Algae to energy? Well – it has been done before, only the goop is black and has been stored underground for millions of years. The oil that runs our economy (even though the Obamanistas try to kill it off) was originally solar energy converted by algae and other organisms into a carbon rich goo. Some became oil, some became coal, some natural gas and there is lots still of it in the ground – even in this country – but Obama and Salazar won’t let us use it. (And Clinton stole gobs of coal from the people of Utah with the “stroke of a pen, law of the land”).
$78 million a drop in the proverbial bucket but the free market would do it at no cost to the taxpayer if the government would just get out of the way. The profits from oil and gas exploration and production are being used to create alternative energy – the energy companies want to stay in the energy business – even if it is not Oil or Gas. They know that at some point other sources of energy will supplant petro. But if the government keeps meddling and trying to put the energy companies out of business or tax them into oblivion then there will be much less investment into energy. Want billions invested in energy – get Washington out of the way!
Seriously, if Obama is not actively trying to destroy this country he would have to be an imbecile. Since it seems unlikely he could be that stupid it is therefore impossible that he is not actively working to destroy the country.
So, what could he possibly be planning as his next step?
Obama has once again done what no US President has ever and should never do. He has bowed to the leader of another country.
While he is there he will, without shame, apologize for Hiroshima. The Japanese are not owed an apology since they started the war, they invaded and enslaved numerous peaceful nations, they committed horrendous atrocities and were intent on continuing the slaughter of US and Allies servicemen when we used technology to take the war to their homeland and ended the war.
Certainly Obama should be sensitive to one atrocity committed in large scale by the Japanese in WWII – slavery! They captured and enslaved whole populations. They stole Korean women from their homes and shipped them to foreign lands to serve as sex slaves for their soldiers. They forced their enslaved captives to work in their war effort. They even enslaved their own people, the elite even referring to the conscripts in their military in a term relating their value to the cost of the postage stamp on the postcard conscripting them.
But then perhaps what the Japanese achieved – for the short and ill fated period – is what Obama wishes to leave as his legacy here. I wonder how many of his underlings in DC view the citizens as having a value equal to the39 42 43 44(?) cent stamp they put on their mail-in ballot?
The city of Parker Colorado announced it applied for and received a stimulus grant from the Obamacrats. The $175,000 will go for two projects – one to replace all the 60 watt conventional bulbs in the decorative street fixtures like this one:
With new LED lights. Well OK, should provide a job or two at least? Oh wait – no – they say the regular maintenance people will do it as they have time. And since the bulbs last 25 time as long as the old – they are more likely to need fewer workers ongoing to replace bulbs.
Well then some jobs must be created in making the bulbs – except all those new type of lights are made in China!
The other project is to also replace conventional bulbs in traffic lights. Same deal no jobs created anywhere but China.
Now I am not criticizing Parker for applying for the money or for spending it on these bulbs. The taxpayers will benefit by paying less for electricity in the future. But it is yet another example of a “stimulus” grant that does not stimulate.
My employer has reduced staff by about 50% since the first of the year – and Obama’s administration and the Democrats in Congress could easily reverse that and they probably would not even have to pass a bill, they would not have to spend a dime of tax payers’ money and they could move the country a considerable distance toward energy independence.
Newt said it over a year ago – Drill here, drill now! There is an abundant amount of natural gas in this country. There is also a huge amount of oil in Alaska and off our coasts. Today we cannot touch that because our Government says no. If they simply said yes and got out of the way free enterprise would once again come to the rescue.
Not only would the 100 or so jobs missing at my employer’s factory reappear, thousands of people in the drilling business and at our competitors businesses would be at work. The reduced costs of energy that would result would add uncountable additional jobs across the economy. Heck, even Government Motors would probably benefit with more cars sold than from the Cash for Clunkers.
But of course Obama will not allow it – he does not really want to help the economy, he definitely does not want to allow free enterprise to help the economy.
Here in the Denver area we set a record low temp last night 19 degrees. We barely wanted any AC this summer. The Rockies baseball game today was snowed out.
New England had a cold miserable “Summer”. Record early snow fall in Detroit. The Colorado ski areas are already open for the “Winter”. The BBC wonders where the Warming went.
This winter we can all expect to pay more for heating and Algore is doubly to blame!
He has encouraged people around the world to reduce greenhouse gasses which acording to “scientists” would be making things warmer. Then he encouraged our government to reduce drilling for and producing oil and natural gas which drives up the cost.
So I figure a class action suit naming Algore and his willing accomplices on behalf of all of us who will be paying higher heating costs and increased taxes. of course what ever lawyer takes this on will have to agree to bill on the basis of no more than one percent of the settlement – otherwise I won’t hire them!