United Nations Warns That Its Primary Climate Change Initiative (REDD) is Not Going to Work

Category : Environmental Issues, Forestry, Global Warming, International Relations

Political corruption has always existed in the U.S., but our country has enjoyed relative protection from the kind of institutionalized corruption that is common in many parts of the world – mostly the developing world. Rule of law has been a significant competitive advantage for us.

But that legacy is rapidly changing. The Black Liquor scandal and other similar government initiatives, have demonstrated that the current Congress and President have stooped to levels of corruption and political favoritism that would have been intolerable during previous administrations – during times when the mainstream media actually served a purpose.

But, in regard to corruption, we haven’t seen anything yet. The government takeover of our health care system, in combination with energy subsidies and other proposed climate change legislation, will lead to an explosion of fraud and political corruption. The opportunities for cheating, and the lack of oversight, will be extraordinary.

Corruption associated with climate change legislation will, however, be an international activity. It is interesting that the United Nations, known for its own out-of-control corruption, has blown the whistle on its key climate change program Continue Reading

Koch Outraged By Obama’s Treatment of Israel

Category : International Relations, Politics

Ed Koch, former Democratic Mayor of New York has always been a favorite of mine.  He did a great job as mayor.  I disagree with him often but admire his frankness and the fact that he is not ruled by partisan politics.  In the following story Koch admits that he made a mistake in campaigning for Obama. He recognizes, as we suggested here that Obama’s apparent disdain for Israel is creating a dangerous world situation. He now regrets that he once suggested that Israel would be as safe under Obama as under McCain. Excerpts follow, but see the full story here.

“What they did is they wanted to make Israel into a pariah,” he said. “It’s outrageous in my judgment. “Koch said he’s shocked that Congress, which largely supports Israel hasn’t “stood up and said to the president, ‘you’re wrong on this, Mr. President…’”

“I believe that the Obama administration is willing to throw Israel under the bus in order to please Muslim nations,” Koch said