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05.12.12

Charles Manson, the Unabomber, and Microsoft

Posted in Microsoft at 9:05 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Comparing one’s opposition to Unabomber

Kaczynski

Summary: Microsoft funds an AstroTurf which compares particular people to mass murderers

THOSE who challenge Microsoft in response to its many crimes probably know too darn well how far the company goes to daemonise and intimidate the lone messengers. One of the company’s employees, working without disclosure in a so-called “TE” role (AstroTurf), was once harassing me in this Web site. See older posts such as:

Microsoft’s Wong decided to compare me to Unabomber and publicly insult me until I filed a complaint to the FTC. In a new E-mail titled “Charles Manson, the Unabomber…and you?” (dated 5/11/12 7:38 PM) Mike Palamuso from the League of Conservation Voters wrote:





Tell Microsoft, Comcast and other corporate donors to stop funding the
Heartland Institute's offensive, climate-denier propaganda:
http://action.lcv.org/site/R?i=kkLMsFUXoSE0Z-yr8zOZ9A .


[snip],

Have you heard what they're calling us? Serial killers and terrorists.

I know it seems like a joke, but this was actually put up on a
billboard last week in Chicago. The Heartland Institute, a leading
anti-science think tank, launched a campaign with images like this -
implying that if you believe global warming is happening, then you are
no different than the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, or mass
murderer Charles Manson.

If you find this as outrageous as I do, sign our petition urging the
Heartland Institute's corporate donors, including Microsoft and
Comcast, to end their funding today:
http://action.lcv.org/site/R?i=G8Fr2S5UeLFQHO3-Vrm4YQ .

For years, the Heartland Institute has been producing climate-denying
propaganda to benefit Big Oil and Dirty Coal. But this goes too far.
In their press release, they actually said that "people who still
believe in man-made global warming are mostly on the radical fringe of
society... they are murderers, tyrants, and madmen." This kind of
inflammatory, hateful rhetoric is offensive to the millions of
Americans who support common-sense solutions to the climate crisis.

Luckily, public outcry forced the Heartland Institute to take these
billboards down after just 24 hours. Yet, they are still not
apologizing for this deceitful campaign and will keep feeding the same
rhetoric to the media, members of Congress, and even our schools
unless we take action now.

Our partners at Forecast the Facts have been busy organizing a rapid
response from activists, which has already convinced some major
corporations like State Farm to pull their funding from the Heartland
Institute this week. Now they've asked for our help in adding
thousands more voices of activists like you to the call on other
corporations to end their funding to the Heartland Institute.

Will you sign our petition to Microsoft, Comcast, and the other
corporate funders of the Heartland Institute today?

http://action.lcv.org/site/R?i=eMaVmZ25VA6-XVKdtcDGvA

It's time for any corporation that cares about its reputation to stop
funding climate-denying groups like the Heartland Institute. With
enough people behind us, we can make that happen. So please take
action, and then share it via email, Facebook and Twitter.

Only together can we set the record straight on climate change and
ensure a clean energy future. We'll get back to you soon with updates
on the campaign as it progresses.

Thanks,

Mike Palamuso
Vice President, Communications
League of Conservation Voters



Here we have merely one more example where Microsoft funds predatory bodies that do this type of things. We mentioned more in the past. The AstroTurfing must stop and the anti-social element at Microsoft should be brought to justice.

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