“As Ron Hubbard reputedly said, if you want to get very rich, start a new religion.”
If you want to con serious amounts of money out of other people, you’ve got to sell them a story and the story you sell, comes in one of two basic flavours.
The first one is the traditional basis of most confidence tricks and at the end of the day, it revolves about their greed. If you’re not a greedy person, you’ll never really get badly conned. The greedier a person is, the more vulnerable they are. You spin them some story, sometimes pointing out how it’s not quite moral or perhaps not even legitimate at all but hey, you can both make some easy money if they’re not going to get too fussy about the thing.
Sometimes, you hand them that obvious opening, which they think only they can see; a way of stiffing you for all the money you were both supposed to be sharing out at the end. That touch…
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The green fog is slowly but surely lifting. Reason is returning. The age of collective madness finally in retreat.
Tesla model X [image credit: IB Times]
Denmark, like Britain, has discovered that fanatical pursuit of so-called ‘green’ policies to ‘save the climate’ or whatever, is not financially sustainable, as Breitbart reports.
Denmark is slowly retreating from some of its most ambitious, self-regarding climate initiatives. In an unforeseen attack of common sense, the government is readying to end its generous tax breaks for citizens who buy low-carbon vehicles because of the expense imposed on the public purse. This will triple the retail price of electric cars like the popular Tesla (Model X, pictured) and remove their competitive price advantage against standard fossil fuel-powered models.
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“Pathological Science” (NASA, NOAA)
Via Pointman :
There are many aspects to the style of science underpinning the theory of global warming that remind me of something the American scientist Irving Langmuir christened pathological science. Wiki for once is accurate and defines it as –
“Pathological science is a psychological process in which a scientist, originally conforming to the scientific method, unconsciously veers from that method, and begins a pathological process of wishful data interpretation.”
It goes on to say it has the following characteristics –
* The maximum effect that is observed is produced by a causative agent of barely detectable intensity, and the magnitude of the effect is substantially independent of the intensity of the cause.
* The effect is of a magnitude that remains close to the limit of detectability, or many measurements are necessary because of the very low statistical significance of the results.
* There are claims of great accuracy.
* Fantastic theories contrary to experience are suggested.
* Criticisms are met by ad hoc excuses.
* The ratio of supporters to critics rises and then falls gradually to oblivion.
In 1923, the whole world was rapidly warming and glaciers were disappearing. It was reported that “Iceland is no longer … the land of ice”
NASA (AKA The Ministry of Truth) does not show this warming prior to 1923.
This pre-1923 warming was clearly shown in the 1975 National Academy of Sciences graph, as was the cooling after the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa – which NASA has also erased.
In 1976, National Geographic showed the same pre-1923 warm up, and had a discussion of the 1883 Krakatoa cooling.
They also photographically documented the retreat of glaciers before 1940.
Until a few years ago, NASA showed the 1920’s warm up in Iceland, and temperature maximum around 1940.
But that didn’t fit the needs of the criminals in the White House, so NASA simply made the earlier…
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Wasn’t Carbon dioxide, aka “carbon pollution” meant to have melted Arctic sea ice completely away by now?
Why then is Arctic Sea Ice currently breaking record growth cycles?
Am I missing something?
After the shortest melt season on record, Arctic sea ice extent has grown almost two million km² and is now approaching the highest extent for the date in the last ten years.
The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado of course fails to mention any of this in their October 6 report.
We should be worried because unpaid people like Tony Heller spend about x2 hours accessing and posting data that not only corrects misreporting of facts, but importantly, uncovers the agenda driven, ideological global warming lies that are intended to deceive/indoctrinate Wapo readers.
The Washington Post claims that snow cover is declining in North America.
Last year had the highest autumn snow cover ever recorded for North America, and winter snow cover has steadily increased as well.
Boston had one of their snowiest winters on record last year.
Three months earlier, the Washington Post reported on record cold in DC
Just north of DC, we had near record amounts of snow last winter. Facts don’t matter to climate alarmists. They are paid to produce propaganda, not disseminate factual information.
Governor Nikki Haley calls on people to stay inside their homes as death toll reaches eight in South Carolina’s “1,000 year floods”.
CNN attributes the Carolina floods to human CO2 emissions aka ‘climate change’.
Not long now until Ted Turner reminds us that CO2 was responsible for the 2,000,000 who died in the 1931 China floods.