Good point

 

Nothing to see in there - no worries, mate.

Nothing to see in there – no worries, mate.

Kerry and his environmentalist pals want to block Keystone pipeline, while seeing nothing wrong with Iran boosting its own oil exporting – in fact, Kerry helped make that happen.

Meanwhile, with nary a peep, Iran’s crude-oil exports rose to 1.32 million barrels from December’s high of 1.06 million barrels, the Washington Free Beacon reports.

That Iran is the same country that wants to build atomic weapons; the same country that wants to wipe Israel off the map; the same country that has promised the destruction of the United States. Still, we’re told by Mr. Obama’s top diplomat that Iran is simply not as dangerous as carbon emissions.

“It’s not an exaggeration to say that your entire way of life here [in Indonesia] is at risk,” Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Sunday.

“In a sense, climate change can now be considered the world’s largest weapon of mass destruction,” he added without a hint of irony. “Perhaps even, the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”

“Secretary Kerry is right: The global community needs to come together to combat climate change,” said Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, director of the International Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. “And the United States must take a leadership role. Most immediately, that means moving forward expeditiously with limits on carbon pollution from America’s power plants. And it means saying no to the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.”

Meanwhile, the administration isn’t concerned about Iran’s “carbon footprint.”

“Under the Joint Plan of Action, the United States will ‘pause efforts to further reduce Iran’s crude oil sales, enabling Iran’s current customers to purchase their current average amounts of crude oil,’” White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden told the Free Beacon.

 

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  1. Libertarian Advocate

    Here comes the next crippling body blow to the US economy.

    Who remembers the short lived Grace sponsored deficit trials commercial that so scared the shit out of the political class that they got the ads yanked. The year was 1986 and the national debt stood at $2 Trillion. Ronald Reagan was president. In 2017, after Obama will have left office, the debt will stand at $20 trillion.

    • AJ

      I didn’t, recall so I looked one up.

    • AJ

      And here’s a news clip about the banning of those commercials. If anyone has any doubts about the existence of corporatism and a concerted effort to squash dissenting ideas, this clip should alleviate those doubts.

  2. Peg

    Not only that – Kerry wants to SHUT DOWN any dissent. Screw the 1st Amendment, I guess.

    http://thefederalist.com/2014/02/18/john-kerry-vs-dissent/

  3. Today’s silly NYTimes has an article about Obama beating up on the trucking sector to reduce their “carbon pollution” by a few percent. Let’s see: the US economy’s carbon emissions are shrinking as gas has displaced a lot of coal. Transportation is only a small part of carbon emissions: electric generation is the big part. Trucks contribute less than cars to transportation’s carbon emissions. And the growth of China and India’s power sector carbon emissions will swamp anything done in the US transport sector. So we conclude:

    This action will have exactly no scientific effect on global warming. However, it will have a real political effect: to keep Obama’s liberal base satisfied.
    It is merely a political gesture, not a policy. Its burden will be borne by lower income people, who can least afford to pay the higher transport costs in everything they buy.

    Can someone explain the scientific difference between the carbon dioxide we exhale and the “carbon pollution” referred to?

  4. towny

    sssshhhhhh! Did u all forget about peak oil and how we were going to run out? Then the bs about no new refineries being built. Its one thing after another. Just shut up and bend over and be happy your wealth is extracted a little at a time. Do you want to be Cypress?

    Carbon emmissions are now a tradeable commodity Nothin more tha a global redisribution tax and a gift to the traders. Somm=ebody has to dominate and dole it out. Might as well be us.

  5. Dollar Bill

    Great news for the rights of property owners in Nebraska and bad news for Canadian purveyors of the dirtiest and most poisonous glop of tar sands coming our way from Alberta, as judge says no dice to Keystone XL pipeline route!

    http://wonkwire.rollcall.com/2014/02/19/keystone-xl-pipeline-blocked-nebraska/

    Our friends to the north know very well that the Canadian oil companies trying to push this death funnel down our throat are playing us for suckers. Oil companies lie. Pipelines leak, when they don’t explode. These things are true. Why is this so hard to understand?

    • You propose shutting down pipelines DB? How will you hear your yurt, fill your Peeus or find plastic tires for your bicycle?
      By the way, tank cars transporting oil are more dangerous than pipelines by a factor of at least 100.

    • AJ

      That’s okay, DB. What the Americans don’t want the Chinese are more than happy to buy — America’s loss; China’s gain. Either way Canada has no problem selling its oil.

    • Libertarian Advocate

      Ah, so it’s alive after all. Tell us Dullard what you think of John Kerry’s most recent assault on the First Amendment, you know, the one you Progs pretend to cherish (at least when you’re NOT in power)….

  6. Dollar Bill

    Are you actually saying, CF, despite your professed (though paper thin) beliefs in limited government, that you favor the right of megacorporations like TransCanada to use the eminent domain power of the state to grab what it wants? Time was when you libertarians respected the right of property owners over big government and big business. Guess not anymore. You just shed your principles like a cheap suit.

    More judges, like the one in Nebraska yesterday, are thankfully disagreeing with you. In January, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of rancher Julia Trigg Crawford, who was fighting TransCanada’s attempt to run the pipeline across her land.

    Listen to Crawford “As a landowner, property rights are key to my livelihood and family legacy. A foreign corporation pumping foreign oil simply does not qualify as a common carrier under Texas law. TransCanada does not get to write their own rules. I look forward to the Supreme Court hearing our case and our plea to protect the fundamental rights of property owners.”

    For the moment at least, there is no place for the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska, and the powers of the new plutocracy do not get absolutely everything they want, everywhere, forever. Sometimes, the good guys actually win.