Sunday, July 19, 2009

Will GM, Chrysler go Forward or President Obama's Iraq?

Obama's sobering message to Detroit | | Detroit Free Press

President Barack Obama, in his first visit to Michigan as chief executive officer of the outfit that now owns most of General Motors Co., did not declare victory Tuesday in the bailout of Detroit's auto industry.
"It was the right thing to do," he said of extending more than $50 billion in federal loans to give the companies a shot at surviving as leaner outfits with new management.

Obama expects GM, Chrysler Group LLC and the rest of Detroit's auto industry to go forward under their own power, without further support from Uncle Sam.

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Some scary what-if questions still linger. What if the reborn GM or Chrysler-Fiat don't succeed? What if auto parts suppliers keep failing? Will Obama ride to the rescue with more taxpayer cash?

Can you imagine if a president of a corporation went in front of it's board and said, in order for us to sell more, we must put our products in fewer stores. Insane? Yes, but this is what we are with the Auto industry. It doesn't make sense to force dealerships to close, throwing more people out of work. The average dealership has about 50 employees, meaning the closing of 2,000 dealership could cost more than 100,000 jobs nationwide.

They say cutting the dealerships allows the surviving dealers to sell and service more vehicles, making them more profitable in a way that allows them to spend money on the advertising and their facilities
needed to attract sales.

Let's see, to make a company profitable borrow money you can't pay back, cut your production in half and sell your product in fewer outlets in order to make those outs more profitable. I thought the auto maker was suppose to be more profitable.
Obama had initially expected the entire process to take about 60-90 days. But a new GM has now emerged in around just 40 days since it filed for Chapter 11 on June 1 in the biggest failure of a U.S.
manufacturing company in history.
Chrysler also filed for Chapter 11 at the end of April and completed the sale of its assets to Italian
car maker Fiat SpA within about 40 days.
So now we are making fewer of the same product by the same people with less place to sell them and now the Auto Makers will be a success. President Barack Obama you now own this. Your Iraq.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Past Global Warming shows Lack of knowledge in Climate Change

Past warming shows gaps in climate knowledge - study | World | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A dramatic warming of the planet 55 million years ago cannot be solely explained by a surge in carbon dioxide levels, a study shows, highlighting gaps in scientists' understanding of impacts from rapid climate change.

During an event called the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, global temperatures rose between 5 and 9 degrees Celsius within several thousand years. The world at that time was already warmer than now with no surface ice.

"We now believe that the CO2 did not cause all the warming, that there were additional factors," said Richard Zeebe, an oceanographer with the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

I wonder if the bear is holding up a sign. If he was real he would eat them.

Al Gore; Today I challenge our nation to commit to producing 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within 10 years. To those who say 10 years is not enough time, I respectfully ask them to consider what the world's scientists are telling us about the risks
we face if we don't act in 10 years. To be sure, reaching the goal of 100 percent renewable and truly clean electricity within 10 years will require us to overcome many obstacles.

Solar, Windmills, Biofuels, Three complete losers. Yes they work in the class room or the lab but do they power a city? No. Do they power a subdivision? No. Do they power a house? Yes about 15% max.
Now we are to power the whole world, with new fuels, in less than 10 years.

The world must burn less diesel and wood, Nobel peace prize-winner Al Gore said yesterday, as the soot produced is accelerating the melting of ice in polar and mountainous regions.

Here is my challenge to President Barack Obama and Mr. Al Gore. If you believe in Solar, Windmills and Biofuels so much, make the largest polluter in the United States convert to them. That seems fair, right?
The U.S. Department of Defence is the largest polluter in the world, producing more hazardous wast then the five largest U.S. chemical companies combined. So lets run our national defence on solar, windmills or biofuels.

Al Gore said sceptics who refused to believe that dramatic cuts in carbon emissions could be delivered should consider the example of the young scientists in the Nasa team who put a man on the Moon on 1969. Okay Mr. Gore make me a believer before you change my life style, work on the largest polluter.
Make the U.S. military commit to running it's whole operations of of 100 percent renewable energy.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

President Obama says Lost Auto Jobs Gone Forever.

Obama to say some lost auto jobs not coming back | Markets | Markets News | Reuters

WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will say in Michigan, a state hard-hit by the downturn in the car industry, that some auto industry jobs that have been lost will not be returning.

"(The) hard truth is that some of the jobs that have been lost in the auto industry and elsewhere won't be coming back," Obama will say, according to prepared remarks released by the White House.
"They are casualties of a changing economy. And that only underscores the importance of generating new businesses and industries to replace the ones we've lost, and of preparing our workers to fill the jobs they create," Obama says in the remarks.

Henry Ford. Do you see the driving gloves?

Importance of generating new businesses and industries. Who will create these new businesses or industries. The Government? Which business has the Government created? None, they hinder the growth of Business. This is the line that not only President Obama is using but every Politician since the begining of our Country.

Out of 123,000 North American GM workers, 20,000 are scheduled to lose their jobs.
According to Peter Whoriskey in the Washington Post, "the number of cars that GM sells in the United States and builds in Mexico, China and South Korea will roughly double."

So we are going to double the builds of cars in Mexico, China and South Korea and lay off many auto makers in the rust belt. The jobs that have been lost in the auto industry and  won't be coming back are going to Mexico, China and South Korea.

As rescue attempts go, the Obama administration and its Auto Task Force are pursuing a peculiar course: They seem intent on keeping General Motors and Chrysler afloat as corporate entities by tossing more U.S. workers overboard.

On top of all that, job losses will balloon with the closing of more than 1,100 GM and 789 Chrysler dealerships, eliminating tens of thousands more jobs. “The stimulus package spends $800 billion to create jobs, while billions in loans to GM are conditioned on eliminating them.”

After months of the UAW trying to avoid a fight with Obama, in early May it began openly challenging the use of taxpayer loan money to finance the outsourcing of jobs. “We believe (GM) should have an obligation to build in this country the vehicles it will be selling in the U.S. market, thereby maintaining the maximum number of jobs in the United States,” UAW legislative director Alan Reuther wrote to the Senate.

US President Barack Obama will say in Michigan that some auto industry jobs that have been lost will not be returning. Because the good jobs are going over seas.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Report, Solar Panels will not Replace Coal, Stimulus Throwing Money Away

Hit & Run > 110 Years to Pay for Those Denver Solar Panels? - Reason Magazine

President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion economic stimulus bill after touring the solar panel installation on the roof of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Since the bill is loaded up with green energy goodies, the president's handlers no doubt thought that the tour made a great photo opportunity. The implied message is that instead of "a chicken in every pot," we'll get "a solar panel on every roof" with the stimulus plan.

But as nice as those panels look, just how practical are they? Well, the Denver Business Journal looked into the project last summer and found that the 465 panel 100-kilowatt installation cost $720,000 and will produce about 130,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. According to the Journal, electricity from the solar array will replace between 2 and 12 per cent of the museum's electricity demand. In fact, an internal museum report says the solar panels will supply only 1 to 2 percent of the museum's electricity need.

110 Years to Pay for Those Denver Solar Panels.

Do you know most solar panels have an expected life-span of 20 to 25 years. So why before signing the $787 billion stimulus package into law on February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden toured an array of solar panels on top of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Because this is what the government, you and I, are paying for.

Obama said "We expect you, the American people, to hold us accountable for the results," he said, citing, a website that will track the stimulus spending and allow citizens to comment and question the allocations.

According to the Denver Post's article on the event, “The sun generates enough energy on the museum rooftop to power about 30 homes.” However, that claim cannot be verified at this time, and in fact, seems to be belied by the scant information provided by the museum and other sources. Laura Holtman, Public Relations Manager for the Museum said in an email, “Because the array generates less than 5 percent of the Museum's power, [the purchased energy] is not a particularly large bill.”

Specifically, the Institute asked for:

1 ) Two years worth of electric bills prior to the installation of the solar array,
2 ) All electric bills following the completion of the installation.

The Museum denied those requests.

Blake Jones, chief executive of Namaste Solar, whose company installed 18 rows of panels, said he called other CEOs of solar companies to evaluate what they found in the stimulus bill. "The consensus is that this bill will immediately benefit companies like ours," he said.

The president used the state as a stage to talk about job creation and civic investment. He said the stimulus bill could create 60,000 jobs here and 400,000 jobs nationwide.

Now we know why the stimulus is not working. We are investing in businesses that does not product an effective product. We are investing in solar panels that will never replace coal. If it works show us the facts. let us see the electrical bills before the panels and after the panels. Al Gore panels are not working. He is using more energy. Please President Obama stop wasting our money.

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Judge Sonia Sotomayor's comment “Castrate White Males”

Obama Says Sotomayor’s “Castrate White Males” Comment Taken Out of Context | Carbolic Smoke Ball

WASHINGTON – President Obama said that comments by Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor in a 2004 speech in which she called for the “castration of all white males until they are no longer dominant,” have been “taken out of context” by right wing ideologues.

In the speech delivered to the San Juan chapter of NOW, Sotomayor said, “I want to be perfectly clear about this next comment so that there is no mistaking my words to mean something other than what they plainly say: the time has come to end white male oppression by castrating every white male until they are no longer dominant in Western culture. That means forcible removal of their testicles. I realize the brutality of  my comment, and I don’t know how to say it more clearly.”

It was revealed that Sotomayor used precisely the same language in seven other speeches.

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White House spokesman Robert Gibbs agreed with President Obama that the
statement “has been taken out of context,” and added that Sotomayor
“certainly did not mean” that white males should be castrated.

Out of the Heart the Mouth speaks. Now do you believe she is a Racist?  It's a racist comment!

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Judge Sonia Sotomayor too Liberal for the Supreme Court.

"Where Policy Is Made": Sotomayor's Court Comment Explained

The ubiquitous conservative attack on Judge Sonia Sotomayor stems from a statement she made at a conference at Duke University Law School in 2005, in which she described the role appellate justices have in forming policy

"All of the legal defense funds out there, they are looking for people with court of appeals experience because the court of appeals is where policy is made," she said, laughing a bit through the next part: "And I know this is on tape and I should never say that because we don't make law. I know. Okay, I know. I'm not promoting it. I'm not advocating it. I know."

The remarks, four years later, have hit the central nerve of the conservative psyche. Figures within and outside the GOP have already announced -- even before Sotomayor was tapped to be Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court -- that they would be painting her as an activist from the bench.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Soon after the inauguration of Bush as president in January 2001, many liberal academics became worried that he would begin packing the federal judiciary with conservative jurists. Yale law professor Bruce Ackerman wrote an article in the February 2001 edition of the liberal magazine The American Prospect that encouraged the use of the filibuster to stop Bush from placing any nominee on the Supreme Court during his first term. In addition, law professors Cass Sunstein (University of Chicago) and Laurence Tribe (Harvard), along with Marcia Greenberger of the National Women's Law Center,
counseled Senate Democrats in April 2001 "to scrutinize judicial nominees more closely than ever." Specifically, they said, "there was no obligation to confirm someone just because they are scholarly or

With no other way to block confirmation, the Senate Democrats started to filibuster judicial nominees. On February 12 2003, Miguel Estrada, a nominee for the D.C. Circuit, became the first court of appeals nominee ever to be filibustered.[12] Later, nine other conservative court of appeals nominees were also filibustered. These nine were Priscilla Owen, Charles W. Pickering, Carolyn Kuhl, David W. McKeague, Henry Saad, Richard Allen Griffin, William H. Pryor, William Gerry Myers III and Janice Rogers Brown. Three of the nominees (Estrada, Pickering and Kuhl) withdrew their nominations before the end of the 108th Congress.

On July 12, 2005, Bush met at the White House with the party leaders and ranking Judiciary Committee members from the two major parties — Republicans Bill Frist and Arlen Specter, and Democrats Reid and Patrick Leahy — to discuss the nomination process. During the meeting, the Democrats offered the President the names of three "moderate" Hispanic federal judges that they could accept: Sonia Sotomayor of the Second Circuit, Edward Prado of the Fifth Circuit, and Ricardo Hinojosa, a district court judge from Texas. Reid later told the press he was disappointed that the President had not chosen to discuss his own choice of possible candidates with the Democrats. In the conservative magazine National Review, the three candidates suggested by the Democrats were quickly dismissed as being offered in bad faith because they were too liberal for a conservative president to seriously consider.

So the Democrats can filibuster ten conservative judges, just because they where too conservative? That is because the Democrats believe that judges can make law. Example Roe vs Wade. Law made by the Supreme Court. On the grounds that President Bush thought that Judge Sonia Sotomayor was too Liberal. And we the Conservative Right thinks she is too Liberal. The Republicans should Filibuster her nomination.

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Report, Biofuels Ethanol will not Replace Oil.

Why Biofuels Burned Up Your Dollars

Farm state politicians, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have sold biofuels to rest of us as a way to revive rural America, attack the problem of global warming and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

In response, investors and taxpayers have poured many millions of dollars into corn ethanol. The returns have been skimpy.

That, at least, is the conclusion of a new report from the Worldwatch Institute called Red, White, and Green: Transforming U.S. Biofuels. The unhappy news is that we don’t seem to have learned much from our dismal experience with corn ethanol, and unless things change in Washington, we’re going to burn a lot more of it.

So far in 2009, ten ethanol production plants have filed for bankruptcy.

Government support “is the only reason the industry is up and running,” McKeown says. “Otherwise it wouldn’t be profitable.” Even so, much of the industry has failed to survive the combination of rising corn
prices, declining oil prices and the credit crunch.

The United States is increasingly dependent on imported energy to meet our personal, transportation, and industrial needs. As a domestic, renewable source of energy, ethanol can reduce our dependence on foreign oil and increase the United States' ability to control its own security and economic future by increasing the availability of domestic fuel supplies

One fact is correct, the United States is increasingly dependent on imported oil. What is not true, ethanol can reduce our dependence of foreign oil. By 2030, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects the U.S. will import 70% of its petroleum. So what is going to replace oil? Wind or solar, not yet. We must drill off our coast and on our land.

Oil rigs of the past. Today we have fewer oil rigs.

The production facility of today has been radically streamlined and occupies far less surface area when compared to operations 25 years ago. In 1970, a 20-acre offshore oil rig could drill a mere 0.8 square miles at 10,000 feet. Today , an oil rig of just 2 acres can drill over 80 square miles - again, while spilling almost none of it.

The key word regarding today’s footprint is small.  For instance, one development opened in 2000 in Alaska’s Alpine Field produces from a pad area of 97 acres—just 0.2 percent of the 40,000-acre field.  Directional drilling, zero-waste discharge, roadless development and other innovations were used to minimize the Alpine field’s footprint on the Arctic tundra.

The U.S. oil and gas industry has integrated an environmental ethic into every aspect of business.  The industry actively collaborates with private conservation groups to protect sensitive coastal and marine habitats and wildlife.

We need energy to keep our country going.  If we don't drill now to provide for our economy, our children might have no future. Not from global warming but of no USA.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Just like President Bush, Obama wants to send unarmed National Guard Volunteers to Mexican Border.

Obama Mulls Sending National Guard to Border | NBC Bay Area

With drug-related violence growing along the Mexican border, the U.S. is considering  deploying troops to the Southwest, according to a Department of Homeland Security official.
Senior officials say the Obama administration is developing plans to seek up to 1,500 National Guard volunteers to help combat the drug war along the Mexican border.
“You can’t fight this war with just one hand,” President Barack Obama has said. “You can’t have Mexico making an effort and the United States not making an effort.”

I think we should send the boy scouts for this job.

Gov. Janet Napolitano on Thursday signed an agreement for Arizona to participate in a federal plan to deploy 6,000 National Guard soldiers in the four southern border states to help curb illegal immigration,
with 300 Arizona National Guard soldiers set to participate beginning in mid-June. The National Guard troops will be used for engineering, road and fence building, transportation, logistics and surveillance, reconnaissance and port-of-entry duties but not direct law enforcement.

Why did President Bush do this? Bush promised funding in his plan to send up to 6,000 National Guard
troops to Arizona and the three other states along the U.S.-Mexico border to perform support duties that would free up federal authorities to focus on border security until more Border Patrol agents are hired and trained.

Now why does President Obama want to send the National Guard to the Mexican boarder?

President Barack Obama has said. “You can’t fight this war with just one hand, You can’t have Mexico making an effort and the United States not making an effort.”

Senior administration officials said the Guard program will last no longer than a year, a one year effort,
would draw on National Guard volunteers from the four border states. The program would mainly seek out guard members for surveillance, intelligence analysis and aviation support. Guard units would also supply ground troops who could assist at border crossings and with land and air transportation.

Now here is the real reason President Obama is doing this.
President Barack Obama promised his Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderon, that the United States would help with the escalating drug war. So now President Obama is throwing Mexican president Calderon a bone.

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