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Canada's carbon catastrophe begins
Ottawa Sun ^
| May 9, 2011
| Lorrie Goldstein,
Posted on 05/17/2011 6:48:04 PM PDT by george76
Its like watching the same train wreck twice.
Our politicians are starting to commit the same wasteful blunders, resulting in the same perverse consequences, as the Europeans have in pricing carbon dioxide emissions, ostensibly to fight climate change.
The harbinger of many bad things to come for us is now happening in B.C.
There, the provincial government is forcing the transfer of millions of tax dollars from cash-strapped schools, hospitals and other public institutions, by requiring them to buy carbon offsets.
Money which then benefits hugely profitable energy companies like Encana.
This is eerily reminiscent of what happened in Europe when it started pricing emissions years ago.
Hospitals, universities and other public facilities had to spend millions of dollars that could have gone toward hiring more nurses and professors, buying carbon credits.
Meanwhile, energy giants like BP and Esso made millions after receiving free carbon credits from European regulators which they then sold into Europes disastrous cap-and-trade market, the Emissions Trading Scheme.
The reason for the fiasco in B.C. is the provincial government has decreed schools, hospitals and other public facilities must become carbon neutral, with municipalities joining the list next year.
(Excerpt) Read more at ottawasun.com ...
TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: carbon; credit; economy; encana; energy; enron; globalwarming; gore; yes
posted on 05/17/2011 6:48:08 PM PDT
"There, the provincial government is forcing the transfer of millions of tax dollars from cash-strapped schools, hospitals and other public institutions, by requiring them to buy carbon offsets...Hospitals, universities and other public facilities had to spend millions of dollars that could have gone toward hiring more nurses and professors, buying carbon credits.
Meanwhile, energy giants like BP and Esso made millions after receiving free carbon credits from European regulators..."
Okay, George, the carbon credit racket is starting to look really good after all. How do we get started immediately in the USA? ;-)
posted on 05/17/2011 6:53:45 PM PDT
("I'm going to cut open his head and eat his brain." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
It’s like Mao’s Cultural Revolution.
posted on 05/17/2011 6:53:59 PM PDT
This will keep on rolling until we party likes it’s 1299.
posted on 05/17/2011 6:54:14 PM PDT
by Drill Thrawl
(How much longer can the charade last?)
actually, wouldn’t that be “somewhat north of ridiculous?”
posted on 05/17/2011 6:54:18 PM PDT
(I asked the bartender for a bin Ladin, she said 'what's that? I said 'two shots then a splash.')
"Its like Maos Cultural Revolution."
But according to the article, it forces socialists to pay oil companies. ...looks like more of a reversal of the Mao thing.
posted on 05/17/2011 6:57:55 PM PDT
("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
Carbon taxing does have a direct affect on the environment. Unfortunately, it’s the social/financial environment.
posted on 05/17/2011 7:06:34 PM PDT
by Joe Miner
Encana. Like Enron, only more smoke and more mirrors.
posted on 05/17/2011 7:22:31 PM PDT
(What's with rubbing in all the Anti-Mitch Cream?)
Apparently, Canada never got the memo that “global warming” and “climate change” was exposed as a complete fraud back in November 2009 with the release of the “Climategate” emails from the University of East Anglia. Or maybe Canada did get the memo and they don’t care. Follow the money.
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posted on 05/18/2011 3:38:56 AM PDT
(If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
Its like Maos Cultural Revolution.
I am holding my breath to limit my carbon dioxide emissions. /S
What Bravo Sierra!
posted on 05/18/2011 11:21:21 AM PDT
(Obama is a fraud. The founders gave us the tool of impeachment for a reason.)
A lot of Canada’s “Orange Wave” last month was about this BS.
And you should see how unhinged some of the Candaian Left has become.
Here’s a quote from a pub called the “Dissident Voice”:
“Yes, Canada, you elected the first de facto fascist majority government in your history, and why?
You were too lazy, indifferent or ignorant to take your electoral responsibilities seriously. You have no time for politics, and want politicians to think for you.”
posted on 05/18/2011 11:30:07 AM PDT
(You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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posted on 05/18/2011 6:04:14 PM PDT
by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
(I hate politically correct sorosmonkey superheroes!)
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