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Shocking! Cap & Trade Eviscerated by Climate Religion Guru James Hansen!

Say what you want about Dr. James Hansen of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, but even the proverbial stopped watch is right twice a day. Looks like Dr. Hansen finally has one correct idea, at least as far as the usefulness of cap and trade is concerned. We wonder if this is the result of shock therapy.

Speaking at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club he had the following to say:

The system, in which companies buy and sell permits to produce greenhouse gases, is a “half-baked” and “half-assed” way to deal with global warming, Hansen said.

His comments Tuesday were typically blunt. Cap and trade, he said, does little to cut emissions. But it does enrich the trading desks of banks, who have a new market to explore.

“Why do you want big banks in this problem?” Hansen asked. “Why should they be making money? Every cent they make is coming out of the public’s hide. And they add absolutely nothing. What you want is a system which is very simple and makes things cleaner.”

No, he didn’t do a 180 degree flip on global warming, but at least he gets the idea that the cap and trade system is a ripoff and basically doesn’t do much except ripoff the general public and make bankers fat,  AKA: Bend forward in the name of Gaia. At least him making these statements is one step in the right direction.

It also appears he neglected to mention that no matter how it’s administered, cap and trade is a glorified tax that greedy states like California will grab under the pretense of saving us all from global warming and then misuse it on other “half-assed” schemes.

The best part of this is he said it all in front of California Governor Jerry Brown who’s no doubt salivating at getting California’s hooks into that money. Jerry just loves cap and trade. What greedy government official wouldn’t?

Source: SF Gate

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Global warming visits Los Angeles area

From the Los Angeles Times “Escorts being on Interstate 5; snow level could drop to 1,000 feet.”

Well, we just noted the snow in Las Vegas, Nevada and now we have snow jamming up Interstate 5 over the Grapevine and possibility of some low snow.

The above video is from Valencia, California, just north of Los Angeles, at 1,200 feet above sea-level.

The California Highway Patrol began escorting cars across the Grapevine on Monday morning, but thousands remained stranded amid a snowstorm that stymied traffic between Northern and Southern California.

Even with escorts, Interstate 5 remained jammed along with other routes into the Los Angeles area. While rains will die down this afternoon, snow is expected to continue not just in the mountains but in valley locations as low as 1,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service. In fact, the Santa Clarita Valley could see an accumulation of 4 inches of snow.

Oh well, more warming caused cooling. I suppose when it gets colder it will get warmer?

CO2 Insanity continues marching on.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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Hang on to your wallets California!

What your wallet will look like after cap & trade

Even in a screwed-up economy and even with California’s screwed-up housing market, it’s still one of the more expensive places to live. Sure property is in the tank, but it’s still more expensive than in most parts of the U.S., meaning that the citizens of the state still get to pay for overpriced housing. We also get to pay for overpriced designer gasoline and overpriced taxes. Toss in one of the most onerous business environments in the country and it’s amazing anyone even lives here.

Sure it’s pretty but people and businesses are already moving out and it will get worse when this kicks in and everyone’s wallets start getting drained more than they already are. You can go here and read up on it if you want to.

Want a clue on how bad it already is? According to The Tax Foundation…..

  • California’s business climate ranks 49th out of 50 states (57 if you’re President Obama)(Soon to be 50!)
  • California’s top income tax rate is 4th highest in the nation (Soon to be #1)
  • California’s sales tax rate is the highest in the nation (See? We’re already #1)
  • As far as the Feds go we give up $1.00 and get 78 cents back, meaning we support other ‘vampire’ states. (THAT’S what that donor thing on my driver’s license means!)
  • Federal OSHA isn’t good enough, we get to support a redundant Cal-OSHA
  • Federal EPA isn’t good enough either, we get to support the California Air Resources Board giving us the ‘privilege’ of paying more redundancy. (They’re the ones that employ people with mail-order PhD’s and overestimate diesel pollution by 340% so they can screw us more than they already are)

Now thanks to the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Gates, James Cameron and other eco-loons, we failed to get enough voters with brains to reign in AB32 (actually, based on the last election, having enough voters with brains in California appears to be a statistical impossibility). The result is the greentards are all excited because California is going to start its own cap & trade program! I just saw Arnold on TV gushing over his stupidity. He’s actually all excited because thanks to him we’re all going to get screwed even more than we have been.  Gee, I just can’t wait Arnold. It will be such fun to be more broke than I already am so you can feel all touchy-feely-girly-man-y about climate change. I think he may be remembered as the Governator who terminated California.

If you’re one of the poor bastards who still lives in California and you think it’s bad now just wait awhile, it will get worse. In a very short time everything you buy will suddenly cost more because just about everything and anything you buy uses power generated by fuel or electricity to be manufactured or delivered.

  • Your gas and electric bills will be rising because the gas and electric companies will now have to buy permits from the state and/or reduce their pollution. Think PG & E or Edison are going to eat this? If you do you’re dumber than a rock. And don’t give me that BS about the wind turbines and solar panels being subsidized because it’s your money (called taxes bonehead) that’s subsidizing it. Absent that no one would be installing them because they’re either unprofitable or they’d have to charge you $10,000 a month to turn the lights on in your home to pay for them.
  • Those higher power charges will result in  ALL businesses in California having to raise the price of what they sell. Grocery stores, car dealers, restaurants, motels, hotels, movies, hospitals, doctors, lawyers, Indian Chiefs and everyone else in the state will have to either eat the rate increases or charge YOU more to make up for it. Guess which one’s going to happen?
  • Everything you buy is delivered by trains, planes, trucks, or steamships. They all run on diesel, gas or aviation fuel. Think they’re going to eat it? Nope! They’ll  apply a fuel surcharge to everything including your airplane tickets to make up for the additional charges from the refineries so they can pay for their permits to pollute or invest more money to reduce their pollution. That money doesn’t grow on trees greentards! YOU get to pay for it.
  • Want a new house? Well wait until the price of lumber, nails, screws, roofing, stucco, cement, tile and everything else used in construction goes through the roof.  That house that was a million last year will soon be a lot more.
  • Retired? I’d suggest you move to another state as soon as possible before a) you run out of money b) you can’t find anyone to buy your house because they’re all broke and c) the price to move out will be out of site because your mover spends 5 fortunes a year on diesel fuel for his trucks.

Think about it, even your crab will cost more once this starts because those boats run on diesel engines, they don’t row out to the Farallon Islands anymore folks. You can watch the price of your cable TV, cell phones, auto repairs, furniture, clothing, appliances and EVERYTHING go up.

And, you can bet the one thing that WON’T GO UP is your PAYCHECK, because your employer is going to have to pay a boatload more money to keep the doors open thanks to cap & trade. He may even have to lay some of you off to offset the increased costs if it gets bad enough. I note that because with the ENTIRE state getting screwed, it’s probably going to end up where no one will be able to raise their prices enough to compensate for the increased cost of power because no one else will be able to afford to pay for the increased prices. Smart employers will probably flee California as fast as they can while the getting is good.  Face it, even the cost of toilet paper will go up folks! Just wait and see.

Yes, you can just watch the whole damn state go further down the tubes than it already is! Think this will bother Bill Gates? No, he doesn’t even live here. Think Arnold will give a hoot? No, he’s wealthy and can afford to pay the extra and it things get bad enough he can afford to move someplace where they don’t have cap and trade. James Cameron? Nah, he’s rich too and will either pay up or move on.

I wonder how long it will take before it will seem like an improvement to have Mexico take over California again and send the retards and greentards in Sacramento packing? Probably not to long in my estimation.

So I’ll leave you with  – Adios muchachos! Hablo la nueva lengua de California!

California a place with no shortage of CO2 Insanity.

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‘Last Gasp for the California Economy’

 

The Greentard State

 

 

There is an interesting article on American Thinker this morning by Lee DeCovnick titled ‘Last Gasp for the California Economy‘ that explains how nefarious AB32 is and why you should vote yes on Prop 23 and slow the greentards down.

Proposition 23, the California ballot initiative, would suspend AB 32, the cap and trade regulations for reducing carbon dioxide emission to 1990 levels until unemployment in California drops to 5.5% or below for four consecutive quarters. So how much CO2 will be eliminated and will it make a difference?

To skip to the end of the article……

The total resulting climate change for ALL of this government stupidity is statistically infinitesimal… ZERO.

Yes ZERO folks! This is not about saving the planet or even California. It’s about increasing the CARB bureaucracy and forcing the citizens of California to live only Greentard approved lifestyles, which will raise the cost of everything in the state.

 

The Progressive/Socialist bureaucrats are drooling at the opportunity for more authority to regulate every aspect of our lives. Can you imagine the thousands of Byzantine regulations being enforced by those swell folks from the SEIU thugocracy?
Prop 23 must pass. AB 32 will have zero effect on the environment and will shatter the lives, property, wealth and well being of millions of California’s working class families. Who would vote against such insanity?

 

So, if you want California to be more insane than it already is then by all means let AB32 stand. Then watch the cost of food, cars, housing, clothing, dining out, fuel and most anything else you care to name go up. Do you really want the libtards in San Francisco and Los Angeles dictating what you do?

Will we have more CO2 Insanity in California? Or, will we have some sanity for a change?

Source: American Thinker

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Look who’s leaving California

Well, according to the greentards who want Prop 23 to fail thus leaving AB32 (California’s global warming law) in place it’s going to be a real panacea for California “green” business and it’s going to create “green” jobs.

The problem is, while we’ll get a few “green” businesses, plenty of other businesses are fleeing what’s becoming known as the state of confusion for better places with less regulations to deal with, not to mention lower taxes. There are plenty of reasons a business owner would want to leave California for elsewhere.

A business owner can move to Nevada and have no redundant agencies staffed by those who perhaps McDonald’s wouldn’t even hire. The two that come immediately to mind are Cal-OSHA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The former is a redundancy to the federal OSHA the latter redundant to the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Go to Nevada or just about any other state and  you have the luxury of  neither fining the hell out of you so they can justify their existence, creating binders full of new regulations designed to stymie business and creating mountains of paperwork a business has to complete. Move out-of-state and you may find you suddenly have time to actually try to expand your business instead of spending inordinate amounts of time and money to be compliant. After the state gets done business owners then get the luxury of dealing with myriad regulations from counties and cities.

California business also has to deal with exorbitant rates charged for worker’s compensation coverage. In California, State Fund almost has a huge market share due to the fact many WC insurance companies won’t even write insurance in the state of confusion due to the blatant bias towards awarding employees claims when they’re not deserved. From Wikipedia on State Fund we get this……

State Fund has over $22 billion in assets and employs approximately 7,500 people (the number varies based on State Fund’s current percentage of the market) of whom over 500 are attorneys. Historically it has insured an average of 23 percent of the market each year since its creation by the Legislature in 1914. Its market share spiked to over 50 percent in years 2002-2004 when a large number of private carriers left the market. In keeping with its mission, State Fund has an open door policy writing insurance for California businesses who need workers’ compensation insurance. State Fund insures approximately one in five businesses in California. State Fund also serves as a third party administrator adjusting claims for almost all of the state agencies.

To add to this State Fund has a large “captive audience” because they will insure those who are unable to get private WC coverage. This allows them to increase rates whenever they like and many won’t complain because they have no where else to go, which gives them a kind of monopoly in their market. It also helps justify rate increases filed for by private WC carriers. You can bet these rate increases hike the cost of doing business in California up to the point where many businesses leave the state.

In fact, contrary to the greentard BS surrounding AB32 and how wonderful it is, there are indeed many businesses fleeing the state and if Prop 23 loses and leaves AB32 in place the you may see a stampede of businesses leaving California.  Think I’m full of that global warming hot air? Well, let’s go to the Business Relocation Coach and see what someone in the know has to say about who’s leaving.

He has a post titled “California Companies Moving Away or Shifting Work Out Reaches New Record: 158 (for 2010 alone)” that is very telling indeed.

In the three weeks since my last tally, I’ve learned about another 14 companies that have left California completely or re-directed capital to build facilities out of state. The names of the 14 and justifications for listing them appear below. Today’s entry builds upon the Sept. 21 entry 144 Companies Shrink from Calif. This Year – Three Times the Total for All of 2009.

Been hearing about all those “green” jobs that AB32 is going to create? Fuggedaboutit.

Five enterprises represent the type of operations coveted by many California politicians — “green” companies — namely DayStar Technologies, Vetrazzo, SMA America LLC, Enfinity Corp., and Power-One. Those companies have opted for Georgia, Arizona, Colorado and an apparently as-yet-undetermined “overseas location.”

Sounds like one’s sick not only of California but the bad business climate in the United States and will leave the country. Well now, that certainly bodes well for having all those “green” jobs in California doesn’t it?

Wake up folks! If Prop 23 fails, California fails and it will be a gigantic fail causing more unemployment, more business to flee, lower tax base that will exacerbate the state budget problems. I’d go so far as to wager that the State of California will have to go into bankruptcy because there will be so much less taxes left that it will not be able to stay functional. If that happens you’ll see more business shutter their doors, more unemployment and yet less taxes being taken in while the payout for the unemployed and those on welfare will increase dramatically.

Something will have to give. You can’t run a state when there’s no one left making any money to pay taxes. I know this is contrary to libtard Keynesian economics, but that’s the score.

California is already into enough CO2 Insanity not to mention plain old-fashioned insanity. Vote yes on Prop 23 and stop the craziness.

Source:  The Business Relocation Coach

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New tactic to rip-off California Drivers?

Here’s the latest and greatest from the “golden” I mean “retarded” state and the federal government, who are respectively billions and trillions of dollars over budget and looking for any money they can rip the taxpayers off for. The clown-circuses in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., can’t ever seem to agree upon much of anything, especially how to cut costs and live within their means like the rest of us poor slobs have to. But, they can certainly get creative and agreeable when it comes to scamming the taxpayers out of more money.  Thus we now get this new scheme.

According to the New York Times article titled “New tactic in California for paying pollution bill,”  California has failed to reduce the ozone levels in the Central Valley (per the usual EPA edict),  so now the state wants to rip-off the people who live and drive in California’s Central Valley to pay the fines levied by the Feds. A double rip-off while we’re in the middle of a horrid economic crisis that’s causing massive unemployment.

As usual, the mental midget’s in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. think we taxpayers have a hidden, unending money supply to feed the government juggernaut.

STOCKTON, Calif. — Officials who have tried and failed to clean the air in California’s smog-filled San Joaquin Valley have seized on a new strategy: getting millions of drivers to shoulder more of the cost.

Faced with a fine of at least $29 million for exceeding federal ozone limits, the San Joaquin Valley’s air quality regulators are proposing an annual surcharge of $10 to $24 on registration fees for the region’s 2.7 million cars and trucks beginning next year. A decision is expected when the governing board meets on Thursday.

Don’t you just love it? The state fails to do what they’re supposed to, so the citizens get to pay for their mistakes. They may perhaps even pay more than required.  Take the above $24 dollars times 2.7 million cars and trucks and you get an astounding $64.8 million dollars. After they pay the Feds they’ll have a nice, tidy sum of $35.8 million dollars to use to help balance the budget (yeah right), or perhaps use it to  expand some of those government agencies that never seem to shrink and only grow larger.

Here’s how the San Joaquin Board thinks, right from the head cheese’s mouth……

“We, the people, are the ones whom we need to point the finger at,” said Seyed Sadredin, executive director of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, which administers federal and state pollution laws here.

Funny how every time there’s money involved that the “fickle finger” points back at “we” the taxpayers, regardless whose fault it is. Here is their claim as to why this must happen.

Today, vehicles are responsible for four-fifths of the region’s smog-forming pollution.

Really now? Well, I have to question that statement. First I’d like to know 4/5th of what specific pollution? Based on the old “figures lie but liars figure” words of wisdom and the fact we’re dealing with government I have to ask is this 4/5 of all pollution or just pollution selected to make it appear to be vehicle’s fault?

Per the questions & answers on their website we get this beauty……

How much comes from other areas?

 

 

 

Air pollution transported from the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento areas account for approximately 27% of the total emissions in the Northern portion of the District (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced Counties). In the Central region (Fresno, Madera and Kings Counties), the percentage drops to 11%, and in the south valley (the Valley portion of Kern and Tulare Counties), transported air pollution accounts for only 7% of the total problem.

While some of our pollution is blown in from other areas, most of our air pollution is home grown and it is our responsibility to clean it up.

It looks to me like they’re perhaps doing some “convenient” figuring that omits other large sources of pollution. As you can already see they claim between 7% to 27% blows in from the San Francisco Bay area and Sacramento area. That averages out to 15%, which is 3/4 of the 1/5 (20%) they claim as not generated purely by vehicles (4/5). Based upon their figures (80% vehicles+ 15% blown in), that leaves only 5% of their pollution as unaccounted for. I don’t know about you but I find that rather fishy myself. To make this work you would have to consider that all the industry and other things that create pollution in the Central Valley and all other sources only account for 5% of the total pollution. That’s unbelievable to me.

To quote “While some of our pollution is blown in from other areas” some? Hey! One large source of pollution they don’t mention is the one that blows into California and the United States from elsewhere, called Asia. According to what I find, a very large source of pollution and ozone in California isn’t even generated in California. From Asia News we get this tidbit……

Beijng (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Fumes and dust from industrial factories, coal-powered energy plants and privately owned cars in China are crossing the ocean and polluting the air in the United States. If drastic intervention is not taken, the situation will deteriorate rapidly and affect the entire globe.

The consequences of the country’s rapid economic development do not only pollute China: thousands of km away, across the ocean, on some days, nearly 25% of polluting matter above Los Angeles can be traced to Asia, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Scientists have confirmed that the pollution is carried by air currents and they fear that China could one day account for a third of all California’s air pollution.

Here’s some more from Common Dreams…….

WASHINGTON – A new study further bolsters concerns that pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean from China and other rapidly developing Asian nations may swamp efforts to clean up the air in the Western United States and make it difficult for states and cities to meet federal standards.

The study, based on 100,000 measurements over 25 years and a computer model tracking air-flow patterns, found that during the spring, ozone from Asia reaches Washington, Oregon, California and other states west of the Rocky Mountains.

“What we can say is there has been a strong and significant increase in ozone in the mid-troposphere in the West and it doesn’t seem the U.S. is contributing to the increase,” said Owen Cooper, a research scientist at the University of Colorado attached to NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo.

Please note that the above information is right from Uncle Sam’s own mouth via the EPA and NOAA, who are both fully aware of this problem. Yet we have nefarious plans afoot to lay the blame upon the citizens of California’s Central Valley even though it appears a significant portion of this pollution is not even generated there.

Please explain how all this pollution can be created by vehicles when about one-quarter of it (25%) comes from Asia and their own numbers seem to account for 95% of it before Asia even comes into the picture? I’d really like to see the research regarding this matter.

Could this be Mathebonics at work? One should consider that perhaps they use the same math as the California Air Resources Board who recently over-calculated diesel emissions by an “unprecedented” 340% in an effort to get their way. Perhaps it’s a case of liars of a feather stick together? Perhaps another mail-order Ph.D is lurking about? I don’t know for certain, but I sure have to wonder.

I also have to question how much of this pollution is generated by  interstate commerce? That is not the fault of the citizens of California and should not be charged back to them. The Feds should be deducting that portion of it, not to mention the 25% or so from Asia.

As sources of interstate commerce created pollution there are also major airports in Sacramento, Stockton, Fresno and Bakersfield that could also be uncounted sources of interstate pollution. California’s Central Valley also has major north-south and east-west railroads and trucking routes that pass right through the Central Valley. There are Interstate 80, Interstate 5, State Highway 99, and State Highway 58, all used by a tremendous amount of trucks in interstate commerce.

There is even steamship activity in Stockton. Is all of this factored in or not?

The Central Valley of California is also a huge farming area. I wonder how much pollution is caused by that? Again, why should car owners in the Central Valley be targeted to pay for pollution from another source? Is this accounted for?

The fact is there are also five (5) coal-fired power plants in California’s Central Valley, located per below……

Plant Name County Owner Year(s) Built Capacity 2007 CO2Emissions 2006 SO2Emissions SO2/MW Rank ACE Cogeneration San Bernardino Constellation Energy 1990 108 MW 991,000 tons N/A N/A Port of Stockton District Energy Facility San Joaquin FPL Group 1987 54 MW 383,000 tons N/A N/A Stockton Cogen San Joaquin Air Products Energy Enterprise 1988 60 MW 564,000 tons N/A N/A Mt. Poso Cogen Kern Red Hawk Energy 1989 62 MW 541,000 tons 41 tons N/A Argus Cogen San Bernardino Searles Valley        Minerals Operations 1978 55 MW ca. 400,000 tons N/A N/A

You can see what they pump into the Central Valley’s atmosphere.  Were these taken into account? Or, were those figures conveniently ignored so the state can stick it to car owners? Again is this accounted for or not?

This all makes me question if this money-grab. Remember, in California, the government  must have a 2/3 majority to pass any new taxes. If they want money and can’t get a 2/3 majority or don’t want to try to get that majority, all they need do is call it a “fee”  and away goes the 2/3 majority requirement. It’s an end-run allowing them to lighten taxpayer’s wallets in cases where that 2/3 majority won’t happen.

For now, I’m calling BS on this one. Until we get to see some real figures showing what they are basing their claims on I have to question their methodology, something I think any reasonable person would and should do.

To quote Dennis Ruitenbeck from the article……

“While the San Joaquin area is so depressed, it’s going to be an undue hardship,” he said. “Why put an extra burden on people who are suffering?”

To that I’d add “Why put an extra burden on people who appear to not even be responsible for much of this problem?”

I also have to ask the same about AB32, California’s global warming law, that puts California as about the only place on the planet that even has one. Why do we need to get stuck by the burdens that will be imposed by AB32 if Prop 23 fails to get enough yet votes to neuter it until the economy picks up? Can’t we at least wait until things are on an even keel?

More CO2 Insanity of the California kind.

Source: New York Times

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RIP CARBON TRADING

In a mysterious epidemic of common sense Congress has dumped their effort to cap carbon emitting from power plants.  The Wall Street Journal calls it “major blow to one of President Barack Obama’s top priorities.” I call it a victory for the USA because even if you believe in CO2 caused global warming, it’s still a dumb idea.

Why is it a dumb idea? For starters if they charge power plants for emitting CO2, guess who’s going to pay for it? The average American citizen, that’s who.  You aren’t really naïve enough to think the power companies will absorb the cost are you? If you are that dumb, think about this. Pacific Gas and Electric in California is putting in smart-meters all over the place.  Yes it’s costing them money, but they will be saving money reading them, too.  They won’t need meter readers on foot anymore, they can now get it via wi-fi and send you a bill.  Yet they still got the Public Utilities Commission to approve a rate hike to cover the smart-meters.  Nice eh?  They save money, we get to bear the cost of the meters.  Lovely arrangement, if you’re PG & E. Like having a jeweler get Rolex watches for free and then turning around and still selling them at full market rate. Nice bump in profits with someone else paying your overhead.

It’s also mandated that they start getting a larger percentage of their power from renewable energy sources like solar and wind.  Problems with those, too.  I’d question if there are enough of either to make the mandated reductions and even if there are, neither provides power 24 x 7, it’s only provided when the wind is blowing or it’s daylight.  They will still need to get power from non-renewable sources like coal and natural gas power plants when the renewable energy isn’t working or is working at greatly reduced levels.

That renewable energy isn’t free either.  Both solar and wind are heavily subsidized. If they weren’t your power bill each month would be more than your mortgage is.  So what you say? It’s subsidized by the government? Obama is sending stimulus money? It’s free?  It’s your tax dollars that pay the subsidy bozo.  Ever wonder why your kids education sucks or why that state college is charging higher tuition every year? Wonder why institutions such as Cal Berkeley have reduced the amount of California students and increased the amount of foreign students and now your kid is turned away? Part of it’s because they take tax dollars that could be spent on education and waste it on overpriced wind and solar power and gigantic self-perpetuating bureaucracy’s  like CARB who can piss away tax money faster than a drunk sailor on shore leave.

Secondly, we’re not the number one polluter on the planet anymore, China just got that honor, India probably isn’t far behind.  Now I ask what good is us spending all this money to reduce CO2 when the China and India pump it out in droves? That’s about as stupid as California’s carbon regulations being implemented.  All they will do is drive up the cost of business in California and drive out what businesses haven’t left already. If you manufactured goods in California why would you want to stay here and pay more when you can move next door to Nevada or Arizona and save a huge bundle of cash, not to mention not having to deal with the bureaucrats in Sacramento? Much of the air pollution in California blows across the Pacific Ocean from China.  I’ve read as much as 1/3 of it is created in China. So, I’m supposed to pay more for groceries, gas, and electricity when it’s not even going to get rid of as much as 1/3 of the pollution?  Now that’s CO2 Insanity!

I hope that “sex-crazed poodle” Al Gore and all his carbon trading butt buddies lose a lot of sleep over this and that they lose a lot of money.  It’s about time they get screwed instead of us for a change.

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