31,000 scientists agree
"There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate,"
"[...] there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth."
Unlike Al Gore the witch-doctor, these scientists are genuinely worried, and for a good reason:
Robinson said the dire warnings about "global warming" have gone far beyond semantics or scientific discussion now to the point they are actually endangering people.
"The campaign to severely ration hydrocarbon energy technology has now been markedly expanded," he said.
"In the course of this campaign, many scientifically invalid claims about impending climate emergencies are being made. Simultaneously, proposed political actions to severely reduce hydrocarbon use now threaten the prosperity of Americans and the very existence of hundreds of millions of people in poorer countries," he said.
Emphasis mine. There's much more, do yourself a favor and go read it all.
Emergences at the BBC:
Phone calls database considered.
Ministers are to consider plans for a database of electronic information holding details of every phone call and e-mail sent in the UK, it has emerged.
That will quickly make one big fat database, nearly impossible to manage but that fine example of government setting audacious efficiency goals is beyond the point.
Worry ye not though, for "civil liberty groups and some political figures" are on the ball...
Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne called the proposals "an Orwellian step too far".
He said ministers had "taken leave of their senses if they think that this proposal is compatible with a free country and a free people".
Good, essential points made and taken. Too bad you didn't stop your clapper right there Mr Huhne. Because this...
"Given the appalling track record of data loss, this state is simply not to be trusted with such private information," said Mr Huhne.
... Is frankly a stupid thing to say. Even if this state was it shouldn't be, and that's the whole point Mr Huhne. I would actually argue that this is the only positive aspect of this sad story: the fact that real life Big Brothers are usually not very good at Big Brothering. Hell hath no fury like an efficient functionnaire.
The loony Left1
in the USA blows a lot of hot air over so-called "illegal" wiretapping, but they couldn't recognize a police state if it bit them in the bottom. Let's have a quick comparative study:
In the USA, they might eavesdrop on Ahmed when he happens to call Ali in Abroadistan, and Ali happens to be quite famous among the Intelligence community for his skills at planning mass murder in the name of Allah.
, Britain in this case, they plan to record Rupert's call to Mommy in Somewhereshire on Mother's Day and Linda's email to Rupert's younger brother John that reads: "I think he suspects something. Do come in tomorrow, he's going to visit Mother. XOXO Linda". Plus just about everybody else's including, thanks to sheer luck and probability curves, a few potential mass murder plotters if they happen to be stupid enough to use their real names and plot through their own fixed phones3
For all its ills, at least the Bush Administration goes after the enemies of the People. For every State monkey in Europe however, the enemy is
The Obama campaign offers several logos
for many kinds of activists ("Latinos for Obama", "Americans abroad for Obama", "Women for Obama", "African Americans for Obama",
"Bitter White Country Folks for Obama"1
) but some of his most high profile supporters were missing.
No problemo. I'll help.
Hamas and Hezbollah Jihadists can download their "Hamas (et al) for Obama" wallpaper here:
— Wide: 1680x1050
Hillary is a tough adversary
. Methinks Barack Hussein
Obama will need all the support he can get.
Attention, attention: this endorsement is now officially part of a special Right Wing Conspiracy
Well, I'm not holding my breath waiting for France 2 and their abject scumbag of a "reporter" Charles Enderlin to "admit to the(ir) fraudulent report, publicly clear the State of Israel and the Israel Defense Forces of any fault and publish an official apology to the families of the hundreds of terror victims who were killed and/or injured as a result of their fraudulent report." re the al-Dura affair, but it would be a good thing indeed if these (French state owned and ran) mouthpieces of Palestinian terrorism were barred from making up their stories from within Israel.
Press release below, note the, well, important note
(indeed) on the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, enabled by Charles Enderlin and France 2's fraudulent report:
HIGH COURT TO HEAR SHURAT HADIN'S PETITION TO REVOKE FRENCH 2 TV'S PRESS CREDENTIALS
WHO: Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, Director, Shurat HaDin Charles Enderlin, France 2 TV, Israel Government Press Office (GPO)
WHAT: Shurat HaDin Israel Law Center v. France 2, Charles Enderlin, & Israel Government Press Office
WHERE: Israel's Supreme Court Building, Jerusalem, Israel
WHEN: Monday, May 12, 2008 - 09:00 AM
NEWS ITEM: Israel's Supreme Court will hear arguments against France 2 and reporter Charles Enderlin on the demand that their press credentials in Israel be revoked as a result of their fraudulent news report in regards to the death of 12-year-old Mohammad al-Dura on September 30, 2000.
The Plaintiff, Shurat Hadin Israel Law Center, is demanding that France 2, and its reporter Charles Enderlin no longer be permitted to practice journalism in Israel until such time as they admit to the fraudulent report, publicly clear the State of Israel and the Israel Defense Forces of any fault and publish an official apology to the families of the hundreds of terror victims who were killed and/or injured as a result of their fraudulent report.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Among the many murders committed by terrorists to "avenge" the death of al-Dura was the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl. His murderers clearly cited the death of al-Dura as one of the reasons he was murdered. This is but one of the many cases in which the fraud perpetrated by Charles Enderlin and France 2 caused harm to an innocent individual - in this case the death of a fellow journalist.
For More Information or to schedule an interview please contact: Nitsana Darshan-Leitner America (011). Europe 00 972.52.383.7020 or Mike Cohen (011).(00) 972.54.499.6453
Shurat HaDin - Israel Law Center is a Jewish human rights institute based in Israel and staffed by some of the country's leading activist attorneys.
Shurat HaDin is dedicated to providing legal representation and resources for the numerous courtroom struggles, which are being waged in the Israeli, American and European courts on behalf of the Jewish State and serves as a central clearinghouse and litigation base for the multifarious legal battles that have been thrust upon Israel's citizens during recent years.
Kick them out, and dry the swamp. One journalist at a time.
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Larry's a poet. But he works for an advertising agency.
On display in Paris, one of the latest ads for the Eurostar is symptomatic of everything that's wrong with France in particular, and the Eurozone in general.
On le jour 359 de Sarko
, Damian the last survivor of what was probably the most cleverly named blog ever ("Pave France, the British need more parking") brilliantly deconstructs the absurdity
. Indeed, only in France could one devise an ad sporting a Communist sociopath
as the Lord and Savior just to promote a leisure trip to an English pub—and these people, remember, fancy themselves as highly cultured and sophisticated.
With Cuba in a sort of post-Communist dictatorship limbo and China moving steadily towards Nationalism and Militarism hidden behind a gross caricature of Capitalism, my money is on France to remain the last of the genuine Communist country—spiritually, if not practically—after all have vanished in the cesspool of History.
Visible à Paris, l'une des dernières pubs pour l'Eurostar est symptomatique de tout ce qui ne va pas avec la France en particulier et l'Eurozone en générale.
En ce jour 359 de Sarko
, Damian, le dernier survivant de ce qui fut sans doute le blog le plus astucieusement nommé ("Pave France, the British need more parking") déconstruit brillamment l'absurdité
. Il n'y a qu'en France, en effet, que l'on pouvait concevoir une annonce représentant un sociopathe Communiste
comme le Christ Sauveur, juste pour la promotion d'un voyage d'agrément vers un pub britannique—et ces gens là, ne l'oublions pas, aiment à se décrire comme hautement cultivés et sophistiqués.
Avec Cuba dans les limbes d'une sorte de post-dictature Communiste et la Chine avançant inexorablement vers nationalisme et militarisme sous le couvert d'une caricature grossière du Capitalisme, je parie sur la France pour rester le dernier pays communiste—dans l'esprit, sinon dans la lettre—lorsque tous auront disparu dans la fosse d'aisance de l'Histoire.