The executives were extremely excited about the new business and green job opportunities..
Smart Grids. Windmills. And..
Chicago Climate Exchange.
Our family sat down Friday night and played games of Zilch and a few hours later we looked outside and saw we had around 16 inches of beautiful cooling snow upon this warming planet. The hot chocolate mugs were set aside and then I read the news.
Copenhagen. This global warming event was a failure. What a waste of time and money. The headlines said it all.
From the U.S.: President Barack Obama said the United States, China and several other countries reached an “unprecedented breakthrough” Friday to curb.. Notice the different takes on the event between here and across the big pond? More on that later.
I am not going to go as far as some and brush off global warming warnings, but I am increasingly convinced that statements like: “our factories are killing kids in third world countries,” as Lydia Baker, Save the Children’s policy adviser basically said today makes this issue the new race card equivalency. Not unlike how the media was duped into calling anyone who disagreed with Obama in 2008 elections a racist, the U.S. media is prepared to call climate change skeptics uncaring, soulless rich, thieving thugs.
The irony is that I honestly believe that some of those rich thugs are funding the movement against the other rich thugs. Take this note posted on Hufpo (12/18/2009) by Rep. Diana DeGette, U.S. Representative from Colorado
I wonder if she knows just how revealing that little memo was for those who pay attention to details?
It’s All About The Money.
Anyone who has read my articles in the past knows that I have a certain distain for the relationship between the news-filtering, spy-on-Internet-surfers, Obama-loving Google and the current administration. But the relationships that have developed between corporate America and the U.S. Government during this “scare the crap out of people” movement is disturbing to say the least.
It’s not enough that these companies are spending millions to lobby in DC they are hosting a Copenhagen breakfast for our jet-set legislators to pump up the urgency of the moment.
Smart Grid. That would be General Electric. GE, who until its recent deal with Comcast, owned NBC news and is an entertaining example of how one rich thug can use its media company to promote alternative energy, preach global warming and make billions for its shareholders, while beating up on other rich thugs.
They have a fine array of government sponsored businesses. If you recall they sort of supported, and now heavily promote military escalation. (From fighters, helicopters and transports to the next generation of unmanned aircraft, GE’s military engines provide the necessary power and reliability for …)
But they are environmentally friendly rich thugs, as they also happen to be a world leader in developing wind power generators. I despise coal company thugs so much that I would put a turbine in my bedroom if I thought it would help save mountains. But I will not act blind to what appears to be going on with a mountain of my tax dollars.
Thank you citizens of Oregon. Your generous tax contributions may save a mountain here in the East.
I urge everyone to be kind to the earth. Use less electricity. Drive less. Make sure you take the shortest routes when you fly your private jets to save-the-world meetings. Do all you can do to help. I also urge you to pay attention and don’t simply assume that every company that adds a little green hue to their websites is overwhelmingly concerned for the well being of poor little kids in island nations who may be flooded when the polar caps melt.
These companies are run by good capitalists, as they should be. But will you be shamed enough by their “don’t be an enemy of the earth” mantra that you willingly ask and allow them to use your own government to reach deeper in your pockets to enrich their investors?
Which brings us to the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). Yes. There is that word again: Chicago. CCX also controls the European Exchange. Al, I don’t want to pay taxes in America so I will incorporate my company in London, Gore owns 10% of CCX. The exchange was set up by former Goldman Sachs head (drum roll) former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulsen. Goldman also owns 10% of the exchange.
I am personally against Cap and Trade because it will increase mountaintop removal. Companies that operate coal powered electric plants will buy carbon credits from defunct Russian (formerly Soviet Government owned) companies and jack up their production. [Link: Russia, as a result of the collapse of much of its heavy industry in the 1990s, owns one of the largest stocks of credits to offset carbon emissions.]
The reason you should be against it is you should have some pure skepticism lurking about you when you accept the notion that the people promoting it are going to get very rich, off of you, if the rules go into place. We are talking about a world-wide multi-TRILLION dollar industry.
This is a global rip off. For example a consultant based in Kenya tells developing (poor) countries they can make money selling carbon credits on the CCX to industrialized countries which fail to meet emission limits. Everybody can have a piece of your American Pie.
Outside of plowing your hard-earned money into the pockets of old Chicago friends, you may ask, why would the president of the United States of America be behind something that is not a part of the pure and joyful change we hoped for when we selected him?
Let’s look at some history. Once you screw up and vote present on something (or let your ghost writer Bill tell you how to vote) you basically have to stick with the theme.
The Joyce Foundation, on whose board of directors Obama served with “just a guy down the street” Bill Ayers, gave nearly $1.1 million in two separate grants that were “instrumental in developing and launching the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange.”
From (Consider the source, CFP ,but think about the words.)
I am very happy that winter came here in time for Christmas and I am actually pleased that the Copenhagen talks failed to produce the deal the corporate sponsors put on their Santa wish list. Maybe soon we can look at environmental issues without using a Harvard MBA business plan as the boiler template for cooperative agreements and maybe..
Maybe the U.S. MSM will get their heads out of their butts and seek truth before reporting opinions given to them by their sources who sign checks written on our bank accounts.
ps. Mr. President. You can fly to Denmark; stick your nose up at the world; insult the Chinese people; act like you give a damn.. But not once have you visited a Mountaintop Removal Coal mine site in
your our own country. So tell me: What ARE you smoking these days?