Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wasn't George Will supposed to be a conservative?

He's not sounding like one these days.  This is two faults that I've found in the last week.  If I had paid more attention to him, I'm sure I would find more.

Lot's of evidence out there that liberals are winning.  Yet, the GOP controls Congress, and maybe they will control all three branches soon.  This isn't necessarily good news.


Density of glass

From this source, which I cannot vouch for, but presume that it is accurate.  Why wouldn't it be?

2400–2800 kg/m3

How to make this number meaningful?  Seems to be pretty heavy, huh?

There are 1000 liters in a cubic meter.

For comparison purposes, lets compare glass to a gas, like mmmm  carbon dioxide.  Any gas at standard temperature and pressure consists of its atomic weight within 22.4 liters.  I think this is called Boyle's Law.  Or the Gas Law, or what have you.  Look it up, if you want to know that badly.  Rest assured, this is correct.  In other words, the atomic weight of carbon dioxide is 44 g/ mole.  A mole is a set number of atoms or molecules, in case ya didn't know dat.  The number is not important, again look it up.

So, 1000/22.4 equals the number of molecular units of the atomic weight of 44.  So, dividing that number and multiplying by the atomic weight will give you the mass of one cubic meter of carbon dioxide.  It looks to be about 2 kilograms.  So, glass is about 2000 kg v. carbon dioxide at 2 kg.

If my previous discussion about pressure meaning more than what kind of gas there is turns out to be correct, which I think it is, then it can be seen clearly that glass works a whole lot better.  For no gas is going to be all that dense.  Makes no difference what gas it is, it cannot even begin to match glass for density.

Let's put it another way.  In terms of volume, you need 1000 times more gas to equal the greenhouse effect of glass.

No gas can even begin to match that.  Not methane, not carbon dioxide, not anything.

Why do people believe the man made global warming nonsense?  Because the leadership says so.  That's all there is to it.  There's this little proof I just did and that goes up against the authority.

Who ya gonna believe, me or your lyin' eyes?


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Home again, 5/26/15

Today's blogging started with the storm keeping me awake, so I blogged.  Turns out that we had a "100 year flood".  In this area, it is more like a "10 year flood".  Houston is in a subtropical region and it rains here --- a lot.

Don't want to downplay it all because some people undoubtedly suffered because of this.  It's just that these kinds of things get hyped.  The worst of this flooding was over by about 10 am.  Most roads were passable for nearly all the day.  It wasn't even all that abnormal as far as work is concerned, and I drive for a living.

This weather news reminds me that I've been writing about climate lately, and another idea just came to me about why the climate talk is just a lot of nonsense.

If you have followed the theory, it is called the Greenhouse Effect.  You should know what that is, especially this time of the year when you get into your car.  It is quite hot, isn't it?  The reason for that is that the glass blocks the heat from getting out.  But where does the heat come from?  It comes from the sunlight coming through the glass and hitting the interior of the car, which heats it up.  The heat is radiated into the air, and it gets hot inside.

The Greenhouse Effect from Global Warming Theory is quite similar, or if it is not, it is news to me.  What is being proposed as a theory, and now assumed to be proven fact, is that man made emissions of carbon dioxide are building up in the atmosphere and blocking the normal exit of heat from the planet's surface, thereby causing the climate to get warmer, which is said to be a big problem.

As I have been writing, I do not believe that this problem is any problem at all due to the most likely probability is that there is no such warming taking place.  It is entirely implausible and I've got more reasons to discuss why it isn't.

As I've written, it is the pressure that counts in terms of a greenhouse effect, not the makeup of the substances in the atmosphere.  For the discussion that leads to that assertion, please refer to these links from earlier today.

The culprit, according the Global Warming Theorists, is carbon dioxide.  Carbon dioxide is a gas.  Contrast this with glass, which is a solid.

Now, back to the pressure discussion.  The reason that it is significant in this discussion is that the pressure simply measures the weight of gas.  Thus, the gas, pressed down, becomes more dense per unit of volume.

Per unit volume, glass is much, much, much more dense than any gas, including carbon dioxide.  Only when gas is of sufficient quantity, as on Venus, does it become a factor in the Greenhouse Effect.  It doesn't on Mars because there isn't enough of it.  It doesn't on Earth either, despite what we are told, for the same reason that it isn't on Mars.  There's a Greenhouse Effect on Earth, but it's not coming from the carbon dioxide, in my opinion.  It is coming from the water and the density of the atmosphere, of which carbon dioxide is but a small, insignificant part.  Thus, increasing the amount of carbon dioxide doesn't alter the atmosphere nearly enough to make any difference.



Quick post before I go, 5/26/15

Alas, time is running short again.

I brought up man made global warming for larger reasons.  The larger reason is how we are all being deceived by those at the top.  Perhaps there are those who truly mean well, and their mistake is an honest one.

I am convinced that there are those who DO know better and are actively trying to deceive others.  That's because it is their nature.

You can kid yourself and believe that people are inherently good, but even a cursory examination of history will show otherwise.  You don't have to even study history.  Just open your eyes and take a good hard look.

That would require an active effort, which most people aren't willing or even capable of doing.

That's is how we end up with homosexual marriage, too.  Yep, I had to work that one in.

Nuff said.


More on the original thought

The lightening and the thunder have quieted down a lot, but those alerts were indeed about flooding.  Just checked them out.  Yechh.

You can mentally confirm the elevation causes temperature changes from the weather.  Hot air rises, cools, condenses the water and then FREEZES it into hail.  The weather maps show what looks to be some areas with hail.

So, what's the difference in pressure between the head and toes?  It so happens that I looked up a site yesterday and got an answer of sorts that I will share here.  It may not be completely accurate, but it may still prove useful.  The pressure will change 1 mm of mercury for every 13 meters  ( approx. )  There are 760 mm mercury at sea level, if memory serves.  If I wasn't too lazy, I'd look it up again, but that only demonstrates my point, doesn't it?

I think it is accurate enough to make the point.  Almost all people are less than 2 meters tall.  If you extrapolate, ( which may not be accurate again, but it is lazy and fast ), then that is about 1/6 th of a mm of mercury in pressure difference.  Not enough to really notice, but a definite difference.  So, what is the difference in temperature?  That may be what they call a good question.

Extrapolation may not work here.  I may have to look up an answer to this.

There probably isn't one really, but I do note that the man made global warming crowd can muddy the waters with a lot of scientific jargon.  They do get paid to produce the results that are in line with what the politicians want.  ( So, I suspect )

I looked up "snow line" on Wikipedia.  This can give an alternate explanation for why glaciers retreat.  Moisture has to be present, so in arid regions, there are no snow lines because there is no snow, like in Chile's Atacama Desert.

I think extrapolation may be useful.  About 15 feet at the equator is where the snow line is.  This means at 15000 feet, the temperature is nearly freezing all the time, whereas on the ground at sea level, it could be anywhere from 80 to 100 degrees Farenheit.  Let's say an even number of 50 degrees Farenheit for every 15k feet.  This translates to about a degree every 100 meters.

Valid?  Maybe not in a purely scientific way, but certainly so with common sense, which is sneered at these days.

Come to think of it, maybe it doesn't work that way at all because my land is 4600 feet.  So, 4600/3.25 meters is 1415 meters divided by 100 equals 14 degrees Farenheit.  Wishbone likes to compare my land to Phoenix and says it will get to a 110 all the time out there.  It doesn't.  This little estimate may show why.  It is too elevated to get that hot.

Phoenix is at 340 meters, or a clear 1000 meters or more than my land.  More than 10 degrees Farenheit.  If it gets 115 in Phoenix, it may get to 105 in Sierra Blanca and that's probably close.  It doesn't get to 105 all the time in Sierra Blanca, but it can get that hot for short periods.



No late start today

That's because of the weather.  Booming thunderstorms are making it hard to sleep.  So sleepy head stays up and makes a post or two before going off to work.


The map makes it look like it ain't too bad.  Not right now.  It has actually calmed down a little.  Looking off to the Southwest towards Victoria, there's some really bad stuff.  I think we may have had that kind of thing going on here while I was trying to sleep.  Now that I'm up, it's gone.  If you can't take a joke...

This got me thinking about the man made global warming bravo sierra.  You see, one of the so-called right wing sites is now using that language.  When you use their language they win, so they on the left like to say.  Sadly, they are winning all too much these days.

Note that I use "man made" prefix to global warming, which today is called "climate change".  Of course climate changes, but humans may not have anything to do with it.  That's why we add "man made" prefix to it.  You don't let them get away with plugging in something plausible to try to convince of something that isn't plausible.  Lazy people won't look beyond the obvious.  You have to spoon feed them.  The bad guys know that and will take advantage of your laziness.

Isn't sloth one of the seven deadly sins?  Oops!  An alarm just went off.  Looks like the weather may turn for the worse again.  But I digress.

Incidentally, I've been hard on Rush Limbaugh these days.  Thanks to Rush, I doubt man made global warming.  Also, thanks to Rush, I try harder to think for myself.  But thinking for yourself requires work, and lazy people don't want to think because that is hard work.  But I don't want to tear Rush down.  Rush isn't the big problem.  He needs to sharpen up and he admitted it recently.

So, I think of original thoughts to support my skepticism.  Original thinking is harder than just repeating what you hear.  That's what lazy people do.  By all means, repeat a good argument, but try to expand upon it as well.  It takes a bit of work, but it is good for you.

The original thought that I've been exploring lately is this connection between pressure and temperatures.

By the way, that sorry alarm keeps going off.  This time is may be a flood warning.  Wonderful way to start the day, huh?  Bad weather is a constant opportunity for the global warming crowd to blame it on man made climate change, except they really don't want to put it that way because they know it's bravo sierra.

Anyway, people may not get my point.  So, perhaps I should press on a little further.

Well, from the tops of mountains to sea level, there's a change in temperature.  This is true over large changes in altitude.  It must also be true on small changes in altitude, right?  So, the top of your head is about 2 meters from your feet.  Is there a measurable temperature difference between your feet to your head?  I say there probably is one, but it requires an ultra sensitive device which can measure differences that you aren't likely to even notice because they are so small.

I'm getting dimming lights, so my power may give out.  I'll stop here for now.


Monday, May 25, 2015

Big Trouble with TPA

That's the so-called Fast Track Trade legislation going through Congress.

It should never be approved while Obama is in office.  Only fools ( or worse ) would trust this man.

Unfortunately for us, there are no shortage of these in Congress, nor in the GOP, who are supposed to be opposing him.




The Perfect Self Defense

I've touched most bases on this holiday.  Here's something I got from Al Fin's site.  No, it wasn't directly on it ( I think ), but what was there led me to this---- Johnny Bad Ass.

Al Fin thinks we should be Dangerous.  Yeah, that's probably right.  Especially when you get OLD, like me.  A predator might get the idea that an old guy can't hurt him real, real bad.  So, he'll attack.

Let's see what Johnny Bad Ass has to say about what to do in that kind of situation.




An alternative

This blog has been about solutions to problems, or perhaps that's a bit of vanity I give to myself for thinking so.

Okay, that said, let's look at one of the minor blogs, Knowledge is Power, which had a post about dependency and so forth of the poor.  Good question, that.  The problem is that there are no alternatives.  What do you do with the poor, just tell 'em to starve?  That's how the big government leftists trap you.

The alternative is to teach the poor how to raise their own food, so that they won't be dependent upon the government.  The system has funneled us all into this requirement that we use money to buy things we need, like food.  So, what if we started growing our own food?  There's no law against that and that isn't taxable (yet).

The same could go for clothes.  No law against making your own clothes.  What if you did that, too?

Your own food and clothes will take care of most of the things you need.  Sure, it isn't as economically efficient.  Trading for these things is more efficient, but what if the system locks you out and you cannot get a job and support yourself?  You have to fall back on the dependency upon the government, which is where they want you.  You are trapped.

To escape the dependency trap, you have to teach people how to be independent.  It's not all about getting jobs that may no longer exist.



Why we should love our enemies

Because we can learn from them.

Maha is showing what's wrong with Sam Brownback's administration in Kansas.

She gets to put it into terms of hard heartedness, but that is not it.

Nope.  It is the trust in MONEY.  They shouldn't be giving MONEY to the poor.  Assistance, yes.  MONEY NEVER.

You can troll around right wing sites all day and never find the opportunity to read something like this because our side won't ever print anything like this.

That's why I need to remember that they ain't MY guys anymore.  NONE of them are.  They are ALL rotten to the core.