From Early This Morning!!!! It’s Been A Trip!!!!!


Wow!  What a fantastic trip this has been!  I can’t possibly explain all that this has been to me, and all that this has done for me.  I pray that this humble blog has been a blessing for those who have read it.  I can’t believe I’ve written 8,700+ posts!  Well, I didn’t write them all.  Indeed, the far right number in the pic is mostly to the credit of our friend, Hank.  As I recall, it was a post on Marcott’s idiocy. 

The broad base of topics of this blog is one of the things I’m most proud of.  It’s probably the thing I’m second most proud of.  But, hands down, without question, the thing I am most proud of, regarding this blog, is the quality of the individual readers. I’ve never been associated with a brighter, good hearted, group of people.  What I’ve learned from the commentators here is immeasurable.  It isn’t just the brilliance from the people here, but, also, the insights, and obvious desire for the well-being of their fellow man. 


This “blog” had actually started because I wanted to have a place where I could post some graphs and data, in order to have them readily available for discussions on other climate blogs.  Months later, it sorta morphed into basically a private conversation regarding the manner and way satellites calculate our sea levels (it’s FUBAR … BTW)….. then, it grew. 

Essentially, this blog started as a climate science blog.  But, because of the broad, semi-ambiguous relative implications of the climate issue, it is only natural to discuss the overriding implications and impacts on other schools of thought and issues, such as economics and energy. 

It’s a horrible irony.  I find that mankind, left to his own devices, is the singular greatest driver towards the advancement of humanity.  Resources available, climate, condition ….. all of these pale in comparison to the ingenuity and spirit of man.  Sadly, I also find mankind is the singular greatest detriment to the advancement of humanity. 

It is with shock and dismay that I see people actively working against the advancement of humanity.  There are millions, if not billions of people who don’t wish their fellow man to be prosperous and free.  This blog has opened my eyes to the degree of which this occurs.  Before this blog, I thought they were few.  In a sense, it has jaded me.  But, I’m better for it, being jaded in such a manner. 

I don’t know what to do about it.  But, I do know something more than this blog is required.  The enemy is upon us.  The enemy is within us. 

I suppose it couldn’t, then, be a surprise that this blog has mostly turned to a political blog.  Politics, after all, is simply an expression and application of people’s thoughts towards advancement of humanity, or, the sinister desire to suppress humanity. 

Most importantly, this blog has reinforced my knowledge that mankind cannot advance without God and godly people.  I’ve always known this, but, now I get to see it in another perspective/dimension.  It’s awesome!  It’s horrible. 


I’m not done, yet.  But, I’m done.  I will never tire of conversing with the regular commentators, here.  Indeed, they lift my spirits!  I haven’t done enough conversing with you guys and gals!  You reinforce my faith in humanity!  And, it’s much needed. 

Through the few years that I’ve actively blogged, I’ve scoured the internet for issues to discuss and thought about ways to articulate my perspective and to entice dialogue.  It’s heartbreaking.  I can’t avoid the evil in this world.  Perhaps it’s me, perhaps there’s some morbid and macabre part of me which can’t help but see, watch, and document the train-wreck this world is engaged in, seemingly, intentionally so.  Simply put, I can’t deal with it, anymore.  While I have no problem being the modern day “wailing prophet”, I have a problem with the world repeating the same idiocy over and over, again.  One wouldn’t know it by the last several months of this blog, but, I am a positive person.  I’m not the person to say someone should help, I am help!  While I am not hope, I can certainly try to guide people to the only Hope! 

For all of the words, and all of the knowledge, the thousands of posts, the million views, the words and knowledge in the near countless comments (~110,000) ……. all of this, all of the topics, all of the data, all of the perspectives, and we come back to know we can’t live without God, and we can’t get to the Father without Christ.  Which is essentially what Solomon told us in Ecclesiastes.  Isn’t that fantastic?!?!  I’ve learned something which was written thousands of years ago.  😐   And, yet, this journey has taken me far!


If this post sounds like I’m saying goodbye, it’s because I might be.  I don’t want to.  You people have been a part of my life, and in a most positive way, for the last few years.  I look forward to your wit and humor, thoughts, and knowledge, and faith, every day. 

Yes, I will continue to post the “Gems” series for as long as Jeanette will write them ……. at least to the end of this year.  And, for now, I will continue to post when I think something needs stated.  And, I’ll try to provide an open thread for a while.  I’m going to take about a week to decide how or if I should move forward on this blog. 

In the mean time, I would appreciate if the commentators would post the addresses of the blogs and other places they often converse and haunt.  I think I may wish to be a commentators, once again.

And, lastly, for the tech savvy people, tell me what I’m missing. ……… videos on the internet no longer give me any audio.  My audio works fine, otherwise.  I’m listening to the “Archies” as we speak!  But, I can’t hear it on “youtube” or any other site.  No, it isn’t unique to any particular web browser.  Opera, Chrome, Firefox ….. all the same.  I’m still using XP, but, it is the same on my Win 7 of my dual boot.  MS told my XP that I needed to update my IE but, then, told they weren’t going to update it because they don’t support XP anymore.  I’m thinking it’s my Flash or Active X, but, I don’t know what to do about it.  I could roll back but, I’ve found this rarely helps and it’s a time consumer.  Any thoughts? 

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48 Responses to From Early This Morning!!!! It’s Been A Trip!!!!!

  1. leftinflagstaff says:

    Whatever you decide, it’s been a privilege. Thank you.

  2. copernicus34 says:

    I don’t comment a lot here, I do sometimes. I found myself kind of laughing as I was reading your post here James; with ref. to you mentioning you’re a positive person. This is exactly the predicament I’ve gone through in these last several years. I so ‘want’ to be positive. I’m aging; I have 4 kids. I want to enjoy the time I have left in this life—and I find myself drifting away from negativity (or perhaps more accurately, the accurate depiction of what’s happening in the world today). I stop here at this blog probably at least a half dozen times a day. It used to be more obviously as your post count was astronomical compared to other blogs on my reading list. It is rare that I find myself agreeing with just about everything you say. You and many of the posters on here have really aided me in understanding some of this stuff. Mind you, I’m not some dumb bumpkin; I’ve been involved heavily in some of the very things you talk about on this blog. I mind myself in a position not being able to contribute as much as I’d like for reasons that might be visual to some, probably not for most as I simply haven’t done a great job to introduce myself. Perhaps in a short time I will have a little more leeway in that department as I hope to leave my place of employment soon. I do hope, at the very least, you participate in some of the climate wars again 🙂
    My life is primarily conducted in international affairs and events, but its the climate stuff that truly gets my blood boiling. I have 4 kids trying to make their way through this mess, I have every interest in the world in leaving this country the way i came into it. I’m rambling on, just wanted to say a word of thanks for your time over these last several years. You are an inspiration, truly. You’re right, the posters here are excellent. Some of them I recognize over on other blog sites (I primarily lurk in the climate blogs). Good luck to you Sir, but again, I think I might have some insight about what you are going through right now.

    • suyts says:

      Cop, thank you for your kind words. Yes, I’ve thought you’ve been constrained for some time now. And, yes, you didn’t comment enough! I can’t say I read every comment ever written on this blog, but, I can say I recognize your “gravatar” and always tried to make it a point to read your comments. The perspective seemed to come from a different angle, but, still managed to hit the nail on the head.

      As to the climate stuff, I don’t know what else to add. And, that’s the problem. The lunatics don’t add anything to the discussion. It’s over. They bitterly cling to their debunked dogma. But, yes. If I do quit blogging, I will be watching and commenting on a climate blog or two. I think we’ve won the discussion. But, the ramifications of losing the argument are too terrible to imagine, so, I will still stay engaged until it dies a nice death, even if it isn’t the death it deserves.

      • DirkH says:

        The typical famous singer or celebrity has about 7 years of fame max.
        It was the same with wamunism, broke the charts in 2007 with Gore’s AIT, now it’s old.
        Even the crazy persons in the media can only repeat what they’ve been saying all these years.

  3. HankH says:

    Congratulations, James!!!! This goes to show that people want and can handle the truth.

    You’ve done a remarkable job. … and you’re right. the March 2013 was our tag team knock out of Marcott et. al, only three days after they published their total nonsense. Subsequently, readers my know that several months later, MET pulled the paper from their web site because it did not meet even their low standards for publication.

    I read Suyts Space every day but, to my own personal disappointment, I haven’t commented much. I’ve had no less than five papers (more than usual) that needed to meet publication deadlines and a sixth I’m still working on for presentation on February 15. In short, I’ve been in max overload for several months. This happens every year between July and October.

    The piece you and I have been discussing is still in the works. I plan to return to it after the 15th.

    My kindest regards and congratulations,

    Hank Hancock

    • suyts says:

      Hank, you keep rockin on, doing what you guys and gals do! Hank, you’re one of those who I wanted to write to personally, and I will, as soon as I decide if I continue blogging or not. But, while we’re here, I want the readers to know a couple of things. ……. naw …. I can’t articulate it properly. But, I will say this. I consider you a friend. I hope to meet you soon. But, if not soon, I do know we’ll meet. ….. then, I won’t have to have you explain all the maths behind those arcane statistics! 🙂

  4. gator69 says:

    Congratulations James! That is quite a milestone, and testament to the breadth and depth of your ruminations here. And I have to agree that you attract a high quality of commenters, which doubles the pleasure of my visits. I don’t believe I need to tell you to pray on your decision, He will tell you if your work here is done.

    Thanks for the privelege of commenting here, and thanks for all the effort you put into making this one of my favorite sites, it has provided me much pleasure and insight.

  5. Thank you Sir for your great work. this is the first place I read each day.
    I always start with Gems, luv it. As I said a few days ago ‘Write on’.
    I have been meaning to say for a long time now I feel that those who
    comment here are the best. ‘ceptin’ me of course. As the Cajun guy says
    Lach Pas. What ever you do it will be good.

  6. DirkH says:

    “In the mean time, I would appreciate if the commentators would post the addresses of the blogs and other places they often converse and haunt. ”

    Me: notrickszone, zerohedge, bunch of German political blogs: , , mostly. No more WUWT, I’m through with warmunism mostly as well.

  7. DirkH says:

    As to problems with audio in videos, this sounds good:

    I have weird probs with Flash on an old XP box as well; somehow even updates of Flash don’t fix it, but it’s too irrelevant too bother – in my case, Flash decided to OFTEN but not always show twice the running time of videos. It plays them nicely though. Well except it stops after 25min and I need to reload and skip to 25.00 to get 25 more minutes.

    As I said, not important enough to bother. Gotta kill that old box anyway.

    • DirkH says:

      And, you can uninstall Flash and tell Firefox and other modern browsers to use HTML5 for watching videos. Flash was the pre HTML5 preferred solution for that, it is obsolete for that now.

      This looks good

      Interestingly, Flash is still very much alive in educational websites and games for children. Due to the existing base of Flash developers (not mainly programmers, but creative types). They don’t wanna miss the convenient Flash development tools.

    • suyts says:

      Thanks Dirk, so far, no joy.

    • suyts says:

      I think it was a flash update which was probably incompatible with XP. I’ve solved the mystery as to why this happened on my Win 7, too. It turns out, it was a separate issue ….. on the same box. Oddly, when I’m in XP, the audio is a bit screwed up, and I have to plug into a different jack than the typical “speaker” jack. I don’t know why, but, the work around was to send the audio to a different jack. When I booted in Win 7, it didn’t recognize and so I had no sound. Oddly, it likes the speakers to be plugged into the speaker jack and plays fine! And, it plays the audio for the web videos.

      Upon going to the help forum of youtube, I find the issue isn’t unique to me. There are a lot of very angry people. Apparently, they’re having the same issues I am. So, I expect a fix soon.

      • DirkH says:

        That reminds me! Sound on my old XP box stopped working months ago. With youtube of course. I thought, well, the sound card died, I went and got me a USB-to-Audio adapter, basically a sound card in a stick.

        Looks like I could have saved the 10 Euros!

      • suyts says:

        Well, for me, a “system restore” did the trick! Oddly, I deleted Flash, in hopes to force the HTML5 to work. I clicked on a Youtube vid after the Flash was deleted, and still no sound. It turns out, it was an HTML5 vid I was trying to hear. So, I still don’t know what update killed the audio.

        I hadn’t heard of the USB to Audio! Thanks! While you probably could have saved the money, it’s nice to know those things are out there!

  8. Latitude says:

    What am I going to do with you?
    This is where we all meet….to talk to you and each other
    Even though the “news” can be depressing…..don’t take it personal and let it affect you. The rest of us will wander off topic and fill in the blanks.

    …and it’s the way we all keep in touch

  9. jsue says:

    Congradulations, Brother, on this exceptional milestone and for the courage to make this difficult choice to let go of this blog that you have poured so much of yourself into as you step into another exciting stage of your life. Your path is getting brighter and brighter every day! Thank you so much for letting me in on such a special experience. I have learned so much through it.

  10. HankH says:

    This is one of the very few sites I will comment on. Nine out of 10 comments I make on blogs are made here. If time is pressing, it is my only read for the day.

    Like others have said, the reason why I came to your site some years ago is because of the quality, intelligence, and emotional maturity of the family of commenters here. As Lat says, this is were we all meet to talk to you and each other.

    I occasionally read Tony’s site but sometimes feel his writing style gets in the way of the message. I’ll read perhaps one out of 10 posts at WUWT and hold the same opinion as Dirk. I read Junk Science as they often touch on medical research and other topics that interest me. I comment there only very occasionally. Polar Bear Science, while narrow in topic and doesn’t allow comments is often an interesting read. Dr. Crockford is well published in Polar Bear research and sets the record straight on the furry global warming poster child. The rest of my time is spent on Pay-for-view journal sites.

    Anyway, give it careful thought. Whatever you decide will be the right decision. It has been an honor to be a friend among friends here.

    • I. Lou Minotti says:

      Like Hank, I rarely comment on other websites. NJ.commie always finds a reason to delete anything of truth and substance written by me, or anyone else. Suyts Space is a safe haven where truth is spoken and rebuke for stupidity is accepted peaceably.

      We tire easily of nonsense. We’re human. That’s probably what Solomon was experiencing when he wrote, “. . . in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain” (Ecclesiastes 1:18).

      One bit of pleasant knowledge that I do know is this–the owners and commenters on this website are gracious and knowledgeable. Our Lord bless you all.


  11. TedG says:

    thanks for your diligence, perspective, insight and all the great informative news letters. I will miss them more than you know.
    Happy trails.

  12. Latitude says:

    I’m with Hank on this…..Other than a facebook page that’s related to a hobby of mine, and once in a blue moon I”ll post some snarky remark on WUWT….that’s it. Here is the only place I really post.

    Don’t feel like you’re under pressure to perform…..

  13. DirkH says:

    ISIS guy arrested at Turkish border, had map of Berlin (pictured in link) with targets marked for destruction/conquest to get hold of the city.

    It’s too bad they didn’t do it as Berlin hosts Merkel; and another plus, we subsidize the city with 3 bn EUR a year. I guess, just offering ISIS half of it if they KEEP Merkel would have been a great deal for everyone.

  14. DirkH says:

    Weird photos from “survivors”/”Heroes” of “mass shootings”. Flashing Hail Satan signs.

  15. Latitude says:

    I guess all that sand and napkins just looks alike….

    At least four Russian cruise missiles heading for Syria crash landed in IRAN, say U.S. officials

    • suyts says:

      Isn’t it interesting? Just the other day, the US inadvertently bombs a hospital ……. today, Russia inadvertently bombs Iran. Both nations can drop a bomb down a chimney …… well, maybe missiles are trickier or something.

  16. DirkH says:

    Humanity saved from approaching apocalypse, scientists from Stanford, Banhei find out.
    As we all now the world is unstoppably turning into plastic, threatening our survival.
    Scientists are baffled, surprised that lowly mealworms eat the stuff and turn it into ordinary dirt.
    Caveat: They also produce CO2 while doing so – threatening to turn Earth into Venus via the warmunist effect. We’re doomed!

  17. I. Lou Minotti says:

    James, you are one good man. A lover of truth, and unafraid of the consequences. May your tribe increase!

    If I may share one thing, here goes:

  18. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Well done James, its been fun.

    We all do what we can against the darkness. The level of obscurantism today is amazing. I don’t know how it will turn out, but something must change. Though looking at places like Venezuela and North Korea are extremely worrying – somehow they persist with these mad policies despite the penury they are in. And the whole Middle East seems to be following that path too.

  19. suyts says:

    Thank you all for your kind words! It really means a lot!

  20. kim2ooo says:

    AWWWWWwwww ………NOW I’ll have to look for a blog run by a guy with a man-bun – who drives a 1962 Corvair.

    A guy who will support my field of study, The Philological Implications of Seventieth Century Women and Lyrics of Punk Rock.

    In the mean: I will be buying used Volkswagens for my new dealership 45 miles north of Fargo.


    I am truly indebted to all who have participated here in furthering my education. Mr. S. you have created something unique. I doubt that another blog could foster the quality of subject matter, comments and participants. Well done! Well loved!

    Thank you.

  21. cdquarles says:

    I hear you brother. I started a blog a few years ago as well. I can’t remember exactly when I did. Writing for publication is hard work. It is much ‘easier’ to read, lurk and make the occasional comment. I don’t read as many as I used to, though. I like a few quite well. If you are called to something else, may God Bless you in that endeavor.

    I mainly read this site, EM Smith’s site and WM Briggs’s site. I comment rarely. Tony’s site became hard for me to read and I don’t visit it often. Anthony’s site is worse. Steve McIntyre’s slowing down, but when he’s hot, well … :).

  22. Lars P. says:

    Hey James, I’m late to the party, sorry for that :(.

    Let me fist congratulate you! Congratulations!
    You created a great place to meet and chat.

    As I think I mentioned some time ago: I am, and was surprised by the continuous effort you were able to invest in the blog and do not wonder the need to scale back.
    I appreciate the maturity posts, I am happy I am able to learn, I like the diversity and quality of comments.

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