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  •  Not BS (0+ / 0-)

    There is email evidence of structuring payments to workers to avoid taxes.

    Also, destroying evidence in the face of a potential lawsuit is also illegal.

    •  If true, that has nothing to do with (3+ / 0-)
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      RunawayRose, yaque, CMYK

      the veracity of global warming or any of their data. In fairness, I'm not sure you're implying that, but it should be stated nonetheless.

      Research science: a series of failures sporadically punctuated by success

      by dpryan on Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 04:02:58 PM PST

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    •  Guess what? It's now worthless (3+ / 0-)
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      RunawayRose, ozsea1, yaque

      because the emails were obtained through theft, the evidence is inadmissible.

      And what might that have to do with the science of AGW?

      I'd be willing to bet that if you took a random sampling of several thousand emails taken from any private company on earth, you'd see tons of this sort of activity.

    •  the deletion (2+ / 0-)
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      RunawayRose, yaque

      of email is a recent change to federal and state rules in the courts, I am not seeing original emails with dates, and the dates of the laws of the UK.  And a request for information doesn't necessarily imply a lawsuit, though it is a violation of law to comply and may be enforced through suit.

      If emails weren't actually deleted, and there is mention of seeking legal counsel to fight a release under FOI, that's hardly evidence of wrong doing.

      And legally avoiding taxes by structuring payments is evidence of nothing.  What UK revenue law was avoided and in what way was the structuring not tax planning but tax evasion?

    •  What evidence was destroyed? (3+ / 0-)
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      RunawayRose, dpryan, yaque

      Be specific.  

      Also, structuring payments to avoid taxes is not illegal.  Evading taxes is illegal.  
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