Al Gore’s ‘Reality Drop’ is a bomb – so let’s give him a ‘hockey stick’

UPDATE: Hockey stick achieved, see below.

Guess what? WUWT readers make up the majority of viewers of this farce video. Mostly curiosity I suppose. Watch the video, then see the numbers below.

Yesterday, Tom Nelson asked this question, and it got me to digging.

It’s now been two weeks: Does anybody know what happened to Al Gore’s “Reality Drop” campaign?

“Reality Drop” Brings Social Gaming (And Facts) To Dispelling Climate Change Misinformation

Looking for an innovative way to dispel myths and spread science about climate change, Gore, Fox and their colleagues at The Climate Reality Project turned to agency Arnold Worldwide. Pete Favat, Arnold Worldwide’s chief creative officer, had attracted Gore’s attention because of his cause-related work for the Truth Campaign, the hugely successful national anti-tobacco program.

The product, “Reality Drop,” relies on sophisticated algorithms to highlight “hot” climate change stories and provide simple rebuttals to the most common climate change myths.

Users win points for sharing facts and eventually climb up the ranks of the game and earn Foursquare-like badges such as “Carbon Crusher,” “Shining Beacon,” and “Order of the Green Circle.”

Initial information on the game will be officially unveiled on November 14th during “24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report,” a 24-hour event broadcast live on the Internet, culminating in a presentation by Gore on November 15th at 7 p.m. EST.

Without any advertising budget, Reality Drop will rely strictly on word-of-mouth to gain traction and influence the climate change discussion. “Success will be measured by the amount of people who are posting and the number of people involved,” says Favat. “People inherently want to be on the right side here.”

Reality Drop (RealityDrop) on Twitter

[Seven total tweets, none since Nov. 15]

Here’s the Twitter page, captured on 11/30/2012, showing all 7 Tweets

Reality_Drop_twitter

Now here comes the fun part, the “stats” section of the Vimeo video page for the propaganda movie at the top shows this:

RealityDrop_video_stats1

Wow, 155 views in a week, and trending down, down, down. Some might call that interest “cooling”. When you click on the “Top URL embeds” (highlighted in yellow) you get this fun table showing that WUWT is the main external contributor to views of Al Gore’s ‘Reality Drop’ video. Heh.

RealityDrop_video_stats2

What is really interesting is the comparison to the top “loads” leader, which has only 6 views compared to WUWT’s 999. More people from WUWT viewed Al’s video than anywhere else in the world. That’s gotta sting.

So what should we do to help Al get more views?

Well obviously WUWT’ers need to help. Simply click on the video “play” button above, and we’ll give him a hockey stick graph for views. If you have a website/Twitter feed/Facebook page, direct people here and ask them to help. To register a view from WUWT, you simply need to play the video above in the open WUWT browser window. It’s just that easy to give Al a hockey stick of traffic from those he seeks to destroy. I’ll post an update when the success is robust, er, graphically clear.

In the meantime, you might want to take this survey Al has prepared to help gauge the success of his video. I’m sure he’d love to hear your opinion!

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UPDATE: We’ve presented a hockeystick, and WUWT is well in the lead. Thanks everybody!

realitydrop_WUWT_HockeyStick

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200 thoughts on “Al Gore’s ‘Reality Drop’ is a bomb – so let’s give him a ‘hockey stick’

  1. Reality Drop? By all means we need to drop reality in favor of myth and magical thinking. It’s so much more fun and self-congratulating. /sarc

  2. What fun. The survey shows where all the idiotic “Climate Activism” drivel comes from.

    I would be nice to see what the survey results are before they adjust the results.

  3. I come from Minnesota. The way I’d give Al the Hockey Stick would lead to a “time out” and a “penalty” for HIGH STICKING… (better than LOW sticking…)

    Max

  4. Anthony:

    As you suggested, I started to watch the video. However, I was so offended at its blatant falsehoods that I stopped watching after some seconds, and I don’t know if this will prevent a record of my starting the video.

    I completed the survey but I don’t think they will like my answers.

    Richard

  5. Stonyground says:
    I see the big oil and big coal lie is being trotted out again.

    One thing that we can be happy about. The fine efforts of Anthony Watts, Andrew Montford, Steve McIntyre and the rest are important, but all we really have to do is wait the alarmists out. The longer their predictions fail to come true, the less credibility they will have. Their shift from soaring temperatures and rapidly rising sea levels to extreme weather events is highly significant. How stupid do you look when you try to claim that when you were predicting droughts you really meant floods?

  6. “…the COLLECTIVE win is the main objective..” Not about science but agenda desperation to win through demonizing. Intersting how the WUWT crowd is carrying the day!

  7. I am not a scientist,
    I’m a politico.
    Gore has won the battle of ideas for us.

    All we need to do is to silence the loudest voice.

  8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_day = 14 deg F
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Standard_Atmosphere = 15 deg F
    Wikipedia can’t seem to figure out what a standard day temp is. Interesting, the US and ICAO Standard is what is used to calculate atmosphere dependent activities, e.g. aviation.
    Pssl – Standard day ambient pressure at sea level, 2116.22 lb/ft 2
    Tssl – Standard day temperature at sea level, 288.15 °K (15 °C), 518.67 °R (59 °F)
    rssl – Standard day density at sea level, 0.023769 slugs/ft3
    Looks like wikipedia is showing a 1 deg F cooling since the 1950′s, that way anything warmer is CAGW???

  9. Q: How would you describe this site to someone who has never heard of it?
    A: a nest of anti-human climate alarmists, with a defiant socialist overtones seeking to stifle legitimate scientific debate through social manipulation via astroturffing and shilling internet blog sites.

    This is actually a good idea, all people would have to do is download a list if their preferred talking-point answers, compile a list of refuting answers , we could then just do a Google search of their shill answers already sorted by the Google ranking algorithms, no pun intended, and post where the refutations will do the most good.

  10. They need oil funded think tanks to confuse them? I think they are doing just fine on their own. These zealots have been confused from day one. Can’t wait for the day they wake up to what fools they are and immediately blame their leaders for their own gullibility.
    That part of our nature is predictable as dawn.
    I wondered if WUWT was most of AL Bores traffic, I clicked over a few times from WUWT TV but left quickly each time. The projection of their neuroses, by these clown is appalling, help may be impossible.

  11. Looking for an innovative way to dispel myths and spread science about climate change, Gore, Fox and their colleagues at The Climate Reality Project turned to agency Arnold Worldwide.

    Good idea! Let’s start with Gore’s blockbuster – ‘Inconvenient Truth’.

    An Inconvenient Truth, was yesterday criticised by a high court judge who highlighted what he said were “nine scientific errors” in the film.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2007/oct/11/climatechange

    If Gore believes so much in man-made global warming then why is his investment outfit getting out of green investments?

  12. “relies on sophisticated algorithms to”

    When someone describes themselves or their work to others as sophisticated, it conveys the opposite message. The people who’ve most impressed me in life have usually described themselves humbly.

  13. Interesting . . . Theodore Roosevelt IV
    Secretary of the Board
    Managing Director, Barclays Capital

    http://climaterealityproject.org/board-of-directors/

    “Taken together, these two PPAs provide Cape Wind with the critical mass to continue securing project financing,” said Theodore Roosevelt IV, Cape Wind’s Financial Advisor and Managing Director of Barclays”” http://barnstable-hyannis.patch.com/articles/state-approves-cape-wind-nstar-power-purchase-agreement

    and http://www.c2es.org/about/board/roosevelt

    then I saw . . Hurricane Sandy tests solar, wind. http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2012/1119/Are-renewables-stormproof-Hurricane-Sandy-tests-solar-wind.

    Interesting.

    . . . ok, ok!!! Well . . . at least to me.

  14. Coming from Gore, in truth it should be “Drop Reality – Spread BS, Destroy Democracy, Rake in Green.”

  15. I watched the whole video. Can I have my two minutes back?

    I took the survey but I doubt they will like my answers.

    One interesting note on the survey, questions 3 and 4 are the same question. To paraphrase, Did the video make you want to use the site (yes/no) I answered no.
    and
    If not why? My response: It made me want to avoid the site like the plague.

  16. I watched, and completed their online survey.

    I wonder, if I sign up to this then it would enable me to spot posts originating from the site. Then I could tell everyone on the blog that the person who posted the “copy and paste” is gaming the system. I am sure I would not have an impact alone, but with a few people looking out for this behaviour on the respective blogs they visit you never know…

    Just a thought.

  17. I agree with liz671. I am 80 and my dearest wish is to live long enough to see the AGW hypophysis (if the idea can be dignified by that term) shown to be the rubbish it is. I think my wish may be granted. David Chapman.

  18. LOL, 55 Twitter followers. That’s the right way to transform 4 billion world’s skeptics to alarmists, especially because most of the 55 followers are probably WUWT readers! ;-)

  19. You guys are being really unfair , don’t you know St Gore is finding his beach property a little small and so needs a bigger place and do you know how much a new Lear jet cost so that St Gore can travel to important green events in the comfort an style he deserves .

  20. Reality Drop Bombed.

    Big time!

    (Every year I think the arguments these people come up with can’t possibly get worse, and then I have to think again.)

  21. Ha ha I gave him some feedback but not what Albore was hoping for….

    He should pay per click to WUWT since he would be doing even worse without this helpful publicity……

  22. This is ridiculous. Gore & Co. aside, no fair-minded observer could stand such patronizing drivel for a moment. “Charge for the guns!” he said– oh, yeah?

  23. I really enjoyed the video (Thanks VP Gore)
    I think that I learned enough science from it to consider taking up a career as a climatologist.
    The survey was fun too. I particularly liked answering the same question twice. This feature is sadly absent in most online surveys.

  24. Done the survey but think they will like these answers
    8. How would you describe this site to someone who has never heard of it?
    The web version of what happens after you feed a dog a very hot curry

    10. When you used the site, what were the biggest barriers between you and a painless user experience?
    Eyes and too much intelligence

  25. What is that evil new type of software out there for generating and controlling bogus online personas: “Persona management software” – that’s it isn’t it. It took me presisely 1:21 seconds to figure out that is EXACTLY

  26. My, my, the more things change the more they stay the same. Substitute the “capitalist” with the “socialist” and what have you got? – The same glove on the other hand. I guess we are now the “revolutionaries”. Long live the revolution. (Apologies if it’s a bit long or OT)

    “This capitalist framework leads corporate media to misrepresent reality and create a completely alternate ideology that is inverted from the reality it supposedly represents. This capitalist ideology ‘is the expression of dominant class interests’ (Fuchs 2009: 390). Corporate media do not re-present information that is in the best interest of the masses. Rather, those ‘who lack the means of mental production’ (Marx & Engels MECW: 59) are subject to the ‘ideas of the ruling class’ (Marx & Engels MECW: 59). These forms of domination are ‘naturalized by the media and are portrayed as being unchangeable’ (Fuchs 2009: 391). In explaining his theory of hegemony, Gramsci argued that the masses agree to this domination by ‘refusing to resist, by hoping to gain advantages by supporting domination, or by not seeing through the presented lies so that, as a result, they consent to their own oppression’ (Fuchs 2009: 391).
    Independent media – particularly online media – have the possibility to subvert the corporate interests of capitalistic media (McChesney 2007). An alternative press, as conceptualized by Marx, serves as a ‘public watchdog, the tireless denouncer of those in power’ (Marx & Engels MEW: 231). However, such an investigative and antagonistic alternative media are only possible outside the parameters of profiteering. Egalitarian relationships, both within-media and between-media users, can unite individuals through common cause. Individuals and groups can ‘centralise the numerous local struggles, all of the same character, into one national struggle’ (Marx & Engels MECW: 493). The decentralized network of information exchange through the Internet poses a unique opportunity to circumvent mainstream, capitalistic media and realize the theory of a democratic, participatory medium, first put forth by Marx and Engles 150 years ago.”

  27. 3,142 total plays to date. Today there are 92 views. Just click on the stats underneath the video on the Vimeo site.

  28. Given that “big oil” is spending big money to flood comment streams on forums; how come I never get paid to post here? So who do the rest of you go to to get this big money??? (Classic line, pretend it’s big oil money that questions flawed science.)

    ;-))

  29. Anthony, have you noticed that the taxpayer funded NASA channel is pushing AGW in their kid’s programming? It’s slipped in occasionally during their various “lesson” sessions.

    If you can’t get the adults – go for the kids.

  30. There’s something even more curious about those stats. They got 11,600 hits from some site called arnworldsplash.arn.com but… only 6 loads. Six? 11,600 people clicked through to the site, but only SIX watched the video? SIX?

    So…. I tried to visit the site, and got this message:

    “The Web server you are attempting to reach has a list of IP addresses that are not allowed to access the Web site, and the IP address of your browsing computer is on this list.”

    Seriously? I’m on their blacklist? They know who I am? Right.

    So, off to a different computer on a completely different ISP. Same message. Wow.

    Anyone in a betting mood? Here’s my bet. There is no “black list” there is only a white list for specific computers that are allowed on the site. No way there’s thousands of them, that would be impractical. More likely there are only a few of them, and they are running bots.

    arnworldsplash.arn.com is a dummy site which has only one purpose. It exists for bots to hit it and from there link to the Reality Drop site, driving up that site’s traffic numbers. Whoever did the initial testing probably clicked the video link just to make sure the whole food chain was working right. The bots don’t do that part, so…. no more views of the video.

  31. 10. When you used the site, what were the biggest barriers between you and a painless user experience?

    The content.

  32. What is that evil new type of software out there for generating and controlling bogus online personae? – “Persona management software” – that’s it isn’t it? It took me precisely 1:21 seconds into the video to figure out that is EXACTLY what Reality Drop actually is: social management software designed to transform the participant into a ‘bot’ designed to “flood online comment streams” with information that they aggregate, filter, and supply to the participant. Evil.

    Maybe Algore’s problem is that people are smart enough to figure this out and don’t appreciate being made into tools – even if they DO happen to support his position. Either that or Reality Drop is the dumbest ‘game’ idea ever invented. Who really wants to be a “carbon crusher” or be an initiate into the “order of the green circle”? an eight year old???

    W^3

  33. I see a general pattern here. “Truth” has become a dirty word. Almost every weekend I have to answer the door to a couple characters (different each time) who attempt to hand me their church’s pamphlets and insist I must know “the truth”. I tell them I’ll buy everything except truth.

    So when I see somebody “spread truth” right in the opening, I know I can’t be bothered to look further. Isn’t that neat?

  34. Thanks Anthony for the friday night fun.Al’s going to go apeshit when he see’s my answers to his survey, all clean and proper mind you.thanks again

  35. Video watched, survey completed. I doubt my comments will see the light of day – not rude of course but hopefully scathing.
    Your sense of fun, Anthony, cheers me up no end.

  36. liz671 says:
    November 30, 2012 at 11:08 am

    One thing that we can be happy about. The fine efforts of Anthony Watts, Andrew Montford, Steve McIntyre and the rest are important, but all we really have to do is wait the alarmists out….
    ____________________________________
    I am afraid it is not that easy. The reason for the BIG CAGW LIE is to come up with a way to give the United Nations the RIGHT to directly tax the citizens of the world. The second reason is to provide a crisis that can not be handled on the national level. To provide “legitimacy” for a global government.

    “Global governance requires localising global issues”

    From Carroll Quigley to the UN Millennium Summit

    The fact that the director-general of the World Trade Organization is talking about implementing a system of global government similar to the EU openly and is targeting national sovereignty, scares the heck out of me.

    Director-General Pascal Lamy, in his address to the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry in Tokyo on 12 October 201: I see this as the contemporary form of multilateralism with notions of sovereignty being challenged by realities of interdependence.

    link

    link

    link

  37. now go and do a whois on the other domain names in the top ten and find out how many , apart form google.com , are projects run by : Pete Favat, Arnold Worldwide’s chief creative officer.

    ;)

  38. Am I the only one who feels that listening to someone speak at the same Time As the WORDS come UP on The SCREEN is like being spoken to by someone who simultaneously jabs his finger in my chest?

  39. In place of the video I have:
    The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.

    Maybe it doesn’t like dial-up, or the extra WUWT traffic is really straining their server.

    ===

    From Laurie Bowen on November 30, 2012 at 11:41 am:
    then I saw . . Hurricane Sandy tests solar, wind. http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2012/1119/Are-renewables-stormproof-Hurricane-Sandy-tests-solar-wind.

    I clicked your link, got page not found error.

    From another source I got a working link, and I see what the problem is, and it’s idiotic. The CS Monitor link ends with a period, which WordPress ignored when it auto-generated its link at your comment.

    Here’s the embedded version:
    Link.

    I was wondering how the windmills fared, the media has been strangely silent. I know the rotors can be locked during high winds, the blades turned for minimal profile. On the large very expensive models, not so much on the backyard versions. But since Sandy wasn’t a hurricane when it made landfall, it really wasn’t much of a test.

    Oh well, guess it’s a good thing that during a high wind event like Sandy, no one needed electricity from the windmills while gathering supplies and hunkering down or evacuating, especially from the backyard ones after the power lines were downed, nor has any electricity from those been needed in the weeks of waiting for the utilities to get their electricity hooked up again. Nothing but bright rainbows and rose-scented unicorn farts for that entire swath of the country, everyone is doing fine.

  40. Paul Jackson says:
    November 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Q: How would you describe this site to someone who has never heard of it?
    A: a nest of anti-human climate alarmists, with a defiant socialist overtones seeking to stifle legitimate scientific debate through social manipulation via astroturffing and shilling internet blog sites.
    ___________________________
    You were a lot kinder than I was.

  41. Wait a second – they’re going to post an aggregator that shows us every single climate story they’re trying to comment bomb, with pre-written comments to spam?

    Isn’t that giving us rational lukewarmists and skeptical freethinkers a target rich environment for refuting their specious arguments? Heck, I signed up for realitydrop.org, and can’t wait for the warmists to guide me to exactly where they’re posting bull pucky :)

  42. Please sir, What’s an Al Gore Rhythm? Is it something that gives you the Blues?

    Also, can someone please explain the difference between question 3 and question 4? When I filled in the survey they looked exactly the same but maybe I was missing something. Maybe my rhythms weren’t sufficiently allegorical.

  43. davidmhoffer says:
    November 30, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Me too. I suspect you’re right.

    Of course they now do have my IP and it’s static.

    DaveE.

  44. Done. Thank you Anthony for the opportunity. Next I think I’ll work on a song called “Drop kick old Al Gore through the goal posts of life”!

  45. Questions 3 and 4 are identical, so I answered Yes to 3 and No to 4. Great quality control – not.

  46. The reality drop idea of leaving your brain at the door and copy and pasting ‘approved’ comments in and of itself is very telling. We get enough of that already without a web-site like this to create more drones.

  47. Just got my Christmas bonus from “Big Oil and Big Coal”. I’m really going to enjoy it. Hope everyone here enjoys theirs as much.

    R R R I I I I I I G H T

    An honest question: Does anyone know of any funding from “Big Oil and Big Coal” going to skeptics? I know of considerable amounts going to renewables, and AGW projects, but none the other way.

  48. While it is odrous comparisoning to the sprangflowers of his burstday which was a viridable goddinpotty for the reinworms and the charlattinas and all branches of climatitis, it has been such a wanderful noyth untirely, with many regards to Maha’s pranjapansies.

  49. From David Chapman on November 30, 2012 at 11:44 am:
    I am 80 and my dearest wish is to live long enough…
    Ah-ha! So you’re one of those hogging more than their fair share of the average male life expectancy! Why are you trying to kill me off early?

    …to see the AGW hypophysis (if the idea can be dignified by that term) shown to be the rubbish it is.
    Already done here on WUWT and elsewhere. Belief is bottoming out, those who accept it have been largely deafened by the relentless CAGW drumbeating and don’t care about being proactive, they’ll just wait and see what it costs if it should ever be an issue.

    The crumbling foundation has been practically washed away by the flood of truth, ordinary people are too indifferent to support rebuilding it. All we’re doing now is waiting for the final collapse of The House of Gore. Bring a chair and some beer, we’re having a cookout.

  50. Users win points for sharing facts and eventually climb up the ranks of the game and earn Foursquare-like badges such as “Carbon Crusher,” “Shining Beacon,” and “Order of the Green Circle.”

    I see, like becoming a member of Scientology.

  51. From Alba on November 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm:
    Please sir, What’s an Al Gore Rhythm? Is it something that gives you the Blues?

    It’s part of the Al Gore Rhythm Method, which promises you’ll still have plenty of pleasure while saving you from the tribulations and heartache of caring for a growing net worth.

  52. richardscourtney says:
    … I completed the survey but I don’t think they will like my answers.

    I am sure they won’t appreciate my answers.
    Not impolite – but not a worshipper at the crazy world of albert gore, let’s say.

  53. Now this is really funny but maybe I am wrong,

    http://realitydrop.org/myths/40

    just had a look at the Reality drop website and it has myth busters, so it says “1934 was the hottest year on record in the U.S” and the myth buster is “1934 was actually the third-hottest year on record in the U.S. That’s also irrelevant, because it’s global temperatures that count”

    I thought it was 1936 that was the hottest year in the US.

  54. I can’t believe they’re not in there hiding that decline! I’m sure Al can turn those statistics into millions of support.

    Now how about this for a fun game: You are juggling the myths and religion of climate change. All the while real data and all sorts of observations are flying at you that are about to crush your myth. You have to think quick on your feet, hide the decline, manipulate the data, run smear campaigns, etc. to keep your religion alive.

  55. “Looking for an innovative way to dispel myths and spread science about climate change”

    Since they are doing what is akin to proving the earth is flat and the whole universe revolves around it, they really do need innovation to keep the scam alive.

    Now if AGW wasn’t a total scam, science alone would be enough. It always has been.

  56. It’s just as telling to check out the stats of the other Real Climate videos posted there.

    The “Announcing 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report” video currently has 76 plays. lol

    There’s a hockeystick Mann would be proud of: those 76 people turned into over 16 million.

  57. P. Solar says:
    November 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    now go and do a whois on the other domain names in the top ten and find out how many , apart form google.com , are projects run by : Pete Favat, Arnold Worldwide’s chief creative officer
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    And sure enough, it turns out that http://www.arn.com is Arnold Worldwide’s web site, where their revolving banner at the top lists Reality Drop as their creation. So:

    http://www.arn.com
    => creator of http://www.realitydrop.org
    http://www.arnworldsplash.com
    => creator of ~ 50% of the traffic
    => but only 0.3% of the video views

    Hey! Arnold Worldwide! If you’re going to be so brazen as to set up bots to make your customers think that they’re getting lots of traffic, you ought to program the stupid critters to actually watch the video too. How stupid do you think you’re customers are?

    Or were you paid by your client to create the fictitious traffic and your client was too stupid to ask for the pretend visitors to pretend to watch the video? Maybe you guys charge extra for that and they didn’t have enough money?

    Really Arnold Worldwide, you’ve got some high profile customers like Volvo and Progressive. Do you think itz such a good idea for it to be so easily seen that you seem to be manipulating site stats? You’d think that would be pretty easy for any competent internet marketing company to pull off. Hey! Were you guys involved in Al Gore’s 24 hour reality thing too? ‘cuz rumour has it there were bots aplenty involved in that one too and it seems like this is the kind of expertise you guys have….

  58. “What is really interesting is the comparison to the top “loads” leader, which has only 6 views compared to WUWT’s 999. More people from WUWT viewed Al’s video than anywhere else in the world. That’s gotta sting.”
    ==========
    Ummm,
    I think their counter stops at 999, the actual total is likely higher ??

  59. Maybe unethical – but if you go back and try to do the survey again – it won’t let you.

    Unless you delete browsing history – then you get a second chance to use words like ‘obscene’, ‘scandalous’, ‘totalitarian’ and ‘Uzbekistani standards’.
    Apologies to any Uzbeks reading this – UK political standards are – shall we say – not anything to get proud about – MPs fiddling expenses – and Mr Speaker [of restricted elevation] Bercow seemingly allowing – if not encouraging – the tax-payer being ripped-off, baying for a state controled press – to prevent revelations of the tax-payer being ripped off- and a resolute refusal to notice a deficit that, this year, will represent two thousand pounds of government borrowing – and spending [=wasting?] -for every man. woman and child in the country.
    Which we will have to repay. With interest.

    Politicians [self-snip]- and again!

  60. Really Arnold Worldwide, you’ve got some high profile customers like Volvo and Progressive.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Aw CR@P!
    They do Jack Daniels too.

    I was about to write emails to all of their customers telling them I was boycotting their products because of their association with Arnold Worldwide and why. But… itz Jack Daniels…. CR@P.

    Hey, is it moral and ethical of me to boycott all their other customers, but not JD?

  61. Jenn Oates says:
    November 30, 2012 at 11:32 am
    Bwahahahahahaahahah!
    I had fun with the survey. :)
    ==========================================================
    I had WAY TOO much fun with the survey !!
    We will hear calls that Anthony deliberately tried to derail the results !!

  62. What would happen if we all joined and started playing the game opposite the way they intended, ie – posting the truths about their alarmist claims? Would they shut the site down or just stick us in the “brown circle of shame”?

  63. The survey at the site asks:

    10. When you used the site, what were the biggest barriers between you and a painless user experience?

    To which I responded …

    A “painless user experience”? This is supposed to be a GAME. Gamers don’t do “painless”. If I wanted “painless”, I’d take out all my organs and suspend them in a bath of warm nutrient medium. I want “exciting” and “addictive” and “uncertain” and “interesting” and “intriguing” and “unpredictable”. Instead, you give me painless, and then emphasize the mistake by asking things like your Question #9 above.

    In Question 9 you ask if the text is too short, too long, or just right … whereas my answer is that the text is so often meaninglessly vague, and usually so scientifically incorrect, that in general the length of the text merely highlights the difference between a half pound of garbage and two pounds of garbage.

    I didn’t see that option on the choices for Question #9.

    I was gonna let the authors of the poll know what I was really thinking, but I decided to go easy on them, it’s clear that they came to the climate party on the short bus, so we need to cut them some slack …

    w.

  64. Auto:

    re your post at November 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    To be clear my answers were also polite. The reason I don’t think they would like my answers is because my answers refuted their falsehoods.

    Richard

  65. davidmhoffer says:
    November 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Arnold Worldwide from WIKI

    Arnold Worldwide is an advertising agency headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The agency has 16 offices in 15 countries, including Amsterdam, Boston, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, New York, Prague, São Paulo,[2] Shanghai, Sydney, Toronto and Washington DC.[3] The agency is part of Havas, a global advertising holding company based in France.[4]

    rnold Rosoff founded Arnold Worldwide, formerly Arnold & Co. and Arnold Communications, in 1946. Rosoff continued to serve as Chairman until his retirement in 1986. Upon retirement, Rosoff sold the agency to his employees. Ed Eskandarian acquired the agency in 1990. In 1995, Eskandarian, a former partial-owner of the Boston Red Sox,[5] sold Arnold to Snyder Communications. Havas acquired Snyder Communications in 2000.[6]

    Advertising Age ranked Arnold as the 19th largest American agency in 2005 with revenues of $114m.[7]

    After struggling to gain accounts earlier in the year, Arnold Worldwide won the Panasonic account at the end of 2009.[10] The agency hired Andrew Benett as CEO in February 2010[11] and had won eighteen new client accounts by the end of the year, earning them the “2010 Comeback Agency of the Year” title from Ad Age.[12] In 2011, Ad Age chose Arnold as one of 10 agencies to be included on its annual Agency A-List. The Delaney Report, an industry newsletter, declared Arnold Worldwide “Best Ad Agency in the Nation” for the third quarter of 2010 as a result of their “strong new business track record.”….

    I wonder how much of that “Best Ad Agency in the Nation” and their “strong new business track record.” is built on bot attack counting? Snicker

    It looks like the Gorical may have been flimflammed. Snicker Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

  66. “Reality Drop,” relies on sophisticated algorithms. One meaning of sophisticated is “falsified by the use of sophistry; misleading by means of specious fallacies”.

    Rather sums up the whole global warming thing, doesn’t it?

  67. Anthony, you realize that you’ve just shot this POS site to the stratosphere. A reality drop has already been done from there and it was watched by 8 million live on Youtube alone, let alone all the other outlets. Feel humble and unimportant, Al Gore.

  68. Willis Eschenbach says:
    November 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    ================
    Please explain what a “short bus” is.

  69. Gail Combs;
    I wonder how much of that “Best Ad Agency in the Nation” and their “strong new business track record.” is built on bot attack counting? Snicker
    It looks like the Gorical may have been flimflammed. Snicker Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    I’m not sure which would be worse. The ad agency flim flamming their customers, or the agency getting caught flim flamming the public on behalf of their customers? Not that ad agencies don’t flim flam the public as a matter of course, but getting caught red handed is another matter.

    There’s a car ad running right now with words to the effect of “go anywhere versatility, all season capability”. OK, that’s flim flam because it is meaningless. You can’t call it out because you can’t even say for certain what the heck they are claiming. But fabricating site visits using bots? That’s pretty blatant.

  70. I found the problem!
    Right on the Arnold World site!

    http://arn.com/item/cannes-fixing-advertisings-talent-crisis-campaign

    Fixing Advertising’s Talent Crisis
    The purpose of this campaign was to advertise a speech given by Arnold Worldwide Global CEO Andrew Benett, centered around the “Talent Crisis” in advertising. The crisis as he defines it revolves around improper training and under-appreciation of employees
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    There you have it folks! They couldn’t grub up enough talent to drive traffic so they used bots instead!

    I guess the improper training thing is about programmers who don’t know how to hide the use of bots?

  71. u.k.(us) says:
    November 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    Willis Eschenbach says:
    November 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    ================
    Please explain what a “short bus” is.
    ===============================================
    In America, the short bus is used to transport children with “special” needs.
    It is about a 1/3 of the size of a regular school bus.

  72. liz671 says on November 30, 2012 at 11:08 am
    Stonyground says:
    I see the big oil and big coal lie is being trotted out again.

    Author’s note: By this post, I do not intend to equate 9/11 with climate denial. I am merely noting the rush to conspiracy by the credulous.

    It’s interesting, when something incredible happens, such as a band of dedicated amateurs destroy 3000 lives in a coordinated attack on 9/11, or when a band of dedicated amateurs rebel against a fraudulent, government supported, scientific theory, the world clamors “Conspiracy!” because they cannot believe the possibility of the apparently impossible; therefore, it must be a highly-paid conspiracy.

  73. richardscourtney says:

    November 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Auto:

    re your post at November 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    To be clear my answers were also polite. The reason I don’t think they would like my answers is because my answers refuted their falsehoods.

    Richard
    === === ===
    Richard, thanks for your response.
    You merely thought they wouldn’t like your answers – which I am sure were polite, as you always are.
    I am absolutely positive they wouldn’t like mine [even though I was polite, which I almost always am . . . ] – denying their premise and heaping opprobrium on them.
    Have a brilliant week-end!

  74. I guess the improper training thing is about programmers who don’t know how to hide the use of bots?
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Hey, what you guys need is come consulting services. With some dead simple Artificial Intelligence techniques, you can make those bots create statistics indistinguishable from actual human beings. My billing rate is $400/hour and it will take me 30 minutes to explain how to do this, a cost to you of…. My billing rate is $400/hour and it will take me 400 hours to do this. It will seem like there’s only 30 minutes of effort on my part, the rest is… um… documentation. Why yes, of course, documentation! As staff turns over (which apparently is very high in your industry) you’ll want complete and thorough documentation of everything we discuss in that 30 minutes for new staff to refer to.

    Please let me know….

  75. Anthony,
    Many thanks for posting this one. I haven’t had this much fun mocking the alarmawarmascarist machine in months!

  76. That video is so banal, that not even “Climate Progress” or “DeSmogBlog” have puff peices on it. I searched both sites to check!

  77. GeneDoc said on November 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm:
    Data are plural.
    But datums easily get scared when alone, so we call them data so they think they’re a group and don’t get frightened.

  78. These guys are a hoot!

    From their own promotion of themselves on their own website:

    Arnold Worldwide (herinafter reffered to as….oops, conflict with the initials, I’ll just call them Arny for short)
    Agile Creativity
    Check out our own Global Chief Digital Officer Matt Howell in the new Think with Google “Agile Creativity” project intro video.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    REPLY. Well I tried, but uhm…. there’s no link to the video on your web site. Whose screw up is that? Oh wait, there’s a link at the bottom to Google’s web site. Turns out this Agile Creativity thing you guys are shooting your mouths off about is a Google thing, not your thing. I see it now, Google has a video, must be the one you are referring to where your “Chief Digital Officer” is one of about 20 interviewed and gets two 7 second quotes in? Yeah, you must be very proud…

    Arny;
    Ad execs are reinventing their business models with a focus on agility. What can you do to be more flexible and faster?
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    REPLY: Uhm…. bots?

    Arny;
    “Instead of just putting ideas in a presentation, we are showing how they would work by mocking up something physical to make it feel tangible.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    REPLY: Yes! Bots!

    Arny;
    Especially with media that clients are not as used to as TV, you have to invest in the sales pitch of an idea,” explains Howell.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Yes! It takes a lot of effort to make those bots make you look like you are doing your job!

  79. Filled in the survey.

    All of my write in answers about the Reality Drop site contained words like ‘pseudo-science’.

    A challenge to Reality Drop site visitors: try to use the words ‘adult’ and ‘professional’ in a sentence about the Reality Drop site without feeling the need to take a shower.

    John

  80. Here is a reality drop that will leave them stunned , not only do the emails show SHELL , BHP , WERE funding them but Rockefella funds them too , and he is the biggest oil mamn of all , its great to get a high price on your product . But this ” will wake you all up to the reality: Govt. Documents Link Global Warming to Advanced Military Climate Modification Technologyhttp://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/11/26/government-documents-link-global-warming-to-advanced-military-climate-modification-technology/ Follow all the links to the documents .

  81. Ring! Ring!
    (click) This is Arnyworld Customer Service, how may we help you?
    Caller: Yeah! This is Al Gore! What’s this cr@p about my traffics stats being faked?
    (click) Can you describe the problem please?
    Caller: I just told you! Itz all over the news that my web site results are fake!
    (click) I’m writing this all down. We will look into it an get back to you as soon as we can.
    Caller: Are you freaking kidding me? Didn’t you hear what I just said? You guys have been ripping me off!
    (click) I’m writing this all down. We will look into it and get back to you as soon as we can.
    Caller: BLEEP BLEEP your BLEEP boss on the phone right now or I’ll BLEEP your BLEEP and BLEEP down your BLEEP BLEEP neck!
    (click) I’m writing this all down. We will look into it and get back to you as soon as we can.
    Caller: BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP!
    (click)
    (click)
    (bzzt)
    (click) This is Arnyworld Customer Service, how may we help you?
    Caller: I’m talking to a BLEEPing bot, aren’t I?
    (click) Can you describe the problem please?

  82. I give them 10 out of 10 for there relentless effort in trying to spread the global warming fraud ,they must be on there knees buy now god bless them because[ they know not what they are doing]

  83. http://realitydrop.org/myths/88

    “Who should you trust about climate change? Climate experts? Or veterinarians and electrical engineers?

    “97% of expert climate scientists agree that climate change is happening now and that humans are largely to blame. It turns out that very few of the 31,000+ people who signed the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine’s petition are climate experts. The signatories include only 9,029 scientists with Ph.D.s and only 39 who were trained specifically in climatology. The list includes veterinarians and more than 2,000 electrical engineers. That’s a little like asking a plumber to assess repair plans for your leaky roof.”

    As an electrical engineer, I’m offended. Anyway, “roof plumber” is a legitimate trade, at least here in Australia!

  84. My comment in response to the survey:

    I would describe it as a desperate attempt to portray in the best possible light a scientific theory that has rapidly diminishing credibility among both scientists and the public at large. Rather than engage the substantive scientific problems posed by the theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming, this product seeks to enlist the idealism of uninformed citizens to spread propaganda. Despite being a lifelong environmentalist, I cannot endorse such a product.

  85. My comment in the survey:

    I would describe it as a desperate attempt to portray in the best possible light a scientific theory that has rapidly diminishing credibility among both scientists and the public at large. Rather than engage the substantive scientific problems posed by the theory of Anthropogenic Global warming, this product seeks to enlist the idealism of uninformed citizens to spread propaganda. Despite being a lifelong environmentalist, I cannot endorse such a product.

  86. Alba says:
    November 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Please sir, What’s an Al Gore Rhythm? Is it something that gives you the Blues?

    Also, can someone please explain the difference between question 3 and question 4? When I filled in the survey they looked exactly the same but maybe I was missing something. Maybe my rhythms weren’t sufficiently allegorical.

    I pulled a Captain Kirk on them. I answered one Yes and one No.

    Uh oh, I might have made the Internet explode.

  87. Niff laments mightily on November 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm:
    Its gone already. Pulled down. What did they say that was so embarrassing? How do I look it up on the Internet archive thingy?

    Umm, Niff? The problem with that link was explained back in my previous comment, where I provided a working version.

  88. J. Philip Peterson says:
    November 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    “Bob Long, You might want to frequent WUWT to get educated. All points of view are exposed here.”

    I do frequent WUWT. I don’t understand what you think I was saying. What do you think I need to be educated about?

  89. I enjoyed filling in their survey.

    I doubt if they will enjoy my responses assuming there are people at “Climate Drop” with 8th grade reading skills. Clearly they don’t have anyone with an education in the “Hard Sciences”.

  90. Wow, I just went on their site, and decided just for fun to look at some of the ‘Climate Myths’

    At the bottom of MANY of them (not all, but a lot that I sampled), it says:

    “Adapted from © John Cook and Skeptical Science.

    . .now why shouldn’t that surprise me also . . !

    What a joke that site is . . .

  91. That question that asked (paraphrasing) what you thought would have helped you achieve a painless experience in using the video?

    I answered, “A thick condom”.

  92. Well, I claim the odd distinction of being a WUWT regular who wasn’t in the least bit interested in Al Gore’s gaslighting propaganda

  93. Matthew W says:
    November 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    u.k.(us) says:
    November 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    Willis Eschenbach says:
    November 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    ================
    Please explain what a “short bus” is.
    ===============================================
    In America, the short bus is used to transport children with “special” needs.
    It is about a 1/3 of the size of a regular school bus.
    ++++++++++++++++++
    You missed the point, an error on my part.

  94. That question that asked (paraphrasing) what you thought would have helped you achieve a painless experience in using the video?

    I answered: A visit to the dentist.

  95. You’ve done it again – There were zero views all last week – over 750 today : WUWT accounts for 700 “theoretically – Assuming WUWT is actually responsible for ALL these views, 50 people linked onto one of the other links and played the video from there giving false credit

  96. Anthony, does this source back to a post I made Nov 17 at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/11/16/announcing-the-launch-of-climatedialogue-org/ ?

    “Will climatedialogue.org (and WUWT and all web media concerning climate) have filters to tackle the new Al Gore funded propaganda/spam platform?

    See http://realitydrop.org/about

    “Spread truth, destroy denial” is their logo and it’s presented as a tool which constantly aggregates all climate websites and blogs for members, presents them with a pre-written text to counter any information detected that’s anti-AGW, and awards points if they copy and paste it into blogs or other social media.

    Examples … http://realitydrop.org/myths

    It’s ideal for AGW believers who don’t have a clue about the science and/or are incapable of writing a coherent argument.

    This is the stuff Goebbels used to dream about.”

    Did 999 of you guys read my message and follow the link? I’d hate to think I contributed to most of the “success” of Al’s new spam platform. To prove my comments are always worth listening to :-), and if you’re not already onto it, I’d recommend David Stockwell’s latest posting at http://landshape.org/enm/santer-climate-models-are-exaggerating-warming-we-dont-know-why/

  97. I want to be in The Order of The Green Circle, if it has to do with pistachio ice cream. If there is an Order of The Brown Circle, and it has to do with chocolate ice cream, then I want to be in that one too.

  98. I clicked on to watch the video and just then my wife walked in the room. Since she to talk I went to click pause but somehow clicked mute instead. Technically, I did play the video so does that count or do I have to go back and actually listen to it?
    btw, I took the survey so I’ll talk a half credit and not have to go back to re-watch and listen.
    cn

  99. GeneDoc says:
    November 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    Data are plural.

    ==============
    Fwiw – From a US Dictionary source Version 2.1.3 (80.4):

    data |ˈdatə; ˈdātə|
    noun [treated as sing. or pl. ]
    facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis.

    USAGE Data was originally the plural of the Latin word : datum, ‘something (e.g., a piece of information) given.’
    Data is now used as a singular where it means ‘information’: : this data was prepared for the conference.
    It is used as a plural in technical contexts and when the collection of bits of information is stressed: : all recent data on hurricanes are being compared. Avoid : datas and : datae, which are false plurals, neither English nor Latin.

  100. WUWT now very close to half the total plays of the video.

    Let’s sum up Al Gore’s pulling power 2 weeks into a global campaign:
    - 2,320 plays
    - 74 followers on Vimeo (3 following)
    - 56 followers on Twitter (2 following)
    - 6 tweets (all responses)
    - 3 likes
    - 0 comments

    Where did all those 16 million viewers go?

  101. My answers:
    8. How would you describe this site to someone who has never heard of it?
    Bollocks

    10. When you used the site, what were the biggest barriers between you and a painless user experience?
    No beer

  102. Also took the survey, they ain’t gonna like it!

    Q10. When you used the site, what were the biggest barriers between you and a painless user experience?

    A: Incredulity.

  103. Lonanlad says can someone not take Gore and his like and lock them up and throw away the key, a long time since I’ve watched such rubbish

  104. My answer to the question “How would I describe the site..?”
    Hilarious :- a content and fact free propaganda site, therefore an excellent example of CO2 alarmism without basis in scientific facts.

  105. Took the survey. I’d be surprised if anyone associated with that setup could stay within the lines of a coloring book… that, and most of their crayons are missing and the remaining 4 are broken.

  106. redc says:
    December 1, 2012 at 12:42 am

    WUWT now very close to half the total plays of the video.

    Let’s sum up Al Gore’s pulling power 2 weeks into a global campaign….
    Where did all those 16 million viewers go?
    ____________________________________________
    They are not needed any more. The 16 million viewers will have already been reported as the “Overwhelming popular concern about CAGW” at the Doha Climate Change Conference.

    It is all Blue Smoke and Mirrors.
    #1. False crisis is manufactured
    #2. All out Media propaganda blitz
    #3. Rigged ‘Polls’ showing ‘public concern’
    #4. Politicians responding to the ‘public concern’ with new laws written by corporate/banker lobbyists.

    Some how the new laws always generate lots of $$$ for the politically connected and often make matters worse. The individual thinks to himself that he is the only one who was opposed to the law and shrill Politically Correct activists make sure any dissenters are humiliated and shunned.

    The only difference this time is WUWT and the rest of the skeptic blogs where the dissenters find they are not quite the minority they thought they were.

    Rochester Business Journal November 30, 2012

    Nearly two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are concerned about climate change, which has been the focus of much discussion since Superstorm Sandy.

    http://www.rbj.net/article.asp?aID=193305

    After Sandy, Poll Shows GOP Faces Growing Environmental Divide with Voters
    results show the dramatic impact 2012′s extreme weather has had across party lines, with half of Republicans, 73 percent of independents and 82 percent of Democrats saying they’re worried about the growing cost and risks of extreme weather disasters fueled by climate change. It’s a major change from our December 2009 poll, which showed two-thirds of Republicans and nearly half of political independents saying they were ‘not at all concerned’ about global climate change and global warming. The political climate has shifted and members of Congress need to catch up with their constituents.

    Even Rasmussen Reports Poll: 68 Percent of Americans Call Global Warming a Serious Threat

    However as usual the left leaning media ‘lied by omission’ s A news poll indicates that 68 percent of voters believe global warming is a concern, but they are split on whether believing global warming is caused by man’s actions on earth.

    The Media Hype on Sandy really won the day for the CAGW activists. I wonder how happy people are going to be when they see all that money disappear down the gullet of the ‘rich’ and politically connected.

  107. Michael Mann, eat your heart out! This is the real stuff as far as hockeysticks are concerned, and its from a real Noble-prize winner too. You have been double had.

    Thanks for the laughs, Antony, I needed it.
    And you have invented a new trick to hide the decline!

  108. I could find no fault with the video except its content – and the goal of those who made it (and their motives).

  109. Mr Watts(& co.), Hilarious!! Did you see the crap on ABC news last night about 2012 being a “record hurricane year”? I turned it off.

  110. A few posts talk of pity for Al and the Warmistas because they look silly here. Never pity a dangerous enemy. Never. Understand his motives and intentions. I’m 52 YO. This is the biggest socialist push in the West that I have ever seen. Diligence, not pity.

  111. I feel a bit sorry for Al, somehow the realitydrop[dot]org video hasn’t caught on. All that clean green climate ca$h for 3 likes and 0 comments.

    It could be a naming problem, here are some unregistered alternatives:
    - truthdrop[dot]org
    - factsdrop[dot]org
    - actualitydrop[dot]org
    - consensusdrop[dot]org
    - manbearpigdrop[dot]org
    - dirtyweatherdrop[dot]org
    - crazedsexpoodledrop[dot]org

    ;)

  112. RobRoy says:
    December 1, 2012 at 6:23 am
    “Mr Watts(& co.), Hilarious!! Did you see the crap on ABC news last night about 2012 being a “record hurricane year”? I turned it off.”

    Interestingly, no autumn storms in Germany. Unusual.

  113. Pete of Perth says:
    December 1, 2012 at 12:58
    …10. When you used the site, what were the biggest barriers between you and a painless user experience?
    No beer
    You Aussies are great. I love you guys.

  114. RobRoy says:
    December 1, 2012 at 6:32 am

    A few posts talk of pity for Al and the Warmistas because they look silly here. Never pity a dangerous enemy. Never. Understand his motives and intentions. I’m 52 YO. This is the biggest socialist push in the West that I have ever seen. Diligence, not pity.
    ________________________________
    You are correct.
    Given how the regulating class (They are not ‘socialist’ that is just a convient mask) has come out of the closet about what there long term goals are, I am afraid that a world government is pretty much a done deal. With luck the Chinese and Russians are going to kill it but I doubt it. Australia and the EU have already fallen and the USA is on the cliffs edge. The EU BTW is the template for what they are planning.

    As the world emerges from one of the worst economic crises in recent history, there is need for an organization that can provide measures of global governance. But that is a difficult task, raising issues of distance, legitimacy and power-sharing. Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, outlines the lessons that the world can learn from Europe….

    The European Union is the story of a desired, defined and organized interdependence between states.

    http://www.theglobalist.com/storyid.aspx?StoryId=8216

  115. I’ve just had a look at the “Reality Drop” website’s “Climate Myths” section, and my jaw is hanging open from the sheer idiocy of much of the text describing each alleged myth. Surely there should be a complimentary site that mirrors each of the claims but with REAL science instead of the claptrap I’m reading there now?

    I’m just throwing the idea out there for what it’s worth. If there are any net-savvy users out there that are thinking of doing this, I would gladly help…

  116. Anthony, Watched the video (it was somewhat painful) and left a comment which thay probably won’t keep posted for long. It’s amazing what some folks believe as fact.

  117. You realise the sites not live yet? I suspect the reason WUWT accounts for most the traffic is that most other people wouldn’t be directing there members to an in production web site that doesn’t even yet allow you to login.

  118. RobRoy says:
    December 1, 2012 at 6:32 am
    “A few posts talk of pity for Al and the Warmistas because they look silly here. Never pity a dangerous enemy. Never. Understand his motives and intentions. I’m 52 YO. This is the biggest socialist push in the West that I have ever seen. Diligence, not pity.”

    Soap box on:
    Amen. the AGW scam is just one front by which they (general term to describe the greedy control mongers, alias: psychopathic narcissist) forge on. Apathy is on the side of the advancement of misinformation along with a total and intentional brainwashing from the mainstream media, K-12 and higher ed. Hang onto to the freedom within the internet, as we see in Syria, and San Fransisco, when it is of their (as in “they”) choosing, bye bye electronic communication.

    My guess is a taxation on email and internet sights and other “fairness” schemes” that will turn the internet into a rich mans sport, forcing the poor to only the over the airways media, which is also being used to suppress the sheeple. Example is the cost of “energy will necessarily have to increase” to the point that the average wage earner has to way out the expense of traveling to the work place. Maslow’s theory will drive the increasing dependency on big brother.

    The video posted here is another example of what seems laughable, but in truth is dangerous to those who buy into the underlying purpose.
    Soap box off.

    Thank WUWT site for being upstanding in the search for truth and civil discussion in many fronts of science.

  119. jaypan says:
    December 1, 2012 at 7:29 am
    “This is well worth reading and should be widely distributed.
    A masterpiece in manipulation, and shame on the politicians who swallowed it.”
    Philip Peake says:
    November 30, 2012 at 10:57 am

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/fourteen_is_the_new_fifteen.html

    No kidding! Above I posted the ICAO Standard. Any so called “climate expert” who wittingly or otherwise uses another figure as a base for comparison should be called out.

  120. Maybe in regard to “Standard Atmosphere” the atmosphere reference page could post. As pointed out, wikipedia has already bastardized the figure.

  121. Actually, wikipedia does have Standard Atmosphere temp correct. Ooops on the one page I missed read (I have been told by my flight surgeon I now need glasses, everything is auto, auto take off, auto pilot, auto land… who needs glasses? Just kidding). But for the sake of gate keeping such insidious behavior from Hansen et al should be exposed.

  122. davidmhoffer says:
    November 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    “Really Arnold Worldwide, you’ve got some high profile customers like Volvo and Progressive.”

    .Right on….and Progressive is a big donor to Obama…and how about Progressive selling the numb brain sheeple those little tracking devices to plug into the auto computer to track driving…and …just use your imagination. :) Today’s kids have a no idea what is about to strike, and won’t recognize it as it really is (little gestapo brats?)

  123. This is great. Now whenever I press on the toilet handle to dispose of a “reality drop” I can think of Al Gore…..

  124. oblongau says:

    November 30, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    J. Philip Peterson says:
    November 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I think J.Phillip misunderstood. Carrying some baggage, perhaps?

  125. John says:

    December 1, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Congratulations, John. You win turd of the week for being the only gore-fed idiot to come to his rescue.
    Still the best belly laugh I’ve had in a long time.

  126. So, let me see if I have this straight:

    This video (and, apparently, project) CLAIMS that “big fossil fuel” is gaming the system by planting false information everywhere that climate is discussed. And, this video then goes on to propose that the response to this is to…. game the system by planting Al Gore’s information (which is demonstrably false) everywhere that climate is discussed?

    And, as an added insult to the intellect of anyone already brainwashed into it, their incentive to participants is to make it an online game, with points? Where the most points wins? What do they win?

    Frankly, if there is no oversight or legal precedent for this kind of BLATANT manipulation of media and opinions, THERE SHOULD BE. This entire “reality drop” thing is SO repugnant, SO over the top, SO manipulative, that if it’s not breaking a law, then laws should be created so it is – and throw everyone involved into prison.

    I have never, EVER seen any “truth” or scientific idea that needs armies of brainwashed twits to go around manipulating every discussion about it. And I never ever want to, ever again.

    Anyone skimming through the comments without actually watching the video, go watch the video. THIS IS THE ENEMY – and not just the enemy of WUWT or Skeptics, but the enemy of OUR ENTIRE CIVILIZATION. The thought that the person behind this was almost President should make every thinking person fall to their knees and thank GOD for the intervention, even if they’re an atheist.

  127. Willis,
    I have no patience for the pedants of politically correct language. And I’m sure you did not intend to dis anyone but the authors of the poll. But I feel impelled to mention that a lot of kids on the short bus are pretty bright. I taught one once who, though socially autistic, was quite possibly better informed on science themes than any student I ever had. We wound up referring him to the GATE program.

  128. Frankly, if there is no oversight or legal precedent for this kind of BLATANT manipulation of media and opinions, THERE SHOULD BE. This entire “reality drop” thing is SO repugnant, SO over the top, SO manipulative, that if it’s not breaking a law, then laws should be created so it is – and throw everyone involved into prison. [CodeTech 2:29pm]

    While I understand your outrage, I couldn’t disagree with you more about your solution. Law is the last thing needed here. Be sure, eventually it would be used against YOU. Don’t give the bast4rds further weapons to subdue free men.

    There’s far too much law already. Besides, they’re busy hanging themselves. Don’t interrupt them.

  129. RobRoy says:
    December 1, 2012 at 6:23 am

    “Mr Watts(& co.), Hilarious!! Did you see the crap on ABC news last night about 2012 being a “record hurricane year”? I turned it off.”

    IIRC, NOAA says that there were 19 named storms this year, which is a record, but the number of named hurricanes is average and the number of major hurricanes (3 and above) is 3, half the average of six.

  130. Eddie says:
    December 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Always treat as suspect anyone presuming the monopoly on ‘truth’ or ‘reality’
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    What do you want? Ol’ Al studied to be a preacher.

    Of course he never managed to graduate Gore enrolled in Vanderbilt Divinity School where, according to Bill Turque, author of “Inventing Al Gore,” he received F’s in five of the eight classes he took over the course of three semesters.

  131. highflight56433 says:
    December 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    …and how about Progressive selling the numb brain sheeple those little tracking devices to plug into the auto computer to track driving….
    ____________________________________
    And people wonder why all my vehicles are 20 plus years of age.

  132. “Gore enrolled in Vanderbilt Divinity School where, according to Bill Turque, author of “Inventing Al Gore,”…. Darn, messed up the link for the quote.

  133. John Archer says:
    December 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    There’s far too much law already. Besides, they’re busy hanging themselves. Don’t interrupt them.

    When someone has been hanging themselves (metaphorically) for thirty years, and not only are they not done but they are gaining (legal and fiscal) steam, it may be time for a strategy other than “wait.”

    While we certainly don’t need new ‘speech laws,” at some point the other f-word (fraud) has to come into play.

    On the other hand, I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that nobody ever takes serious problems seriously enough to actually deal with them. People seem to prefer having a bogeyman to ending one.

  134. A little Schadenfreude won’t hurt. However, before we go into Hallelujah mode…

    No politician or bureaucrat is going to even look at the stats for Drop Reality, but they are unlikely to ignore things like this:

    http://www.singfortheclimate.com/EN/default.aspx

    It is also instructive to keep this quote from Edward Bernays in mind:

    “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.” (Edward Bernays, Propaganda, 1928)
    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bernays

    Bernays, a nephew of Sigmund Freud, made a fortune telling governments and corporations how to “pull the wires which control the public mind.” Some of his most successful tricks were to use experts (scientists, doctors, engineers) to get the intended message across and to make sure the message was reported as “news” rather than “advertizing” or “propaganda”. With respect to climate or any other subject, politicians and bureaucrats do not care whether the science is settled or not. For them, it is enough that the propaganda is settled.

  135. In the last 8 years, Algore’s fortune has grown from $2 million to over $100 million. How many of you have done as well? I’d love to do that simply by lying, or being ignorant.
    Gandalf

  136. Juan Slayton says:
    December 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Willis,
    I have no patience for the pedants of politically correct language. And I’m sure you did not intend to dis anyone but the authors of the poll. But I feel impelled to mention that a lot of kids on the short bus are pretty bright. I taught one once who, though socially autistic, was quite possibly better informed on science themes than any student I ever had. We wound up referring him to the GATE program.

    Agreed, my thanks.

    w.

  137. I can’t believe that amateurish video was produced by professionals. The more people see that piece of crap the better, I say.

  138. John Archer:

    This is on a scale of genocide… and while I recognize that this exact same sort of manipulation has been going on for centuries, it’s a LOT easier to see now that this much communication is happening online.

    I have never been part of an organized disinformation campaign, and never will be. Such things should be subject to the same sort of legal consequences as pyramid schemes are. Both are equally provable in a court of law.

    It seems clear that this goes over the top, even to the people it’s targeted at… as they’re staying away in droves. Even if this was for a cause that I fervently believed in, if someone was doing this for something I believed in, I would back stopping it. Attempting to mobilize large numbers of useful idiots was successfully used by who?

    Of course, nobody so used believes that THEY are the useful idiots… it’s always their opponents…

    No – I disagree that this gives the enemy more ammunition to block free speech, because it’s NOT free speech. This is the same as spreading a virus among computers and using millions of them for a DOS attack. That’s unlawful, and attempting to program people to spew your canned message should also be.

    Hmm… what would a suitable punishment be?

  139. I am somewhat shocked to see that Eric Grimsrud is not on here. He has devoted a whole section on his blog to his encounters on WUWT in which he gives this appraisal of some of the participants here.
    ”These goons have a name they apply to well-educated and experienced scientists who post at WUWT – they call them “trolls”. The three goons that were apparently assigned “take care of” me whenever I posted a comment had the website names, Richardscourtney, Davidmhoffer, and D Boehm. From what I could determine (none of these gentlemen could provide a scientific resume), one is a lobbyist for the coal industries, another described himself as a “business man”, and the other, as far as I could tell possesses no scientific or social skills, whatsoever. Indeed, he appears to be a truly professional goon.”

    http://ericgrimsrud.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/watts-up-at-the-deniers-leading-web-site/

    Get on his blog and issue some opinions and see how far you get with this mindless hypocrite who, on top of that, knows nothing about the science that he brainwashed unsuspecting students who were unfortunate enough to have to take a class from him.

  140. I have found that from my involvement with folks that believe this hoax called anthropogenic global warming that they actually do need ”talking points” because almost all of them are incapable of forming an opinion on the subject using their own logic and knowledge about the earth and its climate mainly because they have not cared enough about the subject to have ever really looked up anything regarding it on their own but take their clues from clueless charlatans like Al Gore and some others who hope to profit from this scam. This movie is a great example of everything that is rotten about the alarmist and their agenda

  141. “The Science is Settled…” So that must mean that 97% of climate sientists are now redundant: so we can stop funding research into something that the scientists have obviously indicated doesn’t need researching any more…

  142. J Doug Swallow:

    Thankyou for your post at December 1, 2012 at 10:39 pm.

    I will not sully myself by visiting the web site of the egregious Grimsrud so I appreciate your information. And I point out to others that his web site has similar worth to himself so is best ignored.

    To be vilified by Grimsrud (who is, as you say a “mindless hypocrite”) can only be a compliment, so I am truly thankful for the information.

    Richard

  143. Earn points being a copy and paste “pseudo-intellectual”.

    That’s the appeal to followers. They get to feel like they are the smartest person in the room.

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