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The Earth Charter and the Ark of the Gaia Covenant

December 30, 2007
Editor:
Another paper about Maurice Strong and his followers. You may ask, what does this have to do with wind farms? Everything is the answer. Maurice Strong started the E7 now the E8 which is about the internationalization of energy. Wind farms are a part of the process. Ever wonder why the wind companies, putting up the wind farms, seem to be from different countries, well if you haven’t, you should. David Suzuki is pushing wind farms, his wife, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, is a co-chair for Earth Charter Commission, as is Elizabeth May, leader of the federal Green Party of Canada. These people are indoctrinating your children into their cult through programs in the schools. Time to wake up folks.
– © Terry Melanson (First Published: Nov. 6, 2001, Last Update: Aug. 11, 2004)

For those who may have dismissed the notion of a UN Agenda for a New World Religion used to usher in sweeping anti-constitutional environmental agreements, I offer the following.

On September the 9th, 2001 a celebration of the Earth Charter was held at Shelburne Farms Vermont for the unveiling of the Earth Charter’s final resting place. This “Ark of Hope” will be presented to the United Nations along with its contents in June of 2002. It is hoped that the United Nations will endorse the Earth Charter document on this occasion; the tenth anniversary of the UNCED Earth Summit in Rio.

Placed within the Ark, along with the Earth Charter, were various items called “Temenos Books” and “Temenos Earth Masks.” Temenos is a concept adopted by Carl Jung to denote a magic circle, a sacred space where special rules and energies apply. Some of the Temenos Books were created within this magic circle by children, who filled them with visual affirmations for Mother Earth. Fashioned with the “earth elements”, the Temenos Earth Masks were also worn and created by children.

Maurice Strong and the “Agenda”

In 1992 Maurice Strong was the Secretary General of the historic United Nations (UNCED) Earth conference in Rio. This gathering featured an international cast of powerful figures in the environmental movement, government, business, and entertainment. Maurice Strong’s wife Hannah, was involved in the NGO alternative meeting at the Summit called Global Forum ’92. The Dalai Lama opened the meeting and, according to author Gary Kah, to ensure the success of the forum, Hanne Strong held a three-week vigil with Wisdomkeepers, a group of “global transformationalists.” Through round-the-clock sacred fire, drumbeat, and meditation, the group helped hold the “energy pattern” for the duration of the summit.

It was hoped that an Earth Charter would be the result of this event. This was not the case, however an international agreement was adopted – Agenda 21 – which laid down the international “sustainable development” necessary to form a future Earth Charter agreement. Maurice Strong hinted at the overtly pagan agenda proposed for a future Earth Charter, when in his opening address to the Rio Conference delegates he said, “It is the responsibility of each human being today to choose between the force of darkness and the force of light.” [note: Alice Bailey, and Blavatsky before her, used these terms often. Their writings state that the ‘force of darkness’ are those who adhere to the ‘out-dated’ Judeo-Christian faith; those who continue along their ‘separative’ paths of the one true God. The ‘force of light’ (Lucifer), in there view, is the inclusive new age doctrine of a pagan pantheistic New World Religion. In the New Age of Aquarius there will be no room for the ‘force of darkness’ and ‘separativeness’.] “We must therefore transform our attitudes and adopt a renewed respect for the SUPERIOR LAWS OF DIVINE NATURE,” Strong finished with unanimous applause from the crowd.

Despite the disappointing setback of no official agreement toward a “peoples Earth Charter”, Maurice Strong forged ahead, with Rockefeller backing, to form his Earth Council organization for the express purpose of helping governments implement UNCED’s sustainable development which Agenda 21 had outlined. Agenda 21 was perhaps the biggest step taken to facilitate any future “enforcement” of a patently pagan Earth Charter. According to Strong “the Charter will stand on it’s own. It will be in effect, to use an Anglo-Saxon term, the Magna Carta of the people around the Earth. But, it will also, we hope, lead to action by the governments through the United Nations.”

Earth Charter Commission Co-Chairs

The Earth Charter Initiative was launched in 1994 by Maurice Strong, his newly formed Earth Council and Mikhail Gorbachev, acting in his capacity as president of Green Cross International. In 1997, the Earth Council and Green Cross International formed an Earth Charter Commission to give oversight to the process.

  1. Kamla Chowdhry, India
  2. Mikhail Gorbachev, Russia
  3. Mercedes Sosa, Argentina
  4. Maurice Strong, Canada
  5. Amadou Toumani Toure, Mali
  6. A.T. Anyaratne, Sri Lanka
  7. Princess Basma Bint Talai, Jordan
  8. Leonardo Boff, Brazil
  9. Pierre Calame, France
  10. Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Canada
  11. Wakako Hironaka, Japan
  12. John Hoyt, U.S.A.
  13. Ruud Lubbers, The Netherlands
  14. Wangari Maathai, Kenya
  15. Elizabeth May, Canada
  16. Federico Mayor, Spain
  17. Shridath Ramphal, Guyana
  18. Henriette Rasmussen, Greenland
  19. Steven Rockefeller, U.S.
  20. Mohamed Sahoun, Algeria
  21. Awraham Soetendorp, The Netherlands
  22. Pauline Tangiora, New Zealand
  23. Erna Witoelar, Indonesia

Sri Chinmoy

UN Prophet Indian Mystic, and outspoken advocate of the United Nations’ “spiritual mission.”

UN Meditation Room

United Nations Meditation Room

Large Photos of the Room

  1. Photo stored on UN Server (High Quality)
  2. Photo Taken at A “Religious Orders” Conference Held at the UN

The U.N. Meditation Room is built in the shape of a truncated pyramid. In the center is an altar made out of magnetite, the largest natural piece of magnetite ever mined. For meditation purposes it is probably the most ideal spot on the planet, since the magnetite altar has its foundation straight down, built into the bedrock of the land below; tapping into the energies of the earth itself. The mysterious mural also helps the worshippers tune into esoteric energies, and helps facilitate a state of altered consciousness. Continue reading

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Maurice Strong: Godfather of the international environmental movement

December 30, 2007

Editor:
I have posted the last part of this paper. It is important that you follow the link to read the full paper. In order to understand what is going today it is important to understand the history that got us here. Maurice Strong has been a very busy man over the years. The environmental movement is about power, money and control.
By Neil Hra
web posted December 24, 2001
Key Environmental Strategy: Strengthen the U.N.

Twenty-five years ago Strong sketched out a global political framework that would curtail the sovereignty of nations and expand the power of the U.N. and other international organizations. Strong’s downpayment on this vision have been the policies he subsequently has helped advance at a series of U.N.-sponsored conferences from Stockholm and Rio to Kyoto and, next year, Johannesburg.

Strong appears to rule out a formal world government when he suggests that “the technological society [his shorthand expression for life in a globalized world] cannot be managed by traditional systems of hierarchical control.” Instead, “it requires a network of institutions, governmental and non-governmental, local, regional, national and international, to perform the wide variety tasks and functions necessary to the operation of that society.”

This new network does not exactly end nation-state sovereignty. Instead, it should lead to the creation of a formalized “system of international organizations” whose purpose will be to “provide the instrumentalities for carrying out those common tasks which it is either not feasible or advantageous for [individual nation-states] to carry out themselves.”

There’s no need to describe the peril of handing over U.S. sovereignty – a sovereignty that guarantees the freedoms of U.S. citizens – to a centralized and often corrupt foreign bureaucracy whose agenda is frequently at odds with U.S. policies and values. Strong’s enthusiasm for the U.N. completely ignores its history of failure in numerous policy areas. In the years since Strong’s 1974 speech the U.N. has failed to alleviate poverty – and ecological devastation – in Africa and other developing nations. And its peacekeeping efforts in Somalia, Rwanda and Bosnia failed to deter aggression in the 1990s.

Global Warming Alarmism

Critics say Strong and other environmentalists are transfixed by disaster scenarios built on junk science. Nowhere is this more apparent than Strong’s attitude toward global warming.

Global warming is the theory that rising man-made carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, autos and other industrial activities will cause a dangerous increase in temperatures that will wreak havoc on the planet’s climate in myriad ways, from melting the polar ice caps to causing powerful storms and severe droughts.

In Where on Earth Are We Going? Strong presents a fictional “Report to the Shareholders, Earth Inc.” bearing the date January 1, 2031 and built around the imagined impact of global warming. In Strong’s telling North America will be a hell on earth. The Midwest will be struggling through a tenth straight year of drought, and New Orleans will be ravaged by tropical diseases to such an extent that it becomes little more than a “shrinking fortress held only with poisonous amounts of lethal pesticides.” In Los Angeles, “water vendors with armed guards roam the streets…” Both cities are better off than the state of Florida, which will have fallen under the sea.

Strong advocates ratification of the Kyoto treaty to stop the impending crisis. Negotiated by the Clinton Administration in December 1997, the treaty requires the U.S. to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30 to 40 per cent by 2010. But according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, that could cost the economy $400 billion per year, raise electric utility rates by 86 per cent, hike the cost of heating oil by 76 per cent, and impose a permanent “Kyoto gasoline tax” of 66 cents per gallon. In total, each U.S. household would have to spend an extra $1,740 per year on energy. WEFA, an economic information and consulting firm, reports that 2.4 million jobs would be lost and manufacturing wages cut by 2.1 per cent.

This gives Strong no pause. Indeed, he seems to want to inflict economic damage on Western industrial democracies. When it comes to environmental policy, Strong says, “Economic growth is not the cure, it is the disease.”

Strong supports Kyoto despite the scientific evidence. The U.N. has repeatedly scaled down its prediction of rapid temperature increases in coming decades. In 1990, for instance, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted that global temperatures would rise six degrees farenheit by 2100. Just three years later, the IPCC adjusted its projection downward to a rise of less than two degrees farenheit. NASA satellites, the most accurate measure of global temperature, show that the Earth has slightly cooled since 1979, contradicting doomsayers who predicted global warming should have caused the temperature to increase six-tenths of a degree by now.

Scientists who once strongly believed in the theory are now more skeptical. Dr. James Hansen, the NASA scientist who inaugurated the global warming debate in 1988, said then that rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere would cause the temperature to increase and lead to increased drought by the end of the 20th century. In 1998, Hansen candidly admitted his predictions had not come true because he didn’t know enough about the climate system. In 2000, Hansen went further and said carbon dioxide is not responsible for global warming. Hansen still subscribes to the global warming theory but he believes the treaty should be abandoned because it targets the wrong greenhouse gas and harms international relations by turning developing and developed nations into “adversaries.”

Conclusion

Environmental politicians like Maurice Strong don’t follow the science. They push for power. Strong has devoted his life to establishing international legal procedures to enforce his vision. And his imagination is haunted by a parade of environmental horribles. Scientists doubt they may ever come to pass, but Strong, like many contemporary environmentalists, is motivated more by fervent conviction than scientific evidence. Paul Ehrlich’s “population bomb” never exploded, and the Club of Rome’s reports on the limits to growth are famously wrong. Not one catastrophe hypothesized by Strong and other environmentalists has occurred. But that hasn’t stopped them from building the environmental movement. Continue Reading

Neil Hrab is a graduate of the University of Toronto and served as a Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow at Capital Research Center.

London Spreads Blood and Gore

December 30, 2007

Editor:
One World Order is almost here. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the “main stream media” for keeping us so well informed. I said, it’s almost here. It can still be stopped. Stand up for yourself, your children and your country. London Spreads Blood and Gore

Posted: 2007/03/31
From: Mathaba

The idea that Gore should show up in London, running a hedge fund, and working as a propagandist for Her Majesty’s Green Revolution and the City of London’s latest speculative bubble, should not come as a great surprise to anyone who has followed the former Vice President’s career – or his family pedigree.

By an EIR investigative team

On the weekend of Feb. 24-25, 2007, as former Vice President Al Gore was wet-dreaming about his pending Academy Award for his fractured fairy tale “documentary,” An Inconvenient Truth, about his battle to save the planet from “global warming,” TV financial market analyst Jim Cramer was answering a question about the prospect of a Gore Presidential run in 2008, on MSNBC’s Chris Matthews’ “Hardball.” Never one to mince words, Cramer dismissed the idea that Gore would take another stab at Presidential politics: “No,” he said. “He’s really a hedge fund manager now. No one leaves that game.”

Indeed, Cramer was right—at least on the first count. In November 2004, Al Gore and David Blood launched a London-based investment fund, Generation Investment Management, which insiders affectionately refer to as “Blood and Gore”—and not without reason. Blood, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, brought a small team of former Goldman Sachs personnel with him to the London fund, assuming for himself the job of managing director. Gore took on the Chairmanship of Generation, bringing along his long-time Senate chief of staff, campaign manager, and business crony, Peter S. Knight, as another founding partner.

Both Gore and Knight had been involved, from late 2001, with another, U.S.-based investment fund, Metropolitan West Financial LLC (“MetWest”). Gore had been the vice chairman of that Beverly Hills-based fund, run by former associates of convicted junk-bond swindler Michael Milken, and Knight had been the managing director. When Wachovia Bank bought out MetWest several years later, Gore and Knight moved on to bigger and better schemes in London.

A CROWN AGENT

But suddenly, on Oct. 30, 2006, Al Gore went back to work for the government: the British government! At a high-profile press conference, releasing a 700-page report on climate change by British government economist Sir Nicholas Stern, British Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown, the heir-apparent to outgoing Prime Minister Tony Blair, announced that he had “hired” Gore to “advise the British government on climate change.” The Stern report on the “economic” consequences of global warming had all the credibility of another 10 Downing Street “policy” document, the now-infamous September 2002 “White Paper” on Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction, a phony-baloney piece of MI6 fakery that infamously claimed that Saddam Hussein could launch a WMD attack on the United States within 45 minutes, and that Iraq had illegally obtained tons of yellow-cake uranium from Niger. The Blair-sanctioned lies, now so widely discredited, tremendously boosted U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney’s march to war in Iraq. The Stern report, over the long run, could have far more deadly consequences than the earlier Blair black propaganda screed on Iraq WMD.

The announcement that the former U.S. Vice President and 2000 Democratic Party Presidential candidate would be taking a job working for a foreign government caused only a minor stir, when word of the appointment crossed the Atlantic. But several important questions are posed by the Gore “hiring.”

First, what kind of payment is the former Senator and Veep receiving from Her Majesty’s government? Calls to the British Embassy in Washington have so far not been returned. But whether or not Gore is receiving direct financial compensation for his work for the British government, the British government is definitely sinking money into Gore’s Inconvenient Truth scam. On Feb. 3, 2007, Reuters reported that the Blair government would distribute copies of the film to all secondary schools in England, as “part of a global warming information pack distributed to schools as the government strongly pushes the message that everyone has a role to play.” Reuters added that “Gore, a dedicated climate crusader, has begun a programme of training what he calls climate ambassadors to travel the world” (will these Gore-schooled “green ambassadors” be carrying British diplomatic passports?). The plan to mass distribute An Inconvenient Truth to schools was announced by Environmental Minister David Miliband, another leading British government propagandist for the greenhouse gas hoax, which has been thoroughly exposed in recent issues of EIR (see also the Science feature, in this issue).

The second question, begged by Gore’s work for Blair and Brown is: Has the former Vice President properly registerd with the U.S. Department of Justice as an agent of a foreign government, under the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Act?

THE ANGLO-DUTCH ‘SLIME MOLD’

On deeper investigation, it appears that Gore’s move to London—first through the Blood and Gore hedge fund, and later through his “hire” as a Blair-Brown advisor—are all part of the same program. And this carries with it the strong stench of insider trading.

Within the City of London and the larger universe of the Anglo-Dutch financier oligarchy, the lines of separation between parliamentary government, the monarchy, and high-finance are blurred. And under all circumstances, the power of private finance trumps “elected” government. The American Constitutional principles of the “general welfare” and “representative self-government” are as alien to the City of London as if they had just landed from Mars.

In the Generation Investment Management (GIM)’s November 2004 press release, announcing the firm’s launch, Blood and Gore proclaimed that they believe “social, environmental and geopolitical issues can materially impact a company’s ability to sustain returns,” promising to “bring together a proven team of equity analysts with leaders from the sustainability research field.” GIM promoted itself as a “carbon neutral firm,” explaining, “Generation has made a legally binding commitment to purchase Carbon Financial Instruments (CFIs) sufficient to 100% offset the greenhouse gas emissions caused annually by our firm’s electricity use and business travel for the period 2005-2010.”

In a March 28, 2006 joint op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, headlined “For People and Planet,” Blood and Gore wrote, “we believe that sustainable development will be the primary driver of industrial and economic change over the next 50 years…. Over the past five years, we have seen markets begin to incorporate the external cost of carbon dioxide emissions. This is happening through pricing mechanisms (price per ton of carbon dioxide) and government-supported trading platforms such as the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme in Europe. Even without a regulatory framework in the United States, voluntary markets are emerging, such as the Chicago Climate Exchange and state-level initiatives such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. These market mechanisms increasingly enable companies to calculate project returns and capital expenditures decisions with the price of carbon dioxide fully integrated.”

One of the central recommendations of the Stern report was to make carbon-swaps and similar greenhouse gas reduction schemes mandatory worldwide. The implementation of this scam is part of Gore’s portfolio as Blair and Brown’s “advisor” on implementing the climate control agenda.

Brokering and speculating on carbon swaps is also what Generation Investment Management is all about! Blood and Gore intend to get in on the ground floor of what may prove to be the biggest and most bizarre financial bubble ever conjured up by Anglo-Dutch financiers and their fiction writers.

Indeed, the day after Gore’s producers received the Academy Award for best documentary film, a minor press flap erupted back in Gore’s hometown of Nashville, when the Tennessee Center for Policy Research reported that Al and his wife Tipper’s home electricity bills for one month were equal to the annual electricity bills of an average American household. One of the key recommendations in Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth? For households to reduce their electicity consumption! Gore’s response to the accusation that he was a big fat hypocrite, was to explain that he was offsetting the costs by purchasing carbon swaps. A little bit of digging revealed that Gore was, indeed purchasing carbon offset instruments—from his own Generation fund!

THE QUEEN’S PAWN

The idea that Gore should show up in London, running a hedge fund, and working as a propagandist for Her Majesty’s Green Revolution and the City of London’s latest speculative bubble, should not come as a great surprise to anyone who has followed the former Vice President’s career—or his family pedigree.

Not only is Al Gore the most outspoken proponent of radical Malthusian population reduction on the American political landscape, mirroring Prince Philip’s own call for the reduction of world population by 80%. Over the years, Gore has been caught up in a string of British anti-American propaganda schemes, and in virtually every instance, somebody close to Gore has swindled somebody else out of a large amount of money.

Typical of this Gore/British chicanery was the then-Vice President’s role in a nasty insider trading and consumer-fraud scheme, cooked up by a group of Gore allies, including his long-time mentor Maurice Strong, the Canadian-born guru of Earth Day and the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, who is a top figure in Prince Philip’s and the late Prince Bernhard’s 1001 Club, a tax-exempt cash pool feeding the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and other environmental and Malthusian fronts, created by the Anglo-Dutch oligarchy. The 1,001 members of the Club represent some of the leading players in the Anglo-Dutch financier oligarchy, who co-mingle with some of the world’s most notorious swindlers.

On Earth Day, April 17, 1995, Vice President Gore travelled to Fall River, Massachusetts, to deliver a green sermon at the headquarters of Molten Metal Technology, Inc., a firm that proclaimed to have invented a process for recycling metals from waste. Gore praised the Molten Metal firm as a pioneer in the kind of innovative technology that can save the environment, and make money for investors at the same time.

Gore left a few facts out of his speech that day. First, the firm was run by Strong and a group of Gore intimates, including Peter Knight, the firm’s registered lobbyist, and Gore’s former top Senate aide. Second, the company had received more than $25 million in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research and development grants, but had failed to prove that the technology worked on a commercial scale. The company would go on to receive another $8 million in Federal taxpayers’ cash, at that point, its only source of revenue.

With Al Gore’s Earth Day promo as a Wall Street calling card, Molten Metal’s stock value soared to $35 a share, a range it maintained through October 1996. But along the way, DOE scientists had balked at further funding. When, in March 1996, corporate officers concluded that the Federal cash cow was about to run dry, they took action: Between that date and October 1996, seven corporate officers—including Maurice Strong—sold off $15.3 million in personal shares in the company, at top market value. On Oct. 20, 1996—a Sunday—the company issued a press release, announcing for the first time, that DOE funding would be vastly scaled back, and reported the bad news on a conference call with stock brokers.

On Monday, the stock plunged by 49%, soon landing at $5 a share. By early 1997, furious stockholders had filed a class action suit against the company and its directors. Ironically, one of the class action lawyers had tangled with Maurice Strong in another insider trading case, involving a Swiss company called AZL Resources, chaired by Strong, who was also a lead shareholder. The AZL case closely mirrored Molten Metal, and in the end, Strong and the other AZL partners agreed to pay $5 million to dodge a jury verdict, when eyewitness evidence surfaced of Strong’s role in scamming the value of the company stock up into the stratosphere, before selling it off.

Keep on Reading

Research for this article was done by a team including Rob Ainsworth, Marcia Baker, Richard Freeman, John Hoefle, Ed Spannaus, Jeffrey Steinberg, Michele Steinberg, and Scott Thompson. The article appeared in the March 16, 2007 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

Gore's "wrenching" gospel

December 29, 2007

 Editor:
This is a very good article. This is the Global Warming Scam

Gore’s “wrenching” gospel

By Henry Lamb
web posted December 17, 2007

Al GoreIn many ways, Al Gore is like the charismatic preacher who mesmerized his congregation every Sunday, but during the week, ministered  privately to the  needs of neglected housewives to satisfy his own appetite.   While sermonizing before the Nobel Committee – and an international television audience – Gore described the hellfire and brimstone of global warming damnation, and pointed the way to planetary salvation: the world must have a mandatory “cap-and-trade” regime, he said, administered by the United Nations.

Privately, however,  away from the television cameras, Gore gobbles up more fossil fuel in a month than is consumed by entire villages in undeveloped nations.   He justifies his own outrageous carbon appetite by purchasing “carbon credits” through a brokerage firm in which he is a principal, as an example he wants to force others to follow.

He repeated his 1992 declaration: protection of the environment must become the principle around which all societies are organized.  He did not repeat, however, the 1992 recognition that such a reorganization would require a “wrenching transformation” of civilization.

Were Gore’s wildest claims of global catastrophe absolutely certain, the remedy he proposes would be the worst possible way to confront it.  Gore, and most of the international community, wants a U.N. treaty that gives power to an international body to set emission limits on developed nations, and enforce monetary penalties for non-compliance which would be redistributed to developing nations such as China, India, Brazil and others.

This method would give to an international body not simply the power to limit the output – emissions; it would also convey the power to limit the input – available energy supplies.  Without abundant, available energy, prosperity in developed nations would plummet.  This, of course, is the goal of international socialists who see social  “equity” as one of the highest objectives.  Environmental protection, and a managed global economy are the other objectives of what is called “sustainable development.”

An international body empowered to control the use of energy, the use of natural resources,  as well as economic activity, would be a hell far worse than anything that could possibly result from a free society, pursuing individual happiness, in a free economy.

Like the charismatic preacher who paints vivid pictures of the consequences of sin, Al Gore and his ilk, preach their gospel of doom and gloom to scare their admirers into actions that benefit only the preachers – not the action takers.  Global warming has become a multi-billion dollar industry that enriches the preachers at the International Panel on Climate Change, the bureaucrats at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, thousands of scientists who feed at the global warming trough, and thousands of delegates who are paid by the U.N. to attend these endless conferences at locations such as Bali, Kyoto, and other exotic destinations.

These conferences have absolutely nothing to do with determining what impact, if any, humans may have on the global climate.  Since the first meeting of the U.N. Framework Convention on climate Change in 1995, the goal has been to create an international power regime to control the use of fossil fuel, and to redistribute the wealth of the nations that have grown rich by using fossil fuel energy.   At the 1997 Kyoto conference, Al Gore deliberately ignored explicit instructions from the Senate, and accepted emission limits that even President Clinton said would not be acceptable.  These meetings disallow dissent, and deny access to media, and others, who fail to support the objectives of the international body.

Had Al Gore been elected in 2000, the United States would most certainly be under the thumb on an international energy-dispensing body today.  Should someone of his global warming faith be elected in 2008, along with a willing Congress, the United States will most certainly be subjected to the whims of this international socialist regime.

Ironically, none of the remedies proclaimed by Gore and his followers will have any appreciable effect on global climate.  Gore’s rhetoric spews like what he calls “70-million tons of global warming pollution” into the air each day.   What he does not say is that the portion produced by human economic activity is relatively insignificant compared to the natural flow of carbon dioxide from the breathing of every mammal on earth, and decay of vegetation, and the eruption of volcanos and all other natural functions.  What he calls pollution – carbon dioxide – gives life to all vegetation.  It would be the same as a stupid person calling oxygen pollution.  Animals, including humans can’t live without oxygen – produced by plants; plants can’t live without carbon dioxide – produced by animals.

This planet has undergone periods that were much warmer, and much colder, than current global temperatures. Neither Al Gore, nor any other human, or collection of humans, had anything to do with those climatic changes.  All of the hoopla, proposed regulations, laws, and international treaties are essentially meaningless against the global climate system that human intelligence can’t begin to fathom.  We should simply be grateful that we live in a period that is hospitable to human life and make the most of it. ESR
Henry Lamb

Gore Milks Cash Cow

December 28, 2007

Gore Milks Cash Cow,
Review by Jorg von Uthmann

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Dec. 28 (Bloomberg) — Climate-change skeptics are taking a beating these days even in France, where people long resisted the green creed.

Yet the dissidents refuse to shut up, even now that Al Gore has won the Nobel Peace Prize and the U.S. government has agreed to negotiate a new global-warming treaty by 2009.

The most conspicuous doubter in France is Claude Allegre, a former education minister and a physicist by profession. His new book, “Ma Verite Sur la Planete” (“My Truth About the Planet”), doesn’t mince words.

He calls Gore a “crook” presiding over an eco-business that pumps out cash. As for Gore’s French followers, the author likens them to religious zealots who, far from saving humanity, are endangering it. Driven by a Judeo-Christian guilt complex, he says, French greens paint worst-case scenarios and attribute little-understood cycles to human misbehavior.

Allegre doesn’t deny that the climate has changed or that extreme weather has become more common. He instead emphasizes the local character of these phenomena.

While the icecap of the North Pole is shrinking, the one covering Antarctica — or 92 percent of the Earth’s ice — is not, he says. Nor have Scandinavian glaciers receded, he says. To play down these differences by basing forecasts on a global average makes no sense to Allegre.

He dismisses talk of renewable energies, such as wind or solar power, saying it would take a century for them to become a serious factor in meeting the world’s energy demands.

Bloomberg 

County commissioners say no to wind farms

December 28, 2007

Editor:
Finally, wind farms are being turned down for reasons brought forward by those fighting the industry. Noise, loss of property value and loss of enjoyment of  property.

The court also acknowledged the efforts of members from the organization Save Our Scenic Hill Country who were on hand for the decision.
It’s refreshing to see the efforts of those working so hard to educate the public about the downside of Industrial Wind Farms being recognized. Most of the people fighting wind farms are “Greener ” than those promoting  their use.
We need to keep the pressure on and get other Govt. bodies to accept the findings of this and other similar decisions. Never forget. You elected these people to serve the people, not big business. What can they say at this point? They can’t plead ignorance any longer. The only defense they might have is that they are truly stupid. Stupid people should step aside. They have no right to be making decisions for you or anyone else.

County commissioners say no to wind farms

Applause filled the Gillespie County Commissioners’ Courtroom Thursday after commissioners passed a resolution opposing wind farms in Gillespie County.

Signed by Gillespie County Judge Mark Stroeher and all four commissioners, the document states the court’s opposition to “the construction and installation of industrial wind farms in Gillespie County and the surrounding Hill Country area.”

Stroeher said that the Llano City Council had recently passed a similar resolution to the one approved during the meeting, which had been moved up from its originally scheduled date on Christmas Eve.

The court’s action comes soon after a similar resolution of principle was adopted by the Fredericksburg City Council at their Dec. 3 meeting and the recent announcement by NRG Energy that they were no longer considering a wind turbine site in Gillespie County.

Commissioner Donnie Schuch said the decision must “consider private property rights of everyone” and take into account what was “best for the total, not for the few.”

A highlight of the resolution, read in open court by Stroeher, was the commissioners’ concern of the “negative impact” economically that the county would see if turbines were constructed in the area.

The document notes the belief of appraisers and realtors “that land values in the area in which industrial wind farms are situated will be substantially decreased.”

The two-page resolution also cites an Electric Reliability Council of Texas report that the area is ranked 20th out of 25 potential wind areas in the state.

In their findings, however, the commissioners did acknowledge “that potential income to participating property owners who sign options for leases for wind turbines to be located on their property could be beneficial to those landowners.”

Other concerns raised in the resolution include wind turbine construction negatively altering views from Enchanted Rock State Natural Area as well as wildlife and environmental impacts that the construction of wind farms would bring to the region.

The court also acknowledged the efforts of members from the organization Save Our Scenic Hill Country who were on hand for the decision.

“We do appreciate what you all are doing out there,” Stroeher said, emphasizing the group’s efforts to educate members of the community about the issue.

Ex-AECL boss' firm could make Millions

December 28, 2007

Editor:
The original headline
“Ex-AECL boss’ firm landed $10M grant” was  from the Ottawa Citizen, the story was removed from their website.
Turns out that the Ottawa Citizen may have jumped the gun with the numbers.
According to Ray Castelli, president and CEO of NaiKun Wind Development Inc,

NaiKun Wind Energy Group is one of more than 100 companies that has registered under the federal government’s ecoEnergy for Renewable Power Program in order to be eligible for an incentive of one cent per kilowatt-hour for up to 10 years for eligible low-impact, renewable electricity projects constructed between April 1, 2007 and March 31, 2011.

According to Ray Castelli, president and CEO of NaiKun Wind Development Inc, the company has not yet received funding under the ecoEnergy program, nor has it received any other government grant of a similar nature. Incorrect information appeared in a story and headline on page A3 of the Ottawa Citizen yesterday, Dec 22 2007

Ray Castelli says “the company has not yet received funding under the ecoEnergy program”, suggesting that they will receive funding. He goes on to say “nor has it received any other government grant of a similar nature”. He doesn’t say they won’t receive any grant money, so that door is left open for funding as well. How much funding could they receive? Could it be $10 million, I don’t know but this story needs to be followed. The word “grant” seems to be the problem, so it has been removed from the story.

Tory insider’s involvement in project ‘doesn’t pass the smell test’:

Ottawa Citizen Saturday, December 22, 2007

Michael Burns, the B.C. businessman and backroom Conservative who recently resigned as chairman of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., is also chairman of a Vancouver wind power firm the federal government approved for up to $10 million in alternate energy funding while Mr. Burns was AECL chairman. The offshore wind power company, NaiKun Wind Energy Group, has two former assistants to Prime Minister Stephen Harper as senior officers and also has other well-connected Conservatives on its board of directors. NaiKun received approval for wind energy incentives — which could eventually be worth at least $1 million a year for electricity from its proposed offshore windmills at the north end of the Queen Charlotte Islands — after the Harper government announced the incentives in January 2007. The federal cabinet approved Mr. Burns’ appointment as chairman of AECL in October, 2006. The same month the government unveiled its Clean Air Act, which included first mention of new Conservative environmental initiatives to replace the previous Liberal government’s proposals. Mr. Burns, who resigned as AECL chairman only a few days before the Crown corporation had to shut down a medical isotope-producing nuclear reactor during a confrontation with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, plays down the significance of Conservative connections inside his company and on its governing board. NaiKun won approval for the government’s ecoEnergy wind power incentives from the natural resources department while Mr. Burns was answering to Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn as chairman of AECL. Mr. Lunn is also responsible for the Nuclear Safety Commission. Opposition politicians say the presence of several Conservatives in the company, including the two former assistants to Mr. Harper, raises questions about a level playing field in the alternate energy industry and also puts Mr. Harper’s allegations of political partisanship within the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission in a different light. NaiKun’s president, Ray Castelli, is a former chief of staff to one-time Conservative prime minister Kim Campbell, who was once MP for Vancouver Centre. Tony Fogarassy, NaiKun’s director of corporate projects and general legal counsel, was a Conservative candidate in Vancouver Centre in the 2006 election, losing to Liberal Hedy Fry.
Read more at
TheNonConformer:

Michael Burns, the man who was running AECL is not a nuclear scientist, nor does he have more than a passing familiarity with the nuclear industry. He is a wind power expert and wonder of wonders, a former fundraiser for the Canadian Alliance. He was appointed by Harper himself, over the advice of a professional headhunter who had recommended a former chair of the AECL for the chief executive’s job. In spite of those connections, Burns claims that he resigned some time before the isotope crisis over operational issues, implying the government wouldn’t let him fix the problems.

That ought to be embarrassment enough, but no. Eight days before he launched his attack on Keen, Harper made one of his own appointments to the nuclear regulator. He didn’t choose a radiation expert or geologist as you might expect, but a medical doctor named Ronald Barriault, who just happens to be a failed provincial Conservative candidate in New Brunswick.

Randy Burton, The StarPhoenix

Happy Holidays

December 24, 2007
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Wishing you and your family the best for the Holiday Season
May your New Year be Turbine Free

Navajo and Mohawk in Bali Challenge World Bank Carbon Scam

December 22, 2007

 Editor:
It’s all about the money and control by the corporations, assisted by your Govt. Wind farms are not part of any solution, they are just another part of the scam
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Navajo and Mohawk in Bali Challenge World Bank Carbon Scam
by Brenda Norrell Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 at 2:45 PM
BALI, Indonesia — Navajo and Mohawk representatives of the Indigenous Environmental Network are now in Bali at the 13th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Jihan Gearon, Dine’ Navajo Nation, IEN energy & climate campaign organizer and Benjamin Powless, Mohawk, Six Nations, Ontario, Canada, IEN youth representative, are gathered with other Indigenous Peoples and taking on the world’s super powers and carbon scam.

Gearon, writing from Bali, said, “What I am saying is that Indigenous People need a much bigger and better seat at the table. Our communities and livelihoods are the first affected by climate change. We are also the most affected by the unsustainable solutions being proposed to solve climate change – nuclear power, clean coal, carbon sequestration, reforestation, carbon trading, etc, etc, etc. Yet, instead of having real input in the UNFCCC process, we have to spend our time picking through words. And while we’re busy doing that, those people who want to sacrifice us to put some dollars in their pockets, make the decisions.

“This past September 13th, the UN General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which protects the rights of Indigenous Peoples to their lands, territories and environment. Yet through the faulty process and false climate change solutions of the UNFCCC, it’s these fundamental human rights that are being violated.

“The Indigenous Peoples here in Bali are asking the UN to live up to their words, to listen to us, and to stop with the false solutions that devastate our lands, threaten our ways of life, and deny our human rights.”

Arizona Indy Media 

10-year-old arrested for using knife in school lunchroom?

December 21, 2007
Editor:
What does this story have to do with wind farms? Actually, this story has a lot in common with wind farms. Fear. This story shows what happens when logic and common sense are replaced by fear. I can’t even imagine how these kids function, living in constant fear. When I was in school we had fights. We had knives. We even had a gun range in the school, and the guns weren’t locked up. I don’t recall any of my classmates being involved in a violent crime. Security is big business if everyone is afraid.
Wind farms like so many things now, is sold to us via the fear factor. If we don’t put up these turbines now, the lights will go out. No they won’t. If the wind farms don’t go up, Global Warming will kill us all and “YOU ” will be responsible.

Take our money, take our freedom, take our land, TAKE IT ALL just make us feel safe. Guess what, you have given everything away and you still live in FEAR.

Why? Because that’s all you have left.
Compliments of the Media, Govt., &  Corporations everywhere
FEAR and more FEAR.
Wake up!

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FROM CNN’s Jack Cafferty:

A 10-year-old Florida girl was arrested for using a knife to cut her food. She didn’t threaten anyone. She didn’t attack anyone. She used the knife to cut a piece of steak she brought from home for her lunch.

Yet school officials at Sunrise Elementary school in Ocala, Florida called police, had her arrested and she was taken away to juvenile detention.

The girl now reportedly faces a felony charge for possessing a weapon on school property along with a 10-day suspension.

Apparently it was teachers who called the sheriff after the 5th grader used the knife in the cafeteria to cut the meat. When cops showed up, they couldn’t reach her parents on the phone so they arrested the girl and took her to the county’s juvenile assessment center.

School officials acknowledge that she didn’t do anything wrong with the knife, just used it to cut her meat. But they say it doesn’t matter what the knife was used for, that the district has “zero tolerance for weapons on school grounds.” I wonder if that applies to forks, too. These are morons.

Of course no one will admit they may have overreacted. The sheriff’s office points the finger at the school, saying that once they’re notified they have to take some kind of action. I guess taking the knife away from the girl never occurred to them.

The girl’s uncle says she’s been very upset. He says they understand that measures need to be taken to make sure people don’t come to school with weapons, but his niece is “a really good kid.”

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Here’s my question to you: Is it going too far when a 10-year-old girl is arrested for bringing a steak knife to school to eat her lunch?

Larry from Redondo Beach, California writes:
I think the problem here is not zero tolerance, but zero common sense among other things. And the wrong person got hauled away by the sheriff. Should have been the teacher who called them.

Ernie from Ocala, Florida writes:
Jack, As a resident of Ocala, Florida, I can qualify your assertion that these people are morons, this town is full of them. That’s why I bought a boat, so I can escape this hick town once in a while.

Dora writes:
Jack, get real. We have at least 320 million people living in this country. We can’t make a different rule for every person. The rule is: no weapons on school grounds or in school. That’s the rule. I am surprised that a complainer like you encourages people to break rules.

Brian from Jersey City, New Jersey writes:
Jack, School officials have obviously confused a weapon with a utensil. Perhaps they should look up the difference in a dictionary or encyclopedia, I mean, you know, that being a school and all.

Cheryl writes:
What were the parents of the 10 year-old thinking? Why didn’t they cut the steak at home and send it in the proper container with the girl to eat at lunchtime? Were the police wrong? Yes, a little too drastic, but the stupidity of the parents surpasses any measures taken by the school or police!

Brad writes:
Mr. Cafferty, You made this story up, right? No one running a school in America is truly this stupid… are they?

Joseph writes:
Zero tolerance for weapons? Something isn’t a weapon until a person uses it in a harmful way. Desks, books, even pencils and pens can all be used as weapons. So should students go to a school in an empty padded room?

Brittany from Alabama writes:
We can install video cameras, metal detectors and hire as many police as we want to keep our schools safe but if someone is insane enough to wreak havoc they will find a way. A ten year-old using a knife to eat lunch is not a threat. Where do these idiots get the idea that arresting a kid is better than simply taking it away from her? We are constantly pumping false fear into society.

Bruce from Vienna, Virginia writes:
Regarding the 10-year-old arrested for cutting meat with a knife in school: if this isn’t a case of “Go vegetarian and nobody gets hurt,” I don’t know what is.

Some of the comments will freak you out as much as the story.

Posted by: Jack Cafferty

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