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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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Illinois Lottery’s private manager says state won’t OK new Monopoly game

10 months, 2 weeks ago Doug Finke, State Capitol Bureau

Illinois wants additional details about the game

From Doug Finke, State Capitol Bureau :
Officials with Northstar Lottery Group said Tuesday that the state has stymied their efforts to bring a new Monopoly-based lottery game to Illinois.
Tim Simonson, chief executive officer for the private company hired to boost Illinois Lottery profits, said the company’s been trying unsuccessfully for months to get state lottery officials to approve the new national game, which it believes will be a hit with players.
However, Lottery Superintendent Michael Jones said Tuesday that the state wants additional details about the game, particularly who will likely play it and whether it will take business away from other lottery games.
It is the latest disagreement between Northstar and state officials over the direction private management of the state lottery has taken and the failure of Northstar to live up to sales goals it promised when it won the contract to manage the lottery and increase its profits.
Meeting with The State Journal-Register editorial board, Simonson said that, while Northstar has increased lottery profits, “we haven’t completed the job we set out to do, and it hasn’t happened at the pace we wanted.”
He cited a number of factors, but a major one, he said, is that the state doesn’t approve new games that would attract new players. Although Northstar manages the lottery, the state still has final approval over aspects of the operation, including games offered.
“You can’t expect different results if you keep doing the same things over and over again,” Simonson said. “Our business plan is premised on introducing several new games. We haven’t been able to introduce those games that we have in our business plan.
“We really want the state to allow us to do what we were hired to do … and introduce new games at a faster pace than we have been able to do so far.”
The latest example is the Monopoly Millionaires Club, a new game based on the iconic real estate game. The game will also feature a television show based on the game. Set to start in October, 22 states are participating in it, including Missouri, Indiana, Iowa and Michigan.

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