Minnesotans Love Their Socialism

NewImage From The Globe. The article references former state investigator Scott Stillman. 

Stillman was the one who investigated money stolen from a child care fund designed to help low-income people.

Stillman said he found that some people spent months overseas while collecting state money for supposedly caring for children in Minnesota.

“‘Most of that money is going to extravagant lifestyles, drugs,” he added.

The most interest came in Stillman’s comments that hinted at money being used for terrorist attacks.

Whenever he heard of an attack, he said that he and other investigators wondered how much of the money behind it came from Minnesota.

Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandra, said that because some of the child care money comes from the federal government and because international terrorism is a federal issue, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI should investigate.

Black Unemployment Rate: Jan 1972 – Apr 2018

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Chart of the Day I (above) shows the monthly black jobless rate back to January 1972 when the BLS first started tracking and reporting that monthly series. Over the last nearly half-century, the black jobless rate has averaged 12%, it was as high as 20.9% in December 1982, and above 20% for eight months between October 1982 and June 1983. In April of this year, the black unemployment rate fell to 6.6%, the lowest rate ever in the history of this series.

Via MJP

Inconvenient and unreported weather fact: we just had two years of record-breaking global cooling

You won’t hear about that from the MSM. 

Did You Know the Greatest Two-Year Global Cooling Event Just Took Place? | RealClearMarkets

Would it surprise you to learn the greatest global two-year cooling event of the last century just occurred? From February 2016 to February 2018 (the latest month available) global average temperatures dropped 0.56°C. You have to go back to 1982-84 for the next biggest two-year drop, 0.47°C-also during the global warming era.

Would it surprise you to learn the greatest global two-year cooling event of the last century just occurred? From February 2016 to February 2018 (the latest month available) global average temperatures dropped 0.56°C. You have to go back to 1982-84 for the next biggest two-year drop, 0.47°C—also during the global warming era.

My point is that statistical cooling outliers garner no media attention. The global average temperature numbers come out monthly. If they show a new hottest year on record, that’s a big story. If they show a big increase over the previous month, or the same month in the previous year, that’s a story. If they represent a sequence of warming months or years, that’s a story. When they show cooling of any sort—and there have been more cooling months than warming months since anthropogenic warming began—there’s no story.

The ‘duck curve’ is solar energy’s greatest challenge.

This is well worth watching. Solar energy is being wasted because when power is in demand, the sun is down; and there’s no way to store it.

Electricity is incredibly difficult to store, so grid operators have to generate it at the exact moment it is demanded. In order to do this, they create incredibly accurate models of the total electric loads, that is how much energy will be consumed on a given day. But as utilities started to produce more energy from renewable sources like solar, the models started to shift as well.

California researchers discovered a peculiarity in their state’s electric load curves, that started to look more and more like a duck. And that duck shaped chart highlights the greatest challenge to solar energy growth in the US.

Union Greed

As union wages stall, retiring president walks off with $656,000. We hear all the time about “corporate greed,” is this an example of “union greed.”