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August 10, 2015

Obama's De-growth Agenda

The coal industry is facing its toughest challenge since The Great Depression of 1929. The collapse in coal prices and a growing weight from new regulations has claimed dozens of firms. In just recent months, three major coal producers have filed for bankruptcy.

Alpha Natural Resources operates more than fifty underground and surface mines in five states. It is the nation's largest producer of the type of coal used in steel production. In 2011, Alpha Natural Resources was worth $11 billion in stock value. The firm is now worth less than $7 million.

Peabody Energy Corporation, is the largest private-sector coal company in the world. In 2011, its stock traded as high as $73 per share. Today, you can buy a share in company with one single dollar.

This apocalypse in coal could have been predicted by anyone who read President Barack Obama's views on the industry. On January 17, 2008, Obama made known his hostility toward, of all things, electricity generated from coal and coal-powered plants. He told the San Francisco Chronicle, "You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal . . . under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket."

Obama added ". . . So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all the greenhouse gas that's being emitted."

The president argues against the use of coal because he views carbon dioxide as a pollutant. In a recent speech, Obama compared it to mercury. Carbon dioxide is not a poison. It is a natural part of the atmosphere. Green plants need it to grow and produce oxygen. Without it our planet would freeze.

The coal business is a vital part of the American economy. It is responsible for over 555,000 Jobs and contributes $65.7 billion to national GDP. Average wages and salaries in coal mine operations (excluding support activities and transportation) is approximately $72,200. Nearly a third of our nation's electrical power comes from coal fired plants. The state of Kentucky gets 97% of its power from coal.

A rational president would see the damage his previous policies are inflicting on coal and change direction. Obama obviously doesn't care about the economic impact. He has ordered the EPA to mandate a 32 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030.

The White House expects wind and solar power to play a much bigger role in our energy needs, but we only get 0.4% of our power from solar and wind topped out at 4%. There is a limit to the number of new hydropower plants we can build. Unless we turn to nuclear power, this goal of coal power reduction is a pipe dream.

Another major flaw in this plan is the increase in coal consumption by other nations. China is building one coal-fired power plant every 7 to 10 days, while Japan plans to build 43 coal-fired power projects to replace its shuttered nuclear units. India is another nation with rapidly growing power needs.

The only thing Obama's socialist plan is going to get us is blackouts, rolling brownouts, and massively higher electric bills. America has such a good power system, most Americans don't realize how common disruptions are in the third world.

The president is seeking to downsize America because he is a supporter of the de-growth agenda. This movement sees the reduction of production and consumption as a benefit to human well-being and the equity of the planet. It calls for a future where societies live within their ecological means, with open localized economies and resources more equally distributed through new forms of Democratic institutions. Obama thinks the U.S. takes too large a piece of the resource pie, so we need to cut back our demand.

Every nation that has followed the Marxist utopian blueprint has ended in disaster. Venezuela is a prime example. Right now, its economy is in a meltdown mode. Lake Maracaibo, at 5,097 square miles, is the largest fresh water lake in South America. Venezuela's leftist government has allowed oil to leak into Lake Maracaibo, making it one of the most polluted bodies of water on earth.

The de-growth movement is just another plot by the devil to destroy America. The true goal of the environmental movement is to draw the world into a central body that would set the rules. This plan is part of Satan's master scheme to recreate the type of control he had during the time of the Babylonian Empire. The only way to get back to Babylon is to push for world unity.

I know that environmentalists would bristle at the idea of a refurbished earth being the ultimate solution to all ecological problems. If the world is going to be "dissolved," there is no need for us to become too attached to it. Knowing that the earth will eventually be put back in order, we need to be concerned with the preservation of our eternal souls.

"...The heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness" (2 Peter 3:10-11).

"For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Matthew 16:26).

--Todd 


Globalist Gods' Power Lust

President Obama's promise during his 2008 campaign for the presidency began swift movement toward fulfillment within the past week or so. He said during the campaign that the companies within the coal industry could do all within their power to stay afloat during the coming years if he were elected, but they would go broke doing so. In other words, he intended to make sure they went out of business. As part of that campaign statement, he promised that utility costs would necessarily "skyrocket."

A number of coal companies have had to close their doors recently. Obama has made great headway in keeping that promise, just as he has done his dead-level best to keep his promise to fundamentally change this nation through executive orders and liberal federal court action at every juncture. The coal industry is being sacrificed to the gods of globalism--the would-be masters who want depopulation of the earth and to bring everyone and everything on the planet under their complete dominance.

Never ending efforts to bring about changed world order that is intended to be controlled by the very few are indeed accelerating. It is climate change, which has evolved from global warming as a crisis mantra, that I believe is the centerpiece around which the would-be globalist masters will continue to rally while the time of Antichrist approaches. Environmental issues feed their fanatic, religious-like fervor.

America must be brought down to the level of all other nations in order to make this a successful transition to the new world order. "People of the United States have had it far too good for far too long, at the expense of the poor and downtrodden" is the song the social architects on the left sing. The rest of the world for the most part loves that song and gleefully anticipates the redistribution of America's wealth into their coffers.

The plans they have for us are not conspiracy theory, but fact. It is all down in black and white, not sequestered in some caliginous cabal in some Bilderberger basement somewhere.

The reality of what they plan is beginning to surface in snippets here and there. One of the Obama front men said a week or so ago that our air conditioners are a big part of the carbon emission problem because of the energy required to keep us cooled down to our comfort level. This is the best indicator I can think of to illustrate the shoe-leather issue as they begin walking all over us--without, it is most disgusting to have to say--any significant push-back from the people we elected to replace the other rascals in the 2012 midterm elections.

They will be coming for our A/C and for many other things over the coming months while Mr. Obama's term as president nears its culmination. It is obvious that at every turn he is willing to sublimate American sovereignty and autonomy to the one-worlder elite. In reality, these neo-Babel builders just want to control the masses for their own agenda. And what an agenda it is!

Again, it is an all-encompassing plan that will be framed by a hashtag--in spirit, if not in actuality--something like, "It's the environment, stupid!" Global warming didn't fly--because...well...the scientific data shows there is no global warming--that is, except for that in the minds of the hoaxers who have been outed for their nefarious cooking of the climate data books.

Climate change is the new rant. No matter what happens in the future with regard to the weather phenomena around the planet, it will be charged to manmade climate change that is destroying Mother Earth.

Agenda 21 is a document we have heard about for some time. A super version of this new world order manifesto is in the making and will no doubt be presented when the climate treaty participants meet in Paris this fall. By clamping down on power plant emissions in the U.S., through such actions as destroying the coal industry, President Obama is working to increase his leverage and credibility with other nations whose commitments he's seeking for seeing to it that the upcoming climate treaty is concluded successfully.

President Bill Clinton signed onto the Agenda 21 initiative in 1993 through an executive order, as did President Obama in 2011. They did so to circumvent congressional opposition.

The United Nations website defines Agenda 21 as follows: "Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment."[1] Agenda 21 was officially adopted by 179 world governments during the United Nation's Conference on Environment and Development, also known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro in June, 1992.

According to Maurice Strong, secretary general of that United Nations Earth Summit, "Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class-involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable."[2]

The United Nations Biodiversity Assessment Report defined unsustainability as: "Ski runs, grazing of livestock, plowing of soil, building fences, industry, single family homes, paves and tarred roads, logging activities, dams and reservoirs, power line construction, and economic systems that fail to set proper value on the environment."[3]

In over three hundred pages, Agenda 21 describes in detail how the United Nations plans to centrally govern a global society by binding world governments to its plan to control the lives of every human being-all under the guise of being good stewards of mother earth. The goal of Agenda 21 is to take control of privately owned land under the pretense of "sustainability" by drafting individual governments into this agreement. Once fully implemented and overseen by the United Nations-we will fundamentally have a one world government-a government that will control where we live, what we eat, how we move about and communicate with each other, how land use is designated, and how resources are to be redistributed. There seems little doubt that those who seek god-like power to control every person on earth are moving quickly in these strange times. Wittingly or unwittingly, they are preparing the way for Satan's man of the Tribulation hour--Antichrist--who will usurp all earthly power and authority, including that of the globalists elite.

[1]- United Nations. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&nr=23&type=400 Accessed June 18, 2015

[2] - American Policy Center. Agenda 21 http://americanpolicy.org/agenda21/ Accessed June 18, 2015

[3] - Ibid.

-Terry