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December 29, 2007

Y2Kyoto: An Inconvenient Pussy

The Toronto Humane Society struggles as global warming results in more hours of daylight.

Posted by Kate at December 29, 2007 12:03 AM
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I heard that man made global warming not only affects light, but also sound, as things will soon be louder - for instance the average electric guitar amplifier will go to "eleven" within fify years,

and even time - global warming models predict that the average day will be two seconds shorter by the end of the century. In just few hundred years leap year will be gone as we know it.

Posted by: biff at December 29, 2007 12:10 AM

Chalk one up for The Globe's fact checking department-or its hysteria-mongering department, if it's a seperate entity.

The Dinos at The Globe really aren't going to wait for the asteroid; in fact, they've taken up rock-cracking with their own heads.

Posted by: GDW at December 29, 2007 12:46 AM

So some nut at the Humane Society is just trying to get in on the GW scam. What's the problem? I sent them the LSU article. As noted,they will probably figure out some way to say that with GW's changing of DST,he's responsible anyways,so again,what's the problem? Why let facts get in the way of fear-mongering? Who said Goebells was dead?

Posted by: Justthinkin at December 29, 2007 12:56 AM

Tangentially related:

My sister-in-law told me about her brother being turned down twice for a dog at his local dog shelter: the first time he made the mistake of admitting he wouldn't be home from 9-5 to look after the pet; the second time he made the mistake of saying he'd leave a part-Husky dog outside most of the time.

Posted by: Mississauga Matt at December 29, 2007 1:09 AM

...there aren't enough shootings in Toronto...

Posted by: philanthropist at December 29, 2007 2:02 AM

Chalk one up for The Globe's fact checking department-or its hysteria-mongering department, if it's a seperate entity.

The Dinos at The Globe really aren't going to wait for the asteroid; in fact, they've taken up rock-cracking with their own heads.
Posted by: GDW at December 29, 2007 12:46 AMind:


At the link you'll find:


An author's fairy-tale ending..

SARAH HAMPSON

From Monday's Globe and Mail

December 24, 2007 at 11:20 AM EST

Mélanie Watt had a plan. But not just any plan......


I'm sorry but I musta got lost.

An insecure writer, and I am supposed to feel just what exactly? The lesson if there is one , is lost on me I'm afraid. Must be me....wtf!

Posted by: eastern paul at December 29, 2007 2:08 AM

Asking society to "pony up" for indiscriminate breeding?!

How anti-social is that?!

Posted by: Richard Ball at December 29, 2007 7:34 AM

"I heard that man made global warming not only affects light, but also sound, as things will soon be louder - for instance the average electric guitar amplifier will go to "eleven" within fify years,

and even time - global warming models predict that the average day will be two seconds shorter by the end of the century. In just few hundred years leap year will be gone as we know it."

I heard that Global Warming can actually turn the brain cells of certain types of people (biff) to mush so that you (biff) will begin to believe whatever non-scientists tell you. I have even begun to see it happening(biff)to certain people.

Posted by: Albertagirl at December 29, 2007 7:56 AM

The gw/cc idiots out there just keep on getting dumber and dumber. Now they're blaming kitten births on global warming, which itself isn't proven and whose conclusions are based on an incredibly suspect and probably fatally flawed "science" with so much suspect data offered that it requires religious zeal to believe in it.

A light at the end of the tunnel: my non-conservative sister-in-law surprised me by declaring the whole gw/cc thing to be B.S. So there's at least one left-leaner who rejects Al Gore's Big Fat Lie. The Chicken Littlists aren't fooling everyone; not even every left-leaner, so it would appear that no matter how hard they try, no matter how many B.S. horror stories about the future they tell, no matter how many dissenters they threaten with death... they will fail to convince the people that we are responsible for imminent doomsday.

Besides, even the Chicken Littlists have NOT changed their lifestyles, have NOT reduced their GHG emissions, etc... so why would anyone expect the average person to sign on to any plan that forces them to stop driving, ditch non-toxic incandescents for mercury-filled compact fluorescents, etc...?

This nonsense is unsustainable. The people will turn against the horseshit and the greedy fearmongerers will read the writing on the wall that says, "No more money can be made scaring the crap out of people" and terminate the Scam of the Century.

Posted by: The Canadian Sentinel at December 29, 2007 8:19 AM

As for the increase in kitten births and the stray population, the blame must necessarily be placed upon those folks who don't care for their cats, who don't have them sterilized, who let them roam and screw around with other kitties, who just abandon them to fend for themselves...

That's who's responsible. Not the weather, not the climate. And my own winter isn't shorter; in fact, it's suddenly started much, much earlier than it has in years!

AS for the light and cycling in the female feline, well, I'd say that's an inconvenient truth for the Globe and Mail... but I guess they didn't know about that... too much of a bother to do research for the story!

Again we hear a bizarre, unbacked claim which the Far Left conveniently attributes to claimed but unproven "global warming" which has NOT been demonstrably linked to humanity.

And the Globe and Mail is just making itself look like a crap-rag (it IS one) in allowing such drivel to be published with a straight face.

Next thing we read in that crap-rag might be that global warming is somehow responsible for international terrorism and that in order to fight terror we must quit burning fossil fuels... I'm sure some idiots will find a way to make a false connection there... or have they already done that?

Posted by: The Canadian Sentinel at December 29, 2007 8:41 AM

The other day on CBC Radio 2 there was a news report on the changing tastes of beer drinkers in Toronto.

The intro stated that beer drinkers wanted to reduce their "carbon footprint" so they have started to drink beer from micro-breweries, and are starting to hurt the big guys (Labatts, Molsons). People were evidently concerned about the distances trucks had to drive to deliver their beer and the impact on the environment.

However, in the actual report, there was no mention whatsoever of anyone, even in Toronto, specifically selecting their beer to reduce their carbon footprint. Rather, they liked supporting local small brewers and liked the variety these brewers had to offer.

I tried to find the piece on the web and record it, but to no avail.

It was one of the most bizarre intros I had ever heard.

They're just making this shit up....

Posted by: The Greek at December 29, 2007 8:46 AM

Alberta Girl,

that was sarcasm, and open mockery of GW hysteria.

Cheers.

Posted by: biff at December 29, 2007 8:51 AM

biff - there's nothing worse than a satirical post being taken at face value. At least, there wasn't prior to global warming.

Posted by: Richard Ball at December 29, 2007 8:56 AM

Biff - glad you cleared that up - that seems to be the problem with this issue - there are actually people who truly believe things like that - it becomes difficult to determine sarcasm from actuality because of that.

Posted by: Albertagirl at December 29, 2007 9:30 AM

Richard, Albertagirl

I thought the same thing. That Albertagirl actually had reasonable grounds to believe my satire speaks volumes.

Posted by: biff at December 29, 2007 9:46 AM

""I think you can anecdotally connect the spiking cat population to global warming,""

Bwwwaaaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!

Thanks for making me blow coffee all over the keyboard Kate!

"Global warming responsible for more frisky pussies."

Gawd if ya live long enough you get to hear some pretty lame finger pointing but this one is a classic!

Who does these press release zingers for the OHS...this little mind-fart is the work of a truly parochial psyche.

Posted by: WL Mackenzie Redux at December 29, 2007 10:10 AM

I long for the days when everything was caused by El Nino.


Life was simpler before GWB and AGW and WMD. hey! its caused by W's.

Posted by: cal2 at December 29, 2007 10:11 AM

Justthinkin, that "nut" is a guy by the name of Tim Trow... and his is certifiable! I know this, I worked at THS in a senior managment position for 3 years before his insanity drove me away. He will literally say ANYTHING to take money from the public... there is no ethical fundraising done there, none at all. You should have seen the bullshit he pulled during Hurricane Katrina to milk money out of the public. That he's decided to cash in on globull warming doesn't surprize me in the least.

Warning: do not give your money to THS. Trow and his board buddies are terribly corrupt. It's a very very nasty place.

Posted by: Anne at December 29, 2007 10:20 AM

Biff:
"I heard that man made global warming not only affects light, but also sound, as things will soon be louder"

Now that IS funny...it also explains the shrill increase in AGW zealotry as their theories are debunked one by one....as the noise increases.

I think we can safely say that MM global warming is also responsible for an increase in smells.....primarily from bovine fecial matter substituting for scientific fact.

Posted by: WL Mackenzie Redux at December 29, 2007 10:22 AM

"Daylight Saving Time" so-called has contributed to global warming by adding an extra hour of sunlight to each day. This is unconscionable. Contact your MP now- demands daylight saving time be stopped.

Posted by: Mystery Meat at December 29, 2007 10:52 AM

Would someone please tell the MSM that the plural of anecdote is not data?

Posted by: TimR at December 29, 2007 11:03 AM

Biff,you are obviously a Spinal Tap fan,yeah. It is a fact that sound travels faster through warm air. Therefore,I conclude,that global warming will lessen the need for amplifiers to have a maximum volume limit of 10,and possibly only a 9 will be needed in the near future. This will lessen our use of electricity to power the amps along with less energy needed to yell for beer and other necessary items.GW will save power as the world heats up. The universe is unfolding as it should.

Posted by: wallyj at December 29, 2007 11:33 AM

Irony abounds. In printing that ridiculous 'story' the Globe created untold amounts of gas.

It deserves one collective fart from the sheep in New Zealand.

Closing down the MSM in Canada might very well be the most effective means in meeting our Kyoto commitments.

Posted by: irwin daisy at December 29, 2007 11:35 AM

I long for the days when everything was caused by El Nino. -Cal2

Those days are back, Cal. When I first learned of Environment Canada's prediction that winter would start sooner, be colder and snowier, I also learned that meteorologists were blaming La Nina for it. You know, El Nino's little sister...

At least they aren't blaming global warming for it. Probably decided it'd be too silly.

But I find it interesting that La Nina miraclously made a reappearance. Call it the Second Coming. Why not just admit that maybe the world's cooling, not warming?

Wait a few years. Let's see whether it feels any hotter. And let's see if the climate changes catastrophically, globally. Or if it's just more of the same, despite the skyrocketing increase in ghg emissions EVERYWHERE.

The Great Swindle is unsustainable. But for the Swindlers, it was profitable while it lasted. And they'll get away with the Swindle... after all, who's going to prosecute them for this great con? There's too many cons to prosecute. Pretty much the entire Left, plus the MSM, would go to jail!

Posted by: The Canadian Sentinel at December 29, 2007 12:05 PM

Tangentially related:

My sister-in-law told me ....

As you mentioned Matt , part of the problem is the insane adoption policy. For instance if you try to adopt a cat and you say it will be allowed outside you are rejected.

I have had cats for many years. The last one passed on at 18 years of age and he ( ... oops it) spent virtually every night happily roaming outside.

The Humane Society has no one to blame but themselves.

Posted by: Brian at December 29, 2007 12:07 PM

Biff - I got the sarcasm, but in the interest of veracity, the average day is getting LONGER, due to tidal friction. Every century, the day gets about 2 milliseconds longer.

This difference between solar time and clock time (for simplicity) accumulates over the course of time :-) This is why leap seconds are regularly added to our clocks (to "reset" our clocks so that they are in "agreement" with solar time). Two leap seconds are added roughly every three years.

For those wishing to pursue the issue, consult http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/leapsec.html

Posted by: Tenebris at December 29, 2007 12:10 PM

Tenebris -- thank you for giving us something new to worry about -- "tidal friction".

You have done a great service to mankind.

It will help take our minds off of the impending doom, calamity, and catastrophe of GW.

Posted by: Richard Ball at December 29, 2007 12:26 PM

Hey, RB! You were not aware that tidal power stations slow down the rotation of the planet? And that this causes the moon to move further away in its orbit?

Be afraid...

Posted by: Tenebris at December 29, 2007 1:59 PM

Using the msm's logic.....

Global warming creates conservative federal governments !

Now there's some fearmongering will REALLY scare the piss out of their minions.

Posted by: teddy at December 29, 2007 2:14 PM

Anne at December 29, 2007 10:20 AM:

Your post concerns me. I am a long time contributor to the Humane Society. Not Toronto's, but what if other cities' HS's are also as you describe? I also contribute to other privately operated shelters that appear to be doing a good job. I do this because, unlike so many human unfortunates, these poor beasts truly are the victims of someone else's bad decisions.

If THS is as bad as you say, then the shelter animals may not be getting the benefit of all the donations made for them, and may be being used to further some other political agenda. From the sound of Globe article, it would not be an agenda with which I am comfortable.

I would like to be re-assured that my contributions are being used for their intended purpose. I guess I will need to ask some questions locally.

Posted by: felis corpulentis at December 29, 2007 5:32 PM

Actually, I think it is the other way around: More cats in "heat" = more global warming. Sorry, couldn't resist.

BTW, in regards to the article by the Greek, I somehow doubt that people are flocking to micro breweries in not any frikkin' carbon feetprints but the same reason I prefer local fare: taste! The big brewery giants in north America are only interested in making everything the same, sort of like MacDonald's for beer : may taste boring but at least it is conistant from coast to coast.

Looks like someone left the editorial license in the photocopier.

Posted by: Texas Canuck at December 29, 2007 5:49 PM

Texas Canuck,I concur. It is a universal law that the amount of money spent on advertising is inversely proportional to the quality of the brew. Think Budwieser.

Posted by: wallyj at December 29, 2007 8:33 PM

felis corpulentis

your question to anne about HS's


the THS has a looooong history, with many articles in print and can be checked, so can so others

on that note, at a more local HS an aquaitence was trying to adopt a cat, when asked the what for, he answered "as a barn cat to keep the mouse population under control". He was rejected because the cat in question was "not a working pussy"!!!!!


this says much about those working in that field

I care about animals, but would never contribute to an HS>

Posted by: GYM at December 29, 2007 10:06 PM

I guess the other side of the equation is how are rats and mice faring under the Global Warming cat catastrophe? I guess we will have to hold our breath waiting for the rodent report.

Posted by: penny at December 29, 2007 11:13 PM

"I think you can anecdotally connect the spiking cat population to global warming," he said.
What a pile of anecdotally happy horse shit.

Posted by: kelly at December 30, 2007 1:41 AM

penny: " ... the rodent report"

What? Everyone knows that they would only stalk and murder spotted owls and peregrine falcons ... maybe hummingbirds.

Posted by: ural at December 30, 2007 2:21 AM

There is no end to list of woes "caused by AGW" (/sarc ON, albertagirl!). A week or so ago Rush Limbaugh had a list on his website that summarized over 600 supposed crises caused by AGW... what a hoot!

Why not just demand that the kitties pay no heed to Daylight Savings Time? Problem solved!

As for the 2nd link, I was enjoying the lecture note and the sketches (ie, a motorcycle depicting the feline estrus cycle), and had just scrolled down to the drawing that detailed "insufficient v@ginal stimulation" when my wife looked over my shoulder and asked what in HELL I was reading.

When I said it was related to global warming, her first response was to call BS...

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Posted by: mhb at December 31, 2007 12:21 AM

And some cracked urns are suggesting we all go vegan to stop this so called global warming why dont instead those PETA jerks get a life and quit being so rediculous ONLY A IDIOT WOULD HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH PETA

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at December 31, 2007 10:20 AM

Before long some eco-wackos will go around and tell kids that backyard BBQs contribute to this global warming poppycock bull kaka just like the way their lying about the INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE i mean ENVIROMENTAL DEFENSE FUND is putting on fruadulent TV ads using kids about this global warming lie i mean these greens have no shame they are using kids in their false and misleading ads

Posted by: starbird at January 2, 2008 4:35 PM
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