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Cap and Trade Backdoor Scheme – STOP IT!

Posted on May 11, 2011. Filed under: Al Gore, ALERT!, Big Brother, Cap and Trade, Capitalism, Communism, Constitution, Democrats, Energy, environmentalism, environmentalists, Freedom, global governance, Global Warming/Cimate Change, globalization, junk science, Lindsey Graham, Marxism, McCain, Mother Earth, Obama, politics, science, Socialism, sustainability, Taxes, U.S. Government | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

 FROM FREEDOMWORKS – BULLETIN

It’s Time for Congress to Vote on The Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011

 
For weeks now, Congress has debated President Obama’s big government energy agenda and specifically, his continued efforts to implement a backdoor cap and trade scheme through the massive EPA bureaucracy that he controls.

Energy prices, including ever-skyrocketing gasoline prices at the pump, continue to climb in the wake of Obama’s irresponsible actions and it is clear that NOW is the time for Congress to act.

TAKE ACTION!

The Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 (S. 482 in the Senate & H.R. 910 in the House), authored by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) and Representative Fred Upton (R, MI-6), would stop Obama’s cap and trade scheme by completely stripping the EPA of its ability to use the ‘Clean Air Act’ to regulate greenhouse gases. This is important legislation that would take serious steps towards addressing high energy cos ts and ensuring America’s energy security.

The U.S. House of Representatives took the first step and passed H.R. 910. Thanks to grassroots pressure from limited-government activists like you, this legislation passed by an overwhelming margin…but now the battle moves to the U.S. Senate.

It’s time to demand that the Senate hold a vote on The Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011.

Use FreedomWorks online action center: CLICK HERE to send an urgent message to your Senators on this important issue and CLICK HERE to use our online phone system to call their offices toll free. Tell them that the Inhofe-Upton Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 is critical to stopping the threat of spiraling energy costs and urge them to vote on — and vote for — this bill!

Momentum is building towards ending Obama’s backdoor cap and trade scheme once and for all, but your help is needed to see this fight through to the end.

Sincerely,

Dick Armey
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Five Republicans Will Vote For Elana Kagan

Posted on August 4, 2010. Filed under: 2010 election, American Revolution, Cap and Trade, Constitution, Democrats, Dictator, Energy, Freedom, Global Warming/Cimate Change, Guns, Liberty, Lindsey Graham, Obama, politics, U.S. Government | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

All but five Republicans will exercise common sense and good judgment and vote against Elana Kagan’s appointment to the Supreme Court.  They recognize that Kagan has no judicial experience and should not be one of the most important judges in the land for the rest of her life.  The cases she would adjudicate will be the most important and affect the greatest number of people  for the longest period of time.  Since when does anyone appoint a judge’s clerk to the bench of the highest court in the land?

Kagan has a lifetime record of political activism aligned with the extreme positions of none other than Pres. Barack Obama.  She is from his world and he appointed her precisely because he knows he can count on her to rule in favor of his positions, which amounts to fundamentally changing America.  That is not the duty of a Supreme Court Justice.  This court is for the sole purpose of upholding the Constitution exactly as it’s written with complete impartiality. 

Senator Jeff Sessions made a plea to the Senate to vote against her appointment, falling on the deaf ears of five Republicans who must not care about pure interpretation of the Constitution.

As expected, even though it’s a travesty, every Democrat except one, Sen. Ben Nelson of Florida, is expected to vote in her favor.  

“Republicans said Ms. Kagan would be the first nominee put forward by a Democratic president to face opposition from a Democratic senator since 1968….On the other side of the aisle, Maine Republicans Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe were joined by Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Judd Gregg of New Hampshire and Richard Lugar of Indiana in saying they would support Ms. Kagan.”  (emphasis mine)  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703545604575407190604642352.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsSecond

Collins, Snowe and Graham can always be counted on to help the Democrats advance their agenda against the will of voters on the right.  THEY FORGET TO DANCE WITH THE PARTY THAT BROUGHT THEM.  Gregg seems to think that a president has the right to appoint anyone he wishes and that no Senator should stand in his way.  Someone should remind Gregg that the Senate is a check/balance to protect the people from a dictator “fundamentally changing America”, as Obama has promised to do many, many times. 

These five Republicans NEED to hear from Americans today.  The vote is Thursday.  We’re already saddled with Soto-Mayor who promised to be impartial and has already broken that promise, voting her personal beliefs regardless of the Constitution.

A known life-time activist will not pass up the opportunity to render a judgment that furthers her own personal beliefs.  Once on the bench, she can do whatever she likes and no one can stop her.  There will be no consequences and she will answer to no one. 

Call these five Republicans and demand that they vote against the appointment of an activist with no judicial experience to the Supreme Court of the United States of America.  Tell them that you are fed up with Republicans joining Democrats to the ruination of America.

AND PLEASE – VOTE THESE PEOPLE OUT OF OFFICE!  DON’T GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE ADVANCING THE DEMOCRATS’ AGENDA.  LINDSEY GRAHAM SUPPORTS GLOBAL WARMING/CAP AND TRADE LEGISLATION!  VOTE HIIM OUT BEFORE HE DOES ANY MORE DAMAGE TO OUR ECONOMY.

For more information, read Marbie’s Blog post dated May 12, 2010 at https://marbiesblog.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/elena-kagan-and-lawrence-lessig-oh-and-obama/

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A SHOCKER! – Installment 16 NEW! UPDATED!

Posted on April 27, 2010. Filed under: Al Gore, Cap and Trade, Communism, Copenhagen, Democrats, environmentalism, environmentalists, global governance, Global Warming/Cimate Change, globalization, Liberty, Lindsey Graham, Marxism, McCain, Obama, planet, politics, science, Socialism, sovereignty, sustainability, U.S. Government, United Nations | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

In 2008 and 2009, Marbie’s Blog  posted 15 “A SHOCKER!” installments on global warming/climate change/cap and trade, with a number of additional updates and related posts.  The issue died down in the public domain because so many other things were popping up and taking center stage.  Now, the issue is re-surfacing and needs attention.  Marbie’s Blog is re-posting those 15 installments and some updates, plus working on new installments.  One in the works is about Obama’s involvement with the Joyce Foundation, Valerie Jarrett, his White House Adviser from Chicago, and Bill Ayers’ brother, John.  These people, through this organization are setting up a climate change trading exchange, which trades thin air, like stocks in companies, and are setting themselves up to make trillions of dollars.

Before Marbie’s Blog could finish the research and get the information  posted, Glenn Beck discovered the situation and did a very good television program on it, just scratching the surface.  He will eventually get to the rest. Stay tuned.  In the meantime, please, please, view his program.  EVERYONE MUST BE INFORMED ON THIS SUBJECT.

 

AMERICA!  GET INVOLVED AND STOP CAP AND TRADE LEGISLATION!  CALL REPUBLICANS LINDSEY GRAHAM, JOHN MCCAIN AND INDEPENDENT JOE LIEBERMAN.  THEY ARE WITH THE DEMOCRATS ON THIS ONE.

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A SHOCKER! – Installment 10 – May 30, 2008

Posted on April 13, 2010. Filed under: Al Gore, atmosphere, Cap and Trade, Communism, Constitution, Copenhagen, Democrats, Dictator, Energy, environmentalism, environmentalists, Freedom, Gaia, global governance, Global Warming/Cimate Change, globalization, Liberty, Lindsey Graham, Marxism, Maurice Strong, McCain, Mikhail Gorbachav, Mother Earth, News Media, Obama, planet, Political, politics, science, sovereignty, sustainability, U.S. Government, United Nations | Tags: , , |

A SHOCKER! – Installment 10 – May 30, 2008

Re-post. Originially posted on May 29, 2008.

Soon, the Senate will hold hearings on a “Cap and Trade” bill, an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere and prevent further global warming. It will be costly (multiple billions) and have far-reaching consequences (many decades and possibly beyond). Whether Cap and Trade will have any real benefit to the globe is still as unclear as the science of global warmings’ existence or cause. Senate Bill 2191 is offered to the Senate by Barbara Boxer (D – CA), Joe Lieberman (D-CONN) and John Warner (R-VA).

The “Cap” part of the bill places limits or “caps” on how much CO2 a company is allowed by government to emit into the air. This is usually measured in tons. The limit will be determined by the government’s estimate of current total emissions minus the reduction goal which will be a steadily reduced percentage annually. S. 2191 requires that emissions decline to 15% below 2005 levels by 2020, without regard to population increases and rising energy demands. Each unit of emissions allowed is called a carbon credit.

Company A may be allowed to emit 500 tons of CO2 this year, while Company B is allowed 600 tons. What happens if Company A exceeds the goal and only emits 450 tons, a savings of 50 carbon credits? What happens if Company B is unable to reduce emissions enough and exceeds the cap by 50 tons? No problem. Company B purchases the unused 50 carbon credits from Company A and is considered carbon neutral. In reality, Company A has done part of the reduction work for Company B and Company B hasn’t done its share.

How does Co. B absorb the cost of buying the additional carbon credits from Co. A? It doesn’t. It simply adds it to the cost of its goods and services, and you and I, the consumers, pay for it. Does the government give the annual carbon credits to companies for free? Nope. The government sells them and, by some estimates, expects to collect billions in new revenue. Who pays the cost of buying carbon credits from the government? You guessed it. The consumers – you and I. Companies add all of their costs of doing business to the prices of their goods and services and we pay for it. Our lives are getting more and more expensive, especially as the rate of reduction is constantly tightened year after year, making it increasingly more difficult for companies to comply. The harder it is, the more it will cost – US.

Companies will have to become experts in CO2 emission reduction technology, science and engineering. Instead of concentrating their efforts on making their product or providing their service, they will have to spend time and resources on emissions reduction. Most companies will hire someone to figure it out and get it done, passing the cost of the new employee/s on to us, again. Like losing weight, the last 20% of reduction may be very difficult to do, resulting in costly efforts. Just because the government decided to make a company reduce emissions by a number they picked, doesn’t mean it’s possible in reality. Of course, they can always purchase whatever extra carbon credits they need – and pass the cost on to you and me.

How will companies buy and sell carbon credits? Will they need to hire someone to handle that? Maybe not, but if they do, they will pass that cost on to…you guessed it…you and me. The American Chronicle online has a good article explaining carbon credit trading, the “Trade” part of “Cap and Trade”, entitled “‘Carbon Credit Trading’ is the New ‘Derivatives’ Game”,  by Ugur Akinci,  Ph.D.,  May 14, 2007  http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/27045

A carbon credit is basically the right to pollute sold by those less-polluting companies to those who do not, for one reason or another, want to curb their carbon dioxide emissions yet. The prices of these credits probably rely more on the laws passed by legislative bodies in respective parliaments than on net corporate worths, or any classical technical ratios or interest rates.

The market to buy and sell such credits is especially hot in Europe where most countries have signed the U.N. Kyoto Protocol to curb CO2 emissions. The United States as of May 2007 still has not signed the Protocol.

To sell these credits as individual companies, you need to register your energy-saving and carbon-suppressing projects with the United Nations and get U.N. certification. Therefore, the U.S. companies cannot do that yet directly. That’s why London is right now the busy hub of the $25 billion carbon credit trading market where 60% of all transactions take place compared to only 10% in the U.S.

(MY NOTE: Al Gore’s company, Generation Investment Management is based in London (where all the money is flowing) with an office in Washington, D.C. (where he can push legislation in his favor.) This is a fund management company that trades “green” companies. Al Gore uses it to offset his own huge use of carbon fuels. He invests his money in these green companies thinking that he is investing enough in someone else’s effort to be eco-friendly and that will balance his “way out of the norm” use of energy in his mansion in Tennessee. He has two other homes around the country and I bet he flies to them. Maybe he drives a Prius between states? He invests his money in GIM, which then pays him a salary and a return on his investments. His “carbon neutral money scheme” keeps his money revolving from one of his pockets to another of his pockets, picking up more profit along the way. Clever guy, this Al Gore.)

However, the U.S. investors already take part in this new exciting market through various hedge funds that deal in the 200-member Chicago Climate Exchange, Inc.

(MY NOTE: The name ENRON keeps popping into my head. Carbon Credits bought and sold and they are not based on anything, just thin air. They have no concrete value.)

The pressures on Washington to sign the Kyoto Protocol and to participate more directly in the world-wide carbon credit trade comes from major states like California.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed in September 2006 a law that mandates cutting down the CA carbon emissions by 25% as of 2020. This would of course increase the attention paid to CC trading as well since it is a lucrative way to self-finance many alternative energy projects.

(MY NOTE: Just order companies to lower their emissions by a percentage every year and be done with it. Don’t create this new carbon trading industry, in which the people are fleeced andthe government makes billions, as do the promoters of this pyramid scheme. It’s a mass wealth re-distribution scheme that moves money from yours and my bank accounts to the government treasuries and the promoters bank accounts.)

A major development to spur Washington in that direction would be the launching of a carbon credit exchange soon in Beijing, China. I’m sure we are witnessing only the beginning of a brand new trading sector that will make itself felt strongly in the months and years ahead.”

(MY NOTE: By all means, we must keep up with the Jones’ or China.)

You probably get the picture that just like oil, whose price is affected by speculators and traders bidding up the prices, carbon credits will be traded on an exchange and the prices will be bid up as well. The more scarce and the greater the demand for carbon credits, the higher the price will go. And that expense will be passed down to… YOU AND ME AGAIN.

The bottom line for me is that global warming hasn’t been satisfactorily proven yet. It certainly hasn’t been proven that human activities are causing detrimental global warming. And financing this whole scheme is YOU AND ME. If it turns out that the globe is not warming dangerously, but is only experiencing normal cycles OR that humans can’t and don’t cause warming and cannot prevent it, then you and I have been fleeced again by politicans who pushed this into law. Al Gore opened Generation Investments Management to capitalize on global warming and stands to make millions and perhaps billions. He will never allow anyone or anything to interfere with it, not even scientists who can show evidence contrary to Gore’s theory.

THE SENATE AND CONGRESS SHOULD WAIT UNTIL WE HAVE ACCURATE AND CONCRETE EVIDENCE PROVING THAT THE COMPANIES THAT WOULD BE FORCED TO BUY CARBON CREDITS ARE INDEED THE CAUSE.

CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND TELL THEM NOT TO PASS LEGISLATION UNTIL WE HAVE THE PROOF. Remember, Gore’s professor and mentor, Dr. Roger Revelle said repeatedly that “there is no harm in waiting. It is not an imminent threat.” Another Inconvenient Truth for Al Gore and his buddies that hope to profit from this.

There is no more time to do nothing.

Please read all the previous installments and the future installments of which there will be at least five more, perhap six or seven.

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A SHOCKER! – Installment 5 Global Warming/Climate Change

Posted on November 11, 2009. Filed under: atmosphere, bioscience, Darwin, Dawkins, Democrats, Energy, environmentalism, environmentalists, evolution, Freedom, Gaia, Gaia hypothesis, Gaia matrix, global governance, Global Warming/Cimate Change, globalization, goddess, Greek mythology, idol, James Lovelock, Jean Soderman, junk science, Liberty, Lindsey Graham, Lynn margulis, Marguli, Mars, Marxism, Maurice Strong, Mikhail Gorbachav, Mother Earth, News Media, Obama, pantheism, planet, politics, science, Socialism, sovereignty, sustainability, sustainable, U.S. Government, Uncategorized, uniformitarianism, United Nations | Tags: , , , |

A SHOCKER! – Installment 5 – May 20, 2008 Re-Post

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Sustainability results in Blood and Gore!

Or does Blood and Gore create a crisis, promote hysteria and then devise a “solution” that puts mutiple millions of dollars in their personal bank accounts?

Former Vice President Al Gore and business partner, former CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, David Blood, have founded an investment firm, Generation Investment Management, LLP, with offices in London and Washington, D.C.

Gore is the chairman, flying around the globe hyping global warming, essentially generating customers for his firm. Maybe that’s why he named it “Generation” Investment Mgmt. He’s also chairman of the advisory board. (? He advises himself?) Blood manages the daily operations and who better than the former CEO of Goldman Sachs. With Gore’s ties to the U.S. government and the United Nations and an office in D.C., he has virtually unlimited opportunities to make a buck (or millions of bucks.)

Their scheme is to convince the world that life as we know it will be history in ten years. Therefore, all companies, governments and individuals MUST fight climate change no matter the cost, sacrifice or “INCONVENIENCE”! The TRUTH is that climate change fluctuates and is cyclical. There are enough scientists who now say that there will not be a significant warming, but in fact, the reverse is true. Earth temps are beginning to cool. The dreadful one degree rise in temperature did little to jeopardize our well-being or upset Earth’s balance, but to hear Gore in front of a microphone, Chicken Little was ahead of his time.

With approximately $1 billion from institutional investors, Generation Investments Mgmt. combines traditional securities analysis with thematic research into issues such as climate change, water, global poverty, and HIV/AIDS. Every one of these “issues” comes straight from the United Nations’ Agenda 21.  

“Sustainability, defined as environment, social, governance and ethics, matters to business. It’s not only about risk management or cost, but about revenue, profit and competitive positioning.” says David Blood.

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/documents/agenda21/english/agenda21toc.htm

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4DKUS_enUS221U…   for further research.

Their holdings include General Electric who stands to make a fortune when the new government lighting efficiency standards take effect, edging out incandescent and substituting GE’s compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL). But don’t be fooled. While fluorescents burn longer, they are not friendlier to the environment. How will millions of light bulbs containing mercury be safely disposed of?

Sufficiently persuaded that climate change is real, loss of habitat for animals is increasing, species are lost and more are in peril of extinction, and the biggie, over-population of people on the planet, we will bow without resistance to whatever the United Nations and our national governments deem necessary, even the micr0-management of our day-to-day living. (which doesn’t resemble freedom in any way)

Gore and Blood will be standing ready to take investors money and put it into all the companies scrambling to comply with the UN mandates for sustainable development. There are also plans to build sustainable cities, and they will patronize companies capitalizing on sustainability products and methods. Gore and Blood have strategies for getting a piece of that pie, as well.

Gore was criticized for the extravagant energy consumption of his Nashville, TN mansion, which consumed an enormous 191,000 KW hours in 2006, far exceeding what the average home uses. What could he do? Tear it down and start over? No need. He simply plays “slight of hand”, “robbing Peter to pay Paul”. In his shell game, according to his image protectors, he “offsets” his luxurious and very “CONVENIENT” lifestyle by purchasing carbon “offsets” to “offset” the Gores’ carbon footprint. What does that mean? What green power does he purchase? According to an article in USAToday Online, Gore’s office put out this statement:

“Gore’s family has taken numerous steps to reduce the carbon footprint of their private residence, including signing up for 100% green power through Green Power Switch, installing solar panels, and using compact fluorescent bulbs and other energy saving technology.” (I wonder where those bulbs came from?)

Green Power Switch is sold to residential consumers in 150-kilowatt-hour blocks, about 12% of a typical household’s monthly energy use. However, Gore’s is not a typical household account. Gore gets his power from the Tennessee Valley Authority, which produces most of its power from coal-burning power plants. Most of the power used by the Gores comes from carbon-emitting sources. If he really believes that we only have ten years left, why doesn’t he cut his consumption and emissions in some serious way for the sake of his children? (I believe he knows it’s all a money-making farce which also elevates him to an elite and powerful position on the world stage, i.e. academy award, Nobel prize, VIP.)

“Gore has had a consistent position of purchasing carbon offsets to offset the family’s carbon footprint — .”

A carbon offset, according to Wikipedia, is a service that tries to reduce the net carbon emissions of individuals or organizations indirectly, through proxies who reduce their emissions and/or increase their absorption of greenhouse gases.”

In other words, Gore continues his lavish lifestyle and pays money to someone else who is making changes to reduce their consumption and/or emissions. He’s got the money to keep on trucking while someone else works to become more efficient and cleaner. He simply buys into their progress. The spin is that this creates a carbon neutral situation for Gore. How so? Gore still consumes as much and someone else still reduces, which they would have done regardless of what Gore does. Gore is still part of the conceived problem. In reality, Gore’s consumption cancels out the reduction of someone else.

Bottom line: Do as Gore says, not as he does. Gore has the money to buy carbon credits and continue his comfortable lifestyle and maybe you don’t. So you feel the inconvenience of having to comply with all the new “world sustainability laws” and Gore doesn’t.  AND, IF GORE REALLY BELIEVES THE WORLD WILL END AS WE KNOW IT IN A FEW SHORT YEARS, WHY ISN’T HE DOING EVERYTHING HE POSSIBLY CAN TO CONSERVE?

But wait. It’s gets better. Where does Al Gore buy his carbon credits? Why, from Generation Investments Management, of course. And who owns that company? Al Gore. Who makes a profit from the investments? Al Gore. Who gets paid a salary as chairman of the board of AIM? Al Gore. Soooo, just maybe he’s getting back every dollar he spends on carbon credits? It’s a shell game. Moving his money from one of his bank accounts to another and picking up a ton of profit along the way. Are you getting that same advantage? I doubt it.

It’s true that Gore’s home was retrofitted with solar panels and CFL’s. Perhaps we should investigate how the money to pay for that was acquired.

 By the way, Gore has three homes and we’ve only looked at one.

How should the average citizen view this? Gore is still using just as much power as before, but he is still calling for you to cut back, make sacrifices and change your lifestyle to one that is inconvenient.

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A SHOCKER – in Installments – #1 Global Warming/Climate Change

Posted on October 28, 2009. Filed under: Al Gore, atmosphere, bioscience, Cap and Trade, Communism, Constitution, Copenhagen, Darwin, Dawkins, Democrats, Dictator, Energy, environmentalists, Freedom, Freedom of Speech, Gaia, Gaia hypothesis, Gaia matrix, global governance, Global Warming/Cimate Change, goddess, Greek mythology, James Lovelock, Liberty, Lindsey Graham, Lynn margulis, Marxism, Mother Earth, News Media, Obama, planet, Political, politics, science, Socialism, sovereignty, sustainability, sustainable, U.S. Government, United Nations | Tags: , , , |

Gaia

(Note that Obama says he supports coal and proposed a coal-to-liquid bill, then says he will make it so expensive that coal plants will go out of business, then says billions of dollars will be generated by making coal plants pay for emission credits, but how can this be if this drives them out of business – at that point, they generate nothing but misery in lost jobs and a shortage of energy to drive the economy and our lives.  Is he a schizophrenic?)

I am re-posting a series of global warming/climate change (GW/CC) articles I originally posted, beginning May 14, 2008.  There were fifiteen.  Keep in mind as you read them that they were written over one year ago.  I may choose to update some things.

I’m posting them again because the information is not being reported anywhere.  I searched the internet for many, many hours, days and weeks to find what is behind the GW/CC movement around the world.

I know that the premise is false and that the so-called science is junk.  The people who are advocating that the whole world adopt new laws to govern the population in the name of GW/CC  are smart enough to know what I know.  So I wondered why they work so hard for this legislation.  An old saying came to mind, “Follow the money”.  Once again, this proved to be true, but with an added twist, “Who will get power?”.

I discovered who is behind this movement, what their background is as it regards GW/CC and how they stand to profit in  wealth and/or power.  Every day, more people get on board.  The average citizen does so because they believe the massive propaganda campaign.  Students do because they don’t yet question what’s taught in their schools, not even at the college level.  There’s  little critical thinking, only blind followers – like lemmings, all marching off the cliff of no return. 

You don’t have to be a scientist to figure this out.  Just do your own research and use common sense like you do with everything else in life.   Check up on what I’ve presented here.   I found it all on the internet.  I looked for credible resources.  Then, if you decide to join in the fight against cap and trade laws in America, and signing treaties that will usurp the sovereignty of the United States, feel free to copy, paste and print these posts and mail them to your representatives for their consideration.  That’s what I plan to do.  And there’s little time to waste.  We have to fight hard NOW.

Don’t misunderstand the pupose.  It’s to defeat  the loss of U.S. sovereignty and the loss of citizens’ freedoms and individual liberties protected by the U.S. Constitution.  It’s to defeat laws that will bankrupt the coal industry among many others, raise the cost of electricity to skyhigh levels,  kill the jobs of thousands of working Americans, raise the prices of all goods and services and eventually bankrupt ordinary citizens of America.

All of us can still be good stewards of the planet, and we should.

This man has common sense.  I hope we all do.

A SHOCKER! – in Installments – May 14, 2008

I like to write Marbie’s Blog every day, but haven’t been able to do so for the last two or three days, because I learned something you need to know about and it’s too much information to put in one article. I decided to start at the beginning and develop a complete picture, so I had to do some more research. But the more I researched, the more “stuff” I found that you need to be aware of. I think you will be shocked as I was when you finally have all the facts. At this point, I can’t predict how many articles this story will require. I’ve decided to stop “preparing” and just jump in. I hope you will come back every day for the next “installment” and as a result, be a well informed citizen and voter. This installment lays a necessary foundation and may not seem important at first. Trust me. It will be important to you whether you accept it or not. So here goes.

Installment 1.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Gaia Click on the sound icon for the pronunciation. It is “jee-uh.”

Gaia is a mythological PAGAN goddess believed to be “Mother Earth.” Rather than go into the roots of the idol, I suggest you “Google” the subject and learn about the beliefs associated with “Gaia”. http://www.enviropaedia.com/topic/default.php?topic_id=114

To summarize, the Earth is a single living entity and every living thing is part of it. People, animals, plants, terra firma, water, air, sky, all parts of the single living Earth. Mother Earth supports and nourishes us all. In ancient times, believers in this pagan religion held ceremonies to honor Gaia in sacred groves of trees (tree huggers?).

You might have thought that pagan religions died out centuries ago with the “enlightenment” of collegiate education. NOT SO!   Gaia is alive and flourishing right in our midst, and not on a small scale, but worldwide – in places you would never imagine.

It made its comeback in the 1960’s when James Lovelock, an atmospheric scientist, was working for NASA on the Viking Space Project looking for life on Mars. In deciding what methods would be used to test for life on Mars, he considered systems and procedures of life on Earth and began to view them all as part of one big living organism. Novelist William Golding suggested that he name his newly discovered theory “Gaia”. In 1979, together with Lynn Margulis and others, he wrote his hypothesis in a book: Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth. The Gaia Hypothesis was born.

As a side note, Ge, Ga or Gaia was the Greek Goddess of the earth; the root of the word can be traced in the names of earth science such as geography and geology.

“The hypothesis proposes that life does not act in isolation but in concert with all natural events. Our world is compared to a single organism, in which life is intrinsic to the operation of global systems, to the extent that it modifies and is modified by the global environment, in order to maximize successful interactions. Gaia is the first Western scientific model to describe the planet and the biosphere as an integrated, self-regulating organism. The planet is not viewed simply as a dead rock with individual life forms tenuously hanging on, but as a repository of raw materials that has been altered by all the varieties of life and environment over the last 3.5 billion years. Gaia is a mix of rocks, gases, radiation, liquids, magnetism, movement and life that is bound together in its complexity, forming an interconnected web. When any aspect is altered, adjustments are made in the system in order to move in the direction of homeostasis or toward beneficial change. Thus the Gaian matrix is sustained and constantly evolves in myriad ways through its integral self-regulatory systems.” “Gaia” by Glenn Ashton – Ekogaia Foundation, http://www.enviropaedia.com/topic/default.php?topic_id=114

homeostasis – the ability of a system to keep itself stable or sustained

The words “sustained or sustainable” will come up again in our discussion and will become a part of your life in the not so distant future. Unless……

Wednesday May 14, 2008 – 01:58am (CDT)

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A SHOCKER! – Installment 5 – May 20, 2008

Posted on May 21, 2008. Filed under: atmosphere, bioscience, Darwin, Dawkins, environmentalism, environmentalists, evolution, Gaia, Gaia hypothesis, Gaia matrix, Global Warming/Cimate Change, globalization, goddess, Greek mythology, idol, James Lovelock, Jean Soderman, junk science, Liberty, Lindsey Graham, Lynn margulis, Marguli, Mars, Marxism, Maurice Strong, McCain, Mikhail Gorbachav, Mother Earth, News Media, Obama, pantheism, planet, politics, science, Socialism, sovereignty, sustainability, sustainable, U.S. Government, Uncategorized, uniformitarianism, United Nations | Tags: , , |

Sustainability results in Blood and Gore!

Or does Blood and Gore create a crisis, promote hysteria and then devise a “solution” that puts mutiple millions of dollars in their personal bank accounts?

Former Vice President Al Gore and business partner, former CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, David Blood, have founded an investment firm, Generation Investment Management, LLP, with offices in London and Washington, D.C.

Gore is the chairman, flying around the globe hyping global warming, essentially generating customers for his firm. Maybe that’s why he named it “Generation” Investment Mgmt. He’s also chairman of the advisory board. (? He advises himself?) Blood manages the daily operations and who better than the former CEO of Goldman Sachs. With Gore’s ties to the U.S. government and the United Nations and an office in D.C., he has virtually unlimited opportunities to make a buck (or millions of bucks.)

Their scheme is to convince the world that life as we know it will be history in ten years. Therefore, all companies, governments and individuals MUST fight climate change no matter the cost, sacrifice or “INCONVENIENCE”! The TRUTH is that climate change fluctuates and is cyclical. There are enough scientists who now say that there will not be a significant warming, but in fact, the reverse is true. Earth temps are beginning to cool. The dreadful one degree rise in temperature did little to jeopardize our well-being or upset Earth’s balance, but to hear Gore in front of a microphone, Chicken Little was ahead of his time.

With approximately $1 billion from institutional investors, Generation Investments Mgmt. combines traditional securities analysis with thematic research into issues such as climate change, water, global poverty, and HIV/AIDS. Every one of these “issues” comes straight from the United Nations’ Agenda 21.

Sustainability, defined as environment, social, governance and ethics, matters to business. It’s not only about risk management or cost, but about revenue, profit and competitive positioning.” says David Blood. http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/documents/agenda21/english/agenda21toc.htm

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4DKUS_enUS221U… For further research.

Their holdings include General Electric who stands to make a fortune when the new government lighting efficiency standards take effect, edging out incandescent and substituting GE’s compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL). But don’t be fooled. While fluorescents burn longer, they are not friendlier to the environment. How will millions of light bulbs containing mercury be safely disposed of?

Sufficiently persuaded that climate change is real, loss of habitat for animals is increasing, species are lost and more are in peril of extinction, and the biggie, over-population of people on the planet, we will bow without resistance to whatever the United Nations and our national governments deem necessary, even the micro-management of our day-to-day living. (which doesn’t resemble freedom in any way)

Gore and Blood will be standing ready to take investors money and put it into all the companies scrambling to comply with the UN mandates for sustainable development. There are also plans to build sustainable cities, and they will patronize companies capitalizing on sustainability products and methods. Gore and Blood have strategies for getting a piece of that pie, as well.

Gore was criticized for the extravagant energy consumption of his Nashville, TN mansion, which consumed an enormous 191,000 KW hours in 2006, far exceeding what the average home uses. What could he do? Tear it down and start over? No need. He simply plays “slight of hand”, “robbing Peter to pay Paul”. In his shell game, according to his image protectors, he “offsets” his luxurious and very “CONVENIENT” lifestyle by purchasing carbon “offsets” to “offset” the Gores’ carbon footprint. What does that mean? What green power does he purchase? According to an article in USAToday Online, Gore’s office put out this statement:

“Gore’s family has taken numerous steps to reduce the carbon footprint of their private residence, including signing up for 100% green power through Green Power Switch, installing solar panels, and using compact fluorescent bulbs and other energy saving technology.” (I wonder where those bulbs came from?)

Green Power Switch is sold to residential consumers in 150-kilowatt-hour blocks, about 12% of a typical household’s monthly energy use. However, Gore’s is not a typical household account. Gore gets his power from the Tennessee Valley Authority, which produces most of its power from coal-burning power plants. Most of the power used by the Gores comes from carbon-emitting sources. If he really believes that we only have ten years left, why doesn’t he cut his consumption and emissions in some serious way for the sake of his children? (I believe he knows it’s all a money-making farce which also elevates him to an elite and powerful position on the world stage, i.e. academy award, Nobel prize, VIP.)

“Gore has had a consistent position of purchasing carbon offsets to offset the family’s carbon footprint — .”

A carbon offset, according to Wikipedia, is a service that tries to reduce the net carbon emissions of individuals or organizations indirectly, through proxies who reduce their emissions and/or increase their absorption of greenhouse gases.”

In other words, Gore continues his lavish lifestyle and pays money to someone else who is making changes to reduce their consumption and/or emissions. He’s got the money to keep on trucking while someone else works to become more efficient and cleaner. He simply buys into their progress. The spin is that this creates a carbon neutral situation for Gore. How so? Gore still consumes as much and someone else still reduces, which they would have done regardless of what Gore does. Gore is still part of the conceived problem. In reality, Gore’s consumption cancels out the reduction of someone else.

Bottom line: Do as Gore says, not as he does. Gore has the money to buy carbon credits and continue his comfortable lifestyle and maybe you don’t. So you feel the inconvenience of having to comply with all the new “world sustainability laws” and Gore doesn’t.

But wait. It’s gets better. Where does Al Gore buy his carbon credits? Why, from Generation Investments Management, of course. And who owns that company? Al Gore. Who makes a profit from the investments? Al Gore. Who gets paid a salary as chairman of the board of AIM? Al Gore. Soooo, just maybe he’s getting back every dollar he spends on carbon credits? It’s a shell game. Moving his money from one of his bank accounts to another and picking up a ton of profit along the way. Are you getting that same advantage? I doubt it.

It’s true that Gore’s home was retrofitted with solar panels and CFL’s. Perhaps we should investigate how the money to pay for that was acquired.

By the way, Gore has three homes and we’ve only looked at one.

How should the average citizen view this? Gore is still using just as much power as before, but he is still calling for you to cut back, make sacrifices and change your lifestyle to one that is inconvenient.

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