That ice melting is not in my Wild Turkey and Coke it is melting in the Arctic. Well, it also melted enough in 1905 for a boat with a seven-man crew to sail through it. And there were many other voyages documented in the 1940s. What we are all hearing is that the Arctic ice has melted the most since the 1970s ignoring this:
Built for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Force to serve as a supply ship for isolated, far-flung Arctic RCMP detachments, St. Roch was also designed to serve when frozen in for the winter, as a floating detachment, with its constables mounting dog sled patrols from the ship. Between 1929 and 1939 St. Roch made three voyages to the Arctic. Between 1940 and 1942 St. Roch navigated the Northwest Passage, arriving in Halifax harbor on October 11, 1942. St. Roch was the second ship to make the passage, and the first to travel the passage from west to east. In 1944, St. Roch returned to Vancouver via the more northerly route of the Northwest Passage, making her run in 86 days. The epic voyages of St. Roch demonstrated Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic during the difficult wartime years, and extended Canadian control over its vast northern territories. [emphasis added by NewsBusters]
Thank you NewsBusters for that.
And thanks NewsBusters for this as well:
In fact, though the “civilian noninstitutional population” of persons sixteen to nineteen-years-old reached 17 million for the first time in history last month, only 5.665 million of these teens were employed, the fewest for any August since 1965 when the population of such young adults was only 13 million.
A major part of the unemployment picture can be explained by the fact that children just don’t work or can’t due to cumbersome regulations.
In other news, the press is being effective in its onslaught against our War on Terror. According to a Washington Post poll 53% already distrust a man whose last name they probably can’t pronounce or spell. Bravo MSM, bravo.
Oh, and the bickering Generals you may have heard about is significantly overblown if you believe this from The Corner:
The actual disagreement between Casey and the other chiefs on the one hand and Petraeus and Odierno on the other is less obvious than drama-seeking news stories have made out. After the New York Times reported that Pace would advise the president to draw down tens of thousands of U.S. forces in Iraq next year, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs issued a public statement denying the claim. And a sensationalist article in the Wall Street Journal attempting to pit Casey against Petraeus nevertheless claimed that Casey wanted to pull six brigades out of Iraq by the end of 2008 — in other words, to return to pre-surge levels. That is what both Petraeus and Odierno have been suggesting that they would like to do as well, if it is possible.
Oh, and all those peer-reviewed climate change UN reports we hear about. They’re not so peer-reviewed after all. Only five (that’s 5 for those of you with a public education) read the whole thing. I guess it’s so much of a consensus view there need be no consensus maker anymore.
Michael Moore has done his own polling, probably on that Slacker Tour of America’s college campuses (side note: the very fact that there are enough slackers in college is proof enough our education system is a failure) and has found out that “The potential for a (Democratic) landslide is enormous. People do not want to vote for the Republicans.” For all of you Republicans who think we need to lose to cleanse ourselves of all the bad things that have infiltrated our party just imagine the Moore puppet, pick a democrat candidate, any candidate, in charge of our country.
We also find the Crooks and Liars people hard at work grasping at more straws.
TOWNSEND: Chris, these are all the sorts of things that the intelligence community will do a technical analysis to evaluate. Obviously, we’re still going through that now. But looking for…looking at issues related to his health, his whereabouts, and frankly, the content of the tape to make sure that this is not a trigger for an attack, these are all things the intelligence community is completely devoted to as we speak.
WALLACE: And do you have any answers?
TOWNSEND: No. We will obviously “action” any information that we find from that, but as you can understand, the particulars of the technical analysis are not something we’re going to reveal.
Townsend, Homeland Security Advisor, was just answering how anyone with Top Security information would answer. I guess she should have said we think Osama is actually a Panamanian call girl with a wooden leg and a lisp. Grasping at straws in deed.
APEC and OPEC both made announcements:
OPEC says that oil supplies are all right with them. BigT