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Think You Know Greenpeace? Look Again

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An urgent public health crisis exists. An effective, humanitarian response is available. But rather than pitching in and helping to save lives, Greenpeace is attacking the aid workers.

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The Arctic Sunrise is a Greenpeace vessel. Last month, its crew tweeted the following: “BREAKING: we’ve got 4 boats in the water heading towards Gazprom’s Arctic rig. We’re going to try and stop the drilling. #savethearctic.”

Greenpeace says it was engaging in “peaceful protest.” But peaceful protest is about moral persuasion. It does not encompass intimidation and coercion – in which you swarm an industrial oil rig, board that rig without authorization, and physically bring its activities to a halt – all the while placing other people’s lives at risk.

Soon afterward, Russia arrested the 30-person crew and seized the Greenpeace vessel. I have no idea whether Russia’s prosecution of the activists as pirates rests on…

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Free Speech Hypocrisy at Greenpeace

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SPOTLIGHT: Greenpeace, which has long repudiated free speech for others, is now using it as a shield.

BIG PICTURE: Resolute Forest Products, a Canadian company that employs 8,000 people, is suing Greenpeace. It says it’s the victim of an ongoing “misinformation campaign” that is “malicious, false, misleading, and without any reasonable factual basis in numerous respects.”

Electronics retailer Best Buy was pressured by Greenpeace to stop printing flyers on Resolute paper. Many other former clients have similarly backed away. Whether or not these third parties are persuaded by Greenpeace’s arguments, no one wants to become its next target – especially if they’re facingother business challenges. Many feel intimidated and extorted. Threatened with boycotts and petitions, they take the path of least resistance.

Resolute’s legal complaint, the contents of which have not been proven in court, says it has cooperated with Greenpeace and others concerning the work it…

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Goats Climbing on a Near-Vertical Dam | National Geographic

The Who – My Generation (Marquee Club 1967)

Indy falsely claims Fatah was founded by Arafat to merely ‘create a Palestinian state’.

Anyone who reads this blog is no doubt well aware of the British media’s obsessive focus on every conceivable Israeli flaw, real and imagined. 

Conversely, “If you follow mainstream coverage”, former AP Jerusalem correspondent Matti Friedman explained in his Tablet expose on the media’s institutional bias, “you will find nearly no real analysis of Palestinian society or ideologies, profiles of armed Palestinian groups, or investigation of Palestinian government”.  “Palestinians, added Friedman, “are not taken seriously as agents of their own fate”. “The West”, he continued, “has decided that Palestinians should want a state alongside Israel, so that opinion is attributed to them as fact”.

So, whereas the Israeli government is often characterised as hard-line, right-wing (always in the pejorative) and, at times, “the most right-wing government in its history, Mahmoud Abbas’s PA is rarely assigned such ideological markers. When his political orientation is ntoed, the extraordinarily misleading message conveyed to…

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Subsidies and Puppies.

The #FakeNews War Against Dog Laboratories and For Disease

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Canines are wonderful creatures and have long been a staple of human existence. It has been scientifically proven that dogs and humans helped one another evolve.

However, there are times humans have had to use animals in terms of survival, and medical research is one of those instances. Sadly, dogs are a part of the animal population used for medical tests that might be considered cruel to human standards.

It has not, however, stopped critics, like PETA, from attempting to slander a Texas A&M laboratory that uses canines in its tests. The group recently conducted a phone bank using a recording by actress Lily Tomlin calling on listeners to call the unversity’s President and tell him to stop them.

Simultaneously, it is also shocking that the Christian Broadcasting Network would also publish a story slandering medical experiments used on dogs at the Veterans Administration trying to conflate or even twist…

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167 Years Ago Today : Bushfires Burn 5 Million Hectares or A Quarter Of Victoria


Black Thursday post-restorationBlack Thursday, February 6th. 1851, as depicted by William Strutt in 1864

The Black Thursday bushfires were a devastating series of fires that swept through Victoria on February 6, 1851. They are considered the largest Australian bushfires in a populous region in recorded history, with approximately 5 million hectares, or a quarter of Victoria, being burnt. Twelve lives were lost, along with one million sheep and thousands of cattle.

The year preceding the fires was exceptionally hot and dry and this trend continued into the summer of 1851. On Black Thursday, a northerly wind set in early and the temperature in Melbourne was reported to have peaked at 47.2 degrees C (117 degrees F) at 11:00am.

“The temperature became torrid, and on the morning of the 6th of February 1851, the air which blew down from the north resembled the breath of a furnace. A fierce wind arose, gathering strength and velocity from hour to hour…

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SYDNEY Autumn Heatwaves Are Not Uncommon


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WITH the mercury topping 38C in Sydney over the weekend (hottest in 78 years), the usual climate ambulance chasers will be sharpening the lead and topping up the ink wells to inscribe “global warming” “climate change” on their “extreme weather” report cards, feeling morally-bound to fashionably link mankind’s activities to the follies of nature.

HOWEVER, heatwaves and fires in Sydney during autumn months, in years of low CO2 are not uncommon …

(2018 atmospheric CO2 levels are currently at ~400 ppm)


24 March 1899

1899 CO2 = 295 ppm

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A heatwave reaced Sydney to-day, causing the thermometers to register 90.4deg. in the shade. This heat, though much less than was recently recorded in the southern capitals, was far more enervating, owing to the huge percentage of moisture in the atmosphere. Mr. Russell says that only a dozen times in the history of the…

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