February 8, 2013—SnyderTalk Editorial: Lake Michigan Water Level Isn’t at a “Record Low”

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2--SnyderTalk Editorial


Lake Michigan Water Level Isn’t at a “Record Low”

Chicagoans awoke yesterday to frightening news: the water level in Lake Michigan is lower than it has “ever been”:

The water levels of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are lower than they have ever been, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday.

Though water levels have been below average for the past 14 years, last winter’s lack of snow and the hot and dry summer are to blame for this year’s record low.

That kind of information is grist to the mill of global warming aficionados who scan news items regularly trying to find evidence that supports their belief.  Unfortunately for them, recordkeeping for water levels on Lake Michigan didn’t begin until 1918.  That’s less than 100 years ago, and planet earth has been around for at least 4.54 billion years.

I have a question for climate change deniers: does “ever been” include only 100 years of earth’s history, or should it include the other 4.54 billion years as well?

If they can bring themselves to believe that the earth existed before the first government bureaucrat started keeping records, then this short primer on the Great Lakes should help to enlighten them: How the Great Lakes were Formed.

The Great Lakes are about 12,000 years old.  That means there was a time when the water level of Lake Michigan was zero.  Stated another way, there was no Lake Michigan until very recently in earth’s history, and climate change caused it to develop.

Earth’s climate has been fluctuating since the beginning, and by that I mean since it formed more than 4 billion years ago.  The Little Ice Age started in the 1300s A.D., that’s just yesterday in geological terms, and it lasted for about 500 years.  Longitudinal data shows that today’s global warming started in the 1850s following the Little Ice Age, and it had absolutely nothing to do with man-made CO2 emissions.  This information isn’t new except to people who don’t know the facts.

The latest National Academies of Science (NAS) report on global warming admits that all we really know for sure is that we are warmer now than we have been during the last 400 years which is mostly made up of the Little Ice Age.  This should be obvious, but obviously it’s not: when the earth is coming out of an ice age of any sort, its temperature rises.  But there’s more.  Earth’s temperature hasn’t increased one iota since the 1990s, so we may in fact be in another cooling cycle.

I wrote a novel about this subject titled Stand! hoping to educate Americans so they could avoid the unnecessary costs associated with trying to solve a “problem” that we didn’t create and can’t influence in any significant way.  Global warming fanatics and others should read the book and put a damper on their unfounded fears.   Some fanatics will, but I’m afraid that most of them won’t because they live by this credo: to hell with the facts, I have an opinion.

Ignorance isn’t bliss, but it is expensive.  Al Gore, Barack Obama, and people of their ilk may not want to accept the facts since the facts don’t line up with their political philosophy, but you, your children, and your grandchildren should.

This SnyderTalk editorial first appeared in American Thinker.



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Ezekiel 46: 1-5

Thus says Adonai Yahweh, “The gate of the inner court facing east shall be shut the six working days; but it shall be opened on the sabbath day and opened on the day of the new moon. The prince shall enter by way of the porch of the gate from outside and stand by the post of the gate. Then the priests shall provide his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate and then go out; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening. The people of the land shall also worship at the doorway of that gate before Yahweh on the sabbaths and on the new moons. The burnt offering which the prince shall offer to Yahweh on the sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish and a ram without blemish; and the grain offering shall be an ephah with the ram, and the grain offering with the lambs as much as he is able to give, and a hin of oil with an ephah.”


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  • God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This [Yahweh] is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” (Exodus 3: 15)
  • “Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—this time I will make them know My power and My might; and they shall know that My name is Yahweh.” (Jeremiah 16: 21)
  • “Behold, the days are coming,” declares Yahweh, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land.  In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely; and this is His name by which He will be called, ‘Yahweh our righteousness.’” (Jeremiah 23: 5-6)
  • Yeshua said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” (John 8: 58)


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Hosea 4: 6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.


3--News Content in SnyderTalk


9--Jerusalem Post


U.S. Ambassador: Obama to Discuss Iran, Syria, and Peace Process

Netanyahu’s office: No change in settlement policy

Shapiro to Post: Obama visit will show depth of ties

Khamenei rejects US offer for face to face talks

Netanyahu, Lapid meet in effort to mend rift

Israel showcases Iron Dome in India

Yemen demands Iran halts support for insurgents

Hollande: France will ‘study evidence’ of Burgas

‘Obama trip helps Netanyahu with coalition’

‘Hezbollah will gain immunity without EU blacklist’

PA hopes Obama visit will bring new US policy



10--Arutz Sheva


Senate Committee Postpones Hagel Confirmation Vote

MK Hotovely: Knesset is Nice, But Engagement is Better

Study: Hareidi Parties Do Not ‘Extort’ Governments

Arabs Indicted for Shooting Attack on IDF Base

Ayalon: Netanyahu, Obama, Abbas Meeting Likely

Netanyahu: Iran Waging Global Terror Campaign

Abbas Meets Ahmadinejad in Cairo

Obama Visit is ‘a Warning to Iran’

Iran Decries ‘Zionist’ Influence on Hollywood

4 Egyptians Detained After Iranian Shoe Toss



11--Israel Hayom


Jerusalem expects Obama will bring new peace plan, demand breakthrough

On Obama’s Israel trip, ideas yes, demands no

Abbas invites Iranian president to visit Ramallah

Iran’s supreme leader rejects direct talks with US

Hezbollah says bombing charges are Israeli smear campaign

‘Civilian leadership can be liable for soldiers’ war crimes violations’

Report: Top Netanyahu adviser to resign after Obama visit

Majority of Israeli teens don’t know what Oslo Accords were

Iran, West agree to resume nuclear talks Feb. 26 in Kazakhstan

Netanyahu asks Lapid to join coalition, with the haredim

Haredim received over NIS 1 billion in extra funding in 2010-11



12--Other News


Turkey’s Defense Minister: It’s Not ‘Technically Possible’ for Country’s Patriot Missiles to Protect Israel From Iranian Attack

Heavy fighting hits Syrian capital

82.9% of Israeli Teenagers Identify as Zionist, New Poll Finds

British Lawmakers Back Gay Marriage Plans

“Israel Paid Off Bulgaria”: FT Journo Tweets Conspiracy Theory

U.S. to EU: Crack Down on Hizbullah

Netanyahu: Hizbullah Attacked EU-Member in Bulgaria

Jordanian Cartoonist Rejects UN Award over “Zionist Links”

Female Students in Gaza Required to Wear Muslim Garb

Israel Unlikely to Retaliate after Bulgaria Report

Ahmadinejad’s Visit to Cairo Meets with Uneasy Reception

U.S. Has Secret Drone Base in Saudi Arabia

Gay marriage fanatic pleads guilty in attack on Family Research Council

CBO: Seven million will lose insurance under Obamacare

EU set for crucial budget summit

Hamas and Fatah ‘in unity talks’

US expands sanctions against Iran

Bruce Willis: Don’t Infringe on Second Amendment

UK Muslim Patrol: “This is Not a Christian Country… We Will Implement Islam Upon Your Necks”

Abdulrahman al-Awlaki and Why You Shouldn’t Stand Next to an Al Qaeda Terrorist

Philosopher Alvin Plantinga Receives Prestigious Rescher Prize





Richard Baehr: More peace processing on the way with Obama visit?— If there is a home-court edge to meetings between the leaders of two countries, Netanyahu needs to play it during the president’s visit.

Prof. Abraham Ben-Zvi: Obama will come, but will he stay?— The president wants his visit to the region to dispel the notion that he is going to disengage unilaterally from the Middle East.

Dr. Ephraim Kam: Iran’s troubles in Syria— Iran’s ability to help Assad is limited, and it can’t fight for him.

Clifford D. May: Letter from the West Bank— There are those here who seek peace and prosperity. The odds are against them.

Daniel Greenfield: Chicago Police Will No Longer Respond to Burglaries or Robberies—Just strap yourself in and wait for the announcement that the State of Illinois has decided to wall off Chicago and use it as a giant open air prison.

Arnold Ahlert: Obama’s Middle East: Iranian Arms Flow to Syria Via Iraq—American lives squandered on the president’s abandonment of the mission.

Bridget Johnson: Hello, Sequestration: Ships’ Deployment Postponed Because of Budget Fears—Norfolk congressman: “The impact on our community and our forward presence has already begun.”

Larry Elder: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Threatens the ‘Bush-the-Incompetent’ Narrative—In “Zero Dark Thirty,” the movie about the killing of Osama bin Laden, one of the first scenes shows a terrorist being waterboarded, where useful information gets extracted. The movie thus asserts the controversial practice leads to actionable intelligence.

Daniel Pipes: Is Turkey Leaving the West—Recent steps taken by the Government of Turkey suggest it may be ready to ditch the NATO club of democracies for a Russian and Chinese gang of authoritarian states.

Herbert W. Titus and William J. Olson: Assassin in Chief?—We are on the brink of the Senate giving the president of the United States the power to kill whomever he wants.

Noah Beck: Mali Reveals the Media’s Gaza Bias— Like their Islamist brethren in Afghanistan and Africa, the Hamas rulers of Gaza have no program for the future other than expanding their barbaric domain by force — first to the West Bank (which Islamists don’t yet control) and eventually to Israel. Consider how Hamas came to rule Gaza in 2007 (by a bloody putsch against Fatah), and what it has done with its power since then (repress Gazans and attack Israel). Human rights groups have accused Hamas of abysmal judicial abuses, replete with arbitrary arrests, torture, and unfair trials. Hamas mistreats journalists, terrorizes political opponents, restricts press freedoms, outlaws homosexuality, persecutes Christians, and condones honor killings against women – all practices that would delight Ansar Dine.

Oleksandr Feldman: First They Came for Mila Kunis— One of the most recognizable figures of Ukrainian Jewish descent, the beautiful and talented actress Mila Kunis, recently fell victim to the hatred of a Member of the Ukrainian Parliament from the far-right Svoboda Party – a party which is notoriously known for regularly injecting anti-Semitism into their speeches and public pronouncements. He sneeringly proclaimed that she was not “Ukrainian but a zhydovka.”  This deeply hurtful slur for a Jew was an alarming gutter effort to inject Jew-hatred into the acceptable bounds of mainstream Ukrainian discourse.

Steven Emerson and John Rossomando: Obama CIA Nominee John Brennan Wrong for the Job— America’s top spy needs to be a steely-eyed realist, sensitive to emerging threats and keen about our foes’ intent to deceive us. Unfortunately, President Obama’s nominee to head the CIA, Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan, has shown a tendency to fall for the bait from radical Islamists. Globally, he repeatedly expressed a hope that “moderates” within Iran and its terror proxy Hizballah would steer their respective constituencies away from terrorism.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr.: A see-no-jihadist for the CIA— On her way out the door, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the unspeakable, literally. Until last month, when she repeatedly warned in congressional testimony concerning the Benghazi debacle that we confront a “global jihadist threat,” the Obama administration did not allow the use of the words jihad and threat in the same sentence.

Clare M. Lopez, Jill Bellamy Van Aalst, Reza Kahlili: Scent of ‘Germ’ Warfare Raises Fear in the Mideast— The sectarian war in Syria reportedly has claimed more than 60,000 lives and spawned concerns in the Middle East and the West about access to chemical weapons by non-state actors such as al Qaeda, Hezbollah and Hamas. Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles are of immediate concern to Israel, Jordan and the United States, whether in Syrian President Bashar Assad’s hands or those of terrorist organizations. Yet the locations of chemical weapons munitions and Scud missiles equipped with chemical warheads in Syria have been identified and are continually monitored. That is not the case with the arguably more dangerous biological weapons being developed by the nexus of Iran, Syria and North Korea.

Bridget Johnson: USS Cole Suspect Complains of Marks on Wrist; Victims Describe Their Torture—An incensed defense team complained at Guantanamo that, while being transported from his cell to the courtroom, accused USS Cole bombing mastermind Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri got red marks on his wrist. Victims who got a chance at the microphone after the lawyers’ news conference made clear they’ve had enough with al-Nashiri being treated as the victim.

Mike McNally: ‘Muslim Patrols’: Sharia Enforcers Hit Britain’s Streets—No longer content with preaching Sharia in the mosque, some British Muslims are now attempting to impose Islamic law on the streets. In videos posted on YouTube, self-described “Muslim patrols” have filmed themselves berating young women for being inappropriately dressed, seizing cans of beer from men, and burning posters advertising women’s underwear.

Herb Keinon: EU Stand on Hizbullah Won’t Change Because of Bulgarian Report—One would think that catching an organization red-handed in carrying out a terrorist act on foreign soil would be enough to qualify that group as a terrorist entity. But when it comes to Hizbullah, the EU has a logic all its own. Key actors in the EU, foremost among them France and Germany, that have opposed including Hizbullah on the terrorism list for nearly two decades, are likely to continue to do so despite the Bulgarian findings.

Benjamin Weinthal: Three Cheers for Bulgaria’s Indictment of Hizbullah’s Terror—Defying substantial German and French pressure to not explicitly name Hizbullah as the terror group behind the Burgas bombing, Bulgarian authorities have blamed Hizbullah for the murders.

Washington Post Editorial: EU Must Respond to Hizbullah’s Attack in Bulgaria—Leaders of the European Union must decide whether to allow a terrorist attack on EU territory to go unpunished or to sanction a movement that is both an Iranian proxy and the dominant party in the Lebanese government. The Burgas attack was not an isolated incident but part of a campaign of terrorism against Israeli, U.S. and Gulf state targets by Hizbullah and the Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Kristen Chick: Ahmadinejad visits Cairo: How sect tempers Islamist ties between Egypt, Iran— Although Mr. Ahmadinejad traveled to Egypt for a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, not specifically to meet with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, his trip highlights the thaw in Egyptian-Iranian relations since an uprising unseated former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Egypt literally rolled out the red carpet for Ahmadinejad and President Morsi greeted the Iranian president with a kiss on the cheek as he welcomed him at the airport. Morsi made the first visit to Tehran by an Egyptian leader in three decades in August, also for a summit.

Prof. Eyal Zisser: After hating Israel, nothing in common— Shiite Islam, led by Ahmadinejad’s Iran, considers Morsi’s Sunni Muslim Brotherhood movement as an enemy.

Dan Margalit: A diplomatic visit with political consequences— It appears that the Obama administration is encouraging Netanyahu to include the Center-Left in his coalition.

Michael Curtis: Judicial Bias against Israel—To the surprise of none except the most naïve, the UNHRC report enjoined Israel to stop expanding settlements and called on the Israeli government to withdraw all Israeli settlers from the disputed areas of the West Bank.

William A. Levinson: Armed Citizens are Responsible Citizens—It is quite reasonable for those of us who are sheep dogs, or sheep dogs at need, to ask the sheep politely but firmly to refrain from demanding that we become like them.

Gary Henderson: If the Constitution Doesn’t Matter…—If the Constitution no longer matters to the president, the Congress, or the Supreme Court, then it no longer matters. To anyone.

Barry Rubin: Why To Postpone Giving Weapons to Egypt: A Guide for Congress—Several rational arguments to present to the administration.



14--Blessings from Revelation

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Other Books by Neil Snyder

  • Stand! is a suspense novel that exposes the lies, corruption, and greed underlying the theory that man-made CO2 emissions are responsible for global warming.  Professor Wes Carlyle and Karen Sterling, his research collaborator, carefully scan the audience for their would-be attacker—a member of the enviro-gestapo who has been following them for days.  Wes spots his man in the back of the room leaning against the wall.  Suddenly, another man in the audience steps forward and moves toward Karen at a menacing pace.  With a vicious stroke, he swings a billy club at her head.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • What Will You Do with the Rest of Your Life? deals with a question that every Christian has to consider: what should I do with my life?  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • Falsely Accused is a true story about a young woman who was accused of committing a double homicide.  It’s about a travesty of justice, and it reveals Yahweh intervening in the life of a believer to rescue her from danger in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.  Everyone will enjoy the book, but young people in particular need to read it because the mistakes made that led to the problem could have been avoided.  They were the kinds of mistakes that young people are prone to make.  As they say, forewarned is forearmed.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.

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