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More than half of Californians say they know nothing about landmark global-warming law
Contra Costa Times ^ | 8/2/12 | Dana Hull

Posted on 08/02/2012 9:26:56 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

California's landmark global-warming bill was a white-hot topic in the 2010 governor's race and remains former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature environmental achievement.

But as the state prepares to unroll the law's cap-and-trade program in November with the first state auctions of emissions permits, a new poll finds that 57 percent of Californians say they have never heard anything about the program.

The statewide poll by the Public Policy Institute of California further found that 30 percent of respondents said they had heard "a little," while just 12 percent said they had heard "a lot."

"Cap-and-trade is a very complicated issue to the average Californian," said Mark Baldassare, president and CEO of the PPIC. "It's not something that has been at the center of attention for them. Connecting the dots between cap-and-trade and global warming continues to be a challenge for policy makers."

The cap-and-trade program sets lower limits on companies' greenhouse gas emissions and allows those who emit less than their cap to sell permits to those who exceed their limits.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: ab32; californians; globalwarming; landmark; nothing; schwarzenegger
Scamalamadingdong..

Most voters are clueless in California as they stumble to the voting both, cast votes for so much hot air and hollow promises election after election.

Meanwhile,, the Earth recycles itself as it has done for eons.. and could care less what a few puny humans think is best for it and its current set of inhabitants.

1 posted on 08/02/2012 9:26:58 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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meanwhile,, the Globalist Elite and USC are going to add another Stink Tank..

Professor Schwarzenegger? Arnold’s bold move heading new USC think tank for “post-partisan” politics (VIDEO)

Less than two years after leaving office, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is pumping up his political and academic profile — and will head the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy at the University of Southern California, a new think tank to advance “post-partisan” politics.

The Republican former governor told The Chronicle that he’ll formally announce the establishment of the partnership Thursday at USC, where his Institute will be housed in the Sol Price School of Public Policy.

Schwarzenegger will chair the Institute’s Board of Advisors, and he has also been appointed the inaugural Governor Downey Professor of State and Global Policy at USC, a post in honor of the first immigrant California governor — who was also a co-founder of the university.

“I always said that after I left office, I would continue to stay involved in certain issues, to be involved in something that has had an affect on people,” Schwarzenegger said Wednesday in an interview with the Chronicle. “This is what it is about: post-partisanship and the regional approach to issues…(that’s) one of the very important things we learned in California.”

2 posted on 08/02/2012 9:30:09 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Jump! ... Jump! ... Jump!


3 posted on 08/02/2012 9:30:22 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Californians.They make better pets if you get them fixed.


4 posted on 08/02/2012 9:30:46 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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5 posted on 08/02/2012 9:31:00 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obviously not John and Ken listeners.


6 posted on 08/02/2012 9:31:48 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (2012 will be the last constitutional US presidential election.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Exactly. Then they wonder why the state is swirling down the toilet, never making the connection between anti-business Dem / RINO legislation like this and the state of the state.


7 posted on 08/02/2012 9:32:44 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: NormsRevenge

This is why it doesn’t pay to vote for the Establishment Republican. Arnie was the chosen pick of Karl Rove and company. He was known to be unreliable on matters of life and marriage, but was thought to be fiscally conservative. Hah. He started out with a huge bond issue, did nothing to cut spending, and came up with stuff like this. By the time he was through, he proved to be worse than Gray Davis. And he gave the state Jerry Brown Redux as his parting gift.

Much the same if we vote for Mitt Romney, I’m afraid. He will be almost as bad as the current gay, baby-killing country destroyer, and he will do such a bad job that the voters will eagerly put another Communist Democrat into office after he’s through wrecking things even further.


8 posted on 08/02/2012 9:33:00 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NormsRevenge

You know nothing John Snow! Nothing.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 9:38:06 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Farmer Dean

From your profile page: “The loss of civility in this country is getting a little hard to bear...”


10 posted on 08/02/2012 9:40:17 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Cicero
Much the same if we vote for Mitt Romney, I’m afraid. He will be almost as bad as the current gay, baby-killing country destroyer, and he will do such a bad job that the voters will eagerly put another Communist Democrat into office after he’s through wrecking things even further.

What alternative are you proposing (if any)? Would you rather Obama be President for 4 more years?

11 posted on 08/02/2012 9:48:15 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It would appear that Californians don’t know much about anything, given their propensity to choose some rather low-achievement representatives.


12 posted on 08/02/2012 9:59:55 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Farmer Dean

“Californians.They make better pets if you get them fixed.”

This is indeed the best reply......evah!


13 posted on 08/02/2012 10:01:42 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: NormsRevenge

“Most voters are clueless in California.....”

There’s surely a new movie title in that.

Sleepless in Seattle..............Clueless in California.


14 posted on 08/02/2012 10:04:06 AM PDT by Diapason
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To: Diapason

This Cap and Trade and waivers will be the ultimate way the politicians will control all business in CA. It will have a huge impact and generate even more money for the political class. Any business which uses power needs to leave the State to remain competitive..or be prepared to pay the politicians to give you a waiver.


15 posted on 08/02/2012 10:17:21 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: NormsRevenge
Voters are for Clean Air.
Voters are for Fresh Water.
Voters are for Clean Energy.
Voters are for Good Schools.
Voters are for Affordable Housing.
Voters are for The Right to Choose.
Voters are for Good Middle Class Jobs.

Voters are against Corporate Greed.
Voters are against Partisanship.
Voters are against Homophobia.
Voters are against Racism.
Voters are against Developers.

If I were the elites, I wouldn't bother counting the votes of such deep thinkers, either. Just sponsor a couple of hapless stooges who will take your orders and look pretty on TV in exchange for a promised Saudi retirement account.

16 posted on 08/02/2012 11:28:17 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: NormsRevenge

Of course they don’t. Was the law published in Mexican?


17 posted on 08/02/2012 11:53:30 AM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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18 posted on 08/02/2012 12:49:45 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Professor Schwarzenegger? Arnold’s bold move heading new USC think tank for “post-partisan” politics

Post-partisan??!! There's two parties now and the Statist Tyranny Lite party can barely keep the Full Steam Ahead Statist Tyranny party sort of in check. How bad would it be with one United Statist party and no opposition?

19 posted on 08/02/2012 1:21:56 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Somehow, it doesn’t seem right to use “Arnold” and “think tank” in the same sentence.


20 posted on 08/02/2012 5:11:00 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Farmer Dean
Californians.They make better pets if you get them fixed.

How does getting them fixed stop them from leaving steaming piles of Marxi-turd all over the carpet?

21 posted on 08/02/2012 9:18:02 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tenacious 1
What alternative are you proposing (if any)? Would you rather Obama be President for 4 more years?

No, he's probably pining for a "Republican" party that would run an actual conservative. God forbid.

22 posted on 08/02/2012 9:20:19 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

Agreed....lol

I believe the place to get them “fixed” may not be at a medical facility but at a taxidermy.


23 posted on 08/06/2012 6:08:46 AM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: Veggie Todd
John and Ken lost me when they donned their Hollywood kneepads and went full in on supporting Schwarzenegger and his ‘cutting up the credit cards’ b@ll@cks. They downplayed the chances of McClintock from very early on when their support could have really made a difference. They have reaped what they helped sow. More shame on the California GOP for pushing Arnie on us in the first place when Bustamante was clearly such a weak opponent.
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24 posted on 08/08/2012 4:02:53 PM PDT by Flashman_at_the_charge (Bill Maher is the de facto court-jester and fundraiser of the Obama regime.)
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To: Cicero

I voted for McClintock.
Then moved to Arizona.


25 posted on 08/08/2012 4:09:37 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Tenacious 1

What’s the alternative? Darned if I know. The Corrupt Bastards Club, as the RINOs in Alaska were appropriately named, hasn’t given us any alternative.

I’m still praying that some alternative will raise its head before November, but the odds of that happening are getting less each day.

No conservative with a conscience could vote for either of these corrupt baby killers.


26 posted on 08/08/2012 6:19:27 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero
No conservative with a conscience could vote for either of these corrupt baby killers.

I'll be voting for Romney and I my conscience is clear. I also support the alliance we entered into with Stalin during WWII, the Taliban against Russia in Afganistan, Saddam Husein against Iran, etc.

Liberals often turn a blind eye to genocide for fear of "compromising their values" when ruthless dictators need to be nuetralized. They also sit silent when women are stoned or beheaded for being raped in Muslim countries. Hypocracy is misrepresenting your policital priorities as values.

I have conservative values that will not change. My priority is stopping the destructive governance of this nation at the hands of Barack Obama.

My sitting at home (not voting) to show John Boener I am not satisfied with Romney as our primary candidate would be akin to liberals sitting silent on the atrocities against women in Muslim countries while simultaneously supporting abortion as a form of convenient birth control in the name of "Women's Rights."

27 posted on 08/09/2012 9:43:18 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Most eligible Americans don’t vote. Why should California be any different?


28 posted on 08/09/2012 9:50:59 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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