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Conspiracy Theories

Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence.
~ Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-08-15 1821-05-05 age:51)

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The Global Warming Hoax

By far the most important conspiracy theory is that global warming is a hoax. This strikes me as one of the most preposterous I have ever heard. Anybody can look out the window at the shrinking snow cover on mountains and see it is a false. How did it get traction?

How Do You Know the Global Warming is a Hoax Conspiracy Theory is Nonsense?

This is just too preposterous to even consider to anyone who has any connection with science. It is a Christian-creationist view of science. They imagine scientists are just as dishonest and unscrupulous as they are. It may seem odd to almost equate climate change denier with Christian, but you will find the #1 denier justification is God would not allow it. This conspiracy theory is all tied up in an overwrought end-times stew. This is part of the reason I put so much priority on debunking Christianity.
What harm would it do, if a man told a good strong lie for the sake of the good and for the Christian church... a lie out of necessity, a useful lie, a helpful lie, such lies would not be against God, he would accept them.
~ Martin Luther (1483-11-10 1546-02-18 age:62)

CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Conspiracy Theory

Let me create a new conspiracy theory.

Over the last 5 months or so, there has been an ongoing public debate in BC and Alberta about the tar sands, pipelines, tanker traffic and bitumen.

Oddly climate change and global warming are never mentioned on CBC radio or their website. Proponents of the various fossil fuel projects including politicians, talked as though the projects would producing revenue for a century. Nobody ever discussed the possibility we would have to stop because of high greenhouse gas levels, or because alternative fuels were now cheap enough to switch over.
Similarly there was lots of talk about advanced technology to scoop up floating crude from the ocean surface. Somehow the fact that bitumen rather than crude was going to be shipped and that it sank and there was no bitumen scooping technology, just never came up. Under ideal conditions, what percentage of the oil can you recover after a spill. This too never came up.

I wrote the ombudsman and CBC radio personalities dozens of times about these issues. Yet not once were they ever mentioned. Not one question on them was ever asked a proponent. Whenever they did have someone on who was not gung ho on a fossil fuel future for Canada, they seemed to get side tracked in irrelevant trivia.

In interviews of people who have vested interest, but never special knowledge, they ask, How do feel about X replacing What do you know about X. These idiotic questions create endless meaningless blather to avoid the important issues.

Oddly, these issues did not come up even when Elizabeth May, head of the Green Party was interviewed. I know she was aware of the issues because I wrote her and she wrote back.

Why would the supposedly leftist CBC do this?

I asked various CBC employees why they were avoiding these questions. No answers.

My best answer is, technically not even a conspiracy. It involves just one man. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, fundamentalist Christian and climate change denier has been reducing their budget over and over.

Climate Change essay
Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories

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