Today’s Outrageous Outrage is Bogus (June 24, 2010 Edition)
Instapundit sounds the alarm…..
DEBUNK “GREEN JOBS” CLAIMS, get a bomb in the mail.
Posted at 3:30 pm by Glenn Reynolds
Pajamas Media has the outrageously breaking story….
BREAKING: ‘Green’ Energy Company Threatens Economics Professor … with Package of Dismantled Bomb Parts
Spain’s Dr. Gabriel Calzada — the author of a damning study concluding that Spain’s “green jobs” energy program has been a catastrophic economic failure — was mailed a dismantled bomb on Tuesday by solar energy company Thermotechnic.
Buried at the end of the PJM article is a link the the Spanish climate denier website…….
An aide SPAN, threatened by her articles on solar energy
The square shape of the package did not think it could be a document that Gabriel Calzada, in consultation with counsel for the Institute, decided to pass through a scanner before opening. The package was closed until Tuesday 22, the day he used his weekly collaboration Calzada contertulio in the program as Cesar Vidal ‘Caesar’s Night’ by EsRadio, to ask the security company if they could scan the package.
The private security officer advised not to open it after checking that there were two metal objects are difficult to interpret. He hired a more experienced person who, after a brief viewing of the screen of the scanner thought he knew what it was and proceeded to open it carefully under the watchful eye of security guard, Lorenzo Ramirez (former editor of Expansion) and the actual Gabriel Calzada. In the box came a fuel filter and a piece of thread that could be adapted to the filter.
. “The four of us and we look the same,” says Gabriel Calzada, “was a threat was summed up that if I kept giving my opinion on energy issues in the media, the next time could be expected that the pieces were assembled and me exploded. “
So they claimed that a solar panel manufacturer sent them a bomb. Instead of calling the police they hired their own bomb expert. After identifying it as a possible bomb they decided to open it without calling the police.
Let’s find out what really happened…..
The company says solar has never wanted to threaten Calzada (autostanslation)
The employer Navarre has ensured that the only thing that had been sent to Calzada was a report on renewable energy. The problem is that what was the writer of Liberty Digital was a package full of spare parts without any explanatory note. When she called the company and ask what had happened he replied that it was “a response to its report on renewables.”
At that time, Calzada interpreted the incident as a threat, something that Gil dispute. Thus, there are two versions for what happened: either there was a simple mistake by the courier company or a change made by someone who wanted to spend a dirty trick on Calzada at the expense of this company.
So it sounds like there was a mix up and the climate denier was sent the wrong package. The climate denier didn’t have the technical expertise to recognize spare parts for solar systems and thought is was a bomb.
On the bright side, he decided to open the package anyways.