Fake Economist Ben Stein Sues Company for Discriminating Against Global Warming Deniers

  • metta

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    Jan 13, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    Fake Economist Ben Stein Sues Company for Discriminating Against Global Warming Deniers

    http://gawker.com/5875615/fake-economist-ben-stein-sues-company-for-discriminating-against-global-warming-deniers
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    Jan 13, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
    I read the complaint, and it's not so absurd. The "freedom of religion" and "freedom of speech" attributions are a stretch, but he may be able to demonstrate that he, in fact, had a contract (just not a written one). And the claim about his persona being misappropriated in the advertisement that actually aired (by a Ben-Stein-like actor) is also very compelling. I predict Kyocera will settle out of court.
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    Jan 13, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    global warming DENIERS:

    Is this on a par yet with blasphemy, or drawing cartoons of Mohammed?
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:44 AM GMT
    jpBITCHva said
    AlphaTrigger saidglobal warming DENIERS:

    Is this on a par yet with blasphemy, or drawing cartoons of Mohammed?

    I don't know anyone intelligent who rejects what 99% of scientists believe simply because their political party demands that they do.


    On the surface, JP... I would agree with this part about rejecting the consensus of science on the matter.

    But the almost religious fervor of the heated response and terms (such as "deniers") that greets those who for whatever reason do not care to accept this consensus seems a bit... emotional and irrational.

    It is sort of like the old evolution argument or the flat earth argument before that - if someone wants to believe that the earth was a flat disc instanced out of a void 6000 years ago with a goofy couple to populate it who couldn't even listen to a basic directive not to eat a certain fruit...

    ...then that is their business. I might share a cup of coffee with them and talk about the Jets, but that's likely as much common ground as we may find.
  • monet

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    Jan 13, 2012 5:01 AM GMT
  • okologische

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    Jan 13, 2012 5:02 AM GMT
    well they should be discriminated against
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    Jan 13, 2012 5:27 AM GMT
    Ben Stein must have dry eyes, maybe he needs for Clear Eyes to help him see the reality, instead of a world where evolution and climate change aren't real...



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    Jan 13, 2012 9:19 AM GMT
    Whats global warming?

    Thats why it was warmer in Roman times than it is now, and why they have found so many Roman artifacts under glaciers, and even a Roman Road under a Swiss glacier, as well.

    Now some Alarmist, is going to tell me diffrent.

    let the abuse begin...................................................................
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    Jan 13, 2012 12:49 PM GMT
    Ben Stein?

    The same guy who produced the psudeoscientific movie "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed"? How surprising.

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    Jan 13, 2012 12:52 PM GMT
    TrueBlueAussie saidWhats global warming?

    Thats why it was warmer in Roman times than it is now, and why they have found so many Roman artifacts under glaciers, and even a Roman Road under a Swiss glacier, as well.

    Now some Alarmist, is going to tell me diffrent.


    jpBITCHva said
    AlphaTrigger saidglobal warming DENIERS:

    Is this on a par yet with blasphemy, or drawing cartoons of Mohammed?

    I don't know anyone intelligent who rejects what 99% of scientists believe simply because their political party demands that they do.


    I think jp, the Bitch, va is referring to you.
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    Jan 13, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
    TrueBlueAussie saidWhats global warming?

    Thats why it was warmer in Roman times than it is now, and why they have found so many Roman artifacts under glaciers, and even a Roman Road under a Swiss glacier, as well.

    Now some Alarmist, is going to tell me diffrent.


    I don't know how you manage to get out of bed in the morning without tripping over your own stupidity.

    It's obvious you don't like nature - probably because of what it did to you - but leave your uneducated comments at the door before someone actually cares enough to take the time to gut them.
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    Jan 13, 2012 1:16 PM GMT
    TrueBlueAussie saidWhats global warming?

    Thats why it was warmer in Roman times than it is now, and why they have found so many Roman artifacts under glaciers, and even a Roman Road under a Swiss glacier, as well.

    Now some Alarmist, is going to tell me diffrent.


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    Jan 13, 2012 4:50 PM GMT
    If Stein is still Jewish, then he is an embarassment.

    There is no Jewish opinion either in the oral or written law about global warming. What there is, however, is a strong tradtion of environmental protection going back to Deut. 20:19-20, Maimonides and the Bava Batra - part of the Talmud.