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Friends of Science - The Movie for Old Men

FOS 10th Anniversary Web - YouTube The Friends of Science, a group of really old males with graveyard-blonde hair, have assembled a cheesy movie which shows that the non-regulation of dental fees in the Canadian province of Alberta has led to horrific results. Watch it here.

Denialist Senator Dumped as Threat to National Security

Senator Cory Bernardi a leading Australian greenhouse denialist , has been dropped from his role as parliamentary secretary to the leader of the opposition following comments during the debate on gay marriage.

In contrast, his fellow denialist, senator Ron Boswell, famous for launcing Ian Plimer's book,
joined the gay marriage debate with a speech devoid of both inflammatory comment, non-inflammatory comment (not to mention coherence), promping questions about whether the senator was senile or pissed (or both).

Senator Bernardi had compared homosexuality to bestiality and polygamy. While the official story for domestic consumption is that these comparisons were unduly insulting to homosexuals, the real motivation was the concern about the international repercussions of denigrating bestiality and polygamy.

With widespread muslim protests already spreading around the globe, denigration of polygamy was seen as unecessarily inflammatory at this time. Senator Bernardi had already called for a reduction of
Islamic influence in Australia, troubled by arabic influences such as algebra, Al Quaeda, algorithms and Al Gore.

However it is the defence implications of Senator Bernardi's recent remarks that are most important. A cornerstone of Australia's defence has been the
ANZUS treaty that formalised the alliance forged in World War two and which saw Australian troops fighting in Vietnam alongside the USA and New Zealand and taking casualties from both allies. Thus Senator Bernardi's denigration of bestiality was seen as undermining Australia's links with the sheepshaggers on the other side of the Tasman Sea. Similarly, with the US possibly about to elect a Mormon president, condemning polygamy at this time was a diplomatic gaffe.

Clearly Senator Bernardi lacks a proper appreciation of relativity of evil in spite of many examples of clear guidance.
Pope Benedict has led the way, expressing his condemnation of
sexual abuse of children in the strongest possible terms, by equating it to the ordination of women. Similarly, assassination of the Pope was, in 1954, equated to the terrible evil of writing about Christ's foreskin by having both activities punished by vitandi, the most severe form of excommunication, Senator Bernardi's unsound comparisons have distracted attention from his party's attack on the evil at the heart of the Australian Labor government, headed by a prime minister who co-habits with a hair-dresser.

Because, as clearly explained in
Leviticus (ch 18, v22 and ch19 v 27), homosexuality is as evil as haircuts.

Prof Dr Moritz Lorenz. Sarah Palin School of Geography, Economics and Quantum Computing, University of Narbethong, West Island Campus, NZ

The Math Of Norm Kalmanovitch

Norm Kalmanovitch
Calgary Herald

Monday, September 03, 2012

Re: "Alberta deficit could hit $3B," Aug. 31.
With $2-billion spent on carbon capture and storage, and millions subsidizing other ludicrous initiatives to stop global warming (which officially ended by 1998), Alberta is well over the $4-billion mark in spending on climate change foolishness, so without this wasted expenditure addressing a clearly fabricated problem, Alberta would not be in a deficit position.

Premier Alison Redford had the chance to extricate Alberta from what is essentially climate change fraud by referencing the documents Paul Hinman tabled in the legislature on my behalf on Oct. 25, 2011.

In tabling these documents, Hinman stated: "I'd urge all members of the legislative assembly to read these reports, that we might make better-informed decisions," but apparently the political necessity of perpetuating the global warming scam was more important to Redford than doing what is right, especially with the government's position on climate change being a key issue in the election.

Graphs in my report all showed
no global warming since 2002 and, using the International Panel on Climate Change's own HadCRUT3 data set, I demonstrated global cooling since 2002, followed by this comment: "The red trend lines on this data set clearly shows that the world has actually been cooling since 2002 in spite of the continued accelerated increase in CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, and therefore every penny spent by our government since 2002 to combat global warming has been entirely wasted."

Removal of $4 billion in wasted spending from a $3-billion deficit, according to my math, gives a billion-dollar surplus.

Norm Kalmanovitch, Calgary

P.S. Norm Kalmanovitch is a
complete moron [moron: person of below-average intelligence]. This is not an ad hominem attack, he simply is appallingly stupid!


Pell Mell

From Cardinal George Pell and Saint Augustine. Forced guest post.

From letter by Cardinal George Pell (Archbishop of Sydney) incorporated in Australian Senate Hansard:

I note however that the Bureau [of Meteorology] takes issue with my claims that temperatures were higher in Roman times and the Middle Ages; and that carbon dioxide levels were higher in most of history than they are today and follow temperature rises rather than cause them. I appreciate your offer to incorporate my response to the Bureau’s comments into Hansard and offer these few lines for that purpose.

1. Temperatures (cf. Answer 7): Professor Ian Plimer, in his book
Heaven and Earth: Global Warming the Missing Science (Connorcourt, 2009) summarises and cites the scientific evidence from pollen studies, drill cores and lake sediments to show that temperatures were 2 to 6 degrees C warmer around the world in the period from 250BC to 450AD (the Roman Warming). ......

The forests of Ontario are still not as diverse and productive today as they were during the Medieval Warming, because of the effects of the Little Ice Age (1280-1850). ......

2. Carbon dioxide (Cf. Answers 5, 6, 8, 9) In its answers on carbon dioxide, the Bureau claims that levels of CO2 are higher today than at any point in the last 800,000 years (although it concedes that levels were 10 to 20 times higher up to 350 millions years ago - Answer 8), that the increase in carbon dioxide has been caused by “the burning of fossil fuels and land use change”, and that the increase in CO2 levels “is responsible for most of the warming observed since the mid 20th century” (Answer 6). The Bureau refers to the data used by the IPPC, based on ice cores, which shows that carbon dioxide levels have risen by 38 per cent since 1750. But this ice core data reflects hardly any of the irregular variation of data on carbon dioxide in the air. Ernst-Georg Beck (In “180 Years of Atmospheric CO2 Gas Analysis by Chemical Methods”,
Energy and Environment 18:2 2007, pp. 259-82) has summarised “more than 90,000 accurate chemical analyses” of carbon dioxide in the air since 1812. He argues that the chemical data shows much greater fluctuations of CO2 levels, with high levels occurring in 1825, 1857 and 1942, when carbon dioxide levels were more than 400ppm (compared to 386ppm in 2009). The fluctuations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere demonstrated by chemical analyses cast strong doubt on the IPPC’s assumption that the level of CO2 in 1750 (less than 280ppm) represents a preindustrial equilibrium which modern society has destroyed. This is a questionable assumption. Nature is not static but dynamic, non-linear and chaotic (as Professor Plimer has observed). .......

...While there is a deal that remains unknown about the quantities of carbon dioxide which are released naturally from the earth (for example, from submarine volcanoes), CO2 from all sources, together with
nitrogen, methane and other gases contribute only 2 per cent of the greenhouse effect. ....

Finally, I am happy to stand by my claim that increases in carbon dioxide tend to follow rises in temperature, not cause them. Work on ice cores from Antarctica has shown that rises in CO2 levels follow rises in temperature, sometimes by as much as 200 to 800 years later. This makes sense, since warmer weather accelerates the release of carbon dioxide through increased weathering and the melting of ice (Plimer pp. 226-28, 424-25 & 448).

Thank you again for the opportunity to respond to the Bureau of Meteorology’s responses to your questions about my article. I would be happy to continue the discussion and to answer any further queries you might have.

With every good wish,

Yours sincerely,

From: St Augustine (Bishop of Hippo), as quoted by Martin Gardner in Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science:

It very often happens there is some question as to the earth and sky, or other elements of this world ... respecting which one who is not a Christian has knowledge .. and it is very disgraceful and mischievous and of all things to be carefully avoided, that a Christian speaking of such matters as being according to Christian scriptures, should be heard by an unbeliever talking such nonsence that the unbeliever perceiving him to be as wide of the mark as east from west, can hardly restrain himself from laughing.

and in the present

The reply to Cardinal Pell at the Senate committee by Dr Greg Ayers, head of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, was described by the chairman as the best twenty minutes of Senate estimates hearings in years. An account of Pell's response was reported in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Communicated by Andrew Nut. Waikikamukau, NZ.

Excise Australia Fair

There has been a poor reception for verse written in praise of special economic zones by Gina Rinehart, mining magnate, sponsor of Ian Plimer and Australia's richest woman. The topic deserves better and so we offer our update of Advance Australia Fair.

In special economic zones
Australians can be free
As long as they're the one that owns
And not an employee.
The land abounds in nature's gifts
That we don't wish to share.
As we advance, at every chance: Excise Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing
"Excise Australia fair".

When Dampier from Albion sailed, For piracy and more
As British courage bore him on,
He reached our western shore. He left us with a legacy
As taught in English schools.
With all their faults, there's one we love:
"Britannia waives the rules".
In pirates' strains then let us sing "Excise Australia fair!"

Our forebears formed the
To rail against the laws
That slow the rate that riches flow
Into our gaping maws.
But working piecemeal takes too long
To sweep them all away.
Declare that in your business place
Such laws do not hold sway.
In lawyers' strains then let us sing
"Excise Australia fair!"

It works with imigration zones
That redefine the lands
And leaves this Commonwealth of ours
Divided into bands.
For those who've come across the seas
To reach Australian shores
They find they're in Australia
But outside Australian laws.
In racist strains then let us sing,
"Excise Australia fair".

f foreign workers reach our coast,
With skills to lend a hand,
We'll seek the right to pay them less
Than natives of our land.
The markets then shall surely know,
Beyond wide ocean's roll,
That here in west Australia's land
We keep a pirate's soul.
In richer strains the let us sing
"Excise Australia fair!"

Of course Advance Australia Fair has itself been subject to excision, with two verses being extracted to become the Australian National anthem. There may yet be need for further excision in the verse containing.

For those who've come across the sea
we've boundless plains share.

"boundless plains share" actually meant Baxter detention centre on the plains north of Port Augusta, but with re-opening of off-shore processing of claims for asylum, even this "figleaf" is disappearing.)

Britain has done the same sort of excision of
God Save the Monarch to create the national anthem. However it is rumoured that Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, of the UK independence party is lobbying for reinstatement, reflecting his party's European policy, of the verse:

O Lord our God arise
Scatter her enemies
And make them fall
Confound their politics
Frustrate their knavish tricks
On Thee our hopes we fix
God save us all.

Moritz Lorenz.
Sarah Palin School of Geography, Economics and Quantum Computing, University of Narbethong, West Island Campus, NZ