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November 09, 2010

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Extraneus

I know this was already mentioned, but maybe I'm not the only one who didn't know some of the details.

Collapse of Chicago Climate Exchange Means a Strategy Shift on Global Warming Curbs

The Exchange was the brainchild of Richard Sandor, an economist and professor at Northwestern University, and it was modeled after a successful program that was launched in 1990 and helped control acid rain in the Midwest. It was initially funded by a $1.1 million grant from the Joyce Foundation of Chicago, and President Obama was a board member at the time.

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In the last week, following the Nov. 2 Republican takeover of the House of Representatives, the slide became an avalanche. Investors in CCX, including Sandor and former Vice President Al Gore, sold the exchange to a company involved in commodities trading.

Sale records show that Sandor cleared more than $90 million for his 16 percent stake in the company.

Wonder what Gore cleared.

Melinda Romanoff

narciso-

Is that synopsis out your files or did you dig that up in another search?

Sherpa's name caught me completely off-guard, for a number of reasons. Oil-for-Food, UN, and Paul Desmarais come to mind immediately. Funny how that loop keeps coming up.

Melinda Romanoff

out "of" your files...

narciso

No I just LUned Cogema (which is now Areva) and Niger, and this was one of the first pieces that came up

Melinda Romanoff

Ex-

You should have seen the charts of their "carbon contracts" the week after Nov. 20, 2009. Some people, and firms, were taken to the cleaners when their bids dried up and the contracts went to "zero bid, offered at a nickel". You can't go any lower than that.

Janet the tea-vangelist!

Super interesting Extraneus.

pagar

Meanwhile, the Carbon Permit scam goes on.

Dianne

Isn't it crazy that they would spend that money on grief counselors, instead of using the funds to actually help them find new jobs?

Either way, it's not something they're entitled to, or should have because their plight is any worse than the rest of us.

But still - what a waste of money, when it could be put to more practical use.

Unfortunately, we have a LOT of that going on. Our govt. is out of control.
SHEESH!

pagar

According to Pajamas Media, the MSM doesn't want anyone to know that CCX has gone .

" a Nexis search conducted a week after CCX’s announcement revealed no news articles published about its demise."

Janet the tea-vangelist!

All the AGW grifters should be shamed in public...what a fraud. Even that terrible Ted Rall brings up how people are destroying the earth....just idiots.

boris

Stan Crock lays out the Libby travesty in his review of the un"Fair Game" movie. As Clarice and JMH attest it is very good and covers some of the arguments JOM regulars have used here.

But since Libby didn’t leak as charged, and since he disclosed what Cheney had told him about Plame, it means the jury convicted him of lying to cover up crimes he didn’t commit and to protect a boss he wasn’t protecting — an absurd conclusion.
Pretty sure I've used that one about a dozen times.

narciso

This comes up when you google, COGEMA, DGSE,
(the French spy agency in the LUN:

ttp://books.google.com/books?id=GYp6IPnOVsYC&pg=PA113&lpg=PA113&dq=Cogema+DGSE&source=bl&ots=m7NAQWbVDT&sig=y0vmk1Zy3LVbf4HN510iSoSrM28&hl=en&ei=cO_ZTL-bOMaAlAersdXrDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CB8Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Cogema DGSE&f=false

Melinda Romanoff

Thanks, narciso, I was on the train at the time and couldn't follow up.

You dropped the "h" needed at the "http://" start of the link.

And your book link is here

You do realize that, unlike here, French industry and government are almost one and the same.

And bookmark this page (I keep the coding hints written on a folded half page under my keyboard) for hints to html, so as to free yourself from the LUN.

It's a great site, and mistakes are limited to the post [NOT BOLD OR ITALICS, as you have seen.].

Melinda Romanoff

And, see, I flubbed it between links (there are two, BTW) but it stopped.

Please try the codes.

It's fun!

Clarice

I know that's true, boris. It is impossible to diagram the jury's thinking in a way that makes any logical sense at all.

cathyf

It makes perfect sense, clarice. Lie, and it's perjury. Refuse to answer, it's contempt of court. Tell the truth, it's obstruction of justice.

maryrose

Hopefully after this movie flops the Plames'15 minutes of fame will be over and they will fade into the woodwork.

narciso

My files are all up here, (points to head) One recalls if one actually wanted to get to the 'heart of the matter' the 1999 dealings between Mayaki and Zahawie would be key, for the uranium deal

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