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THE NEWS

July 1, 2009

I’m certain I’m not the only one who is interested in the news.  The real news, not just what is presented to us by the propaganda specialists, must be researched.  The deaths of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson and Billy Mays commanded the greatest interest of the American public last week and are continuing to do so this week.

The deaths of these personalities should certainly be recognized for they have all entertained us for a long time.  But there is so much happening in government that will have a tremendous impact on our lives that it’s time to wipe away the tears and prepare for real reasoned crying.

Let’s start off with the 1,500 page American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.  What you were told via the bird cage liners and the nightly liars was that it passed and it will mean “green jobs”, clean air and help lower the temperatures of the world.

What is not being told is that a 98-page report co-authored by EPA Senior Operations Research Analyst, Alan Carlin, was not only not considered in the writing of this humongous bill, it was buried.  Carlin’s report identifies an inverse correlation between atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and increased global temperatures.  According to Carlin, despite the increase in atmospheric CO2, global temperatures have actually declined over the past 11 years.

Because the report did not coincide with the policies of this presidency, an email from his supervisor stated, “I can only see one impact of your comments given where we are in the process, and that would be a very negative impact on our office.”  (Translation – “You arrived at the wrong conclusion”.)

Obama is touting the new efficiency standards for lamps that he says will result in saving consumers up to $4 billion annually over the thirty-year period from 2012 to 2042.  Additionally the new compact fluorescent lights (CFL) will eliminate the need for up to fourteen coal-fired plants.

What is not being reported is the obvious loss of thousands of jobs at the power plants.  Also not discussed is that this move will actually create a few new jobs.  Yes new jobs will be mandated at every commercial facility where the new lighting devices are installed because they will have to train and hire hazardous material handlers.  The EPA safety procedure pamphlet for CFL breakage includes evacuating people and pets from the area immediately for not less than 15 minutes,  (How will that fit in with your work day?) cautions against skin contact with the broken pieces, inhalation of the dust particles and states that a vacuum is not to be used for clean up.  Home use requires the same procedures, but you can do the clean up yourself if you have a HazMat suit.

The bulbs will have to be manufactured out of the country because the component materials (primarily mercury) are too toxic for average American workers to handle.  Worker Compensation insurance would skyrocket for all employees in any manufacturing facility making it impossible to overcome the cost and maintain a reasonable market price for the product.

Other items that you may not have heard in this bill are the provision that all new homes and commercial buildings must have a place to plug-in an electric-hybrid vehicle and that mortgage rates will now be dependent on the number and type of energy efficiency appliances housed within.

Beyond the unstated truth about the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 that you may have missed out on might be the universal health insurance program.  Deep within this pet project of your president, that is being so adamantly heralded, is a provision covering illegal alien immigrants.   This clause is not even whispered among Democrats in Washington much less reported by your local station or newspaper. It is the immigrants who constitute the largest group of people without health insurance.  Thirty-four percent of all immigrants collectively fall into this group, but among illegal immigrants and their offspring, that number is in excess of 70%.

You probably also missed the request by President Obama for National Guard volunteers to assist the Border Patrol with surveillance and intelligence analysis.  This program will last no longer than one year.

What’s not being said, even if you did hear about it, is that the Guard will not be able to detain individuals or deter trafficking of humans or drugs.   I think they will be there simply to record the number of people entering the country and convey the tally to ACORN for a more accurate census count.

No need to watch the news today, I already have and here is the headline story from ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, MSNBC and CNN:  From the L.A. coroner’s office, MICHAEL JACKSON – STILL DEAD!

*BREAKING NEWS – Michael Jackson’s long awaited and highly anticipated “This Is It” fifty venue concert tour has been cancelled until further notice, all fifty appearances.  The anonymous spokesperson would not comment further, leading reporters to speculate the cancellations could be related to recent health issues surrounding the popular singer/entertainer.  More to follow as we get updates…

H.R. 2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009

June 28, 2009

Late last Friday night America sat weepingly glued to the one-eyed monster reviewing the life of Michael Jackson, decade-by-decade, over and over on channel after channel.  Hoping no one would notice, the House of Representatives chose to take advantage of the situation by pushing through a bill that will further undo our industrialized nation.  This is another “bandwagon” bill that very few of our Representatives even bothered to read (once again).  Since many of them are personally very heavily invested in renewable energy companies, it’s not necessary to actually know all the ins and outs of how their money will grow.  They just know that the passage of this bill is a must for their investments.

There’s a reason why legislation is called a “Bill” as it passes through Congress.  The Congressional Budget Office estimates this one will cost $175 a year per household.  And a yet undefined amount of the allocation will be to pay other countries ‘not to cut down trees or clear vegetation’.  Did you pay attention to that last statement? This is your money going across continents and overseas to help line the pockets of Congress.

One hundred and seventy-five dollars per year per household is only a start.  With the passage of this bill in the Senate, and the signing into law by a man who may or may not have the authority to actually do so, more American jobs will be lost.  It has already happened in Europe.  Environmentalists and economists are in agreement that the passage of this bill will cost American jobs.  The only question is, “How many?”   The estimates range from 1.75 – 3.2 jobs will be lost for every green job created.  So we are left with fewer jobs and a greater financial burden.

The “inconvenient truth” is that the average global temperature has flat-lined since 2001.  Yes, there has been an increase in CO2 emissions but this bill was originally written under the scare tactic that global warming was going to devastate the earth.  Now there’s speculation about global cooling in the near future.  Even environmentalists question if this massive spending will actually do anything to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Here again we have a situation where Congress is going to force businesses out of the country.  It will force businesses out by making it no longer profitable to operate here.  The jobs will go to countries that have no standards for the environment or human rights.  Those countries will only increase greenhouse emissions, paving the way for our legislative branch to impose more stringent standards on you and me.

I personally like the way they added “And Security Act” to the title.  It makes it more palatable to the uninformed sheeple of America who are staying tuned to ABC news so they don’t miss the next celebrity death.

Coming soon to your automobile purchase and/or registration will be a “dark color” surcharge.