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Why can't everyone condemn Hamas?

Following Hamas' atrocities in Israel, the media are awash with commentary, so I will keep my comments short. I am shocked by the willin...

Sunday 31 March 2024

Global cancer concerns

Cancer has been in the headlines of late. That may be somewhat of a limp opener, given for many of us touched by the dreaded disease it is never far from our thoughts. Yet when two members of the British Royal family are diagnosed with cancer withing weeks of each other, it is not exactly normal. Sure it could be just a coincidence. Maybe. But is it? Hasn't cancer suddenly had a resurgence? It seems more prominent people and more young people are being diagnosed with fast-developing and advanced cancers. Now admittedly I am somewhat conditioned, due to my scepticism, to look for anything that blames the mRNA vaccines, so take my 'gut feel' with a healthy dose of doubt. But it seems I am not the only one noticing this.  
Dr John Campbell recently posted a short video on the subject on Youtube titled "Global Cancer conerns"

In the video he raises the question 'Why is there a surge in cancers?" and "Why is it not being actively investigated?" Good questions indeed.

And then I also came across this article in Trial Site News, "Cancer in USA Down in 2020, Then Surges After Mass Vaccination—Is there a Connection?

Coincidence? Mmm. there seems to be a lot of smoke. Let's watch this space.

Thursday 28 March 2024

Bird-Feeders gone Wild

In an earlier post I re-printed a poem called the Bird Feeder. It tells the story of how a well-intentioned act , the installation a bird feeder to attract birds to a garden, leads to a whole chain of unexpected and unwanted consequences. A humorous opening setting the stage for some observations it then goes on to describe how government payments, allowances, and concessions serve as perverse incentives. Perverse in that they encourage the wrong type of behaviour. It is well worth a re-read and if you haven't please do. You will have a laugh and I am sure you will nod in agreement. (see the Bird Feeder).

So why am I talking about bird feeders? Simply because of the open southern border of the US. Of course, we know that the US with its high standard of living is incentive enough for the mass 'invasion' of migrants from many of the poorer countries around the world. One would have thought that the existence of an open border would be incentive enough. But no, it has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous!

Democrat cities have placed even more bird-feed on the table. You may have heard of some of these but the 'authorities' have tried to keep the wide range of incentives hidden. No wonder really, once you have read the list.

Courtesy of  The Howie Carr Show we have a whole list of the incentives that illegal migrants receive. I am not quite sure if these incentives apply in all states or just some. Irrespective the fact that they exist anywhere is bad enough!

Here is a summary of the list, but please follow the link to the story at FREEBIES FOR ILLEGALS: A Comprehensive List , for the full list and a more in-depth description of the context.

"General Welfare Costs for Illegal Aliens:
  • Free hotel rooms at $150+ a day.
  • Three meals a day at $64 per person per diem.
  • Free on-site medical & dental services (including condoms).
  • Special diet for Ramadan.
  • Free same-day dry cleaning w/free pick up & delivery.
  • Free housekeeping twice a week.
  • Free cell phones, chargers/charging ports.
  • Free tablets, IPads.
  • Free clothing, new & used.
  • Everyone got new free winter coat, gloves and shoes.
  • Free toiletries (tooth paste, deodorant, special “ethnic” shampoos, skin cream, aspirin, tooth brushes, feminine products).
    For the Children
        • Free diapers, wipes, diaper pails, cribs, bassinets, playpens, baby bottles, baby formulas, free car seats, free new mother bags, playrooms for young illegals w/free toys & books which must be replaced often because of destruction."

      That is a lot of bird seed indeed! The motivation of the Biden administration is rather transparent. It seems they have gone all-out to 'massage' the electoral balance by an infusion of illegal migrants. 

      Did Americans vote for this? Hard to say, as many Democrats have spoken about this policy at various times. So maybe, without realising the consequences, many Democrat voters did like the idea of Open borders. However, like the Bird Feeder, now that they can see the consequences I am sure that a majority have changed their minds. This is sure to be a critical issue at the upcoming election!

      Tuesday 26 March 2024

      Climate zealotry destroying Europe's economy

      In a most inciteful article in the Gatestone Institute, titled Germany's Murder of Europe, Drieu Godefridi exposes the economic consequences of energy policies driven by the Climate Catastrophe dogma. Given a few observations in unassailable logic these policies will cost Europe dearly without leading to any reduction in Global Temperatures.

      The arguments are as follows; -
      • If Europe reduces its emissions to zero, while the rest of the world continues to increase them, the effect on the climate will be zero.
      • The projected investment to save 0.03% GDP per year , amounting to €1.5 trillion per annum would do absolutely nothing for the climate of Europe with India and China, and others , increasing their emissions.
      • "The Paris Agreement is obsolete and to pretend otherwise, as the European Commission is doing, is misleading, irresponsible, and not even scientific."
      • The widespread acceptance of climate catastrophism is leading to Europe's impoverishment
      • Climate change could be solved by innovation over the coming decades. But if Europe has expended so much of its resources on counterproductive emission reduction efforts it will not have the necessary funds to invest in such research.
      Many see the logical absurdity of many climate-driven policies. Yet the juggernaut hurtles on. The Russia- Ukraine war has perhaps brought many to the realisation, but we have yet to see rationality take over.

      Thursday 21 March 2024

      Gaza’s death toll is Hamas propaganda!

      The New York Post is calling out the failure of the world's media in applying the pub test to Hamas' claimed Gaza civilian casualties. Indeed there is much to question. Abraham Wyner in his article Hamas is almost certainly lying about the number of deaths in Gaza points to the suspicious 'straight-line' rise in casualty numbers reported by Hamas. Is it likely that exactly 275 people were killed each day? Certainly does not pass the pub test.  And of course if Hamas is lying about this, then what else are they lying about? 


      Surprise, surprise! A terrorist organisation that sends rockets at civilians, or commits vile atrocities, also lies. Who would have thought it!
      Yet it seems that the rest of the world's media repeat lies without question. What happened to the analysis? To questioning? 

      (This is ) a devastating lesson on the credulity of the world media and the gazillion politicians across the globe who’ve been repeating the stats as if they meant something — with no less than President Biden then falsely charging that Israel’s tactics are “over the top.”

      Thank goodness there is at least one media organisation willing to look for the truth and then have the guts to publish it as they see it. We need many more.

      Monday 18 March 2024

      Questioning the Climate Catastrophe dogma

      Is the wind changing on Climate change zealotry?  It started with the Russia-Ukraine war when much of Europe realised that renewables plus imported gas were not a very practical way of powering a modern economy. As a consequence, we have had rapid and concerted moves to refresh old coal mines, import gas and coal from sources other than Russia and renewed investment in nuclear. Green parties in several countries have re-classified nuclear energy as,  lets call it, 'Green', but I am not sure whether they actually called it 'renewable'. I guess this is no worse than advocating the burning of wood, be it re-constituted shaved, pulverized and compressed, but still plain old wood to you and me, as a renewable resource. After all, it does renew even if it happens to take decades or even hundreds of years. Of course, the same argument could be used to classify coal as renewable, but then again the periods are admittedly an order of magnitude longer.

      So perhaps it is not surprising, that the 'science' behind the Climate Zealotry is also under pressure. Articles that question the very basis of Climate Change are beginning to break the defensive wall that has prevented even minor criticism of climate catastrophist dogma. The most recent that caught my eye is a rather in-depth article in the Epoch Times. The title is provocative enough Scientists Expose Major Problems With Climate Change Data.  The article lists several scientists who signed a petition called the European Climate Declaration, sceptical of human-induced global warming.

      A small move but significant in its very existence.

      Thursday 7 March 2024

      The Electric Con Explained - William Levin

      In The Electric Car Con Explained William Levin exposes some inconvenient facts for the Climate Change zealots who are promoting electric cars as a solution to car emissions.

      Here’s a short summary (courtesy Bing) but please follow the link above for the full article.
      • The U.S. car fleet accounts for only 1.0% of global energy demand (5% x 19%), which is projected to decline to 0.8% by 2050.
      • Even if the U.S. transitions to 100% electric-powered cars, the maximum climate impact in 2050 would be a mere 0.2% reduction in global CO2 emissions from the current electric grid.
      • This impact could increase to a maximum of 0.5% if solar, wind, and hydro can power 60% of electric demand, which is unlikely due to practical challenges.
      • Government mandates to switch to electric cars lack a factual basis for a significant impact on global CO2 emissions.
      • While Levin acknowledges that EVs have their place, he notes market distortions caused by subsidies and regulatory force are problematic, especially when EVs don’t suit most personal-vehicle needs outside urban areas.

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