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Jeff Green February 24, 2014 at 01:06 pm
The ipcc is about 99% volunteers. One the major stresses in the IPCC is that it is about the scienceRead More and they keep the politics out. ######################## Let’s start with a few basic facts about the IPCC. The IPCC is not, as many people seem to think, a large organization. In fact, it has only 10 full-time staff in its secretariat at the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, plus a few staff in four technical support units that help the chairs of the three IPCC working groups and the national greenhouse gas inventories group. The actual work of the IPCC is done by unpaid volunteers – thousands of scientists at universities and research institutes around the world who contribute as authors or reviewers to the completion of the IPCC reports. A large fraction of the relevant scientific community is thus involved in the effort. - See more at: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2010/02/ipcc-errors-facts-and-spin/#sthash.7zIqYeFT.dpuf
Donald Lee February 24, 2014 at 03:22 pm
The IPCC is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It's a UN body. The very name suggests anRead More agenda. If there is no "climate change", there is no reason for them to exist. A UN organ that "keeps the politics out" is an oxymoron. The fact that the IPCC per-se has a small staff does not mean that there are not billions of dollars to be had for grants and "studies" from the member governments. US, UK, and other nations have been generous with these "volunteer" scientists, like all the folks at NASA and NOAA who have made whole careers on "climate change" This is one area of science that has become so politicized that rational discussion is almost impossible. Real scientists don't speak of "consensus" as though it were a vote. They speak of evidence and cause-and-effect. I lament the loss of credibility of science as a whole as a result of this wrongheaded crusade.
Jeff Green February 24, 2014 at 05:22 pm
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Source: Walter Burns)
pam February 18, 2014 at 04:55 pm
Hoboken no need to get testy. By saying..."until he does, I'll be here to help" you setRead More yourself up as the neighborhood watchdog. All I'm saying is that your services are not needed.
Hoboken Ono February 18, 2014 at 07:02 pm
-- All I'm saying is that your services are not needed. All I'm saying is: "As far as payingRead More attention to my posts, Pam, no one is forcing you to." No one is being testy, except the person who said: "I am quite capable of deciding what entitles my attention."
pam February 19, 2014 at 03:34 am
I'm glad you are able to see reason Hoboken. Have a wonderful day.
US Senator Al Franken (Source: Johnathunder)
KK February 18, 2014 at 02:07 pm
Nobody likes him? You are wrong. I do.
Super Fun Size February 18, 2014 at 04:57 pm
I doubt you could spot reality if you saw it Arthur.
Arthur Christopher Schaper February 18, 2014 at 06:31 pm
Define "reality" -- that would be super fun!Read More ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Just to clarify: " He is not good enough, he is not smart enough, and he should not be liked enough to represent Minnesota once again in the US Senate." Should not be liked.
State Sen. Ted Lieu (Source: Neon Tommy)
Arthur Christopher Schaper February 22, 2014 at 09:44 am
The District Attorney ended the investigation because Bobko's home address was confirmed. NoRead More indictment followed, either. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Blogger calling out my state senator for his unsupportable silence on the matter. ---------------------------------------------------------------------Not only that, but State Senate President Darrell Steinberg is moving for indicted (not yet convicted) Ronald Calderon to be removed from the state senate. Yet Wright was indicted and has already been convicted of felonies, yet Steinberg (and Lieu) say nothing. There's a lot of dirty pots in this kitchen. Time to throw out the pots and clean up the kitchen.
venicebeachpress.com March 9, 2014 at 06:39 am
Yes indeed. Vote out dems and reps unless you like gmos and the nsa spying on you. Vote theRead More corporate puppets out. Vote 3rd party and independent candidates in like Marianne Williamson (Independent) or Mark Matthew Herd (Libertarian). Both are the only two candidates on the record for not accepting special interest or pac money. Interview with Marianne Williamson at www.VeniceBeachPress.com More on Herd at www.VoteHerd.com
Arthur Christopher Schaper March 9, 2014 at 11:15 am
Venice Beach - check out this post, where I confronted Ted Lieu about Roderick Wright at a RedondoRead More Beach pharmacy. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://tedlieuwatch.blogspot.com/2014/02/lieu-at-kovacs-frey-pharmacy-feb-28.html
US Senator Kelly Ayotte (Source: Patch.com)
Super Fun Size February 23, 2014 at 06:53 am
Thats a very misleading headline Seamus, I can see where the papers editorializing confused you. IfRead More you read the story, or investigate CalWorks program you will see these payments are going to Natural Born Citizens.
Arthur Christopher Schaper February 23, 2014 at 09:30 am
Seamus: -------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you so much forRead More the link. You provided more evidence which confirms which economist Milton Friedman had always discussed. You can have free immigration to work, but not to welfare. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Tell Ayotte to get on target, so "No!" to amnesty
jpf2361 February 23, 2014 at 11:24 am
Super Lemming, So this money is ONLY going to "Natural Born Citizens"? REALLY?? So ifRead More these kids are minors how are they spending their money?? Their Parents don't use this money for anything else??? You TRULY ARE AN IDIOT!!!
Richard Simmons (Source: Del Far, Permission of CC-by)
Arthur Christopher Schaper February 5, 2014 at 08:19 am
News Break: Fluke is more likely setting her eyes on Ted Lieu's state senate seat.Read More -------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://townhall.com/tipsheet/danieldoherty/2014/02/05/fluke-to-run-for-state-senate-not-congress-n1790034
Dexter Liu February 5, 2014 at 03:45 pm
Oh, you poor Californians, I do feel your pain! When it comes right down to it, I'd take aRead More free-market success story any day and that's what Richard Simmons is! Certainly as it compares to corrupt ex mayoral candidates, bureaucrats and "bear-huggin" senators who have not a clue how to fix the economy. And I won't even dignify the "I demand free birth control" loser no-experience Democrat-prop. We have the same dilemma in liberal-regressive New England so it's perhaps cathartic for me to dwell even albeit for a moment on someone elses troubles... California District 33, if you know what's good for you, vote Simmons, it's way past time to cut the fat in Washington D.C. and Richard Simmons may just be the ticket!
Liz Champlain February 5, 2014 at 05:10 pm
Hey Dexie, we don't pay attention to fictional candidates (unlike Republicans!) And we don''t wantRead More you to attempt to "dignify" women's health care benefits; you should really stay away from issues you don't understand.
Richard Simmons (Source: Del Far, Permission of CC-by)
Tara Margolin February 4, 2014 at 02:25 pm
Ms. Williamson's "results" for helping people to heal their lives, for feeding the sick,Read More and for bringing attention to the tragic course our country is upon, should not be so quickly dismissed as they have been by this poorly written article's "author". Marianne Williamson, unlike most other well known, best selling authors has chosen to use her voice to call attention some of the ugly truths that are dismantling our beloved nation: Child poverty, as one out of five children in this nation are "food insecure", mass incarceration(which takes a heavier toll on your wallet than Obamacare), our eroding civil liberties, NSA spying, Indefinite Detention bills signed by Democrats and Republicans alike, which allow for our government to detain us without charging us for as long as they like. Perhaps Mr. Schaper thinks that hungry children and indefinite detention are funny, but I do not. Our elections and the people we send to represent us in Congress are a very serious matter. I truly hope that the voters of district 33 will take a close listen to what all of the candidates have to say rather than taking their cues from dismissive and mocking voices such as this one. I greatly admire Ms. Williamson for the seriousness in which she is addressing the tragic course our country is on, and wish her the best of luck in getting her message through in the garbage that passes for media in this country.
No More Waxman! Retreat! (Source: Patch.com)
David Ewing February 3, 2014 at 10:48 am
Get over yourself, Schaper. The foam is showing at the corners of your mouth. God forbid that WaxmanRead More should be an "unrepentant liberal" in a solidly liberal district. What an outrage! We've all had differences with him on one issue or another, but he's served honorably over a long career. On the other hand, we've seen what happens when people of your persuasion go to Washington. Instead of finding solutions to problems, they throw tantrums, substituting name-calling and obstructionism for responsible governance. After one of the most disastrous administrations in the history of our nation, which of course conservatives now disavow, their biggest fear is that a cautiously liberal administration may succeed in applying Mitt Romney's healthcare plan nationally. Too bad for Romney that people like you made it impossible for him to capitalize on his greatest success as governor of Massachusetts. He might have been president today, but then you would have been faced with basically the same healthcare program, and you couldn't have railed about it being a liberal plot. So thank your Tea Party pals for handing the presidency to Obama. You get to use him as liberal bogeyman, while the country gets the benefits of his liberal agenda.
Arthur Christopher Schaper February 3, 2014 at 06:30 pm
"We've all had differences with him on one issue or another, but he's served honorably over aRead More long career." No he hasn't, in one word: Obamacare. No excuse!
Arthur Christopher Schaper February 3, 2014 at 08:41 pm
"After one of the most disastrous administrations in the history of our nation, which of courseRead More conservatives now disavow, their biggest fear is that a cautiously liberal administration may succeed in applying Mitt Romney's healthcare plan nationally." There is nothing cautious about President Obama's policy failures. He governs by executive order. RomneyCare does not work in Massachusetts, and now Obamacare is not working nationwide. This is a good thing?
No More Waxman! Retreat! (Source: Patch.com)
Arthur Christopher Schaper February 1, 2014 at 10:21 am
Lorelei: You are equating Tea Party Movement with the 1% in this country? That's an unjust,Read More erroneous comparison. Waxman was one of the 1%, by the way. I see this irony time and again among "progressives". The liberal politicians and their allies get wealthier, but everyone gets poorer. This is "progress"?
Arthur Christopher Schaper February 1, 2014 at 10:22 am
"From one who wants to step on others rights while pushing through an agenda for the 1% of theRead More 1%" Forcing people to purchase health insurance was a massing abuse of our rights. How about all the people losing their insurance because of Obama-WaxmanCare? Care to speak to that? What about the retired teachers and police officers in Indiana, whose pension funds lost millions of dollars to bailout GM?
Will Smith February 1, 2014 at 01:38 pm
These are the same old, tired arguments of Roger Ailes and Fox News. The National healthcare debateRead More is over, in a few years it will evolve and be accepted the same as Social Security is today. Almost all modern industrial societies have universal health care, unfortunately, the just say "no" crowd could have helped shape it's introduction, but instead they got caught up in their ideology. Nevertheless, it is here to stay, those squealing the most are the middleman; insurance, drug companies and a whole universe that take our medical dollars, but do not provide any patient benefits. Congressmen Waxman, did what the majority of the people in his district wanted him to do, had he run again, no doubt, he would represent the district again. The far right must find this very frustrating, but they would do well to focus on the future, and the things that the moderates and some liberals would agree on. We all agree that we need government that is efficient and effective. This requires cooperation from both sides. Those making repeated, shrill and anecdotal assertions do little to improve the toxic political environment or help improve our society.
No More Waxman! Retreat! (Source: Patch.com)
Arthur Christopher Schaper February 3, 2014 at 08:30 am
Martin: Great points. I did not vote for this guy. That's for sure. Why is it that voters willRead More continue to send such accountable people to Washington? I do submit the following: we do not need better politicians, but better informed voters. Thanks for reading!
jay garacochea February 3, 2014 at 08:38 am
Great article about H. Waxman. You left out the early part in his political career, the eighties,Read More when he was against a public transit system project from downtown LA to the Westside. What a screw up!
Arthur Christopher Schaper February 3, 2014 at 06:28 pm
I did write about that. He blocked the Subway to the Sea. "Along with ignoring LA's need forRead More the Subway to the Sea for better commuting opportunities along the Wilshire-West Los Angeles corridor. " I think it would be a worthwhile project. Besides, the technology today is more advanced than it was three decades ago.
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