Saturday, November 28, 2009

PJTV Videos I Like

Well, huge fan of Sonja, Stephen and Zo but the other guys at PJTV are terrific.

Here are some latest videos that are fun and informative.

Trifecta - Bribes, Bandits, and Buffoons: If Dems are the Party of Pork, GOP Needs to Be the Party of No

Kicked Out for Speaking the Truth: UN Punishes Activist for Protesting Its Anti-Israel Agenda

Hog Wild: Spendthrift Senate Porks Up Healthcare Bill

InstaVision - Mobilizing the Midwest: Cincinnati Tea Party's Success Story

A Rand Occasion: On Thanksgiving & Black Friday, Be Thankful For the Producers

Fighting Corruption Round-Up 11-28

The Farmers Relief and Freedom Relay: Turn on the Water!
A Joyous Shout-Out To America On - Thanksgiving: a displaced Brit writes

ClimateGate Update: CEI Files Notice of Intent to Sue NASA

St. Louis Tea Party Extraviganza Saturday 11/28-BE THERE

How Private Property Saved the Pilgrims

Is the Church Militant Back?

Welcome to the (10th Amendment) Revolution

Preferential Voting: A Tea Party Plan for Victory

The Thanksgiving Act of 2009: A New Way to Celebrate

In Economic Woes 11-28

The Jobless Gender Gap. Unemployment for men is growing at a much faster pace than for women.

Treasury, Fed delay Internet gambling ban 6 months

Obama’s Anti-Capitalist Policies Are Anti-Job and Therefore Anti-Recovery

Voter Anger Is Building Over Deficits

Dubai - Debt standstill triggers sell-off in Asia and heavy losses on Wall Street

Stimulus Update: Be thankful for more phony jobs "created or saved"

How Much Does a Trillion Dollars Weigh?

Repealed Death Tax Would Liven Industry

Chrysler’s Fire Sale Funded On the Backs of Cash-Strapped Taxpayers

The right reform for the Fed HA!

The jobless scary movie

The Party of Government

The Poor Got Richer: Debunking Wage-Gap Claims

Obamacare Daily Round-Up 11-28

Krauthammer - Kill the Bills. Do Health Reform Right

I doubt it. Quite frankly, I'll believe Krauthammer over Obama every day of the week - Plays Media Critic: Calls Krauthammer’s Washington Post Column 'Wholly Inaccurate'

Glimpse of Our Future? - U-M Research Shows Chronically Ill Patients Might Be Happier if They Give Up Hope. (aka just shut up and die already)

ObamaCare’s Cost Could Top $6 Trillion

Beauty and the Feast: Moderating Your Eating Can Extend Your Life

When Pundits Compare Apples To Oranges: One Look at Health Care Polling

Compared to What?

Another Glimpse of Our Future? - Want to fix the NHS? Go private. When a hospital fails in the way that the Basildon and Thurrock Trust has, it should be turned over immediately to a private-sector hit squad to sort it out, writes Simon Heffer

As well as - Annals of Government Medicine

Well, at least he admits it. Dean Shock: ObamaCare Is Trillion Dollar, No Reform, Harmful Bailout But… I just wish he'd tell us something we don't know.

Ken Blackwell - Politicizing Medicine, Medicalizing Politics

Duplicity and Deceit

Coke, Pepsi step up spending after being targeted by healthcare reform tax

Junk Science/Environmental Corruption 11-28

Help PJTV review the Climate Hack Documents here.

It’s the Totalitarianism, Stupid

ClimateGate Is Not The First Time Progressive Scientists Have Lied To The World

Election Law-Violating Astroturf Group Misleads About Pebble Mine... Now There's a Surprise

Week in Blogs: Breitbart v. ACORN & Justice. Plus, Palin, Sully & You Can Become a Climate Scientist

An Excellent list - The Sound Of All Hell Breaking Loose, Pt. 8

Will Climate Scandal Be a Tipping Point?

Cooking the books on climate

For The Planet, Go Veg (and Kill Your Pet)

Obama going to Copenhagen too early: Sarkozy. Actually, I think it is all too late. AND Deflating Copenhagen

Climategate: CBC Special Report

ClimateGate: What are the Alarmists So Afraid of?

Data Sharing and Climate Change Research

ClimateGate: The end of credibility and the need for process control

Anatomy of a Green Scare: Consumer Reports or Distorts Facts About BPA?

IPCC too “politicised” to survive

A Climate Scientist Who Engages Skeptics

Eric S. Raymond on the East Anglia CRU's Climate Warming Fraud

Cross-Examining the Climate Change Scammers

Climategate’s Perry Mason Moment

Cleaning Out the Climate Science Cesspool

Climategate: The Skeptical Scientist’s View

Data-leak lessons learned from the 'Climategate' hack

Deconstructing ClimateGate’s Smoking-Gun Email

Climate Czar Browner: What Conflict of Interest?

Climategate e-mails sweep America, may scuttle Barack Obama's Cap and Trade laws

More on ClimateGate

What Is — and What Isn’t — Evidence of Global Warming

Vincent Gray on Climategate: ‘There Was Proof of Fraud All Along’

Scientists and Climate Change: Hide the Baloney

Climategate: the scandal spreads, the plot thickens, the shame deepens…

Have They No Shame?

Skewed science. A French scientist’s temperature data show results different from the official climate science. Why was he stonewalled? Climate Research Unit emails detail efforts to deny access to global temperature data

Rigging a Climate 'Consensus' About those emails and 'peer review.'

From Moonbat! Pretending the climate email leak isn't a crisis won't make it go away

Why 'climategate' won't stop greens Just because their going to keep driving their bus off the cliff, doesn't mean we have to get on the bus anymore.

The Travails of a Global Warming Hobbyist

Climategate Files Were Leaked to BBC But They Refused to Cover the Story

Climate Change Does NOT Push Women into Prostitution. Poverty does that.

Global Frauding AND a list of everything "caused" by global warming in Goldberg's Re: Re: This Just In, taken from The Warm List which I can't decide is lame or desperate (the list, not Jonah).

Climategate Computer Codes Are the Real Story

Alarmism Is Underpinned by Fraud

Rigging a Climate 'Consensus' About those emails and 'peer review.'

Climategate: five Aussie MPs lead the way by resigning in disgust over carbon tax

Obama faces delicate balancing act on climate

Media Corruption Round-Up 11-28

Objective Journalism: Michael Gerson Defends a Profession That No Longer Exists

James Rainey Digs Himself an Even Deeper Hole

Sonja Schmidt - Hollywood Hates America

An Ouch! on a TN journo
Study: Has Editor & Publisher ‘Falsely Framed’ Peter Dreier as an Objective ACORN Critic?

What Story?

Climategate: CBC Special Report

It's Oprah. Was anyone expecting Frost/Nixon? Cripes. I've never even seen an episode of Oprah. (I don't watch (adult) TV during the day except for the news.) Winfrey/Palin Was No Frost/Nixon

Which Time Magazine Journalist Is That On The Cover? AND Will Time Magazine Apologize to Glenn Beck?

ClimateGate: The end of credibility and the need for process control

Climategate Files Were Leaked to BBC But They Refused to Cover the Story

The Strange, Sad Death of Journalism

ACORN/Big Union Corruption Round-Up 11-28

Whatever Became of ACORN’s ‘Internal Investigation’?

ACORN Can Receive Pending Federal Payments, Justice Department Says

What Happens When a PI Dumpster Dives Behind a San Diego ACORN Office?

Week in Blogs: Breitbart v. ACORN & Justice. Plus, Palin, Sully & You Can Become a Climate Scientist

Three HCAN Volunteers Charged With Assault Outside Carnahan Townhall

Justice Department: ACORN Can Be Paid For Existing Federal Contracts

Justice Department Says Acorn Can Be Paid for Pre-Ban Contracts BUT Republican blasts ACORN reprieve

James Rainey Digs Himself an Even Deeper Hole

Calif. Attorney General Offers Incoherent, Troubling Answers When Asked About ACORN Doc Dump


ACORN Document Dump: Trashed Documents Are Relevant to Investigation

Jerry Brown vs. ACORN

'ACORN Member’ Roseanne Barr Confirms Fellow Activist’s Shock Admission: ACORN Got Obama Elected

Charges Filed in Gladney Case – UPDATE

Breaking: Charges Filed in Kenneth Gladney Case **Links Fixed**

New Jersey Teachers’ Union’s ‘Electile Dysfunction’ for Corzine Explained

Meet ‘Bon Bon’ Hurd: Protester Who Admitted ACORN Raw Political Agenda Exposed

Corruption Daily Round-Up 11-28

Celebrate Thanksgiving with an Attitude of Gratitude

First Obama kills Letters to Santa, now New Jersey kills Christmas - Christmas Outlawed

Holder must be in the top ten most corrupt AG's in US history. Justice Department Says Acorn Can Be Paid for Pre-Ban Contracts BUT Republican blasts ACORN reprieve

Holding Holder Accountable

We Pay Them to Lie to Us

Election Law-Violating Astroturf Group Misleads About Pebble Mine... Now There's a Surprise

He's not gonna like these numbers - Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Calif. Attorney General Offers Incoherent, Troubling Answers When Asked About ACORN Doc Dump AND Jerry Brown vs. ACORN

Jerry Brown’s mounting ethics problems

Wall Street Journal - Voter Anger Is Building Over Deficits

Property Owners Get Dunked On. Another victory for the powerful over property rights.

Did the GOP Really Lose Its Way?

The jobless scary movie

He Can't Take Another Bow

Switzerland’s Minaret War

Climate Czar Browner: What Conflict of Interest?

So Much for Transcending Race

The Party of Government

What the what! - The Prescient Joe Biden

Constitutional Law’s Tyranny of Complexity

Best Buy Ditches ‘Christmas’ But Celebrates Muslim Holiday in Fliers

Obama faces a daunting December thanks to make-or-break issues

There are tree stumps with higher IQs than Boxer. She's a mean, ugly, old cow who was rude to my husband. I look forward to her devastating political defeat. Barbara Boxer’s Cap-and-Trade Energy Tax Won’t Work

Are Americans Uniquely Insular and Ill-Informed?

No Biggie, It's Not Like We We're Accused of Murder or Anything

Another Obama Gitmo Official Resigns: Who is Accountable Now?

Fumbling bureau of incompetence

Less of a Catholic

Tax Court Awards $323k in Attorneys' Fees to Two Kersting Tax Shelter Investors Because of IRS Misconduct

I don't think so. Prosecuting American 'War Crimes'. The International Criminal Court claims jurisdiction over U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. AND Here Comes the Judge?

Soft Despotism with Paul Rahe - Chapters 1 - 5

Americans at Odds With Recent Terror Trial Decisions

Gratitude and the retribalization of the world

Sadly, this does not trouble me. Tear Gas, Arrests Used to Stop Violent Protesters at World Trade Officials Meeting in Geneva

Weekly Tracking Poll: New Feature Paints Ugly 2010 Picture

Sessions says Dems to blame for starting judicial filibusters

Nelson, Specter must wrestle with anti-tax pledge in health debate

Swine Flu Shots for Detainees? What's the Pig Idea?

Happy Post-Thanksgiving Weekend

I hope you all survived Thanksgiving and Black Friday. We did with an effective combination of wine and avoiding the malls. I will try to post some Round-Ups either today or tomorrow but I need to prepare the house for Advent first.

Travel safe if you are still travelling and if you are safe at home, enjoy your family.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope your Thanksgiving Day is filled with love and gratitude.

I am thankful for my handsome husband, my beloved children, and all the friends and family who make me feel so special.

I am grateful to all the men and women in our military. Thank you for your service.

And I also want to thank our Service Men and Women for their kindness to others.

I am thankful for my freedom, liberty, and independance. I pray those rights continue.

I include everyone in my Thanksgiving Prayer as I count my blessings from this past year. God Bless Us and God Bless the USA.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Corruption Daily Round-Up 11-24

Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted TerroristNavy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq — the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. And three of the SEALs who captured him are now facing criminal charges, sources told

Iran: They’re Just Killing Themselves

Political Correctness and the Sunset of American Power

Big Brother Is Watching — Should You Care?

Thankful for Fading Freedoms

Out of the Shadows

Ken Blackwell: Liberals' Establishment of Religion

9/11 Never Forget Press Conference

Video - 9/11 Families to Holder: Stop Terrorists from Returning to NYC

The Republican Elites Versus The Grassroots

The Other Senate Maverick. Joe Lieberman is a party apostate on health care.

Yes, she can: Palin has a shot at the presidency

Palin book sells big in first week

Election 2010: Arizona Governor GOP Primary. Arpaio Holds Large Lead in Arizona Republican Primary

Mahmoud Ahmedinejad Gets Told Off

The Manhattan Declaration: We Must Obey God Over Caesar AND The Manhattan Declaration

The Promise of Marriage

A Thanksgiving Revival

I actually don't have a problem with this but I would like more money spent on clearing old mines too. Obama Administration Decides Not to Sign Treaty Banning Land Mines

Obamacare Daily Round-Up 11-24

Do We Have a Right to Equal Healthcare?

Mending Health Care

Liberals and Mammography. Rationing? What rationing?

On Health Care, Should Dems Fear Failure or Success? In fear of death, Democrats risk political suicide.

Mending Health Care Reform. Do Americans really need an ''anti-jobs'' tax right now?

I (heart) Joe - Lieberman Digs In on Public Option

Citizens vs. ObamaCare: ‘Million Med March’ Draws Hundreds in St. Louis

Krauthammer's Take

Another medical miracle that will not happen again under Obamacare - Back From The Dead. 56-Year-Old Man Brought Back To Life After 47 Minutes, 4,500 Chest Compressions And 8 Zaps With Defibrillator

Hair of the Dog - Weekend Warriors: Sunday Talk Shows Turn into Healthcare Face-Off

Women are insistent on mammograms, poll shows

Why is the AARP Running This Ad?

Side deals stack up as health bills move along

Health 'reform' that burdens our young

Who DOES Support This Bill?

What About the Children?

Tensions Flare Between Religious Leaders and Lawmakers Over Abortion

Olbermann Complains Media Focused on Beck Instead of His Astroturf Health Care Clinic

A Phony “Fix” for Health Care

New Health Bureaus - 111 new government bureaucracies dedicated to telling you how to live your life. Oh. Goody.

Numerous Grant Programs Fatten Cost of Health Care Reform

Statistics Don't Help Much When You're the Patient

We Have Been Betrayed

In Economic Woes 11-24

Atlas Shrugs It's really and it's leaving.

And there's gonna be more and more of it - Worker Blasts Adidas' Plan to Move NBA Jersey Production Overseas

Thomas Sowell - Solving Whose Problems?

Dear Congress: ARE YOU CRAZY?????

Hidden Taxes Account for 40.91 Percent of the Cost of Your Thanksgiving Dinner...Happy Thanksgiving!?

Taking Taxpayers for a Ride

UPDATED: 90,489 jobs 'not really created or saved' by the Stimulus (and counting)

Mending Health Care Reform. Do Americans really need an ''anti-jobs'' tax right now?

Mortgage Data

Look at That: The Economy Isn't Growing as Fast as It Was Announced

Blink and Miss Another 13,000 Jobs NOT Created or Saved

Blacks hit hard by economy's punch. 34.5 percent of young African American men are unemployed

Democrats push $150B stock tax on Wall Street

The Financial Privacy Requirements of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

Economy's rebound not as strong as first thought AND AP: Economy's rebound not as strong as first thought. 3.5% Q3 GDP revised down to 2.8%

Fed:Jobless Rate to Drop 'Slowly'

The Big Question: Does the jobs bill push mean the stimulus failed?

We're Going Broke Anyway, So Why Not Spend Like Drunken Sailors?

Will The Unemployment Disaster Be Obama's Katrina?

One Father's Lesson on Freedom, Free Enterprise and Fair Taxes

He's so historic. Obama Shatters Spending Record for First-Year Presidents

Joe Biden is just A National Nightmare, Indeed

Banks Begin Repaying TARP Money, But Much Business Still Unfinished

Media Corruption Round-Up 11-24

Where is the media coverage of this major, international science scandal that impacts every citizen on earth and could cost trillions of dollars. Oh, that scandal goes against the "global warming" narrative so nary a peep so far. And they wonder why they're going out of business.
ClimateGate Totally Ignored By TV News Outlets Except Fox

I can't believe they're still trying to publish scare pieces in the midst of this scandal. Oh, I see. Reuters. Climate change quickens, seas feared up 2 meters

Show me proof because after this hack, I'm not believing a word these climate "scientists" say - Obama boosts climate deal hopes, report shows crisis

Seeing red over Palin parody

The Sacramento Sex Scandal Obama and the MSM want you to ignore.

Olbermann Complains Media Focused on Beck Instead of His Astroturf Health Care Clinic

Political Corruption Round-Up 11-24

IG-Gate: 'Hush Money' Charge in Sacramento Mayor's Sex Scandal Was Part of Probe

The Sacramento Sex Scandal Obama and the MSM want you to ignore.

Obama WH scrambled for story to smear Walpin

Poll: Obama's Performance Rating Hits Lowest Mark Yet AND Poll Numbers Crash

Among all voters, 54% now disapprove.

Video - Soft Despotism with Paul Rahe: Chapter 2 of 5

Immigration corruption - You Lie! AND Gone to Texas

More diplomatic idiocy from Obama - Why Thank You, Your Lordship

Blunderer in Chief

More bowing from the wimp-in-chief. Good Lord, it's like he wants to grovel. AND The Obama Doctrine: Bend at the Waist

New documents: White House scrambled to justify AmeriCorps firing after the fact
Inspector General: Rhee visited me to intervene for Johnson

He's so historic. Obama Shatters Spending Record for First-Year Presidents

Cleaning Up Illinois: The Putback Amendment

Inside the numbers: How Obama has fallen

But then they'd have to read the bills like their constituents do. Our Bills Should Be Written In Plain English

'Years of delay' saved lives

Terrorists use Democratic talking points

VIDEO - Left-Wing Ideologues & the True Holder Agenda

9/11 Never Forget Press Conference

Video - 9/11 Families to Holder: Stop Terrorists from Returning to NYC

Congress Must Stop the Trial in New York City

VIDEO - 9/11 Lawyer Pretty Much as Obnoxious as You'd Expect

Why panicky Dems are bailing on Tim Geithner

Hope is fading

Amateur Hour at the White House. OUCH! AND Gelb Sounds Like Cheney

The missing Obama

Krauthammer's Take

Better to Jump than be pushed? Are Democrats exiting the sinking ship?

With India disappointed with Obama ahead of tonight's state dinner, the president vowed to "work even closer" with its prime minister. Tunku Varadarajan on the cost of ignoring our allies.

Do the Dump Dodders matter?

The Republican Elites Versus The Grassroots


Would Obama Be President If He Made These Five Campaign Promises?

Will The Unemployment Disaster Be Obama's Katrina?

A Troubled Thanksgiving 2009

Immigration Looms as the Next Test for Congress

Mark Tapscott: One step forward, one back for government transparency

Top Republican Lawmakers Not Invited to Obama's First State Dinner

Junk Science/Environmental Corruption 11-24

Looks like my husband's Think Tank is on the attack! Go CEI Go!! Competitive Enterprise Institute Sues NASA in Wake of Climategate Scandal

My husband's article on the subject - Three Things You Absolutely Must Know About Climategate Coments on this article, here AND his post on NRO - Climategate — or Climaquiddick

Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of 'Anthropogenic Global Warming'?

Nice Simpson's reference (yes, there is a Simpsons quote for Everything) - The global warming conspiracy - news spreads

The CRU Scandal AND Re: The CRU Scandal THEN Slack Allowance

Settled Science? Computer hackers reveal corruption behind the global-warming "consensus."

Climategate: When Scientists Become Politicians

It's Not Exactly "Climategate" But ....


Nomenclature AND More Climate Scam Commentary

ClimateGate: The Fix is In

Cooling on Phil

Climategate: Violating the Social Contract of Science (Updated)

Sen. Inohofe is a great man. Key GOP Senator Pushes for Probe Into Climate Change Research. Unlike that bitch Boxer who is a bottom-dwelling useless waste of skin. AND Listen: Inhofe Says He Will Call for Investigation on "Climategate" on Washington Times Americas Morning Show AND Inhofe: CRU Scandal Bigger than ACORN Flap. I'd say they're about equal in criminality.

Viscount Monckton on Climategate: ‘They Are Criminals’ (PJM Exclusive)

Global Warmists Dig in Their Heels over Climategate — Kind of

VIDEO - ClimateGate: Leaked Papers Cast Doubt on Climate Science (Myron works with my husband)

Hiding evidence of global cooling

Just how out-of-touch is he? - Obama says 'step closer' to climate deal

Even Moonbat?!? - Global warming rigged? Here's the email I'd need to see. The leaked exchanges are disturbing, but it would take a conspiracy of a very different order to justify sceptics' claims

More From the East Anglia Archives

And Nuclear Power Rocks - Finally, Embrace the Obvious

Why You Should Be Hot and Bothered About 'Climate-gate'

New Reactor Uses Sunlight to Turn Water and Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel. If this becomes economically viable that would turn Carbon Dioxide from zero to hero pretty darn quick.

Congress May Probe Leaked Global Warming E-Mails

ACORN/Big Union Corruption Round-Up 11-24

Source Documents Provided
ACORN Document Dump: ‘This Gives You a Private Sector Target’

ACORN Document Dump: Year End, Year Begin Mingles Taxpayer Support and Politics?

ACORN Document Dump: ACORN Throws Thanksgiving in the Dumpster

ACORN Document Dump: California Voters, Prepare to Be ACORNed

ACORN Document Dump: Why Did ACORN Spend $9,000 at Fertility Clinic?

ACORN Document Dump: Trashing a Person’s Credit History

ACORN OKLAHOMA Document Dump: The Oklahoma Power Plan

California ACORN Responds to Revelation of Massive Doc Dump, Data Breach at Its San Diego Office

ACORN Oklahoma Document Dump: ACORN’s Doorknocking Basics

ACORN Corruption
Nevada ACORN Executive Sentenced In Vote Fraud Conspiracy

Former ACORN official in Las Vegas gets probation

Former chief doubts ACORN survival

ACORN Scandal, Part 2: The Evidentiary Phase

Inhofe: CRU Scandal Bigger than ACORN Flap. I'd say they're about equal in criminality.

SEIU Corruption
‘Bury Them’: Fresno Homecare Workers Describe SEIU Threats

SEIU and the Law of Intended Consequences

SEIU Leader Resigns After Threatening Legal Action Against Boy Scout

ACLU Outrages

Horner Hits Hard!

That's our silver fox.

Three Things You Absolutely Must Know About Climategate

My husband's article on Pajamas
This could prove to be climate science's Vietnam.
They’re calling it “Climategate.” The scandal that the suffix –gate implies is the state of climate science over the past decade or so revealed by a thousand or so emails, documents, and computer code sets between various prominent scientists released following a leak from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in the UK.

This may seem obscure, but the science involved is being used to justify the diversion of literally trillions of dollars of the world’s wealth in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by phasing out fossil fuels. The CRU is the Pentagon of global warming science, and these documents are its Pentagon Papers.

Here are three things everyone should know about the Climategate Papers. Links are provided so that the full context of every quote can be seen by anyone interested.

First, the scientists discuss manipulating data to get their preferred results. The most prominently featured scientists are paleoclimatologists, who reconstruct historical temperatures and who were responsible for a series of reconstructions that seemed to show a sharp rise in temperatures well above historical variation in recent decades.

In 1999, Phil Jones, the head of CRU, wrote to activist scientist Michael “Mike” Mann that he has just “completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps … to hide the decline”(0942777075). This refers to a decline in temperatures in recent years revealed by the data he had been reconstructing that conflicted with the observed temperature record. The inconvenient data was therefore hidden under a completely different set of data. Some “trick.”

Mann later (2003) announced that “it would be nice to try to ‘contain’ the putative ‘MWP,’ even if we don’t yet have a hemispheric mean reconstruction available that far back” (1054736277). The MWP is the Medieval Warm Period, when temperatures may have been higher than today. Mann’s desire to “contain” this phenomenon even in the absence of any data suggesting that this is possible is a clear indication of a desire to manipulate the science. There are other examples of putting political/presentational considerations before the science throughout the collection.

Secondly, scientists on several occasions discussed methods of subverting the scientific peer review process to ensure that skeptical papers had no access to publication. In 2003, Tom Wigley of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, complained that paleoclimatologist Hans von Storch was responsible for “the publication of crap science ‘in order to stimulate debate’” and that they “must get rid of von Storch” (1051190249) as an editor of the journal Climate Research (he indeed subsequently resigned).

In 2005, Michael Mann said that there was a “fundamental problem w/ GRL now,” referring to the journal Geophysical Research Letters published by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), because “they have published far too many deeply flawed contrarian papers in the past year or so” and “it is probably best to do an end run around GRL now where possible.” Tom Wigley responded that “we could go through official AGU channels to get him [the editor of GRL] ousted” (1106322460). A few months later, the editor of GRL having left his post, Mann comments, “The GRL leak may have been plugged up now w/ new editorial leadership there” (1132094873).

Having seemingly succeeded with Climate Research and Geophysical Research Letters, the most recent target of the scientists’ ire has been Weather, a journal of the Royal Meteorological Society (RMS). Phil Jones commented in March 2009, “I’m having a dispute with the new editor of Weather. I’ve complained about him to the RMS Chief Exec. If I don’t get him to back down, I won’t be sending any more papers to any RMS journals and I’ll be resigning from the RMS” (1237496573).

This issue is all the more important because the scientists involved in these discussions have repeatedly accused their critics of being irrelevant because they fail to publish in the peer reviewed literature. For example, in October this year, Mr. Mann told Andy Revkin of the New York Times:
[L]egitimate scientific skepticism is exercised through formal scientific circles, in particular the peer review process. Those such as [Stephen] McIntyre [the target of much of the criticism in the CRU Papers] who operate almost entirely outside of this system are not to be trusted
If you are saying on the one hand that you will not take notice of someone until they have been published while on the other you are working behind the scenes to stop any such publication, I would venture to suggest that you are not operating with any degree of bona fides either towards the media or the legitimate scientific process.

Finally, the scientists worked to circumvent the Freedom of Information process of the United Kingdom. Nowhere is this better evidenced than in the email reproduced in full below (minus Dr. Jones’ contact details):
From: Phil Jones
To: “Michael E. Mann”
Subject: IPCC & FOI
Date: Thu May 29 11:04:11 2008


Can you delete any emails you may have had with Keith re AR4?
Keith will do likewise. He’s not in at the moment – minor family crisis.
Can you also email Gene and get him to do the same? I don’t
have his new email address.
We will be getting Caspar to do likewise.
I see that CA claim they discovered the 1945 problem in the Nature paper!!

The context in the subject header is clearly the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI), while AR4 refers to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. What is most important to know here is that, according to the Taxpayers’ Alliance in the UK, “at least one FOI request on exactly this correspondence had apparently been submitted by a David Holland on May 5th 2008.”

The Freedom of Information Act, however, explicitly forbids deletion of any material subject to a FOI request. The penalty for such a criminal act is a fine of up to £5,000. Presumably being found guilty of such an act, or even suggesting it, would also bring about significant disciplinary procedures at any reputable university. A complaint has been made to the British information commissioner.

This is, however, just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to attitudes toward FOI. Numerous other references are made about ways to avoid divulging information (the following summaries are by the blogger Bishop Hill):
Tom Wigley discusses how to deal with the advent of FoI law in UK. Jones says use IPR argument to hold onto code. Says data is covered by agreements with outsiders and that CRU will be “hiding behind them.”(1106338806)

Jones says that UK climate organisations are coordinating themselves to resist FoI. They got advice from the Information Commissioner [!](1219239172)

Jones tells Mann that he is sending station data. Says that if McIntyre requests it under FoI he will delete it rather than hand it over. Says he will hide behind data protection laws. Says Rutherford screwed up big time by creating an FTP directory for Osborn. Says Wigley worried he will have to release his model code. (1107454306)

There appears to be a prima facie case that there was a conspiracy to prevent the release of information subject to FOI.

There are many other disturbing revelations in the CRU Papers, including a particularly disturbing assessment by a computer programmer of the state of CRU data. These have yet to be fully analyzed.

So what does this all mean? It does not mean that there is no warming trend or that mankind has not been responsible for at least some of the warming. To claim that as result of these documents is clearly a step too far. However, it is clear that at least one branch of climate science — paleoclimatology — has become hopelessly politicized to the point of engaging in unethical and possibly illegal behavior.

To the extent that paleoclimatology is an important part of the scientific case for action regarding global warming, urgent reassessments need to be made. In the meantime, all those responsible for political action on global warming should stop the process pending the results of inquiries, investigations, and any criminal proceedings. What cannot happen is the process carrying on as if nothing has happened.

This could prove to be climate science’s Vietnam.

Monday, November 23, 2009

ACORN/Big Union Corruption Round-Up 11-23

ACORN Scandal, Part 2: The Evidentiary Phase

San Diego ACORN Document Dump Scandal

San Diego ACORN Document Dump Scandal

Eric Holder's Justice Department?!? Money from Justice Dept. funneled to ACORN via a third party

Why Isn’t Anyone Really Investigating ACORN?

The SEIU Thugocracy

‘Bury Them’: Fresno Homecare Workers Describe SEIU Threats

Is the SEIU getting tax dollars to lobby in Michigan?

A Christmas Message For You

Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.

See the PC Police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas - no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things..

It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say
December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!

CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.

As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears
You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.

Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !

At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace

The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday!

Please, all Christians join together and wish everyone you meet during the holidays a MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Media Corruption Round-Up 11-23

Shock: SNL Takes On Obama in Earnest. (At least someone at a network is doing it)

Of course they did - US Media Ignores Obama’s Muffed Japan Visit

The indelible whiteness of MSNBC

New Policy at the New York Times! AND Private Climate Conversations on Display Interestingly the New York Times in this article, announces that they won't publish these "conversations" because they were "published illegally". As other bloggers have asked, if these were illegally obtained emails from social conservatives, the New York Times would have published them front page above the fold.

Media Missing the Plot on ‘Climate Gate’: It’s the Fraud, Stupid!

How the Science Gets Settled

Gee, I wonder why - Newspaper circulation may be worse than it looks

All The News That’s Fit To Bury

A Two-fer! Media corruption AND admitting Obamacare is a fiscal nightmare! Newsweek Editor Admits: Health Care Bill a ‘Fiscal Fraud’ But ‘I’d Still Vote for It’

Just NBC The PDS!

Junk Science/Environmental Corruption 11-23

Viscount Monckton on Climategate: ‘They Are Criminals’ (PJM Exclusive)

Copenhagen will fail – and quite right too. Even if the science was reliable (which it isn’t), we should not force the world’s poorest countries to cut carbon emissions

Private Climate Conversations on Display

PJTV - ClimateGate: Leaked Papers Cast Doubt on Climate Science PJTV interviews one of my husband's colleagues.

Climategate, Coal Mine Deaths, Air Pollution and Coals assault on human health

Are Americans really 'food insecure'? As I said on Nov. 16th - here - NO.

Global WarmingGate: When Scientists Become Politicians

Media Missing the Plot on ‘Climate Gate’: It’s the Fraud, Stupid!

WEAR THE DECLINE - Gotta love Capitalism.

Black Rev: Global Warming Trumps Civil Rights; We're Dealing With Our Oxygen & Existence

Ready to Pay Your $6 Trillion 'Climate Justice' Bill?

‘Climate change pushes poor women to prostitution, dangerous work’

HA! White House tells Markey it won’t interfere with independent EPA testing

Global Warming Gets Hacked

Political Corruption Round-Up 11-23

Armed Pols: A Chicago Tradition

Video Series - Soft Despotism with Paul Rahe: Chapter 1 of 5

Obama-logic on Terrorism: Mass-Murder Civilians and You Get Better Rights

Ken Blackwell - Obama in Wonderland

Lawyer: 9/11 Defendants Will Tell Jury 'Why They Did It' I assume because they are evil nutjobs will not be their answer why.

For GOP, Health Is Only One Battle on Road to '10 Elections

Sen. Landrieu to host New Orleans fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

White House scrambled to justify AmeriCorps firing after the fact

Obama’s Labor Department Ignores Freedom of Information Act

Obama's Nice Guy Act Gets Him Nowhere on the World Stage

Why is India's flag higher than the US in this picture?

Cuomo Took Campaign Cash From Lawyers With Matters Before Him

Harmonic Convergence AND Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval

Obama’s Fundamental Misconception

Chris Matthews Shocker: Obama Making 'Carteresque' Mistakes

It's so presidential to single out an individual citizen. Obama’s Permanent Campaign Attacks Sarah Palin

Gutierrez Immigration Bill: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Proponents alter immigration bill in face of tough economic climate