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Bureaucrats Will Carry Out Mandatory Home Inspections Under Climate Bill

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Saw this on another site thought I'd share

Government vampires ready and waiting to sink their teeth into the fat hog American taxpayer once more

Bureaucrats Will Carry Out Mandatory Home Inspections Under Climate Bill 020709top

Paul Joseph Watson

Prison Planet.com

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The controversial climate bill that is set to be taken up by the Senate on Monday after its passage in the House will legislate home inspections by government regulators who will demand to audit every aspect of your property under the threat of substantial and repeated fines if their visits are denied or their demands not satisfied.

The climate legislation is written in a manner that automatically assumes that global warming is taking place and that it is attributed to rising CO2 levels, despite the fact that this is a highly contentious question and is being rejected by more and more scientists as time goes by.

As Tony Pacheco writes in his excellent article today, the bill will “audit every aspect of your home and life”.

The bill states every home owner will receive an energy audit. What is a home energy audit? It is an intrusive visit made by the bureaucrats at the Home Energy Team or a similar group. They will examine and report the way you live your life directly to RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) . Light fixtures, socket types, spas, hot tubs, windows, appliances, walls and roofs will all be under review. Energy tests will be conducted throughout your house. At the end of the visit you will receive a report and a rating. The report will focus on the changes you need to make and the rating is called a HERS rating (Home Energy Rating System). RESNET will perform the audits through authorized contractors. RESNET has adopted the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards. The standards set the national procedures for home energy ratings.

According to RESNET, an audit consists of:

Comprehensive Home Energy Audit - A level of the RESNET Home Energy Audit process defined by this standard to include the evaluation, diagnosis and proposed treatment of an existing home. The Comprehensive Home Energy Audit may be based on a Home Performance Assessment (“Comprehensive Home Performance Energy Audit”) or Home Energy Rating (“Comprehensive HERS Audit”), in accordance with the criteria established by this Standard. A homeowner may elect to go through this process with or without a prior Home Energy Survey or Diagnostic Home Energy Survey.

Regulations already in place in some cities for non-residential buildings already carry fines of $2000 a time for preventing bureaucrats from carrying out inspections. These will simply be expanded to cover all premises under the new climate bill.

Under the RESNET standards for a home audit, the following procedures will become law under the climate bill.

704.1.2.3 The Home Energy Survey Professional shall request copies of utility bills or

written permission to obtain the energy use information from the utility company, and use

them to produce an estimate of generalized end-uses (base, heating, and cooling).

704.1.2.5. Minimum Procedures for an In-Home Energy Survey:

704.1.2.5.1.1 R-values of wall/ceiling/floor insulation

704.1.2.5.1.2 Square footage and approximate age of home

704.1.2.5.1.3 Type of windows: glazing type(s) and frame material(s)

704.1.2.5.1.4 Type, model number, and location of heating/cooling system(s)

704.1.2.5.1.5 Type of ductwork, location and R-value of duct insulation, and any

indications of previous duct sealing

704.1.2.5.1.6 Type of foundation is crawl, basement, or slab

704.1.2.5.1.7 Checklist of common air-leakage sites indicating likely opportunities

for leakage reduction

704.1.2.5.1.8 Estimated age and efficiency of major appliances such as

dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and dryers

704.1.2.5.1.9 Number and type of hardwired light fixtures and screw-in bulbs in

portable lamps suitable for energy efficient re-lamping

704.1.2.5.1.10 Visual indications of condensation

704.1.2.5.1.11 Presence and location of exhaust fans, and determination of whether

they are vented outdoors

704.1.2.5.1.12 Number and type of water fixtures (e.g. faucets, showerheads)

704.1.2.5.1.13 Presence and type(s) of combustion equipment; identification of

visually identifiable evidence of flame rollout, blocked chimney, and corroded or

missing vent connector.

As we have warned, the climate bill is nothing more than a feast for bloodthirsty government vampires, who are ready and waiting to suck off the fat hog of the American taxpayer once more.

Ohio Republican Senator George Voinovich says it will take a “miracle” for the Senate to pass the controversial climate bill next week, meaning that the legislation won’t be in place before United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen in December.

The Senator told Bloomberg News that the bill contains “a lot of crap” and that cutting CO2 emissions by 17 per cent before 2020 was an unobtainable goal.

Voinovich’s prediction that the bill will fail is echoed by Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, who said that the “razor-thin vote in the House spells doom in the Senate.”

However, Senator John Kerry claims that the bill will pass the Senate next week but that there won’t be enough sway to approve a global treaty that commits other nations to follow the same regulations.

Boy oh boy. Isn't this pleasant.

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This type of crap always comes from "it's for your own good, the good of everyone" type of philosophy. It's a power grab, pure and simple.

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OVER

MY

DEAD

BODY

(and a few of theirs)

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OVER

MY

DEAD

BODY

(and a few of theirs)

seriously I don't care how bad you need a job, if you apply to be one of these inspectors, you should be punched in the face repeatedly

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Its not as though I have anything to hide, its the principle of the matter. They are trying to use a psuedo-scientific ideology to gain warrantless access to my personal property for the "good of all mankind" and I will burn in Hell before I lay donw and let that happen.

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Tator pretty much summed up my thoughts on the matter. Who in the hell would want to argue in favor of this? Seriously....mandatory government house inspections and you can get penalized for it? What the flying #$*#?

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i wish i could flick a booger on every idiot that supports this nazi commando bs in this thread

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"Yes, Mr. Inspector, i believe that the business end of my P226 is emitting a superstandard amound of carbon. if you could just take a look for me..."

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Expect these same bureaucrats to be given the power to inspect the amount of junk food in peoples' homes. Then the nanny state will be in full swing. :angry:

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This is so much bullcrap.

Where are our dear leftists, who supported that damned a$$hole in his bid for the Whitehouse, on this little bit of legislation?

Well, what are your opinions? Want them in your house? You didn't want the government in your bedroom? Well, you got 'em in there now!

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Should these kind of inspections with manditory upgrades occur,especially here in the delta region where money is sparse,I would expect to see more vacant or burned out homes.On the upside,the local arsonists would have plenty of extra beer money which would boost Budweiser's business.

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went to a party last nite and brought the "mandatory home inspections" up and this flaming liberal woman was all for the idea, had no problem whatsoever............phckn idiots

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Appearently there are well to do politicians and people in upscale neighborhoods who have lost touch with whats going on in the real world.Most people that live in drafty houses don't do it by choice.Each of us need to contact our representatives and voice our opinion on this type of issue.This is Big Brother activity and it needs to be stopped.I would expect very few to be able to pass this type of inspection.

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and yet the Patriot Act...

...is brought up in a fruitless effort to shift the discussion off of an embarrassing revelation.

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and yet the Patriot Act...

Once again, the great Zartan brings up a point that has NOTHING to do with the current discussion. Classic liberalism.

Can you stay on the subject at hand for once in your life? :eek:

One of these home inspectors will be welcomed to my home with my Colt .223 AR-15. :cool:

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...is brought up in a fruitless effort to shift the discussion off of an embarrassing revelation.

EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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warning: if you don't bitch and moan about losing civil liberties due to Republican-sponsored legislation, then your indignation about such things as pertains to Democratic-sponsored legislation might sound like phony partisan sour grapes.

it's relevant.

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Once again, the great Zartan brings up a point that has NOTHING to do with the current discussion. Classic liberalism.

Can you stay on the subject at hand for once in your life? :eek:

One of these home inspectors will be welcomed to my home with my Colt .223 AR-15. :cool:

you are willing to do a lifetime bid just to show how much of a badarse you are?

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you are willing to do a lifetime bid just to show how much of a badarse you are?

Nope, I would be protected in both state and federal law.

The US Constitution, the ultimate law of the land protects me from such actions by the US Government in the 4th, 8th and 10th amendments.

United States Bill of Rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I'm also protected by South Carolina state law.

S.C. Code of Laws Title 16 Chapter 11 Offenses Against Property - www.scstatehouse.gov-LPITS

Castle Doctrine in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

ARTICLE 6.

PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY

SECTION 16-11-410. Citation of article.

This article may be cited as the "Protection of Persons and Property Act".

SECTION 16-11-420. Intent and findings of General Assembly.

(A) It is the intent of the General Assembly to codify the common law Castle Doctrine which recognizes that a person's home is his castle and to extend the doctrine to include an occupied vehicle and the person's place of business.

(B) The General Assembly finds that it is proper for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves, their families, and others from intruders and attackers without fear of prosecution or civil action for acting in defense of themselves and others.

© The General Assembly finds that Section 20, Article I of the South Carolina Constitution guarantees the right of the people to bear arms, and this right shall not be infringed.

(D) The General Assembly finds that persons residing in or visiting this State have a right to expect to remain unmolested and safe within their homes, businesses, and vehicles.

(E) The General Assembly finds that no person or victim of crime should be required to surrender his personal safety to a criminal, nor should a person or victim be required to needlessly retreat in the face of intrusion or attack.

SECTION 16-11-430. Definitions.

As used in this article, the term:

(1) "Dwelling" means a building or conveyance of any kind, including an attached porch, whether the building or conveyance is temporary or permanent, mobile or immobile, which has a roof over it, including a tent, and is designed to be occupied by people lodging there at night.

(2) "Great bodily injury" means bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member or organ.

(3) "Residence" means a dwelling in which a person resides either temporarily or permanently or is visiting as an invited guest.

(4) "Vehicle" means a conveyance of any kind, whether or not motorized, which is designed to transport people or property.

SECTION 16-11-440. Presumption of reasonable fear of imminent peril when using deadly force against another unlawfully entering residence, occupied vehicle or place of business.

(A) A person is presumed to have a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily injury to himself or another person when using deadly force that is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily injury to another person if the person:

(1) against whom the deadly force is used is in the process of unlawfully and forcefully entering, or has unlawfully and forcibly entered a dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle, or if he removes or is attempting to remove another person against his will from the dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle; and

(2) who uses deadly force knows or has reason to believe that an unlawful and forcible entry or unlawful and forcible act is occurring or has occurred.

(B) The presumption provided in subsection (A) does not apply if the person:

(1) against whom the deadly force is used has the right to be in or is a lawful resident of the dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle including, but not limited to, an owner, lessee, or titleholder; or

(2) sought to be removed is a child or grandchild, or is otherwise in the lawful custody or under the lawful guardianship, of the person against whom the deadly force is used; or

(3) who uses deadly force is engaged in an unlawful activity or is using the dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle to further an unlawful activity; or

(4) against whom the deadly force is used is a law enforcement officer who enters or attempts to enter a dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle in the performance of his official duties, and he identifies himself in accordance with applicable law or the person using force knows or reasonably should have known that the person entering or attempting to enter is a law enforcement officer.

© A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in another place where he has a right to be, including, but not limited to, his place of business, has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his ground and meet force with force, including deadly force, if he reasonably believes it is necessary to prevent death or great bodily injury to himself or another person or to prevent the commission of a violent crime as defined in Section 16-1-60.

(D) A person who unlawfully and by force enters or attempts to enter a person's dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle is presumed to be doing so with the intent to commit an unlawful act involving force or a violent crime as defined in Section 16-1-60.

(E) A person who by force enters or attempts to enter a dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle in violation of an order of protection, restraining order, or condition of bond is presumed to be doing so with the intent to commit an unlawful act regardless of whether the person is a resident of the dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle including, but not limited to, an owner, lessee, or titleholder.

SECTION 16-11-450. Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil actions; law enforcement officer exception; costs.

(A) A person who uses deadly force as permitted by the provisions of this article or another applicable provision of law is justified in using deadly force and is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use of deadly force, unless the person against whom deadly force was used is a law enforcement officer acting in the performance of his official duties and he identifies himself in accordance with applicable law or the person using deadly force knows or reasonably should have known that the person is a law enforcement officer.

(B) A law enforcement agency may use standard procedures for investigating the use of deadly force as described in subsection (A), but the agency may not arrest the person for using deadly force unless probable cause exists that the deadly force used was unlawful.

© The court shall award reasonable attorneys' fees, court costs, compensation for loss of income, and all expenses incurred by the defendant in defense of a civil action brought by a plaintiff if the court finds that the defendant is immune from prosecution as provided in subsection (A).

With that, I'm also immune from proscution. :D I'm also immune from federal proscution in regards to the SC state law below which does NOT honor or recognize any federal statute, law or legislation that violates the 10th amendment to the US Constitution.

May 19, 2009

S. 424

Introduced by Senators Bright, S. Martin, Alexander, Campbell, Fair, Knotts, Cromer, Mulvaney, Verdin, L. Martin, Shoopman, Rose, McConnell, Thomas, Cleary, Courson, Coleman, Davis, Reese, Campsen, Grooms, Ryberg, Peeler, O'Dell, Bryant and Massey

S. Printed 5/19/09--S. [sEC 5/20/09 1:06 PM]

Read the first time February 12, 2009.

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

TO AFFIRM THE RIGHTS OF ALL STATES INCLUDING SOUTH CAROLINA BASED ON THE PROVISIONS OF THE NINTH AND TENTH AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

Whereas, the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people"; and

Whereas, the Tenth Amendment defines the limited scope of federal power as being that specifically granted by the United States Constitution; and

Whereas, the limited scope of authority defined by the Tenth Amendment means that the federal government was created by the states specifically to be an agent of the states; and

Whereas, currently the states are treated as agents of the federal government; and

Whereas, many federal mandates are directly in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution; and

Whereas, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that Congress may not simply commandeer the legislative and regulatory processes of the states; and

Whereas, the State recognizes that as an independent sovereign, the State along with the other states of the union took part in an extensive collective bargaining process through the adoption of the Constitution and the various amendments thereto, and like any other party to any other agreement, the State is bound to uphold the terms and conditions of that agreement. Through this agreement, the states have collectively created the federal government, limiting the scope of its power and authority, as well as ensuring that certain fundamental rights are guaranteed. Also, through this process the states have collectively agreed to limit their own governmental authority by providing that the rights and protections afforded to the people as citizens of the United States are also extended to each person as a citizen of an individual state. Pursuant to that agreement, this State is bound to uphold the principals and protections afforded by all of the constitutional amendments, one of the most notable being the protections afforded by the Fourteenth Amendment which guarantees the privileges and immunities of the United States, due process of law, and equal protection under the law; and

Whereas, pursuant to the Tenth Amendment, by limiting the scope of federal power to only those specifically enumerated in the United States Constitution, the states retain plenary power to govern; and

Whereas, included among all states' plenary power to govern is the broad authority of all state legislatures to appropriate funds for the operation of state agencies and to specify and direct the conditions under which appropriated funds shall be spent; and

Whereas, the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina has exercised its broad authority to appropriate and direct the expenditure of funds by appropriating and directing the expenditure of funds in the Fiscal Year 2009-2010 budget. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:

That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, claims for the State of South Carolina sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the United States Constitution.

Be it further resolved that all federal governmental agencies, quasi-governmental agencies, and their agents and employees operating within the geographic boundaries of the State of South Carolina, and all federal governmental agencies and their agents and employees, whose actions have effect on the inhabitants or lands or waters of the State of South Carolina, shall operate within the confines of the original intent of the Constitution of the United States and abide by the provisions of the Constitution of South Carolina, the South Carolina statutes, or the common law as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.

Be it further resolved that this resolution serves as notice and demand to the federal government, as South Carolina's agent, to cease and desist immediately all mandates that are beyond the scope of the federal government's constitutionally delegated powers.

Be it further resolved that copies of this resolution be forwarded to the President of the United States, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the President of the United States Senate, and each member of South Carolina's Congressional Delegation, all at Washington, D.C., and to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate of the legislatures of the other forty-nine states.

2009-2010 Bill 424: United States Constitution - South Carolina Legislature Online

People like you are the reason why the federal government is gaining more and more power. It's people like you that trade and give up your God given rights all in the name of "prosperity" and "equality". The Obama Administration and the Democratically controlled Congress is on a power grab. It's just that simple.

I'm a patriot first and foremost. I love my country dearly and will defend it if necessary against tyranny.

For example of said denial of rights and dictation, Obama and his cronies want to repeal the 22nd amendment to the US Constitution that would abolish term limits for the president and pave the way for a police state and tyranny to begin.....

No term limit for President Obama?

Repeal of Presidential Term Limits, True or False? « TheDeeZone

Hail King Obama: President for life

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somehow i don't think it would quite go down like that if you shot a government-appointed home inspector dead, Rambo.

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This may be the one post in which you'll ever see me side with Zartan....but feel free to try it. It'd make for a good case study.

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For example of said denial of rights and dictation, Obama and his cronies want to repeal the 22nd amendment to the US Constitution that would abolish term limits for the president and pave the way for a police state and tyranny to begin.....

No term limit for President Obama?

Repeal of Presidential Term Limits, True or False? « TheDeeZone

Hail King Obama: President for life

That has been tried several times, with Republicans in office as well. It's never going to happen.

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