Saturday, January 29, 2011

More Jobs For the Rats Deserting the Sinking Ship!

Water Minister Tony Burke’s appointment of former NSW Labor Minister Craig Knowles as the new Murray Darling Basin Authority Chair is deeply concerning.

Minister Burke served in NSW State Parliament with Mr Knowles who held a variety of portfolios in the revolving-door shemozzle that is NSW Labor.

The decision to politicise such an important job by appointing a Senior Minister from such a disastrous Government is astounding.
“Tony Burke didn’t like what Mike Taylor had to say so he has been replaced with a Labor mate. The people of the Murray-Darling will not be so easily duped,” said Shadow Minister for Water Barnaby Joyce.

“Labor has already caused immense damage throughout the Basin, with house prices falling by an average of 10% since the Guide to the Draft Plan was released. It doesn’t matter who heads up the Murray-Darling Basin Authority they are bound by the riding instructions of the Water Act. Mike Taylor, the former Chair of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, the Productivity Commission and Professor of Law George Williams all agree that the environment must take precedence over social and economic factors under the existing Water Act.

“While Labor refuses to investigate the Water Act, they are refusing to help those left behind by their Basin Plan. NSW Labor’s unrivalled reputation for incompetence and failure to deliver is unwelcome news if this is the style to be brought to the MDBA,” said Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray-Darling Basin Simon Birmingham.

“While Federal Labor is quickly earning a similar reputation, we must hope that Basin reform will not fall victim to the NSW Government malaise of death by focus group and press release.

“Mr Knowles will inherit a reform process that has already gone off the rails under Labor’s watch and he now has a difficult and challenging job ahead of him. It is a job of immense importance to the future of the health of the river and to Basin communities. 
“Australians deserve a good Basin Plan, not a NSW Labor-style ‘plan’.”

Alarmist of the Year!

 Alarmist of the Year McKeon

I always thought the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO) was a scientific organisation. It even mentions "scientific" in its title.

Then I wonder how in the hell the Gillard Government can appoint a person to head this scientific organisation who has not one scientific credential to his name?

Daily Telegraph columnist Miranda Devine has the following to say about "jobs for the boys".

Having awarded the Australian of the Year to alarmist Tim Flannery in 2007, whose wild predictions concerning the effects of the Green Climate Monster are well known, and almost always wrong, they have this year awarded the honour to another climate evangelist, Simon McKeon.

McKeon was given the role of CSIRO chairman… despite not being a scientist, but it seems that being a warmist makes him even better qualified for the job. Miranda Devine does the business:

YOU don't want to rain on the parade of a man who is so highly regarded that he has just been named Australian of the Year.
Nor do you want to detract from the charitable works for which Simon McKeon has been so honoured.
But the former Macquarie banker deserves censure for his pronouncements on climate change on ABC radio yesterday in which he enthusiastically described himself as a "100 percent believer" who wants to push Australia into a carbon trading scheme by stealth.
He deserves censure not least because last year he was appointed chairman of the CSIRO, despite having no background in science.
Asked by Melbourne radio host Jon Faine if he saw his role at the CSIRO as an opportunity to "shape and influence" its work on climate change, the 55-year-old lawyer said: "Oh, absolutely - it doesn't need any encouragement from me."

Why a non-scientist should be considered a suitable chairman of our pre-eminent scientific body is anyone's guess, but it is another indication of the decline of a once great institution.
It is a tragedy that the CSIRO is a shadow of its former self, reduced by to a mouthpiece for climate alarmism.
McKeon, 55, should be careful about sullying his philanthropic name with warmist politics. More importantly, he should refrain from using his new platform to further damage the credibility of the CSIRO. (source)
 The guy is described as a former Macquarie banker! Enough said, we all know a carbon tax is another bankster con job put in place to keep making the banks fantastically rich at our expense.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Arctic Air Blast Brings Temperatures of 50 Below to New England In US.

 Vote For Greens/Labor Carbon Tax To Make This Man Even Richer!

Train equipment froze, cars sputtered, schools canceled classes and cold-weather enthusiasts stayed inside Monday as a bitter blast of below-zero temperatures with potentials for minus 50 wind chills gripped the Northeast US. The gasp-inducing cold tested the mettle even of New Englanders, who pride themselves on winter hardiness.'

More global warming folks?

Read more: Arctic Air Blast Brings Temperatures of 50 Below to New England

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Climate Cover-Up

Al "Shonkey" Gore. reports:

'Democrats in Virginia are trying to stop their attorney general from probing climate fraud carried out by university researchers at taxpayer expense. Are they afraid of finding the inconvenient truth?

It's not the crime, it's the cover-up, as the saying goes. In the case of former University of Virginia climate scientist Michael Mann and his supporters, it may be both.

Not only did Mann participate in perhaps the greatest scam of modern times, but he may have also have fraudulently used taxpayer funds to do so.

At least Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli thinks so, and has been diligently trying to obtain from U.Va. documents and e-mails related to Mann's work there. Mann reportedly received around $500,000 from taxpayer-funded grants from the university for research there from 1999 to 2005.'

Cuccinelli is alleging a possible violation of a 2002 statute, the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act. The AG has said that he wants the documents, including grant applications and e-mails exchanged between Mann and 39 other scientists and university staffers, to help determine whether Mann committed fraud by knowingly manipulating data as he sought the taxpayer-funded grants for his research.
Read more: Yes, Virginia, A Climate Cover-Up

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lynching Good Men Is What They Like To Do!

'In May of 2010, the council said Andrew Wakefield could no longer practice medicine. Wakefield’s public statements caused widespread alarm that a common childhood vaccine could cause autism has been put down even though evidence and common sense are on his side.

This doctor is a medical hero who is being slandered because his voice comes from within the ranks of medicine and this cannot be tolerated. Poison the children, stick them with needles, drug ’em, cut them out of their mothers’ bellies in increasing numbers, and give them, in every case possible, pharmaceuticals instead of safer and more effective natural remedies.'

So threatened the establishment has been by Wakefield’s work that they have to repeatedly attack him and his study in an attempt to beat his work into the ground in an endless, ruthless campaign. The latest headlines: “Study linking vaccine to autism was fraud.” His suggestion that the MMR shot was connected to autism spooked parents worldwide and immunization rates for measles, mumps and rubella have never fully recovered making him a hero in many people’s eyes and totally despised by the popes and priests of vaccination.

Thanks to the good doctor and many other fine physicians of courage, parents are turning their backs on institutionalized pediatric medicine; in 2008, 39 percent of parents refused or delayed vaccinations for their children. This compares to just 22 percent in 2003. In a telephone survey of the parents of 9,000 toddlers, many of the parents were worried about whether the vaccines were safe or effective. Most of them probably have learned the hard way not to believe and trust the government’s medical officials or their local pediatricians.

Read more: Lynching Good Men Is What They Like To Do

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

NASA Climatologist Calls for Chinese Style Dictatorship to Deal With Global Warming

November's election made it quite clear that the people of the United States do not want to radically change their society in the name of global warming.

The nation's most prominent publicly funded climatologist is officially angry about this, blaming democracy and citing the Chinese government as the "best hope" to save the world from global warming. He also wants an economic boycott of the U.S. sufficient to bend us to China's will. 
NASA laboratory head James Hansen's anti-democracy rants were published while he was on a November junket in China, but they didn't get much attention until recently.

According to Mr. Hansen, compared to China, we are "the barbarians" with a "fossil-money- 'democracy' that now rules the roost," making it impossible to legislate effectively on climate change. Unlike us, the Chinese are enlightened, unfettered by pesky elections. Here's what he blogged on Nov. 24:

"I have the impression that Chinese leadership takes a long view, perhaps because of the long history of their culture, in contrast to the West with its short election cycles. At the same time, China has the capacity to implement policy decisions rapidly. The leaders seem to seek the best technical information and do not brand as a hoax that which is inconvenient."

Has this guy ever heard of the Gang of Four? Or the Cultural Revolution, which killed those who were inconvenient? Or the Great Leap Forward, which used the best technical information to determine that a steel mill in every backyard was a good idea?

Read more: NASA Climatologist Calls for Chinese Style Dictatorship to Deal With Global Warming

Monday, January 17, 2011

Swan Raids Your Pensions to Shore Up Bank Profits!

Citizens Electoral Council of Australia Report.

The only difference between Wayne Swan’s scheme to give banks access to Australia’s $1.4 trillion in super funds, and the IMF’s order to the Irish government to grab billions of euros from Ireland’s pension fund to bail out the Inter-Alpha banks, is the Irish people know it is stealing, but Aussies are being conned that it is an “investment”, Citizens Electoral Council leader Craig Isherwood said today.

“Swan is scheming to prop up the property bubble,” accused Mr Isherwood.
“The whole ‘competition’ nonsense is a smokescreen. Mortgages aren’t unaffordable because there is not enough competition; they are unaffordable because house prices are way too high!
“Australia’s housing market is just one big bubble, created by the banks, and by the government through scams such as the First Home Owners Grant, and when it blows—as it surely will—Swan knows it will take the banks with it.”

He pointed out that the reason the banks have borrowed so heavily from overseas, is that the only way to keep the bubble up is to feed it.

The panic expressed by Hockey and now Swan about the trouble the banks will have next year accessing international funds, is because the banks won’t be able to keep feeding the bubble,” he said.
“So Swan’s solution is to feed them the money from the super funds. Yes, the private superannuation industry will be used as a bailout—exactly what Keating and Kelty and the banks designed it for.

“Where would the stock market have been over the past two decades without the trillions of dollars funnelled into it, by law, as compulsory super? And in recent years, a lot of Aussies have discovered what that was worth, when they saw their savings vaporise in market crashes, while all the ‘experts’ urged them to stay in for the ‘long-term’.

Compare Australia’s private super system, with America’s Social Security system, designed by Franklin Roosevelt, in which workers pay into the government’s Social Security fund, for a government-guaranteed return when they retire.”

Mr Isherwood continued, “Our system is a scam. It forces workers to become stock market gamblers, all to generate a pool of funds that banks and their fund managers can use to plug derivatives holes and the like.
“Now they want to plug the hole in the mortgage bubble. It is sacrificing workers to the Money Power.

Swan’s scheme of ‘covered bonds’ to encourage super funds to invest in mortgages could lead to the ridiculous situation where blue-collar workers may effectively foreclose on themselves! The super fund they pay into may hold the over-priced mortgages that they default on, and they lose their house in the present, to protect their investment for the future!

He concluded, “Since the ALP betrayed its roots, and under Hawke and Keating abandoned its fight against the Money Power, and in fact joined the bankers-own Liberal Party in servitude to the City of London banking system, they have sacrificed the nation and its workers to banking pirates.

“The CEC is now the force against the Money Power and for the common good of the people of the nation. Don’t be their victim—join us!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Did Australia's Obsession with Global Warming Contribute to the Brisbane Floods?

'Who, if anyone, is to blame for the terrible flooding in Brisbane? Commentators are pointing their collective finger at the usual suspects.

For the extreme green magazine Grist, the floods expose mankind’s arrogance in believing that he can build settlements anywhere he likes, even on floodplains. Nature is “taking a perverse pleasure in pointing out just where the shiny, might city is weakest”, gloats Grist. Others are blaming Aussie property developers, for thoughtlessly throwing up flood-prone buildings, and yet others think Queensland politicians should have done more to improve flood defences.

But might there be another, so far overlooked, contributing factor to the floods?

Might the politics of environmentalism itself – the contemporary obsession with global warming as the greatest threat to mankind – have exacerbated the impact of the flooding in Brisbane? It seems possible that Aussie politicians’ and officials’ deeply held conviction that the main problem we face today is increased heat, droughts and a lack of rainfall caused them to take their eye off the ball in Brisbane, and to be unprepared for something as relatively normal as very heavy rainfall.'

It is worth looking at a document called ClimateSmart 2050, which was published in 2007 by the Queensland government. It outlines Queensland’s priorities for the next four decades (up to 2050) and promises to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent during that timeframe. The most striking thing about the document is its assumption that the main problem facing this part of Australia, along with most of the rest of the world, is essentially dryness brought about by global warming. It argues that “the world is experiencing accelerating climate change as a result of human activities”, which is giving rise to “worse droughts, hotter temperatures and rising sea levels”. We are witnessing “a tendency for less rainfall with more droughts”, the document confidently asserted.

Not surprisingly, given their belief that the Earth would become increasingly parched, Queensland officials emphasised the potential crisis of future “water availability” and promised to prioritise “water conservation”. This is one reason why the Wivenhoe dam at Brisbane was allowed to fill up over the past couple of years: because climate change-obsessed Queensland bureaucrats were convinced that rainfall would decline and dry seasons would become more intense, and therefore as much water as possible had to be stored up for future crises.

In March last year, as the Wivenhoe dam went from being just 16.7 per cent full to 80 per cent full, still local politicians told their communities to use water sparingly or else “risk a return to a ban on washing cars and other severe restrictions”.

The Queensland government’s belief that water conservation should be a key priority in this speedily warming world of ours appears to have led to the situation where local dams were allowed to get dangerously full. So in recent weeks, the Wivenhoe dam was running at 150 per cent to 180 per cent capacity, which means that the authorities had to start releasing water from the dam at the same time that the rain-caused flash floods were hitting Brisbane’s river system – effectively contributing to the deluge.

It is surely worth asking, at least, whether Queensland officialdom’s embrace of the ideology of climate change, its fervent belief in future manmade drought and thus the need to store as much water as possible, made it unprepared for the current flooding of the Brisbane area.

This is not to say that “greens are to blame for Brisbane”. There’s no point joining the current clamour to find one evil person or one evil that can be held responsible for what is a very complex natural disaster. However, in a world in which the political elites increasingly spend their time fantasising over a future hot apocalypse, where it is fashionable to make Biblical predictions about mankind receiving a sweaty punishment for his wayward behaviour, it is worths raising the possibility at least that our priorities have become seriously skewed.

Perhaps it is time for our leaders to come back down to Earth, and to address problems in the here and now, rather than endlessly moralising about man’s behaviour and its future impact on Mother Earth.

Read more: Did Australia's Obsession with Global Warming Contribute to the Brisbane Floods?

City Puts a Stop to Homeless Outreach!

I guess this fiasco started out with some well meaning person saying:
"There should be a law against it"

Bobby and Amanda Herring spent more than a year providing food to homeless people in downtown Houston every day. They fed them, left behind no trash and doled out warm meals peacefully without a single crime being committed, Bobby Herring said.

That ended two weeks ago when the city shut down their "Feed a Friend" effort for lack of a permit. And city officials say the couple most likely will not be able to obtain one.

"We don't really know what they want, we just think that they don't want us down there feeding people," said Bobby Herring, a Christian rapper who goes by the stage name Tre9.

Anyone serving food for public consumption, whether for the homeless or for sale, must have a permit, said Kathy Barton, a spokeswoman for the Health and Human Services Department. To get that permit, the food must be prepared in a certified kitchen with a certified food manager.

Bobby Herring said those rules would preclude them from continuing to feed the 60 to 120 people they assisted nightly for more than a year. The food had been donated from area businesses and prepared in various kitchens by volunteers or by his wife.

He and his wife became involved in the effort several years ago, when she would take leftover food from work to the homeless downtown. From there, it expanded into a full-time effort for her working through Eyes on Me, the Herrings' nonprofit organization that focuses on Christian-themed youth outreach efforts.
Nearly every day last year, they distributed food prepared or donated by volunteers or local stores at 6 p.m. at the corner of Commerce and San Jacinto, near the Harris County Jail, Bobby Herring said.

On Nov. 8, they were approached by Houston police officers and asked to provide food at another location under an overpass at Commerce and Travis streets adjacent to Buffalo Bayou, he recalled.

They were happy to move to the new location and continued to provide food there until Dec. 30, when a park ranger and two police officers told them they would have to stop until they could obtain a permit.
Because the new area to which they had moved is on city park land, they need permission and permits from both the parks department and health department.

Because city ordinances would prevent them from obtaining the needed permit, Bobby Herring said he is hoping to find a new solution, perhaps working through a church with a permit or finding a downtown location that would allow them to continue to help the homeless.

Amanda Herring said she was frustrated at the city's sudden stance.
"I'm just really sad," she said. "I can't believe for a year we were right out in the open and never had anybody tell us to leave, to stop, to tell us it was wrong. I'm blindsided with it."

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

More Global Warming?

'New York City has declared a weather emergency as weather forecasters warn that a new storm is set to hit the northeast of the United States and cause several flight cancellations.

The US National Weather Service is predicting a wave of steady snow to develop and head up the eastern seaboard, while another one is moving in from the Ohio and Tennessee valleys. The two low pressure systems are set to merge off the mid-Atlantic coast and rapidly intensify late Tuesday.

The blast of snow is expected to make a landfall late Tuesday local time and into the overnight hours with the heaviest snow to fall east of New York City.'

Read more: Snow Emergency Declared in New York

Climate Change - Are You Sitting Down?

All of you out there across the globe who have fought so hard to tackle the hideous enemy of our planet, namely carbon emissions, you know .....that bogus god you worship of "Climate Change" or "Global Warming" ......well, I feel it is necessary to inform you of some bad news. It really does pain me to have to bring you this disappointing information.
Are you sitting down?

Okay, here's the bombshell. The  volcanic eruption which occurred in Iceland earlier this year,  has, since its first spewing of volcanic ash , in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet - all of you.

Of course you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress - it's that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow and to synthesise into oxygen for us humans and all animal life.

I know, I know.... (group hug)'s very disheartening to realise that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of: driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kid's "The Green Revolution" science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationing at home instead of Bali, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your $1 light bulbs with $10 light bulbs ...well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days.

The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth's atmosphere in just four days - yes - FOUR DAYS ONLY by that volcano in Iceland, has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud any one time - EVERY DAY.

Oh, I don't really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in its entire 40 MILLION YEARS on earth. Yes folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over one year - think about it.

Of course I shouldn't spoil this touchy-feely tree-hugging moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well-recognised 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keep happening, despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.

I'm so sorry. And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud but the fact of the matter is that the bush fire season across the western USA and Australia this year alone will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years. And it happens every year.

Just remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping carbon tax on you on the basis of the bogus "human-caused" climate change scenario.

Hey, isn't it interesting how they don't mention "Global Warming" any more, but just "Climate Change" - you know why? It's because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global warming bullshit artists got caught with their pants down.

And just keep in mind that now the same government is in control, you will have an Emissions Trading Scheme - that whopping new tax - imposed on you, that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer. It won't stop any volcanoes from erupting, that's for sure!

Please pass this on so’ everyone can know the truth on the “Global Warming - Climate Change” CON by Governments to introduce a new TAX 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Eco-Nazi Green Movement - Pay Carbon Tax On Children!

'Top United Nations Professor David Shearman isn’t content with forcing the planet to worship a new green God while accepting the abolition of freedom and its replacement with an authoritarian global government run by “elite warriors,” he also wants parents to pay a carbon tax of more than $18,000 dollars for each CO2 exhaling, mother earth killing child they have.

Shearman, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Adelaide and Assessor for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Third and Fourth Assessment Reports, wants to dispense with democracy and replace it with an “authoritarian government” run by elite eco-guardian warriors who will invent a new green religion to coerce the proles into following their every order in the name of saving the planet.'

We are now starting to get a clearer picture of how the “elite warriors” in control of this enviro-dictatorship will dominate every aspect of human society, down to the very act of procreation itself.

In a subsequent article entitled, Please Pay the Climate Change Tax on Your Children, Shearman argues that this new green revolution should be funded by a carbon tax on those who dare to break Communist-style one child policies enforced by his yearned for totalitarian global government. Under the notorious one child policy in China, women who defy its edicts are sent to “re-education camps,” once they have been beaten, forcibly injected and had their baby boiled alive inside their womb, of course.

“Every family choosing to have more than a defined number of children should be charged a carbon tax that would fund the planting of enough trees to offset the carbon cost generated by a new human being,” he writes. “They should pay 5,000 dollars (4,400 US) a head for each extra child and up to 800 dollars every year thereafter.”

“Over 18 years, that works out to a climate change child tax of approximately $18,800 US. Professor Shearwater doesn’t comment on what penalties would be imposed on couples failing to pay the tax. Perhaps confiscation is a possibility. Who knows?” asks Haunting the Library.

The agenda for a global one child policy is being advanced by billionaire elitists who are exploiting the contrived climate change scam to push for total control over mankind.

In an article posted on the Doctors for the Environment Australia website (of which he is President), Shearman laments the fact that “behavior modification” by global warming alarmists is not working because most people have been brought up in “liberal democracies” that allow them some semblance of freedom. He calls for, “Enforced rules whether at the collective level through carbon trade with penalties OR at the individual level.”

“The first step to overcoming this obstacle, Professor Shearman writes, is persuading the governments of the world that curtailing the right to have children is an absolutely essential part of the fight against global warming,” points out Haunting the Library blog.

Shearman quotes a letter that appeared in the Medical Journal of Australia which discusses how children having the temerity to breathe is harming the planet and that “population control” needs to be enforced as part of a “second ecological revolution”.

Read more: Eco-Nazi Movement Orders Americans To Pay Carbon Tax On Children

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The New Green Eco-Fascists Call For Prison Cities

'People who resist the state controlling every aspect of their existence will be forced to live in squalid ghettos while the rest of the population will be tightly controlled in high-tech prison cities – that’s the future envisaged by the Green eco-fascists who are exploiting the contrived global warming fraud to openly flaunt their plan for the total enslavement of mankind.

The threat posed by the kind of scenario being promoted by Forum for the Future, the group responsible for the chilling video below, cannot be emphasized enough. The dictatorial hellhole of 2040, where cars will be banned, meat rationed, farming completely abolished and overtaken by the state, behavior catalogued on “calorie cards,” and careers ordained by the government, is the ultimate goal of the control freaks who have seized the reigns of the environmental movement.'

The incarceration of resistors to green fascism inside squalid ghettos and their subsequent separation from family members is a frightening throwback to the Nazi-run Warsaw Ghetto and other concentration camps and prisons within cities that housed Jews and political dissidents during World War Two.

Read more: Eco-Fascists Call For Prison Cities

The Windfarm Scam

'Britain’s wind farms almost ground to a halt during the coldest spells in December, it has emerged.

As temperatures plunged below zero and demand for electricity soared, figures reveal that most of the country’s 3,000 wind turbines were virtually still, energy experts say.

During some of the chilliest weather, they were working at less than one-hundredth of capacity, producing electricity for fewer than 30,000 homes.

The National Grid was forced to compensate for the still, cold conditions by cranking up conventional coal and gas-fired power stations.

December was the coldest month in more than a century – and yesterday, as some in northern England, the Midlands and Wales were hit with more snow, residents will have been switching on the heating again. But critics have warned that the UK is becoming too dependent on wind for power.

There are 3,153 working turbines in 283 wind farms across the UK, capable of generating more than 5.2 gigawatts of electricity – enough to power almost three million homes, the wind industry says.

Over the next decade, another 10,000 turbines will go up to meet Europe’s climate change targets. By 2020, the Government says 30 per cent of all Britain’s electricity will be generated by wind. But at best, turbines work at just 30 to 40 per cent of their capacity. And in cold winter snaps, often caused by vast, slow-moving high-pressure systems over Northern Europe, winds drop to almost nothing.

Read more:

New Research Shows Little CO2 & Warming Correlation

'A new peer-reviewed study finds little, if any, causal relationship between increased fossil fuel CO2 emissions and global warming.

This lack of empirical evidence is of no real surprise to skeptics, and probably is the best explanation as to why climate agencies across the world have been forced to fabricate fake global warming.

This study also indicates why the IPCC's global climate models consistently fail: the models assume human CO2 causes global warming, which this study finds to be false.'

Read more: New Year Brings Devestating News To AGW Alarmists: New Research Shows Little CO2 & Warming Correlation

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Self Funded Retirees - The Way of The Future - Europe Starts Confiscating Private Pension Funds

Will your super end up in Government coffers when your country is totally broke?

If the Gillard - Greens Government keeps borrowing millions of dollars per day then our politicians are almost certain to follow Hungary's lead and confiscate private pension funds.

Why haven't we seen this in the mainstream media?

Because you are not ment to know this information. If it's not on Two and a Half Men then probably 90% of the Australian population wouldn't be interested! 

Just keep the bread and circuses coming!

Read the full story here from The Washington Examiner:

The U.S. isn't the only place that's facing a major pension fund crisis. The Christian Science Monitor has this alarming report:
People’s retirement savings are a convenient source of revenue for governments that don’t want to reduce spending or make privatizations. As most pension schemes in Europe are organised by the state, European ministers of finance have a facilitated access to the savings accumulated there, and it is only logical that they try to get a hold of this money for their own ends. In recent weeks I have noted five such attempts: Three situations concern private personal savings; two others refer to national funds.

The most striking example is Hungary, where last month the government made the citizens an offer they could not refuse. They could either remit their individual retirement savings to the state, or lose the right to the basic state pension (but still have an obligation to pay contributions for it). In this extortionate way, the government wants to gain control over $14bn of individual retirement savings.
The article goes on to detail other pension grabs in Bulgaria, Poland, France and Ireland. Obviously, this is a cautionary tale for America.  If fiscal austerity becomes a real issue in the U.S. the way that it's been reaching critical mass in Europe -- don't think that U.S. lawmakers regard your either your personal wealth or money they might owe you as sacrosanct. Government has a habit of looking out for itself.

Read more at the Washington Examiner:
You better believe that this can happen in Australia!

The ‘Scientific Consensus’ About Global Warming Turns Out to Have a Lot More to do With Manipulating the Numbers

How do we know there’s a scientific consensus on climate change? 

Pundits and the press tell us so. And how do the pundits and the press know? Until recently, they typically pointed to the number 2,500 — that’s the number of scientists associated with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Those 2,500, the pundits and the press believed, had endorsed the IPCC position.

To their embarrassment, most of the pundits and press discovered they were mistaken — those 2,500 scientists hadn’t endorsed the IPCC’s conclusions, they had merely reviewed some part or other of the IPCC’s mammoth studies

To add to their embarrassment, many of those reviewers from within the IPCC establishment actually disagreed with the IPCC’s conclusions, sometimes vehemently.

The upshot? The punditry looked for and found an alternative number to tout: “97% of the world’s climate scientists” accept the consensus, articles in the Washington Post, the U.K.’s Guardian, CNN and other news outlets now claim, along with some two million postings in the blogosphere.

This number will prove a new embarrassment to the pundits and press who use it. The number stems from a 2008 master’s thesis by student Maggie Kendall Zimmerman at the University of Illinois, under the guidance of Peter Doran, an associate professor of Earth and environmental sciences. The two researchers obtained their results by conducting a survey of 10,257 Earth scientists. The survey results must have deeply disappointed the researchers — in the end, they chose to highlight the views of a subgroup of just 77 scientists, 75 of whom thought humans contributed to climate change.  The ratio 75/77 produces the 97% figure that pundits now tout.

The two researchers started by altogether excluding from their survey the thousands of scientists most likely to think that the Sun, or planetary movements, might have something to do with climate on Earth — out were the solar scientists, space scientists, cosmologists, physicists, astronomers and meteorologists. That left the 10,257 scientists in such disciplines as geology, geography, oceanography, engineering, paleontology and geochemistry who were somehow deemed more worthy of being included in the consensus. The two researchers also decided scientific accomplishment should not be a factor in who could answer — those surveyed were determined by their place of employment (an academic or a governmental institution). Neither was academic qualification a factor — about 1,000 of those surveyed did not have a PhD, some didn’t even have a master’s diploma.

To encourage a high participation among these remaining disciplines, the two researchers decided on a quickie survey that would take less than two minutes to complete, and would be done online, saving the respondents the hassle of mailing a reply. Nevertheless, most didn’t consider the quickie survey worthy of response — just 3,146, or 30.7%, answered the two key questions on the survey:

1 When compared with pre-1800s levels, do you think that mean global temperatures have generally risen, fallen, or remained relatively constant?

2 Do you think human activity is a significant contributing factor in changing mean global temperatures?

The questions posed to the Earth scientists were actually non-questions. From my discussions with literally hundreds of skeptical scientists over the past few years, I know of none who claims the planet hasn’t warmed since the 1700s, and almost none who think humans haven’t contributed in some way to the recent warming — quite apart from carbon dioxide emissions, few would doubt that the creation of cities and the clearing of forests for agricultural lands have affected the climate. When pressed for a figure, global warming skeptics might say humans are responsible for 10% or 15% of the warming; some skeptics place the upper bound of man’s contribution at 35%. The skeptics only deny that humans played a dominant role in Earth’s warming.
Surprisingly, just 90% of the Earth scientists who responded to the first question believed that temperatures had risen — I would have expected a figure closer to 100%, since Earth was in the Little Ice Age in the centuries immediately preceding 1800. But perhaps some of the responders interpreted the question to include the past 1,000 years, when Earth was in the Medieval Warm Period, generally thought to be warmer than today.

As for the second question, 82% of the Earth scientists replied that human activity had significantly contributed to the warming. Here the vagueness of the question comes into play. Since skeptics believe human activity has been a contributing factor, their answer would have turned on whether they consider a increase of 10% or 15% or 35% to be a significant contributing factor. Some would, some wouldn’t.

In any case, the two researchers must have feared that an 82% figure would fall short of a convincing consensus — almost one in five wasn’t blaming humans for global warming — so they looked for a subset that would yield a higher percentage. They found it — almost — by excluding all the Earth scientists whose recently published peer-reviewed research wasn’t mostly in the field of climate change. This subset reduced the number of remaining scientists from over 3,000 to under 300. But the percentage that now resulted still fell short of the researchers’ ideal, because the subset included such disciplines as meteorology, which Doran considers ill-informed on the subject. “Most members of the public think meteorologists know climate, but most of them actually study very short-term phenomenon,” he explained, in justifying why he decided to exclude them, among others. The researchers thus decided to tout responses by those Earth scientists who not only published mainly on climate but also identified themselves as climate scientists.

“They’re the ones who study and publish on climate science,” Doran explained. “So I guess the take-home message is, the more you know about the field of climate science, the more you’re likely to believe in global warming and humankind’s contribution to it.”

Once all these cuts were made, 75 out of 77 scientists of unknown qualifications were left endorsing the global warming orthodoxy. The two researchers, the master’s student and her prof, were then satisfied with the findings of her master’s thesis. Are you?
Financial Post
Lawrence Solomon is executive director of Energy Probe and author of The Deniers.

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Why Washington Hates Hugo Chavez

'In late November, Venezuela was hammered by torrential rains and flooding that left 35 people dead and roughly 130,000 homeless.

If George Bush had been president, instead of Hugo Chavez, the displaced people would have been shunted off at gunpoint to makeshift prison camps--like the Superdome--as they were following Hurricane Katrina. But that's not the way Chavez works.

The Venezuelan president quickly passed "enabling" laws which gave him special powers to provide emergency aid and housing to flood victims. Chavez then cleared out the presidential palace and turned it into living quarters for 60 people, which is the equivalent of turning the White House into a homeless shelter. The disaster victims are now being fed and taken care of by the state until they can get back on their feet and return to work.

The details of Chavez's efforts have been largely omitted in the US and Australian media where he is regularly demonized as a "leftist strongman" or a dictator. The media refuses to acknowledge that Chavez has narrowed the income gap, eliminated illiteracy, provided health care for all Venezuelans, reduced inequality, and raised living standards across he board.

While Bush and Obama were expanding their foreign wars and pushing through tax cuts for the rich, Chavez was busy improving the lives of the poor and needy while fending off the latest wave of US aggression.'

Obama's IQ Faces Huge Challenge!

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Area Of Thick Arctic Ice Has Doubled In The Last Two Years

Our politicians continue to lie big time to us about global warming. The absoloute crap that spews forth from the Greens Bob Brown about global warming is sickening!

 'US Navy PIPS data shows that the area of ice greater than 2.5 metres thick, seen above, – has doubled since the same date in 2008'

Yet with the above information and the warnings of a coming Ice Age we still have the brainless puppets from Labor and the Greens insisting that we must pay a carbon tax "to halt global warming"!

I think you would have to agree that Gillard and Brown have a hidden agenda for Australians and they do not want us to know what it is. 

If the agenda is to rebuild Australia as a state where corporations run the government, then why not say so and suffer the catastrophic political annihilation that would follow.

The controllers of these two stooges know that Australians would never voluntarily give up our wonderful way of life to live(?) under a system similar to that of the old Soviet Union so their foul deeds must be done in secret and we are being kept in the dark.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Experts: Food and Fuel Shortages Imminent as New Ice Age Dawns

'With an Ice Age comes abrupt change, and with change comes death—sometimes death on a massive scale.

More of the world's top scientists in the disciplines of geology, ecology, meteorology, astrophysics, and heliology [Down loadable list] are predicting that the two major cooling cycles are converging—the short term and long term Ice Ages—and Earth has just entered the beginnings of the dangerous cooling.'

However the socialist Greens and the Gillard Government still insist that global warming is happening and a carbon tax must be put in place.

The needle is off the scale on the bullshit meter in Australian politics!

Perhaps global warming is the cause of the coming ice age?

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Denmark Robbed Blind by a Carbon Trading Scandal !

'The Danish tax authority has been robbed blind by a carbon trading scandal that has rocked the market for carbon off sets: while the story saw some press a year ago, significantly higher losses have since been reported and the MSM has ignored the story.

The Danish Auditor General is on the case now as the scope of the crime has become obvious, and grown exponentially since it was first reported.  Originally discussed as a quasi-small-time dollar scam, the reality a year later is a lot larger: Europol is estimating a value on the case of 38 Billion Kroners and the values seem to keep going up.

Connie Hedegaard, then the Climate & Energy Minister for Denmark  is now the EU Climate Commissioner.  While she was with the Danish government, she helped set up and manage a system where there were no background checks on the listings of permitted traders.  This removal of identification was done even though the EU requires at least passport.  This helped a group of fake, rogue traders set up a program that looted the Danish economy of up to 2% of its gross GDP in lost VAT taxes.'

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