According to a recent press release by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, both May and June were their respective hottest months ever recorded. And, like any dishonest entity with an agenda, the AP along with several other news sites, ran with the story without any shred of actual journalism.
From the AP:
The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That’s after the world broke a record in May.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month’s average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees higher than the 20th century average. It beat 2010’s old record by one-twentieth of a degree.
While one-twentieth of a degree doesn’t sound like much, in temperature records it’s like winning a horse race by several lengths, said NOAA climate monitoring chief Derek Arndt.
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Isn’t that a great story? But what about, you know, reality? According to the much more accurate and unbiased satellite data, neither May nor June were even close to the hottest ever; A fact that the NOAA knew but chose to leave out of its press release.
I’ll let Steven Goddard tell you:
NOAA has entered the realm of blatant, unabashed fraud in their current discussions about climate.
More accurate satellite data which actually measures troposphere temperatures, shows that NOAA’s claims of record heat are incorrect. NOAA’s failure to disclose this information in their press release shows that they are intentionally misleading the public.
Look, there’s too much at stake for alarmists to just let the data speak for itself. They know that if the religion of climate change fails in the eyes of the public, then progressivism suffers a serious blow, and that’s something that they can’t let happen.
So much for science.
Rick Perry responds to Obama’s current lawless actions (or inaction) by sending 1,000 National Guard troops to help protect the border.
From CBS News:
Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, announced Monday that he is activating up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as he accuses the federal government of offering “lip service” on border security.
The announcement comes as the Obama administration is still struggling to deal with the influx of more than 50,000 unaccompanied minors, most from Central America, who have crossed into the United States in the past year. The additional resources are not aimed at the children themselves, Perry said, describing them instead as a “force multiplier” to help the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) “combat the brutal Mexican drug cartels that are preying upon our communities.”
"I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor. We are too good of a country," Perry said.
Regardless of where you stand on immigration policy, what’s happening now is unacceptable. The taxpayers are footing the bill for the housing of thousands upon thousands of people in sub-standard, sometimes dangerous, living conditions, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.
Poor IRS. It’s hard to buy good computer equipment on a shoestring budget of $11.2 billion.
From the Daily Caller:
IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane said in transcribed congressional testimony that more IRS officials experienced computer crashes, bringing the total number of crash victims to “less than 20,” and also said that the agency does not know if the lost emails are still backed up somewhere.
The new round of computer crash victims includes David Fish, who routinely corresponded with Lois Lerner, as well as Lerner subordinate Andy Megosh, Lerner’s technical adviser Justin Lowe, and Cincinnati-based agent Kimberly Kitchens.
Umm…of course there’s no back-up anywhere. That’s what happens when you destroy evidence. It would be pointless to destroy only one of the copies.
Here we go. At the same time that Detroit is figuring out that crime decreases when more law-abiding citizens have guns, Cleveland is defying logic and statistics by introducing legislation that would ration guns. Why do progressives like violence so much?
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has introduced his sweeping legislation to the city that will include strict new limits on gun purchases and require all guns sales to be reported.
This comes a month after Jackson promised to “take on the victim mentality” and overhaul existing gun regulations in the Forest City.
“We’ve taken thousands of guns off the streets of Cleveland over the last eight and a half years,” Jackson said in a statement. “This legislation, if passed, will give us another way to attack the problem of gun violence in Cleveland and make Cleveland a safer place.”
The comprehensive 31-page emergency ordinance proposes a number of changes to the city’s gun regulations. These include limiting gun purchases to one every 90 days, with an exemption for law enforcement, members of the Ohio National Guard, and licensed firearms dealers.
In addition, the law would require gun sales and transfers between private citizens, as well as loss of theft of a gun, be reported to police. Further, it would be illegal to allow access to a firearm to anyone under 18 years of age, or loan a gun to someone not eligible to own one by law. Those who violate gun ordinances in the city would be required to register in a publicly available gun offender registry.
This is a lot of things, but Constitutional ain’t one of them.
The world is in turmoil, folks. After weeks of missiles and bombs being shot back and forth across the border between Israel and Gaza, Israel has decided to send in ground troops.
From the Jerusalem Post:
After days of waiting and deliberation, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday night directed the IDF to send ground troops into Gaza to strike the terror tunnels into Israel.
Signalling that the initial phase of the ground attack will be limited, a statement put out by the Prime Minister’s Office said that Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon Netanyahu directed the IDF to prepare to expand the ground operation.
The statement said that the security cabinet approved the operation after Israel agreed to the Egyptian cease-fire proposal on Tuesday, which Hamas rejected. In addition, the statement said, Hamas even fired rockets during the Thursday’s five-hour humanitarian cease-fire.
“In light of Hamas’ continuous criminal aggression, and the dangerous infiltration into Israeli territory, Israel is obligated to act in defense of its citizens,” the statement said.
This can’t be welcomed news to Hamas terrorists. Not only are they not able to get many rockets through Israel’s “Iron Dome”, now they face ground combat for which they’re likely not ready.
Hey, remember when Obama recently said that "The World Is Less Violent Than It Has Ever Been"? Yeah, not so much.
BREAKING: Passenger plane carrying 295 people shot down over Ukraine; UPDATE: Ukraine official confirms it was shot down
No one is sure of the details just yet but apparently a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over Ukraine. Early speculation is that Russia was involved.
A Malaysian passenger plane with 295 people on board has been shot down as it flew above eastern Ukraine, according to aviation sources.
The plane, which is believed to have been flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was travelling at an altitude of 10km (6.2 miles) when it was shot down, the Russian news agency Inferfax reported.
A spokesman for Malaysian Airlines confirmed “an incident” involving one of its flights and is expected to release a statement shortly.
The aircraft involved is believed to be a Boeing 777 with flight number MH17, which departed from Amsterdam at 12.14am local time.
Sky’s Katie Stallard, in Moscow, said media reports suggest the plane came down in an area where there has been recent heavy fighting amid continuing tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
We will obviously have more as details come to light.
Please be in prayer for the families of those involved.
UPDATE from CBS Washington:
An adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east of the country.
Anton Gerashenko says on his Facebook page the Boeing 777 plane was flying at an altitude of 10,000 meters (33,000 feet) when it was hit Thursday by a missile fired from a Buk launcher.
The plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur before it went down, according to Reuters.
Interfax reports that the Ukrainian Interior Ministry says that everyone on board was killed.
Last week we wrote about how the Obama administration is allowing illegals to fly on commercial airlines without even having a valid form of ID. Now, we’ve learned that many illegal aliens are also not receiving health screenings for infectious diseases before being allowed to fly.
The federal government is so overwhelmed by the current tide of migrants crossing the border it can’t provide basic medical screening to all of the children before transporting them – often by air – to longer-term holding facilities across the country, ABC News has learned.
The director of refugee health in the federal Health and Human Services Department “has identified a breakdown of the medical screening processes at the Nogales, Arizona, facility,” according to an internal Department of Defense memo reviewed by ABC News. The “breakdown” a systemic failure of the handoff of these children between CBP and HHS.
Inside the government, officials are sounding alarms, fearing that they and their teams who come in contact with the sick children face potential exposure to infectious diseases from chicken pox to influenza, including rare cases of H1N1, more commonly called swine flu.
Two unaccompanied children were flown from Nogales to California despite having 101-degree fevers and flu-like symptoms, according to the Department of Defense memo. Those children had to be hospitalized.
The memo said pointedly that officials in charge of moving the immigrants from Border Patrol processing centers to Health and Human Services facilities are “putting sick [fevers and coughing] unaccompanied children on airplanes inbound for [Naval Base Ventura County] in addition to the chicken pox and coxsackie virus cases.”
The document said three other kids were in the ICU at local hospitals in California, and two of them were diagnosed with strep pneumonia.
Less than a week later, that same Ventura Naval Base suffered an outbreak of pneumonia and influenza among the unaccompanied minors inside the shelter.
“Preliminary reports indicate that several unaccompanied minors in the shelter had become ill with what appears to be pneumonia and influenza,” according to a statement from the Administration for Children and Families at Health and Human Services.
The border crisis grows more and more grave every day. If the Obama administration doesn’t quickly secure the border and turning people away before they enter the country, we are likely to face a major health epidemic. Simply by enforcing laws already on the books, the Obama administration could end this crisis within days. There is no reason why illegals are being allowed to cross the border before they are stopped by border patrol.