John Kerry Says We All Must Act On Climate Change To Avoid The Ravages Or Something

He never really does get into what we all must do, but, I’m sure it has something to do with more taxes, fees, and giving up our liberty while the elites like John refuse to do anything in their own lives. Oh, and this has plenty of Trump Derangement Syndrome to go with the obligatory doom

John Kerry: Forget Trump. We All Must Act on Climate Change.

This week is the third anniversary of the Paris climate agreement. The Trump administration marked it by working with Russia and Gulf oil nations to sideline science and undermine the accord at climate talks underway in Katowice, Poland.

While I was in New Delhi this week, where I met with solar energy advocates, a comment made thousands of miles away by the journalist Bob Woodward almost jumped off my iPad: The president, he said, “makes decisions often without a factual basis.” This isn’t a mere personality quirk of the leader of the free world. It is profoundly dangerous for the entire planet.

So, wait, he took a long fossil fueled flight, which puts out almost as much “carbon pollution” as a normal American does in a year? Huh.

Scientists tell us we must act now to avoid the ravages of climate change. The collision of facts and alternative facts has hurt America’s efforts to confront this existential crisis. Ever since Mr. Trump announced that he would pull America out of the Paris accord, those of us in the fight have worked to demonstrate that the American people are still in.

But the test is not whether the nation’s cities and states can make up for Mr. Trump’s rejection of reality. They can. The test is whether the nations of the world will pull out of the mutual suicide pact that we’ve all passively joined through an inadequate response to this crisis.

Ravages! Suicide!

Talk to leaders who are gathered in Poland. They acknowledge that we aren’t close to getting the job done in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that warm the planet. People are dying today because of climate change, and many more will die and trillions of dollars of damage to property will occur unless America gets back in the fight.

Interesting. You have all these “leaders” who signed on to the Paris Climate Agreement, and most of their nations aren’t even close to upholding their commitments. Yet they are super enthusiastic about it. So much so that they take lots of fossil fueled trips, like to the Katowice, Poland UN IPCC meeting.

The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that the changes required to hold global warming to 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius), as called for in the Paris agreement, would require changes on a scale with “no documented historic precedent.”

Interestingly, he never gets into what those changes would be. Because putting economies and people’s lives fully under the control of elites wouldn’t be particularly palatable, and there is that line where even Warmists will not cross, as we just saw in France.

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If All You See…

…is an energy sucking smartphone causing bad weather, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is White House Dossier, with a post on Sports Illustrated going Woke and choosing Christine Blasey Ford to deliver an anti-sex abuse award.

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‘Climate Change’ Is At Fault For Animal Bites Or Something

There is always something new for the Cult of Climastrolgy to link to their cult. There used to be a massive list of all the things blamed/linked to ‘climate change’, which is sadly gone. You have other ones here and here, and some others around. This would be perfect

From the article

Animal-related injuries lead to health care costs of more than $1 billion a year in the United States, according to a new study — and they’re happening more often.

The rate of all animal attack injuries has increased over the past 10 years, according to Dr. Joseph Forrester, one of the authors of the study published Tuesday in the BMJ. He anticipates that it will continue to rise, partially because of climate change.

The most common cause of injury is bites from non-venomous arthropods, the group that includes spiders, mosquitoes, ticks and centipedes. As temperatures rise, the habitats of some of these creatures will get larger as they will be able to survive in more places, meaning they are able to injure more people.

The habitats of larger animals, such as bears, are overlapping more and more with human developments and recreational activities, as well, so injuries from these animals could also increase, the study says.

So, in reality, it’s just a matter of more humans going where the animals and such are. But, hey, they always have to include ‘climate change’ because that’s what cultists do.

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California’s Latest Idea: Tax Your Text Messages

California, shockingly, is the not the state with the highest tax burden in the nation. Depending on which source you check, it’s somewhere from number six to number ten in tax burden. But, they’re working hard to raise their ranking

California proposes a plan to tax text messages

California regulators want to tax text messages to increase funds for programs that bring connectivity to underserved residents.

A new surcharge proposed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) wouldn’t be a per-text tax, but a monthly fee based on a cellular bill that includes any fees for text-message services. Most carriers offer a flat fee option for texting, and already charge a similar fee for other services included in the bill — such as phone calls. The exact structure of the charge would vary from carrier to carrier.

The commission will vote on the measure January 10, 2019, and is facing strong opposition from industry trade groups like the CTIA, which represents AT&T Mobility, Sprint, and T-Mobile. (AT&T is the parent company of CNN.)

The 52-page proposal by CPUC Commissioner Carla J. Peterman lays out the details of the plan, and says the state’s Public Purpose Program budget is going up while incoming fees to fill it are decreasing. Currently the surcharge rate is less than 7%.

This could cost consumers up to $44 million a year. How much will it be per person? Even if it is 50 cents per month, it’s too much. It’s the principle of the thing, of the notion that government dinks and dunks us to death on taxes and fees.

And, really, why should citizens be paying for other citizens to have mobile phones? No one pays for mine except me. I could see getting low income a basic non-smartphone with phone service only for safety, but they’re getting smartphones with Internet and everything. If they want this, let them pay for it. There are some who truly deserve public assistance. Most don’t let them get a job to pay for the phone.

That may be overblown, but how much does go to illegals, who obtain all sorts of public services, especially in places like California?

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Congratulations! You Survived One Year Without Net Neutrality And The Internet Still Works!

Back before my Twitter account was killed for unknown reasons, I posted a tweet daily about #AmericaWithoutNetNeutrality, making fun of the wankers who thought Doom was coming. Nope, sorry, we survived (via Twitchy)

It is working just fine. We haven’t heard any stories of Big Tech doing bad things to the Internet, even though the repeal of NN was a direct threat to reproductive freedom, according to the ghouls at NARAL.

Supporters of NN aren’t giving up, though: giving the federal government massive power over  the Internet, treating it like a 1940’s phone system, is very important for them

(Gizmodo) Net neutrality proponents now have less than two weeks to convince 38 House lawmakers to support an effort to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality. Seventeen of those votes could come from Democrats who have yet to sign on—all of whom have received significant contributions from internet service providers such as Comcast.

Under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), Congress could undo the controversial FCC rules passed in a party-line vote last December, which effectively reversed the 2015 Open Internet Order that had established net neutrality principals as federal regulation. In May, the U.S. Senate passed a CRA resolution for this purpose with the aid of three Republicans.

Unfortunately for supporters, the CRA rules for the House and Senate differ in one significant respect: In the Senate, a discharge petition—that which forces a vote on a CRA resolution—only requires 30 signatures, a threshold far below a majority. In the House, however, a majority, or 218 signatures, is required before a vote can be called.

Even if it manages to get a vote and passes in the House, the Senate will not vote to bring back Obama’s Internet control rules.

Now, the actual order that ended Obama’s Net Neutrality went fully into effect on April 23, 2018, and some are still telling us that Doom is coming, much like they do with ‘climate change’. Come April 23, 2019, when Bad Things haven’t materialized (just like they rarely did prior to Obama’s internet control rule and the Internet flourished from a tiny thought to everyone being addicted to it), Democrats will still push for it. Because virtually everything the do is about increasing the power of the government over your life.

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Incoming New York AG Plans Political Witch Hunt Against Trump, Family, And Associates

When Democrats talk about “saving our Democracy”, does that include political investigations?

Incoming New York attorney general plans wide-ranging investigations of Trump and family

New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Donald Trump, his family and “anyone” in his circle who may have violated the law once she settles into her new job next month.

“We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that of his family as well,” James, a Democrat, told NBC News in her first extensive interview since she was elected last month.

James outlined some of the probes she intends to pursue with regard to the president, his businesses and his family members. They include:

  • Any potential illegalities involving Trump’s real estate holdings in New York, highlighting a New York Times investigation published in October into the president’s finances.
  • The June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian official.
  • Examine government subsidies Trump received, which were also the subject of Times investigative work.
  • Whether he is in violation of the emoluments clause in the U.S. Constitution through his New York businesses.
  • Continue to probe the Trump Foundation.

So, essentially, a political witch hunt. What would happen if the FBI decided to suddenly investigate her? You can bet she’d throw a fit.

Does she want to open this can of worms? Do we want to formally use the power of the government for massive retaliatory investigations against political adversaries? Democrats should remember that this can work both ways. But, they just can’t accept the results at the ballot box, and when the political atmosphere becomes beyond toxic, it’ll be on their heads.

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If All You See…

…is a wet world from too much carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Pacific Pundit, with a post on Cryin’ Chuck Schumer being Trump’s bitch.

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Tennessee Hit By 4.4 Earthquake, ‘Climate Change’ To Blame

How you can tell when something is a cult

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Tennessee, Georgia

Residents in Tennessee and Georgia got a big surprise Wednesday morning: the rumblings of an earthquake.

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey at around 4:14 a.m. ET, with its epicenter near Decatur, Tenn., which is roughly more than 150 miles from Nashville.

An aftershock was felt about 13 minutes later with a magnitude of 3.3, said the USGS.

According to Atlanta TV station WXIA, the earthquake was felt as far as northern Georgia.

And, of course

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NY Times Editorial Board So Excited Over Macron Responding To Protesters They Forget To Say What Protest Was About

Is it still fake news when it is in the opinion section? Yes, yes it is

Macron Blinks
France’s imperious young leader has heard the anger of his marginalized citizens and has begun to respond.

The Times usually reserves the word imperious for Trump, which is not a good thing. Unless them mean “intensely compelling.” But, they won’t give up on their bro-love for Macron

President Emmanuel Macron did what he had to do on Monday after a month of massive grass-roots protests, going on national television to acknowledge that he had been out of touch with the many people outside France’s major cities struggling to make ends meet and granting them some immediate tax cuts and income increases.

For a young president who swept to power with a resounding majority a scant 19 months ago at the head of a movement that promised to put the republic “on the move,” it was a painful moment, especially since it remained unclear whether his concessions would defuse the revolt of the “Yellow Vests” (whom he never mentioned). But it was not a surrender: The 13-minute address contained no apology and no sign that Mr. Macron had any intention of abandoning his economic program.

A lot rides on Mr. Macron’s ability to survive and respond to this uprising, not only for France but for all Western democracies in which the deindustrialized hinterlands have fostered an angry sense of marginalization and neglect. The Yellow Vests on the Champs-Élysées are cousins of the British who voted for Brexit, the Americans who voted for Donald Trump, and the Poles, Hungarians and Italians who elected populist, anti-democratic governments.

Nowhere is it mentioned that this all started over climate change taxes on fuels going up again, nor anywhere else in the article. And the NYTEB featuring racist Sarah Jeong attempts to make this all about those countryside yahoos, making them out to be right wingers, when, in fact, there is a mixture of people from the cities, including Paris, the countryside, and the suburbs. They are middle and lower class. They run from very far left to very far right.

It’s like the members of the editorial board failed to actually read any of the NY Times articles on the protests/riots. Or simply ignored what they were about.

All of that seems clear in retrospect, and Mr. Macron insists he has absorbed the message of the Yellow Vests and will pay heed to the ordinary citizens whose tax-eaten income barely stretches to the end of the month. Less clear is whether the demonstrators, whose Saturday invasions of Paris and other major cities have had no single organizer or common agenda, will be satisfied. And if the Saturday protests continue, the demonstrations are likely to be increasingly hijacked by violence-prone thugs.

Again, no mention of much of the tax-eaten income being eaten by France’s climate change policies. Sure, not all. I wonder if the NYTEB even considered that this is one reason Republicans are against the Big Government Democrats push and the Times approves of? That these big government policies lead to hard times for the middle and lower classes? Because they do.

Oh, and that Warmists love all these climate policies and taxes right up to the point they realize that they’ll be paying for it themselves.

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Migrant Caravan Members Demand $50,000 To Leave Or To Be Let In To U.S.

What is extortion?

Most states define extortion as the gaining of property or money by almost any kind of force, or threat of 1) violence, 2) property damage, 3) harm to reputation, or 4) unfavorable government action. While usually viewed as a form of theft/larceny, extortion differs from robbery in that the threat in question does not pose an imminent physical danger to the victim.

Extortion is a felony in all states. Blackmail is a form of extortion in which the threat is to expose embarrassing and damaging information to family, friends, or the public. Inherent in this common form of extortion is the threat to expose the details of someone’s private lives to the public unless money is exchanged.

It’s also a federal felony

Migrant group demands Trump either let them in or pay them each $50G to turn around: report

Two groups of Central American migrants marched to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana on Tuesday with a list of demands, with one group delivering an ultimatum to the Trump administration: either let them in the U.S. or pay them $50,000 each to go home, a report said.

Among other demands were that deportations be halted and that asylum seekers be processed faster and in greater numbers, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

The first group of caravan members, that included about 100 migrants, arrived at the consulate around 11 a.m. Alfonso Guerreo Ulloa, an organizer from Honduras, said the $50,000 figure was chosen as a group.

“It may seem like a lot of money to you,” Ulloa told the paper. “But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.”

Oh, so they’re going to play the Victimcard in attempting to extort the federal government, and gave President Trump 72 hours to respond. So these migrants have now committed a federal felony, and as such, are no longer allowed into the United States. Besides, they were never invited.

They do know they won’t get the money, right? Perhaps they should hit up George Soros and all the Leftist groups who helped move them from Honduras.

A letter from the second group of about 50 migrants arrived at the consulate around 1:20 p.m. asking the U.S. to speed up the asylum process and to admit up to 300 asylum seekers each day at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego. Currently, around 40 to 100 are admitted.

You do not get to dictate to a country you were not invited to any terms of entry.

Many have been granted asylum in Mexico. Many are just hanging. Many have attempted illegal entry. And many have left

“A lot of people are leaving because there is no solution here,” said Douglas Matute, 38, of Tijuana. “We thought they would let us in. But Trump sent the military instead of social workers.”

He told you he would do that. He told you not to come. You did not listen. You were surely duped by all the activist groups he enticed you to travel thousands of miles. Go home and apply for asylum at the U.S. embassy in Honduras.

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