December 27, 2017

Notley’s “draconian” election law creates “sense of fear” for climate skeptics

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


Being a climate skeptic isn't illegal in Alberta, but if you plan to spend a little cash to talk about it, you're going to have to register with the government.

Isn't that crazy?

But it's true under Rachel Notley's new elections laws.

Small budget climate change skeptic society, Friends of Science, received the same threatening letter that we did from Elections Alberta.

Back in September, Friends of Science were told they may be breaking elections finance laws by spending money informing Albertans about issues they think are important to the public discourse.

It was an authoritarian crack down on the free speech of people and organizations who oppose Notley's pet projects.

Joining me to talk about our government using the power of the legislature to censor their loudest critics and other challenges the skeptic community face in today's intrusive political climate is Michelle Stirling from Friends of Science.

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commented 2018-01-08 00:35:48 -0500
MUTA WEEN commented 2017-12-28 08:07:08 -0500 Thank You
I posted here that myself and my wife travelled to the Soviet Union in Sept. 1990 it was at the end of the Soviet era. We traveled East to West on the Trans-Siberian Railway visiting and staying in Irkutsk, Moscow. Kiev and Leningrad. We saw Socialism in its pure form Communism. I could write a book on that trip but the people where numb to the system. We wanted to mail a letter so went to the hotel lobby tourist service (Intourist) to ask for an envelope. They had none. I asked about scotch tape they had none. I asked what they had, they said paper clips. In a State store there was a young girl standing at the watch counter (she sold watches) I asked her you sell watches she said da, I said O.K. but there are no watches here for sale she said is a problem. Front counter of our hotel there where about 10 girls lined up at the counter each with a table light each one doing some small job so you went down the line to do anything. There was no unemployment there as everything was 5-8 times over staffed. Everybody got paid about the same Doctor down the Office worker. If you were an achiever you got nothing for it. You would watch the people working and they just shuffled around no drive at all but then why would they? When I listen to these Socialists I just think back to that trip and know how it will end if they had enough time and power here.
commented 2017-12-31 01:02:12 -0500
School kids who grew up scared by Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” bullshit will one one day wan to piss on his grave…
commented 2017-12-30 03:41:36 -0500
If you honestly want to research what we are probably “in for” in the coming decades, as opposed to Al Gore’s bullshit, this will provide an honest insight… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maunder_Minimum
Radio amateurs around the world are very aware of the 11.2 year solar cycle and what’s going on right now… If only somebody in Ottawa had the guts to slap Climate Barbie and the Boy Blunder on the side of the head and force them to read it also…
commented 2017-12-29 10:13:20 -0500
Thanks Andy for that link. I knew that was fairly old news because it was quite some time ago I wrote on this site about the pending cooling cycle, just couldn’t remember when. Along with the Russians a well respected Chinese scientist put out similar information in her report as well. Not much reason for them to lie, whereas many scientists in the western world have no qualms blatantly bull shitting about truth and facts only to keep their funding rolling in, altering the numbers and twisting things for the global agenda. Can you imagine how the climate shit show will unfold after they tax the bejeezus out of us, vilify CO2 and get some of their green shift in place, only to find out that we are about to freeze to death and their green energy has no chance in keeping us warm!!! The alarmist kooks of today will be the first screaming to burn fossil fuels in the future. I wonder how the $billions about to be spent on carbon credits and offsets will help us out then? I think Wynne and Dippy in Ottawa have already generously committed to that fraud with large amounts of tax payer money.

The other night I decided to poison my brain by stopping off to watch some of the National on CBC. It was kind of an end of the year gabfest and one of the guests was the CBC science “guru” Bob MacDonald. The blithering idiot made some stupid comments….then this gem. He brought up the situation that recently happened where a large ice shelf broke off in Antarctica. Although these events have been happening for millennia his comment was the size of PEI and absolutely proves this is because of climate change. The discussion is OVER". What a tool, what a fool. A few months ago he blurted out a similar stunner…" the ocean is rising and we will be doomed if we don’t act now…the island will be under water in no time". Turned out the entire incident was because of erosion, climate change was nowhere to be found. All of these shills and make believe experts suffer from skinny polar bear syndrome…how does CBC get to pollute the people with these lies and provide ZERO counter arguments, even with ample documentation available. SICK.

The desperation of the Stasi Queen and her politburo is becoming more and more evident. The smears, slander and lies will be ramped up to unbelievable proportions over the run up to the election. What is her union goon husband up to? No good I am sure.

Great comment to the trolls DREW W. I’m sure that ass wipe will be single ply…the thinking probably is that as their hands break through they can be weaned off toilet paper all together and learn to go muzzy style. Then the NDP could brag about hoe green they are and how they saved the forests.

Great comments and a Happy New Year to all.
commented 2017-12-29 00:34:15 -0500
I see that they are forecasting that up to 10 cold records could be broken in Eastern Canada on New Year’s Eve… If that makes even one “global warming” twit stop and pause and think as he/she raises a glass to the coming year, it will be worth it…
commented 2017-12-28 22:25:00 -0500
I wonder how the kooks will blame the ice age on global warming?
commented 2017-12-28 22:24:10 -0500
David Heinze great question , but we already know the answer. They already break the law with their tax free dues, this one sure as hell will not apply to them.

Keith Barnes our atmosphere could be frozen and the clowns would still push their climate garbage.
commented 2017-12-28 17:19:45 -0500
RICK PLESNIK… That’s the “Maunder Minimum” you’re referring to and well worth researching as to what happens when there are several “quiet sun” cycles in a row… Indeed long and nasty winters such as those during the Maunder when the Thames River froze over… All of Europe suffered… The only good thing to come out of it was that during that era the pine tree rings grew denser giving Stradivarius the wood for his magical violins…
commented 2017-12-28 17:01:50 -0500
I just wonder if we will be sent to federal gulags or that will be handled by the provinces .
commented 2017-12-28 16:48:56 -0500
If Bureaucrats would take just a casual review of 20th century socialist history they would discover that this kind of state bullying were the first steps of the Communist and Nazi parties march toward dictatorship!
commented 2017-12-28 15:59:33 -0500
And fascism descends. All across Canada, and the West. Everyday a new threat from the fascist state. It won’t be long now…
commented 2017-12-28 15:11:39 -0500
BRAVO ZULU commented: "It is all about the money – and those PhD scientists all lie for the bucks.

You can make numbers say anything you want.

Try this folks – new ice age is coming………………"

Indeed! I still know some weather scientists from my time on the Canadian Weatherships and the UN sponsored weather study in 1974 off the coast of Senegal. They tell me we are entering a period called a “Mauder Millenium” (not sure on the spelling). Translation……mini ice age…….
commented 2017-12-28 14:15:40 -0500
That should be GUNN POWDER
commented 2017-12-28 14:15:13 -0500
That should be GUNN POWER
commented 2017-12-28 14:04:57 -0500
Like you tell us at the end of your show , don’t let the government tell us we’ve had to much to think , So I’ve gone on some BIGGLY thinking binges , thanks to you .
I wake up with right wing hangovers, with lead me to common sense, and oh the aromatic smell of gunpowder and hoppe’s cleaning fluid lasts until we get together on the range the following week
commented 2017-12-28 10:24:04 -0500
Is this law going to ban Tides , dogwood initiative , open society foundation , unions, ect ect ?
commented 2017-12-28 08:07:08 -0500
Eric Dynneson , would you call the late Hugo Chavez a socialist? Seems to me Notley policies and philosophy are totally congruent with what Hugo accomplished in Venezuela.
Now how did I come to this conclusion? Because I left Venezuela and moved to Fort Mac. I can smell the stench of a communist a hundred miles away.
Notley is a communist .She just doesn’t have the power to point at us. YET
commented 2017-12-28 08:06:53 -0500
If it is hot, the Henny Penny climate alarmists cry “The planet is warming, the planet is warming!”
If it is too cold they do the same.
If there is rain, the same.

No matter the weather, they whimper their alarmist crap.

You can see why those that get money, power or political position from the AGW scam dancing to the “Henny Penny” song, but what of those that get nothing from the mega-billions stolen from the people. Those people are just plain idiots.
commented 2017-12-28 07:54:06 -0500
We are getting a good old fashioned Canadian winter, following a cold and wet summer in Ontario. Reality is a bitch for climate alarmists. It ought to be amusing watching the Canadian MSM fall all over itself trying not to report just how cold it is. Notley may try to suppress the truth, but it will slap people in the face every time they step outside and every time open their power bills.
commented 2017-12-28 04:05:41 -0500
Legislation dictating how much particular groups can spend outside of an election cycle (and possibly during one too) is contrary to one’s Freedom of Association, Conscience and Speech.

I really wish you guys out there would seek an Injunction to stop the legislation in it’s tracks, rather than just complain about it, or wait til it’s law to mount a charter challenge. You can mount pre-emptively challenge via Injunction.
commented 2017-12-28 03:23:06 -0500
Hello first of all Notrey is a programed Socialist so she cannot help what she or the NDP does. In two years she and the NDP will be thrown out of government and rightly so. Socialism is a waste of time as they say, they just spend other people’s money until it runs out, and the carbon tax is an example of this. We have had now two cold winters in the northern hemisphere because of the suns less emission of energy. The sun emits more or less energy.
commented 2017-12-28 02:26:45 -0500
As I’ve posited before – Catcher’s Mitt Notley herself has nothing to worry about… Just before the shit is inevitably going to hit the fan in the next Alberta election, she will move back to Victoria and be given a “visiting fairy” posting by the Horgan/Weaver Tango…
commented 2017-12-28 02:13:11 -0500
Mr. Wakariuk is correct – let Premier Notley keep digging, the walls will eventually cave in – or she ends up in China.

Superb interview Sheila, your interviewee is a star – calm, articulate, intellectual, rational and fact based. It doesn’t get better. The Friends of Science website has ‘cost/benefit’ referenced at least twice. Who thinks like that? Ya, those who respect the taxpaying public. I’m in.
commented 2017-12-28 01:46:09 -0500
I just realized: NDP now stands for :
The No Democracy Party.

BTW, does this mean that most of Alberta’s Unions, especially the Public Service Unions need to register as lobbyists now.
commented 2017-12-28 01:11:29 -0500
Actually let Notley keep this crap up, it gives Kenny ammunition. I hope after Kenny wins he uses this law for a while to silence progressive causes to show them what it is like.
commented 2017-12-28 01:09:12 -0500
Hey trolls , this is how DICTATORSHIPS operate, and we said this was coming and you idiots laughed and claimed fear mongering . Enjoy your one roll of uncomfortable government issue toilet paper in the future, and sorry but you will not be in the elite , you do not matter.
commented 2017-12-28 01:07:22 -0500
Who the f*ck do these commies think they are? You need to be tracked and registered if you disagree with the government? And we all know it will only apply to one side.
Gonna have to wear Stars on our coats soon. Any left wingers who think nothing of this deserve to be on their knees.