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Prof Says “Deniers” Distort Climate Memos
A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 19 December 2009 | John Semmens

Posted on 12/19/2009 9:54:29 AM PST by John Semmens

In a Washington Post op ed, Penn State University Professor Michael Mann insisted that “Palin and other global warming deniers have distorted the content” of the e-mails from the British University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit.

“Ms. Palin and her ilk are pulling words out of context to create the impression that global warming is a hoax,” Mann said. “She is merely broadcasting her ignorance of scientific terminology in pursuit of a political agenda bent on preventing governments from exercising the necessary control to avert climate catastrophe.”

Among the “scientific terms” Governor Palin is said to have misconstrued are the words “bogus,” “misleading,” and “cooked” numbers. “These are very valid terms in the proper context,” Mann argued. “Those who aren’t scientists cannot be expected to understand that these words may describe techniques that have been widely accepted in the academic community as necessary in the struggle to obtain grant funding.”

“Confounding or contradictory data could prove deadly to the fate of a funding request,” Mann continued. “Cooking the numbers, suppressing nonconforming evidence and misleading prospective donors are minor transgressions compared to the alternative of tapped-out funding.”

(Excerpt) Read more at azconserv1.wordpress.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Humor; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: academia; climategate; grants; hoax; satire

1 posted on 12/19/2009 9:54:32 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: 14erClimb; #1CTYankee; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; A message; abigailsmybaby; ...

ping


2 posted on 12/19/2009 9:55:49 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

haha... this ain’t just about the memos. they just help put this whole thing into context.


3 posted on 12/19/2009 9:57:41 AM PST by GeronL
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To: John Semmens

Yeah, his word is golden.

Of course, that golden color is piss, which is about what his data is worth.


4 posted on 12/19/2009 9:57:58 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: John Semmens
Cooking the numbers, suppressing nonconforming evidence and misleading prospective donors are minor transgressions compared to the alternative of tapped-out funding.”

Cooking the numbers? Throwing out data that does not support the conclusion you reached before any data collection in the first place? If this guy is a scientist, I am the Queen of Sheba.

5 posted on 12/19/2009 9:58:29 AM PST by Bernard (One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Government)
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To: John Semmens
Al Gore,satire,politics,global warming,climate change
6 posted on 12/19/2009 9:59:39 AM PST by Flag_This (ACORN delenda est)
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To: Bernard

WE LOST


7 posted on 12/19/2009 9:59:51 AM PST by gibtx2 (End Tenure)
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To: John Semmens

“Taken out of context’’ Well Mr. Liberal scientist it just burns your britches when that happens, doesn’t it? Now you know how it is for we conservatives.


8 posted on 12/19/2009 10:00:08 AM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: John Semmens

Ok, so Sarah Palin actually wants to destroy humanity...

who is giving these idiots science degrees?


9 posted on 12/19/2009 10:01:01 AM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: John Semmens

At first I thought he was complaining but then I realized that he is an expert at cooking the books, therefore, he is providing his expert opinion oh how others are attempting to do what he has done.


10 posted on 12/19/2009 10:04:14 AM PST by seawolf101
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To: John Semmens

On one side we have “the deniers” and on the other side we have “the falsifiers”.


11 posted on 12/19/2009 10:04:30 AM PST by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot children are in charge!)
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To: John Semmens; SteamShovel; SolitaryMan; grey_whiskers; IrishCatholic; Darnright; Entrepreneur; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

12 posted on 12/19/2009 10:04:41 AM PST by steelyourfaith (This space for rent.)
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To: John Semmens
Good one!


13 posted on 12/19/2009 10:06:30 AM PST by smokingfrog (Don't mess with the mocking bird! - http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: John Semmens

Mann fits the simple categorization of “denier.” Bet.


14 posted on 12/19/2009 10:06:39 AM PST by cranked
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To: John Semmens

People who didn’t see the “satire” KW beat me to my usual “3...2...1” LOL

Again, it is really funny because it is so plausable.


15 posted on 12/19/2009 10:08:01 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: gibtx2

WE LOST

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16 posted on 12/19/2009 10:09:21 AM PST by CommieCutter ("You wanted the presidency, you got it, now FIX THE DAMN ECONOMY!!!!" ----YankeeReb)
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To: John Semmens
I AM A CLIMATE DENIER.

THEY ARE CLIMATE LIARS!

17 posted on 12/19/2009 10:09:24 AM PST by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: John Semmens
I was so ashamed when I found out this man used to teach at UVa. Thank God he is no longer there.
18 posted on 12/19/2009 10:13:34 AM PST by Wahoo82
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To: John Semmens

This is Michael Mann of the famous Mike Trick! This dirtbag should be in jail.
http://www.brayincandy.com/id194.html

Mary Christ-mas Patriots


19 posted on 12/19/2009 10:13:51 AM PST by bray (Palin can see the White House from her Porch)
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To: John Semmens

Meanwhile, the AGW LIARS destroy, distort, and fake the data ...


20 posted on 12/19/2009 10:16:34 AM PST by Tarpon ( ...)
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To: reg45
We do need a term to call these people. I currently like "global warming scammers" or just "scammers".
21 posted on 12/19/2009 10:18:49 AM PST by Wahoo82
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To: John Semmens
Wait a minute, this isn't satire!
22 posted on 12/19/2009 10:20:02 AM PST by MaxMax (Obamao can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: John Semmens

CO2sceptics website
http://climaterealists.com/

3,441 articles


23 posted on 12/19/2009 10:22:23 AM PST by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: John Semmens
Climategate denier
24 posted on 12/19/2009 10:22:32 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: John Semmens

Every time you post one of your satirical articles, half the responders take it seriously. The articles are perhaps too close to truth.


25 posted on 12/19/2009 10:27:05 AM PST by Rocky (Obama's ego: The "I's" have it.)
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To: Soothesayer

‘Ms. Palin and her ilk”

Whenever I see that word “ilk” I tune out
Liberals love throwing it out and I throw up.


26 posted on 12/19/2009 10:34:06 AM PST by Duffboy
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To: John Semmens

LOL This is a good one John.


27 posted on 12/19/2009 10:46:07 AM PST by wastedyears (You tell 'em I'm coming, and Hell's coming with me! - Wyatt Earp)
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To: John Semmens
Ok then sport...er... "prof"... You would think this would be basic science, basic research 101. But apparently the climate "scientists" need a reminder.

I develop software for large scale computer modelling of complex systems for a living. (different domain though) You want to be taken seriously as a modeller, you have to at least do the following:

What would these profs, academics etc. do if a doctorate candidate came to them with his/her thesis but had pulled the kind of {excrement} the so-called climate scientists have pulled (and continue to try to pull) on the world? Said candidate would be run out of the program and booted from the College/University. Many of the "scientists" involved in this scam should be at least censured, if not fired for scientific and academic fraud. I would not want to be associated with any higher learning institution or research company associated with this fiasco.

28 posted on 12/19/2009 10:48:58 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: John Semmens

It is a hoax “Professor”.


29 posted on 12/19/2009 10:54:38 AM PST by Corporate Law (<>< - Xavier Basketball - Perennial Slayer of Top-Ranked Teams)
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To: John Semmens

Governor Palin is said to have misconstrued are the words “bogus,” “misleading,” and “cooked” numbers. Sounds good to me, Obozo would have said “you can trust us” you betcha we cant, notice how long obozo nose is now?


30 posted on 12/19/2009 11:04:04 AM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: John Semmens

Thanks JS

In the North East witnessing 25 inches of their GW SNOW JOB!!!!!


31 posted on 12/19/2009 11:04:28 AM PST by sodpoodle (Stop wasting our wealth and start telling the truth.)
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To: John Semmens

Funny, John. Thanks for posting it.


32 posted on 12/19/2009 11:22:12 AM PST by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh Is "The Passion" of Conservatism And Pretty Good At That Radio Thingy)
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To: John Semmens

“Confounding or contradictory data could prove deadly to the fate of a funding request,” Mann continued. “Cooking the numbers, suppressing nonconforming evidence and misleading prospective donors are minor transgressions compared to the alternative of tapped-out funding.”

I’m a scientist and I can tell you that what Mann describes in the above paragraph constitutes FRAUD. I know of scientists who have been FIRED from their jobs for such behavior. Its very enlightening to see that the warmists think of it as normal.


33 posted on 12/19/2009 11:57:04 AM PST by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Hacklehead
“Confounding or contradictory data could prove deadly to the fate of a funding request,” Mann continued. “Cooking the numbers, suppressing nonconforming evidence and misleading prospective donors are minor transgressions compared to the alternative of tapped-out funding.”

You're absolutely right. This is an admission of fraud packaged as moral relativity: Getting what I think I want and need is the supreme importance and justifies lying about data, hiding data, and lying to sources of funding to get it.
34 posted on 12/19/2009 12:01:03 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Hacklehead

Of course, this is a satire.


35 posted on 12/19/2009 12:02:10 PM PST by aruanan
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To: aruanan

“Of course, this is a satire.”

Damn. They got me.


36 posted on 12/19/2009 1:42:50 PM PST by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: John Semmens

Good one!


37 posted on 12/19/2009 1:50:38 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Joe Wilson said "You lie!" in a room full of 500 politicians. Who was he talking about?)
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To: John Semmens

Thanks for the chuckle once again John.


38 posted on 12/19/2009 3:13:49 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Hacklehead

John has gotten me good before, bought it hook, line, and sinker.

He’s so good, it maybe they way the libs do think.


39 posted on 12/19/2009 4:53:38 PM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123)
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To: John Semmens

Thanks John. It’s getting VERY hard to tell which part is satire.


40 posted on 12/19/2009 7:53:00 PM PST by oldteen
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To: John Semmens

Thanks John. One of the few times I’ve laughed all day.


41 posted on 12/19/2009 11:40:31 PM PST by pnut22
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To: John Semmens

Didn’t I hear that on CNN while surfing through? Wow, that’s frighteningly close to reality!


42 posted on 12/20/2009 1:34:24 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Flag_This

...Forgot the one horn coming out of the pineal gland. They’re all demons running around the global updrafts to lower the standards, raising the level of the status quo, not the fookin’ ocean level...

...I hope they all get their warming up in HELL!!!

...Merry Christmas, and Seasons Greetings to all, whatever you celebrate...


43 posted on 12/20/2009 9:49:56 AM PST by gargoyle (..."I have not yet begun to fight" John Paul Jones...)
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To: John Semmens

I keep having to remind myself this is just satire. Interesting times.


44 posted on 12/20/2009 10:34:03 AM PST by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: John Semmens

Finally checking the mail on Sunday night. Sorry to be so slow in telling you...You done it again, FRiend!


45 posted on 12/20/2009 5:16:53 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: John Semmens

Sometimes it’s like shooting fish in a barrel these days, isn’t it Mr. Semmens?


46 posted on 12/22/2009 9:42:51 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Duffboy

‘Ms. Palin and her ilk”

One step further: “Right wing extremist Ms. Palin and her ilk spewing hate.”


47 posted on 12/23/2009 5:50:22 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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