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Closed for the Holidays

Posted by Exile on May 23, 2008

Sorry folks, Exile’s gone on holiday. Right now he’s on his way to Crete and looking forward to sunshine, yellow sands and blue seas. Not to mention the ouzo, cold beer from the tap and all the other stuff that holidays are made of.

Don’t be afraid to have a look round in the archives, there’s bound to be something there you missed.

If anything blogworthy crops up, or happens to him while he’s gone, Exile will try to borrow an internet connection somewhere or another.

Back in about 14 days from this post’s date.

Be nice.

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Out, Foul Spot

Posted by Exile on May 23, 2008

Denmark has finally decided to deport a few of its foreign guests. 11 Iraqis. In fact, two of them have already been flown to Baghdad. Not only have they all been refused residence in Denmark but all of them have been convicted of some crime. And we’re not talking shoplifting here. We are talking rape, arson, murder, violent assault, forgery and human trafficking. Some are guilty not just of one of the aforementioned but several of these crimes. Deportation is the only sensible thing to do with these dregs of human society. They do not belong here, they are not welcome here and they must not be permitted to stay here.

Not so, say the human rights brigades. In fact, they are trying as hard as they can to keep the swine here. Claiming everything from breach of international human rights agreements under the UN, support from Amnesty International and invoking the EU convention on refugees.

I have one question for them. What of our human rights? The good law-abiding citizens of Denmark and their human rights? Is it not a human right to be able to live without fear of running into one of these psychopathic animals imported from a land that has nothing in common with ours? Is it not a human right to be able to feel safe from scum like this? I don’t much like the idea of convicted rapists, arsonists, murderers and their like being allowed to live amongst us. Especially seeing that they have no legal right to be here in the first place.
There comes a point surely, where the common good is to be placed higher than the so called rights of someone who has no apparent respect for others or indeed for their human rights?

To hell with the EU convention, the UNHCR, Amnesty international et al. They should all be force fed with razor blades. I don’t care if these people risk retribution on their return to wherever they came from. I hope they get lots of it. I hope they get incarcerated in some stinking Iraqi prison that makes Abu-Ghraib look like a holiday camp. I don’t care if they spend the rest of their miserable lives in absolute hell.

What I do care about is the well being of my family. I do not see why I should have to be expected to live with the threat of murder, arson, housebreaking, or having my daughter or my wife raped by these imported antisocial criminals that have been refused permission to stay and then also be forced to suffer the added insult of having to finance them while they are here illegally.

I’ll tell you what I think about human rights. Mine are more important than theirs. I am, at least, trying to live by the law, not living by constantly breaking it. By living by the law I am naturally respecting others and their human rights.

And that gives me the edge over these animals in the ranking of who gets what in the human rights department. Out with them. And let it be done quickly.

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UNfair, UNequal and UNacceptable

Posted by Exile on May 21, 2008

If you believe the UN is an impartial organisation, then you are sadly mistaken. Concerning the 60th anniversary of the birth of the state of Israel, the UNWRA has released this:

UNRWA’s commemoration theme is “I Come from There… and Remember” – a line by the beloved Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish. A photo exhibition based on this theme will feature the faces, lives and landscapes of pre-1948 Palestine, illustrating how permanently the fabric of Palestinian life was torn asunder by Al-Nakba.

The exhibit, conceived and curated by Gina Benevento and Dr. Issam Nasser, will be held in cooperation with the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre in Ramallah, the French Cultural Centre, Dar Al-Tifl (The Children’s House) museum in East Jerusalem and the Bethlehem Peace Centre.

With a view to changing the iconic image of Palestine refugees, “I Come from There… and Remember” will show them not as a desperate people fleeing, but rather as men, women and children with deep roots to their cities and villages and a rich culture prior to 1948 — thereby re-humanising the “Palestinian refugee” who is all too often presented as a victim with no active past. The photographs and related exhibits will also show that the land of Palestine in the early twentieth century was prosperous, with a developed trade and infrastructure network and a vibrant social and intellectual scene.

Poignantly, most refugee family albums stop in May 1948: these photographs, taken just before people began to flee, are all the more striking as they portray a normality that was never to be regained.

Oh. How sad.

So much for impariality. Now, who attacked whom in 1948?

UNWRA

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Sackcloth and Ashes

Posted by Exile on May 18, 2008

There’s an awful lot of groveling, hand-wringing and apologising going over in the US of A these days. In Iraq too. Not that anyone has done anything truly horrifically wrong, or even criminal or injurious. No-one has been hurt, injured or killed or maimed by accident and no-one has suffered any economical loss. In fact, no harm has been done to anyone at all. And yet the US military commander in Iraq has been out demeaning himself before local chieftains pleading for their forgiveness and understanding while the pentagon is positively repentant and prostrating itself before the weight of Islamic indignation. Hardly the behaviour one would expect from the mightiest military force in the world today.

The reason for all this “sackcloth and ashes”?

Someone pissed on a piece of paper. And someone else shot holes in it.

Big deal. I’m absolutely crushed.

That the two unrelated activities were carried out by US soldiers is irrelevant. It is no crime to do either. It’s just that the two pieces of paper were part of a book called the Koran, and we all know that you aren’t allowed to do anything to that for fear of awakening the mighty islamic beast that will call us names and boycott our massed produced goods before bombing the hell out of innocent women and children on busses and in train stations.

The shooting of the book happened in Iraq. Local police found a shot copy of the bible from hell close to a firing range. Apparently the military identified the perpetrator, (how, out of hundreds of soldiers using a firing range, did they find exactly him?) made him write a letter of apology to the local chiefs and sent him home to the States. (I don’t believe a blasted word of it.) But the commander in the field has had to go to local chiefs with his cap in his hands:

Major-General Jeffrey Hammond, commander of US forces in Baghdad, apologised for the behaviour of the soldier.

“I come before you here seeking your forgiveness,” the commander was quoted as telling tribal leaders at an apology ceremony that was also filmed by the US television network. “In the most humble manner I look in your eyes today and I say please forgive me and my soldiers.”

Major-General Hammond also read from a letter of apology written by the soldier who fired the bullets. His name has not been released.

Wimp. The man has lost all sense of self respect.

In the second incident Guantanamo Bay, preferred holiday resort of the al-Queda boys, is the source of endless defacement of the Koran. The Pentagon has published results of some enquiry before the press boys can do a mash job on it. The report documents the abuse given to the book by interrogators and guards. Not the inmates mind you, no, they haven’t been abused. Just paper.
And some of the inmates are also equally guilty of this abuse as anyone else, by defacing the book and blaming their guards.

An American guard at Guantanamo Bay urinated on a copy of the Koran while others kicked, stepped on and soaked copies with water balloons, the Pentagon admitted last night. two-word obscenity was written in English on the inside cover of another copy. One interrogator was fined for “a pattern of unacceptable behaviour”, according to a month-long inquiry.

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General Hood revealed last week that investigators had found five cases of mishandling of the Koran. Further details emerged last night and confirmed that one US soldier deliberately kicked a copy of the Koran and an interrogator stepped on one as part of a pattern of unauthorised behaviour. One unidentified American urinated through an air vent onto a detainee and his Koran. In other confirmed incidents, guards threw water balloons that left an unspecified number of Korans wet.

Ooooh! Well isn’t that just terrible? How much of this can one take? I’ve read about these torture methods before, but water boarding the paper? That’s just barbaric. I wonder what that month-long enquiry cost the US taxpayers?

But the guards aren’t alone in this practise of defacing paper;

General Hood’s report also uncovered 15 cases in which detainees were found to have deliberately mishandled copies of the Koran. “These included using a Koran as a pillow, ripping pages out of the Koran, attempting to flush a Koran down the toilet and urinating on the Koran,” the report said.

And just to put the whole thing into perspective…;

The investigation was sparked by a report in Newsweek magazine last month that claimed the Pentagon had substantiated claims by former detainees that some guards and interrogators had flushed a copy of the Koran down a lavatory.

Newsweek retracted the story and apologised after its single source backed away from the account. By then, at least 16 people had died in riots across the Islamic world in protest.Indignation3

Well done Newsweek. Strike another 16 off the list. We need a few more stories like that.

So here’s one for you….

Want to know what I wipe my arse with?

Links: Times article 1 and article 2.

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Forget CO2, The NO2 Will Get Us First

Posted by Exile on May 18, 2008

I suppose this had to happen. The overwhelming evidence that CO2 is not going to kill us all and is a result of increased global temperature, not the cause of it, has forced the scientists to think up the next scare. We are still going to be the ones to blame, of course and I daresay we will be taxed again for it somehow, along with all the bogus CO2 taxes, but the new thing to watch for is Nitrogen Oxide. That will get us warmer than CO2 ever could and probably even quicker. This is the new doomsday gas folks and you read it here first.

An alarm is sounded by papers published today in the journal Science by two international teams including Prof. James Galloway at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, who is now developing a “nitrogen footprint” and Prof. Peter Liss of the University of East Anglia, working with Prof. Robert Duce at Texas A&M University and colleagues elsewhere.

It has long been known that man is enhancing the global nitrogen cycle through the use of fertilisers in agriculture and the burning of fossil fuels in power stations and cars. The effect of this on the land has been extensively studied.

However, this is the first the time its impact on the open ocean has been quantified. “Anyone concerned about climate change will be alarmed at the scale of man’s impact on the world’s oceans,” says Prof. Liss. “It is vital that policy makers take action now to arrest this. “The solution lies in controlling the use of nitrogen fertiliser and tackling pollution from the rapidly increasing numbers of cars, particularly in the developing world.”

“Rising ocean nitrogen levels can deplete essential oxygen levels in the water and has significant effects on climate, food production, and ecosystems all over the world.”

“As much as 80 per cent of the reactive nitrogen entering the world’s oceans from the atmosphere is man-made,” says Prof Doug Capone of the University of Southern California, who worked with Prof Galloway. This has significant implications for global climate change because this nitrogen promotes increased marine biological activity and carbon dioxide uptake, but can also result in the production of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (NO2)”.

MMGW See? The nitrogen will increase marine biology activity and the uptake of the CO2, making it a thing of the past. Good news for us, bad news for the greenies. I suggest we drop all the bogus CO2 taxation now. However, it is nice to see how the solution remains in “controlling the use of nitrogen fertiliser and tackling pollution from the rapidly increasing numbers of cars, particularly in the developing world.” I’ll bet you didn’t see that one coming.

So we need a new scare factor.

Of course, if NO2 fails to materialise, they will come up with something else. Like, fart gas. Oh no, they already tried that. But there are doubtless other noxious gasses that can do the job. Just wait until they find out that oxygen is carcinogenic and a greenhouse gas. I’m sure someone’s working on it somewhere…!

Link: Telegraph article.

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The May 2008 Bullshit Award

Posted by Exile on May 16, 2008

MMGW I just had to copy and paste a bit of this ridiculous article found in the Telegraph. It sounds to me, as if the global warming team are getting decidedly worried about the growing evidence that they have got it grossly wrong and are afraid of being rumbled for good. This just shrieks of panic. I’m sure you all know it, chapter and verse by now, but here goes anyway. Join in if you know the chorus…..

Global warming is causing significant changes to the Earth’s natural systems and it is highly unlikely that any force but man-made climate change can be blamed .

Researchers who analysed 30,000 academic studies dating back to 1970 said man was responsible for changes that ranged from the loss of ice sheets to the collapse in numbers of many species of wildlife.
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On a planetary scale the changes include the melting of glaciers on all continents; earlier spring river run-off; and the warming of oceans, lakes and rivers.
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In Europe, they found evidence of glaciers melting in the Alps; earlier pollen release in the Netherlands; and apple trees producing leaves 35 days earlier in Spain.

In Asia they reported a change in the freeze depth of permafrost in Russia; and the earlier flowering of ginkgo in Japan.

In Antarctica, the population of emperor penguins had declined by 50 per cent. In South America, the melting of the Patagonia ice-fields were contributing to a rise in sea levels.

Prof. Barry Brook, of the University of Adelaide, described the evidence that mankind was altering the world as “overwhelming”.

He said: “These changes are only a minor portent of what is likely to come.” Goldstarbullshit transparency

Ahem. (Just clearing my throat….) “BULLSHIT”.

All these conclusions from, what was it, 38 years of “data”. My , my. How extraordinary. What far reaching studies these must have been. Sorry, but I don’t buy into it.

All these things go on every once in a while and have done so for millennia. It’s called a natural cycle. 800,000 years ago Greenland was ice free. 1000 years ago it was green. Why do you think the Vikings called it “Greenland”? And Newfoundland as we call it now, was then called “Vineland” by the same Vikings. Not many grapes growing there now I suppose? I can’t seem to find a bottle of Newfoundland Chablis anywhere. Must have been all those horse drawn SUV’s that Erik the Red imported. But let’s not mention the medieval warm period that lasted just 400 years, and was a good deal warmer than anything we are experiencing here and now. That only confuses the MMGW crowd. In fact, it allowed Europe to blossom and thrive. Just before the little ice age set in. Which we are still recovering from, globally speaking.

I wonder who pays these people to say these things? Read the whole idiocy for yourselves and try not to laugh out loud.

The Telegraph.

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We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Police

Posted by Exile on May 10, 2008

The Danish police have given up with regard to the youngsters, the so-called “autonome”, that have reduced the Nørrebro area of Copenhagen to an urban slum and virtual no-go area for the decent people of the town. The autonome are being allowed to do as they please, when they please and how they please. The police will not hinder them in any way. It’s official policy now. Let them be.

The police have been told to ignore the youngsters. It is not acceptable to most of the citizens here, but the press has been so successful in presenting the case that it is the police that are provoking the youngsters to violence and escalating vandalism, that the police have been warned off. Observing is enough, under no circumstances must there be any arrests. Even the courts are letting those that are arrested go, afraid that convicting anyone of anything will cause further violence. The surrender is complete.

Police officers are left feeling frustrated and unnecessary. Little wonder that they are leaving the already undermanned service in droves. What would be the point in staying? As one officer put it when interviewed by Jyllands Posten; “They are allowed to do as they will and we are not to get involved…it must not be able to be said that we are provoking in any way. They are allowed to do as they wish”.

The final and most damning comment comes from the Chief of Police in Copenhagen, Mogens Kjærgaard Møller:

“It is a question of balancing how we will tackle things before any large event. This means that some will given more leeway than others. Of course it is illegal to paint graffiti but we must evaluate whether or not our intervention will simply lead to an escalation of affairs and therefore the use of even more resources to combat that escalation. This is much the same as our evaluation of the situation, for example, at football matches.”

Put so that you and I can understand it, “It ain’t worth the bother”.

And just why am I paying taxes?

In my opinion, we may as well disband the police force now. It has apparently outlived its function as a protector of the public. But then again, who would be available to dish out all those parking and speeding fines? It seems there is no leeway  to be had by anybody there. No “evaluation” necessary. I suspect, that it merely isn’t directly profitable for the state to arrest vandals and other criminals.

Yeah, that must be it. Profit margins and the like…..

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Global Warming Really is Man Made

Posted by Exile on May 9, 2008

Yep. I’m convinced. Man made global warming. Man made God too. And he makes cars, and aircraft and all kinds of stuff. But it’s the global warming that’s interesting now. Here’s how I figure it..

If you wanted to gain and preserve power over your people 5000 years ago, how would you do it? Simple. Some bright spark figured out that if one could attribute flood, famine, disease, drought, earthquakes, volcanic eruption, plagues of locusts and all other common annoyances of biblical proportion to something no one understood and could then claim to be in contact with that something, one could easily persuade the masses that one was in a position of ultimate power. High priests, in the pay of warlords, became the masters of the inexplicable and supplied the same warlords with a ready supply of virgins, wine, goats, grain, taxes and other goodies including local domination, extracted from the people in the name of pleasing the “Gods”, who were responsible for all the bad stuff happening. The bad stuff was happening because of the inappropriate behaviour of the people towards the gods. Of course, no matter how much the poor unwitting citizens gave, it was never enough to totally appease the gods, so more had to be kept coming. Why? Well, the floods, famine, disease, drought and other crap kept coming. Now you need to tell the people, they haven’t given enough to the gods. That’s why we’re all starving. So sacrifice some grain, goats and a couple of virgins to us priests and we’ll see what we can do about it. After all, there’s no need for the priests to go hungry as well, or their masters. Guess what.. the people gave. The delusion was complete. Inevitably the weather turned, or the volcano went on hiatus again or the rains came and the priests could claim another successful round of negotiations with the gods. This was wonderful. No one thought of questioning it. If they did, they were also sacrificed, as unbelievers who were, of course, displeasing the gods. The proof was there for all to see. Shit happened. The gods were angry. Continuously so. Luckily, their priests had the answers. Temporarily, but inevitably so.

Man made gods. Or at least, a few very clever, sneaky, power hungry men made them up and deluded an entire population.
Sound too fantastic? Think of Hitler, or Stalin. Or Pol Pot. The Aztecs. The Egyptian dynasties.

Centuries passed. We got smarter. The god theory began to fall into disrepute. After generations of crawling, bowing and scraping, taxation and sacrificed virgins and animals and a couple of real big wars, someone cottoned on and pulled the plug. Dissent amongst the downtrodden masses finally brought the priests down off their high positions of power and a freer society began to flourish. The taxes remained to support the local chieftains, now royal families, but the virgins had a few more prospects in life, other than sacrifice at a whim of the weather or local geological upsets.

So now we enter the enlightened age of all encompassing communication. TV, radio, travel, flight and finally, the internet. How do you forward your own interests as a power hungry politician in this day and age? God’s off the list now. We need something equally as inexplicable, frightening and yet, tangible in some way. We know about geology and weather fluctuations and earthquakes and stuff, so we need something bigger and more complicated than the local news. Something global.
Well, the globe is warming up. It has been since the late middle ages. Since the end of the little ice age. That followed the Medieval Warm Period, during which, temperatures were higher than they are today by far, and the people of the northern hemisphere flourished. It’s a natural process, but deniable.
Right, there’s the vehicle. Now, attribute it to something the people are doing. Well, the people are living and using energy.. which generates a natural bi-product… CO2. There’s the inappropriate bit. A rise in CO2 actually follows a rise in temperature, but that’s open to distortion too. We can modify the figures and distort the time factor by data handling.
Priests are also out now. We got educated. Right. No priests. Scientists then. Because we believe scientists now, not priests. And yes, let’s get the press in on it too. They will print what we tell them and won’t argue.

So the warlords became greedy megalomaniac politicians. The priests became government funded scientists saying exactly what they are paid to say and the sacrifice continues. The taxation, the sacrifice of our freedoms, and the stifling of any debate that threatens the men at the top continues. In fact , let’s invent an inner temple to strengthen the idea. Make it global. Call it the IPCC. The International Panel on Climate Change. Titles mean everything.
We can’t sacrifice the dissenters as unbelievers nowadays, but we can ostracise them and insult them and underfund them and prevent them from speaking out against the modern god of anthropogenic climate change.

It’s the perfect model for mass hysteria and mass control. We have the vehicle, we have the guilt factor ready, we control the data and publication, we own the opinion and we can censor it all to fit our needs.

Yep. I believe that global warming is man made. Or at least, that a few very clever, sneaky, power hungry men made it up and deluded an entire global population.

And guess what…. the people keep on giving.

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The Manhattan Declaration

Posted by Exile on May 7, 2008

This declaration will not be well reported. It was made by climate scientists in Manhattan, New York, on the 4th of March this year. The silence in the press has been thunderous. Why, you may ask. The answer is very simple. The declaration does not fit the UN and IPCC’s agenda on climate change and Man Made Global Warming. In fact, the people involved in the making of this declaration are so at odds with that agenda, that their funding for research is drastically lower than those supporting the MMGW theory and even though they are probably right in their assumptions, their results never get published. Put bluntly, people, you are being deliberately denied the truth about global warming. Strictly speaking, you are being lied to. Every day.

Here’s a little snippet I found in The Spectator:

During the International Conference on Climate, scientists revealed the lack of tolerance science journals and institutions have exhibited for skeptical climate views.

‘We [fellow skeptical scientists] talked mostly of work and upcoming papers and went through the standard ritual of griping about journal editors and the ridiculous hoops we sometimes have to jump through to get papers published. But some of the guys had absolute horror stories of what happened to them when they tried getting papers published that explored non-‘consensus’ views. Really outrageous and unethical behavior on the parts of some editors. I was shocked,’ wrote conference participant Dr. William M. Briggs, a climate statistician who serves on the American Meteorological Society’s Probability and Statistics Committee and is an Associate Editor of Monthly Weather Review, on his blog on March 4.

Prominent Hungarian Physicist Dr. Miklós Zágoni, a former global warming activist who recently reversed his views about man-made climate fears and is now a skeptic, presented scientific findings at the conference refuting rising CO2 fears. Zágoni’s scientific mentor Hungarian scientist, Dr. Ferenc Miskolczi, an atmospheric physicist, resigned from his post working with NASA because he was disgusted with the agency’s lack of scientific freedom. Miskolczi, who also presented his peer-reviewed findings at the conference, said he wanted to release his new research that showed “runaway greenhouse theories contradict energy balance equations,” but he claims NASA refused to allow him. ‘Unfortunately, my working relationship with my NASA supervisors eroded to a level that I am not able to tolerate. My idea of the freedom of science cannot coexist with the recent NASA practice of handling new climate change related scientific results,” Miskolczi said according to a March 6 Daily Tech article.

So, even NASA is involved in keeping the truth from us. It would appear that inconvenient truths are only allowed to be publicly inconvenient in one direction. The US Senate did however take note. I found a few links to follow and one brought me to this, from the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works reports:

New York, New York – Scientists skeptical of man-made climate fears meeting at the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change in New York City described the “absolute horror stories” about how some scientific journals have engaged in “outrageous and unethical behavior” in attempting to suppress them from publishing their work in peer-reviewed journals. The March 2-4 groundbreaking conference, which featured about 100 speakers with over 500 people attending, presented the report of a team of international scientists who formed a group to counter the UN IPCC.

MMGW At last. A group of scientists to counter the UN IPCC. But how will that help if they are not allowed by the most prominent scientific journals to publish their findings? Luckily, we do have the internet and we do have bloggers and there are places where one can go and find these things and publicise them.

So, in closing this post I will leave you with one last link. You can find the Manhattan Declaration there and more evidence of the cover up. Heartland:

For those too lazy, or just too tired, to use the link, here it is:

The Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change

“Global warming” is not a global crisis

We, the scientists and researchers in climate and related fields, economists, policymakers, and business leaders, assembled at Times Square, New York City, participating in the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change,

Resolving that scientific questions should be evaluated solely by the scientific method;

Affirming that global climate has always changed and always will, independent of the actions of humans, and that carbon dioxide (CO2) is not a pollutant but rather a necessity for all life;

Recognising that the causes and extent of recently-observed climatic change are the subject of intense debates in the climate science community and that oft-repeated assertions of a supposed ‘consensus’ among climate experts are false;

Affirming that attempts by governments to legislate costly regulations on industry and individual citizens to encourage CO2 emission reduction will slow development while having no appreciable impact on the future trajectory of global climate change. Such policies will markedly diminish future prosperity and so reduce the ability of societies to adapt to inevitable climate change, thereby increasing, not decreasing human suffering;

Noting that warmer weather is generally less harmful to life on Earth than colder:

Hereby declare:

That current plans to restrict anthropogenic CO2 emissions are a dangerous misallocation of intellectual capital and resources that should be dedicated to solving humanity’s real and serious problems.

That there is no convincing evidence that CO2 emissions from modern industrial activity has in the past, is now, or will in the future cause catastrophic climate change.

That attempts by governments to inflict taxes and costly regulations on industry and individual citizens with the aim of reducing emissions of CO2 will pointlessly curtail the prosperity of the West and progress of developing nations without affecting climate.

That adaptation as needed is massively more cost-effective than any attempted mitigation, and that a focus on such mitigation will divert the attention and resources of governments away from addressing the real problems of their peoples.

That human-caused climate change is not a global crisis.

Now, therefore, we recommend –

That world leaders reject the views expressed by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as well as popular, but misguided works such as “An Inconvenient Truth”.

That all taxes, regulations, and other interventions intended to reduce emissions of CO2 be abandoned forthwith.

Agreed at New York, 4 March 2008

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Race Champion Dies

Posted by Exile on May 6, 2008

I saw this headline on the Timesonline webside and thought, “Oh, Nikki Lauda? Sterling Moss?” I don’t really follow racing much so my knowledge of who drove what and won is rather limited. As it turns out I am completely on the wrong track (no pun intended) on this one. I went on to read what should have been an obituary:

Race champion dies

Richmond. Mildred Loving, 68, a black woman whose challenge to Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage led, in 1967, to a landmark Supreme Court ruling, has died. She married her white husband in 1958 and later said: “It was God’s work.” (AP)

I don’t know what to be more ashamed of. My own ignorance, or the Times’ headline.

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