Wednesday, February 15, 2023

A Strangely Inconvenient Observation

For those living in Hamilton, we were blessed with wonderfully springlike weather, today. I even sent out a few tweets to the usual climate alarmists, praising the great weather we've been having this February, presumably caused by the high standard of living we in the capitalistic West have been fortunate enough to enjoy.

(Yeah, I see the typos. Too late to change it now.)

Later, I tuned into Hamilton's Junk News "Leader's" six o'clock edition. Check out this snippet…

"The hottest February the 15 EVER ON RECORD!" exclaims teleprompter reader, Taz Boga.

If I've learned one thing about Junk News effluent, it is to take their claims with a big grain of salt.

Having watched many of climate historian, Tony Heller's expositions of the climate hoax, I knew that the decade of the 1930s was a very hot decade. Mr. Heller has frequently shown how the climate huxters ignore or cover up the heatwaves of the 1930s in order to push their anti-industrial agenda. So, I thought I would double-check Taz Boga's claim.

It didn't take me long to find this page.

Scroll down to the section entitled, "Hamilton Weather by Year."

You will see a table that looks like this:
(as always, click on the image for a larger image.)

Did you see what I saw?

Maybe this will help,

Go ahead, and click on 1929.

Scroll down to February. You will see a table like this:

For some reason, the data for 1938 is "incomplete," but if you jump ahead to 1939, you get a normal table:

Huh? How come there is no data at all from 1930 to 1937, and only partial data for 1938? Isn't that a question worth asking?

I thought I might try something clever, in case the pages are actually there, but someone innocently forgot to include links to the data for 1930 to 1937.

If you look at the URLs for any of the existing pages, they seem to have a standard format. For example, this is what the URL for 1924 looks like:

https://www.extremeweatherwatch.com/cities/hamilton/year-1924

and this is the one for 1939:

https://www.extremeweatherwatch.com/cities/hamilton/year-1939

my clever idea consisted of editing the URL, and plugging in any desired year. So, for example, I just change the last two digits in https://www.extremeweatherwatch.com/cities/hamilton/year-1939 to, say, 41. Voilà! I get the page for 1941.

The next step, is to change the last two digits into one of the missing years from 1930 to 1937.

Example: https://www.extremeweatherwatch.com/cities/hamilton/year-1937

Shit. That didn't work. I got this:

"There is no data for this year."

Maybe this was the same website Taz Boga used when researching her weather report? If so, no one can accuse her of lying. But wouldn't it be nice to get a look at the data for the 1930s?

Doesn't it strike you as the least bit odd, that the data from the hottest decade of the twentieth century isn't available? It does me. But then, I am a known "conspiracy theorist." There must be a perfectly reasonable explanation for why that data isn't there. It's probably similar to why the Ontario government stopped publishing their charts and graphs on COVID-19 back in June 2022. You know, back when the yellow line for COVID-19 infections per 100k, the one showing the infection rate for those who had been boosted approaching DOUBLE the infection rate for the unclean unvaxxed.

My final effort consisted of consulting the WayBackMachine. That effort was also unsuccessful.

In conclusion, due to the lack of data from 1930 to 1837, it is impossible for me to know whether Taz Boga's claim is true or false. If you are one of my two readers, and you know how to find the Hamilton temperature records for the missing period, I would greatly appreciate it if you would contact me with the information.

The question remains. What IF the Hamilton's temperature records for 1930 to 1937 inconveniently contradict Mz. Boga's claim? Could it be that the data for this period was intentionally omitted? Naw. That's just a conspiracy theory.

I will leave you with one of Tony's informative presentations.


Retired Hamilton cabbie gets himself on list of fake scientists declaring climate emergency

(italics - mine)

And she calls me the fraudster!

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Mausoleums in Hamilton and Other Stuff

1

I've been curious about the three mausoleums in the Cemetery on York. The names on the three vaults are Sanford, Proctor, and Watkins.

Here is a recent Spec article about Sanford. He was another crony capitalist who got rich, at least in part, by his crony relationship with John A. MacDonald. As it says in the article, "Protectionist tariffs of Macdonald’s government allowed Sanford’s Hamilton-based clothing company to flourish."

In other words, another political string puller who got rich by using government to block competition and rip off consumers.

Now I don't feel so annoyed that MacDonald's statue was torn down. I might have wanted to tear it down myself had I known what I know now.


2

I repeat myself here.

As you know, I have been a life-long advocate of laissez-faire capitalism, or at least, as reasonably close as we can possibly get to that ideal.

So, when the first "news report" came out about CO2 causing catastrophic global warming, I knew exactly two things with crystal clarity.

1 - that if the claim was true, this would be the absolute end of the debate re: free market capitalism vs. total centralized control of everything we do,

and,

2 - that even if it was all horseshit, the entire pro-statism community… in politics, academia, entertainment, and corporate "news" were going to dig their teeth into this issue like fucking bulldogs and milk it for all it was worth.

I was not the only one who recognized this threat.

I recall reading an article in Reason Magazine at around that time. The author made the point that, since the collapse of the Soviet Union seemed, however briefly, to have settled the debate about free vs command economies, the deeply dedicated, true believer commies and all their fellow travellers in the world, would NEVER relinquish their blind devotion to establishing their fanatical utopia of authoritarian collectivism. He said something like, "So the radical leftist ideologues simply recycled themselves into radical Green ideologues." I.E. Watermelons. And that was exactly right.

Also, worth noting. While the debate in the 1960s, and before, hinged upon whether capitalism or centralized command and control governance could deliver the highest standard of living to the masses, that debate, not so subtly, morphed into the mantra that a high standard of living was the enemy, since it would inevitably destroy the planet.

And here we fucking are. You will eat shit and you will like it.

Would a ‘Climate Emergency’ Open the Same Door to Authoritarian Governance as the ‘COVID Emergency?’

Saturday, February 11, 2023

The Climate Con is Reaching Crisis Proportions

The climate has been changing for 4.5 billion years and it will keep on changing for the next 4.5 billion years. Climate change is not going away. And if you think a bunch of politicians who can't run a passport office, or prevent raw sewage from flowing into Lake Ontario for decades, have the ability to control the climate, then you're really not very bright.

Another thing that isn't going away is the Climate Change con. In fact, it's escalating. If we, the people, don't start pushing back on this monumental scam NOW, it may soon be too late. Ignore the BS in the Junk News media that is obviously ratcheting up the false alarm, with the clear intention of making the taste of the open prison life we endured during the scamdemic lockdowns permanent.

Tell them you will not eat bugs and be happy.

If you get a chance, watch Tucker Carlson's Friday, February 10, 2023 show. I have to dig it up on YouTube if I want to watch it. It's always a chore to get the whole show, uncorrupted, on YouTube, but it's usually worth the effort.

Last night's show opened with an exploration of the climate religion, which is exactly what it is. The ubiquitous acceptance of this nonsense boggles the mind. But then, a casual familiarty with history reveals that similar nonsense has had the minds of Earth's citizens in it's grip from the beginning.

In the 16th century, all the "knowledgeable" people explained natural disasters like floods, famines, epidemics, etc. as an expression of God's displeasure with man. In Europe, the "climate scientists" of that age were those con artists in the Catholic Church. The Reformation didn't alter the fundamental irrationality of the belief in some cosmic ghost, sitting up there in his/her/their invisible castle, pulling all the strings. Of course, anyone immune from debilitating naïveté, could easily see who the real string-pullers were.

Their declarations were not to be questioned. All "respectable" citizens nodded their heads in agreement with the mystics.  Instead of being deplatformed, though, dissenters were more likely to find themselves platformed… on a structure packed with dry straw and firewood. I guess we should derive some measure of comfort knowing that in much of the world today, kindler gentler methods are used to crush dissent.

The principle is the same. It's a matter of degree. Would you rather be decapitated or have your Airbnb reservation cancelled?

When Tucker and his guest try to explain the ascendence of climate religion with the decline of traditional religion is where I part company with them.

Just like traditional religion, the climate religion is nothing more than a creation of grifters.

The grifter personality type was perfectly captured in the character who played the preacher, Eli Sunday, a sleazy grifter who knew how to take advantage of mob ignorance and naïveté, in the movie, "There Will Be Blood." He used his expertise in sleaze to enhance his own power and influence, especially over the man who exemplifies the Randian hero, Daniel Plainview, played by Daniel Day-Lewis, the creator of wealth and comfort for the masses. 

The whole story of the fundamental conflict of history is nicely wrapped up in those two characters.

Humanity is divided into three character types,

  1. the doers, including every carpenter, farmer, roughneck, truck driver, MacDonald's employee, and individual who creates and runs a business in the service of the people. This latter excludes the businessman who sees the state as his main customer, such as, notable for it's recent prominence, Pfizer Inc. Every time I hear the term, "government/business partnership," I want to puke.
  2. the grifters, including every pink-haired, nose-ringed "activist," their priests in the junk news media, and their facilitators, the intellectual-puss-oozing politicians like Justin Trudeau, et al., etc. etc. and,
  3. the ignorant, gullible, and naive masses. It is the profession of the grifters to use every available tool in the chicanery toolbox to manipulate the masses into accptance of, and sheeplike compliance with their prescriptions even when it causes incredible harm. (See, for eample; 1 - War, and 2 - the response to COVID-19.)

Here is the best YouTube copy of Tucker Carlson Tonight I was able to find this morning. It may or may not still be available by the time you read this.

Tucker Carlson Tonight 2/10/23

I will leave you with this highly revealing tweet from one of the sorry victims of the climate scam. This could be the sine qua non of Trudeau Liberalism. He is actually serious.

I say, tell anyone who tries to convince you that you DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT to drive where you want, fly where you want, eat what you want, buy what you want, think what you want, and say what you want, to go and fuck themselves.