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So she smiles and says she’s going to make coal companies go out of business and put coal miners out of work, eh? What  do you think your boss Obama, your Democratic buddies, your eco-fascist supporters and crony capitalist donors have been doing for 7 years, honey? There’s not many scraps left, even for hyenas.

Yes, I heard how you’re going to throw some job training $$ our way but we’ve been down that road of federal money numerous times and all it does is reward some loyal Dems to distribute and administer the $$, pay the way for a few attendees and it’ll all come to naught. Except for your loyal Dems, they’ll have pocketed some tax $$ but there won’t be any jobs here.

Gonna give us jobs to build and install windmills and solar panels, right? How stupid do you think we are? We know that most alternative energy components are made in China since they do it so much people – not paying that union wages you push for – and in any case, any jobs with windmills, etc would be temporary and involve only a few employees. In case you’re too dumb to know industry, coal and other fossil fuels employ numerous people in ancillary positions.

We don’t want your damn federal handouts, we want to be able to work in our energy jobs w/o our own gov’t slapping our hands every which way. Why don’t we just decrease the gov’t to about half its current size – or less – and use the saved tax money to invest in capital and R&D?

The greenies and their politicians have been lying to us for a long time and too many believed the lies. I have old KFTC [Kentuckians For the Commonweath] papers and that of other green groups asserting ‘oh, we don’t want to end coal, we just want it safer or certain types that would be easier on the environment’ and ‘oh, we’re not trying to end fossil fuels cause gas is so much cleaner’, and so much more crap. Now they celebrate the death of the coal industry period and gleefully proclaim they want to end all fossil fuels. Liars and selfish self-righteous jerks.

Aubrey McClendon of Chesapeake Energy was an idiot to believe the Sierra Club would only go after coal and leave gas alone. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/600940/how-chesapeake-ceo-aubrey-mcclendon-helped-push-coal-to-the-brink/#/set/id/600935/

Follow the money. The Global Warming scare is about money and power. About redistributing wealth. http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/03/obama-administration-deposits-500-million-in-uns-green-climate-fund/#more

Whaddya know? Obama doesn’t like gas or oil any more than he likes coal. The only unanswered question is whether Obama is stupid enough to fall for the AGW gibberish or whether he supports it as a way to radically transform the US and the world into a socialist one-world gov’t with the UN acting as manager. I vote for the latter. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/03/obama-to-energy-producers-drop-dead.php

$50 Million Renewable Energy Scam

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h/t to http://smalldeadanimals.com

Who needs oil anyway?

 

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h/t to Glenn Reynolds at http://www.pjmedia.com/instapundit

A former community organizer, part-time lawyer, adjunct law instructor with no science or math background whatsoever is a sudden expert on global warming or whatever the trend word is today.

I’ve discussed the fallacy of the 97% stat that is perennially touted by Big Green and now embarrassingly pushed by the President of the United States to raise more tax revenues.  http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/05/30/the-myth-of-the-97-climate-change-consensus/

Keep in mind that there is no proof higher carbon dioxide threatens the planet, indeed it has been higher without any problems and could improve life here by increasing food production areas and season times. http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/06/03/epas-new-proposed-regulations-to-restrict-emissions-from-existing-fossil-fuel-based-electric-generation/#more-110724

Keep in mind that even the EPA admits the difference in global carbon dioxide emissions will be negligible.

What will happen as a result is quite predictable: Greatly increased rates for electric power, decreased availability of the electric power so vital to our way of life, decreased reliability of the electric grid, a lower standard of living, decreased competitiveness of US products in world markets since most countries do not have such regulations, and Communist-style central control of the electric generating industry by a Washington-based bureaucracy with no understanding of the industry.

This political agenda won’t make any difference in our climate but it does have real-life consequences, all to push a tax. If you haven’t figured out that the purpose behind all this AGW talk from Obama is about raising a new tax, you’re not paying attention.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/24/oil-companies-say-new-federal-reg-on-southwest-bird-has-halted-drilling-in/

Obama isn’t a progressive, he’s a regressive socialist who is using an outdated model of AGW to push for higher taxes that punish fossil fuels from red states. http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/06/03/ontario-canada-a-mirror-of-americas-economic-future-mortgaged-to-falsified-climate-science/#more-110742

Am I a scientist? No but critical thinking skills never go out of style. The green predictions have never occurred but that doesn’t stop greenies from making new ones. I’m a denier? Hey it’s the job of greenies to convince us of a drastic change in the status quo of accepted science. They haven’t. They’re hypocrites, their computer models don’t work, they’ve lost the original raw data that supposedly “proved” AGW, none of their predictions occurred, there’s plenty of opposition from renowned scientists, their choices for enforcement is subjective, they can’t replicate any of their “research” and they must enforce totalitarian oppression on any opposing views

It would be appropriate and admirable for a FLOTUS to visit schools and encourage kids to eat healthy and/or exercise. It is pathetic for her to use her clout to push legislation that forces what schools can buy and serve kids, that punishes those who do not by withholding federal funds, that declares areas ‘food deserts’ that pick winners and losers in grocery produce stores, and takes control of lunches out of the hands of parents. When challenged by kids who don’t like her food dictates, Michelle Obama blames Republicans who are “antiscience” and will hurt kids. She blames parents, who need her “help” making choices. IOW she reacts as viscerally thin-skinned as her husband and turns her problems into a partisan attack.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/379030/school-lunch-activism-erik-telford

She doesn’t seem to realize that her demands aren’t supported by all food scientists. Some schools are insisting on 1% skim milk to reduce the fat. When my kid was born, I embraced a healthy diet for her until she left home for college. I followed principles of people like Sara Sloan, a school nutritionist, Lendon Smith, Marion Nestle and the like. Everyone, the most ardent healthy food pusher, insisted that kids drinking milk require the full fats for brain development, not some skim version. There’s no clear evidence vegetarian is a better food life style for children or adults, and cutting calories for kids is a dangerous venture.

How bad is the first lady’s hastily-installed and arbitrary program? http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2014/05/30/not-media-narrative-school-lunch-standards-rolling-fiasco-cuisine-centra

The rules impose very specific quotas for the type and amount of food served. Cafeterias, for example, must feature five “vegetable subgroups” across “dark green, red/orange, beans/peas (legumes), starchy and ‘other’ vegetables.” Schools have had to eliminate popular menu items such as sandwiches. Two slices of bread over five days exceed the weekly grain limits

Just the latest view on the ever-changing state of food service below:

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-sax-los-angeles-food-trends-20140601-story.html

Politics have corrupted science; we don’t need the POTUS and FLOTUS making it worse. Why don’t you work on the economy, President Obama?

 

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thanks to Ace of Spades for chart [http://ace.mu.nu]

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/372896/keystone-xl-would-swell-us-pipeline-coverage-0033-percent-deroy-murdock

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Everyday I see the destructive effects of declining coal. While some of this may be from the increased use of cheap natural gas, the Obama EPA has had a major role here in development, mining and usage of coal. Our only tiny glimmer of light has been exporting coal to other countries; now Obama wants to end that.

Please keep in mind we are killing a major source of cheap reliable energy because of 1] an unproven theory the earth is warming and that’s due to something human beings do, not natural cycles 2] an unproven theory that coal causes asthma, which the NIH won’t state but Medical Researcher-in-Chief Obama does 3] an unproven theory that increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is destructive to life, even though we’ve survived higher levels before 4] capital venture companies that want to make money by alternative energy, which can only be accomplished by destroying our old energy methods 5] years of Earth Day propaganda that feeds our children nonsense of unproven/disproven scare tactics, including fossil fuels,  that are seamlessly replaced by new scare tactics 6] a liberal base that needs to be inspired and appeased on a continuing basis, and forty years of environmentalism is an easy talking point and 7] liberal politicians who want a political sea change in Appalachia/South  and 8] eco-purists who want to return large parts of our nation – especially the Appalachians – to a “no fooftprint” condition 9] a plethora of Big Green community organizing groups, including Kentuckians For The Commonwealth [KFTC], who use the environment issue as a conduit to install a specific agenda, e.g., felon voting 10] Agenda 21 adherents who believe one-world government, a la the United Nations, is the answer to a better world; Agenda 21 moves rural folks to planned cities and designates energy/forests to government control.  11] smug opponents who don’t need coal in their geographic areas – think California – and either don’t care how their views devastate Appalachia or consider it political payback for our wrong-thinking voting.

Do you think it’s a coincidence that socialist, one-world government multibillionaire George Soros and uber liberal groups like The Tides Foundation are shelling out many millions to Big Green groups, Big Green media groups [e.g. Center for American Progress] and groups that train Big Green leaders [e.g. Rockwood Institute and Moveon]? Do you think it’s a coincidence that Saudi Arabia and Warren Buffet, who partly owns the railroad used in the North Dakota Bakken Fields but doesn’t own part of the Canada Tar Sands/Keystone XL pipeline venture, have given money to defeat the Keystone XL pipeline?

If the EPA won’t allow companies to mine or mine in the US using fossil fuels, why should we allow imports that have been manufactured in coal-fired plants? If the clothes I wear come from Malaysia and were made using coal as an energy source, we should ban it. If the computer I use comes from China and was made using coal as an energy source or uses batteries/heavy metal components mined in a manner that doesn’t meet our EPA standards here, we should ban it. A level playing field for US companies and workers only seems fair.

Always follow the money. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/13/democrats-who-oppose-keystone-xl-pipeline-own-shares-in-competing-companies/

Much bigger money. http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/10/center-for-american-progress-first-solar-green-relationship/  and http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/02/center-for-american-progress-or-corporate-donors-progress/   Here’s a tip, Kentucky, you can’t trust Bill Clinton and his support of Allison Lundergan Grimes, he’s making way too much money with the Clinton Initiative.

Most of us in Eastern Kentucky and the rest of Appalachia are in shock. We’ve listened to idiots like Daryl Hannah and RFK Jr’s California-based enviro groups come and protest, filling the media with “facts” we haven’t had the time or money or opportunity to investigate –  the EPA, the NIH,  and government-funded college research grants are only interested in studies that support Big Green – and we can’t believe the rest of our nation is doing this to us.  Here a small Tea Party group makes an attempt to comprehend. http://www.nkyteaparty.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2320:let-s-rid-kentucky-of-agenda-21-and-save-private-property-rights&catid=8&Itemid=120

Oh yes. http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/james-beattie/meteorologist-tells-hannity-ghost-global-warming-closing-coal-plants

When the president puts you in his crosshairs and the MSM pant along behind him, it hurts: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304337404579212262280342336?mod=WSJ_article_EditorsPicks Coal’s Decline Hits Hardest in the Mines of Kentucky

We don’t want your damn welfare and stupid job-training programs, President Obama and your silly base, we want jobs. We want to keep our people here. We want our own money.

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No kidding. What a shock. http://www.nationalreview.com/planet-gore/369635/long-lasting-light-bulbs-not-so-long-lasting-greg-pollowitz  They were tested in England.

Obama and Big Green want to copy the decades-old green agenda of the European Union and individual European nations. They’re always jealous of Europe. The thing is, European Socialist-Lite isn’t looking so pretty these days and that goes double for their green agenda. Much of Europe is running as fast as it can from green. No matter what, there’s a price to be paid for what Big Green has already enacted there. Big electric and heating bills passed on to weary consumers, not enough heat and electricity in a colder weather pattern, not enough energy for economic growth, renewable energy complaints that turn out to have their own problems of noise, bird killings, maintenance, unreliability w/o fossil fuel backups, explosions and falling turbines, made in China eco horrors, greater building expense than planned, plummeting prices to nearby real estate, shorter life spans than promised and downright soul-killing ugliness. Cut your losses now.

http://www.thegwpf.org/costs-green-dreams-energy-woes-hobble-europe-20-years/

One band of conservation groups that hasn’t sold out its mission is the coalition of bird watchers/supporters. They don’t care about the money or political power, they care about the birds. There are other conservation groups that also fit this category, e.g. the RMEF, but windmills are garnering attention now so birds are a focus. Here, a Lake Erie bird group is fighting back against planned windmills in this famous migratory bird area. Threatening to sue, they’ve won a reprieve. That’s the key. That’s how Big Green got so powerful, by lawsuits and threatened lawsuits, and it’s a door that can swing both ways. BTW I’ve been to this area of Lake Erie with my dad and his family more than once but not lately. It’s a scenic and tourist area, a lovely way to spend a day with a picnic and bird watching. http://www.abcbirds.org/newsandreports/releases/140129.html

Here’s a good summary of problems with so-called renewables. http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2014/01/ten-reasons-why-intermittent-wind-solar.html

Uh oh. This is Pennsylvania, not Fayette Co, Kentucky. http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/wind-turbine-falls-fayette-co/ncqk2/?nmredir=true Don’t worry, it was only a little over 210 feet tall. Couldn’t hurt a fly.

It’s not enough that the ##% stupid treehuggers destroyed the lucrative Oregon logging industry with its jobs in an ignorant attempt to save some spotted owls. If you’re too young to remember, some of these ‘peaceful’ treehuggers and earth-luvvers even spiked the trees where the saws would go. They thought killing/injuring loggers was a fair exchange for saving the spotted owls. The loggers and jobs are long gone but the poor owls are still dying and it turns out the problem wasn’t logging at all but a different kind of bird. The wise-as-an-owl federal government is going to kill the murderous barred owls in yet another attempt to save the [evidently] dumb spotted owls. I thought liberals believed in evolution? http://www.cfact.org/2014/01/14/feds-save-spotted-owls-by-killing-barred-owls/

I’ve discussed Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren before, including his book with Paul Ehrlich. The book was full of dire predictions which have proven laughable but Holdren is a useful idiot lefty who provides cover for Big Green cronyism. http://www.drroyspencer.com/2014/01/john-holdren-pseudoscience-czar-predicted-waste-heat-would-doom-humanity/

But this part of Holdren’s history takes the cake.  As described at zombietime.com, Holdren co-authored a book chapter with Paul Ehrlich (the honorary Failed Forecast Czar) back in 1971 entitled Overpopulation and the Potential for Ecocide.  In that chapter, they forecast both a human-caused ice age and human-caused warming, with the latter being the biggest threat.

            What is astounding from a science perspective is that Holdren blamed warming on waste heat, the result of humans and their energy use, rather than a slowly increasing greenhouse effect. He predicted that the localized nature of this waste heat would eventually spread to be a global problem.

Below, the Galileo Movement http://www.galileomovement.com.au/

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