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CoolEdge - Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJourna
30 years of cooling (to 1980 or so) then 30 years warming They use the data on the warming half of one cycle, and call it "long term". They need 50 cycles, not one half of one cycle ... dishonest arses. They know damn well they start at the end of a long cooling period, yet don't account for it, and usual only a straight line linear regression for their argument, which hides the last 18 years…
CoolEdge - Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJourna
"The rest of Taylor’s article is just whitewash intended to distract readers from these facts." So these guys are mind readers, not scientists? They can read his intent? Or they are using personal attacks when they don't have facts on their side? I think the U of I boyz are the ones spinning here. Taylor notes this short time range ... readings from 1979 are not "long term" when it…
Expatriate - Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJourna
Al Gore is an idiot. There's no denying that. For the record, I bet Taylor understands the data just fine. That's how he knows where to cherry-pick.
Expatriate - Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJourna
For one, he's not explaining to the reader that there's a difference between polar ice cap extent and polar ice cap volume. People monitoring global warming are less concerned with polar ice extent than they are with the total amount of ice. Take a peek at the declining volume in the Arctic: "April 2015 volume was 26% below the maximum April ice volume in 1979 and 13% below the 1979-2014…
Givemeliberty - Illinois Senate passes marijuana decriminalization bill but plans changes - Quincy, IL News - Quincy
I think it'll come, its just going to take time and some education on the pro and anti side of the debate. People will soon see the sky will not fall.

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City department heads attempt to justify budgets to aldermen

City department heads attempt to justify budgets to aldermen

1 year, 1 month ago by Bob Gough

City Council listens in budget hearings; Spending plan must be passed by month's end

Several City of Quincy department heads offered up their budgets for scrutiny from the men and women who have to approve those spending plans before the end of the month.

The City held the first of two budget hearings Monday night before the regular City Council meeting. 

Budgets that were discussed Monday night included Quincy Public Library, 911, City Treasurer, City Clerk, Engineering and Utilities, Quincy Regional Airport and Barge Dock/Maintenance. 

Many department heads went through the hearing with minimal quesitons from aldermen. But Jeff Conte, the City's director of engineering and utilities, went over not only the budgets for engineering and utilities, but also touched on the City's $14 million five-year capital improvement plan.

Conte said he wanted to begin spending down some of the $7.5 million in reserves to begin some needed repairs to the water treatment plant. Alderman Mike Farha asked if the money wouldn't be better spent toward a new facility that would cost in the neighborhood of $70 million.

Conte said he figured sufficient upgradges could be done to the existing plant for $15-$20 million and the City needed to keep in mind that millions will need to be spent when it has to get into compliance with the EPA's stormwater runoff mandates.

There will be more hearings next week before the City Council meeting. Aldermen are expected to vote on the $33.1 million budget on April 28.

At the City Council meeting, aldermen approved a new five-year contract with Allied Waste for solid waste disposal, which includes taking the city's trash to the LaGrange, Missouri landfill. The contract is for $1.59 million.

Alderman also approved $40,000 for emergency street repairs on Front Street between Maine and Hampshire.

 

 


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