Thursday, 13 February 2014

Earth Hour and Spider-Man Andrew Garfield join forces in order to save the planet

Today it was announced that  Earth Hour and Spider-Man join forces  in order  to "save the planet":

In a first of its kind partnership, Spider-Man will be the first Super Hero ambassador for Earth Hour, the global movement organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), with a message to inspire individuals to use their power to become Super Heroes for the planet.

The  Super Hero ambassador himself has made the following statement:

“I’m proud Spider-Man is the first Super Hero ambassador for Earth Hour because he shows we can all be Super Heroes when we realize the power we all have,” says Andrew Garfield, who plays Spider-Man in the upcoming film. 

WWF/ Earth Hour could not have chosen better. The WWF has not yet announced the Ambassador's work schedule, but probably His Excellency is due to visit Madagascar, the Philippines and other Earth Hour project countries in  order to tell the natives that  they "can all be Super Heroes", when they "realize the power" they all have,  just like he has done:

Andrew’s impressive bank balance has ensured that today the actor can easily fulfill his childhood fantasy of leading a high profile lifestyle. The Spiderman star purchased a 3900 square feet home in the celebrity frequented Beverly Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles valued at $2.5 million in November 2012. Garfield has a marked fascination for sports cars and his garage boasts of high end vehicles of the class of Porsche Panamera and Audi A7.

Congratulations Earth Hour!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Danish owner of "the first carbon-neutral hotel group in the world" on a mission to save the world from catastrophic global warming

(image by Wikipedia)

When it comes to self-promotion, the Danes are second to none. The Forbes interview with Kirsten Brøchner, the owner of "the first carbon-neutral hotel group in the world" (consisting of two small family run hotels) is a case in point.

Ms. Brøchner is apparently on a  mission to revolutionize the entire international business community in order to save the world from catastrophic human caused global warming:  

For instance, I wanted to set up a climate school for companies with training courses for employees, teaching them how to choose the green option at work and at home. One example is when boiling water for tea—only boiling the water needed, so energy is not wasted on boiling extra.

Well, maybe it's not so surprising that even the "green" Danish government agencies have told Brøchner that her "climate school" is not their cup of tea:

Unfortunately, none of the many government agencies I asked for help were interested in supporting the idea.

Unelected eurocrats furious at the Swiss people who dared to vote for controlled migration

UKIP's Nigel Farage on the Swiss referendum:
"This is wonderful news for national sovereignty and freedom lovers throughout Europe"

The unelected Brussels eurocrats are furious at the Swiss people, who dared to vote for controlled migration:

Viviane Reding, deputy chief of the EU's executive, said Switzerland could not expect to keep the benefits of free trade without accepting freedom of movement.
"That is not possible. You take them all or you leave them all," Reding said.

Ross Clark, writing in the Express, gets it right:

It is one of the most cosmopolitan countries in the world and hosts the headquarters of the Red Cross as well as many other international organisations. But the people of Switzerland have come to realise that while migration can be enriching, uncontrolled migration – which came about as part of a deal with the EU in 2000 – has created problems.
Swiss workers have complained that foreign labour has pushed down wages and increased living costs. Sunday’s referendum did not call for gates to be erected at the border with signs saying “Swiss only. Others keep out”. Far from it. It simply called for controlled migration so that it can distinguish between those who are likely to benefit the economy and those who won’t.
To the leaders of the EU this is an anathema. They are pursuing an aggressive ideology of free movement of people within Europe without any regard to the consequences nor to the fact that what they are proposing is highly unpopular with a huge number of EU citizens.
The open borders policy has no democratic legitimacy. It has never been properly debated in member states. It has been introduced by stealth.

Monday, 10 February 2014

The euro and the EU are doomed

Political leaders and eurocrats have recently been celebrating the end of the euro crisis. They are of course lying. There is only a temporary lull before the next acute stage of the crisis sets in. If you do not believe me, read what the FT's columnist Gideon Rachman writes:
But there is also a different, darker interpretation that I find more convincing. This holds that the economic crisis has gravely damaged the euro. It has stripped the project of support and legitimacy and exposed the design flaws in the single currency. The biggest flaw remains the lack of a large central budget and a transfer union of the sort that makes other federal currencies, such as the dollar, work.
That weakness can only be remedied by the creation of something much closer to a European state. But the crisis has profoundly undermined the pro-European sentiment that would be necessary to build a United States of Europe. Even in Germany, which has historically supported the European ideal, the country’s most respected institutions are crying foul.
As a result, the euro is stuck with a floundering economy, inadequate institutions and weak support. That does not sound like a long-term recipe for success to me.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Vivienne Westwood miraculously saves the capital of haute couture from global warming armageddon: "everything below Paris would become uninhabitable"

                                                                                                    (image by wiki)

Vivienne Westwood says global warming is going to kill us, but Paris, the capital of haute couture, will survive:

Westwood said that communicating the threat of climate change had become her priority and so she is keen to promote Greenpeace's work to protect the Arctic. "The status quo will kill us. People don't realise how quickly we are marching towards a possible mass extinction. Once the global temperature goes up beyond two degrees, you can't stop it. Current predictions are that we will see a rise of more like 4C or 6C, which would mean that everything below Paris would become uninhabitable."

A look behind the facade in Sochi

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