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  • Arizona bill would allow cities to ignore federal rules

    04/16/2014 9:35:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    ap ^ | Apr 15, 2014
    The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that would allow cities and towns to enter restricted federal land without permission in emergencies. ... Republican bill sponsor Rep. Kelly Townsend of Mesa says she was inspired by the battle between the city of Tombstone and the federal government over access to repair its water supply system in the Coronado National Forest. She says local authorities should have the right to go in where needed without being granted approval first in cases of emergency.
  • Arizona House Passes Bill Allowing Self-Defense Killing Of Endangered Wolves

    04/16/2014 9:44:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    KRWG News ^ | April 16, 2014
    The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a Senate bill allowing ranchers to kill endangered wolves in self-defense. Senate Bill 1211 would allow livestock owners to kill a Mexican gray wolf if one was caught attacking livestock or a person. Wildlife activists say the bill violates the federal Endangered Species Act. But a staff attorney says the bill has been watered down and now meets constitutional requirements.
  • Electricity Price Surged to All-Time Record for March

    04/16/2014 7:00:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 16, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The average price for a kilowatthour (KWH) of electricity hit a March record of 13.5 cents, according data released yesterday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was up about 5.5 percent from 12.8 cents per KWH in March 2013. ... The BLS’s seasonally adjusted electricity price index rose to 209.341 this March, the highest it has ever been, up 10.537 points—or 5.3 percent--from 198.804 in March 2013. ... per capita electricity production peaked in the United States in 2007.
  • Alaska to sue Interior Department for road to reach medical aid

    04/16/2014 6:31:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell announced Monday that the state will sue the Obama administration to allow construction of a 10-mile road to give residents of a remote fishing village access to emergency medical flights at an all-weather airport. Residents of King Cove, Alaska, were outraged in December when Interior Secretary Sally Jewell nixed a plan for a land swap that would have allowed the building of an unpaved road between the small town and the airport at Cold Bay. ... Since Ms. Jewell rejected the land swap, which would have given the refuge 43,093 acres of state land and 13,300...
  • Nevada Militia To Feds: ‘Control Our Borders, Not Our Ranchers’

    04/13/2014 6:20:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    CBS LAS VEGAS ^ | April 11, 2014
    The rural Nevada showdown between federal government officials and militia members protecting rancher Cliven Bundy has evolved into a battle of government “tyranny,” with many newly arriving militiamen rolling in to draw a line in the dirt about 70 miles northeast of Las Vegas. ... “This is a better education than being in school! I’m glad I brought you. I’m a good mom,” Ilona Ence, a 49-year-old mother from St. George and Bundy relative who brought her four teenage children to the ranch, told the Las Vegas Sun. “They’re learning about the Constitution.” Ence’s teenage sons posted up a sign...
  • Sage Grouse Rebellion

    03/30/2014 10:38:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    wsj ^ | March 11, 2014
    Will Obama use two small birds to limit oil drilling in the West? Almost half the land west of the Mississippi belongs to the federal government, including 48% of California, 62% of Idaho and 81% of Nevada. No surprise that the Obama Administration wants to control more. But the result could be to suppress the country's booming oil and gas development. In partnership with green activists, the Department of Interior may attempt one of the largest federal land grabs in modern times, using a familiar vehicle—the Endangered Species Act (ESA). A record 757 new species could be added to the...
  • Wyo spent $7.9 million on sage grouse conservation, Barrasso on LNG exports and more

    03/26/2014 8:24:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Star-Tribune ^ | March 26, 2014 | BENJAMIN STORROW
    Wyoming has spent $7.9 million on sage grouse conservation since 2005. That was the finding of a new report by the Western Governors Association, which inventoried the efforts of 11 western states to protect the bird and its habitat. The report comes in advance of an expected 2015 ruling by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over whether to add the species to the endangered species list. The sage grouse's listing could curtail energy development throughout the West. ... Utah, by comparison, spent $8.8 million on improvements to sage grouse habitat in 2013 alone.
  • EU-Canada free trade deal ‘opens door to environmental lawsuits’

    02/11/2014 3:16:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 11 February 2014 | Arthur Neslen
    Multinationals will have wide-ranging powers to sue EU states that enact health or environmental laws breaching their “legitimate expectations” of profit, according to a leaked “investment chapter” from the Canada-EU free trade agreement (CETA), which was signed last November. A separate “nature and scope” document for EU-US free trade talks, which EurActiv has seen, makes clear that similar parameters are foreseen for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. The CETA investment chapter proposes a definition of “fair and equitable treatment” (FET) for investors which has sparked multi-million dollar lawsuits, such as one by Lone Pine challenging a shale...
  • Britain’s lights could go out next winter! EU green directives have left grid ‘close to limit’

    10/17/2013 8:52:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:11 EST, 17 October 2013 | Tamara Cohen
    Britain could be hit by power cuts next winter because the electricity supply is already “close to its limits”, experts warn. Capacity is so stretched that a cold spell, combined with routine problems at one or more plants, could overwhelm the system and see blackouts in 2014-15, their damning report claims. A major pressure on the National Grid is the forced closure of coal-fired power stations to meet European green directives, the Royal Academy of Engineering says. …
  • Tesla Model S scores highest marks ever on U.S. crash testing

    08/20/2013 9:10:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 62 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | August 20, 2013 | Justin Hyde
    As much as electric car builders hail their vehicles as the future of transportation, one question they couldn't answer fully was just how well their vehicles would withstand a crash. Automakers have spent decades finessing their chassis; what happened when an engine-less vehicle went head-on into a barrier wasn't clear, and as the post crash-test smoldering of a Chevy Volt demonstrated, the batteries posed new challenges. Leave it to Tesla to provide the first hard evidence — with data from U.S. government tests showing the Model S sedan may be the most crash-proof passenger vehicle on the road today. Normally,...
  • (Creepy Looking Alien Face Hugger) Algae Suit Generates Food to Feed Your Constant Hunger

    08/15/2013 8:00:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    DVICE ^ | Monday, August 12, 2013 | Colin Druce-McFadden
    Algae suit generates food to feed your constant hunger When we think of futuristic fashion, our minds often lean toward the minimalist designs of Star Trek or Tron. But maybe what we wear in the future will have more to do with what we eat than what we want to look like. That's the premise behind the algaculture symbiosis suit designed by Michael Burton and Michiko Nitta. The symbiosis suit is designed to make food for you as you go about your daily routine. A number of tubes, placed in front of your mouth, harness the CO2 you breathe and...
  • "Awwww ... How Cute!" Baby Orca Spotted with Plastic Trash Bag in Its Mouth

    08/01/2013 8:12:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    LiveScience ^ | August 01, 2013 | Megan Gannon,
    Orca Spotted with Plastic Bag in Mouth Researchers snapped a picture of a baby killer whale in the Pacific Northwest holding a plastic bag in its mouth, just the latest example of plastic pollution in the world's oceans. Last month, scientists from the Center for Whale Research monitoring orcas in the Salish Sea say they spotted a calf playing with what at first looked like a small scrap of blubber. When the baby whale dropped the item from its mouth, they realized it was actually a plastic bag.
  • Former Electric-car Engineer: Electric Cars Pollute More Than Gas

    07/12/2013 6:23:08 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 12 July 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    Former Electric-car Engineer: Electric Cars Pollute More Than Gas The New American 12 July 2013 Is the only "green" aspect of electric cars the money some companies make off them? If former plug-in advocate and General Motors engineer Ozzie Zehner (shown) is correct, this is exactly the case. Author of the book Green Illusions, Zehner once built his own hybrid car that could run on electricity or natural gas. And, he writes in a recent article entitled "Unclean at Any Speed," he was convinced cars such as his "would help reduce both pollution and fossil-fuel dependence." But he now...
  • Study: Electric cars no greener than gasoline vehicles

    07/02/2013 11:29:45 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 21 replies
    United Press International ^ | 2013 July 01 | UPI
    BERKELEY, Calif., July 1 (UPI) — Electric cars, despite their supposed green credentials, are among the environmentally dirtiest transportation options, a U.S. researcher suggests. Writing in the journal IEEE Spectrum, researcher Ozzie Zehner says electric cars lead to hidden environmental and health damages and are likely more harmful than gasoline cars and other transportation options. Electric cars merely shift negative impacts from one place to another, he wrote, and "most electric-car assessments analyze only the charging of the car. This is an important factor indeed. But a more rigorous analysis would consider the environmental impacts over the vehicle's entire life...
  • GM food off the menu in Parliament's restaurants- ministers telling public to drop their opposition

    06/30/2013 2:03:25 PM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 21, 2013 | Sean Poulter
    GM foods are banned from restaurants in the Houses of Parliament despite government claims it is ‘probably safer’ than other meals. Government ministers are demanding that ordinary families should abandon their reluctance to eat genetically modified food, however they are banned from MPs’ plates. This week the food and farming secretary, Owen Paterson, launched an extraordinary propaganda campaign to encourage the nation to accept GM crops and farming. He bolstered his campaign with claims that some seven million children in the Far East could have been saved from blindness or death in the last 15 years if only people had...
  • Obama's Climate Change Speech Ignores Science & EU Experience

    06/25/2013 5:17:27 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 June 2013 | William F. Jasper
    President Obama blasts global warming skeptics as “flat-earth society,” at Georgetown University speech outlining his climate change and energy agenda. Obama's Climate Change Speech Ignores Science & EU Experience The New American 25 June 2013 President Obama was playing to his most extreme “green” constituency in his climate and energy speech at Georgetown University today, blasting global warming skeptics as “flat-earth society” ostriches with their heads in the sand. President Obama said he does not have "patience for anyone who denies that this problem is real." "We don't have time for a meeting of the flat-Earth society," Obama said....
  • Lawsuit: EPA Conducted Gas Chamber-like Experiments on Elderly, Infirm...(flashback)

    05/18/2013 7:12:11 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    Restoring Liberty ^ | 10/06/12 | By Mark Musser?
    Lawsuit: EPA Conducted Gas Chamber-like Experiments on Elderly, Infirm at University of North Carolina [T]he EPA has been conducting human experiments on people by piping diesel fumes from a running truck mixed with air into their lungs at a North Carolina university. The agency has ginned up yet another green crusade — the lethal dangers of diesel fumes. They even had a gas chamber set up to accommodate the environmental research project that shockingly recalls the death camps in Poland. Read more: http://joemiller.us/2012/10/lawsuit-epa-conducted-gas-chamber-like-experiments-on-elderly-infirm-at-university-of-north-carolina/#ixzz2ThSWxmIY
  • Stupidity of Cameron's priorities: gay marriage, foreign aid and wind farms.

    05/05/2013 7:33:23 AM PDT · by granada · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 21:29 GMT, 4 May 2013 | UPDATED: 22:44 GMT, 4 May 2013 | SIMON WALTERS
    For a man who regards Brussels as the biggest threat to Britain’s freedom since the Second World War, the choice of beer for Nigel Farage was obvious when we met at the Westminster Arms on Friday: Spitfire. It is brewed by Shepherd Neame in Kent to celebrate the Battle of Britain. Farage, a man of Kent, gulped down the first pint in 15 minutes, ordered a ‘reload,’ polishing off his second in another ten; and the moment we stepped outside, he lit up a fag.
  • Falmouth, MA, Votes to Take-down wind turbines

    02/26/2013 7:17:18 AM PST · by pabianice · 15 replies
    Fox News Live (no link) | 2/26/13 | litton51@hotmail.com
    In April, 2011, Wind 1 went online near Falmouth, MA's waste plant. The 262 feet tall structure -- 10 feet taller than the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown -- has blades that extend almost 400 feet, which is about half the height of the John Hancock Building in Boston, reported WGBH-TV. Complaints started almost immediately. According to Fox, Wind 2 is ready to go online but the town said 'enough is enough.' The 262-foot eyesores have created a storm of protests from residents, many of whom blame numerous health problems on the turbine already in use. The blades' low frequency vibrations...
  • Calif. throws subsidy at Tesla Motors

    10/16/2012 7:01:44 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 10 replies
    http://www.calwatchdog.com ^ | 10-12-12 | Joseph Perkins
    Calif. throws subsidy at Tesla MotorsCalif. throws subsidy at Tesla Motors Oct. 12, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Memo to Occupy San Jose: I’ve got a ripe target for you on Santana Row, playpen for the Silicon Valley wealthy. Not Gucci, Burberry, Ferragamo or the other upscale stores along the Row. But Tesla Motors, the electric carmaker, whose co-founder and CEO, Elon Musk, boasts a $2.4 billion net worth. Musk is not merely a member of America’s 1 percent, for which Occupy has much contempt. He’s a member of the 1 percent of 1 percent. That’s why it is so unseemly...
  • Bret Baier’s Fox News Reporting Special – ‘Behind Obama’s Green Agenda’

    Does Obama have radical “green” roots? Bret Baier travels across America, revealing rogue regulators, tracing the truth about the president’s environmental agenda and exposing programs that could devastate our economy! Check out a sneak peek of the special below, and tune in on Sunday at 9p ET to watch the full ‘Fox News Reporting: Behind Obama’s Green Agenda’ on Fox News.
  • Daily Bret: 'Behind Obama's Green Agenda'

    Bret previews upcoming special Duration1:59 Date Oct 5, 2012
  • Video: The Three-Phase Process of How Agenda 21 Invades a City

    09/22/2012 6:05:13 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 43 replies
    Stop Agenda 21 in Texas ^ | Sept. 22, 2012 | Sovereignty International / Freedom 21
    Stop Agenda 21 in Texas Sept. 22, 2012 This three-part video series exposes the three-phase process through which Agenda 21 enters most communities and uses actual examples of techniques used by organizations to confront the process. Examples include what to do, and what NOT to do to resist or repeal the elements of Agenda 21 that may be included in your community’s comprehensive Land Use Plan and building and zoning codes. Narrated by Henry Lamb and produced by Sovereignty International, Inc. and Freedom 21, Inc. Youtube Links: 1/3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S9Y0562s-U 2/3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0__CoNabl0 3/3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrFsSFS1z4U
  • (British) Drivers punished for going green

    05/30/2012 5:06:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM BST 30 May 2012 | James Kirkup, Deputy Political Editor
    Motorists face having to pay increased road tax as the Treasury considers plans to claw back hundreds of millions of pounds in revenue that will be lost as drivers opt for greener cars. The Daily Telegraph has learned that government officials have begun private discussions with the motoring industry and drivers’ groups about an overhaul of the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) rules. The talks come as ministers try to prevent a fall in tax revenues as more motorists choose smaller, cleaner cars that incur a lower rate of duty. Labour has accused the Coalition of planning a “stealth tax” on...
  • Inhofe delivers Senate floor takedown of military 'green' agenda

    05/18/2012 10:30:37 AM PDT · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 18, 2012 | Hope Hodge
    The Obama administration is determined to gut the U.S. military in order to fund a far-left environmental agenda, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said during an extended address on the Senate floor this week. Inhofe spoke to Human Events last week about his concern that U.S. military leaders had proposed spending billions on green energy measures and expensive biofuels while implementing slashing cuts on equipment and key functions, and promised to bring attention to the Defense Department’s promotion of the president’s liberal goals.
  • The end of the Global Warming Scare would look a lot like this

    04/04/2012 11:23:54 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    JoNova ^ | April 4th, 2012 | Joanne
    Soon, the moment will come when the crowd will say “I always knew it was fake”.Here are three signs we are at the beginning of The End.1. Op-Ed writers will be pointing out how governments are unwinding policies: Dominic Lawson: Britain Has Finally Rejected The Bogus Economics Of Climate Change. Germany (home of half the worlds solar energy production) is winding up its pursuit of renewables, and eight Eastern European nations said “No Thanks” (legally) to the EU’s authoritarian dictat on carbon emissions, and hardly anyone complained… And which energy source is ecologically correct Germany now developing faster than...
  • Pregnant orang-utan protectively hugs her daughter

    01/28/2012 7:40:29 AM PST · by Charlespg · 8 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 27th January 2012 | Richard Shears
    As bounty hunters with bush knives entrapped them in a circle and moved in for the kill, the only thing this mother orang-utan could think to do was to wrap a giant protective arm around her daughter. The pair seemed to be facing a certain death as a gang of hunters surrounded them in Borneo, keen to cash in on the palm oil plantations' bid to be rid of the animals.
  • Power Plant Closures Due to Environmental Regulations to Take Toll on Towns

    12/21/2011 7:13:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/20/11
    Power Plant Closures Due to Environmental Regulations to Take Toll on TownsPublished December 20, 2011 | Associated Press For more than 90 years, the coal-fired power plant in Glen Lyn, Va., has been churning out electricity and contributing to local prosperity. Of late, it has generated nearly a quarter of the revenue for the $1 million budget of the town. Yet when the plant ultimately shuts down to comply with new federal air pollution regulations by the end of 2014, says Town Manager Howard Spencer, so too might the community of 200. "If the town lost all of that revenue,"...
  • Rejoice: Incandescent Light Bulb Ban Suspended

    12/16/2011 8:29:47 AM PST · by CedarDave · 93 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2011 | Kate Hicks
    As part of last night's omnibus budget bill which prevented government shutdown, Republicans won a small victory: they suspended the incandescent light bulb ban. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle bowed to widespread public pressure, as the American people made it clear they weren't interested in this literal government intrusion into their livingrooms. Congressional Republicans dropped almost all of the policy restrictions they tried to attach to the bill, but won inclusion of the light bulb provision, which prevents the Obama administration from carrying through a 2007 law that would have set energy efficiency standards that effectively made the...
  • Don't Mess With Texas Or Eastern New Mexico

    12/13/2011 4:26:36 PM PST · by reformedcrat · 9 replies · 1+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 12-13-2011 | Tom Thurlow
    An endangered listing for the DSL would ruin the oil drilling industry in the Permian Basin, that area of west Texas and eastern New Mexico that produces about 20% of all the oil from the lower 48 states and 5% of total oil produced in the US. The oil produced there also constitutes 68% of all oil produced in the state of Texas.
  • Gingrich: lawyers with fundamentally Christian values needed to restore our nation

    11/30/2011 12:01:23 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 27 replies
    MariaNews.com ^ | 12/10/2010 | staff
    Gingrich speaking at the conservative Ave Maria School of Law last November. Skip to 1:47 at the video link.
  • ‘Bird-Brained’ Hypocrisy: Oil Companies Prosecuted for 28 Dead Waterfowl While Wind Companies

    10/02/2011 9:33:07 AM PDT · by volunbeer · 43 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | September 30, 2011 | Dave Urbanski
    You may have gotten wind of the seven North Dakota oil companies recently charged in federal court with the deaths of 28 migratory birds. The birds allegedly landed in oil waste pits in western North Dakota last spring; the maximum penalty for each charge under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is six months in prison and a $15,000 fine, the AP said. But did you know that wind-power companies are responsible for more than 400,000 bird deaths annually, and not one has faced a single charge? The Wall Street Journal knows it, opining yesterday that the prosecutions are “bird-brained,” especially...
  • Jonah Goldberg: America’s Green Quagmire - Obama’s energy agenda has been a very expensive...

    08/24/2011 2:53:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | August 24, 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    America's Green QuagmireObama's energy agenda has been a very expensive failure. It was a massive flatbed truck, flanked by smaller vehicles brandishing “oversized load” banners, carrying a huge white thing. I think the first one I saw was in Ohio. But I know that by the time I passed Grand Island, Neb., I’d lost count. What was it? At first, it looked like it could be a replacement for the Swords of QādisÄ«yah — that giant crossed-blades sculpture in central Baghdad. And then, the aha: It was a propeller blade for a wind turbine, a really big one. I’ve seen...
  • The Failure of Al Gore: Part One (ManBearPig Nearing Extinction)

    06/28/2011 12:05:40 PM PDT · by mojito · 37 replies
    The American Interest ^ | 6/24/2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    It must be as perplexing to his many admirers as it is frustrating to himself that a man of Vice President Gore’s many talents, great skills and strong beliefs is one of the most consistent losers in American politics. [....] Once out of office, he assumed the leadership of the global green movement, steering that movement into a tsunami of defeat that, when the debris is finally cleared away, will loom as one of the greatest failures of civil society in all time. Gore has the Midas touch in reverse; objects of great value (Nobel prizes, Oscars) turn dull and...
  • New Hidden Quake Fault Found in California (Martis Creek Dam)

    06/16/2011 1:25:11 PM PDT · by decimon · 11 replies
    Live Science ^ | June 16, 2011 | Katherine Tweed
    You'd think in a seismically active area like California that every potentially earthquake-producing fault to be found would've been identified. It turns out there are plenty of such faults hiding in the ground, and one of them has just been found. And this fault holds the potential of producing more than just an earthquake — it could also release a flood from a nearby dam. Scientists with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were inspecting the Martis Creek Dam, which sits just outside Truckee, Calif., and about 35 miles upstream from Reno. It is one of 10 dams in the...
  • Oil “subsidy” and “tax breaks” nonsense

    05/21/2011 7:53:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2011 | Paul Driessen
    President Obama frequently says Americans "need to end our $4 billion in annual taxpayer subsidies to oil companies." The latest Democrat bill would have repealed some $2 billion of what Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and others call "subsidies" and "special tax breaks" for Big Oil. That’s baloney – shameless demagoguery that will inflict further damage on our struggling economy. Subsidies are cash payments from government to the private sector. Money is taken from the 51% of Americans who still pay income taxes – and transferred by legislators and bureaucrats to companies and activities that "deserve" or "require" these wealth transfers,...
  • Obama Administration to Honor ‘Green’ Schools That Teach ‘Environmental Literacy’

    05/17/2011 1:53:11 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/17/2011 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Next year on Earth Day, the Obama administration plans to announce which U.S. schools have been selected as “Green Ribbon Schools,” a designation that will “honor” schools for “creating healthy and sustainable learning environments” and for “teaching environmental literacy.” The Green Ribbon Schools program was announced in late April, but details on how schools will be picked or what the honor entails have not been released. Jo Ann Webb, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Education, told CNSNews.com that the program is still under development. “The criteria have not been developed yet,” Webb said. “The plan is for...
  • Red Robin and Green Propaganda (Vanity)

    05/09/2011 1:05:35 PM PDT · by Der_Hirnfänger · 13 replies
    Vanity | 5/9/2011 | Der Hirnfanger
    So my wife and my mother both agreed to go to Red Robin for their mother's day dinner. Between my brother and me we had three children with us. Right when they seat you, they give each kid a placemat that has games and pictures they can color, along with the kids' menu. They also get them a beverage. Both the placemat and the cup were covered in environmentalism propaganda, talking about cutting the carbon footprint and how we all needed to "go green" This sort of thing really irritates me, especially when it's aimed squarely at impressionable children. I...
  • Energy Fantasyland

    03/24/2011 5:40:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Gas is well over $4 a gallon in most places in California -- and soaring elsewhere as well. But are such high energy prices good or bad? That should be a stupid question. Yet it is not when the Obama administration has stopped new domestic offshore oil exploration in many American waters, curbed oil leases in the West, and keeps oil-rich areas of Alaska exempt from drilling. Last week, President Obama went to Brazil and declared of that country's new offshore finds: "With the new oil finds off Brazil, President (Dilma) Rousseff has said that Brazil wants to be a...
  • Green-Energy Plant Sucks Up Subsidies, Then Goes Bust

    02/08/2011 1:34:01 AM PST · by lbryce · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 6, 2011 | Timothy P, Carney
    To turn wood chips into ethanol fuel, George W. Bush's Department of Energy in February 2007 announced a $76 million grant to Range Fuels for a cutting-edge refinery. A few months later, the refinery opened in the piney woods of Treutlen County, Ga., as the taxpayers of Georgia piled on another $6 million. In 2008, the ethanol plant was the first beneficiary of the Biorefinery Assistance Program, pocketing a loan for $80 million guaranteed by the U.S. taxpayers. Last month, the refinery closed down, having failed to squeeze even a drop of ethanol out of its pine chips. The Soperton,...
  • Another Environmental Disaster

    02/07/2011 7:49:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2011 | Bruce Bialosky
    Hollywood often makes heroes out of undeserving people in order to further their unenlightened agenda. Ten years ago, it was “Erin Brockovich” that received Tinseltown’s royal treatment. Directed by Steven Soderbergh (who would later deify Che Guevera in “Che”), the film starred another leftist, Julia Roberts, who won the Academy Award for this propaganda. We now find out that the entire story was a hoax and that Brockovich has gone on to destroy even bigger targets on her fictitious crusade. For those of you who missed this sterling piece of modern cinema, Brockovich (with virtually no qualifications) single-handedly discovers that...
  • The Greens’ eco-Marxist plan to transform society

    11/15/2010 6:50:06 PM PST · by AustralianConservative · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Australian Conservative ^ | November 16, 2010 | Kevin Andrews
    Unless we understand the ideological foundations of the Greens, we will fail to effectively address the challenge they pose. We will be left debating instrumental outcomes, as if they are based on the same foundations that underpin western civilisation. The Greens are at the cutting edge of a clash within western civilisation itself. The Greens are not a single-issue party. Their objective is “to transform politics and bring about Green government.” As part of a worldwide movement, this objective involves a radical transformation of western culture. In their manifesto, The Greens, Bob Brown and Peter Singer write that the origin...
  • 'Climate science' is an oxymoron. Time for Zero Tolerance of Green agendas

    01/06/2010 12:34:04 PM PST · by Schnucki · 9 replies · 623+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | January 6, 2010 | Gerald Warner
    Wow! That Copenhagen package really worked. Global warming has been dramatically reversed. In fact, if Al Gore could see his way to turning the heat back up just a little, most of us would be deeply appreciative… “Climate science” is the oxymoron of the century. There is not a city, town or hamlet in the country that has had its weather conditions correctly forecast, over periods as short as 12 hours, during the past week. This is the “exceptionally mild winter” that the climate change buffoons warned us would occur as a consequence of global warming. Their credibility is 20...
  • ClimateGate Data Series Part I: A break-down of large data file (Simplified Overview)

    11/27/2009 8:17:45 AM PST · by opentalk · 26 replies · 1,213+ views
    Defend our Freedoms ^ | November 26, 2009 | J. Smith
    Al Gore, George Soros and other Carbon Pirates have got Congress to fund and direct Billions of dollars towards “Green Energy” and “Carbon Control” projects based on bogus data claims. These data claims stem from the recently hacked Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in the UK. The CRU was set up by the US Dept. of Energy at this university. Why not a US university? It could be because the UK, for the longest time, had no “Freedom of Information Act”, like the US does. You’ll soon see why these scientists and the Dept. of...
  • Why 'climategate' won't stop greens

    11/26/2009 10:27:03 AM PST · by opentalk · 24 replies · 750+ views
    Toronto sun ^ | 26th November 2009 | LORRIE GOLDSTEIN
    If you're wondering how the robot-like march of the world's politicians towards Copenhagen can possibly continue in the face of the scientific scandal dubbed "climategate," it's because Big Government, Big Business and Big Green don't give a s*** about "the science." They never have. What "climategate" suggests is many of the world's leading climate scientists didn't either. Apparently they stifled their own doubts about recent global cooling not explained by their computer models, manipulated data, plotted ways to avoid releasing it under freedom of information laws and attacked fellow scientists and scientific journals for publishing even peer-reviewed literature of which...
  • Climate summit flop feared

    08/20/2009 10:41:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 1,013+ views
    CPHPOST ^ | , 19 August 2009
    Hotel reservation cancellations spark failure fears for the upcoming climate conference in Copenhagen The Foreign Ministry has cancelled 20,000 overnight hotel reservations meant for people attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December. The move is expected to cost the hotel industry about 40 million kroner in lost revenue, calculated by each night in a hotel room costing about 2,000 kroner, reports Business.dk. Reservations in a number of hotels across Zealand and parts of Skćne in southern Sweden have been cut from 120,000 to 100,000 overnight stays. The two-week conference in December is expected to attract between 12,000 and...
  • Senators slam climate bill

    08/20/2009 12:02:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 1,474+ views
    Star-Tribune ^ | August 20, 2009 | DUSTIN BLEIZEFFER
    congressional leaders from carbon-intensive states such as Wyoming remain adamantly opposed to the Waxman-Markey bill, insisting the real costs of curbing greenhouse gas emissions would further bankrupt the nation. “There’s nothing good about it,” said U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. “I’m going to do everything to make sure it doesn’t pass.” U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., said the bill is “the biggest hidden tax in America.” “It’s a Ponzi scheme because we’re just going to print certificates for CO2 and not take care of any CO2,” Enzi said. “It’s just another way to make money.” The U.S. House in June...
  • Four Democratic senators want to delay cap and trade bill (Obama and Pelosi running out of fuel)

    08/16/2009 12:55:58 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 94 replies · 7,362+ views
    dallas examiner ^ | 8/16/2009 | KJ Collins
    Four Democratic senators want to put off the proposed cap & trade legislation. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad both of North Dakota are urging the Senate to delay legislation that puts caps on greenhouse gas emissions and instead, pass a narrow bill that sets requirements on the use of renewable energy. Senators Lincoln and Dorgan are up for re-election in 2010 and are from states that would be hurt economically from a cap and trade bill similar to the one passed by the House in June. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...
  • The New Jacobin Elite

    06/24/2009 11:20:11 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 56 replies · 2,050+ views
    The New American ^ | Wednesday, 24 June 2009 | William F. Jasper
    The New Jacobin Elite | Print | Written by William F. Jasper    Wednesday, 24 June 2009 06:00 The Socialist Party of Great Britain is celebrating the reissuing of Peter Taaffe’s book, The Masses Arise: The Great French Revolution 1789 -1815. “Its republication by Socialist Publications, in time for the 220th anniversary of this great event in July 2009, is extremely timely,” says the party’s website. A different page on the party’s site promoting the same book instructs readers: “An understanding of the French Revolution remains crucial for all revolutionaries. Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky studied it intensely to gain an...
  • Cap-and-trade means energy bubble

    02/18/2009 1:57:29 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies · 597+ views
    dcexaminer.com ^ | 2/17/09 | Tom Borelli
    When the housing bubble burst, it exposed an unseemly alliance between special interests and the financial sector. Activists wanted homes for all at any cost, and lenders were happy to oblige despite the inherent risk. Although the economic devastation this bubble wrought is still not under control, a similar toxic alliance is working on the next one: The green bubble. Failing companies such as AIG, General Electric and General Motors, already propped up with tax dollars, have partnered with radical environmentalists in a scheme their CEOs believe will allow them to profit on fears about global warming. Corporate members of...