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Ray Stevens has some Arctic land to sell for people worried about Global Warming

We need more of this sort of thing. :- )


by Ray Stevens – The Global Warming Song. A song about a “Gullible Venture”.

Top Job!

h/t  Ian. Thanks! And RedPower

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23 comments to Ray Stevens has some Arctic land to sell for people worried about Global Warming

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    Robert Rosicka

    Put me down for 100 acres of beachfront

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    Graham Richards

    I heard a report today from a BOM representative that we are in for a tough summer season with increased cyclone activity, wihich will hopefully make up forthe mild season this year. He must be hoping we will be punished for defying the Climate Change God.
    He went on to mention or threaten a La Niña pattern which will deliver floods & mayhem.
    This must be to punish us for missing the fire,brimstone, drought & heat waves which this years El Niño forgot to pack in it’s travel bag.
    When will these self serving arseholes give up on trying to scare everyone into submission. It ain’t going to work. We’ve heard all the bullshit before mate!

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    Gary Meyers

    Well, it must be warm enough to push the polar bears down to the South Pole! (you have to watch the video) I had a good time reading the footers scrolling by, a real hoot!

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    Vlad the Impaler

    Completely O/T (mods: no offense if you remove this): Another great parody is “The Jogger” by Bobby Bare. I can’t get enough of it, but this one is going into the permalink file!

    Vlad

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      AndyG55

      Hi Vlad, I’ve been meaning to contact you about some land on the north coast of Russia.

      I’m hoping to proceed with my franchise of year-round resorts around the Arctic.

      Water skiing, sun-bathing, we could even do a “clothing optional” resort.

      All sorts of possibilities…..

      Are you in?

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        Vlad the Impaler

        Absolutely! I’ll happily manage the “clothing optional” part of the resort …

        … … … we can restrict it to the fairer sex, can’t we … ?

        … … … and under 30 … … … ?

        … … … … … single … … … … ?

        … … … … … … … … double D ——-

        .. uhhh, what were we talking about ?

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          AndyG55

          Sounds good to me..

          Seriously though.. we need to jump in early on this.

          That expert bloke, Wadhams, says there won’t be any sea ice up there last year.

          We cannot let this opportunity fall into other people’s hands.

          I’ve heard there is a guy called Big Al trying to buy up huge parts of the Arctic coast up there in northern Alaska.

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    tom0mason

    Looks like just the place.

    Our client currently house in a less than perfect New York complex is looking for extensive property to relocate from New York city as the predicted flood is due imminently.
    We require a prime piece of mountaintop retreat available for redevelopment. Accommodation and offices are required for up to 300,000 persons and priority transportation links to the closest international airport.
    Current scenario plans envisage modern buildings complete with the finest solar and wind power to cover all current and planned contingencies; subsurface living space; state-of-the-art communication system; organic sustainable aquaculture and hydroponic farming; recycling sewage farm and waste disposal system; and multiple charging stations for the complex’s battery powered transportation fleet.

    Currently our client only has access to initial down-payment $2-3 trillion for the project but adjustments and additional funds will be made once the development plans have been approved.

    Please contact 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017, USA addressing your proposal to the UN Subcommittee Secretariat for Sustainable Relocation.

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      Owen Morgan

      Mount Washington – surely, it would be perfect? Unobstructed views, some of the time, and enough windpower to take up the slack, when the solar isn’t working. I don’t think it’s very heavily populated at present, so I am sure the Mount Washington State Park can’t have a problem with a bit of development. It sounds charming ( nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/mount-washington-state-park.aspx ):

      On a clear day, views from the 6,288-foot summit extend beyond New Hampshire as far as 130 miles to Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Quebec, and the Atlantic Ocean.“”

      Better still: buy now and the Atlantic Ocean will come to you! (and Obama only ever said he’d slow the rise of the oceans).

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    John of Cloverdale, WA

    I like this one better. Gillian Triggs arrest that Ray for racism under 18C.
    [Sorry John: I am redacting this, pending a decision from Jo. Yes, I know it is historic, but we are yet to understand the full application of 18c]

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      John of Cloverdale, WA

      May I counter-punch with quotes from a Cint Eastward interview:
      “Maybe. But he’s (Trump)onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a pussy generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff,” he said. “When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist. And then when I did Gran Torino, even my associate said, ‘This is a really good script, but it’s politically incorrect.’ And I said, ‘Good. Let me read it tonight.’ The next morning, I came in and I threw it on his desk and I said, ‘We’re starting this immediately.’”
      Thanks, John.

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    Ian_UK

    Hi all,

    If you think that’s hilarious, check this out. A feature on the famously unbiased BBC’s Daily Politics:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b080xry0/daily-politics-25102016

    Fast forward to 50min 40sec. I was expecting, naively, that the panel discussion after would offer some balance – fat chance!

    Ian

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    Ian_UK

    That’s a pity, Tomo. Here’s a taster:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/pj62cj5z1reoze4/BBC%20Science.jpg?dl=0

    The “mad professor” in the red coat and big hair really is a professor, at what used to be an important university (not UEA this time). His glamorous assistant has just added dry ice to a vessel containing water and a reagent, to which he then added shell fragments, all to demonstrate the damaging increase in ocean acidity due to rising CO2 levels. The white coat is a government minister, the brother of one Boris Johnson. The studio audience lapped it up. It’s to this infantile level that UK science has fallen.

    Ian

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    Bryn

    I hate to be a wet blanket and pedant, but that video is not new. I thought I recognised it and checked the YouTube upload date — some 6 years ago. Then perhaps that makes it all the more relevant, considering what has not happened to the climate during those years.

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      Roy Hogue

      And newly discovered is as good as new for the purpose since I and probably many others had never heard the Climate Change Song anyway.

      Stevens has been cutting a swath through the middle of human foolishness wider than a football field is long like he was a hot knife cutting butter. God bless him. What would we do without that kind of humor? :-)

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    Roy Hogue

    Anyone willing to vote for Ray Stevens for president? He seems to have a better grip on reality than anyone I’ve heard lately. ;-)

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    Amber

    Brilliant piece by Ray Stevens . George Carlin’s is fantastic too .

    So if the average temperature is about – minus 40 F in Antarctica the over exaggerated predictions
    of climate models are going to have to be far hotter to even make a dent on melting ice covering an area
    larger than the USA and Mexico combined .

    Unfortunately for climate doomsayers reality just won’t cooperate with their dire unscientific predictions .
    The Ice free Arctic prediction cited by Al Gore is just one more gross exaggeration to hype a business plan.
    Ask the 500 families a year in Chicago who’s loved ones have been murdered if they think Global
    Warming is the number 1 threat as their local citizen thinks .

    The public have been lied to for years about the global warming scam and ripped off by $$ billions while no social improvements occur .

    Time to vote out the Creepy Climate Clowns.

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