Whatever Happened To The Oil Disaster In The Gulf

Little Nicky Machiavelli does not often write about fear and panic, that is Boggart Blog’s job. Even so we do get to report quite frequently on the exposure of another round of fear and panic as a fraud cooked up by governments, big business, scientists (they’re always in the thick of it) and the money men.

In the past few years since Little Nicky began his career as a blogger I and my confederates at Boggart Blog, The Daily Stirrer and elsewhere have reported on the Bird Flu panic, MRSA panic, Climate Armageddon panic, Volcano juice panic, Swine Flue paninc, toxic debt panic and a few others.

In each case the politicians, scientists, money men and those branches of business who saw an opportunity to profit from the outbreak of fear and panic among citizens, predicted the end of civilisation as we know it if people did not surrender the ability to think for themselves in exchange for being granted the safety and protection of a paternalistic, authoritarian ragime.

Most recent Armageddon scenario was the Gulf Of Mexico oil spill fear and panic. The oil leaking from the fractured well threatened a huge stretch of the U.S. coat with destruction it was claimed. Now this required people to not only stop thinking for themselves but also to stop thinking of the world in terms of a big football floating in space of which the USA is just one of the leather panels on the surface. The people who fell for it had to think of Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, Australia, Greenland and Antarctica as small islands off the east and west coasts of the USA.

Thus the spillage from one averaged sized oil well tapping into a smallish oil reservoir was set to flood the oceans with crude oil destroying life on earth. It was America’s greastest eco – disaster ever. So where has all that spilled oil gone now asks The Rational Optimist in an article titled The Oil Disappears From The Gulf

Accrording to the Panicmonger In Chief, Barack Hussein Obama, the oil spill that followed the blow out on BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig was an ecological disaster of Biblical proportions. And how did he know that? His friendly scientists told him of course. Let’s hope the U.S. electors remember how Obama has tried to politicise this issue when voting in the mid tern elections in November.

If he has been as bright as he thinks he is the President might have possessed the with to paraphrse Macbeth:

“Will all Neptunes great ocean wash clean
the oil from this my coast; or will this
my coast the monstrous seas incarnedine
making the green one black”

As usual Obama was ill informed and wrong. The spill was not the biggest the world’s oceans have ever known, not even the biggest in the Gulf Of Mexico (see our link below) Not a trace of the 1979 oil spill in the Gulf, bigger than the current one according to estimates, now remains and nobody remembers it.

Americans, particularly those who supported Obama just love mass hysteria so it was inevitable the spill would be inflated into an outbreak of fear and panic. Ironically the Obama supporters who prided themselves on being rational and not prone to the idiocies embraced by the religious right have shown they were actually loopier. They just needed a messiah who ticked all the politically correct boxes.

With Obama to lead them they have panicked about global warming, succumbed to swine flu hysteria and now quaked in fear of Oilmageddon as the panicmonger – in chief whipped up the frenzy and threw in a bit of Brit hating racism for good measure.

Xavier Connolly for The Daily Stirrer website predicted weeks ago, long before the well was capped, that micro organisms would take care of the oil as they had after that spill thirty years ago.

Read another point of view on the oil spill, environmental catastrophes and fear and panic in Was Tony Hayward Right After All (Daily Telegraph)

America’s Lame Duck Government

Ed Balls Accuses Coalition OfSelection By Stealth

Labour leadership candidate Ed Balls has accused the Coalition of trying to reintroduce selection into the education system by stealth. He said the plan announced by schools minister Michael Gove would allow quasi – independent academies to choose brighter pupils.

The comprehensive education system has become one of the sacred cows of the “progressive left” in spite of its very obvious failure. The old Grammar School system only segregated on grounds of intelligence whereas the system now with its postcode lottery and the growth of private schools for the rich segregates on grounds of parental wealth, social class and geographic location. Intelligence does not enter the equation. So the selective way was more egalitarian, what are the leftie whiners on about. Are they afraid of losing their core vote if working class pupils are given a chance to raise their aspirations?

Read full story on Selection By Stealth

Debt and the Telephone Thugs

Bullying Telephone Debt Collectors

A little known consequence of the global financial crisis has been that the banks which own many of the major credit card brands, Barclaycard, MBNA, Goldfish, have bundled up bad debt and sold it on for about 10p in the pound to some pretty unpleasant people who are now contracting telephone bullies to recover as much asd they can. As the thuigs who run the debt collection services are paid on commission they have a huge incentive to screw as much as they can out of you by …
READ full post Bullying Telephone Debt Collectors.

Climate Science and the objective scientific view

Though climate change alarmists claim that that “the science is settled” no longer holds water the arguments rage on. If anything they are getting more heated as the climate science lobby, knocked from the moral high grounds show their true colours. But more and more evidence is showing the climate change science was never settled and the global warming Armageddonists had built their whole case on very flimsy evidence.

Last week The Russell Report into the so called Climategate scandal reported that no evidence of dishonesty by scientific researchers at the University Of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU) had been found.

The Global Warming Armageddonists immediately claimed this exonerated the CRU scientists and proved the scientific case for Anthropogenic Global Warming.

As Little Nicky has always said scientists are an excitable, emotional lot, terms like self-discipline, detachment and objectivity do not appear in their lexicon (unless they are talking about their critics of course. If it’s wearing a science label that proves it’s right is the first item of faith in the creed followed by The Church Of Scienceology zealots who contribute to “progressive left” control freak blogs and the science pages of The Guardian.

So are there any objective reviews of the climate change research in question? There are lots actually. Here are links to a few:
click here to find a link to the Max Plank Institute’s report This is the actual press release from the Max Planck Institute that was prinited in Science magazine on July 6

And here is an editorial from New Scientist that appeared under the title
Without Candour We Can’t Trust Climate Science.
. This report shows none of the three whitewash inquiries published so far have been required to offer an opinion on the quality of the scientific work.

Then there was the news story about the United States Department of Energy withdrawing funding from the CRU

And finally a story of how new research recently published into the way carbon behaves in the atmosphere throws doubt on the reliability of the mathematical modelling techniques used by the CRU.

If you want a more entertaining take on climate science you can read all this stuff summarized with humourous asides at The Daily Stirrer:
Climate Change Crooks and Liars
Max Planck Refudiates AGW Science

NHS Nurses Bogged Down With Bureaucracy – Official

The labour government made a huge error in placing targets and statistics ahead of patient care in the NHS. Nurses complained they were spending more time bean counting than they were on patient care. Now Labour are screaming about the coalition’s proposed cuts in NHS budgets. But if the coalition get their plans right (big IF) the cuts will reduce numbers of managers and administrators, not nurses and front line staff.
Nurses Bogged Down By Bureaucracy

Now Science Superstar Max Planck Debinks Climate Science

One of the lies most often repeated by the Climate Science lobby is that ‘the science stands’ i.e. that no fault was found in the scientific work of the CRU. This is both true and a lie, true in that no fault was found, a lie because the reason no fault was found is that to examine the scientific work was outside the Russell panel’s terms of reference. This report features the Max Planck Institute’s take on climate science and the IPCC.
Follow the link to read full post and find links to Max Planck Institutes paper published in Science Mag. 6 July 2010
Climate Science Debunked By Science Superstar Max Planck.

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Graduate Unemployment Reaches A New High

News that there are 70 applicants for each graduate vacancy as this years University output start the soul destroying business of seeking jobs cannot have cheered anybody. But what are te reasons for this disastrous state of affairs. Could it be anything to do with governments pushing University for all to mask the true extent of our declime as an industrial nation?
Graduate unemployment reaches new high

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When Less Was More

This blog has become a highlighter for other controversialist writers, pointing you towards writers prepared to go againt the tide of mainsteam opinion, to chalenge the orthodoxy. Today the link is to an article by the excellent Deborah Orr, a true liberal who is commenting on the persistent whining of the progressive left about public spending cuts in the coalition’s budget. The terminally naive “progressive left” are labouring under the misapprehension that the debt funded good times can co on for ever, all the government has to do is keep printing money. Good food, luxury goods, clothes and holidays have been ridiculously cheap for 30 years. That’s why the drop in living standards will be tough. All we can do however is brace ourselves and get ready to ride out the storm.

Deborah Orr writes: Already, I look back, like some ancient matriarch in a bad television movie, telling the story of the world through her memories. I’m only 47, and I cannot believe how much life in Britain has changed in my time. (For a start, “only 47” wasn’t said much in 1962, except perhaps on the occasion of death.) I think of my late father, when I was little…
Why The Financial Crisis Is Going To Hurt

And if that depressed you take a look at this clip from 1970s TV programme Tiswaz, a show that typified and era when we all had less but seemed to be much happier.

The Bucket Of Water Song