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Friday, 14 July 2017 13:38

Congress declares climate change a national security threat

Written by  Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House decisively approved a defense policy bill on Friday that declares climate change a national security threat, demands rigorous oversight of the Pentagon’s cyber operations and rejects the Trump administration’s bid to close military bases.

Lawmakers voted 344-81 on Friday to pass the sweeping legislation. The bill authorizes $696 billion in defense spending for the 2018 fiscal year, including nearly $30 billion more for core Pentagon operations than President Donald Trump requested.

Yet defense hawks pushing the hardest for the big boost in spending still face an uphill battle. For the spending increases to materialize, Congress first will have to agree to roll back a 2011 law that set strict limits on military spending. But that won’t be easy. Lifting the so-called budget caps will face resistance from Democrats who are seeking to increase the budgets for other government agencies.

If a budget deal can’t be reached, Congress may be forced to fund the military through the use of stopgap spending bills. Under these short-term agreements, the Pentagon’s budget is set at current levels and the military services are barred from starting new programs.

“If you don’t raise the budget caps, this leaves us once again in the land of absurdity,” said Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash. Smith is the top ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee.

The bill includes a section that says global warming is “a direct threat to the national security.” It’s a potentially surprising addition given Trump’s publicly stated doubts about climate change and his recent decision to pull the U.S. out of the landmark accord aimed at combatting global warming.

The section requires the Pentagon to deliver a report to Congress detailing the impact of climate change on the armed forces. The climate change report also is to list the 10 military bases most vulnerable to rising oceans, increased flooding, wildfires and other effects of climate change.

Over White House objections, the bill added a bipartisan measure crafted by Smith and Rep. Mac Thornberry, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, requiring the Defense Department to inform Congress within 48 hours of “any sensitive military cyber operation.” Offensive and defensive cyber operations are covered by the notification requirement, although covert actions are exempt.

The bill also mandates that the department tell Congress, also within two days, about the results of any legal review by one of the military services of a cyber capability that is intended to be used as a weapon. Thornberry, a Texas Republican, has described the measure as a way to promote greater transparency and accountability for one of the most classified elements of the American arsenal.

But the Trump White House insists that Congress already is kept well-informed of major cyber operations.

“This provision would risk exposure, and potentially restrict use, of cyber capabilities; jeopardize foreign partnership cooperation; and impose additional, unwarranted administrative requirements on DOD,” the White House said in a statement earlier this week.

The bill rejected the Trump administration’s request that the Pentagon be given the authority to start a new round of military base closings in 2021. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the Armed Services Committee last month that closing excess installations would save $10 billion over a five-year period. He said the savings which could be used to acquire four nuclear submarines or dozens of jet fighters.

But military installations are prized possessions in congressional districts and lawmakers refused to go along with Trump just as they denied former President Barack Obama’s bid to shutter facilities.

Before voting on final passage, 27 Republicans joined Democrats to turn aside a contentious amendment crafted by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., that would have required the Pentagon to identify “Islamic religious doctrines, concepts, or schools of thought” used by the Islamic State and other terrorist groups for recruitment, financing or propaganda purposes.

The assessments, according to Franks’ amendment, also would pinpoint “key thought leaders” who hold extremist views and those that don’t. But Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and other opponents of the amendment charged the measure would allow the U.S. government to target people, Muslims in particular, because of their religion. Ellison is the first Muslim elected to Congress.

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Not sure what DOD has to do with climate change.

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Mid -Terms are coming - sounds like 344 idiots need to be told to look for other work.

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What a pack of dumb asses!

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Harry Townsend Written by Harry Townsend
July 14, 2017
These are the people running our country? What a bunch of elitist a-holes!
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Larry Reade Written by Larry Reade
July 14, 2017
With all the evidence disproving this BS, I find it incredible that so many of these fools still believe that man is causing this alleged problem.
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Frank W Brown Written by Frank W Brown
July 14, 2017
The article didn't SAY climate change was human caused, it just said "climate change", but we all know what they meant, which is the fact that human caused climate change is total bunk of the first degree! Just follow the money to the biggest SCAM ever perpetrated on humanity! bernie madoff was childs play in comparison.
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Larry Reade Written by Larry Reade
July 14, 2017
Right you are. And to think that algore, the moron, was a big instigator of it. When you get duped by a nincompoop like him, what does that say about you? There are lots of dummies running around in positions of power including all those fools in Congress.

More bullshit

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They bought the lie. There's no more man-made climate change. Period.

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I propose that oil & coal not be allowed to help any TREE HUGGERS/GLOBAL WARMING IDIOTS in any way....and that their starvation & freezing to death be recorded for all to view should more nincompoops go BAT-DUNG-WEATHER-CRAZY.....

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Tommy Tunez Written by Tommy Tunez
July 14, 2017

Al Gore and his NWO puppets in the Lame-Stream media want you to believe that President Trump is 'the Devil' for not going along with the charade that Bathhouse Barry Obama agreed to in December of 2015. As many of you are aware, Bathhouse Barry Obama flew to Paris in December of 2015 and then signed an executive order confirming the US's adoption of the Paris agreement.

But what many people are not aware of is that Bathhouse Barry Obama unilaterally signed an international agreement without the 'Advice and Consent' of Congress. That means that Bathhouse Barry Obama violated Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2 of the US Constitution - which is an Act of Treason.

By the way, they used to call this 'phenomenon' Global Warming. But since the term 'Global Warming' was so badly debunked by the 'Climate Gate' email leaks the NWO elitists had the name changed from 'Global Warming' to 'Climate Change' because they think we are too stupid to realize it is the same scam.

I have listed a number of Inconvenient Facts below about Global Warming / Climate Change that the NWO puppets and their elitist puppet masters do not want you to know. I ask that you please read through, do your own research and come to your own conclusions before making your own judgment (which is something that the Global Warming / Climate Change zombies will not do).


1) The earth has gone through MANY significant and extreme warming & cooling period through its turbulent history;

2) These extreme warming and cooling periods are so common that they have been named as 'Periods' and 'Cycles';

3) Nearly all of the warming & cooling periods were FAR MORE EXTREME than what Global Warming Pimps claim we are heading for if we don't give them the billions of dollars a year in extortion fees agreed to by Bathhouse Barry Obama under the Paris agreement;

4) Nearly all of these extreme warming & cooling periods occurred BEFORE man ever walked the earth;

5) The Vostok Ice Core proves conclusively that these extreme warming & cooling periods have in fact occurred;

6) The Vostok Ice Core documents exactly when these extreme warming & cooling periods occurred & how long they lasted;


8) The Milankovitch cycles show one of the many reasons for these dramatic and extreme warming & cooling periods earth has gone through;

9) The effect of the Milankovitch cycles are conclusively demonstrated in the Vostok Ice Core samples;

10) The 'Hockey Stick' graphs handed out by Global Warming Pimps are based on a house of lies;

11) The 'Hockey Stick' graphs are created with False Manipulated Geo Thermal Data in order to create mass hysteria;

12) The 'Climategate' emails proved conclusively that the scientists manipulated the Geo Thermal Data in order to get these 'Hockey Stick' graphs;

13) The 'Climategate' emails have been proven to be the original emails of the scientists that manipulated the data;

14) The 'Climategate' emails contain actual dialogs of the scientists falsifying and manipulating the data and joking about it. If you read these emails yourself you will see their own words discussing with each one another how much of the data to manipulate in order to create the result they were told to create;

15) The Earth's atmosphere is 78 percent Nitrogen, 21 percent Oxygen and 1 percent other gases, including about 0.04 percent CO2. Yes, you did read that correctly - Earth's CO2 concentration about 400 parts per million. During nearly all of the extreme warming and cooling periods and cycles that the Earth has gone through the CO2 concentration has INCREASED TO LEVELS THAT IS ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE HIGHER THAN 0.04 % AND AN AMAZING THING HAPPENED - THE EARTH IS STILL HERE!

16) "Global Warming" / 'Climate Change' is a Ponzi scam where GLOBAL WARMING / CLIMATE CHANGE PIMPS push junk science from corrupt 'scientists' that created Hockey Stick graphs from False Manipulated Geo Thermal Data in order to spread mass hysteria in order to trick the masses to believe that man's burning of fossil fuels is causing the earth to go into Global Meltdown;

17) "Global Warming" / 'Climate Change' PIMPS have a system in place that will TAX everyone and everything from producing any heat or gas emissions (eventually leading to taxing Farting and Breathing if these greedy Globalist Pigs are not stopped);

18) The beneficiaries of the "Global Warming" / 'Climate Change' system are the filthy global elitist scumbagz - and we should trust them because they have our best intentions in mind - right??? You should know that these are the same filthy global elitist scumbagz that funded the technology that led to the proliferation of the very fossil fuels we burned that is supposed to be causing this "Global Warming" / 'Climate Change' in the first place.

Summary -

Paying a Carbon Tax to stop Global Warming / Climate Change is like paying the fox to protect the Hen House after he ate the Hens. Especially since the very GLOBAL WARMING PIMPS that have been perpetrating the GLOBAL WARMING SCAM are the only individuals that will GAIN FROM IT. These greedy globalist scumbags want the U.S. to fork over 100's of Billions of dollars a year in 'Global Tax Payments', in addition to forcing the closure of what little is left of our Coal, Gas, and Manufacturing abilities to China, India and other Turd World Sh!tholes. Meanwhile, the money we hand over will be really be used to fund their NWO / Agenda 21 Globalist Government and Army - which will govern over us after we are completely bankrupt from their economic and financial gut-out of our country.

This is the same as being the 'bagman' for our own assassination.

The final question I will leave you with is this - Do you really think that paying a Carbon Tax to Al Gore, The Rockefeller's, Gorge Soros and The Crown of England the any other greedy global elitist scumbagz is going to do one bit of good to stop Global Warming / Climate Change ??? If you think the answer is 'yes' to this question then you are truly beyond help so please feel free to donate your after tax earning to them.
Ed Newbold Written by Ed Newbold
July 14, 2017
Well written. I have copied your piece into my text editor for saving. May I later disseminate it to others? Thanks very much.
Ed Newbold, Columbus, Ohio
Tom Schwander Written by Tom Schwander
July 14, 2017
Merely follow the money. Those scam artist that are pushing "their" climate scares are making billions from it.
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Lawrence Greenberg Written by Lawrence Greenberg
July 14, 2017
Well done. Kudos!


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