AP Omitted Quotes from Climate Professor That Did Not Fit the Global-Warming Narrative

AP reporter, Seth Borenstein, sent questions to meteorologist and climate expert Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr., a professor at Colorado University, but did not use any of his answers because they did not fit the narrative of extreme weather due to global warming.  Pielke said that billion-dollar storms were increasing but only because of inflation. A billion dollars in 2012 had the same value as $170 million in 1980. The damage from these storms, in terms of GDP, has not increased at all. This response was not reported. -GEG

An Associated Press reporter sent some questions to Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. about what role global warming played in this year’s slew of billion-dollar natural disasters.

Pielke, an expert on natural disaster costs, apparently didn’t give AP reporter Seth Borenstein the answers he was looking for, because his ensuing article didn’t have any quotes from the University of Colorado professor.

Pielke’s answers largely reflected the work he’s been doing for years — that there’s no evidence global warming is making weather more extreme. Any increase in natural disaster costs is caused by an increase in wealth and population, according to Pielke’s research.

Borenstein, however, did quote Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann, who claimed global warming was “impacting extreme weather in ways we hadn’t anticipated.”

Mann is an ardent advocate for liberal policies to address global warming, and has even suggested the fossil fuel industry has launched a campaign to marginalize his work. Mann recently gave an academic freedom lecture at the University of Michigan, where he attacked his critics as “climate deniers” shilling for energy companies.

Borenstein also quoted a meteorologist at the insurance company Munich Re, who said a bigger role in natural disaster costs is that more people are living in areas prone to extreme weather.

Pielke suggested his answers didn’t match the narrative Borenstein was looking for.

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ESPN Sports Commentator Suspended for Urging Boycott California Cowboys’ Sponsors

Jamele Hill, a commentator on the sports channel ESPN, has been suspended for two weeks after she made a second violation of the company’s social media guidelines when she urged viewers to boycott the Dallas Cowboys’ advertisers.  This was because the owner of the team announced that any player that refused to stand respectfully for the national anthem would be benched.  He said: “Stand for the anthem or sit for the game.” Last month, Hill tweeted that President Trump was a “white supremacist”.

Update (10:00 pm ET): President Trump has thrown his support once again behind Jerry Jones decision, following Al Sharpton’s threats…

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Update (4:00 pm ET): None other than Al Sharpton has already come out denouncing ESPN’s decision to enforce their corporate bye-laws…

 

Quickly followed by a full statement:

“We consider it outrageous that Jemele Hill was suspended by ESPN. She has the right to tell people that they ought to let advertisers know how they feel, since they are the consumers. While she didn’t call for a direct boycott, it’s not off the table for us in the civil rights community.”

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Las Vegas Sheriff Said that You Have to Assume Shooter Had Help

While the FBI and media are characterizing the Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, as a ‘lone nut’, Clark County Sheriff Lombardo expressed his belief that gunman Stephen Paddock had to have help at some point.  He also stated that there was evidence that Paddock intended to escape after the massacre.

During a lengthy press conference update on the investigation into the Las Vegas massacre, Clark County Sheriff Lombardo expressed his belief that gunman Stephen Paddock had to have help at some point but sarcastically says “maybe he’s a super guy.”

Clearly showing the strains of being awake under serious stress for the last 72 hours, the sheriff explained…

“Look at this. You look at the weapon obtaining the different amounts of tannerite available, do you think this was all accomplished on his own, face value?”

 

You got to make the assumption he had to have help at some point, and we want to insure that’s the answer. Maybe he’s a super guy, super hero–not a hero, super–I won’t use the word. Maybe he’s super — that was working out this out on his own, but it will be hard for me to believe that.”

 

“Here’s the reason why, put one and one–two and two together, another residence in Reno with firearms, okay, electronics and everything else associated with larger amounts of ammo, a place in Mesquite, we know he had a girlfriend. Do you think this is all self-facing individual without talking to somebody, it was sequestered amongst himself. Come on focus folks these type of investigations have been occurring in the last few years and we have to investigate that.”

 

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Twitter Blocked video of US Senate Candidate Because She Opposes Planned Parenthood Selling of Baby Parts

Twitter blocked a video of US Representative, Marsha Blackburn, announcing she is running for Senate. The reason for censoring the video is that Blackburn said she was opposed to Planned Parenthood officials selling aborted baby parts. Twitter claimed this position was “inflammatory”. Blackburn already was on the leftist radar because she headed the investigation into Planned Parenthood after their officials were video recorded making deals to sell aborted baby parts.-GEG

Twitter has blocked a video of Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) announcing she is running for U.S. Senate because the announcement touted the congresswoman’s opposition to selling baby parts, which the social media giant claimed is “inflammatory.”

Blackburn is well respected by the conservative base of the Republican Party. That admiration and affection arises in part from how this pro-life member of the U.S. House takes positions consistent with her Christian faith and values.

When the congresswoman announced she was running for the open Senate seat being vacated by moderate Sen. Bob Corker, Blackburn included in her video announcement that she had “stopped the sale of baby body parts.”

This referred to her chairing the House Select Investigative Panel on Planned Parenthood, which was created after the Center for Medical Progress released explosive undercover videos of Planned Parenthood personnel boasting about their collection of body parts from unborn children to sell for medical research.

The remainder of Blackburn’s two-and-a-half minute video announcement showcases her other many conservative credentials, from her ardent opposition to Obamacare, to her perfect record supporting the Second Amendment, to her 100 percent pro-life rating.

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Attacks on Christopher Columbus Statues Are Attacks on Western Civilization

Tucker Carlson explains that the leftist attacks against homage paid to Christopher Columbus is not about Columbus himself or any of the harsh actions attributed to him during his exploration of the Americas.  The deeds of Columbus are being used as an excuse to attack the values of Western Civilization itself.  As an example, Tucker refers to a recent paper written by a professor who concluded that Western colonization across the world, while flawed, had a net benefit for those countries that embraced Western institutions compared to those that embraced other cultural models. Although that thesis is historically accurate, it was pulled and censored because leftists on the board of the publication didn’t like it. [Columbus and other pioneers of the Western World undoubtedly did use harsh tactics to subdue primitive populations, However, this also is true of the expansion phase of all civilizations and cultures. No exceptions. So, why don’t leftists apply the same condemnation of the dictatorships of South America, the genocides of the Pacific Rim, the enslavement of entire populations by rival tribes in Africa, or the mass exterminations committed by every Communist regime the world has ever known – whose leaders these same leftists revere as gods? The answer is exactly what Tucker has said. It is because this has nothing to do with logic or history, or concern over humanity. It is nothing other than psychological war against the personal liberties that are embedded into the culture of Western Civilization. What remains to be seen is if Western Civilization has sufficient instinct to fight back.] -GEG