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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Canada: Thank You For Letting The USA Destroy Your Environment!

In places like Alberta Canada the price of American’s insane appetite for oil has alarming consequences. Once pristine rivers and forests are now being destroyed in the name of our gas guzzling vehicles and wastefulness. Massive strip mines dig deeply into the oil sands. Because of so called new technologies and the high price of oil these areas in Canada has now become profitable to mine.

The environmental degradation however is beyond belief to get the oil. One barrel of oil equals usually 2 to 5 barrels of water (which ends up polluted) and up to 4 tons of oil sand! That’s right! That’s what it costs to get. We won’t even go into the processing of the oil and those contaminants….it’s just too mind boggling. The rise in carbon dioxide in these regions in Canada is also contributing greatly to global warming.

The energy companies are saying that they will come up with technologies to reduce the pollution and reclaim land and water. God, I’ve heard that since I was a kid growing up in Pennsylvania for all the mining there, technology is going save and restore. Absolute nonsense….it will never happen!

Meanwhile, many environmental groups in Canada want the mining permits stopped but the Canadian Government is pressing for more areas to be mined. The Washington Post and some newspapers in Canada have reported a rise in cancer in many of the natives living near the mines but that won’t matter to the governments of Canada and the US. For the most part these people are just collateral damage.

And you wonder why the world seems to hate us. We are the gluttons of the world and everyone else must pay the price for our misuse, overuse, and just pure arrogance about everything. All parts of the world and cultures of people must suffer so that we can maintain our insane life style. A life style based on constant destruction of the world’s systems but don’t worry technology will save us and if that doesn’t work….God will, because he is on our side and wants us to use everything on earth…including Canada!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Fox News Analyst: Hoenig: Environmental Dickhead of the Week

Well the Fox News idiots are at it again. Fox News which is the most scientifically illiterate of all the major news companies continues their assault on science with this village idiot analysis on Global Warming by none other than Jonathan Hoenig. This is the same jerk that believes that the oil companies aren't gouging Americans.

Hoenig's recent out burst of stupidity includes the following:

There is no scientific proof that global warming even exists. To be honest, it's a bogus consensus dreamed up by Greens because they hate industry. They hate advancement. They hate technology… Greens will lead us back to the stone ages.

This is the unfortunate mentality of the business community in this country. These rape and plunder bastards are just as bad as Bush and Cheney. They see the world through rose colored glasses and refuse to deal with the world of science.

But Hoenig is right on one thing: the people on the other side do hate things. No, we don't hate industry! No, we don't hate technology! No, we don't hate advancement! What we hate are stupid scientific illiterate jerks like yourself. Therefore,

The Environmental Dickhead of the Week
is Awarded to
Jonathan Hoenig of Fox News

For his contributions in scientific illiteracy and all the honors that go with it!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Nazi Senators From New Jersey will Stop You from Photographing!

I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

Charles De Gaulle

State Senator Stephen Sweeney, D-3 of West Deptford and Senator Fred Madden of D-4 Turnersville New Jersey and some other morons believe that citizens should not be able to photograph or video tape sewage treatment plants, nuclear power plants, water treatment, storage facilities etc…. all of this in the name of National Security.

Of course, this would destroy citizens’ rights to monitor and protect their environment and homes by watch dogging these installations. In fact, Gestapo Sweeney and friends want to make it a crime punishable up to 18 months in prison and confiscation of equipment. Their arguments are that they are just protecting the public. Gee,,,didn’t King Bush just say that about NSA’s illegal spying and wire taps? We are just trying to protect you.

Senator Madden further stated "Quite frankly, this bill is long overdue," Madden said. "The intent is to identify those individuals during the planning stages and apprehend them before the attack takes place.” Here’s the complete story:

Really! This is beyond belief. And of course industry would just love this since no one would be able to monitor what’s going on and get the photo or video evidence. These two senators should be removed from office and they should be forced to live at the prison in Abu Grab. Now just think about it for one minute. If someone really wants to get some good photos or video of one of these installations do you think anyone can really stop them? With all the technological stuff out there not to mention satellite imagery and miniature cameras, do you believe they can’t get the photos? Yet, the citizen walking by with his camera or camcorder is going to be made into a terrorist because he wants to keep an eye on his environment.

Once again the mental midgets have attacked; the New Jersey Nazi Senators will protect you. The problem is who in a sane society will protect us from these idiots!!!!!!!

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.

Ernest Benn

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Why the English are Healthier than Americans!

A recent study shows that the English are healthier than Americans. In fact, even the rich in this country are only as healthy as the less well effluent in England. This includes over all health as well as cancer, diabetes, lung cancer etc. U.S. scientists are at a loss because the English tend to smoke just as much and drink more.

Of course, the data is even more upsetting because the U.S. spends twice as much per citizen on health care than England. Adjustments for minorities and other data still show the same results. Similar data of the U.S. versus other countries in Europe in recent years makes the latest data no surprise to me and other environmental scientists.

Unfortunately, most of the media which has been brainwashed and intimidated by the U.S. government can't understand the data either. They continue to tout what a great land and what a great place America is to live. Really? One item that is noted in the study is that people in England (and most of Europe) are making more money than they did a decade or more ago while Americans' incomes have become stagnant! The English also have a basic safety net of social mechanisms lacking in America.

Studies have shown that the American Dream has become a myth. Upward mobility in America is lacking according to data in the last twenty years. You have a better chance of succeeding and getting rich in countries like Canada than you do in the U.S. People spend more time with their families and do more social things in England and Europe. In the U.S. people don't appear to have time to breathe while most work two and sometimes three jobs to survive.

There are two reasons why we are less healthy than other countries who spend less on health care and they are simply: 1) STRESS and 2) ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION. You don't need a PhD to figure out why. In any ecosystem organisms that are under constant stress like Americans are less healthy. Trout in a stream under constant stress show similar results. Now add the influx of total environmental degradation which is cumulative and synergistic and you get sicker organisms. We can do this in a laboratory or we can watch it in nature but medical scientists for some reasons believe the immune systems of humans don't function that way. They should think again!

The U.S. can continue to spend more money but it won't make any difference. The system needs changed and fast! If it doesn't most Americans will continue these patterns of damaged immune systems due to the constant stress and environmental toxins. Welcome to the America of stress and pollution brought to you by both the Republicans and Democrats. The few extra cents you make chasing the American Dream......won't buy you good health no matter what you do! And those bloody Brits are smoking more and drinking more and are healthier than you! Ain't fair is it...cowboy!