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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

2008 VIDEO: Marco Rubio Pushed For ‘Cap and Trade’ As Florida State House Speaker

2008 VIDEO: Marco Rubio Pushed For ‘Cap and Trade’ As Florida State House Speaker

by MATTHEW BOYLE at Breitbart.com | 13 Jan 2016

As the Speaker of the Florida state House of Representatives, now U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was aggressively pushing for Florida to adapt to what he viewed as an inevitable “federal cap and trade program.”

In a politically damning video, Rubio backs cap and trade and argues that Florida—his state—should get in line to comply with the federal government rather than fight back.
“Florida should do two things,” Rubio said in 2008 on Florida television, in video discovered by Breitbart News.
First, Florida should position itself for what I believe is inevitable and that is a federal cap and trade program. Florida should do everything it can to be an early complier so it can access early compliance funds and so that it can help influence what that cap and trade looks like at the federal level. So I’m in favor of giving the Department of Environmental Protection a mandate that they go out and design a cap and trade or a carbon tax program and bring it back to the legislature for ratification some time in the next two years.
Cap and trade is an environmental system that hardcore liberals including former Vice President Al Gore support. A federal cap and trade program would be centered around a carbon tax.
“It will be difficult for sure but we can back away from the fiscal cliff and the climate cliff at the same time,” Gore said in 2012. “One way is with a carbon tax.”
Support for cap and trade is basically about as politically toxic a position as a Republican can take when it comes to the party’s voters, and ranks up there among GOP base voters as about as unacceptable a position as support for amnesty for illegal aliens, government-run healthcare, restrictions against the Second Amendment or support for open borders style international trade policies. [Whole story]

Sunday, January 10, 2016

SALON: This is how Ted Cruz wins

This is how Ted Cruz wins: Why the formerly unthinkable could really, actually happen

Establishment Republicans are beginning to reconcile themselves to supporting the lesser of two evils

FRIDAY, JAN 8, 2016

When Ted Cruz came to the Senate in 2013, after winning a squeaker of a Senate race the previous November, he didn’t waste any time in bringing himself to national attention. It wasn’t his style to use his freshman term to keep his head down and learn the ropes.  Just seven weeks after being sworn in, Cruz made a name for himself by accusing fellow Republican Chuck Hagel of taking money from communist North Korea during his confirmation hearings for Secretary of Defense. This accusation startled virtually everyone and earned Cruz a rebuke from committee chairman John McCain. Senator Barbara Boxer drew an apt analogy when she said she was reminded of “a different time and place, when you said, ‘I have here in my pocket a speech you made on such-and-such a date,’ and of course there was nothing in the pocket.” She was alluding, of course to the notorious Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Ed.: When you read this article, keep in mind that SALON is a left-leaning publication and that this author has been extremely critical of Senator Cruz.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

2016 Race to Global Oneness

2016 Race to Global Oneness

Primordial Awakening to Universal Consciousness

By Debra Rae
Ed.: Printed with full permission

Despite escalating wars, and rumors thereof, ours is an increasingly united, albeit complex world. More than ever, all reference to the future demands global perspective—economically, geo-politically, and religiously.[i] Internationalists hold promise of presumed perks—e.g., harmony and security—and, to those ends, incite primordial awakening to universal consciousness.[ii] By ballyhooing the collective common good, academics join politicians and religionists alike in championing practical politics. For example, come June, Director of the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly Andreas Bummel[iii] will join presenters from Yale and Johns Hopkins for a two-day event in Brisbane. There, within the context of planetary integration (as if straight from the Baha’i playbook)[iv] academics will explore challenges relating to world democracy, justice, and security in view of regional crises.[v] 

Global Oneness Day, October 24 (Kah, Hope for the World Update, 7)
While the Guinness Book of World Records recognizes seventy-eight feet as the largest wave ever surfed,[vi] it pales in comparison to today’s tidal wave of one-world interfaithism. Those riding the wave’s crest—from virtually all of the world’s major religious groups[vii]—are expected to increase in number, hence influence, by 2050.[viii] Enthusiasts apprehend their sacred selves[ix] and, along with fellow demi-gods, advocate for official sanction of a Global Oneness Day.[x] Come October, “enlightened” participants will engage in Drumming Circles, Sunday Oneness Services, and a major telesummit featuring New Spirituality gurus Neale Donald Walsch,[xi] Barbara Marx Hubbard,[xii] Ken Wilbur,[xiii] Jean Houston,[xiv] and Ervin Laszlo.[xv]