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Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 8:35 AM
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I was sent this today from an overseas contact

Israeli Brilliance at the UN

An ingenious Jewish streak of brilliance occurred recently in the United Nations Assembly and made some, but not all, of the world community smile.

A representative from Israel began his speech:

"'Before beginning my talk I want to tell you something about Moses. ...
When he struck the rock and it brought forth water, he thought, 'What a good opportunity to have a bath!'
He removed his clothes, put them aside on the rock and entered the water. When he got out and wanted to dress, his clothes had vanished. A Palestinian had stolen them."'
At this point, the Palestinian representative jumped up and shouted furiously, 'What are you talking about? The Palestinians weren't there back then.'

The Israeli ambassador to the UN smiled and said,
"And now that we have made that clear, I will begin my speech.... "

Do have a good day all day today I am sure the Jewish ambassador to the UN did



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Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 7:40 AM


I was standing in line at the checkout counter at Wal Mart and as I looked at the line behind me, I saw a couple of people talking about what looked like identical new cell phones, bragging about the fact that their phones were free and so was the airtime.

The woman in line behind me had heard the same exchange and turned to the young man behind her and asked, "Is that a new type of cell phone? "The young Black man replied, "Yes, this be my new 'Obama phone.'"

She asked him what an "Obama phone" was, and he went on to say that, "Welfare recipients are now eligible to receive" what he described as (1) a FREE new cell phone, and (2) approximately 70 FREE minutes of air time every month. (I wonder who pays the minutes when using more than the 'gifted' 70 minutes, or will it just go dead)?

Needless to say, I was a little skeptical about his answer, so when I got back home, I 'Googled' it, and lo and behold, he was telling the truth.

This was what I discovered:

SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers.

In other words, your tax dollars are being distributed to a wireless phone provider to provide welfare recipients with free cell phones and airtime.

I don't know about you, but as for me, enough is enough. We are $14 Trillion in debt, Congress is balking at continuing unemployment payments to those who want to work, and Congress is increasing the dole-out to dead beats..

The old concept of getting ahead through hard work has flown out the window. It has been replaced by Obama's and Congress' idea of "why should I work for it, when I can get it for free?"

You can click on the link below to confirm for yourself that the "Obama Phone" is real.


"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - - - Henry David Thoreau

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When Christian Schools Undermine the Faith


August 4, 2010 (Fundamental Baptist Information Service, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061, 866-295-4143,; for instructions about subscribing and unsubscribing or changing addresses, see the information paragraph at the end of the article) -

The following is excerpted from Jonathan Sarfati, Refuting Evolution 2 (Master Books, 2002). In our estimation, volume 1 of Refuting Evolution is one of the best books in print on this subject.


The damage that evolution has caused on college campuses is legendary, and its not difficult to cite examples of children from Christian homes who have turned away from their childhood faith after attending college--even 'Christian' college. The final episode of the PBS series ["Evolution," September 2001] gives a striking example from Wheaton College, which is said to be a conservative Christian college. According to Wheaton's website:

Wheaton College selects candidates for admission from those who evidence a vital Christian experience, high academic ability, moral character, personal integrity, social concern, and the desire to pursue a liberal arts education as defined in the aims and objectives of the College.

This college is the show-pony of the PBS series, showing viewers how people can mix 'God' and evolution. But one must wonder how the school defines a 'vital Christian experience' since their professors evidently don't believe the Bible, the only source of information about Christ. At one point in the PBS series, it shows a teacher on a school field trip who proclaims that a water hole is 33 million years old.

There was quite a stir back in 1961 when Prof. Walter Hearn promoted evolution at Wheaton. As a result of this controversy, now the school apparently insists that professors sign a statement that Adam was a historical figure.

But the PBS clips make it abundantly clear that this statement is a dead letter. If the professors themselves 'support' this apparent anti-evolution statement, they have no qualms about inviting visiting lecturers who don't believe the biblical account of creation and even attack it.

One example is Keith Miller, who claimed on the PBS program to be an 'ardent evangelical Christian.' He asserted, without evidence, that there are lots of transitional forms. When questioned, he said that God chose Adam and Eve out of other humans that existed. This just shows that the word 'evangelical,' like 'Christian,' has become debased currency. At one time it meant someone who believed the Reformation (and biblical) doctrines of the inerrancy and sufficiency of Scripture. This is not always so nowadays, and certainly doesn't apply to Miller.

Genesis 2:7 teaches that the first man was made from dust and became alive when God breathed the breath of life into him. This rules out the idea that Adam was already a living primate of some kind when God breathed on him. Eve was made from Adam's rib (Gen. 2:21-24). Luke's genealogy of Christ traces His lineage (through Mary) all the way back to Adam, then directly to God, not via any ape-like creatures or pond cum (Luke 3:23-38). Further, 1 Corinthians 15:45 states that Adam was the "first man," and Eve was so named because she was to become the "mother of all living" (Gen. 3:20). Also, Paul's teachings about male and female roles in 1 Corinthians 11:8-9 and 1 Timothy 2:13-14 explicitly support the historical order of creation in Genesis 2:21-23.

The sad thing about Wheaton is the admission--shown on the final PBS episode--that most people become more confused about their Christian faith while they attend this "Christian" college. The students wonder whether there's a place for God if evolution is true, and rightly so.

This confusion should hardly be surprising--Billy Graham's former colleague Charles Templeton totally apostatized after attending the compromising Princeton Theological Seminary. Answers in Genesis has received several testimonies of people whose faith was ship-wrecked by compromising 'Christians' but later restored with the help of AiG and other Christian ministries that present a consistently biblical approach to origins.

In contrast to the claims of evolutionists, evolution is a direct assault on the authority of Scripture, and it is the seed of most modern apostasy. Exhibit A is Nathan Baird, a geology major who stars in the final PBS episode. He had a creationist upbringing, sort of, but now from his lofty height at Wheaton he proclaims that most Christians dismiss evolution because they don't understand it. Now he thinks that God used the big bang and evolution, and infused a spirit supernaturally into some humans. He proclaimed, 'God is bigger than the box I've put him in.'

This slogan is hardly original with Nathan. Rank apostates like retired Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong also spout such vacuous tripe. But creationists don't put God into any box; rather, they are humble enough to believe what God has revealed about himself in the Bible, including when and how He created. It's people like Nathan who put God into a box of their own making, by presuming that God would not have intervened in His creation in a different way from the way He currently upholds it (Col. 1:16-17; Hebrews 1:3--passages referring to Jesus Christ, the God-man). They also, in effect, presume that God was unable to communicate in clear language about the history of the universe.

Nathan's upbringing is sadly typical of the lack of apologetics teaching in the churches. Many Christians have no idea how to defend their faith. The most serious problem is that parents do not have answers to their children's questions.

PBS 7 showed Nathan's family outside having lunch. Nathan's father correctly believed that evolution was a frontal assault on Genesis 1 and his son's faith, but he didn't seem very well informed about the issues (or else his most telling arguments were edited out, as with AiG). Nathan's father couldn't answer some of his son's facile arguments, and he asked his mother to bail him out.

Nathan's mother correctly pointed out that unwavering adherence to the Bible was a common factor in church growth. She also recounted the advice of a friend: 'Don't send Nathan to Wheaton--it could destroy his faith.' One might argue whether a person who 'loses his/her faith' truly had saving faith to begin with (1 John 2:19), but this incident shows that Wheaton had a reputation for undermining students' faith. It's a shame that Nathan's mother didn't follow this advice before forking out a fortune to a college that doesn't teach what it claims. The money may as well be spent on a secular college, because at least their students know what to expect. It's fortunate for Wheaton and many other 'Christian' colleges that they can't be sued for false advertising.

Darwinian evolution truly was a 'dangerous idea,' one that consciously undermined faith in God and belief in the Bible, replacing it with skepticism and a materialist world view. It's the height of hypocrisy for atheists like [Stephen] Gould to claim that evolution is 'compatible' with Christianity

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Hal Lewis Resignation

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Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 10:38 PM
Subject: If you are even a little bit interested in clmate change (hoax) you need to read this

Hal Lewis: My Resignation From The American Physical Society - an important moment in science history

Posted on October 8, 2010 by Anthony Watts

UPDATE: Since this came in late Friday, many of our weekday WUWT readers might not see this important story, so I'm sticking it to the top for a couple of days. New stories will appear just below this one, please scroll down to see them. - Anthony

Hal Lewis

We've previously covered the APS here, when I wrote:

While Copenhagen and its excesses rage, a quiet revolution is starting.

Indeed, not so quiet now. It looks like it is getting ugly inside with the public airing of the resignation of a very prominent member who writes:

I don't believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.

In the interim the ClimateGate scandal broke into the news, and the machinations of the principal alarmists were revealed to the world. It was a fraud on a scale I have never seen, and I lack the words to describe its enormity. Effect on the APS position: none. None at all. This is not science; other forces are at work.- Hal Lewis

Below is his resignation letter made public today, via the GWPF.

This is an important moment in science history. I would describe it as a letter on the scale of Martin Luther, nailing his 95 theses to the Wittenburg church door. It is worthy of repeating this letter in entirety on every blog that discusses science.

What I would really like to see though, is this public resignation letter given the same editorial space as Michael Mann in today's Washington Post.

Readers, we can do this. Here's the place at WaPo to ask for it. For anyone writing to the WaPo, the, is the national news editorial desk. The Post's Ombudsman, Andrew Alexander, is the readers' representative within the newspaper. E-mail him at or call 202-334-7582 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-334-7582 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Spread the word on other blogs. Let's see if they have enough integrity to provide a counterpoint. - Anthony


Sent: Friday, 08 October 2010 17:19 Hal Lewis

From: Hal Lewis, University of California, Santa Barbara

To: Curtis G. Callan, Jr., Princeton University, President of the American Physical Society

6 October 2010

Dear Curt:

When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which Dwight Eisenhower warned a half-century ago).

Indeed, the choice of physics as a profession was then a guarantor of a life of poverty and abstinence-it was World War II that changed all that. The prospect of worldly gain drove few physicists. As recently as thirty-five years ago, when I chaired the first APS study of a contentious social/scientific issue, The Reactor Safety Study, though there were zealots aplenty on the outside there was no hint of inordinate pressure on us as physicists. We were therefore able to produce what I believe was and is an honest appraisal of the situation at that time. We were further enabled by the presence of an oversight committee consisting of Pief Panofsky, Vicki Weisskopf, and Hans Bethe, all towering physicists beyond reproach. I was proud of what we did in a charged atmosphere. In the end the oversight committee, in its report to the APS President, noted the complete independence in which we did the job, and predicted that the report would be attacked from both sides. What greater tribute could there be?

How different it is now. The giants no longer walk the earth, and the money flood has become the raison d'être of much physics research, the vital sustenance of much more, and it provides the support for untold numbers of professional jobs. For reasons that will soon become clear my former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame, and I am forced, with no pleasure at all, to offer you my resignation from the Society.

It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford's book organizes the facts very well.) I don't believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.

So what has the APS, as an organization, done in the face of this challenge? It has accepted the corruption as the norm, and gone along with it. For example:

1. About a year ago a few of us sent an e-mail on the subject to a fraction of the membership. APS ignored the issues, but the then President immediately launched a hostile investigation of where we got the e-mail addresses. In its better days, APS used to encourage discussion of important issues, and indeed the Constitution cites that as its principal purpose. No more. Everything that has been done in the last year has been designed to silence debate

2. The appallingly tendentious APS statement on Climate Change was apparently written in a hurry by a few people over lunch, and is certainly not representative of the talents of APS members as I have long known them. So a few of us petitioned the Council to reconsider it. One of the outstanding marks of (in)distinction in the Statement was the poison word incontrovertible, which describes few items in physics, certainly not this one. In response APS appointed a secret committee that never met, never troubled to speak to any skeptics, yet endorsed the Statement in its entirety. (They did admit that the tone was a bit strong, but amazingly kept the poison word incontrovertible to describe the evidence, a position supported by no one.) In the end, the Council kept the original statement, word for word, but approved a far longer "explanatory" screed, admitting that there were uncertainties, but brushing them aside to give blanket approval to the original. The original Statement, which still stands as the APS position, also contains what I consider pompous and asinine advice to all world governments, as if the APS were master of the universe. It is not, and I am embarrassed that our leaders seem to think it is. This is not fun and games, these are serious matters involving vast fractions of our national substance, and the reputation of the Society as a scientific society is at stake.

3. In the interim the ClimateGate scandal broke into the news, and the machinations of the principal alarmists were revealed to the world. It was a fraud on a scale I have never seen, and I lack the words to describe its enormity. Effect on the APS position: none. None at all. This is not science; other forces are at work.

4. So a few of us tried to bring science into the act (that is, after all, the alleged and historic purpose of APS), and collected the necessary 200+ signatures to bring to the Council a proposal for a Topical Group on Climate Science, thinking that open discussion of the scientific issues, in the best tradition of physics, would be beneficial to all, and also a contribution to the nation. I might note that it was not easy to collect the signatures, since you denied us the use of the APS membership list. We conformed in every way with the requirements of the APS Constitution, and described in great detail what we had in mind-simply to bring the subject into the open.

5. To our amazement, Constitution be damned, you declined to accept our petition, but instead used your own control of the mailing list to run a poll on the members' interest in a TG on Climate and the Environment. You did ask the members if they would sign a petition to form a TG on your yet-to-be-defined subject, but provided no petition, and got lots of affirmative responses. (If you had asked about sex you would have gotten more expressions of interest.) There was of course no such petition or proposal, and you have now dropped the Environment part, so the whole matter is moot. (Any lawyer will tell you that you cannot collect signatures on a vague petition, and then fill in whatever you like.) The entire purpose of this exercise was to avoid your constitutional responsibility to take our petition to the Council.

6. As of now you have formed still another secret and stacked committee to organize your own TG, simply ignoring our lawful petition.

APS management has gamed the problem from the beginning, to suppress serious conversation about the merits of the climate change claims. Do you wonder that I have lost confidence in the organization?

I do feel the need to add one note, and this is conjecture, since it is always risky to discuss other people's motives. This scheming at APS HQ is so bizarre that there cannot be a simple explanation for it. Some have held that the physicists of today are not as smart as they used to be, but I don't think that is an issue. I think it is the money, exactly what Eisenhower warned about a half-century ago. There are indeed trillions of dollars involved, to say nothing of the fame and glory (and frequent trips to exotic islands) that go with being a member of the club. Your own Physics Department (of which you are chairman) would lose millions a year if the global warming bubble burst. When Penn State absolved Mike Mann of wrongdoing, and the University of East Anglia did the same for Phil Jones, they cannot have been unaware of the financial penalty for doing otherwise. As the old saying goes, you don't have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing. Since I am no philosopher, I'm not going to explore at just which point enlightened self-interest crosses the line into corruption, but a careful reading of the ClimateGate releases makes it clear that this is not an academic question.

I want no part of it, so please accept my resignation. APS no longer represents me, but I hope we are still friends.



Harold Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, former Chairman; Former member Defense Science Board, chmn of Technology panel; Chairman DSB study on Nuclear Winter; Former member Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Former member, President's Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee; Chairman APS study on Nuclear Reactor Safety Chairman Risk Assessment Review Group; Co-founder and former Chairman of JASON; Former member USAF Scientific Advisory Board; Served in US Navy in WW II; books: Technological Risk (about, surprise, technological risk) and Why Flip a Coin (about decision making)

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