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World Leaders Snubbing Obama’s Global Warming, aka Climate Change Summit in New York

Posted By on September 16, 2014

From Financial Times: Under water: Cult British street artist Banksy passed judgment on the failure of the Copenhagen summit to reach a legally binding accord back in 2009.

From Financial Times: Under water: Cult British street artist Banksy passed judgment on the failure of the Copenhagen summit to reach a legally binding accord back in 2009.

 

It’s doubtful that any of the leftwing media sources will report these international snubs. A growing number of world leaders will be ditching Pres. Barack Obama’s climate change hoax summit that will be held next week in New York.

Reported by Anthony Watts at Watt’s Up With That… Obama’s Lonely Climate Change Summit:

Eric Worrall writes: The imminent climate summit in New York is rapidly turning into an utter embarrassment for President Obama and UN Secretary General Bank Ki-Moon, in addition to becoming a bit of a punishment round for national deputy leaders.

Aussie PM Tony Abbott today defended his decision not to hop on an earlier flight to America, so he could attend the UN climate conference in New York, because he has more important matters to attend to, such as running the country.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have also indicated they likely won’t attend the summit.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has indicated he will not be attending.

Even Angela Merkel, President of über green Germany, will not be attending the UN climate summit.

While the leaders of pollution champion China have bowed out, it looks like some low-ranking Chinese officials will be attending. There will still be a number of AGW-embracing underlings from various countries attending the hoax-ridden, scare-mongering AGW campaign. Maybe.

Any wagers that summit speakers will address the new record levels of Antarctic sea ice and the so-called “pause” in global warming? Global warming zealots don’t want the masses to learn that the Arctic Sea Ice Cap around the North Pole has grown by 43% since 2012.

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Bye, Bye Brownies, Hello, Kale: Vermont Public Schools Ban All Sweet Treats & Desserts to Appease Michelle Obama’s Mandates

Posted By on September 15, 2014

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My family eats kale several times a week. We like kale. And spinach. And broccoli.

And brownies.

Cannot the world exist with BOTH brownies and kale?

One would think so, but not if one is a Nanny State-endorsing, anti-sweets liberal, apparently.

Our leftwing public schools’ “Food Police” have jumped the shark, under the guidance of the First Lady. Again.

This time, in Vermont.

Michelle Obama is likely smiling and regally nodding her head in approval, careful to not tip over her bejeweled food-mandate crown.

Reported by EAG News, Vermont schools ban brownies: ‘The kids like kale here’:

To Vermont public schools, the brownie is as old fashioned as the powdered wig.

Brownies and other chocolate treats are now officially banned by the state. Vermont Watchdog reports the state is now pushing fruit kebabs, kale and gluten-free paleo lemon bars as school treats.

The ban comes in an attempt to comply with new federal school lunch and snack regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.

“These changes are really supporting the types of diets that we as a country should be following to have a healthy diet and lifestyle,” Laurie Colgan, child nutrition program director at the Agency of Education, tells the news site.

“If you have a food fundraiser and the foods meet the guidelines, then you can have that fundraiser. …Schools have fundraisers that are selling things like grapefruits and oranges from Florida. They’re selling flower bulbs, cards and wrapping paper. There are a lot of non-food fundraisers schools are using.”

Some schools claim they’re ahead of the curve and don’t offer brownies or desserts anyway, so the mandates handed down from Washington, D.C. and implemented by the state don’t mean much to them.

“We haven’t had desserts in our schools. This is my fourth year, and I’ve never seen a dessert served in the school. The kids like kale here, and they eat broccoli. Really, we’ve been ahead of the game,” Shelley Mathias, principal of Burlington’s Edmunds Elementary School, tells Watchdog.

But not all progressive northeastern states are following the dictates from D.C.

The Boston Globe notes Massachusetts has bucked the bake sale rules.

“In 2012, an uprising over lost bake sale revenue led the state to repeal the standards for fundraisers and re-institute the right to consume cupcakes,” the paper reports. They learned their lesson when the state tried to force “healthy foods” on schools and they weren’t going to let the Feds do it to them again.

Pushing back against the First Lady’s mandates isn’t happening just in Massachusetts. Last week, it was reported that Minnesota’s largest high school was spurning Michelle Obama’s strict lunch rules.

From Vermont Watchdog, Vermont bans brownies, turns kids on to kale, gluten-free paleo lemon bars:

It’s a best-seller at bake sales, a king of American confections, even a mandatory munchie of marijuana users. But the iconic chocolate brownie, that perfect blend of cake and cookie, is banned in Vermont schools.

In its place are new hoped-for kid favorites like fruit shish kebab, kale and even gluten-free paleo lemon bars.

The switch stems from nutrition mandates required under the new Smart-Snacks-in-Schools program in effect for public schools.

“The new school lunch pattern has low-fat, leaner proteins, greater variety and larger portions of fruits and vegetables; the grains have to be 100 percent whole-grain rich,” Laurie Colgan, child nutrition program director at the Agency of Education, told Vermont Watchdog.

The new rules, which evolved out of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, spell death to brownies, cupcakes, cookies and other bake sale goodies used to raise money for extracurriculars at money-strapped schools.

Deborah Quackenbush, education division director at the Agency of Education, said Smart Snack standards apply to a la carte lunch items, vending machines and fundraising events between midnight and half an hour after school.

The standard does not apply to off-campus events or to concessions for sporting events, plays and concerts. Moms who send brownies or cupcakes to celebrate a child’s birthday in the new dessert-averse environment will be permitted to do so.

Do as I mandate, not as I do… Priceless:

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