The Aggregation Scam: How a Trump Town was Tricked into Paying for the Green New Deal

I spent two days working on this post, and just trashed the prior, many-page version.

WHY, YOU MIGHT ASK.

Simple. Because I was beating around the bush. I was not getting to the POINT.

THE POINT: A town full of Trump-supporting Republicans in MAGA country was TRICKED into funding the GREEN NEW DEAL.

I don’t want to RAT OUT all the players here – but I do want the M.O. to be known to all of MAGA and the White Hats. Thus, I’m leaving things somewhat anonymous. But I am figuring that the White Hats and Trump administration will quickly figure out who I’m talking about.

A CASE STUDY by the GOP should prevent it from happening again.

It is probably too late for the Republican town in question. Residents of that city have THREE WEEKS LEFT to “opt out” of their aggregation scam. Most will not. The SCAM was successfully pulled off. A Republican city in the Trump-supporting rust belt is now going to pay for Soros-backed “green energy” with their (ultimately) higher energy bills. They will THWART the Trump agenda, HELP China, and very likely fall for the NEXT scam from the Democrats.

The great IRONY is that people voted for exactly the opposite. They wanted LOWER ENERGY BILLS, with some incidental support for “clean energy”. That is what it LOOKED LIKE when they were VOTING FOR IT.

AH-AH-AH! Wishful thinking! BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU VOTE FOR, REPUBLICANS.

What they GOT – revealed in the FINE PRINT on the LAST PAGE of the FINAL NOTIFICATION – was 100% WIND energy, endorsed by a TIDES-FOUNDATION-APPROVED NGO in San Francisco, and – oh – it’s going to be somewhat cheaper because the whole city was forced into it.

THAT is your “aggregation” savings. The same savings that the Soviet Union got when they “aggregated” to a single version of every consumer product.

That is the REALITY of “aggregation” when the SOURCE (100% green energy) is LOCKED IN at the beginning of the equation (my guess), unbeknownst to voters. And the energy company – which obviously makes more money on people paying extra for “boutique energy” – is ALL IN on the scam.

How do I know that 100% Green New Deal energy was locked in from BEFORE THE INITIATIVE was ever sleazily (mis)represented to voters? FOLLOW THE CANDIDATES. This GND-supporting scam was planned LONG BEFORE IT HAPPENED, in my opinion.

See how that works? Technically, it’s ALMOST the same thing as what people THOUGHT they voted for, but there is a CATCH. It’s just a matter of PRIORITIES which were not spelled out clearly during the SALE. People ASSUMED that “cheaper” might have some chance against “greener”. But by letting people ASSUME that wrong idea, there was BAIT and SWITCH and here we are.

The voters of the city were SOLD on wording, repeated OVER and OVER, in a very particular weaponized order: cheap first and clean second. People ASSUMED that this meant something – that “cheap first and clean second” is what they were getting. That CHEAPER wasn’t necessarily subordinate to GREENER.

Never ASS U ME.

Sorry. Read the fine print. On the last page. Of the final notification. A month before people are automatically opted in. THEN – if you’re sufficiently suspicious of SOCIALISM – you might “do the math” and realize that it doesn’t add up for “cheap first and clean second”, which was merely implied and not STATED CLEARLY. No. It adds up for “CLEAN” FIRST and cheap maybe, which FITS THE WORDING LEGALLY.

It is “green energy” and then there is some savings because the whole city got roped into it.

CLEAR?

Trust me – this initiative could have NEVER passed if the people behind it had been completely honest and transparent about their intentions with the ENTIRE ELECTORATE.

The beauty of the scam is that people were TOLD what they were going to get, but careful wording and sneaky psychology were weaponized to let people imply things that were not actually true, and were never contradicted clearly. Cynically, there is likely no recourse, because I will bet the lawyers made sure it is all within the letter of the law. “By the book”, as OBAMA would say.

Socialists. I know we’re not supposed to hate them, but Lord, it is hard not to do it.

There is some possibility that a sufficiently smart CLASS ACTION SUIT might succeed in striking this down, but I’m not counting on it. Better to just WARN the Trump administration that THIS is how the Democrats are now fighting at the local level.

Of course, maybe the DOJ has something to say about this, too.

Yeah. SNEAKY DEMOCRATS. This is WHY scams work – because the MARK is afraid to go to the COPS on it. They all wanted SOMETHING FOR NOTHING – cheaper energy bills simply for a VOTE – and they got TAKEN.

Better, in my opinion, to LEARN from it – and make certain that Republicans realize a sad new truth:

“AGGREGATION” is CODE for “SOCIALIZED“.

Energy aggregation which is SECONDARY TO SOURCE is a TRICK to sell you on SOCIALIZED GREEN NEW DEAL ENERGY.

Now – I could go into the specifics of WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and WHY. But rather than do that openly, I have decided that it’s better to let the WHITE HATS – and particularly the WHITE HAT LAWYERS and WHITE HAT POLS – take care of this one.

QUIETLY.

STEALTHILY.

CLEANLY.

Let me give people a HINT.

The problem is RADICAL RINGERS in CITY COUNCILS. I watched this one from the beginning, and it is CLOWNSVILLE, in my humble opinion. Something is very NOT RIGHT with how this happened.

There. Under 1000 words. Let’s hope that the RIGHT PEOPLE see this.

W

Marketing. Yup. He called it. Media. Marketing. Weaponized psychology. OH. And LAWFARE.
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76 thoughts on “The Aggregation Scam: How a Trump Town was Tricked into Paying for the Green New Deal

    1. I think these scams are likely in the works EVERYWHERE. This one passed in last year’s general, and it is now being implemented. That level of success has to have the Dems chomping at the bit to deploy it everywhere as a workaround for Trump energy.

      I’m surprised I’m the first person to call it out for what it is, but I think that part of the psychology is for those GOP who were close in and got burned, to just self-loathe on it and pretend they didn’t get chumped.

      This instance was planned LONG AGO. The candidate who pushed it was a real RINGER, IMO.

      I think one of the answers is to challenge it with COAL and NUCLEAR aggregation! Much cheaper and better! Fund FUSION faster with NUCLEAR AGGREGATION! 😉 😀

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      1. Wolfie we got SCREWED here in North Carolina by Duke Energy.

        The installed SMART Meters with LOTS OF HYPE about how great they were. I refused. So they sent aroud a sales team to TALK US INTO IT! I handed them a notebook showing them what SMART Meters REALLY WERE. So now we PAY $30 a month to NOT have our electric turned off when ever Duke Energy feels like it.
        …..

        DUKE ENERGY GRANTS:

        “Duke Energy, an investor-owned utility, is one of the largest electric power companies in the United States. “ This means profits head to the pockets of the investors.

        “Duke Energy extended a $10 million loan to Obama’s re-election convention committee.
        *http://www.citizen.org/reject-duke-energy-loan

        That loan paid back handsomely although the ‘loan’ WAS NEVER REPAID.

        Duke Energy Receives $22 Million Federal Grant for Wind Power Storage

        Duke Energy intends to match a $22 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to design, build and install large-scale batteries to store wind energy at one of its wind farms in Texas.

        ” Duke Energy Corp. has received a stimulus award of $200 million for “smart-grid” improvements in Ohio and Indiana. It’s part of a package of $3.4 billion in stimulus allocations announced Tuesday by the Obama administration.

        Duke was among 100 entities to receive Smart Grid Investment Grants…”

        Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act),

        “the U.S. Department of Energy and the electricity industry have jointly invested over $7.9 billion in cost- shared Smart Grid Investment Grant projects to modernize the electric grid, strengthen cybersecurity, improve interoperability, and collect an unprecedented level of data on smart grid and customer operations. “

        Under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program, six utilities evaluated operations and customer charging behaviors for in-home and public electric vehicle charging stations: [What an utter waste of money]

        Burbank Water and Power (BWP)
        Duke Energy (Duke)
        Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL)
        Madison Gas and Electric (MGE)
        Progress Energy (now part of Duke Energy as a result of a merger in 2012)
        Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

        Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, provides electric service to 7.2 million electric customers……
        Duke’s SGIG project has a total budget of almost $556 million, including DOE funding of $200 million. The project includes Duke deployment of advanced metering infrastructure, communications networks, and systems for meter data management; more than 1 million smart meters; customer systems such as in-home displays, web portals, and time-based rate programs; distribution automation equipment such as automated feeder switches, capacitors, and line monitors; and residential and commercial electric vehicle charging stations in North and South Carolina and Indiana.

        Customers took advantage of time-based rates to save on overnight residential charging. Participants generally prefer charging their cars overnight at home. Time-based rates encouraged off-peak charging and provided savings for overnight chargers. The rates were especially convenient when customers could pre-program charging sessions to start when off- peak rates came into effect. …

        Key potential adverse impacts on the grid include overloading circuits by excessive demand on any particular circuit, at any particular time. This can be mitigated by tracking the number and location of Level 2 AC chargers on residential customers. Smart grid technologies enable utilities to more easily monitor this potential overload problem. In addition, deployment of DC fast chargers could easily overload most residential neighborhood circuits, so their installations should be and commonly are managed by utilities. Properly designed and installed chargers of any size can be safely installed in suitable locations on the grid.

        Secondly, with increased volumes of car charging, there is a cost and reliability impact if an excessive number of charging sessions occur during the peak hours of the day. Time-of-use rates may be used to encourage customers to charge their vehicles during off-peak periods.

        There are many other PDFs of interest listed at the bottom:

        And yes I am correct that time-based rates programs, including time-of-use, critical peak pricing, and peak-time rebate programs. will eventually be implemented to shape consumer behavior.

        Integrated Smart Grid Provides Wide Range of Benefits in Ohio and the Carolinas

        Smart meters and distribution management system upgrades also allowed Duke to pilot time-based rates programs, including time-of-use, critical peak pricing, and peak-time rebate programs. Though customer participation was low, the new technology positions Duke to implement similar programs as social, regulatory, and market landscapes change in the future. …

        Duke’s 966,000 smart meters each have remote and off-cycle meter reading capabilities, remote connect/disconnect (residential only), tamper detection, and outage diagnostics features that allow the utility to “ping” meters and determine where power is out.

        While Duke encountered opt-out requests during the meter deployment, personal contact with individual customers, local leadership, regulatory staff, and legislative leaders, helped defuse the opt-out issue for the majority of the deployment timeframe. [In other words Duke’s PROPAGANDA was successful]

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        1. I had written this in a comment elsewhere at the time of the SOVIET STYLE DOWN GRADE.

          …. the local coop just showed up to force us to ‘up-grade’ to a SMART METER’
          We HAVE TO get a new meter. If we ‘Opt-out’ we pay an instillation fee plus $30 a month.

          The coop is lying through their teeth about the whole mess. First they say the $30 is because they have to drive out to read the meter. That is a complete lie. NC is allowing Duke to charge people an installation charge PLUS $360 a year to force us to comply with the move towards Sustainability aka Agenda 21.

          When we ask “Why do we need a new meter?” Again all we are offered are LIES. They say the reason is so the electric company can detect power outages more easily. That is total BS. It is so the Duke can turn off the electric of the peons while leaving on the electric of the IMPORTANT customers.

          Although the information has since been disappeared from the internet. The following is the real reasons:

          #1. The smart meter allows the Energy company to charge a much much higher rate during peak use time. This is to herd people into a “More Sustainable Life Style”

          #2. “With smart meters, CenterPoint Energy is proposing to add a process prior to shutting down whole circuits to conduct a mass turn off of individual meters with 200 amps or less (i.e. residential and small commercial consumers) for 15 or 30 minutes, rotating consumers impacted during that outage as well as possible future outages.”

          Instead of telling us the truth we get: “You’ve probably heard this updated grid called “the smart grid” or “grid modernization” – but no matter what it’s called, what matters most is how it will serve you better…..Many customers will have more insight on their energy usage, and tools that will help them curb their energy use and save costs on their monthly bill.” (Barf, Gag, I REALLY HATE LIARS!)

          DUKE ENERGY:

          Smart, digital technologies – combined with in-home energy management systems, new energy efficiency programs, improved communication tools and customer-sited renewable energy sources like rooftop solar panels – will benefit our customers, our company and the environment.
          * Customers will have tools and information to better understand their energy usage and manage their monthly energy bills.

          * Smart appliances and plug-in vehicles will be integrated with the power grid. We will have more precise information about outages than we have today, which will help us respond faster to restore service. [So the power company can turn off your stove or freezer or furnace whenever they wish]

          * We’ll be able to detect and solve problems quickly, prevent and shorten outages, and improve service, reliability and power quality for customers.

          * Our power delivery system will communicate system-wide to make micro-adjustments, if needed, to balance our energy load and help reduce our need to buy or generate extra, more expensive power to meet customer demand.
          http://www.duke-energy.com/about-us/smart-grid-faq.asp

          And just to underline WHY they need this made in Hades ‘Smart Grid’
          GREENVILLE NC — Duke asks customers to reduce energy use

          “Through Friday, the forecasted temperatures will be consistently below freezing and will challenge our system because customers will be using more energy,” Nelson Peeler, Duke Energy vice president of transmission system operations, said in a release….

          Duke recommends that customers reduce thermostats to the lowest comfortable setting, turning off unnecessary lighting, postponing household chores that require electrical appliances, unplugging chargers for mobile devices and operating ceiling fans in a clockwise direction to push warm air down…..

          Now Duke Energy is spreading its propaganda to our class rooms:
          Energy Revolution: Our Energy Efficiency in Schools Program Educating our youth about energy conservation

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          1. And just in case you think Duke was JUST supporting Democrats…

            Duke did not leave the Republicans out. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory worked for Duke Energy for almost 30 years. Analysis by Democracy North Carolina, shows McCrory received over $300,000 in direct campaign contributions from Duke-Energy related donors during his 2008 and 2012 gubernatorial races. The Republican Governors Association, which spent over $10 million supporting McCrory’s bid, also received around $760,000 from Duke.

            If you have a strong stomach:
            Sustainability Report:
            Includes underground CO2 sequestering:
            http://sustainabilityreport.duke-energy.com/2008/environmental/diversification.asp

            Chairman’s Letter to Stakeholders
            http://www.duke-energy.com/investors/publications/annual/ar-2007/downloads/pdf/07Letter.pdf

            “….At Duke Energy, we have two aspirations that guide our planning and serve as a bridge to the future: (1) Modernize and decarbonize our generation fleet, and (2) Help make the communities we serve the most energy efficient in the world. …”
            Notice that Duke Is not giving the CUSTOMERS any say about becoming ” the most energy efficient in the world” they are going to MAKE them “the most energy efficient in the world. …”

            The proposed Lee Nuclear plant on the other hand has been placed on the back burner and now Duke plans to go with Natural Gas (Shell Oil anyone?)

            Federal licensing for proposed nuclear plants has been delayed by a court decision that requires the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to reconsider its current position on long-term waste disposal. That means Duke is unlikely to get its license to build and operate the plant until 2016.
            http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/energy/2014/11/reportduke-energy-pushing-back-decision-on-lee.html?page=all

            …………..

            Duke Energy Receives $22 Million Federal Grant for Wind Power Storage

            Duke Energy intends to match a $22 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to design, build and install large-scale batteries to store wind energy at one of its wind farms in Texas.

            So Us taxpayers forked over $22 million for these batteries and another $204 Million in 2010 for the smart grid.

            Duke Energy Reaches Agreement with DOE to Accept $204 Million in Stimulus Funds to Support Grid Modernization — May 13, 2010

            There is an earlier 2009 $200 Million in Stimulus Funds for the smart grid but I am not sure if it is a total of $404 million or the same $200 Million mentioned twice.

            The proposed Lee Nuclear plant on the other hand has been placed on the back burner and now Duke plans to go with Natural Gas (Shell Oil anyone?)

            Federal licensing for proposed nuclear plants has been delayed by a court decision that requires the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to reconsider its current position on long-term waste disposal. That means Duke is unlikely to get its license to build and operate the plant until 2016.
            http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/energy/2014/11/reportduke-energy-pushing-back-decision-on-lee.html?page=all

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        2. Here is more info from my notes:
          ….

          And yes I am correct that time-based rates programs, including time-of-use, critical peak pricing, and peak-time rebate programs. will eventually be implemented to shape consumer behavior.

          Integrated Smart Grid Provides Wide Range of Benefits in Ohio and the Carolinas

          Smart meters and distribution management system upgrades also allowed Duke to pilot time-based rates programs, including time-of-use, critical peak pricing, and peak-time rebate programs. Though customer participation was low, the new technology positions Duke to implement similar programs as social, regulatory, and market landscapes change in the future.

          Duke’s 966,000 smart meters each have remote and off-cycle meter reading capabilities, remote connect/disconnect (residential only), tamper detection, and outage diagnostics features that allow the utility to “ping” meters and determine where power is out.

          While Duke encountered opt-out requests during the meter deployment, personal contact with individual customers, local leadership, regulatory staff, and legislative leaders, helped defuse the opt-out issue for the majority of the deployment timeframe.
          [In other words Duke’s PROPAGANDA was successful]

          The US government bluntly states they want CONTROL OF YOUR HOUSE!

          The Department of Energy Report 2009

          A smart grid is needed at the distribution level to manage voltage levels, reactive power, potential reverse power flows, and power conditioning, all critical to running grid-connected DG systems, particularly with high penetrations of solar and wind power and PHEVs…. Designing and retrofitting household appliances, such as washers, dryers, and water heaters with technology to communicate and respond to market signals and user preferences via home automation technology will be a significant challenge. Substantial investment will be required….

          These controls and tools could reduce the occurrence of outages and power disturbances attributed to grid overload. They could also reduce planned rolling brownouts and blackouts like those implemented during the energy crisis in California in 2000.

          This is even more revealing and nasty — Visions of Bastiat’s Broken Window Fallacy anyone? How long before we will be forced to buy new ‘Smart’ appliances or retrofits?
          Smart Meters, an attractive opportunity for Investors

          Executive Summary
          We see an attractive long-term secular trend for investors to capitalize on over the coming 20–30 years as today’s underinvested and technologically challenged power grid is modernized to a technology-enabled smart grid. In particular, we see an attractive opportunity over the next three to five years to invest in companies that are enabling this transformation of the power grid. Similar to trends in the telecommunications industry, we expect this upgrade process to be evolutionary rather then revolutionary. As such, we think investors need to take a long term view when evaluating the sector.

          By focusing on this segment of the market, which we believe could be as large as $8 billion annually in the next 5–10 years, we are branching out our coverage into areas that allow utilities to use their existing legacy networks more efficiently,….

          …..We believe that the demand response solution providers will have a big role to play in this evolution of the smart grid. ….

          In the following, we describe commonly used demand response programs in the United States in greater detail.

          Direct Load Control (DLC): DLC programs refer to those in which a utility or system operator remotely shuts down or cycles a customer’s electrical equipment on short notice
          to address system or local reliability contingencies in exchange for an incentive payment or bill credit. DLC has been in operation for at least 20 years. A variety of utilities developed and deployed large programs in the late 1960s and expanded them significantly in the 1980s and 1990s. According the 2006 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) survey, Florida Power & Light has implemented the largest program with 740,570 customers.

          The most common form of DLC is a program that cycles the operation of appliances such as air conditioners or water heaters. Typically, a one-way remote switch or digital control receiver is connected to the condensing unit of an air conditioner or the immersion element in a water heater. By remotely switching off the load at the appliance, peak loads can be reduced. Typical demand reductions are in the 1kW area for air conditioners and 0.6kW for heaters. The switch is operated through radio signals (for older systems) or digital paging. Depending on the duty cycle selected, the switch turns off the condensing unit or element for the full duration of an event or for various fractions of an hour (e.g., 15 minutes off during an hour). DLC programs also typically limit the number of times or hours that the customer’s appliance can be turned off per year or per season. ….

          In addition, remote control of individual appliances is being supplanted by remote control of smart, or programmable, communicating thermostats in recently implemented programs. During the summer, the utility or program operator can remotely adjust the temperature upward to reduce demand. After an event, the temperature setting is reset to the customer- specified level….

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        3. Here are MOAR goodies from Duke Energy reports:

          In 2008, we’ll continue to focus on delivering results for both customers and investors in our basic business. At the same time, we will continue to chip away at the most difficult challenge in the history of our industry: global climate change.

          ….evidence is growing that carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels is creating conditions that could change our way of life. Scientists know climate change is a problem, yet they aren’t able to accurately predict its full scope. I leave the science to the scientists, but as an energy company CEO, I have a responsibility to protect our assets against such risks — to meet the need for power, without risking our children’s futures. We must plan ahead. It takes five or more years to build a new baseload coal plant, and 10 to 15 years to build a new nuclear plant. To ensure we can deliver reliable and affordable power to our customers, we have to start now. But today, we lack advanced technologies that can achieve this seemingly impossible dual mission: high growth and low carbon. …

          THE FIRST BRIDGE:
          FROM PRODUCTION (MAKING WATTS) TO EFFICIENCY (SAVING WATTS)

          Most of the electricity generated in this country is fueled by four natural resources: coal, uranium, natural gas and water. We include a fifth fuel — energy efficiency. By helping our customers use power more efficiently, we can help them save money and reduce the need for new power plants. In aggregate, energy efficiency investments are the least expensive and most environmentally benign source of energy for our customers…

          2007 MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
          first quarter
          ■ Completed the spinoff of Spectra Energy.
          ■ Received approval to build an 800-megawatt advanced coal-fired unit at our Cliffside station in western North Carolina (final air permit received in January 2008).

          second quarter
          investor expectations and new regulatory rules; and (4) from following the status quo to leading with forward-looking policies.

          THE FIRST BRIDGE:
          FROM PRODUCTION (MAKING WATTS) TO EFFICIENCY (SAVING WATTS)

          Most of the electricity generated in this country is fueled by four natural resources:
          coal, uranium, natural gas and water. We include a fifth fuel — energy efficiency.

          By helping our customers use power more efficiently, we can help them save money and reduce the need for new power plants. In aggregate, energy efficiency investments are the least expensive and most environmentally benign source of energy for our customers.

          Why isn’t more being done to promote energy efficiency? As co-chair of the National Action Plan on Energy Efficiency and the Alliance to Save Energy, I reviewed state regulatory plans for energy efficiency. We found that many utilities don’t invest in such programs, because the current regulatory framework is biased against investments in energy efficiency in favor of putting steel in the ground. Our goal is to change that regulatory paradigm so that earnings from energy efficiency are on a par with earnings from investments in new power plants.

          In 2007, we introduced Duke Energy’s energy efficiency plan, which is designed to set investment returns for the costs and savings of energy efficiency programs. Customers would benefit because they would pay 10 to 15 percent less for energy efficiency than for a new power plant. We filed for regulatory approval of this plan in Indiana, North Carolina and South Carolina. ….

          In 2007, we introduced Duke Energy’s energy efficiency plan, which is designed to set investment returns for the costs and savings of energy efficiency programs. Customers would benefit because they would pay 10 to 15 percent less for energy efficiency than for a new power plant. We filed for regulatory approval of this plan in Indiana, North Carolina and South Carolina.

          Duke Energy 2007 summary Annual Report

          Issued first Sustainability Report.

          ■ Filed energy efficiency plan in North Carolina.

          ■ Helped pass comprehensive energy legislation in South Carolina that provides for the recovery of new nuclear plant financing costs during the construction phase and allows recovery of costs of certain reagents used in emission removal.

          ■ Acquired 1,000 megawatts of wind energy assets under development in the western and southwestern United States.

          third quarter

          ■ Met customers’ demand for electricity during record-setting summer heat throughout the service territory and record-setting drought in the Carolinas.

          ■ Helped pass comprehensive energy legislation in North Carolina that enables the
          recovery of new plant financing costs during the construction phase and allows
          recovery of costs of certain reagents used in emission removal.

          ■ The legislation includes a workable renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio standard. …

          (Sorry I did not save the URLs to these reports.)

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      2. SInce this is ALL part of the Green New Deal, I am going to post the stuff I handed the Duke Energy Reps. (They hated an INFORMED customer.)

        we identified a report to government recording that, “No longer is it considered viable for electricity to be provided ‘on demand’ in response to the requirements of end-users”.

        http://www.eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=83851

        With the advent of wind power, when supply can drop very quickly and cannot be increased, things change. “Spinning reserve” would have to be massive, the costs enormous, and the emissions high. Thus, the alternative being proposed is this “dynamic demand”.

        The basis of “dynamic demand” is regulating the grid not by adding capacity but by adjusting (i.e., removing or shifting) the demand continuously, using (in one system) the frequency of the electricity supply as the trigger. In the UK, mains electricity is normally supplied at 50 Hertz. When it drops below a certain frequency level (which happens when the supply is low), the system is geared to shed load.

        In the case of electric cars in the V2G system, charging is interrupted – thus the load is shed. But, as an added refinement, the accumulated power is returned to the system as a contribution to stabilising the frequency. When there is an excess of power in the grid, the electricity frequency increases and the cars start charging again, bring the frequency back down.

        When the car batteries are fully charged, there is even a suggestion that the car heaters should be automatically turned on, to use up the “wrong-time” electricity.

        When everyone switches their kettles on for their breakfast tea or coffee, you might find that your battery’s been drained!

        Smart Meters, an attractive opportunity for Investors This theoretically allows residential electricity to be turned off so the system can be balanced as wind and solar power surges and declines. Of course with renewables bankrupting, smart meters not installed and coal plants closing at three time the rate expected, this put a real big kink in that plan. OOPS, I guess the government miscalculated AGAIN so we are looking at rolling blackouts. Heck they have already started.

        Executive Summary
        We see an attractive long-term secular trend for investors to capitalize on over the coming 20–30 years as today’s underinvested and technologically challenged power grid is modernized to a technology-enabled smart grid. In particular, we see an attractive opportunity over the next three to five years to invest in companies that are enabling this transformation of the power grid. Similar to trends in the telecommunications industry, we expect this upgrade process to be evolutionary rather then revolutionary. As such, we think investors need to take a long term view when evaluating the sector.

        By focusing on this segment of the market, which we believe could be as large as $8 billion annually in
        the next 5–10 years, we are branching out our coverage into areas that allow utilities to use their existing legacy networks more efficiently,….

        Eventually our vision of a smart grid calls for power, whether sourced from traditional sources or renewable sources including demand response and energy efficiency, to be routed from one region to another intelligently and automatically, such that the balance between supply and demand is always maintained with sufficient margin reserve at all times. We believe that the demand response solution providers will have a big role to play in this evolution of the smart grid. ….

        In the following, we describe commonly used demand response programs in the United States in greater detail.

        Direct Load Control (DLC): DLC programs refer to those in which a utility or system operator remotely shuts down or cycles a customer’s electrical equipment on short notice
        to address system or local reliability contingencies in exchange for an incentive payment or bill credit. DLC has been in operation for at least 20 years. A variety of utilities developed and deployed large programs in the late 1960s and expanded them significantly in the 1980s and 1990s. According the 2006 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) survey, Florida Power & Light has implemented the largest program with 740,570 customers.

        The most common form of DLC is a program that cycles the operation of appliances such as air conditioners or water heaters. Typically, a one-way remote switch or digital control receiver is connected to the condensing unit of an air conditioner or the immersion element in a water heater. By remotely switching off the load at the appliance, peak loads can be reduced. Typical demand reductions are in the 1kW area for air conditioners and 0.6kW for heaters. The switch is operated through radio signals (for older systems) or digital paging. Depending on the duty cycle selected, the switch turns off the condensing unit or element for the full duration of an event or for various fractions of an hour (e.g., 15 minutes off during an hour). DLC programs also typically limit the number of times or hours that the customer’s appliance can be turned off per year or per season. ….

        In addition, remote control of individual appliances is being supplanted by remote control of smart, or programmable, communicating thermostats in recently implemented programs. During the summer, the utility or program operator can remotely adjust the temperature upward to reduce demand. After an event, the temperature setting is reset to the customer- specified level.

        Energy InSight FAQs

        ….Rolling outages are systematic, temporary interruptions of electrical service.
        They are the last step in a progressive series of emergency procedures that ERCOT follows when it detects that there is a shortage of power generation within the Texas electric grid. ERCOT will direct electric transmission and distribution utilities, such as CenterPoint Energy, to begin controlled, rolling outages to bring the supply and demand for electricity back into balance.They generally last 15-45 minutes before being rotated to a different neighborhood to spread the effect of the outage among consumers, which would be the case whether outages are coordinated at the circuit level or individual meter level. Without this safety valve, power generating units could overload and begin shutting down and risk causing a domino effect of a statewide, lengthy outage. With smart meters, CenterPoint Energy is proposing to add a process prior to shutting down whole circuits to conduct a mass turn off of individual meters with 200 amps or less (i.e. residential and small commercial consumers) for 15 or 30 minutes, rotating consumers impacted during that outage as well as possible future outages.

        There are several benefits to consumers of this proposed process. By isolating non-critical service accounts (“critical” accounts include hospitals, police stations, water treatment facilities etc.) and spreading “load shed” to a wider distribution, critical accounts that happen to share the same circuit with non-critical accounts will be less affected in the event of an emergency. Curtailment of other important public safety devices and services such as traffic signals, police and fire stations, and water pumps and sewer lifts may also be avoided.

        non-critical accounts = THE SERFS. This is straight out of the Soviet Union where electricity was RATIONED.

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          1. Sorry if my notes may have gotten a bit jumbled folks.

            I originally posted a lot of this over at Tony Heller’s Blog HERE. They are in a slightly better order… but not much because I was steaming!

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        1. Well…..not EVERYBODY……..
          CONgress will still have Cadillac plans and PRIVATE Doctors.

          You Know…….
          It’s for THEE (US)…….
          Not for ME (CONgress) type of “laws”.

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          1. Do you expect your car insurance to pay for oil changes? Do you expect your car insurance to pay for regular maintenance? Do you pay expect your car insurance to pay for repairs that were not caused by an accident? I would surmise that you do not, because most people do not expect that of their car insurance. Yet we have an entire nation of people who expect those exact same things from their health insurance.

            What we need are two things: we need one, a health savings account that is tax free and can roll over and accumulate in definitely; and two, we need a catastrophic insurance. Those two things are the only two things anyone should ever need. I work in healthcare and I can assure you that healthcare costs would be significantly lower if people did not expect that their health insurance would cover every stupid little thing and act like pills or a magic bullet so they don’t have to change their behavior and actually take responsibility for their health.

            I also think that a health care savings account should be able to be passed on to other family members when one dies.

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  1. Was at the alderman meeting today.
    Wild radical ringers.
    Yep.
    Once you see it, you cannot unsee it. Start participating in your local governments! School Boards! Ask questions! And yes, always read the fine print……… because they are NOT.

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    1. They’re screwing up all the local towns in North Texas. I’ve been aware of it for years but there’s only so much I can do.

      Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas on May 3, 2015

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtis_Culwell_Center_attack

      That happened just miles from my old home.

      We still don’t know the full story (FIB) on this mess. But it was the Garland ISD superintendent who set the events in motion for it to happen.

      The same one that pushed the bond to voters to hand him the $80 million credit card.

      They said Garland would build a natatorium with the money.

      Funny, after the bond passed, they “re-prioritized” the money. No natatorium for you. (SUCKERS!)

      A year later, residents were asking “Why did my property taxes go up this year?”

      “You voted for the bond issue last year, remember?”

      “What? They never said anything about the property taxes going up!”

      “Yeah, no $#17!!!”

      Property taxes keep going up and up and up with no end in sight.

      Property values keep going up and up and up with all the transplants from other states with no end in sight.

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  2. They’ve been pulling this type of crap in western Washington state for a loooong time. They got Washington voters snookered into alternate energy sources in order to send energy to CA. They snookered the voters into an almost one party system like is in CA. Locally, they snookered people in Snohomish county to almost fully fund a sewage treatment plant that services mostly the neighboring King county. They have snookered people into more taxes for a light rail system that has no accountability, no actual cost, finish date or actual plans. You HAVE to read ALL of the fine print!!! They excel at marketing and publishing slick flyers. (“They” being politicians of either stripe, at least here.) It’s always about $$$$ going into politicians hand at the expense of us, the taxpayers.

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      1. In Texas we have better than the DOJ any day of the week!

        Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton!

        I’m so glad Trump found Bill Barr – Felice kept trying to nominate Paxton for U.S. Attorney General! But we need him in Texas!

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  3. Tides Foundation hmmmm there have been a few stories here in Cali on lostcoastoutpost dot com it is a local liberal rag.Soros all over this one.

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    1. The Tides Foundation is sort of a money laundering operation. It is used to break the money traceability so you have ZERO idea of WHO is really supporting groups like ANTIFA.

      I really think Tides should be BANNED or prosecuted or stomped into the ground.

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        1. You were not aware of that Wolfie?

          That is the ENTIRE reason Tides was created. This is how I figured it out. I was chasing Acorn.

          March 26, 2011 – “ACORN is defunct, but ACORN International, a separate organization, is thriving, according to a message to supporters from Wade Rathke, founder of ACORN and chief organizer for ACORN International…. “

          I then went for the good stuff, WHO is funding/funded ACORN because that is who actually calls the tune. It is some VERY interesting reading:
          Remember the Fabian Society/Carnegie/Rockefeller/Morgan/Ford connections:

          The Tides Foundation is the “mixer” used so we do not know who donated to what.

          Carnegie Corporation of New York
          Tides Foundation & Tides Center ……………….$3,088,667.00 – 1992 – 2005
          ACORN………………………………………………………. $50,000.00 – 1996 – 1996

          Rockefeller Brothers Fund
          Tides Foundation & Tides Center ………………..$2,879,900.00 – 1993 – 2005
          Friends of the Constitution ……………………………..$15,000.00 – 2000 – 2000
          ACORN ………………………………………………………..$10,000.00 – 2002 – 2002

          Rockefeller Family Fund
          Tides Foundation & Tides Center …………………$1,225,000.00 – 1991 – 2004
          ACORN …………………………………………….. …………$25,000.00 – 1998 – 1998
          Friends of the Constitution ………………………………$15,000.00 – 2001 – 2001

          Rockefeller Foundation
          Tides Foundation & Tides Center ………….. …….$4,543,775.00 – 1993 – 2005

          Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
          Tides Foundation & Tides Center …………………….$819,300.00 – 1997 – 2004

          J. P. Morgan Charitable Trust
          ACORN …………………………………………………………$302,500.00 – 1998 – 1998
          Tides Foundation & Tides Center $………………………60,000.00 – 1993 – 1996

          Ford Foundation
          Tides Foundation & Tides Center …………………$71,316,439.00 – 1989 – 2006
          ACORN …………………………………………………………$200,000.00 – 2003 – 2003

          Pew Charitable Trusts – [Sun Oil Co.)
          Tides Foundation & Tides Center ………………..$140,465,400.00 – 1990 – 2005
          ACORN …………………………………………………………..$45,000.00 – 1988 – 1988

          Turner Foundation
          Tides Foundation & Tides Center …………………..$1,925,308.00 – 1994 – 2002
          .
          Joyce Foundation
          Tides Foundation & Tides Center………………….. $2,772,260.00 – 1988 – 2003

          Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
          ACORN …………………………………………………………$168,750.00 – 1998 – 2002
          Tides Foundation & Tides Center ……………………….$35,000.00 – 1991 – 1991

          Bank of America Foundation
          Tides Foundation & Tides Center ………………………$132,172.00 – 1996 – 2005

          Chase Manhattan Foundation – Only listing
          Tides Foundation & Tides Center ……………………….$12,500.00 – 1998 – 1998

          U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
          Tides Foundation & Tides Center ……………………$3,262,095.00 – 1993 – 2001

          U.S. Department of the Interior
          Tides Foundation & Tides Center …………………………$44,500.00 – 1998 – 1999
          Source: http://activistcash.com/index_foundations.cfm

          WHAT THE HECK is the departments of the US Gov. doing giving to a “mixer” foundation?????

          Then we come to the good stuff. I selected some interesting “groups” the Tides Foundation gives to as well. One of the biggest grantees is Catalist???

          If you are wondering who Catalist is And note they are one of the few groups WITHOUT an website listed…
          Helping Non-Profits maximize precious resources, mobilize supporters and influence policy debates…

          Giving organizations the tools and data to reach voters, build advocacy campaigns and creatively reach new supporters….
          Serving the Progressive Community
          Clean and current data for 265 million individuals
          Cutting-edge software tools that enable you to query, analyze, visualize and export lists
          Data-mining and analytics products to pinpoint the individuals that you need to reach
          Expert staff from diverse technical, civic and political backgrounds

          NO WONDER Tides Foundation gives them so much money and hides who they are!!!!

          Tides Foundation 2006 Grantee List: http://www.tides.org/fileadmin/user/pdf/Tides-Foundation-List-of-Grantees-2006.pdf

          Center for Third World Organizing http://www.ctwo.org………………..$17,000.00
          Center for Community Change http://www.communitychange.org….$483,000.00
          Catalist………………………………………………………………………..$1,025,000.00

          ACORN Institute……………………………………………………………..$412,250.00
          Acorn Internatational………………………………………………………..$20,000.00
          ACORN Living Wage Resource Center…………………………………$20,000.00
          Missouri ACORN………………………………………………………………$40,000.00
          Massachusetts ACORN……………………………………………………….$2,500.00
          Florida ACORN………………………………………………………………..$42,500.00
          Arizona ACORN……………………………………………………………….$12,500.00

          Miami Workers’ Center……………………………………………………..$30,000.00
          Georgia Living Wage Coalition………………………………………….$20,000.00
          Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights………………………$5,000.00

          New Orleans Worker Justice Coalition………………………………….$5,000.00
          New York Jobs with Justice………………………………………………..$15,000.00
          New Alliance Organizing Project……………………………………….$26,000.00
          National Organizers Alliance………………………………………………$6,000.00
          National Lawyers Guild………………………………………………………$2,500.00
          National Immigration Project of the Nat’l Lawyers Guild………$2,000.00
          National Employment Law Project……………………………………..$21,730.00
          National Accountability Group……………………………………………$30,753.00
          National Housing Law Project………………………………………………$1,000.00

          National Asso. for the Advancement of Colored People………….$26,581.80
          NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund………………………. $50,350.00
          NAACP National Voter Fund……………………………………………….$22,000.00
          Mississippi State Conference NAACP…………………………………….$18,550.00
          Equal Justice America…………………………………………………………..$1,000.00
          Equal Rights Advocates…………………………………………………….$165,000.00
          Equality Now…………………………………………………………………..$112,020.00
          American Institute for Social Justice…………………………………..$450,000.00

          Center for Constitutional Rights…………………………………………$62,818.20
          Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition…………………………………….$80,000.00
          League of Conservation Voters Education Fund………………….$371,000.00
          League of Conservation Voters………………………………………….$131,000.00
          Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights……………………$142,500.00
          Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington………………$50,000.00
          Center for Policy Alternatives……………………………………………….$21,947.00
          Center for Progressive Leadership…………………………………………$40,000.00
          Center on Budget and Policy Priorities…………………………………..$77,867.00
          Arms Control Association http://www.armscontrol.org……………………$83,626.00

          Center for Independent Media…*www.newjournalist.org/about.html..$1,000.00
          Center for Investigative Reporting..*www.muckraker.org…………………$1,500.00
          Center for Justice and Accountability..*www.cja.org………………………$15,000.000
          Center for Media and Democracy..*www.prwatch.org……………………..$10,000.00

          The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan………………………….$300,000.00
          Congregation B’nai Jeshurun………………………………………………………$60,000.00
          Iraqi Society for Change………………………………………………………………..$4,000.00
          Foundation for Christ Consciousness…………………………………………$20,000.00
          Feminist Majority Foundation……………………………………………………$24,491.00

          Grist Magazine………………………………………………………………………………..$5000.00
          Foundation for Nat’l Progress…*www.motherjones.com…………..$10,000.00
          Democracy: A Journal of Ideas..*www.democracyjournal.org…..$25,000.00
          Demos………………*www.demos.org…………………………………………………$15,000.00

          Interesting FOLLOW THE MONEY from over a decade ago.

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  4. Results of May 4, 2019, local elections in Dallas County.
    By Erin Anderson | May 5, 2019
    https://texasscorecard.com/local/local-election-results-dallas-county/

    Voters across Dallas County went to the polls Saturday to select city and school board officials and decide on property tax-backed debt propositions.

    The highest-profile local election, for Dallas mayor, resulted in a runoff between five-term Democrat State Rep. Eric Johnson and term-limited liberal-progressive Dallas City Council member Scott Griggs. City council races in Districts 4, 7, 9, and 14 are also headed to runoffs; District 7 incumbent Kevin Felder was not one of the top two finishers. Runoff elections will be held on June 8.

    Dallas County Community College District’s $1.1 billion debt proposition passed by a 71 to 29 percent margin. Garland voters approved all eight of the city’s proposed $423 million in debt propositions, while Farmers Branch voters defeated a $24 million library bond 67 to 33 percent.

    Continued…

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    1. $1 BILLION: Liberals Win Mega-Cash Bond Lotto!

      Keep trying crazy bond issues: If you lose no big deal, but sometimes you hit the jackpot!

      Billion-Dollar Debt on Dallas County Ballot
      Dallas County Community College District is asking for another $1.1 billion in property tax-backed spending and debt in the May election.
      By Erin Anderson | April 16, 2019
      https://texasscorecard.com/local/billion-dollar-debt-on-dallas-county-ballot/

      Voters in Dallas County must soon decide if they want to be saddled with over a billion dollars in new debt, and the property tax bills required to pay it off, for a massive renovation and expansion of the county’s community college system.

      Dallas County Community College District trustees agreed in February to put a $1.1 billion debt proposal on the May ballot at the recommendation of DCCCD’s chancellor, Dr. Joe May. County residents are already drowning in ever-increasing property taxes burdens imposed by cities and school districts and are looking for tax relief, not new tax-funded spending.

      The bonds would be sold over a period of six years to fund “new facilities, resources, talent and technology.” Over half the money—$535 million—is designated for a downtown “Dallas Education and Innovation Hub” to replace and expand the current El Centro campus.

      The rest would go to “student-related instruction and success programs” ($332 million) and “industry-aligned workforce projects and programs” ($235 million). All of the debt is included in a single all-or-nothing bond package; if passed, the board can spend the money on any projects it chooses that fall within the general language of the proposition.

      Continued…

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      1. Gee, it sounds like a local school district here that asked for funds for a new school, but the actual language didn’t specify THAT. The administrators got a new building instead. People were ticked.

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  5. What is Agenda 21? Who are the I.C.L.E.I.?
    http://www.whatisagenda21.net/

    Agenda 21 – In one easy lesson:

    What is Sustainable Development?

    According to its authors, the objective of sustainable development is to integrate economic, social and environmental policies in order to achieve reduced consumption, social equity, and the preservation and restoration of biodiversity. Sustainablists insist that every societal decision be based on environmental impact, focusing on three components; global land use, global education, and global population control and reduction.  Social Equity (Social Justice) Social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people “to benefit equally from the resources fforded us by society and the environment.” Redistribution of wealth. Private property is a social injustice since not everyone can build wealth from it. National sovereignty is a social injustice. Universal health care is a social justice. All part of Agenda 21 policy. 

    Economic Prosperity?

    Public Private Partnerships (PPP). Special dealings between government and certain, chosen corporations which get tax breaks, grants and the government’s power of Eminent Domain to implement sustainable policy. Government-sanctioned monopolies. 
    Local Sustainable Development policies Smart Growth, Wildlands Project, Resilient Cities, Regional Visioning Projects, STAR Sustainable Communities, Green jobs, Green Building Codes, “Going Green,” Alternative Energy, Local Visioning, facilitators, regional planning, historic preservation, conservation easements, development rights, sustainable farming, comprehensive planning, growth management, consensus.

    Who is behind it?

    ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (formally, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives). Communities pay ICLEI dues to provide “local” community plans, software, training, etc. Addition groups include American Planning Council, The Renaissance Planning Group, International City/ County Management Group, aided by US Mayors Conference, National Governors Association, National League of Cities, National Association of County Administrators and many more private organizations and official government agencies. Foundation and government grants drive the process.
    Where did it originate?

    The term Sustainable Development was first introduced to the world in the pages a 1987 report (Our Common Future) produced by the United Nations World Commission on Environmental and Development, authored by Gro Harlem Brundtland, VP of the World Socialist Party. The term was first offered as official UN policy in 1992, in a document called UN Sustainable Development Agenda 21, issued at the UN’s Earth Summit, today referred to simply as Agenda 21.
    What gives Agenda 21 Ruling Authority?

    More than 178 nations adopted Agenda 21 as official policy during a signing ceremony at the Earth Summit. US president George H.W. Bush signed the document for the US. In signing, each nation pledge to adopt the goals of Agenda 21. In 1995, President Bill Clinton, in compliance with Agenda 21, signed Executive Order #12858 to create the President’s Council on Sustainable Development in order to “harmonize” US environmental policy with UN directives as outlined in Agenda 21. The EO directed all agencies of the Federal Government to work with state and local community governments in a joint effort “reinvent” government using the guidelines outlined in Agenda 21. As a result, with the assistance of groups like ICLEI, Sustainable Development is now emerging as government policy in every town, county and state in the nation.
    Revealing Quotes From the Planners
    “Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by EVERY person on Earth…it calls for specific changes in the activities of ALL people… Effective execution of Agenda 21 will REQUIRE a profound reorientation of ALL humans, unlike anything the world has ever experienced    ” Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet (Earthpress, 1993). Emphases – DR
     
    Urgent to implement – but we don’t know what it is!

    The realities of life on our planet dictate that continued economic development as we know it cannot be sustained…Sustainable development, therefore is a program of action for local and global economic reform – a program that has yet to be fully defined.” The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide, published by ICLEI, 1996.

    No one fully understands how or even, if, sustainable development can be achieved; however, there is growing consensus that it must be accomplished at the local level if it is ever to be achieved on a global basis.” The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide, published by ICLEI, 1996.

    Agenda 21 and Private Property
    :

    Land…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principle instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth, therefore contributes to social injustice.”From the report from the 1976 UN’s Habitat I Conference.

    Private land use decisions are often driven by strong economic incentives that result in several ecological and aesthetic consequences…The key to overcoming it is through public policy…”Report from the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, page 112.

    Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.” Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the UN’s Earth Summit, 1992.

    Reinvention of Government
    :

    We need a new collaborative decision process that leads to better decisions, more rapid change, and more sensible use of human, natural and financial resources in achieving our goals.” Report from the President’s Council on Sustainable Development

    Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.” Harvey Ruvin, Vice Chairman, ICLEI. The Wildlands Project

    We must make this place an insecure and inhospitable place for Capitalists and their projects – we must reclaim the roads and plowed lands, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of tens of millions of acres or presently settled land.” Dave Foreman, Earth First.

    What is not sustainable?

    Ski runs, grazing of livestock, plowing of soil, building fences, industry, single family homes, paves and tarred roads, logging activities, dams and reservoirs, power line construction, and economic systems that fail to set proper value on the environment.” UN’s Biodiversity Assessment Report.

    Hide Agenda 21’s UN roots from the people!

    Participating in a UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many of the conspiracy- fixated groups and individuals in our society… This segment of our society who fear ‘one-world government’ and a UN invasion of the United States through which our individual freedom would be stripped away would actively work to defeat any elected official who joined ‘the conspiracy’ by undertaking LA21. So we call our process something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management or smart growth.” J. Gary Lawrence, advisor to President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development. 

    Tom Deweese the publisher/editor of The DeWeese Report and is the President of the American Policy Center, a grassroots, activist think tank headquartered in Warrenton, Virginia.

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    1. MOAR Agenda 21…

      …Al Gore blew into Washington on Thursday, warning that “our very way of life” is imperiled if the U.S. doesn’t end “the carbon age” within 10 years….if you want to know what he think this means in practice, the Environmental Protection Agency has just published the instruction manual. Get ready for the lawnmower inspector near you.

      In a huge document released last Friday, the EPA lays out the thousands of carbon controls with which they’d like to shackle the whole economy…. The mess began in 2007, when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Mass. v. EPA that greenhouse gases are “air pollutants” under current environmental laws… The EPA was ordered to regulate..The 588-page “advance notice of proposed rulemaking” lays out how the EPA would like it to work in practice.

      A farm with over 25 cows would exceed the EPA’s proposed carbon limits. So would 500 acres of crops, due to harvesting and processing machinery... The EPA would regulate “farm tractors” too, plus “lawn and garden equipment.” …The limits are so low that they would apply to “hundreds of thousands” of sources, as the EPA itself notes. “We expect that the entire country would be in nonattainment.” http://wsj.com/article/SB121642309337666613.html?mod=most_emailed_day

      Mitigation Options in Agriculture

      The three major greenhouse gases emitted by agriculture are carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. U.S. agriculture represents a small source of carbon emissions, but emits nearly three-quarters of U.S. nitrous oxide emissions and about a third of methane emissions….
      The international community is developing a system of commitments toward emission reductions, linked with a series of flexibility instruments to allow trades among parties….
      http://www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/GlobalClimate/overview.htm

      Maurice Strong at the opening session of the Rio Conference (Earth Summit II) in 1992,

      The US “…developed and benefited from the unsustainable patterns of production and consumption which have produced our present dilemma. It is clear that current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class — involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing — are not sustainable. A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmentally damaging consumption patterns.”

      “…The 2021 diet is in line not only with the Future Studies green food consumption scenario but also with the most common recommendations in literature ….On average meat requires more energy to be produced than any other food product . Measured in calories output, meat requires almost 14 times more energy input than vegetables….”
      http://www.diva-portal.org/diva/getDocument?urn_nbn_se_umu_diva-80-1__fulltext.pd\

      Cows, pigs, sheep and poultry have been awarded the dubious honour of being among the world’s greatest environmental threats, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The report, entitled Livestock’s long shadow, says the livestock industry is degrading land, contributing to the greenhouse effect, polluting water resources, and destroying biodiversity. In summary, the sector is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems at every scale”..http://environment.newscientist.com/article/dn10786-cows-pigs-and-sheep-\
      environments-greatest-threats.html

      In 1976, the U.S. government signed a UN document that declared:

      Land … cannot be treated as an ordinary asset controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice;

      D-1. Government must control the use of land to achieve equitable distribution of resources;
      D-2. Control land use through zoning and land-use planning;
      D-3. Excessive profits from land use must be recaptured by government;
      D-4. Public ownership of land should be used to exercise urban and rural land reform;
      D-5. Owner rights should be separated from development rights, which should be held by a public authority.

      This document was signed on behalf of the U.S. by Carla A. Hills, then secretary of housing and urban development, and William K. Reilly, then head of the Conservation Fund, who later became the administrator of the EPA.

      Land-use controls found their way into the 1987 report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, “Our Common Future,” which first defined the term “sustainable development.” The meaning of sustainable development here defined was codified in another U.N. document called “Agenda 21,” which was signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1992. This document recommended that every nation create a national sustainable development initiative.
      http://freedom.org/reports/human-settlements/index.html

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      1. Meat has been a staple of human diet since the time of the Patriarchs. Owning livestock was the sign of wealth, used for all commerce and trade.

        God created animal life for the benefit of humans, with the special intent that humans would help the natural world reach its maximum life-bearing and flourishing potential, so that the earth literally teems with life and productivity. Humanity has been granted the great role of being the stewards of this creation to bring about this great flourishing.

        But a lie got in the way.

        That same lie continues to tell humans that humanity itself is the problem. That humanity is “unsustainable” and “unnatural”, not a legitimate part of the world’s order. That humanity is ravenously consumption – not the creational producers that our God created us to be in His divine image, sub-creators in his divine created order, an order that was created “good” in its material glory.

        The lie is that the meat God created to support mankind in this divine purpose is accursed. Never mind that much of the land in the world is not sustainable for any other agriculture other than livestock. These people know NOTHING of basic agriculture or sustainability. Livestock are necessary producers of fertilizer in the form of manure, a valuable commodity regardless of the greenhouse gasses that are produced. Manure, organic fertilizer, exists no where else in the entire known universe, and a single sample of it contains phosphates that are so rare in the cosmos that the richest known source in all the universe is topsoil. But there are those people who continue the lie that the things God created to be a blessing and produce wealth for humans are evil and accursed – they hate livestock. They hate that we can go to any neighborhood store and buy cheese, milk, and beef that is already butchered and wrapped in sanitary plastic, miracles of modern science and industry. They make up huge lies, Time covers with a plastic wrapped ground beef dripping with blood to look as unsanitary as possible, or a huge propaganda campaign against “pink slime” that ends up costing ABC $BILLIONS from litigation, but only have a multi-year protracted legal battle. The lie is ancient, with many Hindu as well as religious mystics for millennia, as well as the transcendentalists and religious cults in the U.S. espousing the virtues of “vegetarian” diets.

        Why I Am Not A Vegetarian, William T. Jarvis, Ph.D.
        https://www.acsh.org/news/1997/04/01/why-i-am-not-a-vegetarian

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        1. Human beings are PRODUCERS, not consumers!

          We were created without the ability to create energy from light like the plants, but we were granted God-given abilities to transform the environment for economic production.

          We consume in order to produce. That is the order God put in place, toward abundance.

          KOM has it exactly backward. They believe the lie that humans produce in order to consume. They have scarcity at every turn.

          We even get caught talking in KOM terms about the “American Consumer” as if consumption were the key driver of the economy.

          TRUMP is putting America back in the business of PRODUCTION!

          The unleashed American Producer cannot be surpassed anywhere in the world!

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  6. Tim Eyman has been very active in sponsoring initiatives in Washington State, about half of which were passed by voters. However, he has been put under the microscope by the government since he has been very effective. Eyman has gotten into some trouble for mis-understanding or mis-handling of some funds at one time. Other people doing the same thing apparently have done similarly, but not been charged. (I am not saying what he did was right, it’s just the same double standard that we see in lots of places.)

    My point here, is if one is able to write and successfully sponsor initiatives, it would be well worth while to study Eyman’s strategy, and pay attention to his errors. The courts have been very nit-picky with some of his initiatives that passed, and then were over turned.

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      1. I certainly hope so Wolfie.

        That is why JUDGES are so very very important.
        ….

        I was just thinking as I posted a small part of my Agenda 21 file, that the Elite have TOLD US EXACTLY what they plan for us. Lives that are NASTY, BRUTAL AND SHORT as their SLAVES. Unfortunately PROGRESSIVES have been winning. Inch by inch they steal another part of our G-D given rights and build another part of the cage they will entrap us in.

        President Trump is the FIRST president in over ONE HUNDRED YEARS that did not push the Globalists agenda forward a few more feet. Even Reagan helped their agenda along but allowing Hostile Takeovers via Leveraged Buyouts. Those takeovers swapped worthless Bank Script for REAL PHYSICAL ASSETS saddling American companies, that had been without debt, with crippling BOGUS DEBT.

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          1. Wolfie, I have been grinning ever since President Trump has been elected.

            It always puzzles me why more people do not appreciate him. It also makes me want to do ….. to the Fake News.

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  7. “Socialists. I know we’re not supposed to hate them, but Lord, it is hard not to do it.”

    It’s the LIES. No one wants to be lied to, ever. God is a God of Truth, and the enemy works by telling lies. There are only two systems in this world: The world of Truth and the system of lies. The fact that it SEEMS like there are so many systems at play only shows how well The Lie cloaks itself, always morphing and transforming, disguising and camouflaging itself.

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    1. I have ZERO problem with hating Pschopaths and Sociopaths.

      If you wish to get religious you could say the Psychopaths are without a soul or have been over taken by demons or are demons made flesh, while Sociopaths have very sick twisted souls. Unfortunately Psychopaths are VERY GOOD at climbing the ladder in industry or politics because they have zero problem sticking someone in the back.

      I think it was Quigley who mentioned the Elite have ZERO feelings of compassion towards the ‘Unwashed’ they do not even see us as human. We saw that in Peter Strzok. It is not the exception, it is the rule.

      ….Key traits that sociopaths and psychopaths share include:

      ♦️ A disregard for laws and social mores
      ♦️ A disregard for the rights of others
      ♦️ A failure to feel remorse or guilt
      ♦️ A tendency to display violent or aggressive behavior

      In addition to their commonalities, sociopaths and psychopaths also have their own unique behavioral characteristics and origins.

      Sociopaths tend to be nervous and easily agitated. They are volatile and prone to emotional outbursts, including fits of rage. They are more likely than are psychopaths to be uneducated and live on the fringes of society. They are sometimes unable to hold down a steady job or to stay in one place for very long. It is often difficult, but not entirely impossible, for sociopaths to form attachments with others.

      Many sociopaths are able to form an attachment to a particular individual or group, although they have no regard for society or its rules in general. Therefore, the meaningful attachments of any sociopath will be few in number and limited in scope….

      Unlike sociopaths, psychopaths are unable to form emotional attachments or to feel real empathy for others. Psychopaths tend to be aggressive and predatory in nature. They view others as objects for their amusement. Although they lack empathy, psychopaths often have disarming or even charming personalities. They are manipulative and can easily gain people’s trust. They learn to mimic emotions, despite their inability to actually feel them, and will appear normal to unsuspecting people. Psychopaths are often well educated and hold steady jobs.

      Some psychopaths are so good at manipulation and mimicry that they have families and other long-term relationships without those around them ever suspecting their true nature. When committing crimes, psychopaths carefully plan every detail in advance and often have contingency plans in place. They will seem unflappable in a crisis.

      …. the “cold-blooded” nature of psychopaths makes them very effective criminals. As such, they are generally more difficult to identify than are sociopaths. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to know when a psychopathic predator has targeted you for exploitation.

      From a diagnostic standpoint, the etiology or cause of psychopathy is different from that of sociopathy. I contend that psychopathy is the result of “nature” (genetics), while sociopathy is the result of “nurture” (environment). Psychopathy is related to a physiological defect that results in the underdevelopment of the part of the brain responsible for impulse control and emotions (1)….

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  8. We got an election on Saturday and the labor party are running on the same shit. Green cheaper power. 100% green and cheaper. Tax the rich to pay for everything free for the loafers . The liberals,(your republic) just got us back in budget after a disastrous laborgovt. But there enough with their hands out and envious of what others have got who’ll vote for them. Conservative polices have been egged inc the pm.i

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  9. Gail said “This is straight out of the Soviet Union where electricity was RATIONED.”

    BUT WHY do the KOM want to limit energy and promote the Green New Deal and other phony pseudo-environmental policies?

    Hint: It isn’t about the “environment”. That is the big lie.

    ENERGY is the KEY to all modern industry and commerce. Raw materials, human labor, and energy are combined to PRODUCE, the drivers of economics.

    The KOMs could not get the human labor to cooperate with their program. The workers of the world stubbornly refused to unite.

    If they can get ENERGY, they can (in Ayn Rand’s terms) shut down the engine of the world.

    Why do they want to do that?

    Simple. It’s economics. Communism and socialism failed. Free markets won. But the KOM are sore losers.

    Undermine the economy, they can destroy “capitalism” as a failure. They are then free to propose socialism and communism as the solution.

    NOTE: It isn’t about the “environment”. That’s the cover story, the red herring lie. It’s about destroying all human economy in the service of their own ego needs.

    From the May 1st open thread:
    https://wqth.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/dear-maga-20190501-open-topic/comment-page-2/#comment-138305

    I just wanted to point out this observation. Sometimes the obvious really needs to be said before it becomes, well, obvious.

    The question is why did all these KOM/socialists latch on to environmentalism?

    Could be lots of answers but let’s not get lost in the weeds. A simple answer can clarify the whole enterprise.

    * Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, wanted the socialist worker’s paradise once they saw it in action. The socialists totally discredited themselves in the 20th century.
    * Socialism was originally popular because it was perceived to have moral authority: The dream that we’re going to create a utopia free of disease, hunger, want, and need for all humanity. A few million deaths later the “humanitarian” project is exposed as one giant lie.
    * They need a new Grand Vision that connects with the masses. They need some big idealistic lie, something that provides the sense of a moral purpose behind their intent.
    * The idea that “capitalism is destroying the earth” is the perfect lie. Nevermind that only in free market economies where ownership is valued does the human relationship with the natural world find harmony and flourishing – what matters is the lie.
    * But even the second-order lie that “capitalism is destroying the earth” is too blatant and obvious. It’s important to introduce a third-order lie to gain some distance from the fact that they are intent on destroying “capitalism”. So we need to substitute “human activity” for “capitalism” to disguise the underpinning of economics on an otherwise weak environmental narrative.
    * This radical (KOM) environmentalism (including its Deep Ecology and spiritualist versions) is now positioned to be in complete opposition to ALL human activity (and economic activity) unless it passes the moral tests that the betters propose.
    * Those who control the grand narrative (the environmental story in this case) and act as the moral gatekeepers of society are the PRIEST-CLASS.
    * Consider the Lawfare bozos as Greenpeace activists in charge of the entire economy, who act as priest-kings, where nothing the plebs do is ever good or right, and nothing their class does is ever wrong.
    * Complete socialism is achieved KOMrade! Glorious! Here, have some green kool-aid.

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    1. michaelh, you are very much correct.

      The plan, straight from Fabian co-founder George Bernard Shaw

      KILLING THOSE “UNFIT TO LIVE”
      “The moment we face it frankly we are driven to the conclusion that the community has a right to put a price on the right to live in it … If people are fit to live, let them live under decent human conditions. If they are not fit to live, kill them in a decent human way. Is it any wonder that some of us are driven to prescribe the lethal chamber as the solution for the hard cases which are at present made the excuse for dragging all the other cases down to their level, and the only solution that will create a sense of full social responsibility in modern populations?”

      Source: George Bernard Shaw, Prefaces (London: Constable and Co., 1934), p. 296.

      “Under Socialism, you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you liked it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character and industry enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live, you would have to live well.”

      George Bernard Shaw: The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism, 1928, pg. 470

      ……

      Two DEMANDS from two powerful Globalists.

      In 1992, As Chairman Strong told the UN conference at Kyoto…

      “It is clear that current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class, involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work place air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.”

      The same propaganda was repeated by WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy.

      “climate change negotiations are not just about the global environment but global economics as well — the way that technology, costs and growth are to be distributed and shared… Can we balance the need for a sustainable planet with the need to provide billions with decent living standards? Can we do that without questioning radically the Western way of life?“

      In March of 2015 Up for comment was the New Dietary Guidelines that was to be used to direct the activities of FDA, USDA, dept of Education and other government departments as well as Obummercare.

      So why are Americans suddenly about to be forced into a change in eating habits via these new guidelines?

      A year ago the chair of DGAC told us why and it has NOTHING what so ever to do with health and everything to do with Agenda 21 aka Sustainability.

      “After 30 years of waiting, the fact that this committee is addressing sustainability issues brings me a lot of pleasure,” she began. Clancy went on to advocate that Americans should become vegetarians in order to achieve sustainability in the face of “climate change.”

      That statement certainly sounds like the DGAC is more concerned with Sustainability than with the health of Americans. The Chair goes on to say:

      “What pattern of eating best contributes to food security and the sustainability of land air and water?” Clancy asked. “The simple answer is a plant-based diet.”…

      Clancy said plant-based diets lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and have a “smaller ecological impact” on “drought, climate change, soil erosion, pesticides and antibiotics in water supplies…
      Clancy said beef production is the “greatest concern.”
      http://weaselzippers.us/179187-meet-the-radicals-creating-the-new-federal-dietary-guidelines/

      ▶️ Clancy said beef production is the “greatest concern.” ◀️

      HMMmm where have we heard that before RECENTLY?

      On top of that is this article: Hospitals to begin monitoring your credit card purchases to flag ‘unhealthy’ habits

      What you buy at the grocery store, where you live, and even your membership status at the local gym are all subject to a new data collection scheme by the American medical system. Reports indicate that hospitals and doctors’ offices all across the country are now collecting this and other personal information in order to target individuals deemed to have “unhealthy” lifestyle habits that put them at high risk of disease.

      Bloomberg reports that hospital systems in both North and South Carolina as well as Pennsylvania have already begun tracking people’s food-purchasing habits by spying on them through public records and credit card transactions. Carolinas HealthCare System ….has teamed up with a data-mining company to compile and track this information for the later purpose of calling “high-risk” folks and urging them to make a change.

      “What we are looking to find are people before they end up in trouble,” stated Michael Dulin, chief clinical officer for analytics and outcomes at CHS, to Bloomberg. “The idea is to use big data and predictive models to think about population health and drill down to the individual levels to find someone running into trouble that we can reach out to and try to help out.”….

      And just to give you the warm fuzzies, Why Is the USDA Buying Submachine Guns with 30-Round Magazines? Are those bullets for our livestock or for US independent farmers?

      The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) after comming up with the recommendation that America Should Adopt a ‘Plant-Based’ Diet, recommends taxes on dessert, trained obesity “interventionists” at schools and worksites, and electronic monitoring of how long Americans sit in front of the television or computer. Medical groups are already data mining the internet for information on individual eating habits. The new Food Safety Modernization Act and Obamacare were to be used as the weapons to transform American dietary habits to a more ‘sustainable’ pattern of eating.

      This load of Bovine Feces is straight out of the mouth of Maurice Strong, a guy who never finished high school!

      Rosa Koire, a liberal has an even nastier look at the new dietary guidelines:

      The pretty pastel vision of life in a Smart Growth development is a manipulation, a mask. In fact these plans are designed to restrict your freedom of movement and choice.</b.

      Transit villages (formerly known as cities) will be restricted to having only the population that can be supported by food grown within a 100 mile radius (called a ‘food shed’). Food sheds will dictate where you can live and when you can change your residence. Calculations, such as those done recently at Cornell University, will determine how much food can be grown within that area and then the Transit Village population will be limited to the number of people who can be fed by that land. It is reasonable to expect rationing based on this mode….

      In the countryside ringing the Transit Village everyone lives in small units just big enough for the number of residents to have a bed and small sitting space. Bathrooms are communal. Water will be rationed no matter where you live. Energy is generated by recycling human waste (methane). Everyone works collectively since that is the most efficient, and food is produced on combine farms that ring the community. No animals are permitted that consume food that could be eaten by humans unless those animals are working. Because the food generated is seldom enough to feed everyone with sufficient calories, there is malnutrition and general exhaustion. Any surplus goods generated by the group are sold for a small profit to more urban areas which do not have food sheds sufficiently large enough to provide for their inhabitants….
      http://www.postsustainabilityinstitute.org/the-post-sustainable-future.html

      That is the stinking mess hiding under Agenda 21 and Smart Growth and Smart Meters.

      As I have said before the Elite view the Great Unwashed as nothing more than cattle.

      More from Rosa on food and Agenda 21 including original Agenda 21 pdfs
      http://www.postsustainabilityinstitute.org/apps/search?q=food

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  10. Great post, Wolf!
    😀😍👍👍

    Thank you for this! Great work!

    After reading the comments, I am wondering if there are More Than One town that have been tricked into this Scheme.

    The idea of getting these things nullified on the basis of “the wording was intentionally misleading”…is encouraging.
    I’m thinking this would work.

    We’re finally getting some Good Judges on the bench, across the country.
    And good Judges do not like ‘intentionally misleading wording being used to dupe and coerce people into doing things that they would otherwise not do’.
    😉

    We’ve also got a couple of new Supreme Court Justices who do not like ‘intentionally misleading wording’.
    I think Justice Kavanaugh would take a very dim view of that.
    Hah.

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    1. More than one? Yeah try HUNDREDS.

      Wind farms all over the Texas prairies trapping the residents with all the headaches they create, all the way down to South Texas border.

      Some of the best birding sites in the entire lower 48 near South Padre Island and these money grubbing jackboots put windmills everywhere. Unique, beautiful and rare species of birds, right next to windmills!

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      1. Same here in OK, Michael.

        The wind farms were pushed on communities…all located up and down the Avian North-South Flyway.
        The carnage is horrible!
        😟😩😠

        Thing is…those prop-swinger type wind generators are an old design that requires lots of maintenance to keep them operational.
        Which makes them Costly to Operate!

        There are better designs for wind generators…like the Helix Design generators.
        These do not kill birds, because the birds see them as a ‘solid’ and avoid them.

        Helix designs are omni-directional too.
        They can take wind from all directions.
        So they don’t explode in high winds like the prop-swingers do.

        But big corporations like GE and Siemens were heavily invested in the old prop-swinger designs.
        So that’s why they got the contracts to build those wind farms!

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      2. 😡WINDMILLS😡

        2008 — Paul Quinlan of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
        The North Carolina Wind Working Group (NCWWG) has created its own Model Wind Ordinance for Wind Energy Facilities in North Carolina.

        TonyfromOZ
        Here is some of the things he has posted at Jo Nova’s (I am not going to put in ittalics since it is well past time for bed… DARN IT the best discussions are at night!)

        Very good on wind EROEI (Energy Returned On Energy Invested — the real measure that wind fails.)
        http://joannenova.com.au/2015/08/more-energy-means-more-people-lots-of-humans-are-alive-because-of-coal/#comment-1732341
        ………………….

        This is TonyfromOz using numbers from the USA. NO WONDER they don’t want the economist Bjørn Lomborg at a uni in Australia! Any economist who wanted to live in a civilized country would be horrified at the numbers… If they bothered to look.
        ………………………….
        “I went to the actual article about this new Obama plan, because I was intrigued that it mentions that it would only cost around $8.4 Billion.

        Let’s actually pretend for a minute that the cost of renewable power will come down, and this is totally contrary to what is actually happening as each new wind plant sees a rise in costs, but for the sake of the argument, let’s pretend they can construct these wind plants for around half of what they are currently costing.

        So then, $8.4 Billion would see, under this cheaper costing, eight new huge scale wind plants.

        That’s 8 plants of 200 towers, each topped by a 3MW generator nacelle, so, a 600MW wind plant, and eight of them in all.

        Sounds reasonable.

        So, that gives us a Nameplate of 8 X 600MW, so 4800MW Nameplate.

        Total yearly power generated is:

        4800 X 24 X 365.25 X 0.3 giving us a yearly power delivery of 12,623GWH

        Now keep in mind that this will be the ultimate cost to replace 32% of the coal fired power fleet.

        So, the current delivery from that coal fired power fleet is 1,585,697GWH.

        Then, 32% of that is 476,000GWH, and that’s the power he’s cutting, with this 32% reduction in the coal fired fleet.

        So, we are replacing 476,000GWH of existing power delivery with 12,623GWH of new power delivery.

        What the!

        That’s getting rid of a whole lot, and replacing it with what is only 2.65% of what they have gotten rid of.

        That’ll work!

        Incidentally, that cutback of 476,000GWH is 12% of the total generation for U.S. power.

        Somebody, somewhere, is Maths challenged.

        $8.4 Billion.

        Just who are they trying to kid?”
        >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

        I have 25 pages….

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    2. Well….wheatietoo….I hope you are well….

      Was wondering where all my friends had gone.
      So I sent out my Recon squad….

      I hope you and your family are well and in good spirits…

      Hey….wolfmoon ..nice to see you also

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  11. I’m fading fast so I’ll be brief. Also, I don’t have much detail so that ensures I’ll be brief!

    I saw a clip on FOX & Friends a couple months ago about a town in Texas that had been, they felt, deceived by an energy deal. They went whole hog into an alternative energy scheme of some kind only to find out (pardon me but DUH!) that windmills don’t always turn and then there isn’t any electricity. They spent beaucoup bucks on the system and are now facing reality. Screwed, blued, and tattooed.

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    1. I believe that TEXAS and ILLINOIS are among the origin states for the out-of-state wind energy in the scheme that was sold to the people of this particular TRUMPTOWN.

      DEMOCRAT GREEN ENERGY SCAMS needs to be a THING.

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      1. Wolf, the quick bit I saw about the Texas town was awful and very sad. I never even dreamed that it was a scam being run at multiple jurisdictions. I hope Rick Perry is on to this and puts a stop to it, some how.

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        1. Great point. DOE and DOJ both need to be all over these ENERGY MISREPRESENTATIONS.

          And what is the MOTIVE? $$$$$$$$$$$

          Democrats have invested BILLIONS in scammy green energy, to make US POOR and THEM RICH. They have to LIE to make us BUY.

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  12. New York is working on passing the New York State Climate and Community Protection Act.

    Climate change teamed up with social justice.

    “We cannot allow disproportionate environmental burdens on the most disadvantaged communities to continue – and we have to protect vulnerable populations from increasingly frequent extreme weather events caused by climate change. This bill is our statewide coalition’s first big push toward creating an equitable renewable energy economy.”

    http://www.nyrenews.org/what-we-do

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  13. 1) A major propagandist for the scam is Zach Shahan. Search his name and you will find many, many examples of his airily written propaganda. He hates Trump, and loves AOC and the Demokkkrats. Look at the man’s face and you can see the whole story.

    http://zacharyshahan.com/about/

    https://planetsave.com/2012/11/06/democrats-republicans-differences/

    2) Speaking of repulsive faces, Jonah Goldberg’s face is immediately repulsive to me, as is Ben Shapiro’s, and Bill Kristol’s. I literally cannot stand looking at their slimy faces.

    3) George Bush pulled off a “cheap and clean” scam in a brilliantly deceptive political lie by using “compassionate conservative” as a motto. 100% of the controversy was over the word “compassionate” and the word “conservative” was repeated as if it were a given. The scam was to get people to think beyond the sale, as if Bush were a conservative and everyone knew it.

    4) Communist driven capitalism is perfect for the plutocrat leftists who prefer a life of gated luxury while they direct and manipulate the lives of the lower people. Caviar and contempt is the communists’ spirit!

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  14. Anyone paying attention to Colorado? Red Flag Bill? Bill 300? Colorado has become a liberal cesspool. Headed by Boulder/Denver democrats. Would’t be surprised if little town was in Colorado.

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  15. I found this video over at Qresearch a while back, and saved it.

    It is an amazing clip of a prop-swinger Wind Generator…exploding in high winds.
    One of the best ones I have ever seen captured on video.

    [video src="https://media.8ch.net/file_store/f9dd51021d3ad4ba53412f9cd4a7def52b06ac397c7f6e6c50cbcf5025bd0636.mp4" /]

    It is unfortunately on an MP4 format, so it won’t play here, I don’t think.
    But hopefully you can click on the link and watch it.

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      1. Thanks…yeah, it’s weird how WP adds all that extra stuff around an MP4 link when it’s posted here.

        The link I posted started with “https” and ended with “mp4”.

        Like

  16. Found a better one…this one with the original sound.

    Yootube sure doesn’t make it easy to find things these days, if it’s something they don’t want people to see.

    Like

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