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The Perfessor

Climate change: Fact or fiction

I know that Walt wants to talk about this (and he probably will at some point), but both he and I came across this bombshell and well, I wanted to get it out there. Apparently, (and if I’m understanding this correctly) everything we’ve learned about climate change and global warming (and what Al Gore has been telling us), is wrong. The way we learned about it, is due to someone apparently hacked a scientific server and discovered all these incriminating emails.

In the last few hours, thousands of emails have been leaked to internet forums detailing a massive conspiracy to fudge climate change results to make the results look more influenced by carbon emissions and cover-up any inconsistencies that may lead to alternative theories regarding climate control. Given the high controversy of this subject, it’s important to understand the potential for deception, and any evidence from either side must be taken with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, the controversy is causing quite a storm.

The documents, from the Climate Research Institute at East Anglia University are being scrutinized now, and seem on first inspection to be authentic. The 62 MB file was first uploaded to internet forum site, “The Air Vent” early yesterday. Many of the emails detail the disdain researchers have for those uncooperative scientists who are attempting to discredit thousands of hours worth of expensive research done by those involved in the controversy. Some names mentioned are Phil Jones, and Michael Mann who coined the “hockey stick” diagram.

“I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s,” so one email goes, “to hide the decline.” Clearly we see here that if these emails are indeed authentic, then this is quite possibly one of the greatest conspiracies to surface from the scientific community since the Alternating Current Wars. And according to “Investigate” magazine, operating from Australia, Dr. Phil Jones has verified their authenticity. Dr. Jones’ analysis holds with it much weight, and many are now giving a second look to what would otherwise have merely been a “well crafted hoax.” Now as the controversy continues, many climatic science sites are taking the emails very seriously.

This is a very long (9:58) video in regards to this scientific hack and what the potential fallout.

Sarah Palin gets it wrong, again. (Go figure)

james-k-polk-presidential-dollarIt seems that these days Sarah Palin’s Claims are being fact-checked by Fox News. Yep, you read that right, it seems that the bell of the Republican party is being called out on her erroneous claims about the new dollar coin:

As Fox News anchor Bret Baier noted this evening, picking up on a Politico report, Palin said this past Friday that there had been a lot of “change” of late, and talked about the dollar coin — how the phrase “In God We Trust” had been moved to the rim of the coin, rather than on the face. “Who makes a decision like that?” said Palin, seemingly pointing to the Obama administration, adding: “It’s a disturbing trend.”

Needless to say, it seems that the coins in question were actually commissioned not by President Obama’s White House and the Democratic Majority, but way back in 2005 by the then Republican-led government. Plus, as Baier points out, a later Congress acted specifically to change this coin in 2007. Fox then displayed a newer James K. Polk Presidential coin with the phrase “In God we trust” on the coin’s face.

Can’t you just see the tide turning?

The Perfessor

Jon Stewart Gibb-Smacks Sean Hannity

Yep, our favorite faux newsman got to Gibb-Smack Fox’s faux newsman for just making s#it up.

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Don’t you just love the part where the newswoman that Hanity hands off to fumbles the pass as she gets caught up in his lie as she endorses Sean Hannity as he falsely uses footage of Glenn Beck’s much bigger 9/12 protest to make it appear that the GOP’s health care rally appear more heavily attended than it actually was.

In the words of Jon Stewart, is Fox just allowed to make s#it up now?

The Perfessor