Unlike Jimmy Carter, Yasser Arafat and Al Gore some people have deserved their Nobel Prizes. Feynman won his for probing the mysteries of relativistic quantum electrodynamics. He’s one of my absolute heroes. He was (deep breath) a physicist, artist, raconteur, safe-cracker, decipherer of Mayan hieroglyphs, dancer, lover, enfant terrible of the Manhattan project, visionary of [...]
Posts from ‘June, 2008’
According to a Buckingham University report 1/4 of UK secondary (11-16/18) schools don’t have a single physics teacher. In inner London it’s half.
It makes me want to teach a lesson on ballistics using a large catapult and Ed Balls, the People’s Commissar for “Children, Families and Schools”.
The research also shows that physics teachers are more [...]
Apparently the Billster has told O’Barmy that if he wants his support then he can “kiss his ass”. I think I’ll skip lunch today.
Apparently one Dem had this to say about Bill:
You can’t talk like that about Obama - he’s the nominee of your party, not some house boy you can order around.
- My emphasis
Scandanavians used to be Vikings. They used to row longships and eat raw cod and hit people with axes. They used to wench* and trade and quaff (like drinking, only you spill more) and fight and rape and pillage**. They used to have names like Ragner Hairy Britches*** and they were, in short, hard bastards [...]
I came down stairs to see a little white paw against the French window and a plaintive sound. I let Timmy* in and stroked the top of his head (he likes that). Timmy, of course, could have got in any time during the night through the open bedroom window but being the proper little gentleman [...]
Via Greenie Watch -
More settled science here.
Isn’t it wonderful how much more we are learning despite The Salesman’s assurances that the science is settled.
Although, if the science is settled, why are we spending billions every year on more climate science? Isn’t this money wasted?
Or could it be that the science isn’t settled, that Al G’s [...]
From Tim Blair -
I’ve got nothing against a Bill of Rights, provided it’s framed by the right people. Trouble is, the right people have been dead now for two or three centuries, and the sort of hypersensitive rights codifiers we’d end up with in 2008 would deliver us a document of such strangling modern correctness [...]
I have seen a few references to Mark Steyn being let off scott free by the Canadian ‘Human Rights Commission’, with the implication that it is all over.
Well, no such luck. All that has happened is that the CHRC has bottled out, not being able to take the heat, and claiming that there is no [...]
This purely an opinion piece, no news or happenings from around the world to share -
You know, there was once a time when even the nasties on the left, let alone the loopies, sought to justify their lust for control by claiming they wanted to improve the lot of the poorer and generally make humankind [...]
Sometimes the malign effects of eco policy are too blatant for even their most ardent supporters to spin into cheers. From the BBC -
The replacement of traditional fuels with biofuels has dragged more than 30 million people worldwide into poverty, an aid agency report says.
Oxfam says so-called green policies in developed countries are [...]
Students at Peninsula College have built a basement Polywell Fusion Reactor. It cost $3000. Meanwhile us Brits are set to become a nation of Windy Millers Yes, that’s right. $100 billion on fucking windmills which are totally unable to provide base-load generation.
Earlier this month, Paul Golby, the chief executive of the German-owned E.ON (one of [...]
What a nasty individual James Hanson is. Even George Monbiot doesn’t want to turn people who disagree with him into criminals.
Wonder when he will admit Global Warming stopped six years ago? Since 1940 there have been 28 years of warming, despite a straight line 30% increase in CO2.
The AGW hypothesis has been falsified over and [...]
Now they are coming for the comedians â€“
A couple of thin skinned cows come unarmed to a battle of wits, drunken idiots get treated as drunken idiots, and then whine to the â€˜Human Rights Commissionsâ€™ after they initiate acts of violence.
Sage advice from Tim Worstall -
weâ€™d be well advised to ignore the opinions of economic illiterates like George Monbiot or perhaps James Hansen. Certainly, the latter as a climate scientist has no particular insight and the former has yet to meet an economic idea he does not misunderstand.
Caroline Lucas MEP calls for end to â€˜great food swapâ€™ and urges food sovereignty at London conference.
In a talk entitled Safety and Food Miles, the Green campaigner and Euro-MP called for an end to the inefficient, oil-dependent system of intensive global food production which stifles local economies, threatens human and animal health, and harms the [...]