Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Did it ever occur to those Obama voters that the 14 trillion dollar debt is exactly the plan he wants. If debt were a problem to socialists, do you think they would have voted for the huge spending bills to the tune of Obama with his signature putting the icing on the cake? He whines about how all of this debt is Bush's fault and how poor fellow Obama is just having to do all of these things to counter Bush's mistakes. Hmmmmm. In your life, if you have unsustainable debt, do you turn around and borrow boatloads more money? Instead of bailing the water out of the boat to save yourselves, do you bail water out of the lake INTO the boat to sink it faster? So even if Bush was the "mistaken spender," how is it that Obama is increasing the spending / debt by four times Bush's debt? Is that change? Or is that double down on the mistakes? This is national suicide with Obama as Kevorkian administering the cyanide, i.e. fiddling while Rome is burning.
So think about it. What is the plan? If you think Obama is so smart, then can you explain the logic behind his actions? Let's say he is so smart, then you have to admit that he is doing exactly what he intends to do. That is, submerge the nation in debt so high that the nation will eventually implode into bankruptcy or chaos or worse. The good news is that his hand is shown. The hands of all of the socialists / communists in our government are now on the table. You know who they are. Are you going to waltz happily into the future, paying for his entitlements and regulations that are drowning our nation? Do you think his plan is how you want your children and grand-children to live? Paying for Obama's socialist / communist tyranny that you voted into the Presidency?
Oh, maybe you think he is going to make "the rich" pay for this and your family is immune to the pain. So Kevorkian shows up and offers a "pain free" death to the nation's children, and you say what? Gee, that's O.K. As long as there is no pain? What makes you think Obama's plans don't come with pain for you and your family? How many people are out of work? How many businesses have gone under? How many hospitals are closing? How many doctors are retiring early? What is the value of your house right now compared to two years ago? (and no....the mortgage debacle wasn't Bush.....that was Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, tweedle dumb and tweedle dee of the Fannie and Freddie debacle begun by another global socialist named Jimmy Carter and put on steroids by the Clinton global socialist machine.) Was that house part of your retirement or inheritance for your family when you passed on? What will those children have at that point? Is your health insurance rate going up?
Now I am asking myself, do Obama voters even understand any of the implications and consequences of anything Obama has done? Or care? Probably not.
Sorry.....just thinking aloud. Must have been a brain freeze.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sometimes I feel really sorry for some people I know who have been duped by the Global Warming / Climate Change propaganda. Most other times I am angry that people are that stupid as to buy into such obvious lies and misinformation. And then..this morning I was watching Morning Joe, which I do often in order to hear the latest spin from the socialist elites, and lo and behold there is the CEO of Ford, Alan Mulally, talking sweet talk to Mika Brzezinski about how responsible Ford is by going along with lowering CO2 emissions and coming up with electric cars (for which there is no grid to fuel the cars and, gee...no one asks where do we get the electricity for all of these electric cars?). On the way to the bathroom, figuratively losing my breakfast in disgust, I thought to myself, "they have to think the entire population is just as dumb as a rock!" I can't begin to fathom the trillions of wasted money and wasted labor that is going into this insanity. But that is just a symptom of a much bigger problem, i.e. the problem of power over a mass public that has been propagandized and are too ignorant to know the lies when they are smacked in the face everyday, day after day with them. I ask myself, who is watching this tripe and believing it? I ask myself, who is sitting there in front of MSNBC thinking how smart and kind and thoughtful are Brzenski and Mulally for thinking of us poor earthlings, while Brzenski and Mulally are patting themselves on the back for being so "responsible and caring of the little dumb people?" I don't know if you can fix stupid. And stupid is the problem. (and yes, naysayers, I do take into account that Mulally is playing the Responsible Globalist card in order to promote Ford, the one company that did not take government money. But Ford has to play the government game due to regulations anyway.)
You must not be stupid, because you are actually searching the web for answers and landed here. Thank you. And please look to my sidebar for several sites that will enlighten you with real science to counteract the lies.
Now that I have that off my chest, let's take a look at some sources of the propaganda and where it started.
Please google search who is Maurice Strong
If you have not heard of Agenda 21 GO HERE
The environmental insanity we are witnessing did not happen by accident. When the Iron Curtain fell and the Cold War was supposedly over, the communist / socialist reds had no where to go. Their ideology was discredited and history proved their failures. So what does a good communist do? Re-brand. Now the brand is Environmentalism. The goals are the same, however. Global socialism is the trophy. Money and power are the foundations of Global Socialists. Control of populations is the method of gaining that money and power. How best to get that control? Scare everyone to death that the planet is being attacked by.....a boogeyman.
Hmmm. How do we come up with a boogeyman that will sufficiently control each and every human on the planet? Find a common denominator. What common denominator? CO2. Voilå! Who takes the power? The United Nations, of course. Who do you suck into this insanity? Let's get those 1960's flower power children who profess to loooovvvve the planet and live on John Lennon songs about believing in nothing. Let's get those union teachers who are looking to indoctrinate generations of children into environmental causes. Let's use the power of the press to blanket the airways and publications with dire predictions. Let's create government regulations to force corporations into the agenda. Let's make laws which force communities across the United States to comply with regionalism, thereby taking the power out of the hands of the citizens. Let's turn over America's National Parks to the U.N. biosphere project, an arm of Agenda 21. Let's promote open borders, so national sovereignty will give way to the United Nations authority. And you know that guy Soros who already has established Socialist International with his billions? He already knows how to take down nations and make billions in the process, let's grab him to pay for the propaganda, the Obama campaign, and the manipulation of giant industries.
It's a perfect storm. Socialists all ticked off across the world after Reagan, combining their efforts into the United Nations, infiltrating all levels of institutions of the U.S., using the corruption of our government and corporations, unite to wreck the freedoms and the lives of people all over the world. But the big target is the United States....the last bastion of freedom in the world. By all accounts, Soros and Strong hate the United States. Two of the biggest, fattest, richest, power brokers in the world using their money to take down the United States. They are not doing this because they have so much love for the common folk, believe me. They are raking in truckloads of money from the lies. (Look up Soros connection to Petrobras and Obama sending your tax dollars to Petrobras. Payback, anyone?) The Constitution of the United States of America has been replaced with Agenda 21. There can be no doubt about this when you observe events from your local level all the way up to D.C. regarding central planning of all things. Your city council cannot make a decision that does not comply with Agenda 21. Your county commissioners cannot give permission to a property owner to build a barn without compliance with Agenda 21 guidelines. They call it Smart Growth. Smart Growth is Agenda 21 and it means central planning. Central planning by whom? The U.N. Private property rights are disappearing by the minute. Why? Agenda 21, brought to you by the U.N. and Socialists who don't believe in property rights. Who is Obama? A socialist in the process of tearing down the Constitution. He is also a liar, but so are all of the socialists. They are telling you CO2 is the boogeyman and they are the saviors. Why are they telling you these lies? So they can take power and control over every aspect of your life. It makes them rich and powerful.
It is as simple as that.
A funny thing is going to happen with this CO2 nonsense. Years are going to go by and the socialists, having no factual science to support their assertion, will be exposed by science and facts. (Frankly, they already are if you do the research to find the answers from credible sources instead of MSNBC or those in the tank.) They will morph again and try to come up with some other justification for their madness. They already re-branded "Global Warming" to "Climate Change" because Global Warming was a lie and people caught onto it. Now, with "Climate Change," they think they can blame every storm, or cold snap, or heat wave, or earthquake on you and make you pay up. I can't help but wonder how their clever diabolical minds will spin and come up with the next branding catch phrase. We'll be looking back and saying, "You remember when those evil manipulators tried to convince people that CO2 was a monster?" It is a joke, but not a very funny one.
From the words of Maurice Strong: "What if a small group of world leaders were to conclude that the principal risk to the Earth comes from the actions of rich countries? And if the world is to survive, those rich countries would have to sign an agreement reducing their impact on the environment. Will they do it? The group’s conclusion is "no." The rich countries won’t do it. They won’t change. So, in order to save the planet, the group decides: Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about? This group of world leaders form a secret society to bring about an economic collapse."
Extensive information on how the scam works HERE
FUNFACTS about CARBON DIOXIDE
*Of the 186 billion tons of CO2 that enter earth's atmosphere each year from all sources, only 6 billion tons are from human activity. Approximately 90 billion tons come from biologic activity in earth's oceans and another 90 billion tons from such sources as volcanoes and decaying land plants.
*At 368 parts per million CO2 is a minor constituent of earth's atmosphere-- less than 4/100ths of 1% of all gases present. Compared to former geologic times, earth's current atmosphere is CO2- impoverished.
*CO2 is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Plants absorb CO2 and emit oxygen as a waste product. Humans and animals breathe oxygen and emit CO2 as a waste product. Carbon dioxide is a nutrient, not a pollutant, and all life-- plants and animals alike-- benefit from more of it. All life on earth is carbon-based and CO2 is an essential ingredient. When plant-growers want to stimulate plant growth, they introduce more carbon dioxide.
*CO2 that goes into the atmosphere does not stay there but is continually recycled by terrestrial plant life and earth's oceans-- the great retirement home for most terrestrial carbon dioxide.
*If we are in a global warming crisis today, even the most aggressive and costly proposals for limiting industrial carbon dioxide emissions would have a negligible effect on global climate!
Friday, July 23, 2010
Canada Free press has more articles exposing the corruption in America than most other publications in the U.S. (Understatement) Yesterday I came across another one HERE It was written in February this year and carries information that is well known to those of us who have been watching Soros for a while already. I am sending you to the link so you can get yourself up to speed on this most dangerous background player. The article linked above is by Joy Tiz. (Her website can be linked from that page.) How do you stop Soros? You don't allow Obama to do his bidding. You elect people who are the polar opposite of all of Obama's ideologies. You use your pocketbook to back candidates who support the original Constitution of the U.S. and who believe in capitalism and the free markets. We will stop him. Obama says, "Yes we can." And we say, "No you don't, you anti-American communist revolutionary." While we have had despicable presidents in the past, this time we have a slimy puppet of communist radicals who is playing the affable savior, when in fact he is a weapon of mass destruction. Just witness the last 19 months and ask yourself, "How do you like the Obama / Soros dictatorship?" Are we having fun yet? When you read the Soros agenda below you will recognize all of Obama's policies. This is like having Ted Kaczyinski, the unabomber, as the president of the United States, except with boatloads of money and power.
Here are some excerpts from Ms. Tiz's article:
In 1979, Soros set up his misnamed foundation, the Open Society Institute (OSI). The OSI is the hub of the Shadow Party’s operation, doling out tens of millions every year to radical organizations to further the Soros agenda:
* promoting the view that America is institutionally an oppressive nation
* promoting the election of leftist political candidates throughout the United States
* opposing virtually all post-9/11 national security measures enacted by U.S. government, particularly the Patriot Act
* depicting American military actions as unjust, unwarranted, and immoral
* promoting open borders, mass immigration, and a watering down of current immigration laws
* promoting a dramatic expansion of social welfare programs funded by ever-escalating taxes
* promoting social welfare benefits and amnesty for illegal aliens
* defending the civil rights and liberties of suspected anti-American terrorists and their abettors
* financing the recruitment and training of future activist leaders of the political Left
* advocating America’s unilateral disarmament and/or a steep reduction in its military spending
* opposing the death penalty in all circumstances * promoting socialized medicine in the United States
* promoting the tenets of radical environmentalism, whose ultimate goal, as writer Michael Berliner has explained, is “not clean air and clean water, [but] rather ... the demolition of technological/industrial civilization”
* bringing American foreign policy under the control of the United Nations
* promoting racial and ethnic preferences in academia and the business world alike
* promoting taxpayer
-funded abortion-on-demand * advocating stricter gun-control measures
* advocating the legalization of marijuana
"Keeping in mind that Soros will always act in ways that provide maximum benefit to Soros, what are his plans for Obama? It’s clear he found the cult leader he needed. Obama is performing correctly with his daily catastrophizing and power grabbing. Obama is giving Soros four to eight years to work in the shadows to destroy America and grab what spoils he can. Nobody knows more about how to destroy a currency than Soros. We have to question whether the peculiar short-selling patterns in the fall of 2008 and the overhyped economic “collapse” were staged to get Obama elected. It’s astonishing that so many commentators seem genuinely confused about the real power behind the democrats. They talk about Obama’s plans as if he were some kind of normal president who just happens to be very bad at it. In reality, Obama has little sway over his own operation. All the ruminating about whether Obama will now move toward the center or modify his policies to reflect the will of the people is sophomoric. It is inexplicable to suggest that Obama has the freedom to run afoul of his boss’s orders. “On the economic front, he is shorting the dollar in global currency markets, trying to force a devaluation. At the same time, Soros is orchestrating a nationwide movement to encourage mass immigration into the United States, and to mandate the provision of free social services to illegal immigrants. These measures alone have the potential to bankrupt the nation.” Soros also is working to throw out our Constitution and replace it with his own version:" Ms. Tiz further states, “In my view, the farther left Soros pushes the Democrats, the more dangerous they grow. The Party is becoming more cult-like and fanatical by the day. History teaches that a fanatical minority can prevail over a moderate majority. The Bolsheviks proved that in 1917. Before our eyes, the Democratic Party is transforming into a totalitarian cult, bent on seizing power by any means necessary. This is a time for vigilance, not complacency.”
On other sites in the blogosphere:
From Gary Jackson:
"We first reported on the fact that Barack Obama and his boss George Soros teamed up to make billions of dollars in the oil business, the day the $10 billion dollar gift to Brazil was announced almost a year ago. Sadly, outside of the blogs, no one has reported on this major scandal at all, except Glenn Beck, who has recently taken notice. "
"I mean how hard is this one to put together? You’ve got Nazi sympathizer George Soros, the self proclaimed "owner of the democrat party" purchasing controlling interest in Brazilian oil giant Petrobas, then just a couple of days later, Barack Obama "loans" the country of Brazil $10 billion, which is then given to .... wait for it .... Petrobas."
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
As a young woman I once had a job at Ohio State University Hospital. I was 20. It was 1969-1970. SDS riots came to the campus while I was there. I saw the rampage, the instigation from communists, the students behaving like insane children having temper tantrums, the violence, and the tear gas. It was one of those pivotal times in one's life that you don't forget. It was during this time the National Guard was called in by the governor to quell the riots on college campuses. Kent State was an hour or so from OSU. The night of the shootings, I lay in bed watching National Guard helicopters with spot lights hovering over our area all night long. The sounds, sights, and the news reports of those days have stayed with me. The radio playing Simon and Garfunkel songs, the spotlight sweeping across the dark landscape, Vietnam growing worse by the day, distrust of anyone in government was the badge of the times, druggies and hippies everywhere. It wasn't cool. It wasn't fun. It was unsettling, to say the least. It was my first lesson in what sort of destruction could be wrought by the Weather Underground, the Black Panthers, and the SDS. I wondered how university students could be so stupid as to buy into wrecking the country while on the verge of their adult lives. What did they think they were going to gain by property destruction and chaos? I remember asking myself, "Why would anyone act like that?" The question is now not 'why' they are doing this, but how will you stop them? After a point, the 'why' doesn't matter. We know why. Their motivations are pure hate of liberty and lust for power. It is as simple as that.
Evidently the Weather Underground figured out how to "change" themselves into mainstream characters, getting themselves placed into positions in academia all across the nation. And here we are 40 years later and they have weaseled their way into the White House of the United States and every attached agency thereof. This didn't happen by osmosis. This happened with money given to them by enemies of the United States. This happened by buying media propaganda machines to turn the public into useful idiots. (Listen to Chris Matthews who says one of his heroes is Saul Alinsky.) This happened by lying about their purposes, to gain authority and then take over the country. Right before your very eyes.
Excerpts below from a superb article written by Beverly K. Eakman. The link is in the title below:
Reap the Whirlwind
The violence at Kent State and the turmoil throughout the nation in the 1960s and early 1970s was an outgrowth of the propaganda spread through the nation's schools and universities over the previous three decades. This might have been more clearly revealed in the aftermath of the violence, but much was held back and kept under wraps. Just why documents like the FBI investigations from Kent State were held back, and why key passages were overlooked or classified when the media was disseminating the impression that campus violence was spontaneous, impulsive and unprovoked, is unknown. Perhaps the FBI assumed the media was already infiltrated — many employees from the once-highly secretive "psychological warfare branch" of the War Department (G-2) and the Office of War Information (OWI) had already become liberal-socialist media executives once the war was over (among them CBS' William Paley, Time/Life's C. D. Jackson, and the editors of high-value publications like Holiday, Look, Fortune, Coronet, Parade, the Saturday Review and Viking Press). Handing over damning material to a "closed club" like that might have been deemed counterproductive.
Yet, not doing so provided a window of opportunity for now-infamous "community activist" groups like ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), founded in the same year as the Kent State incident, and the ever-present ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), formally established in 1920 but by 1970 wreaking havoc. These organizations — mimicking the writings of Marcuse, Counts, and Neill — portrayed themselves as defenders of the helpless, while simultaneously hastening the death of the American Dream.
It was a horrid miscalculation on the part of the FBI. Community activism, for example, was once a positive term applied to any collective activity toward a social, moral or political good, in the mold of our nation's founders. But under the transplanted mentor/philosophers of the Left, the term morphed into the "use of direct, often confrontational action, such as a demonstration or strike, in opposition to or support of a cause."
Still, at least one publication attempted to get to the bottom of things. Just four years after the Kent State incident, a revealing article by Alan Stang — television writer, producer, best-selling author, consultant and former business editor for Prentice-Hall, Inc. — wrote a piece for American Opinion magazine (the forerunner of The New American) entitled "Proof to Save the Guardsmen." In it, Stang alluded to much of what has recently been revealed. "Today the phony 'revolution' which is trying to destroy America deliberately arranges for its own martyrs by conning victims into serving as cannon fodder," Stang wrote in the article. He wrote similarly of the "1968 Democrat National Convention, where students got their skulls fractured when their leaders attacked the police."
Notice he said "their leaders," not the students themselves. Even from fuzzy 1968 media footage, one could tell that many among the perpetrators were not young college students, but adults. Many were later exposed as a semi-trained mix of foreign radicals and professional agitators.
Stang already had a reputation for doing his homework. Of the Kent State affair, he wrote:
"The way the national press tells it [in the 1970s], Kent State University was an idyllic Shangri-la of contemplation until the moment of the shooting. The New York Times of the following day explained that "until recently the school's most serious demonstration was a 1958 panty raid on two women's dormitories." But the fact is that the killings on the campus were the predictable result of almost two years of Communist agitation by such terrorist gangs as Students for a Democratic Society.
"For instance, in the fall of 1968, Kent State was treated to two appearances by Mark Rudd, the S.D.S. leader who had led the seizure of campus buildings earlier that year at Columbia University in New York. Another frequent visitor was Bernardine Dohrn, an S.D.S. official who calls herself a "revolutionary Communist," and who according to James Michener, in Kent State, (...Fawcett World, New York, 1972) told the students: ‘They've shot blacks in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and they're certainly going to shoot whites here.' "
Remember Bernadine Dohrn? Leader of the Revolutionary Youth Movement (RYM), a radical wing of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in the late 1960s as well as the October 1969 Days of Rage riot in Chicago, a founder of the Weather Underground that bombed federal buildings and police stations? A stated goal of the Underground was to help achieve world communism, synthesized in a long-forgotten book entitled Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism, written and published in 1974 by William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and other Weather Undergrounders. The book became the Underground's ideological manifesto, with Ayers declaring himself a communist, and the promise of inaugurating a bombing campaign aimed at overthrowing the American government. Dohrn and Ayers became fugitives when one bomb — designed to kill army officers in New Jersey — accidentally exploded in a New York townhouse. In other sworn testimony of the 1970s, former FBI informant Larry Grathwohl implicated Ayers and Dohrn in planning the bombing murder of San Francisco Police Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell. Metal staples from the bomb had ripped through the sergeant's body, killing him after several agonizing days in the hospital.
Many sources now place the Obamas in cahoots with Dohrn and Ayers. In fact, in 1995, as recounted by Wikipedia, "Obama and Ayers first met in 1995 when Ayers and Dohrn hosted a small gathering at their home ... at which then-state Senator Alice J. Palmer introduced Barack Obama to the group as her chosen successor for the 1996 Democratic primary." Remember, this is the future President of the United States meeting with a pair of domestic terrorists who had remained underground for years, hiding to avoid arrest for their crimes. The pair still consider themselves radicals. As recently as 2006, for instance, Ayers was in Venezuela for the "World Education Forum." There he lauded Chavez and his "Bolivarian Revolution" and announced: "We share the belief that education is the motor force of revolution...."
But Dohrn, Ayers, the Obamas and now Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan are but a handful among the Boomers who cut their teeth on socialism and Marxist philosophy, then aspired to positions of trust and authority where they eventually gained legitimacy. This brings new meaning to the question of who won the Cold War.
Yes, friends, "you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows." But you do need ethics in journalism, i.e. journalists who will expose the truth to the American people. The elections in America (for several years, but especially 2008) have been manipulated and skewed by voter fraud, by misinformation, and by power brokers who hate America. These power brokers have been funding Dorhn, Ayers, the Obamas, and all who consort with them to bring the country down.
We can suffer through a few bad politicians now and again. But we cannot survive a public that is so ill informed, and so duped, and so ignorant of the truth. Thankfully, all of the American people are not so easily taken in by lies. This is why the TEA Party movement is critical to our nation's survival. It isn't only about "taxed enough already." It is about putting the Constitution back into the foundation of our lives. It is about putting citizens into government, citizens who love the country enough to save it from the enemies attacking us. It is about getting communism the hell out of here...on all levels. (Socialism, Communism, Fascism, etc.) All of it...unAmerican, unConstitutional, untenable, unsustainable methods of destruction of the most successful country on the face of the earth.The Obamas and their friends are part of a conspiracy to take down our country. If you don't believe this....you haven't learned history or looked at the facts. I beg you to educate yourselves and figure this out....fast. Where were you when they destroyed America? Sitting there with your 'feelings,' or doing your damnedest to save our country?
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
In order to "get it" you have to understand how and why the propagandists have completely ruined the brains of mush of the mass public to get people on board with this insane Climate Change idiocy! It's all about money and control and power and socialist tyranny. Read on:
Misguided Environmentalists Are Destroying Biodiversity
by Paul Driessen
The Soviet Union's demise helped usher in manmade catastrophic global warming as the new "central organizing principle of civilization." Now, global warming is giving way to a growing recognition that: climate change is primarily natural, cyclical and moderate; China, India and other countries will not sacrifice CO2-generating economic growth to prevent speculative climate crises; and carbon taxes strangle competitiveness, destroy jobs and send families into fuel poverty.
Thus, while not recanting predictions of disastrous climate change, environmental activists and the United Nations are already launching a new campaign. The real threat to the planet, they now assert, is the impact of modern energy technologies and civilization on biodiversity. The case for saving species, they insist, is even "more powerful" than the need to address climate change.
They seek to preserve biodiversity by controlling people's energy use, economic activities and population - through new regulations and taxes under the auspices of the United Nations and global treaties. These efforts, they claim, will generate benefits "worth $4-5 trillion per year" (based on questionable studies and computer models that underscore the intrinsic value of species and biodiversity).
To accept these claims, one would have to ignore the sordid history of Climategate and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - and believe a larger, more powerful United Nations will somehow ensure honesty, transparency, and accountability for misfeasance, misrepresentation, intimidation, and adverse impacts on people and economic growth. One would also have to ignore a growing body of evidence that:
The greatest threats to the world's species are misguided environmental and anti-technology policies.
Among the policies adversely impacting biodiversity are the following.
* Intense opposition to coal, gas, nuclear and hydroelectric plants for generating the electricity that two billion people worldwide so desperately need. Not only does this force people to rely on open fires for heating and cooking - perpetuating poverty, lung disease and premature death. It also destroys mountain gorilla and other wildlife habitats, as people cut trees for fires and charcoal.
China and India are self-financing hundreds of power projects, to avoid conditions placed by wealthy countries on World Bank and other international loans. But poor countries must still rely on such loans - and thus must run gauntlets laid down by regulators and environmental activists who oppose critically needed power plants and the economic growth and middle class living standards the plants generate.
* Steadfast promotion of expensive, unreliable wind and solar power. Wind turbines slice up birds and collapse bat lungs. Turbines and solar arrays would have to cover millions of acres to provide power for cities. They require ultra-long transmission lines and backup gas generators, and consume millions of tons of concrete, steel, copper, fiberglass, polymers and rare earth (lanthanide) minerals - all of which have to extracted from the Earth and processed into finished products, burning fossil fuels and generating mining wastes and air and water pollution.
Con Ed had to generate some 13,500 megawatts to meet New York City's air conditioning and other electricity needs during the recent July heat wave. The 600-turbine Roscoe wind farm blankets 100,000 Texas acres to generate 780 MW at full capacity. That means NYC would need a wind farm 1.6 times the size of Connecticut (5 million acres or 2 million hectares), if the turbines are running at an average 30% of capacity. But during the , there's barely a breeze.
Now multiply that habitat demand times the world's biggest cities, and calculate the biodiversity impact. No wonder the wind industry wants exemptions from endangered species rules and environmental impact studies that hyper-regulate fossil fuel and nuclear companies. No wonder Senator Diane Feinstein has introduced legislation to prohibit solar panel installations in the super-sunny Mojave Desert.
* Equally passionate advocacy for biofuels, especially ethanol. Every 7 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol requires crops grown on an area the size of Indiana (23 million acres) - and Congress now wants the USA to produce 20 billion gallons of EtOH annually by 2020. In addition to expropriating vast crop land and wildlife habitat, ethanol production requires billions of gallons of water, millions of tons of fertilizer and insecticides, and enormous quantities of natural gas and diesel fuel to power tractors, tanker trucks and conversion plants - to distill a fuel that gets 20% fewer mpg than gasoline.
And yet, President Obama told a Ghanaian audience in July 2009 that malnourished Africa should forego even gas-fired electricity generators in favor of wind, solar and biofuel power. The continent and its arid, nutrient-depleted soils already cannot feed their populations adequately, and the President wants them to divert cropland and wildlife habitats to biofuels. Meanwhile, environmental activists continue to ...
* Oppose biotechnology, genetically engineered crops and even hybrid seeds. These specialized crops survive better during droughts, increase farm family incomes, improve nutrition, and reduce the need for insecticides. They offer the best hope for growing more biofuel crops on less acreage.
The New York Times says we can ill afford "not to make the best use of genetic engineering." If we "allow propaganda to trump science, then the potential for global agriculture to be productive, diverse and sustainable will go unfulfilled." The late Dr. Norman Borlaug warned that forcing the world to rely on organic and traditional farming to feed even current populations would require plowing under nearly every remaining acre of forest and grassland habitat. That's without factoring in biofuels.
And yet, environmentalists and EU bureaucrats threaten African nations with punitive boycotts if they plant biotech crops. Radical greens want Third World farmers to rely on "traditional" seeds and agricultural methods, and oppose the use of seeds that have been "touched by corporations."
* Environmentalists also oppose timber cutting and even tree thinning and mechanized fire suppression on vast acreage of US national forests. Too often the result is fiery conflagrations that incinerate trees, wildlife, soil and streams, causing extensive erosion and long-term habitat loss.
* Topping it off, the Environmental Protection Agency's recent endangerment decision, low-carbon fuel standards, and power plant emission rules will force even greater expansion of wind, solar and biofuel use, further impacting habitats and biodiversity.
It is bad enough that "biodiversity stabilization" is a reprise of past government-environmentalist eco-scares. Like its predecessors, the new program offers horrifying predictions of a dying planet - backed by little more than dubious theories, assumptions, assertions and statistics, fed into fancy computer models that generate ominous scenarios and graphics. It also proposes the same tired "solutions" - more taxes, regulations, and government control over lives, energy development and economic growth.
The far greater problem is that the UN, EPA, "mainstream media" and political establishment are ignoring the real threats to habitats, species and biodiversity: the anti-energy, anti-technology, anti-people agenda of radical green ideology.
We now have an opportunity to make Earth a better place for people and the natural world. We need to reject this agenda, demand sound science and solid evidence that a treat exists, and recognize that modern technology actually offers the best hope for protecting the diversity of species.
Paul Driessen is senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow which sponsors the All Pain No Gain education campaign and petition against job-killing global warming policies, and the ClimateDepot website for the latest news and views on climate change. He is also a senior policy advisor to the Congress of Racial Equality, and author of Eco-Imperialism: Green power - Black death
Monday, July 19, 2010
Now we get "Brown Berets. According to Wikipedia "The Brown Berets is a Chicano nationalist activist group of young Mexican Americans that emerged during the Chicano Movement in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s to the present day. The group was modeled on the Black Panther Party and inspired by the Black Panthers, American Indian Movement, Young Lords, anti-war movement(s), Cesar Chavez, the Farm Workers movement, Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales, Reies Tijerina and revolutionary movements around the world. The group was seen as part of the Third Movement for Liberation. The Brown Berets focuses on community organizing against police brutality and are in favor of educational equality. As a decentralized movement, several groups have been quite active since the passage of California Proposition 187, carrying on the militant stance and paramilitary garb of the original movement. Units exist in most sections of California and a few in other southwesten states. They primarily serve as a visible symbol of historical Raza resolve at demonstrations and political parades."
La Raza in English means "The Race." So here we have another militant race-based organization rearing their ugly heads in the era of Obama demanding that white Americans are racist and should leave the country that "really belongs to Mexicanos." Or brown skinned peoples. At this rate, soon we will have American Indians rising up to go on a rampage against white Americans, too. Hmmm....dare I ask, who is racist here?
So 2008 Barack Obama came into office pronouncing he would unite the country. A funny thing must have happened on the way to the forum (White House) because all we hear now are blacks and latinos screaming "racist" at all of white Americans. That is not my idea of uniting America. Someone is giving these people the idea that it is just fine and dandy to start some race riots, to stir things up, to goad and push and provoke. Is Barack Obama uniting the country? Or is he encouraging minorities to turn America into another version of the 1960's all over again? To what end this time? As Barack Obama himself said, the Civil Rights Act did not go far enough to suit him. He will not be happy until white people in America are completely marginalized and or all of their assets seized and turned over to minority groups.
(To the one latino friend I have had in my life who voted for Obama....is this what you have in mind for the country that offered you the cushy life in which to raise your children? Really?)
Below is just one more example of how united we have become. And the DOJ will not prosecute this as hate speech.....you can bet on that.
Remember those old stories from grandparents who said, "I walked five miles in the blinding snow to get to school." Now we will have grandchildren saying they walked miles in the freezing dark to save the planet. They will be asking their parents (that's us), "What was it like when you had air-conditioning in summer and warm houses in winter with beautiful lights to read by??" "What was it like when you got to drive carpools with five other kids in a mini-van to go to school?"
News release at Big Government.com
Today’s Daily Express (London) opens with a stark reminder that there are consequences to the foolishness being crammed down on you now — and which will be voted upon in the Senate, we are told, at the end of this month.
BRITAIN faces years of blackouts and soaring electricity bills because of the drive toward green power, a leading energy expert warned last night.
A growing obsession with global warming and “renewable” sources threatens the stability of our supply.
Derek Birkett, a former Grid Control Engineer who has a lifetime’s experience in electricity supply throughout Britain, warned that the cost of the crisis could match that of the recent banking collapse.
And he claimed that renewable energy expectations were now nothing more than “dangerous illusions” which would hit consumers hard in the pocket.
WAKE UP OUT THERE and STOP INDOCTRINATING OUR CHILDREN IN LIES!!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
"By making economic rules dependent on discretion, our bipartisan ruling class teaches that prosperity is to be bought with the coin of political support. Thus in the 1990s and 2000s, as Democrats and Republicans forced banks to make loans for houses to people and at rates they would not otherwise have considered, builders and investors had every reason to make as much money as they could from the ensuing inflation of housing prices. When the bubble burst, only those connected with the ruling class at the bottom and at the top were bailed out. "
"Similarly, by taxing the use of carbon fuels and subsidizing "alternative energy," our ruling class created arguably the world's biggest opportunity for making money out of things that few if any would buy absent its intervention. The ethanol industry and its ensuing diversions of wealth exist exclusively because of subsidies. The prospect of legislation that would put a price on carbon emissions and allot certain amounts to certain companies set off a feeding frenzy among large companies to show support for a "green agenda," because such allotments would be worth tens of billions of dollars. That is why companies hired some 2,500 lobbyists in 2009 to deepen their involvement in "climate change." At the very least, such involvement profits them by making them into privileged collectors of carbon taxes. Any "green jobs" thus created are by definition creatures of subsidies -- that is, of privilege. What effect creating such privileges may have on "global warming" is debatable. But it surely increases the number of people dependent on the ruling class, and teaches Americans that satisfying that class is a surer way of making a living than producing goods and services that people want to buy."
When Progressives of either party use the power of taxation to exalt themselves, annihilate the Constitution, pick winners and losers, and create the "pay to play" game, we are ALL LOSERS. America has become the worst of what we knew as the Soviet Union. It is disgusting and unforgivable. And those participating in this "fundamental transformation" of America should be tried for treason. However, the Progressives own the Judicial branch, the Legislative branch, and the Executive branch....therefore no one will be tried and punished for ruining our country.
Our elections have been violated by criminals. Literally. We have discovered this week that Al Franken was elected by felons who voted illegally in Minnesota. Can you spell A C O R N, anyone? What have we come to when a comedian gets elected to the United States Senate by felons voting illegally? What a country. Or should I say...in what country do we reside? (hint: Chicago is not a country) (This election will not be judicially over-turned in spite of this fraud....why? Because Obama owns the Judicial branch of the government. Can you spell ERIC HOLDER?) Those of us, now lacking the uncorrupted power of our own votes, just sigh and wonder....why vote? Since affirmative action our electoral districts are gerrymandered to ignore "one person, one vote." The electoral system has been rigged by Progressives. Without undoing this, our elections will henceforth be corrupted to suit the "ruling class." The law, which used to stand between us and the corrupt, now is so broken that we have no Lady Justice to hold our virtues. Our Lady is no longer blind, but she has been made into a thug for the privileged ruling class, twisted and bribed and crumpled into a useless hunk of historical ideology that no longer applies to us.
I had a conversation with a lawyer once.....a lawyer who actually had some level of honesty I had not seen before from a lawyer....who, when I groused over the unfairness of the opposition to my case, said, " If you are looking for justice, you won't find it on this earth or in this county." "You 'll have to look beyond this life." Naive as I was at the time, I was shocked at this revelation. I now see so clearly what he meant. And, I am grateful to him for handing me that bit of reality....though unhappy for the knowledge.
Read the article....you will find the tangled web of bondage woven around us by a "ruling class" which sneaked up through public schools and universities and are now strangling the life out of the American people and our way of life. They are parasites who will eventually kill the host and then.....they will cannibalize the world. The knowledge in the article is enlightening, as it should be. But it is not comforting. The "ruling class" is so entrenched that our knowing does not daunt them. They mock and laugh and thrust the economic knives in harder than ever. Theirs is arrogance at the pinnacle of power.
It is our turn to take that power away and put down their not so "soft revolution" of aristocracy. We will either take back America or we will be suffocated into extinction. It's a choice.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
We are overwhelmed. (We...meaning the public as a whole and individuals)
How much information is enough? Action = Reaction? Consequences of actions? Look beyond the immediate reaction to the underlying consequences of actions. How many steps beyond the immediate should you look? How many actions are taken just for immediate gratification or for the purpose of "feel good" results despite the consequences? If you look beyond the immediate, would you be more careful? If you find out the "feel good" action actually costs too dearly in consequences, would you still do it? Is the public capable of actually looking at the consequences when they are being inundated with "feel good" messages? Can people take the time to research every government action in order to realize the truth behind these actions? If you find the consequences are too many to comprehend, are you hamstrung into inaction?
Take healthcare, for instance. The utopian "feel good" idea is that everyone on the planet will have healthcare professionals taking care of them. Is that possible? Is trying to implement that going to cost too much money and the freedom to choose your healthcare professionals? Is government force the way to utopia? Did God promise utopia on Earth? Did God tell you that you are in charge of everyone's healthcare, so you have His permission to force people into your utopia? Is looking after your family, friends and neighbors translated into stealing from some strangers to pay for their medical care? (inferior care, at that) Can people even comprehend the consequences of socialized medicine? Or would they rather jump onto the "feel good" wagon and pretend that socialized society will solve healthcare problems. And trust me...the utopian vision of single payer healthcare is a lie that only wrecks people's lives and takes individual choices completely out of the picture. The same people who are all about choosing abortion will not let you choose your insurance or doctor. Where do you think that ends, folks? Eugenics, anyone?
Take energy, for instance. The utopian idea is that energy will flow from sources that require little to no effort and have no adverse impact on the earth. So crazed environmentalists want people to use no energy to fuel their 21st century lives, want zero carbon emissions, want earth at its wildest, most people-less condition. Ideas emerge on the "feel good" side of the issues. Wind, solar, compact fluorescent lightbulbs, biomass fuels, electric cars, etc. None of these "feel good" supposed solutions are without consequences. All of them take more energy to produce than the desired outcome of less energy or carbon emissions. Most of them create worse environmental consequences than the "dreaded" maligned oil industry. The "feel good" solutions are not solutions at all. But is the public capable of understanding this? If you are working your tail off to pay bills and taxes, do you have time to study all of the information available to help you understand the truth?
Take education, for instance. Good Lord....I don't think I can even address the problems we are facing in public education thanks to socialist utopians who have co-opted that part of our society. This one is so far gone and so bad that all I can think is how grateful I am that my children made it through school before it went entirely into the tank.
Take race relations, for instance. I thought the idea was we would not care about skin colors, but measure our relationships based on the content of character. I guess the American black population didn't get that message after all. (May Martin Luther King rest in peace) Instead we have groups of race oriented supremacists, each into their own colors, running around spewing hate and fear just as before MLK came with his message. Honestly, I thought, after the civil rights affirmative action laws, we (America) had finished this demon off forever amen. Now it goes on and on and on and some just can't get enough of victim-hood and get on with their lives. It seems that affirmative action, while may have put a bandaid on a wound, only served to exacerbate a victim-mentality and make the recipients yell for more. Like a kidnapper who gets a ransom payment, but keeps demanding MORE MORE MORE. I want to yell....get over it already. Enough. Move on. Get past it. Your life is wasted living on past grudges involving people who lived 100 years ago. Today's Americans had nothing to do with the problems of today's people of color. Do you want individual equality or collective ransoms? One you you are guaranteed in the Constitution. The other is outright theft from innocent people.
So it is as if all bets are off. Everything you thought you knew is thrown out the window, according to the "progressives." This is an historic time. Once again, there are those who would throw out the baby with the bathwater in order to solve a "perceived" (propagandized) problem or give themselves more control and power over others. The Obama presidency is all about throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Refusing to acknowledge the basic premise of America's goodness and freedom, the Obama crowd would divide us up into two camps....those with "feel good" intentions of socialism and those who the cherish historical truth of freedom and want to build on that solid foundation. That solid foundation is not going backwards (as Obama continually says), but recognizing that history shows how socialism results in despotism and comes out of the mindset of control by elitists who want too much power over individuals. The basic precepts are really so simple that those of us who do look into these issues can become frustrated by the seeming success of propagandizing of children and an uneducated public.
Try not to be discouraged, friends. Hang onto your hat, though. The ride is likely to be very bumpy and not much fun. But if you give up, you will take the rest of us down with you. Keep bailing. It is going to take an army of civilians to keep this ship from going down into the darkness of failed socialist trash heaps of history or entering into the mentally insane worlds of Chavez and Castro, just to name two.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
First, random facts: The cause of most bird deaths in the U.S. is electrical wires. The second cause of bird deaths is.....CATS.
Now that would lead you to believe that I am for eliminating all electrical wires and....CATS. (Furry little murderers) This also might lead you to believe that I am for adding 50 g'zillion million solar panels in the desert and 50 trillion million giant windmills across the plains. But you would be wrong.
Growing up in Ohio, I witnessed controversies over clear-cutting and coal mining operations which devastated the forested hills. Scars on the landscape. Blights on our views. Devastation of habitats. That was then. Now mining operations have improved their methods. They are forbidden to pollute the waters. They are required to put the landscape back after gleaning our much needed fossil fuels. And though years have gone by, fossil fuels are still the best and preferred source of energy. I believe this will be the case until or unless some incredible technology allows us to create energy out of thin air. Energy has to come from some earthly substance. And it needs to come from a source that is abundant enough to fuel a lot of homes and industries. (assuming we will have any industries left in this country after the socialists get through with their diabolical efforts to shut us down)
Wind is the answer? As I have posted before on this subject, wind turbines take more energy to produce than they will ever create. Not only that, they take huge swaths of land. Not only that, they kill migratory birds and raptors because they are placed into landscapes that are on migratory paths, landscapes which have the wind to power eagles and hawks on their way.
From the Financial Post, June 30
"The sprawling $475-million Wolfe Island facility in Frontenac Township off the shores of Kingston, Ont., features 86 wind turbine generators capable of producing 197.8 MW at full capacity — which never occurs because wind is intermittent. The first of two monitoring reports to date, released in February, documented 45 bird fatalities and 45 bat fatalities during May 2009 and June 2009."
"Colliding with blades is hardly the only risk wind power poses to birds and bats. Researchers have also found that the construction of wind farms and associated infrastructure (e.g., buildings, roads and electrical transmission lines) renders wide swaths of habitat less suitable for birds.
"Wind farms also require large plots of open land — an estimated 2.5 acres per turbine, on average. As a result, a variety of wildlife also is affected."
Back to my thoughts here:
"There is nothing new under the sun," says the Bible (Ecclesiastes 1:9) and said my mother who liked to remind me of that passage often. The "Green" movement, which is actually Communist Red on the inside (AKA watermelons), would have you swallow the idea that being "green" means no wildlife will be adversely affected by their energy methods. They would like you to think they are creating some "new" and better way of living. Yet what they promote is no better. More to the point, their schemes are worse for all creatures great and small. They are creating a hostile environment for BOTH people and wildlife. (Witness mercury laden CFL's)
While all of us are seeing the tragedy of the pelicans and turtles in the Gulf of Mexico adversely affected by the BP oil spill, the gut reaction is to exclaim all oil is bad, all fossil fuels are evil, and the "Greenies" have been right all along to eliminate fossil fuels from our lives. This is nonsense of the highest degree. I suggest we must keep the facts in perspective and not react as impulsive children to do things that will make our lives worse and ALSO make things worse or just as bad for wildlife. God has allowed us fossil fuels to use for our benefit. Fossil fuels are not evil. However, some people are evil and will use emotions to unravel civilization. As God has told us, "There is nothing new under the sun."
By Dr. Richard Swier
"Do You Know How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind Turbines?"
By Dr. Richard Swier | 06/06/10 | 08:39 AM EDT
"I always love it when the main stream media shows pictures of birds covered in oil. On the front pages of major new papers and on TV we see the constant reminder of oil covered birds. It is the ultimate environmentalist's symbol of evil oil killing the innocent bird.
That is fine but do you know how many birds are killed each year by the environmentalists favorite clean energy alternatives - wind farms and wind turbines?
According to the St. Petersburg Times PolitiFact.com:
The latest independent reports estimate the number of birds killed by wind turbines at about 100,000 per year. That's according to a 2007 report from the National Research Council called "Environmental Impacts of Wind-Energy Projects."
The American Bird Conservancy estimated in 2003 that between 10,000 and 40,000 birds were killed each year at wind farms across the country, about 80 percent of which were songbirds and 10 percent birds of prey.
"With the increased capacity over the last seven years, we now estimate that 100,000 – 300,000 birds are killed by wind turbines each year," said Conservancy spokesman Robert Johns.
By our math, that comes to 274 to 822 birds a day killed by wind farms across the country. [Emphasis added]"
This statistic is surely a low estimate and will only increase exponentially as the turbines increase their visual and environmental blight on our landscapes. The only answer to this is to stop allowing them to be erected on our precious lands. Good luck with that as long as Obama kisses the sorry rears of his "green" benefactors.
Another great article on the devastation of birds by wind turbines here
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Oil on Linen Panel
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©Cheryl A. Pass
Yeah, I know. The original tea party was ages ago. And tea party symbolism is ridiculed by leftists and progressives as so archaic and passe. Those tea party activists of today have been called terrorists, unhinged, delusional, every derogatory epithet the left can call them. But you know what? I've been saying to myself and to my family for about 20 years now that we need a tea party against the more and more oppressive government intrusions into our lives. About two years ago as the election (with no good choices) of 2008 approached I watched things go from bad to worse. I watched the media lie and create walls around the truths about Barrack Obama. I watched my country fall into an abyss of manipulated despair and vote for a cloak called "Hope and Change." That cloak was a ruse and a pathetic ploy to elect an anti-American to the highest office of our land.
Sometimes, as I paint, I listen to radio. Talk radio. Voices to keep me company in my studio and to fill in the blanks that are missing in mainstream news. While I try to keep my mind on painting beautiful scenery or still lives or animals, I listen. My head becomes two tracks. One on the subjects of my art. The other on the subjects of my heart. My country is indelibly imprinted into my heart. The original Constitution is the foundation of living in America and the blessings I have received by the fortune of being born American. This is something I never took for granted and have respected all of my life. Maybe because my father served America in Guam in WWII. Maybe because my son is career Air Force. Maybe because I know in my heart how lucky we have been to have been defended by courageous and patriotic men and women whose lives I revere for the privileges I have received.
So I paint. It is what I do. This one is for all of those who are working so hard to save us from the corruption and degradation of our founding principles. It is a tribute. And symbolically, it is also for God from whom our liberties come and for the Founders who recognized this so that corrupt politicians would not be able to take away those liberties. Unfortunately, tragically, I am seeing this basis for living taken away. First, it was inch by inch over many decades. Since Obama, it is mile after mile at breakneck speed.
And, no, to those liberal / democrat / socialist people I know out there....it isn't "for our own good." (While it isn't my desire to insult you, or anyone for that matter, there comes a point when paths diverge.) It isn't "for the good of the world." It isn't "for the sake of the children." It isn't "for saving the earth." It isn't "for the turtles and the whales." It isn't "to save our economy" (not even close) It isn't "to save jobs." (obviously not) It is for the sole purpose of taking our country down and for the corrupt power of a few very evil people who don't believe in individual liberties or even basic property rights. You have chosen a path that never ends well....a path that ends in government control of every breath you take. I'm sorry you've been conned, but America needs you to stop the insanity, wake up, and start fighting back with the rest of us. As much as I love some of you, I respected your freedoms and I am completely and utterly insulted that you would not respect mine or those of each individual American. The privilege to vote was not meant to vote away what you don't own....my liberty. The U.S. Constitution was not meant to be spat upon, bent and twisted into contemporary socialist causes. It was written before Marx and does not hold Marxist tenets. It transcends Marx and every other failed state before and since. It is "Forever" because it derives from God's natural law and lives in the hearts of all who believe in the true America.
There you have it. My Fourth of July poster / painting. As an aside, I took some cyber trips to study Steve Penley's patriotic paintings to inspire this poster. I don't think I came even slightly close to his exuberant expressions, but I appreciate his work. You can see his work here