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Comment 20th century temperature anomalies were not unsual (Score 0) 412

Actually if you look at the math in this paper temperature anomalies of the 20th century were not in any way unusual fom temperature anomalies in the previous 8100 centuries:

Think about it, pick any two points on a line and you can show a positive, negative or zero slope and "prove" anything if you pick the two points correctly. For example using the noaa data post 2K you can show warming, cooling or no change *depending on what points you pick*. (The NOAA has a graphing calculator you can play with to prove this to yourself - if you can prove your opponents point with this tool as well as yours maybe the methodology was meant for demonstration to the public and not mathematical rigor, eh?

The fact they play fast and loose with the math is not confidence inspiring. Recall the statement "each of the past 10 years has been the hottest on record" - the president has actually said this (and you'll note has never used the word "pollution") but the numbers clearly show that 1989 was the hottest year and each year from 200o to 2009 was colder than the previous one. A clear decadal cooling period but still hot years this making the statement true, despite the fact it got cooler each year not warmer as they tried to infer. That's not science, that's marketing. If you have to lie about it, it's probably not true or you wouldn't need to lie you's just explain the facts. The facts are it stopped warming and we were wrong about CO2. Overall it has a positive effect, not negative and it created by an increase in temperature not vice versa. Only 4 billion years of fossils show this, argue with CERN and NASA if you disagree.

Here's ALL the temperature data all 4.5 billion years of it, so there's zero chance of cherry picking. The other point that kills the agw argument is there's no discernable human signature of warming in the thermal record. If you think there is, please point it out - it will be recognizable as a sharper slope than has ever occurred in the thermal record before.

Co2 stopped rising years ago:

It was higher (by 40 ppm) 200 years ago:
(See Beck 2008).

Articles keep saying "global warming" as if it were true. It's never actually been proved true, that was a hypothesis based on some incomplete models and now have 75% error between predicted and measured temperature. Even when CO2 ose temperature declined (2000-2009) for a decade, every year being colder than the previous despite CO2 rising sharply:

  In a new interview with MSNBC he says: '"The problem is we don't know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books — mine included — because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn't happened," Lovelock said. "The climate is doing its usual tricks. There's nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now," he said. "The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time it (the temperature) has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising — carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that," he added.'

Comment Re:Ah so its about gm tech (Score 1) 53

Nah it's pretty mundane and only tells you about their stuff, how it does something complicated and patentable with something expressed by 30% of cancers. Big deal.

In 2007, Potter, Burke et al found CYP1B1 in nearly 100% of cancers.

Fitst they found Resveratrol ("red wine") killed cells with these markers (which turn the Resveratrol into potential which kills only that cell) but it wasn't strong enough to work on humans. Next they found the Salvestrol family of molecules.

Have a look for yourself how well that panned out.

Submission + - Lightweight graphical objects via css3 - tools (

rs79 writes: Lights and buttons on web pages are now essential components of web enabled apps. As data/images these files take up space and incur transmission costs. But, as of CSS3 some of these can be drawn instead of downloaded as PNG, GOF or what have you. Cost savings are pretty big once you do the math.

The problem is there's no good way to draw and compose these objects that have to know about CSS gradient syntax. I wrote a demo that proved feasibility and seek crowdfunding to complete the project, that when completed will lower transmission costs net-wide. And no more broken gifs.

(this replaces the earlier story at Wednesday March 30, 2016 @04:52PM which had a bad typo)

Submission + - CSS2 Graphical Shapes Editor project (

rs79 writes: Lights and buttons on web pages are now essential components of web enabled apps. As images they take up space and transmission costs. But, as of CSS3 some of these can be drawn instead of downloaded. Cost savings are pretty big once you do the math.

The problem is there's no good way to draw and compose these objects that has to know about CSS gradient syntax. I wrote a demo that proved feasibility and seek crowdfunding to complete the project, that when completed will lower transmission costs net-wide.

Comment Re:Climate has never not been changing. (Score 3, Informative) 369

Try going outside. You appear to be in a condo in Vancouver. You may be on heroin.

It's been so cold in Canada in the last three years we've broken dozens if not hundreds of cold record temperature records:

We've not broken one for warm/hot, just record cold.

"Environment Canada has released its list of top weather stories over the past year, and the long winter chill took top spot."

The Great Lakes attained 92 per cent ice coverage for the first time in 35 years, sea ice was back on the East Coast and ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence was its thickest in 25 years."

Frost in late may/early June? Welcome to Canada, eh?

Niagra falls has frozen about 7 times in 200 years. Last year and the year before were two of those times.

Plus, you know, the Arctic sea ice has grown so much - because it's unseasonabley cold and hs been for a decade according to the NOAA - that we have to redraw the maps becvause of eht INCREASE IN ARCTIC SEA ICE. There's more of it now than when "global warming" started.

I'd have to say, as a Canadian living in Canada you don't see a lot of global warming here. More like the next ice age.

One scientist who predicted this in 2008 had his work vetted by CERN and NASA and botttom line: 27 more years of this cold then it'll warm again.

Look at the number of temperature records set for cold and hot worldwide. I believe that explains why they're so desperate to prove a hot climate record. It's because they keep trying to prove one, keep being corrected when it's pointed out it's not really a record in a field of so many cold weather records.

Can't say there's any sign of warming in Canada. The current Indian Summer, a first in a decade is not a sign the planet is warming, Sparky.

Comment Re:Medical paywalls are medieval (Score 1) 414

It's a 300 year old one of many branches of medicine. From that school came vaccines, ergot, caffein and many more.

Google homeopathic cocoa and click images.

"Homeopathic" is a Latin word and it has a very very specific technical meaning. Do the above search and ask yourself how does it differ from an Apple?

Comment Re:History of medicine, part IV (Score 1) 414

If you don't feel that's correct please alter Wikpedia and they'll explain it to you.

This is from the medical industry's history of vaccination, this is not from any homeopathic sources, so you just disagreed with vaccine stuff.

You did this because you don't actually know a fucking thing about the subject you're attempting to discuss with somebody who has studied it
probably for longer than you've been alive.

Always check, you may not be right ad in a post Internet ra there is no excuse for this ignorance.

Comment Re:History of medicine, part IV (Score 1) 414

I've researched this for many years. It's interesting.

I wrote this from memory, not from "google searches". I use Google scholar anyway.

You have not found an incorrect premise or any flaws in he logic. You don't like it. Ok. So fucking what?

Here's the cleaned up copy I sent to JC's people.

Comment Re:I'm surprised any party endorses this drivel (Score 1) 414

Well put.

Number of people killed by homeopathy: zero.

Number of people killed by the medical system. Well, that's awkward, the medical system itself if the third leading cause of death in the United States today.

Examining the actual evidence on all sides is appropriate at this juncture.

The medical system third-leading cause of death in the United States.
Starfield B (July 2000). "Is US health really the best in the world?". JAMA 284 (4): 483–5. doi:10.1001/jama.284.4.483. PMID 10904513.

Ioannidis JPA (2005) Why Most Published Research Findings Are False. PLoS Med 2(8): e124. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124

What is medicine's 5 sigma? - Richard Hortonemail - DOI:

Pharmecutical companies write their own "clinical reports", then bribe doctors to put their names on them.

Such "ghostwriting" is not uncommon at all.
Lacasse JR, Leo J (2010) Ghostwriting at Elite Academic Medical Centers in the United States. PLoS Med 7(2): e1000230. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000230

Comment Re:Prove it (Score 0) 414

Vaccines came from the homeopathic school, see Harris et al re 1720.

Google homeopathic cocao, click images. Notice the homeopathic label? An apple you eat, cocoa you dilute. It's a technical term not a political ideology. Commercial speech has altered the meaning. Phrases such as "a homeopathic dose of barbiturates" for example are still in common use in medicine today.

The school of homeopathy was the 1700s alchemists way of experimenting. Mercury killed you but tiny amounts cures syphilis. We get digitalis opium ergot and caffeine for the homeopathic school (See Harris).

Any comprehensive book on the history of medicine will explain this.

Comment notes on flu (Score 1) 414

Speaking of flu, it still kills ten 911's worth of Americans every season and none at all needs to die. Flu actually appears to be curable and people have been brought back from the dead with powerful native american medicine. That we put through a gas chromatograph and found ascorbate.

Here's how it happened.

In 1931 pauling publishes his thesis on the hydrogen bond and by 33 lemania had not only merged with omega but ascorbate was identified as the killer of Jacques Cartier's (Cousteau? Not the scuba one the other guy I always get those confused, nice man, avid fisherman) crew, or rather the lack of it and we had a cure for scurvy now. 500 years this had dogged so it was tried on everything and worked on so many things doctors in the day, as Klenner wrote, would tell their nurse to inject ascorbate then begin diagnosis after a man with an insect sting allergy nearly died because he didn't get an injection fast enough - put the electrons back quick enough and anaphylactic shock abates)

Fifteen years prior, Klenner's family had been spared from the 1914 Spanish influenza when everybody around was dying by the herb boneset. He wrote in 1974 near his death:

"Ancient History and Homespun Vitamin C Therapies

Folklore of past civilizations report that for every disease afflicting man there is an herb or its equivalent that will effect a cure. In Puerto Rico the story has long been told "that to have the health tree Acerola in one's back yard would keep colds out of the front door." 1 The ascorbic acid content of this cherry-like fruit is thirty times that found in oranges. In Pennsylvania, U.S.A., it was, and for many still is, Boneset, scientifically called Eupatorium perfoliatum 2. Although it is now rarely prescribed by physicians, Boneset was the most commonly used medicinal plant of eastern United States. Most farmsteads had a bundle of dried Boneset in the attic or woodshed from which a most bitter tea would he meted out to the unfortunate victim of a cold or fever. Having lived in that section of the country we qualified many times for this particular drink. The Flu of 1918 stands out very forcefully in that the Klenners survived when scores about us were dying. Although bitter it was curative and most of the time the cure was overnight. Several years ago my curiosity led me to assay this "herbal medicine" and to my surprise and delight I found that we had been taking from ten to thirty grams of natural vitamin C at one time. Even then it was given by body weight. Children one cupful; adults two to three cupfuls. Cups those days held eight ounces. Twentieth century man seemingly forgets that his ancestors made crude drugs from various plants and roots, and that these decoctions, infusions, juices, powders, pills and ointments served his purpose. Elegant pharmacy has only made the forms and shapes more acceptable.

Early specifications, action and dosages for administrations.

To understand the chemical behavior of ascorbic acid in human pathology, one must go beyond its present academic status either as a factor essential for life or as a substance necessary to prevent scurvy. This knowledge is elementary. Listen to what appeared in Food and Life Yearbook 1939, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 3. In fact even when there is not a single outward symptom of trouble, a person may be in a state of vitamin C deficiency more dangerous than scurvy itself. " http://scarc.library.oregonsta...
(Paling in a 1953 painting. Those molecules spell out "Hello Sweetie" in old Gallifreyan. Good trick BBC.)

"Klenner's paper (Klenner FR. The treatment of poliomyelitis and other virus diseases with vitamin C. J. South. Med. and Surg., 111:210-214, 1949.) on curing 60 cases of polio in the epidemic of 1948 should have changed the way infectious diseases were treated but it did not." - Robert Cathcart

"should have changed the way infectious diseases were treated but it did not." - keep thinking about that.

Beginning in the 1930s we began using IV ascorbate to relieve oxidative stress, particularly bad from flu, and this came to a head a few years back when 60 minutes reported on a case where an infusion of ascorbate pulled a man out of a coma that doctors had given up on and were going to pull the plug when an attorney that happened to know enough molecular biology to save the mans life intervened - he's walking around today.

New Zealand legalized this and the man who did that Peter Levy MD LLB postulated Australia would be next. But perhaps Britain will be now.

The lives saved from flu alone will make an impressive demonstration I think, that's a few thousand or ten thousand lives saved. Not a bad start for Corbyn if he can do that before he's elected eh? The tories can't because this will reduce certain corporations (like Cheney's) to turn into a smoldering pile of rubble. Doctors will be receptive to this because Cheney's company lied about Tamiflu and doctors are furious about it, the world was told to buy it, they did and it doesn't do anything. It doesn't work as well as taking some gas station vitamin C thing. The timing couldn't be better.

Dr Goldacre explains at the end:



Observations On the Dose and Administration of Ascorbic Acid When Employed Beyond the Range of A Vitamin In Human Pathology
Frederick R. Klenner, M.D., F.C.C.P.

60 Minutes NZ case:

Peter Levy explains how it became a registered drug in New Zealand. Introduced by the man whose life he saved.

The above is one of the most brilliant technical talks I've ever seen. An hour long, he hands out references in Medline in a form you can look up easily while he's talking to look at the 75 years of evidence in support of this.

While you're there you might want to watch this, it's the latest biochemical weapon we have against cancer and again it's molecules we isolated fro a traditional native american cure for cancer. The talk is given by the professor emeritus of pharmaceutical metabolism and London Doctors college to a bunch of health food freaks in BC. It's \a bit pythonesque but he does a brilliant job of explaining how and why we can now cure 4/5 of all cancer and also explains why cancer is so prevalent now that it's the #2 cause of death in the United States.

The medical system itself is #3 so that's why Corbyn is looking elsewhere in case we've missed something. We have. A lot of things actually. By my back o the envelope calculation we can probably save 5 million lives in the first year. Probably on the order of 20 million people a year die of preventable disease where the barrier is political and not scientific.

Greg Laskin (gryphon.uucp) and Jon Postel (IANA) both died of a disease we know how to prevent and had known for three decades. Never mentioned, levels never checked and the brightest and best of us die from diseases we know how to prevent but the incentive for unpatentable treatments is zero. To say I'm beyond furious is an understatement, these people were my friends, and my wife died of this and none needed to.

Short pharma. They're on borrowed time. None of that stuff actually works as advertised and it's the reason the medical system is the #3 killer. It would appear they are now on the extinction track and about time.

First, do no harm.

Oh, one final thing? Anonymous: power down vitamin C this season. When none of us die of flu this year it will also make an effective demonstration. Eat that shit like candy if you're sick, until the symptoms stop. Brazil nuts help too as do b3, d and b1. I'm running out of space and time so I won't post the 30 citations here, you can find it: "flu duration severity".

So, rather long winded and sorry about that, but "ignore labels and examine evidence" is all I can say. Well actually Peter says it, I just stole it. Good isn't it? Now go examine this evidence, you've got a lot of work to do I think.
(Burke, 60 mins)

Comment History of medicine, part IV (Score 0) 414


Homeopathy began in the 1720s upon the accidental discovery that milkmaids who get cowpox on their hands never get smallpox. The Homeopathic school assumed this met their criteria for "like protects against like" and from the homeopathic school we got immunization technology in 1720. Saucy wenches too. Woohoo.

Of The things that came from the school of homeopathy unacknowledged are digitalis, opium and more. Dr. Harris coulter MD writes:

"In the second half of the century pharmacology came increasingly under the influence of the allopathic pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, but such medicines remained in common allopathic use even so — often with the note that the "mechanism of action" remains unknown. These would include: belladonna, coffee and caffeine for headaches, ergot for headache (the OTC drug Cafergot), coffee for hyperactivity in juveniles, lobelia and stramonium for asthma (the OTC drug Asthmador), nitroglycerine for angina pectoris, opium and its derivatives for headaches, botulinum poison for strabismus and other visual disturbances, platinum (Cisplatin, platinol) for testicular cancer, cobra toxin in heart conditions and eye diseases, krait venom in myasthenia gravis, rattlesnake venom in epilepsy, honey-bee venom in arthritis, gold salts in rheumatism, quinidine in heart conditions, etc. etc."

These then are homeopathic medicines that quietly got snookerd into "mainstream medicine" that then attacked the school they came from. As the first post said it's political not scientific.

That crap about the magic water and sugar pills, that came out of a crazy guy in france in the 1960s and is nothing to do with it really. Ignore that.

Harris has a long essay which I found rather fascinating, the above is an excerpt and if you're interested in the history of medicine and pharmacology it's very definitely worth a read.

Curiously too the "like works on like" idea is what saved us from ebola but in a post-Pauling world we know it was because a specific molecule disrupted the life cycle of the virus. Two different ways of saying the same thing it turns out. The molecule in question is in the African version o the virus but not the non-pathogenic Asian("Reston") strain. Actually there's 12 of them but never mind that.

So vaccines are homeopathic for one thing. And you want all homeopathic remedies banned? Ok, so digitals and ergot, you meant them right, and you want to ban vaccines? Why? Some of them actually work. Christ, not the flu shot though, that seems to have got stuck in reverse and now it adds to not subtracts from the death rate in seniors. Turns out the importance of those molecule Pauling was talking about turn out to be important, that' bat's beyond the scope of this quick note. The other Linus. he timelines got all messed up and there weren't supposed to e two of them now so that's a little odd too.

Flu vaccine paradox adds to public health debate
'Canadian problem' an example of odd effects of prior vaccination
CBC News Posted: Jan 16, 2015 2:46 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 18, 2015 5:35 PM ET

(other articles on CBC around the same time show Canada fond the vaccine doesn't live up to the numbers the Americans sent with it. 23% is not what was promised)

Translation: the more shots you get the more likely you are to die. Since they've never been shown to actually save lives the takeaway point from that is your chances of surviving the flu are great if you don't get a flu shot. Actually they improve if the levels of enzymes, minerals and fatty acids permit the body to overcome the oxidative stress caused by the virus but we'll go into that later. As one immunologist so aptly put it, just take your vitamin and you should be ok and it does turn out to be a decent certain enzymes that can cause death from flu in otherwise healthy people, these certain enzymes, some of them, we call "vitamins" because in small amounts they function as such. We just call them electron donors and this just happens to be the best tolerated one, at least for polar molecules, you'd s carvacrol for non-polar applications obviously. For it turns out the ancient Greek "life force" and Chinese "Qi" ("Chi") and our electrons are all the same thing in medicine and what's written earlier we have new name for now, electrons. Go look up oxidative stress in wiki, it's a simple concept.

The essay is on the orthomolecular site which takes equivalent but similar flak from (just) industry. But this was founded by Pauling and the science of this is beyond reproach and 75 years of reading makes for an impressive supporting documentation. If it doesn't work then we have to assume the remission in ebola was spontaneous and idiopathic. I'd like to see someone try that when I'm sitting here listing off genbank accession numbers explaining how the viral mRNA works to people that only know surface proteins. Har.

Sorry, molbio jokes aren't for everyone and I don't get to make them often.


Comment About those polar maps (Score 0) 591

You're gonna tell kids the poles are melting?

What happens when they look at a map and see it's expanding?

What happens if they go to James Bay which is solid ice now and hear it wasn't 30 years ago, check with NASA and find there's more ice now than before?

What happens if they look at the south pole?

When the disconnect between readily available physical evidence and the popular media is this vast you'd hope the educational system would side with science. Odds are these facts aren't in the curriculum (somebody should check).

As you ponder America augering into the ground consider the benefits of being truthful with children. The left bought black science guy and white science guy to brainwash children and Murdoch just bought NatGeo now he's figured it out, reasoning those ads^H^H^Hfacts last 30 years in dentists and doctors offices.

I thought America was all about truth and liberty? Not commercial propaganda and oppression of free thought.

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