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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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JWCC gets 23K grant for Community Tech Center in Mt. Sterling

JWCC gets 23K grant for Community Tech Center in Mt. Sterling

9 months, 2 weeks ago by Scott Hardy

Free Computer access for Brown Co residents

John Wood Community College has received an Eliminate the Digital Divide grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) in the amount of $22,950.  The institution will use this grant to open a Community Technology Center at its Mt. Sterling location, which will provide free computer access and technology assistance to those in the Brown County area who do not have personal access to a computer, need to improve their computer skills, or need assistance with online job searches or employment applications.

The CTC will make no less than two desktop computers available to the public with other computers available should the need arise, all of which will be available free of charge and available for public use.  The computers must only be used within the Community Technology Center, but will be available for both public use and technology education uses in the classroom.  Computer training courses are available on a first come - first served basis, and students must pre-register in order to enroll in the training courses. 

The trainings will educate a class size of between 6 and 15 students, and will teach students about the basic computer functions:  email, Internet browsing, online job application completion and Microsoft Office skills.  The CTC is staffed by two part-time instructors, as well as two full-time computer specialists, who will support student learning.  The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has also offered to provide one-on-one tutoring to those who need additional computer assistance upon completion of computer training courses. 

The Community Technology Center will be available to anyone who lives or works within the Brown County limits, and will be open Monday through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm. 

“By opening this resource in our Mt. Sterling location, we hope to teach the Brown County community the computer skills that are now vital in our technology-driven society, as well as provide the Brown County public with the personal computing resources they need,” said Mike Elbe, JWCC president.  “The training courses that the CTC will deliver are critical skills to learn for those who are striving to do any sort of office work as a future career.”


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