ShakaUVM writes "Without any fanfare or notice in the media, President Obama has granted INTERPOL diplomatic immunity while conducting investigations on American soil. While INTERPOL has been allowed to operate in the US in the past, under an executive order by President Reagan, they've had to follow the same rules as the FBI, CIA, etc., while on American soil. This means, among other things, INTERPOL is immune to Freedom of Information Act requests and that INTERPOL agents cannot be punished for most any crimes they may commit. Hopefully the worst we'll see from this is INTERPOL agents ignoring their speeding tickets."Link to Original Source
Anonymous Howard writes "As the Bali climate change conference gets underway, a group of global warming dissenters have descended on Bali, arguing for governments to have the courage to "do nothing" in the face of a non-existent problem. Claiming that they have papers showing that the IPCC has been wrong about nearly everything, their more insightful claim is about how politics can lead to a fracturing of the scientific community, where subscription to a political cause is more important than real scientific debate.
Of course even that needs to be considered in the light that the page was written by Inhofe, the biggest anti-global warming person in congress:
Still — what is more important? Scientists presenting a united front to convince the world that global warming is real? Or allowing vocal dissenters their say?"