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calendar   Tuesday - March 06, 2007

Open Letter To The President

President George W. Bush
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Mr. President,

I’m sure you have heard the breaking news by now that the jury has returned a verdict in the I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby Jr. trial. In case you haven’t heard the jury found him guilty on four of the five counts he was charged with and he faces more than 20 years in prison. That’s going to be pretty tough for a 56-year-old man. I’m 58 myself and I wouldn’t look forward to 20 years in the slammer.

Now I’m sure you’re already reaching for your Presidential fountain pen to sign a Presidential Pardon for “Scooter” because you know as well as I do that he just got caught up in the ridiculous Plamegate fantasy that Plame, her husband Joe Wilson and the NY TIMES concocted to embarrass you, the Vice President and your entire administration. That’s all well and good sir and I want to thank you in advance for pardoning this tired old man but before you sign that paper I want you to consider this, please ...

Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean

Yes sir, I’m sure you know who these men are too. They are border guards who were unjustly imprisoned for shooting and wounding a Mexican drug smuggler caught in the act of smuggling drugs into this country. They were convicted mainly based on testimony from the drug smuggler himself who cut a deal with the federal prosecutor, who let him go free in exchange for his testimony. This drug smuggler was later caught again trying to smuggle drugs into the country but the two men named above are in prison and one of them was badly beaten by Hispanic prisoners recently.

Now here’s the deal, sir. If you pardon “Scooter” Libby and leave these two men, who were doing their job, guarding our borders, to rot in jail and be beaten by the very illegals they have worked so hard to stop - I will not take it kindly. I’m sorry sir but that’s just the way it has to be. I know you’re compassionate and I am asking you to do the right thing by pardoning all three ... “Scooter” and the two Border Patrol agents.

If you free your friend without freeing the two border guards, I’m afraid our friendship is at an end, sir. I have stood by you and valiantly defended you for six long years, through thick and thin and all I’m asking in return is that you examine your conscience and make this right. I hate to lose a good friend but I will have to insist on your honoring my small request.

Thank you and may God bless you and your family and God bless America.

Respectfully,

Allan C. Kelly
(The Skipper)
St. Louis, MO
06-MAR-2007


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/06/2007 at 06:07 PM   
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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/06/2007 at 01:42 PM   
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Chocolate Lawsuit

One billion dollars for levee repairs and $76 billion for “the city’s tarnished image and tourist industry losses”? If this was anybody else but Ray “Chocolate” Nagin, I’d say it was a joke. But no. Sadly, Nagin looked around his city and realized he was short on chocolate - the green kind. Probably due to the city’s population being less than half of what it was before Katrina.

Unfortunately, the half that did come back are committing as much if not more crime than before. Murders, rapes and robberies are back to pre-hurricane levels so Mayor Ray needs lots of greenbacks to fix the city’s image. What does he figure to do with all that money, buy the criminals off? Probably. One thing you can be sure of - if he wins the lawsuit, at least half will wind up in certain politicians bank accounts. It is Louisiana, after all and we are talking about Democrats. That is a combination only Satan could love ...

Mayor Nagin: We ‘Piled It on’ in Suit Against Army Corp of Engineers
NEW ORLEANS (FOX NEWS) - Saturday, March 03, 2007

imageimageOnly $1 billion of the $77 billion the city is seeking from the Army Corps of Engineers is for infrastructure damages it says it suffered because of levee breaches during Hurricane Katrina. The rest is for such things as the city’s tarnished image and tourist industry losses.

The city “looked at everything and just kind of piled it on,” Mayor Ray Nagin said. “We got some advice from some attorneys to be aggressive with the number, and we’ll see what happens,” he said.

New Orleans has joined big business and thousands of homeowners in filing claims seeking compensation from the corps for damages sustained when the levees broke during the 2005 storm, flooding 80 percent of the city. The claims allege poor design and negligence by the corps led to the failure of flood walls and levees.

The city attorney’s office also considered such things as “decreases in the city’s image, tourist industry activity and potential business industry, losses in the tax base and generated revenue, and a decrease in the city’s overall population,” in making the assessment, according to a statement from City Hall.

A spokeswoman for the mayor could not explain how the city quantified losses not tied to infrastructure. A 43-page form filed with the corps, reserving the city’s right to sue for $77 billion, also provides little insight. It does not quantify “loss of tax revenue,” for example, and supporting documents for city-owned properties, such as a police crime lab and libraries, omit any estimates of property values of flood-related damages, The Times-Picayune newspaper reported Saturday.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/06/2007 at 11:20 AM   
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Equal Time

In the last 48 hours, since I posted the “Faggot Poll” below, I have received 37 e-mails from homosexuals accusing me of homophobia in every way, shape and form. A few of them demanded “equal time” to explain how “hurtful” and “demeaning” the word “faggot” is to them.

Memo to homosexuals: Cry me a river, girls. I get called much worse every freaking day. Get over it.

However, in the interests of “Equal Time” and under the rules of the Federal Communications Act of 1934, I present the following as a counterpoint to the whole Ann Coulter “faggot” kerfuffle. Happy reading ....

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Review:

Michael Thomas Ford garnered lots of laughs in 1998 with Alec Baldwin Doesn’t Love Me and Other Trials from My Queer Life. The follow-up collection of pieces from his syndicated column, That’s Mr. Faggot to You, continues Ford’s exploration of contemporary gay life. In the title essay, reports of a teenager who successfully sued his school district for failing to prevent physical and mental abuse by his classmates prompts Ford to recall his own traumatic high school experiences and leads him to recognize that, years later, “he is happier, more successful, and a great deal more attractive” than his classmates.

In other essays, he discusses the you-and-me against-the-world relationship he has with his black Labrador, proposes a new line of Christian-friendly action figures (including a Jonah and the Whale Play Set, “appropriate for bath-time use or fun in the pool"), and even manages, despite his uncertainties, to offer an adolescent nephew dating advice (concluding that “guy problems were guy problems, regardless of who the person creating the dilemma was or how many holes she or he had"). That’s Mr. Faggot to You is a humorous slice of contemporary gay life that’s bound at least to elicit a smile from any reader.

Cranky, bemused and extremely funny, Ford (Alec Baldwin Doesn’t Love Me) is brilliant even on potentially mundane topics like high school reunions ("Michael Thomas Ford is very proud to announce that he is still queer… [and] happier, more successful, and a great deal more attractive” than his former schoolmates) and the giving of advice to his 12-year-old nephew about girlfriends (it wasn’t so bad, once he mentally substituted Roberto and Jesse for Amber and Megan in the junior-high love triangle). Ford is peeved at a number of people, including Baptists boycotting Ellen, a certain senator from North Carolina and former ACT-UP leaders who now want gay men and women to be “just like everybody else.”


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/06/2007 at 10:56 AM   
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No More Ninjas In Britain

OK, people. Show of hands here. Raise your hand if you didn’t see this coming. - - - - OK, I see. It seems no one is surprised at this latest Nanny State Nuttiness.

Yes, believe it or not, Britain is now banning citizens from owning sharp knives. Rumor has it that in June the Liberal government will add sharp sticks and rocks to the list of banned items.

Finally, sometime next year the use of the phrase “self-defense” will be severely punished as being politically incorrect and a threat to society as a whole. Individuals who are attacked by criminals will be encouraged to keep a stiff upper lip and not resist as they are beaten, stabbed and shot to death.

The second verse of “God Save The Queen” (the British national anthem) pretty much sums it up ...

tune 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.

Samurai Swords To Be Banned
(TELEGRAPH-UK) - 2:08am GMT 06/03/2007

imageimageThe sale of imitation samurai swords could be banned by the end of the year, the Home Office announced today. Importing or hiring the weapons could also be made illegal following a string of samurai sword attacks in recent years.

Breaching the ban, which is targeted at cheap imitation samurai swords rather than the more expensive genuine collectors’ items made by licensed swordsmiths in Japan, would result in up to six months in jail and a £5,000 fine.

Collectors and martial arts enthusiasts owning or using genuine samurai swords would be exempt from the ban.  According to Home Office estimates, there have been at least 80 serious crimes involving the swords in England and Wales over the last four years.

One MP recently warned that they were being used by criminal gangs as the preferred weapon of choice after guns. Last month, amphetamine addict Hugh Penrose was jailed for at least 19 years for hacking a 21-year-old woman with a samurai sword and then deliberately running her over.

In October, Bradley Moran was jailed for 17 years for murdering another man with a samurai sword following an argument in a nightclub. It is currently legal to buy samurai swords - which are freely available at martial arts shops and on the internet - provided they are not brandished in a public place.

The Home Office now wants to ban their sale as part of a wider crackdown on knives and bladed weapons. Carrying a samurai sword in a public place already attracts a maximum jail sentence of four years.

Vernon Coaker, the Home Office minister, said today: “Samurai sword crime is low in volume but high in profile and I recognise it can have a devastating impact. “Banning the sale, import and hire will take more dangerous weapons out of circulation, making our streets safer.

“We recognise it is the cheap, easily-available samurai swords which are being used in crime and not the genuine, more expensive samurai swords which are of interest to collectors and martial arts enthusiasts.”

“It is already illegal to have a samurai sword in a public place but I want to restrict the number of dangerous weapons in circulation to enhance community safety.”

The plans are outlined in a consultation paper, Banning Offensive Weapons, published by the Home Office today. At present there are 17 weapons, including knuckle-dusters and batons, on the Offensive Weapons Order.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/06/2007 at 10:01 AM   
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Barking Southerner In Disguise?

This is just way too embarrassing for words to describe. Ordinary human beings like us should never have to be subjected to this horror. There ought to be a law against it. Doesn’t the Geneva Convention protect me from this? As a Southerner, I am deeply offended. Click on the image below and wait for the Flash popup window to open.

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/06/2007 at 09:23 AM   
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Reader Survey Poll

Here is your chance to sound off again, people. Howard Dean started it and now three Republican candidates have piled on. Cast your vote in our Faggot Poll below and let me know what you think about this kerfuffle. Should Ann apologize or not? You decide. This poll will stay up until Monday, March 5 at midnight. Then I’ll tally the vote and send her the results ...

(Note: Sorry, but there is not a “Not NO but HELL NO!” vote for people like me.
Just vote “NO” if you feel Ann should not apologize.)


G.O.P. Candidates Criticize Slur by Conservative Author
WASHINGTON (NY TIMES) - March 3, 2007

image imageThree of the leading Republican presidential candidates on Saturday denounced one of their party’s best-known conservative commentators for using an antigay epithet when discussing a Democratic presidential contender at a gathering of conservatives here.

The remarks by Ann Coulter, an author who regularly speaks at conservative events, were sharply denounced by the candidates, Senator John McCain of Arizona, Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts. Their statements came after Democrats, gay rights groups and bloggers raised a storm of protest over the remarks.

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference before an overflow crowd on Friday, Ms. Coulter said, “I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot,’ so I — so kind of an impasse, can’t really talk about Edwards.”

Mr. Edwards’s aides responded with an e-mail message that attacked Ms. Coulter and urged supporters to donate to Mr. Edwards’s campaign. “John was singled out for a personal attack because the Republican establishment knows he poses the greatest threat to their power,” said his campaign manager, David E. Bonior. “Since they have nothing real to use against him, Coulter’s resorting to the classic right-wing strategy of riling up hate to smear a progressive champion.”

Ms. Coulter, asked for a reaction to the Republican criticism, said in an e-mail message: “C’mon, it was a joke. I would never insult gays by suggesting that they are like John Edwards. That would be mean.”

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POLL IS NOW CLOSED! HERE ARE THE RESULTS!

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/06/2007 at 06:00 AM   
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calendar   Monday - March 05, 2007

Lost!

OK, Zoomies! Here’s an easy one for you today. We’re lost over CONUS and that’s a USAF base down there and it has a 15,000 ft. runway which should handle just about anything, right? The weather is warm and yes, that is what looks like desert or dry lake bed at the end of the runway - which it would be a good idea to avoid on takeoff. The clock is ticking. You now have five minutes to tell me where in heck I am before I push one of these gazillions of buttons in front of me (see pic below) and bring this bird down ....

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No more flying “by the seat of our pants”, eh?

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/05/2007 at 07:42 PM   
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Most Ridiculous Item Of The Day

Personally IMHO, I think Gustav is faking it ‘cause he’s tired of his ho’s and wants to take the cash from the lawsuit and buy himself some strange. You can’t trust those ostriches, I’m telling you. They all have beady, little eyes and no lips. That by itself is strange. No kidding.

Teens Accused Of Making Ostrich Impotent
BERLIN (YAHOO NEWS) - Mon Mar 5, 9:33 AM ET

imageimageThree teenagers may be on the hook for a hefty fine if a court decides that their festive firecrackers outside an eastern German farm scared the libido right out of an ostrich named Gustav.

Rico Gabel, a farmer in Lohsa, northeast of Dresden, is claiming $6,450 in damages for the alleged antics of the three youths, ages 17-18, between Dec. 27 and 29, 2005.

According to his lawsuit, the farmer claims that fireworks set off by the boys made the previously lustful Gustav both apathetic and depressed, and thus unable to perform for a half-a-year with his two female breeding partners.

Before Gustav regained his sex drive in the second half of the year, the farmer estimates he lost out on 14 ostrich offspring — worth $460 apiece. The suit is due to be heard next Monday in a regional court in nearby Bautzen, the court said Monday. The teenagers’ names were not released.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/05/2007 at 07:08 PM   
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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/05/2007 at 06:38 PM   
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For The Children

When I was in high school in south Alabama (a little town called Opp) way back when (the mid-1960’s), our biggest football rival was Andalusia, the country seat. The second biggest game each year was against Enterprise. They were a much bigger school than us but we always gave them a hard time - and sometimes won. Today I feel nothing but sorrow for the school - and for the parents who lost children there last week.

In addition to the school, the local Red Cross office was destroyed. So I’m asking you to make a donation if you can to help out. A little prayer for the folks down there would also be appreciated. Thanks.

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Scott Stantis - The Birmingham (Alabama) News

Twister Hits High School In Alabama, Killing 15
ENTERPRISE, ALA. (GLOBE & MAIL) - March 2, 2007

Tornadoes ripped through Alabama and killed at least 18 people yesterday, including 15 at a high school where students became pinned under debris when a roof collapsed, state officials said. As night fell, crews dug through piles of rubble beneath portable lights at Enterprise High School, looking for other victims.

“The number could very well increase as the search effort continues through the night,” state emergency-management spokeswoman Yasamie Richardson said. The storm struck about 1:15 p.m., and Ms. Richardson said some students were still trapped three hours later. Erin Garcia, a 17-year-old senior, said students had gathered in hallways around 11 a.m. as a precaution.

School officials wanted to send them home around 1 p.m., she said, but the weather turned bad and sirens wailed. Then, she said, the lights went out. I was just sitting there praying the whole time,” she said. After the storm passed, she found the hallway she was in was spared, but a roof and wall collapsed on students in another hallway.

“It was scary. It sounded like a bunch of people trying to beat the wall down. It was complete chaos out in the hallway,” she said. More than 50 people were hospitalized as the violent storm front crossed the state. Two died elsewhere in Enterprise and one in rural Millers Ferry, where a separate storm wrecked mobile homes, Ms. Richardson said.

The burst of tornadoes was part of a larger line of thunderstorms and snowstorms that stretched from Minnesota to the Gulf Coast. Authorities blamed a tornado for the death of a seven-year-old girl in Missouri, and twisters also were reported in Kansas. At Millers Ferry, about 100 kilometres west of Montgomery, trailer homes were flipped over and trees downed, said Bernadine Williams in the Wilcox County emergency-management office.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/05/2007 at 10:50 AM   
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Marching On Selma

What you see below is the last thing Selma, Alabama or the United States Of America needs right now. It only serves to keep dividing the country along racial lines and stirs up old memories that are best left alone. I know. I’m from Alabama.

My family and relatives are scattered all over Central and South Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Due to my career in Information Technology I haven’t been back home in ages but I know how things are down there.

The last time I was in Selma was in 1991 and I saw a city pretty much run by blacks in all of the city government offices. The reason is that Selma is about 70% black - with only a small white population.

The city’s finances were in deep trouble because they were having problems attracting businesses to come build and invest in the town. The current median household income is only $25k/yr., which is half the national average. Unemployment stands at 9% and jobs are leaving town, bleeding it dry. (Source: ePodunk - Selma Demographics)

So what good can possibly come from having a bunch of rich, Northern politicians come to town and stir up old memories of racial hatred? None whatsoever. It only makes it worse. Racism is effectively dead in Alabama nowadays. Blacks serve in government from the city level all the way up to the state legislature. School segregation ended decades ago. Black businessmen and professionals are doing quite well. I know. More than a few of them are my friends.

No, this spectacle in Selma over the weekend was not about civil rights. It was about getting people to vote for idiot Senators who haven’t done a darned thing to help Selma economically. Even worse, they don’t plan to help the town any time soon. Witness the fact that while these bloviating egos were in Alabama, none of them took time to visit the recent tornado-ravaged region just southeast of Selma where people were still looking for bodies and digging out from destroyed homes and schools.

(Note: President Bush was in the tornado-ravaged region of south Alabama, offering assistance, declaring it a disaster area and trying to help the people get back on their feet.)

No, all these people want is your vote so they can keep getting paid handsome salaries that are funded by your tax dollars. They will use any subterfuge they have to in order to get your vote - while encouraging racial divide and ignoring economic divide. Are these the kind of people Selma should trust and listen to. Not on your life.

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Clinton and Obama Unite in Pleas to Blacks
SELMA, Ala., March 4 - March 5, 2007

Evoking the passions and rivalries of the civil rights era, Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton made deeply personal appeals to voters in the sanctuaries of black churches here on Sunday, and then joined former President Bill Clinton for a march across a bridge where white police officers beat protesters, most of them black, nearly 42 years ago.

It was an extraordinary sight: the Clintons and Mr. Obama, two of them competitors for the Democratic presidential nomination, walking — with two black congressman, and sometimes others, in between them — down Martin Luther King Jr. Street to commemorate the footsteps of black demonstrators who were met with violence as they tried to march to Montgomery to demand civil rights in 1965.

The visit to Selma, a historically rich, economically struggling city, became a proxy battle for black support between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama, whose candidacy represents a threat to Mrs. Clinton’s traditional base. That competitive dynamic intensified on Sunday with the debut of Mr. Clinton on the campaign trail, six weeks into his wife’s bid, and among a bloc of voters who are at once devoted to the former president and torn between his wife and Mr. Obama.

It was the first side-by-side appearance of Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton in the 2008 presidential campaign, and the political theater of the two campaigns overlapped repeatedly, but with a polite tone that contrasted with their political skirmishing of recent weeks. Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton spoke at services on the same street, three blocks apart, and the lines of worshipers were so long that they nearly intermingled. Both candidates paid homage to the same civil rights leaders, and both concluded the services by locking arms with worshipers and swaying to “We Shall Overcome.”

At different points, both Clintons said that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 had paved the way for Mr. Obama to run for president.

“Today it is giving Senator Obama the chance to run for president,” Mrs. Clinton told worshipers at the First Baptist Church, to enthusiastic applause. “And by its logic and spirit, it is giving the same chance to Gov. Bill Richardson to run as a Hispanic. And, yes, it is giving me that chance.”

Mr. Obama, before the commemoration march, praised both Clintons and said of the political campaign under way, “We don’t have time for other folks to divide us.”

- More on this at the NY TIMES ...


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/05/2007 at 09:37 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - March 04, 2007

Through The Looking Glass

“Home, At Last”

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/04/2007 at 08:53 PM   
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Counterpoint

Pay attention, class! Today’s lesson concerns “Glowbull Warming”. Here is the formula you need to make note of ....

IB + IHA * BMP / PLGM = GW

(Increase In Bullshit + Increase In Hot Air * Book/Movie Propaganda / Possible Loss Of Grant Money = Glowbull Warming)

Now do you understand? Judging from the article below, more and more scientists are finally getting aroused and are throwing the Bullshit Flag on AL Gore and the whole Glowbull Warming crapola. Here is just a part of the article. You need to go read the whole thing and particularly read the comments from the Brit readers. We need to get Peiper, Bulldog and LyndonB to let us know how this documentary is received over there - and then we need to get it shown over here - and then let’s go get the tar and feathers and find Al Gore ...

‘Global Warming Is Lies’ Claims Documentary
(LIFESTYLES-UK) - Sunday, 4th March 2007, 11:04

imageimageAccepted theories about man causing global warming are “lies” claims a controversial new TV documentary. ‘The Great Global Warming Swindle’ - backed by eminent scientists - is set to rock the accepted consensus that climate change is being driven by humans.

The programme, to be screened on Channel 4 on Thursday March 8, will see a series of respected scientists attack the “propaganda” that they claim is killing the world’s poor.

Even the co-founder of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, is shown, claiming African countries should be encouraged to burn more CO2. Nobody in the documentary defends the greenhouse effect theory, as it claims that climate change is natural, has been occurring for years, and ice falling from glaciers is just the spring break-up and as normal as leaves falling in autumn.

A source at Channel 4 said: “It is essentially a polemic and we are expecting it to cause trouble, but this is the controversial programming that Channel 4 is renowned for.” Controversial director Martin Durkin said: “You can see the problems with the science of global warming, but people just don’t believe you – it’s taken ten years to get this commissioned.

“I think it will go down in history as the first chapter in a new era of the relationship between scientists and society. Legitimate scientists – people with qualifications – are the bad guys. It is a big story that is going to cause controversy. It’s very rare that a film changes history, but I think this is a turning point and in five years the idea that the greenhouse effect is the main reason behind global warming will be seen as total bollocks.”

“Al Gore might have won an Oscar for ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, but the film is very misleading and he has got the relationship between CO2 and climate change the wrong way round.”

One major piece of evidence of CO2 causing global warming are ice core samples from Antarctica, which show that for hundreds of years, global warming has been accompanied by higher levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.

In ‘The Great Global Warming Swindle’ Al Gore is shown claiming this proves the theory, but palaeontologist Professor Ian Clark claims in the documentary that it actually shows the opposite. He has evidence showing that warmer spells in the Earth’s history actually came an average of 800 years before the rise in CO2 levels.

Prof Clark believes increased levels of CO2 are because the Earth is heating up and not the cause. He says most CO2 in the atmosphere comes from the oceans, which dissolve the gas.

When the temperature increases, more gas is released into the atmosphere and when global temperatures cool, more CO2 is taken in. Because of the immense size of the oceans, he said they take time to catch up with climate trends, and this ‘memory effect’ is responsible for the lag.

Scientists in the programme also raise another discrepancy with the official line, showing that most of the recent global warming occurred before 1940, when global temperatures then fell for four decades. It was only in the late 1970s that the current trend of rising temperatures began.

This, claim the sceptics, is a flaw in the CO2 theory, because the post-war economic boom produced more CO2 and should, according to the consensus, have meant a rise in global temperatures.

The programme claims there appears to be a consensus across science that CO2 is responsible for global warming, but Professor Paul Reiter is shown to disagree. He said the influential United Nations report on Climate change, that claimed humans were responsible, was a sham.

It claimed to be the opinion of 2,500 leading scientists, but Prof Reiter said it included names of scientists who disagreed with the findings and resigned from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and said the report was finalised by government appointees.

The CO2 theory is further undermined by claims that billions of pounds is being provided by governments to fund greenhouse effect research, so thousands of scientists know their job depends on the theory continuing to be seen as fact.

The programme claims efforts to reduce CO2 are killing Africans, who have to burn fires inside their home, causing cancer and lung damage, because their governments are being encouraged to use wind and solar panels that are not capable of supplying the continent with electricity, instead of coal and oil-burning power stations that could.

Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore is shown saying: “Environmentalists have romanticised peasant life, but this is anti-human. “They are saying the world’s poorest people should have the world’s most expensive form of form of energy – really saying they can’t have electricity.”

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/04/2007 at 08:15 PM   
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Oh, and here's some kind of visitor flag counter thingy. Hey, all the cool blogs have one, so I should too. The Visitors Online thingy up at the top doesn't count anything, but it looks neat. It had better, since I paid actual money for it.
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