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August 05, 2011 – Comments (16)

AA+ Ungood indeed!

I don't get it though.... spending taxpayer money on welfare programs by the trillions why America goes in and out of one recession after another since WWII was a bad idea afterall?

Throwing cash around like its Monopoly Money to pay for Windmills and Solar Panels while working through the EPA and other regulatory agencies to shut down Coal Power, Nuclear Power, Oil & Natural Gas drilling......a bad idea after all???

Swallowing up huge swaths of land since Theodore Roosevelt so as to prevent Private Industry from using the land, farmers from farming it, and average citizens from investing in it was a bad idea afterall?

Piling on millions upon millions of anti-business regulations to save the spotted owl, the blue whale, the dolphins, the goldfish, the trees and plants, the apes, and ad nauseum was a bad idea afterall?/?

I just don't get it!!

waaaaaaaahhhhhhh??????happened?

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#1) On August 05, 2011 at 10:14 PM, ajm101 (32.88) wrote:

"* The downgrade reflects our opinion that the fiscal consolidation plan that Congress and the Administration recently agreed to falls short of what, in our view, would be necessary to stabilize the government's medium-term debt dynamics.

* More broadly, the downgrade reflects our view that the effectiveness, stability, and predictability of American policymaking and political institutions have weakened at a time of ongoing fiscal and economic challenges to a degree more than we envisioned when we assigned a negative outlook to the rating on April 18, 2011.

* Since then, we have changed our view of the difficulties in bridging the gulf between the political parties over fiscal policy, which makes us pessimistic about the capacity of Congress and the Administration to be able to leverage their agreement this week into a broader fiscal consolidation plan that stabilizes the government's debt dynamics any time soon."

--Standard & Poors

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#2) On August 05, 2011 at 10:45 PM, TMFBlacknGold (98.68) wrote:

It is pretty ridiculous that we work so hard to save endangered species. BUT, you can't deny the facts. Environmental factors are not accounted for in GDP, so countries have no incentives to protect rain forests, etc since it has no value.

However, natural processes amount to many trillions of saved dollars every year. Reducing air pollution (billions added to healthcare costs every year), regulating weather (think how poor farming practices fueled the Dust Bowl. That wasn't such a cheap hole to climb out of was it?), providing free wastewater treatment, disease prevention (malaria could be much worse if not for sub-Saharan lake spiders), invasive species control, and the list goes on and on.

Jeffrey Sachs (author of Common Wealth, is big at pointing out these factors.

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#3) On August 05, 2011 at 10:52 PM, Varchild2008 (84.50) wrote:

Just saying there has to be a middle ground.

We have had California Farmers completely out of work to save a tiny minnow like fish....

We have had companies filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy because of violating various pollution laws...

We have tons of land that if we drilled it we'd have hundreds of thousands of jobs....thus more taxpayers....

We could have more Nuclear Power plants if we were allowed to use the Yucatan Mountain to dispose of the cylinders....

Our Fisheries are constantly assaulted with ever stricter restrictions on various types of fish you are allowed/not allowed to fish for....

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#4) On August 05, 2011 at 10:54 PM, Varchild2008 (84.50) wrote:

"disease prevention (malaria could be much worse if not for sub-Saharan lake spiders), "

But it is the Environmentalist wacko-nut jobs that have caused hundreds of thousands of deaths from Malaria by banning DDT in Africa as a pollutant.

We have Global Warming "HOAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Spook Scares used to shut down America's economy...

The Kyoto treaty for example....what a massive economic destructive force that was....

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#5) On August 05, 2011 at 10:57 PM, Varchild2008 (84.50) wrote:

Oh and don't get me started on CAFFE Standards in the Automotive Industry.

While we are swallowed up in DEBT and Unemployment we have TODAY a Government trying to force an impossible mandate of 60 MPG by 2020.

The environmentalists have basically shutdown the entire offshore area of California from drilling....

Total lack of Border Security has lead to illegals soaking up entitlements they are not entitled to because they are illegal...

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#6) On August 05, 2011 at 10:59 PM, Varchild2008 (84.50) wrote:

Enviro-Nut JOBS  have shut down our Incandesent Light Bulb factories.....

Massive gutted our manufacturing sector with environmental mandates that make producing goods in America impossible....cause you can not turn a profit buying ever more expensive Environmental materials versus cheaper materials that other Nations use....thus having to sell goods at a much higher price than everyone else.

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#7) On August 05, 2011 at 11:00 PM, Varchild2008 (84.50) wrote:

We have seen Astronauts DIE in TRAGEDY because NASA was forced to use "ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE FOAM!!!!!!!"

To living GODs......

The Environmentalists have had entire control over America....Over all of our lives..... Pushing us around.... Bullying us....

Now they have dropped America to its knees and they still want to talk about how many SPIDER's lives they saved.

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#8) On August 05, 2011 at 11:04 PM, Varchild2008 (84.50) wrote:

Our COAL POWER plants are in absolute Jeopardy down in TEXAS over impossible to achieve SULFUR standards mandated by the EPA.....

EPA funding increased by 127% from President Obama's Stimulus Slush Fund.....

Cap and Tax is still an idea floating around Washington and through the EPA suddenly claiming they can go ahead and do their own CAP and TAX.....issuing Dictatorship Like Decrees on Carbon.......


WHEN WILL IT END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS WOULD SEE US ALL DIE!!!!!

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#9) On August 06, 2011 at 3:02 AM, blake303 (29.31) wrote:

You are a crazy moron. Kudos on learning copy & paste. 

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#10) On August 06, 2011 at 3:07 AM, mhonarvar (< 20) wrote:

60mpg is not impossible....

 

they already have regular cars reaching high 50's....hybrids doing much higher....pure electric soon.....

 

but keep your hummer doing 10mpg if you want

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#11) On August 06, 2011 at 2:08 PM, eldemonio (97.93) wrote:

Where's Yucatan Mountain? 

 

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#12) On August 06, 2011 at 5:33 PM, TMFBlacknGold (98.68) wrote:

It's not Yucatan Mountain its Yucca Mountain you looney toon. We decided not to use it because it was exposed to groundwater. You want to drink contaminated water? Go for it. It turns out we can use spent fuel in different reactors to produce energy, but Congress won't allow a plutonium economy. Copy and paste that into Google. 

60 mpg is certainly possible and where we could have been today if we didn't stop raising CAFE standards long ago. Our average fleet efficiency is 25 mpg. Europe has 45 mpg. Does that sound impossible?

As for the other garbage you posted, I suppose you would like to live in a world that has the same industrial efficiency as 1850. I don't want to inhale sulfur dioxide or have benzene in my water, but you must not care. We have the most effecient steel industry in the world because of environmental regulations. It's not our fault China dumps exports and devalues their currency.

Obama may have increased funding for the EPA by 127%, but that's only because your boy Bush cut it. It's funny how people have such short memories.

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#13) On August 07, 2011 at 9:48 AM, Varchild2008 (84.50) wrote:

So you want to act like a crazed Tyrant BlacknGold and issue "Decrees" to everyone about what vehicle they are allowed to drive and what Vehicles Auto companies are allowed to build.

The reality is 60MPG is indeed impossible....  You have trucks, SUVs, Mini-Vans, Vans, and other large vehicles that won't make it and should not be forced to.

In the meantime you are talking about telling people to buy electric cars?  You are nutz.   Who has $50,000 to buy a car in this economy?

Stop acting like a King / Dictator  / Tyrant and let us build vehicles that are cheap to build and cheap to sell.

As for my mistake on the name of a mountain?  How does that make me a loon?  I make a naming mistake?  big woop!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca_Mountain_nuclear_waste_repository

THE GAO stated that the cancellation of the Nuclear Waste Storage at Yucca Mountain WAS NOT FOR SAFETY REASONS!!!!!!! Only stopped due to ideology.

This absolutely won't get into any "Ground water drinking water."
That is lies from environmentalist wacko nut job morons.

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#14) On August 07, 2011 at 9:51 AM, Varchild2008 (84.50) wrote:

"Obama may have increased funding for the EPA by 127%, but that's only because your boy Bush cut it. It's funny how people have such short memories. "

I don't have short memories.  The level of funding for the EPA was sufficient.  We did not need to skyrocket the EPA's funding which has only lead to regulatory adventurism at the most rapid pace in at least a decade.

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#15) On August 07, 2011 at 9:54 AM, Varchild2008 (84.50) wrote:

"As for the other garbage you posted, I suppose you would like to live in a world that has the same industrial efficiency as 1850. I don't want to inhale sulfur dioxide or have benzene in my water, but you must not care. We have the most effecient steel industry in the world because of environmental regulations. It's not our fault China dumps exports and devalues their currency. "

Show me where anyone is dying from SULFAR dioxide or benzene?

Show me any examples in Texas or anywhere else where that is the case?  Show me?

I do not see any examples....anywhere... All I see is Environmentalists going off the deep end and acting like absolute dictatorship morons claiming that we constantly need to keep decreassing this and decreasing that....

When will it stop?  Cause that is the very problem.  You'll never statisfy environmentalists.... They are never happy.

We set Sulfar Standards at 1 level due to Environmentalst uproar.  Now a couple years later we have to set an even stricter standard.

WHAT THE HECK????

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#16) On August 07, 2011 at 1:40 PM, TMFBlacknGold (98.68) wrote:

The reality is 60MPG is indeed impossible....  You have trucks, SUVs, Mini-Vans, Vans, and other large vehicles that won't make it and should not be forced to

Trucks and SUVs won't have to get 60 mpg. CAFE standards are based on an automaker's fleet. Eventually, electric cars will be cheaper, but only if we invest in the technology now.

Show me where anyone is dying from SULFAR dioxide or benzene?

You don't see people die from air pollution because it's not as visual as other causes of death. Lung cancer, heart disease, asthma - can all be related to environmental factors. Numerous studies have been done to show this. It's the same argument peope use against nuclear. You and I know much more people have died from industrial air pollution than nuclear accidents. But silly people (Germans) get all caught up in worst case scenarios and nuclear get's a bad rap. It's ridiculous.

I'll admit my last post was a little harsh. I'd rather join arms with my fellow Fools than put up walls. I just hope people can be a little more open-minded about things. Simply saying "all environmentalist are wackos" isn't very open-minded. In fact, there is no such thing as an "environmentalist". It is a broad term used to describe a group of people (analytical environmental scientist, urban environmental scientists, atmospheric environmental scientists, etc) that all study totally different things and have different opinions. It's the activist environmentalists you have to watch out for.

My brother's wife has 6 f***** cats and won't use nail polish remover because of all of the "toxins" in it. You know how hard it is for me to not punt a cat out the window or slap her when she says things like that???? Really hard varchild. REALLY hard. Maybe I could use your help....

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