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Scientists find one place on Earth that climate change is good for

Lo and Behold — climate change “may” help feed the starving Ethiopians and turn the nation into a “food exporting country”.

( That sounds pretty serious. Pay billions –  Stop That Now!)

With so many climate models, sooner or later one was going to turn up something good — in much the same way that Lotto somehow “finds” the winner. Incredibly the happy possibility even made it into a press release.

Perhaps it is safe to admit that climate change may help people in a country where the UN is not wanting to scare the voters into buying carbon credits?

Where are the headlines “Burn Oil and help feed Ethiopia?”

Where are the Green NGOs who see an opportunity here to get Ethiopia on its feet? Don’t they believe the climate models –  Or is it that they don’t really give a toss about hungry black kids?

Climate change may help Ethiopia, increase the country’s access to water

A team of researchers from Virginia Tech have predicted that water availability in the Blue Nile Basin of Ethiopia may increase in coming decades due to global climate change. It could also lead to increased crop production, spur massive hydroelectric power projects, and foster irrigation development in the region.

“For all the catastrophic impacts of climate change, there are some silver linings,” said Zach Easton, associate professor of biological systems engineering. “The sad irony is that climate change may be the catalyst Ethiopia needs to become a food-exporting country.”

What if a climate model found that a wealthy developed nation (aka “a UN cash cow”) would be better off …

REFERENCE

  1. Moges B. Wagena, Andrew Sommerlot, Anteneh Z. Abiy, Amy S. Collick, Simon Langan, Daniel R. Fuka, Zachary M. Easton. Climate change in the Blue Nile Basin Ethiopia: implications for water resources and sediment transport.Climatic Change, 2016; DOI: 10.1007/s10584-016-1785-z
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117 comments to Scientists find one place on Earth that climate change is good for

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    tom0mason

    Great next target 600ppm.
    Tell the UN we must not breach it and it will happen, much to the benefit of countries like Ethiopia, Somalia, etc.

    Burn that fuel France, China, and India let’s green-up the world :)

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      Rod Stuart

      What evidence of which you are aware suggests that the concentration of atmospheric CO2 is influenced by the combustion of “fossil” fuels?

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        PeterPetrum

        Our Chief Scientist told Senator Roberts that that is the case, and it is what is driving the temperature rise that is still happening, so it must be true, if he said it!!

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          Dennis

          Maybe the BoM climate change personnel are his advisors.

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          bobl

          He also said that UV comes in and heats the surface and IR then goes out, which of course is factually incorrect. It shows he doesn’t know even the basics. UV has nothing to do with it, UV is largely absorbed in the stratosphere

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          ‘Stern-gate’ @ Bishop Hill. Another episode in cli-sci,
          of ‘trust but do not verify.’ Oh Lord!
          http://bishophill.squarespace.com/

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          Peter C

          The Chief Scientist made a number of arguments in answer to Malcolm Roberts.

          My understanding of his first argument; Humans are causing the increasing CO2 levels is this:
          1 Humans are burning fossil fuels in increasing amounts,
          2.Burning fossil fuel liberates CO2 into the atmosphere,
          3.Atmospheric CO2 is going up.

          I have not heard anyone disagree with the points 1-3.

          What he did not mention was any other possible causes of CO2 going up apart from humans burning fossil fuels so I presume that he considers that the association and the causation are self evident.

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      Dennis

      Yes, after all if about 0.040 per cent can create so much warming a little more would be good as the new cooling develops.

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    Leonard Lane

    Well, if the Marxist Climunists are predicting more water for Ethiopia, then it is time for Ethiopia to start planning for drought.

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    Yonniestone

    The ironies burn in this one, climate change frightbats claim increased atmospheric CO2 will burn up the planet but in reality it feeds plant life creating this predicted (and already occurring) food bowl.

    ‘Despite the many disastrous impacts of climate change’ stated in the link is in effect true, the trillions of dollars collected, frittered, hoarded, wasted in the faux pursuit of mitigating a human induced type apocalypse has in turn severely halted much funding into medical and technical advancements that would be of far greater benefits to those that are most vulnerable.

    A higher learning institution like Virginia Tech persisting down this path of new age alchemy highlights another way to help developing nations with education, a good solid base of traditional fundamental methods that are proven to work will assist any nation through technology and politics, Africa for example have had a succession of Oligarchs sprung from the throes of various socialist government failures (is there any other?) an introduction to Republics that promote security and freedom through participation would do wonders.

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      Greg Cavanagh

      A higher learning institution like Virginia Tech persisting down this path of new age alchemy highlights another way to help developing nations with education…

      Who’s gonna be doing the educating? Viginia Tech??? God I hope not.
      See the paradox. The West is so depraved we can’t teach anyone anything useful.

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    diogenese2

    The bad news for the Ethiopians is that all this extra rainfall only exists within computer programmes. The prediction evolves from using “watershed models” (whose precision I cannot assess) to force IPCC climate models and RCPs whose veracity and performance has generated much comment.

    “This study coupled a watershed model analysis with bias corrected and downscaled Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 5 (CMIP5) climate data to assess the potential impact of climate change on water resources and sediment dynamics in two critical headwater basins of the BNB. Climate scenarios analyzed include RCP2.6, RCP4.5, RCP6.0, and RCP8.5 from six climate models, which were used to force watershed models calibrated against historic streamflow for six gauged sub-watersheds in the Tana basin and four gauged sub-watersheds in the Beles basin.”

    Also Ethiopeans should not be in too much hurry to set up export infrastructure for their anticipated surpluses in view of the time scale outlined below.

    “We analyzed the impact of climate change for two future time periods (2041–2065 and 2075–2099) by running each of the six downscaled and bias corrected CMIP5 model predicted climate forcings through the watershed models to assess the impact of ensemble model mean and variance in climate change prediction on water availability and sediment transport.”

    Somehow I think this paper will have little affect on the desperate problem manifest now just 21 miles away.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3864084/Left-wing-British-anarchists-planning-trouble-against-Calais-police-French-authorities-prepare-raze-Jungle-ground.html

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    pat

    multiple links:

    24 Oct: Daily Caller: Andrew Follett: Top University Stole Millions From Taxpayers By Faking Global Warming Research
    A global warming research center at the London School of Economics got millions of dollars from UK taxpayers by taking credit for research it didn’t perform, an investigation by The Daily Mail revealed.
    The UK government gave $11 million dollars to the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) in exchange for research that the organization reportedly never actually did…
    The government never checked CCCEP’s supposed publication lists, saying they were “taken on trust,” according to the report…
    “It is serious misconduct to claim credit for a paper you haven’t supported, and it’s fraud to use that in a bid to renew a grant,” Professor Richard Tol, a climate economics expert from Sussex University whose research was reportedly stolen by CCCEP, told The Daily Mail (LINK). “I’ve never come across anything like it before. It stinks.”…
    READ ALL, MORE LINKS
    http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/24/top-university-stole-millions-from-taxpayers-by-faking-global-warming-research/

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    I was up in the Victorian High Country this weekend and you can also thank climate change for an extended ski season. We thought our trip would be mundane dust/mud, but it turned out to be a winter wonderland and we drove across the High Plains in snow conditions as if it was the middle of winter.

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    C. Paul Barreira

    What credibility does this ‘study’ possess? For catastrophist or sceptic. The models employed are those of the IPCC or like-minded institutions. Over forty years ago one of my lecturers observed that whatever demographers predicted for a place or people was the one thing that would not eventuate. Quite so. And no doubt it holds here. Ethiopia has been a place of misery for as long as I can remember; no change anticipated.

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      Graeme No.3

      Then let the world move the IPCC to Ethiopia. There they can observe their prediction coming true, or not, and they will need housing, airconditioning, reliable electricity, water and sewerage. A far better use for the enormous sums they waste and one that will improve the life of the local inhabitants regardless of the outcome.

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    David Maddison

    The strange thing is that Ethiopia used to be a net food exporter until the Marxists took over in 1974. Supposed global warming not necessary to enable it to grow food, just good management.

    As for the rest of Africa, a supposed dry climate is not the reason for famine, Australia is drier. They starve because of incompetent management and endless war. Nothing to do with climate.

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      TdeF

      Zimbabwe is a case in point. Not enough food to feed its own people after being a major food producer. Tribalism posing as Marxism. Then dictator Mugabe, banned from Europe attending the Climate COP21 in Paris for a handout? On behalf of all the other African states who want hand outs.

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        Analitik

        Bring back colonialism (I want the red thumbs for this)

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          David Maddison

          Agreed. The Africans were better off under any metric you can think of.

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          TdeF

          Colonialism is a perjorative term for what was trade driven export of technology, administration and inadvertently religion, mores, culture, language and legal system and democracy.

          India in particular was ready for change and wanted the change. What became government was originally a private company, the East India company run by 20 accountants in London. In the end it had a huge army and ran a government, but that was not the intention. As for Mexico and the conquistadors, that was an invasion but so was the takeover by the Aztecs with their murderous rituals which killed tens of thousands a week. I think history should not be judged by the standards of today. The only true non colonizers were the Mongols who just killed everyone. Australia was not ‘invaded’ by anyone. More perjorative language.

          My point about Africa is that they have made a giant leap backwards to lethal, destructive dark ages tribalism with modern weapons. The Greens would have us destroy what we achieved in the 20th century too as they focus on political power to destroy our society, our roads, our cars, our factories, our farms, our power supplies and our way of life. They even want to say gender is really a choice. Nuts. All in the name of ‘progress’, back to the middle ages albeit with fixed wheel bicycles and iPhones and twitter. Perfectly named, Twitter.

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    Ross

    The only thing that will get any African country into being a significant food producer ( which is very possible for many of them) is to get political stability in place. Everything else is pipe dreaming.

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    Rick Will

    I prefer global warming to Climate Change. The latter sucks here in Victoria. A friend found this one on Facebook:
    https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14721743_1331915410175691_8920042207250895619_n.jpg?oh=df7b903b8e8dca2170a8c70caeb2efc4&oe=589544EA

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    TdeF

    The two manufactured mantras of the anti coal people
    1. Australia has the highest CO2 emissions per capita in the world.
    2. Hazelwood has the highest CO2/kwhr of any power station in Australia.

    #1 is just silly, a manufactured number like sheep per person in NZ.
    #2 I cannot find this? All there is is the absurd activist and private environmentvictoria and of course the ABC programs which consider coal to be the devil.

    Is Hazelwood so much less efficient than Loy Yang A or B?
    Hazelwood 1,600 megawatts
    Loy Yang A 2,200 megawatts
    Loy Yang B 1,050 megawatts
    Yallourn 1,480 megawatts

    a total of 6,330 megawatts.

    Gas turbines 2,385 for as long as the gas lasts and including Newport
    Wind farms 1,080 with another 2,000mw approved. Bass straight is already 60% of what it was.

    So we are a very long way from being able to close coal. The extreme left of politics wants us to buy our energy from NSW black coal on the basis that CO2 per kw is half. The problem is that in Europe that is just not true. The difference is only 6%.

    Does anyone have comparative data on the CO2 per kw of say Hazelwood vs Loy Yang A? Same owners.

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      TdeF

      The news in the Australian is that the board in France has voted to close Hazelwood, a total disaster for Victoria, NSW, Tasmania and South Australia. Electricity prices will immediately go up 25% but the system will be much more fragile, especially for interstate customers. Expect major blackouts next year in all four states and Canberra. The black hearted Greens do not care how many hospitals find themselves without power as happened in Adelaide.

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        David Maddison

        I have a small generator, purchased about five years ago but never unboxed. I was going to sell it but now I think I will keep it as I am expecting regular and prolonged black outs in VIC.

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        OriginalSteve

        When my elderly parents built thier new home, I was adamant they have solar on the roof as a satnd alone power source, as I relaized the greens ( Communists ) want to hold a country ransom by destroying its stability.

        ON matters stability – I wonder how long before the greens become labelled as agitators and put on security watch lists? While I recognise true ecologists and those who want to preserve the environment are fine, maybe if the greens as a whole were put on watch lists, that would would motoivate them to drive out the actual trouble makers ( Communist agitators using the greens as cover ) who like bush ticks have burrowed into their hosts and gorging on them….

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          OriginalSteve

          Wow I rated at least an honourable mention to the random red thumb guy….it is random, I’m sure of it now, just one big erratic click-fest…..kinda like watching a grasshopper bouncing across your keyboard….

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        David Maddison

        In a way the closure might be a good thing because it will lead to regular large scale blackouts which might draw the sheeple’s attention to the insanity of using the intermittents.

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          clive

          They still haven’t got the message in SA,after 2 black-outs in about 6 months.And Qld’s Palachook is still talking about “Bird Mincers”Where do we find these”Knuckle Draggers”?

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            OriginalSteve

            Hey , when the pay TV goes off and the ( insert favourite sport here ) premiere can’t be viewed, don’t worry it will register….

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        Analitik

        Jay Weatherill will be on the phone to Daniel Andrews, begging for the shut down to be reversed after about half the (8 x 200 MW) units have been taken offline.

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          David Maddison

          I wonder if they’ll blow it up like they did to the power station in SA to make sure it can never be reopened?

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        Analitik

        Canberra will be fine – they’ll have PPA’s with enough interstate wind farms to cover 100% of their electrical needs by then ;)

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        GrahamP

        From The Australian article today:

        “Engie has denied the report in Les Echos, saying no decision has been made”

        “Japanese trading house Mitsui, which owns a 28 per cent stake in the plant, declined to comment on specifics yesterday and said only: “Any decision on the closure of Hazelwood will be made only with the approval of both shareholders, Engie and Mitsui. No ­decision has been made.”

        Maybe some more idle speculation??

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          Rereke Whakaaro

          Note the phrase, “No decision has been made”. This phrase was used by both Engie and Mitsui. That could be coincidence, or it could be a planned alignment.

          Either way, the possibility is being actively discussed at Board level.

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    pat

    multiple attacks on Trump, none on Clinton, plus “CAGW Central Reuters” declares the election is over:

    25 Oct: UK Daily Mail: Reuters: Clinton slams Trump for comments on offensive against Islamic State
    (Reporting by Luciana Lopez in New Hampshire and Steve Holland in Florida; Writing by James Oliphant; Editing by Caren Bohan and Frances Kerry)
    According to Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project, which surveys the vote in battleground states, Clinton leads Trump in most of the states that Trump would need to win to have a chance of amassing the minimum 270 Electoral College votes needed to capture the White House.
    According to the survey, she has a better than 95 percent chance of winning, if the election was held this week.
    ***The mostly likely outcome would be 326 votes for Clinton to 212 for Trump…
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3868438/Clinton-slams-Trump-comments-offensive-against-Islamic-State.html

    ***it was even worse for Trump at Reuters 2 days ago!

    23 Oct: Reuters: U.S. options market not very ‘Trumped up’ ahead of vote
    By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed
    A reading of positioning data on options tied to the benchmark S&P 500 index shows little pickup in demand for contracts that would offer investors downside insurance in the event that stock prices take a major hit right after the Nov. 8 election.
    Moreover, based on options term structures – calculated from prices of options with different expirations – it is hardly evident at all that investors are positioning for an uncertain outcome, even with Election Day barely two weeks away, Michael Purves, head of derivatives research at Weeden & Co, said.
    “There had been a modest premium bump for November options a few weeks ago, but that seems to have faded steadily with Trump’s slide in polls,” Purves said…

    In a Reuters poll of equity strategists earlier this month, a victory by Democrat Hillary Clinton was viewed as the more positive outcome for stock prices in the near term.
    Trump’s chances of defeating Clinton to capture the White House have diminished markedly over the last several weeks, according to most polls and prediction markets.
    The Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project, which uses an online opinion poll to project election outcomes in all 50 states, estimates that Clinton has a better than 95 percent chance of winning the minimum of 270 Electoral College votes to claim the presidency if the election were held today.
    ***The most likely outcome would be 326 votes for Clinton to 212 for Trump…

    While the options market might be only a moderate catalyst for the S&P 500 index, individual sectors such as healthcare and energy might be more prone to election-related volatility, derivatives analysts at Deutsche Bank said in a recent note…READ ALL
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-options-analysis-idUSKCN12O001

    from anti-Trump CBS/YouGov – posting just for fun:

    23 Oct: RedStateWatcher: New Florida Poll Shows Major Landslide
    CBS News Battleground Tracker (YouGov): Florida, Oct. 23, 2016
    Question 25: If there was no voter fraud this year, who do you think would probably win in November?
    Result: Donald Trump 69% Hillary Clinton 31%
    http://redstatewatcher.com/article.asp?id=44849

    Reuters States of the Nation says Clinton takes Florida.

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      PeterPetrum

      I was watching Trump’s campaign manager – a very competent sounding lady – in a recent TV interview. She said that the reason, she felt, that the polls were wrong was that they made a habit of polling only those people who had voted Republican or Democrat at the last election. She felt that there were so many people out there who have never voted before but are now energised to vote for Trump that they still feel that Trump will win. And as I have said on other sites, if polling day is cold and wet, Clinton voters will not bother coming out to vote because “she is bound to win anyway” – the Brexit effect.

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        Dennis

        Political published polls, as compared to party internal polling that is never revealed publicly, are manipulated. Similar technique used to forecast future election results by the numbers.

        Select electorates and polling booths within those electorates where from past results the pollster is most likely to obtain the answers required to obtain a desired result. Then phone people and ask carefully crafted questions to weed out undesirables by age, voting preference, etc.

        Easy if you know how.

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        Yonniestone

        That’d be Kellyanne Conway a good choice for Trump, another to watch is Katrina Pierson who is very clever in catching out lefties in interviews, funny thing when searching for a Pierson video to link the Google search came up with page after page of negative biased videos against her while two months ago her press take down videos were very popular and came up on the first page, hmmmmmm.

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        TdeF

        I hope you are right. We do not need WW3 which Hilary promises. What she and Obama have done in Arab countries is beyond logic. Aleppo was a melting pot for two thousand years but in so little time it has been destroyed. So much of the Middle East is in flames and Iran is building nuclear bombs with permission.

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      Ross

      Here is how you rig an election

      http://realclimatescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Screen-Shot-2016-10-24-at-9.01.15-PM.png

      Trump is right –the swamp needs to be cleaned out.

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        Peter C

        It looks like they are using electronic voting! Voting machines rigged. Another reason why we should not have that here.

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          Ross

          Peter

          I think about 30-40% of voting is done with these machines. But unlike Australia & NZ where voting is controlled by the Government , these machine are usually privately owned with proprietary software –absolutely ripe for corruption. ( George Soros owns one of the companies supplying these machines !!!). The more I look at the USA system the more 3rd world it looks.

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    “A team of researchers…have predicted…due to global climate change…”

    It’s a bit like announcing another woman has come forward about Trump. Or there’s a new buddie movie starring Brendan Fraser and Nicholas Cage. Or Malcolm Turnbull has this great new idea for taxation. Or…

    You get what I mean. Nobody listens, nobody cares. Our Green Betters want to party like it’s 2007. Someone tell ‘em it’s over.

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      Greg Cavanagh

      It’s worse than we thought.
      Think of the children.
      Future generations will…
      It will change the future forever.
      The old paradigm has ended, this new…

      Vanity of vanities; all is vanity. There is nothing new under the sun.

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    Robert Rosicka

    Maybe time to pass a law that recovers tax payer money lost through political incompetence .
    Send in the Sherrif to empty their bank accounts sell up their property’s and investments even take the family home and super accounts .
    Then maybe we will see some commonsense decisions and no more ideology based over spending .
    I know it’s a big ask to make politicians accountable for their actions but it works for the plebs .

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    pat

    Ducks on the Ground:

    24 Oct: VIDEO: 14mins51secs: Project Veritas: Rigging the Election – Video III: Creamer Confirms Hillary Clinton Was PERSONALLY Involved
    It exposes prohibited communications between Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the DNC and the non-profit organization Americans United for Change. And, it’s all disguised as a duck. In this video, several Project Veritas Action undercover journalists catch Democracy Partners founder directly implicating Hillary Clinton in FEC violations. “In the end, it was the candidate, Hillary Clinton, the future president of the United States, who wanted ducks on the ground,” says Creamer in one of several exchanges. “So, by God, we would get ducks on the ground.” It is made clear that high-level DNC operative Creamer realized that this direct coordination between Democracy Partners and the campaign would be damning when he said: “Don’t repeat that to anybody.”…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEQvsK5w-jY

    Veritas’s Aaron Black – two pics – at a Duck protest (cap & blue/white check shirt).
    https://i.reddituploads.com/e847267589504dbcb8a3d3b1382c7e19?fit=max&h=1536&w=1536&s=4c68bf601047a4eac2660be5d2bd8508

    Veritas’s Zulema Rodriguez credited at HuffPo for Pic of Duck at Trump protest (click to enlarge)
    http://i.imgur.com/HTICfwy.png

    LOCK THEM UP.

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    STJOHNOFGRAFTON

    Notice the use of the modal verbs “may” and “could” as used by scientists in this article. The use of modal verbs in this, ‘scientific report’, suggests that the author of the research is predicting, at no risk to their credibility, a high probability of outcome for the Ethiopian climate change miracle when, in fact, the probability of the suggested outcome actually happening is low to insignificant.

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    PeterS

    I found an appropriate PC term we skeptics can use to explain away the insistence by many scientists who continue to push the man-made global warming myth. It’s called intellectual phase locking.

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      David Maddison

      Is sceptic the right word to describe us? To say we are sceptics (skeptics to our US friends) implies that there is some doubt to the proposition of AGW.

      Doesn’t our objective evaluation of unaltered data lead us to the understanding that there is no AGW and therefore wouldn’t we be just believers in the facts, “factualists”?

      What do people think about what we should call ourselves, and the other side for that matter?

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        Rod Stuart

        I recall being accused of being a “sceptic” at least fifteen years ago.
        I always replied that I am no sceptic, because scepticism implies doubt, and I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that it is the biggest and costliest scam ever to be perpetrated upon the human race.

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          Another Ian

          Rod

          In the same vein. Due to some early exposure as to what goes on in those medels I’m not a denier. I’m a rejecter – until solid evidence is produced.

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        PeterS

        I understand a good scientist who uses the correct techniques in handling research and findings never commits 100% as there will often be new discoveries and theories. However, I do understand your point with regards to AGW and I agree the word “skeptic” is too strong a word here. Personally, I’m convinced beyond any reasonable doubt that the AGW “story” is both a scam and a hoax. Having said that if someone provides clear evidence that man is actually altering the climate is some significant way with CO2 then I would be prepared to change my mind. Of course no such evidence has been put forward up to now.

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      Criddle Dog

      We need to retune the loop.

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    Ursus Augustus

    Gosh, the whole thing has been turned into Sophie’s Choice by this revelation!!

    Q Will the CAGWarmists let Ethiopia’s future be sacrificed for the ‘greater good’ and wash their hands of any moral responsibility?

    A Buy hand gel futures now!

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    Quick, maybe we need to send Ethiopia some windmills and solar panels.

    Ethiopia is a little bit larger in area than the State of South Australia. (1.1 Million SqKm versus 984,400SqKm)

    The Population of Ethiopia is 95 Million people versus only 25 Million here in the whole of Australia.

    The whole of Australia generates 235TWH of power each year.

    Ethiopia generates 8.6WH of power each year.

    Adelaide, with a population of 1.1 Million consumes 6.2TWH of power in a year.

    So 95 Million people in Ethiopia get not much more electrical power than 1.1 Million consume here in Adelaide Australia.

    Looks to me like windmills and solar panels are needed there.

    Tony.

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    Mark M

    NASA, April 26, 2016:
    Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Finds

    “However, carbon dioxide fertilization isn’t the only cause of increased plant growth—nitrogen, land cover change and climate change by way of global temperature, precipitation and sunlight changes all contribute to the greening effect.”

    http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/carbon-dioxide-fertilization-greening-earth

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    Ruairi

    The annual flood of the Nile,
    Left much land for Egyptians fertile,
    Which could feed the whole nation,
    By their planned irrigation,
    And allowed them to live in some style.

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    Oliver K. Manuel

    Thanks for the post. Yes, Earth’s climate is now changing and always has since the Sun exploded and birthed the solar system 5 Ga ago. That is why all species of life that survived have the ability to adapt to a changing climate.

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    David Maddison

    The next big thing the Enviro-Marxists are pushing for is grid scale energy storage to make up for the now undeniable uselessness of wind and solar.

    That is the next big money sink.

    I see them legislating for household batteries like the Tesla power wall, or using electric cars for energy storage when they are parked at home or mega scale pumped hydro but we are not allowed to build more dams, they propose projects such as using the sea as a lower reservoir and an artificial “turkey’s nest” pond at a suitable location 100m or more up.

    Pumped storage is the most efficient and cost effective but has an incredibly low energy density and so one needs staggering amounts of dams and ponds of huge volume.

    On the other hand, a single nuke on a few hectares of land can power entire cities in a clean, safe, environmentally friendly way. But that would be too inexpensive and sensible for these megalomaniacs.

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    pat

    24 Oct: Daily Caller: Christian Datoc: Twitter Wrecks WSJ Reporter Who Thanked Podesta For Hosting ‘Team Clinton’ Dinner
    An email (dated 2015-04-10) published by WikiLeaks on Sunday shows Wall Street Journal White House correspondent Colleen Nelson thanking Hillary Clinton aide John Podesta for having her over for dinner.
    In the email, Nelson thanked Podesta for hosting her at his home and connecting her with key campaign staffers, a revelation which Twitter users didn’t take lightly.
    MULTIPLE TWEETS
    http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/24/twitter-wrecks-wsj-reporter-who-thanked-podesta-for-hosting-team-clinton-dinner/

    Colleen gushing over Podesta six months earlier:

    Wikileaks: WSJ
    Date: 2014-10-09
    (re WSJ article by ***COLLEEN NELSON & Peter Nichols – “For Podesta, does the President take precedence?”)
    PHOTO CAPTION: John Podesta, a top adviser to President Obama, has been juggling his current duties with helping Hillary Clinton lay the groundwork for a presidential run. Here, Mr. Podesta and Mrs. Clinton share the stage at an energy conference in September. Getty Images
    He founded Washington’s major liberal think tank, the Center for American Progress, which is likely to be a pipeline of policy positions and staff for a Clinton presidential bid. Speaking at the 10-year anniversary party for CAP in 2013, with Mr. Podesta beside her on stage, Mrs. Clinton called him the “indispensable man.” …
    Although he joined Mr. Obama’s small inner circle of senior advisers just this year, he has commanded a broad portfolio, including efforts to ***CAP CARBON EMISSIONS and regulate big data…
    In early September, when Mr. Obama attended the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Wales, Mr. Podesta made a quick trip to Las Vegas to appear with Mrs. Clinton at the ***National Clean Energy Summit, tossing her friendly questions onstage…
    Clinton fundraisers tied to Priorities (Super PAC Priorities USA) have been making overtures to some of Mr. Obama’s most loyal fundraisers, seeking to reconstitute the Obama political coalition as the Clinton campaign apparatus…
    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/18746

    11 Oct: InvestorsBusinessDaily: An email in the Wikileaks Podesta cache proves Super PAC ‘Priorities USA’ was not only coordinating with HRC campaign, but actually chaired by Podesta himself – in direct violation of FEC law.
    (BOTTOM) VIDEO: 5mins03secs: Wikileaks: Clinton Lawyers Advise Hillary How to Break Law and Not Get Caught…
    FOLLOWED BY WIKILEAKS EMAILS
    http://investmentwatchblog.com/an-email-in-the-wikileaks-podesta-cache-proves-super-pac-priorities-usa-was-not-only-coordinating-with-hrc-campaign-but-actually-chaired-by-podesta-himself-in-direct-violation-of-fec-law/

    untouchables.

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    COLLEEN saw the violence (skirmish to her) that caused Trump to shut down his massive Chicago rally as merely another opportunity for Clinton to attack Trump.
    at the time, almost everyone (except MSM?) knew it was Dem-organised.
    Project Veritas has now confirmed it, & it wasn’t Bernie. Trump’s friend, Roger Stone, said all along it was Clinton campaign trying to make out it was Bernie supporters, in order to taint him and Trump with violencce.
    that is why the violence stopped once Bernie was out:

    12 Mar: WSJ: Clinton Places Blame on Trump for Confrontations at His Campaign Events
    By Colleen McCain Nelson, White House Correspondent, WSJ
    “If you play with matches, you’re going to start a fire you can’t control,” Mrs. Clinton told campaign volunteers during a Saturday morning stop. “That’s not leadership. That’s political arson.”
    Her comments came after Mr. Trump’s decision to cancel a Friday-night rally in Chicago, after protesters skirmished with supporters of the Republican front-runner. Friday’s fracas was just the latest in a series of escalating clashes at Trump campaign events. Mr. Trump has disavowed any responsibility, calling protesters “bad dudes” who have done “bad things.”
    Mrs. Clinton disputed the Republican front-runner’s assessment, though. “The ugly, divisive rhetoric we are hearing from Donald Trump and the encouragement of violence and aggression is wrong, and it’s dangerous,” she said. “What I saw last night in Chicago was deeply disturbing to me.”…
    She (Clinton) encouraged her supporters to stand up against the “bullying and bigotry and blustering that is going on in our political system.”

    and again in June:

    3 Jun: WSJ: Hillary Clinton Condemns Anti-Trump Violence but Says Trump Deserves Some Blame
    By Colleen McCain Nelson

    Obama’s former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, is now Mayor of Chicago:

    14 Mar: GatewayPundit: Jim Hoft: REPORTS: Mayor Rahm Emanuel Cut Police Power for UIC (Chicago) Trump Rally – Ordered No Arrests
    PIC: Even after they beat police officers
    TWEET: Ann Coulter: “The mob that came to disrupt the Trump rally in Chicago was neither spontaneous nor innocent, nor new.”
    Of course, the entire violent spectacle on Friday night was professionally organized – including the talking points.
    PIC OF TALKING POINTS
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/03/reports-mayor-rahm-emanuel-cut-police-power-for-uic-trump-rally-ordered-no-arrests/

    there are hundreds of vids of Dem-organised violence against Trump supporters, but this short one will suffice for now:

    4 June: Youtube: 5mins23secs: Trump Supporters Are the Violent Ones… right?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f40ZvshFC1o&feature=youtu.be

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    note the mention of “polling guru” Nate Silver who hates Trump:

    Wikileaks: CNN and bed-wetting
    From: Brent Budowsky (of The Hill, HuffPo, LA Progressive, etc)
    To: John Podesta
    Date: 2015-07-09
    HRC’s appearance on CNN was awful. She made statements that were untrue and appeared legalistic, evasive and programmed. And gave the worst possible answer on the trust issue when there multiple possible answers that were all better…
    And when I see Dan, ***Nate Silver and various other ***insider pundits saying what they are saying, I have been to enough rodeos to know that thoughts are being planted from the Obama-Clinton consultant class (not you, and you know who I mean). This is not helpful to Hillary, quite the contrary, Bernie has zero chance of being nominated and Hillary is going to need every liberal supporting her to vote, which is why I am being very friendly to Bernie and will have some credibility when the time comes to encourage his people to get on the train with Hillary.
    Considering how long the Clinton campaign was planned, this thing is very weirdly off-key…. And it would not be against her interest for Hillary to support the partial version of Glass-Steagall offered by Elizabeth and John McCain….if a Republican like McCain can sponsor it, she should be able to support it, and it would do wonders to help her with liberals and trust without any downside from moderate voters except a few Wall Street donors who might not like it, but if they support her now, they will not abandon her because of this bill…
    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/28878

    24 Oct: Breitbart: Jeff Poor: Tampa Turns Out Big For Trump in Pivotal Swing Florida County
    Before a crowd of at least 20,000, according to some estimates, at the MidFlorida Amphitheatre in Tampa on Monday, supporters waited in long lines of traffic coming off Interstate 4 and paid a $10 parking fee to see the GOP nominee make his third appearance in a five-stop swing through the State of Florida…
    PICS OF CROWD…
    Trump’s impressive showing at the MidFlorida Amphitheatre is not a small feat. As Hillsborough County, FL – the home of Tampa – has gone in the previous four presidential elections, so has the presidency…
    COMMENT: Trump owns Florida total state (R) , 3 counties go for socialist Hillary.
    Look for voter fraud Dade, Broward, Palm Beach counties by democrats
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/10/24/tampa-turns-out-big-for-trump-in-pivotal-swing-florida-county/

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    Geoffrey Williams

    I can see the Ethiopian activists marching down the main street of Addis Ababa with banners’ demanding ‘We want Climate change now!’
    GeoffW

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    Steve

    It was a mis-quote. They meant to say “a Clinton Change”. LOL

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    pat

    A MUST-READ. I’VE POSTED HER STUFF BEFORE. MAKE SURE TO LINK TO THE PODESTA EMAILS. THE FIRST ONE, INDICATED ***(LINK)IS COINCIDENTALLY PASSED ON BY SANDLER FOUNDATION:

    24 Oct: Remnant: Elizabeth Yore: Behind the Bronze Doors: Soros Radicals collude with Vatican
    WikiLeaks Release! More Podesta Emails
    Drip, drip, drip. The Tiber is overflowing with leaks from WikiLeaks documents which reveal the relationship between notorious George Soros operatives and high level Vatican prelates. They expose that the enemy scaled the Vatican wall and is now ensconced behind the Bronze Doors of St. Peter’s…
    The purpose of the Soros/Vatican collaboration was to coordinate the Pope’s U.S. address with the Clinton campaign. Soros sought to align Clinton campaign talking points with the Pope speeches during his U.S. trip. The goal of the PICO grant seeks to reinforce mutual concerns between the Pope and Clinton’s campaign agenda and bootstrap the popular Pope to reinforce the campaign themes of the democratic candidate in hopes to influence the 2016 U.S. Elections. Soros is funding an array of Clinton campaign operations to the tidy sum of $25 million. Soros understands that it is crucial to split and dilute the Catholic vote by using the Pope’s social justice agenda as a proxy for the Democratic platform…
    VIDEO Hillary’s Pope: Francis and the Democrat connection (CAGW)

    Did the PICO meeting ever happen at the Vatican? Did Soros get his $650,000 worth of pay to play at the Vatican?
    The details of the PICO Vatican trip were reported in a revealing email to John Podesta, Chairman of the Clinton Presidential Campaign. With the most recent Wikileaks document release of John Podesta’s email***(LINK), Catholics now know the details of the Soros funded PICO junket to the Vatican. As Francis would say, “The God of Surprises” does not disappoint; The trip was a resounding success! …READ ALL
    http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/2830-behind-the-bronze-doors-soros-radicals-collude-with-vatican

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    Dennis

    More rain overnight in Norseman Western Australia, an area of water in short supply most of the time. And the water in dams, lakes and boggy fields driving to Esperance was a sight to behold.

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    in light of the Soros/Pope agenda:

    24 Oct: Guardian: ‘Mothers of the Movement’ team with Hillary Clinton in bid for black vote
    Five women who’ve lost a child to gun violence or in encounters with police appeared with Clinton Sunday in North Carolina and visited battleground states
    Hacked emails show Clinton camp questioning how to address black voters
    by Sabrina Siddiqui in Raleigh, North Carolina
    “You have no business staying home in this election,” said Reed-Veal, whose daughter Sandra Bland was found hanged in a jail cell, three days after she was arrested by a Texas state trooper during a traffic stop.
    “If you decide to stay home, shut your mouth. Do not complain about anything that’s going on, do not talk about your neighborhood, do not talk about your neighbor, do not talk about what’s not going on.”
    Had such words come from the candidate, some might have taken offense. They were met with applause and scattered cries of “Amen.”
    The mothers, who Clinton called “extraordinary women”, are driven by memories of children who live on in the Black Lives Matter movement…
    Clinton met the mothers last fall in Chicago, a city plagued by gun violence. They turned out for her in the Democratic primary and spoke at the convention, and they are now working the swing states that will determine the election on 8 November. They have appeared in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Florida…
    On Sunday, Clinton’s campaign announced that she would return to North Carolina on Thursday with Michelle Obama – their first joint appearance. Last month, Barack Obama said he would take it as a “personal insult” if black voters did not turn out for Clinton…
    “If we’re honest with each other,” she (Clinton) said on Sunday, “we know we face the continuing challenge of systemic racism.”…
    When she took the podium, Reed-Veal pointed at Clinton.
    “On 9 November,” she said, “there will be a new sheriff in town.”
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/24/mothers-of-the-movement-hillary-clinton-african-american-vote

    different venue…check the “crowd”:

    PIC: 24 Oct: WCQS: At Charlotte Event, Clinton Urges North Carolina To Vote Early
    By Nick de la Canal
    Hillary Clinton staged a doubleheader in North Carolina Sunday, beginning the day with supporters in Raleigh, then traveling to Charlotte, where several hundred people were squeezed into an outdoor plaza at the University of North Carolina Charlotte to hear the presidential candidate speak…
    http://wcqs.org/post/charlotte-event-clinton-urges-north-carolina-vote-early

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    24 Oct: ABC11: Tim Pullman: Did Hillary Clinton break polling place rules in North Carolina?
    RALEIGH (WTVD) —
    Hillary Clinton caused pandemonium at Raleigh’s Chavis Park Sunday with her visit to a polling place, but officials say she did not break any rules.
    Some who have seen video of the campaign stop have reached out to ABC11 questioning if she broke North Carolina law by being there.
    The election director in Wake County says she was hundreds of feet away from where people were voting. The buffer zone is 50 feet.
    Clinton’s visit wasn’t a surprise to election officials onsite. They were briefed by Secret Service and they advised the campaign where she could and could not go…
    “From my vantage point where I was at, I saw her get into the street and walk up onto the sidewalk. Hundreds of feet from the entrance of the polling place so definitely no violation there. Seen it with my own eyes,” explained Director of Wake County Board of Elections Gary Sims.
    Breaking the poll distance rule is considered a misdemeanor. But could even be a felony depending on the seriousness…
    So far, election workers in Wake County say they have not had any issues.
    http://abc11.com/politics/did-clinton-break-polling-place-rules-in-nc/1570733/

    note the following has no names…more to come:

    24 Oct: ABC11: Morgan Norwood: Cumberland County officials deny voting machines ‘rigged’ for Trump
    A number of viewers have called ABC11 or sent in messages on Facebook with concerns about trying to select Hillary Clinton but having Donald Trump chosen instead. Some have reported they had to go back and redo their choice.
    The Cumberland County Board of Elections has been using the “I-voting” electronic voting machines since 2006… Officials say each machine is tested to ensure that every vote is counted properly
    Beginning in 2017, Cumberland County will be going back to the paper ballot system while they look into new electronic voting machines.
    Monday evening, the NC NAACP released a statement saying they will be “investigating all complaints received by our members, and by voters our members are assisting across the state.”…
    http://abc11.com/news/officials-in-nc-deny-voting-machines-rigged-for-trump/1571182/

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    Dennis

    I wonder how many trillions of dollars have been creamed off the vast sums of taxpayer’s monies UN member countries have supplied to the many climate change rackets, wind farms, solar farms, emissions trading, etc.? Clinton Foundation is a prime example of how to run a racket and profit from it by basing the request for donations on something that at first glance appears fair and reasonable.

    And of course in the field of so called renewable energy the cream is the taxpayer/consumer funded subsidies without which those projects would not be commercially viable.

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    this Texas story broke earlier than the no-names ABC NC one, & people have been posting on the FB pages of the two people identified. u could say the story went viral.

    these accounts are still anecdotal; one, I think, mentions reporting the problem to officials. Shandy Clark has a locked FB, but it seemed to have 4,500+ comments when I accessed the page that had the comment published by kissfm:

    24 Oct: Kissfm969: Darby Sullivan: Early Voters From Amarillo Are Saying Their Votes Were Changed On the Ballot
    Two voters from Canyon posted the experience they had while voting. Apparently, when these voters chose the straight Republican option, the ballot selected Clinton/Kaine instead of Trump/Pence…

    Lisa Houlette:
    Gary and I went to early vote today…I voted a straight Republican ticket and as I scrolled to submit my ballot I noticed that the Republican Straight ticket was highlighted, however, the clinton/kaine box was also highlighted! I tried to go back and change and could not get it to work. I asked for help from one of the workers and she couldn’t get it to go back either. It took a second election person to get the machine to where I could correct the vote to a straight ticket. Be careful and double check your selections before you cast your vote! Don’t hesitate to ask for help. I had to have help to get mine changed…

    The same story has been reported in Dallas:

    Shandy Clark:
    Hey everyone, just a heads up! I had a family member that voted this morning and she voted straight Republican. She checked before she submitted and the vote had changed to Clinton! She reported it and made sure her vote was changed back. They commented that It had been happening. She is trying to get the word out and asked that we post and share. Just want everyone’s vote to be accurate and count. Check your vote before you submit! Mary Sims-Beckham and Bradina Benson do y’all know how to report this?
    Edit: this happened this morning In Arlington TX. Mon, Oct 24, 2016, which is also when I posted!
    http://kissfm969.com/early-voters-from-amarillo-are-saying-their-votes-were-changed-on-the-ballot/

    to be fair, names might emerge in NC:

    25 Oct: WECT: Rev. Nantambu said the NAACP is planning a news conference in Wilmington on Tuesday afternoon, around 4:15pm, and is working to have one of the individuals present to speak about the issue. Representatives are also working to have signed affidavits from the individuals at the news conference.
    In a letter to the State Board of Elections on Monday, the NAACP said it has also received reports of malfunctioning machines in Cumberland, Iredell, Mecklenburg and Catawba counties. Dr. William Barber, the President of the NC NAACP, requested state elections officials work with county officials on the problem.
    http://www.wect.com/story/33467718/naacp-gets-reports-of-problems-with-electronic-voting-machines-in-new-hanover-county

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    the second paper (not yet peer-reviewed) from researchers, Rodolfo Cortes Barragan, of Stanford Uni & Axel Geijsel of Tilburg University in The Netherlands on fraud in the Democratic Party primary between Clinton & Sanders. NYT & other MSM have either dismissed it or ignored it:

    PDF: 4 pages: June 2016: Are we witnessing a dishonest election?
    (2016 Democratic Party Primary – Clinton vs Sanders)
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6mLpCEIGEYGYl9RZWFRcmpsZk0/view?pref=2&pli=1

    June 2016: Odds Hillary Won Without Widespread Fraud: 1 in 77 Billion Says Berkeley, Stanford Studies
    After applying various statistical models to subsets of 2016 primary voting data several academic researchers conclude Hillary Clinton’s win was only possible through widespread vote fraud.
    Furthermore, the researchers found that the election fraud only occurred in places where the voting machines were hackable and that did not keep an paper trail of the ballots.
    In these locations Hillary won by massive margins.
    On the other hand, in locations that were not hackable and did keep paper trails of the ballots Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton…
    The research of Barragan, done collaboratively with Axel Geijsel of Tilburg University in The Netherlands.
    That research corroborates independent mathematical research conducted by Richard Charnin.
    Further independent research was conducted by Beth Clarkson of Berkeley who also not only corroborated the two previous studies but reviewed them and after her research was done and confirmed their results…
    The meat of the study is contained in the Appendix, Supplemental Analyses, and References to Barragan’s Study and in the attachments which follow.
    Attachment:
    Page 1…ETC
    http://alexanderhiggins.com/stanford-berkley-study-1-77-billion-chance-hillary-won-primary-without-widespread-election-fraud/

    10 Jul: NationofChange: New Stanford Study Shows Serious Voting Discrepancies in Favor of Clinton
    By Alexandra Jacobo
    A second Stanford study comparing voting machines to pre-election polls shows extreme discrepancies in many states where electronic voting machines were utilized.
    What’s more, two of the three companies that control the electronic voting machine market, Dominion Voting and H.I.G. Capital (i.e. hart Intercivic) are on the list of big money donors that donated to the Clinton campaign, as shown by the DNC documents leaked by Guccifer 2.0.
    For example, in Louisiana, Clinton performed 12% better than the pre-election polls showed. The Republican primary didn’t show any deviation…
    http://www.nationofchange.org/2016/07/10/new-stanford-study-shows-serious-voting-discrepancies-favor-clinton/

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    watch from 24mins in, for Audit section…lots more informative comments besides those excerpted:

    Youtube: 1:30:39: Chicago Election Board Meeting – 5 April 2016
    At this meeting, the Board of Election Commissioners approved the proclamation of the returns from the March 15, 2016 General Primary and discussed notable data and how it would impact plans for Early Voting and Election Day Registration at the November General Election. The Board also heard public comments about the 5% audit.
    COMMENTS:
    21 Bernie’s votes were erased, 41 Hillary’s votes were added… and was just one machine… What’s the point of audit if you’ll just manipulate the number?
    So depressing…
    It was “not an audit” – it sounds like it was a Cover-up. Need a whistleblower fund. And election rigging and fraud should be treason because it IS overthrowing legitimate government…
    This is disgusting we have got to fix this and someone needs to be going to jail not tomorrow not the day afterwards immediately…
    Why is Hillary Clinton NOT IN JAIL for this????…
    It’s All Rigged Folks!…
    Iowa was the starting point of the cheating. They cheated the night of my caucus and also at the Polk County Convention, 3/12/2016, Des Moines, IA. The Democratic party allowed Hillary people to do the clerical and they gave Bernie delegates Hillary packets. The people were made to stay until 7:30 PM and had 2 recount that were useless. Hillary people stood in the hallway telling Bernie people OK to go home. The count at the beginning of the Convention was 532 Bernie and 519 Hillary…..ended up 511 Hillary and 503 Bernie. It appears we need to get better at outsmarting the cheaters because it just happened again in NY and we have this guy auditing it but he is a super delegate. How convenient!…
    At 36:40 one of the 3 commission or committee members asks if the alleged fraud would have changed the result of the election. Which should be irrelevant: fraud is intolerable. With his second question a few minutes later he tries to discredit the observer’s objection about the audit. She has a great retort: “you can call it whatever you want.”…
    Paid off by HRC and Rahm Emmanuel?…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSNTauWPkTc

    PDF: Chicago Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago
    Special Board Meeting Minutes – 5th April 2016
    Page 5: Section IX: Public Comment begins re audit….
    http://app.chicagoelections.com/documents/general/BoardMeetingMinutes-2016-04-05.1.pdf

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    Frank

    This is so funny Jo,
    Since you claim AGW is a myth and the planet will actually cool then the poor Ethiopians will really be worse off.

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    J.H.

    “It could also lead to increased crop production, spur massive hydroelectric power projects, and foster irrigation development in the region.”

    Ethiopia have been building these water storage projects for awhile now, so are several upper Nile countries…. much to the chagrin of Egypt.

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    el gordo

    “The sad irony is that climate change may be the catalyst Ethiopia needs to become a food-exporting country,” said Zach Easton.

    A good irrigation system would help and a reminder that Ethiopia’s summer monsoons were regular and huge in the 17th century, at the depths of the LIA.

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      el gordo

      Correction: The monsoon over Ethiopia was very robust in the 18th century, not in the century before or after. The reason for this eludes me at present.

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    Andrew

    But as we established, ahead of Paris Ethiopia already underwent all the warning that is conceivable in a million years. They can’t get any hotter from here!

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    Roy Hogue

    Climate change may help Ethiopia, increase the country’s access to water

    As with all things climate change, what researchers say needs to be stated like this,

    Climate change may help Ethiopia, increase the country’s access to water — OR NOT

    Then we know what the truth is, they don’t know.

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