Lib Rag Salon: “Climate Change Denial Is Actually Much Worse Than Holocaust Denial”…


Six million dead Jews beg to differ.

Via Salon:

On September 15, Pulitzer-prize winning Inside Climate News reported that Exxon had known about the dangers posed by global warming due to fossil fuels since at least 1977, and spent several years engaged in serious scientific research before abruptly switching into the denialist mode, where it became a leading force for disinformation and denial. This stunning new revelation of just how long oil companies have known the truth about global warming while promoting denial and lies about it should have served as a wakeup call for the media to re-examine how it has naively misread decades of climate disinformation, and failed to adopt a sufficiently critical perspective. But not for the Associated Press Instead, the next week AP announced it was extending further journalistic cover for the still ongoing deception.

On the one hand, AP took a big step forward by deciding to stop using the term “climate change skeptic”, following concerted pressure from scientists and activists. But they also took a big step backward by deciding to not use the term “climate change denier” instead, and to actively nix it as well. “Climate change denier” sounded too much like “Holocaust denier,” AP explained, so it was out, too. They added the following to their style guide (which many journalists outside AP use as well):

Our guidance is to use climate change doubters or those who reject mainstream climate science and to avoid the use of skeptics or deniers.

This is, quite simply, wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.

This is a classic example of false balance on AP’s part, with multiple problems on both sides of the scale and one big thing wrong at the middle: “doubt” is not mid-way between “skepticism” and “denial” . It far closer to the former than to the latter, which is why the deniers were so pleased with it.

Joe Romm cited three problems with AP’s reason: First, that AP had an easy alternative, pointed out by Justin Gillis in the NY Times in February: “others have started using the slightly softer word ‘denialist’ to make the same point without stirring complaints about evoking the Holocaust.” Second, that the most prominent deniers, like James Inhofe “knowingly use phony arguments to stop the world from acting in time…. Since when should anyone care about the phony concerns of such self-destructive anti-scientific people?” Third, Romm noted that many deniers actually like the term. If they don’t have a problem with it, why should we?

All that is true, but there’s a further point worth making: climate change denial is actually much worse than Holocaust denial. Holocaust denial deals with the deaths of millions in the past, which it did nothing to cause, however morally odious it surely is. Global warming denial deals with the deaths of millions in the future, which it helps to cause, by crippling efforts to prevent them. And that’s something much worse, as is reflected in law: It’s not a crime to lie about murders in the past, except to hinder a police investigation, or prosecution; but it is a crime to tell enabling lies about future murders—it’s called conspiracy to commit murder.

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Graphic Video: Palestinian Terrorist Rams Car Into Group Of Israeli Civilians, Stabs Several Dead…

Note: The terrorist was shot and killed by a civilian carrying a gun.

Florida College Bans Pledge of Allegiance Because It Made “Some People Uncomfortable”…


Hmmm, any guesses as to who felt uncomfortable?

Via Red Alert Politics: reported that the advisory council for Hillsborough Community College, in Fla., voted at its September meeting to drop the Pledge of Allegiance from meetings.

What started out as a proposal to save time turned into a discussion about “the Pledge of Allegiance and its appropriateness in an institution of higher learning which fosters academic freedom and structured dissent against authority.”

The accuracy of the minutes was being disputed by chair Sunshine Gibbons, according to an e-mail to WFLAC. The minutes did, however, reflect that “the Pledge made some people uncomfortable and that it violated their beliefs in academic freedom and the goals of the IAC.”

Even if the decision did come down to a time-saver, sophomore Scott Vosler, still doesn’t support the decision. He spoke to Fox and Friends about the council’s decision and mentioned “to be honest, the 12, 15 seconds it takes to say the pledge of allegiance is an insignificant amount of time.”

Fail Of The Day: Palestinian Man Sets Himself On Fire While Attempting To Throw Molotov Cocktail At Israeli Troops…

Media headline: Israeli troops burn Palestinian man alive!


Bill Clinton In 2001 Said ‘I’ve Never Had More Money In My Life’, At Same Time Supposedly, ‘Dead Broke’

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Truth? What the heck is that?

Via Free Beacon:

Bill Clinton privately boasted to a close friend that he had “never had more money in his life” less than two months after leaving the White House in 2001, contradicting a claim by Hillary Clinton that the former first couple was “dead broke” and struggling financially at the time.

The former president made the comments just weeks after he left office, according to a contemporaneous audio diary recorded by his long-time friend Taylor Branch and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Branch recounted one conversation that he had with Bill Clinton on March 7, 2001 at his home in Chappaqua, New York.

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Today Is #NoBraDay On Twitter, Obama Kicked It Off With Early Start Over Weekend

Today is #NoBraDay on Twitter in support the fight against breast cancer. We know our caring president always likes to take the lead on such things, so we show this picture from Sunday, of him getting a jump start on it.

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Report: Hillary’s Server Could Be Accessed Remotely…

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Oh, that sounds secure. Maybe she should have listened to Snowden’s advice to race hustler, DeRay McKesson, about internet security.

Via The Hill:

Hillary Clinton’s private email server could be controlled remotely over an open Internet connection, potentially exposing the server to hackers, The Associated Press reported.

Clinton’s server, which the Democratic presidential candidate used to host all of her email exchanges while serving as secretary of State, was set up with a Microsoft remote desktop service. The tool allows users to control devices remotely via an Internet connection.

That connection, however, is supposed to have additional security measures, such as encryption, to block nefarious actors from exploiting the remote-control software and hijacking a device. Most employ an encrypted private connection, or virtual private network (VPN), when controlling a device from afar.
The U.S. government issued warnings about this vulnerability during Clinton’s time in office. The State Department even banned technology officials from using remote-access software to work on unclassified servers without a waiver, according to the AP.

The AP discovered details of the setup in data and documents compiled in 2012 by an anonymous hacker-researcher who scanned Clinton’s server at least twice for available entry points, or “ports.” His scan picked up the open ports created by the remote-control software.

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Palestinian Terrorist Attack Broken Up…By Israeli With His Nunchucks

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Via Legal Insurrection:

But the story to emerge today will be how a terrorist stabbed a soldier and tried to steal his weapon.

The terrorist was stopped by Yair Ben-Shabat, an Israeli Seniors martial arts expert … with his nunchucks.

Here he is telling his story on YNET News:

A terrorist attempted to snatch a soldier’s weapon on a Jerusalem bus on Monday evening before another passenger tried to overpower him; he was ultimately shot dead by police….

According to police, the terrorist went to the back of the bus when he boarded and sat next to a soldier. He then stabbed him with a knife and attempted to snatch the gun.

A policeman on the bus ran towards the altercation and tried to pin the attacker to the floor….

Yair Ben Shabat, a passerby who helped overpower the terrorist, recounted the incident: “I jumped onto the bus and helped them struggle with the terrorist. I took nunchucks out and hit him where I had to for them to be able to pry loose the weapon he held.”

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Israelis are making use of what they can:
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Mooch: Work Hard And Some Day, You Too Can Marry The President…

What a feminist.


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CAIR Demands Tennessee 7th Graders Learn “Mohammed Is The Messenger Of God”…

Via Daily Caller:

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on people in Tennessee to oppose a bill that would prevent public schools from teaching the principles of Islam and every other religion until students reach the 10th grade.

Tennessee state legislator Sheila Butt, a Republican, proposed the bill late last week in response to a grassroots campaign across the state by parents — primarily evangelical parents — against what they perceive as an inappropriate focus on Islam in history and social studies courses in taxpayer-funded middle schools.

House Bill 1418, if it becomes law, would prevent the teaching of all “religious doctrine” until students reach the last three years of high school.

CAIR labeled Rep. Butt’s bill “an anti-Islam bill” which is “tied to Islamophobic claims” in a statement sent to The Daily Caller.

Complaining parents from across Tennessee have expressed alarm in recent weeks because their children in a public middle school are learning about the Five Pillars of Islam in a world history class. (The first and most important pillar is roughly translated as: “There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God.” At the same time, the parents say, the course material pointedly ignores Christianity.

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All Hail Diversity! Navy Moves Toward Unisex Uniforms And Covers…

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Village People-approved.

Via Military Com:

Under orders from Secretary Ray Mabus, the Navy has announced changes that will eventually make uniforms and covers more gender-neutral.

And so, the unisex “Dixie Cup,” or enlisted white hat, will come into being and be available for wear by E-6s and below next April. Female sailors will also be allowed to carry bigger purses, so long as they match their shoes.

“Having service members don the same headgear is symbolic of a Navy that is gender-blind,” said Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen, a Navy spokesman.

“We have been working hard to design covers and uniforms that improve uniformity across the force as well as improve the function and fit of sailors’ uniforms” according to Mabus’ plan for uniform and cover redesign, Christensen said.

“We have done several wear-tests and have incorporated sailors’ feedback” into the final designs, he said.

Effective immediately under the new regulations, the Alternative Combination Cover (ACC) and current male combination cover for officers and chief petty officers can now be worn by both men and women in service dress uniforms.

All officers and chiefs will be required to wear either the ACC or the current male Combination Cover by Oct. 31, 2016, the Navy said.

In addition, beginning Oct. 1 next year, the Recruit Training Command will begin issuing re-designed Service Dress Blue uniforms in jumper style for both men and women.

The jumper will incorporate a side zipper and the slacks will have a front zipper to help with changing in and out of uniform, the Navy said. Both men’s and women’s uniform pants will have the traditional 13 buttons but those are just for show — “they will not be functional,” the Navy said.

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Busted: CNN Story Uses Jeb Bush Plant In Trump Audience In Hit Piece On Trump…Update: Bush Spokesperson Justifies Her Actions…

Girl is a horrible actress, and so obviously a plant. One proviso to the following story, while Conservative Treehouse calls her a paid staffer, she could be a volunteer. Being a campaign intern does not necessarily mean you are paid.

Via Conservative Treehouse:

During an appearance at a Jon Huntsman “No Labels” event, a female audience member named Lauren Batchelder played the role of a female antagonist toward candidate Donald Trump.

However, Ms. Batchelder is not just an average audience member. She’s a paid political operative of the GOP and a paid staff member of Team Jeb Bush.

Within minutes of her scripted performance at the event, the producers of CNN were quickly editing soundbites and framing a narrative. That story was pushed into the media stream within hours. CNN’s Jeanne Moos was the delivery vehicle for the a hit piece.

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Apparently, it’s not just Trump events she’s been at. Listen to the Bush spokesperson’s justification, ‘she’s just a girl interested in politics’

In social media posts online, Batchelder lists that she is an intern for Bush’s presidential campaign and has also attended events with candidates like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

“Like many in New Hampshire, Lauren is a student at St. Anselm’s who is passionate about and active in politics and attended this event on her own accord,” Bush spokeswoman Allie Bradenburger said. “While this question was not sanctioned by the campaign, we can’t help but notice Mr. Trump does seem to be very sensitive about being challenged by women.”

University of Missouri Implements Mandatory “Diversity And Inclusion Training” After Black Lives Matter Holds Sit-In Protest


All of this because two (yes, just two) students reportedly used racial slurs.

Via College Fix:

The University of Missouri will implement mandatory “diversity and inclusion training for all faculty, staff, and students” in the wake of accusations of widespread racism on campus.

Last month, the president of the Missouri Students Association, who is black, said he was called the n-word, and earlier this month an intoxicated student was removed from campus for shouting racial slurs at black students.

These incidents sparked protests on Mizzou’s campus, the most recent of which was “meant to cause a stir,” according to one of its student organizers.

Protesters chanted “No justice, no peace. White silence is violence,” and carried signs which read “I am not here to assimilate” and “Thomas Jefferson is a racist.”

Other students called on the administration to take action, with several tweeting to the chancellor that “it is time for more than forums.”

Last week, students also held a Black Lives Matter sit-in protest in the campus library, during which they complained that Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin was not addressing their concerns, the Missourian reports.

Two days after the library protest, Loftin announced the diversity training via email, calling on students to live by the school values of “respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.”

CNN Moderator Anderson Cooper Promises To Protect Dems During Debate…


Professional courtesy.

Via Washington Examiner:

CNN’s Anderson Cooper will moderate the first Democratic presidential debate this week, and unlike the previous Republican debate hosted by CNN, Cooper said he won’t be encouraging confrontations between the candidates.

“I’m always uncomfortable with that notion of setting people up in order to kind of promote some sort of a face off,” Cooper said Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” “Look, these are all serious people. This is a serious debate. They want to talk about the issues and I want to give them an opportunity to do that.”

Cooper’s suggested style is a departure from the GOP debate hosted by CNN and moderated by Jake Tapper in September.

Before that debate, Tapper had said he was “trying to craft questions that, in most cases, pit candidates against the other.”

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U.S. Air-Drops Weapons To “Moderate” Rebels In Syria…


What could possibly go wrong?

(DW) – United States military officials announced on Monday they had carried out an air-drop over the weekend to supply rebel groups in Syria with small arms ammunition. The move, part of Washington’s new approach to battle in the war-ravaged country, comes as members of the international community are pressing for more dialogue between the US and Russia, which is also waging war in Syria.

Military representatives said US cargo planes had dropped the ammo to opposition groups in northern Syria battling the “Islamic State” (IS) militia. Though the groups were not named, one official told the AFP news agency their leaders were “appropriately vetted by the United States” and confirmed to be fighting IS.

The air drop is part of Washington’s new strategy aimed at defeating “Islamic State.” Last week, the Pentagon announced it was scrapping a program meant to train “moderate” Syrian rebels to fight IS, and will instead air-drop equipment to already proven fighters on the ground.

On Sunday, Kurdish and Arab fighters, along with a Syrian militia, announced an alliance to fight IS on the ground. The Syrian Democratic Forces, as the alliance is called, is expected to receive US military assistance.

Moonbats Plant Ax In Head Of Christopher Columbus Statue, Splash With Red Paint In Detroit…



Via WaPo:

Columbus Day: An American holiday for some, a puzzling example of twisted (and flatly wrong) history for others.

Whether or not you’ve had to work on the holiday, chances are you’ve seen a lot of questions about why Columbus Day is still a Federal holiday, and why it won’t go away.

Over in Detroit, someone was apparently done talking and decided to take matters into their own hands. The Christopher Columbus statue near City Hall was vandalized by someone who planted an ax right in the middle of Columbus’s head (with tape) and splashed the statue with red paint, according the Detroit Free Press’s Daniel Bethencourt.

The Free Press said the incident was reported around 2:30 p.m. Monday. The statue was first dedicated in 1910 to honor the city’s Italians, and it was restored and relocated in 1988.

#BlackLivesMatter Race Hustler DeRay McKesson Has Talk With…Edward Snowden?

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Black lives matter ‘In Defense of Looting’ terrorist meets man under the thumb of the FSB. Oh what a wonderful world!

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And just one more if you weren’t really convinced about where Snowden’s head was at yet:
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Snowden’s buddies in Russia have already lent Black Lives Matter help from Kremlin media arm, RT. So now they can have a more open discussion about it all.

HT: HuffPo

Hillary Clinton’s Shameless Pandering To Black Lives Matter Continues…

Still kissing ass.

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Little Girl Can’t Wait To Welcome Soldier Dad Home

Not stopping her.

Via  The Blaze:

Daniel Oglesby had been deployed in Kuwait for eight months, and the family feared their two-year-old daughter wouldn’t quite remember her father upon his return home.

But Karis didn’t forget, and in the middle of the military homecoming ceremony she darted straight for her father for a quick hug.

“She was excited. She spotted me from a couple rows back and she couldn’t contain herself. I wasn’t gonna tell her no,” Oglesby told KKTV.

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Maps Of Mosques, Refugees And Terrorism Paint A Disturbing Picture…


But yes, let’s bring in more refugees.

Via Allen West:

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is so, we could provide three thousand words to go along with the following maps. But we think only one is necessary: disturbing.

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