May 7, 2016

‘Climate Change’: A $1.5 Trillion Scam

Filed under: Activism,Economy,Environment,Scams,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 7:50 am

Climate change is the biggest scam in the history of the world – a $1.5 trillion-a-year conspiracy against the taxpayer, every cent, penny and centime of which ends in the pockets of the wrong kind of people, none of which goes towards a cause remotely worth funding, all of it a complete and utter waste.

James Delingpole:

… All that money we’re being to spend on the global warming industry – that $1.5 trillion I mentioned earlier siphoned straight out of taxpayers’ pockets – it isn’t going to make the blindest bit of difference.

… No, I exaggerate. It will make a teeny weeny bit of difference. Bjorn Lomborg has done the calculations. You’re going to love this, if you haven’t heard this before. These figures are just amazing.

… If all the countries do their bit then the total reduction in global warming – by the year 2100 will be 0.170 degrees Centigrade.

… “So there’s your deal folks: you – and taxpayers like you – are paying $1.5 trillion a year to reduce the world’s temperatures by the end of this century by 0.170.”

… it has often been said – and there is much anecdotal evidence to support this – that after the Berlin Wall came down the left had a bit of a problem. Capitalism had won the economic argument. Where could the left go next?

But the solution was there waiting them – the green movement. In the guise of saving the world’s environment they could advance all their usual obsessions – control, regulation, state intervention, puritanism, compulsory immiseration – though this time with a smiling, fluffy face. Watermelons they call them: green on the outside, red on the inside.

So the Berlin Wall came down but it never really went away.

Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (050716)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Toddler had a narrow escape in day-care center crash

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Billerica, Massachusetts:

APRIL 29, 2016

In the seconds after the car crashed into the day-care center Thursday evening, Michael Madigan had no conscious thoughts: there was only action. He leapt through the demolished wall and started scooping up screaming toddlers, passing them back to the chain of strangers who assembled behind him.

In the cacophony, Madigan could not make sense of the panicked scream from somewhere in the ruined day-care center: “He’s under there! He’s under there!”

But when he bent down, he understood. A tiny body curled beneath the undercarriage of the car, which was propped precariously on mangled brick, glass, and toys. Madigan shoved aside debris and a crib and shimmied underneath.

“I’m here to help,” he told the little boy, who had a bloody face. “You’ll be OK.”

In what rescuers have called a “miracle,” the 22-month-old boy escaped the harrowing crash at A Brighter Rainbow Learning Center without serious injuries.

View Story
Child survives after car rams into Billerica day-care center
A toddler suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he was pinned under a vehicle that had plowed into a day care center Thursday.

Madigan said the boy’s small size probably spared him more serious harm. The car landed with just enough room that he was not crushed.

Three other children, all toddlers and younger, and two teachers, also survived with nothing more than bumps and bruises after a 2016 Subaru Outback slammed into the day-care center on Boston Road around 5:25 p.m. Thursday, officials said. Four children and two teachers who were in a playground behind the building were unharmed, police said. …

Go here for the rest of the story.