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Obama Names New Ebola Czar. Wait A Minute I thought We Had One.

Trust me you will want duct tape.

Trust me you will want duct tape.

I’ll be commenting in purple to help you try and make sense of this mess.

Now friends this may get confusing so I’ll try and do my best. You’ve been warned that duct tape should be applied at least 2 wraps.

Now today Skippy names a new Czar who is a sleazebag with no medical knowledge what so ever. His name is  Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden.

Obama’s New Ebola ‘Czar’ Does Not Have Medical, Health Care Background

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/10/17/obamas-new-ebola-czar-does-not-have-medical-health-care-background/

OK, I’ll get back to Klain in a bit.

Now did you know we kinda sorta had one of them thar Czar people already in place for such a thing? Yup, and her name is Nicole Lurie. Let me introduce you, and show you it right in her title.

She’s the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, a position created in the wake of Hurricane Katrina that reports directly to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Her mission, according to the HHS website, is “to lead the nation in preventing, responding to and recovering from the adverse health effects of public health emergencies.”

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/101514-721986-where-is-obama-administration-preparedness-leader-nicole-lurie-since-ebola.htm

I just looked Dr Lurie up and she certainly seems qualified. So where is she, as the link from investors.com asks, and why bring in this new schmuck ?

Because it is all politics now. They are playing politics with every Americans life right now.         sangry_blowsupheart_100-100 (2)

See HERE!

OK, now Klain has no Medical Background and get this….

“Ron Klain, the newly appointed White House Ebola response coordinator, was one of the senior White House officials who advised that President Obama should visit solar power company Solyndra in 2011, despite an auditor raising red flags about the company’s finances. “

http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/17/white-house-ebola-czar-was-key-player-in-solyndra-scandal/

~Steve~

PS I know this post is confusing as heck, but I tried. Use the duct tape.

Conservatives and liberals smell different

Political ideology and party identification are not just about political beliefs and values, they speak to nothing less than a person’s world view.

It stands to reason, therefore, conservatives and liberals must differ in many ways, including biological, homo sapiens being biological animals. As an example, studies have found that people are more attracted to the smell of those whose immune systems are compatible with their own.

Research has found that political attitudes, rooted as they are in personality and basic beliefs, also have a biological component. Conservatives, for example, have stronger disgust reactions than liberals, and some early brain-scan data hints that the two groups process risk and fear differently.

The latest discovery: Conservatives and liberals actually smell different!

A recent experiment found that conservatives like the smell of other conservatives, while liberals find the smell of conservatives repugnant.

shock

Stephanie Pappas reports for Live Science, Sept. 22, 2014, that a new study finds that people prefer the scents of those who share their political attitudes. This small, subconscious preference could explain why people gravitate toward mates whose politics mesh with theirs — perhaps compatibility has a smell.

A drone that can turn door knobs

Dr. Eowyn:

Drone technology is growing by leaps and bounds, but few of us are paying due attention.

Did you know that drones can be as small as a fly, weighing less than a gram? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2660255/Worlds-smallest-drone-Robo-fly-weighs-gram.html
Add to this the news that scientists have fashioned a drone that can turn valves, which means it can also turn door knobs.

Pay attention! Drones are being used for SURVEILLANCE. The civil liberties alarm bells should be ringing in your ears.

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that were first developed for military use.

Increasingly, however, drones are used for domestic police work in the United States, which led former Texas Department of Agriculture commissioner Jim Hightower to warn about potential privacy abuses from aerial surveillance.

Add to this the news that they’ve now developed a drone that can use its arms to turn a valve, which also means the drone can turn door knobs.

Some facts about drones from Wikipedia:

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Its flight is controlled either autonomously by onboard computers or by the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle.

An armed UAV is known as an unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV).

Drones are usually deployed for military and special operation applications, but also used in a…

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Creation: The “missing link” is missing!

evolution of man

Missing link” is a hypothetical fossil form intermediate between two living forms, especially between humans and apes.

Some scientists claim that fossils first discovered near Heidelberg in Germany in 1907, which they call Homo heidelbergensis, was the direct ancestor of Homo sapiens (in Africa) and the Neanderthals (in Europe).

But there’s increasing skepticism about that.

Dr. Fazale Rana writes for Reasons To Believe, Sept. 11, 2014:

The human fossil record has recently experienced a possible disappearance of sorts. An increasing number of researchers now argue that Homo heidelbergensis, a key transition in human evolutionary scenarios, never existed. If true, this vanishing act could have horrifying consequences for naturalistic models.

Since the 1970s, paleoanthropologists believed H. heidelbergensis represents a transitional intermediate linking H. erectus to modern humans and Neanderthals. Some anthropologists believed that the “Heidelberg Man” is the common ancestor who gave rise to two separate lineages, one leading to modern humans and the other to Neanderthals and the Denisovans. Others thought that H. heidelbergensis solely led to Neanderthals and the Denisovans, while H. antecessor served as the common ancestor to the modern human and Neanderthal/Denisovan branches of the human evolutionary tree.

Researchers estimated that H. heidelbergensis existed between 800,000 and 200,000 years ago and made its home in Africa, Europe, and Asia. Support for this important hominid came from the discovery of 28 individuals recovered from the famous Sima de los Huesos (“the Pit of Bones”) in Spain. These hominids were dated to 430,000 years in age and assigned to H. heidelbergensis.

However, a recent reevaluation of this finding concluded that these creatures were much more Neanderthal-like than previously thought.1 On the basis of this conclusion, the research team from Spain argues that the Sima de los Huesos specimens couldn’t be H. heidelbergensis. This has led a number of anthropologists to argue that maybe H. heidelbergensis never existed at all.2

It is shocking to think that the re-analysis of fossil specimens from a single site can call into question the existence of one of the key transitional intermediates in most human evolutionary scenarios. If H. heidelbergensis disappears, it will leave evolutionary scenarios in a state of chaos.

References:

  1. J. L. Arsuaga et al., “Neandertal Roots: Cranial and Chronological Evidence from Sima de los Huesos,” Science 344 (June 20, 2014): 1358–63.
  2. Michael Balter, “RIP for a Key Homo Species?,” Science 345 (July 11, 2014): 129.

~Eowyn

Creation: Graphene

diamond

Carbon (from Latin: carbo “coal”) is one of the few chemical elements known since antiquity and the 6th most common element on Earth. Its symbol is C, and its atomic number is 6. (Atomic number is the number of protons found in the nucleus of an atom of that element.)

Carbon has several allotropes or forms, with varying physical properties, including:

  • Diamond: highly transparent; has a very low electrical conductivity; and the hardest naturally-occurring material known.
  • Graphite: opaque and black; a very good conductor; and soft enough to form a streak on paper (hence its name, from the Greek word “γράφω” which means “to write”).

Graphene is a very thin, one-atom thick, nearly transparent sheet of graphite. It is stronger than diamond, more conductive than copper, and more flexible than rubber.

Get used to the word “graphene” because it will revolutionize our world!

H/t Shireen

~Eowyn

5M Gmail accounts hacked. Change your password *now*!

 

Fidel Martinez for Fusion.net, Sept. 10, 2014:

Time to change your password again. A database containing nearly 5 million Gmail user accounts and passwords was leaked on Bitcoin Security, a popular Russian website devoted to the cryptocurrency.

The text file was published on Tuesday night by user tvskit, according to CNews, the Russian news outlet that first broke the story. The leaker claimed that the majority of the accounts belong to users who speak English, Russian, or Spanish, and that approximately 60 percent are active. The passwords not only give access to Gmail, but a slew of other Google services such as Drive and the mobile payment system Google Wallet.

Svetlana Anurova, a Google representative, told CNews that the tech giant is aware of the breach and encouraged users to select a stronger password and enable two-step verification, a security measure where users are required to provide a passcode sent to their mobile devices before any changes can be made to their account.

The Gmail leak comes on the heels of two other major security breaches leaked on the same Bitcoin forum, which targeted Russian email service prodiver Mail.ru and search engine Yandex. Those two breaches affected nearly 6 million Internet users.

Find out if your account was compromised

You can verify whether your account was affected by clicking here and entering your gmail address. It’s that simple. You can also enable Google’s 2-step verification by following the company’s easy steps.

UPDATE 3:01 PM Google issued the following statement to Fusion:

“The security of our users’ information is a top priority for us. We have no evidence that our systems have been compromised, but whenever we become aware that accounts may have been, we take steps to help those users secure their accounts.”

If Global Warming is true, why would they have to cheat yet again

This time folks it seems like they have caught the Australian Bureau of Meteorology cheating. Hmm, would that mean the whole Gov was in on it?         ~Steve~

PS, but that’s not stopping Skippy. This is a link from Drudge.

Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

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25 Aug 2014

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has been caught red-handed manipulating temperature data to show “global warming” where none actually exists.

At Amberley, Queensland, for example, the data at a weather station showing 1 degree Celsius cooling per century was “homogenized” (adjusted) by the Bureau so that it instead showed a 2.5 degrees warming per century.

At Rutherglen, Victoria, a cooling trend of -0.35 degrees C per century was magically transformed at the stroke of an Australian meteorologist’s pen into a warming trend of 1.73 degrees C per century.

Last year, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology made headlines in the liberal media by claiming that 2013 was Australia’s hottest year on record. This prompted Australia’s alarmist-in-chief Tim Flannery – an English literature graduate who later went on to earn his scientific credentials with a PhD in palaeontology, digging up ancient kangaroo bones – to observe that global warming in Australia was “like climate change on steroids.”

But we now know, thanks to research by Australian scientist Jennifer Marohasy, that the hysteria this story generated was based on fabrications and lies.

Though the Bureau of Meteorology has insisted its data adjustments are “robust”, it has been unable to come up with a credible explanation as to why it translated real-world data showing a cooling trend into homogenized data showing a warming trend.

She wrote:

“Repetition is a propaganda technique. The deletion of information from records, and the use of exaggeration and half-truths, are �others. The Bureau of Meteorology uses all these techniques, while wilfully ignoring evidence that contradicts its own propaganda.’’

This is a global problem. Earlier this year, Breitbart reported that similarly dishonest adjustments had been made to temperature records by NASA and NOAA. Similarly implicated are the UK temperature records of the Met Office Hadley Centre and at Phil “Climategate” Jones’s disgraced Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.

Rest of Breitbart Story Here

 

~Steve~