Monday, December 14, 2009


"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
- George Orwell

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Google's flawed "AlGoreithm"

When you start entering a search term into Google's standard search page, Google will display a list of words or phrases with the most "hits" using those letters. For example, if you enter "w-a-t-e-r-g", Google will return suggested search terms like "watergeeks" "water glass" and "watergate". Strangely however, if you enter the letters "c-l-i-m-a-t-e-g", Google will suggesting words like "climateguard" (27,300 hits) and "climatemp" (25,000 hits) while avoiding the term "climategate" (>14,000,000 hits). You don't suppose the anomalous behavior of this AlGoreithm has anything to do with Al Gore being a Senior Adviser to Google?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Bert Rutan Quote

At the Experimental Aircraft Association's EAA Airventure 2009 Oshkosh Conference, the famous aerospace engineer, and designer of SpaceShipOne expressed his views on cap-and-trade:

“...if someone is aggressively selling a technical product whose merits are dependent on complex experimental data, he is likely lying. That is true whether the product is an airplane or a Carbon Credit."

Saturday, December 5, 2009

CBC Documentary "The Unofficial Story"

For couple of years now, I have been acquainted with some subversive people. These people, often labeled "truthers," reject the official explanation of what happened on September 11, 2001. They believe that the evidence on 9/11 points to a controlled demolition of the three World Trade Center towers that collapsed that day. To make matters worse, these people suggest that in order for this to have happened, factions within the U.S. Government had foreknowledge of the events of 9/11 and were complicit in their unfolding. An "inside job" if you will. This is what a recent CBC Fifth Estate documentary calls "The Unofficial Story." Those familiar with only the "official" story should watch this documentary.
If, after your own personal investigation of the unofficial story, you agree that 9/11 isn't what we've been led to believe, you'll never look at "official" explanations the same way. Your sense of justice will demand that lies be exposed, and that the real truth be told. Then, like me, you'll be called a "truther" too.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

An Open Letter to Canada's Environment Minister

Dear Mr. Prentice,

I am very concerned about Canada's participation in the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP15. With the recent revelation that many key climate scientists involved in the IPCC may have misrepresented data, and ruthlessly squelched opposing perspectives to anthropogenic global warming, I think it is absolutely imperative for Canada to avoid entangling ourselves in this thinly veiled pretext to implement a supra-national framework for global governance called "cap-and-trade."

Canada cannot afford to sign treaties on the basis of an unproven "chicken little" scenario, no matter how shrill the shouts of believers in their attempts to silence dissent.

Please consider the voices of these scientists before embroiling Canada in a policy created by doomsayers:

Al Cruikshank

Monday, February 9, 2009

Oil recovery to be taxpayer subsidized?

Back when environmentalists were raising the alarm about a coming ice age and anti-war activists had us fearing a nuclear winter, chemical engineers like my father were engaged in "carbon capture and storage" profitably, for the oil industry.

My father worked for a large oil company at the time known as Dresser Industries. Dresser's operations based in Edmonton, like many other oil servicing companies of the time was engaged in an enhanced oil recovery technology pioneered by Royal Dutch Shell in 1972 then called "CO2 injection." Today the industry prefers to call CO2 injection "carbon capture and storage (CCS)."

Now that Alberta's provincial government is planning on making CCS a showcase of its Climate Change Strategy, should we expect the 2 billion dollars the Alberta Government is planning on spending to create the infrastructure to pump CO2 to oil fields will come from any additional revenues Albertans anticipated from our new oil royalty regime?

Though I am tempted to address the tenuous foundation of anthropogenic global warming, I ask environmentalists why the government is willing to pay for the collection and distribution of CO2, a raw material the oil industry paid for since 1972, so that same industry can extract more combustible hydrocarbons generating more CO2? With "climate change" initiatives like this one, it is no wonder multinational corporations like BP are on board.