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  • Klaus tells Czechs to Leave Anti-Democratic EU

    10/04/2013 9:07:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Macedonian International News Agency ^ | Friday, 04 October 2013
    Václav Klaus has long been a critic of the European Union, but never before has he openly called for his country to leave it. As prime minister he negotiated the terms of Czech EU membership, and was president when the country joined on May 1st, 2004. But he’s been a constant critic of the EU, accusing it of unacceptable meddling in its members’ sovereign affairs and comparing its economic policies to communism. His suggestion that the Czech Republic should now seek an exit from the EU was immediately welcomed by those on the euroskeptic right, including Petr Mach, head of...
  • EU flag flies over Prague castle; not all happy

    04/03/2013 10:55:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 3, 2013 1:08 PM EDT | Karel Janicek
    For the first time in almost a decade, the blue-and-gold European Union flag is flying above Prague Castle. But there’s already a movement to take it down. The new president, Milos Zeman, says the flag is a long overdue sign that the country is moving toward the European mainstream, following the staunchly anti-EU tenure of his predecessor Vaclav Klaus—who banned the banner from the castle that houses the presidential offices. Euro-skepticism remains rife, however, and one prominent member of the anti-EU camp even likened Zeman to a puppet leader installed by the Nazis. …
  • Former ECB Chief Economist Says ECB Is In Panic, As Czech President Warns The End.. (trunc)

    09/22/2012 7:57:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    anyone thought the bad blood between Germany and the rest of the insolvent proletariat, aka the part of the Eurozone which is out of money (most of it), and which has been now confirmed will be supporting Obama (one wonders what the quid for that particular quo is, although we are certain we will find out as soon as December), complete collapse of the Greek neo-vassal state of the globalist agenda notwithstanding, had gone away, here comes former ECB chief economist Juergen Stark to dispel such illusions. In an interview with Austrian Die Presse, the former banker said what everyone...
  • Confederacy of Fools

    01/14/2010 9:17:29 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 23 replies · 1,254+ views
    N/A ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Subject: A Confederacy of Fools. Author unknown. "The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy...
  • The Danger to America ...

    12/12/2010 5:06:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    pressdemocrat.com ^ | 12/12/10 | angryanglo
    This quote appeared in a Czech newspaper in April of this year. I think the Czechs may be on to something ... " The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of...
  • The Never-Ending Worst Week Ever (Barry's Troubles Snowballing)

    11/18/2010 2:31:39 PM PST · by mojito · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Commentary ^ | 11/18/2010 | Abe Greenwald
    Barack Obama is on an open-ended run of “worsts.” The New York Post’s Michael Goodwin opened his November 7 column thus: “He took a ‘shellacking,’ a 2012 poll shows him trailing two Republicans, and losing candidates in his own party are griping about his ‘tone deaf’ leadership. And the Mad Hatter, Nancy Pelosi, refuses to exit quietly. Welcome to Barack Obama's worst week in the Oval Office.” Days later, on November 12, Baruch College political scientist Doug Muzzio told the Daily News: “This certainly was the worst 10 days of [Obama’s] political life.” Commenting on the president’s failed Asia trip,...
  • Obama ads on YouTube draw overwhelmingly negative response

    10/20/2010 11:48:02 AM PDT · by kingattax · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/20/2010 | Caroline May
    Like many, the Obamas have taken to YouTube to encourage voters to get to the polls, but if the comments in reaction to their urging are any indication, the ads will do little to help their cause. YouTube viewers have made their opinions known on the message boards en masse, disparaging and voicing their displeasure with the Obama administration.
  • Obama: Teleprompter Weening Problem?

    10/16/2010 8:19:18 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 22 replies
    DBKP ^ | Jamie
    The One's latest gaffe One day this past week, while at the White House, President Obama had a problem while getting weened off the teleprompter. After referring to shovel-ready projects past, present, and future, Barrack Hussein Obama has now said that there is no such thing as a shovel-ready project…. Really…? Too bad he didn’t figure that out 2 years ago when we all did… It could have saved us about a trillion dollars. We are so screwed… “The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It...
  • "America Can Survive Barack Obama - It Cannot Survive An Electorate And Mindest That Elected Him"

    06/30/2010 9:41:01 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 37 replies
    Friends and Fiends | unk
    This was just emailed to me from an old friend at network. - "The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should...
  • Obama: The Symptom of What's Ailing America

    05/21/2010 2:18:04 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 11 replies · 867+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | May 21, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    Reader Larry G at Hot Air left this comment, saying that he's trying to pass it around. Well, Larry, I'm here to help. Think about this, America... Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do. “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama...
  • Teleprompt THIS! OTP (One Term President) by WOLVERINES

    03/01/2010 7:42:36 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 7 replies · 555+ views
    ECR ^ | 1 Mar 10 | EC
    What more can I say? Pretty much everything Molotov is involved in is brilliantly right on target, and this isn't any different. Enjoy. DJ DOLCE MELODY Whatever happened to the "HOPE" boy? Teleprompt this: "You can't stop this, OTP." You're gonna feel it when I vote, boy Cuz you gotta go, ya gotta go, yeah MOLOTOV CHORUS Fool me once, shame on me, shame on we United States of America Fool me twice? It's not gonna happen, G One term president, OTP....
  • A Vast Confederacy of Fools... (Which I knew who wrote this)

    02/27/2010 7:50:44 AM PST · by foutsc · 18 replies · 1,120+ views
    Western Hero ^ | 27 Feb 10 | silverfiddle
    Great quote. Too bad we don't know who wrote it.... The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency.  It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president.  The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us.  Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to...
  • CA: President Vaclav Klaus: Climate Control or Freedom? ( Vote yes on Prop 23.)

    10/21/2010 3:41:06 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | October 20, 2010 | John A
    Guest post by John A. President Vaclav Klaus last nightLast night in London, I had the privilege to listen to and meet the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus at a meeting of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. (I even got to practice some of my few words of Czech, when he signed my copy of “Blue Planet in Green Shackles“)My impression is he was quite the opposite of a machine politician, and very much a formidable intellect. By trade, President Klaus is an economist of first rank, all too familiar with the limitations of mathematical modeling as well...
  • The (Climategate) Dominoes Fall

    12/02/2009 4:42:58 PM PST · by raptor22 · 26 replies · 2,173+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 2, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Warming Scandal: The architect of climate fraud steps down, the creator of the infamous "hockey stick" is investigated, and Australia's parliament defeats cap-and-trade. We love the smell of truth in the morning. As the high priests of what Czech President Vaclav Klaus has called a "religion" prepare their pilgrimage to worship the earth goddess Gaia in Copenhagen, complete with humanity being sacrificed, the heresy of climate truth is finally being heard. The gospel of climate change, once expressed with the messianic fervor of an Elmer Gantry by Al Gore, is now expressed with the stammering incoherence of an Elmer Fudd...
  • The Coming Climate Dictatorship

    11/12/2009 5:54:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,923+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 12, 2009
    Control: The House and Senate climate bills contain a provision giving the president extraordinary powers in the event of a "climate emergency." As chief of staff Rahm Emanuel says, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. If you thought the House health care bill that nobody read has hidden passages that threaten our freedoms and liberty, take a peak at the "trigger" placed in the byzantine innards of both the House-passed Waxman-Markey bill and the Kerry-Boxer bill just passed by Democrats out of Sen. Barbara Boxer's Environment and Public Works Committee. As Nick Loris of the Heritage Foundation points...
  • Energy Secretary Chu's War On Business

    10/12/2009 6:16:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 1,837+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 12, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Public Discourse: Our energy secretary applauds and encourages companies to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its position on climate change. Should any Cabinet secretary, with the powers of government behind him, be threatening U.S. companies? Part of the climate-change mantra is that the debate is over and the science is settled. Just to make sure, environmental groups have sought to pressure businesses to go green or at least keep silent. Now it would appear the whole weight of the federal government is being thrown behind this campaign to coerce and silence real and potential opposition. On Thursday, Steven...
  • Germans seek to oust Czech president Vaclav Klaus over EU treaty (Not from the Onion!)

    10/10/2009 11:02:16 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 31 replies · 3,078+ views
    Times of London ^ | October 11, 2009 | Bojan Pancevski
    “If the president is obstructing the democratic process and opposing the decision of parliament as well as the will of the people, he is moving beyond the law and will need to face the consequences,” a German diplomat told The Sunday Times. Jiri Oberfalzer, a member of the Czech senate and Klaus’s closest ally, said Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, had already threatened the Czechs with expulsion from the EU. “Ideas of changing the constitution just to get rid of the president only shows how weak our young democracy is,” said Oberfalzer, a Eurosceptic. The political hot potato now lands...
  • Vaclav Klaus Stands Up For Freedom against EU

    10/10/2009 5:37:10 PM PDT · by DeuceTraveler · 2 replies · 411+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljAANHPkrAE&NR=1
  • Czech leader is holding the door open for the UK to sink Lisbon (Czechs alone against 4th Reich)

    10/03/2009 3:16:51 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 28 replies · 2,069+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 03rd October 2009 | John Laughland
    The Irish Yes to the Lisbon Treaty has been greeted with whoops of joy by the European establishment from Cork to Cracow. But the long battle over Lisbon is not over. The spotlight now falls on the Czech Republic and its President, Vaclav Klaus. EU elites may have successfully defeated democracy for the fifth time – they overrode the Danish No to Maastricht in 1992, the Irish No to Nice in 2001, and the Dutch and French Nos to the European Constitution (the forerunner of Lisbon) in 2005. But the Lisbon Treaty still remains unratified in two Central European states...
  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Václav KLAUS President of the Czech Republic

    09/23/2009 3:36:07 PM PDT · by cizinec · 6 replies · 587+ views
    United Nations ^ | 09/23/2009 | Vaclav Klaus
    When looking for an appropriate reaction to the problems connected with the current crisis, we should build on the idea that the crisis was basically a failure of governments, not markets. The manipulation of monetary policy in an attempt to artificially prolong the period of growth, the irrational subsidization of demand in the housing sector and the failures of financial market regulation contributed substantially to the crisis. Let us not delude ourselves that the economic cycle and its consequences can be prevented by the more extensive government regulation or by aiming at global governance of the world economy.
  • Czech President: Neosocialism Threatens Europe

    08/31/2009 12:46:40 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 7 replies · 505+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 28 Aug 2009 | Vaclav Klaus
    Below is the text of a speech which President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic gave last Sunday in Aix-en Provence (France). We thank President Klaus for his kind permission to republish his speech at this website. Thank you for the invitation to come to Aix, for giving me a chance to address this reputable audience where I see many friends and, above all, thank you for continuing to organize the Summer University. I only don’t understand why you call it Summer University of the New Economics. Which one is the old one? We have only one, good, old economic...
  • 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...
  • The Sunday Times interview with Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic

    03/21/2009 7:39:03 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies · 517+ views
    The Times ^ | 3/22/2009 | The Sunday Times
    1. Could you please elaborate on the “democratic deficit” you identified in the institutions of the European Union during your speech in front of the European Parliament? VK: I see the “democratic deficit” in a growing distance between the citizens of the EU member states and the EU political elite, as well as in the shift of decision-making from the member states capitals to Brussels. About seventy-five percent of our legislation is now made in the EU by unelected officials and there are attempts in the Lisbon Treaty to give them even more power, to give the EU its own...
  • Bucking the media trend on global warming 'crisis'

    03/09/2009 2:39:17 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies · 562+ views
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | 3/9/2009 | Pete Chagnon
    NEW YORK CITY - Speakers at a conference on climate change are making the case that the alarmism behind the global-warming bandwagon is politically motivated, has nothing to do with science, and could affect the sovereignty of the U.S. The second annual International Conference on Climate Change hosted by The Heartland Institute is well under way in New York City. More than 700 registrants have gathered in the Big Apple to hear more than 70 scientists -- representing the views of tens of thousands of their colleagues -- make the argument that media and environmental advocacy groups have it all...
  • Czech president attacks Al Gore's climate campaign

    02/02/2009 11:37:04 AM PST · by Huntress · 13 replies · 610+ views
    AFP via Breitbart.com ^ | 1/31/09 | Unattributed
    Czech President Vaclav Klaus took aim at climate change campaigner Al Gore on Saturday in Davos in a frontal attack on the science of global warming. "I don't think that there is any global warming," said the 67-year-old liberal, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the European Union. "I don't see the statistical data for that." Referring to the former US vice president, who attended Davos this year, he added: "I'm very sorry that some people like Al Gore are not ready to listen to the competing theories. I do listen to them. "Environmentalism and the global warming alarmism...
  • Czech president attacks Al Gore's climate campaign

    02/01/2009 12:43:12 PM PST · by babubabu · 10 replies · 839+ views
    AFP ^ | 1/31/09 | AFP
    Vaclav Klaus, the new critic of Al Gore and Global Warming.
  • EU President Klaus Davos-tates Gore: "Environmentalism Threatening Our Freedom"

    01/31/2009 8:13:36 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 6 replies · 377+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 31 January 2009 | EC
    You know, the more I learn about Czech President Vaclav Klaus, the more I think the next time we elect a foreigner president we should seriously consider him. Based on what he's been saying lately, the current EU head seems ready to use his bully pulpit to try and inject some truth into European, and world politics.
  • EU's new figurehead believes climate change is a myth.

    01/03/2009 8:50:11 AM PST · by vimto · 14 replies · 476+ views
    Times (London) ^ | 01/03/09 | David Charter, Europe Correspondent
    The European Union's new figurehead believes that climate change is a dangerous myth and has compared the union to a Communist state. The views of President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic, 67, have left the government of Mirek Topolanek, his bitter opponent, determined to keep him as far away as possible from the EU presidency, which it took over from France yesterday.
  • EU's new figurehead [President] believes climate change is a myth

    01/02/2009 7:45:12 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 35 replies · 1,332+ views
    The Times ^ | 1/3/2008 | David Charter
    The European Union's new figurehead believes that climate change is a dangerous myth and has compared the union to a Communist state. The views of President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic, 67, have left the government of Mirek Topolanek, his bitter opponent, determined to keep him as far away as possible from the EU presidency, which it took over from France yesterday. The Czech president, who caused a diplomatic incident by dining with opponents of the EU’s Lisbon treaty on a recent visit to Ireland, has a largely ceremonial role. But there are already fears that, after the dynamic...
  • Vaclav Klaus takes over European Union presidency

    01/01/2009 6:10:26 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies · 1,069+ views
    The Times ^ | 1/2/2009 | David Charter
    Vaclav Klaus believes that climate change is dangerous myth, has compared the European Union to a Communist state and refuses to fly its blue and gold flag over Prague Castle. Mr Klaus, 67, makes an unlikely figurehead for the EU which is why the Czech government is desperate to keep its head of state as far away as possible from the EU presidency which it took over from France yesterday . The Czech government is desperate to keep its head of state as far away as possible from the EU presidency The Czech president, who caused a diplomatic incident by...
  • Czech president's meeting with EU lawmakers ends in rift

    12/06/2008 2:19:00 PM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 12 replies · 848+ views
    Monsters and Critics ^ | 5 December. 2008 | Europe News
    Prague - Czech President Vaclav Klaus' meeting with leaders of the European Parliament Friday ended in a rift, a transcript of the meeting released by his office showed. The president, who is an outspoken critic of the European Union and its reform treaty, was angered by questions from Daniel Cohn- Bendit, the head of the European Greens. Klaus' aide told reporters after the meeting that the president considers Cohn-Bendit's behaviour 'a big provocation.' According to the transcript, Cohn-Bendit first presented Klaus with an EU flag, which the president has so far refused to hang at his seat, Prague Castle. The...
  • Beware the church of climate alarm

    11/28/2008 11:07:07 AM PST · by Bob Eimiller · 19 replies · 529+ views
    smh.com.au ^ | Nov. 27, 2008 | Miranda Devine
    Miranda Devine November 27, 2008 As the Czech President, Vaclav Klaus, an economist, anti-totalitarian and climate change sceptic, prepares to take up the rotating presidency of the European Union next year, climate alarmists are doing their best to traduce him. The New York Times opened a profile of Klaus, 67, this week with a quote from a 1980s communist secret agent's report, claiming he behaves like a "rejected genius", and asserts there is "palpable fear" he will "embarrass" the EU. But the real fear driving climate alarmists wild is that a more rational approach to the fundamentalist religion of global...
  • A Fiery Czech Is Poised to Be the Face of Europe (Called Gore an 'Apostle of Arrogance')

    11/24/2008 11:20:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,259+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 24, 2008 | Dan Bilefsky
    PRAGUE — In the 1980s, a Communist secret police agent infiltrated clandestine economics seminars hosted by Vaclav Klaus, a fiery future leader of the Czech Republic, who had come under suspicion for extolling free market virtues. Rather than reporting on Marxist heresy, the agent was most struck by Mr. Klaus’s now famous arrogance. “His behavior and attitudes reveal that he feels like a rejected genius,” the agent noted in his report, which has since been made public. “He shows that whoever does not agree with his views is stupid and incompetent.” Decades later, Mr. Klaus, the 67-year-old president of the...
  • McCain Mistakenly Refers to Defunct Czechoslovakia at Town Hall Meeting

    07/16/2008 8:49:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 60 replies · 178+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2008-07-16
    In a townhall meeting held Tuesday in Albuquerque, N.M., John McCain mistakenly referred to current events in Czechoslovakia, a country that ceased to exist in 1993 after separating into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. McCain expressed “regret some of the recent behavior that Russia has exhibited…including reduction in oil supplies to Czechoslovakia.”
  • Czechs resist pressure to ratify EU treaty

    06/18/2008 11:17:16 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 203+ views
    Reuters ^ | Monday, June 16, 2008 | Jan Lopatka (Editing by Giles Elgood)
    The Czech Republic resisted pressure on Monday to quickly ratify the European Union's reform treaty after its defeat by Irish voters, and kept its options open on how to proceed with the charter... Czech Republic... eurosceptic President Vaclav Klaus and some others in his ruling Civic Democratic Party said the Irish vote meant the treaty was dead and should be abandoned. Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, a Civic Democrat who signed the treaty for the Czech Republic, said there could be no hurrying a decision on how to go forward but it was clear the treaty would not enter force on...
  • EU referendum: Czech president says Lisbon Treaty project is over

    06/14/2008 6:42:46 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 21 replies · 128+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1:51PM BST 14/06/2008 | By Justin Stares in Brussels
    The Czechs have hammered another nail into the coffin of the Lisbon treaty by declaring that ratification must stop. Czech president Vaclav Klaus, who is supported by the country's largest political party, called the Irish referendum vote a "victory of freedom and reason" and said "ratification cannot continue". His view was echoed in the Czech senate. "Politicians have allowed the citizens to express their opinion only in a single EU country," Mr Klaus said. Article continues "The Lisbon treaty project ended with the Irish voters' decision and its ratification cannot continue," he wrote on his own website, according to Czech...
  • Moving Toward Energy Rationing

    05/29/2008 10:06:12 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 48 replies · 453+ views
    RCP ^ | May 30th, 2008 | Charles Krauthammer
    I'm not a global warming believer. I'm not a global warming denier. I'm a global warming agnostic who believes instinctively that it can't be very good to pump lots of CO2 into the atmosphere, but is equally convinced that those who presume to know exactly where that leads are talking through their hats. Predictions of catastrophe depend on models. Models depend on assumptions about complex planetary systems -- from ocean currents to cloud formation -- that no one fully understands. Which is why the models are inherently flawed and forever changing. The doomsday scenarios posit a cascade of events, each...
  • Czech President Klaus ready to debate Gore on climate change

    05/27/2008 8:54:30 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 31 replies · 145+ views
    Monsters & Critics ^ | May 27, 2008 | Staff
    Washington - Czech President Vaclav Klaus said Tuesday he is ready to debate Al Gore about global warming, as he presented the English version of his latest book that argues environmentalism poses a threat to basic human freedoms. 'I many times tried to talk to have a public exchange of views with him, and he's not too much willing to make such a conversation,' Klaus said. 'So I'm ready to do it.' Klaus was speaking a the National Press Building in Washington to present his new book, Blue Planet in Green Shackles - What Is Endangered: Climate or Freedom?, before...
  • Czech President Klaus ready to debate Gore on climate change

    05/28/2008 5:27:14 AM PDT · by Manfred the Wonder Dawg · 18 replies · 102+ views
    The Earth Times ^ | 27 May 2008 | DPA
    Czech President Vaclav Klaus said Tuesday he is ready to debate Al Gore about global warming, as he presented the English version of his latest book that argues environmentalism poses a threat to basic human freedoms. "I many times tried to talk to have a public exchange of views with him, and he's not too much willing to make such a conversation," Klaus said. "So I'm ready to do it." Klaus was speaking a the National Press Building in Washington to present his new book, Blue Planet in Green Shackles - What Is Endangered: Climate or Freedom?, before meeting with...
  • Czech President Klaus ready to debate Gore on climate change

    05/27/2008 2:51:34 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 44 replies · 363+ views
    M&C ^ | 5/27/08
    Gore a former US vice president who has become a leading international voice in the cause against global warming, was co-winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Gore's effort was highlighted by his Oscar winning documentary film An Inconvienent Truth. Klaus, an economist, said he opposed the 'climate alarmism' perpetuated by environmentalism trying to impose their ideals, comparing it to the decades of communist rule he experienced growing up in Soviet-dominated Czechoslovakia. 'Like their (communist) predecessors, they will be certain that they have the right to sacrifice man and his freedom to make their idea reality,' he said. 'In the...
  • Czech president Vaclav Klaus: "surprised" at Nobel prize for Gore

    10/12/2007 10:28:58 AM PDT · by RDTF · 62 replies · 1,367+ views
    Eux via Drudge report ^ | Oct 12, 2007 | not specified
    Prague (dpa) - Czech President Vaclav Klaus, a rare vocal global- warming sceptic among heads of state, is "somewhat surprised" that former US vice president Al Gore received the Nobel Peace Prize, the president's spokesman Petr Hajek said in a statement. "The relationship between his activities and world peace is unclear and indistinct," the statement said. "It rather seems that Gore's doubting of basic cornerstones of the current civilization does not contribute to peace." Klaus said in a recent speech that environmentalists' efforts to halt global warming "fatally endanger our freedom and prosperity." The Czech president publicly expresses doubt on...
  • Czech president new face of US media campaign

    09/15/2007 3:21:37 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 4 replies · 379+ views
    RadioPraha ^ | 13-09-2007
    Czech president Vaclav Klaus has become the face of a media campaign questioning the impact of global warming. The campaign is run by the free-market think-tank Heartland Institute. It features pictures of Vaclav Klaus and former US vice-president Al Gore under the headline "Global Warming Is No Crisis". It also draws attention to Mr Klaus' speech that is to take place in two week's time at the UN conference on global warming. I spoke to Tom Swiss of the Heartland Institute and started by asking about the campaign's aim. "The ad campaign is focused around the central idea that global...
  • Klaus: Warming uproar reminds of communist campaigns

    07/02/2007 5:09:56 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 16 replies · 696+ views
    Prague Daily Monitor ^ | 29 June 2007
    Klaus: Warming uproar reminds of communist campaigns By Prague Daily Monitor/ÄŒTK / Published 29 June 2007 Prague, June 28 (CTK) - Czech President Vaclav Klaus again warned against the hysteria that he said surrounds the global warming issue at the presentation of the controversial British documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle in a Prague cinema today. Klaus said the unilateral campaign accompanying the issue reminds him of similar [propaganda] "massages" under the communist regime. "This is no belittling of communism that some permanently try to reproach me for. It is only a warning that the methods, practices and withholding of...
  • Challenges of the Current Era (Vaclav Klaus, President of Czech Republic, speech at Cato Institute.)

    06/28/2007 9:00:21 PM PDT · by caveat emptor · 3 replies · 280+ views
    www.klaus.cz ^ | March 9, 2007 | Vaclav Klaus
    Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to visit again your world-famous institute and to see many friends here. Thank you for the invitation. I met your President Edward Crane 5 weeks ago in Chicago at the Milton Friedman Memorial Service and he said: “the invitation is permanently open”. So I am here. I came here today as a president of the free and democratic Czech Republic, of a country which – now already more than 17 years ago – succeeded in getting rid of Communism, of a country which quite rapidly, smoothly and without unnecessary additional costs overcame...
  • Kudos To The President - - That Is, President Klaus

    06/24/2007 5:51:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 442+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2007 | Austin Hill
    I might embarrass myself with this, but nonetheless I have an admission to make: I came of age, politically speaking, during the presidency of Jimmy Carter. Oh sure, I have plenty of memories (both good and bad) of Nixon and Ford. But my experience of the ways in which White House policy can impact one’s day to day life first emerged while Carter was in office. Much of this experience was garnered through observing my own parents. I remember very well their shame over the Iranian hostage crisis; their anxiety over the economic stagflation of the times; and perhaps most...
  • Rebels With A Klaus (Global Warming and Czech President)

    06/24/2007 11:41:23 AM PDT · by Isara · 12 replies · 556+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 6/22/2007 | Editor
    <p>Climate Change: Led by the president of the Czech Republic, respected scientists are risking their reputations to expose global warming as a non-threat exploited by those who not only want to extinguish debate, but freedom as well.</p> <p>Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, a country formerly under the jackboot of the Soviet Union, thinks he knows the motives of warm-mongers like Gore. He sees an eerie similarity between communism and what he calls the global warming "religion."</p>
  • Global warming: truth or propaganda?

    Mr. Klaus, I believe, has asked the wrong question, and in doing so, is in danger of under-cutting his main point, which is the danger to personal freedom of a top-down, single-government approach to managing the problem of global warming. Instead of trying to ask, is global warming a REAL problem?, Mr Klaus should ask - and then provide his answer - the question: Assuming global warming is a REAL, global issue, how can we manage this problem on a global scale while also expanding personal freedom and economic welfare? I would be very interested in hearing his response to...
  • Freedom, not climate, is at risk

    06/14/2007 7:00:59 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 27 replies · 868+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | June 13, 2007 | Vaclav Klaus
    We are living in strange times. One exceptionally warm winter is enough – irrespective of the fact that in the course of the 20th century the global temperature increased only by 0.6 per cent – for the environmentalists and their followers to suggest radical measures to do something about the weather, and to do it right now. Ask President Klaus Vaclav Klaus Is climate change just propaganda? Vaclav Klaus will answer your questions in an online Q&A. Post a query now In the past year, Al Gore’s so-called “documentary” film was shown in cinemas worldwide, Britain’s – more or less...
  • Beware of government as the last action hero - MARK STEYN

    06/17/2007 3:20:06 PM PDT · by dennisw · 37 replies · 1,541+ views
    ocregister. ^ | Sunday, June 17, 2007 | MARK STEYN
    The other day, six Anglican archbishops called for the church to bless the unions of same-sex couples. The Anglican Church of Canada is about to have a big vote on the issue, and depending which way they swing it will either deepen the schism within the worldwide Anglican Communion or further isolate the Episcopal Church of the United States. But never mind all that. What struck me was the rationale the archbishops came up with. This gay thing, they sighed. We've been yakking about it for years. Let's just get on with it, and then we can get back to...
  • Czech President: Environmentalist 'Religion' Like Communism

    03/21/2007 5:00:49 PM PDT · by kindred · 16 replies · 690+ views
    NewsMax.com Wires ^ | Wednesday, March 21, 2007 | unknown
    Czech President Vaclav Klaus said on Wednesday that fighting global warming has turned into a a 'religion' that replaced the ideology of communism and threatens to clip basic freedoms. The right-wing president, a free-market champion, wrote to the U.S. Congress that adopting tough environmental policies to fight climate change would have destructive impact on national economies. 'Communism has been replaced by the threat of an ambitious environmentalism,' Klaus wrote in response to questions from the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce. The U.S. House Subcommittee for Energy and Air Quality was due to hold a hearing on...