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Senator Calls PSU Pres On Carpet Over Global Warming Scam
BillLawrenceOnline.Com ^ | 12/4/09

Posted on 12/04/2009 1:48:55 PM PST by Tribune7

State Sen. Jeffrey Piccola (R-15) warned Penn State University President Graham Spanier in a Dec. 3 letter that constituents are demanding the tax dollars be cut to the school unless it addresses its role in the global warming scandal.

Professor Michael Mann, who directs the Penn State's Earth System Science Center, is at the heart of the scam.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: climategate; funding; penn; taxes; taxpayers

1 posted on 12/04/2009 1:48:55 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

Piccola represents parts of Dauphin and York counties.


2 posted on 12/04/2009 1:50:05 PM PST by Tribune7 (God bless Carrie Prejean)
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To: Temple Owl

ping


3 posted on 12/04/2009 1:50:33 PM PST by Tribune7 (God bless Carrie Prejean)
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To: Tribune7; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; Thunder90; Little Bill; Nervous Tick; 4horses+amule; ...
 




Son of Log Lady !

4 posted on 12/04/2009 1:51:37 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Time to prosecute Al Gore now that fellow scam artist Bernie Madoff is in stir.)
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To: Tribune7

The crack in the dam is starting to become a belly gusher.


5 posted on 12/04/2009 1:52:10 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: steelyourfaith

Don’t insult The Log Lady!!!!


6 posted on 12/04/2009 1:55:26 PM PST by Tribune7 (God bless Carrie Prejean)
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To: steelyourfaith

Don’t insult The Log Lady!!!!


7 posted on 12/04/2009 1:55:29 PM PST by Tribune7 (God bless Carrie Prejean)
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To: American Constitutionalist
Graham Spanier was at Nebraska for several years. He is quite the politician. It will be interesting to watch this lib squirm, before he slips through, rising to defeat the extremist right wingers. The dam will not crack. The scam is way too big to fail! Unfortunately.
8 posted on 12/04/2009 1:57:11 PM PST by All Blue State
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To: Tribune7

The academic fraud exhibited by Prof. Mann is on a scale of that of Ward Churchill at the University of Colorado. Mann should be fired and prosecuted for fraudulently using tax dollars.


9 posted on 12/04/2009 1:57:39 PM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Tribune7

Very nice news.


10 posted on 12/04/2009 1:58:47 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Tribune7

cut funding? how about a taxpayer REFUND?


11 posted on 12/04/2009 1:58:55 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: The Great RJ

If cap and trade goes through our lives are going to get a lot harder because of this fraud. It will be like Mann looted the bank accounts of 300 million persons. He should be punished accordingly.


12 posted on 12/04/2009 2:03:36 PM PST by Tribune7 (God bless Carrie Prejean)
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To: devolve

He’s just a bump on a log........


13 posted on 12/04/2009 2:04:52 PM PST by potlatch (ACTIONS - Speak Louder Than Words)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Excellent, Hit them where it hurts and get their attention. This is the scam of the century.


14 posted on 12/04/2009 2:11:55 PM PST by Roklok
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To: American Constitutionalist
Belly gusher?

Do you mean gully washer?

15 posted on 12/04/2009 2:15:31 PM PST by delacoert
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To: Tribune7
Here's the direct link to Sen Piccola's letter.

Seems a bit of a ballsy bluff -- like the Pennsylvania state legislature really is going to withold funding for Penn State because of pending allegations against one assistant professor. Sure, the football season is winding down, but there's basketball too, you know.

16 posted on 12/04/2009 2:20:09 PM PST by kittykat77
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To: Roklok
We must continue to publically confront Al Gore until he is arrested or disappears from public life.
17 posted on 12/04/2009 2:21:33 PM PST by votemout
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To: kittykat77
Seems a bit of a ballsy bluff -- like the Pennsylvania state legislature really is going to withold funding for Penn State because of pending allegations against one assistant professor.

Why not? Our governor, Fast-Eddy Rendell, held Penn State's funding hostage during the recent budget impasse. If he can do it, it's just possible that the legislature might go-slow on them.

18 posted on 12/04/2009 2:22:43 PM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: votemout
We must continue to publically confront Al Gore until he is arrested or disappears from public life.

It's really ashame that Tarring & Feathering is no longer allowed. Al Gore is the best argument for it that I can think of.

19 posted on 12/04/2009 2:24:52 PM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: steelyourfaith

I see an image in the center of the log.


20 posted on 12/04/2009 2:35:07 PM PST by PAR35
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To: All Blue State

Spanier invited Valerie Plame to the Penn State football homecoming game several weeks ago. She was introduced as a “special” guest. No question which way the political winds blow in State College.


21 posted on 12/04/2009 2:42:43 PM PST by steve7
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To: steve7
Most all academia is twisted tight to the left. I have the pleasure of spending my evening watching them drool all over themselves in pride at their academic accomplishments, like soaking the taxpayers, and writing textbooks and charging exorberant prices to the students. I only go because I love my spouse, and there is an open bar, not necessarily in that order.
22 posted on 12/04/2009 2:58:09 PM PST by All Blue State
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To: Roklok

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEiLgbBGKVk&feature=related


23 posted on 12/04/2009 3:02:15 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: PAR35
What do you reckon you see ?
24 posted on 12/04/2009 3:08:01 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Time to prosecute Al Gore now that fellow scam artist Bernie Madoff is in stir.)
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To: steelyourfaith

Looks like an abstract of a head - either long hair or a hood on our right, face to the left. Look at the darkest wood in the center (face) dark wood around that - hair and hood. Facial features are indistinct.


25 posted on 12/04/2009 4:02:28 PM PST by PAR35
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To: steve7
The only reason for Penn State to get $338 million from the Pa. taxpayer is so Spainer can have a salary of a half million which does not include a whole lot of perks.

We, the Pennsylvania taxpayers, are suckers.

26 posted on 12/04/2009 5:43:28 PM PST by Tribune7 (God bless Carrie Prejean)
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To: Tallguy
I'm not familiar with Pennsylvania politics: what did Rendell do? Veto a budget bill and then it was overridden?

If the state legislature wanted to halt funding for Penn State right now because of this climate professor, how would they go about doing it? Can they even do anything about it right now or would they have to wait for the next budget bill? And do you think they have enough votes to make it veto proof?

Sorry for all the questions... I'm not familiar with Pennsylvania poltics.

27 posted on 12/04/2009 5:43:32 PM PST by kittykat77
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To: Tribune7
Jeff is a friend of mine. A real rising star.
As a reporter I have covered him often.
The guy is a for real conservative.
28 posted on 12/04/2009 7:12:06 PM PST by AGreatPer (Impeach Dumbass and Lardass)
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To: Tribune7

Scam???
That’s being charitable to these tax dollar sucking leeches


29 posted on 12/04/2009 7:13:52 PM PST by dennisw
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To: AGreatPer
Jeff is a friend of mine.

Tell him thank you from the Pa. Freepers -- and I think I'm speaking for all.

30 posted on 12/04/2009 9:14:50 PM PST by Tribune7 (God bless Carrie Prejean)
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To: AGreatPer

good to know - and I hope he is successful in getting this fraud investigated by an independent source - not somebody hired by the Penn State administration.


31 posted on 12/05/2009 6:36:40 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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To: kittykat77

Given that the PA Budget has already passed it would be next year’s budget that would be threatened. Unless the legislature could actually ‘impound the funds’, which I don’t think likely.

I don’t take the threat very seriously.


32 posted on 12/05/2009 6:57:50 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Tribune7

bump


33 posted on 12/05/2009 7:05:19 AM PST by VOA (I)
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