Linkedin bans a post

By Andy May

In 2017 I wrote a post analyzing the data and literature surrounding the human impact on Earth’s environment. The analysis uses the U.N. IPCC’s definition of environmental harm. The sources are peer-reviewed articles or government and U.N. agencies. It is a very straightforward reporting of the facts and data.

That Linkedin banned David’s recommendation of the post shows we are becoming a totalitarian state, with thought and opinions regulated by corporate overlords. Honest, free discussion based on observations and straightforward statistical analysis is banned.

Obviously, Linkedin did not like the conclusion of the post:

We are living in a time of nearly boundless prosperity. The rate of poverty has plunged to unimaginable lows. This is a time when the definition of poverty in the United States is set so high, a poor person in the U.S. would be the envy of any wealthy person prior to World War II. Inequality in the world is at its lowest level ever and decreasing at a rapid rate. People who were born in abject poverty can now become doctors and lawyers. Why we still have doomsayers predicting the end of the world is beyond my understanding.

I guess if you hate humanity and yourself, that would be offensive.

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Janice Moore
June 1, 2021 10:10 am

This censorship proves that LinkedIn is not driven by data.

LinkedIn is driven by either

Ignorance

OR

GREED.

*****************

And, excellent article, Mr. May (as always).

Christopher Paino
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2021 10:42 am

Everything is greed. Every. Thing.

Alan Tooker
Reply to  Christopher Paino
June 1, 2021 1:55 pm

Some years ago I went to my local theatre to watch my daughters perform. There was a sweepstake, the profits from which were used to improve the theatre’s facilities. I won first prize – about $400, if I recall. At the end of the evening, I gave the prize to the theatre management, asking them to put it towards the cost of the work that needed doing. I know of many people who would have done the same thing. Not all people are driven by, or indulge in, greed all of the time.

Vincent Causey
Reply to  Alan Tooker
June 1, 2021 11:24 pm

Quite true, but these people don’t aspire to rule and dominate.

HotScot
Reply to  Alan Tooker
June 2, 2021 3:02 am

Sorry, but I’ll never again give to charities or ‘good causes’. The money is utterly wasted on excessive bureaucracy, high salaries, government influence and amateur management.

My late father in law was a Senior UN official at a time when the organisation actually did some good work, many years ago. He was apoplectic at the stupid, pointless organisations such as Band Aid and (in the UK) Comic Relief who imagine they can do a better job of distributing charitable funds than the UN itself.

Most of the money raised by these organisations goes straight into the pockets of a long line of corrupt government officials and warlords. He told me that even the UN could only get roughly 50% of their money through to the people that required it. He estimated perhaps 10% of the money raised by virtue signalling celebrities would reach their intended target. The remaining 90% would go to make life considerably worse for them.

I would rather have stood at the school gates and given each of 400 children $1 each than hand it over to wasteful do-gooders.

Last edited 20 days ago by HotScot
mike macray
Reply to  HotScot
June 2, 2021 10:33 am

“…He was apoplectic at the stupid, pointless organisations such as Band Aid and (in the UK) Comic Relief who imagine they can do a better job of distributing charitable funds than the UN itself….”

Good point HotScot.
Working In 1985 for a commercial logistics outfit under contract to USAid in Sudan and using only local transport, we declined to buy 97 trucks from a Khartoum junk yard mostly articulated vehicles which are useless off road, 90% of our destinations. Soon afterwards Band Aid bought them for $3 million as I recall.
The closing of the deal was broadcast on PBS News, I remember the salesman congratulating the buyer with the words “Best of luck, from what I know of Sudan your going to need it!” Six months later they had six trucks working.
‘Nuff sed.
Cheers
Mike

Oriel Kolnai
Reply to  Christopher Paino
June 2, 2021 3:30 am

‘Everything is greed’
No it’s not. Communism, Fascism and National Socialism all fingered the ‘bourgeoisie’, or ‘plutocrats’ for the world’s problems.
LInkedIn’s suicidal attitude is driven by the same ideology.
Yet the problems of the world begin with the person looking out the mirror at you.

Citizen Smith
Reply to  Christopher Paino
June 2, 2021 7:18 am

Stock markets are controlled by greed and fear.

Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2021 1:44 pm

Or as Tony Heller would say … controlled by the Ministry-of-Truth.

dk_
June 1, 2021 10:14 am

Dropped linkedin years ago, but you used to be able to post almost anything.

shrnfr
Reply to  dk_
June 1, 2021 10:37 am

Linkedin is useless. I lterally opened an account for my dog a number of years ago. Despite having been dead for 3 years, Linkedin still sends him “XXX searches for your profile.” at my email. On the web, nobody can tell if you area (dead) dog I guess.

Reply to  dk_
June 1, 2021 12:31 pm

It also seems that they sell the email address you provide them or make those addresses easy to harvest. If you use a unique email address for a linkedin account, you will notice it receiving increasing amounts of spam. If you have a domain and can create arbitrary email addresses, creating a unique one for them and changing it when it starts getting spam, is highly recommended.

jorgekafkazar
Reply to  dk_
June 10, 2021 7:24 pm

I used them to seek job openings, in, let’s call it “robotics manufacture.” They’d alert me to every opening that had the word ‘manufacture’ in it. Their system couldn’t tell the difference. Useless site. I believe it also “stirs the pot” with messages apparently from your contacts, but actually computer generated. It used to be relatively politics-free, but obviously the rot has set in.

June 1, 2021 10:29 am

If your link was removed, LinkedIn => LinkedOut.
Use alt tech. Let’s turn Big Tech into MySpace.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Zoe Phin
June 2, 2021 4:45 am

“Let’s turn Big Tech into MySpace.”

Good idea. I think a conservative internet is being worked on.

One thing about this time period we’re living in: We get to see which side everyone is on now.

MarkW
June 1, 2021 10:42 am

Socialists firmly believe in your right to believe and say, anything that they agree with.

griff
Reply to  MarkW
June 1, 2021 11:25 am

How is LinkedIn socialist?

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 11:57 am

Do you get a cut from the Biden crime syndicate like the Big Guy? Or do you get a stipend directly from the CCP?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 12:06 pm

In order to explain that, first you’d need to understand what socialism does and the signs of it taking place.

rah
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 2, 2021 6:55 pm

This post is hitting on one of the keys. Information control! And don’t act dumb. The evidence is overwhelming that these various forums that are not allowing anything that challenges the party line to be posted are coordinating on who can post and what can be posted.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  rah
June 2, 2021 8:45 pm

And don’t act dumb.

I’m rather confused. I can’t tell whether you’re agreeing with me, criticizing my lack of vision or remonstrating with the guy I’m responding to, but through me.

The Dark Lord
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 12:26 pm

walks like a duck, quacks like a duck … maybe its a duck

John Endicott
Reply to  The Dark Lord
June 2, 2021 2:03 am

and if it weighs as much as a duck and is made of wood, it’s a socialist witch 😉

MiloCrabtree
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 12:38 pm

Just go away, troll.

Gary Ashe
Reply to  MiloCrabtree
June 1, 2021 2:17 pm

It’s more fun with him around.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Gary Ashe
June 1, 2021 2:31 pm

It’s true. His mother was a hamster and his father smelled of elderberries and so on and so forth.

How’s that Arctic sea ice going griff?

John Endicott
Reply to  philincalifornia
June 2, 2021 2:05 am

and we shall taunt him a second time!

TEWS_Pilot
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 1:24 pm

Would you prefer the term “Fascist?” There isn’t much difference, only in the methods employed to control the society.

Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 1:31 pm

Because it uses the same Great Censor in the Sky that all the Left Wingers use….Fakebook….Googler…Tweetler…Big Brother is Alive!

Gary Ashe
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 2:15 pm

Griff if it coos’ like a pigeon and shit’s all over you like a pigeon, it’s probably a Marxist driven socialist pigeon son.

Komerade Cube
Reply to  Gary Ashe
June 1, 2021 8:10 pm

As is Griff

Jeffery P
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 2:27 pm

LinkedIn is fascist. Fascism is socialism. Ergo, LinkedIn is socialist. 😉

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HotScot
Reply to  Jeffery P
June 2, 2021 3:06 am

Thank you for being one of the few to understand the origins of fascism and designate it appropriately.

philincalifornia
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 2:29 pm

He meant phony-socialist of course. You don’t quite get US politics do you?

Same as you being clueless on phony-climate

Tom Abbott
Reply to  philincalifornia
June 2, 2021 4:53 am

I think Griff is seriously confused about what constitutes the political Right and the political Left.

It seems Griff considers anything to the Right of Marx to be “Far-Right” radicals.

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rah
Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 2, 2021 6:56 pm

So do the democrats.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  rah
June 3, 2021 5:13 am

That’s right. Griff and the Democrats have the same flawed outlook on life and reality.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 2, 2021 8:50 pm

Frankly, although they like to posture as the party of intellectuals, I believe they really have no clue how ignorant they present themselves as. I mean to appoint Joe and Kamala as their best pick for Top Dog and his Bi*ch astounds me. They’re two of the stupidest people in the nation.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 3, 2021 5:26 am

The only team that would be worse would be the fake Vietnam veteran, Senator Bluementhal as president, and AOC as vice president.

Biden and Harris are completely clueless about world affairs and human psychlogy. They have an extremely delusional worldview. They are both in way over their heads.

Harris might have an excuse in her inexperience, although, I personally, don’t think experience would make her get better, but Biden doesn’t have that excuse.

As Biden’s former Defense Secretary Gates, said, Biden has been wrong on every major foreign policy and national security issue for the last 40 years. Gates was correct.

Nothing has changed since then. Biden is still clueless. He was put in charge in Iraq after the Obama administration took over and they withdrew the troops and spawned the Islamic Terror Army that rampaged over the area displacing and k!lling millions of people until Trump came into office and went in and straigtened the Isamic Terror Army out by eliminating them, Biden should never have allowed them to rise to power in the first place.

Now Biden is going to create another disaster in Afghanistan in the same way as he did in Iraq. If they never learn their lessons, eventually, you have to assume that they are just stupid.

The Democrats *are* good at anything criminal, and are very good at spreading propaganda and disinformation to aid their political power. That helps them. It doesn’t help the rest of us, but instead, puts us all in great danger. It’s not good for our nation to be run by clueless people and that’s what we have going on now with the delusional Democrats.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 3, 2021 10:19 am

For our own safety, I wish your analysis wasn’t so accurate … but alas, it’s spot on. Hell, Kamala isn’t even liked by her own party (less than 1% in the primaries). She must have let Joe sniff her hair so he appointed her to be VP.

(Bluementhal and AOC … aaaargh!)

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 4, 2021 3:58 am

It appears that Steve Jobs’ (Apple) widow, is worth $18 billion and spends lavishly on radical Democrat causes. She is the George Soros of the United States.

And it seems that she and Kamala Harris are personal friends and she wanted Kamala as vice president and $18 billion gets you what you want. It doesn’t matter that Kamala is dumb as a stump. In fact, that’s an asset as she will do as she is told by her owners.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 4, 2021 8:46 am

Kamala cackles on command.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
June 4, 2021 9:11 am

Her cackling is a defense mechanism she uses when she’s caught out … either from a lie or a brain fart.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 4, 2021 9:10 am

The Left is getting bolder and bolder but more and more irrational at the same time. It doesn’t surprise me that Kamala is Laurene Jobs’ personal project. It’s always nice to have some politicians in one’s pocket, especially when they’re none too bright. As you say, they’re easier to train to the halter.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 5:18 pm

” Dog poo is socialist.”

You got that right! 😀

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
June 2, 2021 4:49 am

Socialism is dog poo.

HotScot
Reply to  griff
June 2, 2021 3:07 am

How are the Polar Bears doing griff?

Lrp
Reply to  griff
June 2, 2021 12:35 pm

The same way you are

rah
Reply to  griff
June 2, 2021 6:46 pm

Asks the tool who doesn’t even realize it is living in a socalist society.

n.n
Reply to  MarkW
June 1, 2021 12:03 pm

Socialist as in single/central/monopolistic a.k.a. the heavy hand.

sycomputing
June 1, 2021 10:44 am

Beware regular LinkedIn notification emails. Recently, I had one I actually decided I wanted to view. I clicked on the typical button placed in the body of the email that takes you to the login page. The page didn’t render correctly, so I looked at the URL encoded in the button. Lo and behold, check out the URL for login (shortened):

https://www.linkedin.cn/uas/login?session_redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.cn% . . . etc.

After I reported it I stopped receiving any emails from them for about a week. I’m getting them again now but no longer with the .cn TLD in the login URL.

Bryan A
Reply to  sycomputing
June 1, 2021 1:44 pm

you have been mined and you will be cloned (hacked)

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sycomputing
Reply to  Bryan A
June 1, 2021 2:39 pm

Nah, I mean, it’s Microsoft. Surely nobody realizes everyone’s safe in Microsoft’s hands?

Like a good neighbot [sic]!

ResourceGuy
June 1, 2021 10:48 am

My only affiliation with LinkedIn is from hacked accounts sending out emails to all the address book entries of the victim. I got several of these emails from various victim accounts. As a consolation, I learned to keep my distance from that identity peddler company.

Rud Istvan
June 1, 2021 10:48 am

Years ago, LinkedIn served a legitimate business networking purpose. After Microsoft bought it, they started turning it into a social media platform, unfortunately with Seattle values. As this censorship shows.

I havent bothered to update my page since ‘retiring’ years ago, but still get requests from total unknowns to link to them so they can ‘borrow’ my cred.

M Courtney
Reply to  Rud Istvan
June 1, 2021 10:56 am

Hi,
May I borrow your cred?
I mean, if that’s possible I would like to.

Janice Moore
Reply to  M Courtney
June 1, 2021 12:07 pm

Dear Mr. Courtney,

How is your dad?

I still pray for him regularly, in general and in particular about the drowsiness.

Sorry for this interjection, but I am not often around this place anymore and am unlikely to cross paths with you for a long time.

Take care, over there.

Your ally for data-driven science,

Janice

M Courtney
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2021 1:21 pm

Hi, Nice to hear from you.

My father is still alive (as of Sunday) and that’s good. There’s not a lot else that’s good. The painkillers are a necessity but they do make him drowsy and unable to focus. He’s not able to do much and I think the fact that he’s not what he was hurts as much as the cancers. Well, until he stops the painkillers anyway.

He stops the painkillers every month (he thinks every month) so as he can write a sermon as he still feels called to preach. Although the Church is not planning him that often as they aren’t that stupid.

He avoids this place as he cannot defend himself as once he could. In fact the last contact with a public figure he has made – as opposed to replying to private correspondence – was to write a thank you to Marcus Rashford care of Man Utd. He’s not a Man U fan but sees M Rashford as being a sign of hope for the future generations.
Looking to hope for the world getting better is important to him.
.

Janice Moore
Reply to  M Courtney
June 1, 2021 1:45 pm

Thank you for your thoughtful response. Relieved to know your dad lives, but, very sorry that he is often unhappy 😔.

Please tell him, “Hello” from me.

And, since we both believe in Jeshua, “Looking forward to meeting you in less than ~50 years!” 😀

With love and continuing (ha! phone wanted to insert “controversy”) prayers,

Janice

HotScot
Reply to  M Courtney
June 2, 2021 3:25 am

Marcus Rashford……LOL. Multi-millionaire soccer player keen to have everyone else give their money away.

M Courtney
Reply to  HotScot
June 2, 2021 12:55 pm

He has £16 million quid. Self-made millionaire. Good for him.

And he’s given £20 million quid to feed poor children.
He tops the Sunday Times Giving List.

Come on mate, there are lots of celebrity hypocrites but he’s not one of them.

H. D. Hoese
Reply to  Rud Istvan
June 1, 2021 11:23 am

It was also my impression that Linkdin started out reasonably based on credible professionals I knew that asked me to join. I am not a joiner except for professional organizations, most stopped for various reasons, cost and their political activity the most important. Have posted before about Sigma Xi, still a complaining member. They are currently happy about the possible appointment that I think Koonin held. Going to be interesting.

https://www.sigmaxi.org/news/article/2021/05/25/former-sigma-xi-president-geri-richmond-tabbed-for-top-department-of-energy-position
“Pending her Senate confirmation, she will oversee both the Office of Science and DOE’s applied R&D programs……Richmond currently serves as the presidential chair in science and professor of chemistry at the University of Oregon.”

Oldseadog
June 1, 2021 10:48 am

Are you able to appeal or ask them for the specific words that “go against our Professional Community Policies”?

TonyG
Reply to  Oldseadog
June 2, 2021 9:49 am

Most of these platforms don’t really allow much of an appeal, and I’ve NEVER heard of them telling anyone specifically what the violation was.

Joseph Zorzin
June 1, 2021 10:50 am

The thing is- who to complain to about this sort of stuff? I sent an email to the Massachusetts Republican Party’s web site- asking their opinion of the state’s new net zero law and what they think about repression of opinions in social media. They didn’t respond- so I did it twice again- no response. But, they now have me in their list of who to send messages to- mostly asking for money. I guess that’s just how far to the left Republicans in MA have gone- as worthless as the Dems.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
June 1, 2021 11:24 am

Massachusetts is known for nurturing RINOs…

TonyG
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
June 2, 2021 9:50 am

JZ: Pretty typical of most official Republican organizations I’ve encountered. And most elected officials too.

Weekly_rise
June 1, 2021 10:59 am

That Linkedin banned David’s recommendation of the post shows we are becoming a totalitarian state

I didn’t realize that LinkedIn ran the world’s governments.

The Dark Lord
Reply to  Weekly_rise
June 1, 2021 12:28 pm

becoming …

philincalifornia
Reply to  Weekly_rise
June 1, 2021 2:39 pm

They probably need to try harder.

I call them StalkedIn, and everyone I say that to agrees.

Ruleo
Reply to  Weekly_rise
June 1, 2021 8:28 pm

You will end up in a boxcar in 7 years and say “What’s the problem? This isn’t worldwide, herpy derp!”

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Weekly_rise
June 2, 2021 5:00 am

“I didn’t realize that LinkedIn ran the world’s governments.”

No, Linkedin is just one cog in the Totalitarian machine.

zeno
June 1, 2021 11:10 am

tHe ScIeNCe Is sEtTlED!!!!!!!!

PaulH
June 1, 2021 11:13 am

I read this and I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry. On one hand, the tech behemoths continue to beclown themselves with their petty censorship crusades that inevitably leave them with egg on their collective faces (see wuhan lab leaks). But on the other hand, if they can “cancel” the POTUS for some preceived transgression of their vague communty standards, then they can cancel anyone.

Izaak Walton
Reply to  PaulH
June 1, 2021 11:44 am

“perceived transgression” — you mean inciting a riot that left 5 people dead? And suggesting that people attempt to stop the legitimate functions of the government?

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Izaak Walton
June 1, 2021 11:59 am

More lies via Rachel Madcow and MSLSD.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Izaak Walton
June 1, 2021 12:14 pm

There is absolutely no evidence that Trump incited a riot. Repeating a lie endlessly doesn’t make it true. At the time Trump was miles away and doing the opposite to your fallacious claim. One person died of natural causes, two were shot by the authorities and the other two due to their own stupidity. Compare that to the months and months ot BLM and Antifa rioting and looting with dozens dead.

Duane
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 1, 2021 12:43 pm

Trump incited a riot. I saw and heard him on video, he did it, there is zero doubt that he incited a riot.

If you don’t believe he incited a riot then you are an idiot.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  Duane
June 1, 2021 1:11 pm

You would need to double your IQ to qualify as a moron. The “riots” (such as they were) started a half hour before the President’s speech concluded. You’re a worthless oxygen thief.

M Courtney
Reply to  D. J. Hawkins
June 1, 2021 1:24 pm

Just applying logic here… the time the President’s speech concluded is surely less important than when it started?

The idea that a rioting mob could be whipped into a frenzy but also politely wait for the ended of thee speech and the canapes before heading off seems a little unlikely.

Jeffery P
Reply to  M Courtney
June 1, 2021 3:01 pm

Is the content of the speech important? Is it important Trump was holding a rally elsewhere? You say the riot began while Trump was speaking, therefore Trump incited it. Yet he was nowhere near the capital.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Jeffery P
June 2, 2021 5:07 am

Trump told the crowd to demonstrate “Peacefully”.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 3, 2021 5:39 am

Trump also offered to send in the National Guard days before the incursion happened, but somebody at the Capitol turned Trump’s offer down.

I believe Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi is the head of that particular Chain of Command, so someone ought to ask Nancy why Trump’s offer was turned down.

Common sense says, if Trump wanted to overthrow the government, he wouldn’t offer to put National Guard troops around the Capitol Building.

Who at the Capitol Building was involved in the decision to turn down National Guard troop help? The American people deserve to know all the facts about this case. And we’ll get them all eventually, and I bet the truth doesn’t make the Demcrats look good.

That’s why it is so hard to get the truth right now because the Democrats are covering it all up, which means they are having trouble selling the narrative that Trump and his 75+ million supporters are all White Supremacists and haters.

The Democrats are the real dividers and the haters.

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Derg
Reply to  M Courtney
June 1, 2021 5:19 pm

I heard it was started by in internet video like Benghazi

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  D. J. Hawkins
June 1, 2021 6:21 pm

Absolutely agree.

gringojay
Reply to  Duane
June 1, 2021 1:43 pm

No doubt the new kid in town knows.

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Carlo, Monte
Reply to  gringojay
June 1, 2021 6:22 pm

Cackling Kamala!

Mason
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
June 2, 2021 5:48 am

We call her Giggles.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Duane
June 1, 2021 1:58 pm

Well, since there was no “riot” (~40/~400,000 = ~.01% “rioting”),

it appears that you have been misled.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 2, 2021 5:14 am

I see where the Justice Department has dropped charges against one of the first people arrested in the Capitol Building.

As far as I know, none of those arrested have been charged with Sedition or trying to overthrow the government. Tresspassing seems to be the most serious charge.

The Biden administration has locked these people in jail and thrown away the key. Many of these people are being held in solitary confinement, and some are being abused by the gurards, according to reports.

Joe Biden is trying to demonize the entire Right, and this is part of the plan.

I think it is going to be difficult to demonze 75+ million Trump supporters. The Trump supporters may turn the tables on the Loony Left instead. Time is ticking down to the next election.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 2, 2021 8:16 am

And since the capitol wasn’t set afire and most of the “perps” supposedly “riotous” actions consisted of taking selfies and carrying signs and sitting in Queen Ice Cream’s chair, I’d hardly call it a “riot” per se.

Unlike months of burning and looting which went on in many places in the US in 2020, which of course the “media” couldn’t find the spine to refer to as “riots” but which actually WERE riots.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Duane
June 1, 2021 2:45 pm

I saw and heard him on video,

You saw and heard what your were trained to, none of which was even mild incitement. If you want to see what incitement look like, watch any of Maxine Waters’ stock harangues to the crowd.

You need to stop chewing gum while you post without much more practice.

Jeffery P
Reply to  Duane
June 1, 2021 2:58 pm

You must not have seen the same unedited video I saw. Maybe get your news with filters?

The Dark Lord
Reply to  Izaak Walton
June 1, 2021 12:29 pm

like BLM you mean ?

Rick C
Reply to  Izaak Walton
June 1, 2021 1:01 pm

The only people who died were Trump supporters. Officer Sicknick’s death the next day was due to a stroke that the Medical Examiner determined was not connected to the previous day’s events. The only person killed was an unarmed protestor who was shot by a Capital police officer. Not much of an armed insurrection – more like a mostly peaceful protest a la Portland/Seattle without the burning and looting.

Jeffery P
Reply to  Rick C
June 1, 2021 3:01 pm

An armed insurrection with nobody armed?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rick C
June 2, 2021 5:17 am

I saw the other day where it was reported that Officer Sicknick was a Trump supporter.

Life is strange.

It’s really strange when we have lunatics on the Left trying to interpret it for us.

Wade
Reply to  Izaak Walton
June 1, 2021 1:13 pm

One of the first persons the FBI arrested was a freelance “reporter” that receive a payment from CNN for his work and he is a violent anti-Trumper. The only part of his name that I remember was his middle name, spelled Earle. (Because of the odd spelling is the only way I remember that.) Look it up. Unless the Google has memory-holed it.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Wade
June 1, 2021 6:24 pm

This would be John Sullivan of the Utah Antifa.

Ruleo
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
June 1, 2021 8:30 pm

Now transferred to… D.C. court.

Presided by… Emmet Sullivan.

The corrupt judge of the Michael Flynn trial.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Ruleo
June 1, 2021 9:24 pm

This makes for warm fuzzy feelings…

Derg
Reply to  Izaak Walton
June 1, 2021 5:18 pm

You are a human turd. Russia colluuuusion;)

Komerade Cube
Reply to  Izaak Walton
June 1, 2021 8:15 pm

izaak are you a pseudonym for Griff or a real troll?

Redge
June 1, 2021 11:14 am

The most likely thing that has happened is someone connected with David Seigal has taken umbrage that the truth is spoken and has clicked on the “report” button. They’ve reported David using this as an excuse:

Do not share content in a way that you know is, or think may be, misleading or inaccurate, including misinformation or disinformation.

David can and should appeal

griff
Reply to  Redge
June 1, 2021 11:26 am

but it isn’t the truth, is it?

The Dark Lord
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 12:30 pm

how would you know ? you and the truth have a strained relationship …

John Endicott
Reply to  The Dark Lord
June 2, 2021 9:34 am

Strained? They have no relationship whatsoever. griff wouldn’t be able to spot the truth if it walked up to him holding a sign that read “Hi, I’m the Truth!”

Redge
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 10:53 pm

Which part, someone taking umbrage or David Seigal speaking the truth?

If the former, it’s very likely.

If the latter, taken literally, I would agree with you: CO2 does affect the climate by allowing vegetation to live.

There is, however, no compelling evidence to suggest CO2 is the control knob of temperature AKA climate change.

If you think there is Griff, write a guest post with references to data not just to the Guardian

griff
June 1, 2021 11:24 am

Co2 absolutely effects climate, so banning a lie seems absolutely reasonable

Neil Lock
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 11:50 am

A lot of people complain about “banning,” however none of them realize that when they signed up for the service they typically have to click on a button “I agree” to begin using the service. Of course few people read the fine print in the agreement, so they have no right to complain.

The Dark Lord
Reply to  Neil Lock
June 1, 2021 12:31 pm

and if what you “agreed too” by clicking is NOT what they are doing ? i.e. banning you for something NOT covered in their community standards … no complaints ?

Ruleo
Reply to  Neil Lock
June 1, 2021 8:31 pm

Gonna ban me from heating my home too?

TonyG
Reply to  Neil Lock
June 2, 2021 9:56 am

“It’s private companies not the government, so it’s ok”

When in history have those limiting speech ever been the good guys?

n.n
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 11:53 am

In a positive way to green the environment. However, any other effects over a 30 year period or longer are speculative at best, backed by the assumptions/assertions designed in models (i.e. hypotheses).

Tom in Florida
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 11:56 am

Yet you are not banned here.

Phil Rae
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 12:13 pm

As a native English speaker, you should learn the difference between “effects” and “affects” before spouting your usual dogma!

philincalifornia
Reply to  Phil Rae
June 1, 2021 2:44 pm

I think you meant dog shit Phil.

griff has been given ample opportunity to type up the data that shows that CO2 “effects” or even affects climate. So far he’s resisted the temptation to respond to the multi-hundred opportunities.

Just a low-IQ windbag

Rory Forbes
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 12:17 pm

Co2 absolutely effects climate

There is absolutely no empirical evidence to support that assertion, therefore it is indistinguishable from a lie.

Duane
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 12:44 pm

Scientific theories are not “truth” – they are theories. Not a single proof has ever been offered that CO2 is the thermostat for the average climate on Earth, what ever such a thing might be. Anybody who believes that any single thing controls a massively complex thing such as climate is an idiot. Apparently you are an idiot.

Gary Ashe
Reply to  Duane
June 1, 2021 2:36 pm

”Not a single proof has been offered that co2 is the thermostat for the average climate on earth”..

Then it isn’t a ”theory”, it’s an hypothesis.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Gary Ashe
June 2, 2021 8:27 am

And that hypothesis is not fact, is not proof, is not evidence, is not data, is not anything more than a proposition based on a boatload of assumptions and the key one of those, “all other things held equal,” has never, does not, and will never exist here in the real world.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Gary Ashe
June 2, 2021 8:54 am

It’s not even a hypothesis, Gary, because there is no way to calculate a unique, testable, predictive deduction from the idea.

DrEd
Reply to  Duane
June 1, 2021 2:41 pm

Not only what Duane said, but it has been shown that CO2 CANNOT be the “climate temp driver” that you say it is.

John Endicott
Reply to  Duane
June 4, 2021 4:43 am

they are theories. Not a single proof has ever been offered that CO2 is the thermostat for the average climate on Earth, what ever such a thing might be. “

That “what ever such a thing might be” is a very important part of the equation. Even if you swallow whole the notion that CO2 is the thermostat, without knowing what is the optimal “average climate” (and no one has ever been able to say what that is) we can’t know if “climate change” (as the climate charlatans refer to it) is changing things for the better (moving towards the optimum) or worse (moving away from the optimum).

Considering, historically, the times of cooler climate have been times of great misery for life on this planet and the times of warmer climate have been times where life on this planet has flourished greatly and prospered, then if CO2 is the thermostat, and man’s contribution is resulting in a warmer world, than that is surely a good thing for life on this planet. More die from the cold than from the heat each year, lessen the cold, lessen the death.

Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 1:47 pm

Nurse … some CO2 therapy needed here … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcc5-ApXFm8

Med Bennett
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 1:52 pm

You’ve got it backwards. Temperature affects CO2, not the other way around. https://hgss.copernicus.org/articles/12/97/2021/hgss-12-97-2021.pdf

Janice Moore
Reply to  Med Bennett
June 1, 2021 2:20 pm

Yep. CO2 lags temperature by about a quarter cycle per ice core data.

Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 2:12 pm

Griffter, CO2 is a wonderful gas that humans depend on daily…CO2 does not effect or affect climate in any significant way.

John Endicott
Reply to  Anti_griff
June 4, 2021 4:47 am

Not just humans, but life itself on this little mudball in space. CO2 is literally the building blocks of life on this planet, without it the plants would die, the animals that eat the plants will die, etc all the way up the food chain to we mere mortals who would die from lack of food once all the plants and animals below us died off from lack of CO2.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  griff
June 1, 2021 7:18 pm

Griff-world Logic: Water causes drowning. We should ban water.

John Endicott
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
June 4, 2021 4:50 am

griff was probably first in line to sign the ban DiHydrogenMonoxide petition.

Pat Frank
Reply to  griff
June 2, 2021 8:51 am

Co2 absolutely effects climate

Where’s your absolute evidence, griff?

markl
June 1, 2021 11:29 am

How long will it take before people realize the MSM and Social Media are enemies of the people and being used to censor opinions?

DMacKenzie,
Reply to  markl
June 1, 2021 11:48 am

Anybody that talked about a battery charger near Siri or Alexa and then got battery charger adverts on every site they visited….already knows….

Tom Abbott
Reply to  DMacKenzie,
June 2, 2021 5:33 am

It’s worse than that. While browsing Amazon on my phone, I got a call from a relative and we talked about a Ring Doorbell during the conversation, and when we finished the call, I went back to browsing Amazon and the first new sight I saw on the next page down as I scrolled was an advertisement for a Ring Doorbell.

Amazon was listening to my phone call. That’s the only conclusion I can come to. And I don’t use Siri or Alexis, I have that disabled. But somehow Amazon knew I was talking about a Ring Doorbell. I never saw this Ring Doorbell advertisement before receiving that phone call and talking about it.

Big Brother is watching. Be careful out there! 🙂

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 2, 2021 7:21 am

One reason I still use a flip-phone.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  markl
June 1, 2021 12:24 pm

“ANTIFA is just an idea!” — your guy Dementia Joe Biden, uttered while the Democrat run cities burned and the Democrat leaders looked the other way.

Reply to  Carlo, Monte
June 1, 2021 2:21 pm

The MSNBC guy was standing in front of a flaming building while saying protests were mostly peaceful. The demrats were trying the old “burn down the Reichstag ” trick in Washington….a small minority were rowdy and tresspassed…only on person died – Ashli Babbitt – who murdered Ashlo Babbitt?

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Anti_griff
June 1, 2021 6:27 pm

They still won’t say, meanwhile the Russian (Russian!) Foreign Minister is accusing the U.S. of human rights violations for holding the non-violent “insurrectionists” in solitary confinement without bail.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
June 1, 2021 2:49 pm

Exactly, a completely made up crew of fakes. A violently left-wing group that thinks that Joe Biden is their leader is so preposterous. He couldn’t even get his Che Guevara beret on straight without his handlers.

Ruleo
Reply to  markl
June 1, 2021 8:34 pm

When did Sect 230 protection allow arbitrary, illegal, “terms of service” in the public square?

Sara
June 1, 2021 11:36 am

So if I dropped in a comment on how powerful the Earth is in regard to what is going on with volcanoes – especially the Iceland volcano, an awesome sight for anyone to see!!! — and how little power We Puny Hoomans have over the planet, LinkedIn would block it?

That, and the 46 other volcanoes continually erupting worldwide, as reported since May 6, 2021, should be sufficient evidence that we have ZERO control over anything this planet does. But then, I live in the real world, not the dystopic world of Those People, and frankly, if the planet decides it’s had just about enough of us, we’re gone, like dust in the wind.

But Those People can’t/won’t accept Reality, so what does that make them?

I am in complete awe of this planet, so what does that make me, and the rest of us who live in Reality?

This is just cotton-pickin’ sad.

n.n
Reply to  Sara
June 1, 2021 12:00 pm

The Profits (sic) preach globally, but our efficacy is limited in time and space. Even their models require regular, recurring injections of brown matter to sustain a consensus with reality.

That said, if they cared about flora, fauna, and people, they would start with clearing the Green blight and losing their “ethical” religion, not limited to the wicked solution.

DMacKenzie,
Reply to  Sara
June 1, 2021 12:03 pm

Trying to stop a volcano is obviously a waste of effort, but stopping your neighbor from heating his house or driving his car is doable and gives some people aphrodisiacal feelings of power.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Sara
June 2, 2021 5:40 am

I saw a video this morning on Fox News where someone in Iceland flew a drone over an Icelandic volcano that is currently erupting, and the view was spectacular.

The drone flew right up the side of the volcano above the overflowing lava, and eventually flew right into the caldron at the top.

TonyG
Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 2, 2021 10:03 am

“eventually flew right into the caldron at the top.” – oops?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  TonyG
June 3, 2021 5:52 am

I don’t know if it was deliberate or not. 🙂

bonbon
June 1, 2021 12:04 pm

Remember LinkedIn was completely hacked a couple of years ago, who is in charge? Check your account/password, immediately!

Fascism derives from the Roman Fasces, a fistful of private interests – see the symbol.

So yes we are being run by a fistful of private interests. Last time around it was Hjalmar Schacht, Hitters Economics minister, founder of the Basel based Bank of International Settlements. In other words fascism is run by bankers boys.

This time around they plan a digital green currency, global, and a Great Reset.

But at the great Scottish poet Robert Burns noted, the best laid plans of mice and men go arye.

TonyG
Reply to  bonbon
June 2, 2021 10:04 am

“Fascism derives from the Roman Fasces, a fistful of private interests”

That definition has been eliminated.

John Endicott
Reply to  TonyG
June 4, 2021 4:54 am

Indeed, when attempting to understand a word being used in present day conversations, what the roots of a word originally meant is no where near as important as what the word currently means. while word origins can be interesting, many words have long since morphed beyond the literal meaning of their origins (heck some words have even come to mean the exact opposite of the literal meanings of their roots). That’s the nature of a living language, it changes as the times change. It’s only in dead languages that the meaning of words never change over time.

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TonyG
Reply to  John Endicott
June 4, 2021 6:41 am

It’s quite different when the meaning of a word evolves over time vs. when those writing the definitions change them.

And it’s disingenuous to refer to something from another time that was named by a specific word and conflate that historical something with the “new” definition.

John Endicott
Reply to  TonyG
June 4, 2021 8:31 am

It’s quite different when the meaning of a word evolves over time vs. when those writing the definitions change them.”

Indeed, definition should follow usage, not the other way round.

ResourceGuy
June 1, 2021 12:07 pm

The stock price protection racket continues at your expense. They get big corporate bonuses for this type of behavior.

graham dunton
June 1, 2021 12:11 pm

Yet another one to abandon-its as simple as that?
This does show, how desperately important it is, to allow free speech, and legal challenges over such a ruling as this. It is unlikely governments will act in a timely manner.
It must be, a group of interested parties with the funds to proceed.

A worthwhile cause for, a Go Fund Me campaign.

John Endicott
Reply to  graham dunton
June 4, 2021 4:59 am

assuming go fund me doesn’t delete/ban/cancel said campaign.

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June 1, 2021 12:43 pm

I am still baffled over the statement “CO2 has no effect on climate”. The statement itself is largely correct, but I was expecting an explaining as to why that is. There is nothing like it in the article.

However, I can deliver..

https://greenhousedefect.com/

Robert of Texas
June 1, 2021 12:44 pm

Ignorance does not “drive” a person,corporation, or government to behave in a certain way, it merely allows a behavior to continue. An ignorant person is one who can be more easily controlled. I would label most people coming out of public schools and colleges today as ignorant – that is they have been filled with misinformation and philosophy but have never been encouraged or taught to actually think for themselves. They have been “shaped”.

Greed is often a motivator, and so is Power. Fear is the other great motivator.

Totalitarian States are created using all three motivators. Fear is easy to stoke up in the ignorant.

Then there is human nature…it seems it is human nature to want to belong to a group, seek out the highest status group possible, and persecute people unlike themselves (outside the group). This falls into the realm of religion really – it is how religions have evolved and thrived in the past. Renegades are especially dangerous to the group and therefore viciously attacked.

Censorship really falls under “control”. When a religion or power group arise, they want to control the message, the passion, and the beliefs of the ignorant. This helps to maintain the status-quo (of the power group) and reduces risk to their control.

Wade
June 1, 2021 12:44 pm

The day Microsoft bought LinkedIn was the day I really stopped using it. Seriously. I belonged to a group that shared hints and tips for people within my job. I used to get frequent updates by email of posts so that I would know when someone was sharing something. Those emails stopped after Microsoft bought LinkedIn. I checked it one last time before I closed my account and the only message post-Microsoft was about how dead the community was. I closed my account soon after.

Farmer Ch E retired
June 1, 2021 12:59 pm

In a similar fashion, FB removed a post I made which referenced a peer-reviewed article published in the American Journal of Medicine on early CV-19 outpatient treatment.

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Janice Moore
Reply to  Farmer Ch E retired
June 1, 2021 2:11 pm

“Your post goes against our Community Standards on

[facts which could cause fiscal harm to the profits of investors in vaccine production].”

Fixed. 😉

June 1, 2021 2:01 pm

I closed my Linkedin account last year.
I have no regrets.

Independent
June 1, 2021 3:41 pm

LinkedIn is the only social media I use, although I don’t post on it or read others’ posts (basically, it’s a public rolodex). But I do have a question: Is it possible to sue LinkedIn for fraud for this kind of thing? Does their user agreement state that they can block user-to-user communications they disagree with? I’m sure, as with Facebook, YouTube, Google, Twitter, etc. they profit off of large amounts of IP theft too.

Joel O'Bryan
June 1, 2021 4:00 pm

To me LinkedIn is a site to post a resume or CV and network with other professionals in your career field and so potential employers can see your work history and resume. Not sure why you write a climate post like that on LinkedIn. I mean I completely understand that Climate Alarmism is a fraud on the public, but to me LinkedIn isn’t the site for a post like that.

John Endicott
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
June 4, 2021 5:05 am

The may be the original purpose of linkedIn, but it’s been more of a typical social media site for a long whole now. While you might not think that type of post would be appropriate, there’s plenty of such posts from the opposite view on the issue that don’t get deleted/banned, so clearly the topic is OK on there just as long as you are towing the party line.

To bed B
June 1, 2021 4:09 pm

It’s not about hating humanity. It’s about having to acknowledge conservative capitalists actually cared about the great unwashed.

pochas94
June 1, 2021 5:31 pm

I’ll give you my library card when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.

Bob
June 1, 2021 7:11 pm

LinkedIn’s chairman and former CEO, Jeff Wiener, is climate crazy. I watched a leadership webinar a while back, the only animated part was when he talked about what he thought was the most important problem.

TonyG
June 2, 2021 7:15 am

No need for the government to limit speech when the corporations will do it for them.

When in history have those who wanted to limit speech been the good guys?

William Ward
June 2, 2021 2:04 pm

LinkedIn shows David Siegel’s account as

“PROFILE NOT AVAILABLE”

Either David closed his account (perhaps in protest of the censorship) or he is in social media time-out for being a bad boy.

The WOKE VIRUS has infected so many in our world. Until the uninfected people fight back hard – through boycott & political activism, the WOKE VIRUS will continue to spread and do damage.

Corky
June 2, 2021 2:31 pm

The manipulation of man by man will only be surpassed by the manipulation of man by machine.
Is it really any wonder why the psychopaths in “control” continually occult information that would be beneficial to man?

Perhaps the roots of all of the silliness from the last 20 years will become more transparent and we will see who our tormentors are.

It brings me to think of Yamamoto expressing his concerns after Pearl Harbor, which was something to the effect of waking a sleeping giant and filling him with a terrible resolve.

Paul Penrose
June 2, 2021 4:45 pm

More proof that my avoidance of social media platforms like linkedin is a wise decision.

Reginald R. Muskett, Ph.D.
June 2, 2021 8:21 pm

Good luck Andy.

LinkedIn terminated my login and account. And they didn’t bother to tell me why, except for telling me that I am terminated! Why should I bother giving LinkedIn’s ‘Supreme Court’ my U.S.A. Passport and Real ID and SSN info (likely they would then want my financial accounts info) when all they will do is sell it to an illegal !

I’m on Gab.

Cheers,
Reg

goracle
June 2, 2021 8:27 pm

it’s linkedin….. microsoft….. big tech overlords…. WTH did you expect? stick to platforms that let you post what you want…. they’re obscure at the moment, but only because everyone continues to use the overlord media because of they’re well known and have a big reach… you want to change that? start using the little guys not currently beholden to the overlords… and when they do get woke (which they will) move on again… until there is nowhere left to run to…. but by then we’ll be completely screwed already so it won’t really matter anymore.

2hotel9
June 3, 2021 3:19 pm

“It is a very straightforward reporting of the facts and data.” Here was your mistake, doing this is what violated their Professional Community Policies. Try not to make that faux pau again! 😉

June 7, 2021 7:26 pm

A few years ago, an edict came down from the Japanese government that their vehicles were to become electric powered, because of global warming, and CO2. They learned that their island nation could not produce enough electricity to run the nation’s vehicles.They have tried to warn us, but nobody’s listening. Pres. Biden wants to power all our vehicles with wind and solar, offshore wind on all coasts, but could we create enough electricity to power all our vehicles and have enough power left over to light the nation, keep us warm and have our industry? I can’t get any answers.

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