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  • Global Warming "Science"; What Investors Need To Know, Don't Just Trust The "Experts" [View instapost]
    The global warming hysteria is disastrous enough in its intended goal, which is to ban the use of our cheapest and most abundant fuels and force us to limp along on "alternative energy" sources that are insufficient to support an industrial civilization. But along the way, the global warming campaign is already wrecking our science and politics by seeking to establish a dogma that cannot legally be questioned.

    Read more: http://bit.ly/1hxCSOo
    Apr 7 01:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Climate "Science" Bombshell May Be Getting Ready To Burst [View instapost]
    I sense a backlash brewing against the totalitarian left:

    The ongoing trial involving journalist Mark Steyn – accused of defaming climate change theorist Michael Mann – reflects an increasingly dangerous tendency among our intellectual classes to embrace homogeneity of viewpoint. Steyn, whose column has appeared for years on these pages, may be alternatingly entertaining or over-the-top obnoxious, but the slander lawsuit against him marks a milestone in what has become a dangerously authoritarian worldview being adopted in academia, the media and large sections of the government bureaucracy.

    Let’s call it “the debate is over” syndrome, referring to a term used most often in relationship with climate change but also by President Barack Obama last week in reference to what remains his contentious, and theoretically reformable, health care plan. Ironically, this shift to certainty now comes increasingly from what passes for the Left in America.

    These are the same people who historically have identified themselves with open-mindedness and the defense of free speech, while conservatives, with some justification, were associated more often with such traits as criminalizing unpopular views – as seen in the 1950s McCarthy era
    http://bit.ly/1mUs30P
    Apr 7 01:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Balance Sheets Mean Little To Green Economy Stocks: Why I Hate Book Value Analysis [View article]
    The ongoing trial involving journalist Mark Steyn – accused of defaming climate change theorist Michael Mann – reflects an increasingly dangerous tendency among our intellectual classes to embrace homogeneity of viewpoint. Steyn, whose column has appeared for years on these pages, may be alternatingly entertaining or over-the-top obnoxious, but the slander lawsuit against him marks a milestone in what has become a dangerously authoritarian worldview being adopted in academia, the media and large sections of the government bureaucracy.

    Let’s call it “the debate is over” syndrome, referring to a term used most often in relationship with climate change but also by President Barack Obama last week in reference to what remains his contentious, and theoretically reformable, health care plan. Ironically, this shift to certainty now comes increasingly from what passes for the Left in America.

    These are the same people who historically have identified themselves with open-mindedness and the defense of free speech, while conservatives, with some justification, were associated more often with such traits as criminalizing unpopular views – as seen in the 1950s McCarthy era
    http://bit.ly/1mUs30P
    Apr 7 01:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The EU, China Offer Case Study Warnings For Green Economy Stocks [View article]
    Please refute anything written. I welcome it.
    Apr 7 12:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Judge Berkshire Hathaway By Its Book Value Cover [View article]
    Looks like the NYTs has picked up on this theme.
    Has Warren Buffett lost his edge?
    http://yhoo.it/1kjrEot

    The Oracle of Omaha, Lately Looking a Bit Ordinary
    http://nyti.ms/1kjrEow
    Apr 7 12:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Balance Sheets Mean Little To Green Economy Stocks: Why I Hate Book Value Analysis [View article]
    "Europe is unhappy with Australia’s decision to drop climate change from the G20 agenda and is lobbying the Abbott government to reconsider. Tony Abbott doesn’t want the G20 agenda “cluttered” by topics that would take the focus from his top priority of economic growth."

    If this trend continues, the "Green Agenda" is in real trouble. Killing jobs typically isn't a winning campaign issue.
    http://bit.ly/1e2iB9d
    Apr 6 10:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Balance Sheets Mean Little To Green Economy Stocks: Why I Hate Book Value Analysis [View article]
    Temps used to be much much much warmer:
    816 127810 -421.7 2.58
    1817 127860 -422.1 2.49
    1818 127910 -424.0 2.16
    1819 127961 -424.5 2.06
    1820 128012 -423.2 2.26
    1821 128062 -421.7 2.49
    1822 128112 -420.2 2.72
    1823 128161 -420.2 2.70
    1824 128210 -420.2 2.68
    1825 128259 -421.2 2.50
    1826 128309 -419.4 2.78
    1827 128357 -416.6 3.23
    1828 128405 -416.9 3.16
    1829 128453 -417.2 3.08
    1830 128501 -417.2 3.06

    3107 321783 -423.2 2.18
    3108 322000 -420.2 2.65
    3109 322214 -418.8 2.85
    3110 322426 -418.7 2.82
    3111 322638 -416.2 3.19
    3112 322847 -415.9 3.18
    3113 323057 -416.2 3.08
    3114 323269 -415.8 3.08
    3115 323482 -414.9 3.14
    3116 323695 -415.2 2.99
    3117 323911 -415.5 2.84
    3118 324129 -414.8 2.86

    3285 408992 -432.3 1.12
    3286 409496 -431.4 1.28
    3287 409995 -429.3 1.64
    3288 410483 -426.4 2.13
    3289 410979 -431.6 1.27
    3290 411492 -431.2 1.34
    3291 412009 -431.9 1.23
    3292 412533 -432.4 1.15
    3293 413062 -432.8 1.08
    Apr 6 04:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Balance Sheets Mean Little To Green Economy Stocks: Why I Hate Book Value Analysis [View article]
    BTW, we can cut through all the nonsense and simply go to the source. "Scientists" like Michael Mann claim that the little ice age was Medieval warming periods were N Hemi events, and therefore his nonsensical Hockeystick is a accurate measure of global temps. That garbage data is what is used in the highly inaccurate IPCC climate models. Funny they can't figure out what is wrong with their models, GIGO. One only needs to go check the Vostok Ice Core Date to see the truth. There were periods in the past with much warmer periods than today, much. Michael Mann must not have looked at Al Gore's chart. BTW, just look at the charts/data, there are plenty of times when you get brief bouts of inexplicable warming lasting more than 100 years. We should be thankful we have warm temperatures considering our history.
    http://1.usa.gov/1jk4LOi
    Little Ice Age:
    12 234 -449.1 -1.84
    13 258 -444.6 -1.09
    14 281 -442.5 -0.75
    15 304 -439.3 -0.22
    16 327 -440.9 -0.48
    17 351 -442.5 -0.75
    Late Medieval Warming:
    18 375 -436.6 0.23
    19 397 -430.0 1.33
    20 420 -435.9 0.35
    21 444 -436.9 0.18
    Roman Warming:
    65 1931 -437.1 0.15
    73 2253 -437.3 0.12
    74 2291 -431.0 1.16

    Early Man Warming:
    140 5259 -436.3 0.28
    141 5305 -437.4 0.10
    142 5351 -437.5 0.08
    143 5397 -435.0 0.50
    144 5442 -435.0 0.50
    145 5488 -436.8 0.20
    146 5534 -437.9 0.02
    147 5581 -437.5 0.08
    148 5627 -437.8 0.03
    Apr 6 03:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Someone's Betting Big On Coming Volatility; How And Why They Might Be Doing That [View article]
    "You could see the level of complacency on Friday"

    I would imagine that is a perfect opportunity for a vol spike. Catch the market while it is sleeping.
    Apr 6 03:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The EU, China Offer Case Study Warnings For Green Economy Stocks [View article]
    "Duh. Depreciation schedule for exploration investment? "

    That's it, that is the best you can do? All firms get to depreciate assets. Once again, name me a unique one. Show me where the consumer gets a rebate for buying gas, so me where a gas station gets a subsidy to build, so me where a refinery gets a gov't loan and grant.
    Apr 5 06:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Balance Sheets Mean Little To Green Economy Stocks: Why I Hate Book Value Analysis [View article]
    "You also misunderstood the term "high lattitudes". This doesn't mean "north", it means latitudes that have - wait for it - high numbers associated with them. Meaning the polar regions."

    Thanks for clarifying that, now please explain why 400ppm in the N Pole would trap less heat than 400ppm in the S Pole.

    Funny how the hottest temps occurred with much lower CO2, but we'll ignore that inconvenient fact. Climate "scientists" must never check to see what evidence is already out there before they make their nonsensical claims.
    http://bit.ly/PxIGBJ

    Note the exaggerated rate of increase:
    http://bit.ly/PxIJxi

    N and S Pole have almost identical pattens. Climate "scientists" are wrong again.
    http://bit.ly/PxIGRX

    N and S Pole tend to be stable, except for the step up caused by El Nino in the N Pole. Both temp charts are relatively flat.
    http://bit.ly/PxIGRZ
    Apr 5 04:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Balance Sheets Mean Little To Green Economy Stocks: Why I Hate Book Value Analysis [View article]
    "Again, a startlingly accurate prediction from even the very early days of climate science that you (in the custom of your science bashing denial cult) are trying to spin into some kind of failure. This game gets tiring. "

    Basically 100% of IPCC models failed to predict the current 17+ years of cooling. Even blind squirrel occasionally find acorns and broken clocks are right 2 times a day.
    Apr 5 04:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Balance Sheets Mean Little To Green Economy Stocks: Why I Hate Book Value Analysis [View article]
    "If a report projected 2-3.5C increase if CO2 doubles, then the rate of warming that same projection would expect for an increase of 33% would be in the range of .67C to 1.1C. We've seen a temperature rise right at the lower end of that range."

    1) That assumes a linear relationship, which it isn't.
    2) The temperature measurements are biased upward, and differ widely for ocean, N hemi and S hemi.
    3) Temp has a natural uptrend that has noting to do with CO2, that is why we emerged from the ice age.
    Apr 5 04:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - Driven By Noise, But High-Quality Noise [View article]
    People had better understand how dependent Tesla is upon subsidies. One election can severely harm the company.

    Tesla’s biggest windfall has been the cash payments it extracts from rival car makers (and their customers), via its sale of zero-emission credits. A number of states including California require that traditional car makers reach certain production quotas of zero-emission vehicles—or to purchase credits if they cannot. Tesla is a main supplier. - See more at: http://bit.ly/QPkz2d
    Apr 5 03:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - Driven By Noise, But High-Quality Noise [View article]
    "The fact that TSLA stock can’t be justified on the basis of value is not a deterrent from owning the shares."

    That is straight out of the Dotcom text book of "new metrics." I'm pretty sure if you go read about Pets.com that exact same argument was made. TSLA has 1/2 the market cap of GM, and only 1 car. Really? Sure, it is a trendy cool car and fits well with current fight climate change agenda, but those trends can change rapidly.


    Tesla just a tax-funded government project
    Any U.S. buyer of a Tesla car qualifies for a $7,500 federal tax credit, while states like Colorado throw in up to $6,000 more in state income-tax credits. Taxpayers pay first so Tesla can build the cars and again to help the wealthy buy them. - See more at: http://bit.ly/QPkz2d
    http://bit.ly/QPkz2f
    http://bit.ly/QPkBar
    Apr 5 11:47 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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