"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated;
but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
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NEW!: "Fear and ignorance,...are the true source of superstition. They lead a blind and terrified public to embrace any practice, however absurd or frivolous, which either folly or knavery recommends." Arthur Herman, August 04, 2008
NEW: August 2, 2008: Missing in his disgraceful smear - this new Protocols of the Elders of Carbon - is any discussion of the science, other than one highly misleading reference. It simply doesn’t occur to this Professor of Slime that the tens of thousands of sceptics, including some of the most highly qualified climate scientists and related experts, may in fact be influenced not by Big Oil cash but by stubborn evidence, such as the fact the world hasn’t warmed in a decade, contrary to what global warming theory said had to happen." Andrew Bolt Saturday, August 02, 2008 at 12:57pm
Heh: "The easiest way to starve a government bureaucrat is to hide his lunch money under his work boots." The adventures of The Climate Bureaucrat
Canvass of more than 51,000 Canadian scientists in 2008 reveals 68% disagree that global warming science is 'settled' – March 6, 2008
Team of 13 International Scientists Write Letter To UN Sec. Gen. – IPCC 'Must be called to account and cease its deceptive practices' - 14th of July, 2008
Nobel Prize Winner for Physics, Ivar Giaever, Declares Himself Dissenter: 'I am a skeptic' - 'Global warming has become a new religion' - July 2, 2008
Australian scientist reverses view on man-made warming - Now a Skeptic! Now says 'new evidence has seriously weakened' the case - (By Mathematician, Rocket Scientist & Engineer Dr. David Evans, who did carbon accounting for the Australian Government) – July 18, 2008
Top UN IPCC Japanese Scientist Turns on IPCC. Calls Warming Fears: 'Worst scientific scandal in the history' – June 27, 2008
New scientific paper shows CO2’s effect on temperature was overstated 500-2000% - Published in Physics and Society journal of the American Physical Society – July 2008
Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Roy Spencer, formerly of NASA, presented 'smoking gun' analysis showing UN IPCC models ‚significantly overstated climate sensitivity to human climate forcings’ - June 17, 2008
Arctic ice INCREASES by nearly a half million square miles over same time period in 2007 - July 18, 2008
Speak'n of cooler heads, does PETA Know about this? (how humiliating - a stupid cow being forced to wear around a giant, pink fart-bag day'n night...(no, actually it's a new performance art piece featured in the Tate Modern you Philistine!))
Somebody oughta strap this ridiculous contraption on to Gas-Bag Algore; might get us out of the global fuel crisis. Honestly, Marge, look at this picture; you're looking at the state of contemporary scientific inquiry in post-rational civilization. No, Pop, it's not really high-fallut'n, fancy-schmancy performance art (wish it were) but it is an example of your tax dollars at work. Can't wait till these morons get a hold of my health-care.
"Since I am no longer affiliated with any organization nor receiving any funding, I can speak quite frankly," - Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Joanna Simpson, the first woman in the world to receive a PhD in meteorology...
Update: "The American Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000 physicists, has reversed its stance on climate change and is now proclaiming that many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming." Via SDA >
Update: Undeterred by mountains of evidence to the contrary, Warmenistas are taking matters into their own hands:'Driving an SUV is an unacceptably selfish act in the face of this global emergency...Your destructive vehicle and scores of others across Oxford have been disabled as part of a wider struggle to avert a global emergency.'The Observer, Sunday July 20, 2008
Update:"China added more coal-burning power plants in 2007 than Britain has built in its history, said Gerard McCloskey, a coal market specialist with Cambridge Energy Research Associates in London."Chris Kraul, July 20, 2008 and "Abu Dhabi (largest of the seven UAE emirates) has announced that it will switch to coal-fired power plants..." NEIL REYNOLDS, Globe and Mail July 18, 2008 at 6:00 AM EDT (this is getting ridiculous; this stuff just keeps coming and coming. But don't worry, I'll keep posting and posting until I get carpal tunnel syndrome or the Global Warmenistas at Google censor me.)
Update: This ain't your father's Global Warming; it's your grandfather's Global Warming:
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:: Max 6:52 PM [+] ::
"As a scientist, I find the current strategy of the global warming crusade to be fascinating. Particularly because I am a scientist, I also find it insulting. Everyone should find it very disturbing.
I am referring to the fact that the global warming issue is now regarded as a "moral" matter by its advocates.
The message of these pseudo-moralists is that "good" people must start by accepting the pre-ordained orthodox conclusion and then work backwards through the claimed facts, making not an intellectual assessment of whether they are indeed true, but rather a "moral" assessment of whether or not they agree with the conclusion. Things claimed as facts which are "good" (in this moral sense) should be embraced and those which are "bad" (in this same moral sense) should be discarded, not because they are factually false, but because they are "immoral".
In all honesty, this should scare the heck out of everyone. This is an atmosphere in which scientific inquiry is steered not by factual truth, but by a pre-ordained "moral" position. What is at work here is exactly what the liberals have always claimed to condemn. How is this any different from the decree of a radical theocratic dictator who will allow only those scientific conclusions which are approved by his church?"
Ya, I'm back. I just couldn't resist linking to this debunking of the recycling myth. Make sure your children see it. That's right, if you're really concerned about the environment, stop recycling now. [language warning]
:: Max 10:12 AM [+] ::
:: Saturday, December 16, 2006 ::
Rumsfeld's parting observation; a "gathering storm":
There are people who have written that this administration is a victim of its success, due to the fact that there hasn't been another attack inside the United States. I remember shortly after Sept. 11, I met with the Sultan of Oman in a tent. It must have been 150 degrees. We were perspiring through every piece of clothing we had on. He said this terrible thing that's happened might be a blessing in disguise. It may be the thing that will wake up the world to the danger these extremists pose, before those people get their hands on chemical or biological or nuclear weapons where they could kill many multiples of what they were able to kill on Sept. 11.
This was a man sitting in a tent in the desert with that perspective and understanding of the dangers of extremists. It did for a short while, but then that threat diminished in their minds, whereas it not only has not diminished in reality - it has grown because of the advances in technologies. Look at the Johns Hopkins exercise with smallpox called Dark Winter. It was put in three airports in America. Something between 800,000 and 1 million people 'died' in some number of months, or a year, from a disease people are no longer vaccinated against. So there are things that can be done. There's a tendency for a lot of people to be dismissive of this and to ridicule it.
Churchill's phrase about the gathering storm - there was a storm gathering, but there were people in Europe who didn't believe it and who didn't take the periodic storm clouds and the squalls as a real threat. They thought they were transitory and, of course, paid an enormous penalty in treasure and life for their failure to understand the nature of that threat. I worry we are in a gathering storm and we do not, as a society, accept it. Many of the elites of our society, the key opinion leaders, are unwilling or unable to accept what an awful lot of people believe to be the case. The penalty for being wrong can be enormous.
- Donald Rumsfeld
And should a million or so people die from such a stunt, the progressive/liberal kooks will predictably still blame BushCo. It is interesting terrorist attacks around the globe seem to have tapered off considerabley. No thanks to the usefull idiots in Hollywood and MSM [the 'elites of our society'].
:: Max 8:45 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, December 06, 2006 ::
I feel sorry for these people. They've got American liberals and the global media to thank for their future that now looks very bleak indeed.
:: Max 9:41 PM [+] ::
I know Instapundit has already posted this but I thought I would link to it and keep it up here on top for a few days so that all 12 of my loyal readers won't miss it. Make sure and share this as widely as possible.
:: Max 9:11 PM [+] ::
Blog Alert: For a foray into Orwellian PC excesses that will make your head explode, drop by Political Correctness Watch [ductape optional].
:: Max 10:25 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, December 04, 2006 ::
If you wanna get media, read Jeff Jarvis. Well?
:: Max 9:52 PM [+] ::
If you really want to know what's going on, last place you wanna look is MSM. Instead, look to reliable sources like Michael Totten.
:: Max 9:40 PM [+] ::
The Venezuealians go to the polls on Sunday. Val Prieto wants your thoughts on the outcome. Go vote.
:: Max 11:22 AM [+] ::
Researchers discover women talk three times more than men. Greg Gutfeld observes: "What the research doesn't make clear: whether women use more words than men, or just repeat the same ones over and over and over again."
:: Max 10:02 AM [+] ::
Looks like "The Flying Imams" were [surprise] up to no good after all. Hope someone remembered to thank "Pauline" and the "normal" Muslims that apparently assisted the flight crew on U.S. Airways flight 300. And kudos to U.S. Air for not caving in with a bunch of multi-culti PC backsliding. I got a feeling we're gonna be seeing a lot more of this kind of sh*t in the future.