Friday, November 27, 2009

The Science Is In

Five Australian MPs have resigned in a revolt against Al Gore's theory of global warming conspiracy.
They resigned their portfolios rather than follow their leader Malcolm Turnbull in voting Kevin Rudd's Government on a new Emissions Trading Scheme.

Monday, November 23, 2009


From an interview by Melanie Morgan of Senator Jim Inhofe:
The interception of emails from the global warming crowd has finally provided enough incentive for Senator Jim Inhofe to finally call for a Senate investigation if nothing is done in the next 7 days.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Climate Change Emails Released

From the U.K. Guardian.

"Hundreds of private emails and documents allegedly exchanged between some of the world's leading climate scientists during the past 13 years have been stolen by hackers and leaked online, it emerged today.

The computer files were apparently accessed earlier this week from servers at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit, a world-renowned centre focused on the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change."

"The veracity of the emails has not been confirmed and the scientists involved have declined to comment on the story, which broke on a blog called The Air Vent."

"In one email, dated November 1999, one scientist wrote: "I've just completed Mike's Nature [the science journal] trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie, from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline."

"In another alleged email, one of the scientists apparently refers to the death of a prominent climate change sceptic by saying "in an odd way this is cheering news".

The climate change officials offered this lame excuse for one of the emails: "You can't tell what they are talking about. Scientists say 'trick' not just to mean deception. They mean it as a clever way of doing something - a short cut can be a trick."

Yes and sometimes B.S. is just B.S.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Smoke 'Em If You Gottem.

Cannabis Cafe opens for medical marijuana patients in Northeast Portland


I would like to say first that I believe that Marijuana may have legitimate uses in pain management and should be vigorously studied to determine it's effectiveness. I also believe the war on drugs is a massive waste of our law enforcement dollars and ruins the lives of many otherwise law abiding citizens. The government should not try to decide what other people put in their bodies.

That said, it is a little discouraging that Portland has opened the nation's first cafe for licensed residents to sit down, sip coffee, and smoke marijuana. Customers must bring their own weed or partake in the weed that was volunteered by donors as it is illegal to sell marijuana. Also customers must have a medical marijuana card and be a member of lobbying group NORML.

A number of things appear to wrong with this operation:
1. It is against the law to smoke in Oregon businesses. Cigar bars are a notable exception however they must offer only that. They must derive at least 75 percent of its gross revenue from tobacco sales every year.

2. Customers must get to and from this premises therefore it is logical to assume that some of them are going to be driving while under the influence.

While the use of medical marijuana may be a very legitimate topic, treating it as an excuse for a friendly little social club will only cause derision from those on the verge of seeing it as real medicine.. It will also cause current bar, tavern, bingo parlors and others establishments that are suffering from lost clientelle due to the no-smoking laws to feel cheated. Not to mention the thousands of cigarette users that are huddled outside in the rain using their drug of choice.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Future

From Dvorak Unsensored.

The actual state of the economy that many realize but few are willing to actually say.
Nine Points Capital Partners CIO Damon Vickers lays out the future for us.
Here are the fine points on how our current economic crisis may resolve itself:
1. Some type of global currency crisis.
2. An alignment of some type of WORLD GOVERNMENT.
5. The dollar will become worthless.
6. This GAME we are playing can not perpetuate itself forever.

One of the most interesting things about this interview is the lack of emotion or questions from the interviewer.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Al Gore's Green Cathedral

The Reverend Al Gore has taken his Church of Climatology to heart by proposing that we need to build a metaphorical "Green Cathedral" to save the planet from impending global warming.
Promoting his new book on the subject he recently appeared on the BBC with Jeremy Paxman.
Mr. Paxman, not one to be smitten by the Nobel Prize Oscar winner asks Mr. Gore some rather pointed questions. His "Green Cathedral" comment is at 3:25 if you can't stand to watch the entire exchange.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Told Ya So!

I have remarked before that the environmental movement resembled an organized religion. Even gone so far as refer the devotion to Al Gore's theories as the "Church of Climatology". Maybe I only exaggerated a little bit.
According to English Judge Burton.

"In a landmark ruling which legal experts said could open the floodgates to thousands of claims Mr Justice Burton ruled that environmental views should be protected under the employment equality laws."

"In yesterday's case Tim Nicholson, a former executive of the giant property company Grainger, claimed his redundancy last year was a direct result of his green opinions – which put him at odds with other senior executives within the firm. Mr Nicholson is taking the company, Britain's largest residential landlord, to an employment tribunal to seek compensation for his dismissal, and asked the court to allow him to use special legislation which protects people's rights to hold religious and philosophical beliefs at work – the Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations, 2003. He claims that his concern about the environment in general, and climate change in particular, amounts to a philosophical belief under the meaning of the regulations. Yesterday the judge confirmed the view of an employment judge at a pre-hearing review in March – revealed in The Independent – that it does."