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Economy
Obama Renews His War On Coal
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Posted by: Fred || 06/27/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Posted by: junkiron || 06/27/2013 4:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Obama =Liar.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 06/27/2013 4:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Shutting down coal fired power plants will do nothing to stop natural earth processes that have been taking place on Earth for thousands of years.

Instead of wasting billions of taxpayer dollars trying to prevent natural earth cycles, the correct policy should be to maximize the benefits of a warmer northern climate and use the proceeds to minimize the negative aspects we don't have the ability to avoid anyway.
Posted by: junkiron || 06/27/2013 8:22 Comments || Top||

#4  But that would solve the problems of naturally occurring climate change.

When was the last time you saw a politician, any politician, actually solve a problem?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/27/2013 8:27 Comments || Top||

#5  BTW, as those ice sheet retreated north, they were followed by those humans. They would 'adapt' to the world to inhabit the lands of the far frigid north to the steamy equator, from deserts to isolated islands of the Pacific, from the savannas to mountain tops.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/27/2013 9:12 Comments || Top||

#6  Climate change legislation is just another progressive big govmint snake-oil scam to obtain money for the Federal government. It is much like the other progressive grabs such as ObamaCare. There seems to be an underlying sleaziness to the progressive causes that masquerade as care and concern for people or environment. When you get down to it, it is about money, party, stifling control, power, and greed. Yeah, yeah, I know, it is for the children. Heard that tired, worn out platitude too many times and for too many years. If it were really about the children, the progressives would be outraged by the number of abortions going on in this country daily. As an example: "It's for the children" has been sold as "women having sole rights over their reproductive organs--in a word 'choice'." There is no concern for life or the rights of the unborn child, the father, or the family (if there is one). Abortion has become birth control after conception. Abortion has become a way of taking care of an "unpleasant, unnecessary, inconvenience". Maybe I'm just cynical and a bit off-topic and I will probably catch a lot of flack for this cynicism about this topic.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/27/2013 11:37 Comments || Top||

#7  The whole argument is that CO2 causes global warming, which causes climate change, which causes the rest of the enviromental problems.

NO I have not seen a politician, any politician, who actually has had the courage to stand up and tell truth that even if we could return to pre Industrial Revolution carbon dioxide levels, the warming of the planet would still continue.

People who live in Alaska see the glaciers disappearing with their own eyes. People who work at Prudhoe Bay and offshore in the Beaufort Sea see the ice caps melting and the pack ice receding further north almost every year.

Do any of these people believe that building a multibillion dollar wind farm in Florida will somehow cool the entire arctic regions of the world? I doubt it. But they will believe their increased tax and energy bills.
Because they will also see them with their own eyes.

And then they will probably go out and re-elect Obama sycophant Lisa Murkowski to the senate.
Go figure !

You won't catch any flack from me JohnQC. I'm just as tired as you are of any argument that won't stand on it's own merits getting shoved down our throats as "for the children".
Posted by: junkiron || 06/27/2013 12:33 Comments || Top||

#8  Fighting climate change is anti-darwinism.

Throw that in their face.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/27/2013 13:40 Comments || Top||

#9  It's just another justification for another tax. An elaborate extortion racket.
Posted by: Newc || 06/27/2013 14:33 Comments || Top||

#10  Select Your "Facts" Carefully, the lies are showing.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 06/27/2013 14:49 Comments || Top||

#11  swksvolFF - that's like saying that extinction is a perfectly natural process for a species to go through.
And to interfere with, for example, the extinction of species like the spotted owl, who has grown too specialized to survive is actually harming the environment.
Tell that to a so-called 'environmentalist' and watch their heads explode. Or not - it isn't as if they truely give a sh*t about the environment.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/27/2013 14:55 Comments || Top||

#12  Coal producing states with competitive Senate races next year:

Montana
West Virginia
Colorado (maybe)
Illinois (maybe)

Posted by: Iblis || 06/27/2013 15:07 Comments || Top||

#13  CF, I've been surrounded a few times in my life.

Little high-heat
"If the climate becomes stable, animals no longer need to evolve, which makes you a creationist."

Wuz told I supported fascism because I was drinking a Budweiser.
"This?! Its a Belgium beer, just like yours. What else do you not know?"

And no, it was never about the environment. They were using it as an excuse to verbally curb stomp someone mob-style. "Why are you trying to publically shame me? What are you, Puritans? Gonna get the olde stocks out, throw some moldy lettuce around? Cuz that's all I hear, let us win let us win."

For others, its a money scheme.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/27/2013 15:57 Comments || Top||

#14  Coal is the largest source of energy for the generation of electricity worldwide...

Also;

Gasification

Coal gasification can be used to produce syngas, a mixture of carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2) gas. This syngas can then be converted into transportation fuels, such as gasoline and diesel, through the Fischer-Tropsch process. This technology is currently used by the Sasol chemical company of South Africa to make motor vehicle fuels from coal and natural gas. Alternatively, the hydrogen obtained from gasification can be used for various purposes, such as powering a hydrogen economy, making ammonia, or upgrading fossil fuels.

Liquefaction

Main article: Coal liquefaction

Coal can also be converted into synthetic fuels equivalent to gasoline or diesel by several different processes. In the direct liquefaction processes, the coal is either hydrogenated or carbonized. Hydrogenation processes are the Bergius process,[46] the SRC-I and SRC-II (Solvent Refined Coal) processes and the NUS Corporation hydrogenation process.[47][48] In the process of low-temperature carbonization, coal is coked at temperatures between 360 and 750°C (680 and 1,380°F). These temperatures optimize the production of coal tars richer in lighter hydrocarbons than normal coal tar. The coal tar is then further processed into fuels. Alternatively, coal can be converted into a gas first, and then into a liquid, by using the Fischer-Tropsch process.

Top consumer of coal:

China 4,053 million short tons 50.7% of world usage and increasing annually
United States 1,003 million short tons 12.5% of world usage, lowesets since 1992

(Wikipedia)
Posted by: Hupuque Bucket2093 || 06/27/2013 16:32 Comments || Top||

#15  So Hupuque, the US will mine the coal, send it via ship to China (which generates vast amounts of CO2), who will burn it, producing CO2 and lots of other pollutants. So unless Obama puts export limits on coal, I dont see how shutting down coal burning plants in the US will produce a worldwide reduction in CO2.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/27/2013 17:52 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Obama Takes Off for Africa Trip
[VOA News] U.S. President Barack Obama
I am not a dictator!...
is on a flight to Senegal
... a nation of about 14 million on the west coast of Africa bordering Mauretania to the north, Mali to the east, and a pair of Guineas to the south, one of them Bissau. It is 90 percent Mohammedan and has more than 80 political parties. Its primary purpose seems to be absorbing refugees...
, his first stop on an Africa trip that will focus on trade, investment and the promotion of democracy.

After a seven-hour flight to Dakar, Obama will meet Thursday with President Macky Sall and take part in a discussion on the rule of law with regional judicial leaders.

Previewing the president's trip, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said with the AIDS epidemic receding and less corruption, "the stars are aligned" in Africa for a substantial reduction in poverty.

But Froman said progress in Africa is still fragile. He said the United States wants to be on the side of those who have made recent gains irreversible.

From Senegal, Obama plans to head to South Africa and visit Robben Island, the prison where former president Nelson Mandela spent nearly two decades.

South African officials have said Obama's visit will go ahead despite the nationwide concern about the 94 year-old Mandela's poor health.

Obama also will stop in Tanzania before heading home.

Obama will not be visiting Kenya, the birthplace of his father. The president's plans have disappointed many Kenyans. But Kenya's president and deputy president are both facing trial at the International Criminal Court
... where Milosevich died of old age before being convicted ...
for crimes against humanity. Diplomats say this makes an Obama visit at this time impossible.
Posted by: Fred || 06/27/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ozymandias

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear --
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.'
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 06/27/2013 4:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Obama's trip will have a colossal carbon footprint as well as a hideous financial cost.
Posted by: lord garth || 06/27/2013 6:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Any bets on Obama claiming credit for the work which Bush did in Africa to combat AIDS?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/27/2013 8:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Any bets on Obama claiming credit for the work which Bush did in Africa to combat AIDS?

Too busy over there promoting gay rights. Lavishing spending tax payer money. Finding ways to break the bank with more promises of more taxpayer cash.

Also, zero had to go where people are not pissed about his regimes Gestapo reading their email. Some of the African regions are still a bit behind in regards to internet access in every home.
Posted by: Hupuque Bucket2093 || 06/27/2013 11:42 Comments || Top||

#5  I'd pay, if he stayed.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 06/27/2013 13:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Any chance we can revoke his passport ala Snowden?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/27/2013 23:15 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Obama's War On the Christian Faith in America Begins
President Obama, in his statement hailing the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, promised that he wouldn't try to force religious institutions to conduct gay marriages.

"On an issue as sensitive as this, knowing that Americans hold a wide range of views based on deeply held beliefs, maintaining our nation's commitment to religious freedom is also vital," Obama said. "How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions. Nothing about this decision -- which applies only to civil marriages -- changes that."

Here's guessing that the Roman Catholics and other religious groups that are in the midst of fighting the contraception mandate are skeptical of that pledge.
The left's sadistic messiah always sets up his target by starting out saying he is not going to target his target.
Posted by: Hupuque Bucket2093 || 06/27/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  President Obama, in his statement hailing the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, promised that he wouldn't try to force religious institutions to conduct gay marriages.

Under his breath he muttered "Yet".
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/27/2013 0:47 Comments || Top||

#2  IIRC see also FREEREPUBLIC > IRS MAY REVOKE NON-PROFIT STATUS FOR RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS OVER SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

I wanted to say "We're all Anglicans/
Episcopalians now", but methinks "We're all [State-controlled] Russian Orthodox = Chinese Catholic Church now" is closer to the truth???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 06/27/2013 1:46 Comments || Top||

#3  He claims to be a Muslim, "Nuff said."
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 06/27/2013 4:47 Comments || Top||

#4  But Muslims not only oppose same sex marriage, the hang or stone homosexuals.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/27/2013 5:49 Comments || Top||

#5  This is not the beginning of the Obama war against Christianity. That war started with Obama's stand against the Illinois "born alive" act. Obamacare is a major threat to any Christian org that doesn't want to perform or fund abortions.
Posted by: lord garth || 06/27/2013 11:00 Comments || Top||

#6  Begins? It has been ongoing and constant.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/27/2013 11:12 Comments || Top||

#7  This is the same guy who said he wasn't going to raise taxes, right? But then we found out that ObamaCare is gonna be a "constitutional tax" which he knew all along. Damn liar.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 06/27/2013 11:53 Comments || Top||

#8  Didn't notice the recon in force 2007? Better be a damn bit more than skeptical.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/27/2013 12:26 Comments || Top||

#9  Ecclesiastes 1:4-11 - “There Is Nothing New Under The Sun”

Federal Police of Socialist Germany - Gestapo

Göring himself took over the Gestapo in 1934 and urged Hitler to extend the agency's authority throughout Germany. This represented a radical departure from German tradition, which held that law enforcement was (mostly) a Land (state) and local matter.

Göring, concerned that Diels was not ruthless enough to use the Gestapo effectively to counteract the power of the Sturmabteilung (SA), handed over its control to Himmler on 20 April 1934. Also on that date, Hitler appointed Himmler chief of all German police outside Prussia.

...the Gestapo was expanded to around 46,000 members. After Heydrich's death in June 1942, and as the war progressed, Müller's power and the independence grew substantially. This trickled down the chain of his subordinates. It led to much more independence of action.

(Some of the departments of the national socialist partypolice, Gestapo that dealt with ideologies that were an afront to the socialist ideology)

Department B (Sects and Churches)[edit]
Catholics (B1)
Protestants (B2)
Freemasons (B3)
Jews (B4)

Department C (Administration and Party Affairs)
The central administrative office of the Gestapo, responsible for card files of all personnel including all officials.

(excerpts from Wikipedia)
Posted by: Hupuque Bucket2093 || 06/27/2013 12:47 Comments || Top||

#10  Replace the above names with NSA's General Alexander, DHS Napolitano, DOJ Holder and you get the picture.
Posted by: Hupuque Bucket2093 || 06/27/2013 12:54 Comments || Top||



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