Anthropogenic Global Warming Laf

 Object lesson in dogma:

  1. There exists long term global warming. It's not cyclical per se, but is probably driven by positive feedback (hockey stick) and not negative feedback—as predominates nature, but not nuclear fission.
  2. Human activities towards human prosperity is what's principally driving it.

Problem is, none of the models that contemplate #1 and #2 have predicted the reality. So, what is one to do? Simple, since #1 and #2 are "settled," one must come up with ways to explain misbehaving data.

There Are Now 52 Explanations For The Pause In Global Warming

It’s been a busy year for climate scientists, who have been trying to explain why there has been no global warming for nearly two decades.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reported in February there were eight mainstream explanations for the pause, but there are now a whopping 52 explanations for why there has been no warming trend for the last 215 months.

Explanations for the pause in global warming range from ocean oscillation cycles to Chinese coal plant emissions, volcanic activity to some scientists even saying there is no hiatus in warming.

One recent study found that the warming hiatus is due to “heat transported to deeper layers in the Atlantic and the southern oceans, initiated by a recurrent salinity anomaly in the subpolar North Atlantic.”

As per usual when lots of money is at stake, "we never checked our premises," is not one of the 52 explanations for the absence of observed global warming for 215 months and counting.

Are You In Your 50s + and Out of The Loop?

"You are out of the loop," she told me in that linked comment.

Oh, yes; I see: THE loop. But, I'm wondering just which of THE loop I'm out of.

- Am I out of the Solipsism loop, were, loosely stated, only one's own personal experience is truly valid?

- Or, perhaps I'm out of the Dunning-Kruger loop, "a cognitive bias manifesting in unskilled individuals suffering from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than is accurate. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude."

- Maybe it's just the run-of-mill circular reasoning loop I'm out of.

- The confirmation bias loop?

- Oh, here's a great loop to be out of: Argumentum ad populum, "a fallacious argument that concludes a proposition to be true because many or most people believe it."

...Well for sure I'm out of the wisdom and enlightened inexperience of youth, loop (basically, a combination of all of the foregoing loops, plus more). Hell, it's really disappointing to realize how much less I know day by day—over the last 30 years, since the hubris of my 20s—as I rack up more experience in terms of days on planet, relationships of all sorts, starting businesses and actually making a profit last 3 businesses in a row after those first 2 failures during those cocksure 20s (at a tuition cost of $50k), managing employees (including many 20-somethings far wiser than I, naturally), etc.

If I only knew now what I knew back then... But it's very difficult to stay in THE loop when with every passing day, more and more loops of all various kinds, circumstances, and contexts present themselves to me. Life is just so damn certain with only one loop: THE loop.

“All the sanguine guesswork of youth is there, and the silliness; all the novelty of being alive and impressed by the urgency of tremendous trivialities.” ― Siegfried Sassoon

Jesus Christ: Not Even Ricky Gervais Can Get Away With Speaking Truth to the “Nude Celebrity Photo Scandal”

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The article in question: EMMA WATSON’S FEMINIST RESPONSE TO THE NUDE PHOTO SCANDAL & 4 MORE CELEBS WHO NAILED IT.

Question: how exactly does one "nail it" by vomiting the same regurgitate that everyone else is vomiting?

Gervais:

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Simple Truth

Backlash:

After receiving a quick (and well deserved) backlash, Gervais deleted the tweet and tried to explain.

Uh, oh. Trying to "explain" to a world of Idocratic Fucktards is never a good idea. Telling them to go fuck themselves is always a better idea. To wit:

Making a joke about a thing doesn't mean you condone that thing. Of course the hackers are 100% to blame but you can still makes jokes about it. Jokes don't portray your true serious feelings on a subject. - Ricky Gervais

Pathetic. See? GFY is the proper response.

Idiocratic Daily Fucktard:

The way in which you share your body must be a CHOICE. Support these women and do not look at these pictures. Remember, when you look at these pictures you are violating these women again and again. It's not okay. Seriously, do not forget that the person who stole these pictures and leaked them is not a hacker: they're a sex offender. The "don't take naked pics if you don't want them online" argument is the "she was wearing a short skirt" of the web. Ugh. - Lena Dunham

Ever notice that when people—women most typically—end some steam of gibberish with "Ugh," it's meant to signify: don't critically analyze what I just said or wrote, instead just note that I invoked the "Ugh."

So here we have a world of Idiocratic Fucktards clapping until their hands bleed over some regurgitating moron equating physical rape with what's the equivalent of a Peeping Tom passing around the photos he took.

  1. It is absolutely true that if you don't put nude—or donkey-dick sucking—photos IN THE CLOUD; or, if you do, don't get your SHARING / PRIVACY settings wrong, then you're unlikely to have them splattered all over the Internet if you're famous—or infamous—enough for anyone to care.
  2. It is absolutely true that if you never take such photos in the first place that you'll absolutely not have that happen.
  3. It is absolutely true that seeking to always have your cake and eat it too—while insisting you're a "victim" if you don't get to violate the laws of physics—will result in adverse consequences sooner or later.

This is a case of trespass and petty theft, at most. All of this celebrity snatch bullshit is just hyperbolic balderdash meant for the consumption of...

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How I See Most Humans

Conclusion:

There is really only one thing to learn from this, in my view. Hey celebrity chicks: what in the world is all this emulation of 10-yr-old girls? You porn stars, too. I mean, the deforestation that's been going on between the legs of women since the 80s is sadder than the destruction of Brazilian rain forests. How ironic.

AWOL — Blame The Wire

Sorry for the lack of entertainment and engagement, lately.

I've had 10 ideas for a post up here at my cabin since Saturday night, and haven't got to any of them.

...For a decade, I've been admonished to watch the early 2000s HBO series, The Wire, which I may have touched on in an earlier post. When I got Amazon Prime, I saw they are adding older HBO series, included. No ads. The Wire is one of them.

Many months ago I watched Season 1/Episode 1 and was mystified, didn't get it. Months later—i.e. recently—I took it up again and after a few episodes of development in the first season, well, it's as the French say: tu as tout compris (You have understood everything). Incidentally, I was first told that when I remarked about eating a big lump of pungent French cheese on a crust of a French baguette, chased with a swig of Bordeaux, while the latter two were still in my mouth.

How pathetic? I'll tell you: I watched the entire Season 2 yesterday, between about 10am and 3am.

And I can't stop. I'm 3 episodes into Season 3.

My favorite quote in the entire season so far? Well, oftentimes you, as a watcher, have to do some detective work yourself; so that when a guy sits down with someone else, it's not obvious the connection, relationship, history. This is why you have to pay for drama of this quality. Perhaps they tout compris.

In this case (Season 2/ Ep 2 or 3) it was a black, section commander 6 months from filing retirement papers at 30 years in. He's lamenting to an older, uncle figure about how the city is worse than when he began and what does that say about him.

"It's all about drugs, now, and that's sweeping leaves in the wind. It's human nature."

This series, though drama, ought to be required viewing in any college course about politics, and the money, influence, career advancement and pension status that oils the werkings.

Update: just in case you askin, I adore Omar.

Update 2: I dare you to give me critical distinctions between the the lawless and the law enforcers. Is "the law" your distinction? Well, it's certainly a distinction, but it's certainly not critical. This series will have you rooting for and loathing the good guys, rooting for and loathing the bad guys. The government is the middle man, always getting its cut.

My High Carbohydrate Food For About The Next 4 Days

Turns out we've had a lot of canned food in the pantry since around 2007ish up here at the cabin (I'm here by myself). All are way past the "best if used by date," which are mostly in the 2008ish area. This is 2014.

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Poor People Food

So this is all I will be eating, 24/7, for 3-4 days. In addition, there's a pot of pintos on the stove I'm just waiting on Siri to tell me they're done. I did the rapid soak, which is to bring to a boil for 2 minutes, shut off the heat, cover, and let sit for 1:30. Drain, bring to a boil, and simmer as long as it takes.

...When I asked Siri for the 2-hr timer, she replied "Done. I love a good countdown."

I'd guess that's pretty high carbohydrate fare for the next few days. Let's see how it goes.

Let It Grow Let It Grow Let It Grow

...There's still something else in draft I haven't published yet. So, just a rather pathetic 'it's Friday, what's a bit weird to post about?' deal.

How about my hair?

Again, it's rather pathetic at 53 yoa. And while I've not yet bought a Corvette (I had one in my 20s, shipped it to France and a GF totaled it while I was at sea—but that's a different story) nor a gold chain (I did have a 1 Baht chain (24kt) from Thailand, once, sold it to pay rent in 1992), and I have never had hair on my chest....

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Hair

Six years of water only. Not a drop of soap or "conditioner."

You be the judge.

Nonetheless, since I have so many followers, I'm determined to Go Full Jesus!

The Last Supper will be sous-vide, and I'll do it myself.

Robb Wolf: Call Allan Savory’s Office (Urban Forests)

Damn, I've had a draft of a post going for 2 days, but something always comes up and derails me, like yesterday, about how cop killings are a a good thing: one could say, an economic value—to go all consequentialist Austrian and Chicago School onya.

I beat you readers up so much, so here's something I don't imagine anyone can not find so fucking cool! But, I'll temper that with commentary you'll surely find offensive, at the end. :)

The TED is like 5 minutes or something: How to grow a tiny forest anywhere, Shubhendu Sharma. Lot's of pics. Lots of wonderful. I WANT ONE!

 

So, now, allow me to go a little public policy on your asses.

When are you going to begin lafing at pip-squeak and clown religious activists? No, I'm not talking about people who believe in sky fariries—that's beyond lafable and really only worthy of uniform ridicule in 2014. No, I'm talking about most activist environmentalists...and vegans.

Sustainability Sushmainability: Hey Vegans, How Does a Dozen Grassfed Cattle Per Person on Earth Sound?

You see, the only people on the face of Earth more fucktarded than ISIS are the vegans. Shit, they can't even make a proper meal. If you puruse that link, above, you'll see a few of them condemning Allan, or whatever.

This is how fucktarded they are, in a nutshell: 'not proven to work in all places, all of the time, in any circumstance; so meat is murder. SO DON'T EVEN TRY!!!!'

I told you. Hands down, vegans in general and as a group consensus, are the most brain deficient, retarded people on Earth.

They would chop off heads and put it up on YouTube if they were anything but a collection of 70% weak-white-skinny-fat bitches; and 30% guys, who like to get into the panties of weak-white-skinny-fat bitches.