March 31, 2018

Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (033118)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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  1. The necessity defense? Give me a break. I wonder if the judge just didn’t want to hold Karenna Gore and the others accountable.

    Al Gore’s Daughter And Other Anti-Pipeline Activists Cleared By Judge

    A group of 13 protesters have dodged criminal charges after a judge reportedly deemed their actions necessary. [...]

    On Tuesday, Judge Mary Ann Driscoll of West Roxbury District Court found all 13 defendants not responsible, after each defendant made a statement explaining their actions, The Independent reports.

    “Based on the very heartfelt expressions of the defendants who believe, and I don’t question their beliefs in any respect, who believe in their cause because they believe they were entitled to invoke the necessity defense, I’ll accept what they said,” Driscoll reportedly said.

    Following the verdict, Karenna Gore called the decision historic and “really important.” [...]

    Comment by Par for the Course — March 31, 2018 @ 6:46 am

  2. Found initially on Yahoo news:

    The Stunning Statistical Fraud Behind The Global Warming Scare

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/0c2cbd7b-98c1-365d-853e-618eefe4d915/the-stunning-statistical.html

    https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/the-stunning-statistical-fraud-behind-the-global-warming-scare/

    Either the censors missed the article or they have decided to give up on narrative???

    Comment by dscott — March 31, 2018 @ 7:14 am

  3. It’s an IBD editorial which IBD apparently syndicates to Yahoo. Surprised Yahoo does that; commenters at the article are also surprised.

    Comment by Tom — March 31, 2018 @ 11:37 am

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