reply to post by FortAnthem
I love how every time Heartland gets caught with their pants down, they immediately try to spin it into some sort of reverse scandal to save face.
And I love how all the climate conspiracy theorists, clearly immune to even the slightest shred of lucid reasoning, or specifically - reading between
the lines - automatically lap the obviously obvious damage control up, and tune their frequencies right back to the comforting propaganda parade
they're so accustomed to, rather than face basic facts.
The Heartland Institute is one of the most notorious of the corporate shill "think tanks" out there. It is
a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council
, and its ties to cloak
and dagger corporatism have been proven time and time again.
They started out as lapdogs for Big Tobacco, as documents like this
Because Heartland does many things that benefit Philip Morris' bottom line,
things that no other organization does, I hope you will consider boosting your
general operating support
Heartland has devoted considerable attention to defending tobacco (and other industries) from
what I view as being an unjust campaign of public demonization and legal harassment.
Detailed investigations into their more recent "donors" have revealed a bankroll of Big Oil funding. All the major players have a hand in the pot -
from The American Petroleum Institute to ExxonMobil to Koch Industries.
Recently this was further verified when climate scientist Peter Gleick tricked them into sending a bunch of their confidential sponsorship information
out - which they then tried to spin into some absurd "fakegate" - even though they themselves admitted all the documents except one were real - and
the information in the supposedly fake one was later CONFIRMED to be completely accurate.
But oh how they cried about being hacked and ethics and blah blah blah, even though they continue to trumpet the climategate non-story as evidence of
"the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on mankind" (you want to talk about alarmism/calling the kettle black...ha)
These people are such utter, obvious, blatant sheisters. They are the friggin posterboys for the Big Oil sponsored denialist campaign. Literally -
look at their ****ing posters!
Trying to equate a billboard campaign to a blog post is ridiculous. It's just another desperate attempt to avoid facing the uncomfortable FACTS none
of you so-called climate "skeptics" have the slightest cajones to confront.
Oh let's pretend these blatantly sensationalist, BIG OIL-funded hacks were just innocently trying to make some deep, reflective commentary on the
state of the climate debate, and not simply trying to stir up more hyperbolic fear and paranoia in the most insanely alarmist
group of people I
know: global warming deniers.
Seriously, that's all you hypocrites ever talk about/focus on. This thread and its ridiculous title are just more proof of that.
And since you insist on making this a left/right thing, I can sum up the whole ridiculous climate debate in one cartoon and one ATS thread:
Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study
Liberals have more gray matter in a part of the brain associated with understanding complexity, while the conservative brain is bigger in the
section related to processing fear, said the study on Thursday in Current Biology.
I know all of you right-wingers will just lunge all over the alarmist thing now, and that will only further serve my point.
Every actual climate change "alarmist" I know spends way waaaay more time discussing complex issues like actual science, social responsibility and
sustainability. Deniers do nothing but project their idiotic alarmist fears on everyone else because that's all YOU ever think about apparently.
And that's exactly why Heartland made these billboards. You all eat it right up, one way or the other, whether you want to admit it or not. The
difference between the Heartland billboard and the Anders Breivik comparison is that one is based on nothing but sensationalist tripe. Meanwhile look
at the other one:
Breivik argues that global warming is actually a eco-Marxist plot "to create a world government" using the "Anthropogenic Global Warming
Sounds just like every single global warming "skeptic" on ATS.