Friday, April 29, 2016

A Gay Conservative Goes to Amherst to Speak

Loud, childish, and foul mouthed: the progressive audience.
Comments here are a riot!

How did a two year old grow so large?

Said she didn't want to give her name because she had received death threats.
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What she failed to mention, is that many of those death threats came from her family..
She will graduate sumo cum laude. 

Remember the piece I wrote about obesity in lesbians and childhood sexual abuse trauma?

These Are the Idiots Can't Defeat?

The Democrat Freak Show Never Ends

Topless protestors at Trump rally demanding equality.

Who Someone's Enemies Are and How They Behave Says A Lot

4/28/16 Daily Mail:

Protesters clash with cops at California Trump rally: Hundreds of Mexican flag-waving demonstrators smash up a squad car, punch a Donald supporter and scuffle with riot police amid angry scenes

  • Police clashed with protesters outside Donald Trump's rally in Costa Mesa, California Thursday night
  • One group of protesters was filmed trying to flip over a police car outside the Pacific Amphitheater where he spoke
  • Hundreds of demonstrators flooded the streets, hurling rocks at motorists and forcefully declaring their opposition
  • One Trump supporter was seen bloodied after being punched in the face, while about 20 people were arrested

Carbon Dioxide: It's What Plants Crave!

You did see Idiocracy, right?  From Watts Up With That:
From a quarter to half of Earth’s vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on April 25.

An international team of 32 authors from 24 institutions in eight countries led the effort, which involved using satellite data from NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer instruments to help determine the leaf area index, or amount of leaf cover, over the planet’s vegetated regions. The greening represents an increase in leaves on plants and trees equivalent in area to two times the continental United States.

Green leaves use energy from sunlight through photosynthesis to chemically combine carbon dioxide drawn in from the air with water and nutrients tapped from the ground to produce sugars, which are the main source of food, fiber and fuel for life on Earth. Studies have shown that increased concentrations of carbon dioxide increase photosynthesis, spurring plant growth.

However, carbon dioxide fertilization isn’t the only cause of increased plant growth–nitrogen, land cover change and climate change by way of global temperature, precipitation and sunlight changes all contribute to the greening effect. To determine the extent of carbon dioxide’s contribution, researchers ran the data for carbon dioxide and each of the other variables in isolation through several computer models that mimic the plant growth observed in the satellite data.

Results showed that carbon dioxide fertilization explains 70 percent of the greening effect, said co-author Ranga Myneni, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University. “The second most important driver is nitrogen, at 9 percent. So we see what an outsized role CO2 plays in this process.”

Being Green Costs A Lot of Green

From Watts Up With That:
Lake Land College recently announced plans to tear down broken wind turbines on campus, after the school got $987,697.20 in taxpayer support for wind power.

The turbines were funded by a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, but the turbines lasted for less than four years and were incredibly costly to maintain.

“Since the installation in 2012, the college has spent $240,000 in parts and labor to maintain the turbines,” Kelly Allee, Director of Public Relations at Lake Land College, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The college estimates it would take another $100,000 in repairs to make the turbines function again after one of them was struck by lightning and likely suffered electrical damage last summer. School officials’ original estimates found the turbine would save it $44,000 in electricity annually, far more than the $8,500 they actually generated. Under the original optimistic scenario, the turbines would have to last for 22.5 years just to recoup the costs, not accounting for inflation. If viewed as an investment, the turbines had a return of negative 99.14 percent.

“While they have been an excellent teaching tool for students, they have only generated $8,500 in power in their lifetime,” she said. “One of the reasons for the lower than expected energy power is that the turbines often need to be repaired. They are not a good teaching tool if they are not working.”
Would love to know which billionaire's company got the contract.

San Francisco Has Burning Man

Los Angeles has Wasteland Weekend, a Mad Max inspired event.