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NORAD Ignorant of High-Speed Drones in Denver/New Obama Policy: Killing Marijuana Possession Suspects from the Air

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NORAD Ignorant of High-Speed Drones in Denver/New Obama Policy: Killing Marijuana Possession Suspects from the Air – by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

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http://youtu.be/1AEQgEFqE40

 

A citizen sighted high-speed Drones flying over Denver, Colorado, and videotaped them. The local Fox TV station taped them too, and asked what they can be. NORAD (the North American Aerospace Defense Command), 70 miles to the South, said it didn’t notice them. Colorado just Legalized Marijuana.
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600 miles to the East, at Ft. Leavenworth Federal Prison in Kansas, Political Prisoner Bradley Manning is held indefinitely for whistleblowing: That is, he’s being held – and according to the UN he was Tortured by Obama’s forces – for allegedly protecting his nation from criminal acts committed by President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and others in high Government posts.

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/10/21/un-security-council-votes-unanimously-to-cover-up-obama-saleh-yemen-war-crimes-maintain-murderous-regime-help-dictator-escape-justice/

On Halloween Amy Goodman reported on Democracy Now! that a US Border Patrol sharpshooter in a helicopter Murdered two Guatemalans on the US-Mexico border because he suspected they were possessing drugs. The report begins at 3:53 of the following clip.

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/10/31/headlines/texas_agent_shoots_dead_2_guatemalans_near_border#.UKZiHpGEyxQ.facebook

This reminds one of the US DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) massacre Murders of Honduran pregnant women, some men, and at least one child in May, as reported by Goodman and Juan Gonzalez on Democracy Now! These Murder victims were also accused of drug possession by the US. In this case, a US State Department helicopter accompanied the US DEA helicopter from which the US-paid killers shot the poor people. I would like to know if President Obama personally authorized the slaughter of these pregnant women and children, or if he authorized Covering Up their Murders. I would further like to know if Secretary of State Clinton was in the State Department helicopter that participated in the massacre.

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I don’t know if President Obama personally gave the order to kill the pregnant women, or if he just generally empowered employees of the DEA and the Border Patrol to Murder anyone suspected of Marijuana possession. One hopes that he didn’t empower US forces to Murder anyone suspected of being Hispanic or Latino, as he appears to have ordered against Muslims and Arabs. Obama’s reign of terror has also brought on the Murders of hundreds of journalists, in both Mexico and Honduras; but that’s a story for a different article.

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/5/18/us_secret_drug_war_in_honduras

Most drug enforcement efforts in this country and Mexico are aimed at Marijuana. In the Honduras massacre, the suspicion may have been Marijuana, Hashish, or Cocaine. Murdering people on suspicion of anything is an Atrocity, and in the two cases cited above, these were War Crimes, committed by our Government, apparently shielded from prosecution by our President and by Attorney General Eric Holder. The Murderers had no right to kill these people. Even if President Obama gave the DEA and Border Patrol permission to kill any suspected drug possessors or Latinos, even if Obama did that, these barbaric killers of the DEA and Border Patrol still need to be arrested for Murder. All of them.
Why does President Obama push to have people who may be possessing Marijuana killed? Why does he block Skin Cancer patients from access to the malady’s anecdotal cure, Rick Simpson Oil? What does President Obama have to gain by subjecting Skin Cancer to painful and unnecessary deaths? Is it because Marijuana can be grown in such a way and in such quantities that it can replace all our Petroleum, Coal, and Nuclear Power usage with Clean Energy that does not emit any Greenhouse Gases? Yes it is: Why? Money.
President Obama claims that he wants the United States to be Energy Independent, but that’s obviously a lie: As cited below, Lund University in Sweden proved Jack Herer’s hypothesis that, by growing Cannabis Hemp (Marijuana) on just 6% of our arable land, we can be Energy Independent on Hempen Clean Fuels in just two months, and we, the United States, would then no longer be contributing to Global Warming. What’s more, by no longer importing Petroleum or Petroleum products, we can instantly flip our disastrous Trade Deficit into a Trade Surplus – because our Petroleum-related imports are larger than our Trade Deficit.
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President Obama yesterday said that his Administration has not done enough to address Climate Change. As far as I know, that is the only true statement he has ever made relating to Climate Science: Remember the Debate, when he Superstitiously bragged that he had laid enough Pipe to wrap the world with Oil and Gas Pipelines too many times? Remember the Debate, when he Superstitiously ridiculed his opponent Mitt Romney for once blocking a filthy Coal-burning plant from killing more children?
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Remember the last two years’ ANOHOs (Annual Northeast Obama Hurricanes in October)? Obama learned by December 2010 (at the latest) at the Copenhagen Climate Conference that Earth’s climate had reached its tipping point. But instead of doing something about it, he pumped enough Oil and laid enough Pipe and Mined enough Coal to cause the biggest hurricane of all time, Superstorm Sandy.
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But with President Obama’s program of selling out US citizens on Global Warming to make more money for BP and his other Oily cronies, next year’s ANOHO will very likely be an even bigger Superstorm than Sandy!
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With President Obama’s insane, stupid, and expensive Bribery idea of pumping Petroleum through a giant Pipeline to Texas(!) [which already has plenty of Oil], he remains in complete denial of Global Warming: The most anti-science President we’ve ever had, and just at the time that we need a President who can tell the truth about Climate Change without having to consider how big a Bribe BP is going to give him and his Interior Secretary, Ken “Horse Burgers” Salazar.
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Speaking of BP, looks like they just made a ridiculous deal. As reported here at FDL at the time, BP was ‘paying people off’ by paying them only the estimate of what they would have earned in two years without the BP Oil Spew in the Gulf of Mexico. But many of these people lost something worth many times that much, for their families had fished the Gulf for generations. They lost the family business, and BP, with Obama’s help, paid them a disgraceful pittance. Also, the Coast Guard was supposed to protect our coast, and should have prevented that Chemical Company from spraying that toxic Dispersant, which may have permanently ruined Gulf waters, including the seafood.
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David Letterman last night, when introducing Steely Dan’s Donald Fagan to perform his new song Fix the Weather in the World, said “I was into Steely Dan. I’d smoke a lot of weed.” His band director Paul Schaefer seemed to agree: “That was you!” Letterman confirmed: “That was me!” One must hope, for his own safety, that President Obama and the DEA don’t suspect that Letterman is now in possession of pot. But even if he is, Leave him alone, Mr. President!
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Tomorrow, the Green-Rainbow Party will hold its Convention in Worcester, Massachusetts, beginning at 9 am. 2012 Presidential candidate Jill Stein will speak there, and 2012 Green Vice Presidential nominee Cheri Honkala will be the Keynote Speaker. You should attend if you can. And if you’re passing through Western Massachusetts on the way to Worcester, and you’d like to carpool, please let me know, because, otherwise, I’ll be on my way walking. But I’ll be there at the Convention for sure, I wouldn’t miss it. Giant Green Women From Earth!
(UPDATE: This part is over: It was a smashing success!)

http://www.green-rainbow.org/2012_state_convention_agenda

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http://iam.bradleymanning.org/~and http://www.thenation.com/article/171272/nobel-laureates-salute-bradley-manning

by normanb

ObamaDems Unveil Insane & Stupid Climate-Science-Denial Mass Suicide Plan that Fracks All the Children to Death & Spawns Giant Hurricanes

2:00 pm in Uncategorized by normanb

ObamaDems Unveil Insane & Stupid Climate-Science-Denial Mass Suicide Plan that Fracks All the Children to Death & Spawns Giant Hurricanes – by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

What is the most important issue in this 2012 US Presidential Election? Does either of these guys even have a philosophy?

“There is only one really serious philosophical question, and that is suicide,” Albert Camus taught us in his absurdist essay The Myth of Sisyphus. Should I, or should we commit suicide? That is the most important question before us this Presidential Election, just as it is the most important political question we face every day of our lives; because, if the answer is “Yes, we should commit suicide,” then all the other issues pale in comparison. And if we go ahead and commit suicide, the rest of the questions will no longer matter. In a way.

In order to get energy for our nation, President Obama and his pretend opponent Mitt Romney are advocating burning Coal and Oil. They’re both advocating Onshore Drilling and Offshore Drilling and Fracking and Coal Mining Shale Mining and Nuclear Energy. During the most recent Debate President Obama (nominally the more Left of the two because he’s a Democrat) again attacked Romney from the Right, saying that Romney had once, as Governor of Massachusetts, said that a Coal Plant “‘kills people.’” The President’s meaning was already clear, but he went on to emphatically state that he would never stand in the way of Coal, because he believes in “Clean Coal”: There is actually no such thing as Clean Coal, yet the President keeps lying about this non-existent product.

Yes, Romney said Coal kills. And Obama’s EPA defined CO2 as a “Dangerous Pollutant.” This is what they both want to do to the children of America and the children of the world. Here’s proof that they both know that what they’re proposing is Murderous: http://www.politicususa.com/romnesia-spreads-paul-ryan-forgets-romneys-coal-kills-record.html and http://blog.heritage.org/2009/12/07/epa-formally-declares-co2-a-dangerous-pollutant/

I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re not both laughing it up together at the electorate’s cluelessness: “We’ll trick the people in North Dakota into Frack-poisoning their own water!” “We’ll trick and intimidate the Coal Miners into killing their own children!” “We’ll trick the country into getting rid of its trees!”

So, the Obromneys have decided that mass suicide is alright. Let’s just ignore science and burn even more Fossil Fuels. Let’s burn Nuclear fires too, and tell them that it helps the climate. Yes, it’s true, killing off the children is how a society commits mass suicide. But I just don’t believe that it’s right, so I can’t go along with the President on this one.

Lund University in Sweden proved my friend Jack Herer’s hypothesis that growing Hemp for clean fuel on 6% of US arable land would produce more than enough energy to power our entire country, with no net emissions of CO2 or other Greenhouse Gases. Science tells us there is a way to get our energy without committing suicide. But President Obama says we should commit suicide by superstitiously burning more of these Fossil Fuels that are destroying the delicate climate balance that has kept humans as the dominant animal species on the planet, for the last hundred centuries.

Before that, our planet was going through an Ice Age, and there were giant cats and giant elephant-like creatures and giant bears and giant wolves. The climate was perfect for them. Then, that Ice Age ended in a period of intense Global Warming. Right then, most of the animals larger than us died off. The climate became perfect for humans. In this new Global Warming period, if it’s allowed to proceed, humans and other animals for whom this climate is now perfect will die off. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2010/11/11/breakthrough-swedish-hemp-energy-study-corroborates-hemp-emperor-herer/ and  http://mamamojournal.blogspot.com/2010/11/hemp-energy-farming-breakthrough-study.html and http://www.electricemperor.com/eecdrom/ and http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V24-51C4RRC-4&_user=10&_coverDate=10%2F31%2F2010&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_origin=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1537022627&_rerunOrigin=google&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=2c65f9591666c0e3039de2fae1c04549&searchtype=a

Welcome to Jonestown, USA! Obama and Romney both say “Drink the Kool Aid!” What other choice do we have? Science tells us that with Hemp we can avoid killing all the world’s children with dangerous and deadly Carbon Dioxide. But our President advises us to go ahead and kill them anyway.

If other candidates do recognize the truth, they may be afraid to state it. Green Party Presidential nominee Jill Stein is the only Presidential candidate stressing the fact that we can stop Global Warming, quickly, and it would energize and enrich our nation. And it would avoid mass suicide – it would avoid killing the children. Won’t somebody think of the children?! Listen to Jill Stein’s speeches: She says over and over again: “We can stop [Global Warming].” We can.

November 5, 2012, the day before the rigged Election, the day before millions of Americans will drink the Kool Aid, Jill Stein will Debate Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson, the former Governor of New Mexico. You’ve already heard the non-Debates. Don’t drink the Kool Aid. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/10/26/gary-johnson-and-jill-stein-will-debate-one-on-one/ and http://www.examiner.com/article/update-reminder-third-party-debates-moved-to-monday-nov-5

by normanb

*DANGER* UPDATE: Hurricane Sandy Turns Back Toward US as Greedy Disaster Capitalists and Dishonest Politicians Try to Save Their Investments

3:30 pm in Uncategorized by normanb

Hurricane Sandy Turns Away From US as Greedy Disaster Capitalists and Dishonest Politicians Try to Save Their Investments — by NormanB (“Deviations form the Norm”)

New title at 822 AM EDT Monday, October 29, 2012: UPDATE: Hurricane Sandy Turns Back Toward US as Greedy Disaster Capitalists and Dishonest Politicians Try to Save Their Investments

*DANGER* UPDATE: Hurricane Sandy has strengthened overnight and turned back toward the United States as expected. It is headed directly at New York City. *DANGER*

 

 

The story below and updates were in real time, while the hurricane was headed away and weakening. The real time UPDATE reports continue. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Hurricanes usually turn right, as this one is doing now. Global-Warming Hurricane Sandy is turning away from the United States, and to this experienced hurricane watcher, it looks like “she” could miss us. But some companies have invested in this “disaster,” and want you to spend money on it.

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/hedging-a-hurricane-making-mother-nature-pay-22UNIxtOQRmpvAfMQSZCSw.html

Be afraid. Be very afraid. President Obama warned of the danger too. That’s when I breathed a major sigh of relief, because, as far as I know, President Obama has never told the truth about Climate Science in his life. Please notice weather-anomaly that he doesn’t mention the fact that a Global-Warming hurricane at this time of the Climate-Change year is related to this country’s superstitious practice of burning Oil and Coal for the profit of those who pay for our political campaigns. It’s called “The Bribery Paradigm.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/28/obama-hurricane-sandy_n_2035216.html

I’ve been keeping close track of the storm’s progress. After the raw data, I note some possibly significant changes. I’ve been watching hurricanes for a long time. I was born in Virginia, and lived in Florida most of my life. Both are likely targets for hurricanes and flooding. Here’s some backlogged live-blogging so you can see what’s been happening.

21 GMT 10/25/12  24.5N 75.6W

8:00 PM EDT Thu Oct 25
Location: 24.8°N 75.8°W
Moving: NNW at 17 mph: Storm motion: 315 degrees
Min pressure: 965 mb
Max sustained: 100 mph

Highest sustained winds have dropped from 110 early last night to 100 at 8pm to 80 now: Just barely a hurricane by that reckoning. It is traveling toward the US at 13 mph on a “315-degree” trajectory: 315 degrees is exactly Northwest; 360 is exactly North; 337.5 is exactly North-by-Northwest: These are numbers that indicate it will hit Cape Hatteras, the North Carolina coast, assuming it will turn right as hurricanes usually do.

If it continues in a Northwesterly direction it will make landfall before [South of] Cape Hatteras. A direct his on Hatteras could mean flooding in the Tidewater area of Southeastern Virginia, including most of the state’s largest cities, including Portsmouth where I was born and still have lots of relatives.

For a direct hit on New Jersey or New England, that digital compass direction will need to advance Eastward, toward 360 degrees then beyond zero:

If it very soon curves sharp right and goes beyond zero, then, here it comes! But there’s still some chance that it will head out to sea.

5:00 AM EDT Fri Oct 26
Location: 26.3°N 76.9°W
Moving: NW at 13 mph
Min pressure: 968 mb
Max sustained: 80 mph

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA (as in Noah’s Flood?) updates its info every 3 hours: At 8, 11, 2, and 5: -am and -pm.

For those wishing to keep checking for themselves, here is its link:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

8:00 AM EDT Fri Oct 26
Location: 26.4°N 76.9°W
Moving: NW at 10 mph: Storm Motion: 325 degrees
Min pressure: 970 mb
Max sustained: 80 mph

The 8 am report shows that its position has barely changed in 3 hours, which is usually a sign of the hurricane building energy. Storm motion has further slowed to 10mph, and its direction has altered, yes, to the right, toward the North, and a little less West. Still 80 mph. The air pressure measured in the hurricane has raised/weakened, but just by 2 millibars, which is no doubt within the margin of error.

Trajectory at 7 am was 325 degrees: That’s exactly North-by-Northwest.

The 11 am report looks very bad for those of us here in the Northeast.

11:00 AM EDT Fri Oct 26
Location: 26.7°N 76.9°W
Moving: N at 6 mph
Min pressure: 970 mb
Max sustained: 80 mph

Pressure and wind speed remained about the same, but movement slowed and turned more Easterly, now aimed at the direct North:

If it continues to turn right, it’s headed here. (Probably.)

11:00 PM EDT Fri Oct 26
Location: 27.7°N 77.1°W
Moving: N at 7 mph: Storm motion: 350 degrees
Min pressure: 969 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

Hurricane Sandy’s direction is 350 degrees: A little to West of due North (which is 360 degrees – or zero degrees): If it continues in a straight line, it hits the Southern North Carolina coast. Since I posted 12 hours ago, it has traveled one degree North: 70 miles. Since 12 hours ago, it has veered to the West by two tenths of a degree: That’s a little better for our chances here in the Northeast of avoiding landfall in New Jersey or Long Island.

Wind speed has dropped by 5mph since 12 hrs ago: If it drops one more degree, it will cease to be a hurricane. The measured air pressure has dropped since then, but only by an insignificant one millibar.

2:00 AM EDT Sat Oct 27
Location: 28.1°N 76.9°W
Moving: NNE at 7 mph: Storm motion: 015 degrees
Min pressure: 969 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

Direction is now 015: The storm has turned sharp right: 25 degrees to the right since 3 hours ago. This could be following the expert-predicted pattern, and would not be good for us here in the Northeast. However, I have to hope that such a sharp right turn means that it is turning right as most hurricanes do, and that it will head on out to sea.

It is now headed directly at Cape Hatteras: The storm motion direction reading of 015 is slightly to the East of due North, but way to the West of exact North-by-Northeast, which is 045 degrees.

5:00 AM EDT Sun Oct 28
Location: 31.9°N 73.3°W
Moving: NE at 13 mph: Storm motion: 040 degrees
Min pressure: 960 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

At this point, the storm is aimed at Nova Scotia, and at no part of the United States.

8:00 AM EDT Sun Oct 28
Location: 32.1°N 73.1°W
Moving: NE at 10 mph
Min pressure: 951 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

11:00 AM EDT Sun Oct 28
Location: 32.5°N 72.6°W
Moving: NE at 14 mph
Min pressure: 951 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

2:00 PM EDT Sun Oct 28
Location: 32.8°N 71.9°W
Moving: NE at 14 mph: Storm motion: 050 degrees
Min pressure: 951 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

5:00 PM EDT Sun Oct 28
Location: 33.4°N 71.3°W
Moving: NE at 15 mph: Storm motion: 050 degrees
Min pressure: 952 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

As I reported 38 hours ago, the storm if moving out to sea, and is aimed at no part of the United States, and now it’s not aimed at North America at all, just out to sea. The fear is that it will react with the cold front sweeping Southward through our country to cause a super storm. And saying such things sells a lot of soap. And even more Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas.

The Storm motion is the compass direction. 000 or 360 is North. 180 is South. 90 is East. 270 is West. The digital indication tells more precisely what direction the storm is headed. It is headed out to sea and currently turning right, to the East, away from the United States. It is still possible that this hurricane will turn back to the left/West. If the storm does start to turn back toward this country, I will let you know in real time in the Comments section below.

But notice that since 11 pm two days ago, wind speed has remained a steady 75 mph (the minimum wind speed to maintain a “hurricane” classification): If it dropped by one mile per hour, it would no longer be a hurricane. If the weather service were to have already admitted that it’s no longer a hurricane, or that it’s no longer likely to hit the US, well all that money spending on preparedness will stop. Cristy and Obama will have to stop posturing trying to look Presidential.

The storm is now turning right as they usually do, and this last digital direction reading shows it going even further right. Right is away from us. If it comes back left, it could hurt us. I will let you know if it turns back left: That’s the only way it can hurt us.

Lower barometric pressure makes for bigger storms: Cyclones, such as hurricanes, typhoons, and tornadoes, are low-pressure storms, and they spin counter-clockwise if North of the Equator. Higher air pressure lessens the intensity of such storms. The pressure was going up early Friday morning, then it held steady from 8 am Friday to 2 am Saturday. Then it started dropping, a little. By 8 am Sunday, it had dropped to it’s lowest point. At last report, it had gone up by a statistically insignificant one millibar. I’ll patch in the 8 pm report here as soon as it comes in.

UPDATE:

8:00 PM EDT Sun Oct 28
Location: 34.0°N 70.9°W
Moving: NE at 15 mph: Storm motion: 050 degrees
Min pressure: 950 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

The air pressure has dropped by two millibars: That’s almost holding steady. The wind speed is still minimum for a hurricane. Tropical Storm Sandy is still headed out to sea. That 050-degree Storm direction is just to the East of due Northeast, which is 045 degrees. To threaten us in the US, it would have to turn left: It would have to rejust that compass direction back to the West of North: If Sandy now went straight Northward, it would be a direct strike on Boston. But it’s not doing that, it’s headed out to sea: It’s now not aimed at any part of the US or Canada. I’ll let you know in real time in the Comments section if it comes back our way. For now, it looks like we’re safe. Woo-hooo!

It’s quite possible that Tropical Storm Sandy is going away and can’t hurt us. Meanwhile, there’s a rigged Presidential Election right now in the United States. Get back to work on politics, my fellow journalists.

11:00 PM EDT Sun Oct 28
Location: 34.5°N 70.5°W
Moving: NE at 14 mph: Storm motion: 045 degrees
Min pressure: 950 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

For a full 48 hours now the wind speed has not wavered from 75 mph – the minimum hurricane-speed wind. The pressure has remained 950 millibars since the last report, the lowest it’s been since leaving the Bahamas. Barometric pressure has not dropped significantly since 8 am this morning. The Storm motion is now due Northeast: 045 degrees: That means it has veered leftward by 5 degrees since three hours ago. It will have to shift another 90 degrees leftward to follow the path projected by the learn’d astronomer meteorologists.

If the storm proceeds in its current direction, it will not strike the mainland of North America, but it will hit Newfoundland. If it were to go straight North, the eye would cut across Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and then make land at the Maine-New Hampshire border. If, on the other hand, it makes the predicted 90 degree leftward turn, and if this 5 degree variance in the last three hours is the beginning of a turn that will continue for a full 90 degrees, then I’m in for a world of pain, because it will be heading right for the Eastern end of Long Island and Long Island Sound: That could cause flooding, even here on a little brook flowing into a tiny river that’s a tributary of the mighty Connecticut. A flood on this brook washed away a bridge and killed people a hundred years ago.

Don’t mistake this for sound medical advice. As cmaukonen pointed out in the Comments section below, I’m a blogger with an agenda, not a meteorologist. I am just reporting the facts as the National Weather Service gives them, and making a few points here and there. I don’t have training to calculate on anything other than those physical facts. So, I am only reporting those raw physical data. So, don’t accept this as good news – it’s not. There is opportunity to be hopeful. If at 8 am tomorrow the storm is still headed to the Northeast, that is further reason to be hopeful. If however the 11 am update tomorrow morning shows that the storm has missed its turn, and is still traveling Northeasterly, the learn’d ones may have wisely erred on the side of caution, and it might not come here.

Don’t start partying yet. Unless partying is your lifestyle. I don’t recommend hurricane parties, but no-hurricane parties are OK with me. For now, I’m hunkered down and harboring cautious evacuees, but if the storm makes that 90-degree turn, we may all have to evacuate to someplace not on the water.

*DANGER* UPDATE:

5:00 AM EDT Mon Oct 29
Location: 35.9°N 70.5°W
Moving: N at 15 mph
Min pressure: 946 mb
Max sustained: 85 mph

8:00 AM EDT Mon Oct 29
Location: 36.8°N 71.1°W
Moving: NNW at 20 mph: Storm motion: 330 degrees
Min pressure: 946 mb
Max sustained: 85 mph

Overnight, Hurricane Sandy turned left, more Westerly: Back toward the East coast of the United States, much like meteorologists had forecast. The storm has turned left by a reported 75 degrees: Thats 75 degrees of the forecast 90 degree turn already accomplished, by the predicted time, 8 am. Winds remained at 85 mph all night: Now Sandy is solidly a hurricane, by definition (Category 1).

Pressure dropped by 4 millibars in the 3 hours leading up to the 5 am update from NOAA, but did not drop further between 5 and 8. The storm is headed directly at Staten Island: If this keeps up, things could be terrible in New York City, Long Island, the Jersey Shore, Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, Vermont, and the next country up. I’m in Western Massachusetts. I’m watching closely. You should too.


*DANGER* UPDATE:

11:00 AM EDT Mon Oct 29
Location: 37.5°N 71.5°W
Moving: NNW at 18 mph: Storm motion: 330 degrees
Min pressure: 943 mb
Max sustained: 90 mph

Winds have increased to 90 mph. Barometric pressure has dropped another 3 millibars in the past 3 hours. It is still headed directly at Staten Island, now at 18 mph – 3 hours ago it was coming at 20 mph. It’s still a Category 1 hurricane. At this point, the only thing that could save our country from a direct hit is … well … nothing. Batten down the hatches!

*DANGER* UPDATE:

11:00 AM EDT Mon Oct 29
Location: 37.5°N 71.5°W
Moving: NNW at 18 mph: Storm motion: 330 degrees
Min pressure: 943 mb
Max sustained: 90 mph

Winds have increased to 90 mph. Barometric pressure has dropped another 3 millibars in the past 3 hours. It is still headed directly at Staten Island, now at 18 mph – 3 hours ago it was coming at 20 mph. It’s still a Category 1 hurricane.At this point, the only thing that could save our country from a direct hit is … well … nothing. Batten down the hatches! The eye of the storm is about 250 miles due South of central Long Island.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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My aunt lived in Beach Haven on Long Beach Island on the Jersey shore, the third house from the Atlantic Ocean. One day a big storm came by surprise, not a hurricane, a Nor’easter. I guess it was out of season, and the two houses between her and the Ocean were unoccupied at the time. The storm washed those two houses away as my aunt watched from her house.

For years, in fact, for decades those two lots sat vacant with their mostly-flattened fences lying in the beach sand as a reminder to any prospective buyer that houses built here are destined to wash away. Eventually, of course, greed got the better of some builder/speculator, who built and sold houses there to unsuspecting pigeons whose houses will wash away someday (probably much sooner than other houses). Elliott read that little blurb in a comment, and right away reminded me that this storm was so big that it had a name: The Long Island Express, in 1938.

(Yes, my aunt weathered a storm as an adult, way back in 1938. And my uncle, her husband, fought in World War I. That’s right. I’m old. But I wasn’t born [not for 18 years yet] when that 1938 storm blew in.)

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Troubled by what I said about President Obama never telling the truth about Climate Science? I’ll tell you what I’m gonna do: I’m a poor man, but I’ll put money on it: A guarantee: $100 to the first person who can prove to me that President Obama has ever told the truth about Climate Science. Here’s all you have to do to collect: Make a copy of the speech where he tells the truth: Include the date and location, and the chemical formula of the Greenhouse Gas about which he told the truth. (CO2, CH4, NO2, O3, H2O, SF6, NF3, Freon, or Ether.)

Include why you believe what he said is true, and please, include a copy of the entire speech: This step is crucial: You see, the President could just list a bunch of troubling facts. But if he doesn’t initiate policies that deal with those troubling facts, and if he was just listing them to trick people into voting for him, that’s what I consider a lie, not the truth. If anywhere in the speech, the President mentions Clean Coal or Clean Nukes or the need to Drill and Mine and Frack and Nuke more (as he always does), then the speech is a lie. This hundred dollars is burning a Global Warming hole in my pocket! Somebody please prove me wrong.

by normanb

President Obama’s Climate-Science Denial and His Insane Marijuana Policy Spark Refinery Fire

7:26 pm in Uncategorized by normanb

President Obama’s Climate-Science Denial and His Insane Marijuana Policy Spark Refinery Fire — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

Refining Petroleum Oil is a superstitious act. Even if the President “inherited” his superstition and climate-science denial from George W. Bush, even so, when he (three-and-a-half years ago) swore to protect and defend the United States, he promised not to let anti-scientific superstition threaten our very survival, no matter how much the Oil companies are paying. If Oil refineries are still operating tomorrow, it is because we are all victims of corrupt politicians like Barack Obama.

It is time for the President to stop denying the facts of climate science. July, the month that just ended, was the warmest month ever. The last year has been the warmest on record. Drought and fires are everywhere. Burning Fossil Fuels (Coal and Petroleum products [Oil, Gasoline, Natural Gas, Propane, Butane]) causes Global Warming. Specifically, it causes the Greenhouse Effect, first noted in 1826, when Coal burning really got cooking, in the Industrial Revolution. The United States should use science to get Clean Energy, instead of using Bribery to get Fossil Fuels.

There is no Clean Coal or Clean Natural Gas or Clean Nuclear Power. President Obama is lying when he says that these things exist. These lies are killing people. The US does not need to burn Fossil Fuels or exploit Nuclear Energy.

Mining Fossil Fuels makes them more expensive. Speculating on them makes them more expensive. Printing money makes them more expensive. Every spec that is mined or pumped raises the actual price, because is less is left in the ground, so they become more dear.

Cannabis is by far the world’s richest source of Ethanol, a Clean Fuel that causes no Global Warming. Internal combustion engines can operate on Ethanol. Cannabis seeds are the richest source of Biodiesel fuel. All Diesel-fueled vehicles and Oil-burning heaters can run on Hemp seed oil. Power Plants now burning Coal can instead burn Hemp seed Oil, without causing any Global Warming.

Hemp is also the world’s richest source of Gas, but the Biogas derived from Hemp causes no Global Warming, unlike what President Obama calls “Natural” Gas. Hemp-derived Biogas burns without causing climate change, because, like all Hemp fuels, it holds only the Carbon that the living plants absorbed as CO2 from the air: Hemp fuels are Carbon Neutral. There are nearly a trillion tons of Carbon in the atmosphere. It is foolish, insane, stupid, irresponsible, and diabolical to add more.

Lund University in Sweden proved Jack Herer’s hypothesis from his self-published classic The Emperor Wears No Clothes: That the US can supply all of its current energy usage and future energy needs by growing Hemp on 6% of our arable land. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2010/11/11/breakthrough-swedish-hemp-energy-study-corroborates-hemp-emperor-herer/  and  http://mamamojournal.blogspot.com/2010/11/hemp-energy-farming-breakthrough-study.html  http://www.electricemperor.com/eecdrom/

Obama says he want us to be Energy Independent with Natural Gas, but that would kill billions of people with Global Warming, including everyone’s children. If we use clean Carbon Neutral Hemp-derived fuels instead, we can be Energy Independent and stop Global Warming with the very first harvest, two or three months from now. Hemp has the highest biomass of any plant; that is, more weight of Hemp can be produced per acre than of any other plant. Hemp stalks can be planted one inch apart, so that four billion plants can be grown per square mile.

But now the President is ready to start another Oil War. He’s got that superstitious Oil-drilling regime attacking the US Gulf Coast. And now he’s got Oil companies attacking the Alaskan coast too. Dredging our coast [which they do for offshore Oil] is an irresponsible and anti-scientific, criminal act. The US Military should be turning those would-be dredgers back. Why aren’t they protecting the integrity of our coasts? Why aren’t they protecting the American people from these attacks?

And, as an extra added bonus, keeping Marijuana off the market ensures suffering and and early death for millions of Medical Marijuana patients. Why is this Administration intentionally making all these people suffer?

Obama is supporting Onshore Drilling, Offshore Drilling, Nukes, Tar Sands, Shale Oil, Fracking, Pipelines, and Refineries, lots of Refineries: All of these plans are superstitious, nothing less! We don’t need them; they are extremely harmful to Americans and to our country; and they cause Global Warming. But somehow, instead of defending our country and its people, President Obama wants them, the Fossil Fuel frauds, not Marijuana.

Can you spell Bribery?

by normanb

MLK would be Ashamed: Georgia Needs Voters’ Rights Freedom Riders Again – This Time for Ganja Jill Stein & Kwabena Nkromo

2:59 pm in Uncategorized by normanb

MLK would be Ashamed: Georgia Needs Voters’ Rights Freedom Riders Again – This Time for Ganja Jill Stein — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

 

Yes, Kwabena Nkromo, we’ve got to stop Obama’s Nuke Plants planned for Georgia, Environmental Racism that they are. We’ve got to get you and Jill Stein on the ballot. Yes, Georgia has the most repressive anti-democratic ballot access law on the planet. That’s the US State of Georgia, not the Republic of Georgia. Martin Luther King’s home state.

That’s the state where they executed Troy Davis on flimsy evidence. But we are all Troy Davis now. The State of Georgia is Premeditating its Murder of Warren Hill right now, planned for four days hence, on July 23, 2012. http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/07/19/us-supreme-court-halt-georgia-execution Torture and brutality are so prevalent in Georgia prisons that inmates there have been on a hunger strike for five weeks! http://www.georgiagreenparty.org/GPGARadio/issues/hunger-strike-ga-prison-enters-5th-week

Texas just killed a Black man last night, with the new “single-drug” Murder dose: Phenobarbital. Two or three drugs mixed together would kill the victim quicker and more mercifully, but that could be temporarily blocked by interrupting the supply of either drug. Georgia is also switching to the now in-vogue, less-paper-work single-drug killings. Here’s Business Week‘s take on it. http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-07-18/ga-dot-switching-to-single-drug-method-for-executions

Martin Luther King would truly be ashamed that his state is so far behind. And Georgia requires well over 50,000 signatures to get Jill Stein on the Presidential ballot. Also, 1,500 signatures are needed for Kwabena Nkromo, candidate for Georgia’s House of Representatives District 57, whom we heard speaking above. Can we take no for an answer? Don’t we have to get these two reformers on the ballot, even in backward Georgia? Lots of people in Georgia smoke Marijuana and want it Legalized. Lots of people there want those Nukes stopped. Lots of people there want the stink of those filthy paper mills out of their air. This is who we have to reach out to, you and I, if we are to get these two true reformers before Georgia’s voters. And we can do much of it through the internet.

And that paper-mill pollution stench in Georgia and North Florida, that’s from using wood pulp paper. Books from the 1750s printed on Hemp paper are still in fine shape, but books from the 1950s printed on wood pulp paper are rotted away. We need to go back to the Hemp and shut down those filthy wood pulp mills. One reason they stink so bad is that wood pulp paper requires a dioxin-producing coagulant chemical bought from DuPont. Every rolling paper, every sheet of computer paper, toilet paper, all wood pulp paper, has to pay a share to DuPont. And President Obama frequently meets with high ranking DuPont company officers. Google that, if you want to check it.

We Freedom Riders and Virtual Freedom Riders can reach our target populations through social networking and through websites of reform groups. You can think of as many as I can. We need to stop Obama’s superstitious push to drill more Oil, in the Arctic, in the Gulf, and Fracking, a Pipeline From Nowhere! He wants to start a war with Iran to raise the price of Oil. And all this Gas and Oil and “Clean Coal” and “Clean Nukes” he wants us on, it poisons our children. Instead, we can grow Hemp, stop Global Warming, and be self-sufficient with out own energy.

President Obama’s dangerous Marijuana policy reared its ugly head in so many ways this week. You see, Marijuana is the key to our climate and energy needs. Lund University in Sweden proved Jack Herer’s hypothesis that the US can fulfill all its current energy usage and needs merely by growing Hemp for seed oil and biomass. And in doing so, the US would no longer be emitting any Carbon Dioxide. Zero! The truth is, in two or three months, our country can be completely self-sufficient: “Energy Independent,” on clean energy, Green Energy!

Jill Stein with her Green New Deal will initiate sweeping reforms that will Legalize Marijuana and institute a Hempen Clean-Energy-based Green Economy. With Hemp, we can raise our own fuel that doesn’t cause Global Warming. Hemp grows so fast, that the US can be energy-independent in a matter of weeks, with never a need for Fracking, Pipelines, “Natural” Gas, Gasoline, Oil, Coal, or Nuclear Power. Drilling Alaska and the Gulf indeed! No Fracking way! (Here are links on energy and stopping climate change.) http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/06/29/today-makes-or-breaks-jill-steins-funding-wwiii-gl0warm-legal-ganja-get-up-stand-up-occupy-your-rights/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2010/11/11/breakthrough-swedish-hemp-energy-study-corroborates-hemp-emperor-herer/

http://mamamojournal.blogspot.com/2010/11/hemp-energy-farming-breakthrough-study.html

http://www.electricemperor.com/eecdrom/

If you can help out by going to Georgia, to do the actual outreach, sign people up, please do so. If you can drive in from Florida or Carolina, or anywhere, we need you now. We need Freedom Riders. People in Georgia are offering their homes for you to stay in when you get there to work. If you’re in Georgia, and you can offer such people housing, we need to hear from you now too. To network this, please contact Nan Garrett (nan.garrett@georgiagreenparty.org)

If you can help with Green Energy in the form of money to the Georgia Green Party, to help mount this massive Freedom Riders effort, here’s where you can do that. http://www.georgiagreenparty.org/ If you want to donate to the Jill Stein for President campaign, or see which states still need help to get on the ballot, you can do that here. http://www.jillstein.org/ And if you can help out with Green Energy by getting somebody high, and then explaining to them why they should vote Green and sign the paper, by all means, do that first.

by normanb

Japan Quake Fallout Shows US Severely Endangered By President Obama’s Nuclear Lies and Dems’ Abandonment of Clean Energy

8:03 am in Uncategorized by normanb

Japan Quake Fallout Shows US Severely Endangered By President Obama’s Nuclear Lies and Dems’ Abandonment of Clean Energy — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

(What kind of a show job –?! I mean who? or how could somebody talk Japan as a country into heavily relying on/investing in Nuclear installments, after Japan’s unwanted experiments with Nuclear Fallout in Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Seems stupid, doesn’t it? Look in the mirror.)

Today on MSNBC’s morning news show, former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough (“Joe the Dumb Guy” who replaced “Tucker the Dumb Guy” [McCain campaign personality Tucker Carlson] – on the show now titled “Morning Joe”) encouraged unthinking people to believe President Obama’s frequent lies about the Global Warming forced by Nuclear Energy usage. In the midst of horrific details on explosions and leakages at Japanese Nuclear Power plants, a talking head reminded us that we “still need it,” because it [Nuclear Energy] “has no carbon footprint.”

This is what you call a “lie of omission.” For, though Nuclear Energy does not leave a carbon footprint like Oil and Coal, it does leave a terrible Global Warming footprint from its Nitrous Oxide emissions. Nitrous Oxide (N2O) warms our air 310 times as badly as CO2, pound-for-pound. Energy investors profit if voters think that Nuclear Energy impacts climate much less than it actually does. And the Republicrat brand profits if the US public is duped into believing the President’s lies about Nuclear safety and lack of Greenhouse consequences from Nuclear Power.

For the umpteenth time: Nuclear Energy is a very dangerous and expensive way to boil water. To attain Nuclear Power, Uranium (sometimes mixed with Plutonium and/or Thorium) is dissolved in Nitric Acid. The resultant hot gases boil water that turns turbines to mechanically produce electricity. The Global Warming gas N2O was already emitted during the production of the Nitric Acid, long before the Nuclear Reaction that the acid facilitates.

Even the President’s own EPA (which lyingly categorizes both Nuclear Power and Coal as “Clean Energy”) cites Nitric Acid production as the third most prolific cause of N2O pollution, after Nitrogen Fertilizers and burning fossil fuels. Yet the President says Nuclear Energy is safe and it causes no Global Warming.

But remember what President Pinocchio said about Oil spills, and how we don’t have them any more, just days before the BP disaster. Then he allowed massive for-profit spraying of toxic dispersants, which will poison our lands, our waters, and our air for untold decades. He proclaimed Mission Accomplished, meanwhile lying about appointing an impartial decision-maker to get “fair” money to people whose livelihoods were ruined by the BP Oil disaster.

That man, whom President Bushbama claimed was impartial, was proven to be taking money from … guess who. His “fair” deals included paying desperate people off with one-and-a-half years’ worth of income for a business that had been in their family four generations.

Then Pinocchio’s FDA claimed that Gulf seafood was completely safe to eat, even though it never had been before, and even though the petroleum couldn’t have helped to make it safe. He claimed to be eating the tainted food himself, and he used his own children in a photo op to trick people into thinking that it was safe to swim in the Gulf. The photographer later revealed that the President’s children were never actually in the Gulf waters in the photographs. To top it all off, the EPA started P-ing on us again, claiming that the Oil is gone.

And some Democrats are screaming ‘What else can we do?!’ You mean: What else, instead of heating up the globe to the breaking point? Instead of endangering the public with danger Nukes? Instead of lying that it’s safe? Instead of sending in mercenaries to help Obama’s thugs murder democracy activitsts in the slave-state Bahrain? What else can we do?

You can do what I did. You can quit the Democratic Party. I was a lifelong Democrat until recently. But now, as far as I can tell, the Democratic Party stands for:

1. Torture;

2. Covering Up Torture;

3. Kangaroo Kourts wherein Tortured defendants plead Guilty to what they confessed while being Tortured (even though in legitimate trials with competent counsel in the US, defendents never plead Guilty);

4. Protecting Middle Eastern dictators’ Oil products and the routes thereto by having the US 5th Fleet of Cowards impose slavery on 56% of the people in Bahrain;

5.Hiring mercenaries to murder people who push for democracy in Bahrain;

6. Lying about how we get our energy, and about how safe and how clean it is.

That’s what it means to be a Democrat in today’s world. In modern society, no one would confuse an American Democrat with a real small-d democrat.

by normanb

Why I Signed Pres. Obama’s Climate and Energy Petition Today; and What Might Be Wrong With It

8:17 am in Uncategorized by normanb

Why I Signed Pres. Obama’s Climate and Energy Petition Today; and What Might Be Wrong With It — by NormanB ("Deviations from the Norm")

Because of my support for Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential Election, I sometimes get emails from his campaigns. This one came from Mitch Stewart’s office at barackobama.com. It is an honorable Petition.

The Petition is not the speech. The speech stayed away from Global Warming, or "Climate Change" (the Newspeak-connotationed word that’s in vogue and helps people ignore GL0Warm, the real problem). PBS Pundits after the speech insisted the American people don’t want to hear about Global Warming anymore. Maybe the US wants to just let that bubble run till it bursts, like Oil-drilling, banking, the still festering medical debacle, Coward Droning and nuclear safety. It was a pathetic speech.

The Petition is not the bill. The new climate & energy bill is a disgraceful sell-out to the worst pro-Global Warming technology, taking advantage of well-publicized superstitions of Americans, by far the most ignorant and ill-informed people on the planet on the subject of GL0Warm. I’ve written about that bill here before and I won’t repeat it now because it strays from the point. (Just remember this: Solar Panels, Wind Farms, and Nuclear Power Plants require emissions of the worst Greenhouse Gases; and electric cars just ignore the problem. The bill is a giant give-away to chemical companies and fossil fuels.)

The Petition is not the graphics. Both President Obama and Rachel Maddow (on Bill Maher’s last Real Time of the season) used the crisis in the Gulf to push for more Wind Energy, and the President’s petition shows, very faintly, Solar Panels and a Wind Farm. Maddow’s employer, GE-NBC, is invested in Wind Farms. But the world’s biggest marketer of Wind Farms is the Danish company Vestas, also the world’s biggest marketer of the worst Greenhouse Gas: "Air Jordan" or Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6). It is used as a dielectric medium, insulating ultra-high-voltage switchgear (transformers and circuit breakers). According to the EPA, one quarter of it (four million pounds) of SF6 is carelessly leaked into our atmosphere every year. And that’s about to get exponentially worse. The truth is: The so-called "Smart Grid" is Stupid!

The Petition, instead, reaches for a far greater ideal. I hope the President’s forces don’t misrepresent my signature on this simple petition as favoring their maniacal schemes. Four specific Obama Administration superstitious maniacal climate schemes I hereby stipulate that I do not support:

1. Clean Coal (because it doesn’t exist, and can’t);
2. More Oil-drilling;
3. More Nuclear power on the dishonest premise that it is "clean" or "green;"
4. This horrible bill, that causes more GL0Warm and lines the pockets of the worst climate villains on the planet. (The Republican proposal is worse.)

Here is the simple idealistic Petition from President Obama which I signed:

I stand with President Obama to pave the way for a clean-energy future that:

• Combats climate change;

• Creates a new economy powered by green jobs; and

• Ends our dependence on foreign oil.

That’s all. It is worthy of everyone’s support. Ignore the graphics and sign the Petition. Let’s go forward, not back. The only other words on the Petition page are:

"The next generation will not be held hostage to energy sources from the last century. The American people are ready for clean energy. Add your name as a strong supporter of comprehensive energy and climate reform. It’s time, once and for all, for our nation to fully embrace a clean energy future"

Here’s the link to sign the Petition if you so choose, followed by links to other reviews of the climate and energy bill I wrote as Seminal Diaries here on Firedoglake.

http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/cleanenergy?source=20100610_BO_auto

BP: Backward Phuture: Obama, Reid, Republicans, Libertarians ALL Pro-GL0Warm, Anti-Science

http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/52488

Massachusetts is Embarrassed, Humiliated by Senator Kerry’s Disgraceful Climate Fraud Bill

http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/47636

Learn the 7 Greenhouse Gases and Stop Them

http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/53149

by normanb

Massachusetts is Embarrassed, Humiliated by Senator Kerry’s Disgraceful Climate Fraud Bill

2:24 am in Uncategorized by normanb

Massachusetts is Embarrassed, Humiliated by Sen. Kerry’s Disgraceful Climate Fraud Bill — by NormanB ("Deviations from the Norm")

My Senator, John Kerry, and Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman sold out the American people with their anti-climate Bill. Much worse, they sold out our Earth.

The Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill is a disgrace. It doesn’t even attempt to slow Global Warming. To the contrary, it seeks to worsen it exponentially. This phenomenon exposes massive corruption in the Senate, and in would-be "environmental watchdog groups." Its coverage spotlights widespread willful ignorance and incompetence among media.

Kerry-Lieberman is pro-drilling and pro-fracking. It pours corporate welfare on oil, coal and natural gas! It empowers fossil fuel companies to give each Senator who votes for it a one million dollar bribe, without missing a thing. Same with the Nuclear subsidy. (Nuclear energy causes Global Warming through its emissions of Nitrous Oxide: N2O is 310 times as strong as CO2.) The Nuclear plants may not even end up being built, but the pork comes right off the top, paid directly to the Nuclear executives who paid for the campaigns of Kerry, Lieberman, Biden and Obama. Old-fashioned Bribery at its most disgusting!

Now, I’m not saying that they would, but the funding is certainly there for both fossils and nukes to give a million dollars to each Senator who votes for the Bill, and the same to every Senator who votes against it, just to make the shell game look convincing. And since the Senators may only be getting a couple of million each, there’s still enough pork in the Bill left over to give one BILLION dollars apiece to sponsors Kerry and Lieberman, plus Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee. The Tweedle Brothers (Biden and Obama) need to be included, because the only way such a right-wing Bill has a chance of passing is if the Tweedles keep up their filibuster charade.

President Barack Obama (D-Daley Machine), Vice President Joseph Biden (D-DuPont) and other Democrats continue to perpetrate this ridiculous lie that they need 60 votes in the Senate to do anything because of the filibuster rule. But Vice President Biden, as President of the Senate, can change the filibuster rule whenever he wants, just like Nelson Rockefeller did twice when he was Vice President.

One would-be watchdog that don’t bark when we need it to is the Unconcerned Scientists. They call themselves "The Union of Concerned Scientists," and I’m on their e-mailing list. I had to ask if there are actually any real Scientists there. They claim that there are. I don’t know why they’re so Unconcerned: The UCS consistently recommends switching from fossil fuels that emit the weakest Greenhouse Gas (CO2) to wind farms that emit the strongest one (SF6), and to solar panels that emit NF3, the second-strongest Greenhouse Gas (GHG). Nitrogen Trifluoride is the GHG that’s increasing fastest in our atmosphere.

Nitrogen Trifluoride (or "Solar Freon," NF3) is 17,900 times as strong as Carbon Dioxide (CO2). It stays in the atmosphere more than 700 years. Sulfur Hexafluoride (or "Air Jordan," SF6) stays in our air more than 3,000 years and is 34,500 times as strong as CO2. If the so-called "Smart Grid" proceeds as planned, SF6 production will double immediately, then quickly double again, then again. And one-quarter to one-half of the SF6 produced leaks directly into the air. The "Smart Grid" is Stupid!

The chemical industry’s trade journals are very open about the extreme dangers these chemicals pose, but environmental groups, the EPA, and alternative media ignore them. And the mainstream networks are clueless.

The United States stands alone: We are by far the most ignorant country in the world on climate change. Less than half of our populace even recognizes the problem. President Obama swooped in at the last minute to crush the Copenhagen climate talks last December, confident that fawning admirers would keep his betrayal there secret from the newspaperless masses.

by normanb

President Obama’s Abysmal Record on Climate & Energy: Part 1

12:17 am in Uncategorized by normanb

President Obama’s Abysmal Record on Climate & Energy: Part 1
(If we count the "Freon Complex" as one, then …) Just 7 Greenhouse Gases create our Global Warming Emergency. Here’s what the President says about each of them. — by NormanB ("Deviations from the Norm")

When he was an Illinois State Legislator, Barack Obama voted to condemn the Kyoto accords for their strictness. Conversely, most critics say those accords were too timid and lax.

The 7 GHGs are: Freon, Steam, Fart, Smog, Laughing Gas, Dry Ice, Air Jordan.

The relative strength of each Greenhouse Gas is stated as its Global Warming Potential (GWP). Below are the GHGs, listed from the weakest to the strongest, and the President’s take on each. Two of the 7 can’t be rated on the GWP scale, but Pres. Obama has set no policy on those two, as far as I know; they are Ozone (Smog) and Water Vapor. The latter is actually the most active gas in warming the Earth, but the only way to take it out is to stop emitting the others and resequester the CO2. (To reduce the Smog, we need to stop burning Fossil Fuels and stop emitting so much Methane.)

- – - Carbon Dioxide (CO2) "Dry Ice" GWP=1
Its proliferation is from burning the Fossil Fuels: Coal and Petroleum products.
–Coal: Just after taking office, President Obama appeared on a Coal company commercial singing the praises of "Clean Coal," a product that doesn’t exist. Despite posing as if he were trying to stop Mountaintop Removal, he’s not. He’s allowing the companies doing it to keep doing it. 31 Coal Miners were killed in two Mines in the past few weeks, thanks to the Obama Administration’s cavalier attitude and lax safety standards.
–Oil: Barack Obama: "Oil rigs today generally don’t cause spills. They are technologically very advanced." Eleven Oil workers on that platform were killed thanks to the Obama Administration’s cavalier attitude and lax safety standards.
–Oil Byproducts (including Propane and Natural Gas): "We need a diverse energy policy" has been Pres. Obama’s mantra. It’s a slogan from a gasoline commercial. It’s also a lie. We’re in a Global Warming Emergency. We need to use Energy sources that don’t cause Global Warming. "Diverse" means buying Oil or Coal (mostly owned by Oil giants) or Propane (from Oil companies) or Natural Gas (from Oil Companies). "Diverse" also means "Nuclear," and we obviously can’t trust the Obama Administration’s cavalier attitude and lax safety standards there. Don’t let that sleazy slacker Salazar get a hold of the nuke plants, or he’ll turn our whole atmosphere into the Gulf of Mexico!
–BP keeps denying responsibility. Obama waited more than a week before declaring it an emergency, trusting BP to take care of it.
They are injecting a very destructive chemical dispersant, the toxic components which the Obama Administration is keeping secret from the people whom it may kill or maim, and from their doctors. Louisiana claims the 13 dead sea turtles on the shore had nothing to do with the oil. (I guess the dispersant killed them.) Obama has pledged to keep on drilling, but not to start any new drilling for several days.

- – - Methane (CH4) "Fart" GWP=62
Its proliferation is from unsanitary treatment of feces & garbage, and from Coal Mining and Oil Drilling, and from Dams.
One cattle farm in Vermont harnesses its Methane emissions, and the Clean Energy from burning that Methane causes no Global Warming, because the only Carbon it contains was recently absorbed from the air, making it Carbon Neutral. That one farm powers all its vehicles and supplies all its own electricity with that Methane. It also supplies all the electricity and powers all the vehicles at the nearby college. It also supplies all of the electricity for the entire county. There are only 3,000 counties in the United States. There are 7,000 farms. The Obama Administration takes no interest in Methane, except to Drill Baby Drill!

- – - Nitrous Oxide (N2O) "Laughing Gas" GWP=310
Its proliferation is from Nuclear Energy, manufacture of Nylon & other synthetic fibers, and from chemical fertilizers.
President Obama has been repeating the Big Lie over and over on this one lately, again from an energy company commercial. He’s been falsely claiming that Nuclear Energy doesn’t cause Global Warming, and promoting his new plan to open a chain of hundreds of Sleazy Salazar’s Discount Nuke Plants, cavalier attitude included!
(To produce Nuclear Energy, Uranium and Plutonium are dissolved in Nitric Acid, and producing Nitric Acid is one of the principle emitters of Nitrous Oxide.) (Nitrous Oxide dragsters, dentists’ offices, whipped cream cans, and recreational users of N2O, all added together, account for less than 1% of Nitrous Oxide emissions.)

- – - Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3) "Solar Freon" GWP=17,900
The fastest-increasing GHG in our atmosphere, its emissions come from manufacturing Solar Panels, and similar electronics. It stays in the air over 700 years.
Though the Mainstream Press and the Activist Press and even the Environmental Press ignore it, the Chemical Industry Press is quite open about this menace, reporting on chemists around the world working desperately to find a clean replacement. Finally someone did, according to the trade journals: A Finnish national company announced last summer that it had discovered a way to etch the Solar Panels without using NF3. Within weeks of that announcement, the Obama Administration countered: The US will open its first NF3 plant, in North Carolina, a gift to President’s contributors at Duke Energy, Bank of America, and DuPont (who invented NF3 and Freon). The President’s message was hidden behind a smile, but his attitude was clear: ‘You’re NOT bringing any Clean Energy in here, to threaten my relationship with Duke, DuPont and the BOA constrictor!’ So, now, nobody makes the clean replacement, but DuPont and others produce over 20,000 tons of NF3 annually, equivalent to 4 hundred million tons of CO2! And that number is increasing exponentially.

- – - Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) "Air Jordan" GWP=34,500
The worst GHG known. Its proliferation is from Wind Farms and the "Smart Grid." It stays in the air over 3,000 years. Vestas, the world’s biggest supplier of Wind Farms, is also the world’s biggest supplier of SF6. This gas’s byproducts include deadly chemical weapons and some of the worst GHGs known, one of them is the GHG increasing second-fastest in our atmosphere. Now, they’re opening Cape Wind. New mantra: Wind & Solar, Wind & Solar, Wind & Solar. Chemical companies may not be on our side. Solar Panels can be etched with SF6 or NF3 or Freon, all of which cause terrible Global Warming. Wind Farms and the "Stupid Grid" could theoretically use a different insulating dielectric medium, but they don’t. So, unless and until these procedures change, remember: THE SMART GRID IS STUPID!

By now you may be saying: If burning Fossil Fuels is very, very bad, and Hydroelectric and Nuclear and Solar and Wind are a lot worse, then, shouldn’t we just give up? No. Geothermal Energy causes no Global Warming. Neither do biofuels. But now only Monsanto’s corn and soy, and other destructive mono-crops and diverted food crops are used to make biofuels, giving them a bad name. And in fact, all of the plants now used for fuel are so inefficient that using them makes no sense. Only the plants with the highest biomass can reasonably be used: Hemp and Hops, each of which can grow 4 million stalks per acre – more than half a billion per square mile! Hemp and Hops are planted 100 stalks to the square foot when grown commercially. Corn doesn’t usually even have one per square foot. And don’t forget about biogas from the animal farms. Clean Energy is abundant and easy. But we would need a much more honest President to get it.

President Obama recently said he wanted American students to to get better at Science, but that can’t be true: If people knew even a little more about science, they wouldn’t believe his Climate and Energy lies.

(A word about determining Global Warming Potentials: Companies marketing Greenhouse Gases and products which emit the above Gases have devised measuring regimens which divide numbers in different ways to obtain several different GWPs for each gas, such that, if you look at it on a 20-year time line it appears to have a different strength than if you check it on a 100- or a 500-year time line. My policy is to use the highest figure, the one that actually shows the gas’s strength as compared to CO2, not the one that was created for promotional purposes.)