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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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Hospitals lobbying to extend income tax hike

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One of the state's major lobbying organizations joined forces Wednesday with Gov. Pat Quinn and his fellow Democrats in a campaign to make the state's temporary tax increase permanent.

The Illinois Hospital Association -- a major donor to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle -- said it is backing the governor's call to maintain the state's current income tax rates in order to avoid cuts to health care and other programs.

“This issue is not just about hospitals and health systems,” said hospital association chief Maryjane A. Wurth. “It is about schools, public safety, roads and yes, health care. Without the continuation of current tax revenues, all of these areas will be subject to severe and destructive funding cuts that will hurt Illinoisans.”

Wurth's statement echoes the unified income tax message being voiced by Quinn and top Democrats in the legislature. If the temporary income tax hike is allowed to decrease from its current 5 percent rate to 3.75 percent on January 1, there will be devastating cuts to a wide range of public services, they say.

The IHA, which represents more than 200 hospitals and nearly 50 health systems across the state, said hospitals already have absorbed hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid and Medicare programs.

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