Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Phil Plait, cherry picking "scientist" of the month

Phil wrote a Chicken Little article in that bastion of scientific journalism Slate about temperatures in July, and the artist formerly known as global warming. He included this graphic.

Looks pretty ominous, doesn't it? Just one problem. He cherry picked both the supplier of data, and the data. Lets contrast it with some NOAA data:

You see what he did here? He picked one month out of the year, where the anomaly showed a slight upward trend, and ignored the overall trend. Since 2000, the temp has flatlined, but Plait's selected chart looks like there's a serious emergency.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Nate Silver's Wikipedia Article Ignores Errors from 2016 Presidential Primaries

Not once does the article mention all of Silver's blunders from 2016. Here's the article's criticism section:

Now check our his errors on the daily caller:

So he completely blew up on Trump's odds, and not one mention of that in the Wikipedia article. I would change it, but we all know as soon as I did that the Wikipedia gate trolls would immediately change it back.

Here's Silver, hilariously talking about why he failed on Trump; He didn't use a statistical model.

So he's a forecaster that didn't use a forecasting model on Trump? What good is that? His argument is that he didn't have enough data, and that Trump was an outlier, but on previous models he uses poll data. So didn't we have a lot of poll data on Trump?

Silver claims that's he's between a liberal and a libertarian, in his political leanings which is pure bullshit. He's all liberal. All the time.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Wikipedia's Bernie Sanders Fantasy

I noticed a few slight discrepancies between Bernie Sanders' history on wikipedia, and a few other publications. Here's one from his earlier life. Wikipedia:

"They married in 1964 and bought a summer home in Vermont; they had no children and divorced in 1966"

The Spectator:

"Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment."

A slight departure from the academic shills that maintain Wikipedia, isn't it?

Here's another whopper from Wikipedia:

"In 1968, Sanders moved to Vermont because he had been "captivated by rural life." After his arrival there he worked as a carpenter, filmmaker, and writer"

The Spectator:

"One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there."
Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment. Then he had a child out of wedlock. Desperate, he tried carpentry but could barely sink a nail. “He was a shi**y carpenter,” a friend told Politico Magazine. “His carpentry was not going to support him, and didn’t.”
Then he tried his hand freelancing for leftist rags, writing about “masturbation and rape” and other crudities for $50 a story. He drove around in a rusted-out, Bondo-covered VW bug with no working windshield wipers. Friends said he was “always poor” and his “electricity was turned off a lot.” They described him as a slob who kept a messy apartment — and this is what his friends had to say about him."

By reading his Wikipedia history, you'd think he was a decent guy, married young and divorced, did some odd jobs and then straightened his life out. The reality was, that he was a bum, who couldn't hold down a job, support a wife, or make it in the private sector. So what does he do? He becomes a leftist politician, of course!

This is why the occupiers, millennials who are living in their mommy's basements, and all the rest of the entitled 48% that pay no income tax are feeling the Bern. And why they have lots of time to edit and control Wikipedia. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Google snubs our fallen soldiers, more bay area's how I'm celebrating

Coverage about Google snubbing our fallen:

Here's how I'm paying Google back:

Paul Krugman: What’s behind this success? His hilarious assessment of the VA in 2011

This would be funny, if people weren't dead:

"...And yes, this is “socialized medicine” — although some private systems, like Kaiser Permanente, share many of the V.H.A.’s virtues. But it works — and suggests what it will take to solve the troubles of U.S. health care more broadly."

Yes, it is a socialized medicine disaster. Thank God it was "overhauled" during the Clinton administration. Good job Clintons! I'm looking forward to your third term, when you finish the job.

Saturday, May 28, 2016 The collapse of Venezuela isn't due to Socialism...its just bad currency management...

It wasn't the price controls, the nationalization of industry and subsequent poor management of those state-owned businesses. It wasn't the huge amounts of money given to the poor, and out of control spending. No, no, it was just currency mismanagement.

Does Venezuela’s Crisis Prove Socialism Doesn’t Work?

No, no, we just need another hundred examples. Next time, we'll do it right! Even though the public sector can't run a hot dog stand without losing money. Even while this clown of a writer is sitting in his apartment, without electricity, he's still hooked on socialism. These journalists are hooked on socialism like it's heroin or something. Apparently starving to death, isn't the bottom yet. The amazing thing to me, is that 30% of the people in Venezuela still support Maduro. That means that you can kill off your own population with a failed state, and 30% of them will still think you're OK. Which also explains Obama's approval ratings.