Ahmad Saadaldin Endorsement

Green Party of Florida Endorses Ahmad Saadaldin in the Florida House of Representatives District 58 Special Election

The Green Party of Florida proudly endorses the campaign of Ahmad Saadaldin for Florida House of Representatives in the District 58 Special Election. .

His campaign calls for repairing the broken political system with independent action to reimagine Florida as a State that supports quality education, supports worker’s rights through the Fight for 15, and addresses the need for action on climate change to protect Florida and her citizens.

www.AhmadFor58.com

www.facebook.com/AhmadFor58

Responding to Hurricane Irma

Responding to Hurricane Irma

9-20-2017

By: Sean Declet

2017 GPFL Ast. Treasurer

Photo Credit: The NOAA satellite GOES-16 captured this geocolor image of Hurricane Irma passing the eastern end of Cuba at about 8:00 a.m. EDT on Sept. 8, 2017.  https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/geocolor-image-of-hurricane-irma

Hurricane Irma is both a challenge and an opportunity for us as the Green Party of Florida. Let us also not forget that Hurricane Season does not end until the end of November two and a half months from now. The conditions that spawned Harvey and then Irma have already spun out 3 more Tropical Storms or Hurricanes. Hurricane Maria made landfall as a Category 5 this morning in Puerto Rico requiring the mobilization of another 3,700 FEMA responders as the 3rd U.S. State or Territory to become a Major Hurricane Disaster zone in less than a month. 

Hurricane Irma has laid bare to all of us in Florida what it means to be on the front lines of the climate crises. The Green Party of Florida along with the United States Green Party has a platform to address the climate crises. We live in a moment where the question before Humanity is not what kind of world we will leave future generations but weather we will have a planet for future generations to even live on. 

Hurricane Irma was a devastating storm to the entire State of Florida. Irma sustained Category 5 winds of 185mph for a record breaking 37 hours as she grew in the latest in a growing list of Super Storms to attack the United States. Over 7 Million Americans in Florida and Georgia were ordered to evacuate ahead of Irma. Over 6 Million homes and business lost power. A week and a half latter 100,000s across Florida remain without power, and some still without water.  Evacuation Shelters were opened in 66 or 67 Florida counties. Florida’s entire retail business community did not have enough Hurricane supplies (Food, Water, Ply Wood, Gas, ect.) to meet the demand of the entire State bracing for a direct hit from a Major Hurricane (Cat 3 or more) all at once. 

Forecasting Hurricane paths is not an exact science. Even the best computer models have a margin of error of 50-100 miles in their projections. When you put that in the context of Florida it meant the entire State was always in Irma path. Irma covered 300-400 miles and maintained an unexpected unpredictable path across the State. 

In the days and weeks ahead, the recovery from Irma will bring forth more issues and concerns. Parts of Florida’s power grid will be offline for days or weeks to come still, affecting people’s homes and jobs. Floridians are concerned that FEMA is not adequately equipped to respond to the three disasters that are Harvey, Irma, and Maria. 

In raising the reality of Hurricane Irma and her impact the Green Party of Florida in no way seeks to down play the real ongoing suffering of our brothers and sisters across Texas and Louisiana still reeling from the assault of Hurricane Harvey, or those whose lives are threated today and tonight by Hurricane Maria. 

When you take Harvey, Irma, and Maria together our climate is demanding our urgent attention now. The time for discussion is over. The Green Party seeks a Green New Deal where we work as one community to save our State and our planet from the devastating effects of climate change. We seek a 100% renewably powered economy by the 2030s. We must rebuild and transition all of Florida’s power plants to Wind, Water, and Solar. We must decentralize our power grid so that when hurricanes come through millions of us don’t all lose power. 

We need to be clear that what we are seeing is the Oceans starting to Boil! These are like the early bubbles in a pot of water that is about to explode into a full boil. As the Earths supply of ice continues to diminish we can expect that the planet will increasingly turn to these mega storms as a means to release the heat from the oceans and attempt to cool the planet back down. We need to be equally as clear that even Super Powers like the United States are not adequately prepared to deal with these sorts of global climate conditions. If Maria (or the next Hurricane behind her) threatens highly populated areas of Florida before we are able to restore ourselves and replenish our supplies we will be even less prepared to weather her and to recover from her.  

We must also realize that some effects of climate change are now irreversible and others will take decades to subside just as they took decades to build up. We must seek to better prepare our society for the growing magnitudes of natural disasters we must now confront. Florida needs State or Regional stockpiles of hurricane survival supplies. We need to maintain the ability through government programs or regulations to store millions of gallons of drinking water and millions of pounds of ice, canned meats, vegetables, and fruit’s that can be released into the retail economy when tropical or hurricane watches and warnings are issued. Floridians had the monetary resources to be much better prepared to confront Irma and her after effects but we didn’t have access to the supplies we needed. 

Legislative Agenda – Green Party recommendations

The Green Party of Florida recommends the following response to the upcoming House and Senate proposed bills in whatever method or methods you can best manage :

1) People can visit locally now until March 6th and locals and/or individuals should endeavor to contact their legislators about these current bills via phone emails or post a letter in the mail. Calls are the easiest. Emails are recorded I suppose, but actual written letters have to be kept on file.

2) Attend town meetings.

3) Meeting in small groups of 2 -6 people with the elected rep (or their aides) with a good speaker to bring up the wishes and one other to take notes on the response.

4) Be vocal with social  media and other areas where you communicate at work, school,  etc.

5) Be sure to register to vote and urge others to do the same. If our votes did not matter they would not spend so much to try and buy them or suppress them.

6) The session starts March 7th, so join a coalition (or go as united Greens) and lobby in Tallahassee.

7) The Senate is identified as the primary focus, as there are new senators and less senators to lobby. If we can block bills with this group, the bills will not pass into law, even if the whole house votes yes for them.

Strongly suggest that we bring back the Intangible Tax here on Florida which is a tax on EXCESS wealth (it was abolished under Gov. Jeb Bush)

Push for the implementation of SB90 which is the Solar Tax exemption.

Bills we support:

Florida Homeless Bill of Rights

HB 451/SB 442 Fracking ban – of course!!

HB 387/SB 458 Create a Criminal Justice Task Force.

HB51/SN 270 and HB53 /SB 934 – Ex – felon Voting Rights Restoration

HB93/SB 162 Ban plastic bags in coastal communities of 100,000 or less – it’s a start!

HB 319/SB 410 Equal and fair pay for all genders.

HB623/SB 666 No discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Bills we Oppose:

HB 17  (no Senate Bill – which is good!) Destruction of grassroots control – this bill weakens local government’s ability to regulate !

HB 697/ SB Bans sanctuary cities for immigrants.

SB 622 Guns on campuses (no house bill which is good)

HB 351/ SB 478  Secrecy Act which by passes the Sunshine Law

HB 373/ SB 856 Unfair to the best teachers.

HB 11  (no Senate Bill ) HB 599 and SB 534 These bills weaken unions – which, of course,  we need for living wages and benefits.

HB 819/SB 610 Punishes businesses for making safety choice about guns on their property.

For more information on these bills and any others, visit MyFlorida.Com  and put the bill number into the search at the top left of the page.

Note HB = House Bill and SB + Senate Bill

In addition, there will be a statewide citizens’ lobby day (March 21-22) to support a ban on fracking and to protect water and restore the Everglades, as well as to push enforcement of clean energy Amendment 4 that passed last August.

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Senator Nelson, Stand up and protect Florida from fracked gas Sabal Trail Pipeline

Florida is in need of clean energy and jobs. We need you to protect Florida, not FPL.

Dear Senator Nelson,

Floridians have great concerns about the Sabal Trail pipeline being constructed through Florida. Representatives from several organizations visited your office on December 29th to hand-deliver over 95,000 signed petitions asking you to stand up to protect Florida from the Sabal Trail Pipeline. We visit your offices, hold rallies, make calls, but hear no word.

As this pipeline is nearing completion, we are distressed that you as our representative have not responded, nor taken a stand in opposition to this fracked gas pipeline project that serves the financial interests of its investor companies, NextEra, Duke, and Spectra, and the countries who will receive the exported fuel, but is already devastating to Florida’s delicate karst geology, accelerates fracking elsewhere with all the implicit and associated hazards, has inappropriately taken homes and property by eminent domain, threatens our aquifer and water supply with contamination and damage to its casing, is an explosive hazard to our communities, and undermines our future with faster more certain climate change. Continue reading “Senator Nelson, Stand up and protect Florida from fracked gas Sabal Trail Pipeline”

A Call for Water Protectors to Stop Sabal Trail!

 

Action Days: Dec 28 thru Jan 2, and January 14-15th Peaceful Civil Disobedience

The Sabal Trail Pipeline is FlorIda’s DAPL:
A Scheme by Private Utility Monopoly FPL & Cohorts to Profit at Public Expense, Threatening Our Water, the Environment and the Economy!

Crossing three states, Alabama, Georgia and Florida, the Sabal Trail Pipeline is intended to transport natural gas (aka, fracked methane). including fracking investments in Oklahoma and Pennsylvania. Compression stations and facilities are going in near ports to facilitate export sales to other countries. The Sabal Trail Pipeline project, jointly owned by Spectra Energy, Duke, and FPL’s parent company, NextEra, and paid for by utility customers, threatens Florida’s fragile geology and network of springs, rivers, caverns and one of the world’s largest aquifers, the Floridan Aquifer that spans Florida and portions of 4 more states, and upon which we depend for much of our agricultural and drinking water in Florida.

Spectra Energy, the company charged with operating the pipeline, has an extremely poor safety record with a history of spills, leaks, fires, explosions and negligence. The pipeline is approaching the final phase of construction, connecting its N. FL construction head to another pipeline or rail line near Lake Okeechobee, the final leg to the ports. It is scheduled to be completed by February and operational by May, or possibly.

Additional controversy concerns questions about improperly approved Environmental Impact Statements, and the legality of eminent domain evictions of 160 properties, particularly because the gas appears to be for private profit gained by export, and not for domestic use. Governor Scott has approved the pipeline, in which he is financially invested, in a blatant disregard for conflict of interest.

The Green Party of Florida calls for clean renewable energy and a stop to further pipelines. Sabal Trail threatens our water, environment, and climate, forcefully takes private property, charges utility customers, and delays green energy by over-building infrastructure for needless fossil fuel.

What Can I Do?

Join Water Protectors onsite at Sabal Trail
Dec 28 through Jan 2, January 14/15, & into the future
https://sabaltrailresistance.wordpress.com/contact/stop-the-suwannee-river-crossing/

Go here to learn more about the camps, find ride shares, etc.:
Events in all areas: http://stopsabaltrailpipeline.blogspot.com/p/next-events.html
Events and info: http://www.facebook.com/stopsabaltrail.
Facebook group for shared info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StopSabalTrailPipeline/
Info: http://www.stopsabaltrail.com

Water Is Life Camp (Branford): http://floridawaterislifecamp.org/
Sacred Water Camp (Live Oak): https://www.facebook.com/groups/sacredwatercamp
Rideshares to Camps: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1289270891117066/

Both towns are in Suwannee County.  Live Oak is about 70 miles from Gainesville; Branford is about 1/2 way.

Call, Rally, Share:

Call on those in power to rescind the permits (Be polite and professional on the phone!):

  • Florida Governor Rick Scott 850-717-9337
  • Army Corps of Engineers 904-232-2477
  • President Obama 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414

Join or initiate Actions:
Events: http://stopsabaltrailpipeline.blogspot.com/p/next-events.html
Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/STOPSABALTRAILPIPELINE/

To have your group listed as an “Endorsers of Sabal Trail Resistance,” send to: sabal-trail-resistance@googlegroups.com.

Educate others on line or in conversation. Feel free to print or pass on these GP flyers about Sabal Trail, here in English and Spanish: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4nDppvtKwZCVm82bDFxZ19Vc2s

Learn more about the menace and corruption these pipelines present:
Informative letter to Georgia Governor Deal
http://spectrabusters.org/
http://www.l-a-k-e.org/ngo/sierra/jsq-stt2.pdf
Sabal Trail pipeline’s adverse impacts will be mitigated, agency says

 

Tourists swarm to Florida for the ever so inviting Mosaic Mountains and TECO takes them for a ride!

Notwithstanding the flying cockroaches, the infamous child eating alligators, the zika spreading mosquitoes, killer lightning, hurricanes and the ever present mold spawning humidity, our ever so inviting tourist/snowbird state has a new and insidious reason for people to venture down south to where the cicadas sing. Toxic Mountains, Radioactive Aquifers and Obsolete Coal Burning Power Plants!

CC BY 3.0 File:Hiking in Knee Socks, Sandals, and Cut-offs.jpg Created: 18 December 2011
tourist/snowbird By Oddman47 on wikipedia

The Mosaic Company and TECO Power Plant are two major polluters in Hillsborough County, FL.

Moscaic Toxic Sludge Mountain in Gibs
Moscaic Toxic Sludge Mountain in Gibsonton, FL.

On Aug. 27th 2016, 215 million gallons of radioactive toxic sludge leaked into the Florida aquifer after a sinkhole opened under a Mosaic retention pond in Mulberry, FL. But how could this happen, when last year, on October 1, 2015 Mosaic settled a $1.8B Hazardous Waste Case? The answer can be found between the lines.

Here’s an example of how dishonest these companies are and how they do not have the public’s best interest in mind. During the recent election campaign, there was a petition that was in circulation that was meant to trick those who are pro solar into signing. These unscrupulous companies, set out on a huge canvasing campaign called Smart Solar. This was reported by the Herald/Times Tallahassee & was exposed as a dishonest practice.

 The bottom line is that

it’s only their bottom line, that they care about.

Yes, you’ve been taken for a ride!

In 1999 TECO settled a $3.5M lawsuit for violations with an additional $11M they have to pay towards environmentally beneficial projects in the region designed to mitigate the impact of emissions from the company’s plants.

Moscaic Toxic Sludge Mountain in Gibs
TECO Coal powered electric generating station in Gibsonton, FL

As part of their reparations, they were punished to built an environmental center south of Big Bend Power Station. These companies put up a good front in the media, but a picture is worth a thousand words.

Here’s an example of how massive Mosaic’s toxic sludge mountain is in Gibsonton, FL.

An airport or more than over 30 football fields can fit inside this mountainous sludge pool that is in our own back yard.

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Next time you go to the races at East Bay Raceway Park, driving on Hwy 41 in Tampa on the borders of Gibsonton and Riverview, take a look to the east. It’s the only mountain in Florida and it’s toxic. To the west is another toxic mountain pool.

Moscaic Toxic Sludge Mountain in Gibs
Moscaic Toxic Sludge Mountain in Gibsonton, just north of TECO, Next to East Bay Raceway Park off Hwy. 41

What happens when a hurricane blows this all over the city, or springs a leak into the bay? Who is effected? The public citizen and our environment! Do they really care about these things? Talk is cheap but those Mosaic commercial’s sure aren’t. Mosaic is the leading fertilizer exporter and money is no object. We and our environment are expendable. Don’t be fooled.

I wrote 2 emails to the EPA requesting info concerning the hazardous effects to the community from these two huge pollution pumping factories that lie in my back yard and I haven’t heard a word back. That was over 10 months ago. At the bottom of the EPA report is where I found the name to contact:

Van Housman
Attorney-Advisor
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (MC2249A)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20460
(202) 564-0143
housman.van@epa.gov

After the recent Mulberry Sinkhole, I am contacting my Congressman and writing to the DOJ next.

This is a systemic problem and these are but symptoms of a greater problem. We have allowed this to go on for too long. We must rise up in mass and take our planet back. Whatever you choose to do, just do it, peacefully. I will right my Congressman.

It is time for Solar Power in the Sunshine State, and time to rid this planet of toxic factories that are rarely held accountable and when they are, the fines are a slap on the wrist. Millions & billions may seem like a lot of money, but when you make trillions, it’s nothing. Mosaic made over 10 billion dollars profit in the past 5 years, a $1.5B fine still leaves them billionaires. Not a bad deal, eh?

This is only part of what the Green Party represents and work towards. Please join us to help make this a nation ran for the people and by the people, not the multinational corporations who have taken us hostage and are forfieting our future and our children’s children’s futures for their short term profits.

Time’s are a changin’ and we need you to join us to make this place a cleaner & safer place to live. We want to preserve our land and restore what we can. Being a tourist state, we should cherish and protect our land water and air. The fountain of youth is here in Florida! Do we want to leave for posterity poisoned springs and a ruined planet?

We need you, we cannot do it without YOU! This is the most important thing we are saying here. YOU make a difference! Come to one of our local monthly meetings and make some new friends! Together we can change the world by acting locally, but thinking globally.

With the recent failed Paris climate talks, we need to work locally and put pressure on all the polluters and you are a part of this solution.

Coal powered power plants get coal by blowing tops of mountains off
Mountain Top Removal for Coal  Photo by Matt Wasson, Appalachian Voices. April 19th, 2010.

We cannot justify burning so much coal in the Sunshine State after Amendment 4 passing in the recent election and you can get solar now. Floridians for Solar Choice urges us to Vote NO on 1 in upcoming election.

Join us NOW!

 

 

Stop Sabal Trail Pipeline

stop sabal, no pipeline
stop sabal, no pipeline

This is the single most important environmental issue happening in the SE region of the US right now and most people don’t even know about it.

LicenseAttribution Some rights reserved by Mark Klotz
License Attribution Some rights reserved by Mark Klotz

This project has been APPROVED.

Spectra/Sabal Trail broke ground last Tuesday.

This will affect Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

Organizers and allies are exploring legal loopholes, possible encampments and direct actions.

Image on John S. Quarterman's Flicker page.
Image on John S. Quarterman’s Flicker page. License Attribution Some rights reserved by fau Sabal Trail Route Map Florida opposition to Spectra pipeline. Pictures by for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE), Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, .

http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/pipeline-update

MAP OF THE SUMTER LEG OF THE PIPELINE:
http://content.sabaltrailtransmission.com/resources/maps/fl_sumter_map.pdf

Center Hill is the planned staging area and is located east of Bushnell and Webster Flea Market.

We need direct actions. We also need to find out EXACTLY where this staging area is.


solar tree at teco power plant in FL
photo by christophe rocker

Florida just passed Amendment 4 which provides tax breaks to property owners who install solar panels on their property. The sunshine state is headed in the direction of solar power, a much more clean and safe source of energy.

solar tree sign at teco, fl
photo by christophe rocker

“Eight Solar Trees together can produce 16.8kW of power. Enough electricity to power about two homes for a year, and it’s equal to offsetting 22 tons of carbon dioxide.” – Sign at TECO Plant, in FL.

yes on 4, no on 1
yes on 4, no on 1

Student Leader, Jared Austin, Kicks Off State Green Party Annual Meeting

As many of you know environmental degradation is no single issue, it is embedded in the same system that has plagued workers, minorities, and various other oppressed groups for going on centuries; this system, of course, is capitalism and it was this realization within our organization that got us much closer to the actual Green Party platform and got us into the streets.

wThis young student organizer and president and founder of Green Party Alliance of USF, launched our annual state conference with this thoughtful opening speech, where he spoke of the systemic problems of capitalism and imperialism and of the actions he and his fellow student greens and activists are taking on, including calling for USF to divest from all fossil fuel use and investments by 2020. He speaks eloquently about the bigger picture as well as concrete efforts on the ground and the work ahead for all of us working for a fair, just and sustainable future.

Jared Austin, president of the Green Party Alliance, USF.

Good afternoon, I want to first thank Cathy Gilbert and Josh Pritchett for allowing the Green Party Alliance at USF to host this wonderful event today, our organization is truly honored and excited especially given where we began, the current state of the world today and given what events like today will mean in the future. I would also like to thank the members of the Tampa chapter of the Green Party who saw a young student passionate Continue reading “Student Leader, Jared Austin, Kicks Off State Green Party Annual Meeting”

A Snowball Settles it!

A Snowball Settles it!

By: Christoph L. Rocker

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Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) tries to prove global warming is a hoax today by bringing a snowball onto the senate floor.

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He then points to his favorite climate denying scientist from MIT, Richard Lindzen, as to how global warming is just a bureaucratic scheme to instill fear in the public to get approval for a carbon tax.

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This is his typical argument.

He goes on to say that 63% of newscasters say climate change is not man-made. How many of those are in big corporations pockets and what about the remaining 37%? Since when do newscasters understand science?

Rush Limbaugh, Radio Talk Show Host. Climate Change Denier who calls us Environmentalist Wackos.

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He brings up the announcement by Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) today of an amendment that “climate change is real and it is not a hoax.” Inhofe say’s he commented that it is “arrogant of man to think he can change climate and climate change is a natural cycle.” He even says that the Biblical scriptures talk about it. He is clearly not living in reality. He is living in a reactionary Christian view of the world that is non-scientific and depends on junk science to prove the Bible as accurate.

He discredits Gore’s popularized “hockey stick” graph to remind the people that 2014 was the warmest year on record.

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He has little faith in the IPCC or the UN.

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He brings up a 1974 Times magazine cover that say’s “the ice age is coming” and say’s that everyone believed that to be true although it was a hoax! He brings another Time magazine cover with a polar bear under the title “global warming” threat. His point is that these are two opposite predictions from the same magazine 30 years apart.

The Chart below is from a NASA website. See citations at end of article.
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He supported Whitehouse’s amendment but this whole thing is twisted madly to where he even co-sponsors the amendment now only with some bizarre exceptions. He agrees that climate is changing, in that it is normal for it to change & secondly he agrees it’s a hoax. The hoax is that people are so arrogant they think they have the power to change the climate – that’s the hoax, not the fact that the climate is changing. It is natural, not man-made in his belief.

Here is a simple chart to shows how CO2 can effect Global Temp.
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How much more confusing can anyone ever make this issue? I can see the public being drawn into this convoluted argument and becoming even more confused. It is a complete circus of misinformation and he should be withdrawn from office for trying to deceive the people or at least for his sheer ignorance of this issue.

Below is a simple chart explaining the many negative effects of Global Warming.

 

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Inhofe claims this whole “global warming” issue was cooked up by the United Nations along with the IPCC. He presents facts (the infamous 1999 email scandal) that scientists were purposefully lying and this, in his mind, proves conclusively they were cooking the science.

Below Image shows Antarctica’s rapid melting over 30 yrs.
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Since then, we have 97% of scientist agreeing that Global Warming is a real man-made threat and we need to lower CO2 emissions before we reach a tipping point. Other scientific evidence recently suggests that the West Antarctic Glacier is melting and has already passed its tipping point which means in as soon as 200 years from now, a rise in sea levels to 15 feet or more.

Image of Antarctica and the massive melting ice that will raise sea levels
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Who do you believe? A politician who is preaching junk science or a global community of scientists who are trying to inform the public of this eminent threat if we do not alter our course?


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Multinational Global Corporations and the politicians whom they have bought via lobbyists want everything to continue as is and in fact they want to increase CO2 levels for profit. That is the name of the game when it comes to capitalism. The name of the game people are more familiar with is “monopoly.”


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Therefore, Cap and Trade is the monster under the bed of this entrenched Republican Christian Junk Science Believing Millionaire Politician, and the “email scandal” is the only proof he has to convince us that global warming is not man-made and there’s nothing to worry about except the Liberal nut jobs who want to scare us into paying more taxes and regulate our companies to the point of bankruptcy.

James Inhofe Chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee, which will have hearings and debates with prominent scientists on this very topic. He says the science is not settled and he will, I am sure, have more snowballs, Climate Deniers and obsolete charts to prove that the Glaciers are not melting because of CO2 and the future is in God’s hands not man’s. He dubs his team “The Truth Squad.”

He closes with remarks dismissing Obama’s 479 billion dollar plan that will not reduce CO2 emissions, allegedly claimed by its own director.

Dr. Jill Stein of the US Green Party

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The Green Party is well aware of the state of our planet and our economy. We are proposing a Green New Deal as a peaceful and comprehensive 4 tiered solution to these many problems we face. We need your support and voice to grow our grass roots movement. You make a difference. Register Green NOW! Get Involved in your community! Many can do what one cannot.

– C. L. Rocker
All images were labeled for reuse on google images. For more information on graphs and quotes in this post, please refer to below citations:
inhofe snowball youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT9ZeEFDVyMclimate misinformer richard lindzen – https://www.skepticalscience.com/skeptic_Richard_Lindzen.htmnasa climate scientist consensus – http://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/West Antarctic Glacier melt unstoppable – http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-148

Nasa sea level rise from antarctic melt – http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/news/antarctic-ice-sheet-20140512/

inhofe’s net worth – http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/business/congress-members-worth/

6000 year old earth – http://www.independencebaptist.org/6,000%20Year%20Earth/6,000_Year_Earth.htm

cap and trade – http://www.edf.org/climate/how-cap-and-trade-works

climategate email scandal 2009 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climatic_Research_Unit_email_controversy
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students guide to climate change – http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/scientists/clues.html

Social Justice is a Winner for Greens!

15 Now is a winner in New York. Polls put Hawkins at 9% in a state where the pseudo-independent Working Families Party is set up to siphon the independent vote to the Democrats (WFP is backing Cuomo), and the state’s Democratic Party is one of the most powerful in the nation.

Reprinted from the Hawkins campaign:

Village Independent Democrats Endorse Howie Hawkins.  First Time Venerable Club Has Ever Endorsed Third Party Candidate

Posted by Daniel Goldstein October 12, 2014 10:02 AM

(New York City) – The progressive Village Independent Democrats endorsed Green Party Governor candidate Howie Hawkins at their Friday endorsement meeting.

It is the first time in the venerable club’s history that it has endorsed a third party candidate for any office.

Hawkins for 15.

“I know it is a bold move for any Democratic club to endorse outside the party. But it makes sense as I’m the only candidate who will stand up for the 99% who are getting a raw deal from politicians. I am the only candidate who will ban fracking, and create millions of jobs by moving to 100% clean energy by 2030. And I’m the only candidate that will put a floor on wages with a $15 minimum wage. The endorsement makes sense as I am the only progressive running for Governor.” Hawkins said greeting the endorsement with gratitude.

“This historic endorsement, by this storied Democratic club is further proof that my campaign is gaining momentum as more attention is paid to it and progressives disaffected with Governor Cuomo and Albany corruption are finding a home in my campaign and where I stand on the issues.”

The 57 year-old club is best known for helping put an end to Tammany Hall and for starting Ed Koch’s political career.

“I suggested that our club give thought to endorsing Howard Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, as he embodies many of our principles including his strong support of labor and the working man. His opposition to fracking is yet another way that he espouses our efforts,” said Village Independent Democrats Executive Committee member Frieda Bradlow.

“Howie Hawkins represents the kind of strong progressive politics this club has historically stood for; such as when, with the aid of Eleanor Roosevelt, it helped put the kibosh on the last vestige of Tammany Hall style corruption in New York in the early 1960s.Since the new breed of political corruption takes the form of corporate money smothering our democracy, our club is staying true to its roots by supporting Howie Hawkins: a genuine friend of the working and middle classes,” said long time club member John Bredin.

Meanwhile …

It’s a winner in St. Petersburg.

Rose Roby and Christian Brooks unite for 15.

Reposted from St Pete Green Party website.