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Where facts come from

Dear Editor:

Mr. Hall apparently believes that “facts” (the F-word to the left) which are presented on Fox fall under the heading of “discredited.” I stopped watching TV news on any channel on Oct. 31, 2008, as it was having a negative effect on my blood pressure, so I get my news from alternative sources on the Internet.

I read from the left and the right and do not limit my reading to articles, blogs or other sites, but spend a great deal of time reading books as well. One of the most informative was the handbook of the current occupant of the Oval Office, “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky, who was the subject of the current Secretary of State’s master’s thesis.

For facts on anthropogenic global warming, try “Unstoppable Global Warming; Every 1,500 Years” by S. Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery. On the Internet, look up: Anthony Watts’ site (wattsupwiththat.com), Lord Christopher Monckton’s slide show (http://www.friendsofscience.org/assets/documents/monckton_2009.pdf), John Coleman, founder of The Weather Channel (kusi.com/home/11131801.html ) and the Petition Project site (petitionproject.org), which features a petition signed by 31,487 American scientists, of which 9,029 hold Ph.D.s, and is headed up by Edward Teller, whose scientific credentials and abilities have been proven beyond question – just ask anyone from Japan. In that your news comes from mainstream media, you may have missed any mention of Climategate involving and exposing the IPCC and CRU in East Anglia. If you enter “Climategate” in your preferred search engine, you’ll find enough information to possibly inspire a reality check on the foundation of your epistemological orientation.

Last, but not least, a reading, for comprehension, of the U.S. Constitution, which was significantly shorter and less obfuscatory than any of the unread bills passed since January 2009, might bring you an understanding of what this formerly exceptional country is all about.

Neal Pollack

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