This is madness, based on the cargo cult of global warming…Help needed!

 

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Subject: Re: We need to stop the Climate Commission’s radical plans
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 00:52:01 +0000 (UTC)
From: Jordan Williams <team@taxpayers.org.nz>
To: Amy Brooke <a-m@amybrooke.co.nz>
Hi Amy,

With submissions on the Climate Change

Commission's radical plans closing tomorrow night (Sunday), I wanted

to drop you a quick line to let you know how we're getting

on.

Yesterday I joined former Senior Economic Advisor to Sir Bill

English, Matt Burgess, to interview the Commission's Chair, Dr Rod

Carr. You can listen to the podcast

here.

The key

concession: Dr Carr admitted that the Climate Change Commission has

chosen not to take a least-cost approach to reaching the zero

carbon target.

That is alarming. As we suspected, it means the Commissioners

consider they have a blank cheque to impose their preferences to plan

our economy, society, and even cities. As you know many of the

Commission's draft recommendations don't even reduce emissions - and the Commission's own analysis

shows we are already on the pathway needed to achieve our

international emissions goals.

Countless left wing groups are getting their supporters to

file form submissions. Rod Carr has said publicly that he is seeking a

'mandate' to impose the radical reforms listed in the email

below.

Climate

Commission asking 'for a mandate'

Amy, based on the numbers released by the

Commission, we believe we're sitting on about 40% of the submissions

having come via the Taxpayers' Union. That means

we need one final push to ensure the Government doesn't claim that the

'majority' of New Zealanders back the Commission's radical

plans.

If friends

or family are likely to share our concerns, ask them to make a

submission today at www.taxpayers.org.nz/climate.

Forward this email, or spread the

word by sharing this Facebook post.

Ironically, it appears that many of the climate lobby groups

haven't got to grips with the Commission's analysis. In many cases the

planned interventions do nothing to actually reduce emissions, and

actually slow us down – but with huge economic damage.

Thanks again for your support on this one.

Jordan and the team @ the Taxpayers' Union 


From: Jordan Williams <team@taxpayers.org.nz>
Sent: Friday, 19 March 2021 4:44 PM
To: Amy Brooke <a-m@amybrooke.co.nz>
Subject: We need to stop the Climate Commission’s radical plans

Dear Amy,

I’m writing to you with some urgency. At the end of next week, submissions close for the draft recommendations of the Climate Change Commission – recommendations that the Government has signalled it will simply adopt.

I’m not going to sugar coat this. The media haven’t been doing their job and instead of critically reviewing what are the most radical reforms to our economy since the Douglas-Lange era, they’re blindly cheering it along.

Here’s the how the Climate Change Commission Chair Dr Rod Carr has put it:

The transformation that New Zealand will confront in the decade ahead… is going to be on a scale that will rival the transformation from our controlled and regulated economy in the 1970s through to the early 1990s. It will be on a scale of the demilitarisation after the second world war. It will be on a scale equal to getting ourselves out of the great depression of the late 1920s. And I would guess it might rival the sum of all those parts…

The Commissioner plans to up-end our economy with central planning, forcing costly regulations on New Zealanders in an attempt to change the way we live and the entire shape of the economy.

Here’s just a taste of the Commission’s plan involves:

  • Ban imports of light petrol and diesel vehicles from 2032.
  • Cull dairy, sheep and beef numbers by 15% by 2030.
  • Reshape cities so that we walk 25% more, cycle 95% more, and take public transport 120% more by 2030.
  • Subsidise electric vehicles further.
  • Ban new coal boilers.
  • Ban all coal generation, regardless of security of supply.
  • Ban new natural gas connections.
  • Ban gas BBQs.
  • Require new and replacement heating systems to be electric or bioenergy, not gas.

These measures may seem unrealistic – but with the Government having publicly committed to implement whatever the Commission recommends, we need to blow the whistle now before it is too late.

And here’s the thing Amy, according to the Commission’s own analysis, this plan isn’t even necessary. New Zealand is already on track to meet its “net zero carbon” target using existing tools i.e. the existing Emissions Trading Scheme.

The waterbed effect

In fact, the proposed regulations will do nothing to reduce our overall emissions. This is because of the way the ETS works: emissions are already capped and paid for. This means that when the Government goes beyond the ETS and uses regulations to push down emissions in parts of the economy covered by cap and trade, it just frees up credits for people to increase emissions in other parts of the economy – it’s what climate economists call the “waterbed effect”.

Here’s just one example: recently James Shaw announced the Ministry of Education will spend $50 million to replace or convert 90 coal boilers in schools. According to the government this will reduce emissions by 33,000 tonnes – that is reducing emissions at $1,515 per tonne. By comparison, the ETS can remove one tonne of emissions for $39, a nearly 40-fold performance gap!

And because coal is already in the ETS, the waterbed effect means replacing the school boilers will see emissions raise somewhere else. There is absolutely no gain for the climate.

If you listen to one thing this weekend, make sure it’s this podcast

Oliver HartwichYesterday I sat down with New Zealand Initiative Executive Director Oliver Hartwich. A trigger warning: what you will hear will make you angry.

Dr Hartwhich explains the dangerous folly of the Climate Change Commission’s plan – and how they’ve refused to show their working on how much it will cost New Zealand familes. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Taxpayer Talk

We’ve got to raise the alarm, and we don’t have long to do it

We’ve come to this issue late because it’s taken time to wrap our heads around the Commissioner’s 800 pages of draft recommendations. But we’ve now prepared a submission that, quite frankly, I think destroys the Commission’s arguments. If you’ve got some time over the weekend, I strongly encourage you to read our draft submission here.

Regardless, we need your help now to ensure the consultation process isn’t swamped by special interest groups like Greenpeace and Generation Zero, who never saw an expensive eco-regulation or tax they didn’t like.

>> Click here to use our template submission tool <<

It only takes 30 seconds.

Thank you for your support,

Jordan Jordan_signature.jpg
Jordan Williams
Executive Director
New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

 

Is this where we’re also heading in New Zealand?

Is this where we’re also heading in New Zealand, as this current web of madness spreads around the world – trapping so many impressionable and vulnerable of our young?

Canadian Man Jailed After ‘Misgendering’ His Daughter

by Alana Mastrangelo

18 Mar 2021

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/03/18/canadian-man-jailed-after-misgendering-his-daughter/

A Canadian father has been arrested for “misgendering” his own 14-year-old child by calling her his “daughter,” and referring to her with the pronouns “she” and “her.”

Robert Hoogland — the father of a 14-year-old biological female who identifies as transgender and prefers male pronouns — was found in contempt of court and jailed on Tuesday after repeatedly calling his child his “daughter,” despite the court forbidding it, according to a report by the Post Millennial.

The Attorney General of British Columbia reportedly issued a warrant for his arrest for contempt.

Hoogland is opposed to his teenage daughter going through transgender-related medical procedures, and has repeatedly expressed his opposition in the hopes of saving his child from irreversible damage.

The Canadian medical system, the legal system, and the child’s mother, however, have gone forward with the “social and medical transition” of Hoogland’s daughter, the report adds.

In December of last year, Hoogland was mandated by British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Francesca Marzari to cooperate in the “transitioning” of his daughter’s sex, and was told not to refer to her as female again.

Hoogland had previously discovered that his daughter’s school had been showing her sexual and gender identity education materials known as “SOGI 123,” which the report referred to as transgender “propaganda videos.”

By the 7th grade, the school had changed his daughter’s name in the yearbook without telling her parents, and “socially transitioned” her with the input of gender ideologue psychologist Wallace Wong, who advised the pubescent child to take testosterone.

The report adds that Wong referred Hoogland’s daughter to the endocrinology unit at the local hospital, and that a “treatment” plan was put into action on her first visit.

“Here I am, sitting there as a parent, watching a perfectly healthy child be destroyed, and there’s nothing I can do but sit on the sideline — and according to Justice Boden at the time, cheer it on,” Hoogland said in an interview last year. “I can only affirm, or get thrown in jail.”

Justice Boden of the British Columbia Supreme Court had reportedly declared that Hoogland and his wife had to affirm their daughter’s new gender identity. Hoogland was told that if he tried to dissuade his daughter or refer to her as a female, then he would be considered guilty of “family violence.”

After the ruling, Hoogland gave an interview to the Federalist, in which he lamented the situation, and pointed out that his daughter is biologically female.

After that, Justice Marzari reportedly signed a “protection order” authorizing the police to arrest Hoogland if he were to again be caught referring to his daughter as female, or with female pronouns.

Hoogland said that the Marzari ruling even stated that he was allowed to “think thoughts” that were contrary to the Boden ruling.

“The court was gracious enough to say that they could not police my thoughts,” Hoogland said.

In January of last year, the highest court in British Columbia reportedly declared that the child should continue taking testosterone, and imposed a “conduct order” on Hoogland, mandating that he continue referring to his daughter by male pronouns.

“They’ve now created a delusion, and they’re forcing parents, like myself, to live in this delusion,” Hoogland said last year. “And then what happens when the bubble explodes, and the delusion ends?”

“She can never go back to being a girl,” he added. “I mean, she’ll always be a girl, but she’ll never go back to being a girl in a healthy body that she should have had — she won’t be able to have children, she won’t have a family. These kids don’t understand what this stuff means.”

An estimation of more than 80 percent of children with gender dysphoria will end up desisting from their belief that they are the opposite sex once puberty is over.

“What kid who’s 13 is thinking about a family and having children? Not many,” Hoogland continued. “What kind of father would I be if, let’s say in five, ten years, my daughter is de-transitioning, and she turns to me and says — ‘Why did none of you do anything to stop this? I was a child. None of you stuck your neck out for me back then.’”

“When my daughter asks me that question, I’ll say, ‘I did everything that I possibly could,” he added.

 

 

While we were sleeping, the far Left mounted their attack on our children

While we were sleeping, the far Left mounted their attack on our children – which what should be our centre-leaning parties of the Right have culpably done nothing to reverse.

We are now reaping the whirlwind.

https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/02/kiwi-life-7/

It’s not just Nania Mahuta. When the recent jugular attack by the Left on our democracy quite blatantly attacked our long-standing  tradition of equality under the law (although the removal of the anachronistic Maori seats  in parliament is long overdue) by turning on the public to remove the rights of New Zealanders to vote against racist provisions by their local councils, the challenge was laid down. It’s probably a challenge already made by our local government minister’s primitive tattoo – already of concern to New Zealanders wondering at the message this sends to the world, given Miss Mahuta was also appointed by Jacinda Ardern as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

But Comrade Jacinda’s famously flashing smile was strangely absent. Why? There is no doubt that the invisible hand of the Prime Minister was guiding Mahuta’s actions, and that of the Labour Party patsies who once represented the working man fighting against oppression, against government edicts and the abuse of power. Some of them at least must have felt strikingly uncomfortable. However, none had the courage to cross the floor. Yes-men and-women all, and New Zealand is the poorer for it. All credit to those well-informed National Party members who at last emerged from a long hibernation, joined by ACT, to force Mahuta to keep repeating far into the evening her shamefully evasive, inadequate and nonsensical assertions.

What has now happened is more than ominous. Our Prime Minister, blessed by the tooth fairy and bestowing on us her almost daily benevolence, has long been persuasively promoting separatism and divisiveness within this country, stressing a so-called “diversity” – which, in actuality, means support for The Great Reset, the ill-disguised attack on the family launched by the powerful World Economic Forum calling for “stronger and effective government” everywhere and for “changes”.

More government in our lives?

Ardern’s “diversity” and today’s demand for “tolerance” equals tolerance not for stabilising and conservative,   or even family Christian values. On the contrary, deeply antagonistic to these, it is for every possible fringe activity let loose by the attack on reason now sweeping the world, most of them absurd – even unhinged – like the UK’s call for mid-wives to say “chest-feeding” instead of breastfeeding as a “gender inclusive” move – or the near-hysteric Nancy Pelosi’s call to ban the word mother in the US Congress.

As for “The Great Reset…” we should not fool ourselves – the governments this power group are advocating are not democracies – government by the people. It is calling for virtually fascist governments to impose their own will (its will…) upon the people…

Under New Zealand’s now socialist government, this has very aggressively happened, with the votes of all those New Zealanders who worked hard to gain the 5% needed for a local referendum to prevent their local council’s introduction of the basically racist Maori wards simply over-ruled…dismissed. Moreover the call is essentially ridiculous, given that there is no longer any genetically supported definition of Maori – any individual of overwhelmingly European or Asian descent can still claim to be Maori!  And more ominously, it is all part of the push by extremist, racially obsessed agitators to eventually gain co-government over this country.

But what of an extraordinarily blatant attack on democracy, its very principle  – the wishes of the majority – standing for stability and respect for all regardless of colour, gender race, or creed – against the bullying of a strident minority?

It is very possibly at last a bridge too far for New Zealanders who care about this country,  and what has happened to our children.

© Amy Brooke

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