Dem Congressmen: First Amendment Doesn’t Protect Global Warming Skeptics

gore agsCalifornia congressmen wrote a letter to state attorney general Kamala Harris claiming the freedom of speech “is not designed to protect fraud and deceit” of the likes being spread by oil company ExxonMobil about global warming.

Nineteen Democratic lawmakers told Harris her “investigation as to whether ExxonMobil lied about the truth of climate change and misled investors does not constitute an effort to silence speech or scientific research.

“The First Amendment protects freedom of speech, but it does not protect companies from defrauding the American people or improperly disclosing information to their shareholders,” lawmakers, including California Reps. Maxine Waters and Ted Lieu, wrote to Harris.

Harris joined attorneys general from New York, Massachusetts and the U.S. Virgin Islands in investigating Exxon’s global warming stance based on reporting by liberal journalists.

Reporters with InsideClimate News and Columbia University claim the oil company tried to cover up climate science and fund groups that were opposed to federal energy regulations and skeptical of man-made warming. Harris is now investigating whether or not Exxon misled shareholders about the risks of global warming.

Lieu, Waters and the other Democrats writing to Harris sent their letter in response to an inquiry from Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith. Smith, the chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, requested documents from state AGs and environmentalists working against Exxon.

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    Al Shelton

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    “California congressmen wrote a letter to state attorney general Kamala Harris claiming the freedom of speech “is not designed to protect fraud and deceit” of the likes being spread by oil company ExxonMobil about global warming.”
    The audacity of Harris with this comment.
    How does she know that CO2, released by burning fossil fuels, causes global warming?
    Where is her proof?
    To date there is no empirical proof, that I am aware of, that CO2 can “trap” “heat” and cause global warming.
    The UN IPCC claims that a doubling of CO2 from 400ppm to 800ppm wil result in a global temperature rise of about 2C degrees. The increase[400ppm], is one part in 2500. Please tell me how 1 molecule of CO2 can have enough heat capacity to raise the temperature of the other 2499 molecules of Oxygen and Nitrogen 2C degrees.

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    JayPee

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    Absolutely correct, Al. That is why they will never address that issue and ALWAYS sidestep it because it kills their entire argument ( sermon ) right in its tracks.

    Such an empirical repeatable laboratory experiment could be done very easily and cheaply. If it had / would have been successful it would be eternally trumpeted worldwide to advance their extremism.

    Instead, there has never even been a report of any such experiment being attempted.
    Why ?

    It’s obvious.

    ALL SUCH ATTEMPTS HAVE FAILED !

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    GR82DRV

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    California Democrats are so brazen that they deny [b]their[/b] fraud by accusing [b]another[/b] completely ridiculous fraud designed to be so outrageous as to leave people gobsmacked.

    In a bygone episode of [i]Dallas[/i], JR Ewing was caught in bed with another woman as his wife walked in the door. JR’s instinctive response is to utter: [i]”Now who you gonna believe Sue Ellen – me, or your Lying eyes?”[/i]

    It didn’t work for JR, but the Democrats are counting on media spin to make what’s wrong sound right.

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    JayPee

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    I think I’m beginning to understand, Ryszasz.

    ” There’s no such thing as proof in the scientific method “, because you are

    Incapable of proving ANYTHING within the rigors of the
    SCIENTIFIC METHOD !!!!

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    Amber

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    Ever notice how the epicentre of scary global warming is the nearly bankrupt State of California . They can’t control their binge spending but like to preach about what others should do .

    AG’s that lobby for their pet industry while on the payroll of taxpayers should be fired .
    They knew better and did it anyway . Just like the Tobacco industry .

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    GR82DRV

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    [quote name=”Amber”]Ever notice how the epicentre of scary global warming is the nearly bankrupt State of California . [b]They can’t control their binge spending but like to preach about what others should do.[/b] [/quote]

    Similarly, the [b]world socialist agenda[/b] and the [b]climate change agenda[/b] [u]are one-in-the-same[/u], yet the historical record of world socialism is [u][b]abysmal[/b][/u]. If they were trying to serve a proven efficacious medicine that would be one thing, but all they have to pedal is proven poison!

    Why the media love affair with such a horrific ideology?

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    JayPee

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    [quote name=”GR82DRV”][quote name=”Amber”]

    Why the media love affair with such a horrific ideology?[/quote]

    I’m not able to explain the MSM obsession with protecting democrat / socialist / communist ideology, but that’s what they do.

    I’m not able to detail all of FDR’s treachery and treason

    But by the time of JFK the media was so indulged that JFK could commit no wrong including the eventual stupidity of the Vietnam War.

    Face it

    Individual human freedom is under

    WORLDWIDE ASSAULT

    Everything you aspire to do, accomplish is to be answerable to the gov’t.

    Government has no reason to exist whatsoever unless it is serving the wishes of the people.

    When gov’t turns its back on and no longer serves the wishes of the people

    IT HAS NO LEGITIMACY TO EXIST

    GOVERNMENT IS NOT SUPERIOR TO THE PEOPLE

    THJE PEOPLE ARE SUPERIOR TO GOVERNMENT

    But, of course

    Try to tell a politician that.

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    Amber

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    When $$Billionaires own the politicians democracy ceases to exist for most people . The electoral system in the USA ensures the game is rigged and more than ever has become an industry that consumes time and money without serving the public interests .
    Lobbyist’s infiltrate places like the EPA and the EPA gives out tax payer grants to make it happen .
    Until the political system is designed with the public interest at the forefront the dysfunctional political system will stumble on .
    Why not cap political donations at $10 and no super pact nonsense allowed .
    They might draw more good candidates too .

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    Amber

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    It has been proven over and over again that climate models have been programed to produce grossly overestimated projections of warming . Thus the 2 degrees is nothing but a guess with a track record that is not at all scientifically credible .
    Yes the planet is warming and that is a very good thing . We all know climate changes and we should understand enough by now about the fact that natural variables are beyond our control. We need to quit wasting limited resources on a positive overall trend but we can’t because it is really about other issues .
    Money ,power ,and ideology all hiding behind a pretend boogieman to further vested interests .
    Global warming is a very positive thing yet it has been sold as something to fear in order to manipulate the public for further fleecing . Former UN official Maurice Strong and others have admitted what the intent was . So when part time AG’s go on witch hunts it’s rather revealing they haven’t bothered to educate themselves about what is already on the public record . Maybe they have but why didn’t they alert the public they were being duped ? Sham sham . Too much time acting as lobbyist’s and no interest or time to get the facts .
    I hope they don’t chicken out and they go to court with their witch hunt ? silence free speech agenda . They will be the ones trying to explain a fraud they were cheerleaders for while being paid by taxpayers .

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    Amber

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    The part time AG’s act as cheerleaders for an industry that is propped up by tax payers and then more often than not goes broke .
    Sun Edison (what a catchy name ) stock traded at over $31 .00 in July 2015 and yesterday traded at 16 Cents .
    Tax payers through the charity of government bag men gave Sun Edison
    $ 1. 5 Billion in grants and loan guarantees .
    Where are those self righteous AG’s when it comes to looking into these massive rip offs ? Why would those AG’s be lobbying for anyone let alone an industry full of tax payer rip off artists ?

    Who were the pump and dump men for this stock and ones just like it ? Vacationing in China ?

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    4TimesAYear

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    Amazing…just how long have we known that burning things for fuel produces water vapor and CO2? Yet these people would have us believe that only Exxon knew? 😉

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    GR82DRV

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    This whole socialist political component comes down to one central human failing: [b]Hubris[/b].

    At their core modern leftists now believe they have evolved to such a level of intellectual superiority that they are able (and entitled) to oversee and control EVERYTHING. In their own minds they are so competent and compassionate that even natural science itself must yield to their interventions and rules.

    Roosters crow as the sun rises but even they are not so stupid as to believe that it happened on their command.

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    holden

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    Richard…you mention 280ppm Co2 concentration levels during the “preindustrial era.” Weren’t the dinosaurs living during the pre-industrial era? I ask because the answer is important. CO2 PPM was, in some instances, 15 times 280 PPM during several of the dinosaur eras. CO2 concentrations have also been well above current CO2 concentration 400ppm level, during multiple ice ages. CO2 concentration increases follow temperature increases. They do not drive temperature increases. CO2 has never historically driven climate. That is a fact that can easily be verified. It has in fact has been studied at length and in depth. Results published in many academic papers and journals. Funny how facts get in the way of a false narrative.

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