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Saturday
Jan092010

Patchygate

Richard North's revelations about Rajendra Pachauri, now  apparently going under the monicker of "Patchygate", have been delayed due to bad weather - really!

That said, they should be worth waiting for:

We have some stunning revelations to make – we have clearly landed some blows and there are white flags flying in certain quarters, with "Patchy", as he likes to call himself, squealing with indignation about a "vendetta."

 

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Argh, that's just teasing. Oh well, will have to go get a copy of the Telegraph tomorrow

Jan 9, 2010 at 2:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterAtomic Hairdryer

According to the article on EUReferendum, it won't be in tomorrow's paper because of the disruption caused by the cold weather. You'll have to wait a week.

It certainly looks as if there's a web of questionable finances, conflicting interests and dubious charities unfolding. It suggests that there are serious questions which deserve answers. It should be worth waiting for.

If you can't wait, go across to EUReferendum and have a look at the various pieces on Dr. Pachuari and his pals which lead up to the promised article.

Jan 9, 2010 at 3:27 PM | Unregistered Commentercosmic

Patchy aint looking good. Mind you he never did. His face wouldnt be out of place on the Notre Dam Cathedral.

A bit ironic that the exposure of Patchygate has been delayed by "Global Warming"

Jan 9, 2010 at 7:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterRichard

Good point Cosmic. Been reading the Umbrella blog and this is a great example of crowdsourcing and the 'net. Alas poor Patchy.

Jan 9, 2010 at 8:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterAtomic Hairdryer

Regarding "Alas poor Patchy"

It ain't over until it is over, and he has far too many friends and knows too much. He may, however, have an accident.
That has been known to happen. We will have to just sit down on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and see just how the drama unfolds.

Jan 9, 2010 at 8:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Pablo de la Sierra

UN people do occasionally fall down staircases. The friends part I think will be key. There are a few key players on the money side, and a few on the policy side. Like Brown, Obama, Sarkozy and the useful idiots that may be made to look like idiots because they've been spun a line by people like Patchy, Gore, Strong. If the politicians sense the tide is turning and they see less downside to cutting the AGW sponsors lose than continuing with the global warming meme, then those sponsors are toast. World leaders can say they were lied to, point the finger and watch the fireworks. The scientists involved are the easiest to dispose of given they're less well connected and less politically astute.

Jan 9, 2010 at 9:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterAtomic Hairdryer

Politicians are inclined to follow the money.

If the AGW gravy train comes off our engineer's rails or gets shunted into the sidings, the politicians will just look for a different train to the gravy.

Gravy, generally seems to consist of well paid non exec directorships, or "advisory" rolls for retired politicians as thanks for services rendered, and sometimes plum jobs for their family members.

Although it can equally possibly consist of safe deposit boxes full of west African diamonds, or Swiss accounts full of dodgy middle eastern money...

It is strange that:
the wealth of retired senior politicians > their pre existing wealth + Salary for time as politician.


As for what Gordon Brown does now, we have an old suggestion in the words of a Rory Bremner sketch:

Alistair Campbell Character: "What are you going to do now, crawl up George W Bush's arse?"
Tony Blair Character: "I don't see why not"

K

Jan 9, 2010 at 10:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterKeith

@Atomic Hairdryer

You do understand. But I would not advise flying on any airplane that Patchy is on. My, does his name remind me of psoriasis. Enough to make me itch.

In any case, it will be interesting to watch what happens. Remember the following:

James McDougal, Mary Mahoney, Vince Foster, Ron Brown, C. Victor Raiser II and Montgomery Raiser, Paul,Ed Willey, Jerry Parks, James Bunch, James Wilson, Kathy Ferguson, Bill Shelton, Gandy Baugh, Florence Martin, Suzanne Coleman, Paula Grober, Danny Casolaro, Paul Wilcher, Jon Parnell Walker, Barbara Wise, Charles Meissner, Dr. Stanley Heard, Barry Seal, Johnny Lawhorn Jr., Stanley Huggins,Hershell Friday, Kevin Ives and Don Henry, Keith Coney, Keith McMaskle, Gregory Collins, Jeff Rhodes, James Milan, Jordan Kettleson, Richard Winter, Major William S. Barkley Jr., Captain Scott J. Reynolds, Sgt. Brian Hanley, Sgt. Tim Sabel, Major General William Robertson, Col. William Densberger, Col. Robert Kelly, Spec. Gary Rhodes, Steve Willis, Robert Williams, Conway LeBleu, Todd McKeehan, and God knows how many others.

Jan 10, 2010 at 12:12 AM | Unregistered CommenterDon Pablo de la Sierra

A bit off topic, but my junk filter just snagged the attached, and since it is from the UN, I think it is a nice way to think about how the UN in general is coming to be seen:
"Dear Winner,

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of ($850.000.00 USD)
(2009 Lottery promotion which is organized by United Nations Trust
Funds.However you will have to fill and submit this form tothe events manager.

All participant were selected through a computer balloting system drawn form
Nine hundred Thousand E-mail addresses from Canada Australia,United
States,Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our
international promotions program which is conducted quarterly.This Lottery was
promoted and sponsored by a conglomorate of some multinational oil
companies as
part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where
they have operational base.

For the immediate release of your funds you
are to provide the following
details to our agent;

Full name.............. Contact Address........
Age....................
Telephone Number....... Marital Status......... Sex....................
Next Of Kin............ Zip Code............... Occupation.............
Company................ State.............. Country................
Nationality............

(CONTACT EVENTS MANAGER)
Agent Name: Mr maxwell moore.
Tel:+234-8028801379
+234-8051536159
Email: unodepartment@8u8.com

this is as credible as anything the IPCC, an organ of the UN, has produced.

:

Jan 10, 2010 at 12:17 AM | Unregistered Commenterhunter

@hunter:

you are joking, right?

Jan 11, 2010 at 8:22 AM | Unregistered Commenterpete

@pete

It is an obvious and not very good phishing attempt. Besides the broken English, the URL for the "agent" is 8U8.com which is registered in:

Registrant:
Tong Li litie@cnsnn.com +86.13902936686
Tong Li
A801,Block A,WorldTradePlaza,Fuhong Rd,Futian Shenzhen
Shenzhen,guangdong,CN 518026

Perhaps it is one of the IPCC's weather stations in China.

Jan 11, 2010 at 3:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Pablo de la Sierra

Pete,
It is a joke, of course. My junk filter grabbed this obvious phishing effort.
The point is that this scam is not really very different from 'real' programs from the UN, like the IPCC..

Jan 11, 2010 at 5:33 PM | Unregistered Commenterhunter

I like Cornelius gate


hint http://www.singaporesoxfan.com/images/cornelius.jpg

Jan 12, 2010 at 4:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterDerek

another interesting fact regarding Pachauri: he's a noable member of the Clinton Global initiative but a search under meetings with him shows a server error file not found or removed or temporarily unavailable, Hmmm wonder why?

Jan 17, 2010 at 5:45 PM | Unregistered Commenterdave the "denier"

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