CNN dying

spilledthebeer
#151
Quote: Originally Posted by Torch light View Post

Envier and rancorous!
So in spite of you, it is not dying




Here is a story illustrating just how convoluted it is-and often outright IMPOSSIBLE- trying to get anything done at Toronto Socialist Silly Hall.


Former Toronto Councillor and one time front man for the Rob Ford plan to extend the Shepard subway line has attacked the Toronto Sun for its stand on extending the Bloor/Danforth subway to Scarborough Town Centre. I present the letter from Chong, along with some comments of my own in brackets):

Sun blew it on the Scarborough subway. By Gordon Chong. First posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 07:22 PM EDT

“The Little Paper that Grew” surprised and disappointed me recently with two editorials endorsing Toronto Mayor John Tory’s proposal to extend the Bloor-Danforth subway to the Scarborough Town Centre.

This instead of the LRT that has a signed agreement still in force with funding in place. Although the final “package” approved made the extension more palatable, it remains to be seen how much of it will actually proceed.

(Chong ignores the ugly reality-that the LRT will move MANY LESS people per hour than a subway-and at a SLOWER pace than a subway and that the LRT will MESS up existing traffic by taking away parking on main streets and this will harm local business-AND THE TAX BASE THE CITY NEEDS! And LRT will also take lanes away from cars thus reducing traffic flow. This is simply BAD social engineering and all part of the ill considered War On Cars! The LRT is a MODEST improvement over existing services while a subway is a MAJOR ADDITION and MASSIVE IMPROVEMENT since it will operate in its own right of way and not interfere with other transit such as street level busses and cars! And although it has a three times higher cost it ALSO HAS a three times HIGHER service life-with the ADDED bonus of carrying MORE people than LRT!)

My initial reaction turned to dismay when I read the more thoughtful editorials in the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail – especially those in the aftermath of the council vote. They were considered, detailed, and had not been worn down by the marathon of transit decisions, re-considerations and flip-flops.

Having been a fan, friend and supporter of the Sun since its inception in 1971, I was saddened over what I perceived to be a betrayal of its roots and the principled, conservative perspectives of its founders.

(I suggest that Chong himself is in denial of reality! An extension of the Shepard subway will result in major NEW riders coming in for the already over crowded Young St line. An extension of the Shepard line is not practical without that long planned for north/south relief line that has been talked to death by politicians. An extension of the Bloor line allows those people who are heading downtown to get onto either the Young or University lines-thus limiting the new pressure on the already overloaded Young line. Sun writers are simply giving into reality-there is No money for either a Shepard line OR a Bloor extension! But the Bloor extension might be a little more practical and easier to do. City Hall dreamers must understand that REAL action is not just needed-it is GROSSLY OVERDUE!)

Its two superficial editorials did not live up to those standards. On this issue, the Sun cheapened its reputation as “Toronto’s Other Voice”. It was merely another impulsive, cavalier Toronto voice. In its July 10 editorial, the Sun claims the extension is a “logical extension of the Bloor-Danforth line”.

It is not. It is a “nice to have,” but not a “need to have” extension. The Sheppard extension in both directions is a more logical one.

(Chong is dreaming in technicolour if he thinks there will be ANY extension of Shepard line-it probably won’t happen in his LIFETIME! NOR in the lifetime of his GRAND CHILDREN! Nor any extension of the Bloor line either! City Hall is stony BROKE and any seeker after transit news will be restricted to viewing fancy plans dreamed up by deluded Hogs who think that we will be satisfied with grand transit IDEAS that wont happen in our lifetime! Ad executive shills selling toys on Saturday morning kids cartoon shows present more truth and reality than Metrolinx transit plans!)

Downtown councillors along with planners -including celebrity chief planner, Jennifer Keesmat- have repeatedly called the short operating section of the Sheppard line “bad planning” because it is underused. It does not take a genius to realize it is underused because it is unfinished. It is supposed to go from the Scarborough Town Centre to the North York and Etobicoke Civic Centres.

That is the real “plot to deny Scarborough residents” who don’t have a subway.
That is the “ongoing culture war by downtown councillors on the suburbs and Scarborough in particular.”

(Chong is either ill informed or deliberately misleading us-there are 22 councillors from all parts of the city-the down town gang does not have a monopoly. But civil service Hogs DO have the monopoly! Rob Ford proved that the city could either continue to supply gravy to Hogs OR it could start on transit improvements. Socialist Silly Hall Loons have decided gravy for Hogs is more important than transit as Hog support is more important to politicians-which is why I have been saying since before Jackass John Tory got elected that there would be NO NEW transit built in Toronto during his term in office! Jackass Tory simply does not have the SPINE needed to stand up to Hogs!)

The Sun also says claims that the LRT option is fully funded are “utter nonsense” which is incorrect, despite Mayor Tory’s insistence that is the case.

A feeble attempt is made to justify the Sun’s position by dismissing the LRT proponents as comparing it “to some mythical transit project in Toronto that has come in on budget.”

(And yet-here we are almost a year later listening to the same gang of fools discussing cancelation of the LRT and the adding of ONE NEW LONE station on the Bllor line and it wont happen either for the usual bankruptcy reasobs!)

Then, it makes the banal observation that “costs always rise in capital projects between the initial proposal and the final cost.” Hardly a strong argument.

(Cost increases ranging from 25 percent to 100 percent are hardly BANAL!)

In its July 13 editorial, “Build the subway, stop the nonsense,” the Sun doubles down and, while acknowledging the obvious increase in costs of both over time, still calls the concern about costs a “red herring".

While I agree that council must “end its dishonesty, dithering and delay,” the Sun has fingered the wrong culprit when it comes to estimating costs.

It is the TTC and other proponents who routinely overestimate costs and still go over budget and miss deadlines.

(That’s odd-current MAYOR Jackass John Tory has stated that TTC staff and planners routinely UNDER estimate costs to make it easier to get projects stated-then hit Silly Hall later with `extras` so where is the over estimating?)

It is ridership estimates that are routinely underestimated and notoriously short-sighted.

(I ask of Chong: “WHO CARES”? The unfinished Shepard line carried twice as many riders in its first year as expected-if you BUILD IT they WILL use it! And they will do so in ways the dim wit planners did not expect! The public thinks and reacts much faster than govt planners and the truth is that it wont much matter in the end whether it’s a Shepard subway or a Bloor line that come to Scarborough-BOTH will be well used. ESPECIALLY once Silly Hall gets its ass in gear and builds a Young St RELIEF LINE!)

The arm-twisting that went into this final council vote was enormous.

I have been involved in the no-holds-barred world of political mixed martial arts since the 1970s both as a manager and politician. I have seldom seen the likes of this match.

It is my fervent hope that the Toronto Sun will find its feisty, but well-researched “other voice” for Toronto again soon.

(Yeah, and when they do they will call Chong ‘yesterdays man’! It is FAR LESS important WHICH subway plan is built and far MORE important that SOME DAMNED SUBWAY GET BUILT!)

(The sad truth behind the Chong tirade is that apparently he believes he is owed money-roughly twenty four grand! Chong was hired by Ford to begin yet ANOTHER study of the Shepard Line-and was told that he HAD A BUDGET-and a tight one at that! But Chong is a city hall pro and all manner of things go over budget at Silly hall and the money is found eventually. But NOT THIS TIME!)

(The Shepard subway was a Ford project and other city councillors took great delight in killing the study-so NO extra allowance for over budget Chong! And nothing for the Metrolinx donkeys who worked with him! Chong and his attack on Toronto Sun represents nothing more than sour grapes! And a certain ill displayed pique that Silly Hall will build NOTHING new while Jackass John is mayor
 
Walter
+1
#152
How low will CNN go?
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog...ll_cnn_go.html
 
Curious Cdn
-1
#153
There are only so many gullible rubes to glue themselves to the FOX nonsense. CNN will do just fine. There is something for every part of the IQ spectrum (I watch neither, myself).
 
spilledthebeer
#154
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

There are only so many gullible rubes to glue themselves to the FOX nonsense. CNN will do just fine. There is something for every part of the IQ spectrum (I watch neither, myself).


LIE-berals live very nicely thanks to the number of gullible rubes out there!!!!!!


After all- how else could LIE-berals get elected without gullible rubes?????


But oh dear me.......the number of gullible rubes willing to support ever greedy and grossly irresponsible LIE-berals seems to be SHRINKING??????????


Our idiot Boy Justin might want to talk to the Wynne-bag about that!!!!!!


And what sort of "sorry- NOT SORRY" crap do you suppose Our idiot Boy will hand us next year after the election?

 
Curious Cdn
#155
Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeer View Post

LIE-berals live very nicely thanks to the number of gullible rubes out there!!!!!!


After all- how else could LIE-berals get elected without gullible rubes?????


But oh dear me.......the number of gullible rubes willing to support ever greedy and grossly irresponsible LIE-berals seems to be SHRINKING??????????


Our idiot Boy Justin might want to talk to the Wynne-bag about that!!!!!!


And what sort of "sorry- NOT SORRY" crap do you suppose Our idiot Boy will hand us next year after the election?

In what wicky-wacky universe does the election of Justin Trudeau's LIE-BERALS connect in any way at all with CNN? I doubt that they even reported our election. Most Americans can't find us on a mAP and the outcome of our elections would be utterly irrelevant to 99.9% of them.

Take your meds, for God's sake!
 
spilledthebeer
#156
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

In what wicky-wacky universe does the election of Justin Trudeau's LIE-BERALS connect in any way at all with CNN? I doubt that they even reported our election. Most Americans can't find us on a mAP and the outcome of our elections would be utterly irrelevant to 99.9% of them.

Take your meds, for God's sake!


Gosh- that IS FUNNY!!!!!


LIE-berals have NO PROBLEM linking Trump to Cdn Conservatives like Doug Ford.......and yet LIE-berl are

GROSSLY OFFENDED if we link Yankee purveyors of Fake News to similar Cdn LIE-beral habits!!!!!


Harper is the most LIED ABOUT leader in Cdn history- with Doug Ford coming on strong as LIE-berals frantically seek some way to poison the public mood against him!!!!


And Ontari-owe LIE-berals are desperate to salvage some vestiges of public respect and support for their FAILED policies! LIE-berals are TERRIFIED they will be stuck in THIRD PLACE FOR DECADES TO COME!!!!!!



Watch for all the old lies used against Harper to be brought out and used against Ford as well!!!!


The war has begun- with LIE-berals claiming Ford has harmed the environment by scrapping the LIE-beral carbon crap and trade scam that only cleans cash from wallets and leaves the dirt in the air!!!



Here is an old post to remind us of what passes for political strategy amongst LIE-berals- and it also illustrates why current LIE-beral policy is COLLAPSING!!!!

Liberals are so very sensitive about being accused of shamelessly bribing people with borrowed money! Yet for many years they have done dirty deeds with our money. Running the economy into the ground with stupid schemes-THREE BILLION DOLLARS in the Human Resources adscam scandal alone; a couple MORE BILLIONS in the stupid gun registry scam that did nothing to reduce gun crime; just to name a couple of scandals. And half a billion dollars more in penalties to avoid buying EH 101 helicopters simply because they were ordered by Conservatives! And of course a couple of years later LIE-berals had to buy other helicopters- ones that turned out to have major problems with tail rotors cracking and were smaller with less range or load carrying capacity than EH 101- thus needing more trips to carry the same cargo with smaller and more delicate machines!

Liberals were quite happy importing unskilled, ill-qualified immigrants that they could bribe with idiot `multi-cultural grants` and `affordable` housing- just so long as the `new Canadians` voted Lie-beral all was fine. Muslims with two or three wives and half a dozen kids on welfare now living in a country where monogamy (and woman`s rights) are supposedly the law. Anybody remember the scandal around the wife of Mohammad Farah Aideed-the Somalia warlord who sent his wife and a dozen kids- from SEVERAL WIVES- to Canada to live on our welfare while he ran his civil war back home- stealing food aid at gun point from the UN and re-selling it in local black markets and such while the country fell into famine- and with his wife routinely flying back and forth to visit hubby in Somalia- for STATE VISITS! And Lie-berals see nothing wrong with that? Lie-berals have money enough for poisonous snakes like Omar Kadhr and his reptilian democracy hating family but cannot be bothered deporting thugs and goons and terrorists!

Or the war vet pensions that LIE-berals offered to Toronto area Greeks in the 1980`s to Greek immigrants who allegedly fought in the Second World War- except that there was no proof and no paperwork and many of the claimants were TOO YOUNG to have played a part in the war; or should we assume (as Lie-berals apparently did) that Greek two year old children are especially skilled with guns and explosives? But Lie-berals sent our soldiers off to Afghanistan with worn out and obsolete equipment and wearing jungle uniforms in that desert country and then LIE-berals called Conservatives warmongers and careless spenders when Conservatives bought the equipment the army NEEDED to do the job properly-the job Lie-beral Chretien sent them to do! And now LIE-berals are in charge and they are in court fighting over pension money for those CANADIAN war vets- and LIE-berals have conveniently FORGOTTEN their old Greek war vet bribery as they sneer at Cdns!

LIE-berals have also forgotten how they treated Cdn merchant marine sailors- 1942 the ships and supplies had to sail- even though some sailors survived being torpedoed 2 or even 3 times in one trip! LIE-beral Mackenzie King offered the Cdn merchant marine sailors a stark choice: “sail or jail”! So they sailed. And when they heard about Greek “freedom fighters” getting pensions the Cdns said “what about us”? And LIE-berals sneered: “you were civilians”- no military pension for you! Its as if LIE-berals WANT to insult Cdn soldiers?

So with typical twisted Lie-beral logic they assume that Harper and Conservatives must somehow be cheating on a grand scale to get elected- after all- how could the public EVER get tired of Lie-beral baloney and choose Harper instead?

Why are there now complaints about the `fundamental right to cast a vote`? Lie-berals under Chretien quite happily gave jailed criminals and legally committed lunatics the right to vote and election officials looked the other way when un-documented people showed up to support Lie-beral candidates- in critical swing ridings were a few votes one way or another would make a major difference- and Elections Canada did not complain- just so long as Lie-berals were winning all was fine! But now LIE-berals are losing and there must be a stink- and election officials don’t DARE cover up to much Lie-beral bullshit so there are QUESTIONS- for the LIE-beral sore losers!

The two biggest beefs Lie-berals had with Harper and Conservatives? First, he is smarter than they are! And second, he is closing loopholes they have been using for decades!

And the future holds more bad news for LIE-berals! Canada is bankrupt and LIE-berals can no longer BUY civil service Hogs and ethnic voters as needed! LIE-berals are hitting another debt wall and cannot borrow what they need to cling to power at any price! Its why LIE-berals are frantically seeking ways to SILENCE their critics using shameless nonsense like electoral reform that will fragment parliament and ensure no single party can ever regain control- just like in Italy with its paralyzed govt! And LIE-berals have high hopes for their Islamophobia garbage that is a bludgeon that can be used to silence any critic of LIE-beral policy! And Islamophobia will also be handy to silence any Cdn who is unhappy with the way LIE-berals are collecting illegals as if LIE-berals were the political equivalent of the local crazy cat lady rounding up every stray she can find!
 
Walter
#157
CNN Breaking News: John Kelly Drank Water
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb...ly-drank-water
 
Twin_Moose
+2
#158
CNN is getting pretty desperate when they are trying to shame Fox into standing up for them LOL

Quote:

Fox News correspondent John Roberts came under fire on Friday after declining to come to the aid of his fellow reporter Jim Acosta after Trump lambasted the journalist and CNN as "fake news."
"Old enough to remember when other networks came to the defense of Fox News WH correspondents during the Obama years. Such did not happen here," said CNN host Jake Tapper.
"Lesson for the kids out there: no one should ever try to do the right thing with the expectation it will ever be reciprocated."
Tapper's jab refers to a moment in 2010 during a period of heightened tensions between President Obama and Fox News, in which Fox's media competitors warned they they would not tolerate the president blocking Fox News from an interview with a White House official

Quote:

"In today's press conference, I paused while my colleague from CNN went back and forth with President Trump over a question. When it became clear that the president wasn't going to entertain a question from him, I proceeded with my question, as did my fellow colleagues in the press corps," said Roberts in a statement.

 
Walter
#159
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

CNN is getting pretty desperate when they are trying to shame Fox into standing up for them LOL

It was beautiful the way Trump swatted him away.
 
Hoid
#160
The first amendment is passe.
 
Twin_Moose
+1
#161
What does this have to do with the first amendment?
 
Danbones
+1
#162
The first amendment for hoid was the day they sowed his head back on after that terrible farming accident...

his big head I mean...who would have thought bailing wire would make such a clean cut!

With his collar turned up you can hardly see the scar for the stitch marks.
 
spilledthebeer
+1
#163
Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

The first amendment for hoid was the day they sowed his head back on after that terrible farming accident...

his big head I mean...who would have thought bailing wire would make such a clean cut!

With his collar turned up you can hardly see the scar for the stitch marks.


Too bad I think they put Hoid`d head on backwards- it might explain why his views of so many issues are skewed?????

 
Twin_Moose
+1
#164
‘Fake News’ Goes Global as Trump, in Britain, Rips the Press

Waaaaah Trump isn't fair to us for twisting our news articles against him LOL
 
Hoid
#165
Oh look. White nationalist climate change denier who does not know what the 1st amendment is does not think CNN is a valid news outlet.


What are the chances of that?
 
Twin_Moose
+1
#166
What does the 1st amendment have to do with not taking a question from a reporter?
 
Danbones
+1
#167
The communist news network is valid, eh?
:0

Lol on that!
 
DaSleeper
#168
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Oh look. White nationalist climate change denier who does not know what the 1st amendment is does not think CNN is a valid news outlet.


What are the chances of that?

 
Danbones
+1
#169
Stephen Colbert 'apologizes' to Trump, says 'CNN lies' after mistaking his show for 'SNL'
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...ive/472319002/

Yup a valid source of brain damage it looks like.
 
Walter
#170
CNN Anchor Calls Russian Meddling ‘A Terror Strike’ | The Daily Caller
 
spilledthebeer
+1 / -1
#171
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

CNN Anchor Calls Russian Meddling ‘A Terror Strike’ | The Daily Caller


Yeah- I would agree that Russian meddling in elections definitely ought to be called a HOSTILE ACT!!!!!!


The BIG question though is why Obama and FBI IGNORED all that reported Russian meddling in the year leading up to the election!!!!!!!



Another big question is why CNN and CBC and other purveyors of Fake News want to blame Trump for the Russian meddling when it CLEARLY happened under the Obama administration!!!!!!


And here is a SCARY thought: Does Obama harbour secret DOUBTS about the ability of HiIlary Clinton to lead the country????


Shall we ask if Obama ignored the Russian meddling because he secretly thought Trump would be the better president?


Or maybe we should guess that Obama played a dangerous game here: That he doesnt like Clinton and so was happy to let Russians have a hand in shaming and defeating her- but Obama doesnt like Trump either and was hoping Trump would get shoved out of office quickly and a new election held to obtain another leader more to the liking of Obama???


Just how deep and dirty IS that political swamp in Washington????


One thing we can say for sure- is that Trump is doing a fine job of keeping the LIE-beral haters busy- they are spinning in circles struggling to stay focussed on real political issues!!!!
 
DaSleeper
+1
#172
Get yourself new prescription Lenses Magoo!
 
Danbones
+1
#173
The US has meddled in HOW MANY ELECTED GOVERNMENTS?

Russia Isn’t the Only One Meddling in Elections. We Do It, Too.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/17/s...do-it-too.html
(editorial comment: LOL that comma, Haha)

I'm sure Bar remembers Hitlary the beatch: "We came, we saw, he died! cackle, cackle, cackle!"
(WOW, now that's leadership!)

CNN is just an elite corporate propaganda spew outlet. They sure aren't paying the bills with legit revenue, they don't have the viewers or the ad revenue to pay for the HIGH priced "help".
Just look at what they support.
Last edited by Danbones; Jul 15th, 2018 at 08:42 AM..
 
spilledthebeer
-1
#174
Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

The US has meddled in HOW MANY ELECTED GOVERNMENTS?

Russia Isn’t the Only One Meddling in Elections. We Do It, Too.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/17/s...do-it-too.html
(editorial comment: LOL that comma, Haha)

I'm sure Bar remembers Hitlary the beatch: "We came, we saw, he died! cackle, cackle, cackle!"
(WOW, now that's leadership!)

CNN is just an elite corporate propaganda spew outlet. They sure aren't paying the bills with legit revenue, they don't have the viewers or the ad revenue to pay for the HIGH priced "help".
Just look at what they support.


Oh pity the poor lack of logic of LIE-berals!!!!!


WE KNOW Yankees have meddled in elections!!!!


The LIE-beral problem is that Yankees do it to produce a stronger and more self reliant govt for their neighbours!!!!


By comparison Russians meddle in hope of WEAKENING their neighbours!!!!!!!!!!!!!1



AS example - I refer to Yankee meddling in Australian elections in order to harm the election chances of socialist leaders- at the height of th Cold War when a strong front against murderous Soviets was essential!


LIE-berals want to blame Yankees for meddling that kept the Soviets at bay- and LIE-berals want to blame Trump for Russian meddling THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA SHOULD NOT HAVE IGNORED!!!!



Consider Czechoslovakia, Poland and Hungary- all 3 countries have a history of capitalist economics under the Austro-Hungarian Empire......


Then the Soviet Russian Army rolled through and they got 50 years exposure to Communism.....


And just as soon as they could- the 3 countries WENT RIGHT BACK TO CAPITALISM AND DEMOCRACY!!!!


Compare that to Romania, China, Viet Nam and Ukraine.....all 4 countries having- until recently- limited experience of capitalism or democracy- being largely agrarian societies with limited modern industry and having spent recent centuries as part of an empire being run by others......


Then the Soviets took over and taught the populations the dubious joys of Communism.......and just as soon as they could- all 4 countries began implementing democratic and capitalist policies!!!!



The VOTE IS CLEAR!!!!!!!!


Democracy and capitalism are not perfect- as noted by Winston Churchill- but democracy and capitalism are head and shoulders BEYOND any other system!!!!!



NOBODY was ever shot while trying to sneak INTO a communist country- but there were THOUSANDS of people JAILED OR SHOT for trying to sneak OUT!!!!


Too bad LIE-berals want to DENY this reality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Hoid
#175
CNN must be dying at the same speed the Paris accords are falling. It is taking forever.
 
spilledthebeer
-1
#176
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

CNN must be dying at the same speed the Paris accords are falling. It is taking forever.


AS the Paris Accord is utterly irrelevant to the life of ordinary people we can IGNORE the Accord!


But the Paris Accord is seen as a triumph for LIE-berals who want us to believe they are doing something for the environment!



Too bad that LIE-beral LIE is in public disgrace!!!!!!!


Here is an article illustrating hypocrite LIE-beral values and exposing their fake news on environmental issues! LIE-berals are concerned about GRAVY and NOT about dirty air! With some comments of my own in brackets):

The Paris agreement - a pretentious, moralistic, socialist document

By Lorne Gunter , Edmonton Sun.
First posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017 05:35 PM EDT | Updated: Saturday, June 03, 2017 05:49 PM EDT

It’s funny how esteem for the Paris climate accord has grown since it was signed in December 2015.

Back then it was seen as a weak, political document filled with meaningless promises, diplomatic compromises and dubious science. Yet now that U.S. President Donald Trump has withdrawn his country from the accord, you would think the Paris agreement had descended, wrapped in gold, from a shimmering cloud.

The Paris accord isn’t close to being a binding agreement. Nor is it based much on science.

It has no hard-and-fast emission-reduction targets: Governments set their own targets based on what they think they can get away with voters or what they think they have to give up to shut up the environmental lobby- which is huge and extremely well-funded- and its media pals.

For instance, in Paris, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committed Canada to reducing its emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.

There is no way for us to do that without crippling our economy and putting millions out of work. That kind of emissions cut would require the equivalent of parking every car, truck, airplane, bus and train in the country – permanently – or shutting down every factory and non-nuclear power plant.

(And can you imagine the screaming if civil service Hogs were FORCED OFF grossly polluting airplanes- so no more holidays in the sun for them! And got charged heavy taxes for the privilege of ripping up the environment on their gas guzzling ATV`s and ski-doos! Or were forbidden to use those riding lawn mowers that spew more carbon in five minutes than a modern car on the highway running thirty minutes- how could Sunshine List Hogs maintain their 3 or 5 or 10 acre estates without those piggy machines? Or the Hog rage on display if they then had to ride over crowded public transit to work just like ordinary peasants?)

Not gonna happen. But fear not, the Paris accord gives the UN no power by which to enforce our promised reductions or punish our failure.

So how then can the UN claim adherence to Paris will keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5°C? The same way Al Capone could claim he made a meagre middle-class income while pocketing millions annually from bootleg liquor: creative accounting.

As Tim Kruger of Oxford University’s geo-engineering program pointed out in London’s Guardian paper in April 2016, all of the models that show the Paris accord stopping climate change are based on “massive deployment” of biomass energy coupled with technology to capture the carbon dioxide that will be created and “sequestering” it in the ground.

But the technology for neither of those – neither mass energy generation from biomass (burning wood chips, seaweed, cornstalks, etc.) nor mass carbon sequestration – exists yet on a large enough scale. And there is no evidence on the horizon it is coming, either.

(With the added bonus that nobody really knows if carbon sequestering underground will work in the long term! Who says it wont cost more to pump carbon dioxide into the rocks than we will be saving- since its never been done before on a large scale- and with NO long term studies for effectiveness!)

Furthermore, biomass burning to create electricity produces about one-quarter more carbon dioxide and vastly more aerial solids than burning coal. So it is entirely possible that if the Paris accord is applied before the technology exists to use biomass more cleanly, adhering to Paris will actually make climate change worse.

(Ontari-owe LIE-berals have already converted a coal burning electric generating station in the Thunder Bay area to burn `biomass` instead. Too bad there is NO North American supplier and LIE-berals have arranged to ship biomass in from Europe- with a HUGE carbon foot print and with electricity from that plant now costing TWENTY FIVE TIMES MORE than for natural gas fired plants! But LIE-berals DID save SIXTY civil service Hog jobs and that is the whole point- to produce MORE Hog gravy and screw the tax payers and the dirty air! LIE-berals assure us that they are looking for a North American supplier of biomass- which translates into some LIE-beral friend getting a GREAT LONG TERM DEAL at our expense!)

(A year after Our idiot Boy Justin was elected- our resident airhead David Suzuki was moved to call Trudope rude names for being a fake environmentalist as Our idiot Boy had taken NO action on environment in his first year in office!)


As Kruger pointed out, “There is a distinct lack of evidence to determine whether (biomass and carbon capture) are technically feasible, economically affordable, environmentally benign, socially acceptable and politically viable.” Yet the whole of the Paris accord is based on these magic-wand technologies appearing in the next decade or two on such a grand scale that they can save the planet.

(Certainly the pubic is vastly hostile to incineration of garbage- which is basically what biomass is- all sorts of scrap paper, packing crates and anything else burnable stuffed into a furnace to boil water and spin turbines and such burning has a habit of producing dioxin and other lethally dangerous chemicals so nobody wants to live down wind from a plant! And the REPEATED failures of the new Durham Region incinerator facility at the south end of Courtice Rd suggest LIE-berals are handing out FAKE NEWS about biomass! And public perception of the facility is NOT being helped by the number of secret `in camera` meetings between govt and facility builders and operators to discuss the unacceptable levels of pollution belching out the stacks- WAY BEYOND claimed design parameters!
In its first couple of years operation the plant has been repeatedly partially or fully shut down for “upgrades” in an effort to make it perform according to the advertising!)

Since Paris is a largely toothless, rhetorical symbol – and not a legally binding treaty – might it have been wiser for Trump and the U.S. to take the easy way; play the Paris game and pretend to be committed the way the Chinese are?

Maybe. I commend the U.S. president for his honesty and political courage in dumping the pretentious, moralistic, socialist document.

The hysterical reaction to Trump’s move, though, shows how much more importance “progressives” place on appearances over of results. Former U.S. President Barack Obama even popped his retired head up to insist his successor had “turned his back on the future.”

(Our idiot Boy Justin has shown us what Paris Accord is really about- as he has ALREADY committed us to buying two billion dollars worth of carbon credits- nebulous things that Paris Accord socialists DEMAND that all western nations purchase from the third world as the price of pollution- with NO way to actually measure the benefit of carbon credits! In fact- there is ample evidence that buying carbon credits will worsen our air as the billions of dollars being transferred will allow for MORE pollution and larger carbon footprints in unregulated third world countries!)

Oh, please, the Paris accord was such a sham that U.S. withdrawal will do nothing to rescue or destroy Earth.

(LIE-berals are far more interested in slamming Trump and all the values he represents than they are in cleaning the environment! LIE-berals are focused on clinging to power at any price- simply because they are so lost in their arrogance they believe they ARE ENTITLED to lead!)
 
10larry
+2
#177
Hilariuos....cnn and their guest hawks are aghast over the trump putin pow wow, comedy better than any and late show comic could devise.
 
justlooking
+2
#178
Quote: Originally Posted by 10larry View Post

Hilariuos....cnn and their guest hawks are aghast over the trump putin pow wow, comedy better than any and late show comic could devise.






Desperate to get the rating back ahead of the Food Network.
 
Walter
+3
#179
Quote: Originally Posted by justlooking View Post

Desperate to get the rating back ahead of the Food Network.

And HGTV.
 
Hoid
#180
If CNN could command the white nationalist climate change denier audience they would be Fox.
 

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