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The University of Queensland in Australia is taking legal action to block the release of data used by one of its scientists to come up with the oft-quoted statistic that 97 percent of climate scientists agree that mankind is causing global warming.

Since coming out with this figure last year, climate scientist John Cook of the University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute has been under fire for the methodology he used.

“Our analysis indicates that the number of papers rejecting the consensus on [anthropogenic global warming] is a vanishingly small proportion of the published research,’’ Cook and his fellow authors wrote in their study which was published in the journal Environmental Research Letters last year.

The university has told climate skeptic blogger Brandon Schollenberger that the data on the study he possesses was illegally obtained and they would take legal action against him if he published it.

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“UQ has therefore published all data relating to the paper that is of any scientific value to the wider community,” said Queensland’s acting pro-vice-­chancellor Alastair McEwan.

“UQ withheld only data that could identify research participants who took part in the ­research on condition of anonymity,” McEwan added. “Such conditions are not uncommon in academic ­research, and any breach of confidentiality could deter people from participating in valuable research in the future.”

McEwan said that all the data Cook used to come up with his “97 percent” consensus was published on his blog The school says it wants to protect the privacy of those surveyed in Cook’s research.

“That’s right. The University of Queensland sent me a threatening letter which threatens me further if I show anyone that letter,” Schollenberger wrote on his blog Thursday. “Confusing, no? It gets stranger. Along with its threats, the University of Queensland included demands.”

“According to it, I’m not just prevented from disclosing any of the ‘intellectual property’ (IP) I’ve gained access to,” Schollenberger added. “I’m prevented from even doing anything which involves using the data. That means I can’t discuss the data. I can’t perform analyses on it. I can’t share anything about it with you.”

“Apparently I badgered Cook too much. I tried too hard to get him to do his duty and try to protect his subjects’ privacy. The University of Queensland needs me to stop. If I don’t, they’ll sue me,” he said.

Cook’s paper has been touted by environmentalists and the Obama administration as evidence that virtually all scientists agree that global warming is a man-made threat.

“Ninety-seven percent of scientists, including, by the way, some who originally disputed the data, have now put that to rest,” President Obama said last year announcing his climate plan. “They’ve acknowledged the planet is warming and human activity is contributing to it.”

But Cook’s 97 percent consensus claim was rebutted in subsequent analyses of his study. A paper by five leading climatologists published in the journal Science and Education last year found that Cook’s study misrepresented the views of most consensus scientists.


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Is Barack Obama
a Marxist Ideologue?
Your laziness and your stupidity, it they indeed exist, are the #1 weapons in the arsenal of Barack Obama . . . so please, please don't sell yourself, our nation and your own industry and curiosity short . . . go the distance for America.
Actually that title (Is Barack Obama a Marxist Ideologue?) is rather inane, the truth is obvious. The short answer is “Definitely, YES!” as will be proved, in the following paragraphs. The real question for some might then become, will he harm our country? The short answer is “Definitely, YES! And not only that, his already-concluded betrayals since 1995 are worthy not only of impeachment but of a treason conviction and he’s deliberately betrayed us every day since he swore to ‘preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States’ by doing everything humanly possible to undermine this country!” as will soon be revealed beginning with the third paragraph below. And then, friends, it gets worse, so let's get to this nastiness . . . .
Probably the most troubling moment in the recent presidential debates, was when the moderator prefaced his question to Candidate Obama with “It’s been repeatedly shown that every time the tax rate on the highest earners is raised much above 28%, that a recession occurs, given that, will you insist upon raising those taxes as you’ve consistently said up to this point?” Our president did not blink an eye in saying, “Charlie (Rose), I just believe we need to be fair.”
That was telling, a dramatically telling exchange, to Ol’ Rajjpuut, . . . the president of the United States would rather we all suffer in economic misery just so he could punish those “evil richies,” than to do the best thing for the entire nation. In common jargon he prefers to cut off his nose to spite his face. That is, Barack Obama is content to be a one-term president in order to push his Marxist ideology (proved below) to the extreme of wrecking the greatest capitalist nation the world has ever known. Recently 55% of Americans have said in a liberal think-tank poll that “socialist” is the right adjective to describe Barack Obama . . . unfortunately, it’s taken three and a half years for them to discover this inaccuracy. Rajjpuut has read “Dreams from My Father” while most Americans have not. Rajjpuut has read the following essay by Barak (no ‘c’) Hussein Obama, Sr., the father of our president which discusses "100% taxes" while most Americans have not . . .
It’s amazing what the dreams of his father actually are . . . oh, but you haven’t bothered to research it and read it, have you? Rajjpuut has also done tons of research that led him to write this blog about a week ago:
which shows that Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. is not only a Marxist ideologue but that he has been involved in deliberately sabotaging the United States with Cloward-Piven tactics and strategy for at least fifteen years.
The provocative and frequently prescient Cook Political Report
recently described Cook’s surprise in hearing early last summer “from a Democratic congressional leadership staffer who had sat in on a number of closed-door meetings between President Obama and Democratic members of Congress" who told Charlie Cook something shocking,
‘I know this isn't true and sounds naïve, but listening to the president
in these meetings, you'd think he really doesn't care if he gets re-elected or not.’ . . .
Cook goes on, "Most recently, I thought of (those words) following the president's decision to weigh in on the proposal to build a Muslim mosque and cultural center in lower Manhattan, not far from Ground Zero . . . . If I were a Democratic candidate on the ballot this year, I suspect I would be livid. Predictably, conservatives and Republicans are having a field day with the issue. No doubt, if the shoe were on the other foot, Democrats would be making hay while Republicans would be seeking a place to hide . . . . At the risk of sounding like an unlicensed psychoanalyst, it seems that President Obama is so supremely self-confident, so self-assured of the righteousness of his positions, that perhaps he believes if he does what he thinks is best and lets the chips fall where they may, everything will eventually work out. And, if it doesn't, well, he'll still think he did the right thing anyway.”
Rajjpuut, believes that both Charlie Cook and the Democratic congressman who told that story to Charlie Cook, are unfortunately, giving Barack Obama too much credit for patriotism and statesmanship. That story alone would cement the “ideologue” label on BHO, but we’ve already seen that there’s more than enough of that glue going round . . . . The fact is that Barack Obama is sacrificing the United States for the greater good . . . the greater good according to the Marxist theory of dialectic materialism**. His every action since 1995 has aligned with exactly that philosophy. It ties together nicely as if with a bright red bow with a hammer and sickle, but you've got to be willing to actually learn and then think about what you learned, and Barack Obama is banking upon Americans being too stupid . . . . The BIG LIE of Barack Obama has been expressed in many forms akin to “Blame it on Bush,” but is most infamously revealed to us as the “car in the ditch” story that he has told fondly on at least thirty different occasions now. The metaphor sounds valid, to those who refuse to go beyond the surface:
A car (the economy) has been driven into the ditch (severe recession) by the Conservatives, the Republicans, Wall Street and whatever other greedy capitalists you wish to finger. Now as the brave work of Obama and his administration has almost got the car out of the ditch, (he says) there stand the Republicans asking for the keys to the car again. Obama says, defiantly, “No, you can’t have the keys back, you put it into the ditch and you don’t know how to drive.”
Only one problem, the fable is not only a lie, but a BIG LIE (a well-known and effective propaganda trick) and Mr. Obama is well aware that it’s a lie. The BIG TRUTH^^ is:
Barack Obama, ACORN, and a myriad of progressive politicians have been DELIBERATELY pushing the car toward a 500-foot cliff. George W. Bush hops in, grabs the steering wheel and slams on the brakes to create a controlled skid that lands the car in the nearest friendly-looking ditch.
Is that possible? Does it even make sense? Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner admitted as much two weeks ago when he said that George Bush’s actions (in 2007) prevented a much deeper recession and prevented a complete collapse of prices in the housing market. The full truth of the matter backing up the Big Truth story about Obama, ACORN and the Cliff can be found in item #7 at this link:
The BIGGER TRUTH, however, is that Americans are too willing to believe lies, because they’re too lazy to question popular-sounding notions from progressive (and other ) politicians as the rest of the blog linked immediately above proves. We got the recession we deserved, because it was deliberately created by the politicians we elected, politicians we deserved because we’re too lazy to deserve the country our founding fathers gave us.
All that being said, the real question is with defeat for his party looming presumably despite ballot box chicanery set in motion by ACORN long ago, what is Barack Obama, not willing to do to screw this country. Might he eventually institute martial law and attempt to rule the country as a dictator? “Definitely YES!**”
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,
** Yes, this is what we're being sacrificed for. Some here would split hairs and say, "Not Marx, Hegel." Dialectical materialism is essentially characterized by the thesis that virtually all history is the product of class struggles and follows from a collision of cultures of haves and have-nots both inside and outside a given society. And, of course, the eventual collapse of capitalism is the long-awaited most-glorious-day when socialism takes over, to itself be replaced eventually by a most-perfect socialism (communism) as we all live together harmoniously in Utopia. Did you know that Communist regimes killed 120 million of their own people during the last 90 years? It's called democide, a word that had to be invented just for them.
^^ For the even bigger truth consider this, the UNfunded liabilities of the nation now stand near $115 TRillion. That means in the 75 years since Social Security was passed; and in the 45 years since Medicare and Medicaid were passed, the progressive elements of the congress (and usually even so-called moderates) have been deliberately breaking the law by refusing to fund these three entitlement programs. By the way, besides the federal side of Medicaid, new legislation will presumably bankrupt all of the states between 2018 and 2024 as they face a huge new state burden from Medicaid (as part of Obamacare). And . . . yes, there's always more . . . and the obligations for all the welfare programs in the future are not included in anything discussed so far.

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