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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

AGW - so many humbugs, so little time!

When the Democrats try to bring a Cap and Trade bill to the floor of the House or Senate, remember that it is NOT about saving the environment. No Polar Bears will be saved. Nope, Al Gore can safely buy a nine million dollar seafront estate without fear because AGW is a hoax.

It isn't about the Anthropic Global Warming because the globe isn't warming at the moment and even if it was, global warming/cooling is cyclical and driven by the Sun.









Since there isn't any. Really! So what would make all these scientists fudge data and change data? What would cause a systematic revamping of US and Canadian weather stations so that they read higher temps? Why would scientists develop a system of keeping track of North American temperatures that weeds out cooler readings and uses approximations for others? Take some time to investigate.

Let me give you a hint...what ryhmes with that old song (The Beatles throbbed hearts with their version, then Herb Alpert jazzed it up) A Taste Of Honey? From a Broadway play of the same name circa 1960 and recorded on the Please Please Me album by the Beatles before Herb and the boys made it into a hit. Okay, too much information.




What ryhmes with a taste of honey is The Smell Of Money!

Excerpt: "In 2001, a man was apparently working on a device (?) to make carbon trading possible. He filed a patent, then died. His wife onsold this patent application — to Franklin Raines, the CEO of … wait for it, Fannie Mae. The same CEO who has committed massive accounting fraud.



Now the story gets more slippery: In 2000 the Chicago Climate Exchange was helped to get started by the Joyce Foundation. It’s a charity set up years ago, that now manages around a billion in funds. Here’s how Beck tells it:


The Joyce Foundation is like the George Soros’ TIDES Foundation. In fact, it’s actually bigger than TIDES and even funds TIDES. Think of it as a place where uber-rich and powerful liberals like to dump their money into, so the cash can be spread around to their pet projects without a direct link.


There was one influential member on the board of the Joyce Foundation at the time the Chicago Climate Exchange got its seed money; someone instrumental in steering the funds towards the creation of the Chicago Climate Exchange. They were on the board from 1994-2002. The founder of the Chicago Climate Exchange, Richard Sandor, said that he “knew (this person) well,” which is perhaps how the money was awarded to the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where Sandor was a research professor. I’ll get back to that person in a minute.


Who could it be — that one influential member of the board, who was active in getting the CCX started? Apparently it was a man named Barack Obama.


And that patent application owned by the Fannie Mae CEO? It was finally approved by the patent office on Nov. 7, 2006. Coincidentally the day after the Democrats took control of Congress.


So now, Fannie Mae, who is congressionally mandated to “make housing more affordable,” is poised to reap billions on a system that has nothing to do with housing except for that it would make housing costs go up.


There’s more:"

You will hopefully read the whole thing. When you consider your votes in the coming elections, think about what is really behind everything the current administration is doing. It is either about becoming a Socialist Animal Farm or making lots of money or if they play it right? Both.

VAT tax? Cap and Trade? Immigration Reform? Puerto Rico? It's all like a newly rewritten version of The Sting. Guess who is getting the shaft? Oh, and when the government is hiring those jobs are a drag rather than a boost to the economy?

Just a little reality check. Work hard for your conservative candidates and do not fall prey to the lure of third party types. As a colleague recently said, "A vote for a (third party candidate in the Senate race) is half a vote for (The Democrat in the race)."

If your Senator or Representative votes for ANY kind of Cap and Trade/Tax then you know that they are:
  • Stupid
  • Crooked
  • or Both
Mark it down, anyone who votes for any kind of cap and trade bill is happy to throw the economy into a great depression just so Al Gore and Barack Obama and all their cronies can make a few million bucks via the misery of millions of people. You can quote me.

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Now if that Iceland volcano entirealphabetwich or whatever it is, if it is the start of a huge coming volcanic event then we could be in for some big-time COOLING!

The Year Without a Summer 1816

Caused by the 1815 Eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia

Because the explosion of Mount Tambora was very intense, the ash cloud reached the earth’s stratosphere which enabled it to be carried to other parts of the world. Because it takes time for the ash to circulate, it didn’t drastically affect weather patterns in distant places, such as the Northern Hemisphere, until 1816. The dust in the atmosphere caused less sunlight to pass through, thus causing unseasonably cold temperatures.

There were two other volcanoes that erupted in previous years, La Soufriere in Saint Vincent (1812) and Mayon in the Philippines (1814). Although these volcanoes were not as intense, there was existing dust in the atmosphere and Mount Tambora’s ash made it much worse.

In addition to volcanic activity, the sun was going through a period of low magnetic activity called the Dalton Minimum. Low magnetic activity reduces the number of bright spots on the sun making the sun slightly dimmer. When this occurs, the world experiences cooler temperatures.

The Summer of 1816 Around the World

11 comments:

Hawkeye® said...

Radar,
For people like Al Gore global warming has never been about saving the, it's been about the money he can make from it.

For people like Kofi Annan, it's never been about the science, it's been about the transfer of wealth from rich nations to poor nations (with the U.N. taking its cut along the way).

For people like Barack Obama, it's about raising taxes, creating new bureaucracies, and paying off cronies with government jobs.

It always seems to come down to dollars and cents. They want our dollars even if it makes no sense!

Hawkeye® said...

Ooops! That should be "For people like Al Gore global warming has never been about saving the planet..."

Chaos Engineer said...

I'm having trouble following the logic here.

Couldn't Al Gore get just as rich by denying global warming? There's lots of money to be made on both sides of the issue. (Just ask Sarah Palin, if you don't believe me!) If anything, the AGW side probably has more money...because the status quo is naturally supported by established megacorporations, while changing the status quo tends to help smaller upstart companies which have less money for lobbying.

Anyway, if we want to stop elitists like Al Gore and Sarah Palin from getting rich, I don't see how we can do it without having a full-scale socialist revolution.

(Historically, that hasn't worked out well, but I guess we could try again if that's what everybody wants.)

VAT tax? Cap and Trade? Immigration Reform? Puerto Rico?

This is where I completely lost you? Do you think immigration and Puerto Rico are hoaxes, like Global Warming and anti-Global Warming? I'll agree that there's lots of money to be made on both sides of the issues, except maybe the anti-Puerto Rico side.

creeper said...

"For people like Barack Obama, it's about raising taxes"

Or maybe not.

-- creeper

creeper said...

"I don't see how we can do it without having a full-scale socialist revolution."

You're saying this to a guy who goes on about "socialist elitists"...

-- creeper

radar said...

I do not want to insult anyone, but are you seriously not able to see what is going on? The government is going to TAX industry for being productive and US for driving to work and it is going to fatten Obama's wallet and Gore's wallet and all sorts of these guys are going to make money by being complete leeches on the economy and in the process hurt every single honest citizen!

You think there is money being made on GLOBAL COOLING??!! I'm afraid to ask...

radar said...

And the tax link posted by creeper does not take into account that the President and Congress is going to let the Bush tax cuts expire and also that we borrowed money to give taxpayers a refund supposedly to prime the economic pump.

Ordinary folks know we need to obtain our own oil and coal and gas and make business-friendly tax environments. What the Obama Administration has in store for us is going to remind us of the Beatle's song, "Taxman." Only worse. On steroids. With a cherry on top.

radar said...

Sarah Palin?! Seriously? Gore just paid more for his FOURTH HOUSE than Palin's net worth!!!

Chaos Engineer said...

You think there is money being made on GLOBAL COOLING??!! I'm afraid to ask...

Sure. Do you want me to walk you through it?

There's one complicated idea involved, which is the existence of Externalities. (Actually it's not a complicated idea; it's just that many Conservatives have a bit of a blind spot about externalities that don't affect them personally. Anyway, the Wiki article I linked to is a good introduction.)

If Global Warming exists, then that means that people who produce and consume fossil fuels are imposing a negative externality on future generations, which means that they're getting money that they don't deserve.

People who are getting money that they don't deserve have a financial interest in preserving the status quo. So we'd expect them to deny Global Warming, just like the cigarette companies used to deny that smoking was harmful. We'd also expect to see them using part of their profits to fund bogus scientific studies and astroturf projects.

All other things being equal, people who want to preserve the status quo usually have more money than people who want to change the status quo.

Other than that, Sarah Palin hasn't had a national political career for as long as Al Gore, and also she's a lot lazier than he is. But there's no reason she couldn't out-earn him given time and effort.

creeper said...

"The government is going to TAX industry for being productive and US for driving to work"

"is going to"? You're talking as if these things had just been invented...

"and it is going to fatten Obama's wallet"

You mean the taxpayers make out their checks to Obama personally now? Interesting...

But seriously, how do you think Obama benefits from this personally?

"and Gore's wallet"

And how exactly does Gore benefit from Federal tax revenue?

"and all sorts of these guys are going to make money by being complete leeches on the economy and in the process hurt every single honest citizen!"

You do know that taxes are levied for a reason, right? And that "honest citizens" benefit from the things they are spent on?

-- creeper

creeper said...

"And the tax link posted by creeper does not take into account that the President and Congress is going to let the Bush tax cuts expire"

And why should they? How does that affect tax rates right now?

They do, however, take into account that Obama signed into law a great number of tax cuts. That's something that you don't like to take into account, because it doesn't fit your paranoid conspiracy "socialist elitist" narrative.

And it certainly doesn't jibe with Hawkeye's claim that "For people like Barack Obama, it's about raising taxes". Do you guys seriously think that someone like Obama wants to raise taxes for the hell of it? When he campaigned on tax cuts for the middle class and signed a truckload of tax cuts into law?

"and also that we borrowed money to give taxpayers a refund supposedly to prime the economic pump."

And prime the economic pump it did. Which was a good thing that I suspect even you benefited from.

But again, that wasn't what the article was about.

-- creeper