Category Archives: Environmental

Global Warming Deserves the Cold Shoulder

Simply because the IPCC is, and has been, tainted beyond the pale.

Don Surber has the meat of the matter exposing the IPCC for what it is, straight from a tell all book “The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert,” an expose of the 2007 IPCC report.

Finally. The dogs are loose. Read it. You won’t be surprised, but it will be a confirmation.

Power Loss

The EPA is about to get medieval on us. Or, send us back in time to that age of darkness.
IER Identifies Coal Fired Power Plants Likely to Close as Result of EPA Regulations

The United States has the world’s largest coal resources. In fact we have 50 percent more coal than Russia, the country with the next largest reserves. But coal use in the United States is under assault.

Soon, the only use left for coal will be placing it in EPA’s Christmas stocking.
Thank the Grinch, folks, er, Obama.

New Healthcare Rules

Which one first?

Got asthma? Prepare to have to use new “greener” inhalers. Namely because the EPA is going to ban the use of over the counter inhalers that will enlarge the ozone holes at the planet’s poles. Which means you are back to prescription-only, more expensive, inhalers.

And then, there’s this:
In a proposed rule from Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the federal government is demanding insurance companies submit detailed health care information about their patients.

I don’t know, sounds strangely familiar to something like, registering all of our bodies, as if we were firearms.

I do not trust these people. At all. How about you?

UPDATE: An Idiot Judge

According to Wisconsin Judge Patrick J. Fiedler, you do not have a fundamental right to consume the food you grow or own or raise.

Really? Wow. According to this nimrod, he would likely think we don’t have the right to breathe, either.

Check out, The Food Renegade, for the rest of the story.

Additional links (since someone complained about the first, but it isn’t broken):

When they asked him to clarify his statement, these were his words:

“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd;”
“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow;”
“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice…”
(source)

And

Case 5:10-cv-04018-MWB: FARM-TO-CONSUMER LEGAL DEFENSE FUND, et al., Plaintiffs, versus KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al., Defendants.

Truth About Electric Cars

In simplest terms, we are not ready. And here is why:

Electric cars aren’t necessarily green at all. Electric vehicles require large amounts of electricity – so much that Toronto Hydro chief Anthony Haines says he doesn’t know how he’d get it. “If you connect about 10 per cent of the homes on any given street with an electric car, the electricity system fails,” he said recently.

That is but a snippet from the article, be sure to read the whole thing.

One other thing to keep in mind, COSCTO has been removing charging stations from their parking lots (in CA) recently. They just may have saved themselves some grief.

Sorry, but like Kermit said: It isn’t easy, being green.

Reminiscent of Classic WKRP Episode

Turkeys don’t fly.

But Romney changed his mind about global warming, er, climate change. We don’t cause it. Whatever.

“They’re dropping to the ground like sacks of wet cement. One went through a windshield of a parked car!”

Video at the link. You never saw this on WKRP.

Excessive Raid on Raw Food

You be the judge, but I’d say this police action was way over the line and unnecessary.

Video at the link (InstaPundit).

FDA Bans Asthma Medication

Why?

The only over-the-counter asthma inhaler sold in the United States will no longer be available next year as part of an international agreement to stop the use of substances that damage the environment.

Primatene Mist (epinephrine) is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the temporary relief of occasional symptoms of mild asthma. FDA urges those who use Primatene Mist to see a health care professional soon to switch to another asthma medicine.

Primatene Mist inhalers are being discontinued because they use chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as a propellant (spray) to move the medicine out of the inhaler so patients can breathe the medicine into their lungs.

From the Big Government article:
CFCs from inhalers were a trivial contributor and should have been permanently exempted from these regimes until something just as good and just as affordable came along. They weren’t, and it hasn’t.

Our Founding Constitution In Danger

This is not new news, but this article might have some new bits of information within.

For those that have watched Glenn Beck, the progressives are pushing to alter the Constitution to incorporate a Second Bill of Rights. These are not the unalienable, nature’s God given rights – but ones “determined” by people (notice I am not even saying ‘government’ at this point). This is dangerous beyond imagination. For rights determined by man, can be later taken away, by man. And that, rings the death knell.

It is vital they be named.

Cass Sunstein, Lisa Brown, Eric Holder – all (and likely far more) operate within the Soros-funded American Constitution Society. Ring a bell?

If progressives manage to bring this about, it will be the beginning of the end.

For they know not what they do.

Stand up and be counted. Never give up, never give in. Remember November 2012. Now, more than ever.

Very Bad Policy

And I would say idiotic in addition to being acknowledged, finally, to being THE reason our government’s agencies do a poor job of managing our country’s needs.

Pitiful, just pitiful. Get rid of this agency or fix it to be economical for itself AND the rest of us. The debt clock is ticking waaaaay too fast.

EPA Says It’s ‘Prohibited’ From Considering Costs When Issuing Air-Quality Regulations