Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Willie Soon - no burden for tax payers

Greenpeace has produced a report about the esteemed climate scientist Willie Soon. Apparently, Soon has received money from ExxonMobil, the Southern Company, Mobil, Texaco, the American Petroleum Institute and the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation. He is also associated with the Heartland Institute, the George C Marshall Institute, the Fraser Institute, Frontiers of Freedom, The Center for Science and Public Policy and the Science and Public Policy Institute. Oh, I'm sooo shocked. Not.

This time, the Greenpeace hippie-fascists have really shot themselves in their sandal-wearing feet. Who, besides a Nazi-hippie, would be stupid enough to think that all these corporations and institutes would give all this money to somebody who was incompetent? No, they fund only the very best. Successful corporations owe their success to being the best: they have the best managers, recruit the best people and make the best products. Did you really think that companies like Coca Cola, McDonald's and Microsoft would be so successful if they produced crap? And of course, they pay the best researchers, and that's Willie Soon, world leading expert on climate non-change and a number of other environmental issues such as the non-toxicity of mercury and the flourishing of polar bear populations. He has 23 papers in the Popular Technology list of "900+ Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skepticism of "Man-Made" Global Warming (AGW) Alarm".

It's only second-rate scientists like Hansen, Mann and Jones that need to crawl in the dust in front of Politruks and bureaucrats to be allowed to feed at the trough of tax-payers money. The public is largely unaware of how public research funding is done today, but I think it is time they heard the truth. The full, unvarnished and unpolished truth, no matter how distasteful it is. I have seen with my own eyes how one is supposed to write research proposals, and I can read between the lines. I'm not making things up: I'm only making inferences.
When you want to get money from a funding agency, you need to write a proposal and submit it to the agency. For instance, lets assume that I would like to get tax-payers money to investigate the medical effects of drinking beer. First, I would have to write what my objectives are: "I want to prove that beer is bad for your health." Next, you have to show that nobody else has done the same thing before: "Although a number of studies has investigate some of the health effects of beer, nobody has yet shown that it can hurt your brain." Then you need to explain your method: "I will let monkeys drink large quantities of beer and then let put them in a room with a typewriter - if they don't write Shakespeare's collected works, then it proves that beer makes you stupid." As I said before, I'm not making this stuff up: this is how you write a research proposal.

Finally, there is the most important part. The "Impact" section, where you are supposed to write how the politicians and bureaucrats can benefit from your research. Here, you can for instance write: "When I have proved that beer is bad for the brain, you can make a tax on beer" or "you can regulate the brewery industry" or "`you can forbid people to drink beer" or such things. What you write here will determine whether you get your funding or not. If you can e.g. justify taxes, you are on. On the other hand, if you promote freedom, liberty and free enterprise, you have as much a chance as a snowball in hell, inside a burning oven. Of course, the scientists know this, and they are all either just after the money so they can fill their cofferswith tax-payers' hard-earned money and go to expensive and luxurious conferences or they are communists, so they play along. Well, most of them do, but a few people with integrity such as Willie Soon refuses. Instead, Soon and those like him get money from independent sources, with no strings attached. They don't sell their souls to the politicians. These are the only scientists you should ever trust.

Do you think Galileo got funding from the pope to perform his seminal research on the spherical shape of the Earth? No, he was funded by private means, just like Willie Soon.

8 comments:

  1. Oh yea I agree Willie Soon isn't paid enough.

    A report in the Washington Examiner, entitled “Working for Big Green can be a very enriching experience” by Mark Tapscott, showed that the leaders of 15 top Big Green environmental groups are paid more than $300,000 in annual compensation, with a half million dollar plus figure for the top “earner”.

    He mentions that Environmental Defense Fund President Frederic Krupp, receives total compensation of $496,174, including $446,072 in salary and $50,102 in other compensation.

    Close behind Krupp among Big Green environmental movement executives is World Wildlife Fund- US President Carter Roberts, who was paid $486,394, including a salary of $439,327 and other compensation of $47,067.

    Willie Soon is a lightweight compared with Big Green fat-cats. He should be paid more!

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  2. Rightly said, Baron. Willie Soon's commercial success only proves he's right. Only losers receive social security. Big successful companies like Coca-cola, Exxon and GM don't need tax payers' money to keep afloat, and neither does Willie Soon. They don't need to steal the last few cents from the tax payers, because they can make their money in an honest way from their own customers. That's how the REAl economy works! If nobody were to pay taxes, everybody would be RICH!

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  3. Endorphin Monkey19 July 2011 at 19:17

    A few years ago I read about a basketball coach who wasn't getting enough Respect from his players. The reason? He wasn't very well paid, so the players didn't think he was very good. So management boosted his pay astronomically and he was able to command his team to VICTORY! I think.

    The same goes for climate research. A well-paid presenter of the truth will have Respect. Their opinions will carry more weight if they drive a nice car, live in nice house, wear Prada underwear and chug $117 bottles of French Champagne at the finest frat house toga parties.

    A climate alarmist might go around the world, sucking on the taxpayers' teat causing taxpayer mastitis, to look at a polar ice shelf, but if they don't climb into a $670,000 Ferrari Enzo when they arrive home, who's going to pay attention to them. Not me. If I had a brand new Porsche or BMW Z8, I could post my pearls of wisdom under my real name - because believe it or not, my name isn't actually Mr. Endorphin Monkey (Esq.)

    Willie Soon is well compensated because he deserves Respect. He shouldn't feel guilty as he sips fine Freedom* Cognac on the Freedom* Riviera.

    * "French" pre-Sept. 2001

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  4. Baron von Monckhofen22 July 2011 at 04:51

    Thanks Anonymous,
    Fortunately, there is still some justice in the world: The median pay for top executives at 200 major companies was $9.6 million last year. The eco-communists have not won yet.

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  5. Could you please rewrite/simply this article so that we petro engineers can understand it? As an engineer, I am good with numbers, but I don't have the personality to become and accountant.

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  6. It's often said that "there's one law for the rich, and another law for the poor".

    It should therefore come as no real surprise that corporate, fully funded researchers like Dr. Soon should find the same thing applies in the natural world.

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  7. Can't we just drown Mann and his bunch of charlatans in crude oil? I mean there is no law in the land, and no government that will try to stop us.
    It is about time that the corporations laid down their law and made everyone aware of the facts; that global warming is good for the world, and that modern science is just a crock of lefty commie homo marxist charlatanry.


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