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It should trouble all people of conscience and morality because it’s so disgraceful. You know, you look at what’s happening in the Middle East and I think most Americans understand this, they see this enormous area riveted by religious hatred, by savagery of unimaginable proportions. Then you come to Israel and you see the one democracy that upholds basic human rights, that guards the rights of all minorities, that protects Christians—Christians are persecuted throughout the Middle East. So most Americans understand that Israel is a beacon of civilization and moderation. You know I would suggest to these Presbyterian organizations to fly to the Middle East, come and see Israel for the embattled democracy that it is, and then take a bus tour, go to Libya, go to Syria, go to Iraq, and see the difference. And I would give them two pieces of advice, one is, make sure it’s an armor plated bus, and second, don’t say that you’re Christians.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 

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The summer of 2014 has been the coolest summer on record for the U.S.



According to the latest data from the Historical Climatology Network, the summer of 2014 has been the coldest they’ve ever seen in the United States.

From Real Science:

The frequency of 90 degree days in the US has been plummeting for 80 years, and 2014 has had the lowest frequency of 90 degree days through July 23 on record. The only other year which came close was 1992, and that was due to dust in the atmosphere from Mt Pinatubo.

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This should come as no surprise to anyone who has actually been in the United States this summer. It has been unseasonably cool for most of the country.

From The Weather Channel:

Temperature records set way back in the 1880s were broken as unusually cool air blanketed a large part of the country in the heart of summer. It felt more like fall from the Upper Midwest into the South this past week.

An unusually strong cold front for July began its southward plunge on Monday, July 14. The result was below-average temperatures for much of the central and eastern U.S.

Many all-time record low temperature records for the month of July were broken. On Wednesday morning Joplin, Missouri tied its all-time July record low of 50 degrees.

The state of Oklahoma recorded its coolest July day on Thursday with an average temperature of 63.6 degrees. The previous record was 66.3 degrees set on July 12, 1953. The average temperature is found by adding up all the high and low temperatures across the state, then dividing the total by two and then dividing by the number of reporting stations.

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Go ahead. Get the whole “weather isn’t climate” thing out of your system. Obviously an isolated weather event isn’t climate. But lots of “isolated” weather events over a course of years is considered climate:

cli·mate, ˈklīmit: the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.

Is nearly 18 years long enough?




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This is lunacy and we have and millions have died from it.

Seriously people, can you not see past a coat of paint down to the structure of ideas?  Command and control economies are as old as human history.  Replace priests with engineers and nobles with scientists and you have every primitive society’s plan for the future.

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