January 30, 2017

Notley NDP on ideological witch hunt? MLA “shames” Banff businessman for climate skepticism

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Imagine the government attacking you and your business for your private political beliefs. That sort of thing only happens in places like Cuba or Venezuela, right? No. Think closer to home. Think Banff, Alberta.

NDP MLA Cam Westhead is attacking the owner of the Rundlestone Lodge in Banff for being skeptical of global warming. Westhead tweeted:

“@Rundlebanff owner Ron Bateman thinks climate change is a scam yet scientists agree it threatens ecosystems that his business depends on.”

Westhead included a screenshot of a tweet from Bateman that said, “I’ll say it, Climate change is a scam. A no doubt scam. A way to distract people from real political problems.”

The NDP slammed Alberta businesses with a 20% corporate tax hike, a couple of minimum wage hikes, and then the carbon tax on everything, but that just isn't enough.

Now the NDP are demanding utter ideological homogeneity, complete compliance with the NDP agenda or they will try to harm your business. It’s a total abuse of Westhead’s role as MLA.

But we can do something. If you’re in Banff and can do it, swing in and spend a few bucks at Rundlestone Lodge.

Let’s stick up for business owners like Ron Bateman who are brave enough to stand up, say something and draw the ire of the NDP.

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commented 2017-02-25 12:48:08 -0500
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commented 2017-02-01 10:02:25 -0500
30 years Al Gore, Suziki, environmentalists, politicians, so-called scientists, Soros, stupid Decaprio, evil deceptive msm, etc have been lying and lying about nonsense man made climate change. 30 years and it IS THE BIGGEST SCAM EVER, AND THERE IS NO STOPPING THIS UNBELIEVABLE GARBAGE LIES. This has got to stop. And these lying, evil, regressive parasites like notley (growing uglier everytime we see her, I think her absolutely evil ways are showing on her face) wynne-bag and trudope need to pay the price for ruining our economies and putting us the the poor house.
commented 2017-02-01 02:56:13 -0500
The “proof is in the pudding”.. And in these critical coming months and years all anti Notley Albertans will have ample opportunities to demonstrate where their allegiances lie… Vote with your nickels, dimes and dollars.. Vote with your every opportunity at municipal and school board elections.. Vote and question at every town board meeting, just as the lefties have done for decades… THE CONSTITUTION OF CANADA GIVES YOU THAT RIGHT AND DON’T BE INTIMIDATED FROM RAISING THOSE QUESTIONS… But be prepared from leftie councils, leftie municipal clerks, and leftie town lawyers from attempting to shut you down… It’s been, unfortunately, the Canadian “norm” for some 30 years…
commented 2017-01-31 23:35:44 -0500
Peter Netterville said..
Notley is an utter failure.
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I say Notley’s face looks like an udder and curiosity would demand what part to pull to get liquid..
Eeeuw…
commented 2017-01-31 12:37:05 -0500
What’s clueless Cam Westhead? Another retreaded bus driver (no offence to real bus drivers) who has been overreaching? The boy is an idiot, Gorebull Warming is a Myth !
There is NO Science . . . only Computer Models and Scare. Wrong for almost 30 years now.
When does the light go on for these socialist morons, perhaps never !
commented 2017-01-31 03:00:35 -0500
Because it is 2017 the science has now been settled. Manmade climate change is a fraud a hoax and a scam. The NDP are so nineties. Get with program.
commented 2017-01-30 23:07:12 -0500
Art said, “Notley’s regime is an utter failure.”

Makes sense. Notley is an utter failure.
commented 2017-01-30 22:58:54 -0500
I just checked the reviews of the Rundlestone Lodge. 4.5 Stars. Without doubt, the place is a winner. Ron, this is going to turn out to be the best advertizing you’ve ever had the pleasure of not paying for. I would stay at your place just to spite the commies. But, now I know I will really enjoy it. Kudos!!
commented 2017-01-30 22:51:13 -0500
I’m pleased that the NDP rep laid that personal attack against this guy I have never heard of who owns a lodge I’ve never heard of. At least I have real clarity on where I’m going to stay the next time I blow thru Banff. Good on you Ron, and the photos of the Rundlestone look great!!!
commented 2017-01-30 20:15:47 -0500
Notley’s regime is an utter failure. Cam Westhead is the Dips version of Bagdad Bob. They were reporting on the severe winter in Europe and the fact people were freezing to death in Poland and the Ukraine. Now the media declares it the hottest winter on record.
commented 2017-01-30 19:17:29 -0500
Maybe Westhead was wasted when he tweeted? It was that stupid.
commented 2017-01-30 19:03:14 -0500
most people do not deny the climate is changing, it has been changing for thousands of years , what i state and i believe what most people believe is the climate is not changing from human activity , that’s the difference and the fear mongers like nutley and suzuki and his ecco nuts want us to take the blame . mother nature decides and the sun decide on the climate not us humans , the carbon tax hoax is the biggest scam in human history .
commented 2017-01-30 18:17:32 -0500
Westhead, another MLA that thinks his job does not include representing his constituents nor their concerns. Plus believing he has the influence over consumers other than his regressive colleagues shows the arrogance these pipsqueaks have for their electorate, it is beyond anything the Redford socialists ever had. Does he think tour companies for Japanese, Chinese, South Koreans and Germans care what he thinks, much less read his utterly stupid tweets? Or that Americans care as they do their road Trips? Or that his tweets are not going to encourage intelligent Albertans and Canadians to stay at Rundlestone? Sadly, he probably is that stupid.

Ms. Gunn-Reid said this guy was a nurse. I’m trying to figure out how, because being a nurse requires intelligence, and the nurses I know are skilled intelligent people. Maybe becoming an Non-Democratic Party MLA was his lucky break before being fired. What did the NDP do when selecting nurses and teachers, dredge the canal for the most incompetent…yes, obviously.

I personally prefer Jasper, but time for a Banff hike, I think, to support the buy-cott for a business owner who has likely done more for the environment because it is important to his business than Westhead.

Rebel needs a list of these companies, I’m developing quite the travel Alberta plan for this year.
commented 2017-01-30 18:10:12 -0500
He did more than attack a citizen for a political opinion (bad enough and grounds for censure by the legislature) but his true intent was to “out” this guy as a “climate change denial nazi” and subject him to mobbing and boycotting by the climate fascists.

If this man experiences any damage what so ever, to his reputation/community standing or business or property, I think he should sue this degenerate leftard back into the stone age where his ideologies come from.
commented 2017-01-30 18:01:22 -0500
Whew, Stephen! Good mini-novel you posted there.
commented 2017-01-30 17:30:31 -0500
Westhead – after nex-elect – you’ll be heading east
commented 2017-01-30 17:28:46 -0500
@ Stephan Johnston, "Science is not a consensus undertaking: Despite what the climate change lobby want us to believe – science is not a consensus, its hypothesis, experiment, observation & conclusion. A single scientist can overturn an entire scientific theory "
Absolutely right! Good stuff.
I’m really glad Sheila brought this story to light. I think it’s important to call out the bull, but also to stand beside those who are speaking truth to power, so they know that they are not alone, and so that those who try to silence opposing voices know that they are not alone. Safety in numbers. Don’t let the bullies win.
commented 2017-01-30 17:23:06 -0500
I go bye a few times a year , will stop for a SHEILA REBEL LUNCH
commented 2017-01-30 17:10:28 -0500
Media Coverage is not Proof of Global Warming AKA Confirmation Bias: Confirmation bias, also called confirmatory bias or myside bias, is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one’s beliefs or hypotheses, while giving disproportionately less consideration to alternative possibilities. It is a type of cognitive bias and a systematic error of inductive reasoning. People display this bias when they gather or remember information selectively, or when they interpret it in a biased way. The effect is stronger for emotionally charged issues and for deeply entrenched beliefs. People also tend to interpret ambiguous evidence as supporting their existing position. Biased search, interpretation and memory have been invoked to explain attitude polarization (when a disagreement becomes more extreme even though the different parties are exposed to the same evidence), belief perseverance (when beliefs persist after the evidence for them is shown to be false), the irrational primacy effect (a greater reliance on information encountered early in a series) and illusory correlation (when people falsely perceive an association between two events or situations).
commented 2017-01-30 17:10:17 -0500
Warming theories/models are not backed by the empirical evidence: The UN’s climate predictions have all failed to match real-world empirical evidence. Climate change mathematical models cannot even successfully predict past temperatures with all the data at their disposal, forward projections have also proven laughably inaccurate. If you cannot successfully backtest your model is flawed. Despite what the climate change lobby want us to believe science is not a consensus – science is hypothesis, experiment, observation & conclusion. A single scientist overturned the consensus that the sun revolved around the earth – this conclusion that was deemed heretical by the heliocentric consensus which is strangely how the warming theorists react to any criticism of their theories.
commented 2017-01-30 17:10:05 -0500
Global warming is primarily being used as an arbitrary wealth redistribution tool: Consider that there has not been any global warming for almost two decades and that the UN’s assertion that the world will burn up if temperatures rise by two degrees celsius above pre-industrialization levels is not based on any science whatsoever—it’s a figure picked out of thin air by Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, the Pope’s special science advisor: " “Two degrees is not a magical limit — it’s clearly a political goal,” says Hans Joachim Schellnhuber…Schellnhuber ought to know. He is the father of the two-degree target. “Yes, I plead guilty,” he says, smiling" " The UN’s IPCC, via Ottmar Edenhofer, IPCC leader in November 2010, admitted that climate policy is about redistributing wealth: “One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore.”. Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, has openly admitted that the UN is “setting…the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution”— in other words, bring down capitalism, impose communist-style, unelected, unaccountable global governance, and put an end to national sovereignty and personal freedoms. Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, says it best – we have to set ourselves the “..the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution”— ie the oil stays in the ground even if it means the economy grinds to a halt – we will feel the pain during the move to the zero carbon economy – EV, solar and wind are the wave of the zero carbon future. Oil will kill us all.”
commented 2017-01-30 17:09:50 -0500
Large numbers of credible scientists think global warming is a scam to redistribute wealth to the developing word. President of the American Physical Society representing 51,000 US physicists, including Nobel Prize winners, Dr Hal Lewis: “It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.” Harold Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, former Chairman; Former member Defense Science Board, chmn of Technology panel; Chairman DSB study on Nuclear Winter; Former member Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Former member, President’s Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee; Chairman APS study on Nuclear Reactor Safety Chairman Risk Assessment Review Group; Co-founder and former Chairman of JASON; Former member USAF Scientific Advisory Board; Served in US Navy in WW II; books: Technological Risk (about, surprise, technological risk) and Why Flip a Coin (about decision making).
commented 2017-01-30 17:09:35 -0500
Science is not a consensus undertaking: Despite what the climate change lobby want us to believe – science is not a consensus, its hypothesis, experiment, observation & conclusion. A single scientist can overturn an entire scientific theory – eg a single scientist overturned the vehemently protected consensus that the sun revolved around the earth – this conclusion that was deemed heretical by the heliocentric consensus which is strangely how the warming theorists react to any criticism of their theories.
And in fact, rather than a few lone wolfs an enormous number of scientists disagree with global warming conjectures: Of the various petitions on global warming circulated for signatures by scientists, the one by the Petition Project, a group of physicists and physical chemists based in La Jolla, Calif., has by far the most signatures—more than 31,000 (more than 9,000 with a Ph.D.). It was most recently published in 2009, and most signers were added or reaffirmed since 2007. The petition states that "there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of . . . carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.
commented 2017-01-30 17:09:12 -0500
This majority commentary comes from the infamous meta study which has been thoroughly discredited a number of times yet is still used by climate agenda. ." 97% of scientists do not agree: This quote is from a paper polling a number of “climate scientists actively producing papers by Cook. In Science and Education in August 2013, for example, David R. Legates (a professor of geography at the University of Delaware and former director of its Center for Climatic Research) and three coauthors reviewed the same papers as did Mr. Cook and found “only 41 papers—0.3 percent of all 11,944 abstracts or 1.0 percent of the 4,014 expressing an opinion, and not 97.1 percent—had been found to endorse” the claim that human activity is causing most of the current warming. Elsewhere, climate scientists including Craig Idso, Nicola Scafetta, Nir J. Shaviv and Nils-Axel Morner, whose research questions the alleged consensus, protested that Mr. Cook ignored or misrepresented their work. Rigorous international surveys conducted by German scientists Dennis Bray and Hans von Storch—most recently published in Environmental Science & Policy in 2010—have found that most climate scientists disagree with the consensus on key issues such as the reliability of climate data and computer models. They do not believe that climate processes such as cloud formation and precipitation are sufficiently understood to predict future climate change.
Of the various petitions on global warming circulated for signatures by scientists, the one by the Petition Project, a group of physicists and physical chemists based in La Jolla, Calif., has by far the most signatures—more than 31,000 (more than 9,000 with a Ph.D.). It was most recently published in 2009, and most signers were added or reaffirmed since 2007. The petition states that “there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of . . . carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.”
http://www.climatedepot.com/2015/07/30/what-consensus-the-97-consensus-is-now-43-less-than-half-of-climate-scientists-agree-with-un-ipcc-95-certainty/
commented 2017-01-30 17:00:51 -0500
Scum, NDP MLA Cam Westhead is scum. He must be in the pocket of our Minister of Environment and Climate Change The Honourable Catherine McKenna MP, who is from Banff. It’s a free country Westhead. Climate change IS being manipulated to serve an agenda that’s not entirely honest, and you know it. Quit the Commie tactics.

Bless Ron Bateman the owner of Rundlestone Lodge, and send more business his way. There is no such thing as bad press. I hope this proves to be good for business. They have a good restaurant if you can’t stay.
http://www.rundlestone.com/getting-here/
commented 2017-01-30 16:49:10 -0500
Same here, Drew. Nice of Ndp to draw the line so we know which lodge we’d prefer. I hope Westhead will be gone soon so we don’t have to hear any more of his kind of drivel.
commented 2017-01-30 16:33:46 -0500
The discontent is building across the country. Me to Drew.
commented 2017-01-30 16:30:39 -0500
According to Westhead “scientists agree”, like um, David Suzuki, the fruit fly scientist?
commented 2017-01-30 16:03:30 -0500
I know where i will be staying next time i go to Banff. The NDP are fascist communist wannabes, pure scum.