Month: April 2013

April 30, 2013 0

King’s Day

By News Desk

Eli Rabett Eli Rabett Eli Rabett is a not quite failed professorial techno-bunny, a chair election from retirement, at a wanna be research university that has a lot to be proud of but has swallowed the Kool-Aid. The students are naive but great and the administrators vary day-to-day between homicidal and delusional. His colleagues are smart, but they have a curious inability to see the holes that they dig for themselves.

April 29, 2013 0

Increasing Likelihood of Unstable German Coalition Following Next Elections

By News Desk

The Financial Times reports Greens and SPD close ranks in battle against Angela Merkel . Germany’s main centre-left opposition parties closed ranks over the weekend in their uphill battle against Angela Merkel, with the Greens signalling a decisive shift to the left. During a three-day party congress in Berlin five months before national elections, the Greens positioned themselves to the left of the Social Democrats (SPD) with calls for higher income tax and a property levy on the rich

April 28, 2013 0

The better question is what should the global average temperature revert to after stabilizing

By News Desk

Tweet An argument I’ve seen more than once from climate inactivists sometimes comes in the form of a question, "what is the ideal average global temperature," as if the question has a deep implication. In mid-gallop from "there’s no warming; the warming is all natural; humans have little contribution," this is the step, "the warming gets us to a better temperature anyway," before they move on to "the overall negative effect isn’t that bad; it’s too soon to take action; it’s too late to take action." The first naive thought would be that places like Alaska should welcome some warmth, and a lot of the world’s land mass is polar. What they miss is how melting permafrost results in sinking roads and buildings, forests die because insect pests survive mild winters more easily, and coastlines disappear with the loss of sea-ice protection from waves.

April 27, 2013 0

NYT: "Nowhere in Rebel-Controlled Syria is There a Secular Fighting Force to Speak Of"

By News Desk

Additionally, The New York Times in its article, " Arms Airlift to Syria Rebels Expands, With C.I.A. Aid ," admits that: With help from the C.I.A., Arab governments and Turkey have sharply increased their military aid to Syria’s opposition fighters in recent months, expanding a secret airlift of arms and equipment for the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, according to air traffic data, interviews with officials in several countries and the accounts of rebel commanders.

April 26, 2013 0

Moving Ahead with "Pension Progress"

By News Desk

Buried in a transportation bill that President Obama signed on July 6, 2012, was a change to make it appear pension plans are better funded than they really are. The bill was called Map-21 "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act". Here is a catchy logo and stated goals.