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Jan 29 2012

Riding on the Crony Socialist Gravy Train All the Live-Long Day

Why is zillionaire crony socialist Warren Buffett singing “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” on communist Chinese television?

Maybe because his financial and propaganda support of the Manchurian Moonbat appear to have paid off. Obama killing the Keystone XL pipeline will cost us little people tens of thousands of jobs and send Canadian oil to China that would have come to us, but it will mean extra profits for Buffett, thanks to his railroad holdings.

That’s how business is done, now that our system is rotted through with moonbattery.

Hat tip: Cristy Li.


  • Bob Roberts

    Back in the 70s, scientists were “convinced” we were headed for a mini ice age.

    Then, in the 80s, the threat became runaway warming. Of course they denied that any real scientist ever said it was going to get cold, even though the geological record shows that the primary climate danger we face is periodic deep, long cold periods.

    But then the period of normal, natural warming we experienced for a decade or so came to an end. Suddenly all the alarmism about “global warming” switched to concerns about “climate change”.

    At that time I stated, repeatedly, that it wouldn’t be more than a decade before scientists were again warning about the coming dire global cooling and the trick would be to find a way to blame it on humans.

    Looks like I didn’t have to wait as long as I expected.

    Forget global warming – it’s Cycle 25 we need to worry about (and if NASA scientists are right the Thames will be freezing over again)
    Met Office releases new figures which show no warming in 15 years

    Now not to worry – Al Gore already warned us that come drought, deluge, boil or freeze, it was all due to anthropogenically induced climate change, because the science was settled, the debate was over and the consensus view was that humans were more powerful than the sun and were therefore the only possible thing that could be causing climate to change so severely and rapidly.

    yeahRITE!

    And all those alarmists who said that the Earth was catastrophically warming and the Arctic would soon be ice free (actually that was a real possibility – it’s a normal, natural event as proven by both geological and historic records) buried their heads in the sand and refused to look outside, preferring the output of their flawed computer models over actual hard data from observations:

    Temperatures fall to 50 below in Fairbanks; small air carriers cancel flights

    Now here’s the thing. -50 in Alaska is no big deal (other than it tends to disprove the alarmists claims about runway human induced warming). This is normal, natural and, as I’ve been saying, INEVITABLE.

    You see, climate changes. Always has, always will. It is forced by things that are orders of magnitude beyond anything human beings are capable of doing – only those who curiously refuse to believe in a higher power even as they say silly things that indicate they’ve elevated humans to that role seem to be unable to comprehend that simple, obvious truth.

    Moonbats. They’re worth a laugh, now and then – just read virtually ANY of lao’s post, try to put out of your mind the fact he’s a homosexual pedophile, and you might be able to laugh at the nonsense he apparently either believes or hopes we will.

  • Bob Roberts

    So why does the above relate to this thread?

    One reason the pipeline is being blocked is because it was to transport fossil fuel and Obama is trying to calm his base and avoid the blowback for not doing anything to punish and harm evil energy companies.

    And the crony capitalists that are in the news the most are the many “green” technology companies that received massive federal funding and subsequently went bankrupt – and did I notice they were for the most part if not all huge Obama supporters, just like Buffet?

    From the link in the above story, things I’ve been predicting for almost two decades are now coming about just like I said they would:

    Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997.
    again.

    Meanwhile, leading climate scientists yesterday told The Mail on Sunday that, after emitting unusually high levels of energy throughout the 20th Century, the sun is now heading towards a ‘grand minimum’ in its output, threatening cold summers, bitter winters and a shortening of the season available for growing food.

    According to a paper issued last week by the Met Office, there is a 92 per cent chance that both Cycle 25 and those taking place in the following decades will be as weak as, or weaker than, the ‘Dalton minimum’ of 1790 to 1830. In this period, named after the meteorologist John Dalton, average temperatures in parts of Europe fell by 2C.
    However, it is also possible that the new solar energy slump could be as deep as the ‘Maunder minimum’ (after astronomer Edward Maunder), between 1645 and 1715 in the coldest part of the ‘Little Ice Age’ when, as well as the Thames frost fairs, the canals of Holland froze solid.

    ‘World temperatures may end up a lot cooler than now for 50 years or more,’ said Henrik Svensmark, director of the Center for Sun-Climate Research at Denmark’s National Space Institute. ‘It will take a long battle to convince some climate scientists that the sun is important. It may well be that the sun is going to demonstrate this on its own, without the need for their help.’
    He pointed out that, in claiming the effect of the solar minimum would be small, the Met Office was relying on the same computer models that are being undermined by the current pause in global-warming.

    Dr Nicola Scafetta, of Duke University in North Carolina, is the author of several papers that argue the Met Office climate models show there should have been ‘steady warming from 2000 until now’.
    ‘If temperatures continue to stay flat or start to cool again, the divergence between the models and recorded data will eventually become so great that the whole scientific community will question the current theories,’ he said.
    He believes that as the Met Office model attaches much greater significance to CO2 than to the sun, it was bound to conclude that there would not be cooling. ‘The real issue is whether the model itself is accurate,’ Dr Scafetta said. Meanwhile, one of America’s most eminent climate experts, Professor Judith Curry of the Georgia Institute of Technology, said she found the Met Office’s confident prediction of a ‘negligible’ impact difficult to understand.
    ‘The responsible thing to do would be to accept the fact that the models may have severe shortcomings when it comes to the influence of the sun,’ said Professor Curry. As for the warming pause, she said that many scientists ‘are not surprised’.

    She argued it is becoming evident that factors other than CO2 play an important role in rising or falling warmth, such as the 60-year water temperature cycles in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
    ‘They have insufficiently been appreciated in terms of global climate,’ said Prof Curry. When both oceans were cold in the past, such as from 1940 to 1970, the climate cooled. The Pacific cycle ‘flipped’ back from warm to cold mode in 2008 and the Atlantic is also thought likely to flip in the next few years .
    Pal Brekke, senior adviser at the Norwegian Space Centre, said some scientists found the importance of water cycles difficult to accept, because doing so means admitting that the oceans – not CO2 – caused much of the global warming between 1970 and 1997.
    The same goes for the impact of the sun – which was highly active for much of the 20th Century.
    ‘Nature is about to carry out a very interesting experiment,’ he said. ‘Ten or 15 years from now, we will be able to determine much better whether the warming of the late 20th Century really was caused by man-made CO2, or by natural variability.’
    Meanwhile, since the end of last year, world temperatures have fallen by more than half a degree, as the cold ‘La Nina’ effect has re-emerged in the South Pacific.
    ‘We’re now well into the second decade of the pause,’ said Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. ‘If we don’t see convincing evidence of global warming by 2015, it will start to become clear whether the models are bunk. And, if they are, the implications for some scientists could be very serious.’

  • Bob Roberts

    And as for the general cronyism that was supporting “green” movements:

    The face plant of the green energy sector wholly dependent on subsidies is one the easiest calls you could make the last few years.

    Spain halted subsidies for renewable energy projects to help curb its budget deficit and rein in power-system borrowings backed by the state that reached 24 billion euros ($31 billion) at the end of 2011.

    The Spanish action follows Germany’s announcement last week that it would phase out support for solar panels by 2017 and the U.K.’s legal battle to reduce its subsidies for the industry.

    Investment bank Barclays Capital has closed its US emissions trading desk in New York, sources said Wednesday, a move that takes one of the primary traders of California carbon allowances (CCAs) out of the emerging market.

    DON’T MISS THIS BIT:

    The London-based bank has decided to focus on more standard markets in the U.S. like power, coal and oil, said Kedin Kilgore, the former head of US Emissions Trading at Barclays, who has left the bank to explore other opportunities.

  • oldguy

    This guy reminds me of the Krupp family of Germany.

  • The other Paul

    How about ‘Money can buy you happiness, but money can’t buy good sense – can’t buy good sense – can’t buy good sense – no no no’ or something like that?

  • Mr. Buffett was wishing them Happy Chinese New Year that’s all.

    I, too, sent the Chinese a music video. It’s on youtube and it’s a bunch of urban youths singing about how it’s free to swipe their EBT cards.

  • Spider

    The American sheeple deserve no better. When a society allows itself to be abused, it gives up it’s right to complain.

  • Deborah Leigh

    Spider, not all of us are sheeple. There are many of us fighting the good fight against domestic foes. Our complaints are covered under the First Amendment of the US Constitution. By-the-way, where do you reside? I’m curious, because I haven’t found a place where there isn’t abuse. You, however, must have found Utopia.

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