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Archive for January 23rd, 2018

DACA dreamers not dreaming of Schumer….

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This is what happens when promise what you can’t deliver:  “‘We Won’t Let Him Sleep’: DACA Supporters Protest Outside Schumer’s Brooklyn Home…….

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January 23, 2018 at 10:19 pm

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Tuesday’s video: How NOT to shut down the government

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January 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm

How NOT to shut down the government and a few other thoughts

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We will look at the shutdown the day after…………the Democrats were not united and did not want to shut down the government over DACA…..new polls show the GOP is cutting the generic congressional vote……’Roots’ made its debut on TV in 1977………..plus other stories………..

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Source: How NOT to shut down the government and a few other thoughts 01/23 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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January 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm

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1979: Willie Mays Hall of Fame!

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Willie Mays was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame on this day in 1979.    

Mays played 21 seasons with the Giants, and finished up with the Mets in 1972-73.    He hit over .300 10 times and retired with a career .302 average. 

He was the NL MVP (1954 & 1965), and a 20-time NL All-Star. 

He led the league in home runs four times and hit 660, or the second highest ever at the time he retired.

Some of us are old enough to remember watching Mays in the NBC Saturday afternoon game of the week.  Finally, I had a chance to watch Mays in 1972 when he finished his career with the New York Mets.   He wasn’t Willie Mays anymore but it was a huge thrill to see him in person! 

For my money, Mays was the greatest player of the 20th century!     
And Ted Williams said that they made the All Star game for Willie Mays.   

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January 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Maybe the climate is changing…

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About nine months ago, President Trump pulled the US out of the Paris Climate Accord.  It was the right thing to do, because President Obama never submitted the “accord” to the U.S. Senate as a treaty, and it was just a lot of hot air disguised as a climate document.

So where are we a year after President Trump said goodbye to Paris?

According to IBD, the “global warming” team has a few credibility issues:

A new study published in the prestigious journal Nature finds that all those global warming doomsday scenarios aren’t credible.  Not that you would ever know based on how little coverage this study is getting.

The study, published on Thursday, finds that if CO2 in the atmosphere doubled, global temperatures would climb at most by 3.4 degrees Celsius.  That’s far below what the [U.N.] has been saying for decades[ –] namely[,] that temperatures would rise as much as 4.5 degrees, and possibly up to 6 degrees.

 

Basically, the scientists involved in the Nature study found that the planet is less sensitive to changes in CO2 levels than had been previously believed.  That means [that] projected temperature increases are too high.

Of course this is just one study, but it supports the contention climate skeptics have been making for years – that the computer models used to predict future warming were exaggerating the impact of CO2, evidenced in part by the fact that the planet hasn’t been warming as much as those models say it should.

Why is this important?  Because all those horror stories told over the past decades are based on predictions of temperature increases that are much higher than 3.4 degrees.

And that’s the problem.  There is nothing settled about this science.

Like most people, I want clean air to breathe, pure water to drink, and a nice lake to go camping at.  I love the environment as much as the most devout environmentalist.

At the same time, I also love prosperity and the vacation time it gives us to appreciate the wonders of nature.

My advice to the climate change, or global warming, fanatics, is to get real and stop telling us horror stories about the polar bears.  I am open to hear any reasonable point about protecting the climate, but that’s not what we are getting from the climatistas.

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January 23, 2018 at 7:14 am