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Challenging the IPCC

Posted by Exile on March 29, 2008

mmgw.pngIf you, like me, believe that Anthropogenic Global Warming is the single most flawed idea that mankind has ever had to deal with, championed by fools and corrupt politicians and corporate greed and do-gooder nobody megalomaniacs, then I have some good news for you. The “evidence” for AGW is beginning to crumble. The “science” of truth by repetition and the fraudulent practices of the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) is under attack by exposure. And it is losing, badly. We don’t hear much about it in the MSM, we won’t be seeing it on CNN, ABC, Fox or the BBC, but the IPCC is having to face some pretty stern criticism.

One of the main combatants, as far the reporting goes, is Edmund Contoski. He writes for the Forces website and runs his own blog. I stole this profil of the man behind the name from his blog. Having little or no chance of contacting the man, I hope he will forgive me.


Edmund Contoski has had a varied career. He is a former director of planning for an internationally renowned environmental consulting firm doing business in more than forty countries. He has been an urban planner and also held responsible positions with major real estate development companies. In addition, he has lectured widely on international monetary issues and done economic research on a variety of subjects, including world trade. He’s the author of three books, including the award-winning MAKERS AND TAKERS: How Wealth and Progress are Made and How They are Taken Away or Prevented and THE TROJAN PROJECT, a novel of political intrigue that deals with the restructuring of the United States government. A frequent guest on radio talk shows, his views have been heard on well over one hundred radio stations across the United States and Canada. He has also spoken at various colleges and universities and at conventions.

On his own blog he launched a scathing attack on the IPCC after their fourth report was issued in February last year.

Last week the Fourth Assessment Report of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was issued. It was widely trumpeted as the “smoking gun” that proves global warming is occurring and is driven by human activities. But this is smoke without a gun. It is a 14 page “Summary for Policymakers” written by political appointees of the 150 countries in the IPCC; the 1,600 pages of scientific information supposedly underlying their summary will not be available until May 2007.

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As Senator James Inhofe, the ranking member of the Environment & Public Works Committee, put it: “This is a political document, not a scientific report, and it is a shining example of the corruption of science for political gain. The media has failed to report that the IPCC Summary for Policymakers was not approved by scientists but by UN political delegates and bureaucrats.”

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The Principles Governing IPCC Work,” which states: “Changes (other than grammatical or minor editorial changes) made after acceptance by the Working Group or the Panel shall be those necessary to ensure consistency with the Summary for Policymakers or the Overview Chapter.” In other words, the “science” will be adjusted to agree with whatever the politicians and bureaucrats want it to say.

Who said the evidence is irrefutable? If you want corruption, get it here. By the truckload.

Read more here at American Liberty

Contoski has been equally as busy writing for the Forces website, which concerns itself with personal liberty and the erosion of it. Forces was started to champion the civil liberties we all hold dear and are forced to watch being eaten away by evil left wing policies and newspeak lovers. Continuing his attack on the IPCC he brings evidence of widespread, if not rampant, fraud and the corruption of the science that feeds the myth of AGW.
Here is a short extract from that article from 5 days ago:

Only one individual has been a reviewer of all of the reports issued by the IPCC. Dr. Vincent R. Gray has had a long career in scientific research in the UK, France, Canada, New Zealand and China. He has published many scientific papers in professional journals, founded the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition, and is author of the book The Greenhouse Delusion.

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He shares the 2007 Nobel Prize that went to the IPCC. But in October 2007, after 17 years as an expert reviewer for the IPCC, he stated:

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“I have been forced to the conclusion that for significant parts of the work of the IPCC, the data collection and scientific methods employed are unsound. Resistance to all efforts to try and discuss or rectify these problems has convinced me that normal scientific procedures are not only rejected by the IPCC, but that this practice is endemic, and was part of the organization from the very beginning. I therefore consider that the IPCC is fundamentally corrupt. The only ‘reform’ I could envisage, would be its abolition….Yes, we have to face it. The whole process is a swindle, The IPCC from the beginning was given the license to use whatever methods would be necessary to provide ‘evidence’ that carbon dioxide increases are harming the climate, even if this involves manipulation of dubious data and using peoples’ opinions instead of science to ‘prove’ their case…. The disappearance of the IPCC in disgrace is not only desirable but inevitable….Sooner or later all of us will come to realize that this organization, and the thinking behind it, is phony. Unfortunately severe economic damage is likely to be done by its influence before that happens.”

And that is only one of many that are speaking out against the all powerful (too powerful) IPCC.

Read more here at Forces.org

Basically, Contoski has seen through the media. He has put his finger on the practise of presenting a bureaucratic opinion as science. Powerful pencil pushers, deciding what they want to be heard, putting up the money to fund a scientific investigation and then allowing themselves to alter or misrepresent the findings of that investigation and publish under their somewhat austere and legitimised name. Backed by no less than the United Nations. What chance do we have?
Fortunately people like Dr. Vincent R. Gray are beginning to speak out, more concerned for their consciences than for the promise of big bucks if they stay silent and continue the fraud. Equally fortunate for us, is that there are people like Edmund Contoski, prepared to wade into and dig through the garbage pile that is the IPCC’s bank of evidence and find the little bits of truth that lie discarded simply because they are truly unfortunate.

Unfortunte for the IPCC, that is.

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Breast Stroke

Posted by Exile on March 29, 2008

I spotted this in the Copenhagen Post:

“A solid majority of Copenhagen’s culture committee agreed Thursday to allow women to swim topless at the city’s pools.”

Sounds like a stroke of genius. Where are my water wings?

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Following the Money

Posted by Exile on March 27, 2008

One could be forgiven for being more than a little confused over the latest news emanating from the hallowed and corrupt halls of the EU. One can read that the huge 5 billion Euro hole in the 2006 accounts has been finally ignored because of, or despite, missing documentation and the whole account has been approved and signed off by the Europarliament budget control committee. Which still leaves me wondering where the 5 billion Euros went. Somebody must know. The commission can’t produce any documents for them, but the parliament budget team wrote them off after gaining certain concessions aimed at tightening controls in the future. Which sounds a bit like Peter robbing Paul, and right hand washing the left.

Commission: “We’re very sorry, we’ll try to keep accounts in the future.”

Parliament: “Oh. Well that’s alright then. Case closed.”

Move along Europeans, there’s nothing to see here. It’s all above board.

To add insult to this injury, the EU has agreed to supply 5 billion Euros to Palestine. I can’t help but see the similarity in the size of this monetary gift compared to the last sum which got somehow written off without further discussion. Do I spy a hidden connection here? The 5 billion was promised to Palestine already in December last year and now the first 300 million is ready to change hands. This is supposed to be a salt water injection for the palestinian economy and an incentive to get cracking on a peace plan with Israel. The money is supposedly earmarked for trade, education, health and the eternal and bottomless “refugee” aid fund. It has not been disclosed as to how much will go to the buying of arms, rockets and explosives, but I daresay that Israel will feel the difference within the year as more and better quality rockets rain down on Sderot and surrounding areas.
The EU’s commissioner for external relations, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, is more than pleased by the EU donation:
“Once again we have shown our strong sense of duty to support the Palestinian Authority in its efforts to improve the lives of the people of Palestine as they move toward a peace agreement with Israel”.
Naive cow. Hasn’t anybody told her that the Hamas and Fatah thugs are about as interested in peace with Israel as Iran is in the welfare and promotion of homosexuals in Tehran and even less interested in the welfare of the people of palestine? Happy people, with anything resembling a good life, are not interested in jihad or the destruction of their neighbours by the committing of explosive suicide. Which is the only way this money will filter down. If the people had money, the buying of martyrs would be more expensive. Not exactly conducive to the speedy destruction of zionist Israel.

A real incentive to peace would be the other way round. First you sign the peace accord, then you get the luchre. That might bring some internal pressure to bear on the so-called palestinian leaders by the people. This money is wasted already. It won’t change a thing. It will only perpetuate the present situation. The ordinary palestinian isn’t going to feel any difference.

While I’m on the subject of peace in the middle east, Tony Blair has chipped in with a bit of wisdom won on his travels to the area. Blair has been involved in the peace project as head wrangler for the past few months now. Nothing has changed much since his taking over. No negotiations, no progress, no major steps forward.
But he has learned something, he says.

What? Pray tell, Tony.

“If we have learned anything within the last few months, it is that the present strategy concerning Gaza is not working”.

This astounding summary of personal and practical experience was imparted to the EU parliament yesterday, one day ahead of the release of 300 million Euros to the very people that he now has learned, aren’t helping the situation. If I was part of the “Quartet” (Russia, USA, EU and the UN), then I would want my money back. If that is all that Tony Blair has learned in the past few months of meetings and dealings with the palestinians, then he is more naive than Benita Ferrero-Waldner and needs to read a few of the blogs that I read each day.
So what’s his new tactic? What amazing strategy has he come up with? What has Tony’s great, all encompassing, finger-on-the-pulse, superior intellect come up with? After months of deep thought and selfless devotion and deliberation, he has this to say:

“The international community must isolate the extremists and find a way to help the ordinary palestinians.”

Staggering.

How much did that cost us?

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Bad-a-Boom

Posted by Exile on March 26, 2008

The Danish people, the whole Danish nation, has been targeted by a full page advertisement printed in most of the large national papers. The ad was placed by the “Global program to make the merciful prophet known”, which is part of the world wide Muslim World League.
Through this advert, the program makes it clear that it condemns every form of activity that threatens the security of the nation, especially murder and arson, but also makes it patently clear that the muslims want a statement from the Danish government putting distance between itself and the mohammed cartoons so that a repeat of such unpleasantness may be avoided in the future.

One must assume that, if no such statement is forthcoming from the government, then such unpleasantness will be repeated. How about that for an offer you can’t refuse?
Al Capone just became El-capone.

Or is that Ali Capone?

Who cares?

The “offer” is still the same. It’s a protection racket gone religious with the hidden threat of more muslim rage if one turns the offer down.

I’m not the only one who spotted it.
The Conservative party spokeswoman, Henriette Kjær, figured it out as well. She had this to say;
“This organisation is trying to threaten the Danish authorities into distancing themselves from [the motoons] and thereby prevent the repetition of these actions. These are mafia-like tactics that no Danish authority must give in to.”

The Danish imam, Abdul Wahid Pedersen, (failed christian, failed buddhist, now muslim) who helped “The Program”  to post the advert, denies the claim that this is a blackmail attempt or a religious protection racket. He insists it is a gesture of goodwill on behalf of some people who are simply worried that the relationship between Denmark and the arab world is, well, a bit strained at present. “It’s all a misunderstanding”, he says.

iznogood.pngOh yes. Of course. It’s that old “misunderstanding” thing again.

Strange how we never seem to “understand” the muslims. Well, not according to the muslims.

Even when we do.

I wonder why that is?

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Breakfast in the Ghetto

Posted by Exile on March 25, 2008

I have just returned from a weekend in tourist luxury. The Warsaw Hilton can be very proud of itself. The staff were friendly, extremely attentive without being obtrusive, aware, and always happy to help. I didn’t see one face without a smile the entire weekend. The food is tremendous, and breakfast in bed was a rare treat, supplied by an impeccable room service.

Warsaw has to be seen. There is very little there more than 60 years old. It is being redeveloped properly now. The big names either are there, or are on their way. Hotels abound. The old city, as it is called, is a complete rebuild of Warsaw as she was, the Paris of the East, including a few ancient town houses that were painstakingly rebuilt of houses taken from Szczeczin which was asked to donate several million of its original bricks which were largely untouched by the war. Warsaw was over 90% demolished. It is worth a visit, reminding one of Prague.

ghetto.pngWhat was once the Warsaw Ghetto is being developed at neckbreaking speed. The Hilton Hotel lies within the old Ghetto area on Gyrzbowska street. The only remaining part of the outer ghetto wall is to be found a few streets south of the hotel on ul. Sienna. The streets have changed slightly since the destruction that took place, but the street names have been re-used and, inevitably, slightly misplaced. Sienna (the original) laid within the ghetto. I found this map of the ghetto area and have tried my best to place what I found. Clicking on it will give a larger view.

071006oldgettobuilding.jpgLooking for evidence of the carnage that took place there was not as difficult as I expected. A mere two hundred meters from the Hilton I found ul. Walicow. A five storey wall meets the eye. Set back from the street, one can see this is a relic of the Ghetto. Looking behind the wall, the other side bears a story of its own. The remains of a tenement building there and the wall on the other side of the street bear the marks of gunfire. There is no mistake to be made here. I could put my fingers into bullet holes. The building is boarded up, derelict to the N’th degree but still stands as a monument to the destruction of Warsaw.
Across the Gyrzbowska street, and slightly to the west, is another, smaller ruin. The ruin is fenced off and I found a small marker denoting this was some sort of historical object but I saw children playing here in the piles of broken bricks and dust and climbing the walls. Obviously, they were unaware of what the old building had once been. Someone had sprayed graffitti on one of the inner walls. It said “Still mourning” and was written in English. I hope something will be done to preserve these structures.

In the central area of Warsaw, now a park and open square, I saw what appeared to be archaeological digging going on. Actually, someone was taking the time to dig down into old Warsaw. I have no idea what this will become. I could clearly see redbrick foundations and cellar space but the whole project was fenced off and covered by timber built protective structures.

Warsaw is well aware of its history, and I think that now they are free to develop the city again, there will be more of this history to see. The concrete is disappearing, new buildings are being built with modern materials and the whole place has a positively upbeat attitude to it. At night the city lights up and some of the skyscraper type buildings are a spectacle to behold. They are decorated with living light shows. The Marriott hotel has a huge marquee banner running round the top of the building and the whole building has flashing pattern lighting up and down its entire facade. It is not alone. From our 14th floor window, we could see several of these light shows. Amazed by the building activity, I remarked on it to a cab driver while he was taking us round the city. “We didn’t build much while the Russians were here”, he said, “it didn’t seem worthwhile.”

If you visit, take the time to see the various memorials and monuments. Go and see the old town and the Barbican castle and defenses. And as you stand on the Barbican walls, look over the river Wista to the East. Beyond that, is where the Red Army simply sat down, within earshot, and waited while the Polish freedom fighters were finally being crushed by the Wehrmacht along with over 90% of the city they fought so hard for.

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And so to Warsaw

Posted by Exile on March 20, 2008

I’m off to visit the river Wista for the weekend. Like most of the major European rivers, this one too has it’s large cities. The most famous on the Wista is Warsaw. I don’t know what to expect. I have heard that a great deal of Warsaw is either under reconstruction or has been reconstructed. I have heard that parts of the old town are still there. Stalin built some great palace of a government building and others have followed since then. I will be visiting the barbican castle at the gates of Warsaw. I’m sure there is more of historical interest.

To make the whole relaxation thing worthwhile, we will be staying at a little place called the Warsaw Hilton. I understand it’s a good hotel even though it does belong to some global chain store type organisation. I believe there is room service.

See you all after Easter. Don’t do anything silly while I’m gone.

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Easter Eggs Aren’t What They Used to Be

Posted by Exile on March 19, 2008

I suppose Easter in some way is merely an extension of Christmas. OK, one is celebrating two facets of one life that are diametrically opposite, i.e. birth and death, but the christian fanaticism that once followed these events is waning. No great pilgrimages, no dancing round rocks or other stuff, just a few days off work and a small service or two in Rome to mark the occasion.

The giving of gifts is common practice now. In my young days, we got an easter egg. Chocolate. It was not only edible itself, but it was filled with caramels or small chocolate sweets. I seem to remember little fluffy yellow chickens with coloured feathers stuck up their backsides decorated these easter eggs.
I generally give my wife a little surprise package on easter sunday. Usually though, it’s the traditional egg. It’s not that I’m not imaginative, it’s more a sense of tradition.

This year, I thought about finding something different for her and I found the perfect gift on a website called New Totally Catholic Stuff. She is not religious, but this may prove to be a hit. Here it is:

nail.jpgThe new Mercy Nail, from The Passion Artifacts, is an authentic first century replica of the nails used to crucify Jesus Christ. It is 7″ long, and made of heavy, solid cast bronze. It is set in an attractive gift box and comes with a devotional prayer card. Hold the Mercy Nail. Contemplate the Passion of Christ and unite your suffering with his.The Mercy Nail has been validated as authentic through research of crucifixion nails and artifacts Circa 33 a.d.

I’m a bit worried about the marketing. An authentic replica? Who, in the first century, was replicating these nails?

Worries aside. That ought to hold her! After all, she’s been suffering me for all these years and I need all the mercy I can get. And what the hell, if it’s good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for her! I think I’ll probably buy three of these for her, I understand crucifixion requires at least three nails, and get her a new holy roman hammer. I’m sure I can get them beautifully gift wrapped in pontifical paper and tied in religious ribbon.

This is a gift I can build on. Next year, I’m going to get her an “authentic replica” of the cross. Then she can really have some fun.

Is this a way to run a religion already? My life! Oy vey!

Who said “Monty Python? ”

For Christ’s sake, somebody, nail some sense into ’em!

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Man Made Global Something or Other

Posted by Exile on March 18, 2008

180308-001.jpg180308-002.jpgSunrise over my backyard this morning. As one can clearly see, man made global warming was extremely active today. If this keeps up, well, we’re all gonna fry.

Aren’t we?

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Broken Pencils

Posted by Exile on March 16, 2008

One gets to read a fair amount of piffle and tosh if one studies the newspapers. A couple of meaningless headlines sprang out to greet me today.

“UN Concerned over loss of life in Tibet.”

Strange , I thought. They haven’t been outwardly concerned with Tibet before. In fact I can’t recall ever having seen or heard of one UN declaration concerning Tibet since the chinese claimed it and occupied it all those years ago in 1950 and certainly nothing condemning China for it. Israel has had to face hundreds, if not thousands, of UN resolutions made against it, but not China. I hear no constant stream of condemnation from the UN directed at the yellow hordes.

Maybe the news of the Chinese occupation of Tibet has only recently reached the hallowed and perfect marble halls of the UN. I expect a resolution will follow shortly condemning the deaths of thousands as the recently discovered invasion of Tibet by China is duly discussed by Ban ki-Moon and Co. I won’t hold my breath while I wait.
Neither will the Dhali Lama.

“EU says Iranian election was neither fair nor free”.

Bravo the EU. How very astute. Had anybody honestly expected anything else? Iran has been taking lessons from Putin on how to run a democracy. It’s easy. You decide who is going to be the ruling group, arrest and/or kill anyone who represents anything else, fordbid them to stand for election and then you hold a democratic show of the will of the people by allowing them to vote for the one remaining candidate. Never mind the turnout, the outcome is guaranteed to carry by a majority of those that did take the time to go to the polling booth. Now, what’s not free or fair about that? The people have had their chance to vote haven’t they? The actual outcome is of no importance in Iran anyway. The country is run by a council of twelve mad mullahs that have the powers to stop anything that is “unislamic” by their standards. Anything threatening them or their position is unislamic. The most unislamic thing they can think of, is that they can be opposed or criticised. Do that, and you’re a dead man. A victory by the oppostion is equally unislamic and unthinkable to them. Free? of course. You are free to choose wether or not to criticise them. Fair? Naturally. They told you that opposing them will bring about your demise. Never heard of fair warning? Which again, leaves you free to decide and choose for yourself wether to criticise or not.
Either way, the EU statement is as useful as tits on a chicken and will make no difference to Iran or the Iranians. Nor will the concern expresed by the UN have the slightest influence on the Chinese soldiers who are now busily bayonetting Tibetans in Lhasa.

This reporting is comparable to broken pencils. Pointless.

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Now We’re Cookin’

Posted by Exile on March 13, 2008

A quick look around the MSM today has brought news from the lands of the religion of peace. Namely, from Jordan and Egypt.

In the jolly old kingdom of Jordan, 50 of the 110 parliament members are calling for the end of diplomatic relations with Denmark. Hardly cause for worry. Meanwhile a group calling it self “The prophet unites us” has printed some half a million posters which they are sticking up all over Jordan proclaiming a boycott of Danish products and giving details of which products to avoid.

Well, whoopee. I don’t envisage any great damage to the Danish economy here, but the growing indignation and sense of being insulted by a cartoon drawing or twelve is, to say the very least, beginning to amuse me beyond all belief.

indignation2.pngIn Egypt though, things have gotten personal. For a certain Mr. Willy Søvndal. His statement in all the Danish newspapers concerning Hizb-ut Tahrir has been ever so slightly altered by the “free” Egyptian press. Søvndal clearly stated that the folks from “Hizb” could all go to hell as far as he was concerned. If they don’t like living in a democratic land with all the necessary freedoms a democracy should have, then they can leave and go live elsewhere. Preferably Iran.

The Egyptian press now claims that he said that muslims in general can go to hell.

Which is actually what I wanted Willy Søvndal to have said, even though he didn’t. So my thanks to the Egyptian state controlled and run newspaper “Al-Gomhuria” for making the necessary corrections on my behalf. I must be honest, I didn’t give them any assistance. They made it up all by themselves. Which is not surprising. Twisting the truth and lying is something the arabs have perfected over centuries.

Willy’s comment to all this is simple, but telling:

“Everybody knows that I was expressing my feelings concerning Hizb-ut Tahrir and them only. I would never speak in such general terms about people of another religion with whom I have the best of relationships.”

Really Willy? The best of relationships? How very interesting. I think there’s a few folks in Jordan you might want to have a word with then.

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