[ExI] The big wta riot

Robert Masters rob4332000 at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 24 11:19:10 UTC 2009

Has anyone noticed that the signal-to-noise ratio over at wta-talk has plummeted recently?  The material there has become so confusing, frenzied and BORING that I no longer see any point in doing more than skimming it.  It's like some sort of mob scene.  On one side of the room, there's this insanely complicated fight over a scandal that supposedly reveals a coverup of data by global-warming proponents; on the other side, endless, detailed accounts by the Secretary, James Hughes, of his empire-building plans to set up some sort of worldwide bureaucratic organization for academicians.

Also, Hughes seems bent on FEEDING the frenzy with flagrantly ad hominem attacks on global-warming skeptics (he has compared them to Holocaust deniers, and at one point  actually accused them of "prostituting" themselves to the oil industry--a charge he specifically refused to take back).....

I don't know what's going on.  My reaction is best expressed in the immortal words of Eric Cartman (SOUTH PARK):

"Screw you guys--I'm going home."

Rob Masters


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