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  • France Breaking: Phase Five Of Yellow Vests In Hour, Journalists Allege Police Attacks

    12/14/2018 2:00:48 PM PST · by Nextrush · 39 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The Yellow Vests are planning protests with specific sites given in Paris as the Champs-Elysees at 930am tomorrow (330 am Eastern US). Protesters are set to be at the Palace de l'Opera between 1030am and 1230pm. Another gathering for protest set at the Port Maillot-Gare Saint Lazare at 10am. Protests are set in other cities like Marseille, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Nantes. A protest is set for the Mont-Blanc tunnel and there are other locations listed. BFM-TV in France reports that fewer buses have been chartered to bring protesters to Paris tomorrow. 24 journalists in France have filed complaints against police...
  • COP 24: CFACT with the gilets jaune

    12/13/2018 4:39:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    CFACT ^ | 10 December, 2018 | Craig Rucker
    Share on FacebookHundreds of French people in yellow vests advanced along the Marseilles waterfront.As CFACT covered the march, two armored cars approached from the opposite direction.A lone woman ran forward and situated herself in between, waving a yellow kerchief which smartly coordinated with her yellow vest.  The Berliet VXB-170 twelve ton behemoths continued their advance.The woman stood her ground.  With the approaching force just feet away, she threw wide her arms and defied them.  For a moment, one brave héroďne slowed the power of the state to a crawl.  The next, a police officer in full riot gear swept her...
  • Brussels police arrest hundreds in 'yellow vest' riot

    12/09/2018 4:39:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 9, 2018 | by Clement Rossignol and Robin Emmott
    BRUSSELS - Belgian police detained more than 400 people on Saturday after “yellow vest” protesters inspired by riots in France threw rocks and firecrackers and damaged shops and cars as they tried to reach official buildings in Brussels. In the second violence of its kind in the capital in eight days, a crowd which police estimated at around 1,000 faced riot squads who used water cannon and tear gas to keep people away from the European Union headquarters and the nearby Belgian government quarter. Calm was restored after about five hours. The movement in Belgium, inspired by the “gilets jaunes”,...
  • ‘Great Violence’ in Paris Anticipated as Police Staff Join Macron Protests

    12/07/2018 10:05:21 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/7/2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    The French government expects the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) protests in Paris this weekend could be more violent than ever, despite President Emmanuel Macron buckling on fuel tax hikes. The Élysée Palace, seat of President Emmanuel Macron, announced to French media they are expecting “great violence” on Saturday as Yellow Vest protestors have announced “Act IV” of their nearly four-week-long protest against the Macron regime that was initially sparked by a rise in fuel taxes, franceinfo reports. According to the Élysée, they expect “a hard core of several thousand people” to arrive in Paris on Saturday with the intent to...
  • France braces for trouble, Macron to address 'yellow vest' anger

    12/07/2018 10:04:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 7, 2018 | by Richard Lough, Sudip Kar-Gupta
    PARIS - France hunkered down for another wave of potentially violent protests on Saturday as embattled President Emmanuel Macron planned to address the nation next week over public fury at the high cost of living, senior allies said. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the three-week-old “yellow vest” revolt had “created a monster” and vowed police would have no tolerance for violence, with much of Paris in lockdown and tens of thousands of police deployed nationwide. Castaner warned that radicals would likely again infiltrate the protest movement - a backlash against high living costs but also, increasingly, a revolt against Macron...
  • ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Shake France. Here’s the Lesson for Climate Change.

    12/07/2018 4:35:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 6, 2018 | By Alissa J. Rubin and Somini Sengupta
    PARIS - Vincent Picard describes himself as a “militant ecologist.” But when protesters took to the streets to express their rage over a planned increase in France’s fuel tax, Mr. Picard joined their ranks. He acknowledges that the tax might encourage the conservation considered critical for a healthy planet. But with the nearest train station 35 minutes away, he has to drive to work every day. “I am conscious that we have reached the end of fossil fuels and that we have to modify our habits,” said Mr. Picard, a 32-year-old pastry maker from northern France. But, he added, “You...
  • France Latest: Macron Appears To Be Making More Concessions To Shut Down Protests

    12/06/2018 2:40:28 AM PST · by Nextrush · 32 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/6/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The government in France put out the word Wednesday night that the fuel tax would be suspended not just for six months, but for all of next year (2019). The leader of the opposition National Rally (former National Front) Marine Le Pen tweeted late Wednesday night that President Emmanuel Macron should pledge on his honor not to reintroduce the tax wit the amended budget in the spring. Whether this apparent concession will help stamp out protests is uncertain. Four have died and hundreds have been injured in the weeks of protests by the "yellow vests" but now high school and...
  • Memo To Congress: French Riots Show Why U.S. Carbon Tax Should Be A Non-Starter

    12/05/2018 7:01:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/05/2018
    They call themselves the "Gilets Jaunes," or yellow vests, in French. They're mostly young, male and extremely angry, and they've been marching in the streets and rioting in Paris and elsewhere, protesting yet another bunch of taxes on gasoline in the government's never-ending battle against global warming. Who says no one cares about climate change? If you think of the French as people who will suffer any indignity in the name of more government, think again. Many young French, watching their standards of living decline under a socialist president's high taxes, are fed up. This latest round of taxes on...
  • The Global Carbon Tax Revolt

    12/04/2018 2:23:24 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 3, 2018
    France’s violent Yellow Vest protests are now about many domestic concerns, but it’s no accident that the trigger was a fuel-tax hike. Nothing reveals the disconnect between ordinary voters and an aloof political class more than carbon taxation. The fault line runs between anti-carbon policies and economic growth, and France is a test for the political future of emissions restrictions. France already is a relatively low-carbon economy, with per-capita emissions half Germany’s as of 2014. French governments have nonetheless pursued an “ecological transition” to further squeeze carbon emissions from every corner of the French economy. The results are visible in...
  • Macron on the Brink: Water Cannon, Tear Gas, and Stun Grenades as ‘Yellow Jackets’

    12/01/2018 9:02:14 AM PST · by mandaladon · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Dec 2018 | Jack Montgomery
    Macron on the Brink: Water Cannon, Tear Gas, and Stun Grenades as ‘Yellow Jackets’ Storm Security Cordons(Full Title) Riot police have deployed water cannon, tear gas, and stun grenades against protesters on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France, as the “Yellow Jackets” stage their third major rally against President Emmanuel Macron’s “green” tax hikes on fuel. The clashes on the famous avenue leading to Napoleon Bonaparte’s iconic Arc de Triomphe come as Macron is in Argentina for the G20, threatening to disrupt a planned trade deal between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc over a disagreement with Brazil’s new...
  • The U.S. Isn't the Only Major Country Not Meeting Its Climate Goals

    11/28/2018 8:59:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    TIME ^ | November 27, 2018 | By JUSTIN WORLAND
    Three years ago, world leaders from nearly every country around the world laid out specific plans to fight climate change that included strategies to slash their greenhouse gas emissions. Those commitments generated optimism that the world might finally address global warming and helped seal the deal on the Paris Agreement. Now, the majority of G20 countries aren’t following through on their promises, according to a new report from the United Nation Environment Programme. And, even if countries followed through, the world would fall short of limiting temperature rise to safe levels. The backsliding is largely the result of increased economic...
  • Climate Hoax: Not A Single G-20 Country Is Close To Hitting CO2 Emission Targets

    11/15/2018 6:21:49 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Environmentalism: A new report calls the lie on the grand Paris climate change treaty. None of the promised cuts in CO2 emissions that 200-plus countries made will come close to preventing a climate "catastrophe." And many of the industrialized nations aren't even living up to the promises they did make.
  • G20 nations doing LESS than nothing on climate (emissions increasing in 15 of the 20 nations)

    11/23/2018 9:51:10 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    BurnMoreCoal.com ^ | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2018 · 4:37 PM | PARIS CLIMATE HOAX
    As summarized by CNN, below, a new report by climate action advocacy group Climate Transparency confirms the Paris Climate Hoax. Emissions are actually increasing from 15 of the G20 nations. As of now, not a single G20 country is meeting climate targets, research shows. Here are clips from the report’s executive summary:
  • Macron Lectures On Global Warming At Davos As France Misses Climate Targets

    01/24/2018 12:30:17 PM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/24/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    French President Emmanuel Macron made global warming a central part of his World Economic Forum speech on Wednesday in Davos, pledging to close all of his country’s coal-fired power plants by 2021. Macron’s anti-coal pledge comes as Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot announced France failed to meet its 2016 global warming target to limit greenhouse gas emissions to 447 million metric tons. Hulot said France would revise its global warming targets to better align with its Paris climate accord commitment to go “carbon neutral” by 2050, Reuters reported. Macron has been one of the most vocal supporters of the Paris climate...
  • The Democrats 'Gas Tax' Is A Loser Idea That A Winning President Should Avoid!

    11/25/2018 6:13:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    The Democrats are attempting to con President Trump into a decision that could end his bid for re-election. It’s a horrible idea! The main reason you know it’s a horrible idea is that you are the one they are expecting to pay for it. And when’s the last time that Democrats ever forced you to pay for something you actually wanted? Through politispeak-gobbledygook they have whispered to one another that they can convince President Trump to deliver them a multi-fold win—and, they think to themselves—we can crucify his re-election chances in 2020. They are not wrong. What they are seeking...
  • Climate Change Is Affordable

    11/28/2018 5:04:03 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 27, 2018 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    ... The new U.S. report, as well as a United Nations report issued in October, instead aim at frightening the public—exactly the approach that so manifestly has failed to move the needle for 35 years. Maybe it’s because voters are skeptical of doom-mongering. Maybe they have grown fatalistic about climate change. Or maybe, reflecting the folly of climate campaigners, they’ve gotten a message that acting on greenhouse gases requires giving up prosperity. Reporting Sunday on the French fuel-tax demonstrations, the New York Times noted: “Many in the crowd said that they did not disdain the government’s environmental goals, but that...
  • Global carbon prices too low to combat climate change - OECD

    09/18/2018 12:25:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 18, 2018 | by Reuters
    LONDON - Carbon prices in major advanced economies are too low to cut greenhouse gas emissions and stave off the worst effects of climate change, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Tuesday. Carbon pricing, via taxes or emissions trading schemes, is used by many governments to make energy consumers pay for the costs of pollution, and to spur investment in low-carbon technology. The OECD examined carbon pricing between 2012, 2015 and 2018 in 42 OECD and G20 economies, which represent around 80 percent of global carbon emissions. It found the average pricing level across the countries...
  • House Republican Proposing Carbon Tax This Week To Replace the Gas Tax

    07/22/2018 7:39:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2018 | Taylor Millard
    Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo is getting ready to introduce a bill repealing the gas tax in exchange for a carbon tax. It seems rather odd the Miami Republican wants to chart this path, especially after the House GOP overwhelmingly denounced the notion of a carbon tax last week, but Curbelo isn’t backing down from his proposal. He told Miami Herald his proposal is just a “first step” in the discussion. When you ask this question in a vacuum, is any tax detrimental to economic growth? It’s usually going to be yes…But when you put it in context and you...
  • House votes to disavow carbon tax

    07/19/2018 8:17:00 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Timothy Cama and Juliegrace Brufke
    The House passed a non-binding measure Thursday to denounce a carbon tax, calling it “detrimental” to the United States. The resolution, sponsored by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), states that a tax on emissions of carbon dioxide — the most prevalent greenhouse gas that causes climate change — “would be detrimental to American families and businesses, and is not in the best interest of the United States.” It passed 229-180 with two members voting present. Only six Republicans voted against the resolution: Reps. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Trey Hollingsworth (Ind.), Mia Love (Utah), Francis Rooney (Fla.) and...
  • Doug Ford ends cap and trade in Ontario

    07/04/2018 5:15:30 AM PDT · by xp38 · 87 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | July 2018 | Antonella Artuso
    Premier Doug Ford has officially revoked cap and trade — and is now starting to wrap up initiatives funded by the doomed program. “Cap-and-trade and carbon tax schemes are no more than government cash grabs that do nothing for the environment while hitting people in the wallet in order to fund big government programs,” Ford said in a statement Tuesday. “I promised that the party with taxpayers’ dollars was over and that this would include scrapping the cap-and-trade, carbon tax slush fund.”