Tallbloke’s climategate fighting fund

December 21, 2011 10 Comments
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Like many of you, the Orphans have been keeping an eye on the Roger Tattersall [Tallbloke] situation and have noted Anthony Watts’ [Watts Up with That] publishing of an appeal for Tallbloke. As El Reg put it:

Police have targeted at least four climate bloggers in three countries, with constabulary taking computers and networking equipment from a science blogger in the UK. Roger Tattersall, aka “Tallbloke”, a Digital Content Manager at the University of Leeds, posted that six police officers identifying themselves as being from Norfolk Police and the Metropolitan force entered his home at midnight and took away two laptops and a router.

Much of the blogging community views with alarm the way an American agency were able to get an English constabulary to forcibly enter a blogger’s home and shut him down over his continued exposure of the climategate scam – not on account of any wrongdoing but for the sheer politicization of the issue and the scammers’ fear of the globalwarming agenda being derailed should the emails reach the eyes and ears of the public at large.

Watts Up has this from Roger Tattersall’s attorney:

That data is clearly in the public interest by virtue of having relevance to the wisdom of certain global policy decisions relating to energy use, energy supply and possibly global rationing of energy sources and the direct or indirect taxation of every individual on the planet for the foreseeable future.

Roger has been publicly libelled and abused across the world to the detriment of his reputation and has suffered distress, inconvenience and damage to property. The worst such offender appears to have been a contributor at ‘Scienceblogs’. His privacy has been invaded and he and his family have been intimidated.

It is possible that treatment of that nature could be meted out to any persons expressing sceptical views about the so called climate consensus. A clear signal needs to be sent out that such treatment is an abuse of process and a negation of free speech and democratic freedoms.

If you would like to and are able, even in some small way, to assist with the funding of the fight against the State’s cavalier manner with views they clearly don’t like, then here is Roger’s site and:

Here is the Paypal account as displayed on Roger’s site .

10 Responses to Tallbloke’s climategate fighting fund

  1. Edgar
    December 21, 2011 at 10:46 am

    “A clear signal needs to be sent out that such treatment is an abuse of process and a negation of free speech and democratic freedoms.” It certainly is, and that is exactly what it is intended to be. After a long period of resistance, the State may allow that it was ‘heavy-handed’ or ‘over-enthusiastic’, but in practice that will change nothing. There is only one way forward, and it isn’t through the courts.

    • December 21, 2011 at 11:18 am

      Speaking for myself [as distinct from OoL] I’d agree. These bstds have well overstepped the mark and are going to reap the result.

  2. john in cheshire
    December 21, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I’ve made a modest contribution. I hope he wins his legal battles otherwise, God help us, the enemy will have won another battle in their war to enslave us.

    • December 21, 2011 at 11:25 am

      At the risk of going all Churchillian, this enslavement is not what our parents and grandparents fought and died for. Look at Dad’s Army and through all the joshing, what was it they thought they were fighting for? And we would meekly hand the country and its freedoms over to these effing quislings? Not likely, Barosso and chums.

  3. December 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Funny, I must have missed the ‘Guardian’ article and rallying call. They seem keen on Bradley Manning and that idiot who hacked into the Pentagon looking for UFOs, so it must be simply an oversight…

    • December 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm

      Indeed. Any moment now…

      • December 21, 2011 at 9:35 pm

        ….waiting…

        • Rossa
          December 22, 2011 at 8:13 am

          link to guardian.co.uk

          The Grauniad was the first to out Tallbloke by publishing his name and where he works.

          • December 22, 2011 at 8:53 am

            I should be astonished. I’m not. :evil:

  4. December 22, 2011 at 11:00 am

    In case you haven’t seen Tallbloke’s latest instalment:

    … the Norfolk Constabulary, along with the assistance of the Metropolitan Police and the National Domestic Extremism and Terrorism unit (Golly!) are to revue the evidence so far assembled in order to decide the future direction of the investigation.

    The National Domestic Fucking What? What part of this is in any way either extreme or terrorism? Even if they’re not talking about Tallbloke, and since he says he was told he’s not a suspect I think that’s probably a fair assumption at this point, what’s extreme or terrorist-y about what the mysterious FOIA did? And is there any kind of unit looking into the content of the emails to see what direction that investigation should take? Somehow I doubt it. Talk about using a sledgehammer to entirely miss the nut and break the foot of the person stood next to you instead.

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