"Brain washing our children to “go green” to save the planet, installing smart meters, reducing the carbon footprint, re-setting our lifestyles to pre-industrial age, driving dangerous tin cans, expensive electric cars that must be re-charged with electricity generated by coal or oil, living a miserable life while the elites continue polluting shamelessly is just a con. Humans are not responsible for climate change; nobody can definitively say and scientifically prove that it is so. Climate changes everywhere as part of the earth’s cycle, in response to solar flares, and volcanic eruptions on land and in water, to name just a few variables.
A teenager tried to sell me a pair of tennis shoes on the virtues that they biodegrade in the landfill and that should make me feel better for purchasing them. I see this type of indoctrination of our youth into the religion of Gaia all the time. It is our government and our school system who have brainwashed everyone into going green."
No, not everyone has been conned into going green.
There are some things we do here at Schloss Homer like recycle, weatherize the house since it was built in 1970 and basically had zero insulation, conserve water (duh, we live in the high desert) and a few other things. Our property has been planted with only drought tolerant perennials that also can usually survive a cold, harsh winter with occasional below zero temperatures, you get the picture.
Go green? Not going to happen here or with me. I refuse to to use the CFL's as they generally suck, are made in china and we prefer those evil incandescent light bulbs. I have a large stash of these evil, outdated bulbs and am always buying more. Kind of like guns and ammunition, never can have enough.Want to be green? Move to Bend, Eugene or gaga, Portland. You will have to buy a Prius before you can move to the last two trash heaps of radical environmentalism.
We installed a wood stove to ensure we have a source of heat, one that we can cook and bake with, that is not dependent of the very fickle power grind here in Central POORegon.
The wind can blow here 24/7 and has knocked down our cedar fence three times since 2004, snapped perfectly solid posts and ripped fence boards out like they are just a loose deck of cards. These are usually the type of winds that blow in right off the Cascade mountains in a line from the west/southwest, eerily similar to the winds that much of the mid Atlantic states are STILL recovering from. We lose power here even when the weather is perfect. If the aging power lines that are strung across vast wide open, remote areas fail in the best of weather what would happen in a major weather event, a cyber attack of some sort or say an EMP attack?
"If Mother Nature created such havoc with straight-line winds that unprecedented federal assistance was necessary, what would happen if a hurricane hit or a Trojan virus attacked the Smart Grid?
Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal said in his column, “sweltering in the dark is a glimpse into America’s future if the “greens” have their way. Electrical power is the central nervous system of our modern economy. Yet every initiative by green groups is focused on reducing our access to electrical power.” (When the Moore Family Lost Power, WSJ, July 4, 2012)"
And what about those so called 'smart meters' that many utilities and government agencies are forcing Americans to install? Do some research and you will find that these meters are truly evil and can lead to an invasion of your home and privacy. There is now plenty of factual evidence that these meters are a every weak link when used and tied into the internet. If they try to hang a smart meter on our home it will not happen. No one is going to force us to use some meter that allows the utility company to shut off our power or adjust MY thermostat inside MY home when it is very hot or very cold out.
The people and organizations who are pushing this green agenda are the same ones who killed the timber and fishing industries here in the Northwest and elsewhere. They are the same radical environazis who want us all to live in cluster housing complexes and take away our private property so it can be 'restored' back to it's natural state. The same jerks who I think are mostly responsible for catastrophic wild fires now ravaging our Republic. Idiots who think that more government regulations and intrusions are in our best interest. Fools who think wind power is a viable option or who want us all in electric cars and every fossil fuel banned forever.
Just a couple of problems with that last paragraph. Electric cars for all? OK, where is the electricity going to come from, china? While this administration is out to kill any and all fossil fuels, the rest of the world including europistan is going BACK to coal and fossil fuels. What about when the power grid and all those not so 'smart meters' fail from an attack or natural disaster? This will happen and sooner than we realize.
This brings me to the point of all I have stated, the article below. It is bit on the long side so to read the entire article just click on the link..
From Canada Free Press
As CFP states it so well: BECAUSE WITHOUT AMERICA THERE IS NO FREE WORLD!
As CFP states it so well: BECAUSE WITHOUT AMERICA THERE IS NO FREE WORLD!
Newt Gingrich tweeted about the recent 60 mph straight-line winds in our nation’s capital, suburbs and neighboring states. “Friend and coauthor Bill Forstchen notes Washington-Baltimore blackout mild taste of what an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) attack would do. Forstchen’s novel, One Second After, is an amazingly vivid story of small town’s struggles after all electricity has been destroyed by EMP.” (Daniel Halper, the weekly Standard, July 2, 2012)
Since utilities in Ohio, Virginia, and Maryland described damage to their power grids as catastrophic, it was painfully evident that nobody was or is prepared for a potential disaster from a powerful storm, much less a solar flare, cyber-attack, or an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP).
To handle the demand, utilities brought crews from out of state to work on the power grid. A quite common occurrence, straight-line winds brought down trees and the nation’s capital to its knees. The D.C. “Department of Transportation reported that 69 trees had fallen on public space, although not in roadways.” Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland Democrat, said, “In terms of federal assistance, this is unprecedented. We will have to look at how to do that.”(The Washington Times, July 1, 2012)
If Mother Nature created such havoc with straight-line winds that unprecedented federal assistance was necessary, what would happen if a hurricane hit or a Trojan virus attacked the Smart Grid?
Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal said in his column, “sweltering in the dark is a glimpse into America’s future if the “greens” have their way. Electrical power is the central nervous system of our modern economy. Yet every initiative by green groups is focused on reducing our access to electrical power.” (When the Moore Family Lost Power, WSJ, July 4, 2012)
Clean and renewable energy, like wind and solar, only provide 3 % of our electricity, far short of powering the largest economy on earth. After billions of dollars of subsidies in solar and wind energy, companies are still going bankrupt, long after Solyndra LLC’s demise. The excuse is that they cannot compete against the Chinese. Recently, Abound Solar Inc. of Loveland, Colorado, suspended operations and sought bankruptcy in Wilmington, Delaware, after receiving $400 million in Department of Energy loan guarantees.
Chuck Neubauer said that Nevada Geothermal Power, with a $98.5 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration, had financial problems (substantial debt and not enough cash generated from its operations) and the auditors were wondering whether it could stay in business.
What most people have avoided discussing is the fact that the power grid is very vulnerable to disruptions and “catastrophic failure,” particularly the Smart Grid. Currently, not everyone is attached to the Smart Grid because the Smart Meters installation has not been completed.
Some citizens who know what Smart Meters are and do, reject them on the basis of intrusion into their lives without a search warrant; health issues from constant radiation, and loss of control to the power company to shut off electricity during peaks of consumption, usually very hot and very cold days.
The touted Smart Grid was supposed to avoid devastating effects from 60 mph straight-line winds. We have heard arguments that the old, patchwork system must be replaced in order to re-route electricity in case of localized failure and downed power lines. The reality is that areas heavily attached to Smart Meters suffered the worst. Power lines and telephone lines run on the same pole. If a pole is knocked down, power goes out, but phone landlines are still operational. Some areas have buried their electrical cables, protecting them from downed trees.
According to Mike Adams, NatureNews editor, without electricity, acquiring food and water becomes a real problem in a major city. People are not prepared and expect to depend on 911 (it failed for 48 hours in Virginia), on fragile cell phone technology, and on the Internet. A national grid-down scenario would leave everyone destitute since there will be no neighbors to come to anybody’s rescue. Experts predict that repairs would take years to complete or would not be possible at all in an EMP event.
Read the complete article here.
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