The infamous International Fact-Checking Network led by the notorious Poynter institute described one of its activities as “Help[ing] surface common positions among the world’s fact-checkers” (1). That sounds like coordinated propagation of fake news. Those who tell the truth need no networks, coalitions, common positions, or “consensus.” IFCN’s funding sources, as it was telling by October 2017:
“The IFCN has received funding from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the Duke Reporters’ Lab, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Omidyar Network, the Open Society Foundations and the Park Foundation.” (2) Continue reading Notes 2018
The Paris Accord anniversary “summit”: not only Donald Trump, but even Angela Merkel does not attend!
The Associated Press (AP) reports that, “Macron’s climate summit in Paris finds new money” (1). I suspect some of this “new money” was found in our pension funds, state and city treasuries, and publicly traded corporations.
Trustees, directors, and officers of the vulnerable funds and corporations are advised of their fiduciary duty to the employees, retirees, and stockholders. That means that not a penny from their respective funds should be lost to the “climate finance.”
There is a list comprising old offenders, such as CalPERS, CalSTRS, treasuries, and pension funds in a number of blue states.
Continue reading Notes 2017 Nov-Dec
A Washington Post reporter explained why he had written fake news in The Washington Post: he had just repeated a fake news from CNN! Then he went on about how influential his article was: “And the instant news cycle got to work. My article was plastered across Google News. … Where I had cited CNN, other news outlets cited me.”
In the end, the reporter refused to apologize to anybody but one reader on Twitter. Fake-stream media ain’t apologize to nobody!
CNN, on its part, did place a “correction note” in the article: “A similar banner was hung in another Polish city in 2015, according to local reports, but not at Saturday’s march [a large march on 11/11/2017 in Warshaw]”. Unnecessary to say, most people who had read the article did not see this correction note. Also, CNN acknowledged it had gotten the main factual allegation of the article wrong, but the conclusions remained the same. Facts be damned! Continue reading Notebook 2017 Q4
Canadian Government Investigates ‘Climate Denial’ (Toronto Sun, 2017-09-13):
The complaint was filed by Ecojustice on behalf of six “prominent” Canadians, including former Ontario NDP leader and UN ambassador Stephen Lewis. It accused three groups, Friends of Science, the International Climate Science Coalition, and the Heartland Institute of making false and misleading claims about climate change, including that the sun is the main driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide, and that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called President Trump ‘a moron.’ Trump didn’t fire him but offered to compare their IQs and stated he would come out on top.
The fakestream media is all over this exchange, treating it as a real scandal. After eight years of the Obama regime the FSM is surprised that there are heated political debates within the cabinet! And that the president’s IQ is not taboo!
Donald Trump is doing what he had promised – Making America Great Again – even by his reaction to impolite outbursts of his close aides.
I have been interviewed by the famous Lars Larson on his national The Lars Larson Show about the Google search bias. You can listen to 09/19/2017 The Lars Larson Show podcast. The interview segment is somewhere in the middle.
In the US, a lie told a thousand times, a million times, even a Googol times, remains a LIE.
Continue reading A Lie Told a Googol Times Remains a Lie
Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power — the hypocrisy of the title is beyond imagination! A former vice president of the U.S. lies and defames elderly and persecuted scientists – and calls it Truth to Power. He should have called it Power against Truth. Luckily, Dr. Roy Spencer has already published a rebuttal:
At the Netroots Nation conference, “one of the most powerful progressive events of the year,” the hard Left and “mainstream” DNC committed sedition and conspiracy, while Google (1) and Facebook (2) insiders shared their knowledge with them.
Infogalactic – a conservative upgrade of Wikipedia (hopefully) Continue reading Notes 2017
From today’s 9th Circuit Appeals Court decision: “We conclude that the President, in issuing the Executive Order, exceeded the scope of the authority delegated to him by Congress.”
The president’s authority is defined in the Constitution. It is not delegated by Congress.
“In suspending the entry of more than 180 million nationals from six countries, suspending the entry of all refugees, and reducing the cap on the admission of refugees from 110,000 to 50,000 for the 2017 fiscal year, the President did not meet the essential precondition to exercising his delegated authority …”
The president exercises authority he has under the Constitution. And does the Court really want the entry of 180 million nationals from Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen?
Executive Order 13780 is a softened version of Executive Order 13769, which had been illegally stricken down by the same Court.
2017-06-26 Update: the Supreme Court unanimously confirms the Travel Ban.
Google goes totally rogue, uses artificial intelligence to promote an ideological and political agenda: https://www.google.com/about/main/gender-equality-films/
This is promoted on the Google search home page.
Correction to my essay in WUWT, Is Climate Alarmism Governance at War with the USA?: the likely time when hostile activities of the governing body of climate alarmism hypothetically rose to the level of war is 2011-2013, about a year and a half later than written in the article. Thanks to Hilary Ostrov for reminding me of the relevant facts.
Using the term “information warfare” literally while excluding cyber warfare from it, there are two important points to contemplate:
Climate Alarmism has been waging information warfare against the U.S. for many years.
The U.S. military has no information warfare capabilities. Furthermore, employing or even possessing substantial defensive information warfare capacities might be going against the Constitution.
Russia has just acknowledged that its military has Information Warfare Troops. Continue reading Climate Alarmism & Information Warfare
At this time, there are two viable applications for the photovoltaic solar power:
- Off the grid energy supply for the least developed 3rd world countries.
- Emergency backup power supply for the US households. Notice that the rooftop solar, promoted using fraudulent feed-in tariffs, are designed to shut off in time of power failure, rather than to provide backup.
Photovoltaic solar has a unique advantage of being down-scalable almost infinitely.
Continue reading Notes
Just got back from the Crossroads: Energy & Climate Policy Summit , a climate realism conference in Washington, DC, hosted by the Heritage Foundation and co-sponsored by the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
I was impressed by the number of diplomats from the European countries and the EU! A delegate from the Embassy of France, sitting next to me, was taking notes continuously. The world did take notice that the President-elect would not be bullied by the enviros and the UN.
That gives a hope that the Europe will shake off the yoke of climate alarmism.