Mr McIntyre’s entire appeal was built upon an assertion that the disputed information was withheld without intention to publish and should be disclosed under the EIR because it would ‘show a long-standing academic fraud by the Climatic Research Unit’.
DO NOT PUBLISH THE PASSWORD
You idiot. You naive, foolish, irresponsible nincompoop. There is really no description of stupidity, no matter how vivid, that is adequate. I quake at the imbecility of it.
thefordprefect seems to want to make a point on CA:
http://www.justice.gov/oip/foia_updates/Vol_XIX_4/page2.htm …(i) Research data is defined as the recorded factual material commonly accepted in the scientific community as necessary to validate research findings, but not any of the following: Preliminary analyses, drafts of scientific papers, plans for future research, peer reviews, or communications with colleagues. This “recorded” material excludes physical objects ( e.g. , laboratory samples). Research data also do not include:
thefordprefect is asking a very simple question:
Can you point to any FOIA statement that negates this?
thefordprefect’s argument is simple:
US emails do not fall into FOI even destroying them would not be illegal.
thefordprefect leaves an interesting comment:
McIntyre – just WHAT is the public entitled to???? An answer would be nice before you delete this post too.
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