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May 31 2012

Imposing Cap & Trade Through LOST

The insane LOST treaty that Obama et al. are trying to sneak through the Senate would do much more than redistribute $billions of Americans’ money to Third World dictatorships. It would cripple the economy by inflicting backdoor Cap & Trade. Unsurprisingly, the treasonous Hanoi John Kerry is behind the latest maneuver:

President Obama’s plans to pass economy killing cap and trade regulations may have died in the Senate in 2010. But, if Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., gets his way, they will be resurrected after the presidential election.

At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Wednesday, Kerry announced that he would not be submitting the United Nations Conventions on the Law of the Sea (LOST) before the November election. Instead, Kerry intends to hold a series of hearings before the election, building the case for passage, before pushing the treaty in a lame duck session. This is the exact same game plan Kerry executed to pass the New START treaty in the 2010 lame duck.

Demorrhoids would have you believe that sacrificing American sovereignty to supranational entities will enhance our security. Obviously, it will not. The real purpose is to inflict devastatingly harmful regulations while evading responsibility in the public mind.

Here is how it would work: In much the same way that the contract you signed to get your credit card contains a binding arbitration clause, every country that signs LOST submits themselves to the jurisdiction of international tribunals for “maritime disputes” with other signatory countries.

When you hear the term “maritime dispute” you might think of something like an argument over shipping lanes. But LOST also obligates signatories to “take all measures necessary to ensure that activities under their jurisdiction or control are so conducted as not to cause damage by pollution to other States and their environment.” Carbons emissions are considered “pollution” according to most sources of international law.

So, if the Senate approves LOST this December, any country who believes they are being harmed by global warming could force the U.S. into binding arbitration, most likely in front of the Annex VII Arbitral Tribunal, LOST’s default dispute resolution forum.

Any judgment from that tribunal would not only be final, it could not be appealed, and it would be immediately enforceable in U.S. federal court. In 1982, a similar arbitration body forced Canada to set caps on their sulfur dioxide emissions causing industry to spend millions on mitigation efforts. A LOST tribunal could set similar caps on U.S. carbon emissions, triggering trillions in economic damages.

Anyone who attempts to turn over American sovereignty to hostile foreigners is a traitor by definition; it should come as no surprise that their motivations are malevolent.

john kerry
Still plotting his revenge on America for 2004.

On a tip from Conan.

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  • StanInTexas

    john Kerry is already a traitor to this nation for his actions in and after the Vietnam War. He does not need to be in the Senate, he needs to be tried and punished for his treason!

  • Jeff

    Fully concern with what StaninTexas posted. John Kerry is scum of the earth vermin. I have nothing but utter and total contempt for that POS.

  • TheRonPaulSteve

    But he won’t dock is boat in MA to avoid the higher taxes.

  • Kanaka Girl

    It is my understanding this treaty would also turn over all US oil and mineral rights to the UN. Since the UN is largely comprised of militant anti-Americans, imagine what that would do to our energy prices. We need to overwhelm our senators with phone calls saying hell no! Any Senator that votes for this should be tried immediately for treason.

  • IslandLifer

    These American hating politicians need to be hung for the entire world to see, after a speedy trial of course. Like they did in the days of pirates and a sign that states “Traitors Will Be Executed”

  • Amazed

    “Anyone who attempts to turn over American sovereignty to hostile foreigners is a traitor by definition;…”

    You mean like our President, who has already ceded US territory in Alaska to Russia? They are surely not our friends. Good grief.

  • whotothewhat

    The one speed bump to total world domination by the elites has been the USA once we are subdued due to economic collapse and strife which this present Government has been working overtime on, they will have won. We will hold this criminals responsible who sold us and children out. And their will not be any court or lawyers just a rope and a tree.

  • KHarn

    The United States fought the War of 1812 to secure the free navigation and use of international waters.

    LOST makes any wrecks or lost cargo in international waters UN property. It would also affect fishermen who would have to pay “fees” for their catch. That last part may not be in the treaty NOW, but it will be.

  • joeh

    Kerry needs to be tried for treason.

  • sablegsd

    Why don’t we shoot traitors anymore?

  • John

    Cap and trade is a right-wing idea. Get over yourselves. The left-wing and correct solution to the problem of CO2 causing anthropogenic climate change is a carbon tax.

    God you preople are either stupid or evil or both.

  • chuck in st paul

    project you much there John

    In point of fact all this carbon BS is a watermellon campaign to take more and more money from the nation’s workers for zero benefit to the nation. CO2 is plant food and currently is at a historical LOW.

    The correct ‘solution’ to CO2 is to walk away and stop obsessing about it while getting your hand off my wallet.

  • grayjohn

    This and act of treason and an act of war and should be dealt with accordingly.

  • TED

    John Kerry, another worthless a$$hole the DemocRATS thought was worthy of being president. An excellent example of far WRONG they are! As well as anything HE supports.

  • Jodie

    John Kerry will be continuing his revenge against America and quest for world domination at the Bilderberg meeting. Here’s the guest list:

    Bilderberg Meetings
    Chantilly, Virginia, USA, 31 May-3 June 2012

    Final List of Participants

    Chairman

    FRA

    Castries, Henri de

    Chairman and CEO, AXA Group

    DEU

    Ackermann, Josef

    Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG

    GBR

    Agius, Marcus

    Chairman, Barclays plc

    USA

    Ajami, Fouad

    Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University

    USA

    Alexander, Keith B.

    Commander, US Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency

    INT

    Almunia, Joaquín

    Vice-President – Commissioner for Competition, European Commission

    USA

    Altman, Roger C.

    Chairman, Evercore Partners

    PRT

    Amado, Luís

    Chairman, Banco Internacional do Funchal (BANIF)

    NOR

    Andresen, Johan H.

    Owner and CEO, FERD

    FIN

    Apunen, Matti

    Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA

    TUR

    Babacan, Ali

    Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs

    PRT

    Balsemão, Francisco Pinto

    President and CEO, Impresa; Former Prime Minister

    FRA

    Baverez, Nicolas

    Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

    FRA

    Béchu, Christophe

    Senator, and Chairman, General Council of Maine-et-Loire

    BEL

    Belgium, H.R.H. Prince Philippe of

    TUR

    Berberoğlu, Enis

    Editor-in-Chief, Hürriyet Newspaper

    ITA

    Bernabè, Franco

    Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia

    GBR

    Boles, Nick

    Member of Parliament

    SWE

    Bonnier, Jonas

    President and CEO, Bonnier AB

    NOR

    Brandtzæg, Svein Richard

    President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA

    AUT

    Bronner, Oscar

    Publisher, Der Standard Medienwelt

    SWE

    Carlsson, Gunilla

    Minister for International Development Cooperation

    CAN

    Carney, Mark J.

    Governor, Bank of Canada

    ESP

    Cebrián, Juan Luis

    CEO, PRISA; Chairman, El País

    AUT

    Cernko, Willibald

    CEO, UniCredit Bank Austria AG

    FRA

    Chalendar, Pierre André de

    Chairman and CEO, Saint-Gobain

    DNK

    Christiansen, Jeppe

    CEO, Maj Invest

    RUS

    Chubais, Anatoly B.

    CEO, OJSC RUSNANO

    CAN

    Clark, W. Edmund

    Group President and CEO, TD Bank Group

    GBR

    Clarke, Kenneth

    Member of Parliament, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of Justice

    USA

    Collins, Timothy C.

    CEO and Senior Managing Director, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC

    ITA

    Conti, Fulvio

    CEO and General Manager, Enel S.p.A.

    USA

    Daniels, Jr., Mitchell E.

    Governor of Indiana

    USA

    DeMuth, Christopher

    Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute

    USA

    Donilon, Thomas E.

    National Security Advisor, The White House

    GBR

    Dudley, Robert

    Group Chief Executive, BP plc

    ITA

    Elkann, John

    Chairman, Fiat S.p.A.

    DEU

    Enders, Thomas

    CEO, Airbus

    USA

    Evans, J. Michael

    Vice Chairman, Global Head of Growth Markets, Goldman Sachs & Co.

    AUT

    Faymann, Werner

    Federal Chancellor

    DNK

    Federspiel, Ulrik

    Executive Vice President, Haldor Topsøe A/S

    USA

    Ferguson, Niall

    Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University

    GBR

    Flint, Douglas J.

    Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc

    CHN

    Fu, Ying

    Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs

    IRL

    Gallagher, Paul

    Former Attorney General; Senior Counsel

    USA

    Gephardt, Richard A.

    President and CEO, Gephardt Group

    GRC

    Giannitsis, Anastasios

    Former Minister of Interior; Professor of Development and International Economics, University of Athens

    USA

    Goolsbee, Austan D.

    Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

    USA

    Graham, Donald E.

    Chairman and CEO, The Washington Post Company

    ITA

    Gruber, Lilli

    Journalist – Anchorwoman, La 7 TV

    INT

    Gucht, Karel de

    Commissioner for Trade, European Commission

    NLD

    Halberstadt, Victor

    Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings

    USA

    Harris, Britt

    CIO, Teacher Retirement System of Texas

    USA

    Hoffman, Reid

    Co-founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn

    CHN

    Huang, Yiping

    Professor of Economics, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University

    USA

    Huntsman, Jr., Jon M.

    Chairman, Huntsman Cancer Foundation

    DEU

    Ischinger, Wolfgang

    Chairman, Munich Security Conference; Global Head Government Relations, Allianz SE

    RUS

    Ivanov, Igor S.

    Associate member, Russian Academy of Science; President, Russian International Affairs Council

    FRA

    Izraelewicz, Erik

    CEO, Le Monde

    USA

    Jacobs, Kenneth M.

    Chairman and CEO, Lazard

    USA

    Johnson, James A.

    Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC

    USA

    Jordan, Jr., Vernon E.

    Senior Managing Director, Lazard

    USA

    Karp, Alexander

    CEO, Palantir Technologies

    USA

    Karsner, Alexander

    Executive Chairman, Manifest Energy, Inc

    FRA

    Karvar, Anousheh

    Inspector, Inter-ministerial Audit and Evaluation Office for Social, Health, Employment and Labor Policies

    RUS

    Kasparov, Garry

    Chairman, United Civil Front (of Russia)

    GBR

    Kerr, John

    Independent Member, House of Lords

    USA

    Kerry, John

    Senator for Massachusetts

    TUR

    Keyman, E. Fuat

    Director, Istanbul Policy Center and Professor of International Relations, Sabanci University

    USA

    Kissinger, Henry A.

    Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.

    USA

    Kleinfeld, Klaus

    Chairman and CEO, Alcoa

    TUR

    Koç, Mustafa

    Chairman, Koç Holding A.Ş.

    DEU

    Koch, Roland

    CEO, Bilfinger Berger SE

    INT

    Kodmani, Bassma

    Member of the Executive Bureau and Head of Foreign Affairs, Syrian National Council

    USA

    Kravis, Henry R.

    Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

    USA

    Kravis, Marie-Josée

    Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

    INT

    Kroes, Neelie

    Vice President, European Commission; Commissioner for Digital Agenda

    USA

    Krupp, Fred

    President, Environmental Defense Fund

    INT

    Lamy, Pascal

    Director-General, World Trade Organization

    ITA

    Letta, Enrico

    Deputy Leader, Democratic Party (PD)

    ISR

    Levite, Ariel E.

    Nonresident Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    USA

    Li, Cheng

    Director of Research and Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution

    USA

    Lipsky, John

    Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University

    USA

    Liveris, Andrew N.

    President, Chairman and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company

    DEU

    Löscher, Peter

    President and CEO, Siemens AG

    USA

    Lynn, William J.

    Chairman and CEO, DRS Technologies, Inc.

    GBR

    Mandelson, Peter

    Member, House of Lords; Chairman, Global Counsel

    USA

    Mathews, Jessica T.

    President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    DEN

    Mchangama, Jacob

    Director of Legal Affairs, Center for Political Studies (CEPOS)

    CAN

    McKenna, Frank

    Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group

    USA

    Mehlman, Kenneth B.

    Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

    GBR

    Micklethwait, John

    Editor-in-Chief, The Economist

    FRA

    Montbrial, Thierry de

    President, French Institute for International Relations

    PRT

    Moreira da Silva, Jorge

    First Vice-President, Partido Social Democrata (PSD)

    USA

    Mundie, Craig J.

    Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation

    DEU

    Nass, Matthias

    Chief International Correspondent, Die Zeit

    NLD

    Netherlands, H.M. the Queen of the

    ESP

    Nin Génova, Juan María

    Deputy Chairman and CEO, Caixabank

    IRL

    Noonan, Michael

    Minister for Finance

    USA

    Noonan, Peggy

    Author, Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

    FIN

    Ollila, Jorma

    Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell, plc

    USA

    Orszag, Peter R.

    Vice Chairman, Citigroup

    GRC

    Papalexopoulos, Dimitri

    Managing Director, Titan Cement Co.

    NLD

    Pechtold, Alexander

    Parliamentary Leader, Democrats ’66 (D66)

    USA

    Perle, Richard N.

    Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

    NLD

    Polman, Paul

    CEO, Unilever PLC

    CAN

    Prichard, J. Robert S.

    Chair, Torys LLP

    ISR

    Rabinovich, Itamar

    Global Distinguished Professor, New York University

    GBR

    Rachman, Gideon

    Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, The Financial Times

    USA

    Rattner, Steven

    Chairman, Willett Advisors LLC

    CAN

    Redford, Alison M.

    Premier of Alberta

    CAN

    Reisman, Heather M.

    CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.

    DEU

    Reitzle, Wolfgang

    CEO & President, Linde AG

    USA

    Rogoff, Kenneth S.

    Professor of Economics, Harvard University

    USA

    Rose, Charlie

    Executive Editor and Anchor, Charlie Rose

    USA

    Ross, Dennis B.

    Counselor, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

    POL

    Rostowski, Jacek

    Minister of Finance

    USA

    Rubin, Robert E.

    Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury

    NLD

    Rutte, Mark

    Prime Minister

    ESP

    Sáenz de Santamaría Antón, Soraya

    Vice President and Minister for the Presidency

    NLD

    Scheffer, Paul

    Professor of European Studies, Tilburg University

    USA

    Schmidt, Eric E.

    Executive Chairman, Google Inc.

    AUT

    Scholten, Rudolf

    Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG

    FRA

    Senard, Jean-Dominique

    CEO, Michelin Group

    USA

    Shambaugh, David

    Director, China Policy Program, George Washington University

    INT

    Sheeran, Josette

    Vice Chairman, World Economic Forum

    FIN

    Siilasmaa, Risto

    Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nokia Corporation

    USA

    Speyer, Jerry I.

    Chairman and Co-CEO, Tishman Speyer

    CHE

    Supino, Pietro

    Chairman and Publisher, Tamedia AG

    IRL

    Sutherland, Peter D.

    Chairman, Goldman Sachs International

    USA

    Thiel, Peter A.

    President, Clarium Capital / Thiel Capital

    TUR

    Timuray, Serpil

    CEO, Vodafone Turkey

    DEU

    Trittin, Jürgen

    Parliamentary Leader, Alliance 90/The Greens

    GRC

    Tsoukalis, Loukas

    President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy

    FIN

    Urpilainen, Jutta

    Minister of Finance

    CHE

    Vasella, Daniel L.

    Chairman, Novartis AG

    INT

    Vimont, Pierre

    Executive Secretary General, European External Action Service

    GBR

    Voser, Peter

    CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc

    SWE

    Wallenberg, Jacob

    Chairman, Investor AB

    USA

    Warsh, Kevin

    Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University

    GBR

    Wolf, Martin H.

    Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times

    USA

    Wolfensohn, James D.

    Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and Company

    CAN

    Wright, Nigel S.

    Chief of Staff, Office of the Prime Minister

    USA

    Yergin, Daniel

    Chairman, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates

    INT

    Zoellick, Robert B.

    President, The World Bank Group

    Rapporteurs

    GBR

    Bredow, Vendeline von

    Business Correspondent, The Economist

    GBR

    Wooldridge, Adrian D.

    Foreign Correspondent, The Economist

    http://www.infowars.com/bilderberg-2012-the-official-list-of-participants/

  • Jodie

    Sorry, that copy and paste did not turn out well.

  • Sgt Stadenko

    Yeah, not well at all.

    John says:

    Cap and trade is a right-wing idea.

    Al Gore will be surprised to discover he’s a “right-winger”. The Gaia Messiah stood to make tens of $Millions had that ridiculous scheme succeeded, so I guess that makes him a “capitalist pig” in some quarters. No, both “cap and trade” and the “carbon tax” (I assume you are talking about carbon dioxide, but who knows with you people) are far-left environmental wacko ideas. Except you morons got them out of sequence:

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it.”

    How many metric tonnes of CO2 does a human being exhale in a lifetime? Will each individual have to pay a tax to keep breathing after a certain number of years?

  • http://controversy.freeforums.org/ FuzzyRider

    John- You are not keeping up. Man-made global climate change has been pretty well debunked, much like phrenology was 100+ years ago.

  • grayjohn

    @ John.
    “You people” You people? Damn John, that sure sounds RACIST!. Liberals are all RACIST! John. God, you people are not only evil, you are RACIST!. Get over yourselves and stop wanking to Al Gore speeches.

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