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A God-given Opportunity To Plunder

5 Aug

Forgive my laziness dear reader.

Your humble blogger did not have time to research and blog anything earth-shattering for your amusement today.

So instead, I give you the following extract from another, far more estimable author’s work, that is on a theme very topical to this blog.

Because it supports exactly the position I have put forward. Naturally, that means it’s brilliant! 😉

Who do you think wrote this?

In June 1988, James Hansen gave evidence to a US Senate committee. Hansen’s star rose and he then became climate adviser to the US President, to Al Gore and many others such as Lehman Brothers, the great financiers, who saw carbon emissions trading as a new unregulated global financial instrument which they could control. Lehman Brothers has now gone broke.

Gore was a director of Lehman Brothers. Gore founded his own “green” corporation, Generation Investment Management. He is a board member of a renewable energy company. In many legal jurisdictions, if Gore made speeches about climate change and did not declare his interests, he would be committing a criminal offence. The whole gravy train gained momentum with the establishment of a single-issue group (IPCC), propaganda via Al Gore’s fictional Hollywood blockbuster movie An Inconvenient Truth and Mann’s infamous “hockey stick”, various partisan economic reports (eg Stern, Garnaut) for populist political leaders and an uncritical media looking for horror stories.

Carbon and emissions trading schemes are a God-given opportunity to plunder. New legislation on pie-in-the-sky emissions will result in the public paying more for everything. Trading schemes will be based on a mythical commodity. Such schemes have not stood the test of time and will require constant amendments. The opportunities for fraud are breathtaking. There will be great profits to make out of chaos and many businesses such as (the late) Lehman Brothers positioned themselves to make a killing. Governments just cannot resist an opportunity to raise more taxes, to increase the bureaucracy and impose more regulations.

Note that line I’ve bolded in the above extract.

“There will be great profits to make out of chaos”.

Remind you of anyone?

Let me give you a gentle hint –

Turnbull Once Said To Me, ‘You Capitalise On Chaos‘”

Coincidence?

I think not.

All cliques of people tend to hold (and express) similar viewpoints.

For mine, the idea underlying the above expression/s is very telling.

Make of it what you will.

For your interest, the above-quoted extract is from the final chapter of Australian Professor Ian Plimer’s Heaven and Earth (available here).

Interestingly, Professor Plimer was a Head Professor at the university where my business partner completed his (unrelated) degree back in the late 80’s / early 90’s. Thanks to Plimer’s book (which was loaned to me today), my business partner has during the past week, while bedridden due injury, finally taken the Red Pill, and awoken to The Great Global Warming Swindle.

Thank you, Professor Plimer.

Another one bites the dust.

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“We’re All Talking About Something Here Which Isn’t Happening”

19 Jun

Indeed.

The fact that the world is cooling … not warming … might just explain why Global Cooling (not “warming”) was high on the agenda at the 2010 Bilderberg Meeting of the world’s elite (and mostly secret, to you and me) movers and shakers:

The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3 – 6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations. Approximately 130 participants will attend of whom about two-thirds come from Europe and the balance from North America. About one-third is from government and politics, and two-thirds are from finance, industry, labor, education, and communications. The meeting is private in order to encourage frank and open discussion.

Embrace CO2 … Embrace Life

17 Jun

Driving to a No Carbon Tax Rally this Sunday?

Please, take care on the road …

Enough Said

31 May

Australian households will ultimately bear the full cost of a carbon price,” Professor Garnaut writes.

UPDATE:

Not quite enough said.

Gillard has lied.  Again:

The best way to cut carbon pollution is to make up to 1000 of our biggest polluters pay for every tonne of carbon pollution they generate. Not households. Not small businesses. Just the top 1000 polluters. We know some industries will pass some of these costs onto consumers, which is why we will give more than half of the money raised back to families who need the most help with their cost of living.

Gillard’s Carbon Bank For Carbon Banksters

26 May

From the Australian:

The Gillard government is examining the creation of a multi-billion-dollar carbon bank to drive renewable energy technologies as the Greens demand “complementary measures” to cut emissions in return for accepting a lower starting price for the carbon tax.

If you needed a little more evidence that “carbon pricing” was all about banksters like Goldman Sachs making profits, then the Labor/Green “live” consideration of economist and “investor” Ross Garnaut’s proposal (backed by leading green lobby groups) for a “carbon bank” is it.

For more, see Our ‘Squeeze Pop’ Carbon Bank.

For the connection between rising cost-of-living due to carbon (dioxide) derivatives trading, and the banksters’ latest profit-making invention, ‘Death Derivatives’, see Doing God’s Work – Turnbull An Angel Of Death Derivatives.

Barnaby: “There’s Something Not Quite Right About That”

24 May

h/t Twitterer @wakeup2thelies

It’s A Big Tax!

22 May

“Com-plete-ly daft!”

http://www.smh.com.au/news/business/turnbull-accused-of-deceiving-directors/2007/10/17/1192300858897.html

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/turnbull-done-with-hih/story-e6frg8zx-1111117505383

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/hih-score-settled-for-malcolm/story-e6frg6no-1111119117953

“Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull looks set to emerge from his long court case over HIH Insurance with his former employer, the Goldman Sachs merchant bank, making a confidential settlement on his behalf.”

http://www.businesspundit.com/matt-taibbis-the-great-american-bubble-machine-demystifies-goldman-sachs/

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jeremywarner/100003851/here-comes-the-next-bubble-carbon-trading/

http://www.smh.com.au/national/turnbull-to-quit-politics-20100406-rnt5.html

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/malcolm-turnbull-may-stay-to-fight/story-e6frf7l6-1225857846973

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/turnbull-to-recontest-wentworth-20100501-tzod.html

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-great-american-bubble-machine-20100405

“From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression — and they’re about to do it again”

“The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it’s everywhere. The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money. In fact, the history of the recent financial crisis, which doubles as a history of the rapid decline and fall of the suddenly swindled dry American empire, reads like a Who’s Who of Goldman Sachs graduates.”

“The bank owns a 10 percent stake in the Chicago Climate Exchange, where the carbon credits will be traded. Moreover, Goldman owns a minority stake in Blue Source LLC, a Utah-based firm that sells carbon credits of the type that will be in great demand if the bill passes. Nobel Prize winner Al Gore, who is intimately involved with the planning of cap-and-trade, started up a company called Generation Investment Management with three former bigwigs from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, David Blood, Mark Ferguson and Peter Harris. Their business? Investing in carbon offsets. There’s also a $500 million Green Growth Fund set up by a Goldmanite to invest in green-tech … the list goes on and on. Goldman is ahead of the headlines again, just waiting for someone to make it rain in the right spot. Will this market be bigger than the energy futures market?

“Oh, it’ll dwarf it,” says a former staffer on the House energy committee.

Well, you might say, who cares? If cap-and-trade succeeds, won’t we all be saved from the catastrophe of global warming? Maybe — but cap-and-trade, as envisioned by Goldman, is really just a carbon tax structured so that private interests collect the revenues. Instead of simply imposing a fixed government levy on carbon pollution and forcing unclean energy producers to pay for the mess they make, cap-and-trade will allow a small tribe of greedy-as-hell Wall Street swine to turn yet another commodities market into a private tax collection scheme. This is worse than the bailout: It allows the bank to seize taxpayer money before it’s even collected.

Cap-and-trade is going to happen. Or, if it doesn’t, something like it will. The moral is the same as for all the other bubbles that Goldman helped create, from 1929 to 2009. In almost every case, the very same bank that behaved recklessly for years, weighing down the system with toxic loans and predatory debt, and accomplishing nothing but massive bonuses for a few bosses, has been rewarded with mountains of virtually free money and government guarantees — while the actual victims in this mess, ordinary taxpayers, are the ones paying for it.

UPDATE:

Article on Malcolm Turnbull / HIH / Goldman Sachs, CO2-traders’ infiltration of our own government here.

UPDATE 2:

From SmartCompany.com.au –

Turnbull also has a good track record as an investor in early stage companies.

In 1999 he made just under $60 million from the sale of pioneering internet service provider OzEmail, two years after selling his boutique investment bank Turnbull and Partners to Goldman Sachs.

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