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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 07:28 PM
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Tim Ball - world famous Canadian global warming denier. TOTALLY TRASHED!!!
This prick is an embarassment to Canada, but worse than that he's an effective public speaker and has performed over 600 global warming (a skeptics view) presentations over the last decade.

He's also widely published in print media and appears on TV as a pundit and in denial movies (The Great Global Warming Swindle).

This article skewers him over a lawsuit he dropped against a Professor and a Newspaper. His lawsuit was over a letter to the editor the Professor had published that pointed out that Tim Ball's credentials were overstated in the Paper.

Ball sued, and then after the statements of defense were submitted to the court he withdrew the suit! I read the claim, and the statements of defense (linked to in the article). F'n hillareous!


http://allpoliticsnow.com/content/view/29/1 /

Winnipeg bred global warming denier Tim Ball avoids embarrassment at Peoples Court

Wednesday, 03 October 2007

Tim Ball, of University of Winnipeg fame, dropped his libel lawsuit against Professor Dan Johnson and the Calgary Herald this summer. The statements of defense spooked him, apparently. Covering the defense material in court no doubt would have been very embarrassing for the well-known climate change skeptic.

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http://allpoliticsnow.com/content/view/29/1 /
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 07:33 PM
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1. In the end...
"Tim Balls concern, as stated in his claim, was that his earning potential on the speakers tour would be impacted."

Lies for cash is all he's sbout.
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 08:52 PM
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11. Paid truth assassins
He falls in with the snake oil sales people. They've long since vanished though plenty of scams and dupes still clamor for the likes of Ball, Limbaugh and Hannity.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 09:10 PM
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13. His earning potential would be impacted? Forget the science ...
I have NO use for this type of person.
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 09:17 PM
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14. Don't forget the science - TWIST the science. It's all Public Relations.
And although you and I have no use for the likes of him, they keep showing up! The media keeps giving them a platform.

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 07:36 PM
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2. now if someone will just take down Bjorn Lomborg...
He's been on CSPAN2 this weekend, claiming that global warming will be 'good' for us. :eyes:
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 07:48 PM
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4. Funny thing about Lomborg
is that he isn't by any stretch of the imagination any kind of climate scientist. He is absolutely NOT affiliated with the field in anyway. He is a political scientist and he keeps stepping outside of his field and statistically manipulating data to make meaningless claims.

I mean the guy has been under investigation for scientific fraud because of the nonsense in his error/fraud ridden book "The Skeptical Environmentalist". How people of this sort have any sort of credibility with anyone, I will never know.

The reason he was let off, was basically because they couldn't establish intent to commit fraud, not because there was validity to his bs claims.

A Danish biologist has an excellent website, debunking the nonsense in his book:
http://www.lomborg-errors.dk /


I can't stand that smarmy bastard.
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 08:17 PM
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9. Yeah, he's a fool. One of his arguments is that there will be fewer deaths from cold!
Can you believe that shit?

He's getting media play because his approach is tweaked from the typical denier. He openly accepts that it's happening and that we're the cause, but he claims it's not a bad thing.

Stupid little bleach-blond puke bucket, imo.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 07:44 PM
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3. Gee, backing down from a fair fight
What conclusions, if any, should we draw from that?
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 10:11 PM
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15. Conclusion 1: HE'S A LIAR! n/t
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 07:48 PM
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5. K&R!
Excellent. Tim Ball is a slimy bit of bad news.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 07:52 PM
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6. Damn, that is funny.
Dude just making up shit and filing it in a lawsuit.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 07:57 PM
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7. In the end there's no denying
that we have to change the direction of the pollution on the Planet or there will be dire repercussions.

One wonders what the agenda of the tim ball's of the world are? Money, infamy, attention whore? Or all three?
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 08:02 PM
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8. I think about that a lot myself. The motivations of Ball and others like him....
Edited on Sun Oct-07-07 08:03 PM by Harper_is_Bush
..are a mystery to me.

Of course, if you talk to him and his ilk they'll tell you they are motivated by truth and good scientific skepticism, but it's very obvious from their line of discussion and selective presentation of information that they're no different than the carnival barker who promises you will see a man-eating chicken for a price. It's all deceit.

But I wonder what they think when they're lying in bed and can't sleep. Unless they're completely socio-pathic it's got to bother them a little.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 08:19 PM
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10. They are paid very handsomely to read their scripts.
They're paid by Exxon, Standard Oil, the entire gas-oil-mining industry.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-08-07 06:55 PM
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17. What yardwork said..so,
no losing sleep over making a buck or millions.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-08-07 07:02 PM
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18. I think there are two kinds like him
Some are just after the money, and some just like to snuggle up to the rich and powerful.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 09:02 PM
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12. He's a slimy little twit
Like all of the "skeptic" denialist liars.
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-08-07 01:39 PM
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16. well said n/t
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 10:44 PM
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19. I love the fact that this topic is coming up on google!
I love it beause I have no doubt that Mr. Ball - that lying sack of shit - will stumble upon it.
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