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  • BitChip The Bitcoin Killer - The Merchant's Solution To The Bitcoin Problem [View article]
    Wonderful post, and it highlights what every Money and Banking Economic Book will tell you. What I find so fascinating is that those concepts are very very very well known, the history of the mid-to-Late 1800's and pre-Fed 1900's is very well known, so well in fact Hayek wrote his Austrian Business Cycle Theory based upon it. The Supporters of the ABCT who know this history also are the main supporters of the Bitcoin. It seems people are more interested in being part of a movement than paying attention to reality.
    May 16, 2015. 10:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors' Guide To El Nino, Climate Change And Summer Weather Forecast [View article]
    I've said this a million times...and it looks like the experts agree. BTW, if anyone can create a highly complex forecast model that is accurate they won't be working at some university, they will be working on Wall Street.

    'The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that global mean temperature [changes] cannot be forecast because climate is too complex. They nevertheless rely on complex computer modelling to represent their assumptions about how the climate works. The outputs of such models are called “scenarios.” In effect, the IPCC tells stories, illustrated with computer graphics, about what would happen if their assumptions were correct.'

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    Apr 26, 2015. 08:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Climate "Science" Bombshell May Be Getting Ready To Burst [View instapost]
    This week’s Conversation that Matters features Freeman Dyson a professor emeritus of the Institute for Advanced Study who says models do a good job of helping us understand climate but they do a very poor job of predicting it.

    http://bit.ly/1FBzK64
    Apr 12, 2015. 09:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors' Guide To El Nino, Climate Change And Summer Weather Forecast [View article]

    Prominent physicist Freeman Dyson: ‘It would be crazy to try to reduce CO2′ – ‘Earth is growing greener as a result of carbon dioxide’

    Dyson: 'There certainly is an enormous religion in which there are lots of true believers who think that climate change is evil and that we're going to run into big catastrophes if we don't do something drastic. That's a sort of belief system which exists...I don't understand it and I don't pretend to understand their motives.'

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    Apr 12, 2015. 09:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The 'Green Economy' Trigger The Next Global Financial Crisis? [View article]
    Ouch, this just hurts. GM/Washington basically gave the Hummer to China. Now we are left with a "green" economy that is bankrupting the Nation, and China is producing many profitable products for export to the US market. We should have sold China Solindra and kept the Hummer.

    Financial terms were not disclosed, although a person briefed on the deal said the sale price was around $150 million. The person did not want to be identified because the terms were being kept private. GM's bankruptcy filing last summer said that the brand with military roots could bring in $500 million or more.
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    Apr 11, 2015. 08:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The 'Green Economy' Trigger The Next Global Financial Crisis? [View article]
    Another much hyped tax payer funded green "solution" bites the dust...at least for 2015. GM dropped the great selling Hummer and focused on the Volt. China now has a great future with the Hummer, and GM is stuck with the Volt. Bravo Washington, keep helping out the competition.

    Say goodbye to the Chevy Volt. For now. The much ballyhooed (by Chevy) hybrid has been in production since December of 2011, and despite popularity among owners, never really caught on with consumers. GM (GM) announced today it will halt production of the 2015 model and work to clear out inventory.
    http://yhoo.it/1Gzc0iZ
    Apr 11, 2015. 07:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 90% Of Green Energy Stocks Will Go Bankrupt... So Buy The Sector? [View article]
    Germany’s Leading Daily Calls For An End To Green Energy Subsidies! Calls Green Promises “A Fairy Tale”

    By P Gosselin on 3. April 2015

    Germany’s leading daily in terms of circulation Bild recently featured an op-ed piece that harshly criticizes Germany’s Energiewende (transisition to renewable energies).

    Clearly the Energiewende is not even coming close to living up to what is was originally billed to deliver. Despite adding more than 70 gigawatts of wind and solar capacity that will cost consumers some $200 billion, German CO2 emissions have not decreased to speak of. Coal-fired power has actually risen.

    In summary German electricity prices have skyrocketed and poor consumers are being hit hard. Energy-intensive industries are off-shoring operations – and jobs!
    - See more at: http://bit.ly/1y7MRcz
    Apr 5, 2015. 07:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors' Guide To El Nino, Climate Change And Summer Weather Forecast [View article]
    Nice reference for tracking this "science."
    129 Climate Scandals
    http://bit.ly/1FdUGdK
    Apr 5, 2015. 07:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors' Guide To El Nino, Climate Change And Summer Weather Forecast [View article]
    no matter what the outcome, the solution is identical, tax carbon producers. That is how you know this isn't a real "science" and is mostly a political movement to redistribute wealth. BTW, Amazon Prime has a real good free documentary titled "Cool It" which takes a common sense economic look at global warming.

    No "Science" in the history of man has such a poor track record as these "climate scientists" and yet they are getting the bulk of the focus from the IPCC and Federal Government. When facts and data don't matter, you know it isn't a real "science."

    45 Years Since Top Scientists Warned That Fossil Fuels Would Cause A New Ice Age
    http://bit.ly/1FtOYqU
    Apr 4, 2015. 11:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors' Guide To El Nino, Climate Change And Summer Weather Forecast [View article]
    I've pointed out countless times that the "control" for the AGW theory would be the extreme S Pole because all the H2O has been removed from the air, leaving only very dry air with CO2 and the other non-H2O GHGs, and the temperatures are closer to the 15micrometers IR that CO2 absorbs. When the influence of H2O is removed, and the temperature change is only due to CO2 as a GHG, the temperatures in Antarctica have actually been FALLING with the increase in CO2. Here is an article that discusses that fact. You can also look up the temperature graph of the S Pole station.

    "Where temperatures are taken, it shows that the mean Antarctic temperature has actually fallen throughout the last 60 years, and in some Antarctic valleys, more damage is being caused by temperature decreases of up to 2°C. Antarctica is also exiting its summer season as the Northern Hemisphere gears up for spring. Because the Great Lakes are still mostly frozen one week into spring, the United States look more like Antarctica from space."

    http://exm.nr/1DF4m4N

    S Pole Temperature Graph:
    http://bit.ly/16WTsue

    http://bit.ly/1DF4m4P
    Apr 3, 2015. 10:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Major Macro Investment Theme; Weakening Support For Climate Change Legislation [View article]
    With a century of cold weather ahead, the public won’t buy that cold weather is caused by global warming

    The news was all gloom for global warming doomsayers this week — a double whammy of (for them) incomprehensible findings that proves (to them) that the world is either mad or in denial.

    The first whammy came via Gallup, in a comprehensive study of American attitudes to the environment in general and global warming in particular. Despite the obvious-as-the-nose-on... (to them) environmental calamities that are at this very moment overwhelming the planet, only 9% of the public rate the overall quality of the environment as poor. Inexplicably, 50% rate the environment as excellent or good — the highest degree of satisfaction with the state of the environment that Gallup has recorded since it began asking this question in 2001.

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    Mar 29, 2015. 10:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Major Macro Investment Theme; Weakening Support For Climate Change Legislation [View article]
    To the Bitter End

    Accusing scientists of venal motives when they raise questions about climate has come to be what passes for scientific debate. Unlike the GWPF critique, this is not science at all. Al Gore recently renewed calls for climate deniers (as they are pejoratively called by the dogmatists) to be punished. This follows brazen political-style attacks on scientists because of their views on climate. In particular there has been an aggressive assault questioning our ethics, morality, competence, and even sanity. It has been amazingly coordinated, coming simultaneously from a number of fronts: activists, Congress, Hollywood, and even some psychologists.

    This entire assault could not be more anti-scientific. The protagonists are political interlopers in science who do not understand or respect the nature of scientific truths and how they are discovered, let alone how they are justified. One of the greatest lessons from the history of science is that humans don’t only get things wrong, but they stubbornly hang on to the stupidest of ideas to the bitter end. I do not absolve myself from this; it is my legacy as much as yours.

    The Followers of Eris

    What the dogmatists understand well is eristic argument, after Eris the Greek goddess of discord and chaos. Eristic tactics come to us from the ancient Greek sophists. Eristic methods manifest themselves today in the works of Saul Alinsky. As the goddess’s qualities suggest, they are inherently divisive. The objective is victory, not truth.

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    Mar 29, 2015. 10:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors' Guide To El Nino, Climate Change And Summer Weather Forecast [View article]
    BTW, this is why Global Warming, or lack thereof, is important to investors.

    William Herschel, who two centuries ago noticed an inverse correlation between wheat prices on Earth and the number of sunspots generated by the Sun’s cycles. (Hint: the more energy from the Sun that Earth gets, the more warmth Earth receives, the more abundant the wheat crops, the lower the price of wheat; the less energy from the Sun, the less warmth, the more wheat crop failures, the higher the wheat price.)

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    Mar 29, 2015. 10:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors' Guide To El Nino, Climate Change And Summer Weather Forecast [View article]
    BTW, I've pointed this out thousands of times in my articles and comments. Finally someone is putting it in print so that is can be referenced. This BTW is why CO2 FOLLOWS temperature in the ice core data. Warmists can deny the basic physics/chemisty all they what, but they will never be able to repeal Henry's Law to make their theory a reality.

    Greenhouse gases — CO2 and water vapour — play a role in this drama but the gases come not from SUVs and other man-made activities but from the oceans, which contain 50 times as much CO2 as the atmosphere. As the oceans warm or cool because of the Sun, they release or absorb these gases, whose greenhouse effect is secondary and relatively minor.
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    Mar 29, 2015. 10:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors' Guide To El Nino, Climate Change And Summer Weather Forecast [View article]
    This is Russia's Jim Hansen. Clearly the Russians are light years ahead of America in understanding this issue. Our NASA is promoting Junk Science based on statistically rejected climate models, while Russia has models that are dead on that forecast the exact opposite of NASA. The Russians have data and models that accurately represent reality, NASA doesn't. Just who wins that argument in the long run? Clearly not the US, NASA and the warmists.

    With a century of cold weather ahead, the public won’t buy that cold weather is caused by global warming

    Enter Habibullo Abdussamatov of the Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the scientist who heads Russia’s space research laboratory and its global warming research using data collected by the International Space Station. Unlike other scientists in the global warming field who have had to continually backtrack, sidestep and spin erroneous findings when their models proved embarrassingly wrong, Abdussamatov’s studies over the last decade have stayed on course, in keeping with the actual temperature readings that ultimately provide a true measure of climate change.

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    Mar 29, 2015. 09:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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