Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Rajendra Pachauri and Scientism


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From the Global Warming Hoax Department:

I have been pointing out for years that many of our so claimed objective people who see scientists as the only ones who can explain the world to us are worship upon the altar of Scientism taking the dictates of their High Priests the Scientists upon faith as they have no way of verifying what they claim explains the universe.

It seems that Rajendra Pachauri, head of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) since 2002, has admitted as much when he stepped down because of a sexual harassment scandal. In his letter of resignation to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Pachauri declared:
`”For me the protection of Planet Earth, the survival of all species and sustainability of our ecosystems is more than a mission. It is my religion and my dharma.”
In Hinduism dharma is the path of righteousness.
Rajendra Pachauri is not a scientists, he was a railroad engineer, but he is a true believer of what his priest, the Global Warming scientists tell him. One caveat, the IPCC lays down the rules of engagement, that is to say that the scientists who work and publish for them can only study the effects that man’s co2 has on the temperature, they will not be funded or published if they study natural causes of temperature changes now or in the past.

This is the “belief” that global warming is man made that is driving the effort to prove that it is man-made. I do know if Pachauri is the creator of this effort by the IPCC or if he is just a useful idiot. Probable the later in my opinion, as the UN is using the Global Warming Hoax to drive the implementation of Agenda 21 world-wide. If global warming is man cause then Sustainable Development is must. Ask yourself why would a railroad engineer be put in charge of the IPCC other than the fact that he is a true believer who can be counted on to propagate the hoax with a religious fervor because he his deceit is for the better good, and his job is to save the world by hook or crook!

Over at WUWT  Tom Fuller has a post, The Peril of Great Causes, that explains why/how the true believers can overlook, and not even see them, the foibles and misdeeds of the champions of their causes:
Al Gore was one of the first who promoted global warming as an imminent threat to human safety. His sybaritic lifestyle was evident from the first–private planes, living in a mansion, conspicuous consumption. None of that was sufficient to cause the Cause to disavow him. It still is unclear whether it was his arrest for pressuring a masseuse for sex or his sale of his television channel to a fossil fuel organization was the cause of his fall from grace–but that fall was apparently temporary, as he still speaks on global warming before green groups the world over. The rules don’t apply. 
And now it is the turn of Rajendra Pachauri. Women are now speaking of a decade-long pattern of sexual harassment. Even before this revelation, Pachauri was involved in misconduct, ranging from suppressing dissent to hiding the income from his foundation. He showed incredibly poor judgment in publishing a bodice ripper of a novel while head of an organization that had been criticized by the IAC–with many of those criticisms calling into question his leadership. But it doesn’t matter. He was a champion of the Cause.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Asthma Link To Global Warming


Chris Horner of CEI gave SEPP (Science & Environmental Policy Project) a copy one of the communications to Lisa Jackson he obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The email was addressed to a Richard Windsor, an alias used by Jackson to avoid the Freedom of Information Act. The subject was Strategic Communications and was dated March 18, 2009 – early in the Administration.
Unfortunately, climate change in the abstract is an increasingly – and consistently – unpersuasive argument to make. However, if we shift from making this about the polar caps and about our neighbor with respiratory illness, we can potentially bring this issue home to many Americans …
…By revitalizing our own Children’s Health Office, leading the global charge on this issue, and highlighting the children’s health dimension to all our major initiatives – we will also make this issue real for many American who otherwise would oppose many of our regulatory actions.
Now we learn this:
A potentially alarming figure that emerged in the UK news last week was that “1 million” UK adults may have been wrongly diagnosed with asthma – a claim reported in various forms by BBC News, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mirror and the Mail Online.
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So, where did the figure of 1 million come from? All the UK press rallied round a statement in the draft guideline that said: “studies of adults diagnosed with asthma suggest that up to 30% do not have clear evidence of asthma”. What followed was clearly a “back of the envelope” calculation extrapolating this to the number of people receiving treatment for asthma in the UK, which is around 4.1 million. This gave the magic figure of 1.23 million potentially misdiagnosed people.
We recently showed that 30% of adults with a physician diagnosis of asthma did not have asthma when objectively assessed using a 4-step algorithm involving serial spirometry, bronchial challenge testing, and subsequent tapering of asthma medications. The objective of this study was to determine how many steps in the algorithm were required to confirm asthma, and whether any patient-related variables were associated with earlier asthma confirmation.
And not just in England, while I have been unable to find a study on America’s  over diagnosis, but if this one from Canada is any guide we can rest assured that it is as well: Asthma may be over-diagnosed in Canada: study from 2008 indicated:
Asthma may be over-diagnosed by as much as 30 per cent in Canadian adults, according to a new study, which suggests that doctors may be missing the signs of a more serious problem.
“The myth-busting part of this study may be that there are a lot of Canadians who are labeled as asthmatics who believe they have the disease, but they may not have it,” Dr. Shawn Aaron, a senior scientist at the Ottawa Health Research Institute and the head of respiratory medicine at the Ottawa Hospital, told CTV News.
The question posed by this is the increased diagnostic of asthma is coincidental  with the Alarmist need for a propaganda issue to hype the need to limit co2 production, or has it been a concerted effort by fellow travelers?  Of course the Alarmist may just be benefiting from Big Pharma vested interested in selling its high priced drugs to treat asthma.  In any case it has worked well for them as a whipping horse to  push their agenda, i.e., control how and what we use for energy.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

False Equivalency vs True Equivalency


From the Immigration Wars:

In this battle to control the language of the debate the picture at the left is an example of a false equivalency, that is, equating being human with being legal regardless of if you are in the country legally or not. The picture on the rightoffers a true equivalency, that is, a person who comes into the country illegally is indeed illegal human being or animal.

The argument can be stated that no animal are illegal, but the ones smuggled into the country are. Being an animal or human is not in of itself illegal, but breaking the law to get into the country make man or animal illegal.

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Picture:  credits unknow

When issues come up that divide people upon what course of action should be decided upon each side attempts to pick the word(s) that define the issue. Both, as to how they wish to present their side, and how they wish to portray the other(s) side’s position(s). The first side to lay claim to the words use to tag the issues gain a huge advantage in presenting their arguments. Picking a slogan is an exercise in propaganda, the goal is to get people to accept your argument without thinking. Examples abound…

Evolution of Propaganda


Propaganda!  The word has began to take on a new meaning, when the word first appeared in 1622 when Pope Gregory XV established the Sacred Congregation for Propagating the Faith(Congregatio de Propaganda Fide). Propaganda was then as now about convincing large numbers of people about the veracity of a given set of ideas.
A Brief History of Propaganda:

Religious propagation

The term ‘propaganda’ first appeared in 1622 when Pope Gregory XV established the Sacred Congregation for Propagating the Faith (Congregatio de Propaganda Fide).Propaganda was then as now about convincing large numbers of people about the veracity of a given set of ideas.
Of course, propaganda is as old as people, politics and religion. People with ideas will always want to persuade others about them and, if they have the power, they will pull every string they have to persuade everyone.
The notion of propaganda remained one of propagating beliefs and doctrines remained the primary definition until the first world war (1914-18).

Propaganda and war

Wars have always been a good reason to use propaganda, as governments seek to persuade populaces of the justness of their cause as well as hide the horrors and failures of the front line. Misinformation and disinformation are widely used to distract people from the truth and create new realities.
Entry into the first world war was apparently accompanied with many stories of atrocities that were false. Things have not changed and more recent wars have also had more than their fair share of propaganda and false excuses.
One of the basic successful home messages of the war was that everything Germans said was a lie and everything Americans said was the truth. This gave a platform for sustaining faith in ultimate victory and cast Germany as an evil to be destroyed.
In 1933, Hitler realized the potential of propaganda and appointed Joseph Goebbels as Minister for Propaganda. Goebbels was remarkably effective and much of the propaganda literature discusses in detail the methods they used.

The Institute for Propaganda Analysis (IPA)

In 1936 Boston merchant Edward Filene helped establish the short-lived Institute for Propaganda Analysis which sought to educate Americans to recognize propaganda techniques. Although it did not last long, they did produce a list of seven propaganda methods that have become something of a standard.

The modern world

Propaganda and manipulation of reality continues to be used in large quantities in the modern world. Governments continue to tell their constituencies what they think they need to know. Advertisers use the whole gamut of propagandist techniques. And although some people can see the reality (and some theorize about improbable conspiracies), most people are taken in and see nothing of how they are manipulated.
Books such as Bernays’ Propaganda in 1928 still treated it as a force for good and an effective method of mass social persuasion, even though the ethics of its use varied greatly. His book starts with a sentence that would cause much concern today, yet which then seemed practical and acceptable:
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in a democratic society.
The dominant view of the populace then was of an uneducated, ill-informed mass whose views should be directed rather than allow them to think. Thinking on higher matters was really for managers and rulers who could decide what was best for lesser people.
The discipline of public relations (PR) started as a profession after the first world war as the commercial benefits of careful propaganda were realized.   Source:
More and more people are labeling as propaganda any information, or the source of the information, in which they disagree.  Here is an example:
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country’s Supreme Leader, told the IRAN Farsi newspaper of his opinions on Eastwood’s film, which he admitted he has not seen but was informed of the plot by others.
“The movie ‘Sniper’ that is made by Hollywood encourages a Christian or non-Muslim youngster to harass and offend the Muslims as far as they could,” Ali Khamenei told the outlet, according to CBS News.
This is the basic they use for that claim:From Wikipedia
Propaganda is a form of communication aimed towards influencing the attitude of a population toward some cause or position.
Propaganda is information that is not impartial and used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda, often by presenting facts selectively (perhaps lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or using loaded messages to produce an emotional rather than a rational response to the information presented.
Thus any truth uttered by someone or group in which you disagree can be dismissed as propaganda because they only tell the truth to advance their agenda.
Defining propaganda has always been a problem. The main difficulties have involved differentiating propaganda from other types of persuasion, and avoiding a biased approach (“what they do is propaganda, what we do is education”). Garth Jowett and Victoria O’Donnell have provided a concise, workable definition of the term: “Propaganda is the deliberate, systematic attempt to shape perceptions, manipulate cognitions, and direct behavior to achieve a response that furthers the desired intent of the propagandist.”[4] More comprehensive is the description by Richard Alan Nelson: “Propaganda is neutrally defined as a systematic form of purposeful persuasion that attempts to influence the emotions, attitudes, opinions, and actions of specified target audiences for ideological, political or commercial purposes through the controlled transmission of one-sided messages (which may or may not be factual) via mass and direct media channels. A propaganda organization employs propagandists who engage in propagandism—the applied creation and distribution of such forms of persuasion.”[5]
The question I put to you is if a white racist group such as the Council of Conservative Citizens, who are an American political organization that supports a large variety of conservative and paleoconservative causes, in addition to white separatism tells a true story about the first slaveholder in America  and other stories about rich black slaveholders in the Antebellum South, is that just propaganda to be discounted as such, or should you consider its ramifications regardless of the source?
In politics the manufacturing of propaganda is now called spinning.  So what is political “spin”? “Spin” is an interpretation of a particular position to garner public support. Sometimes, it relies on the creative interpretation of the facts to move that position forward.  Should all spin be disregarded because it is merely propaganda?
In public relationsspin is a form of propaganda, achieved through providing an interpretation of an event or campaign to persuade public opinion in favor or against a certain organization or public figure. While traditional public relations may also rely on creative presentation of the facts, “spin” often implies disingenuous,deceptive and/or highly manipulative tactics.
From 100 Years Of Propaganda: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Propaganda is most well known in the form of war posters. But at its core, it is a mode of communication aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position, and that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Although propaganda is often used to manipulate human emotions by displaying facts selectively, it can also be very effective at conveying messages and hence can be used in web design, too.
Notice that propaganda uses loaded messages to change the attitude toward the subject in the target audience. When applied to web design, you may experiment with techniques used in propaganda posters and use them creatively to achieve a unique and memorable design.
In this article, we look at various types of propaganda and the people behind it, people who are rarely seen next to their work. You will also see how the drive for propaganda shaped many of the modern art movements we see today. Notice that this post isn’t supposed to be an ultimate showcase of propaganda artists. Something or somebody is missing? Please let us know in the comments to this post! 
Advertisers use deceptive propaganda all the time, one of the first use of it changed the perception of American’s to believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day:
In the 1920s, the Austrian-born Bernays was the nephew of Sigmund Freud, was approached by the Beech-Nut Packing Company – producers of everything from pork products to the nostalgic Beech-Nut bubble gum. Beech-Nut wanted to increase consumer demand for bacon.  In the video above Edward L. Bernays describes his work with the Beech Nut Packing Company and how bacon and eggs became America’s favorite breakfast. 
He turned to his agency’s, the Public Relations Counselor, internal doctor and asked him whether a heavier breakfast might be more beneficial for the American public. Knowing which way his bread was buttered, the doctor confirmed Bernays suspicion and wrote to five thousand of his doctor friends asking them to confirm it as well. This ‘so called study’ of doctors encouraging the American public to eat aheavier breakfast – namely ‘Bacon and Eggs’ – was published in major newspapers and magazines of the time to great success. Beech-Nut’s profits rose sharply thanks to Bernays and his team of medical professionals.
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Bernays was quite good at using psychology, i.e., brainwashing, to get people to buy a product or an idea. He was hired by the Aluminum Company of America to use the American Dental Association to convince people that water fluoridation was safe and healthy for the public. This allowed them to sell a very toxic by product that was costing them a lot to dispose of and have the cities of the nation dump it for them and pay for the privilege.
Yes your government will lie to you, and then lie about lying, but that isn’t the point, the point is that people are trying to persuade to accept their version of reality, their vision of the future, and many will deceive to persuade you.  Be aware and think things through, just because someone says something is propaganda does not mean the information is not true and worthy of consideration.  The propagandist will do their utmost to come across as most trustworthy, but then so will someone who truly believes what they are preaching.  It is your choice, not theirs.


Global Warming Is Freezing The Earth


Good morning to a bitter cold 18`, looks like I nailed it when last Fall I was telling everyone that we were in for a hard winter. After the coldest November had in these here parts came the warmest December I could recall here I thought that I had blown it, but here comes February with all of its bitter cold to bring new life into my forecast. Back then, if I recall right, both the government and Farmer’s Almanac were calling for a mild winter, I recon that they musta ment some other place than here.
May the Lord God IAUA bless us with enough this day.

From The Global Warming Hoax Department:

Remember when I assured you that the Hoaxster would blame all this cold weather on Global Warming? Well, I missed that, it is “Climate Change” that is getting the blame. When you read the below recall that piece I wrote “Control the Language, Control the Debate
“Words are everything, even in the global warming debate. TV personality Bill Nye the “Science Guy” told MSNBC’s Joy Reid to use the phrase climate change, not global warming, when it’s so cold out.“Let’s not confuse or interchange climate change with global warming,” Nye told Reid on Monday. “Global warming – The world is getting warmer. There is more carbon [dioxide] holding in more heat.” “So when the climate changes, some places get colder,” Nye added. “And the thing that’s really consistent with climate change models is this variance where it’s cold, it’s warm, it’s cold, it’s warm… So what I would hope for, my dream, Joy, is that you all, you and the news business would just say the word climate change.”
I would also ask you to recall that I have never denied that the Earth has warmed since the last ice age, but have maintained that it was and is because of the sun, not man’s pitiful amount of co2 he adds to the atmosphere. Now it seems that the sun is going to sleep as far as sunspots are concerned anyway:
Overview
The main driver of all weather and climate, the entity which occupies 99.86% of all of the mass in our solar system, the great ball of fire in the sky – has gone quiet again during what is likely to be the weakest sunspot cycle in more than a century. For the past 5 days, solar activity has been very low and one measure of solar activity – its X-ray output – has basically flatlined in recent days (plot below courtesy NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center). Not since cycle 14 peaked in February 1906 has there been a solar cycle with fewer sunspots. We are currently more than six years into Solar Cycle 24 and today the sun is virtually spotless despite the fact that we are still in what is considered to be its solar maximum phase. Solar cycle 24 began after an unusually deep solar minimum that lasted from 2007 to 2009 which included more spotless days on the sun compared to any minimum in almost a century.
Also see:

The Sun Is The Driver Man’s CO2 Is A Non Issue Says A Non Climate Scientist

The Internet is the final stage of democracy, because it took information out of the hands of a few and into the hands of everybody. The American Meteorological Society argued for their retention of control of information and thereby the debate.
“What is important scientific information and how it is interpreted in the policy debates is an important part of our jobs.” “That is, after all, the very reasons for the mix of science and policy in the IPCC.” John Daly correctly called this “Scientism”.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Shirley MacLaine And Karma


This article brought to mind all the people on Facebook that invoke Karma when someone gets away with something like crulity to an anamil or pedafility. I point out that it is not a Christian concept, rather it come from the Hindu religion. What Shirley MacLaine asked: “Were Holocaust victims paying for sins in past lives, and did ‘her friend’ Stephen Hawking bring his devastating disease on himself?” give me an opportunity toexplain Karma to you.  
People, like Shirley MacLaine. who believe in Karma believe that everything that happen to you, be it good, bad, or evil comes as a results of our past action as a result of the Law of Karma. Thus you station in life at birth was determined by your actions in your past life, this in India is the caste system, with the four primary castes being: Brahmin, the priests; Kshatriya, warriors and nobility; Vaisya, farmers, traders and artisans; and Shudra, tenant farmers and servants. Some people were born outside of (and below) the castes system. They were called “untouchables.”
To help anyone get out of the circumstance in which they were born was to add to their Karma Debt, forcing them to make a repeat trip in that caste in their next rebirth. Even to help someone stuck on the side of the road is to add to that person’s Karma Debt in which the Law of Karma will force them back into a worse situation to repay the debt.
I have heard it about my whole life long, “What goes around comes around”.   Implying that you get what you deserve because of how you have treated others.  This is not a Biblical concept in spite of the admonition that you will reap what you sow, and he who sows the wind will reap the whirlwind. For Galatians 6: 7-8 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” is not talking about being  punished or reworded for you action while on earth, rather the consequences of after the flesh or the Spirit.  And in Hosea Chapter 8:7 “For they sow the wind and they reap the whirlwind. The standing grain has no heads; it yields no grain. Should it yield, strangers would swallow it up.”  Is an admonition that if you walk the path of destruction you will be destroyed.
Sounds like Karma to you you say, well let me explain the difference   With the concept of Karma as believed by its creators, the Hindus, Karma determines the life you live by the live you have lived.  When you are born into the world you are born with a karma debt that places you in what ever circumstance you are born.  From the Brahamins at on top to the Untouchables on the bottom.  To believe in Karma is to believe that if you help the unfortunate you are adding to their karma debt and condemning them a larger karma debt to pay so the best thing you can do for then is to let them suffer and pay the debt.  For it is only when the debt is paid that the soul can move to a higher plain of existences.
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Kayla Mueller: We Are The World


From the “We Are The World” Files:
Kayla Mueller was taken hostage by the Islamic State in Aleppo, Syria, in August 2013. Essentially Mueller was a victim of believing a life-long liberalist narrative where all discord in the world can be eliminated if we just love each other more. Kayla’s ‘go give-em-love’ efforts led her to Syria, where ISIS appreciated her naiveté, took her as a hostage and sold her to a militant commander to use as a war trophy.
Before she got there she was part of the radical Group ISM, and lived in Palestinian village to fight israeli “Occupation” with the ISM, she worked with Palestinians nonviolently resisting the confiscation and demolitions of their homes and lands. In the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Occupied East Jerusalem, she stayed with the Al Kurd family to try and prevent the takeover of their home by Israeli settlers.  ISM honors Kayla Mueller.
Abdullah Abu Rahma, coordinator of the popular committee in the village of Bil’in where Kayla joined the protests, told ISM: “Kayla came to Palestine to stand in solidarity with us. She marched with us and faced the military that occupies our land side by side with us. For this, Kayla will always live in our hearts. We send all our support to her family and will continue, like Kayla, to work against injustice wherever it is.”
One could say that she was “Raised by her own Petard”, or they bit the hand that was feeding them. Regardless of her misguided view of the world, she was living her convictions to the death. Just are the one going to help them spread the Caliphate in Syria, as are the Americans that are going to join the Kurds to stop its spread. This is, in my opinion, a fight between good and evil, and she picked the evil side to support.