New Evidence Released in Fakegate Global Warming Scandal

This is in addition to the forensics report that I had done by the JGAAP folks here: Forensic analysis of the fake Heartland ‘Climate Strategy Memo’ concludes Peter Gleick is the likely forger

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Peter Gleick - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2009 (Photo credit: World Economic Forum)

by Joe Bast (via Fakegate.org)

The Heartland Institute today released more evidence that Pacific Institute President Peter Gleick was the likely author of a fake “climate strategy memo” that Gleick originally claimed came from a “Heartland insider,” and later said he received “in the mail” from an anonymous source.

Heartland released a computer forensics report, conducted by Protek International, which states: “We conclude that the Memo did not originate on the Heartland System. It was not created on the Heartland System and was never present there prior to its February 14 posting online.”

The new report contradicts disgraced climate scientist Gleick’s claim to have received the memo from someone affiliated with The Heartland Institute and adds to a growing body of evidence pointing to Gleick’s guilt.

A month ago, Juola & Associates, the premier provider of expert analysis and testimony in the field of text and authorship, said “it is more likely than not that Gleick is in fact the author/compiler of the document entitled ‘Confidential Memo: 2012 Heartland Climate Strategy,’ and further that the document does not represent a genuine strategy memo from the Heartland Institute.”

Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast said: “The Protek International forensic report is one more piece of evidence that Peter Gleick created the fake document with the intent of defaming us and the scientists we work with. He and his co-conspirators are so desperate to discredit anyone who disagrees with their alarmist views on man-made global warming that they are willing to lie, steal, and even defraud their own friends and allies in the media.”

Bast added: “We once again call on Gleick to make a full confession, and on the Pacific Institute and its allies to stop defending Gleick and his unethical and illegal conduct.”

Background:

On February 20, Gleick, a prominent climate scientist, confessed to being the anonymous party who obtained confidential corporate documents from The Heartland Institute and circulated them along with a document titled “Confidential Memo: 2012 Heartland Climate Strategy.” While confessing to using fraud to obtain the stolen documents, he claimed to have received the “climate strategy” memo anonymously in the mail.

Since “Fakegate” occurred, ThinkProgress, Greenpeace, 350.org, and other radical environmental groups have been using the stolen and fake documents to attack Heartland’s corporate donors and the scientists who work with it.

The Protek investigation was conducted by Protek co-founder Daniel Bellich, a 27-year veteran of the FBI and former supervisor of the Chicago Division’s Special Operations Group, and Keith G. Chval, former chief of the High Tech Crimes Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and president of the Chicago Chapter of The American Society of Digital Forensics and Electronic Discovery. Both men signed the report on April 20, certifying they would swear to its findings in a court of law.

For more information about the global warming scandal and the complete forensic report from Protek International, visit Fakegate.org or contact Director of Communications Jim Lakely at jlakely@heartland.org and 312/377-4000.


The Heartland Institute is a 28-year-old national nonprofit organization with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Washington, DC. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our Web site or call 312/377-4000.

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88 thoughts on “New Evidence Released in Fakegate Global Warming Scandal

  1. Gleick, bald with a bad combover. Once again, more bald guys who are AGW alarmists.

    I was wondering a while ago when someone would get around to using styleometry to check on the authorship of the fake memo, it’s been interesting to follow the results. A former employer of mine did similar work in their information security research, was always fascinating to talk to those guys. Interesting algorithms.

  2. So, Climate “Scientists” confirmed as crooks.

    Who knew?

    Answer – almost everyone who comes on here. Including the trolls.

  3. Oops, my bad: “27 year veteran of the FBI” – Yikes, now I feel stoopid !

  4. TomB says:
    May 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    The results of this forensics analysis was posted here at WUWT some time ago, was it not?

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    No, Mr B
    This is a new forensic report.

  5. You can’t blame him for lying. It’s what they do. Probably has something to do with their upbringing. Besides, he doesn’t want to go to prison any more than Mann does.

  6. I was wondering what’s the news here. Then it hit me: Heartland spent big bucks to generate a court-worthy document establishing a specific legal point.

    The wheels of justice are turning.

  7. Investigating Officer: You admit you stabbed him. Why’d you do it?
    Gleick: I was cutting an apple, and the knife slipped.
    Investigating Officer: Twenty-seven times?!

  8. Wm T Sherman says:
    May 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Investigating Officer: You admit you stabbed him. Why’d you do it?
    Gleick: I was cutting an apple, and the knife slipped.
    Investigating Officer: Twenty-seven times?!

    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Gleick: Yes officer, it was the worst case of assisted suicide I’ve ever seen.

  9. He may have lied to avoid being arrested. But he surely lied to get the accusations talked about and he did just that. The Heartland defense gets whispers compared to the lie-based screams.

  10. I really don’t understand why this is news. From the timeline, from the content of the faked memo, from everything about this case, it’s obvious to anyone with more than half a brain that Glieck was the author. Why don’t Heartland just take the fool to court and stop messing around?

    On the other hand, this does all tie in quite nicely with the article on Groupthink posted yesterday – particularly the idea that members of such groups eventually believe themselves to be so moral that they can perform immoral (or illegal) acts and it’s OK because they are acting for The Greater Good.

  11. Does he have children?

    Can he look at them in the eye? I don´t think so. The shame will be with him all his life.

    Was the forgery worth it? One crazy hour and you lost your credibility for all your life.

  12. A couple more analysts and we can declare: “The scientific consensus is that Gleick is the forger. Anyone who says otherwise is a denier.”

  13. Charge this bozo with fraud, or stop carping.

    Gleick you are a fraudster and a liar. Go ahead sue me!

  14. This week’s High Country News has an item dated April 16: “When Peter Gleick fell, California’s water world lost big”. The full article is subscription-only.

    http://www.hcn.org/issues/44.6/fallen-scientist-peter-gleick-will-be-missed-in-the-california-water-community?utm_source=wcn1&utm_medium=email

    The summary for public viewing:
    News – From the April 16, 2012 issue by Matt Jenkins

    “updated 4/17/2012 On Feb. 14, an anonymous source released internal documents from the Heartland Institute, a conservative Chicago-based nonprofit that casts doubt on global warming science, to more than a dozen climate bloggers. The documents revealed Heartland’s major funders, including the Charles Koch Foundation and many large corporations, detailed a nearly $1.6 million program to pay scientists to challenge the International Panel on Climate Change’s findings, and ostensibly exposed plans for a high school curriculum skeptical of manmade climate change. “If these documents are real, they revealed the desperate efforts of a fringe denial group to deceive children and ruin their future,” wrote Joe Romm at Climate Progress. Most of them are real; the authenticity of parts of one remains uncertain. But the leak was overshadowed six days later by another scandal: Peter Gleick, president of the Oakland, Calif.-based Pacific Institute, an environmental and global security think tank, admitted on Huffington. . .”

  15. The worst crime a scientist can commit is to lie. Unfortunately “climate scientists” have more than their fair share of liars, all lying through their teeth and fabricating evidence to keep their gravy train running.

    Peter Gleick is worse than despicable. He deserves criminal prosecution.

  16. “Once again, more bald guys who are AGW alarmists.”

    It’s the money. I’d bet someone’s ranch (never use your own money) that Gleick, Mann, et al., the ones most vocal and nasty, are reacting so because they themselves or their orgs are taking money from “Big Oil” and finance and their crony NGOs. How likely is it that Mann or his institutions NEVER received moolah or “sponsorship” or “honoraria” from BP or Royal Dutch Shell? Do those businesses only subvert European scientists?

    The shrinks call it “psychological projection.”

  17. don’t snivel, little heartland – the big bad boy left the playground ages ago.

  18. There sure will be some very interesting bar conversations about Gleickian screwups in the evenings at Heartland’s ICCC-7 in Chicage from Sunday night May 20th thru Wednesday morning May 23!!!!

    I look forward to them.

    John

  19. As a lurker on this site and looking at many of the posts above seem to agree with me, but unless something is going to be done about it, stop whining move on and talk about the science. The constant vilification of Gleick is impotent if no action if forthcoming, and to continue, as one user above wrote, to carp on about it has a certain air of desperation about it. Heartland should sue or STFU about it, because frankly the whining is getting tedious. Gleick has dubious scruples, if all this is going to amount to is incessant name calling then you just fall into the trap of distracting from the core issues at hand. Sorry to be so negative, I respect this site and a number of its contributors but this is just pointless unless there is going to be a bite with it.

  20. Oh my god, Admad, that video made me cry laughing. I hope that gets shared widely.

  21. OMG Admad – that video/song made me cry laughing. I hope it gets shared around lots!

  22. I have a lot of sympathy for Heartland as victims of this fraud, but frankly I’m losing patience – they need to stop protesting and actually sue the guy, otherwise it’s pretty much an empty gesture, and largely a waste of time & energy.

    On a side note, sometime ago, I posted a comment on Heartland’s blog (on their story about them asking Oxford not to encourage Gleick to speak at the Amnesty event) – and this comment has never appeared.

    My comment pointed out that

    1. Gleick was due to speak at a water security conference at Oxford the week before the Amnesty event.

    2. The water conference appeared to be an official Oxford University function (unlike the Amnesty event which I don’t think was)

    3. That in the conference agenda materials, it stated that Gleick was President of the Pacific Institute, and seemed to suggest he was appearing in that capacity (suggesting his suspension/leave-of-absence is either over, or never took effect in the first place)

    Here is the agenda for the conference:

    http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/watersecurity/downloads/programme.pdf

    Note: Monday April 16th – 15:00-17:00 session:

    “Dr Peter H. Gleick, President and Co-founder, Pacific Institute, USA Peak water and peak energy: implications for security”

    Here are the slides from Gleick’s speech at Oxford – note, hosted on an Oxford University URL:

    http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/watersecurity/downloads/conf-ppt/1-gleick.pdf

    Here’s Gleick’s tweet about speaking at the Oxford water security conference

  23. I’d also like to add, this forensic examination by Protek was first mentioned and briefly quoted almost a month ago (although the release of the entire report is new), see: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/04/03/update-on-fakegate-what-we-know-so-far/ “A thorough forensic analysis of Heartland’s computers (and those owned by Heartland’s president and his spouse) by Protek International concludes “the Memo was not created on Heartland’s computer systems and never existed there, or within Heartland’s email systems, prior to its posting online on February 14, 2012.””

  24. “Peter Gleick@PeterGleick
    At #water security conference in Oxford. Half of Britain officially in drought. But it’s raining. Gave talk on #peakwater, energy, security.”

    Hahaha! First there was the Gore Effect, now we may be seeing the emergence of “The Gleick Effect”.

  25. Update: My comment seems to have now appeared at fakegate.org – thanks HI. (I did check a day or so ago, and it hadn’t then).

  26. Jim Lakely on May 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm said:

    Hope to see you there, John. WUWT readers haven’t yet registered to attend . . .

    - – - – -

    Jim Lakely,

    Yes, we should get together!

    John

  27. Sounds like Heartland is doing all their homework in preparation for the legal business to come. Good luck!

  28. On earlier thread on Gleick, some legal expert said that Heartland is getting the best legal advice available, by specialists in this sort of thing, and that they know what they’re doing in the tactics they’ve followed (by not suing yet and not seeking a criminal indictment).

  29. Agree with Cuthbert. If this document is going to be ammunition for a court case, shouldn’t it be “kept dry” until the actual engagement? If it’s not going to be used, it’s pointless.

    The establishment has no conscience and still holds all the power. Moral appeals have zero effect; a court case that requires them to spend lots of money will have some effect. Their behavior will only change when the cost/benefit ratio inverses.

  30. You have to be blunt with this unkempt bearded leftist who tried to bring us all down, as he said we are part of a paraphrased “big money big oil machine,” when we are the opposite in that we are kind of a ragtag (but noble) group, and the govt supported Chicken Littles get something like 225 times our total funding. We are the little guy, the underdog, the beaten up, the dumped on. We are the good guys. And oil has nothing do with us. I just got wind that oil companies are in fact contributing to the climate changers. The financial advantage of the warmists is monumental, astounding.

    I called him the Geek Glieck because he has that gawky (really, gaunt!) over-intellectual radical Berkeley leftist look. You thought he was smart, but then he proved, frankly, to be a feckless bumbling idiot in his shoddy execution of his evil and criminal scheme to disgrace us. What a dunce.

  31. This public relations tap dancing without a criminal investigation or civil lawsuit coming forth is making HI look weak and only emboldens the distractors. Either sh*t or get off the pot.

  32. Patience grasshopper.

    That is my advice to those who suggest urgent legal action by Heartland on Gleick.

    American (USA) legal system can grind slowly.

    Slow slower slowest . . . Nice

    John

  33. Ok, that’s nice. So what now?

    So far it’s all blabber. Talk without action – meaningless.

  34. Count me in with those who think this is non-news. I know Heartland may not be able to do anything with regard to criminal charges, but they do have recourse to civil action. Hearing there have been civil or criminal charges filed would be news. Gleick admitting to be the author of the forged document would be news.

  35. The US opens a new line of attack in the AGW battle:

    “Administration Releases 10-Year Global Change Strategic Plan

    The Obama Administration today released a 10-year strategic plan for research related to global change, identifying priorities that will help state and local governments, businesses, and communities prepare for anticipated changes in the global environment, including climate change, in the decades ahead.
    “Human actions are altering the atmosphere, the land, and our oceans, placing new pressures on the Earth’s ecosystems and threatening the health and economic welfare of our Nation and the world,” said Tom Armstrong, Executive Director of the USGCRP. “High-quality and well-coordinated research is essential if we are to better understand and predict future changes, develop strategies to minimize our vulnerabilities, and adapt to changes that can’t be avoided.”

    http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/689-new-usgcrp-strategic-plan-for-2012-2021

  36. I would love to see this jerk ( Gleick ) go to prison, but under the Obama administration, don’t be surprised if they drag their feet on prosecuting him. Just read newest story in front of this one that shows the committment this administration has in using climate fraud to advance their dangerous and insideous political agenda.

  37. from gleick to Zwick, who is mostly described as a “veteran derivatives industry journalist”. this is a painful-to-read five pages long and then Zwick writes about half the comments himself, so there’s no way i’m going to excerpt a single word. :

    30 April: Forbes: Steve Zwick: Heartland channels Alfred E. Newman and Emily Litella in Climate Debate

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevezwick/2012/04/30/heartland-channels-alfred-e-newman-and-emily-litella-in-climate-debate/

  38. Why are so many people yelling get on with it or shut up, or variation of the same? If you’re not interested, go read something else. There’s plenty to choose from.

    Heartland is doing it properly and doing it well. This is going to court and it will be – pardon the pun – watertight. I for one am interested in this. Thank you, Anthony, for bringing the latest. Ignore the whingers, please, there are a lot of people who want to be kept informed. This is news.

    Cheers.

  39. Cuthbert says:
    May 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    Hey Mr Lurker and other whiners. Firstly I enjoyed reading the update about the Gleick affair. Secondly I imagine that The Heartland Institute are doing all they can to bring Gleick to justice. They have their reputation to protect and perhaps this is another important step in that direction.

  40. If I were in the box seat at Heartland I’d hold off pressing charges till the week before the Rio carbonfest.

    This PR just reminds Gleick et al of what happened on a regular basis till then Death by a thousand cuts. Cruel, but fair.

  41. Its better to get the criminal case going before the civil case. Its possible that HI is having trouble getting the US Attorney to act on the criminal case. This report is designed to put pressure on the US Attorney’s office. If people are frustrated with the lack of action they should contact the US Attorney, Patrick Fitzgerald:

    United States Attorney’s Office
    Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
    219 S. Dearborn St., 5th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60604
    Phone: (312) 353-5300

    http://www.justice.gov/usao/iln/

  42. “Severian says: May 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    Gleick, bald with a bad combover. Once again, more bald guys who are AGW alarmists. ”

    And yet Mr Watts & Colman seem to have most if not all of their hair. Hmmm maybe being a skeptic is more conducive to keeping your folicles on your head? I need some research money to look into it.

  43. If you don’t like hearing about Gleick, then don’t read it.

    End of story. He made his bed, he lied, he committed a felony which he admitted too so he deserves bad press and if there is new news about it, I want to hear about it since the MSM or Lame stream media won’t report it, so I guess this is where I hear about it.

    Go read the MSM if you don’t want to hear about Peter Gleick. They won’t report about this stuff. So if you really are a regular reader of WUWT, then skip this article and stop complaining. There are other regulars such as me which want to hear about news like this.

  44. My guess is that Heartland’s legal team is looking at civil action first. Squeeze Gleick for as much money as they can get. Then go for the criminal prosecution. If they went in reverse order, Gleick’s legal bills for his criminal defense attorneys would decrease the amount available for compensatory damages.

    Second, if there’s an immediate criminal trial, it’s likely that Barry would pardon Gleick. For that reason, it’d be better to hold off on the criminal charges until after Romney wins the election.

  45. Jeef says:
    May 1, 2012 at 6:45 pm
    If I were in the box seat at Heartland I’d hold off pressing charges till the week before the Rio carbonfest.
    This PR just reminds Gleick et al of what happened on a regular basis till then Death by a thousand cuts. Cruel, but fair.

    Agreed. HI is bending over backwards to give him both the opportunity and the forum to apologize. If he doesn’t, that’ll be just one more strike against him.

  46. Matthew W: We trust that there will be an indictment at some point??
    Jack Langdon: It’s all window dressing unless Heartland take him to court!
    corev: When will he be charged?
    Bloke down the pub: So when do the police come knocking at his door?
    Frederick Michael says:The wheels of justice are turning.
    Derek Sorensen: Why don’t Heartland just take the fool to court and stop messing around?
    blackswhitewash.com: Yawn. Get him arrested or get over it.
    Don Keiller: Charge this bozo with fraud, or stop carping.
    Richard: Peter Gleick is worse than despicable. He deserves criminal prosecution.
    Sean: When are criminal charges going to be laid?
    26south: Next step, sue Gleick. Or shut up about this.
    copner: I have a lot of sympathy for Heartland as victims of this fraud, but frankly I’m losing patience – they need to stop protesting and actually sue the guy,
    M.Hulme: Stop whinging about it and charge him.
    timg56: Hearing there have been civil or criminal charges filed would be news.
    Chuck Wiese: I would love to see this jerk ( Gleick ) go to prison

    rogerknights says: some legal expert said that Heartland is getting the best legal advice available, by specialists in this sort of thing, and that they know what they’re doing in the tactics they’ve followed (by not suing yet and not seeking a criminal indictment).
    Ally E.: Heartland is doing it properly and doing it well.
    James Allison says: I imagine that The Heartland Institute are doing all they can to bring Gleick to justice.
    mpaul: Its better to get the criminal case going before the civil case. Its possible that HI is having trouble getting the US Attorney to act on the criminal case.
    Bill Tuttle: HI is bending over backwards to give him both the opportunity and the forum to apologize. If he doesn’t, that’ll be just one more strike against him.

    As I’m not a lawyer, perhaps that is why I expected action a lot quicker than this. I am very disappointed Heartland do not seem to have taken any of the non-legal action which was open. E.g. I have heard nothing about any complaint to the UK press complaints commission and BBC where they were almost guaranteed to have won. Perhaps this comes after a legal case. I don’t know, but all this inaction suggests they don’t intend to progress any further than publicity, which is tantamount to saying Gleick was right and we were wrong.

    I know the Heartland institute are a commercial business. The longer I wait, the more I wonder what is going on. Have they been bought out in some way, or worse, are just using us to get publicity for themselves?

    We are sceptics … we are rightly just as sceptical of the motives of sceptics … until we see the colour of the legal brief. Let us hope for Heartland’s sake we see action soon.

  47. Blackswhitewash.com says:

    Yawn. Get him arrested or get over it.

    What world do you live in? Our Environmental Protection Agency admits they would ‘crucify’ an oil company for next to nothing, while our Department of Justice is less interested in Gleick than they are in securing our borders or preventing voter fraud. Along with several others who post here, I E-mailed the DOJ asking if/when they would be opening an investigation. We received the computer generated “Thank you for your inquiry” reply, but have heard nothing since. It’s better for President Obama that this be pursued in civil court anyway. That will spare him the embarrassment of pardoning Gleick as he leaves office this coming January.

    Get over it my ass. It’s time for the punishment to fit the crime. Climate fraudsters and criminals like Gleick and Mann need to be exposed and punished. The Heartland Institute should hire the best lawyer available, expose Peter Gleick’s lies, and trumpet them loudly and repeatedly in the most public forum possible. The Virginia Supreme Court should force the release of Mann’s e-mails for the world to see and let the chips fall where they may. In both this cases, the largest monetary judgement possible should be won, and liens should be placed on everything they own.

  48. I suspect Heartland don’t want things to move too quickly, especially if they intend to extract maximum value from any legal process. This is, after all, an election year in the US.

    The genuine documents also appeared to show what I had always assumed: That they are not a large organization with deep pockets and resources to spare.

  49. Has Gleick been,at the very least, suspended from his job? If not, why not? Anyone in my company doing something like this would have been out the door in a flash.

  50. Back in the 90s, a liberal old couple illegally recorded a conversation between Gingrich and Boehner who were “conspiring” to uphold the law. The press tried to make hay of it, until the legal authorities got involved and started threatening prosecutions.

    The law breakers learned. So when they broke the law this time, they made sure they forged some documents to keep the heat on the story, instead of the crime. The only problem is they learned a single lesson. Not all the lessons.

    They forgot Rathergate.

  51. In any civil litigation, the first claim Glieck’s lawyer will make is that the insider strategy document really came to Glieck from a Heartland insider.

    Heartland (and their legal team) quite naturally want to preclude that claim and the Protek investigation provides for:
    1) Affirmatively refuting the remote possibility that some disgruntled Heartland insider really did write it. Consider the consequences of Hertland top management and lawyers being blindsided during “discovery” of some evidence that a Heartland insider forged the memo. This step eliminates that possibility.
    2) Affirmatively demonstrating the memo is a forgery, not merely by presumption and inference but by definition, in that it did not come from anyone inside Heartland, ergo it was forged by an outsider.
    3) Preempting Glieck’s claim to have recieved the memo from a Heartland insider, and exposing Glieck to discovery on the provenance of the forgery he has admitted to possessing and promulgating.

    Litigation is like chess: castle your king early on, know the outcomes of any move, be prepared to counter, be prepared for a long game.

    What is disconcerting to me at this stage is there have been no reports of Gleick’s computers (at home or office) being seized. But Glieck wouldn’t likely publicize that, the FBI would tend toward “no comment”, and Heartland and their attorneys may be playing their cards close to their chest.

  52. >If you don’t like hearing about Gleick, then don’t read it.

    It’s not a question of not wanting to read the story.

    I want to read the story, regardless of what it says.

    However what it does say affects my opinion, and I (and others) are entitled to say so. Lack of action on Heartland’s part, affects my opinion of them.

  53. Heartland officers and lawyers have so far carefully timed and measured each legal footstep in their strategic plan for bringing Peter Gleick to justice by due process of law.

    Gleick is already damaged goods in the open intellectual marketplace dominated by independent thinkers. That is the case no matter what intellectual support he receives from his fellow activists who represent the pseudo-consensus which is called the IPCC’s CAGW.

    Heartland will maximize exposure of Gleick’s professional dishonesty and fraudulent acts shown in Fakegate.

    I do not agree with many commenters on this post who think there is a delay by Heartland. What I see is a process evolving to meet changing circumstances and contingencies. Looks reasonable.

    John

  54. Derek Sorensen says:
    May 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Why don’t Heartland just take the fool to court and stop messing around?

    Courts don’t usually go for the “why it’s obvious” type arguments. You have to present your evidence with all the ‘i’s dotted and all the ‘t’s crossed. That takes time to do properly.

    My middle girl graduated from high school last May, I still don’t have a final court order, officially lowering my child support payments.

  55. TomB says:
    May 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    The results of this forensics analysis was posted here at WUWT some time ago, was it not?

    Read all the words! The previous one was by Juola. It concerned stylistics, etc. This is an examination of the Heartland’s systems for traces of the memo prior to its distribution by Gleick.

    See the difference?

  56. Attention Deficit Disorder appears to be a real epidemic, from a lot of the reactions.

    NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW!

    No.

    • Merovign says:
      Attention Deficit Disorder appears to be a real epidemic, from a lot of the reactions.

      NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW!

      No.

      Merely an understanding of human nature and a realization that the longer it takes for something to be done, the less overall impact it will have.

  57. Chuck Wiese says:
    May 1, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I would love to see this jerk ( Gleick ) go to prison, but under the Obama administration, don’t be surprised if they drag their feet on prosecuting him.

    You may have hit it. There have been, after all some truly remarkable non-prosecutions under Holder, and the Administration has a leftist in charge everywhere Obama could quasi-legally stuff one. Everywhere else, a “czar”. HI may be waiting/hoping for a less hostile political/legal environment. And their sponsors may have gotten squoze, etc.
    So perhaps it’s prudent to try and put down a few solid public “markers” before charging in where many angels have met untimely ends.

  58. Scottish Sceptic says:
    May 2, 2012 at 2:14 am

    I know the Heartland institute are [is] a commercial business.

    Like Regan said of ‘our liberal friends’, “Well, the trouble … is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.” Similarly with some Scots, it appears.

    Heartland is “national nonprofit research organization dedicated to finding and promoting ideas that empower people”. Hardly “a commercial business”, selling product, or services for fees.

  59. DaveS says:
    May 2, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Has Gleick been,at the very least, suspended from his job? If not, why not? Anyone in my company doing something like this would have been out the door in a flash.

    The Pacific Institute is not much more than a Tides Foundation shell and vehicle for Gleick. So who’s going to fire him? The Board is a handful of sock puppets.

  60. DaveS says:
    May 2, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Has Gleick been,at the very least, suspended from his job? If not, why not? Anyone in my company doing something like this would have been out the door in a flash.

    P.S. But, yes, he was sorta kinda suspended for a little while. Lots like Connolley was “suspended” from editing Wiki for a while. Meanwhile, informally through a transparent cut-out or two, business as usual.

  61. Charles says:
    May 2, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Well noted, sir. Makes a great deal of sense.

  62. noaaprogrammer says:
    May 2, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Read Only Memory never changes!

    But EPROM can be flash-erased. >:-/

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