New DoD Chief (Obama Secretary of Defense Nomination) is from Goldman Sachs, CFR, Aspen Group, DARPA…

By Jack Blood

President Obama on Friday announced his nomination of Ashton B. Carter, a physicist and former deputy defense secretary, to replace Chuck Hagel as defense secretary. Video by Reuters on Publish Date December 5, 2014. Photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times.


On December 5, 2014, Carter was nominated by President Barack Obama to replace outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

So Who IS Ashton Carter?

He was deputy secretary of defense from October 2011 to December 2013, serving as the DOD’s chief operating officer overseeing more than $600 billion per year and 2.4 million civilian and military personnel, and managing global 24/7 operations. From April 2009 to October 2011, he was undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics with responsibility for procurement of all technology, systems, services, and supplies, bases and infrastructure, energy and environment, and more than $50 billion annually in R&D.

Previously, Carter was a senior partner of Global Technology Partners focused on advising investment firms in technology and defense.

He has been a consultant to Goldman Sachs and Mitretek Systems on international affairs and technology matters, and speaks frequently to business and policy audiences. Carter was also a member of the Aspen Strategy Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Physical Society, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Carter was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Carter was also co-director of the Preventive Defense Project, which designs and promotes security policies aimed at preventing the emergence of major new threats to the United States.

From 1990 to 1993, Carter was director of the Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and Chairman of the Editorial Board of International Security. Previously, he held positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and Rockefeller University. (See David Rockefeller – Predatory Globalist)

He received bachelor’s degrees in physics and in medieval history from Yale University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa in 1976. He then received his doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of Oxford in 1979, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. (A system to create Global Govt initiates, founded by Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902, South African financier, British statesman and industrialist, who wanted to make Africa a “British dominion from the Cape to Cairo”), with the financial support and guidance of Nathaniel Mayer Rothschild

He was a physics instructor at Oxford, a postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller University and MIT, and an experimental research associate at Brookhaven and Fermilab National Laboratories.

Carter served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during President Clinton’s first term.

Carter noted that China was a central economic partner and that ‘The Shift to Asia’ is principally an economic matter with new security implications. India, Australia, and New Zealand were mentioned as forthcoming security partners (AKA the TPP Agreement currently on the “fast track” for the Obama Admin. See: Obama’s TPP Negotiators Get Big Bonuses From Wall Street)

(DARPA) Carter had been a longtime member of the Defense Science Board and the Defense Policy Board, the principal advisory bodies to the Secretary of Defense. During the Bush administration, he was also a member of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice‘s International Security Advisory Board

Carter’s views on Iran have been perceived as hawkish. In 2006, he authored a report advocating use or threat of force to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. (Exposed by the Reese commission as an endowment for WAR)  



Carter is certainly a man from Wall Street, and a long standing member of the Global Govt round tables. He shares a high level tech background with the recent Obama Nominee for AG, Loretta Lynch. (Also from Wall St. as well as the NY Federal Reserve. MORE on Ms Lynch HERE)

There seems to be a major preparation ongoing for some kind of Cyber War. This war to be blamed on set up enemies such as “ISIS”, Syria, and North Korea etc… Would be impossible to prove to the American Citizenry. We would have to “trust” the powers that be, that whatever occurred went down per the official story. The I – Patriot Act has already been written.

Ashton Carter has been up for nomination for past duties in the US Central Govt…. He has passed unanimously each time.

Obama Nominates New AG hours after Mid Term – Former Corp Lawyer / U.S. Attorney / Dir. of the NY Federal Reserve Board, Loretta Lynch

By Jack Blood

Current Attorney General (Top Cop) Eric Holder has been an unmitigated disaster. Yes that is our “opinion”, and it’s also the opinion of many African Americans, and civil libertarians who feel that things have changed…. For the worse.  This is why current AG Eric Holder is on his way out, and why the Democrats unloaded him for the mid-term (s)election in 2014. Holder plans on going back to work as a corporate attorney, and will likely make boat loads of money using the contacts he made as AG sitting on the board of “Global Corp”. More on the background, and CRIMES of Eric Holder HERE.

Now, post mid-terms, Mr Obama has up’d his game nominating yet another African American, and a female to boot. Race should remain a major divisive issue for the remainder of Obama’s term, IF his new nominee Loretta LYNCH is approved by the now “lame duck”  Senate.

This should be a good test for the Republicans.

Ted Cruz / Mike Lee Threaten To Block Attorney General Nominee

If Loretta Lynch is confirmed, she will be the second (consecutive) African American appointed to the position, and the second female AG after the disastrous, and murderous Janet Reno. (Also a Clinton appointee)




Via Left leaning

Loretta Lynch’s Wall Street friends: What you should know about AG nominee’s finance past

Looking for accountability for financial crimes that wrecked the economy? Here’s why the status quo is more likely:

We’ve heard about the cases Lynch has prosecuted for the government, from the police shooting of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima to public corruption cases against the likes of Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY).

But what’s less known is Lynch’s career in the private sector

Ms Lynch’s first job out of Harvard in the 80’s was with one of the most prominent corporate law firms in the world, as a litigation associate for Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Described by Hoovers as “a name plenty of high-profile clients have banked on,” Cahill advises Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan, UBS, AIG, HSBC, and Wells Fargo.

After reviewing her record in this capacity, it’s not that she’s openly corrupted by the forces that increasingly rule our government, so much as she’s marinated in their worldview, in their cultural milieu. To ask her to take on powerful interests in finance would be like asking someone to rat out their friends.

Lynch then served at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Brooklyn for 11 years, rising to run the office during the end of the Clinton Administration, from 1999-2001. When she left, she became a partner at Hogan & Hartson (it has since merged to become Hogan Lovells). It’s a giant DC law firm specializing in government regulatory, corporate and financial law. Like Cahill Gordon & Reindel, it advises all sorts of corporations, and it even has a separate lobbying firm, one of the top five in the United States. We know that Lynch worked on white-collar criminal defense and corporate compliance while in private practice at Hogan & Hartson.

At Hogan & Hartson she did admirable pro bono work with prosecutors in the Rwandan war crimes tribunal. (Furthering the goal of stealing Africa’s resources by the Corporate Elite). What this says is that she has a long history interacting with a certain class of corporate lawyers and executives, understanding their perspective in critical ways.

That’s further buttressed by a strange detour in her legal career – serving as a director of the New York Federal Reserve Board from 2003 to 2005. Here she worked with people like former Citigroup chairman Sandy Weill, ex-Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld and ex-Blackstone chairman Pete Peterson.

And in 2003, Loretta Lynch had one of six votes in the appointment process that eventually put someone named Timothy Geithner in charge.

Lynch’s tenure coincides with the inflation of the housing bubble and the widespread use of mortgage securities and derivatives among the banks the New York Fed is meant to supervise.  We don’t know how Lynch acted in this respect, as minutes of New York Fed Board of Directors meetings weren’t made public until 2007. It’s fair to say that nothing changed as a result of Lynch’s actions, if there in fact were any.

Again, the point here is that Lynch has a long career of close association with many extremely powerful people. Given that we’ve seen in the past decade a virtual crime wave among this very class, it’s just not that likely Lynch would have the will to crack down on malfeasance in the executive suites, which could implicate her colleagues and friends. It’s not corruption, more like mindshare.

To take this out of the realm of theory, let’s look at some of Lynch’s recent corporate crime actions as a federal prosecutor. She was instrumental in two financial fraud settlements, which President Obama touted in announcing her as Attorney General. One was the $7 billion mortgage-backed securities fraud case against Citigroup, part of a series of high-profile settlements that amounted to public relations vehicles for the Justice Department, so they could claim to have “gotten tough” on big banks. In reality, shareholders paid the fines, the perpetrators faced no jail time, investor victims received no compensation, and the public never got the full story on the extent of the wrongdoing.

Lynch’s other major financial fraud case was a $1.9 billion deferred prosecution agreement with HSBC for facilitating money laundering for terrorists and Mexican drug cartels. Carl Levin’s Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations basically gift-wrapped this case for federal prosecutors in an extensive report, relating lurid tales of HSBC collaborating with some of the worst people on the planet for years. But nobody from the bank went to jail or paid any fines. Lynch’s office didn’t even force HSBC to plead guilty; the deferred prosecution agreement just imposes a fine and a monitoring process as an out-of-court settlement.

As Matt Taibbi pointed out at the time, a kid caught with a few ounces of drugs will get thrown into jail for years, but a bank helping the criminals sell billions in drugs to those kids will have no trouble.

You can say that Main Justice prosecuted these cases, that Lynch’s name just appeared on the press releases, that it was Eric Holder’s show. But as a federal prosecutor, Lynch could have easily made decisions to charge individuals after the settlements were completed. She had the information at her disposal. But she chose instead to go along to get along, and you can see her elevation to Attorney General as part of the reward.

And that’s the picture you get from Lynch’s public and private career. She swims in the same pool as the moneyed elite, and her actions don’t pressure them too deeply. The Justice Department keeps insisting that someday they’ll prosecute someone for the corporate crimes that wrecked our economy, but there’s no reason to actually believe that. Under Loretta Lynch, like under Eric Holder, I don’t expect much determination to get it done. And ultimately, you have to hold responsible the President who gave them both their jobs.

Like Rudy Giuliani , Eliot Spitzer, and others who claim to go after corruption, the reality is that they pick and choose whom to protect and whom to prosecute and hold “accountable”. (It should be noted that Spitzer turned on his money masters, and what followed was scandal, and resignation.) Instead, Lynch’s former firm prosecuted Martha Stewart for the same insider trading that happens everyday by congress and Wall street. WOW. Thanks.


Fed wins votes


Following the July 2014 death of Eric Garner, an unarmed man who died of a heart attack after being held in a “department-prohibited” chokehold by a New York City police officer, Lynch agreed to meet with Garner’s family to discuss possible federal prosecution of the officer believed to be responsible in his death.

On July 20, 2014, the officer who grabbed Garner by the neck, Daniel Pantaleo, was put on desk duty and stripped of his service handgun and badge. Officer Justin Damico was allowed to keep his badge and handgun but was placed on desk duty. Four of the EMTs and paramedics who responded to Garner after he was put in a chokehold were suspended without pay on July 21, while the hospital they worked at, Richmond University Medical Center, conducted its own investigation into the incident. The two Paramedics have since been returned to their regular duties.

Garner’s death was found by the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office to be a result of compression to the neck, compression to the body, and prone positioning, along with asthma, heart disease and obesity as contributing factors. On August 1, the medical examiner’s spokeswoman, Julie Bolcer, announced that Garner’s death has been ruled a homicide.

As of October 26, 2014 a Grand Jury has been convened as is presently hearing evidence prior to deliberating whether to file charges against Officer Pantaleo. “Grand Jury Begins Hearing Evidence In Eric Garner Case”

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that the Department of Justice was “closely monitoring” investigations into Garner’s death.

Police Commissioner William Bratton ordered an extensive review of the NYPD’s training procedures after Garner’s death, specifically focusing on the appropriate amount of force that can be used while detaining a suspect.

In other words, a few slaps on the wrist, and the NYPD investigation of itself….  Business as usual.

Of course this didn’t stop FBI CI (Confidential Informant), and race Pimp Al Sharpton from exploiting the incident for his own gain, while acting as a steam valve to salve the public outrage.



Need a good laugh?

Lynch to continue Holder’s ‘fierce commitment’ to civil rights, Obama says

ACLU Not Commenting On Obama’s Attorney General Pick

This is our foremost concern: 

President Obama’s nominee to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder has focused much of her career on cybersecurity.

This will come in handy, as we have predicted…. The I-Patriot Act has been written for years, and the power elite, er Govt. are holding that card up their cuff linked sleeves. All they will need to institute this Government, police, DHS total takeover of the internet would be an ‘Internet Pearl Harbor’. As of late suspects are being lined up, including North Korea, China, Syria, and “ISIS”. (Not Israel, ahem) 

Obama highlighted Lynch’s cybercrime bonafides when he formally announced her nomination on Saturday.

Lynch “has spent years in the trenches as a prosecutor, aggressively fighting terrorism, financial fraud, cyber crime, all while vigorously defending civil rights,” Obama said.

If confirmed, Lynch will take over an agency that has played an important role in cybersecurity. The DOJ earlier this year indicted five members of the Chinese military for (alleged) hacking, a decision that strained U.S.-China relations but sent a signal to Beijing about U.S. seriousness on the issue.

“In the place of guns and masks, this cybercrime organization used laptops and the Internet,” Lynch said.

Of course when the I-Pearl Harbor comes, you will have to trust those in power who declare it….. There is no way “We the People” will be able to confirm the authenticity of such an attack, nor its origins.

Maybe you will remember this:

INTERNET FASCISM; CISPA Cyber Security Bill Passed By Congress, Boston Bombings Used As Excuse

More Info here: How a bill called CISPA hopes to erase every online privacy law ever written

and Here: Cispatriot Act: US Reps approve CISPA cybersecurity bill

Here: The Identity Ecosystem: Obama’s Plan for Internet Control



When will Americans take the blinders off? Reno, Ashcroft, Alberto (The torturer) Gonzales, Mukasey, Eric Holder…. Have things gotten better for “Law Abiding” Americans or worse? Was there any difference between (Nazi memorabilia collecting) John Ashcroft appointed by Bush, or Eric Holder by Bush cousin Obama? Well… it has gotten worse. You got me. It’s different.

Does the AG being a black women somehow soften the blows by Militarized police in your town?

Ms LYNCH is a total FAIL by the White House! We can do better. We suggest Judge Andrew Napolitano, or someone of his impeccable pro constitution ilk. This isn’t politics (except by the Democrats). This is a matter of ‘FREEDOM IS THE ANSWER – WHAT’S THE QUESTION”. This is a matter of overstepping constitutional authority! A matter of Liberty and Justice for ALL, not just for the corporate super elites lying, stealing, and unilaterally murdering their enemies….

Make your voice heard. Scream it from the mountain tops, and skyscrapers…. JUST SAY NO TO LORETTA LYNCH FOR AG!

And to the the GOP / Constitution protecting members in the House and Senate….. We will be watching YOU!

Palin the Wrecker? Impalin’d? The Tea Party is DEAD!

Last night we watched the Sarah Palin T-Party “Speech” and as she worked her way through her hawkish, pro military, pro interventionalism talking points, we lamented…This is the end of the Tea Party movement. She just killed it.

By giving her this platform the Tea Party “Convention” organizers played right into the hands of our O’Bomba Kool aid drinking, big Government detractors. It is now apparent to the world that the Tea Party is nothing but another wing of the Republican party. (The same Republican party that disappeared Ron Paul in 08, and dug our graves for 8 years under Cheney Bush.)

Palin’s tea Party speech was a hack kneed, discombobulated, disjointed, incoherent, and a self serving diatribe that showed the country why she will never be taken seriously. But we didn’t expect much more.

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they “infiltrate you” – then you win? We went from a place of personal power, and sovereignty by taking a populist stance on Issues! …. To being a bunch of Palin-ite war mongers connected to Sean Vannity, Rush Limpbaugh.
I am embarrassed at this point that I had anything to do with the word “T Party”.

This was a disaster for liberty, and truth. The problem begins when the true and the dedicated start looking for MSM credibility, and “leaders” to grow the movements. We have seen this program run repeatedly for years now.
I am beginning to believe that an active wide reaching program is being used against all viable alternatives to established power. We see it running in all indy grassroots applications of every movement. Divide and conquer! Hijack the message, break up all real resistance to our controllers. Go back to sleep….

So where do we go from here? I suggest starting the YOU or “U” party (comes after T) If we cannot take our power back we will surely pay for it later. WE stand at a historical tipping point. This movement must stay loud, brave, unaffiliated to the one party system, and relevant. Turn about is fair play.

~ Jack Blood

From Huff and Puff Po:

Former vice presidential candidate and current Fox News contributor Sarah Palin said last night that the Republican Party should merge with tea partiers.

Fox’s Greta Van Susteren asked if tea party candidates would end up siphoning votes from GOP nominees, or if the movement will “merge with the Republican Party.”

“They need to merge,” Palin said. “Definitely, they need to merge. I think those who are wanting the divisions and the divisiveness and the controversy — those are the ones who don’t believe in the message. And they’re the ones, I think, stirring it up.”

As we’ve reported at TPMmuckraker, the tea party movement has been increasingly divided. Much of the friction has been over the national tea party convention to be held in Nashville. Critics say the convention, with its expensive tickets and for-profit organizer, doesn’t jive with true tea party values. Yesterday, we reported that Reps. Michele Bachmann and Martha Blackburn have dropped out.

Palin, whose speaking fees are rumored to be around $100,000, told Van Susteren she is still on for the convention. “You betcha,” she said.

On the divisiveness, she continued, “We need to ignore that and we need to forge ahead with a cohesive message. It’s a common sense message. It, again, is, Government, limit yourself so that the private sector, our families, free individuals can grow and thrive and prosper and enjoy America’s freedom!”

As for whether the tea partiers want to merge with Republicans, that’s a different story.

INSULT TO INJURY – Time Magazine’s person of the year? Helicopter Ben

Jack Blood

As those who unabashedly work to END THE FED carve their fingers on the typer filling blogs, books and airwaves detailing the High Crimes of the “Federal Reserve” … Skull and Bones TIME INC names Rothschild front man Ben Bernanke Man of the year? What a slap in the face.

Remember 2007 when YOU were person of the year?

This has historically been a dubious honor, so maybe naming Ben is in good keeping with the business as usual aspect of the tradition:

1938: Adolph Hitler (Mass Murderer)
1942: Joseph Stalin (Mass Murderer)
1954: John Foster Dulles (NWO / hater of freedom S & B)
1971: Richard Nixon (criminal)
1972: Nixon and Henry Kissinger (Death Merchants)
1979: Ayatollah Khomeini (double agent)
1985: Deng Xiaoping (Mao’s successor – Socialist)
1987 / 1989: Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (Socialist)
1990: George H.W. (Poppy) Bush (Iran Contra… S&B)
1991: Ted Turner (Eugenicist / NWO supporter..)
1992 / 1998: Bill Clinton (Destroyer of Liberty)
2000 / 2004: George W. Bush (temporary – S & B – War criminal)
2001: Rudy Giuliani (Snake)
2007: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (War Criminal, lackey)
2008: Barack Obama (War Criminal – Lackey)

So it seems that our outrage is only fuel for further praise to murderous traitors. If Bernanke is the most powerful man in the world – I am Charles Bukowski. He is just another Yes man, and a Matrix Mole carrying water for the Neo Pharaohs.
Ezra Pound rolls in his grave.

The story of the year was a weak economy brought on by the FED and Wall St. that should have made them all weaker. Just how did Ben get all that helicopter fiat cash to the robber class, and who gets to pay the bar tab?
How did they save us all by providing “solutions” to the very problem they themselves created? How much longer will they get away with it. When will Ben be held accountable for this treason?


Person of the Year 2009

The story of the year was a weak economy that could have been much, much weaker. How the mild-mannered man who runs the Federal Reserve prevented an economic catastrophe

Dear American Patriot: Beware of Russian Psy-ops and Disinfo

By Jack Blood
December 11th 2009

So… Have you seen this story going around?:

Obama Orders 1 Million US Troops To “Prepare For Civil War”

Well I have received this a few dozen times in my email box, and today I got a version of it from none other than Chuck Baldwin.
His title was:
Is Obama Really Preparing For Civil War?
His source was something called the

I wrote back –

Chuck – The answer to your question is NO!

This article from “EUTIMES” is copied Word for Word from Sorcha Faal!
“She” is a Russian Psy Op IMO.

I guess paranoia knows no bounds. FAR from being able to pull this off, Cousin Barry O is heading faster to Lame Duck territory than his predecessor, cousins George Jr & Dick (tater) Cheney. The Neo Libs (and Neo Cons) have underestimated Americans, and are all but finished. STILL… Beware of the incremental encroach of the Fabian Socialists. (They use misdirection and a slow incremental policy approach rather than taking the fire sale approach, Yes, it’s the proverbial frog boiling slowly in a pot. He doesn’t realize he is being boiled alive until he is a plate of frog legs with honey mustard!)

I have been tracking this Sorcha Faal character for a few years. Total BS. DISINFO! Likely FSB propaganda to stir up American dissent. WHY? Because Z-BIG and others are fighting an economic war with them. They are still somewhat pissed about what happened in the 80s.
In the macro, the same NWO elite that destroyed the USSR (in name only) are hedging against the uSA.
The plan all along was to “Perestroika” the uSA, and bring us to a socialist oligarchy not unlike we now see in modern Russia. (or Europe)

The President that helps make this happen can either be a potential Gorby (a political celebrity, and a potential NWO power broker), OR, as we see with Putin…. President for life.

Perestroika is the result of 30 years of preparation and strategy in the “restructuring of the whole world.” (pg. 45)

“Those who hope that we shall move away from the socialist path will be greatly disappointed. Every part of our program of perestroika…is fully based on the principle of more socialism and more democracy.”
Mikhail Gorbachev Perestroika – New Thinking for Our Country and the World 1988

They [the Soviets] intend…to induce the Americans to adopt their own ‘restructuring’ and convergence of the Soviet and American systems using to this end the fear of nuclear conflict…. Convergence will be accompanied by blood baths and political re-education camps in Western Europe and the United States. The Soviet strategists are counting on an economic depression in the United States and intend to introduce their reformed model of socialism with a human face as an alternative to the American system during the depression.”
Anatoliy Golitsyn The Perestroika Deception 1990

(End of response)

I know that many of my peers believe that Russia is our ally, or Russia is our savior.. (what have we learned about “saviors”) …. Much in the same way they believe that Hugo Chavez is a friend of truth and liberty (and this is why he has shut down all dissent in his country, taken over all industry, stolen land, and made himself president for life.)

I write this because I believe that we are too easily suckered by those who sell fear and paranoia either for their own personal gain, because they themselves are in fear, or possibly because they are “Sorcha Faals” themselves.

This disinfo is likely being employed because we ARE winning the the war of information, and because as we the peeps wake up… a power vacuum is created. These disinfo agents will want nothing more than to fill that vacuum themselves, covertly, before we create something which strips them of their overlord status.

A number of “Steam whistles” are running around amongst us. These gate-keeping superstars are easy to spot if you employ your info filters. Glenn Beck is a prime example. I have been gathering a list of such people, and will release that in a future article when I complete my research. (I assure you that you will be shocked at some of the names we will denounce!)

Bottom line. BE A SKEPTIC! Look for truth by considering everything a lie until verification can be provided. (This is why I use the word “Allegedly” so often.) Use your intuition because as you know… If something sounds funky it probably is. Remember that these disinfo agents, double agents, and gatekeepers will say things that ARE true as they sow your cake with just enough arsenic to kill you.

Above all ~ Start debating and working for Freedom that YOU want to see. IE: What does Freedom look like to YOU.
(Not what it doesn’t look like)

What do we replace the central Banks with?
What do we use as money?
What do we replace the one party system with?
What do we replace internationalism with?
What do we replace the police state with?
What do we replace the state run media with?

I think that you know the answers to these questions, but lets have that debate.

We are winning, and as we continue to gather stark victories, we must also make sure that another phony “revolution” does not take us to a place worse than where we already are.


Jack Blood

Happy Thanksgiving – FYI

ps: please boycott national consumer day – Nov 27th 2009 – DO NOT buy anything.
give food instead
Vote w/ your “dollars”
while you still can
not a slave

Climategate email reveals plan to stage Copenhagen media coverage

Mario Andrade

A leaked CRU email includes an attached invitation from a non-government organization, that mentions the staging of the Copenhagen media coverage. The email also invites members of the University of East Anglia’s Climactic Research Unit to attend a public relations course to answer questions from the media. The ‘seminar’ would include preparing answers for pre-written questions.

The email admits that only a minority of Americans believe that global warming is man-made. As a result, they would use the Copenhagen media event as an opportunity to persuade the public.

The following is an excerpt from the email:

“We are writing to encourage hundreds of you to participate in a unique opportunity to improve the public’s climate knowledge during the week before and the week of this year’s AGU Fall Meeting.

As you know, the Copenhagen negotiations (Dec. 7-18) are attracting hundreds of journalists and will result in a proliferation of media articles about climate change. Recently, the American public’s “belief” in climate change has waned (36% think humans are warming the earth according to the Pew Center’s October poll), and December’s media blitz provides an opportunity to reverse the trend.

Your participation is needed to ensure that climate science coverage across media channels is accurate, fact-based, and nuanced. Provided that enough AGU members sign up to participate, we will be offering the opportunity for journalists reporting during the Copenhagen conference to submit their questions on-line and receive a response from a climate expert before an article goes to press.

We are asking each of you to sign up for two hours over the course of those two weeks (12/7-18) to respond to questions from journalists. You will be able to choose which queries to answer based on your expertise, and there will be an option to double-team when questions span multiple areas of expertise. We will be setting up the appropriate logistics to enable both virtual participation and a central work area at the AGU meeting. If you have any questions, feel free to email XXXX XXXX at the email address below.

If you are willing to participate, please respond in the affirmative by Friday November 13th to [6] Given the magnitude of the media coverage, we are seeking several hundred willing climate scientists. More details will be forthcoming.”

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