Archive for December, 2009

FLASHBACK: Al Gore Calls for End to Santa’s “Irresponsible” Travel Itinerary

December 25, 2009

Updated: Dec 22, 2010

Editor’s Note: Still scathing from last season’s swiftboat attack by Al Gore, we are told Santa will come out swinging this Christmas 2010. This week on Christmas Eve, the North Pole are set to release a formal statement about last week’s UN Climate Summit in Cancun, things could get messy.  In case you missed it…


By Nicholas “Pete” Petersen
Dec 25th 2009
21st Century Wire

Special Report from Lapland

In a move that will surely anger a generation of children worldwide, leading global warming campaigner Al Gore has called for Santa to “rein in” his annual holiday travel itinerary in order to save the planet from climate change.

Al Gore’s controversial Christmas Eve address from his mansion in Tennessee called on Santa Claus to set an example by making dramatic cuts to his yule tide carbon footprint- or face the possibility of losing his traditional base of operations at the North Pole.

Gore explains, “We need to freeze it (Santa’s emissions) now. His irresponsible travel itinerary and out-dated manufacturing base carries a giant carbon footprint that has been allowed to grow unchecked for decades. If he keeps it up, there won’t be a North Pole.”

The Nobel Prize winner claims that Santa’s annual Christmas tradition is becoming increasingly dangerous to the planet.

“The question remains- how can we incentivize our friends at the North Pole to dramatically reduce an industry? The only sensible answer here is to scale back Christmas by adopting responsible green alternatives during the holiday season. That’s why we’re calling on Santa ‘rein in’ his operation and stick to emissions reduction targets recommended by the IPCC for 2012”, said Gore on Thursday.

Green campaign groups have also seized upon the holiday season, branding Santa as a “climate criminal” and calling on families around the world to denounce his environmentally unsustainable holiday operation. Frustrated at the abject failure of last week’s UN Summit in Copenhagen, Bjorn Shillman from Sweden’s Climate Revolutionaries for Social Justice (CRSJ) explains, “It’s simply not fair. The developing world countries hardly celebrate Christmas, yet they are facing terrible climate change brought on by the likes of Santa and co. He should be held accountable.”

Al Gore inflames climate debate with attack on the alleged yuletide footprint left by Santa and his elfs.

Malthusian proponents have also begun to weigh in on the debate, with pundits citing China as an example for other Christian societies to follow. Gore agrees, “I think China has got it right. Their one child policy has been a role model in the fight against climate change, certainly one for other nations to follow, very simple and achievable because less children equals less carbon dioxide.” Gore adds here, “And they aren’t saddled with the cultural burden of celebrating Christmas… it’s a great one-two punch for the planet. Santa needs to wake up and start paying more attention to China- they are leading the way in the fight against global warming.”

But the Oscar-winning filmmaker’s comments have sent shock waves high up into the Northern Hemisphere.

Santa Claus did not release a formal rebuttal to Gore, but sources inside his operation have reported the Jolly one believes Gore’s recent attack on the North Pole is  “a load of complete balderdash motivated by childhood issues”, as well as referring to Gore as “a shameless opportunist and a closet eugenicist”, and accused the former Vice President of “lingering frustration from bottling the 2000 election.”

This is not the first time Santa has been embroiled in a snow storm of controversy. Media and political experts now believe that a media salvo fired from the North Pole last December has prompted what looked by some to be an unprovoked attack on Santa by Gore this holiday season. In 2008, Gore’s media arm Current TV asked Santa if he would ship 10,000 free DVD’s of “An Inconvenient Truth” to kids around the world. Santa flatly refused the offer, stating at the time, “That film is rubbish and not even fit for stocking stuffers. Global Warming is about as real as the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny.”

Diedrich Knickerbocker, Santa’s Communications Director for North Pole Amusement Systems LLP, Santa’s official holding company, has issued a formal statement however, rebutting a number of Gore’s claims.  He explains, “This is not about Santa. It’s really an unwarranted attack on millions of innocent children worldwide. He’s not only talking about scaling back Santa’s travel at Christmas, by endorsing the UN’s Agenda 21, Gore is really talking about scaling back children in general. It’s a rather shocking state of affairs.”

Climate Criminal: Santa reportedly upset at the unprovoked media attack by global warming campaigner Al Gore.

According to Knickerbocker, Santa had the foresight to leverage his business along the lines of various policies championed by Al Gore himself. Knickerbocker points out, “It’s quite ironic for us. Because of WTO and GAT agreements that Gore campaigned for in the early 1990’s, Santa made concerted moves to outsource a large sector of our toy manufacturing to the Chinese mainland. China has actually helped us to expand our operation and increase our cost vs benefit performance.” Knickerbocker also added, “Our partnership with China was already a done deal the minute Santa stepped on to the tarmac in Beijing. The smile on Deng Xiaoping’s face when he saw Santa wearing all-red was truly an auspicious moment for us.”

North Pole is Carbon Neutral

“Because of the unique nature of Christmas, we have to maintain an altruistic business model, hence, Santa has always remained ahead of the curve with regards to global economic trends. It’s true that we can now employ 10 Chinese workers for the same cost of one Elfen worker, but through 21st century retraining and generous finance from the Chinese, we have now migrated many younger Elfs into new internet jobs and offered older Elfs early retirement incentives”, says Knickerbocker.

“The bottom line is that we now have a ‘carbon neutral’ operation up here in the North Pole. Off-shoring Santa’s manufacturing to China has dramatically reduced our local carbon footprint and consequently, we have been able to sell these new carbon credits to the European Carbon Market- this helps to fund our day-to-day operation.”

Critics of European carbon trading schemes point out, however, that Santa’s current reliance and exposure to carbon offset markets could spell red ink for the jolly gent if Cap and Trade is not adopted globally. In typically shrewd fashion, Santa also moved to increase his own personal, as well as corporate holdings into precious metals when gold was a steal below $300 per oz back in 2000. Consequently, North Pole Amusements LLP holdings has seen a bumper year in 2009 with gold spiking to over £1,150 per oz, thus increasing their operating capital reserves forward past the year 2015 according to a Bloomberg report.

Communications head Knickerbocker comments, “We’re constantly harvesting business intelligence and Santa has been making sound investments in commodities like gold for a few hundred years now. So if Cap and Trade happens to fall flat on its face one day, we will simply adapt and re-capitalize into new revenue streams- it’s what we do.” He continues, “Unlike most organizations, we are not really motivated by profits because we have no shareholders. We are only accountable to billions of children worldwide who are expecting us to deliver the goods when it matters- and that’s at Christmas time. Politicians and psuedo-science hacks like Al Gore can never really get their heads around that.”

Workers Speak Out

Gore’s comments have apparently aggravated the ranks of little people north of the Arctic Circle. Markus Rautio, a senior Elf  spokesperson lashed out at the recent attack. Speaking from their regional union offices in Lapland, Finland, Rautio said, “While Gore travels 365 days a year in his private jets and chauffeur driven limos, Santa’s squad of reindeers can do Gore’s annual miles in one day without using an ounce of fossil fuels. The hypocrisy of Al Gore’s self-proclaimed environmental credentials leave a lot to be desired.”

Rautio scathed, “This is the same guy who says that polar bears and penguins can’t swim. He claims polar bears are disappearing but their numbers have exploded from 10,000 to 45,000 in the last few decades- and that’s a genuine health and safety issue we have to face on a daily basis, unlike a man who lives in a 30 bedroom mansion in Tennessee.” Rautio added, “It appears that both Gore and that Pachauri bloke have become a bit cocky since their Nobel Prize ceremony, and it’s only expected that overblown celebrities like these will take a cheap shot at little folks like us.”

“We are a hard working community and there’s no time for middle class greenpeace-guilt up here. We’re still freezing our butts off at 20 below zero and he wants us to live like Eskimos in caves with no electricity? Personally I don’t see the climate changing because of CO2- despite the huge amount hot air that Gore and his fellow shills are blowing in the media. Sure, he claims to have invented to internet, but time will bestow upon him his last and most infamous credential of all, he will go down in history- as the man who invented global warming.”

Al Gore could not be reached for comment.

Author Nicholas Petersen resides in Lapland and has covered Santa’s North Pole financial affairs for the major news agencies since 1980.

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Climate Skeptics Give Greenpeace a Dose of Their Own Medicine in Copenhagen

December 17, 2009

By Patrick Henningsen

17th December 2009

Infowars Correspondent

It’s a sight we have all become familiar with in the media over the years. Greenpeace activists sneaking on board commercial ships and buildings, draping homemade banners adorned with radical environmental slogans over  ship’s bow. This week in Copenhagen saw the first-ever opening salvo by climate skeptics returning direct fire back to the very green campaign groups who uphold the globalists’ climate change mantra. An entirely new breed of activist has been born- the “climate skeptivist”.

On Wednesday, Global warming skeptics from CFACT pulled off an international climate caper by using GPS triangulation from Greenpeace’s own on-board camera photos to locate and sail up long-side its famous vessel, Rainbow Warrior. Then in Greenpeace-like fashion, the ‘climate realists’ dropped a banner reading “Propaganda Warrior” in order to highlights how the radical green group’s policies and agenda are based on a series of scientific myths, lies and exaggerations about global warming and climate change.

Earlier that day, CFACT’s “skeptivists” also boarded Greenpeace’s other seafaring vessel, the Arctic Sunrise, gaining passage on deck by distracting Greenpeace crew with boxes of doughnuts whilst they unfurled yet another banner hand-painted with the slogan “Ship of Lies” off of the ship’s starboard side.

(Photo: CFACT) The CFACT team returning fire with realist slogans in Copenhagen

Using its well-known radical approach to activism, campaigning group Greenpeace has become one of the key components behind the proliferation of man-made global warming theory, as well as its subsequent rebranding into what is now commonly known as “climate change”. Greenpeace leader Gerd Leipold was recently forced to confess during an interview with the BBC that his organization issued misleading and exaggerated information claiming that Arctic ice would disappear completely by 2030. Greenpeace’s own members commonly cite the group’s reports on climate change as ‘trusted’ science, when in reality their claims are politically motivated, promoting selective science. The organisation’s co-founder, Patrick Moore, who has long since been chased out by radical left elements in the group, foresaw this as a genuine flaw in Greenpeace’s hierarchy. Moore stated in 2008 that “I observed that none of my fellow directors had any formal science education. They were either political activists or environmental entrepreneurs. Ultimately, a trend toward abandoning scientific objectivity in favor of political agendas forced me to leave Greenpeace in 1986.”

After nearly a decade of campaigning for hollow concepts like ‘climate action’ and ‘climate justice’ with virtually no direct public opposition, Greenpeace members will certainly be shocked and horrified to see a genuine physical challenge to their assumed moral hegemony over all things environmental.

CFACT executive director Craig Rucker masterminded the operation and explains, “Greenpeace has been using these kinds of tactics for decades, and now they can find out what it’s like to have a little taste of their own medicine“.

After nearly a week of fundamentally meaningless street protests by climate action groups and their hundreds of arrests, how refreshing to see climate realists take action- certainly they are an environmental movement with a brain. It might seem like a modest skirmish on the high seas, but with any luck, The Battle of Copenhagen will be remembered as a rallying cry for lovers of real science and common sense everywhere.

Arnold Arrives in Copenhagen for Final Push Towards Global Government

December 16, 2009

By Patrick Henningsen
Infowars.com
Dec 16, 2009

While climate protestors dressed as clowns lined the outer perimeter of the UN Climate Summit in at Copenhagen’s Bella Centre, another three-ringed media circus was taking place inside.

Large snow falls across Europe have made for an appropriate backdrop to the largest-ever international meeting to combat global warming. Earlier in the week saw the arrival of a number of high-flying celebrities and politicians. President Obama, Tony Blair and Al Gore all arrived amongst great media interest, each hoped to reignite what has been described by many as a conference teetering on the edge of total failure. In the latest example of delegates and press becoming even further detatched from reality, hundreds scurried through the Centre’s hallways in the hopes to get a glimpse of the failing summit’s own ‘Last Action Hero’, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The former actor’s appearance signals the final PR push by proponents of the Globalist elite to leave Copenhagen with some form of an international agreement to implement the monetisation of the earth’s carbon- to be enforced by a new structure of global government.

The headline in today’s UK Independent Newspaper read At Last, a ray of light amid the gloom – Arnie’s in town. So overcome with celebrity intoxication of Gov Schwarzenegger’s appearance, fawning politicians and press could hardly bottle their glee. Gordon Campbell, the premier of British Columbia gushed, “He’s an action hero in the movies and a climate action hero for the globe”. The article continues to describe how the Governor admitted his previous trips to Copenhagen had been for “movie promotions and bodybuilding and weightlifting seminars”, rather than a determination to secure the future of the planet. Schwarzenegger added that “Movements begin with people, not governments,” and urged the UN to organise another summit to “discuss localised ways of fighting climate change.”

Former body builder, actor turned politician lobbies for more UN powers in Copenhagen.

This movement Schwarzenegger is speaking of is of course, an international call to arms to fight ‘climate change’. While clearly not designed and wholly executed by grass roots green activists and anarchist climate action groups, one might ask exactly who and what is the driving force behind this movement. Here’s a clue… we’ve all heard of(to great pains) Wall Steet’s notorious credit default swaps and subprime mortgages, but what about “carbon default swaps” and “subprime carbon offsets”? Global banks, multinational energy companies and signatories of the Copenhagen treaty seek to create a global “Cap and Trade” scheme that would drive what Commodity Futures Trading commissioner Bart Chilton sees as a $2 trillion market, “the biggest of any [commodities] derivatives product in the next five years.” Clearly a recipe for fraud and fiat money laundering on a scale which mankind has never witnessed before.

Arnold is no stranger to Cap and Trade. It was revealed in 2003 by award-winning investigative reporter Greg Palast how gubernatorial candidate Schwarzenegger was part of a larger scheme to help Enron and other power companies avoid paying back billions in illicit profits by replacing then California Gov. Gray Davis. In a 2002 lawsuit filed by former California Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante, ENRON was cited for carrying off their profits by fraudulent reporting of sales transactions, megawatt “laundering,” and creating “fake power delivery scheduling”. In total some $9 billion were generated in profits, as Enron caused the power shortages in California and singlehandedly rinsed consumers for millions of dollars- with the federal government left to stand back watching from a safe distance. To this date, Gov. Schwarzenegger has never denied his May 17, 2001 meeting with Enron’s Kenneth Lay and disgraced junk-bond peddler Mike Milken at the Peninsula Hotel in Los Angeles, a meeting which was allegedly part of a plan to recall Gov. Davis and replace him with someone who would assist in keeping the legal heat off Lay and his cronies.

In reality, the idea of ‘Carbon Trading’ – which is the device that would drive forward Cap and Trade policies and numerous global taxes, was invented by none other than Ken Lay, whose then company Enron would currently be one of the prime beneficiaries in the global alternative energy market. Perhaps Al Gore himself would have placed a call to Ken Lay to congratulate the company that did to much so spark the CO2 reduction debate within the industry in the 1980s and 1990s.

Just as today’s carbon traders and carbon off-set firms have been lapping up media kudos and billions of investment capital in anticipation of a globally binding agreement to ‘fight climate change’, ENRON’s chief Ken Lay and colleagues became the toast of Wall Street as Enron introduced innovations in creative book-keeping, claiming profits from programs not yet started and manipulating energy markets through brokering, futures contracts and other exotic financial instruments.

The UN’s COP15 folly will come to a close in a few days and with any luck, the world will be spared any binding draconian treaty which is underpinned by such dodgy alarmist science.


Christopher Monckton vs Greenpeace

December 16, 2009

UK’s Lord Christopher Monckton interviews Greenpeace in Copenhagen, simply an amazing video piece and an exhibition of common sense vs faith-based Climatology.

Tony Blair Arrives in Time for Snow Storm in Copenhagen

December 15, 2009

By Patrick Henningsen

Infowars.com

Never a stranger to streets full of riot police and thousands of demonstrators, former Prime Minister Tony Blair finally touched down in Copenhagen hoping to weigh in on the Globalists’ latest existential threat to civilisation as we know it- human induced ‘Climate Change’.

Opponents of the IPCC’s struggling science couldn’t have asked for a better weather backdrop forecast for the second week of COP15 and the hounourable Tony Blair’s arrival… snow. Fresh off back to back UN scandals, and a public inquiry of Blair’s role in taking the UK into an illegal war, critics are expecting the Globalist damage limitation spin machine to shift up into high gear.

Piers Corbyn, astrophysicist of Weather Action (UK) solar-based long-range forecasters, said: “We are very pleased with these blizzards forecasted by our Solar Weather Technique which depends on solar-particle and magnetic effects and has nothing to do with CO2. “Our forecast created about 30 days ahead and announced about 20 days ahead was very specific that 14-16/17 would be particularly snowy with biting cold winds in the region. What we said 30 days ahead was as good as standard Met 2 days ahead. “The blizzards might concentrate some minds into the realisation that the whole of the CO2 Climate Change junket is a world scam based on failed science and fraudulent data”. Read Weather Action’s latest report and ‘EU CLIMATE PLEDGE’ from Copenhagen(PDF)

With meaningful negotiations between the world’s Developing Nations and the West all but broken down in the wake of the Danish Text Leak scandal, it appears that the Globalist governing class have called out to the bull pen for their experienced relief pitcher and master of the political knuckle ball- former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The UK’s Weather Action astutely points out that the former PM is suggesting that  world leaders should take action as a “precaution”.  The same exact Orwellian spin was of course used to justify the Iraq War, faithfully executed even though based on the lie of non-existent Weapons of Mass Destruction. The article in this week’s Daily Telegraph stated that “The world must take action on climate change at Copenhagen even if the science is not correct, Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister has suggested.”

Tony Blair, master of spin and esteemed NLP practicioner.

All this, after Tony Blair’s wartime wounds have been publically reopened by the UK’s former Director of Prosecutions, Sir Ken MacDonald who found the former PM to have used “deceit” to persuade parliament and the British people to support war in Iraq. Macdonald also attacked Blair in a story which appeared recently in the Times and cited Blair as one who has been “engaging in ‘alarming subterfuge‘, for displaying ‘sycophancy‘ towards George Bush and for refusing to accept that his decisions were wrong.”

Yet, as the British public finally see the spin from the Iraq wear off under the modest light of public inquiry, another arguably larger social engineering campaign still persists. Knowing what we now know from Climate Gate and from newly formed science groups like the ICSC and their 140 leading climate experts from 17 countries who seek to challenge to IPCC’s sacred consensus, should far-reaching climate policy be based on a lie? Recent comments about climate change from Blair may serve as a reliable gauge as to the extent of the political divisiveness and desperate whitewashing we have witnessed post Climategate and during this UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen.

If you ever needed a better insight into the dark arts of political spin and public deception which are routinely employed on the masses in order to justify any number of bankrupt policies, you only need to watch and learn from the progenitor of modern Spin 2.0, Tony Blair.

Perhaps the most basic and telling statement of them all appears in the Guardian article, where Blair spells out the political modus operandi behind Climate Change alarmism as Blair confesses, “I mean obviously you would have had to use and deploy different arguments about the nature of the threat.” Very insightful.

Hindsight can be a wonderful tool for wisdom and understanding. Judging by historical record, it seems that Climate Change and the Iraq War have much in common afterall. Now it’s up to concerned citizens to act now and contact their representatives in order avert this latest imperial power grab by the UN’s and the World Bank’s new fledgling department of global government.

Copenhagen Climate Negotiations “Suspended”

December 15, 2009

Joe Weisenthal
The Business Insider
December 14, 2009

Posted on Infowars.com

Like just about every other big, international conference, from world trade to human rights, it appears the Copenhagen climate summit has ended in a complete fiasco.

BBC: Negotiations at the UN climate summit have been suspended after the African group withdrew co-operation.

African delegations were angry at what they saw as moves by the Danish host government to sideline talks on more emission cuts under the Kyoto Protocol.

As news spread around the conference centre, about 200 activists responded with chants of “We stand with Africa – Kyoto targets now”.

Typical. Between the “Climategate” leaks, and another set of leaks about how developed countries planned to screw over developing ones, the whole thing was doomed from the start. And even without those snags, it was all talk.

There’s no way all the countries in the world can come together and unilaterally slow down their economies for something as vague as climate change, potentially a century off. That’s the bottomline.

Good Natured Violence Gets A Taste Of Reality In Copenhagen

December 14, 2009

Disenchanted anglo-European 'Climate Action' protestors up in arms this week.

Editor’s note: Mind you, although we aim to stay serious and focused on the issues at hand, here is a dry humourous(and good natured) commentary of the modern folly performance we have come to know as COP15.

Dan Majestic writes from Copenhagen: There is a sense of disbelief and anger hanging in the air in the giant Bella Centre where the UN climate conference has entered its second glorious week. The reason for the shock and dismay that reverberates here is the arrest of more than 1000 environmentalists on Sunday, whose only crime was to vent their anger, in a good natured way, against parked cars, shop windows and government buildings in the Danish capital.

These brave people flew into Copenhagen from all over the world to deliver their message loud and clear: we want our weather not to change at all. They didn’t expect any trouble from the Danish police, who were dressed in fancy sadomasochistic gear and assumed threatening positions, when asked by cameramen. The trouble flared after several thousand climate enthusiasts started to throw bricks, cobble stones and beer bottled, in a playful, slightly childish manner, at passers-by and buildings, setting light to parked cars, in good natured way. But, astonishingly, the Danish police did not see the bright side of it and put an end to all the harmless fun by arresting the climate activists and bussing them to a detention compound…
Read the full article here.

Short Film: “Hopenhagen”

December 13, 2009

A short film from Copenhagen featuring Lord Christopher Monckton and Professor Ian Pilmer.

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GREEN ACTIVISTS AT COP15: “A REBEL WITHOUT A CLUE”

December 13, 2009

By Patrick Henningsen

Confused? Unless you have seen and understood the gravity of the recent Climategate revelations, casual observers of the protests in Copenhagen yesterday will have missed the irony of these demonstrations we have become used to. James Dean references aside, in best describing so called activists and various ‘climate action’ groups on the rampage this week in Copenhagen, rock legend Tom Petty’s famous song definitely comes to mind here, “… A Rebel Without a Clue”.

Infowars writer, Kurt Nimmo spells it out as accurately as anyone can, in this brilliant article with video from the UN Summit this weekend:

Hundreds Demanding Globalist Agenda Arrested at Copenhagen

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars
December 12, 2009

Duped by the junk science of the climate change scam, thousands of people rallied in Copenhagen to demand immediate implementation of the globalist agenda to deliver “rich nations” into a New Dark Age. Bamboozled protesters called for an end to “capitalism,” “tough measures on climate change,” and “action instead of words.”
See the full article here

‘Increase Your Carbon Footprint’

December 12, 2009

Butler Shaffer
Information Liberation
December 11, 2009

(Excerpt )… Until the collapse of the Soviet Union, the “communist menace” was sufficient to get Americans to part with their liberties, wealth, and intelligent judgment; to support the corporate-state in its fear- and war-mongering ventures. But with the disappearance of this bogus threat, a new peril had to be introduced in order for the political establishment to maintain and extend its power over people. The winning candidate became “climate change.” Originally concocted as the “coming ice age,” and later morphed into “global warming,” the threat of “climate change” serves as a compromise that accommodates any deviation from a fixed point of reference! Recent revelations of the dishonest and institutional-serving “science” underlying this campaign, may force the political establishment to go in search of a new “threat.” Perhaps we shall soon be told that, as the space-films warned us, there are extra-terrestrials out there waiting to attack us with their weapons of mass destruction.

It must be noted that there is nothing fundamentally new in the practice of controlling people through fear. Tribal leaders learned how easily their fellow tribesmen could be rendered subservient by reminding them of the threat of the “Nine Bows” from across the river; dangerous men who would certainly come in and destroy their village but for the protection provided by their chief. Some of the brighter tribe members soon figured out that they could profitably employ their minds to avoid the difficult and dangerous work of a hunt by convincing their fellows that they had a special pipeline to the cosmic forces that governed the earth; and that their powers could be used to foster the good of the tribe…
Read the full article, an excellent commentary on climate change idealogy here.