Monday, July 25, 2016

Deceit in Sea Level Scaremongering

      It is obvious from this essay    Luctor et Emergo by Dr Gerrit J. van der Lingen
that there is no evidence whatsoever that global sea levels are rising due to human CO2 emissions. Predictions of sea-level rise by the end of this century, varying from 18 (status quo) to 600 centimetres, are based on non-validated computer models or are plain scare mongering
     The most important conclusion is that sea-level rise since the end of the Little Ice Age has been at a constant 1.7 to 1.8 mm per year. Mörner (2011) has even come to the well-researched conclusion that the correct figure for global sea-level rise by 2100 is very likely only +5±15cm. 
     Also, contrary to the predictions of the global warming alarmists, there has been no acceleration in sea-level rise over this time. Therefore, at most sea-level will rise by 17 to 18 cm by 2100, probably less.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Nobel Laureate Discusses Global Warming

Political Correctness

      In ‘political correctness’ debate, most Americans think too many people are easily offended.  At a time when the appropriateness of language has become a political issue, most Americans (59%) say “too many people are easily offended these days over the language that others use.” Fewer (39%) think “people need to be more careful about the language they use to avoid offending people with different backgrounds.”
      A new national survey by Pew Research Center finds substantial partisan, racial and gender differences on this question.

Sunday, July 17, 2016


      With the great success in the theaters of the 2013 The Conjuring Director James Wan spins another horror yarn. The Conjuring 2 is supposedly based on a true story, which is a well worn hoax. How many people would be excited if they were told, "we made the whole thing up."  Well, more than we would be disappointed to know.  But this "little" lie does sell more tickets.
      The Conjuring 2 is based on the Enfield Poltergeist in England, 1977 to 1979. Surprisingly, Wikipedia did a good job of reporting the facts of this incident (because they did such a lame job on the Bell Witch).
      Investigator Joe Nickel did a followup Investigative Brief as a follow-up to his earlier direct involvement in the case.
      Tim Wood in LiveSciFi reported the following in Is the movie the Conjuring 2 based on a True Story?
The Conjuring was one of the biggest horror blockbusters in recent memory and it only makes sense that the producers would make sequel. As with most horror movies the producers often try to blend fiction with facts, in order to make the movie bit scarier.  The first Conjuring movie according to Andrea Perron who lived in the house contained very little of the true story that actually occurred at the house. So how much of the Conjuring 2, is based on a true story?  

The answer is
Well it looks like the only part of the Conjuring 2 movie that might be true, might be the fact that the producers have the haunting occurring in Enfield, UK.  Being in the paranormal field for over 10 years and putting numerous hours investigating, reviewing, and trying to document anomalous phenomena for clients, I find it absolutely disgusting that the Warren’s will forever be attached to this case even though they absolutely had nothing to do with.  Even more disgusting is the fact that this movie claims to be based on true story, when it it clearly isn’t.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Only in America - Superstition Thrives

      In it's "Only in America" the July 15'th issue of The Week magazine reported on a recent activity of the Texas Supreme Court.  It ruled that a Christian family had the right to deny their children an education because the parents believed "the Rapture was imminent." Laura and Michael McIntyre refused to provide a school board with proof they've been actually homeschooling their NINE children saying the order violated their constitutional rights. Naturally, the court was ALL-Republican. 

Chinese Laws Denies Promotion of Superstition.

     China's official censorship guidelines technically prohibit movies that "promote cults or superstition" — a holdover from the Communist Party's secular ideology — and the country's regulators occasionally have used this provision as rationale for banning films that feature ghosts or supernatural beings in a semi-realistic way, such as the remake of Ghostbusters and Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, due their depictions of ghouls and cannibalism.  

Highly unlikely the "Ark of Kentucky" would have found a home.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Kentucky Celebrates Religious Ignorance

The Ark Encounter was built according to the biblical dimensions in Genesis. Seven stories tall and 510 feet long, it can be found on 800 acres on I-75 just south of Cincinnati, Ohio in Williamstown, Kentucky.

The monument was built by Ken Ham, founder, president, and CEO of Answers in Genesis and the popular Creation Museum,  A young Earth Creationist Ham said, 
" The Ark Encounter was built to answer the most-asked questions about the account of Noah and to present the gospel of Christ. This theme park is not just about entertainment, but also about presenting the Christian message." 

Friday, July 8, 2016


      Many of us rely on Internet product reviews for making purchase decisions.  However, some of the reviews just don't sound right.  They are either unrealistically negative or positive.  Do you ignore that input?  The website FAKESPOT.COM provides a second look at some of these product comments and provide some perspective on its potential legitimacy.  Here is what they claim.
Fakespot, launched in 2015, analyzes reviews intelligently and calculates a grade based on the authenticity of reviews involving the selected product. Fakespot identifies fake reviews, currently supporting,,,

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Been to your doctor lately?  Often you get 15 minutes while s/he reads your history from a stack of notes and talks minimally with you.  With hundreds of patients and seeing as many as 40 in a day, how much more personal is your visit than what you might get via Telemedicine?  Do we imagine more personal care than we really get?  With the baby-boomers population, this problem is only going to worsen.

Does your doctor actually consult with the Internet?  With medicine advancing so rapidly, how does a medical practitioner keep up? Maybe the best doctors are those who know how to use the Internet effectively.

The Wall Street Journal: How Telemedicine Is Transforming Health Care -- "After years of big promises, telemedicine is finally living up to its potential. 

CNBC: CVS teams with telehealth trio to boost access to MD care — Pharmacy giant CVS Health announced it will work with three leading telehealth companies 

Forbes: Will Telemedicine Change Healthcare Or Prove To Be Another Venture Fad? — "Telemedicine is booming, but it’s also controversial

Monday, July 4, 2016


This short monograph describes and explains sea-level change and discuss the implications for coastal management. Intended for policy makers, it is instructive for the educated reader. It examines causes and measurement of sea-level change over the past 100 to 150 years. They note that sea-level change is a local phenomenon, with high variability and multiple causes and rebut alarmist propaganda. 

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Nobel Laureates Letter Supports GMOs

To the Leaders of Greenpeace, the United Nations and Governments around the world. The United Nations Food & Agriculture Program has noted that global production of food, feed and fiber will need approximately to double by 2050 to meet the demands of a growing global population. Organizations opposed to modern plant breeding, with Greenpeace at their lead, have repeatedly denied these facts and opposed biotechnological innovations in agriculture. They have misrepresented their risks, benefits, and impacts, and supported the criminal destruction of approved field trials and research projects.