1Wisdom has built her house; she has carved its seven columns.
The French charity the Mimi Foundation told 20 cancer patients they would give them makeovers. All that was required of them was to keep their eyes closed to make the reveal more exciting. The patients expected that when they opened their eyes, they would look beautiful — but they got something else completely.
The first 1:30 of this video may seem straight out of a clichéd charitable makeover video. Then it takes quite the unexpected turn:
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I’ve been saying for ages that most of the people who support Colin Craig re single issue nutters who see his new party as the latest vehicle to push their particular barrow….calling them band wagons is far too generous.
They are the sort of people who declare that they are sick of National so they re off to Colin Craig without actually analysing politically nd economical wwhat the fool stands for. The answer is not much actually…he stands for letting other people have a say. We know this because he is equivocal on bat shit crazy conspiracy theories…he should dismiss them out of hand…but he hasn’t.
Rodney Hide describes precisely what I am talking about in his HoS column.
We had 49 members. I was anxious to make 50. My phone rang and, joy of joys, she was keen to join. Her only concern was battery hen farming. She would sign up but we had to commit to freeing the chickens.
I explained that Act’s commitment was to less tax, more personal responsibility, and that battery hens hadn’t come up. I suggested that perhaps Act, sadly, wasn’t for her. I lost my potential 50th member. Read more »
The green taliban likes to claim that “climate change” is going to create more and more storms. After the cyclone in the Philippines thy again re-iterated these claims, including a bizarre speech by Russel Norman in the parliament.
But what are the facts? Well the facts don’t support their claims…no surprises really.
The 2013 hurricane season just ended as one of the five quietest years since 1960. But don’t expect anyone who pointed to last year’s hurricanes as “proof” of the need to act against global warming to apologize; the warmists don’t work that way.
Warmist claims of a severe increase in hurricane activity go back to 2005 and Hurricane Katrina. The cover of Al Gore’s 2009 book, “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis,” even features a satellite image of the globe with four major hurricanes superimposed.
Yet the evidence to the contrary was there all along. Back in 2005 I and others reviewed the entire hurricane record, which goes back over a century, and found no increase of any kind. Yes, we sometimes get bad storms — but no more frequently now than in the past. The advocates simply ignored that evidence — then repeated their false claims after Hurricane Sandy last year. Read more »