Monthly Archives: January 2019

NASA expects global cooling with solar minimum, CO2 only tiny part of extremely long cycles, Low sunspot activity, Another “Little Ice Age” coming?

NASA expects global cooling with solar minimum, CO2 only tiny part of extremely long cycles, Low sunspot activity, Another “Little Ice Age” coming?

“We see a cooling trend,”  “High above Earth’s surface, near the edge of space, our atmosphere is losing heat energy. If current trends continue, it could soon set a Space Age record for cold.”…Martin Mlynczak, NASA’s Langley Research Center.

“Two periods of unusually low sunspot activity are known to have occurred within the Little Ice Age period: the Spörer Minimum (1450–1540) and the Maunder Minimum (1645–1715). Both solar minimums coincided with the coldest years of the Little Ice Age.”…Encyclopedia Britannica

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

From Mish Talk.

“Amidst Global Warming Hysteria, NASA Expects Global Cooling
Those promoting CO2 as the reason for global warming are hucksters and those taken in by hucksters.

“We see a cooling trend,” said Martin Mlynczak of NASA’s Langley Research Center. “High above Earth’s surface, near the edge of space, our atmosphere is losing heat energy. If current trends continue, it could soon set a Space Age record for cold.”

The new data is coming from NASA’s Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry or SABER instrument, which is onboard the space agency’s Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED) satellite. SABER monitors infrared radiation from carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitric oxide (NO), two substances that play a vital role in the energy output of our thermosphere, the very top level of our atmosphere.

“The thermosphere always cools off during Solar Minimum. It’s one of the most important ways the solar cycle affects our planet,” said Mlynczak, who is the associate principal investigator for SABER.

The new NASA findings are in line with studies released by UC-San Diego and Northumbria University in Great Britain last year, both of which predict a Grand Solar Minimum in coming decades due to low sunspot activity. Both studies predicted sun activity similar to the Maunder Minimum of the mid-17th to early 18th centuries, which coincided to a time known as the Little Ice Age, during which temperatures were much lower than those of today.

If all of this seems as if NASA is contradicting itself, you’re right — sort of. After all, NASA also reported last week that Arctic sea ice was at its sixth lowest level since measuring began. Isn’t that a sure sign of global warming?

All any of this “proves” is that we have, at best, a cursory understanding of Earth’s incredibly complex climate system. So when mainstream media and carbon-credit salesman Al Gore breathlessly warn you that we must do something about climate change, it’s all right to step back, take a deep breath, and realize that we don’t have the knowledge, skill or resources to have much effect on the Earth’s climate.

Incredibly Complex Systems

See the problem? Alarmists take one variable, CO2 that is only a tiny part of extremely long cycles and make projections far into to the future based off it.

When I was in grade school, the alarmists were worried about global cooling. Amusingly, I recall discussing in science class the need to put soot on the arctic ice to melt it to stop the advance of glaciers.

​The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report said we have only 12 years left to save the planet. It triggered the usual frantic and ridiculous reactions.

NBC News offered this gem: “A last-ditch global warming fix? A man-made ‘volcanic’ eruption” to cool the planet.” Its article proclaimed, “Scientists and some environmentalists believe nations might have to mimic volcanic gases as a last-ditch effort to protect Earth from extreme warming.”

Geo-engineering: Ignoring the Consequences

Watts Up With That discusses Geo-Engineering: Ignoring the Consequences.

From 1940 to almost 1980, the average global temperature went down. Political concerns and the alleged scientific consensus focused on global cooling. Alarmists said it could be the end of agriculture and civilization. Journalist Lowell Ponte wrote in his 1976 book, The Cooling.

The problem then was – and still is now – that people are educated in the false philosophy of uniformitarianism: the misguided belief that conditions always were and always will be as they are now, and any natural changes will occur over long periods of time.

Consequently, most people did not understand that the cooling was part of the natural cycle of climate variability, or that changes are often huge and sudden. Just 18,000 years ago we were at the peak of an Ice Age. Then, most of the ice melted and sea levels rose 150 meters (490 feet), because it was warmer for almost all of the last 10,000 years than it is today.

During the cooling “danger,” geo-engineering proposals included:

* building a dam across the Bering Straits to block cold Arctic water, to warm the North Pacific and the middle latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere;

* dumping black soot on the Arctic ice cap to promote melting;

* adding carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere to raise global temperatures.

Taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere,” as advocated by the IPCC in its October 8 news conference, is also foolish. Historic records show that, at about 410 parts per million (ppm), the level of CO2 supposedly in the atmosphere now, we are near the lowest in the last 280 million years. As plants evolved over that time, the average level was 1200 ppm. That is why commercial greenhouses boost CO2 to that level to increase plant growth and yields by a factor of four.

The IPCC has been wrong in every prediction it’s made since 1990. It would be a grave error to use its latest forecasts as the excuse to engage in geo-engineering experiments with the only planet we have.

​Global Warming Errs Badly

 

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Thrivent agent indicted on fraud charges December 26, 2018, Jerry Wayne Simpson allegedly stole from widow and clients Mar 2016 to Oct 2017, Feb 2018 barred from FINRA

Thrivent agent indicted on fraud charges December 26, 2018, Jerry Wayne Simpson allegedly stole from widow and clients Mar 2016 to Oct 2017, Feb 2018 barred from FINRA

“You don’t need to be Christian to join our team.”…Thrivent job opening ad

“Thrivent contends that its commitment to individual arbitration is ‘”important to the membership because it reflects Thrivent’s Christian Common Bond, helps preserve members’ fraternal relationships, and avoids protracted and adversarial litigation that could undermine Thrivent’s core mission.’”…Thrivent v. Acosta Nov. 3, 2017

“I worked at Thrivent Financial full-time (More than 8 years)”                      “Claims to be based on Christian values but does not adhere to them.”…Former Thrivent employee

 

From Kentucky.com.

“A financial advisor in Western Kentucky used lies and false paperwork to steal $400,000 from clients, a federal grand jury has charged.

The grand jury indicted Jerry Wayne Simpson on three counts of wire fraud, a charge punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Simpson was a licensed agent for Thrivent Investment Management Inc., in Madisonville, according to the indictment. He allegedly took money from clients between March 2016 and October 2017.

In one case, Simpson allegedly forged a clients’ name on paperwork requesting to have money withdrawn from the person’s annuities. Simpson withdrew about $248,000 from the victim’s accounts and had it deposited in his personal bank account, the indictment charged.

In another case, Simpson falsely told a widow that her late husband had taken out a loan against his life insurance policy and gave her a cashier’s check for $54,769 when the policy actually was worth $82,000, the indictment said.

Simpson allegedly kept the rest of the money.”

Read more:

https://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article223738450.html

From The White Law Group.
“What is Failure to Supervise? FINRA RULE 3110 (SUPERVISION)”

“According to the Financial Industry Regulatory authority (FINRA) FINRA Rule 3110 requires a firm to establish and maintain a system to supervise the activities of its associated persons that is reasonably designed to achieve compliance with the applicable securities laws and regulations and FINRA rules.

The rule details requirements for a firm to have reasonably designed written supervisory procedures (WSPs) to supervise the activities of its associated persons and the types of businesses in which it engages.

Among other things, a firm’s WSPs must address supervision of supervisory personnel and provide for the review of a firm’s investment banking and securities business, correspondence and internal communications, and customer complaints. WSPs should describe:”

Read more:

https://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/2016/09/23/what-is-failure-to-supervise-finra-rule-3110-supervision/

From FINRA for Jerry Wayne Simpson.

THRIVENT INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INC.
(AAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT CORPORATION,AAL DISTRIBUTORS INC.,FORTRESS DISTRIBUTORS, INC.,THRIVENT INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INC.)
CRD#: 18387/SEC#: 801-29618,8-36525
B   Brokerage Firm Regulated by FINRA (Kansas City district office)
IA Investment Adviser Firm   Visit SEC Site
MAIN ADDRESS
625 FOURTH AVENUE SOUTH
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55415-1665 UNITED STATES
Direct Owners and Executive Officers
Name    Position
THRIVENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.
OWNER
BOUSHEK, RANDALL LEE (CRD#:4120176)
DIRECTOR
CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER
DIRECTOR AND PRESIDENT
MEEHAN, TIMOTHY SEAN (CRD#:1492218)
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER & SECRETARY
DIRECTOR OF AFFILIATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CORPORATE ACCOUNTING, CFO & TREASURER
DIRECTOR AND VICE PRESIDENT

https://brokercheck.finra.org/firm/summary/18387

 

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President Trump announces temporary end to government shutdown, January 25, 2019 press conference, Keeping government open until February 15, 2019

President Trump announces temporary end to government shutdown, January 25, 2019 press conference, Keeping government open until February 15, 2019

“We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work,“…KUSI TV San Diego

“Some have suggested that barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside but because they love the people on the inside. The only thing that is immoral is the politicians to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized.”…President Trump border wall speech

“I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants.”…Hillary Clinton, WABC 2003

 

Not invoking emergency powers at this time.

Keeping government open until February 15, 2019.

Review of Homeland Security input.

Homeland Security package to be produced.

Proposed structures defined by border patrol.

 

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President Trump you cannot negotiate with fools, Nancy Pelosi et al only care about their agenda not the country, Fund govt for another month, If no wall funding then use emergency powers

President Trump you cannot negotiate with fools, Nancy Pelosi et al only care about their agenda not the country, Fund govt for another month, If no wall funding then use emergency powers

“Democrat mantra: The end justifies the means.”…Citizen Wells

“The worst enemy that the Negro have is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros and calling himself a liberal, and it is following these white liberals that has perpetuated problems that Negros have.”…Malcolm X

“I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants.”…Hillary Clinton, WABC 2003

 

President Trump, you have made your point with reasonable, rational citizens who care about the well being and safety of this country.

Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, et al only care about their wacko, leftist agenda.

With them and their wacko followers, the end justifies the means.

You cannot negotiate with fools.

You are accustomed to negotiating with rational people.

It will not work in this case.

I strongly urge you to take the high road, fund the government for another month, get the hard working average Americans, who are pawns in this tug of war struggle, paid and the work they do done, for the good of all Americans.

As Lindsey Graham and others have put forth, if there is no funding at the end of a month (or whatever term you decide on), use your emergency powers to protect our borders.

Take the high road and do what is right for the country. Protect the little people. That is why you were elected.

I believe I speak for millions of Americans.

Citizen Wells.

 

And here:

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Fake news lies again re Catholic kids and “Native American” confrontation, Video reveals Nathan Phillips approached them, Black Hebrews racist homophobic and bigoted verbal abuse of students

Fake news lies again re Catholic kids and “Native American” confrontation, Video reveals Nathan Phillips approached them, Black Hebrews racist homophobic and bigoted verbal abuse of students

“The function of the press is very high. It is almost Holy.
It ought to serve as a forum for the people, through which
the people may know freely what is going on. To misstate or
suppress the news is a breach of trust.”
…. Louis D. Brandeis

“If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world but I am sure we would be getting reports from hell before breakfast.”… William Tecumseh Sherman

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

From Zero Hedge.

“More Fake News Exposed As Media Lies About Catholic Kids, Native American Debacle

Partial video footage of students from a Catholic high school allegedly harassing a Native American veteran after the anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday quickly went viral, provoking widespread condemnation of the kids on social media. Various media figures and Twitter users called for them to be doxed, shamed, or otherwise punished, and school administrators said they would consider expulsion.

But the rest of the video – nearly two hours of additional footage showing what happened before and after the encounter – adds important context that strongly contradicts the media’s narrative.”

“Far from engaging in racially motivated harassment, the group of mostly white, MAGA-hat-wearing male teenagers remained relatively calm and restrained despite being subjected to incessant racist, homophobic, and bigoted verbal abuse by members of the bizarre religious sect Black Hebrew Israelites, who were lurking nearby. The BHI has existed since the late 19th century, and is best describes as a black nationalist cult movement; its members believe they are descendants of the ancient Israelites, and often express condemnation of white people, Christians, and gays. DC-area Black Hebrews are known to spout particularly vile bigotry.

Phillips put himself between the teens and the black nationalists, chanting and drumming as he marched straight into the middle of the group of young people. What followed was several minutes of confusion: The teens couldn’t quite decide whether Phillips was on their side or not, but tentatively joined in his chanting. It’s not at all clear this was intended as an act of mockery rather than solidarity.”

And CNN’s Jake Tapper admitted the media’s error…

Jake Tapper

@jaketapper

.@reason: “Video footage strongly contradicts Native American veteran Nathan Phillips’ claim that Covington Catholic High School boys harassed him. The media got this one completely wrong,” writes @robbysoave https://reason.com/blog/2019/01/20/covington-catholic-nathan-phillips-video 

20.1K people are talking about this

And even David Brooks flipped…

David Brooks

@nytdavidbrooks

Yesterday I had one impression of the maga kids from Kentucky. Now after seeing more videos I have a different more complicated impression. Makes all the hot takes seem silly.

Read more:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-20/more-fake-news-exposed-media-lies-about-catholic-kids-native-american-debacle

Thank God for the internet.

 

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President Trump border wall speech January 19, 2019, Youtube video, $5.7 billion for wall, 2750 new border agents, 75 new immigration judges, Millions in humanitarian aid & drug detection

President Trump border wall speech January 19, 2019, Youtube video, $5.7 billion for wall, 2750 new border agents, 75 new immigration judges, Millions in humanitarian aid & drug detection

“We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work,“…KUSI TV San Diego

“Some have suggested that barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside but because they love the people on the inside. The only thing that is immoral is the politicians to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized.”…President Trump border wall speech

“I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants.”…Hillary Clinton, WABC 2003

 

From a commenter:

TRUMPS PLAN: – $5.7 billion for wall – Millions in humanitarian aid & drug detection tech – 2,750 new border agents – 75 new immigration judges – 3 yr relief for DACA recipients – 3 yr extension for TPS “This is a common sense compromise both parties should embrace,” Like a BOSS!

 

San Diego TV station reported “most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work”, CNN cancels report

San Diego TV station reported “most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work”, CNN cancels report

We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work,…KUSI TV San Diego

“Some have suggested that barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside but because they love the people on the inside. The only thing that is immoral is the politicians to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized.”…President Trump border wall speech

“CNN, at the forefront of fake news.”…Citizen Wells

 

From Zero Hedge.

“CNN Cancels On San Diego TV Station After They Report Border Wall Works

A local San Diego television station said on Thursday that CNN invited them to provide a “local view” of the existing wall at the US-Mexico border, only to cancel after past reports from the station showed that the wall is an effective method of combating illegal immigration.

“Thursday morning, CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if one of our reporters could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown,” begins a report by local San Diego station KUSI.

“KUSI offered our own Dan Plante, who has reported dozens of times on the border, including one story from 2016 that was retweeted by former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and posted on DrudgeReport.com,” the report continues.

We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work,” it concludes. “We have continuously been told by Border Patrol Agents that the barrier along the Southern border helps prevent illegal entries, drugs, and weapons from entering the United States, and the numbers prove it.””

Read more:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-11/cnn-cancels-san-diego-tv-station-after-they-report-border-wall-works

 

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