Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pathways for many to go past God

“Neither blindness nor ignorance corrupts people and governments. They soon realise where the path they have taken is leading them. But there is an impulse within them, favored by their natures and reinforced by their habits, which they do not resist; it continues to propel them forward as long as they have a remnant of strength. He who overcomes himself is divine. Most see the ruin before their eyes; but they go on into it.” – Leopold von Ranke.

(Quote at the beginning of Joachim Fest’s biography of Hitler.)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Chlorine kills campaign

Rachel's Folly: The End of Chlorine 
By Michelle Malkin and Michael Fumento
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The environmentalists are right about one thing: Dirty water kills. Millions are people are dying needlessly all over the world because of it. But are the main culprits man-made pollution and chlorinated chemicals? Try endemic poverty, bad plumbing and lack of access to basic water chlorination techniques. Every year, nearly 1.5 billion people - mostly children under five - suffer from preventable water-borne diseases such as cholera, typhoid fever, amoebic dysentery, bacterial gastroenteritis, giardiasis, schistosomiasis, and various viral diseases such as hepatitis A. Yet now there is a mounting campaign, led by environmental activists in wealthy industrialized nations, to eliminate every last man-made chlorine molecule from the face of the earth.
Greenpeace, the international environmental advocacy group, launched the first salvo in 1991 with its call to phase out completely "the use, export, and import of all organochlorines, elemental chlorine, and chlorinated oxidizing agents (e.g. chlorine dioxide and sodium hypochlorite)."1 As Greenpeace's Joe Thornton explains, "There are no uses of chlorine which we regard as safe."2 Yet chlorination - considered one of the greatest advances ever in public health and hygiene - is almost universally accepted as the method of choice for purifying water supplies.3 In the United States alone, 98 percent of public water systems are purified by chlorine or chlorine based products. Alternative chemical disinfectants such as ozone and other short-lived free radicals have been used in water treatment, but none has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of chlorination.4
Chlorine is a ubiquitous element, one of the basic building blocks of all matter in the universe. In fact, scientists are only now beginning to discover and identify the great number of natural organohalogens present in our world. By one estimate, Mother Nature manufactures at least 1,500 chlorine-containing chemicals.5 Volcanic activity, forest and grass fires, fungi, algae, ferns and the decomposition of seaweed all release chlorinated organics into the environment.6 Our own bodies produce hypochlorite to fight infection and hydrochloric acid for proper digestion.7 And there is, of course, sodium chloride - common table salt - present naturally in mines, lakes and seawater, found in our blood, sweat and tears, and essential to the diets of humans and animals.
Clearly, a goal of total chlorine removal from the environment would be unattainable. And the potential human toll resulting from its eradication is manifest and staggering. Every major scientific investigation of chlorinated water has concluded that the real and proven health risks from microbial contamination of drinking water far exceed the uncertain and hypothetical risks of cancer from chlorination and its byproducts. Why, then, are governmental bodies around the world embracing Greenpeace's caprice - absolute zero tolerance for man-made chlorine - when the hazards to humanity are so explicitly large?
Perhaps the answer can be traced back to the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in 1962. The book is a lyrical tract, the bible of the environmental movement. Carson was the first to bear witness against chlorinated hydrocarbons and other "elixirs of death" created by "the ingenious laboratory manipulation of molecules." She condemned these arrogant manipulations, prophesied a man-made cancer epidemic, and popularized the zero-based approach to regulating synthetic chemicals. A daunting theme runs throughout Silent Spring - that man's ingenuity would be his own worst enemy. And therein lies the essence of Rachel's folly. Carson and her intellectual heirs in the environmental movement embrace a mistaken vision of technology. It is an impaired vision that considers only the risks of industrial chemical compounds, and not the risks created by their absence.
As the late Aaron Wildavsky observed, there are few unalloyed good things in the world. Rarely does one find a substance that has benefits but not costs.8 "Sunsetting" all uses of chlorine may reduce the hypothetical risks associated with such compounds as dioxin, DDT and PCBs. At the same time, however, a blanket ban on chlorine would increase the enormous risks of waterborne microbial infection here and in underdeveloped countries that can now barely afford chlorine disinfectants (let alone costly substitutes such as ozone or ultraviolet light treatment).
Even more daunting, a chlorine phase-out would halt the production of most plastics, pesticides and chlorine-containing drugs like chloroquine, a key anti- malarial drug; halogenated tetracycline-based antibiotics like chlortetracycline; and the family of halogenated antipsychotics such as chlorpromazine.9According to one industry-backed report, almost 85 percent of the pharmaceuticals manufactured worldwide require chlorine at some stage of production; 96 percent of crop-protection chemicals are chlorine-dependent.10 From safe drinking water, clean swimming pools and pest-free crops, to flame retardants and food packaging, quality white paper and bright socks, Saran wrap, plastic bottles, garden hoses, window frames and sturdy plumbing pipes, the end of chlorine would spell the end of modern civilization itself.
There is no plainer example of the health benefits of chlorine, and the health risks of its absence, than the cholera epidemic in Latin America. In February 1991, the first cholera outbreak to hit Peru since the turn of the century was reported.11 According to the journal Nature, U.S. and international health officials blamed the occurrence on Peruvian government officials who made a "gross miscalculation" in not chlorinating the water supply.12
Local water officials in Lima had decided to stop chlorinating many of the wells because U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies conducted in the mid-1 980s showed an increased hypothetical cancer risk from trihalomethanes (THM), a chlorination byproduct.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Climate is a Changing
 Global cooling, WND - Solar scientists are now increasingly forecasting a period of very low activity that will commence in the next few years, by around 2020 to 2025. The result? Cooling, even Little Ice Age conditions.
 In 1895, the panic was over an imminent ice age. 
Later, in the late 1920s, when the earth’s surface warmed less than half a degree, the media jumped on a new threat – global warming, which continued into the late 1950s. 
Then in 1975, the New York Times’ headline blared, “A Major Cooling Widely Considered to Be Inevitable.” 
Then in 1981 it was back to global warming..........
......Today, to cover all their bases, much of the press has changed its terminology from “global warming” to “climate change” or “climate catastrophe.” That way they’re covered either way.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Freedom is to do something

I found this an up lifting response  to a despondancy

"This is a cursed world. If you obey the Ten Commandments. and pray for others, and be polite, and are meek you are devoured alive".

The point of following the Commandments, or being courteous is not so others will be nice to you. The Ten Commandments (and Christ’s Two Commandments) are about our behavior changing others. The point is to live a moral life despite what you see around you. Christ said you have to be as innocent as a dove and as wise as a serpent. That’s a good place to start.

Western subservient thinking” is a kind of inverted self-hatred which is both arrogant and subservient. The arrogance is the reality and the West has been on the wrong track for over a hundred years. Or at least America has. The elitists hate the middle class and always have. They ape the most nihilistic aspects of European thinking amongst the governing class. The latter’s murderous punishment of Germany after WWI – (for me there is a lot more in those politics of that time) in which America fully cooperated – set us up for the killing fields that have followed since.

We all look to something as a turning point. For me, it will be the global demographic implosion at mid-century. We won’t be here to see it, or at least I won’t – but none can predict its outcome, or rather a wise person would refrain from doing so. Maybe by 2115, they’ll call it The Great Inversion, who knows?

Life is full of sorrow, ............ It is only in recent generations that we’ve demanded it be any different, that somehow we should be
 immune to the lot of being human. “Liberty” is costly and

it is always a freedom to do something, not a 

freedom from travail. The latter is the socialist’s mirage.

another phase from the same commenter
"We’re cooked?"

Your second point is cogent: maintaining order at whatever the cost has always been govt’s motive. That’s why we work toward down-sizing the bloat.

 So you both keep your heads down.

You’re right: not in our lifetime. So keep rowing, keep plugging up the holes, keep the bucket brigade going. Do it for the next generation, the way an old man plants oak trees.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

We should be tolerant and have no phobias

Aesop’s Multicultural Fable~

Pa: Honey, I’ve decided that our house isn’t diverse enough some I’m inviting in some termites.

Ma: Termites? But, aren’t they… destructive?

Pa: Ho-ho! That’s just Termitophobia! Most termites are completely harmless.

Ma: But haven’t termites been shown to devour the framework of houses to the point that the whole structure collapses?

Pa: Tornadoes, floods, windstorms, earthquakes, and lots of things can bring your house down. Don’t try to claim that termites are some kind of exceptionally dangerous threat. Why single them out? That would be Termo-intolerant. We need to show them that we trust them, and not examine their doings too closely. That alone will be proof our our superior nature. How could they not appreciate that? I can see them actually strengthening the framework! The wood will be more inclusive!

Ma: But what if they do eat through the beams?

Pa: Well you always said you wanted a skylight.
It is very Difficult to Remove a Gang of Baboons once they get into the Peanut Butter Factory !!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Can not practise white advancement

I have been wondering about why Whites are racists,
And no other race is…
Proud to be White
Michael Richards makes his point….
Michael Richards better known as Kramer
From TVs’ Seinfeld does make a good point.
This was his defense speech in court
After making racial comments in his comedy act.
In it he raised a few interesting points…
Someone finally said it.
But how many are actually paying attention to this?
There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans,
Arab Americans, etc.
And then there are just Americans…
You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction.
You call me ‘White boy’, ‘Cracker’, ‘Honkey’, ‘Whitey’, ‘Caveman’…
And that’s OK…
But when I call you Nigger, Kike,
Towel head, Sand-nigger, Camel Jockey, Beaner, Gook, or Chink…
You call me a racist.
You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you…
So why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live in?
You have the United Negro College Fund.
You have Martin Luther King Day.
You have Black History Month.
You have Cesar Chavez Day.
You have Yom Hashoah.
You have Ma’uled Al-Nabi.
You have the NAACP.
You have BET…
Imagine if we had WET
(White Entertainment Television)…
We’d be racists.
If we had a White Pride Day,
You would call us racists.
If we had White History Month,
We’d be racists.
If we had any organization for whites only to ‘advance’ OUR lives,
We’d be racists.
We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce,
And then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce.
Wonder who pays for that???
A white woman could not be in the
Miss Black American pageant,
But any color can be in the Miss America pageant.
If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships…
You know we’d be racists.
There are over 60 openly proclaimed
Black Colleges in the US …
Yet if there were ‘White colleges’,
That would be a racist college.
In the Million Men March,
You believed that you were marching for your race and rights.
If we marched for our race and rights,
You would call us racists.
You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange,
And you’re not afraid to announce it.
But when we announce our white pride,
You call us racists.
You rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us.
When a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.
I am proud…
But you call me a racist.
Why is it that only whites can be racists???
There is nothing improper
About this e-mail…
But let’s see which of you are proud enough to send it on.
I sadly don’t think many will.
That’s why
We have LOST most of OUR RIGHTS
In this country.
We won’t stand up for ourselves!
It’s not a crime YET…
But getting very close!

Friday, January 2, 2015

regulated shire? frying pan to fire?


[The following post is by TDV Contributor Pete Gorman]
I love New Zealand, the breathtaking natural beauty, the mostly open and friendly people and my own history here create a real bond with the place, but all my adult life I have felt oppressed by an ever increasing multitude of laws, regulation and bureaucracy, and it is increasing all the time. I have witnessed the slow erosion of freedom, of the old New Zealand of my Grandfathers day. I have seen the nanny state welfare and 'education' systems turn a large portion of our young adults into helpless unskilled and unmotivated state dependants.
There is a marked antipathy against entrepreneurship, at least among the poor, as if profit is morally reprehensible.  Free enterprise barely rates a mention, all you hear about is jobs jobs jobs... the country is rife with woolly headed socialism. Issues of personal freedoms barely make it into the public discourse, if at all.. The regulatory burden slowly increases over time, we are like the proverbial frogs in the saucepan of water.
I ran into an old friend now running an orchard in the countryside. While showing me around we come across an excavation no more than 5 meters across. He explained, "I have a stainless steel pool to go in there, I got it for $1,500 but its going to cost $18,000 in resource consents and engineering reports so I'm just going to leave it". You can tell with a glance there would be no structural issue with the pool.
In a neighbouring village another friend had a solar hot water unit up and running for the last seven years. She told me that the council have just come along and forced her to take it down because it does not have 'resource consent'. Yes in NZ you have to get permission to make even relatively small changes to your own house.
My Aunty had an idea to start a roadside coffee stall, she would have been required to spend $10,000 on fees. A resource consent, a ministry of transport application and even a consultation with the local Maori Iwi. Needless to say she did not go ahead with the idea.
And then there is this bizarre obsession with safety here. I have seen this obsession with safety grow until it is quite pathological. Small children now have to wear hi-visibility gear to leave the school grounds, also a wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, buddy system and extra supervision. Children are routinely dropped off and picked up rather than 'risk' the walk. This pathology is well illustrated by an anecdote from my Aunty. While at a school football game she noted that all the mothers would call their child in every 10 minutes for water or a snack as if they are going to perish of dehydration in half an hour. Some years back a law was introduced regulating the temperatures food must be served at in  retail outlets, since then the pies have been too hot and the sandwiches too cold.
The guy who washes windows at the university is encumbered with two signs that say 'warning tripping hazard'.  He has to move and set these up again every five minutes as he moves along the side of the building.
My brother is going back to running a small fishing day-boat. He is required to furnish an enormous 'safety plan', something he finds rather burdensome and pointless.
My 250cc scooter costs $477 a year in motor registration, its compulsory to wear a helmet, and if you dare to even ride to the shop and back without one you will hear how you are setting a bad example. This is common here, for people to police themselves (or rather their neighbours!) Also in NZ the price of fuel is doubled because of tax on it. Also the price of alcohol and tobacco is hugely expensive because of taxes. Another thing, in a bar here a serving of spirits is 30ml (almost nothing!) and it will probably cost $10.
To become a property owner in NZ most people now will be in debt to the bank all their lives. The high price of property spills out into prices for everything making NZ one of the most expensive countries in the world. My house is illegal, strict building codes regulate even to the type of wood permitted to be used. D.I.Y shacks have been bulldozed by the council. Even worse, legislation looks likely to be introduced perpetrating a 'warrant of fitness' for rental housing. This should mop up the last of the cheaper housing options.
When the National Party recently got re-elected it was inevitable what would happen. Massive government debt, increased surveillance and joining in with Americas 'War of Terror'. The government recently introduced the 'foreign fighters' bill. No one predicted they would also spend $80 million on new paper currency and reduce the legal blood alcohol driving limit to 1 beer. But the icing on the cake was when the police came out with a 1km/hr speed tolerance for the summer holiday period. 1km!!  For American readers, that is about 0.6 miles per hour... if you go more than 0.6 miles per hour over the speed limit you get extorted!
It is likely that we can expect a false flag terror event like Australia and Canada, to further give excuse for increased state power. There is a strong possibility that this could turn most of the west into an authoritarian state. This probably means that it is going to get worse before it gets better.
New Zealand is often listed as one of the 'most free' countries in the world to live and do business. Perhaps this is the case for medium to large business but is not the case for individual free enterprise. Most people here have never experienced freedom and so seem unaware of the oppression we live under. Perhaps others do not experience this stuff as oppression, but I do.
This is why I am going to Anarchapulco, and why I am going on a one way ticket.
New Zealand born Pete Gorman spent his early life as an underground rock musician and then EDM producer before entering film school in 2003. He worked in regional television before working as a media producer for the University of Otago. Lifelong Anarchist beliefs eventually led to the discovery of the Anarchast channel and a growing passion for the Anarchist message of freedom and non-violence, and to his current position as Director of Media for TDV Media.

continuing Ipcc saga, though dated 2013

IPCC Climate change “Pig in a Poke”, Where’s the truth?
This month the IPCC will meet with great publicity to write the political executive summary of their 5th Assessment Report. See Vincent Gray on the background to these here. David Rose at the Mail on Sunday questions how they got it all so wrong.”Climate change sceptics are more outspoken. Dr Benny Peiser, of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, described the leaked report as a ‘staggering concoction of confusion, speculation and sheer ignorance’.

IPCC AR5 Renews Demands For Governments Buy Their Climate Change Pig In A Poke

Repost from
Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball
Buying “a pig in a poke” refers to buying an unseen piglet in a sack. The piglet was actually a cat, so when you opened the sack after purchase “the cat was out of the bag.”
Governments bought the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ‘pig’ ‘that human CO2 was causing global warming wrapped in the ‘poke’ of their Reports. IPCC assured buyers it was a pig with 90+ percent certainty.
They fooled governments and media four times now they offer a new poke in Assessment Report 5 (AR5), but with 95 percent certainty it’s a pig. This is despite the fact that the cat is already out of the bag. Their predictions have failed. For 17 years global temperatures have declined while CO2 levels continue to increase. Arctic summer ice, supposedly all gone by 2013 has recovered by 60 percent in one year. Severe weather has not increased. Damage done by policies already implemented, such as green jobs and alternate energies, is already evident. Newspaper coverage declined dramatically as people sense problems even if they don’t understand (Figure 1). Decline followed the peak created by Gore’s false fantasy An Inconvenient Truth.
Figure 1
Instead of acknowledging error, the IPCC [tries] to defend the indefensible. This alone warrants disbanding of the agency.
They’re in a corner of their own design. They manufactured the poke through an organization, process, and computer models designed to prove their claim. Now we know it contains a cat. More frightening for them, people, including governments, are asking questions. A report by German scientists showing 65 climate models failed to predict the current no temperature increase period caused EU and US governments to ask questions.