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Up in Arms over Climate Change
All very well and good - perhaps - but how do you like your plastic? Fried? Baked? So many choices.
This post was inspired by blogger pal, PennyforyourThoughts, and her recent post titled:
Pre-Emptive War on China, Russia, India as the ONLY Solution to Climate Change?
I also randomly picked up a couple of what I think are extremely relative, and certainly pithy, comments on the Net; sorry I forgot to get the URL's:
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled." (Mark Twain )
"Change = life .. static involves a headstone " (commenter J London)
There are plenty of strong, credible voices out there that don't see climate as our worst problem, if indeed a problem at all - other than being a ready bolster to all sorts of profit motives and reasons to keep on building lucrative (for some) war munitions.
(Time to re-read Major General Smedley Butler's WAR IS A RACKET. Free online here.)
Other voices aim at whipping up fear in the general population, pointing in the direction of a situation that has by no means been proven to exist, and may well be not our biggest problem if it does exist.
Guardian: Thousands block roads in Extinction Rebellion protests across London
"Extinction Rebellion": wouldn't you like to know who funds them? I certainly would. They are happy to tell you "Our Story", but you can be sure it's not the whole story. This takes organization on an extremely professional and expensive scale; so it's hardly a spontaneous, grass-roots uprising.
The Guardian has been proven to be a left-biased news outlet and has been credibly accused of some serious lies, but it does (kind of) stand to reason that the following may well be all too true:
Guardian (5 mos. ago): Microplastics found in human stools for the first time
Guardian (4/15/19): Winds carry microplastics ‘everywhere' - even on to remote mountaintops
National Geographics carries a similar story:
NatGeo: Microplastics are raining down from the sky
More pertinent and immediate to Canada, Penny has also brought to my wandering attention the story of how the Canadian government is stroking (with taxpayer dollars) yet another massive corporate conglomerate -- Loblaws and all of its numerous namesakes:
GlobalNews: Why is Loblaw getting $12M to install new refrigerators?
CBC: Tories cry foul over $12M to help Loblaws buy energy-efficient coolers
Where does the government come up with this stuff? There's absolutely no way anyone can assess accurately the overall emissions advantage, and certainly not how many vehicles equal so many Loblaw's fridges.
Anybody who swallows this claptrap is in serious mental difficulty.
Here is just one scientific study (Oxford 2013) that admits there is no reliable measure of any carbon footprint. The fact that there are so many differing forms of measurement suggests to me that this is psychological mumbo jumbo designed, for political purposes, to convince a gullible public.
And if you prefer something more recent:
SCMP Sept. 2015: Many global warming studies may be wrong as carbon dating found to be highly unreliable for organic matter over 30,000 years old
It's easy to see why Trudeau so frequently harps on his desire to improve things for the "middle class". He knows it's what the voter needs to hear; but it's not his top priority by any means. Getting re-elected this year is the driving force behind his every action and every word that comes out of his mouth. The man is showing definite signs of having been bought and paid-for by corporations.
Need I say it again: being ruled by corporations is called "fascism", and I'm rather partial to this definition by Bogdanor, quoting George Orwell:
Related on YYC: He's such a nice boy that Justin ... who'd have thought he was part weasel?
It's not difficult to tell who are right-leaning and left-leaning media outlets. The right-leaning are making hay out of this:
CTV: Loblaws refrigerators the wrong place to shop for votes
I don't think McKenna was unaware at all. (Scroll down to the second video in the GlobalNews article. She's much better rehearsed in the top video, which clearly is the most recent one.) She looked pretty nervous as she mouthed by rote, in stilted fashion, the platitudes she'd been instructed to issue. If Trudeau keeps her out in front with this thing, how long will she be able to withstand the heat, or is her conscience already bothering her too much?
It doesn't take a massive brain to figure out that it's the "middle class" who will pay, in increased consumer costs, not only for fuel but also for food, and eventually for government-mandated purchases of electric vehicles -- not to mention the cost of perpetually prolonging the SNC-Lavalin court proceedings.
There's no doubt at all from whence Loblaws will extract the funds to pay its share of the cost of the new coolers! People have to buy food, don't they?
Lest anyone imagine it's only the Liberals whose hands are soiled, the Conservative backlash may appear to be a show of concern for the average citizen, but the driving force behind its fight is a cynical play for votes and ultimate control of our country's resources.
It's too bad that so many would-be "leaders" have so little strength of character that they scrap like children, point the finger at anything and anybody but themselves, and lie and exaggerate constantly to cover their own backsides.
You should read the full CTV article above; it also suggests that Trudeau is not as soft on immigration as he lets on, and this may be his way of appealing to the "right" vote.
Both Scheer and Trudeau belong in a circus.
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