HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » "..dissuading teache...

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 12:01 AM

"..dissuading teachers from teaching science.." - right wing think tank papers leaked

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by Tx4obama (a host of the Latest Breaking News forum).

Joe Bast is the President and CEO of the Heartland Institute, a right wing “think” tank in Chicago that has been the prime mover behind major disinformation initiatives on both global climate and tobacco dangers.

Mr. Bast is well known for insisting that the science of climate change is “science is very sketchy, very uncertain..”, as well as famously asserting that “No victim of cancer, heart disease, etc. can “prove” his or her cancer or heart disease was caused by exposure to secondhand smoke.”

Not surprisingly, the Heartland has been the recipient of major funding from both tobacco and fossil fuel interests over the years.

We’re going to be finding out a lot more about the Heartland Institute and their operations in coming weeks and months, thanks to an anonymous whistleblower who, on Valentine’s Day, opened a gmail account, sent a bundle of damning internal documents to key climate bloggers and researchers around the country, then closed the account and disappeared.

http://climatecrocks.com/2012/02/15/how-is-joe-bast-like-joe-camel-looks-like-were-going-to-find-out/

6 replies, 3580 views

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply "..dissuading teachers from teaching science.." - right wing think tank papers leaked (Original post)
greenman3610 Feb 2012 OP
1620rock Feb 2012 #1
Remember Me Feb 2012 #2
Bozita Feb 2012 #4
Hissyspit Feb 2012 #3
saras Feb 2012 #5
Tx4obama Feb 2012 #6

Response to greenman3610 (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 12:04 AM

1. They have to keep people 'stupid' to ensure Repuke voters.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 1620rock (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 12:18 AM

2. absolutely correct

 

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 1620rock (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 01:12 AM

4. Ignorance is the essence of modern Republicanism.

Beliefs trump facts every time.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to greenman3610 (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 12:39 AM

3. Hi, greenman

Thanks for this.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to greenman3610 (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 01:27 AM

5. Shouldn't we torture the whistleblower and ignore the data? SOP, right?

 

I mean, the guy STOLE these folks' intellectual property, and RUINED their well-earned good reputation in the business world.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to greenman3610 (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 01:53 AM

6. Locking. Not LBN


LBN Statement of Purpose
Post the latest news from mainstream news websites and blogs. Important news of national interest only. No analysis or opinion pieces. No duplicates. News stories must have been published within the last 12 hours. Use the published title of the story as the title of the discussion thread.

----

Please consider reposting in GD, or Good Reads, or etc ...

Thank you

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink