To The Daily Sun,
To question the validity of man-made global warming or as it's now called, climate change, as caused by increasing levels of CO2, is akin to "junk science" or "junk knowledge". At least that is the implication proffered by Professor Cracraft in his April 7 column. He goes on to say at the end of his column, "In America we value education, science and empirical search for truth but actions often speak louder than words."
But then, acting like Bill Nye, the comical science guy, Scott proclaims the following, "Many think that climate change is a hoax made up radical environmentalists in spite of the finding of 99 percent of climatologists." Hey Scott, climb off your unicorn for a second and try practicing what you preach. First of all, the goofy percentage often quoted is 97 percent not 99 percent. Maybe Scott misremembered John Kerry's use of that number while warning Boston College grads of the "crippling consequences of climate change." He must really believe Secretary Kerry when he warned us that "global warming is perhaps the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction." Surely, Scott must know that this whole debate is more about "mass distraction" and "mass guilt-tripping", in order to give the progressive elites more time to bully and badger the masses for more money for "climate justice".
The 97 percent number came from a small and wholly inadequate sampling of scientists. Joseph Bast of the Heartland Institute and Dr. Roy Spencer report that most climate scientists disagree with the consensus on key issues such as the reliability of climate data and computer models, as reported in the Wall Street Journal. They go on to note that only 39.5 percent of 1,854 American Meteorological Society members who responded to a 2012 survey believe man made global warming is dangerous. Scott probably is using the discredited United Nations International Governmental Panel on Climate Change and their doctored statistics and flawed climate models. Seems they have yet to answer the following question with any veracity: "How much of the temperature increase and other climate changes observed in the 20th century was caused by man-made greenhouse gas emissions?"
Actually Professor Cracraft, water is the weather wildcard, at least according to Viv Forbes' Climate Change Digest. The past 17 years of rising CO2 levels without rising global temperatures would seem to indicate that the stuff we exhale cannot be the reason for global warming. Neither can it be bovine flatulence or pig belching for that matter. Viv goes on to note that "even if CO2 levels doubled overnight, most people on earth would not notice any difference."
You see Scott, most climatologists who are not sucking on the teat of the cash cow green movement, understand that "water covers over 70 percent of the globe, is about 50 times more abundant than CO2 in the atmosphere and is a far more effective greenhouse gas".
So Professor Cracraft, just who is being "wacky" and just who is telling "big lies"? Oh, and just who are the real climate change deniers? I think Steve Goreham has nailed it in his book, "The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism." He says, "It's an ideology and it's a belief that man-made greenhouse gases are destroying Earth's climate." That way, folks who have been deluged with guilt for harming Mother Gaia will agree to adopt green economies — electric cars, giant wind turbines, giant solar panels, low flow toilets, squiggly, mercury filled light bulbs and soon temperature monitoring gauges in our homes. According to CBN News, the world already spends $250 billion a year on green economies. Who can forget the great success of Solyndra?
So where do the compassionate leftists come down on caring for the billions of poor across the planet who do not have adequate access to electricity? Wouldn't cheap electricity from coal be a godsend for these folks? Of course, but the wealthy elites will have none of that. The planet must be saved from an increasingly evident, non-existent crisis. Lord Christopher Moncton was worried about global warming caused by CO2 back in the 1980s. In a 2009 speech in St. Paul, Minn., that went viral, he revealed a secretive plan by the U.N. to establish an unelected world government that was crafted at the climate summit in Copenhagen. He has become a skeptic and is now far more worried about "global governance" than "global warming".
Do not hold your breath for Scott to come forth with any verification for his specious claims. Nor is it likely that he will apologize for his condescending remarks based on the "hoax of man-made climate change." Let's be real for just a minute, Scott. There has always been climate change and there always will be. Man's contribution to any global warming is minuscule at best. There is more evidence that we are entering a period of global cooling which will be far more deleterious to our environment, as past history has shown.
Oh and before I forget, I have good news for Lynn Rudmin Chong who is frightened about the melting at the poles. The Antarctic has record levels of ice while the Arctic has regained much of the ice lost over the past decade. You can now take a deep breath, Lynn.
The bottom line here folks is as follows, in my humble opinion. The good people of the 1970s and 1980s environmental movement have been co-opted by the eco-tyranny gang (read Brian Sussman's book of that name, if you dare). Their original desire for a healthy environment has been corrupted by the global elites overt lust for power, money and control. Lord Moncton is probably right on in his assessment about an unelected world government. That is what we all should be worried about.
Now, how to get Professor Cracraft to spend more time reading the works of Lord Acton and Lord Moncton and less time spent talking as though his best buddy is Lord Bumblebrook.
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 07:17
To The Daily Sun,
It takes one to know one is a common term. John Demakowski has alluded that our cordial professor, Mr Cracraft, may be afflicted with hot air. A misreading, of course. Mr Demakowski's hot air is straight from his make-believe Bible's lake of fire, where he has it in his tormented mind that you will be tortured with fire because you deserve it if you don't accept the beliefs of people who didn't know where the sun went at night. Got that?
Now let's get to hot air. Firstly, there is no evidence for any supernatural realm, beings, or deities. Zero, so stop pretending there is to make yourself feel warm and fuzzy. Ignorance of natural processes in the universe is not grounds for faith. It is grounds for awe and wonder and curiosity.
Secondly, there are no primary contemporary sources for the life of the Bible's Jesus. In my opinion, Jesus is a mythical construct, a synthetic person made by synchronizing Pagan mystery cults, Hellenism, and Judaism. All three represented the major religious currents of that Roman era. Nor does archaeology support the Pentateuch.
The Bible is not a history document; it is a religious document not unlike the Quran or the Bagativa Gita or the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Mr Demakowski speaks of his Biblical literacy but in my view that is as important as claiming one is well studied in Harry Potter novels, the Dune Trilogy or the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov.
Pretending to know things is not a virtue. Its the virtue of a wolf.
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 07:08
To The Daily Sun,
Dear friends and relatives that do and do not know me as of yet:
This summer our presbytery here in Northern New England is sending a mission trip to the country of Romania. I am praying about and planning to be a part of this trip.
As I lay alone in my hospital bed healing from a horrible car/motor cycle accident, I knew then that Christ had saved my life for a future purpose of His. I feel that this trip to Romania to share the Gospel and administer Christ's mercy to others is part of the reason Christ let me live on. Please pray for me and help me if you can.
Romania has suffered oppression for much of the last century; at the hands of Nazi Germany during WWII and then the USSR for many years afterwards. Germany annexed large sections of land and the USSR bled Romania of natural and economic resources in the 1950s. The communist dictator Ceausescu came to power in 1965 promising independence, but proved to be brutally oppressive. Tens of thousands of citizens were detained, imprisoned, tortured or killed during his regime. Since his ouster in 1989 there has been steady improvement, but even today Romania has the lowest average yearly wage in the European Union. The average Romanian makes 1/8 to 1/10 of a comparable worker in the U.S.
This economic hardship creates many challenges for the Christian church in Romania, as ministry is complicated by poverty, child abandonment and birth defects from alcoholism. We are working with Hong Key Chung, a Korean missionary who is pastor of Zion Presbyterian Church in Bucharest. Rev. Chung, in addition to his work in church planting, has focused on ministry to the political establishment so as to effect change in the country through those with the greatest influence.
Our team will be providing an opportunity for Zion Church to be refreshed through a five-day retreat in rural Romania. We will be assisting with teaching, children's programs, drama and other elements of the retreat.
After the retreat is over, our team will partner with another local church to do evangelism and mercy ministry in Bucharest for three days.
The trip will take place from July 2 – 11 of this year. The cost of my trip is $1,800. This covers my airfare, lodging, food and ministry expenses. Because of the economic situation in Romania, our team is raising an additional $5,000 to cover some of the expenses of the retreat itself and part of the travel and lodging costs for Zion Church members. Otherwise most of them would be financially unable to go.
Please consider praying for this trip and, if you are able, contributing financially. This is a big step of faith for the presbytery, our team and me. I'm looking forward to seeing how God builds our faith through the process.
All financial contributions are tax-deductible and can be made out and mailed to: Grace Presbyterian Church, 174 Province Street, Laconia, NH 03246. (Place my name on the memo line)
Thank you for considering this opportunity!
Ralph "Rip" Perrino
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 07:05
To The Daily Sun,
We want to thank the amazing CASA advocates we work with in child abuse and neglect court cases in Belknap County. You are amazing men and women who are making a difference because you are willing to help families and children be safe in caring homes. You stand up in court and beyond to speak for what is in the children's and youths' best interest. You meet the children and the families where they are, always hoping for that place to be better when the court closes the case. You enjoy the miracles of small, every day successes, and you persevere in spite of various obstacles.
April 12-19 is Volunteer Appreciation Week and so we are publicly giving our whole-hearted thanks and appreciation to all the CASA/GALs we supervise (in our office, every week is Volunteer Appreciation Week). Each of you has made a positive difference in more than one child's life.
Jessica Storey & Joy Nolan
CASA Program Manager for Grafton County
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 07:01
To The Daily Sun,
Do you love your local farmer, and the great food he or she produces for you and your family? The message below comes from a young Lakes Region farmer (maybe YOUR farmer), who is working hard both at farming and growing the local food system. He sent it to other farmers, but I think the message is pertinent to all of us! He graciously gave me permission to revise the letter for general distribution. My husband and I have already donated, and I hope these words might inspire some of you to do so as well.
"I apologize to you all preemptively for what may sound like a 'sales' pitch, but I assure you it's not. I am a small vegetable grower here in the Lakes Region of our state.
The Lakes Region Local Food Guide is set to go to print again this year, but lacks ample funding. This publication, supported last year by grant funding, was distributed throughout the Lakes Region at libraries, medical offices, schools, stores, fitness centers, restaurants, hotels/resorts, with acknowledgments made through local newspapers, on websites, and in tourism publications. 27 percent of farms listed in the guide saw an increase in sales directly tied to new customers who found them through the guide.
This year's guide is not funded by a grant and we can't always be relying on grants to support what we do. Grants can help get things started, but they can't sustain our efforts indefinitely! This year the guide has kept advertising to a minimum to provide an uncluttered, content driven publication for folks to navigate and easily and learn about our farms.
Still reading? We farmers all do our best to promote our own farms, and each others farms. However, with "information age" fatigue, dominant digital platforms, "big data" (whatever that is) and digital overload, it's no question why these well designed printed guides fly off of every public library foyer shelf I've left them at!
Still not convinced this isn't a sales pitch? If we do not support those who support us, we'll constantly be lamenting to each other and sitting behind computer screens trying to figure out how to let folks know about how to support local agriculture and, in turn, our food system. It's a support pitch!
The Local Food Guide still needs $3000 to go to print ... if 150 people each gave $25, that would enable a full printing run, ready for distribution at the beginning of the prime growing season. Invite a few of your friends to pitch in and make a group donation. Any size contribution is appreciated.
A "sales" pitch it is not, it's about support ... if folks don't come back to our farm stands, farmers' markets, and CSA programs, it's local agriculture and our food system that suffers, and so I ask now if we can all make a small effort to support each other by supporting this guide." Visit
http://form.jotform.us/form/50125134869152 to access the on-line donation form, or mail donations, payable to The University of New Hampshire, to Kelly McAdam, UNH Cooperative Extension, 635 Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246."
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 06:50