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Posted on 11/16/2010 4:23:35 PM PST by naturalman1975
DICK Smith and his two helicopters aren't just evidence that global warming is the first faith preached exclusively by hypocrites.
Our petrol-powered greenie also demonstrates a bizarre chasm between private behaviour and public policy that should warn us we're being ripped off.
Smith, in a profile in Good Weekend on Saturday, once more banged his warmist drum.
Having criss-crossed the world by chopper and private plane, the entrepreneur declared: "After my research, it is most likely that humans are affecting climate."
Er, one human in particular, Dick.
As the same article made clear, few of us would have pumped out more emissions than Smith, even though he's the one claiming these gases are suffocating the planet.
For instance: "He has a holiday house, a farm with a homestead, a large house with a swimming pool, two cars, a steam train and all that owning three separate households entails.
"He's very open but for some reason refuses to confirm just how many aircraft he owns - there are at least two helicopters and a jet."
Smith objects that cutting back on his joy rides would "make no measurable difference", and change really had to come from governments.
Decoded, that means governments must pass laws to force the rest of us to make the sacrifices Smith will not.
Or put it this way: Smith wants governments to force up the bills for the power you need to cook dinner and wash the kids' clothes, but won't voluntarily cut down on his helicopter trips to watch birds.
You may say I've picked an extreme example, but how many would you like?
(Excerpt) Read more at heraldsun.com.au ...
Excellent article. My family limits our energy usage because we’re paying for the water, gasoline, electricty, natural gas ... and the cost matters to us. People like the subject of this article should be forced to live in caves burning animal dung.
That is a classic. It should be a bumper sticker.
The whole world is slowing awakening from the nightmare and in Australia our lunatic Prime Minister is absolutely bound and determined to impose a carbon price on our economy. Its enough to make you tear your hair. And this is after clearly stating before the election that she would not do this. No wonder people are calling her Juliar (Julia Gillard)
Andrew Bolt is one of the very, very few journalists in Australia prepared to tell it how it is. Most of them are so much on the bandwagon that they simply refuse to report anything negative about AGW. I truly believe that people in this country, unless they follow the issue on the internet, have no idea about the reality of this montrous fraud.
They are, however, starting to wake up about their electricity bills!
"I am Elmew J. Fudd .... I own a mansion and a yacht."
When a lib friend of mine started the usual activist cr@p on pollution, I gently chided him about his huge SUV. His response was illuminating: “Oh, it’s not what we do individually, it’s what we do politically”. IOW, I can do what I want but the little people must be forced to cut back.