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Lawrence Solomon: Wikipedia’s climate doctor-Wikipedia’s green doctor rewrote 5,428 climate articles
Financial Post (Canada) ^ | December 19, 2009 | Lawrence Solomon

Posted on 12/19/2009 5:17:11 PM PST by theBuckwheat

... All told, Connolley created or rewrote 5,428 unique Wikipedia articles. His control over Wikipedia was greater still, however, through the role he obtained at Wikipedia as a website administrator, which allowed him to act with virtual impunity. When Connolley didn’t like the subject of a certain article, he removed it — more than 500 articles of various descriptions disappeared at his hand. When he disapproved of the arguments that others were making, he often had them barred — over 2,000 Wikipedia contributors who ran afoul of him found themselves blocked from making further contributions. Acolytes whose writing conformed to Connolley’s global warming views, in contrast, were rewarded with Wikipedia’s blessings. In these ways, Connolley turned Wikipedia into the missionary wing of the global warming movement.

The Medieval Warm Period disappeared, as did criticism of the global warming orthodoxy. With the release of the Climategate Emails, the disappearing trick has been exposed. The glorious Medieval Warm Period will remain in the history books, perhaps with an asterisk to describe how a band of zealots once tried to make it disappear...

(Excerpt) Read more at network.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; climatechange; climategate; globallukewarming; globalwarming; guilefare; lawrencesolomon; notbreaking; wikipedia
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The advocates of global warming have been waging GUILEFARE against the truth, our prosperity and our liberty in attempting to create their secular utopia funded seizing by OUR wealth.
1 posted on 12/19/2009 5:17:12 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: theBuckwheat

Cute typo. ... by seizing OUR wealth!


2 posted on 12/19/2009 5:18:28 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: theBuckwheat

This is pretty hugh!


3 posted on 12/19/2009 5:21:32 PM PST by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: theBuckwheat

They do the same thing with regard to Intelligent Design.


4 posted on 12/19/2009 5:23:21 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: theBuckwheat

One reason why no college course I have taken allows Wikipedia to be cited as a Primary (?) or Secondary source.


5 posted on 12/19/2009 5:23:56 PM PST by Fury
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To: theBuckwheat; STARWISE; SE Mom; maggief

Ping!

Who was paying him to do his dirty deed on WIKI? We need to follow the money...not the globull commie fruitcakes and useful idiots. My guess is that it ends at some Goldman Sacs/Al Gore carbon trading scheme on Wall Street.


6 posted on 12/19/2009 5:25:47 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: theBuckwheat; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SierraWasp; editor-surveyor; SouthTexas

Cooking the books ping...


7 posted on 12/19/2009 5:28:49 PM PST by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: theBuckwheat

Wasn’t this Winston Smith’s job at the Ministry of Truth?


8 posted on 12/19/2009 5:28:49 PM PST by panaxanax (It's time to start plucking the chickens and boiling the tar.)
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To: theBuckwheat

The existence of Wikipedia gives one a reason to wonder what the KGB would have made of such a tool had the Sov empire not collpased. Ah, well. Remnant KGB like this guy are seemingly up to the job of propgating lie after lie after lie after lie...


9 posted on 12/19/2009 5:32:07 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: panaxanax

Good pick up. Big Brother lives.


10 posted on 12/19/2009 5:33:27 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: theBuckwheat
You gotta wonder what the outcry would be if one of our guys rewrote 5,248 unique articles or removed 500,it would be the gallows the next morning.
11 posted on 12/19/2009 5:34:28 PM PST by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: theBuckwheat
When Connolley didn’t like the subject of a certain article, he removed it — more than 500 articles of various descriptions disappeared at his hand. When he disapproved of the arguments that others were making, he often had them barred — over 2,000 Wikipedia contributors who ran afoul of him found themselves blocked from making further contributions. Acolytes whose writing conformed to "Connolley’s global warming views, in contrast, were rewarded with Wikipedia’s blessings. In these ways, Connolley turned Wikipedia into the missionary wing of the global warming movement.

The Medieval Warm Period disappeared, as did criticism of the global warming orthodoxy. With the release of the Climategate Emails, the disappearing trick has been exposed.

Minister Guilefare is in charge of "rectifying" historical records in the Ministry of Truth so they will concord with Big Brother's climate change pronouncements...

(George Orwell was not an author, he was a prophet who used novels to foretell the future!)

12 posted on 12/19/2009 5:35:48 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

**(George Orwell was not an author, he was a prophet who used novels to foretell the future!)**

DITTO!!!


13 posted on 12/19/2009 5:44:13 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. ")
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To: panaxanax

YUP.
Who controls the present controls the past. Who controls the past controls the future.

Oh, by the way, your tag line.

Remind me to never eat fried chicken at your house. I mistrust your recipe.


14 posted on 12/19/2009 5:44:20 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: PaleoBob
Moma always said...'Never trust a grown man that carries a teddy bear'
15 posted on 12/19/2009 5:51:25 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: theBuckwheat
Ok, IF this can be verified (just sayin'), and IF Connelley is still a professor, then this is tantamount to academic fraud. His current employer should be presented with these facts and fire him (does Churchill ring a bell).

- Traveler

16 posted on 12/19/2009 5:51:27 PM PST by Traveler59 (Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: theBuckwheat

I wonder if Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is a greenie?


17 posted on 12/19/2009 5:52:42 PM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: penelopesire

GROSS! Is that him? Quick! Get that man some soap and water! Oh.....and a good barber!


18 posted on 12/19/2009 5:53:54 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Yep..that’s him. LOL!!


19 posted on 12/19/2009 5:55:34 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: tubebender

But it’s science, by those that have never heard of the scientific process.


20 posted on 12/19/2009 5:56:53 PM PST by SouthTexas (Charge global warmers under RICO.)
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To: penelopesire

This is the IDIOT who has redefined Life As We Know It on Wikipedia-??!!?? LOL (I shoulda known.)


21 posted on 12/19/2009 6:01:18 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: myknowledge

Here’s a quote I found from Jimmy Wales about Connolley:

“It takes a long time to deal with troublemakers,” admits Jimmy Wales, the encyclopaedia’s co-founder. “Connolley has done such amazing work and has had to deal with a fair amount of nonsense.”


22 posted on 12/19/2009 6:04:27 PM PST by purplelobster
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To: Traveler59
this is tantamount to academic fraud

This is academic fraud.

23 posted on 12/19/2009 6:06:29 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: PaleoBob

LOL...that teddy bear looks like it has been waterboarded and tortured to me.


24 posted on 12/19/2009 6:08:12 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: theBuckwheat

When you go to Wikipedia now, they have a splash begging for money.

Those pukes lost all credibility a while ago. This is just the nail in the coffin. Hope they go belly-up.


25 posted on 12/19/2009 6:09:57 PM PST by piytar (Go Away RNC, Steele, Graham, and the rest of the lib-loser GOP. WE'RE TAKING OUR PARTY BACK!)
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To: theBuckwheat
"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."
      -- 1984 by George Orwell.

Why else do you think that the socialists are so entwined within the Western Civilization Education Systems?

26 posted on 12/19/2009 6:21:58 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! Â)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Also some dandruff shampoo. RTR!
27 posted on 12/19/2009 6:26:52 PM PST by Leo58 (Those who cheer you today will curse you tomorrow, the only thing that endures is character.)
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To: theBuckwheat

Bump.

Thanks for posting this.


28 posted on 12/19/2009 6:39:12 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: theBuckwheat

Bump.

Thanks for posting this.


29 posted on 12/19/2009 6:39:18 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: purplelobster
"Here’s a quote I found from Jimmy Wales about Connolley: “It takes a long time to deal with troublemakers,” admits Jimmy Wales, the encyclopaedia’s co-founder. “Connolley has done such amazing work and has had to deal with a fair amount of nonsense.”

I'd love to know who has been financing Wiki until now, because Wales is currently requesting donations to keep Wiki going, ad-free

30 posted on 12/19/2009 6:45:54 PM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Fury

One reason why no college course I have taken allows Wikipedia to be cited as a Primary (?) or Secondary source.
+++++++++++++++++++

Funny...yet most colleges accept the AGW myth carte blanche, which we know is sourced about the same way as the debacle over there at Wikipedia.


31 posted on 12/19/2009 6:49:26 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: theBuckwheat

The lying tentacles of liberalism are everywhere. One has to remain vigilant. I would imagine the same goes for SNOPES.


32 posted on 12/19/2009 6:53:01 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: penelopesire

He waterboarded his teddy!


33 posted on 12/19/2009 6:55:15 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: PaleoBob

“He waterboarded his teddy!”

Fricken Ice Flow Freak!


34 posted on 12/19/2009 7:00:14 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: SouthTexas

I had been warned on FR that Wikipedia couldn’t be trusted but I never dreamed it was this bad...


35 posted on 12/19/2009 7:02:49 PM PST by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: penelopesire

I’d hold him down and shave that mop-0-pubes with a rusty spoon!


36 posted on 12/19/2009 7:03:41 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: tubebender; Fred Nerks; Marine_Uncle; NormsRevenge; FromLori; steelyourfaith; SunkenCiv

Boy he was a busy guy.


37 posted on 12/19/2009 7:07:25 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Fury; theBuckwheat
One reason why no college course I have taken allows Wikipedia to be cited as a Primary (?) or Secondary source.

Wikipedia is an incredibly useful reference guide and is no more, or less, biased than any other source of information. It is up to the user to do his own fact checking. Anything free is worth what you pay for it.

38 posted on 12/19/2009 7:08:34 PM PST by killjoy (Life sucks, wear a helmet.)
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To: theBuckwheat
I say again: Wikipedia is gigantically useful for any sort of topic for which no controversy could possibly exist. For anything involving any sort of controversy no matter how slight, wiki is utterly worthless.


39 posted on 12/19/2009 7:09:12 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: penelopesire

It’s incredible to think about this persons attitude to his fellow man. How incredibly stupid, and worthless he believes other men are. His self esteem must make it quite difficult to communicate without at some point a desire to knock the shit out of him.

I’ve met his sort before. No, I didn’t knock the shit out of them as I wanted to. I just left them to themselves. It seemed they were entertained.


40 posted on 12/19/2009 7:09:56 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: tubebender

Yeah, it’s pretty bad at times.


42 posted on 12/19/2009 7:34:48 PM PST by SouthTexas (Charge global warmers under RICO.)
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To: BlueStateBlues
Lawrence Solomon has his own wikipedia page (just type his name on google with wiki after it and that takes you to his page).

Mistaken identity alert:

Lawrence Solomon is the gentleman who wrote the piece for Financial Post.

The perp, the British greenie and Wiki administrator, who re-wrote all the articles, jerked others and banned contributors was named William Connelly.

43 posted on 12/19/2009 7:34:51 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: penelopesire

Are those fleas in his hair?


44 posted on 12/19/2009 7:35:53 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: okie01

That was stupid of me, I’ll alert an administrator to pull the post. Thanks for catching this.

Does the correct guy have a wikipedia page?


45 posted on 12/19/2009 7:36:45 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: BlueStateBlues
Does the correct guy have a wikipedia page?

I've no idea.

Guess you could go there and search.

46 posted on 12/19/2009 7:44:34 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: penelopesire

or that wears a fag looking hat and has long hippie hair.


47 posted on 12/19/2009 7:46:53 PM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: okie01

I’ll check if he has a page, but the first time on the entire thread that his first name was used was on your post.


48 posted on 12/19/2009 7:47:58 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: PaleoBob; panaxanax
Big Brother lives.

Even more than we know.
49 posted on 12/19/2009 7:48:15 PM PST by Canedawg (Bring lawyers, guns and money.)
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To: BlueStateBlues
...but the first time on the entire thread that his first name was used was on your post.

You have to read the article to get the full name.

50 posted on 12/19/2009 7:49:03 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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