New EPA Rules Are Not about Climate, Just about Limiting

by: the Common Constitutionalist

You may have noticed gas prices cratering again, which is great news for individual consumers, but another bad sign for the overall economy. As much as I like filling up for a lot less, it’s less of a pleasure knowing that the price isn’t coming down because things are going so well. It’s the opposite. But still, the relatively low price does help.

However, the Obama administration doesn’t appear to feel the same regarding energy. He and his minions would prefer to drive the cost up, regardless of how much it hurts us. And what better way to achieve this goal than through the EPA and the threat of global warming. And son of a gun, they found a new target – methane.

Okay, it’s not new, but it has become the target du jour. ThinkProgress writes that, “Regulating Carbon dioxide, by far the most common greenhouse gas, is critical to halt the emissions that cause climate change. But methane is a very close second, and for the first time, the federal government is moving to significantly rein in methane pollution.”

However, they appear to have given up on sequestering cow farts, at least for now, as, “The Obama administration released a proposed rule Tuesday to regulate methane emissions from new and modified oil and gas wells across the country. How much? It’s complicated.”

Of course it’s complicated – the government is involved.

Naturally environmentalist wacko groups are thrilled with the decision to further crush the American economy and put still more energy workers on the ever-growing unemployment roles. read more

Tesla and the War on Coal

by: the Common Constitutionalist

You may have seen pictures of Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, playing amateur daredevil as he tried his hand at wing walking the other day. Yes, he’s happy-go-lucky, living high on the hog – his coffers full of government largess.

So dependent upon the government for its survival, Tesla’s 2014 annual report stated: “Our growth depends in part on the availability and amount of government subsidies and economic incentives.”

That’s a pretty bold and honest statement. Let me rephrase that. It’s a pretty bold statement, for to be honest, Musk’s company depends almost entirely on the generosity of us ignorant taxpayers, in one form or another.

They don’t sell many cars, and the money they do make is through a myriad of tax credits and other government giveaways. It’s a great scheme and the model for crony corporatism.

Tesla, by all estimates is a great car, but the company couldn’t survive a year in a real free-market. Yet they are evidently not content with their current method of fleecing the American public. read more

After Obama’s Energy Crackdown, We Will Resemble California, Or Worse

by: the Common Constitutionalist

We will be judged in history for our lethargy. History will judge us as posterity looks back at this period in America with disdain. We will be known as the generation that ushered in the end of America, as was once known.

And all this is happening the same way it did when the progressive Republican disaster Herbert Hoover led directly to the more disastrous Franklin Roosevelt. But it’s worse this time around, for there are multiple millions more stupid people who are evidently much more easily duped by a slick talking salesman.

How else could an America hating community agitator get elected – twice?

Some would say this to be overly provocative and hyperbolic, but think about it this way. Your husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend says to you, that he or she loves you – loves everything about you. So much so, that they wish to change you completely. Yes honey – I love you so much that I want to change everything about you. read more

Podcast – Christian Climate Alarmists Sign On With Obama – Worlds Most Unlucky Island

In this episode I discuss a crazy world where Evangelical Christian leaders endorse Obama and his new EPA Clean Power Plan to combat the fake scourge of man caused climate change that they are now calling a Climate Challenge. I also discuss La Reunion Island, where the MH370 aircraft wreckage has been found and why you may not wish to go there. read more

Does Jim Carrey Really Care about the Children?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

We all know that actor Jim Carrey is a typical Hollywood liberal. He supports all the typical liberal causes as well as leftist politicians. In 2008, in praise of newly elected Barack Obama, Carrey said: “It’s amazing to see the difference in one day after he was elected… We’ve been doing everything in our power in the last eight years to make [other countries] dislike us. We’ve completely discounted other people for the last eight years and I think this is a sign to them that we understand that they’re there and that we have to play ball with everybody.”

Carrey is anti-gun, of course buys in completely to the man-made global warming hoax and naturally hates Fox News, which he calls Fux News. Being a good Hollywood liberal he undoubtedly supports all liberal politicians and most likely did so of Gov. Moonbeam, Jerry Brown.

But now he has a major beef with the Governor, since Brown just “signed into law one of the nation’s strictest immunization laws… which strikes down personal belief exemptions for immunization and requires all school-age children to be vaccinated by kindergarten and then again by seventh grade.”

The law was a typical knee-jerk reaction to a major measles outbreak in Disneyland last year.

Now, one would think, if one were to give it any thought at all, which liberals never do, that Carrey would be all for this. After all, knee-jerk, reactionary policy is the trademark of liberalism. I’m sure if this were a reactionary gun law, he’d be all for it. read more

Stop Oil Production – For the Children

by: the Common Constitutionalist

It’s a cinch, that if the left finds something offensive, they will try to find a way to stop it, or at the very least condemn it.

If it’s fun, it’s unsafe. If it’s tasty, it must cause cancer, obesity or restless leg syndrome. And if it has anything to do with the production or use of oil or any petroleum product, it will kill us all and destroy the planet. Therefore all these evil practices must be stopped. And how does one stop them? Develop studies through scientific research that determine just how evil these practices are, thereby scaring the public into demanding change. And who better to scare than pregnant mommies.

One case in point that “the Progressive Democrats of America” site is “an alarming study” by the University of Pittsburgh that fracturing causes low birth weight in newborns. One University researcher exclaimed that “these findings could not be ignored.” Of course they can’t, because fracking is inherently evil and therefore must be stopped.

After all, it’s already proven that fracking pollutes the ground water we drink. Oh that’s right – even the EPA had recently to admit that was a fabrication. But as luck would have it, the EPA admission was disclosed on the very same day that the Progressive Democrats reported on lower birth weights caused by fracking. What a coincidence that one scientific fact was debunked only to be replaced by another. read more

A Peek Behind the Green Curtain

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I am pro-environment. Yes, I favor a clean environment – an environment of honesty and truth, where useful idiot protesters are told why they are sent out to protest against one industry or another. An environment where their shadowy benefactors come clean about their real intentions. An environment where bogus funds, set up as front groups, are forced to publicly proclaim where their backing really originates. I’m for that clean environment.

Dozens if not hundreds of these sham environmentalist groups have popped up out of nowhere over the years, yet when the curtain is pulled back on any and all, we see that it’s the same cabal of leftist billionaires that fund them. And none of these ultra rich “philanthropists” give to these groups publicly or out of the goodness of their hearts or to “save the planet.”

So what do these rich and powerful people want? Why, more power and more wealth. I guess billions just aren’t enough these days.

Of course, a lot of these so-called grassroots groups are set up solely to advance the push for green energy and thus protest against conventional energy, like coal, oil and gas. Yet very few of the actual protesters know that “green” groups like the Sea Change Foundation are funded by billionaire Wall Street tycoons who are in tight with the Obama administration and benefit financially from his war on conventional energy. read more

Desert Sustainable City

From a distance, the City Sand Tower resembles a huge rock rising out of the desert (Image: Manal Rachidi Oxo Architects and Nicolas Laisné Associes)

Parisian architecture firm OXO Architectes, in association with Nicolas Laisné Associés, recently revealed its proposal for a futuristic mixed-use tower – or “vertical city” – that promotes sustainable high density living in the Sahara desert. The conceptual project calls for the tower to be run using renewable sources including rainwater collection, solar power, and geothermal energy.

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Urine Makes Electricity

Microbial fuel cells turn urine into a constant flow of electrical power
Microbial fuel cells turn urine into a constant flow of electrical power
Human urine has been turned into all sorts of things over the centuries. Alchemists distilled phosphorous from it, it was once used for the production of gunpowder, tanners employed it in great vats to tan hides, and it has served as the basis of a myriad chemical substances, including the first types of plastics. Now yet another use for this ubiquitous liquid has been created. Researchers working at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have built a urinal that converts urine directly into electricity.

Not the first modern reuse of urine mooted in the modern era, recycling this liquid has been suggested for everything from creating hydrogen for powering cars to creating biological concrete – and even for distilling a type of sports drink. However, this latest prototype may be one of the most useful and easily-applicable yet, as it is proposed to power light cubicles in refugee camps, which are often dark and dangerous places particularly for women. read more

So This is a Feel Good Story?

By: the Common Constitutionalist 

I was looking around the internet for one or more feel good stories as we head into Christmas Eve. So I Googled “Feel Good Stories”. Several headings came up and I thought, okay, I have a lot to do – this will be easier than I thought to find at least one uplifting story to maybe elaborate on for the great newsfollowing day.

So, as we all do, I clicked on one the higher ranking results. The site I chose was entitled “Great News Network – Positive Feel Good News”. I again thought – Wow – this will be easy, anticipating such a story as a family reunited with a military parent or a dog who found his way home, just in time for Christmas, after being lost for 3 months. Maybe I’d find a feeding the hungry story, or even a Christmas miracle. You know, something like that.

What I actually found, advertised as feel good stories, were posts which caused me to literally laugh out loud as I stared at the screen. read more