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The Great Global Warming Swindle

(13Mar 07) This is the Channel 4 documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle It's yet another (75 minute) expose as to how the world is being done over by a “great global warming snow job”. It amazes me how on the one hand we have never been so educated and on the other so easily duped and stupid. It seems to me that many people have totally suspended their faculties of reason, logic and powers of deduction.

It's also worth checking out the transcript of another Channel 4 Documentary from 1990 , (that's 17 years ago) The Greenhouse Conspiracy

How to sell Anti-Semites…The legitimisation of Dubai

(25Mar 07)“…The past few years have seen a concerted international PR campaign to promote Dubai as a tolerant new Mecca of Middle East moderation and amazing economic growth….. But don't be fooled. Dubai , which is one of the seven princedoms of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is anything but tolerant and progressive. To put it bluntly: They don't like Jews. In fact, Dubai , like the rest of the UAE, is blatantly anti-Semitic. It bars all Israeli citizens from ever setting foot in the country. People from other nations whose passport have stamps indicating they've even visited Israel must notify Dubai immigration authorities of the stamp before entering….Dubai's PR machine went into high gear after 9/11 - in part to distract attention from the extensive use the terrorists made of the emirate. More than half of the hijackers travelled to the United States via Dubai . The 9/11 Commission noted that $234,500 of the $300,000 wired to the hijackers and plot leaders in America came via Dubai banks…” How to sell Anti-Semites…The legitimisation of Dubai , The New York Post  “….Several months after 9/11, Dubai 's newest best friend began his public association with the country. In January 2002, Bill Clinton gave his first Dubai speech (for $300,000). He' been legitimizing the country ever since….. Clinton was the rainmaker who introduced the emir to his friend and employer, Ron Berkle, the owner of Yucaipa companies and a major fund-raiser for Bill and Hillary……Last year, Yucaipa and the emir formed a new company, DIGL, for their joint ventures. So Bill Clinton is now an adviser and member of the board of directors of a company that is in partnership with the anti-Israeli government of Dubai …. Last month, the University of Connecticut correctly abandoned plans to open up a campus in Dubai after serious complaints about Dubai 's state-imposed discrimination of people based on their national origin and religion and its documented violations of human rights. (For example, Human Rights Watch has said Dubai abuses tens of thousands of migrant workers from India and Pakistan…..The Clinton Foundation certainly wouldn't sponsor a program in America that banned Israeli students. It shouldn't sponsor one in Dubai, either…”

Al Gore's Congressional Lovefest

(25Mar 07) Al Gore unabashedly announced in Congress this week that he's coming for our wallets……For attentive listeners, Gore also contradicted his own prior statements and debunked his alarmism…...With respect to his credibility, Gore denied to the House committee that he ever said global warming would cause “more” hurricanes. But all you need to do is look at the front matter of his own book, “An Inconvenient Truth,” where he writes, “The voluminous evidence now strongly suggests that unless we act boldly and quickly to deal with the underlying causes of global warming, our world will undergo a string of terrible catastrophes, including more and stronger storms like Hurricane Katrina , in both the Atlantic and the Pacific.”……. On the Senate side, Inhofe confronted Gore with the hypocrisy of his preaching to the rest of us about the need to use less energy — by taking colder showers, hanging laundry outside to dry and keeping our homes colder in the winter and warmer in the summer, among other things — while his own personal electric bill for his Nashville mansion is 20 times the national average. Gore responded that he purchases so-called “green energy” — electricity produced by wind turbines, solar panels or methane gas — for his mansion……” Al Gore's Congressional Lovefest  “….What he failed to mention, however, is that he just began buying green energy in 2007, even though for years he's been telling anyone who will listen that they need to green up their energy use…….Sen. Craig Thomas asked Gore the pivotal question of whether atmospheric carbon dioxide increases have historically preceded or followed increases in global temperature…..If temperature increases come before carbon dioxide increases, the notion that manmade greenhouse gas emissions are changing global temperatures would have the cause-and-effect relationship exactly backward….. Gore responded by describing how, depending on the Earth's tilt and wobble as it revolves around the sun, sometimes carbon dioxide increases precede temperature increases and other times temperature increases precede carbon dioxide increases……That led attentive listeners to wonder, well, why worry about manmade global warming if it's the Earth's tilt and wobble that define the carbon dioxide-temperature relationship?

Progressive??

(22Mar 07) “…It is time to drop from our political vocabulary the once useful word "progressive." When not deceptive, it is meaningless. It is a word that pretends to be descriptive and informative when it is more often an impediment to thought. When used as self-description, it is inevitably self-congratulation….There was a time in our history when the positive connotations of this word as description of certain political policies were reasonably merited….There was legislation to make a more safe, competitive, and fair economic environment, not only among businesses but also between employer and employee. There is no question that the huge strides made in cleaning up the environment were progress. Those advocating these economic and environmental improvements could reasonably call this a progressive agenda….” Progressive?? By Henry Wickham Jr “…However, those who call themselves progressive today advocate little that has the merit of these historical incidents of real progress….it is time for truth in labeling. It is difficult for any marketplace to function when things are called the opposite of what they actually are….Let us resolve that from this day forward not to tolerate the calling of any of these bad ideas progressive, and let us resolve to call none who advocate them progressive. If we must call them anything, let us refer to these advocates as Statists, Socialists, Leftists, Euro-wannabes, or Euro-decadents. Anything but progressive. There is no progress to associate with these advocates and their agenda. They don't deserve the positive connotations of the word….”

Gore's Global Warming Religion

(22Mar 07) “….No matter how much liberals try to dress up their nutty superstitions about global warming as "science," which only six-fingered lunatics could doubt, scratch a global warming "scientist" and you get a religious fanatic…..These days, new religions are barely up and running before they seize upon the worst aspects of the God-based religions….It took the Catholic Church hundreds of years to develop corrupt practices such as papal indulgences. The global warming religion has barely been around for 20 years, and yet its devotees are allowed to pollute by the simple expedient of paying for papal indulgences called "carbon offsets."… few years ago, Danish statistician Bjorn Lomborg wrote a book titled "The Skeptical Environmentalist," disputing the hysteria surrounding global warming and other environmentalist scares….” Gore's Global Warming Religion by Ann Coulter “…Lomborg is a Greenpeace anti-war protester… for questioning the "science" behind global warming, Lomborg was brought up on charges of "scientific misconduct" by Denmark's Inquisition Court, called the "Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation."…. Global warming is supposed to be "science." It's hard to imagine Niels Bohr responding to Albert Einstein's letter questioning quantum mechanics with a statement like: "If you continue to speak out, you won't live to see further quantum mechanics."… ….Though he helped develop the theory of quantum mechanics, Einstein immediately set to work attacking it. MIT cosmologist Max Tegmark called the constant testing and arguing about quantum mechanics "a 75-year war."….That's how a real scientific theory operates. That's even how a real religion operates. Only a false religion needs hate mail, threats, courts of inquisition and Hollywood movies to sustain it…”

Czech prez: Environmentalism is new communism

(21Mar 07) “…As the House Energy and Commerce Committee prepares to question former Vice President Al Gore tomorrow morning about global warming, Czech President Vaclav Klaus is warning congressmen that environmental extremism is the modern equivalent of communism…..Responding yesterday to U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, and former House Speaker Denny Hastert, R-Ill., the Czech leader said: "It becomes evident that while discussing climate we are not witnessing a clash of views about the environment, but a clash of views about human freedom.…As someone who lived under communism for most of my life I feel obliged to say that the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity at the beginning of the 21st century is not communism or its various softer variants," said Klaus, responding to questions posed by the two lawmakers. "Communism was replaced by the threat of ambitious environmentalism…the so-called climate change and especially man-made climate change has become one of the most dangerous arguments aimed at distorting human efforts and public policies in the whole world….” Czech prez: Environmentalism is new communism 'Biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity' fromWorldNetDaily.com “I warn against adopting regulations based on the so-called precautionary principle which the environmentalists use to justify their recommendations, the clear benefit of which they are not able to prove." Klaus added, "Responsible politics should take into account the opportunity costs of such proposals and be aware of the fact that the wasteful environmentalist policies are adopted to the detriment of other policies, thus neglecting many other important needs of millions of people all over the world….Inhofe said. "President Klaus's reported comments questioning the fears of catastrophic man-made global warming are in line with a growing chorus of scientists, peer-reviewed literature and government leaders who are finally realizing the true motivations behind climate scares. The scientific and political momentum is clearly shifting away from climate alarmists to climate realists…”

Investigating Al Gore
The vice president, Armand Hammer and zinc.

(21Mar 07) Micah Morrison, senior editorial page writer for The Wall Street Journal, has taken two close looks at Vice President Al Gore's financial background, in particular his family's connections to Armand Hammer, the business executive famous for his friendship with the Soviet Union and for pleading guilty to making illegal campaign contributions in the Watergate affair. In June, Mr. Morrison detailed Mr. Gore's zinc-mining concession. The Gore family obtained the property in question from Mr. Hammer. Last September, in the Gore half of a two-part series on the financial background of Mr. Gore and George W. Bush, he detailed Mr. Hammer's connections, starting when Al Gore was a child and his father a Senator.

“…On his most recent tax return, as he has the past 25 years, Vice President Al Gore lists a $20,000 mining royalty for the extraction of zinc from beneath his farm here in the bucolic hills of the Cumberland River Valley. In total, Mr. Gore has earned $500,000 from zinc royalties. His late father, the senator, introduced him not only to the double-bladed ax but also to Armand Hammer, chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corp., which sold the zinc-rich land to the Gore family in 1973….Mining is intrinsically a messy business, and Pasminco Zinc generally has a good environmental record. This was not the first time Mr. Gore's mining benefactor had run afoul of environmental regulations. In 1996, the mine twice failed biomonitoring tests designed to protect water quality in the Caney Fork for fish and wildlife. Mine discharge "failed two acute tests for toxicity to Ceriodaphnia dubia," a species of water flea, according to a mine permit analysis by Tennessee environmental authorities…. Mr. Gore becomes testy when questioned about the zinc mine. Tom Gniewek, a retired chemical engineer from Camden , Tenn. , has studied the zinc mine for years and tried to question Mr. Gore about it at town-hall meetings. "He gets real angry,"….Instead of answering the question, he attacked my motives and accused people like me of vandalizing the earth."…. Al Gore, Environmentalist and Zinc Miner Originally published in The Wall Street Journal, June 29, 2000.Mr. Gore's original purchase of the zinc-rich land is of some interest as well, shedding light on his long relationship with Mr. Hammer, the former Occidental Petroleum chief. A controversial influence peddler who trafficked in politicians of all stripes and parties, Mr. Hammer pleaded guilty in 1975 to providing hush money in the Watergate scandal…. Mr. Hammer was famous for his dealings with the Soviet Union, and received a humanitarian award in Moscow in 1987 from International Physicians Against Nuclear War. Mr. Gore, who had been elected to the Senate in 1984, delivered a speech to the same convention, saying conventional arms should be cut along with nuclear weapons. As vice president, Mr. Gore became the Clinton administration point man on relations with Russia . Mr. Gore would be well served to get the facts out about his relationship with Mr. Hammer…”

Native Revolt: A European Declaration of Independence

(18Mar 07) “….After the death last Sunday of Rinie Mulder, a 54-year old indigenous Dutchman who was shot by a police officer, non-immigrant citizens went on a rampage in Utrecht. Apparently Mulder intervened when Muslim youths harassed a pregnant native Dutch woman. Locals claim the police has failed to protect them for years. They say the authorities are afraid of the immigrants and tolerate their criminal behavior….This issue is not just about Utrecht or Holland. Similar resentment against Muslim immigrants, but at least as much against their own authorities, is quietly brewing among the natives all over Western Europe…. Although the EU warns against "Islamophobia," those who live in the real world know that there has been an explosion of violent infidelophobia in Western Europe staged by Muslim immigrants. This wave of violence especially targets Jews, but the attacks against Christians that are going on in the Middle East are increasingly spreading to Europe as well….” Native Revolt: A European Declaration of Independence by Fjordman “….In more and more cities across the continent, non-Muslims are being harassed, robbed, mugged, raped, stabbed and even killed by Muslims. Native Europeans are slowly becoming second-rate citizens in their own countries… The wave of robberies the increasingly Muslim-dominated city of Malmö is witnessing is part of a "war against Swedes," this according to statements from the immigrant youths themselves. "When we are in the city and robbing, we are waging a war, waging a war against the Swedes." This argument was repeated several times. "Power for me means that Swedes shall look at me, lie down on the ground and kiss my feet."…. In the 1990s, Swedish authorities decided that native Swedes and their culture had no more claim to the country than Kurds. At the same time, the country became a member of the EU. Mass immigration to Sweden started years before EU membership and wasn't caused by this, but the EU certainly didn't help. Now suddenly, as with other EU members, Swedes have most of their laws passed by unelected EU bureaucrats rather than their own elected national representatives…”

Muslim Violence — Crime or Jihad?

(18Mar 07) “…The fact that European leaders and media voice such concern for “Islamophobia” yet do very little to stop attacks against Christian Europeans demonstrates the creeping dhimmitude in Europe which has been accurately predicted by Bat Ye’or. Native Europeans are slowly becoming second-rate citizens in their own countries….It is hardly accidental that while Muslims make up about ten percent of the population in France, they make up an estimated seventy percent of French prison inmates. Muslims are over-represented in jails in countries all over the world…” The Fjordman Report, Muslim Violence — Crime or Jihad? “…Andrew Bostom has demonstrated in his book The Legacy of Jihad that the basic patterns have remained remarkably similar throughout the centuries, regardless of whether the non-Muslims in question were Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs or Buddhists. Jihad and dhimmitude frequently have less to do with huge terror attacks or spectacular invasions than with accumulated daily humiliations and insults. A small group of Muslims move into an area, then gradually expand their numbers and with continuous verbal and physical harassment of non-Muslims and sexual harassment of their women force them to leave their homes or convert to Islam…”

Voting above the line for the legislative Council

(17Mar 07) As listeners would have heard on Friday morning it is possible to allocate your preferences above the line, when voting for the Legislative Council. This is not to be confused with creating your own preference flow by numbering candidates 1 to 15 below the line. If you want confirmation as to the new system, go to the Electoral Commission Handbook, page number 28 under the heading Voting ‘above the line'

It was explained by Professor  David Flint as follows:

     “… The Parliament has changed the law in relation to Legislative Council elections.  Preferences are now determined by the voters, not the parties. This change should have been widely publicised. This change has been effected by extending optional preferential voting to voting above the line.  This means the benefit of surplus votes, that is votes above the quota but insufficient to fill a second or further quota, are allocated, in a complicated way, to the voter's expressed preference.  So if the quota is , say, 300,000, and Fred Nile gets 500,000 votes, the benefit of the surplus of 200,000 goes according to the voters' wishes – if they have expressed them.  The same with the Liberals – every party will have surplus votes. 

It is important that voters give a second preference.  If they don't, they will not only reduce the value of the surplus votes of their preferred party, they will skew the result towards their opponents if they are more successful in persuading their voters to record a second preference.

Be educated about Ice

(3Mar 07) Read,  understand,  take note,  and then let the children,  be they your children, grandchildren,  family,  friends' or neighbours' children,  read it to the very END and be educated about Ice.

You will need a powerpoint viewer to watch this. You can download this free from Microsoft if you don't have Powerpoint on your computer.

From a Rapt Audience, a Call to Cool the Hype

(13Mar 07) “… Hollywood has a thing for Al Gore and his three-alarm film on global warming , “An Inconvenient Truth,” which won an Academy Award for best documentary. So do many environmentalists, who praise him as a visionary, and many scientists, who laud him for raising public awareness of climate change….But part of his scientific audience is uneasy. In talks, articles and blog entries that have appeared since his film and accompanying book came out last year, these scientists argue that some of Mr. Gore's central points are exaggerated and erroneous. They are alarmed, some say, at what they call his alarmism… Criticisms of Mr. Gore have come not only from conservative groups and prominent skeptics of catastrophic warming, but also from rank-and-file scientists … Some backers concede minor inaccuracies but see them as reasonable for a politician. James E. Hansen, an environmental scientist, director of NASA 's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and a top adviser to Mr. Gore, said, “Al does an exceptionally good job of seeing the forest for the trees,” adding that Mr. Gore often did so “better than scientists.”…. From a Rapt Audience, a Call to Cool the Hype , New York Times   “…Still, Dr. Hansen said, the former vice president's work may hold “imperfections” and “technical flaws.” He pointed to hurricanes, an icon for Mr. Gore, who highlights the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and cites research suggesting that global warming will cause both storm frequency and deadliness to rise. Yet this past Atlantic season produced fewer hurricanes than forecasters predicted (five versus nine), and none that hit the United States …. Biologists, too, have gotten into the act. In January, Paul Reiter, an active skeptic of global warming's effects and director of the insects and infectious diseases unit of the Pasteur Institute in Paris, faulted Mr. Gore for his portrayal of global warming as spreading malaria . “For 12 years, my colleagues and I have protested against the unsubstantiated claims,” Dr. Reiter wrote in The International Herald Tribune. “We have done the studies and challenged the alarmists, but they continue to ignore the facts...”

Special Note …On March 19th 2006 "60 Minutes" profiled NASA scientist and alarmist James Hansen, who  once again was making allegations of being censored by the Bush administration.
In this segment, objectivity and balance were again tossed aside in favour of a one-sided glowing profile of Hansen. The "60 Minutes" segment made no mention of Hansen's partisan ties to former Democrat Vice President Al Gore or Hansen's receiving of a grant of a quarter of a million dollars from the left-wing Heinz Foundation run by Teresa Heinz Kerry. There was also no mention of Hansen's subsequent endorsement of her husband John Kerry for President in 2004.

Global Warming Is Not a Crisis

(13Mar 07) “…From the Babylon of Gilgamesh to the post-Eden of Noah, every age has viewed climate change cataclysmically, as retribution for human greed and sinfulness. In the 1970s, the fear was "global cooling." The Christian Science Monitor then declaimed, "Warning: Earth's climate is changing faster than even experts expect," while The New York Times announced, "A major cooling of the climate is widely considered inevitable." Sound familiar? Global warming represents the latest doom-laden "crisis," one demanding sacrifice to Gaia for our wicked fossil-fuel-driven ways… Sea levels have been rising since the end of the last ice age, most rapidly about 12,000 years ago. In recent centuries, the average rate has been relatively uniform. The rate was higher during the first half of the 20th century than during the second. At around a couple of millimeters per year, it is a residual of much larger positive and negative changes locally…” Global Warming Is Not a Crisis , ABC News by Phillip Stott Emeritus Professor from the University of London , UK . For the last 18 years he was the editor of the Journal of Biogeography  “…The impact on temperature per unit CO2 goes down, not up, with increasing CO2. The role of human-induced greenhouse gases does not relate directly to emission rate, nor even to CO2 levels, but rather to the radiative (or greenhouse) impact… The global warming "crisis" is misguided. In hubristically seeking to "control" climate, we foolishly abandon age-old adaptations to inexorable change. There is no way we can predictably manage this most complex of coupled, nonlinear chaotic systems. The inconvenient truth is that "doing something" (emitting gases) at the margins and "not doing something" (not emitting gases) are equally unpredictable.Climate change is a norm, not an exception… global warming represents an ecochondria of the pampered rich…”

Deliberative Poll or Deliberative Ploy?

(9Mar 07) There's been plenty of  pc spin written about the Deliberative Poll “Muslims and Non Muslims in Australia ”. This summary by one observer highlights and underscores some elements of a rather superficial event producing a predictable outcome. Of course using the venue of old Parliament House and the usual chairmen were props designed to give the event moment, legitimacy and credibility.

In summary, as you will see and as expected it was a snow job deluxe.

 “….There has been much positive press about the Deliberative Poll (DP) held in Canberra over the weekend of March 3 and 4, however, having attended most of the event (including all four plenary sessions) as an observer, I believe it is imperative that people be aware of the process involved in the DP because it was very carefully crafted to virtually ensure the final result as was a very clever example of how to turn around or, more especially, deliberately manipulate people's attitudes…. it is worth noting who was not included on the various panels and perhaps the most obvious omission would be the absence of a non-Muslim from either England or France who could talk about the problems there from a first-hand perspective (both countries being the ‘canary in the coalmine' in terms of early warnings to us here in Australia)…. Sheikh Omran was allowed to waffle on, but Daniel Scot was cut short by the chairman (Ian Sinclair) when he was giving his opening address – he was just about to point out that the official brochure was a classic example of taqiyya , i.e. deception , with its watered-down definition of Jihad and the attempt to re-write history, when stopped by the chairman…” Deliberative Poll or Deliberative Ploy?  By an “Observer and Commentator” …The major problem would be that many of the delegates would have had little or no knowledge of Islam prior to the weekend and so would not have been in a position to query the answers. That, coupled with taqiyya , meant that their answers were accepted as truth….when Daniel Scot gave specific examples of problems regarding women in the Qur'an, an Islamic scholar claimed he was taking verses ‘out of context.' When Daniel further added that there are thousands of women serving 15-20 year sentences in Pakistani jails for being raped, the same scholar claimed that Pakistan was not an Islamic country in the true sense of the word!....To summarise, this was a very carefully orchestrated event which could hardly have failed to produce the ‘desired results' that it did . Of the total number of 23 panellists, 12 were Muslim and just 2 were Christian – Archbishop Pell and Daniel Scot. The questions were bland and the responses very superficial with careful ‘chairing' to ensure negative answers were kept to an absolute minimum, but equally given enough time to provide an appropriate ‘balance.' Problematic issues were raised – but not really discussed….”

Global warming labelled a ‘scam'

(9Mar 07)“…With a packet of claims that are almost certain to defy conventional wisdom, a television documentary to be aired in Britain this week condemns man-made global warming as a myth that has become "the biggest scam of modern times."… The documentary, directed by filmmaker Martin Durkin, is at odds with scientific opinion as outlined in a United Nations report in February, which blames mankind for global warming….  In his program, Mr. Durkin rejects the concept of man-made climate change, calling it "a lie ... the biggest scam of modern times."…. The truth, he says, is that global warming "is a multibillion-dollar worldwide industry, created by fanatically anti-industrial environmentalists, supported by scientists peddling scare stories to chase funding, and propped up by compliant politicians and the media." Global warming labelled a ‘scam' The Washington Times “…Channel 4 says that the program features "an impressive roll-call of experts," including nine professors, who are experts in climatology, oceanography, meteorology, biogeography and paleoclimatology.  It also says the experts come from prestigious institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Pasteur Institute in Paris, the Danish National Space Center and universities and other schools in London, Ottawa, Jerusalem, Alabama, Virginia and Winnipeg, Canada…."It's very rare that a film changes history," says Martin Durkin, "but I think this is a turning point, and in five years the idea that the greenhouse effect is the main reason behind global warming will be seen as total bunk," he says…”

Reflections of Past Conflicts

(9Mar 07)“…Given all of this country's past wars involving intelligence failures, tactical and strategic blunders, congressional fights and popular anger at the president, Iraq and the rising furor over it are hardly unusual….Imagine if the House of Representatives had debated a resolution to authorize the president's use of force in Iraq only after the bombs were already falling….That is precisely what happened to President Clinton during the Serbian war of 1999…. Nothing in Iraq comes close to the furor over Korea, either….During that conflict, President Truman fired Defense Secretary Louis Johnson; fired Gen. Douglas MacArthur, his senior military commander in the theater; and faced calls for impeachment from U.S. senators, including the venerable Robert Taft. By February 1952, Truman's approval ratings had hit 22 percent -- the lowest-known polls of any sitting U.S. president, George W. Bush and Richard Nixon included…” Reflections of Past Conflicts by Victor Davis Hanson, The Washington Times “…Optional conflicts like the Mexican War, the Philippines Insurrection, Korea and Vietnam all cost more lives than Iraq. Even our most successful wars witnessed far more lethal stupidity than seen in Baghdad ….The high-stakes war to stabilize the fragile democracy in Iraq is a serious, costly and controversial business. But so have been most conflicts in American history. We need a little more humility and knowledge of our past -- and a lot less hysteria, name-calling and obsession with our present selves…”

Global warming: the bogus religion of our age

(9Mar 07)“…The Great Global Warming Swindle, which suggests that the whole subject has become such a political hot potato that other explanations for climate change are not being properly examined… Stern is one of the most senior civil servants in Britain , the head of the Government's economic service. …His conclusions appeared to be based on powerful scientific authority, since his team of 20 or so officials had drawn on a wide range of published papers and data…. The central theme of it is that there is a near universal consensus of opinion within the scientific community about the dangers of climate change. But this is not true. …There is no such unanimity among scientists…..Throughout the 550 pages of his document, Stern continually strikes a confident note, as if there were no dispute about the issues… this self-assured stance is completely divorced from scientific reality. It is an inconvenient truth for Stern and his political allies that there is, in fact, precious little hard evidence to back up his sweeping claims…Stern admitted that when he was appointed by the Government, he 'had an idea what the greenhouse effect was but wasn't really sure…” Global warming: the bogus religion of our age , Dail Mail, by Prof Richard Lindzen Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology . “…This lack of understanding of science shines through every chapter of his report. He is guilty of misreading the data, of distorting the evidence to suit his political masters' dogma, of throwing numbers about with reckless abandon, of promoting alarmism in place of rational discussion, and of reinventing climate history… Stern, like all global warming enthusiasts, ignores the evidence that does not suit his ideology. He glosses over the fact that, according to a host of historical accounts, Europe was far warmer in the Middle Ages than it is today, or that the 17th century was much colder…Environmentalists are fond of jerking heartstrings with pictures of polar bears struggling on supposedly melting icebergs, but it is estimated that there are now 22,000 polar bears compared with 5,000 in 1940…. Genuine science is about gathering evidence and testing the veracity of theories, not cheerleading for a particular ideology. That is what is so disturbing about the current debate on global warming. Healthy scepticism, which should be at the heart of all scientific inquiry, is treated with contempt….”

Allegre's second thoughts

(7Mar 07) “…Claude Allegre, one of France 's leading socialists and among her most celebrated scientists, was among the first to sound the alarm about the dangers of global warming. "By burning fossil fuels, man increased the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which, for example, has raised the global mean temperature by half a degree in the last century,"… With a wealth of data now in, Dr. Allegre has recanted his views. To his surprise, the many climate models and studies failed dismally in establishing a man-made cause of catastrophic global warming. Meanwhile, increasing evidence indicates that most of the warming comes of natural phenomena. Dr. Allegre now sees global warming as over-hyped and an environmental concern of second rank…” Allegre's second thoughts , by Lawrence Solomon “…Dr. Allegre has the highest environmental credentials. The author of early environmental books, he fought successful battles to protect the ozone layer from CFCs and public health from lead pollution. His break with scientific dogma over global warming came at a personal cost: Colleagues in both the governmental and environmental spheres were aghast that he could publicly question the science behind climate change….But Dr. Allegre had allegiances to more than his socialist and environmental colleagues. He is, above all, a scientist of the first order, the architect of isotope geodynamics, which showed that the atmosphere was primarily formed early in the history of the Earth, and the geochemical modeller of the early solar system….Calling the arguments of those who see catastrophe in climate change "simplistic and obscuring the true dangers," Dr. Allegre especially despairs at "the greenhouse-gas fanatics whose proclamations consist in denouncing man's role on the climate without doing anything about it except organizing conferences and preparing protocols that become dead letters."

Canada's Jihadist Fifth Column

(6Mar 07) “…What's in a number? That is what some Canadians are asking with disbelief after the results of a recent poll asking Muslims about their satisfaction with their lives in Canada….What astonished people about the poll , broadcast on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation,was not the fact that about 80 percent of the approximately 700,000 Muslims living in America's northern neighbor are happy with their existences: no surprise there, considering the shape of the countries many of them come from. Rather, it was an almost hidden figure that provided the jolt: 12 percent of Canadian Muslims believe the foiled terrorist attacks a cell of Muslim radicals were plotting for southern Ontario last summer were justified…. The fact that some 84,000 Muslims living in a western democratic country sympathize with the aims of these 18 would-be jihadists should not come as a surprise….” Canada's Jihadist Fifth Column By Stephen Brown , FrontPageMagazine.com “…Their number corresponds to the ten to 15 percent of the one billion Muslims worldwide who, experts say, support jihad…Even with the poll's four per cent margin of error, the resulting 49,000 sympathizer figure is frightening in its own right when one considers the havoc they could wreak if ever properly organized and motivated. One Canadian journalist, Licia Corbella of the Toronto Sun , noted that the CBC, Canada's left-wing national broadcaster, played down the 12 percent figure, not even putting it on its website….many Canadians would probably be stupefied if they discovered how many of their Muslim fellow citizens would like to see Canada's liberal-democratic political and social order replaced by Islamic Sharia law…In the end it is these Muslims who represent a greater threat to Western civilization than the jihadists themselves. One of their tactics is to bring about the disappearance of our liberal-democratic order through legal, peaceful means, destroying its foundations bit by bit…”

Machiavelli and the Mullahs

(6Mar 07)“…Machiavelli could offer President Bush what he needs most at this pivotal juncture: a philosophical blueprint for confronting the Iranian nuclear threat and successfully prosecuting the broader war against radical Islam…. A leading figure of the Renaissance, Niccolo Machiavelli served as a diplomat and militia commander for the short-lived Florentine Republic of the early sixteenth century…. Machiavelli argued that, through prudent actions, a leader can shape the outcome of events to his advantage and snuff out dangers before they metastasize….Five hundred years later, America and its allies face a brutal enemy. Terrorist organizations and their homegrown affiliates, seamlessly melding political grievances with Koranic decrees, plot to bring death to the infidels of Dar al-Harb … At the confluence of radical Islam, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction lies Tehran… . imagine this regime armed with nuclear weapons. In just a few short years, imagination may no longer be necessary. Unmoved by half-hearted Security Council resolutions… Machiavelli urged leaders to act in advance to ward off gathering perils: "If they wait until they are near at hand, the medicine will not be in time, for by then the malady will have become incurable." Machiavelli and the Mullahs by David J. Rusin, American Thinker “…Only those methods of defense which depend upon one's own resourcefulness are good, certain, and enduring," Machiavelli wrote. In contrast, "the arms of another will fall from your hand, will weigh you down, or restrain you…Machiavelli's admonition went unheeded in December 2001, when high-ranking Al Qaeda figures were holed up in Tora Bora. Rather than flooding the zone with U.S. troops, President Bush unwisely placed his faith in local Afghan fighters… Delaying war is immoral if doing so ensures greater suffering and peril down the line. History is replete with examples. Britain and France failed to confront Hitler's provocations when he was still building his forces, only to face a significantly strengthened Nazi war machine a few years later… Machiavellian philosophy is equally pertinent to the wider struggle against radical Islam. In fact, a careful reading of Machiavelli offers trenchant insights regarding the occupation of foreign lands, the role of ancient institutions in fueling rebellion, and the dangers posed by enemies who do not fear death - issues of particular significance to present and future fronts in the Long War….”

Do not appease hatred

(3Mar 07)“…Londonistan is a term of abuse coined by the French for a Britain that has allowed itself to become the European hub of al-Qa'ida….It's a state of mind that applies not just to Britain but throughout the West, where people refuse to face up to the reality of the jihad because they can't bring themselves to accept what must follow…. It's so much easier to take refuge in alternative explanations, particularly ones that blame themselves for their own victimisation….There is a persistent refusal to accept that we are in the throes of a holy war waged on the Western world for more than 25 years without our even recognising it because it doesn't fit our definition of war. It is a world war being fought in many disparate theatres with many proximate causes, but all with one single coherent aim: to defeat Western civilisation, establish Islam as the dominant power in the world and restore the medieval caliphate….” Do not appease hatred Melanie Phillips, The Australian “…People have short memories. They think Islamist terrorism started with 9/11. But the jihad against us started back in 1979, when Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini established his theocracy in Iran and declared his intention to wage war on the West and subjugate it to Islam…The problem is that, unlike other immigrant groups, successive generations of Muslims have failed to integrate and instead try to colonise their host countries…..Britain has not only lost belief in itself as a nation but European liberals have turned against the very idea of the nation itself….Rooted in the particulars of history, religion, law, language and tradition, the nation is seen as the cause of all the ills of the world, from prejudice to war…So Britain's own culture has had to give way to multiculturalism. And this is the core of the muddle that is paralysing us…The doctrine of multiculturalism holds that all minority values must have equal status to those of the majority. Any attempt to uphold majority values over minorities is a form of prejudice. That turns minorities into a cultural battering ram to destroy the very idea of majority culture at all…Only if we stop deluding ourselves and take such action necessary for our survival will we stop sleepwalking to defeat….”

Be educated about Ice

(3Mar 07) Read,  understand,  take note,  and then let the children,  be they your children, grandchildren,  family,  friends' or neighbours' children,  read it to the very END and be educated about Ice.

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