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Articles Posted in October 2007

 

Today's Forecast: Yet Another Blast of Hot Air

(24 Oct 07) “….Am I worried about man-made global warming? The answer is “no” and “yes”. No, because the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction has come up against an “inconvenient truth”. Its research shows that since 1998 the average temperature of the planet has not risen, even though the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has continued to increase. Yes, because the self-proclaimed consensus among scientists has detached itself from the questioning rigours of hard science and become a political cause…I am happy to be branded a heretic because throughout history heretics have stood up against dogma based on the bigotry of vested interests. But I don't like being smeared as a denier because deniers don't believe in facts. The truth is that there are no facts that link the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide with imminent catastrophic global warming. Instead of facts, the advocates of man-made climate change trade in future scenarios based on complex and often unreliable computer models…” Today's Forecast: Yet Another Blast of Hot Air , David Bellamy, TIMESONLINE “….The last peak global temperatures were in 1998 and 1934 and the troughs of low temperature were around 1910 and 1970. The second dip caused pop science and the media to cry wolf about an impending, devastating Ice Age. Our end was nigh! Then, when temperatures took an upward swing in the 1980s, the scaremongers changed their tune. Global warming was the new imminent catastrophe….In the Sixties I used to discuss climate change with my undergraduates at Durham University . I would point to the plethora of published scientific evidence that showed the cyclical nature of change – and how, for instance, the latest of a string of ice ages had affected the climate, sea levels and tree lines around the world….Despite the $50 billion spent on greenwashing propaganda, the sceptics and their inconvenient questions are beginning to make their presence felt….Yes, melting sea ice around Greenland has recently opened up the fabled North West passage. And, yes, the years 2006 and 2007 have seen massive flooding in Europe . However, a quick dip into the records of the Royal Society – which ranked alongside Dr Lovelock as arch doomsters, before his change of mind – shows that dramatic fluctuations happened long before the internal combustion engine began spewing out carbon dioxide…”

35 Errors discovered Al Gore's Film

(24 Oct 07) “…A few weeks ago, a British judge cited nine errors in the film . Team Gore responded Thursday in a rebuttal published at the Washington Post's Fact Checker blog….Now, famed climate change skeptic Christopher Monckton, in a detailed report published by the Science and Public Policy Institute , not only refuted Gore's defense of the movie's contents, but also listed a total of 35 errors in the award-winning abomination responsible for most of the global warming hysteria sweeping the planet…The judge concentrated only on nine points which even the UK Government, to which Gore is a climate-change advisor, had to admit did not represent mainstream scientific opinion….Each of the nine “errors” which he identified had been admitted by the UK Government to be inconsistent with the mainstream of scientific opinion….Readers are strongly encouraged to review the entire report , as well as all 35 errors chronicled by Monckton….” 35 Errors discovered Al Gore's Film , Noel Sheppard  “…Your attention is critical, for Gore's film, though powerfully and convincingly presented, is indeed a work of fiction, and its veracity should be questioned with every conceivable opportunity. Any other conclusion is facile and devoid of logic. Make no mistake: as was clearly intended by the film's producers, its star, and our woefully biased media, this celluloid canard has provoked tremendous international alarm concerning global warming that is neither warranted nor beneficial….The alarmism running through society concerning this issue, and being flamed by Gore and his sycophant cadre in the media and Hollywood, clearly carries risks that an obedient and complicit press ignore…If you don't think one movie can cause this much political and economic upheaval, please recall what "The China Syndrome" did to catalyze the No Nukes movement in the '80s, and how America is still suffering from the hysteria it provoked 28 years ago. The only remaining question is whether we are going to learn from this horrendous past mistake, or once again allow our economic and energy policies to be controlled by misplaced and erroneous environmental alarmism….”

Now and Then and graphs

(20 Oct 07) With a Federal election coming up on November 24 its time to take a comparative view.   Now and Then send the link on to your friends, or print and post. It's particularly necessary for young people who would like a change of government just because it seems like a good idea, a fad, a fashion  The Now and Then comparisons are quite staggering and definitely enlightening.

More Now and Then (graphs) that tell the story  

Convert Saw The Light Around The Fire

(13 Oct 07) “….John Howard's dramatic conversion on Aboriginal reconciliation was not forged in some impoverished outback community but on a freezing winter night in the comfort of the Lodge in Canberra …. As Noel Pearson and Sue Gordon crunched across the gravel of the driveway on July 4, the Coalition's dramatic intervention in the Northern Territory, announced just two weeks earlier, was foremost in their minds. ….Once inside, the pair gathered before the open fire before joining the Prime Minister and Indigenous Affairs Minister Mal Brough for the intimate meal…..Howard was keen to talk about what needed to be done in Aboriginal Australia …. Howard was receptive…” Convert Saw The Light Around The Fire , Inside Story, Weekend Australian  “…Ten years after he thumped the lectern at the Reconciliation Conference as a room full of indigenous delegates turned their backs on him, he had begun to think of changing his position. His dinner guests could sense that his views were shifting… Gordon yesterday told The Weekend Australian the National Indigenous Council, which she chairs, had been telling Howard that Australia could benefit from a stronger statement on reconciliation in the lead-up to the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Aboriginal referendum, earlier this year. "Aboriginal people had different agendas," Gordon said. "There were the group that want symbols; there are the group that want practical reconciliation. We were trying to find a balance in between that. In the end, it was the PM's choice …”

The Looming New Islamist Front

(13 Oct 07) “…When al Qaeda blew up the train station in Madrid in 2004, the Spanish — along with legions of western useful idiots — concluded that they had been targeted because of their government's support for the coalition in Iraq . So they threw out the government…As I reported here , within a few months the Spanish foiled another al Qaeda multiple terrorist attack…Al Qaeda and other jihadist circles have repeatedly referred to their aim of reconquering Spain — indeed, it was perfectly obvious that the Madrid atrocity was part of that agenda and nothing to do with Iraq….Even a children's magazine published by Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood , called on Palestinian children to restore the city of Seville to Islamic rule…” The Looming New Islamist Front , Melanie Phillips “…If the West Bank along with Gaza fall to the Islamists, the two-state solution is over. The Arabs have had seventy years to agree to it…..Far from a state of Palestine providing the west with greater peace and stability by ending the Middle East impasse, as so many in the west so naively believe, an Islamic state of Palestine would pose a mortal threat not just to Israel but to Europe…for the West, Israel constitutes a dike against the great wave of radical Islam. The very same principle invoked for waging war against Israel — recovery of what was once Islamic territory — is being applied to Spain, the Balkans, Southern Russia, and India….European pressure on Israel to make political concessions that endanger its security will only bring closer the next stage of Islam's offensive, this time aimed at the heart of Europe….”

The Muslim Brotherhood: An Association for Jihadists

(7 Oct 07) “…One of the more clandestine groups in radical Islam is the Muslim Brotherhood. Originating in Egypt in 1928, the group has been outlawed in Egypt …This radically fundamentalist Islamist group is the parent organization to some of the most violent terror groups operating today. It thrives as a pseudo professional association for terrorists while feigning legitimacy as a political movement…. The Muslim Brotherhood has become a central issue in federal court proceedings now taking place in Dallas , Texas . These proceedings involve what, until now, has been portrayed as an Islamist philanthropic organization, The Holy Land Foundation. But the Muslim Brotherhood, the Holy Land Foundation and over 300 unindicted co-conspirators are enabling and funding terrorist groups around the world with money derived from people right here in the United States …. As stated in the organization's charter and on its website, the Muslim Brotherhood seeks to install an Islamic empire ruled under Sharia Law and a Caliphate across the Muslim world and ultimately the entire world, through stages designed to “Islamisize,” incrementally, targeted nations. We can witness this very action taking place in Europe today…” The Muslim Brotherhood: An Association for Jihadists by Frank Salvato MichNews.com “…The Muslim Brotherhood has been active in the United States since the 1960s….The Muslim Brotherhood has succeeded in setting up numerous US front groups since the 1990s that should be regarded as hostile and a threat to the United States…In December 2001, the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control joined the European Union in designating the Holy Land Foundation as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist group. In July of 2004, a federal grand jury in Dallas , Texas , returned a 42 count indictment against the Holy Land Foundation…. The “Ikhwan in America ” is essentially a 20 point plan to replace the American Democratic Republic with an Islamist State ruled under Sharia Law…. One key excerpt of this 20 point plan is as disturbing as it is revealing: "The process of settlement is a 'Civilization-Jihadist Process.' The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions."

Al Gore, Ignoble Laureate

(7 Oct 07) “…The front-runners for this year's Nobel Peace Prize are a couple of global warming alarmists. With dozens of wars raging, the committee couldn't find a single person labouring honourably for peace?... Since 1990, winners include terrorist Yasser Arafat, fraud Rigoberto Menchu, foreign-policy incompetents Jimmy Carter and Kofi Annan, unreconstructed communist Mikhail Gorbachev and the useless Mohamed ElBaradei….Later this week, say reports, it will name as this year's co-winners Al Gore and Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a Canadian who has drawn attention to what she believes are climate change's effects on Arctic communities. It will be interesting to see how those two will be linked to anything resembling the promotion of peace…. Gore, Watt-Cloutier and their eco-activist allies have created a divide where none should exist…. it would be hard to find a less deserving recipient than Gore, a man who has: Lied repeatedly about the existence of a scientific consensus that man's emissions of greenhouse gases are warming the Earth…Made a propaganda film about climate change that a British court has deemed to be so biased that teachers there who show it must warn students about its subjectivity… Possibly been driven to his climate alarmism because of something called Narcissistic Personality Disorder…” Al Gore, Ignoble Laureate , Editorial, Investors.com  “…Does the Nobel committee really need to stoke the fires of his vanity even more? (Gore has) Continued to duck invitations to debate his theory. "We have tried, repeatedly, to contact Gore directly, with registered letters and calls to his office, and have never received a reply… Does Gore know what so many have missed in their environmental zealotry — that his theory's many flaws cannot be defended? Is he aware that the errors of his global warming ideas would be quite easily exposed by a knowledgeable skeptic? Just what the Nobel committee really needs — another fraud in its pantheon of laureates. If Gore wins the prize as expected, it will mark another step in the long, politicized decline of a once highly regarded international award..”

Neo-Cons and Neo-Commies

(7 Oct 07) “…Everybody talks about the evil Neo-Cons , but nobody talks about the resurgent Neo-Commies. "Communist" has been expelled from the Politically Correct lexicon -- which tells us a lot about the Commissars of the PC….. The Boomer Left is simply filled to the gills with those who used to be called Commies, but who are now "progressives." ….During the heroic period of American liberals, the Communists were thrown out of the Labor movement, and to some extent out of academia. They came back with the Boomer Left, inspired by the call to conduct a "Long March through the institutions." That call came from Gramsci, who was, you guessed it, a famous Communist Party hack in Italy …. The Boomer Lefties who are now getting old simply stacked all the American institutions they could, from the schools to the courts….” Neo-Cons and Neo-Commies , James Lewis, American Thinker “…That means they want to submerge this country under the control of a Left-ruled imperium. They say it out loud, when they don't think you're listening….

…So the bright line that was once drawn between democratic liberals and totalitarian Communists has simply been erased. Today, The New York Times routinely gives extravagant obits to deep-ruby Reds who have sadly passed away… So here's a proposal. Let's allow the Left to rant about Neo-Cons; but conservatives will be allowed to call the "new" Left exactly what it is: The Neo-Commies. Fair's fair. Words mean things. These folks crawling all over Moveon.org and other Soros fronts are not "Marxists" or "Progressives," "Radicals" -- or especially "Liberals" in any real meaning of the word. They are Neo-Commies…”

The violent oppression of Women in Islam

(7 Oct 07) “….The booklet that you are about to read details some of the principal ways in which women suffer in the Islamic world – often with religious and cultural sanction. Many of these crimes against women, such as wife-beating, are ordained by the Qur'an itself; others, such as female genital mutilation and honour killing, are praised by Islamic clerics and hallowed by Islamic culture. That feminists in the West remain silent about this deeply ingrained and institutionalized mistreatment of women, and even ally with groups that have devoted themselves to the spread of Islamic law that justifies this mistreatment, is one of the unconscionable scandals of our time…” The violent oppression of Women in Islam , Robert Spencer, FrontPageMagazine.com  “….This article is a segment of a series being run as part of our nation-wide campus effort, Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week , which will be held on 200 university and college campuses on October 22-26.  Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week is a national effort to focus on all the victims of Islamo-Fascist Jihad -- as well as to counter the lies of the academic Left… In reality, eight women are currently in prison in Iran awaiting death by stoning for the crime of adultery. A mother was sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran for adultery just last week. It is typical of the Left to try to cast opprobrium not upon those responsible for these harsh realities, but upon us who are trying to draw attention to them in the name of human rights….In this booklet are realities that should be of paramount concern not just for feminists in the West and their allies on the Left, but of all those who are concerned with the universality of human rights and the dignity of every human being…”

To read this booklet, click here.

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