Posted by Thunder Pig on July 7, 2008
An embedded Thunder Pig Reporter has just phoned me to say that the Parkside Project met with unanimous approval from the TRC in Asheville.
I will have more details as they become available.
This is a victory for reasonable and law-abiding citizens everywhere, and a defeat for the unreasonable sort of people who oppose capitalism!
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**update** 3.23 PM
I forgot that there was going to be live coverage in the comments section of Scrutiny Hooligans, and will direct you there for a blow-by-blow account from the Hooligans in the room.
**update** 3.44 PM
I couldn’t find any of my videos where I cut down trees, so I’ll let this guy give tips on how to cut down a tree:
I’ll volunteer my services to cut down the Magnolia Tree for Coleman, if he will accept it.
Oh, and make sure these people are not nearby when the deed is done:
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Posted by Thunder Pig on May 8, 2008
LONDON (Reuters) – Cleaner air due to reduced coal burning could help destroy the Amazon this century, according to a finding published on Wednesday that highlights the complex challenges of global climate change.
The study in the journal Nature identified a link between reduced sulphur dioxide emissions from coal burning and increased sea surface temperatures in the tropical North Atlantic that boosts the drought risk in the Amazon rainforest.
With the rainforest already threatened by development, higher global temperatures could tip the balance, they said.
“Generally pollution is a bad thing but in this case improving the air may have ironically led to a drying of the Amazon,” said Peter Cox, a researcher at the University of Exeter in Britain, who led the study.
The Amazon — the world’s largest tropical rainforest — plays a critical role in the global climate system because it contains about one tenth of the total carbon stored in land ecosystems.
The researchers used a climate-carbon model to simulate the impacts of future climate change on the Amazon and compared it to data from a 2005 drought that devastated a large chunk of the rainforest.
They estimated that by 2025 a drought on the same scale could happen every other year and by 2060 such a crisis could hit nine out of every ten years — enough to turn the rainforest into savannah grassland, Cox said.
So, the very efforts of Liberals to ‘save the earth’ are actually contributing to ever worsening conditions, both on a planetary scale, and in what were formerly Free Markets.
I think Quinn’s First Law sums this up quite nicely:
Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent. Similarly, government bureaucracies never solve problems, they manage them and exacerbate the ones they created by interfering with market forces and processes.
They say that there used to be an advanced civilization in the Sahara region thousands of years ago, and the area used to be lush, and green. If this is so, then we need to consider the possibility that liberals just might be responsible for creating the Sahara Desert. It’s something to think about.
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Posted by Thunder Pig on April 10, 2008
I’m a Map Geek, and one of my favorite Map Blogs, The Map Room, spotlighted a map released from Project Vulcan, and I took the liberty of cutting the portion out of our region, and sharing it with you here:
There is also a video that explains a bit more:
Of course, Global warming is still a hoax, CO2 is a very minor Green House Gas, and the globe is now cooling…I just like maps.
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Posted by Thunder Pig on April 4, 2008
Here is the money quote:
Not doing it will be catastrophic. We’ll be eight degrees hotter in ten, not ten but 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals.
That prediction is just plain nuts. Global Warming would be a boon to mankind, with increased growing seasons, the opening of new territory for crop land, and more rain. On the other hand, Global Cooling would be a unmitigated disaster for mankind, with shorter growing seasons, less land available for growing crops, and increased periods of drought…which we are beginning to experience…as the past year has seen Global temps plummet.
Sadly, there are probably millions of lefties out there who nod their heads in agreement when they hear this Environmental Fear-Mongering put forth by the Global Warming Idiots. (Say, have you noticed that they have ever so subtly starting to refer to “Climate Change” instead of Global Warming? They realize that the jig is very close to being up…) All the evidence is pointing to a cool down, and this will only make the socialists, lefties, and progressives all the more desperate to seize control, and steal your freedoms…using a lie to do it. These people do not care about the earth, all they want is power over other people.
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Posted by Thunder Pig on February 27, 2008
Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures
wipes out a century of warming
Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile — the list goes on and on.
No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA’s GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.
A compiled list of all the sources can be seen here. The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C — a value large enough to wipe out nearly all the warming recorded over the past 100 years. All in one year’s time. For all four sources, it’s the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or down.
Source: Daily Tech
The evidence is mounting from every quarter that the earth is cooling, not warming. I can imagine lefty enviros out protesting Global Warming in the snow in the next few decades, as it piles ever higher around them.
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Posted by Thunder Pig on January 26, 2008
I am at a public terminal so I will be brief as I have 8 minutes left on my time:
The above video is something you won’t hear from the Chicken-Littles in the
Global Warming Climate Change fear monger community. Below, is a portion of an excellent article:
Atmospheric CO2 levels have been rising over the past century, and show no sign of slowing down. The apparent association between rising CO2 levels and rising surface temperatures has fueled an apocalyptic media feeding frenzy over the past decade and a half–carrying many politicians and opportunists along with a gullible public. A more sober analysis appears to indicate that other factors may be much more important than the low level CO2 effect.
Source: Al Fin, where there are charts, and links to more information on this most dangerous hoax that is being perpetrated on our civilization.
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Posted by Thunder Pig on January 1, 2008
Yep, the whole thin is starting to crack, and even the Times is whacking at the greenie weenies:
Today’s interpreters of the weather are what social scientists call availability entrepreneurs: the activists, journalists and publicity-savvy scientists who selectively monitor the globe looking for newsworthy evidence of a new form of sinfulness, burning fossil fuels.
A year ago, British meteorologists made headlines predicting that the buildup of greenhouse gases would help make 2007 the hottest year on record. At year’s end, even though the British scientists reported the global temperature average was not a new record – it was actually lower than any year since 2001 – the BBC confidently proclaimed, “2007 Data Confirms Warming Trend.”
When the Arctic sea ice last year hit the lowest level ever recorded by satellites, it was big news and heralded as a sign that the whole planet was warming. When the Antarctic sea ice last year reached the highest level ever recorded by satellites, it was pretty much ignored. A large part of Antarctica has been cooling recently, but most coverage of that continent has focused on one small part that has warmed.
Well, the New York Times has given me a let Christmas Gift!
It must suck to be a follower of the Global Warming Religion.
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Posted by Thunder Pig on October 25, 2007
Find more videos like this on AshVid.Net
I nearly fell out of my chair when I heard Elaine Lite speak lovingly of the “Defeated in a Landslide” Defeatocrat George McGovern!! I guess these people never learn.
This video could be more dangerous to her candidacy than the world-famous Carolina Stomper video of her dancing around a Magnolia tree, which I have taken the opportunity to embed below for the shear joy of it!
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