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NASA must be immediately defunded and everyone involved in this imprisoned.

This is raw theft through government-sponsored fraud. Put them all in the dock -- now.

From the publicly available data, Ewert made an unbelievable discovery: Between the years 2010 and 2012 the data measured since 1881 were altered so that they showed a significant warming, especially after 1950. […] A comparison of the data from 2010 with the data of 2012 shows that NASA-GISS had altered its own datasets so that especially after WWII a clear warming appears – although it never existed.”

The professor is going to release both the original and altered data sets, showing conclusively that the data was tampered with including retrospective alterations of measurements.

You're done climate screamers, and when the tide turns on this you're going to hang.

All of you.

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It is often said that one cannot "paint the whole" of the police forces with the brush of a few bad cops -- like, perhaps, the one who allegedly murdered a teen in Chicago.

That may be true, right up until one of two things happens:

1. Others willfully and intentionally cover up, tamper with evidence, or otherwise obstruct an investigation.  Then it is entirely fair to lump them in with the person who committed the offense and even charge them with felonies.  Indeed, it is expected that you would do so.

2. Others, including voluntary associations and trade unions, back the accused in what he or she did.  In that event every member of the association or union that does not immediately resign is properly painted with the same brush.


On its website, the Chicago lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), has posted a bail fund appeal for the officer, Jason Van Dyke, who is accused of shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times just six seconds after emerging from his patrol car on a street in Chicago on Oct. 20, 2014. An earlier link on the FOP's front page to a GoFundMe campaign was removed after the fundraising site said it violated a policy against its use by criminal defendants.

The FOP also is paying the lawyer representing Van Dyke, Daniel Herbert, himself a former FOP member the union pays to represent Chicago cops in misconduct cases. Funding such a defense is a common practice among U.S. police unions. 

'Nuff said.

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Who believes that the cops follow the rules? Still?

More than three dozen legal experts and ex-prosecutors on Wednesday called for a federal investigation into allegations that Orange County prosecutors and sheriff’s officials improperly used jailhouse informants and withheld evidence from defense attorneys.

The group, including former Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti and former Chief Assistant United States Attorney Richard Drooyan, penned a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch calling attention to a “crisis” in the county’s justice system.

“Compelling evidence of pervasive police and prosecutorial misconduct in Orange County ... has caused us grave concern,” they wrote in the 25-page letter. (You can read the letter here.)

The list of lawless behavior is long and pervasive.  It includes illegally attempting to obtain confessions via jailhouse informants supplied by the cops against persons being detained that had counsel, failing to turn over evidence that might exonerate defendants to their counsel and more.

Our system of justice rests on the rules being followed.  Not only does this sort of crap undermine the justice system it has a horrifyingly perverse impact on public safety because those defendants who discover this misbehavior are likely to have their cases (properly) dismissed even when they're guilty of hideous crimes.

The worst aspect of this charade, which appears to have been going on for a long time, is that it's very unlikely to result in any sort of criminal sanction against anyone involved in it.  At worst people will lose their jobs -- which is wholly insufficient.

These cops and prosecutors need to do hard prison time, particularly considering that their acts, if proved, have led to guilty people being let go.

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2015-11-19 05:49 by Karl Denninger
in Corruption , 539 references

Oh boy....

Just two weeks ago, ISIS was able to destroy a Russian passenger plane, killing more than 220 people with the help of a sympathizer working at the Egyptian airport and now this revelation about our own airport security.

A review of screening and security procedures inside the TSA has revealed that 73 workers approved for access to secure areas are actually on the terrorism watch list.

So the nutjobs almost-certainly had help in Egypt blowing up that plane.  After all, bombs don't get themselves on aircraft, you know.

We have 73 TSA workers here that are on a terrorist watch list?  Really?

Next you'll tell me that the job of the TSA is to prevent bombs and similar things from getting put on planes, and not fonding women and abusing kids, along with being a monstrous welfare handout machine.

Oh wait.....

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Oh here it comes...

Fox News is told agents are looking at U.S. Code 18, Section 1001, which pertains to "materially false" statements given either in writing, orally or through a third party. Violations also include pressuring a third party to conspire in a cover-up. Each felony violation is subject to five years in prison.

This phase represents an expansion of the FBI probe, which is also exploring potential violations of an Espionage Act provision relating to "gross negligence" in the handling of national defense information.

It is never what you do that gets you in the worst trouble; that comes with the cover-up, if you're dumb enough to think you can get away with it.

The thing is, the Clintons have gotten away with it.  Bill got away with having a clearly-classified discussion with Saudi Arabia while getting a hummer from someone without a clearance.  That should have gotten him nailed to the tree, literally, but it didn't, as the worst of his problems should not have been impeachment.

But that just promoted the idea that the Clintons were above the law, a premise that has not been materially challenged since the days of Arkansas for those two.

That time may indeed be coming to a close, and if it is.... good.

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