Posts Tagged ‘John McCain’

Why McCain won…

October 27, 2008

Editor: I thought the election was next week. Oh well, I guess I missed the election and McCain won. Who would’ve thought.

Newsweek: Why McCain won…

Jonathan Alter
By Jonathan Alter
NEWSWEEK

FEATURES AND ANALYSIS
John McCain Why McCain won…

source BBC

The Green Agenda

July 21, 2008

From the Green Agenda

Sacrilegious though this may sound, democracy is no longer
well suited for the tasks ahead. The complexity and the technical
nature of many of today’s problems do not always allow elected
representatives to make competent decisions at the right time
.

Club of Rome


When
I searched for links between these men, who keep appearing in nearly
every area of global environmental politics, I discovered that they
were all members of the Club of Rome. Now extraordinary claims, like
a global conspiracy, demand extraordinary proof. But this conspiracy
is hidden in
plain
sight
.
They make very little attempt to hide their real agenda. On this
website I try to use quotes and excerpts as much as possible and let
the reader reach their own conclusions.

So, what exactly is
the Club of Rome and who are its members? Founded in 1968, the CoR
describes itself as “a group of world
citizens, sharing a common concern for the future of humanity
.

It consists of current and former Heads of State, high-level
politicians and government officials, diplomats, scientists,
economists, and business leaders from around the globe.

The Club of Rome subsequently founded
two sibling organizations, the
Club
of Budapest

and the
Club
of Madrid
.
The former is focused on social and cultural aspects of their
agenda, while the latter concentrates on the political aspects. All
three of these ‘Clubs’ share many common members and hold
joint
meetings
and
conferences.
As explained in other articles on this website it is abundantly clear
that these are three heads of the same beast. The CoR has also
established a network of 28
National
Associations
.

Some
Current Members of the Club of Rome triad:

Al
Gore

– former VP of the USA, leading climate change campaigner,
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Academy Award winner, Emmy winner, lead the
US delegations to the Rio Earth Summit and Kyoto Climate Change
conference, largest shareholder in the Chicago Climate Exchange.

Javier
Solana

– Secretary General of the Council of the European Union, High
Representative for EU Foreign Policy.

Maurice
Strong

former Head of the UN Environment
Programme, Chief Policy Advisor to Kofi Annan, Secretary General of
the Rio Earth Summit, co-author (with Gorbachev) of the Earth
Charter, co-author of the Kyoto Protocol, founder of the Earth
Council, devout Baha’i.

Mikhail
Gorbachev

CoR
executive
member
,
former President of the Soviet
Union, founder of Green Cross International and the Gorbachev
Foundation, Nobel Peace Prize winner, co-founder
(with Hidalgo) of the Club of Madrid,
co-author (with Strong)
of the Earth Charter.

Diego
Hidalgo

– CoR executive
member
, co-founder (with Gorbachev) of the Club of
Madrid, founder and President of the European Council on Foreign
Relations.

Ervin
Laszlo

– founding member of the CoR, founder and President of the Club
of Budapest, founder
and Chairman of the World Wisdom Council.

Hassan
bin Talal


President of the CoR, President of the Arab
Thought Forum, founder of the
World
Future Council
,
recently named as the United Nations ‘
Champion
of the Earth
‘.

Sir
Crispin Tickell

– former British Permanent Representative to the United Nations
and Permanent Representative on the Security Council, Chairman of the
‘Gaia Society’, Chairman of the Board of the Climate
Institute, leading British climate change campaigner.

Kofi
Annan

– former Secretary General of the United Nations. Nobel
Peace Prize Laureate.

Javier
Perez de Cuellar

former Secretary General of the
United Nations. .


Robert
Muller

former Assistant Secretary General of the United
Nations,
founder and Chancellor of the
UN
University of Peace.

David
Rockefeller

CoR
executive
member
,
former Chairman of Chase
Manhattan Bank, founder of the Trilateral Commission, executive
member of the World Economic Forum, donated land on which the United
Nations stands.

Stephen
Schneider

– Stanford Professor of Biology and Global Change.
Professor Schneider was among the earliest and most vocal proponents
of man-made global warming and a lead author of many IPCC
reports.

Bill
Clinton

– former President of the United States,
founder of the Clinton Global Iniative.

Jimmy
Carter

– former President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize
Laureate.

Bill
Gates

– found
er of Microsoft, philanthropist

Other
current influential members:
(these
can be found on the
Club
of Rome
, Club
of Budapest
,

Club
of Madrid

and/or
CoR
National Association

membership
pages)

Ted
Turner
– American media mogul, philanthropist, founder of
CNN
George Soros – multibillionare, major
donor to the UN

Tony Blair – former Prime
Minister of the United Kingdom
Deepak Chopra – New
Age Guru
Desmond Tutu – South African Bishop and
activist, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
Timothy
Wirth
– President of the
United
Nations Foundation

Henry
Kissinger
– former US Secretary of State
Barbara Marx
Hubbard
– President of the
Foundation
for Conscious Evolution

Betty
Williams
– Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Marianne
Williamson
– New Age ‘Spiritual Activist’
Robert
Thurman
– assistant to the Dalai Lama
Jane Goodall
– Primatologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Juan
Carlos I
– King of Spain
Prince Philippe of
Belgium
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
Dona Sophia
– Queen of Spain
Karan Singh – Chairman of the
Temple
of Understanding

Daisaku
Ikeda
– founder of the
Soka
Gakkai cult

Eduard
Shevardnadze
– former Soviet foreign minister and President
of Georgia

Richard von Weizsacker – former
President of Germany
Martin LeesCoR
Secretary General, Rector of the UN University of Peace

Ernesto
Zedillo
– Director of
The
Yale Center for the Study of Globalization

Frithjof Finkbeiner – Coordinator of the Global
Marshall Plan

Vaclav
Havel
– former President of the Czech Republic
Hans
Kung
– Founder of the
Global
Ethic Foundation

Ruud
Lubbers
United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees
Mary Robinson
United Nations High Commissioner for Human
Rights

Jerome Binde – Director of
Foresight, UNESCO
Federico MayorDirector
General of UNESCO

Tapio Kanninen Director
of Policy and Planning, United Nations
Konrad
Osterwalder
– Under-Secretary-General of the United
Nations
Peter Johnston – Director
General of European Commission

Thomas Homer-Dixon
Director of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Toronto
Emeka
Anyaoku
former Commonwealth
Secretary General, current President of the
WWF
Wangari
Maathai
– Nobel Peace Prize Laureate,
founder of the
Green
Belt Movement

and
many more….

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Wind turbine marketers are full of hot air

July 11, 2008

Editor:
As happy as I am to see this article show up in a “Mainstream Canadian Newspaper”, I still have to ask-why has it taken so long to expose the scam that is the wind industry?
Hell, Enron started this scam years ago. Google- Enron, Al Gore, Maurice Strong and Bill Clinton. Like the media never noticed what was going on.

I’ve noticed the Globe and Mail reading my blog lately ‘site tracker’ and that’s good. But, why does it take so long to get a story out. People have been sending the mainstream papers this same information for years. Why have they remained silent for so long?

Billions of taxpayer dollars have been wasted, landscapes ruined and peoples lives destroyed, while the media sat on the information.
I called the head office of CanWea two years ago this coming Nov. I told them the wind scam would be shut down within two years. I still believe it is possible.
It’s time for journalists to shake the cobwebs from their brains, remember the journalistic oath and get back to doing what they are supposed to do- inform the public of the truth.

Leave the lies and bullshit to the politicians and industry.
As J. Lennon said “Just give me the truth”

Anyway, I thank Mr. Reynolds for this story. Good work-even if it’s years late.

NEIL REYNOLDS

Globe and Mail

OTTAWA — Republican presidential candidate
Senator John McCain travelled to Oregon in mid-May to deliver the
definitive climate change speech of his campaign. He spoke in Portland,
at the U.S. headquarters of Vestas Wind Systems AS, a Danish company
that markets wind turbines around the world. He started on a
self-deprecating note. “Today is a kind of test run for this company,”
he said. “They’ve got wind technicians here, wind studies and all these
wind turbines. But there’s no wind. So now I know why they asked me to
come and give a speech.”

It was perhaps his most perceptive statement of the day. Five
sentences later, Mr. McCain made perhaps his least perceptive. “Wind,”
he said, “is a predictable source of energy.”

Really? Define predictable. Wind turbines operate occasionally with
remarkable efficiency at 100 per cent capacity. More often, they
operate with 20 per cent capacity. Once in a while, they operate with
subzero capacity – taking electricity from the grid to keep themselves
running until they get hit again by a restless wind.

British energy consultant Hugh Sharman, based in Denmark, documented
wind power’s capacity for subzero performance in a report published by
Civil Engineering magazine in 2005. With more wind power per capita
than any other country, Denmark (population 5.4 million) is the world’s
showroom nation for this highly fashionable form of renewable energy.

Why, then, does Denmark export almost all of its wind power – at a
revenue loss? Why, then, does Denmark still operate all of its
conventional coal-fired power plants? In a phrase, Mr. Sharman says,
the reason is Denmark’s “wildly fluctuating wind power.”

It turns out that Denmark’s vast array of turbines often produce
minimal electricity when demand is high, maximum electricity when
demand is low. Basing his analysis on data from a single year (2002),
Mr. Sharman reported that wind power produced less than 1 per cent of
the country’s electricity supply on 54 different days. On one of these
54 days, the wind turbines took more power from the grid than they
produced. (Wind turbines consume considerable electricity whether winds
are blowing or not blowing.)

British author and energy analyst Tony Lodge makes the same point in
a report by the Centre for Policy Studies, a London think tank. “Not a
single conventional power plant has been closed in the period that
Danish wind farms have been developed,” he says. “Because of the
intermittency and variability of the wind, conventional power plants
have had to be kept running at full capacity to meet the actual demand
for electricity and to provide backup.”

Mr. Lodge says it is not practical to turn coal-fired plants off and
on as winds rise and fall – because ramping them up consumes more fuel
(and emits more carbon dioxide) than running them at a constant rate.
Thus Denmark relies almost exclusively on coal-fired plants for its own
consumption and exports its wind power at whatever off-peak price it
can get.

Only 3.3 per cent of Denmark’s wind power gets “accepted” on the
grid for domestic consumption. In 2003, Denmark exported 84 per cent of
its wind-generated electricity at money-losing rates. And CO{-2}? In
2006, Denmark produced 36 per cent more carbon emissions than the year
before.

Messrs. McCain, Dion and Pickens notwithstanding, winds do not blow
predictably. Without an energy storage battery the size of Mount
Everest, most wind-powered electricity will be wasted and will almost
certainly increase a country’s carbon emissions – albeit inadvertently.
When your power plant operates at only 20 per cent capacity (or less),
you have to build four or five times as many plants as you need. For
reliable backup, you still need either coal, gas or nuclear power – all
of which are cheaper than wind.

The conclusion seems self-evident. Apparently it isn’t. Fortunately,
you can test wind power for yourself. Go outside on a hot and humid
day. Feel the breeze. Or don’t

The Globe and Mail