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  1. Real World

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    Scary stuff. They wanted to control the internet, and they want to control the flow of money across the globe. These people are nuts. We need to isolate ourselves ASAP. I don't want us to be like them. There's a reason people come here in droves, and it's because we're the best. If we continue down our current path, we'll be just another number like everybody else.

    Global Carbon Tax Urged at UN Climate Conference

    By EPW Blog Thursday, December 13, 2007

    BALI, Indonesia – A global tax on carbon dioxide emissions was urged to help save the Earth from catastrophic man-made global warming at the United Nations climate conference. A panel of UN participants on Thursday urged the adoption of a tax that would represent “a global burden sharing system, fair, with solidarity, and legally binding to all nations.”

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    The U.S. and other wealthy nations need to “contribute significantly more to this global fund,” Schwank explained.

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    The tens of billions of dollars per year generated by a global tax would “flow into a global Multilateral Adaptation Fund” to help nations cope with global warming, according to the report.

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    However, ideas like a global tax and the overall UN climate agenda met strong opposition Thursday from a team of over 100 prominent international scientists who warned the UN that attempting to control the Earth’s climate was “ultimately futile.”

    The scientists wrote, “The IPCC’s conclusions are quite inadequate as justification for implementing policies that will markedly diminish future prosperity. In particular, it is not established that it is possible to significantly alter global climate through cuts in human greenhouse gas emissions.” The scientists, many of whom are current or former members of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), sent the December 13 letter to the UN Secretary-General. (See: Over 100 Prominent Scientists Warn UN Against ‘Futile’ Climate Control Efforts – LINK)



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    Here's some more:

    The environmental group Friends of the Earth, in attendance in Bali, also advocated the transfer of money from rich to poor nations on Wednesday.

    “A climate change response must have at its heart a redistribution of wealth and resources,” said Emma Brindal, a climate justice campaigner coordinator for Friends of the Earth.
     
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    MIT climate scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen warned about these types of carbon regulations earlier this year. “Controlling carbon is a bureaucrat’s dream. If you control carbon, you control life,” Lindzen said in March 2007. (LINK)

    In addition, many critics have often charged that proposed tax and regulatory “solutions” were more important to the promoters of man-made climate fears than the accuracy of their science.

    Former Colorado Senator Tim Wirth reportedly said in 1990, “We’ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing — in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.” (LINK)
     
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    The UN has been looking for a way to tax the US for years. This of course is in direct violation of our constitution. But the libs would welcome a Global bureaucracy. Man made Global warming is a joke, the climate models are crap, but the leftist and nitwit celebrities could care less power and money are the name of the game.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    Only the far left are stupid enough to buy into this sh!t. The Iraq war may have tilted our electorate to the left but stuff like this would shift it back to the right very quickly. We aren't THIS stupid.
     
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    Oh, I disgree. The MSM has propagandized this issue with immense success.
     
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    I bet if we kicked the UN out of New York, all those high end apartments, that giant useless building, and let alone all those black limos running 24/7, now that would help with the fight against this imaginary global warming.

    OR at least, it would elimate the biggest scoflaws in NYC
     
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    Sure, because we don't give enough money to the UN and to poor countries, right? If something like this was passed I think it would be time to seriously consider pulling out of the UN. In fact, I would consider that as an option right now. I think its time to realize it is a failure of an organization, nothing that they set out to do gets accomplished. I think it is fine as a meeting place for the world community, but they have shown time and time again that they should not be in charge of any kind of decision making. Is that a totally crazy idea? It sounds OK to me right now, but maybe I'm not thinking about it clearly?
     
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    #75 Jersey

    Imagine if the UN was in the Sudan or Kazahkstan?
     
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    I don't think so, Americans aren't stupid - if they have to waste money on some stuff inside their lands they could fall for it but there's no way we'll vote for people who allow a global tax on us. At least I can't imagine it.
     
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    I think you're being too naive. Remember the people have very little say in this country. The politicians do whatever it is they want to, and the public just has to deal. Amnesty was proof positive of how out of touch our government officials are. It took a massive citizen lead campaign of discontent to pull the rug out from under the self destruction of America. Do you think a dem politician who believes in the UN & GW, with a dem senate & congress wouldn't succumb to the world's wishes? I hope they wouldn't, and am not saying they would. I'm simply saying that it's very possible.
     
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    This is the typical wolf in sheep's clothing. Socialist redistribution of wealth?? Americans have never gone for socialism really, so they put a sympathetic face on it in hopes of fooling people. Let's hope they don't.
     
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    The people spoke very loudly in the last election - the people may not have a lot to say on run of the mill stuff but when they're pissed they speak loudly.
     
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    They spoke loudly indeed. However, the people they spoke to, are the ones more inclined to pass UN policy.
     

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