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Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:07:50 GMT  <== Quote ==> 

"I'm an equal opportunity racist. I hate all races equally. I hate the concept of race. End it." -- Bill St. Clair

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No More Google Ads

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:57:43 GMT  <== Webmaster stuff ==> 

I've been running a Google banner ad, on the top and bottom of every page, since October of 2016. $15 total revenue over all that time. Not worth bothering with. Removed from template. All 6,104 HTML pages re-rendered.

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Real Climatologists

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 11:51:03 GMT  <== Politics ==>   <== Science/Technology ==> 

Real Climatologists: "If Global Warming Is Irrefutable, It's Not Science, It's Religion"

http://columbia-phd.org/RealClimatologists

Their Principles page says something I've been saying for a long time. Climate is a complex non-linear system far from equilibrium. You cannot predict such a system, long-term, you can only watch it and see what it does.

From the About Us page:

We are the most qualified real climatologists to ever come out as global warming skeptics, including even more than Dr. Richard Lindzen, Dr. Judith Curry, and Dr. Roy Spencer, although we acknowledge their courage. We only came out after President Trump was elected because before that it seemed futile.

Unlike most scientists counted in the scientific consensus on global warming we are real climate scientists. Our graduate careers included numerous courses in climate and we have done extensive research in climate, including climate modeling and climate proxies (past climates). Doing both is unusual. Not only have we actually used and run climate models but we have actually programmed them and so fully understand their (huge) weaknesses. Unlike many we don't just ignorantly use the climate proxy data produced by others but we have taken courses and done research on climate proxies and so fully understand their (huge) weaknesses.

For those, mostly non-scientists, who are foolish enough to believe (and espouse) that peer review means that what is written is true, every word one of us writes is actually read by the other before publication. Scientists today often don't have time to even scan the current literature, never mind carefully read papers for peer review. Often a peer reviewer simply looks at the reputations of, or if he is friends with, the paper's authors to decide on whether the paper should be published. This is especially true for scientists who are non-native English speakers since English is the language of science and reading English carefully is a tedious task.

We don't get paid by the oil companies or anyone else to question global warming. We are not disgruntled employees. We just think climate science is one of the most fascinating sciences there is and to turn it into a lie for career advancement and political purposes is unconscionable.

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Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:34:44 GMT  <== Quote ==> 

"Crime is the aggressive intentional harm of a non-consenting person or their property. If harm is done, but not intentionally, then it may rise to the level of criminal negligence, but it is not actually crime. The reason for the intention is not relevant, whether it be hate, religion, stupidity, hunger, or just plain meanness. I included the word "aggression" to make it clear that intentional harm in self defense is not criminal." -- Bill St. Clair

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Buh Bye AGW

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 04 Jun 2017 12:22:32 GMT  <== Politics ==>   <== Science/Technology ==> 

Say goodbye, warmists. Your jig is up. The "science" your politics is based on is complete bunk.

Principia Scientific outlines two new studies showing that there is no such thing as a greenhouse gas and not only does CO2 not cause warming, it's not even clear that human creation of it effects its concentration in the atmosphere.

I haven't yet read the papers themselves, and I doubt i'll understand them any better than I understand the warmist papers. The same goes for 99.999% of humanity. Warmism is a religion. Rationality and science have nothing to do with it.

I saved a copy at billstclair.com/bunk. My copies of the PDFs of the two studies are linked via "local copy".

The authors, who are experts trained in higher-level physics and chemistry, painstakingly apply a fresh eye to the convoluted and often contradictory assertions made by ill-trained researchers in the infant science of climate studies. It was discovered that due to deficiencies in understanding of the tougher concepts of thermodynamics, the poorly-trained generalists within the tight-knit climate community had overly relied on 19th century half-baked and simplistic interpretations.

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"Nothing in the data supports the supposition that atmospheric CO2 is a driver of weather or climate, or that human emissions control atmospheric CO2."

The studies:

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Anatomy of a Gab Post URL

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 24 May 2017 22:52:54 GMT  <== Computers ==> 

I've taken to reporting each time that number of posts on Gab crosses a multiple of a million. It recently passed eight million posts. Some have asked how I determined that. This post is the answer.

https://gab.ai/billstclair/posts/8016964 is my post reporting on eight million posts. Here are it's components:

NameTextDescription
Protocolhttps://Tells your browser to use the HTTPS protocol, SSL-encrypted Hypertext Transfer Protocol.
Hostgab.ai/The internet host containing the web page.
Gab UserbillstclairThe ID of the user who made the post. Stop here to show that user's profile page. There are a bunch of special tokens that can go here that may NOT be a userid, e.g. "home", "tv", "popular", "lists", "chats", "settings".
Content Type/posts/Says that the rest of the URL will identify one of the user's posts.
Post Number8016964The number of the post. This is a global counter of all posts ever made. This is what I used to determine that there were over 8 million posts.

Note that you need to know both the user ID AND the post number to address a post, so there's no way to step through the posts by simply incrementing the post number. This was a smart, security-conscious decision on @e's part.

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Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 20 May 2017 16:01:39 GMT  <== Quote ==> 

"Where are the moderate Muslims? They're with the good cops." -- Bill St. Clair

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Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 14 May 2017 12:59:41 GMT  <== Quote ==> 

"The only true political majority in America is non-voters. Unfortunately, their choice is never properly counted; it would leave every office vacant." -- Bill St. Clair

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Hang the Narcs

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 12 May 2017 20:03:28 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Attorney General Sessions has issued Charging and Sentencing Guidelines to Federal Prosecutors (PDF of memorandum). It appears to be an underhanded way of focusing his department's efforts on the war on some drug users.

I used the Department of Justice contact form to send the following message:

Attorney General Sessions has directed his prosecutors to focus on crimes with the most severe sentences, or mandatory minimums.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-sessions-issues-charging-and-sentencing-guidelines-federal-prosecutors

I suggest that he devote a large amount of his prosecutorial effort to eliminating conspiracies by police departments against individual rights, 18 USC 241. This has a maximum sentence of 10 years, or life in prison or execution for kidnapping or homicide. I consider false arrest to be kidnapping. I consider arrest for criminalized behavior that has no actual human victim to be false arrest. But then, that might force Mr. Sessions to have himself hanged. Good. Hang the narcs.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/241

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Classic Larken Rose Rant

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 04 May 2017 00:25:23 GMT  <== Philosophy ==>