Jy blaai in die argief vir 2011 November.

Climate Change CONference (Cop17)

30/11/2011 in Sonder kategorie

Volgens gisteraand se nuus beweer die V.N. dat die afgelope dekade die warmste jare op rekord was. Hierdie mense skroom nie om data te kook nie, soos met Michael Mann se ‘hokkiestok’-grafiek. Die artikel (effens verkort) hieronder is by http://www.c3headlines.com/2011/07/latest-global-temperature-data… volledig en met ondersteunende grafieke beskikbaar:

Latest Global Temperature Data Confirms That Unequivocal Global Cooling is Accelerating

 

Note: Just prior to this posting, it became public that a new Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) study confirms that global warming has been missing since 1998. This new study refutes James Hanson, Al Gore and all the IPCC Climategate scientists claims of “unequivocal”, “unprecedented”, and “accelerating” global warming they have made over recent years. Global warming skeptics have proven to be correct, which the below material also supports.

In a previous post we reviewed the last 15 years of HadCRUT temperature records, which show that global warming has become insignificant.  In fact, one could accurately state that a global cooling trend is now replacing a global warming trend in an “unequivocal” and “accelerating” manner, using the greens’ favored warming alarmist terms.

When examining the past 15 years of monthly global temperature anomalies, the per century change from a warming trend to a cooling trend becomes clear. Since 2001 the per century trends have conclusively switched from a global warming direction to a global cooling direction. In addition, the early 2011 temperature anomalies confirm what has actually been taking place since 2001. If the May 2011 10-year trend continues, the global temperature by 2100 will have decreased by -0.67 degrees C.

This warming to cooling reversal has happened in the face of “business as usual”  increases in atmospheric CO2 levels. And this global temperature phenomenon reversal has occurred despite the “consensus” claims of IPCC ” climate scientists” and predictions of the bureaucrats’ models.

Regardless of how the temperature anomaly results are examined, the last 15-year span has seen the global warming trend fade as the world seemingly moves into a global cooling mode ( the continental U.S. 15-year trend of temperature trends confirms this cooling trend). How long this will persist and how deep the cooling trend may become is pure speculation. And indeed, there is no concrete, empirically proven, scientific reason to assume the cooling will continue – the climate is complex and chaotic, which makes accurate predictions impossible. [Die vorige sikliese afkoeling was gedurende 1938-1977]

These are the take home facts:

1. Global warming is neither unequivocal, accelerating or even unprecedented.

2. Global cooling is becoming a trend.

3. Rapidly increasing CO2 levels have not caused the requisite acceleration of global temperature increases.

4. CO2 levels appear to have little impact on global temperatures.

5. Global temperatures are in a deceleration mode, totally contrary to IPCC’s climate models.

6. Recent severe weather events (2010 and 2011) are not a result of increasing global temperatures; based on the actual temperature evidence since 2001, recent severe weather would more likely be a result of accelerating cooling

Ministeriele Manewales

28/11/2011 in Sonder kategorie

Dis asof kabinetslede onder mekaar kompeteer om die belaglikste wetgewing voor te stel. Minister Matebele wil, om padsterftes uit te skakel, die spoedgrens op snelwee afbring na 100 kpu, die toelaatbare alkoholvlak verminder na 0.0 % en ‘n kursus van 4 jaar vir bestuurderslisensies instel. Dit van iemand wat deur ‘n chauffeur rondgery moet word.

Nog ‘n minister wil alle gevaarlike wapens onwettig maak (ek kan aan dosyne voorwerpe in en om die huis dink wat so aangewend kan word). Selfverdediging is nie meer ‘n verskoning nie en ‘n dame wat met pepersproei in haar handsak betrap word sou in hegtenis geneem kan word, ook kinders met speelgoed-wapens.

Dr. Hoesenaam wil dit verpligtend maak dat alle mans besny moet word. Dit verminder aldus hom die risiko van VIGS-oordrag.  “Dr.” word nogal wyd aangewend. Dit kan dui op ‘n mediese kwalifikasie, doktoraat of ‘n ere-doktorsgraad. (Kaunda, oud-president van Zambie was mos ook ‘n “Dr.”, alhoewel hy net tot standerd 2 gevorder het). Sekere Amerikaanse universiteite verkoop na bewering doktors- en ander grade. Die minister het ook nie ‘n saak met waar die miljarde vandaan moet kom om sy nasionale gesondheidsplan te finansier nie.

Minister Lala dink skynbaar die weermag se hoofdoel is om die president en vise-president rond te vlieg. Die vorige president se R300 miljoen straler is nou nie meer goed genoeg nie. Die beoogde nuwe aankope, een vliegtuig vir elk (sowat R800 miljoen stuks) kos net soveel as die jumbo’s wat onlangs deur Emirate Lugdiens bestel is.

Sjanghai ontken nou dat hy Mal Emma tydens die se dissiplinere verhoor verdedig het. (Die nuusberigte wat ons almal gelees en gehoor het was seker nie korrek nie). Dit lyk al hoe meer na ‘n sinkende skip situasie.

Snorre de Villiers, tans werkloos, weet alles van rotte uit hoede haal. Hy kan nou gerus tot minister bevorder word. Dit sal in rugby se beste belang wees en sal nie huidige kabinet-standaarde verlaag nie. 

Global Warming and the New World Order – James Delingpole (vervolg)

27/11/2011 in Sonder kategorie

“But if it [man-made global warming] turns out to have been a myth…..

The next few years are going to be very interesting. Watch the global power elite squirming to reposition itself as it slowly distances itself from Anthropogenic Global Warming (“Who? Us? No. We never thought of it as more than a quaint theory …”), and tries to find new ways of justifying green taxation and control. (Ocean acidification; biodiversity; et al). You’ll notice sly shifts in policy spin. In Britain, for example, Chris “Chicken Little” Huhne’s suicidal “dash for wind” will be reinvented as a vital step towards “energy security”.  There will be less talk of “combatting climate change” and more of “mitigation”. You’ll hear enviro-Nazi’s like Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren avoid reference to “global warming” like the plaque, preferring the more reliably vaque phrase “global climate disruption.”

And you know the worst thing is? If we allow them, they’re going to get away with it. Our duty as free citizens over the next few years is to make sure that they don’t.

Al Gore, George Soros, Bill Gates, Carol Browner, John Holdren, Barack Obama, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Tim Yeo, Michael Mann, Ted Turner, Robert Redford, Phil Jones, Chris Huhne, John Howard (yes really, he was supposed to be a conservative, but he was the man who kicked off Australia’s ETS), Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, Yvo de Boer, Rajendra Pachauri … The list of the guilty goes on and on. Each in his own way – and whether through ignorance, naivety idealism or cynicism, it really doesn’t matter for the result has been the same – has done his bit to push the greatest con-trick in the history of science, forcing on global consumers the biggest bill in the history of taxation, using “global warming”as an excuse to extend the reach of government further than it has ever gone before. [o.a. kan Elise Tempelhoff van Die Burger by hierdie lys gevoeg word].

It is time we put a stop to this. In the US, the Tea Party movement is showing us the way. We need to punish these dodgy politicians at the ballot box. We need to ensure that those scientists guilty of malfeasance are, at the very least thrown out of the jobs which we taxpayers have been funding these last decades. [ook die wat ons regering adviseer!] We need to ensure that corporatist profiteers are no longer able to benefit from the distortion and corruption of the markets which result from green regulation. [o.a. verspreiders/installeerders van windturbines en sonpanele]

We need a “Global Warming ” Nuremberg.”

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/james delingpole/

www.james delingpole.com.

So ‘n bek verdien jem!

Hit Parade: Hierdie week 47 jaar gelede

26/11/2011 in Sonder kategorie

1. I should have known better – Beatles (1)

2. Hallo Operator – Billy Forrest (4)

3. On the Beach – Cliff Richard (2)

4. Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison (6)

5. Tell me – Rolling Stones (7)

6. I guess I’m crazy – Jim Reeves (3)

7. Ain’t that loving you, baby – Elvis (nuut)

8. All I got – Bats (5)

Die Beatles was nou vir twee weke op No.1. Die nuweling was die derde van Elvis sedert hierdie reeks begin het. Dit lui egter nie op die oomblik ‘n klokkie nie. Hierdie week se liriek is spesiaal vir vanaand se braaivleisvuur. Het elkeen ‘n beker of glasie in die hand? Hier kom hy.

The Drink Song – Mario Lanza

 

          Drink, drink, drink

          To lips that are red and sweet as the fruit on the tree.

          Drink, drink, drink

          To eyes that are bright as stars that are shining on me.

Here’s a toast that those bright eyes will shine

Lovingly, longingly soon into mine.

May those lips that are red and sweet

Tonight with joy my own lips meet.

Drink,drink, let us toast thy

Gay young hearts that are spry.

Drink, drink,drink

Let every true lover salute his sweetheart.

          Drink, drink, drink

          ……

Here’s a toast for the right to see

Those smiling eyes beguiling me.

Drink, drink, let us toast thy

Gay young hearts that are spry.

Drink, drink, drink

Let every true lover salute his sweetheart.

Let’s drink!

          Drink, drink, drink

          ……

  

Global Cooling and the New World Order – James Delingpole

25/11/2011 in Sonder kategorie

Ek deel graag hierdie interessante pos waarop ek gister afgekom het, voordat die nuwe inligtingswet in werking tree en ek dalk lewenslank opgesluit word. James Delingpole, skrywer, joernalis en uitsaaier, word verbatim gekwoteer:

“Bilderberg. Whether you believe it’s part of a sinister conspiracy which lead inexorably to one world government or whether you think it’s just an innocent high-level talking shop, there’s one thing that can’t be denied: it knows which way the wind is blowing. At its June (2010) meeting in Sitges, Spain (unreported and held in camera, as is Bilderberg’s way) some of the world’s most powerful CEOs rubbed shoulders with notable academics and leading politicians. They included: the chairman of Fiat, the Irish Attorney General Paul Gallagher, the US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke, Henry Kissinger, Bill Gates, Dick Perle, the Queen of the Netherlands, the editor of the Economist …. Definitely not Z-list, in other words. Which is what makes one particular item on the group’s discussion agenda so tremendously significant. See if you can spot the one I mean:

The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3-6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations.

Yep, that’s right. Global Cooling. Which means one of two things. Either it was a printing error. Or the global elite is perfectly aware that global cooling represents a far more serious and imminent threat to the world than global warming, but is so far unwilling to admit it except behind closed doors. Let me explain why this is a bombshell waiting to explode.

Almost every government in the Western world from the USA to Britain to all the other EU states to Australia and New Zealand is currently committed to a policy of “decarbonization”. This in turn is justified to (increasingly sceptical) electorates on the grounds that man-made CO2 is a prime driver of dangerous global warming and must therefore be reduced drastically, at no matter what  social, economic and environmental cost. In the Eighties and Nineties, the global elite had a nice run of hot weather to support their (scientifically dubious) claims. But now they don’t. Winters are getting colder. Fuel bills are rising (in the name of combating climate change, natch.). The wheels are coming off the AGW bandwagon. Ordinary people, resisting two decades of concerted brainwashing, are starting to notice.

All this, of course, spells big trouble for the global power elite. As well as leading to food shortages (as, for example, it becomes harder to grow wheat in northerly latitudes, adding, of course, to such already-present disasters as biofuels and the rejection of GM), global cooling is going to find electorates increasingly angry that they have been sold a pup.

Our fuel bills are rising inexorably; our countryside , our views and our property values have been ravaged by hideous wind farms, our holidays have been made more expensive; our cost of living has been driven up by green taxes; our freedoms have been curtailed in any number of petty, irritating ways from what kind of light bulbs we are permitted to use to how we dispose of our rubbish. And to what end? If man-made global warming was really happening and really a problem we might possibly have carried on putting up with all these constraints on our liberty and assaults on our income. But if it turns out to be a myth…. Well then, all bets are off.

Word vervolg.

Klimaatsverandering

24/11/2011 in Sonder kategorie

Na net twee nagte oor die naweek is ons weer terug na winter-pyjamas. Vanoggend is dit weer sub10 grade buite met ‘n koue wind en ek sit met langbroek en trui. Laasjaar was daar ook koue dae gedurende November, maar nie so knaend soos vanjaar nie. Gister was ons weer Kakamas toe waar die druiwe-oes vanjaar laat begin het. Daar is skaars ‘n week oor voor ons Weskus-vakansie en ek kon nog nie die winter-bleekheid afskud nie. Gewoonlik loop ek hierdie tyd van die jaar sonder ‘n hemp behalwe wanneer ons dorp toe gaan.

Volgens ‘n nuusflits gisteraand sal die Kioto-protokol nie op die agenda vir volgende week se Cop-beraad in Durban wees nie. Is die Globale Verwarming/Klimaatsverandering-kaartehuis besig om in te tuimel? Die VSA is lankal nie meer entoesiasties oor koolstof-maatreels nie. Dis waarom Obama nou met ‘n ‘Lame Duck’ regering sit. Laasmaand se ongewone vroee sneeuval in hul Atlantiese state sal skeptisisme oor aardverwarming verder aanblaas. Dit lyk my net Suid-Afrika en Australie is  nog ‘eager beavers’ om koolstofbelasting in te stel en tannie Merckel ook.

By die klimaatsberaad in Cancun is ongewone koue daar ondervind. So ook die vorige jaar te Copenhagen. As die patroon voortduur kan Durbaniete hulle voorberei op ‘n onplesierige week.

Hit Parade: Hierdie week 47 jaar gelede

19/11/2011 in Sonder kategorie

1. I should have known better – Beatles (3)

2. On the beach – Cliff Richard (4)

3. I guess I’m crazy – Jim Reeves (1)

4. Hallo Operator – Billy Forest (7)

5. All I got – Bats (2)

6. Pretty woman – Roy Orbison (nuut)

7. Tell me – Rolling Stones (nuut)

8. Have I the right – Honeycombs (6)

Jim Reeves moes na net een week bo die knie buig voor die Beatles. Die Rolling Stones se nuweling vervang hul ‘It’s all over now’ van die vorige week. ‘Pretty woman’ was die temalied van ‘n fliek met daardie naam waarin Richard Gere en Julia Roberts die hoofrolle vertolk het. Die skatryk alleenloper tel ‘n meisie op vir geselskap, die kuiertjie hou aan en uiteindelik raak die twee verlief.

Vir vandag se liriek is die tema Wanderlust und Heimweh. Die liedjie was op ‘n langspeler wat uit my studentejare onthou word. Norman Luboff kom by my op, was daar ‘n sanggroep met die naam? Die agtergrond was die Switserse Alpe en die liedjie moontlik uit Duits vertaal. Mans en vrouestemme sing die liedjie eenstemmig en in perfekte harmonie.

Beyond the mountains

 

There lies a world beyond the mountains

There lies a world for me to see

And I must go beyond the mountains

And leave the home so dear to me

La la la la la la la la la

La la la la la la la la la

And I must go beyond the mountains

And leave the home so dear to me.

My father lived beneath the mountains

As did his father long ago

And I was born beneath the mountains

They are the only home I know

La la la la la la la la la

La la la la la la la la la

And I was born beneath the mountains

They are the only home I know.

And now, farewell oh friendly mountains

The time has come for me to roam

And ‘ere I go beyond the mountains

I know my heart will long for home

La la la la la la la la la

La la la la la la la la la

And ‘ere I go beyond the mountains

I know my heart will long for home.

Verkeers-aangeleenthede

18/11/2011 in Sonder kategorie

In ‘n vorige pos het ek melding gemaak van die Sederberg-verkeersdepartement wat my per SMS versoek/gedreig het om sonder versuim ‘n elektroniese betaling in ‘n verskafde bankrekening te doen om vervolging te verhoed. Dit was vir ‘n beweerde spoed-oortreding, vermoedelik gedurende die huidige jaar, waarvoor geen voorafgaande skriftelike kommunikasie van daardie departement ontvang is nie. In die aanslag vir hernuwing van die betrokke voertuiglisensie wat pas ontvang is lees teenoor “Boete uitstaande oortredings” die bedrag R0.00. Dit ondersteun my interpretasie dat geen boete geldig is sonder ‘n skuldigbevinding in ‘n hof nie.

Die ‘agbare’ minister van vervoer, wat bekendheid verwerf het met sy ‘Aprilgek’- tipe planne, o.a. om spoedperke op nasionale paaie te verlaag na 100 kpu en die toelaatbare alkoholvlak na 0.0 % asook ‘n multi-jarige kursus vir bestuurderslisensies, gebruik ‘n chaffeur. Dit bevestig die persepsie dat hy ‘n leek is t.o.v. motorbestuur.

Die blaam vir die ongeluk (20 sterftes) by Prins Albertweg op die  N1 behoort ongetwyfeld aan die taxi-bestuurders wat in ‘n stilstaande vragmotor vasgejaag het.  Een van die taxis het vooraf meer as 300 km binne twee uur afgele. Selfs sonder waarskuwingstekens is dit onbegryplik dat ‘n lewensgroot vragmotor op ‘n reguit oop pad, met ‘n 80 km spoedperk, nie in die ligte van die naderende voorste taxi gesien is nie.  Nou gaan die bestuurders van die vragmotor, wat sonder brandstof gaan staan het, waarskynlik van strafbare manslag aangekla word.

Hier in Boesmanland wil-wil dit nou somer raak. Die afgelope twee dae dra ek al kortbroek met of sonder ‘n hemp. Snags is  winter-pyjamas en komberse egter nog nodig. Dalk haal die temperatuur vandag 30 grade. Die hoogste sover vir November was 25 grade.

Hit Parade: Hierdie week 47 jaar gelede

12/11/2011 in Sonder kategorie

1. I guess I’m crazy – Jim Reeves (4)

2. All I got – Bats (1)

3. I should have known better – Beatles (6)

4. On the beach – Cliff Richard (7)

5. It’s all over now – Rolling Stones (2)

6. Have I the right – Honeycombs (3)

7. Hello Operator – Billy Forest (nuut)

8. Everybody loves somebody – Dean Martin (5)

Die top 8 posisies was hierdie week gelaai met destydse ‘swaargewigte’ van die musiekwereld. Wanneer ‘n Jim Reeves-liedjie op die Hit Parade verskyn het, het dit gewoonlik tot heelbo gegaan, soos nou weer met ‘I guess I’m crazy’. Was die nuwe aankomeling, Billy Forest, nie ‘n Suid-Afrikaner nie? Hierdie week se liriek is ‘n liedjie wat op langspelers van beide Jim Reeves en Slim Whitman voorkom. Ek weet nie wie se oorspronklike treffer dit was nie, maar sal nie verbaas wees as verskeie ander sangers dit ook in hul repertoires het nie. Lekker sing!

I love you because

 

 I love you because you understand, dear

Every single thing I try to do

You’re always there to lend a helping hand, dear

I love you most of all because you’re you

No matter what the world may say about me

I know your heart will always be true

I love you for the way you never doubt me

But most of all I love you ’cause you’re you.

I love you because my heart is lighter

Every time I’m walking by your side

I love you because the future’s brighter

The door to happiness you opened wide

No matter what may be the style or season

I know your love will always see me through

I love you for a hundred thousand reasons

But most of all I love you ’cause you’re you. 

‘n Dag in Pofadder

11/11/2011 in Sonder kategorie

Gisteroggend was ons vyfuur op om ‘n vriendin van Anna op die Interkaap-bus te besorg vir ‘n kuiertjie in Bloemfontein. Sy is ‘n weduwee, een van vier binne klipgooi-afstand van ons huis af. Die oggendluggie was koel genoeg om ‘n trui of sweetpak te regverdig. Teen sesuur, toe die bus oorkant die hotel in Voortrekkerstraat (die hoofstraat) stilhou, was die son reeds op. Terug by die huis was ons in ‘n stemming vir koffie en beskuit. Daarna het elkeen hom/haarself met sleurwerkies besig gehou tot tienuur. Terwyl ek voor die TV stelling ingeneem het vir krieket, was Anna op een van haar gereelde besoeke aan die ouetehuis. 

Na die Proteas se skouspelagtige kolfineenstorting teen die Aussies, het ons die onderbreking in spel benut om eers die katte te gaan kosgee by die huis waar ons gebly het, voordat ons huidige woonplek so drie jaar gelede gekoop is. Die katte was al in dubbelsyfers maar deur natuurlike attrisie is daar tans net ses volwassenes. Iets meer as ‘n maand gelede het ons twee weer ouma en oupa geword van agt klein katjies. Hulle is nou so te se gespeen en eet al pap met melk en proe aan katpilletjies. Skaars ‘n week gelede het hul nog gebibber van die koue en het Anna hul vier-op-‘n-slag teen haar bors vasgehou vir warmte. Die een werpsel van vier het die pragtigste persblou ogies, die ander s’n is geel. Hulle kom al nadergedraf wanneer ons stilhou.

Ons was net betyds terug vir die doodsnikke van die Aussies se tweede kolfbeurt. Daarna het ek haastig die drie-kilometer roete om die dorp gedraf, hopende dat die wedstryd nog nie verby sou wees voordat ek terug is nie. Genadiglik het ons kolwers darem tot uitskeityd oorleef.

Teen sononder is ‘n skemer-‘kelkie’ in die rietskerm geniet – vir my twee vingers Oloff Berg (die KWV het drie weke terug, gedurende Langjan se besoek, in die stof gebyt) en vir vroulief net ‘n naeldikte, met Coke en eisj. Dit is gevolg met aandete op die agterstoep, waarna ons hand-aan-hand, soos vir byna 40 jaar al, gaan stap het.

Dit was ‘n windstil aand met yl rooigetinte wolkies aan die westerkim. Die dorp was so stil dat jy dit kon hoor.Op die eerste deel van die wandeling, noordwaarts in Dorpstraat is die Pellaberge in sig. ‘n Blok vorentoe gooi kinders ‘n bal rond, wat tot by ons rol. Soos die modieuse dame (ekself in denims alles behalwe dit) in die TV-advertensie, gooi ek dit vir hulle terug. Regs in Von Wiellighstraat is daar in die volgende blok op linkerhand ‘n feitlik blaarlose Jakaranda vol in pers blomme. In die pastorie se agterplaas is seker die grootste boom in die dorp, ‘n bloekom. Hier in Pofadder staan hoofsaaklik peper-, soetdoring- en palmbome. Op die hoek met Voortrekkerstraat is die Chinese winkel se deur nog oop. Had ons mense maar hul werkskultuur. Dit sou ‘n ‘bargain’ wees om so 40 miljoen van ons landgenote vir hulle te verruil! Kersliggies brand al by die hotel en ‘n blok straataf by ‘Proe-i-bietjie’ kafee/restaurant. Teen die tyd dat ons omdraai is dit reeds sterk skemer. ‘n Kaaskleur volmaan hang net bokant die dakke in ‘n oos-noordoos rigting, met ‘n helder “ster” bokant hom. Die “ster” kan egter nie die aandster (Venus) wees nie, want die skyn ewe helder op dieselfde hoogte aan die teenoorgestelde kant. Waarskynlik Jupiter.

Met die halfnege nuus op Aljazeera word my dag gemaak met die berig dat ene John Daly hom aan die Australiese Ope gholftoernooi onttrek het, nadat hy 7 balle by dieselfde putjie in die water laat beland het. Om te dink ek het die spel “in disgust” (is daar ‘n ekwivalente Afrikaanse term?) gelos, na net die vierde bal op die Piesangvallei-baan (Plet) weggeslaan is!