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Super Moon as viewed from Jefferson City, MT. June 22, 2013.

Super Moon as viewed from Jefferson City, MT. June 22, 2013.

Tonight was a Super Moon, the largest moon of the year.  My daughter Katie and I had some fun with the telescope and took some pictures of it.  Here is one of them.  The heavens declare His glory! -John

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He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. (Matthew 28:6)

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. (Matthew 28:6)

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. (Matthew 28:6)

Do YOU believe it?  Do YOU believe what God says? The Bible foretold of our Saviour Jesus way back in Genesis 3:15.

Do YOU believe it… Just as He said?  There is a sad, growing trend, to dismiss Genesis as fact, even in many our our Bible preaching churches.  We have decided to believe fallible man’s opinion rather than infallible God’s Word.  If you don’t believe what He said about our Saviour in Genesis, why would you believe it in Matthew?

So, do YOU believe it?  Just as He said?  He is not here; He has risen!

Happy Resurrection Day.  It happened JUST AS HE SAID, starting from Genesis.

– John

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Living in the Elkhorn Mountains in Southwest Montana, we are used to getting lots of snow.  We have been waiting for the usual spring snow storms to arrive, and they did not disappoint us.  Last night we got about eight inches of snow.  Here is a picture.  Notice the back of the basket ball backboard.  Yes, the kids have  been out playing  basketball in the nice spring weather that preceded the snow storm.

– John

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The Weather Report V.S. Reality… The weather report says we are supposed to get less than a half inch of snow.  It has reported this for a couple of days.  It has been snowing steadily, but lightly, for over the past 24 hours and we now have close to a half a foot, not a half an inch.  Click on a picture to see a larger view.

We are used to living in this odd little weather bubble at Jefferson City, Montana.  I guess it is time to go plow the snow!

– John

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Here are a few photos of things I’ve come across in the past couple of weeks while traveling around Montana and at home.
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A Cattle Drive In Montana

A Cattle Drive In Montana

It is spring time in Montana and the ranchers are moving their cattle.  As I travel across this beautiful state, I frequently come across cattle drives.  This was a large one and whenever traffic started to make headway through the drive, the cattle sped up also, and made our achievement, null and void.

J.J.'s Drawing On The Magna Doodle

J.J.'s Drawing On The Magna Doodle

The above photo is a picture J.J. drew on his Magna Doodle.  Very good J.J.!

Don't Park In My Spot!

Don't Park In My Spot!

OK now, for all you A.D.A. experts out there, this one takes things to the extreme.  OK, OK, we won’t park there!Wink Actually, it is a dog kennel that is for sale.

Those Fake Branches Are Ruining My View.

Those Fake Branches Are Ruining My View.

This one is really wild.  Oh, I want to live in the mountains of Montana, AND I wasn’t my precious cell phone, but don’t you dare put up a tower to ruin my view!  So, let’s put some fake branches on it and ruin a wider portion of the view!  (BTW, being a Ham Radio Operator, in my opinion, a tower never ruins the view, IT IS THE VIEW.)

John

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We just went through our fourth “last” spring snow storm. We thought each of the last four storms was the last, but we are continually surprised by another one.  This one was a doozy, lasted three days, and covered the center third of the state from North to South.

A while back we got some new bird feeders.  We are amazed by the beautiful and different kinds of birds that migrate through Jefferson City in the spring.  The birds have not discovered our new feeders though, and we were wondering if there was a problem with them or the bird feed.  This last storm forced the birds to notice our new feeders and now we have lots of birds again.  They were quite happy to find some food since the ground had over a foot of new snow on it.

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John

Late Spring Storm Late Spring Storm Late Spring Storm Late Spring Storm Late Spring Storm Late Spring Storm Late Spring Storm Late Spring Storm The Birds Were Happy To Find Some Food The Birds Were Happy To Find Some Food Birds eating from our new bird feeders. The Birds Were Happy To Find Some Food A Late Spring Storm Decorates One Of Our Trees. The New Spring Snow Was So Shimmery And Shiny.

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Ok, now a little fun.  If you don’t find this humorous, go to a different web site.


Reasons it’s great to be a man:

10.You don’t give a darn if nobody notices your new haircut.

9.One mood… all the dang time.

8.Phone conversations are done in 30 seconds.

7.A two week vacation requires one overnight bag.

6.You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.

5.Your underwear is $10.00 for a three pack.

4.If you are 34 and single, nobody notices.

3.You are not expected to know the name of more than five colors (blue,green, red, brown, orange…)

2.The same hair style lasts years… maybe decades… probably a life time.

1.One wallet,one pair of shoes, one color, all seasons.

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My sister in law, Kathi, sent me this link. http://www.kusi.com/weather/colemanscorner/38574742.html from KUSI’s web site.  If you thought the whole global warming thing was a scam, you are correct!  Read on!

John

By John Coleman, January 28, 2009

The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax we citizens for our carbon footprints. Only two details stand in the way, the faltering economic times and a dramatic turn toward a colder climate. The last two bitter winters have lead to a rise in public awareness that CO2 is not a pollutant and is not a significant greenhouse gas that is triggering runaway global warming.

How did we ever get to this point where bad science is driving big government we have to struggle so to stop it?

The story begins with an Oceanographer named Roger Revelle. He served with the Navy in World War II. After the war he became the Director of the Scripps Oceanographic Institute in La Jolla in San Diego, California. Revelle saw the opportunity to obtain major funding from the Navy for doing measurements and research on the ocean around the Pacific Atolls where the US military was conducting atomic bomb tests. He greatly expanded the Institute’s areas of interest and among others hired Hans Suess, a noted Chemist from the University of Chicago, who was very interested in the traces of carbon in the environment from the burning of fossil fuels. Revelle tagged on to Suess studies and co-authored a paper with him in 1957. The paper raises the possibility that the carbon dioxide might be creating a greenhouse effect and causing atmospheric warming. It seems to be a plea for funding for more studies. Funding, frankly, is where Revelle’s mind was most of the time.

Next Revelle hired a Geochemist named David Keeling to devise a way to measure the atmospheric content of Carbon dioxide. In 1960 Keeling published his first paper showing the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and linking the increase to the burning of fossil fuels.

These two research papers became the bedrock of the science of global warming, even though they offered no proof that carbon dioxide was in fact a greenhouse gas. In addition they failed to explain how this trace gas, only a tiny fraction of the atmosphere, could have any significant impact on temperatures.

Now let me take you back to the1950s when this was going on. Our cities were entrapped in a pall of pollution from the crude internal combustion engines that powered cars and trucks back then and from the uncontrolled emissions from power plants and factories. Cars and factories and power plants were filling the air with all sorts of pollutants. There was a valid and serious concern about the health consequences of this pollution and a strong environmental movement was developing to demand action. Government accepted this challenge and new environmental standards were set. Scientists and engineers came to the rescue. New reformulated fuels were developed for cars, as were new high tech, computer controlled engines and catalytic converters. By the mid seventies cars were no longer big time polluters, emitting only some carbon dioxide and water vapor from their tail pipes. Likewise, new fuel processing and smoke stack scrubbers were added to industrial and power plants and their emissions were greatly reduced, as well.

But an environmental movement had been established and its funding and very existence depended on having a continuing crisis issue. So the research papers from Scripps came at just the right moment. And, with them came the birth of an issue; man-made global warming from the carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels.

Revelle and Keeling used this new alarmism to keep their funding growing. Other researchers with environmental motivations and a hunger for funding saw this developing and climbed aboard as well. The research grants began to flow and alarming hypothesis began to show up everywhere.

The Keeling curve showed a steady rise in CO2 in atmosphere during the period since oil and coal were discovered and used by man. As of today, carbon dioxide has increased from 215 to 385 parts per million. But, despite the increases, it is still only a trace gas in the atmosphere. While the increase is real, the percentage of the atmosphere that is CO2 remains tiny, about .41 hundredths of one percent.

Several hypothesis emerged in the 70s and 80s about how this tiny atmospheric component of CO2 might cause a significant warming. But they remained unproven. Years have passed and the scientists kept reaching out for evidence of the warming and proof of their theories. And, the money and environmental claims kept on building up.

Back in the 1960s, this global warming research came to the attention of a Canadian born United Nation’s bureaucrat named Maurice Strong. He was looking for issues he could use to fulfill his dream of one-world government. Strong organized a World Earth Day event in Stockholm, Sweden in 1970. From this he developed a committee of scientists, environmentalists and political operatives from the UN to continue a series of meeting.

Strong developed the concept that the UN could demand payments from the advanced nations for the climatic damage from their burning of fossil fuels to benefit the underdeveloped nations, a sort of CO2 tax that would be the funding for his one-world government. But, he needed more scientific evidence to support his primary thesis. So Strong championed the establishment of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This was not a pure climate study scientific organization, as we have been lead to believe. It was an organization of one-world government UN bureaucrats, environmental activists and environmentalist scientists who craved the UN funding so they could produce the science they needed to stop the burning of fossil fuels. Over the last 25 years they have been very effective. Hundreds of scientific papers, four major international meetings and reams of news stories about climatic Armageddon later, the UN IPCC has made its points to the satisfaction of most and even shared a Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.

At the same time, that Maurice Strong was busy at the UN, things were getting a bit out of hand for the man who is now called the grandfather of global warming, Roger Revelle. He had been very politically active in the late 1950’s as he worked to have the University of California locate a San Diego campus adjacent to Scripps Institute in La Jolla. He won that major war, but lost an all important battle afterward when he was passed over in the selection of the first Chancellor of the new campus.

He left Scripps finally in 1963 and moved to Harvard University to establish a Center for Population Studies. It was there that Revelle inspired one of his students to become a major global warming activist. This student would say later, “It felt like such a privilege to be able to hear about the readouts from some of those measurements in a group of no more than a dozen undergraduates. Here was this teacher presenting something not years old but fresh out of the lab, with profound implications for our future!” The student described him as “a wonderful, visionary professor” who was “one of the first people in the academic community to sound the alarm on global warming,” That student was Al Gore. He thought of Dr. Revelle as his mentor and referred to him frequently, relaying his experiences as a student in his book Earth in the Balance, published in 1992.

So there it is, Roger Revelle was indeed the grandfather of global warming. His work had laid the foundation for the UN IPCC, provided the anti-fossil fuel ammunition to the environmental movement and sent Al Gore on his road to his books, his movie, his Nobel Peace Prize and a hundred million dollars from the carbon credits business.

What happened next is amazing. The global warming frenzy was becoming the cause celeb of the media. After all the media is mostly liberal, loves Al Gore, loves to warn us of impending disasters and tell us “the sky is falling, the sky is falling”. The politicians and the environmentalist loved it, too.

But the tide was turning with Roger Revelle. He was forced out at Harvard at 65 and returned to California and a semi retirement position at UCSD. There he had time to rethink Carbon Dioxide and the greenhouse effect. The man who had inspired Al Gore and given the UN the basic research it needed to launch its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was having second thoughts. In 1988 he wrote two cautionary letters to members of Congress. He wrote, “My own personal belief is that we should wait another 10 or 20 years to really be convinced that the greenhouse effect is going to be important for human beings, in both positive and negative ways.” He added, “…we should be careful not to arouse too much alarm until the rate and amount of warming becomes clearer.”

And in 1991 Revelle teamed up with Chauncey Starr, founding director of the Electric Power Research Institute and Fred Singer, the first director of the U.S. Weather Satellite Service, to write an article for Cosmos magazine. They urged more research and begged scientists and governments not to move too fast to curb greenhouse CO2 emissions because the true impact of carbon dioxide was not at all certain and curbing the use of fossil fuels could have a huge negative impact on the economy and jobs and our standard of living. I have discussed this collaboration with Dr. Singer. He assures me that Revelle was considerably more certain than he was at the time that carbon dioxide was not a problem.

Did Roger Revelle attend the Summer enclave at the Bohemian Grove in Northern California in the Summer of 1990 while working on that article? Did he deliver a lakeside speech there to the assembled movers and shakers from Washington and Wall Street in which he apologized for sending the UN IPCC and Al Gore onto this wild goose chase about global warming? Did he say that the key scientific conjecture of his lifetime had turned out wrong? The answer to those questions is, “I think so, but I do not know it for certain”. I have not managed to get it confirmed as of this moment. It’s a little like Las Vegas; what is said at the Bohemian Grove stays at the Bohemian Grove. There are no transcripts or recordings and people who attend are encouraged not to talk. Yet, the topic is so important, that some people have shared with me on an informal basis.

Roger Revelle died of a heart attack three months after the Cosmos story was printed. Oh, how I wish he were still alive today. He might be able to stop this scientific silliness and end the global warming scam.

Al Gore has dismissed Roger Revelle’s Mea culpa as the actions of senile old man. And, the next year, while running for Vice President, he said the science behind global warming is settled and there will be no more debate, From 1992 until today, he and his cohorts have refused to debate global warming and when ask about we skeptics they simply insult us and call us names.

So today we have the acceptance of carbon dioxide as the culprit of global warming. It is concluded that when we burn fossil fuels we are leaving a dastardly carbon footprint which we must pay Al Gore or the environmentalists to offset. Our governments on all levels are considering taxing the use of fossil fuels. The Federal Environmental Protection Agency is on the verge of naming CO2 as a pollutant and strictly regulating its use to protect our climate. The new President and the US congress are on board. Many state governments are moving on the same course.

We are already suffering from this CO2 silliness in many ways. Our energy policy has been strictly hobbled by no drilling and no new refineries for decades. We pay for the shortage this has created every time we buy gas. On top of that the whole thing about corn based ethanol costs us millions of tax dollars in subsidies. That also has driven up food prices. And, all of this is a long way from over.

And, I am totally convinced there is no scientific basis for any of it.

Global Warming. It is the hoax. It is bad science. It is a highjacking of public policy. It is no joke. It is the greatest scam in history.

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We had a good thunder storm roll through this evening with a lot of hail  The hail was small but it covered everything. Click the pictures to see a closer look.

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