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* Bob Predicts Darkness to Come Over the Earth: This evening. Stay tuned...

* MSNBC Trash Talks Obama
: In his Obama Oil Spill speech, Olbermann, Matthews & Fineman say Obama was on another planet, compared to Carter, not specific, had no direction, don't think he even aimed low but had no aim at all, would have to take up acting to look like a commander-in-chief, was startling, had no executive command, and that if he mentions again that his oil spill czarina has a Nobel prize that Chris Matthews would "barf" all over himself. Ha!

* Politically Correct Predictions on Melons, Gulf War Fires, and Nuclear Winter: As a post-show update and in contrast to our own, the more fearful oil spill scenarios reminds Bob Enyart of Michael Crichton's comment about a prediction from back:
- in 1945 that "after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, scientists were quoted as saying nothing would grow there for 75 years, but in fact melons were growing the next year. ...
- In 1960, Paul Ehrlich said, 'The battle to feed humanity is over. In the 1970s the world will undergo famines— hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death.'
- Ten years later, he predicted four billion people would die during the 1980s, including 65 million Americans. The mass starvation that was predicted never occurred, and it now seems it isn't ever going to happen." And regarding the Nuclear Winter fabrications
- in 1983 of Isaac Asimov and Paul Ehrlich, Crichton recalls physicist Richard Feynman's assessment: "I really don’t think these guys know what they’re talking about..." And
- in 1991 during the Gulf War, "Carl Sagan predicted on Nightline that Kuwaiti oil fires would produce a nuclear winter effect, causing a 'year without a summer,' and endangering crops around the world. Sagan stressed this outcome was so likely that 'it should affect the war plans.' None of it happened."
- Then, "The 1995 IPCC draft report said, 'Any claims of positive detection of significant climate change are likely to remain controversial until uncertainties in the total natural variablility of the climate system are reduced.' It also said, 'No study to date has positively attributed all or part of observed climate changes to anthropogenic causes.' Those statements were removed, and in their place appeared: 'The balance of evidence suggests a discernable human influence on climate.'"
- And on computer modeling, in 2003 Michael Crichton wrote of "the overt reliance that is being placed on models [that] computer models are seen as generating data in themselves. No longer are models judged by how well they reproduce data from the real world-- increasingly, models provide the data. As if they were themselves a reality. ... This fascination with computer models is something I understand very well. Richard Feynmann called it a disease. I fear he is right."
Meanwhile, as linked to above, our many confirmed predictions based on biblical creation were supposed to be impossible, according to Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson, yet their repeated confirmations demonstrate uncanny insight into reality.

* Related: While nuclear tests at the Bikini Atoll appear to have had terrible consequences on the families that tried to resettle there decades later, the reef ecology has recovered well with a "183 scleractinian coral species" living there today "compared to 126 species recorded" in a careful survey a half-century earlier and prior to the testing. This is especially encouraging given the extent of the nuclear activity:

Between 1946 and 1958, the United States set off 23 nuclear explosions on and around Bikini Atoll [including] the 15-megaton “Castle Bravo” thermonuclear blast... by itself the equivalent of 1,000 Hiroshima explosions, and entirely pulverized three of Bikini’s islands and their reefs. Sea surface temperatures were elevated above 55,000 degrees C, 30-meter-high surface waves scoured the low-lying terrain and blast columns punched down with obliterating force onto the lagoon floor 70 meters below.

* Related II: Two of the perennially-wrong liberal think tanks the Carnegie Endowment and the Federation of American Scientists, in supporting the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran, claimed that the large and geographically diverse country had minimal uranium deposits. However, shortly after 42 Democratic Senators voted to greenlight Obama's deal, Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi announced that after years of aerial prospecting for uranium ores, "new discoveries have made us confident about our reserves."

* Related III: "There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact." - Mark Twain

* What Do You Think When People Go Out Of Their Way To Tell You That Barack Is Evil? If it's a liberal, or an unbeliever, it's exciting to see their pending spiritual growth. When it's a grown Christian saying this, you wonder if they've just figured it out... or what?

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