Lighthouse Report: Fuel Prices Dropping – June 2012

In a testament to the reason why fuel prices get too high, recent drop in fuel at the pump is because:
A decline in imported crude oil
Surge in refinery output

Which demonstrates that the United States must become self sufficient in producing our own crude oil and refineries need either an overhaul to meet the demand or build a new one (or two). In addition, fuel tax must have a percentage cap, lowered to the average percentage of state sales tax and remain fixed. Government – local, state, and federal; must attend to their budget, reduce cost of government rather than continually increase the tax burden upon its citizens and unfairly upon businesses that help the economy and keep unemployment down to the least amount possible.

That can only happen if our government is less intrusive and oil companies change their outlook and practices that cause fuel prices to climb (and remain) drastically.
High fuel costs is the major cause of inflation, for fuel costs that remain high are absorbed into the economic system, which in turn raises prices of food and other essential products; making it difficult for employers to meet the cost-of-living index when it comes to wages and salaries.
And, as a side note:
If the Obama administration thinks this is going to convince the American people that he has performed his job adequately, efficiently, justly, and in accordance with campaign promises in his bid for reelection – he is living in a bubble, like anyone who would believe such propaganda. I am sure that this will be an item to make Obama and company in Congress to look good, in a political attempt to ensure that Americans forget their transgressions.
 

Progressives and RINOs

Charles Dharapak/Pool/AP Photo
A photo (left) taken recently of Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State a the G20 Summit 2012, shows Hillary sitting amidst people dressed in white, while she is wearing green – making fun of her attire (ABC blog). But that isn’t what caught my eye, for I am not a part of society’s “clothing police” – people should choose whatever clothing suits their fancy – it was the fact that she was wearing a green version of the Mao look, the godfather of communist China that struck me as befitting for a woman of her ideology.
Jonah Goldberg wrote a book entitled Liberal Fascismthat describes the racist roots of political left that referred to themselves as “liberal” and thus the term. Hillary Clinton has been one of the major players in the Democratic Party for some time now. She was the daughter in a family of traditional Republicans and in her early interest in law and politics this was her chosen avenue. Then she moved over into the company of anti-war protesters and met Bill Clinton that would end up the most infamous convenience marriage of the century. It was Hillary and her cohorts that encouraged changing the name of “liberal” a word with a different meaning than the actual description of what has become of the Democrat(ic) Party of the late 20thand early 21stcentury to proudly calling themselves “Progressive”. 

As Derek Hunterwrote in his column:

Their name has changed, but their objectives have not. They want an all-powerful government with the individual subjected to its will and whims. … Remember the Bush years … when the president went to Congress and got approval for military action against Afghanistan and Iraq? Ever wonder, then, where the anti-war movement went, and why, after Obama’s surge in Afghanistan and bombing of Libya, there wasn’t a massive rally on the National Mall? Did those fervent anti-war protesters suddenly decided to “give war a chance”? And where is former MSNBC staple Cindy Sheehan now? Or Code Pink? When was the last time you saw them on TV? We’re still at war; only nobody is protesting it anymore. That’s because it never was about war. It was about damaging a political opponent. Their guy is running things now. And he’s in trouble.
That is because the American political left has taken on the attitude of “do as I say, not as I do”.
Progressives in education, the media, unions and politics always will walk in lockstep with each other, destroying any and all who stand in their way (even their own), until they reach their desired goal. It’s not that they’re incapable of learning the mistakes of history, they’re counting on them. What else explains the president’s rush to spend this country into Greece? … The political Left destroyed the greatness of Europe and it wants to take down the United States next. … Also, don’t forget progressives are not just of one political party. You can’t pick them out by the stench of Zuccotti Park emanating off them like stink-lines in a comic strip. In 2008, John McCain couldn’t tell the world enough that he was a progressive. His idiot daughter likes to do the same thing. It’s a philosophy, not a party.
In the GOP camp there are progressives and they are aptly called RINOs – Republicans In Name Only – and rightly so. Presently in Congress there are too many of these RINO members who talked big when campaigning for office to fight the progressive movement to turn America into socialism, disregarding the Constitution of the United States, only keeping that which suits their agenda.
The last three presidents have not performed well in getting America back on track to the way it was designed, and now the Constitution is being put down because it is in the way of their agenda.
We are all aware of the fraudulent and hypocritical “fairness” ideology of the American political left. We all know of the fence-riders of the GOP who say one thing and do another, more afraid to buck the establishment rather than stand up to the progressives.
The GOP establishment doesn’t have much to be proud of either. Members like Mitt Romney have fallen into the progressive steps, just at a lesser degree, mimicking programs and legislation that push us into the dilemma of the European Union. The progressives have constantly whined that we should be following the ideology of European politics, when once America was the model to follow. These are citizens among us who are saying we should turn to socialism and disregard the principles set forth in a democratic republic like what Thomas Jefferson worked so hard for. But we cannot pay attention to those patriots, too many of them owned slaves, wore white wigs and were “old white men” – totally ignoring the fact that they created a system of government and wrote one of the most important documents in history, without any model to guide them by other than knowledge of classic philosophy. It IS a travesty that when they were agreeing that “all men are created equal” they forgot to include women and those enslaved in a nation claiming to be a democracy. But then again, ancient Greece proclaimed democracy, and yet had their traditional slave system. The Romans developed a republic, but they too had their slave system. But at least their slaves had the opportunity to be set free and become official Roman citizens.
Those that are supposed to be operating our government, who claim to know better how to do it than We the People, continue to bailout big business, while the heart of America loses their jobs and their homes, suffering while the bailout businesses go on as business as usual.
Now President Obama is going to bailout Greece or assist it along with the European Union, if all is ironed out as planned.
Americans have come to the point, when it comes to politics, the question being asked: “Who can we believe anymore?”
I voted against GW Bush in the primary election because he is, and represented, part of the GOP establishment elite. They don’t want to change the status quo of what it means to have political power in Washington, not get rid of income tax because it is a means of controlling and keeping tabs on the People of the United States. These people are NOT conservatives or constitutionalists.
Why bother to take oath to protect and maintain the Constitution of the United States when taking office, when other things are more important?
Hope and Change” was the battle cry of BH Obama in his campaign – the People just forgot to insist upon the details of those changes planned by Obama and his progressives. It is election year and the Obama Nation political machine is in full swing to buy American votes. He is counting on the short memory span of the average American voter, as well as make himself look like he has been performing his job in the past four years.
“Hope” has been shattered and “Change” is not what most Americans had in mind.
Shame on American voters for not listening to those who warned fellow Americans, like myself. Personally, I am sick of thinking or writing, in so many words, “I told you so”. Most everyone knows there is something wrong with the system or at least know we have been following the wrong path – we need someone to have a logical and honest plan to solve the issues, not too busy pointing fingers when their own camp is stained with deceit and corruption.
Ron Paul is just too radical in his zeal for getting America on track; however, his zeal has gone to the point of radicalism in the opposite direction. His foreign policy and views about the war against drugs has scared away voters; while to a point many agree with him.
Mitt Romney is a political swindler and gauges his political agenda wherever the political opportunity blows.
Rick Santorum seems to have the gist of the problems America faces and possible solutions, but he has a record of liking to spend other people’s money in earmarks in Congress. The Progressives depict him as a religious zealot, and this may hurt him in the fight against Obama, if he wins the primaries.
Newt Gingrich has come full circle on the sound idea that limited government is the BEST government, taxation is for supporting that limited government – not a political tool or a means of punishing a certain sector of society. However, Newt’s personal past concerning his previous married life has hindered his goals, mostly because of the media and people within his own party. He, like Ron Paul, is a maverick; but not a fanatic. He is not popular because he has, through the years, butt heads with the GOP establishment, as well as the progressives – and the press eats him up whenever afforded the opportunity. But he is not a quitter and continues to push limited government and less intrusion upon American’s lives. But, according to the polls, the public isn’t buying it.
Both traditional political parties must stop, take a deep breath, and fix its internal problems – then maybe they can remain focused upon solving the real issues at hand – starting with emulating our founding fathers instead of other nation’s system that is clearly not working.
If our government continues to spend, spend, spend and not address issues with logic and tried-and-proven methods; we are going to go down with the sinking ship of other nations who have failed and are failing economically. I understand the idea that if America helps those in the European Union they are trying to stem the rising tide of a world economic depression – but the way they are treating the situation, we are merely slowing the inevitable and end up bringing America down with it. This is contrary to Obama propaganda that his administration saved America.
This is certainly what China wants and discovered through documentation, this is what the Chinese government has had planned for some time. Yet China is doing what America should be: improving nuclear plants, more solar power and other alternative energy. China is suspending new nuclear plants as it reviews its designs after disaster in Japan. Is China the political model for America as well? World opinion view China as a fast-rising economic superpower.
It is a complex world – why make it more complex than need be?
The US Congress is “fiddling” while Washington burns.
Let’s start by reforming ourselves, We the People, and then we can work together, as Americans, in rebuilding our economy and fix our problems before we look to help others fix there problems.
Meanwhile, once again, the price at the fuel pump is rising towards $4 per gallon. Green energy illogical ideology and market manipulation of oil companies is the general entities blamed.

The politicians are spending us into oblivion. But I can’t blame only them. The American people are complacent. We like the goodies. We think we’re getting something for nothing. We are like alcoholics who know we have a problem but just can’t resist one last fix. One more infrastructure bill or jobs plan will jump start the economy. Then we’ll kick our spending addiction once and for all. But we don’t stop spending. Almost all budget categories grow, even when adjusted for inflation. … So what do we do? We must cut. But I fear Americans aren’t up for that. People on the street told me that the budget is out of control. But when I then asked them, ‘What would you cut?’ most just stared ahead. … We’re on the way to becoming Greece — while our ‘leaders’ stand and watch. –columnist John Stossel

High tax rates in the upper income brackets allow politicians to win votes with class warfare rhetoric, painting their opponents as defenders of the rich. Meanwhile, the same politicians can win donations from the rich by creating tax loopholes that can keep the rich from actually paying those higher tax rates — or perhaps any taxes at all. What is worse than class warfare is phony class warfare. Slippery talk about ‘fairness’ is at the heart of this fraud by politicians seeking to squander more of the nation’s resources. –economist Thomas Sowell

[I]n Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron has introduced a bill seeking to partially privatize the National Health Service (NHS). Why? Because the British government is ‘hoping to avoid a Greek-style financial meltdown.’ … UK healthcare costs are currently $194 billion per year and consume 18 percent of the UK’s budget. The projected ‘cuts’ in spending for 2013 that have people up in arms? As of now, a $6 billion increase in spending to $200 billion. Much of the animus likely stems from the fact that Britain has grown used to massive amounts of healthcare spending that can no longer be sustained: between 2000 and 2010, the NHS budget doubled in real terms. Furthermore, British debt as a percentage of GDP was almost 80 percent in 2010. Which brings us across the pond, so to speak, where America’s debt level reached 102 percent of GDP last year, long before the full effects — and true costs — of our own stab at government-run healthcare have yet to be realized. –columnist Arnold Ahlert

We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. –British prime minister Sir Winston Churchill  

To be controlled in our economic pursuits means to be controlled in everything. –Nobel laureate economist Friedrich August von Hayek
 

 

Global Climate and Earth’s Resources

Six thousand years ago the Sahara Desert was a lush tropical region abundant with rivers and its tributaries and lakes, as well as many species now found south of the great desert today. Ancient Egypt became a great civilization because of the Nile River with rich silt that grew enough food for the growing Egyptian population. The Sahara region became a desert because of a warming effect, which today alarmists would have one believe is a unique global phenomenon today introducing a forecast of doom upon the planet Earth. But warming and cooling has been part of Earth’s history long before the human species existed and life on Earth learned to adapt. It wasn’t easy, but things that are important in life usually work that way.

Yet, we should be concerned about the quality and non-pollution of our fresh water because it only consists of 3% of the Earth’s water content with 97% being salt water non-potable and useless for growing food. Modern science has found ways to make food from the natural plant resources in oceans and seas, like algae, kelp and seaweeds; but this cannot be used if the oceans and seas become polluted.
Water found beneath in the ground, even found desert, arid regions ground water is also in jeopardy because of modern civilization polluting the precious resource. Wells are polluted by farmer’s improper collection of manure, which has been corrected by building holding tanks to prevent it washing into streams and into underground systems that the Earth sucks up like a big sponge. 33% of fresh water on Earth is found in subterranean caverns and pools.
Earth’s atmosphere must also be protected. We are finally realizing that building great cities with little or no plant life, nature’s own air purifier; CO2 being used by plants and in return produces oxygen. So it would be prudent for humans to ensure there is enough of plant life, especially trees even in cities.
Civilizations have disappeared because of not using local resources properly or ignorantly polluting that which they had. This is, of course, a concern today just as it was then, but the difference is that today it has become a political tool because politicians and others with ulterior motives know that fear and doomsayer rhetoric will encourage the people to agree with their goals.
Recently so much dialogue, protests and people believing the alarmists follow those that would doctor scientific data, and in some cases, actually make it up. A computer model can only be as accurate as the data it receives.
We must continue to strive to invent clean and economical means of providing heat, electricity and the rewards of civilization, especially as the world’s population grows. Population, overpopulation, is also an issue. There is only so much room for people and so much land to grow food necessary to sustain that population.
It is not up to the governments of the world to make all of this work, it is the people and the ingenuity of the private sector that will find the best answers; combined with scientists who are more concerned about solving the issues than receiving notoriety and making life better for all. Governments who have statesmen and stateswomen who responsibly pass legislation that private sector businesses do not further pollute. It is far easier and faster to prevent the pollution than to clean it up – the recent Gulf oil spill attests to that.
Governments preach about the Green movement but have laws that hinder people from using alternate energy and coupled with bureaucratic red tape, people who have the incentive to use wind and solar energy as an alternate to expensive carbon fuel. It is time that governments owe up to their preaching of alternate energies instead of playing games with the people and sidling up to the trough offered by unions, tax schemes – like cap-and-trade.
Until we find the means to reduce further the need for crude oil for energy, America must continue to strive to be self sufficient concerning crude oil and responsibly, with level heads, address issues concerning the use of it. Safety measures to prevent pollution should be in place and required of all those who make a living by gleaning black gold from the ground and the seas of the world. We have a great source of energy that has been around for eons, the Sun, a star that if properly and practically harnessed would produce energy that is cheap and clean. It will be here the life of this planet. Without out it or if it eventually changes to a superstar and ends its life as all stars are destined to end; people of this planet need to harness its energy.
We would probably need crude oil for lubrication and other products invented by scientists, like plastics and other products that may be invented in the future – but we would no longer be dependent upon burning carbon, like coal, that pollutes the air we breathe. 
The western world is presently being assailed by religious fanatics, whose goal is world theocracy that governs people like they were governed in the medieval period of human history, and it is being financed primarily with crude oil and illegal cultivation and trafficking of plants that produce highly addictive and dangerous heroine. America should no longer become hostage to foreign oil and its prices. If the price of crude oil is reduced, we could make high-strength plastic timber that could be used to build homes and buildings that are less combustible and build furniture with artificial looking wood that still shows the beauty of natural wood grains – and there would be no need to cut forests except to prevent dangers of forest fires. Managing forests across the world and reintroducing forests in other places would increase the quality and oxygenation of the atmosphere. Crude oil prices would be reduced enough to become a cheap commodity once an alternative energy or series of alternative energies were produced that people could afford to use.
We are at the beginning of the 21st Century and we should already be on the road towards more efficient and affordable energy with methods of production and inhabiting this planet that does not pollute it. This can be the age of renewable resources that will help civilization just as the industrial and the computer age has done. We are a resourceful species, but we must use those resources responsibly and approach it with fact and true science.
Politicians whose answer is taxes and cap-and-trade schemes are not the answer – but the ingenuity of the people who strive to make their lives better and the lives of all.
Earth will never be the perfect utopia, just as humans are not perfect; but there is no reason we cannot strive to make the best possible world for all who live within it. Humans must make education a priority and shun away those who strive to deceive for political or personal reasons, using fear of a doomsday future as their tool. 

Myth Blaster: Truth About ANWR (Revisited)

This article concerns an old argument, yet an old argument that requires solving, especially in the aftermath of the ClimateGate revelations and other ‘gates’ opened up in the post-ClimateGate period between last November and now.
The subject is from an email that has been circulating for some time to demonstrate how special interest groups in the name of the health of global environment has not only stuck their noses in a matter that seems to be beyond their ability to grasp, but alter or make up the facts that substantiates their venomous advocacy against America becoming self-sufficient when it comes to crude oil production. Rather than transcribing the email here, I will just direct you to a site that has already published it, including the photos in the circulated email.
It is at Heritage blog publishing dated June 29th 2008, as well as at Canada Free Press. Pretty pathetic that nothing was done about this since 2006, it is 2010 and still they listen to the environmentalists who should undergo psychoanalysis in order to possibly understand their reasoning.
So based upon the subject and the email of the Comparison of ANWR and environmentalist and government advocacy individuals and groups against drilling in Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, other sites where at least 34 billion barrels of oil just sits waiting to be tapped; as well as off shore drilling prospects that China has taken advantage of off the coast of Cuba – here is the analysis and assessment of the email …

Myth Blaster Verdict:
TRUE – with exception concerning local residents’ statement.
The ANWR is an acronym for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge located in Alaska.
It is an area that consists of 18,286,482 acres in the region of Alaska known as the North Slope. The site of the proposed oil drilling location is in a geographical area called the Coastal Plain in the northwestern tip of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The history of the region can be found at Wikipedia.
Snopes disagrees on the issue and the only source they provide is from The Wilderness Society concerning oil spill issues – with the link going to the home page.
The couple publishing Snopes has been known to be bias on certain subject material. More Americans agree with the folks fighting Congress, the EPA and government agencies siding with self-indulgent environmental organizations and independent radicals – but Congress is only listening to the junk scientists and environmental wackos these days. 
Pictures shown by those opposing Americans becoming self-sufficient and less dependent upon foreign oil are pictures of the ANWR, but in areas that are not in the vicinity of the proposed oil drilling site. 
A clear demonstration of the leftist misinformation brainwashing. Here is a picture that environmentalist depicted of the portion of ANWR that is not involved with any oil drilling:
The portion where proposed drilling in ANWR is coastal tundra – here is a reality photo:
Helicopter in photo above is area where proposed drilling it to take place. 
And the notion that wildlife is in danger if ANWR is drilled at proposed site? 
They say a picture is worth a thousand words [Prudhoe Bay drill site]:
If oil drilling was a problem, Alaskans would not want it – there are already drill sites at Prudhoe Bay Oil Field (17% of domestic crude oil production), Sourdough Oil Field, Kuparuk Oil Field and Kaktovik sites. The caribou herds don’t seem to mind. Alaskans know what is good for Alaska and the central, federal government has no constitutional right to interfere with state business; unless it is against the articles in the Constitution of the United States that directs our government in what powers they have and don’t have.
The Democrats, President Obama and Marxist-Progressives in Congress say they want to create jobs, yet they continually say NO to prospects that will create them, or make job creation in private sector more difficult with their oppressive and often unconstitutional legislation; as well as those among them who must have their noses in everyone else’s business.
It is true that 75% of the Alaskan voters had opted for oil drilling. It is unclear about the statement concerning the statement local residents because the area is tundra and a national state park. Maybe they are referring to the herds of caribou that cross the area from time to time.
Oil drilling today leaves a small footprint in visibility of the environment. 
The Alaska oil tanker disaster was caused by a First Mate who was intoxicated on his watch – caused by human error – not the standards and practices of an oil corporation, Exxon in this case. Remember this: Oil companies detest oil spills: (a) it is wasteful of their product; (b) the cost in fines and clean up is horrendous on the profit margin; and (c) bad publicity.
For the seventh time a bill has come up in the House of Representatives of the US Congress to drill at ANWR, as well as proposed bills to drill offshore in US territory. As a side note, offshore rigs withstood Hurricane Katrina, while refineries in Louisiana were damaged. By not drilling ripe spots for crude oil, it will eventually bubble to the surface in various amounts, causing – yes, you guessed it – pollution! Ever hear of the Tar Pits in California?
Environmental issues are always important to any nation. I personally would like the scenery of nature to always be around, as clean an air as naturally possible, and water an important resource to be kept clean for obvious reasons. More vegetation equals cleaner air, because combined with the rain process it is a natural cleaning component as well as producing oxygen for all living things on Earth.
However, I am for protecting the environment by using common sense. We have found that climate alarms, environmental alarms, and so on are politically motivated and pioneered for people that seem to be not all there – and basically have no common sense.
America’s dependence upon foreign oil has invited several problems to occur, and here is a few:
By purchasing the majority of America’s crude oil from the Arabs, the United States is financing the very enemy we are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Part of the major problem with the economic crisis has to do with inflation or holding back on crude oil purchases from foreign nations.
It concerns a national security issue in that dependence upon foreign oil provides certain nations to use crude oil as a tool in their endeavors to see America buckle or use it as a method of blackmail.
Alaskans should have a say about economical development in their state – not the US Congress. It’s something called state rights in the articles of the Constitution of the United States.
I rest my case. Some people just can’t handle the truth.
Write to your representatives and senators and tell them it is time to favor America’s well being, rather than their political games.
[Special thanks to Joan Bartelson]
Further Reading and Bibliography:
History of ANWR … Wikipedia
Arctic National Wildlife RefugeUS government link
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – Defenders of Wildlife … Save Arctic Refuge website
Study: ANWR Oil Would Have Little Impact … MSNBC (believe it or not)
Truth about ANWR Drilling … The Foundry, Heritage Foundation
The Truth about ANWR … Just Average American
The Truth About ANWR … Glenn Beck Video
The Truth About ANWR DrillingCanada Free Press
The Truth about ANWR … Atlas Shrugs

Sifting Through the Rubble of the AGW Hoax

During my research on the case of the purloined email, either via hacking or released by a whistleblower, I find there is much fervor in cyberspace, more so than in mainstream media – and rightly so.
The University of East Anglia and its Climate Research Unit in the United Kingdom has performed a disservice to people everywhere, shamed their profession. If the University or the culprits, like Nancy Pelosi stated, should decide to press charges or enter a lawsuit, they might want to reconsider.
I do not advocate theft of email, whether through hacking or acting as a whistleblower, without proceeding with the requirements by law in getting a court order; however time was running short. Already the US Congress had been furiously pushing the legislation based upon the Anthropogenic Global Warming hoax, of which has become the official description of the human-induced global warming syndrome and its costly effects.

Cap-and-Trade or Cap-and-Tax legislation would cost people billions of dollars, and any agreement with the Kyoto Treaty nonsense would have cost more. The underlying reason for the Kyoto nonsense was to thwart the success of industrialized nations, but also hindered those nations working to improve their trade status and industrialization in smaller nations.
The email that has been revealed shows that the scientists who have been listened to by UN committees and national leadership among many nations and the very fiber of the global warming hockey stick science that Al Gore so enthusiastically, and mistakenly was awarded a Nobel prize, as his buddy Barack Obama – but that is another story; has been deemed fraudulent and strictly criminal. So the university and its scam-artist scientists better think twice about seeking criminal or litigation charges against whoever it was that revealed the truth to the world.

Those many megabytes of email revealed that Michael Mann of the IPCC, the one who started all of this with hockey stick science, and his counterpart Phil Jones had manipulated data, destroyed data, made attempts to blackball legitimate scientists who protested the global warming consensus, as well as attempts to blackball publications that did not favor or agree with their hoax.
I don’t believe it was fame that inspired them to continue their scam, although there may have been an element truth of that in this sordid tale, but it involved millions of dollars being funneled to the Climate Research Unit, as well as funding and fame for the University of East Anglia. It is those elements that have encouraged an alarming growth of junk scientists who will stop at practically nothing to achieve the status and limelight that also provides continued and increased funding.

Sodahead provides a sample of the email from a computer specialist working on the AGW project:

I am very sorry to report that the rest of the databases seems to be in nearly as poor a state as Australia was. . . . Aarrggghhh! There truly is no end in sight. . . . We can have a proper result, but only by including a load of garbage!

Remember, that the intellectual issue here is concerning human-induced or Anthropogenic Global Warming – not the possibility of some sort of temporary change that has occurred during the lifecycle of this planet we call home and Earth – most likely caused by the Sun cyclic changes. There are others who insist that an Ice Age is forthcoming. The only real dangers of either of these scenarios are:
1. If global warming occurs too quickly in a short span of time, it could melt too much of the north and south ice caps, which could result in disastrous changes to coastlines around the world – and turn paradise atolls and tiny pleasure islands to underwater domains. That in itself is nothing new, as I have stated in other articles. I wandered extensively in the ancient ruins of Ephesus, taking rolls and rolls of film for use in my book, standing upon the ancient dock that still had the large metal rings for mooring ships of trade and saw not a drop of water. The land had silted in a period of hundreds of years to the point that the Mediterranean Sea was about two kilometers away! In another instance, I found what was once a Roman village that one had to view equipped with a snorkel or diving apparatus. It all occurred and humans in that region adjusted their lives to it.

2. If the Ice Age theory pans out, it would be far more dangerous and cause more lives than anyone could imagine. Without preplanning and building mass quantities of large greenhouses – everywhere the ice age hits there would be starvation. Now that is scary!

    Actually, the majority of the people should have been wary when finding that Al Gore and majority of Hollywood was behind the global warming, alias climate change, hoax-fear alarm. When A. Gore, alias Pinocchio, had been caught so many times during his tenure as Vice President exaggerating and committing outright lies – how could the world fall for it, considering he averaged “C” in basic science courses in school?
    Al Gore may be a despicable human being, but he has been clever. He buddied up with cronies and big business/investment moguls to work out how to make big bucks out of this looming doomsday scenario. Rush Limbaugh has been right all along – if you can’t determine just exactly why, follow the money trail. When I state big bucks, I mean trillions of dollars!
    Repeatedly, this and other facts were presented, but still those that were against the consensus were deemed as ignorant people or those who would not accept the “truth“. Still, after this revelation, there are those who refuse to see it was nonsense.
    The Nolan Chart shows an example of the hockey-stick graph, data taken from thermometers, tree rings, corals, ice cores and historical records – presumably. Mann compiled this in 1988, but it wasn’t until 2003 that anyone paid attention, and then the data was not allowed to be released. Why?
    As Edward Townes wrote in his article Anthropogenic Global Warming is Nonsense

    Not only that, but it should be obvious from the fact that the Vikings were settling and farming Greenland from the 9th to the 13th century, in places now covered with permafrost and ice, that this graph is just total nonsense! … Perhaps even more interesting than the inability of the IPCC to verify its data before using it at all, let alone as a centerpiece, or subsequently apologising after it became public how fraudulent the graph was, is the fact that environmentalists to this day still use this graph to illustrate their points. … This data should be puzzling to the people who built the climate models for the IPCC, because they actually predicted the reverse – the troposphere should be warming faster than the surface if the current warming is due to the ‘greenhouse effect’. … Climate models are in their infancy.  They are highly dependent on the assumptions that go into them, and there are a lot of them.  In fact, there are so many assumptions and parameters that it is genuinely possible to create any relationship you like. … As the saying in computer programming goes; “Garbage in, garbage out”. There is an erroneous assumption flying around these days that CO2 is some how an important forcing factor on the global climate, when every last piece of empirical evidence shows otherwise. … Another misconception that seems to be rife at the moment is that some how CO2 is a pollutant. I’m sure that you’ve all learned that this gas is actually fundamental to our existence … Estimates vary, but somewhere around 15% seems to be the common number cited for the increase in global food crop yields due to increased carbon dioxide since 1950. …

    Commercial growers deliberately generate CO2 and increase its levels in agricultural greenhouses to between 700ppmv and 1,000ppmv to increase productivity and improve the water efficiency of food crops far beyond those in the somewhat carbon-starved open atmosphere. CO2 feeds the forests, grows more usable lumber in timber lots meaning there is less pressure to cut old growth or push into “natural” wildlife habitat, makes plants more water efficient helping to beat back the encroaching deserts in Africa and Asia and generally increases bio-productivity. … It is no wonder that the Sahara has shrunk 300,000 km^2 in the last couple decades, or that the dinosaurs managed to find the sustenance to survive, despite their size, in an era with 5 times our current CO2 levels.

    Our climate is changing, just as it has always done, and always will.  In fact, the only constant about our climate is that it changes, which makes you realise the term “climate change” is at best meaningless, and at worst intentionally ambiguous.  It feels silly that I need to say this, but clearly it has to be done.  The main determinant of our climate is not some gas, which comprises 0.038% of the atmosphere, but the Sun, the planet’s orbital eccentricities and axial wobble, cosmic ray flux, and other celestial factors. Greenhouse gases play an important role, but a passive one.  It should not come as a surprise that our entire solar system has been warming for the last quarter century, or that the most accurate weather forecasts come from algorithms that concentrate on solar fluctuations and cosmic rays.  Cosmic rays are responsible for cloud formations, which are central to the overwhelmingly most important greenhouse gas.  Water vapour accounts for 95% of the ‘greenhouse effect’ and, apart from the elaborate positive feed-back systems in their models that have no actual basis with reality, the global warming alarmists have completely ignored it.  This is staggering because H20, by a country mile, in its gas, liquid, and solid form dominates all other terrestrial climate factors.

    Mr. Townes has included charts and graphs depicting sun activity, et cetera. Check them out.

    The AGW theory has permeated nearly every facet of modern society. Over the past few decades, scientists, politicians, marketers, and Earth lovers alike, for various reasons, have employed propaganda techniques to promote the Anthropogenic Global Warming theory; in the process, they proactively sought to curtail the exposure of the truth in order to profit from people’s apprehension of global warming. … The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), established by the United Nations to investigate the impact human activity has on the global climate, while recognizing other factors that influence the climate, attributes the majority of global warming to human activity.1  …


    Scholars have written volumes explaining the techniques and methodology of propagandists for hundreds of years. To propagandize, one need only read a how-to manual to learn the concepts of an effectively run propaganda campaign. Propaganda techniques include appealing to fear, appealing to authority, name-calling, transference, bandwagoning, obtaining disapproval, over simplification, utilizing virtue words, employing faulty logic and more. AGW proponents utilize all of these methods to further their goals … In the early stages of AGW propaganda, global warming fears dominated public consciousness. Later, beginning in 1998, the Earth began to cool while atmospheric CARBON DIOXIDE continued to rise in complete contradiction to the theory. As a result, the phraseology of AGW alarmists became “climate change” so that any variation in the Earth’s climate could then be attributed to human activities.4 … AGW propagandists do not rely solely on fear to influence the masses however; an appeal to authority is a common technique. By invoking the infallible name of science, advocates can point to others who have advanced degrees and use scientific jargon to impress and beguile the masses. … Name-calling is usually reserved for politically minded individuals and those audiences predisposed to agree with the one presenting the message. …

    Read more of this interesting and informative essay on the subject.
    The major travesty is that updated textbooks have placed entries about global warming aka climate change as undisputed scientific fact – when all along it has been strictly a theory, and a theory based upon incorrect data and wrong assumptions.
    In conclusion I would like to point out that all of this has nothing to do with the endeavor to promote cleaner air and water, especially water. Water is life and while the air can be cleaned by a natural process through condensation and the resulting rain, polluting our streams, rivers, lakes and seas cannot be improved by any natural process found in nature. Thus we must do two things simultaneously, one is to reduce drastically existing cause of pollution and the second is cleaning up that which is already polluted. As pointed out by reputable scientists and meteorologists, CO2 is not a pollutant. There is an institute that does nothing but research carbon dioxide, appropriately entitled CO2.
    The people of the world need to stop the waste of taxpayer funding towards this long-running hoax and place their endeavors and funding towards true science – in that there will always be theories, but before theories are deemed scientific proof that we cautiously examine the facts and data that initiated the theory. Strange that it has been ignored that geologists and other scientists have discovered where crude oil is actually formed and how – by the natural processes of the Earth’s core and pressures maintained beneath our feet – not from the carbonization of animal and plant material. This also explains the dire warnings of those who have told us that crude oil will eventually be used up. This may occur, but not in the sense we have been told, and only if it can be determined how fast the natural process takes to produce it. In the meantime, because of the chance of one or several nations holding hostage other nations over crude oil production, as well as searching for a more efficient and cleaner energy source, we must continue our endeavor and encourage scientists and inventors to come up with a viable alternate energy source available and affordable to everyone. Crude oil will always have its use for plastic products and other applications, as well as for lubricating machinery, as an example; however I foresee an alternate source of energy taking its place as fuel.
    This, of course, does not make the OPEC and oil moguls, as well as investors, happy.
    Further Reading and Related Links:
    Global Warming Scandal: Obama’s ReactionMichael Barone, Real Clear Politics
    Congress Probes Global Warming Emails International Business Times

    Info Highway: Saving Energy Tips by Witchy Woman

    Spiral_Energy_Saving_Lamp Okay, I’m convinced. There’s just too much information out there that provides tips on how to conserve Energy – so I am going to list them here, starting with replacing all electric bulbs with energy-saving types in the entire house …



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    1. Purchase Energy Star models of appliances.
    2. Don’t let the water run. Minimize water use while brushing teeth, shaving and washing hands in bathroom sinks.
    3. Fix drippy faucets and upgrade your showerhead.
    4. Install a water softener unit in-line before the water heater. This prevents sediment from building up in the bottom of the water heater tank.
    5. Turn down your water heater. Wrap and save energy. Wrapping your water heater with an insulating blanket can save $20 per year and $50 if you have electric.
    6. Insulate water lines. Valves known as heat traps can be attached to the water lines near the water heater to keep heat from escaping. You can save about $25 in one year if you heat water with electricity, or two years if you use gas.
    7. Rinse with cold water. Use a suds-saver option (if you have one) when washing lightly soiled clothes. This saves the rinse water for the next load.
    8. Soak your clothes first. Soak cycles can allow for shorter wash times.
    9. Use shorter washing cycles. Sort clothes by degree of dirtiness. Use shorter wash cycles.
    10. Adjust load setting. Match load setting to the size of the load.
    11. Eliminate small loads. Your clothes washer uses just about the same amount of energy regardless of how much clothing is being washed.
    12. Front loading washers are more energy-efficient. It requires less detergent and shorter drying cycles, and reduces wear and tear on clothes.
    13. Don’t overload the dryer. Overloading the dryer makes the dryer work harder.
    14. Clean the lint filter after every load. Lint on the filter reduces air flow and makes the dryer work harder.
    15. Dry like weight items together.
    16. Dry loads consecutively. Takes advantage of heat build-up in your dryer.
    17. Remove clothes right away. As soon as the cycle is complete this will save energy and reduce wrinkling.
    18. Minimize pre-rinse. Newer dishwashers are better able to handle heavily soiled dishes and require less pre-rinse.
    19. Load properly. This takes full advantage of the spraying action of your dishwasher. Load dishes according to the dishwasher manufacturer’s instructions.
    20. Wash full dish loads. Your dishwasher uses the same amount of water regardless of how many dishes are washed.
    21. Lower your water heater temperature to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
    22. Increase your air conditioner thermostat by 3 degrees Fahrenheit in summer.
    23. Lower your thermostat by 2 degrees Fahrenheit in winter.
    24. Turn off unneeded lights.
    25. Unplug the extra fridge in the garage.
    26. Insulate your hot water heater.
    27. Wash dishes by hand rather than in the dishwater, even though some new dishwashers are more efficient.
    28. Take shorter showers.
    29. Turn your winter thermostat down when you go to bed (and use your winter-weight bedding).
    30. Close your blinds and/or curtains to provide extra insulation.
    31. Turn TV off when not watching it.
    EST_CERT_FLAT_BLUE If you can think of anymore energy saving tips than listed, feel free to pass it on.
    This list was comprised from Witch Woman’s email listing and from the following links:

    Don’t Listen to the Political Rhetoric

    British Petroleum (BP) shut down the oil field at Prudhoe Bay in Alaska for repairs on a corroded pipeline. This is not a conspiracy. And if there are any complaints coming from Congress, it is unjustified because they were the ones who voted against drilling an oil rich field the natural reserve in Alaska. This action is actually a responsible one repairing a corroded pipeline, which would prevent a serious environmentally dangerous spill and then the same people who are pointing fingers that the oil company (companies) are forcing the fuel prices higher would be complaining that they were irresponsible for not making the repairs. I dont know about you, but when this was announced and days after, I saw no price increase in motor fuel did you?

    Congress for years has legislated us into the situation concerning oil products we experience now. Some of it has been instability in places where oil is purchased, but if America was more self sufficient, it would be less of a problem. Then there are the speculators, those who invest. After all, oil IS a commodity. Sometimes this is the reason. Investors get nervous and then it causes the pricing to fluctuate.

    Dont let the likes of Hillary Clinton, (BP should be held responsible) Chuck Schumer, John Dingell and Ed Markey (BP is posting for more profits) are using the BP incident to score political points with those that believe their rhetoric and propaganda.

    Last year the average oil company made about 9.4% profit margin. That is less than what the government (those who are trying to create animosity against corporations in general) takes from your payroll check for FICA taxes alone. Wouldnt be wonderful if the government only taxed EVERYONE ten percent flat tax? We would have more money to deal with price fluctuations as we have seen in the oil industry.

    If Congress wants to help, they need to rescind outdated legislation, allow domestic oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and build the refineries that meet modern demands that oil companies have been trying to build for over 30 years. Then we must continue to research for a supplement or replacement energy solution. In the works now there is an operation that is making plastic from corn instead of oil. We already have corn produced fuel. Ways are being examined to produce engines that work on hydrogen and with back up electric capabilities. The government needs to endeavor to solve this problem and keep their politics for elections not governing.

    Write your congressman and President Bush and tell them that we need our automobiles for transportation, we need diesel trucks to deliver products, and we need to keep the price of heating our homes to an affordable price. And while youre at it, you might want to tell them it is time to rid America of its unfair tax system and instead of taxing at such high rates start being more frugal with our tax money.

    If a mere repair is going to send the oil market into a panic, along with those in Congress then it is time for a real solution to the problem be found instead of finger pointing and political propaganda that comes down to class envy a basic tool for socialism and communism to sway the people to their ideology. Enuff said, for now.

    No More Rhetoric – No More Pandering – No more fuel taxes

    Remember the several postings back in May I wrote about the rhetoric spread by politicians and the media concerning oil company profits? It boiled down to 9.5 cents profit for every gallon of gasoline and the government takes over 50% more than that profit.

    Senators Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and other politicians want to increase taxes as an answer to a serious budget deficit caused by their over spending – and President Bush hasn’t been any help in this matter either. The politicians want to: Continue reading