Friday, December 31, 2010

Would you Bet on the BOM?

These guys couldn't get it more wrong! They really are a laughing stock. And yet these global warming spruikers continue to claim they are certain about the climate in 20 years time. Would you bet the Australian economy on their predictions? Read more about BOM's incredible predictive power at JoNova.

Freedom of Speech and it's Limits

Here is an excellent piece by the politically incorrect James Allan recently published at Quadrant online.

The Language of Liberty.

I find myself very much in the John Stuart Mill utilitarian camp.

Friday, December 24, 2010

The 4 Ways to Spend Money by Milton Friedman

The next time you see a story in the media about how the government should spend more money on a particular problem, think about this...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Seeming is Believing in these PC Times

The art of "Seeming" is the refuge of Utopians. It is the indulgence of ones emotions at the cost of rational thought. The refusal to recognise reality invariably leads to adverse outcomes. There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think. (Ayn Rand, "Atlas Shrugged")

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Emperor's New Clothes

Hans Christian Andersen of Wonderful, Wonderful, Copenhagen.

What a visionary he was, writing “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, the perfect allegory for today’s self serving “Global Warming Carpetbaggers” ready to reveal their recycled “new clothes” at Cancun Mexico.

Remember how the story ends guys.  Lots of embarrassment and retreat to the Castle (sweet reason).
Here is my contemporary take on this timeless tale.

An Emperor (Al Gore) who cares for nothing but his wardrobe, hires two weavers (a cabal of climate scientists) who promise him the finest suit of clothes (green ideology f eels good) from a fabric (Global Circulation Models) invisible to anyone (the public) who is unfit for his position (High Priest of the Church of Global Warming) or "just hopelessly stupid" (deniers). The Emperor cannot see the cloth himself, but pretends that he can for fear of appearing unfit for his position or stupid; his ministers (western politicians) do the same. When the swindlers (government funded scientists) report that the suit is finished (IPCC Report), they dress him in mime (carbon climate thermostat) and the Emperor then marches in procession (to Copenhagen) before his subjects (the mainstream media). A child in the crowd (climate gate hacker) calls out that the Emperor is wearing nothing at all and the cry is taken up by others (the public begin to snigger). The Emperor cringes, suspecting the assertion is true, but holds himself up proudly and continues the procession (to Cancun).

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