April 01, 2019

Why the Liberals' carbon tax is a scam. (And you're never getting that “rebate”...)

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

What is its true purpose? It’s April first, and this is the Ezra Levant Show.

It’s April Fool’s Day, which is the perfect day for Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna to roll out their carbon tax nation-wide.

Yesterday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford tweeted that he was filling up his car, and warning Ontarians that the tax was going up today, so gas would be going up by almost a nickel a litre. What I love even more is that Ford has all of his MPPs do the same Tweet.

But not everyone was upset about paying more for gasoline. This guy is a Green Party activist, of course:

I'm going to wait until tomorrow to fill up my tank. Every litre I pump without a carbon price is a litre my kids will have to pay for as they suck it out of the atmosphere. I pay my own way whenever I can, and that's why I'm glad to have a #CarbonTax. #cdnpoli

What does that mean? "Suck what out of the atmosphere"? Carbon dioxide? Your car is still burning it the same way. And CO2 isn’t pollution. Humans exhale it; plants depend on it to live — it’s the opposite of pollution: It’s the stuff of life. 

How about this kook lobbyist named Chris Ragan, in a video promoted by Catherine McKenna. He says, hey, some people will have to rethink how they take vacations. Some people will live in a cold house or buy different cars. No problem! 

Remember: A few weeks ago, Justin Trudeau took a private jet down to Florida just for the weekend. So, when they say, stop taking vacations, turn down your heat —they’re not talking about themselves. They’re talking about you. 

Here’s a tweet by a senior advisor to Bill Morneau, the millionaire who had the good sense to inherit a rich company from his dad, and to marry a billionaire:

Say, do you think that Bill Morneau has ever, in his life, ridden in an economy car?

The Liberals, and Catherine McKenna in particular, and everyone else on this "green" bandwagon — they're always talking about "fighting climate change." We hear that expression all the time, but think about it:

"Fighting climate change" — The emphasis is on the motion, on keeping busy, on busy-work.

But isn't “fighting climate change” like "fighting against the tides of the sea" or "fighting against the wind"?

You could call it "fighting." But you won’t win. You can’t.

You’ll notice McKenna never says her plan will actually reduce global warming (presuming global warming is happening).

And no wonder she doesn't:

Because even if every single country in the world were to listen to Catherine McKenna, it wouldn’t stop global warming. The change would be imperceptible. And of course, no other country is listening to McKenna, most certainly not China, India, Brazil or any OPEC country. 

So the Liberals' carbon tax is nuts. It's a scam.

As of today, you are now paying more for anything that moves and anything that’s warm. In a large country and a cold country, that’s everything.

The City of Regina alone said today that it will cost an addition one million bucks just for their vehicles. So yeah, more taxes.

The whole point is to make you poor enough so you don’t do the things you like, like go on vacation or have a warm house in winter.

While they jet off on their holidays in the sun.

This isn't about changing the climate or fixing a problem.

It’s about controlling you...

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FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2019-04-03 18:17:28 -0400
Copy/paste the links to a browser, for some weird reason would not post if http: was attached to links.

commented 2019-04-03 17:02:56 -0400
I almost feel sorry for you “Stephenson”. Everyone knows you are a liar, a scammer, that truth will never come from your lips or pen. No one believes a single word you have or will type for you have proven beyond the shadow of doubt that you are a troll intent on destroying threads with absolute BS. Go peddle your wares to the uneducated at the CBC boards or grade school, oh wait your ilk already does that.
commented 2019-04-03 16:36:25 -0400
“Hyacinth commented 1 day ago
LMAO @ Stephenson

Not even worth a D- for effort. Try again. "

Can’t tell if you’re at the stage of denial, or anger, I suppose it depends what tone you read that in. Sheldon’s firmly into anger.
commented 2019-04-03 11:22:32 -0400
Someone at the Rebel should investigate the distinct possibility that the idea of a carbon tax comes from a UN body wanting to raise money to support and promote the UN globalist agenda. I have read from someone who attended some of their meetings that this is indeed the case. You can begin by looking up Carl Teichrib on FB.
commented 2019-04-03 09:44:30 -0400
Do the bronfmans control the liberal party?
Does the bronfman sex slavery trial have any connections with the snc scandal?

Has the rebel done an expose’ on the bronfmans ????
commented 2019-04-03 03:23:06 -0400
Can’t wait for April 16th in Alberta when another province is re-claimed from the jaws of enviro-kooks…
commented 2019-04-02 15:06:19 -0400
Trudeau and McKenna are just snake oil salesmen for the low intellect that fall for their lies !
commented 2019-04-02 15:01:42 -0400
When do the Yellow Vest Protests start? I want to see our Capital in flames!
commented 2019-04-02 14:52:20 -0400
LMAO @ Stephenson

Not even worth a D- for effort. Try again.
commented 2019-04-02 14:19:49 -0400
Andrew: nobody on this site cares about your crap,you are not a free thinker you’ve been manipulated.Go peddle your trash to your enviro weenies.
commented 2019-04-02 13:19:44 -0400
Looking it from a stages-of-grief perspective, The Rebel wavers between Anger and Denial, and some commenters are clearly in one camp or the other. What’s interesting is that today we found out that Shell has moved into the Bargaining phase.
commented 2019-04-02 12:55:13 -0400
greig mckinnon commented 3 hours ago
So, the gas you pay roughly 5 cents a litre more for today is cleaner and more environmentally friendly than the same fuel from the previous day. That really puts the “mental” in environmental. Liberal logic. (head shake).

The gas you don’t buy is cleaner yet, and perhaps by making it more expensive, you might buy less of it.

Why does he say you’re not getting your rebate back? I’ve already gotten mine. It’s’ right in your tax return, you get it back on the last page along EI overpayments etc.
commented 2019-04-02 12:53:45 -0400
“From the publicly available data, Ewert made an unbelievable discovery: Between the years 2010 and 2012 the data measured since 1881 were altered so that they showed a significant warming, especially after 1950.”

Climate change was evident in 2010, as well. This is not something that’s only been noticed in the last decade. They actually noticed it in the 70s.

They don’t use weather station data for global climate analysis because of spotty and often unreliable coverage – which is hardly the “gotcha” Ewert claims it is. It’s a well known problem. The gold standard is isotopic analysis in ice sheets, which provides entire-hemisphere data to great precision going back hundreds of thousands of years. For example, the “little ice age” barely shows up in these records because despite its prominence in the historical record, it was geographically rather localized – its prominence was a record bias, not a global effect. Krakatao’s effects were global, although not necessarily large in any particular region.

It’s also relatively free from the short-term noise due to transient extreme events, which Ewert somehow thinks is evidence. A once-per-thousand year event might have resulted in an extreme centuries ago greater than the 20 to 50 year events we’d see in a 20 year dataset. Means are more useful, especially rolling averages over wide geographical areas which even out the noise.

His manipulation hypothesis does not refute human influences – it would impacts results, not cause. Even a steady state could infer anthropogenic warming overlaid on a natural cooling trend, which is what happened in the first half of the 20th century.
commented 2019-04-02 11:05:06 -0400
Trudeau’s new climate change policy-Our government is demanding that half the Canadian population be killed off to help us meet our emissions target!!
commented 2019-04-02 09:57:53 -0400
Bill Gates and “Innovating to zero!”

This equation has four factors, a little bit of multiplication. So you’ve got a thing on the left, CO2, that you want to get to zero, and that’s going to be based on the number of people , the services each person is using on average, the energy, on average, for each service, and the CO2 being put out per unit of energy. So let’s look at each one of these, and see how we can get this down to zero. Probably, one of these numbers is going to have to get pretty near to zero. 

commented 2019-04-02 09:53:18 -0400
The CBC is shit.
commented 2019-04-02 09:52:23 -0400
So, the gas you pay roughly 5 cents a litre more for today is cleaner and more environmentally friendly than the same fuel from the previous day. That really puts the “mental” in environmental. Liberal logic. (head shake).
commented 2019-04-02 09:43:38 -0400
ROBERT MCCLELLAND with respect to the report issued Environment and Climate Change government “scientists”, concluding that Canada is warming up twice as fast as the rest of the world and that this warming “is effectively irreversible”, how appropriate that the National Post first reported this fake news on April 1st!
commented 2019-04-02 09:36:06 -0400
PETER NETTERVILLE commented, “Any intelligent reasoning person knows that Global Warming (a.k.a. Climate Change) is a scam.”

In June 2017, soon after becoming leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Andrew Scheer whipped his MPs to support a Liberal motion affirming the UN Paris Climate Accord.
commented 2019-04-02 09:03:32 -0400
It’s a scam designed at the club of Rome in the 1970’s as a way to initiate a fleecing of the people with humans as the enemy, it does not get anymore treasonous than this.
I said yrs ago these people pushing this should all be executed as enemies of mankind and I stand by that to this day. PPC 2019 end this scam!
commented 2019-04-02 08:58:25 -0400
Any intelligent reasoning person knows that Global Warming (a.k.a. Climate Change) is a scam.

- massive amounts of land fill sites,
- hundreds of thousands of litres of waste toxic chemicals,
- raw sewage dumped into the rivers and oceans,
- smog clouds made up of nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides, ozone, smoke and other particulates,
these are climate pollution issues we should be tackling along with creating the infrastructure to mitigate the negative effects of natural disasters.

But then, no “oh-my-gawd-I-love-the-earth-better-than-you-heathens” green scam hucksters would be getting rich off of doing what is best for the environment, so doing what is right for the environment is not the issue. Getting rich off of the scare mongering is the motive.
commented 2019-04-02 08:16:07 -0400
“Ederer reports not long ago retired geologist and data computation expert Professor Dr. Friedrich Karl Ewert began looking at the data behind the global warming claims, and especially the datasets of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS).

Ewert painstakingly examined and tabulated the reams of archived data from 1153 stations that go back to 1881 – which NASA has publicly available – data that the UN IPCC uses to base its conclusion that man is heating the Earth’s atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels. According to Ederer, what Professor Ewert found is “unbelievable”:

From the publicly available data, Ewert made an unbelievable discovery: Between the years 2010 and 2012 the data measured since 1881 were altered so that they showed a significant warming, especially after 1950. […] A comparison of the data from 2010 with the data of 2012 shows that NASA-GISS had altered its own datasets so that especially after WWII a clear warming appears – although it never existed.”

Ederer writes that Ewert particularly found alterations at stations in the Arctic. Professor Ewert randomly selected 120 stations from all over the world and compared the 2010 archived data to the 2012 data and found that they had been tampered to produce warming.

The old data showed regular cycles of warming and cooling over the period, even as atmospheric CO2 concentration rose from 0.03% to 0.04%. According to the original NASA datasets, Ederer writes, the mean global temperature cooled from 13.8°C in 1881 to 12.9°C in 1895. Then it rose to 14.3°C by 1905 and fell back under 12.9°C by 1920, rose to 13.9°C by 1930, fell to 13° by 1975 before rising to 14°C by 2000. By 2010 the temperature fell back to 13.2°C.

But then came the “massive” altering of data, which also altered the entire overall trend for the period. According to journalist Ederer, Ewert uncovered 10 different methods NASA used to alter the data. The 6 most often used methods were:

• Reducing the annual mean in the early phase.
• Reducing the high values in the first warming phase.
• Increasing individual values during the second warming phase.
• Suppression of the second cooling phase starting in 1995.
• Shortening the early decades of the datasets.
• With the long-term datasets, even the first century was shortened.

The methods were employed for stations such as Darwin, Australia and Palma de Mallorca, for example, where cooling trends were suddenly transformed into warming. Ewert then discovered that NASA having altered the datasets once in March 2012 was not enough. EWERT Alterations were made again in August 2012, and yet again in December 2012. … The veteran German journalist Ederer writes that the media reports of ongoing global warming are in fact not based on reality at all, but rather on “the constantly altered temperatures of the earlier decades.”

commented 2019-04-02 08:09:50 -0400
commented 2019-04-02 07:09:30 -0400
The CBC is conducting a massive campaign of disinformation and propaganda supporting the lunacy of climate change. There is no debate.They have a bunch of stooges, so called scientists that all agree that Canada is warming faster than the rest of the world.The Great Lakes are ready to boil. Nobody
challenges any if their claims or data.
Trudeau has to go if we are going to have a Canada worth saving.
commented 2019-04-02 06:30:00 -0400
Climate Barbie and the Forty Thieves?
commented 2019-04-02 06:28:38 -0400
Okay…let’s see…Crazy Eyes Cortez says the world is going to end in twelve years….Climate Barbie and her 40 trained seals say Canada is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world….therefore one can conclude with absolute confidence that Canada will end in six years. Enjoy life kids, it is later than you think.
commented 2019-04-02 06:14:17 -0400
Gee, while Canadians are still experiencing a good old fashioned Canadian winter, 40 staff Environment and Climate Change Canada government “scientists” have concluded that Canada is warming up twice as fast as the rest of the world and that this warming “is effectively irreversible”.
Who says that the government doesn’t get what it pays for?
Don’t you just love it when alarmist “scientists” state every 10 or fifteen years, that the world is going to end in another 10 or fifteen years? Keep trying guys, one day you will be right.
commented 2019-04-02 05:35:25 -0400
Very kind of Junior to place another nail in his own political coffin, Ontario voters are wise to Liberals and their “green” taxes.
commented 2019-04-02 05:27:31 -0400
I have one question. If justinass is so worried about carbon why is he bringing in millions of Islam and spreading them out to our rural areas?
commented 2019-04-02 05:08:18 -0400
Fraser McBurney ,Yes I support your idea.I had already emailed my MP telling her she should turn down the heat in her constituency office to 58 and purchase desk fans for the summer. Same for the Parliament Buildings .
She is a big supporter of Smiley Face Sheer who is no better than Trudeau on the climate change myth.