The main stream media is trying to minimize/not cover the Climategate story just like they did with Obama’s involvement in the Inspector General firings, Larry Sinclair’s sex and drugs allegations, ACORN, SEIU, William Ayers, Rev. Wright, inappropriate bowing, the “natural born citizen” controversy, violations of the Logan Act, multiple social security numbers, Van Dorn, socialism, Rezko, etc., etc., etc.
Three Things You Should Know About Climategate
Iain Murray offers a useful primer on e-mails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in the UK (mentioned by Goldfarb, here), hacked and publicized, which revealed systematic, less-than-scientific treatment of data in order to bolster global-warming claims.
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.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we are in another war, just as deadly, only we didn’t notice the signs.
…Andre Gorz, who’s featured on that list, published Ecology as Politics in 1975…”This is why the ecological struggle is, in its present form, an indispensable dimension of the struggle against capitalism.”…
November 25, 2009
The climate change movement may have been caught in its first ACORN moment, with the publication of emails suggesting global warming data has been manipulated or suppressed.
The University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU) email system was hacked, and it appears fraud as a political strategy may not be limited to ACORN’s community organizing. As with ACORN, rest assured, it won’t be the political or big media establishments that capture the next big evidentiary breakthroughs in “Climategate.”
Global warmists apparently don’t find destroying evidence offensive to their “science.” Similarly, ACORN doesn’t seem fettered by ethics. Not even a week apart from the breaking news of Climategate, BigGovernment.com reported that the San Diego ACORN office was caught on film literally dumping documents even though it is facing investigation.
On this dumping of documents, BigGovernment.com reports,
“ACORN’s political agenda is also exposed, with thousands upon thousands of documents revealing the depth of the political machine that is ACORN, and its disturbing ties to not only public employee labor unions but some of the most radical leftist organizations.”
Either California’s attorney general didn’t demand that ACORN preserve all documents for the investigation, so that ACORN could not use the excuse of its document retention and destruction policies to destroy evidence, or ACORN ignored that demand.
Now with calls for investigations into Climategate, will investigators neglect taking steps to prevent the destruction of evidence? One cannot understate the scope of the fraud if data were manipulated or suppressed for financial and market gains, or other nefarious reasons (not that suppression of data by members of the scientific community wouldn’t be nefarious on its face).
Besides their apparent shared willingness to tamper with evidence, the climate change movement and ACORN have another common link: their foundations in Marxism.
ACORN, from founder Wade Rathke to others, employed the techniques and visions of Marxist Saul Alinsky.
The green movement, which found its ultimate vessel in climate change, is also steeped in Marxist foundations. The Green Horizon Foundation’s reading list, for example, is filled with Marxist authors, including Marx himself.
French author Andre Gorz, who’s featured on that list, published Ecology as Politics in 1975. In it, Gorz does not mask the anti-capitalist, Marxist agenda of the green movement. He writes, “This is why the ecological struggle is, in its present form, an indispensable dimension of the struggle against capitalism.” ….Continue Reading
The 2.8% in the below article reflects mainly increases in ‘government spending’. The illusion of a real sustainable increase in GDP was totally funded by Obama’s people printing money out of nowhere! All smoke and mirrors that the compliant media spun as some great step towards recovery.
Notice that the government estimates were way off. Do you think Congress is accurately estimating the costs for their proposed takeover of America’s healthcare system? You can probably triple their estimates and still have estimated costs well below what they actually will be!
From Hot Air:
posted at 12:55 pm on November 24, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
The Commerce Department revised its third-quarter economy estimation sharply downward today, from the previously announced 3.5% annualized growth to 2.8% instead. That number would still be the best quarter in almost two years, but as the AP notes, it’s almost entirely comprised of short-term government stimulus:
The economy grew at a 2.8 percent pace last quarter, as the recovery got off to a slower start than first thought.
The Commerce Department’s new reading on gross domestic product wasn’t as energetic as the 3.5 percent growth rate for the July-September period estimated just a month ago.
The main factors behind the downgrade: consumers didn’t spend as much, commercial construction was weaker and the nation’s trade deficit was more of a drag on growth. Businesses also trimmed more of their stockpiles, another restraining factor.
The new reading on GDP, which measures the value of all goods and services produced in the United States — from machinery to manicures — was a tad weaker than the 2.9 percent growth rate economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters had expected.
Jim Geraghty points out one big set of numbers that changed:
The revised numbers out today indicate that automotive consumption was less than half initially estimated, contributing 0.81 of percentage point to growth. The overall quarterly growth number was revised from 3.5 percent to 2.8 percent.
The White House had pointed to the original number of 1.7% as an indicator of the success of Cash for Clunkers. Now it looks as though they overestimated that number as well, which auto analyst Edmunds.com had stated….Continue Reading
This is yet another outrage from the Marxist puppet camping in the Whitehouse!
From Atlas Shrugs:
Obama’s Latest Attack on America: Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist
Obama ought to step in and halt this persecution of brave patriots immediately. But he won’t. He’s not fit to wipe their boots.
The enemy is O’s friend and America is O’s enemy. He is painfully unqualified. The man never worked a real job. He scammed the system the radical leftist way, he never served in the military, never lived one day as a proud American, and surrounds himself with America haters and agitators. These SEALs are cooked.
I wonder how the families of four U.S. contractors gruesomely killed during a convoy through Fallujah in 2004 took this news.
Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist FOX (hat tip big mac)
Navy 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 FoxNews.com.
The three, all members of the Navy’s elite commando unit, have refused non-judicial punishment — called an admiral’s mast — and have requested a trial by court-martial.
Ahmed Hashim Abed, whom the military code-named “Objective Amber,” told investigators he was punched by his captors — and he had the bloody lip to prove it.
Now, instead of being lauded for bringing to justice a high-value target, three of the SEAL commandos, all enlisted, face assault charges and have retained lawyers.
Matthew McCabe, a Special Operations Petty Officer Second Class (SO-2), is facing three charges: dereliction of performance of duty for willfully failing to safeguard a detainee, making a false official statement, and assault.
Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe, SO-2, is facing charges of dereliction of performance of duty and making a false official statement.
Petty Officer Julio Huertas, SO-1, faces those same charges and an additional charge of impediment of an investigation.
The three SEALs will be arraigned separately on Dec. 7. Another three SEALs — two officers and an enlisted sailor — have been identified by investigators as witnesses but have not been charged.
FoxNews.com obtained the official handwritten statement from one of the three witnesses given on Sept. 3, hours after Abed was captured and still being held at the SEAL base at Camp Baharia. He was later taken to a cell in the U.S.-operated Green Zone in Baghdad.
The SEAL told investigators he had showered after the mission, gone to the kitchen and then decided to look in on the detainee.
“I gave the detainee a glance over and then left,” the SEAL wrote. “I did not notice anything wrong with the detainee and he appeared in good health.”
Lt. Col. Holly Silkman, spokeswoman for the special operations component of U.S. Central Command, confirmed Tuesday to FoxNews.com that three SEALs have been charged in connection with the capture of a detainee. She said their court martial is scheduled for January….Continue Reading
Here’s a quote from HotAir that I agree with:
… Goldfarb’s take: “A fat lip? That’s enough to get you rough military justice from the Obama administration, but blow up the World Trade Center and you get all the due process rights of the civilian criminal justice system.”…
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