United Nations Agenda 21 – Beware America, it is already here

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Solar highways, a green solution to our energy needs

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A fantastic idea that should be developed and implemented immediately if found to be viable and pays for itself.  This makes those stupid ugly windmills and solar panel farms obsolete and a thing of the past.  The $ Billions that Obama gave to his benefactors was a waste.  At least this idea has a lot of forward thinking and potential.

Read full report here.

Antarctic Sea Ice Sets Another Record

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Antarctic sea ice distribution

Antarctic sea ice distribution (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The facts seem to keep getting in the way of the global warming alarmists. 

Excerpt:  Antarctic sea ice set another record this past week, with the most amount of ice ever recorded on day 256 of the calendar year (September 12 of this leap year). Please, nobody tell the mainstream media or they might have to retract some stories and admit they are misrepresenting scientific data.

NPR failed to mention anywhere in its article thatAntarctic sea ice has been growing since satellites first began measuring the ice 33 years ago and the sea ice has been above the 33-year average throughout 2012.

Read full report here.

Being Green

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English: This is a paper bag from Victory Supe...

English: This is a paper bag from Victory Supermarkets (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Saw this on FB today.

Being Green

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.

The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this green thing back in my earlier days.”

The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment f
or future generations.”

She was right — our generation didn’t have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were truely recycled.

But we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.

Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.

But too bad we didn’t do the green thing back then.

We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.

But she was right. We didn’t have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts — wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

But that young lady is right; we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house — not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she’s right; we didn’t have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But we didn’t have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

But isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have the green thing back then?

Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smartass young person.

We don’t like being old in the first place, so it doesn’t take much to piss us off.

John Coleman on the California Cap and Trade Law

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Big Sur, California

Big Sur, California (Photo credit: the_tahoe_guy)

The only thing I can say to those of you who live in California is, you get the representation that you vote for, and deserve it if you don’t recognize the source of your problems.

Excerpt: John Coleman, founder of The Weather Channel, writes on his Facebook Page:

Basically, the concept of Cap and Trade is try to force companies that produce carbon dioxide and “other greenhouse gases” to reduce their emissions or buy offsets by paying the State of California fees that the State will then (supposedly) use to offset the effects of that release of CO2 into the air. The State’s first Auction of Cap and Trade off-sets in November is expected to produce 1 billion dollars for the State. The Governor said he wanted to use this money on the high speed train project, but the State Legislature intervened and designated the money for other mass transit and related projects. Skeptics think the money will end up being applied against the State’s huge budget shortfall and end up paying the upscale wages and pensions of State Officials and employees. 

In any case, that billion dollars will come from us, you and me. It will come in the form of greatly increased prices for gasoline (estimates go as high as 7 dollars a gallon) and electricity and water and food, etc. We will be charged these increased prices to offset the carbon credits paid by refiners, farmers, water districts, truckers, etc. It will be an indirect, huge tax increase.

This is California’s action to save us from the horrors of global warming.

Here is what I think. There is no significant man-made global warming. Carbon Dioxide is not a pollutant. It is, however, a very minor greenhouse gas that causes a smidgen of warming, but not enough to create any problem. So we are going to further wreck the economy of California to save us from a non-problem. And, even if we totally eliminated CO2 releases in California we would only cut the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by less than 1 percent. All of the rest of the World produces over 99 percent of the carbon dioxide in the air, and the atmosphere knows no state boundaries.

So the Cap and Trade is really bad idea, based on faulty science and about to increase the cost of living for the typical California family of four by as much as $4,500 a year.

And, I don’t see any way to stop it.

Read full article here.

Romney’s energy plan – let states develop their abundant resources

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It is about time we got the Federal Government off the backs of the real innovators and gave the power to the states to regulate their own resources.  

Everyone thought that the purchase of land by the Federal Government was meant for good for the American people, but it has turned out to be just another control mechanism.  Because of the vast amounts of land controlled by the Feds, some states have very little room to grow.

The top 10 list of states with the highest percentage of federally owned land looks like this: 

  1. Nevada           84.5%
  2. Alaska            69.1%
  3. Utah               57.4%
  4. Oregon           53.1%
  5. Idaho              50.2%
  6. Arizona           48.1%
  7. California        45.3%
  8. Wyoming         42.3%
  9. New Mexico     41.8%
  10. Colorado          36.6%

Excerpt: “What Governor Romney is proposing is that state governments, which already control the development of energy resources on their own and private lands within their borders, would also control the development of energy resources on federal land within their borders,” said Romney’s domestic policy advisor Oren Cass in a briefing call with reporters to preview Romney’s energy speech slated to occur later today in New Mexico.

Cass said that Romney believes the challenge in getting to energy independence by 2020 is “not about the resources we have, it’s not about the technology that we have, it’s about the government we have.”

“The question is, Are we going to pursue the political reforms that will allow us to develop the resources to their fullest?” said Cass.

In addition to shifting the power of energy development exploration on federal lands to the state level, Romney’s policy also calls for opening more offshore drilling options, starting off the coast of the battleground state of Virginia as well as the Carolinas.

Romney’s plan also calls for the pursuit of a “broader North American energy partnership” with Canada and Mexico that would include building the Keystone pipeline, a development Romney calls for frequently on the stump while simultaneously criticizing the Obama administration’s rejection of the pipeline.

Read full ABC News report here.

Random Thoughts by The Old Jarhead

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Margaret Sanger Deutsch: Margaret Sanger (* 1879)

Margaret Sanger Deutsch: Margaret Sanger (* 1879) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a sample of Random Thoughts from one of my favorite blogs. I would recommend that you go to his blog. He mixes wit and facts in a hilarious way.

Sample: Progressives have failed in their dream to achieve equality of outcomes, as they always do, because as George Orwell pointed out, even in a communist utopia, “some animals are more equal than others.” But their efforts have set back the conservatives’ dream of equality of opportunity, mostly for minorities, especially blacks. The welfare-driven destruction of the black family, the created culture of victimization, the dismissing of education as “acting white,” the tolerance for crime in the black community and black thugs brutalizing decent black folks because tough law enforcement is “racist,” have all set far too many black people back worse than Jim Crow. But it garners power and money for the race baiters.

Lost history: A larger percentage of Republican House and Senate members than of Democrats voted for the Civil Rights Law of 1964. More Republicans than Democrats voted for woman’s suffrage. Progressive President Woodrow Wilson originally opposed women’s suffrage. Gun control laws were originally designed to keep blacks from being able to protect themselves from the KKK. And Margaret Sanger was a big supported of the “settled science” of eugenics, which fueled the racist theories of the Nazis. She founded Planned Parenthood to keep more of the “unfit”—blacks, the retarded, and so on—from being born. Mission accomplished.

Democrats are incensed that Mitt Romney made a fortune working in private enterprise. Every respectable person marries his money like John Kerry did.

Read The Old Jarhead’s full post here.