Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Is Going Green the Way to Go?

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A German push to create so-called “green jobs” has collapsed.
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Going Green In The Name of Tyranny
Gabriella Hoffman | Jul 18, 2014
It’s undeniable that most, if not all, Americans want to preserve and protect the environment.
No one truly wants to live in squalor or breathe in dirty air. No one truly intends to destroy nature or kill all wildlife. No one truly desires to harm the planet.
Modern-day environmentalism is perceived as a benign, "hip" cause. All the celebrities are doing it, so it must be great—right? On the surface "going green" seems harmless. We’re told that "going green" will absolve us for our supposed transgressions against the environment. Certainly Mother Earth will forgive us for developing our beautiful planet while creating opportunities for prosperity and social advancement!
What could possibly be wrong with the green lifestyle?
Green on the outside yet red on the inside, modern-day environmentalism is an anti-life, anti-fun, and anti-progress movement. Peel away the "protect the planet" façade to discover its eco-socialist core. Heritage Foundation’s Stephen Moore beautifully summarizes the goal of today’s environmentalist movement:
The dirty little secret of the modern environmental movement is that it has become a luxury good for the uber-rich. Its policies—from carbon taxes, to renewable energy standards, to crushing regulations on coal plants—would impose high costs on the people who can least afford to pay the green tab.
Support offshore drilling or commercial fishing? Shamu and other marine life will be killed off! Reject the idea of "climate change" and its alleged anthropogenic nature? Apparently, it’s grounds for being arrested. Like eating Krispy Kreme Donuts? Forget it—their company is largely responsible for deforestation. Think the world isn’t overpopulated? Wrong—population control is needed to reduce poverty.
In February 2014, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore—a Canadian ecologist
and business consultant who served as a member of the group from 1971-86—testified before the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee. He noted how the Left hijacked environmentalism and said, "After 15 years in the top committee I had to leave as Greenpeace took a sharp turn to the political left, and began to adopt policies that I could not accept from my scientific perspective. Climate change was not an issue when I abandoned Greenpeace, but it certainly is now."
The largest enabler of eco-socialism is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is more affectionately known as the Employment Prevention Agency. Born out of executive order signed into law by President Richard Nixon on December 20, 1970, the EPA was originally created to promote conservation and protect the health of Americans. Today, that is not the case. When it’s not instructing employees to stop defecating in hallways, spending millions on conferences, or tinkering with lost emails, the EPA is engaged in a full-fledged war on jobs, oil, fishing, and hunting, among many things.
Heartland Institute’s Jay Lehr, who encouraged the creation of the EPA, notes the department’s radical shift from its original purpose:
Activist groups realized the agency could be used to alter our government by coming down heavily on all human activities regardless of their impact on the environment. From approximately 1981 onward, EPA rules and regulations became less about science-based environmental protection and more about advancing extraneous ideological agendas.
In August 2010, the Center for Biological Diversity and four other organizations petitioned the EPA to ban all lead in fishing tackle and ammunition under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), because lead is supposedly evil. Groups like Keep America Fishing and National Shooting Sports Foundation immediately voiced concern and pressured the EPA to not pursue a ban on lead tackle and ammunition. Why? Environmentalist groups resorted to fear mongering and lied about lead’s effects. A November 2008 study from the U.S. Centers for Disease concluded that "some individuals who eat a great deal of wild game may have lower blood lead levels than some other individuals who eat little or no wild game but who have other sources of lead exposure." Had corresponding legislation been considered, industries beyond hunting and fishing—namely law enforcement, military, and target shooting—would have been adversely affected.
Additionally, the EPA has repeatedly tried to label water as a pollutant. They were successfully defeated in January 2013 when a case filed by the Virginia Department and Transportation and Fairfax County sued the EPA for overstepping its bounds in trying to regulate stormwater that flows into Fairfax County’s Accotink Creek.
What can be done to curb the tide of eco-socialism without hurting the environment?
First and foremost, the EPA should be abolished or at least overhauled. It has too much wrest over our lives and doesn’t have small business interests in mind. Secondly, alternative views on "climate change" need to be encouraged and welcomed. Studies confirm that the "climate change" theory is largely exaggerated and that change in climate can’t be solely attributed to humans. Thirdly, sustainable conservation through fishing and hunting should also be discussed. Those of us who fish and hunt desire to conserve our surroundings. Whenever we invest in licenses, gear, guns, or supplies, proceeds help support conservation efforts.
Radical environmentalism is a consequence of big government policies. Rather than helping the environment, government is harming the environment with its burdensome tax code, its restrictive policies, and its embrace of Marxism. Instead, free-market environmentalism is the best alternative. Why? It suggests private property rights, free enterprise, and limited government solutions best preserve and help protect the environment.
Green is the new red, and it must be crushed.
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Wind Turbines take terrible toll on animals
Health issues such as sleep disturbance, sleep deprivation, dizziness, tinnitus, and constant headaches in humans have been ignored by the main stream media who is eager to promote "clean" solar and wind energy generation

June 23, 2014
I’ve recently reported on the bizarre behavior of animals, 1,600 miscarriages, and fetal deformities at a mink farm in Denmark after the installation and full operation on September 2013 of four 3-MW VESTAS wind turbines within a short distance (328 m) from Kaj Bank Olesen’s fur farm.
Mark Duchamp, Chairman of World Council on Nature, released an update on June 23, 2014 that farmer Olesen now believes that when the wind blows from the South West where the wind turbines are located, "mother minks attack their own puppies." Olesen put down over twenty mink pups and forty are under observation because of deep bites.
The online Aoh.Dk referenced how, since the wind turbines "began to spin last fall, the number of stillbirths and deformed puppies increased fivefold." Farmer Kaj Olesen Bank also explained, "The proportion of females that refused to mate has quadrupled as compared to last year when there were no wind turbines behind his mink farm."
You could argue that we are not mink and should not worry that low-frequency
vibrations created by wind turbines are harmful to humans. After all, green energy proponents keep reassuring us that wind and solar energy is harmless to the planet and to adjacent populations. When animals such as minks, cattle, sheep, goats, and horses, exposed to wind turbines 24/7, become aggressive, die en masse, abort their fetuses, some with developmental malformations, and attack their young, it is time to ask ourselves, what are wind turbines doing to the human body? The "wind turbine syndrome" is not just hypochondria as the wind industry and the environmental lobby explained.
Officials in Taiwan reported that 400 animals died due to sleep deprivation after the installation of eight wind turbines close to their grazing area. Farmer Kuo Jing-shan was left with 250 goats from the original 700 he owned before the wind turbines were installed. Taipower admitted no wrongdoing but "offered to pay for part of the costs of building a new farmhouse elsewhere."
In Ontario, Canada, local deer were reported as "agitated and awake all night," "birds were flying all day rather than going to roost," and "seals suffered miscarriages."
In Nova Scotia, David and Debi Van Tassell believed that the low-frequency hum of the wind turbines installed in the vicinity of their Ocean Breeze emu farm killed many of their birds after the first turbine went into operation in 2009. The emus were not sleeping and running in pens day and night, losing weight. The remaining birds, which cost $3,000 a pair, were sold for $100 each.
Another study described the case of Lusitanian horses who suffered deformities not attributed to any disease but seemingly connected to the installation of wind turbines nearby. "All horses (N=4) born or raised after 2007 developed asymmetric flexural limb deformities. WT (wind turbines) began operations in November 2006. No other changes (construction, industries, etc.) were introduced into the area during this time.
The low-frequency sound and the constant thump-thump have caused some people to abandon their homes located in the vicinity of wind farms. Health issues such as sleep disturbance, sleep deprivation, dizziness, tinnitus, and constant headaches in humans have been ignored by the main stream media who is eager to promote "clean" solar and wind energy generation.
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Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh, (Romanian Conservative) is a freelance writer (Canada Free Press, Romanian Conservative, usactionnews.com), author, radio commentator (Silvio Canto Jr. Blogtalk Radio, Butler on Business, The Liberty Express, Free Market Radio, and Republic Broadcasting Network), and speaker. Her book, "Echoes of Communism, is available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Short essays describe health care, education, poverty, religion, social engineering, and confiscation of property. A second book, "Liberty on Life Support," is also available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. A third book, "U.N. Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy," is a best seller at Amazon.com under Globalism, Politics, and Environmental Policy.
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The next article - sounds good but ....
10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Earth

Going green is easier than you think. There are little things you can do every day to help reduce greenhouse gases and make a less harmful impact on the environment. Taking care of the Earth is not just a responsibility -- it's a privilege. In that spirit, HowStuffWorks came up with 10 things you can do to help save the Earth.
1. Pay attention to how you use water. The little things can make a big difference. Every time you turn off the water while you're brushing your teeth, you're doing something good. Got a leaky toilet? You might be wasting 200 gallons of water a day [Source: EPA]. Try drinking tap water instead of bottled water, so you aren't wasting all that packaging as well. Wash your clothes in cold water when you can.
2. Leave your car at home. If you can stay off the road just two days a week, you'll reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 1,590 pounds per year [Source: EPA]. Combine your errands -- hit the post office, grocery store and shoe repair place in one trip. It will save you gas and time.
3. Walk or ride your bike to work, school and anywhere you can. You can reduce greenhouse gases while burning some calories and improving your health. If you can't walk or bike, use mass transit or carpool. Every car not on the road makes a difference.
4. Recycle.You can help reduce pollution just by putting that soda can in a different bin. If you're trying to choose between two products, pick the one with the least packaging. If an office building of 7,000 workers recycled all of its office paper waste for a year, it would be the equivalent of taking almost 400 cars off the road [Source: EPA].
5. Compost. Think about how much trash you make in a year. Reducing the amount of solid waste you produce in a year means taking up less space in landfills, so your tax dollars can work somewhere else. Plus, compost makes a great natural fertilizer. Composting is easier than you think.
6. Change your light bulbs. Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) last 10 times longer than a standard bulb and use at least two-thirds less energy. If you're shopping for new appliances or even home electronics, look for ENERGY STAR products, which have met EPA and U.S. Department of Energy guidelines for energy efficiency. In 2006, the ENERGY STAR program saved energy equivalent to taking 25 million cars off the road and saved Americans $14 billion in utility costs [Source: ENERGY STAR]. (Learn more about proper disposal of CFLs.)
7. Make your home more energy efficient (and save money). Clean your air filters so your system doesn't have to work overtime. Get a programmable thermostat so you aren't wasting energy when you aren't home. When you go to bed, reduce the thermostat setting -- you won't miss those extra degrees of heat or air conditioning while you're asleep.
8. Maintain your car. Underinflated tires decrease fuel economy by up to three percent and lead to increased pollution and higher greenhouse gas emissions [Source: EPA]. Underinflation also increases tire wear, so it will save you money in the long run if you're good about checking your tire pressure.
9. Drive smarter. Slow down -- driving 60 miles per hour instead of 70 mph on the highway will save you up 4 miles per gallon. [Source: Consumer Guide Automotive]. Accelerating and braking too hard can actually reduce your fuel economy, so take it easy on the brakes and gas pedal.
10.Turn off lights when you're not in the room and unplug appliances when you're not using them. It only takes a second to be environmentally conscious.
More Great Links
Planet Green
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
ENERGY STAR
TreeHugger: Paper or Plastic Bags
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Also See:
Environmentalists & the Green Agenda
05 March 2010
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.com/2010/03/environmentalists-green-agenda.html
and
The Real Agenda of the Environmentalists!
(Part 1)
23 June 2011
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.com/2011/06/real-agenda-of-environmentalists.html
and
(Part 2)
31 August 2011
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2011/08/real-agenda-of-environmentalists-part-2.html
and
Cap and Trade Carbon Emissions Bill, Global Warming - Who Benefits?
07 July 2009
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.com/2009/07/global-cooling-not-global-warming.html
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