The good article below on The Daily Haymaker
presents a University of Texas study that debunks the lies being spread about the technique of "fracking" to obtain trapped natural gas resources. The opponents of this industry are also the ones opposed to the oil, coal, and nuclear power industries. They haven't met a fuel source or industry that they can support except the ones that cost huge subsidies, job losses, corruption, graft, and just don't work.
These opponents aren't simply "running on empty", they are selling the same phony "hope" that was peddled to the ignorant masses in 2008.
Some of our State Legislators just went on a "discovery mission" to learn about the technique of "fracking" and its pros & cons. Some of our County Commissioners will attend a conference on "fracking" at Duke University (which is undoubtedly going to push the mythical problems).
I hope our county and state legislators can see past the distortions and ideological agendas. I believe that they can.
Just as with the discredited "global warming", "cap and trade", and "climate change" mythology, the fanatical Gaians will cling to their own fables and lies. They will never admit the truth. The rational people are just going to have to learn to dismiss their false religion.
The Town Council of Southern Pine, NC, met in the Community Room of the Southern Pines Police Station on Pennsylvania Avenue at 3:00 PM on Monday, February 27, 2012.
The Council first heard from the new School System Superintendent, Aaron Spence, who gave a rambling speech that said little. The Council welcomed him.
Next, the Council heard a couple of zoning/development cases with the developers of new residential properties. The first has been, in my opinion, wronged by the Town. He has planned a "Single-Family-Attached" small development of 12 units. "Single-Family-Attached" is allowed under the Town's zoning and development ordinances in an areas zoned Residential. So, the developer was following the rule of law. He was playing by the written rules. However, the Planning Board intervened and questioned whether the "definition" of "Single-Family-Attached" duplicated certain "Multi-Family" uses. Consequentially, the developer was sent off to request a re-zoning to "Residential-Multifamily 2" with no guarantee of success. This is an injustice, and the Town disregarded its own ordinances acting, in my view, illegally.
Next, the Council moved on to a report with recommendations from the "Bike/Pedestrian Advisory Committee". The Committee presented a "half-baked" request for a "trial/test/demonstration" of modified back-in parking on a section of Broad Street near the Amtrak Station. In spite of the fact that prior proposals of this nature have met with opposition from the merchants and residents, the Council decided to "support" a "trial/test". But they sent the Committee back to talk with the affected merchants (whom the Committee had not even approached prior to making the request!), to plan out how the "trial" would be conducted, and how feedback would be collected, and what the success/failure criteria would be.
This entire matter is a waste of Town funds. Any of the "trial" options presented by the Committee would not prove feasibility on other portions of Broad Street. Further, the benefits of any such parking are, at best, debatable. The Council should have the courage to stifle this wasteful initiative once and for all. You can read or download the meeting packet here.
(P.S. Sorry for the delay in posting this article and video, but I had a very difficult time with the sound track. After much processing, and uploading the video six times, 4.5 hours each time, I think it's OK now.)
We discussed the issue of Eminent Domain here on February 25 -- specifically the Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2012
(H.R. 1433). Well, it passed the House
; now we'll see whether Harry Reid even lets it come up at all for discussion in his "Do Nothing Senate".
If you called or otherwise contacted our House members, thank you! Now it's time to put pressure on Senators Burr and Hagan!
This would be laughable -- pathetically laughable -- if it weren't a "serious" Congressional hearing. But when Nancy Pelosi is involved, you can be certain the crazies and loons are loose, and the fantasyland "testimony" is on full display.
This instance does not disappoint whatsoever in that regard. If you can stomach the spilth, take in the vile video below.
A Georgetown co-ed told Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s hearing
that the women in her law school program are having so much sex that they’re going broke, so you and I should pay for their birth control.
Speaking at a hearing held by Pelosi to tout Pres. Obama’s mandate that virtually every health insurance plan cover the full cost of contraception and abortion-inducing products, Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke said that it’s too expensive to have sex in law school without mandated insurance coverage.
Apparently, four out of every ten co-eds are having so much sex that it's hard to make ends meet if they have to pay for their own contraception, Fluke's research shows."Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy"
(Georgetown student insurance not covering contraception), Fluke reported.
It costs a female student $3,000 to have protected sex over the course of her three-year stint in law school, according to her calculations."Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school"
, Fluke told the hearing.
$3,000 for birth control in three years? That’s a thousand dollars a year of sex – and, she wants us
to pay for it.
. Where do you think the insurance companies forced to cover this cost get the money to pay for these co-eds to have sex? It comes from the health care insurance premiums that you and I pay.
But, back to this woman’s complaint that she’s spending $3,000 for birth control during her time in college:"For a lot of students, like me, who are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary,"
So, she earns enough money in just one summer to pays for three full years of sex. And, yes, they are full years – since she and her co-ed classmates are having sex nearly three times a day for three years straight, apparently.
At a dollar a condom if she shops at CVS pharmacy’s website, that $3,000 would buy her 3,000 condoms – or, 1,000 a year. (By the way, why does CVS.com list the weight of its condom products in terms of pounds?)
Assuming it’s not a leap year, that’s 1,000 divided by 365 – or having sex 2.74 times a day, every day, for three straight years. And, I thought Georgetown was a Catholic university
where women might be prone to shun casual, unmarried sex. At least its health insurance doesn't cover contraception (that which you subsidize, you get more of, you know).
And, that’s not even considering that there are Planned Parenthood clinics in her neighborhood that give
condoms away and sell them at a discount, which could help make her sexual zeal even more economical.
Besides, maybe, these female law students could cut back on some other expenses to make room for more birth control in their budgets, instead of making us pick up the tab. With classes and studying and all that sex, who's got time for cable?
And, let's not forget about these deadbeat boyfriends (or random hook-ups?) who are having sex 2.74 times a day. If Fluke's going to ask the government to force anyone to foot the bill for her friends' birth control, shouldn't it be these guys
All of this seems to suggest at least two important conclusions:
- If these women want to have sex, we shouldn't be forced to pay for it, and
- If these co-eds really are this guy crazy, I should've gone to law school!
Everyone should consider replicating this note on your gas station's pump. Simple, eloquent, effective, relevant, truthful -- and an inexpensive way to convey a potent message.
Just do it!
Supposedly the Democrats are growing confident
that they can capture a majority of the House of Representatives. The damage cannot be undone and the direction of the nation cannot be turned around without a complete and utter repudiation of socialism and statism by the American electorate.
The overgrown recipient class, the changing demographics from illegal immigration, the threat of economic collapse, the promise of turmoil and violence in the streets, the specter of looming wars, and the continuing peril of election fraud all combine to endanger the outcome of 2012. Constant propaganda continues unabated from a fully complicit media.
If the Democrats (who stand staunchly for the completion of Obama's promised transformation) retain the presidency or a majority in either house of Congress, the future of our nation and our way of life are direly jeopardized. This is not an overstatement. To survive and give our posterity a chance to enjoy the freedom and prosperity which we inherited from our forebears, we must completely and overwhelmingly reject the ideology of the Left and Progressives. There is far too much at stake. I do believe that we have come to a point of clash with eternal consequences. The outcome of this election could set the course for a new global dark age where the peasant masses are ruled with an iron fist by a regal aristocracy in utter subjugation. We are currently headed toward total statism worldwide.
I pray fervently that my fellow citizens will cast away this failed ideology. Else some day in some future, our posterity will be forced to somehow win their Liberty back from an all-powerful, overbearing state. Whether the lightning of the American Experiment can ever be re-kindled is
Henderson County has joined the growing list of local governments who are rejecting the tenets of "Sustainability", "SmartGrowth", etc. Henderson has, like our own Moore County Commission begun to reject and resist the policies which emanate from the Agenda 21 documents as handed down through the Federal Government and past NC State Legislatures.
Henderson County has rejected
the federally funded "Sustainable Communities" initiative. Hooray for these courageous Commissioners who are standing up for the Liberty and property rights of their citizens! Hooray for Gaston County, Moore County and Wake County -- all of whom have taken a stand! This is wonderful news.
Well, those "conspirators" in the United Nations and their network of "Non-Governmental Organizations" and "Inter-Governmental Organizations" are at it again!
Not content with the progress under "soft law" approaches, they have issued the new International Covenant on Environment and Development
in an attempt, as stated in the document itself, to transition from "soft law" to "hard law" through an intermediate step. They want "states" -- i.e, nations or countries -- to "sign on" to this International Covenant.
The "covenant" would bind member nations to incorporating Sustainable Development and Environmental Protections into all aspects of their own laws and policies. It outlines a number of "principles" which are intended to be incorporated into member nations' internal laws and into future "international laws".
The advocates of the Agenda for the 21st Century like to ridicule those who are sounding the alarm by pointing out that the U.N. and global organizations are not involved in local comprehensive land use plans, zoning ordinances, and unified development ordinances. However, all of these integrated concepts came out of the same international documents and have been incorporated into reference documents, "tool kits", templates and models that are employed by large consultants and local advocacy groups. These, in turn, help local planners, government officials and -- their favorite strategy -- unelected boards, commissions, and regional "authorities" to incorporate the policies and principles into local laws.
These policies will be showing up in Federal laws and regulations soon because the United States has been participating in this umbrella program since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and G.H.W. Bush. You can begin looking for the language and concepts to show up locally soon.
You can download and read the new International Covenant on Environment and Development, 4th Edition, using the link to the right. The document is in Adobe Acrobat format.
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On the Thursday, February 23 edition of Infowars Nightly News, host Paul Joseph Watson talks with Dr. Michael Coffman, CEO of Sovereignty International, who appears in Alex’s Endgame: Blueprint For Global Enslavement.
This is dangerous. If people fall for this, it will likely guarantee an Obama re-election. This is not associated in any way with the Tea Party!
A new "independent" political party is getting on the ballot
-- these people have gotten the new political party listed on the 2012 ballot in 16 states so far. They are currently gathering petition signatures in 11 more states, including North Carolina.
They are getting on the ballot even though they do not yet have a candidate. This has got to be a "split the vote spoiler" tactic. Please do not fall for it.
Would you be surprised to learn that the ObamaCare Pre-Existing Condition Plan is costing twice as much as was predicted
by our crack Federal actuarial estimators back in 2010. So much for CBO accuracy...
Every thing about this legislation was lies, illegitimate, un-Constitutional, immoral, unethical, and dangerous.
I'm going to spend another day of my life in Washington, D.C. on March 27
to let our Supreme Court and Congressional representatives know how much I despise ObamaCare and to encourage the Supreme Court to stand up for the Constitution which they are sworn to protect and defend. Won't you come with us?
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