The March for Science Missing Signs

If yesterday’s events  were truly a March for Science and not a Trump Protest March these are the boring signs we would have seen:

§1 A scientific argument consists of clearly stated premises, inferences and conclusions.

§2 A scientific premise is verifiable. Premises and their sources are identified and readily available for independent verification.

§3 A scientific inference is logically valid.

§4 A scientific conclusion is deduced by application of axioms, definitions and theorems or measured properties and scientific concepts that have already been verified or validated.

§5 A scientific concept consists of statements that are logically valid conclusions deduced from premises that are themselves logically valid conclusions, axioms, definitions or theorems.

§6 A scientific concept is well-defined and has a well-defined capability of prediction within a well-defined context.

§7 A scientific concept can only be validated by comparison of predictions deduced from that concept with measurement results. Whenever predictions differ from measurement results, by more than the combined uncertainty of the measurement results and the claimed capability of the concept, there must be something wrong with the concept – or the test of it.

§8 A scientific concept can only be referred to as validated for the context covered by the validating tests.

§9 A scientific statement is based on verifiable data. Data and precise information about how that data was obtained are readily available for independent verification. Whenever data are corrected or disregarded, both uncorrected and corrected data are provided together with a scientific argument for the correction.

§10 A scientific measurement report contains traceable values, units and stated uncertainty for well-defined measurands in a well-defined context.

§11 A scientific prediction report contains values, units and claimed capability for well-defined measurands in a well-defined context.

Now that you know what real science is about, apply these principles to the claims for anthropogenic global warming, and you will discover that the March for Science was a sham, it was a political march that ignored the real science of climate change.

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The Idiots from Grass Valley and Nevada City Made National News

In addition to the report below this incident was discussed on National Syndicated Radio, the Tom Sullivan Show on KFBK today the 18th of April. A woman who attended the meeting called into the show, and when Tom ask where the people shouting were from, the lady said Nevada City and Grass Valley.

OROVILLE (CBS13) — The boos and shouts of displeasure started during the introduction of Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) at his town hall meeting in Oroville.

For nearly two hours, the crowd at the State Theater shouted down responses by the congressman.

“I’m appalled,” said Linda Agee, a LaMalfa supporter.

“It’s very enlightening and disturbing to experience this first hand,” said Denise Culley, who was attending her first town hall event.

How ever I think this was the more important comment from a high school student who attended the Town Hall:

As the crowd yelled through each response. A 16-year-old high school student offered his perspective.

“I think the immaturity is astounding,” said Greyson Reynolds.

Reynolds is an Oroville High School junior. He says he was at Monday’s meeting to thank LaMalfa for holding a similar Q & A at his high school. The atmosphere according to Reynolds was much different.

“Night and day. It’s hard to believe that these people are grown adults and those people, the people at my high school are children. You’d think it was the opposite,” said Reynolds.

Congressman Walks Off Stage During Oroville Town Hall

If this the image that the community wants? Is this the image that the Economic Resource Council want to send to potential business or employees considering a move to Nevada County, adults acting like children?

[cross posted in comments HERE.]

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With More on the Horizon


Be prepared, as the drought will return. It has in the past and will again, that is the climate cycle of Southwest United States, of which California is a major geographic contributor.

10Day Forecast

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Your Opportunity to Create Gov. Change

OMB is soliciting suggestions from the general public as to which agencies, regulations, etc. could be eliminated.

The deadline is June 12, so almost two months to get all the ideas in. So, let the White House know what agencies you think need to be shuttered, modified or sustained. 

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California Loses Another One to Texas

Kubota Tractor Corporation unveiled its new North American headquarters building in Grapevine, Texas, today in a special ribbon cutting ceremony with Governor Greg Abbott, Masatoshi Kimata, President and Representative Director of the Kubota Group, along with State and local officials and supporters from the Grapevine community who all helped to usher in a new era for the company.

The company’s move to Texas from Torrance, Calif., is the most significant change it has undertaken in its successful 45-year history in the U.S., where it has introduced over the years a full line of iconic orange tractors, construction equipment, lawn and garden equipment and utility vehicles.

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People Send Me Things: Where Are Trumps Tax Returns?

Excellent point!

                                     During a recent Trump  stop, a heckler
                                    from the audience hollered, “Hey Trump,
                                    where are you hiding your tax returns?

                                    The Donald politely responded, “I’ve
                                    found a very secure place that I’m
                                    certain they won’t be found.”

                                    The insistent heckler, then shouted,
                                    “And just where is that, dummy”?

                                    The Donald smiled and said, “They are
                                    underneath Obama’s college records, his
                                    passport application, his immigration
                                    status as a student, his funding
                                    sources to pay for college, his college
                                    records, and his Selective Service

                                    “What’s your next question?”

I used to post these items in the Rebane Rumination Sandbox, which has been transferred to another blogger, which I do not visit very often.  I will be posting more items that catch my interest on this blog.

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Sierra Nearing Record Water Year

According to the Sac Bee:

As of Saturday morning, the region accumulated an average of 87.5 inches of water across eight northern Sierra stations since the beginning of the season on Oct. 1, according to data from the California Department of Water Resources.

2017 Precip

The current record for the northern Sierra was established in 1982-1983, when the water year running from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30 saw a total of 88.5 inches.

Read more here:

The current forecast storm should push 2016-2017 into the record books. Stay Tuned. 

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