Tuesday, July 25, 2017

150 Years Ago Toronto Sweltered- Today Temps are Below Normal

Let's talk about the continuing lack of AGW.

It's July 25/2017. Our summer, like our spring, has continued on with below "normal" or "average" temperatures. Day time highs all this month have been consistently below our claimed norm/average.
At 9:38 am today it is presently 19 C or 68 F. (according to environment canada who it appears has issues with temp conversion. 19 c generally equally 66 F)

 Our high today, on July 25th/2017 is expected to be 22C or 72 Fahrenheit.

Our average is claimed to be 81 F or 27 C, but, actually I would say our average is usually 83-86 F or 28 to 30 C (Before Environment Canada started to hide our historical temperatures) 

I've also noticed a real lack of sunshine. No sun yesterday. None today thus far.
In the northern hemisphere we count on the sunshine to get our Vitamin D.

You may wonder how it is I notice the temperature and weather as much as I do?  
Easy. I live with no air conditioning. Always have. 
So I am acutely aware of when it's hot and when it's cool.  

Secondly: I am out doors every single day. Every day. In the garden. In my yard. Or out for hikes and walks. Most people don't have this awareness because they don't spend any significant time outdoors.

Third: I  garden, forage and wildcraft as mentioned in this previous post: Stephen Buhner Interviews : Plant Intelligence & the Imaginal Realm

Keeping that in mind I was very interested to see an image in yesterday's Globe & Mail-
From 150 years ago- Toronto July 24 1867. It was 95 degrees F in the shade. That is 35 C.
If it was 95 F in the shade you can believe it was 105-110 in the sun!

In 1867 the population of Toronto was a mere sliver of today's Toronto.  
(for those interested: In 1867 Canada's entire population, approximately 3.1 million was slightly more then Toronto's is present day approx 2.8 million)
The city itself was nowhere near the giant heat island it is today. 
And as you notice... no cars. No gas guzzling SUV's. 
The industrial revolution had not begun. 
The alleged carbon component of AGW had not been introduced.

So, how do you explain the 95 F or 35 C in the shade temperatures?

Monday, July 24, 2017

KurdIShIS Redux- YPG/PKK 2nd Geographical Power in Syria

After the decline of ISIS… SDF (YPG/PKK) become the force with the 2nd geographical power in Syria- from SOHR.

A site I am largely not fond of. However, I can't dispute the information in this article
The “Islamic State” organization of which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented 5 days ago its control over about 42000 of the size of the Syrian land, continued to crumble in front of the military operations against it, in the provinces of Homs, Deir Ezzor and Al-Raqqah especially, where the organization (YPG/PKK) was the 2nd most influential force in Syria, after the regime forces.
Which makes the Syria Democratic Forces (YPG/PKK) the 2nd largest power in Syrian after the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, where the Syria Democratic Forces control (YPG/PKK) 22.51% of the size of the Syrian territory, (and they are aiming for 30 percent!)they control about 42000 square kilometers divided on their controlled areas from the Syrian border to the western countryside of Manbij, through Al-Raqqah and parts of Deir Ezzor province, in addition to their control of neighborhoods in Aleppo city as well as Afrin area and villages extending from Deir Jamal to al-Sha’alah area in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, where the Syrian Democratic forces of which YPG is its mainstay have achieved most of this control with the support of the International Coalition, which supported their forces by air and provided them with military advisers and large quantities of weapons and ammunition
The Syria Democratic Forces have become in 2nd place after they were able during the past weeks and months to achieve a wide advancement within the “Euphrates Wrath” Operation, which is still taking place until now, and as a result of the retreat of the “Islamic State” organization in the battlefronts against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities in recent days, where the organization is preferring the option of withdrawing and leaving large areas every a time.
As usual. ISIS left Raqqa. Free pass from the Kurds. They left Mosul. They left Kirkuk, suddenly, but then went back?  They left Manbij. (Yup, ISIS just walked away from 8 Syrian villages. US backed ISIS hands 8 Syrian villages over to US backed Kurdish militias PKK/YPG.) All covered here. The Kurdish militias come to town and ISIS just up and leaves. 
I've another post from one of the ngo/think tanks where they specifically note ISIS's proclivity to up and leave rather then fight. Making claims of Kurds taking casualties kind of questionable? Are they? And if they are, whose killing them? Could be the resident Arab population of Raqqa fighting back? I can't discount that

SOHR“the entry of the Turkish forces to Syrian territory and their involvement with the factions they supported in a military operation, all of that have blocked the last remaining doors for the “Islamic State” organization with the outside world”

Not coincidentally the Turkish forces placed on Syrian territory have also blocked the YPG/PKK from opening the their door to the outside world-  (sea access) As they had intended. SOHR can spin it as stopping ISIS, however, it's obvious Turkey intervened to block YPG/PKK
And those American bases etc.. From the maps published make very clear the US is going to assist PKK/YPG or maybe ISIS in a move against Turkey.

Take note of the US positioning- Location, location, location. So important in real estate.  Certainly the location of those US military posts are not a coincidence.
Not happenstance.

My thoughts are more along the line of... If your attempting a remake, you would leave as little as possible to chance.


I refer back, again, to my thoughts in 2014:

 Kurd/ ISIS Symbiosis - The Impending Destruction of Turkey.
“ It seems much more likely that there is cooperation and coordination between the Kurds and ISIS. It’s a thought that has been in the back of my mind for sometime now. When one takes a look at the land grabbed by ISIS and the desired Kurdistan one can’t help but see something taking shape. Something like a new nation

All these years later their cooperation and coordination has become even more obvious 

From earlier:

Stupid Conspiracy Theorists- Ha Ha "Chemicals Making Frogs Gay"

General Raymond Thomas: Cancelling Syrian Rebel Program "not a sop to Russians"


Nouri Al Maliki Speaks- Condoleeza "we went to Iraq to overthrow Saddam"

Stupid Conspiracy Theorists- Ha Ha "Chemicals Making Frogs Gay"

This is actually a meme? And an appeal to ridicule.
What's funny about this disgusting pollution and the damage to the environment?
I thought those on the self identified left proclaimed themselves stewards of the environment?
Which isn't even remotely close to the truth or reality-
(Has to be a leftist thing because this revolved around ridiculing disinfo Jones)

 Anyway..... According to Mr Corbett the "normies" are having a hey day with their meme, having their stupidity on full display for the rest of us

James Corbett did this quick video on the topic..


Pesticide Turns Male Frogs into Females
Study: Birth control turning male fish into females
As more male bass switch sex, a strange fish story expands
These fish started life as boys. Now scientists aren’t sure what sex they are.
Male fish becoming female?
Prevalent Use Of Chemicals Contributed To The Increasing Rate Of Male Infertility
Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Male Reproductive Health
The Disappearing Male
Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Male Reproductive Health
Episode 094 – You Are Being Sterilized

Which of course brought to mind my abandoned series- 
Abandoned due to a lack of available time to do the necessary digging

Chemical Manipulation of Humanity 

Certainly this is NO laughing matter 

From earlier:

General Raymond Thomas: Cancelling Syrian Rebel Program "not a sop to Russians"

General Raymond Thomas: Cancelling Syrian Rebel Program "not a sop to Russians"

As mentioned this past Friday, despite the Fake news spin, the cancelling of funding and support to the CIA backed rebels had zip, zero, zilch to do with Russia. Since the funding ended in January of this year!

Friday July 21/2017: Trump Cuts Aid to CIA Funded Rebels. Just More FAKE NEWS

" It seemed to me as if the raison d'etre  of this abundant coverage was to spin this old news as if  it was something new and recent. And also to push the idea that Trump had caved in to Russian demands."

" So in January of this year the CIA funding was cut  across the board. One reason is due to Turkey's non cooperation, thanks to the US betrayal by arming their enemy."

Comment made at the Aspen Institute:
Appearing at the Aspen Security Forum on Friday, General Raymond Thomas, head of US Special Operations Command, said the decision was not made to appease Russia which supports Assad.
"From at least what I know about that program and the decision to end it, absolutely not a sop to the Russians," Thomas said. "It was I think based on an assessment of the nature of the program, what we're trying to accomplish, the viability of it going forward and it was a tough tough decision."
Someone else understands last week hype was just that!-

 It’s Good For America, Not Russia, To Stop The CIA From Funding Syrian Jihadists
 The idea that Russia orchestrated the Trump administration’s decision to end the CIA’s funding of jihadists is totally corrupt and offensive.
The author of the above piece puts the decision to cut funding, back to last month. Though he is not certain of that either. "The decision likely occurred last month"

The information contained in my post from Friday has the decision made in January 2017. 
I'm good with that- Either way, last week spin was pure fake news.

General Raymond Thomas @ Aspen

Interesting but not an overly surprising admission regarding the Kurdish fighters
General Raymond Thomas continues:
"I was personally disappointed with the Peshmerga," he said. "Again I spent 15 months in Mosul, so I knew the Kurds very well, they talked a good game, it was a pretty army, it didn't fight very well when push came to shove. So we've had to bring them up to a level of competency that you would've have hoped was better beforehand but they are now contributing pretty actively."

Over hyped to sell nation building Also plainly and straightforwardly explains the abundance of private mercenaries and US/UK/French/Canadian and many other Special Forces embedded with the "pretty" Kurdish army. The training of the multiple kurdish forces by the US and co has been addressed here 

From yesterday:

Nouri Al Maliki Speaks- Condoleeza "we went to Iraq to overthrow Saddam"

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Nouri Al Maliki Speaks- Condoleeza "we went to Iraq to overthrow Saddam"

Quotes directly attributed to Maliki from multiple sources
Link & RT & Sputnik 

“They [the United States] say, and I regret this and reject this, that the victory is their achievement because they led this war, but really this is a victory of the Iraqi army. Yes, they supported us with their aviation, but the main praise belongs to the Iraqi soldier, the people’s militia, Iraq’s air force,” Maliki said.
Recall my mention of the fact the US was quite quiet on the Mosul success claimed by the Iraqis? In this post. "There’s a rumour going round that Mosul was taken back from ISIS.  At least the Iraqis are claiming they have successfully taken back Mosul. The US was a whole lot quieter about this alleged victory. Why might that be?  Might it have something to do with this victory, not, being one truly accepted by the US? Because it doesn’t fit cards they are playing?"

Maliki continues: "This victory is not final – there are still pockets where terrorists are hiding … there are sleeper cells even in Diyala,” Maliki said.
"ISIS will be unable to advance or take over territories in Iraq, but its sleeper cells remain in cities including the capital city of Baghdad" Nouri Maliki said.
Maliki said that Russia preserved the entire West Asia region from being destroyed by keeping its stance toward the Syrian and the Iraqi governments.
"I have said this before and I will repeat it again – if it were not for the Russian stance, the region would be fully destroyed, its map would be new and unusual … Without Russia’s approach to the Syrian issue which differs from the one of the US, the Syrian regime would have fallen, terrorists would have intensified their actions thanks to this, the regional map would change and in the end it would lead to the fall of Baghdad,” Maliki said.

On America creating ISIS
 Maliki said "but it is America who created ISIS in the first place and now Washington seeks to establish military bases on Iraqi territory in order to maintain influence in the region."
"IS resembles the Taliban which was created by the US administration to counter the USSR in Afghanistan. The same way, IS was created to counter the Iraqi stance, which did not agree to blockade Syria, was against no-fly zones in Syria and against American military bases," he stated.

Recall Condoleeza Rice and her “birth pangs of a new middle east”

"We didn't go to Iraq to bring democracy to Iraq we went to Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein… It was a security problem," Rice, who also served as US secretary of state, said on Thursday.

How anyone, anywhere could have believed otherwise is incomprehensible.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Trump Cuts Aid to CIA Funded Rebels. Just More FAKE NEWS

Fake news
Fake news is written and published with the intent to mislead in order to gain financially or politically, often with sensationalist, exaggerated, or patently false headlines that grab attention.
Fake news is published with the intent to sensationalize and mislead in order to grab attention. Misdirection.  

So called “big news” from the other day. Trump cuts funding for CIA backed rebels.
Somewhere in the back of my mind, it seemed I had read this was already occurring.

So why this ample news coverage at this time?

 It seemed to me as if the raison d'etre  of this abundant coverage was to spin this old news as if  it was something new and recent. And also to push the idea that Trump had caved in to Russian demands. 

Neither scenario: old news as new or caving to Russia is legit. This is just more fake news. 
More straight up bullshit.
And, even worse,  a soap box for John McCain

Financial Times
"If these reports are true, the administration is playing right into the hands of Vladimir Putin,” John McCain, the Republican chairman of the Senate armed services committee, countered. “Making any concession to Russia, absent a broader strategy for Syria, is irresponsible and short-sighted,” he said"
How about this fake news headline from the Telegraph: Donald Trump ends covert CIA aid to Syrian rebels in 'win' for Russia

Independent and it's fake News headline:  Trump 'ends programme to arm anti-Assad rebels' in move sought by Russia

Let's go back FIVE MONTHS AGO. To February of this year. 2017.
#World News February 21, 2017 / 7:17 AM / 5 months ago

Exclusive: CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after the rebels came under Islamist attack - sources

  CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar al-Assad.

So rebel funding has been frozen since January of this year
The halt in assistance, which has included salaries, training, ammunition and in some cases guided anti-tank missiles, is a response to jihadist attacks and has nothing to do with U.S. President Donald Trump replacing Barack Obama in January, two U.S. officials familiar with the CIA-led program said.
The freeze reflects the troubles facing Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels in the almost six-year-old revolt against Assad
Reuters confirmed the freeze with officials from five of the FSA groups that have been recipients of financial and military support from the so-called "MOM operations room".
It was also confirmed by two other senior FSA figures briefed on the matter.
They spoke on condition of anonymity given the covert nature of the CIA-backed program and the sensitivity of the subject.
 Another article discussing the funding freeze that actually occurred months ago

 February 2017: Confirmed the CIA is not longer aiding Syrian rebels

At least for the time being all rebels have been cut off without exception

This makes me believe there are other equally important reasons CIA aid is being reconsidered.
For one thing, such an enterprise requires the cooperation of Turkey and Jordan which is waning. Jordan has been cooling on Syria regime change for a while, while Turkey detests US military support for Syrian Kurds and has intermittently frustrated US access to Syria (and Incirlik air base) simply to get even.
 So in January of this year the CIA funding was cut  across the board. One reason is due to Turkey's non cooperation, thanks to the US betrayal by arming their enemy.

Concluding!  The whole brouhaha about this not new and non news story was FAKE NEWS, pure and simple.

Plainly rehashed to include rubbish about this being proof of Trump giving in to Russian demands-

Bottom line- the US is funding the PKK/YPG. They have ensconced themselves in annexed/stolen Syrian territory and will now direct and fund attacks on Turkey. 

Look at the map leaked by Turkish media? The US didn't deny they have forces present in those places. The US merely played the victim/bad Turkey card.

US Increases Military Posts in Kurd Annexed Syria: Vindicated Again

Julie Payette Should Not Be Governor General of Canada

Julie Payette Should Not Be Governor General of Canada

Julie Payette Should not be Governor General of Canada

First reason? As a Canadian woman, I want to state unequivocally, that Julie Payette should be held to the same standards a man would be held to if one had been nominated for this position.

Secondly I am of the opinion, though it is claimed this position is “largely ceremonial”. It  isn’t.  Have Canadians forgotten the multiple prorogued governments granted by the so called ceremonial Governor- General   Julie Payette is very compromised making her unfit for this position.

Finally - I am of the opinion Julie Payette has only been nominated for this position due to her sex- Female.  Making her appointment blatantly sexist.  With consideration to her francophone status and popularity in Quebec.
"Trudeau will be hoping to get a political boost by appointing Payette, who happens to be a francophone woman from Quebec, which happens to be the key constituency for the Liberal Party of Canada"

She was involved in a motor vehicle accident which saw an individual die. One can read about the accident here- Julie Payette involved in fatal collision before assault charge laid
Along with additional information about Julie Payette’s divorce which curiously saw divorce records unavailable for public scrutiny because there is presently a motion before the courts to seal the records

“Those records should be public but the bulky files were "in a judge's chambers" Wednesday, a clerk said. A motion is before the court to seal the records”
 Ms Payette was charged with assault, the charges were dropped, and expunged from her record. It's likely Ms Payette, herself,  made the motion to seal the divorce records. 
Sealed divorce records and expunged assault charges? Curious? 
 -Narrative control. 
 -Perception management.

Julie Payette’s assault charged expunged

This charge came from a domestic assault incident- The media is dancing around it, but, it seems obvious. She assaulted her husband. Her husband was not charged and it is highly unusual for a woman to be charged with assault in a domestic incident unless something egregious happened.

Like it or not Payette's past is news
This week, iPolitics reporter BJ Siekierski learned that Julie Payette, the woman whom Justin Trudeau intends to make governor general, faced a second-degree assault charge in Maryland in 2011, apparently related to an incident with her husband. The charge ultimately was dropped and later the record was expunged.

The assault charge was reportedly discovered by iPolitics in what it called a routine background check on the former astronaut. The alleged offence took place on November 24, 2011, at Piney Point, Md and has since been removed from Payette’s record.
The record appears to show Payette was charged under Section 3-203 of the Maryland Code, with punishment carrying a jail term of up to a decade and $2,500 USD in fines. On December 8, 2011, the assault case was entered as nolle prosequi, meaning either the victim refused to press charges, a witness recanted or the district attorney sees little chance of conviction, iPolitics reported.

Second-degree assault charges are often laid when a person is accused of causing physical injury to another person or by making them fearful of harm.
Wondering if this was an ongoing issue between Payette and her then husband?
At the time, Payette was living with her then-husband, William Flynn, a retired Royal Canadian Air Force pilot and F-35 fight jet advocate. Payette and Flynn split in mid-2013, according to family court documents related to custody rights.
It sure appears as if Ms Payette has much to hide and is going to great lengths to bury some uncomfortable facts about herself! Not confidence inspiring is it?

Amazingly, the CBC had an interesting op ed about the very obvious double standards being applied in this situation

Trudeau's silence on Payette's expunged assault charge shows double standard: Robyn UrbackTrudeau was forthright in the past about unproven allegations concerning his MPs. Why so quiet now?
What makes the story exceptional, however, is the prime minister's reluctance to address the report with anything beyond a cursory "no comment."

In a thoughtful column for iPolitics, Susan Delacourt posited that Trudeau's response might not have been so nonchalant had reports surfaced of a male governor general-designate with an expunged (domestic) assault charge in his history.

"It brings up a thought-provoking question," she wrote. "Could the PMO simply say 'no comment' in response to reports about an assault charge involving a male appointee?"

"Probably not," she answers. "Let's all cast our minds back to Trudeau's delivery of swift justice against two former Liberal MPs accused of pressing unwelcome advances against two female New Democrat Mps."  

It's not a perfect comparison, but the difference in approach is striking: a couple of men were treated as guilty before we knew the facts, and Trudeau jumped in front of the microphone at seemingly the first available opportunity. But now, with a woman at the centre of the controversy, he's totally mum.

It's not far-fetched to think that if it was discovered that a male governor general had an assault charge in his past, Trudeau would seize the opportunity to evangelize about male aggression and domestic violence. Then again, I don't think Trudeau would appoint a male governor general with a past assault charge — even one that had been dropped and expunged — in the first place.

I don’t think he would appoint a male with a past expunged domestic assault charge either. 
Not politically correct in our present day male bashing society.

On the other hand Julie Payette’s nomination is all the more acceptable for the male bashing agenda ongoing present day? Payette assaulted her husband. And Trudeau plays the identity politics card very well when it came to suspending two male members of caucus based on allegations, alone. In their own ways- Trudeau and Payette are both male bashers.