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Frickin’ Big Media Idiots

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Can We Volunteer Some People?

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More Global Warming Manure

Using computer models to determine the effect of man-made global warming, and so to potentially sue oil and power companies.  It is using computer models people, not measurements.  On this basis I think we could create computer models of the economy that would allow us to sue Democrats for their impact of the stock market.  This could get fun!

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All Right You Global Warming Wackos!

This is not the best way to sway someone in an argument, but dang it, this issue is so full of people jumping off in the wrong direction that it makes suicidal lemmings seem shy, reserved, and steadfast in comparison.  SLAPSHOT sent over a link on the GROWTH OF SEA ICE.  That is correct, growth, of, sea, ice.  But even this article has some of the most atrocious use of the written English language, and this criticism from a man who does not consider himself highly skilled in the art.  Consider:

That anomaly had been negative, indicating ice loss, for most of the current decade and reached a historic low in 2007.

That is correct, folks.  The amount of sea ice apparently hit an historic low in 2007.  HISTORICLOW!  And Webster’s defines historic as:

a: famous or important in history <historic battlefields> b: having great and lasting importance <a historic occasion> c: known or established in the past <historic interest rates> d: dating from or preserved from a past time or culture <historic buildings> <historic artifacts>

So this sounds important, an HISTORIC LOW IN SEA ICE (doom, doom)!  But the article itself points out that the vast history of recording the amount of global sea ice as been going on for nearly ten thousand, five hundred, ninety-two days.  Indeed!  The numerous bureaucrats in the sea ice amount measuring community have been collecting data on the amount of global sea ice in the seas all around the globe for nearly a whopping 30 years.  For a total of thirty seasonal cycles it has been determined that the low point in thirty data samples should be considered a RECORD HISTORIC LOW.  Mr. Fu has spend more time writing this article to this points than it would require him to analyze and reduce this data.
And here it the crusher in all of this.  The source of all the doom and gloom about the impending man-made global wamring disaster are just computer models that keep getting it wrong:

Michaels, who is also a Senior Fellow with the Cato Institute, tells DailyTech that, while the behavior of the Arctic seems to agree with climate models predictions, the Southern Hemisphere can’t be explained by current theory. “The models predict a warming ocean around Antarctica, so why would we see more sea ice?” Michaels adds that large areas of the Southern Pacific are showing cooling trends, an occurrence not anticipated by any current climate model.

“Not anticipated by any current climate model?”  What the heck does that mean?  The computer models are not anticipating correctly?  I thought these models were created by the most brilliant minds!  How could they have deceived us so, with their faulty computer models?  What other predictions are they getting wrong?  The predictions of an ever rising, Earth killing temperature increase?  Of Obama’s ability to single handedly make the economy better?

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PAIN!

And the problems it may be causing.  This may boost that whole “pain retards healing” idea.

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Presenting, the NASA Astronauts

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When Bush Gets It Right

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Not Bonnie Tyler

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They Would Not Have Missed The Vote

If they had implemented an electronically distributed Congress.  Think about it, link all Congressional representatives together over high definition video conferencing making it possible to:

a) record all their interactions

b) keep them in their districts or States for constant access by The People

Just think hope much fuel and money we will save by not flying Congress-critters back and forth between D.C. and the various States.

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And Who Named This Thing?

The Ares rocket?  Did the guy who passed this name even ever read anything about Greek mythology?

Bah, Mr. Fu prefers Orion anyway.

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Still In Need Of A Squid Lawgiver

Fisherman caught an 1,102 pound colossal squid.  Based on the beak size of his specimen, compared to those they have found in sperm whales, larger members may tip the scales at 2,000 pounds.  Of course there was some calamari prepared the celebrate.

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X-Ray Fluorescence Reveals Hidden Writings

Scientists are using x-ray fluorescence to uncover previously unknown writings of Archimedes hidden under gold leaf paintings.  Given Mr. Fu’s experience with x-ray fluorescence he is surprised this method had not been considered before.  Perhaps it was, but th article did not make that clear.

Still, this is a big win for physics used to help archeology.  Dr. Jones would be proud.

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Those Vicious Squid!

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Topic Of The Day: Crystal Skulls

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Trans-simianism

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Censorship At Colorado State University!!!

We have got to stop this! They are threating to spot publication of a professor because of his views on global warming!  Oh wait, he does not believe in global warming.  Never mind!  Nothing to see here.  Go on about your business.

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Cats and Engineers, A Natural Combination

Cat aspect ratios, corporal cuddling, cat yodeling, and cat static electricity, a video overview of cats from an engineering perspective:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHXBL6bzAR4

Next Mr. Fu hopes to see their work on cats with buttered toast strapped to their backs.

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Yes, Interesting, But….

The ESA proposes a long duration study to mimic a 17 month trip to and from Mars. But that is because the eggheads at NASA and the ESA will not look at the real practical solution that would get you there in less then one month, Project Orion! Typical, summed up best by Bruce Willis in Armageddon:

Harry Stamper: What’s your contingency plan?
Truman: Contingency plan?
Harry Stamper: Your backup plan. You gotta have some kind of backup plan, right?
Truman: No, we don’t have a back up plan, this is, uh…
Harry Stamper: And this is the best that you c – that the government, the *U.S. government* could come up with? I mean, you’re NASA for crying out loud, you put a man on the moon, you’re geniuses! You’re the guys that’re thinking shit up! I’m sure you got a team of men sitting around somewhere right now just thinking shit up and somebody backing them up! You’re telling me you don’t have a backup plan, that these eight boy scouts right here, that is the world’s hope, that’s what you’re telling me?
Truman: Yeah.

The days of NASA thinking shit up may have passed.

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So Bruce Willis Will Be Ready

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