Of course you are. I’m not persecuted, what an odd thing to say. Deep down inside you, in that last remaining vestige of American liberalism remaining in your DNA, you know this is as wrong as two Sp/4s in the woodline with a chaplain’s assistant. You know all of this is wrong. Yet because of your tribe, you can’t bring yourself to say it out loud.
So you pretend it’s “no big deal”. “They have no enforcement!” Pretend like you don’t know how agencies work.
It’s fascinating to watch, especially after 5 years of sky screaming Trump is a fascist, authoritarian tyrant.
What do you feeeeel will happen to your “no big deal” is Trump gets re-elected in 2024?
There are a lot of assumptions being made about this thing, and it doesn’t even exist yet. I am willing to change my opinion as more facts come out, but in the meantime I am going to push back on the hysteria in this thread.
This again? Makes sense I suppose to post a disinformation entity, about a discussion about disinformation.
The petition was organized and circulated by Arthur B. Robinson, president of the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (described as “a small independent research group”) in 1998, and again in 2007. Frederick Seitz, then chairman of the George C. Marshall Institute, wrote a supporting cover letter, signed as “Past President National Academy of Sciences USA, President Emeritus Rockefeller University”. “In a highly unusual move, the National Academy held a press conference to disclaim the mailing and distance itself from its former president.”
Robinson asserted in 2008 that the petition has over 31,000 signatories, with 9,000 of these holding a PhD degree. Most signatories with a PhD hold their degree in engineering. The 2009 report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)—a group that “disputes the reality of man-made climate change”—lists 31,478 degreed signatories, including 9,029 with PhDs. The list has been criticized for its lack of verification, with pranksters successfully submitting the names of Charles Darwin, a member of the Spice Girls and characters from Star Wars, and getting them briefly included on the list.