Skip to comments.U.S. city considers surrender to 'green police'
Posted on 02/14/2010 7:12:18 PM PST by Commonsensecommonman
What would life in an American city look like if it required its residents go green to combat climate change? Would it be all trees and gardens and bicycles, or would it look more like oppression under Big Brother's green thumb?
Cambridge, Mass., home of Harvard University, may be giving the country a glimpse of the answer.
Last May, the city officially adopted an order recognizing that there is a climate emergency; but after nearly a year, officials discovered the city's carbon footprint was nonetheless growing worse.
Cambridge Mayor Denise Simmons, therefore, brought together nearly 100 activists and concerned citizens under the endorsement of the city council to convene a "Climate Congress" to make recommendations on how Cambridge can meet its green goals.
The official report of the Climate Congress provides a sneak peek at how life in Cambridge may be about to dramatically change.
"This emergency is created by the growth of local greenhouse gas emissions despite the urgent warnings of climate scientists that substantial reductions are needed in order to reduce the risk of disastrous changes to our climate," the Climate Congress reports. "This proposal is made in the belief that an effective local response is, if anything, made more urgent by so far inadequate global agreements and federal policies for emissions reductions. It is made in the belief that our City should lead by example."
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every one of them should postnatally abort and self-compost, to help teh planet.
I’m surprised that Berserkeley wasn’t the first to pull this crap. Then again, the only difference between the two cities is the location of the ocean.
especially restaurants being forced to Meatless Mondays
In Spokane they’ve banned phosphate dish soap. You have to buy this green stuff that doesn’t clean or remove grease so people drive across to Idaho and buy Dove or whatever there ... I wonder when they’ll start roving police inspection stops looking for contraband soap ....
They should ban showers, then, no one would want to come to their stinking town.
This thread is meaningless without pictures.
Denise Simmons, the first openly lesbian African-American mayor of an American city. (Wiki)
Wiki also notes that her predecessor was the first openly gay African-American mayor of an American city.
Learn something new every day.
I know Harvard has deteriorated greatly, but it still has superb physics, math, an engineering departments. Do those folks know how silly their city looks?
Oh well, all the better for those states willing to take all the exiting tech staffs.
Liberals are mentally deranged psychotics and deserve each other. What a bunch of stupid bastards!
East Berlin. That's what it would look like. All those tenured Harvard professors ready to move into their 600 square foot flats?
Why does that guy’s coat say “homo” spelled backward?
IN Russia, they cure weak liberalism with strong totalitarian Communism!
Someday, should this world be blessed with continued existence and also retain some sanity, future generations will look back at Cambridge, Mass. in 2010 and laugh, laugh, laugh at how these primitive idiots thought that they could control the natural warming and cooling cycles of the Earth.
And also because they voted overwhelmingly for Martha Coakley.
Cambridge is full of really smart Nazis.
I needed a good laugh this evening. I see some very promising ideas.
- Banning meat from meals provided to the City Council and limiting the amounts of dairy served. I would go much further. I would force the city council to have a prolonged hunger strike.
- Providing citizens and businesses with 100-percent renewable energy within 20 years. After 20 years, Cambridge can remove themselves from the grid. They can experience full reliance on the wind and solar gods.
- Contests between neighborhoods for climate prizes. The neighborhood that boasts hottest indoor temperatures in the summer and coldest indoor tempearatures in the winter is the winner. The winner will receive no heat when temperaturs are above freezing. Air conditioning and fans will be fully offlimits in the summer.
They should raise taxes on Harvard to pay for it.
Perhaps to hint at his being their polar opposite?
The government already wants to set our thermostats through a “SmartGrid”.
I want to see neighbors fighting over food. That would be a realistic test of the future of greenism.
I think it is the name Omoh, or like around here, Omo.
LOL! Cause that's the new Cambridge Police Dept. You gotta be gay to be a Cambridge cop. :-)
Actually the explanation for OMON is below:
OMON (Russian: Отряд милиции особого назначения; Otryad Militsii Osobogo Naznacheniya, Special Purpose Police Unit) (ОМОН) is a generic name for the system of special units of militsiya (police) within the Russian and earlier the Soviet MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs). As of 2008, there is an OMON unit in every oblast of Russia, as well as in many major cities; for example, there is an OMON unit within the Moscow City police department, and a separate unit within Moscow Oblast police department. Their motto is "We know no mercy and do not ask for any." OMON also continues to exist in Belarus and some other post-Soviet territories following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Contents
Dude. Stay out of my shower. I’m paying for the water.
If my extremely green area is bad, then there's no way that Cambridge could ever get green unless they demolish everything and move the people out.
I felt sort of bad after I called the lib an idiot. But not so much after seeing your post. I was wondering if I was the only one that caught that lib trying to sneak in here.
You don’t want to spar with me. Your thought process is indicative of a young liberal. Your name calling proves that.
It is funny how some people just have no ability to think outside of the box. How many of y’all are just talking in the mirror here, this is group think at it’s worst.
Any different ideas and then all of a sudden you are a mangy liberal. You people are such fools, the younger generation of conservatives will be much different then y’all. In fact, I would argue that I am more conservative then many people here. It is funny how you fools get liberalism and LIBERTARIANISM mixed up.
Now, I am not fan of Ron Paul, but I wonder how many times he has been called a liberal on this forum.
You can hate the guy, but at least get y’alls terminology right!
And your rally to get freepers to be empathetic to liberal lunacy environmental causes will fall on deaf ears here.
You will learn that conservatives base decisions on facts and not emotions.
Furthermore, conservatives care and contribute more to the preservation of the environment than liberals ever have.
Check this out.
1998 - Central Florida was on fire. An entire county was evacuated. Due to our location and sea breezes we hardly ever have bad air quality so we've avoided the EPA regs in that regard. But early 1998 Central Florida was dry as a bone, a tinderbox just waiting for some lightning. When it came and the fires started, they were around for awhile.
Not long after the fires were out, the eco-nazis were hot on the trail to get EPA bad air quality regs instituted here in Central Florida because our long string of "bad air" days qualified us. Of course, the fact that the "bad air" days were due to forest fires escaped the burrocrats. It was all the same to them. In the end though we managed to avoid the heavy hand of the unelected EPA.
Conservative doesn’t mean short showers and turning lights off. Hitler’s mommy probably told him the same thing.
Look, I’m on a blackberry and its too much of a pain in the ass to argue all night. You are throwing out a lot of topics here including a lot of assumptions regarding oil and water. No doubt taught to you in school.
You crack me up.
By the way, that “assumption” is EXACTLY what I heard on the Rush Limbaugh show. Please, don’t judge me. I have a subscription to the Weekly Standard for Gods sake! I maybe more in the mold of a “neo-con” like Charles Krauthammer, but please don’t call me a liberal. (i.e. Krauthammer is a self proclaimed ‘Global Warming Agnostic’)
I guess those two are liberals too though!!! Yeh freakin right.
No. You're a liberal for thinking the oil will run out. They've been telling us that for decades. As a matter of fact, I think oil ran out in 1990, ten years after the Global Cooling decade ended. I've been driving my Flintstone mobile everywhere since then. Sure supply and demand may eventually drive us to the technologies you like. However, so far it's been the heavy hand of government that is making the wrong choices for us.
Think outside the box. Go gangbusters on nuclear. Make us energy independent with clean coal and natural gas. Convince your peers that clean diesel is where it's at and plugging in a car to charge it is for dopes. That the CARB idiots in California are clueless except where it advances their own power. Don't swim with the tide, swim against it.
Shut down Harvard and the savings will go on for years as well as increase the intellectual level of the whole country.
Use less water..lower your cost...
meanwhile the utility has to maintain the same facilities and work force
but now with a decreased revenue.
How do you suppose they would deal with this declining revenue?
Ok? Like I need your advice on what I need to make my family and friends aware of? If you followed my posts from the start instead of a knee jerk reaction, you would see that I am only insisting on public awareness and that economic pressures will bring the rest. I honestly think that businesses and the American consumer will see these trends before they peak, and will be able to adapt to them. I voted for John McCain, whoever said I wasn’t an “all of the above” person.
It is so funny how you people are so caught up in group think. Anything that is against your set of beliefs is ‘liberal.’ What a joke.
By the way, that idea came from Rush Limbaugh. He said that. He said that oil would never run out, but would be at such a low demand and high supply that alternative energy will be attractive.
So, I guess he is a brainwashed liberal right?
You be a neo-con if you wish.
Krauthammer is pro-abortion, anti-death penalty, and supports embryonic stem cell research.
Some conservative. Just another educated RINO.
“You people”= very telling.
Get off the forum you big dope.
BTW, Rush isn’t my idea of a reliable source. He’s entertainment.
Oh brother. A know-it-all punk. I love it. Go play in the street, junior. I was trying to be nice but you’re just a troll. Go suck on a gas pump.