March 19, 2009

Fw: Global Warming is not settled- says 31,000 scientists - 9,000 of them with PhDs


If you don't want your energy costs to go up substantially, tell your neighbors what Obama and Democrats are up to and to call their Congressman.
Climate Realists ^ | March 19, 2009 | JOSEPH C. PHILLIPS

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 8:14:33 PM by Delacon

 *Appearing at the recent "Ecnomics" conference sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, former vice president and anthropogenic global warming guru Al Gore had a rather telling exchange with Bjorn Lomborg. Lomborg, a former member of Greenpeace and author of the book the The Skeptical Environmentalist invited Gore to debate the science of man made global warming.  Gore declined the invitation insisting that it was "silly" to continue to debate the science.  This seemed a particularly odd response given the fact that science is by definition the act of questioning -- a constant effort to peel back more and more layers in order to gain an ever deeper understanding. For Gore, however, "The scientific community has gone through this chapter and verse." And the science is settled.   In his words, "the debate is over."  Well, as my mother used to say, "talkin' loud don't make you right!" 
      The fact is that the science is far from settled and there is no consensus on anthropogenic global warming.  In fact, the debate is alive and well…at least for those willing to debate. 
      There are, in fact, more than 31,000 scientists – 9,000 of them with PhDs—that have signed a petition stating their unequivocal belief that the Kyoto protocol and similar proposals will "harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology and damage the health and welfare of mankind."  The petition reads in part: "…There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the earth's climate."  There are also a growing number of former AGW believers that have studied the science and become climate realists.
      Last week, many of those signers joined about 800 other realists at the "International Conference on Climate Change" sponsored by the Heartland Institute.  In addition to an impressive list of speakers, there were many scientists, teachers and, well, just regular folks all of whom were up to date in the most current science as well as being conversant in the language of science and all of them concerned about the misuse of science for political gain.
      But as we have observed, truth is not determined by polls; it is determined through facts – facts ascertained through scientific inquiry and debate. 
      The problem is that the current debate (or non debate if you are Al Gore) on Anthropogenic Global Warming has little to do with science and everything to do with politics.
      During an exchange from the WSJ conference, Gore insisted that America is at a "political tipping point."  In other words, the political wheels are already in motion to enact policy based not on scientific fact, but on an ideological agenda.
      No one narrative explains the willingness of global warming alarmists to distort facts and ignore or omit evidence that contradicts their theory of human-caused global warming. There is no one reason why alarmists attempt to bully climate realists with authoritative arguments – The IPCC declared it so it must be gospel – or simply refuse to engage contrary theories.  There is, however, one narrative that seems ever more likely especially in light of the increasing threat of nationalization of industry.  The narrative of social control through the rationing of energy begins to make plenty of sense.
      In the defense of Marxism, Colin Penfield says,"... the need for an equitable division of labor involving a planned economy... is the only real solution to the current problem of global warming." What better way to extend political power than to take the very gas each of us exhales with every breath we take – the substance on which photosynthesis relies and label it a contaminant?  How better to consolidate power than to announce a planetary emergency based on computer models (as opposed to observed data)and then demand control of industry in order to forestall catastrophe?  What could be more perfect than to discover a new moral virtue in "saving the planet?"  And what could better explain the rush to enact policy that will cost trillions of dollars, and which by the alarmists own admission, will produce very little in the way of results but will bring the entire capitalist system to a screeching halt?
      Of course, there could be another reason, one as old as time itself.  In the immortal words of Indiana Jones, "fortune and glory, boy, fortune and glory."
Joseph C. Phillips is the author of "He Talk Like A White Boy" available wherever books are sold.

Steele taps Gentry Collins for RNC political director


This appointment does not give one much confidence that the GOP's RNC has changed it's food source. Being the Romney Director for Iowa primary, following Romney as Republican Governors Association Chairman, makes one think that the beltway crowd have just received the putting of their boy in the top of the RNC.   
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An Inconvenient Tax sheds light on one of America’s messiest problems — a fundamentally broken tax code that affects every part of people's lives. With the U.S. Congress making over 16,000 changes to the tax code in the last two decad


Subject: An Inconvenient Tax sheds light on one of America's messiest problems — a fundamentally broken tax code that affects every part of people's lives. With the U.S. Congress making over 16,000 changes to the tax code in the last two decades alone, many Americans want something better, but few know where to start. This feature-length documentary film reveals the many ways Congress uses the tax code to achieve political goals that have nothing to do with raising revenue. It also tackles the controversial issue of tax reform through a non-partisan presentation of U.S. tax history and current proposals to fix the code. In a time when America faces fiscal crisis, An Inconvenient Tax brings a crucial exploration of the tax code to the big screen.

Video of FairTax on the U.S. House Floor!

At the above link at post 2:49 PM, find the full video of the Fair Tax Special Order Session.  A must see for Fiscal American Security.


FairTax on the U.S. House Floor!

FairTax Bill Continues
Gains in Congress

Here are four new H.R. 25 co-sponsors:

Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-1)
Rep. John Fleming (LA-4)
Rep. John Kline (MN-2)
Rep. Zach Wamp (TN-3)

That brings our co-sponsor total to 51! Thanks to your support, momentum for the FairTax continues to build!
On Tuesday, March 17, Iowa Congressman Steve King hosted a "Special Order" on the House floor to discuss the FairTax. For an hour, Members of Congress discussed how our legislation can save the U.S. economy. In addition to King, here's a list of who spoke on Tuesday:

Rep. Cliff Stearns (FL-06)
Rep. Nathan Deal (GA-09)
Rep. Jeff Miller (FL-01)
Rep. John Mica (FL-07)
Rep. John Linder (GA-07)
Rep. John Duncan (TN-02)
Rep. Phil Gingrey (GA-11)
Rep. Henry Brown (SC-01)
Rep. Paul Broun (GA-10)

Fw: Our Problem Has Never Been Our Principles...


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Push to audit Federal Reserve gains steam


WND Exclusive
Push to audit Federal Reserve gains steam
Lawmakers join call to examine nation's money controllers

Posted: March 16, 2009
9:49 pm Eastern

By Drew Zahn
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texa

A bill calling for the comptroller general of the United States to audit the private Federal Reserve is gaining momentum in Washington, D.C., as more and more representatives add their names to its bipartisan support.

As WND reported, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, introduced last month H.R. 1207, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009, a bill requiring that an audit of both the Fed's Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve Banks be completed and reported to Congress before the end of 2010.

Paul was joined at the time of introduction by 11 other Republican and Democratic co-sponsors.

Since its introduction, 17 additional U.S. representatives have added their names as co-sponsors, bringing the total to 29 legislators seeking the audit.

Rep. Paul has been a harsh critic of the Federal Reserve, even seeking to abolish the private money-control system, arguing that Congress should "reassert its constitutional authority over monetary policy."

The Constitution, Paul said, gives Congress, not the private Federal Reserve, "the authority to coin money and regulate the value of the currency."

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Paul explained his advocacy for the H.R. 1207 audit in the U.S. House:

"Throughout its nearly 100-year history, the Federal Reserve has presided over the near-complete destruction of the United States dollar," the Texas Republican said. "Since 1913 the dollar has lost over 95 percent of its purchasing power, aided and abetted by the Federal Reserve's loose monetary policy.

"How long will we as a Congress stand idly by while hard-working Americans see their savings eaten away by inflation? Only big-spending politicians and politically favored bankers benefit from inflation," he said.

Paul called oversight of the Fed "long overdue."

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"Since its inception, the Federal Reserve has always operated in the shadows, without sufficient scrutiny or oversight of its operations," he continued.

"The Federal Reserve can enter into agreements with foreign central banks and foreign governments, and the GAO is prohibited from auditing or even seeing these agreements. Why should a government – established agency, whose police force has federal law enforcement powers, and whose notes have legal tender status in this country, be allowed to enter into agreements with foreign powers and foreign banking institutions with no oversight?"

Paul said H.R. 1207, which has been referred to the House Committee of Financial Services, would "achieve much-needed transparency of the Federal Reserve."

Paul talked at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, in Washington about his concerns regarding the Fed. A video is embedded here:

In his weekly online column, Paul also said the Founding Fathers intended "only gold and silver to be used as currency," but that long since has been abandoned in favor of a monetary system essentially orchestrated in secret.

"People are demanding answers and explanations for our economic malaise, and we should settle for nothing less than the whole truth on monetary policy," he said.

WND reported last month on Paul's continuing effort to abolish the institution.

Paul said every problem in the economy, "from the Great Depression, to the stagflation of the '70s, to the current economic crisis caused by the housing bubble," can be traced to Federal Reserve policy.

Paul's abolition plan calls for the director of the Office of Management and Budget to "liquidate" Fed assets "in an orderly manner so as to achieve as expeditious a liquidation as may be practical while maximizing the return to the Treasury."

Columnist and commentator Chuck Baldwin believes it's about time.

"'We've seen money go out the back door of this government unlike any time in the history of our country,' Senator Byron Dorgan, a North Dakota Democrat, said on the Senate floor. 'Nobody knows what went out of the Federal Reserve Board, to whom and for what purpose. How much from the FDIC? How much from TARP? When? Why?'" Baldwin wrote.

"Senator Dorgan is exactly right. No one oversees the Fed. The Fed is held accountable to absolutely nobody," Baldwin continued. "But Senator Dorgan (as with everyone else in Congress) has no one to blame but himself. Ever since the Marxist, E. Mandell House, convinced President Woodrow Wilson to create the Federal Reserve in 1913, the Congress of the United States has had virtually nothing to do with the way our fiscal policies are managed. The Fed (which is not even a government agency, but rather a private corporation consisting of mostly foreign bankers) dictates America's financial policies."

Baldwin cites the U.S. Constitution itself. In Article I, Section 8, Paragraph 5, it states Congress has the authority to "coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures."

Columnist Jacob Hornberger last year noted that while Paul's abolition plan is considered "wacky" by some, at least two Nobel Prize-winning economists had the same idea.

Economists Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek called for the abolition of the Fed during their careers, Hornberger notes.

"While Friedman spent much of his life advocating externally imposed constraints on the Fed's power to expand the money supply, his first wish was to have the Fed abolished, as he pointed out in a 1995 Reason magazine interview. In his book, 'Denationalization of Money: An Analysis of the Theory and Practice of Concurrent Currencies,' Hayek advocated a free-market monetary system of competing currencies," said Hornberger.

"Most Americans probably still believe that the Great Depression was caused by 'the failure of the free-enterprise system.' It is a false belief. The truth is that the worst economic disaster in American history was caused by the Federal Reserve. Give current Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke credit for publicly acknowledging that fact in a speech delivered in 2002 commemorating Friedman's 90th birthday," Hornberger said.

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