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All 17 intelligence agencies did not conclude that Russia tried to hack the election

July 1, 2017

  The term “consensus” does not seem to mean what it once did. We have been told for years that 97% of all scientists believe that man-made global warming is real but that is based on a lie:

First let me restate the 97% number is based on a lie (the words in bold are mine):

The origin of the “97 percent” statistic has been traced back to a 2009 study by University of Illinois/Chicago graduate student Kendall Zimmerman, who sent a survey to 10,257 earth scientists asking them two questions:

 “When compared with pre-1800s levels, do you think that mean global temperatures have generally risen, fallen, or remained relatively constant?” and

 “Do you think human activity is a significant contributing factor in changing mean global temperatures?”

Eighty-two percent of the 3,146 scientists who completed the survey (a 30.7% response rate) answered “yes” to question 2.

So only 30.7% of the scientists who were surveyed bothered to answer the survey and of that 30.7% only 82% answered yes to the question of global warming being man-made, so where does the 97% number come from? 

That figure included 75 of the 79 individuals (97.4%) who self-identified themselves as climate scientists.

The survey was sent to over 10,000 scientists and out of that group 79 of those who bothered to answer the survey identified themselves as climate scientists, and out of that number 75 of them said global warming was man-made. So it turns out for all the hoopla this whole notion that 97% of scientists believe global warming is man-made we are taking the word of 75 scientists out of a total of over 10,000 scientists.

  And ever since the second debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump when the failed Democratic Presidential candidate declared all 17 intelligence agencies agree that Russia tried to hack the election this has been posited as the truth.

  However in recent days two news outlets which have been pushing this narrative, the New York Times and the Associated Press, have been forced to issue corrections about this number.

  First, here is the correction the New York Times was forced to make:

Correction: June 29, 2017
A White House Memo article on Monday about President Trump’s deflections and denials about Russia referred incorrectly to the source of an intelligence assessment that said Russia orchestrated hacking attacks during last year’s presidential election. The assessment was made by four intelligence agencies — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency. The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community.

And this is from the Associated Press:

The AP clarified:

In stories published April 6, June 2, June 26 and June 29, The Associated Press reported that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies have agreed that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election to benefit Donald Trump. That assessment was based on information collected by three agencies – the FBI, CIA and National Security Agency – and published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which represents all U.S. intelligence agencies. Not all 17 intelligence agencies were involved in reaching the assessment.

   Hillary Clinton lied about there being consensus between all 17 intelligence agencies during the second debate and the all-too-willing mainstream media has run with it ever since without ever checking to see if it was factual because they wanted it to be true and now they have been caught promulgating a lie. It turns out only 4 of the intelligence agencies came to this conclusion.

  I am not saying Russia did not try to hack the election, I am certain Russia did try to hack the election, but what I am saying is when the mainstream media promotes a lie in order to push an agenda without taking the time to fact-check it their integrity and credibility are both called into question. 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 2, 2017 7:20 am

    Who knows for sure who did what to whom? I do know for sure we have been mucking around in various countries elections for our own benefit. I have no faith or trust in any of the agencies. A sad commentary as we come upon Independence day.

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  2. July 2, 2017 10:51 am

    Reblogged this on Deplorables Seeking Justice-DSJ and commented:
    The numbers never add up with the left.

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 2, 2017 6:16 pm

      Thank you and no they don’t!

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