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Why I left Greenpeace


Today’s Trivia


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The Hundred Years’ War took over 116 years. It started on 1337 and came to end on 1453. (Source)

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You are so beautiful to me

Daily dose of Awww: Orangutan connection


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If David Fisher reported on the Humpty Dumpty Court Case

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You may not be aware but Humpty Dumpty took the King to court over his fall from a wall. The transcript of the court case is here.

If Senior reporter David Fisher reported on the outcome of the case for a newspaper I think it would read something like this…

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Guest Post: Global warming gets a hot flush

James Hansen is generally considered the godfather of global warming alarmists. He recently retired from NASA’s Goddard Institute. What he says is swallowed by his followers and a naïve press without a dissenting murmur or a moment’s checking.

He, and his fellow warmists, are working in overdrive to produce as much shocking material as possible in the run up to the all important Paris conference when the world’s leaders are supposed to dip into our pockets like never before to stop the rise of CO2. According to Hansen this is the planet’s last chance to save us from a scary scenario of rising sea levels, record droughts, catastrophic storms, horrendous loss of life – in fact every conceivable negative effect you can imagine.

Hansen has been leading from the front. His latest paper is a monument to idiocy and gratuitous, publicity-seeking, humbug. He and a bunch of no-name sycophants have predicted a warming of “at least 2 degrees” (would have been nice this morning!!) and “sea level rise of 3 metres by 2100” with another 2 metres within a “couple of decades”. The paper contains unscientific language describing “super storms” wreaking havoc around the world. (Can feel a movie in the making? Where are you Sir Peter??)

Several telling events accompany this madness.    Read more »

It’s child abuse actually

Rob Beaglehole reckons that food and beverage manufacturers are to blame for rotten children’s teeth.

He is wrong, it is the parents fault.

The soft drinks industry has hit back at claims that its products are to blame for a rise in the number of toddlers needing to have rotten teeth pulled out.

Dentist and veteran anti-sugar lobbyist Rob Beaglehole said earlier this week that cavities in children’s teeth were on the rise, and some as young as 18 months were having multiple rotten teeth pulled out after parents fed them soft drinks through sipper bottles, and chocolate biscuits as bedtime treats.

“The issue of young children with rotten teeth is one of poor parenting. No more and no less,” Kerry Tyack, executive director of the New Zealand Beverage Council said.

The council represents soft drink giants Coca-Cola and Frucor,  as well as boutique manufacturers such as Phoenix.

Tyack said parents should be “in complete control” of what young children ate and drank, and said it was “a complete evasion of parental responsibility to shift the blame for the state of these children’s teeth onto the manufacturers of products which should, after all, be consumed as treats or in moderation”.

“It’s not the products. It’s the decision to use them inappropriately.”      Read more »


Seems reasonable to me, but he should ditch the girlfriend as well

There is only one thing in life worse than cats…cats that steal your bacon…and one bloke has had enough calling in the cops to sort out his girlfriend’s cat.

A man dialled 999 to ask police to arrest his girlfriend and her cat after she allowed her pet to eat his bacon.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed that man wanted his girlfriend and her cat detained following the incident.   Read more »