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Re: Al Gore applauds Reddit's decision to ban critics of man-made global warm...

Well said Bear!
 
Happy New Year to ya!


On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 12:56 PM, Bear Thatbearguy <thatbearguy@gmail.com> wrote:
Yup the ice caps are melting.
That's why the summer ice in the Canadian high arctic this year was the largest since they have been keeping records.
And why 2 (or is it 3 now) ships are stuck in the antarctic ice at the height of the southern summer.
And millions are being raised to save those few Polar Bears that are left.
Though the latest count says that the polar bear population is at an all time high. The Inuit were looking forward to a good hunt. Until the idiots at the E.U. banned all their products.

I think a lot of this is just old natural human hubris. Every generation thinks it is living in the most interesting, most dangerous, most amazing, most troubled times in history. Just look at all the doomsday cults that have popped up through human history. All of them wrong. AlGore a and his cult is just the latest. And like many cults before it, it has people of power as members.


And like all cults they can't afford to have "deniers"  asking questions. And so we see the rise of censorship. Because logic must be
suspended to hold your beliefs. Like any cult.


On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 6:07 PM, <Hot4azintop@aol.com> wrote:
If I recall correctly, the last Ice Age carved out part of North America leaving behind when we had global warming.......the Great Lakes. Who or what caused that global warming......to many Indians building fires in their teepees......lots of big bad businesses spurring their filth into the atmosphere ......or buffalos farting?  I think not and until I hear a reasonable explanation that explains away that period of global warming .....Al Gore can go pedal his voodoo BS else where. I believe the science says that natural global warming did occur as part of a great cycle of Earth's warming and cooling periods. I grant you that we may help it along but we ain't gonna stop it no matter how much money you send to Algore.
 
In a message dated 12/31/2013 1:39:55 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, keithintampa@gmail.com writes:
Hey Bear!
 
As you and the rest of the group know, according to "Algore",  we have approximately seven and a half hours before  the Artic polar cap melts completely, thereby flooding out my Florida room here at the KeithInTampa Hacienda.....
 
Not a lot of major news media coverage on Al's big predictions of doom is there?
 


On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 2:40 PM, Bear Thatbearguy <thatbearguy@gmail.com> wrote:

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. The left is very much the driving force behind censorship in the last 30 years under the B.S. of political correctness. Stifle debate while shouting for "diversity". How I have come to loathe that word.

Al Gore applauds Reddit's decision to ban critics of man-made global warming

Goodbye free speech: Former Vice President Al Gore estatic Reddit banned critics of global warming
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December 17, 2013

It seems liberals these days have no real use for the whole concept of free speech. On Tuesday, former Vice President Al Gore applauded Reddit's decision to ban those who disagree with the idea of man-made global warming from its science forum.

"Climate deniers can no longer spread disinformation on @Reddit's science forum," Gore tweeted, citing an article at Grist.

According to volunteer moderator Nathan Allen, the reason for banning those who might disagree is simple: They're stupid, they engendered heated discussion and get their information from blogs and Fox News.

Moreover, he added, those who disagree with him and his ilk are "not capable of providing the science to support their 'skepticism' on climate change."

He also accused so-called "deniers" of being funded by the fossil fuel industry without offering any real evidence:

"Over and over, solid peer-reviewed science was insulted as corrupt, while blog posts from fossil-fuel-funded groups were cited as objective fact. Worst of all, they didn't even get the irony of quoting oil-funded blogs that called university scientists biased."

The answer, he added, was "proactive moderation." In other words, only those who agree with him would be allowed on the forum.

The result, he said, was a "change in the culture within the comments." That, of course, is natural, since Allen has ensured that only one side of the issue can be discussed.

But Allen wasn't finished.

He also suggested newspapers take the same action, ensuring that only one side of the climate change issue be presented.

"So if a half-dozen volunteers can keep a page with more than 4 million users from being a microphone for the antiscientific, is it too much to ask for newspapers to police their own editorial pages as proficiently?" he asked.

While such censorship was all the rage in dictatorships like the former Soviet Union or Nazi Germany, it's an alien concept in the United States where free speech is celebrated.

A number of people took Gore and Reddit to task for the comments, Twitchy said.

"Banning different views? I'm not sure," one person tweeted.

"That's the only way you can win a debate," another person added.

Ironically, Allen claimed that "as a site, Reddit is passionately dedicated to free speech."

"Could've fooled us," the staff at Twitchy said.

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