Saturday, January 07, 2017

Slimeball

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When cheaters win, they get to referee the rest of the game.

60 Comments:

Anonymous Nasty woman Priya Lynn said...

The intelligence has only gotten stronger since the October 7th revelation that Russians were behind the election hacking of the DNC, White house, Joint Chiefs of Staff and various American businesses. Its now clear that it went beyond hacking of computers and included a multi-faceted campaign of disinformation, propaganda, fake news, and use of social media. It also included the use of RT, the Russian government propaganda station that was part of the entire Russian government campaign to interfere in the election. What's particularly disturbing about that is Trumps selection of National Security Adviser Mike Flyn flew to Moscow to Moscow in December 2015 for the tenth anniversary gala of RT and was sitting at the dinner table next to Vladimir Putin.

This isn't just about attacking one party. The problem is what we've seen from Trump, a desire not just to be willfully ignorant, his unwillingness to listen to the briefing themselves, but its almost purposeful in nature, you see a disparagement at a level which is extraordinary. People who work in the intelligence community just like people who work in the military, the State Department, and journalists who work around the world, they risk their lives and the lives of their families and they do this for country. You have a man who has never risked anything in his entire life sitting on his ivory throne talking about this without any true understanding and a willingness to be as ignorant as absolutely possible is simply outrageous.

This is about using ignorance as a badge of honour and the idea that if I have more intelligence it somehow makes me less capable and the less that I have the more capable I am. This is standard anti-intellectual conservatism that is harming the United States and that Trump epitomizes. Trump is both saying nothing is good enough and then when there is reliable reporting of what is happening based on intelligence sources he calls that "politics" and attacks journalists and others for dealing with it. He is setting up a catch 22 where you're damned if you don't provide overwhelming evidence and damned if you do provide it.

January 07, 2017 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Nasty woman Priya Lynn said...

Trump claimed there was doubt about the Intelligence communities findings because:

"The Democratic Natinal Committe would not allow the FBI to study or see its compter info after it was supposedly hacked by Russia....So how and why are they so sure about hacking if they never even requested an examination of computer servers?"

Once again, Trump, who claims to know more about hacking than the intelligence community demonstrates his ignorance. The experts didn't need physical inspection of DNC servers because it already had the relevant forensic data in a process called upstream collection. That is how the FBI was able to tell the DNC it had been hacked. Add that to the long list of valuable lessons Trump needs to learn from the intelligence briefings he says he doesn't need.

Its pretty clear Trump is conducting a misinformation campaign against the American Intelligence community. He doesn't like the answer the community is giving him so he's trying to say the people giving him the answer cannot be believed (just like Wyatt/bad anonymous is doing) and that makes Americans less safe.

Russia is running a shooting war in Europe right now, the first great power shooting war on the European continent since 1945. 10,000 people dead hundreds of thousands displaced. They are systematically interferring in the politics of the countries in the band between Germany and Russia substituting pro-western, pro-democratic reasonably honest governments with more authoritarian and more corrupt governments that tilt in Russian interests.

They interferred in the British election in the summer of last year, they're playing the French and German elections right now. They are very clear they want to break up both NATO and the European Union. Its believed they were supporting the Scottish seperatists to break up the United Kingdom. Scotland is where the British have their major nuclear base and an independent Scotland would not be a nuclear power so if Scotland exited the United Kingdom Britain would cease to be a nuclear power that could stop Russia. That is the context in which they've tried to reshape the politics of the United States but, hey, Wyatt/bad anonymous says its just harmless "information gathering" so don't worry about it.

January 07, 2017 12:18 PM  
Anonymous Nasty woman Priya Lynn said...

There's no mystery here, Trump campaigned as a candidate sympathetic to the Russian point of view on issues like Ukraine, like Syria, like the breakup of NATO, like the breakup of the European Union - Russian foreign policy in every case and a violation in some cases of 70 years of American foreign policy. Of COURSE Russia liked Trump and of course they tried to help him.

This past election has resulted in the United States essentially swiching sides in a war because that's what Putin is after. Regardless of who was in power Americans have lived for a very long time with a sense of safety because they believed their president was the most powerful person in the world. With the president elect deferring national security decisions to the leader of Russia that means Vladimir Putin in a couple of weeks will be the most powerful person in the world. I doubt anyone voting for Donald Trump was voting for that.

But, nothing to worry about Wyatt/bad anonymous says, "there is no accusation of destruction of data or malicious viruses here,", its just harmless "information gathering".


Wyatt/bad anonymous is a traitor like Trump.

January 07, 2017 12:19 PM  
Anonymous Nasty Woman said...

Look at where we are headed:

One graph worth thousand words

January 07, 2017 1:25 PM  
Anonymous Nasty Woman said...

1. “We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump. We have high confidence in these judgments.”

2. “We also assess Putin and the Russian Government aspired to help President-elect Trump’s election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary Clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavorably to him. All three agencies agree with this judgment. CIA and FBI have high confidence in this judgment; NSA has moderate confidence.”

3. “When it appeared to Moscow that Secretary Clinton was likely to win the election, the Russian influence campaign began to focus more on undermining her future presidency.”

4. “Russian intelligence obtained and maintained access to elements of multiple US state or local electoral boards. DHS assesses that the types of systems Russian actors targeted or compromised were not involved in vote tallying.”

5. “We did not make an assessment of the impact that Russian activities had on the outcome of the 2016 election. The US Intelligence Community is charged with monitoring and assessing the intentions, capabilities, and actions of foreign actors; it does not analyze US political processes or US public opinion.”

6. “Moscow also saw the election of President-elect Trump as a way to achieve an international counterterrorism coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).”

7. “We assess that influence campaigns are approved at the highest levels of the Russian Government — particularly those that would be politically sensitive.”

8. “Russia collected on some Republican-affiliated targets but did not conduct a comparable disclosure campaign.”


9. “Russia used trolls as well as [its state-funded television network] RT as part of its influence efforts to denigrate Secretary Clinton. This effort amplified stories on scandals about Secretary Clinton and the role of WikiLeaks in the election campaign.”

10. “We assess with high confidence that the GRU used the Guccifer 2.0 persona, DCLeaks.com, and WikiLeaks to release US victim data obtained in cyber operations publicly and in exclusives to media outlets. . . . We assess with high confidence that the GRU relayed material it acquired from the DNC and senior Democratic officials to WikiLeaks. Moscow most likely chose WikiLeaks because of its self-proclaimed reputation for authenticity.”

11. “This report is a declassified version of a highly classified assessment. This document’s conclusions are identical to the highly classified assessment, but this document does not include the full supporting information, including specific intelligence on key elements of the influence campaign.”

http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/politics/the-intelligence-community-report-on-russian-activities-in-the-2016-election/2153/

January 07, 2017 2:15 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...


Anonymous Nasty Woman said...

"Look at where we are headed:

One graph worth thousand words".

I'm surprised that when the article discussed the reasons for the drop in the labour participation rate it didn't mention the main reason which is the retirement of baby boomers.

January 07, 2017 5:06 PM  
Anonymous somewhere between Mars and Saturn said...

remember early in the year, during the El Nino, when NASA said every month was an "all-time record heat"?

you haven't heard much lately

why?

turns out that 2016 ended tied with 1998, the hottest year on record

so, El Nino is over

and the warming pause continues

btw, have you heard about the rain in California?

turns out the drought was just cyclical and not a GW phenom after all

kinda of like the endless hurricanes that climate scientists said global warming would bring

they said that after Katrina

oops, wrong planet

they musta been talking about Jupiter

after all, who's stupider than those talk Jupiter

http://manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2017/1/4/the-greatest-scientific-fraud-of-all-time-part-xi

January 07, 2017 7:39 PM  
Anonymous Nasty Woman said...

"so, El Nino is over "

That's right. This is a La Nina year.

You might want to catch up on how El Nino and La Nina effect world weather.

La Niña Is Here and Expected to Last Through Winter

"btw, have you heard about the rain in California?

turns out the drought was just cyclical and not a GW phenom after all"


There you go again, confusing WEATHER with CLIMATE.

Weather.com and NOAA report Winter 2016-17 Outlook: Weak La Niña May Bring Colder Temperatures to the East, Dry Conditions in the South

And the U.S. Drought Monitor - California continues to show the vast majority of California in various states of drought from "Abnormally Dry" to "Exceptional Drought."

Click on "Current Reservoir Conditions" here and note 4 California reservoirs (Shasta, Don Pedro, McClure and Milletron) are at or above historic average levels while 8 of them (Trinity, Oroville, Folsom, Pine Flat, Castaic, Perris, San Luis, and Melones) are below historic average levels.

But by all means, keep posting your moronic ex-lawyer manhattancontrarian bullshit.

I can always use a good laugh.

And then you two can follow your leader's advice and well, you know.

January 08, 2017 9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

World heat shatters records in 2016 in new sign of global warming

"Last year was the hottest on record by a wide margin, with temperatures creeping close to a ceiling set by almost 200 nations for limiting global warming, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service said on Thursday.

The data are the first of the New Year to confirm many projections that 2016 will exceed 2015 as the warmest since reliable records began in the 19th century, it said in a report.

The Arctic was the region showing the sharpest rise in temperatures, while many other areas of the globe, including parts of Africa and Asia, also suffered unusual heat, it said.

A few parts of South America and Antarctica were cooler than normal.

Global surface temperatures in 2016 averaged 14.8 degrees Celsius (58.64°F), or 1.3C (2.3F) higher than estimated before the Industrial Revolution ushered in wide use of fossil fuels, the EU body said.

In 2015, almost 200 nations agreed at a summit in Paris to limit global warming to "well below" 2C above pre-industrial times while pursuing efforts to hold the rise to 1.5C as part of a sweeping shift away from fossil fuels towards clean energy.

Temperatures last year broke a 2015 record by almost 0.2C (0.36F), Copernicus said, boosted by a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and by a natural El Nino weather event in the Pacific Ocean, which releases heat to the atmosphere.

In February 2016 alone, temperatures were 1.5C above pre-industrial times, the study said. Rising heat is blamed for stoking wildfires, heat waves, droughts, floods and more powerful downpours that disrupt water and food supplies.

The U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the main authority on global temperatures, compiles data mainly from two U.S. and one British dataset that will be published in coming weeks. It also uses input from Copernicus.

Dick Dee, deputy head of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, said Thursday's data were available quickly because they draw on temperature stations and satellite measurements used to make weather forecasts.

"They're pretty much in perfect agreement" with the WMO data in areas where measurements overlap, he told Reuters. The other datasets used by the WMO are collected from sources that can take more time to compile, including ships, buoys and balloons.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has sometimes called man-made climate change a hoax and threatened to "cancel" the Paris agreement. But he has also said he has an open mind and sees "some connectivity" between human activity and and global warming."

January 08, 2017 9:56 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/bad anonymous said "btw, have you heard about the rain in California? turns out the drought was just cyclical and not a GW phenom after all"

Typical Wyatt/bad anonymous stupidity. No one ever said that global warming would make the drought in California permanent. Global warming makes extreme weather more common, so more severe droughts than normal, more severe flooding than normal. And that's exactly what's happened.

January 08, 2017 2:17 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/bad anonymous said "turns out that 2016 ended tied with 1998, the hottest year on record" and "there are many situations where lying is appropriate".

This is another one of those situations where he thinks lying is appropriate.

2014 was hotter than 1998. 2015 was hotter than 2014. And 2016 was hotter than 2015. All of the hottest years on record have been since 1997 and all the coldest years on record have been prior to 1998.

And 90% of the global warming goes into the oceans which have warmed much more than the atmospheric temperatures referenced above.

January 08, 2017 2:21 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

World heat shatters records in 2016 in new sign of global warming

"Last year was the hottest on record by a wide margin..."

January 08, 2017 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Nasty woman Priya Lynn said...

Republicans have started a wich hunt in the spirit of the McCarthy era. They've given congress the power to fire or cut any federal employees salary to $1.00 seperate from the annual budget process. It means that even if there is general funding for, say the Environmental Protection Agency, congress then has extra power to come back around and cut money from specific parts of the EPA.

Let's connect the dots here in this Trump transition era. This rule comes right after Trumps aids specifically requested names of Energy Department employees who work on global warming. Trumps aids also asked the State Department for details on jobs and programs that were specifically devoted to advancing gender equality. At best this is the ingrediants for a chilling effect on federal workers if not a purge of federal workers.

First the Republican congress tried to exempt itself from the ethics rules, the very first thing it does. The second thing it does is to try to take Americans back to a very dark period in American history, the McCarthy era, where congress could punish ordinary Americans if they didn't conform to the hardline views of the ruling party. In this case it would be civil servants that wouldn't conform to the hardline views of the Republican party. The purpose of this rule is to target federal workers. At the Department of Energy for example, the best climate scientists in the world issue a report on climate change that the new secretary of energy doesn't like, or that hardliners on the hill don't like, they could simply zero out all the salaries and punish the scientists for issuing a report telling us about the dangers of climate change.

If for example, the Republicans didn't like the fact that you've got civil servants working on women's rights at the State Department (international women's rights) what they could simply do is identify who's working on them (as they've already done) and zero out all their salaries, punish them for their political views. Its an extremely dark Putinesque view of democracy.

January 08, 2017 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Nasty woman Priya Lynn said...

This sort of move has been challenged in the past and found unconstitutional. The Lovett case in 1943 was a similar move where congress did the exact same thing. They identified 39 federal employees they didn't like the views of and they tried to fire them by zeroing out their salaries. The supreme court said congress doesn't have that power, they can't punish federal employees for their political views, it doesn't have the due process aparatus to be able to do that and these employees are entitled to due process. So what the Republicans are doing has been tested in the courts and found unconstitutional.

If you think Repulicans aren't getting back to that McCarthy era, the Trump transition team has already started taking names of Department of Energy scientists working on climate change and State Department employees working on international women's rights.

One rule that says congress is going to exempt itself from ethics rules and can be free to engage in all kinds of unethical behavior and another rule that says they can take away the jobs of people if they don't conform to the strict hardline right extremist views the Republican party. This is a very dark throwback to the McCarthy era and is very troubling in terms of democratic values. Where are the Republican strict constitutionalists, the people that said they believe in the constitution, where are they now?

January 08, 2017 2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"turns out that 2016 ended tied with 1998, the hottest year on record"

Let's look directly at the UAH data and see what it shows, shall we?

Cumulative Year-to-Date UAH Global Lower Atmosphere Temperature (Departures from 30-year average)

Monthly Global Lower Troposphere v6.0 Anomaly, December 1978 to October 2016

Each one of us may observe with our own eyes.

My eyes tell me 2016 was warmer then 1989.

And it was by 0.02 degrees Celsius.

1998's annual global temperature anomaly was +0.48 deg. C and 2016's annual global temperature was +0.50 deg. C, making 2016 the hottest year ever recorded since we have been recording such things.

In fact, here's the top 20 warmest years and annual temperature anomaly in degrees Celsius:

RANK YEAR deg.C.
01 2016 +0.50
02 1998 +0.48
03 2010 +0.34
04 2015 +0.26
05 2002 +0.22
06 2005 +0.20
07 2003 +0.19
08 2014 +0.18
09 2007 +0.16
10 2013 +0.13
11 2001 +0.12
12 2006 +0.11
13 2009 +0.10
14 2004 +0.08
15 1995 +0.07
16 2012 +0.06
17 1987 +0.05
18 1988 +0.04
19 2011 +0.02
20 1991 +0.02

January 08, 2017 4:48 PM  
Anonymous glopal kooling said...

"Each one of us may observe with our own eyes.

My eyes tell me 2016 was warmer then 1989.

And it was by 0.02 degrees Celsius."

more misspelling

2016 and 1998 is a statistical tie

basically, the globe hasn't warmed since 1998

when you consider the heat in the Arctic skewing the average, most of the planet is very stable

oh well, there's always other looming catastrophes for alarmists to latch onto

like the demise of spelling


January 08, 2017 10:42 PM  
Anonymous Cold Hard TTF said...

g.k., what are the confidence intervals around those estimates? How different do two years have to be to be significantly different -- and please post the link so I can verify it.

January 08, 2017 10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

+0.50 ≠ +0.48

In fact, +0.50 > +0.48

January 09, 2017 7:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The global atmospheric temperature anomaly in UAH's 2016 dataset was slightly warmer, by 0.02 degrees Celsius, than the global atmospheric temperature anomaly was in 1998.

Those figures show a clear trend of warming.

Once the UK Met Office Hadley Center/University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit, NASA, NOAA and the JMA release their 2016 data, we'll have a fuller idea of the warming than the UAH dataset alone provides.

NASA has the most comprehensive coverage, with measurements over 99 per cent of the globe. By contrast, JMA covers just 85 per cent of the globe, with particularly poor data in the poles, Africa and Asia.

Incidentally, regarding the UAH satellite temperature dataset Wikipedia reports:

"Climate models predict that as the surface warms, so should the global troposphere. Globally, the troposphere should warm about 1.2 times more than the surface; in the tropics, the troposphere should warm about 1.5 times more than the surface.[citation needed] For some time the only available satellite record was the UAH version, which (with early versions of the processing algorithm) showed a global cooling trend for its first decade. Since then, a longer record and a number of corrections to the processing have revised this picture: the UAH dataset has shown an overall warming trend since 1998, though less than the RSS version."

January 09, 2017 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much love

January 09, 2017 9:44 AM  
Anonymous hurricane smarter said...

"+0.50 ≠ +0.48

In fact, +0.50 > +0.48"

+0.5000001 ≠ +0.50

In fact, +0.5000001 > +0.50

"The global atmospheric temperature anomaly in UAH's 2016 dataset was slightly warmer, by 0.02 degrees Celsius, than the global atmospheric temperature anomaly was in 1998.

Those figures show a clear trend of warming."

no, it's an insignificant difference

if it keeps going like this every 18 years, technology will replace fossil fuels long before any potential problem might emerge

doesn't seem to be any significant anthropic influence on the climate

sorry guys

I know you were counting on a disaster

January 09, 2017 10:16 AM  
Anonymous if only we could heat things up said...

I been struttin my stuff y'all
down in West Palm Beach
the globe is coolin' down
I need some heat

"if it keeps going like this every 18 years, technology will replace fossil fuels long before any potential problem might emerge"

that's a great point y'all

extrapolate the last eighteen years to the 22nd century and you get

nuthin'

January 09, 2017 3:27 PM  
Anonymous kapow! said...

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January 09, 2017 3:39 PM  
Anonymous Welcome to Trumpistan said...

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January 09, 2017 4:59 PM  
Anonymous Dishonest Don said...

FinCEN Fines Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort $10 Million for Significant and Long Standing Anti-Money Laundering Violations

WASHINGTON, DC – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today imposed a $10 million civil money penalty against Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort (Trump Taj Mahal), for willful and repeated violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). In addition to the civil money penalty, the casino is required to conduct periodic external audits to examine its anti-money laundering (AML) BSA compliance program and provide those audit reports to FinCEN and the casino’s Board of Directors.

Trump Taj Mahal, a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, admitted to several willful BSA violations, including violations of AML program requirements, reporting obligations, and recordkeeping requirements. Trump Taj Mahal has a long history of prior, repeated BSA violations cited by examiners dating back to 2003. Additionally, in 1998, FinCEN assessed a $477,700 civil money penalty against Trump Taj Mahal for currency transaction reporting violations.

"Trump Taj Mahal received many warnings about its deficiencies," said FinCEN Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery. "Like all casinos in this country, Trump Taj Mahal has a duty to help protect our financial system from being exploited by criminals, terrorists, and other bad actors. Far from meeting these expectations, poor compliance practices, over many years, left the casino and our financial system unacceptably exposed."

Trump Taj Mahal admitted that it failed to implement and maintain an effective AML program; failed to report suspicious transactions; failed to properly file required currency transaction reports; and failed to keep appropriate records as required by the BSA. Notably, Trump Taj Mahal had ample notice of these deficiencies as many of the violations from 2012 and 2010 were discovered in previous examinations.

Director Shasky Calvery expressed her appreciation to the Internal Revenue Service, Small Business/Self-Employed Division, which performed the examinations of Trump Taj Mahal, for their contributions to the investigation and for their strong partnership with FinCEN. She also thanked the Commercial Litigation Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice for their assistance with this enforcement action.

Trump Taj Mahal petitioned for bankruptcy in September 2014. That bankruptcy remains pending. The Bankruptcy Court approved of Trump Taj Mahal’s settlement on March 4, 2015.

FinCEN seeks to protect the U.S. financial system from being exploited by illicit actors. Its efforts are focused on compromised financial institutions; third-party money launderers; transnational organized crime; terrorist and other security threats; significant fraud; and threats to cyber security. FinCEN has a broad array of enforcement authorities to target both domestic and foreign actors affecting the U.S. financial system.

FinCEN's mission is to safeguard the financial system from illicit use and combat money laundering and promote national security through the collection, analysis, and dissemination of financial intelligence and strategic use of financial authorities.

January 09, 2017 5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, right

meanwhile, Trump just named his orthodox Jewish son-in-law a senior White House adviser

January 09, 2017 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you spell NEPOTISM?

January 09, 2017 5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anti-Nazi said...

Bomb Threats Prompt Evacuation of Jewish Community Centers in New Jersey, 4 Other States Seven so far today.

January 09, 2017 5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anti-Nazi said...

At Least 300 Evacuated from Jewish Community Center in Rockville

And the guy is not even inaugurated yet.

January 09, 2017 6:07 PM  
Anonymous Trump enables son-in-law to take revenge said...

USA Today: Trump son-in-law Kushner reportedly settling Christie score in transition

"Nov. 16, 2016 ASBURY PARK, N.J. — Shortly after Gov. Chris Christie launched his campaign for president in 2015, a lavish fundraiser took place at a block-long beachfront property on Ocean Avenue in Long Branch — but for the benefit of another candidate.

The invitations read: “Seryl and Charles Kushner invite you to their home to meet DONALD TRUMP,” with the candidate’s name in red letters beneath a pair of American flags.

The following day, Christie said he didn’t mind campaign money being taken out of his backyard for Trump, his longtime friend.

But it’s now clear the New Jersey Republican could have done without the Kushner family coming back into his life.

Seryl and Charles Kushner are the parents of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, who reportedly blocked Christie from becoming Trump’s vice presidential nominee and now has led the ouster of Christie allies from the president-elect’s transition organization.

The motive: Christie as U.S. attorney was involved in the prosecution of Charles Kushner, who was sentenced to prison in 2005 on 18 counts of tax evasion, witness tampering and making illegal campaign donations.

The motive: Christie as U.S. attorney was involved in the prosecution of Charles Kushner, who was sentenced to prison in 2005 on 18 counts of tax evasion, witness tampering and making illegal campaign donations.

The latest casualty came Wednesday: Kevin O’Connor, who is close to Christie and has been leading the Justice Department transition team, is out. Christie and O’Connor were both U.S. attorneys at the same time, O’Connor in that role for Connecticut from 2002 until 2008 while Christie was serving in New Jersey..."


Trump Warns GOPers: 'Anybody Who Hits Me, We're Gonna Hit 10 Times Harder'

Revenge is a confession of pain.

January 09, 2017 6:15 PM  
Anonymous Drip Drip Drip said...

U.S. posts second-warmest year on record, breadth of warmth ‘unparalleled’

Every single state and every single city in the Lower 48 states was warmer than normal in 2016. For the nation, the year ranked second-warmest in records that date back to 1895.

The nation’s average temperature was 54.9 degrees, nearly 3 degrees above the long-term average, NOAA reported.

Only 2012 was warmer in historical records, NOAA said, by less than half a degree.

The U.S. has had 20 straight warmer-than-normal years and is warming at the rate of 0.15 degrees per decade.

All of the Lower 48 states registered one of their top-seven warmest years. “The breadth of the 2016 warmth is unparalleled in the nation’s climate history,” NOAA said. “No other year had as many states breaking or close to breaking their warmest annual-average temperature.”

Thirty-four cities recorded their warmest year, from the Gulf Coast to the shores of the Arctic Ocean, and include: Asheville, New Orleans, Houston, Atlanta, Nashville, New York (La Guardia), Harrisburg, El Paso, Juneau and Barrow (Alaska).

Alaska posted its warmest year on record for the third time in as many years. Its temperature was nearly 6 degrees above average and is rising at the feverish pace 0.3 degrees per decade.

Set against the backdrop of record- and near-record warmth, the nation witnessed extreme rainstorm after extreme rainstorm.

Based on an analysis from reinsurer Munich Re, USA Today reported last week that the U.S. experienced 19 floods in 2016, more than any other year on record....

January 09, 2017 9:53 PM  
Anonymous rudy said...

"Only 2012 was warmer in historical records, NOAA said, by less than half a degree"

ut-oh

you know what this means

2012 was warmer than 2016

global warming has not only paused, it's now going backwards

if it keeps going down half a degree every four years, we'll be in an ice age afore you know it!!

"The U.S. has had 20 straight warmer-than-normal years"

at what point do you define "normal"?

when something happens 20 straight years, that sounds normal

"Set against the backdrop of record- and near-record warmth, the nation witnessed extreme rainstorm after extreme rainstorm"

hey, I live in the U.S., and I don't remember this

"."

rude

January 09, 2017 10:27 PM  
Anonymous Nasty Woman said...

"Only 2012 was warmer in historical records, NOAA said, by less than half a degree"

ut-oh

you know what this means

2012 was warmer than 2016

global warming has not only paused, it's now going backwards"


Moron.

Q - What was "warmer in historical records....by less than half a degree?"

A - "The nation’s average temperature."

In fact "The U.S. has had 20 straight warmer-than-normal years and is warming at the rate of 0.15 degrees per decade."

The "nation" ... "The U.S." had its second warmest year in the U.S. since 2012.

There is nothing "global" about "the lower 48 states."

Work on your reading comprehension some more.

January 10, 2017 8:09 AM  
Anonymous Nasty Woman said...

""Set against the backdrop of record- and near-record warmth, the nation witnessed extreme rainstorm after extreme rainstorm"

hey, I live in the U.S., and I don't remember this"


https://www.google.com/#q=2016+extreme+rainfalls+in+USA

Yields 2.970,000 hits like:

August 2016 extreme rain and floods along the Gulf Coast

The Most Extreme Rainfall in All 50 States

Rain that caused deadly Md. flood a '1-in-1,000' year event

The United States' 10 most extreme weather events of 2016

"1. Hurricane Matthew (September-October)
2. Louisiana flood (August)
3. Southeast drought and wildfires (fall)
4. Jan. 22-24 East Coast blizzard
5. West Virginia flooding (June)
6. Northern Louisiana floods (March)
7. Houston flood (April)
8. Hurricane Hermine (September)
9. Ellicott City flood (July)
10. Texas hailstorm (April)


Every one of them had to do with precipitation and only one was due to not enough of it. The rest were due to "extreme" precipitation you do not recall.

Work on your memory along with your reading comprehension.

Or better yet, go make your stupid mistake-filled comments elsewhere.

January 10, 2017 8:30 AM  
Anonymous Nasty Woman said...

""The U.S. has had 20 straight warmer-than-normal years [*** here comes the part of that sentence you omitted***] and is warming at the rate of 0.15 degrees per decade."

when something happens 20 straight years, that sounds normal"


How about that!

You might be catching on!

It appears the new normal in the US is "warming at the rate of 0.15 degrees per decade."

FYI "decade" = 10 years.

And the past 20 years of average temperatures in the USA have been warmer than they had been in all the years before 2016, starting in 1895.

"if it keeps going down half a degree every four years, we'll be in an ice age afore you know it!!"

OMG what a lousy attempt at spin.

Have you got some data showing "it keeps going down half a degree every four years?"

No, you don't, moron.

Stop embarrassing yourself.

January 10, 2017 8:46 AM  
Anonymous Latest "extreme rainstorm after extreme rainstorm" to hit US said...

Torrential storms bring snow, mudslides, flooding, 173-mph winds in California

January 10, 2017 9:10 AM  
Anonymous brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr said...

"Have you got some data showing "it keeps going down half a degree every four years?""

only your own words:

"Only 2012 was warmer than 2016 in historical records, NOAA said, by less than half a degree"

I know it gets a little confusing because, let's face it, the alarmists are playing word games

but were you not saying that 2012 was half degree warmer than 2016?

isn't that going in the right direction?

just like the overall planet was about the same in 1998

there's no reason to say the globe has warmed over the last 18 years, despite the relentless increase in carbon emissions

give it up: the AGW argument lost, the theory is faulty

January 10, 2017 9:19 AM  
Anonymous Nasty Woman said...

"Only 2012 was warmer than 2016 in historical records, NOAA said, by less than half a degree"

I didn't say it. The Washington Post said it as they reported on NOAA's annual report, which to Post linked to in it's article about it.

NOAA National Overview - Annual 2016

Go ahead and keep mixing US stats for global stats and think you are convincing anyone with your blatant mistakes that AGW is faulty.

What's faulty is your reading comprehension and memory that the U.S. experienced 19 floods in 2016, more than any other year on record.

That means 2016 was a record-breaking year for flooding events in the US.

"but were you not saying that 2012 was half degree warmer than 2016?

isn't that going in the right direction?"


I didn't say it. NOAA did based on the data they have collected over the years.

2012 having been .5 degrees warmer than 2016 is a blip of variation in the record, which shows the past 20 years in the US have been the warmest recorded since 1895.

And the NOAA data shows "the U.S. has experienced warmer-than-normal years and is warming at the rate of 0.15 degrees per decade."

And you have posted no links to one iota of data proving one lying word you have said.

You are the one playing spin games and making yourself look foolish.

January 10, 2017 9:56 AM  
Anonymous Ignorance is bliss to the Grab Our Pussy Party said...

Here we go again.

Suddenly to the Grab Our Pussy Party, the federal deficit and national debt do not matter any more.

Please don’t tell us the truth: House GOP blocks budget watchdog from reviewing cost of Obamacare repeal

All you Grab Our Pussy partisans can go fuck yourselves!

January 10, 2017 10:25 AM  
Anonymous dr no said...

"Go ahead and keep mixing US stats for global stats and think you are convincing anyone with your blatant mistakes that AGW is faulty"

OK, just to humor you:

globally, the temp in 2016 is same as 1998

in the US, 2012 was warmer than 2016

either way, GW is not ongoing

it has stopped

"I didn't say it. NOAA did based on the data they have collected over the years."

are you saying you disagree?

I assume you posted the stat because you thought it relevant

"2012 having been .5 degrees warmer than 2016 is a blip of variation in the record"

interesting since yesterday you found the global rise of .2 since 1998 of major significance

remember? I said it was a statistical tie

"And you have posted no links to one iota of data proving one lying word you have said."

I don't have to. Your argument loses based on the data you post

"You are the one playing spin games and making yourself look foolish"

actually, no

January 10, 2017 10:32 AM  
Anonymous Nasty Woman said...

I posted US data which you discussed as global data.

""I didn't say it. NOAA did based on the data they have collected over the years."

are you saying you disagree?"


I am disagreeing with your claim I said it, as if I made it up.

I fully agree with the data.

The data shows "The U.S. has had 20 straight warmer-than-normal years and is warming at the rate of 0.15 degrees per decade."

You keep trying to spin those facts to mean "the theory is faulty" when in fact, the data supports the theory.

"interesting since yesterday you found the global rise of .2 since 1998 of major significance"

Yesterday I posted an article from the WaPo. Not a single word of that article was written by me, you liar.

Yesterday you quoted the WaPo and admitted:

""Set against the backdrop of record- and near-record warmth, the nation witnessed extreme rainstorm after extreme rainstorm"

hey, I live in the U.S., and I don't remember this"


Sad!

I clearly remembered the the numerous floods in the news last year and this morning with a single Google search, I easily found 2.970,000 hits about "2016+extreme+rainfalls+in+USA."

Maybe you live in the US, but you clearly don't see it or remember what happens here very clearly, even just months later.

Go stick your head back in the dirt and quit making a fool out of yourself.

And then go follow your feckless leader's advice.

January 10, 2017 11:23 AM  
Anonymous in the blue TV screen light said...

"The data shows "The U.S. has had 20 straight warmer-than-normal years and is warming at the rate of 0.15 degrees per decade."

You keep trying to spin those facts to mean "the theory is faulty" when in fact, the data supports the theory."

oh, "facts" can be manipulated to deceive

for example, the temperature in 98 was about the same as in 2016

you've somehow stretched it two more years and see a warming trend?

who knows where you started and ended, but it doesn't matter

point is the weather has been stable since the last millennium

it had warmed up for few years prior to that but things seem to have plateaued

a streams of insults and epithets and obscenities by you won't change the facts

honestly, your personal style has a lot in common with Donald trump

you two are kinda soul-mates

January 10, 2017 12:10 PM  
Anonymous nyet said...

even the NY Times says the CIA has no proof the Russians changed the election

http://townhall.com/columnists/robertcharles/2017/01/08/russia-did-not-throw-americas-election-n2268354

January 10, 2017 12:28 PM  
Anonymous da said...

look - the Washington Post says the Dems are lame, lazy, and leaderless

that's good reporting!!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/01/09/democrats-opposition-to-trump-is-lame-lazy-and-leaderless/?utm_term=.dedfbbfc9971

January 10, 2017 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Nasty Woman said...

"for example, the temperature in 98 was about the same as in 2016

you've somehow stretched it two more years and see a warming trend?"


There you go again, displaying your ignorance.

Which temps are you referring to?

US averages or global averages?

It makes a difference.

You rest your entire case on a one year fluke, 1998, and ignore the steadily increasing global and US temperature averages reported.

"you two are kinda soul-mates"

I can assure you I have never grabbed a woman's pussy in my life.

You support the pussy grabber, not me.


January 10, 2017 12:33 PM  
Anonymous vodka said...

you believe in argumentation by insult and ad hominem attacks

you act just like Trump

and, btw, I'm not a Trump supporter but I will defend truth

and the media is not committed to it

"Which temps are you referring to?

US averages or global averages?

It makes a difference."

actually, it doesn't

both show that GW has stabilized

January 10, 2017 12:46 PM  
Anonymous Nasty Woman said...

Kellyanne Conway: Ignore what Trump actually says and ‘look at what’s in his heart’
No matter how much Trump does wrong, he can still do no wrong.


"....Conway’s argument is that no matter what Trump might do or say that is actually wrong or objectionable, it doesn’t matter so long as people believe he meant well..."

Nope, sorry Kellyanne.

Bragging about being entitled to grab womens' pussies cannot be spun to "he meant well" no matter how hard you try, Kellyanne.

And TTFTroll, if your Pro-Putin Pussy Predator President Elect can tell people to go fuck themselves, we can all follow his lead and that includes me.

The fact is that is not me on that video tape saying those words. It is your ProPutinPussyPredatorPresidentElect telling Americans to go fuck themselves!

January 10, 2017 1:11 PM  
Anonymous borscht said...

oh, Trump's remarks were pretty obnoxious

still, pretty sure if we could pull out a tape of everything Nasty Woman ever said, we'd find something of similar obnoxiousness

you are a hypocrite, right?

sounds like we're settled on one thing: the environment is stable

January 10, 2017 1:39 PM  
Anonymous Nasty Woman said...

The only thing we have settled on is you support the pussy grabber, but I don't, you spin like a top, but I don't, and you said "hey, I live in the U.S., and I don't remember this."

Your head is so deep into the pussy grabbers bubble you didn't even recall the record number of extreme weather events in the US last year or the historic extreme weather event, the killer flood, right here in MD in August, 2016, six short months ago.

NOAA will be releasing its global data on January 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST.

Figures you would not find it important to wait for additional data to tell us what's happening to Earth before deciding what the data will be.

JMA reports:

"The annual anomaly of the global average surface temperature in 2016 (i.e. the average of the near-surface air temperature over land and the SST) is estimated at +0.46°C above the 1981-2010 average (+0.82°C above the 20th century average), and was the warmest since 1891. On a longer time scale, global average surface temperatures have risen at a rate of about 0.72°C per century.

* Note that this figure (hence its rank in the record, either) is still subject to change, because at the moment of this announcement it is only a preliminary result that was calculated based on temperature observations for the period of January to November in 2016.

Five Warmest Years (Anomalies)

1st. 2016(+0.46°C), 2nd. 2015(+0.42°C), 3rd. 2014(+0.27°C), 4th. 1998(+0.22°C), 5th. 2013,2010(+0.20°C)


Stay tuned for their next report when the December 2016 data is analyzed in with the other 11 months.

You know what you can go do.

January 10, 2017 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinnipiac University Poll

January 10, 2017 - U.S. Voters Approve Of Obama, Disapprove Of Trump, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Trump Should Stop Tweeting, Voters Say 2-1

January 10, 2017 3:54 PM  
Anonymous days away from total GOP control said...

"The only thing we have settled on is you support the grabber, but I don't,"

well, I disagree with trump on a number of issues and think he's a poor face for our country

you know that and so your statement is a lie

but you actually support his manner of social discourse by imitating it

you act just like him

"you spin like a top, but I don't,"

global warming alarmists spin as part of the nature of alarmism

any time the facts don't work the way they want, they make up new theories

hey have to - they have to stay alarmed

that's how "global warming" became "climate change"

"and you said "hey, I live in the U.S., and I don't remember this.""

I said I don't remember "extreme rainstorm after extreme rainstorm"

some places had more rain than usual and some places had floods

that describes most years, always has

"Your head is so deep into the grabbers bubble you didn't even recall the record number of extreme weather events in the US last year or the historic extreme weather event, the killer flood, right here in MD in August, 2016, six short months ago."

let me do the math for you

you apparently can't

I actually grew up in Ellicott City and my family had a shop on Main St

I remember as a kid looking at the marks on the buildings showing how far up past floods had risen

if you knew anything about the place, as I do, you know that buildings on one side of the street are built over a stream

it's a miracle disaster didn't strike long ago

the idea that he flood was an effect of global warming is preposterous

"NOAA will be releasing its global data on January 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST"

it'll take them until then to adjust the numbers to protect their funding

"You know what you can go do."

you mean argue better than you?

yeah, I know

keep trying though

"January 10, 2017 - U.S. Voters Approve Of Obama, Disapprove Of Trump, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Trump Should Stop Tweeting, Voters Say 2-1"

amazing they elected him, as well as historic GOP dominance at every level of government

sounds like public disapproval is the key to success in America

January 10, 2017 9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-russia-cnn-kompromat_us_58757682e4b03c8a02d3dbd7?zb8h2bw66gxzp8pvi

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/10/report-intel-officials-informed-trump-claims-russia-has-compromising-info.html

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/10/fake-news-avalanche-caused-cnn-buzzfeed-targeting-trump/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/10/donald-trump-told-russia-has-compromising-informat/

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/10/politics/donald-trump-intelligence-report-russia/index.html

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/10/fbi-chief-given-dossier-by-john-mccain-alleging-secret-trump-russia-contacts

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kenbensinger/these-reports-allege-trump-has-deep-ties-to-russia?utm_term=.pdrm0n5ze#.sp0BrgaOy

https://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/5n8z88/megathread_intelligence_report_claims_russia_has/

January 11, 2017 6:06 AM  
Anonymous Nasty Woman said...

2016 was 2nd warmest year on record for U.S.
15 weather and climate disasters caused 138 deaths, $46B in damages


January 9, 2017 Last year will be remembered as warmer than average for much of the nation, and depending on where you live, 2016 was either parched, soggy — or both.

To understand how, here’s our U.S. “climate by the numbers” summary for 2016:

Full year, January through December
The average U.S. temperature in 2016 was 54.9 degrees F (2.9 degrees F above average), which ranked as the second warmest year in 122 years of record-keeping. This is the 20th consecutive year the annual average temperature exceeded the average. Every state in the contiguous U.S. and Alaska experienced above-average annual temperatures, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.

Precipitation for the year totaled 31.70 inches, ranking as the 24th wettest year. The national drought footprint expanded from about 18 percent in January to about 23 percent by the end of December. At just under 19 percent, the average area of drought in the U.S. for 2016 was the smallest since 2010....

...Billion-dollar disasters
Deadly, extreme weather caused major loss of life and damage in 2016.

Last year, the U.S. experienced <a href="https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions/events' >15 weather and climate disasters</a>, each with losses exceeding $1 billion for a total of $46 billion. Tragically, the disasters claimed a total of 138 lives:

● 1 drought (affected multiple areas);
● 1 wildfire (affected multiple areas);
● 4 inland floods;
● 8 severe storms; and
● 1 hurricane (Matthew).

This is the second highest number of disasters experienced in one year, with double the record number of inland flooding events for one year.

Since 1980, the U.S. has sustained more than 200 weather and climate disasters that exceeded $1.1 trillion in overall damages.

January 11, 2017 7:18 AM  
Anonymous Godwin's Law said...

Letter to Congress From F.B.I. Director on Clinton Email Case
OCT. 28, 2016


Comey notified Congress of email probe despite DOJ concerns
Oct. 28, 2016


Harry Reid accuses Comey of sitting on proof of Trump-Russia ties, possible Hatch Act violation
Oct. 30, 2016


A Veteran Spy Has Given the FBI Information Alleging a Russian Operation to Cultivate Donald Trump
Has the bureau investigated this material?
OCT. 31, 2016 6:52 PM


FBI clears Clinton after round-the-clock review of new emails, Comey says
Nov. 6, 2016


At Russia hearing, FBI Director James Comey mum about possible Trump probe
Jan. 10, 2017


Senate Intelligence Committee Member Suggests FBI Is Sitting on Information on Trump-Russia Ties
At a hearing, Sen. Ron Wyden pushed FBI Director James Comey to release it by Inauguration Day.
JAN. 10, 2017 2:54 PM


Donald Trump Compares Controversial Russia Reports To Nazi Germany
Jan. 11, 2017 08:30 am

January 11, 2017 4:32 PM  
Anonymous Nasty Woman said...

"btw, have you heard about the rain in California?

turns out the drought was just cyclical and not a GW phenom after all"


Bullshit.

In spite of the fact that The drought is over in Northern California after up to 20 inches of rain and 12 feet of snow

The fact is:

"...Although storms have hammered Northern California, with more expected, they have only brushed Southern California, where drought improvements have been much more modest. Severe (or worse) drought lingers in many areas of the southern half of the state, where the drought is in its fifth year.

January 12, 2017 2:31 PM  
Anonymous somesuch sammy said...

really? I have a friend who lives in Santa Monica who was recently telling how excited everyone is that things are turning green

of course, California will always issues because nutso, TTF-type environ-alarmists long ago blocked the construction of a reservoir system to keep up with population growth

think they were worried about snail darters, or some such crap

January 12, 2017 3:07 PM  
Anonymous Nasty Woman said...

What a lame reply.

Sad!

January 12, 2017 3:47 PM  
Anonymous big winner said...

yeah, I guess reality doesn't have the same pizazz as alarmism

what's really sad is that every level of government has flipped against radical leftists and Obamaism, who have invested such vigilance and invested so much of their hope in government

and so their response is to just get nasty

when losers like you call others "sad", it's actually...funny

January 13, 2017 7:49 AM  
Anonymous Nasty Woman said...

Santa Monica is one city in southern California and the fact your friend tells you it is greening is nice, but your friend's news does not change the fact severe drought in southern California continues.

"...much of southern California remains dry, though most not at the most severe level of drought. Only 2% of the state is in that category of "exceptional" drought: an area that stretches from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. Across southern California, reservoirs and underground water supplies remain below normal, the Drought Monitor said.

It will take additional rain and snow this winter, plus another wet winter next year, to pull southern California out of drought, Miskus said..."


Severe drought continues in southern California, even if you don't realize it.

Sad!

I'm so glad you find it funny when I use your PPPPPE's words.

YAY!

The *only* reason I use your PPPPPE's words is for your enjoyment!

Here's another free chuckle.

Go fuck yourself!

January 13, 2017 1:29 PM  
Anonymous the chuckles keep coming said...

ah, the area of drought keeps shrinking

as I said the last couple of years while you enviro-alarmists were exploiting a cyclical pattern in southern California to create some fake news, this all has nothing to do with global warming

it's a triumph of enviro-alarmism over urban planning

the reservoir system wasn't built to accommodate the population growth in the 60s and 70s

I lived in Orange County in the late 70s and we had a similar drought

btw, Jerry Brown was governor then

what's really sad is that every level of government has flipped against radical leftists and Obamaists, who have invested so much of their hope and identity in government

and so their response is to just get nasty

when losers like you call others "sad", it's actually...funny

January 13, 2017 11:20 PM  

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