Saturday, April 11, 2015

Energy Department Fuels More Corporate Welfare: Awards politically connected corporate giant Alcoa $259 million 'green' car loan


Photo from The Motley Fool site:
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (L)
"experiences the all-new Ford-F150." 
Just as I was about to take an extended hiatus from my green corruption work, another "green" crony car deal was hatched.

Last month, the Department of Energy (DOE), with $16.5 billion lending power left, and despite funding flops, refueled its green car loan program and doled out $259 million of taxpayer money to the “multinational conglomerate” Alcoa Inc., of which, according to Paul Chesser of National Legal and Policy Center, wait for it… “Doesn’t need the cash.”

Chesser goes on: “Alcoa’s expansion project for which the funding is targeted – to produce special aluminum for automotive companies in Tennessee – has already been underway for 19 months and was first revealed almost two years ago.”

Worse is that this Big Corporation “had $23 billion in revenues in fiscal year 2013 and ended the year with $35.7 billion in assets,” which adds another corporate welfare recipient to the list of green car loans. The two previous were Ford Motor Co., which in September 2009, scored $5.9 billion (more like a bailout), and Nissan Motor Corp. that in January 2010, snagged a $1.45 billion.

Known as the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program, it was established in Section 136 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to support the production of fuel-efficient, advanced technology vehicles (ATVs) and qualifying components in the United States. While it was created under President Bush, the Obama administration, from 2009 to 2011, dished out five loans (out of 100 applications) totaling $8.4 billion of taxpayer money.




Three of the five loans are directly tied to President Obama's political pals; meanwhile, "both Ford and Nissan were heavily engaged in negotiations with the administration over fuel economy standards for model years 2012- 2016 at the time DOE was considering their applications." Moreover, "both companies eventually expressed publicly their support for these standards, which the administration described as the 'Historic Agreement.'"





Those facts and more can be found inside the March 2012 House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Report, which laid out a compelling case of cronyism and corruption behind the entire DOE's Loan Guarantee Program, including a series of issues, mismanagement as well as collateral damage in regards to the ATVM loans (pp. 68-74).

It's the same government program that fueled the Fisker Automotive fiasco, which was once the "green car dream" of President Obama's ultra-rich friends Al Gore and John Doerr. Long story short: Awarded $529 million from the Energy Department in April 2010, Fisker failed in November 2013 when it crashed into bankruptcy. Second is Vehicle Production Group –– tied to another wealthy and politically connected Obama bundler –– won $50 million in March 2011, and was shut down in February 2013.

Meanwhile, documented Chesser, “Nissan and Ford Motor Company received billions of dollars to spur electric vehicle production, but none of their models have taken off and none would be sustainable without massive subsidies.”

Lastly, there’s the president's billionaire buddy Elon Musk and his green car company “Tesla Motors –– the one alleged 'success' story from the program –– paid back its $465 million ATVM loan and has plenty of stock market fanatics, but is far from profitable and is largely surviving on hype and other subsidies,” notes Chesser.

In fact, my February 2015 Green Corruption File chronicled all the dirty details on the green car loans and much more: Obama Administration Fueling Friends and Failure: At least $10 billion of taxpayer money blown on ‘green’ cars, NOT so ‘green.’


Energy Department Loan Program Touts Job Creation: $234,000 per "green car" job 

Chesser writes that the “excuse for this financing –– considering that ATVM’s purpose was to support production of alternative energy-powered automobiles –– is to produce “high-strength” aluminum for automakers “looking to lightweight their vehicles.” Yes, they used “lightweight” as a verb, and claimed the funding would create an additional 200 factory jobs and 400 construction jobs in the process.”

Republican Senator Lamar Alexander –– a "top candidate recipient" of Alcoa contributions in 2013-2014 ($7,500) –– praised the move the day of the March 26, 2015 DOE announcement, stating, “This is good news for Alcoa and Tennessee." “Today, more than one-third of Tennessee manufacturing jobs are auto related, and investment in advanced manufacturing is an important part of how our state will continue to attract good-paying jobs.”

However, as Chesser points out: "A $259 million 'investment' for 200 factory jobs and 400 temporary construction jobs works out to high-six figures per job; if you count just the 'permanent' jobs produced, the taxpayer backing comes out to $1.2 million per job."

Yep, more Energy Department delusion...

I wonder if that high-paying job comes with a taxpayer subsidized Ford F-150. If so, sign me up!

For those following my work know that I've shared these startling statistics before, but it's worth a reminder: In April 2013, Veronique de Rugy from the Mercatus Center, addressed the green car loan program in her piece, "Cronyism: Green Car Edition," of which she wrote: 

The DOE touted the ATVM loan program as a tool for boosting America’s “clean energy economy” by adding nearly 38,700 jobs. Far less attention was paid to how the loan commitments exposed taxpayers to excessive risk, to the tune of about $217,028 per job “created or saved.” [See chart left].


  1. Fisker Automotive: $529 million in April 2010 / Bankrupt: November 2013 = 2,000 jobs: Taxpayer lost = $160 million plus $21 million from the state of Delaware 
  2. The Vehicle Production Group LLC (VPG): $50 million in March 2011 / Shut Down: February 2013 = 900 jobs / taxpayer lost = $50 million 
  3. Tesla Motors: $465 million in January 2010 / Paid back loan: May 2013 = 1,500 jobs 
  4. Ford Motor Company: $5.9 billion in September 2009 = 33,000 jobs 
  5. Nissan North America, Inc.: $1.45 billion in January 2010 = 1,300 jobs 

Now, if we take away the 2000 Fisker jobs ($160 million loss) and the 900 VPG jobs ($50 million loss), this means that the Energy Department still spent about $8.4 billion. But at the end of the day, all we got out of the deal was 35,8000 green car jobs, which places the per job figure over $234,000. And now with Alcoa on our radar (it's conditional after all), we'll see where the Energy Department's green car jobs land.

In addition, it's interesting that Ford lobbied for and benefited from (as did Nissan) the stimulus-created $3 billion "Cash for Clunkers" disaster, which at the time (2009), many jokes circled around the Obama program, yet some concluded that it was "more of a political maneuver than substantive help for the U.S. auto industry — or the environment."

And it seems Ford, which as mentioned, was awarded that $5.9 billion DOE partial bailout, they also get a boost from the Alcoa DOE deal, because Alcoa is Ford's aluminum supplier, as documented by The Motley Fool:
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is at the leading edge of this shift, using aluminum to reduce the weight of its uber-popular F-150 pickup. Now the Blue Oval and other companies could get a boost from the Department of Energy, which this week announced a conditional commitment for $259 million in funding to enable Ford's aluminum supplier, Alcoa (NYSE: AA), to expand its manufacturing capacity. This loan would keep Alcoa's costs down so it can provide affordable aluminum to automakers.

But there’s more….

Alcoa: "Corporate giant and its leaders have deep ties to the Obama administration"

Alcoa Inc. ("contributions and spending by affiliates of this organization"), according to Center for Responsive Politics, over the years has given generously to both sides of the political isle. However, 2008, 2010, and 2012 were predominantly blue –– with Tim Scott (R-SC), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Mike Doyle (D-PA), Bruce Braley (D-IA), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) top recipients of Alcoa campaign cash during 2013-2014.

In 2008, we find that Alcoa funded more Democrats than Republicans, with both Senator Hillary Clinton ($15,901) and Senator Barack Obama ($14,413) leading the top of the list. Meanwhile, for the 2012 presidential election, Alcoa gave $13,102 to Barack Obama and $7,575 to Mitt Romney.

Also according Center for Responsive Politics, as of 2014, there were six members of congress that own Alcoa shares:
  1. Cantor, Eric (R-VA)
  2. Castor, Kathy (D-FL)
  3. Coble, Howard (R-NC)
  4. Grijalva, Raul M (D-AZ)
  5. Pelosi, Nancy (D-CA)
  6. Price, David (D-NC)

On the other hand, there are some key executives that have shared access and influence with the Obama White House, which was well documented by Jillian Kay Melchior at Watchdog.org in her April 1, 2015 piece, "More taxpayer money goes to another ‘green’ Obama backer."

Daniel Cruise: Corporate Vice President for Business Development and Global Affairs, Alcoa Inc. since October 2009
Daniel Cruise — who became Alcoa’s vice president of government and public affairs the same year Obama took office — has been a big Obama bundler, raising between $50,000 and $100,000, according to OpenSecrets.com. He has also donated thousands of dollars to Democrats, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

According to his bio, "Prior to joining Alcoa, Daniel was Managing Director of the Albright Stonebridge Group, a global business advisory group. Prior to that he served in the White House as Assistant Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs and was on the staff of the National Security Council. He started his career working for JP Morgan & Company."


Jake Siewert: Alcoa executive from 2001 to 2009
Then there’s Jake Siewert. A former press secretary for Bill Clinton, Siewert worked as an Alcoa executive from 2001 to 2009, when the Obama administration tapped him to serve as a special adviser to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

While Siewert, in 2001, became Alcoa's Vice President Global Communications and Public Strategy, in 2008 he was named "Vice President, Business Development and Public Strategy," giving him credit for his 2004 creation of the company’s first sustainability office.

Alcoa also notes that, "prior to joining Alcoa, Mr. Siewert served as the White House press secretary from 2000-2001, where he was principal spokesperson for President Clinton’s foreign and domestic policy. Earlier, he was special assistant to the President for Economic Affairs for the National Economic Council at the White House."

Yep, Siewert is part of "Obama's Revolving Door" ––  exposed Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner back in March of 2012: 
Jake Siewert was VP for "public strategy" at Alcoa, a supporter and beneficiary of President Obama's proposed climate and fuel-economy policies, when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner hired him up as a "counselor" in 2009. Siewert, an alumnus of the Clinton White House, left Treasury last summer, and today we learn that he is headed to Goldman Sachs to be "managing director and head of global corporate communications."

Klaus Kleinfeld: Current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alcoa since April 2010 (lots in between and Alcoa director since 2003)
President Barack Obama tours the Alcoa factory 
in Bettendorf, Iowa, June 28, 2011. 
(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
The Obama administration has also repeatedly partnered with Alcoa to promote its manufacturing initiatives. In 2011, the president toured Alcoa’s facilities in Davenport, Iowa, using the plant as a setting for a speech that promoted his half-trillion-dollar [I found over $500 million] Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP).

This special June 2011 visit was promoted as a means to "Highlight the Role of Advanced Manufacturing in U.S. Job Creation and Exports," of which Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld (also reported to be a big Obama donor), "bragged that he was excited to share with the president "[their] American manufacturing success story."
Two years later [September 2013], President Obama chose Alcoa’s chairman and chief executive officer, Klaus Kleinfeld, to serve on the partnership’s steering committee.
This is the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee that was created by President Obama in 2011, and includes additional Corporate Big Wigs.

Watchdog.org also pointed out the following:
By 2014, Alcoa had also become the founding member of the National Lightweight and Modern Metals Innovation Institute in Detroit, an Obama-administration program that will receive $140 million in federal funding, in addition to $140 million from Michigan taxpayers.

And last year, Alcoa, along with Dow Chemical Corp. and Siemens [both also part of the AMP steering committee], helped the White House develop a national guide for apprenticeship programs.

Alcoa's Inside Lobbying Job 

It's important to note that Alcoa has been a die-hard lobbyists dishing out anywhere from $600,000 to $1.9 million each year, totaling $29,862,000 since 1998. However, since 2010, there was a significant increase, which places their recent four-year total (2010 to 2014) north of $13 million.

And where do they spend all their lobbying cash?

Toward "Misc Manufacturing & Distributing," which again is found at Center for Responsive Politics. Since 2005, the annual lobbying for that industry either nears or exceeds a $100 million  –– and Alcoa, since at least 2007, is always in the top 10.

But Watchdog.org exposes how inside lobbying works:
As Alcoa cozies up to the White House, it has been playing a cynical political game, pushing for more-stringent fuel-efficiency standards and decreased U.S. emissions. Keep in mind these are the very regulations that spawned the Advanced Technologies Vehicle Manufacturing Fund, from which Alcoa will now receive taxpayer cash.
Additionally, they bring to the forefront key points which were exposed by Tim Carney in the Washington Examiner, in his 2010 piece: "Alcoa's loves green, but not the environment." 

"The policies for which Alcoa has lobbied “act as energy taxes — effectively taxing the weight of a car.” 

“Absent such regulations, an aluminum car frame is much more expensive than a steel car frame,” Carney wrote. “With these regulations, aluminum, which is lighter, becomes more desirable.”
Carney goes on:

So what's the problem? Alcoa is getting rich, but more people are driving lighter-weight, more efficient cars, right? Industry and the Earth both win, right? Hardly. 
And, Jillian Kay Melchior summarizes the deception here: 
And never mind that purifying aluminum is extremely carbon-intensive, he notes; that part of the process takes place in Australia, where U.S. environmental regulations don’t apply. In the end, Carney rightly concludes, “Alcoa’s green agenda not only costs consumers more, but it also leads to more greenhouse-gas emissions and more coal being burned — and those who oppose this agenda are demonized for selling out the planet.

In closing...

Still, demonization may be the least of our problems in fighting the Green Left's radical environmental agenda, which is engulfed in mass hypocrisy –– as reflected in my last exposé: "Climate Change: The Obama Regime’s never-ending fear mongering campaign."

What difference –– at this point, what difference does it make?
Photo from The Examiner (12/2013) via Birdlife.com
"Obama administration won't prosecute
wind farm eagle deaths"

Well, as our Nation drowns in debt, it does matter, because with an agency, under the Obama administration, that has already disbursed in excess of $252 billion, this is another "green" corporate welfare check to keep our eyes on –– even as the entire $32.4 billion DOE loan program (both stimulus and non-stimulus funds) has been used for political payback, robbing us in order to boost their BIG "green" corporate cronies and billionaire buddies.

During tax season (and year round), this should upset all Americans.  Well, at least the ones that pay taxes anyway.  

Not to mention that our hard-earned cash continues to be funneled to President Obama's "save the planet slush fund," which has topped $200 billion so far, and includes climate change money in conjunction with this gigantic green energy (clean, renewable and alternative) scheme. 

Yet, considering that transparency is an issue with this White House, who knows the real cost –– financially as well as the freedom and prosperity of regular Americans. You know, those of us that don't have special access and influence "Inside the Beltway".

Even so, despite the fact that the climate debate is NOT settled (is the Earth going to blow up in a massive fireball, or is our planet about to freeze over?), the Obama administration is on fire, crafting climate legislation, rules, regulations, mandates, and executive orders, which benefit special interest groups and prop up the rich, while adversely affecting American families, and dramatically hurting the poor –– all the while pimping mass hysteria in order to justify it all.

Let's remember, too, that much of it –– wind, solar, electric cars, biofuels, etc. as well as Alcoa's light-weight aluminum –– is NOT so green, clean, smart, cheap, safe, stable, or even environmentally friendly. But in reality, it's mostly a ruse (a green racket) for a big, intrusive and corrupt government, with some wanting, as I've stated before, to ultimately usher in a very dark and destructive political system (maybe even world dominance), leading its Earth People and those of us unwilling Americans into the abyss.

Lastly, while The Green Corruption Files, since late 2009, has been exposing this "Green Heist" as the largest, most expensive and deceptive case of crony capitalism in American history, this new development not only vindicates my warnings, but is more evidence that this scheme is endless.

That's unless Americans stand up and say (vote), "ENOUGH!"

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Climate Change: The Obama Regime’s never-ending fear mongering campaign


In honor of the Green Corruption Files' three-year anniversary (work that began in late 2009), this blog post is dedicated to the never-ending fear mongering campaign, which is the centerpiece of the Obama administration's climate action.

Last November, in fact –– captured by Michelle Malkin –– the White House sounded more alarms: "Do something about ‘climate change’ or prepare for a fiery death — or worse!"

Even so, history tells us that Earth has been enduring "global climate change hysteria and fear mongering since at least the 19th century." But we'll begin with the more recent madness.

Remember in 1972, when "legendary liberal journalist" –– conspiratorial and "One World Government" propagandist –– CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite warned of "New Ice Age?"

Well, I was only ten at the time, but this month I caught the following from the Media Research Center (MRC):
On Sept. 11, 1972, Cronkite cited scientists’ predictions that there was a “new ice age” coming. He called that prediction from British scientist Hubert Lamb “a bit of bad news.”

“But then there is some good news,” Cronkite continued. “That while the weather may be just a little colder in the immediate years to come, the full extent of the new ice age won’t be reached for 10, 000 years... And that’s the way it is, Monday September 11, 1972.”
Despite the fact that Cronkite gave the Earth 10, 000 years, the liberal believers grasped hands to sing "Kumbaya" and save the planet from the advancing glaziers. Millions bought into global cooling.
Newspapers around the Nation rang the doomsday alarm bells:"British climate expert predicts new Ice Age, wrote the Christian Science Monitor, on September 23, 1972.  Headlines after headlines emerged... 

Who can forget Time Magazine, as well as other popular prominent publications, that shared global cooling as well as global warming hysteria over the decades?

In contrast to what Newsweek published on April 28, 1975, "The Cooling World," we find this 40 years later (March 17, 2015): "Antarctic Ice Melting May Be Worse Than Thought."

What's interesting to point out, which is elaborated upon at MRC, is that "Lamb, the scientist Cronkite cited, was no fringe scientist."
[Lamb] founded the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in Great Britain. When he died, the CRU director called him “the greatest climatologist of his time,” according to the Global Warming Policy Foundation. He was also credited with establishing “climate change as a serious research subject.” 
Unlike scientists often quoted by the media today, GWPF said that Lamb viewed the Earth’s climate as changing constantly and naturally. Unlike its founder, CRU now has a major role in spreading global warming alarmism. CBS said in 2009, CRU “wields outsize influence” in warming circles. The Climategate scandal centered around leaked documents and e-mails from that organization.
Yep, the Earth shattering 2009-ClimateGate scandal is where hacked e-mails from scientists at the Hadley Climatic Research Unit at Britain's University of East Anglia not only "cooked the books" in order to support the global warming narrative (lies), but also "show, among many other things, private admissions of doubt or scientific weakness in the global warming theory," reported Real Clear Politics.

Meanwhile, in a February 2015 new report by the GWPF entitled, "Hubert Lamb and the Transformation of Climate Science," we find that Lamb was "an early and vocal climate sceptic."

The report continues: 
Against the idea that greenhouse gas emissions were (or would soon be) noticeably warming the planet, Lamb raised objections on many levels. “His greatest concern was not so much the lack of science behind the theory,” Mr. Lewin said, “it was how the growing preoccupation with man-made warming was distorting the science.”
Lewin said that “Lamb was already sounding this warning as early as 1972; soon after that the entire science would be transformed.”
As research into man-made warming began to dominate climate studies, Lamb worried that the recent advances in our understanding of natural changes were falling into neglect.
Yep, while I was too young to have paid attention, I'm sure that Lamb is turning over in his grave because the entire climate science was transformed –– and was done so intentionally and maliciously.


So, is the Earth going to blow up in a massive fireball, or is our planet about to freeze over?

I guess it depends on which decade it is.

But in reality, "Climate fear promoters switched effortlessly from global cooling fears in the 1970s to global warming fears in the 1980s. In the present day, the phrase 'global warming' has lost favor in favor of 'climate change' or 'global climate disruption' or even 'global weirding,'" affirmed Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot, and producer of upcoming global warming documentary 'Climate Hustle' set for release later in 2015.

Either way: doom and gloom, from the downright insane, are the main hype used to convince the masses that global warming is not only a clear and present danger (man-made of course), but that "climate change will lead to an orgy of killing, looting, rape and burglary..." –– explains James Delingpole.

Yep, did you know that "global warming will even create prostitutes?" 

Repent, for climate change is at hand...

Because in 2014, Pope Francis brought man-made climate change to the altar. According to EcoWatch this past January, "The pope is not making any plans to quiet down in 2015 — just the opposite. He is expected to publish an encyclical...in the next couple months that will be on the “ecology of mankind” –– and "he will warn his followers that 'acting on climate change is essential to the faith.'”

There's even the newly formed Global Catholic Climate Movement that on Ash Wednesday, officially announced "the Lenten Fast for Climate Justice," which is supported by the pope.

With the all due respect from someone that was raised Catholic, and cherishes the priests and nuns that were my heroes growing up, but doesn't the Church have better things to ponder, such as spreading the Gospel –– "The Good News?"

Did you hear that "global warming created ISIS?"  So forget about the air strikes, arm yourself with a Chevy Volt and get ready "to fight Jihad with a recyclable grocery bag." Or do we combat these ruthless, gruesome, downright evil terrorists by giving them jobs? How about a green job?

Did you know that "lack of action on climate change is costing fishing jobs?" 

There's also "global warming alarmists claiming that airplanes won’t fly in 50 years." I wonder how that will impact all those environmental heroes flying around on their private jets.

And, "lefty environmentalists are pushing Americans to 'Eat More Bugs' as a substitute for meat like beef, pork or chicken. All for the sake of the environment."

There's more: Get rid of your pets, because some are complaining that a “medium-sized dog has the same carbon impact as a Toyota Land Cruiser driven 6,000 miles a year.”

Did you know that humans were a "virus" on planet Earth? Yep, that's according to founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Paul Watson. More chilling is that Mr. Watson even "called for a population reduction to less than 1 billion people." And, "that would require the death of about 6 billion people," wrote the Media Research Center.

But don't fret my ECO-Friends, with "population control being pushed as a solution for global warming," there's even a "movement" that is "advanced by people who care about life on planet Earth" where you can opt out of existence in order to save the planet.

Needless to say, in between all the ECO-Nuts (and/or in conjunction with), the Democrat party continually preys on the ignorance, confusion and vulnerabilities of American citizens, while deploying hyperbole, cover-ups, and outright lies on many fronts.  

Instead of uniting our Nation based on truth and freedom, the Democrat Party divides via their manufactured "war on woman" as well as pimping race, class, and even religious warfare. In the case of climate change, the White House, other high-ranking Democrats and their minions engage in hype and fear mongering, not only accusing Republicans of wanting "dirty air and dirty water," but now there's the "Republican's War on Science."

Since the Obama Regime took over, the climate hysteria has intensified to a height and depth unknown to mankind, placing their crusade on the world stage as big a threat as terrorism, poverty, and weapons of mass destruction.


Take for example; Secretary of State John Kerry, the "Climate Change Fear Monger in Chief," who has spewed out some whoppers that I'll get to later, on March 12, at an address to the Atlantic Council "compared himself to Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and other great historical luminaries [Gandhi, Dr. King, and Mandela] for having the courage and tenacity to tackle the most heinous enemy plaguing mankind — climate change."

Do you smell Nobel Peace Prize?

In the beginning of Kerry's speech, he not only asserted that "for decades now the science has been screaming at us, warning us, trying to compel us to act," but then he transitioned into mocking deniers and skeptics, declaring "science is and has long been crystal clear when it comes to climate change –– human beings are largely causing that change."

Kerry later added, "the fact is that 97% of peer-reviewed climate studies confirm that climate change is happening and that human activity is largely responsible" –– then blah, blah, blah.

But Kerry didn't stop there, which was documented by BizPacReview.com (and I reviewed the footage): Calling climate change “one of the biggest threats facing our planet today,” Kerry said it must be addressed head on, just like terrorism, extremism and nuclear proliferation.

“Gambling with the future of Earth itself when we know full well what the outcome would be is beyond reckless. It is just plain immoral,” he said. “And it is a risk that no one should take. We need to face reality. There is no planet B,” Kerry added.

Even as the entire speech is subject for debate, it seems that Secretary of State Kerry had a Brian Williams moment, because the Washington Post pointed out the following: "In a speech to the Atlantic Council about climate change, he mentioned that he was part of group that included then-Sen. Al Gore and then-Sen. Tim Wirth in organizing the first Senate hearings on climate change."

And, it turns out that "this is not the first time he has made such a claim" –– a claim that earned Mr. Kerry "Four Pinocchios."

Nevertheless, these scare tactics are part of the Obama administration's strategy to force or "guilt" Americans to "go green," and in order to justify spending massive amounts of American’s hard-earned money so that they can save the Earth –– from the people.

Considering that climate hysteria has been around for decades, we could devote an entire book on this subject matter, but this Green Corruption File will attempt to cover some of the more recent whoppers.

So, buckle your seat belts.

Let's begin with candidate Obama's Moses Moment that occurred on June 8, 2008 during his speech when he pledged the miraculous:
"America, this is our moment…the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." 

During the 2008 Democratic National Convention, the “candidate of hope and change," vowed to save the planet –– using taxpayer money of course.

Since that time, and in an effort to push through the Obama administrations' radical climate change agenda, they've been spending hundreds of billions of taxpayer money on green (climate change) initiatives, which factors in both stimulus and non-stimulus funds, and runs across many federal agencies. 




Obama's EPA: "The rogue enemy of American prosperity and freedom"

As the Obama Regime forges ahead with their climate change mission, they continually fire up new climate legislation, rules, regulations, and mandates, which benefit special interest groups and props up the rich, while adversely affecting American families, and dramatically hurting the poor.

For example: Six years ago when the Obama administration was “unable to sell cap-and-trade as a job creator,” knowing that Americans saw it as a job killer and a costly energy tax, it died in the senate. But in December 2009, they circumvented Congress and went through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), using the Clean Air Act, which ruled that “greenhouse gases threaten public health and the environment.” Six key greenhouse gases were listed, including carbon dioxide (C02), opening the “regulation door” to carbon emissions from automobiles, power plants, and other sources.

But that was just the beginning...

"Despite being soundly rejected a few years ago, cap-and-trade will soon get its U.S. encore — but not in Congress. The Obama administration will likely use its executive power to unilaterally impose carbon dioxide emissions trading systems," wrote the Daily Caller in May 2014. 

Sure enough, this power grab came in June 2014 as part of Obama's 2013 Climate Action Plan. They pushed the "carbon cap-and-trade through an EPA-spearheaded presidential executive order." NOTE: The details of the EPA's proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants (known as the Clean Power Plan) can be found here.

Nevertheless, in August 2010, I had warned that they wouldn't let go:
With so much at stake for many in this Climate Scam, even if the planet blows up, they will get their cap-and-trade, or a version of it –– a legislation that they helped create, shape, facilitate, lobby, testify, and will continue to push for because at the end of the day, they will ultimately benefit from it –– big time!
Yep, one of the most expensive, intrusive, destructive, and secretive federal regulatory agencies we have has been doing President Obama's dirty work on climate change since he took office and placed Lisa Jackson at the helm, giving them a tremendous amount of ECO-Power, of which the EPA has abused.

Remember Ms. Jackson? The friend of former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones –– both far-left radical environmentalists –– who promised “environmental justice” and referred to this government agency as “Obama’s EPA”?

NEWSFLASH: Hillary Clinton, whom I'll address later in regards to climate change, is not the first (nor the last) of President Obama's top officials that have been busted breaking the law with their shady e-mail practices. Political appointees across many agencies have been caught using "secret" e-mail accounts to conduct government business. This ranges across several government agencies, including the Health and Human Services Department (HHS), the Labor Department (DOL) as well as the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Who could forget that Jackson used an alter ego “Richard Windsor” as her e-mail account to conduct EPA business? 

Jackson is gone, and transparency never came back. 

Even as Obama's EPA still has a "toxic transparency mess" on their hands, let's not forget the corruption, "Textgate," as well as the fact that it has been proven that the EPA has been "in collusion" with green activist and groups over their climate agenda.

Widely known as Obama’s “green quarterback,” Gina McCarthy became the new EPA chief sometime in July 2013. Since that time, she's been out on her own climate change fear mongering tours. Just this past January, in her speech at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual meeting in Phoenix, the Washington Post recorded this:
McCarthy described the goals of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan: 1) reducing carbon pollution that contributes to climate change 2) preparing communities for climate impacts and 3) leading the world in addressing climate change.
“The real danger and the real economic problem we face is not taking action,” McCarthy said.

And, all you have to do is mosey over to Ms. McCarthy's EPA blog to find more climate alarm bells. 

But then again there's a new Sheriff in town: Republican Senator Jim Inhofe, whom in 2012 penned the book, The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, is now the chairman of Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee.

What's very telling is that at a recent EPW Committee hearing, "Senator Jeff Sessions grilled EPA chief Gina McCarthy and left her unable to justify her money grab, showing that she could not explain whether climate change models were correct or not," reported Breitbart News.

Still, the most disingenuous aspect is that as the Green Left continues their fear mongering campaign, they fly around in private jets, reside in mansions and dine on steak, while at the same time they are seeking to control every aspect of our lives. This ranges from our energy use, to our cars, to our light bulbs, to our wood-burning appliances, to our refrigerators and air conditioners, dishwashers, ceiling fans, lamps, gas furnaces, and clothes dryers, and even our toilets and our bullets, with our backyard barbecues and how long we can take a shower now being considered –– all under the guise of protecting the environment.

The latest is that the Greenies now want to control what you eat –– more specifically you must stop eating meat. The federal government, and their left-wing climate pushers, are now warning, "America should adopt a plant-based’ diet." However, this is not in consideration for Americans' health, but more so for the needs of the environment.

Moreover, in response to the federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report, which was released on February 19, 2015, the Daily Signal noted that "the Advisory Committee’s report focused on unrelated issues such as environmental concerns, among other things..." Yep, their recipe includes “sustainability" as well as “green” urban planning –– just to name just two.

Do you know what they really need to regulate? Where where retailers put those dang price tags; that would save me a lot of grief. 

Meanwhile, there's another corrupt and costly agency doing Obama's bidding that's not only spending tens-of-billions of taxpayer money on green (clean, renewable, alternative) energy, but they are also scheming ways to combat climate change.

This is the Department of Energy (DOE) that has also been in the business of propping up Obama's rich green cronies and funneling big green bucks to Big Corporations and Big Venture Capital Firms. Many know that the DOE has been front and center in my work since this blog was launched in April 2012 with the bombshell report, "Department of Energy 'Junk Loans' and Cronyism"–– a story that, prior to, was picked up by the Daily Caller.

However, more relevant here are the two men that Obama tapped to lead this federal agency. Remember when Energy Secretary Steven Chu, before he took a job as part of Obama's Green Dream Team, in September 2008, "called for gradually ramping up gasoline taxes over 15 years to coax consumers into buying more-efficient cars and living in neighborhoods closer to work," wrote the Wall Street Journal.

Yep, Chu said, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe."

And, our new energy secretary is no better. Prior to Ernest Moniz confirmation in 2013, his radical idea was that "we need carbon tax to double or triple energy cost."

The Washington Examiner  recorded the following: Moniz, "regards a carbon tax as one of the simplest ways to move the energy industry towards clean technologies, though he notes that government would have to come up with a plan to mitigate the burden this tax places on poor people, who would pay the most."

Well, that fits nicely with candidate Obama's promise: "Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket" –– one of the very few promises he has kept.


President Obama Declares that "the Climate Change Debate is Over"

June 2013–– President Obama Goes on Climate Tour to Save the Children

In June 2013, when the president released his new climate change initiative, Obama vowed to save the planet by circumventing Congress –– an ECO-Play that liberals can believe in. At that time the president’s fear tactics took center stage:
I refuse to condemn your generation and future generations to a planet that is beyond fixing.
Then the community organizer went on tour, using our youth as part of the propaganda:
...And if we remember what's at stake –– the world we leave to our children –– I'm convinced that this is a challenge that we will meet.
However, there was no mention of the massive debt that we are leaving our children.

January 2014 –– President Obama: "Climate change, oh yes we did!"

While President Obama, during his first term (and into 2012) graced the State of the Union Address by promoting clean energy and green jobs many times, his fifth address took on a different tone. "Mr. Obama gave Congress an ultimatum: Pass climate change legislation or brace yourself for an administration-wide assault on greenhouse gas emissions," reported POLITICO.
“We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science — and act before it’s too late,” he said.
By his sixth address, which occurred on January 28, 2014, he entered in the fate of our children, and he emphatically declared that the climate change debate is over.
But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact. And when our children's children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say yes, we did.
This is a claim that many Americans, including Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, find "absurd” –– with even co-founder of Greenpeace Patrick Moore, in February, stating to members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that there is no scientific proof of man-made climate change.

And those that dare question, deny, or even disagree in the slightest with the idea of human-caused climate change are shamed, bullied and even punished. Meanwhile, the Green Left (the "climate alarmist establishment") smears climate skeptics and scientists that "tell the truth about global warming."

Case in point are the recent attacks "in the press by various radical environmental and politically motivated groups" of Dr. Willie Soon, which was featured by James Delingpole at Breitbart as well as John Hinderaker at Power Line.

The latest on the war on climate, which was, this month, exposed by Hinderaker as well, is that "liberals are trying to discredit realist scientists by claiming that they are funded by the fossil fuel industry or other supposedly nefarious interests."

Hinderaker counters with this:
This is hugely ironic. The American environmental movement is paid for in part by oil interests–Russian oil interests, which don’t want American petroleum developed via fracking. Beyond that, alarmist scientists are massively funded, to the tune of billions of dollars every year, by the worst special interest of them all: government. Governments have more at stake in the global warming controversy than anyone: they largely invented it, and use it as a pretext for a grab for power over their respective economies. Which is to say, over their citizens’ lives.
Obviously, those that proclaim that the "science is settled" will resort to anything in order destroy any, even the worthiest, debate on climate change –– even as we await the globe to blow up, as predicted decades ago.

Maybe they are waiting for Dr. Evil to "lower the globe!"

But seriously, this too is detrimental to our Nation and our planet at large, because the reality is that the “CLIMATE SCIENCE IS NOT SETTLED!” –– a piece also found at Power Line and written by Steven Hayward.

Moreover, Obama's recycled political machine, now called Organizing for Action (OfA) that describes itself as "a social welfare nonprofit group," since its 2013 transformation, is not only another left-wing mouthpiece for the president, but pushes the progressive movement to the far limits. This includes climate change, of which they have been pushing from the very beginning –– and OfA is currently "building a team to take the fight to climate change deniers."


September 23, 2014 –– President Obama: "Climate change is an urgent and growing threat"

The president also announced "a series of executive actions to fight climate change" –– just adding to the long list of this administration's mandates, regulations, and executive orders that have already burdened American citizens, especially the poor.

Furthermore, no climate speech is complete without fear mongering. Even as we live in a time of "global chaos," President Obama dramatically sounded more "global warming alarm bells" at the September 2014 U.N. Climate Change Summit: 
For all the immediate challenges that we gather to address this week -- terrorism, instability, inequality, disease -- there’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent and growing threat of a changing climate...
His statement, at that time, was even more dire and urgent, using his community organizer expertise:
So the climate is changing faster than our efforts to address it. The alarm bells keep ringing. Our citizens keep marching. We cannot pretend we do not hear them. We have to answer the call. We know what we have to do to avoid irreparable harm. We have to cut carbon pollution in our own countries to prevent the worst effects of climate change. We have to adapt to the impacts that, unfortunately, we can no longer avoid. And we have to work together as a global community to tackle this global threat before it is too late. 
We cannot condemn our children, and their children, to a future that is beyond their capacity to repair. Not when we have the means -- the technological innovation and the scientific imagination -- to begin the work of repairing it right now.

January 20, 2015 –– President Obama: "No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change..."

During President Obama's seventh State of the Union Address on January 20, 2015, as usual, he spent time urging the climate change message forward with panic. This was applauded by EcoWatch, while PBS touted it as  "[Obama's] strongest case yet for combating global climate change."  

Here's EcoWatch: 
President Obama began by saying; “No challenge—no challenge—poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does—14 of the 15 warmest years on record have all fallen in the first 15 years of this century.” 

“I’ve heard some folks try to dodge the evidence by saying they’re not scientists; that we don’t have enough information to act,” he continued. “Well, I’m not a scientist either. But you know what — I know a lot of really good scientists at NASA, and NOAA, and at our major universities. The best scientists in the world are all telling us that our activities are changing the climate, and if we do not act forcefully, we’ll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heat waves, dangerous droughts and floods, and massive disruptions that can trigger greater migration, conflict and hunger around the globe. 
The Pentagon says that climate change poses immediate risks to our national security. We should act like it. That’s why, over the past six years, we’ve done more than ever before to combat climate change, from the way we produce energy to the way we use it. “

Yep, Obama's Pentagon, in October 2014, "unveiled a plan for military's response to climate change." The report (“2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap”) included an introduction by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, of which the Hill reported the following: "Among the future trends that will impact our national security is climate change."
"Rising global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, climbing sea levels, and more extreme weather events will intensify the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict. They will likely lead to food and water shortages, pandemic disease, disputes over refugees and resources, and destruction by natural disasters in regions across the globe," he adds.
The report asserts that climate change will affect the Pentagon's ability to "defend the nation" and "poses immediate risks to U.S. national security," which is why the department is factoring impacts into everything from "war games" to "defense planning scenarios."
According to the New York Times, this Pentagon report "[asserted] decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster responses as extreme weather creates more global humanitarian crises."

Even Center for American Progress (CAP), the George Soros-funded progressive think tank, closely aligned with the Obama White House and a major player inside this green energy scheme that I'll briefly address later, was front and center with this headline: "PENTAGON: GLOBAL WARMING POSES 'IMMEDIATE RISK' TO NATIONAL SECURITY!"

Besides the fact that this fits the Obama White House climate "doomsday" narrative perfectly, shouldn't the Defense Department focus on ISIS, al-Qaida, Iran, Russia, the Middle East, our borders, and so on... NOT Climate Change? 

What about all the recent mysterious missing planes? And who killed President Kennedy? 

But the DoD's national security climate mission is not the only consideration, they are also in the business of waging a "Green War," which involves renewable energy initiatives, overshadowing the Energy Department (at leas in 2010 that we know of), costing (wasting) hundreds of millions of dollars. 


February 10, 2015 –– President Obama: "Climate change graver threat than terrorism"

Just this past February, the president, during his never-ending fear-mongering campaign, asserted the following threat: "Climate change poses a graver threat day-in and day-out to Americans than terrorism..."

Finally, in an interview this month with VICE founder Shane Smith, "President Obama called climate change an example of one of the hardest problems to solve, warning that there eventually comes a point of no return," heralded CAP. 

While some of the highlights included additional climate change fear, the president then shifted his attack on deniers and the Republican party:  "You’ve got one side [the Republican Party] that is denying the facts, who are often motivated, principally, by opposing whatever it is that I propose,” Obama said.

Do you smell... "whoa is me?"


Secretary of State John Kerry: The climate change fear monger in chief

Well, we have to give them credit, because unlike the Benghazi cover up that was an utter disaster, at least when it comes to climate change, the Obama White House, despite it being a bunch of hogwash, has their "talking points" –– an all out war strategy –– lined up pretty well.

As the so-called deniers' are publicly and maliciously demonized, we can add Vice President Biden to the fray, because in the HBO program VICE, of which Climate Depot’s Morano asserts "was basically a hit job on 'climate deniers,'" while pushing the "catastrophic ice melt theme," Biden "painted skeptics of climate change as stupid."

Still, horror and urgency has run amok –– with the terrorism alarm bell relentlessly echoed by Secretary of State John Kerry.
Secretary of State John Kerry jetting around the world
preaching the man-made global warming hysteria 

But the first thing you need to know about Mr. Kerry is that in January 2013, when he was still a senator, we blew the lid off of the "Climate Hawk and His Green Inside Deals."

Second: As Kerry preaches "global warming doom and gloom," his government carbon footprint has been enormous for some time –– with no end in sight. And, who's tracking his personal carbon footprint?

In 2012, Kerry was marked as the wealthiest member of the Senate. And, according to the Washington Free Beacon back in 2012, "He is also a prolific investor, maintaining an array of stocks and other holdings through a mix of family trusts, marital trusts, and commingled fund accounts with his wife, Big Ketchup baroness Teresa Heinz." 

Apparently it was the "environment" that brought the happy couple together: "John Kerry first met Teresa Heinz at an Earth Day rally in 1990. The two reconnected at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, and then, three years later, wed," documented Grist.org in 2007 when the political power couple were advocating their new book, This Moment on Earth: Today’s New Environmentalists and Their Vision for the Future. 

OK... but Kerry, in 2011, was portrayed in a different light in a bombshell book called,
Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich Off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of Us to Prison, which was authored by Peter Schweizer.

In fact, "Kerry is one of several lawmakers prominently featured in this landmark book on how elected politicians exploit their privileged positions to enhance their personal wealth," noted The Beacon.

By the way, Schweizer's bestseller help usher in the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act — known as the STOCK Act, which made it more difficult (not impossible) for elected officials to trade stock on inside government Intel. However, soon thereafter it was gutted.

While Schweizer and The Beacon expose the fact "The Massachusetts Senator’s most dubious trading activity coincided with two major political events—the financial crisis of late 2008 and the passage of President Obama’s controversial health care overhaul in March 2010," it is his "green wheeling and dealing" that is more relevant to this story.

The Beacon again hits it dead on: "For years, Kerry has invested millions in a number of green energy companies that have benefited from the president’s efforts to aggressively subsidize the industry with taxpayer dollars."

What's key too is that Kerry played a part in crafting President Obama’s 2009 Recovery Act –– the trillion-dollar stimulus law, of which $100 billion was earmarked for "green energy" initiatives.

It turns out that about that same time Kerry invested in the Venture Capital (VC) firm Kleiner Perkins, where the mega-rich Obama green cronies, Al Gore and John Doerr are partners –– the former being the former vice president and global warming guru, while the latter is another key player inside this green energy scam that also shaped the energy sector of the stimulus package.

The Beacon reported:
Kerry purchased—through family trusts—between $30,000 and $100,000 worth of shares in a number of KPCB investment funds, including its “Green Growth Fund,” and continued to purchase shares throughout 2010 [and 2011], according to the Senator’s financial disclosure forms.
According to his investment records, I found that Kerry had invested in both Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers XIII and the KPCB Green Growth Fund on March 31, 2009 –– just over a month after the stimulus law passed and was signed by President Obama on February 17, 2009.

Kleiner Perkins has been on my radar since 2010, exposing the fact that this Big VC firm with close ties to Obama, has scored billions in green stimulus and other funds. The last time I did a complete analysis, I found that over 50 percent of their Greentech Portfolio won a ton of green cash (36 of the 66 listed at that time), including the ones that Kerry had invested –– a tally that included mostly stimulus loans, grants and special tax breaks.

But that's not the only green cash that Gore scored from the Obama administration, which will be briefly documented later, however here is a glimpse into my January 21, 2013 Green Corruption File on Kerry, where I noted the following: 
Kerry seems to average about twelve percent of his published assets in "energy & natural resources," and with a quick glance, besides Kleiner Perkins, we find that there are numerous large corporations that are tied to a massive amount of renewable energy funds from the 2009 Stimulus; like BP, Bank of America, Citigroup, Exelon Corp, General Electric, Google, and Southern Co.
Fox News reported the following shortly thereafter: 
Within 90 days of his confirmation he would move to sell off holdings in three trusts benefiting him and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry. In the Jan. 8 letter to the department's Office of the Legal Adviser, Kerry said he would not take part in any decisions that could affect the companies he has holdings in until those investments are sold off.
So, this month I glanced through John Kerry's "Periodic Transaction Reports (PTRs) –– 17 pages long –– that can be found at the Center for Responsive Politics. While there were NO transactions listed in 2012, it seems that in 2013, Kerry did divest in Kleiner Perkins, which is noted in his financial records that I've listed below: 
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers XIII          Exchanged Feb 4 2013     $50,001 to $100,000
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers XIV          Exchanged Feb 4 2013     $50,001 to $100,000
  • KPCB Digital Growth Fund                           Exchanged Feb 4 2013     $15,001 to $50,000
  • KPCB Green Growth Fund LLC                    Exchanged Feb 4 2013     $100,001 to $250,000
  • KPCB XV LLC                                              Exchanged Feb 4 2013     $15,001 to $50,000

It's interesting that there is plenty of action –– exchanges and purchases –– within Kerry's investment portfolio (year 2013) with a company named Natural Gas Partners. For example:
  • Natural Gas Partners X LP                    Purchased Feb 5 2013               $1,001 to $15,000
  • Natural Gas Partners IX LP                   Exchanged Dec 30 2013          $15,001 to $50,000
While there is no mention of BP, Bank of America, Citigroup, Exelon Corp, General Electric, Google, or Southern Company, there's many "exchanges" with Blackstone Capital Partners –– one of the firms featured in The Beacon article as a top Kerry donor as well as in the clean-energy business.

For example the Clean Power Transmission Project:
In 2009, Blackstone funded a management team to create Transmission Developers Inc. (TDI). TDI is in the process of developing an innovative power transmission line that will bring safe, secure, affordable, renewable power to New York and New England from the U.S.-Canadian border.
Yet, we find this purchase: "Blackstone Capital Partners IV LP Purchased Jun 13 2013  $1,001 to $15,000."

Hmm. OK, but I think somebody needs to revisit Secretary of State Kerry's 2013 transactions. In the meantime, the following captures some of the climate panic initiated by Kerry over the last few years.

August 2009 –– Senator Kerry: "Climate change threatens human security, global stability, and American national security"

Kerry has been an ardent believer in climate change as a man-made crisis. In fact, as reported by the Los Angeles Times, "Kerry has been pushing for action on global warming since he attended the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992." 

In August of 2009, he penned an op-ed that compared the threat of climate change to the 9-11 attacks. In it Kerry wrote:
“Make no mistake: catastrophic climate change represents a threat to human security, global stability, and — yes — even to American national security. … Unfortunately, not everyone in Washington appreciates the stakes. It's tragic that we live at a time when if one were to dismiss the threat of terrorism, you'd be sent home in the next election. But there are no similar political consequences if you dismiss the science or the threat of climate change.”
On September 30, 2009, Kerry and California Senator Barbara Boxer (another climate crusader) introduced the Senate version of a cap-and-trade bill: the 821-page Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act — also known as the Kerry-Boxer Bill. At the time, he said that the bill aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions and therefore slowing global warming: “Ultimately, this bill is about keeping Americans safe.”

The Kerry-Boxer Bill didn’t pass. But that hasn’t slowed Kerry’s crusade against global warming.
He then co-authored cap-and-trade legislation, more specifically the 2010 American Power Act.

Kerry most likely saw the Secretary of State position as a means to push harder on the climate change agenda, and use his new podium and power as a means to frighten the masses into submission.

When Kerry was in midst of his confirmation (December 2012), the Los Angeles Times, and other left-wing groups, championed his mission: "Secretary of State nominee John Kerry, with 20 years of concern about climate change, is expected to push the issue to center stage as a slow-motion crisis in need of a global solution." 

And so he has...

February 15, 2014 –– Secretary of State Kerry: "Climate Change is the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction"

In February 2014, the now-Secretary of State Kerry, "took time out of his global travels on expensive jet airplanes to remind people of the evils of … global warming," noted HotAir.com.
Yep, while in Indonesia, Kerry not only took time to scare the Indonesian people, but also bash climate change deniers, referring to them as Flat Earth Society members.

Here's a snippet from HotAir:
“Think about the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction [WMD]. It doesn’t keep us safe if the United States secures its nuclear arsenal while other countries fail to prevent theirs from falling into the hands of terrorists,” Kerry told students at a high-tech U.S.-funded cultural center at a Jakarta mall.
Kerry added, “The bottom line is this: it is the same thing with climate change. In a sense, climate change can now be considered another weapon of mass destruction, perhaps even the worlds most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”
This month, this WMD comparison resurfaced when a top adviser to President Obama and member of National Security Council Staff, Alice Hill said that climate change is 'one of eight top strategic risks to United States’ interests' along with risks like the 'proliferation of weapons of mass destruction,'" reported CNS News.

Ms. Hill, during a speech at the Georgetown University Law Center’s discussion on national security and climate change, referring to the "2015 National Security Strategy," of which Section II includes "Confront Climate Change," quoted from the report: “climate change is an urgent and growing threat contributing to increased natural disasters, refugee flows and conflicts over basic resources like food and water.”

She then rambled on...


April 2014 –– Kerry's climate change hysteria explodes: must act big and now;  life, as we know it is over; and non-action is catastrophic! 

In April 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) "published another vast pile of material, this time focused on "impacts, adaptation and vulnerability," noted NorthJersey.com. Kerry's response to the report, as expected, was filled with horror, urgency and doom and gloom. 
"Read this report and you can’t deny the reality. Unless we act dramatically and quickly, science tells us our climate and our way of life are literally in jeopardy. Denial of the science is malpractice. ... The costs of inaction are catastrophic."
The author of the article, Clive Crook, whom writes for Bloomberg News, goes on to dispute some of Kerry's outrageous claims (fear mongering):
The new report doesn’t say any of that. The science doesn’t predict a catastrophe that would threaten the American way of life. The most cost-effective responses to the risks of climate change are measured and gradual, not dramatic and quick
Still, others look at this report (the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report) and proclaim, "The science of climate change is not settled..."



September 21, 2014 –– Kerry: "Climate change as urgent as ISIS, Ebola" –– and we must care for the climate refugees 

Secretary of State Kerry, during a meeting with foreign ministers on September 21, 2014, gave one of his most creepy pleas when he warned, "climate change is as urgent as ISIS and Ebola." 

Maybe that's why ISIS is still thriving and the horrific bloodshed rages on, while the Ebola virus arrived in the United States on September 20, 2014, and, though waning, is still not under control in other parts of the world. 

Extremely disturbing are not just the words of Kerry, but the timing, which was at the height of the Ebola epidemic that ravaged West Africa, mercilessly killing over 10,096 so far.

These statements were also delivered at the time that ISIS had already "thrived and mutated during the civil war in Syria. It swept into Iraq in June, seizing large swaths of the country's Sunni-dominated northern and western provinces." 

And, this was shortly after the beheading of two American journalists: James Foley (August 19, 2014), and Steven Sotloff (September 13, 2014). Not to mention, David Haines, who was a British aid worker, and Herve Goudel, a mountaineering guide, as well as the 29-year-old Lebanese soldier named Ali al-Sayyed and Lebanese Army soldier Abbas Medlej –– all brutally beheaded by ISIS either in August or September of 2014, which was the same time-frame that Kerry associated these evil terrorists with climate change –– and have prior to, and since, committed unspeakable atrocities.

But it's even worse for Kerry because that pathetic comparison –– "climate change is as urgent as ISIS and Ebola" –– came a day after this happened: On September 20, 2014, "Militants aligned with ISIS launched a brutal offensive in Afghanistan alongside Taliban fighters that has left more than 100 people dead," reported NBC News.

Adding to the gory details, "Fifteen family members of local police officers were beheaded and at least 60 homes were set ablaze..."

The Hill documented Kerry's comments at that time, which also included a new species: "global warming is creating climate refugees," whereas Kerry proclaimed, "has an immediacy that people need to come to understand, but it has even greater longer-term consequences that can cost hundreds of billions, trillions of dollars, lives, and the security of the world."


Kerry also made these statements two days ahead of a United Nations (UN) climate summit in New York (9/23/14) where the president "urged 125 heads of state to take "ambitious" action in the fight against global warming" –– and the same day of the People’s Climate March, which was held in New York City as well, and because it is extremely key to this story, I will address later. 

climate summit by the way, where President Obama not only addressed with more hype, deception, and lies, but again echoed the fear:
For all the immediate challenges that we gather to address this week -- terrorism, instability, inequality, disease -- there’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent and growing threat of a changing climate...

Speaking of the UN...

Last November, an independent panel of United Nations scientists released report claiming another serious alarm: "Irreversible climate change likely without swift action."

And, if you think that Obama's "transformation of America" is bad, Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), wants world domination. According to Jeff Dunetz from Liberty Unyielding, Ms. Figueres admitted that the real reason for the climate hysteria is "to transform the world economy, redistributing income from rich nations to poorer ones."


October 9, 2014 –– Kerry: "Time is running out to address climate change"

According to the Hill, "Secretary of State John Kerry urged world leaders Thursday [October 9, 2014] to address climate change, warning that the window for action is closing."

The Hill continued:
Kerry, speaking after touring a wind energy technology center near Boston, said climate change is already significantly altering the world, The Associated Press reported.

Policies that seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions can also spur new technology developments and jobs in renewable energy, he said.
 
He warned that failure to act could bring catastrophic changes and global conflict, according to the AP. 
Kerry also warned that denying that climate change is happening would be disastrous.
Kerry toured the facility along with Philip Hammond, the United Kingdom’s secretary of state for foreign affairs.

Hammond largely repeated Kerry’s comments, saying that fighting climate change would mean global security in the long run.

Kerry and Hammond wrote an opinion piece Thursday in the Globe to tout the international and economic benefits of investment in low-carbon energy.
  
Kerry: "Life as you know it on Earth ends if climate skeptics are wrong" 

At that same conference, Kerry spewed out my climate hysteria, of which the Boston Globe ran with this headline: "John Kerry to Climate Doubters: Catastrophe Ahead."

According to CNS News:
But, if skeptics are wrong and the temperature rises even seven degrees, life on Earth will end, Kerry claimed:
"What happens if they're wrong? If they're wrong - catastrophe. Life as you know it on Earth ends. Seven degrees increase Fahrenheit, and we can't sustain crops, water, life under those circumstances."

October 16, 2014 –– Kerry: "Climate Change Causes Islamic Extremism"

"When Secretary of State John Kerry appeared at a reception at the State Department in honor of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha [on October 16, 2014], he thought it was important to set the record straight by asserting that groups like ISIS aren’t really driven by Islam but by poverty, youthful populations, and climate change," wrote WizBang.blog.com.

In fact, Kerry's exact words went down like this:
“The extremism that we see, the radical exploitation of religion which is translated into violence, has no basis in any of the real religions,” Kerry claimed. “There’s nothing Islamic about what ISIL/Daesh stands for or is doing to people.”

In fact, Kerry proclaimed that ISIS is only rampaging across Syria and Iraq because they are young people who are just jealous of what people have in The West.

“We’re living at a point in time where there are just more young people demanding what they see the rest of the world having than at any time in modern history,” he lectured.

Kerry went on to say that the world needs to work together for the “sustainability of the planet itself,” bringing him to one of his favorite topics: climate change.

“And that brings us to something like climate change, which is profoundly having an impact in various parts of the world, where droughts are occurring not at a 100-year level but at a 500-year level in places that they haven’t occurred, floods of massive proportions, diminishment of water for crops and agriculture at a time where we need to be talking about sustainable food.”

Climate change, Kerry insisted, has brought “farmers” into “deadly conflict” in Africa.

“These are our challenges,” he said.
That's absolutely ludicrous! 



Al Gore & John Doerr's Climate Hysteria: “Planetary emergency, & I’m really scared”

Meanwhile, one of the most notorious names associated with this movement, the former Vice President Al Gore made his way into the climate cult (or did he start one) sometime in the late 1960's. According to Weather Channel founder, John Coleman: "A great scientist named Roger Revelle had Al Gore in his class at Harvard and the Global Warming campaign was born."

Most are aware of Al Gore's climate hysteria –– even his 2006 feature length film entitled "An Inconvenient Truth," which is Gore's "fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress.."

The film's website also cites President Obama's inauguration and February 12, 2013 State of the Union, where he "told the nation that he's committed to leading the way in the climate fight -- he even cast fighting climate disruption as a moral obligation."

It also teaches about "denial," comparing it to racism and sexuality: "You don’t let ignorant comments about race or sexuality go unanswered. Don't let comments like “climate change isn’t real” go unchallenged either."

This is beyond imaginable: Now within the climate change debate, shame is not enough, they are now urging their followers (cult members) to brutally demonize deniers, because it's the same as racism and more... 

Oh please.

I'll spare you Gore's earth-shattering drama that dates as far back as the late 1960's, but the above video by Coleman, whom last year took to CNN to demolish global warming, entitled, "How the Global Warming Scare Began," features Mr. Gore is worth a look.

Fast forward to this decade: According to the Washington Post, "Just before leaving public office in 2001, Gore reported assets of less than $2 million; today [October 12, 2012], his wealth is estimated at $100 million." However, Gore's estimated net worth has topped $300 million –– even as  he's positioned himself to becoming the first "Carbon billionaire" on the planet.

Still, just a week ago (3/17/15), headlines hit that Al Gore has lost his mind, because he called for 
"punishing climate change deniers." 

"For the third time in the last few years, Al Gore, founder and chairman of the Climate Reality Project, spoke at the festival the South by South West (SXSW) technology and innovation festival in Texas." During this event, Gore called for "a grassroots movement to tackle climate change and call out climate change deniers," EcoWatch reported.

Gore also "focused on the need to punish climate-change deniers, saying politicians should pay a price for rejecting ‘accepted science,'" which was reported by the Chicago Tribune

 Breitbart News expanded upon Gore's insanity. 
We have this denial industry cranked up constantly,” Gore said. “In addition to 99 percent of the scientists and all the professional scientific organizations, now Mother Nature is weighing in.”  
He also used his speech to insist that extreme weather events could only be due to climate change, and sought to pin the rise of ISIS in the Middle East on global warming.
Craziness, yes, but I thinks it is more calculating, because it fits the White House fear-mongering and demonetization strategy. But didn't Kerry, five days before (March 12), say it was 97%? 

At any rate, most also know the Gore has a lot of ardent global warming defenders and acolytes, of which many have had significant (climate and otherwise) positions inside the Obama White House, but did you know that Gore is also a "mentor?" 

Yep, more specifically Gore converted his climate buddy billionaire John Doerr. Remember Doerr from earlier in exposing Senator John Kerry "timely" green investments into the Big VC firm Kleiner Perkins, where Gore and Doerr are partners? 

As a reminder, in January 2013, I completed an analysis of their Greentech Portfolio, where I found that over 50 percent were winners (36 of the 66 listed at that time) –– a tally calculated that at that time they had raked in at least $1 billion in green-government subsidies, the majority coming from President Obama's 2009-stimulus spending spree.

However, that figure didn't calculate Silver Spring Networks and OPower (both Kleiner Perkins investments) that are tied to at least $1.3 billion of the Recovery Act Smart-Grid Grants. Then if you factor in Kleiner Perkins "green" collaboration with Gore's London based Generation Investment Management (GIM), this figure goes up significantly, connecting them to at least $10 billion of Obama's taxpayer funded green-energy spending spree (both stimulus and non-stimulus).

But that's not all...

I recently discovered a piece by the Washington Post dated back from October 2012, highlighting Gore's "green":
Before a rapt audience, Al Gore flashed slides on a giant screen bearing the logos of 11 clean energy companies he predicted could help slow climate change. 

“We can’t wait. . . . We have a planetary emergency,” the former vice president told industry leaders and scientists at the 2008 conference. “Here are just a few of the investments that I personally think make sense.”

Yep, more fear mongering, but also more green government cash.

The Post, also reported on the fact that in 2008, "his portfolio aligned smoothly with the agenda of an incoming administration and its plan to spend billions in stimulus funds on alternative energy," releasing their list of his winners: "Fourteen green-tech firms in which Gore invested received or directly benefited from more than $2.5 billion in loans, grants and tax breaks." 

While The Post's list, which had some inaccurate figures, is very familiar, there are six that I didn't know were Gore investments, of which I'll take a moment to elaborate. One was the fact that "GIM had invested modest amounts in Iberdrola Renovables in early 2008 but began dramatically increasing its holdings in early 2009, eventually owning 4.2 million shares."

It turns out that "Iberdrola Renovables, a wind subsidiary largely owned by the Spanish electricity giant Iberdrola, received $1.5 billion for 20 wind farms it built across the United States."

However, back in January 2013, when the Energy and Commerce Committee released an “in-depth report on its ongoing investigation into the implementation of President Obama’s green energy stimulus spending,” they exposed a shocking detail: “foreign corporations have received approximately one-quarter of $16 billion [now over $23 billion] spent on 'Section 1603' renewable energy stimulus program.”

And guess who was number one?

At that time, Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, U.S. division of Parent Company, Iberdrola, S.A., “Spain’s number one energy group” snagged $1,769,610,214 in Section 1603 Stimulus Grants.

"GIM also invested in Johnson Controls, a long-established Milwaukee company that in August 2009 won" the largest award of $299 million as part the "Electric Drive Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative," which was the $2.4 billion stimulus effort to jump-start the electric car industry.

Even as Gore's most well-known failure, Fisker Automotive, which snagged a $529 million DOE loan in April 2010, most are unaware that Johnson Controls has been in trouble as well. Both of these can be found in my last post, "Obama Administration Fueling Friends and Failure: At least $10 billion of taxpayer money blown on ‘green’ cars, NOT so ‘green.'" 

Still, if we recalculate (adding the four I missed from my 2013 research and fix the other numbers), that $10 billion figure goes up once again: Gore and Doerr, via Kleiner Perkins and GIM scored over $11B –– and that's two-year old data. 
  1. AltraFuel:  $20.5 million
  2. Ausra: $13.9 million 
  3. Global Electronic Motorcars: unknown 
  4. Tigo Energy: $3 million
But let's take a moment to go back to the past...

In 2004 Gore started GIM, a “green” and “global warming” investment company, with CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management David Blood. At that time, GIM partners included two other Goldman bigwigs, Mark Ferguson and Peter Harris, with speculation that Treasury Secretary and former Goldman Sachs CEO Hank Paulson is involved somehow, yet have been unable to confirm.

Did you know that Gore and Doerr’s –– the “climate duo,” whose combined “carbon footprint” is larger than my entire city –– friendship dates as far back as the 90’s? 

Yep, while Doerr is a key player inside President Obama's green energy scam, since being converted to “global warming” by Gore in 2005, Doerr has become a “green evangelist,” and, in 2007, graced the world with this climate crisis message: “I’m really scared, I don’t think we’re gonna make it.”

At the same time though, Doerr has been known to promote energy as “the mother of all markets” –– $6 trillion a year worldwide –– and Greentech as “the largest economic opportunity of the 21st century.”

In a 2008 Fortune exclusive featuring Gore, Doerr, and Blood that was written by Marc Gunther and Adam Lashinsky, we find some interesting insights from the piece entitled, "Al Gore's next act: Planet-saving VC...The recovering politician is teaming with a legendary venture capitalist and big-time moneyman to make over the $6 trillion global energy business."

At that time, the three Global Warming Crusaders shared their vision:
In the long term, though, they want to help drive something much larger, "bigger than the Industrial Revolution and significantly faster," as Gore puts it. 
They argue that to halt global warming, nothing less will be required than a makeover of the $6 trillion global energy business. Coal plants, gas stations, the internal-combustion engine, petrochemicals, plastic bags, even bottled water will have to give way to clean, green, sustainable technologies. "What we are going to have to put in place is a combination of the Manhattan Project, the Apollo project, and the Marshall Plan, and scale it globally," Gore continued during that interview.

Oh my... 

The Earth's ECO-Hypocrites & ECO-Radicals 

9/21/14 NYC People's Climate March 
photo from PJMedia
But what's really SCARY is this: The people at the People's Climate March (mentioned much earlier in this post), which took place in New York City on September 21, 2014, with Hollywood a-Lister's such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo, who joined the "flood of green protesters" –– Earth People –– trashed the place.

Nevertheless, in covering this ceremony, Hot Air noted the following:

Those in politics who spend much of their time railing about the dangers associated with anthropogenic climate change will often assert that the public largely shares their concerns about catastrophic climate shifts. You rarely hear from those oft-cited members of the public who are supposedly alarmed by climate change alarmism.



Sure enough; the powerful progressive group  via Think Progress, heralded this climate activism as a "people's phenomenon."



Needless to say, even as trash and hypocrisy were stars of the show, ignorance and confusion played best supporting roles. Reason Magazine’s Kmele Foster –– "armed with a camera and a microphone" –– was at the People's Climate March, which according to Hot Air, "more resembled a throwback anti-capitalism protest than it did a climate rally."

Woodstock 2?

However, in reviewing Reason's video footage, it seems that those interviewed didn't even know why or what they were protesting. Still others were clear on their motives, yet they weren't there to protect the Earth or even to promote "world peace."

The demonstration also showed its true Marxist, Communists, anti-American colors...

In fact, I'm sharing pictures of that evidence, which can be found in a piece by PJMedia, "Climate Movement Drops Mask, Admits Communist Agenda." 

There were even some participants in the NYC Climate March that "bowed to the god of Global Warming."

Makes sense if you do some digging, because you'll discover that "the March has over 1,400 collaborating groups – labor unions, religious groups, green groups, social justice groups, and businesses, a number of them recipients of federal grants."

Worse is that this NYC Climate March may be only the beginning of something much darker. According to the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), "The Mobilization is an altogether different thing: “A mass social movement to disrupt the status quo.”


Adding to the insanity, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. –– another liberal who refuses to change his Eco-Lifestyle, but is "one of climate change’s loudest activists" –– was at the People’s Climate March. It turns out that he was recorded in an interview with Climate Depot, in which his Eco-Fascist mentality was on full display.

The Washington Examiner reported Kennedy's words: "there should be a law that lets authorities punish skeptics and deniers –– those who engage in “selling out the public trust..."

In that same interview, Kennedy also took the opportunity to demonize the Koch Brothers, accusing them of “polluting our atmosphere," which, again, was found at the Washington Examiner:
“I think it’s treason. Do I think the Koch Brothers are treasonous — yes, I do,” Mr. Kennedy said, Climate Depot reported. “They are enjoying making themselves billionaire by impoverishing the rest of us. Do I think they should be in jail — I think they should be injuring three hots and a cot at the Hague with all the other war criminals. Do I think the Koch brothers should be tried for reckless endangerment? Absolutely, that is is criminal offense and they ought to be serving time for it.”
Here's some irony for you...

Known as “Bobby K" in internal Energy Department emails, Mr. Kennedy has more than Eco-Radical comments at stake. Kennedy, a partner and Senior Adviser at Vantage Point Capital Partners, was directly implicated in the Bright Source Energy $1.6 Billion shady DOE deal via emails as well as his Big VC Firm.

Considering that there were a multitude of President Obama's and Senator Harry Reid's pals involved in that deal, this story has been shared many times –– and most recently in my November 2013 Green Corruption File when I unearthed Reid’s $3 billion clean-energy dirt.

More details can be found in my November 2014 post entitled, "Not Enough Sun Shining at California Ivanpah Solar Plant: $1.6 billion shady stimulus deal tied to numerous wealthy Obama cronies now expect $539 million of free taxpayer cash."

Still, as of September 2013, Kennedy's VantagePoint portfolio had at least nine clean-energy firms/projects, which included three DOE loans, that came out winners in the 2009 "green" stimulus spending spree, totaling, at that time, about $3 billion. 

The other irony is this, which was written in 2011: "Over the past eight years Robert F Kennedy, Jr. has been attacking the Cape Wind project (he even openly labeled it a "rip-off"), while also calling for the greater use of wind and solar power as alternatives to coal."

Does that mean wind energy is OK as long as it's not in "Bobby K's" backyard? 

What's interesting too is that last summer the Cape Wind project snagged a $150 million Energy Department loan and is endorsed by his nephew Joseph Kennedy III. Yet, this $2.5 billion project, which was set to become the nation’s first offshore wind farm, as of late deal, is on the rocks.

In the meantime, no climate event would be complete without the regular ECO- Hypocrites. It turns out that Breitbart News spotted the following: "Former Vice President Al Gore made his exit from [the] climate change march in a Chevrolet Suburban SUV after speaking to reporters about renewable energy."

Reported to be in attendance (maybe he was picking up the garbage) was a key environmental hero, whom proclaimed that this event was proof that climate change is "a first-tier political issue." This was California liberal billionaire Tom Steyer that was the featured in two of my Green Corruption Files during the 2014 midterms:

More on Reid and Steyer later, but let's see what Hillary is up to.


Minority Leader Harry Reid with former Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton at the 2014 National Clean Energy Summit 7.0
Hillary Clinton: "Tackling climate change is like my weight-loss struggle"

Meanwhile, in 2009, when Hillary Clinton served as the U.S. Secretary of State, she compared the challenge of fighting climate change to her own struggle to lose weight.

"Often times when you face such an overwhelming challenge as global climate change, it can be somewhat daunting - it's kind of like trying to lose weight, which I know something about," she said to laughter.

"You think, oh I only have to lose X numbers of pounds but it seems like such a far away goal," she added.
Oh, oh Hillary, how about all that yoga?

That same year, Clinton, when visiting India as Secretary of State, urged "the country not to repeat American mistakes in contributing to global pollution" –– and called them to tackle climate change.

Fast forward to May 2014: Mrs. Clinton, the presumptive 2016 Democrat presidential candidate now immersed in EmailGate/ServerGate, at a Clinton Global Initiative University panel, inferred that young people are much more committed to doing something to address climate change.

According the Huffington Post, she also "called for a mass movement" on the issue. 

But it was in September 2014, when Hillary Clinton spoke at Senator Harry Reid’s National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, she let loose some serious world-wide panic, claiming, "climate change is the most consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges we face as a nation and a world.”

During that speech, Clinton also "blasted climate change deniers," cheered the left-wing site Salon.com –– even as the Huffington Post expanded on Hillary's bashing:
“Aside from the deniers and the special interests and all the other folks who want to pretend we don’t have a crisis is the fact that we are leaving money and jobs behind,” she said. “For those on the other side, they have to answer to the reality that they are denying people jobs and middle-class incomes and upward mobility by their refusal to look to the future.”

"The data is unforgiving. No matter what the deniers try to assert. Sea levels are rising. Ice caps are melting. Storms, droughts and wildfires are wreaking havoc,she noted.

"I think that the hardest part for me of this whole false choice debate that has been going on way too long, is that aside from the deniers and the special interests and all the other folks who want to pretend that we don't have a crisis, is the fact that we are leaving money and jobs behind," Clinton told [John] Podesta.

Center for American Progress: "Man-made global warming is the cause of EVERYTHING horrific!"

Besides the fact that Hillary's claims on the sea levels rising, ice caps melting, storms, droughts, and all the rest of her climate change hype can be disputed, it will be interesting to see how much climate change will be part of her 2016 platform.

But what's important to point out is that it is the left-wing special interest groups, such as the Clinton's pal John Podesta –– the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP) –– that are making out like bandits. 

While I detailed Soros major role inside this green energy scam in 2013 ("Left-wing Billionaire George Soros: Obama’s 'Agent of Green'"), you can find more about John Podesta, the former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, in my March 2014 Green Corruption File entitled, "Podesta Power and Center for American Progress: The dark, driving force behind the president’s massive green energy scheme."

Roles that range from legitimate to shady lobbying practices, to the fact that numerous CAP "fellows" were at the helm of the green energy deal making, holding key positions inside the Obama White House, his Green Team, and his Energy Department.

Not to mention that CAP's alternative energy advocacy as well as its funders –– corporate donors that were kept secret until their release in late 2013 –– with those in the renewable energy business (at least 17) that cashed in at the Green Bank of Obama.  

CAP, the progressive think tank with deep rooted ties to the Clintons, characterizes itself as "an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action," but according to the Huffington Post, they've "been a vocal voice for this president's policies in the media and on the Hill. But their area of highest visibility is advocacy for a clean-energy economy where John Podesta has personally led the effort."

Still, last I checked, CAP, which has 180 staffers and a $27 million budget, devotes as much as half of its resources to promoting its progressive movement through its site and blog Think Progress –– both of which are also in the business of climate change pimping. This ranges from crafting White House climate change policy as well as determining green energy spending. 

In fact, according to the Washington Free Beacon, in September 2008, CAP "authored a report titled “Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy” that included many recommendations ultimately incorporated into President Obama’s controversial $800 billion stimulus package." Yet, some place the stimulus at a trillion dollars, with $100 billion earmarked for renewable energy.

Since the president released his Climate Action Plan in June 2013, CAP not only called for the government to mobilize billions more toward clean energy, but continued to pressure for additional action, including, but not limited to, rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline ––  a controversial legislation that was passed by the House and Senate this past February, only to set the stage for an Obama veto, of which, this month, fell short of a senate override. 

Moreover, CAP uses its platform to promote their donors' "green" work while waging war against coal and fossil fuels. They also slam, ridicule and demonize climate change skeptics and global warming deniers. Adding to their climate hit list are the Koch Brothers, Fox News, and the Republican leadership as well as potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates   –– all the while alerting the masses that this man-made catastrophe is the cause of everything horrific.

So, stop breathing and give all your money to the government, because climate action is "more urgent!" Or maybe you should cough up your cash before you stop breathing...

CAP's  latest horror is this: "Human-Caused Warming Helped Trigger Current Syrian Conflict And Rise Of ISIS." 

But this climate change "terror" is not new: It has been echoed by many climate change fear mongers, such as the Daily Ko that on March 4, 2015, ran with this headline: "ISIS may have roots in climate change." And who could forget Secretary of State Kerry, mentioned earlier, whom in September 2014, warned,"Climate change is as urgent as ISIS and Ebola.

Ironically, CAP recently claimed that "Climate change is altering everything about the way water is provided in Salt Lake City" (not enough snow) –– even as their mega-rich pals, late last year, screamed that there was not enough sun shining in California, which impacted their massive Ivanpah Solar Plant, costing U.S. taxpayer $1.6 billion so far.

Yep, the world's largest solar plant, which is tied to numerous wealthy Obama cronies (BrightSource Energy, Google, VantagePoint Capital Partners, PG&E, McBee Strategic Consulting, and NRG Energy), had applied for a federal grant to pay off their shady federal stimulus loan.

So whether there is not enough snow or sun, which changes from season to season, it still all adds up to global warming.

Since Podesta most likely will be heading Mrs. Clinton's 2016 presidential bid, the following are some key points to remember.

Most know that in 2003, John Podesta founded CAP, which is an organization funded by the liberal billionaire George Soros, who has a massive footprint inside this green corruption scam. He then served as the organization's president and CEO, of which it was reported, "Podesta was hand-picked for the job by CAP co-founders Soros and Morton H. Halperin."

In 2008 and early 2009, Podesta, an Obama bundler, while still at CAP, ran Obama’s transition team as the co-chair along side Valerie Jarrett and Peter Rouse –– a team that enjoyed a squadron of CAP experts, and also they were “reportedly highly influential in helping to craft White House Policy," including the "green."

And, if you go back to right after the Republican 2010-midterm victory, Podesta already had a plan: "The president should bypass Congress and wield the executive powers of his office," reported Bloomberg in December 2013. 
In fact, "Podesta had compiled 47 pages of proposals for unilateral action on issues from immigration to solar energy." Podesta even wrote the foreword for that CAP report "on how the president could use his executive authority to advance a progressive agenda, including actions to unilaterally force the U.S. economy to become greener."

Meanwhile, by 2011, Podesta stepped down from his CEO role and became the Chair of CAP and the CAP Action Fund –– only to leave the left-wing think tank and join the White House at the end of 2013 in his new role as Obama's "executive power czar" –– until he left that position this past February.

According to the Huffington Post, "The speculation around Washington now is that Hillary Clinton may turn to Podesta –– if she hasn't already done so –– to oversee her expected second presidential bid. "

Throw in John's brother, Tony Podesta –– dubbed "The Lobbyist" by Newsweek, and the founder and Chairman at the Podesta Group, which was started by both Podesta brothers in 1987. Even though news hit in early 2013, that Heather and Tony Podesta (the married super lobbyists) had separated, they are both (via different firms) tied to numerous Obama-backed clean-energy deals.


Liberal Billionaire Tom Steyer: The Dems' "cash for climate change"

On the other hand is CAP board member and donor, Obama bundler and California liberal billionaire, Tom Steyer, whom is the latest wealthy political powerhouse that has emerged as an environmental hero and major source of cash for Democrats.

Considering that Steyer spent mega-bucks to deter the 2014 midterms, supporting Democrats that were pushing his climate change agenda, I devoted two posts to the ECO-Billionaire: "Dem's Cash for Climate Change" and its sequel.

First off; even though Steyer made a fortune in oil and coal, he's aligned himself with the president's "war on coal." As John Hinderaker at Power Line appropriately puts it"Tom Steyer was for coal before he was against it."

Furthermore, Steyer, like CAP, is a big benefactor of President Obama's climate change rules as well as his green government subsidies. Also like CAP, his ECO-Super PAC Next Generation is pimping the climate change crusade –– and is one to continue to watch in 2016.

But the Eco-Rich have been in high gear for some time. In June 2014, the former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and Thomas Steyer, released a 56-page report entitled “Risky Business,which warned that the planet is doomed in 15 years.

However, Dan Kish, senior vice president for policy at the Institute for Energy Research (IER), asserts that this report "is just another attempt by economic and political elites to impose a carbon tax on Americans." It turns out that Kish also told CNSNews.com: “They [these three billionaires] want taxes and more control in Washington, and they aren’t going to let the facts get in their way...”

 It seems, too, that Steyer is another ECO-Hypocrite, because in October 2014, "Just minutes after extolling the virtues of green living to thousands gathered in the Super dome in New Orleans [2014 Greenbuild conference], climate change pals Tom Steyer and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley [another Democrat potential presidential candidate for 2016] left the confab in the least environmentally friendly vehicle possible — a Chevrolet Suburban." This was all caught on tape and reported by Watchdog.org.

I wonder why they weren't driving the billionaire's (government subsidized) green car, Tesla... 


Senator Harry Reid: "Koch's are main causes of climate change" 

At the end of they day, it is Senator Harry Reid that wins the climate change fear mongering award –– at least for 2014.

First we should connect some dots: Tom Steyerwho "bought Harry Reid" in 2014, has emerged as "the face of the liberal equivalent of the Koch Brothers.

The irony (hypocrisy) is that both Reid and Steyer, long ago, declared "jihad" against the wealthy libertarian brothers Charles and David Koch, who fund a number of conservative and libertarian political causes. 

Steyer was the 2014 "midterm election bogeyman," whom, using a $100 million bounty and his ECO-Super PAC, raged war against so-called GOP climate change deniers as well as any Republicans he deemed harmful to the environment and those in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

At that time, liberal BILLIONAIRE Steyer's climate machine's choice of weaponry was this: bomb  the airways with ads attacking GOP candidates... wait for it... associated with BILLIONAIRES.

Even as NextGen's "hit list" included any GOP with ties to Big Oil –– what Steyer and his cohorts deem as "dirty money" –– the billionaires in the cross hairs were none other than the Koch Brothers –– what NextGen labels as "dark money." This despite the fact that Steyer gained much of his wealth from dirty money, while the Democrat Party loves dark money, of which Steyer is a main culprit.

You can't make this stuff up...

Senator Reid, on the other hand, has continually disgraced the senate floor with his "anti-billionaire Koch crusade." And, while there are too many to count, in September 2014, Roll Call made this observation:
Since January [2014], Reid has attacked the Koch brothers by name more than 22 times on the floor of the Senate, derisively calling them, “power-drunk billionaires,” among other things. Reid also claimed the Kochs are “single-handily funding an attack on this nation’s middle class.” For the Nevada senator, the Kochs are “un-American,” and a “cult...”
In September 2014, Reid even blasted the Koch Brothers in the realm of dark billionaire money:
We have had in this country a flood of very, very dark money coming into this nation’s political system. Radical billionaires are attempting to buy our democracy.
What makes Reid, Steyer, and other Democrats posturing against Big Money in politics so outrageous is that despite the Lefts' outrage over the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United as well as their whining over money in politics, the Democrats are knee deep in Dark Money –– especially inside the climate change/green energy scheme. 

Moreover, the career politician from Nevada and the billionaire from California are buddies, which adds more to the "green" hypocrisy. Both Reid and Steyer have been fundraising pals and partners in killing the Keystone pipeline for some time  –– with Reid, as I have alluded to many times,  carrying his share of clean-energy dirt: He's directly linked to five of those Energy Department "junk" green energy stimulus loans, with at least two snagging hundreds of millions stimulus grants,  costing taxpayer over $3 billion. 

Additionally, as the $1.6 billion massive project tied to Reid, which was mentioned under Center for American Progress, screamed that there was not enough sun shining in California, are are seeking more federal stimulus money to pay off their federal stimulus loan, one of the other four Nevada green projects tied to Reid is currently in the corruption hot seat. "Two former employees of Ormat Technologies filed a lawsuit in 2013 claiming the company lied to the Treasury Department in order to secure more than $130 million in federal grants," reported the Washington Free Beacon.

And, in bombshell story by Lachlan Markay of The Beacon –– "Harry Reid Secured Subsidies for Aides’ Donors" –– we find more green corruption, which mainly involves a green energy nonprofit operated by the Senate Minority Leader called the Clean Energy Project (CEP).

It turns out that the National Clean Energy Summit where, last year, Hillary Clinton along with host John Podesta, made the charge that climate change is the most consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges we face as a nation and a world,” is an annual conference cosponsored by Reid, CEP, CAP (since 2008), and two others.

This is "where environmentalists, politicians, and green energy executives discuss the need for more government 'investment' in green companies" –– which is code for more taxpayer spending in order to fuel corporate welfare and crony capitalism.

The planet be damned! 

Nevertheless, it is Reid's May 2014 statement that may be the most comical of all. In his usual smear mode, when he took to the senate floor once again, Reid proclaimed that the Koch Brothers are the “main causes” of climate change.

Here's how it went down:
While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly experts at contributing to climate change. That’s what they do very well. They are one of the main causes of this. Not a cause, one of the main causes.
Even as CAP, Steyer, Reid, and their minions continue to move at rapid speed, traveling in their private jets and gasoline guzzling cars in order to save Earth from mankind (other than themselves), we can expect Mrs. Clinton, especially with John Podesta in her camp, to emerge with more climate messages –– just as she did in December 2014, that not only mirror her weight-loss battle, but worse President Obama's climate policies, which are always accompanied by fear and trembling.


Climate Change is Racist? 

Another interesting tidbit is that in November 2014 when the Obama administration released their U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit "to help our communities respond to our changing climate," Mr. Steyer endorsed it because the toolkit encourages Americans to think and prepare locally, adding that "(e)very community and business faces some risk of climate-related disruptions to their operations." 

In fact, at a CAP 2014 "seminar," Steyer, covered by CNS News, while noting that the "the only way to make the climate issue resonate with voters is to avoid "generalities" and speak on a "hyper-local basis," he gave examples of climate change impacts, such as the drought in California, salt water is running down the streets of Miami Beach, as well as health issues like asthma.

Even the Los Angeles Times had to admit in late 2014 that "global warming cannot be definitively linked to the California drought," but that doesn't stop the alarmists like Steyer.

And, get this: The White House, in their June 2014 report, "The Health Impacts of Climate Change on Americans," asserted the following dread to mankind:
Climate change, caused primarily by carbon pollution threatens the health and well-being of Americans in many ways, from increasing the risk of asthma attacks and other respiratory illnesses to changing the spread of certain vector-borne diseases. Some of these health impacts are already underway in the United States and climate change will, absent other changes, amplify some of the existing health threats the Nation now faces. Certain people and communities are especially vulnerable to the health effects of climate change, including children, the elderly, those with chronic illnesses, the poor, and some communities of color. In the coming years, communities are expected to experience the following impacts in regions across the United States.
  • Increasing Ground-Level Ozone
  • Driving Up Particle Pollution
  • Contributing to More Extreme-Heat Events
  • Increasing Infectious Diseases
  • Leading to Higher Pollen Concentrations

Bottom line: climate change causes asthma bronchitis, chest pain and respiratory infections as well as diseases, including Lyme, dengue fever, West Nile virus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. But worse, climate change is detrimental to children, the elderly, sick folks, the poor –– and is racist because it "picks on the communities of color."



In closing...

Let me be clear, like Charles Krauthammer, "I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier." I'm more in the camp of Dr. Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace: "A Climate Change Skeptic" –– with a Bible-studying and believing Christian perspective. 

Yes, we are "stewards" of this planet and should do our human part in caring for it.

Furthermore, I'm in favor of clean energy, conservation, and all the rest. I have utter contempt for those that litter and blatantly pollute our Earth. But what's more offensive is not just the utter hypocrisy from the Green Left, but the hundred of billions of money stolen from U.S. taxpayers to pay for this scheme. Worse, is how the "climate alarmist establishment" pollutes the hearts of minds of the masses. 

Worth repeating is this: "Hope and change" is dead; but clime change is still alive –– and that should alarm all Americans because climate change is not just a movement, it's a radical agenda that has nothing to do with protecting the Earth, but aims to ultimately usher in a very dark and destructive political system, leading its Earth People and those of us unwilling Americans into the abyss.

However, what's become abundantly clear is that Big Government, large corporations, powerful left-wing organizations as well as the dark and deceptive ECO-Groups (Big Green, labor, religious and social justice), along with the ECO-Radicals and ignorant Americans pushing their "One World Utopia," are part of the scam.

Since late 2009, I've been following the "green money," so while, like President Obama, I'm not a climate scientist, I do know where the bodies are buried.

President Obama’s "save the planet slush fund" thus far has costs American taxpayers over $200 billion (and counting). Money, by the way, that was doled out for green (clean, renewable, alternative) energy, yet much is NOT clean or green, such as electric cars and wind energy –– with both Big Wind and Big Solar, amongst other horrors, are killing wildlife and murdering birds each year at a staggering rate.

Moreover, the recent claims made by the White House about "wind power are implausible and dangerous," reported Julian Morris over at RealClearMarkets.com.

Yet, this $200B figure doesn't calculate the green funds dished out of other federal agencies like the EPA, the DoD, the USDA, the Ex-Im Bank, and others. Additionally, it does not take into account the billions that the Obama administration has used on other "global warming programs," nor the "$7.45 billion spent in helping other countries deal with climate change."

And, how much has "climate change" cost American prosperity and freedom?  

Below are the Green Corruption Files that we have unleashed so far. However, in case I missed any of the massive amount of climate change hysteria in this post, please send me an email at calfit32@gmail.com.  I'd love to add it.

The Green Corruption Files, 2015 with 2 posts: 
  1. Thursday, January 1, 2015 –– Two Big White House 'Green' Cronies Unite: First Wind scored over $700 million of stimulus funds, now being acquired by SunEdison
  2. Tuesday, February 17, 2015 –– Obama Administration Fueling Friends and Failure: At least $10 billion of taxpayer money blown on ‘green’ cars, NOT so ‘green’
The Green Corruption Files, 2014 with 13 posts:

  1. Monday, January 20, 2014 –– 'Cleantech Crash': CBS Lesley Stahl 'exhausted' after listing nine Obama-backed green energy failures, try 32 and counting
  2. Monday, March 3, 2014 –– Podesta Power and Center for American Progress: The dark, driving force behind the president’s massive green energy scheme
  3. Sunday, March 30, 2014 –– SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the Obama Administration's Big Green Energy Deals With Abengoa: The cost, the connections and the collusion
  4. Sunday, March 30, 2014 –– American Taxpayers, Workers and Vendors Screwed by Spanish Conglomerate Abengoa that Snagged Billions in US Green Energy Stimulus Funds
  5. Sunday, April 13, 2014 –– Abengoa Atrocities, the Sequel: California Mojave Solar Project is ‘dangerous,’ engineers assert
  6. Saturday, May 3, 2014 –– Whistleblowers Expose Rampant Corruption Inside Spanish Conglomerate Abengoa Subsidized with Billions in U.S. Green Energy Stimulus Funds
  7. June 1, 2014 –– Clean Energy: Dirty Money UPDATED
  8. Saturday, July 12, 2014 –– SolarCity: Subsidizing the Left’s ‘green’ millionaires and billionaires
  9. Sunday, August 10, 2014 –– Another Taxpayer-funded ‘Green’ Gamble: Energy Department doles out $150 million to Cape Wind’s expensive, risky offshore wind project tied to high-profile Democrats
  10. Saturday, September 6, 2014 –– Liberal Billionaire Tom Steyer: Dems' 'Cash for Climate Change'
  11. Thursday, October 2, 2014 –– 2014 Midterm Election Alert: Dem billionaire Eco Super PAC waging war on GOP candidates associated with billionaires
  12. Friday, October 31, 2014 –– Ebola: Solyndra is dead and politics is alive
  13. Sunday, November 16, 2014 –– Not Enough Sun Shining at California Ivanpah Solar Plant: $1.6 billion shady stimulus deal tied to numerous wealthy Obama cronies now expect $539 million of free taxpayer cash

The Green Corruption Files, 2013 with 23 posts:
    1. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 –– Bank of Obama: John Doerr and Al Gore of Kleiner Perkins, The Mother of All Green Energy Stimulus Money Winners
    2. Monday, January 21, 2013 –– Climate Hawk Senator John Kerry and His Green Inside Deals
    3. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 –– Big Wind Energy Subsidies: A Hurricane of Carnage, Cronyism and Corruption
    4. Thursday, February 7, 2013 –– Obama's Jobs Council Closed: Mega-Rich Member Penny Pritzker "Rumored" for Commerce Job, “Related” to Two Large Green Corruption Stories
    5. Friday, February 22, 2013 –– Citigroup’s Massive 'Green' Money Machine
    6. Thursday, February 28, 2013 –– Wall Street Walks all over the Obama White House
    7. Friday, March 22, 2013 –– Left-wing Billionaire George Soros: Obama’s "Agent of Green"
    8. Monday, April 1, 2013 –– SoloPower: Another Department of Energy “Junk Loan” Teetering with Over $250 Million of Taxpayer Money
    9. Thursday, April 11, 2013 –– Newly Bankrupt Chinese Solar Producer Suntech, Stimulus Tax Credit Winner and Contractor to Energy Department’s $337 million Junk Loan: a Tiny Fraction of Obama’s “Green Outsourcing"
    10. Wednesday, April 24, 2013 –– Failing Fisker Auto Finally Faces House Oversight Hearing: Chairman Jordan Exposes Another DOE Junk Loan, Declares, "Fisker should have never received taxpayer money”
    11. Thursday, May 9, 2013 –– Americans Bothered By the Way our Government Spends Taxes: Billions Burned on Obama's Green Energy
    12. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 –– Smart Gird, Dirty Devices: With "friends" in the White House, Silver Spring Networks linked to at least $1.3 billion of smart-grid stimulus grants
    13. Monday, June 10, 2013 –– Transparency Alert: HHS, DOL, and EPA NOT the Only Agencies Where Top Obama Appointees are Using “Secret Emails” to Conduct Govt Business… What a bout the Energy Department?
    14. Saturday, June 15, 2013 –– The Green Corruption Files Snags Special Gig on AACONS' Radio Broadcast
    15. June 30, 2013 –– Nuclear Crimes and Misdemeanors
    16. Saturday, July 13, 2013 –– Nuclear Disaster: $10.33 billion in energy loans pressured by the White House and POTUS approved, now at risk
    17. Wednesday, July 24, 2013 –– Subsidizing Obama’s Algae: Its advisors and allies
    18. Monday, August 19, 2013 –– Billions of Obama biofuel bucks funded "not so shovel-ready" risky projects, fueled by more green corruption
    19. Friday, September 13, 2013 –– Top D.C. Lobbyist McBee Strategic Consulting “opened the spigot of green corporate welfare;” then billions of stimulus cash flooded the firm’s energy clients
    20. Saturday, September 28, 2013 –– Virginia Governor Dem Candidate Terry McAuliffe’s GreenTech Auto: small eco-car, big green scam?
    21. Tuesday, October 15, 2013 –– The RAT in the Recovery and the Gang of Ten
    22. Saturday, November 16, 2013 –– Underneath Senator Harry Reid’s Clean-Energy Dirt: Career politician directly linked to over $3 billion in green energy stimulus loans
    23. Sunday, December 15, 2013 –– Clean Energy, Dirty Money: Green corruption in review


    The Green Corruption Files, 2012 with 23 posts:
      1. Green Corruption: Department of Energy “Junk Loans” and Cronyism (first published @ Blogcritics Magazine on April 17, 2012, then posted Saturday, April 28, 2012 –– also at EPA Abuse on May 1, 2012, California Political News and Views on May 5, 2012, and many other Conservative sites)
      2. BREAKING: BrightSource Energy Political Influence and Their $1.6 Billion DOE Loan (posted Wednesday, May 16, 2012)
      3. BREAKING: NRG Energy on the DOE Cronyism Hot Seat, Also Tied to George Soros (posted Tuesday, May 22, 2012)
      4. Lou Dobbs "Shocks" Bill O'Reilly on the Severity of Obama DOE Crony Capitalism (posted Friday, May 25, 2012)
      5. Obama-Tied Troubled First Solar $3 Billion DOE Loans Produce Majority of Jobs Oversees, CEO Sold His Own Stock; Plus More "Clean-Energy Dirt" Exposed (posted Monday, June 11, 2012)
      6. Obama’s Green-Energy, Crony-Corruption Story; Special Seven, Part 1 Expanded Version (posted Saturday, June 30, 2012)
      7. Shining the Light on BrightSource Energy's $1.6 Billion Shady DOE Deal: Special Seven, Part Two (posted Friday, July 6, 2012)
      8. General Electric Making “Bank” off Obama's “Green” Stimulus Money; Over $3 Billion and Counting (posted Thursday, July 12, 2012)
      9. Senator Harry Reid’s Part in Green-Energy Crony-Corruption, Part Three of The Special Seven (posted Sunday, July 15, 2012)
      10. The First Solar Three Billion Dollar Swindle (posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012)
      11. Recent Oversight Hearing Reveals Shady Email Practices by Former DOE Loan Advisor Jonathan Silver; Abound Solar Blames China for its Demise (posted Thursday, July 26, 2012)
      12. How Democrats Say "Crony Corruption" in Spanish: Abengoa UPDATED VERSION (posted Wednesday, August 8, 2012)
      13. Beacon Bust Tied to Obama Bundler and VP Hunter, the Infamous Washington Fixture, James A. Johnson (posted Wednesday, August 15, 2012)
      14. NextEra Energy: Third Largest Power Company in the World is the Third Largest Recipient of DOE Risky Loans; CEO Sits on President Obama's Jobs Council (posted Saturday, August 18, 2012)
      15. Obama’s Green Cronies Made DNC Cameo: Bundlers and Big Donors Tied to Billions of Stimulus Funds (posted Friday, September 21, 2012)
      16. Special Report Part One: Obama, the Green Loser; Cronyism Inc. (posted Monday, October 15, 2012)
      17. Special Report Part Two: Obama, the Green Loser; Cronyism Inc. (posted Monday, October 15, 2012)
      18. Where are the 5 Million Green Jobs Candidate Obama Promised? (posted Monday, October 15, 2012)
      19. Green Alert: Tracking President Obama's Green Energy Failures (posted Saturday, October 20, 2012)
      20. BREAKING: Newly Released House Oversight Emails Incriminate White House in Green-Energy Loan Lies (posted Thursday, November 1, 2012)
      21. Busting Open Obama Energy Department's Den of Deception (posted Monday, November 5, 2012)
      22. DEVELOPING: Department of Energy Facing "Corruption" Lawsuit, Shocking DOE Emails, and the $8.4 Billion ATVM Program's "Favored Five" (posted Friday, November 23, 2012)
      23. The Green Five: Spreading the Wealth to Obama’s Ultra-Rich Jobs Council Members; Part One, 10/31/12 DOE Emails Prove White House Pressure on $1.3 Billion Loan to General Electric Wind Project (posted Sunday, December 23, 2012)


      Green Corruption began in 2010 at Blogcritics Magazine with 3 posts: 

      1. Obama’s Political Payback: Green Corruption, Part One first published @ Blogcritics Magazine July 19, 2010; then posted @ The Green Corruption Files April 28, 2012)
      2. Obama’s Political Payback: Green Corruption, Part Two (first published @ Blogcritics Magazine July 20, 2010; then posted @ The Green Corruption Files April 28, 2012)
      3. Green Corruption: The Plot Thickens (first published @ Blogcritics Magazine August 7, 2010; then posted at @ the The Green Corruption Files April 28, 2012)

      Marita Noon about 27 columns on the Green-Energy Crony-Corruption Scandal, which began in June 2012 and ended March 2014 –– only made possible by Christine Lakatos' research.
        1. Crony Capitalism and President Obama: How the System Really Works (originally published: 6/10/2012)
        2. Obama’s Green-Energy Crony-Corruption (originally published: 6/29/2012)
        3. More Obama Green Energy Corruption (originally published: 7/6/2012)
        4. Senator Harry Reid’s Part in Green-Energy Crony-Corruption (originally published: 7/14/2012)
        5. The First Solar Swindle (originally published: 7/21/2012)
        6. How Democrats Say “Crony Corruption” in Spanish: Abengoa (originally published: 8/4/2012)
        7. Third Largest Power Company in the World is the Third Largest Recipient of Risky Loans (originally published: 8/17/2012)
        8. Obama Never Admits Green Energy Failures (originally published: 9/30/2012)
        9. Romney to Obama: “You Pick the Losers” (originally published: 10/7/2012)
        10. Obama’s Green Energy Jobs Promise: 355 Jobs and Counting (originally published: 10/14/2012)
        11. Emails Catch White House Lie on Green-Energy Loans (originally published: 11/1/2012)
        12. Busting Open Energy’s Den of Deception (originally published: 11/4/2012)
        13. Exclusive: DOE Corruption—Appointed and Elected Officials Should Face Prison Time (originally published: 11/25/2012)
        14. Inside Deals Mar John Kerry for State (originally published: 1/21/2013)
        15. Wall Street Walks on The White House (originally published: 2/24/2013)
        16. Obama Creates More Wealth for Green Crony Soros (originally published: 3/31/13)
        17. On Earth Day, Let’s Waste More Money (originally published 4/22/13)
        18. Fisker: a free ride to make flashy cars in Finland (originally published 4/28/13)
        19. A six-pack of scandals (originally published 5/19/13)
        20. Green Energy’s Too Expensive (originally published: 7/14/2013)
        21. The dirty politics of “clean” energy (originally published 7/28/2013)
        22. The Macker—deal maker, not a car maker (or even a job creator) (originally published 9/29/13)
        23. Harry Reid's Personal Green Goldmine (originally published 12/9/13)
        24. Obama Doctrine: Reward Friends, Punish Enemies (originally published 12/22/13)
        25. Annoying Greenie on defense (originally published: 1/12/2014)
        26. SOTU: When All of the Above Has Nothing Above the Neckline (originally published: 2/2/2014)
        27. Wealthy Environmentalists Push Democrat Harry Reid to Lean-in to Green Energy (originally published: 3/10/2014)


        A special thanks for all those that have supported this work –– financially and otherwise,

        -c