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ARTICLES ABOUT ENDANGERED AND EXTINCT SPECIES.
Thursday, January 25, 2007 | Ray Kraft
Posted on 01/25/2007 9:15:05 AM PST by Matchett-PI
[In his SOTU speech] .. GW proposed to cut US consumption of gasoline by 20% in ten years, as an effort to combat global warming.
This was a stroke of genius, and I couldn’t stop laughing!
So far, nobody seems to have decrypted the code. This has nothing whatsoever to do with global warming.
The US uses about 25% of global oil production now, and about 20% (or less) of CO2 comes from automobiles – more comes from cows (recent news) and the worst culprit is coal used to produce electricity, because the Dems and Greens have a severe case of nucleophobia.
Chopping US gasoline use by 20% will reduce global CO2 emissions by less than 1% – and Chinese and Indian emissions will continue to rise, as their economies expand. There will be no detectable effect on global climate, even if Al Gore thinks there will be. Assuming Al Gore thinks.
BUT – the US imports about 10% of its petrol from OPEC (our largest sources are Canada and Mexico, which is good for Canada and Mexico, and us) and chopping US gasoline use by 20% will reduce US reliance on OPEC oil to – ZERO!
The OPEC guys understand this perfectly, I expect – the US media, as usual, are totally clueless. This was GW’s way of telling OPEC that “your days are numbered,” while, at the same time, tossing a sop to the Dems and Greens in America!
Since the Dems and Greens will see this as GW joining their cause, they don’t understand that this is a backhanded declaration of war on OPEC that will have the effect of putting a lid on oil prices (OPEC profits) beginning immediately, and continuing forever, as long as the Dems cooperate in this environmental endeavor to end Global Warming, or Global Freezing . . . whatever.
“Physicians of the Forest”: A Rhetorical Critique of the Bush Healthy Forest Initiative.
Frightening Quotes from Environmentalists
Environmentalists step up fight to save Seattle waterfront
An Environmentalist’s Crimes Against Reality
“The Forest Service budgetary process rewards forest managers for losing money on environmentally destructive timber sales and penalizes them for making money or doing environmentally beneficial activities,” says Randal O’Toole, a forest economist at the Thoreau Institute in Bandon, Oregon. “Until those incentives are changed, giving the Forest Service more power to sell or thin trees without environmental oversight will only create more problems than it solves.”
“What we want now is nothing short of a revolution. [Censored] that crap you read in Wild Earth or Confessions of an Eco-Warrior. Monkeywrenching is just more than sabotage, and your [Censored] [Censored] right it’s revolutionary. This is Jihad, pal. There are no innocent bystanders, because in these desperate hours, bystanders are not innocent. We’ll broaden our theater of conflict …” – By Mike Roselle, cofounder of Earth First!, the Rainforest Action Network, and the Ted Turner-funded Ruckus Society. Printed in the January 1995 Earth First Journal
“I have a theory. My theory is that every time the Forest Service or some other entity commits an act of destruction of the wild, if every time they plow under another roadless area, or murder a wolf, or mangle and plunder and sack a wild place, if every time they do this I take my anger and place it in a certain compartment inside my brain, than when it becomes time to throw bombs I will be the best bomb thrower, perhaps better than the other bombthrowers. So, I spend my days patiently contriving means to stop the madness which drives the Forest Service and other renegades, and each day I read the mail; perhaps I file anther appeal and then at the end of the day I open up this special compartment inside my brain and I put the anger of some new atrocity in it, in anticipation of the day when I shall need this anger in order to throw bombs. But a new fear has overcome me. I perceive my anger calling me from inside its compartment, I hear the door unlatch from inside, and this new terrible question approaches me: “How will I know when it is time to throw bombs.” – Wild Rockies Review Volume 6, Number 1 1993 – By Earth Firster, Eric Bowers Ryberg also known as Pajama.
“Bo Turner runs the Flying D [Ranch, owned by Ted Turner]. I have several friends that have hunted there and done well. The ranch is huge, surrounded by 6-foot tall electric fence. The fence kills hundreds of big game animals each year that try to get out — and also keeps wolves from getting in. This is common knowledge in Montana.” – Bob Fanning, Pray, Montana. September 20, 2003
For terrorists, strategic victory means instilling fear and, over time, destroying a way of life, extinguishing an enemy civilization.” – Columnist Clifford May (although this was not specifically written about ‘environmental terrorists’ and ‘animal rights’ terrorists, it could and certainly does, pertain to both)
Predators are adaptable. Coyotes, rats and roaches come to mind, none of which is threatened. Carry the thought a bit further; you may find that socialism, Marxism and other ‘social orders’ are akin. – Julie Kay Smithson, August 1, 2002
One person has died following a shooting Tuesday at the CNN Center complex, in what Atlanta police called a “domestic situation,” according to hospital spokeswoman Denise Simpson.
A NEWBORN baby was one of at least 14 children and adults killed today when a suicide bomber detonated a truck laden with explosives close to a primary school in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
The latest massacre of Iraqi children came as 21 Shia market workers were ambushed, bound and shot dead north of the capital.
The victims came from the Baghdad market visited the previous day by John McCain, the US presidential candidate, who said that an American security plan in the capital was starting to show signs of progress.
Referred to in the Peninsula article as “the only Jewish academic in Israel who is vehemently critical of Zionism,” Pappe said the only solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict was the creation of a single state, shared by Jews, Arabs and others. He said that two independent states cannot coexist in “the land of Palestine.”
Europe has eclipsed the US in stock market value for the first time since the first world war in another sign of the slipping of the global dominance of American capital markets.
Europe’s 24 stockmarkets, including Russia and emerging Europe, saw their capitalisation rise to $15,720bn (€11,819bn) at the end of last week, according to Thomson Financial data. That exceeded the $15,640bn market value of the US.
A high-speed French train with a souped-up engine broke the world speed record Tuesday for conventional rail trains, reaching 574.8 kilometres an hour.
The black-and-chrome train with three double-decker cars, named the V150, bettered the previous record of 515.3 km/h, set in 1990 by the French fast train. However, it fell short of the ultimate record set by Japan’s non-conventional magnetically levitated train, which sped to 581 km/h in 2003.
At a news conference shortly after their outing, Mr. McCain, an Arizona Republican, and his three Congressional colleagues described Shorja as a safe, bustling place full of hopeful and warmly welcoming Iraqis — “like a normal outdoor market in Indiana in the summertime,” offered Representative Mike Pence, an Indiana Republican who was a member of the delegation.
But the market that the congressmen said they saw is fundamentally different from the market Iraqis know.
Turning plants such as corn, soybeans and sunflowers into fuel uses much more energy than the resulting ethanol or biodiesel generates, according to a new Cornell University and University of California-Berkeley study.
The 4th Infantry Division headquarters unit from Fort Hood, Texas, will return to Iraq after a little more than seven months at home — the largest break to date from the Army’s goal of giving units a year’s rest after every year deployed. The 1st Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division, based at Ft. Drum, N.Y., will go back to Iraq after just 10 1/2 months at home.
It happens all the time. If the antiwar movement takes on the Democrats for their bitter shortcomings a few liberals are bound to criticize us for not hounding Bush instead. It doesn’t even have to be an election year to get the progressives fired up. They just don’t seem to get it. “How can you attack the Democrats when we have such a bullet-proof administration ruling the roost in Washington,” somebody recently emailed me, “Don’t you have something better to do than write this trash?!”
Will we start WWIII on Friday (Good Friday) the 6th of April?
GAO Report on “Fiscal Stewardship: A Critical Challenge Facing our Nation”
This is a classic, its nice to know a poor country like Mexico can give bigger more expensive rewards for turning in guns than USA does with gift certificates for guns.
Key report to say global warming already happening”
More environmental future-telling?
According to Popular Science, only a handful of people can fly hydrogen-peroxide-powered rocket belts, and Lozano is the only one who does so with a belt he devised and built from scratch. He did so after consulting books from a university library, having seen one rocket belt in action, when he was 7.
Is this not an old invention?
Cheney would have us believe that the way to support the troops is to insert them into a brutal war far from home, bashing down doors, searching civilians, and even firing on them and killing them. In his Orwellian world “support” means not letting anyone say what everyone knows: that the troops have been put in the untenable position of an occupying army. They are not fighting for “our freedom”; they are doing the bidding of politicians bent on shoring up a crumbling empire.
And the UN will be the next one to crumble
You can see exhibits of the special tools they used to enter people’s homes and the tiny bugging devices they installed behind light switches. You can observe a row of yellow cloths, in glass jars, that were used to collect body odor samples by swabbing chairs in kitchens or studies. You can look at rows of old-fashioned tape reels that collected data from bugged phones, and photos of refrigeration trucks that parked in residential areas with surveillance cameras.
You can read copies of some of the many thousands (or millions?) of letters to ordinary people that were opened and copied by Stasi envelope steamers. Keep in mind that all this bugging and transcribing was done with primitive equipment, before the computer or satellite age.
A MUST READ
This financial meltdown will begin running like molten lava in the streets because at some point, the bubble will burst from so much pressure; there can be no other outcome. For those who think it won’t happen in their lifetime, stay glued to the boob tube and fun times, but don’t expect Barak Obama, Hillary, McCain, Kennedy, Lott, Pelosi, Feinstein or Susan Collins to bail your bacon when it hits.
AND DON’T FORGET THE SECOND AMENDMENT!!!
“Talking” CCTV cameras that tell off people dropping litter or committing anti-social behaviour are to be extended to 20 areas across England.
Would it also be possible to order a Big Mac and Fries?
The Association of Iranian Jews here on Sunday renewed its commitment to defend the national interests of Iranians with the advent of the Iranian new year (1386), which the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution declared to be year of “national unity and Islamic solidarity.”
A reminder that under the terms of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty WHICH THE UNITED STATES SIGNED, Iran has the right to build nuclear power plants and to make the fuel rods for them.
CIA and FBI agents hunting for al-Qaida militants in the Horn of Africa have been interrogating terrorism suspects from 19 countries held at secret prisons in Ethiopia, which is notorious for torture and abuse, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.
Interpol issued an international arrest warrant Tuesday for three Israelis accused of training private armies of Colombian drug cartels and right-wing death squads.
Yair Klein, Melnik Ferri and Tzedaka Abraham were being sought on charges of criminal conspiracy and instruction in terrorism and face nearly 11 years in prison if convicted, a spokesman for Colombia’s domestic intelligence agency said, speaking on the condition that he not be identified.
EXPERTS in Germany and Scandinavia are warning of an environmental catastrophe in the Baltic, as thousands of tons of ammunition dumped after the Second World War begin to wash up on shorelines.
Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Tuesday the way was open for diplomatic efforts to secure the release of 15 marines and sailors arrested and detained by Iran, and the next 48 hours would be critical.
Which do you choose? A way of life where you are the master of your destiny, or one where virtually all decisions are made for you by one ruling body or another? It’s the classic struggle facing every human on earth. Freedom or control.
Truth be known, there are many who actually choose control. It makes for a well-ordered society with few surprises. In a controlled society one doesn’t have to make complicated career choices, health care is provided.
On the other hand, there is the chaos of what some call freedom. In such a society, people are fully responsible for their own actions. Untethered individuals throw a monkey wrench into a well-ordered society by inventing new gadgets that make life easier and more productive, but threaten old ways.
“The hell with that,” Captain. “What do we care about so-called ‘rights?’ We have a crime spree. It’s an emergency. Our efforts must not be thwarted by silly notions about rights and Constitutions. Guns are killing people every day. That’s all that matters.”
Lenient rules on buying guns in Florida and firearms transportation are subverting Puerto Rico’s stricter gun laws and fueling a black market for weapons on the island, authorities say.
About 60 percent of the guns seized in Puerto Rico in the past decade came from Florida, according to estimates from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Puerto Rican police linked illegal guns to many of the island’s more than 7,000 murders in the last 10 years.
Snyder said that, “average citizens, as well as community leaders, ought to be able to protect themselves and their families from criminal violence. Since the mid-1970s, residents of the District of Columbia legally have been unable to do this. Yesterday’s decision by the U.S. Appellate Court for the DC Circuit in Parker v. the District of Columbia is a giant step towards rectifying this injustice. We hope it stands as it goes up through the appellate process.
A federal appeals court overturned the District of Columbia’s long-standing handgun ban Friday, rejecting the city’s argument that the Second Amendment right to bear arms applied only to militias.
“Iran says 15 British captives free”
“Iran snubs UK olive branch”
President George Bush last night called for the release of the 15 British sailors and Royal Marines being held by Iran, denouncing their capture as ‘inexcusable behaviour’.
“Pardons reemerge as issue in Clinton run”
Six years ago, the launch of Hillary Clinton’s career in the US Senate was marred by allegations that her brothers had received payments from people pardoned by President Bill Clinton in the waning months of his presidency.
“6 US soldiers killed in Iraq bombings”
“Inspector Lists Computers With Atomic Secrets as Missing”
The office in charge of protecting American technical secrets about nuclear weapons from foreign spies is missing 20 desktop computers, at least 14 of which have been used for classified information, the Energy Department inspector general reported on Friday.
“US jet fighters violate Iran’s airspace: military”
Robert S. Mueller, III”
“…The right wing patriot movement…remains a continuing threat in America today.”
–Congressional Testimony by Robert Mueller, Director FBI before the Senate Committee on Intelligence, February 16, 2005
“OFF ALERT 03/31/07 DC COURT DECISION IN DANGER.”
“JPFO ALERT: THE NEW GHETTO JEWS”
“Ghetto Jew” is a perjorative term used to describe those
Jews who advocated working with the German government
during the Nazi reign. Afraid of “rocking the boat” or
“making things worse”, the ghetto Jews not only did not
resist the increasing oppression, but sometimes even
assisted the Nazi terror by becoming Kapos
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/kapos.html http://tinyurl.com/2wy2xv or serving on the Judenrat (http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Ho
Unfortunately this is common in any time of oppression. The
firearms community, as you will see, has its own ghetto
The FAIR Trade Group is an organization representing the
interests of businesses involved in the legal import and
export of firearms across international boundaries. In July
2001, Executive Director Rob Talley spoke at the United
Nations Conference on Small Arms. His opening words were,
“It is very important that we clarify at the outset that
our membership supports efforts to … restrict the illicit
trade in small arms and light weapons.”
A recent newsletter from FAIR shows that they are
continuing to compromise away YOUR rights. Some of their
– Co-sponsoring a workshop with the US State Department
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) on small
arms export licensing
– Promoting a “more narrow” definition of a small arms
for future UN arms treaties
– “Reaching out” to the State department and “work[ing]
with them to develop a more transparent and certain
export licence approval process and constructive industry
They also express relief that “…as we discussed at the
annual meeting, there was considerable concern that the
budget impasse in Congress would result in a loss of staff
or a freeze in hiring at ATF. Fortunately, funding for the
2007 fiscal year came in above dire projections so the
office is not expected to drop staff as feared.”
More BATFE agents? Oh, goody.
The FAIR Trade Group isn’t alone in its betrayal of
firearms owners. The National Firearms Act Trade and
Collectors Association (www.nfatca.org) proudly annouces
that they regularly meet with the highest officials in the
BATFE to “find a better way to work together.”
Hey, it worked for the Judenrat, right?
Instead of opposing our tyrants — the UN, the BATFE, and
all the other gun-prohibitionists — these agencies are
working WITH them, assisting in their own downfall and
selling us out, all while defensively claiming, “It would
have been worse if we hadn’t!”
At what point does compromise become complicity?
“Pentagon war funds need not urgent: Congress memo”
“U.S. ready to strike Iran in early April – intelligence source -1”
“Turkey readying for spring offensive against PKK”
“Iran raises the hostage stakes”
“A Church and the Second Amendment”
Today Hannity made the statement that we can’t trust the British soldiers’ confessions because they may have been coerced from them. Hannity is the ultimate hypocrite. How any person can be so brain dead that they can’t see his hypocrisy is beyond my comprehension.
“It was not known whether the marine spoke under pressure from his captors, but Summers said in the broadcast “our treatment has been very friendly.””
How do we treat those in Guantanamo?
Iran wants an apology……a diplomatic solution….The British government wants to escalate this to a point that they can justify attacking Iran. Remember what Bush said when the Afghanis wanted to have diplomatic exchange over the Osama problem? Bush said he would NOT talk. He did NOT want a diplomatic solution. He wanted a reason to attack, and talking would have taken that from him.
His jokes might be somewhat funny if people weren’t DIEING!
If time permits watch the video on Mind Control.
And so it is, sadly, with environmentalism. Increasingly it seems facts aren’t necessary, because the tenets of environmentalism are all about belief. It’s about whether you are going to be a sinner, or saved. Whether you are going to be one of the people on the side of salvation, or on the side of doom. Whether you are going to be one of us, or one of them.
Am I exaggerating to make a point? I am afraid not. Because we know a lot more about the world than we did forty or fifty years ago. And what we know now is not so supportive of certain core environmental myths, yet the myths do not die. Let’s examine some of those beliefs.
Good article links here
When you hear the term “Global Warming”, think “Central Planning”. With Global Warming, the Left finally has its best excuse to restrict your lifestyle and take away your freedoms
In the name of “saving the planet,” an international fascist movement has been created with the intention of reducing the world’s population on a scale greater than Hitler dared dream of. Environmentalism is just a new name for the policy of Malthusianism or eugenics, long promoted by the Anglo-Dutch finanical system. The purpose of the fraud known as global warming is to justify the slashing of living standards in the developed world, and to condemn billions in the developing sector to a sub-human life, without access to even so elementary a benefit of modern life as electricity.
Many links here
It is my opinion, based on the material cited below, as well as my years of careful observation (of the news media, not the weather) that the entire “global warming problem” is a hoax. The forces of nature are hundreds of times more powerful than the influence of human activity, so if there is to be any warming or cooling, it will almost certainly be the result of a change in solar activity or other natural phenomena. And whatever the cause, the amount of warming that has occurred is not enough to warrant any action, even if there was action to take.
THE ICE AGE COMETH