Saturday, December 28, 2013

New California Employment Laws Favor Illegal Aliens

Just one more reason to move out of this state.  The AP headline, reprinted in the Sacramento Bee is:  New Calif. laws try to help employees, immigrants

I was intrigued, since "immigrants" is code not for our friends arriving here lawfully, the lifeblood ever invigorating our great nation, but rather for illegal aliens, who undermine the system they were so eager to join that they were willing to break the law to get here.
As California's economy recovers, the Democrats who control the state Legislature put a priority on assisting more vulnerable workers with some of the laws taking effect in the new year.

Low-income workers, immigrants in the country illegally, domestic caregivers and farm laborers will benefit from bills lawmakers passed in 2013.
If you're amazed, you're not alone.  I am too.  People who are not permitted by federal law to work in the United States, because they are here illegally are going to be helped by new California law.  Hey, California legislature how about we deport them instead so that low income workers in California who are here legally can get a job?

In reading the details of the story, though, it turns out the new law is likely to put more people out of work by eliminating more low-skill positions as always happens when minimum wage is raised.  So, more lawful Californians will have more of their paychecks stolen to pay for people who shouldn't be here.  The world is truly upside down, at least in California.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

More Global Warming Skepticism

I still won't call it climate change, since climate change isn't a problem, it's a constant on Earth.  The myth is that any action by humanity could make it stable.

On to the news stories.  First, we have Global-warming ‘proof’ is evaporating.
The 2013 hurricane season just ended as one of the five quietest years since 1960. But don’t expect anyone who pointed to last year’s hurricanes as “proof” of the need to act against global warming to apologize; the warmists don’t work that way.

Warmist claims of a severe increase in hurricane activity go back to 2005 and Hurricane Katrina. The cover of Al Gore’s 2009 book, “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis,” even features a satellite image of the globe with four major hurricanes superimposed.

Yet the evidence to the contrary was there all along. Back in 2005 I and others reviewed the entire hurricane record, which goes back over a century, and found no increase of any kind. Yes, we sometimes get bad storms — but no more frequently now than in the past. The advocates simply ignored that evidence — then repeated their false claims after Hurricane Sandy last year.
The author goes on to point out that the IPCC has been lying, since leaders in the warmist camp have admitted global warming stopped after 1998.  
Just five years ago, the head of the International Panel on Climate Change, the group most associated with “proving” that global warming is man-made and has horrific potential consequences, told Congress that Earth is running a “fever” that’s “apt to get much worse.” Yet he and IPCC knew the warming had stopped a decade earlier.
It's almost like the IPCC is all about politics instead of scientific truth. 

There's also further evidence the Earth has been warmer in the past, and I don't mean the prehuman past.  It was warmer during Roman and medieval times.  (If you'd like more, here it is in the Wall Street Journal).  We knew about the medieval warming period already, it's a truth the East Anglia scientists tried to cover up as revealed during the Climategate scandal.  I wasn't as aware of the warmer period during Roman times.

Since we know humanity's burning of fossil fuels wasn't the cause of warming in the medieval or Roman periods of history, we're sure drastic, multibillion dollar international wealth redistribution schemes dressed up as climate change remediation programs didn't bring on the little ice age from 1500 AD to 1800 AD, and we know that climate change prior to that wasn't either, what's the cause?

I've suggested in the past that climate change correlates far better to solar activity than it does to concentrations of greenhouse gases.  That continues to be true.  Solar activity is at its lowest in a century and despite massive carbon dioxide production, the Earth seems to be cooling, not warming.

It's no wonder Al Gore and his acolytes work so hard to characterize skeptics as crazy deniers.  With the scientific evidence for their theory evaporating, they don't have much else they can do.