27 Feb 2015

A US Senator threw a snowball in the Senate today to prove climate change is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.”

Winter-weary Washington needs no reminder of the season, but Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Jim Inhofe offered one anyway today — tossing a snowball on the Senate floor as he argued that human activity isn’t affecting climate change.
The Oklahoma Republican, whose family built an igloo on the National Mall five years ago as a jab at former Vice President Al Gore, lobbed his snowball gently before arguing that the risks of global warming are exaggerated.
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“The reality is that climate change has been occurring since the beginning of time,” Inhofe said.
Most scientists agree that greenhouse gas emissions from human activity are accelerating the warming of the planet and the resulting rises in sea levels and average temperatures — a trend not contradicted by the continued existence of winter. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned in November that a disastrous rise in planetary temperatures is growing more likely unless nations drastically cut global carbon emissions.

Still, Inhofe’s cheeky snowball toss captured the attention of Twitter. “Just wow,” a White House spokesman wrote of the move.
One thing Inhofe made sure to do was follow Senate procedure. Near the end of his remarks, he clarified that he’d obtained unanimous consent to “use a prop on the floor.”


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/jim-inhofe-climate-change-pitch-snow-joke-115557.html

15 comments:

  1. David John Mowers27 February 2015 at 11:09

    The Greatest Hoax is the idea that money should be issued, lent to banks and controlled by arbitrary rules.

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  2. Math & Physics27 February 2015 at 12:52

    The second greatest hoax, commercial airliners hit WTC 1&2.
    By the laws of physics, it's not possible for an aluminum plane to penetrate structural steel box columns.

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  3. Did a Russia tank deliver it to him?

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  4. David John Mowers28 February 2015 at 00:28

    Why just the other day I loaded some potatoes and meat into a butter-filled piece of aluminum wrap and threw it onto my hot grill so hard the entire thing collapsed and the butter caught fire as it passed through the gas-chamber so that when the aluminum-wrapped potatoes made it into the propane container the whole thing exploded leaving thermite-like slices on the legs.

    To be fair our family uses thermite enriched salt so...

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  5. WarIsaRacketBySmedleyButler28 February 2015 at 02:36

    I think the Holocaust, 9/11, and Gulf of Tonkin are pretty big but Global Warming is up there.

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  6. Math & Physics28 February 2015 at 07:00

    LMAO, though you should check out the chemical composition of the bed rock granite.

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  7. David John Mowers28 February 2015 at 08:21

    I know this; it is mostly glass and glass must be heat-tempered and if it is ever brought to or past the degree of tempering it must be allowed to cool at the same original rate whence it was first tempered or it becomes horribly brittle so by using fire on granite and quick-cooling it with water afterwards you can essentially destabilize it to the point where it is weak enough to be chipped away with rudimentary metal hand tools...

    ...but, try to explain this to an, "ancient alien theorist," and you will find yourself labeled a, "government shill," and a cover-up artist working (without your knowledge of course) for the, "aliens."

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  8. Math & Physics28 February 2015 at 10:37

    Chemical composition, is not a general description. It contains IRON OXIDE, a precursor of themite and ALUMINUM OXIDE the byproduct of a reaction. Having gone through molecular dissociation, it is a fine powder and the very reason for calling it, the mythical, "nano-thermite".
    In other words, you are drawing broad conclusions about a narrow subject, chemistry. "Nano-thermite" is a red herring, though he doesn't comprehend this fact, Dimitri Khalezov went into great detail as to how the demolition took place, in 05'.

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  9. David John Mowers28 February 2015 at 17:07

    So you are basically saying there is (was) no reason for any thermite to exist in the rubble of the towers? The center columns were entirely concrete.

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  10. Math & Physics28 February 2015 at 17:40

    Molecular dissociation is a phenomenon/by-product of a nuclear detonation. Pluto only gives off alpha, an easily blocked form of radiation, it has to be ingested to harm ppl.
    Once the core was undermined, it's weight transferred to the truss system causing the ext columns to fail at the weakest "link". Fake impact zone "exit" balanced the fall.

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  11. David John Mowers28 February 2015 at 18:14

    Except the original plans were leaked to the internet and they show the anticipation of an airliner hitting the tower so it was designed in such a way that it could not fail in that way.

    An airplane crashed into the Empire State Building at some point so the planners for the trade towers used a 727 direct hit as a model and made it to withstand such.

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  12. Math & Physics1 March 2015 at 09:08

    You are now clearly making things up as you go along, READ A BOOK!!
    Wing span of a B-25, 65ft. Hole in the ESB 18x20ft, the airframe fell to the street, unassisted. ESB facade stone, all masonry has negligible tensile strength <1Ksi, the reason karate demos use stone props. Structural steel over 85Ksi, and can not be penetrated by alum in frees space at subsonic speed. Physics is 100% repeatable, so show an example that contradicts this fact if you still believe commercial airliners hit the WTC.
    The TT were designed to withstand a 707-320b which started service in 62'. The 320b has a TOW eight tons greater than a 767-200('claimed' S. tower impact), w/ a cruse speed pretty much the same.
    You are going by what other people are telling you, do YOUR OWN RESEARCH if you are going to stand behind it.

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  13. David John Mowers1 March 2015 at 14:18

    You are disturbed.

    I am merely repeating what others have claimed it does not matter to what degree weight was factor or not, what size aircraft, what speed etc. The buildings were built to withstand an impact from a jetliner and stay standing. Thermite charges were used to bring them down and they were left inside the building from a planned demolition because the owners could not afford to renovate them that is why the lease on the towers was so cheap.

    You now venture into non-reality by claiming nuclear weapons were used on the towers which is patently absurd.

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  14. Math &amp; Physics1 March 2015 at 17:47

    What is ABSURD is the fact you don't know sh!t about the chemical compounds you are talking about. Even Steven Jones mass spec analysis chopped the heavy end of the chart to hide the heavy metals. Thermite doesn't explode, nor would any standard of reasonable timing allow thermite to be used.
    IF you take an objective look at GRANITE, you will find the very same chemical compounds as your mythical "nano-thermite".
    Nor do you even comprehend the fact a nuke can very much be contained by bed rock GRANITE due to it outstanding compressive strength properties. YOU are the one dealing in fantasy destruction methods.
    Even the seismic data clearly shows a nuke went off, it was even captured on a tripod mounted camera. Where do you think all the heat came from, that lingered for months? It can only be explained one way, and it not unicorns w/ 'nano-thermite'.
    Engage in denial as much as you want, it doesn't change what is physically possible.

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  15. David John Mowers2 March 2015 at 07:39

    Concrete was used to make the center columns of the trade towers.

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