The Hitler Youth of 2016

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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The Hitler Youth Movement, or Wandervögel, began in 1920 with few members. By the 1930’s its ranks had swelled into the millions.

The children were indoctrinated in the ways of the Arian Nation and brainwashed to believe only in teachings of the Führer – not their teachers, friends – not even their parents.

Today, the same appears to be happening to our young skulls full of mush (h/t: Rush), as they are being similarly indoctrinated and brainwashed to believe global warming is happening and mankind is the one and only cause.

The Weather Channel had long ago sold out to the global warming lobby, but the nation, and frankly the world, is no longer buying into their hysteria.

The United Nations publishes a poll each year ranking the concerns of millions throughout the globe. The most recent was released just a couple of weeks ago. Of the 10 million or so people who responded, global warming, or climate change, ranked dead last amongst the list of pressing issues – even below the need for “phone and internet access.” read more

A Letter from the U.N.’s Latest Eco-Conference

from: Craig Rucker at CFACT:

Why does the UN hate your house?

Friend,

After spending two days at the UN’s Habitat III in Ecuador, it is abundantly clear the Greens are not hip on the American dream.

For many gathered here, the notion that it’s a good thing to own a home with a nice front lawn and two car garage is akin to admitting it’s o.k. to smoke cigarettes, drive an SUV, or worse yet … vote for a conservative.

What do they have against the American dream? Well in listening to them it seems to be clear they don’t trust people to be able to make the “right” decisions. They need the UN’s guiding hand to show them the path to eco-topia.

I heard this for myself when attending a briefing today (with what I might say had the somewhat troubling title) called “Metropolitan Governance: Multi-Level Coordination for Comprehensive Territorial and Urban Planning.” One of the leaders of the panel from New York’s New University seemed excited by the idea that he could organize cadres of students to monitor and collect data to turn over to government leaders so they could better manage their subjects.

The chairman of another meeting called “Contextualizing and Inspiring Sustainability in the New Urban Agenda” called for “radical” measures in our cities to change their patterns of behavior in order to fend off climate change.

And yet another conference titled “The Role of Media in Building Better Cities” was all about influencing the power of the fourth estate to spread the message of doom and gloom and move the citizenry to an acceptance of green dogma. CFACT policy analyst Bonner Cohen gives more details in his article on the second day’s events at CFACT.org.

Yes, to those gathered here in Ecuador it’s all about control – whether it’s cramming people into dense urban dwellings, forcing them to use public transportation, or limiting their use of electricity to stop global warming, the leaders of Habitat III want to call the shots.

Of course the record of pursuing a path of heavy-handed government management over human affairs is an abysmal one – whether it’s undertaken in China, Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea or the former Soviet Union.. Human liberty and free markets have always provided better results. And while most of those at Habitat III aren’t open to hearing this, the good news is … some are – particularly in the developing world. I look forward to telling you more about that later.

In the meantime, be sure to follow CFACT’s ongoing coverage of the events here in Quitoat CFACT.org.

For nature and people too,

Don’t forget to visit CFACT  for all the news of the wacky enviro-leftists.

 

Easier Cheaper Desalinization

Researchers in Cairo have invented a cheap, simple way to turn seawater into drinking water

Researchers in Cairo have invented a cheap, simple way to turn seawater into drinking water(Credit: Shutterstock)

 Researchers from the University of Alexandria have developed a cheaper, simpler and potentially cleaner way to turn seawater into drinking water than conventional methods.

This could have a huge impact on rural areas of the Middle East and North Africa, where access to clean water is a pressing issue if social stability and economic development is to improve. read more

Washington State’s New Wealth Distribution Tax

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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There is a ballot initiative coming up for vote this November. It’s the only one of its kind in the entire country – but hey – things must begin somewhere. I suppose it’s possible that other states are taking a wait-and-see approach – to allow Washington to be the guinea pig before jumping on the bandwagon.

Like all Western States, Washington has suffered with drought and wildfires for quite sometime now. Evidently the only thing that can put a halt to these environmental catastrophes in a Carbon Tax. Yes –a carbon tax.

According to ThinkProgress, the people of Washington State “will have the rare chance to vote on whether the state should tackle climate change by going after the root cause: rampant atmospheric pollution of greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide.”

Ballot initiative 732 is directly modeled after what the article calls the “successful and widely popular carbon tax in British Columbia (BC).” read more

Flint Lead Problems Just Got Worse

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Flint, Michigan is known for one thing these days – lead poisoning.

In 2014 Flint began drawing its drinking water from the local Flint River while they waited to connect to a regional water source. Residents began complaining about the water quality and in 2015 it was discovered that some children in Flint had increased levels of lead in their blood. The Flint River water apparently had elevated lead levels and the children had ingested it.

It was all over from that point, for we all know that lead poisoning is very serious as it affects brain function, etc.

Now the residents of Flint have another health problem – and this time it’s real. I’ll explain the second half of that sentence in a bit.

It seems that the people of Flint have been sufficiently frightened to death by the lead scare that they are afraid to bathe or shower in the “contaminated” water. They are instead using baby wipes to clean themselves. The wipes are evidently not getting the job done. Because of this lack of basic hygiene, 53 Flint residents, so far, have been infected with Shigellosis, which causes bloody diarrhea, fever and nausea. There are a total of 84 victims of this highly infectious disease throughout the surrounding Genesee County. read more

Government Giving Away Millions for Urban Farms

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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The city of Chicago will be receiving $1 million to set up “Urban Farms.” It’s part of an overall federal government giveaway by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

“Chicago’s new ‘Growing for Chicago’ initiative is one of 45 projects to be awarded a total of $26.6 million this year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual Conservation Innovation Grants.”

Naturally, the first thing that comes to mind is to ask what authority the USDA has to give $26.6 million of federal taxpayer dollars away to black holes like the city of Chicago. But that’s a silly question. They have no authority whatsoever. So what. What does that matter anymore. I’m sure the funds where tucked away in the massive farm bill, that no one ever reads.

Second is that this is obviously not a one-time thing as the Tribune states the money is part of an “annual” giveaway. So this giveaway happens every year. But no matter. I’m sure it will go to the cause it claims to – “Growing for Chicago,” and not to line politicians’ pockets, or used in crony corporatism scams. We can trust them. After all – it is the federal government and city of Chicago we’re talking about – both run by well-respected and honest administrations. read more

Solving the Lionfish Problem

Lionfish with a prototype of the robot's stunner claw
Lionfish with a prototype of the robot’s stunner claw (Credit: Ocean Support Foundation)
With well over a million infesting the waters of the eastern and southern coasts of North America, lionfish are slow-moving environmental disasters affecting ecosystems from Massachusetts to Mexico. Now Robots in the Service of the Environment (RISE) is working with partners to develop a lionfish-killing robot to help contain – or even reverse – the problem. New Atlas caught up with the executive director of RISE, John Rizzi, to find out more about this piscatorial Terminator.

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A Funny Thing Happened at the Pipeline Protest

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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If you are a regular reader, you will recognize the Dakota Access Pipeline which, when completed, will transport oil from the Bakken oil fields near Stanley, North Dakota to Pakota, Illinois.

The contractor, Precision Pipeline, says the pipeline will be capable of transporting between 450,000 and 570,000 barrels per day of domestic crude. Although not as highly publicized as the now defunct Keystone XL Pipeline project, the Dakota is still a major undertaking spanning four states and costing $3.8 billion.

You may read all about in an article I wrote July, entitled, “The Pipeline We Know Little About.”

As one would expect with projects such as this, there are bound to be protests. After all, it is big oil and who better to protest an easy target like that. read more

In Time There May Be a Place for Us

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The world has gone completely mad. Islamists are murdering people on every continent. Some in banking sectors are warning that a global financial meltdown is imminent. And here in America, what could have and should have been the beginning of a political reformation – a referendum against corruption and progressivism instead has us choosing between a crook and a progressive.

As I’ve said many times – no matter how bad things are here, the rest of the world is worse. But maybe not. There actually is a nation who at least appears to want to better itself.

Just when it seems all hope is lost, Great Britain is showing signs of sanity. First came the famous Brexit vote, where English citizens decided they were tired of being ruled by European Union oligarchs in Brussels. read more

Podcast – Do Hooters Girls Make Good Camp Counselors – Green Weenie Leo DiCaprio’s Latest Hypocrisy

It seems Hooters Colorado thought it would be a fine idea to sponsor a Boy Scout Summer Day Camp. Yes – Hooters and the Boy Scouts – like two peas in a pod. But when some of the parents came to pick up their young male campers at the end of the day, they were more than a bit surprised to see the Hooters girls helping out and taking pictures with the campers.

Segment two, the discussion turns to the new prince of Green Weeniedom, Leonardo DiCaprio who, like so many other idiotic environmental activists, spends his time killing the planet with his globe-trotting in an effort to save it – or at least preach to us about how we all must cut back. He and 500 other A-listers are all flying to St. Tropez to attend Leo’s annual foundation gala. Just how much CO2 are they churning out to get there – I wonder. read more