Mar 03

Pajamas Media’s PJTV has a new 26 minute video interview with Lord Christopher Monckton. Al Gore was discussed, of course, and specifically mentioned was Al Gore’s “doubling down” on man-made climate change via his blizzard of lies op-ed he wrote for the compliant New York Times. However, in my opinion the “doubling down” analogy is a weak one. Doubling down is a strategy that is used in blackjack, and is done when playing from a positon of strength rather than weakness, e.g. when a player is dealt a ten or an eleven, or when the dealer is showing a very weak hand to your own nine:

Double Down: double your initial bet following the initial two-card deal, but you can hit one card only. A good bet if the player is in a strong situation.

On the other hand, “going all in” is a more apt analogy for the collapsing global warming movement.  “Going all in” is a poker term, and is a strategy that is generally employed out of weakness or desperation:

This is often the act of desperation, when a player is close to being eliminated from the game.

It has become apparent to anyone who is paying attention, i.e. global temperatures decreasing for a decade, Climategate, Amazongate, et. al., that the hand of cards that Al Gore and the rest of the alarmists are holding is not a strong one.  Therefore, when Al Gore penned his NY Times op-ed, “We Can’t Wish Away Climate Change“, he was certainly employing the more desperate “going all in” poker strategy, rather than “doubling down” on a strong hand as is done in blackjack.

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Nov 16

GORE LIED has pledged $10 to the cause, and challenges all GORE LIED readers to meet or beat that pledge. Send an e-mail to goredebate@cei.org to make your pledge today!

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Oct 30

Six-part video: Glenn Beck interviews Lord Christopher Monckton who challenges to Al Gore to a debate; ‘Are you a coward?’

By Editor Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, Glenn Beck, video Comments Off on Six-part video: Glenn Beck interviews Lord Christopher Monckton who challenges to Al Gore to a debate; ‘Are you a coward?’

This is a must watch video, and be sure to stick around to the very end where Lord Monckton issues this challenge:

Al baby, if you really think that you want to raise the profile of this issue, then why don’t you agree to debate with me on international television – the fees we’ll earn apart from anything else would be enormous, and I know you’d love that because money seems to stick to you very rapidly – I want you to face me in a debate about global warming, and if you don’t dare I want you to remain silent about subject forever, from now on.  Are you a coward, or will you step up to the plate? Are you an arm-chair quarterback, or are you going to get suited up, and get onto that field?

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Hat tip: Watts Up With That

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Oct 30

Video: Lord Monckton says Copenhagen Climate Treaty will cede US sovereignty; ‘will impose a communist world government’

By Editor Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, Copenhagen Climate Treaty, video Comments Off on Video: Lord Monckton says Copenhagen Climate Treaty will cede US sovereignty; ‘will impose a communist world government’

On YouTube, this video currently has 1,629,177 views. Let’s add to the tally.

Hat tip: Tom Nelson

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Jun 08

From The Oregonian:

In an age of green thinking and enhanced recycling, I feel the Big Three carmakers should dismantle and recycle all the unsold new cars with poor gas mileage.

For these new cars to be foisted on the
world’s consumers to continue the problems Detroit caused and ignored is worse than short sighted.

What an educational gesture for the industry and the world if the creators of one of our largest environmental problems could step up and truly be part of the solution.
JOHN WILEY
Southeast Portland

I suppose that would seem to make sense to many alarmists, but by the same logic we should dismantle and recycle all the unsold hybrid cars that get high gas mileage. With a 45% drop in hybrid car sales, these are the cars that are truly clogging up the car dealers’ lots:

…while Toyota may be enjoying mainstream success in Japan, it is continuing to struggle in the US, where the company has been hit by the slump affecting the entire auto industry.

Despite claims that Americans turning their backs on gas-guzzlers have contributed to the present dire straits faced by GM and others, Toyota’s latest sales figures point to a stagnant market for more efficient Japanese models as well.

Sales of the Prius in the US were down from 15,011 in May 2008 to just 10,091 for the same month this year. For the year to date, sales of the Prius in the US stand at 42,753 compared to 79,675 in 2008 – a drop of more than 45 per cent.

And let’s not forget that the hybrids are making much less the positive contribution to the environment that the lower MPG automobiles do, i.e. more CO2 emissions > more plant food > expands the biosphere > increases crop yields > feeds the world.

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May 21

Letter writer says sarcastically: “Don’t take a tray at one of Northeastern’s dining halls. Al Gore will smile upon you from his private jet.”

By Editor Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, Letter to the Editor Comments Off on Letter writer says sarcastically: “Don’t take a tray at one of Northeastern’s dining halls. Al Gore will smile upon you from his private jet.”

Apparently the busy-body, do-gooder, “nattering nay-trayers” are creating quite a kerfluffle at Northeastern University over “a virtually costless, incredibly convenient amenity”, i.e. the humble lunch tray.

From The Huntington News:

Do you support the freedom to choose?

The ‘choice’ option is simple: If you are of the trendy socially responsible opinion that going trayless will save the environment, do your part. Don’t take a tray at one of Northeastern’s dining halls. Al Gore will smile upon you from his private jet. There are plenty of other reasons to take a tray, or to leave one in the rack. It’s not a big deal one way or another. But it becomes a big deal when you start to harass and restrict those who choose differently.

The Huntington News smarmily opined that students concerned about losing their often-utilized but underappreciated amenity “should consider a good pair of walking shoes, an energy drink or a butler.” How about the students looking for the most efficient and pleasant dining experience possible? Students who would rather not set $300 books down on a table and return to the twenty-minute wait? Students who’ve completed co-ops and who realize their time is money and refuse to give up their costly time or hard-earned money for a lesser degree of service?

I am of the belief that dining halls should provide the maximum level and quality of service to students at the lowest possible cost. The option of taking a tray is an acceptable cost to ensure the best possible service. At Northeastern, costs are shared. I don’t mind paying for Jill Husky’s ‘free’ leadership classes if she foots the bill for my post-cram ride home from the library. Sure, some would like to end all quality-of-life amenities whatsoever, but in Northeastern’s ‘university community,’ the key word is community.

In the past few years we’ve seen tutoring decontralizations, paper quotas and now this. Anything to improve our image and save NU a buck or two. But this ‘trayless’ sham, put in the perspective of the cost of meal plans, will save pennies. Your meal costs will still rise. Your Student Activities Fee will increase. Your tuition will rocket higher into the stratosphere, year after year. You can depend upon this. So why is your Student Government Association (SGA) wasting its time trying to take away a virtually costless, incredibly convenient amenity?

Because it looks good. It makes us look like we’re doing something. It sounds greenish. Hey, other schools are doing it, right?

Northeastern is not other schools. I didn’t enroll in Birkenstock University for several reasons. One of which is that I don’t force my views upon other people, and I don’t like other people forcing their views upon me. Particularly the cadre of so-called ‘student leader’ bureaucrat-wannabes who so often think they know the right choice for everybody else. These nattering nay-trayers will tell you surveys have shown a majority of respondents favor the end of the tray option. What they won’t tell you: The survey gave numerous reasons why trays were terrible, zero why they were helpful, and then followed with “Do you support Northeastern removing trays from the dining halls?” Hardly the way to determine a statistically reliable result.

The survey also managed to implicate trays in food waste and the ‘freshman 15’ (gasp!). Based upon this flimsy evidence we’ve seen a recommendation sent to the upper echelons of the administration, vociferously demanding an end to the option of trays in dining halls currently under construction, regardless of the fact that the entire hall was constructed to accommodate busy students carrying trays. Not a bit presumptuous. Your SGA is hard at work to keep you safe from yourself, and save a few gallons of water too.

Let’s end the madness here. Your SGA does not exist to constrict the options of Huskies, it exists to expand them. In the great tray debate, color me pro-choice.

– Derek Miller is a senior economics and political science major and executive vice president of Student Government Association.

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May 20

Letter to the Editor: “Mr. Gore is extremely anxious to enact restrictive laws immediately. I expect his anxiety is caused more by the growing number of skeptics than by his global warming concerns.”

By Editor Al Gore, Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Letter to the Editor Comments Off on Letter to the Editor: “Mr. Gore is extremely anxious to enact restrictive laws immediately. I expect his anxiety is caused more by the growing number of skeptics than by his global warming concerns.”

From Al Gore’s home state newspaper:

Al Gore is back in town and continues to mislead us. Oh, it’s not that there is no truth in what he says; it’s his failure to tell the rest of the story.

He likes to say that the science is in and that a consensus of scientists concur that we are experiencing major and devastating human-induced global warming.

Yes, most scientists agree that we can expect a 1-2 degree Fahrenheit increase in the next 100 years.

However, a large and growing number of scientists do not agree that the increase is human-induced and many scientists expect that even with the mild temperature change predicted, the benefits will outweigh any adverse effects.

He likes to tell us, “Temperatures are rising more rapidly.” He didn’t mention that a recent Goddard Institute study reported that 2008 was the coolest year since 2000.

He likes to tell us, “The ice is melting more rapidly.” He chooses not to tell us that the Antarctic is stable and actually two degrees colder.

He likes to tell us that the polar bear population is becoming extinct. He doesn’t mention that 11 of 13 Canadian polar bear populations are stable and/or growing.

More and more mainstream economists say the enormous costs associated with proposed legislation will generate negligible effects on temperature change.

Mr. Gore is extremely anxious to enact restrictive laws immediately.

I expect his anxiety is caused more by the growing number of skeptics than by his global warming concerns.

Bob Allard, MURFREESBORO 37130

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