The anti-Greta

For climate skeptics, it’s hard to compete with the youthful appeal of global phenomenon Greta Thunberg. But one U.S. think tank hopes it’s found an answer: the anti-Greta.

Naomi Seibt is a 19-year-old German who, like Greta, is blond, eloquent and European. But Naomi denounces “climate alarmism,” calls climate consciousness “a despicably anti-human ideology,” and has even deployed Greta’s now famous “How dare you?” line to take on the mainstream German media.

“She’s a fantastic voice for free markets and for climate realism,” said James Taylor, director of the Arthur B. Robinson Center for Climate and Environmental Policy at the Heartland Institute, an influential libertarian think tank in suburban Chicago that has the ear of the Trump administration.

In December, Heartland headlined Naomi at its forum at the UN climate conference in Madrid, where Taylor described her as “the star” of the show. Last month, Heartland hired Naomi as the young face of its campaign to question the scientific consensus that human activity is causing dangerous global warming.

“Naomi Seibt vs. Greta Thunberg: whom should we trust?” asked Heartland in a digital video. Later this week, Naomi is set to make her American debut at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, a high-profile annual gathering just outside Washington of right-leaning activists.

There ought to be a Law.

Companies are stealing influencers’ faces

The first time Lucy Kyselica’s face was stolen, it turned up in the window of a beauty salon in small-town America. Kyselica is a Dutch beauty YouTuber who mostly makes videos about historical hairdos, but she had also made a video showing her subscribers how to thread their own eyebrows. The salon took a screengrab from that video, enlarged it to poster size, and used it to advertise their eyebrow threading services. Across the ocean in the Netherlands, Kyselica only found out because some fans recognized her, and asked her if she was working with the salon or if she even knew her image was in its window. She wasn’t; she didn’t. She sent an email, and never heard back. “It may still be there,” she says.

In the six years since, Kyselica has seen her image used to sell other people’s products over and over. She’s been the face of hairstyling tools, hair thickening products, and beauty pills. “The products are always kind of dodgy,” she says. Most recently, it was clip-in bangs sold by a Chinese merchant on Amazon. Kyselica decided to publicize her problem, and made a video about it: “I Ordered My Own Bangs Off Amazon 🤔 🙅‍♀”. You see, Kyselica’s bangs, which are her signature look, aren’t actually clip-ins. They grow from her scalp.

Mystifies Me

Let’s listen to Ronnie Wood!

Ronnie Wood , Keith Richards , Rod Stewart- Mystifies Me- 1974

You’re welcome.

Say… What on earth is going on with the timing in this song ? Sounds like it’s dropping beats every few bars, but it still seems to flow nicely -- doesn’t sound like math rock.

Strategery

Dear Democrats,

If you want to win and you are not already the leader, you have to go after the leader, not the person in third or fourth place.

If you are holding back on attacking Sanders because you think you’ll need his supporters later, please note that you will never get his supporters if you continue to let him lead, no matter how gentle you are to him. While he is in the race, his supporters are his.

If you hold Sanders to plurality wins, you will never get the lead. And you will never get his supporters.

If you don’t want to go after Sanders, you should drop out immediately because all you’re doing is splitting the non-Sanders vote – for example 2016.

Thanks!

Fake News

From Russia.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police say “North Carolina Breaking News” is sharing untrue stories about their department, according to a news release.

After discovering the false posts, police say they reached out to administrators of the “North Carolina Breaking News” Facebook page. The apparent admins responded in Russian.

The Winston-Salem Police Department has since reported the page to Facebook.

Officers cited two specific posts on the “North Carolina Breaking News” Facebook page.

The two posts tell stories of law enforcement performing good deeds.

Winston-Salem police say the posts are based on true stories from outside of the state and Winston-Salem police officers were never involved.

h/t Fark

Indiscipline

Let’s listen to King Crimson!

You’re welcome.

A rare three-drummer combo!

And, oddly, in the center on keyboards, is Bill Rieflin, who has been a drummer for all kinds of bands, from the Revolting Cocks, KFMDM, Ministry, NiN, to REM and Robyn Hitchcock.

Kayfabe

Barr is panting against the ropes.
And then Trump sneaks up behind Barr and hits him with a folding chair!
The ref doesn’t see it!
Trump puts Barr in an illegal hold!
Now the ref is arguing with Barr’s manager!
Barr breaks Trump’s hold and hits him with the banned Long Arm Of The Law!
Trump goes down!
Barr raises his hands in victory, but Trump sweeps Barr’s legs and Barr goes down, taking the ref with him!

/ 20 minutes later

The ref, Trump and Barr are sharing a box of Crispy Kremes and laughing at the rubes.