Category: scam

My New Math Career

Yes, I did it. Even though I am officially retired, I have started college almost all over, again. Well, not exactly all over. I do have a couple of college degrees, and I wanted to take a couple of math courses at a local university.

Part of the entrance requirements is that I had to enter a degree program, no matter how many degrees I already have. So, I signed up to be a mathematics major just to take a course in Linear Algebra.You see, I have a latent interest in things statistical, although I have not harbored any ambition to be a statistician. However, after starting this particular gambit I just may become one.

Most people think math is infinitely boring, and I thought so when as an undergraduate I did the minimum work to get passing grades. Now, I know better. Mathematics is important because we live in a world of numbers. If you really want to be smart, you need to understand numbers.

We see mathematics being applied all around us everyday. When you read a news article about a new study, the authors of that study depended on some math magic to get their numbers to work out so they can continue to get government grants. Government grants are academic welfare. Somebody has to fund all those stories claiming to show that watching Fox News can turn you into a Republican.

I have started looking into some of these studies, and you don’t have to be a mathematician to see that some basic assumptions are BS. Indeed, many times the arithmetic is done correctly, but the assumptions are all wrong. There was one psychological study, recently, that proposed that people who didn’t totally buy into catastrophic climate change also believed that the NASA moon shot never happened, and was filmed in movie studios on earth. This particularly idiotic study was dubbed the “Moon Hoax Study”.

Maybe with my new math skills, I can do some studies and make some of that government money, too. All I have to do is make up some stuff, and then throw in some impressive statistical math for looks. Maybe I will be published by Rolling Stone magazine.

Doom! Gloom! Boom!

We get lots of propaganda from union leaders and politicians that capitalism has failed. We hear from the main stream media that climate change is the biggest threat to humanity since Godzilla. The medical community almost daily comes up with a new way you can die if you eat the wrong stuff.

Doom! Gloom! Boom! In the last century with the election of Bill Clinton, the big scare was AIDS. According to the simpletons in the Clinton Administration, AIDS was the biggest threat to the human race since Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt in the aftermath of Sodom and Gomorrah. Spicy language not necessary.

It is true that large populations in Africa are at risk of contracting the AIDS virus, but that is a direct result of a cultural standard of infidelity in marriage. Thanks to President George W Bush, many in Africa are being educated as to what kills people, and are now receiving treatment for that social disease.

How do all these alarmist claims originate? Most alarming, gloom and doom claims are the product of the same set of people that brought forward the last round of alarming predictions. Most famous is Paul Ehrlich, author of the 1968 book, Population Bomb, where he forecast billions of people in famine by 1980 because of the increase on world population, and the shrinking of the earth’s resources.

None of his predictions even came close to being true, and he has tried the same crap again, and again. His notable fans include Dr John Holdren, co-author with Ehrlich, and personal science adviser to Barack Obama. You will note that crazy people hang together.

It is no wonder that the American people are viewing so-called climate change with a jaundiced eye. The reason is that none of the well publicized increases in long term global average temperatures, extreme weather, or other signature global warming events have ever come to pass. There is not only no evidence of extreme weather events due to global warming, but the evidence NOAA has refutes that claim, altogether.

You can’t fool all the people all the time. However, Paul R Erhlich and others of his ilk also believe that if you tell a lie often enough, people will believe it.

Not only are these predictions of doom, gloom, and boom false, they are the product of a political scam. Who will benefit, you might ask. The politicians, socialists, and people who want to ruin your life are the first ones in line to nationalize you retirements savings, your bank accounts, and your thoughts.

All this stuff is a scientific and political scam.

Obama Care For Everybody

OK. I am going to tell you a couple of things you might not know. With the Affordable Care Act, there are lots of things we don’t know, and will not know until it is too late.

The Supreme Court made a big issue of the penalty tax in Obamacare for people who choose to NOT buy insurance. Out of 21,000,000 uninsured, there are bound to be people who will make that choice since paying the penalty tax is cheaper than the insurance. It’s a no brainer.

But, let’s take the case that there special classes of people who don’t want or need the health coverage. Just because they choose to not buy insurance doesn’t mean that they will have the penalty.

Keith Hennessey has written an article addressing this very thing. Please read his article for a better understanding.

Certain special people have waivers written in the law, and approved by Barack Obama.

  1. Illegal Aliens will not have to pay a penalty tax for not buying insurance.(do they get it for free?)
  2. Prisoners will not have to pay the penalty. (do they get it for free?)
  3. You are poor. (see reference for just who is considered poor)
  4. You are a member of an Indian tribe.
  5. You are not insured, and will not be for less than three months.
  6. Your religion does not buy into modern medicine or health insurance.
  7. You are in a labor Union that has a waiver from the HHS.

Now, all these waivers take in a lot of people. After the dust settles, there will be several million people still not insured.

One of my questions is, who gets their healthcare for free?

Any ideas?

By The Shining Big Sea Waters

My wife tells me that nobody reads my rants about the environmental scams, but I gotta try something.

I stole a line from the poem, “Song of Hiawatha” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, to use as the title for this blog hoping people would think that some neat prose would follow.  Confession ends, here.

There are millions of people living by shining big sea waters in the United States. Maybe most don’t actually live next to the water, but within reasonable flooding distance. These people have the fun of wading through hurricanes, tropical storms, and just plain high water when the opportunity presents. When the surf is up, that can spell trouble.

This brings me to talk about today’s big scam, rising sea levels. I am writing this blog in response to a much ballyhooed NAS report released recently on the threat of rising sea levels. It is a remarkable report, and it looks like a couple of dozen respectable scientists were involved. That in itself does not make it correct, or even ethical.

Let’s understand the historical aspect of sea levels. Sea levels around the world have been rising for the last 160 years or so. Following the Medieval Warm Period when the Vikings settled and farmed Greenland, there was a period of time called the Little Ice Age about two hundred years ago when the Delaware River froze, the Thames River in London froze and the Brits held frost fairs on the frozen river. Glaciers that had almost totally melted during the Medieval Warm Period were reconstituted. Crops failed, and millions of people starved to death around the world.

Napoleon tried to conquer Russia in the middle of the Little Ice Age, and hundreds of thousands of his troops starved to death in that God forsaken time. The Russians were starving by the thousands, too. George Washington’s troops marched through three foot snows on occasion in New York and New Jersey. The Germans and English gave up on most of their vineyards, and started drinking beer, instead.

For some reason, most likely solar activity,  the Little Ice Age ended in the mid to late 1800’s. The new warming had nothing to do with carbon dioxide or man’s interference with Mother Nature. The sea levels have been on a slow, and steady rise ever since. That happens when ice melts.

So the average global temperature is up right now, and that is one reason why ice is melting and sea levels rising. However, sea ice extent in Antarctica  (South Pole stuff) is increasing! So, don’t look for much sea level rise as the Greenland and Antarctic ice are not melting as advertised by the money hungry scientists.

Sea level rise is minimal right now, and is only at about 1.7 mm per year. So, how can they make all their catastrophic predictions? Simple. They take the worst data of the last thirty years and extrapolate it forward to the present.

Don’t worry. Hiawatha will not get his moccasins wet, nor will old Nokomis’ teepee float away in the shining big sea waters because of rising levels. Most of all, New York City is not in danger of being flooded out, and you will not make a ton of money by opening Totes galoshes stores in Miami, Florida.

Old Nokomis is safe, and so are  you.