Thursday, January 03, 2013

Thu 3rd Jan Todays News

Happy birthday and many happy returns Anna Cao andEmely Rose. Born on the same day, across the years. Remember, birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.


George Woolf and Seabiscuit





[edit]Holidays and observances


Now is the season to silly-old-bugger about

Piers Akerman – Thursday, January 03, 2013 (5:39pm)

SHARK attacks and bushfires, fireworks on the Harbour, the so-called silly season has us in its grip and along with the cicadas, out come the ridiculous old, and not-so-old, buggers to make that point.


Which leaves just us and some other warmist patsies

Andrew BoltJANUARY032013(3:55am)

Remember Climate Change Minister Greg Combet’s mendacious and deceitful spin last year about the rest of the world matching Australia’s insane sacrifices to “stop” a global warming that actually paused 16 years ago?:
AUSTRALIA plans to join Europe in a renewed and binding pledge to reduce emissions under the Kyoto treaty, Climate Change Minister Greg Combet said on Friday before leaving later this month for negotiations in Doha, Qatar…

“While Australia is doing our fair share, we expect the same from others,” he said. “The Kyoto Protocol is not enough on its own. It will cover less than 15 percent of global greenhouse-gas emissions and only from developed countries."…
Besides agreeing to an extended commitment to the 1997 Kyoto treaty, the EU and Australia are holding out the possibility of making greater pledges to cut emissions to encourage similar global action…
Combet defended Australia’s move to begin pricing carbon in July and to start a cap-and-trade system in 2015. About 3 billion people may live in a place using cap and trade either nationwide or in one of its jurisdiction by 2020, he said.
“Paying for pollution is no longer the exception,” Combet said. “It’s a global reality.”

Let’s check how we’ll we’ve succeeded in encouraging other countries to join in renewing their Kyoto commitment to cut emissions:
The U.N. climate summit here in Cancun, Mexico, has been consumed this past week over Japan’s announcement at one of the opening plenary sessions that they would not renew their emission reduction pledges under the Kyoto Protocol once the first round of required carbon cuts expire in 2012.

Canada would not renew its commitment to the Kyoto Protocol once the pact’s first commitment period expires at the end of next year, Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent said Monday.
New Zealand will not sign up for fresh commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, Climate Change Minister Tim Groser announced yesterday…

Greenpeace is condemning the move as embarrassing, just as Australia is renewing its commitment to the Kyoto Protocol. 
Russia will not renew its commitment to the Kyoto Protocol,..

Russia decided to discontinue its participation in the protocol because the world’s major producers of greenhouse gases – the United States, China and India – are still refusing to commit themselves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
I don’t think this policy of wowing the world with our sacrifices is working. Do you?
And seeing how our efforts will make no difference to the climate, shouldn’t the government be more concerned to save us money and jobs?



Tim Blair – Thursday, January 03, 2013 (6:32pm)

Enjoy your $100 million of oil money, Al Gore!
(Via Bruce G.)
UPDATE. “Al’s a whore, basically. Gore, I mean. Not Jazeera.”



Tim Blair – Thursday, January 03, 2013 (2:38pm)

An unhappy start to 2013 for New Zealand:

Cape Town is a doom zone for Antipodeans.



Tim Blair – Thursday, January 03, 2013 (1:44pm)

Today’s editorial
Families Minister Jenny Macklin’s first mistake was her failure to correct the question’s flawed premise.
Asked at a press conference if she could live on the dole, the minister eventually said that she could.
Instead, Ms Macklin should have pointed out that the dole is not intended to provide a living wage. It’s a bridging allowance in an economy with just over 5 per cent unemployment …
Still, let’s take the Families Minister at her word. Perhaps she really can live on the dole.
But for how long?
Jenny Macklin currently gets by on a $328,698 annual cabinet minister’s salary plus expenses that for the first six months of 2012 ran to $290,172. That works out to an average daily expense to taxpayers of $2490.
By contrast, the dole provides $35 per day. At her current rate, that would keep Families Minister Jenny Macklin going for just 20 minutes. 



Tim Blair – Thursday, January 03, 2013 (12:43pm)

Back in 2007
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has signed the instrument of ratification of the Kyoto Protocol.
Mr Rudd says it is the first official act of the new Government and demonstrates the commitment to tackling climate change. 
Rudd raved
The Kyoto Protocol is considered to be the most far-reaching agreement on environment and sustainable development ever adopted. 
Leftoids swooned
The earth thanks Kevin Rudd. 
Millionaire actress Cate Blanchett applauded Rudd’s “great achievement”: 
He ratified the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. These measures suggest that his new government is prepared to think big and back it up with effective action. 
Rudd vowed to unite the world
Mr Rudd - former diplomat and China expert - told the Herald yesterday he intended to use Australia’s new position as a member of the Kyoto club to “bridge the gap” between developed and developing countries on future emissions controls. 
But now
The Kyoto protocol is a zombie treaty.
It’s a corpse that keeps moving, but it’s dead …
Because Kyoto made no demands on the developing world, where emissions are rising the fastest, global emissions increased throughout the period covered by the treaty. 
They sure did
Kyoto Protocol aimed for 5% cut in carbon emissions — instead, we got a 58% increase. 
(Via the GWPF)



Tim Blair – Thursday, January 03, 2013 (1:23am)

David Thompson harvests leftist wisdom. As a commenter says: “Once, these sorts of statements were protected by doctor/patient confidentiality.”

I hope her school has a strict uniform policy .. no make up or enhancements .. - ed




All the organs of the body were having a meeting, trying to decide who
was in charge.
The brain said: "I should be in charge, because I run all the body's
systems, so without me nothing would happen."
"I should be in charge," said the heart, "because I pump the blood and
circulate oxygen all over the body, so without me you'd all waste
"I should be in charge," said the stomach, "because I process food and
give all of you energy."
"I should be in charge," said the rectum, "because I'm responsible for
waste removal."
All the other body parts laughed at the rectum and insulted him, so in
a huff, he shut down tight. Within a few days, the brain had a
terrible headache, the stomach was bloated, and the blood was toxic.
Eventually the other organs gave in. They all agreed that the rectum
should be the boss.
The moral of the story?
You don't have to be smart or important to be in charge... just an



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