The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday – 5th December 2019

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  1. Latest on the US Democratic Party “Impeachment into Trump inquiry” results so far is – “Nothing to see here” according to the Democratic impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

    Democratic Party you are a wasting lots of valuable of time here,

    Question is ; US democratic Party- Why don’t you get on to fix our planet will you.!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What is a fitting quote here is; “US Democratic Party is siting doing nothing while Rome burns”

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-gop-report-says-no-evidence-for-trump-impeachment-warns-of-dangerous-precedent

    Quote;
    “The fact that Republicans may be derelict in their duty does not relieve us of our obligation to uphold and defend the Constitution,” Schiff tweeted last week.

    Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., also ripped Trump for not fully cooperating with Congress.

    “If the President thinks the call was ‘perfect’ and there is nothing to hide then he would turn over the thousands of pages of documents requested by Congress, allow witnesses to testify instead of blocking testimony with baseless privilege claims, and provide any exculpatory information that refutes the overwhelming evidence of his abuse of power,” he said in a statement.

  2. Mounting evidence of the corruption of Nzfirst in general and Shane Jones in particular. Forrestry is being used worldwide to hide movements of large sums of cash aided by governments eager to fall over themselves in support of “tree planting” . Green wash at its best. The sort of climate iniative that Nzfirst can really get behind.

    http://norightturn.blogspot.com/2019/12/a-coincidence.html?m=1

    Reason posted a link a few days ago about this in Indonesia and Malaysia and the links that forestry companys in NZ have to the rape and pillage of those forests.

    • Add the ‘national airline’ with their bullshit ‘carbon offset’ program they offer flyers:
      https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/sustainability-customer-carbon-offset
      https://p-airnz.com/cms/assets/PDFs/carbon-offsetting-transcript.pdf

      Feelgood green-washing, which achieves nothing. Where are all those trees going to be planted? On farmland now used to produce food, or in the Amazon and Tundra of Siberia, to replace what is being felled and burnt due to greed and climate change devastation?

      Sadly the mostly ignorant fall for it, and think, hey, I can carry on as per usual, just make a little donation, and all is good.

      https://www.theguardian.com/environment/series/greenwash+carbon-offset-projects

    • That’s a bit of a worry. I remember a story from say 1970-80’s about the Europeans putting investment money into forestry in poor areas. I think some very poor island, might be Sardinia started fires to burn down standing shrubs or forest so they could get the investment and the work planting new stuff. Perverse incentives – unforeseen consequences. Only if you leave out of economic considerations the cunning calculations of humankind, and our deviousness in how to turn good fortune in our direction. Just think of the current stories getting round of young firefighters lighting the fires they take part in battling.

  3. Emissions Trading Act, climate crisis virtue signalling and much else, the government seems totally insincere when it comes to actually addressing the causes, i.e. CO2 and other emissions leading to global warming:
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/117929994/petrol-companies-told-by-regulator-how-to-improve

    So cheaper petrol for all, that is what they want, what an ‘achievement’?!

    Have they got their heads up their big bums, or are they rather concerned to keep the fossil fuel addicted population of this no-hoper territory at the backside of Earth as ‘happy consumers’???

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