World View: U.N. Security Council Passes Irrelevant Resolution on Syria
- Spain to switch from Nazi time to British time
- Washington gives $100 million non-bailout bailout money to Detroit
- U.N. Security Council passes overhyped, totally irrelevant resolution on Syria
- U.N. Climate panel issues overhyped, totally irrelevant climate change report
Spain to switch from German to British time
Nazi leader Adolf Hitler meets Fascist leader Francisco Franco in 1940 (Time Magazine)
Based on its longitude, the country Spain, like Britain, is well
within the region of the Western European time zone. However, in
1940, Spain's Fascist dictator Francisco Franco met with Adolf Hitler,
who convinced him to switch to Central European Time so that Spain's
clocks would be synchronized with Germany's. The result has been that
Spanish workers never seem to get enough sleep, which is why they need
a siesta during the day. But now Spain's government plans to move the
country back to West European time, which might mean the end of the
siesta for many Spaniards. However, one Spanish citizen commented on
the move to British time, "Maybe we should also drive on the left
side, get drunk over the weekend and have only three typical dishes
instead of thousands." International Business Times
Washington gives $100 million non-bailout bailout money to Detroit
The Obama administration bailed out General Motors when it was close
to bankruptcy and is now getting requests to bail out Detroit, which
has already filed for bankruptcy. However, there isn't a lot of
support these days for a new bailout with the sequester and such.
But the Administration has found a way anyway. They've identified
$100 million earmarked for discretionary grants that have never been
granted, and they're reassigning the grants to their good pals in
Detroit. However, this is not a "bailout," since these are grants.
Detroit is also planning to use Obamacare as a vehicle for an even
larger non-bailout bailout. Detroit has some $6 billion in unfunded
liabilities for health care for retirees. Detroit is planning to tell
its retirees to apply for health insurance in the Obamacare exchanges.
Detroit will pay the retirees a small stipend to help pay for the
insurance. In addition, Washington will pay each retiree an Obamacare
subsidy. And so, the retirees get their health insurance, Detroit
saves over $1 billion in health care funding, and the Obama
administration gets the undying love of their good pals in Detroit.
So everybody wins. Right? Washington Times and Business Insider
U.N. Security Council passes overhyped, totally irrelevant resolution on Syria
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to adopt a
resolution that requires Syria to eliminate its arsenal of chemical
weapons. Unfortunately, if the Syrian regime's psychopathic president
Bashar al-Assad simply ignores the threat and goes on ordering the
rape, mutilation, and massacre of innocent women and children on a
large scale, then the only "punishment" that the resolution specifies
is a threat to hold another Security Council meeting. So Russia got
its way once again, and has humiliated President Obama and the United
States once again. The mainstream media is calling the resolution
"historic" and a "landmark decision," but then again, the NY Times and
NBC News will call President Obama eating a hamburger "historic."
U.N. Climate panel issues overhyped, totally irrelevant climate change report
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued on
Friday a so-called "landmark report" that's dead on arrival, and
deservedly so. It says that it proves with near absolutely certainty
that human activity is the cause of carbon emissions, and that they're
resulting in global warming. Even if that's true, then so what?
I keep receiving scorn whenever I compare the climate change
scientists to scientists in the year 1900 who might have said that the
increase in the growth of horse crap was due to human activity. And
yet, not one of these scornful comments has ever showed why this
comparison is invalid.
Climate scientists today predict that carbon emissions will raise the
temperature of the earth by X degrees by 2100. Horse crap scientists
in 1900 could have predicted that there would be X inches of horse
crap all over the world by 2000.
Horse crap scientists in 1900 would have had absolutely no inkling
that the Model T Ford would be coming along soon to solve the horse
crap problem, all without government help. If they had recommended
the funding of any government programs, they would have been programs
to develop a new kind of feed for horses that would produce less horse
crap, and the program would have been a disaster.
Today's climate scientists have been recommending government programs
related to green energy, most of which have failed, as illustrated by
the Solyndra disaster. Climate scientists have absolutely no inkling
of new technologies that will be coming along to solve the carbon
emissions problems. There are probably thousands of commercial firms
in the world trying to develop products to reduce carbon emissions,
and when one of them finds something, they'll patent it, bring it to
market, and make enormous sums of money. And they'll do it all without
In November 2009, thousands of e-mail messages were hacked from the
web server at East Anglia University, the place at the heart of
"climate science." There were thousands of e-mail messages online
from a period of several years. I did a search of the hacked East
Anglian e-mail messages for the word "Singularity," and it doesn't
appear once. You would think that these brilliant scientists would
have at least asked the question of one another: "Hey, what about the
Singularity?" But apparently it was never asked once. It must have
been forbidden subject, since it conflicts with their own claims.
(See "Climate Change conference in Copenhagen is all about getting green -- money" from 2009.)
Even if you don't "believe" that the Singularity is going to occur,
there's still absolutely no question that intelligent computer
technology and nanotechnology is going to explode in the 2020s. These
will bring a wealth of new technologies and products that will reverse
the growth of carbon emissions in the same way that the Model T Ford
reversed the growth of horse crap emissions in the last century.
The reason that "climate scientists" can't even stand to think about
such things is because it's all about the money:
- In 2007, I wrote "UN Climate Change conference appears to be ending in farce,"
about Louis Redshaw, a Barclays Capital banker, who was hoping to make
millions of dollars who was hoping to sell synthetic carbon emissions
securities to unsuspecting investors in the same way that Barclays and
other banks sold synthetic subprime mortgage securities.
- Lots of people want the federal government to fund their favorite
"green projects." If the projects were any good, they wouldn't need
federal funds, because investors would provide them with all the
capital they need.
- Countries in Asia and Africa are clamoring for a "climate change
Marshall Plan," where the United States gives billions of dollars away
to corrupt governments, supposedly as reparations for causing them
climate change pain.
I want to emphasize that this is what it's all about, even if every
word in Friday's climate change report is true. The report is
irrelevant because the carbon emission problem will be taken care of
by new technologies that the "climate scientists" don't have a clue
about, and don't even want to think about. UN IPCC Report and AFP
KEYS: Generational Dynamics, Spain, Adolf Hitler, Francisco Franco,
Detroit, Obamacare, Security Council, Syria,
United Nations, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,
East Anglia University, Singularity,
Barclays Bank, Louis Redshaw, Marshall Plan
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