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Michael Mann Faces Bankruptcy as his Courtroom Climate Capers Collapse
principia-scientific ^ | 2-21-14 | John O'Sullivan

Posted on 02/21/2014 7:02:47 PM PST by P.O.E.

Massive counterclaims, in excess of $10 million, have just been filed against climate scientist Michael Mann after lawyers affirmed that the former golden boy of global warming alarmism had sensationally failed in his exasperating three-year bid to sue skeptic Canadian climatologist, Tim Ball. Door now wide open for criminal investigation into Climategate conspiracy.Mann arrest photo

Buoyed by Dr Ball's successes, journalist and free-speech defender, Mark Steyn has promptly decided to likewise countersue Michael Mann for $10 million in response to a similar SLAPP suit filed by the litigious professor from Penn. State University against not just Steyn, but also the National Review, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Rand Simberg. Ball's countersuit against Mann seeks "exemplary and punitive damages. " Bishop Hill blog is running extracts of Steyn's counterclaim, plus link.

Mann’s chief undoing in all such lawsuits is highlighted in a quote in Steyn’s latest counterclaim:

“Plaintiff continues to evade the one action that might definitively establish its [his science’s] respectability - by objecting, in the courts of Virginia, British Columbia and elsewhere, to the release of his research in this field. See Cuccinelli vs Rectors and Visitors of the University of Virginia...”

At last, after 3 years of legal wrangling, it is made clear why I was so bold as to formally undertake an indemnity to fully compensate Dr Ball for my own actions in the event Mann won the case. Respected Aussie climate commentator, Jo Nova was one of the few to commend my unparalled commitment to Ball's cause.

Steyn’s legal team, aware of the latest developments from Vancouver, have correctly adduced that Ball has effectively defeated Mann after the Penn. State pretender’s preposterous and inactive lawsuit against Ball was rendered dormant for failure to prosecute. Under law, Mann’s prevarications, all his countless fudging and evasiveness in the matter, establishes compelling evidence that his motive was not to prove Ball had defamed him, but more likely a cynical attempt to silence fair and honest public criticism on a pressing and contentious government policy issue.

The fact Mann refused to disclose his ‘hockey stick’ graph metadata in the British Columbia Supreme Court, as he is required to do under Canadian civil rules of procedure, constituted a fatal omission to comply, rendering his lawsuit unwinnable. As such, Dr Ball, by default, has substantiated his now famous assertion that Mann belongs "in the state pen, not Penn. State." In short, Mann failed to show he did not fake his tree ring proxy data for the past 1,000 years, so Ball’s assessment stands as fair comment. Moreover, many hundreds of papers in the field of paleoclimate temperature reconstructions that cite Mann’s work are likewise tainted, heaping more misery on the discredited UN’s Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) which has a knack of relying on such sub prime science.

Where Do We Go From Here?

(Continued at site)


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechange; fraud; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; hoax; mannmade; marksteyn; michaelmann
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More here. Mark Steyn Strikes Back Against the Empire
1 posted on 02/21/2014 7:02:47 PM PST by P.O.E.
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To: JLS

Steyn ping


2 posted on 02/21/2014 7:03:14 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

Hopefully he will die a poor and broken lieing liberal pos.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 7:05:37 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: P.O.E.

All his bros in the globule warming farce aren’t jumping in to help him? Were is Algore and all his millions? The can’t help a brother out? Shame on them.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 7:08:17 PM PST by doc1019
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To: P.O.E.

Wow...now that is consesus I can believe in


5 posted on 02/21/2014 7:08:46 PM PST by BRL
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To: P.O.E.

Haha! Mann is such a twit!


6 posted on 02/21/2014 7:09:02 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Randy Larsen
Hopefully he will die a poor and broken lieing liberal pos.

Exactly. Another socialist scam-artist POS grave to urinate on.

7 posted on 02/21/2014 7:10:31 PM PST by PGalt
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To: P.O.E.
The fact Mann refused to disclose his ‘hockey stick’ graph metadata in the British Columbia Supreme Court, as he is required to do under Canadian civil rules of procedure, constituted a fatal omission to comply, rendering his lawsuit unwinnable.

That's because that infamous "hockey stick" graph splices together two separate sets of data - in contravention of accepted scientific practices. One set was from data recorded under standard practices and without political agendas, and showed temperatures descending over time in a cooling pattern. The other was from Mann's flawed and cherry-picked data that showed a higher rate of temperatures. He spliced them together circa 1980, making that fake "hockey stick" spike and didn't mention that salient fact in his "work".

Admitting it to be the fraud that it is cuts the legs out from under Al "global warming is in my pants" Gore's big propaganda movie, which of course led to his Nobel Prize win over more deserving candidates like Irena Sendler.

Go, Mark Steyn, go!
8 posted on 02/21/2014 7:10:59 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: P.O.E.

for later


9 posted on 02/21/2014 7:12:13 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: P.O.E.

But but butt our Secretary of State and Dear Leader say that Goreball Warming (or is it now “Climate Change”) are the biggest threat to us EVER. Would they lie to us?! I’m SHOCKED. /spit and sarc


10 posted on 02/21/2014 7:14:53 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: P.O.E.

Here’s my favorite part of Steyn’s counterclaim:

“111. Denies the allegations in Paragraph One-Hundred-And-
Eleven of the Amended Complaint, and feels Plaintiff is
going round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a
wheel, like the circles that you find in the tree-rings of
your mind.”

http://www.steynonline.com/documents/6109.pdf


11 posted on 02/21/2014 7:14:59 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

“The fact Mann refused to disclose his ‘hockey stick’ graph metadata in the British Columbia Supreme Court, as he is required to do under Canadian civil rules”

So basically his “hockey stick” data is full of cr@p. Hehehehehehehehe.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 7:15:21 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: doc1019

They will not help him because they see the writing on the wall, and they are scared, running for the high grass.


13 posted on 02/21/2014 7:16:53 PM PST by Fungi
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To: P.O.E.

Away with the bastard. Throw him in debtors prison.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 7:18:52 PM PST by stboz
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To: P.O.E.

Penn State seems to have lots of problems.

Good for Mark Steyn. Wish more Americans were as brave as he


15 posted on 02/21/2014 7:19:36 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Parley Baer

It is unwise to go up against Canadians when it comes to hockey sticks.


16 posted on 02/21/2014 7:20:51 PM PST by xp38
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To: P.O.E.
" In short, Mann failed to show he did not fake his tree ring proxy data for the past 1,000 years, so Ball’s assessment stands as fair comment. Moreover, many hundreds of papers in the field of paleoclimate temperature reconstructions that cite Mann’s work are likewise tainted, heaping more misery on the discredited UN’s Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) which has a knack of relying on such sub prime science."

This is so delicious! And I hope Mark Steyn goes balls to the wall on his lawsuit. Hopefully, there will be many lawsuits now against a lot of people and Government Agencies who are involved in this fraud.

17 posted on 02/21/2014 7:23:16 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Mears

BFL


18 posted on 02/21/2014 7:23:53 PM PST by Mears
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To: Nifster
"Penn State seems to have lots of problems."

Academic Fraud is supposed to be a very serious matter. Let's see what Penn State does now.

19 posted on 02/21/2014 7:27:55 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Many people don’t understand this fact. Several decades ago a social work paper was published and later discredited, but to this day that paper and its results are still being cited in current papers without any reference to that fact.

As alarming are the presentation of studies that have not or cannot be replicated or verified and are cited as “settled science”.


20 posted on 02/21/2014 7:28:27 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (On a good day Slow Joe doesn't do anything incredibly stupid ... waiting for that first good day!)
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To: P.O.E.

21 posted on 02/21/2014 7:29:23 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: P.O.E.
Hopefully soon we'll read "the science lawsuit is settled" and he dies a miserable destitute pauper.
22 posted on 02/21/2014 7:32:50 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Enterprise

It will be interesting to watch


23 posted on 02/21/2014 7:32:53 PM PST by Nifster
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To: RetiredTexasVet
"As alarming are the presentation of studies that have not or cannot be replicated or verified and are cited as “settled science”."

Crossing my fingers that this is not going to be a situation like that. BILLIONS of taxpayer dollars have been spent on the false premise of "Global Warming." This is a blood in the water moment in the "Global Warming" hoax. There have to be a LOT of lawyers looking at this now to see who they can sue.

24 posted on 02/21/2014 7:35:26 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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Plaintiff Michael Mann is a widely known figure in the
scientific and public policy spheres of global warming
research who has thrust himself into the politics of the
global warming debate by appearing in TV commercials for
political candidates, writing newspaper columns regularly
for The Guardian, The New York Times and others, serving as
scientific advisor to and appearing in a climate-change TV
series starring climate experts Matt Damon and Jessica Alba,
and is therefore a public figure. In March 2012, Plaintiff
published a book called The Hockey Stick And The Climate
Wars: Dispatches From The Front Lines, the “front lines”
presumably referring to his media appearances with Miss Alba
et al.

lol!


25 posted on 02/21/2014 7:35:50 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Enterprise

If Mann loses, does that give all of us standing to sue the damned companies that have been feeding at the government trough to build windmills, batteries, solar plants, algae farms, etc., etc.? We have suffered the theft by government of hundreds of billions of OUR dollars to chase chimera supported by falsified data.


26 posted on 02/21/2014 7:36:10 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: smokingfrog

I like that!


27 posted on 02/21/2014 7:36:49 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: P.O.E.

M&M melts in Canada in February. Who Knew? Must be a global warming thing.


28 posted on 02/21/2014 7:38:30 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: xp38

LOL!!!!


29 posted on 02/21/2014 7:39:33 PM PST by Fungi
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Great point. One can hope, but then again we have seen how hope works with Obozo.


30 posted on 02/21/2014 7:41:18 PM PST by Fungi
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To: P.O.E.

Can we finally get Steyn back to his Saturday NRO column? Was always a great way to start the weekend


31 posted on 02/21/2014 7:48:34 PM PST by armydoc
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To: P.O.E.

Mann should produce his data for open interpretation and if it is found to be faked he should be tried for fraud in US federal court as he received government money to perpetrate his fraud. Too bad All Gore can’t be sued for his fraud.


32 posted on 02/21/2014 7:50:04 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: smokingfrog
"climate experts Matt Damon and Jessica Alba"

Now that's too funny for words!!!!

33 posted on 02/21/2014 7:51:49 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: P.O.E.; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
Canada is a "loser pays" jurisdiction, so I hope the BC court awards costs.

To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

34 posted on 02/21/2014 7:52:53 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Interesting Times; GreyFriar

Mark Steyn vs Michael Mann of glow-bull warming infamy.


35 posted on 02/21/2014 7:54:25 PM PST by zot
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
I can't give a good answer to that, not being a lawyer. But I hope some conservative legal foundations and legal organizations will look at this and find grounds to sue the people pushing this on us into financial oblivion.

It would be sweet to hear major colleges and businesses come out and issue apologies to the public for relying on information which has turned out to be fraudulent. Won't happen though will it.

36 posted on 02/21/2014 7:56:37 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Fungi

Algore and the others made their money using Mann as their monkey boy. Now that he no longer serves a purpose, they are discarding him. Liberal loyalty.


37 posted on 02/21/2014 8:00:01 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: xp38
It is unwise to go up against Canadians when it comes to hockey sticks.

Very true, a lesson relearnt today. But, you can't consider yourself the world's best at hockey sticks if you haven't been up against Canadian hockey sticks.

38 posted on 02/21/2014 8:00:38 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: The Great RJ

The Great Profit of Global Climate Doomism, the Grand Poobah, Al Gore, made much and many millions on a known scam.

He should be yanked up by his short and curlies and subjected to the full weight of criminal law covering such things.


39 posted on 02/21/2014 8:01:04 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Squawk 8888

Thanks for the ping!

Gonna spread this around and see how many heads I can get to go POP!


40 posted on 02/21/2014 8:02:05 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Like the DDT study about birds eggs. Never was replicated.


41 posted on 02/21/2014 8:25:47 PM PST by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: Grimmy

Bookmark


42 posted on 02/21/2014 8:26:10 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: P.O.E.
exemplary and punitive damages

the Penn. State pretender

Mann belongs "in the state pen, not Penn. State."

There's some pretty clever phrasing here.

43 posted on 02/21/2014 8:27:58 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: P.O.E.
If Obama gives Mann a pardon against all financial claims, who doesn't think that Obama will then go on to say that it means that he saved global warming and that it is still settled science?

-PJ

44 posted on 02/21/2014 8:37:22 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: P.O.E.
YAY! d8-D

45 posted on 02/21/2014 8:37:41 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Political Junkie Too
huhh..a US Presidential pardon in a Canadian Court decision/conviction.. *snickering*
"If you like your Glo-bull warming, you can..."

46 posted on 02/21/2014 8:48:42 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: P.O.E.

Hopefully the Dusty Springfield version. :)


47 posted on 02/21/2014 8:53:21 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Canadian now, but the article mentions Penn State many times, as well as tainted papers that were derivatives of Mann.

And the poster at #19 asks what Penn State will do about academic fraud.

I'm expecting the lawsuits to move south, and add Penn State to the mix.

-PJ

48 posted on 02/21/2014 8:59:16 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Nifster

Wish he was an American.


49 posted on 02/21/2014 9:05:32 PM PST by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: P.O.E.

Best news I have seen all day


50 posted on 02/21/2014 9:11:35 PM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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