Big Numbers, Small Numbers


Brad S.:

You too can combat global hysteria!

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach

I read a paper today that said that there are no less than 270,000,000 kilograms of plastic in the ocean, which is about half a billion pounds plus of plastic. So … is this a big number or a small number?

The story is at the Guardian, and they’ve illustrated it with the following picture:

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Regarding the story, as usual the Guardian doesn’t disappoint—it hypes the danger of the half-billion pounds of plastic. Hey, good news doesn’t sell newspapers, so I can’t fault them. In any case, they say:

More than five trillion pieces of plastic, collectively weighing nearly 269,000 tonnes, are floating in the world’s oceans, causing damage throughout the food chain, new research has found.

Now, I suppose that the good folks at the Grauniad think that with their picture they are showing the “damage throughout the food chain” that they claim plastics…

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Vox Popoli: The banality of US evil


Vox Popoli: The banality of US evil

Eric Garner died in a New York minute because “soft despotism” turned hard enough to kill him in cold blood. There was no anger there, no hate; the police simply failed to grasp the moral disproportion between the “crimes” he wasn’t even committing at the time and their use of force. And an investigating grand jury did no better.

Vox Popoli: The banality of US evil.

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December 8, 2014 · 2:54 pm

Friday Funny: Over a Century’s Worth of Failed Eco-Climate Quotes and Disinformation


Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Compiled by Tom Scott

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Please note that many of these quotes were taken almost verbatim from various sources, but I have made a effort to verify each before inclusion. (See at end for a partial list of sources)

Before getting to the climate quotes, I offer the following in order to provide a feel for the sociopolitical background in which modern climate science must operate. This article is not meant to impugn all who practice the art of climate science, but to provide the reader with some idea of the historical turmoil in the arena, some of the conclusions drawn by its practitioners, and the continuing pressures to create dire climate prognostication for self-serving and political purposes.

Two quotes from H.L. Mencken:

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it with an endless…

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Obama’s Climate Deal with China Backfires


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Who do you think is going to be the biggest recipient of those funds to build out the supposed “green infrastructure” projects for these so-called developing countries? China of course!
More crony-capitalism, more corporate welfare, more robbery of the western middle class to fund the global elites.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Emboldened China Plays $100 Billion Trump Card

hu-obama-pokerChina offered new details on its commitment to rein in greenhouse gases and called on rich nations to speed up delivery of the $100 billion in annual climate-related aid they’ve promised by 2020. Su Wei, China’s lead climate negotiator, coupled his comments on China’s commitment with a call to accelerate funding for climate aid, shifting the pressure to industrialized nations, led by the U.S. and European Union, to do their part toward reaching an agreement next year.  The “$10 billion is just one 10th of that objective,” and “we do not have any clear road map of meeting that target for 2020,” Su said. Climate aid is “a trust-building process,” he added. Alex Morales and Reed Landberg, Bloomberg, 5 December 2014

Rich nations’ pledges of almost $10 billion to a green fund to help poor nations cope with global warming are “far…

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The #1 Cause of our Problems Today …


Brad S.:

Cronyism merely steals your wealth. Liberalism and progressive ideology steals your soul.

Originally posted on therightwingextremist:

For those of you who read Zerohedge you will be familiar with Tyler Durden’s ability t constantly supply insightful commentary on whats happening in our financial markets today and why …I have never read a treatment of this topic spelled out so that even the unsophisticated can understand it and in doing so he is calling out the shadow government who is quickly putting this country on a collision course with its own destruction and enslavement. This great article written by Mark Jeftovic  will wake a few more people up to what’s really happening, by whom, and why!  E

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Cronyism In The 21st Century

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/21/2014 22:48 -040

Authored by Mark E. Jeftovic, CEO easyDNS Technologies; originally posted at DollarVigilante.com,

Ghandi was once asked, “What do you think about Western Civilization?” to which he famously replied “I think it’s a good idea.” He may as…

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The Gruberization of environmental policies


Brad S.:

The title should be:”EPA Rolls Back Human Health, Safety, and Prosperity”.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

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Accumulation of fraudulent EPA regulations impacts energy, economy, jobs, families and health

Guest essay by Paul Driessen

Call it the Gruberization of America’s energy and environmental policies.

Former White House medical consultant Jonathan Gruber pocketed millions of taxpayer dollars before infamously explaining how ObamaCare was enacted. “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” he said. “It was really, really critical to getting the bill passed.” At least one key provision was a “very clever basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter.”

The Barack Obama/Gina McCarthy Environmental Protection Agency is likewise exploiting its lack of transparency and most Americans’ lack of scientific understanding. EPA bureaucrats and their hired scientists, pressure groups and PR flacks are getting rich and powerful by implementing costly, punitive, dictatorial regulations “for our own good,” and pretending to be honest and publicly spirited.

EPA’s latest regulatory onslaught is its “Clean…

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The Role of the Media in Aiding and Abetting the Deceptions Seen in Climategate


Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Guest opinion. Dr. Tim Ball

I knew I was having an impact as a skeptic when I received a call from George Monbiot, reporter for The Guardian. I told him as much. I said I would answer questions about the science. Of course, the first question was about funding, because he had already determined the story and only sought quotes to fit the narrative or to pretend he had balance. I said I had never received funding from any energy company and started to talk about the science. The interview ended.

Monbiot did express outrage when the emails were leaked, but it was about the response of the CRU.

“Why was CRU’s response to this issue such a total car crash?”

He then justified their behavior because,

Climate sceptics have lied, obscured and cheated for years. That’s why we climate rationalists must uphold the highest standards of science.

Apparently struggling…

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What To Do When Things No Longer Make Sense?


What to do when things no longer make sense? Lately I get this feeling that I am living in some alternate reality where nothing makes any sense. Representatives of the people no longer represent their wishes or values…the executive has put the best interests of the people he serves behind the party he belongs too […]

http://therightwingextremist.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/what-to-do-when-things-no-longer-make-sense/

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Obama Ignored US Embassy’s Warnings On Climate Change Speech


Brad S.:

You want a carbon neutral energy source for the future? Nuclear is the only viable one.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

US_Embassy_Seal[1]Obama’s Climate Fiasco Drives Aussies Closer To India & China

Barack  Obama defied the advice of his embassy in Canberra to deliver a stinging attack on the Abbott government’s climate policies in Brisbane last weekend. The US embassy, under the leadership of ambassador John Berry, advised the President, through his senior staff, not to couch his climate change comments in a way that would be seen as disobliging to the Abbott government, sources have revealed. Historians of the US-Australia relationship are unable to nominate a case of a visiting president making such a hostile speech for the host government. — Greg Sheridan, The Australian, 23 November 2014

The United States embassy in Canberra advised President Barack Obama not to make the provocative, anti-Abbott speech on climate change which he made at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. That the President acted against the advice of his own embassy reveals a…

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Check Your Privilege!


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