Wiki-leaks Aftermath – Theatre Of The Absurd!

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Any one else notice that the same conservative talking heads who are calling for Wiki-leaks guy to be shot / hung for treason, are never-the-less having no problem disseminating that same treasonous information…. As long as it hurts their political opponents!

God Bless Shep Smith!!!

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Once again, he get’s it.

Shows once again, he is one, some might say the only voice of sanity on FOX. And Napolitano asks THE question: “What kind of government are WE protecting?”.

Hey Sully….  Sheppard Smith for President?

PS. I love the way Shep gets a kick out of saying the name “Brad-ass” over and over again!

PPS. Welcome Sullyites! (Uhm, is this an Andrew-Lanche?)

Why Climate Scientists Should NEVER Be Trusted With The Fate Of The World.

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This quote:

Professor Kevin Anderson, Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, said the only way to reduce global emissions enough, while allowing the poor nations to continue to grow, is to halt economic growth in the rich world over the next twenty years. (1)

This would mean a drastic change in lifestyles for many people in countries like Britain as everyone will have to buy less ‘carbon intensive’ goods and services such as long haul flights and fuel hungry cars.

Prof Anderson admitted it “would not be easy” to persuade people to reduce their consumption of goods

He said politicians should consider a rationing system similar to the one introduced during the last “time of crisis” in the 1930s and 40s.

This could mean a limit on electricity so people are forced to turn the heating down, turn off the lights and replace old electrical goods like huge fridges with more efficient models. Food that has travelled from abroad may be limited and goods that require a lot of energy to manufacture.

“The Second World War and the concept of rationing is something we need to seriously consider if we are to address the scale of the problem we face,” he said.

Prof Anderson insisted that halting growth in the rich world does not necessarily mean a recession or a worse lifestyle, it just means making adjustments in everyday life such as using public transport and wearing a sweater rather than turning on the heating.

“I am not saying we have to go back to living in caves,” he said. “Our emissions were a lot less ten years ago and we got by ok then.”

Gosh… Where to start.

“…halt economic growth in the rich world over the next twenty years.”

Economic growth has slowed over the last three years during this world wide near depression. Has it reduced carbon emissions worldwide? Answer is here.

…[it] “would not be easy” to persuade people to reduce their consumption of goods…

Including climate scientists, even after the shame of last years Dopenhagen failure, still insist on traveling to exotic locals all over the world in carbon emitting jets and riding in carbon emitting limousines in order to dictate to the world how the rest of us must never dream of ever doing these things…. Not Ever.

“Time of crisis”

???? That would be either the great depression, where 25 percent of the workforce was unemployed, or World War II, where young men were dying on the battlefield. Sounds swell. Also remember that the constant manufacturing and use of war machines sent both carbon emissions and pollution in general skyrocketing.

“Food that has traveled from abroad may be limited and goods that require a lot of energy to manufacture.”

In order to grow a third world economy into a second, and eventually a first world country, those third world countries have to build things and grow things, and also be able to sell them abroad. That’s how every first world nation has become a first world nation. Every. Single. One. Not only will that mean the current third world countries would have to greatly increase their own energy generation in order to do these things, which means more burning of fossil fuels, but, if this brilliant man of knowledge has his way, these countries will have no market to sell to if we in the first world are all on rations and limit imported food…. DUH!

Oh… And they’ll need money. Lots of it. I suppose the central banks are to just crank up the printing press and print gobs more of the stuff, because, you know, that doesn’t effect the economic conditions at all (one example, see Germany 1923).

“….it just means making adjustments in everyday life such as using public transport and wearing a sweater rather than turning on the heating.”

Because that worked soooooo well for Europe under Kyoto. (hint, much of Europe, for a time, was able to make it look like they had reduced some of their CO2 emissions by outsourcing their energy generation needs to countries that had carbon credits… basically, they pulled an Enron with CO2)

“I am not saying we have to go back to living in caves,” he said. “Our emissions were a lot less ten years ago and we got by ok then.”

I absolutely can’t believe this educated person would say that. Really? REALLY???  Anyone else remember climate change and our CO2 emissions not being so bad ten years ago???? Did I miss that one???

Then why didn’t Kyoto freeze CO2 emissions at 2000 levels instead of 1990? I have to ask…. Why is it always “Ten Years“???? It doesn’t matter the years that it’s uttered, dire consequences are always Ten Years Away! Why not twelve, or thirteen, or two?

PS. If I recall, the 18 month target seemed to work pretty well for Prince Charles.  Maybe THAT should be our target.

Also see the follow-up post here.

“… And don’t call me Shirley!”

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Leslie Nielson has passed away.

Again  🙁

New Definition Of The Phrase: “Walking Through A Mine Field”.

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– Having to pick up the accumulation of dog poop in the back yard… amidst the fallen leaves of autumn… after being gone for six days.  🙁

I managed to get through without getting blown to pieces, but I will tell you, I did have some scary moments!!!

Drudge Versus Rush (and Beck, and Hannity, and ___________)

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As posted on Drudge, Gramma Obama desperately wants him to convert to Islam, which of course means that… Uhm… He’s not a Muslim!  Actually, the biggest losers here are the carzies at World Net Daily, who constantly claim Obama is a Muslim.  WND does link to the story, but what does that say about the veracity of all the other articles they’ve published “proving” he’s a Muslim????

UPDATE:   Of course. I should have known. WND doesn’t come right out and say “Yes, He’s a Muslim”… They just insinuate like crazy.   All is Right with the world.

My bad.

Happy Turkey Day Everyone!

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Misleading Headline Of The Week

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“U.S. conservatives at odds with Vatican over condoms

Several say they will only accept a more formal papal pronouncement”

If you didn’t read the article, you would immediately think the “Conservatives” are referring to US politicians.

That said, this is my favorite line from the story:

“We’re in for a long period of confusion,” said Russell Shaw, a writer for the Catholic publication Our Sunday Visitor and former spokesman for the U.S. bishops’ conference. “The bishops — and clergy especially — will have to go home now to their own dioceses and whether they like it or not start speaking very clearly about what just happened.”

Question Of The Day

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How is it that Conservatives can be so incensed and feel so violated over the TSA body scanners and pat-downs, yet be so completely caviler  over torture.  They are just trying to stop terrorist attacks after all….

Hey, I have an idea: Why don’t we just waterboard random airline passengers to find out if they’re terrorists!!!!

Welcome To The Eco-Fascist State Of California

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If anyone doubts that liberal politicians are actively usurping the rights of citizen through the guise environmental concerns…  Well, chew on this!

CARB is actively considering:

…a proposed regulation which would prohibit dishonest statements or submittals offered to the Board or to its staff.

Guess who gets to determine the “dishonesty” of a “statement or submittal” to CARB?

Of course, it’s OK if CARB makes a 340% error of their own while using false data to impose their will on the people of California. And of course it’s OK to publicly flaunt the ugly hubris of the CARB boss Mary Nichols rubbing her glee in the face of the citizens of California that voted for Prop 23. And of course it’s OK to simply demote a CARB “scientist” who lied about his PhD degree obtained from a UPS store rather than fire his fraudulent bureaucratic butt and then stage a cover up about it.  But, when a citizen submits some data or opinion to CARB that they may later find questionable? Well,that’s a whole different matter.

What a bunch of self serving, holier than thou, public sector putzes!

Evidently CARB is contemplating a regulation that would enable penalties for what would be judged “dishonest statements or submittals” provided to it or “staff.”  I think one can safely assume that it is aimed at curtailing challenges to CARB’s agenda that are based on alternative scientific information and interpretations.

You simply have to read it to believe it. If I didn’t have to stay in this state, I would have gone back to Dallas years ago.