Saturday, June 18, 2011

The "forged" Certificate of Live Birth; A refresher course on firearms and why our Constitution gave us our rights...; Obama in partnership with unions

Retired Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, the chief of Stand Up America, a national security expert and Fox News contributor, says the “Certificate of Live Birth” released in April by the White House as “proof positive” of President Obama’s Hawaiian birth is a forgery, but the FBI is covering the fraud and no one in Congress is willing to tackle the situation because of fears of a “black backlash” if the failings of the nation’s first black president are revealed.
“We’ve had three CIA agents, retired, and some of their analytical associates look at it, and all came to the same conclusion, that even the long-form was a forged document,” Vallely said.
“No members of Congress will take this on. The word I get out of Washington is that they don’t want to challenge this because it would be in fact a felony offense and in some cases may be even treasonous and [they are] afraid of a black backlash from some of the urban areas,” Vallely said.

"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not" said Thomas Jefferson.  And: "An armed man is a citizen.  An unarmed man is a subject."  "Gun control is not about guns - it is about control."
[Let's keep ourselves informed as we watch what is happening in the Middle East as well as the entire world.]
The Washington Examiner reports: Obama is playing political games by refusing to send already-negotiated free-trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Columbia to Congress for ratification, even though they would expand overseas sales opportunities for American businesses and create thousands of new jobs here at home. The holdup is that Obama wants to ensure that his labor union buddies get sufficiently bribed for swallowing a trade deal.
Obama demands renewal of the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, which provides help often funneled through unions, to Americans who claim to be adversely affected by such deals, and he TAA funding made permanent at the artificially high levels established under his failed stimulus legislation. Under this formula, in 2010, the program spent $975 million to aid 228,000 people at a cost of nearly $4,300 per member.

As outrageous as these actions are, none of them should be surprising, because Obama vowed during the campaign to do the bidding of unions. "I know how much more we can accomplish as partners in an Obama administration," he told the Service Employees International Union as a candidate. "Just imagine what we could do together. Imagine having a president whose life work was your work." Sadly, the work of the Obama-Big Labor alliance is harmful to actual American workers.
Read more at the Washington Examiner:

Friday, June 17, 2011

We were promised Hope and Change.......; Obama's new White House Rural Council for those who "cling to their guns and their religion"; Obama practices lead to weak economy; AZ Senate calls for proof of citizenship for presidential candidates; TSA fake tests on body scanners; CA labor unions work for election of moderate Republicans; Pakistan arrested Pakistani informants; House members file lawsuit against Obama; Teaching Mexicans that white people are oppressors

              We were promised Hope and Change. Here is a popular email making the circuits:
The change is in the chart below and the hope is that it does not get any worse. 
Forget about Hope. 
It is going to get much worse.
After two years of Obama ...
Here's your change!
January 2009
% chg
Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)
Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)
Gold: London (per troy oz.)
Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL
Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL
Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb. Fob
Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall
Unemployment rate, blacks
Number of unemployed
Number of fed. Employees
Real median household income
Number of food stamp recipients 
Number of unemployment benefit recipients 
Number of long-term unemployed
Poverty rate, individuals
People in poverty in U.S.
U.S.. Rank in Economic Freedom World Rankings
Present Situation Index
Failed banks
U.S.. Dollar versus Japanese yen exchange rate
U.S.Money supply, M1, in billions
U.S.. Money supply, M2, in billions
National debt, in trillions
Just take this last item: In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our entire nation's history.  Over 27 times as fast. Metaphorically speaking, if you are driving in the right lane doing 65 MPH and a car rockets past you in the left lane.   27 times faster, it would be doing 1755 MPH!
(1) U.S. Energy Information Administration; (2) 
Wall Street Journal; (3) Bureau of Labor Statistics; (4) Census Bureau; (5) USDA; (6) U.S. Dept. Of Labor;
(7) FHFA; (8) Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller; (9) 
RealtyTrac; (10) Heritage Foundation and WSJ; (11) The Conference Board; (12) FDIC;
Federal Reserve; (14) U.S. Treasury
CNS News reports: President Barack Obama, who during the 2008 campaign famously referred to small town Americans as bitter people clinging to guns and religion, today issued an executive order establishing a White House Rural Council.

“Strong rural communities are key to a stronger America,” Obama said in releasing the order. “That’s why I’ve established the White House Rural Council to make sure we’re working across government to strengthen rural communities and promote economic growth.”
The Wall St. Journal reportes: The policies of the Obama administration have led to the weak condition of the American economy. Growth during the coming year will be subpar at best, leaving high or rising levels of unemployment and underemployment.  Mr. Feldstein, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Ronald Reagan, is a professor at Harvard and a member of The Wall Street Journal's board of contributors.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Senate has approved a revised bill requiring presidential candidates to prove they are U.S. citizens eligible to run for the office. 
The bill approved Wednesday gives candidates additional ways to prove they meet the constitutional requirements to be president.
It was prompted by the ongoing claim by some that there is no proof President Barack Obama was born in the United States and is therefore ineligible to be president.
Natural News, on TSA body scanners: The evidence of the TSA's fakery [in saying that the body scanners in airports are perfectly safe] is now obvious thanks to the revelations of a letter signed by five professors from the University of California, San Francisco and Arizona State University. You can view the full text of the letter at:  The letter reveals: 
• To this day, there has been no credible scientific testing of the TSA's naked body scanners. The claimed "safety" of the technology by the TSA is based on rigged tests.

• The testing that did take place was done on a custom combination of spare parts rigged by the manufacturer of the machines (Rapidscan) and didn't even use the actual machines installed in airports. In other words, the testing was rigged.
Big Government reports:  One of California’s largest labor unions today advanced a plan intended to result in the election of more moderate Republicans.
By creating a Republican political action committee, Service Employees International Union California officials say they hope to help send people from right-leaning areas to Sacramento who put practical solutions in front of strict conservative thinking.
The union says 87,000 of its 700,000 members are registered Republicans. With redrawn legislative boundaries looming and the creation of the top-two primary system, SEIU’s new leader Dave Kieffer has said this is the perfect time to start helping candidates to extricate themselves from the grip of party extremists. SEIU is expected to launch its second ad campaign this weekend in the districts of current GOP legislators its officials believe could support Brown’s tax package.
The NYT reports:  Pakistan’s top military spy agency has arrested some of the Pakistani informants who fed information to the Central Intelligence Agency in the months leading up to the raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, according to American officials.
Pakistan’s detention of five C.I.A. informants, including a Pakistani Army major who officials said copied the license plates of cars visiting Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in the weeks before the raid, is the latest evidence of the fractured relationship between the United States and Pakistan. It comes at a time when the Obama administration is seeking Pakistan’s support in brokering an endgame in the war in neighboring Afghanistan.
Politico reports: A bipartisan group of House members announced on Wednesday that it is filing a lawsuit charging that President Obama made an illegal end-run around Congress when he approved U.S military action against Libya.
“With regard to the war in Libya, we believe that the law was violated. We have asked the courts to move to protect the American people from the results of these illegal policies,” said Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), who led the 10-member anti-war coalition with Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.).
Arizona Central reports: Acting on a new state law, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has condemned the Tucson Unified School District's controversial Mexican-American studies courses and warned the district could lose a portion of its state funding if it does not comply with the law within 60 days.
Gov. Jan Brewer signed the law last year. It bans classes in kindergarten to 12th grade that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment toward a race or class of people, are designed primarily for pupils of one ethnic group or advocate ethnic solidarity.
- Texts and other materials for the junior-level courses referenced White people as "oppressors" and "oppressing" Latino people.
- The department's website "clearly indicates the program is primarily designed for pupils of a particular ethnic race; couple this with the fact that an extraordinary percentage of students enrolled in program classes are Hispanic (over 90 percent)."
Read more:

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lizards vs. families (families lose); Deja Vu all over again; World Bank wants global levy on jet fuel; Wind turbines killing golden eagles; We build in floodplains; More problems with wind turbines; Noxious bush to provide biofuel; Green homes could be hazardous to our health

Weekly Standard writes: “This is a lizard versus families,” says Bill Hammond, president of the Texas Association of Business, the state’s largest business interest group. “Nothing is more important than a job.”
Setting 1980s Dallas stereotypes aside, oil and gas production is between 12 and 15 percent of the Texas economy. It’s more than 70 percent of the economy in the vast and sparsely populated Permian Basin.
n its proposal to list the lizard as endangered, U.S. Fish and Wildlife argues that several activities fragment the creature’s habitat. Together these constitute a clean sweep of the region’s economic drivers: oil and gas (particularly exploration), wind turbine erection, and agriculture. The dunes sagebrush lizard resides only in areas with sandy dunes covered by low-lying shinnery oak trees.
Watts Up With That reports: A Washington, D.C. resident John Lockwood was conducting research at the Library of Congress and came across an intriguing headline in the Nov. 2, 1922 edition of The Washington Post: Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt.
The article mentions “great masses of ice have now been replaced by moraines of earth and stones,” and “at many points well-known glaciers have entirely disappeared.”
The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consul Ifft, at Bergen, Norway.
Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers, he declared, all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone.
If Yogi Berra were here to comment on the hullabaloo over the changes in the arctic today, I’m pretty sure he’d say. “It’s Deja Vu all over again”.
 (Reuters) - The World Bank will suggest a global levy on jet and shipping fuel in recommendations to G20 governments later this year on raising climate finance, a senior official said on Sunday.
Developed countries have already written off chances of agreement on a new binding deal at a U.N. conference in Durban this year, placing a new focus on piecemeal efforts including fund-raising.
Binding targets under the Kyoto Protocol cap the greenhouse gas emissions of nearly 40 industrialised countries but expire in 2012 and now look unlikely to be extended in time.

LA Times reports: Scores of protected golden eagles have been dying each year after colliding with the blades of about 5,000 wind turbines along the ridgelines of the Bay Area's Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area, raising troubling questions about the state's push for alternative power sources.  

The death count, averaging 67 a year for three decades, worries field biologists because the turbines, which have been providing thousands of homes with emissions-free electricity since the 1980s, lie within a region of rolling grasslands and riparian canyons containing one of the highest densities of nesting golden eagles in the United States.

"It would take 167 pairs of local nesting golden eagles to produce enough young to compensate for their mortality rate related to wind energy production," said field biologist Doug Bell, manager of East Bay Regional Park District's wildlife program. "We only have 60 pairs.",0,4078175.story
The Week writes that about 10,000 people were displaced from their homes during May by floods.  This is far fewer, according to the magazine, than the floods of 1927, which left 600,000 homeless or the 1993 floods destroying 50,000 homes.  As to the question as to why the Mississippi River keeps flooding: "because mankind has built so many communities, power stations and farms along riverbanks, we now funner the natural flow through narrow man-made channes, raising the water's height and speed."
"This began in 1724 when French settlers built levees in New Orleans"
People who use protected floodplains forget the risk they face," says Craig Colten, a geography professor at LSU.   "It's a fool's errand to confine the river permanently."
"The levee infrastructure siphons river sediment through a single waterway out into the sea, preventing it from building up to form natural defenses for Louisiana's wetlands......  The only solutions may be to let the river run wild, but that would displace thousands of people and harm industries that rely on the river."
The UK Telegraph reports: At the weekend, I was speaking to campaigners against the Bodmin Moor scheme who are gearing up for the public inquiry: for them, this is an all-consuming issue. In Wales, there has been uproar over plans for 800 turbines across the Cambrian Mountains. In fact, from the Isle of Wight to northern Scotland, local people are coming together to fight the windmills.
The impression is given that since wind is free, plentiful and doesn't produce CO₂, then it must be the answer to our renewable-energy conundrum.
If this were true, then it might be worth sacrificing a few views: but it isn't. To produce the same amount of electricity as one coal-fired power station, you'd need a wind farm the size of Greater London. And when there is no wind – or even when there is too much – the power produced is minuscule or the turbine has to be switched off while fossil-fuel stations take up the slack. They can be useful in powering a collection of farms, or a small industrial site, but that is about it.
The Washington Times reports: A plant that some have scorned as a predator might well turn out to be part of the answer to rising fuel bills for consumers.
Jatropha curcas, a poisonous, semi-evergreen shrub that can grow as high as 20 feet, produces seeds laden with oil that backers say is an ideal biofuel. One company that maintains 194,000 acres of the plant under cultivation in India is looking to expand farming, and fuel production, in the United States.
Mission NewEnergy, an Australian-based firm with operations in India and Europe and a recently opened branch in San Antonio, says it can deliver refined Jatropha oil at about $40 to $50 a barrel. The firm’s U.S. entry also included listing its shares on Nasdaq, complementing its Australian Stock Exchange presence. 
Mixed with traditional jet fuel, Jatropha oil already has been used on test flights by Continental Airlines, Air New Zealand and other carriers. Once approved for general use, Jatropha could help cut one of the aviation industry’s highest costs.
Jatropha can provide “environmentally responsible fuel without compromising the food supply, so we can help the Earth while helping the public,”
Fox News reports: The buildings commonly referred to as "green" could actually be hazardous to your health, according to a new report.
That's one of many warnings out of a new report from the Institute of Medicine, which tracked the potential impact of climate change on indoor environments. 
The report cautions that climate change can negatively and directly affect indoor air quality in several ways. But the scientists behind the study warn that homeowners and businesses could also be making the problem worse by pursuing untested or risky energy-efficiency upgrades. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Jersey to pull out of region's cap and trade; Global warming misses Aspen in late May; Wind mills becalmed; Enough hydrocarbons for at least centuries; Stealth move to raise auto fuel economy; Windmills off New Jersey; If you hear of the extinction of sea turtles in Costa Rica.........

The UPI reports: To the dismay of clean energy advocates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said the state would pull out of the region's cap-and-trade program he calls "gimmicky."
Christie said the northeast's Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is a "failure" that taxes citizens and businesses, announcing his state would pull out of the program by the end of the year, The (Newark) Star-Ledger reported Thursday.
Christie acknowledged human effects on climate change but said the initiative was doing nothing to solve the problem.
Read more:
Aspen Times reported on May 27: Aspen Mountain will reopen for skiing this weekend with a better base depth of snow on Memorial Day than it had on New Year's Day.
The UK Telegraph reported: According to government figures, 13 of the past 16 months have been calmer than normal - while 2010 was the “stillest” year of the past decade.
Meteorologists believe that changes to the Atlantic jet stream could alter the pattern of winds over the next 40 years and leave much of the nation’s growing army of power-generating turbines becalmed.
The Coalition has drawn up plans to open more wind farms in an effort to meet Britain’s European Union target of providing 15 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.More than 3,600 turbines are expected to be installed in offshore wind farms over the next nine years
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- opines: If gas hydrates as well as shale gas, tight oil, oil sands and other unconventional sources can be tapped at reasonable cost, then the global energy picture looks radically different than it did only a few years ago. Suddenly it appears that there may be enough accessible hydrocarbons to power industrial civilization for centuries, if not millennia, to come.
So much for the specter of depletion, as a reason to adopt renewable energy technologies like solar power and wind power. Whatever may be the case with Peak Oil in particular, the date of Peak Fossil Fuels has been pushed indefinitely into the future. What about national security as a reason to switch to renewable energy?
The U.S., Canada and Mexico, it turns out, are sitting on oceans of recoverable natural gas.  Two arguments for switching to renewable energy -- the depletion of fossil fuels and national security -- are no longer plausible. What about the claim that a rapid transition to wind and solar energy is necessary, to avert catastrophic global warming?
The scenarios with the most catastrophic outcomes of global warming are low probability outcomes -- a fact that explains why the world’s governments in practice treat reducing CO2 emissions as a low priority, despite paying lip service to it.  The arguments for converting the U.S. economy to wind, solar and biomass energy have collapsed.
Via Jazz Shaw at Hot Air:
[T]he Obama administration’s Department of Transportation (DOT) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are quietly moving to make another round of changes to CAFE standards. (That’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy, for those keeping score at home.) The changes would affect model years from 2017 to 2025.
Remember: The important thing is that we are saved from the scourge of Man-Made Global Warming™, not worrying about silly things like jobs and the economy!  In fact, as Shaw points out, worrying about jobs and the economy is documented to not be the concern here as shown by the U.S. government’s own report on the impact of increased CAFE standards:
I suppose the President is finally showing some electoral foresight as these standards wouldn’t be enacted until after he’s on his post presidency book tour, but if there was ever any doubt that Obama is willing to usher in the green age on the shattered remains of what used to be the U.S. economy, one need look no further than the automobile industry for confirmation.
Philly Business writes: Eleven companies have submitted proposals to build green-power wind turbines on 554 square miles off New Jersey's shore.
The companies submitted proposals to erect giant windmills on federal tracts stretching from Avalon to Barnegat Light. The tracts lie between eight miles and 26.5 miles offshore.
"This robust response from offshore wind developers makes it clear that commercial interest in development of wind turbines is strong," Bob Martin, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection, said in a statement.
 Subject: Fw: Sea Turtle Extinction--Not Caused by Global Warming
For all of you who heard about global warming causing the decline in sea turtles.
Aha, maybe we have just discovered why the sea turtle is going extinct & it is not global
warming. !!!!!!!....
The coast  in  COSTA RICA
Please distribute widely
The Turtle eggs are stolen to be sold.
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