Tuesday, May 20, 2014

John F. Kerry: "What's the worst that can happen" if we're wrong about global warming?

Secretary of State John Kerry made an idiotic statement while addressing 'climate change' at Boston College recently.  I realize it's not breaking news when Mr. Kerry says something stupid, (because it happens all too often), but his latest moronic comment takes the cake.

The windsurfing Secretary of State apparently strayed off script when he said, "If we make the necessary efforts to address this challenge – and supposing I’m wrong or scientists are wrong, 97 percent of them all wrong – supposing they are, what’s the worst that can happen"? 
What's the worse that can happen?  Are you freaking serious Mr. Kerry?  The United States has wasted at least $72 billion (I surmise it's much higher) since 2008 in an effort to prevent man-made global warming. Of course that's not counting the destructive and costly (think billion$) regulations that have been imposed on the private sector by this government.

According to one study, the world as a whole spends about $1 billion a day ($359 billion in 2012) on renewable energy and global warming mitigation measures.  Do you realize how many starving Earth inhabitants can be fed with one third of a trillion dollars every year?  

'Green' regulations have killed jobs, harmed the economy, and have increased the price of energy for all of us.  Energy prices are projected to go much higher in the years to come because of Obama's war on coal. The Obama EPA is forcing the closure of coal fired plants all across the country and those shutdowns will be responsible for a 150% price hike for natural gas, accompanied by an additional 7% rise in electricity rates.  
According to one study, the world as a whole spends about $1 billion a day ($359 billion in 2012) on renewable energy and global warming mitigation measures.  Do you realize how many poor starving people can be fed with one third of a trillion dollars every year?

There are those that argue that 'green' jobs are being created to replace those that are lost.  But at what cost?  During the 2012 presidential campaign, President Obama promised that he would spend $150 billion in taxpayers money over the next decade to create 5 million new green jobs.  Those 5 million jobs will cost the taxpayers $30,000 for each job created.

Those are modest calculations compared to some leftist organizations estimates.  The Center for American Progress estimated that federal outlays of $100 billion over a two year period would create two million green jobs, costing the taxpayers approximately $50,000 per job.  Another leftist organization (the Apollo Alliance) estimates it would take half a trillion dollars to create five million green jobs, costing taxpayers $100K per job.

What's the worse that can happen Mr. Kerry is that the United States will waste trillions of taxpayers dollars over the course of a few decades to combat something that doesn't exist.  Man-Made Global Warming, Climate Change, Climate Disruption, Climate Chaos is a hoax perpetrated by global leftists.  One global leftist (French FM Laurent Fabius) says we only have 500 days left to avoid climate chaos, even though we haven't had a global warming trend in almost 18 years.

According to RSS satellite data, the global warming trend in the last 17 years, 9 months (since August 1996) is zero.  ZERO!  The 212 months without global warming represents more than half of the 423 month satellite data record, which began in January 1979.    

Not only have we NOT experienced global warming (man-made or otherwise) for almost 20 years, tornadic activity and hurricanes are at record lows.  NOAA has stated that 2013-2014 was one of the coldest on record for most of the country, yet we spend billions to prevent something that isn't occurring.

We have idiots running our country and they will waste billions/trillions of taxpayers dollars and destroy the economy in order to advance a HOAX.  But hey, what's the worst that can happen?      

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Dept. of Agriculture Requests Submachine Guns with 30rd Capacity

UPDATE****May 16, 2014

A May 7th solicitation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks "the commercial acquisition of ballistic vests, compliant with NIJ 0101.06 for Level IIIA Ballistic Resistance of body armor." HERE

May 15, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a solicitation on May 7, 2014 that asks for "the commercial acquisition of submachine guns."  The desired weapons for the Dept. of Agriculture should include the following specs:
40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot bursts trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight  (front under fore grip) and scope (top rear), stock-collapsible or folding, magazine - 30 rd. capacity, sling, light weight, and oversized trigger guard for gloved operation.

Why does the USDA need such a weapon?  To answer that question I went to the USDA website to look for an answer.  The mission statement of the USDA states: "We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management."

Does it say anywhere in that mission statement about the need to have submachine guns?  No?  Let's take a look at their vision statement for some clues.  The USDA vision statement reads as follows:  "To expand economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production sustainability that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve and conserve our Nation's natural resources through restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands."

Does the USDA need submachine guns with night-scopes and 30 round magazines to expand economic opportunities?  Do they need the weapons to help rural America to thrive? Maybe they need the military grade weapons to help preserve and conserve our natural resources.

For even more clues, let’s take a look at the USDA's 'Strategic Plan Framework.' "USDA has created a strategic plan to implement its vision.  The framework of this plan depends on these key activities: expanding markets for agricultural products and support international economic development, further developing alternative markets for agricultural products and activities, providing financing needed to help expand job opportunities and improve housing, utilities and infrastructure in rural America, enhancing food safety by taking steps to reduce the prevalence of food borne hazards from farm to table, improving nutrition and health by providing food assistance and nutrition education and promotion, and managing and protecting America’s public and private lands working cooperatively with other levels of government and the private sector.

The last part of that framework tells us what we need to know.  "Managing and protecting America's public and private lands" may indeed require the use of .40 cal submachine guns by USDA agents.  As we saw in Clark County Utah, heavily armed government agents (Bureau of Land Management) were needed to protect public and private lands from a lone cattle rancher. 

Heavily armed government agencies are becoming the norm in today's America.  We learned in 2011 that the U.S. Department of Education can in fact invade your home and hold you at gunpoint.  A man named Kenneth Wright learned this the hard way. Armed federal agents (Dept. of Education) busted down Mr. Wright's door of his California home at six in the morning and held him and his family at gunpoint.

What was Mr. Wright's crime?  The Dept. of Education was investigating his estranged wife's use of federal aid dollars for students...even though she didn't live at the house at the time.  The Dept. of Education and the USDA aren't the only federal agencies that are furnished with SWAT teams and heavily armed agents.

40 federal agencies, which includes at least a dozen agencies not associated with law enforcement, have armed divisions.  As of June 2012, there were 120,000 full-time government agents that were authorized to carry weapons and make arrests.  The Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, the Parks Service are among 24 federal agencies that employ well over 250 armed officers with arrest authority.

The other 16 federal agencies that have less than 250 armed officers include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Library of Congress, the Federal Reserve Board and the National Institute of Health.  As an interesting side-note, the EPA's charter says in part that its mission is to 'protect' the environment and the public.  Sound familiar?

The increasing militarization of local police departments and government agencies should be a wakeup call to the citizens of this country.  The purchase of 1.6 billion rounds of various ammunition by the Dept. of Homeland Security for its many sub-agencies should be a wakeup call as well.  

The armed standoff between the BLM and a cattle rancher in Utah is not the first to involve armed federal agents and a private citizen and it won't be the last.  The Bureau of Land Management has said it wants to seize 90,000 acres of land from Texas and I surmise armed citizens from all over the country will descend to Texas in order to greet the armed BLM agents.    

I wouldn't be surprised if we see armed agents from the Department of Agriculture (brandishing new submachine guns equipped with 30 round magazines) in Texas to help BLM agents 'manage and protect' America's public and private lands.   

USDA Orders Ballistic Body Armor.

A May 7th solicitation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks "the commercial acquisition of ballistic vests, compliant with NIJ 0101.06 for Level IIIA Ballistic Resistance of body armor."


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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Obama Administration Gives $47M to Communist Chinese-Backed 'Green' Energy Company

According to The Washington Times, the Obama administration has awarded a Communist Chinese company $47 million in taxpayer dollars for a wind-farm in New Jersey.  New Jersey officials have rejected the wind-farm project twice, saying it was too risky for ratepayers. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities concluded last month that the Chinese company did not demonstrate financial integrity.

The lack of financial integrity has never stopped Obama from handing out our tax dollars with impunity before. Barack Obama has invested and lost billions in taxpayer dollars in the promotion of green energy companies. The Brookings Institution estimates the federal government will spend over $150 billion from both stimulus and non-stimulus funds on green initiatives in the near future.

As of 2012 there were 23 green energy companies that went bankrupt after receiving taxpayer money and 27 more were on the brink of going bankrupt. Greencorruption.blogspot.com published a detailed list of the green energy companies that have gone bankrupt after receiving taxpayer dollars.  

The list as of 2012:


  1. Solyndra*: Received $535 million DOE loan and $25.1 million in California tax credit. Bankrupt:September 2011
  2. Abound Solar*Received part of a $60 million grant under the Bush administration, and was awarded a $400 million loan under Obama in December of 2010. Abound was awarded a $9.2-million loan from the Export-Import Bank in July 2011. Bankrupt: June 2012
  3. Beacon Power*Received more than $25 million in DOE grants and a DOE loan for $43 million. Bankrupt: October 2011 

  4. A123 Systems*: Received $390 million, of which $249 million of it was a Recovery Act GrantFiled for Bankruptcy October 16, 2012, and two companies are seeking to buy A123; Johnson Controls and the Chinese firm Wanxiang Group Corp.
  5. Amonix*: Received $6 million in federal tax credits a $15.6 million grant from the DOE for research and development. Bankrupt: July 18, 2012 
  6. Azure Dynamics*: Received millions in stimulus funds and over $1.7 million in Michigan state tax credits. Bankrupt: March 27, 2012 ––  HF ADDITION: states $120 million 
  7. Babcock & Brown: Received $178 million in the largest federal (1603) stimulus wind grant in December 2009. Placed into voluntary liquidation: March 13, 2009
  8. Energy Conversion Devices Inc./Uni-Solar: Received a $13.3 million Stimulus tax credit. Bankrupt:February 2011.
  9. Ener1*: Received a $118.5 million DOE Stimulus grant. Bankrupt: January 26, 2011.
  10. Evergreen Solar, Inc.*: Received Stimulus funds, grants, tax-credits, low-interest loans and subsidies. Bankrupt: August 15, 2011 
  11. Konarka Technologies Inc.: Received $20 million in grants from government agencies such as the DOE and the Pentagon. Bankrupt: June 4, 2012.
  12. ADDITION Range Fuels*Range Fuels: $162.25 million in government commitments since 2007, of which $64 million came from a USDA Biofuel loan in 2010 alone, despite financial and technical difficulties, and opposition inside the USDA. 
  13. Raser Technologies: Received $33 million Treasury Department Stimulus grant. Bankrupt: May 2, 2011. 
  14. SpectraWatt*: Received $500,000 grant from the Renewable Energy Lab via the Stimulus. Bankrupt:August 23, 2011
  15. Stirling Energy Systems: Received $7 million from a federal renewable-energy grant and was eligible for nearly $10.5 million in manufacturing September 28, 2011
  16. Thompson River Power LLC: Received $6.5 million in Stimulus funds from Section 1603. Bankrupt:July 2, 2012.
  17. HF ADDITION: Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)in our unconfirmed list
  18. HF ADDITION: Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million); in ourunconfirmed list
  19. HF ADDITION: Nordic Windpower* ($16 million)
  20. HF ADDITION: Satcon ($3 million) As reported by the Heritage Foundation October 18, 2012, "A solar company that got a multi-million-dollar grant from the Department of Energy earlier this year announced Wednesday that it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, making it the second taxpayer-backed green energy company to file for bankruptcy this week." 
  21. HF ADDITION: Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981) ($6 million)in our unconfirmed bankrupt list 
  22. ADDITION, October 23, 2012: Cardinal Fastener & Specialty Co.: Received $480,000 through the Section 48C Advanced Manufacturing Tax Credit Program. During Obama's visit to Cardinal Fastener, he took a "green Recovery Act victory lap," and touted it as means for "Made-In-America Jobs" for Ohio. Yet, just two weeks after the Obama visit, Cardinal laid off 12 percent of its staff, and in June 2011, Cardinal Fastener filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Lastly, in January 2012, Cardinal Fastener was acquired by Germany’s Wurth Group for just $3.9 Million.
  23. HF ADDITION, December 1, 2012: ReVolt Technology is a Portland-based company, which specialized in developing zinc-air flow battery systems. "ReVolt earned its place in the Graveyard when it declared bankruptcy (October 17, 2012), despite the fact it had been offered a whopping $10 million in funds from federal, state, and local governments. The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy offered a $5 million grant in 2010. Oregon matched the federal government’s promise with $5 million worth of loans." 

At a time when we are shrinking our military to pre-WW II levels, President Obama continues to waste our precious tax dollars on failed green energy companies. President Obama is hell-bent on his crusade to replace fossil fuels for green energy alternatives and he doesn't care how much taxpayer money he wastes in the process.     

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