Solar Panels and Wind Turbines Are Killing French Cows

Talk about animal cruelly. Not only Wind Turbine kills birds but cattle and animals. Wind Turbine should never be build near farms or where birds fly in that area often.

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In recent years, cattle farmers in France’s Brittany region have lost hundreds of cows to deaths that veterinarians simply cannot explain. After running various tests on their land, some now claim that the solar panels and wind turbines in the area are releasing too much electricity into the ground, which is slowly killing their animals.

Although mysterious cattle deaths have been reported in various parts of Brittany, the situation is particularly dire in Cote-d’Amour, where several farmers have sustained hundreds of losses in mysterious conditions. According to local farmer Patrick Le Nechet, his cattle just started losing weight a few years back and many of them ultimately died. The strange thing was that the animals didn’t seem to be suffering from any diseases and the veterinarians couldn’t explain the cause of death. After conducting his own investigation, Le Nechet concluded that the mysterious deaths started occurring around the time…

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Why The World Needs Hemp Plastic

Hemp Plastic is worth looking into if they worth for alternative to Petroleum based Plastic which that come crude oil. Hemp can also be use of other things like building material, Clothing, Medicine, etc. Even if Hemp Plastic to replace Petroleum based Plastic; Plastic Pollution from Petroleum based Plastic will still need to be address until the issue is resolved.

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by Eurasia News Online

Hemp plastic is increasingly becoming a viable option as an eco-friendly alternative to carbon-based plastic. Not only is this bio-plastic sourced from safe and sustainable hemp plants, but it is also typically both biodegradable and recyclable.

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Henry Ford famously designed and built a car almost entirely made out of hemp plastic in the 1940’s. . . Ford’s finished vehicle only relied on metal for the frame. It was therefore over 1,000 pounds lighter than a comparable model and the hemp plastic paneling was far more resistant to damage.

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Agenda 21 (Reinvented as Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2050) is a Plan to Depopulate 95% of the World Population by 2030

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31 March 2019
By Shoshi Herscu, investigative journalist, and author of the full disclosure book, “Mass Awakening

It is an action plan devised by the U.N. and signed by 178 governments. Its goal is the depopulation of humanity because “we are too many”. It is promoted by the elites as a way to “save the planet” and implemented by governments worldwide. Bill Gates even shared his view about how to achieve this goal by vaccinations and other means in a TedX lecture:

“The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s heading up to about nine billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care & reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.” (Source)

They push their globalist agenda on all of us of no rights to property and other rights. People were even fined for collecting rainwater in their own homes.

The Means of Depopulation

This genocidal agenda of humanity has already begun and there are many means implemented to achieve this goal, including chemtrails (or “Geoengineering”), vaccines, irradiated food, GMOs (Codex Alimentarius), smart meters, 5G deployment that Trump promotes as part of a “technology race”.

One such mean which is relatively ignored in the alternative media is mass population migration from Africa and the Middle East into the U.S. and Europe. 

In Israel, they helped bring about 100,000 migrants from Africa who conquered entire neighborhoods in Southern Tel Aviv and other cities where the local population literally became refugees in their own country and fled to other parts in the country. They terrorize the locals and it’s horrendous what happens in these areas. However, all these means sound great when they are termed the “sustainable development” under Agenda 21.

So how people who barely earn 300 USD per year could afford a journey from Africa to Israel that costs (according to some immigrants’ testimonies) $3000 USD. I discovered that this is being paid for and these immigrants are being protected by NGOs (Non-Government Agencies), which are funded by foreign governments and foundations. 

I surmise that this is an orchestrated immigration to Israel, resembling that from Syria and Africa to Europe and the U.S., is to destroy the Western countries and those aligned with them from within. Then I started thinking about what we aren’t being told about this massive population migration to Israel. 

At the beginning, the Israeli mainstream media called them “refugees.” However, after the U.N. representatives had checked their status, they pointed out that only 6 percent of them were real refugees. This required the mainstream media to change its terminology in regard to them as ”asylum seekers.”

How Is Agenda 21 Implemented Locally Worldwide?

Again, Agenda 21 is carried out by NGOs funded by foreign countries, like the New Israel Fund (funded by the Ford Foundation and others, including Muslim countries) as well as such groups as the Open Society Foundation (George Soros) and Oxfam with the intentions, I surmise, to destroy Israel from within like with other Western countries.

According to the UN’s own website, this is a “comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations system, governments and major groups, in every area in which human impacts on the environment.” 

This plan is involved in every aspect of our lives according to Rosa Koire, an activist and a lecturer who tirelessly works to inform the unaware public about the dangers of this plan. U.N. Agenda 21 / Sustainable Development is a corporate manipulation using the Green Mask of environmental concern to forward a globalist plan.” (www.openmindconference.com)

It seems that using the word “sustainability” helps them promote their depopulation plan unabated. It sounds so “green”, advanced, and progressive. Does it ring a bell? That’s the reason why most people will consider this plan as positive. So, what is wrong with it? Pay attention to the actions of those implementing it and not to “nice”, placating words such as “sustainable development”.

For a long time, I had no idea that there was any connection between all these diverse topics.

This agenda is run by the United Nations via an NGO called “International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives,” commonly known as ICLEI (pronounced Ik-lee). It is implemented locally by municipalities of major cities worldwide, including London, Berlin, Rome. 

From my research, fifteen cities in Israel joined this NGO in 2008. It should come as no surprise that Ron Huldai, Tel Aviv’s mayor, is the chairman of ICLEI Israel (or as it’s called the Forum 15, which is the forum of 15 cities in Israel that adopted ICLEI regulations).

This is paid for by you, and taxpayers worldwide (not only in the U.S.), without your knowledge or consent, as none of us was informed of it and obviously, and you didn’t have had a vote on its implementation. This U.N. Agenda 21 is responsible for the development programs in your city that you are not aware of, behind the mass engineered immigration in the West and heavy population surveillance everywhere (as with “smart meters” and 5G). 

You can check the Agenda 21 programs implemented in your city or town by searching Agenda 21 and the name of your city in Google. You’ll find them this way. I found these programs implemented in Haifa, the city where I live.

According to ICLEI’s official website, this NGO comprises “12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities and urban regions, 450 large cities as well as 450 medium-sized cities and towns in 84 countries.” This NGOs stated goal is that “By 2050, a third of all humans will be living in cities.”

They also condition children to use sustainable transport which is closely tied to Agenda 21’s population management program, in attempt to bring most people into megacities and away from rural areas which will be deemed “open spaces” for wildlife and be more easily controlled by using public transport.

Recently we became familiar with a Swedish teenage girl called Greta Thunberg who according to mainstream media – that promotes agenda 21 and global warming/climate change – helps raise the awareness to climate issues.

Again, we can see here how children and teenagers are being conditioned to such beliefs without perhaps realizing that they are being used to promote this agenda. If the cabal doesn’t succeed one way (as with Al Gore), they will push their agenda in another way.

My primary concern here was that a hidden agenda is being masked as a beneficial plan for humanity, while being exactly the opposite. In reality, it’s a well-crafted lie to slip past our scrutiny. The upshot of all this is removing national sovereignty and empowering the U.N. to gradually take control over what was once national policies. 

“It will remove and destroy all constitutions, restrict free speech and disarm the people. When Agenda 21 is fully realized, the United Nations will be in possession of all guns and subsequently, there will be no opposition to their control.”

Paul McGuire, an internationally recognized prophecy expert, speaker, minister, and author writes in his book The Babylon Code that,

“The true agenda of Agenda 21[/2030] is to establish a global government, global economic system, and global religion. When U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon spoke of ‘a dream of a world of peace and dignity for all’ this is no different than when the Communists promised the people a ‘worker’s paradise.’”

Is It Legal?

As this plan is covertly implemented in the name of U.N. Agenda 21 by an NGO called ICLEI, none of us had been informed about it or have voted for it in any way; it basically leads to the loss of personal freedom and sovereignty worldwide. 

This is a deceit of humanity rooted in darkness and our complicit ignorance, which allows the U.N. to implement this treacherous plan. This is totally undemocratic “and it relies on our passive, ill-informed acceptance of ‘authorities’.”

What Is Codex Alimentarius?

This is a term used for the food regulations that were written and ratified in 2009. In my research, I found a connection between IG Farben (former BAYER, BASF, HOECHST) and the food laws ratified by the UN.

It raises many important questions such as: How are these regulations connected to the depopulation agenda? And why is our food filled with toxins and elements that risk our health? Are there really too many people on earth? Is the World Health Organization interested in our general wellbeing?

I found out that Nazis like Fritz ter Meer, a former executive member of IG Farben (which produced and supplied the cyclone B to the death camps during the Second World War), who was incarcerated for fifteen years in prison after being convicted in the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal, was employed by the U.N. after being released. He was part of the committee designed to plan the food resources for humanity that devised the Codex Alimentarius.

(This is an UN-sponsored global food standards body, which criminalizes the production of healthy nutrition both commercially and at your home, whether it’s organic food, your dietary supplements, or even your organic garden). 

Dr. Rima Laibow talks about these regulations, which has determined that vitamins are toxins and therefore to be limited in consumption to ineffective dosages, and which includes irradiating the food supply to destroy all nutrients in our food, and to switch to the GMO foods to be consumed by the masses. This alone will lead to the death of three billion people worldwide in the next few decades according to Dr. Rima Laibow.

The World Health Organization confirms these estimates.

Here is more explanation on those behind the outlining of this plan:

“Just fifteen years after they were convicted in the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal, Bayer, BASF and Hoechst were again the architects of the next major human rights offences. In 1962, they established the Codex Alimentarius Commission.” (Remark made by the Dr. Rath Health Foundation)

Why Don’t People Hear About This Plan?

Most people use mainstream media, including TV, newspapers, radios and other means to keep informed, which suppresses this information; those in power control mainstream media and don’t want you to be aware of this plan. This media has denied the existence of such a plan for years, despite the existence of a book entitled “Agenda 21” (350 pages) published by the UN. 

So if you don’t rely on alternative media coverage, it’s improbable that you’ll find information about this vast global plan and all of its goals.9 If the public worldwide had become aware of such a plan, they would immediately rise up against it and stop its implementation, which is definitely something “the powers that be” don’t want. 

So they have introduced this plan incrementally by using appealing wording like “sustainable development” or some other “green”-sounding term so people would gladly accept it (as fascist regimes have always done). However, it is not about environmental sustainability at all. Its true goals are implemented by deception, concealing its real aim to take over the entire planet and all its assets by a handful of people.

Those promoting this agenda include royalty (such as Prince Charles who is an avid advocate of this plan, as can be seen in his speech ‘The New Environmental Agenda’), top politicians like Obama, who addressed the U.N. General Assembly on September 27, 2015 and stated that the U.N. blueprint “is one of the smartest investments we can make in our own future.” 

Bureaucrats, CEOs and the top of international banks and corporations like Hugh Grant, the CEO of Monsanto, said, “This place is getting busier and more crowded. As long as you’ve got money in your back pocket and you drive your station wagon to the supermarket on weekends, then it’s out of sight, out of mind, so far.”

The lifestyle of the “global elite” with their private trains and jets, fleets of cars, and palaces and their businesses are excluded from this plan and continue to be considered sustainable.

Chemtrails

In 2013, after finding out that “chemtrails” do exist, I started writing to well-known activists on this topic like Dane Winington, especially, after feeling distraught and helpless about it. I was sick, my throat hurt, and there was no one I could turn to except for those activists reporting and sharing health tips on how to maintain our health and sanity when all this insane information comes out.

First, after realizing this phenomenon, I took a lot of pictures and then one day I noticed two airplanes spraying and leaving these white trails behind them that other planes didn’t leave. This occurred so many times that a friend and I just watched these planes. 

She also took some usable photos and videos and posted them on Facebook. I started feeling helpless and hopeless seeing these unmarked airplanes spraying and being unable to do anything except to watch them spraying their poison.

Later on, I also found out that not only do they spray from airplanes, but they also use underwater jet streams in the oceans aimed at our beaches where it’s relevant.

The founder of this site Geoengineering Watch, Dane Winington, together with others filed a lawsuit against the authorities (the regime), who are supposedly behind this crime against humanity stating that HAARP is being used as a weapon that induces climate change.

I found out about a patent for H.A.A.R.P (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) that it has installations worldwide, which together with chemtrails they can actually create earthquakes, tsunamis, and other “natural” disasters. Cobra (the resistance movement) also calls it ionosphere heaters (the most famous one is located in Alaska, but such facilities can be found worldwide) and they posted a respective map.

I watched videos that people worldwide uploaded on YouTube showing strange colorful “clouds” half an hour before a “natural” disaster occurred.

U.S Black Budget to Spray the Populace like Roaches

I found out that a secret “black” budget of former President Obama sponsoring our own demise; shockingly, I discovered that we unknowingly finance our own genocide (Secret Presidential Chemtrail Budget Uncovered — Congress Exceeds Billions To Spray Populace Like Roaches and that it goes on for decades. 

Here’s the words of Dane Winington on the ongoing chemtrails / Geoengineering: 

“Historical records prove beyond doubt that climate engineering has been fully deployed on a substantial scale for over 65 years (hurricane suppression for over 53 years), so why do major publications continue to lie about this blatant reality? Because that is what they are paid to do. 

“Once global populations fully grasp the gravity of the biosphere collapse that is rapidly unfolding around them (further exacerbated by Geoengineering), our paradigm will overturn. The power structure is trying desperately to hide this reality for as long as possible. 

“Unfortunately, most environmental groups and organizations are major participants in Geoengineering denial. I and several other activists just attended a global warming presentation with standing room only, we made sure that the Geoengineering subject was not omitted from this event.”

According to this agenda (Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030), humans are on the same level as animals. We are to be managed like flora and fauna. Behind it all is a materialistic and secularized view of humanity, which rejects the idea humans are sacred and part of the divine!

Needless to say, this is just the tip of the iceberg in regards to this hideous agenda, which I detail in my book, Mass Awakening. As the title indicates this covers the real intent to control humanity by cutting us off from our higher sources, but I believe we will win this battle and show the methods I and others employ to keep our connection and fight back.

How Do We Know that We Are on a Positive Timeline and that We’re Being Saved?

David Wilcock argues that if what Alex Jones, who discussed this depopulation agenda by the cabal for years, including the FEMA camps in the U.S., succeeded, we wouldn’t be here.

I feel that it needs to be emphasized: If what the cabal/the elites planned for us all would have worked as they wished and implemented, and there were no white hats, you wouldn’t have been here reading this article. They have done everything to curb fertility and depopulate the planet but we are still here and they, the cabal, is losing. Remember this.

‘Dark day for internet freedom’: EU lawmakers approve controversial copyright reform

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26 March 2019
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A protester in front of the European Parliament as MEPs debate on modifications to EU copyright reforms in Strasbourg. © Reuters

The European Parliament has voted to adopt the highly controversial Article 13 provision which would govern the production and distribution of content online under the auspices of increasing copyright protections.

Tuesday’s move will update the EU’s 20-year-old copyright rules and will govern audiovisual content, much to the dismay of many social media users who have already begun outpouring their grief online.

However the parliament said in a statement that sharing memes and gifs has been protected “even more than it was before” and they will continue to be available and shareable on online platforms.

MEPs passed the legislation by 348 votes to 274 Tuesday. Opponents had hoped for last-minute amendments to be made but their efforts were in vain.View image on Twitter

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Dark day for internet freedom: The @Europarl_EN has rubber-stamped copyright reform including #Article13 and #Article11. MEPs refused to even consider amendments. The results of the final vote: 348 in favor, 274 against #SaveYourInternet12.6K12:53 AM – Mar 27, 201910.8K people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy

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European Parliament adopted the text and we did not have a chance to vote on articles 11&13 again. 4 votes difference on allowing for the amendments to be voted. New controversial copyright law underway for Europe Marietje Schaake@MarietjeSchaakeReady to roll #copyright vote 13312:54 AM – Mar 27, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy156 people are talking about this

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Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom.”

Article 13 or ‘The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market’ makes all platforms legally responsible for the content hosted and shared on their platforms.

The process of updating the bloc’s copyright laws began in the European Commission two years ago, ostensibly to protect Europe’s publishers, broadcasters and artists and guarantee fair compensation from big tech companies.

EU member states now have two years to pass their own laws putting Article 13 into effect.

What is Article 13? Controversial EU copyright law faces final vote

The law will require anyone sharing copyrighted content to obtain permission from rights owners, even if the content is just an animated GIF on Twitter. To protect their platforms from legal trouble, sites such as Facebook and Wikipedia will now be forced to implement “upload filters” to ensure that user-generated content doesn’t violate copyright.

Expensive to implement, vulnerable to bugs, and prone to inadvertently censoring lawful content, such filters have been slammed by critics as an existential threat to free expression on the internet.

Tens of thousands marched in protest across Germany ahead of the vote, decrying what they viewed as severe online censorship.

Tech giant Google said that while the directive is “improved” it will still lead to legal uncertainty and will damage Europe’s creative and digital economies.

Critics have argued that the only way for Article 13 to be effectively enforced would be through the use of upload filters which automatically check content to see if it’s copyrighted or not, at least in theory. However, the exact mechanics of such a system have yet to be fully debated and the potential for abuse is immediately clear.

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Harvard scientists want to limit how much sunlight reaches Earth’s surface in order to curb global warming

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21 March 2019
Melina Seiler and Ruqayyah Moynihan, Business Insider Deutschland
How we can curb the devastating effects of climate change is still hotly debated among politicians and scientists alike.
  • Climate change and global warming are among the greatest challenges mankind has faced up until now.
  • Researchers at Harvard have put forward a new solution — they want to reflect some of the sun’s heat back out to space.
  • The process is referred to as “solar geoengineering” or “solar geotechnics”.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges mankind has faced up until now.

How we’ll be able to curtail global warming and its devastating consequences is still very much a hot potato among politicians and scientists alike — and so far, the outcome of all these debates hasn’t been particularly fruitful.

However, researchers at Harvard may have come up with a solution that sounds just a little too good to be true.

In conjunction with researchers from MIT and Princeton, the group has suggested slowing down global warming by diminishing the amount of sunlight that reaches Earth’s surface.

Yes, you read that right. The technology is called solar geoengineering or solar geotechnics.

According to a study published in Nature Climate Change, the researchers are considering what might happen if they were to introduce sunlight-reflecting particles into Earth’s atmosphere.

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Researchers at Harvard have suggested dimming the sun as a partial solution to help slow down global warming.

The most important thing to note is that the researchers aren’t suggesting the method is a solution to rising global warming trends; it isn’t designed to bring temperatures back to pre-industrial levels nor does it address the real crux of the problem — the amount of carbon dioxide we’re producing.

In fact, too high a dose of “dimming” could even worsen the situation.

Read more: This Spanish company found a way to produce fuel without emitting CO2 — and it’s made of sewage

Postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Peter Irvine, was the lead author of the study.

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As well as this measure, carbon dioxide emissions still need be reduced worldwide.

“The analogy is not perfect,” he explained, “but solar geoengineering is a little like a drug which treats high blood pressure. An overdose would be harmful, but a well-chosen dose could reduce your risks. Of course, it’s better to not have high blood pressure in the first place but once you have it, along with making healthier lifestyle choices, it’s worth considering treatments that could lower your risks.”

The study suggests that this technology could the rate at which temperatures are increasing in half, which could offer global benefits without exacerbating problems in other parts of the world.

Read more: The UN has warned that we only have 12 years to curb climate change

Alongside this measure, however, carbon dioxide emissions would still need to be reduced across the globe.

More water and fewer hurricanes

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The scientists found that halving global warming with solar technology not only cools the planet but would also compensate for over 85% of hurricane intensity.

In order to better understand which regions might end up worse off if this geoengineering technology were combined with emission reductions, the researchers used a state-of-the-art, high-resolution model to simulate extreme rainfall and tropical hurricanes.

This is the first time a model of this sort has been used to look into the possible effects of solar geotechnics.

Read more: Global warming is making oceans so acidic, they may reach the pH they were 14 million years ago

The researchers studied temperature and precipitation extremes, water availability, and also measured the intensity of tropical storms.

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The researchers emphasised that our main response to climate change still ought to be to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions.

They found that halving global warming via geoengineering would not only cool the planet but also moderate changes in water availability and extreme precipitation in many places.

While the science surrounding geoengineering technology is over half a century old, it’s only recently — since our attention has been drawn Earth’s climate change — that scientists have intensified their researched the field.

Read more: A UN Secretary-General adviser called Donald Trump a ‘psychopath’ for suggesting a return to coal power

Researchers at Harvard University have stressed, however, that our main response to climate change should be to curb carbon dioxide emissions; geoengineering alone simply wouldn’t be capable of fully remedying the root of the environmental problems.

Eco Liberty Conclusion: Geoengineering has been going on for decades. Now Harvard Scientist want to spray Sulfur into the sky in attempt to stop global warming. In fact the solar activity has been in decline since the 1980s in solar cycle 21. Now sun is coming the end of solar cycle 24 and soon enter into solar sun 25. Harvard been to geoengineer the sky spray Inject Calcium Carbonate or Sulfur (S) into the earth atmosphere in an attempt to stop man made global warming. For I have no idea what Calcium Carbonate can do the atmosphere or the soil but I know what happen when Sulfur dioxide get into the atmosphere it block out the sun. We all know that plants need sunlight to grow; having planes that inject sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere to block out the sun to cool the planet even negativity affects the agriculture around the planet. Eco Liberty to Harvard University “I say no go to your geoengineering program”. Thing is that happen when big massive volcano erupted while the Harvard University geoengineering program when live? The video down below (Adapt 2030: What Happens if a VEI-7 Eruption Occurs When Harvard’s Geoengineering Program is Live? (768)

That Why Harvard’s Geoengineering Program is a no go having aluminium (Al), barium (Ba) and strontium (Sr) is already bad enough and still don’t any idea what will do the atmosphere, the water and the soil but I do know what aluminium (Al) does the human body and there a link to wikipedia see what effect aluminium has on the human body also on animals and the environment https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium#Toxicity
All Geoengineering progarm should stop now and let nature take it’s cause. If you want the read about the Harvard University Geoengineering program heres the link below.
https://geoengineering.environment.harvard.edu/geoengineering

CALIFORNIA IS LOOKING TO TAX DRINKING WATER

Dailycaller.com
19 March 2019
Timonthy Snowball

California is known for a lot of things: Ronald Reagan, Hollywood, beaches, hippies, student protests — and some of the most relentlessly progressive politicians in the entire country.

Simply put, the government of California is out of control. In total, the state added 1,016new laws to the books in 2019, including a silly “straw ban,” intrusive requirements for children’s menus and yet another minimum wage increase. At virtually every level of Californians’ lives, state policymakers are ready to step in and interfere. From the cradle to the grave.

Now it seems the new governor, Gavin Newsom, is anxious to make his own contribution to the ever-expanding role of government in our lives by taxing some of our most basic necessities in an unprecedented power grab.

In his ineffable wisdom, the newly elected governor has proposed a statewide tax on, of all things, California’s drinking water. Newsom plans to dedicate the new tax revenues to programs to help communities clean up contaminated water sites. Improving the quality of drinking water may be a worthy goal, but the water tax proposal is a case study in the failures of progressive policymaking.

First, critics note that the new tax would be difficult and costly to administer. Jon Coupal of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association said the proposed water tax is emblematic “of California’s knee-jerk reaction to default to a new tax whenever there’s a new problem.”

“It isn’t sound policy to tax a resource that is essential to life,” the Association of California Water Agencies noted, a coalition of public water agencies throughout the state. “The combined local administrative costs would exceed the combined statewide water tax revenue collected with local water bills.”

But more than concerns over the cost of the new tax or its administrability, is the simple fact that it runs counter to the will of the California electorate.

In the last election, voters defeated a statewide measure proposed to allocate $500 million in bond funding to ensure compliance with drinking water standards. According to a statewide poll conducted by Tulchin Research in 2018, 73 percent of likely California voters oppose the proposed tax on drinking water.

“Opposition to this proposed statewide tax on drinking water holds true among every major demographic group in the state,” Tulchin notes. “In a rare display of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans oppose the tax by nearly identical margins as do voters in both Northern and Southern California and voters in all ethnic groups.”

One key to understanding the unpopularity of the water tax is that California is already among the most heavily taxed states in the country. The Foundation for Economic Freedom reports that California already has one of the largest tax burdens in the country, pointing out that “In 2017, the state collected $82 billion in tax revenue — nearly $4 billion more than expected.”

Yet despite the state’s enviable financial status, Newsom’s plan to improve the quality of drinking water in the state appears to be taken from the usual liberal playbook: More taxes and more government as the solution for every societal problem.

But this suggests a lack of creative thinking on the part of the governor. There are, in fact, other solutions to the problem of contaminated water, experts say. “We think the problem can be solved without a tax,” says Cindy Tuck, deputy executive director of the ACWA.

One promising non-tax alternative to improving California’s drinking water is the Safe Drinking Water Trust funded by the state’s general fund during years with a budget surplus, as proposed by ACWA and California Municipal Utilities Association. According to Water Tax Facts, “The net income from the trust would create a durable funding source that will help community water systems in disadvantaged communities provide access to safe drinking water.”

If the governor is sincere in his desire to address water quality, he should first explore how alternative mechanisms like the Water Trust could be strengthened before he demands more money from already hard-pressed California taxpayers.

For now, the proposed water tax is further evidence that the state’s liberal politicians are all wet. And if they get their way, the rest of us will simply be hung out to dry.

Timothy Snowball is an attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation, a public interest law firm.


The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of The Daily Caller.

GREEN KILLERS: CONGO’S MINERS DYING TO FEED WORLD’S HUNGER FOR ELECTRIC CARS

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Date: 21/03/19
Christina Lamb, The Sunday Times

Exploited by Chinese firms, workers as young as nine risk their lives to feed the world’s growing hunger for cobalt. 

Solange Kanena sits on her broken orange sofa, heavily pregnant, resting. Looking around her three-room shack, she wonders how she will feed her eight children. Her husband died in a mining accident 10 days ago.

She has never held an iPhone and has no idea what an electric car is. But when the deep, muddy tunnel collapsed on her husband, he was digging for a commodity that is critical to the batteries of both: cobalt.

Last year about 70% of the world’s supply came from the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the poorest, most violent and corrupt places on Earth. Much of its cobalt comes from around this town.

“Without DR Congo there is no electric car industry and no green revolution,” said Anneke Van Woudenberg, head of Rights and Accountability in Development (Raid), a UK-based campaign group.

It is estimated that 125m electric vehicles will be on the road by 2030, about 40 times more than at present. Britain is among a number of countries planning to phase out petrol and diesel in the next 20 years.

However, while electric car owners might feel happy about cutting carbon emissions, the dark side of the green revolution is all too visible in Kolwezi’s modern-day gold rush.


Solange Kanena’s husband died in a mining accident; she is pregnant with her ninth child. Image: PAULA BRONSTEIN

In the shadow of shafts dug by huge multinational companies such as Glencore is what looks like a human anthill, one of the “artisanal” mines that account for 20% of production. Child labour is common and safety standards are non-existent.

In the Cinq Ans district, beneath every house is a warren of tunnels and holes, covered with sheets of orange tarpaulin, as hundreds of men and women dig into the red mud and children scurry about, bringing yellow jerrycans of water. There is even a hole beside a church where a gospel choir is in full song.

Known as creuseurs, or diggers, the miners use no equipment more sophisticated than spades, shovels and plastic head torches as they burrow into the ground looking for the tell-tale blue veins of cobalt. Those who strike lucky fill sacks with the metallic grey sludge.

Two holes sink to a dizzying depth in Tabue Joseph’s garden, where scrawny chickens peck at the earth. “A few years ago a local guy was digging a latrine in his yard and came across cobalt, so we all started,” he said.

“The conditions of mines are terrible,” said Josue Kashal, a lawyer for miners. “Any time a tunnel can collapse, but they keep going.”

Kanena knew how dangerous the job was. “I knew it was risky, particularly these days when it is raining,” she said. “But there is no other work.”

On February 28, when Alain did not come home she went to the hospital. “I found his dead body and collapsed crying,” she said.

There were nine bodies in all. But no accident was reported. According to Kashal, accidents are often kept secret: “They know the government and other partners may use it as an excuse to close the artisan mines and take over the land.”

Eco Liberty Conclusion: I do like the idea of an electric car but do like I the idea of a child as young as 9 be working the mines? No. There should be a rethink of a electric car battery that does not involve child labor; carbon battery is something looking into. But it’s always paid to remain skeptical.

Gun Control: A Tyrant’s Tool in World History

breitbart.com
10 November 2014
AWR Hawkins

Gun control is a tool that individual tyrants and various colonial rulers the world over have used to place—and keep—entire populations in a defenseless and subjective posture. 

Three examples that clearly illustrate the truth of this are Cambodia, China, and Nazi Germany.

Cambodia became a protectorate of France in 1893. And according to the Texas Review of Law and Politics (TRLP), the French government first introduced gun control into country in 1920, when they “restricted” the carrying of firearms. In 1938 “a rigorous system of gun licensing” was also put in place. After this, the gradual but certain chipping away at gun rights continued until—by 1953—”gun possession for self-defense, target-shooting, or collecting was banned.”

France pushed gun control because they feared an uprising, especially from Communists or anti-colonial insurgencies. Therefore, just as Democrats in 19th century America took pains to keep slaves from arming themselves and rising up, so too France took pains to be sure those within their protectorate could not rise up against them. 

It is worth noting that France’s efforts to disarm the Cambodian people gained so much momentum that gun control was still in place in 1956, three years after Cambodia was granted independence. Servility ran deep. 

TRLP also shows that Mao Tse-tung used guns to take control of China in 1949. Thereafter, he “disarmed the Chinese people” yet simultaneously claimed to rule in their name. Then, with a government that was armed to the teeth versus a people who had no means for self-defense, Mao “perpetrated the largest mass murder in the history of the world, killing approximately 20 million people.”

Chinese people were denied the dignity of private gun ownership for self-defense and were then slaughtered on a grand scale.

Enter World War II Germany, and words like Nazi, Auschwitz, Dachau, and Adolf Hilter immediately stir our minds to consider the level of atrocity one tyrant can perpetrate against an unarmed people. 

Breitbart News previously reported that Stephen P. Halbrook’s Gun Control in the Third Reich shines a light on Hitler’s use of gun control against the Jewish people and other “enemies of the state.” Hitler and his party implemented gun control systematically, like France did with the Cambodians, but he did so with far greater quickness, like Mao in China. 

Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in January 1933 and immediately began pushing for total power—for complete control of every aspect of government. One part of this pursuit was ridding himself of political and state enemies, and one way to accomplish this was by disarming those who could be described as “enemies of the state” or dangers within the state.

In October 1933, bans on the possessions of firearms by “persons dangerous to security” were drafted. One month later—on November 21—a more detailed draft made clear that National Socialists would enjoy the ability to buy firearms but other persons would not. Thus there was actually a push to relax gun laws—as far they applied to National Socialists—while simultaneously tightening them as they applied to “enemies of the state” and/or “subject races.”

A memorandum accompanying the November 21 gun control draft said: “The prerequisite for any relaxation of the current firearm law, however, is that the sentencing and police authorities proceed with merciless severity against any possession of a weapon by any enemy of the people and the state.”

Halbrook shows that by 1938, Hitler discarded the generic “enemy of the state” phraseology and simply said what he really meant—Jewish people could not own or possess guns. 

On November 10, 1938, German papers carried the news: “Jews Forbidden to Possess Weapons By Order of SS Reichsfuhrer Himmler, Munich, November 10.” The news was accompanied by this warning: “Persons who, according to the Nurnberg law, are regarded as Jews, are forbidden to possess any weapon. Violators will be condemned to a concentration camp and imprisoned for a period of up to 20 years.”

On November 9, 1938, a Jewish person could lawfully possess certain weapons. On November 10, they could not, and they faced a stiff prison sentence for doing otherwise. In 1942, unarmed Jews were sent to concentration camps and shot to death, gassed to death, starved to death, and killed in other ways too horrible to fathom. 

According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, some “six million Jews” were killed in this fashion. And that number does not include other unarmed “enemies of the state” who were killed in horrible ways as well. 

Gun control is a tyrant’s tool. 

homicides by persons holding firearms licences in NZ since 1998

Only 15 firearm licence holder have committed murder in the last 20 years according the NZ Police records. So do we think Jacinda’s new Gun laws is going to fix that?

Waikanae Watch

As expected, PM Jacinda initiated her semi-automatic firearms ban, but the statistics below contained in an OIA response last December and reproduced on the Police website show why until last Friday there wasn’t an issue.

The next terrorist (and Islamic State have called for an attack in retaliation) will need to obtain an assault rifle illegally, use bombs (the most popular choice for Muslim terrorists overseas) on drones or in a truck, or just use a big truck to mow people down as has happened in overseas cities like Nice, Berlin, Stockholm, Barcelona, London…

Hmm.  Is Jacinda going to fix the real reason last Friday happened — big time security intelligence failure?

Police OIA-1

Police OIA-2

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