2014 US Climate Report (is a Big Fat Lie)

al-gore-global-warming-hoax1-455x390Obama: “The debate [over climate change] is settled.”

That statement should be the “lie of the year,” and yet no one challenges the lie for fear of ridicule.  We all want a safer, cleaner, more vibrant planet to live in but not at the expense of common sense and reason.

The debate is far from over.  Freedom of speech is precious.  Paid for by the blood of hundreds of thousands of brave fighting men and women and a country of people who believe in truly democratic society, freedom is priceless.  Unfortunately freedom of speech has been compromised and severely curtailed due to lack of media coverage and unfair public commentary from over-zealous celebrity sound bites.  Their man-made climate change agenda (claims) paid for by influence peddlers.

Real people look up to people they have invited into their hearts and into their living rooms. The media outlets represent a modern-day, overwhelmingly effective form of communication and persuasion.  For this reason, as a person of influence, the mainstream media and celebrities should hold themselves to a higher standard, both in temperament and by example.  As people of influence and public figures, they’re responsible for their words and their actions in public.  For that very reason, there should be a real debate over the science of global warming, not a simple consensus of like minded liberals, the mainstream media and the Obama Administration and EPA.  News Flash! Man-made climate change is not settled!   Read more below…

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Driving to work on Thursday, I heard NCDC announce that 2014 was hotter than normal in the US for the 18th consecutive year, and that it was an extreme climate year.

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State of the Climate | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

This is nonsense. Before data tampering, the US was below normal, as were four of the last seven years.

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In order to create their fake US temperature graph, they massively alter the data

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Including completely fabricating 30% of the monthly data, which they say is missing.

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The net result of their tampering is to create a warming trend which does not exist in the data – as seen in the animation below.

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More than two thirds of the states were below normal temperature. West Virginia was 2C below normal.

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Current Climate Summary Maps – Powered by ACIS – High Plains Regional Climate Center

The ratio of record lows to…

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ROMNEY to OBAMA in 2012 Presidential debate: “you don’t just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers”

ROMNEY to OBAMA in 2012 Presidential debate: “…you don’t just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers…”

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Romney said i n the debate, “And in one year you provided $90 billion in breaks to the green energy world. Now, I like green energy as well, but that’s about 50 year’s worth of what oil and gas receives and you say Exxon Mobil, actually this $2.8 billion goes to small companies, to drilling operators and so forth. If we get the tax rate from 35% to 25%, why that $2.8 billion is on the table.  Of course it’s on the table. That’s probably not going to survive to get the rate down to 25% but don’t forget, you put $90 billion, like 50 years worth of breaks into solar and wind to solar and wind, to Solyndra and Fisker and Tesla and I had a friend who said you don’t just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers. This is not the kind of policy you want to have to get America energy secure.

While the Obama Administration’s Eric Holder and the DOJ is investigating an illegal $20,000 contribution by Dinesh D’Souza, fierce critic of the President, who has been indicted the Justice Department, you might wonder why the DOJ doesn’t investigate how millions in green energy money got funneled back into Obama’s reelection campaign?

President Obama’s taxpayer-funded trillion-dollar spending spree –– spent over $90 billion earmarked for clean energy.

Harry Reid “led the passage of the $814 billion stimulus bill and worked to include the loan guarantee program to help finance clean-energy projects.

Now the Obama Administration Is Taking Another GO at the FAILED Program That Funded Solyndra.  This must be stopped!

Here is Obama’s GREENTECH FAIL list WHICH HAS LAID WASTE ON TAXPAYER DOLLARS!!!

37. NEW – With the news of another tragic FAIL, Abengoa which received a $1.4 billion loan guarantee in 2010 to build one of the world’s largest parabolic trough solar plants near Phoenix, Ariz.  The following year it received another $1.2 billion in loan guarantees to build another solar plant in California’s Mojave Desert.  The following year it received another $1.2 billion in loan guarantees to build another solar plant in California’s Mojave Desert.

36. NEW – Smith Electric Vehicles – Despite $32 million in federal stimulus funds and status as one of Obama’s favorite “green” companies, the firm has halted production, having built just 439 of the promised 510 vehicles.  Bright Automotive (electric delivery vans)Carbon Motors (clean diesel-powered police cars)Aptera Motors (three-wheeled electric cars)Coda Automotive (inexpensive electric sedans), all bankrupt or near bankruptcy, applied for Government funds but didn’t win the lottery.  Tesla Motors, on the other hand has met with growing success.

35. Ecotality, an electric car charger maker, who won a $99.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy four years ago filed for bankruptcy.

34.  GreenTech Automotive is owned by Capital Wealth Holdings, an investment company incorporated in the tax haven, the British Virgin Islands.  GreenTech president and Chinese businessman, Charles Wang, owns the investment company.  Wang is an expert on the EB-5 visa program and has coached other U.S. companies on how to effectively make use of it.  Virginia Governor, Terry McAuliffe is involved in electric car company.  The U.S. Securities and Exchange commission currently is investigating GreenTech’s use of the federal EB-5 visa-investor program, which raises funds from foreign nationals in exchange for U.S. green cards.

33. A $50-million loan previously award to Vehicle Production Group LLC (VPG)through the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program (ATVMP) has gone unpaid. VPG, a maker of compressed natural gas-powered wheelchair-accessible vans, shut its doors in May after running out of cash.

32. SoloPower, the startup pitched as the most innovative player in Oregon solar manufacturing, will suspend its Portland operations.  State officials, too, were working to get in touch with the company, which has received a $10 million loan and a $20 million tax credit.  It also is in line for a $197 million federal loan, meant to help fund later stages of growth.

31. Rentech Incorporated For most of its 33-year history, Rentech Inc. tried to make money on green fuel development. But like its plans to sell synthetic diesel to major airlines in 2009, those efforts never really left the ground.  Rentech received $23 million from the DOE for a Colorado refinery turn wood into fuel.

30. SunTech Power, a China owned solar company struggling from a downturn in photovoltaic solar panels, benefited from a combined $84 million in Energy Department tax credits.

29. SolarWorld, a German company received more than $100 million in state and local tax incentives – only to see companies like SolarWorld in Hillsboro and SoloPower in Portland struggle in the wake of fierce competition, especially from Chinese companies. Source: Oregon bet big on this emerging technology

28. VESTAS, A Danish wind turbine company whose subsidiaries received over $50 million in U.S. stimulus dollars. Vestas also reported a net loss of 62 million euros, or $83 million, for the second quarter, compared with a loss of 8 million euros in last year’s comparable period. Revenue declined to 1.2 billion euros, compared with 1.6 billion euros a year earlier.

27. COMPACT POWER Plant that received $150M in taxpayer money to make Volt batteries furloughs workers.

26. CH2M HILL, is embroiled in atime card fraud scheme that took place between 1999 and 2008 when CH2M was servicing a DOE contract worth $2.2 billion, and at the beginning of 2013, it was discovered that CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) “provided inaccurate cost data to support a multi-billion-dollar federal nuclear waste cleanup contract, “reported the Washington Free Beacon. Despite their history of legal and workplace safety violations, in 2009 an additional $1.3 billion was awarded to a different CH2M subsidiary to go toward the Hanford cleanup.

25. Bankrupt Amonix.

24. Bankrupt Babcock & Brown.

23. Bankrupt A123 Systems.

22. Bankrupt EASTERN ENERGY

21.Near Bankrupt 5N Plus The State of Wisconsin handed over $500 thousand to a Canadian company to open a solar panel recycling plant near De Forest.

20. BANKRUPT Fisker Automotive–was awarded a $529 million loan under an Obama admin program designed to spur production of advanced tech.  Fisker drew about $193 million of the Energy Department loan to engineer its Karma luxury plug-in hybrid. AL GORE!  Now the Chinese benefit from our hard earned taxpayer dollars!!!

19. BRIGHTSOURCE — President John F. Kennedy’s nephew, Robert Kennedy, Jr., netted a $1.4 billion bailout for his company.

18. Bankrupt Solar Trust for America.

17. Bankrupt Energy Conversion Devices.

16. Bankrupt Raser Technologies.

15. Bankrupt First Solar – of course GE’s in the mix.

14. Bankrupt NEVADA N.G.P.

13. ENN Mojave Energy LLC – linked to Harry Reid,

12. Bankrupt Ener1—

11. Tonopah Solar – linked to Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Crescent Dunes

These 10 failed projects ALONE, cost $3.4 billion in taxpayer funds AND COUNTING!

10. Bankrupt SolarReserve,

9. Bankrupt Beacon Power,

8. Bankrupt Geo Thermal,

7. Bankrupt Sempra Energy

6. Bankrupt Evergreen Solar, Inc.

5. Bankrupt SpectraWatt

4. Bankrupt the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project.

3. Bankrupt Abound Solar of Loveland, Co. $400 million from Obama

2. Bankrupt SunPower: Twice As Bad As Solyndra.

1. Bankrupt SOLYNDRA

Families will have less disposable income as they spend more to light and heat their homes, with seniors, families on fixed incomes and lower-income Americans being hit the hardest.

NOTE:  I agree much needs to be done (more practical examples abound, like passive shading) regarding pollution and the reduction of CO2 emissions but this post  is about pure politics, corruption and an abusive waste of taxpayer money.  I am not a climate change denier so don’t report me to the good professor.  I still do believe the jury is out on the all the reasons climate change advocates attribute to climate change.  Rather than panic and spend billions MORE of taxpayer dollars on failed Greentech technology, I believe in a pragmatic, limited government approach, such as that espoused by Bjørn Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It, to lower CO2 emissions.  I believe existing and new technology such as driverless cars will do much more to reduce emissions than government backed wind and solar.  Let the private sector do it’s job, which is to innovate, create jobs and grow the economy.  Let government get out of the way.

Obama’s War on Coal – You Need to Create Two Jobs for Every One Job Obama Eliminates

raked-over-coalThe war on coal is in full steam with the latest EPA regulations that went into effect. This Bloomberg story talks about how sneaky the Obama administration is. Here’s a little background.

Because of the carbon tax levied on power plants that burn coal and the over drilling of the Marcellus Shale, natural gas became a cheaper alternative for power plants to create electricity. In February of this year natural gas prices spiked and power plants started to burn coal again because it was cheaper. The Obama administration raised the carbon tax very quietly by 60%, making natural gas with its elevated price once again the cheapest source.

The Bloomberg article details how it was done by slipping it in with some new air conditioning regulations so they wouldn’t take any heat over it. I might remind you Bloomberg is a raging liberal, and even his publication is crying foul. Coal doesn’t have a chance with an administration that simply raises the fine for burning coal every time coal becomes a cheaper solution. It truly is a war on coal. The next war will be on natural gas after they destroy the coal industry.

The human toll is something that’s not being reported anywhere. The average pay in the coal industry is $68,000 per employee. That’s not just miners, that’s secretaries, clerks, etc…  Extremely high paying jobs that are being eliminated 300 – 500 at a time. The last mine to close in WV laid off 504 employees that averaged this pay. When you see the Obama administration tout the jobs they’re creating, those jobs have average pay around $35,000 annually.

That’s one reason our economy is stuck, you need to create two jobs for every one job Obama eliminates. And that would only keep us even. For growth you need 3 jobs at the Obama pay rate to replace one good job in the coal fields. When you live in WV you can easily see the problem with Obama’s so called jobs plan.

Obama claims, repeatedly, ad nauseum, he is trying to save the middle class, while his war on coal is proof, he is busy wiping out the middle class and increasing middle class dependency on big government.

And by the way, most of these people who were making $68,000 a year have high school educations only. Their average age is around 45. Where will they find similar jobs? There aren’t any coal mines in cities the size of Tampa. These people live in rural areas of KY and West Virginia mostly. Why don’t they move you ask? How will they sell their homes? 500 of the richest people in a coal mining community of 5000 lose their job on the same day and put their houses on the market. With that glut of homes how could they get a fair price even if the could find a buyer?

Who would hire a 50 year old with a high school education with only mining on his resume? Couldn’t they retire you ask? Many of the coal companies laid them off because they’re filing bankruptcy. Even those who were retired from a coal company had a federal judge uphold the coal company could cut their pensions by 70% and end their health care. In short, THESE PEOPLE ARE SCREWED!

A statement from the West Virginia Coal Mining Association, “The Administration’s “War on Coal” has been waged with a barrage of ill-conceived administrative actions, litigation and regulatory actions such as EPA’s Spruce mine retroactive veto, the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation’s totally unnecessary efforts to rewrite of the stream buffer zone rule, the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s ill-conceived and scientifically baseless regulatory changes and EPA’s regulatory “train wreck.” The “War on Coal” is not rhetoric. It is real, and it is killing us.”

And finally the irony of it all. Without exception most of these miners are Democrats and supported Obama in the 2008 election. Even after he turned on them, the UMWA labor union still supported him lock, stock and barrel in the 2012 election. Romney came to WV and held a rally and told the miners, if he were elected he’d restructure the EPA and have them back to work in 100 days. They still supported Obama. There is a saying about folks like that. If God didn’t want them shorn, he wouldn’t have made them sheep. Obama was very blunt in 2007 when he said, you can build a power plant that burns coal but we’ll bankrupt you. For once, he is a man of his word.

NOTE: Nearly 300 coal-fired power units nationwide have closed or will be retired this year. Other plants have switched to natural gas. A total of eighteen (18) coal-fired units in West Virginia have announced their plans to close.  It is estimated that each unit accounts for approximately 100 full-time positions, thus the total number of jobs impacted in West Virginia by these closures is approximately 1,800 additional jobs.  Across the Appalachian region, the damage is even worse, with approximately 10,000 direct mining jobs lost and another 40,000 indirect jobs lost.  The net effect is the removal of $719 million from West Virginia’s economy and a $2.05 billion loss from the region.  These are real dollars that have been lost, impacting every family and business in their area.

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