Monthly Archives: May 2010

Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon

It has been sometime since I have had a recommendation for a good read, so as my last post (probably) before my vacation commences I bring you The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon. This is actually an older trilogy of books that has now been combined into one novel that has been issued for the new release set in the same universe Oath of Fealty.

This storyline is centered on a girl, a sheepfarmers daughter, from a very remote village that dreams of becoming a warrior and paladin. This girls name is Paksenarrion (Paks) and the story starts in the first book, Sheepfarmers Daughter, with her running away from home to join a Mercenary Company when her father dowers her to the son of a nearby pig farmer.

From there you follow Paks as she learns that becoming a warrior is not like her day dreams of riding around with a magic sword, on a magic steed, becoming the hero. She quickly finds out all the hard work involved (digging latrine ditches for instances) and the high price (leaving your best friends behind to die, so that you fulfill your duty) the “hero” pays to be the hero.

This is a basic swords/sorcery fantasy story arc. You have Good and Evil Gods opposing each other, Wizards, Elves, Orcs and Knights with multiple kingdoms with various nobles (both hereditary and through merit). You also have various “religious” orders such as the Fellowship of Gird who was founded by a simple farmer that led a successful rebellion against despotic nobles, then gave his life defending the land from minions of an evil god.

To see if you might want to purchase this compilation you can read the first book, Sheepfarmers Daughter, for free at the Baen Free Library:


4th International Conference on Climate Change on PJTV

Found this while cruising around blogland: PJTV will be streaming some Keynote speeches from the conference which will be held from May 16th thru May 18th in Chicago and is sponsored by the Heartland institute. Some of the Keynote speakers are Dr. Roy Spencer from UAH, Dr. Richard Lindzen from MIT, Dr. Pat Michaels of the Cato Institute, Stephen McIntyre and Lord Christopher Monckton former science advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. To see the full list of speaches and what day and times got to PJTV:

h/t NC Watch

The National Academy Of Sciences Discovers A New Bear Species: Ursus Bogus

The National Academy of Sciences in a move to help beleagured Climate Scientists and show that the claims that they have a loose grasp on facts, printed an article in their  magazine SCIENCE. One teeny tiny little problem with this article, they used a photoshopped picture of a Polar Bear stranded on a rapidly melting piece of ice as proof. What makes it even more laughable it wasn’t exactly hard to find this out, since the picture was clearly marked as a fake where the authors took the image from.

Here is the picture as taken from its site:

and here is the caption from the site:

A polar bear managed to get on one of the last ice floes floating in the Arctic sea. Due to global warming the natural environment of the polar bear in the Arctic has changed a lot. The Arctic sea has much less ice than it had some years ago. (This images is a photoshop design. Polarbear, ice floe, ocean and sky are real, they were just not together in the way they are now)

Now I got a few things to say:

First to the editors of SCIENCE magazine: If you can’t figure out a simple photoshopped picture, you are not qualified to be an authority on Climate Science. Since these so called “scientists” can scam you with this , they certainly can scam you on something more technical like statistics. So until you fix your own house, you don’t have leg to stand on when trying to tell sceptics they are wrong . I guess this is what “Peer Review” editing is all about.

To the Climate Scientists that are complaining that they are undeservedly being attacked for exaggerating claims and falsifying data: Don’t used fake evidence to show your innocent. All this did is show that besides faking data and exaggerating claims, this proves how incompetent at it you are. The best thing you can do for yourselves is shut up, you are just digging yourselves a deeper hole to get out of but if you were going to learn that lesson, you would have learned it when NOAA got caught photoshopping pictures in a report.

You can read other perspectives here:

How Big Oil Co-Oped The Environmental Movement Part 3

It’s been awhile since I updated this, but with the upcomming crap   cap and trade bill it’s appropriate.

So who is Maurice Strong? Where did he come from and how did he get to be the man that set the course for the Climate Change debate? 

Well lets start with a little biographical information on Mr. Strong.

Maurice F. Strong, PC, CC, OM, FRSC (born April 29, 1929) is a Canadian businessman. He is a Canadian expatriate, entrepreneur, environmentalist, and one of the world’s leading proponents of the United Nations‘s involvement in world affairs.

Born in Oak Lake, Manitoba, Strong had his start as a petroleum entrepreneur and became president of Power Corporation until 1966. In the early 1970s he was Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and then became the first Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. He returned to Canada to become Chief Executive Officer of Petro-Canada from 1976 to 1978. He headed Ontario Hydro, one of North Americas largest power utilities, was national President and Chairman of the Extension Committee of the World Alliance of YMCAs, and headed American Water Development Incorporated. Molten Metals Technology[1] and Cordex Petroleum[2] were two failed business ventures that went bankrupt and dissolved.

Today Strong lives in the People’s Republic of China, and is President of the Council of the United Nations’s University for Peace. UPEACE is the only university in the UN system able to grant degrees at the masters and doctoral. He is an active honorary professor at Peking University and Honorary Chairman of its Environmental Foundation. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Institute for Research on Security and Sustainability for Northeast Asia.”

 Well as you can see right there it is isn’t hard to find Mr. Strong’s ties to not only Big Oil but also the UN. However lets keep looking at Mr. Strong from of all places his own website:


“His school principal, a convinced socialist, subjected young Maurice to a combination of strict discipline and the opportunity to accelerate his learning to the point where he had completed high school to university entrance level by the age of 14.  At the same time, he devoted himself to the self-education which he has continued throughout his life, spending much time alone in nature observing and trying to understand its wonders and its cycles.”

“This brought him to the attention of a flamboyantly adventurous American, Bill Richardson, who had arrived on the annual supply ship to prospect in the area.  He invited Maurice to join him when he returned to Toronto where he lived with his wife, an heiress to an oil fortune.Through them, Strong met with a leading U.N. official who arranged for him to have a temporary, very low-level appointment, which enabled him to realize his dream and serve as a junior security officer at the then UN headquarters in Lake Success, New York.

This confirmed Strong’s belief that the United Nations was the place for him, but made him realize, too, that without sufficient education or political ties, he could not expect to rise up within the ranks.  He decided the best course for him would be to return to Canada and try to develop there the qualifications that would enable him to return to the United Nations in a more substantive role.

He did this, first obtaining a role as a trainee analyst, and then specialist in oil and mineral resources for a leading brokerage firm, James Richardson & Sons. Moving to Calgary, Alberta, he became assistant to one of the most colorful and dramatically successful leaders of the oil industry, Jack Gallagher.  He gave Strong the opportunity of learning the business from a more operational point of view and as the company, Dome Petroleum, grew, Strong occupied several key roles, including Vice President, Finance.”

“In 1969, the UN General Assembly decided to convene the first major inter-governmental conference on environmental issues, the UN Conference on the Human Environment. The meeting was to be held in 1972, but by early 1970, hardly anything had happened. The Swedish government began to worry. Eventually their ambassador, Sverker Astrom, contacted Strong, through a mutual friend, Wayne Kines, who was a media consultuant to the UN. Astrom recommended Strong to Philippe de Seyne, the UN undersecretary general for economic and social affairs. Kines arranged a meeting between Strong and de Seyne.UN Secretary-General, U Thant,  invited Strong to lead it as Secretary-General of the Conference and as Undersecretary General of the UN responsible for environmental affairs. Strong turned the preparations for the Stockholm Conference around. He used his consummate diplomatic skills to obtain the support of the developing countries, who were extremely sceptical about environmental issues. “

“In December 1972, the UN General Assembly established the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and elected Strong to head it. The General Assembly also took a landmark decision to locate UNEP in Nairobi. Thus UNEP became the first ever UN agency to be headquartered in a developing country, rather than New York, Geneva or Vienna”

“Returning to Canada, his role in leading the UN’s famine relief program in Africa was the first in a series of UN advisory assignments, including reform and his appointment as Secretary General of the UN Conference on Environment and Development — best known as the Earth Summit — held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. This was a landmark event attended by more heads of government than had ever met together before, as well as more media and non-governmental representatives. 

After intense negotiations, the Earth Summit  produced Agreement on Conventions on Climate Change and Bio-diversity and launched a process which produced a Convention on Desertification.  .

Particularly noteworthy, too, was the Agreement reached on a set of principles to set the world on the pathway to sustainable development and a program of action, known as Agenda 21, as the agreed basis for cooperative action to move implement them”

 Well from all that you can clearly see that Mr. Strong is not hiding his ties to Big Oil, he is flouting them openly, but from all that stuff on his own bio page there is two omissions. One you can understand but the other you would think he would want to trumpet. The first omission being the Oil for food scandal that forced Mr. Strong to flee to China and the other being the child of Mr. Strong’s UNEP and the WMO. You might of heard of this child of two UN agencies: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) but that will be addressed in it’s own part.

 If you spend any time looking through Mr. Strong’s ties you will find that he is connected to the Rockefeller foundation, The Rothschild family, The Bush family and many other politically and monetarily powerful people just do a Google search on him and it pops right up. 

So here is a man born to poverty during the Great Depression, was taught by an avowed Socialist and owes everything he has now to the Big Oil business. It allowed him entry into the corridors of power in the UN and International Finance. So do you really think someone with that background, that starts leading the cause for Environmentalism (he calls himself the worlds leading environmentalist) is really going to do in Big Oil which made him and his buddies extremely rich? 

Oh lets take a quick look at the Rockefeller Foundation that Mr. Strong was an adviser for. Lets start with where the Foundation gets it’s money: 

“The foundation also has traditionally held a major portion of its shares portfolio in the family’s oil companies, beginning with Standard Oil and now with its corporate descendants, including Exxon Mobil.[20]”

 Yeah thats right big bad Exxon, the suppose funder of the AGW sceptics is owned by the Rockefeller’s and their foundation.

 Now lets look at some of the trustees of the foundation:

Now look at that we got the Chairman of Rothschild, we got a Rockefeller and the Director of Goldman Sachs, who just happens to have the ear of the UN Sec Gen. Now what is their focus and mission:

Focus “smart globalization
Mission “to promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world.”[2] 

Yeah there is a bunch of radicals that wants to kill Big Oil and replace it with “Green Technology” and have the power of global government in the hands of the ordinary man, but it gets better. Mr. Strong sits on the board of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) alongside Al Gore and another tie to Goldman Sachs. The CCX also gives him ties to the Obama’s themselves.

This is not everything Mr. Strong is involved in, back when Climategate broke and just before Copenhagen Fox News broke the story about how another section of the UN that Mr. Strong is involved with wants to use Climate Change as the mechanism to bring about a World Government and they needed to wrestle the issue from the IPCC because they haven’t been alarming enough. That’s right these people belive that the IPCC hasn’t exagerated “Global Warming” enough and scared people into giving up there soviegntry.