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The Chicago Climate Exchange, Pt. 1: An Elitist Redistribution Scam

The amazing thing about elitist scams are how under the guise of social justice they make the elite richer and more powerful. Socialism historically is predicated on a group of elitists building a society that reduces all of its’ citizens to a common standard of living. The resulting society does not value the individual, their rights or their achievements.

Currently the global and U.S. elite are pushing their climate change/green agenda with the threat of a global catastrophe. With this as their launching pad they have set in motion hundreds of laws and regulations, both domestically and through the U.N. designed to drive the world toward some form of “global governance” all while making themselves richer and more powerful in the process.

With this as a back drop, let’s talk about the latest scam brought to you by: the President, Goldman Sachs, Van Jones, Al Gore, George Soros and Franklin Raines just to name a few. Without further delay, let me introduce you to – The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX).

So what is the Chicago Climate Exchange? Well, if the financial projections are right and the administration can ram through some form of “Cap & Trade”, it will be a $10 trillion cash machine.

According to a Fox News story by Fred Barnes, “While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president.”

As a members of the board of directors of the Joyce Foundation, both Obama and Valerie Jarret served and were key players in providing nearly $1.1 million in two separate grants that were “instrumental in developing and launching the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange, which now claims to be “North America’s only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide.”

So why does a private foundation fund a private business? Who invests in a business that gets its’ start up funds from a private foundation? The list is impressive but we will get back to that in a minute. First a little history on CCX, from their website:

“The institution that is today the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) began with a grant in 2000 from the Joyce Foundation, a leading philanthropy based in Chicago known for its innovative approach to public policy issues, which supported the inception, creation, feasibility and design of CCX. The support was provided as part of a series of special Millennium grants made by the Foundation to catalyze, support and reinforce ideas, concepts or institutions of lasting intergenerational significance.

An initial grant of $347,000 was made to the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University to provide technical support to Dr. Richard Sandor and colleagues to examine whether a cap-and-trade market was feasible in the U.S. to facilitate significant greenhouse gas reductions, using a voluntary regional Midwest model from which national and international lessons might be drawn.

A second grant of $760,000 was provided in 2001 to proceed with a design phase, which ran through 2002 and involved more than one hundred professionals in the corporate, public, non-governmental and academic sectors, who worked with Dr. Sandor, his colleague, Dr. Michael Walsh, and others to develop a core set of rules, protocols and design elements that would underpin and shape a pilot reduction and trading design.

In 2003, CCX launched trading operations, with the following 13 Charter Members:

American Electric Power, Baxter International Inc., City of Chicago, DuPont, Ford Motor Co., International Paper

Manitoba Hydro Corp., MeadWestvaco Corp., Motorola Inc., STMicroelectronics, Stora Enso North America

Temple-Inland Inc., Waste Management Inc.

Through their CCX membership, the above organizations were first in the world to make legally binding commitments to reduce all six greenhouse gases, in the world’s first multinational multi-sector market for reducing and trading greenhouse gases.

CCX is a U.S. corporation, and today remains the only emissions reduction and trading system for all six greenhouse gases and the only operational cap and trade system in North America. CCX has nearly 300 Members from all sectors and Offset Projects worldwide. See full Member list.

In 2005, CCX launched the European Climate Exchange (ECX), now the dominant exchange operating in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme. CCX also launched the Chicago Climate Futures Exchange (CCFE), a CFTC-regulated futures exchange that offers standardized and cleared futures and options contracts on emission allowances and other environmental products, the world’s first environmental derivatives exchange. Since 2006, CCX, ECX and CCFE have been owned by Climate Exchange Plc (LSE: CLE.L), a publicly traded company listed on the AIM of the London Stock Exchange. Richard Sandor is Chairman of Climate Exchange Plc.”

It all sounds so innocent on the surface but when you dig a little there is cause for concern. This story will be two parts because it is complicated and troubling.

We’ll start with a little background on Cap & Trade. What is cap and trade?

The Cap – It is a system that sets a limit or a cap on emissions generated by fossil fuel use. Companies and residences will be given an emission limit based on either a formula or a historical profile. Over time the limit would be reduced to achieve a target that in theory would reduce the cumulative global output to 80% of 1990 actual output by 2050.

The Trade – Companies and individuals (residential allotments) that perform below their allocated levels can bank the unused units and sell them to companies that exceed their allocated units.

Besides the ones already mentioned, some of the other key players in this story are:

Al Gore, founder of the London-based Generation Investment Management, GIM purchased a huge stake in Chicago Climate Exchange. They are the fifth largest shareholder. Former Vice President Al Gore partnered with people from Goldman Sachs such as David Blood, Mark Ferguson and Peter Harris to name a few.

Franklin Raines, the disgraced former CEO of Fannie Mae is now a member of the Board of Trustees of Enterprise Community Partners. The stated mission of Enterprise, “We create opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through fit, affordable housing and diverse, thriving communities. Central to our mission is Enterprise’s fundamental commitment to give people living in poverty an opportunity to move up and out. We believe that these opportunities are best provided in communities with a diverse mix of affordable and market housing options, access to jobs and social supports, and a strong commitment to the environment and civic participation.”

However, before leaving Fannie Mae, Raines used Fannie Mae funds, in other words, taxpayers money to buy technology to measure and manage carbon credits. Patent No. 6904336 was approved by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office for this technology on Nov. 7, 2006 the day after Obama and Democrats won the election and took control of the House. The patent, which Fannie Mae co-owns with Cantor Fitzgerald subsidiary CO2e.com. The patent gives Fannie Mae a leg up on the fledgling carbon trading market. The result is a quasi government agency now has a major financial stake in the success of cap-and-trade legislation.

The patent, gives Fannie Mae proprietary control over an automated trading system that pools and sells credits for residential carbon reduction upgrades like solar panels and high-efficiency appliances. These credits can be bought by companies and utilities that don’t meet emission reduction targets. Under Cap & Trade, the EPA will determine arbitrary CO2 standards that could affect every manufacturing company in country. Is it a stretch to think that Fannie and CCX will come to a licensing deal of some sort on this technology – or is the deal already in place?

There are concerns on Capitol Hill. Rep. Chaffetz (R-UT) and Rep. Issa (R-CA) have been asking a lot of questions saying, “ We are troubled by evidence that, while Fannie Mae was funding hundreds of billions of dollars in risky mortgages that were a primary cause of the financial crisis, it was simultaneously pursuing a patent to capitalize on the potential of legislative efforts that would have the effect of increasing costs to millions of Americans.”

Rep. Issa also said, “Fannie Mae appears to have served as a full-blown liberal think tank for crony-capitalist ideas. While the crony-capitalist Democrats who ran Fannie Mae like Franklin Raines and Jim Johnson used these kinds of ideas to enrich themselves, it was the American taxpayers who were left holding the bag after they failed. It’s disturbing that Fannie Mae executives were positioning themselves in 2005 for financial gain from an Obama Administration cap-and-trade system, but given the huge amount of campaign contributions Fannie Mae poured over President Obama it should be no surprise.”

And then there’s Goldman Sachs who owns ten percent of the CCX and its 10 Trillion a year potential. More on them later.

Additional players who we will cover in part 2 of this story: Goldman Sachs, Maurice Strong, Dr. Richard Sandor and Joel Rogers.

So the Chicago Climate Exchange will become the next NASDAQ. They will trade in the greatest derivative ever conceived – an immeasurable unit of gas. Or as I have heard it said, puffs of air! A $10 trillion market of nothing but trading certificates!

Theoretically, the system would be adopted worldwide and the total global cap would be designed to reduce global warming. This sounds great right? But wait it turns out that global warming might not even be real. This is not about saving the Earth. There’s a lot of money and power riding on climate legislation.

Cap & Trade will be just another tax and financial burden on the citizens of the U.S. It is an international wealth shifting program designed to weaken the U.S. economy, make elite richer and secure their power for years to come. Remember these are the same people that said:

“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” – Maurice Strong, a primary power behind UN Agenda 21, architect of the Kyoto Protocol and CCX Board Member.

“I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.” and…

“Adopting a central organizing principle means embarking on an all-out effort to use every policy and program, every law and institution, to halt the destruction of the environment.” – Al Gore, founder of GIM and major investor in CCX

Wake up, America! Something is very wrong with this picture. Write your representatives and tell them we are not interested in Cap & Trade or subsidizing the cost of switching to alternative energy systems on an artificial schedule. We can be good stewards of the earth without destroying our country or making the elite richer. Through American innovation we will continue to move toward cleaner energy and more thoughtful environmental policies but not at the expense of our own economic security or personal liberties. This is a scam! This is redistribution of wealth and an elite power grab. More to come…

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“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction” – Ronald Reagan

Climate Change Unravels But Refuses to Die!

What in the world is happening? Could it be? Climate change is a scam?

So you are probably thinking… Climate Change, Cap & Trade and the like are dead… Why is he still writing about this? Wake up, people this is the administration that refuses to give up on healthcare reform and trying KSM in NYC!

News Flashes from the real world!

  • For the first time in 14 years, Lake Erie is frozen. That’s right, the entire surface of the 241-mile-long lake is frozen over end to end. 
  • Last week, the east coast was battered by record snowfalls with some areas receiving three feet of snow. This is not a singular event though.  So far this year, Baltimore (72.3 inches), Washington D.C. (54.9 inches) and Philadelphia (70.3 inches) have all beaten their previous records for snowiest winters.
  • From The Register, a U.K. newspaper: “More trouble looms for the IPCC. The body may need to revise statements made in its Fourth Assessment Report on hurricanes and global warming. A statistical analysis of the raw data shows that the claims that global hurricane activity has increased cannot be supported.”  
  • From Les Hatton, PhD Meteorologist and fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society: Analyzed hurricane activity from 1946 to 2009. He studied the number of storms and their strengths. He concluded the pattern averaged out. He went on to say that Al Gore made misleading statements in his prediction (more intense hurricanes) for the next 100 year pattern by choosing to use the 2005 (Katrina) data in a vacuum to support his assertion. Within the data set 2005 stands out as a complete anomaly.
  • A growing number of “climate change” researchers are focused on the accuracy of thousands of weather stations around the world, which have been used to collect temperature data over the past 100 years. “The temperature records cannot be relied on as indicators of global change,” said John Christy, professor of atmospheric science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, a former lead author on the IPCC. Many of these gathering stations have been compromised by everything from urbanization to relocation. There are well documented examples of weather stations in places such as: next to heat generating equipment, at the Rome airport near an area where jets are taxiing and on the grounds of an waste industrial incinerator.  Ross McKitrick, professor of economics at the University of Guelph, Canada, an invitee to a recent IPCC event said, “We concluded, with overwhelming statistical significance, that the IPCC’s climate data are contaminated with surface effects from industrialization and data quality problems. These add up to a large warming bias.”
  • And last from Professor Phil Jones, former director of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit comes the following admissions: 
  1. For the past 15 years there has been no ‘statistically significant’ warming.
  2. Conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now.  (This would imply global warming is not a man-made phenomenon.)
  3. Admitted he had “trouble” keeping track of the raw data that was critical to the theory of climate change. (What the hell does that mean – you’re a scientist?)

The proof against this scam is starting to pile up. The story is unraveling. So what’s next? Will it die?

Will the Obama administration call a time out and attempt to sort out the truth from the lies? After all, this is a huge piece of their political agenda. One would think they would want to be sure they are on the right track before pushing the country and our economy down a path from which there is no return.

To get the answer we turn to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) administrator Jane Lubchenco, who was asked this question on NPR, “Last week we saw some really unusual weather patterns not only through the mid-Atlantic but even today in the southern part of the US.  What do you think has made this year so different?” To which she replied, “It’s important that people recognize that weather is not the same as climate, and record-breaking storms neither negate nor approve climate change.  This year we have indeed seen a lot of seemingly strange things — record snowfalls in the mid-Atlantic region — even though the planet is warming.  And this isn’t a contradiction, and it’s not really unexpected.  The multiple snowstorms we’ve been seeing this winter with more on the way likely are a result of the confluence of El Nino and the Arctic Oscillation”.

Of course, this is true – El Nino and the Arctic Oscillation are cyclical parts of our weather pattern and occur regardless of man-made activity. The point being that weather is weather and climate change if it does exist would need other scientific data besides weather to support it. However, the environmental elite want to have it both ways. They want to point at weather when it suits their argument and discredit it when it doesn’t. That is why they renamed it “climate change” from “global warming”, after all.

As for Ms. Lubchenco, she just keeps pushing the administrations agenda. When asked, “What is your reaction to the growing sense around the country, perhaps even around the world, that global warming is a hoax?” She replied, “Climate change is underway.  It’s happening now.  It is resulting in many changes that will affect the way people live and do business.  And the fact that we are getting more and more requests for information about droughts, about future heat waves, about air quality, forest fires, sea level rise inundating coasts…” Really?

“It (Climate Change) has become completely political — it’s not about science at all,” said Fox affiliate WDAF  chief meteorologist, Mike Thompson “If science were the objective, then we would be seeing an entirely different debate. But there are agendas at play, and it has undermined the credibility of climate science.”

Remember this…

Quote from the Club of Rome: “In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill….All these dangers are caused by human intervention….and thus the “real enemy, then, is humanity itself….believe humanity requires a common motivation, namely a common adversary in order to realize world government. It does not matter if this common enemy is “a real one or….one invented for the purpose.” (The Club of Rome is an elitist think tank founded in 1968 and dedicated to limiting growth of the industrialized nations worldwide.)

…Or this?

UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon: “ All agree that climate change is an existential threat to humankind. … The issues are complex, affecting everything from national economies to individual lifestyles. They involve political trade-offs and commitments of resources no leader can undertake lightly. … Yet the elements of a deal are on the table. All we require to put them in place is political will. We need to step back from narrow national interest and engage in frank and constructive discussion in a spirit of global common cause”.

First, all do not agree that its’ real, much less an eminent threat to the world. Also read what is said closely and it is easy to see the real picture. The goal is a “global common cause”. So what does that mean? Again read carefully. It involves “political trade-offs”, “commitments of resources”, and “the need to step back from narrow national interests”. If you pay attention it is pretty easy to decipher, the plan calls for a worldwide social re-engineering that will lead to world government.

“It (Climate Change) has become completely political — it’s not about science at all,” said Fox affiliate WDAF  chief meteorologist, Mike Thompson “If science were the objective, then we would be seeing an entirely different debate. But there are agendas at play, and it has undermined the credibility of climate science.”

There’s your answer! IT IS NOT going away, the climate change scam and the “green agenda” will just keep reinventing itself looking for a way to invade your psyche. The “Progressive Left” will keep trying to find a scare tactic to get us on board because “It does not matter if this common enemy is “a real one or….one invented for the purpose.”

Plain and simple this is a power grab designed to redistribute wealth and reengineer society. In the absence of legislation the Obama administration has used the EPA to continue pushing their agenda declaring carbon dioxide “a harmful greenhouse gas”. They also established a Climate Program inside the NOAA to provide the public with “information on the climate and how it impacts their lives”. Can you say propoganda?

Remember their goals…

Quote by Michael Oppenheimer, major environmentalist: “The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States. We can’t let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization, we have in the US. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are.”

Quote by Emma Brindal, a climate justice campaigner coordinator for Friends of the Earth: “A climate change response must have at its heart a redistribution of wealth and resources.”

Wake up, America! This is a global scam. Our sovereignty, our economy and our futures are at stake! Contact your elected representatives and The White House – tell them; No Cap & Trade, No Treaties on Climate Change, No deals with the U.N. and no subsidies to foreign governments (carbon reparations) – we do not owe them and we can not afford to pay them!

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“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free”.  – Ronald Reagan

Indoctrination of a Nation

University of Minnesota calls for ideological purity for teachers

When did ideological purity become a prerequisite to attaining a teaching degree? The University of Minnesota wants to cleanse the Minnesota education system of cultural biases. Therefore, it will expect its’ education graduates to confess to their own bigotry if they believe in the American dream of equal opportunity.

These are the conclusions of the Race, Culture, Class and Gender Task Group at the U’s College of Education and Human Development. Specifically the task force says that future teachers must dismiss the idea of “the American Dream” in order to obtain their teaching licensure required by the state.

The task force proposes making race, class and gender politics the “overarching framework” for all teaching courses at the university. In January, planners will review the recommendations and decide how to proceed.

The first step toward “cultural competence,” says the task group, is for future teachers to recognize — and confess — their own bigotry”. This will be achieved through exercises designed to allow prospective teachers to describe their own prejudices, stereotypes and take a “cultural intelligence” assessment. The assessment is designed to help them identify their own racism, classism and other cultural assumptions.

According to the task force the objective is to ensure that “future teachers will be able to discuss their own histories and current thinking drawing on notions of white privilege, hegemonic masculinity, heteronormativity, and internalized oppression.” These teachers will be required to champion social justice, “to explain how institutional racism works in schools” and acknowledge the flaws in the American Dream. They also recommend requiring “our future teachers” to “articulate a sophisticated and nuanced critical analysis” of this view of the American promise.

This is liberal indoctrination and manipulation for adults. It is also further proof that in the ranks of higher education there is a concerted effort to drive a social re-engineering of our country.

Indoctrination and manipulation is for kids too! Meet the Earth Scouts….

After watching “The Story of Stuff” (http://wp.me/pv8jP-9r) you’ll feel really bad if you are only 7 or 8 years old. But maybe you would feel better if you could help fix the broken planet you live on… I know you could join the Earth Scouts!

That’s right – The Earth Scouts. I know, I know – who the hell are the Earth Scouts?

From their website:

“Earth Scouts is an inclusive, co-educational scouting program, in which facilitators provide a cooperative learning environment for future community leaders and change agents seeking sustainability, equity and nonviolence. Earth Scouts are the parents, teachers, mentors and youth who come together to engage in a shared learning experience that teaches and supports understanding and action on community issues in ways that are congruent with the Earth Charter. Earth Scouts is a program of Earth Charter U.S.”

“…Earth Scouts is more than a scouting program. It is a group experience in which each child or youth:

Finds his/her voice for leadership;

Understands the complexity of sustainability—that it involves social and economic equity, environmental soundness, nonviolence and peace;

Takes the responsibility to transform her/his concerns into action either as an individual or as a group.

“… Earth Scouts is a way of life and a way of perceiving the world that is connected to the Earth Charter, a larger shared global vision for a caring, sustainable and peaceful world.”

“The Earth Charter, is a set of values and principles for a sustainable future written by thousands of people in 78 countries over the course of ten years. It was launched at The Hague Peace Palace in 2000.

The sixteen Earth Charter principles focus on respect for nature, economic justice, universal human rights, and a culture of peace. The Earth Charter has been used as a foundation for businesses, governments, and communities working towards building a just, sustainable, and peaceful society.

It is based on 50 UN Declarations, 200 agreements of non-governmental organizations, the perspectives of contemporary science and cosmology, the wisdom of world religions and ancient and current sustainable ways of living and working.”

“Earth Scouts nurtures the development of children and youth in learning and participatory actions to improve their neighborhoods and communities. A large body of research validates the importance of community service activities in the positive psychological, social and intellectual growth of youthful participants. Short-term outcomes include improved grades and attendance at school, increased personal efficacy, recognition of the importance of participating in the political system, and socially responsible, community-oriented attitudes. Long-term outcomes include increased likelihood of voting in adulthood, commitment to future service, decreased likelihood of dropping out of school, improved transition from school to work, and a strong intrinsic work motivation. In short, research shows that giving children and youth opportunities to become engaged in civic activities increases the likelihood that they will become healthy, active citizens.”

“ECUS’s mission is to mainstream the Earth Charter’s vision and principles through inspiration, education and initiatives that include the Earth Charter Community Alliance, an informal network of Earth Charter organizers around the country; global annual Earth Charter Community Summits; and Earth Scouts. Other projects in development include the Sustainable Business Coalition, an Earth Charter Curricula for Education, the development of Earth Charter Community Indicators, an Earth Charter Leadership Academy and the League of Earth Charter Voters.”

Boy, I am so bummed they didn’t have this when I was a kid – NOT! If you read this crap closely you will see this another major indoctrination effort of the green movement to politically manipulate our kids. Sorry to be so cynical but does this sound like fun to anyone? There is nothing wrong with educating kids about the environment. When I was a kid, I was a Boy Scout. It was fun and educational. Almost every rank and many merit badges included some form of conservation project. We learned about nature, conservation, astronomy, biology and having fun; but nobody was cramming a political agenda down our throats.

Pay attention to the words from their website; here are just a handful that are very telling: sustainability, personal efficacy, environmental soundness, social and economic equity all of these sound noble on the surface but when you factor in – “It is based on 50 UN Declarations, 200 agreements of non-governmental organizations, the perspectives of contemporary science and cosmology, the wisdom of world religions and ancient and current sustainable ways of living and working.” it begins to sound more like another scheme to indoctrinate the youth and convert them into “environmental community organizers”. Also it is hard to overlook that a stated objective is “recognition of the importance of participating in the political system.” In any normal youth program an enhanced sense of citizenship and its’ value is a desired outcome. However that is not the same as saying, “increased likelihood of voting in adulthood” is a stated goal. Or that Earth Scouts is a way of life and a way of perceiving the world that is connected to the Earth Charter, a larger shared global vision for a caring, sustainable and peaceful world.

Let’s be honest – we all want a cleaner, healthier, more peaceful world but the path to that goal is not through youth political movements designed to indoctrinate but disguised as scouting.

From the website it is difficult to tell who is funding this worldwide program but I sure would like to know. I have a few suspects but I’ll keep them to myself until I have proof.

Wake up America! We are surrounded and now they are after our kids!

“This is one of those issues that you just can’t put down, … It is a fantastic read, and will leave you with no doubt whatsoever that America’s colleges today have become radical indoctrination centers ? and your kids are the target.” – Joseph Farah

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Al Gore reads his putrid poem…HURL!

Al Gore reads his ridiculous poem about “Climate Change”. He is a moron and a pompous ass! How can anyone believe this crap!

Here is the poem in full:

One thin September soon

A floating continent disappears

In midnight sun

Vapors rise as

Fever settles on an acid sea

Neptune’s bones dissolve

Snow glides from the mountain

Ice fathers floods for a season

A hard rain comes quickly

Then dirt is parched

Kindling is placed in the forest

For the lightning’s celebration

Unknown creatures

Take their leave, unmourned

Horsemen ready their stirrups

Passion seeks heroes and friends

The bell of the city

On the hill is rung

The shepherd cries

The hour of choosing has arrived

Here are your tools

Excuse me while I go throw up. This man is an idiot with an agenda. If you are not scared you should be.

Quote by Al Gore, former vice president: “I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.”

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Copenhagen “Wealth Redistribution Plans” in Chaos!

The UN sponsored climate change talks are being interrupted by “developing nations” who want the west and other developed nations to “do more”.  As you might expect the entire situation is a joke. The third world nations want subsidies from the “rich” nations – can you say “redistribution of wealth”? 

Don’t be fooled this is just more grand standing to set the stage for UN intervention and “global governance” through treaties.

Please read the story below reprinted from the AP:

Developing countries boycott UN climate talks

By MICHAEL CASEY, AP


COPENHAGEN — China, India and other developing nations boycotted U.N. climate talks on Monday, bringing negotiations to a halt with their demand that rich countries discuss much deeper cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions.

Representatives from developing countries — a bloc of 135 nations — said they refused to participate in any formal working groups at the 192-nation summit until the issue was resolved.

The African-led move was a setback for the Copenhagen talks, which were already faltering over long-running disputes between rich and poor nations over emissions cuts and financing for developing countries to deal with climate change.

However, the move Monday was largely seen as a ploy to shift the agenda to the responsibilities of the industrial countries and make emissions reductions the first item for discussion when world leaders begin arriving Tuesday.

“I don’t think the talks are falling apart, but we’re losing time,” said Kim Carstensen, of the World Wildlife Fund. The developing countries “are making a point.”

The dispute came as the conference entered its second week, and only days before over 100 world leaders including President Barack Obama were scheduled to arrive in Copenhagen.

“Nothing is happening at this moment,” Zia Hoque Mukta, a delegate from Bangladesh, told The Associated Press. He said developing countries have demanded that conference president Connie Hedegaard of Denmark bring the industrial nations’ emissions targets to the top of the agenda before talks can resume.

Poor countries, supported by China, say Hedegaard had raised suspicion that the conference was likely to kill the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which limited carbon emissions by wealthy countries and imposed penalties for failing to meet those targets.

Poor countries want to extend that treaty because it commits rich nations to emissions cuts and imposes penalties if they fall short. The United States withdrew from Kyoto over concerns that it would harm the U.S. economy and that China, India and other major greenhouse gas emitters were not required to take action.

“We are seeing the death of the Kyoto Protocol,” said Djemouai Kamel of Algeria, the head of the 50-nation Africa group.

It was the second time the Africans have disrupted the climate talks. At the last round of negotiations in November, the African bloc forced a one-day suspension until wealthy countries agreed to spell out what steps they will take to reduce emissions.

An African delegate said developing countries decided to block the negotiations at a meeting hours before the conference was to resume. He was speaking on condition of anonymity because the meeting was held behind closed doors. He said applause broke out every time China, India or another country supported the proposal to stall the talks.

U.N. climate chief Yvo De Boer said Hedegaard was holding informal consultations with delegates “to get things going.”

In Washington, The White House on Monday announced a new program drawing funds from international partners to spend $350 million over five years to give developing nations clean energy technology to curb greenhouse gas emissions and reduce global warming.

The program will distribute solar power alternatives for homes, including sun-powered lanterns, supply cleaner equipment and appliances and work to develop renewable energy systems in the world’s poorer nations.

The funding plan grew out of the Major Economies Forum (MEF) established among the world’s top economies earlier this year.

The U.S. share of the program will amount to $85 million with the remainder coming from Australia, Britain, Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland, the White House said in a statement.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Energy Secretary Steven Chu is to coordinate with partners in the group to insure immediate action on the program.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s office said he would arrive in Copenhagen on Tuesday — two days earlier than previously planned — in an attempt to inject momentum into the climate talks.

“His view is that these negotiations can’t wait until the last-minute. He believes that we have learnt the lessons from the G-20, that it takes leadership to get involved and try to pull together what is required as soon as possible,” Brown’s spokesman Simon Lewis told reporters in London.

Lewis denied that Brown — facing a national election by June — was seeking to personal credit if a deal is struck. “He is not seeking to push himself forward, but he has taken a personal view that it is important that, if world leaders can, they should get there early,” the spokesman said.

Earlier Monday, British Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband said it’s up to him and his counterparts in Copenhagen to help bridge that gap between rich and poor countries and “not to leave everything” to the world leaders.

“There are still difficult issues of process and substance that we have to overcome in the coming days,” Miliband said. “Can we get the emission cuts we need? We need higher ambition from others and we will be pushing for that.”

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Associated Press Writer Arthur Max contributed to this report.

Wake up America! This is all bullshit, designed to steal your wealth and your freedom. This will occur through forfeiture of our national sovereignty by way of UN treaties, like Agenda 21 and Copenhagen. Just say no! Tell your Congressional representatives we are not interested in being part of a global government. We are Americans and we demand our sovereignty!

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Copenhagen Update: Redistribution of Wealth and the Human Enterprise

Today’s blog is by guest blogger, Q.W. Johannes; a wise American who has witnessed 80 years of American growth, change and evolution from the Great Depression to the election of Obama. 

The  AP reports “in just 15 years , the annual conferences reviewing the 1992 U.N. climate treaty have grown into  assemblies that, perhaps more than any other, encompass the human enterprise.”  That  is  probably true but in  a  different context than what the writer intended. 

Unfortunately, the “human enterprise” at work in the U.N. has nothing to do with climate change and everything to do with redistribution of wealth  and global governance!  The “human enterprise” is  being directed by  various corrupt government officials in league with unscrupulous global business  leaders , central bankers  and  billionaire manipulators like George Soros. 

The Copenhagen conference regales attendees with fear mongering videos showing  child’s nightmare  of climate change disasters or one with  polar bears falling from the sky and smashing to the pavement below.  Is this a serious presentation of scientific fact or just another pack of lies to strike fear in the hearts of the uninformed masses?  Does anyone still believe the factually flawed Al Gore ? As the  AP  and the rest  of the mainstream media studiously ignore the recent revelations concerning falsified data from the  U.N.’s  scientific advisory panel, the charlatans  press on  with their  fraudulent scam. 

Meanwhile, here at home,  the EPA conveniently announces that  CO 2 is harmful to the health of human beings, you know, the same CO 2 which is a natural by-product of breathing. The EPA announcement is made coincidently as the Copenhagen conference is about to begin. 

The EPA is making these costly regulations without the support of factual scientific data or regard for the economic consequences to America. Instead they are trying to “nudge” as Cass Sunstein likes to say, the legislative process along to force their real agenda.  We need congress to do their job and write appropriate legislation rather than allow the EPA to regulate without oversight. This administration is hijacking the legislative process so they can manipulate the law to drive their agenda.  

So, if the public doesn’t want a treaty that will end our sovereignty, and doesn’t want Cap & Trade, it’s time for action. You must start tracking the votes of your elected officials and holding them accountable for their decisions. If we can make it to November 2010 without the current congress and administration destroying the country or the economy we can vote to throw the irresponsible ones (bums) out. Of course, that would leave us with an almost empty House and Senate. However the good news is it will also provide us an opportunity to start over with legislators who want to do the job they were elected to do starting with defending the country and the constitution. It almost sounds revolutionary!

Robert Gibbs on Climate Change Science

Once again the arrogance of the White House is well represented by Robert Gibbs as he responds to a question on the “science” of global warming from Fox News’ Major Garrett. Despite over 30,000 scientists worldwide going on record as refuting the science that climate change is caused directly by humans, Mr. Gibbs dismisses the comment saying,  “there is no real scientific basis for dispute of this.” 

Also pay attention to his comments referring to Obama’s participation and his goal. Gibbs states that Obama is going to Copenhagen to try to “use this visit to get us to the point of a deal”. There is no deal that can come out of Copenhagen that will be good for the U.S. or our sovereignty. Watch the exchange below:

In light of Climategate and all the opposition to the global warming scare, you would think that it might be time to call for an open dialogue with both sides of the scientific community to determine the best course of action. Except of course, Al Gore has weighed in and also claims that the science is settled.

Lies, lies and more lies. This is a power grab that has been underway since the sixties beginning with The Club of Rome. It is the key to setting up the U.N. to provide the backbone of global governance.

Read the quotes of the leaders of this movement. See the quotes here: http://bit.ly/44Up7e  

They have a plan and they are executing. The Copenhagen Treaty conference could be the tipping point. The Climategate emails are the break the good guys need to show this scam for what it is. We must let our leaders know that we do not want them to sign us on to a treaty that will destroy our economy and our sovereignty especially when it is based on science that is in serious question. The only eminent threat is global governance and empowering the U.N. with more control of world affairs.

Wake up, America – your future is at stake. Our sovereign nation and your freedom hangs in the balance.

Restore our Republic, Reject Green Lies, Reject the Copenhagen Treaty!

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” — Patrick Henry