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Hey @CBCCommunity, storify this: The Associated Press issued a formal retraction of a photo it published that claimed to show that a large lake had formed at the North Pole due to global warming. In its retraction, the AP admitted that not only was the “lake” simply a small melt-pond but that it was natural, […]

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Cheese smuggling bust brought to you by… #SupplyManagement

by Natasha on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 2:20 pm

in Canadiana, Crime, Politics, Scams

This is a thing… in Canada: Cheese Smuggling A Burnaby-based food importer has been charged with smuggling cheese into Canada. In court documents, the Canada Border Services Agency alleges Manuel De Oliveira either under declared, or failed to declare, quantities on 29 separate cheese shipments. According to a search warrant, the investigation began in 2008 […]

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Based on the huge number of BC plates I see alongside us at gas pumps in the United States, I have to agree with this statement: Per capita consumption of all petroleum fuels has dropped an impressive 16 per cent in B.C. since the tax was introduced in 2008… And America thanks you.

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In a blatant attempt to buy an election with our own money, BC’s tied-for-worst premier* is pledging to extort more tax dollars from us for schools: As a new poll indicates B.C.’s premier is on very shaky ground with voters only a week before the election season officially launches, Christy Clark is pledging nearly $600 […]

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Pacific Carbon Trust wants $940 for taxpayers to see expense receipts – their letter here. #bcpoli ow.ly/jGaCO — Jordan Bateman (@jordanbateman) April 2, 2013 It isn’t enough that this carbon offset scam has robbed taxpayer-funded schools and hospitals of much-needed cash in order to hand it over to wealthy corporations such as Encana et al; […]

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BC’s BIG GREEN “voodoo carbon accounting” scam

by Natasha on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 1:08 pm

in Climate & Environment, Politics, Scams

A financial breakdown of the shakedown… More here on the confiscation of needed dollars from struggling schools and hospitals to give to rich corporations: Nonetheless, these schemes are popular with environmentalists and business. Why? “Money. There’s tonnes of money in this.”

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McGuinty’s “Green” Energy… It’s all about the money: A subsidiary of an American energy company has chain-sawed a bald eagle nest to make way for a wind turbine with the blessing of Ontario bureaucrats. [...] “The most obscene thing about this whole thing is that the only thing green about wind energy in Ontario is […]

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Theresa Spence isn’t talking. The Attawapiskat First Nation chief is fasting and she can’t talk when she’s fasting, according to her spokesman Danny Metatawabin. Why not, I wondered? It’s not as if her mouth is full. More: “There is no evidence of due diligence in the use of public funds, including the use of funds […]

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If you buy eggs in BC, you are literally paying for the BC Egg Marketing Board’s propaganda: The British Columbia Egg Marketing Board, speaking for the province’s egg farmers who control it, routinely laments the growing tendency of consumers to save a buck or so a dozen by buying eggs in the U.S. Yet B.C.’s […]

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Job candidate wants nothing to do with a so-called business news publication that resorts to “propaganda, rhetoric and schoolboy level insults”: …I cannot in good conscience work for an organisation such as Bloomberg, nor rely on its recommendation via the BAT for work elsewhere in the industry. I will – as I have usually done […]

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You can choose the blue pill of science fiction, but you’d be missing out on the factual science provided by the red pill’s enlightenment: The film records ten years of effort by the small team in Copenhagen that, in the end, solved the mystery of how the Galaxy and the Sun interfere in our everyday […]

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Canada’s number one extreme environmentalist is back (from scaring the kiddies at Christmas) to spew more doomsday predictions: (Note: For some reason, the embedded video is not showing here. Visit the site. Embedded video is back now, but I’ll leave the link in case.) More on this latest climate science fiction here. The “Climate Vulnerability […]

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Kosacks Plunder Suzuki — but that’s okay ’cause he stole the idea too!

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West Vancouver scammer trying to improve his view?

by Natasha on Sunday, September 16, 2012, 11:20 am

in Canadiana, Crime, Scams

Residents have received official-looking letters telling them to trim their treetops or else: Police in a well-to-do Metro Vancouver community are investigating a strange hoax where residents have received letters telling them to shorten their trees or face heavy fines. The official-looking letters circulated in the Westhill area of West Vancouver tell homeowners they could […]

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The highlight is that they think they have a bot’s chance in hell of being taken seriously: Given that the survey audience was mostly alarmist (see the blog list above), and the survey’s intent was clear to commenters on those sites (see their comments below), its possible the team has “discovered” that some alarmist readers […]

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It started with this, and Obama’s people played stupid, saying they had nothing to do with the despicable ad implying Romney is a murderer. Now it’s double down time: So here’s Stephanie Cutter. She’s with the campaign. She knows Soptic. She worked on the first Soptic ad. They’re having a discussion about the PAC ad […]

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Thou shalt embrace the #AGW scientific consensus without question. I’m betting the 2nd commandment goes something like: Thou shalt attack those heathens who refuse to worship the Gaia climate idols, er models* and fear-monger about anti-science Christians. For instance, Globe and Mail columnist Lawrence Martin says Harper’s anti-Suzuki stance on climate change might be the […]

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The history-challenged failed to mention that this “unprecedented” melt happens every 150 years or so. Plus a little more about that 97 percent “statistic”: I’m sure our readers don’t really need to have it pointed out that the melting event did not melt 97% of Greenland’s ice sheet, but rather occurred over 97% of the […]

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LOL funny… Beyond Poetic Justice: Spain, the country that destroyed its economy–in considerable part–by lavishing billion$ on the Sunbeams and Birdshredder “Energy” sector (which racked up a $31 billion deficit), is preparing…wait for it…a Renewable Energy Tax. By one estimate, it would wipe out 76% of the country’s green energy production–awesome! Still laughing… Stupid economic […]

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Internet threats & hoaxes

by Natasha on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 12:17 pm

in Culture-Ideology-Religion, Scams

I remain always skeptical of any unsolicited emails, and one thing I NEVER do is click any links provided — even if the email looks very legit; for instance, from companies I deal with on a regular basis. Usually the most obvious tip-off is the “Dear (insert name of company here) User” salutation. Any company […]

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Delusions Down Under: The statement doesn’t sound scientific, however. For one thing, the language isn’t circumspect. It doesn’t talk about possible outcomes. It doesn’t say certain things may happen. Instead, it declares with supreme confidence that, by the end of the century, CO2 emissions at the current rate will warm sea surface temperatures by at […]

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Lefty group that’s touted* the made-up massive numbers for robofail*  also sponsored this “science” rally today. But are they actually scientists or activists? What’s the difference these days… @Org9 @kady I’ll swear an affidavit that I saw anti-Harper posters at NRC and the place nearly shut down during coalition crisis. #cdnpoli — Neil Edmondson (@NeilJEdmondson) […]

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Bye-bye tax dollars; bye-bye yet more jobs as battery maker A123 Systems Inc on Friday told investors it has about five months of cash left to fund operations: The company, which received a $249 million grant from the Obama administration as part of a program to develop advanced lithium-ion batteries, said in documents filed with […]

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Like all alarmist rhetoric… Yes, it certainly does sound made up. And we all know how much past Liberal governments cared about climate change action — *snort*. UPDATE: Dean asks, “Wouldn’t it be considered fraudulent to solicit money based on a falsehood?” Good point! I would think it is.

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They’re trying to shakedown victims for cash by using a computer virus to make you crap your pants: The malware causes computers to freeze after a pop-up message appears saying the computer has been associated with illegal music downloading or child pornography, and asks for a payment of $100 to “unlock” it. The message claims […]

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