They’ve lost the argument: Petition to ban ‘climate deniers’ from Facebook

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Will hatred and intolerance of alternate viewpoints in science trump free speech? Some would have it that way.


Via Climate NEXUS, a well funded daily newsletter run by a Madison Avenue PR firm.

Will Facebook Ban Deniers? 

Breitbart brought our attention to a petition that calls on Facebook to ban climate change denial pages. With only 3,326 signatories out of a goal of 500,000, it doesn’t seem like the petition is going to accomplish its goal—and probably for good reason.

As bad as climate denial is, shutting them out of Facebook would justify their persecution complex, and might engender more sympathy for their position. Really, who treats Facebook as a place to discuss science? For the most part, we think denier groups are small enough that they pretty much serve as something to point and laugh at, because they’re not likely to be gain many converts when compared to the audience…

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Plants ‘Scream In Agony’ When Eaten

Originally posted on The Beezly Street Gazette:

New research shows that vegetables and other plants “scream blue murder” as they are cooked or eaten. Although inaudible to the human ear, a special listening device placed on various vegetables turned the making of a simple salad into a “holocaust of horror”.

sad carrot

In a study on carrots, scientists found that carrots did not scream in a basket at the supermarket, or when placed into the salad shelf of a fridge. But according to researchers:

“The screaming began when the carrot was placed on a chopping board and peeled with a knife. And then all of the vegetables started screaming. It was like the front row of a One Direction concert. Disturbing stuff.

Said the scientist, who has since given up all fruits and vegetables, apart from ones he can sneak up on and quickly throw into boiling water “for a more humane death”.

“At least animals are dead when…

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‘Transformation into Pelosi is complete’: Boehner urged support of Obama’s failed trade deal ‘for the kids’

Originally posted on Twitchy:

President Obama was having such a tough time selling his trade measure to some in Congress that he visited Capitol Hill this morning to twist the arms of Democrats who haven’t been in support of Obamatrade. We’ll get to how that went in a minute.

Among the arms Obama didn’t have to twist were John Boehner’s. The House Speaker made a plea to Republicans before the trade measure vote that sounded like it was ripped from the liberal rhetorical playbook:


Oh my. Hillary “for the children” Clinton would also be proud of that statement.

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Manbearpig and NOAA’s Hushing the Hiatus

Originally posted on The Patriot Perspective:

A few months ago, Paul Homewood at Not A Lot of People Know That looked into climate data in South America and found it had been “adjusted” by NASA.  It made a bit of news, but not a lot.

The simplest way to look at it is to see the raw data vs adjustment data that he found juxtaposed.  First, the raw data:

puerto casado raw

And the adjusted data:

puerto casado adjusted

And the animation he used to really highlight the difference:

puerto casado massive tampering with temperatures in south america nasa

Pretty big change.  This was done at a lot of stations.  They can be searched by going through the sources he used if one is so inclined.  It’s really interesting to see the differences in stations before and after.


Raw data from GISS is here.

Adjusted data here.

And now today, from the DailyCaller:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists have found a solution to the 15-year “pause”…

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It’s official: The world has gone central-planner crazy, Leading German Keynesian Economist Calls For Cash Ban

Originally posted on Reclaim Our Republic:

war on cash
May 17, 2015 by Zero Hedge

Monetary policy, whether in the form of “conventional” methods such as the micromanagement of policy rates or so-called “unconventional” measures such as QE, has proven utterly ineffective when it comes to both “smoothing out” the business cycle and reigniting economic growth in the wake of severe downturns. If anything, recent history has shown the exact opposite to be true. That is, the Fed helped to engineer the housing bubble and has now succeeded in inflating a similar bubble in stocks and fixed income.

Meanwhile, the Japanese experience with QE has plunged the country into what we have affectionately dubbed “The Kuroda Zone”, wherein the BoJ has cornered both the stock and bond markets while failing to promote wage growth or meaningfully raise inflation expectations. In China, the PBoC has taken to cutting policy rates at the first sign of weakness in the stock market…

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