Don't Be Afraid to Update Your iPhone
RUSH: If you will indulge me for just a moment, I know that most of you do not take a lot of time to read blogs about high-tech -- even though I've talked about them a lot, and I've mentioned some of them. But the new iPhone iOS 7, the system software update, will be released today in about 50 minutes. The best I can tell, it'll happen at one o'clock. The only thing is, if you have heard any of these quasi-experts saying, "Don't update! Wait until the revised update.
"Never go with this one. You're gonna find problems." There aren't any problems in it. You should feel totally free to update. It's functionally, the whole thing doesn't change. There may be some minor functional changes but it's such an improvement, it is so much fun to use, it is a vast, vast improvement from what was getting stale. And if you've heard any of these do-gooders suggesting that you wait, "Because there are always problems. Like you never buy the first car off the assembly line," don't wait.
If you want to update, do it.
If you don't, fine.
But there's no reason to be afraid of it in any way, shape, manner, or form. It's actually gonna be more like a new phone than if you get a new phone. I guarantee you.
RUSH: I'm told now that after the reboot, our phone system is up and running. That's cool. Have you been able to successfully download iOS 7 yet or are you still getting an error message? Did you make sure that you're on the Wi-Fi network that I told you to get on? Well, just hang in there, be tough, because it'll happen. You gotta get in line. I mean, I knew this was gonna... I don't know why they don't stagger this. Do you realize there are countless app updates today to be compatible with iOS 7?
You gotta have iTunes 11.1 if you're Mac. You gotta have iTunes 11.1 before iOS 7 on your iDevice is compatible before you can sync or if you're using iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad to connect to iTunes. You need to download 11.1 today. So, I mean, they're just downloading so much. Why don't they do this staggered? I've never understood it. I know it creates massive demand and excitement. It's like Christmas morning for a lot of people, but it's not good for everybody trying to be getting error message after error message.
RUSH: Have you guys had any luck in there yet with iOS 7? Okay. All right. Snerdley got his. So it can be done. I sent a note to one of my good friends here. I said, "Okay, iOS 7's gonna be available at one o'clock." I just got a note from him five minutes ago. "It's not here yet." "It is!" "Yeah? It isn't it my fault." It was my fault, even though it's not. Folks, there's something else you're gonna have to do.
You can download iOS 7 over the air via the Wi-Fi network software update, but if you want to connect your phone or your iPad to iTunes to sync it that way -- or if you get a new phone, one of their new phones and you have to restore to that new phone -- you're gonna need iTunes 11.1 which is also out today 'cause the current iTunes is not compatible with the new phones or with iOS 7.
So you're gonna need 11.1 iTunes from your Mac AP store, whatever the number is on Windows. It's the same thing.
Consensus! 50 Scientists: Evidence Leans Heavily Against Man-Made Global Warming
RUSH: "On Tuesday, a group of 50 international scientists released a comprehensive new report on the science of climate change that concluded that evidence now leans against global warming resulting from human-related greenhouse gas emissions. "
"According to the study's authors..." These are 50 international scientists. We got a consensus here, folks. (chuckling) We have our own little consensus of fifty international scientists. "According to the study's authors, 'the hypothesis of human-caused global warming comes up short not merely of 'full scientific certainty' but of reasonable certainty or even plausibility. The weight of evidence now leans heavily against the theory,'" of manmade global warming.
Of course it does! We simply don't have that kind of power. Even if we were all diabolical and hated the earth, even if we wanted to melt the Arctic Ocean, short of a nuclear detonation, we couldn't do it -- and even then, we might have trouble. We just don't have this power that the left assigns to us. You know, they're really contradictory about this 'cause on the one hand, the left tells us that we're no different than rats or any other animal.
On the other hand, they tell us that we're so dangerous and so powerful that our existence alone threatens pristine nature. They're all over the board on this. But the "science" is now documented to be a hoax, and now more and more scientists are signing on not only to the hoax aspect, but they're signing on to the fact that it's not even plausible, this contention that global warming is caused by man. We're not even talking is it scientifically proven or provable. It isn't even plausible in science vernacular.
"'We conclude no unambiguous evidence exists for adverse changes to the global environment caused by human-related CO2 emissions,' the authors write. 'In particular, the cryosphere is not melting at an enhanced rate; sea-level rise is not accelerating; no systematic changes have been documented in evaporation or rainfall or in the magnitude or intensity of extreme meteorological events; and an increased release of methane into the atmosphere from permafrost or sub-seabed gas hydrates is unlikely.'
"The authors also note that 'forward projections of solar cyclicity imply the next few decades may be marked by global cooling rather than warming." What, these scientists actually factor the sun into all this? Why, who knew? Yes, global cooling "'despite continuing CO2 emissions,' and" these guys, these 50, "warn against using imperfect deterministic climate models to advocate for a 'one-size-fits-all' climate policy. ...
"The Heartland Institute published and released [the paper] on Tuesday, lead authors Craig D. Idso, Robert M. Carter, and S. Fred Singer worked with a team of scientists to produce a 1,200-page report that is 'comprehensive, objective, and faithful to the scientific method.'" As I mentioned yesterday, they have to do this, because the left puts forth science to document their politics. That's all manmade global warming ever has been.
It's nothing but a political issue, an opportunity for the left to advance its agenda bigger government, higher taxes, less freedom, all of that, more control over your life because you're responsible for it. You have to be reined in; you have to be controlled. Left to your natural instincts, you'll destroy everything. The Democrats, they know best; they're gonna put rules and laws and taxes in place that will control your natural destructiveness, and they backed it all up with their science models.
Well, the science models are hoax, but the scientists that don't believe this have to then come up with their own science. They just can't stand up and say these guys are wrong, and so more and more of the climate "deniers" have been documenting their refutation scientifically all for the UN's IPCC and whatever open-mindedness they might find at the United Nations and in the media.
Dingy Harry Puts Kibosh on Gun Control Bills
RUSH: Dingy Harry "Reid Ices Gun Control Talk" in the US Senate. "The Washington Examiner reports [Dingy Harry] expressed a vote on gun-control is not likely to occur anytime soon. 'We're going to move this up as quickly as we can, but we've got to have the votes first,' Reid told reporters after a closed-door lunch with the Democratic caucus. 'We don't have the votes. I hope we get them, but we don't have them now.'"
I didn't get to it yesterday, but there was a sound bite from Steny Hoyer, the second ranking Democrat leader in the House, who warned his other Democrat buddies, "Ah, okay, you want to go for gun control. But I got one word for you: Colorado," where they had it handed to 'em. Two Democrats were recalled in Colorado, liberal Colorado, because they were making a move on people's guns.
Market Jumps on Bernanke Decision to Keep Pumping
RUSH: Man, oh, man! You want to talk about a turnaround? The chairman of the Fed, Ben Bernanke, announced a decision that quantitative easing will continue, and a lot of people did not expect this. They thought that they sensed, from all the indicators that they thought they had, that there would be a tapering off of quantitative easing, which is printing money. Except in this case, it's not actual currency that's printed; they just add figures to ledgers on computers, spreadsheets.
They digitize it. They just add money in various accounts. What has happened as a result of this is this is interest rates... I didn't know they had any room to collapse, but they have collapsed. The dollar is tanking, but stocks have exploded because they are the beneficiary of quantitative easing, of all this new money. It's $85 billion a month. Bernanke really wants to keep this job, although he's not gonna keep it. I mean, he's really going out in a blaze of glory here.
The Federal Reserve's FOMC statement's out, and that's the statement that contains the news about quantitative easing. It's the $85 billion Large-Scale Asset Purchase Program. That's what quantitative easing is, and it just means money goes to buy stock and securities. Nobody expected this to continue at this level, so the stock market overnight went crazy. The Dow industrials went from minus-40 to plus-63 in the blink of an eye. A 100-point shift in the blink of an eye.
The Standard & Poor's Index got to 1,718. That's an all-time, intraday high. Now, the result of that is the value of the dollar is tanking, and interest rates have collapsed. It's nothing new. That's been going on as well, too. But the institutions in the stock market are just eating this up, and Obama's out there demanding more debt. Obama's pushing for more debt. He's pushing for this, and Bernanke did it.
RUSH: It's a good point. What does the dollar tanking mean? It means inflation. It means your three-dollar-a-gallon or higher gasoline is gonna stay there, as one practical result of this. They ought to call this QE infinite, not QE4. This is QE for all time. There's nothing backing this up. There's no substance propping this up. This is just money that doesn't exist that they're creating, and they're directing it to one place. Look, it's a circuitous route that it takes.
When I say it ends up in the stock market, it does, but it's not as though a few select clients or traders or financial houses get the money. That's not how it happens. It just ends up there, which is its purpose. It takes a circuitous route, but this money ends up being used to buy stock and securities, and that's why the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Standard & Poor is skyrocketing today. It's not because mom-and-pop like the new iPhone and are buying Apple and raising the stock price or because they're buying the stock.
It's simply the Fed basically finding a way to put more money in the stock market.
RUSH: The New York Times has a companion story. I don't know if you even want to put belief in this, but that the Democrat Party is starting to get worried about all this. I kid you not. The Democrat Party is starting to "distance" themselves from Obama. That's just a surface interpretation. I have not yet read the story. (interruption) What does the dollar tanking mean? It means inflation, Snerdley. I'm sorry. I thought everyone knew.
Dutch King: Say Goodbye to Welfare State
RUSH: There's a little story here in the AP. "Dutch King: Say Goodbye to Welfare State, Hello to Personal Responsibility -- (Amsterdam) King Willem-Alexander delivered a message to the Dutch people from the government Tuesday in a nationally televised address: the welfare state of the 20th century is gone. In its place a 'participation society' is emerging, in which people must take responsibility for their own future and create their own social and financial safety nets, with less help from the national government."
Can you imagine such a thing happening here?
Oh, my friends, does it ever need to happen. The Dutch king! Now, this is Holland, it's Amsterdam, so obviously we're not talking about as many people as there are in this country. Still, those people have become accustomed to their welfare state, and he can't afford it anymore. They just can't afford it, and the Dutch can't do a QE3 type pumping. They don't have the power to actually corrupt themselves that way. They have to live by the laws of the market, and they're just out of money, and they've got so many people dependent on government, they don't have any productivity.
So he says they've gotta end it -- and, last I checked, he was still alive.