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Wednesday August 16 2006

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarLo! and behold! the Globe finally posted it to their site: Nurturing doubt about climate change is big business, (Archive), and a few more letters have come in; James Schaefer & Kevin Key - my theory that the Muggles would prevail is entirely discredited, good for Canada again!

Monday August 14 2006

I was wrong! The Letters to the Editor are uniformly reasonable, good for Canada; G.A. Hamel, Jeannette Goguen, & Paul Thiessen - except mine of course which wasn't printed. I have popped them all in the Archive along with the original article.

So there is no need to explain my theory either.

Look here, I know I am a crack'd pot, a crank, nutbar, wingnut, dip stick, whatever ... but I don't get it ok? There have been 10,000 people and more pass by and not one Good Samaritan among them all has given me any clue. So I have been trying to stop, give it up, because the whole thing has become daemonic to me, enervating and horrible - something out of Carson McCullers or Kafka - misery such as I wish someone would put me out of, like the painted bird in Jerzy Kosiński's story. Ai Ai Ai!

When you've fallen on the highway
And you're lying in the rain,
And they ask you how you're doing
Of course you'll say you can't complain.

(Leonard Cohen & Sharon Robinson, Waiting For The Miracle)

Saturday August 12 2006

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarClick to Enlarge / Click para AumentarAfter weeks of poignant yearning to know who will finally wear the White Hat and who the Black Hat in the Israel/Hezbollah war; having sifted the ubiquitous Conspiracy Theories linking it all to the Great American Demon and/or the Anti Christ; and having suffered the feckless left-lib hand-wringers and whingers of The United Church of Canada (UCC), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) et al.

Here (God is Great!) we have a REAL conspiracy, with REAL good guys and REAL bad guys, on a REAL issue that affects ALL the children of ALL the species on this planet Earth; for at least the next few generations - and many of those reading this as well.


12/08/06, Charles Montgomery, Mr. Cool & friends, (Archive), Technorati Discussion.

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarNot too long ago it was the tobacco lobby indulging in this kind of high-finance-from-the-back-room kind of mis-information ... but, well, it really only affected smokers didn't it? Individual outcomes determined by individual choices; with a healthy (un-healthy?) cut to the government in taxes on sin.

Then it was the Asbestos Miners (well, not the 'miners' themselves y'unnerstan but the corporations) denying Asbestosis. They had to deny the whole existence of the disease itself - given the name you see ... a disease called 'Asbestosis' naturally leaves the casual reader thinking it is somehow connected with Asbestos.

A large picture on the front page of the Globe's Focus Section: a relaxed old gent sitting on a log in the forest in a straw hat, looking more-or-less into your eyes, and the equivocal headline, "While Al Gore circles the world raising the alarm of climate change, Victoria's Tim Ball tours Canada saying it's all bunk."

There can be a lot in a preposition, seems to me. Why didn't they say 'on climate change' instead of 'of climate change'?

The article you can read and judge for yourself. For my money it is well-researched, comprehensive, incontrovertible - also balanced and not hysterical. The Oil Barons want to confuse you with bafflegab in order that the government will not quickly establish effective policy around Global Warming and Climate Change.

A little surprising to me that the article has not been included on the Globe's website? Are they part of the conspiracy then? (Oh my.) But, let that one go. I am so betting on a flood of Letters to the Editor tomorrow, backing Tim Ball and his 'Friends of Science' - I have a theory about this, we'll see; I will publish them here even if I lose my bet.

Call me a throwback, I like to know what people look like, so I Googled around and came up with this:

The Bad Guys; (a-and not an Israeli in the bunch ... ):

(... more details to follow ...)

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarClick to Enlarge / Click para AumentarTim Ball, spokesman for the Friends of Science:

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarBarry Cooper, bag man:

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarFrank Luntz, role model:

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarIan Clark, scientist:

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarSallie Baliunas, scientist:

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarTad Murty, scientist:

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarTim Patterson, scientist: Professor of Geology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; more at: Carleton.

Albert Jacobs, President of Friends of Science: No Photo available (not important enough I don't think).

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarMorten Paulsen, Adman with Fleishman-Hillard: No Photo available (on purpose I would hazard).

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarRona Ambrose, (ex?) Minister of the Environment, token cowgirl (it's a western movie after all ...):

The Good Guys; the FCC (False Creek Coalition? Foreign Correspondents' Club? ... something like that): Chris Tenove, Alisa Smith, James MacKinnon, Charles Montgomery, Brian Payton and Deborah Campbell.

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarMy guess is that they are simply communicating well with one another. Finding a bit of negentropy somehow or other, syntropy, synergy ... whatever. Hippie kids I bet ... just a guess, the CBC article above identified them as '30 somethings'.

I will just centre out two of them for now, the two that I actually know something about that is (there are more pictures on their sites): Deborah Campbell, Charles Montgomery.

Be well.

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Posted agosto 19, 2006 5:50 PM by Blogger Doug /  

Ever since the Reagan administration I have seen these upbeat-like there is nothing to really worry about-salesmanship-like positive seminars over the years(i have to laugh) trying to debunk concern over the environment and anything else for that matter that might crimp the unbridled irresponsible cravings of some money addicted businesses. The manipulative technique is so obvious it is embarrassing. Ignorance and bliss hand in hand.

"Mr. Paulsen is the registered lobbyist for ConocoPhillips Canada, the country's third-largest oil-and-natural-gas production and exploration company.
Mr. Paulsen also happens to be the registered lobbyist for the Friends of Science. Indeed, he used to be listed as the main public-relations contact on the Friends' website. Then, in June, his Tory connections were revealed on Mr. Grandia's blog (desmogblog.org). Mr. Paulsen's name no longer appears on the site"

If the Canadian media will properly expose the connections of Prof. Ball, Friends of Science and the rest to oil & gas then perhaps they will no longer appear in the debate at all. Would anyone listen to them? At that point they no longer can depend on oil money leverage and the influence it brings on the media to prop them up. They will have to engage peer review and there it will mostly end.
Proper exposure is, of course, the concern. In America it is always the problem of the media sneaking little things in and out quickly to go unnoticed because a big advertiser threatened to pull ad money if a prime time expose' is launched. The media maintains it's deluded little conscience while the big donor is pacified and remains at large.

It is a travesty how big oil and gas interests get control of the media then thousands of scientists' opinion, worldwide, are minimized while payed for lobbyists and advocates are maximized in a particular country to influence environmental law at particular time. This is obviously wrong and I hope it does not continue in Cananda.

Like Mr. Grandia said, "follow the money trail". Oh yes.