Friday, March 27, 2015

Baby Bums

Give The Kurds A Homeland

You Can't Make This Shit Up

Crying Now

Yay!!!

When they're killing each other, don't stop them.

More here and here.

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Truthtelling

Yay, Aussies

Australia’s Leader Strikes Massive Blow Against Muslims on Welfare
"Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott ruffled liberal feathers across Australia this week, announcing a series of new measures designed to curb Muslim extremists’ freedom and influence.

Among other measures, Abbott announced that Australia will begin denying welfare to individuals thought to be possible terror threats. He clearly linked Muslims extremism with welfare abuse, pointing out that dozens of Australians now fighting against freedom in the Middle East had received welfare while living in Australia.

Abbott didn’t stop at welfare either. He indicated Australia will begin to revoke passports from some individuals with dual nationality and curb overseas travel.

Each of these measures is meant to reduce the mobility of potential Islamic extremists who would either seek to strike inside Australia or bolster the ranks of the Islamic State terror group in the Middle East.

Abbott made his motivation and intentions very clear. “For too long, we have given those who might be a threat to our country the benefit of the doubt,” he said. “We will never sacrifice our freedoms in order to defend them, but we will not let our enemies exploit our decency either.”

Abbott didn’t confine his remarks to policy either. In a statement many Americans will regret didn’t come from our own president, Abbott charged moderate Muslims to take responsibility for what is happening inside their religion and take steps to stop radical Islamic violence"

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Can Hardly Wait

Earth Hour is fast approaching, and I have plans. I, as usual, will turn on every electrical appliance, every lamp and every ceiling fixure in the house for the hour. I will, if I really, feel like it, turn my car on and leave the garage door open. Might bake some cookies during the hour so I can enjoy something sweet. If anyone has any other ideas, please share. The only thing I won't do is open the frig and freezer compartment, cause I don't want my food to spoil. We'll see if the earth notices.

Oh, and I might leave the doors open to let some fresh air (cold fresh air, that is).

Earth Hour based on a myth
"Earth Hour 2015 demonstrates how radical climate activists are ruining the credibility of the environmental movement. Rather than concentrating on sensible objectives we can accomplish such as reducing real air, land and water pollution, protecting species at risk, and conserving scarce resources, Earth Hour focuses mainly on the impossible: ‘stopping climate change.’

In the Earth Hour 2015 Official Video, we are told:

“Earth Hour is a way for the citizens of the world to send clear message they want action on climate change” (UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon).

“If we don’t do anything about climate change immediately, we will have lost the chance to do it” (actor Mark Ruffalo).

“We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation that can do something about it.” (President Barack Obama).

This is nonsense, of course. Earth’s climate has been changing since the formation of the atmosphere billions of years ago and it will continue to change no matter what we do. Societies which did not adapt to variations in climate died out long ago, a good example being the once prosperous Greenland Viking colonies which perished when the Medieval Warm Period ended in the mid-14th century. Even today, indigenous populations in the Arctic and the Sahel region of Africa experience severe hardship due in part to natural climate change.

Organizers expect us to believe that natural climate drivers such as ocean currents, cloud cover, solar variations, changes in orbital parameters, etc., phenomena that led to multi-million year ice ages and ‘hot house’ epochs when Earth was entirely ice free, are now dwarfed by the impact of man. Carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of coal, oil and natural gas is taking us to a global warming catastrophe, Earth Hour spokespeople maintain. The fact that ‘global temperature’ has remained flat for 18 years while atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have risen 10% has no impact on their narrative.

Scientific studies summarized by the reports of the Nongovernment International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) demonstrate that the evidence for dangerous human-caused climate change remains weak. NIPCC Lead Author/Editor Professor Bob Carter, former Head of the Department of Earth Sciences at James Cook University in Australia, explains, “Science has yet to provide unambiguous evidence that problematic, or even measurable, human-caused global warming is occurring. The hypothesis of dangerous man-made climate change is based solely on computerized models that have repeatedly failed in practice in the real world.”"

Related:

Founder of Greenpeace Destroys Al Gore and Global Warming

New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Yup

I know this topic is getting a bit tiresome, but as long as the West continues to find it's backbone, I, for one, will celebrate:

Sharia law goes against all values that we hold dear, blasts LEO MCKINSTRY

"Supporters of cultural diversity prattle about tolerance and equality, but in reality, their demands for acceptance of the Islamic legal code in Britain, they are promoting the most brutish forms of intolerance and inequality.

It is grotesque that self-styled liberals, so smug in their progressive opinions, should back a judicial system that effectively institutionalises persecution, misogyny, oppression, homophobia and barbarity.

Wherever sharia operates across the world, it means the triumph of savage superstition over humane justice, the reign of the mullahs in place of democracy and freedom.

Every theocratic country governed by sharia has an appalling human right records, complete with vicious punishments for so-called crimes like apostasy and blasphemy."
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"But sadly in recent decades, the moral self-confidence of the West has been shattered by the malignant doctrine of political correctness, which holds that it is racist to challenge any cultural practices brought by immigrants.

This is the outlook which allowed female genital mutilation to flourish in this country and turned a blind eye to the criminal activities of Pakistani sex gangs preying on vulnerable white girls in places like Rotherham and Derby.

The same morally inverted attitude has facilitated the growth of sharia law in our midst.

Unbelievably, there are now estimated to be a minimum of 85 sharia courts operating in Britain, and the real total could be higher."
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"According to one survey, around 40 per cent of Muslims in Britain want to be governed by sharia.

Most of our politicians are too cowardly to speak out forcefully against this trend.

But this week the Mayor of London Boris Johnson was refreshingly uncompromising in his hostility to any form of sharia in Britain.

During a radio interview on LBC, he said that he “won’t have it in London” because “a parallel judicature” is “absolutely unacceptable” and “alien to our traditions.”

Boris is right. His ability to speak with such conviction reflects his reverence for western liberal civilisation, bred through both his historical studies and his cosmopolitan background.

But sadly over recent years, there have been too few figures in our civic life who share this robustness."

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Awe

I Haven't Heard A Naughty Limerick In Ages,...

...so I went looking for some. Enjoy:

These ones are fairly tame.

The following are X-rated:

Jokes 1

Rude Limericks

Dirty Limericks

Naughty Limericks

Adult Limericks



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Moving Right Along

Take That, Obama...

...Al Sisi And Bibi Netanyahu Are On The Same Page About Radical Islam

"Two weeks ago, Bibi Netanyahu was praised by conservatives as a world leader as he condemned Obama’s proposed Iranian nuclear deal with fierce clarity. With less American fanfare, two months ago, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, demonstrated his world leadership, urging the Grand Sheik of Al-Alzar to save Islam and the world from perdition, pleading that:"It is inconceivable that the ideology we sanctify should make our entire nation a source of concern, danger, killing, and destruction all over the world. You must oppose it with resolve. Let me say it again: We need to revolutionize our religion. Honorable Imam (the Grand Sheik of Al-Azhar), you bear responsibility before Allah. The world in its entirety awaits your words, because the Islamic nation is being torn apart, destroyed, and is heading to perdition. We ourselves are bringing it to perdition.”

I wonder if any of this would be happening if it wasn't for Iran's quest for nukes. The Arab world suddenly finds itself in need of Israel, so they are cozying up.

Hero of the Middle East: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
"The courageous, historic speech yesterday by the Grand Imam of al-Azhar University, the seat of Sunni Islam, calling for the reform of Islam, was the result of the even more courageous, historic speech delivered a few weeks ago by Egypt's devoutly Muslim President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

The Muslim Brotherhood, the current American administration's great friend, is the tree whose fruit is the Islamist terrorism embodied by the ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Al-Nusra Front, Boko Haram and others.

Apparently some of the Sunni Arab States have not yet realized that their own national security, and ability to withstand Iran, depend on how strong Egypt is."

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It's A Planet Eat Planet...

Reburial Of Richard The IIIrd's Remains...

...took place yesterday:

"Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor, will read a 14-line poem at the service.

Cumberbatch is Richard III's third cousin 16 times removed, according to researchers at the University of Leicester who said around 13 million others share that connection with the fallen monarch."

Third cousin 16 times removed? Get your head around that one. If he was anything like most monarchs of those days, he also has millions of descendants through all the illegitimate children he fathered.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Justice In Egypt

Egyptian Government Sentences Chief Of Muslim Brotherhood & 20 Other Jihadists To Death By Hanging

"The Egyptian government under General al-Sisi just sentenced twenty-one more Muslim Brotherhood members to death by hanging. Amongst the twenty-one sentenced is Mohamed Badie, the chief of the Muslim Brotherhood. Badie and thirteen other Muslim Brotherhood terrorists were found guilty of organizing an “operation room” by which to guide terrorists and mobs to revolt against the al-Sisi government and spread chaos throughout Egypt"

Gotta love that name "Badie".

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Earth Hour

I intend to do what I do every year for Earth Hour; turn on every electrical devise in the house and perhaps outside as well.

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Brigitte Gabriel...

...nails it:

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Hubert LaCroix: CBC must adapt, CEO says in a Ryerson's RTA event
"The government has cut its funding to the CBC by $115 million over the past three years in the 2012 federal budget."
Still too much if you ask me.
"Radio and television ads on CBC and Radio-Canada stations were estimated to bring in $15 million to $20 million but failed to actually produce that much revenue."
Likely 'cause no one watches/listens to it.
"People think, ‘Oh geez! I’m giving 29 bucks to CBC/Radio-Canada for these programs!’ No. You’re giving 29 bucks to get the programs, plus [a] reinvestment of close to four bucks in the Canadian economy,” said LaCroix."
My one year old grandson can't afford "29 bucks". Can the thing now!!!

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling...

...rolling right along:



I may have to start calling it Great Britain again, instead of The Once Great Britain. We'll see.

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Global Warming /sarc

A weather disturbance may bring a significant snowfall to Southern Saskatchewan tonight through Tuesday.

"A low pressure system over Western Montana this morning is forecast to track eastward and strengthen somewhat today and tonight, then push slowly across North Dakota Tuesday and Wednesday. An area of rain and snow has already formed over Southern Alberta and Northern Idaho on the north and west sides of the system. This scenario will continue as the system pushes eastward, with snow expected to track into West-Central Saskatchewan tonight and continue eastward on Tuesday. Meanwhile as the system strengthens on Tuesday, snow will develop in southeastern areas Tuesday morning and then intensify during the day.

Southwestern regions should miss the brunt of the snow, however there may be patchy freezing rain overnight. The potential still exists for 10 to 15 cm of snow in total over southeastern areas, and warnings may be issued for some regions as the system moves closer.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca."

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Uh-Oh...

...They're in trouble now:

According to press statements by religious authorities on Wednesday, Egypt has the highest number of atheists in the Arab World, amounting to 866.

"This contentious figure was cited by Ibrahim Negm, advisor to Egypt’s Grand Mufti, based on an international survey, conducted by independent polling and survey group "Red C" in 2014.

Negm added that the country has witnessed a marked increase in atheism over the past four years, with a number of Egypt-based groups appearing online, including, “Atheists Without Borders,” “The Atheist Brotherhood,” and “Atheists Against Religions.”

An Egyptian atheist, “X,” whose name is being withheld due to security concerns, commented: “I trust that the number of atheists in Egypt far exceeds 866; at least ten times, if not a hundred times this number, maybe even more … There are likely more than 866 atheists just in downtown Cairo right now … I don’t know how they arrived at this figure. I haven’t heard of such statistics, or a survey being conducted about atheism before today.”

“Given the religiosity and conservatism of Egyptian society, nearly all atheists keep a low profile and do not publicly announce their atheism. So, even if there were a survey or census conducted, many atheists would not disclose their non-belief in religion. It’s a matter of ensuring one’s physical and psychological security.”"

They are also the unhappiest.

Egypt ranks as one of unhappiest countries in the world, says poll

"Out of the 143 countries surveyed for levels of happiness and positive emotions, Egypt fell toward the bottom of the list at 123.

The poll showed that countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are among the lowest in the world when it comes to expressing positive emotions, with an average score of 59. Egypt scored 58 in that list, which was topped by Paraguay and many other Latin American countries that scored 89.

With the exception of Saudi Arabia, all MENA countries scored far below the global mean for happiness. However, the report noted that the data for many Gulf countries had not yet been finalized.

Some of the other saddest countries in the world included Sudan (47), Tunisia (52), Turkey (54) and Afghanistan (55).

“People in the MENA region not only report the lowest positive emotions in the world — they are also reporting the highest negative emotions in the world. In fact, last year, the MENA region represented four of the top five countries in the world for negative emotions — including Iran, which was, interestingly enough, in the news for jailing four young people for making a video about happiness,” the report said."

Contrast and compare:

Israelis ranked 11th-happiest people in the world

Can't have that now. Better find a way to make those Jooooos unhappy. /sarc

And Canada is #6!

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Did You Know...

Follow The Money

Literally:

Gates Foundation's $1.4bn in fossil fuel investments

"The charity run by Bill and Melinda Gates, who say the threat of climate change is so serious that immediate action is needed, held at least $1.4bn (£1bn) of investments in the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies, according to a Guardian analysis of the charity’s most recent tax filing in 2013.

The companies include BP, responsible for the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Anadarko Petroleum, which was recently forced to pay a $5bn environmental clean-up charge and Brazilian mining company Vale, voted the corporation with most “contempt for the environment and human rights” in the world clocking over 25,000 votes in the Public Eye annual awards.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Asset Trust is the world’s largest charitable foundation, with an endowment of over $43bn, and has already given out $33bn in grants to health programmes around the world, including one that helped rid India of polio in 2014."

Al Gore's tangled web of un-green corporate investments

Green energy costs 'far higher than ministers admit'


Merchants of Doubt a Huge Flop at the Box Office

"Never underestimate the intelligence of the American public. Who would go see a movie about global warming in the dead of winter (which is breaking cold and snow records in many areas of the U.S.)? I think, and this is only speculation, that people are tired of having fingers wagged at them like a parent reprimanding a child. From Obama to John Kerry to Gina McCarthy to Gore and so on, maybe, just maybe, people are simply tired of all the lies."


Royal Society Lets The Dogma Out: Global Warming Think Tank Brings Balance to Climate Science Debate


Will Warmists Please Stop Whining

The true cost of UK renewables policy

"The true cost of UK renewables policy is massively understated and household bills could be £214 per year lower if renewables were dropped in favour of gas, according to a report published today by the Centre for Policy Studies, a free-market thinktank.

The report has been covered by the Telegraph, with a focus on the cost of renewables, and by the Daily Mail, which says "Green targets 'cost £214 a year'".

The report's cost estimates are out of line with government figures and its proposed alternative to renewables of relying on gas would be incompatible with UK climate targets. Carbon Brief takes you through some of the details with the help of several energy policy experts."

Seriously, I'll stop gloating, if you stop whining.

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Ya Think! (Again)

Ya Think????

Warm And Toasty...

Did You Know...

Shamelessly Stolen From...

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Vikings...

...get a facelift:
"They raped and raided. They pillaged and plundered. With their horned helmets and deadly weapons, the Vikings terrorized Europe for centuries.

Or did they?"
"The Vikings are traditionally known for leaving destruction in their wake as they travelled around Europe raping, pillaging and plundering.

But Cambridge University has launched a campaign to recast them as "new men" with an interest in grooming, fashion and poetry.

Academics claim that the old stereotype is damaging, and want teenagers to be more appreciative of the Vikings' social and cultural impact on Britain.

They say that the Norse explorers, far from being obsessed with fighting and drinking, were a largely-peaceful race who were even criticised for being too hygienic."

I think I liked the old image better:






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Tsar Putin...

...is in a wee bit of a pickle:

Vladimir Putin’s Russia is treading water in a sea of red ink

Time for another revolution?

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Whenever I Hear...

..someone dissing the ultra-wealthy, asserting either they do not deserve their wealth, or they got their money by exploitation and greed I think of these two, who I knew when I lived in Saskatoon:

Les and Irene Dube donate $6.5 million to Children's Hospital Foundation in Saskatoon.

And they've been doing that for years.

More here and here.

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Snowing Out...

...whatever happened to that global warming?

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Well, Well, Well!!

Most Canadians want niqab banned in public, poll suggests

Meanwhile, the lamestream media is furiously all worked up about it, and exhibiting a serious case of Harper/Conservative Derangement Syndrome.

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Those Aussies Hit It...

...out of the park again:

WOO HOO! Queensland Parliament in Australia considering a ban on all mosques

When will Canada follow suit?

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Who Ya Gonna...

Trouble For "The One"...

The Origin Of Life

Researchers claim now they solved mystery behind origin of life on planet
"Origin-of-life researchers have long suggested scenarios for which set of biomolecules may have arisen first and set the stage for the others. But now chemists in the United Kingdom report new evidence that precursors for all three sets of biomolecules—nucleic acids, amino acids, and lipids—can be generated by a pair of simple compounds that would have been present on early Earth. As such, the work offers a possible way out of the paradoxes of the origin of life on Earth."

We're all just one big chemistry experiment
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth -- at least that is one version of the origin of everything that has existed since the Bronze Age."
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"An experiment to test this hypothesis was made in 1953 by Stanley Miller and Harold Urey. The scientists put water, methane, ammonia, and hydrogen -- all common chemicals available on the primitive Earth -- into a large flask and provided energy in the form of heat. At the conclusion of this experiment very complex chemicals including amino acids, the foundation of organic chemistry, were found in the flask.

In fact, when the sealed vials of the experiment were tested in 2007, they found more than 20 amino acids in the experiment. Life as we know it uses only 20 of these chemicals, so the experiment seemed to indicate the basic chemistry of life could arise spontaneously, given energy and time."

Origin-of-life puzzle cracked
"Origin-of-life researchers have long suggested scenarios for which set of biomolecules may have arisen first and set the stage for the others. But now chemists in the United Kingdom report new evidence that precursors for all three sets of biomolecules—nucleic acids, amino acids, and lipids—can be generated by a pair of simple compounds that would have been present on early Earth. As such, the work offers a possible way out of the paradoxes of the origin of life on Earth."

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Blowback??

The NDP...

...still out of touch with Saskatchewanians:

Saskatchewan government fails to tackle climate change in provincial budget

"Environment critic Cathy Sproule said budget cuts in the last several years have shown the government's lack of action.

"
Climate-change deniers exist and ... that's something that is disappointing when we see that kind of attitude within our government," said Sproule.

The NDP will have "a lot more questions" if Eyre is elected in Saskatoon Stonebridge-Dakota in the next election, she said."
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"We have the highest per-capita emissions in the country, which is embarrassing."
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"Eyre noted in her column that there have been several extreme weather events in history — from extensive flooding in Saskatchewan in 1974 to tornadoes in the mid-western United States in the 1930s.

"Could it be the weather's always been a bit wacky and prone to periods of extremes?" she wrote. "Ontario may have roasted last summer and a 40 C day there last week inevitability made the evening news. But the province has always been prone to high heat."
Will it ever end??

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Yay Europe!!!