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Obama switches climate change visit to end of summit (after "progress" in negotiations)
BBC News ^ | 12/4/09 | BBC

Posted on 12/04/2009 3:15:04 PM PST by NormsRevenge

US President Barack Obama has changed his plans to attend the UN summit on climate change in Copenhagen next week, the White House has announced.

He will arrive later than initially planned, moving his appearance from 9 December to 18 December.

The White House said he believed "that continued US leadership can be most productive through his participation at the end of the Copenhagen conference".

The summit aims to draw up a treaty to succeed the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

The president had changed his plans after talks with other leaders and after seeing "the progress that has already been made to give momentum to negotiations".

Climate fund support

US representatives will attend the Copenhagen summit throughout negotiations, the White House added.

It said the president believed recent progress included the emissions reduction target announced by the US; China and India setting targets for the first time to reduce their carbon intensity and moves by members of the Commonwealth.

The White House said the president had discussed the state of the negotiations with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

He concluded there appeared to be growing support for the suggested $10bn annual fund to help developing countries deal with climate change.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoenvironment; bhovisit; carboncretins; climatechange; copenhagen; cruminals; globalwarming; globalwhoring; gorebalism; hopenhagen; motleycru; nopenhagen; obama; switches
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1 posted on 12/04/2009 3:15:05 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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My Daddy used willow switches to get my undivided attention, not very oft tho.

Would that we had some way to similarly ‘advise’ leaders in on the scam.


2 posted on 12/04/2009 3:17:19 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: NormsRevenge
My Daddy used willow switches to get my undivided attention

Jackasses may need something bigger to get their attention, maybe 2x4s.

3 posted on 12/04/2009 3:21:10 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party." (Finny))
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To: NormsRevenge

Translation: Obama wants to get a sense of which way the political winds are blowing before he has to commit himself.


4 posted on 12/04/2009 3:21:32 PM PST by Senator John Blutarski (The progress of government: republic, democracy, technocracy, bureaucracy, plutocracy, kleptocracy,)
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To: Senator John Blutarski
Darn...

Oh well...gives us more time to take aim and blow it out of the water.

5 posted on 12/04/2009 3:22:49 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: NormsRevenge

He’s going to tell everyone to break out into groups and write reports on their ideas for burying Climategate. He’s going to show up at the end to see everyone’s work, and he wants details.


6 posted on 12/04/2009 3:23:20 PM PST by oblomov
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To: Graybeard58

more like tar and pitchforks....


7 posted on 12/04/2009 3:24:21 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The most open thing about the Obama Administration is his gutless pandering.


8 posted on 12/04/2009 3:24:37 PM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Come late - leave early works for me too.


9 posted on 12/04/2009 3:25:27 PM PST by donhunt (I'm from the government and here to help.)
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To: Senator John Blutarski

EXACTLY...he’s going to wait until the LAST moment before he decides whether he can actually go thru with his support for this.....the winds are blowing HARD against it...let’s hope for a gale force by then!


10 posted on 12/04/2009 3:25:28 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Leading from behind.

He is an embarassment and a liability to this country.

11 posted on 12/04/2009 3:27:23 PM PST by CaptRon
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To: NormsRevenge
Keeping out of the line of fire - waiting to see if it's “safe” -

First alGora chickens out and now the obummer is leaving room to in case the summit ‘heats up’ too much.

“Chickens coming home to roost.”

12 posted on 12/04/2009 3:29:13 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: NormsRevenge

He’s going to go to SIGN ON the dotted line.

This is our sovereignty.


13 posted on 12/04/2009 3:30:09 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: goodnesswins
EXACTLY...he’s going to wait until the LAST moment before he decides whether he can actually go thru with his support for this.....

Obama has gone chicken.....

.....Remember first he wasn't going

.....Then he was going (I believe) to twist arms of dissenters like he tried in the Olympics fiasco.

.....NOW he sees the backlash building and he gets chicken.

"Make no mistake" (to quote him), he will still push Cap and Trade here. He just wants to keep his image clean as a groveler in the international arena.

14 posted on 12/04/2009 3:31:39 PM PST by SteamShovel (When hope trumps reality, there is no hope at all.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Climate Change....

15 posted on 12/04/2009 3:32:22 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Al “con man” Gore’s cancel, changed obama’s plans.


16 posted on 12/04/2009 3:34:11 PM PST by jacob allen
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To: NormsRevenge

The “other shoe” in Climategate is that the whistleblower went to a reporter first, and the reporter did not want the story.

That means that the reporter probably knows who this is!

So why the delay in scooping up this Denier? This Data Thief?

MSM and the Warmists could be cooking up a major story, and waiting for the timing to be right. Maybe Day 2 of the Hopenhagen Conference?

And now The 0ne is shifting plans.


17 posted on 12/04/2009 3:34:11 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Senator John Blutarski

Translation: Obama wants to get a sense of which way the political winds are blowing before he has to commit himself.
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Right. LOL. They have a 9 day window to try to get it right. It sucks when you’re beholdent to pseudo-science and liberal fantasies...(I don’t feel sorry for ‘em though! Maroons.)


18 posted on 12/04/2009 3:35:26 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: NormsRevenge

We bumped this to breaking news.


19 posted on 12/04/2009 3:37:11 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: NormsRevenge

Our advantage here is that, even tho’ our MSM is spiking this story - it’s a world wide scheme - and other countries are pulling out, shouting as they go.

The WH can’t keep the lid on this -


20 posted on 12/04/2009 3:37:34 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama is hoping to be able to make a high profile fly-in, and deliver the appearance of heroically sealing a deal by his presence. It is up to the rational peoples of the world to derail this monstrosity.
21 posted on 12/04/2009 3:40:06 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: SteamShovel
"Obama has gone chicken"

HA....OBOMBA has ALWAYS been a CHICKEN....he's starting to be a little more scared of the barnyard is all....

22 posted on 12/04/2009 3:40:16 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obozo knows this is going to turn into a real Cesspool!


23 posted on 12/04/2009 3:42:14 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: DBrow
That means that the reporter probably knows who this is!

He was in insider who decided he couldn't go along anymore - and carefully collected the data. His identity was revealed yesterday = probably wise as he is otherwise liable to be found floating somewhere. I forget where I saw it - wish I'd saved it. But he's a very credible looking guy. Anyone else see it?

24 posted on 12/04/2009 3:44:40 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama’s team have no doubt told him to stall for time to see how the Climategate thing pans out so he can know which stance has best political outcome.


25 posted on 12/04/2009 3:44:49 PM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: combat_boots; NormsRevenge

He can’t simply sign away our sovereignty. The congress does have to ratify treaties with a two-thirds majority vote. What he can do is sign a “non-binding” pledge for the US to reduce our evil by so-and-so amount in such-and-such amount of time blah blah blah... and then offer to put up the first ten billion of the fund to help developing countries — which he just happens to have lying idle in a $787B “emergency stimulus fund” he managed to create late last year! He’s trying for a(nother) fait accompli. I vote we give him a “fate accomplished”!


26 posted on 12/04/2009 3:48:21 PM PST by JohnQ1 (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: NormsRevenge
It gives him more time to decide whether to đuck it altogether.
27 posted on 12/04/2009 3:49:49 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Graybeard58

Or AK-47’s


28 posted on 12/04/2009 3:50:01 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: goodnesswins

Man his base will be torn up if he doesn’t support this. I’ll get the popcorn.


29 posted on 12/04/2009 3:55:04 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks!


30 posted on 12/04/2009 3:55:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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Man his base will be torn up if he doesn’t support this. I’ll get the popcorn.

Better put in a good supply -

The Chicago Street Thugs are finding out they ain't in Kansas anymore.

They may have ruled supreme in Daley Land - but they're playing with the big boys now.

31 posted on 12/04/2009 4:05:46 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: NormsRevenge

The ‘fix’ is in; he’s going to sign a new treaty.


32 posted on 12/04/2009 4:07:12 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Senator John Blutarski
He will arrive later than initially planned, moving his appearance from 9 December to 18 December.

Or it could be that Sarkozy slammed him for showing up at the beginning of the meeting.

33 posted on 12/04/2009 4:08:28 PM PST by Recon Dad ( SSgt O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 45)
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To: DBrow
Last Sunday, I said my money was on Tom Wigley, the former head and recent conscience of Jones, et al but he may have caved since. We'll see, maybe.
34 posted on 12/04/2009 4:11:02 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: NormsRevenge

35 posted on 12/04/2009 4:13:01 PM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: maine-iac7

Not seen; what makes you so sure he was identified?


36 posted on 12/04/2009 4:13:30 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Senator John Blutarski
Translation: Obama wants to get a sense of which way the political winds are blowing before he has to commit himself.

I think you hit the nailed on the head.

37 posted on 12/04/2009 4:14:11 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: NormsRevenge

Progress = after we figure out how to continue this scam


38 posted on 12/04/2009 4:14:21 PM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: NormsRevenge

He’s waiting for Climategate to simmer down and people to get ultra-busy with Christmas activities. Then he can sign his nasty name to this nasty anti-western treaty without being scrutinized so heavily.


39 posted on 12/04/2009 4:19:22 PM PST by prairiebreeze (God bless the Ft. Hood families, victims and soldiers.)
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To: combat_boots
He’s going to go to SIGN ON the dotted line. This is our sovereignty.

He still needs 67 votes in the Senate. I don't think that is going to happen.

40 posted on 12/04/2009 4:19:40 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: NormsRevenge

Come hell or high water,Obama will redistribute America’s wealth to other countries.

Whether climate change is real or not he said he would cure hunger by 2016. He meant the greedy white American’s will pay.


41 posted on 12/04/2009 4:20:58 PM PST by OafOfOffice (Constitution is not neutral.It was designed to take the government off the backs of people-Douglas)
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To: NormsRevenge

So twice the carbon footprint as he jets to and from Copenhagen twice in one month. So glad we taxpayers are rolling in dough to finance this globetrotting.


42 posted on 12/04/2009 4:21:47 PM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: goodnesswins

Two round trips to Europe in one month?

With two or three huge jets, SS agents and the carbon footprint bigger than anyone in the world?

How hypocritical can it get?


43 posted on 12/04/2009 4:22:21 PM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: NormsRevenge

Gordon Brown applauds ObamaZilla’s decision. Brown,friend of George Soros who has bankrupted his people.

Hopefully Sarkozy will put Obama in his place again.


44 posted on 12/04/2009 4:28:25 PM PST by OafOfOffice (Constitution is not neutral.It was designed to take the government off the backs of people-Douglas)
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To: old curmudgeon
Two round trips to Europe in one month?

He probably will sign deathcare between the two trips. Or MOOchelle will take another taxpayer funded vaca.

45 posted on 12/04/2009 4:31:47 PM PST by OafOfOffice (Constitution is not neutral.It was designed to take the government off the backs of people-Douglas)
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To: maine-iac7

I don’t think the whistle blower has been identified yet.

As far as Obama is concerned, Australia’s decision to dump cap and trade was a bad omen for Copenhagen and I agree that he’s stalling to see how this plays out.

Meanwhile, it’s becoming quite a game watching the MSM twist in the wind hoping that Climategate dies out but seeing it grow in importance day by day instead.

There’s just too much “there” there to ignore it much longer.


46 posted on 12/04/2009 4:36:02 PM PST by Norseman (Term Limits: 12 years is enough-Go DeMint!)
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To: NormsRevenge
My Daddy used willow switches to get my undivided attention...

We have their attention. They don't care! They will not back off until they are forced to back off. Their marxist agenda is more important than any "constituency in name only". I'm convinced the only way to deal with this threat is to eliminate it.

47 posted on 12/04/2009 4:43:44 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (You have two choices and two choices only: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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To: NormsRevenge

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8380106.stm

Obama’s offer reflects figures in a bill narrowly passed by the House of Representatives in June, but yet to be confirmed by the Senate.

US to pay 3 billion a year. No doubt to the UN who do as they please with the money. China and India want their share also.


48 posted on 12/04/2009 4:47:37 PM PST by OafOfOffice (Constitution is not neutral.It was designed to take the government off the backs of people-Douglas)
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To: Senator John Blutarski

Obama wants to go on a Bender for a few days or so. The stress is getting to him.


49 posted on 12/04/2009 4:51:10 PM PST by Diggity
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama decided the AGW progress was very good after conversing with Australia’s Prime Minister, Mr.Rudd. Very cheeky, Mr. Rudd just had his Carbon scheme rejected by the Aussie Parliament. LOL


50 posted on 12/04/2009 4:51:14 PM PST by ricks_place
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