It is what I find in my agenda-pushing War Daily every day that tells me it is a scam.
Oh, the tremendously cold winter and chilly spring has convinced me, too!
But don't believe your lying senses, America -- believe the lying, agenda-pushing MSM!
"Solar panels go to college
You may not remember this, but in 1979, President Jimmy Carter (below) installed solar panels on the roof of the White House West Wing.
Actually, no, I do. Reagan took 'em down.
The panels, which were used to heat water for the staff eating area, were a symbol of a new solar strategy, but in 1986, when the White House roof was being repaired, the panels were taken down. In 1990, the panels were retrieved from storage and brought to the environmentally minded Unity College in Maine. There, with help from Academy Award winning actress Glenn Close, the panels were refurbished and used to heat water in the cafeteria until they stopped working in 2005.
Now, a documentary film has been made about the panels, using them as a backdrop to explore American oil dependency and the political lack of will to pursue alternative energy. Swiss directors Christina Hemaner and Roman Keller follow the route of the panels in the hour-long film "A Road Not Taken." We've lost all that time, too.
Of course, solar was never meant to go anywhere because the energy corps can't charge you for natural light.
That's why we are fed diets of oil stories!
Otherwise, explain this:
"US government delays solar projects"
"DENVER, June 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has declared a moratorium on development of new solar power projects on government land in six western states.
The agency said the huge increase in the number of plans for solar power plants has caused worries about their environmental impact, The New York Times reported. Officials expect an impact study to take two years.
But the environmental impact of oil drilling off the costs is no problem!
The moratorium affects millions of acres in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. Officials said 130 applications to lease public land for solar projects have been filed since 2005.
The high price of oil makes solar power an attractive alternative, energy analysts say. Advocates say sun-drenched public lands in the Western deserts are a resource that should be used.
"It doesn't make any sense," said Holly Gordon, vice president for legislative and regulatory affairs for Ausra, a solar thermal energy company in Palo Alto, Calif. "The Bureau of Land Management land has some of the best solar resources in the world. This could completely stunt the growth of the industry."
Isn't that the POINT? So OIL COMPANIES can get EVEN FATTER?
So you will forgive me if I pffffft in the direction of our local heroes, er, politicians, right?
Massachusetts delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Colorado - billed as trying to be the most environmentally sustainable convention in history - are being asked to offset the pollution created by their travel, hotel, and food by replacing incandescent light bulbs in local low-income homes with far more efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs. The program cuts down on carbon dioxide, the key global warming gas - and saves families money.
Yeah, except FLUORESCENT LIGHT is NOT GOOD FOR YOU!
And that is like a drop of piss in the environmental ocean, lawmakers.
How far you flying across the country?
And WHO is picking up the (taxpayers) tab?
The program, announced last week, allows delegates to buy offsets from the local nonprofit company LiveCooler which then will team up with nonprofits in the delegate's community that work with low-income families in Worcester, Lowell, and Boston.
Each ton of offsets purchased for $15 allows the nonprofits to then buy about five long-lasting compact fluorescent lights to distribute to low-income families."
Considering the following items, you'll have to excuse me: pffffffftttttt!
"U.S. Advised Iraqi Ministry on Oil Deals"
"A group of American advisers led by a small State Department team played an integral part in drawing up contracts between the Iraqi government and five major Western oil companies to develop some of the largest fields in Iraq, American officials say.
The disclosure, coming on the eve of the contracts’ announcement, is the first confirmation of direct involvement by the Bush administration in deals to open Iraq’s oil to commercial development.
At a time of spiraling oil prices, the no-bid contracts, in a country with some of the world’s largest untapped fields and potential for vast profits, are a rare prize to the industry. The contracts are expected to be awarded Monday to Exxon Mobil, Shell, BP, Total and Chevron, as well as to several smaller oil companies.
Though enriched by high prices, the companies are starved for new oil fields. The United States government, too, has eagerly encouraged investment anywhere in the world that could provide new oil to alleviate the exceptionally tight global supply, which is a cause of high prices.
Iraq is particularly attractive in that light, because in addition to its vast reserves, it has the potential to bring new sources of oil onto the market relatively cheaply.
Weren't we told this FIVE YEARS AGO?
New York frikkin' Times, hey!
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, speaking on Fox News this month, said: “The United States government has stayed out of the matter of awarding the Iraq oil contracts. It’s a private sector matter.”
So she LIED AGAIN, huh?
Every time someone in this administration opens their mouth it's a lie, isn't it?
Hey, pretty soon you won't be paying for oil anyway."Start at any age; Demand rises for bike riding lessons for adults" by Emma Brown, Globe Correspondent | June 30, 2008
SOMERVILLE - Michael Lamb is a 44-year-old history teacher with a quiet smile and unusual courage. He's learning, finally, how to ride a bicycle - despite being nearly four decades older than the usual beginner.
Lamb is hardly alone. Gas prices hovering above $4 per gallon have led to the busiest season so far for the woman known as Boston's Bike Whisperer, Susan McLucas, a 59-year-old chronic smiler with a reputation for teaching even the most fearful and frustrated adults to balance on two wheels. Enrollment in Bicycle Riding for Beginners, offered through the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, has nearly doubled since 2006. And demand for one-on-one lessons is on the rise as well.
I biked for TEN YEARS during the 1990s and early 2000s.
That was EVERY DAY to either work, school, or errands.
And let me tell you, IT SUCKED!!
I PAID my CARBON DUES and I don't want to do that again.
I won't get into how many problems it has caused; however, WTF is this crap?
Make 60-year-olds ride the bike? More accidents then?
So as CHINA MOVES TOWARD CARS we are going to be getting out of them?
How do you like that drop of living standards, Americans?
Especially since the wealthy (like the oil companies, etc) are doin' just fine?
McLucas is an activist who has protested more than one war and who 11 years ago started the nonprofit Healthy Tomorrow to end the mutilation of women's genitals in Mali. Teaching people to cycle is a sort of activism, too: "It's part of getting rid of cars," she said, "and making bikes rule the world.
A nice lady, but a little misguided.
So you gonna help me with my problem?