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Wednesday, 30 December 2009

The FE national debt is about to increase

Bad news.

My eldest daughter's Boyfriend has just asked for her hand in marriage!

Bearing in mind the other daughter's marriage cost me £27K. What am I going to be screwed out of this time?

I'm going out to busk with my tin whistle tonight.

44 years in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Episode 2, the Far East

Continuing on from Part One.

Now where was I? Oh yes........

After my first day, I quickly fell into the rhythm of further study in an engineering environment. Even though I was at a disadvantage by not having been to a technical school (They had those in my day), I thrived at all things technical.

Applied Mechanics: How the physical laws affect moving bodies. (and stationary ones)
Applied Heat: How we can use temperature to do lots of things.
Electrotechnology: How to generate big lumps of electricity
Engineering drawing: Real precision art
Chemistry: How things react. (Including the chemistry tutor)

But these subjects aside, the part I loved was the workshops. There I learnt to use every handtool, and better still the machines. Oh what joy. To start with a billet of steel and end up with an art form.

Must crack on, otherwise I'll be dead before I get to episode three.

After two years of the good life, I was appointed to my first ship. I was to report to RFA Retainer, in Singapore.

Now seeing as the average Brit in those days never went abroad, this was a daunting prospect.

The day came and I pitched up at the airport to board a chartered trooping flight. Very high tech in those days, the aircraft was a Vanguard turboprop. Very slow by our standards, but hey, what the heck. This was the great adventure.

How many of you have ever spent 27 hours on a plane? And that was just the time in the air. My bum really was numb by the end of the journey.

Finally the end was in sight as we started the descent into Singapore.................

End of Part 2

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Common Purpose and Bilderburg. The one world order

I've posted about this organisation here

Here are some more Vids from Brian Gerrish.

44 years in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

Now some of you might think that is quite a long time to work for one company. As I will explain in a later post it became too much to continue and stay sane.

Imagine if you can, it is the Year of our Lord, Nineteen hundred and sixty five. Time 0900, 13th september, Venue, Poplar Technical college. (Anyone who started on that date also has my commiserations).

Here I was, a callow youth, about to depart on a career that I really knew nothing about. Except that ships and engines would be involved. I was an Engineer Cadet, decked out in my smart new blazer with the company badge on the breast pocket. Anyway that induction day passed in a turmoil of having the Syllabus explained, tour of the college, numerous form filling (Even then there was paperwork), buying stationary in the shop, and a myriad of other things that I can't remember (I did warn you that it was 44 years ago). I had arrived in the adult world.

Mind you the subjects I was going to have to learn sounded a touch disconcerting.

Applied mechanics: I thought they worked on cars
Applied heat: Mmm, I'm going to learn to use matches
Electrotechnology: Wiring up plugs?
Engineering drawing: Oh bother. Knew I should have paid more attention in art.
Chemistry: Why?

Anyway, that was day one.

Two years on.............................................

If you have Filthy Engineer HD+ installed on your blog, set it now to receive the rest of this Oscar winning series.

Acidification of the Sea

First we had Global Cooling

Then were all going to die of radiation from the hole in the Ozone layer.

Then we had Global Warming

Next came the general scare of Climate Change

Now I hear that the seas are all turning to Acid.

This becoming bloody ridiculous. It appears they don't really care what they try to scare us with, just so long as we're kept in a perpetual state of fear.

Acid Bollocks from the BEEB

Climategate. The Timeline

Very good post analysing those CRU leaked E mails, by John Costella on his website.

Welcome to my analysis of Climategate, the climate science scandal that has already eclipsed Watergate in terms of its global political ramifications.

Climategate began on November 19, 2009, when it is believed that a whistle-blower leaked thousands of emails and documents central to a Freedom of Information request placed with the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. This institution had played a central role in the “climate change” debate: its scientists, together with their international colleagues, quite literally put the “warming” into Global Warming: they were responsible for analysing and collating the various measurements of temperature from around the globe and going back into the depths of time, that collectively underpinned the entire scientific argument that mankind’s liberation of “greenhouse” gases—such as carbon dioxide—was leading to a relentless, unprecedented, and ultimately catastrophic warming of the entire planet.

It here at his site,

It's a long read but worth it.

Monday, 28 December 2009

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Thought that might get your interest. I'm going to do a few posts on this outfit in the near future.

But not tonight.


We are guilty. Burglars welcome.

So according to the Home Office we are the guilty ones.

The public is warned not to leave themselves open to thieves and burglars in a new advertising campaign today.

Around one-third of burglaries are carried out when windows and doors have been left open.

The Home Office campaign also highlights the danger of personal theft when mobile phones and other items are on show.

Can I buy a gun Please?

SatNav, weapon of mass destruction.

I really believe there are fuckwits out in the wild, that are just trying to find more funding or plainly love banning things.

Fears that sat-nav devices may pose a risk to motorists follow research which showed that 78 per cent of crashes were caused by driver inattention.

Now psychologists at Lancaster University and Royal Holloway, University of London are to examine what they described as the "potentially dangerous effects of 'SAT NAV' in-car navigation systems."

Absolute Bollocks. I find using a satnav helps me concentrate on my driving, rather than having to look through the over abundance of distracting road signs, that have sprung up in recent years.

Sat-nav systems have also been held responsible for drivers suddenly swerving or turning.

I suppose the wife map reading and telling me that I have missed the turn would be better.

I just miss the turning and the Satnav re-routes me. The wife would be screaming at me to do a U turn.

Oh, and of course as I stated, we will be paying for the research.

Saturday, 26 December 2009

All is quiet

My wine lake is nearly empty. I've been drunk out of house and home.

I expect that, that fake charity, Alcahol concern, to be hammering on my door tommorrow. Bollocks to them.

Not only that, I'm not sure the car will make it under the weight of empties, to the bottle bank.

Friday, 25 December 2009

Bah Bloody Humbug

Mr FE has now been forced out into the Kitchen as he refuses to watch the Christmas edition of Eastenders. God, I hate children. Please take them away. Santa has a lot to answer for. Can I lump him in with politicians and string him up with piano wire as well?

The Morgan spiced rum takes the pain away.

Ah, Christmas.

All is well in FE's household. Apart from the favourite niece having to be cooked a medicinal bacon and egg sarnie this morning to cure her hangover, all has gone well. Lunch has been consumed with copious quantities of alcohol, presents exchanged, and now everyone is dozing off whilst watching a typical xmas movie.

FE is imbibing a very fine Calvados and is feeling very mellow at the moment.

Merry Christmas to one and all.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

And finally. A song that says it all

My favourite carol.

H/T to Subrosa

A merry Christmas to one and all

This Blogger wishes you all a very Merry Christmas. Normal service will be resumed when the festivities are over and I have sobered up enough to use a keyboard. *Hic*.

And a bit of rude humour.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Do you believe in Santa?

My kids do. They'll all be in the bosom of the family on Christmas day. Of course they all expect a Christmas stocking.

I think this has to stop. The eldest is 29, second daughter is 27, and the son is 22.

Do you think it is time they stopped believing?

My fantastic year

Dear Friends

Just before the end of the year I wanted to thank you for the emails you have forwarded over the year.

I must send a big thank you to whoever sent me the one about rat crap in the glue on envelopes, because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing.

Also, I now have to wipe the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I no longer have any savings because I gave it all to a sick girl who is about to die in the hospital for the 1,387,258th time. But that will change once I receive the £15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft are sending me for participating in their special email programs. Or from the senior bank clerk in Nigeria who wants me to split seven million dollars with me for pretending to be a long lost relative of a customer who died intestate.

I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me.

I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward emails to seven friends and make a wish within five minutes. I no longer drink Coca-Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I can no longer buy petrol without taking a friend along to watch the car so a serial killer won't crawl in my back seat when I'm filling up. I no longer go to shopping centres because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number and then I'll get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore and Uzbekistan. I can't use anyone's toilet but mine because a big brown African spider is lurking under the seat to cause me instant death when it bites my bum.

I can't even pick up the £5 I found dropped in the car park because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting underneath my car to grab my leg.

If you don't send this email to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhoea will crap on your head at 5:00pm tomorrow afternoon and fleas from 12 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump. I know this because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbour's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's beautician.

By the way....a South American scientist after a lengthy study has discovered that people with low IQ who don't have enough sex, always read their emails while holding the mouse.

Don't bother taking it off now, it's too late.

Take Care and have a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

The Roebuck Inn. Avoid at all costs

They deserve to go out of business.

Motorists who abandoned their cars in a pub car park returned the next day to find that they had been wheel-clamped. The drivers left their vehicles outside the Roebuck Inn, in Winchester, Hampshire, after ice and snow brought traffic to a standstill.

One driver, called Warren, said: “The snow was coming down and the roads around here were gridlocked for hours. It had taken me one and half hours to drive a mile so I thought it would be sensible to leave the car in a safe place overnight.

“But when I came back first thing in the morning I found it had been clamped. It was unbelievable.”

The Roebuck Inn

Send them your comments.

H/T to the Englishman & The Times

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Doing my bit for Global warming

The open fire is drawing well. The premium non smokeless coal can be seen to be emitting a plethora of CO2 and other noxious substances from my chimney.

And before you warmists get on at me. It's fucking cold here, so you can fuck off. After all I am a pensioner, Ie senior citizen. Have some respect.

Notice to Kent County Council

What about gritting the pavements and not just the bloody roads. You Tossers.

If I wanted to go ice skating I would go to an Ice rink. Nearly broke my neck today on numerous occasions.

Then again this is the council that lost £50M in the Icelandic bank crash.

Christmas music.

Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Dear Santa

Could I have the following?

1) A sit on snowplough. I'm really pissed off, digging my drive out each morning.

2) A money printing machine. I'll need it in the new year. If the Government can have one, why can't I?

3) A two year old. My wife has trouble programming the sky box to record. (And NO, I'm not a paedophile).

4) One of your Reindeer to butcher, as I might not be able to collect the Turkey if the snow continues. Surely you don't need all of them?

5) Inspiration in the new year. Blogging is oh so difficult.

6) Al Gore's head on a plate. (To go with the Reindeer steaks).

7) If you pass Leg Iron's place first. Could you nick all his single malts and drop them off here?

8) Oh and can I have that Partridge in that pear tree? Never had partridge.

Thankyou, you fat git



Oh, and some Carbon credits would be nice.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Global Warming. Bah Humbug

It might only be weather, but by Christ it's cold here. Minus 5 degrees and falling. The 6 inches of that cold white stuff is not helping.

Mmm, must go and cut down another tree to throw on the fire.

Pretty please. Could we bring the warming a bit earlier, Prince Charles?

Friday, 18 December 2009

I must put on my tinfoil hat again.

How many times have I heard in the last two weeks, the following two phrases.

"Common Purpose"


"New World Order"

These strike fear into my heart. I've been picking up on these for the last year or two.

Read this comment by Andrew30

How the lies still trip so easily off Al Gores Tongue.

Watch and weep:

H/T to Subrosa

Peer of the Realm assaulted at Copenhagen

It would appear that the the Danish Police have been particularly intolerant of dissenters to the great Climategate scam.

Viscount Monkton tells his story of how he was mistreated.

Outside, in the real world, it was snowing, and a foretaste of the Brave New World being cooked up by “world leaders” in their fantasy-land was already evident. Some 20,000 observers from non-governmental organizations – nearly all of them true-believing Green groups funded by taxpayers – had been accredited to the conference.

However, without warning the UN had capriciously decided that all but 300 of them were to be excluded from the conference today, and all but 90 would be excluded on the final day.

Of course, this being the inept UN, no one had bothered to notify those of the NGOs that were not true-believers in the UN’s camp. So Senator Steve Fielding of Australia and I turned up with a few dozen other delegates, to be left standing in the cold for a couple of hours while the UN laboriously worked out what to do with us.

In the end, they decided to turn us away, which they did with an ill grace and in a bad-tempered manner. As soon as the decision was final, the Danish police moved in. One of them began the now familiar technique of manhandling me, in the same fashion as one of his colleagues had done the previous day.
It is a scenario that would have made the Hitler Youth and the Stazi proud.

Read the whole article here

Thursday, 17 December 2009

This man may have his fingers crushed in the quickly closing till.

I wrote about this man previously. He is the Chairman of the IPCC. In that article I wrote about the financial Interests he had outside the IPCC. Over at Eureferendum they give a really good breakdown of all those supporters of AGW who contribute to his Washington operation Teri

It really makes your head spin when you see who is backing him, even though as Chairman, he is supposed to be impartial.

Anyway to cut a long story short, Lord Monkton and Senator Fielding have written an open letter to him asking him to explain why in his address at Copenhagen conference, he made so many blatant false statements, biasing the audience towards AGW.

The last section of the letter is reproduced below. I would imagine he will be in deep shit.

Given this and other mistakes that an international body of this nature ought not to have made, and given your numerous and direct conflicts of interest that have, in our opinion, been insufficiently disclosed, we are also copying this letter to the delegations of the states parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change with a request that you be stripped of office forthwith.

The letter is here in Adobe Format.

Harrymov_at_cru. More dodgy climate data

It would appear that the Russians are accusing the Climate scientists of mishandling data.

Climategate has already affected Russia. On Tuesday, the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) issued a report claiming that the Hadley Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the British Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) had probably tampered with Russian-climate data.

It would now appear if these facts are true, that the Hadley centre, (The British Met Office) has only used partial data, ie the bits that fit the warming scenario.

Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country's territory, and that the Hadley Center had used data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports.
Read further at Rianovosti or at the article written by James Delingpole

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Will Brown be kept locked up for the sake of the UK?

Talks in Copenhagen descended into chaos today as protestors locked down the conference and the president resigned, triggering dramatic scenes in the Danish capital.

Read the article and hope they don't let Gordon out.

FLASH NEWS: It's still bloody snowing here in Kent.

Are they going to kill us all at Copenhagen?

Is belief in global-warming science another example of the "madness of crowds"? That strange but powerful social phenomenon, first described by Charles Mackay in 1841, turns a widely shared prejudice into an irresistible "authority". Could it indeed represent the final triumph of irrationality? After all, how rational is it to pass laws banning one kind of light bulb (and insisting on their replacement by ones filled with poisonous mercury vapour) in order to "save electricity", while ploughing money into schemes to run cars on ... electricity? How rational is it to pay the Russians once for fossil fuels, and a second time for permission (via carbon credits) to burn them ? And how rational is it to suppose that the effects of increased CO2 in the atmosphere take between 200 and 1,000 years to be felt, but that solutions can take effect almost instantaneously?

Here is a couple of links that do try to explain the facts of Climate variability. They are quite long but well worth listening to.

The first is by Robert Felix, scientist and author. The second is by astrophysicist Dr.Willie Soon (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), climatologists David Legates and Tim Ball and meteorologist Joe Daleo.

They are both radio Interviews.

Worth a listen to. Are we at the tipping point of a new ice age?

Good news at last

Sir Liam Donaldson has quit from his post as head of the NHS. About time too.

As a fully paid up member of the Labour Stasi, he has done as much as any Politician to make our lives more miserable.

Case 1: The Junior Doctor recruitment Debacle.

Last night, Remedy UK, which represents junior doctors, said his resignation had come two years too late.

They called on him to go two years ago after the introduction of a botched online application system for junior doctors, which led to hundreds of candidates not being interviewed for jobs.

More than 15,000 doctors failed to find posts and some were forced to seek work abroad.

Case 2: Attempting to have a minimum price for Alcohol introduced.

And earlier this year his relationship with the Government was strained after his plea for a minimum price on alcohol was rejected.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Carter-Ruck at it again. Trafigura Part 2

I wrote about this before here.

It's all about Carter-Ruck trying to protect their client, Trafigura, from being exposed to the limelight in regards to their dumping of Toxic waste in Africa. They originally persuaded the Courts to allow them a super injuction against the Guardian.

This is a dreadfull travesty of justice in trying to prevent the truth coming out. Of course the BBCPravda meekly rolled over.

See the video and make your own mind up.

Oh and do post it on your own Blog.

Oh and bye the way, Carter-Ruck. The blogosphere fucked you last time. We can do it again this time.

Lord Monkton on Climategate

Nice little presentation about a shower of crooks.

Lord Monckton on Climategate at the 2nd International Climate Conference from CFACT on Vimeo.

H/T to OBO

Climategate and the death of the MSM

This article in the Telegraph also caught my eye today.


Climategate: the ailing 'mainstream' media are committing suicide by ignoring the scoop of the century.

A well crafted article by Gerald Warner asserting that the MSM may well have shot themselves in the foot by attempting to ignore the very fact that a great many people have doubts about AGW. A vast number of whom actually do have relevant credentials to understand the science.

And he has this to say about BBC Pravda:

That is the despised organisation that relentlessly inflicts climate alarmist propaganda, fairy tales, “bedtime stories” on the British public, in the style of Radio Moscow, circa 1954 (“Implement the resolutions of the 23rd Congress…” “We have 27 minutes to save the polar bears from melting…”). No intelligent or inquiring individual believes, respects or trusts the BBC. Ditto the print media that is similarly spewing out Al Gore’s trashy superstition.

And his final words:

It seems less than likely. The Mainstream Media are hanging themselves – it is doubtful that they can any longer be described as mainstream. These are turkeys voting for Christmas.

The article in its entirety

Is Climate change really about the money?

An interesting article written for the Telegraph, by James Delingpole, caught my eye this morning.

In his article, James writes about Dr Rajendra Pachauri who is the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

I won't print the whole article but here's the link to some quite astounding revelations about this man. I'm not sure how this man can even be associated with the IPCC, given his business interests listed in the article.

There are further thoughts over at Eu Referendum on this subject. Well worth a read.

Monday, 14 December 2009

A charity broadcast on behalf of the Prime Minister

They need your help, give miserly.

H/T to OH

Copenhagen. No agreement?


Negotiations at the UN climate summit have been suspended after developing countries withdrew their co-operation.

Well, I could see that coming.

Developing countries fear they would lose many of the gains they made when the Kyoto agreement was signed in 1997.

Losing out on the gravy train then, are we?

Pravda tells all

Update: It looks like they won't be able to make a decision for six years!

A good little animated graph to explain historical climate change.

But then the warmists will still go on shrieking, "We're all doomed".

Oh dear.

The caption says it all.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Oh what Now!

This blogger is all shopped out. I need the night off.

Move along now, nothing to see here.

Abnormal service will resume tommorrow.

The warmers don't like being asked awkward questions

H/T to Subrosa

Friday, 11 December 2009

Brussels. How we are being screwed.

I see from the news that Brussels have agreed to hand over £6.5 billion to from the EU to the third world to help it to overcome so called "Climate Change".

EU leaders ended a summit in Brussels having agreed to pay 7.2bn euros (£6.5bn; $10.6bn) over three years to help poorer nations cope with climate change.

What's worse is that Brown has pledged the poor British taxpayer to stump up £1.5 billion of it.  (From the BBC 6 O'clock news). He obviously believes his delusion that we are better equipped to ride out this recession.

I very much doubt that the money will go to good use, but instead line the pockets in velvet of half the tinpot dictators out there.

And the greed is already there.

But leaders of poorer nations described the sum as inadequate.

When will Scumbag Brown realise the Legacy of debt we have bestowed on our children and grandchildren.

Old Holborn puts the blame on the middle classes. Yes, you at the back, this is your fault. Read that post and weep.

I seriously think that I may take my money and run. Surprisingly my wife agrees.


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Thursday, 10 December 2009

The Met Office. Hedging their bets?

If you read this article it would appear that they are making an assertion that they can't quite be as positive about their "Global Warming" stance as they would like you to believe.

Forecasters predict that the annual figure for 2010 will be 14.58C (58.24F), 0.58C (1.04F) above the long-term average of 14.0C (58.2F).

They say the combination of climate change and a moderate warming of the tropical Pacific Ocean are set to drive up temperatures next year.

The next line is interesting:

The current record record is 14.52C (58.14F), which was set in 1998.

We haven't cooled then?

Here's the caveat:

However it added: "A record warm year in 2010 is not a certainty, especially if the current El Nino was to unexpectedly decline rapidly near the start of 2010, or if there was a large volcanic eruption.

And where do they get their data from? Yes you've guessed it , CRU at the University of East Anglia.

The full article is


Just testing

I just thought I would move into a more friendly blog posting system. So I'm trying out Windows live writer so bear with me for this post.

Testing a hyperlink

That should lead to Leg Iron's new blog

Mmm, works. Oh goody.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

The world could do with more CO2, not less.

A simple little vid that shows that a higher concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere would be beneficial to plant life and therefore the biosphere. Ie, bigger plants, more animal food, more grain, etc.

Awful day, part two


I had to take the wife Christmas shopping at Bluewater.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

A Christmas Carol, The story according to Juliette.

Juliette's modern day version.

Here is a snippet from this wonderful tale. A tad depressing, but fun all the same.

'Merry Christmas, Bob Cratchit! Here's five guineas for your Christmas dinner - and don't worry about coming in to work till the twenty-eighth!'

'Oh thank you, Mr Scrooge! Merry Christmas to you too, sir!'

Ebenezer Scrooge left his office and started walking down the picturesque snowbound streets, whistling Jingle Bells.

God, he loved Christmas.

Pausing only to stop off at Asda for some emergency supplies of sugared almonds and chocolate liquers - and throw coins into the hat of some rosy-cheeked carol singers - he walked back home.
Then he froze in his tracks. For, as he unlocked his front door, the knocker suddenly turned into a ghastly and horrible face. The terrifying likeness of Bruce Forsyth, presenting a Christmas Come Dancing Festive Special.
Go on, have a giggle at the whole story

It's warmer this decade, opines BBC pravda

I really am getting fed up with what are now, not just halftruths, but downright lies. All independant reports have stressed that for the last ten years, the earth has cooled. Did you hear that BEEB? C-O-O-L-E-D.

The first decade of this century is "by far" the warmest since instrumental records began, say the UK Met Office and World Meteorological Organization.

Their analyses also show that 2009 will almost certainly be the fifth warmest in the 160-year record.

Burgeoning El Nino conditions, adding to man-made greenhouse warming, have pushed 2009 into the "top 10" years.

They really are toeing the party line aren't they?

Go on read the whole article. I'm not putting the whole lot here as my blood pressure is high enough.

Oh and bye the way, it has it's very own Hockey stick graph.

Here is the Beeb Propaganda to support dodgy science.

An awfull day

I went shopping in Oxford street with my wife.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Climategate a single issue,by no means.

The current climategate debacle has been going on for more years that I care to remember. As others have intimated, it is more about control then science.

If you have been around as long as me you will remember the scare in the 70's that we were all going to die from "Global cooling". The British public shrugged that off with the answer, "I'll just put another jumper On".

Then in the nineties it changed to "Global warming" with the IPCC political declaration that we were all doomed to be incinerated. The majority shrugged it off as "Oh goody, that will save on our energy bills."

In the mid 2000's, however, the message subtely changed to "Climate change". This was brought about by the fact that it was observed that in fact, the globe was cooling. How strange?

When you look at the figures it would appear that the whole debacle of this hysteria is controlled by only a few thousands of the population of the planet, numbering in the billions. Yes we have to take accord the research of scientists. But to take it on blind faith is akin to confirming it as a religion.

For more in depth analysis then the green snake in the grass will be better able to explain this new control over our lives.

Climategate to music

I know, I know. I shouldn't be so flippant. On the other hand, why not? It's my blog.

H/T to Old Holborn

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Most popular post on Oh what Now

The most popular post as can be seen from my stats is this one. Phillip Pullman and the loss of Liberty

It really tries to explain why we have lost so much.

Are such things done on Albion’s shore?

The image of this nation that haunts me most powerfully is that of the sleeping giant Albion in William Blake’s prophetic books. Sleep, profound and inveterate slumber: that is the condition of Britain today.

We do not know what is happening to us. In the world outside, great events take place, great figures move and act, great matters unfold, and this nation of Albion murmurs and stirs while malevolent voices whisper in the darkness - the voices of the new laws that are silently strangling the old freedoms the nation still dreams it enjoys.

We are so fast asleep that we don’t know who we are any more. Are we English? Scottish? Welsh? British? More than one of them? One but not another? Are we a Christian nation - after all we have an Established Church - or are we something post-Christian? Are we a secular state? Are we a multifaith state? Are we anything we can all agree on and feel proud of?

Do read it all here

Saturday Night

Nothing to see here, move along now then.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Climategate. Harry_at_cru code analysed. The smoking Gun?

Regards to the Climategate scandal, it would now appear that the code used in the Harry_at_CRU file has been analysed and found to be wanting.

  1. ;
  2. ; Apply a VERY ARTIFICAL correction for decline!!
  3. ;
  4. yrloc=[1400,findgen(19)*5.+1904]
  5. valadj=[0.,0.,0.,0.,0.,-0.1,-0.25,-0.3,0.,-0.1,0.3,0.8,1.2,1.7,2.5,2.6,2.6,2.6,2.6,2.6]*0.75 ; fudge factor
  6. if n_elements(yrloc) ne n_elements(valadj) then message,'Oooops!'

  7. yearlyadj=interpol(valadj,yrloc,timey)

This initial breakdown was carried out over at Cube Antics and also posted at Watts up with that?

Oh and bye the way, if the oil companies would feel free to donate to this humble blogger, it would be apreciated. (Joke)

Not wanting to upset Google Adsense. But can you get those bloody Greenpeace adverts off my blog.

Christmas yet to come

A very excellent view of Christmas of the future if we're not carefull. Written by John Ward over at Anna Raccoon's blog.

Ivad Enuvodiss awoke to find a charcoal-grey sky enthusiastically pouring water onto a county receiving, but not collecting, December’s Monsoon assault. He made a mental note to put back the likely 2016 start-date of standpipes by a week or so, and then crept downstairs to organise his garbage.

Chilling but superb. Do go and read it.

A Charity broadcast on behalf of the Labour party

H/T to Rantin Rab

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Lord Monkton on Climategate

A very, very good article written by Lord Monkton of Brenchley, summarising the Climategate scandals. Well structured article with graphs to establish why the world is not warming as we have been led to believe.

This week, the world’s governing class – its classe politique – will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, to discuss a treaty to inflict an unelected and tyrannical global government on us, with vast and unprecedented powers to control all once-free world markets and to tax and regulate the world’s wealthier nations for its own enrichment: in short, to bring freedom, democracy, and prosperity to an instant end worldwide, at the stroke of a pen, on the pretext of addressing what is now known to be the non-problem of manmade “global warming”.

It's a PDF file and can be found at this website:


By the way, I don't see much in the MSM, apart from advertising the Copenhagen conference. They really have been caught napping by the Blogosphere.

Lab Rats at the Altar of Climate Change

I've just been looking through the documents hacked from the CRU at the University of East Anglia and would like to draw your attention to this PDF. It's a policy document setting out how to change our behaviour in respect to the climate change debate. Here are some snippets from it.

The Rules of the Game

Climate change must be ‘front of mind’ before persuasion works
Currently, telling the public to take notice of climate change is
as successful as selling tampons to men. People don’t realise
(or remember) that climate change relates to them.
Use both peripheral and central processing
Attracting direct attention to an issue can change attitudes, but
peripheral messages can be just as effective: a tabloid snapshot
of Gwyneth Paltrow at a bus stop can help change attitudes to
public transport.
Link climate change mitigation to positive
Traditional marketing associates products with the aspirations of
their target audience. Linking climate change mitigation to home
improvement, self-improvement, green spaces or national pride are
all worth investigating.
Use transmitters and social learning
People learn through social interaction, and some people are
better teachers and trendsetters than others. Targeting these
people will ensure that messages seem more trustworthy and are
transmitted more effectively.

And now they seek to enlist the help of Doctors

We need trusted organisations and individuals that the media can
call upon to explain the implications of climate change to the
UK public.
Now we scare the little girl to death with a bedtime story involving drowning bunnies.

Another classic marketing rule: changing behaviour by
disseminating information doesn’t always work, but emotions
and visuals usually do.
Let's have some "smart" meters thrown in, so we can wallow in our shame at destroying the Planet.
Make climate change a ‘home’ not ‘away’ issue
Climate change is a global issue, but we will feel its impact at home –
and we can act on it at home.
And finally, just keep repeating the lies over, and over, and over, and .................

Everyone must use a clear and consistent
explanation of climate change
The public knows that climate change is important, but is less clear
on exactly what it is and how it works.

You can find the article on this site. Fuckterra

It's down at the bottom and called New Rules, New Game

And if you want a complete breakdown of Climategate the fairy tale. Do read this, it's fascinating reading

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Advertising AGW

Is it me or are global warming proponents become increasingly desperate? If the "Science is settled", why are we getting increasing numbers of expensive ads on the TV (I'm referring to Sky here) trying to make any case for it.

1) We had the bedtime story advert, purporting that all the Bunnies were going to meet a slow death by drowning.

2) Another stupid one that tells us to drive 5 miles less per week.

The Department for Transport has today launched an advertising campaign aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from car use.…

The TV advert highlights that by driving five miles less a week, any driver can help make a difference.

Oh yes, the DOT is full of climate change scientists.

3) The one that tries to tell us that it's all our fault for the planet dying.

4) and now the Times is getting in on the act.

They have a trailer that the oceans are turning into Acid. Give me strength.

Every green website is jumping on the bandwagon before it's too late.

I must lie down.

The Religion of Peace. I think not.

Just a few snippets about the incident in Luton concerning Baroness Warsi.

Yesterday, Baroness Warsi said there were only about 'seven, eight or maybe ten' protesters who did not represent the true feelings of the thousands of moderate Muslims in the town.

After all, it was in Luton in March that a similar group of young Islamic protesters shouted obscenities at members of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment taking part in an Afghan war homecoming parade.
Although the majority of Muslims lead decent, peaceful lives, there have been incidents which reveal tensions. When a Mecca Bingo Hall opened, its windows were smashed after some Muslims claimed the neon 'Mecca' sign insulted their religion because it associated the name of their holy city with gambling.

Advertising hoardings featuring women deemed to be showing too much flesh have also been defaced.

And more

Over the past 18 months or so, around 30 non-Muslim homes have been attacked. One white couple in their 80s had bricks hurled through their front window. A West Indian woman in her 70s was watching TV when a metal beer keg crashed through her bay window.

And exporting their hate abroad.

In 2001, two British Muslim men from Luton were killed fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan.*
It's going to be a while before someone sorts this out

Six years later, one of the militants convicted of plotting to blow up the Bluewater shopping centre came from Luton.
Fat lot of good all those security cameras did then.
And the 7/7 London bombers congregated at the town's station before heading to King's Cross.

What are the police doing there? Not very much by the look of it.

Read the full story here.

*One happy ending then

More Light relief

I would hate to live opposite this house. Music's good though.

CBS reports on Climategate

It reports that the head of the CRU at the University Of East Anglia is to temporarily step down from his position.

Phil Jones, the head of the Climactic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, said on Tuesday that he will relinquish his post while the U.K. school conducts an investigation into allegations of scientific and professional misconduct.

Notice he is only temorarily standing down. I suspect there will be some sort of whitewash and everything will return to normal. Now if that had been me, and I'd done nothing wrong, they'd have to drag me kicking and screaming from the building.

The reverberations have extended beyond the campus of the University of East Anglia and the CRU. E-mail messages from Michael Mann, a professor in the meteorology department at Penn State University who has argued that mankind is threatening "entire ecosystems with extinction in the decades ahead if we continue to burn fossil fuels at current rates," appeared in the leaked files. Now Penn State has opened an investigation into Mann's work, and the U.K.'s weather agency has been forced on the defensive as well.
I'm sure they all think that it will just melt away.

Hans von Storch, director of the Director of Institute for Coastal Research who was assailed by Mann in one e-mail message, calls the CRU axis a "cartel" and suggests that Jones and others avoid reviewing papers. A colleague, Eduardo Zorita, went further and said Mann and his allies "should be barred" from future United Nations proceedings and warned that "the scientific debate has been in many instances hijacked to advance other agendas."
Yes it's not really about climate change at all. It's all about Power, Control, and Oodles of money.

And to finish, scientists and politicians endorsing dramatic limits on economic growth to limit carbon dioxide have been reminded where the burden of proof properly lies.

Note: Just in case there are any warmists here. That is water vapour emanating from the cooling towers in the top picture, not smoke.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

A little light relief

Seeing we're just getting into the festive season, I give you this:

Miracle from 34th Street - Computer Controlled Christmas Lights from Richard Holdman on Vimeo.

And no Bah Humbug from the back please.

The best is yet to come.

More Climategate

A really excellent article explaining why Climate change is so important to the political elite.

The article explains the science and politics involved. It's a long read with a few vids thrown in.

If you have the time read it here.