Thursday, February 15, 2007

The fruit fly guy implodes


Check it out here:

And this guy calls himself a scientist? Since when does "science" have no time nor interest to listen to opposing views? Or treat something that is merely a theory/hypothesis like it is carved in stone? His indignant and condescending tone to the host say it all..

They were talking about it on the following program, he was so perplexed that he more or less stomped out after the interview without so much as a thanks & goodbye.


Hilarious, is it not?


Skal!

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thou shalt not question the "Prophet Suzuki".

10:00 AM  
Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

The whole scam is falling apart at the schemes.

Fruit Fly Guy makes classic liberal gaffe, leading to much talk about his admission that there are dissenting views on "climate change".

Day by day by day the doubts grow and grow and grow...

Maybe the sky really isn't falling after all...

10:07 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

It was an absolute shame to hear him on Oakley. He lost it when Oakley brought up the fact that Suzuki's view is not the consensus viewpoint and that other's disagree with him. He just seemed incredulous that anyone would question him and what he espouses - that he's right no matter what and his opinion is not to be questioned.
I couldn't believe that Suzuki has absolutely no time and is dismissive of those that don't agree wholeheartedly with him.
I also didn't like that fact that Suzuki downplayed the costs and implied that Canada would gladly drink the Kyoto Kool-Aid no matter what the cost is - jobs, economy, taxes, etc., to meet the targets of Kyoto.

10:11 AM  
Blogger DBA said...

Unfortunately I didn't get to listen to the following show's discussion about this, I'll see if I can catch it on the audio vault later..

10:25 AM  
Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said...

What a know-it-all twit!

10:47 AM  
Blogger DBA said...

Hardly surprising though, coming from a guy that equates the human race with a "maggots"..

I recall a debate he got into with some fellow named Rushton years ago over Rushtons theory that there was a correlation between intelligence and race. Rather than debate the guys assertions through scientific arguments, which he should have been quite capable of doing given he specialized in genetics, he just pounded on his self righteous pulpit about how Rushton should be fired from his job and his findings dismissed out of hand.

That was about the time I recognized Suzuki for what he really is, a grandstanding social activist with no interest at all in hearing points of view other than his own.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Suzuki Foundation (a science-based Canadian environmental organization, working to protect the balance of nature and our quality of life) won't be getting any money from me.

It makes me sick hearing from a scientist with a closed mind say he believes that Canadians will "cough up whatever price" is demanded by Kyoto because HE has decided that they should. Why not put our money where it will make a difference to Canada by investing in Canadian made clean technology solutions?

Even if Global Warming doesn't turn out to be another "Silent Spring", Kyoto doesn't actually solve the problem -- it simply transfers cash out of our country! "Solving" this problem of emissions by weakening our economy (and therefore, our ability to solve the problem) isn't a solution at all -- it's economic suicide!

I'd hate to see where we'd be in 50 years if David Suzuki were PM. Thankfully, he's not the one calling the shots... and again, thankfully, he's outed himself as a zealot of this newly founded environmental religous order.

"No real science here please -- we're Canadian"

Sheesh!

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Fenris Badwulf said...

I can understand your doubts about the credibility of David Suzuki. After all, he did not endorse any NDP or Liberal candidates during the last election. He lacks the true bona fide of the activist: he does not march in lockstep with the forces of tolerance.

What is needed is a fresh voice, one that can appeal to the masses using emotionally laden arguments; who can raise funds and disburse it, without the complications of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This fresh voice should be a tireless agent of political correctness, neither heteronormative nor tethered to facts.

Somewhere, there is a voice in the wilderness. We can only hope it comes soon, before the last snow falls in Canada.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Fred :) said...

Mister Speaker, I rise today to announce measures that my government must take to comply with Bill C288, otherwise known as the “Pablo Rodriguez Law of Unintended Consequences”.

In order to comply with the Bill and Kyoto, it is necessary to take some drastic measures to either reduce emissions ort buy credits from other signatory nations of the Kyoto Protocol who do not need to reduce their emission but get to sell these credits.

Canada got hosed at Kyoto. Jean Chretien’s Liberal government signed Canada to a treaty that means we must reduce our standard of living in order to comply. Bill 288 further obligates Canada to reduce its economy in order to comply and because of the way the Bill is worded, our Government must achieve the 2012 targets within 180 days of the Bill being granted Royal Ascent, so we must act NOW.

I am instructing a number of government department and agencies to enact the following emergency measure so that we can comply with the will of Parliament, or at least the Liberal, NDP and Bloc Quebecois parts of parliament.

Immediate shutdown of all coal fired power plants in Canada. We realize that this will hit Ontario very hard – 1/3 of Ontario’s electricity is coal generated, but look on the bright side, the lack of power will also cause the shutdown of thousands of plants and factories, throwing hundreds of thousands out of work. While we are it, we’ll close down all the top ten listed below:

Rank Company Name Province
1 Ontario Power Generation On
2 Transalta Utilities AB
3 Sask Power SK
4 Alberta Power Corp AB
5 Nova Scotia Power Inc NS
6 Syncrude Canada Ltd. AB
7 Suncor Energy inc. Oil Sands AB
8 EPCOR Generation Inc. AB
9 Petro-Canada AB
10 Dofasco Inc. On

Immediate shutdown of the entire Petroleum industry across Canada – we will need to import our oil but we are only going to import oil from countries that will sell us Kyoto Credits.

Immediately ban all wood burning fireplaces, charcoal and propane BBQ’s and summer campfires. All recreational vehicles and activities are deemed frivolous and will be banned. Sorry Bombardier, no more skidoos and water jet boats. We are investigating how to ban forest fires as well, but that has its challenges. No

A 30 cent per liter “GhG Kyoto credit buying Tax. Based on recent data that we use about 45 Billion liters of gasoline every year. This new tax revenue should provide enough money to both buy the $10 billion in foreign credits we need annually and make up for the billions in lost income taxes the Federal and Provincial governments will not collect by the 35% contraction of our economy we need to achieve

We ill not be able to afford generous EI support for all the laid off workers because the numbers could reach in the millions. Shutting down the oil sands alone will result in huge job losses in Alberta, but also in Quebec and Ontario, where tens of thousands of workers make the pipes, valves, machinery, trucks, tires, computers and other equipment that would have been purchased had we not put these actions in place to meet the requirements of the “Pablo Rodriguez Law of Unintended Consequences”.

For the tens of thousands of workers in the Financial sector, we are aware that the mortgage and credit crisis these moves will cause will result in the devastation of your industry as well but we expect that the Barons of Bay street will be able to salvage a few jobs trading in the International Credit Trading Market, or as some have come to call it, the Kyoto Hot Air Credit Socialist Sucking Ponzi Scheme. Hopefully you will be one of the few out of the tens of thousands Financial Sector workers who will get one of these new jobs – you might even make megatonnes of money

Since there will be a huge rise in the number of corporate and personal bankruptcies , our government will be enacting new legislation to simplify the process. Simply nail a sign to your property say “We quit” or for consumer debt, place your cut up credit and bank cards in an envelope. That’s all, no lawyers or courts needed

We will also be reducing the size of the federal government payroll by at least 35% to meet the requirement to keep the budget balanced to the new and much lower levels of government funds.

We will be reducing the Federal government transfer of dollars to the provinces to meet the new fiscal capabilities of Canada’s Federal government. We will leave it up to individual provinces to decide to close schools or hospitals or whatever. It’s a provincial responsibility

Its not all bad news. Canada should be able to save a fortune in Immigration costs. We have a forecast from government experts that Canada will go to last place in the quest for skilled immigrant labour. Somehow they don’t want to come to a country with power shortages, no air conditioning, limited winter heating, no jobs and a devastated economy. Go figure. The USA and Australia will benefit form these immigrants and their skills,

Mr. Speaker, let me close by thanking the Liberals, especially the mega green leader Citoyen Dion, the NDP, under the leadership of Jack “Talban” bin Layton, the Bloc Quebecois and their inspired of Gilles “Hairnet” Duceppe for voting for Bill C288. But especially all Canadians want to thank Liberal Pablo Rodriguez for devastating our economy, depressing our standard of living to upper third world status. As we huddle in the cold and swelter in the summer heat, as we stare at our old car we can’t afford to drive, as we fondly remember how hard it was to get out of bed on a Monday morning to go to the job we used to have, we can take pride in being the best-est, wonderful-est, the most moralist international boy scouts out to help the planet be saved.

Thank you Mr. Speaker

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said, Fred.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody got fruitflys e address.I really need the 649 numbers for Saturday night.

3:18 PM  
Blogger DBA said...

Does anyone know if these audio vault files can be saved somehow? I heard that Adler replayed the clip about 15 minutes before the hour and I'd like to download it and catch it later..

3:21 PM  
Anonymous shaken said...

DBA, get yourself a copy of Audacity and grab the stereo mix as it plays. You can even save it as an MP3, and listen to it in your rickshaw.

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a AGW sceptic. At this point I'm not satisfied that GW isn't solargenic. I listened to the Oakley interview. Suzuki is very dismissive of anyone who is not completely onside but it is not accurate to say he imploded.

Fight hysteria with the truth, not hyperbole.

Terry Gain

5:11 AM  
Blogger DBA said...

The "implosion" was more about his throwing a hissy fit and stomping out of the studio, I'm used to hearing him try and shout down or browbeat whoever disagrees with his point of view.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Tom Harris said...

You might find my critique of some of Dr. Suzuki's point interesting on these radio broadcasts:

http://adognamedkyoto.blogspot.com/2007/02/harris-listen-to-science-not-suzuki.html

Sincerely,

Tom Harris, B. Eng., M. Eng. (thermofluids)
Executive Director
Natural Resources Stewardship Project
P.O. Box 23013
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 4E2

Web: www.nrsp.com

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi

8:59 AM  

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