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Turn out the lights, the party's over
Washington Times ^ | December 2,1012 | Wesley Pruden

Posted on 12/03/2010 6:45:06 AM PST by Hojczyk

Scams die hard, but eventually they die, and when they do, nobody wants to get close to the corpse. You can get all the hotel rooms you want this week in Cancun.

The global-warming caravan has moved on, bound for a destination in oblivion. The United Nations is hanging the usual lamb chop in the window this week in Mexico for the U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, but the Washington guests are staying home. Nobody wants to get the smell of the corpse on their clothes.

Everybody who imagined himself anybody raced to Copenhagen last year for the global-warming summit, renamed "climate change" when the globe began to cool, as it does from time to time. Some 45,000 delegates, "activists," business representatives and the usual retinue of journalists registered for the party in Copenhagen. This year, only 1,234 journalists registered for the Cancun beach party. The only story there is that there's no story there. The U.N. organizers glumly concede that Cancun won't amount to anything, even by U.N. standards.

Rep. Henry A. Waxman of California, who wrote and sponsored the cap-and-trade legislation last year, says he'll be too busy with congressional business (buying stamps for the Christmas cards and getting a haircut and a shoeshine) even to think about going to Cancun. Last year, he joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi and dozens of other congressmen in taking staffers and spouses to the party in Copenhagen. The junket cost taxpayers $400,000, but Copenhagen is a friendly town and a good time was had by all. This year, they're all staying home, learning to live like lame ducks.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cancun; climatechange; climatefraud; globalwarming

1 posted on 12/03/2010 6:45:07 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
Actual footage from last year at the Copenhagen summit (music added):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNQqUACJ_Kw&playnext=1&list=PLDC4C6D0A8DA2CD1D&index=26

2 posted on 12/03/2010 6:47:24 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Hojczyk
After seeing one video of the extravagance in Cancun, I'm not surprised that no one wants to be there. The failure and hypocrisy is overwhelming, even for people that celebrate failure and hypocrisy.
3 posted on 12/03/2010 6:50:05 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Hojczyk
Last year, he [Waxman] joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi and dozens of other congressmen in taking staffers and spouses to the party in Copenhagen.
My guess is these scumbags are more afraid of the being anywhere in Mexico, than relinquishing their belief in their "globull" religion.


4 posted on 12/03/2010 6:51:12 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Hojczyk
That was good! I will re-subscribe to Washington Times after all.

One wonders if the Mexican drug cartel's penchant for kidnapping and random barrages of automatic weapons fire will go TDY to Cancun. Fat, happy, stupid targets EVERYWHERE...

5 posted on 12/03/2010 6:54:14 AM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: SkyPilot

A wind turbine & sickle. Pathetic.


6 posted on 12/03/2010 6:56:30 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Hojczyk

I guess some people got rich while they could over this farce. How long will it take for school children and teachers to realize it isn’t true? Until the next scam comes along?


7 posted on 12/03/2010 6:57:13 AM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: Hojczyk; unkus; T.L.Sink; BossLady; ladyvet; NorwegianViking; 70th Division; justiceseeker93; ...

In my opinion, the lies, deceptions, and corruption coming out of this Regime, this Congress, the thugs in the Fed, et al. is centered in the politicians in this government. Behold arrogant, amoral Elitists. IMO and the opinion of We The People, they are loathsome power-hungry, traitors. These enemies of freedom have sold out their country, her freedom, and our children and grandchildren’s future for their own self-serving quest for power.


8 posted on 12/03/2010 6:59:56 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
I guess some people got rich while they could over this farce.

Can I interest you in buying some Carbon Credits?

The look like valuable stock certificates, and are really neat!

You can purchase them to "offset" your car, house, boat, and lifestyle (no joke). They take credit cards.

9 posted on 12/03/2010 7:00:06 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Hojczyk

Why aren’t these people on trial for fraud?

Pray for America


10 posted on 12/03/2010 7:04:44 AM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopfully!)
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To: oh8eleven

Sobering chart. Appreciate the post.


11 posted on 12/03/2010 7:05:29 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: oh8eleven

3,000 deaths in the Mexico drug war about 100 miles from Texas (Chihuahua, Mexico) and the stupid government won’t close the border??

We had 3,000 deaths on 9/ll. How many dead bodies does it take for the government to undertake their constitutionally required action against terrorism?


12 posted on 12/03/2010 7:34:14 AM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Hojczyk
I'm glad that it is finally pronounced dead.

Sort of like disco being pronounced dead in 1994.

How many months or years before the quacks noticed that the decaying patient wasn't breathing?

I STILL run onto yahoos on Answerbag that swear alligence to Al “Tommy Flanagan” Gore because, “All the scientists agree.”

Sheesh!

13 posted on 12/03/2010 7:37:11 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Hojczyk

Cap N Trade / Carbon Credit Hoax bump for later........


14 posted on 12/03/2010 7:42:09 AM PST by indthkr
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To: Hojczyk; Liz; AT7Saluki; writer33
Some 45,000 delegates, "activists," business representatives and the usual retinue of journalists registered for the party in Copenhagen. This year, only 1,234 journalists registered for the Cancun beach party.

What an amazing amount of wasted time, money and carbon credits by these idiots.

15 posted on 12/03/2010 7:43:39 AM PST by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
*I guess some people got rich while they could over this farce. How long will it take for school children and teachers to realize it isn’t true? Until the next scam comes along?*

Predicted New Scam:

Giant bowling pins will fall from the sky every time your child drinks a pop! This can only be solved though higher taxes and more government control. All scientists are in consensus. Bowling pins falling from sky are up 300% since we've been tracking it in 1907.

Look at our hockeystick graph.

Notice how many less pinsetters there are in bowling alleys since the 1940’s! The pins got them. This PROVES our science. Do not believe the deniers that say bowling pins do not fall from the sky.

Look at our computer models that PROVE it!

George Bush never said that they fall from the sky. What was he covering up? In fact, thousands of Conservative politicians have remained silent on the global bowling pin problem.

If it doesn't rain bowling pins, that is because bowling pins falling causes bowling pins not to fall!
Whether they fall or not, it proves our point. Bowling Pin change is REAL, we swear it is. Believe us, we have science on our side!

16 posted on 12/03/2010 7:47:19 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: SkyPilot

*You can purchase them to “offset” your car, house, boat, and lifestyle (no joke). They take credit cards.*

What an ideal product!

It’s a product that doesn’t exist that you never have to deliver. No overhead. Makes the perfect Christmas gift!


17 posted on 12/03/2010 7:48:51 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Hojczyk
This story is very amusing, but the fact is that our economy is seriously hobbled by the EPA and a variety of laws that make it difficult, time consuming and expensive, if not impossible, to produce things in this country. That's what our elected leaders need to attack.

Defund the EPA if you can't abolish it. Start returning environmental regulation to the states. Those who want industry will provide the climate for it, and those who don't want it can go to hell and feel really good about themselves doing it.

18 posted on 12/03/2010 7:58:56 AM PST by Batrachian (Barack Obama was elected because people thought they where voting on American Idol)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; Hojczyk

The whole world is noticing the screaming fraud associated with AGW, yet our very own EPA continues to march, mandating controls over how we live our life.


19 posted on 12/03/2010 8:07:11 AM PST by SouthTexas (WE are the Wave)
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To: SouthTexas

Welcome to the Liberal dictatorship of 2010. Hitler would be proud of these goons.


20 posted on 12/03/2010 8:22:23 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: PATRIOT1876

Haha! Good analogy!


21 posted on 12/03/2010 9:09:09 AM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: Hojczyk; TenthAmendmentChampion; Clive; scripter; Darnright; WL-law; bamahead; carolinablonde; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

22 posted on 12/03/2010 9:11:58 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Hojczyk

” Waxman -says he’ll be too busy with congressional business (buying stamps for the Christmas cards and getting a haircut and a shoeshine) and having his nose hairs woven in to braids, or corn rows!


23 posted on 12/03/2010 9:32:09 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SouthTexas

and they will continue to do so until abolished.


24 posted on 12/03/2010 9:50:12 AM PST by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: PATRIOT1876
Giant bowling pins will fall from the sky every time your child drinks a pop

Close.

The "new" worry is that we're running out of fresh water. I've surfed through a couple of TV shows, also seen some commercials mentioning it. My prediction? That'll be the new worry in 5 years or less.

Climate Change needs to flop around in its death throes for a little while longer. Then, as soon as the idiots promoting it figure that there's just as much money to be made in scaring the population with something else, then they'll all pile on.

Problem is that Global Warming, erm, Climate Change, models don't support a lack of fresh water globally. They'll need to be adjusted (or better yet, forgotten about) in order for the meme to really take hold, I think.

Call me a cynic.

25 posted on 12/03/2010 9:50:48 AM PST by wbill
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To: wbill

*Call me a cynic.*

Call you Nostradamus!

That’s a pretty good prediction.
It appears that there’s a real water shortage in the West.
people moving to Nevada and California where there isn’t that much water to begin with, illegals adding to the population in huge amounts, etc.

I can easily see water as a phony crisis, because the Californians will actually be experiencing a shortage.
The gullible all around the country believe whatever comes out of California...especially if it comes out of the mouths of the Hollywood Celebridunces.


26 posted on 12/03/2010 10:01:20 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: PATRIOT1876
because the Californians will actually be experiencing a shortage

We actually had a shortage here in the Southeast a few years back. It was due to a drought that ran a little longer than usual, combined with a heatwave that was a little hotter than usual, combined with *mostly* the utter mismanagement by the gov't of the water resources that we have here locally.

During the "crisis", there were all sorts of dire predictions. "Never going to rain again". "We'll all go thirsty". "End of the world as we know it". But, as always, time passed and amazingly, it started to rain again. Last year we had probs with flooding - which, interestingly enough, didn't lead to end-times predictions. Go figure, I guess that "flooding" just didn't meet the "we're going to die of thirst" stories that the media had been running for the previous couple of years.

People are stupid.

27 posted on 12/03/2010 10:41:52 AM PST by wbill
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To: PATRIOT1876
And actually, the only thing that came out of the drought is that the local gov't started to distribute water bills on a *monthly*, rather than a *quarterly* basis. It was so that "People could more closely monitor their water usage".

I've since moved, but read not too long ago that water rates were going up because of "rises in administrative overhead". Go figure.

28 posted on 12/03/2010 10:45:25 AM PST by wbill
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To: wbill

All of it is just another avenue to expand government and encroach upon freedom. This dynamic has been at work since the beginning of mankind. It’s all part of the convergence towards a one-world global government. When one thing has outlived its usefulness another is found, and there are always many different approaches being taken at any given time.


29 posted on 12/03/2010 11:30:52 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: outinyellowdogcountry

The next two scams are clean water, and environmental mercury.
They’re already underway.


30 posted on 12/03/2010 1:00:43 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: outinyellowdogcountry

The next two scams are clean water, and environmental mercury.
They’re already underway.


31 posted on 12/03/2010 1:01:47 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: Hojczyk

But then maybe everyone is staying home because they haven’t allowed time on their schedule to be kidnapped. It takes a real chunk out of the work-week.


32 posted on 12/03/2010 1:05:21 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: SkyPilot
You can purchase them to "offset" your car, house, boat, and lifestyle (no joke). They take credit cards.

What a shame.
Just when they are about to be needed most.
The all-electric plug-in $43k plug in cars, I now understand, witll require a monthly electrical expense of two normal single-family residences.

One Antoinette-wanna-be was seen exclaiming on-camera, "We will never have to stop at a gas station ever again!" ----While riding in a $130k all-electric convertible...

33 posted on 12/03/2010 1:12:51 PM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: wbill
People are stupid.

As long as they are rich stupid people or "entertainers," I don't mind at all.

34 posted on 12/03/2010 1:15:24 PM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: Batrachian

Nixon’s gift to the world...


35 posted on 12/03/2010 2:25:24 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Old Professer
"Nixon’s gift to the world..."

That, and Henry Blackmun.

36 posted on 12/03/2010 4:24:55 PM PST by Batrachian (Barack Obama was elected because people thought they where voting on American Idol)
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To: Deb
Deb! Long time, sweetie ............... FRegards
37 posted on 12/03/2010 10:19:57 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms .................. FRegards)
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To: Hojczyk

I just adore Wesley Pruden and his writing style.


38 posted on 12/03/2010 10:30:49 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Publius6961

[As long as they are rich stupid people or “entertainers,” I don’t mind at all. ]

That’s not a smart attitude to have. Those are the people that influence political thought and public opinion. It is much safer when poor people are are the stupid ones.


39 posted on 12/04/2010 12:47:04 AM PST by Kellis91789 (There's a reason the mascot of the Democratic Party is a jackass.)
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To: wbill

It kind of amazes me that 80 years after the Great Dust Bowl drought, America still has massive floods every year in some places and water shortages in others.

Wouldn’t the savings in Federal flood insurance pay for aqueducts and pipelines to carry water away from some of those Northeastern rivers and let it restore the underground aquifers in the MidWest and West ?


40 posted on 12/04/2010 12:52:22 AM PST by Kellis91789 (There's a reason the mascot of the Democratic Party is a jackass.)
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To: gonzo

My heart is fluttering! Its been soooo long! And you remembered my color! Kisses!


41 posted on 12/04/2010 12:16:17 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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