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Senior British MP confesses he was wrong about global warming - says climate change is 'real, but due to natural causes'

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Tim Yeo: 'The climate is changing but humans aren't causing it to change'... which begs the questions; what is?
The climate is changing - but not in the style prognosticated by the global warmist fanatics.

As the bottom falls out of the man-made climate change industry, those who were among its most bullish investors at the height of the scam are now covering their positions in a bear market.

Great damage was done to this much-hyped imposture by Climategate ("Hide the decline!"), by the discredited "hockey stick", by the farce over "melting" Himalayan glaciers and the "decrease" in the polar bear population from 5,000 in 1970 to 25,000 today. Yet what has chiefly discredited the climate change superstition is the basic, inescapable fact that there has been no global warming since 1997.

The official face-saving response is that this is a "pause" in an otherwise menacing trend - a pause of a decade and a half. The warmist fanatics will freeze to death in their solar bunkers before they will admit defeat; but the more worldly wise, especially scientists anxious to preserve a vestige of academic credibility, are now striving to effect a withdrawal in good order.

Even the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change began to ratchet down its more extravagant predictions as early as 2007. In 2010 the Royal Society reviewed its stance on the Anthropogenic Global Warming theory and assumed a more neutral position. Since then, it has been like the retreat from Moscow: last month Oxford scientists, albeit in Delphic language, moderated forecasts of climate disaster.

Comment: Yes, the global warmists are bonkers, but let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Most people clearly see that something WEIRD is going on with the weather. If man is not the cause of it, what is?..

Last Ice Age took just SIX months to arrive

Ice Ages start and end so suddenly, "it's like a button was pressed," say scientists

Ireland: County Clare lake shows ice age came quickly


Hourglass

Climate change and revolution: Complex systems theorists warn we are one year away from global riots

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What's the number one reason we riot? The plausible, justifiable motivations of trampled-upon humanfolk to fight back are many - poverty, oppression, disenfranchisement, etc - but the big one is more primal than any of the above. It's hunger, plain and simple. If there's a single factor that reliably sparks social unrest, it's food becoming too scarce or too expensive. So argues a group of complex systems theorists in Cambridge, and it makes sense.

In a 2011 paper, researchers at the Complex Systems Institute unveiled a model that accurately explained why the waves of unrest that swept the world in 2008 and 2011 crashed when they did. The number one determinant was soaring food prices. Their model identified a precise threshold for global food prices that, if breached, would lead to worldwide unrest.

Stormtrooper

The terrifying future of the United States


Comment: Regarding internment camps, we've read the Army document referenced in this video (@ 8 mins) and understand it to be really referring to setting up internment camps for insurgents abroad, in countries where the U.S.-backed regime is weak and upheld by U.S. military intervention.

Which isn't to say that such facilities at home are not an option on the table for the psychopathic U.S. regime. There has been a lot of talk about FEMA camps and such, going back to the Rex-84 document, but not a lot of supporting evidence on the ground.

However, when all the other evidence that the U.S. has transformed itself into a police state is taken into consideration, it seems as if the country itself has become one big internment camp.


Che Guevara

Thousands of protesters pack Istanbul's Taksim Square, over 900 arrested across Turkey

Thousands of protesters pack Istanbul's Taksim Square, over 900 arrested across Turkey


Police in Istanbul have withdrawn from Taksim Square, allowing the mass protest to continue unabated, Turkish media report. Istanbul and Ankara are entering the third day of violent protests, with tear gas and water cannon deployed and over 900 arrested.

Minor scuffles broke out after protesters lobbed fireworks at officers as they were drawing back, the state-run Anadolu Agency reports. Police removed barricades around the square, located in the heart of the city, which had previously been erected to prevent the anti-government protests, Private Dogan news agency said.

Despite the authorities decision to allow tens of thousands to flood onto the square, the main subway gateway to Taksim, the central station in the city's metro network, has reportedly been shut down in an effort to keep more people from reaching the ongoing protests.

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© Twitter: Stun ☠ @57UN
"This is the voice of the revolution!" #occupyturkey #occupytaksim pic.twitter.com/QZTLKRBaMJ

Che Guevara

Revolution underway in NATO protectorate Turkey? Istanbul Occupied

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Taken from Occupy Gezi’s Facebook page.
To my friends who live outside of Turkey:

I am writing to let you know what is going on in Istanbul for the last five days. I personally have to write this because most of the media sources are shut down by the government and word of mouth and the internet are the only ways left for us to explain ourselves and call for help and support.

Four days ago a group of people who did not belong to any specific organization or ideology got together in Istanbul's Gezi Park. Among them there were many of my friends and students. Their reason was simple: To prevent and protest the upcoming demolishing of the park for the sake of building yet another shopping mall at very center of the city. There are numerous shopping malls in Istanbul, at least one in every neighborhood! The tearing down of the trees was supposed to begin early Thursday morning. People went to the park with their blankets, books and children. They put their tents down and spent the night under the trees. Early in the morning when the bulldozers started to pull the hundred-year-old trees out of the ground, they stood up against them to stop the operation.

They did nothing other than standing in front of the machines.

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Taksim Square is now Occupied: Istanbul, on Sunday.

Cloud Precipitation

'Cursed spring' of relentless rain: Italy just went through its wettest spring in at least 150 years

Italy shivers through 'cursed spring' of relentless rain

June normally heralds the arrival of summer heat, but 2013's capricious weather is fuelling new meteorological obsession


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© Alessandra Benedetti/Corbis
Pope Francis surrounded by Catholics sheltering from the heavy rain under umbrellas in St Peter's Square this week.
As the breeze swept in under the cafe's parasols and the sky darkened over Rome, waiter Apu Haq exchanged commiserations with a customer nursing an espresso and a scowl. "They said summer was going to arrive this week," remarked Haq, "and instead came winter." Within minutes, torrential rain was lashing the cobblestones as thunder rumbled in the distance. "It's all the wrong way round," said a bewildered Haq, from Bangladesh. "It's incredible. I've been here for 10 years now and I've never seen anything like it. It's too strange."

Italian springs are often strange, but this one will perhaps be remembered as particularly capricious. As with much of northern Europe, the country has shivered its way through a good deal of the year. In the north-west, according to the Italian meteorological society, residents have had the coldest May since 1991. In much of the north-east, the spring has been the wettest for at least 150 years. A mountain stage of the Giro d'Italia bike race was called off due to snow and ice. Beach resorts in Tuscany have been flooded. Many farmers have suffered huge damage to their crops.

Now, as June arrives, it should technically be summer. But it certainly doesn't feel like it. "Last year, by this point, we were going to the sea. At the beginning of June we went down to the Fori Imperiali and sunbathed," said Mario Ramelli, a street-corner florist in central Rome. This spring's brutto tempo has been a topic of conversation with many of his customers - that is, those who stop to buy a pot of pansies or, optimistically, some sunflowers. "When it's horrid and wet, people hurry by," said Ramelli. "It's not good for work."

Comment: How's the weather where you are?

Notice anything about the climate in the past couple of years?


Smoking

Why 'World No Tobacco Day'? Smoking is good for memory and concentration

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Smoking aids concentration and memory, something the Powers That Be would rather you didn't have.
Smoking can help boost memory and concentration, say scientists. The discovery offers hope of a nicotine pill that mimics these effects to treat Alzheimer's disease.

Experts are developing drugs that copy the active ingredients in tobacco that stimulate the brain without causing heart disease, cancer, stroke or addiction.

The move follows the discovery that nicotine can boost the intelligence and recall ability of animals in laboratory experiments.

The researchers, who present their latest findings at a brain conference today, hope that the new drugs, which will be available in five years, could have fewer side effects than existing medicines for dementia.

But they stress the new treatment would not be a cure for Alzheimer's disease. At best it will only give patients a few extra months of independent life.

Tobacco has long been known to have a stimulating effect on the brain. Victorian doctors recommended smoking as a means of sharpening the wits and boosting concentration.

Comment: Medical research in the hands of Big Pharma is generally a disaster, but the silver lining here is that they went from trying to prove that smoking kills to showing that it's so healthy, they want to make a pile of money from it.


Ice Cube

To the horror of global warming alarmists, global cooling is here

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Earth, covered in ice.
Around 1250 A.D., historical records show, ice packs began showing up farther south in the North Atlantic. Glaciers also began expanding on Greenland, soon to threaten Norse settlements on the island. From 1275 to 1300 A.D., glaciers began expanding more broadly, according to radiocarbon dating of plants killed by the glacier growth. The period known today as the Little Ice Age was just starting to poke through.

Summers began cooling in Northern Europe after 1300 A.D., negatively impacting growing seasons, as reflected in the Great Famine of 1315 to 1317. Expanding glaciers and ice cover spreading across Greenland began driving the Norse settlers out. The last, surviving, written records of the Norse Greenland settlements, which had persisted for centuries, concern a marriage in 1408 A.D. in the church of Hvalsey, today the best preserved Norse ruin.

Colder winters began regularly freezing rivers and canals in Great Britain, the Netherlands and Northern France, with both the Thames in London and the Seine in Paris frozen solid annually. The first River Thames Frost Fair was held in 1607. In 1607-1608, early European settlers in North America reported ice persisting on Lake Superior until June. In January, 1658, a Swedish army marched across the ice to invade Copenhagen. By the end of the 17th century, famines had spread from northern France, across Norway and Sweden, to Finland and Estonia.

Reflecting its global scope, evidence of the Little Ice Age appears in the Southern Hemisphere as well. Sediment cores from Lake Malawi in southern Africa show colder weather from 1570 to 1820. A 3,000 year temperature reconstruction based on varying rates of stalagmite growth in a cave in South Africa also indicates a colder period from 1500 to 1800. A 1997 study comparing West Antarctic ice cores with the results of the Greenland Ice Sheet Project Two (GISP2) indicate a global Little Ice Age affecting the two ice sheets in tandem.

Comment: Indeed, so the question is why are they falsifying data when the climate is changing?

Last Ice Age took just SIX months to arrive


Stormtrooper

'Why did FBI execute my boy?' Father of Boston Bombing patsy's friend displays grisly photos of son's corpse showing unarmed man was shot seven times

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The father of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot by an FBI agent a week ago while being quizzed over his links to the Boston bombers, revealed the extent of his son's injuries in gruesome photographs of his dead body today.

Outspoken Abdul-Baki Todashev called for an investigation and possible legal action against the agent involved at a press conference in Moscow where he showed the images of his son's body lying in a morgue with up to seven gunshot wounds, including one to the back of the head.

His angry calls for justice came as a report claimed the 27-year-old native Chechen was unarmed in the clash with a federal agent in Florida on May 22. Previous reports claimed the US citizen went for the agent with a knife while being interrogated in his home. However, a report by the Washington Post yesterday cited law enforcement officials saying he had no weapon.


Comment: This is the FBI's message to the world:
"We do justice the American Way. Those other people in other countries just don't get it that our way is the only way."



Eye 1

Police state now! Monitoring Internet chatter the 'vital frontline in war against popular protest movements'

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An actual British government propaganda campaign poster to remind the people why they need totalitarian government

Comment: The following UK Independent article reveals the true reason for the Woolwich 'terror attack' and subsequent moves to increase 'the watchful eyes' of the British police state. The British government was quick to cast the south London knifing (by people MI5 tried to recruit as informants and whose families have stated were manipulated for years by the security services) as a 'terrorist attack', recalling the entire cabinet for an emergency meeting to discuss reviving legislation that had previously been shelved because the Liberal Democrats leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg resisted this Orwellian move. The Communications Data Bill requires Internet service providers and mobile phone companies to maintain records of everyone's internet browsing activity (including social media), email correspondence, voice calls, internet gaming, you name it. Although the draconian law is now couched in terms of clamping down on 'extremist Islamic websites', it's clear that its real goal is to monitor online chatter, gauge the general mood, then insert sockpuppets to 'win hearts and minds' and dampen the potential for mass protest movements overthrowing their despotic rule.

The "would-be terrorists" are YOU.


Experts are trying to pre-empt terrorism by bombarding jihadist websites with alternative messages

The major battle in the war against extremism is being fought over the internet by elite teams stationed behind keyboards and engaged in winning the hearts and minds of would-be terrorists.

It is a sign of the increasing understanding that small-scale, unsophisticated attacks such as the one in Woolwich are a growing threat: the Government, police and other agencies are involved in a propaganda war to counter extremism.

Comment: This has in fact been going on for quite some time; here the British government is using the recent so-called 'terrorist attack' to retrospectively win public approval for totalitarian measures that are already up and running.

See also:

CIA media infiltration is real: From Operation Mockingbird to Pentagon social media trolls

The Pentagon and its Sock Puppets

"Infocrafting" or Propaganda Online? USA Today journalists targeted by Pentagon sockpuppets