Muzzling in Jan-Feb 2000 - before G.W. Bush became President
- This shows muzzling of a government employee in Jan-Feb of 2000,
nearly one year before G.W. Bush got into the White house. The NOAA
NWS supervisors who did the muzzling probably voted for G.W. in Nov.
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Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2000 18:21:05 -0600
Subject: I request your help
To: Dr. James D. Baker, director of NOAA
From: Patrick J. Neuman, National Weather Service, North
Central River Forecast Center, Chanhassen, Minnesota
Dear Dr. Baker,
I have recently experienced complications at work as a result of my
efforts in support of your bold statements on global warming on the
CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.
I made a poster on global warming, and planned to participate in the
demonstration of government services at the Mall of America this
weekend. On Friday, I was ordered to stop all efforts concerning
global warming by my supervisor, Dean Braatz. I called the NWS Central
Region personal office and spoke with Pat Jordan who advised me not to
participate in the demo even as a private citizen. Today I discovered
that my computer at work has been removed and sent to the regional
Next week I oversee our initial snowmelt flood outlook, which I have
done for the past 21 years. Although the potential for flooding in the
Midwest this year is not great, it is still going to be a very
difficult task without easy access to my computer and files.
My messages of concern on global warming can be found on several
egroup lists on the Internet, primarily on mn-politics-discuss. I have
been considering this effort as having importance above all else.
Will you check into this work complication for me and see if I can get
my computer back immediately to help in preparing for this week's
Will you see if I can get explanation on why I was allowed to prepare
for the demo at the Mall on global warming then not even allowed to
participate in it as a private citizen?
This situation is creating a great deal of stress in my life. Please
get back to me as soon as possible. I would be honored to speak with
you about it, if you called me.
St. Paul MN
phone: home 651 647 5136 work: 612 361 6664
e-mail npat1@... work: pat.neuman@...