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Denial Of ‘Climate Change’ Will Not Be Published

In Environment on October 22, 2013 at 08:49

I have often blogged on the controversy surrounding Environment change, Green House Effect and Global Warming.

Deny Climate Change.

ON Climate Change, LA Times.And those scientists have provided ample evidence that human activity is indeed linked to climate change. Just last month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — a body made up of the world’s top climate scientists — said it was 95% certain that we fossil-fuel-burning humans are driving global warming. The debate right now isn’t whether this evidence exists (clearly, it does) but what this evidence means for us.
Simply put, I do my best to keep errors of fact off the letters page; when one does run, a correction is published. Saying “there’s no sign humans have caused climate change” is not stating an opinion, it’s asserting a factual inaccuracy.

There have been Scientific papers denying the Climate Change.’

A Scientist,Nobel Laureate, resigned from a Premier Institution  because the Paper denying Climate change was refused to be Published.

I have written the fact many NGOs exist by the people’s fear of Climate Change and it is a Huge Industry, raking in enormous profits for the NGOs.

Now the Media, Los Angeles Times‘ has joined the fray by refusing to publish letters that deny Climate Change.

A piece this weekend debunking the claim that Congress and the president are exempted from Obamacare has drawn a harsh reaction from some readers and conservative bloggers. But their umbrage wasn’t with the piece’s explanation of why letters making this claim do not get published.

Rather, they were upset by the statement that letters “[saying] there’s no sign humans have caused climate change” do not get printed. Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters blogged about it over the weekend:

“It’s one thing for a news outlet to advance the as yet unproven theory of anthropogenic global warming; it’s quite another to admit that you won’t publish views that oppose it.

“As amazing as it may seem, that’s exactly what the Los Angeles Times did Saturday in an article by editorial writerJon Healey….

“So letters to the editor ‘that say there’s no sign humans have caused climate change … do not get printed.’

“That’s quite a statement coming from an editorial writer not named Al Gore.”

The protagonists of Climate Change picked this up and started,

The Los Angeles Times recently announced that they are refusing to publish letters that deny climate change. Their reasoning is simple: climate denial contradicts basic science, and journalists should not print factually inaccurate information. This is a huge opportunity to demand that other mainstream newspapers follow the L.A. Times‘ lead and refuse to publish climate misinformation, too.

Sign the petition below to tell the editors of The New York TimesThe Washington PostUSA Today, and The Wall Street Journal: our country’s most respected newspapers should refuse to print letters that deny basic science. ‘

The fallacy here is there for every one to see.

It is not the ordinary mortals like you and me who deny Climate Change, but Scientists!

And one has to remember that Science is not Fallible, in fact it is more Fallible than anything else(read my posts on this under ‘Science’)

Read the following:

The Climate change and Green House Gases evoke a lot of controversy.

On the one hand a  group claims the world is becoming warmer and we are rushing into disaster because of green house Effects  the other Group claims that the data on Climate change is debatable , neutral scientific papers are not allowed to do the rounds and that Scientists advocating greenhouse Effects  do not allow external verification of their Data.

http://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/global-warming-falsenobel-winner-resigns/

I belong to the minority who believes  that climate change is a fraud perpetrated on the gullible, solely with the intention of funding the NGO Industry.”

http://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/anti-climate-policies-secret-funding-whats-wrong/

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-climate-change-letters-20131008,0,871615.story#axzz2iPjW9Iuk

http://act.forecastthefacts.org/sign/tell_newspapers_stop_publishing_climate_denial/?akid=238.29679.Jx5lpt&rd=1&t=3

“Dangerous manmade global warming” has become the most systematic, massive, costly fraud ever perpetrated. This is a harsh judgment, but the mounting evidence is undeniable.

As climate analyst Anthony Watts points out, after a very modest rise over 20 years, Earth’s average temperature hasn’t increased in 17 years, even as plant-fertilizing carbon-dioxide levels climbed to nearly 400 parts per million, still a minuscule 0.04 percent of the atmosphere.

The eight years since a Category 3 hurricane hit the United States marks the longest such period since 1900, he notes. Tornado frequency is the lowest on record. Droughts are shorter and less extreme than during the Dust Bowl and 1950s.

Arctic sea ice is back to normal, following the coldest summer in decades. Antarctic ice is at a record high. Sea levels continue to rise at a meager rate of 4 to 8 inches per century. Four of the five snowiest Northern Hemisphere winters in the last half-century have occurred since 2008. This year has brought the fewest U.S. forest fires in a decade and ranks second-lowest in acres burned.

Ignoring these facts, President Obama continues to claim “dangerous” carbon-dioxide emissions are causing “unprecedented” global warming, “more extreme” hurricanes, more wildfires, and rising seas that “threaten” coastal communities. His Environmental Protection Agency just proposed stringent job-killing carbon-dioxide regulations for coal-fired power plants and has more rules in the hopper — at a time when the economy is already turning full-time positions into part-time jobs and welfare.

As they prepared their latest scary report, U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change scientists, bureaucrats and eco-activists devised ways to cover up the “bad” news. Among other things, they deleted all references to the 17-year temperature standstill from the “summary for policymakers.” They are editing the science to reflect the politics.

Chairman Rajendra Pachauri insists that there is “definitely an increase in our belief” that humans are “responsible for climate change” and there is “no slowdown” in planetary temperature increases. The IPCC says it still has “very high confidence” that its faulty models correctly represent carbon-dioxide effects on planetary temperatures. Student papers, environmentalist press releases and baseless claims about disappearing Himalayan glaciers remain in IPCC reports, falsely presented as “peer-reviewed” studies by credentialed experts.”

http://www.climatechangedispatch.com/11658-a-model-for-climate-change-fraud.html

Microsoft to Produce Thriller Movies

In Gadgets on September 20, 2012 at 18:52

 

Microsoft is planning to produce Hollywood type Films on the lines of ‘Survivor’,C.S.I’

 

This is to help  the creation of original video content that will be available through Microsoft’s Xbox, as well as other devices that connect to it, including PCs, tablets, and smartphones.

Story:

Microsoft is making a big move into producing Hollywood-style series and movies for its Xbox platform, with the hiring of a former CBS executive who helped develop TV series such as “Survivor,” “C.S.I.,” and “Two and a Half Men.” It’s a great move for the company looking to find its place in a post-PC future.

Microsoft just hired Nancy Tellem, who will oversee the creation of original video content that will be available through Microsoft’s Xbox, as well as other devices that connect to it, including PCs, tablets, and smartphones. The Los Angeles Times reports that Tellem had been with CBS since 1997 and was in charge of the network’s entertainment division between 1998 and 2009. Microsoft will be building its own studio in Los Angeles, as well as making deals with existing Hollywood studios. Tellem told the Los Angeles Times that Microsoft will create “premium content” of a high enough quality to compete with cable and network TV shows. She added:

“We have large visions as to where this could all go. Building up a studio in Los Angeles with a significant financial commitment is very important.”

It’s not clear yet whether the video content will be free and ad-supported, available on a subscription basis, or avaialble as pay-per-view.”

Source:Computer World Blogs.com

 

Twitter Finds’up to 30 Dismembered Bodies’

In Blogging, Media, News on June 14, 2011 at 09:31

A Twitter tweet

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Any News will have an Event preceding it.

Unless the source is checked .only misinformation remains.

Yesterday,I came across a news item that the Supreme Court of India had asked the CBI to find where the 2G Scam money has gone before seeking opposing the bail application of Kanimozhi!

I was about to blog on this when I came across the news that the Court had only mentioned in passing as to where the money has gone.

It is not only non-existent stories but selective, and quoting out of context that has to be checked.

If there are any incorrect information in my blog,please inform me.

Story:

On last Thursday’s visit, cops did come upon the smell of rotten meat (from a broken freezer), and blood on the door (from Bankson’s daughter’s boyfriend, who cut his wrist). They showed up after receiving a tip from a psychic (now under investigation). By that time however, even International news agencies were covering the non-existent story with growing detail including headlines such as, “Dozens of bodies’ found in mass Texas grave,” that were tweeted and retweeted hundreds of time. …

“The way the events unfolded, probably around 3:30 or 3:45 p.m., we received a call from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department (Public Information Officer) Rex Evans, so it did not start with a tweet with us,” Collura told Garfield. “So I can set the record straight.” Curiously, PIO Evans didn’t mention the cops got their tip from a psychic.

For his part, PIO Evans didn’t seem interested in placing blame … or accepting it. He pretty much just spread it around, letting us all off the hook, or hanging us on it. “I believe not only mainstream media but social media played an integral part in,” the non-news frenzy. Adding that you can’t really pin it on anyone in particular, PIO Evans offered this timely observation: “In social media, nobody stops to verify anything.” Be it Facebook, emails or Twitter, “you can disseminate any information you want. Problem is, people don’t stop and think what they are releasing or putting out there could actually be harmful for someone else.”…

“I thought ‘Medium’ was canceled,” cracked the Los Angeles Times Scott Collins on Twitter Tuesday night as news outlets rushed to retract their breathless headlines about a (non-existent) stack of two dozen dismembered bodies. Just about every media outlet sent a breaking alert out on Twitter, fromThe New York Times, to Breaking News, to the Associated Press. And plenty “confirmed” the story. ABC tweeted, ” ‘Dozens of bodies’ found in mass Texas grave.” Seth Mnookin tweeted the sentiment of many this morning: “Hope “breaking news! dozens of headless bodies on Texas ranch!” was fun for @nytimes, et al, while it lasted.”

The supposed story of bodies, including those of children, rotting in an unattended farmhouse on the outskirts of metropolitan Houston came from a psychic who provided a tip to police. A psychic who is now under investigation. Most outlets got their headlines updated pretty quickly, and by today they’re leading with the fake-out. But Telegraph bloggerBrendan O’Neill caught a Reuters alert, now apparently deleted from the news agency’s site, that confirmed “Texas Authorities Find up to 30 Bodies.” The headline still shows up in a Google search.

http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/06/13/6849978-how-twitter-found-up-to-30-dismembered-bodies-

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2011/06/psychics-tip-touches-off-mass-murder-media-frenzy/38618/

Fever,Causes and Cure.

In Health on February 17, 2011 at 08:59

Open bottles of Extra Strength Tylenol and Ext...

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Fever is not a disease; it is a symptom of a disease.

Bear with it for a couple of hours; if the temperature is hovering around 102 F, apply cold press on the forehead, have clothes removed and lie in a ventilated room.

Then you can visit your Doctor,discuss with him including your diet habits and take mild medicines if necessary.

Never agree for a heavy Antibiotics course unless it is very essential.

Have tests done to determine causes.

Check for urine infection as well.

Never indulge in self medication or by the over the counter(OTC) drugs.

You can make the diagnosis of fever by taking your temperature with a thermometer. In an adult, the thermometer is placed in the mouth or rectum (use a rectal thermometer).

Feeling of motion when your body is still. Feeling lightheaded or that you are about to faint. Balance problems, such as being unsteady on your feet or feeling as if you might fall. Feelings of anxiety or panic.

In general, a fever can be treated with any nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent — called NSAIDS — such as ibuprofen (Motrin) or withacetaminophen (Tylenol). Both medications help control pain and fever. Alternating doses of each will also work and prevent accidental overdose. At times, a combination of both acetaminophen and ibuprofen will be needed to stop the fever.

Aspirin is not the first choice for fever reduction. It may be toxic in large doses in adults or cause Reye syndrome in children.

  • Ibuprofen comes in 200-mg tablets purchased over the counter at a drug store. You may take one to two tablets every four hours to decrease your temperature. Use the lowest possible dose.
    • Side effects of ibuprofen include nausea and vomiting, which may be prevented if the medication is taken with food. Rare side effects include diarrhea,constipation, heartburn, and stomach pain. People with stomach ulcers or kidney disease, pregnant women, and those with an aspirin allergy should avoid ibuprofen.
    • Common brand names of ibuprofen include Advil, Motrin, and Nuprin. Read the product label for specific ingredients described as ibuprofen.
    • Acetaminophen also prevents a fever from occurring. It comes in 325 mg tablets or 500 mg tablets over the counter. Again, one to two tablets every four hours should be used to eliminate a fever.
      • Side effects are rare, but some people are allergic to the medication. Extremely large doses (overdose) may cause liver failure. Therefore, people with liver disease and chronic alcohol users should avoid this medication.
      • Common brand names of acetaminophen are Aspirin Free Anacin, Feverall, Genapap, Panadol, Tempra, and Tylenol. Read the product label for specific ingredients described as acetaminophen.
    • A fever can cause you to become very dehydrated. Drink lots of fluids. Attempts to cool the skin may only make you more uncomfortable. This may also cause shivering, which will actually increase your body temperature if the fever is being caused by an infection. Further therapy depends on the cause of the fever and the accompanying symptoms. Basic cold symptoms can be treated with over-the-counter medications.
    • If the fever is caused by exposure to hot weather or overexertion, the technique is different from treating any other fever. Neither acetaminophen nor ibuprofen will be effective. The person needs to be cooled immediately. If the person is confused or unconsciousness, seek emergency medical help immediately. While waiting for help, remove the person from the hot environment and remove his or her clothes. The body should be cooled with a wet sponge, and a fan should be directed over the person.

The treatment of a fever depends on its cause. In most cases, except hyperthermia, acetaminophen or ibuprofen can be given to lower the temperature. Fluids may be given by mouth or intravenously to prevent dehydration, if necessary.

  • Viral illnesses usually resolve on their own. Medications to help with specific symptoms can be given. These may include medications to lower fever, help with congestion, soothe a sore throat, or control a runny nose. Viruses that cause vomiting and diarrhea may require intravenous fluids and medications to slow down the diarrhea and stop nausea. A few viral illnesses can be treated with antiviral drugs. Herpes and the influenza virus are examples. If the person is able to drink fluids and the symptoms are mild, he or she will be able to go home.
  • Bacterial illnesses require a specific antibiotic that depends on the type of bacteria found or where it is located in the body. The physician will determine whether the person is admitted to the hospital or sent home. This decision is based on the illness and the person’s other medical conditions.
  • Most fungal infections can be treated with an antifungal medication.
  • Drug-induced fever is eliminated when the medication is stopped.
  • A blood clot requires admission to the hospital and blood thinners.
  • Any person with an illness that inhibits the immune system will be evaluated closely and usually admitted to the hospital.
  • Environmental heat exposure requires aggressive cooling in the emergency room. The person’s clothes will be removed, a cooling fan and cool mist will be used, and his or her vital signs will be monitored closely. Hyperthermic people will be admitted to the hospital.
  • Related:

It has become second nature for most of us to self medicate our headaches, joint pain, and athletic injuries with over-the-counter pain medications. Many of us may have even been directed to do so by a physician. But how safe are over-the-counter painkillers?

It’s easy to forget that just because we can buy painkillers like Aspirin, Tylenol (acetaminophen), and Motrin (ibuprofen) over-the-counter, that they can still be dangerous. For the most part, these drugs are safe to use as directed. But many of us feel if a little is good, more must be better… and that’s where the trouble begins.

From LA Times — The ubiquitous but little-understood painkillers:

Used correctly, over-the-counter analgesics can help with acute aches and pains. Even more enticing, growing evidence suggests that some of them might also help fight Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, as well as heart attacks and some cancers.

But there are real risks. It’s easy to overdose, with dangers that include stomach upset, organ failure, strokes, even death. And the safe upper limits may vary from one person to the next, depending on body size, genes and prior health conditions.

When it comes to over-the-counter painkillers, acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol) is one of the most problematic, since only a very small amount over the recommended dose can have serious complications. And complicating the issue even more, Acetaminophen is in many over-the-counter cold medicines as well.

What about Motrin and Advil (ibuprofen — also known as NSAIDs)? Are they the safer choice? Not necessarily, especially with long-term use. This is from a 2005 article in Science Daily:

Everyday more than 30 million people take over-the-counter and prescription NSAIDs for pain relief, headaches and arthritis. Currently, there are about 20 NSAIDs available by prescription only. Many, including ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin and ketoprofen are available over the counter.* Although NSAIDs and aspirin provide great benefit in terms of pain relief and cardioprotective effects, there is an increased risk of gastrointestinal complications ranging from stomach pain to ulcers. Moreover, these drugs are responsible for severe and potentially deadly gastrointestinal problems. Each year, the side effects of long-term NSAID use cause nearly 103,000 hospitalizations and 16,500 deaths. More people die each year from NSAIDs-related complications than from AIDS and cervical cancer in the United States.

I learned this the hard way (a few years ago) when my mother was hospitalized (and nearly died) from complications due to long term use of ibuprofen.

Did you know that there are athletes that routinely take ibuprofen to prevent pain and injury? It turns out that this could be doing more harm than good. From an article in the LA Times — Over-the-counter painkillers can add to the pain:

After the race, runners who had taken ibuprofen showed signs of mild kidney impairment as well as mild endotoxemia, a potentially dangerous condition in which bacterial toxins present in the large intestine get into the bloodstream, Nieman and colleagues reported in 2006 in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity.

The drug also failed to help performance or recovery, the researchers reported in that paper and others. Both groups of runners reported equivalent amounts of pain during the race. Their times were the same. And afterward, their muscles were equally sore.

Most ironic, runners on ibuprofen actually had 50% more inflammation in their bodies after the race, even though athletes often choose to take the drug to fight inflammation.

http://www.blogher.com/how-dangerous-are-overthecounter-painkillers-are-you-risk

 

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