Regime Change by Any Other Name? by Victor Davis Hanson. Reblog

May 22, 2017.    Truth or consequences? Obama skated for far worse misdeeds.
The efforts to demonize and thus delegitimize and so emasculate Trump have reached sick new heights.
We are now watching insidious regime change, aimed at removing the president of the United States not because of what he has done so far, but because of his personality and what he might do to the Obama agenda — and because for a variety of cultural reasons, our elite simply despises his very being.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447864/trump-critics-left-right-want-him-removed

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CO2 warming the oceans

“…water takes a lot of energy to heat up, and air doesn’t contain much. In fact, on a volume/volume basis, the ratio of heat capacities is about 3300 to 1. This means that to heat 1 litre of water by 1˚C it would take 3300 litres of air that was 2˚C hotter, or 1 litre of air that was about 3300˚C hotter!”

“This shouldn’t surprise anyone. If you ran a cold bath and then tried to heat it by putting a dozen heaters in the room, does anyone believe that the water would ever get hot?”

“The problem gets even stickier when you consider the size of the ocean. Basically, there is too much water and not enough air.”

“The ocean contains a colossal 1,500,000,000,000,000,000,000 litres of water! To heat it, even by a small amount, takes a staggering amount of energy. To heat it by a mere 1˚C, for example, an astonishing 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 joules of energy are required.”

“Let’s put this amount of energy in perspective. If we all turned off all our appliances and went and lived in caves, and then devoted every coal, nuclear, gas, hydro, wind and solar power plant to just heating the ocean, it would take a breathtaking 32,000 years to heat the ocean by just this 1˚C!”

by Mark Imisides, industrial chemist

More here: http://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2009/12/diy-ocean-heating/

Sooner or later, citizens will start prosecuting and jailing the fraudsters promoting  global warming. The scale and collusion of this fraud makes Enron look like child’s play.

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The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party

Source: The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party

Watch the short video at the link above by Carol Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, for Prager University.  Published by PragerU.com

Transcript of the video and references below.

When you think about racial equality and civil rights, which political party comes to mind? The Republicans? Or, the Democrats?

Most people would probably say the Democrats. But this answer is incorrect.

Since its founding in 1829, the Democratic Party has fought against every major civil rights initiative, and has a long history of discrimination.

The Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, opposed Reconstruction, founded the Ku Klux Klan, imposed segregation, perpetrated lynchings, and fought against the civil rights acts of the 1950s and 1960s.

In contrast, the Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party. Its mission was to stop the spread of slavery into the new western territories with the aim of abolishing it entirely. This effort, however, was dealt a major blow by the Supreme Court. In the 1857 case Dred Scott v. Sandford, the court ruled that slaves aren’t citizens; they’re property. The seven justices who voted in favor of slavery? All Democrats. The two justices who dissented? Both Republicans.

The slavery question was, of course, ultimately resolved by a bloody civil war. The commander-in-chief during that war was the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln – the man who freed the slaves.

Six days after the Confederate army surrendered, John Wilkes Booth, a Democrat, assassinated President Lincoln. Lincoln’s vice president, a Democrat named Andrew Johnson, assumed the presidency. But Johnson adamantly opposed Lincoln’s plan to integrate the newly freed slaves into the South’s economic and social order.

Johnson and the Democratic Party were unified in their opposition to the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery; the 14th Amendment, which gave blacks citizenship; and the 15th Amendment, which gave blacks the vote. All three passed only because of universal Republican support.

During the era of Reconstruction, federal troops stationed in the south helped secure rights for the newly freed slaves. Hundreds of black men were elected to southern state legislatures as Republicans, and 22 black Republicans served in the US Congress by 1900. The Democrats did not elect a black man to Congress until 1935.

But after Reconstruction ended, when the federal troops went home, Democrats roared back into power in the South. They quickly reestablished white supremacy across the region with measures like black codes – laws that restricted the ability of blacks to own property and run businesses. And they imposed poll taxes and literacy tests, used to subvert the black citizen’s right to vote.

And how was all of this enforced? By terror — much of it instigated by the Ku Klux Klan, founded by a Democrat, Nathan Bedford Forrest.

As historian Eric Foner – himself a Democrat – notes:

“In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party.”

President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, shared many views with the Klan. He re-segregated many federal agencies, and even screened the first movie ever played at the White House – the racist film “The Birth of a Nation,” originally entitled “The Clansman.”

A few decades later, the only serious congressional opposition to the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 came from Democrats.

Eighty percent of Republicans in Congress supported the bill. Less than 70 percent of Democrats did. Democratic senators filibustered the bill for 75 days, until Republicans mustered the few extra votes needed to break the logjam.

And when all of their efforts to enslave blacks, keep them enslaved, and then keep them from voting had failed, the Democrats came up with a new strategy: If black people are going to vote, they might as well vote for Democrats. As President Lyndon Johnson was purported to have said about the Civil Rights Act, “I’ll have them n*****s voting Democrat for two hundred years.”

So now, the Democratic Party prospers on the votes of the very people it has spent much of its history oppressing.

Democrats falsely claim that the Republican Party is the villain, when in reality it’s the failed policies of the Democratic Party that have kept blacks down. Massive government welfare has decimated the black family. Opposition to school choice has kept them trapped in failing schools.  Politically correct policing has left black neighborhoods defenseless against violent crime.

So, when you think about racial equality and civil rights, which political party should come to mind?

I’m Carol Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, for Prager University.

Since its founding in 1829, the Democratic Party has fought against every major civil rights initiative, including abolishing slavery.

  • The Democratic Party fought against the abolition of slavery, instigated the Civil War, opposed Reconstruction, founded the Ku Klux Klan, imposed segregation, participated in and promoted lynchings, and fought against the civil rights acts of the mid-20th century.View Source
  • The Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party, established to stop the spread of slavery into the new Western territories and ultimately abolish it altogether.View Source
  • WATCH: Political science professor Carol Swain on the Democratic Party’s legacy of racial discrimination.View Source
  • Related reading: “Abduction: How Liberalism Steals Our Children’s Hearts And Minds” – Carol SwainView Source

The Ku Klux Klan was formed by southern Democrats to keep African Americans and Republicans out of political power.

  • The KKK was an organization formed by southern Democrats in order to keep African Americans and Republicans out of political power.View Source
  • According to historian Dr. Eric Foner, “In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party.”View Source
  • WATCH: Political science professor Carol Swain on the Democratic Party’s legacy of racial discrimination.View Source
  • Related reading: “Bamboozled: How Americans are being Exploited by the Lies of the Liberal Agenda” – Angela McGlowanView Source

Which political party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the Ku Klux Klan, and imposed segregation? The Democratic Party.

  • The Democratic Party fought against the abolition of slavery, instigated the Civil War, opposed Reconstruction, founded the Ku Klux Klan, imposed segregation, participated in and promoted lynchings, and fought against the civil rights acts of the mid-20th century.View Source
  • The Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party, established to stop the spread of slavery into the new Western territories and ultimately abolish it altogether.View Source
  • WATCH: Political science professor Carol Swain on the Democratic Party’s legacy of racial discrimination.View Source
  • Related reading: “Be the People: A Call to Reclaim America’s Faith and Promise” – Carol SwainView Source

Southern Democrats sought to block the influence of black voters after the Civil War.

  • Democrats gerrymandered Congressional voting districts to minimize the influence of blacks, allowing Democrats to monopolize power at the state level.View Source
  • According to historian Dr. Eric Foner, “In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party.”View Source
  • WATCH: Political science professor Carol Swain on the Democratic Party’s legacy of racial discrimination.View Source
  • Related reading: “Bamboozled: How Americans are being Exploited by the Lies of the Liberal Agenda” – Angela McGlowanView Source

Inconvenient fact: More Republicans voted in favor of the 1964 Civil Rights Act than Democrats.

  • Southern Democrats attempted to filibuster the Civil Rights Act.View Source
  • A total of 80% of Republicans in both houses of Congress voted for the Civil Rights Act. Only 60% of Democrats voted for the Civil Rights Act.View Source
  • WATCH: Political science professor Carol Swain on the Democratic Party’s legacy of racial discrimination.View Source
  • Related reading: “Be the People: A Call to Reclaim America’s Faith and Promise” – Carol SwainView Source

It was the Democratic Supreme Court justices who promoted slavery in the Dredd Scott decision. The Republican justices dissented.

  • The Dred Scott v Sandford case challenged the then-status-quo that blacks could not be citizens and thus were not protected by constitutional rights.View Source
  • All seven of the Democratic justices voted to deny rights to blacks and promote the pro-slavery agenda in the Dred Scott v Sandford case, and both Republican justices dissented in favor of solidifying rights for blacks.View Source
  • WATCH: Political science professor Carol Swain on the Democratic Party’s legacy of racial discrimination.View Source
  • Related reading: “Abduction: How Liberalism Steals Our Children’s Hearts And Minds” – Carol SwainView Source

The Ku Klux Klan operated as a tool for the Democratic Party in the post-Civil War south. Their enemy: Republican and black politicians.

  • One of the goals of the KKK was to undermine and defeat the Republican Party.View Source
  • According to historian Dr. Eric Foner, “In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party.”View Source
  • WATCH: Political science professor Carol Swain on the Democratic Party’s legacy of racial discrimination.View Source
  • Related reading: “Bamboozled: How Americans are being Exploited by the Lies of the Liberal Agenda” – Angela McGlowanView Source

What did all the justices who voted to promote slavery in the Dredd Scott case have in common? They were all Democrats.

  • The Dred Scott v Sandford case challenged the then-status-quo that blacks could not be citizens and thus were not protected by constitutional rights.View Source
  • All seven of the Democratic justices voted to deny rights to blacks and promote the pro-slavery agenda in the Dred Scott v Sandford case, and both Republican justices dissented in favor of solidifying rights for blacks.View Source
  • WATCH: Political science professor Carol Swain on the Democratic Party’s legacy of racial discrimination.View Source
  • Related reading: “Be the People: A Call to Reclaim America’s Faith and Promise” – Carol SwainView Source
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Largest U.S. solar panel maker files for bankruptcy

Largest US Solar Panel Maker Files for Bankruptcy After Receiving $206 Million in Subsidies

http://dailysignal.com/2017/05/11/largest-us-solar-panel-maker-files-bankruptcy-receiving-206-million-subsidies/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tds-tw

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NOAA scientist confirms colleagues manipulated climate data

https://science.house.gov/news/press-releases/former-noaa-scientist-confirms-colleagues-manipulated-climate-recordsc

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Enhanced CO2 uptake at a shallow Arctic Ocean seep field overwhelms the positive warming potential of emitted methane. PNAS: negative radiative forcing from CO2 uptake is up to 231 times greater than positive radiative forcing from methane emissions.

 

Enhanced CO2 uptake at a shallow Arctic Ocean seep field overwhelms the positive warming potential of emitted methane

  1. John W. Pohlmana,1,
  2. Jens Greinertb,c,d,
  3. Carolyn Ruppela,
  4. Anna Silyakovac,
  5. Lisa Vielstädteb,
  6. Michael Cassoa,
  7. Jürgen Mienertc, and
  8. Stefan Bünzc
  1. Edited by Jonathan J. Cole, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Avon, NC, and approved March 8, 2017 (received for review November 15, 2016)

Significance

Methane released from the seafloor and transported to the atmosphere has the potential to amplify global warming. At an arctic site characterized by high methane flux from the seafloor, we measured methane and carbon dioxide (CO2) exchange across the sea−air interface. We found that CO2 uptake in an area of elevated methane efflux was enhanced relative to surrounding waters, such that the negative radiative forcing effect (cooling) resulting from CO2 uptake overwhelmed the positive radiative forcing effect (warming) supported by methane output. Our work suggests physical mechanisms (e.g., upwelling) that transport methane to the surface may also transport nutrient-enriched water that supports enhanced primary production and CO2 drawdown. These areas of methane seepage may be net greenhouse gas sinks.

Abstract

Continued warming of the Arctic Ocean in coming decades is projected to trigger the release of teragrams (1 Tg = 106 tons) of methane from thawing subsea permafrost on shallow continental shelves and dissociation of methane hydrate on upper continental slopes. On the shallow shelves (<100 m water depth), methane released from the seafloor may reach the atmosphere and potentially amplify global warming. On the other hand, biological uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) has the potential to offset the positive warming potential of emitted methane, a process that has not received detailed consideration for these settings. Continuous sea−air gas flux data collected over a shallow ebullitive methane seep field on the Svalbard margin reveal atmospheric CO2 uptake rates (−33,300 ± 7,900 μmol m−2⋅d−1) twice that of surrounding waters and ∼1,900 times greater than the diffusive sea−air methane efflux (17.3 ± 4.8 μmol m−2⋅d−1). The negative radiative forcing expected from this CO2 uptake is up to 231 times greater than the positive radiative forcing from the methane emissions. Surface water characteristics (e.g., high dissolved oxygen, high pH, and enrichment of 13C in CO2) indicate that upwelling of cold, nutrient-rich water from near the seafloor accompanies methane emissions and stimulates CO2 consumption by photosynthesizing phytoplankton. These findings challenge the widely held perception that areas characterized by shallow-water methane seeps and/or strongly elevated sea−air methane flux always increase the global atmospheric greenhouse gas burden.

Footnotes

  • Author contributions: J.W.P., J.G., and S.B. designed research; J.W.P., J.G., A.S., and M.C. performed shipboard research; J.W.P., J.G., and M.C. contributed new reagents/analytic tools; J.W.P., J.G., C.R., and L.V. analyzed data; and J.W.P., J.G., C.R., and J.M. wrote the paper.

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/05/02/1618926114?utm_content=buffer5db04&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

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News people

It’s never good when newspeople become the news. Period. Even if it’s fake news disguised as comedy. That’s entertainment, not reality.

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14,000 Abandoned Wind Turbines Litter the United States

Source: 14,000 Abandoned Wind Turbines Litter the United States

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Another climate whistleblower

Physicist Steven Koonin, former undersecretary in the Department of Energy in the Obama administration has become a whistleblower regarding the “Obama administration’s manipulated ‘climate change’ data.” “What you saw coming out of the press releases about climate data, climate analysis, was, I’d say, misleading, sometimes just wrong.”

Short video interview by Wall Street Journal:

http://www.wsj.com/video/opinion-journal-how-government-twists-climate-statistics/80027CBC-2C36-4930-AB0B-9C3344B6E199.html

 

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Waiting for disaster

There will never again be a unified America so long as Congress does not take out its trash and do its job right.

We don’t need all this intelligence bureaucracy if there is transparency in government and government and its contractors live by the same rules, laws and policies as citizens.

Congress had better get it done before the credit bubble crashes, unless their purpose is another civil war. And that includes ending the ability to create money and credit out of thin air. What family doesn’t have to manage their budget? Their banker and lawyer buddies could shut it down if Congress doesn’t get a budget done on time. “It” is the credit bubble, not just the government.

How is Congress going to get the country out from under this banking extortion and government corruption? So long as the political establishment in Washington, D.C. including Congress, the representatives of the people, live by different rules than the people who employ them, there will be division in America. That division will last until all of them are replaced.

Our Speakers of the House all go down in flames. Let’s start with that. But there is also the sordid history of the Clintons, and more. Take this example of corruption: Dennis Hastert “is the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House in history.”

“In May 2015, Hastert was indicted on federal charges of structuring bank withdrawals to evade bank reporting requirements and making false statements to federal investigators.[4][5] Federal prosecutors said that the money was to compensate for and conceal deliberately-unspecified misconduct by Hastert against an unnamed individual years earlier.[6][7][8][9][10] Soon afterward, public accusations emerged that Hastert had sexually abused three male students (including the aforementioned unnamed individual) when he was a teacher more than three decades earlier.[11][12][13][14][15][16]”

“In October 2015, Hastert entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors. Under the agreement, Hastert pleaded guilty to the “structuring” charge (a felony), and the charge of making false statements was dropped.[17] In court submissions on sentencing considerations filed in April 2016, federal prosecutors made allegations of sexual misconduct against Hastert, saying that he had molested at least four boys as young as 14 while he worked as a high school wrestling coach decades earlier.[18] At the sentencing hearing later that month, Hastert admitted that he had sexually abused boys whom he coached.[19] The judge in the case referred to Hastert as a “serial child molester” and imposed a sentence of fifteen months in prison, two years’ supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.[20][3] He entered the Federal Medical Center prison in Rochester, Minnesota on June 22, 2016.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Hastert

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