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Progressives Plan Treason Funded by Google and Facebook

Progressives openly plan to aid an enemy attacking the nation when they get an opportunity.

THE PROGRESSIVE RESPONSE TO (PREDICTABLE) EMERGENCIES: NATIONAL SECURITY CRISES AND DOMESTIC CRACKDOWNS IN THE TIME OF TRUMP

Moments of crisis, such as extremist violence or an international crisis, create windows for seizing power, enacting racist repression of entire communities, restricting civil liberties, cracking down on domestic opposition and going to war. [disgusting comparison is omitted] George W. Bush used 9/11. With Trump, Bannon and their allies in Congress, progressives must be prepared to fight back in the first hours and days of a national security crisis. (1)

Google and Facebook fund them, using shareholders’ money. (2)

Also, Sierra Club funds them using “charitable” money.  The American Federation of Teachers and The National Education Association fund them using union dues.

Climate Alarmism Meets SJW in Google

After Google fired its prodigy software engineer James Damore for writing an internal memo acknowledging differences between sexes, Breitbart’s Allum Bokhari started a series of articles about the internal Google culture of recent years. From Rebels of Google: ‘Senior Leaders Focus on Diversity First and Technology Second’:

The complaint [by NLRB] alleges that [Google’s] Senior Vice President Urs Holzle and numerous managers in his organization actively stoked up witch hunts in 2015 and 2016 intended to muzzle low-level employees who raised concerns about the company’s practices [referencing “workplace diversity and social justice initiatives”].

Google’s Senior Vice President Urs Holze is also a Vice Chair and Board Member of the World Wildlife Fund (1, 2).  The World Wildlife Fund was alleged to manage a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization in a civil RICO lawsuit (5:16-cv-211-C, Goldstein v. Climate Action Network et al., dismissed in June 2017).

According to WWF, “Hölzle manages many of Google’s other green initiatives, including the company’s purchases of renewable energy for its operations,” which is another fraud awaiting investigation.

Published in WUWT: Why Silicon Valley Embraced Climatism

14 Reasons why Silicon Valley embraced Climate Alarmism was published in WUWT on February 15, 2017.

Additional points:

  1. Silicon Valley consists from a large number of individuals with very similar professional backgrounds and a small pool of knowledge.  Communication in such groups tends to reinforce their preconceived notions.  Another place with this social phenomenon is Hollywood.
  2. The psychological types dominating these places might be totally opposite – egocentric actors and actresses in Hollywood vs introvert computer professionals in Silicon Valley (sorry for the stereotypes) – but their effect might be the same: discounting opinions of outsiders, even on subjects in which those outsiders have interest, knowledge, and experience.
  3. Politically privileged (in comparison with the manufacturing, energy, and other basic industries) political status of the software industry, also similar to that of Hollywood.
  4. Recent influx of “content creators” with hard left views.
  5. Immigration.  There is nothing wrong with the immigrant talent, which constitutes the overwhelming majority of the engineering workforce in Silicon Valley.  These immigrants are skilled, honest, and loyal.  But, being immigrants, they are unable to resist the manipulation and attacks from the hard Left.  This situation enabled a small cadre of Leftist agitators to create impression that their views are representative of the technical professionals.

Updated since 02/15/2017.

The NY Times’ Scientific Ignorance is on Display

The New York Times has exhibited its scientific ignorance again.  This time, it republished a tweet from DPRK News Service accusing the American military of “near total ignorance of ballistic science.”  Fortunately, DPRK News Service is a parody Twitter account, so this case received some publicity.

This case is not just funny.  It demonstrates that the New York Times cannot distinguish a fake news service from a real one.  Not surprisingly, it regularly publishes fake news.  This case also shows the scientific illiteracy and obscurantism of the formerly mainstream media and its readiness to repeat any claims about science, as long as they fulfill their ideological needs.  Their claims of the Trump administration’s “ignorance of climate science” are similarly based on a hoax (fraud, to be accurate).

Self-Excitation Mechanisms in Leftist Echo Chamber

A new article The Leftist Echo Chamber in the Digital Age is published on this site.  It is about the social dynamics inside of the liberal public sphere that have let it slide so low and so far to the left.

It is hard to dispute that today’s political polarization is unprecedented since the Civil War. I think it has been caused by three tightly linked developments: a) the radical Left takeover of the liberal establishment and Democratic party; b) the radicalized lib/Dem establishment takeover of the media, academia, government, nonprofit sector, and most academic institutions; and c) foreign interference aiding and egging on the lib/Dem establishment.  Continue reading >

The 9th Circus is Back with Another Ban on the Travel Ban

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.

Governors of States “fight climate change” – Rebel Alliance, Treason, or What?

This development is described completely differently in the different media:

The rebel alliance begins: Governors of New York, California, Washington form a coalition to fight climate change – according to FastCompany.

THE TREASONOUS SECESSION OF CLIMATE CONFEDERACY STATES . Prosecute Governor Brown for treason – according to FrontPageMag.

I find myself in the middle between these extremes. It is just another act of sedition by demonrats.

Ezra Klein, an Icon of Liberal Ignorance

Ezra Klein is the Editor-in-Chief of Vox, founder of JournoList, contributor to WaPo, Bloomberg News, and MSNBC, and an all-around liberal icon.  A few years ago he said and wrote that the Constitution was written 100 years ago.  This level of ignorance is expected from modern libs.  What is surprising is that Mr. Klein has graduated from the University of California with a major in Political Science!  If the lib icons have no idea about the subjects they supposedly studied, is it any surprise that they know nothing about physics, biology, and engineering?

Amazon and The Washington Post

In September 2015, Amazon.com, controlled by Jeff Bezos, added to its Amazon Prime package free subscription(*) to the The Washington Post, owned by Jeff Bezos (1).  Thus, The Washington Post officially became an integral part of Amazon. This kind of arrangement between a national newspaper and a monopoly in multiple retail segments is unprecedented.

The Washington Post is one of the most rabid fakestream media outlets.  Amazon is one of The Dirty 129, having served as a “witness” in a lawsuit, filed by the corrupt Washington State Attorney General Ferguson against the Executive Order No. 13769. Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.

Even before the elections, Donald Trump hinted that Amazon was a monopoly, and later The Washington Post assigned a special reporter’s team to dig dirt on him.

(*) Free subscription for 6 months and 60% discount for unlimited time after that.

Attempt to Conceal Funding of the “March for Science”

The local investigation into the shooting continues, according to Dr. Roy Spencer.

Notably, the “March For Science” organizers removed from their website evidence of “financial support” to their satellite marches, either on the day of the March or immediately after it.  This screenshot was taken on April 25:

MfS Financial Support promise removed from website

The promise of “financial and legal resources” was already removed from the site on that day, and remained only in the Google snapshot.

The Washington Post against the First Amendment

In September 2016, WaPo published an article with the title: “Scientists published climate research under fake names. Then they were caught.” The subject of the article was one of the lesser known cases of suppression of climate dissent in formerly respectable peer-reviewed journals; suppression that’s supported by a formerly respectable media.  That case clearly shows the impossibility for dissenters from climate alarmism orthodoxy to publish in scientific journals.

The Washington Post’s reaction is an expression of its contempt for free speech, which includes the use of pseudonyms.   Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay wrote The Federalist Papers under the pseudonym (or the “fake name” according to WaPo) Publius.  In The Federalist Papers they advocated ratification of the Constitution, seemingly another object of the WaPo contempt.

Media Blackout of Climate Terrorism News

The media blackout of what looks like an act of climate terrorism, continues.  

Following the ridiculous “March for Science,” at which third-rate performers and copywriters pretended to be scientists, unidentified shooters opened fire at the office of Dr. John Christy.  Dr. John Christy and Dr. Roy Spencer (who both work in the same building) are two of the prominent scientists who developed measurement methodology and have been maintaining the only truly global temperatures record — the satellite temperatures dataset.

Dr. Roy Spencer commented after the shooting:

“When I was at NASA, my boss was personally told by Al Gore that Gore blamed our satellite temperature dataset for the failure of carbon tax legislation to pass.”

Ignored by the FSM, this news was reported by Breitbart, Daily Caller, Washington Times, and WUWT.

Putative Scientists Call to Persecute Dissenters, again

A new letter (1) from putative scientists calling for the persecution of climate dissenters is posted (2) by the Union of Concerned Scientists, and is addressed to the NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.  The letter is titled “Pursue ExxonMobil Investigation to the Fullest Extent of the Law,” but the word “investigation” in it stands for “punishment,” as seen from the following quote:

We encourage you to pursue your investigation to the fullest extent of the law in order to uncover any past wrongdoing and deter future misconduct.

Objection to Repeal of Privacy Rule

On March 28, The House of Representatives passed S.J.Res. 34 – Disapproving the Federal Communications Commission’s Rule on Privacy of Customers of Broadband ServicesS.J.Res. 34 which would nullify the Federal Communications Commission’s final rule titled “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunication Services,” 81 Fed. Reg. 87274 (December 2, 2016).

Our private and personal information should not be for sale, not even with consent.  Continue reading Objection to Repeal of Privacy Rule

Obama Got $65 Million from Foreign Publishers

Barack and Michelle Obama have inked a $65 million deal for their memoirs (two books) with publisher, Penguin Random House. This publishing house is jointly owned by Bertelsmann Foundation (Germany) and Pearson PLC (UK).  Bertelsmann Foundation, owning 53% in the joint venture, is not a commercial enterprise, but a politically engaged entity. Continue reading Obama Got $65 Million from Foreign Publishers

Obama’s FTC Charged an Academic Publisher with Crime

The FTC’s complaint alleges that OMICS Group, Inc., along with two affiliated companies and their president and director, Srinubabu Gedela, claim that their journals follow rigorous peer-review practices and have editorial boards made up of prominent academics. In reality, many articles are published with little to no peer review and numerous individuals represented to be editors have not agreed to be affiliated with the journals.” – from its press release on August 26, 2016.

These alleged crimes of OMICS Group sound very much like actions of IPCC and the Cambridge University Press, publishing IPCC reports.  What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, isn’t it?

Academia is in the New Dark Age (NAS.org)

The National Association of Scholars has published my new article, Academia is in the New Dark Age.

It continues polemics, started by an earlier article Academia on the Verge of a New Dark Age.

And it cites articles, published by Naomi Oreskes in 1994-2001, that eviscerated “climate models”, their use by IPCC, and warned about the pressure put on the scientists to endorse those models – just before she yielded to that pressure herself.

Were NSF Rules Designed to Protect Climate Fraud?

Michael Mann et al. claimed they were not required to share code according to rules allegedly made by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  These alleged rules seem unique.  For example, Nature contributors expect scientists who publish in peer-reviewed journals to not only share their code, but to do it quickly:

“Authors and journals should share data and code quickly when questions arise.”

This makes sense.  If the NSF issued a rule against mandatory code disclosure in time for Mann et al. to use it, it might have acted with the explicit purpose of protecting climate fraud.

“the model is right and the world is wrong” – Hansen

This is the best description of the climatist “science”!  Said by James Hansen about his own model in early 1990’s, according to McKibben:

NASA’s James Hansen, who had already done more than anyone else to warn the world about the greenhouse effect, made the gutsiest call, issuing a precise prediction for how the planet’s temperature would shift, month by month, in the next three years. At first he seemed to have missed, and greenhouse skeptics jumped all over the early results, using them to call the whole theory into question. But at a memorable scientific meeting in Hawaii, Hansen stood up and said, “I believe this is one case where the model is right and the world is wrong.”

Mckibben, Bill. The End of Nature (Kindle Locations 128-132)

Mann’s SLAPP Slipped

The DC Court of Appeals has just thrown out the lawsuit, filed by the hockey stick trickster Michael Mann against the National Review Online. Mann’s lawsuits against Mark Steyn and CEI/Rand Simberg are still pending.

These lawsuits are frequently attributed to Mann’s excessive sensitivity.  I disagree.  These lawsuits were filed in October 2012, following Climate Accountability, Public Opinion, and Legal Strategies Workshop, held in June 2012.  Filing Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) was one of the strategies, Continue reading Mann’s SLAPP Slipped

Crossroads: Energy & Climate Policy Summit

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.

Election Results Surprise Totalitarian Demonrats

Up until election day, almost all polls and analytical forecasts predicted that Hillary, a candidate from the incumbent Democratic Party, would win.  Instead, Trump won by a large margin.  Republicans won both House and Senate.

This pattern is frequently observed when a ruling party persecutes opposition.  Fearing repression, supporters of the opposition disproportionately avoid polling or claim to support the ruling party.  They express their opinion only on election day.

CNN Forces its Meteorologist to Convert to Climate Cult

Yesterday, Bill Nye, a third sort actor playing a “Science Guy” on TV, while talking on the air to CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, accused CNN meteorologist Chad Myers of being a “climate change denier”, and demanded action.

Nye: “And you know, here at CNN you have, essentially, a climate change denier meteorologist. Knock yourselves out, but this is a big problem and it’s not going to go away.”
Cuomo: “A bigger conversation for another day.”

Today, Chad Myers announced his conversion to Climate Cult!

When has the United States of America turned into Climatistan?