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Creators of carbon credit scheme cashing in on it
Canada Free Press ^ | March 13, 2007 | Judi McLeod

Posted on 03/13/2007 6:55:21 AM PDT by libstripper

There's an elephant in global warming's living room that few in the mainstream media want to talk about: the creators of the carbon credit scheme are the ones cashing in on it.

The two cherub like choirboys singing loudest in the Holier Than Thou Global Warming Cathedral are Maurice Strong and Al Gore.

This duo has done more than anyone else to advance the alarmism of man-made global warming.

With little media monitoring, both Strong and Gore are cashing in on the lucrative cottage industry known as man-made global warming.

Strong is on the board of directors of the Chicago Climate Exchange, Wikipedia-described as "the world's first and North America's only legally binding greenhouse gas emission registry reduction system for emission sources and offset projects in North America and Brazil."

(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algore; carboncredits; carbonoffset; ccx; globalwarming; gore; mauricestrong; scam; strong
Little more evidence is needed to prove the whole "carbon offset" thing is a giant scam.
1 posted on 03/13/2007 6:55:26 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

ping


2 posted on 03/13/2007 6:56:19 AM PDT by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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To: libstripper
Back door Socialism on the move.
3 posted on 03/13/2007 6:56:59 AM PDT by poobear
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To: libstripper

"With little media monitoring,"

The media has been shoving this down our throat for years, what kind of joke it this.


4 posted on 03/13/2007 7:00:50 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: poobear

Al Gore has a racket going.

Buying carbon credits from himself.

Unbelievable.


5 posted on 03/13/2007 7:01:29 AM PDT by WBL 1952
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To: libstripper
REPENT, Eco-sinners!
Earn Eco-Salvation the Quick and Easy Iowahawk Way.

6 posted on 03/13/2007 7:02:36 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: libstripper

This is simply inconceivable--Al part of a scam? Why--it's just not possible! Al is an icon for all that is good!

Isn't he?


7 posted on 03/13/2007 7:04:49 AM PDT by Clara Lou (Run, Fred, run!)
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To: WBL 1952
Socialism is a racket... for the elite!

Only the schleps pay.
8 posted on 03/13/2007 7:07:19 AM PDT by poobear
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To: libstripper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_qeWnS7Eig


9 posted on 03/13/2007 7:09:16 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: libstripper
.... In 1997, Strong went on to accept from Tongsun Park, the Korean man found guilty of illegally acting as an Iraqi agent, $1 million from Saddam Hussein, which was invested in Cordex Petroleum Inc., a company he owned with his son, Fred....

Follow the money . . . Oil-for-Food corruption money? While Gore was VP?

10 posted on 03/13/2007 7:09:33 AM PDT by mpreston
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To: libstripper
carbon credit scheme

I'm actually surprised that I am not getting any SPAM touting such schemes yet. The spammers are missing an opportunity. :)
11 posted on 03/13/2007 7:13:26 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: libstripper

I have seen a lot of scams in my lifetime, but the carbon credit one is the most bizarre piece of chicanery and underhandedness that I have seen yet. And, the fact that so many environazis and leftist moonbats buy into it is proof that the left has done an excellent job of dumbing down the education system to the extent that they are graduating low grade morons from high school.

So, here's a question to ask an environazi: If Al Gore buys carbon credits to offset his eggregious use of carbon-based energy for his house, how does he get his excess pollution OUT of Tennessee and over to where ever his alleged sub-carbon producing counterpart lives so that they both have an equivalent carbon neutral footprint?

Hint: Wear a face mask when you ask the question. When their head explodes trying to think that question through and develop a rational answer, the matter that gets sprayed all over you isn't pretty!


12 posted on 03/13/2007 7:14:29 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: DustyMoment

"I have seen a lot of scams in my lifetime, but the carbon credit one is the most bizarre piece of chicanery and underhandedness that I have seen yet."

Not a single person who buys off sets can tell you exactly how it works and exactly where the money goes. They buy off sets based on faith, alone, that it is real.

Proof that environmentalism is a religion.


13 posted on 03/13/2007 7:28:39 AM PDT by ryan71 (You can hear it on the coconut telegraph...)
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To: DustyMoment
Hint: Wear a face mask when you ask the question. When their head explodes trying to think that question through and develop a rational answer, the matter that gets sprayed all over you isn't pretty!

You are being too charitable. They do not think, they FEEL. All critical reasoning abilities have been beaten out of them by the NEA and other leftist groups.

They will not even attempt a debate; They just Jump to comfortable SubRoutines and mindlessly run them.

I do not even talk to blood relatives who vote Left. What's the point?

"Never wrestle a pig; You both get dirty and the pig LIKES it."

14 posted on 03/13/2007 7:32:48 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (Global Warming: A New Kind Of Scientology for the Rest Of Us.)
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To: Gorzaloon
You are being too charitable. They do not think, they FEEL.

You're right - my bad.

16 posted on 03/13/2007 7:38:19 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: DustyMoment

Underhandedness???? NO! It's right in front of our noses and nothing is going to happen to the SCAMMERS!! NOTHING!! Does ANYONE with half a pea brain not know that carbon credits are a scam and yet NOTHING will be done....it makes me want to puke.


17 posted on 03/13/2007 7:44:10 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy
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To: WBL 1952
Al Gore has a racket going.

It's a risky carbon credit scheme!

18 posted on 03/13/2007 7:47:34 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: DustyMoment
This is leftist elitism at its best ... Algore does not have to reduce his pollution. All he has to do is prevent some other poor schmuck from increasing his current "carbon footprint." I cannot for the life of me figure out why so many people still fawn over algore.
19 posted on 03/13/2007 7:52:41 AM PDT by RightField
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To: libstripper
Creators of carbon credit scheme cashing in on it

Isn't that the definition of a scam?
I remember clearly what the Music Man was selling...

'Xcept that that story was a lot more entertaining...

20 posted on 03/13/2007 7:57:02 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: libstripper

i wouldnt go that far.. anyone with half a brain should see that it is a scam


21 posted on 03/13/2007 7:58:04 AM PDT by wafflehouse (When in danger, When in doubt, Run in circles, Scream and Shout!)
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To: libstripper
Al Gore's Scummy Scam
22 posted on 03/13/2007 8:00:30 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: poobear
Back door Socialism on the move.

Ya think?!!?

Guess where these fictitious offsets come from?

Nothing!

Who pays for it?
We all do; at least those of us who work for a living.

Who gets the money?

Look!
A puppy!

23 posted on 03/13/2007 8:01:00 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: DustyMoment
So, here's a question to ask an environazi: If Al Gore buys carbon credits to offset his eggregious use of carbon-based energy for his house, how does he get his excess pollution OUT of Tennessee and over to where ever his alleged sub-carbon producing counterpart lives so that they both have an equivalent carbon neutral footprint?

Ahhhh. They sucked you into the scam...

A more fundamental question should be:

Who determines the value of these offsets?

How?

Has anyone ever seen the methodology?

Computer models!

BWAHAhaaaaaaaa!

24 posted on 03/13/2007 8:09:36 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: dfwgator
Al Gore has a racket going.
It's a risky carbon credit scheme!

There's no controlling legal authority, DAMMIT!

25 posted on 03/13/2007 8:11:41 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: DustyMoment

Carbon credits are an even more brilliant scam than fake driveway repairs and Ponzi schemes in the securities market. With the other two scams people actually buy something that's advertised to be of definite, measurable value to them. The scammer has to be always able to run out of town when he inevitably gets caught and the scamees go after him because they didn't get what they bargained for.

The carbon credit scammer, OTOH, is selling a fake "moral value" to the scamees, who have no reason even to ask if they've received their money's worth and no way to measure the value even if they ask. Hence, carbon credit scams aren't even self-limiting like ordinary scams. A grifter's paradise is in the making.


26 posted on 03/13/2007 8:20:25 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper
The Carbon Offset Scam has to be America's version of the UN's Food for Peace plan under $adamn to enrich the Goron and other green elite limo lib eviros.

Does an ex-politician like Al Gore, as he flies around the world doing his PowerPoint show, collecting his Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth, lapping up praise from an uncritical media and kidding about whether he'll run for president, strike you as someone who truly believes we're facing Armageddon?

"People like Al Gore jet about the earth, living from mansion to mansion and say that they want to drastically lower the living standards for most people on the earth. Then, the so called peoples's people, who talk about "eqality" the most, think this is just fine."



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Carbon Offsets: Al Gore's Big Easy
INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 3/6/07

Posted on 03/06/2007 8:20:32 PM PST by Winged Hussar

Gore's carbon footprint may be the size of Godzilla's, but he eases his conscience with "carbon offsets." He buys them from himself. And every time someone else buys them, Big Al gets richer.

...Speaking of carbon offsets and shell games, guess where Gore buys his carbon offsets? Well, he buys them from a firm call Generation Investment Management LLP, a tax-exempt U.S. 501(c)3 corporation. The chairman and co-founder is Al Gore. In other words, he buys his carbon offsets from himself. Others who buy these offset are really buying stock in Gore's growing business. You, too, can green up his portfolio, if not Earth itself.

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...


27 posted on 03/13/2007 8:35:38 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (GW has more Honor and Integrity in his little finger than ALL of the losers on the "hate Bush" band)
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To: Grampa Dave
In my semi-troll personality over on DU, perhaps I should get on one of these carbon offset topics, and ask how much money I have to give to the United Negro College Fund in order to be able to make a racist joke?

Think they'd be amused? Ok, then how about asking how much money I'd have to give to Emily's List in order to offset one anti-abortion bumper sticker on my car?

28 posted on 03/13/2007 8:43:41 AM PDT by hunter112
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To: libstripper
The Carbon Offset Scam has to be America's version of the UN's Food for Peace plan under $adamn to enrich the Goron and other green elite limo lib eviros.

Does an ex-politician like Al Gore, as he flies around the world doing his PowerPoint show, collecting his Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth, lapping up praise from an uncritical media and kidding about whether he'll run for president, strike you as someone who truly believes we're facing Armageddon?

"People like Al Gore jet about the earth, living from mansion to mansion and say that they want to drastically lower the living standards for most people on the earth. Then, the so called peoples's people, who talk about "eqality" the most, think this is just fine."



Carbon Offsets: Al Gore's Big Easy
INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 3/6/07

Posted on 03/06/2007 8:20:32 PM PST by Winged Hussar

Gore's carbon footprint may be the size of Godzilla's, but he eases his conscience with "carbon offsets." He buys them from himself. And every time someone else buys them, Big Al gets richer.

...Speaking of carbon offsets and shell games, guess where Gore buys his carbon offsets? Well, he buys them from a firm call Generation Investment Management LLP, a tax-exempt U.S. 501(c)3 corporation. The chairman and co-founder is Al Gore. In other words, he buys his carbon offsets from himself. Others who buy these offset are really buying stock in Gore's growing business. You, too, can green up his portfolio, if not Earth itself.

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...


29 posted on 03/13/2007 8:45:31 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (GW has more Honor and Integrity in his little finger than ALL of the losers on the "hate Bush" band)
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To: libstripper

Is there a public record that shows which corporations or individuals have actually purchased offsets and from whom?


30 posted on 03/13/2007 8:52:06 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: hunter112

Maybe $'s for Green Gays instead of Rainbow Gays.


31 posted on 03/13/2007 8:57:34 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (GW has more Honor and Integrity in his little finger than ALL of the losers on the "hate Bush" band)
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To: libstripper

These carbon credit scams are exactly the "new industries" that the left, headed by Clinton and Gore, are talking about when saying that going Green will spawn whole new industries.

Just think, a never ending scam of Brooklyn Bridges.


32 posted on 03/13/2007 9:07:40 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (ĦEl proletariado del mundo, une! - Xuygo Chavez)
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To: poobear

I read a biography on Karl Marx once that talked about how he saw the division of labor in the communist movement--the thinkers and the foot soldiers. He, of course, was a thinker, a leader, someone who would never have to work. Some people are even considering that he did not write some of the articles credited to him, that Frederick Engles wrote them instead. Marx was lazy. The only thing that goaded him into any type of activity was jealousy that someone else would beat him to the exposure he wanted for himself. He never cared the slightest bit for the worker. He just saw writing about it as a way to get attention for himself.


33 posted on 03/13/2007 9:19:34 AM PDT by twigs
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To: twigs
Posted by twigs to poobear
On News/Activism 03/13/2007 12:19:34 PM EDT · 33 of 33


I read a biography on Karl Marx once that talked about how he saw the division of labor in the communist movement--the thinkers and the foot soldiers. He, of course, was a thinker, a leader, someone who would never have to work. Some people are even considering that he did not write some of the articles credited to him, that Frederick Engles wrote them instead. Marx was lazy. The only thing that goaded him into any type of activity was jealousy that someone else would beat him to the exposure he wanted for himself. He never cared the slightest bit for the worker. He just saw writing about it as a way to get attention for himself.


Narcissism at it's best. Can you say Al Gore?
34 posted on 03/13/2007 9:34:00 AM PDT by poobear
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To: libstripper

Chicken Little in the umbrella business.


35 posted on 03/13/2007 9:36:31 AM PDT by N. Theknow ((Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.))
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To: poobear; twigs

it's = its


36 posted on 03/13/2007 9:36:34 AM PDT by poobear
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To: RightField
This is leftist elitism at its best

Yep - brings a whole new meaning to the term "limousine liberal"!

37 posted on 03/13/2007 11:23:18 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Publius6961
A more fundamental question should be:

Who determines the value of these offsets?

Well, I didn't get sucked in, but I agree that your question is better.

38 posted on 03/13/2007 11:26:19 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: libstripper
The carbon credit scammer, OTOH, is selling a fake "moral value" to the scamees

So, could we say that the "moral value" is the equivalent of a self-assessed "guilt tax" based on whatever the individual feels their guilt is worth?

39 posted on 03/13/2007 11:30:13 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: libstripper

So, if I donate to a battered women's shelter, I can offset the batterings I give to my girlfriend? I'm not insane, just using liberal logic here.


40 posted on 03/13/2007 7:59:47 PM PDT by Azzurri
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To: Azzurri

I wouldn't use the first person in that statement, but you've posed a darn good parallel.


41 posted on 03/13/2007 8:25:55 PM PDT by 1L
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To: GSWarrior

Not that I know of.


42 posted on 03/14/2007 5:14:27 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: DustyMoment

You've got it!!


43 posted on 03/14/2007 5:16:00 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Azzurri

That's right.


44 posted on 03/14/2007 5:17:40 AM PDT by libstripper
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