Propagandist newstainment media

Did you notice the subtle and not so subtle nattering about climate change, climate change and more climate change over the holidays.  Given the newstainment media’s on cue desperate voices and the holodeck-like green screen (shiny bauble extraordinaire), you know that award season is upon us.

Ooh, don’t eat meat red meat.

Ooh, don’t burn fossil fuels.

Ooh, don’t support pipelines.

Ooh, don’t object to Trudeau’s carbon tax; oh, excuse us—”carbon-pricing-system.”

For the cold, hard non-fiction listen to the late Prof. Reid Bryson (link below), atmospheric scientist and father of modern climatology.  The interview is from CNBC, which shows that the newstainment media can curb its propagandist ways.

Q: Is the earth warming?

RB: It’s been warming for at least 300 years because we are coming out of a little ice age.

Q: Is human-kind causing the warming?

RB: For 300 years, no.  Maybe some effect now; back in 1968 I suggested that perhaps man could have some small effect on the climate and I was laughed off the stage.

Q: Is carbon dioxide (CO2) the main cause of global warming?

RB: I don’t think so.  The effect that you calculate depends on what kind of constants you stick into your model.  You can make it do anything you want to.  I have done enough climate modeling to know that I can make anything be the main thing. I don’t think its CO2 because the effect of CO2 is actually very very smalla few hundredths of a percent of what water vapour does.

Q: How did we get to this point where policy makers, corporations and 2500 scientists have reached a consensus that the earth is warming and its due to human activities related to greenhouse gas emissions?

RB: How did we get to the point of thinking that consensus is the way we get at science?  Copernicus was in the minority when he said the earth revolved around the sun, instead of the sun revolving around the earth.

If we still believed the consensus then, we would still believe the sun revolved around the earth.  Consensus has nothing to do with scientific truth.  If everyone agreed on everything we would never have progress or new ideas.

Q: For humans to look at the age of the earth through the prism of one’s own life isn’t that absurd right from the start?  You have made the case that if we look at the last hundreds of thousands of years we may be entering a cooling phase where we are headed toward an ice agenot New York being swamped by a tidal wave.

RB: In the last couple of billion years (that’s a pretty good sample) we’ve been through a number of ice ages.  They come at predictable intervals.  My calculations show that we will be in the next ice age, with maximum ice, in about 8000 years.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzYfJP-HWcQ

Editor’s note:  Our apologies for the unapoplectic prose and unalluring graphics.

 

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Wisdom of citizens

“… our nation is on the horns of a dilemma: exorbitant and unsustainable government spending is met by never-ending demands that the state do even more to meet the needs of its citizens.” – Werner Broschinski

https://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/opinion/letters/between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place

 

“Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development studies show that a mixed economy with a 25- to 35-per-cent government component is sustainable; 40 per cent is not.” –  John Purkiss

https://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/opinion/letters/too-much-government

 

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“Community living’s” quality assurance?

How do “community living” (a euphemism for organizations that care for people with developmental disabilities) agencies assure quality of life when professionalism is eroded due to an over reliance on part-time staff?

How do “community living” agencies assure quality of life when there too many group home staff changes in too short a time?  If you had a developmental disability, how would you like to get use to as many as seven new caregivers in three months?

 

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Loonie logic, huard logique

It’s okay for all types of fuel tankers, including crude-oil, to ply the waters off the southern coast of British Columbia, Canada.

It’s okay for liquified-natural-gas tankers to ply the northern coast of British Columbia.

It’s okay to build a $40-Billion liquified-natural-gas pipeline to feed the terminal at Kitimat port on the northern coast of British Columbia.

It’s not okay for crude-oil tankers to ply the northern coast of British Columbia.

It’s not okay for Enbridge to build the Northern Gateway pipeline to connect Alberta’s oilpatch to Kitimat port on the northern coast of British Columbia.

 

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The earth is warming! The earth is warming!

A hen was picking at a stack of hot pea-straw when a hot pea fell on her head, and she thought the earth was warming. And she thought she would go and tell the queen about it. And she went, and went, and went, and she met a cock.

And he said, “Where are you going this day, Henny-Penny?”

And she says, “I’m going to tell the queen the earth is warming.”

And he says, “I’ll go with you, Henny-Penny.”

And they went, and they went, and they went. And they met a duck. And the duck says, “Where are you going this day, Cocky-Justin, Henny-Penny?”

“We’re going to tell the queen the earth is warming.”

“I’ll go with you, Cocky-Justin, Henny-Penny.”

“Then come along, Ducky-Catherine.”

And they went, and they went, and they went.  And they met a goose. And the goose says, “Where are you going this day, Ducky- Catherine, Cocky- Justin, Henny-Penny?”

“We’re going to tell the queen the earth is warming.”

And he says, “I’ll go with you, Ducky- Catherine, Cocky- Justin, Henny-Penny.”

“Then come along, Goosie-Andrea,” said they.

And they went, and they went, and they went,till they came to a wood, and there they met a fox. And the fox says,”Where are you going this day, Goosie-Andrea, Ducky- Catherine, Cocky-Justin, Henny-Penny?”

“We’re going to tell the queen the earth is warming.”

And he says, “Come along, and I’ll show you the road, Goosie-Andrea, Ducky- Catherine, Cocky- Justin, Henny-Penny.”

And they went, and they went, and they went, till they came to the fox’s hole. And he shoved them all in, and he and his young ones ate them all up, and they never got to tell the queen the earth is warming.

Based on:  Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe, Hønasom skulle till Dovre forat ikke allverden skulle forgå, translated by George Webbe Dasent in Popular Tales from the Norse (Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1888), pp. 353-356.  Translation revised by D. L. Ashliman. ©1999.  All rights reserved.

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Has the dust from the municipal election settled?

That depends on how responsible a voter you were.

Did you vote?  Did you vote for a new candidate where the incumbent had served three terms or more?  Did the need for change compel you to vote for BOTH a new mayor and (a) new councillor(s)?  Was your vote based on the abilities and convictions of the candidate?  Was your vote NOT based on name recognition?

If you answered yes to all the above, congratulations!  You’re a smart voter.  If for you the opposite is true, you have a bit of time because Ontario is in its infancy.

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Why hate?

Dr. Micheal Savage prescient work:  Stop Mass Hysteria gives us an understanding of just what is going on.  Here’s how he starts:

“Hatred is the air.  We are living in the age of hate, in which mental pollution is worse than air pollution.  The most  accessible and comprehensive of all unifying agents, hatred is spreading like a virus into-all-to willing hosts.  It unifies knee-jerk liberals, no matter what their other influences.  Hatred of conservatives, Trump, and his voters is just one of many cases of mass hysteria infecting American society today, but it is likely the most destructive.”

An equally good read is Trump’s War.  It explains who and what Mr. Trump has taken on and why people try to undermine his presidency at every turn.  And why his name comes up, often before the perpetrator(s), when crimes are committed, when crimes are attempted and when pseudo crimes are committed.

Here are two excerpts:

“But despite everything we’re up against—the most propagandist media in world history, far left radicals who have taken complete control of the Democractic Party, the “progressive” brown shirts who increasingly act like Hitler’s SA in fomenting violent rebellion in our streets, the traitors among our own ranks—we’ve won some victories.”

“But it’s a sign Trump and his supporters are going to have to be vigilant. We’re going to have to watch these snakes every minute for four to eight long years because they’ve already shown whose side they’re on—their own.

In addition to the liberals, the neocons, the war profiteers, the corporate lobbyists, the evil of the place itself. Donald Trump must fight what, again, might be the most formidable enemy he faces: temptation. The temptation to be assimilated into the Washington swamp, instead of draining it, is powerful.”

 

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Abusive patients: think about where accountability really lies

Think about the side-effects of pharmaceuticals, especially those that block dopamine.

Think about the effects of hallway healthcare on a patient’s psyche.

Think about the healthcare professionals who lack empathy.

Think about the workload of healthcare professionals.

Think about the shortage of therapists, personal service workers, nurses and physicians.

Think about the bumping of patients.

Think about wait times.

Think about the number of times hospital patients are moved.

Think about the all news channels that have become a fixture of “health” facilities:  hospitals, clinics and medical offices.

Think …

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http://www.cmaj.ca/content/188/11/E241

 

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 9

Happy voting day!

Before you drive to a polling station in Brantford, Ontario we suggest you eat an hour or more before you venture out.  Driving Brantford roads can induce motion sickness.

Colborne St., East, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight

Colborne St., East, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight

Colborne St., East, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight

 

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 8

When you go to the polling station tomorrow you may find a skill-testing question on the ballot to ensure you, as a voter, are of sound mind and issues aware.  It’s rumoured the question on Brantford, Ontario ballots will ask:  how many cracks are there in the pavement on Dalhousie St?

Here’s some help to get you started:

Dalhousie Street, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Dalhousie St., Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight

 

The following section adjacent to Harmony Square was resurfaced not that long ago.  Note the cracks.  This begs the question:  was subpar asphalt used here?

Dalhousie St., Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight

 

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