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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: Brad from Tennessee

“”Gore says that, since the election of Barack Obama last November, he feels much more bullish about the chances of political progress in tackling climate change.””

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That was the plan!

61 posted on 02/24/2010 12:44:31 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Allegra
I really don't know how people like Al Gore sleep at night.

The same way that most leftwingers sleep at night - because no matter how severely they are proven wrong, no matter what the consequences to real people of their wrong-headed policies, they never admit to anyone, especially not themselves, that they were wrong. Ever. Even now, as one global warming organization after another is proven to be a fraud, left-wingers are still saying "Well, that doesn't mean that global warming isn't happening". Ol' Al is sitting in his angry chair, telling himself that his house of cards is toppling only because of a vast right-wing conspiracy.
62 posted on 02/24/2010 12:47:21 AM PST by fr_freak
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To: onyx
About two years ago Gore and his partner talked the investment board of the Church of England into handing over $250 million to their Generation Investment Management fund. They have talked many other investors out of additional billions. Gore and Blood bought up EU carbon credits in a depressed market. If Congress enacted Cap-and-Trade an official U.S. carbon market would be established and merged with the EU trading scheme. U.S. industry would become a captive market for Gore's carbon coupons which would have inflated with the passage of the energy bill.
63 posted on 02/24/2010 12:59:09 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: television is just wrong

**he should be punished worse than Martha Stewart.**

Of course he’s “lying low” ... something about..

Anything you say, can and will be used against you in a COURT OF LAW.

64 posted on 02/24/2010 1:10:07 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (OBAMA ... Orwell's 1984 was a WARNING ... NOT a TEXTBOOK!!!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Dear Lord. I wonder if the Church of England has demanded the return of their investment? I would think at this point others would also demand returns or sell their stocks or hire lawyers. algore and his partners have pulled off a scam on scale or larger than Maddoff.

65 posted on 02/24/2010 1:20:50 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx; supremedoctrine

Gotta admire these Leftys @ We are Change for troofing the AlGoran! At least it proves that a few Leftys are not 100% Zombies...and these have even managed to peek out from under their Zombie mask and see the AlGoran for what he is...another fraud!

66 posted on 02/24/2010 1:22:45 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Nipfan


67 posted on 02/24/2010 1:32:43 AM PST by Nipfan (The desire to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it - H L Mencken)
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To: AmericanArchConservative

...God, talent on loan from Limbaugh. The Supreme Being has been rrreal humorous, more brilliant than usual, Of course, He has a staff of arch-angels to write His material, but He’s all knowing, all seeing, all everything, 99.99999999% right, Upppp, except for Lucifer!!!

...Sorry, maybe I should ease up on the Creator...

...Sarcasm, dubbed in...

68 posted on 02/24/2010 2:14:19 AM PST by gargoyle (..."I have not yet begun to fight" John Paul Jones...)
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To: musicman

I find it interesting that most Nobel Committees in hard science award their prizes most often decades after an actual research finding is published (or patent filed, etc.). Only then can evaluators even begign to see if the finding is really that earth shaking in its impact in the field. The same, of course, holds true for sports hall of fames where there is usually a waiting period (5 years of more) after retirement before a person is even eligible for nomination. That allows time to see if the voters still feel the career effort is among the very best in that sport.

But...But...when it comes to the Nobel Peace Committee, they are more than happy to make politically driven awards before a single game is even played in a career that is often fradulent and embarrassing.

Gore...Obama....are Bernie Madoff kind of hopey-chaney recipients of Nobels.

69 posted on 02/24/2010 2:23:59 AM PST by rod1
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To: onyx

Al Gore got beat in his run for President.
Al Gore was never any great shakes as a politician, He got his job as Senator because his father had it and he used his father’s connections.

So he got beat, he had the prestige of being a Vice president of this country, of being an ex-Senator, he had plenty of money and a great pension from having served in the Senate. He could have gone aay an lived a good life and had some respect.

But Noooo: That didnt suit Al. He wanted to be a wheel. He wanted to show the voters who didnt want him for President what a brilliant man they had lost.

So he jumped in this phony science scam. Now he didnt know anything about science or Global Warming, but someone showed him the dollar signs, and stroked him.

Somebody is behind Al Gore. Al isnt smart enough to work this scam on his own. Who is the guide behind Gores stupid actions?

70 posted on 02/24/2010 3:15:29 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Charlemagne on the Fox

I would love to see that fat, sleazy lizard lose everything he’s got and go to the federal pen.

71 posted on 02/24/2010 3:19:49 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

wonder if a freedom of info would get any such thing

72 posted on 02/24/2010 3:26:44 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: eyedigress; onyx
GE has the most to gain.

And GE owns what network?

73 posted on 02/24/2010 3:31:03 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: eyedigress

Big business loves..just L.O.V.E.S....big government.

74 posted on 02/24/2010 3:34:15 AM PST by Leisler (What 'free market', where is it?)
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To: onyx

Do you have contact information for the GAO? Can we even contact them directly or must we go through our “citters”?

75 posted on 02/24/2010 3:39:36 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: onyx
Serious article about algore; the hoax he perpetuated that made him a millionaire several times over; and...

According to Senator Inhofe in the interview posted yesterday on Hot Air, he says that the Goracle is the first 'environmental billionaire'... yes, with a 'b' and he wasn't talking about the future, he was talking about now.

76 posted on 02/24/2010 3:44:55 AM PST by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... (“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-face for the urge to rule it.”....Mencken)
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To: Venturer
Somebody is behind Al Gore. Al isnt smart enough to work this scam on his own. Who is the guide behind Gores stupid actions?

Listen to the interview of Senator Inhofe that was posted on Hot Air Yesterday... Inhofe offers his theory about the answer to your exact question about half way through the second piece where he discusses the roots of the scam (the interview is posted in two halves of approximately 7 minutes each.

Here's the Readers Digest of it...Inhofe figures it was ALL hatched by the UN. Since the biggest funder of the UN is the United States, being able to live off the avails of the climate scam would have let the UN call their own shots on their activities without being beholden or needing to worry about the opinion of the States on anything. He didn't say this but in my view, if the UN hatched the plan and then brought the Goracle in as a partner... and we know that the UN is principally made up of country states that are at complete cross purposes to the US, that means that the Goracle is not only a scam artist, he’s a traitor, no?

77 posted on 02/24/2010 3:58:25 AM PST by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... (“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-face for the urge to rule it.”....Mencken)
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To: Deagle

I think the Nobel Committee should stop giving out prizes for physics. They’re not exactly rocket scientists, seeing as how they’re the ones who gave Gore a prize for his AGW BS. Duh.

78 posted on 02/24/2010 4:08:10 AM PST by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Post Toasties
Al Gore makes Ken Lay look like a boy scout.

The same could be said for most of Congress for the past 50 years. The scams they've been pulling on the citizens of this country for decades make Bernie Maddoff look like a pickpocket......

79 posted on 02/24/2010 4:08:50 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Thermalseeker
Al Gore makes Ken Lay look like a boy scout.

And remember that Cap and Trade originated in Enron.
80 posted on 02/24/2010 4:10:33 AM PST by aruanan
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