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NASA Scientist Accused of Using Celeb Status Among Environmental Groups to Enrich Him
06-22-2011, 08:31 PM
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NASA Scientist Accused of Using Celeb Status Among Environmental Groups to Enrich Him
NASA Scientist Accused of Using Celeb Status Among Environmental Groups to Enrich Himself

By William Lajeunesse

Published June 22, 2011

| FoxNews.com
    The NASA scientist who once claimed the Bush administration tried to "silence" his global warming claims is now accused of receiving more than $1.2 million from the very environmental organizations whose agenda he advocated.

    In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Washington, D.C., a group claims NASA is withholding documents that show James Hansen failed to comply with ethics rules and financial disclosures regarding substantial compensation he earned outside his $180,000 taxpayer-paid position as director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

    "Hansen's office appears to be somewhat of a rogue operation. It's clearly a taxpayer-funded global warming advocacy organization," said Chris Horner, a co-founder of The American Tradition Institute, which filed the lawsuit. "The real issue here is, has Hansen been asking NASA in writing, in advance, for permission for these outside activities? We have reason to believe that has not been occurring."

    The lawsuit claims Hansen privately profited from his public job in violation of federal ethics rules, and NASA allowed him to do it because of his influence in the media and celebrity status among environmental groups, which rewarded him handsomely the last four years.

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06-22-2011, 11:37 PM
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RE: NASA Scientist Accused of Using Celeb Status Among Environmental Groups to Enrich Him
"The real issue here is, has Hansen been asking NASA in writing, in advance, for permission for these outside activities? We have reason to believe that has not been occurring."

Hmmm, a certain court case concerning vandalism of a coal fired power plant in the UK springs to mind.

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety)
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H. L. Mencken.

The hobgoblins have to be imaginary so that
"they" can offer their solutions, not THE solutions.
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06-23-2011, 12:01 AM
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(06-22-2011 11:37 PM)Derek Wrote:  "The real issue here is, has Hansen been asking NASA in writing, in advance, for permission for these outside activities? We have reason to believe that has not been occurring."

Hmmm, a certain court case concerning vandalism of a coal fired power plant in the UK springs to mind.

That was crappy no matter how you look at it.

“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”.J Robert Oppenheimer.
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06-23-2011, 03:34 AM
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RE: NASA Scientist Accused of Using Celeb Status Among Environmental Groups to Enrich Him
Did he ask NASA for time off, and if so for what purpose?
Who paid his airfares, expenses, etc ?
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