Monday, November 23, 2020

It doesn't matter how you vote… the Greens always win - as Britain looks more and more like the old East Germany


Vote Blue, get Green. Vote Red, get Green. Vote Yellow, get Green. Vote SNP, get Green. I wonder why they bother even having an actual Green Party.

So in yet another way, Britain is coming more and more to resemble the old East Germany. Really? Yes.

The East Berlin commissars would have applauded our frenzied desire to rip small children from the arms of their mothers and stuff them into nurseries while their parents marched off to work.

They would have smiled on our easy divorce, our comprehensive schools and on our crawling state broadcaster, regurgitating party propaganda and closing the airwaves to dissent.

But above all they would have recognised our fake Parliament – plenty of different parties but only one opinion.

Did you know that Communist East Germany had a Liberal Party and a nominally conservative allegedly Christian Democrat Party? They did.

They even had general elections, at which you could vote for these fakes (voting against was trickier, and staying at home would also get you noticed).

But like ours, they were all the same. And like ours, they represented the elite to the people, rather than the other way round.

What does Green mean anyway? It doesn’t mean you love the planet. It means you love a slogan.

I have always been a defender of our natural heritage. I feel almost physical pain at the sight and sound of a tree being cut down. I mourned the destruction of the railways and the tyranny of the motor car which resulted.

I have for 40 years endured the mockery of colleagues and the spite of drivers for riding a bicycle, alas for me in a Right-wing way.

I paid over the odds to travel abroad by train rather than plane, long before Greta Thunberg was even born.

But none of this counts in my favour. Because the new Green Frenzy is a faith-based dogma, not a set of considered opinions.

As Labour leader Keir Starmer discovered in his Trotskyist 20s, a moralising, self-righteous alleged concern for the planet is the new Marxism.

It’s not a moral system. It is organised hypocrisy in which you show you are good by saying the right thing. Actions don’t matter. It’s your mind they care about.

If you’re a Hollywood star, you can fly first class and ride in a petrol-gulping car just so long as you swear allegiance to the Cult of Greta. But you may be sure that others will suffer for it, whether they like it or not.

The wild plans embraced by Johnson last week will cost billions in subsidies, and so in taxes. They will endanger the power supply. They will also mean more children slaving for small change in the hellish mines of the Congo, to find the raw materials for the batteries on which this noble project relies.

Life, you may be sure, will be poorer, darker, colder and generally glummer, again, quite a bit like East Germany.

So it is probably a good thing that we are rapidly losing our freedom to object, that our new People’s Police get bossier every day, and most of us seem to quite enjoy being told what to do.

Sen. Whitehouse Threatens to Prosecute Climate Realists If Dems Take Senate

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) threatened climate realists with criminal prosecution in an interview with E&E News, published yesterday. Whitehouse said Democrats gaining control of the U.S. Senate would be key to launching investigations, hauling climate realists in front of Senate show trials, “or even potentially in grand juries.”

E&E News reported Whitehouse is “keen on investigating the fossil fuel industry and what he sees as a massive conspiracy of dark money hindering action on climate change.”

In the interview, Whitehouse said:

“If we are not vigorously investigating that with all of the tools at our disposal, then that machinery will continue undisturbed to do its dirty work of denial and obstruction,” Whitehouse said.

“If it’s having to explain itself to legislative committees, or produce discovery about its activities in litigation, or even potentially in grand juries, then there’s a whole different complexion to our prospects going forward.”

Whitehouse explicitly singled out The Heartland Institute, which publishes, for his threats.

“Who funded 200,000 fake textbooks that the Heartland Institute mailed around to schoolteachers all around the country? That’s a hell of a big expense…,” Whitehouse said.

Whitehouse appears to be referencing Heartland sending 300,000 copies of the book, Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming, to K-through-12 and college science teachers throughout America. The book was co-authored by Ph.D. climate scientists S. Fred Singer, Robert Carter, and Craig Idso.+

Whitehouse does not appear to have a climate science Ph.D. degree.

Ironically, Whitehouse revealed his fascination with “dark money” conspiracy theories, and expressed his threats to prosecute people on the basis of his conspiracy theories, on the same day billionaire tech baron Jeff Bezos announced the first distributions from a $10 billion fund Bezos has set aside to advance climate alarmism. Recipients of Bezos’ money include dark-money climate activist groups ClimateWorks Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, Union of Concerned Scientists, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund – none of which publicly disclose the full list of their donors.

The costs for The Heartland Institute publishing and distributing Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming came up somewhat short of $10 billion. The Heartland Institute has an annual budget that varies between $3 million and $7 million, not $10 billion.

“Winter Nightmare” hits the Prairies as Blizzards Bury Cars and Farm Equipment under 7-Foot Drifts

Folks in the Canadian Prairies are still digging out after unprecedented November blizzards created 7-foot snowdrifts across Alberta and Saskatchewan, burying vehicles and farm equipment, closing highways, and shutting down schools and businesses.

Roads were shut across Saskatchewan and Alberta due to poor visibility from the blowing and drifting snow on Sunday, and police urged people to just stay home.

Kindersley, Saskatchewan received an accumulative total of 47.6 cm (1.56 ft) of snow over the weekend, making it the city’s largest two-day snowfall in recorded history. Saturday alone saw 35.8 cm (1.2 ft), a reading that smashed the community’s all-time daily record of 21.3 cm (8.4 inches) set on March 17, 1974 (solar minimum of cycle 20)–note, that record is for any day of year, not just for November.

The Kindersley storm delivered more snow in two days than during the whole of last winter, prompting some locals to call it the worst storm they’ve ever seen in the area ( The data coming out of Environment Canada are certainly proving that to be true, and while 47.6 cm is the official accumulation, blizzards conspired to create snowdrifts of over 5 feet in height.

At least four other locations in the Saskatchewan also received over 30 centimetres (1 foot) of snow — Prince Albert (37 cm), Codette (33 cm), Limerick (31 cm), and Saskatoon (31 cm)–Saskatoon fell just shy of its all-time one-day record of 36 cm set on Jan 10, 2007 (solar minimum of cycle 23):

The neighboring province of Alberta also received unprecedented November dumps, and it wasn’t just humans dealing with the aftermath — horses had to plow their way through 7 feet snowdrifts in order to escape their riding arena near Burdett:

“Snow will soon become a thing of the past,” the climate scientists reliably informed us — and yet here is this poor bastard in early November, 2020:

The above footage was shot by Lethbridge local Heather Gast, who said that the snow –which began falling on her dryland grain farm on Saturday– continued until she couldn’t believe her eyes.

“It just gradually worsened and worsened over Saturday, and then all day Sunday, it was just blowing and snowing — and it just didn’t give up,” said Gast.

“The way it came in with so much wind, and the size of drifts, was just — it’s nothing like we’ve ever seen before.”

Heather Gast shows a snow drift dwarfing a vehicle after the storm on the weekend hit her farm just south of Lethbridge, Alta. Gast said they couldn’t see the sky until the storm cleared up on Monday morning.

Similar scenes were captured across the Prairies in what no doubt will enter the books as one of the biggest November storms in history.

And finally, to the west, rare November snowfall warnings have been issued for several regions of British Columbia, including parts of Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island. The Environment Canada warnings cover the central Interior including the Cariboo, Prince George and Stewart-Nechako regions, as well as inland sections of the north coast and parts of Greater Vancouver.

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow.

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.

Hyundai Kona Electric car recalled in Australia

One of the world’s biggest car makers has issued an urgent recall of its flagship electric car after some serious issues were reported.

The lithium-ion battery in the Kona Electric SUV may have internal damage or the battery management system control software may cause an electrical short circuit after charging.

If this does happen then the vehicle’s battery may catch fire, which could result in serious injury or death to occupants or bystanders and damage to property, according to the company.

Hyundai suggests the affected vehicles should not be parked in a garage. They should ideally park in an open space away from flammable materials to minimise further damage if the vehicle does catch fire.

Owners should also only recharge their vehicles to no more than 90 per cent to further minimise the risk.

Close to 800 vehicles built between 2018 and 2020 are affected, and Hyundai is getting in touch with owners and directing them to their nearest Hyundai dealership to have the issue fixed.




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