Modern Day Versions of King Canute Find It Difficult To Replace God.

December 27, 2015

I learned in school that King Canute (990 – 1035 AD) was the most stupid King in English history (Figure 1). He was so ignorant and arrogant he believed he could stop the tide. World leaders in Paris led by President Obama, who promised to stop sea level rise in his election campaign, are the […]

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Canada Follows The Inevitable Pattern Of History?

December 10, 2015

The Heartland Climate Conference in New York in 2008 was one of the first that presented the skeptics view. I was privileged to hear the keynote by Vaclav Klaus former President of the Czech Republic. His opening remark was, “We have just gone through 70 years of communism, why the hell would you want to […]

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1709; The Disparate Economic And Political Impact of Weather And Climate.

December 2, 2015

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2001 Report claimed that neither the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) nor the Little Ice Age (LIA) occurred. They created the ‘hockey stick’ graph to prove their point. It wasn’t produced specifically to eliminate those climate periods but to show that today was warmer than “ever” before and that […]

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Vladimir Putin; Climate and Political Realist?

November 30, 2015

The Daily Caller headline said, Russia’s Putin Says Global Warming Is ‘A Fraud.” What Putin is doing and saying is nothing new. He always knew that the IPCC climate was wrong he simply changed his political position as the situation dictated. Soviet and latterly Russian climatologists are far better than most in the west. I […]

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The Real And Most Damaging Discard In A “Throw Away” Society.

October 7, 2015

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. Everyday we are bombarded evidence and made to feel guilty about living in a throwaway society. It was a creation of the environmental movement to force recycling. The problem is no proper total cost benefits analyses of recycling are done, and programs are failing. Recycling programs, which […]

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Environmentalists Are The New Puritans: Religious Bullies.

October 5, 2015

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. Religion is fine, but problems begin when it is forced on others. Proselytizing is the characteristic of Puritanism, which H. L. Mencken defined as, “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere is having a good time.” Mencken’s quote applied to traditional religious extremists but is equally applicable to […]

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Commissions of Inquiry

October 2, 2015

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. I used to think, like most people, that Commissions of Inquiry are a great idea. Whenever there are serious and troublesome conflicts people know the only hope of getting to the truth is to get the politics out of the way. They believe this is the only […]

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A Fault That Knocks Politicians From The Environmental Moral High Ground.

October 2, 2015

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. hypocrisy |hiˈpäkrisē| noun (pl. hypocrisies) the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense. Too many politicians lie, deceive, and fill their pockets with taxpayer’s money. As Henry Kissinger said, 90 percent of them give the other […]

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Academics Going Round In Circles

October 1, 2015

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. In the 19th century, English-speaking universities comprised two faculties, The Natural Sciences and the Humanities. The word scientist didn’t exist until the middle of the century. Naturalist was the general name for people we call scientists today. Darwin, as a naturalist, published The Origin of Species in […]

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It is Time To Overturn Canada’s Taxing Powers.

September 30, 2015

This article first appeared on The Rebel website, One of my favorite cartoons showed Moses on the mountain with the Ten Commandments. The caption said, “A great idea, who is going to fund it?” The point, when applied to almost anything including politics, is that the ultimate control is financial control. Distribution of taxing powers […]

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