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Posted on July 26 at 5:53 p.m.
tabatha: Renewable energy is subsidized at 25x the subsidy on oil-related energy per energy unit produced by each. (I've done enough research on oil to know it's most likely not a fossil fuel, but a continually produced, renewable fuel.) Coal is a fossil fuel, and is located very close to the earth's surface, where fossiled plants and animals are located, not a mile or so underground, for one thing.Oil-based fuels constitute > 80% of the world's energy supply, and green sources around 5%, so comparison of subsidies on a dollar/dollar basis isn't a comparison of energy subsidies. BTU's (or other units of energy) is the relevant comparison. If subsidies were equal, oil subsidies would be 160x green subsidies. Currently, renewables are subsidized at 3x the rate of oil-based fuels.Renewable subsidies v oil subsidies aren't comarable on an additional basis: green subsidies are paid to producers, oil subsidies are paid to consumers as price reductions.http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworsta...
Also, comparing subsidies on renewables v oil subsidies isn't a valid comparison, since the US is paying around $100 billion/year under the UN's program to transfer assets from the US to UN-sponsored NGO's contracted to build infrastructures in developing nations. The Small Business Administration estimates that compliance with regulations on carbon at the local, national, regional or global level; indirect regulation through increased pollution controls, constraints on water usage, or policies targeting health concerns; and mandates on renewable energy adoption and efficiency standards, costs the U.S. economy more than $1.75 trillion per year — about 12%-14% of GDP, and half of the $3.5 trillion Washington is currently spending. Compliance with these regulations is a cost of doing business for oil producers, offsetting rebates and tax credits.
Public opinion polls are meaningless and a distraction; the opinions of people ignorant on this issue is as relevant as their opinion on the minimum runway length required to land a 747 at STP, as DrDan has demonstrated in support of your invalid comparison. Perception manipulation through publishing results of public opinion polls is a marketing technique used to sell policies the public wouldn't endorse if they were represented honestly; a cheap trick.
On Measure P Preserves and Protects
Posted on July 26 at 4:48 p.m.
DavyBrown: That's not quite correct. They're reduced rebates by 80% so far, and are giving power price rebates only to industrial companies. There's nothing in your link or my search about "slowing the amount they give back", and I don't understand the concept, but the Guardian says the German government has stated it's trying to slow the growth of the solar industry."Environmentalists, renewable energy experts and industry representatives have expressed incredulity at the 30% cut from 9 March, following earlier cuts of up to 50% over the past three years. They said it was a huge blow for the fledgling industry and a contradiction in terms for a country planning to phase out nuclear power.
"This plan amounts to nothing less than a solar phase-out law," said David Wedepohl, spokesman for the German Solar Industry Association, which represents 800 solar companies. "Under these circumstances there's no way that the transition of the energy industry can be successful. It's also putting tens of thousands of jobs at risk, and it's tough both on investors and on citizens who want to be part of the energy transformation."http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012...
Posted on July 25 at 9:42 p.m.
Germany stopped subsidizing solar projects in 2014 due to cost.
Posted on July 25 at 9:36 p.m.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The federal government spent $24 billion on energy subsidies in 2011, with the vast majority going to renewable energy sources, according to a government report.
RENEWABLE ENERGY AND NERGY EFFICIENCY ACCOUNTED FOR $16 BILLION OF THE FEDERAL SUPPORT, according to the Congressional Budget Office,
while THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY RECEIVED $2.5 BILLION IN TAX BREAKS.
That's not including the approx. $100 billion UN AGW-scam. And Al Gore et al will be paid in carbon credits to stop production at his 20 oil wells in the gulf.
Don't lag on the hype-n-jive, tabatha; you don't want to lose your job.
Posted on July 25 at 9:19 p.m.
dou4now - That's really scary. I knew they could do it, but that's very different from having it demonstrated on your cell. Does it make a difference if the cell's GPS is off? You can buy shielded cell sleeves and credit card and driver license sleeves to block attempts to track the imbedded RF chips, but I don't know if they use more than one frequency range. Another replay of Hitler; access to all information on citizens. My camera will look at a wall from now on; I don't ever want to see it watcing me - way over the top. I'd like to believe you're a special case due to recent access to classified info, but I don't believe there's much rational thinking involved in the type of broadcast monitoring going on; psychopathic domination and manipulation and control, including invasion of all private territory, and more of a psyop to disrupt the normal functioning of society than an info-gathering agenda, I think. 99.999% of us are just really dumb and boring, and I'm sure the NSA knows this.But this isn't just a US NSA policy; I have no reason to believe that the USA has been governed by elected representatives of the US for many deacdes, and more likely, a couple of centuries.:
"Jimmy Carter is not the President of the United States. The Trilateral Commission is the President of the United States; I represent the Trilateral Commission."
Henry Kissinger's declaration to the head of state of Canada from his book "The Bilderberg Group" by Daniel Estulin
On Germany Awake, America Asleep?
Posted on July 25 at 8 p.m.
European news media have much less censorship than US, and most websitesI've seen have decent English translations. I think the US populations' approach to news media is restricted by low fluid intelligence; the ability to adapt to changing paradigms. Many of us know that mainstream news is heavily biased by political policy and highly censored, but it's still regarded as the "authority" on news events. There are alternative news websites that have superior and more accurate reporting, but aren't recognized as having greater credibility than mainstream media; they're not as "real". A couple of the fluid intelligence experiments I've read are 1) a man runs into a classroom and shoots someone and runs out. Nearly everyone sees a gun, not the banana he was holding, because a gun fits the scenario, and a banana doesn't, and 2) a gorilla strolls across a basketball court in the middle of a game and isn't visible to most people, because it doesn't fit. A lot of what we read in mainstream news is marginally believable or obviosly biased or wholly propaganda, but it's accepted as "real" because in our paradigm, mainstream news media is real, and news media that presents conflicting information doesn't fit in this scenario.
Posted on July 24 at 3:10 p.m.
Then there's the elephant in the (AGW-UN Agenda 21) world:
"Jimmy Carter is not the President of the United States. The Trilateral Commission is the President of the United States; I represent the Trilateral Commission."Henry Kissinger's declaration to the head of state of Canada from his book "The Bilderberg Group" by Daniel Estulin
On Groundhog Day for Moonbeam
Posted on July 24 at 2:56 p.m.
SezME:" See, when you make an idiotic comment, it can turn around and bit you in the patootie"NOAA Climate Data Center 7/30/14 - 8/3/14 . Southeast region Heat Index Table, showing 9 out of 35 stations predicting above average temperature, 14 stations predicting 100% chance of below average temperature, 30 stations predicting a greater than 60% chance of below average temperature.http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/pred...
If anamalous temperatures were caused by atmospheric warming due to CO2, changes would be uniform across regions.
California Heating Degrees from Average: 10/1/13 - 7/23/14 - below average
http://www.calclim.dri.edu/cgi-bin/an...California Climate Data Archivehttp://www.calclim.dri.edu/pages/anom...
On Climate Change Threatens Fine Wine Production
Posted on July 23 at 6:31 p.m.
Legendary Yeti January 28, 2014
" I also think it's time to cut Ms. Beutel a little slack. If she was guilty of all that her accusers said she is guilty of, then the department would have removed her long ago. Her accusers seem to have major axes to grind."
5 forged signatures on Trombetta releases, multiple perjuries in police reports; claims of being in different locations at the same time, etc, field sobriety forms filled out in advance...tazing, threatening to shoot his dog, fraudulent worker's comp claim in a traffic stop for a taillight out
penalty - representing SBPD in community
Has SBPD ever fired a cop for misconduct? Has the DA ever filed charges against a cop for misconduct?
On Attorney Darryl Genis Again Accused of Misconduct
Posted on July 23 at 6:01 p.m.
The US Senate unanimously approved aid to Israel last week.
"Palestinian health officials say nearly 700 Palestinians have been killed in the last 16 days, most of them civilians including 166 children and 67 women. Israel says it has killed 200 militants since launching the ground invasion.Palestinian casualties have far exceeded those on the Israeli side, which has lost 32 soldiers and three civilians.Among the Palestinian civilians caught in the crossfire were four children killed playing on the beach; an extended family of 26 killed in their home; a doctor killed eating his morning meal in his apartment; two residents of a center for disabled that was destroyed; 60 people who died in Shujaiyeh, a residential neighborhood of Gaza City, in a single day. Al Aqsa, situated at the narrowest part of Gaza's midriff, is a medium-size hospital treating many of those injured in Israeli strikes. Doctors there thought it was a haven from the bombardment that had engulfed the surrounding town.
"We were doing our work," said Jabar Al Miri, who is in charge of the hospital's nurses. "We're nurses and doctors. We're not soldiers."
Eyad Abu Shaerah, a doctor, said he was doing rounds about 2:30 p.m. in the cardiology section on the hospital's ground floor when an explosion rattled the floor above him. All the windows of his level were broken.
"Everyone hit the floor," he said.
Mohammed El Haj, a spokesman for the doctors, said nearly 30 Israeli projectiles rained on the hospital and adjacent area. Suddenly doctors had a flood of new patients, including many of the medical staff, janitors and others."
July 23, 2014http://online.wsj.com/articles/gaza-h...
On Jews Against the War