Archive for July 22nd, 2009

John Holdren busy life with non-profits, think tanks, speeches, and the like, includes time he spent with a non-profit group Climate Central.  He resigned March 2009 after his Czar post conformation.   Climate Central’s board is staffed by financial experts, policy experts, government relations experts, science experts, and media experts.  Here’s part of their introduction:

Climate Central is an accessible one-stop source for timely, relevant, high-quality climate information through a variety of channels, targeting the media and leaders in business, government, and religion. A nonprofit organization, it operates without partisanship, bias, or lobbying.

This group was formed as a 501c(3), of course.  They formed in 2008 with seed money from The Flora Family Foundation, formed by the Hewlett family, of Hewlett-Packard.   Apparently, they put together this clip for the “Carbon Emissions Counter” grand opening, built and sponsored by Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management Group. LOL.

I don’t watch much TV, so I missed this. This is well produced piece of propaganda.

Carbon Counter L3 from Climate Central on Vimeo.

I thought the counter was actually the deficit counter.  Nope, it’s counting the emissions released into the environment.  What a joke.  Well, it’s not going to be too funny when they are using this to bet on carbon credit-based securities.  Well, your Science Czar was on the board of directors when this was produced.  Enjoy.

Progressives and necons combined to shoot down Amendment 1618 to Senate bill 1390.

To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to allow citizens who have concealed carry permits from the State in which they reside to carry concealed firearms in another State that grants concealed carry permits, if the individual complies with the laws of the State.  Amdt. 1618

The legislation was narrowly defeated, falling 2 votes short of the 60 votes needed to pass the amendment. Of note were the 2 Republicans who were directly responsible for the failure to pass this amendment.

Dick Lugar (R-Ill)
George Voinovich (R-OH)

The Neocons march on.