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Every Home Will Be Audited If Cap And Trade Passes: Make Some Noise Or Bend Over

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On Monday, the Senate will begin debate on the Democrap’s horrifying Cap and Trade bill, the one that even environmentalists hate because it won’t reduce pollution. What it will do, however, is create an army of energy nazis who will perform an “energy audit” on every home in America. If you don’t pass the audit…fines ($2000 for the first violation) and possible legal charges await you. If you don’t pass the audit, you can’t sell your home…which the Census bureau has already, or will soon, GPS the coordinates of. (Section 202 of the House bill.) Atlas is Shrugging hard.

Cap and Trade, if not stopped in the Senate, will irreversibly concentrate even more power in the Executive branch of government, and will cause massive inflation in every part of our economy. Our legislators love to pass unpopular bills while America is busy with holiday doings, and they’re hoping you’ll still be shooting off firecrackers instead of paying attention. Don’t forget, the legislation in 1913 that created the Federal Reserve was passed over Christmas.

Cap and Trade will audit every aspect of your home and life. What will be involved in a home energy audit? It is an intrusive visit made by the bureaucrats at the Home Energy Team or a similar group. They will examine and report the way you live your life directly to RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network). Light fixtures, socket types, spas, hot tubs, windows, appliances, walls and roofs will all be under review. Energy tests will be conducted throughout your house. At the end of the visit you will receive a report and a rating. The report will focus on the changes you need to make and the rating is called a HERS rating (Home Energy Rating System). RESNET will perform the audits through authorized contractors. RESNET has adopted the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards. The standards set the national procedures for home energy ratings.

According to RESNET, an audit consists of:

Comprehensive Home Energy Audit – A level of the RESNET Home Energy Audit process defined by this standard to include the evaluation, diagnosis and proposed treatment of an existing home. The Comprehensive Home Energy Audit may be based on a Home Performance Assessment (“Comprehensive Home Performance Energy Audit”) or Home Energy Rating (“Comprehensive HERS Audit”), in accordance with the criteria established by this Standard. A homeowner may elect to go through this process with or without a prior Home Energy Survey or Diagnostic Home Energy Survey.

Under the RESNET standards ( www.natresnet.org)`for a home audit, the following procedures will become law under the climate bill.

704.1.2.3 The Home Energy Survey Professional shall request copies of utility bills or written permission to obtain the energy use information from the utility company, and use
them to produce an estimate of generalized end-uses (base, heating, and cooling).
704.1.2.5. Minimum Procedures for an In-Home Energy Survey:
704.1.2.5.1.1 R-values of wall/ceiling/floor insulation
704.1.2.5.1.2 Square footage and approximate age of home
704.1.2.5.1.3 Type of windows: glazing type(s) and frame material(s)
704.1.2.5.1.4 Type, model number, and location of heating/cooling system(s)
704.1.2.5.1.5 Type of ductwork, location and R-value of duct insulation, and any indications of previous duct sealing
704.1.2.5.1.6 Type of foundation is crawl, basement, or slab
704.1.2.5.1.7 Checklist of common air-leakage sites indicating likely opportunities for leakage reduction
704.1.2.5.1.8 Estimated age and efficiency of major appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and dryers
704.1.2.5.1.9 Number and type of hardwired light fixtures and screw-in bulbs in portable lamps suitable for energy efficient re-lamping
704.1.2.5.1.10 Visual indications of condensation
704.1.2.5.1.11 Presence and location of exhaust fans, and determination of whether they are vented outdoors
704.1.2.5.1.12 Number and type of water fixtures (e.g. faucets, showerheads)
704.1.2.5.1.13 Presence and type(s) of combustion equipment; identification of visually identifiable evidence of flame rollout, blocked chimney, and corroded or missing vent connector.

Obama SAID he’d create a million green jobs, and if this insanity passes you can see where they will come from. An army of Green Shirts regulating the lives of every American.

It is IMPERATIVE that you contact your 2 Senators informing them that a yes vote on this bill will mean a no vote to their re-election. Have you done this yet? If not, you must do it TODAY! Click here to easily voice your loud NO before they shut down for the holiday weekend. None of them work on Fridays as it is.

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Goldman Sachs Drools Over Cap And Trade

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The revolving door between the world’s most powerful investment bank, Goldman Sachs, and the government has long twirled round. The firm has provided most of the personnel for the Treasury department and the Federal Reserve…and has come out smelling like a rose in the financial meltdown which has decimated many of its’ competitors.

Obama’s insane energy plan, Cap and Trade, will be another bonanza for the uber-rich and oh-so-lucky firm that has it’s tentacles entrenched at the highest levels of power in our country. The new carbon-credit market is a virtual repeat of the commodities-market casino/scam that’s been kind to Government Sachs, except it has one nifty new feature: If the plan goes forward, the rise in prices of carbon credits will be government-mandated. Goldman won’t even have to rig the game! It will be rigged in advance.

Matt Taibbi explains in this month’s Rolling Stone:

Here’s how it works: If the bill passes; there will be limits for coal plants, utilities, natural-gas distributors and numerous other industries on the amount of carbon emissions (a.k.a. greenhouse gases) they can produce per year. If the companies go over their allotment, they will be able to buy “allocations” or credits from other companies that have managed to produce fewer emissions. President Obama conservatively estimates that about $646 billions worth of carbon credits will be auctioned in the first seven years; one of his top economic aides speculates that the real number might be twice or even three times that amount.

The feature of this plan that has special appeal to speculators is that the “cap” on carbon will be continually lowered by the government, which means that carbon credits will become more and more scarce with each passing year. Which means that this is a brand-new commodities market where the main commodity to be traded is guaranteed to rise in price over time. The volume of this new market will be upwards of a trillion dollars annually; for comparison’s sake, the annual combined revenues of an electricity suppliers in the U.S. total $320 billion.

Goldman wants this bill. The plan is (1) to get in on the ground floor of paradigm-shifting legislation, (2) make sure that they’re the profit-making slice of that paradigm and (3) make sure the slice is a big slice. Goldman started pushing hard for cap-and-trade long ago, but things really ramped up last year when the firm spent $3.5 million to lobby climate issues. (One of their lobbyists at the time was none other than Patterson, now Treasury chief of staff.) Back in 2005, when Hank Paulson was chief of Goldman, he personally helped author the bank’s environmental policy, a document that contains some surprising elements for a firm that in all other areas has been consistently opposed to any sort of government regulation. Paulson’s report argued that “voluntary action alone cannot solve the climate-change problem.” A few years later, the bank’s carbon chief, Ken Newcombe, insisted that cap-and-trade alone won’t be enough to fix the climate problem and called for further public investments in research and development. Which is convenient, considering that ‘Goldman made early investments in wind power (it bought a subsidiary called Horizon Wind Energy), renewable diesel (it is an investor in a firm called Changing World Technologies) and solar power (it partnered with BP Solar), exactly the kind of deals that will prosper if the government forces energy producers to use cleaner energy. As Paulson said at the time, “We’re not making those investments to lose money.”

The bank owns a 10 percent stake in the Chicago Climate Exchange, where the carbon credits will be traded. Moreover, Goldman owns a minority stake in Blue Source LLC, a Utah-based firm that sells carbon credits of the type that will be in great demand if the bill passes. Nobel Prize winner Al Gore, who is intimately involved with the planning of cap-and-trade, started up a company called Generation Investment Management with three former bigwigs from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, David Blood, Mark Ferguson and Peter Harris. Their business? Investing in carbon offsets. There’s also a $500 million Green Growth Fund set up by a Goldmanite to invest in green-tech … the list goes on and on. Goldman is ahead of the headlines again, just waiting for someone to make it rain in the right spot. Will this market be bigger than the energy-futures market?

“Oh, it’ll dwarf it,” says a former staffer on the House energy committee.

Well, you might say, who cares? If cap-and-trade succeeds, won’t we all be saved from the catastrophe of global warming? Maybe – but cap-and-trade, as envisioned by Goldman, is really just a carbon tax structured so that private interests collect the revenues. Instead of simply imposing a fixed government levy on carbon pollution and forcing unclean energy producers to pay for the mess they make, cap-and trade will allow a small tribe of greedy-as-hell Wall Street swine to turn yet another commodities market into a private tax-collection scheme. This is worse than the bailout: It allows the bank to seize taxpayer money before it’s even collected.

The entire article will burn you worse than a Fourth of July firecracker, and details just how badly these thieves have screwed us. It is a MUST READ FOR ALL reprinted here. If America is circling the drain, Goldman has figured out how to become that drain. Are you at the Pitchfork Moment yet?

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The Gravitas Of Al Franken’s Win

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Norm Coleman conceded the contentious Minnesota Senate race to failed comedian Al Franken yesterday, after the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Franken the winner. Franken’s win gives the Dems in the Senate a filibuster-proof, 60-seat majority. Just in time for cap and trade, universal health-care and a valiant attempt to audit the Federal Reserve are moving to crucial votes in our legislative bodies.

Cap and trade will finish off the bankrupting of our nation. Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats followed an all-to-familiar playbook pulling 3 am shenanigans and twisting arms to reach the crucial 219 votes needed to pass the insane bill which, once again, no one read in it’s entirety before the vote. Click here for Right Soup’s “Cap and Trade Hit List” to see who to kick out of office come election time.

House Minority leader John Boehner illustrated how many federal agencies would be involved in the incredibly complicated scam, which will enrich GE while draining our economy.

Senate majority leader Harry Reid doesn’t quite have the muscle in his chamber that Pelosi has in the House, making Al Franken’s win all the more important.

Obama’s universal health-care plan has been sold as an idea which would continue to allow American’s the freedom to choose their doctors, and to opt out of the national plan if they want. This is another HUGE lie by a president who has become increasingly bold about lying. 6 states are now actively trying to pass legislation to allow them to opt out of the national plan.

Take a look at how well the public health-care system in Argentina (whose economic collapse in 2000 should be required study for all) is handling the H1N1 pandemic. They are swamped. Argentina’s health minister has resigned despite the growing swine flu epidemic, reportedly after failing to persuade the government to declare a health emergency. She also failed to persuade President Cristina Fernandez to declare an emergency over the spread of dengue fever this year, and lost battles with unions for control of social funds.
The two diseases have exposed shortcomings in Argentina’s public health system. Twenty-six people have died from swine flu, the most in South America. Do not think for a moment that this scenario couldn’t happen here in the future, if the government controls our health-care.

“Keep your distance from each other as you line up to vote.” Eerie. Al Franken’s win makes your voice and views all the more critical. Those of you who live in states with Democrat representatives are crucial to the fight. You know the drill. Contact your representatives now to tell them to vote NO on cap and trade, and NO to universal health care. These plans, if passed, will change our nation forever. They will not be able to be undone. We will be further enslaved to our government, and will not recognize the country and ideals we love so dearly.

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Iran’s Tiannaman: Baharestan Square

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The news from Iran continues to be horrifying, as the unarmed populace of the country has become subjected to what many are calling a massacre. Reports are raw and unfiltered, and the media blackout is preventing us from verifying every story. Nonetheless, anonymous bloggers in Tehran reported yesterday that bus loads of protesters were stopped, unloaded from their buses by “black-clad police”, and literally herded. When the massing was sufficient, as a distraught Tehran caller to CNN described first hand, hundreds of the regime’s Basij thugs poured out of an adjoining mosque and commenced a massacre with axes, clubs, guns and gas.

Threats Watch details that:

From the live blogger’s eyewitness account:

>More than 10.000 Bassij Milittias get position in Central Tehran, including Baharestan Sq.
>Army Helycopters flying over Baharestan and Vali Asr Sq.
>The streets, squares and around BAHARESTAN (Approx. South-eastern of Tehran) is swarming with military forces, civilian forces, the security motorists
>The croud have moved to the south of baharestan, the situation is bad, the shooting has started
>In Baharestan Sq. in the Police shooting, A girl is shot and the police is not allowing to let them help
>In Baharestan we saw militia with axe choping people like meat – blood everywhere – like butcher

This is the Iranian regime, wading into its own unarmed people and axing them to death, bludgeoning women (seen as the greatest threat to the regime) and throwing them to their deaths from pedestrian bridges. The same Iranian regime whose embassy officials are invited to American embassies around the world to celebrate on July 4th, of all things, a successful revolution.

An unarmed people. This is the ultimate goal of the progressives in Washington who relentlessly press to dismantle our Second Amendment rights. Inch by inch, step by step, line by line. Baharestan Square could one day be the Mall in D.C. if we don’t quickly take our country back.

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Almost Fourth Of July: Do You Know Where Your Tea Party Is?

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Many of you became activists for the first time in your lives on April 15th when you attended your first Tea Party. Many more of you watched your fellow patriots peacefully protest our runaway government, saw them ridiculed in the mainstream media, and decided that if there was ever another chance for you to join them…you would. Well, here is your chance.

The Tea Party movement has not gone away, rather it has become stronger as the days have passed. Many protests were held on Memorial Day, and were completely ignored by the mainstream media. On Independence Day, hundreds of thousands of people will attend a huge number of tea parties around the country…and the media will be hard pressed to overlook them this time. Massive numbers are expected, and massive numbers are needed. We are fast approaching the 2010 elections, and 2012 will be here before you know it. These will, in my opinion, be the last chances we have to take our country back from the traitors in Washington who seek to eliminate the country our forefathers fought and died for; the land we love so dearly.

Amy Kremer, national organizer for the Tea Party Patriots, says her organization is expecting more rallies on Independence Day weekend than were held on April 15 this year.

“They are going on all across the country,” Kremer said. “Last time it was on one day; this time it is all July 4 weekend. We will have more tea parties this time around than we did last time, for sure.”

Below is a list of locations and times of protests around the country. On the Fourth of July, stand up for liberty. Stand up for your children and grandchildren who are being indoctrinated daily with Marxist/Socialist propaganda. Stand up for your parents, who may one day be considered too much of a burden for a nationalized healthcare system. Stand up for freedom for it is not free, and as we’ve seen in the past 4 months…it can quickly be taken away. It’s “Last Call” for America as we know it. Get up and step out; it is a deadly serious battle we fight, and we need every single soldier on the field.

Tea Party Patriots Event List:

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Gerald Celante On Obama’s Latest Move With The Fed

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“It’s like putting new brakes on a car that’s already crashed.” Gerald Celante elaborates on Obama’s latest power grab, handing massive new regulatory powers to the Federal Reserve. More control in the hands of the Fed…not a “capital” idea.

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Right Sightings

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The Death Of The Dollar Has Begun: Truthdig

Did Michelle Obama Fire The Whistleblowing IG?: Fox

Obama Hands The Fed MORE Massive New Powers:
Washington Post

Teddy-Care Will Put Your Gun In National Database; You’ll Get To Pay:
Gun Owners Of America

Germans To Install Gold Vending Machines: Naked Capitalism

100 Questionable Stimulus Projects: Option ARMageddon

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Transparency: Obama Giveth Promises, Obama Taketh Away

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Transparency, one of Obama’s cornerstone of his “Change” platform during the election. A direct excerpt from Obama’s whitehouse.gov post on his promises:

Transparency — President Obama has committed to making his administration the most open and transparent in history, and WhiteHouse.gov will play a major role in delivering on that promise. The President’s executive orders and proclamations will be published for everyone to review, and that’s just the beginning of our efforts to provide a window for all Americans into the business of the government.

Transparency, obviously not what you think it is when it comes to providing Americans with details on things like who comes to the White House. Mind you this doesn’t indicate who met with the president, just that they entered the White House.

The Obama administration is declining to release documents that would identify visitors to the White House, embracing a legal position taken by the Bush administration, according to a watchdog group that filed a federal lawsuit over access to the records.

The group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, filed its lawsuit after being denied access to Secret Service records, including White House entry and exit logs, that would identify coal and energy industry visitors.

Thankfully Press Secretary Gibbs is here to explain that “change” means “change” only when it doesn’t mean “changing” what past administrations have done:

Gibbs said the goal is “to uphold the principle of open government” and increased transparency that Obama campaigned on. But he also said that the issue of upholding precedent from previous presidents is a consideration.

Ahh, I see. “Change,” “Transparency,” these are merely words. Don’t put too much faith in them, or Obama for that matter.

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ABC Openly In Obama Tank; Will Anchor News From The White House

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The march towards fascism continues today, with the news that ABC will be pumping Obama’s health-care agenda from the Blue Room of the White House on June 24th. Charlie Gibson will anchor his WORLD NEWS program from there, and then will host what the administration calls a “town hall”; one which will not include any dissenting opinion.

The prime-time special — ‘Prescription for America’ has ignited fury from Republicans and those opposed to the proposed giant, socialized health-care plan. Late Monday night, Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Ken McKay fired off a complaint to the head of ABCNEWS:

Dear Mr. Westin:

As the national debate on health care reform intensifies, I am deeply concerned and disappointed with ABC’s astonishing decision to exclude opposing voices on this critical issue on June 24, 2009. Next Wednesday, ABC News will air a primetime health care reform “town hall” at the White House with President Barack Obama. In addition, according to an ABC News report, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, WORLD NEWS, NIGHTLINE and ABC’s web news “will all feature special programming on the president’s health care agenda.” This does not include the promotion, over the next 9 days, the president’s health care agenda will receive on ABC News programming.

Today, the Republican National Committee requested an opportunity to add our Party’s views to those of the President’s to ensure that all sides of the health care reform debate are presented. Our request was rejected. I believe that the President should have the ability to speak directly to the America people. However, I find it outrageous that ABC would prohibit our Party’s opposing thoughts and ideas from this national debate, which affects millions of ABC viewers.

In the absence of opposition, I am concerned this event will become a glorified infomercial to promote the Democrat agenda. If that is the case, this primetime infomercial should be paid for out of the DNC coffers. President Obama does not hold a monopoly on health care reform ideas or on free airtime. The President has stated time and time again that he wants a bipartisan debate. Therefore, the Republican Party should be included in this primetime event, or the DNC should pay for your airtime.

Respectfully,
Ken McKay
Republican National Committee
Chief of Staff

I strongly suggest you DO NOT WATCH this freaking propaganda, and that you email this to your family, friends and colleagues. Take it a step further with your tv parental controls and block ABC from your television. Contact World News with Charles Gibson here.
Look at Iran. It’s closer than you think.

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Iran: Twittering The Revolution

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UPDATE 6/16/09: Live feed from English-speakers in Iran via Friendfeed.

Iranian police forces have opened fire on protesters who refuse to accept the government’s declaration of victory for Mahmoud Ahamadinejad. At least one person has been killed, and many more have been injured. There are now leaks that Ahmadi came in THIRD in Iran’s presidential elections, where there was an 85% voter turnout. How did they count all 40 million hand ballots in just a few hours before declaring the winner? The BBC and many other foreign journalists have been kicked out, cellphone service has been cut, and Iranian websites are being jammed and banned.

Reformist opposition candidate Hossein Mousavi’s supporters thronged the streets of Tehran despite the country’s interior ministry saying any rally held today would be illegal. Mr Mousavi was widely expected to beat Ahmadinejad in Friday’s poll, but official results gave the incumbent 62.63 per cent to his challenger’s 33.75 per cent.

Two days after calling the results a “divine miracle”, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has approved a request from Mr. Mousavi to investigate allegations of electoral fraud. Mousavi told his supporters: “The vote of the people is more important than Mousavi or any other person.” The guardian council, which has been asked by the Ayatollah to investigate the claims of electoral fraud, is expected to announce the outcome into its inquiry in ten days.

Writing on his website earlier, Mr Mousavi said: “Today, I have submitted my official formal request to the council to cancel the election result. “I urge you, Iranian nation, to continue your nationwide protests in a peaceful and legal way.”

The protesters are still managing to get pictures and information out of Tehran. Twitter, in particular, is still functioning for many…and the pictures and news are incredible. Many of the youth in the country are determined that the world see what can only be described as the beginning of a revolution. Real-time pictures are pouring in via Picfog from Twitter. Andrew Sullivan is following the tweets closely here. There are rumors that a fake assassination attempt will be made tomorrow on Ahmadinejan. Protesters want to give the world a heads-up.

Here are a few vids that made it out. There is no Second Amendment in Iran. So far, no word from Barry.

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