by Datechguy | September 17th, 2011
A bunch of things I haven’t gotten too that I hope to later
Item: Shhh nobody tell Jon Huntsman
But there is at least one Nobel winner that doesn’t go for the Global Warming nonsense:
Dr. Ivar Giaever, a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the 1973 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, Sept. 13, from the premier physics society in disgust over its officially stated policy that “global warming is occurring.”
The official position of the American Physical Society (APS) supports the theory that man’s actions have inexorably led to the warming of the planet, through increased emissions of carbon dioxide.
Giaever does not agree — and put it bluntly and succinctly in the subject line of his email, reprinted at Climate Depot, a website devoted to debunking the theory of man-made climate change.
Is “Nobel winner” a good enough scientific qualifier for you?
Item: Marines, ve don’t need no stinking Marines
The White House does a sudden about face:
White House Denies GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter’s Request To Attend Fellow Marine Combat Vet’s Medal of Honor Ceremony…
And then promptly backtracks (after initially saying “the room is full”) when a reporter called to inquire about the snub.
Light is the best disinfectant when it comes to these jokers.
Item: One more NH rep spoken for
Chalk one up for Herman Cain
In today’s Concord Monitor, Republican State Representative Steven Smith of Charlestown, NH has endorsed Herman Cain with this editorial:
“Presidential candidate Herman Cain is uniquely qualified to approach the federal government as the morass that it is and work diligently on fixing it.
With so many candidates out there every one you can get in the bank helps.
Item: Fear and Free speech in Norway
Nothing like fear to get someone to bend the free speech norms:
On September 14, under pressure for having sent Westergaard out of the country, the PST passed the buck: Hugubakken said it was the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) that had made the decision to cancel Westergaard’s appearance and send him back to Denmark. However, in an interview (also posted on September 14) with the editors of Sappho, the website of the Danish Free Press Society, Westergaard seemed to confirm that the decision had indeed been made by the PST.
But that’s not all, folks. As it happened, on September 12 — the day Westergaard returned to Denmark from Oslo — a devout young Muslim activist named Mohyeldeen Mohammad arrived in Oslo from Saudi Arabia. This was the same fellow who, in February of last year, gave a speech at a huge Oslo rally protesting a cartoon of the prophet Muhammed (not Westergaard’s) that had appeared in Dagbladet. “When will Norwegian authorities and their media understand the seriousness of this?” Mohyeldeen Mohammed had thundered before a highly receptive audience of around 3000 Muslims in Oslo’s University Square. “Perhaps not before it is too late. Perhaps not before we get a September 11 on Norwegian soil.” He added, unpersuasively: “This is no threat, this is a warning.”
Norway has had a bad year and this kind of thing makes it worse.