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.
17,000 scientists dispute man-made global warming theories. Piece on the new documentary at Anchoress. Interesting to see the founder of Greenpeace on the rational side of things.
Plus a quote in that piece from Anchoress which deserves to be a QQQ:
...the mediating intelligences are increasingly selective about which stories get oxygen and which are strangled at birth.
Darn right. That is why political blog posts exist. Otherwise, Maggie's Farm would be a happy and serene huntin' and fishin' and cookin' and gardenin' and readin' and shoppin' and shrinkologizin' and picture-takin' and nature-lovin' and travelin' and music and Jesus-praisin' blog.
In the late 1970's , perhaps the early 1980's an excellent book was published. The Spike, by Arnaud De Borchgrave (Author), Robert Moss (Author) which was a real page turner about how the press (in their argot) "spike" stories, kill then, kaput.
That is what the press has been doing to, well the list is too long, but in that list is this global warming story. Now we're seeing the dilaton of the facts and the fraudulence of the MSM in it's spiking activity.
To the truth teller I say on to the Elysian fields, and to the spikers , may Hades embrace you for your being.
Whose footprints, handprints, bear paws, Red-Green hands, snake tongue, etc., did the heavy lifting on this hoax-pyramid scheme?
Hint: He is Bob Rae's Uncle Moe. ...-
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Maurice F. Strong and Jim MacNeill to Receive Candlelight Annual Award From U.N. Secretary General Kofi A. Annan
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, Aug. 21 -/E-Wire/-- Theodore W. Kheel, President of the Carriage House Center on Global Issues, announced today that the Center's prestigious Candlelight Award will be presented by United Nations Secretary General Kofi A. Annan to both Maurice F. Strong and Jim MacNeill at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa in September.
The Candlelight Award is based on words spoken by Adlai Stevenson about Eleanor Roosevelt, "She would rather light candles than curse the darkness." The award is being presented to Mr. Strong and Mr. MacNeill, Mr. Kheel said, for their distinguished service to the United Nations and their key roles in promoting and advancing sustainable development.
Mr. Strong was Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. The Conference, referred to as the Earth Summit, attracted the heads of virtually every nation in the world. Under Strong's leadership, Agenda 21, a global blueprint for sustainability in the 21st century, was unanimously adopted by the participating nations. Mr. Strong was also the Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm in June of 1972. That conference, together with Rachel Carson's book "Silent Spring," aroused the world's awareness of the wanton destruction inflicted on the environment through indiscriminate development.
Mr. Strong, a Canadian, is currently Chancellor of the University of Peace in Costa Rica, and an adviser to Secretary General Annan.
Mr. MacNeill, also a Canadian, was the Secretary General of the World Commission on the Environment and Development, named after its chairperson, former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway and frequently referred to as the Brundtland Commission. He was a prime author of the Commission's world-acclaimed report, "Our Common Future," in which the Commission defined sustainable development as "satisfying present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Mr. MacNeill was also, until recently, Inspector General of the World Bank.
The Candlelight Award was presented last year by Secretary General Kofi Annan to Klaus Schwab, President of the World Economic Forum, on September 10, 2001 at the inauguration of the Carriage House Center. The award presentation was described by Mr. Annan as "a welcome next step in the process of encouraging dialogue between the public and private sectors." ...-
Here is a post from sda. And it features another "black hearted Campbell'. /s
I am very curious to see these new regulations on real estate appraisals and valuations.
-Too little, too late. The Greens have infiltrated all levels. The infestation is worse than the pine beetle and will be much more expensive for everyday folks to live with. Read on....
Accord puts dollar value on green improvements
Dan Hansen, Vancouver Sun
Published: Saturday, March 03, 2007
Businessmen and women from around the country, the United States and South America gathered at the Westin Bayshore on Friday to sign a document that puts a dollar sign on green improvements to services and properties.
About five years in the making, the Vancouver Valuation Accord is the first of its kind. It's designed to regulate concepts of sustainability into the valuation and appraisal process.
The definition of sustainability here is borrowed from the United Nation's Bruntland Commission report of 1987: "Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
According to Chris Corps, one of the driving forces behind the accord, Friday's signing means those involved in the valuation and appraisal process -- including real estate appraisers, insurers and bankers -- will be able to put a firm price tag on green technologies, from solar panels on the roof to the number of trees and grass on the property. Valuators will also be able to calculate the worth of a business's lower greenhouse gas emissions by taking into consideration the employees' abilities to walk or cycle to work, rather than drive.
In a keynote speech, Premier Gordon Campbell said understanding the value of sustainability is not just an altruistic cause, but holds major economic benefits.