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It is amazing to find the clumps of “Pop Scientists” when you “follow the money”. This insular group relies upon the government to fund their “careers” and the government relies upon their support as cover for government to further control citizens and find all manner of ways to expand the government class via regulation.
We have found our country in a very sad state of affairs where corruption has become almost institutionalized. In Socialist societies, the consolidation of central power guarantees corruption and the ruling class lords over the affairs of all who bear the high cost… and become beasts of burden for the political class.
Portland State University.. deemed to require radical new “Urban Redevlopment District”? Urban Renewal is a favorite Crony Government Public/Private partnership system… A real favorite with the Progressive crowd in Portland. What can’t make sense in the private sector, makes perfect sense when government becomes a partner and uses other people’s money to finance bizarre schemes. Click to read more. This is just another abuse of power and influence that has turned Portland into a cesspool of special interests that dine on the carcass of taxpayers held ransom by a local government that prides itself as a model for insider fueled crony capitalism.
All Cost No Benefit: EPA Proposes Carbon Dioxide Regulation for Power Plants
Today, the EPA has proposed a carbon dioxide standard for new power plants. The EPA blames carbon dioxide and other human emitted greenhouse gases for an increase in global temperature during the past 100 years. Unfortunately, this action is yet another EPA regulation that is essentially all cost and no benefit.
First, the EPA’s incessant use of the words “pollutant” and “pollution” in reference to carbon dioxide is deceptive. In the press release announcing this regulation, the agency mentioned the words “carbon pollution” eight times. Yet, as you learn in middle school science, carbon dioxide plays a vital role in the environment and has no direct negative human health effects. It is unlike particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, ozone or a volatile organic compound (substances explicitly regulated by the Clean Air Act); it is an essential part of photosynthesis, an important component of our atmosphere and a byproduct of the human respiratory system. Thus any discussion referring to this regulation as making power plants “cleaner” is downright misleading.
In 2009, the EPA concluded greenhouse gases do endanger human health. This “endangerment finding” was outside of the legal context provided by the Clean Air Act, since the Act requires a reasonable approach that considers a real benefit to regulation of a “pollutant,” not merely negligible decreases in global temperature. Ironically, the EPA has not quantified any health benefits for the regulation of greenhouse gases whatsoever.
Good public policy and sensible environmental regulation weighs the cost and benefits of regulatory action. The costs of greenhouse gas regulation are well documented by both the EPA and independent research studies. They vary, yet all show significant costs. Meanwhile, the benefit of this specific regulation, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide, has not been calculated at all. Why? Because the EPA justifies the regulation with a decrease in global temperature decades in the future that, even according to EPA’s flawed science, will be negligible. Even if one accepts the scientific claims of climate change proponents, EPA’s own analysis shows that the regulations will have no substantive effect on reducing global temperatures. It is hard to calculate human health benefits when the EPA itself isn’t sure they exist.
To make the endangerment finding, EPA wove together three highly uncertain lines of evidence — temperature records, climate models, and understanding of large-scale physical phenomena — to create the false sense that it could be 90 percent certain of human caused global warming. Even more disconcerting is that the EPA ignored its own established process by refusing to submit its work for independent scrutiny by its Science Advisory Board (SAB) as required by the Clean Air Act. The SAB is a panel of top scientists from universities, research institutions and other highly regarded organizations, empowered by federal law to review any new “criteria document, standard, limitation, or regulation” that the EPA proposes to issue under the Clean Air Act. The EPA is legally required to have the SAB review its work on greenhouse gases, and the Agency broke the law by ignoring this obligation.
Despite any calculation of health benefits and any peer review of its endangerment finding, the EPA concludes that it is taking “common-sense steps” to limit carbon dioxide and ensure “a cleaner, safer and more modern power sector.” Obviously the EPA has learned the Washington game all too well; EPA wants you to follow the rules when it comes to big government regulations while they willfully ignore the rules themselves.
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One Response to All Cost No Benefit: EPA Proposes Carbon Dioxide Regulation for Power Plants
- Chuck Wiese says:
These people are despicable scientific illiterates that are an arm of the Obama power grab to centralize America to a form of facism/socialism.
Just do the math and you will see their claims about CO2 are baseless. At 389 ppmv, and assuming CO2 is a “well mixed” gas throughout the atmosphere, the mixing ratio of CO2 to a Kilogram of dry air is .595 grams. Integrating that mass to a zero pressure gives 1.24 x 10^-10 ppmv/tonne of CO2.
Even if you wiped out ALL of the USA’s annual carbon emissions, or spread the reduction globally ( which is impossible to ever achieve ) listed as 5.8 billion metric tonnes of CO2, that only reduces the annual growth of CO2 by .72 ppmv from an annual growth of 2.5 ppmv, which is 50% of annual emissions because of ocean uptake. No matter what the reduction strategy, the growth of atmospheric CO2 cannot be stopped unless the oceans cool off agian, which means, according to the failed modeling of CO2 to temperature, that the annual temperatures will continue upwards to catastrophic levels no matter what we do.
So the only real conclusion one can reach based upon real calculations and the EPA’s climate model projections, the human race is doomed not beacuse of human action, but the earth has just decided it’s all time we just go, and is outgassing the appropriate CO2 to kill us off.
It is obvious cliamte models are failed concepts that have the wrong sensitivity factor to CO2 and temperature, primarily because the physics in the modeling is wrong based upon positive water vapor feedback, and that “climate models” are a true mathematical absurdity with respect to being able to accurately describe earth atmosphere physical processes for large time intervals with the Navier Stokes equations. The EPA is engaging in scientific misconduct and fraud.
Chuck F. Wiese
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Environmental radicals put in place under Obama reign.. are now turning the screws to enforce draconian new regulations designed to reduce domestic energy production and increase costs for everything that requires energy.. everything. A high cost for nothing in return but a reduced standard of living for all.. while insulating the governing class from participation. More of same to follow.
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By Kelly OConnell Sunday, March 25, 2012
Everywhere today ring the shrill cries of liberals demanding “justice” for various groups—the poor, women, minorities, for environmental concerns, etc. This call sounds familiar since it resembles America’s traditional support for the destitute, widowed and orphaned. It’s a constant demand to do the “right” thing, as defined by leftism. Yet, on closer inspection, this appeal is not based upon any coherent theory of justice like “Natural Law.” In fact, it’s the exact opposite of traditional Western theory. Instead, this clever ploy manipulates the naive, proving a foil against Conservatism. So this sneaky tactic must be exposed as a hoax since following this charade has proved extraordinarily destructive.
One of the most obvious and predictable aspects of modern Marxist morality is how often public figures and prominent intellectuals slump into its welcoming arms when describing how things should work. This strange default sense insinuates real justice resides in the claims of leftism, wherever identified. For example, consider how multi-billionaire Warren Buffet morphed into an acolyte of economic justice, demanding other rich be forced to “pay their fair share” despite knowing they already do, while dodging billions in his own tax bills. This absurd and misleading gamesmanship is a mirage of ethical rectitude, opposite of the real Natural Law—used by the Founders to frame our Declaration and Constitution.
I. The Problem: Liberal “Natural Law” is a False Appeal to Fairness & Justice
A. No Good Life Without a Sound Theory of Justice
In classical rhetoric, a standard ancient debate involved the nature of the “Good Life.” But today it doesn’t seem to occur to leftists that there could ever be a debate over any important subject. The majority of liberal rhetoric involves broadcasting damning statements regarding society, then claiming those refusing liberal antidotes are shameful cretins. This should be seen for what it is—a fake appeal to “justice,” done in the style of Natural Law, but substituting Marxist standards as the goal. Yet, such manipulations are highly effective because most people want to do the right thing. The destructive power in this game results as Marxism is the actual opposite of Western values, a toxic substitute to life’s problems.
B. Ted Kennedy, Liberal Loudspeaker
The classic instance of such an appeal is found in Ted Kennedy’s sanctimonious 1980 DNC Convention speech. He said,
My fellow Democrats and my fellow Americans, I have come here tonight not to argue as a candidate but to affirm a cause. I’m asking you—I am asking you to renew the commitment of the Democratic Party to economic justice. I am asking you to renew our commitment to a fair and lasting prosperity that can put America back to work.
How can anyone criticize such words? After all, isn’t it important for politicians to demand we do the right thing? The answer is both obvious and misleading. First, as Aristotle said, it’s our job to do good and eschew evil. But the real question is, What is the Good? And how does Marxism’s idea of the Good compare with other theories?
C. Marxist Justice Versus Western Theories
1. A Transparent Lack of a Marxist Moral Code
An indisputable problem is raised for those comparing Marxism/ Socialism with rival theories. There is simply no exception-less moral center in Marxism as found in traditional Western beliefs. No socialist or Marxist analog to the Ten Commandments. Therefore, it’s impossible for Marxists to call out anyone else for not living up to “Marxist standards,” since there technically aren’t any.
This explains a strange phenomenon in the leftist manipulation game. For, when socialists excoriate others for failing to follow “just standards,” they always appeal to the ideals espoused by the target of this criticism. Recall how famed community organizer Saul Alinsky advised in his infamous Rules for Radicals:
Rule 4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”
2. Marxist Scholars Reveal Lack of Central Morality
One searches in vain for a “Socialist Ten Commandments,” that is—a central, unbreakable statement of Marxist laws. If it existed, such a leftist exposition of Marxist-derived Natural Law could be used to build a defensible ethical model. Instead, such books as Marxism and Morality: A Critical Examination of Marxist Ethics; Marxism and Morality; Marxism, Morality, and Social Justice; Their Morals And Ours: Marxist Versus Liberal Views On Morality; Marxist Ethics: A Short Exposition, etc—all testify to the utter absence of a true moral center in leftism from Marxist’s own mouths.
II. Problems in Pseudo-Natural Law Policy
But why is Marxism a false theory of justice? Well, how can anyone who stands for no firm ethical outline give anyone else grief over moral hypocrisy? Consider the following: First, the Declaration states just Government is built upon defense of “Life, Liberty, & Happiness”—a phrase taken from John Locke’s “Life, Liberty and Property.” Further, the US Constitution absolutely protects citizens from any government takings of property without compensation or due process—5th Amendment “…nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
Yet, socialism calls for economic justice, in the form of redistributive payments, influenced by Marx’s line from the Critique of the Gotha Program: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!” This requires property be taken from its owner without any recompense. This not only goes against foundational US law but, just as important—repudiates historical experience, common sense and basic fairness.
So, the main problem with Marxist theories of justice is that no absolute standard of the just was ever established by Karl Marx. Instead, his universal goal was the creation of holy revolution, somehow convinced things always improve after revolution. Now we must ask—What problems occur when liberals are allowed to influence and set policy in the name of Marxist morality? Let’s examine some policies adapted out of Marxist theory.
III. The Real Natural Law is Not a Codeword for Socialism
A. Defining Natural Law
What is the Natural Law, and why is it important? Concisely, because the Western theory of law and government is founded upon such ideas as the Rule of Law, Natural Rights & Constitutionalism, it is irreplaceably important. And this theory produced the fairest and most influential legal system ever conceived.
Certain elements provide a general outline. First, Natural Law has an essential moral element. Second, it usually encompasses biblical norms. Third, Natural Law takes on its characteristic elements via such thinkers as Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, and Locke, etc. Fourth, it is quite often presented as “Higher Law,” or the “Law Above the Law” and placed in opposition to a mere positive law regime.
B. Classic Definition of Natural Law
Natural Law is defined here by Hugo Grotius in De Jure Belli Ac Pacis, ie On the Law of War and Peace:
The law of nature [ius naturale] is a dictate of right reason which points out that an act, according as it is or is not in conformity with rational [and social] nature, has in it a quality of moral baseness or moral necessity; and that, in consequence, such an act is either forbidden or enjoined by the author of nature, God.
C. American Legal Roots as Natural Law
We correctly identify the US Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights as all quintessential Natural Law documents. Writes one author in Introduction to American Founding & Constitutionalism,
The prominence of natural rights in Early Modern thinkers played a crucial role for the founding documents of the American Republic. This rhetoric appears in the resolutions of the first Continental Congress in appeal to ‘the immutable laws of nature,’ and in the affirmation of the ‘unalienable rights’ of man in the Declaration of Independence. The Founders sought to secure the liberty and autonomy of citizens of the American Republic, and the Constitution and Bill of Rights display these inviolable rights of man.
D. Modern Liberal View of Natural Law
Many modern elites demand wholesale changes to the Constitution, or treat it as an irritating anachronism, only fit to be ignored. For instance, recall this exchange with then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (video):
Reporter: “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?
Pelosi: “Are you serious? Are you serious?”
Reporter: “Yes, yes I am.”
IV. Modern Man-Made Disasters of Marxist “Natural Law”
Following are problems caused by socialism replacing Natural Law.
A. State-Destroying Deficits
Deficits are now claimed “necessary” Marxist-styled social welfare spending, despite America’stechnical insolvency. President Obama gathered more debt in three years than President Bush did in eight, and will create $20 trillion in deficits. Critics claim any serious cuts, other than military, will “break the middle class.” But, if left unabated on Obama’s spending schedule, when will America stop being the world’s greatest economy? What will we have gained in exchange?
B. Increasing Application of Welfare Remedies
Given the length of the current recession, a direct result of poor economic policy, welfare spending is the highest ever, and rising:
Government dependence is a staggering 47%, highest level in American history, while 21 million households use food stamps. Government spending on food stamps in 2010 ($68 billion), double 2007, with 2011 to be even higher.
The question here, of course, is not how many were saved by welfare — since people do not starve to death in modern America — but how many promising lives were permanently derailed?
C. Regarding Earth as Absurdly Delicate
The leftist notion that earth is itself a living being (Gaia) which must be defended from the slightest “injury” is not derived from analytic science. Instead, this notion coalesced in the vacuum after departure of traditional religious belief. In fact, liberalism itself is a religion. (see Modern Liberalism’s Hidden Religious Foundations & The Sacrifices of the Religion of Liberalism)
The nonsensical fealty Obama directs towards Environmental & Global Warming cabals badly damages American energy independence while gasoline prices skyrocket. This is all a direct result of adherence to nonsensical Marxist ideology (Peak Oil Scam is Based Upon Ideological, Fact-Blind Liberalism, Global Warming hoax response reveals Obama’s shaky mental acumen & Global Warming Theory Not New, But Simple Reborn Malthusianism), seen most recently in his rejections of the 1.1 million barrel-a-day Keystone Pipeline. (see Malice in Wonderland as Barack’s Presidency Finally Runs Out of Gas).
D. Families Defined by State Action
It is a Marxist truism that even children have the right of free sexual expression; whereas adults may divorce ipso facto for any reason, or none. Since the 1960s, the number of common STD’s has leapt from 2 to 25. Meanwhile, half of adult Americans are single. The NY Times reports more children now born out of wedlock, than in it—as statistics show the jaw-dropping effects of fatherlessness. Marx would be thrilled as US institutions substitute as permanent parents.
E. Obamacare Cost
Universal healthcare is the greatest Marxist trope. Whether Obamacare is constitutional will be decided soon by SCOTUS. But it will break the bank, as its projected costs just doubled.
From 2013-2022, the CBO reports, costs of Obamacare are $1.76 trillion, twice the phony original number. It gets worse. Annual gross costs after 2021 are more than a quarter of $1 trillion every year—until the end of time. That, for a new entitlement in a country already drowning in $16 trillion of debt.
Liberal demands to redistribute wealth, etc. must never be accepted as axiomatically true, like Natural Law. Such demands must be treated like the toxic Marxist propaganda they are, and resisted strenuously, if the West is to survive at all.
Marxism is destruction. It destroys liberty, and exists only by force of the gun. There is no moral justification or defensible core values. As usual, this ideology relies upon deception and is constantly looking for ways to change the commonly used meaning of words- to pervert, mislead, and ultimately destroy freedom and justice for all.
Obama Ally Rep. Danny Davis Receives Award at Communist Party HQ
“He is one on the greatest congressmen in the country,” said President Obama. The reason, Obama told a Teamsters union rally in 2004, “is because he shares our values.”
At that time—just eight years ago—Congressman Danny Davis was continuing his efforts to help move then-State Senator Obama up the Chicago political food chain. It was also not that long ago—in fact just two weeks—that Congressman Davis was honored by People’s World, a news website, at the Communist Party U.S.A.’s headquarters in Chicago for a lifetime of “inspiring leadership.”
Upon receiving the People’s World “Chris Hani & Rudy Lozano Social Justice Award,” Davis reflected, “Rudy Lozano and I worked closely together to try and build and a relationship between Latino and African-American activists and union types…we called ourselves ‘Progressives.’”
Congressman Davis, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, was filmed receiving his award and exiting the Communist Party U.S.A. headquarters in Chicago on March 4, 2012. When questioned about his relationship with the Communist Party, Davis abruptly fled the scene, refusing to answer any further questions apart from the following exchange:
Cong. Davis: “I thought you’re just a citizen? Why are you worried about the Communist Party?”
Citizen Journalist: “I shouldn’t be worried about the Communist Party?”
Cong. Davis: “No.”
So is Davis’s lifetime achievement award, and subsequent speech at the Communist Party U.S.A. headquarters, something “just a citizen” should be concerned about? Is there no significance, as Davis suggests, in a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security’s gracious acceptance of this award? Further, why did President Obama suggest that Davis not only “was one of the greatest congressmen,” but also that he shares “our values?”
Further investigation into the nature of the award reveals that Chris Hani, one of the figures for whom Congressman Davis’s award was named, was an anti-apartheid activist and chief-of-staff in the armed branch of the African National Congress. Hani spent much of his life in exile from South Africa and received military training in the Soviet Union, returning to South Africa in 1990. In 1991, he took over the South African Communist Party, and in 1993 he was assassinated.
Like President Obama, Rudy Lozano, the other namesake of the award, was also a community organizer in Chicago. He was credited with bringing Latino voters to support the former mayor of Chicago, Harold Washington. Lozano was later shot to death in his home by Gregory Escobar for allegedly failing to pay off a $7,000 drug debt.
According to the Chicago Tribune, at a tribute event held at the University of Chicago for Lozano, “Richard Barnett, an aide on Washington’s mayoral campaign, said it was people like Lozano who built the foundation for Barack Obama’s historic run for the presidency.
“You have to have the grass-roots grunt work done, then you can have Barack Obama,” Barnett said. “That grunt work was done by Rudy and other folks of that era. If you want something, you have to fight for it, and that was Rudy.”
It seems the groundwork of Lozano and Davis that Barnett spoke of did indeed play a role in advancing Barack Obama’s political career. And in 1996, New Party News lists both Obama and Davis as members of the far left-wing branch of the Democrat Party, the “New Party.” After working within the New Party, Davis had won his Democratic primary for U.S. Congress in the Illinois 7th District and Barack Obama had won his primary for Illinois State Senate.
Davis tells the audience that then-State Senator Barack Obama is someone they “oughta get to know,” and proceeded to call Obama out on stage to address the crowd. Obama returned the favor, praising Davis as “one of the best congressmen in the whole country….because he shares our values.” Obama goes on to name several values now recognized synonymously with “social-justice.”
Given Obama’s effusive praise of Congressman Davis—and Davis’s connection with the Communist Party of Chicago—it seems we “oughta” take Davis’s advice and get to know more about both of these Chicago “New Party” radicals.
Cross Posted at Breitbart.com
|67% believe the Supreme Court should strike down the individual mandate
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|ABC News reports: Two-thirds of Americans say the U.S. Supreme Court should throw out either the individual mandate in the federal health care law or the law in its entirety, signaling the depth of public disagreement with that element of the Affordable Care Act. This ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that Americans oppose the law overall by 52-41 percent. And 67 percent believe the high court should either ditch the law or at least the portion that requires nearly all Americans to have coverage. The high court opens hearings on the law’s constitutionality a week from today.|
What this immigrant says about Communism in East Germany. Confiscation of businesses, banks, land and elimination of freedom of Religion. Forced labor..
Obama Calls Critics of His Alternative Energy Plans: ‘Founding Members of Flat Earth Society’
(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama likened Republican politicians who are calling for increased oil drilling and disparaging his efforts to subsidize the development of alternative energy soucres such as wind power, solar power and algae to “founding members of the Flat Earth Society.”
“Lately, we’ve heard a lot of professional politicians, a lot of the folks who are running for a certain office who shall go unnamed, they’ve been talking down new sources of energy,” Obama said Thursday at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland.
“They dismiss wind power. They dismiss solar power. They make jokes about biofuels. They were against raising fuel standards. I guess they like gas-guzzlers,” said Obama.
“They think that’s good for our future. We’re trying to move towards the future; they want to be stuck in the past,” he said. “We’ve heard this kind of thinking before. Let me tell you something. If some of these folks were around when Columbus set sail, they must have been founding members of the Flat Earth Society.”
“They would not have believed that the world was round,” said Obama. “We’ve heard these folks in the past. They probably would have agreed with one of the pioneers of the radio who said, ‘Television won’t last. It’s a flash in the pan.’ One of Henry Ford’s advisors was quoted as saying, ‘The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a fad.”
The invention of TV and invention of the automobile were not government subsidized as companies like the bankrupt solar panel firm Solyndra, and the bankrupt green battery maker Ener1, among other green energy companies that filed for bankruptcy after getting millions in subsidies from the federal government.
On Thursday, the national average price of gas was $3.82 per gallon for regular unleaded, according to AAA.
A New York Times/CBS News poll this week found Obama had a 41 percent approval rating.
The American Petroleum Institute has called for the administration to rescind an East Coast offshore drilling moratorium, allow drilling in deep water in the Atlantic, and allow for exploration along the West Coast and give companies access to the coastal plains of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The government has delayed drilling permits for offshore Alaska, despite leases being made available, according to the API.
“The administration says its policies have supported more development and that oil production is rising, but most of today’s production increases relate to projects begun before it came into office as well as to what is happening on state and private lands,” said Erik Milito, API’s group director for Upstream and Industry Operations, in a written statement. “Moreover, from 2009 to 2011, production from federal lands and federal waters combined declined significantly for both oil and natural gas.”
Obama went on to subtly reference GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s pledge to bring gas prices down to $2.50 per gallon.
“Every time prices start to go up–especially in an election year–politicians dust off their 3-point plans for $2.00 gas. I guess this year they decided, we’re going to make it $2.50,” Obama said. “I don’t know where–why not $2.40? Why not $2.10? But they tell the same story. They head down to the gas station; they make sure a few cameras are following them and then they start acting like we’ve got a magic wand and we will give you cheap gas forever if you just elect us.”