To The Daily Sun,
Let's applaud, and reward with a red star, James Veverka's almost civil letter of May 20. It lacks both his customary name-calling and any success in debunking anything I said in previous letters about the myth of man-made climate-change.
Veverka complains that I did not address his climate change question of why the earth continued to warm despite the reduction in the sun's output in the 1950s. This is an amusing question since the 1950s began a 25 year period of global cooling resulting in climate alarmists telling us to fear another ice age (see: http://www.populartechnology.net/2013/02/the-1970s-global-cooling-alarmism.html)
Alarmists like Veverka tell us that CO2 causes climate change, yet there were about 19 prior cycles of global cooling and warming in just the last 500 years without any CO2 increases including the warmest decade on record (the 1930s, unless you use manipulated data) prior to the 1950s. In the 1950s despite a significant increase of CO2 a period of global cooling began that lasted through about 1978.
That period was finally followed by a period of global warming concurrent with CO2 increases; this led to all sorts of wild predictions of climate doom: skyrocketing temperatures, droughts, floods, hurricanes, tornados, vanishing polar ice caps, etc. that politicians used to try to generate fear and that "scientists" used to get more grant money. Almost everyone knows that these predictions didn't occur and, in fact, despite the alarmists' models and continued increase in CO2, the earth hasn't warmed since about 1998.
Interestingly, the U.N. 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report doesn't support the alarmists' claims either. Professor Roger Pielke testified to the U.S S.enate that the 2013 IPCC report indicates that it would be "misleading and incorrect" to claim that disasters such as tornadoes (since 1950 despite the CO2 buildup, hurricanes (since 1900), floods (since 1950) or droughts have increased on climate timescales in the U.S. or globally. Nor have weather related losses increased since 1990 as a percent of GDP. Based on research by Pielke and others it will be many decades, perhaps centuries, before human caused climate change can be detected statistically in hurricanes, droughts, floods, tornadoes, etc. (See: https://goo.gl/vl7QSp)
Bjorn Lomborg also points out that the 2013 IPCC report doesn't support the alarmists' claims of temperature or sea level rises. Nor does the IPCC offer solutions that reduce global temperatures significantly (models estimate only a 0.1 degree F reduction) despite spending $20 trillion to fight temperature rise over the rest of the century. (usat.ly/1apGKzN)
Veverka would like us to accept that the climate alarmists' models are accurate and provided one, of at least hundreds if not thousands of models, which he claims show the models accuracy by coming close to the measured values in all of three of 10 years. This model's timeframe was also carefully chosen to try to show a temperature increase, and the increase predicted was substantially lower than the typical alarmists' models. If he were on the other side, Veverka would ridicule anyone trying to use this evidence to try to prove anything. This example doesn't debunk my statements.
Veverka also provides another graph supposedly showing how another model, of many showing different predictions, seems to be consistent with measured data for that period of time assuming the data provided has not been manipulated. So little information is provided that I can't comment on this. The fact is that since the little ice age the world wide sea rise has been, and is likely to continue to rise about 7 inches per century based on some ice melt and some expansion of water as it warms. Local effects may cause different local results.
While I appreciate Veverka's attempt to educate me on the greenhouse effect and global warming, his article even indicates that the research and debate on this has been changing, and it is not over. The predicted 5 degree C global temperature did not result from a doubling of CO2.
In his paper titled: "An Estimate of The Centennial Variability of Global Temperatures" (http://goo.gl/rO7h7F), former U.N. IPCC lead author Dr. Philip Lloyd indicated that the earth's temperature change over the last 100 years is well within the earth's natural variability per century over the last 8000 years.
Michael Crichton said he found it interesting that the man-made climate "deniers" are typically retired scientists while most "alarmists" seem to be scientists who need money from politicians to further their careers, research, and to stay employed.
Like witch doctors and pagan priests of old who used solar eclipses they knew would happen to increase their power over the people, current day politicians, who couldn't substantially influence man-made climate change even it if it were occurring, use the man-made climate-change hoax to increase their power and wealth, reward their friends and supporters, and fleece people of their money and freedom through regulations, taxation and increasing cost of living.
Veverka seems to think that fervor, nastiness, and faulty "evidence" are adequate substitutes for real evidence, they are not. Veverka has disproved none of my assertions that man-made global climate-change is an issue driven by politicians intent in increasing their own wealth and power at the expense citizens.
Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015 07:46
To The Daily Sun,
I want to personally thank everyone involved in the Memorial Day parade this year. It was a wonderful turnout by the community, businesses, and veterans of all ages. It would not have gone so well if not for the cars that were loaned by Irwin Motors and Cantin Chevrolet. The police force did a fantastic job directing traffic and there is nothing better than a few fire trucks in a parade, so thank you, Fire Department.
As always it is nice to see Mayor Engler and other city officials marching in the parade for the community to see.
In addition I want to thank Debbie Gibson from the Laconia High School Music Department for the marching band, musical medley and for playing "Taps" twice for us. It was a real pleasure having the Knights of Columbus, Civil Air Patrol Honor Guard and the Boy Scouts marching along with us.
Last but not least I want to thank Commander Peavey of the Laconia Legion and his members as well as my VFW members, Women's Auxiliary and Men's Auxiliary, and of course the veterans in general that came out to walk and ride in the parade.
I sincerely appreciate everyone who joined us at the post for lunch after the ceremony, Barbara and the girls from the Women's Auxiliary did a fantastic job. And once again, let's not ever forget what Memorial Day is all about and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom each and every day.
William A. North, Commander
VFW Post 1670
Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015 07:40
To The Daily Sun,
I want to draw attention to the cross of Christ that stands atop the Holy Grail Pub, at Veterans Square in Laconia. Although this building was once used to glorify God, it no longer serves his purpose.
In the Christian faith we put steeple's atop our buildings, because the steeple points to up to God in the third heaven. The cross of the Lord Jesus Christ stands atop the steeple to point the lost to God's (Trinity) house, where people may hear the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ preached, where they may choose to receive salvation through Christ Jesus.
I call on the Christian community in the Lakes Region to take that cross down. It no longer glorifies God, it does just the opposite. It blasphemes the redemptive work that Christ completed at Calvary. Satan's hand is it. Thus sayeth the Lord, "For the time has come for judgment to began at the house of God, and if, it begins with us FIRST, what will be the end of those obey not the gospel of God?" (1 Peter 4:17).
The last pastor, deacons, should have taken it down, before the building was sold. Shame on them. At least, the last congregation should have taken it down, before the building it was sold. Shame on them. Father, please forgive them for they know not what they do. Thus saith the Lord, "A son honoreth his father, and a servant his master; If I then being a father, where is my honor? And if I being a master, where is my fear? Sayeth the Lord of host, O priests... (Malachi 1:6).
In these last days we live, God (Trinity) is shaken everything and every one that can be shaken. And what stands will stand. It doesn't matter what church you go to, or what denomination. If you love God (Trinity) you will do everything within your power to honor your heavenly Father. God is shaken everything and everyone that can be shaken. And what is left will stand. Every church and every person that loves him to honor the Lord Jesus Christ. Not just secretly, but also publicly. In this shaken the goats (half-hearted Christians) will fall. The sheep (true believer's, disciple's, Body of Christ) will stand. This is God's Holy Word.
If the owners of the building (Holy Grail) are Christian, I, as a man of God, ask you to take down that cross, please. If you are not Christian, and do not know Christ Jesus our Savior, God does not hold you accountable.
So please, take down that cross. It has now become a beacon for alcohol (sin). Thus saith the Lord, wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise" (Proverbs 20:1). Also see, Proverbs 31:4, 5:7. As you can see alcohol does not glorify God. Now, he will hold you accountable.
Please, take down that cross. It has now become a beacon for alcohol (sin). It is written, "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise" (Proverbs 20:1, 31:4-7. As you can see alcohol does not glorify God. He will now hold you accountable, if you use it in an unholy way, the (cross of Christ) to draw patron's to your business. This offends our holy God. You'll stick your finger in his eye, so to speak.
I say this in love. I harbor no hate, malice, or ill will toward anyone. I love all. I've lived here all my life. When coming to Laconia via Prescott Hill, down South Main Street. The first thing you will see is the cross of Christ atop, the old Evangelical Baptist Church, now (Holy Grail), which if not taken down, will not point people to Christ, salvation, but alcohol (sin).
I never thought I would call for the cross to be taken down anywhere in the U.S.A., (least of all in) Laconia. How sad. It is written, "Arise, shine for the light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen on thee: For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee: (Isaiah 60:1,2).
Oh church, let it be so. Let's honor God (Trinity), so he may honor us, as we honor our community. God is watching.
If what I have said is not from a pure heart, "May a curse be on me and my ministry. May my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth."
Bishop Paul W. Blake
Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015 07:37
To The Daily Sun,
I would like to inform business owners that the time is running low to take advantage of the New Hampshire Education Tax Credit program. This program allows businesses to donate to fund scholarships that help parents send their children to schools that fit their needs. The upcoming deadline to apply is June 15.
A business donating $1,000 could see a tax savings of $958 with the New Hampshire Education Tax Credit and federal tax deduction. Every donation counts, from $100 with an $85 tax credit to $100,000 with an $85,000 tax credit.
It's a win-win for everyone, a way to empower businesses to support quality education without breaking the bank. For more information check out this short video that explains the program. (https://vimeo.com/124366638)
Also more information is available at networkforeducation.org. This program helps many children who would otherwise be failing in the public school system. Thanks for checking them out and donating.
Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015 07:34
To The Dalily Sun,
I have a few questions in response to Mr. Leon Albushies' recent letter expressing concerns over U.S. military spending.
Firstly, does Mr. Albushies condemn the president and/or the Congresses of the last six years for the 14 percent average annual increases in U.S. military/defense spending? Secondly, are U.S. military pensions part of the U.S. entitlements system, or part of the military/defense spending? Are these increases attributable to military spending part of the two cents in change that the president came into office promising and in fact delivered on?
Would Mr. Albushies like to see a Navy veteran president of a different political party assigned to the CVN-79 currently under construction?
Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015 07:29