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Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Climategate 2

Key phrase: “Basic problem is that all models are wrong,” writes Phil Jones, bluntly, “not got enough middle and low level clouds. - Phil Jones”

All the models are wrong? say it isn't so, where's Al Gore? Amazing!
 “The science is being manipulated to put a political spin on it which for all our sakes might not be too clever in the long run,” laments one scientist, Peter Thorne. 
Al is that you??

Isn't the science "settled"?
“What if climate change appears to be just mainly a multidecadal natural fluctuation?” muses one scientist. “They’ll kill us probably.”
The Goracle is not pleased! You don't want to anger the Goracle!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Quotable quotes

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded- here and there, now and then- are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck." — Robert A. Heinlein

Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.— Robert A. Heinlein

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.— Robert A. Heinlein

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.— Robert A. Heinlein

You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.— Robert A. Heinlein

Love your country, but never trust its government.— Robert A. Heinlein

Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. — Robert A. Heinlein

I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. — Robert A. Heinlein

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. — Robert A. Heinlein

Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay -- and claims a halo for his dishonesty.— Robert A. Heinlein

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy— Robert A. Heinlein

I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.— Robert A. Heinlein

Never insult anyone by accident.— Robert A. Heinlein

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives. — Robert A. Heinlein

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.— Robert A. Heinlein

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.— Robert A. Heinlein

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.— Robert A. Heinlein

I've read every one of his books multiple times. Heinlein never fails to educate, entertain and amuse.


The making of video is awesome.

Sunday, November 6, 2011