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Kalium_Chloraat

Kalium_Chloraat

An excellent article Ilana. Utilitarianism and Human capital theory, in both of these the human is but an animal whose value is solely in its production capability and the profit it can earn for its masters. Materialism at its finest. We have been dehumanized and turned into slaves by a system so metaphysically perfect that most people think they are free.

03/09/2017

Trog05

Trog05

Uhm. Did you read: ๐——๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—š๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜? Did you read: ๐—ช๐—ต๐˜† ๐—–๐—”๐—š๐—ช ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ โ€œ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒโ€ Do you know anything about measurements? Have a look at this: http:// www. webassign. net/ question_assets/ unccolphysmechl1/ measurements/ manual.html Basically, when your measurement error is larger than the thing you are measuring, the only thing you do is fooling yourself. heath ledger joker

02/11/2017

Stewart Mackay

Stewart Mackay

No, please do...youโ€™ve opened yourself up to the philosophical & political position but not elaborated. Youโ€™ve countered the anthropogenic argument without a valid supporting reason. You also make statements on the global temperatures aspect without backing it up - โ€œif you know anything about measurements youโ€™ll know that this is just BSโ€. Ok, why? Please elaborate.

02/11/2017

Trog05

Trog05

We most certainly do NOT agree on that. In the first place, a global temperature is mathematically not even definable, let alone measurable: ๐——๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—š๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜? ๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ-๐˜Œ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด, ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ 32 ๐˜•๐˜ฐ. 1 ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜Œ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜น, ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด, ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜–๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ ๐˜‰๐˜ซ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜•๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ, ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜™๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜”๐˜ค๐˜’๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฌ, ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜Œ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด, ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜Ž๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ The error of estimation of what is purported to be a 'global temperature' over the past century is about 1 degree C, which is more than what the so called increase in global temperature is over that period. If you know anything about measurements, you would know that this is just BS. I have many objections to the political noise obscuring the science in 'climate science', most of them well addressed in the following: ๐—ช๐—ต๐˜† ๐—–๐—”๐—š๐—ช ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ โ€œ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒโ€ - ๐˜‹๐˜ณ. ๐˜™๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜‹๐˜ถ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜—๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต I also have some profound philosophical, existential problems with how human beings are supposed to relate and react to global warming, particularly as dictated by activists and politicians. I will not elaborate, because I'm not going to plonk down a book in this space, but it can be basically summarised as: "So what?" I'm mentioning this just to indicate that my objection to the anthropogenic global warming scam is multifaceted and extensive. heath ledger

02/11/2017

Stewart Mackay

Stewart Mackay

"The point is that modeling atmospheric phenomena is multidimensional and massively complex." - If that is your point, I 100% agree. I am not going to argue on the accuracy of precise percentiles as the system and variables involved as well as the different ways the planet absorbs some of the temperature increases, is complex & not fully understood (nor am I qualified to do so). What we can agree on is that the temperature is increasing, is anthropogenic and will continue to increase until such time as either population & industrialization reduces OR until the finite limits of growth are reached and the planet self-corrects.

01/11/2017

'ed

'ed

Airfix.

01/11/2017

Trog05

Trog05

None. I'm referring to the models climatologists have been using to predict your 6 degree celsius increase, all of which failed dismally in predicting actually measured temperatures over shorter times. Your suggestion though is that I should consider historic data instead. To which I asked: Okay, but how? Should I just eyeball a graph? Should I draw a line with a ruler through it? Should I do some sort of multivariate nonlinear regression on it? The point is that modeling atmospheric phenomena is multidimensional and massively complex, for which we do not have analytic solutions - the best models all probably based on (Google this) Computational Fluid Dynamics. Any other way of "considering historic data" is bound to be infinitely inferior, since it will neglect the physical knowledge already available to us. So, if I should not use some sort of model, what should I use?

01/11/2017

Stewart Mackay

Stewart Mackay

Which tools / models have you looked at?

01/11/2017

Trog05

Trog05

In the case of iAfrica, I suppose the concept is flexible, since they almost never generate their own content, anymore. So I suppose the editor is the person who decides what stuff they are going to filch from someone else. Maybe get the headlines right in the process, but that's optional. It wasn't always like that.

01/11/2017

'ed

'ed

What's an "editor"?

01/11/2017

'ed

'ed

Fair enough, but these issues never will be addressed. The African population grew by 30 million people in just 1 year. I don't want to be here in 20 years time. Fortunately, I probably won't be.

01/11/2017

Stewart Mackay

Stewart Mackay

Inevitable if the anthropocentric causes are not addressed, yes - ie. population growth, industrialization.

01/11/2017

'ed

'ed

Oh I see, and the converse is that if we "do something about it" that the rate of increase won't be quite as dramatic, I take it? But it should also follow then, that the increase is inevitable, but merely delayed to a time way beyond out lifetimes so that our descendants can't come and beat us up for being so irresponsible?

01/11/2017

Trog05

Trog05

joker How? That is exactly what the 'models' are supposed to do - to provide the most accurate projection of historical data. Except that they don't. What other tools do you suggest I use?

01/11/2017

Stewart Mackay

Stewart Mackay

Then consider the historic data.

01/11/2017

Stewart Mackay

Stewart Mackay

Is it not obvious? Continue unabated, and it follows temperatures continue to increase at a far higher rate then if we reduced emissions. Science supports this. Humans have limits.

01/11/2017

Trog05

Trog05

By the way: Why is an article (not this one, I'm just plonking this comment down here) posted more than a year ago listed as the Ed's Choice? Does iAfrica even have an editor, any more? The last one I know of left about 4 months ago.

01/11/2017

'ed

'ed

"Just because reducing emissions will not cause a decrease in temperature, does not imply we should do nothing about it" That's a non-sequitur there Stewart. Explain your reasoning.

01/11/2017

Stewart Mackay

Stewart Mackay

I disagree. There is no denying that CO2 emissions are correlated to the rise in temperature. Just because reducing emissions will not cause a decrease in temperature, does not imply we should do nothing about it. While we may be able to adjust to a 4-6c increase, we will not be able to adjust to a 10 deg+ increase - the planet may continue to operate but humans will not.

01/11/2017

Lydetekta

Lydetekta

Hear that, Donald? Fiddle until Earth burns, why dontcha?

01/11/2017

Trog05

Trog05

"This is, however, not reason to continue with unbridled emissions - if we continue on our current glide path, we'll be living on a planet 4-6c warmer than it is now." - According to the 100 year prediction of 'models' which could not make a single accurate prediction so far. Even the 5 or 10 year predictions were not just inaccurate, they were just plain wrong.

01/11/2017

'ed

'ed

Imagine if there was a world-wide EMP strike and all fossil-fueled vehicles were rendered useless at the same moment. How long would it take for the temperature to stabilise then? Since this isn't going to happen, it's pretty clear that all attempts we make today and in the next 40 years are going to have no effect. The course of action in the foreseeable future, must logically and reasonably be, to spend money on adjusting to the effects of climate change and not trying to prevent it. That's what sane people would do in the face of an inevitable calamity.

01/11/2017

Stewart Mackay

Stewart Mackay

Sure, there is a lag - if we stopped global CO2 emissions today, the CO2 remains there, and we would actually still see a continued rise in temperature before we reach a point of stablization around 40 years into the future. This is, however, not reason to continue with unbridled emissions - if we continue on our current glide path, we'll be living on a planet 4-6c warmer than it is now.

31/10/2017

'ed

'ed

Of course, everyone is assuming that a reduction in CO2 emissions will lead to a commensurate drop in temperatures. There's simply no evidence that this will occur.

31/10/2017

FredBear

FredBear

When other countries middle classes are shrinking Chinas middle class is growing whilst the economy now has the highest GDP(PPP) on the planet. Xi is certainly pushing China ahead. China is also talking about paying for crude in either Yuan or possibly gold before year end. As the largest importer of crude I'd imagine they'll get their way - short of a nuclear war. That's going to unsaddle a few 'cowboys'.

25/10/2017

HoneyABadger

HoneyABadger

"... China had entered a 'new era. that would transform it into a global superpower with a world-class military by mid-century" A new world power like China needs a firm hand in President Xi Jinping. His predecessor Hu Jintao appear to have been content in just being an affable character. Xi Jinping is the man with the firmness to prevent the Asian region being wrecked by receding cowboys. The priority now is to turn the world's largest army in the world's best military machine. That accolade is probably a done deal. Even a truant Taiwan nearby has largely been quite these days as they witness first hand the rise of the dragon, that will be welcoming Taiwan back into the family fold any time soon.

25/10/2017

Mornรฉ Fouchรฉ

Mornรฉ Fouchรฉ

Die Internastionale strafhof kan slegs lande aankla wat die statuut van Rome onderteken het. Dit is die rede waarom die VSA of Israel nie daar aangekla kan word nie.

27/06/2017

Frans van der Westhuizen

Frans van der Westhuizen

As die UN nie eers Isreal, die USA en vele meer kan of wil aankla vir menseregte skending in die hoogste graad nie, watter kans het AfriForum? Antwoord Zero. Die UN voel vere want hulle is n spul korrupte boewe hulself. Isreal se bestting en verwoesting van Palestina laat apartheid soos kinderspeletjies lyk. Artikel 6 is net mooi woordjies maar beteken nul, omdat dit nie toegepas word nie. So mense van SA ons staan op ons EIE en ons ins leierloos.

26/06/2017

matthew

matthew

this man was politically responsible when the local plans were drawn up when the PA was set up. as a result of this, anything not in a UCA (village core) can now be pulled down and replaced by higher buildings. vera haqqu prosit, mhux ta' b'xejn dahhluh maghhom il-kuntratturi.

02/11/2017

Albert Mamo

Albert Mamo

I beg to differ. In as much as she did hit people of any colour. Example Delia just recently, she also hit at journalists that she felt weren't doing their job investigating well enough!!! She was not being honoured all over Malta and the world for nothing!!! You're probably a labour supporter so I can understand your stand on the matter!!!

02/11/2017

Raphael Dingli

Raphael Dingli

you have completely missed the point of the article. Daphne was a good investigative journalist and despised criminals and bent politicians. Unfortunately she also despised innocent labour leaning voters and used strong words to discredit and shame her own kin. So none of this loyalty towards Malta please. May she rest in peace.

01/11/2017

Kat

Kat

Prosit Michael. You have written the two best articles on this issue.

01/11/2017

Matthew

Matthew

No problem.

01/11/2017

Steve Muscat Azzopardi

Steve Muscat Azzopardi

And yet you write this while clutching a PL flag in your hand, do you not see the irony? Many of the people protesting are not PN supporters or voters. Some voted Labour for at least the last 2 elections. These are not repeating what some PN bigwig said. Some of us have had enough of the abuse of power, WHOEVER did or continues to do so. Rule of law does not exist when police commissioners do not investigate FIAU reports with a clear suspicion of illegal activity. Rule of law does not exist when a police force stands by while a bank flagged in the same report is emptied of documents. Of course these could all be unsubstantiated claims but with the potential proof gone we may never know. Lastly Malta is being harmed abroad because it's top 2 in government were implicated in Panama papers and are still in office. The current government was voted in so calls for a change in government are ridiculous. I don't want either PL or PN. Neither is fit for for the job. My hope is that enough people can rally behind a new party - but wait, the current duopoly makes that extremely difficult. We want change not PN.

01/11/2017

Steve Muscat Azzopardi

Steve Muscat Azzopardi

Sorry mate, I didn't mean to reply to your comment. Mine was aimed at the author of the article.

01/11/2017

Robert Bruce

Robert Bruce

Who cares about the rest of the world anyhow? DCG did not attack labour because it is corrupt, but because labourites have a different DNA and are of a lesser god.............according to DCG

01/11/2017

Matthew

Matthew

So if I am carrying the PL flag are you waving the PN one? I never mentioned the protesters and what their political allegiance might be. I was commenting on what Mr Falzon's article, which in my opinion is very levelled headed and reflects exactly how we Maltese think politically. So why do you jump to conclusions? I agree with you that Malta needs a real change and like you I think this is very hard to come by given our political psyche.

01/11/2017

Albert Mamo

Albert Mamo

In true labour style you would say that!!! The rest of the world thinks differently!!!

01/11/2017

mario mifsud

mario mifsud

In Daphne's case, her vilification assumed political and systematic dimensions. Prime Minister Muscat called general elections because of a case she was investigating. Journalists are doing their job when they investigate politicians. Politicians are to accept this reality in a democratic country and not hit back by a vilification campaign. Such is the case in a country under a dictatorial regime.

01/11/2017

mario mifsud

mario mifsud

The media is today considered the 4th Estate , therefore as an investigative journalist Daphne was part of the state. That is why the European Parliament commemorated her death and are naming a hall in the European Parliament Building in Strassburg , after her.

01/11/2017

R Farmer

R Farmer

She threw allegations around like she was throwing confetti at a wedding, no proof and ready to harm anyone in her hatred to harm her enemies. The PN stands for corruption and hipocracy and the establishment. She was certainly not a true Maltese barely able to communicate in her native tongue. May she rest in peace, and may God have mercy on all our souls.

01/11/2017

R Farmer

R Farmer

A voice of reason and not hysterical journalistic panic and hypomania

01/11/2017

R Farmer

R Farmer

The murder was not political she was not a politician and so far no politician has been involved in her murder. and she did not write about politics

01/11/2017

R Farmer

R Farmer

If you are cut will you not bleed ? If you villify others will villify you

01/11/2017

mario mifsud

mario mifsud

Daphne was an investigative journalist , who wrote on the abuses committed by politicians. Politicians or persons at the service of politicians in turn reacted by vilifying her , calling her a witch and many other names. That already is very irregular behaviour since journalists have to be respected and not vilified. Then she was killed. Her killing is a political murder because the reason for her murder was political, namely shutting her up , so that she will not continue divulging the abuses of politicians. There is no doubt that since the motive of the crime was silencing Daphne- a political act- the murder was political.

31/10/2017

Albert Mamo

Albert Mamo

Of course they keep supporting the corrupt. LP supporters were never known to have any material to think with. They just band together like goats as you can tell from this blog!!!

31/10/2017

M Farrugia

M Farrugia

And since when she exposed Delia,a good part of those who voted PN in the last election have now abandoned the PN and decided not to vote PN until Delia is leader.So yes at least 15k have opinions and not parties and are proud of what they achieved during the last two weeks without the need of a party.Whilst all PL supporters and opportunists keep supporting the corrupt.

31/10/2017

joe

joe

This is all false. Why did she have to attack the Prime Minister`s wife and his two innocent children and why ridicule Delia`s wife in her blogs?

31/10/2017

Mike Rodgers

Mike Rodgers

Very good analysis.

31/10/2017

Kwarezimal

Kwarezimal

Michael Falzon says it as it is.

31/10/2017

Matthew

Matthew

Mr Falzon's article was written with people like you in mind = people who cannot form an independent opinion without their political bias.

31/10/2017

Matthew

Matthew

Very well written piece. Hope more people could think in this dispassionate way politically

31/10/2017

Free Thinker

Free Thinker

Mr Falzon, in your early autumn years you are showing a statesmanlike wisdom that does you great credit.

31/10/2017

pinocchio

pinocchio

She was a big PN partisan and for the little good she made she mad lot of bad things very bad ones she dont deserve any honor and she is no body else so dont blow it to were she is not belong

31/10/2017

MaltaCross

MaltaCross

Spot on!

31/10/2017

Albert Mamo

Albert Mamo

Look Michael, Daphne stood for loyalty towards MALTA and that was proved in the way she did her investigative journalism!!! Labour stands for corruption and she fought that hard and when Delia joined the fold, it was obvious he had a very bad track record and she had no problem digging out the dirt!!! I think sir you should get your fact's straight!!! She was a true Maltese till the END!!! May God rest her soul!!!

31/10/2017

John B Vincenti

John B Vincenti

One should not mix up loyalty with integrity.

31/10/2017

Better Future

Better Future

MT's oldtimers are showing how reporting and journalism should be done. Were it not for these wise, real journalists, MT, presently, would be no more than a carbon copy of TOM/TMI.

31/10/2017