“Science” Is Never Settled – Half Of It Is Untrue

PDF here – if you click it will open (don’t think you’re opening a virus). This is why drugs that kill are acceptable, globull warming is so heavily propagated, and anyone can quote anything they want. Science is mostly shill work these days. As long as the corporations own the government, the science will do their bidding.

Much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue.

Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness. As one participant put it, “poor methods get results”.

The Academy of Medical Sciences, Medical Research Council, and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council have now put their reputational weight behind an investigation into these questionable research practices.

The apparent endemicity [i.e. pervasiveness within the scientific culture] of bad research behaviour is alarming. In their quest for telling a compelling story, scientists too often sculpt data to fit their preferred theory of the world. Or they retrofit hypotheses to fit their data. Journal editors deserve their fair share of criticism too. We aid and abet the worst behaviours.

Our acquiescence to the impact factor fuels an unhealthy competition to win a place in a select few journals. Our love of “significance” pollutes the literature with many a statistical fairy-tale. We reject important confirmations. Journals are not the only miscreants. Universities are in a perpetual struggle for money and talent, endpoints that foster reductive metrics, such as high-impact publication.

National assessment procedures, such as the Research Excellence Framework, incentivise bad practices. And individual scientists, including their most senior leaders, do little to alter a research culture that occasionally veers close to misconduct.

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Today’s Darwin Award Goes To…

“Lion kills American tourist driving in S. African park”.

Johannesburg (AFP) – A lion leapt through a open car window and mauled to death an American tourist at a privately-run game park just outside Johannesburg on Monday, a park official said.

“There was a car driving to the lion camp and the lion did come through the window and bite the lady,” Scott Simpson, operations manager of The Lion Park venue told Talk Radio 702.”

And more:

We make it so clear.,” Mr Simpson added. “We put signage up everywhere that people must keep their windows closed. We hand them a slip of paper when they enter the park, I really don’t understand why people think its okay to leave windows open.”

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Prime Example: Why I’m Done With All Of It!

I’m sick of the whole damned thing. It is now my desire to see the whole rotten, crapulent edifice of the United States government crumble under it’s own bloat and inequity. I love my country, but I hate my government. Wake me up when the shooting starts…

Chances are that you’ve never heard of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act that was originally passed nearly 40 years ago.

And chances are you didn’t catch the November 20, 2014 edition of the ‘Federal Register’, the US government’s daily opus of new rules and regulations that ran 331 pages that day.

So, chances are, you have no idea that the Department of Commerce might just want to throw you in jail right now. I’ll explain.

Back in 1976, Congress decided that they needed more information on US companies’ international trade activities.

So they passed a law requiring the Department of Commerce to survey the biggest businesses in America to find out more about what they were doing abroad.

These days, the survey is conducted every five years. And like most surveys it’s a bunch of useless bureaucratic drivel that only wastes the time of the poor souls who have to fill it out.

Now it’s something that can get you thrown in jail.

Late last year the Commerce Department quietly published a new ‘rule’ in the Federal Register requiring every American with certain investments abroad to fill out their survey, regardless of whether or not they were notified.

In other words, you’re just supposed to know that you have to fill out this form.

And if you don’t, the penalties are severe.

For the first time ever the government is imposing both civil and CRIMINAL penalties for non-compliance.

The fine for not filling out the survey (known as BE-10) ranges from $2,500 all the way to $25,000.

And if they think you intentionally didn’t file, you “may be imprisoned for not more than one year.”

Either way, even if you had no earthly idea and had never heard of this survey, they reserve the right to seek “injunctive relief commanding such person to comply.”

So if you don’t fill out the form, they’ll get a judge to order you to comply.

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Feds Purge Vaccine Injury Information From Website

This ought to get some folks talking…

In March, the federal government removed the latest vaccine injury court statistics—more than a year’s worth of data—from one of its publicly reported charts. It was an abrupt departure from the normal practice of updating the figures monthly.

Wiping the latest data means the “adjudication” chart on a government website no longer reflects the recent, sharp rise in court victories for plaintiffs who claimed their children were seriously injured or killed by one or more vaccines.

Since January of 2014, twice as many victims have won court decisions than the previous eight years combined. In these court decisions, a judge ruled the evidence showed vaccines “more likely than not” caused the plaintiff’s injuries.

Also on the rise is the number of vaccine injury cases the government has “conceded”: up 55% in a little over one year.

As a result of the recent website changes, neither of these trends is reflected on the current “adjudication” chart.

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How I Know That Rand Paul Is Right

Anyone who can piss off that many big government progressives at one time, is A-OK with me.

Washington (AFP) – With US counterterror provisions facing expiration at midnight Sunday and the Senate unable to avert a national security crisis, lawmakers from both parties trained their ire on a single target: Rand Paul.

The first-term senator from Kentucky, […] effectively blocked the advancement of a reform bill, the USA Freedom Act.

[…]”The only reason we have a lapse is Rand Paul,” fumed Senate Democrat Claire McCaskill after Paul objected to advancing the reform bill or approving a short-term extension of the Patriot Act.

[…]Forcing the national security provisions to expire “means that some of the Section 215 tools can’t be used for new investigations,” a frustrated Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr told AFP.

NSA employees that typically query the data base won’t be able to query it — all compliments of Rand Paul.”

I’ve listened to Rand Paul… object to everything,” Burr added.

[…]”It’s so irresponsible for one senator to prevent action to extend and reform three key counterterrorism tools for his own political gain,” warned senior Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Holding critical national security programs hostage to raise political donations is outrageous, but that’s where we stand today.”

[…]”I think he obviously has a higher priority for his fundraising and political ambitions than for the security of the nation,” McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said according to CNN.

Paul hit back at his critics, saying “some of them, I think, secretly want there to be an attack so they can blame it on me.”

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Nebraska: The Future Of America

Et tu, Nebraska? Nebraska seems to be moving further to the left…just like everyone else. I genuinely believe it’s too late to make the substantive changes we require to get this nation back on track. Nebraska seems to be bearing this out.

If anyone disagrees about the degraded state of our nation and thinks we can get it back, make the case. I could use a good debate.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — What’s up with Nebraska?

The state is among the nation’s most conservative, with Republicans controlling all of state government. But by the time the legislative session had ended last week, lawmakers had repealed the death penalty, legalized licenses for certain immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, raised the state fuel tax and come close to approving a medical marijuana bill.

The liberal-leaning list of accomplishments has left some shaking their heads, but others say it’s not unprecedented in a state with a strong populist streak and an unusual legislative system that gives power to individual lawmakers at the expense of political parties.

The Legislature – which has only one house- is comprised of 35 Republicans, 13 Democrats and one independent, but, unlike other states, the party in the majority doesn’t control the session. The speaker sets the agenda and designates certain bills as priorities but doesn’t decide whether a bill makes it to the floor, and parties can’t exert discipline over how senators vote. The setup forces lawmakers to build coalitions based on shared beliefs, regional interests or agreements to support one another’s bills.

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Police Shooting (And Killing) More Than 2 People Every Day

While many – if not most – of these shootings (statistically) will be (are) justified, this is still a disturbing trend.

The three are among at least 385 people shot and killed by police nationwide during the first five months of this year, more than two a day, according to a Washington Post analysis. That is more than twice the rate of fatal police shootings tallied by the federal government over the past decade, a count that officials concede is incomplete.

“These shootings are grossly under­reported,” said Jim Bueermann, a former police chief and president of the Washington-based Police Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving law enforcement. “We are never going to reduce the number of police shootings if we don’t begin to accurately track this information.”

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UK Govt: Globull Warming Stopped In 1998!

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Heh. I guess the “science isn’t settled”…

The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.

The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.

This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.

Just in case anyone says “The Daily Mail” is a tabloid… Yeah. The Telegraph said it, too.

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Whose Side Is Hillary Clinton On?

We all have heard about Clinton using a personal, private email account while she was Secretary of State. Some in the media and in the Congress are making a big deal about it. Clinton claims she deleted all of the emails on her server. There is one question that no one is asking:

Why did Clinton use a private server?

That is really what we should be asking. And, Clinton’s chief aide, Huma Abedin, the wife of notorious pervert and former Congressman Anthony Weiner, was privy to all of Clinton’s correspondence.

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According to Wikipedia, Abedin is a Muslim. Her father is from India and her mother is from Pakistan. According to some, she has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Still, Clinton keeps her on as chief aide and as vice-chair of Clinton’s Presidential campaign.

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Hillary Clinton and her top aide Huma Abedin

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They Say The NSA Stopped Collecting MetaData Last Night At Midnight…

… Do you believe them? I don’t. I think Senator Paul has a good point. The collection of meta data without a warrant is on shaky constitutional grounds and it has not prevented even one terror plot. That makes it a failure.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable turnaround, Senate Republicans have agreed to debate a House bill that would overhaul the National Security Agency’s handling of Americans’ calling records while preserving other domestic surveillance provisions.

But that move didn’t happen soon enough to prevent legal authority for the programs from expiring at midnight Sunday as Republican Sen. Rand Paul, a presidential contender, stood in the way of extending the program, angering his GOP colleagues and frustrating intelligence and law enforcement officials.”

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Living in Fear

There was a big commotion at Church yesterday that started with a prayer request to protect our Schools as the end of the school year approaches.

There is a story going around now that black gangs have threatened to start shooting white kids at a local High School.

It’s the end of the school year and every year there is always talk of big fights and stuff that never happens. It’s been going on a long time and now with Racism having become so fashionable as has hyper-violence, now we have a new stage for those who like to show their asses to perform on. Some parents started finding out about this latest nonsense when the prayer request was made. Now they are afraid to send their kids to school.

So I guess this is the new fear. Fear of mobs of Thugs.

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I Think He’s Onto Something

“The Logic of Violence”

Billy Johnson argues that our political leaders focus on the tools of violence rather than the logic of violence, and this inevitably leads to bad policy.

Anti-gun thinking is simply a total disregard for cause and effect logic.”

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“Idaho school district buys stockpile of rifles and ammo for teachers to use against armed intruders “

By ‘Stockpile’ they mean four rifles. They won’t say what kind of rifles they are but my guess is there are some school board members who know their guns. Now give the teachers and the administrators some training. It looks like it’s in the works:

Their plan to train and arm members of the school’s faculty has been in the works since at least 2013 when district chairwoman Rosemary Koenig recommended a firearms training program for all of Idaho schools in 2013.”

Good for them.

A school board in Idaho feels its schools are too rural to have adequate response from authorities in case of an active shooter, so they bought four rifles.

A school board in Idaho feels its schools are too rural to have adequate response from authorities in case of an active shooter, so they bought four rifles.

A school isolated by Idaho’s vast landscape has armed members of its faculty with four rifles and 2,000 rounds of ammo fearing a gun attack.

It’s the best security precautions Garden Valley School officials say they can offer 200 of its students in the case of an armed attack since first responders could be at least a half hour away, according to a local report.

Signs will warn dangerous intruders that the tiny elementary, middle and high school “is armed” and they will be met with force while awaiting the nearest law enforcement agency, the Boise County Sheriff’s Office, which is a 50-mile drive from the school and based in Boise.”

Read the rest at the NY Daily News

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“Team Obama Readies More Gun Control Regulations”

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The Justice Department plans to move forward this year with more than a dozen new gun-related regulations, according to list of rules the agency has proposed to enact before the end of the Obama administration.

The regulations range from new restrictions on high-powered pistols to gun storage requirements. Chief among them is a renewed effort to keep guns out of the hands of people who are mentally unstable or have been convicted of domestic abuse.

Gun safety advocates have been calling for such reforms since the Sandy Hook school shooting nearly three years ago in Newtown, Conn. They say keeping guns away from dangerous people is of primary importance.

But the gun lobby contends that such a sweeping ban would unfairly root out a number of prospective gun owners who are not a danger to society.

“It’s clear President Obama is beginning his final assault on our Second Amendment rights by forcing his anti-gun agenda on honest law-abiding citizens through executive force,” said Luke O’Dell, vice president of political affairs at the National Association for Gun Rights.”

Read the rest here

Related: This ‘I will not comply’ rally happened yesterday in Salem Oregon.

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US Talks About Islamic State Are Now Off

John Kerry fell off his bike and broke his leg.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, rides a bike after holding meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif over Iran's nuclear program, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, March 16, 2015. The United States and Iran are plunging back into negotiations in an effort to end a decades-long standoff that has raised the specter of an Iranian nuclear arsenal, a new atomic arms race in the Middle East and even a U.S. or Israeli military intervention. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, rides a bike after holding meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif over Iran’s nuclear program, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, March 16, 2015. The United States and Iran are plunging back into negotiations in an effort to end a decades-long standoff that has raised the specter of an Iranian nuclear arsenal, a new atomic arms race in the Middle East and even a U.S. or Israeli military intervention. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott)

GENEVA — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in bike crash Sunday, apparently after hitting a curb, and scrapped the rest of a four-nation trip that included an international conference on combating the Islamic State group.”

How much are Garmin, Sharp, et al paying him for the advertisement?

Read more at the New York Post

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Democrats Are In Trouble

Could any of these actually win in 2016? Are they trying to lose?

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A Sunday Sermon

It’s a beautiful Sunday in America. It is a day to be celebrated. These are days to be enjoyed. I know that the news of the day tells of the Evil that is all across the land. I freely admit that there is nothing hat I can point to in current events that would cause me or anyone else here to even suggest that things will be getting better any time soon. What I do know is that God is in control and he makes a provision for those who love him.

So it is during this time of Grace that we are to be about our Father’s business. We are to be the Salt of the Earth that never loses its savor. We are to be a source of Light that shines in the Darkness of these days. Let us be that which God has made us to be.

Salt and Light – A message from Pastor Josh Reavis if North Jacksonville Baptist Church

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Black Lives Matter

There I go, getting logic involved.

“Rising Crime Rates: It’s Not Just Baltimore”

Since April 12, the day Freddie Gray was arrested, 51 people have been killed in Baltimore, 47 of whom have been black and none of whom died at the hands of a police officer.

Source

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Freddy Gray

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Definitely Not Overproduced

Tuba Skinny with Shaye Cohn on piano and cornet.

Here’s a rare treat. The amazing cornet player Shaye Cohn proves to be equally amazing playing piano with Tuba Skinny on Royal Street in New Orleans. This is the Dallas Rag. It’s on their newest CD Owl Call Blues available for download at http://tubaskinny.tk/ or it can be purchased at http://www.louisianamusicfactory.com/… November 10, 2014.”

Another vid below.

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I Found This Comparison Interesting

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It’s from the Conservative Review website. The site is tough. They Grade Sen. Rand Paul with an A but Mitch McConnell gets an F.

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Will DARPA Add Jaws And Teach It To Bite? Or Will It Get A Mini-Gun?

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According to Wikipedia DARPA has an annual budget of $2.8 Billion and it “… is an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military.”

DARPA’s website says they are there to:

Today, DARPA is helping to build a future in which we can do extraordinary things. Fully control the electromagnetic spectrum for communications, sensing, and imaging. Provide precise and accurate position and timing that isn’t dangerously reliant on GPS. Wield cyber as a military capability with confidence in our own cybersecurity. Increase access to and through space by lowering its cost. Open new operational regimes with advanced platforms and weapons. To build a strong foundation for tomorrow’s military systems, we are catalyzing an advanced technology base in new areas of information technology, electronics, and materials science, as well as new technologies emerging from the biological sciences.”

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How Does She Propose To Enforce This?

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Maloney is lying. Her statistics are made-up. Car fatalities have not declined since states began requiring insurance and gun fatalities have been declining.

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“House bill would require gun owners to have liability insurance”

House Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.) has introduced a bill that would require gun owners to carry liability insurance.

The Firearm Risk Protection Act, unveiled Friday, would require gun buyers to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase a weapon, and would impose a fine of $10,000 if an owner is found not to have it. Service members and law enforcement officers, however, would be exempt from the requirement.

“We require insurance to own a car, but no such requirement exists for guns,” Maloney said in a statement. “The results are clear: car fatalities have declined by 25 percent in the last decade, but gun fatalities continue to rise.”

Read the rest at The Hill

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In Case You Missed It…

Yesterday, on his show, Rush Limbaugh told his listeners a few things about the Clinton’s and their lust for money. One story is about the organization started by Czech model Petra Nemcova to help build schools. It’s called the ‘Happy Hearts Fund’.

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Bill and Petra

She offered to give Bill a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award. He said it would cost her $500,000 to have him appear. She paid it. Then she went about raising money for her fund.

The Clinton’s don’t do anything unless they get paid well for doing it.

Limbaugh also noted that Bill set up a shell corporation so he can funnel money through it while Hillary was Secretary of State. He set it up two days after Obama appointed her. It’s listed as the WJC LLC.

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I Propose That The American People Oppose Liars

We have been lied to by this President many times.

We have also been lied to by Hillary Clinton many times.

Everyone knows she lies and many accept it. I do not and I believe that thinking Americans a sick and tired of being lied to.

There are a lot of reasons to oppose Progressives but at or close to the top of the list is a lack of truthfulness. Why should we accept it? Why don’t we point out each instance where we find our leaders, or would-be leaders, tell a lie? It wouldn’t be difficult to do.

I am not a Photoshop pro but I do think we all remember what our moms did if we used a bad word or told a lie. This is the universal indicator of a liar:

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It’s time to bring it back.

The Washington Post Fact Checker uses images of Pinocchio. Their worst award for liars is four Pinocchio’s. It’s a good image but I suppose it’s copyrighted so we will have to come up with something else.

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No matter what image we use we should be awarding liars with Something to show we have caught them.

Related: Byron York, writing in the Washington Examiner, asks a very good question: “If Hillary becomes president, who will make her obey the law?”

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Friday Night at the Movies

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Good evening everyone and welcome to an incredible Friday night. My whole work rhythm of the week has been altered due to Memorial Day and this Friday greets us much earlier it seems than most. As such I am completely unprepared tonight as your host. The good news is that one of my favorite movies, one I have been searching for over the past couple of years is now available to us here. So it is that the part that you care about most in your Friday Night experience at the Real Revo Theater is most definitely secure.

The part you care less about is less prepared.

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