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An employee whose job was to be sacked

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According to no less an authority than Danny Baker, this story is absolutely true.

Harrods in the sixties employed someone to be sacked- surely the best job in the world.

Apparently  the employee was paid to sit among the boxes on Harrods top-floor smoking his pipe and reading the Sporting Life. From time to time a bell would ring and he would be summoned to a department where an irate customer was  being mollified by the Head of the Department.

Let us say today that Lady Ponsonby-Waffles has discovered one of the precious china teacups she recently purchased is chipped.

The Department Head greets our friend with “Lady Ponsonby-Waffles is a most valued customer, your failure to check the quality of her china cups has led to her current predicament, you sir are fired”

Despite Lady Ponsonby-Waffles pleas for mercy, the Head cannot be swayed. Our friend slopes disconsolately to the exit. Lady Ponsonby-Waffles…

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Russia’s Support of Environmentalists is Paying Off

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Drew Johnson of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance makes an interesting observation in a commentary published in The Wall Street Journal. During late January, a Russian tanker from Siberia carrying natural gas arrived in Boston Harbor in which Johnson points out:

The activist group 350.org is organizing online campaigns to oppose every new coal, oil, and natural-gas project. Greenpeace claims it is time to leave fossil fuels “where they belong: in the ground.” The Sierra Club is pushing the U.S. to abandon all fossil fuels, claiming the country is ready for 100% renewable energy.

The nationwide focus he takes, fortunately, isn’t panning out. The federal government is cracking down on eco-terrorist groups.

However, a lot of coal-fired power plants in the northeastern US are closing or have closed down in order to make way for renewable power sources that won’t be able to provide enough energy for northeastern US residents.

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Bill Maher offers some constructive criticism to Democrats

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“The Democrats are to political courage as Velveeta is to cheese.”
—Bill Maher

In this segment of Bill Maher’s latest show, he calls out Democrats for their lack of courage.  To a large extent I agree with him. Americans are in favor of more gun control, want reasonable controls on immigration, and yet the Democrats are timorous on these issues. To listen to Democratic politicians, you’d almost think they favor completely open borders, something that’s insupportable.

And Democrats have the Republicans, and the country, characterize Nancy Pelosi as a liability despite her remarkable effectiveness as both Speaker of the House and Minority Leader. It’s the Democrats’ fault that they haven’t defended Pelosi more vigorously, and, in truth, I don’t know why (I refuse to believe it’s because she’s a woman, for that would make me deeply ashamed of my party).

At any rate, does anybody really want to call Maher…

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Climate Revisionism 101 : “We Have To Get Rid Of The Medieval Warm Period”

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screen-shot-2013-11-27-at-november-27-2-30-47-pm.pnghttps://www.epw.senate.gov/hearing_statements.cfm?id=266543

WHEN you are a man-made global warming alarmist prosecuting your case as “unprecedented”, you need to make sure that no recent climate era was as warm or warmer than the present, even if that means having to rewrite the past to fit your theory.

THE Medieval Warm Period, also known as the Medieval Climate Optimum (for obvious reasons) existed a short time ago in the climate record, from c. 950 to c. 1250., and has remained a thorn in the side for modern “global warming” catastrophists…

IN the 1990 IPCC report, the Medieval Warm Period was much warmer than the late 19th century:

MWP.jpgwww.ipcc.ch/ipccreports/far/wg_I/ipcc_far_wg_I_full_report.pdf

THE IPCC’s 1990 report dives deeper into the reality of the Medieval Warm Period and provides an insight into the cause of these warming periods:

“This period of widespread warmth is notable in that there is no evidence that it was accompanied by an increase of…

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