Leaked Documents Show the U.N.’s Internet Power Grab…

As if we needed another reason to disband – utterly discredit, send the bureaucrats/delegates home and burn the buildings down, then dance on the ashes – the UN…

I never re-publish another blog’s post in its entirety and will not start now, but Nerfherder has a post which is short, sweet and informative about this issue.  It describes what UN’s agency called the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) plans are for restricting access to the internet and gaining  huge control over its content.  Plus, it is chock full of links!

I strongly recommend reading the short post in its entirety.  Here is a bit with key links:

‘ A pair of researchers from George Mason University created a website called WCITLeaks.org in the hopes that someone with access to the secretive proposals would leak them and make them available to the public.  Last Friday, that’s exactly what happened.  Someone leaked the 212-page planning document being used by governments to prepare for the December conference.  You can read it yourself here.’

We really need to start raising awareness about this.

Information is the best weapon in the preservation of freedom.

That is why the UN wants to disarm us.

We must not let them!

“The Skeptical Environmentalist”: A Conversation with John Tierney and Bjorn Lomborg

If you have been following this blog for a while, you know my opinions on Anthropogenic Global Warming – even though I have not been writing on this topic much lately.

I am of the opinion that Global Warming is a good thing – whether human-caused or not (though, I am unconvinced that we, humans, deserve much of the credit for this positive change).

Looking back in history, warmer weather has always meant increased prosperity for humanity because it is easier to grow food.  Since subsistence is less labour intensive, we get more time and energy to spend on such things as science, art and generally improving the world around us.  So, trying to stop Global Warming is seriously anti-human!

As an Aspie, I would point out that in the big picture, we are in an inter-glaciation period, when the icecaps are supposed to be shrinking and the weather is supposed to be getting warmer (though, of course, the ‘noise’ of century-long cycles is bound to introduce cooler bits along the way).  So, trying to fight against Global Warming is seriously anti-Earth!

Plus I consider myself to be a tree hugger.  I love trees.  I’d love to see more trees.  Carbon dioxide is food for trees.  So, trying to reduce carbon dioxide in the air is seriously anti-tree!

And, natural evolution will favour those organisms that can adjust to changes in their climate and surroundings the most successfully.  Natural evolution is a good thing, because it builds better, stronger organisms in better, stronger ecosystems.  So, trying to arrest the cyclical nature of climate change is seriously anti-nature!

As such, I reject on principle each and every action which is aimed at arresting nature and its cycle as unnatural statism which is immoral and anti-Mother-Nature.

Having said this, you might pick up on a few points of disagreement I would have with Bjorn Lomborg…but I still find listening to his opinions interesting: