Sunday, December 28, 2014

Why Corrupt Governments LOVE Wind and Solar Farm Ponzi Schemes

Western economies have been devastated by overspending, under-taxation, growing energy costs and competition from cheap non-union producers (notably China).
"We" don't make anything anymore.
The Liberal Governed Province of Ontario, from whence I write, is about as corrupt as a "democratic" government can get. Prior to the last election, they wasted $1 Billion to relocate 2 gas plants because there was a risk of losing the ridings. Then they hired an outsider to delete all the emails between top officials.  This, a few years after their Minister of Energy, without authorization, signed a $9 Billion contract with Samsung to build windfarms forever in Ontario.
Ontario can't afford to make autoparts anymore. Energy costs and union wages are too expensive. Food processing is closing down and moving because it isn't feasible to process our own tomatoes here.
So what do the "Lieberals" do? The same as other bankrupt governments.
They cling to the life raft of  "renewables" which not only saves the planet, but also on the surface generates jobs. But, of course, they don't generate jobs because the energy it produces is too expensive - it is not, and never will be, a viable product.
The job "creation" is in fact a transfer of wealth - from taxes of people who pay taxes, to people employed in making "renewables". It's very similar to hiring one guy to dig a hole, and then hire another guy to fill it in. Both of them working long enough that when their jobs are over, they can draw unemployment insurance, which is a transfer of funds from ALL Canadian taxpayers.
Now, with their successfully fooling Ontario residents with this scheme, they can move on to "carbon taxes". Which sucks money out of everyone's pocket, so the Liberals can give it to their friends.
And as evidenced by the last election, which saw the Liberals give huge wage increases to teachers and other union workers, there are enough people on the government dole and in government jobs, to win the election.
Time for the torches and pitchforks.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The G77... There's a "G77"?

I expect that they are 11 times more noisy than the G7....
And collectively have an economy 1/11th of the G7.
And every member is 11 times more corrupt than any member of the G7, which is really saying something.
I suspect that all 77 members have 1/11th  number of patents and books published of any member of the G7.
And I suspect the chatter among themselves is fascinating.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Newsweek: Really Says $1B UN Enviro Bucks Used to Build Coal Plants

So Japan used a pile of UN money designated to save the planet from hated CO2, to finance Japanese companies building efficient, cheap coal generators in Indonesia...

It is not about saving the planet, it's about taking money from one place - successful economies - and giving it to basket-case corrupt economies.

A Billion UN Enviro Bucks Spent on Indo Coal Plants

Saturday, December 06, 2014

When Environmental Activists Get Their Way... Towns Die....

Protestors Force Plant to Close / Town's Largest Employer & Taxpayer

Richard Brooks, forest campaign co-ordinator with Greenpeace Canada, responded to the Resolute's criticism by saying the company can only blame itself.
"A forest products company like Resolute needs to demonstrate the commitment to sustainability," he said in an e-mail.
"This is where Resolute's leadership urgently needs to re-focus their efforts for the sake of the long-term health of the forest and viability of their operations and the communities that depend on them.”

Friday, December 05, 2014

Remembering Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton was a brilliant and enormously successful writer. He was the prototype of Hollywood heroes; handsome, a doctor, rich. Sort of the exact opposite of Michael Moore; except for the rich part. He would have been expected to be a member of the in-crowd which can be loosely described as liberal, pro-government, pro-wealth transfer, and pro-everything to do with humans wearing hair shirts for driving SUVs etc. But he wasn't.

He is what has been referred to as a "denier"; because he refuses to accept the "consensus" that mankind is causing the global warming that is resulting is us all freezing in our woolies... (note: of course the truth as Crichton knows it, "deniers" are actually the truth tellers and the real consensus does not agree that the settled science is that man is causing "climate change").

From Michael in reference to his book,  "State of Fear".

Imagine that there is a new scientific theory that warns of an impending crisis, and points to a way out. 

This theory quickly draws support from leading scientists, politicians and celebrities around the world. Research is funded by distinguished philanthropies, and carried out at prestigious universities. The crisis is reported frequently in the media. The science is taught in college and high school classrooms. 
I don't mean global warming. I'm talking about another theory, which rose to prominence a century ago.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Occams Razor and Household Waste

Illegal dumping of waste is replacing drugs as organized crime money maker...
More evidence of the stupidity of modern government.
J. Delingpole of the Daily Mail

Link Here

My comments...
The principle of Occam's Razor is: “Of several acceptable explanations for a phenomenon, the simplest is preferable, provided that it takes all circumstances into account.”
So what would be the application of this theory to garbage pickup and disposal?
The simplest way to deal with garbage in a city is for everyone to simply put out his or her garbage in a bag (or bags) and someone comes along and picks it up. No muss no fuss.
Our current approach to garbage pickup includes centralizing it as much as possible in one entity with municipal employees making substantially more money and getting considerably sweeter
fringe benefits than equivalent employees in the private sector enjoy. It requires residents to carefully sort their garbage into various piles and store it for a week. It is picked up and put on a
truck, taken off the truck and put on a much bigger truck which then drives it about 100 miles, dumps it and then turns around and drives back a hundred miles empty. Certain types of trash:
paper, plastic and organic waste (mixed with nonorganic waste) are treated differently; theoretically it would be sold to be reused.
Problem is that most - almost all -  of these sorted waste products have no buyers or are contaminated so they are stored in warehouses.
Much of the world has taken advantage of new technologies by making a gas from the rubbish or burning it to create additional energy from waste.
This utopian solution works almost everywhere, but not in Canada.
Why? Because this would somehow violate our shepherding of the planet and eliminate a large number of government jobs. This without taking into account the environmental costs of treating
garbage like a VIP limo patron and driving it a hundred miles and then burying it which then results in previously appointed farm land spewing methane.
Is there a prospect that the simplest, least expensive and most environmentally sound method of disposing of our detritus will ever be seen in Toronto?
With the gang now running city hall not any more chance than a householder not having at least one maggot attack during the course of a warm summer.
In a postmodern world garbage removal is like everything else that government does these days: form wins out over function.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Tallbloke et al Release Compendium of Cancelled Journal Articles

PRP Special Issue of Canceled "Pattern Recognition" Journal...

What some people don't want other people to know...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Sickness of Wind Turbines

Larry Solomon reveals the other downside (after killing birds and bats) of Wind Turbines

Financial Post - Lawrence Solomon

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Movie: Voyage to the Bottom of Sanity: Climate Change from 1961

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
The new, state of the art nuclear 
submarine Seaview is on diving trials in the Arctic Ocean. The Seaview is designed and built by scientist and engineering genius Admiral Harriman Nelson (USN-Ret) (Walter Pidgeon). Captain Lee Crane (Robert Sterling) is the Seaview'sCommanding Officer. One of the on-board observers is Dr. Susan Hiller (Joan Fontaine), studying crew-related stress. The mission includes being out of radio contact for 96 hours while under the Arctic ice cap, but the ice begins to crack and melt, with boulder-size pieces crashing into the ocean around the submarine. Surfacing, they discover fire burning in the sky resulting in a world-threatening increase in heat all across the Earth. Bergan informs Nelson that the President wants him at a UN Emergency Scientific Meeting as soon as possible.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

CBC uses old Polish coal plant pic when talking about Canada's greenhouse gas emissions.

Media as political propaganda outlets....

In a study a few years back of CBC reporters not one.... zero.... voted Conservative.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

From "The Prussian": The Climate Research Unit at The UEA Breaks the Hockey Stick

The following report from the University of East Anglia, about the Climate Research Unit, says:

"CRU publications repeatedly emphasize the discrepancy between instrumental and tree-based proxy reconstructions of temperature during the late 20th century, but presentations of this work by the IPCC and others have sometimes neglected to highlight this issue. 

"Got that?  CRU scientists have been pointing out, repeatedly, that proxy reconstructions (the hockeystick) are not as solid as all that, but the IPCC has been known to ‘neglect to highlight’ this point."

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Anti-Fossilistas are Pro-Poverty

The biggest difference between impoverished nations and wealthy ones is access to inexpensive energy. Rich nations have become that way by using fossil fuels, hydro power and nuclear plants. People in the poorest countries burn dung for heat and to cook food. The people in these poorest countries have no means of freezing food to preserve it; they rely on spices to both preserve meats and to hide the taste of pre-rotting flesh.

Inexpensive, reliable energy - provided mostly (and realistically ONLY) by fossil fuels - allow factories to be built, which provide jobs for ordinary people and create wealth in a town or country. (Note: Hydro and Nuke are reliable and cheap over time, but with huge initial costs.) With this wealth schools, universities and hospitals can be built and entire societies changed from hand-to-mouth existence to generative ones that allow for invention and artistic, leisure and cultural pursuits.

The reason I write this is because our power bill this month was $500, in a small house with 2 people. Last year for this month it was about $250. Why? Because the provincial government, the licensor of the energy monopoly in Ontario, made a multi-billion commitment to windmills that are incredibly unproductive and more incredibly expensive. Companies that make these contraptions or try and sell energy produced by them only exist because of the government subsidy. Our extra $3000 / year (times 4 million households) allows these companies to, among other things, support some politicians and campaign against others.

Those people who protest use of fossil fuels are either disingenuous, in someone's pocket, Bolsheviks who despise anyone but themselves having wealth, uneducated or unable to understand science and economics, or refugees from the 60s looking for meaning.

They need to be ignored or they will be creating a destiny of impoverishment for our (and their) society's future generations.

Friday, September 26, 2014

The AGW PR Strategy from Hoggan Associates / Desmog Blog in 2007

From Ranting Stan

From DeSmog Blog Propaganda Manual...
What will really make people act? We also live in a culture in which celebrity rules supreme, and in which 44 per cent of the population is ‘outer-directed’. That is, they have esteem-driven needs, seeking success, recognition and status through acquiring and displaying the ‘right’ brands, fashionable lifestyles and other goods, services and experiences (Rose et al 2005). Cultural Dynamics’ work indicates that the outer-directed section of the UK population offers a ripe opportunity for climate-related behaviour change. People like this want to feel special, and are accustomed to achieving this feeling through what they do and what they buy, rather than what they do not do or do not buy.

Thought I'd Catch Up on Cateret Island in Papua NG to see if Al Gore was correct...

Nope. Not under water yet... But it's still 3 months until 2015

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Weekend of Defiance

This was the weekend of the greatest march in history that will surely save Mother Earth from her murder by evil mankind. I expect like most of these events that the march will be full of sound and fury and ultimately signify nothing.
Meanwhile, I was defying age and gravity by playing in a Masters basketball tournament, in a small city an hour from Toronto on the shores of one of the world's largest fresh water lakes. Now my age is a state secret and to be honest my defiance of gravity would be measured in inches not feet. But these defiances pale when compared to the defiance against science and reality when I arrived at the new and shiny field-house in which the tournament was staged.
It is truly a marvelous facility, bright and new with hardwood slats never before suffering the pounding of the big feet of large males.
Then I went to fill up my water bottle.
Now in a modern world, where decisions were based on theory and proof, not political considerations, this activity would take about 15 seconds. But nooooo. Not now, not here. It took about 5 minutes to capture enough water to prevent my dehydration and death. I have seen a stronger trickle from a faucet with a leaky washer.
And the showers? I had to move around and do a shimmy dance to make my hair just a little bit wet.
Did I mention that my drive to the place was conducted in rain so strong that it pooled on the highway and caused at least one accident? And that it is raining similarly as I write this?
The facility is perhaps one mile from one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world. It probably increased in volume by a foot or so from the rain today.
But the politicians who would have had to sign off on this project needed to have insisted that the facility be 100% earth friendly. Which means, it doesn't matter if people can get enough water to drink or in which to wash their sweaty bodies.
This is not Arizona. Nor is it California, although clearly the stupidities from there have made it up here.
This is Ontario. We have LOTS of water. And we don't need to conserve it. Especially since any water we drink and piss away makes it back into the eco-system.
As a smart guy once said, the biggest different between stupidity and genius, is that there is a limit to genius.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

It Ain't Just Climate Scientists Who Fudge


In what may be a Canadian record, a celebrated and prolific doctor has retracted nine University of Calgary studies that contained bogus data.
In the latest in a string of retractions, Dr. Cory Toth has pulled two reports from the medical literature because data and figures were “manipulated” in his laboratory at the University of Calgary medical school.
“I can’t say whether it’s an official record, but we haven’t seen anyone else in Canada retract that many papers since we launched in 2010,” said Dr. Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retraction Watch, a U.S.-based group that shines light in some of academia’s darker corners. The group alerted the University of Calgary to problems with several of Toth’s studies.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Vicious Beaver Attack May Not be Caused by Global Warming Climate Change

While observers say that such a vicious attack by beavers is known only against trees, it does not mean that its carniforacious appetite isn't caused by Global Warming. "We don't know for sure, but Carbon emitted by humans does seem to be the only possible cause, except for hunger. He might just be extra hungry because so many trees have died because of carbon pollution.

Link to Horrible Story Here

Greener Means Bigger Babies?

 The following study seems to indicate that children born, I surmise, to mothers that live in green, leafy neighbourhoods come in at about an ounce and a half bigger than babies born in less green and leafy neighbourhoods.

Bigger, Greener Babies

The study was done in Vancouver.

This would seem to make some sense, but we have to be careful to distinguish cause from correlation.
Are families in leafy neighbourhoods more wealthy and therefore have better diets? Is there an ethnic bias; are we comparing Anglo-Saxon babies to Asian babies? What about cities that are entirely green (say Abbotsford) compared to cities with very little foliage?

And does size matter?

Friday, September 05, 2014

Snow in Kenya - September 5, 2014 - Limuru Golf Course

Source: Facebook page of a friend of a friend in Nairobi

Canada's "Have Not" Provinces Deny Fracking Benefits

The provinces that can't shoot straight, and seem to enjoy impoverishment and being economic basket cases appear set to ban shale gas recovery.
New Brunswick and Nova Scotia people have faced a propaganda tsunami against shale gas for almost a decade from the usual noises: Tides, WWF, Green Pee, etc. More effort needs to take place to refute the lies told by these lying liars.

Toronto Sun