Fun Energy Fact for Today. – Most of the electricity you use to charge your electric vehicle – the overwhelming preponderance of it, in fact – is generated by burning fossil fuels. Like, 80% of it, and most of the remaining 20% is generated by nuclear power plants.
That’s the inconvenient truth about EVs that EV makers and proponents don’t like to talk about. More than 9 times out of ten, those cute charging stations taking up the best parking spaces at your local Whole Foods get their power from the local power grid, and more than 9 times out of 10, your local power grid gets its electricity from sources that are not called wind or solar. In fact, I’m aware of one Whole Foods that actually has a generator that burns diesel fuel to produce electricity for its charging stations, a setup that is actually quite common.
Watch this clip to the end and you will see your typical EV proponent bragging about the cars and how “clean energy” is used to charge them, and see her humiliated on camera when she is forced to admit that the electricity used at her local charging station is generated by … wait for it … burning coal:
Climate Czar Gina McCarthy says:
"Clean Energy" is cheaper than Fossil Fuels . .🤔
Watch til end . . pic.twitter.com/l2BZNXl1HN
— Lawyerforlaws (@lawyer4laws) January 27, 2021
You seriously could never make these people up. Don’t even try.
Speaking of scams, let’s do a Global Church of Climate Change Scam update. – Just in case you are among the many who continue to buy into those computer model-based climate change projections of 8-10 degree temperature rise by the end of this century if we don’t all follow Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and her Green New Deal off the economic cliff, here’s a reminder of what the climate change alarmists were telling world leaders 17 years ago in 2004:
A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs & obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020. https://t.co/9a07GNGgaI
— BJW (@BarryJWoods) January 31, 2021
Here’s an excerpt from that UK Guardian story from February, 2004:
Climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters..
A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world.
The document predicts that abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. The threat to global stability vastly eclipses that of terrorism, say the few experts privy to its contents.
‘Disruption and conflict will be endemic features of life,’ concludes the Pentagon analysis. ‘Once again, warfare would define human life.’
The findings will prove humiliating to the Bush administration, which has repeatedly denied that climate change even exists. Experts said that they will also make unsettling reading for a President who has insisted national defence is a priority.
Climate change ‘should be elevated beyond a scientific debate to a US national security concern’, say the authors, Peter Schwartz, CIA consultant and former head of planning at Royal Dutch/Shell Group, and Doug Randall of the California-based Global Business Network.
An imminent scenario of catastrophic climate change is ‘plausible and would challenge United States national security in ways that should be considered immediately’, they conclude. As early as next year widespread flooding by a rise in sea levels will create major upheaval for millions.
Now, food is not “dwindling” – it is in fact far more abundant today than it was in 2004. Water is not “dwindling” – it remains abundant all over the globe as human ingenuity advances and allows us to source drinking water from brackish and salt water supplies. Energy is not “dwindling” – it is in fact so vastly more abundant today than in 2004 that the real-dollar cost of all forms of energy has been dramatically reduced. And no, Britain has not turned into an island version of Siberia. The authors of this report were wrong – simply, plainly, factually wrong – in every respect.
Note that despite the fact that literally none of what this report projected 17 years ago has in fact come about, it has been used as the basis for all manner of policy decisions costing trillions upon trillions of dollars. Note also that your newly-installed sock puppet in the White House just did what the report recommended, elevating the matter “beyond a scientific debate” – which has never really taken place since alarmists know they cannot win a debate on the subject – and making it a “US national security concern” in one of his many executive orders issued thus far. Thus elevated, that order will now be used as justification for thousands more policy decisions that will cost us many trillions more dollars in the years to come.
So, despite being wrong about everything, the Global Church of Climate Change continues to advance for the simple reason that each and every “solution” advanced by its proponents fits neatly into the globalist/socialist political agenda.
It’s been a scam from Day 1, the most magnificent and massive scam ever perpetrated by human beings.
Your weekly reminder why Florida Governor Ron DeSantis should be the GOP’s 2024 presidential nominee:
Every Floridian has the right to earn a living. Florida is open, and we’ve got your back. pic.twitter.com/Y6WNAhu5qr
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) January 31, 2021
He just runs circles around Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott. The Swampy GOP will try to force Nikki Haley on you in 2024, because Nikki Haley is a card-carrying member of the Big Swamp Club. Don’t let them do that to you. With authentic conservatives like Gov. DeSantis and South Dakota Gov. Christi Noem available, there is no reason at all to let the Swamp saddle you with another globalist loser.
Today’s Biden Administration “Unity” Moment:
White House senior adviser @Richmond46 says that the GOP is "enemy that is within."
“The enemy that is within is the dysfunction of the Republican party unwilling to face facts, unwilling to put the people of America first" pic.twitter.com/HsdVUDs6yt
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 31, 2021
Just so you know they never for one second meant it. They hate you and would much rather you were dead.
Union leaders betrayed their members yet again in 2020. – It is a sad fact of the trade union movement in America that union members have quite often been completely misled and betrayed by their leadership. Corrupt union leaders climb into bed with corrupt politicians – almost always Democrats – larding their campaigns up with money forcibly collected from members in return for false promises that are pretty much never fulfilled.
This cycle of deception and corruption has been the main feature of union life for more than a century now, and the 2020 elections proved that it is in no danger of stopping despite the inroads Donald Trump made with blue-collar union workers in 2016. Today, the Daily Caller has a story detailing the fact that members of the Teamsters and other unions who had already entered into contracts to work in high-paying jobs on the Keystone XL Pipeline are angry that Joe Biden kept his campaign promise to kill that project.
Trade Unions That Endorsed Biden Are Mad He Kept His Campaign Promise To Kill Keystonehttps://t.co/RbMaEc497x
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 31, 2021
Here’s an excerpt from that story:
Several trade unions that endorsed President Joe Biden during the campaign, condemned his executive order revoking the federal government’s permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline.
President Joe Biden revoked the March 2019 federal permit given to TC Energy Corporation, the company constructing the pipeline, in a Jan. 20 executive order on “protecting public health and the environment.” The pipeline has been criticized by organizations like the Natural Resources Defense Council for being harmful to the environment but applauded by groups like the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for creating union jobs.
“The Keystone XL Pipeline has been through more than 10 years of extensive environmental reviews, and today’s announcement is a slap in the face to the thousands of union workers who are already a part of this safe and sustainable project,” API President and CEO Mike Sommers said in a statement following Biden’s signing of the executive order.
TC Energy signed the Keystone XL Pipeline’s project labor agreement (PLA) with four labor unions in August, promising the creation of 42,000 “family-sustaining jobs” in the U.S. and $2 billion in total earnings for the workers.
The labor unions that signed the PLA were the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA). All four labor unions endorsed Biden’s presidential campaign.
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (NRTW) announced Monday it would offer free legal aid to union workers who lost their job due to the order and whose union endorsed Biden.
“Workers should not be forced to financially support union bosses who use workers’ money to back candidates willing to destroy their jobs with the stroke of a pen,” Mark Mix, president of the NRTW, said in a statement.
Mr, Mix is certainly right, but that is how pretty much every trade union in America has worked for the last century and more. It’s all a big club, and while the union leaders are members in that club, the union rank and file members who finance the whole scam certainly are not. Somehow, the workers have never been able to figure that out, even though the scam is completely transparent to everyone else.
Union members voted overwhelmingly for China Joe, and China Joe will make them pay. Four years from now, they will all no doubt repeat this painful cycle all over again.
That is all.
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