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Another hate-crime hoax

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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/african-american-employee-s-office-vandalized-inside-education-department-n1045856

What’s interesting is that this news story has NOT become a big national news story. Maybe the media finally learned from Jussie Smollett that a crime like this is most likely either done by the “victim” herself, or another black person or SJW-type in the department trying to make a point about racism, rather than an actual white racist.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 27, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in News

Ghislaine Maxwell photo was taken by her friend Leah Saffian

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7372877/Ghislaine-Maxwell-STAGED-photo-N-close-friend-attorney.html

Did I not write, yesterday, that the pictures were taken by a friend a not some random person who happened to spot her? And that the friend likely used a cheap digital camera? In fact, other sources say that EXIF data in one version of the photos say it was taken with a Canon Canon PowerShot SX530 HS.

The Daily Mail article, however, does NOT tell us WHEN the photos were taken, or explain the photoshopping. I still go with the explanation that the photos were taken some time in the past and Ghislaine was not in Los Angeles last week. If she’s SMART, she’s in France and not in the United States.

It is said that the friend, Leah Saffian, sent the photos to the NY Post. We don’t know if she did that on her own or if Ghislaine asked her to do it.

We don’t know to what extent the NY Post is complicit. Talk about fake news.

Regarding the Daily Mail headline that the photos were “staged,” I disagree with that. I think that her friend just took them when they were hanging out together sometime in the past, sometime well before last week, and then the photos were utilized to try to deceive people into thinking she’s currently in Los Angeles. After photoshopping to add the Good Boys poster. Plus there is additional really sloppy photoshopping seen in one of the photos that is not explained.

But at least we can credit a tabloid in the United Kingdom for doing some real investigation that no newspaper in the United States is interested in doing.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 20, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Crime, News

Take my Ghislaine Maxwell poll at Twitter

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 15, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in News

Clinton, Epstein, the MSM, conspiracies, and blogger Steve Hsu

Read Steve Hsu’s blog post.

Steve Hsu writes:

A side-effect of my history as a Clinton supporter (and gradual enlightenment thanks for my brother!) is that I became quite interested in the tendency of the media to hide obvious truths from the general public. We Americans accept that foreign governments (e.g., the Soviets and “ChiComs”) successfully brainwash their people to believe all sorts of crazy and false things. But we can’t accept that the same might be true here. (The big difference is that people in PRC — especially intellectuals — know they are being deceived, whereas most Americans do not…)

The big difference between propaganda in China and the former Soviet Union, compared to the United States, is that in the United States the propaganda isn’t primarily coming from the government. It’s our mainstream media voluntarily propagandizing us.

It’s a reversal of the Russian reversal joke: In Russia, government controls the media. In America, media controls the government.

The media doesn’t have complete control over the government, but Ronald Reagan warned us that the media was the fourth estate, and they do have extraordinary power over the government, and in many ways the media’s soft power is more powerful than the hard power of Congress or the judiciary.

Steve Hsu talks about false conspiracies and true conspiracies. Once again, I am almost certain that there was no conspiracy to murder Epstein. But there is a really big true conspiracy: the conspiracy of the mainstream media to promote a Narrative, and part of that Narrative includes keeping anything anti-Clinton out of the news.

Here’s another joke for you:
Question: How do you know when Bill Clinton is lying?
Answer: When his lips are moving.

Whenever Bill Clinton had a “bimbo eruption” (to use a phrase coined by Betsey Wright while working as deputy chair of the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign), he lied his way out of it, and the mainstream media cooperated by publicly believing him. And then when he was caught lying, which has happened many times, the MSM ignores it or downplays it as much as possible. (This is the opposite of how the MSM treats Trump, they publicly believe nothing he says, and when they think they caught him lying or doing something shady, they never drop it.)

There is every reason to believe that “Troopergate” is true. In case you don’t know what “Troopergate” is, it’s allegations from Arkansas state troopers that they helped Clinton cheat on his wife with a very large number of women. Oral sex was specifically mentioned by the troopers.

And Clinton’s m-o is that he liked getting blowjobs. Ken Starr proved that he got blowjobs from Monica Lewinsky, but Democrats in the Senate determined that Clinton lying about that under oath was not a reason to convict him (and maybe they were right and Republicans were wrong, but many who were outraged at Republicans for impeaching Clinton want to impeach Trump because he wrote dumb tweets). Notice how the allegations by Juanita Broaddrick match Clinton’s known m-o. She says that he took his penis out and asked her to service it orally. I totally disagree that we should always believe women, but when the man in question has been known to lie multiple times about his sexual activities, and the allegations against him match his known m-o (and I believe that Broaddrick first told her story before his m-o was public knowledge), then in that case I do believe the woman over the man.

What’s the point of going over these salacious details about Clinton that are long in the past? One point is that the MSM has been covering for the Clintons for a long time. It’s part of the MSM conspiracy. But there’s also a point about Clinton and Epstein.

1. It’s known that Clinton flew with Epstein on Epstein’s plane, and there’s even a photo of the two of them in the 2003 Vanity Fair article (more on the photo later).

2. It’s known that Clinton likes getting oral sex from women who aren’t Hillary. Especially much younger women: Monica Lewinsky is 27 years younger than Clinton and she was only 22 when she started giving him blowjobs.

3. It’s known that Epstein had a lot of girls in his entourage who were sort of like prostitutes.

4. It’s totally plausible, given the facts above, that Clinton could have availed himself of one of Epstein’s girls, and it’s also totally plausible that the girl could have been under the age of 18. And just because Clinton says nothing like that happened means absolutely nothing, because Clinton is a known liar when it comes to those types of accusations.

Let’s be clear about #4. Just because it’s plausible doesn’t mean it’s true, or even that it’s more likely true than not. But it’s the logic of #4 that has led to a lot of conspiracy-mongering at right-wing sites like QAnon, and the wishful thinking that there would be proof that Clinton had sex (technically sodomy, not sexual intercourse, because that’s Clinton’s m-o) with under-aged girls and Clinton would finally be brought to justice. There’s a lot of wishful thinking there.

I believe that the MSM doesn’t know anything about #4 that QAnon doesn’t know, but they understand the possibility that there could be some truth there, and that’s the reason why they have been keeping the Epstein story as quiet as possible. (On the other hand, if some people in the MSM do know, for certain, something bad about Bill Clinton, they would probably keep it secret, because so many people in the MSM are more committed to the Narrative than to breaking a big and salacious story. Just as they’ve done what they can to suppress Troopergate and Juanita Broaddrick, they would suppress a story about Bill Clinton getting a blowjob from an under-aged girl.)

And then the Epstein story blew up anyway, and the MSM successfully deflected Clinton’s “connection*” with Epstein by repeatedly showcasing Trump’s “connection” with Epstein. A huge percentage of MSM articles about Epstein show the picture of Trump and Epstein together, but not a single MSM article (that I am aware of) has shown the picture of Clinton and Epstein together, even though Clinton’s “connection” with Epstein seems a lot stronger. Clinton flew around multiple times with Epstein on his personal jet airplane, and there’s that picture to prove it. The MSM seems to be trying to hide the exact number of times that Clinton flew on Epstein’s plane. It’s something that the MSM doesn’t want to find out because they are afraid of the possibility of finding something damaging to the Clintons, and as I wrote above, keeping anything anti-Clinton out of the news is part of the MSM Narrative conspiracy.

Trump and Epstein were at the same party on more than one occasion, but Epstein managed to insert himself into a lot of rich-people parties. Trump once said some nice things about Epstein, but by all accounts Epstein was a fun guy to pal around with, that was part of who he was and why he was so successful at getting invited to and hosting so many rich-people parties. Everyone liked Epstein, until they all stopped liking him because he pled guilty to being a sex offender.

* I put quotes around the word “connection” because I think it’s a bullshit word that’s used by the MSM (as well as others) to imply guilt where there isn’t any or at least where no guilt is known.

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Click here to watch Bill Clinton lie.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 14, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Crime, News

Epstein is dead

Holy shi**

I feel the same sadness that I felt when Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was killed. Gaddafi was the world’s most awesome dictator, and Epstein was the world’s most awesome committer of statutory rape.

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Analysis: because Epstein can no longer be the scapegoat for everything, and prosecutors want to put someone in jail, they will go after the other people involved, who either helped him procure under-aged girls, or who enjoyed naughty activities with them.

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Also, this is going to be a very interesting probate case.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 10, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in News

The anti-global warming article that somehow appeared on Forbes and then got banned and removed

Link to banned article.

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Here’s the text of the article:

Global Warming? An Israeli Astrophysicist Provides Alternative View That Is Not Easy To Reject
Doron Levin

The U.S. auto industry and regulators in California and Washington appear deadlocked over stiff Obama-era fuel-efficiency standards that automakers oppose and the Trump administration have vowed to roll back – an initiative that has environmental activists up in arms.

California and four automakers favor compromise, while the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the president’s position that the federal standards are too strict. The EPA argues that forcing automakers to build more fuel efficient cars will make them less affordable, causing consumers to delay trading older, less efficient vehicles. Complicating matters is California’s authority to create its own air quality standards, which the White House vows to end.

However the impasse is resolved, the moment looks ripe to revisit the root of this multifactorial dustup: namely, the scientific “consensus” that CO2 emissions from vehicles and other sources are pushing the earth to the brink of climate catastrophe.

In a modest office on the campus of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, an Israeli astrophysicist patiently explains why he is convinced that the near-unanimous judgments of climatologists are misguided. Nir Shaviv, chairman of the university’s physics department, says that his research and that of colleagues, suggests that rising CO2 levels, while hardly insignificant, play only a minor role compared to the influence of the sun and cosmic radiation on the earth’s climate.

“Global warming clearly is a problem, though not in the catastrophic terms of Al Gore’s movies or environmental alarmists,” said Shaviv. “Climate change has existed forever and is unlikely to go away. But CO2 emissions don’t play the major role. Periodic solar activity does.”

Shaviv, 47, fully comprehends that his scientific conclusions constitute a glaring rebuttal to the widely-quoted surveys showing that 97% of climate scientists agree that human activity – the combustion of fossil fuels – constitutes the principle reason for climate change.

“Only people who don’t understand science take the 97% statistic seriously,” he said. “Survey results depend on who you ask, who answers and how the questions are worded. In any case, science is not a democracy. Even if 100% of scientists believe something, one person with good evidence can still be right.”

History is replete with lone voices toppling scientific orthodoxies. Astronomers deemed Pluto the ninth planet – until they changed their minds. Geologists once regarded tectonic plate theory, the movement of continents, as nonsense. Medical science was 100% certain that stomach resulted from stress and spicy food, until an Australian researcher proved bacteria the culprit and won a Nobel Prize for his efforts.

Lest anyone dismiss Shaviv on the basis of his scientific credentials or supposed political agenda, consider the following: He enrolled at Israel’s Technion University – the country’s equivalent of MIT – at the age of 13 and earned an MA while serving in the Israel Defense Force’s celebrated 8200 Intelligence unit. He returned to Technion, where he earned his doctorate, afterward completing post-doctoral work at California Institute of Technology and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. He also has been an Einstein Fellow at The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

In other words, he knows tons more about science than Donald Trump or Al Gore.

As for politics “in American terms, I would describe myself as liberal on most domestic issues, somewhat hawkish on security,” he said. Nonetheless, the Trump administration’s position on global climate change, he said, is correct insofar as it rejects the orthodoxy of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC’s findings and conclusions are updated every six years; the latest report, released this week, noted that deforestation and agribusiness are contributing to CO2 emissions and aggravating climate change.

In 2003, Shaviv and research partner Prof. Jan Veizer published a paper on the subject of climate sensitivity, namely how much the earth’s average temperature would be expected to change if the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is doubled. Comparing geological records and temperature, the team came up with a projected change of 1.0 to 1.5 degrees Celsius – much less than the 1.5 to 4.5 degree change the IPCC has used since it began issuing its reports. The reason for the much wider variation used by the IPCC, he said, was that they relied almost entirely on simulations and no one knew how to quantify the effect of clouds – which affects how much radiant energy reaches the earth – and other factors.

“Since then, literally billions have been spent on climate research,” he said. Yet “the conventional wisdom hasn’t changed. The proponents of man-made climate change still ignore the effect of the sun on the earth’s climate, which overturns our understanding of twentieth-century climate change.”

He explained: “Solar activity varies over time. A major variation is roughly eleven years or more, which clearly affects climate. This principle has been generally known – but in 2008 I was able to quantify it by using sea level data. When the sun is more active, there is a rise in sea level here on earth. Higher temperature makes water expand. When the sun is less active, temperature goes down and the sea level falls – the correlation is as clear as day.

“Based on the increase of solar activity during the twentieth century, it should account for between half to two-thirds of all climate change,” he said. “That, in turn, implies that climate sensitivity to CO2 should be about 1.0 degree when the amount of CO2 doubles.”

The link between solar activity and the heating and cooling of the earth is indirect, he explained. Cosmic rays entering the earth’s atmosphere from the explosive death of massive stars across the universe play a significant role in the formation of so-called cloud condensation nuclei needed for the formation of clouds. When the sun is more active, solar wind reduces the rate of cosmic rays entering the atmosphere. A more active solar wind leads to fewer cloud formation nuclei, producing clouds that are less white and less reflective, thus warming the earth.

“Today we can demonstrate and prove the sun’s effect on climate based on a wide range of evidence, from fossils that are hundreds of millions of years old to buoy readings to satellite altimetry data from the past few decades,” he said. “We also can reproduce and mimic atmospheric conditions in the laboratory to confirm the evidence.

“All of it shows the same thing, the bulk of climate change is caused by the sun via its impact on atmospheric charge,” he said. “Which means that most of the warming comes from nature, whereas a doubling of the amount of CO2 raises temperature by only 1.0 to 1.5 degrees. A freshman physics student can see this.”

Nevertheless, the world of climate science has “mostly ignored” his research findings. “Of course, I’m frustrated,” he said. “Our findings are very inconvenient for conventional wisdom” as summarized by the IPCC. “We know that there have been very large variations of climate in the past that have little to do with the burning of fossil fuels. A thousand years ago the earth was as warm as it is today. During the Little Ice Age three hundred years ago the River Thames froze more often. In the first and second IPCC reports these events were mentioned. In 2001 they disappeared. Suddenly no mention of natural warming, no Little Ice Age. The climate of the last millennium was presented as basically fixed until the twentieth century. This is a kind of Orwellian cherry-picking to fit a pre-determined narrative.”

Shaviv says that he has accepted no financial support for his research by the fossil fuel industry. Experiments in Denmark with Prof. Henrik Svensmark and others to demonstrate the effect of cosmic rays on cloud formation were supported by the Carlsberg Foundation. In the U.S. the conservative Heartland Institute and the European Institute for Climate and Energy have invited him to speak, covering travel expenses.

“The real problem is funding from funding agencies like the National Science Foundation because these proposals have to undergo review by people in a community that ostracizes us,” he said, because of his non-conventional viewpoint.

“Global warming is not a purely scientific issue any more,” he said. “It has repercussions for society. It has also taken on a moralistic, almost religious quality. If you believe what everyone believes, you are a good person. If you don’t, you are a bad person. Who wants to be a sinner?”

Any scientist who rejects the UN’s IPCC report, as he does, will have trouble finding work, receiving research grants or publishing, he said.

In Shaviv’s view, the worldwide crusade to limit and eventually ban the use of fossil fuels isn’t just misguided “it comes with real world social and economic consequences.” Switching to more costly energy sources, for example, will drive industry from more industrialized countries to poorer countries that can less afford wind turbines and solar panels.

“It may be a financial sacrifice the rich are willing to make,” he said. “Even in developed countries the pressure to forego fossil fuel puts poor people in danger of freezing during the winter for lack of affordable home heating. The economic growth of third world countries will be inhibited if they cannot borrow from the World Bank to develop cheap fossil-based power plants. These are serious human problems in the here and now, not in a theoretical future.”

For Shaviv, the rejection and closed-mindedness his minority view provoke may contain a silver lining. Just think of the acclaim that awaits if his research — and scientific reconsideration of the current orthodoxy — one day proves persuasive.

The Fake News Media accidentally posts real news, then realizes its error.

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Doron Levin, the journalist who wrote this article, covers the automobile industry and has been writing for Forbes since February, 2016. Forbes has been publishing several of his articles per month. I cannot find an explanation on the web as to what happened. My guess is that, as a long-time contributor to Forbes, his articles weren’t subject to strict editorial review by higher ups, but then when he wrote an article about a global warming skeptic, higher-ups became aware that there was an article on their website that went against The Narrative, and it was quickly pulled down.

This comes only two days after the NY Times, the most prestigious of all fakestream media, changed a headline because the original headline wasn’t anti-Trump.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 9, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in News, Science

The problem is the the fakestream media enabling extreme leftists

A post at the previously anti-Trump RedState site:

While the press continues to blame Republicans for their “rhetoric,” there’s no question that the vitriol we’ve seen from the left this week dwarfs anything anyone on the mainstream right has ever said or done in a political setting. Period. Calling entire voting blocks white supremacists, doxxing donors, yelling for the death of a Senator, asserting Republicans want mass shootings to occur, threatening people for their political activities, asserting the President wants to exterminate a race – these are not the rantings of sane people looking for de-escalation of rhetoric. They are the drivers of escalation in our rhetoric and it’s reaching dangerous levels.

There’s no coming back from this for the media. There will never be a time when a majority of the country trusts them again. They will always now be looked on with scorn by far more people than those who approve of their actions. No amount of rehabilitation post-Trump is going to save this current generation of journalists and cable news pundits from the credibility death spiral they chose to enter.

Unfortunately, I think the second paragraph is just wishful thinking. The MSM continues to suffer no consequences for their enemy-of-the-people behavior.

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Roli writes in a comment:

Statistics referenced by the right are always deemed to be hate, no matter how meticulously collected, arguments put forth by the left are always deemed to be on high moral ground, no matter the bullshit premise they’re built on. As I argued last week, it’s very difficult to argue with the left with facts because the left has had the benefit of cultural zeitgeist for at least the last half century.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 8, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in News

Jeffrey Epstein, Dalton teacher

The New York Times crack reporting reveals photos of Jeffery Epstein from the Dalton high school yearbook. And it’s reported that he was overly friendly with the girls. (Although who can blame him? A 21-year-old guy with an over-sized sex drive, surrounded by high school lovelies. Remember that in 1974, a 21-year-old with a high school girl was less socially unacceptable than it is today, although of course it was always socially unacceptable for high school teachers to hit on the students. But for a Jew from prole Brooklyn suddenly being surrounded by high school shiksa goddesses, it was like the movie Manhattan, but five years earlier and with a much younger and much better looking male protagonist. In fact, Woody Allen is said to have been friendly with Epstein and a regular guest at his parties.)

Why exactly was he fired? How did he get hired in the first place, at one of the most elite high schools in the country, without a college degree? These questions are poorly answered, especially the question of how he got hired. Although maybe the simple answer is that someone who can talk people into investing billions of dollars in his hedge fund can also talk himself into a high school teaching job despite lacking the normally expected credentials.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 13, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in News

Fake news from the fakestream Washington Post

Bankruptcy is a court proceeding in which a judge and court trustee examine the assets and liabilities of individuals, businesses, and other entities who can’t pay their bills and decide whether to discharge those debts so they are no longer legally required to pay them.

That has not happened. And the Mayor of Washington did not use the word “bankrupt” in the mayor’s letter to Trump.

It’s accurate to say that the the money in the fund has been depleted, but it’s not bankrupt. Looks to me like the Washington Post used a false but emotionally charged word in order to increase the outrage against Trump. Fake news from the fakestream media. “Democracy dies in darkness,” what utter bull.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 10, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in News

More media bias from Google and CNN

“White rule?” Another example of a CNN “news” story that’s really an editorial or op-ed, and Google promoting it. Fakestream news media indeed. When will DoJ break up this Google monopoly?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 24, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in News

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