Dateline Sunday July 28, 2013 – Portland Oregon: “How Much Is Enough!?!?” asks Jill MacIntyre Witt, a former Occupier and Certified Presenter for Al Gore‘s Climate Reality Project.
This shortly after she is caught on tape accepting deliveries and mowing down copious amounts of food aboard “The Gallant,” [...]
If it’s successful, convenient, inexpensive, and makes our lives better, environmentalists want to kill it. They won’t be happy until we’re all back in utopian bark hut villages, walking on dirt paths, illuminated only by moonlight.
The Oregonian reports:
Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission voted 4-1 today to r [...]
This is what ICLEI and Agenda 21 look like when they are put into implementation at the local level.
KOBI 5 News reports:
Generated energy in Oregon could soon come from the waves of the Pacific Ocean.
The state is setting up a number of buoys along the Oregon coast in an effort to reduce the state’s carbon footprint.
Officials say lar [...]
The Oregon “Conservation” League (i.e., the legalized-theft-and-destruction-of-private-property league) is mass-mailing an email saying Gov. Kitzhaber wants “input” on his 10-year Energy Plan for Oregon.
Take a listen: I Spy Minute Thurs July 26 2012
Or read the transcript below.
Here are the links mentioned in the Min [...]
There was an article recently in the Oregonian, “Lawsuit against wind energy project near Steens Mountain pits green groups against green project“. After reading the article it became clear that there is just no pleasing some people.
I am skeptical of “green” energy, particularly wind farms, especially in Oregon wher [...]
Here we go again!
Andrew Restuccia reports at The Hill:
The Energy Department said Thursday it expects to begin tentatively approving new taxpayer-backed loans for renewable energy projects in the coming months.
The announcement comes about seven months after Solyndra, the California solar firm that received a $535 million loan guarantee fro [...]
Once again, we are faced with an election year. Democrats & Republicans and others will be begging for our vote and for our money while making lavish promises most have no intention of keeping or won’t be able to.
We’ll see and hear each candidate boasting of some record or grand idea to fix our continuing economic struggles. From raising [...]
1) Libyan militants managed to agree to a temporary ceasefire yesterday to get control of a depot fire. It was the quietest day Tripoli has seen in 2 weeks of violence. But in Benghazi, 75 bodies were found. Ansar al-Sharia claims to have control of Benghazi and has declared it an Islamic emirate (their own […]
I was delighted to get to join my friend and online radio personality, Allan Bourdius on his show: Their Finest Hour hosted by Vigilant Radio. We discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza. We covered a little bit of domestic policy too, or at least Allan let me rant about the horrible email marketing strategy […]
1) 20 were killed during clashes in east Ukraine in the past day. The US and EU increased sanctions yesterday. President Obama accused the Russians of arming the separatists as he announced the sanctions. 2) A Libyan special forces base in Benghazi has been taken over by militants. There are new calls for a ceasefire […]
The Obama administration’s four-year defense strategy lacks funding needed for fulfilling global military missions and the U.S. military faces “high risk” in the world unless changes are made, according to a bipartisan report by a congressionally backed panel of defense experts.
House lawmakers are petitioning the State Department to reassess its close relationship with Qatar, which has served as Hamas’ chief financial lifeline while also enjoying close ties to the United States, which recently inked an $11 billion arms deal with the controversial country.
The Antiplanner and Matt Yglesias don’t agree on a lot, but we agree that streetcars are a stupid idea. He points out that the Washington DC streetcar now under construction “will make mass transit slower and less convenient” and that it is not only slow, but it “slows the buses down.” Similarly, Seattle transit advocate […]
After being in office just one week, San Antonio’s new mayor, Ivy Taylor, proposed Monday that the city withdraw the $32 million it had promised to build a new $280 million, 5.9-mile streetcar line. Moreover, she persuaded Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, the region’s leading streetcar proponent, to join her in declaring the streetcar plan […]
To great fanfare, the DC Silver Line opened from Tysons Center to East Falls Church, Virginia. Although the news reports mentioned the cost–nearly $47,000 per foot or more than $3,900 per inch–a lot of other things were left unsaid. The Silver Line will displace trains on the Orange and Blue lines, which are already being […]