We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Yesterday you mentioned the highway being built through Texas and the central US.
It's all part of "THE NORTH AMERICAN UNION" composed of the US,Canada, and Mexico. The highway is no myth nor is this under the radar attempt to establish a European Union in North America going away. Of course it will eventually diminish our sovereignty. It also goes a long way toward explaining why our borders are not being protected. Here are some interesting backgounders on the situation.
The North American Union
Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America
The North American Union Isn't Going Away
There are already studies our by educational foundations that ot the dilution of the average IQ in the US because of illegal immigration. Making it legal and bring in hordes of illiterate Mexicans is not going raise the quality of life for the average American. In fact it will accomplish exactly the opposite as history has always proved.
I often ask myself during what use to be called the"election cycle" where the money continues to ome from. We know Bill Clinton took Chinese money and that his National Security Adviser, Sandy Burger is for all intents and purposes a espionage agent, since his biggest client before nad after serving Bill has been the ChiCom's. Bit here another of those shadowy, under the radar groups that fund the left.
The Tides Foundation
Eric Hoffer had his saying. Here's the obverse.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
Enviros get away with making the most outrageous claims. Actually it is worse than that. They get paid to make outrageous statements. They stop and/or hinder the REAL work that needs to be done for the development of the strategic resources that will free NA from the need to import ME oil. All this babble about wind and solar and biofuel is so far mainly that, babble, and I am sooooo tired of it. There is nothing that is going to provide the amounts of energy needed NOW, never mind five years from now, except oil, gas, hydro, nuclear and coal. All these industries are being actively and effectively hamstrung and bled. Not good. Check out the outrageous claims made by enviros in the following report.....
Environmentalists air warnings about Arctic pipeline
Gordon Jaremko,CanWest News Service; Edmonton Journal
Published: Monday, February 26, 2007
EDMONTON - Environmentalists will square off against the Arctic pipeline today, saying the 70,000 Alberta jobs its construction is forecast to support should be created by other, cleaner energy projects.
"The northern wilderness could disappear," Tine Steen-Dekker says in a written statement to public hearings set to be held in Edmonton today.
"Canada would not be Canada any longer," says the veteran of work in Labrador and northern Alberta aboriginal communities.
Her warning puts in a nutshell the majority feeling of 27 groups and personal interveners registered to speak at the hearings, which are being held in Edmonton by the federal, Northwest Territories and aboriginal Joint Review Panel on the Mackenzie Gas Project.
Helene Walsh of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society's northern Alberta chapter, said in a written brief: "Now that global climate change has finally been recognized as a serious problem that must be dealt with, this proposed project is clearly a step backward,"
"The money and resources that would be needed for this project should be diverted into the production of renewables," writes Walsh, director of the society's boreal forest preservation campaign.
David Parker, of the Edmonton Friends of the North Environmental Society, portrayed the proposed Mackenzie Delta production wells and 1,200-kilometre Mackenzie Valley pipeline as a "brutal" threat.
He rejects industry supporters who say the proposed pipeline is to vast northern Canada as a thread is to a football field. The project is "more like a razor slash across the Mona Lisa," Parker writes.
An Arctic gas pipeline would be vulnerable to vandalism, impossible to police, a target for international terrorism, and a destroyer of communities akin to industrial exploitation of Nigeria and Siberia, he adds.
The Sierra Club of Canada says the Mackenzie project contributes to "catastrophic risks" posed by global warming. New hazards from melting ice roads to flooded wildlife habitat threaten all northern life, the conservationists warn.
"Approval of the Mackenzie Gas Project as currently proposed would commit northwestern Canada to an unsustainable future dominated by the overarching imperative to produce fossil fuels for export," the Sierra Club predicts.-
Patina ..great post. You are so right about the environmental faction being more harmful than helpful. That seems to be a common thread running through all leftest organizations...they love to accuse the right of being fascists but it is not the right disrupting freedom of speech on campuses or attacking invites speakers they disagree with...
Isay unequivocally that when they get old...no astronaut diapers for them!!