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#12 – He’s Back! Gore Plans Another Scary Movie
Al Gore has announced a sequel to his discredited movie “An Inconvenient Truth” and a massive media blitz to launch his new movie. Gore’s new Climate Reality Project will hope to succeed where his Alliance for Climate Protection horribly failed.
After raising more than $100 million through the Alliance for Climate Protection to launch media campaigns claiming humans are causing a global warming crisis, Gore is blaming the decline in public belief in a global warming crisis on “millions” of dollars in public relations money spent by “big polluters.” To try to regain the public opinion momentum he enjoyed prior to scientists completely debunking “An Inconvenient Truth,” Gore’s Climate Reality Project will launch a 24-hour blitz on September 14 with a new movie claiming global warming is causing a disastrous increase in extreme weather events.
Gore’s new movie promises to be no more scientifically accurate than “An Inconvenient Truth.” The scientific evidence convincingly shows there has been no increase in the frequency or intensity of floods, droughts, hurricanes, or tornadoes as the planet has moderately warmed. Nevertheless, Gore will try to pull off his lie by once again invoking Hollywood-produced imagery and appealing to the alleged authority of discredited activist scientists such as James Hansen.
What Gore fails to realize is people are increasingly skeptical of alarmist global warming claims because science does not support the alarmist theory. There are only so many times Gore and his fellow alarmists can predict a global warming crisis that subsequently gets discredited by real-world events before the public stops believing the sky is falling.
Also, it doesn’t help when the most prominent global warming advocate owns multiple electricity-guzzling mansions, takes private limousines rather than public transportation, flies on personal, gas-guzzling jets, and in so many other ways behaves in a manner that shows he sees no reason to abide by the restrictions he seeks to impose on others.
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Thwarted Fort Hood Terror Attack Raises New Questions About Radicalism Within Military
Updated: July 28, 2011 | 6:25 p.m.
July 28, 2011 | 5:07 p.m.
Law enforcement authorities in Texas thwarted an attempted terrorist attack at Fort Hood, the military base that was the site of a 2009 rampage that left 12 soldiers dead. But Thursday’s arrest of Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo raises questions about what can be done to prevent troops from adopting—and acting on—violent Islamist beliefs.
Abdo had disappeared from Kentucky’s Fort Campbell after receiving word that he was going to be court-martialed for the possession of child pornography. Law enforcement personnel say he then drove to Texas and purchased bomb-making material for use in a planned attack on Fort Hood.
Abdo was arrested when a clerk at Guns Galore, a firearms store in nearby Killeen, grew suspicious of the young soldier’s efforts to buy canisters of smokeless powder, which can be used in explosives. The clerk, Greg Ebert, alerted the Killeen police, who searched Abdo’s room in a nearby motel and found enough components to build at least two bombs, according to a law enforcement official. The official said Abdo’s room contained copies of the Quran and extremist literature, which appeared to have been downloaded from the Internet, though he didn’t elaborate on the specific nature or source of the documents.
Killeen Police Chief Dennis Baldwin described Abdo as a “very dangerous individual” with the clear intent of attacking U.S. troops. “Military personnel were a target of this subject,” he told reporters. “I would classifiy this as a terror plot.”
Baldwin said the plot had apparently reached a fairly advanced stage, but declined to say how close Abdo was to carrying out the attack. Abdo is expected to be arraigned on a variety of federal charges, including terror-related offenses, tonight or tomorrow morning.
“We would have probably been here today giving a different briefing if he had not been stopped,” Baldwin said.
The planned attack will force senior military personnel to again confront uncomfortable questions about the degree of Islamic radicalization within its ranks.
Abdo is at least the third Muslim-American soldier suspected of trying to kill his fellow troops since the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2003, then-Sgt. Hasan Akbar threw a grenade into a tent in Kuwait, killing a pair of American soldiers. Six years later, Maj. Nidal Hasan was charged with opening fire on a crowd of troops at Fort Hood, killing 13 people—including 12 soldiers—in the worst act of military-on-military violence in U.S. history.
Akbar was sentenced to death, and military prosecutors recently said Hassan would face the death penalty if convicted. A civilian Muslim-American convert named Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad was sentenced to life in prison earlier this month for a separate 2009 attack on a military recruiting center in Little Rock, Ark., which killed one soldier and badly wounded a second.
Hundreds of Muslim-American soldiers have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, but the attacks have highlighted a worrisome dynamic in which a tiny fraction of those troops have become radicalized—either by their own changing feelings toward the United States or through exposure to extremist Islamist clerics—to such a degree that they were willing to kill U.S. troops.
In the aftermath of the 2009 Fort Hood rampage, lawmakers from both parties accused the Army of turning a blind eye to the extent of the Islamic extremism within its ranks because top officers didn’t want to alienate other Muslim-American troops or suggest all such personnel were somehow suspect.
Critics noted that colleagues of Hasan’s at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he had done his residency and served as a psychiatrist before being transferred to Fort Hood, said the alleged shooter expressed fervently Islamist views and deep opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In at least one case, Hasan gave a public presentation titled “Is the War on Terrorism a War on Islam: An Islamic Perspective,” which was interrupted after participants complained that he appeared to be encouraging terror attacks against the United States.
Investigators also uncovered evidence that Hasan had been in regular contact with radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen with ties to al-Qaida who is thought to live somewhere in Yemen. The Obama administration has authorized the CIA or the military’s special operations forces to kill Awlaki when located.
In the new case, military and civilian officials cautioned that Abdo’s motivations remained unclear. He had received conscientious objector status to avoid serving in Afghanistan, but military authorities rescinded his release after they allegedly discovered child pornography on his computer.
Abdo had been slated to face a general court martial, and one military official at the Pentagon suggested that Thursday’s planned attack could have been meant as revenge for the trial. Law enforcement officials in Killeen, by contrast, say that Abdo appears to have been willing—and nearly ready—to commit an act of Islamist terror.
Investigators believe Abdo was working alone, but they are probing his movements in recent months to see if the suspect met with anyone suspicious or communicated electronically with Awlaki or other extremist clerics. Regardless of where the investigation leads, the military—which had hoped to put the difficult questions raised by the Hasan case behind it—will again be forced to confront the specter of an enemy within.
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Sheila Jackson Lee demands hearing on ‘right wing extremists’
, Spokane Conservative Examiner
Jackson Lee did not specify who she considered a “right-wing extremist,” but given her statements in the past, one can conclude that her idea of a “right-wing extremist” is anyone with whom she disagrees – or possibly those pesky Tea Party activists who believe in following the Constitution.
Or it could be anyone who goes to a Christian church or believes in God. In June, Jackson Lee claimed “Christian militants” might try to bring the country down.
“You will hear how al-Shabaab, who bin Laden called one of the most important armies of Islam, is engaged in an ongoing, successful effort to recruit and radicalize dozens of Muslim-American jihadis, who pose a direct threat to the U.S.,” Rep. King said at the hearing.
But Lee apparently was not concerned with real threats from Islamic groups and asked that a 39-page document addressing “hate groups” be included in the congressional record along with two FBI documents regarding domestic terror. King allowed the inclusion of her documents.
According to CNS, Jackson Lee wants the committee to receive briefings from the FBI and the CIA.
“My concern with the focus of the hearings that we have had is the isolation of certain groups,” she said.
In Jackson Lee’s mind, Christians and people who do not agree with her are more of a threat than the terrorists who have declared war on America and have actually killed thousands of innocent people.
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Jobs Czar Moves US Jobs to China
Both Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal both confirmed the announcement. Currently, the X-Ray division of GE is headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin and employs 120 people there. The X-Ray division has been located in the US its entire 115 year history. With China representing an ever-growing segment of GE’s customer base however, company executives felt they could improve sales to the giant nation if their headquarters was located there.
“As the company grows more global, it’s increasingly important for us to become close to our customers” Anne LeGrand, vice president and general manager of GE’s Healthcare and X-Ray division, told the Wall Street Journal. She added that she expects 20 percent to 25 percent of GE Healthcare’s X-Ray products to be developed in China during the next three to five years for sale around the world.
The WSJ also quotes General Electric’ CEO Jeff Immelt back in 2008 calling China GE’s “second home”. According to Bloomberg, GE will immediately hire 65 new engineers plus support staff at its new Chengdu facility. “Over the next five years, China will be GE Healthcare’s most important growth market,” Rachel Duan, the China unit’s president and chief executive officer, said in Beijing.
With GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt also serving as President Obama’s ‘Jobs Czar’, American workers are outraged by the action. They cite the US’s 9.2 percent unemployment rate and wonder how the nation’s Jobs Czar could choose corporate profits over his accepted responsibility to help the country’s floundering economy. An article in Economix earlier this year asked the question, “Is a Multinational CEO the Best Jobs Czar?”
It appears we have our answer. Here’s what Economix warned America back in January 2011 regarding the choice of GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt as America’s Jobs Czar:
As Mr. Sullivan of Tax Analysts writes, “Citizens have a right to be concerned the President’s new adviser will give priority to promoting the competitiveness of U.S. multinationals rather than the competitiveness of the overall U.S. economy. And why shouldn’t he? He has a fiduciary responsibility to his shareholders to do exactly that.”
Jobs in China at GE
At GE China, we are imagination at work. From our Aviation Systems facilities in Suzhou where we manufacture state-of-the–art aerostructures to our Healthcare CT, MRI and X-Ray facilities in Beijing, the GE China teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into leading products and services that solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. Join an innovative industry leader for an unprecedented career of significant influence within the region and beyond. Here you’ll find the professional freedom and flexibility to create your own career path combined with the enduring strength of a proven global company. Work alongside the best minds in the business and take advantage of GE’s generous investment in your education, growth and advancement. If you’re interested in working with true leaders in a goal-oriented environment driven by best-in-class processes, this is the career for you. Become a part of a company internationally known for its reputation as an industry leader, dynamic culture and unlimited opportunity to succeed locally and globally. Join GE in creating the next generation of products and services that will impact the world for generations to come.
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New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism
NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.
Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA’s Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models.
“The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show,” Spencer said in a July 26 University of Alabama press release. “There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans.”
In addition to finding that far less heat is being trapped than alarmist computer models have predicted, the NASA satellite data show the atmosphere begins shedding heat into space long before United Nations computer models predicted.
The new findings are extremely important and should dramatically alter the global warming debate.
Scientists on all sides of the global warming debate are in general agreement about how much heat is being directly trapped by human emissions of carbon dioxide (the answer is “not much”). However, the single most important issue in the global warming debate is whether carbon dioxide emissions will indirectly trap far more heat by causing large increases in atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds. Alarmist computer models assume human carbon dioxide emissions indirectly cause substantial increases in atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds (each of which are very effective at trapping heat), but real-world data have long shown that carbon dioxide emissions are not causing as much atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds as the alarmist computer models have predicted.
The new NASA Terra satellite data are consistent with long-term NOAA and NASA data indicating atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds are not increasing in the manner predicted by alarmist computer models. The Terra satellite data also support data collected by NASA’s ERBS satellite showing far more longwave radiation (and thus, heat) escaped into space between 1985 and 1999 than alarmist computer models had predicted. Together, the NASA ERBS and Terra satellite data show that for 25 years and counting, carbon dioxide emissions have directly and indirectly trapped far less heat than alarmist computer models have predicted.
In short, the central premise of alarmist global warming theory is that carbon dioxide emissions should be directly and indirectly trapping a certain amount of heat in the earth’s atmosphere and preventing it from escaping into space. Real-world measurements, however, show far less heat is being trapped in the earth’s atmosphere than the alarmist computer models predict, and far more heat is escaping into space than the alarmist computer models predict.
When objective NASA satellite data, reported in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, show a “huge discrepancy” between alarmist climate models and real-world facts, climate scientists, the media and our elected officials would be wise to take notice. Whether or not they do so will tell us a great deal about how honest the purveyors of global warming alarmism truly are.