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Climate Activists Uncaged
« on: April 04, 2014, 07:03:46 PM »

APRIL 3, 2014 12:00 AM  Climate Activists Uncaged Gawker’s Adam Weinstein suggests arresting those on the “wrong side” of the climate-change debate. Jonah Goldberg

Finally, someone has come up with a way to settle the debate over climate change: Put the people on the wrong side of the argument in cages.
A writer for the website Gawker recently penned a self-described “rant” on the pressing need to arrest, charge, and imprison people who “deny” global warming. In fairness, Adam Weinstein doesn’t want mass arrests. (Besides, in a country where only 44 percent of Americans say there is “solid evidence” of global warming and it’s mostly due to human activity, you can’t round up every dissenter.) Fact-checking scientists are spared. So is “the man on the street who thinks Rush Limbaugh is right. . . . You all know that man. That man is an idiot. He is too stupid to do anything other than choke the earth’s atmosphere a little more with his Mr. Pibb burps and his F-150’s gassy exhaust.”
MORE AT LINK ABOVE But Weinstein’s magnanimity ends there. Someone must pay. Weinstein suggests the government simply try the troublemakers and spokespeople. You know, the usual suspects. People like Limbaugh himself as well as ringleaders of political organizations and businesses that refuse to toe the line. “Those malcontents must be punished and stopped.” Weinstein says that this “is an argument that’s just being discussed seriously in some circles.” He credits Rochester Institute of Technology philosophy professor Lawrence Torcello for getting the ball rolling. Last month, Torcello argued that America should follow Italy’s lead. In 2009, six seismologists were convicted of poorly communicating the risks of a major earthquake. When one struck, the scientists were sentenced to six years in jail for downplaying the risks. Torcello and Weinstein want a similar approach for climate change. This is a great standard for free speech in America. Let’s just agree that the First Amendment reads, “Nothing in this clause shall be considered binding if it contradicts legal practices in the Abruzzo region of Italy.”  The truth is this isn’t as new an outlook as Weinstein suggests. For instance, in 2009, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman insisted that “deniers” in Congress who opposed the Waxman–Markey climate-change bill were committing “treason” while explaining their opposition on the House floor. (That same year, Krugman’s fellow Timesman Thomas Friedman wrote that China’s authoritarian system was preferable to ours, in part, because it lets “enlightened” leaders deal with climate change.)
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Re: Climate Activists Uncaged
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 08:25:28 PM »
It may never happen. Best to be prepared just in case.

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Re: Climate Activists Uncaged
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 02:32:33 PM »
Since the IPCC has said there has been no climate change in 16 years, shouldn't the liars and instigators, (Al Gore, David Suzuki) be the ones put in jail? After all, their carbon footprints are huge, while they make millions telling you to live in the dark.

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Re: Climate Activists Uncaged
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014, 02:40:15 PM »
I have met some of the prettiest people. in the dark, but usually, they were already gone by the time I woke up.
of all the things I,ve lost.. I miss my mind, the most