Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Let's Take a Moment to Think of She Who Took the Biggest Pay Cut in Today's Budget.

"Who, who?" You cry. I am of course talking about Her Majesty the Queen. In a public spirited fashion HM has agreed with the chancellor that the Civil List should be frozen at £7.9 million. Because this tiny figure has been frozen for the past 20 years it means that the £7.9 million is now worth 25% of what it once was. The Queen therefore has taken a 75% pay cut; partially implemented when we were in the good years when Labour felt the need to throw money into black holes. But, overall this figure reminds us of what a marvellous head of state that HM is, shown by the fact that she has identified the need for everyone to tighten their belts. This is of course despite the fact that Buckingham Palace is in need of some major repairs.

Something else announced by Mr. Osbourn was the fact that alternate ways of funding the monarch, such as out of the Crown Estate, were being considered. This is a good move that should hopefully fund our head of state properly and help the benefits we reap from it to continue for years to come.

So let's take a moment to say thanks to the Queen for taking the biggest pay cut of all and say God Save the Queen!

Biased BBC Strikes Again

Came across a charming little story on the BBC today with the bold opening that reads "Some 98% of climate scientists that publish research on the subject support the view that human activities are warming the planet". Well that settles it then, seeing as science has always been done by consensus.... A good example of when science doesn't work by democracy is this little example I heard about: For a hundred years all doctors backed that peptic ulcer is caused by stomach acid. Guess what happened? Two Australian doctors discovered that, almost all ulcers are made by bacteria! Science is NOT done by consensus.

However, it goes much deeper than this with regard to this AGW report. The Telegraph puts it rather nicely when it states that:

"The results showed that "unconvinced" scientists accounted for just three of the 100 most prolific authors on the subject, while papers by "convinced" scientists were more frequently cited in other research. "

Well, as the Climate Gate emails showed (which the BBC refused to report on!!!), sceptical scientists were blocked from publishing their peer reviewed paper by the alarmists. Therefore it is totally obvious that there are fewer peer reviewed sceptical papers!

Once again the BBC proves itself to be totally biased and politically motivaed when AGW is bought up. Perhaps a good reason to threaten to flog it off, perhaps....... The BBC needs to sort itself out and regain the political neutrality which it has always claimed to be.