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Random Lengths News Reports on Waxman (Barely)

Finally, Random Lengths News did a story on Congressman Henry Waxman. Most Harbor-area residents and even some Palos Verdes homeowners have not learned that Waxman now represents them, along with West Los Angeles and Agoura Hills. The new 33rd Congressional District is quite a spread, but the Citizens Redistricting Commission felt compelled to lump residents of the same economic and social classes together, joining the South Bay and the Westside by “the ribbon of shame” along Dockweiler Beach. Writing letters as always, Waxman shared his concerns about potential terrorist threats with the Rancho LGP facility in San Pedro.

Yes, Waxman went after Big Tobacco in 1995. He also spent months investigating steroid abuse in baseball as Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, yet he had no knowledge of the basic laws regulating steroid use – all of this you can see in the Documentary “Bigger, Faster, Stronger”.

Congressman Henry Waxman declared in open committee “We’re not broke!” even though this nation faces a sixteen trillion dollar national debt. He has decried the two Bush wars not paid for (Iraq and Afghanistan), yet Waxman voted for both of them. There are thousands of homeless veterans in Los Angeles County, yet Waxman has done nothing to renovate the Brentwood VA, and even allowed private leases on the property.

He pushed Cap and Trade, but did not know what was in his own bill. The legislation would have killed one million jobs along with setting up a carbon market Ponzi scheme which would enrich the rich and impoverish those still struggling to get by. He even admitted in a recent budget committee hearing that he did not know that General Motors went bankrupt. Did you know, RLn editors, that retired teachers and police officers lost millions of dollars from their pension funds in order to bailout GM workers? Whatever happened to “An injury to one is an injury to all?”

Like most conservatives, I support properly financed public transit projects. Waxman killed the Subway to the Sea for decades, which would have permitted Los Angeles to construct a metro line beneath Wilshire Blvd. and provide a faster commute from Downtown to Santa Monica.

Congressman Henry Waxman is hardly the progressive which progressives claim to champion. I wish that Random Lengths News would “Knock the hell out of the lie” (per Charles Bukowski) about Henry Waxman and his historic three plus decade tenure in Congress.

Unfortunately, they chose not to print this letter in this week's edition, so I am sharing my thoughts about Waxman, Progressives, and the San Pedro region which Waxman may or may not know about. Frankly, it's time for local press, whether mainstream or alternative, to stop looking the other way when a Congressman does not do his job. I am deeply disappointed in Mr. Allen's decision to recognize Waxman's letter writing, yet not much else.

One has to wonder if Random Lengths News is randomly ignoring important stories, or is really just another partisan mouthpiece for the Left.

Please visit "Waxman Watch" (waxmanwatch.blogspot.com) for more information.

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Jeff Green February 24, 2014 at 03:50 PM
Donald Lee From the link you have provided; Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice and rising global average sea level (Figure 1.1). {WGI 3.2, 4.8, 5.2, 5.5, SPM} ################### I believe this to be very obvious and I believe that we can both agree that the earth has warmed. ###################### Some extreme weather events have changed in frequency and/ or intensity over the last 50 years: It is very likely that cold days, cold nights and frosts have become less frequent over most land areas, while hot days and hot nights have become more frequent. {WGI 3.8, SPM} It is likely that heat waves have become more frequent over most land areas. {WGI 3.8, SPM} It is likely that the frequency of heavy precipitation events (or proportion of total rainfall from heavy falls) has increased over most areas. {WGI 3.8, 3.9, SPM} It is likely that the incidence of extreme high sea level has increased at a broad range of sites worldwide since 1975. {WGI 5.5, SPM} 3 ############# Mr. Lee, do you agree with these basic statements from the IPCC so far?
Jeff Green February 24, 2014 at 03:51 PM
I apologize for the cramped wording. I need to get used to these editors.
Jeff Green February 24, 2014 at 04:06 PM
The ipcc is about 99% volunteers. One the major stresses in the IPCC is that it is about the science and they keep the politics out. ######################## Let’s start with a few basic facts about the IPCC. The IPCC is not, as many people seem to think, a large organization. In fact, it has only 10 full-time staff in its secretariat at the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, plus a few staff in four technical support units that help the chairs of the three IPCC working groups and the national greenhouse gas inventories group. The actual work of the IPCC is done by unpaid volunteers – thousands of scientists at universities and research institutes around the world who contribute as authors or reviewers to the completion of the IPCC reports. A large fraction of the relevant scientific community is thus involved in the effort. - See more at: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2010/02/ipcc-errors-facts-and-spin/#sthash.7zIqYeFT.dpuf
Donald Lee February 24, 2014 at 06:22 PM
The IPCC is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It's a UN body. The very name suggests an agenda. If there is no "climate change", there is no reason for them to exist. A UN organ that "keeps the politics out" is an oxymoron. The fact that the IPCC per-se has a small staff does not mean that there are not billions of dollars to be had for grants and "studies" from the member governments. US, UK, and other nations have been generous with these "volunteer" scientists, like all the folks at NASA and NOAA who have made whole careers on "climate change" This is one area of science that has become so politicized that rational discussion is almost impossible. Real scientists don't speak of "consensus" as though it were a vote. They speak of evidence and cause-and-effect. I lament the loss of credibility of science as a whole as a result of this wrongheaded crusade.
Jeff Green February 24, 2014 at 08:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RTLU4VTZ9o&list=PLE57D4414FAA446C0&context=C3a0f840ADOEgsToPDskKfCui_OisXST4ZJuOjiNrb I get the feeling your position is about politics and not the science. I can assure you that the science is now bullet proof. If your politics is violated by this I apologize. The consequences will be the same for us now and our future generations................................................................................................................................................................ The above link is a very clear demonstration of co2 blocking its respective frequencies. You will the notice the candle flame disappearing as the tube is filled with co2...........................................................................................................................................................................I get the feeling you are so ingrained with your politics, that you won't listen just the same to the science.

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