It’s official: The world has gone central-planner crazy, Leading German Keynesian Economist Calls For Cash Ban

Originally posted on Reclaim Our Republic:

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May 17, 2015 by Zero Hedge

Monetary policy, whether in the form of “conventional” methods such as the micromanagement of policy rates or so-called “unconventional” measures such as QE, has proven utterly ineffective when it comes to both “smoothing out” the business cycle and reigniting economic growth in the wake of severe downturns. If anything, recent history has shown the exact opposite to be true. That is, the Fed helped to engineer the housing bubble and has now succeeded in inflating a similar bubble in stocks and fixed income.

Meanwhile, the Japanese experience with QE has plunged the country into what we have affectionately dubbed “The Kuroda Zone”, wherein the BoJ has cornered both the stock and bond markets while failing to promote wage growth or meaningfully raise inflation expectations. In China, the PBoC has taken to cutting policy rates at the first sign of weakness in the stock market…

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Rewriting The Past In Iceland

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Nothing said in the past will be remembered. We have always been at war with East Asia

Originally posted on Real Science:

The November, 1976 issue of National Geographic said that sun drives the climate, and that Iceland had cooled since 1940

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National Geographic : 1976 Nov, Page 586-587

The post 1940 cooling in Iceland didn’t fit NASA’s agenda, so three years ago they simply made it disappear.

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Credible Climate Science Is Now A Thing Of The Past

Originally posted on Real Science:

Fifteen years ago, Britain’s top climate scientists announced the end of snow.

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According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.

“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.

Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past – Environment – The Independent

Today they have a different story.

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UK weather: Arctic blast bringing snow, sleet and gale force winds likely to linger over May Bank Holiday weekend – Home News – UK – The Independent

Since the original forecast was made 15 years ago, Northern Hemisphere winter snow extent has rapidly increased to record levels.

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1970 – Scientists Blamed Low Antarctic Sea Ice Extent On CO2

Originally posted on Real Science:

In 1970, scientists blamed low Antarctic sea ice extent on CO2.

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists – Google Books

Now they blame high Antarctic sea ice extent on CO2.

NOAA said in a news release Tuesday that “as counterintuitive as expanding winter Antarctic sea ice may appear on a warming planet, it may actually be a manifestation of recent warming.

NOAA: Record Antarctic Sea Ice Growth Linked To Its Staggering Loss Of Land Ice | ThinkProgress

If the ice wasn’t changing, that would also be blamed on CO2.

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Too Many Wild Cards in the Climate Game

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NASA itself has been caught faking temperature data so it will fit the “template”.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Guest essay by Viv Forbes

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Climate alarmists claim incessantly that all bad weather is caused by man’s use of hydro-carbon fuels – oil, gas and coal.
They insist that man-made carbon dioxide is the trump card in the climate game. Their computerised models of doom assume ever-rising levels of carbon dioxide which will trump all natural climate controllers.

Unfortunately for their credibility, since at least the year 2000 global temperatures have trended level despite significant increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide.
The sun is the primary source of almost all of Earth’s heat. It is becoming increasingly clear that this gigantic heat generator, with its varying cycles and emissions, is an Ace in the climate game.

Then there are the massive oceans, whose vast heat capacity and ever-changing currents and oscillations also regularly trump the steady but tiny influence from man’s industry.
In order to explain the failure of their carbon-centric…

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How eager is Hillary to engage ‘regular people’ in Iowa? This photo sums it up

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Hillary Clinton’s “Mystery Machine” road trip is now in Iowa, and her appearances are being kept so small and manageable that they could be held in medium-sized closets, or expansive warehouses with tight security at the door:

Ha! The “Mystery Machine” probably has as many seats. And how many of those 16 chairs will be filled by people not affiliated with Hillary’s campaign in any way who have challenging, non-scripted questions for the candidate?

Uh huh.

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Reading Thermometers Is Hard

Originally posted on Real Science:

In the 1970’s, back when NASA was putting men on the moon – they simply didn’t know how to read thermometers correctly. Scientists thought that 1970 was cooler than 1900, and there was a big spike at 1940 – followed by rapid cooling.

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NASA can no longer put men on the moon, but they can go back in time and reread thermometers from the 1970’s. They have since discovered that 1970 was much warmer than 1900, and that the scientists who put men on the moon were of inferior intellect to Mikey, Gavin, and Jim.

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The image below overlays the 1970’s graph on the current one. NASA time travel  has removed the blip, and saved us from the unpardonable sin of climate denial.

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From: Tom Wigley <wigley@ucar.edu>
To: Phil Jones <p.jones@uea.ac.uk>
Subject: 1940s
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 23:25:38 -0600
Cc: Ben Santer <santer1@llnl.gov>

It would be good to remove at least part of the…

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