Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Save the planet! Go nuclear!

Greta Thunberg traveled across the ocean in a zero-emission ship. But even if she had taken to flight to spread her message ('Stop polluting our planet! Save the environment!'), would it be worth less spreading? The young lady from Sweden does not recieve money to talk about her convictions. In fact she refused to accept an Environmental award (click) with a big sum of money attached to it. So the narrative: 'She is doing all this for personal financial gain' is debunked.

But what if she díd get paid? What's so terrible about getting paid to follow your heart?

Why do people shout at a little girl for wanting to save the planet and speak of shameful behaviour when a known liar is boo'ed?

'Greta Thunberg is a lobbyist for climate ctivists!' Actual lobbyists get paid. Lobbyists who push the agenda that nuclear power is the way of the future. Because it's cheap energy. When it's harvested in a safe way. Which it isn't. Yet. The toxic waste alone could cause an unprecedented disaster and end life as we know it. But don't let such a tiny detail ruin your day. Or the life of everybody and every plant and animal on the planet. Here's an article (click) pushing 'nuclear' as an environmentally friendly way to produce energy. It is written by lobbyist Michael Shellenberger. His lobbygroup 'Environmental Progress' has some interesting ties (click) with the regime of North Korea and claims 'nobody got sick at Fukushima and the evacuation was totally unnecessary because the meltdown was absolutely safe.'

In an article on Forbes (click) Shellenberger quotes an unidentified expert: “While I am an advocate for renewable energy, my motivation is driven by economics, not by warm and fuzzy feelings,” a renewable industry leader emailed me recently to say.' Who this 'renewable industry leader' is, remains a mistery. At least until Mr. Shellenberger has answered me:
In said article Shellenberger links to an article (click) in which the author agrees with Shellenberger. Perhaps Shellenberger hopes not everyone notices the author of the article that 'proves' Shellenberger's point is...Shellenberger.

'Saying Climate Change is caused by humans is just an opinion!' If that's true, so is: 'It really hurts when someone hits you really hard on the nose!' The presented evidence is similar to this example: 'See, I've hit this guy on the nose really hard and he didn't even flinch!' -'That's probably because he's dead.' 'But you said it always hurts when you hit someone on the nose! I just proved you lied!' Ha! -'I meant a living person.' 'Because I proved you wrong, you're now changing your narritive! That proves you knew you were lying and means I'm right. Ha ha, I won! Nah, nah nah nah nah!'

Mr. Shellenberger has been found to 'accidentally get his facts wrong' (Fox-speak for 'lying') on other climate issues (click) as well. But that's probably coincidental. Just that an influential politician happily endorsing Michael Shellenberger, Justin Clark just happens to be in charge of the team of lobbyists 'selling' the 'President Trump is the greatest! (click)' brand to interest groups.



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Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Food stamp programs are useless and expensive

'Food stamp programs are useless and expensive! No more free government handouts for people and companies that can't take care of themselves! If you can't support yourself you should just work harder!'

Unless:

-You got fired because you got drunk and beat a coworker and are now on welfare.

-You are unemployed because foreigners are too lazy to work and stole your job.

-You werd send to a war for a cause you could not understand and are now on disability pay.

-You think military industries are entitled to billions to create machines of destruction that often fail to protect your country and if they do work are only used to attack people unable to defend themselves.

-You cheated millions out of millions with phony mortgages, did not have to go to jail for stealing and cheating and got the government to bail you out after your bank had to pay a steep fine.

-You were a travel agent who thought the management needed more money and less money could be spent on the actual travels you sold and now think the government should give you lots of money for free so you can continue this practise.



In other words: isn't it funny that capitalists always rely on socialist ideas to help them whenever capitalism fails?

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Climate change: a convenient truth

Taking your bike in stead of your car when you go out for a few groceries, does that help to fight climate change? Yes, it does. A bit. A tiny little bit.


But over 50% of all carbon emission is the responsibility of only 90 companies and government-run industries. Worldwide (click). Most of them coal-producers and cement factories. So if the governments are serious about tackling the problem of climate change (and yes, it is a problem. Denying people who are obese are fat does not make them weigh less.) 'But 3% of all scientific papers on the subject state climate change does not exist!' Well, those studies are flawed (click).

By the way: if 97 people tell you it's stupid to hug a crocodile but 3 tell you it's okay, who would you trust?)

What I find funny is people who say climate change is a hoax but believe two penguins and two kangaroos traveled for thousands of miles to board a boat being build by a man called Noah.

Perhaps Noah was a Timelord and the Arc his version of the Tardis?
And who killed more people: Hitler, Leopold II, Mao and Stalin combined
or Noah who deliberately only saved his own family 
and left every other person on the planet to drown to save ants, rats and snakes?

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