Green Stupidity - How Windmills Destroy The Environment & Jobs - Inefficient
•Jun 29, 2019
Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy - Wind energy, not cheap, not free, not a farm or a park, not reliable, not dispatchable, not an answer, ..call it what it is..A SCAM. Even put together, wind and photovoltaic solar are supplying less than 1 per cent of global energy demand. From the International Energy Agency’s 2016 Key Renewables Trends, we can see that wind provided 0.46 per cent of global energy consumption in 2014, and solar and tide combined provided 0.35 per cent. Remember this is total energy, not just electricity, which is less than a fifth of all final energy, the rest being the solid, gaseous, and liquid fuels that do the heavy lifting for heat, transport and industry.
Such numbers are not hard to find, but they don’t figure prominently in reports on energy derived from the unreliables lobby (solar and wind). Their trick is to hide behind the statement that close to 14 per cent of the world’s energy is renewable, with the implication that this is wind and solar. In fact the vast majority — three quarters — is biomass (mainly wood), and a very large part of that is ‘traditional biomass’; sticks and logs and dung burned by the poor in their homes to cook with. Those people need that energy, but they pay a big price in health problems caused by smoke inhalation.
Even in rich countries playing with subsidised wind and solar, a huge slug of their renewable energy comes from wood and hydro, the reliable renewables. Meanwhile, world energy demand has been growing at about 2 per cent a year for nearly 40 years. Between 2013 and 2014, again using International Energy Agency data, it grew by just under 2,000 terawatt-hours.
If wind turbines were to supply all of that growth but no more, how many would need to be built each year? The answer is nearly 350,000, since a two-megawatt turbine can produce about 0.005 terawatt-hours per annum. That’s one-and-a-half times as many as have been built in the world since governments started pouring consumer funds into this so-called industry in the early 2000s.
At a density of, very roughly, 50 acres per megawatt, typical for wind farms, that many turbines would require a land area greater than the British Isles, including Ireland. Every year. If we kept this up for 50 years, we would have covered every square mile of a land area the size of Russia with wind farms. Remember, this would be just to fulfil the new demand for energy, not to displace the vast existing supply of energy from fossil fuels, which currently supply 80 per cent of global energy needs.
Do not take refuge in the idea that wind turbines could become more efficient. There is a limit to how much energy you can extract from a moving fluid, the Betz limit, and wind turbines are already close to it. Their effectiveness (the load factor, to use the engineering term) is determined by the wind that is available, and that varies at its own sweet will from second to second, day to day, year to year.
As machines, wind turbines are pretty good already; the problem is the wind resource itself, and we cannot change that. It’s a fluctuating stream of low–density energy. Mankind stopped using it for mission-critical transport and mechanical power long ago, for sound reasons. It’s just not very good.
As for resource consumption and environmental impacts, the direct effects of wind turbines — killing birds and bats, sinking concrete foundations deep into wild lands — is bad enough. But out of sight and out of mind is the dirty pollution generated in Inner Mongolia by the mining of rare-earth metals for the magnets in the turbines. This generates toxic and radioactive waste on an epic scale, which is why the phrase ‘clean energy’ is such a sick joke and ministers should be ashamed every time it passes their lips.
It gets worse. Wind turbines, apart from the fibreglass blades, are made mostly of steel, with concrete bases. They need about 200 times as much material per unit of capacity as a modern combined cycle gas turbine. Steel is made with coal, not just to provide the heat for smelting ore, but to supply the carbon in the alloy. Cement is also often made using coal. The machinery of ‘clean’ renewables is the output of the fossil fuel economy, and largely the coal economy.

Warren Buffett buying Burlington Northern Railroad

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/33599744/ns/business-us_business/t/buffett-buying-burlington-northern-railroad/#.X2NtmYt7nIU

A southeastern North Dakota town narrowly escaped tragedy when a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded nearby, the mayor said Tuesday, calling for changes in how the fuel is transported across the U.S.

No one was hurt in Monday's derailment of the 1.6-km-long train that sent a great fireball and plumes of black smoke skyward about a mile from the small town of Casselton. The fire had been so intense as darkness fell that investigators couldn't get close enough to count the number of burning cars. The National Transportation Safety Board was preparing to investigate.

Most residents heeded a recommendation to evacuate their homes as strong winds blew potentially hazardous, acrid smoke toward the town overnight, Mayor Ed McConnell said early Tuesday.

"I drove in this morning and looked like most people had left. There weren't a lot of lights on," McConnell said.

The North Dakota Department of Health warned that exposure to burning crude could cause shortness of breath, coughing and itching and watery eyes. It had said those in the vicinity with respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis or emphysema should minimize outdoor activity.

As the wrecked tankers continued to smolder Tuesday, Cass County Sheriff's Sgt. Tara Morris said a contractor hired by the railroad was testing air quality. Readings indicated improvements but authorities aren't yet prepared to "give the all-clear," Morris said.

State health officials said they planned to meet with the railroad's contractor to double-check their data, but had no reason to doubt it.

Residents said the blasts endured for hours after the derailment, shaking their homes and businesses. Official estimates of the extent of the blaze varied. BNSF Railway Co. said it believed about 20 cars caught fire after its oil train left the tracks about 2:10 p.m. local time Monday. The sheriff's office said Monday it thought 10 cars were on fire. Officials said the cars would be allowed to burn out.

Rail tracks run straight through Casselton

The rail tracks run straight through the middle of Casselton, a town of 2,400 people about 40 kilometres west of Fargo. McConnell estimated that dozens of people could have been killed if the derailments had happened within city limits. He said it is time to "have a conversation" with federal lawmakers about the dangers of transporting oil by rail.

"There have been numerous derailments in this area," he told The Associated Press. "It's almost gotten to the point that it looks like not if we're going to have an accident, it's when. We dodged a bullet by having it out of town, but this is too close for comfort."

A train carrying crude from North Dakota's Bakken oil patch crashed in Québec last summer and 47 people died in the ensuing fire.

North Dakota is the No. 2 oil-producing state in the U.S., trailing only Texas, and a growing amount of that is being shipped by rail. The state's top oil regulator said earlier this month that he expected as much as 90 per cent of North Dakota's oil would be carried by train in 2014, up from the current 60 per cent.

Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, called the derailment "extremely unfortunate."

"We're glad no one was hurt," said Ness, whose Bismarck-based group represents several hundred companies working in the state's oil patch. "I certainly think we'll see some continued efforts on safety to the rail system and rail cars."

Huge increase in crude oil carloads

North Dakota oil drillers increasingly use trains to ship crude to locations not served by pipelines, in part because of the difficulty in securing permits for the structures, Ness said.

"For every action, there is a reaction or counter-action," he said. "Getting any product to market from North Dakota always has been a challenge, whether it is oil, sugar beets or beef. And we have been able to find good markets because the rail industry has responded."

The number of crude oil carloads hauled by U.S. railroads surged from 10,840 in 2009 to a projected 400,000 this year. Despite the increase, the rate of accidents has stayed relatively steady. Railroads say 99.997 percent of hazardous materials shipments reach destinations safely.

Authorities haven't yet been able to untangle exactly what caused the derailment. BNSF spokeswoman Amy McBeth said another train carrying grain derailed first, and that this knocked several cars of the oil train off adjoining tracks.

BNSF said each train comprised more than 100 cars.

Democrats care about the environment or they care about big money donations?

Warren Buffet owns the trains that has the oil transportation contract!
Warren Buffet · Net worth === $67 billion Warren Buffet owns the trains that has the oil transportation contract!
Warren Buffet · Net worth === $67 billion
The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail: Bomb Trains
•Jul 28, 2014
It’s estimated that 9 million barrels of crude oil are moving over the rail lines of North America at any given moment. Oil trains charging through Virginia, North Dakota, Alabama, and Canada’s Quebec, New Brunswick, and Alberta provinces have derailed and exploded, resulting in severe environmental damage and, in the case of Quebec, considerable human casualties.
A continental oil boom and lack of pipeline infrastructure have forced unprecedented amounts of oil onto US and Canadian railroads. With 43 times more oil being hauled along US rail lines in 2013 than in 2005, communities across North America are bracing for another catastrophe.
VICE News traveled to the Pacific Northwest to investigate the rapid expansion of oil-by-rail transport and speak with residents on the frontline of the battle over bomb trains.

I thought it was against GOFUNDME rules to fund raise for crime? University President Helps Raise Money for Student Arrested for Arson Franklin and Marshall student Kat Patterson


Washington Free Beacon Staff - September 16, 2020 12:30 PM


The president of Pennsylvania's Franklin and Marshall College is helping raise money for a student arrested during riots in Lancaster, Pa., and charged with arson, among other felonies.


Facing pressure from the student body to speak out in favor of junior Kat Patterson, university president Barbara Altmann took to social media to thank students for creating a GoFundMe for Patterson and wrote that "many of us in our community will be contributing."


"We stand by our students’ constitutional right to protest," Altmann wrote. "And affirm a presumption of innocence."


Patterson was arrested Sunday night during riots over a police officer who shot and killed a man who rushed at him with a knife. She was charged with multiple crimes, including felony arson and riot, and bail was set at $1 million for her release. Students who pushed Altmann to support Patterson said she was wrongfully charged and was present at the riot only to serve as a medic.


The school's Black Student Union started the GoFundMe for Patterson. Many campus organizations, including her sorority Kappa Delta and the College Democrats, said they will "contribute to her bail fund shamelessly and unapologetically." It has thus far raised just over $44,000.


Days before Patterson's arrest, Kappa Delta's Franklin and Marshall chapter showcased her in a recruitment on their Instagram page. Patterson said the sorority helped her "grow exponentially as a person."


"Every day, the women in KD inspire me to pursue my dreams and change the world, and I love them for that," Patterson was quoted as saying.

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VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!
Ray windsurfed 90 miles to flee socialism in Cuba
•Aug 23, 2019
Meet Ray. Ray windsurfed 90 miles to flee socialism in Cuba — and he was ready to face death if it meant being free.
Fast forward to today, he can’t believe how many Americans want to live under the hell he escaped.
It's a wonder people would risk their lives coming to a country by LEFT'S own words we're a "basket of deplorables"
We're Racist , sexophobic, transphobic, homophobic, xenophobic.....
Shouldn't the left warn these poor folks before they risk their lives?

DEJA VU!

Eerie Parallels Between Antifa And The Chinese Cultural Revolution
History Never Forgets - Chinese Cultural Revolution: Destroy Four Olds

•Aug 18, 2017

This BLM Co-Founder and Pro-Communist China Group Are Partnering Up. Here’s Why.

Mike Gonzalez / @gundisalvus / September 15, 2020
The Black Futures Lab, a venture of Black Lives Matter founder Alicia Garza, is sponsored by the Chinese Progressive Association, a partner of the People’s Republic of China in the U.S. (Photo of the Black Lives Matter flag: Natasha Moustache/Stringer/Getty Images)

Imagine that far-right demonstrators were laying siege to American cities for months, led by activists explicitly calling for an “ethno-state,” and that one of their groups was funded by an outfit involved with Vladimir Putin’s Russia. It would lead the news every day and there would be congressional hearings, right?

And rightly so. The threat of foreign interference in our domestic affairs is a serious matter, whether the suspects are rivals such as Russia or friendlies such as Mexico. This is especially the case if a foreign power were abetting unrest that aims to topple our constitutional order.

Well, the scenario described above is happening, though not with Russia or the far right, but with China and the leftist disturbances upending America and seeking to transform it. https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/this-blm-co-founder-and-pro-communist-china-group-are-partnering-up-heres-why/

BLM’s Leftist Agenda Has Little to Do With Black Lives | The Heritage Foundation

•Jun 30, 2020

John Macarthur 2020 ❤ ''This Is Not A Warning Just For Churches In California''
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Keep it up, Democrats. Please. Keep showing America exactly who - and what - you are
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