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An Elon Musk number that just jumped out at me...

At the present rate of production some of those people who paid $1000 deposit for a Model 3 (over a year ago now) will have to wait up to 83 years for delivery...

h/t Ezra Levant

Jan 5, 2018 at 1:11 AM | Registered Commentertomo

UK

Free Speech:
Gov.uk: Create a Freedom of Speech Act and Bring an End to "Hate Speech" laws

Brexit:
1. UKIP Nigel Farage Wants Your Questions For His Meeting With Michel Barnier

2. Michael Gove MP Speaks About The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy

3. Remainer Tells Nigel Farage How The EU Bullying Converted Him To A Brexiteer

Khan Watch
London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s response to the knife crime epidemic overtaking his city has been to issue metal-detecting ‘knife wands’ to schools — but City Hall is not tracking how many times they are being used, or how many knives are being confiscated, if any

Blair faced liar
1. Tony Blair has embarrassed the so-called ‘Remain Resistance’ by repeating debunked claims that the Brexit vote has created “significant staff shortages in the NHS”

2. Blair: Britain Needs a Second Referendum, Maybe a Third Too

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EU "Empire"

1. This matters: Trading Volumes Crash As MiFID II Regulations Go Into Effect In Europe

2. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki of Poland have predicted a “year of great battles” with the EU establishment at a summit in Budapest.

“We don’t want to live in an empire. For us, the European Union is still the alliance of free European nations”, declared Orbán

Free Speech:
1. German Hate Speech Law Backfires After Twitter Immediately Blocks Satire Account

2. Ve have vays of making you not talk

EU RoP "cultural enrichment"
1. A 38-year-old Somali man has been arrested after attempting to rape a 43-year-old pregnant woman in a hospital in Rome after he was able to sneak into the facility and dress up like a member of staff

2. Ireland Refugee Knife Rampage - Egyptian asylum seeker who called himself Mohamed

3. German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs has found a direct correlation between the mass influx of migrants during the migrant crisis and the rising level of violent crime in Germany

Arrrggghhh
Green Gove: UK Govt Will Replace EU Farmer Subsidies with ‘Environmental’ Cash After Brexit

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Good News

1. The prime minister must avoid a “soft Brexit” and ensure the UK is free from all major EU institutions and courts after 2019 or Brexit-supporting backbench MPs could “block” the final divorce settlement, The Bow Group has warned

2. Tesla Bonds Tumble - Now 'Riskier' Than Indonesia

3. Trump Announces Massive Expansion In Offshore Drilling; Environmentalists Outraged

4. TheRebel.media proudly welcomes outspoken UK commentator Katie Hopkins to our international team

Good night from me, and good night from him

Jan 5, 2018 at 12:19 AM | Registered CommenterPcar
Jan 5, 2018 at 12:08 AM | Unregistered Commenterclipe

Uibhist a Tuath

"Perhaps we'll never have the situation where a researcher will say I spent 3 years looking into this and didn't conclusively prove anything"

Apparently the researchers from Scripps who came up with the "universe in a grain of sand / Total Perspective Vortex" approach to measuring total ocean heat I posted about earlier spent 15 years coming up with that...

I wonder if they had other duties in that time.

Jan 4, 2018 at 11:04 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Supertroll
I was basing my comments on the work of Ancil Keyes and to a lesser extent Millikan as well as more recent climatologists. But will admit that there are many honest researchers who do what you say and another group who hedge their bets by stating that whatever dearly held long established theory is weakened by their research is actually undamaged. Perhaps we'll never have the situation where a researcher will say I spent 3 years looking into this and didn't conclusively prove anything.

Jan 4, 2018 at 10:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterUibhist a Tuath

@Uibhist a Tuath, Jan 4, 2018 at 11:25 AM

Whatever the report of the day says is bad for us the general attitude seems to don't worry next week's report by experts will say it is OK. In my opinion reports by experts on all subjects will soon be regarded in the same vein.
* Not restricted to scientific research as recent high profile sexual assault cases show.

October last year MSM went one better - two studies/papers on coffee in same week, one saying it's bad, one saying it's good.

Jan 4, 2018 at 6:55 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

"This method is a radically new way to measure change in total ocean heat,” said Severinghaus. “It takes advantage of the fact that the atmosphere is well-mixed, so a single measurement anywhere in the world can give you the answer.”


WUWT

Has Douglas Adams been reincarnated?

Jan 4, 2018 at 3:53 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Re Mark Easton concrete Britain
This map list's all the other categories
Roughly it's 90% nature vs 10% man
https://twitter.com/tnewtondunn/status/942690815113089024

Jan 4, 2018 at 12:50 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Uibhist a Tuath. From my own experience in doing research I'm not sure you are correct. After investing time and effort doing research and publishing, the last thing you want is a competitor (worse still a young turk wanting to make a name for themselves) coming out and proving you wrong. To avoid this you work assiduously to incorporate the worrisome data into your hypothesis or, at the very least when publishing you take great pains to draw to the reader's attention the pesky data that doesn't quite fit.
Or rather people who value their scientific reputation do this. Perhaps things have changed and I'm simply old fashioned.

Jan 4, 2018 at 12:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

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