Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Climate Exchange’

Have you noticed how the name has been changed on the Cap and Trade bill yet again? Remember it was originally called the Climate Bill, and then you figured that out. Then it became Cap and Trade and everyone seemed to figure out what that was. Plus, people had a lot of great nicknames for it: Cap and Tax, Crap and Tax, Knee-Cap and Tax.  Then true to form, the Progressives have brought it out as the American Power Act. Oh, that sounds so great. It surely will be something good for America! Yeah… right.

John Kerry told us the other day that the churches are really supporting this climate change bill. Yeah, there is a group for it, too. The National Council of Churches of Christ Eco-Justice Programs. You can donate to them to if you really want. Now if you click on the Donate button of their website and scroll down to the bottom of the page you find out where their money goes to. It goes to the group Now when you go to their website you find this, their slogan, “wiring the Progressive movement.” Here is what they say about themselves “DemocracyInAction, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization itself, believes technology can be a decisive force for social change. We exist to empower those who share our values of ecological and social justice to advance the progressive agenda.” Folks, they are trying to hijack your religion and your churches for political gain.

Do you remember a little while back when I told you about the Chicago Climate Exchange? Well, there is more to this story. A guy by the name of Maurice Strong is on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Climate Exchange. According to Maurice Strong this was an idea for a novel, except Maurice Strong has never written a novel.

“What if a small group of these world leaders were to conclude that the principal risk to the earth comes from the actions of the rich countries. In order to save the planet, the group decides: isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring this about.”  Calgary Sun December 2, 2002

Now his resume gets really interesting. He is currently an adviser to China. He was the “godfather” of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol and is currently a key player in the United Nations. At one point in time he served on the “Commission of Global Governance.” He pushed for $6 billion dollars in reparations to be sent from the industrialized world to poorer countries because of environmental degradation. When Al Gore was in the Senate they worked together on climate issues. Al Gore would later steer $33 million dollars of tax payer money to Strong’s company the Molten Metal Technology Company. The only source of income for this company was this $33 million dollars. The company eventually folded, but not before strong walked away with $16 million dollars.

When does the corruption end and when do more Americans, WAKE UP!

Well, the story continues. This continues the story that I started on my last post.

After leaving Fannie Mae Franklin Raines decided to move on to another Progressive group, Enterprise Community Partners. Yet we find another employee of Goldman Sachs, Alicia Glenn. What does Enterprise do? Funny you should ask, they specialize in “affordable housing.” Ah yes, the same phrase that got us involved in this mess in the first place. Enterprise has partnered with that great community organizing group ACORN in the past. Here’s their mission statement:

“Central to our mission is Enterprise’s fundamental commitment to give people living in poverty an opportunity to move up and out. We believe that these opportunities are best provided in communities with a diverse mix of affordable and market housing options, access to jobs and social supports, and a strong commitment to the environment and civic participation.”

Franklin Raines decides to go to the Joyce Foundation to ask for money from the Joyce Foundation. This is the group that helped start the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) when Barack Obama sat on the board in 2000-2001. There is also a lot of Goldman Sachs money tied up in this. Together, Franklin Raines and the Joyce Foundation start The Emerald Cities Collaborative. They are a “start-up, national coalition of diverse groups that includes unions, labor groups, community organizations, social justice activists, socially responsible businesses, and elected officials.” Huh?  Their mission is to be “united around the goal of rapidly greening our nation’s central cities and their surrounding metropolitan regions.” Here let me translate the liberal speak for you, Cap and Trade and any other brainless “green” initiative you can think of. The Board of Directors of Emerald Cities include Gerry Hudson (SEIU, service employees union), Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins (Green for All, affiliated with Van Jones, self-avowed communist, several posts on Jones available here), and Jack Hayn and Art Lujan (AFL-CIO, labor union). All three of these previous groups can be directly tied to the White House and the Obama administration.

There must of course be a mastermind of Emerald Cities. Enter the new character, Joel Rogers. He helped to found Emerald Cities in December of 2009. He also helped found the “New Party.” Their slogan:  “A Fair Democracy, A Real Democracy, A New Party.” They were socialists and they endorsed Barack way back when he was running for state senate in Chicago in 1996. Now the New Party has since become the old party and was dissolved in 1998. I guess it’s hard to find that many socialists to keep a third party running in America, its easier to become a Democrat. Joel Rogers also helped to found the Apollo Alliance. They helped write the wildly unsuccessful Obama stimulus. At one point and time Van Jones was on the board of directors of the Apollo Alliance.

Andy Stern, former chief of SEIU, and the person that visited Obama the most during his first year in the White House, had this to say about Joel Rogers. “Nobody outside the American labor movement has shaped our present thinking as profoundly.”

From a video of Van Jones on Joel Rogers when he was working as the Green Jobs Czar for Obama: “I also want to take a little bit of time before I get to my comments to brag a little bit on Joel Rogers. If I were Joel Rogers I would be insufferably proud. I wouldn’t be able to walk around, my head would be huge! The best thinking that he represents…is now represented, is reflected in the white house.” January 2009

Well…I feel better. Don’t you?

Ok, I know I seem obsessed with Goldman Sachs, but there is something just wrong about this whole situation and the more I learn the more suspicious I become. As usual the truth is pretty crazy and goes to show you that trust is not something anybody in WADC deserves right now. Stick with me here, this is kind of lengthy, but very informative.

In 2000-2001 the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) ( received start-up capital from The Joyce Foundation (, $347,000 dollars to be exact in 2000. The Chicago Climate Echange is a place where companies can voluntarily purchase carbon credits. If you don’t understand this process it is pretty asinine. A big company that produces lots and lots of CO2 buys “carbon credits” to offset their “destruction” of the environment, this money is then redistributed to a small company in a country where they don’t produce a lot of CO2. The liberals will tell you they are saving the planet, but the reality is that it’s just a scheme for redistribution of wealth. Anyway, the Joyce Foundation is a unique entity. It’s kind of like a place for rich liberals to sort-of launder their money. They give money, The Joyce Foundation then gives this money to pet projects, but the key is that the money cannot be traced. Of course you go to their website and they don’t exactly tell you this, but you look at their policy issues and you learn real quick what side of the political fence they stand on. It is estimated that the climate change market, if fully incorporated into our economy, could be up to $10 trillion dollars. Now remember the CCX is currently voluntary, unless of course Cap and Trade is passed, then it’s not.

London based Generation Investment Management purchased a stake in the CCX, they are now the fifth largest stakeholder in the CCX. Now guess who is chairman and founder of Generation Investment Managment. It’s Al Gore! A cofounder of this company is David Blood, now he works for Goldman Sachs. Yep, Peter Harris another founder, works for Goldman Sachs, and then there is Mark Ferguson who works for Goldman Sachs. In 2006 Goldman Sachs decided that the Generation Investment Management was such a great deal that they bought 10% of the entire company!

Now to keep track of the CO2 that is produced by a company you of course need a device to do so. A patent was created by CEO Carlton Bartels. Bartels was killed in the 9/11 attacks, but his wife carried on for him. She sold the patent to Franklin Raines, yeah that guy, the corrupt former CEO of Fannie Mae, the same one that left with one of the largest Golden Parachutes ever seen. The US Patent and Trade office ok’ed the patent for this technology on Nov. 6th 2006, the day after the Democrats took control of Congress. Coincidence I am sure.

By the way, who sat on the board of The Joyce Foundation in 2000-2001? Yep, you guessed it, our hero Barry Obama. Mr. “I am going to stand up to the evil companies” himself. He was there until 2002.

Something is insanely wrong. As I mentioned in a previous email, Goldman Sachs donated $4.5 million dollars to the Democrats in the 2008 calendar year, another $1.5 million to the Republicans, and then spent an additional $6 million in lobbying. I honestly think this dog and pony show with Goldman Sachs, is simply that, it’s a political maneuver to keep you, the angry American distracted while the collusion continues between this company and our “leaders” in Washington.

For those in Missouri it gets even better. Take Roy Blunt. On top of being the number one Republican recipient of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac funds in the US Congress in 2008. Roy took $20,000 from Fannie Mae alone. Roy Blunt received $15,500 from, yep, you guessed it Goldman Sachs. This is why I will be voting for Chuck Purgason in the primary in August. Now in fairness Mr. Blunt has been against Cap and Trade and I don’t think he is tied up in to all of this above. But I just find it curious when Mr. Blunt claims to be the people’s candidate.

If this doesn’t make you mad, check yourself for a pulse.