We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Sooo....let me see now....d'ya suppose that the University of East Anglia has received "private monies" in the last five years? That is to say has the university received private "research"monies from USA "Foundations", USA "Research Institutes", USA "Community Groups", USA "World Health" interest groups, etc.,etc.? I betcha if we took a look at the books--we'd find some really nice contributions. Most likely they were not entered in the university's books under the Weather program. NAAAH, too slick for that. Nope those monies are probably in places like "women's health", or "agriculture", or "community and policy". what d'ya think?
Now that the climategate researchers have admitted that the original raw data on which they've based their erroneous conclusions has been discarded, one is driven to ask the old, but relevant question -- quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Or, alternatively, whose nasty dog ate your homework?