Hodjanernes Blog

9 august 2006

Fake news: HetZZbollahs manual for fotomanipulation

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Brev fra en svensker – der er emigreret til USA – til Gates of Vienna

Dear Baron Bodissey,

Halmstad, SwedenI am from Sweden, Halmstad to be more precise, not too far south of Gothenburg. I lived there until July 2005 when I moved to Michigan, USA where I have been living since.

I must say your article made my stomach turn. I can easily discard what many bloggers responded to your article with, as I have seen a lot of what you wrote with my own eyes. I am 20 years old and even I can say that when I was younger Sweden was a better place, the last 10 years have brought a new wave of “civilization” there.

Posing with a Swedish flag, singing the National Anthem or discussing immigration is labeled as “racism”, not only by immigrants, but by the Swedish media as well. Aftonbladet is probably the Swedish biggest newspaper, and not too long ago they presented pictures of people involved with nationalistic parties, including their home address, phone number and other information. Yet when 5 Arabic boys between 16 and 21 raped a 14 year old girl, they showed only blackened profile pictures and no other information, not even a first name.

I can say I have really seen the negative impact of the immigration. The USA may have a lot of immigrants but the US Government does not play sissy games as Sweden does. The immigrants in Sweden take full advantage of what they can, and no one says it’s enough, that when you move to a country, you have to adapt to it. I am not saying to disband your culture or beliefs, not at all, but enforcing it and disregarding the culture of the citizens of the actual country you come to is beyond disrepectful.

Læs resten på Gates of Vienna og artiklen der udløste brevet og her er der en opfølgende kommentar til brevet om Scandislamia og her om no-go-zoner i Oslo.

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The You Can Be A Reuters Stringer Too! Karnival

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Reuters admits war is faked

Spørgsmål til DR’s generaldirektør Kenneth Plummer

I anledning af Ole Hyltofts artikel i Jyllandsposten er det belejligt at spørge, om du deler holdning med den tidligere generaldirektør Nissen:

“Hvis Danmarks Radio skal tage sit idegrundlag alvorligt, så bør vi bevidst i den samlede sendeflade forsøge at dæmme op over for den højrebølge i indvandrerspørgsmålet, der strømmer igennem landet.”… Selv om Nissen i dag siger, at han fortryder brugen af ordet “højrebølge”, så står han ved den udtalelse, som har været med til at rejse kritik af generaldirektøren.”

Ja egentlig er det jo et dumt spørgsmål – for DR demonstrerer jo dagligt, at intet er ændret – og det gælder jo ikke alene indvandringsspørgsmålet.

Drivhuseffekt anno 1948

Global warming, 1948 style [Iain Murray]

A scientist friend discovered an article from 1948 entitled “The Present Climatic Fluctuation.” Written by Professor Hans Ahlmann of the University of Stockholm, it begins:

The present climatic fluctuation has been discussed since the 1920’s almost exclusively in scientific circles, although it has recently become a subject of more than academic interest…Ordinary people are beginning to realize that something has happened and is happening which is of great interest to themselves. The last dry summer, which transformed large parts of Western Europe into a virtual steppe, increased this interest and also caused anxiety, though this drought cannot be said with any certainty to belong to the present climatic fluctuation.

Sound familiar? All that is missing is adocumentary by Thomas E Dewey on the subject. Anyway, Ahlmann documents rapidly rising temperatures, glaciers melting like crazy, atmospheric circulation changes, species shifting, sea level rise, and so on from all around the world. But he concludes:

If we find in the Antarctic similar evidence of the present climatic fluctuation as has been found in other parts of the world, we shall be justified in concluding that the present fluctuation is a world-wode phenomenon and probably the result of variations in solar activity which, slow as they may be to take effect, are actually resulting in an improvement in the climate of our world.

How times change!

The Corner

Tak for sidst fra Anita Bay Bundegaard

Den radikale student Anita Bay Bundegaard, der blev kendt på at ville invitere alle verdens 3-4 milliarder fattige til Danmark, skriver i Politiken i en genanmeldelse af Anders Fogh Rasmussens bog “Fra Socialstat til Minimalstat” i forbindelse med valget i 2001, hvor hun ikke kom i Folketinget, og hvor de borgerlige kom til magten:

»Da Ikast-Danmark kom til magten, indskrænkede man ingenlunde staten«, skriver hun efter at have fortalt om dem, som »misundelige og forurettede har følt, at en ’kulturradikal elite’ alt for længe havde bestemt i det her land«.

Hvorfor Ikast skal hænges ud, forklarer hun ikke. Men mon noget af forklaringen ligger her og her. Holstebro er som bekendt ligesom Ikast beliggende i Ringkøbing Amt. Er der nogen rønnebær, der er sure?

Drivhuseffekten ophørte i 1998

For many years now, human-caused climate change has been viewed as a large and urgent problem. In truth, however, the biggest part of the problem is neither environmental nor scientific, but a self-created political fiasco. Consider the simple fact, drawn from the official temperature records of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, that for the years 1998-2005 global average temperature did not increase (there was actually a slight decrease, though not at a rate that differs significantly from zero).

Yes, you did read that right. And also, yes, this eight-year period of temperature stasis did coincide with society’s continued power station and SUV-inspired pumping of yet more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

In response to these facts, a global warming devotee will chuckle and say “how silly to judge climate change over such a short period”. Yet in the next breath, the same person will assure you that the 28-year-long period of warming which occurred between 1970 and 1998 constitutes a dangerous (and man-made) warming. Tosh. Our devotee will also pass by the curious additional facts that a period of similar warming occurred between 1918 and 1940, well prior to the greatest phase of world industrialisation, and that cooling occurred between 1940 and 1965, at precisely the time that human emissions were increasing at their greatest rate.

Two simple graphs provide needed context, and exemplify the dynamic, fluctuating nature of climate change. The first is a temperature curve for the last six million years, which shows a three-million year period when it was several degrees warmer than today, followed by a three-million year cooling trend which was accompanied by an increase in the magnitude of the pervasive, higher frequency, cold and warm climate cycles. During the last three such warm (interglacial) periods, temperatures at high latitudes were as much as 5 degrees warmer than today’s. The second graph shows the average global temperature over the last eight years, which has proved to be a period of stasis.

The essence of the issue is this. Climate changes naturally all the time, partly in predictable cycles, and partly in unpredictable shorter rhythms and rapid episodic shifts, some of the causes of which remain unknown. We are fortunate that our modern societies have developed during the last 10,000 years of benignly warm, interglacial climate. But for more than 90 per cent of the last two million years, the climate has been colder, and generally much colder, than today. The reality of the climate record is that a sudden natural cooling is far more to be feared, and will do infinitely more social and economic damage, than the late 20th century phase of gentle warming.

Mere på Telegraph Prof Bob Carter is a geologist at James Cook University, Queensland, engaged in paleoclimate research.

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