Archive for the ‘hysteria’ Category
Cassie Rodenberg reports:
As soon as oil hits water, the ocean begins its deconstruction. In fact, the marine environment handles oil much like a human body handles alcohol: destroying, metabolizing and depositing the excessive compounds —in oil’s case, hydrocarbons—then transforming the compounds into safer substances, says Stanislav Patin, chairman of the Aquatic Toxicology Committee under the Russian Academy of Sciences and international expert on marine pollution.
Explains how 1 million barrels of oil can naturally seep into the ocean each year and life mysteriously goes on.
The state’s solution to the BP spill? Add toxic chemicals.
Oil seeps are fairly common around the world both underwater and aboveground. Oil seeps occur when enough cracks and fissures form above a reservoir to enable a small quantity of oil to escape naturally. The La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles (pictured below) are a large terrestrial oil seep, and oil seeps have long been used to help identify submarine oil reserves. Oil seeps are prevalent in many bodies of water, and the Gulf of Mexico is no exception.
Oil seeps are more common than you think, both on land and underwater.
A satellite survey published in January of 2000 counted at least 600 natural oil seeps within the Gulf. And they release a lot of oil.
A 2003 National Academies study estimated that about 980,000 barrels of oil, or about 41 million gallons, seep into the Gulf – every year. Recall that the Exxon Valdez is estimated to have spilled about 250,000 barrels.
So approximately four Exxon Valdezes naturally seep into the Gulf each year. The hysteria manufactured over the recent spill, or anything else for that matter, is designed to provide an excuse for more government intervention.
As Lew Rockwell points out: “Oil is natural, organic, and biodegradable”.
Posted in abuse of power/corruption, government regulation, hysteria, ideology, mainstream media, nanny state, politics, US Constitution, tagged Civil Rights Act, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, racism, Rand Paul, reading list on May 27, 2010 | 7 Comments »
Rachel, here’s a reading list for you. Please educate yourself to avoid making a complete fool out of yourself on national television.
- ‘Hornberger,’ the Video (You don’t even have to read this one)
Peter Larsson reports:
Researchers at KTH have been able to prove that the fossils of animals and plants are not necessary to generate raw oil and natural gas. This result is extremely radical as it means that it will be much easier to find these energy sources and that they may be located all over the world.
Together with two research colleagues, Professor Kutcherov has simulated the process of pressure and heat that occurs naturally in the inner strata of the earth’s crust. This process generates hydrocarbons, the primary elements of oil and natural gas.
According to Vladimir Kutcherov, these results are a clear indication that oil supplies are not drying up, which has long been feared by researchers and experts in the field.
More here: Oil does not come from fossils
Posted in abuse of power/corruption, government regulation, hysteria, ideology, libertarian, nanny state, politics, US Constitution, video, tagged Civil Rights Act, Rachel Maddow, racism, Rand Paul on May 24, 2010 | 1 Comment »
Steve Elliott reports:
Maybe there should be an IQ test for police officers. What was first thought to be one of the largest marijuana seizures in the Corpus Christi Police Department’s history turned into an embarrassing incident for the cops, as the clueless officers spent a busy and exciting evening harvesting hundreds of harmless weeds from a city park.
Exhausted officers only stopped collecting the harmless plants because it got too dark to work; they planned to return bright and early in the morning to look around for more marijuana.
Trouble is, after spending more than an hour laboriously removing and tagging hundreds of plants, and then hauling it all to the police department downtown, testing revealed that none of it was marijuana at all.
Well at least they weeded the park – probably the most productive thing they have ever done.
Posted in government regulation, hysteria, mainstream media, nanny state, politics, Republicans, US Constitution, tagged Civil Rights Act, Rachel Maddow, racism, Rand Paul on May 20, 2010 | 17 Comments »
Rachel Maddow attacked neocon-Rand on her propaganda show tonight. Maddow was throwing a hissy-fit over Rand’s correct position that the government has no authority to force private businesses not to discriminate based on race (or anything for that matter).
Indeed private businesses, organizations and individuals should be able to create rules for or refuse service to whomever they choose. That includes allowing or refusing service to those that are white, black, brown, gay, straight, handicapped, obese, retarded, cross dressing, transsexual or whatever type of irrelevant characteristic you can conjure up. Not only that but they should be able to allow or refuse smoking, guns, dogs, drugs or anything else on their private property. At the same time, all competing businesses should have the right to do the exact opposite to attract those that don’t approve. If the offending business can’t attract enough customers, then they go out of business. That is how freedom works. Maddow can’t seem to fathom anything other than the use of violence (government) to force her subjective views on everyone else. What an evil excuse for a human being.
Although Maddow thinks she is taking the high road, she fails to address that many minority groups are NOT covered by the Civil Rights Act. I guess only those that the state, and Maddow, deems worthy are those that may receive “equal rights”.
Update: Jim at heygetthis has more (although he doesn’t realize it).
Posted in abuse of power/corruption, fear-mongers, government regulation, hysteria, libertarian, politics, tagged amnesty, illegal immigration, immigration, Mexicans, national ID, racism, racists, Real ID on May 6, 2010 | 20 Comments »
To all the racist nuts worried about brown people crossing an arbitrary border, David Zemens says:
You’re worried that if people emigrate, you might not pull down $18/hour plus benefits to be a high school custodian — as if being compelled by the forces of supply and demand to accept a $13/hour gig instead is a degradation even remotely similar to being locked in some craphole third-world country making $100 shoes for 8 cents a day.
Put yourself in their shoes (no pun intended). You could live in a poverty stricken country where you can barely afford to feed your kids, or you can A) continue to suffer while spending years and untold amounts of money you do not have attempting to legally immigrate into another country or B) bypass the inhumane, immoral, unethical and totally idiotic bureaucracy to make a better life for yourself and your family. Ask yourself what you would do.
The ultimate goal of this divide-and-conquer “debate” is to get you to finally accept the totalitarian national ID scam.