“And the Gentiles are lifted up in the pride of their eyes, and have stumbled, because of the greatness of their stumbling block, that they have built up many churches; nevertheless, they put down the power and miracles of God, and preach up unto themselves their own wisdom and their own learning, that they may get gain and grind upon the face of the poor.”

2 Nephi 26:20

This page has written about Global Warming before. The first was a rebuttal to a “documentary” about global warming called ‘An Inconvenient Truth’. Then about how Al Gore personally benefits financially from the purchase of carbon credits and a third post about environmental activism reaching out to force everyone to change how they live.

Since then, Al Gore’s movie won an Oscar and Al Gore has been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize apparently for all of the peacefulness caused by whipping up environmental activists into a frenzy about how we are killing the planet. Al Gore is in good company with others who have won the Nobel Peace Prize. Former winners include:

1- President Jimmy Carter whose efforts as president laid the foundation for our current conflict with Iran including the 400+ day hostage crisis and also to the theft of atomic bomb secrets by the Chinese Army.

2- Kofi Annan and the United Nations that led a world class effort to make as much money as possible from the Iraq Oil for Food program.

3- Yasser Arafat that led the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) for many years. The PLO had as one of its’ stated goals the complete elimination of the State of Israel. The PLO was not a country and did not have any defined geographical organization and was still given a place in the U.N. (birds of a feather and all).

4- United Nations Peace Keeping Forces also received the award. This was before the “sex for food” scandal and wide spread allegations of rape perpetrated by the U.N. Peace keepers.

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Now that Al Gore is even more of a media darling and people are seeking to recruit him to run for President in 2008, it seems one more global warming post is in order.

Carbon credits are making life more difficult for people in developing countries. 200 years ago, industrialized nations would manufacture items and produce things and then have colonies to have markets to sell their wares. This was true for the 13 Colonies of the United States, early Chinese-Western relations and in many other situations in modern history. Often, the technology was held back so that the colonies would remain in their comparatively backward state and the industrial leaders would continue to lead.

If you lived in a third world country but had access to a diesel powered water pump to irrigate your fields, it is not likely that you would voluntarily give up the engine and start pumping the water on your own power with a stair-master like device would you? That is what is potentially being forced on villages in rural India for carbon credits. Also, would you prefer to heat your home and cook your food by burning wood, or by burning manure? That is another measure that may be forced on villagers.

These foot powered pumps are called treadle pumps and what is even worse about them is:

These pumps were abolished in British prisons a century ago. It seems that what was considered an unacceptable form of punishment for British criminals in the past is looked upon as a positive eco-alternative to machinery for Indian peasants today.

It is unconscionable for people to be thinking in terms of carbon credits when every single purchase of them is causing more difficulty and problems for other people. “Grind upon the face of the poor” indeed.

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