Truth In Labeling

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  1. Tom Anderson says:

    If what is happening is as you state, it is a federal crime. I have not a sufficient grasp of the data, but if it is as bad as suggested, somebody knowledgeable should prosecute. Here is the statute.

    18 U.S. Code § 2071 – Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally
    (a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
    (b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.
    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 795; Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title V, § 552(a), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1566; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(I), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

    Briefly, section 2071 states that whoever, having the custody under 18 USC 2071(b) of “any record … or other thing, filed or deposited” under 18 USC 2071(a) “in any public office … of the United States,” and “willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall” – also under 2071(a) – “be fined … or imprisoned not more than three years, or both …” The object of the predecessor statute, 18 USC 5403 was, and with little doubt this statute is, to preserve public records and papers intact from all kinds of spoliation, mutilation, or destruction (US v. De Groat (1887 DC Mich.) 30 F 764).

    Under the Rule of Law everyone is presumed to know the law, all are equal before the law, none are above the law. So far as the Rule is flouted there will be disorder.

  2. Extreme Hiatus says:

    Tom, Tony has shown in many, many posts that these convenient adjustments are not only “as bad as suggested” but ‘worse than we thought.’

    Unfortunately the law is not applied equally at all so these data molesters continue to skate through this while being protected by the usual suspects. Sound familiar?

  3. An Inquirer says:

    I am seeking some help in finding studies that I have seen in past, but I cannot find them now. And Google searching is not helping me. (I will post this on a couple of threads to see if anyone can direct me to the studies.)

    1. In England, the demise a certain moth (I think) was blamed on humans. Despite set-aside of areas to protect the moth, the moth numbers continued to plummet. Of course, the skin-deep analysis was to blame increases in CO2 concentration. However, painstaking analysis showed something different. The moth required certain ground temperatures for reproduction. In the set-aside areas, the grass was not cut and trees were not pruned — which made the ground too cool for the moth reproduction. It turned out the moth flourished when humans devoted land use for sheep grazing. The short grass enabled the moth to enjoy warmer ground temperatures. When humans phased out sheep grazing the ground temperature sank, leading to the demise of the month.

    2. In California, a researcher noticed that the territory of a butterfly (I believe) was expanding northward. Since the north had cooler temperatures, it was presumed that global warming caused the shift in territory. However, more rigorous study showed the that butterfly was also expanding south; yet the expansion south was not as noticeable because of land development to the south of the butterflies historic range.

    3. The disappearance of golden frogs in Costa Rica was blamed on global warming. However, closer study revealed that the frog species that suffered were frogs that hung out in wet environments, spending more time in water. Frogs that spent more time on dry land did just fine. It turned out the golden frogs died because humans introduced a bacteria to the frogs, leading to epidemic deaths of the golden species. It was not climate change.

    Can anyone direct me to these studies

  4. Gail Combs says:

    Truth in Labeling?
    How about out right PROPAGANDA!
    Seems since 2013 the Commie DemonRats made Fake News legal:

    “…U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News to Americans
    For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government’s mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs …”

    http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/07/14/u-s-repeals-propaganda-ban-spreads-government-made-news-to-americans/
    ………

    For Gator and others interested in President Trump trying to correct the banking mess.
    “Interim” -vs- “Acting”: White House Officially Announces Mulvaney to Head-Up CFPB
    Comments are interesting.
    Seems a struggle for control of the the ‘Consumer Financial Protection Board’*** is now underway as out going Richard Cordray usurps President Trump’s authority and names Leandra English as his replacement.
    https://theintercept.com/2017/11/24/richard-cordray-sets-up-titanic-struggle-for-control-of-the-consumer-protection-bureau-with-last-minute-move/

    If you haven’t heard OMB Director Mick Mulvaney speak you are missing a treat. A guy who can talk numbers clearly and concisely and skewer urinalists.

    ***same Orwellian speak as ‘Affordable Healthcare Act’

  5. feathers says:

    Judith Curry in 2015 (in her own words): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UzrmaBqP3k

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