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paul spencer and randy have already answered this but my two cents is that the senator is either an idiot, a shill, or a liar. he could be all those.

the statement is pure BS on several levels. it relies on the fact that no one will ever check the details. who in france will seek out the answer for the US? no one, because as noted, there is none.

as i note in my new book on this phenomena, it is the power of the statement--as in the "big lie" not whether it is true or not.

so while randy and i and others like us run around trying to pin down the truth, they throw out another lie, thus keeping us running around in circles. who was it said, a lie travels around the world while the truth is still trying to put its pants on.

paul gipe

Paul Gipe

by pgipe (pgipe(at)igc.org) on Tue Mar 10th, 2015 at 02:10:18 PM EST
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Yep. Next, this plays out at lower levels than the Sénat. One of the local mayors here, who is hysterically anti-wind, copies these senatorial lies into his municipal newsletter and adds another -- believe it or not, England has now banned onshore windmills completely (!).

The problem being, as you rightly say, that they get out there first and we are playing catch-up.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Mar 10th, 2015 at 02:23:33 PM EST
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