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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Great Scam - updates

That is of course "catastophic" global warming, being caused by humans. IN today's Wash Post there was an article about how Europe is committing suicide over this ficticious problem by regulating the the end of economic growth. The article is sick. You can feel freedom dripping away - drip, drip, drip. They should call themselves the UESR (Union of European Socialist Republics) rather than the EU. I pray this stuff never happens here.

In Belgium, they just passed a tax on grilling.


The government of Belgium's French-speaking region of Wallonia, which has a population of about 4 million, has approved a tax on barbequing, local media reported. Experts said that between 50 and 100 grams of CO2, a so-called greenhouse gas, is emitted during barbequing. Beginning June 2007, residents of Wallonia will have to pay 20 euros for a grilling session. The local authorities plan to monitor compliance with the new tax legislation from helicopters, whose thermal sensors will detect burning grills.

Can this be for real? A $25 tax for grilling? I can't wait for the thermal masking grill to come out. It's only a matter of time. Drip. Drip. Drip.

UPDATE: Belgium denies this story and says it is a April Fools joke. Whew...we have at least a few more years of unregulated grilling.

On the other hand a climatoligist at MIT who also thinks its a scam managed to get published in Newsweek. Apparently he did not get the message that global warming being caused by humans is "scientific consensus." The article is worth reading here. Note that he is the "Sloan Professor of Meteorolgy."

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are these solar-powered helicopters?

J. Ewing

2:08 PM, April 10, 2007  
Blogger Harsh Pencil said...

This was an April Fool's joke. It isn't true.

3:37 PM, April 10, 2007  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Not yet . . .

4:38 PM, April 10, 2007  
Blogger Air Marshall said...

Watched "The Great Global Warming Swindle" last night. Very welll done and forcefully stated. Nice to see the Brits and Canadians doing something like this.

8:30 PM, April 10, 2007  
Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

What a great April Fools joke. It's so believable.

12:43 AM, April 11, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The greatest strike against a silly idea is to poke fun at it so convincingly that people see it for the lunacy it is.

J. Ewing

9:48 AM, April 11, 2007  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Or use it to desensitize people to the idea.

3:05 PM, April 12, 2007  

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