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Obligatory Earth Day Blog

Posted by Cullin on April 22, 2009

Today we celebrate the destruction of man kind in hopes of saving the environment.  And, this is exactly what environmentalists want to do.

To your average environmentalists, the planet is worth more than man kind.  Some people want to say that plants and animals have a value of equal value to humans, and as such we should try to make sure they survive also.  However, your typical environmental activists actually believe that plants and animals have a value greater than their fellow people, and would gladly sacrifice us for the sake of some sole fungus in the deep reaches of South America.

Now, let me take some time to clear up my thoughts.  Yes, we should avoid waste and pollute as little as possible.  But, we also need to make sure that we don’t allow people to suffer needlessly as we do so.

A lot of people think that we can enact environmental legislation without affecting many, if any people.  However, the opposite of this is what actually happens.

The best example of this is the use of ethanol in gasoline in the United States.  The entire US, after fear of global warming caused the federal government to pass the Energy Policy Act of 2005,  is required the use of ethanol for an additive in fuel.  Since corn is the major player in American ethanol, the demand for it was pushed way up after this law.  This caused the price of corn to rise.  And, since corn is a staple crop in Mexico, when the price for corn rose as much as it did in the name of environmentalism, Mexican citizens starved.  The worst part about this is that the environmentalists who fought so hard for this law, and others like it, have never and probably never will see this effect of their goals.  Or, they just do not care that their values are causing so much pain in other parts of the world.

Beliefs of anthropocentric global warming pose to cause the same type of calamity.  As pointed out in Lomborg’s “Cool It”, even if we were able to follow Kyoto Protocol perfectly, we would waste a lot of money world wide to only delay the full effects of global warming for a short time.  We would be much better using this money to invest in infrastructure to deal with rising water, cures for malaria and other problems that are expected to arise in the area’s that would be most affected by a changing climate.  And, the free market would do this on it’s own, people would recognize the problem and find a way to fix it.  However, Kyoto Protocol is only going to cost industrialized nations millions of dollars, and LDCs millions upon millions of lives because of the aide and normal development which cannot happen due to misuse of resources.

I mean, this is if they can ever decide if it’s “global warming” or just “climate change” or whatever they’re going to call it next.

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A long time coming

Posted by Cullin on October 17, 2008

It has been just about two weeks since my latest blog, but I just can’t keep up with all of the crap I’ve seen in the news lately.

Voter fraud is running rampant and no news is reporting it.  Some companies, like the NYTimes are making excuses for it, even saying that making fraud easier would be better.  And, it’s incredibly scary.  If the messiah wins because more people legitimately voted for him, fine.  But, if he and the democrats sieze power because they stole the elections process through fraud, we’ve lost our country.  We’ve moved into a dictatorship.  And, it should be a call to arms.

In other news, the Obama camp is affraid of Joe the Plumber.  You can tell it, the same way they were with Stanley Kurtz investigating Obama’s ties with Weather Underground Terrorist Bill Ayers.  They tried keeping him from ever reading the files of the Chicago Annenberg Project, when he got a hold of those, they tried to keep him from being heard on the radio, and they tried to smear him.  Classic liberal police state policies.  In tried and true democrat fashion, they have once again adopted the mantra, “If you can’t beat him, smear him” (Thanks to Michelle Malkin for that one).

We get it, MSM.  His first name isn’t Joe.  It’s Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher.  He’s not a licenced plumber, he doesn’t have to be, the company he works for currently needs the licence.  He doesn’t make 250,000 now, so he’ll qualify for the Obama’s fake tax cuts; great, you’re going to punish his social mobility?  Don’t do better for yourself, because we’re going to take it away.  He owes back taxes already, la-dee-fricken-da, Charles Rangel, the demon-crat who writes tax codes was evading taxes and said that he didn’t know.  BS, now pick up the cards.

The moral of the story is that the democrats are going to establish a police state in the US and we can’t do a thing about it because we can’t garner enough of the dead, 12 year old, or fictional character vote.  We’re screwed.

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Gustav’s Effect on East Texas

Posted by Cullin on September 1, 2008

Trae and Tori, two evacuees at Lufkin High School

Trae and Tori, two evacuees at Lufkin High School

As twenty-five hundred people made their way into Lufkin area evacuation shelters, plus countless more to hotels, on the eve of the land fall of Gustav, I had an opportunity to talk to a small group of evacuees who were much delighted with our emergency preparedness.
One woman, Trae, I was able to speak with offered her views on the latest evacuation of the Gulf coast.  Although never happy with having to leave her home, she was pleased with how well this evacuation worked.

“We had to evacuate during Rita, and at that time we had no access to Red Cross and we didn’t know where to go,”  she said, “but this time we already had contacts and they told us exactly where to go.”

Having being forced out of her home before, she knew exactly how difficult this procedure could have been for her and the thousands others who had to get out of the way, saying she was “glad it was easy going this time, it was hard during Rita.”

Referring to the general confusion and infrastructural damage that many East Texas evacuation shelters had to deal with during the last round of major hurricanes in the region.

Buses ready at Lufkin High School

Buses ready at Lufkin High School

Being prepared to leave and actually leaving early was a large factor to the success of the evacuation she believes.

She said that Rita, if nothing else, was a learning experience and that “you don’t take it for granted,” stating that everyone in the Gulf coast region should be ready to evacuate at any moment and that even tropical storms should be taken as a serious possiblethreat.  She went on to explain that ever since Rita she has kept a suitcase with clothes in a closet by her front door.

As the first few drops of rain from stray storms resulting from Gustav start to hit, it is a time for us to remember the tragedy that came in the wake of the Katrina and Rita hurricanes.  And, we should not allow those lessons to go unlearned.

The front line of Gustav in Lufkin

The front line of Gustav in Lufkin

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