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Russell Cook: Those scientists who want to use RICO to prosecute AGW ‘deniers’ have a
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I am posting this for Russell,to show that he make a point that while the recent RICO allegations are made against skeptics, it is actually part of a long like of attacks against skeptics going back to the 1990's.

From Tallbloke Talkshop

Russell Cook: Those scientists who want to use RICO to prosecute AGW ‘deniers’ have a big problem

October 2, 2015

Russell Cook

EXCERPT:

We’re told there is a moral imperative to stop catastrophic human-induced global warming, as seen in twin events last week where Pope Francis implied as much in his visit to the US, and within a letter signed by 20 scientists to President Obama imploring him to use the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to punish immoral “corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change.”

The operative word in these twin events is the word “trust.” Trust that the pope sought the advice of the whole range of experts on global warming, and trust what the authors of the RICO letter (viewable now only in archive form here, since it has been erased from its original online location) say in their second paragraph about extensively documented sources proving the corruption of those “corporations and other organizations”.

What happens if you attempt to verify if the situations are true? First, the pope is revealed to have received advice on the global warming issue from highly questionable individuals, and second, the RICO letter’s assertion about extensively documented corruption is revealed to be a literally unsupportable talking point.

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It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will determine our fate. There must be no limit on the range of temperate discussion, no limits on thought. No subject must be taboo. No censor must preside at our assemblies.

–William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1952
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