Demand Investigation of the UAH Shooting!

Guest opinion by Leo Goldstein

Dr. John Christy, Alabama state climatologist and atmospheric science professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, points to bullet holes in the side of the building containing his office. Christy believes the floor he works on may have been “targeted” by people objected to his prominence as a climate change skeptic. (Lee Roop/lroop@al.com)

Like everyone here, I am outraged by the terrorist attack of Dr. John Christy’s office at the University of Alabama (UAH) that followed the so-called “March for Science” (the MfS) where third-sort actors and copywriters pretended to be scientists. I share Dr. Roy Spencer’s frustration about the unwillingness of the local police to investigate this attack and his hope that FBI would investigate. We are now in the “week of action,” declared by the same shadowy forces that organized the MfS. A larger and more disorderly “People’s Climate March” is scheduled for April 29, with riots expected on May 1. The invented “climate crisis” is just a pretext for a power grab, a pretext justifying collusion with foreign powers and political parties.

The investigation of the UAH shooting should start from the top, not from the bottom. The shooter(s) might be hard to find. They might be domestic terrorists or international terrorists. We have no idea whether they acted on behalf of a larger organization, or were just lone wolves inflamed by climate alarmist and/or anti-Trump rhetoric. In any case, a connection to the MfS is very likely. Starting from the top means starting with the MfS organizers and funders.

What do we know about the top MfS organizers? Only one thing: they do not want to be known. MfS publishes neither its physical address nor names of its directors or officers. It does not even tell whether it is incorporated. The MfS National Committee and Steering Committee consist of apparently front men and women. The MfSdonations page says:

“The March for Science applied for non profit C3 status in February but is still awaiting final approval. Until that time, we are using Science Debate as a fiscal sponsor to accept tax deductible donations.”

The top MfS organizers can be anybody, from John Podesta to Bill McKibben. I wonder whether the MfS partners and low level operatives know who they are, or even care to know. But, such subterfuge combined with the large scale of operations and potential for physical violence reveals the guilty mind (mens rea) of the top MfS organizers.

Have the top MfS organizers committed any guilty act (actus reus) beyond their suspected connection to the UAH shooting? In my opinion, the answer is yes. I think there is sufficient evidence to investigate and to indict them for obstruction of justice. The MfS website instructs immigrants participating in the march to refuse cooperation and even communication with law enforcement. It does this byincorporating Guides from the notorious National Lawyers Guild. These Guides do not differentiate between the citizens and non-citizens, or between the legal and illegal immigrants. From one of the guides, 8 WAYS TO PREPARE if Traveling to Washington, DC for Marches or Actions:

“CONSIDER WHAT ID TO BRING. Carefully consider what identity documents you bring on your trip.”

This is obviously addressing criminals with multiple IDs. Applied to the UAH shooting, that might mean to use one ID to buy FN P90 (one of the few weapons chambered for 5.7mm cartridge) and another ID when going to the march.

“CREATE A PHONE TREE Create a phone tree that you can activate in the event that your vehicle is detained. There should be a designated ‘on call’ member … This ‘on call’ member is then responsible for activating other members of the phone tree.”

This is an instruction for the participants to form cells and to act as lookouts for criminals!

“In addition to the tips on the reverse side of this page, we urge you to contact organizations who have a strong history in direct action.”

The euphemism “direct action” covers a broad range of activities from innocent trespass to terrorism.

“LET THE DRIVER INTERACT WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT Only the driver or the designated legal worker/lawyer should be speaking in any law enforcement interaction. … Passengers should be trained under a solidarity plan …”

In other words, do not to talk to the police — even if one sees a crime in progress.

These instructions should not be confused with explaining the constitutional rights. The V Amendment protects individuals from self-incrimination. The VI Amendment allows suspects to be represented by an attorney. Neither of them allows a person to conceal crimes committed by others. Further, these are individual rights. If an organization instructs its members or followers to refuse cooperation with law enforcement, it is committing obstruction of justice. And this is exactly what the MfS had done prior to the UAH shooting. 18 U.S. Code § 1512(b)(3) says:

“Whoever knowingly uses intimidation, threatens, or corruptly persuades another person, or attempts to do so, or engages in misleading conduct toward another person, with intent to hinder, delay, or prevent the communication to a law enforcement officer or judge of the United States of information relating to the commission or possible commission of a Federal offense … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.”

Dr. John Christy is a prominent scientist, deserving, together with Dr. Roy Spencer, a Nobel Prize in physics. Less than a month ago, he testified before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in the hearing Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method. The UAH shooting looks like retaliation for this testimony. But FBI might be unable or afraid to connect the dots.

I ask the readers to contact the office of the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (former Alabama Attorney General) and the Alabama Attorney General, to demand a top-down investigation of the organizations and circumstances that led to the UAH shooting.

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Another NLG Guide Social Media, Criminalization, and Immigration, referred to by the MfS website, advises the participants to:

“Consider cleaning up or deleting your Facebook or other social media accounts. … See below for resources.”

 

That brings to mind the “case” of Kurt Mix. Kurt Mix was an engineer who helped stop the oil spill after the Deep Horizon disaster. Eric Holder’s DOJ prosecuted Kurt Mix for deleting a few text messages from his cell phone a year after the disaster. Kurt Mix had committed no crime. He had offered his cell phone to the DOJ data collection vendor long before deleting those messages. His text messages contained only a few hundred characters – a drop in the sea compared with petabytes of data available from the video cameras and other sensors on-site. The DOJ had all the information, contained in his text messages, from other sources. Nevertheless, Holder’s underlings charged Kurt Mix with two counts of obstruction of justice, threatening him with 40 years in prison, and rabidly prosecuted the case for four years. The “mainstream media” and self-appointed guardians of civil rights were sympathetic to the persecution. (Some examples: 1,2,3,4,5,6, 7,8,9).

Today, the law can be used against wrongdoers, rather than by wrongdoers.

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203 thoughts on “Demand Investigation of the UAH Shooting!

  1. It would be appropriate to use the same sort of “lawfare’ against the green blob and their allies as they have used.

    • It would be nice, but sad to say, there really isn’t anything here to go on. In that absence of any communications, verbal or written, you don’t even have a threat, legally speaking. I hate to be a wet blanket, but unless people find something more, there’s just no evidence for calling this a federal crime, and thus no justification for taking this out of the hands of the local authorities. (and they’ve already told you they’re done with it) Unless an actual witness is found, willing to testify as to what actually happened and who did it, this investigation is going nowhere.

      • I was under the impression that the building in question belonged to the University of Alabama at Huntsville, meaning it is not a federal building. And all the reports I have seen say that while the building was hit, Christy’s office was not actually hit.

        That office needed to be hit if there is to be federal jurisdiction; close isn’t good enough.

      • wws: the progressive rhetoric is that the election of Donald Trump is a worrisome threat to [inset victim group here] and thus JUSTIFIES violence.

        Even though there was not before nor after the election racist, or misogynistic, or bigoted, or anti-semitic, etc., etc.,acts of oppression or terrorism or violence, the progressives perceive all kinds of threats, and have been given all sorts of favor, resources, etc., etc.

        They have not needed anything to go on except frank unsubstantiated fear tactics.

        Now, with actual bullets, why not investigate?

      • Yes! Contact the Attorney General at:
        https://www.justice.gov/doj/webform/your-message-department-justice
        When you see the prompt “Please choose the general topic of your message: *, I suggest all folks responding on this topic select “Messages to the Attorney General” and include in the first line of the message something similar to RE: “Shots fired at Dr. John Christy office, University of Alabama – Huntsville”. Add your heartfelt concerns and request DOJ initiate an investigation of this act of ecoterrorism! This will make it easier for the DOJ staff to see that all of these contacts are related to the same topic.
        Take real action today!

      • If this building had been occupied at the time of this event, then this could be viewed as a sniper attack.

        Countless unoccupied U.S. buildings have been hit by bullets.

        One of my vehicles was hit by a bullet while driving in major U.S. city a few years ago. These kinds of events happen often.

      • One of my vehicles was hit by a bullet while driving in major U.S. city a few years ago. These kinds of events happen often.

        Never been shot at. Never seen anybody shoot at street. Never seen an illegal gun at street. Never seen a civilian carrying a gun at a public place that is ready to shoot. Never heard gunfire that’s been identifiable to criminal activity.

        I feel unsafe when I see policemen with guns. I seldom see policemen when I move around in the local city, and they seldom carry guns so that I’d notice.

        What’s wrong with me?

      • I live in a city, not in U.S. There has been two shooting incidents within one mile during the last ten years.

        Most of the violence against third parties was brought in by a single man, “refugee” from Kosovo. You can understand I have little willingness to accept in a lot of young, violent men from war zones. The man was not about guns or availability of them, but rather just his madness.

  2. Shooting at an office, – no matter where it is in the world, is a premediated action. To not investigate such a targeted crime, – is a crime in its own right! (- No matter where it is in the world, even in the USA).

    • Again, I hate to be a wet blanket, but how can you prove this wasn’t Joe Bob, drunk, hanging his gun out the pick up window late at night and popping off a clip at random, with no idea of what he’s aiming at?

      You can’t just say that’s unlikely, you have to PROVE that isn’t what happened. With no evidence except some shell casings, we can’t prove anything at the moment. And don’t forget that the biggest problem for any prosecution is that the shots didn’t actually hit his office, they just hit his floor. That really weakens the “implied threat” theory – maybe they were aimed at the actual office they hit, because that guy was messing around with someone’s wife? Again, for a successful prosecution, you have to PROVE that isn’t what happened.

      To be clear, I agree that it looks like it was probably a threat meant to intimidate Christy on Earth Day. But there just is never going to be enough evidence here to actually get a prosecution out of it, UNLESS you get an eyewitness and/or a confession.

      • Regardless of who it was. It needs to be investigated. If it was indeed Joe Bob, “I was just drunk and wasn’t aiming at anything in particular” isn’t a defense, it’s a confession.

      • “and popping off a clip at random,”
        I’ve spotted your “tell”… haven’t been around guns much, eh?

      • You point out the need for an eyewitness. I guess I’m mainly trying to cushion people from the disappointment they’re going to feel when nothing ever comes of this, as that is undoubtedly going to launch no end of conspiracy theories.
        This was a terrible, disturbing incident, but so far there’s just nothing for a prosecutor, or even an investigator, to work with. No witnesses, no surveillance videos, no license plate numbers, not even a suspected time of the attack. (sometime that night? that’s pathetic) If you’re going to pull warrants on people, you’ve got to at least make an effort at showing probable cause, and “I hate him and he hates me” is NOT “probable cause”. You gotta have more than that.

      • Marky – it was a colloquialism. In fact I own several handguns, both semi-auto and single action, and carry a Texas CCP.

      • and I’ll add, although it’s not a 5.7 millimeter, my Bersa has a 7 shot clip, and the 7 shot pattern made me think of it.

      • wws:

        Again: review and figure out the standards for the Progressives, and apply them to the rest of us.

        There you have it.

        PLEASE REVIEW THE ACTUAL EVENTS THAT PRECIPITATED THE MIZZOU DEBACLE.

        A pickup truck was reported to have driven by a handful of students and hollered out the “N” word at the handful, which included an African American student – THAT IS ALL IT TAKES TO SET OFF RIOTS, DEMONSTRATION, etc., etc.

        http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/09/us/missouri-protest-timeline/

        Facts and evidence. Evidence and facts. Petard.

      • Ummmmm wws…nobody is saying they know who did it, they know why the person did it, and that this person should be arrested and put on trial. They’re saying “investigate.” You admit that it was likely a violent threat, and you don’t want anything done about it because you don’t know for sure that someone will be prosecuted because of it?

      • Marky – it was a colloquialism. In fact I own several handguns, both semi-auto and single action, and carry a Texas CCP.

        hmmm….
        Texas used to have a CHL (Concealed Handgun License)
        Since open carry was passed, it is now called LTC (License To Carry).

        (And, to be pedantic, your Bersa uses a magazine, not a clip)

      • To one up you on being pedantic, The American Rifleman did a column on that topic last year or so. The two terms are synonymous. There are stripper clips, and box magazines, but the usage of clip to mean magazine is old.

      • “There are stripper clips, and box magazines, but the usage of clip to mean magazine is old.”
        There are also rotary and tube magazines, and en bloc clips that go “ping”. :)

      • Yep, that’s how it works. The police caught a guy with alledegedly stolen items from a house. ” I didn’t steal them. They were left out side in the trash “. And as to breaking in the house, ” I had to go to the bathroom ” . He got off. Best justice money can buy.

      • To the Last Democrat – in the case you reference, leading to the Missou debacle – THERE WERE EYEWITNESSES THAT COULD BE INTERVIEWED! That is why they could link the truck to what came after! Eyewitnesses who could testify as to the make of the truck, who was in it, what they were doing, what direction they headed, what time they showed up, what time they left – THAT is what constitutes legal evidence!

        Don’t you see how that changes everything? That’s my entire point!!! If you can find a single eyewitness to this shooting, then all will change. But no one has come forth, the local police have said they can’t find anything, and after this much time has passed, it will take a miracle for an eyewitness to suddenly appear. Now sometimes 10 years later people will turn up and say “yeah, I really did see this.” But it doesn’t happen very often, and investigators usually don’t find these people – they have to be motivated to show themselves. Which suggests an avenue – offer a $100,000 reward for anyone with information leading to a conviction, and you may get a bite or two. It’s gonna take something like that to move this case ahead.

    • wws,
      RE:…how can you prove this wasn’t Joe Bob…blah, blah?”
      Irrelevant supposition. The DOJ and FBI will determine who committed this act of ecoterrorism.

      • Nobody seems to be getting my point – perhaps I’ve got a bit more experience in the legal world than most. Right now, without an eyewitness, without a time of attack, and without any surveillance videos, there is absolutely nowhere for an investigator to go, nothing to do. An investigator cannot pull warrants on 1,000 people who may have been in the area – if you want to pull a warrant, you’ve got to show some probable cause that the person you are investigating was directly linked to the crime; say, that they were driving the same make of car that was seen at the time. You can’t check weapons records because Alabama has no registration system (neither do most southern states) And legally, any investigator will have a very hard time even establishing that this was meant to be a threat, since there is no directly associated written or verbal speech accompanying it, and since the bullets didn’t hit Christy’s office directly.

        That’s why the local police have called it random violence and dropped it, until and unless some eyewitness calls in and reports something more. That is all that can be done at the moment – yes, that is a very disappointing outcome, but please remember, the legal world has much the same standards as the scientific world. You *have* to be honest with yourself about what data you have, and what data you don’t have, and you can’t go off on flights of fancy about what you wish you could prove, even though there’s no hard support for it.

        Now if there is enough pressure, eventually someone will appoint an investigator, and he will take the file and set in on the shelf while he does other things, and in 6 months he will say “well I couldn’t find anything.” And memories will have cooled and that will be the end of it. I don’t think it’s worth going through a farce like that, but if it will make people feel good for a while maybe it’s worth it.

      • wws,

        I appreciate your comments, which of course are eminently sensible. But apparently the need for closure is just too strong among the cognoscenti, especially in these difficult times.

  3. The shooting at UAH is obviously another Marxist/Alinsky form of intimidation. The March for Science (MfS) is actually an acronym for MisFitS.
    Of course it is a criminal act that needs to be investigated!

  4. I have also emailed my U S Senator and Congressman. Since Dr Christy has been and will continue to be a witness appearing in front of a Congressional committee, this is an act of intimidation towards such a witness. FBI should take charge.

  5. I would look for FN 5-7 registrations in the buildings vicinity. There likely are only a few (maybe only one). Anyone stupid enough to do-this-deed just might not be smart enough to realize how rare FN 5-7’s are.

    • Perhaps they are smart enough to know that in Alabama permits are not required to purchase guns, they aren’t required to be registered and no owner license is required.

      • John Lott, in a recent book, “The War on guns”, that almost no crimes are solved with registration. If a suspect gun is found by other means. finding out where the gun was purchased, if legally, is fairly simple.Iit just does not do anything to find the perpetrator in the first place.

      • Forrest, what they could do. Is the ammo is very rare. Most places don’t carry 5.7. They can check shops that do sell it for recent transactions and speak to anyone who bought it.

    • As far as I can tell, it’s not that rare. link

      … it has also become increasingly popular with civilian shooters.

    • I clicked the link and got nothing on the page except “Your message has been received” – I never left a message…

  6. Leo Goldstein:

    I write to ask a clarification and to request information.

    First the clarification. When you wrote,
    “Today, the law can be used against wrongdoers, rather than by wrongdoers.”
    did you intend
    “Today, the law can be used by wrongdoers, rather than against wrongdoers.”?

    Secondly, here in the UK the security forces (MI5, MI6, GCHQ, Special Branch, etc.) always deny any activity on anything as a matter of policy. Hence, a vociferous denial of their activity is usually assumed to be an indication that they don’t want anybody to know anything of what they are doing.
    Could the apparent disinterest of the police and FBI in the shooting be an indication that they are making covert investigations or does your American culture prevent that being the case?

    With thanks in anticipation of your reply.

    Richard

    • No, our police aren’t that clever. The FBI sometimes, but not campus or local cops. They’ll tell it like it is. Nor are guns regulations useful here. Most guns aren’t registered and legally don’t need to be. I’m a concealed carry permit holder in my state of Virginia and my gun’s aren’t registered. Don’t need to be. And in Virginia, any adult can openly carry legally without permit or license — such as in a holster.

  7. Surely this was actually Penn State and the office of that oppressed endangered distinguished scientist m e m and not UAH. m e m is under siege after all, he said so recently.

    • The left is only tolerant of aberrance which leads to an intolerance for normality. For example, the accepted standard for scientific validation is the scientific method, while the left is tolerant of deviant science that conforms to a narrative. There are many other example of the selective tolerance exhibited by the left.

      • co2isnotevil:

        Yes, and the above posts of MarkW and Butch are examples of the selective tolerance exhibited by the right. But so what?

        The issue of this thread is a dangerous attack on a building and the response to it exhibited by the police forces. But, as is usual on any WUWT thread, there are anonymous right-wingers spoiling the discussion by attempting to promote their intolerant prejudices.

        Richard

      • Those with any extreme views, far left or far right generally have little tolerance for anyone that disagrees with them. What we see today is that the left has been taken over by those with extreme views and the intrinsic lack of tolerance has spread across everything the left supports, moreover; the left has extended this lack of tolerance to anything the Trump administration supports, even if the Obama administration supported it in the past. Certainly, the right has its extremophiles, but the scope and scale of intolerance from the right, relative to that from the left is minuscule and this is the point that MarkW and Butch were making.

  8. All of this is very disturbing and the people who carried out the attack no doubt meant it to be.

    As well as supporting calls for law enforcement to investigate, I also call on the perpetrator to present themselves to the authorities. Sooner or later the ballistics will match up. It will be much worse for you as perpetrator if you need to be tracked down.

    • “Forrest Gardener April 26, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      As well as supporting calls for law enforcement to investigate, I also call on the perpetrator to present themselves to the authorities. Sooner or later the ballistics will match up. It will be much worse for you as perpetrator if you need to be tracked down.”

      “sooner or later”?
      Only if the firearm is used in other crimes,
      and the perpetrators are caught,
      and there is reason for the police to run a check on the firearm’s rifling,
      and there is reason to search FBI files for a 5.7 rifling match,
      and someone bothers to have the existing expended rounds analyzed at a serious ballistics laboratory,
      and the rifling on the bullets is photographed and filed in the FBI databases.
      Forget the criminal shows, especially many of the dramas where someone is killed in the evening and investigatory officers have a full ballistic report, qualitative and quantitative chemistry reports and coroner’s analysis in the morning. It does not happen.
      A) The UAH (University of Alabama) Police officers are apparently in charge of this investigation.
      Gun “registration” schemes are just another scam used to harass law abiding citizens, not prevent crime.
      • Firearms’ are registered to buyers at point of sale.
      • This is strictly, by law, a paper trail; not a database.
      • Gun gets stolen – end of registration trail.
      • Many years pass, end of registration trail
      The problem, is that criminals just plain refuse to register their weapons.
      Registering ammunition serves less purpose.
      But there is a small, very small chance. Certain kinds of five-seven ammunition were only supplied to Law Enforcement and Military units; that is, a body armor penetration five-seven ammo unique to LEO (Law Enforcement Officers).
      It is extremely unlikely that LEO officers fired at John Christy’s office. Especially using a fully automatic five-seven P90 rifle with thirty round clips.
      Other than that, five-seven ammunition is quite standard. Not only is the ammunition still available, it has been freely available for over a decade. There are dealers who have had the same five-seven ammunition on display since it became available.
      As manufacturers are wont to do, they will use the same equipment with the same ingredients unless they run into a need to change.
      Multiple manufacturers may/likely are using the same equipment and the same supplies.
      Mass markets, mass merchandizing, mass advertising all depend on factory manufacturing and widespread distribution. “Small custom lots only sold in a three block radius” (heard on a British crime drama) borders upon insane.

  9. Wow whata stupid thing to do using a P90 or an FN 57 in a crime.. Super expensive weapons, rare and expensive ammo too. I own both, the P90 is actually a very quiet rifle (relatively speaking), you can easily fire it without ear plugs. Whoever did this though, isn’t your average SJW.. A $2K rifle or a $1K handgun isn’t the usual weapon of choice of your average criminal or unemployed SJW. My money is on another professor.

    • Tom April 26, 2017 at 2:02 pm
      The individual seems to to be able to shoot with some accuracy. It might be worth checking firing ranges, to see if anyone uses a 5.7 round

      michael

      • The description I saw wasn’t very accurate shooting, when I was younger I received a marksman award which required a grouping of five shots in an 1.25″ circle at 50m. This appeared to be one in a window!

    • At last someone crystallizing a suspicion. Not knowing anything about guns I looked up that ammo…and indeed its a strange choice.

      Also, it’s remarkably inaccurate shooting for a rifle, and pistol seems a strange thing to use for distance work.

      Even to someone as gun-ignorant as me.

      So it wasn’t a serious attempt to do anything more than intimidate. Possibly using (rich) daddy’s gun borrowed for the occasion…?

      • The PS90 is actually a very accurate rifle at medium range. Its one of my favorite to use when target shooting. The stock design doesn’t allow for a scope, you use the integrated red dot. The PS is the civilian version with an extended barrel. I suppose the P90 would be less accurate with the short barrel and full auto option. But I highly doubt this was done with a Full Auto variant.. Those are super expensive plus the requirements to be licensed for full auto.

  10. If this incident isn’t thoroughly investigated the protesters will commit more acts endangering more people.

  11. JFK Democrats of old (which my family voted for, for 3 generations) no longer exist…Those claiming to be Democrats today are simply liberal socialists that have zero respect for law and order and are willing to do anything because, in their minds, the end justifies the means, which is being taught to children in our schools….

  12. Our current outstanding US Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, is a former Alabama senator. IMO it shouldn’t take much to interest him in this case.

  13. Well, sooner or later we knew the Climate War would come to violence. The Climate Stasi have fired their opening shots. And this weekend their brown shirts will be marching. Democracy awaits the outcome.

  14. Note: “. . . using Science Debate as a fiscal sponsor to accept tax deductible donations” does not work to magically “launder” donations and make them tax deductible — if the MfS activities were not within the exempt purposes of Science Debate (assuming it is an exempt organization) using it as a fiscal sponsor does not change the nature of the donations.

  15. Shooting does not seem to be in accordance with the principles of the March of Science organization:

    Statement on Peaceful Assembly and Nonviolence

    The March for Science welcomes anyone who supports science and its role in serving the public. We expect a diverse group of participants, including first-time marchers and families with young children. We want to facilitate the physical and emotional safety of everyone involved.

    We endorse collaborative problem-solving when conflict arises, and we seek understanding, reasoned disagreement, and good-faith discussions with people whose priorities differ from ours.

    We value inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. We do not condone harassment within or without the March for Science community. This includes expressions of sexism, ableism, racism, xenophobia, intolerance regarding religious, agnostic and atheistic beliefs, and other forms of abuse in person, online, or in signage.

    We do not condone violence at the March for Science as we march, demonstrate, rally, and host teach-ins in support of our goals. We request that supporters at the D.C. march and satellite marches respect all relevant laws where they are participating as they exercise their right to assemble, speak out, and petition their leaders for change.

    We are growing a global grassroots movement for science, and we are all in this together. We look forward to collaborating and seeing everyone out in their communities on April 22.”

    • You realize that they didn’t want Bill Nye to lead the march because he was white and male. How is that not racist or sexist?

      They are hypocrites one and all. This march had nothing to with science.

    • What all these leftist organisations say and what they privately encourage people to do is all based in plausible deniability.

      That’s why it’s always a ‘lone crackpot’.

      • Oh that’s not true! It is ‘lone crackpot’ only if target was conservative. Lone crackpots who target left-wing people are a sign of organized right-wing extremism.

  16. I would be interested to know if the shell casings were dusted for prints. The 5.7 has a long case, and loading the FN five-seven pistol manually can leave some thumb partials.

    • Spent cartridge cases usually lack fingerprints. The heat of firing evaporates the oils needed to form them. With such an unusually energetic round (for a pistol), the heat would be higher than normal. But it’s worth a try.

      • More likely if a weapon is ever recovered to test fire and compare to the spent shell casings, the identification will be made from the breach markings left on the cases. Good job UAH Police for working this crime. Those who think the Feds or even State Investigations would do a better job need to think about the work load the FBI or ABI has. Do you really think this case would be a very high priority for them? The UAH Police have a vested interest in finding whoever did this. It’s their building (Cramer Hall is a University facility) and the need to bring those responsible to justice would benefit the university and no one else. Having a campus where people feel safe is incredibly more important to the university PD than to the FBI.

  17. Pressure should definitely be put on law enforcement officials to do their job and try to get to the bottom of this shooting.

    There were probably some video cameras in the area.

  18. Typical of WUWT.
    Breitbart report it as “reported” and WUWT adopt fake news as reason to get the pithforks out. In a years time when its been long shown to be unrelated to Christy its become another zombie myth. Quite clever actually.

    The real story is that the US has a million Joe Bobs, a bottle of ‘Comfort’ away from hanging their guns out the pick up window late at night and popping off a clip at random, with no idea of what they’re aiming at.

    • Tony, where I live, your comment above would prove sufficient, by default, for you to be called a ‘dick head’ (sorry to be crude – but sheez)
      You, like many have closed the door on the possibility of one motivation….that this WAS motivated by a zealot taking a pot-shot at their ‘opposition’.
      Was this the case?
      We’d never know, if it where left up to your sort of closed mind thinking.

      BUT, I respect you for at least being engaged in the discussion.

      D B H

    • Why, pray tell, do you have the desire to dismiss terrorism? Because you agree with the yahoos who did this?

      • Because liberals are allowed to do whatever they want, so long as it advances the parties agenda.

    • Thanks for providing us your bigoted stereotypes. It tells a lot about you and your state of mind.

      How many “Joe Bobs” have got caught shooting at a science building at a public university?

      The idea, like you, makes no sense, Sad that you try to apologize for such a dangerous criminal act.

      • talk about stereotypes…
        how many trigglypuffs have you seen with firearms?
        your logic is simply peccable. beware of the other chickens.
        did you, perhaps, google the satellite view of the campus and locate the street where the shell casings were found?
        oh, no? so you really don’t give one bit of a fox for facts and prefer all the ‘alternative facts’?
        what effort did you make to determine anything at all about this?
        oh, none?
        did you find out the rate of fire of a p90? (hint: 900 rounds per minute, or 7 shots in less than half a second)
        did you find out what they sound like? (hint- a motorcycle, to the unfamiliar)
        did you find out how little recoil? (you can shoot one handed easily)
        so wtf do you know about it, really?
        and why does that not stop you from talking about it and criticizing people who are not fixated on YOUR stereotypes?

      • gnomish April 26, 2017 at 4:41 pm
        talk about stereotypes…

        What stereotypes? What evidence of “Job Bobs” and Southern Comfort fueled shooting rampages, on College Campuses?

        Especially against Science Buildings?

      • “What evidence of “Job Bobs” and Southern Comfort fueled shooting rampages, on College Campuses?”

        exactly as much evidence as there is for your conjecture that attributes means and motive to trigglypuff, right?
        you had a computer model to prove this, right? no, it’s unreason.
        but you’re just hot to lynch trigglypuff (can’t say i blame you- but i will wait for evidence, thanks. scientific method and all, you see)

    • THEM: “Breitbart report it as “reported” and WUWT adopt fake news as reason to get the pithforks out.”

      Huh? WUWT quoted from Spencer’s blog in its first thread on this, and Spencer said in it that he’d seen the holes in the wall on the 4th floor. Later a photo of Christie looking through the bullet-holed window of the office next to his was printed. So WUWT wasn’t relying on a rumor from Breitbart. Didn’t you read the first thread at all?

      • Oops: for “THEM” read “TM” (Tony McLeod). My abbreviation-expander expanded it.

      • i read on wuwt that it was a tight cluster achievable only by someone with expert self defense training.
        where does all this fake news come from?

      • gnomish April 26, 2017 at 4:43 pm
        i read on wuwt that it was a tight cluster achievable only by someone with expert self defense training.
        where does all this fake news come from?

        ———–

        Where exactly did Anthony, Dr. Spencer, or Dr. Christy ever suggest that?

        Please provide links, can you?

      • gnomish April 26, 2017 at 4:41 pm

        “did you find out the rate of fire of a p90? (hint: 900 rounds per minute, or 7 shots in less than half a second)
        did you find out what they sound like? (hint- a motorcycle, to the unfamiliar)
        did you find out how little recoil? (you can shoot one handed easily)
        so wtf do you know about it, really?”

        To own a full “auto” requires a federal licence. And paying a tax.
        the pistol is 7 rounds
        possible it was a p90 but if full auto not likely just 7 rounds.

        oh and I watched a video of one at full auto did not sound like a motorcycle, thought perhaps that is what your motorcycle sounds like. Instead of bad mouthing people here you should find a good mechanic to tune your bike.

        And yes I have been around live firing of full auto weapons with similar cycle rates.

        Oh one more thing the shooting was premeditated. Your really not very bright are you. No common sense.

        michael

      • “To own a full “auto” requires a federal licence. And paying a tax.
        the pistol is 7 rounds
        possible it was a p90 but if full auto not likely just 7 rounds.”

        for sure- and nobody has established what kind of gun it was – or much else for that matter.
        but the fact that it requires a license and the 200$ fee is a formality only the law abiding comply with.
        after all, you know it’s illegal to shoot at other people’s buildings, too – and yet here we are.

        every weekend i hear people at the sand pit with automatic weapons. they blow half the week’s wages on ammo and beer for noisy fun. i wouldn’t even ask if they care about a federal permit for them. nor would i discourage them. it sounds like freedom to me.

        meanwhile, there can be no attribution of means or motive either – yet here we frikn are, skeptic shmeptic, assuming all manner of ‘alternative facts’ not in evidence. this is what i protest – cuz it’a toxic BS.

    • Tony Mcleod,
      Not sure where where to start …
      We have Billy Bob and Billy Joe.
      Never met a “Joe Bob’ where I come from.
      Pretty sure there’s a lot more than a million of us,
      They wouldn’t bother to produce Colts and Comfort for a market that small.
      Numbers may not be your thing.
      Billy Bob and Billy Joe would know that, after a “bottle of Comfort”, a shotgun is better choice, not something that would have a ‘clip’.
      ‘Clips’ are for after a few beers.
      One ‘aims’ at road signs out the pick up window.
      What’s “North to Alaska”?.
      We would watch the “The Green Berets” or “True Grit”.
      I am offended by the term ‘Joe Bobs’.
      I suggest in the future you refer to us as ‘Appalachian Americans’.
      Remember, if you hear banjos, hop in your electric car and drive fast until the batteries die.

      • Tony, we even have hillbilly sports like cowboy mounted shooting (.45 colt revolvers), very loud so we practice in earshot of the dry lots so the horses get accustomed to hearing gunshots. You folks gave up your rights to carry anything but single-shot bolt action rifles IIRC, not so fun on horseback.

    • Would you come out with the same nonsense had the offices of Michael Mann or Gavin Schmidt been attacked?

    • One thing I’ve learned about liberals, is that they are all convinced that everyone who disagrees with them is a low grade moron one insult away from going postal.
      Which is also why the liberals are convinced that the only way to save the world is to put them in charge of everything.

      • And you Mark… I have formed an impression your opinion of people who disagree with your viewpoint on climate science is not high and you have frequently expressed that in colourful language…

      • I love the way Griffy tries to disprove a general point by bringing up a specific point.
        In this case, climate science.
        If you could make an intelligent case to support the claim that CO2 is the major driver of the climate, you would do so.
        You can’t. Heck, you don’t even try to anymore.

      • Which is also why the liberals are convinced that the only way to save the world is to put them in charge of everything.

        Yea, that worked out so very well in Venezuela.

  19. UAH was where I began my college career while in the Army at Redstone Aresenal in the 50’s. A chill went through me when I read the account of the shooting. UAH back then was a small extension center and I understand tht now it is a major institution even to graduate degrees. As such, I have followed both Drs Christy and Spencer’s work with much interest. I surely hope the perpertrators will be found.
    Charlie in Pa.

    • LOL!

      And I’m sure you said the same about the Climategate hacker theory, which was entirely disproved when the original whistle blower disclosed how he had access to the data, and why he felt compelled to expose the corruption and the danger it represented.

      Pathetic.

      • Reg,

        I must have missed that admission by “the original whistleblower”. Can you provide a reference to that?

    • We already have hard, verifiable evidence. Seven bullets fired into the offices of 2 climate experts, that recently provided testimony before a Congressional Hearing on the false claims of Anthropogenic Climate Change, is unequivocal evidence.
      It isn’t speculation.
      It isn’t fake news.
      Attempting to d’nye this is despicable.

      • please do give link to substantiate that claim – what offices were hit.
        it would be despicable to make false claims about this, don’t you agree?

      • gnomish April 26, 2017 at 5:45 pm
        please do give link to substantiate that claim – what offices were hit.
        it would be despicable to make false claims about this, don’t you agree?
        —–
        Read the article. There are pictures of the bullet holes in the forth floor building.

        Are your really that massively thick?

      • where did it say whose office was hit?
        that’s a real simple question so it will be flaming obvious if you try to dance around and blow smoke.

      • @ gnomish April 26, 2017 at 6:05 pm
        where did it say whose office was hit?

        Here:

        Dr. John Christy, Alabama state climatologist and atmospheric science professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, points to bullet holes in the side of the building containing his office,

        Did you not see the picture? How incredibly misinformed and ignorant are you?

      • so, NOT his office, then, right?
        and spencer’s office is on the other end of the building, right? so not his office either.
        so you are making stuff up, right?
        and you will do anything to avoid facing that, right?
        and that makes you what, then?

      • gnomish April 26, 2017 at 6:28 pm
        “so, NOT his office, then, right?”

        Now tell us way your statement is wrong. You will of course have to re-read everything. And no I am not going to lead you to it, it is your responsibility to know the facts before bad mouthing people here. Learn them or we will all just laugh at you.

        michael

      • gnomish April 26, 2017 at 6:28 pm
        so, NOT his office, then, right?
        and spencer’s office is on the other end of the building, right? so not his office either.
        so you are making stuff up, right?
        and you will do anything to avoid facing that, right?
        and that makes you what, then?

        —-

        No, not making anything up.

        The shots were clearly aimed at the UAH science building, and more specifically at the floor containing the offices of Dr. Christy and Dr. Spencer. That is not in dispute.

        The shots were clearly directed at Dr. Christy’s office.

        Sad that you would dismiss these acts of horrendous terrorizism as nothing than they really are.

      • heh- so your computer models have shown the anthropogenic cagw fingerprint on this crime.
        you’re doubling down on your lies, eh…
        that fact is very clear.
        you lose.

      • mikethemorlock
        is that your case? dismissed for lack of evidence.
        why i’m laughing at you is cuz you think your disapproval matters to anybody.
        shall i swoon? schwa…

      • gnomish April 26, 2017 at 5:45 pm
        please do give link to substantiate that claim – what offices were hit.

        Here’s the caption on the photo in the prior thread on this topic:

        Dr. John Christy looks at a bullet hole in the window of the office next to his at the university.

      • gnomish April 26, 2017 at 6:59 pm
        you did not re read everything, you responded to quickly it shows though that you care more about my views then making sure you have all the facts.

        have a good evening

        michael

      • i know, roger. i read that when it was posted.
        can you compare and contrast with the statement i was questioning?
        let’s do this together, ok? i’ll help you focus:

        “a bullet hole in the window of the office next to his at the university. Seven shots were fired at the building”

        vs.

        “Seven bullets fired into the offices of 2 climate experts, that recently provided testimony before a Congressional Hearing on the false claims of Anthropogenic Climate Change, is unequivocal evidence.”

        can you see the distinct difference between these 2 statements? can you do a bit of critical thinking or not?
        which one is objective reporting and which one is spun into propaganda?

        let me know how you fare cuz you’re obviously concerned with my acceptance of an alternative narrative and that dream will be shattered. i don’t care who gets triggered.

        but wow- did you see this one: ” acts of horrendous terrorizism” ?
        probably takes a better linguisticist than i to conceive its etymology… most amusing…

      • mikethemorlock
        i didn’t need to re-read.
        you assume that i didn’t because you operate on a faulty premise which was that i asked a question to which i did not already know the answer.
        probably way too sophisticated for you to imagine that, but it is actually part of the socratic method.
        don’t mean to bore you to death but you started it.

      • Sorry Gnomish
        But since the shots missed the target area by a slight margin, and the perp (you for all anyone knows) is still at large, It is best not to publish the building floorplan noting the exact location of the offices and the relative location of the shots thereby giving the perp (possibly you for all anyone knows) better information as to the location of their target.
        As Maxwell Smart would say, “Missed it by that much”

    • tony mcleod April 26, 2017 at 4:35 pm
      How about we wait for some evidence. Until then its speculation parading as fake news.

      You’re right up to a point. It’s speculative because it’s unusual: there hasn’t been a pattern of physical intimidation attempts on climate dissenters yet (although eco-terrorism has occurred in other areas related to ecology). And it would be self-defeating for warmists to get violent, as is surely obvious to nearly all of them: It would be bad PR. It’s even remotely possible that this was a false flag or “crying wolf” event, like some made-up outrages on campus in recent years.

      OTOH, speculation on a warmist being the likeliest suspect is reasonable. Presuming that conclusion is unwarranted as yet, but all-too-human; it isn’t “fake news.” Anyway, what’s being called for here by the head post is an investigation, not a finding of guilt.

  20. What kind of message does it send to the fanatical global warming believers if it is not investigated thoroughly? A recent Congressional Committee witness no less. What message does it send?

    You guessed it.

  21. I worked in the ‘south’ (Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana) for universities from the late 50s–90s. If this had been at a black college or something equivalent in the 60s there would be reasonable suspicion. It was still not a good time for them, but what is occurring now seems similar. Innocent until proven guilty is slipping away not unlike it was for blacks back then. This time it seems to be coming from those that call themselves educated. I also remember WWII vividly as a child. Read “Mein Kampf” and “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.” Bigotry/Racism, etc. is independent of skin color at both ends.

  22. During last year’s election campaign, Bill Clinton said at one venue, “In this post-truth era, facts no longer matter.”

    People should study this mantra of the left that Bill Clinton repeated. It explains everything about “new age” thinking by pseudo-scientists engaged in consensus science such as in relation to the “catastrophic man-made global warming” supposition of the IPCC.

    It then explains why genuine scientists must be demonised, intimidated, threatened and shut down.

  23. I find it quite discomforting that some here treat this incident as no big deal and dismiss any possibility of intimidation against “lukewarmer” scientists.
    Even if it were a random shooting, it is still a big deal. Shooting like that endangers the life of others for no justifiable reason.

    The Five-Seven (just another Europellet, for those in the know) is definitely not a favorite caliber of the trigger happy redneck crowd. Neither of the urban gangsta demographic.
    Apparently the 5.7×28 is more popular among the videogame generation. Which makes the perpetrators more likely to be (relatively) young, urban and well-off.
    This supposing that it was not a stolen weapon (it’d be worth checking if there are reports of stolen weapons of that caliber).

    Whatever the case, the incident should be investigated.

    • The last rifle I shot was 7.62 with school CCF so nearly 50 years ago but a quick read shows the 5.7 is capable of penetrating Kevlar body armo(u)r so quite serious. It certainly looks like a serious incident from over here.

    • “I find it quite discomforting that some here treat this incident as no big deal and dismiss any possibility of intimidation against “lukewarmer” scientists.
      Even if it were a random shooting, it is still a big deal. Shooting like that endangers the life of others for no justifiable reason.”

      Yes, I bet it would be a big deal if someone put seven bullets in the local police station’s outside wall and one through the window. I’ll bet the police wouldn’t dismiss it as a “random shooting”. I bet the police would investigate that kind of shooting.

      • I don’t know, it is possible that the local police has good reasons to believe it was just a random shooting, that’s why I am not jumping to conclusions.
        On the other hand, seeing all the acrimony if not worse aimed at anyone not orthodox enough on climate change, the idea of a deliberate attack isn’t exactly unlikely.

  24. In other news Ann Coulter is prevented from giving a talk at Berkeley by the University’s political enforcers.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39727531

    So it’s OK for a left-of-centre person to take pot shots with live rounds at the office of a scientist with views dissenting from one’s own.

    But it’s not OK for a right-of-center speaker to exercise free speech by giving a talk on campus.

    In Na3i Germany the authorities did not in fact order Jews to leave or deny any of their rights at all, according to sympathetic leftist revisionist historians. They just informed them in a polite and friendly way that it wasn’t safe for them to hang around.

    • According to leftists, the first amendment doesn’t cover hate speech. And of course leftists define hate speech as anything they disagree with.

    • We have no idea who shot at this.

      blaming leftists without evidence is a bit like blaming someone for setting fire to your parliament building

      • I think we have plenty of evidence to suggest it was NOT a random shooting, and no evidence it was.

        That you want evidence that the person was left-wing is ridiculous. If the shooting was random, which is too much a coincidence after the testimony, Earth Day march, its end point and the imprecise yet general direction at the interesting office.

        But what is interesting is not what happened, but what reasons people tell to play down this event. I’m pretty sure you’re being very selective and trying to discredit people even though you technically understand this is far-fetched for a random event.

        In my parts of world, people don’t shoot at buildings. I suspect it is not common at UAH either.

      • Hence the “DEMAND” for an investigation!

        It is more telling about the left that they do not WANT an investigation and refuse to CONDEMN the shooting, regardless of who did it, for the simple reason of WHOM was fired at.

        By their silence, they signal assent.

  25. “The shooter(s) might be hard to find. They might be domestic terrorists or international terrorists. We have no idea whether they acted on behalf of a larger organization, or were just lone wolves inflamed by climate alarmist and/or anti-Trump rhetoric.”
    There is another option. They could be uninformed climate skeptics (yes they are on both sides) who think the UAH building is only inhabited by those evil scientists who are responsible for all this climate scam. If it is… does that make them terrorists or heroes here?

      • Haha that’s very good …. except I don’t go around shooting bullets into empty buildings for fun.

      • Nobody here does anything worse than gently mock Michael Mann et. al.. On the other hand denying cheap reliable energy to poor people will almost certainly lead to many premature deaths.

    • Tis very Simple Simon,
      It isn’t the Modis of Skeptics to take up arms against their opposition. Skeptics aren’t the ones rioting in the streets in Berkeley when Skeptics want to give a speech on campus. Skeptics aren’t the ones blocking freeways chanting (Insert Ething Group) lives matter. Skeptics arent the ones in a RAGE because President Trump is now in office. AND skeptice aren’t the ones shooting into buildings of people they oppose.

      • So, not too bright Brian (seems name calling is mandatory here), when was the last confirmed time a mainstream climate scientist or one of their supporters, used a firearm on a skeptic?

        And rather than divert, answer my question. If it turns out they were actually ignorant skeptics… as in they got it wrong and thought they were targeting mainstream scientists, would they still be regarded as terrorists?

      • A skillful retort Simon, Simply skillful. I can list 2 current episodes where conservatives were attempting to give a speech at a school that believes in and preaches “FREE SPEECH” and the indiginous liberals threw a riot at one so both speeches wound up being cancelled due to the School Securities inability or unwillingness to offer protective services to ensure that civil liberties weren’t trod upon. Instead the Liberals insisted thet the “Free Speech” that was intended was actualy stopped under the guise of being “Hate Speech”

        How many times have you seen conservatives rioting? (0)
        How many times have you seen skeptics marching for a cause? (0)
        How many skeptic marches have you seen people wearing all black with masks to hide their identity? (0)

        How many social cause marches this century have you seen end in violence? (how many marches have there been)
        How many of those that ended in violence were for liberal causes? (all)

        As far as your question goes, all you need to do is pick up the paper and see where AGW (CAGW) climate science supporters are calling for jailings “Or Worse” of any and all climatre d’nyers skeptics
        or call for government overthrow, again, not a climate skeptic/conservative tactic.

        Same question to you but reversed
        When was the last time a Skeptical Climate Scientist or one of their supporters used a firearm on an AGW proponent? (0)

      • Same question to you but reversed
        “When was the last time a Skeptical Climate Scientist or one of their supporters used a firearm on an AGW proponent? (0)”
        That is true, but it is also true for mainstream scientists and their supporters. Both sides have received numerous threats of violence and even death. My point is it is totally unacceptable for either side to do it.

      • On that we agree. Totally unacceptable!
        And because it is unacceptable and frankly reprehensible, wouldn’t you agree that this case, and all like it should be thoroughly investigated by disinterested third parties?
        Since it happened in a building housing federal employees, shouldn’t the FBI be involved in or spearhead the investigations?

    • They could be uninformed climate skeptics

      I think they were uniformed climate alarmists who had checked the place during the march and heard about where the offices are.

  26. So I googled ‘shots fired Alabama’ in the news section and got multiple hits just for April…

    It hardly seems an uncommon occurrence in Alabama

    Also, I remember a certain ice scientist jokingly claim his fellows had been rubbed out and the scorn poured on his misrepresented remarks in these parts…

    Get a grip, all.

    This isn’t what terrorism looks like (I say, as my office has twice been damaged by terrorist bombs)

    • Believing that your friend that died in a traffic accident was rubbed out by the CIA is one thing.
      Pointing out that your office has been shot at is another.

      Of course Griff is quick to pick up on the line du-jour.

      • Its my own line and my own experience.

        You had much experience of terrorist attack Mark? (I hope not though)

      • Of course it’s your own line Griff. I’m sure that’s what you were taught to say.
        Why should it matter if I have experienced terrorism first hand? I’ve been stalked by someone who got upset over things I’ve said on the internet though.

    • So I googled ‘shots fired Alabama’ in the news section and got multiple hits just for April…

      I googled idiot in UK, and got a lot of hits, does that mean the people at Oxford are lunatics?

      Look, without a real investigation it is difficult to say how probable a random shooting is as an explanation. We have lots of reasons to believe this was related to the Earth Day, not limited to the facts that many marchers had a reason to hate a particular person and the march was destined where it was.

      You’d be funny if you weren’t actively trying to save a probable left-wing shooter.

  27. The question to ask is … if this shooting had been at Michael Mann’s office what would the media have said and how would law enforcement have reacted?

      • And how would people here react? Would they still call it terrorism?

        I’m sure Anthony would not want to cheer on that. Mann being a target is not far from somebody else, skeptic, being shot. To call it terrorism is an assumption about a motive. Now you can suggest who would have a motive to kill our favourite Congress charlatan? The best motive I can come up with, is a false flag to cause a movement, but even that is far fetched as terrorism.

        So Mann is safe. But if you wanted to say you like it that way, you should take this event seriously as well.

    • Simon
      But we’re not talking hypothetical here.
      John Cristy’s office WAS fired on.
      The MSM HAVE chosen to remain silent on the attack.
      This silence speaks volumes of the murderous predjudice of the media-academic-political establishment against climate skeptics.

      IF the office of Michael Mann had been fired on in the same way, CNN would in their typical way be talking 24-7 about nothing else for days on end.

      This whole event has simply illuminated the reality of massive media-political bias against climate skeptics which extends as far as giving an unmistakable green light to assassination of individuals with climate skeptical views. That is not a trivial matter.

      • But when an IRS building was “fired upon” we immediately heard weeks of accusations about “right-wing” zionists and zealots, right-wing extremists, and demands for yet more gun control!

      • RACookPE1978 April 27, 2017 at 11:19 am
        But when an IRS building was “fired upon” we immediately heard weeks of accusations about “right-wing” zionists and zealots, right-wing extremists, and demands for yet more gun control!

        We did, when was that?

        Chimp April 27, 2017 at 11:21 am
        Phil,

        The shots appeared to target his office on the fourth floor.

        ‘Appeared’ being the operative word, someone doing a drive-by shooting would appear to target whoever’s office they struck near too. As I said it’s a conjecture

      • Phil
        Here in Europe we’re not used to billets flying round with such frequency. Shootings tend to be more noteworthy events. I guess there’s a chance it was at least not premeditated.

    • Well what would commenters here have said if he’d claimed that? Yes. Now turn that round the other way (and remember outside the skeptic blog community even green activists have no idea who this scientist guy is)

      • … even green activists have no idea …

        Aside from the fact that it only takes one deranged semi-informed individual, I agree with the above statement. The green activists I know are an ignorant herd.

      • The green activists I know are an ignorant herd.

        The problem is not so much their ignorance, but the things they know for sure that are wrong. Pardon, but Reagan really nailed this.

  28. Watermelon response:

    1) it wasn’t us
    2) you can’t prove it was us
    3) it was an individual
    4) they deserved it

    Every. Time.

    • Yes, it is very interesting to see who are the people coming up with these. And how they move the goalpost if new information arrives.

      Currently we don’t know who the shooter or shooters were. But should there have been multiple marchers coming back and shooting, the answer would be ‘they deserved it’ at the mental level. The headlines would be small, the wickedness of sceptical thinking would be brought up, and opinion boards would be let filled with comments about evil de-nie-rs.

  29. There is no excuse for them not investigating this. Those aren’t “random” shots; there may as well have been a target painted on the building. Are they going to wait til someone is killed?

  30. No, I think murder of JFK is already a tragic joke. Like yeah, who would not like to make business with conspiracy theories as they sell so well. How could I see through all the fabricated rubbish?

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