Taking heat at climate talks

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President Obama is scheduled to arrive today in Copenhagen to take the temperature of the rest of world concerning climate change.

We already can give him a forecast -- hot and bothered, with scattered showers of resentment from developing nations.

This should tell you everything you need to know about the global summit: Dictatorial Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez not only was allowed to speak, but he was roundly applauded as he took potshots at capitalism and declared that socialism is "the only way to save the planet."

But apparently smaller countries don't have a problem with taking capitalist countries' money. Ahead of Obama's arrival at the conference, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters that America would be willing to join a $100 billion global aid fund to help developing nations deal with climate change.

And that's the lowball figure. The original proposal had countries -- including pollution-belching China -- asking us for upward of $350 billion.

You think our federal government is out of control? We've got trillions of dollars in debt, and Mrs. Clinton is offering billions to foreign governments to -- who knows, help them get "green," perhaps?

One, she has no authority to promise that. Two, where does it say we owe developing nations anything?

Three, what promises can Mrs. Clinton make that those billions of our money will go toward climate change? It's abundantly clear that our government can't even track stimulus money spent here!

And what makes anyone think a despotic government is going to say, "Great -- let's get those green jobs going and make Al Gore proud!"?

All this clearly proves that the climate conference attendees are an anti-United States, anti-capitalism crowd. They certainly won't be grateful for our billions -- they think we owe it to them!

Where's George W. Bush to blame when you need him?

Even dulcet, conciliatory tones from Obama aren't likely to cool the volcanic anger of other countries -- though it's darkly comical to fathom why world leaders are pestering the United States to cleave to the Kyoto Protocol, while China gets a pass as it remains the world's top gross emitter of carbon dioxide.

It's enough to make you choke.

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carcraft
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carcraft 12/18/09 - 04:23 am
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The socialist and marxist and

The socialist and marxist and Obama all want to share the wealth with those poorer nations. Lets look a Zimbabwe once a capatilistic nation with a very strong economy..now with a marxist despot it is a third world h*ll hole...why do we owe it money? Venezeula under Chevez is headed to the same fate as is the US..we are broke...

justthefacts
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justthefacts 12/18/09 - 08:48 am
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Just for the record. It is

Just for the record. It is not $100 billion. It is $100 billion a year! The obama administration has lost it's mind.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 12/18/09 - 08:52 am
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South Africa, once a leading

South Africa, once a leading capitalist country, wealthy, growing. Now, under the socialist rule, is a third (or fourth) world country where cannibalism is an everyday event. It would have to improve to reach the h*ll hole carcraft mentions. Every communist country, every socialist country, every Marxist country, every fascist country is fading toward total dictatorial rule. THIS, AND ONLY THIS, explains the huge promotion of junk science that calls CO2 a pollutant and says global warming is "man made". Knock down the vastly superior economic society to "level the playing field". The fact that so many Americans fall for the silliest of ruses is a tribute to the "duming down of America" program that the left has been running in government schools for the past 30 years. Nothing promotes stupid like a big ole mess of stupidity.

wizzardx1
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wizzardx1 12/18/09 - 08:52 am
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See Cloward-Piven/obama

See Cloward-Piven/obama

justthefacts
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justthefacts 12/18/09 - 09:08 am
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It's disgusting that the

It's disgusting that the President is going over there with a brand new set of kneepads to cow-tow to Chevez.

carcraft
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carcraft 12/18/09 - 09:41 am
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The other great news in the

The other great news in the on going saga of the death of global warming is the report from the Russians..60% of the data from Russia was thrown out by the "climate Scientists" compiling the UN report on climate change , Russia occupies 12% of the worlds land mass...Climategate goes SERIAL: Russians confirm that UK climate scientists manipulated data...
The London Telegraph ^ | December 16, 2009 | James Delingpole..note again this is a British report, where is CNN, CBS, ABC, AP etc?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/18/09 - 09:47 am
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"We've got trillions of

"We've got trillions of dollars in debt" No we don't have them anywhere. They don't exist. Mrs. Clinton has gone off the deep end along with Obama. Obama keeping the thermostat at 80 in the White House has fried his brain.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 12/18/09 - 09:48 am
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carcraft, they are waiting on

carcraft, they are waiting on instructions from Robert Gates.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 12/18/09 - 09:50 am
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Robert Gibbs is what I meant.

Robert Gibbs is what I meant.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/18/09 - 09:51 am
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Is Mars warming too and have

Is Mars warming too and have we been warmer in the past? Splain that.

55 F-100
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55 F-100 12/18/09 - 09:54 am
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Prezbhojangles will be able

Prezbhojangles will be able to add to his resume of making a fool of himself and an abject embarassment to this nation in participating in this nonsensical non-event.

Ushouldnthave
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Ushouldnthave 12/18/09 - 10:04 am
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Bush was criticized for years

Bush was criticized for years for not going along with the Kyoto Protocols. Now we know why. The worlds biggest poluters, China and India, only want to extort cash from the west with no promise to curb their polution output. If global warming is real (as I clear my throat), then these countries are the main cause.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/18/09 - 10:05 am
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The Copenhaven Conference is

The Copenhaven Conference is a surrealistic setting worthy of Joseph Heller describing Catch-22. Logic doesn't matter. To paraphrase the old woman in the novel, "Catch-22 means they can do what they want and we can't stop them."

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/18/09 - 10:09 am
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Justthefacts got me thinking

Justthefacts got me thinking when he said we are kowtowing. Remember that early American flag with the snake... "Don't tread on me." We need a new flag that says "We kowtow" with a chicken on it.

dashiel
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dashiel 12/18/09 - 10:20 am
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See Collard-Hogjowl.

See Collard-Hogjowl.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 12/18/09 - 10:22 am
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A chicken with gigantic ears.

A chicken with gigantic ears.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 12/18/09 - 10:23 am
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That's TASTE Collard-Hogjowl.

That's TASTE Collard-Hogjowl.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 12/18/09 - 10:49 am
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The main source of global
Unpublished

The main source of global warming is all the hot air that this idiotic, incompetent administration and idiot congress has been spouting. Be patient world...there will be real "change" in next year's elections.

MadSnapper
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MadSnapper 12/18/09 - 11:09 am
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I think we should be happy

I think we should be happy there is global warming, if not for that wouldnt we still be in the ice age?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/18/09 - 11:20 am
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MadSnapper, that brings up a

MadSnapper, that brings up a good point. From what I've read, we're BETWEEN Ice Ages. Another one will destroy mankind. Maybe we need to try to manipulate the atmosphere to keep us warm. Why no talk about that?

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KSL 12/18/09 - 11:44 am
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While this link is not about

While this link is not about climate change, it is about the results of what happens when a country goes down a certain pathway. http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2009/11/21/dont-cry-for-me-america/

MadSnapper
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MadSnapper 12/18/09 - 12:31 pm
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What carbon dioxide emitters

What carbon dioxide emitters caused the last great global warm up? I bet they were somehow related to George Bush, though operating oil refineries and manufacturing plants under great sheets of ice is fairly difficult, where there is a capitalist agenda there is a way. And speaking of oil refineries, why are gas prices continuing to climb? It has been blamed for the last 8 years on Bush looking out for his friends in the business, apparently President Obama has friends in oil also. A couple other questions: Did dinosaurs become extinct because of the Ice Age or was it really because they couldn't fit on The Ark? Can an Atheist get insurance against acts of God? What if there were no hypothetical questions?

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/18/09 - 12:51 pm
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What is the speed of dark? If

What is the speed of dark? If you spill spot remover on your dog, how will you find it?

chipshirley
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chipshirley 12/18/09 - 12:53 pm
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The 260-mile high-speed

The 260-mile high-speed Internet network Vice President Joe Biden highlighted Thursday in North Georgia will connect downtown Atlanta to North Carolina, boost the region's economy and create hundreds -- even thousands -- of jobs during its construction, say the people behind the project.

Biden appeared with Gov. Sonny Perdue in Dawsonville to announce a $33 million federal stimulus grant for the network.
Officials from the North Georgia Network Cooperative say their new fiber-optic system will tie into existing networks in Atlanta and North Carolina and make high-speed Internet access available in Dawson, Forsyth, Habersham, Lumpkin, Rabun, Towns, Union and White counties.

As envisioned, the network will reach 42,000 households and 9,209 businesses and connect 245 community institutions, including public schools, universities, hospitals, and government facilities. Businesses and schools in North Georgia have long complained about the lack of high-speed Internet services, according to the cooperative. The cooperative, meanwhile, is projecting the work will create 837 'direct' jobs and almost 21,000 'indirect' jobs during the construction.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/18/09 - 12:59 pm
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Another $33 million thrown

Another $33 million thrown into something that can't pay its way.

chipshirley
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chipshirley 12/18/09 - 01:11 pm
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Thank you Democrats for the

Thank you Democrats for the Broadband money which will easily pay for its self in the long run by making Georgia a more efficient and business friendly environment. Spending on projects like this actually increase property values just as surely as did our inter-state highway system, which was built by Republican War Hero President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Somebody ask the idiot Rep. Tom Price what he thinks about Eisenhower's decision to do that.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 12/18/09 - 01:43 pm
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"This is science, not

"This is science, not fiction" , "The check's in the mail", "Trust me", "No, really, I'm serious". Some things, when said, are immediately identified as b.s. . My favorite, "Ignore the man behind the curtain".

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 12/18/09 - 01:47 pm
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If you take powdered water

If you take powdered water with you to Mexico, what do you mix it with?

gaspringwater
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gaspringwater 12/18/09 - 02:18 pm
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Smaller and underdeveloped

Smaller and underdeveloped countries have justifiable reason to be angry and hostile toward the US and China. The US and China together are responsible for emitting 40% of the world's CO2. Underdeveloped countries are not responsible for the global warming problem but they'll suffer the consequences and they're less financially able to persevere than the culprits are! I can remember the time when Americans bragged about the amount of energy we consumed compared to others in the world. But now that's become a liability.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 12/18/09 - 02:37 pm
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Al Gore is charging $1200 for

Al Gore is charging $1200 for a photo op. The whole thing is a farce.

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