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From time to time I hear from a small DC group with the impressive sounding name: the"National Centre for Public Policy Research" (NCPPR).

Their president Amy Ridenour took a jab at me the other day with this strange sentence - obviously crafted to incite controversy:

"Kindness is not usually a term one associates with the anti-Holocaust global warming denier website DeSmogBlog, but its staff has made an exception today."

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From time to time I hear from a small DC group with the impressive sounding name: the"National Centre for Public Policy Research" (NCPPR).

Their president Amy Ridenour took a jab at me the other day with this strange sentence - obviously crafted to incite controversy:

"Kindness is not usually a term one associates with the anti-Holocaust global warming denier website DeSmogBlog, but its staff has made an exception today."

I am assuming that much like her friend Christopher Monckton, Ridenour has not heard of the Godwin's Law of Nazi Analogies. The basic point Godwin makes is that as a conversation online progresses, the likelihood of someone mentioning Nazis or the Holocaust becomes more likely.

I sent an email to Ridenour assistant, David Almasi, the other night asking for an explanation and also pointing out that in the four years I have been writing on climate issues I have never used a Nazi analogy in an attempt to bolster an argument or discredit an individual. So far they haven't responded and I think they're silence is telling.

It is a stupid and useless means of making a point that only creates division and hate.

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Originally posted to Desmogblog on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 03:56 PM PST.

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