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  • Alarmist Paul Ehrlich Predicts Need to ‘Eat the Bodies of Your Dead’

    05/22/2014 11:38:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 65 replies
    News Busters ^ | 5/22/2014 | Sean Long
    The zombie apocalypse is nigh! The zombie apocalypse is nigh! Well, no it isn’t. In fact, it’s probably as likely to occur as the rest of Paul Ehrlich’s predictions. Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist famous for his widely debunked book “The Population Bomb,” doubled down on his climate change and overpopulation fear-mongering with HuffPost Live on May 21. Ehrlich warned host Josh Zepps that the dangers of overpopulation are growing, blaming Republicans and the media for failing to take action. While hawking a new book called “Hope On Earth,” Ehrlich’s co-author Michael Tobias praised Ehrlich’s older, outrageously wrong predictions and...
  • Fear-Mongers Deliver Victory

    11/04/2010 7:18:42 AM PDT · by kingu · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-04-2010 | Mary Mitchell
    A day after President Obama got what he called a "shellacking" in the midterm elections, he took full responsibility for the outcome that turned over the House to the Republicans. Pundits will spend the next few days poring over the numbers. But judging from the questions reporters asked at the news conference, the defeat is being cast as a clear message from voters that Obama is going in the wrong direction.(snip)For the last two years, the electorate has been subjected to lies about Obama's religion, his heritage and his agenda. These deliberate falsehoods were designed to scare the bejeezus out...
  • Austin Killer Becoming a Hero to the Radical Right (Southern Poverty Law Center wants to link IRS

    02/21/2010 4:57:23 PM PST · by U.S. Army Retired · 67 replies · 1,721+ views
    Southern Poverty Law Center ^ | Feb 19,2010 | Mark Potok
    In the hours since a man enraged at the government slammed his small plane into an Austin, Tex., IRS building, white supremacists and their fellow travelers have elevated Joseph Andrew Stack into an icon of resistance to tyranny. “The Guy is a true HERO!!!” wrote “northroad” on Stormfront.org, the largest white supremacist Web forum in the world. “God bless him,” chimed in “Rudyard,” following a comment by “suepeace”: “This was quite heroic. There is a gradual awakening underway. I wonder how racially conscious he was.” Shortly after Stack slammed his Piper PA-28 into the IRS building Thursday morning, killing himself...
  • Fear for Obama's Safety Grows as Hate Groups Thrive

    08/14/2009 9:26:46 AM PDT · by reader25 · 214 replies · 8,052+ views
    ABC news ^ | August 14, 2009 | BRIAN ROSS, ANNA SCHECTER and MEGAN CHUCHMACH
    Experts who track hate groups across the U.S. are growing increasingly concerned over violent rhetoric targeted at President Obama, especially as the debate over health care intensifies and a pattern of threats emerges.
  • Fearmongers Never Quit

    02/10/2009 6:06:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 39 replies · 1,370+ views
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | 2/10/2009 | Jack Dini
    Since the 1960s Western Society has been in the grip of a remarkable and very dangerous psychological phenomenon. Again and again we have seen the rise of some great fear, centered on a mysterious new threat to human health and well-being. As a result, we are told, large numbers of people will suffer or die. Salmonella in eggs; listeria in cheese; BSE in beef; dioxins in poultry; the Millennium Bug; DDT; nitrate in water; vitamin B6; Satanic child abuse; asbestos; SARS; Asian bird flu—the list is seemingly endless. Indeed, we are currently in the grip of the greatest of such...
  • 'Green fatigue' leads to fear of backlash over climate change

    12/30/2007 11:23:36 AM PST · by melt · 83 replies · 206+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 12/30/07 | Juliette Jowit and Robin McKie
    British people are now convinced about the dangers of global warming but are either baffled about how to stop it or are ignoring the issue. Analysts say few people are taking action to deal with the threat of climate change, although over the past 12 months the vast majority have come to accept that it poses a real threat to the world. Opinion polls reveal much confusion among the public about what Britain should do to combat the problem. A backlash is now a real threat, said Phil Downing, head of environmental research for Ipsos Mori. 'There's cynicism because on...
  • Noose, A Sign Of Racism At Dade Agency

    11/01/2007 1:38:24 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 19 replies · 34+ views
    See B.S. 4 ^ | 10/31/07 | Tiffani Helberg
    A civil rights group called P.U.L.S.E. called for an investigation after a noose was found at a Miami-Dade county building last month. At a news conference Thursday, the group asked for diversity training at the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department after the October 12th incident. P.U.L.S.E. officials said employees gave them photographs showing a noose hanging in a common area of the county water and sewer department building in North Miami Beach. They believe this is a racist symbol directed at the plant's director. Employees say they feared for their jobs, which is why they had not spoke out earlier....
  • Be worried, be very worried

    03/26/2006 10:03:47 AM PST · by bnelson44 · 160 replies · 4,609+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 3/26/06
    No one can say exactly what it looks like when a planet takes ill, but it probably looks a lot like Earth. Never mind what you've heard about global warming as a slow-motion emergency that would take decades to play out. Suddenly and unexpectedly, the crisis is upon us. From heat waves to storms to floods to fires to massive glacial melts, the global climate seems to be crashing around us. The problem -- as scientists suspected but few others appreciated -- is that global climate systems are booby-trapped with tipping points and feedback loops, thresholds past which the slow...
  • Environmental Education Stressing American Students (Fear-mongers are scaring our kids!)

    03/05/2006 9:11:28 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 29 replies · 784+ views
    Teaching of environmental subjects has apperently led to an increasing number of students suffering from anxiety disorders. (Woodland, Vermont) Psychologists, psychiatrists, and public school counselors are reporting an increasing number of cases of anxiety disorders in students that are taught environmental subjects. The problem seems to be the most prevalent in kindergarten through 6th grade, when students are at ages where impressionable minds accept new information authoritatively. Complaints of generalized anxiety, school phobia, nightmares, and insomnia are the most common. Some teachers that cover environmental materials even report incidents of fights in the classroom. "The altercations usually end up with...
  • Discontinuance of M3 - Federal Reserve

    11/11/2005 2:49:39 PM PST · by AdamSelene235 · 16 replies · 662+ views
    Federal Reserve ^ | November 10, 2005 | Federal Reserve
    On March 23, 2006, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System will cease publication of the M3 monetary aggregate. The Board will also cease publishing the following components: large-denomination time deposits, repurchase agreements (RPs), and Eurodollars. The Board will continue to publish institutional money market mutual funds as a memorandum item in this release. Measures of large-denomination time deposits will continue to be published by the Board in the Flow of Funds Accounts (Z.1 release) on a quarterly basis and in the H.8 release on a weekly basis (for commercial banks).
  • Breaking: Atlanta-area Gas Panic

    08/31/2005 2:26:45 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 224 replies · 6,517+ views
    Hannity ^ | 8/31/2005 | Pyro7480
    WSB, via Hannity, reporting that a urban legend is going around about gas shortages, causing a panic in people, who are rushing to gas stations. Reporter said regular gas prices at one station was above $4.
  • Fear and fear mongering

    01/02/2005 10:53:07 AM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 481+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/2/5 | Debra J. Saunders
    WHEN ASKED Monday if climate change -- global warming -- was behind the deadly Asian tsunami, the United Nation's Jan Egeland -- he of "stingy" aid fame -- said no, the tsunami was a "geologically caused" disaster. "A tsunami like this is caused by an earthquake that has nothing to do with climate change, " he explained. Minutes later, however, Egeland did suggest a possible connection between global warming and the disaster. He had heard that one-third of the Maldives islands disappeared momentarily underwater, he said, adding that "actually climate change means oceans (are) growing, (so) certainly tsunamis will have...
  • Zogby Brothers-Charlie Rose fearmongering about how this nation is becoming fundamentalist

    12/30/2004 10:46:19 PM PST · by STARWISE · 24 replies · 997+ views
    PBS -Charlie Rose | 12-31-04 | Self
    This is unbelievable .. tune in for a few laughs now or when it's repeated. The Zogby Brothers are taking their Doom and Gloom act out in public ... Their hypothesis: America is turning into a bunch of fundamentalists .. because the Evangelicals made the difference in this election and it's *VERY* frightening. What blather and swill. Just because we love America, value her and our traditions, and are protective and defensive about ANY enemies who dare trample on her or hurt us .. we're so angry and "skeeeery." "We have a serious problem in this country. We have to...
  • Expanded Ad Buy: Art Linkletter to Liberal Fear Mongers "Stop Scaring Seniors!"

    10/28/2004 6:48:36 AM PDT · by ceoinva · 4 replies · 625+ views
    USA Next ^ | 10/28/04 | ceoinva
    Expanded "Stop Scaring Seniors" Ads Expanded new ads across the country -- featuring Art Linkletter expose reemergence of campaign strategies designed specifically to scare America's seniors. USA’s television ads are running in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Montana, and Nebraska. USA’s radio ads are being broadcast in a large number of states with significant senior populations including Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Click Here to Hear the Expanded Stop Scaring Seniors Ads
  • SENIORS POUND POLITICAL FEAR MONGERS WITH NATIONWIDE TV & RADIO ADS

    10/27/2004 6:42:23 AM PDT · by ceoinva · 49 replies · 1,601+ views
    USA Next ^ | 10/27/04 | ceoinva
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 MEDIA CONTACT: Genevieve Wood, 202-465-5259 SENIORS POUND ‘POLITICAL FEAR MONGERS’ WITH NATIONWIDE TV & RADIO ADS FAIRFAX, VA – National TV and radio ads currently running in over 20 states across the country are strongly hitting politicians who use scare tactics on Social Security and Medicare to shamelessly try and garner votes. The ad campaign is sponsored by USA Next-United Seniors Association (USA), one of the country’s largest grassroots organizations, with over 1.5 million members nationwide. The ads feature “America’s Grandfather,” Art Linkletter, and send the message that America’s seniors have had enough...
  • Now THIS should really scare us...not the faux scare tactics of the political fear mongers.

    10/20/2004 1:01:54 PM PDT · by ceoinva · 5 replies · 927+ views
    USA Next ^ | 10/20/2004 | ceoinva
    Dear USA Next Friend, We will never forget where we were when we heard. We will never forget the images we saw. We will never forget the sacrifice of our brave men and women standing strong today to make sure it never happens again – anywhere. We will never forget September 11, 2001. As America and the world stops to remember 9-11, I wanted to send you a special tribute to the victims of 9-11 that USA Next put together. Let me warn you, the images in this tribute are not pretty and, frankly, are haunting. But I believe they...
  • Flu Virus 'Is The Greatest Bio-Terror Threat Of All'

    11/27/2003 5:15:02 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 275+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-28-2003 | Roger Highfield
    Flu virus 'is the greatest bio-terror threat of all' By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 28/11/2003) Nature's "on-going experiments" with influenza strains "may be the greatest bio-terror threat of all", with the world alarmingly unprepared for a global epidemic, researchers warn today. Another pandemic of the kind that killed up to 40 million people worldwide in 1918 is inevitable - and could be imminent, according to a team from St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. The threat of such a pandemic influenza is much greater than that posed this winter by the Fujian strain, which is already circulating in...
  • Biotech and hunger -- empty promises?

    06/15/2003 11:02:07 PM PDT · by farmfriend · 9 replies · 236+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 15, 2003 | Edie Lau
    <p>Since Belinda Martineau stopped manipulating plant genes eight years ago and began pondering agricultural biotechnology's effects on society, nothing has riled her more than the assertion that biotechnology will cure world hunger.</p> <p>"They're making these claims, and they're just promises. At this point, they look like empty promises," said Martineau, a plant biologist who used to work for Calgene in Davis, where she helped invent the first commercial biotech crop, the "Flavr Savr" tomato.</p>
  • Your job may be next

    06/05/2003 9:08:29 AM PDT · by shadowman99 · 18 replies · 185+ views