Mandatory Recycling

Bring this to my home of Denver and I’ll be easy to spot.

I’ll be the guy driving down I-25 chugging cans of Mountain Dew just so I can chuck the empties out the window.

I’m pretty sure such a requirement would cause me to pop a vein in my head and throw me into full on anti-dirt eater mode.

Let’s also not forget about the economy and the additional cost to people that would come from such a program.

Pueblo Chieftain

The Pueblo City Council will create another citizen panel to explore a controversial issue in the community. […]

Now, council wants the issue of mandated recycling examined.
Waste Connections has made a pitch to the city and Pueblo County to enact ordinances that require either local trash haulers or residents participate in a recycling program.

 

Global Warming Requires Civil Disobedience On A Cold Frigg in’ Day

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While some were organizing tea parties all across the nation to speak out against bailouts, a looming 3.6 trillion dollar budget and this nations march towards socialism, others were organizing civil disobedience in protest of climate change.

EP Online

A national coalition of more than 40 environmental, public health, labor, social justice, faith-based, and other advocacy groups on Feb. 3 announced plans to engage in civil disobedience at the Capitol Power Plant in Washington D.C. on the afternoon of March 2. The Capitol Climate Action (CCA), the largest mass mobilization on global warming in the country’s history, reflects the growing public demand for bold action to address the climate and energy crises.

March 2nd… hey whudda know, that’s today.

Let’s check the weather.

AP

Up to 7 inches of snow was expected through Monday morning in areas of Maryland, northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., where Mayor Adrian Fenty declared a snow emergency.

Guess you’ll have to break out the parkas for this particular protest.

 

Green Energy Economy… 40 Years From Now

Barack Obama came to the city I call home today (well, yesterday as it’s after midnight now) and signed his socialist porkulus spending bill into law.

As he did this I attended a rally against the turning of America into a socialist sate (Michelle Malkin has much better photos).

When I returned home I watched the replay of Barack Obama’s 18 min sales pitch.

The president was introduced by Blake Jones who is the head of Namaste Solar.

RMN

Jones recounted his company’s history – its quick growth from three employees to 50, and then dramatic cuts that followed last fall’s economic collapse. Without the stimulus bill, he said, he would have been forced to lay off workers. With it, he expects to increase his work force by 20 percent this year and 40 percent in 2010.

Dr. Craig Taylor may have a wake up call for Namaste Solar.

Craig Taylor is physics professor at the Colorado School of Mines and the associate director of the Colorado Energy Research Institute.

Craig believes it could be sometime before this kind of energy is to be in wide scale use.

Craig looks to be a supporter of green energy sources, but a realistic supporter.

9News Denver

He says even with the lower cost of solar energy, the future of it is not all that positive.

"If you go down that curve here in Colorado, you might be looking at 20, 30, 40 years or even more," Taylor said.

Taylor says the biggest problem is that coal is so inexpensive that solar energy just cannot compete.

"China is building one coal fired power plant every 10 days," he said.

There’s no doubt that solar energy works, but Taylor says it always comes back to cost.

"We’re not there. But if we don’t try and try really hard and throw some resources at it, we’ll never be there," he said.

No offense to Mr. Craig or Mr. Jones, surely they are much more informed about this topic than I am, but I do have a question.

I recall a field trip when I was 10 (1978) years old.

We went to one home, one business and one school all three of which had hideous solar panels on their exterior. 

We were told that solar energy was the future and it was so because of necessity.  Oil and coal supplies would be gone by the time I was 20. We were also told there was a fairly big problem, in essence that this technology would not be a go for another twenty to thirty years.

(Way to scare the crap out of little kids btw… tell them their source of heat and source of power for the family car and the school bus would be gone in 10 years with no solution for about 20 years.)

So my question is, why should I believe you?

Why should I believe that this is viable in any way when it is always 20 or more years off?

How much more in resources (by which I assume you mean money) must we throw at it? We’ve been throwing money at it at least since I was in elementary school, it sure doesn’t look like we’ve gotten more than a few steps closer to a reality of solar energy being viable since my 1978 field trip.

For the greenie dirt eating tree huggers, I’ve another question.

Why promote something such as solar energy when it is causing such destruction to the earth?

The production of polysilicon, which solar panels require, has a by product of silicon tetrachloride. Silicon tetrachloride is devastating the environment  in China and other areas and must be completely avoided by human beings.

None of your green energies are good for the earth, none.

Wind farms demand the destruction of hundreds of acres of land to produce reasonable amounts of energy, tons of concrete and steel are needed to construct those farms.

Bio fuels are the cause of deforestation all across the globe in order to clear land to grow the needed plants to produce palm oils, etc. Not to mention that here in America we are burning our food sources (corn) in our autos.

Do America and the world a favor.

A favor that would be good for the earth, the energy needs of people and good for our wallets, promote nuclear energy.

 

My Wife and I Are Four Over The Limit, Making Us Completely Irresponsible

I own a big O’l environmental footprint and mother earth is torked off at myself and my wife as we’ve six children.

I can only hope Al Gore also hates us!

Times On Line

COUPLES who have more than two children are being “irresponsible” by creating an unbearable burden on the environment, the government’s green adviser has warned.

Jonathon Porritt, who chairs the government’s Sustainable Development Commission, says curbing population growth through contraception and abortion must be at the heart of policies to fight global warming. He says political leaders and green campaigners should stop dodging the issue of environmental harm caused by an expanding population.

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“I am unapologetic about asking people to connect up their own responsibility for their total environmental footprint and how they decide to procreate and how many children they think are appropriate,” Porritt said.

May each of our children also leave a big environmental footprint and may mother earth hate each and every one of them!

 

Price Of Milk May Increase .08 cents Per Gallon Due To Dairy Cow Flatulence Tax

Okay, that may be a little overly descriptive, but is, for the most part, accurate. I say for the most part because the over all plan also covers pig flatulence and perhaps other critters as well.

While apparently the plan is no where near actually being enacted, just the fact that some dirt eater thought of it is disturbing. Though I suppose it should not be all that surprising considering that in 2006 the United Nations released a document which identified cattle as the greatest threat to the climate.

The Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the EPA would:

give the EPA the authority to regulate greenhouse gas for not only greenhouse gas from manmade sources like transportation and industry, but also “stationary” sources which would include livestock.

The article continues,

The New York Farm Bureau assigned a price tag to the cost of greenhouse gas regulation by the EPA in a release last month.

“The tax for dairy cows could be $175 per cow, and $87.50 per head of beef cattle. The tax on hogs would upwards of $20 per hog,” the release said. “Any operation with more than 25 dairy cows, 50 beef cattle or 200 hogs would have to obtain permits.”

Business and Media Institute

Disturbingly stupid.

I should note that in all actuality the bulk of methane released by cattle comes from the front end of the animal rather than the… other end.

 

Shut Your Tree Hugging Mouth And Let Me Enjoy Christmas!

Can’t we get one dang day a year without some group of dirt eating tree huggers spewing their Al Gore gospel at us!?

I understand the following was meant for Australians but it still is highly annoying.

Courier Mail

SCIENTISTS have warned that Christmas lights are bad for the planet due to huge electricity waste and urged people to get energy efficient festive bulbs.

CSIRO researchers said householders should know that each bulb turned on in the name of Christmas will increase emissions of greenhouse gases.

I don’t even put up lights except on our Christmas tree, next year I’m decking out the whole dang house.

Can you not be a bunch of green meanies for one friggin day?

 

Global Warming Rocks

I love winter (though I do admit I am not at all sad that I am not spending this winter working outside as I did last winter)!

Winter 2008 officially began yesterday and we sure have gotten off to a good start!

Summer is miserable, heat is oppressive and it is illegal to go about in the nude simply because you would like to cool down. Not to mention it would just be rude of me to run about testing testing the gag reflex of my fellow citizens when they saw me approaching.

In the Winter I can add or remove layers of clothing as needed to remain mostly comfortable.

North America is currently loving winter embrace and I love it.

Global warming rocks, if this is the result of global warming (which I’ve been hearing that it is) then I’m going to go out and let my automobiles idle in the driveway, feed my family nothing but refried beans and run about outside with one can of hairspray in each hand spraying them into the air.

Click on the image to see today’s temperatures around North America.

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