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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The UN Wants U.S. Money

One thing that is perfectly clear about the United Nations is that its meetings are a forum for the rest of the world to sound off with their resentment of America's economic success and high standard of living, and demand that we transfer our wealth to the poor countries so they can live higher on the hog.

At the UN conference in December in Durban, South Africa, environmental extremists produced a visual aid to show the delegates how gas emissions can be reduced 25-40 percent below 1990 levels and national economics can be decarbonized by 2050. They displayed a Zulu Beehive Hut they claim is cool to live in the summer and warm in the winter because of its circular structure with a single door, no windows, and plants covering the outside. I guarantee that Zulu Beehives will be a hard sell for Americans; they have no running water or electricity. If Americans don't want the UN to cut our energy consumption, it would be a good idea to tell our Congressmen to stop paying dues to organizations that play these silly games.

The UN delegates at Durban, South Africa want the rich countries to pay $100 billion in annual taxes on international transactions which can then be redistributed to poor countries to help them cope with global warming. The UN delegates did not get us to agree to that, so the UN decided to keep talking about this anyway and hope the can get us to agree by next year's UN conference in Rio de Janeiro.

Americans are waking up to the facts that today's temperature changes are no different from historic climate changes, that renewable-energy industries are unaffordable luxuries that can exist only with taxpayer subsidies, and that the U.S. has a great abundance of affordable energy resources which Obama has put off-limits.

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