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Arctic scientist under investigation (Mr. Polar Bears are Dying!)
http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 07-28-2011 | By BECKY BOHRER

Posted on 07/28/2011 6:00:11 AM PDT by Red Badger

A federal wildlife biologist whose observation in 2004 of presumably drowned polar bears in the Arctic helped to galvanize the global warming movement has been placed on administrative leave and is being investigated for scientific misconduct, possibly over the veracity of that article.

Charles Monnett, an Anchorage-based scientist with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, or BOEMRE, was told July 18 that he was being put on leave, pending results of an investigation into "integrity issues." But he has not yet been informed by the inspector general's office of specific charges or questions related to the scientific integrity of his work, said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

On Thursday, Ruch's watchdog group plans to file a complaint with the agency on Monnett's behalf, asserting that Obama administration officials have "actively persecuted" him in violation of policy intended to protect scientists from political interference.

Monnett, who has coordinated much of the agency's research on Arctic wildlife and ecology, has duties that include managing about $50 million worth of studies, according to the complaint, a copy of which was provided to The Associated Press.

The complaint seeks Monnett's reinstatement along with a public apology from the agency and inspector general. It also seeks to have the investigation dropped or to have the charges specified and the matter carried out in accordance with policy. The complaint also says that investigators took Monnett's computer hard drive, notebooks and other unspecified items from him, which have not been returned.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; polarbears

1 posted on 07/28/2011 6:00:13 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: steelyourfaith; SunkenCiv

They were just out partying..................

2 posted on 07/28/2011 6:01:54 AM PDT by Red Badger (PEAS in our time? Obama cries PEAS! PEAS! when there is no PEAS!..........................)
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To: Red Badger

Suckers. Watermelons will fall for anything.


3 posted on 07/28/2011 6:03:57 AM PDT by listenhillary (2007 deficit 160 Billion, 2008 - 458 billion, 2009 -1.4 Trillion, 2010 - 1.6 Trillion)
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To: Red Badger
The end justifies the means to “prove” the hoax of global warming. Why is it not surprising that this guy falsified or manipulated data and misused government equipment? His intent was pure, right? [I think not.]
4 posted on 07/28/2011 6:05:17 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: listenhillary

Watermelons don’t “fall” for lies. They CREATE the lies.

It’s the SHEEPLE who “fall” for lies.

And the “media”, of which we have none.


5 posted on 07/28/2011 6:08:02 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Red Badger

It’s about time they start arresting these frauds try to huck their global warming scam


6 posted on 07/28/2011 6:09:57 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Bambi’s Admin. is going after this guy? This doesn’t pass the smell test. There has to be more to the story.


7 posted on 07/28/2011 6:13:56 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Red Badger

Prediction: Lead story on Rush today.


8 posted on 07/28/2011 6:14:12 AM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: randita

If this was a sane world This would be the lead story all across the nation............


9 posted on 07/28/2011 6:18:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (PEAS in our time? Obama cries PEAS! PEAS! when there is no PEAS!..........................)
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To: Red Badger
GWCRAP
10 posted on 07/28/2011 6:20:18 AM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: Red Badger
I read the article and I'm a little confused. Here's how I took it, correct me if I'm wrong.

The scientists that first reported that "polar bears are drowning", later said that their study mentioned nothing about global warming and that the GW angle was just spin put on their study by others (like Gore).

After they said that, the Obama administration has been persecuting both of them, resulting in the scientific misconduct investigation mentioned in this article.

The scientists, for their part are filing a complaint saying that they are being harassed by the Obama administration for not caving into political pressure.

Sound right? If so, arent the scientists the "good guys" then?
11 posted on 07/28/2011 6:21:13 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970

That was my take...


12 posted on 07/28/2011 6:26:10 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: mmichaels1970

Your interpretation would be more consistent with the fascist behavior of the Obama administration.


13 posted on 07/28/2011 6:27:04 AM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: jimfree

And this goes on to establish further that these guys are not just political opponents but rather are demonic bastards who must be utterly destroyed.


14 posted on 07/28/2011 6:28:38 AM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: mmichaels1970

It may be so. Here is a synopsis of the Polar Bear Flap from 2006:

http://www.uafjournalism.com/extreme/bakedalaska/polarbear/index.html


15 posted on 07/28/2011 6:28:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (PEAS in our time? Obama cries PEAS! PEAS! when there is no PEAS!..........................)
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To: Red Badger

Charles Monnett is covered under the AWDA. Seems he’s bi polar bear.


16 posted on 07/28/2011 6:29:43 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Red Badger

BOEMRE, another government agency that needs to be done away with.


17 posted on 07/28/2011 6:33:03 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Red Badger; Carlucci; Little Bill; Desdemona; Nipfan; carolinablonde; marvlus; DollyCali; ...
Thanx for the ping Red Badger !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

18 posted on 07/28/2011 6:37:23 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Red Badger

Haven’t Polar Bear populations been steadily increasing since the 1950’s?

More bears = more chance of bears “drowning”...

The more people you have at a swimming pool the more chance someone is going to end up drowning.


19 posted on 07/28/2011 6:40:15 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Red Badger
Monnett, who has coordinated much of the agency's research on Arctic wildlife and ecology, has duties that include managing about $50 million worth of studies, according to the complaint, a copy of which was provided to The Associated Press.

FOLLOW THE MONEY!

$$$$$ is being thrown at these researchers and their departments!

20 posted on 07/28/2011 6:44:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Red Badger

As usual the problem with any news distributed by admitted leftists is getting all the facts. Casual readers aka non-scientists are rarely given all the facts to draw their own conclusions from people with agendas i.e. leftists. For obvious reasons leftists are always afraid non-leftists, if given all the facts, will draw conclusions not to the leftists liking. So they omit embarrassing facts and present half stories whenever possible. Again the the half-truth is many times more harmful than an outright lie.


21 posted on 07/28/2011 6:48:22 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: DAC21

More to the story could well be right. My understanding is that the guy controlled about $50 million in research funding. I wonder if there could be some financial improprieties of some sort?


22 posted on 07/28/2011 6:55:11 AM PDT by Hootowl99
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To: driftless2

The Left holds nothing but contempt for people.

Check out the James Hansen interview (he must be the sole giver of information because “contraians” confuse the public) and CEOs should be charged with crimes against humanity.

http://thedianerehmshow.org/audio-player?nid=2324


23 posted on 07/28/2011 6:56:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If you pay to find any evidence of Global Warming, I bet you find it along with a request for more funds to go farther.


24 posted on 07/28/2011 7:10:48 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: mmichaels1970

Almost looks like the administration is trying to fire the fellow & put their own crony. Its probably an SES position somewhat subject to political machinations.

I suspect the bears drowned because they were out swimming in a storm. Probably happens on occasion, but is rarely observed since helicopter monitoring of whales is not doen very often.


25 posted on 07/28/2011 7:11:27 AM PDT by Western Phil
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To: Mouton

Modeling!

That’s the ticket.


26 posted on 07/28/2011 7:13:28 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Red Badger; All

Remember something folks...

James J. Lee, the Discovery Channel Whacko Lib hostage taker, DIED OVER THIS LIE, and threatened to kill people.

This was one of things he demanded the DC cover more of.

This klown should be sitting in a FEDERAL PRISON, not paid Administrative leave.


27 posted on 07/28/2011 7:27:15 AM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: Red Badger; BADROTOFINGER; Stoat; Just Lori; Libertina; Lexinom; Horatio Gates; Ramius; ...

WA Ping


If there is any justice in this world, someone in our tea party caucus will begin some serious investigations into the global warming fraud and it's perpetrators.

Up here in Washington State a lot of this rubbish is being used to promote a slew of regulatory property takings and constitutional destruction.

A few years back a bunch of liberal environmentalists (aren't most of them always extreme liberals?) formed up a NON-PROFIT group called the Puget Sound Partnership. This thing allegedly needed $250K to fund itself and run it's 'do gooder' projects.

Within a year it had a director who happened to be one of the sons of influential congressman Norm Dicks who's only job in life has been government. He was a beltway insider before pocket calculators were available.

With David Dicks at the helm this "non=profit" agency became a huge lobbying effort that saw it's bank account soar by $5 million, then $15 million, then $25 Million and finally %50 Million dollars in just three short years. David Dicks father Rep Norm Dicks (D) Tacoma was chair of the powerful appropriations committee at the time. But, he says they have never spoken. According to the younger Dicks, the Puget Sound Partnership has no idea why they got all that money.

A year ago it was published that the PSP was being investigated by the State Auditor. But, it has been very quiet since.

28 posted on 07/28/2011 7:40:57 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: Baynative

btt


29 posted on 07/28/2011 8:09:21 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Red Badger

On a related note, is Michael Mann still at Penn State, anyone know? Just curious :)


30 posted on 07/28/2011 8:11:22 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: GraceG

Yes they have been.

And they are moving on land, and occasionally mating with Grizzlies.

Not a nice thing to find out your back door.


31 posted on 07/28/2011 8:24:51 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: tcrlaf
James J. Lee, the Discovery Channel Whacko Lib hostage taker, DIED OVER THIS LIE ...
It wasn't just the polar bears.
If you review his demands, he was whacked out about everything.

32 posted on 07/28/2011 8:30:10 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: GraceG
Haven’t Polar Bear populations been steadily increasing since the 1950’s?

I've read studies that say that. However, many miss the more important results:

As polar ice melts, it becomes more difficult for the bears to maneuver and catch and eat their preferred prey: seals. This is bad for polar bears, but good for seals.

More ice=more bears=fewer (baby) seals.

Folks against warming are anti-seal.

It's a fact.



Save the Seals;
Do Your Part to Warm the Pole.

33 posted on 07/28/2011 11:24:13 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Red Badger

34 posted on 07/28/2011 2:26:53 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Red Badger
PEER is a leftist, greenie outfit. Anything they're for I'm against. Their intervention makes me suspicious.
35 posted on 07/28/2011 5:17:51 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. A primer on armed revolt. Available form Amazon.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB; Baynative; FrankR; bigheadfred

Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY!


36 posted on 07/28/2011 5:23:24 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (Obama.....a perfect example of why you can't trust someone that won't look you in the eye)
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To: Red Badger

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37 posted on 07/28/2011 5:27:26 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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38 posted on 07/28/2011 6:01:10 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Red Badger; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Baynative; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; ...

Thanks Red Badger.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2755416/posts


39 posted on 07/28/2011 6:29:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Red Badger
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40 posted on 07/28/2011 9:10:49 PM PDT by IYellAtMyTV (Je t'aime, faire du bruit comme le cochon.)
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