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Al Gore Is Lying Low -- for Good Reason
AMERICAN THINKER ^ | February 24, 2010 | Rex McBride

Posted on 02/23/2010 11:11:58 PM PST by onyx

February 24, 2010

Al Gore Is Lying Low -- for Good Reason

By Rex McBride

Maybe Al Gore's been advised by legal counsel to lie low. He may be the leader of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) movement, but he's not defending it in public, not even when it's falling apart and his new fortune is based upon it.

Mr. Gore and his financial backers earned millions of dollars in start-up "green" companies and carbon trading schemes. If the scam worked, he could've become the first "carbon billionaire."

"What goes up can fall down" applies to ill-gotten gains in the stock market or "carbon trading" schemes. In such schemes, it's foreseeable that trusting investors will (a) not only get hurt when the scam collapses, but they'll also (b) pursue legal remedies and sue him for fraud.

Mr. Gore's financial gains were based on the contradictory and error-plagued assertion that man's release of the trace gas CO2 will fry the planet.

Once it becomes clear to everyone that the AGW theory is based on cleverly manipulated data twisted by rigged computer models controlled by several dozen IPCC politicians/scientists, we can expect that investors who lose millions by investing in these companies will eventually haul Mr. Gore and the insider IPCC scientists into court.

Over the years, American tax dollars were poured down the fantasyland AGW "rat hole." Sooner or later, Al Gore needs to answer some hard questions. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait for lawsuits from private investors. Today, legal counsel will advise him to remain silent.

It's impossible to predict how many lawsuits, or what kind, might arise once everyone realizes that the AGW scam dwarfs Bernie Madoff's $50-billion Ponzi operation. New studies appear almost daily that further undercut AGW theory. The biggest daily newspaper in the Netherlands vindicated that country's leading AGW critic in the article "Henk Tennekes -- He was right after all."

Dr. Tennekes was fired in the 1990s from a prominent research position and blacklisted for debunking AGW theory. He upset the same IPCC scientists who control the leading "peer review" climate research journals and who blocked the publication of all contrary research in those journals for decades.

As investors learn the extent of the scam, Mr. Gore's start-up "green" companies will lose considerable value, like flaky dot-com companies lacking a real product. Investors in these "green" companies -- who reasonably relied upon Gore's alarming claims -- may pursue several possible remedies:

- derivative shareholder lawsuits, disgorging from Mr. Gore and other senior officers in these companies any illicit gains from any insider trading that could be proven; and/or

- lawsuits against brokers who did not perform the SEC's necessary "due diligence" research before peddling those shares; and/or

- civil RICO lawsuits against Mr. Gore and any IPCC scientists who participated in blocking the publication of contrary research, cooking the data, all of whose annual income skyrocketed from the public hysteria.

On the state level, it's impossible to predict if one or more state attorney generals will look back on the tobacco industry cases and decide, representing the taxpayers of his or her state, to file criminal and/or civil RICO actions against Gore and the enriched IPCC scientists.

(On the federal level, while President Obama is in office, the Justice Department will not file RICO or SEC actions against their buddy Al Gore. Remember, the president originally hoped that Boxer-Kerry cap-and-trade would generate over $600 billion in new corporate taxes -- "emergency" measures justified by fantasy AGW theory.

Remember the joke about the government taxing air? In the Twilight Zone of Boxer-Kerry, say hello to cap-and-trade.)

If Mr. Gore's "green" companies do crash and significantly injure private investors, attorneys in a civil lawsuit could compel Gore to answer questions like:

(1) When you claimed that "the science is settled," did you mean that it's "settled" that you and the IPCC scientists could make quick millions by manipulating the data and fomenting public hysteria?

(2) What does "peer review" mean if none of the IPCC scientists who controlled the academic journals protested that there was no original data to support your frightening claim of accelerated temperature increases after 1995?

(3) If the very scientists that the public trusted to act as the "check and balance" against careless research -- or worse yet, to protect against research fraud -- did not catch a "tiny" problem like not having original supporting data after 1995, does "peer review" mean that IPCC's scientists would secretly work in concert to cover each other's asses and keep the grants coming?

Such questions need answers.

In "The Dog Ate Global Warming", an article at the Cato Institute, Patrick J. Michaels noted that "[i]f there are no data, there's no science. U.S. taxpayers deserve to know the answer."

Obviously, Al Gore cannot be compelled to answer questions in a criminal court under the 5th Amendment. However, his admissible bank and stock portfolio records would prove his skyrocketing wealth, making him a "deep pocket."

Since 1970, the scope of RICO cases has grown far beyond prosecuting mafia operations. The law firm Nixon Peabody explained:

RICO was written in broad terms. To state a claim, a plaintiff must allege four elements: (1) conduct (2) of an enterprise (3) through a pattern (4) of racketeering activity... Each element of a RICO claim requires additional analysis: an "enterprise" is marked by association and control; a "pattern" requires a showing of "continuity" -- continuous and related behavior that amounts to, or poses a threat of, continued criminal violations; and "racketeering activity" involves the violation of designated federal laws ...

RICO lawsuits are now won in a wide variety of civil disputes -- e.g., insurance companies working in concert to delay/shortchange payments owed to dentists. 

Other RICO cases resulted in court judgments against the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club, Catholic sex crimes, and Major League Baseball.

It violates federal law to fake taxpayer-funded research and then manipulate or destroy data to enrich oneself. If an insider group secretly conspires to do so, it looks and smells like RICO.

If more AGW-destroying news rolls in, and if Gore's "green" companies lose significant value, then shareholder derivative lawsuits and/or state RICO lawsuits will follow -- more so as the losses grow.

Mr. Gore is in hiding today -- no longer the "courageous" leader of the AGW movement. Apparently, Planet Earth is "no longer in grave danger" or "needing to be saved," but Gore could lose all of his ill-gotten assets.

If the victim list grows and criminal intent is proven, Mr. Gore could do serious time. After a much smaller scam, Bernie Madoff got 150 years.

What if you want answers about the potential misuse of tax dollars that enriched AGW insiders but didn't invest in one of Al Gore's fantasies?

Call Congress and demand that the GAO audit all climate change grants. GAO has the professional audit expertise to follow the money, gather objective facts, and report on any significant fraud or abuse.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
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To: onyx

Global Warming Science: Real? Or Too Raw?

by Dr. Gerard Harbison/The Daily Nebraskan
November 03, 2009

21 posted on 02/23/2010 11:40:43 PM PST by PizzaDriver ( on)
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To: onyx
Lying low; is Algores' story, no?

Imagine, no cameras being stuck in front of his face; no determined journalists hounding him for explanations; no questions as to what he might/shoud do about his 'Nobel' as he steps out of his car; or even whether he may have needed a 'generator' this winter to keep family warm. (Or, just asking how many generators he may have. . .)

Meantime, some in Congress would like to speak to him; or say they would. But don't know about Gore's availability. . .

22 posted on 02/23/2010 11:44:43 PM PST by cricket (Proud to be the 'Party of NO')
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To: Always Independent
IS Al Gore the new Ken Lay?

Al Gore makes Ken Lay look like a boy scout.

23 posted on 02/23/2010 11:45:14 PM PST by Post Toasties
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To: onyx


24 posted on 02/23/2010 11:45:48 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Allegra

Think Pelosi, Reid, Gore, Edwards, Kerry, Harkin. I swear they all work for the Communist party.

25 posted on 02/23/2010 11:47:10 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: PizzaDriver

Thank you, PizzaDriver. “Not settled science.” Of course not.

26 posted on 02/23/2010 11:47:28 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Allegra
What I wouldn’t have given to see Algore’s name mentioned in the leaked email traffic.
27 posted on 02/23/2010 11:51:09 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: steelyourfaith

Inhofe is pushing this well. If Gore declines he is now a national troll on a national stage. ManBearPig won’t cut it.

28 posted on 02/23/2010 11:55:34 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: onyx

I have been waiting literally for a few DECADES for all this junk science to definitively be exposed for the profoundly cynical, criminal and damaging hoax it always has been. Almost as bad as the profiteering that has come to people like Gore, and the countless millions channeled into programs set up to bolster the larger claims, is the fact that the REAL, and far more modest concerns of ecology are now tainted with the deepening stigma earned by the Millenarian Apocalyptic Mr. Gore, and all the rest of them.
It would be a wonderful thing to explore the possibilites of a class action suit against him and “all Algore’s children”, the ones like Jones and Mann, and East Anglia who jumped on the gravy train. A class action suit of course handled by a Country Lawyer, not some enormous firm that splits 900 million, while 100 million of us get a dollar each.

29 posted on 02/23/2010 11:56:24 PM PST by supremedoctrine ("I'm flattered that you wanted me, I'm bitter that you got me" --Dick Powell)
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To: onyx

Al Gore’s unusual absence and total communications black-out during this season of the ClimateGate scandal is a damning indictment and a tacit admission of guilt, in my opinion.

If there were anything to his much vaunted theory of man-made global warming/climate change, he and his cohorts would be holding daily press conferences, denouncing the “climate-change deniers”, like they’ve done for years, now.

That he has suddenly gone underground, and hasn’t made a single statement since ClimateGate broke, isn’t just weird - it’s evidence that he’s holed up trying to build his defense. His entire scam is falling apart, and he will not survive it.

Good ol’ Al. On the lam from the scam.

30 posted on 02/23/2010 11:57:07 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: steelyourfaith

Al Gore? Wasn’t he one of those disproved scientists? There seem to be so many these days? I thought that he was past history..or at least ignored for his unscientific beliefs.

31 posted on 02/23/2010 11:58:40 PM PST by Deagle
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To: Allegra
That would be fantastic. This guy has fleeced us out of untold sums of money with his stupid hoax, not to mention some of the subsequent idiotic regulations.
I really don't know how people like Al Gore sleep at night.

Oh yeah, you're so right on both counts, Allegra, and he damn near pulled off Copenhagen with Obama in office, but for the leaked emails!

I'll tell you how he sleeps. He is a man without a conscience. I'll never fotget Tucker Carlson on FNC one afternoon stating emphatically that the best kept secret in DC, is that algore is of inferior intelligence. algore is barely literate. Tucker went onto say that people like algore with low IQ's often become zealots for a cause, because it's easier for them to concentrate on a single issue. Tah-dah. Enter algore into global warming. He was the perfect dupe to promote the grand scheme. But algore couldn't even get global warming facts straight. Recall he went on one of the late night shows and declared the center of the earth was a million degrees hot or some outrageous number? LOL.

algore deserves to be sured for every cent he scammed and he deserves to be imprisoned too, just like Maddoff.


32 posted on 02/23/2010 11:59:06 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: supremedoctrine

I want the exact same! I want to join in the class action law suit too. We have all been harmed and charged for this hoax.

33 posted on 02/24/2010 12:00:51 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

Well it does not just “border” on it - it is outright criminal corruption.

34 posted on 02/24/2010 12:01:15 AM PST by Republic_of_Secession.
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To: Republic_of_Secession.

It is. It’s a fraud being carried out by corporate America. GE has the most to gain.

35 posted on 02/24/2010 12:03:50 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: onyx

Repower America Reports the Facts February 23, 2010 : 2:46 PM

With all the climate deniers spreading lies about the climate crisis in the media, it’s vital we arm ourselves with the facts. Thankfully, Repower America put together a great fact sheet explaining the relationship between the climate crisis and extreme weather:

“Fact: Climate change causes more frequent and severe snowstorms
Record snowstorms need two things: temperatures below freezing, and very high humidity. On a planet warmer by a few degrees on average, the Northeast US will still have plenty of days below freezing; the big difference will be warmer seas producing higher levels of moisture in the air — and therefore more severe cold-season storms.”

“Fact: We can expect more extreme weather
Scientists tell us that climate change has already led to more extreme weather in the United States and we can expect stronger hurricanes, more wildfires, heatwaves and droughts, to name a few.”

“Fact: The world is warming at a quickening pace
Weather in one region over days or months should not be confused with climate or the patterns of weather over decades and centuries. And the science is clear here: the last decade was the hottest on record. And to put this year’s weather in perspective, January was warmer than average for the continental United States”

36 posted on 02/24/2010 12:06:24 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: onyx
Very, very interesting. I never saw Tucker Carlson's comments or Algore talking about the temperature in the center of the earth. (I miss a LOT of stuff when I'm away...LOL)

It makes sense, though.

I'd love to see everyone who participated in this travesty rounded up and put away for life.

Or something.

37 posted on 02/24/2010 12:06:47 AM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: machogirl

Al is on the river DE-NIAL

38 posted on 02/24/2010 12:07:26 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: onyx

There are other reasons algore is lying low:
from a few months ago:

39 posted on 02/24/2010 12:07:56 AM PST by supremedoctrine ("I'm flattered that you wanted me, I'm bitter that you got me" --Dick Powell)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
What I wouldn’t have given to see Algore’s name mentioned in the leaked email traffic.

I hope his name pops up in something relevant to where they can hang this on him.

Aside from that "Earth in the Balance" or "Inconvenient Truth" garbage.

40 posted on 02/24/2010 12:09:31 AM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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