Earlier I wrote:

Shortly after she got the death threat, [Anna-Maria] Arabia was attacked by Andrew Bolt.

This was wrong. Although Bolt’s post was date stamped 11:16am, which was after Arabia received the threat, the first comment was at 6:39am so Bolt’s [ost appeared then. There was also a 7:56am comment at Pure Poison referencing Bolt’s post:

The last time he published a photograph and named a scientist in this way, it resulted in that scientist receiving death threats. I wonder if his thugs can resist the temptation this time…

So it seems that Arabia received the death threat shortly after Bolt posted.

One Stan Lippmann boasted that he had sent the email to Arabia:

I am the supposed culprit. I read how horrified she was that people were calling climate scientists “Nazis”, so I Googled for her email and did my usual Nazi Bitch Whore litany, like I do every day. My usual litany includes, “When the Grand Jury is done with you, I’ll enjoy watched them string you up.” The reason she is not reporting it is because this is obviously not a death threat. It’s an effective counter-propaganda tactic, thank you very much.
Stan Lippmann Ph.D. (radiative transfer in ionized gases, 1989) J.D. 1998

Lippmann denies that he sent a death threat, but plainly it was. Lippmann has sent death theats before:

“Making threatening phone calls or threats over the internet, yeah, you could be in violation of a criminal act,” said Lt. Jeff Duhamell, spokesman with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responding to the investigation.

The calls allegedly came from Stan Lippmann of Seattle, Washington.

According to the Metro Police report:

“Mr. Lippmann said that something bad might happen to the doctor and her nurse and the nurse’s unborn baby. He further said ‘the H1N1 virus is a hoax made up by the government in order to inoculate thousands of children to get them sick.'”

Lippmann lives in Seattle, so Arabia is in no danger from him — though that would not have been obvious from his threatening email.

And since Lippmann lives in Seattle he would not have learned about Arabia’s comments from the Australian media but from a blog. There are two likely candidates: Bolt’s post, and a post by Tom Nelson (the blog where Lippmann posted his confession). Nelson’s post doesn’t mention Arabia and doesn’t contain the language that Lippmann says triggered his email. Bolt’s post does mention Arabia and does contian that language. Bolt’s post triggered many comments (allowed by the moderators) abusing Arabia. Examples:

“apparatchik” … “bimbette” … “chanelling Dr Floyd Ferris [character in Atlas Shrugged who tortured Galt]” … “troll” … “disgrace to her profession” … “pretend scientist” … “ignorant” … “idiot” … “idiot leftie” … “Labor stooge” … “communist” … “parasite”

So it seems likely that it was Bolt’s post that prompted the death threat sent to Arabia.


  1. #1 GSW
    June 27, 2011



  2. #2 luminous beauty
    June 27, 2011

    >”It’s hard to ignore [[GSW]](http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/crackpot.html), but i find it always repays the effort.”

  3. #3 rhwombat
    June 27, 2011

    lb: Thanks. Excellent link, now in my bookmarks. Is John Baez any relation to Joan? If I recall, her father was a physicist.

  4. #4 silqworm
    June 27, 2011

    Hey guys,
    Someone asked for a few paragraphs debunking this AGW BS. Over at the Delingpole Blog, I must have 600 pages worth of explanation of this scam written during the year after Climategate. I had a hand in busting the Chicago Climate Exchange, the now defunct CCX market, on March 12, 2009. That day, Obama released the cap and trade pillar of his Caeserdom, and having realized AGW was a hoax in 2008, I flamed this climatebecile professor at Boulder, for his bitching that he was going to have to replace the semi-precious stone for Florida with a smaller stone in a few years. Since then I have written thousands of such flames to the effect that when the climate scammers are finally brought to justice, I wouldn’t mind being on the Reality TV Grand Jury along with the rest of the world, plugged in with the rest of Humanity, all in the comforts of our own living room, with our remote control in hand for posing questions to the Climategate accused, voting to meet out justice for all of their mass murder and treason, since AGW has never been anything but a pure conscious Rockfeller hoax going back to 1896. Therefore, anyone denying the reality of this hoax to line their own pockets is a co-conspirator in this hoax, including journolists, lawyers, politicians, movie actors, clergy, academia, corporate, union, and financial speculators. Victory is going to be sweet for Mankind, once these criminals are brought to justice.

  5. OK, silqworm, I get it, that all sounds so very noble… but what’s with the idea of raping the children of climate folks? Is child rape part and parcel of your due process of “Reality TV Justice”?

    — frank

  6. #6 bill
    June 27, 2011

    Now, there’s one for the DSM V!

    Isn’t it amazing the level of enthusiasm for ‘people’s tribunals’ and hanging us all to be found among those who are remarkably quick to label others as Nazis? Projections all round, methinks.

    Incidentally, it’s ‘mete’.

  7. #7 rhwombat
    June 27, 2011

    @103: Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the bots of bore!

  8. #8 chek
    June 27, 2011

    You know silqworm, the thing that mainly connects all those people and groups across the centuries is of course your own drool.

  9. #9 luminous beauty
    June 27, 2011
  10. #10 frankis
    June 27, 2011

    John Baez is indeed Joan’s cousin.

    Silqworm is in fact the imbecile Stan Lippmann, I believe.

  11. #11 Tim Lambert
    June 28, 2011

    silqworm does appear to be Stan Lippmann.

  12. #12 bill
    June 28, 2011


    And with ‘600 pages worth’ of hanging out with James ‘there aren’t enough bullets‘ Delingpole IoI*, eh?


    *Interpreter of Interpretations

  13. #13 John
    June 28, 2011


  14. #14 Bernard J.
    June 28, 2011

    Oo boy, does someone need his meds…

    Stan Lippmann, I note that you ignored the questions about where you first found out about Anna-Maria Arabia, so I assume that you are, by this default, acknowledging Bolt as your source. Good to know.

    Now… If you’re as smart as you seem to imagine, and if you’ve posted thousands of “flames” on why you think that climatology is a fraudulent conspiracy, then you should by now have a one page executive summary of your 600 page magnum opus. So where is it?

    And when science is demonstrated to have foretold correctly, and when the planet is baking in a CO2-enriched world, will it then be permissible for us to apply your version of ‘justice’ to the denialists, contrarians, rejectionists, and sundry other inactivists who will have consigned human society and the biosphere to a grim New Dark Age? If not, why not?

    Just wondering, so that I can calibrate for myself my understanding of the world’s necessary judicial response to the approaching climatological outcome.

  15. #15 SteveC
    June 28, 2011

    Tim @ 110, so this piece of bile is Lippman’s response to your email request?


  16. #16 rhwombat
    June 28, 2011

    re 103: Hmm. We seem to have summoned a daemon – though if we use BJ’s lovely black hole analogy, silqworm is the equivalent of Hawking radiation.

  17. #17 GSW
    June 28, 2011


    That’s not bile. It’s gibberish.

  18. #18 silkworm
    June 28, 2011

    Oh boy. I feel honoured. Lippmann, if it is Lippmann, has tried to appropriate my username. Rest assured, I am the real silkworm, and I remain a committed Aussie tree-hugging warmenista.

    What I want to know is, why me? Has he been stalking me here or on other sites? Maybe it’s because I have been so critical of Bolt. It’s strange though. I don’t recall criticizing Bolt here. It’s mainly at Pure Poison and Larvatus Prodeo that I get stuck into him.

    Here’s a thought. Maybe Lippmann had no idea who I was, but wanted to post here under a stolen, or near-stolen name, so he’s approached said Mr Bolt, and asked Bolt to give him the name of one of his most despised critics, and Bolt nominates me. Or am I being too paranoid?

    PS. Mr Lippmann, if you’re reading this, I hope the Seattle police call on you and fry your yanqui arse, you denialist jerq.

  19. #19 Aj
    June 28, 2011

    Hey guys, Someone asked for a few paragraphs debunking this AGW BS. Over at the Delingpole Blog, I must have 600 pages worth of explanation of this scam written during the year after Climategate…[continues rambling for another 16 uninterrupted lines]

    After that introduction I can’t be the only person wondering how many actual paragraphs those 600 pages are split into – 10, 20?

    Hell, on current evidence it might just be the one.

  20. #20 Bernard J.
    June 28, 2011

    Aj and Silkworm FTW.

    Silkworm, I wondered if the ‘silq’ part was a wistful remembrance of a profession from which Lippmann has been disbarred…

    Aj, I reckon that “jerq” is worthy of the Urban Dictionary.

  21. #21 monkeywrench
    June 28, 2011

    Sorry I have happened rather late upon this blog. I am the author of the post at Pure Poison quoted by Tim. I can assure readers ( especially 2+2=5 @ 44, surely the most apposite name for a person of your illogical bent) that I read Bolt’s original post before linking to it at Pure Poison shortly before 8.00am that day.
    Readers doubting my authenticity might like to go [here](http://blogs.crikey.com.au/purepoison/2011/06/27/open-thread-june-27-july-1/comment-page-2/#comment-56874), where only I can log in as monkeywrench (lower case). I’ve left you a short message (allowing for moderator’s pleasure…

  22. #22 GSW
    June 29, 2011


    So what?

  23. #23 bill
    June 29, 2011

    Hey, monkeywrench, never mind the thickie – the rest of us get the point.

  24. #24 Monkeywrench
    June 29, 2011

    gsw…”So What?” as in “every indication is that Bolt has fiddled the blog time to cover up his nastiness” is what, and dopes like you and 2+2=dumbass don’t want to believe their hero has feet of manure.

  25. #25 Wow
    June 29, 2011

    So what are you going to do about it GSW?

    Are you going to defend those who wish to murder other people? Are you going to support the mongers of hate?

    You know, like you always do.

  26. #26 Wow
    June 29, 2011

    > Deep down I think he pleasures in and believe scientists deserve it. Perhaps he’s hoping it will shut them up for good.

    No, I think it’s more than that. I think he knows the people who have shown their pedophilia and homicidal tendencies and since their common bond: The Free Market Uber Alles is far more important than any human life, this psychotic behaviour is completely ignorable.

    GSW probably does it himself.

    He’s not just enabling it, he’s participating in it.

  27. #27 Wow
    June 29, 2011

    > Nowhere in the Bible does it say that wealth should be expropriated and redistributed by the dubious means of government structures;

    Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s.

    Mark 12:17.

    You were saying?

  28. #28 Lotharsson
    June 29, 2011

    It’s amazing how many people who claim Biblical authority for their arguments don’t know the Bible very well.

  29. #29 GSW
    June 29, 2011


    Where have you been? I missed you, keep both hands on the keyboard now! 😉

  30. #30 GSW
    June 29, 2011


    Hey you spelt your name differently this time! Is it still you, or are you a completely different Tool?

  31. #31 Wow
    June 29, 2011

    So you’re willing to do nothing about it.

    Quelle suprise.

  32. #32 monkeywrench
    June 29, 2011

    Poor gsw….descending into the bottomless pit of Boltworship. It’s rather ugly for a grown man to fixate on a 53-year-old journalist in such a dubious fashion a journalist who, furthermore, flunked University ( and a wank Arts degree at that). What a hero! Like all the denialist heroes, proven to be paper-thin in the intellect stakes. Then again, I suppose a man chooses his own level when it comes to hero-worship….

  33. #33 GSE
    June 30, 2011


    Why don’t you pop over here more often? It’s definitely the place for you. The regulars just make up facts as they go along – this thread is basically just and only that. As to their attribution to me, where do these “facts” come from?

    “bottomless pit of Boltworship”

    “comes to hero-worship”

    Where does it say anywhere that I am a fan of Bolt? Read it! I am a fan of reasoned argument, not jumping to conclusions and critical of you guys “2+2=5” being a substitute for these things.

    I do agree with you on one point though;

    “It’s rather ugly for a grown man to fixate on a 53-year-old journalist”

    But be honest though, the one who is fixated is you! You Tool!

  34. #34 GSW
    June 30, 2011

    Sorry last post was me NOT GSE.

  35. #35 rhwombat
    June 30, 2011

    @ 133: Yes, we are sorry that the last post was you NOT GSE.

  36. #36 chek
    June 30, 2011

    The GSE/GSW troll said: “The regulars just make up facts as they go along

    And this from the entity who is so impressed it praises Montford’s zoo as being [“knowledgeable”](http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2011/06/counterpoint_fails_to_make_cor.php#comment-4260132)

    Too funny.

  37. #37 GSW
    June 30, 2011


    I still stand by “knowledgeable., It’s a lively, healthy and educational debate over at Bishop-Hill (I won’t try and draw any comparisons with here).

    You still stand by:

    ‘ “GSW is likely an apologist and equivocator for those who make death threats and threaten child rape”.

    Bur likely that’s not the half of what I really believe about enablers like you. ‘

    your statement earlier?

    Oh and yes, you guys do just make up “facts”, the more sick they are, the more pleasure you get out of it.

  38. GSW:

    > I am a fan of reasoned argument,


    Let’s revisit GSW’s, um, “reasoned argument”:

    1. Where’s the evidence that climate folks are getting death and rape threats [against themselves and their families]?
    2. If it’s true, it’ll be shocking! But where’s the evidence?
    3. Yeah, I know the Daily Telegraph published a counterfactual story downplaying the threats. Therefore it’s very possible the threats are false!
    4. Yeah, the threats seem to be real! But I refuse to be shocked by them, unless you’re also shocked by climate scientist Ben Santer saying something in private to another climate guy!
    5. Threats? What threats? What are you talking about? We’re talking about ice ages here man!
    6. Ooh, I can hurl insults! Look, I’m such a mature adult, unlike you immature kids!
    7. Anyone who wants me to take a strong stand against such threats is obviously himself a closet supporter of child rapists!
    8. I’m so offended by the suggestion that I support child rape! Can’t you clearly see my strong opposition to threats of child rape?
    9. Repeat one of the above ‘arguments’ at random.
    10. Go to 9.

    Yeah, GSW’s “reasoned argument”.

    — frank

  39. #39 Wow
    June 30, 2011

    No, frank, GSW is a fan of reasoned arguments since he doesn’t bother with them but they add the air of respectable debate to his insane denialist screed.

    Also it takes no brainpower to make up a crap argument, but a lot of brainpower to make a reasoned argument against the craptastic argument he makes.

  40. #40 Monkeywrench
    June 30, 2011

    I am attacked for a typo by a man who can’t type, and who obviously has a tenuous grasp on reality. Alzheimer’s is a sad disease.

  41. #41 James Haughton
    June 30, 2011

    I think it’s very unfair of you to assume that GSW has Alzheimer’s. Using my medical degree from the University of East Bumcrack, I have determined that the disease in question is in fact tertiary syphilis.

  42. #42 bill
    June 30, 2011

    Sorry, James H, while I hate to publicly disagree when we are, as you know, alumni of the same noble institution (remember old Prof. Felching of a winter morning, tossing ferrets to the College vulture? Ah, happy days…) what we’re witnessing is clearly Ayn Rand’s Syndrome, or Libertarian Aspergers.

  43. #43 SteveC
    June 30, 2011

    Trolls like GSW have a choice about their mental acuity and the gibberish they spew.

    People with Alzheimers have little or no choice about their condition and what they remember or say.

  44. Marc Morano continues to post e-mail addresses:


    Notice how the e-mail addresses are all, um, biased towards one side of the ‘debate’ spectrum? Of course, Morano was merely putting up the e-mail addresses to ‘promote healthy discussion’ or some such, yessirree.

    — frank

  45. #45 Rick Bradford
    July 4, 2011


    Hey, this is good news.

    First they ignore you (the debate is over, the science is settled), then they laugh at you (and call you deniers, flat earthers, Big Oil shills, right-wing nutjobs, and worse), then they fight you (or at least threaten to — tattooing, gassing, 10:10, high crimes), then you win.

    Only one more step to go.

  46. #46 chek
    July 4, 2011

    Only if you are so far down the evolutionary scale that you consider screwing up our commonly owned, finely tuned biosphere for moneyed interests a ‘win’.

    So what does that make you Rick?

    A cockroach?

  47. #47 John
    July 4, 2011

    Bradford, where are you deniers being ignored? Don’t equate your arguments being either discredited or unable to achieve peer-review as being “ignored”.

    >then they fight you (or at least threaten to — tattooing, gassing, 10:10, high crimes)

    In Bradford’s world not only is imagination real, but sarcasm or satire are as well. What is it with the right and political correctness?

  48. #48 John
    July 4, 2011

    Needless to say we’ve been listening to the skeptics gloat about “winning” (whatever that means) for years now. If we could have a dollar for every time a skeptic has boasted about the “final nail in the coffin” or that the “house of cards is about to collapse” we’d all be very rich.

    Yet the evidence keeps piling on and the pesky temperature keeps rising higher.

    Have you informed the biosphere that you are “winning”?

  49. Rick Bradford, can you give us your e-mail address so that we can publish it in the same manner as Marc Morano?

    — frank

  50. #50 Rick Bradford
    July 7, 2011

    > What is it with the right and political correctness?

    Oh, that’s easy — we hate it.

    We regard it (along with radical environmentalism) as one of the fundamental pseudo-intellectual, quasi-religious tenets that have been widely disseminated by intellectuals unable to abandon socialism even after its crushing failures in the 20th century.

    It is pervasive and dangerous — much more so than your silly apocalyptic climate fantasies.

  51. I asked Rick Bradford:

    > Rick Bradford, can you give us your e-mail address so that we can publish it in the same manner as Marc Morano?

    When are you going to stop dodging this question and actually answer it, Rick?

    — frank

  52. #52 Wow
    July 7, 2011

    > Oh, that’s easy — we hate it.

    Actually, you seem to love it. You see “Political Correctness” whenever you turn around.

    > unable to abandon socialism even after its crushing failures in the 20th century.

    Just like capitalism’s crushing failures in the 20th and 21st Centuries…

    > It is pervasive and dangerous

    How can it be dangerous if it’s failed crushingly?

  53. Wow, to get back on topic, Rick Bradford apparently thinks that the best way to combat this ‘leftist political correctness’ thang is to go around threatening climate folks with death — oh, and not forgetting to threaten to rape their children for good measure.

    Perhaps he thinks the moral prohibition against raping kids is merely another one of those ‘political correctness’ things that should be thrown away. All hail rape!

    I’m still waiting for Rick to post his e-mail address so that we can broadcast it loudly in the manner of Marc Morano. Rick Bradford, you game?

    — frank

  54. #54 Wow
    July 7, 2011

    Yes, apparently to Rick, rape will remove all political correctness which is a far greater danger than wholesale manslaughter and kiddie porn.

    Weird bloke.

    The police ought to check his computer for KP.

  55. Ah well.

    And while climate scientists are dealing with death threats and rape threats against themselves and their children, in comes Chris Mooney, who sees the Heartland International Conference of Climate Cranks and thinks that this whole global warming inactivism thing is merely all a huge “misunderstanding”.

    WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Hey Mooney, what is the point of using the phrase “Republican War on Science” when you keep refusing to deal with it like dealing with a war?

    I want to throw up.

    — frank

  56. #56 Wow
    July 7, 2011

    You’ll notice that Chris still gets called all sorts of crank by denialists on there, despite his attempts to “reach out”.

    Rather like Obama, attempting to “reach out” and get general support from his opposition and being called all in a heap.

  57. #57 WotWot
    July 7, 2011

    Political correctness is just whatever those in power deem acceptable.

    ‘Twas always thus.

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