As you’re probably aware a climate treaty is kaput, cap & trade is dead in the United States Congress and the “climate” for anything about climate change, global warming, climate disruption or whatever you prefer to call it, is literally going down in flames. Despite all of this and more, there are those who keep trying to force us to believe the unbelievable. Global warming has turned into a religion of sorts, that is now being used nefariously by governments to get us to do their bidding and enrich themselves.
The one world warmer government isn’t getting their way and it now appears that we have those who desire to trash democracy and common sense by creating climate dictatorships and perhaps ultimately, a one world dictatorship that is all-powerful and all-knowing. Do we have unelected wannabe despots at various levels of various governments trying to set dangerous precedents that will cost money and freedom worldwide? It sounds to me like they’re taking on the motto “if you can’t legislate then dictate.” Want some examples? Please read on.
California Air Resources Board (CARB) – Agency gone wild?
Let’s start with the California Air Resources Board. This is what I’d call a fiefdom of officials who are usurping the power of the California Legislature and the people of California by pulling whatever kind of stunts they think they can get away with. It appears to me that they’re headed towards creating a state-level dictatorship based upon the green religion. Facts often don’t enter the equation because they might get in the way of power and control. They want to rule where you live, what you drive, whether you drive or not, what color your car is, what kind of smog testing will be done, what power generators do, what light bulbs you use, whether you can use your fireplace or not, what kind of gasoline and diesel fuel blends are used and anything and everything that they can claim has any effect upon the air. Their goal appears to be total, absolute control and nothing less, they want it all.
They have based regulations upon data from a supposed PH d who it turns out has a mail-order degree, better known as fraud, read here. Don’t dare to disagree with them or it may cost you your job like this poor fellow, read here. Many refer to them as the “Smog Nazis” and it’s an appropriate title as far as I’m concerned. They are in the process of and will eventually will drive a lot of businesses out of California to other states where they don’t have to deal with over-regulation. If California keeps heading down this path there may not be anyone around to pay the taxes that pay their salaries. It’s already costing jobs, read here. While that would be a fitting end to them, why sit and do nothing and let them ruin a whole state when they can be cut off now?
Do you want to know more about CARB? Here’s some information about this onerous group and some of the loony things they want to do to California? If the citizens of California vote to keep AB 32 in force this will only empower them more. The government is berserk enough already and sinking into insanity territory because they keep catering to the libtard and greentard agendas. Want to stop it? Vote yes on 23 and let’s buy some time to take a better look at reality.
- CARB plans to institute “feebates” (taxes) on vehicles they deem to cause global warming. Trucks, minivans, SUV’s, and sports cars are likely to be targeted.
- CARB proposed regulations requiring that your car tire pressure be checked to make sure they are at a state-mandate pressure. Before this proposal was withdrawn, CARB’s proposed punishment for noncompliance was a $1000 fine and 6 months imprisonment.
- CARB has enacted regulations beginning next year that will put programmable thermostats into every new home and into the homes of those who choose to replace their furnace.
- In one all too common example of the harm CARB bureaucrats have caused to struggling small businesses, family run Nor-Cal produce in West Sacramento did nothing but fail to file a report with CARB. The business was socked with $43,400 in penalties. CARB eventually reduced the penalty to $32,550 because of the business’s “cooperative actions.”
- CARB commissioned a study outlining new diesel regulations that are now devastating California’s trucking industry. The author of the study, “Dr.” Hien Tran was later found to have mail ordered his PhD from a “university” that listed a UPS store as its address. CARB responded by neither firing Tran nor backing away from the study – even though key details of the study have now been found by CARB itself to be incorrect.
- CARB used a $57 million legislative appropriation to adopt regulations rationing greenhouse gas emissions, but is unwilling to account for how these funds have been used. A bill was introduced to find out how $30 million in unaccounted for funds were spent, but it was defeated by CARB’s political allies.
- CARB has 1176 employees, and the average salary is over $85,000 a year. While teachers are being laid off and nearly all agencies face cuts, CARB has added hundreds of new employees.
The state is already has about a $20 billion budget shortfall. If you want to accelerate the death of California then by all means keep your favorite idiot in the legislature, keep AB 32 in force and let CARB take this as a sign from the Global Warming God that the people of California condone their de facto takeover of the state and watch them get bolder. I think the Audi Green Police TV commercial may become more true than the citizens of California want. They will be fining the hell out of anything, regardless whether it moves or not and will use that money to increase the size and power of their bureaucracy.
I am unable to fathom why the California State Legislature ignores their obvious grab at the power to control about everything in the state. Of course the California Legislature appears to consist mainly of a bunch of argumentative, polarized, idiots, who haven’t come out with an on time budget for decades. They worry about crap like Feng Shui being applied to state offices while “Rome” burns. Then, when they finally do pass a budget it’s generally not balanced and causes the state to go even further into debt. This is CO2 Insanity at the state level and it needs to be stopped. You can read up on what’s going on at the state CARB dictatorship at Kill Carb.
Is the government in Australia is crazy, too?
You can go to the Jo Nova website and read parts 1 through 10 about how the Australian Green Nazis have totally screwed over the Thompson family who have been (for years no less) trying to start a feed lot. This is a continuing saga that people should read about and keep an eye on to see if the loons in the government prevail or if justice will. It’s a scary story that has an Alice in Wonderland feel to it.
What caused this problem is that the government has continually moved the bar for them to do business. Jumped 1 foot? OK, now jump 2 feet? Jumped 2 feet? Oh, well now you have to jump 3 feet! This tactic has cost the family millions of dollars, much frustration and plenty of stress. They’re legitimate people who want to run a legitimate business. They want to provide a service, make money, pay taxes and raise their children. The way the Aussie government greentards act you’d think they were planning on growing opium poppies. The Thompson’s are now to the point that the bank may repossess their property and they could end up being bankrupt and homeless with 4 children to feed.
While many people have made donations to help them, I’d urge you to help out with whatever you can, even if it’s 5 bucks. It all adds up and they are desperate with bills to pay and dire need of legal services. It appears that some government officials there think themselves above the law and just do whatever the hell they like, regardless of the consequences to their citizens or country. There are also articles on the Watts Up With That? website here.
The United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA) – An abuse of power?
Want bigger? Try the US Environmental Protection Agency who are beginning to sound like they should change their name to the US Environmental Protection Racket as they seem to act in similar fashion to the mafia. No cap & trade law passed by Congress? No problem! They’ll just do whatever they want! You can include their penchant for ignoring Congressional authority to regulate them. You’ d think Congress would get tired of them constantly flipping the bird at them, but it appears they, like the California Legislature, could really care less. Even though it seems to be an almost a daily affair to read about another EPA power grab over some alleged pollution or CO2 problem, they just let them go on and do whatever they like. I sincerely hope there’s an electoral bloodbath in Congress in November and that perhaps the Congressional Clown Circus will wake up and realize the voters have had it with this crap and defund the EPA Smog Nazis to remind them that Congress makes the rules, they just administer them.
Look at what the EPA’s been up to lately. See anyone in Congress bitching about it? If they get away with a little here and a little more there, won’t they take it as a licence from Congress to do whatever they like, whenever they like, to whomever they like?
You can read about what they’ve been up to here, here, here,here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, all reasons why I feel this agency is running amok and should in my opinion be reeled in by Congress before it’s too late. We don’t need eco-loons hell-bent on destroying the United States of America from within, running the EPA, we need reason and scientific fact, not dogma.
The United Nations – Scamming on a global scale?
Now let’s get to the last and biggest agency that appears to want to control the whole world. You’re probably aware of the UN’s Kyoto Treaty, which is a well-deserved bust, and also aware that the Copenhagen 13 conference was an abject failure in obtaining a new global warming treaty. A new treaty concerning global warming isn’t going to happen anytime soon and both warmers and skeptics are declaring it a still-birth.
The failure appears to have the United Nation’s ex-climate chief Yvo de Boer’s panties in a wad. He now appears to be advocating (reading between the lines) that since the United Nations can’t get a treaty signed then perhaps they should throw the democratic process in the garbage can, create some rather onerous “rules” and then go on a dictatorial global rampage, ordering all to comply or else. Per this article in the New York Times we get the following salient quotes…..
Rather than focus on reaching a legally binding climate agreement, the United Nations should take a stronger role in making sure that countries promote the development and use of cleaner energy sources, Yvo de Boer, the U.N.’s former climate chief, said on Friday.
Yes no vote, no consensus amongst the membership, screw that, we’ll just take over and do what we damn well please, democracy is dead, long live the United Nations Global Dictatorship. Dr. Evil for head dictator anyone?
At a time when the U.N.’s long-held ambition of reaching a new treaty to curb emissions blamed for global warming seems out of reach, Mr. de Boer said many countries, as well as companies, wanted “to be held accountable” for their efforts at promoting greener policies and industries.
Oh, I bet they will want “to be held accountable” because some genius at the money grabbing UN will soon figure out that along with dictating the world’s pollution requirements they can also fine the hell out of violators, thus enriching themselves and their buddies. They can also use the money to increase their size like a good bloated bureaucracy should and perhaps some day even rule the Earth.
Of course, all fines and costs associated with UN compliance will be passed on from the countries to the states and provinces, who will in turn pass it on to the counties and cities, who will then raise our taxes to pay for it, not to mention coming up with more onerous regulations that will create more fine money for the coffers. Big businesses will merely jack their prices up to compensate for the increased expense. Their CEO’s will still fly off in their private jets, spewing pollution and laughing on the way to make new deposits into their numbered Swiss bank accounts from increased profits and carbon trading.
After all it’s always all about the money. This will also allow the UN a way to transfer wealth from rich countries to 3rd world dictatorships under the guise of “climate change” helping to lay a larger foundation for their ultimate goal of having a one world government. Adolph Hitler wrote the book on using a crisis and creating enemies to get the public to go along with a government takeover and they appear to be using those tactics to get what they want. They also seem to be considering the Mafia as a business model and using graft to get what they want in cases where a lead pipe workout isn’t kosher. Start pumping copious amounts of cash into 3rd world dictatorships and they’ll go along with the program like little children being bribed with candy bars. By the time they figure out there’s a problem it will be too late.
The U.N. could help to fill that role and do more to help craft a rule book for the way countries like China monitor and verify pledges to lower greenhouse gas emissions, Mr. de Boer told the Global Clean Energy Forum, a conference convened by the International Herald Tribune.
The near-collapse of global talks on climate change in Copenhagen in December, coupled with the most serious financial crisis in decades, have left investors reassessing what role cash-strapped governments and international authorities can play in fostering clean energy.
Mr. de Boer, who helped to organize the summit meeting in Copenhagen, left the U.N. in July to become the special global adviser on climate change and sustainability at KPMG, a consulting firm.
You can read about the Global Clean Energy Forum by clicking on the link. In addition to de Boers as a speaker, we also have (surprise!) Rajendra Pachauri of IPCC fame about the report claiming (erroneously) that the Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2035, not to mention a host of other issues over the report. Here is a list of other speakers if you want to see who they listen to.
So, how much would you wager that the UN’s “rule book” will include fines and penalties to be levied by those “cash strapped” governments based upon non-existent global warming?” Want to bet the UN won’t get a piece of the action since they wrote the rule book? The soldiers in the Mafia kick part of their earnings to their captains, who in turn kick part of their take up to the Godfather. Sounds like a grand plan to me with the end result being global power for the “Godfather” United Nations. There’s plenty of money to be made off the suckers….I mean taxpayers.
I have to also ask just how “convenient” is it that Mr. de Boer “conveniently” works for KPMG who may just reap billions of dollars dealing with new accounting schemes? Think they may be “conveniently” assisting in the creation of them? Want to bet they’re not invested heavily in things like carbon trading, wind power and solar power? I have to wonder about these things.
Let’s also not forget about those “reassessing” investors either who have perhaps dumped billions of dollars into the carbon trading black hole and no doubt want the carbon trading schemes fired up again so they can recoup those losses. Let’s also not forget the Mafia’s direct involvement in carbon trading either. I’m sure they love the thought of promoting global warming and carbon trading schemes so they can get rich off a global pool of suckers. Sometimes I wonder if the UN is really an extension of the Mafia, or vice-versa. Kind of makes sense sometimes if you think about it.
Reagan made some very astute observations about government, some of which are below. I’d apply them to any government, local, state, country and also and perhaps especially to the UN.
Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.
Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Or the true classic……
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.
Think about it. If you keep letting them get away with it you’ll soon rue the day you let this slide by. Non-elected officials will increase their dictating because Congress, Parliaments and governments around the world will sit on their hands and do nothing about nipping it in the bud. Then the Presidents and Prime Ministers will get in on the act and start issuing edicts instead of signing laws legally passed by elected officials. Finally, whole governments will start transferring power to the United Nations who will sooner than you think, be your one world dictatorship. The price of EVERYTHING will go up because it will cause carbon and thus need to be taxed to save the planet.
Think not? The United States is already poised to transfer control over the coastal waters of the United States and the Great Lakes to the United Nations. You can read about HR 3534, the Clear Act, here.
It’s time to take control and start voting the clowns out of office before it’s too late and we’ve ceded our authority as a nation, which has already begun.
Source: New York Times