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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
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010; agw; agwscam; algore; awg; bhodoj; capandtrade; carbon; carbontrading; climate; climatechange; climatefraud; climategate; co2; corruption; democratcorruption; democrats; economy; envirofascism; fraud; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; gore; goretruthfile; ipcc; junkscience; lockbox; obama; profitsofdoom; rico; riskyscheme; runslikeagirl; taxes; youpayforthis
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To: Windflier

You *are* right, aren’t you? !! He has tacitly shown his guilt by going into hiding right along with his, heretofore vociferous cohorts. Yet, not a peep, despite all the damning evidence that disproves their vaunted claims.

algore most certainly deserves to fall and to fall hard. Nobel prize, mega-mansion and all.

I’ve been sick to death of the global warming/climate change idiots since they first came onto the scene. I knew it was junk science and a scam because I was told in high school that we were about to enter another ice age.

41 posted on 02/24/2010 12:11:17 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

And - without doubt - justice is coming for Algore and for all the globalwarmists.

The wrath of all those who have been deceived by the lies of Algore and all his fellow hooligans is going to even greater than is the wrath of those who have never once been a part of the GW cult/religion.

Not to mention the wrath of God Himself against such liars!

Again, Algore can run but he cannot hide. His “treasures” which he has collected from this scam will disappear overnight once that which is due begins to be collected!

Bless you for all your efforts to get the truth out. All such efforts will likewise be rewarded!

42 posted on 02/24/2010 12:13:15 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If American ever ceases to be a nation under God, she will be a nation gone under.")
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To: supremedoctrine

LOLOLOL. I am watching now.

I remember the book

43 posted on 02/24/2010 12:16:37 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx
Bertrand Russell...

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.

44 posted on 02/24/2010 12:17:25 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: onyx

Al and his buddies have taken refuge in a box canyon with the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. They have posted NYT and WaPo reporters as sentries at the entrance. It will be a fight to the death when the posse arrives.

45 posted on 02/24/2010 12:18:44 AM PST by Rocky (Obama's policy: A thousand points of lies.)
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To: onyx


46 posted on 02/24/2010 12:21:13 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Allegra
Where are you these days?
47 posted on 02/24/2010 12:22:26 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Allegra; Freedom'sWorthIt; machogirl

I will be forever grateful that algore was NOT elected POTUS. No matter what comes of algore, just think of the damage he would have done to our country had he been in office during President Bush’s first term. algore on 9/11. I can’t let my mind go there.

48 posted on 02/24/2010 12:22:32 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: eyedigress

Ah, yes! Thanks eyedigress.

49 posted on 02/24/2010 12:23:36 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Rocky

His NYT, WA Post wall is crumbling. This lastest blizzard should do it. They are all in cahoots and the AP is the big guy. I wonder why UPI went away?

50 posted on 02/24/2010 12:24:26 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Rocky
Al and his buddies have taken refuge in a box canyon with the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. They have posted NYT and WaPo reporters as sentries at the entrance. It will be a fight to the death when the posse arrives.

Oh yeah. You're right. And like this article states, nothing will come from the DOJ while Obama is in office.

51 posted on 02/24/2010 12:27:57 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: machogirl
Al is on the river DE-NIAL
Or up $#!+ creek without a paddle.
52 posted on 02/24/2010 12:28:44 AM PST by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: onyx

Algore will go down in history as the biggest FRAUD of all time.

So will his HOLLYWOOD supporters like Leonard Di Caprio

53 posted on 02/24/2010 12:32:54 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: steelyourfaith

he should be punished worse than Martha Stewart. She did not defraud the planet with lies of fake science.

54 posted on 02/24/2010 12:35:36 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: onyx

(The Guardian, 3-14-09)

. . .Gore is in the capital, as he is every few months, to spend a couple of days meeting with his partners at Generation Investment Management, the “sustainability-driven” asset management firm he set up in 2004 with David Blood, who, as the former chief executive of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, once managed investments worth $325bn (£232bn). As is the case everywhere, the numbers are somewhat smaller these days, but the firm they both wanted to call Blood and Gore (sadly, it was overruled by the rest of the board) still manages a pot of investments worth billions, according to Blood. . .

55 posted on 02/24/2010 12:35:53 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Charlemagne on the Fox
You just KNEW you were going to see THIS for the UNTEENTH time, didn't you. Of course, I never tire of POSTING IT.

Heard that Trump wants Algore sued. I WANT HIM -- AND HIS IPCC AND BUSINESS CRONIES -- JAILED!!


An imbittered former Senator and Vice President Al Gore is seen here en-route back to prison after a federal appeals court refused to review his 20 year sentence for his lead role as spokesman in the “Climategate” fraud conspiracy.

The same court recently rejected the appeals of the lengthy sentences of the 137 alleged UN “scientists” – Gore’s co-conspirators – for falsifying data supporting so-called Cap and Trade legislation that trial testimony disclosed would have virtually destroyed what remained of the U.S. economy while unjustly enriching Gore and a cabal of insiders.

During his trial, Gore was notified by the Nobel Committee that he would have to return the large monetary prize and the gold metal awarded him in 2009. He told reporters that the last of his prize money had gone to the lawyers and Tipper pawned his medal when she left him and filed for divorce after his conviction.

56 posted on 02/24/2010 12:36:43 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
I am going to add the link to an article about Senator Inhofe's statement and demands today.

Al Gore should testify on global warming fraud, says Senator

A ranking U.S. Senator is demanding that former Vice President Al Gore be a part of a comprehensive government investigation into allegations that scientists and special interest groups have perpetrated the "greatest scientific scandal of our generation."

Senator James Inhofe is openly questioning the veracity of those within the scientific and political communities who are using so-called climate change data to push economic and social policy.

Senator Inhofe is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether there has been research misconduct or criminal actions by the scientists involved, including Dr. Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University and Dr. James Hansen of Columbia University and the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Science, who are suspected of manipulating their research to fulfill a political agenda.

"We knew they were cooking the science to support the flawed UN IPCC agenda. As I said on the Senate floor back in 2005 that the IPCC has demonstrated an unreasoning resistance to accepting constructive critiques of its scientific and economic methods, even in the report itself...this is a recipe for de-legitimizing the entire endeavor in terms of providing credible information that is useful to policy makers," said Inhofe.

The rest is at the link.

57 posted on 02/24/2010 12:36:48 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: everyone

In his statement, Senator Inhofe said:

What emerges from our review of the emails and documents, which span a 13-year period from 1996 through November 2009, is much more than, as EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson put it, scientists who “lack interpersonal skills.” Rather, the emails show the world’s leading climate scientists discussing, among other things:

Obstructing the release of damaging data and information;
Manipulating data to reach preconceived conclusions;
threatening journal editors who published work questioning the climate science “consensus”; and
Assuming activist roles to influence the political process.

58 posted on 02/24/2010 12:37:59 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx
Ronald Reagan eliminated fear. That's why he had landslide wins. The players now use it to a major fault and it will fracture. Dangerous times. Somebody better know this.
59 posted on 02/24/2010 12:41:18 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: onyx

Allll... you got some splainin to do.

And what about all that campaign money from the Buddhist monks?

Alllll... start splainin!

60 posted on 02/24/2010 12:41:48 AM PST by Texas Jack (No, I'm the Tea Party leader)
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