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Month: March 2015

Number 375

Instead of our fundamental doctrine that government is to be carried on according to law we are told that what the government does is law. Instead of a law which thinks of citizens and officials as equally subject to law, we are told of a public law which subordinates the citizen to the official…. A Tale Of Two News Items So…how much have you heard from the press about how the captured Al Qaeda archive was handled by the Obamites? Recall “Big Brother” in Number 372. That’s right: the news media are not fully informing you. There is a de facto press embargo on any information that might make The One Leader look bad. (Aside: do you recall the days when the editor of a major US newspaper proudly proclaimed himself a member of a powerful elite he referred to as “gatekeepers”? Those propagandists — to give them an honest designation — assign themselves the job of protecting the public from news that is too negative or misleading.) Now consider how this news item deals with information that is negatively critical of a president. That’s what W gets, even though he’s not president these days; Obama gets a pass. Open And Transparent, As Promised? This is sheer perfidy. To what purpose? The ethical morass is astounding, yet it remains fundamentally unremarked, and, most important, unable to provoke outrage and...

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Number 374

Today, laws, policies, and procedures select for personalities attracted to aggressive, antagonistic policing; isolate police from the communities they serve; and condition police officers to see the people they serve — the people with whom they interact every day — as the enemy. AGW: The New Battlefield The Cult Launches A Frontal Assault On The Fundamentals Since the heady days when Al Gore, Jim Hansen, and Mike Mann made fools of themselves, the Warmers have promoted their faith with a rather fragile mix of scientific papers and publicity. It appears that some in their ranks felt this was not getting enough traction, and that a hard science approach — perhaps looking a lot like what the Skeptics (or “Deniers”) were doing — was called for. So here it is: BEST (from Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature). It introduces itself and presents a quick summary of its findings here and here. This effort to make AGW scientifically respectable comes as a series of surprises to this newsletter. Not the smallest of these is the appearance of temperature graphs that look extraordinarily novel. Of course the BEST team assures everyone that they are the real, latest, honest, accurate records, and never mind what you have seen before. Well, these unprecedented temperature records must survive the most strict scrutiny. As has been reported here, frauds in temperature records not only exist, but they...

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Number 373

Today, laws, policies, and procedures select for personalities attracted to aggressive, antagonistic policing; isolate police from the communities they serve; and condition police officers to see the people they serve — the people with whom they interact every day — as the enemy. AGW: The New Battlefield The Cult Launches A Frontal Assault On The Fundamentals Since the heady days when Al Gore, Jim Hansen, and Mike Mann made fools of themselves, the Warmers have promoted their faith with a rather fragile mix of scientific papers and publicity. It appears that some in their ranks felt this was not getting enough traction, and that a hard science approach — perhaps looking a lot like what the Skeptics (or “Deniers”) were doing — was called for. So here it is: BEST (from Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature). It introduces itself and presents a quick summary of its findings here and here. This effort to make AGW scientifically respectable comes as a series of surprises to this newsletter. Not the smallest of these is the appearance of temperature graphs that look extraordinarily novel. Of course the BEST team assures everyone that they are the real, latest, honest, accurate records, and never mind what you have seen before. Well, these unprecedented temperature records must survive the most strict scrutiny. As has been reported here, frauds in temperature records not only exist, but they...

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Number 372

The New Terrapin Gazette Number 372 9 March 2015 (Sigmund Freud) asserted that soldiers suffering from battle fatigue were narcissists; they were driven mad during war by the threat to their primary love object, themselves. Big Brother A report published in the March 6, 2015 Wall Street Journal (which is to be followed by a television program on the Fox News network) reveals the Obama administration’s ideologically inspired malfeasance in its conduct of the “War on Terror”. Here is a brief summary of the facts: An intelligence analyst’s dream come true The raid that killed bin Laden netted a huge collection of al Qaeda’s most sensitive secrets. The computer hard drives, DVDs, videos, audio recordings and heaps of written records amounted to the Islamofascist group’s equivalent of all the Pentagon’s records and plans. The documents included proof that Iran and al Qaeda were cooperating. The voluminous records demonstrated that al Qaeda was not dead, dying, or even particularly ill. Bin Laden was in control of his network and was seeing to its expansion, The One Leader sees the captured data differently Obama, however, had proclaimed that al Qaeda was finished and bin Laden was either on the run, dead, or no longer running the operation. Accordingly the clash of facts and claims was resolved by the commission of a terrible felony: the truth was suppressed, and a deliberate lie...

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