A fine example of exuberant extrapolation that is the sole content of so many believers' arguments.
In 2012, Blackrock made a comment that they were keeping an eye on startups in various fields including LENR. From that one-time remark, the conclusion is drawn that the fossil fuel industry is focused on LENR.
I guess if you have nowhere to stand, all you can do is execute an endless series of leaps of faith.
Yep, they were watching it then, and they are now. Just take a look at Siffer's website logs that he posts on occasion. When the Lugano report was posted, it was downloaded hundreds of thousands of times within a matter of days. There is a giant lurker community that spans the world, and they aren't all hobbyists.