Charlie Munger (Warren Buffet’s #2) on Al Gore: “not very smart”, “an idiot”, “obsessed with global warming”. Despite that, he was making hundreds of millions of dollars annually by investing in companies that (in Gore’s mind) were not emitting CO2. Continue reading ‘Climate Deniers’ are coming out of closet everywhere!
We live in the time of a media bubble, and an academic bubble. They are going to burst like stock market bubbles do. Continue reading Notes 2017
My article Fun with IPCC Texts is published in WUWT.
My civil lawsuit Goldstein v Climate Action Network et al. (5:16-cv-211-C, TXND) has been dismissed with prejudice. Continue reading My RICO Lawsuit is Dismissed with Prejudice
From the 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.”
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 …”
President exercises authority he has under Constitution. And does the Court really want 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.
This development is described completely differently in the different media:
THE TREASONOUS SECESSION OF CLIMATE CONFEDERACY STATES . Prosecute Governor Brown for treason – according to FrontPageMag.
Some things don’t change. Buckley Jr., William. Up From Liberalism (1959):
“A second marked characteristic of the Liberal in debate with the conservative is the tacit premise that debate is ridiculous because there is nothing whatever to debate about . Arguments based on fact are especially to be avoided. Many people shrink from arguments over facts because facts are tedious , because they require a formal familiarity with the subject under discussion , and because they can be ideologically dislocative . Many Liberals accept their opinions , ideas , and evaluations as others accept revealed truths , and the facts are presumed to conform to the doctrines , as any dutiful fact will ; so why discuss the fact?” (Kindle Locations 522-527).
I think that anybody who attempted to engage a Liberal in a climate debate would wholeheartedly endorse this statement. Continue reading William Buckley on Liberals’ Facts Avoidance Habit
Ezra Klein is 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?
After Brexit, the map of the European Union seems a lot like the map of the fascist-controlled territory of 1941. Continue reading Irrelevant Notes and Thoughts
The main point of the essay Renounce Climate Alarmism! published in WUWT is that the Trump Administration should renounce climate alarmism entirely, rather than fighting each regulation, executive order, and other visible consequences of it.
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.
Following the popular refutation of the false analogy between the medical doctors and “climate science communicators”, this post addresses another favorite subject of the climate alarmists.
The conflict of interest. Like it or not, real experts do typically have conflicts of interest, or at least an appearance of one. For example, medical doctors diagnose illness, recommend treatment, and perform the recommended treatment. This creates a real and strong conflict of interest. As patients, many of us are aware of that and address it by one or more of the following: trust the doctor’s integrity, rely on the doctor’s accountability, or seek a second opinion. Continue reading Thoughts on Handling Conflicts of Interest
Google goes totally rogue, uses artificial intelligence to promote ideological and political agenda: https://www.google.com/about/main/gender-equality-films/
This is promoted on the Google search home page.
“In a radio interview I heard some years ago a BBC employee recalls his first day of work at the media establishment. An experienced colleague-mentor led him upstairs and out onto the roof. The two of them then stood together on the edge of the roof and urinated down on the people many floors below at ground level. (They were both male BTW.) This, the mentor explained was an important rite of passage impressing on a new employee the correct BBC attitude to hold towards the general public.” Continue reading BBC Pisses on the Public, Kisses up to Warmists
Oregon’s government promotes the Communist Party and leftist mouthpieces in a series of lessons ironically called The Making of Good Citizens: Rights and Responsibilities. Continue reading Oregon Government Hard Left Propaganda
The local investigation into the shooting continues, according to Dr. Roy Spencer.
Notably, the “March For Science” organizers removed evidence of “financial support” to their satellites from their website on the day of the March or immediately after it. This screenshot was taken on April 25:
The promise of “financial and legal resources” was already removed from the site on that day, and remained only in the Google snapshot.
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 supported by a formerly respectable media. That case clearly shows 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.
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 open 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.
Seven shots were fired at the office of Dr. John Christy in the University of Alabama after the “March for Science.”
Dr. Roy Spencer, another climate realist, working in the same building, writes:
“Given that this was Earth Day weekend, with a March for Science passing right past our building on Saturday afternoon, I think this is more than coincidence.”
“Local news reports that UAH police have classified this as a ‘random shooting’. So, the seven Belgian 5.7 millimeter bullets which hit windows and bricks around John Christy’s office from 70 yards away were apparently deemed to be ‘random’ occurrence.”
Belgian 5.7 millimeter cartridges can be only Continue reading Offices of Real Scientists were Shot at after the March of Fake Ones
A new letter (1) from putative scientists calling for 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.“
The morons who organized the “March for Science” listed the ‘United States’ and ‘USA’ as two different countries on their website:
They also put the United States at the end of the list, but we are used to that. Of course, Bill Nye the Clown will participate, although he won’t be leading the march. Expect fawning coverage by the fakestream media.
Update (2017-04-21 7am): they removed USA and added Vietnam below the United States in the list of countries. Still morons. I especially recommend to see the list of their shameless partners.
Update (Apr 19, 2017): The NY Times switched from the “denier” to the “denialist“. newsdiffs.org shows six post-publication revisions in this single article, and highlights the changes.
Update (an hour after the first publication): NY Times keeps tinkering with the terminology and the article headline. Now it is “climate change denialist” (8 Dec 2016 20:50:53 EST) Continue reading NY Times modifies the phrase “Climate Change Denier”
Replace, then repeal Obamacare. Not the other way around.
H/t William Hilliard, San Francisco, CA
The jury trial in the civil lawsuit 5:16-cv-00211-C, Goldstein v. Climate Action Network et al, pending before the United States District Court of the Northern District of Texas, is set for October 1, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas.
After I read this interview with Jeremy Grantham, I understood why so many hedge fund managers have believed the claim that climate realists (“skeptics”) are liars paid off by fossil fuel industries. This is called projection. Continue reading What False Accusations might Tell about the Accuser
A new and disturbing connection between lawless MedSocCon and criminal EPA human tests is uncovered. #1 on the list of members of the MedSocCon Steering Committee is David Blaine Peden, Director of the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology at the University of North Carolina. The UNC facility played a central role in the EPA’s illegal experiments on human subjects. Mr. Peden took part, and may have even supervised, some of these experiments. In particular, he participated in the CAPTAIN study, which was described as follows:
“EPA’s ongoing CAPTAIN study imposes a risk of immediate death from an acute exposure to PM2.5” (The American Tradition Institute Environmental Law Center v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, and Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator. VERIFIED COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF , September 2012)
Peden’s name also appeared eleven times in the unrelated legal memorandum by E&E Legal (May 2015), as: “David Peden has received $2.5 million in grants from the EPA, NIH and NSF,” and, “He is the PI or Project Leader of EPA, NIH and NSF grants totaling $2.5 million in direct costs focused on the effect of controlled exposures of pollutants to normal and susceptible populations”
The Environmental Defense Fund indirectly acknowledged that the experiments were not intended for any health or environmental benefits but for establishing crippling regulations on U.S. fossil fuel energy Continue reading Perpetrator of EPA Human Experiments Steers MedSocCon
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 Services. S.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
Harvard alumni know witch hunts! I’m not talking about Al Gore and Barack Obama here. Not even Maura Healey, the Massachusetts Attorney General. In 1692, exactly 300 years before the Clinton-Gore team won the presidential election, more than a hundred men, women, and girls were tried and convicted of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. Around 20 of them were executed. The majority of the trial judges were Harvard College alumni. Continue reading Next on the Wall of Shame: Harvard University
MedSocCon was funded and launched by many of the same climate alarmism groups that were linked to the EPA in 2004-2012, when it was conducting outrageous experiments on human subjects. Those EPA human tests (see epahumantesting.com) included feeding diesel engine exhaust voided of carbon monoxide into the lungs of “volunteers,” many of whom were old and/or suffered from asthma or heart diseases – the same population groups that are being targeted by MedSocCon now. Worse than the infamous Tuskegee syphilis experiments, those EPA tests were conducted with no medical or health care purpose or justification. Continue reading MedSocCon, EPA Human Experiments, and Climate Alarmism
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.
This is a summary of When Silicon Valley Went Off the Cliff, focusing on connections and parallels between the short lived “ban alarmism” and climate alarmism. From January 28 through February 8, a number of Silicon Valley and Washington state corporate executives participated in an attempt to topple President Trump, orchestrated by the Left after President Trump signed the original order, Executive Order No. 13769 Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States on January 27. WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson, one of the Attorneys General United for Clean Power, filed a stinky lawsuit against President Trump and succeeded to halt implementation of the Executive order. 129 corporations, who hold monopolies in Internet search, “social media,” TV and movie streaming, as well as other markets for speech and press, filed an Amici Brief supporting the rogue Attorney General against the President. Their reaction to the Executive order was so out of proportion that an analogy with climate alarmism immediately sprung to mind. Here, I do not recite the original Executive order because I expect that readers did not trust to the Fake Stream Media reporting about it.
Some of the social dynamics behind this overreaction are described in the essay When Silicon Valley Went Off the Cliff. This new low looks like a development of climate alarmism, compressed in time from 30 years to 10 days and happening on the scale of corporations instead of nations. Like a small scale experiment with societal instability, one might say. Continue reading Who leans left, falls left. The Dirty 129
In less than a month, some people will celebrate Lenin’s birthday, calling it Earth Day.
Continue reading Earth Day for the Rest of Us
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
The so-called “climate science” is based on the output of extremely complex computer climate models that cannot be understood by humans. Even worse, these models are incorrect because they contradict well-known principles of mathematics and the information theory. Other important points:
- Computers are built around silicon chips.
- Silicon (in the form of silicon oxides) is the main component of ordinary stones and rocks.
- Silicon chip output is interpreted by so-called “climate scientists” as the prophecy of future climate changes for decades, hundreds, and thousands of years into the future. Prophesies that were made 20-30 years ago have already been shown false.
- “Climate scientists” form a closed cast that claims nobody else can understand their “science,” including famous physicists and mathematicians. Very few of these “climate scientists” have scientific achievements outside of the “climate science” or related environmentalist frauds. These “climate scientists” and their political/financial sponsors have persecuted dissenters and have used government power to do so.
- These “climate scientists” are not scientists or even ordinary frauds, but the priests and shamans of the climate cult.
FSM — Fakestream Media. Former mainstream media, except for the Fox News.
Repeaters — putative reporters who do little else but repeat Leftist lies.
ScAm — the descendant of the Scientific American magazine. It is is neither scientific nor American.
PRC — the People’s Republic of China or the People’s Republic of California, depending on the context.
Sustainable Embezzlement — a theft of public funds that meets the embezzlers’ current needs without condemning them to prison tomorrow.
UCS — the Union of Con Scientists. Can be also the Unicorn Scientists – because when was the last time we saw a real scientist among UCS personalities? Formerly, the Union of Commie Scientists or the Union of Concerned Scientists.
A couple of weeks ago, Professor Emeritus Richard Lindzen and 300+ other scientists and professionals sent a Petition to President Trump asking the President to withdraw the United States from the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. 22 academics, calling themselves “MIT Faculty Working on Climate” published an opposing letter, parroting climate alarmism dogma. Continue reading MIT Climate Faculty Letter Signatures Confirmed
This is an admission from NY Times on February 6: Democratic Party operatives and democratic attorney generals and governors do not know the differences between their roles. Per admission, democratic attorney generals and governors are Democratic Party operatives appointed to the positions where they benefit other Democratic Party operatives and Democratic Party donors:
“In interviews, more than a dozen Democratic attorneys general, governors and party operatives detailed a week of frenzied litigation, late-night and early-morning phone calls and text messages, and strategies devised on airplanes and at sporting events. All told, Democrats say, the legal onslaught against Mr. Trump was a crystallizing moment for the party’s attorneys general — and a model for how to stall or unwind the administration policies they find most offensive.”
“Mr. Schneiderman, a former state senator from Manhattan who is in his second term as attorney general, called the travel ban a ‘first test’ of the Democratic legal apparatus under Mr. Trump.” Continue reading Democratic Attorneys General and Other Party Operatives
Dr. Richard Lindzen has sent a petition to President Trump, asking the President to withdraw the United States from the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. The petition has been signed by 300 hundreds scientists and qualified experts, and is still open for signing.
Few days ago I filed a Motion for Leave to File the First Supplemental Complaint in 5:16-cv-211-C, Goldstein v. Climate Action Network et al. Continue reading Goldstein v CAN et al update
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
The fake news networks (FNN) widely reported a demonstration of about 150 alleged tech workers against President Trump in connection to the immigration order. The photos from the demonstration show massive presence of UNITE HERE! – an extremist union whose captive membership consists mostly of unqualified workers.
I appreciate the sacrifice of these tech workers (if there are any; see the fake scientists demonstration) for the sake of profits of their employers who advocate unrestricted immigration from low-wage countries that replace American tech workers.
“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?
14 Reasons why Silicon Valley embraced Climate Alarmism is published in WUWT.
- 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.
- 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.
- Privileged (in comparison with the manufacturing, energy, and other basic industries) political status of the software industry, also similar to that of Hollywood.
- Recent influx of “content creators” with hard left views.
The wife of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, notorious for his calls to lynch climate skeptics, Sandra Whitehouse, PhD, got a new job as the Chief Scientific Officer of AltaSea (Los Angeles, CA), according to this press release. She will “work” on a consulting basis. Apparently, Sandra Whitehouse can hold a number of such “consulting jobs” in the same time. One of them is a Senior Advisor to Ocean Conservancy (Washington, DC). According to Ocean Conservancy’s 990 form for a year ending in June 2015, she received $235,000 for something called “Marine Spatial Planning“. In five years ending in June 2015 she received $980,800 just from Ocean Conservancy. Continue reading Senator Shouldbe’n Jailhouse gets another Fishy Income
June 2, 2017 (four months from today) will be the 25 year anniversary of the Heidelberg Appeal. This historical document, signed by more than 4,000 distinguished scientists, including 70 Nobel Laureates, was released in the beginning of the infamous “Earth Summit” (Rio de Janeiro, 1992) to oppose environmental obscurantism, including climate alarmism. Among other things, the Heidelberg Appeal said:
We want to make our full contribution to the preservation of our common heritage, the Earth.
We are, however, worried at the dawn of the twenty-first century, at the emergence of an irrational ideology which is opposed to scientific and industrial progress and impedes economic and social development.
We contend that a Natural State, sometimes idealized by movements with a tendency to look toward the past, does not exist and has probably never existed …
We intend to assert science’s responsibility and duties toward society as a whole.
We do, however, forewarn the authorities in charge of our planet’s destiny against decisions which are supported by pseudoscientific arguments of false and nonrelevant date.
The greatest evils which stalk our Earth are ignorance and oppression, and not Science, Technology, and Industry …
These wise words by the most distinguished scientists in the world Continue reading Heidelberg Appeal’s Anniversary – 4,000+ scientists, 70 Nobel Laureates
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.
Yesterday, while visiting the TPPF’s Policy Orientation conference, I learned of a highly unusual Oil and Natural Gas Information Collection Request, issued by the EPA to owners and operators of practically all oils & gas production wells in December 2016. Continue reading EPA tries to do Maximum Damage in Three Months
It is getting more weird on Reddit. I have been banned after re-posting the link to my article, pointing to the math errors in IPCC climate models and to the failure by so-called “climate modelling community” to develop specialized chips that would have allowed it to produce its garbage predictions thousands times faster: Continue reading Reddit is too Red for Climate Realists
Apparently, producers and editors of the leftstream TV channels lost ability to distinguish fiction from reality. Such TV genres as reality shows, environmentalist propaganda, and the liberal drivel in general blend reality and fiction in various ways. Combined with echoes of academic postmodern contructivist theories, this leads to the current post-truth reporting. Alternatively, the leftstream TV expresses contempt to its viewers. Whatever the cause, the fictional character “Bill Nye the Science Guy” has been presented as a real scientist on ABC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN.
If you watch news on any of these channels, these might be fake news. New York Times has called this actor “the science guy” as well. Bill Nye receive BS in mechanical engineering in 1977 and worked as an engineer for some years after that. By 1993 his engineering gig was over. He has been an actor and a “TV personality” for the last 20 – 25 years. He can be called a former engineer, if it helps.
Yesterday I submitted my post Fake News with photos of Fake Scientists to Reddit in subreddit inthenews. It received one positive and one negative comments, and then I was banned from inthenews and news. Another confirmation that Internet news are pwned by the Left. Continue reading Reddit News Bans Exposure of Fake News