Monday, February 09, 2009

Arrivederci





Touch wood, off to NZ this afternoon


I managed to snag a residence visa last week so, provided I don't get caught committing any acts of genocide before teatime, I should be good to go

There'll be few, if any posts, on this blog probably for at least a couple of months

Thanks again to all who've contributed and engaged in some of the chats we've had. Hopefully we'll meet again - if not here then somewhere else; here or maybe here for instance

Peace

Stef

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30 comments:

Edo said...

Go Go Go!!!
Don't look back, and enjoy.
Thanks for all the insight.

jon doy said...

looking forward to all the reptilian 2012 news from t' other side of the bubble

hey, maybe the view of Persephone-planet x will be better from there ?

safe journey and hopefully a happy return some day

Anonymous said...

There was a programme on BBC radio 4 about 45mins ago about immigration,they interviewed a Scottish guy who was wanting to move to wait for it,New Zealand!he could not make the move(he´d been accepted) as he was having trouble selling his house.

Anyway all the best to you.Thanks for the great blog(i´ve been plugging it over at wrh)

Rob

The Antagonist said...

Fare thee well intrepid Conspiraloon fellow and good fortune to you.

Hope to see you over here occasionally too.

Conspiraloon Youth Movement to the fore!

Tom said...

You've got the right idea escaping Littlerichard's Britain.

Intelligentwatchmakerspeed

anon 22:41 said...

Good bye, and godspeed ye!

lwtc247 said...

I echo the sentiments of fellow loons, drunks and insomniacs here.

May your 'hijrah' to NZ be a productive one.

Just like when the Ant went quiet for a bit, the web is is poorer place in your absence.

Bon Voyage! oh man of thought.

Parabellum said...

There are more and more cracks in the dominant paradigm! Slight, but visible. See below for reference. Cooling oceans? Warming Oceans? Old computer models are right? Or the new ones? What is it?

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Global warming may stop, scientists predict The study predicts the IPCC's 0.3ºC temperature rise for the next decade may not happen

Researchers studying long-term changes in sea temperatures said they now expect a "lull" for up to a decade while natural variations in climate cancel out the increases caused by man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

The average temperature of the sea around Europe and North America is expected to cool slightly over the decade while the tropical Pacific remains unchanged.

However, the effect of rising fossil fuel emissions will mean that warming will accelerate again after 2015 when natural trends in the oceans veer back towards warming, according to the computer model.

Noel Keenlyside of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel, Germany, said: "The IPCC would predict a 0.3°C warming over the next decade. Our prediction is that there will be no warming until 2015 but it will pick up after that."

He stressed that the results were just the initial findings from a new computer model of how the oceans behave over decades and it would be wholly misleading to infer that global warming, in the sense of the enhanced greenhouse effect from increased carbon emissions, had gone away.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthcomment/charlesclover/3341068/Global-warming-may-%27stop%27%2C-scientists-predict.html

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The top few hundred metres of the world's oceans have warmed 50 per cent faster than previously thought during the past half century, a discovery that has solved an enduring puzzle about the world's rising sea levels.

"Our results are important for the climate modelling community because they boost confidence in the climate models used for projections of global sea-level rise resulting from the accumulation of heat in the oceans."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/science/sciencenews/3344830/Top-of-sea-warming-50-faster-than-thought.html

Shahid said...

Happy birthday Stef

Shahid said...

Bollocks, I was sure I posted that last one at 11:58 - still - the email should have got to you on time.

Take care Stef.

Sophia said...

Stef,

I wish you a good start in NZ. I will miss your posts.

gyg3s said...

I don't believe that you'll stop posting, so no goodbyes from me. Have fun.

Parabellum said...

Just in case you have too much time on your hand and need a blog to read about military&security&terrorism in the US and the world:
http://armchairgeneralist.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Parabellum said...

One more:
http://yorkshire-ranter.blogspot.com/

Parabellum said...

And Whimsley is interesting:
http://whimsley.typepad.com/

stef from south island said...

@parabellum

all good links, thx

@gyg3s

cheers

not stopping, just pausing

@shahid

thank you

yes, your mail did

gyg3s said...

My latest that may or may not be of any interest. I think I bought the book on a recommendation by Stef.

Anti _NWO said...

Welcome back Stef :)

Brenda said...

Oh lovely for you, congratulations, at last. Mrs vern will be delighted.

We all need visitor passes when you get settled in.

And happy birthday from me, too.

Love from sunny Durham. x

gyg3s said...

@Brenda - when is Durham ever sunny? The only places worth visiting are the libraries; one on Palace Green, the other up by the New Inn.

Parabellum said...

Howto. Our lesson today is "Solving the banking crisis":
http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2009/02/tarp-visualized.html

gyg3s said...

Gary North is berating conspiraloonery yet refining aspects of the creed. "Economic Fascism and the Bailout Economy, while Nigel Lawson smells the coffee.

Anonymous said...

so stef,
if you are out there how is NZ compared to London??feed back please!

stef from south island said...

yup, in NZ sure enough

am currently embracing lots of uncertainty and patchy internet access

have learned two things so far...

1. NZ could well be the first country to make bit torrenting illegal

2. Moonshine production is, however, perfectly legal provided you don't sell it

Anonymous said...

STOCKHOLM -- The Pirate Bay trial wrapped up here Tuesday amid a media circus as attorneys for the four accused founders of the world's most notorious BitTorrent tracker proclaimed their clients' innocence to charges of facilitating copyright infringement.

lwtc247 said...

Is the moonshine issue to comfort those whose internet access has plummeted from 'stress free' heights to 'stress thee' depths?

Potentially no torrenting either.

Dun worry. Where there's a will, there's a way.

I think I speak for all of us when I say we miss your internet presence mate.

Parabellum said...

Taleb and Roubini on CNBC


Via the exile

gyges said...

Talking of the Exile, have you read about, "Mobile Execution Bus Fleets: The Solution To America’s Banker Problem" those Chinese are one step ahead of us as usual.

Anti_NWO said...

Stef, if you're around, whats your take on the shooting at the military base in NI? Another false flag op to justify more covert and overt operations there? A reminder that we're fighting an infinite war on terror?

Smadraji said...

nice posting
Gay