Is There Climate Warming Fraud?

For support of the UN’s IPCC claim that manmade CO2 is warming the world the UN needs to be able to measure temperature change and show warming. But, what if someone were faking the data? We have a new study of the temperature data records used to show warming and what happens if you compare the current data to 2010 data. What does it show?

Winter Tales

Winter Tales


In February 2015 the US Congress was starting to consider an investigation of NOAA and NASA and their handling of temperature data. We have lots of people looking at recent data and some even recording their own. So, we should be able to see any faking of recent data. But, there doesn’t seem to be any recent faking of data. The fakery is elsewhere. Continue reading

Will Love Stop ISIS?

Canary Beck wrote an article titled Hatred does not cease by hatred – hatred ceases by love. It is about the reaction of France to the attacks by ISIS. I am going to look at the ideas expressed in the article. I disagree with most of the thinking Canary expresses in this article. You can see if you think she or I see things as they are.

I find Canary’s article horribly incomplete. The presuppositions, biases, fallacies, and reality are unlikely to be pointed out by the politically correct. But, I am not PC… so… I’ll give you the other side.

Canary is concerned when world leaders express thoughts like France’s President Hollande did, We are going to lead a war which will be pitiless. One should be worried whenever there is talk of a war, pitiless or otherwise.

But, nowhere does she express a concern about ISIS and their stated goals. But she may not even know what ISIS’ goals are. After all Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, in speaking about the thinking driving ISIS has stated, “We do not even understand the idea.”  Continue reading

Why are Warmers having so much trouble with Skeptics?

Anthropomorphic Global Warming has been an ongoing debate since the mid 1970’s and for this generation since the 1990’s. Low information voters tend to be warmers and high information voters tend to be skeptics. Presumably that is because high information people do more research and dig below the surface. Low information people tend to accept the easy to find and hear information. At least that is my personal experience. What do you actually know about the global warming debate?



A good summary is here: New studies flip climate-change notions upside down. They don’t provide the supporting links. But anyone Googling the points mentioned is likely to generate a growing collection of questions.

Left out of the article is the information from studies of temperatures on Mars and Venus. They have been paralleling temperature changes on Earth. That makes it much more likely the sun is the source of heating and cooling than it is CO2, unless you think our COis making it to to other planets…

But, facts seldom change minds… and common sense long ago left the arena.

Think you have proof of global warming? This winter in the northern hemisphere this 2015-16 year is likely the beginning of a trend that may crush your beliefs. (Early Snow, Record Antarctic Ice, Arctic Ice, Sea Levels, Ice Cap site)

Second Life: Business & Drama

Second Life™ is so much like real life. All the same problems, challenges, and drama present in RL are seen in SL too. Now we have the Maitreya Monopoly… First the drama story then the tech that makes this all so silly.

One Reason

One Reason

It seems blogger Sophee Mojo is unhappy with Maitreya or more accurately Onyx LeShelle the creator of Maitreya. The unhappiness has its root in the limited selection of clothes currently available for the Maitreya Mesh body or more accurately the limited set of designers. Sophee points to the developer’s kit for Maitreya that lacks ‘weighting’ information as a deliberate move on Maitreya’s part to control the clothes market. So, the unhappiness is expressed as complaints and accusations. Continue reading

Free Speech Threats

I see little blogging in the Second Life community about the threats to free speech. As a blogger in a couple of arenas, the changes being pushed by progressive and socialist liberals are direct threats to me and I think all of us. While a significant number may doubt or wonder how real or pertinent such threats can be to our SL community, I see it as very real and offer this information. Think.

Je Suis Charlie

Je Suis Charlie

This year, 2015, has seen a shift in the tactics of those opposing free spech. There is no one human or organization organizing the overall change. But, various people and organizations have vested interest in limiting the free exchange of ideas and information and they are learning what works to stop free speech. They are building on what works and finding new tactics. Those people that value free speech seem to be asleep at the switch, little or no response on any grass root level.

Mick Hume in July was writing about five new threats for Spiked, Battle of Ideas: Five New Threats To Free Speech Today. He points to things most people have heard nothing about.

The limiting of speech is in the main stream media’s best interest, they of course will be licensed to continue while the rest of us are prohibited – competition eliminated.

Consider the things that are happening; a priest in Ireland is facing jail for saying the Muslim religion is satanic. A sports fan there is in jail for singing a song.

As Mich points out the Je Suis Charlie signs had barely been put up before people were talking about how to LIMIT Free Speech to avoid offending anyone… That is the point of free speech, it usually does offend someone. Republicans offend Democrats and vice-versa.

So, we find self-censoring muted conformism is becoming the order of the day. In The Rape of the Mind, the author Meerloo points out how intimidation is used to stop speech and allow thinking to be shaped by removing contrary ideas.

Freedom is based on the idea of an exchange of ideas, which requires free expression of thoughts. Psychologists know how this works and they are being hired by politicians and governments to shape how citizens think by intimidating those that express contrary thoughts.

Mich points to the new threat from those who claim to support that freedom, yet seek to restrict it in practice. As he points out, the attacks on speech are not directly against free speech. But, against; hate, incitement, invasion of privacy, distortion of truth… all seemingly noble and worthwhile. But, the methods to achieve those goals is always limiting speech, removing free speech. You can’t say that…

Mich portrays the new Voltaire’s saying as: ‘I know I’ll despise and be offended by whatever you are going to say, and I will defend to the end of free speech my right to stop you saying it.’

Climate Change proponents have written to President Obama asking that he prosecute anyone denying climate change on RICO laws. (Reference: Letter) Imagine what would have happened at the height of American slavery if the then scientific opinion that black African races were subhuman had been allowed to stand as settled science. Or perhaps Aristotle’s ideas on women?

The new coercive lawsuit tactic of suing for what was said is especially effective in the United States where Tort Law reform is desperately needed. Frivolous lawsuits are very effective as their target, after  winning a case, must file suit to recover their damages from the frivolous suit and that is an additional expense with the odds in the current system against recovery.

In most of Europe the loser  in a lawsuit  pays all costs and that simple idea not present in American law reduces the number of frivolous coercive lawsuits. In the US the frivolous lawsuit is becoming a basic tactic to silence people. We will sue and fight until you are bankrupt, if you don’t shut up… The idea of hate and offensive speech is giving such lawsuits to silence people the cover of apparent legitimacy. Link for next page, below…

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When are Art & Images…

I am fascinated with Second Life images appearing on Flickr. Many are strictly artistic, others erotic, many pornographic, and most just pictures. I’ve noticed some of the fashion blogs have very talented people doing the art, but how to categorize those images is debatable. While commercial art is still an art form there are the elitists that look down on anything that cannot be classed as fine art. Some going so far is to eliminate photography from the field. My thinking is there is nothing that says people have to be sane or even rational, especially when it comes to taste.

Pink Blueberries

Pink Blueberries

Some like to use what I’ll call mood images in their promotional/commercial art that I think really increase the visual impact. I find it as artistic as any fine art and debatably more challenging to create as one must achieve multiple goals. I am impressed when I see people creating, basically, ads that I would class as art. Others are making promotional material that shows their products in purely functional ways with beauty is barely a consideration. That doesn’t mean that work isn’t artistic, at least for me, I just see other art as more.  Continue reading

Second Life & RL: Avatar Safety

Every so often I find people doing things in service to others which I think people should know about. Lindal Kidd teaches a 90 minute class on Avatar Safety. That class is becoming of interest in RL and in several places in Second Life™.  Learn more here: Avatar Safety Goes Off-Campus.



Classes are scheduled for:

Caledon Oxbridge University
Care and Hope Center
Virtual Ability, Yellow Hibiscus Cabana
Virtual Ability, Yellow Hibiscus Cabana
Every Saturday, 1200 SLT
Saturday, September 26, 1700 SLT
Friday, October 2, 1200 SLT
Saturday, October 3, 1700 SLT

Net Neutrality – Sucks More

You’ll get your fill of legal issues today… Net Neutrality is back in the news, not the mainstream news for the low information people. But, in the channels of the activists where more is heard.

Failure To Thrive [ The Gray Child ]

Failure To Thrive [ The Gray Child ]

It seems T-Mobile came up with a great competitive idea. They would provide their users music. The music data download would not count against their data plan. Basically listening to music on T-Mobile was to be free, as in no data cost. Neat, huh? I know that would be really good for me as my car radio died… getting fixed someday. I use iHeart on my phone until then. Continue reading