Showing posts with label energy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label energy. Show all posts

Dec 3, 2018


Yes, you have the right to talk back to the government, but it could get you killed

fromReason: “The freedom of individuals verbally to oppose or challenge police action without thereby risking arrest is one of the principal characteristics by which we distinguish a free nation from a police state.”
Police State America

High Court rules whites have to give their land to black South Africans without compensation

fromReason: South Africa's High Court rejected a legal challenge today brought by a group representing white farmers against President Cyril Ramaphosa's plans for land expropriation without compensation.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Details of the horrible carbon tax bill

fromHawaiiFreePress: The IRS and EPA will develop a cozy relationship to siphon cash from the vat of taxpayer funds for what the bill calls "Administrative Expenses" and "Other Administrative Expenses."
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

America is addicted to outrage. Is there a cure?

fromWallStreetJournal: A healthy society reserves anger for special occasions. Today taking 
offense has become a reflex.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Cop who enters wrong apartment and kills man is indicted for murder

fromCNN: A rare instance where a grand jury holds a police officer accountable for a wrongful death. Grand juries indict less than ten percent of cops brought before them.
Police State America     Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Gun control advocates in California now want to tax semi-automatic firearms

fromTownhall: Right now, it's unclear what the tax would look like but Levine's chief-of-staff said they're considering a $25 fee per firearm, which is similar to Chicago and Seattle's tax. 
2nd Amendment Assaults

February 20, 2018


Victor Davis Hansen: Understanding the California Mind

fromAmericanGreatness: In California, civilization is speeding in reverse—well aside from the decrepit infrastructure, dismal public schools, and sky-high home prices.
The Government is Not Us     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

"Now, the reckoning comes" - the media-created Russia-collusion story collapses

fromZero-Hedge: The press has played an active role in the Trump-Russia collusion story since its inception. It helped birth it...
Media Bias on Parade      Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Study: thanks to fracking, we don’t need Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) to meet Paris climate target

fromWattsUpWithThat: Even without the clean power plan, US can achieve Paris Agreement emissions reductions. CMU researchers point out that there are many paths to compliance.
Regulation Nation

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - Empowering Parents for Better Schools

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Friedman makes the case that parents are more vested in the education of their children than faceless bureaucrats.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Marijuana criminal cases dropped en masse by Philadelphia district attorney

fromNBC10: The new DA's message to police who arrest people for simple pot possession: We're going to drop the charges. Who needs jury nullification when the prosecutor saves us the trouble?
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process      The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Mueller indictment - The "Russian influence" Is a commercial marketing scheme

fromMoonofAlabama: What is described was a small commercial marketing scheme which ran click-bait websites to generate advertisement revenue and created online crowds.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Coral Davenport: To Help Pimp Alternative Energy Sources, Obama Is Willing To Impose A $10-A-Barrel Fee On Oil

A tax on production, what could go wrong.     President Obama’s budget request to Congress will include a new fee on oil companies, requiring them to pay $10 to the federal government for every barrel of oil they produce, the White House said on Thursday. The money, which could bring in up to $32 billion in new federal revenue annually, would ... MORE

Richard Martin & Michael Reilly: The Problem With Biofuels

An expensive political boondoggle.   Last week the U.S. Navy, with its accustomed pomp and fanfare, launched its first carrier strike group powered partly by biofuel—in this case, a blend made primarily from beef fat. The biofueled warships form a central element of the Navy’s Great Green Fleet program to draw half of its power from clean     ... MORE

Paris Agreement: Another False ‘Turning Point’ On Climate

by George Will.     History, on the “right side” of which Barack Obama endeavors to keep us, has a sense of whimsy. Proof of which is something happening this week: Britain’s last deep-pit coal mine is closing, a small event pertinent to an enormous event, the Industrial Revolution, which was ignited by British coal. The mine closure should not,       ... MORE

Katie Kieffer: Santa Baby, Bring Me Coal

Solar on the naughty list. I want coal for Christmas, and not because I’ve been a naughty girl. I want coal so I can affordably power up the high-tech toys Santa is bringing me, including an electronic butler who cleans and cooks and a modern, coal-fired steam locomotive that will allow me to bypass the TSA Snooper Troopers when I travel       ... MORE

Guess What Marijuana Is Being Blamed For Now

by Sean Willliams.       We're less than three weeks away from the calendar ticking over to a new year -- a year that very well could be the most important for the marijuana industry to date. We can certainly look back on some of the milestone events within the marijuana industry over the past two decades and argue that they've been pivotal        ... MORE

S. Fred Singer: The Burden Of Proof On Climate Change

Making America pay.      The burden of proof for Anthropogenic Climate Change falls on alarmists. Climate Change (CC) has been ongoing for millions of years – long before humans existed on this planet. Obviously, the causes were all of natural origin, and not anthropogenic. There is no reason to believe that these natural causes have     ... MORE

Obama Unveils More Than 2,000 New Regulations

by Alex Swoyer.       Each expected to cost Americans $100 million or more.  Senior Research Fellow and expert in regulatory and telecommunications for the Heritage Foundation James Gattuso reviewed the “economically significant” regulations. “The regulations span the full scope of American life, ranging from labeling requirements     ... MORE

How Climate Change Activism Harms Third World Countries

by Shikha Dalmia.   To avert a tragedy, they'll cause one. You wouldn't know it from the happy spin emanating from the Oval Office, but a Third World revolt in Bonn, Germany, this week almost derailed the Paris climate change negotiations in November. Although peace has been restored for now, it only happened by papering over this       ... MORE

Devin Henry: Wave Of Litigation Hits Obama Climate Rule

Some welcome resistance to government power grab.   The publication of the EPA's carbon rule for power plants has prompted a flurry of legal and legislative action, ushering in a lengthy battle over the future of the Obama administration's key climate change initiative. More than two dozen states and a slew of interest groups and companies sued   ... MORE

Bjørn Lomborg: Blowing It On The Wind

The hot air surrounding wind power.   When considering climate change, most people think wind turbines and solar panels are a big part of the solution. But, over the next 25 years, the contribution of solar and wind power to resolving the problem will be trivial – and the cost will be enormous. The International Energy Agency estimates that    ... MORE

AP: States Sue Over New EPA Air Regulations

States fight to protect the elderly and the poor.     States and industry groups dependent on fossil fuels began filing court challenges Friday to President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Opponents of the plan were expected to file a flurry of lawsuits at the U.S. Court of Appeals as the        ... MORE

The National Security Case For Free-Market Energy

by James Carafano.        The House has passed legislation calling for liberalizing energy exports.  Two Senate committees have approved similar bills.  Whether the legislation becomes law this year remains unknown.  But even if the bill doesn’t make it, pressure on Washington will continue to build. At the height of the “energy crisis” in the 1970s,      ... MORE

Green Energy Only Exists Thanks To Government Subsidies

by Jeffrey Dorfman.   The solar industry admits it. For at least the last thirty years the alternative energy industry has been claiming they are almost ready to be economically competitive with fossil fuel. Wind, solar, geothermal, and others keep begging for government subsidies to help them stay afloat until they can reach a size at which economies  ... MORE

Free Consumers From Renewable Power Mandates

by Thaddeus G. McCotter.   Jean Jacques Rousseau, the philosophical forebear of the left, argued that civilization must be forcibly dismantled and remade because it had corrupted humanity from its original state of noble savagery. Today’s progressives, like Rousseau, would turn back the clock and command rather than persuade us to accept their   ... MORE