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AcidComments

"Gareth Renowden reckoned they'd stumbled on a big story: big oil funds climate lobbyists."

That's funny.

'BIG OIL' has funded the Hadley CRU aswell :-)

Shell Oil.

BP.

CM

>>>Soros is bankrolling virtually every global warming belief initiative that moves because he knows his children will become trillionaires<<<

Obviously, because otherwise they stand to inherit nothing

The act of funding is fairly uncontroversial - it's the methods/tactics employed and the funding of such massive misinformation that's much more interesting.

As for the US Center for Public Integrity:

"In 2006, Slate media critic Jack Shafer described the Center as having "broken as many stories as almost any big-city daily in the last couple of decades"

"The Center receives funding from a large variety of foundations, philanthropic, and private donors. The Center does not accept anonymous donations, government grants and does not lobby, promote or endorse any legislation, policy, political party, or organization."

"The Center's work has been honored by journalism awards from PEN USA, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Association of Capital Reporters and Editors, the National Press Foundation, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and others"

And, despite what Ian would have you believe:

"the Center has been accused of bias towards right-wing political causes because it has accepted money from organizations and individuals that favor conservative policies and/or actively oppose left-wing political causes".

"The Center has been criticized for accepting large funds from George Soros, a politically active billionaire and critic of the Bush administration. [25][28][29][30]. The Web site of one of Soros' organizations, the Open Society Institute, discloses four grants to the Center, all made before his entry into the 2004 presidential contest. They are:

A $72,400 one-year grant in 2000 supporting "an investigative journalism series on prosecutorial misconduct."[32]
A $75,000 one-year grant in 2001 supporting "an examination of wrongful convictions resulting from prosecutorial misconduct."[33]
A $100,000 one-year grant in 2002 "to investigate the political spending of the telecommunications industry on the federal, state and local levels."[34]
A $1 million three-year grant in 2002 "to support the Global Access Project."[35]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Public_Integrity

Ian Wishart

And you quote Wikipedia!!! I'm in stitches..

CM

Ian, you've forgotten to point out the factual errors or misrepresentations.

Also, which are the Soros grants dedicated to climate science?
Why has the Center won so many awards? Why is it so respected?

Very weak.

Pete

Ian, OT but this is compelling reading from a UK physicist who has analysed the climategate emails from 'flow' perspective, and has added commentary. Absolutely riveting read.
http://www.assassinationscience.com/climategate/
Cheers,

nat

Well done Pete, Ian will have the time of his life in there.
http://www.assassinationscience.com

Don the Kiwi

CM

Perhaps you need to open your own blog entitled

Contrabriefingromm.typepad.com.

You take up more of this blog thanIan does. :-)

Radio Kaos

Hey Ian, just flicked through my copy of Air Con to see what you wrote about the Centre for Public Integrity.

You state there that the centre is "headed by former CBS news producer Charles Lewis".

Well, according to the centre's website, he stepped down as the head of the centre in January 2005. Air Con was published in 2009...

Bill Buzenberg is the centre's director and has been for years...

If you're making errors that elementary well, the science doesn't really have a chance in your world does it?

Ian Wishart

As indicated in the text of the book, the list is taken from a quoted report. It's not up to me to jig around the quotes of a report, nor is it particularly relevant who heads up the CPI now.

As you can see above, the CPI has now received considerably more Soros money than I knew about.

And if Bill wants to be a Soros puppet, he can be.

CM

>>>You take up more of this blog than Ian does. :-)<<<

The distortion is just so blatant.

CM

>>>As indicated in the text of the book, the list is taken from a quoted report. It's not up to me to jig around the quotes of a report<<<

i.e "It's not my fault if I rely on faulty sources".

>>>nor is it particularly relevant who heads up the CPI now<<<

It's highly indicative though. Especially when there is a pattern.

Where is your evidence that the Center is a Soros puppet?
For a start, what percentage of their funding (each year) comes from Soros? You've got ever so slightly more work to do before you can start claiming anything of the sort.

Radio Kaos

>>>And if Bill wants to be a Soros puppet, he can be<<<

Oh, right Ian, and I suppose John Hopkins, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Knight Foundation are all part of the global climate conspiracy as well?

I suggest you do the right thing and add this latest error to the increasingly long list of corrections you'll need to make to the next edition of Air Con...

CM

>>>Ian, OT but this is compelling reading from a UK physicist who has analysed the climategate emails from 'flow' perspective, and has added commentary. Absolutely riveting read.
http://www.assassinationscience.com/climategate/<<<

And highly entertaining:

"we are liberating into the atmosphere the carbon dioxide"

That's comedy gold Jerry!

CM

>>>I suggest you do the right thing and add this latest error to the increasingly long list of corrections you'll need to make to the next edition of Air Con...<<<

Is the list up to 46 pages yet like with Plimer's?

http://www.complex.org.au/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=91

Radio, have you seen this 'debate'?
http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2009/s2772906.htm

More comedy gold. It's like Plimer is doing a mix of improv and standup.

Leon

350.org is a Rockefeller organization which has stated that we must get C02 down to 350 parts per(hence the name 350) million because that's apparently the only way of stopping the climate from changing, its not meant to change you see, and man does it all, so yes the fu$ken Rockefeller's are involved you morons! Grow a brain cell and learn world history while your at it.

Leon

And how do they(and their followers) suppose they are going to get the earths C02 levels to sit at 350parts per million?
It a tad moronic to say the least.
>>> you say that blah blah blah, is blah blah blah, n blah blah blah<<<

Ian Wishart

Kaos, there's a reason Maxwell Smart got the better of you.

If you want favourable media coverage, you buy off journalists. Not directly, but by funding scholarships and other programmes like the "Media Peace Awards".

Suggest you read:
http://www.swans.com/library/art14/barker02.html

Leon

The Scientific Manipulation of Public Thinking
“Science has given us, in succession, power over inanimate nature, power over plants and animals, and finally power over human beings.” “It is the manipulative type of idealists who will create the scientific society. Of such men, in our own day, Lenin is the archetype.” and Mao Zendong. “All real power will come to be concentrated in the hands of those who understand the art of scientific manipulation.”
Bertrand Arthur-William Russell.

CM

>>>Grow a brain cell and learn world history while your at it.<<<

Or proper grammar. It's "you're". It's a contraction for "you are". "Your" makes no sense.
You're welcome.

>>>Kaos, there's a reason Maxwell Smart got the better of you.<<<

;-)

>>>If you want favourable media coverage, you buy off journalists. Not directly, but by funding scholarships and other programmes like the "Media Peace Awards".<<<

Just the US Center for Public Integrity bought off Slate media critic Jack Shafer, and purchased journalism awards from PEN USA, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Association of Capital Reporters and Editors, the National Press Foundation, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and others. They're all in their pocket. No evidence necessary. It's just the truth.

Leon

Propaganda: From the Class Room to Hollywood
“From the technique of advertising it seems to follow that in the great majority of mankind any proposition will win acceptance if it is reiterated in such a way as to remain in the memory. Most of the things that we believe we believe because we have heard them affirmed; we do not remember where or why they were affirmed, and we are therefore unable to be critical even when the affirmation was made by a man whose income would be increased by its acceptance and was not backed by any evidence whatsoever.” “Advertisements tend, therefore, as the technique becomes perfected, to be less and less argumentative, and more and more merely striking. So long as an impression is made, the desired result is achieved.”
Bertrand Arthur-William Russell.

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