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Philippines President rejects Paris agreement as “stupid” and “absurd”

July 20, 2016

The Paris climate agreement is absurd.

It is politically correct but has meaningless objectives based on ineffective (if not irrelevant) parameters. Its promises are non-binding. However the global warming religion is like a runaway train with people scrambling to get on because they mistakenly believe the train is headed for safety. It is only a matter of time – though it may take a decade or two of global cooling – before the arrogance and absurdity of the climate movement is eventually exposed.

In the meantime, it is only mavericks and heretics who have the nerve to reject the orthodoxy. The new President Duterte of the Philippines is one such:

Philippine Daily Inquirer:

PRESIDENT Duterte on Monday said his administration would not honor the historic Paris Agreement on climate change that the Philippines adopted along with about 200 countries in December 2015, saying the covenant was “stupid” and “absurd.”

The tough-talking President said the international treaty, signed by countries that participated in the 21st Conference of Parties in France, would only limit the country’s industrial growth. Speaking at sendoff ceremonies in Malacañang for Filipino athletes bound for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the President said a foreign ambassador recently reminded him of the country’s commitment to limit its carbon emissions.

He said he was angry with the ambassador and “wanted to kick him” when the diplomat, whom he did not identify, asked him if the Philippines could maintain the level of its carbon footprints. “I said, ‘No. I cannot tell … You don’t do it that way, Mr. Ambassador. [Your country] has reached the apex [of industrialization] and along the way put a lot of contaminants and emissions, and went ahead in destroying the climate,’” the President recalled as telling the ambassador.

“We have not reached the age of industrialization. We’re now going into it. But you are trying to stymie [our growth] with an agreement that says you can only go up to here,” he added. “That’s stupid. I will not honor that.”

When the ambassador told him that the Philippines was a signatory to the agreement, Mr. Duterte replied: “That was not my signature. It’s not mine … I will not follow.”  The President also said the climate change agreement was forged just when the Philippines was on its way to develop its own industries. “Now that we’re developing, you will impose a limit?” he said. “That’s absurd.”

“That’s how very competitive and constricted our lives now. It’s being controlled by the world, it’s being imposed upon us by the industrialized countries. They think that they can dictate the destiny of the rest of the [world],” he added.

The mavericks of this world have a role in keeping the world honest and have their uses. The man-made emissions / global warming lie has lived for almost 4 decades. Eventually the lie will die as its doomsday projections are continuously pushed into never-never-land.


Philippines president’s policies go into effect as police shoot 6 suspected pushers dead

July 2, 2016

Within 24 hours of President Duterte being  sworn in, six suspected drug pushers were shot and killed by policemen in separate operations in Bulacan province. This was Duterte yesterday:

Following a measured speech after taking his oath before a small audience inside the presidential palace, the outspoken leader paid an evening visit to a Manila slum and unleashed profanity-laden threats against drug traffickers in front of a crowd of about 500 people

“These sons of whores are destroying our children. I warn you, don’t go into that, even if you’re a policeman, because I will really kill you,” the head of state told the audience. If you know of any addicts, go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful.”

Location in the Philippines

And now the police react:

One of the fatalities was identified as Lauro Reyes who was out on bail due to drug charges. Police said they were conducting a search warrant at his house in Barangay Iba-Ibayo in Hagonoy town when Reyes’ companion identified as Lamberto Morales fired at the police. Police said Reyes and Morales were also linked with robbery cases in Bulacan.

In San Ildefonso town, Oliver dela Cruz was killed in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Pala-pala at 1 a.m. Friday.

In Norzagaray town, police were serving a search warrant when a suspected drug pusher identified as Keith Gibson fired at the police at around 1:45 a.m.

In the City of Malolos, an armed suspected drug pusher was killed when he fired at the policemen in a buy-bust operation along the Diversion Road in Barangay Mojon at 1:45 a.m.

In Guiguinto town, Mayor Ambrocio Cruz said a suspected drug pusher fired at the police in a buy-bust operation, prompting the policemen to shoot and kill him.

The police now have a carte blanche against suspected drug pushers. It is not difficult to see where this might lead.

Bulacan is a province in the Philippines, located in the Central Luzon Region and part of the Metro Luzon Urban Beltway Super Region. Bulacan was established on August 15, 1578. In the 2015 census, Bulacan had a population of 3,292,071 people, the 2nd most populous in the Philippines. Bulacan’s most populated city is San Jose del Monte.

Rodrigo Duterte image AP

Rodrigo Duterte image AP


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