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Old 10-20-09, 02:03 PM
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/1..._n_326069.html

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a dramatic announcement at the National Press Club today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reversed its position on climate change policy, and promised to immediately cease lobbying against the Kerry-Boxer bill.

Not.

Within minutes of the announcement, it was revealed that the "Chamber spokesperson" was an impostor, and the press conference an elaborate hoax designed by activists to draw attention to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's fight against public interest on climate change. At the close of the news conference, real Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Eric Wohlschlegel barged into the room visibly rattled, and declared the event a fraud.

The stunt was pulled off by the Yes Men, the activists best known for posing as corporate executives in order to reveal how corporate greed negatively influences public policy. Recently, the Yes Men have focused their attention on the urgent need for action on climate change. Today they sought to reveal--and repeal--relentless corporate lobbying of elected officials aimed at derailing domestic climate legislation and a much-needed global climate accord.

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At the end of [fake U.S. Chamber "representative" "Hingo Sembra"]'s remarks, Eric Wohlschlegel confronted Bichlbaum. In the stand-off, both accused the other of being a fraud and disrupting business as usual. The standoff ended with Wohlschlegel dispensing his business card to reporters in the room, and attempting to field a number of pointed questions about the Chamber's real stance on climate legislation currently in Congress, which the real Chamber opposes.
That is so classic.
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Re: Yes Men, media fraudsters! Comedy Gold

The majority of people are so weak-minded.

They will truly believe anything the powerful tell them to believe unquestioningly.
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Especially the media when it comes to global warming.
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Old 10-20-09, 02:13 PM
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http://www.theyesmen.org/

You can see where they posed as a WTO rep and told about their initiative for slavery in Africa.

Perhaps people should check out others a little more closely.
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Old 10-20-09, 02:15 PM
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The BBC has even fallen prey.

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Re: Yes Men, media fraudsters! Comedy Gold

Given that people's interest in global warming appears to be sinking faster than polar bears on melting ice floes, the true believers seem to be getting more and more desperate.
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Do you think people are seeing through the CAGW bullshit?

Or is it just that the more serious economic troubles have them distracted?
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Old 10-20-09, 04:52 PM
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I think people are begining to question it more. I do think the economy is having a bigger impact, but I think the science is finally starting to get out there.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave View Post
I think people are begining to question it more. I do think the economy is having a bigger impact, but I think the science is finally starting to get out there.
I blame movielib
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Alarmists got the masses to buy into hotter temps, more storm activity, etc., equating to global warming because it seems to make sense on the surface. Now that temps are cooler, less storm activity, etc., it's not as easy of a sell.

Now if we could just get the MSM to stop parroting the CAGW line...
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