In which NPR tries to work up our concern over the 'researchers' who likely (perhaps) faked the 'polar bears are dying' data to gin up support for global warming, and who now are being investigated for a second time by the Feds.
Posted by: Steve White ||
10/15/2011 12:27 ||
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NPR tries to put the MMAGW "cause" ABOVE whether the data and info was faked "enhanced" in its' expression of calamity. My opinion? He should be fired and mocked by having the Polar Bears eat him
Posted by: Frank G ||
10/15/2011 16:16 Comments ||
NPR manages to conveniently leave out a few truths:
- polar bear populations are optimal to increasing
- scientific reports of the above fact were supressed
Hopefully THAT is the 'scientific integrity' question the IG is asking about, not about who doodled around in photoshop.
"He should be fired and mocked by having the Polar Bears eat him"
That's animal cruelty, Frank. What'd the poor polar bears ever do to you? How many barrels of Tums would it take to get rid of the indigestion he would cause?
Posted by: Barbara ||
10/15/2011 17:21 Comments ||
Are these the people who filmed the polar bears floating in the middle of the sea, but were really just a few yards offshore? Have a nature show which does a trick like that but the camera is remarkably still considering the waves breaking against the ice cube. I know there is neat tech and techniques to reduce or eliminate that floating feeling but, if a person were to convey dicapprio after the good part of titanic why artistically completely stabilize the frame?
Seems all along the researchers were by polar bears.
I'm not sure if it was first risk management or actuary course where I learned guaranteed issue and voluntary participation equals adverse selection and a death spiral. So much for the smartest man in the room.
The Obama administration Friday pulled the plug on a major program in the president's signature health overhaul law -- a long-term care insurance plan dogged from the beginning by doubts over its financial solvency.
Targeted by congressional Republicans for repeal, the program became the first casualty in the political and policy wars over the health care law. It had been expected to launch in 2013.
"This is a victory for the American taxpayer and future generations," said Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., spearheading opposition in the Senate. "The administration is finally admitting (the long-term care plan) is unsustainable and cannot be implemented." Much more inside lacrosse at the link.
The law required the administration to certify that CLASS would remain financially solvent for 75 years before it could be put into place.
How did THAT provision get in there?
But officials said they discovered they could not make CLASS both affordable and financially solvent while keeping it a voluntary program open to virtually all workers.
Monthly premiums would have ranged from $235 to $391, even as high as $3,000 under some scenarios, the administration said. At those prices, healthy people were unlikely to sign up.
Suggested changes aimed at discouraging enrollment by people in poor health could have opened the program to court challenges, officials said. "If healthy purchasers are not attracted ... then premiums will increase, which will make it even more unattractive to purchasers who could also obtain policies in the private market," Kathy Greenlee, the lead official on CLASS, said in a memo to Sebelius. That "would cause the program to quickly collapse."
Is there a lesson there for the whole Obamacare concept? Duh!
Known as CLASS, the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program was a long-standing priority of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass.
Ah, Ye Olde "Dead Guys Seek No Payback" dumping of a pet project. Wonder if the Exalted Cyclops had anything in there that they could also get rid of?
Pretty funny if you remember the "pass it for Ted's legacy" bullshit they were carping while trying to force it through. What a bunch of shameless hypocrites.
Monthly premiums would have ranged from $235 to $391, even as high as $3,000 under some scenarios, the administration said. At those prices, healthy people were unlikely to sign up. Suggested changes aimed at discouraging enrollment by people in poor health could have opened the program to court challenges, officials said.
Obamacare is one big problem. Best to scrap this turkey. If Obama considers the Wall Street protesters his base, I think they are laboring under the illusion that Obama's health care is free.
The Democrats have been obsessed with government provided health care. If this albatross continues, the country is screwed financially forever. Our kids, grandkids, and great grandkids will be saddled with this debt. There's never going to be enough money to pay for it. It is a destructive poison pill for our country.
At Friday's Solyndra ...a green technological winner picked by the B.O. regime that cost the taxpayers a half billion dollars, with the added benefit of the campaign contributors who put money into the project getting paid before the taxpayers when the wreckage went up for sale... hearing, an B.O. regime Treasury Department official admitted that he's never heard of taxpayer money being subordinate to outside commercial firms.
That means the B.O. regime is admitting it's awfully suspicious that investors like George Kaiser's firms and others got their cash back when Solyndra failed, but the taxpayers ended up on the hook for the $535 million the Department of Energy promised it via a loan guarantee.
"So in your experience of 28 years, plus being the chief financial officer [five years], can -- have you ever heard of taxpayer money being subordinate to outside commercial firms?," House energy and commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations chairman Rep. Cliff Stearns asked Obama's Treasury Department Federal Financing Bank chief financial officer Gary Burner at the hearing.
"No sir, I have not," Burner replied.
Stearns asked the question a couple more times, making sure he got the same answer -- and he did.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.