to the editor from this week's Chronicle:
No. 78 10/17/2016
Another wave of disastrous "climate change" articles has bombarded
the daily reader of daily presses like the Lewiston Tribune, and as such
have become an important issue in the ongoing battle for the presidency
between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Headline articles like the one which appeared in the June 18th Tribune,
"Another summer inferno ahead?", and another front page article in the
Tribune Oct. 11 stating "Forest fires flourishing from human-caused climate
change," followed immediately the next day, Oct 12, again a front page
article announcing "Clinton, Gore and global warming" all paint a very
different picture of the attitude of the two president candidates on the
In the Oct. 12 article, Al Gore, campaigning for Clinton, argues that
"electing her opponent would lead to climate catastrophe," His statement
continues, "The choice in this election is extremely clear. Hillary Clinton
will make solving the climate crisis a top national priority." Later on
in the same article Clinton said, "We cannot risk putting a climate denier
in the White House." Towards the end of the same article Clinton is quoted
again, July 15, 2015, saying she "wanted to raise fees and taxes on fuel
extraction operating on public lands." Somewhat amazing is the statement
in the middle of the same article, that "The world is on pace for the hottest
year on record...about 1.8 degrees warmer than a century ago." Yikes! 1.8
degrees higher? That indeed scares me to death!
The June 18th paper states in another article on the same page as the
"inferno article," that "Temperatures are predicted to hit 118 degrees
in Phoenix...and peak at 119 degrees Sunday and Monday! Such heat is 'rare,
dangerous and deadly' according to a National Weather Service warning."
But just two paragraphs later is found "The hottest day on record in Phoenix
occurred June 26, 1990, when the thermometer reached 122 degrees." What?
You mean the hottest day on record there is not this year, but 26 years
Why not add a quotation from the Oct. 11 front page article. "Human-caused
climate change has dramatically increased the scope of wildfires over the
past three decades by increasing the degree to which Western forests dry
during summer months." Later on, Climatologists at Columbia U. "found that
spring and summer temperatures have increased by 2 to 2.5 degrees
since 1950." Really? Can it be that a 2.5 temperature rise can be that
It will be admitted here immediately that old men like me are very
skeptical of the above information. Why? In my own case for several reasons!
First, as discussed at great length in Reviews 37,38, and 39, a Google
search produces long term graphs of warming and cooling periods dating
back hundreds of years, showing periods as hot as ours back in the period
around 1100 B.C, followed by so-called "Ice ages" as recently as the mid
Second, the "Petition Project" which asked the U.S. government to reject
the 1997 Kyoto, Japan agreement as flawed, containing "no convincing evidence"
that greenhouse gases are causing atmospheric heating! This objection was
signed by only 31,072 scientists, many of whom were PHD's! And do not forget
John Casey's book DARK WINTER, in which he argues convincingly that we
are at the beginning of a cooling period which will begin between now and
2020, and will reach a numbing cold bottom about 2030, reviewed at length
Let me add! If a starving person sees an apple growing naturally on
a tree, would it not make sense, to reach up and eat it? Why then, if a
person is cold and freezing, not use the natural heating sources of coal,
gas and oil found abundantly in our earth? Why not? Hillary??
Letter to the Editor
My vote for Sheriff will go to Sheriff Giddings. He is working for
all Idaho County residents to keep our county a safe place to reside. Sheriff
Giddings is truly a Constitutional Sheriff. Vote November 8.
Iím writing in support of HJR5, a constitutional amendment on the ballot
this November that will protect Idaho families, farms and other businesses
from excessive government regulations.
Voting YES on HJR5 ensures that your elected representatives will continue
to have authority to review rules (regulations) that are proposed by unelected
employees of state agencies such as the Idaho Tax Commission or the Department
of Environmental Quality.
Once adopted, these agency rules are just like laws which each of us
must obey, or face fines or possibly imprisonment.
HJR5 ensures that your elected representatives review and approve or
reject all rules prior to their enforcement.
HJR5 ensures an activist court cannot take away this important protection
in the future, as has happened in some other states.
HJR5 ensures Idaho agencies do not become like the EPA, IRS, Forest
Service or BLM, which enact and enforce rules with no oversight from Congress.
HJR5 does not grant any new or additional powers to the Legislature.
It simply ensures that the current practice will continue.
Voting YES will protect Idaho families and businesses from excessive
regulations into the future.
Please join your friends in the Idaho County Farm Bureau in voting
YES on HJR5.
Idaho County Farm Bureau President
Election time once again brings out all kinds of candidates, from the
president on down, and all of us who have paid any attention, know that
it has come down to a couple not-so-popular with everyone, Hillary Clinton,
and Donald Trump!
Personally, I will be voting for Donald not so much because of my tremendous
zeal for him, but more so, because hours of research on my part on Hillary
and Bill, going clear back to the 1990's, convinces me that Hillary as
president would be a total disaster for our country and our freedom, our
right to bear arms, more government regulation, a federal government controlled
health system, all-out abortion, and others!
One the state and local scene, my choice has to be with the Republicans,
primarily because of the Democratic platform which contains several of
the items mentioned above, plus the biggie in my mind, the abortion stand!
Bluntly speaking, I cannot condone the brutal killing of the most innocent
of all human beings, the unborn child, just because of convenience or whatever.
Closer to home, the papers recently have been jammed with ads pushing
independent sheriff candidate, Carlos Martinez. Now I know nothing about
Mr. Martinez, but will not be voting for him for two reasons. One, as an
independent, I have not heard him speaking about any real problems with
the department, but two, I am very satisfied with the job our current sheriff
Doug Giddings has been doing. I have been around Sheriff Giddings at large
meetings and small, and in every case I have found him well liked and respected
by the people in attendance. He is friendly, courteous, but above all,
is a Constitutional sheriff who we can count on to defend our basic rights
here in our county. So I see no reason for a change, will vote for him,
and urge others to do the same!!
Patrick J.(Jake) Wren
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