Try to Ignore Earth Day – Tea Party Nation

Try to Ignore Earth Day – Tea Party Nation.

 

By Alan Caruba

 

Try to ignore Earth Day, April 22. It won’t be easy. The print and broadcast media will engage in an orgy of environmental tall tales and the usual end-of-the-world predictions. It will scare the heck out of youngsters and bore the heck out of anyone old enough to know that we have had to endure the lies that hide the agendas that have driven the Greens since 1970 when the event was first proclaimed.

 

The Earth is 4.5 billion years old. It is the third planet from the Sun and fifth-largest of the eight other planets that orbit it. It is the only planet in our galaxy that has life on it and it has an abundance of mineral resources as well as water and the fecundity to grow crops and maintain livestock to sustain the human race.

 

The climate on Earth is entirely dependent on the natural cycles of the Sun. Despite four decades of being told that the Earth was going to heat up due to greenhouse gas like carbon dioxide and methane, we are currently in a cooling cycle and no child born since 1997 has ever experienced a single day of the dreaded “global warming.”

 

Humans play a very small role affecting the Earth’s climate although, for example, deforestration is one way it has affects it. Other than cutting down trees, another way is to put the government in charge of vast acres of forest. It has a long record of failing to manage them well to the point where diseases and pests render the trees so weak that wildfires wipe out what would otherwise have thrived.

 

Otherwise, the Earth is and always has a been a very volatile place, subject to a variety of extraordinary natural events such as hurricanes, tsunamis, blizzards, floods, droughts, tornadoes, and earthquakes. The only thing humans can do is clean up and rebuild.

 

What has mostly changed for humans has been the discovery of energy sources that have transformed and enhanced their lives. Coal, initially, followed by oil and natural gas. All are carbon based, but then, so are humans and other life forms.

 

The Greens call them “fossil fuels” and some refer to “dirty coal” or seek to demonize “Big Oil.” Between 2007 and 2012, three U.S. oil companies paid a total of $289.7 billion in corporate income taxes. Until the Obama administration took power, coal provided fifty percent of all the electricity Americans used. Completely bogus “science” cited by the Environmental Protection Agency has been used to shut down coal-fired plants and close down coal mines. And, in concert with costly, unpredictable and unreliable “renewable” energy, wind and solar, have driven up the cost of electricity for everyone.

 

According to a study by the Heritage Foundation, released in March, over the next two decades the EPA’s climate rules aimed at reducing “global warming” (which is not occurring) will cost the economy $2.23 trillion. An estimated 600,000 jobs will be lost. The jobs that would be created by the Keystone XL pipeline have been waiting five years for the White House to approve the project.

 

As mentioned, it has been the many inventions that utilize the energy sources the Greens want to “leave in the ground” that have totally transformed the lives of Americans and others throughout the world. What Earth Day is really about is not the improvement of life, but limits that will reduce the world’s population. The one thing all environmentalists agree upon is that there are too many humans. This is a form of fascism that goes back to the creation of the communist/socialist economic systems, none of which have provided the level of prosperity that capitalism has. Even Communist China has adopted the capitalist model.

 

The other agenda Greens agree upon is that the government should own and control every square inch of the nation’s (and world’s) landmass. That is why climate change is part of the United Nations’ intention to become the single world government. It is home to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that has clung to the global warming hoax since they invented it in the late 1980s.

 

Recently, the IPCC released another report claiming “climate change” will melt polar ice, cause the oceans to rise dramatically, generate extreme weather conditions, et cetera. There have always been extreme weather conditions somewhere and the rest of the IPCC claims are just great big lies that have been around for decades.

 

Along the way, environmental organizations such as Greenpeace, Sierra Club, and Friends of the Earth, among countless others of comparable or lesser size have received millions in membership dues, donations, the sale of products, and from the assets that many own. Many, like Greenpeace, enjoy a non-profit status. For example, in 2011, Greenpeace took in $27,465,948 and had assets of $4,653,179. Multiply that against all the others and it adds up to billions.

 

Green organizations represent a very big business that is constantly at war with legitimate businesses in the energy, manufacturing, and agricultural sectors, seeking to impose laws and regulations that cost them and consumers billions every year.

 

If you’re a parent take some time to explain to younger children that the Earth is very old and not going to suffer the claims Greens repeat and repeat. As for everyone else, just try to ignore the Earth Day deluge. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.

 

© Alan Caruba, 2014

Federal Judge: BLM Engaged In A Criminal Conspiracy Against Ranchers

Originally posted on Flyover-Press.com:

John Locke’s philosophies were central to the founding of America. First is the Self-Ownership Axiom (we each own ourselves). Emanating from that is the “homesteading principle” which holds that if a self-owning individual finds a previously unclaimed resource and mixes his labor (sweat was Locke’s term) with that resource, the resulting product is a part (extension) of him and is therefore his property. Once property rights originate, the owner can do with the property as he chooses as long as it does not aggress against someone else or his property.

Exactly like the E. Wayne Hage case (see below), after over 100 years, there is no doubt but what Bundy is the rightful owner at least of the grazing and water rights on that land and owes the FedGov no “rent” for the use of his own property. His so-called “grazing fee” is nothing but an illegal, immoral tax on…

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Charlie Daniels: Harry Reid Should Be In Jail For ‘Impersonating An American’

Originally posted on Socialism is not the Answer:

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Photo via Conservative Firing Line

 

Weasel Zippers

An amazing lifelike replica of a slug would be accurate.

Via Examiner:

On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called supporters of the Bundy ranch “domestic terrorists” and questioned their patriotism. Country music star Charlie Daniels responded the same day with a tweet saying Reid should be in jail for “impersonating an American.”

“Harry Reid you should be put in jail for impersonating an American,” he tweeted.

“Ouch!” the Twitchy staff wrote. A number of people agreed.

“AMEN Charlie!! I second that motion,” one person said.

“Please keep the light shined on this cockroach @SenatorReid & his punk kids too @CharlieDaniels -you’ve got a powerful torch to do it,” another person added.

Others suggested Obama also be thrown in jail. One Twitter user said that Reid would have been hung for his actions in the days of the wild west.

As we…

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Obama deliberately emboldening America’s enemies

Originally posted on Socialism is not the Answer:

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Fox News

All Americans should be aware of some very disturbing events that speak to the state of terrorism, the strength of al Qaeda and our nation’s security. In light of the danger unfolding around us, we also need to question whether or not President Obama’s administration is serious about confronting what is clearly a gathering storm, or whether, in fact, his policies are encouraging those who wish to harm us.

One of the more shocking events illustrating the growing strength of al Qaeda is the release of a video this week showing what CNN reports as “the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years.” It’s what experts think is a recent gathering of the terrorist group’s leadership and more than 100 fighters in Yemen.

 

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Court Documents: Fast and Furious Guns Flowed Back into Texas and New Mexico

Originally posted on Socialism is not the Answer:

“I was singled out for punishment even though all my sales to these people were reported as required by law, and the buyers were legally able to buy the firearms,” Garland said. “The ex-police chief, Angelo Vega, the ex-mayor, Eddie Espinoza, and Blas Gutierrez, the village trustee, and everyone else who bought from me, need to be interviewed. They all asked, on the record, ‘Why is Ian here, he had no conspiracy with us? We only used his store, as well as others, to buy from.’ The connection between Arizona’s Fast and Furious is clear, crystal clear, and this is in my pre-sentencing report.”

“I am Australian born, a U.S. citizen, and damn proud of it,” Garland said. “I am fighting because the government’s lawyers held back information that could have exonerated me. Plus, I got sentenced under the wrong guidelines, which gave me a harsher penalty than…

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Toon in

Originally posted on Vermont Loon Watch:

Bullshit ObamaCare targets

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Islam is the enemy of the world. 1400 years of slavery and oppression. 270 million dead.

Originally posted on BPI random tweets:

Hey Islam is the enemy of the world. 1400 years of slavery and oppression. 270 million dead.

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Federal Reserve

Originally posted on Vermont Loon Watch:

Keynesian economics is on display; you wonder why wwe’re in such a mess.

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7 Crazy Ideas Janet Yellen Did Not Mention, But Waiting in The Wings

In her speech at the New York Economic Club on Wednesday, Janet Yellen said it is “quite plausible” the economy will reach full employment in a couple of years with just the right amount of inflation, which to her mind means 2% a year. [snip]

Here are a few of the radical ideas floating around the halls of the Fed and associated Keynesian economics departments:

1. Take a leaf from Japan by forcing banks to lend in return for Fed support.

2. Require banks to charge negative interest. This means that depositors would lose money if not used. Ms. Yellen voiced support for this idea in 2010. Some supporters of NIPR (negative interest rate policy) would like to eliminate cash entirely, because electronic money…

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Showdown in Nevada

Originally posted on partneringwitheagles:

Gary North

The Tea Party Economist

Helping you to get through the economic mine field in one piece.

Written by Gary North on April 16, 2014

Let’s begin with a map.

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Here are some explanations.

The United States government has direct ownership of almost 650 million acres of land (2.63 million square kilometers) — nearly 30% of its total territory. These federal lands are used as military bases or testing grounds, nature parks and reserves and Indian reservations, or are leased to the private sector for commercial exploitation (e.g. forestry, mining, agriculture). They are managed by different administrations, such as the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the US Department of Defense, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Bureau of Reclamation or the Tennessee Valley Authority.This map details the percentage of…

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Bundy Update

Originally posted on Flyover-Press.com:

Obama Accused By Congressman Of Illegal Action At Bundy Ranch http://www.westernjournalism.com/congressman-pens-letter-obama-blasting-lawless-blm/#vwJXAtWggXBqef1E.99

Bundy Case Is A Requiem For Property Rights In Americahttp://beefmagazine.com/blog/bundy-case-requiem-property-rights-america?NL=BEEF-01&Issue=BEEF-01_20140418_BEEF-01_908&YM_RID=jimmytlabaume@gmail.com&YM_MID=1460340&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_1

What Is Senator Harry Reid’s Involvement In Government Assault On Nevada Ranch?http://personalliberty.com/senator-harry-reids-involvement-government-assault-nevada-ranch/

Harry Reid Calls Cliven Bundy Supporters “Domestic Terrorists”http://www.infowars.com/harry-reid-calls-cliven-bundy-supporters-domestic-terrorists/

Ongoing Support Needed For Bundy Ranch.http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2014/04/17/ongoing-support-needed-for-bundy-ranch/

Reid: Supporters of Nevada Rancher Are ‘Domestic Terrorists’http://personalliberty.com/reid-supporters-nevada-rancher-domestic-terrorists/

Bundy Ranch Family vs. Big Gov., Big Green, Big Mediahttp://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/18068-bundy-ranch-family-vs-big-gov-big-green-big-media?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=cff77c5b26-The_Editors_Top_Picks_3_12_143_12_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8ca494f2d2-cff77c5b26-289753045

This Incredible New Footage Shows How Close Bundy Standoff Came To A Massacre.http://www.westernjournalism.com/footage-bundy-massacre/#tDyappZ9f2lWfBL7.99

THE ESSENCE OF LIBERTY: Volume 1Volume 2 and Volume 3

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)The Essence of Liberty Volume I: Liberty and History chronicles the rise and fall of the noble experiment with constitutionally limited government. It features the ideas and opinions of some of the world’s foremost contemporary constitutional scholars. This is history that you were not taught at the mandatory government propaganda camps otherwise known…

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