Friday, December 4, 2009

Barbara Boxer and E-mail-theft-gate

California Senator Barbara Boxer, the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said that the recently released e-mails, showing the fraud of climate change, should be treated as a crime. She said during a committee meeting, "You call it 'Climategate'; I call it 'E-mail-theft-gate,'". "Whatever it is, the main issue is, Are we facing global warming or are we not?

No we are not facing global warming. It is a HOAX. The people pushing global warming or climate change are making green from going green, Jeff Immelt and Al Gore to name a few. She is a proponent of Cap and Trade, Crap and Tax, legislation they are trying to pass and it is not in the best interest of this country.

On November 25, Carol Browner, who is pushing this HOAX made the following statement,

“There has been for a very long time a very small group of people who continue to say this isn't a real problem, that we don't need to do anything," Browner said. "On the other hand, we have 2,500 of the world's foremost scientists who are in absolute agreement that this is a real problem and that we need to do something and we need to do something as soon as possible. What am I going to do, side with the couple of naysayers out there, or the 2,500 scientists? I'm sticking with the 2,500 scientists. I mean, these people have been studying this issue for a very, very long time, and agree that the problem is real."

At one time the majority of scientists thought the earth was flat. That is why science is based on fact not consensus. You do not vote on it.

I have some questions for these 2500 scientists, How do you get paid? Are you getting any grant money for doing these studies? Why do you think you know what the ideal climate should be? What should the ideal climate be? Do you factor in the sun? I am not a scientist, but I believe it is what it is. If it’s cold put a coat on, if it’s hot take the coat off.

Now, Boxer wants to prosecute the person or persons who revealed this information/ fraud. I’m curious? Barbara, what was your position on the hacker who hacked into Sarah Palin’s emails? Did you want to prosecute them? The information in the emails were supposed to be turn over because of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, but these scientists wanted the information destroyed. Why would you not want to investigate the scientists that were putting out bogus information and wanted to destroy the evidence? Would the people who released the emails exposing the HOAX of climate change be considered “Whistleblowers?”

“Whistleblowing means disclosing information that you reasonably believe is evidence of a violation of any law, rule or regulation, or gross mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.”

The Merit Systems Protection Board stated Covered employees include: Competitive service employees; most excepted service employees in Executive agencies; employees of Government corporations who allege whistleblower reprisal; employees of the Government and former employees of and applicants for employment with covered agencies.

On July 9, 1989, the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-12) became effective, which Barbara Boxer supported. Below are some of Barbara Boxer’s statements in the Congressional Record regarding the Whistle blower legislation.

WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION ACT OF 1989 (House of Representatives - March 21, 1989)

Mrs. BOXER. “Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman for yielding and want to simply congratulate the gentlewoman from Colorado [Mrs. Schroeder] and the gentleman from New York [Mr. Horton] on a job exceedingly well-done. As co chair of the Military Reform Caucus, which is a bipartisan caucus, I speak for all the Members in congratulating both Members. We learned when we passed the Military Whistleblower Protection Act that without whistleblowers , frankly, we really could not do our job, because as the gentlewoman points out, we need information and we need a free flow of information from Federal employees, be they military or civilian.

I wanted to mention to the gentlewoman an incident that has been brought to my attention by a Federal whistleblower just last week. It seems that in the Department of the Interior a new directive has come down which states that any Federal employee of the Interior Department, Fish and Wildlife Service is the one where I was told about this, has to immediately report any time there is a contact from a Member of Congress or a staff person of a Member of Congress or any committee staff. It must be not only reported, and the words were underlined, `as it occurs,' it has to be reported as it occurs by telephone and in writing. I did speak to our former colleague, Mr. Manuel Lujan, who said that I was overreacting to this, that in fact he just wanted to know what our priorities are, but I would say to the gentlewoman, I am really going to need her help because I do not think this is what it is about. If a person is a Federal employee and a Member of Congress calls for some very important information maybe on an endangered species or adverse effects of pesticides, these are difficult issues, and if an employee knows they have to report in writing as it occurs every contact with a Member, I would think that that is going to really muzzle employees. I would think that will not encourage employees, and I wonder if I could elicit help.

Mrs. BOXER. Mr. Speaker, without this new administration we would not have this bill, and I am also very grateful to Mr. Thornburgh for the help that he did give both Members and the gentleman from Minnesota [Mr. Sikorski], but I point out this issue because how ironic it would be if we passed this very important law and yet we had some inconsistent messages going out there to our Federal employees, and I thank the gentlewoman and look forward to working on this.

Mr. Speaker, I congratulate the committee for this legislation, I congratulate the gentlewoman from California [Mrs. Boxer], the gentlewoman from Colorado [Mrs. Schroeder], and all the other Members who had so much to do with passing this legislation, and I express the very sincere hope that the administration will see to it that whistleblowers, instead of being condemned in the future, are congratulated and uplifted.”

So based on Boxer’s support of the Whistleblower legislation, I would consider Barbara Boxer a hypocrite, and is wrong for America.

Greg Zotta

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