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Greenpeace Counters The Global Warming Hoax

November 28th, 2009 | 3 Comments | Posted in activists

Stop the tar sands sign

Greenpeace action calls out climate fraud and astroturfing funded by Big Oil

Blame it on big oil – Greenpeace found the emails to counter the scientist’s emails that show they manipulated the data.

The action was meant to protest the US oil industry’s plans to have oil company employees attend anti-US climate action rallies while masquerading as concerned “Energy Citizens.” This Energy Citizens campaign is an attempt to use a tactic known as “astroturfing,” in which they give the appearance of a genuine grassroots movement while hiding the fact that it is actually a well-funded effort coordinated by large multinational corporations with a vested interest in preventing any new regulations of their dirty energy business.

Good Old Zen Dog has a plan:

Here’s an idea.

Find the local nut job. You know, the angry white man who foams at the mouth, and doesn’t know why.

It’s just stimulus response, and you can harness it. It isn’t right of course. No, it isn’t. That’s alright. We will continue to produce more people like that every year, unless it can be demonstrated that this process can be interdicted, and turned to uses unenvisioned by the engineers of this process.

So here is how it works:

– Identify the foaming at the mouth wing nut, [he's angry, using the English langue to form inintelligible verbal constructs of rage, and wearing a 'tin foil hat']

– observe the subject – WITHOUT INTERACTING – to determine that stimulus most likely to result in rage response

– During the observation period wear t-shirts affiliated with local university, blend in with that crowd so that later it will appear to have been just another behavioral quiz gone ary – [you haven't heard the quiz? It comes with questions like: Are you master of your own domain? What's the nature of your sexuality? What do you believe about God and spirituality? How suggestable are you? that kind of thing.]

– Once the rage stimulus has been identified, surround the subject with t-shirts bearing the logo of the local Oil Industry office, and present rage inducing stimuli. Repeat until desired detonation takes place.

To achieve maximum effect, create a national advertising campaign, one that using the tools of behavioral advertising foreshadows the detonation event, and be sure to incorporate the slogan FIST BUMP FIREWORKS. To increase effectiveness of the behavioral advertising, a bit of truth on this point may be greatly beneficial, and that would be achieved by attaching the FIST BUMP FIREWORKS slogan to an icon representing the general population, the average Joe.

[Fist Bump Fireworks is, to my understanding, a slogan first used in an advertising campaign paid for by McDonald's that first aired in the Vermont area on the same day DR. GEORGE TILLER was shot by the same type of individual I am suggesting be used above.]

Sounds crazy? That’s alright. I’m headed over to an NRA website now, to invite them up to Vermont for another gun protest. Never mind. I’m sure you don’t want to know.

They are off to a good start. Crazy people that are desperately trying to save their cause.

Conrad Black speaks out.

As Lord Lawson wrote in his book, those worried about imminent environmental catastrophe, as compared, for examples, to nuclear terrorism or even large meteoric collisions, “need not worry about saving this planet. They are already living on another one … We appear to have entered a new age of unreason … It is from this, above all, that we really need to save the planet.”

And finally, a good reason to keep spewing C02:

Talk about a Eureka moment. Scientists at Sandia National Labs, seeking a means to create cheap and abundant hydrogen to power a hydrogen economy, realized they could use the same technology to “reverse-combust” CO2 back into fuel. Researchers still have to improve the efficiency of the system, but they recently demonstrated a working prototype of their “Sunshine to Petrol” machine that converts waste CO2 to carbon monoxide, and then syngas, consuming nothing but solar energy.


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Dubai Bites The Dust

November 26th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Economy

abandoned car

Fast Company had a great article in September on Dubai fast collapsing economy, called Bye, Bye Dubai.

“So what they have been able to produce is a miracle.” Or was it a mirage?

Today, an estimated 50% of the slated developments are frozen or canceled. Banks have stopped lending. Housing prices fell 41% in the first quarter of 2009 and are expected to drop to preboom levels. The stock market has plunged 70% from its peak. And people across the socioeconomic spectrum are being laid off — and fleeing — in droves. But even fleeing is harder than it sounds: When foreigners, who once made up perhaps 80% of Dubai’s 1.7 million residents, lose their jobs, their work visas are rescinded and they generally have 30 days to pay their debts and leave. Those who fail to pay risk debtor’s prison. And debt here is now as deep and ubiquitous as the sand itself.

The wealthy, like the Emiratis, remain well cared for. Designer Roberto Cavalli, asked why he spent $30 million on his new Cavalli Club during a financial crisis, replied, “What financial crisis?”

The comments on this article took Fast Company to task for even doing the story:

August 15, 2009 at 10:07am by Shoaib Gill

After reading all the comments posted by other readers it is obvious that your view of Dubai is one sided. Governemnt is super efficient here and they proactively work on every challenge. Even in this downturn this place is stable, all job losses is just an indication of market fluctuation. Any company would go for restructuring to steer the company through difficult times.

You should have given an unbiased view of Dubai.

THE VIEW NORTH, NEAR BURJ DUBAI | Photograph by Lauren Greenfield
THE VIEW NORTH, NEAR BURJ DUBAI | Photograph by Lauren Greenfield

Today, the prospect of a complete collapse in Dubai drove the markets down significantly (S&P 500 equity futures contract show a potential drop on Wall Street of 2.2 per cent tomorrow)… and over the next week we may have another Iceland on our hands.

There’s a lot of abandoned wealth there also:

Police have found more than 3,000 cars outside Dubai’s international airport in recent months. Most of the cars – four-wheel drives, saloons and “a few” Mercedes – had keys left in the ignition.

This video was made in February.. and it’s been a fast downward spiral since.

It shows that the “too big to fail” assumption is just plain wrong, and it is a preclude of things to come.

They should have used a New York Credit Repair company to help.

Hiding the Decline – The Real Chart

November 26th, 2009 | 1 Comment | Posted in environment

real hockey stick chart

Now the data is available, and the “trick” has been removed, here’s the accurate graphic showing the deleted data in red.

For the very first time, the Climategate Letters “archived” the deleted portion of the Briffa MXD reconstruction of “Hide the Decline” fame – see here. Gavin Schmidt claimed that the decline had been “hidden in plain sight” (see here. ). This isn’t true.

The post-1960 data was deleted from the archived version of this reconstruction at NOAA here and not shown in the corresponding figure in Briffa et al 2001. Nor was the decline shown in the IPCC 2001 graph, one that Mann, Jones, Briffa, Folland and Karl were working in the two weeks prior to the “trick” email (or for that matter in the IPCC 2007 graph, an issue that I’ll return to.)

A retrieval script follows...

Hopefully this accurate graph will be updated on all websites soon.

And now it’s time to follow the money…

Jimmy Carter Stupid

November 26th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Obama

Don Imus is back and shares some Obama gold with Sean Hannity…

I think – I mean, I don’t know – I think he’s so – I think he’s a decent guy. And, OK, let me finish. And I think he’s fine. But I think he’s so happy to be president, and just the way he acts. And that little snapping his fingers and bopping around behind the podium when he reads the teleprompter about whatever he wants to do. I mean he’s really thrilled to death to be president. And that’s fine.” Imus said.

Google and Michelle Obama

November 26th, 2009 | 10 Comments | Posted in Tech Goodies

Google Runs Ads Over Racist Michelle Obama Image

Apparently, when you do an search for Michelle Obama, choose “images” instead of web results, some interesting things come up..

First, Google asks if you’d like to find “Related searches: michelle obama monkey”

And if you look to the top, you’ll notice the ad:

michelle-obama-beauty

You’d wonder why the fuss..
It’s because someone put up an image (since removed) of a doctored photo:

michelle-obama-offensive

Inside Google’s ad:

We apologize if you’ve had an upsetting experience using Google. We hope you understand our position regarding offensive results.

There’s a lot more like this in the results:

michelle Obama questionable image

michelle-obama-beautiful

They’ve even posted unflattering images of the first lady:

Fat Michelle Obama

It makes sense… I was always puzzled why the number one image that people come to my blog for using Google image search is:

obama Accorn and smoking

It’s odd that when you search George Bush Monkey, Google hasn’t run an ad… on the offensive meter, these are much worse.

But, it’s great to know that Google is out there looking after us.

Minnesotans for Global Warming

November 25th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in environment

New video on the subject:

Sign the petition.. winter’s almost here.

The protest way back in 2007:

The Counter To The Global Warming Hoax

November 23rd, 2009 | 1 Comment | Posted in activists

Smoke stacks (LOC)

Global warming science alarming, say climate experts

Three UK groups studying climate change have issued an unprecedented statement about the dangers of failing to cut emissions of greenhouse gases.

Their comments came ahead of crunch UN climate talks in Copenhagen next month.

‘Loss of wildlife’

In a statement calling for action to cut carbon emissions, institutions said evidence for “dangerous, long-term and potentially irreversible climate change” was growing.

Global carbon dioxide levels have continued to rise, Arctic summer ice cover declined sharply in 2007 and 2008, and the last decade has been the warmest on average for 150 years.

Persistent drought in Australia and rising sea levels in the Maldives were further indicators of possible future patterns, they said.

Okee Dokee.. see here.

Creative Commons License photo credit: The Library of Congress

Sunday Night Memories: ET

November 22nd, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Oddities

Who could forget this classic..now updated for 2009.

I think I drove by this ET on East Hastings. Very un-PC.


Boy Finds Own Real-Life E.T.

What Going Rouge Means To Liberals.

November 22nd, 2009 | 3 Comments | Posted in Obama

In 2010 it’s almost certain that there will be a shift in power, as Obama loses congress…

But it could get much worse. American Democrats are now getting concerned about 2012.

Will Sarah Palin run? What will this mean? Here’s a short video that gives you the answers.


More on the Palin-mania that has begun on the left… from those that haven’t even read the book.

Sarah Palin, WWE Star

Obama knows the long odds against a right-wing populist winning the presidency, no matter how good she looks in a skirt or running clothes, brandishing a gun. He shouldn’t be too cocky, however, because the death of the center is ultimately a problem for him and the whole country. If the Palinistas seize the GOP, they probably cannot take the White House. But their brand of no-prisoners partisanship sure can tie up Congress.

Obama is a left wing populist by the way.

She is the country’s first WWE politician — a cartoon combatant who inspires stadiums full of frustrated middle American followers who will cheer for her against whichever villain they trot out, be it Newsweek, Barack Obama, Katie Couric, Steve Schmidt, the Mad Russian, Randy Orton or whoever. Her followers will not know that she is the perfect patsy for our system, designed as it is to channel popular anger in any direction but a useful one, and to keep the public tied up endlessly in pointless media melees over meaningless nonsense (melees of the sort that develop organically around Palin everywhere she goes). Like George W. Bush, even Palin herself doesn’t know this, another reason she’s such a perfect political tool.

With Going Rogue, the 2012 reality show has already begun. As brainless political theater, she can’t be topped. It’s just too bad for conservatives that she happens to be unsustainably divisive and, as Newsweek points out, a really good bet to permanently marginalize the Republican party by reducing it to a pissed-off, semi-coherent mob that repulses independent voters on a visceral level. To paraphrase John Doman’s Deputy Ops Rawls character from The Wire, she’s “brilliant — fuckin’ shame it’s gonna end our careers, but still.”

His rant sounds exactly like Obama.

Unsustainable divisive… a pissed-off, semi-coherent mob that repulses independent voters on a visceral level…

Think Move-on.org, Daily Kos, Huffington Post. They sure don’t like the fact Sarah is following their model from the other side. Hope And Change.

Here’s a great video showing  a left woman goes off the deep end. Watch the lady on the left – and see if you can name her.