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Palm Beach County creating job to tackle climate change
Palm Beach Sun Sentinel ^ | May 19, 2012 | By Andy Reid

Posted on 05/19/2012 7:45:57 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

HELP WANTED: Seeking a go-getter able to thwart sea level rise, reduce polluting fossil fuel emissions and protect strained drinking water supplies. Must have lobbying skills to convince local government and residents to invest in preparing for climate change. Al Gore-style PowerPoint abilities a plus.

Palm Beach County is in the market for a climate change czar.

While the actual job title and day-to-day duties for this new county post remain in flux, the far-reaching goal is to get a county with more than one million people ready for climate change. That includes promoting "environmental sustainability" efforts such as recycling and energy efficiency.

The new post would be at least a two-year experiment, expected to cost about $200,000, which would be paid for by a pollution recovery trust fund.

"Florida is ground zero for this," County Commission Chairwoman Shelley Vana-Wanker said. "Can we actually change the course of events? We have a responsibility to try."

Critics question the value of adding an employee when the county faces a nearly $15 million budget shortfall. The same day the commission endorsed filling the position, it balked at a recommendation to outsource 900 government jobs.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climategate; failure; florida; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; greenjobs; hoax

1 posted on 05/19/2012 7:46:07 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel; AdmSmith; ...

Thanks Oldeconomybuyer.
"Florida is ground zero for this," County Commission Chairwoman Shelley Vana-Wanker said.

2 posted on 05/19/2012 7:51:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
County Commission Chairwoman Shelley Vana-Wanker
Ah ha, I knew whoever dreamed up this krap had to be a wanker.
3 posted on 05/19/2012 7:52:41 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Given that this is close to home, Rush might have something to say about this proposed use of his tax money...


4 posted on 05/19/2012 7:53:27 AM PDT by doc11355
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It would be more responsible to change the climate of stupidity that has invaded otherwise sensible people. The warming scam has run it’s course and while it is not proven to be threatening our climate it is certainly threatening our freedom.


5 posted on 05/19/2012 7:58:07 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


6 posted on 05/19/2012 7:58:15 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“And just what the h@ll is a ‘vana-wanker’?” John Q. Public.


7 posted on 05/19/2012 7:59:23 AM PDT by poobear
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To: SunkenCiv

Someone has to hire these punk kids coming out of college with worthless degrees, for $70k a year starting out.


8 posted on 05/19/2012 8:05:54 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
How much will the rest of Florida will have to pay for this self indulgent scam.


9 posted on 05/19/2012 8:13:15 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: pepsionice
At 6' above sea level, the global warming czar for Palm Beach County will experience a Catch-22. The validity of the job is proportionate to the rising sea level. IOW, without global warming and rising sea levels there is no job. With global warming and rising sea levels there is no job.

So the real justification is a very long sales cycle, hoping the product will fade away after you qualify for a public payroll pension gig.

10 posted on 05/19/2012 8:15:01 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And they say the lefties aren’t creating any jobs...


11 posted on 05/19/2012 8:16:09 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who would have ever thought that the taxpayers of Palm Beach County would be the ones chosen by a Vana-Wanker to “save da planet”. Freaky man!


12 posted on 05/19/2012 8:29:27 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: poobear

Do you vana-wanker? LOL


13 posted on 05/19/2012 8:31:42 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Florida is ground zero for this," County Commission Chairwoman Shelley Vana-Wanker said. "Can we actually change the course of events? We have a responsibility to try."

This is so profouondly foolish that I'm almost at a loss for words.

The people in Florida have a responsibility to remove credulous fools and dangerous idiots like County Commission Chairwoman Shelley Vana-Wanker from positions of public trust and responsibility.

14 posted on 05/19/2012 8:44:22 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: TEXOKIE

Ping?


15 posted on 05/19/2012 8:50:01 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
HELP WANTED: Seeking a go-getter able to thwart sea level rise, reduce polluting fossil fuel emissions and protect strained drinking water supplies.

Suggest you canvas all the insane asylums within two hundred miles.
I would suggest as an additional option, all kindergarten classes within a couple of hundred miles.

I seriously am considering raising the percentage of the U.S. population with significant mental impairment issues from 20% to perhaps 40%.

That's all I'm saying.

16 posted on 05/19/2012 9:14:37 AM PDT by Publius6961 ("It's easy to make promises you can't keep" - B.H.Obama Feb 23, 2012)
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To: Publius6961
Ah ZUIT!!
I forgot one.

Contact the King Canute Employment Agency.
I understand they may have a regional office in Florida.

17 posted on 05/19/2012 9:19:32 AM PDT by Publius6961 ("It's easy to make promises you can't keep" - B.H.Obama Feb 23, 2012)
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Keep FR Running
Let's get to Yellow!

18 posted on 05/19/2012 10:33:18 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Publius6961
I seriously am considering raising the percentage of the U.S. population with significant mental impairment issues from 20% to perhaps 40%.

Simply match the population percentage of registered democrats and you'll nail it.

19 posted on 05/19/2012 12:39:13 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

two thoughts:
1. hire someone from New Orleans where the city exists under sea level. (sarc)

2. how much of the beach property loss is from rising seas and how much from normal beach erosion which takes from one place and deposits it elsewhere?


20 posted on 05/21/2012 5:09:42 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Was just watching excellent Rep. Darrel Issa hearing on BoL (labor).

Minor point slipped by on requirement for them to report numbers of ‘green jobs’.

Turns out that If a plumber installs a lo-flo toilet... green job.
A mechanic works on brakes on a hybrid city bus... green job.
Driver of hybrid city bus... green job. Same bus, same route but if they swap to hybrid bus... green job.
Repeat...
Is someone reporting on this?


21 posted on 06/07/2012 6:34:31 AM PDT by SF Geo (osama, usama, obama)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Was just watching excellent Rep. Darrel Issa hearing on BoL (labor).

Minor point slipped by on requirement for them to report numbers of ‘green jobs’.

Turns out that If a plumber installs a lo-flo toilet... green job.
A mechanic works on brakes on a hybrid city bus... green job.
Driver of hybrid city bus... green job. Same bus, same route but if they swap to hybrid bus... green job.
Repeat...
Is someone reporting on this?


22 posted on 06/07/2012 6:38:36 AM PDT by SF Geo (osama, usama, obama)
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- OBAMA'S GREEN JOBS -



swimming pool company janitor
taxi drivers
consignment shop sales
cemetery workers
public school teachers
lawn care workers
gas station workers
septic tank installers
used record shop sales
garbage truck workers
police officers
junk yard employees
school bus drivers
golf course maintenance workers
vehicle oil changers



23 posted on 06/09/2012 8:12:07 AM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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