Saturday, April 19, 2014

And speaking of Aussies:

Perhaps one of the most costly bloody and disastrous battles in history:

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I Never Get Tired of This Song





And speaking of Aussies:



Perhaps one of the most bloody and disastrous battles in history.

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Awe

Russel Peters Again

Arrrgh!

I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos lately. This one, about the Vikings, is very interesting:

I like this one. Ivor the Boneless! He must have been one awesome dude.



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Don't Tell Le Bebe

Global Weirding

Moore Equals Less in Global Warming Denial
"'There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth's atmosphere over the past 100 years.'

That statement is from Senate testimony from Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, a scientist himself, albeit one in the consulting business these days. The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change would beg to differ."
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"Moore takes direct aim at the methodology behind the IPCC findings. Rather than measurable proof, he said, the scientists are relying on computer models, which are only as accurate as their human programmers.

"We may think it sophisticated, but we cannot predict the future with a computer model any more than we can make predictions with crystal balls, throwing bones, or by appealing to the gods," he said in his written testimony in February."
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"Moore doesn't dispute that the world is warming. Global warming, he said, is a good thing. Don't worry. Be happy.

[H]umans are a tropical species. We evolved at the equator in a climate where freezing weather did not exist. The only reasons we can survive these cold climates are fire, clothing, and housing. It could be said that frost and ice are the enemies of life, except for those relatively few species that have evolved to adapt to freezing temperatures during this Pleistocene Ice Age. It is "extremely likely" that a warmer temperature than today's would be far better than a cooler one.

Presumably, we will enjoy longer summers at whatever is left of the beach. An open shipping channel across the Arctic Sea. Bikinis as formal wear. A bigger market for sunscreen. The benefits boggle the mind."
Notice that old canard about "open shipping lanes" in the Arctic. The warmanistas are sooo ignorant of both planetary and human history.

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Is This The Arab Spring...

Friday, April 18, 2014

What Did I Tell Ya?

Keystone XL pipeline will not be completed this year, U.S. agencies told

The One is kicking the can down the road so as to ensure the Democrats another term.

More here and here.

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Scientific/Academic Fraud

Manipulating Information To Overstate Global Warming
"Exaggerating the degree and impact of climate change has been part of the global warming alarmists' strategy. Now it seems even academics are doing it, publishing a paper that provides a "rationale" for lying.

Stirring up fear over man-made global warming isn't a new approach for the alarmists. Years ago many said it was acceptable to embellish global warming and its effects. After all, the public doesn't get it, and it's for their own good.

Fuhai Hong and Xiaojian Zhao, economics professors at Asian universities, recently published a paper titled "Information Manipulation and Climate Agreements," in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Was this a handbook for twisting the truth? In their abstract, Hong and Zhao note that "it appears that news media and some pro-environmental organizations have the tendency to accentuate or even exaggerate the damage caused by climate change." But rather than try to introduce facts and get the science right, they appear to come to the aid of the exaggerators.

"This article," they write, "provides a rationale for this tendency. ... We find that the information manipulation has an instrumental value."

Hong and Zhao say their paper has been misrepresented by the media. In an explanation they sent to food and agriculture economist Jayson Lusk, who last month "raised some questions about the ultimate desirability of information manipulation," the authors say they were looking at media bias in two ways: one, why it exists; two, what its outcome is.

In a note to the press, the authors vow that "we never advocate lying on climate change."

But as Lusk noted in an earlier comment on the paper, the authors constructed "a mathematical model to suggest that exaggerating consequences can have positive impacts by getting people to 'do the right thing.'"

There's also this statement: "Our key result — that overpessimism alleviates the underparticipation problem — implies that the propaganda of climate skepticism may be detrimental to the society."

So maybe they would "never advocate lying on climate change," yet they approve of using propaganda and silencing or marginalizing skeptics?

At least they're not in favor of, as far as we know, arresting global warming skeptics. That can't be said of some, including journalist Adam Weinstein and assistant philosophy professor Lawrence Torcello.

But these two should be a reminder: The growing extremism is a sign that the global warming/climate change scare is losing its strength."

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Missing Malaysian Flight 370 Found...

...over Cobourg - er - Lincoln. All this time they've been searching in the wrong place.

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Beatles Reunited

You say hello.

Rob Ford to officially kick off mayoralty campaign tonight

And I say goodbye.

Marois has no regrets as she issues tearful goodbye after election defeat.



There's nothing new under to sun. (PS: That video of the Beatles really sucks.)

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Maybe You Can Buy Oil...

When They're Killing Each Other...

Beware The Ides Of April..

...Seems it's National Stab Someone to Death Day, all across Canada.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Baby Grandson, Making Great Progress

And Mommy. looking very, very happy. Grandma has to do a happy dance now.

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Hey! Line Up The Old Folks...

Italy court orders Berlusconi to do community service
"An Italian court on Tuesday ordered former Prime Minister and billionaire tycoon Silvio Berlusconi to do a year of community service in an old person's home in a symbolic but humiliating punishment for tax fraud.

The flamboyant 77-year-old media magnate will have to work at the centre "one day a week and for not less than four hours", Milan judge Pasquale Nobile De Santis said in his ruling published by Italian media."
...Should be able to scam them out of their money.
Bunga! Bunga!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Amazing Photos...

...some of which are very cute:

The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Side Splitting

What Would Little Miss...

...Muffet think of this?

harvestmen-daddylonglegs





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Cool!!



I've traveled through the Alberta badlands. It is truly an amazing place - not to mention surreal.

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BWHAHAHAHA!!!

Thieves can’t crack Barrie shop safe, make off with $15K in hair-removal products
"Police say thieves who broke into a business in Barrie, Ont., stripped it of $15,000 worth of hair-removal products after they failed to crack the store’s safe.

Investigators say that before the store was broken into it’s believed the burglars cut the power, which disabled the alarm system.

The thieves then cut a hole in the building’s rear wall, and once inside they failed to pry open the store’s safe.

They then got into the store’s display area and grabbed the hair-removal products before fleeing."

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Must Be A Dipper


Drunken phone threats against Premier Brad Wall, PM Harper gets Regina man probation

``Frustrated over problems with his workers' compensation, an intoxicated David McKenzie phoned CTV Regina to complain - and ended up threatening to shoot Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Premier Brad Wall and CTV staff``

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