Jerome Corsi in his financial newsletter Red Alert chronicles a rather interesting turn.
You might recall, or you might not, that Al Gore (Algore ) received a Nobel Peace Prize for his “noble, caring work” to save the planet. Wasn’t it grand that Algore discovered you and I had a carbon footprint (“donchoo you walk on my clean floor baby, you trackin’ carbon all over the place.” “Yes dear.”). There’s no surprise here right? I mean this is this guy that invented the internet (shouldn’t it be the Alternet?)
However, mission control, we have a problem. Algore has a glitch that has surfaced regarding his world-saving carbon counting con-I mean scheme. It is the case that the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) “will cease carbon trading this year.”[i] Oops. Oh well, easy come easy go.
Red Alert nails the real reason for Gore’s altruistism:
The back-story here is that with the death of cap-and-trade comes the death of the dream prominent Democratic politicians had of getting super-rich on the scheme to make up and force businesses and utilities throughout the United States (as well as throughout the world) to trade expensive carbon credits.[ii]
It gets better. The sole reason for the CCX was, of course, for carbon trading. The seed money of $1 million + for the CCX came from the leftist Joyce Foundation. Steve Milloy of PajamasMedia.com, posits in his November 6 blog,
Not only was a young Barack Obama a board member of the Joyce Foundation that funded the fledgling CCX, but over the years it attracted such big name climate investors as Goldman Sachs and Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management.[iii] (emphasis mine)
Perhaps a better name would be Crisis Generation for Profit Management.
Franklin Raines, . . . former housing adviser to Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign who perpetrated an Enron-like accounting scandal as chief executive officer of Fannie Mae that resulted in his receiving millions in compensation . . . [also] obtained for the mortgage giant a key carbons emissions patent he developed while heading the government-sponsored mortgage giant.[iv]
Bad news. There is more of this crap, but from a different slant. California, leftist haven that it is, unfortunately is a vanguard for the nation–like it or not. As California goes so goes the rest of us… eventually. What it is?—What it is, is the smart meter. Say what? A smart meter is one that contains RF (radio frequency) thereby it can be remotely controlled and read. A meter reader will no longer have to come to your home to read the meter. It will all be done remotely. Did ya catch those two little, harmless words … remotely controlled?
Sound good? I don’t think so Tim. Here is the rest of the story.
Not only will the meter be able to be read remotely it can be remotely controlled as well. Sooo what does that mean. I know you’re way ahead of me—yep the Energy Police can keep track of how much electricity you are using. Not only that, but using the smartmeter they will be able to control, regulate, and ration your use of electricity. One, two three … yep, you got it if ya’ll are usin’ too much heat in the winter time—or too much air conditioning in the summer time, too much hot water your power will be turned down, or even shut down. Yes, even if you are willing to pay for that extra power.
Are we having fun yet?
Regrettably, it gets worse, as in Google it. Google is of course extremely leftist. But, why not they’ve made their billions. Once ya got the bucks, then it’s time to… well you know, screw everyone else, because money is, after all, power.
According to Red Alert, “the Google PowerMeter software is intended to measure precise amounts of energy a household utilizes. But there’s more. Google tracks by household and device that consumes the electricity. Did you get that? … and by device.
So the Google PowerMeter’s real end is to provide utilities and government regulators data on a household’s energy footprint and carbon footprint. And you thought the book 1984 was fiction. Oh Wells was off by twenty-six years to be sure. But the ending line in 1984 is this:
The face of Big Brother loomed large over the announcement and Winston felt his eyes fill with tears of joy and reconciliation. The last lesson had been learnt. “He loved Big Brother.
That is where the Obamas, Pelosis, and Reids would take us. Is that where you want to go? Really?
Peripheral to this gross infringement of our privacy and liberties is economics. The late Milton Friedman, a genius and wizard in the field of conservative, supply-side economics responded eloquently to the liberal sniveling and from no less a grandmaster at sniveling than Phil Donahue.