Friday, February 29, 2008

Paging Al Gore once again

David Suzuki and the rest of the Church of Climatology just might want to make this one a conference call. Please explain this one and then tell me how "Global Warming" is such a dire thing that we should be jailing politicians that do not act upon it.

Lets do this Al Gore style... Roll frame one...



This is not the "hockey stick graph" by any means... more can be found HERE

Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures wipes out a century of warming

Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on.

No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.

A compiled list of all the sources can be seen here. The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C -- a value large enough to wipe out most of the warming recorded over the past 100 years. All in one year's time. For all four sources, it's the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or down. [...]


Global Cooling is a Serious Problem
[...] It is difficult to say if mankind can stop global cooling, but it is not difficult to say what the reaction of policymakers around the world should be to this newest and real natural threat. Governments should encourage the mining of coal, the drilling for oil, increasing industrial activity, more vehicles on the highways and the introduction of heat-retaining chemical compounds in our atmosphere.

Unlike the mythical global warming, mankind’s ingenuity has given him the tools to deal with global cooling – if we act in time. Invention has often been a human response to cold and its effects. Indeed, human progress has largely been a response to the challenges of nature in general. Often – the vast majority of the time – this has been futile. Mankind cannot stop volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. But sometimes, if we are prescient like the Medieval Dutch, we can hold back the sea and win quiet victories against our enemy, nature. [...]


Everyone PANIC! or just dress appropriately...

Don't believe or listen to loony people with political agenda's. Do your own homework. Practice common sense. Never EVER believe anything that is even remotely connected to Maurice Strong in any way shape or form!

And this concludes our lesson for the day.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Two months too late

Latimer paroled

The appeal division, following a month-long review, concluded Mr. Latimer does not in fact pose an undue risk to reoffend.

“The Appeal Division finds that the information available to the Board does not reasonably support the Board's conclusion that you will, by reoffending, present an undue risk to society on day parole,” today's decision says.

Finally some common sense has been found at the parole board. Mr. Latimer is about as likely to re offend as I am to get laid tonight. It just ain't gonna happen!

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Stephane Dion is still not a leader

All you have to do is read the headlines....

Crime bill passes in Liberal-dominated Senate

The Conservative government's crime bill narrowly passed in the Liberal-dominated Senate on Wednesday, avoiding an election showdown over the issue.

The bill, which now only needs the governor general's approval to be made into law, passed 19-16, with most Liberal senators abstaining.

Why do we pay these people? Out of 91 senators, only 35 could be bothered to vote on this issue? Get rid of these unelected trough feeders already.

Budget puts Liberals in uncomfortable position
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Stephane Dion's criticisms of the budget are meaningless, because the Liberal leader has said he wants to avoid an election and won't vote against the document.

"When he comes and makes ferocious attacks on a budget he has every intention to allow to pass, he simply has no credibility in those attacks," Harper said during question period Wednesday.

I don't need to add any more comments on that one. PMSH summed it up very well.

And the best one for last... Maybe... just maybe... even the CBC has realized how dead this horse is and even they can't back it any more... Nahhhhh it simply slipped by the editors me thinks...

'We'll find a way to not defeat the government': Dion
Liberal Leader St├ęphane Dion said Wednesday that his party won't defeat the government on the federal budget, but also won't vote in favour of it.

"We'll find a way to not defeat the government and to express our disagreement with this budget," Dion said after a caucus meeting in Ottawa.

He said the Liberals will still have an amendment, but the party has decided not to take the government down in a vote of confidence over the budget.

HUH? Call me confused... The budget is ALWAYS a confidence vote. The NDP and BLOC have already stated that they will not vote in favour of it. If the Liberals are not voting in favour of it then we are off to an election Dion, it is that simple. Oh wait. I have to put my Dion translator on... one moment please... thats better. Dion is not saying his party will vote against the budget. He is saying that they will abstain from voting yet again, to avoid defeating the government and causing an election. This, even though they have serious problems with this budget. That is what you Liberals call leadership? How much longer can the Liberals sit back and watch this circus continue before a coup d’├ętat?

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Ive been Tazered!

I mean tagged... Thanks Candace...

Six Unimportant Things... Let me think...

1. Stephane Dion
2. Jack Layton
3. Kevin Tafft
4. Brian Mason
5. Ed Stelmach
6. David Suzuki

Oh crap... I misunderstood the rules. Six unimportant things ABOUT ME!... Now I get it. Let me try this again...

#1. I have a terrible memory. I think I have had oldtimers disease since birth.

#2. I am a night person. I always seem to get my second wind around 11 pm and I'm lucky if I can get to sleep by 2 am.

#3. I am late for work by 5 or 10 minutes almost every day. See #2...

#4. I like worms, maggots, leeches and other little creatures. What can I say... I'm Hooked!

#5. I dream of living in the 1800's. Life was so much simpler then. Grizzly Adams is my hero.

#6. I'm a good driver. I'm a good driver. I'm a good driver. Which in this part of the country is a bloody miracle...


And now I tag... drum rolls please...

ABFreedom

Lone Pony

Chimera

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

CHANGE

Seems as though every politician running for election this year is running on the platform of "Change". They are not the only ones who want CHANGE...

I will not be the first to agree that some things need to CHANGE. However some people want CHANGE that will only accommodate them and to hell with the rest of the population. This sort of CHANGE is not what we need. If you don't like how the game is played in our parks, maybe it would be best if you take your balls and go home. We are not going to nor should we be expected to CHANGE our culture to suit your beliefs. The countries that you have come from certainly would not do the same for us. ENOUGH already!... (*)

Let the "you racist" remarks begin...

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Just when you thought

You had heard it all...



(*)

Why is it that they ever leave the (sarc) WONDERFUL (/sarc) countries that they once called home if life abroad is so hard for them to adjust to.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tomorrows Dion Quote

I am testing my psychic powers... Dion will say....

"The people of Canada do not what to have an election. My party will not bring down the conservative government at this time"... (*)

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Challenged by responsibility and accountability?

You are probably not a Baby Boomer or a GenX. You were probably born after 1980. Your generation is know as the Millennials...

"They've been overparented, overindulged and overprotected," she says. "They haven't experienced that much failure, frustration, pain. We were so obsessed with protecting and promoting their self-esteem that they crumble like cookies when they discover the world doesn't revolve around them. They get into the real world and they're shocked.

"You have to be very careful in how you talk to them because they take everything as criticism."

I know how Mr. Hannay feels.

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Back in my youth

The only guns I had were toys. The "progressives" don't like toy guns. Kids these days seldom get to have toy guns to play with. Instead they just use the real thing....

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Fear Itself

How appropriate...

Transportation Security Administration at Tampa International Airport finds box cutter in back pack...

Benjamin Baines Jr. pleaded guilty to the concealed weapons charge. He seems to think that he was charged not because of what was found in his possession, but because, drum roll please... "he was black and carrying the Koran," That damn profiling thing again! Well not really...

[...] The X-ray image of a box cutter inside Benjamin Baines Jr.'s backpack caught the attention of federal officers Sunday morning at Tampa International Airport. [...]

[...] But it was the packaging that really jolted them: a hollowed-out book that hid the razor-sharp tool. Also inside the backpack: a Koran, a Holy Bible and rap music lyrics referencing police, drugs and guns. [...]

The title of the book that the box cutter was concealed in.... Fear Itself

Obviously this is all just a big misunderstanding...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Oops, they over taxed us again!

And we needed to raise the royalty rates on oil and gas because....?????

Ohhhhhhh, thats right, the government needs more money that it can't seem to find something worth while to spend it on...

Maybe if they left a little of that extra money in the peoples pockets they could afford to buy the new energy efficient appliances the government is trying to get us to buy with their measly $100 REBATE... Or maybe trade in our older vehicles for newer more fuel efficient ones... stuff like that... You know, to stimulate the whole economy!

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We think for Canada

NO YOU DON'T!

BC government introduces its tax payers to a new socialist shell game.

Ms. Taylor said the carbon tax will be revenue neutral, meaning the government will not use money generated from the tax to fill its coffers. The carbon tax revenue, estimated to hit $1.8-billion over three years, will be returned to taxpayers through personal income tax and business tax cuts, she said.

So let me get this straight... Ms. Taylor is going to tax everyone for using carbon fuels and then she is going to give that money back to everyone. Why does this sound familiar? Why do I get the feeling that those who put the least into this "carbon tax fund" will get the most back from it? I think I see how this is gonna work. Perhaps Ms. Taylor should change her name to Robin... Robin Hood to be exact. She is gonna take from the rich to give to the poor. Or at least that is how she will portray it. It will be the middle income people that will get hit the worst as usual. They will be the ones supplementing the income of the ones who are entitled to their entitlements. Why work and pay taxes when the government will give you money for nothing and injection sites for free!

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Peaceful Protests Continue

It is a relative thing. It could be worse. As far as I can tell from the reports, no one has been killed... YET...

Police have arrested 50 people after mobs of youths torched cars and lobbed rocks at officers and firefighters in a sixth night of violence in Danish cities.

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A wave of vandalism continued across Denmark for a seventh consecutive night.

CLICK

It is not likely to get better any time soon, especially once this film is shown.

I expect to see servers burning in Florida in the near future.

UPDATE...
Oh my, a CARTOON! That tells it like it is...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

I'll buy you stuff

Come on down to Stephane's Political Emporium. Have we got deals for you. Yes I Stephane will buy you a new bridge. I will even toss in a road or two if thats what it takes. Not good enough? How about I give you free water and sewage lines? Buses and mass transit, we have that too! Don't want to go home with empty pockets, I'll give you cash, lots and lots of cash. We here at Stephane's Political Emporium can get easy money at the blink of an eye.

Free popcorn and beer just for stopping by... Every 100th customer gets a brown envelope with an undisclosed amount of money contained within and you get to keep it all! (Subject to 40% handling fee payable to Stephane's Political Emporium... ).

We here at Stephane's Political Emporium don't just want your votes, we will buy them, with your money!

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UPDATE: Albertan's may want to visit our western branches...

Eddie's Political Emporium (Has a more crude country feel to it...)

Kevin's Political Emporium (Kind of a dreamy decor...)

Brian's Political Emporium (A hint of Cuba with a Venezuela twist...)

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Maybe its more like boxing day as you are paying for the gifts for yourself.

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Whats next

A government permit to buy alcohol? Junk food? Fast food? How about to buy ski's. A parachute? To go rock climbing? Bungee jumping? Ski-dooing? Where does this sort of socialist thinking end? Nanny state contemplates smoking licence.

No one would be able to buy cigarettes without the permit, under the idea proposed by Health England. [...]

Professor Le Grand, a former adviser to ex-PM Tony Blair, said cash raised by the proposed scheme would go to the NHS.

He said it was the inconvenience of getting a permit - as much as the cost - that would deter people from persisting with the smoking habit.

"You've got to get a form, a complex form - the government's good at complex forms; you have got to get a photograph.

"It's a little bit of a problem to actually do it, so you have got to make a conscious decision every year to opt in to being a smoker." [...]

A complex form with photo? Why not just make smoking illegal and be done with it? Oh thats right, the government needs the massive amounts of taxes garnered from smokers to fund the next stupid study for the next stupid idea some socialist comes up with to ban something. (sarc) But hey... lets legalize drugs! ya thats the ticket! They don't hurt anyone at all.... (/sarc)

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Where to begin?

I came home to find more news that grabbed my attention than usual.

Better late than never I guess. Our judicial system is very slow, and sometimes it even works. I truly believe this man should spend the rest of his life behind bars for war crimes. In this case that will not be very long. He is 83 after all... CLICK

Sticking with the way back machine and the judicial system, we have the families of those killed in the 1985 Air India bombing wanting a formal apology from the federal government. Cause an official government apology will make everything better. Oh and a big ass cheque of course... CLICK

More recently, our current government fired the head of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for refusing to allow the re-opening of the Chalk River reactor even though it was causing a medical crisis not only in Canada but around the globe. Apparently the odds of Chalk River being hit by a devastating earth quake was very high in her mind and took priority over the real concerns of peoples health. Surprise surprise, she wants a judge to give her her entitlement to her old job. Well because... she is THE President! I can't help but wonder how many millions will this cost us tax payers to make her go away? Why on earth would anyone want to go back to a job where you are not wanted by the current employer? Talk about self abuse... CLICK

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Just for Fun

What song was at the top of the charts when you were born, or any other day for that matter? Unfortunately it only gives US, UK and AUS results but it is interesting none the less...

My birthday songs are...

"Our Day Will Come - Ruby & The Romantics" in the US.



"Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard and The Shadows" in the UK



"Hey Paula - Paul & Paula" in AUS...



Have some fun for a change!

Update: Apparently the direct link to the page for this will not work. It will take you to the Index page only. Once there, you must then Click on the "Birthday Number One" link. there you can select any year, day and month... sorry bout that...

HT FARK

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Global Warming... Who cares

When you have idiots in power that cause/allow this shit to happen...

American fighter jets have been scrambled after Russian bombers buzzed a US aircraft carrier in the Western Pacific.
and...
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Leaders of Gaza's ruling Hamas movement have gone into hiding, fearing Israeli assassination attempts in response to a wave of Palestinian rocket attacks on southern Israel, officials said Monday.

What the hell is wrong with everyone? Have we all lost our minds? Why can't we all just get along....

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

"Safe injection sites" my ass

Dion indicates Vancouver safe injection site is OK

The Liberal party has no intention of advocating the legalization of cannabis but leader Stephane Dion made it clear Friday that under a Liberal government, other Canadian cities could see safe injection sites like the one in Vancouver.

Cause we all no how well that it is working out don't we...
Well maybe not...
B.C. injection drug users carrying superbug
The percentage of injection drug users from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood found to be carrying a worrisome superbug jumped 250 per cent from 2000 to 2006, a new study reveals.

Now if this bug was restricted to those who use drugs, personally I could care less what happens to them. They have no one to blame but themselves. But of course they and those who enable this life style will blame everyone but them for their habits. The problem is that this bug does not discriminate. It does not care if you use drugs or not. It has found a host in Vancouver that has made it very easy for it to spread, grow and survive.

What say you now Dion and those that wish to have more of these sites throughout Canada? Are you willing to put the entire population at risk of these super bugs just to appease a bunch of do gooders and drug abusers?

As a side note.... I suspect that these are the same people screaming at the top of their lungs regarding how second hand smoke is going to kill everyone. Demanding that smokers be banished to the hinterlands...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Influencing minds one song at a time

Music cannot change the world, says Neil Young

Canadian folk rock legend Neil Young said he has lost all hope that music can change the world, as he presented a documentary about his 2006 anti-war concert tour at the Berlin film festival on Friday.

"I know that the time when music could change the world is past. I really doubt that a single song can make a difference. It is a reality," Young told reporters.
Don't get too down on your mission in life Neil. There is some hope left. You have managed to influence at least one mind...
An Ohio mayor had a stern order for a company of Marine Corps Reservists: Get out.

The Toledo Blade reports that Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner ordered the Marines out Friday as their buses were arriving for a three-day training mission in the city, where they have periodically trained since 2004.

The 200 Marines, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., had planned to participate in urban patrol exercises in downtown streets and a vacant building, according to the Blade, which reports that past exercises have included mock gun fights, ambushes and the firing of blank ammunition to simulate urban combat.

Finkbeiner said that would be alarming.

"The mayor asked them to leave because they frighten people," Brian Schwartz, the mayor's spokesman, told the newspaper. "He did not want them practicing and drilling in a highly visible area."

I wonder if the mayor thinks that it is 1970 and that Nixon is the president?



HT SDA and FARK

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

What the Flocke? Are they knutz or something?

Those well meaning folks over at the World Wildlife Foundation are upset that the Canadian government is auctioning off the rights to oil and gas exploration on more than 2.9 million acres of continental shelf in the Beaufort Sea, north of the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Perhaps I would feel a little more bitter about this if the spokes person was a little more educated on the topic. click From the CTV article...

"These are areas where polar bears and bowhead whales and beluga whales and who knows what else call home," Dr. Peter Ewins, WWF Canada's director, told CTV.ca on Thursday. "Clearly these areas are important, perhaps critical, habitat for the pressured polar bears."

"and who knows what else call home"????? I bet there are a bunch of people that know what else call that area home. Some of them might actually have ties to the WWF. And and and perhaps, well maybe, quite possibly they might also know about the polar bears habitat. They may even know that the polar bears are not "pressured". The polar bears population has been doubling every decade since the 1970's. We wouldn't want to mention that the disappearing habit has reappeared this winter with a vengeance. Why is it that he makes no mention of the real dangers? You know, like oil spills... Nope , gotta stick to the whole "global warming" mantra. These people are their own worst enemies. Just keep screaming FIRE in the packed stadium when in reality it is just a few people flicking their BIC's. When will they learn?

Take the GLOBAL WARMING TEST. It is only 10 simple questions, but something tells me that Al Gore, David Suzuki, Stephane Dion and the like would fail it big time. It requires common sense!

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Paging Al Gore, Al Gore

The citizens of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho would like a word with you. Bring your shovel! Come spring, bring sand bags, lots and lots of sand bags!

Snowfall for the winter hit 127 inches as of Tuesday night, beating the old mark of 124.2 inches set in the winter of 1915-16, and the National Weather Service is predicting as much as another half-foot or so by nightfall Thursday.

If their weather is even close to Alberta's, which I suspect it is, the major snow season has yet to begin. That begins closer to the end of February, through much of March and April.

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Concern over Britannia's removal from 50 pence

Royal Mint said it would not comment on redesign plans, but there has been speculation that Britannia will be replaced with an image representing modern Britain.

I thought I would give this one a photoshop shot... I must admit that I stole one of Kate's tag lines...



My apologies to Queen Elizabeth for ousting her off the coin and replacing her with Tony. I do however think that I did the other side of the coin justice by introducing the Mohamed Ali Pasha statue from 1905 in all its glory.

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