Friday, February 24, 2012

Hot Flashes

IS NO ONE safe from the ravages of climate change? Certainly not women, who have just given a team of researchers the excuse to spend a little time enjoying the tropical sun in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, where they surveyed attitudes toward the imminent end of the world.

Asked for their explanations of recent heavy rains, many amongst the very small sample of residents knew exactly who to blame:

I think that in the past, land and the weather were looked after through the use of witchcraft and sorcery but today church activities have changed all these [customary rituals].”
Those villagers need to get hip. Today's witchdoctors come with grants, clipboards and computer models.

6 comments:

  1. AusAid is a dumping ground for gender specialists, incompetent and intolerant women who cause resentment amongst the Melanesians and Polynesians in the Pacific.
    Kevin moved to cut back the number of advisers in the area, it if funny how the gender advisers have avoided any of these cutbacks.
    I hope that when Tony is voted in he eliminates the gender program within AusAid which would eliminate the detrimental effect of these women.

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  2. It seems horses are getting smaller, too.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/the-other-side/global-warming-shrank-horses-to-size-of-miniature-schnauzers-study-claims/story-e6frfhk6-1226280237617

    The sciencey dude asks, "Are we going to see the same kind of response?"

    Personally, if I live for 20,000 years, I hope I do see tiny horses so I can race them in my backyard. That would be cool.

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  3. I hope that when Tony gets in he scraps AusAid completely. In its place should be two small agencies. One to audit Australian gift deductible recipient (tax deductible) charities running overseas programs and a separate very lean agency to channel Australian Govt funding to disaster relief and possibly practical health and education programs. 'Development programs' are simply taxpayer funded tools of socialist fools (but I repeat myself).

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  4. The Book of Common Prayer includes a Prayer for Rain and a Prayer for Fair Weather. Perhaps someone's been using the wrong one.

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  5. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.February 26, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Hot flashes and climate change? Well, who'da thunk it? But these grant-grubbing women are slow, slow, slow, Professor. There is a whole new discipline to claim and explore here in Wimmin's Studies World. Climate change and pre-mentstual tension? All that hot botheredness and cranky girl stuff must be due to CO2 in the air. And what about those long nights of heady passion when the heat becomes unbearable? (citation - Lizzie B who has just returned from a weekend experiential field trip of the same). Needs a study. It's climate related for sure. Money and trips please, money and trips.

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  6. What, no canvassing of Iron Bottom Sound?

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