John Kerry used his first major speech as secretary of State to make that case that failing to confront climate change means missing big economic opportunities — and worse. “If we waste this opportunity, it may be the only thing our generation — generations — are remembered for. We need to find the courage to leave a far different legacy,” Kerry said in a wide-ranging address at the University of Virginia. Kerry again signaled that he hopes to use his role as top diplomat to promote green energy technologies, arguing they can
Comments: We need to find the courage to leave a far different legacy?? He and his comrades sure are, one of despair and destruction. I must have missed the part of the article that says these are all blatant lies and climate change is based on fraudulent "science." s/o
Let me guess how this ´economic opportunity´ works. We loan money to foreign governments, who then buy bad technology from American companies who use foreign parts and labor to create their products. The heads of those companies who have bought access and influence in DC make out well while other Americans see zero benefit.
Typical of the stupid party. People may not care about climate change - but they do care about clean air and water - the do care about being good stewards of the earth we inhabit. Why doesn´t the GOP take the lead on that and leave climate change and that whole argumnet to the dems?
No doubt there remain some Americans who take John Kerry seriously - but I suspect their number is not very great. There is something grotesque about his pretensions to wisdom. Looking at the rogue´s gallery of celebrity Democratic politicians, including Barack Obama, the common denominator is narcissism. Few if any of these people have ever actually achieved anything, supported themselves, or done anything except talk and make speeches. Yet they hold themselves in the highest possible regard as they prance and parade around lecturing the rest of us on how to think and behave. A citizenry capable of elevating such mediocrities to positions of authority and high estate has nothing to brag about.
What a dismal thought, that we are now going to have to hear, if not exactly listen to someone of the caliber of John Kerry presuming to instruct us about every pet personal idea he has that he thinks important. Where these people got the idea they are so special is a mystery.
Good grief! This is supposed to be a Sec. of State?
The Norks, Chicoms, Al-Qaeda, Russkies, Taliban, Hamas, Hezbollah, Mullahs - - and various others miscreants - - are running wild and posing an existential threat to our beloved country - - and this doofus talks about the hoax known as "climate change"?
There´s no hope, my friends - - there really isn´t. We are DOOMED.
So the pouffe has come out swinging with a baret on top of his transplant dome and a slice of brie cheese in one hand to smear on his bagguette, while shaking his hopelessly out of date fist into the air to so chant from a late 60´s slogan. He tried to be cool by offering the hand dap to his russian federation counterpart. But to his consternation found that russians do not dap. Still dillusional and determined to be both hopelessly out of touch and cool, he will continue to push the now known to be defunct climate change pseudo religion while admiring all things french.
Look on the bright side, we might almost be finally popular with the french. Almost that is.
FTA: Kerry again signaled that he hopes to use his role as top diplomat to promote green energy technologies.... He also cited the prospect of new markets for [America....]
Oh. OK. So who handles foreign relations? USDA? CDC? Who? Maybe the Constitution is less-clear than it seems?
And who convinced Kerry on AGW? Al Gore ["interested party" in prospective "carbon markets" and failed "divinity student"]? NASA´s 1986 "report" saying the human race would be extinct from AGW "in a few decades"? The IPCC reports where the "conclusions" were written before the reports were finished? East Anglia´s demonstratedly-falsified "data"? Ground-based temp readings from "heat islands," extrapolated "readings," and far-too-few locations? That you yourself are a far better scientist than Richard Feynman? What?
Of course he does, he´s a fellow traveler. The goal is to bring about a revolution by collapsing the economy. There are 3 primary elements: 1) abject weakness against all foes, particularly communist backed foes 2) keep all resources in the ground 3) collapse our businesses and economy with out of control spending, taxes and regulatory burdens
While Russia, China, Iran and Venezuela exploit their oil and gas, Kerry and Obama are pushing to alternative energy. This accomplishes all 3 of the goals.
I think it makes sense for SOS to be involved with "climate change" when you consider that NASA´s role is to improve Muslim self-esteem. Besides, Kerry told the senate conformation hearings he would faithfully carry out Obama´s vision, whatever that may be.
If Kerry had any conviction of principles, guts, gumption or balls, he´d be calling out the Chinese for pollution that you have to cut with a knife! Pulleeeeze, spare me Live-Shot (I think I spelled that right)...
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