Fwd: Pre-industrial CO2 levels were about the same as today

May you and your loved ones share a credible 2009! -Mike



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More politically incorrect light (and data) concerning global warming --- that runs counter to the presumptions from Al Gore (inventor of the internet) J

It is important for some folks to look at the data , because our elected representatives are reacting to power point slide presentations and sound bytes

Pre-industrial CO2 levels were about the same as today. How and why we are told otherwise?

By Dr. Tim Ball Wednesday, December 10, 2008
How many failed predictions, discredited assumptions and evidence of incorrect data are required before an idea loses credibility? CO2 is not causing warming or climate change. It is not a toxic substance or a pollutant. Despite this President Elect Obama met with Al Gore on December 9 no doubt to plan a climate change strategy based on these problems. They make any plan to reduce of CO2 completely unnecessary.
Proponents of human induced warming and climate change told us that an increase in CO2 precedes and causes temperature increases. They were wrong. They told us the late 20th century was the warmest on record. They were wrong. They told us, using the infamous “hockey stick” graph, the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) did not exist. They were wrong. They told us global temperatures would increase through 2008 as CO2 increased. They were wrong. They told us Arctic ice would continue to decrease in area through 2008. They were wrong. They told us October 2008 was the second warmest on record. They were wrong. They told us 1998 was the warmest year on record in the US. They were wrong it was 1934. They told us current atmospheric levels of CO2 are the highest on record. They are wrong. They told us pre-industrial atmospheric levels of CO2 were approximately 100 parts per million (ppm) lower than the present 385 ppm. They are wrong. This last is critical because the claim is basic to the argument that humans are causing warming and climate change by increasing the levels of atmospheric CO2 and have throughout the Industrial era. In fact, pre-industrial CO2 levels were about the same as today, but how did they conclude they were lower?
In a paper submitted to the Hearing before the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Professor Zbigniew Jaworowski explains,
The basis of most of the IPCC conclusions on anthropogenic causes and on projections of climatic change is the assumption of low level of CO2 in the pre-industrial atmosphere. This assumption, based on glaciological studies, is false.”
Ice cores provide the historic record and data collected at Mauna Loa the recent record. Both records are drastically modified to produce a smooth continuous curve with little variability. This was necessary to confirm the evidence falsely concluded from many 19th century measures that pre-industrial levels were approximately 280 ppm and didn’t vary much. So how did they engineer the smooth curves and ignore the fact the 19th century record shows a global average of 335 ppm and considerable variability from year to year.
Most people don’t know that thousands of direct measures of atmospheric CO2 were made beginning in 1812. Scientists took the readings with calibrated instruments and precise measurements as the work of Ernst-Georg Beck has thoroughly documented. Guy Stewart Callendar was an earlier visitor to these records. He rejected most of the records including 69% of the 19th century records and only selected certain records that established the pre-industrial level as 280 ppm. Here is a plot of the records with those Callendar selections circled.



It is clear how only low readings were chosen. Also notice how the slope and trend is changed compared to the entire record.
As Jaworowski notes,
“The notion of low pre-industrial CO2 atmospheric level, based on such poor knowledge, became a widely accepted Holy Grail of climate warming models. The modelers ignored the evidence from direct measurements of CO2 in atmospheric air indicating that in 19th century its average concentration was 335 ppmv.”
Beck recently confirmed Jaworowski’s research. A September 2008 article in Energy and Environment examined the readings in great detail and validated the 19th century findings. In a devastating conclusion Beck writes,
Modern greenhouse hypothesis is based on the work of G.S. Callendar and C.D. Keeling, following S. Arrhenius, as latterly popularized by the IPCC. Review of available literature raise the question if these authors have systematically discarded a large number of valid technical papers and older atmospheric CO2 determinations because they did not fit their hypothesis? Obviously they use only a few carefully selected values from the older literature, invariably choosing results that are consistent with the hypothesis of an induced rise of CO2 in air caused by the burning of fossil fuel.
So the pre-industrial level is at least 50 ppm higher than the level put into the computer models that produce all future climate predictions. The models also incorrectly assume uniform atmospheric global distribution and virtually no variability of CO2 from year to year.
Beck found, “Since 1812, the CO2 concentration in northern hemispheric air has fluctuated exhibiting three high level maxima around 1825, 1857 and 1942 the latter showing more than 400 ppm.” Here is a plot from Beck comparing 19th century readings with ice core and Mauna Loa data.


Compare the variability of the atmospheric measures with the smooth line of the ice core record. Eliminating extreme readings and then applying a long term smoothing average achieved this. When smoothing is done on the scale of the ice core record a great deal of information is lost. Elimination of high readings prior to the smoothing makes the loss even greater. Also note that as with all known records the temperature changes before the CO2, in this record by approximately 5 years.
Elimination of data is also done with the Mauna Loa and other atmospheric readings, which can vary up to 600 ppm in the course of a day. Beck explains how Charles Keeling established the Mauna Loa readings by using the lowest readings of the afternoon. He ignored natural sources, a practice that continues. Beck presumes Keeling decided to avoid these low level natural sources by establishing the station at 4000 meters (m) up the volcano. As Beck notes “Mauna Loa does not represent the typical atmospheric CO2 on different global locations but is typical only for this volcano at a maritime location in about 4000 m altitude at that latitude.” (Beck, 2008, “50 Years of Continuous Measurement of CO2 on Mauna Loa” Energy and Environment, Vol 19, No.7.)
Keeling’s son continues to operate the Mauna Loa facility and as Beck notes, “owns the global monopoly of calibration of all CO2 measurements.” Since the young Keeling is a co-author of the IPCC reports they accept the version that Mauna Loa is representative of global readings and that they reflect an increase since pre-industrial levels.

The Ice Core record


Jaworowski estimates the ice core readings are at least 20% low. That is more reasonable given the CO2 levels for 600 millions years using geologic evidence. Here the current level of 385 ppm is the lowest in the entire record and only equaled by a period between 315 and 270 million years ago (mya).






There are many problems with the ice core record. It takes years, sometimes up to 80, for air to be trapped in the ice so the question is what is actually being trapped and measured? Melt water moving through the ice especially when the ice is close to the surface can contaminate the air bubble. Bacteria form in the ice releasing gases even in 500,000-year-old ice at great depth. Under the pressure below 50m ice changes from brittle to plastic and begins to flow. The layers formed with each year of snowfall gradually disappear as the ice layers meld and compress. A considerable depth of ice covering a long period of time is required to obtain a single reading at depth.
Further evidence of the effects of smoothing and the artificially low ice core readings are provided by measurements of stomata. Stomata are the small openings on leaves that vary directly with the amount of atmospheric CO2. A comparison of a stomata record with the ice core record for a 2000-year period illustrates the issue.





Stomata data on the right show the higher readings and variability when compared to the excessively smoothed ice core record on the left. This aligns quantitatively with the 19th century measurements as Jaworowski and Beck assert. A Danish stomata record shows levels of 333 ppm 9400 years ago and 348 ppm 9600 years ago.
The EPA is planning to declare CO2 a toxic substance and a pollutant. Governments are preparing to create carbon taxes and draconian restrictions that will cripple economies for a completely non-existent problem. It appears that a multitude of failed predictions, discredited assumptions and pieces of incorrect data are required before an idea loses credibility. Credibility should have collapsed but political control and insanity prevail.
“Dr. Tim Ball is a renowned environmental consultant and former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg. Dr. Ball employs his extensive background in climatology and other fields as an advisor to the International Climate Science Coalition, Friends of Science and the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.”
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MRWD Word of The Year: Hathos

May I present a new word to the MRWD contemplative lexicon?

Hathos: (HAY.thohs; TH as in thin) n. The attraction to something you really can't stand; it's the compulsion of revulsion. Feelings of pleasure derived from hating someone or something.
hathotic adj.

Coined by Alex Heard, I think it could have a nice place here. It perfectly describes the love of bad folk media and the majority of works in our little archive.


Here's a jump to a Hathos homage. Also: An entry from Andrew Sullivan's blog illustrating a Christmas hathos.

FW: Caroline Kennedy and The Banana Republic of New York



When you’re done reading the Blagojevich complaint, with its attendant insights into Illinois politics, spare a thought for New York — where Caroline Kennedy wants a sit-down with Governor David Paterson, with the aim of claiming Hillary Clinton’s soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat.
Is there anything wrong with that picture?
Well, let’s imagine for a moment that it’s not New York State we’re talking about, but some province – call it the State of Banana — in some nameless republic rife with dynastic politics.
Here’s a sample of the politics:
Eight years ago, a Senate seat from the Banana State was won by the wife of a sitting president of the republic. That wife had never before resided in Banana State, but she bought a house there, campaigned with the aura and entourage accorded to a presidential spouse, and with one leap, winning her first elected office ever, she became a senator.
Riding a national political machine to re-election for a second term, that former first lady swiftly turned her Senate seat into a springboard for her own campaign for the presidency. She lost, but took a job in the new administration, leaving the governor of Banana State to appoint a replacement senator.
That governor was himself a replacement, due to the resignation of the elected governor, a crusading moralist caught in a prostitution scandal. As the replacement governor prepared to name a replacement senator, a former president’s daughter declared her interest in the Senate seat — which one of her uncles had won some 44 years earlier, and was using as a springboard for his own presidential run, after serving as attorney-general in his brother’s presidential administration. This former first daughter had recently worked on the campaign of the President-elect — an experience that awakened in her an appetite for politics – but she had reached the age of 51 with no direct experience of her own in public office. Nonetheless, another of her uncles, also a senator, was ready to endorse her for this leap to the Senate. So was the mayor of Big Plum (the biggest city in Banana State), who on his own turf had just succeeded in scrapping a two-term limit so he could run for a third term — which he justified as a way of offering people a broader choice (namely, himself).
That’s how it works in Banana Republics. Whatever Caroline Kennedy’s native abilities, celebrity mantle and political connections, if she thinks this is a good way for things to work in New York State, that alone is reason to worry about her qualifications for the job.

Fw: Fwd: My 2 cents on Gov Blago

Dear MRWD,

Below is a forward my brother received from our stepfather. My brother is in the army, so my stepfather is under the mistaken impression that he's a right-wing nutjob, too.

My brother's response is above, but the forward is below that. And it's also in that one font!

Love,

Brian
Chicago

note: names have been changed to protect the guilty and innocent from further awkward exchanges at the next family get-together.

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--- On 12/14/08, Mark wrote:
From: Mark
Subject: Re: FW: My 2 cents on Gov Blago
To: "Rich"
Date: December 14, 2008,

Hey Chuck, here's my two cents: if you need to bolster the credibility of your argument with racism, then your argument probably isn't very strong.

2) Jessie Jr is going to throw Daddy under the bus and deny any knowledge of his ole man doin " BIDNIT " on his behalf


On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 10:22 AM, Rich wrote:
Interesting...


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Subject: Fw: Fwd: My 2 cents on Gov Blago


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here is an interesting theory, not mine, but I like it. What poetic justice, after all these years of shaking down businesses, Jessie Sr. gets nailed shaking down the gov. for his son! HA!





Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 14:59:35 -0600
To:
Subject: My 2 cents on Gov Blago


They way I see it is as follows:

The reason Rev Jessie Sr has not been seen during the last few days of his son possibly being in trouble ----------IS-----------!!!!!

1) Rev Jessie Sr is the one who approached Blago about appointing Jessie jr and giving him BIG BUCKS FROM RAINBOW PUSH to appoint his boy as Senator

2) Jessie Jr is going to throw Daddy under the bus and deny any knowledge of his ole man doin " BIDNIT " on his behalf

3) Why else is Sr not puttin his MUG all over the Tele in defense of his family's name

4) Blago then tried shakin down Valerie Jarrett ( Obamas girl ) for more than what Sr was offering , she tells Rahm Emanuell and he drops a dime to Fitzgerald and that takes ALL OF THE DOGS DOWN

Lets see if my years of Police work pays off !!!!!

Nothing further your Honor

The State rests !!!!!


Chuck





Fw: Three New Navy Ships

Ah, this little forward has returned with a hil-ar-ious new closer. Enjoy. -Mike
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Three New Navy Ships



USS REAGAN


Seeing it next to the Arizona Memorial really puts its size into perspective... ENORMOUS!




When the Bridge pipes 'Man the Rail' there is a lot of rail to man on this monster: shoulder to shoulder, around 4.5 acres.

Her displacement is about 100,000 tons with full complement.

Capability


Top speed exceeds 30 knots, powered by two nuclear reactors


that can operate for more than 20 years without refu eling




1. Expected to operate in the fleet for about 50 years


2. Carries over 80 combat aircraft


3. Three arresting cables can stop a 28-ton aircraft going


150 miles per hour in less than 400 feet


Size


1. Towers 20 stories above the waterline



2. 1092 feet long; nearly as long as the Empire State< /SPAN> Building is tall


3. Flight deck covers 4.5 acres


4. 4 bronz e propellers, each 21 feet across, weighing 66,200 pounds


5. 2 rudders, each 29 by 22 feet and weighing 50 tons


6. 4 high speed aircraft elevators, each over 4,000 square feet


Capacity


1. Home to about 6,000 Navy personnel


2. Carries enough food and supplies to operate for 90 days


3. 18,150 meals served daily;



4. Distillation plants provide 400,000 gallons of fresh

&nb sp; water from sea water daily, enough for 2,000 homes


5. Nearly 30,000 light fixtures and 1,325 miles of cable and wiring
, 1,400 telephones

6. 14,000 pillowcases and 28,000 sheets


7. Costs the Navy approximately $250,000 per day for pier side operation


8. Costs the Navy approximately $25 million per day for

underway operations (Sailor's salaries included).



USS BILL CLINTON


The USS William Jefferson Clinton (CVS1) set sail


today from its home port of Vancouver , BC .




The ship is the first of its kind in the Navy and is a standing legacy to President Bill Clinton 'for his foresight in military budget cuts' and his conduct while holding the (formerly dignified) office of President.


The ship is constructed nearly entirely from recycled aluminum and is completely solar powered with a top speed of 5 knots.

It boasts an arsenal comprised of one (unarmed) F14 Tomcat or one (unarmed) F18 Hornet aircraft which, although they cannot be launched on the 100 foot flight deck, form a very menacing presence.


As a standing order there are no firearms allowed on board.


This crew, like the crew aboard the USS Jimmy Carter, is specially trained to avoid conflicts and appease any and all enemies of the United States at all costs.


An onboard Type One DNC Universal Translator can send out messages of apology in any language to anyone who may find America offensive. The number of apologies are limitless and though some may seem hollow and disingenuous, the Navy advises all apologies will sound very sincere.


In times of conflict, the USS Clinton has orders to seek refuge in Canada




USS BARACK OBAMA





Don
't ask.....

FW: Nancy Pelosi's Jet

One for the Pelosi file. -Dave


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And they were concerned about the automakers showing up in their private jets. Pelosi is an absolute ego trip!! A dangerous one!

Pelosi's Footprint

Speaker of the House, Madame Pelosi, wasn't happy with the small private jet that comes with the Speaker's job. No, Madame Pelosi was aggravated that this little jet had to stop to refuel, so she ordered a Big Fat 200 seat jet that could get her back to California without stopping! Nancy's Big Fat Jet costs the American tax payers, thousands of gallons of fuel every week. She only works three days a week, but this gas-guzzling jet gets fueled every time she flies home to California ...cost to the taxpayers about $60,000, one way!

Unfortunately we have to pay to bring her back on Monday night.' Cost to us, another $60,000. Folks, that is $480,000 per month. That is an annual cost to the taxpayers of $5,760,000!

Madame Pelosi wants you and I to conserve our carbon footprint?! She wants us to buy smaller cars? And Obama wants us to get a bicycle pump and air up our tires!? What the %&$*% is going on here!?

Re: Fw: FOX News Takes Action

This is from my right-wing Mom... -Rachel
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Fox News Takes Action

In response to Mr. Obama's complaint that FOX News doesn't show enough Black and Hispanic people on their network, FOX has announced that they will now air ' America 's Most Wanted' TWICE a week.

Fwd: NEW STAMP

Oh no-es! It's the annual USPS terrorism stamp! Thanks Rachel for sending us this "2008" version.

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Check this out!
 ''THE NEW 2008 CHRISTMAS STAMP ''


How ironic is this??!! They don't even believe in Christ and they
have their own Christmas stamp, but don't dream of posting the ten commandments on federal property?
USPS Stamp


This one is impossible to believe. Scroll down for the text.


If there is only one thing you forward today.....let it be this!





REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of PanAm Flight 103!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the Marine
barracks in Lebanon!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the military
barracks in Saudi Arabia!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the American
Embassies in Africa!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the USS COLE!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM attack on 9/11/2001!

REMEMBER all the AMERICAN lives that were lost in those vicious MUSLIM attacks!



United States Postal Service REMEMBERS and HONORS the EID MUSLIM holiday season with a commemorative first class
holiday postage stamp.


REMEMBER to adamantly and vocally BOYCOTT this stamp
when purchasing your stamps at the post office.
To use this stamp would be a slap in the face to all those
AMERICANS who died at the hands of those whom this stamp honors.

REMEMBER to pass this along to every patriotic AMERICAN you know

FW: THE LAW IS THE LAW!

This was a forward from a former coworker who is as far to the right as I am to the left. While working together we had an agreement to disagree, and I'm not sure why she sent this to me. Maybe it was an error, maybe not, but I thought it was worth sharing. The typos make the ignorant sentiments stand out even more. Cheers! -Anon

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THE LAW IS THE LAW!


This is one of the better e-mails I have received in a long time! I hope
this makes its way around theUSA several times over!!!!!



So Be It!

THE LAW IS THE LAW

So 'if' the US government determin es that it is against the !

law for the words 'under God' to be on our money, then,

so be it.

And 'if' that same government decides that the

'Ten Commandments'

are not to be used in or on a

government installation, then,

so be it.

I say, 'so be it,' because I would like to be a

law abiding US citizen.

I say, 'so be it,' because I would like to think that

smarter people than I are in positions to make good decisions.

I would like to think that those people have the

American public's best interests at heart.

BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE I'D LIKE?


Since we can't pray to God, can't Trust in God and cannot post His
Commandments in Government buildings,I don't believe the Government and its

employees should participate in the

Easter and Christmas

celebrations which honor the God

that our government

is eliminating from many facets of American life.

I'd like my mail delivered on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter.
After all, it's just another day.

I'd like the ' US Supreme Court to be in session on Christmas, Good Friday,
Thanksgiving & Easter as

well as Sundays.' After all, it's just another day.
< /FONT>
I'd like the Senate and the House of Representatives

to not have to worry about getting home for the 'Christmas Break.' After all
it's just another day.

I'm thinking that a lot of my taxpayer dollars could be saved, if all
government offices & services would

work on Christmas, Good Friday & Easter. It shouldn't cost any overtime
since those would be just like any other

day of the week to a government that is trying to be 'politically correct.'

In fact....


I think that our government should work on Sundays (initially set aside for
worshipping God...) because, after all, our government says that

it should be just another day....

What do you all think????


If this idea gets to enough people, maybe our elected

officials will stop giving in to the 'minority opinions'

and begin, once again, to represent the 'majority'

of ALL of the American people.

SO BE IT...........


Please Dear Lord,
Give us the help needed to keep you in our country!

'Amen' and 'Amen'
Touche!


These are definitely things I never thought about but

from now on, I will be sure to question those in

government who support these changes.

At the top, it says 'I hope this makes its way around

the USA several times over!!!!!'

Let's see that it does.

Fwd: classic christmas video

Wow... just... wow. Every time I think my family is done, they top their own right-wing extremism. -Micah

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Your Christmas card

Fw: FW : Atlas Shrugged -- Layoffs to follow

When the jobs report for November came out last week, many so-called "experts" were shocked at the massive loss of an estimated 533 thousand jobs. Even a Time /CNN organization called "The Curious Capitalists" were at a loss to explain it.

Let me attempt to help out these "curious capitalists" (though I am still skeptical that anyone working for CNN or Time is either curious or a capitalist). I caused part of this job loss and I know precisely why; the election. The results portend big trouble for small business.

The job destruction process has started. We are about 20% of the way through our ramp down process and on schedule to complete the shut down by spring 2009. Watch the financial news and you will see continued job cuts each month. We are not alone in our strategy. Far from it. Atlas has shrugged all over the country.

Like many business owners, we are no longer willing to take all of the financial and legal risks and put up with all of the aggravation of owning and running a business. Not with the prospects of even higher taxes, more regulation, more litigation and more emboldened bureaucrats on the horizon. Like others we know, we are getting out while the getting is, well, tolerable. Many who aren't getting out are scaling back.

We learned just this week that getting out of business is harder than we thought. Take Republic Windows & Doors of Chicago, where being out of money and out of paying customers apparently does not give a business the right to shut down. Nor does it give that business' bank the right to withhold credit. According to the unions, Jesse Jackson and the Governor of Illinois (yes, THAT governor), this company must continue to pay its employees salaries and benefits.

But pay them with WHAT? Liberals seem to be clueless as to where "the money" comes from. They love to tax, regulate and redistribute wealth -- all the while decrying the very profit motive that created it -- something they do not understand. If they did, they would not naively insist that a business that is out of money, out of customers and out of credit stay open so as to pay employees.

And that is but one example of why the lay-offs of November 2008 - which will be part of George W. Bush's statistical record - fall in reality on the Obama election. Business owners understand that the election of 2008 just gave a lot more power to people who think like these liberals in Illinois. For crying out loud, an Illinois liberal is now "President elect" and he chose another one for his Chief of Staff. He chose Michigan liberals for his economic team. Illinois and Michigan are broke!

It is no secret that owners circulated endless emails leading up to election day discussing lay off plans were Obama to win. Entrepreneurs instinctively understand the danger posed by larger liberal majorities in power. The risk-reward equation and fierce independence spirit of start up businesses are anathema to the class warfare, equality of outcome and spread the wealth mentality of the left.

We have very little appetite to have our lives run by elected or un-elected officials like Barney Frank and Jamie Gorelick. We have no appetite to be taxed even more by the likes of Charlie Rangel. These clowns destroyed Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and our entire economy as a result. Congress, by their own admission, cannot even run their own damned dining room with a captive customer base! Some of them refuse to pay their own tax burden. Why in the world would we subject ourselves to their ilk armed with the unchecked powers of the Oval Office and both houses of congress and a massive army of bureaucrats?

We got into business to be independent. We will get out for the same reason.

The fact that Obama is not in office yet is irrelevant. Businesses must see "around the corner" and plan accordingly. Rightly or wrongly, business owners see a huge anti-business shift in motion and they are making preparations NOW. We do not want to have business illiterates like Chris Dodd dictate our decisions from the comfort of his home made possible by a quid pro quo Countrywide mortgage.

(As the owners of Republic Windows are finding out, government will nose their way into your business even if you are not thriving.)

Most of the kind of people who start and run businesses are by definition trying to opt out of depending on anyone else -- be it a large corporation or government -- for their welfare. We take on tremendous risks and responsibilities. We do so expecting a better than average return. Since we require nothing from government, most of us deeply resent and resist being pestered by government.

For nearly 30 years, I have been one of these business people. It was an amazing journey and literally involved blood, sweat and tears. But now I am done. This election screams that we are going to see a deterioration of the risk-reward equation and the ability to be left alone. Apparently, any appreciation of our crucial place in the economy is lost on over 50% of the voters as well as those they elected.

So, like many business owners, I will "stay home" so to speak. Others more brave than I are opting to try and stay in business by cutting way back on purchases and payroll. They have already started. They are not waiting for the little sign on Obama's lectern to be updated to the official Presidential seal. November 2008 job losses belong to "The Office of the President Elect." I know. I caused some of them, and I know why.

Fwd: Fw: Bailout


This is one of the greatest responses to the requests for bailout money thus far.  As a supplier for the Big 3 this man received a letter from the President of GM North America requesting support for the bailout program.  His response is classic, and has to make you proud of a local guy who tells it like it is.  
 
I have not had time to check this out for veracity, but I am writing to Mr. Knox to :
a> SEE IF HE IS REAL and
b> Did he really write this?
As information, check this out:
From the switchboard. com website, here is his address
Knox Machinery Inc
375 Industrial Drive Franklin, OH zip code
Business Categories: Machine Tool Dealers
 
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Dear Employees & Suppliers,
 
Congress and the current Administration will soon determine whether to provide immediate support to the domestic auto industry to help it through one of the most difficult economic times in our nation's history.  Your elected officials must hear from all of us now on why this support is critical to our continuing the progress we began prior to the global financial crisis.  As an employee or supplier, you have a lot at stake and continue to be one of our most effective and passionate voices.  I know GM can count on you to have your voice heard.
 
Thank you for your urgent action and ongoing support.
 
Troy Clarke
 
President General Motors North America
 
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Response from:
 
Gregory Knox, Pres.
Knox Machinery Company
Franklin, Ohio
 
Gentlemen:
 
In response to your request to contact legislators and ask for a bailout for the Big Three automakers please consider the following, and please pass my thoughts on to Troy Clark, President of General Motors North America.
 
Politicians and Management of the Big 3 are both infected with the same entitlement mentality that has spread like cancerous germs in UAW halls for the last countless decades, and whose plague is now sweeping this nation, awaiting our new "messiah," President-elect Obama, to wave his magic wand and make all our problems go away, while at the same time allowing our once great nation to keep "living the dream."  Believe me folks, the dream is over!
 
This dream where we can ignore the consumer for years while management myopically focuses on its personal rewards packages at the same time that our factories have been filled with the world's most overpaid, arrogant, ignorant and laziest entitlement-minded "laborers" without paying the price for these atrocities…this dream where you still think the masses will line up to buy our products forever and ever is history.
 
Don't even think about telling me I'm wrong.  Don't accuse me of not knowing of what I speak.  I have called on Ford, GM, Chrysler, TRW, Delphi, Kelsey Hayes, American Axle and countless other automotive OEM's throughout the Midwest during the past 30 years and what I've seen over those years in these union shops can only be described as disgusting.
 
Troy Clarke, President of General Motors North America, states: "There is widespread sentiment throughout this country, and our government, and especially via the news media, that the current crisis is completely the result of bad management which it certainly is not."
 
You're right Mr. Clarke,  it's not JUST management.  How about the electricians who walk around the plants like lords in feudal times, making people wait on them for countless hours while they drag ass…so they can come in on the weekend and make double and triple time…for a job they easily could have done within their normal 40 hour work week?  How about the line workers who threaten newbies with all kinds of scare tactics…for putting out too many parts on a shift…and for being too productive?
 
(We certainly must not expose those lazy bums who have been getting overpaid for decades for their horrific underproduction, must we?!?)
 
Do you folks really not know about this stuff?!?  How about this great sentiment abridged from Mr.  Clarke's sad plea:  "over the last few years …we have closed the quality and efficiency gaps with our competitors."  What the hell has Detroit been doing for the last 40 years?!?  Did we really JUST wake up to the gaps in quality and efficiency between us and them?  The K car vs. the Accord?  The Pinto vs. the Civic?!?  Do I need to go on?  What a joke!
 
We are living through the inevitable outcome of the actions of the United States auto industry for decades.  It's time to pay for your sins, Detroit.
 
I attended an economic summit last week where brilliant economist, Alan Beaulieu, from the Institute of Trend Research, surprised the crowd when he said he would not have given the banks a penny of "bailout money."   "Yes," he said, "this would cause short term problems, but despite what people like politicians and corporate magnates would have us believe, the sun would in fact rise the next day… and the following very important thing would happen…where there had been greedy and sloppy banks, new efficient ones would pop up…that is how a free market system works…it does work…if we would only let it work."
 
But for some nondescript reason we are now deciding that the rest of the world is right and that capitalism doesn't work - that we need the government to step in and "save us"… Save us my ass!  Hell - we're nationalizing…and unfortunately too many of our once fine nation's citizens don't even have a clue that this is what is really happening…but, they sure can tell you the stats on their favorite sports teams.  Yeah - THAT'S really important, isn't it?
 
Does it ever occur to ANYONE that the "competition" has been producing vehicles  EXTREMELY PROFITABLY, for decades in this country?  How can that be???  Let's see… Fuel efficient… Listening to customers… Investing in the proper tooling and automation for the long haul.
 
But the competition, not being too complacent or arrogant to listen to Dr. W. Edwards Deming four decades ago when he taught that by adopting appropriate principles of management, organizations could increase quality and simultaneously reduce costs has paid off handsomely, hasn't it?  Ever increased productivity through quality and intelligent planning … treating vendors like strategic partners, rather than like "the enemy"… efficient front and back offices… non union environment…
 
Again, I could go on and on, but I really wouldn't be telling anyone anything they really don't already know down deep in their hearts.
 
I have six children, so I am not unfamiliar with the concept of wanting someone to bail you out of a mess that you have gotten yourself into - my children do this on a weekly, if not daily basis, as I did when I was their age.  I do for them what my parents did for me (one of their greatest gifts, by the way) - I make them stand on their own two feet and accept the consequences of their actions and work through it.  Radical concept, huh… Am I there for them in the wings?  Of course - but only until such time as they need to be fully on their own as adults.
 
I don't want to oversimplify a complex situation, but there certainly are unmistakable parallels here between the proper role of parenting and government.  Detroit and the United States need to pay for their sins.  Bad news people - it's coming whether we like it or not.  The newly elected Messiah really doesn't have a magic wand big enough to "make it all go away."  I laughed as I heard Obama "reeling it back in" almost immediately after the final vote count was tallied.    "We really might not do it in a year…or in four…" Where the hell was that kind of talk when he was RUNNING for office?
 
Stop trying to put off the inevitable folks … That house in Florida really isn't worth $750,000. People who jump across a border really don't deserve free health care benefits.  That job driving that forklift for the Big 3 really isn't worth $85,000 a year.  We really shouldn't allow Wal-Mart to stock their shelves with products acquired from a country that unfairly manipulates their currency and has the most atrocious human rights infractions on the face of the globe.
 
That couple whose combined income is less than $50,000 really shouldn't be living in that $485,000 home.  Let the market correct itself folks - it will.  Yes it will be painful, but it's gonna' be painful either way, and the bright side of my proposal is that on the other side of it all, is a nation that appreciates what it has…and doesn't live beyond its means…and gets back to basics…and redevelops the patriotic work ethic that made it the greatest nation in the history of the world…and probably turns back to God.
 
Sorry - don't cut my head off, I'm just the messenger sharing with you the "bad news."  I hope you take it to heart.
 
Gregory J. Knox, President
Knox Machinery, Inc.
Franklin, Ohio 45005

Fwd: Fw: Subject: Fw:They can't steal MY Christmas!

The evil "they" are attacking Christmas! Someone wake up Bill O'Reilly!

-dave



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THEY CAN'T STEAL MY CHRISTMAS

I don't know who they are
Saying I can't greet the crowd
The way that I want to
Can't say CHRISTMAS out loud.


I walk into a business place
See things that I rather not see
But dare I not say CHRISTMAS
Must ask for a 'holiday' tree.


What happened to freedom of speech
And living in the land of the free
How can they take my CHRISTMAS money
But can't say MERRY CHRISTMAS to me.

Men and women have given their lives
So we could still go free.
I wonder how they would feel
At saying ' HOLIDAY ' TREE.

Come on AMERICA let's wake up
Don't let our freedom escape
If they get by with doing this
What else will they take.

This is starting to get out of hand,
And I've begun to keep track
Well I've just about had enough
I'M TAKING CHRISTMAS BACK.


So MERRY CHRISTMAS AMERICA !
I hope this gets all over the net.
If we all stand united and take freedom back
'Twill be our best CHRISTMAS yet!



MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!

Fwd: Fw: Tragic news from up north

Hope y'all have a great holiday season, aye? -- dave

Thanks Dave! May everyone cherish their precious time together with right-wing'ed loved ones. -m


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Tragic news from up north.


 
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