Please Donate Towards Dr. Tim Ball’s Funeral Expenses

UPDATE: This post will fall off the top of WUWT after today (Monday 10/3) , but will still be findable via search for “Dr. Tim Ball”.

Note from Anthony: This attached cartoon is in no way intended to make light of Dr. Ball’s passing, it is however intended to eviscerate the execrable Dr. Michael Mann, who sued Dr. Ball for a humorous quip about “Penn State/State Penn”, lost the case, and then would not pay court ordered costs. Ironically, with Mann refusing to pay, he’s living up to the quip.

Please help any way you can, thank you -Anthony



From the Ball Family:

The incredible amounts of love and support that we have been shown in our time of grief have left us at a near loss for words.

It is at the request of the many people whose lives were touched in some way by Dr. Ball that we set up a way to support his widow, Marty during this difficult time.

Many of the requests for a way to help came from those who know that the legal nightmare Dr. Ball had been dragged through for years, impacted his career, health & finances. Especially since the other party has never paid a single cent of the court order costs and legal fees awarded to Dr. Ball & his wife.

Thank you for wanting to donate.

If you do not wish to or are unable to use Paypal, here is an alternate donation site.

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Paul S
September 30, 2022 1:26 pm

What a slimeball! (Michael Mann, that is)

Editor
September 30, 2022 1:26 pm

I wish I can donate but Paypal has blocked me last year, is there an alternative donation route?

Reply to  Sunsettommy
September 30, 2022 1:44 pm

Post updated and you’ve been emailed.

Editor
Reply to  Charles Rotter
September 30, 2022 10:18 pm

Donated!

Thanks for the alternate link.

Oldseadog
Reply to  Sunsettommy
October 1, 2022 3:41 am

Ditto from me.
Paypal is starting to get too political.

Stephen Skinner
Reply to  Oldseadog
October 1, 2022 2:36 pm

PayPal starting to get too political? That is an understatement.

Hans Henrik Hansen
Reply to  Stephen Skinner
October 3, 2022 3:24 am

I used PayPal – with some (administrative) hurdles to overcome…but I am curious to know what lies behind ‘too political’!?
Could someone please explain…to a(nother) stupid Dane? 🙂

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Hans Henrik Hansen
October 3, 2022 8:13 am

PayPal has been closing the accounts of sceptics and people who support free speech. It’s the ultimate in Big Tech silencing people whose politics don’t agree with the hard left politics of the silicon valley denizens.
https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/09/23/paypal-is-trying-to-silence-us/

Hans Henrik Hansen
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
October 4, 2022 3:00 pm

Thanks, I’ll have to find some alternative way of making future international payments!

Dusty
Reply to  Charles Rotter
October 2, 2022 8:46 am

Used it. Thanks.

KcTaz
Reply to  Sunsettommy
September 30, 2022 10:59 pm

I, too, would appreciate the alternative link, please.

Randy Stubbings
September 30, 2022 1:31 pm

Can you please add a link to where we can donate? My apologies if I’ve missed it.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Randy Stubbings
September 30, 2022 4:05 pm

Click on the word “donate” in this line:

Thank you for wanting to donate.

See also, the line below that and click on “here is an alternate donation site“:

If you do not wish to or are unable to use Paypal, here is an alternate donation site.

Reply to  Janice Moore
September 30, 2022 6:00 pm

I’m glad the alternate was set up – PayPal is being wonky, and not sending the two-factor authentication code to me. Sigh… Got it done after a few minutes.

John V. Wright
September 30, 2022 1:33 pm

Love and respect to Dr. Tim Ball – and our thanks – and heartfelt condolences to his family. It’s difficult to understand how Mann can get away without paying court costs – here in the U.K., they throw you in jail if you don’t pay court-awarded costs.

Reply to  John V. Wright
September 30, 2022 2:04 pm

You see, it’s bad publicity to throw an (ig)Nobel Prize winner in jail, even if the prize was for services to fraudulent science.

HotScot
Reply to  John V. Wright
September 30, 2022 2:07 pm

From memory, it was a Canadian court that awarded costs and Mann lives in the USA where the court has no jurisdiction.

Janice Moore
Reply to  HotScot
September 30, 2022 2:19 pm

If Mann had standing to sue Ball in that court, then, that court has jurisdiction to impose fees and costs.

alastair gray
Reply to  Janice Moore
September 30, 2022 2:47 pm

There is only one reason not to send the slimy little scumbag to the State Pen and that is it would constitute cruel and unusual punishment for his cellmate

Rud Istvan
Reply to  Janice Moore
September 30, 2022 2:49 pm

Well, no. The Canadian court had jurisdiction because Mann sued Ball and Ball was a Canadian residing in Canada. The ‘defendant’ jurisdiction rule taught in 1L civil procedure. But Mann is not a Canadian in Canada, so the Canadian court has no means of forcing payment unless Mann has confiscatable Canadian assets.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Rud Istvan
September 30, 2022 4:08 pm

I should have worded my comment more carefully. The court had jurisdiction to say that Mann owed those fees and costs to Ball. (I understood H. Scot to be saying that the court did not have jurisdiction to do that.)

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
September 30, 2022 5:54 pm

Moreover,

Just as Long Arm statutes can give a court personal jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant, so can the

“Uniform Foreign Money Judgment Recognition Act” (Pennsylvania is one of the U.S. states to adopt this)

allows a Canadian prevailing party collect on a Canadian Judgment.

42 Pa. Stat. § 22003

Current through P.A. Acts 2022-37
Section 22003 – Recognition and enforcement

Except as provided in sections 4 and 5, a foreign judgment meeting the requirements of section 9 is conclusive between the parties to the extent that it grants or denies recovery of a sum of money. The foreign judgment is enforceable in the same manner as the judgment of another state which is entitled to full faith and credit.
42 P.S. § 22003

1990, Nov. 21, P.L. 559, No. 139, § 3,

(Source:

https://casetext.com/statute/pennsylvania-statutes/statutes-unconsolidated/title-42-ps-judiciary-and-judicial-procedure/uniform-foreign-money-judgment-recognition-act/section-22003-recognition-and-enforcement )

I did not read the entire statute. Also, I do not know the details of the Ball case. Thus, I am not concluding that the above Pennsylvania (or whatever state the clown professor is a resident of, given that state has also adopted the Act) law would certainly allow for collection of the Canadian judgment.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Rud Istvan
September 30, 2022 5:55 pm

Dear Rud,

I have been praying for you and for your dear wife as you endure, along with a personal rough road, the recent rough weather.

Hope all is well.

Take care,

Janice

Dena
Reply to  Rud Istvan
September 30, 2022 10:23 pm

The courts could request the U.S. turn Mann over but that would be unlikely in a civil case. It’s also possible if he reenters Canada he could be held in contempt of court or (cross my fingers for luck) he might attempt this again with another Canadian and then the courts would have him exactly where they want him. Unfortunately as long as Mann stays out of Canada, he probably has little to fear.
On the other hand, he had legal help and I wonder what type of hold the courts have over the lawyers who presented Mann’s case as the lawyers might have known that Mann would skip out on an unfavorable judgement.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Dena
October 1, 2022 4:57 am

The US protects its citizens from foriegn justice whilst expecting extradition from friendly states

Anne Sacoolas wife of a US diplomat won’t return to UK over a fatal accident in which a young UK citizen died.
Can’t see anything happening when “only” money is involved.

commieBob
Reply to  Rud Istvan
October 1, 2022 5:35 am

Rud, I realize you know the following, but many others don’t.

What people may be missing is that Mann sued Ball in a British Colombia (Canadian province) court. So, the court had jurisdiction over Ball but not Mann.

Also, it was a civil action, not criminal. That changes the rules a lot.

As always, I love to point out that the suit was thrown out because of Mann’s inexcusable delays.

His delaying tactics allowed Mann to avoid presenting evidence under his control. By the doctrine of adverse inference, we can infer that Mann does indeed belong in state pen rather than Penn State. ie. Whether he knows it or not, Mann is a self-confessed fraud.

Last edited 2 months ago by commieBob
commieBob
Reply to  commieBob
October 1, 2022 5:41 am

Aargh! I can’t edit. The edit button works but the text disappears and there’s no way to change it.

It’s British Columbia dammit!

Graemethecat
Reply to  commieBob
October 1, 2022 7:46 am

British Columbia, surely. Colombia is a very, very different place, believe me.

commieBob
Reply to  Graemethecat
October 1, 2022 4:25 pm

Yeah, rub it in. 🙂

Graemethecat
Reply to  commieBob
October 1, 2022 11:31 pm

Apologies, I didn’t see your correction below.

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
Reply to  commieBob
October 1, 2022 11:34 am

It seems to me if a US resident sues a Canadian resident in Canadian courts and Canada has a “loser pays” rule, then the plaintiff should post a bond equal to the probable court costs as a condition of filing the suit. After all, Mann expected the court to use its jurisdiction to collect any judgement against Ball; he should accept the same risk of adverse judgement as any Canadian resident would have to do.

The courts should not allow themselves to be used to pursue private vendettas.

Another possibility is to force the Canadian barrister to pay awarded court costs if the plaintiff refuses. That would tend to make them much more careful taking on deadbeat clients.

Last edited 2 months ago by Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
Timo, Not That One
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
October 3, 2022 6:43 am

I was going to comment the same idea. Force the foreign plaintiff to post a bond.
This has been a travesty of justice.

GKHoff
Reply to  commieBob
October 1, 2022 2:58 pm

No, Mann submitted himself to Canadian jurisdiction when he brought suit in an individual capacity. I don’t know why Ball has been unable to collect on the court’s award. It may be that because in American courts fees are not routinely awarded to the prevailing party, an American court would not enforce that award.

Dwight Kenney
Reply to  HotScot
October 2, 2022 3:07 am

In Canada my father won a court case against one of the provincial Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons, he was awarded $45,000 but they never paid. They simply left him alone and carried on harrasing other country doctors.

Janice Moore
Reply to  John V. Wright
September 30, 2022 2:16 pm

In the U.S. it is the same, however, the prevailing party must first reduce the Order or Decision to a “Judgment.” This is not complicated, it’s essentially merely a formality. Then, the Judgment is served by the sheriff. If the Defendant (to that Judgment) refuses to pay, then, a warrant goes out for her or his arrest.

There are C.L.E.’s (Continuing Legal Ed.) that tell attorneys “You Won! Now What? How to Collect.” Garnishing wages and other means of asset attachment are used to reach the the debtor’s assets.

There are also attorneys who specialize in Debt Collection who could help.

I do not know what Canadian procedural law is on this.

Last edited 2 months ago by Janice Moore
Geoffrey Davies
September 30, 2022 2:14 pm

As a nearly retired doc in UK I’ve had a lot more time on my hands over the last few years. I first viewed one of Tim Ball’s videos on YouTube several years ago. He made so much sense. I was always suspicious of the global warming scam even before I had done any reading about the vast subject. I now try to inform my family and friends about the craziness which has infected a large number of the population.
I attempted to send some money towards Dr Ball’s family without success so far. PayPal seem to be incompetent or obstructive. I will try again tomorrow.
I would like to offer my condolences to Dr Ball’s family. A truly wonderful person who must have been a great educator.
Regards
Chris Davies

Janice Moore
Reply to  Anthony Watts
September 30, 2022 4:10 pm

VERY pleased to see that you are not using that horrid other “Go” funding site which attempted (then, backed down) to steal my money (donated to Canadian freedom convoy truck drivers).

Reply to  Anthony Watts
September 30, 2022 6:03 pm

Yes, that was what worked for me, too. PayPal is just being wonky today (not unusual).

Robert Austin
September 30, 2022 3:27 pm

I felt doubly obligated to assist Tim Balls widow as I am a fellow Canadian and I feel that Canada through our woke federal government has done more than its “fair share” in promoting the climate emergency farce. At least I can feel proud that Tim Ball, Steve MacIntyre, Ross McKitrick and Patrick Moore compensate for the David Suzukis, Andrew Weavers and Justin Trudeaus that have the media in their corners.

September 30, 2022 4:03 pm

[snip-cr]

Janice Moore
Reply to  Steven M Mosher
September 30, 2022 4:25 pm

Sure. The winner gets a little plastic trophy. The money goes to the person whose heart feels Mr. Happer’s loss most deeply.

This came to mind (a bit off, I realize, but, still….)

(From Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince”)

“I am not going to Egypt,’ said the bird. ‘I am going to the House of Death.’ He kissed the prince and fell down dead at his feet.”

At that moment a curious crack sounded inside the statue, as if something had broken. The fact is that the leaden heart had snapped right in two. It certainly was a dreadfully hard frost.

***

“So they pulled down the statue of the Happy Prince. “As he is no longer beautiful he is no longer useful,” said the Art Professor at the University.

Then they melted the statue in a furnace, and the Mayor held a meeting of the Corporation to decide what was to be done with the metal. “We must have another statue, of course,” he said, “and it shall be a statue of myself.”

“Of myself,” said each of the Town Councillors, and they quarrelled. When I last heard of them they were quarrelling still.

“What a strange thing!” said the overseer of the workmen at the foundry. “This broken lead heart will not melt in the furnace. We must throw it away.” So they threw it on a dust-heap where the dead Swallow was also lying.

“Bring me the two most precious things in the city,” said God to one of His Angels; and the Angel brought Him the leaden heart and the dead bird.

“You have rightly chosen,” said God, “for in my garden of Paradise this little bird shall sing for evermore, and in my city of gold the Happy Prince shall praise me.”

Reply to  Steven M Mosher
September 30, 2022 6:14 pm

If Dr. Happer were similarly the victim of a fraud and charlatan, thumbing his nose at his grieving family, while safely keeping his assets in a different country to avoid the consequences of his criminality – I would happily contribute.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Steven M Mosher
September 30, 2022 6:53 pm

You are reprehensible. Were it not for your special status, you would be censored.

u.k.(us)
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
September 30, 2022 7:47 pm

Clyde: Define “censored”.
I think it has many connotations, of which do you refer ?

Janice Moore
Reply to  u.k.(us)
September 30, 2022 8:41 pm

Hi, James! Haven’t seen you in ever so long. Glad (relieved, actually) you are still with us.

If anyone wonders at my enthusiasm for u.k.(us), it is because he was so kind to me when I commented for the first time here in April, 2013.

Grateful.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  u.k.(us)
October 1, 2022 9:10 pm

Either reprimanded for his incivility, or have his comment removed. I see that it has been removed. My thanks to CTM.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
September 30, 2022 8:36 pm

Ha!

Just ONE of the science giants on the data-based science team (I think we’ll call our team The Observers – our mascot? Why, a Polar Bear, of course 😀) can lick the entire pitiful clown scientist team (known by their fatuous nickname, “The Consensus”)……

All it takes is one honest person wielding: FACTS.

KcTaz
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
September 30, 2022 11:19 pm

Steven, your behavior is despicable and uncivilized. I am shocked. I didn’t know you would stoop so low.

sycomputing
Reply to  KcTaz
October 1, 2022 8:48 am

“I am shocked.”

It’s typical:

https://cliscep.com/2020/05/27/hulk-mosh/

AND he’s a TweetDeleter too:

https://twitter.com/stevenmosher/status/1263720951394430976

sycomputing
Reply to  KcTaz
October 1, 2022 9:04 am

Ah, no WONDER he’s back commenting at WUWT:

https://twitter.com/stevenmosher/

Janice Moore
September 30, 2022 4:41 pm

For a nice eulogy (given while Dr. Ball was still living), followed by Dr. Ball’s acceptance speech, see the first ~ 5 and a half minutes of this video:

…in a word: courage.

Doonman
September 30, 2022 8:17 pm

Why people think that those who perpetuate scams would not resort to other scams is beyond me.

rho
September 30, 2022 11:42 pm

Thank you for providing an alternate site to PayPal.

Rod Evans
October 1, 2022 1:21 am

Thank you for the links enabling contributions to be made to Dr Ball’s family. Let us hope enough of us contribute to Tim’s memory that Michael E Mann feels ashamed of his own lack of respect and lack of civilised behaviour.
With Tim Ball’s passing, we realists have lost another good guy. Thankfully he provided enough through his endeavours, to ensure a full complement of science based observers will follow in his footsteps.

Last edited 2 months ago by Rod Evans
Graemethecat
Reply to  Rod Evans
October 1, 2022 8:02 am

Sociopath that he is, Michael Mann is incapable of shame.

Nick Graves
October 1, 2022 1:27 am

Use the alternative site – not PayPal.

You might not be aware that PP blocked Toby Young’s Daily Sceptic and Free Speech Union sites in the UK.

They were pressured into backing down, but nevertheless…

It might be why some here are being blocked from donating to this campaign – don’t know.

AFAIAC, PP can FRO and I shall terminate my account.

Last edited 2 months ago by Nick Graves
Graemethecat
Reply to  Nick Graves
October 1, 2022 11:09 am

I’ve just made a donation on the non-PayPal site – very straightforward and quick.

Serge Wright
October 1, 2022 1:31 am

It’s now appropriate to pay the Ball, not the Mann

RIP Tim, your legacy will live on !!!

Last edited 2 months ago by Serge Wright
October 1, 2022 3:25 am

Alternative donation site worked well.
Thank you Charles and Anthony for doing this.

So long Tim my friend.
A life well lived. A job well done.

Don
October 1, 2022 1:13 pm

I tried to donate on the non PayPal link and had a very hard time. Don’t even know if it went through

Coeur de Lion
October 1, 2022 1:57 pm

Recall Mark Steyn’s book wherein 100 world class scientists describe Mann as A Disgrace To The Profession. Human race too now I guess

Andrew Lale
October 1, 2022 2:02 pm

Just donated.

David S
October 1, 2022 3:43 pm

This is just a suggestion. If you have a court order saying he owes you the money you could try getting a collection agency after him. Some of them only charge a percentage of what they recover. If they don’t recover anything, then you don’t owe the agency anything. Thats the arrangement you should get. Also in some cases the local Sherriff can take stuff from his home until they think they have enough. you would have to contact the police or sherriff where Mann lives. Might be worth a try.

S.K.
October 1, 2022 4:34 pm

Didn’t a hedge fund manager cover Dr. Ball’s lawyers fees and court costs?

Where is mann now? Australia?

October 1, 2022 5:30 pm

Just donated using PP (1130am NSW time) Yesterday at end of day it seemed to work but when I double checked I could not confirm. So left it till now and checked my card account then re-donated at PP and all signs were more positive. Fingers crossed.

Reply to  wazz
October 2, 2022 1:11 am

Shows at my card www page now 711pm Sunday NSW time- all good

Dean Hicks
October 2, 2022 6:36 am

Thank You Tim!

Hum
October 2, 2022 3:18 pm

RIP Dr Ball. Donation sent to help your family. Condolences to the Ball family.

MJB
October 3, 2022 5:11 am

Sent, thanks for organizing this, the least we can do for all of Dr. Ball’s contributions.

OldGrumpus
October 3, 2022 6:37 am

How about a fund to assist Tim’s estate in extracting its due from the non-paying MM?

Reply to  OldGrumpus
October 3, 2022 6:39 am

Because a Canadian civil court ruling has no authority over a US citizen not residing in Canada.

Klaus Alfs
October 6, 2022 9:40 pm

I saw some of his videos on youtube. It was educational and fun. He obviously had a great sense of humor and struck me as very likeable. He also had great courage to challenge the powerful climate catastrophe lobby. I am sad that he is now deceased. My condolences to the bereaved.

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