Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Roundup of news from across the nation…

In “liberal” Maryland, the House of Delegates voted 120-13 on HB 739 which cuts taxes for the wealthiest 3% in the state. Not only is this ironic because it’s a move that Democrats typically bash Republicans for but the previous day the state revealed that it’s in a massive budget predicament and is looking to cut $300 million from teacher’s and state employee’s pensions.

Arkansas judge states “Sluts are just whores in training” and other ‘nice’ pearls of wisdom:

A woman’s actions to live “off the grid” declared illegal by judge:

Since American Live Wire started as a part of Enigma Underground Radio… posting a bit of music. Give this one a listen and support the message!



Leaders of the world will meet next month at a global conference in Copenhagen to sign a treaty concerning the controversial climate change issue. Developing countries around the world are accusing the United States of not doing enough to prevent greenhouse gases from being emitted and are seeking a world tax to be placed upon America for its usage. In many eyes of those countries this tax would be a type of reparation for the United States growing rich while using “cheap fuel.”

U.S. Lawmakers have already come under heavy scrutiny for the energy bill that narrowly passed the House in June, a measure that would raise energy rates. Said Jim Imhofe (R-OK), “This is not an energy bill. This is a cap-and-trade bill. This is a huge tax increase.”

With the world now in a cooling trend, people are becoming skeptical about the global warming coverage of recent years that has now been renamed “climate change.” Opponents of the theory, including many scientists, have urged for years that the temperatures of the planets work in a cyclical nature and have more to do with the sun and oceanic thermal venting than emissions produced by humans. Some data even suggests that to prevent a one degree warming of the planet via carbon dioxide emissions we’d have to stop all current emissions for more than 30 years.

With this sort of controversy over the validity of the issue, trying to pass legislation on the matter is becoming harder for lawmakers. Putting it into the hands of world powers becomes increasingly uneasy.

Wording in the current draft of the Framework Convention on Climate Change sets up a world government entity that, “will be ruled by the [Conference of the Parties] with the support of a new subsidiary body on adaptation, and of an Executive Board responsible for the management of the new funds and the related facilitative processes and bodies.”

This is worrisome wording for those that are concerned about the country’s sovereignty and fear that interests of the United States will come under the control of other world powers. While that may be the long-term controversy, the short-term issue remains a monetary one.

Stated Ben Lieberman, senior policy analyst for energy and environment of the Heritage Foundation, “The developing world especially wants hundreds of billions of dollars per year. The developed world is offering up tens of billions. So there’s a big gap that hasn’t been narrowed there in terms of being able to come up with an agreement in Copenhagen.”

For more info: Divisions Remain Ahead of Climate Change Conference in Denmark, Lord Moncton’s Warning to America, Inconvenient Alarm, Draft of Copenhagen Treaty

Maybe I’ll start using the Van Jones defense when it comes to all my legal paperwork: “Just because I signed it doesn’t mean I agree with it.”

If you haven’t yet caught it, “Special Advisor” (Czar) for Green Jobs Van Jones signed a 9/11 Truther petition in 2004 which sought a congressional hearing and investigation into the September 11, 2001, attacks claiming that the president George W. Bush deliberately allowed the attacks to happen. Van Jones is the 46th signature on this petition.

In a statement released this evening, Van Jones claimed, “the petition that was circulated today, I do not agree with this statement and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever.”

Sure, that makes sense. He didn’t agree with it so he signed it?

I have an idea, the next time a credit card company tries to raise your interest rate because you signed that they had the right to do so, claim the Van Jones defense. “I’m sorry, <insert least favorite credit card company here>, but I don’t agree with that even though I signed it, so you can’t change my rate.”

Van Jones still has yet to address his communist background, his crusade to free convicted communist cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, his assertations that “the white environmentalists are essentially steering poison into the people of color communities,” his assertations about the “people who come here from all around the world who we’re willing to have out in the field, with poison being sprayed on them, poison being sprayed on them because we have the wrong agricultural system,” and his mantra that we need a whole new political system. However, I will give him one bit of credit… he did apologize for calling Republicans “a – – holes.”

From the world of private investigator Chase Michael DeBarlo:

Tanner’s Bar and Grille thundered with the thick groove of StoneWater’s heavy rhythm. The band was playing the second of a three night stint in Fallsbury and I was enjoying every moment as I leaned back in the rear corner booth.

The ambience was disrupted when Dennis Frohman slid into the seat before me. “Chase Michael DeBarlo, what a fine night, don’t ya think?”

I frowned. “It was.”

“Come on! You’ve got great music, great drinks, great women all around. What couldn’t you like?”

I permitted a resounding chorus of “Hero” pass around us, then I shrugged. “You seem chipper tonight.”

“Heck, yeah. I should be. I just finished this great deal that you’ll never believe.”

“I’m sure.”

“Yeah, so I bought this brand new yellow Camaro of this guy and I had it for about two weeks, ya know cruising around, doing my thing. Well, I run into this streak of bad luck and lost a few matches down at Lucky’s. Well, I can’t quite make the deal on the Camaro anymore which, you know, really sucks, but I returned it to the guy anyway. He says, ‘Hey, wait a minute, I got a signed contract.’ And so I tell him, ‘Hey, sorry, man, but I didn’t really agree with the whole deal anyway so here’s your car back!’ I got two weeks of a new Camaro, and a whole lot of fun to go with it, bro, for like nothin’ but gas money!”

I stared blankly at Dennis. “So tell me, was this guy about a medium build with short brown hair and a receding hair line?”

His eyes widened. “Yeah! Did you just do like a whole Sherlock Holmes thing on me?”

“No, but I figured the guy standing behind you was glaring at us for some reason. Seems he brought a couple bigger friends, too.”

Dennis bolted out of the seat and made for the rear of the building with the three men scrambling to catch up.

Hold your breath. Seriously.

In a move that would bypass legislation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is on the verge of declaring carbon dioxide and five other emissions dangerous pollutants. Should this happen, the federal government would then be required to impose regulations on those emissions per the Clean Air Act.

Trapped under the umbrella of climate change, the current administration would be free to impose the emission regulations they want without legislation, but they are faced with a challenging dilemma. Humans expel carbon dioxide when they breathe. How does a government regulate that? Furthermore, methane, another emission on the dangerous pollutant list, is expelled by gassy cows. How is the government supposed to regulate that?

While those kinds of regulations may seem a bit far-fetched, what this EPA decision does do is free up the administration from having to pass “cap-and-trade” legislation and can implement it directly by using the Clean Air Act loophole. With cap-and-trade, President Obama has already promised that energy bills would sky-rocket.

Sort of makes me want to expel like a gassy cow.

Questions: How does a government regulate emissions of its own people and livestock? Is this just a loophole to get cap-and-trade passed via the Clean Air Act?