The War on Humans

Make no mistake; there are plenty of people, (Sir David Attenborough warns that mankind is a “plague on the Earth.”) who also happen to occupy senior roles in Gov’ts, NGO’s (extremist Green groups), the EU and the UN, who firmly believe humans are the enemy.

Peddling Imaginary Global Warming is the perfect cover story for these anti-human forces to enact their deadly ideology. You know the world has gone mad when some people suggest plants have “rights” also.

The video below runs for 31 minutes, but it’s well worth watching.

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WTF! EU Says You CAN’T Claim Drinking Water Stops Dehydration

From the Collins Australian Dictionary:

Dehydrate vb 1 to lose or cause to lose water; make or become anhydrous 2 to lose or cause to lose hydrogen atoms and oxygen atoms in the proportions in which they occur in water, as in a chemical reaction 3 to lose or deprive of water, as the body or tissues > dehydration n 

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Drinking water does not ease dehydration, the European Union has ruled – and anyone who disagrees faces two years in prison.

The decision – after three years of discussions – results from an attempt by two German academics to test EU advertising rules which set down when companies can claim their products reduce the risk of disease.

The academics asked for a ruling on a convoluted statement which, in short, claimed that water could reduce dehydration.

Dehydration is defined as a shortage of water in the body – but the European Food Standards Authority decided the statement could not be allowed.

The ruling, announced after a conference of 21 EU-appointed scientists in Parma and which means that bottled water companies cannot claim their product stops people’s bodies drying out, was given final approval this week by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

The decision was being hailed as the daftest Brussels edict since the EU sent down laws on how bendy bananas should be.

I wonder how long EU-tard Jose Manuel Barroso would last in the middle of the Simpson Desert without any drinking water? No wonder Europe is bankrupt with idiots like Barroso in charge.

And the poor citizens of Greece and Italy are now governed by unelected EU technocrats.

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First in Greece, then in Italy, democratic governments have found themselves being finger-wagged out of office by bigwigs based in Brussels, who have decided it would be better, in this era of economic crisis, if technocrats rather than democrats were running these fragile nations.

 

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EU to Ban Cars from European Cities by 2050

Cars will be banned from London and all other cities across Europe under a draconian EU masterplan to cut CO2 emissions by 60 per cent over the next 40 years.

The European Commission on Monday unveiled a "single European transport area" aimed at enforcing "a profound shift in transport patterns for passengers" by 2050.

The plan also envisages an end to cheap holiday flights from Britain to southern Europe with a target that over 50 per cent of all journeys above 186 miles should be by rail.

Top of the EU's list to cut climate change emissions is a target of "zero" for the number of petrol and diesel-driven cars and lorries in the EU's future cities.

Siim Kallas, the EU transport commission, insisted that Brussels directives and new taxation of fuel would be used to force people out of their cars and onto "alternative" means of transport.

"That means no more conventionally fuelled cars in our city centres," he said. "Action will follow, legislation, real action to change behaviour."

The Association of British Drivers rejected the proposal to ban cars as economically disastrous and as a "crazy" restriction on mobility.

"I suggest that he goes and finds himself a space in the local mental asylum," said Hugh Bladon, a spokesman for the BDA.

"If he wants to bring everywhere to a grinding halt and to plunge us into a new dark age, he is on the right track. We have to keep things moving. The man is off his rocker."

Mr Kallas has denied that the EU plan to cut car use by half over the next 20 years, before a total ban in 2050, will limit personal mobility or reduce Europe's economic competitiveness.

"Curbing mobility is not an option, neither is business as usual. We can break the transport system's dependence on oil without sacrificing its efficiency and compromising mobility. It can be win-win," he claimed.

Christopher Monckton, Ukip's transport spokesman said: "The EU must be living in an alternate reality, where they can spend trillions and ban people from their cars.

"This sort of greenwashing grandstanding adds nothing and merely highlights their grandiose ambitions."

Don’t for a second think the same won’t happen here too.

Via the Telegraph

Andy Semple

UK PM David Cameron under pressure to block EU demand for £400 per British family

 David Cameron is under pressure to block a demand from Brussels for British taxpayers to give an extra £682 million next year to the European Union budget.

The additional payment would take Britain’s annual EU contribution to more than £10 billion in 2012, the equivalent of £400 for every household.

The demand from the European Commission started a war of words, with Downing Street calling the request “ludicrous” and George Osborne, the Chancellor, accusing EU officials of having lost touch with reality. Last night the Government refused to say what, if any, increase in Britain’s contributions ministers were prepared to accept, prompting charges that they would eventually “roll over” and agree to hand over more taxpayers’ money.

In 2009, Britons paid £5.3 billion to the EU budget, with the payment rising to £9.2 billion in 2010.

Last year, Mr Cameron promised to fight for a “cut or a freeze” in the 2011 EU budget, but was eventually forced to settle for a rise of 2.9 per cent, costing Britain another £450 million.

The Commission has made a formal request to members for a £5.5 billion budget rise that would take EU spending next year to £117 billion (or $181 billion AUD)

Add the EU to another list of fat, useless bureaucracies that need culling – pronto!

Via the Telegraph

Andy Semple

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Green economy needs 2% of every nation’s income, says UN

The United Nations has called for 2% of worldwide income to be invested in the green economy, a move it says would boost jobs and economic growth.

The call is expected to be matched by statements of support for low-carbon investment from heads of state including President Barack Obama of the US and Hu Jintao of China, and several chiefs of multinational companies.

An investment of 2% of global GDP would more than pay for itself in the form of millions of new jobs, the development of new industries, health benefits from cleaner air, energy efficiency savings and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

 

These findings are also backed up by a report to be published today by the German government, which warns that Europe will suffer continued low growth rates unless investment in green projects is increased. Raising the level of ambition in the EU's climate targets would increase European GDP by up to $842bn, a 6% rise, and create up to 6m additional jobs across member states.

The world stands at a critical point in terms of low-carbon investment, according to the UN. While India has a national action plan expected to stimulate $1tn of investment in the next decade, and China – already the biggest producer of wind power and solar panels – is pushing ahead with a five-year plan for a "clean revolution", other economies are wavering.

In the US, investment in renewable energy has stalled, and an HSBC analysis found that Republican plans currently before Congress would more than halve federal spending on low-carbon projects, including high-speed rail, carbon regulation and contributions to international climate funds. Plans put forward by Obama, by contrast, provide for a 20% increase in climate and clean energy funding above 2010 levels, paid for by the repeal of $4bn in fossil fuel subsidies and research.

Nick Robins, head of climate change at HSBC, said: "We expect tough negotiations to close this gulf in budgetary priorities between the president and Congress… Although we do not expect all the proposed cuts to materialise, key climate initiatives look set to be curbed."

In the European Union, politicians, green campaigners and businesses are at loggerheads over whether to adopt more ambitious climate targets. Several member states, including the UK, want to toughen the current goal of cutting emissions by 20% by 2020 to a cut of 30% by the same date, arguing that a more stringent target will create new jobs and allow the EU to keep up with China in the race to dominate the green economy. Their case was strongly boosted by a confidential European Commission analysis, seen by the Guardian, showing that if existing policies are followed through, the EU will comfortably exceed its current target, with a fall in emissions of about 25% by 2020.

The German environment ministry's report, also seen by the Guardian, added to this case, concluding that the current 20% target "has become too weak to mobilise innovations". Sticking with it, the authors say, "is the equivalent of digging deeper while still being stuck in a hole", while the 30% target is not only achievable but "economically beneficial".

In the UK, a group of leading businesses will unite today to urge George Osborne, the chancellor, to include measures to stimulate low-carbon development in his March Budget. Peter Young, chairman of the Aldersgate Group, said: "The chancellor has promised a budget for growth but we believe this must be a budget for green growth. The UK needs an explicit strategy to take advantage of the global shift to a green economy, driving jobs and exports. Cuts alone will not deliver a competitive economy."

With no ‘global warming’ since 1998, a succession of bitter winters, scandals cropping up every day about everything from IPCC incompetence to skullduggery in the EU carbon trading business, growing doubts in the scientific community about the validity of climate models, demands in the US for law suits against dodgy client scientists, and increasing public scepticism, it is only a matter of time before the AGW industry collapses and all those people who associated themselves with it suddenly look very foolish.

It is the creation, almost entirely, of politically-driven funding from US government, from various UN bodies, from the EU, from left-leaning charitable foundations on a scale unprecedented in the history of science. So far, in real terms, no less than five times the amount of the Manhattan Project has been squandered on research into AGW. For that kind of money you can buy an awful lot of scientists prepared to suspend any belief they might have that global warming is anything other than man-made.

Remember, No AGW = No money.

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

Via the Guardian

Andy Semple

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Europe should not rush to bail out the failing Greek economy, writes Michael G.

Events unfolding in Europe at present are a timely reminder of the evil of wealth redistribution, which punishes prudence and rewards recklessness. A group of countries, but one in particular (Germany) are preparing to bail out another (Greece) due to its reckless level of government spending.

Germans are characteristic savers; Greeks are typically spenders. Germany operates a sound and corruption-free taxation system; Greece’s is riddled with fraud and abuse. Germans work until they are 67; Greeks retire at 58.

Yet Germans, who save, are honest, and work long years, are about to begin funding those who do not share these admirable characteristics. The earnings of a working 66 year-old Bavarian will provide for the pension of a retired 59 year-old Cretan.

Such is the outcome of the joint European Union-International Money Fund bailout, which, like all flawed government programmes, prioritises the short term at the expense of the future. The short term outcome of the bailout is to ensure that Greek bondholders are repaid and immediate crisis is averted, and this will be accomplished.

Yet the bailout reinforces the long-running causes of Greece’s ails: it provides the country with even more debt, subsidises its accumulation, and postpones the painful yet necessary austerity measures a bankrupt nation must undertake. Just like the last thing a heroin addict needs is another high, so the last thing a debt addict needs is ever more debt.

The Germans should follow from their own admirable saving habits and steadfastly refuse to spend. This will precipitate the real crisis that Greece requires. An inability to spend is exactly what Greece needs, and exactly what the financial markets will ensure if not for EU-IMF intervention.

There is no question of the level of temporary pain this is for Greeks—deflation, falling incomes and unemployment—but it is necessary pain for long term growth. It is the kind of natural, logical outcome that any person or company would have to endure. It is why we consider spending recklessly to be a bad thing: because it results in terrible consequences. Removing the obstacle to these consequences merely facilitates and encourages more of the problem at hand.

Providing the crisis plays out as it should, it is of immense benefit to the Greeks, for it provides them with that most important economic resource, information: that excessive debt and reckless spending is the primrose path to hell, and honesty and prudence is the tough road to heaven.

Michael G is completing studies in finance and history at Flinders University and works at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.