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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tilting at windmills?

Minnesotans for Global Warming report that in the last 30 years, the United States has had 14,000 wind turbines abandoned. Apparently, once the subsidies and the wind run out, these 20-story high Cuisinarts are de-bladed and retired. This means more bats and migratory birds will live.

From Minnesotans for Global Warming: “The symbol of Green renewable energy, our savior from the non existent problem of Global Warming, abandoned wind farms are starting to litter the planet as globally governments cut the subsidies taxes that consumers pay for the privilege of having a very expensive power source that does not work every day for various reasons like it’s too cold or the wind speed is too high.”

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Canada is looking to sell more oil to the Chinese, now that Obama has pushed back until after the 2012 election the decision to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, to be built from Alberta to Texas. When environmental concerns override every other practicality, it is no surprise we maintain such a high level of unemployment. And of course we can just keep buying oil from Venezuela and the Saudis...

Friday, November 04, 2011

Congress declares war on the internet, via the Stop Online Piracy Act, at the behest of Hollywood lobbyists. This legislation has the potential to dramatically alter the freedom and openness of the internet around the world, allowing the government and those connected to it to shut down any website they deem offensive with no hearing whatsoever. It is like we are rushing to adopt the authoritarianism of China for the internet as quickly as possible. These tools in Washington have no idea they are seeking to regulate one of the great drivers of creativity and jobs in the modern era. Absolutely stunning. Call your Congressman today, there is no excuse not to.

UPDATE: And what do you know, all the major sponsors in Congress have received hundreds of thousands in donations from entertainment industry companies.