We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
When your attempt at recreating the Congress of Vienna with a third-rate cast of extras turns into a shambles, when the data with which you have tried to terrify the world is daily exposed as ever more phoney, when the blatant greed and self-interest of the participants has become obvious to all beholders, when those pesky polar bears just keep increasing and multiplying – what do you do?
This week has been truly historic. It has marked the beginning of the landslide that is collapsing the whole AGW imposture. The pseudo-science of global warming is a global laughing stock and Copenhagen is a farce. In the warmist camp the Main Man is a railway engineer with huge investments in the carbon industry. That says it all. The world’s boiler being heroically damped down by the Fat Controller. Al Gore, occupant of the only private house that can be seen from space, so huge is its energy consumption, wanted to charge punters $1,200 to be photographed with him at Copenhagen. There is a man who is really worried about the planet’s future.
The scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (CRU), and the people who funded them, did not know how utterly useless CRU was. All the research done at CRU made no difference whatsoever to the "science" of global warming. Just ask other scientists and global warming alarmists. Heck, ask CRU.
What do the EVIL WARMISTS want? Global domination! It's called the Belgrade Process. Ya can't make this stuff up.
Update:Is this for real? Give China and India a pass, and give away more of our $. Just to get a piece of paper signed. What a joke.
Photo is Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, during the summer. Nice place to drink some beer.
The blog Powerline has a graph today which demonstrates how truly deceptive the whole AGW crowd is being. The posting is called 'Adjusting the Data' and the graph starts back in 1880 - 2000 and shows the 'raw data,' the adjusted data, and the reconciled data. We don't get a chance to look at the raw data on graphs very often. Usually the graphs display the adjusted data. Acording to this graph, the raw data show almost no increase in global warming since 1880. In fact, the general direction is downward rather than upward.
Hmmm. That truth slipped through the network of lies and deceptions. Wonder how that happened.
I have no idea what China would want with more dollars; they have a surfeit of them already with nothing to spend them on.
The only thing on God's green earth you can do with dollars is buy something from the US economy, or invest in the US economy. Dollars are not wealth to a nation, only to persons.
At the moment China is investing in US securities, to get rid of dollars.
If they didn't get rid of them, but rather stuffed them in mattresses, the Treasury would simply replace them until such time as they turned up again; in effect mattressing dollars is an interest-free loan or gift to the US Treasury.
Wonder where Al Gorefinger came up with the $1200 fee for the fotop.
Such a nowhere number --a real fop (friend of the planet) would've wanted to parlay the pix toward the planetary providence, and, especially since the cost-of-goods-sold is precisely zero (outside the girdle and a few buck's worth of rouge and hair grease), would've priced for volume @ below the thousand dollar psychological barrier, say $997.49.
OTOH, if he were say a money-grubbin' hog-faced fraud, he should've realized that taxpayers (or customers of the giant manufacturers of sundries --the radical-left NGO charitable foundation directorates who comprise the command echelon of the makers of toothpaste, toiletpaper, ketchup, lightbulbs and so forth) were footing his photo-desiring cult-worshipper's expenses, and so priced for margin @ the frontier of diminishing returns --say $5,000.
(Actually, that five G's should be $5,134 --so that it would seem to be cost (or even 'reality') derived, rather than the cash-rich but politics-poor (especially if & when agitating for say a world-historical altruism-based revolution) pricing @ "a penny less than too much for the market to bear".)
(PS; also that extra $134, that's nothing to sneeze at, that's pure gravy, yum yum, drool, lick'm chops!)