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Recession Hits Next Door

fiscal cliff_02 Canada is now officially acknowledged to be in recession. From AFP we read: “Canada officially enters recession.” Reeling from low oil prices, Canada fell into a recession in the first half of the year, government data confirmed Tuesday, putting Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the defensive in the run-up to October elections. According to Statistics Canada, the economy contracted 0.5 percent in the second quarter after retreating 0.8 percent in the previous three months. It Read more [...] Continue reading →

Fake CIA Agent and Real EPA Liar Gets Sentenced

epa logo He was a fake CIA agent who managed to get paid for doing no work for the EPA. The man Bob Allen wrote about back in February is finally getting sentenced for his frauds. John C. Beale was a fake CIA agent who deceived his boss so that he didn’t have to do any work but still got paid. Why did he do it? He claims he did it for the money but he also confesses he did it for the thrill: NBC News reports, The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change was sentenced Read more [...] Continue reading →

Eurocrats Increase Carbon Emissions by Cap and Trade Scheme

carbon tax Those brilliant Eurocrats created a financial incentive through the U.N. to increase carbon emissions. There is no way that many powerful planners did not foresee this happening. I can only assume they didn’t care. Perhaps they got kickbacks and they actually wanted the system to work the way it is, in fact, working. Pretending this is a surprise is like pretending no one foresaw Greece becoming a huge financial problem when they were admitted into the EU. Lets rehearse how Cap and Trade Read more [...] Continue reading →

Barack Obama Orders Energy Companies, Conservatives to Fall in Line

solar panels All energy companies should bow to his immense wisdom about the entire future of the global environment and economy. Having just suggested that Obama may be deliberately antagonizing conservatives by sounding completely arrogant, let me now hasten to add that there is no doubt that the President is the incarnation of arrogance and self-worship. How else could a man with his track record demand submission from energy companies and conservatives? How could he not realize how stupid he sounds? Yet Read more [...] Continue reading →

Greenpeace Attacks Barack Obama for Allowing Arctic Drilling

obama big oil The president of Greenpeace calls Obama “deeply hypocritical” for letting Shell do Arctic drilling while touring Alaska to oppose global warming. You notice how the media can pump up a minority position by simply treating them as if they are worth paying attention to. The seventh Planned Parenthood video has been released and many still don’t know anything about it. Greenpeace grumbles and it makes headlines. Politico gives us a clever headline: “Greens decry Obama’s Shell game.” See Read more [...] Continue reading →

Clean Energy Jobs Act: Take the Money and Run

sowell understand politics Taxes were raised on the promise that the Clean Energy Jobs Act would create jobs. Didn’t happen. No one in government cares. While crime is almost always an application of laziness, people who commit crimes for their primary or secondary income do often learn to work. They try not to get caught. They know it is possible that they might get caught. They have every incentive to be careful and cautious. People who work scams will try to avoid running into their earlier victims. They will move Read more [...] Continue reading →

Barack Obama Doubling Down on the Solyndra Model

solar panels Liberals think the next Solyndra will work if only the President enacts enough regulations. The only lesson Liberals in power are capable of “learning,” it seems, is that they didn’t use enough power the last time they failed. If they had only found a way to provide more money, regulate more strictly, tax more heavily, or exercise more power in some other way, then all their plans would succeed. Failures never teach them that their plans were wrong but only that they need to try again with Read more [...] Continue reading →

Sixteen States Reject Energy Regulations that Will Destroy Their Economies

obama-tuxedo The states reject energy regulations that Barack Obama is imposing on the nation. Reading the Associated Press story, I wonder how Barack Obama thinks he can get away with this. Does he want a Republican to win the presidency in 2016? Every Republican candidate should spell out how energy prices are going to be jacked up by the President’s use of executive authority. Sixteen states want nothing to do with it. The campaign to stop President Barack Obama's sweeping emissions limits on power Read more [...] Continue reading →

EPA: Too Many Black People Will Soon Be Cooking Food in Africa unless We Stop Them

sanger weeds The EPA is claiming that black people having children are a threat to the climate and our environment. Thanks go to Infowars because their video showed up in my Twitter feed and sent me looking for the story: The US environmental protection agency is going to spend $1.5 million of your tax payer dollars on a stove intervention in Africa. Suddenly the cooking method humans have been using for millennia is now an existential threat. Meanwhile, the President will be flying to the arctic to lecture Read more [...] Continue reading →

Barack Obama Not Finished Impoverishing Americans for Planet

obamaPen The President is going to impose still more burdens on energy, impoverishing Americans even faster. Newser.com reports, “Obama to Unveil New Climate Change Plan: Officials.” President Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from US power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said today, in what the president called the most significant step the US has ever taken to fight global warming. A year after proposing unprecedented carbon dioxide Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Stock Market v. the Economy

stock market What is good for the stock market is not necessarily good for the American people. Sometimes the stock market reveals economic reality. A sudden plunge usually means that people are realizing that economic productivity was being grossly exaggerated. So now they are making a “correction.” [See also, “Did the Stock Market Receive a Secret Bailout?”] But other times the stock market is a distraction from economic reality. Here is an example: “Stocks Are Mixed as Crude Oil Closes Worst Read more [...] Continue reading →

National Black Chamber of Commerce: EPA Rules Will Impoverish Minorities

coal The National Black Chamber of Commerce wants to know how minorities will be able to afford energy after EPA regs spike prices. I realize that Liberals will probably scoff at the National Black Chamber of Commerce as a “conservative” organization. But they never care about bias when they get support from Liberal black organizations. Besides, their statement is just common sense. Poor people will be devastated when energy prices are forced upward. But another factor will be jobs. If power Read more [...] Continue reading →