Monday, February 27, 2017

DNC Dodges a Bullit: Avoids Keith Ellison's Questionable Ties

Oren Litwin ( politics research fellow for Islamist Watch)  and contributing writer for the Middle East Forum website has written before about Representative Keith Ellison, who was currently in the running for chair of the Democratic National Committee. Rep. Ellison , a card carrying Muslim, does not merely associate with extremist groups; he has espoused support for convicted terrorists and peddled conspiracy theories about the September 11 attacks. Our research now shows it goes even further than that: Ellison has also welcomed the financial backing of prominent extremists and terror financiers.

The Islamist Money in Politics project (IMIP) tracks the political donations of over 1,400 prominent members of known Islamist organizations, such as the terror-supporting Holy Land Foundation and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the American wing of the Pakistani Jamaat e-Islami, which aims to obtain political power and form a global Islamic state. Keith Ellison is the single largest recipient of campaign donations in the IMIP database—having received nearly $200,000 dollars from prominent Islamists over his career.
This, in isolation, is not necessarily a bad thing. It is natural for Muslims of all stripes to support the first Muslim elected to Congress. However, Ellison has the option of returning money donated by objectionable people—and has chosen instead to accept the money of donors tied to terror financing and extremism.

U.S. Customs police carry out boxes of evidence after raiding SAAR network businesses on March 20, 2002 in Herndon, VA.
Several donors were prominent leaders of a vast Saudi-funded web of purported charities, nonprofits, and financial firms, known as the "SAAR Network," that laundered money for terrorism. The SAAR Network illicitly funneled money to the organization of convicted terror financier Sami al-Arian, the North American head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad; and there is overwhelming evidence that it did the same for the terror group Hamas. Donors to Ellison who were officers in the SAAR Network include Jamal Barzinji, M. Yaqub Mirza, Hisham Altalib, and M. Omar Ashraf. Between them, they gave Ellison thousands of dollars.
Ellison also accepted the donations of Esam Omeish, president of the Muslim American Society (MAS). MAS has been identified (in court testimony by convicted terror financier Abdurahman Alamoudi) as a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood. Omeish himself had been videotaped making public statements supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, and endorsing violent jihad. Public pressure following the release of this recording forced Omeish to resign in 2007 from a Virginia commission on immigration. Yet Omeish's extremism is apparently acceptable to Ellison.

Luqman Abdul Haqq (right) with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in 2015.
Rep. Ellison also enjoys the support of Luqman Abdul Haqq, alias Kenny Gamble. A former music mogul and convert to Islam, Gamble has built a network of organizations for the ostensible purpose of urban renewal in South Philadelphia. He openly speaks of creating an "Africatown" enclave in South Philadelphia to parallel existing Chinatowns or Russian enclaves. But critics argue that his true goal is to build a specifically black Muslim enclave. In an interview with Saudi TV, Gamble and his associates spoke of using public money to build South Philadelphia housing, which was then disproportionately awarded to Muslim residents.
Gamble is also a leading official of the Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), which was originally founded in response to the arrest of cop-killer Jamil Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown. MANA considers Al-Amin its "Ameer" (leader) and has continued to take inspiration from him, raising thousands of dollars for his legal defense team.
Al-Amin is not the only violent criminal associated with MANA. Luqman Ameen Abdullah, who was shot in a 2009 FBI raid, was a Detroit imam who preached violent black Muslim separatism and was involved in the extremist organization "Umma"(which Al-Amin runs from his jail cell). Abdullah was also a member of MANA's Majlis ash-Shura [executive council] alongside Kenny Gamble. Ellison has not returned Gamble's money either.
Rep. Ellison has made few moves to distance himself from Islamist extremism.
Rep. Ellison has made few moves to distance himself from Islamist extremism. Ellison had been scheduled to speak at the December ICNA-MAS convention alongside some truly odious figures, but pulled out at the last minute in the face of public pressure. But this was apparently nothing more than a calculated move to defend his chances at the DNC chairmanship. Ellison did not actually condemn the extremist speakers at ICNA-MAS, nor did he hesitate to sign up for the upcoming ICNA-MAS Convention in April – alongside some of the same extremist speakers.
The Way I See It.......ultimately, the selection of DNC Chair fell to Tom Perez, former Labour Secretary to Obama. It's refreshing to see the Democrats decided  they didn't want to be led by a man like Rep. Ellison, who cloaks himself in the mantle of progressivism while actively encouraging extremism.
 Also, when will the large amount of Jewish supporters of the Democratic party finally come to their senses and realize the Republications are more supportive of their goals and remain solid friends of Israel. Something that can't be attested to by the  leaders of the DNC. Even Obama (the closet Muslim) was a staunch supporter of the hateful Palestinians and a criticizer of Israel.  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fake Warming Scare: Polar Bears Actually INCREASING !

Remember how the polar bear was the poster child of the global warming alarmists? 

How Al Gore claimed they were drowning?

Remember how they were classified as endangered because of warming-induced starvation?
A series of reports, sprawling over more than 400 pages, that [bear researcher Steven] Amstrup had written for the U.S. Geological Survey .. [was] reported and re-reported in every media outlet on Earth. One typical headline read “Scientists: Most Polar Bears Dead by 2050.”
Around that time, polar bears transitioned from being merely interesting to being the subject of an outright frenzy. Al Gore’s movie, a re-creation of his favorite moments on PowerPoint, had its most dramatic moment with an animation of a drowning polar bear. 
[U]p to that point, no species had been put on the Endangered Species list as a result of climate change.... Until finally, in May 2008, [President George Bush’s Interior secretary, Dirk] Kempthorne... launched into his press conference. “Today I am listing the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.” ...
Remember how Coca Cola put the poor poley on its cans?
Coke and the environmental group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have joined together to promote the Arctic Home project, which will involve turning 1.4 billion Coke cans white, emblazoned with the image of a mother polar bear and her cubs pawing through the Arctic...
Bold gestures are exactly what the polar bears needs. There’s a reason the planet’s largest land carnivores have emerged as the symbols of climate change... “We’re watching the ice shrink in front of our eyes, and if there is no ice, there are no bears,” says Carter Roberts, the president and CEO of WWF. “The polar bears need our help.”
 But this scare was always based on dodgy research. The research behind the "drowning bears" claim was particularly shabby. It turned out the claim was based on just four bears actually found drowned at sea after a sudden storm, and not because they couldn't find ice.

But most of the media and the environment movement was hostile to the truth. They pushed fake claims instead to promote the warming faith. To seem "good" and modern. Gore's hysterical and error-riddled film was even presented as the truth to countless school students here and overseas.
But now the latest count of bears confirms: this was yet another fake global warming scare:
The new population estimates from the 2016 Scientific Working Group are somewhere between 22,633 to 32,257 bears, which is a net increase from the 2015 number of 22,000 to 31,000. 
The current population numbers are a sharp increase from 2005’s, which stated only 20,000 to 25,000 bears remained — those numbers were a major increase from estimates that only 8,000 to 10,000 bears remained in the late 1960s. 
Until the new study, bear subpopulations in the Baffin Bay and Kane Basin (KB) were thought to be in decline due to over-hunting and global warming. The new report indicates this is not the case. 
Scientists are increasingly realizing that polar bears are much more resilient to changing levels of sea ice than environmentalists previously believed, and numerous healthy populations are thriving.
''The new BB and KB subpopulation estimates should increase the 2015 global population size estimate issued in 2015 by the IUCN Red List from 22,000-31,000 to 22,633-32,257 .''
But wait! That estimate does not include a reported 42% increase in the Svalbard portion of the Barents Sea subpopulation in late 2015 that was not included in the Red List assessment of 2644 based on 2004 data. 
Therefore, when the Svalbard increase and the Baffin Bay/Kane Basin increases are all added to the 2015 Red List estimate, it might give a revised 2015 global estimate of something like 23,000-33,000 depending on how all the results are interpreted.
After all the media attention given to the fake scare, will we see similar attention now given to the truth?
The Way I See It...... in the name of saving the planet, lives and livelihoods have been destroyed, landscapes blighted, jobs killed, wildlife eradicated, prosperity reduced, science corrupted, kids brainwashed: in fact, forget the class suit against VW, it's about time we all had some compensation for the deceptions of the green lobby.

Not Blacklisting Muslim Brotherhood Carries Risk !

In a January 26 Wall Street Journal article titled "Blacklisting Muslim Brotherhood Carries Risk" Yaroslav Trofimov writes that the Trump administration's proposed designation of the Brotherhood as a terrorist group "could trigger a slew of unexpected consequences" due to its "millions of supporters." He then further defends the group by quoting supporters who proudly testify to its nonviolence. Both claims – that the Brotherhood is popular and nonviolent – are deeply misleading.

It is true that current, card-carrying members of the Brotherhood do not openly support violence and condone terrorism when addressing their Western targets, but they certainly do openly support terrorism and violence when speaking in Arabic. The Brotherhood went as far as declaring that it will establish a "war committee" following the 2013 ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, a member of the Brotherhood. The Brotherhood's television stations have not only attacked current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, they have called for his assassination. In 2015, the Muslim Brotherhood channel also threatened mass terrorist attacks in Egypt and vowed to target foreigners in Egypt and their embassies.
Nearly every Sunni Islamist terror group in history was established fully or in part by Muslim Brotherhood members.
The official, public-facing Brotherhood institutions are designed to win political power, and their leaders and spokespeople have learned to play the game well. But nearly every Sunni Islamist terror group in history was established fully or in part by leaders associated with the Brotherhood. In 1985, three Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Abdullah Azzam (1941 –1989), Osama Bin Laden (1957 –2011), and Ayman al-Zawahiri, founded Maktab al-Khidamat (MAK), in Pakistan, which later became al-Qaeda. In a 2014 interview. Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi admitted that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was indeed a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Meanwhile, Qaradawi and other associated with the Brotherhood issue fatwas legitimizing suicide bombings.
Rex Tillerson, President Trump's nominee for secretary of state, rightly lumped the Brotherhood alongside jihadist groups in his Senate confirmation hearing, saying "The demise of ISIS will also allow us to increase our attention on other agents of radical Islam like al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and certain elements within Iran."
Mr. Trofimov notes that the Brotherhood and its affiliates were "winning elections" in the wake of the Arab Spring, but this was hardly "across the Middle East" as he claims. The Brotherhood's most celebrated triumph – the election Morsi as president of Egypt – was short-lived, precipitating the largest anti-terrorism protests in Middle East history. Islamists are great at whipping passions against this or that government, but even Muslims panic when Islamists are put in power.

The Way I See It.......enough about the nonviolence and peacefulness of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mr. Trofimov. Given the Brotherhood's ties to the vast majority of Sunni terrorist organizations in the world today, not blacklisting it is what's really risky.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

South Australia Loses Power in Another Wind Farm Failure !

South Australia's wind farms fail again, grinding out just 2 per cent power when the wind's die in a heatwave. The Forest Gump factor has kicked in:  ''STUPID IS WHAT STUPID DOES !'' 
Result: blackouts to 40,000 homes as the temperature soars above 40 degrees. And lives put in danger by this green madness.
Widespread power blackouts were imposed across Adelaide and parts of South Australia with heatwave conditions forcing authorities to impose load shedding.
About 40,000 properties were without electricity supplies for about 30 minutes because of what SA Power Networks said was a direction by the Australian Energy Market Regulator. 
The temperature was still above 40C when the rolling blackouts began at 6.30pm to conserve supplies as residents sought relief with air conditioners...
SA Power Networks said in a tweet tonight: “AEMO has instructed us to commence 100MW rotational #load shedding via Govt agreed list due to lack of
available generation supply in SA.’’
The interconnector bringing most coal-fired backup from Victoria was working flat-out at the time. South Australia simply did not have enough electricity generation of its own.
Once again it is important to recognise five things.
  1. 1)  South Australia has the country's most expensive and yet most unreliable electricity because it has scrapped its coal-fired power and relies instead on wind power for 40 per cent of its electricity.

  2. 2)  Expensive and unreliable power costs South Australia jobs, and risks lives as the poor and old cannot afford - or get - cooling in a heat wave or warmth in a cold snap.

  3. 3)  South Australia cannot rely for long on backup from Victoria, which has its own renewable energy targets gthat have already helped to force the announced closure of the giant Hazelwood coal-fired generator, responsible for up to 20 per cent of Victoria's power.

  4. 4)  What we're seeing in South Australia will spread to the whole country if Labor is elected federally and imposes its own renewable target of 50 per cent by 2030. This will force us to use triple the wind, solar and hydro power we do now (but without adding any more dams) at an estimated cost of $48 billion. Our electricity will become as unreliable as that of a Third World state. Or South Australia. Same difference.

  5. 5)  And none of this pain - the expense, the lost jobs, the risk to health - will make the slightest measurable difference to global warming. The whole point of switching to green power is to cut the emissions that is blamed for causing the world to warm. But the cuts we make in Australia by building wind farms are too tiny to make any difference that any scientist can measure. It is all pain, no gain.
The Way I See It......Madness! This global warming policy is a deliberate policy to make us poor.When are people going to WAKE UP and refuse to sanction their politicians going along with this Hoax?

Monday, February 6, 2017

CLIMATEGATE 2: Heating Data Exaggerated by NOAA !

Another Climategate? Now a whistleblower says the world’s leading source of climate data  exaggerated global warming to influence the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. 
The NOAA allegedly fiddled data to falsely claim there was no ''pause'' or ''slowdown'' in global warming since 1998!  Bloody fraudsters ! 

David Rose of the Mail wrote last week:
A high-level whistleblower has told this newspaper that America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) breached its own rules on scientific integrity when it published the sensational but flawed report, aimed at making the maximum possible impact on world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron at the UN climate conference in Paris in 2015. 
The report claimed that the ‘pause’ or ‘slowdown’ in global warming in the period since 1998 – revealed by UN scientists in 2013 – never existed, and that world temperatures had been rising faster than scientists expected. Launched by NOAA with a public relations fanfare, it was splashed across the world’s media, and cited repeatedly by politicians and policy makers. 
But the whistleblower, Dr John Bates, a top NOAA scientist with an impeccable reputation, has shown The Mail on Sunday irrefutable evidence that the paper was based on misleading, ‘unverified’ data.It was never subjected to NOAA’s  rigorous internal evaluation process, which Dr Bates devised.   
In an exclusive interview, Dr Bates (photo right) accused the lead author of the paper, Thomas Karl, who was until last year director of the NOAA section that produces climate data – the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) – of ‘insisting on decisions and scientific choices that maximised warming and minimised documentation… in an effort to discredit the notion of a global warming pause, rushed so that he could time publication to influence national and international deliberations on climate policy’. 
Dr Bates was one of two Principal Scientists at NCEI, based in Asheville, North Carolina. Official delegations from America, Britain and the EU were strongly influenced by the flawed NOAA study as they hammered out the Paris Agreement – and committed advanced nations to sweeping reductions in their use of fossil fuel and to spending £80 billion every year on new, climate-related aid projects...
NOAA’s 2015 ‘Pausebuster’ paper was based on two new temperature sets of data – one containing measurements of temperatures at the planet’s surface on land, the other at the surface of the seas. 
Both datasets were flawed. This newspaper has learnt that NOAA has now decided that the sea dataset will have to be replaced and substantially revised just 18 months after it was issued, because it used unreliable methods which overstated the speed of warming. The revised data will show both lower temperatures and a slower rate in the recent warming trend. 
The land temperature dataset used by the study was afflicted by devastating bugs in its software that rendered its findings ‘unstable’... A final, approved version has still not been issued. 
The sea dataset used by Thomas Karl  (photo left) and his colleagues – known as Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperatures version 4, or ERSSTv4, tripled the warming trend over the sea during the years 2000 to 2014 from just 0.036C per decade – as stated in version 3 – to 0.099C per decade. 
Individual measurements in some parts of the globe had increased by about 0.1C and this resulted in the dramatic increase of the overall global trend published by the Pausebuster paper. But Dr Bates said this increase in temperatures was achieved by dubious means. Its key error was an upwards ‘adjustment’ of readings from fixed and floating buoys, which are generally reliable, to bring them into line with readings from a much more doubtful source – water taken in by ships. This, Dr Bates explained, has long been known to be questionable: ships are themselves sources of heat, readings will vary from ship to ship, and the depth of water intake will vary according to how heavily a ship is laden – so affecting temperature readings. 
Dr Bates said: ‘They had good data from buoys. And they threw it out and “corrected” it by using the bad data from ships. You never change good data to agree with bad, but that’s what they did – so as to make it look as if the sea was warmer.’ 
ERSSTv4 ‘adjusted’ buoy readings up by 0.12C. It also ignored data from satellites that measure the temperature of the lower atmosphere, which are also considered reliable. 
NOAA not only failed, but it effectively mounted a cover-up when challenged over its data. After the paper was published, the US House of Representatives Science Committee launched an inquiry into its Pausebuster claims. NOAA refused to comply with subpoenas demanding internal emails from the committee chairman, the Texas Republican Lamar Smith, and falsely claimed that no one had raised concerns about the paper internally.
The Way I See It......there is too much money and pride invested in the global warming scare for us to trust the institutions promoting it. But the dud predictions alone should warn you that many of the "experts" are guilty of gross exaggerations, to say the very least.