November, 2010

Growth in Natural Gas Expected to Contain Renewable Energy Growth Somewhat

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), technological enhancements to producing natural gas are expected to increase its production to the possible detriment of renewable energy.[0] Natural gas, the least carbon intensive of the fossil fuels, is the only fossil fuel expected to see an increase in demand by 2035 in the IEA forecast.

By Institute for Energy Research - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Full Story

Corn is For Food, Not Fuel

imageCorn is in everything. It’s in your soda, syrup, shaving cream and licorice. You can find corn in batteries, ink and mayonnaise.  There are thousands of uses for corn, but the least efficient and most costly use is ethanol.

Ethanol is in the news because Congress is considering a $6 billion a year ethanol subsidy renewal that is designed to help offset production costs for refiners who blend gasoline with ethanol.

There are a number of problems with ethanol, but don’t take our word for it.

By Institute for Energy Research - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Full Story

Hyundai Canada Extends All-Time Sales Record

MARKHAM, ON,  Hyundai Auto Canada today announced it had sold 7,739 units in November 2010, representing an increase of 10.2 percent over the same month last year and the 22nd consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Tucson and Elantra Touring vehicles in the Hyundai line-up showed strong sales in the market for the month, recording increases of 39.1 and 24.6 percent, respectively.

By Guest Column - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Full Story

The starvation of America continues with the passing of S510

The Senate just passed S510 The Food Safety Modernization Act,  which will give ‘King Kong’-like powers to the FDA to dictate how farmers grow everything,  where they grow it,  when they grow it and what is added to it or not.  Thank God, this latest overreach from hell from the Obama administration and progressive left goes now to the House.  Pray we can crush it there or the new House coming in January will have another one of many shredding tasks as this progressive ship of fools and Un American President try to steal,  rob and destroy America…..now,  starve her.

By Dr. Laurie Roth - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Full Story

The mask has slipped

Over the past three years – the campaign and Obama’s two years in power – the illusion of benign change as the goal of the Soros cabal has developed major cracks. We have had a “healthcare reform” plan that raises costs hugely, lessens benefits, limits coverage, and lays the groundwork for legalizing euthanasia, rammed through the congress in a manner that must have made Joe Stalin oh-so-proud.

By Michael Oberndorf, RPA - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Full Story

America Witnesses the Downfall of “Obama”

Yes, America, you are watching while Washington attempts to right itself and Obama self-destructs. What does a country and its citizens do as their nation continues to decline in power, financial stability and security of its people? We at Stand Up America shout aloud that we the people must stay strong and help right the national ship.

By Paul E. Vallely - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Full Story

Islamic terror in America

The attempt by a 19 year old Somalia-born, naturalized United States citizen named Mohamed Osman Mohamud to murder and maim hundreds if not thousands of Americans at a Christmas tree lighting in Portland, Oregon, will most likely be the first of many such attempts by Islamists to sow death and destruction in the U.S. this Christmas season. Islamists seem to have concluded that killing people in large numbers at this time of year will give them the biggest bang for the buck, so to speak, and so it is virtually a foregone conclusion that unrepentant, cold blooded killers like Mohamud will try to set off car bombs in crowded places, blow up airplanes, detonate explosives at sporting events, and so on, as they seek to do exactly that, all in the name of Islam, of course.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Full Story

Ten Lessons that Illegal Aliens Can Teach American Citizens

With the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform in the news again, it is worth noting that the 12-40 million illegal aliens currently squatting in America have several valuable lessons that American citizens would do well to learn.

By John Lillpop - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Full Story

EPW Passes Bipartisan Environmental Legislation

Washington, D.C. -  Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today welcomed Committee passage of bipartisan environmental bills that protect jobs and the environment, and that will provide environmental benefits for Oklahoma and the nation.

By EPW Blog - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Full Story

UN Climate Summit: The Con in Cancun

In but a few hours I’ll be headed to Chicago’s O’Hare airport to wing my way to sunny Cancun to do a few days reporting on the U.N. Climate Change Summit. As is my luck in life, sunny Cancun will be rainy Cancun if the weatherman is to be believed. Of course, weather reports aren’t the only thing going on down there that isn’t to be believed.

By Warner Todd Huston - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Full Story

Veterans Oppose Desecration of Hallowed Grounds of Gettysburg National Park

imageSeveral years ago my wife and I traveled from our home in New Hampshire to visit a Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania; not just a battlefield, but the Gettysburg battlefield, a mammoth site where an equally mammoth strife between two sides each one populated with citizens of these same United States. 

It was our only Civil War and it was fought and ended with the hope that families of these United States would never again raise their hands in anger against a fellow citizen of this country.  Suffice to say that hope has held to this day and I personally believe that it is due to the unspoken message that this venue implants in each visitor who is fortunate enough to view.

By Jerry McConnell - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Full Story

Peering behind the scanners and pat-downs

Nearly everyone is talking about the TSA and the implementation of the enhanced security measures at airports, but few are talking about the most visible seminal event that served as the catalyst for the current DHS and TSA enhanced security procedures. Enter Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, born on 22 December 1986 in Lagos, Nigeria.

By Doug Hagmann - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Full Story

Won’t You Please Hug a Terrorist?

imageThe working theory among the think-tanks, academic campuses, newsrooms and diplomatic offices is that terrorists are just like us. Except depressed and insecure about it. Filled with self-loathing and in desperate need of anger management classes. If only some kind soul could plop them down on an analyst’s couch and stuff them chock full of Prozac or Paxil, hug them without letting go, while reading passages from Jonathan Livingston Seagull—then they’d be just as right as rain. And twice as wet.

By Daniel Greenfield - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Full Story

Cassava-gate?

Cassava (Manihot esculenta Cranz.) is a shrub-like plant native to South America which produces tubers rich in carbohydrates. It is now widely cultivated across the southern hemisphere and the tubers are an important food staple for an estimated 750 million people. In addition, the plant leaves are also consumed in some areas.

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Full Story

All the News The Times Wants You to Know

In a long career as a journalist, full time and freelance, I have sometimes said that I knew something was seriously wrong with The New York Times when I began to see my byline show up on stories that appeared briefly.

By Alan Caruba - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Full Story

With These Four Bottles

On the Arrogance of Manimage“I have taken the mystery out of life.” (A Man of Science, on the creation of artificial life, 2010)

The Man of Science was at the height of his glory as the spotlights glared, the cameras clicked and the national press assembled to hear his announcement. He had discovered the origins of life. It was a monumental day in the history of Humankind and he was proud of his accomplishment. His story went viral on the internet and made the newspaper headlines; even Good Morning America led with a story on his accomplishment. It was heady stuff all right.

By William Kevin Stoos - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Full Story

RPS and Electricity Prices

One of the most important energy-related trends at the state level is the imposition of renewable electricity mandates. Currently 29 states have passed these mandates and another 7 states have enacted renewable electricity goals. Many in Congress are pushing the federal government to follow suit and enact a nationwide renewable electricity mandate. To date, no studies have looked at the impact of these mandates on electricity prices. A forthcoming study from the Institute for Energy Research will examine these mandates and their impact on electricity prices. In this post we summarize the connection between renewable mandates and higher electricity prices.

By Institute for Energy Research - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Full Story