Saturday, November 5, 2011

Letter to WSJ "Taking the Earth temp requires... lots of thermometers"

Saturday, November 5, 2011 2:56 AM

Chicago Saturday AM 5 November 2011

Editors, The Wall Street Journal


The Wall Street Journal article “Global Temperatures: All Over the
Map ” of Saturday 5 November opens “Taking the Earth's temperature requires more than lots of thermometers. It also relies on surveying tools, satellites—and confidence in statistical models used to put the numbers together.”

This is the first of seven references in the article to “models” or
“statistical models”, a fundamental tool of the global warmists.

Not mentioned is the 4.5 billion year age of the planet which, if
plugged into a statistical model of an 80 year human lifetime shows
one Earth year being 0.562 seconds of that life span, meaning humans first appeared in our model earth 39 days ago; Earliest known use of charcoal (carbon) by humans, for the reduction of copper, zinc and tin ores, was 54 minutes ago to our 80-year-old. Humans had no idea of measuring temperature before Galileo's 1593 invention of the thermometer , 4 minutes ago to our senior citizen. Discovery of carbon dioxide in 1630? 3 minutes 30 seconds ago.

If you took our geezer's blood pressure as 130/70, then took it again 5 minutes later and got 135 over 75, would you start making funeral arrangements?"

Arnold H Nelson (72bc)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Letter to ChiTrib US Presidents & US national debt

Chicago AM 3 November 2011

Voice of the people, Chicago Tribune


The Chicago Tribune on Sunday 30 October featured an impressive graphic at the bottom of page 27 titled “Commanders-in-debt” showing Federal debt accumulated by presidency. In case the reader needs reminding, it is pointed out that “more than 60% of that amount has accrued in just the last decade.”

That decade is essentially the current and immediately preceeding presidents'. President George W Bush is listed as having accounted for 32.8% of the national debt, and President Obama only 28.9%. Some people will say: “Hey, look, the evil George W Bush accumulated more national debt than the sainted Barack H Obama.” Do they go a little further and realize that it took George Bush 96 months do his part ($51 billion per month), and only 33 months ($131 billion per month) for the current President to do his. At this rate President Obama will leave President Bush in the debt dust around November 15 of this year. Will the Chicago Tribune note this event in another article?

Arnold H Nelson (48bc)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Letter to New York Times on Flat Tax Editorial

Chicago Tuesday 1 November 2011

Editors, The New York Times


The New York Times editorial “Flat Taxes and Angry Voters” opens
“... Americans are now telling pollsters they want a tax system that raises more money and is more fair by asking the rich to pay more.” In November 2010 a Tea Party invigorated Republican party took 63 House of representatives seats away from the Democrats, effectively telling their elected officials they wanted, among other things, a flat rate tax for all citizens.

The editorial continues: “Take the flat tax plan of Gov. Rick Perry of Texas... what it would really do is give high-income Americans a big tax break, while almost everyone else could expect relatively modest tax savings or none at all.” That 'everyone else' must certainly include the “47% of Households” who pay no income taxes at all (New York Times Tuesday 13 April 2010.)

The editorial concludes “The country also needs a ... tax system... that strengthens progressivity.” Progressivity is easy to strengthen, but there are limits to how far you can go – Soviet Russia and North Korea are two examples.

Arnold H Nelson (50 bc)