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Who’s Payin Who ?

Who’s Payin Who?

UPDATE: No news is good news.
The winner James Fong  of the Oursay.org project called ‘Climate Agenda’ ,did not get to join the panel group at the Wheeler Center.

The web page that clarified that the winner would go to the New News Conference can be seen here but the Oursay website doesn’t have a link to get to that page now.

Having dug around, the only information regarding the New News Conference was by the Public Interest Journalism Foundation and the winner from the previous Oursay.org projects’ winner Kevin Rennie.

Having looked at the PIJF website, one gets the sense that the keynote speakers present, the members of the panel,  and the articles singling out climate skeptics failed to produce a head hunting job that the Fairfax Media Group attempted to undertake.

Instead, what we do know is, is there is only one article on the web that discusses the results of the project, and of course that is only the Fairfax Media Group paper(s). No other news reported on this propaganda that attempted to put climate skeptics in a sort of class as witches.

A ‘Climate Skeptic Witch Hunt Failure’ would be my headline’, but Fairfax CEO Greg Hywood at the moment is doing everything possible to put this behind him.

Otherwise, the article that started all of this,  “Who Is Funding Climate Change Skeptics?“, would have created a media storm if Mr. Hywood could have gotten away with manipulating the media.

Loser.

So, No news is good news.

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An interesting story(propaganda) is brewing down under.

On August 10th, 2011, Michael Bachelard  wrote, “Who Is Funding Climate Change Skeptics?

Here is an image of that article:

The Climate Agenda ?

The source of this article comes from OurSay.Org  .  OurSay.org is hosting an online media event  called, “The Climate Agenda.”

In their words, they say:

“Worried about climate change? Furious about the carbon tax? Confused about the science? Walkley-award winning journalist Michael Bachelard will lead The Sunday Age team investigating the 10 most popular questions on OurSay which will be featured and updated on The Age’s Climate Agenda website.”

The website encourages its readers to post a question, then have others vote on it. The person who’s question has the most votes, gets to be part of a three member panel that will attempt to answer the question.

Later in the article, Michael Bachelard writes:

The top question so far, with more than 230 votes, listed by Jason Fong soon after the project opened on Sunday, asks:  ”The very point of Australia’s carbon tax is to reduce global warming. How much will reducing 5 per cent of Australia’s around 1.5 per cent contribution of global CO2 emissions reduce global temperature by?”

The second most popular question question asks The Sunday Age‘s reporters to find out who, if anyone, is funding prominent climate change ”sceptics” in the media, including Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt and Sydney radio broadcaster Alan Jones, and whether those people had a vested interest in maintaining ”the industrial status quo”.

While the top vote-getter was on topic about carbon tax and reducing emissions, the headline here is about the second most vote-getting question on who funds skeptics.

The very next day, Andrew Bolt, who is mentioned in the article, takes the article to task.

Andrew Bolt  blogged about  the top 5 vote-getting questions from OurSay.Org.

Andrew was mostly defending against this question/statement that he mentions as question 3(notice that the statement has moved from 2 to 3 now) on  his blog :

“There are some very vocal and seemingly influential climate change sceptics who have been given well supported platforms by some media organisations in Australia. 2GB’s broadcasting of Alan Jones and News Limited’s publishing of Andrew Bolt is a couple of examples that spring to mind. It appears that these media organisations have the goal of destroying the credibility of anyone who supports the science of and actions to mitigate the effects of human civilization’s influences on earth’s climate. Do these media organisations obtain funding from any corporate, organisational or individual entities with a vested interest in maintain the industrial status quo where unlimited greenhouse gas emissions are largely the norm?”
– Mark Dennis

To which Andrew responds, “The answer to question three is “no, no funding to influence the debate”. Indeed, the official policy of News Ltd(Rupert Murdock) is to “give the planet the benefit of the doubt”. But look at the sponsors, backers and designers of this Sunday Age project. Haven’t their funds and support influenced the Sunday Age’s coverage? Is this ethical?”

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Forced Openings

Glacier Nat’l Park  Bulldozes  Its Way To Record Opening

(A pictorial tale of bulldozers and bullshit)

Logan Pass June 2010

The above photograph was taken 9 days before Logan Pass opened on June 24th, 2010.  This and the following  images  for 2009 and 2011 show increasing snow accumulations. None of this had  been predicted. Instead, the 2007  predictions made by Dan Fagre, the NOROCK  global alarmist, from Glacier national Park, had predicted fewer snowfalls and earlier springs. We will get back to him in a minute.

But first, lets take a pictorial ride  through the lies and crap that become known as global warming.

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Good Old-Fashioned Fascist Thuggery

How’s this for a headine:

Philippine army intensifies info drive on illegal drugs, climate change

MALABANG, Lanao del Sur — An intensified information campaign on the ill-effects of drug abuse and climate change have been waged by the 51st Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army within its area of responsibility (AOR) here.

 

 

Boy ! Nothing beats thuggery better than having your government tell it’s children that its standing army is there to protect them from drugs and climate change !

WAIT!?
WHAT!?
REALLY! ?

A war on drugs and climate change in the Philippines. This has to be the oddest news to date.

Further in the story we find what this is in reference to.

Lieutenant Colonel Ceasar Marlon Yadao, commander of 5IB said, “We want the people and the other government agencies in our AOR to know that 5IB is with them in the fight against illegal activities of some individuals, especially, on the illegal drugs trrade and anti-illegal logging.”

Later in the article he says,”The purpose of the said information drive is to encourage the youth to participate in the government massive campaign.”

So hold up a second. Anti-illegal logging is now also climate change. And what better way to encourage our youth, than get the army to address the high schools on how to fight against drugs and global warming.

Is that what we have come to. Comparing drugs to climate change?

And the Philippine army wants the school kids, in their area of responsibility, to know that they are with them in the fight over climate change.

Now there is one government I would hate to have to exhale in front of.

Up against the wall traitor. You have been found guilty of breathing !

FIRE ! ! ! ! !

 

Why So Serious?

Why So Serious?

I want to thank the Academy.....

Having spent many a day and night, seeking out the AGW camps around the web, I am constantly told how marginal my blog is, or some other negative comment about the blogging here at Climate For All.

I’ve never really considered how my blog can be used to attack my comments from other websites, so I thought I would at least attempt to put something on the record about what I think of this type of attack.

Because I don’t give a shit?

/rhetorical

Many of the attacks in debating my understanding about global warming, has warmista’s attempting to debunk me because of my ‘marginalized stupidity’, or  ‘having noticed that even other skeptics avoid my website’, etc…

I am not persuaded to write what I write, based on whether or not you read my blog or comment to it.

It’s fine if you do and it’s fine if you don’t.

I only wish to encourage others to think for themselves.

My views that I make available are but a statement of my position on global warming. Period.

It is my way to let everyone know that I am not some anonymous blogger.

It also shows that I’m willing to research and investigate the science, rather than assume the science is ‘settled’.

I suppose if I wanted to, I could be more obliging and accommodating, but I really don’t have time to hold any ones hand.

And I think that those that think along those same lines understand that.

Sites like WUWT and CA and ICECAP can have all the glory and recognition for their exemplary work.

I just want it to be known for the record where I stand,  and not because I seek any ones approval.

I won’t win any popularity contests, that’s for sure.

Even amongst my  friends,  I have been  considered at times overbearing and abrasive.

But if the truth be know, I am genuinely beneficent. It’s not till after a time, that even the most skeptical of my friends were won over.

That’s not to say I don’t continue to be viewed as abrasive, it’s just I am better understood to be kindly to those closest to me, while leaving those beyond my realm of influence without  the luxury of that sensibility.

The science behind global warming, pro or con, is not for the weak-hearted. You show a moment of hesitation or doubt, and you have just become a casualty of the war.

Since, I do neither, all the alarmist has for his arsenal is to debunk my blog.

So to that, I say, so what?!

Hows that working out for ya?