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  • Liberals Want Sex Industry To Go Green And “Ethical”

    12/10/2010 6:58:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | December 9, 2010 | William Teach
    That's what the moonbats at Grist want to know. After a long, long, long recitation of all the evils in Big Sex (you just know they'll have to call it that soon), they come up withIndividuals selling sex to others is, of course, just a small part of the sex economy. Far from being underground or taboo, many aspects are legal, even glorified (think beautifully crafted lingerie). It's a trillion-dollar cross-sector industry spanning live entertainment, pornography, pharmaceutical products, clothes, and accessories.I'd suggest that it is probably a bit higher than a trillion dollars. Regardless, the must become green!Feel like watching...
  • From Kyoto to Stockholm, Boulder leaders in international demand

    11/22/2010 1:04:50 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Camera ^ | 11/20/2010 | Heath Urie
    Boulder has long been on the national and international stage -- sometimes as the butt of hippie jokes -- but increasingly the spotlight is for the strides the city has made in land-use policies and reducing carbon emissions. "We really are seen as one of the most innovative and leading cities in the area of sustainable communities," said Councilman Matt Appelbaum, who recently returned from a trip to Stockholm, Sweden, where Boulder was among 10 U.S. cities invited to talk about green policies at the local level. Koehn, who has represented the city abroad several times, said he personally purchases...
  • Carbon Trade Ends on Quiet Death of Chicago Climate Exchange

    11/07/2010 9:34:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 84 replies
    suite101.com ^ | Nov 7, 2010 | John O'Sullivan
    Republican mid-term election joy deals financial uncertainty among green investors as the Chicago Climate Exchange announces the end of U.S. carbon trading. The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) announced on October 21, 2010 that it will cease carbon trading this year. However, Steve Milloy reporting on Pajamasmedia.com (November 6, 2010) finds this huge story strangely unreported by the mainstream media.To some key analysts the collapse of the CCX appears to show that international carbon trading is “dying a quiet death.” Yet Milloy finds that such a major business failure has drawn no interest at all from the mainstream media. Milloy noted...
  • UN-backed ‘clean stove’ initiative to save lives and heal environment (What Beck talked about)

    09/23/2010 2:56:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    United Nations News Centre ^ | September 21, 2010
    A United Nations-backed intervention involving cook stoves holds the promise of saving lives, uplifting health, improving regional environments, reducing deforestation, empowering local entrepreneurs, speeding development, and helping to stem global climate change. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has joined international efforts to dramatically boost the efficiency of some 3 billion cook stoves across Africa, Asia and Latin America, with the aim to protect women’s health and provide significant environmental benefits. The Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves was launched today on the margins of the General Assembly summit to review progress on the global anti-poverty targets known as the...
  • Paying President's 'Price On Carbon'

    06/29/2010 5:54:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 29, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: The administration plans to use sleight-of-hand politics to sneak through an economy-killing tax on energy as necessary to save the Earth. Make no mistake: Cap-and-trade is a tax every American will pay in every aspect of his or her life.IBD Exclusive Series: American Freedom And Prosperity Under AttackCap-and-trade is like Jason Voorhees of the "Friday the 13th" movie series. Just when you think you've killed it, it comes back. Exposures of fraud in the climate science used to justify it seemed to doom its chances as the economy soured and prospective costs seemed prohibitive. Then the Deepwater Horizon...
  • Viedo--Obama to Peddle Energy Snakeoil Tomfoolery in Speech Tonight

    06/15/2010 8:34:37 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 17 replies · 275+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/15/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Sticking to the game plan of 'never let a serious crisis go to waste,' Barack Obama intends to use the Gulf oil crisis as an excuse to push for his so-called 'cap-and-trade' tax-on-energy scheme in order to supposedly 'reduce our dependence on oil and fossil fuels.' Part of that game plan is to lie about the costs to average Americans. The scheme is nothing more than energy snakeoil tomfoolery. The Leftwing extremist proponents of this taxpayer-robbing trickery, such as Henry Waxman, D-California, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, grossly underestimate the costs of the plan, just as they have with...
  • Kerry's Powerless America Act

    05/12/2010 5:31:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1,069+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 12, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Regulations: Call it cap-and-trade or bait-and-switch, but John Kerry and Joe Lieberman continue to tilt at windmills with a bill to restrain energy growth in the name of saving the planet.IBD Exclusive Series: American Freedom And Prosperity Under AttackThe bill introduced Wednesday and sponsored by the two senators is called the American Power Act, an Orwellian phrase if ever there was one. Like President Obama's offshore drilling program, for every "incentive" there is a restriction. It's as if Hamlet were to be appointed Secretary of Energy. The legislation has little to do with developing America's vast domestic energy supply. It's...
  • Europe's Carbon Mafia, And Ours

    05/06/2010 5:35:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 595+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 6, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Corruption: The carbon trading system being pushed here has spawned crime and fraud across the pond. Cap-and-trade is not about saving the planet. It's about money and power, and absolute power corrupting absolutely. All across Europe authorities have been conducting raids, rounding up individuals involved in a new version of Climate-gate. This time the data aren't corrupted. Europe's Emissions Trading System is. The system is so sick, it's turned out to be a scam built upon a scam. Twenty-five people have been arrested in raids by British and German authorities as part of a pan-European crackdown on carbon credit VAT...
  • ICE to Buy Parent Of Chicago Climate Exchange

    04/30/2010 7:51:27 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 72 replies · 1,692+ views
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | April 30, 2010 | Staff
    Futures exchange group Intercontinental Exchange Inc. said it agreed to buy Climate Exchange for 395 million pounds ($606.7 million) to create a single trading platform for environmental contracts worldwide. Shareholders in Climate Exchange, the operator of the European, Chicago and Chicago Futures carbon emissions exchanges, will receive 750 pence a share in cash, representing a 57 percent premium on Thursday's closing price, ICE said in a statement on Friday. Climate Exchange was founded by Richard Sandor, a longtime futures industry executive in Chicago.
  • The $10 Trillion Climate Fraud

    04/28/2010 5:50:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies · 1,227+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 28, 2010 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Cap-And-Trade: While senators froth over Goldman Sachs and derivatives, a climate trading scheme being run out of the Chicago Climate Exchange would make Bernie Madoff blush. Its trail leads to the White House. Lost in the recent headlines was Al Gore's appearance Monday in Denver at the annual meeting of the Council of Foundations, an association of the nation's philanthropic leaders. "Time's running out (on climate change)," Gore told them. "We have to get our act together. You have a unique role in getting our act together." Gore was right that foundations will play a key role in keeping the...
  • Al's Latest Global-Warming Whopper (Gore trying to resurrect the hoax)

    03/02/2010 12:37:42 PM PST · by tobyhill · 34 replies · 1,545+ views
    fox news ^ | 3/2/2010 | Alan Reynolds
    Al Gore's defense of global-warming hysteria in Sunday's New York Times has many flaws, but I'll focus on just one whopper -- where the "Inconvenient Truth" man states the opposite of scientific fact. Gore wrote, "The heavy snowfalls this month have been used as fodder for ridicule by those who argue that global warming is a myth, yet scientists have long pointed out that warmer global temperatures have been increasing the rate of evaporation from the oceans, putting significantly more moisture into the atmosphere -- thus causing heavier downfalls of both rain and snow in particular regions, including the Northeastern...
  • Graham: U.S. may have to use military action against Iran

    01/12/2010 9:46:28 PM PST · by teg_76 · 27 replies · 1,324+ views
    Independent Mail ^ | John Staed
    Quotes from the article: "The cap-and-trade plan pushed to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuels 'is dead,' Graham said." "And he said he supported immigration reform, but not before the country secures its borders."
  • Food Vs. Trees

    12/30/2009 5:22:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 607+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Agriculture: Already buffeted by rising food prices due to biofuels, consumers face a bigger hike if climate-change legislation is passed. Farming costs will rise, and it may be more profitable to plant trees than crops. If the cap-and-trade provisions of the Waxman-Markey bill become law, you can wave goodbye to those amber waves of grain as America's heartland falls victim to a perverse set of incentives and a process called "afforestation." Soybeans and wheat will give way to elms and oaks. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wants a review of what amounts to an agricultural impact study of HR 2454, which...
  • EPA Lawyers: Cap-And-Trade 'Fatally Flawed'

    11/11/2009 5:13:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,668+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 11, 2009
    Warming: After stifling a report questioning the science behind climate change, the EPA is censoring two of its lawyers for saying the proposed solutions are also problematical. The debate isn't over. It's being suppressed. In the proud tradition of EPA whistle-blower Alan Carlin, whose leaked study blew the lid off the EPA's hyped and flawed science behind climate change, two EPA lawyers, Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel, have produced a Web video titled "A Huge Mistake." In it they say cap-and-trade in general and the Waxman-Markey bill in particular are the wrong answers anyway. Williams and Zabel do not deny...
  • California employees face quandary over carbon offsets

    08/16/2009 1:56:22 PM PDT · by SmithL · 48 replies · 4,170+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/16/9 | Tom Knudson
    Al Gore buys them. So do the Grateful Dead, Hollywood celebrities and, increasingly, many climate-conscious executives and consumers. For those who travel the world by air but don't want to contribute to global warming in the process, compensating with so-called carbon offsets has become a fashionable solution. The sale of these credits for environmentally friendly activities, investments in everything from wind energy to carbon stored in forests, jumped from $97 million in 2006 to $331 million worldwide in 2007 – about a quarter of it in the United States. But one global green leader does not offset its travel, even...
  • Copenhagen: Environmental Munich

    03/27/2009 6:30:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 1,003+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 27, 2009
    Climate: Czech President Vaclav Klaus once called global warming a new religion, a Trojan horse for imposing a global tyranny worse than communism. Details about the Copenhagen Conference prove how right he was.The first of three marathon negotiating sessions designed to hammer out the details of the Copenhagen Accord on climate change to be signed in December began on Sunday, March 29, in Bonn, Germany. From what we know, it will be a surrender to tyranny as significant as another negotiated 71 years ago. A 16-page informational note obtained by Fox News outlines the goals and agenda of the United...
  • Shortcuts Don't Work America: Diet Pills, The Stimulus, and Our Weakening Resolve

    07/23/2009 6:12:31 AM PDT · by PorkBarrelPolitics · 147+ views
    The DC Writeup ^ | July 21, 2009 | AJ Fluehr
    ...The idea of sacrificing anything as a country is so mid-20th century and more than a little distasteful. Remember Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson writing about sacrificing at the altar of freedom and refreshing the tree of liberty with the blood of patriots? Seems a bit disgusting now. I mean blood? Icky. And altars…let’s not even get started on religion, it’s not PC to worship anything anymore, even freedom. But don’t worry, you don’t have to take my word for it. Let’s examine some examples: Spending – The stimulus bill embodies this “easy route” attitude. Let’s review, the country is...
  • The Lipozene Country: America Loves the Easy Route

    07/21/2009 9:46:38 AM PDT · by conservativeDC · 4 replies · 421+ views
    The DC Writeup ^ | July 21, 2009 | AJ Fluehr
    Have you seen the infomercials for Lipozene? If you haven’t (and thank god you haven’t) Lipozene is a pill that is supposed to cut weight. The hook is that taking this pill will let you cut body fat “without changing your lifestyle.” How remarkable! No personal sacrifices required. No dieting, no exercise. This pill is perfectly targeted at those Wal-Mart shoppers who are so fat that they immediately sink into a motorized scooter upon entering the store. With Lipozene you don’t even have to suffer the indignity of ordering a diet coke with your Big Mac. So you ask, “AJ,...
  • Carbon-Offset Offsets: We'll Pollute for You

    07/17/2009 2:08:18 PM PDT · by conservativeDC · 1 replies · 303+ views
    The DC Writeup ^ | July 2, 2009 | Dan May
    You’ve all heard of carbon offsets. You get to use as much energy as you want, then you pay someone in a third-world country to plant a few trees so you don’t have to feel guilty about it. Maybe if the Catholic Church had called its 16th Century products “sin offsets” instead of indulgences, they could have avoided the whole Reformation thing. Al Gore loves offsets. He buys enough of them to make up for the 17,768 kilowatt-hours of electricity he used each month at his Nashville home in 2008. That’s over twenty times more than the average American household....
  • Waxman-Markey: Man-Made Disaster

    06/25/2009 5:07:18 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 28 replies · 2,146+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 25, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Fiscal Policy: The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on an anti-stimulus package that in the name of saving the earth will destroy the American economy. Smoot-Hawley will seem like a speed bump...As we've said before, capping emissions is capping economic growth. An analysis of Waxman-Markey by the Heritage Foundation projects that by 2035 it would reduce aggregate gross domestic product by $7.4 trillion. In an average year, 844,000 jobs would be destroyed, with peak years seeing unemployment rise by almost 2 million. Consumers would pay through the nose as electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket, as President Obama once...