Wednesday, April 30, 2008

True color

Global warming alarmists are at it again. It is a cyclic blame-game. They start or end with the usual suspect (more like, the guilty): people and their procreative powers (and traditional religion).

Don Feder writes at

Global Warming: The Left's Latest War on the Family
By Don Feder | Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Procreation is killing the planet, and traditional religion is to blame, Global-Warming cultists insist.

First the industrial revolution had to go. Then it was to the wall with oil company executives, those malignant Carbon Interests. Next, SUVs were declared enemies of the planet.

Now, the left's attention has shifted back to its perennial targets -- large families and "patriarchal" religion. ...

So if we cut down on world population, who will invest in green? Also, I thought that the science is settled, that we are doomed. Then why is Al and company still doing the green investments thingy? You want to be rich, invest in his Climate Solutions Fund. They just closed a $683M fund. Woohoo.

Gore investment body closes $683m fund
By Fiona Harvey in London

The investment vehicle headed by Al Gore has closed a new $683m fund to invest in early-stage environmental companies and has mounted a robust defence of green investing.

The Climate Solutions Fund will be one of the biggest in the growing market for investment funds with an environmental slant.

The fun
d will be focused on equity investments in small companies in four sectors: renewable energy; energy efficiency technologies; energy from biofuels and biomass; and the carbon trading markets.

This is the second fund from Generation Investment Management, chaired by the former vice-president of the US and managed by David Blood, former head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

The first, the Global Equity Strategy Fund, has $2.2bn invested in large companies the company judges have “sustainable“ businesses, from an environmental, social and economic viewpoint. Mr Blood said he expected that fund to be worth $5bn within two years, based on commitments from interested investors.

True color. Gr$$n. (Bruce Banner when his angry?)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I have a fear of needles. When it's annual check-up time, my veins will usually play hide-and-seek, to almost the consternation of medtechs. I just feel so much pain.

Today was annual check-up time at CITE. While the medtech found the right vein in my arm after much probing and prodding, as usual, I will say the medtech was good. I didn't feel anything. She was the best, so far.

Of course, somebody had to spoil my joy. They used smaller needles. Still, since I didn't see the needle as I look away, I'll say it was the best "experience" by far.

But wait till the resuts . . .

Lover of truth

Today, 29 April, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Catherine of Siena, known as the person who "implored the (P)ope, Gregory XI, to leave Avignon, to reform the clergy and the administration of the Papal States, and ardently threw herself into his design for a crusade, in the hopes of uniting the powers of Christendom against the infidels, and restoring peace to Italy by delivering her from the wandering companies of mercenary soldiers." (from Catholic Encyclopedia).

Even as she was never formally schooled, she is known to be one of the most brilliant theological minds. She was proclaimed Doctor of the Church, the first woman to be given that title (together with St Teresa of Avila). She was a lover of truth and was known to tell Church and government officials how to behave. Must be God's gift, because they'd follow her.

Can we ever have another Catherine of Siena, who is courageous enough to "remind" us of our rightful place in this world?

Monday, April 21, 2008

Feeding frenzy

Eric feeding the fish at Binukbok Resort. I still used a Sony-Ericsson k800i.

Nemo at Binukbok

Nemo at Binukbok Resort, San Luis, Batangas.

I used a Sony-Ericsson k800i in a waterproof soft-plastic case.