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Climate Change "Denialists" Should Be Imprisoned
TheConversation.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Lawrence Torcello

Posted on 03/17/2014 3:23:33 PM PDT by AbolishCSEU

Is misinformation about the climate criminally negligent? Lawrence Torcello, PHILOSPHY professor thinks so.

"The importance of clearly communicating science to the public should not be underestimated. Accurately understanding our natural environment and sharing that information can be a matter of life or death. When it comes to global warming, much of the public remains in denial about a set of facts that the majority of scientists clearly agree on. With such high stakes, an organised campaign funding misinformation ought to be considered criminally negligent.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; climate; climatechange; environment; envirowhackos; italy; liberalfascism; science
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1 posted on 03/17/2014 3:23:33 PM PDT by AbolishCSEU
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To: AbolishCSEU

Why do they want to imprison dentists?


2 posted on 03/17/2014 3:25:23 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: AbolishCSEU

Go F yourself, Torcello!!!!


3 posted on 03/17/2014 3:27:24 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: AbolishCSEU

I thought it said Climate Change Dentists...
Perhaps I need to go see my Optometrist..


4 posted on 03/17/2014 3:27:50 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: AbolishCSEU

Great idea, Lawrence. In fact you should come and personally take me to prison.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 3:28:33 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: sockmonkey

He made up the word “denialists!”

Read the comments at the end of the article; a hoot!


6 posted on 03/17/2014 3:29:24 PM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: AbolishCSEU

They keep calling it “science” but cannot show any evidence linking climate change to human activity. But they have a favored conclusion which, by coincidence (not), also fits nicely with their political agenda.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 3:29:47 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: AbolishCSEU

he is a NAZI


8 posted on 03/17/2014 3:33:05 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: AbolishCSEU

In 2008 after Obama won I attended a party with a lot of gay-ish university professors present. They were really excited. One said something like, “Now we need to imprison all the conservatives in concentration camps.” (He was in a wheelchair and breathing from an oxygen cylinder. His hands appeared to be on swivels he was so limp-wristed. He was exactly the type the communists arrest first when they come to power.) The topper was another professor who said, “Concentration camp my ass. We need to send them to the gas chambers.” They all shrieked with laughter. I put down my wine and left. I haven’t attended any more “mixed” parties since.


9 posted on 03/17/2014 3:33:31 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: AbolishCSEU
To those who look to the WWII Japanese internment camps or the worst of the worst, the Nazi camps, and say it can't happen here, look no further than this article. People are capable of almost anything if they dehumanize and criminalize their target.

Also see the Milgram Experiment, in which almost every case the subject gave the supposed recipient of electric shock what he thought was a lethal dose.

10 posted on 03/17/2014 3:36:33 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: GeronL

I imagine George Soros felt the same way as he was confiscating the personal property of condemned Jewish families.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 3:36:55 PM PDT by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: Gen.Blather

Yep. Been to some of those myself. Felt VERY out of place.


12 posted on 03/17/2014 3:39:27 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: AbolishCSEU
When it comes to global warming, much of the public remains in denial about a set of facts that the majority of scientists clearly agree on. With such high stakes, an organised campaign funding misinformation ought to be considered criminally negligent.

I completely agree with this. Which is why all the pro-global warming people should be jailed for life, for attempted crimes against humanity.

13 posted on 03/17/2014 3:41:08 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Gen.Blather

Seriously? You are well composed.

As for me, this “professor” would have been ^wearing^ my glass of wine as I spun on my heel shouting “You, sir, are a fascist a$$hole!”


14 posted on 03/17/2014 3:42:00 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: AbolishCSEU

First notice the use of the term Climate Change. Just a couple of years ago this quack would have been using the term Global warming in relation to Co2. Now he is using the new talking points because he was proved to be a fraud.

Climate change of course is a natural occurrence that has happened throughout the age of the earth.

This guy calling for anyone to be put in prison simply because of their beliefs is and indication of what radical person he is.

He is far more dangerous to our society that Climate change.


15 posted on 03/17/2014 3:42:01 PM PDT by Revel
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To: AbolishCSEU

I haven’t ever denied “Climate Change”. That has been with us since the beginning of this earth and is undeniable.

What I do deny ... however ... is that “Anthropogenic Global Warming” is any kind of real science. It is actually more like witch doctor science.


16 posted on 03/17/2014 3:42:28 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: AbolishCSEU

Come get me, Mr. Torcello, come get me!


17 posted on 03/17/2014 3:42:29 PM PDT by sport
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To: AbolishCSEU

I’ll take that bet! And when it’s discovered the hoax you and your comrades have been foisting on the American people (if not the world), your posterior can rot in a prison cell for conducting your “misinformation campaign”.


18 posted on 03/17/2014 3:42:58 PM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: AbolishCSEU

I do have words. Do you know what an Philosophy Professor really is? It’s someone who is unemployable in the real world.

Can’t fix a leaky toilet, change oil in a car, give directions without a GSP, or make change in a store.

Losers, slackers, and just plain birdshit useless.


19 posted on 03/17/2014 3:46:17 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: sockmonkey

“Perhaps I need to go see my Optometrist”

Only if its a Climate Change Optometrist...


20 posted on 03/17/2014 3:47:12 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: AbolishCSEU

Universities, where “diversity” is valued, only when your thoughts tow the party line. Otherwise, the Thought Police can take your right to ‘free speech’ and flush it down the toilet. I wonder what the assistant Professor would have thought during the Age when most still thought the World was Flat and to have a different opinion (settled science) was heresy and execution possible?

I’m shocked but then again, nothing these people do anymore surprises me.

How arrogant to think that Man can control the: Sun, the Earth, Earth systems, the solar system? Their thoughts sound like a religion.


21 posted on 03/17/2014 3:47:25 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Track9

a.k.a György Schwartz


22 posted on 03/17/2014 3:48:13 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: AbolishCSEU

Imprisoned?

I have the right to freedom of expression, but you lying bastards should be rounded up and charged with fraud and extortion.

The NFIB and other small business groups should start multi-billion dollar class action suits against a number of named defendents, primarily with algor at the top of the list.


23 posted on 03/17/2014 3:48:40 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: AbolishCSEU

I am a denialist. I do not accept that global warming, now revised into climate change, is man made. I understand many in the left believe climate change “Denialists” such as myself should be imprisoned.

Here is my suggestions for them. Lead by example and immediately by doing the following:
1) Stop eating. All food production and distribution require the use of CO2 producing resources. By leaving the non animal products in the ground they will absorb CO2 thereby, according to your theory , reduce global warming. With you not eating animal protein we will neee less of them for the rest of su thereby reducing their contribution to the carbon cycle.
2) Stop driving anywhere; whether hybrid or combustion all transportation devices produce CO2 in their energy chain. No cars for you, no planes, no trains or no scooters.
3) Stop using any electronic devices such as phones, pads, laptops, computers, tv’s, toasters, wash machines, refrigerators etc. CO2 is produced in their energy chain and according to you contributes to climate change.
4) Stop using any Heating Ventilation or Air conditioning for any purpose. These devices are massive contributors to CO2 and therefor climate change.
5) Finally, stop breathing. Every breath you take reduces the oxygen content and increases the CO2 content in the atmosphere and you know what this causes. In fact one might argue if you believe you are “man” therefor a contributor to climate change you may well have a duty to die…..

If you are unwilling to take the above action your a hypocrite that only wants to control the lives of other people through pushing this watermelon issue (green on outside, red on inside.) If you are unwilling to do your part towards solving the problem your sooooo concerned about, shut up and leave the rest of us alone.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 3:49:10 PM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: Star Traveler

TO #16> “It is actually more like witch doctor science”.

Guess Prof. Torcello’s favorite song is David Seville’s “Witch Doctor”, and his favorite academic subject is “Voodoo Science”.

We had 7 inches of Global Warming today in northern Virginia. My one crocus said things that couldn’t be repeated here and my Daffodiles uprooted themselves and moved to Florida.

Also have a Cardinal at my door with a cup in his hand, and the Sparrows are eyeing the cats for dinner.

Yep, Philosophy Professors sure made good weather forecasters, on Venus where its always hot and gaseous, just like them.


25 posted on 03/17/2014 3:51:51 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: AbolishCSEU

I don’t know of a single person that denies climate change. The climate on Earth has been continuously changing for four-billion years. It’s undeniable, if it never changed, there would be no life as we know it here today. Throughout Earth’s history the climate has changed hundreds of millions of times.
The very spot you’re standing on has at one time in Earth’s history been under hundreds of feet of ice, under water thousands of feet, a desert and a tropical forest. Climate change IS in Earth’s history and future.


26 posted on 03/17/2014 3:52:10 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: Gen.Blather
First, you are a better man that me for being around them. I could not do it.

Tell them to lets get started on it, I am just me but I would be willing to present myself to take to the gas chambers.

27 posted on 03/17/2014 3:52:26 PM PDT by sport
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To: AbolishCSEU

Odd, I think anyone who would imprison anyone over speaking their mind should be shot.


28 posted on 03/17/2014 3:55:04 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: AbolishCSEU

We have a lot of communism-failure denialists who should be imprisoned - All Democrats and too many Republicans.


29 posted on 03/17/2014 3:56:29 PM PDT by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: AbolishCSEU
feh...

30 posted on 03/17/2014 3:59:17 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: sockmonkey
Perhaps I need to go see my Optometrist

You are in denialist.

Cordially,

31 posted on 03/17/2014 3:59:45 PM PDT by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: AbolishCSEU

He’s an ASSISTANT philosophy professor. Assistant. He should sit down and shut up until he gets a real job, then he should just keep his stupid opinions to himself.


32 posted on 03/17/2014 4:00:49 PM PDT by hometoroost
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To: AbolishCSEU

I read/hear similar kinds of comments DAILY ... and not just about climate change.

The climate is changing all right ... to a totalitarian climate.

Personally, I have been on extra high threat alert since about 2008 when I first started to notice these kinds of comments. Even Nancy Pelosi and Janet Napolitano inferred that certain conservative political groups were “potential terrorists”.

This is an extremely dangerous time. It wouldn’t take much for these people to act on their innate totalitarian instincts.


33 posted on 03/17/2014 4:01:08 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: AbolishCSEU

I am right here, come get me.

Bet someone will have to give him gas money.


34 posted on 03/17/2014 4:01:14 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: Gen.Blather
somebody would have worn that glass of wine... then no worries about future invites
35 posted on 03/17/2014 4:02:36 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode
I was wondering when someone would post the soccer hooligan :-)....
36 posted on 03/17/2014 4:03:02 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

“Seriously? You are well composed.”

Someone with a very nice home was hosting this giant get- together. I hate people who make scenes. My thinking went something like this. “I’ve been invited into this home and there are probably a lot of really nice folks here. I’m royally upset and I really want nothing to do with any of these folks. I’ll just leave.” Add to this that I’m carrying a S&W .380, which tends to make me excruciatingly polite. I feel I really can not allow myself the luxury of anger when I’m carrying a gun. If I’m driving and somebody cuts me off yelling and shooting birds at me, I mouth, “Sorry,” whether I did something or not. (I try never to cut anybody off or drive offensively, but some people see offense where none was intended. But if you’re carrying you can’t afford to respond.)


37 posted on 03/17/2014 4:03:14 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: AbolishCSEU

When MMGW eventually blows up so much that the public are actively scoffing at those true believers who insist otherwise, there really does need to be consideration of criminal charges against the proponents, both of scientific fraud and just general fraud.

Unless these scoundrels end up in prison, they will keep at it.

The left never renounced the science fraud Paul R. Ehrlich, even though his “Population Bomb” theory was a complete hoax. And they will never renounce the MMGW grifters either. In fact, just today some scoundrel published a piece trying to get the ball rolling of *combining* the two frauds, figuring that maybe that way they can resuscitate the fraud, and push it over the top.

Villains like Al Gore, James Hansen, Michael Mann, and dozens of others should at a minimum lose their ill gotten gains, even if they can’t be put on trial for their graft.


38 posted on 03/17/2014 4:03:19 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: AbolishCSEU

Idiots should be locked up. Idiots such as those that believe in this garbage without any proof of it.


39 posted on 03/17/2014 4:03:59 PM PDT by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: Chode

I plan to teach my grandson how to do that as soon as he’s big enough to take to soccer games!


40 posted on 03/17/2014 4:09:52 PM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: AbolishCSEU
the majority of scientists clearly agree on

Consensus does not equal truth. Just because the majority think a certain way doesn't make it fact.

41 posted on 03/17/2014 4:11:15 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Go HAWKS!!!)
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To: AbolishCSEU

I love folks like Torcello.
He pulls the masks off of envirofacists and reveals their true, pagan nature. Environmentalism is a Religion, Anthropogenic Global Climate Change is their doctrine and they want to use the force of Law to force others to abide by their dictates.


42 posted on 03/17/2014 4:14:36 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: AbolishCSEU

Hey...Mr. Torcello...I got yer “prison” hangin’ right heah, little pal. Heh, heh...heh, heh...


43 posted on 03/17/2014 4:17:43 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: AbolishCSEU

Communists should be hung from lamp posts, Mr. Torcello. Your move.


44 posted on 03/17/2014 4:18:11 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: CodeToad

Neah. They should be allowed to roam free.
But we should strongly consider removing the warning labels from many of their favorite products...


45 posted on 03/17/2014 4:19:07 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Talisker

Exactly what I was thinking. Get them in a court room and make them prove it and then bring out all the emails admitting to fraud. Then, as they wish, jail them. Sell everything they own and give it back to the taxpayers.


46 posted on 03/17/2014 4:19:39 PM PDT by spudville
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To: AbolishCSEU

We wouldn’t call them “NAZIs” if they didn’t act so “NAZI-esque!”


47 posted on 03/17/2014 4:26:41 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: AbolishCSEU

Oh for the good old days when philosophers would drink their hemlock and leave the rest of us be ....


48 posted on 03/17/2014 4:37:05 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: AbolishCSEU
Have there ever been a group of fanatical zealots? For what? The weather?

Seriously, what possesses these people to be such dogmatists. What's next, walk on burning coals to prove your love for AlGore?

49 posted on 03/17/2014 4:39:56 PM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: AbolishCSEU

Hey we’re coming up in the world. They used to say we should be killed. Remember the video where students who “didn’t believe” had their heads explode in the classroom?

It was quite graphic.


50 posted on 03/17/2014 4:48:39 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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