Saturday, April 7, 2012

Global warming skeptics displaying aberrant sociological behavior; Defining "navigable waters"; "Heat or eat" in Scotland; DHS & ICE getting 450 million optimum penetration bullets; EPA buffer zones and Agenda 21; NASA says mild winter not result of global warming; Wind farms getting paid to shut down; L Prize of $10 million given to $50 lightbulb; Bird killing wind turbines; Used kitchen grease being stolen for biofuel; 641 programs support windmill technology; Firm sells solar panels to itself while taxpayers pay

Infowars reports: Professor Kari Norgaard, who is currently appearing at the ‘Planet Under Pressure’ conference in London, has presented a paper in which she argues that “cultural resistance” to accepting the premise that humans are responsible for climate change “must be recognized and treated” as an aberrant sociological behavior.
 Sen. Rand Paul proposes bill (S. 2122) to clarify the definition of "navigable waters"

the bill seeks to:
1. Provide a predictable definition of "navigable waters" and federal authority;
2. Exclude ephemeral and intermittent streams from federal control;
3. Prevent the Corps and EPA from reinterpreting the definition of "navigable waters" without congressional approval;
4. Return control over local water and land use to the States;
5. Prohibit federal trespass onto private property; and,
6. Require compensation for loss of use and value of private property.
Expose Obama writes: Scotland is the poster boy for the failure of wind power as a genuine source of energy. All of the high and mighty talk about wind as a viable alternative source of energy is now gone,not in the strong productive winds of the drawing board,but with the gentle breezes that are Scotland’s reality.
The Scottish government’s ill-advised but politically correct “wind;not fossil fuel” scheme has so devastated  the average Scottish household’s economy that many have been confronted with the choice of “heat or eat.”
Scotland’s falling for the global warming hoax is killing people. The problem is so well understood it has a name:“fuel poverty.”
Business Insider reports: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office is getting an "indefinite delivery" of an "indefinite quantity" of .40 caliber ammunition from defense contractor ATK. 
U.S. agents will receive a maximum of 450 million rounds over five years, according to a press release on the deal.
The high performance HST bullets are designed for law enforcement and ATK says they offer "optimum penetration for terminal performance."
We've also learned that the Department has an open bid for a stockpile of rifle ammo. Listed on the federal business opportunities network, they're looking for up to 175 million rounds of .223 caliber ammo to be exact. The .223 is almost exactly the same round used by NATO forces, the 5.56 x 45mm.
EPA Abuse reports: According to Susanne Posel with Occupy Corporatism, the EPA is adding regulations to force farmers to shut down. And, she’s implementing buffer zones around waterways to supposedly protect them from pesticides. In short, she’s seizing farm land all over the U.S.
Buffer zones are areas that Agenda 21 has designated as not inhabitable for humans. This is detailed under the Wildlands Project. These lands would be reserved as wilderness, with connecting corridors. The Wildlands Project seeks to determine the majority of America as core reserves or buffer zones.
In one example, NOAA in partnership with the EPA wants to establish 500 ft buffer zones along all the waterways in the state of Washington.
Watts Up With That reports: Despite the wailings at various blogs and news outlets about this mild winter in the USA being the result of global warming, NASA says otherwise. Not a mention of AGW, CO2, or any of that blame game can be found in their summary, just AO patterns and La Niña.
End of Winter: How 2012 Snow Stacks Up
Twitchy writes: Wind farms in the Pacific Northwest — built with government subsidies and maintained with tax credits for every megawatt produced — are now getting paid to shut down as the federal agency charged with managing the region’s electricity grid says there’s an oversupply of renewable power at certain times of the year.
Washington Post writes: The U.S. government last year announced a $10 million award, dubbed the “L Prize,” for any manufacturer that could create a “green” but affordable light bulb.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the prize would spur industry to offer the costly bulbs, known as LEDs, at prices “affordable for American families.” There was also a “Buy America” component. Portions of the bulb would have to be made in the United States.
Now the winning bulb is on the market.  How the expensive bulb won a $10 million government prize meant to foster energy-efficient affordability is one of the curiosities that arise as the country undergoes a massive, mandated turnover from traditional incandescent lamps to more energy-
efficient ones. The price is $50.
Weekly Standard writes: An anti-Occupy Wall Street movement (who call themselves  "Occupy Occupy D.C.") protested bird killing wind turbines today at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. The group gathered "to highlight the threat that wind, a celebrated alternative energy source, poses to the American bird community," according to a press release sent out by the National Center for Public Policy Research, which sponsors Occupy Occupy D.C.
The target of today's protest are environmentalists who believe wind energy is a viable substitute to other forms of energy, such as coal or nuclear energy.
The National Center for Public Policy Research "estimate[s] that wind turbines kill approximately 100,000 birds every year. The American Bird Conservancy claims the number could be triple that estimate -- affecting the songbird community most of all."
San Francisco Chronicle reports:  Slick-fingered Bay Area thieves are stealing restaurants' used kitchen grease, a product that six years ago was so worthless that some restaurant owners would illegally dump it down the drain instead of paying for proper disposal.
The leftover cooking oil, yellow grease, is the easiest material to turn into biodiesel. And as the alternative fuel's popularity has increased, so has its selling price, making it a target for thieves willing to go through the trouble of pumping or siphoning the grease out of storage barrels.
"It's liquid gold,"
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Weazelzippers reports: The Government Accountability Office (GAO) counted a whopping 641 programs in place at 130 federal agencies in 2010 to prop up windmill technology and underwrite solar panel manufacturers. The report released Tuesday didn’t include a reliable estimate of the total cost to taxpayers. The auditors found the array of loans, tax credits, agency purchases of purportedly green vehicles and the cost of regulations would take a great deal of effort to tally.
For instance, the Commerce Department has a Joint Wind Energy Program, Clean Energy Trade Missions, a Global Climate Change Mitigation Incentive Fund, an Environmentally Sustainable Development Investment Priority and a Green Technology Pilot Program – to name just a few.
Washington Examiner writes: Firm sells solar panels to itself - taxpayers pay.  A small corporation called St. Clair Solar owned the wind farm and was the Canadian company buying First Solar's panels. But St. Clair Solar was a wholly owned subsidiary of First Solar. So, basically, First Solar was shipping its own solar panels from Ohio to a solar farm it owned in Canada, and the U.S. taxpayers were subsidizing this "export."

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