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11th September 2013: The world's gone mad and I'm the only one who knows
30th August 2013: Isn't sarcasm a wonderful thing?
25th August 2013: Operation Yewtree has turned British justice on its head
13th August 2013: Black is white. Fact. End of.
11th August 2013: Why 'human rights' is nothing of the sort ...
11th August 2013: Electric cars, not as green as they're painted?
6th August 2013: How the British nation treats its friends ...
8th July 2013: The BBC biased? How can that be? They're so NICE!
26th June 2013: Think this country is a bastion of freedom and justice and a shining model for the world? Think again.
18th June 2013: Wrinklies unite, you have nothing to lose but your walking frames!
17th June 2013: is the end finally approaching for this evil woman?
31st May 2013: Now it's official - the BBC really is a left-wing propaganda machine
31st May 2013: Those evil bastards are at it again. Yes, you've guessed it - social services!
27th May 2013: Well-known TV presenter talks sense. No good will come of it.
24th May 2013: British justice is best? Only for the very poor, apparently ...
17th May 2013: Some actual FACTS about climate change (for a change) from actual scientists ...
10th May 2013: An article about that poison gas, carbon dioxide, and other scientific facts (not) ...
10th May 2013: We need to see past the sex and look at the crimes: is justice being served?
8th May 2013: So, who would you trust to treat your haemorrhoids, Theresa May?
8th May 2013: Why should citizens in the 21st Century fear the law so much?
30th April 2013: What the GOS says today, the rest of the world realises tomorrow ...
30th April 2013: You couldn't make it up, could you? Luckily you don't need to ...
29th April 2013: a vote for NONE OF THE ABOVE, because THE ABOVE are crap ...
28th April 2013: what goes around, comes around?
19th April 2013: everyone's a victim these days ...
10th April 2013: Thatcher is dead; long live Thatcher!
8th April 2013: Poor people are such a nuisance. Just give them loads of money and they'll go away ...
26th March 2013: Censorship is alive and well and coming for you ...
25th March 2013: Just do your job properly, is that too much to ask?
25th March 2013: So, what do you think caused your heterosexuality?
20th March 2013: Feminists - puritans, hypocrites or just plain stupid?
18th March 2013: How Nazi Germany paved the way for modern governance?
13th March 2013: Time we all grew up and lived in the real world ...
12th March 2013: Hindenburg crash mystery solved? - don't you believe it!
6th March 2013: Is this the real GOS?
5th March 2013: All that's wrong with taxes
25th February 2013: The self-seeking MP who is trying to bring Britain down ...
24th February 2013: Why can't newspapers just tell the truth?
22nd February 2013: Trial by jury - a radical proposal
13th February 2013: A little verse for two very old people ...
6th February 2013: It's not us after all, it's worms
6th February 2013: Now here's a powerful argument FOR gay marriage ...
4th February 2013: There's no such thing as equality because we're not all the same ...
28th January 2013: Global Warming isn't over - IT'S HIDING!
25th January 2013: Global Warmers: mad, bad and dangerous to know ...
25th January 2013: Bullying ego-trippers, not animal lovers ...
19th January 2013: We STILL haven't got our heads straight about gays ...
16th January 2013: Bullying ego-trippers, not animal lovers ...
11th January 2013: What it's like being English ...
7th January 2013: Bleat, bleat, if it saves the life of just one child ...
7th January 2013: How best to put it? 'Up yours, Argentina'?
7th January 2013: Chucking even more of other people's money around ...
6th January 2013: Chucking other people's money around ...
30th December 2012: The BBC is just crap, basically ...
30th December 2012: We mourn the passing of a genuine Grumpy Old Sod ...
30th December 2012: How an official body sets out to ruin Christmas ...
16th December 2012: Why should we pardon Alan Turing when he did nothing wrong?
15th December 2012: When will social workers face up to their REAL responsibility?
15th December 2012: Unfair trading by a firm in Bognor Regis ...
14th December 2012: Now the company that sells your data is pretending to act as watchdog ...
7th December 2012: There's a war between cars and bikes, apparently, and  most of us never noticed!
26th November 2012: The bottom line - social workers are just plain stupid ...
20th November 2012: So, David Eyke was right all along, then?
15th November 2012: MPs don't mind dishing it out, but when it's them in the firing line ...
14th November 2012: The BBC has a policy, it seems, about which truths it wants to tell ...
12th November 2012: Big Brother, coming to a school near you ...
9th November 2012: Yet another celebrity who thinks, like Jimmy Saville, that he can behave just as he likes because he's famous ...
5th November 2012: Whose roads are they, anyway? After all, we paid for them ...
7th May 2012: How politicians could end droughts at a stroke if they chose ...
6th May 2012: The BBC, still determined to keep us in a fog of ignorance ...
2nd May 2012: A sense of proportion lacking?
24th April 2012: Told you so, told you so, told you so ...
15th April 2012: Aah, sweet ickle polar bears in danger, aah ...
15th April 2012: An open letter to Anglian Water ...
30th March 2012: Now they want to cure us if we don't believe their lies ...
28th February 2012: Just how useful is a degree? Not very.
27th February 2012: ... so many ways to die ...
15th February 2012: DO go to Jamaica because you definitely WON'T get murdered with a machete. Ms Fox says so ...
31st January 2012: We don't make anything any more
27th January 2012: There's always a word for it, they say, and if there isn't we'll invent one
26th January 2012: Literary criticism on GOS? How posh!
12th December 2011: Plain speaking by a scientist about the global warming fraud
9th December 2011: Who trusts scientists? Apart from the BBC, of course?
7th December 2011: All in all, not a good week for British justice ...
9th November 2011: Well what d'you know, the law really IS a bit of an ass ...

 

 
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It's increasingly difficult to believe the wilful stupidity of the BBC, their blind ignorance, and their dogged determination to keep us all in a fog of superstitious error.
 
The other night BBC4 screened an edition of Horizon entitled “The End of the World? A Horizon Guide to Armageddon”, in which Dallas Campbell examined scientific predictions about the end of the world. Campbell is one of the presenters of the BBC1 “science-lite” series “Bang goes the theory”, though not himself a scientist but an actor.
 
The programme was deeply alarmist, but anything about the end of the world would be, I suppose. There was stuff about all the usual culprits – the super-volcano under Yellowstone Park, the tsunami-in-waiting locked into the cliffs of the Canary Islands and so on. There are one or two inconsistencies about both of these threatened events – scientists tell us that Yellowstone erupts every 600,000 years and time is almost up, but I don't believe there's any actual concrete evidence of the last eruption, or the one before that, and although we've seen recent examples of the destructive power of tsunamis, I have never heard of any scientific evidence of a tsunami four-and-a-half kilometres high, which is what they're predicting from the Canary Islands, in the entire history of the universe. There was one in Alaska that sort of slopped a long way up the hillsides by the shore, but not four-and-a-half kilometres or anything like it. Still, what do I know?
 
What stuck in my throat was not the BBC's failure to explain that they were talking about largely discredited theories from thirty or forty years ago, but that Paul Ehrich was prominently featured. Remember that name – Paul Ehrlich? We've written many times about this scientific fraud, the ludicrous predictions he has a habit of making, and the masterful confidence which enables him to keep making predictions even when they're proved comprehensively wrong by history.
 
In a forty-year career this man has almost never been right, yet he's still predicting stuff and being taken seriously by the Guardian and the BBC. Only recently he featured in the Guardian: “The world's most renowned population analyst ...” (huh!) “... has called for a massive reduction in the number of humans and for natural resources to be redistributed from the rich to the poor. Ehrlich, who was described as alarmist in the 1970s but who says most of his predictions have proved correct, says he was gloomy about humanity's ability to feed over 9 billion people [the predicted population peak in 2050]."
 
This is the man (the world's most renowned population analyst, remember) who said in 1968 “The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. At this late date nothing can prevent a substantial increase in the world death rate.” He predicted four billion deaths, including 65 million Americans. But in fact since 1968 the world population has doubled to seven billion but the amount of food per head has gone up by more than 25 per cent. There are famines still, but the death rate has gone down. Unless the CIA are better at keeping secrets than I give them credit for, a significant number of Americans haven't starved.
 
About the same time Ehrlich said “The train of events leading to the dissolution of India as a viable nation is already in motion.” India was doomed, and should be left to die in order to concentrate resources on those places that could be saved. Luckily the Indians took no notice. They just pressed ahead with what they call The Green Revolution, a series of technological and agrarian advances that transformed their ability to produce food. India now has a booming economy, is a nuclear and space superpower, and a net exporter of food aid. In the next hundred years most economists think the three major players will be China, Brazil and India, and bloody good luck to 'em, I say.
 
Closer to home Ehrlich predicted that "by the year 2000 the United Kingdom will be simply a small group of impoverished islands, inhabited by some 70 million hungry people … if I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000". Apparently we all either starved or drowned and never even noticed! Silly us.
 
In America Marc Morano has said “Ehrlich should go down in history as one of the most disgraced scientists that we have ever seen ... (he) should be disgraced, scientifically, politically, culturally - instead he is given awards and he is praised by the Obama administration. It is a perversion of science”. Morano points to a 1972 article in which Ehrlich suggested adding a forced sterilization agent to staple food and water supplies and, warning of 'unpredictable climatic effects', called on the US to 'de-develop'.
 
One physicist mocked Ehrlich as 'mad, a kook, a lunatic obsessed with doomsdays, and a parasite on the Academic system ... his career built on making absolutely preposterous statements. He's the Bernie Madoff of science ... wrong on virtually everything he has predicted about future state of the world'.
 
Ehrlich's prescription to deal with the catastrophes he was inventing has been, in every case, for the individual to surrender his/her autonomy and future, to an all-wise, all-knowing, all-powerful central entity that'll make all the hard, life and death choices for them. The fact that a similarly megalomaniac ambition governs the IPCC and the UN's policies on climate change is probably the reason why Ehrlich has not been exposed as the fraud he is. The UN wants world government, and so does he.
 
Morano explains that Ehrlich's error over 40 years ago was to take a snapshot of current trends and project it forward into future. He was trying to project population growth vs. technological change, which in the end he got completely wrong. Now, he and other leftist climate scientists are trying to project a snapshot of recent global average temperature trends into the future. Unfortunately for them, they understand the climate change process about as well as they understand the process of technological advancement. He has never been right about anything. You could literally become a millionaire by betting against his every statement.
 
Yet still the man can claim without blushing that most of his predictions have proved correct, which is the diametric opposite of the truth. And still the BBC, an internationally respected broadcaster supported by the British taxpayer and government, is peddling his views in a major pseudo-science programme without adding any rider. You or I would have been careful to say “This is what Ehrlich was saying in the 1970s ...” or “... but subsequent events have proved him wrong”.
 
But no. The BBC and Dallas Campbell are happy to present this forty-year fraudster as a bona fide scientist and his loopy theories as fact.
 
It came as no surprise, therefore, when the programme moved on the Global Warming. The ice sheets are melting, the Antarctic continent is coming apart and starting to flower with lush growth of green plants, sea levels are rising, low-lying countries are doomed and all the rest.
 
Did he mention the thousands of scientists who don't believe it? Did he add a caveat that in the words of former US Navy Meteorologist Dr.Martin Hertzberg the global warming scam is “slowly unfolding; it's beginning to crumble like a house of cards”? Did he admit that in 2012 the Arctic sea ice is greater in extent than it has been for years and larger than last year by the equivalent of Texas and Oklahoma combined, that sea levels have hardly risen at all and nothing like as much as was predicted, that the Gulf Stream continues to flow as normal, that some glaciers are actually growing, not melting, and that there is not a scrap of compelling evidence for man-made global warming and that in fact the only scary 'evidence' that exists is based on computer models, none of which have been proven and all of which reflect the biases of the people loading in the data?
 
Well, no, he didn't. He, like the BBC and the Guardian and the liberal middle class everywhere, are still buying in to the Global Warming myth simply because their weak intellects demand a religion to lean on in these troubled times and political parties aren't quite cutting it lately. The Church of England doesn't come up to scratch, the Catholic Church is riddled with Nazis and sodomy, happy-clappy born-again-ism is intellectually démodé and a bit redneck, Islam might be all right but there's the danger of having to wear a special waistcoat to the Olympics ... but Global Warming is just right: it's free, you don't have to go on Sundays and do embarrassing prayers, it's easy to defend because you can always claim that anyone who disagrees with you must be in the pay of Big Oil, the 21st Century equivalent of Old Scratch, and no one will think badly of you because everyone's on the side of sweet little animals and trees and stuff, aren't they?
 
Well, not Jeremy Clarkson of course, but he tends not to carry too much intellectual weight in the dining-rooms of Islington and Camden Town ...
 

 
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