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LIST: Obama’s Failed Green-Energy Companies

Posted by FactReal on October 22, 2012

Heritage has compiled a great list of Obama’s Taxpayer-Funded Green Energy Failures:

“The government’s picking winners and losers in the energy market has cost taxpayers billions of dollars, and the rate of failure, cronyism, and corruption at the companies receiving the subsidies is substantial. [...]

[So far, 34] companies that were offered federal support from taxpayers are faltering — either having gone bankrupt or laying off workers or heading for bankruptcy. This list includes only those companies that received federal money from the Obama Administration’s Department of Energy and other agencies. The amount of money indicated does not reflect how much was actually received or spent but how much was offered. The amount also does not include other state, local, and federal tax credits and subsidies, which push the amount of money these companies have received from taxpayers even higher.

List of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies
We sorted the list in order of dollars offered by the Obama administration:

OFFERED COMPANY Heritage #
$1.6 billion Brightsource 17
$1.46 billion First Solar 7
$1.2 billion SunPower 6
$535 million Solyndra * 3
$529 million Fisker Automotive 11
$400 million Abound Solar * 12
$299 million Johnson Controls 15
$279 million A123 Systems * 13
$178 million Babcock and Brown 8
$151 million LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power 29
$126.2 million ECOtality 18
$118.5 million EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 * 9
$100 million Mascoma Corp. 34
$98.5 million Nevada Geothermal 5
$86 million Schneider Electric 16
$80 million Range Fuels * 23
$50 million Vestas 28
$43 million Beacon Power * 4
$39 million Navistar 31
$33 million Raser Technologies* 19
$25 million Evergreen Solar * 1
$20 million Konarka Technologies Inc. * 33
$16 million Nordic Windpower * 30
$13.3 million Energy Conversion Devices * 20
$10 million Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s  Mills Acquisition Company * 22
$7 million Stirling Energy Systems * 25
$6.5 million Thompson River Power * 24
$5.9 million Amonix 10
$5.4 million Azure Dynamics * 26
$3 million Satcon * 32
$2 million Mountain Plaza, Inc. * 21
$700,981 Willard and Kelsey Solar Group * 14
$500,000 GreenVolts 27
$500,000 SpectraWatt * 2
*Denotes companies that have filed for bankruptcy.
Heritage also links to news reports for each company.

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PRODUCTS MADE FROM OIL

Posted by FactReal on May 25, 2011

PETROLEUM PRODUCTS MAKE OUR LIFE EASIER
Environmentalists want us to stop using oil, even though petroleum products make our life easier — to fuel airplanes and cars, to heat our homes, and to make products like medicines and plastics.

Besides fuel oil and gasoline, there are many other products that derive from petroleum: asphalt, paraffin wax, lubricating oils, engine coolant, polyesters, vinyl acetate, isopropyl alcohol, acrylic fiber, lubricants, adhesives, corrosion control chemicals, cosmetics, flavorings, fragrances, food additives, inks, printing supplies, packaging, bottles, paint, resins, cleaning agents, pharmaceuticals, etc.

What is the environmentalists’ idea to replace all these petroleum products?

USAGE OF SOME PETRO PRODUCTS:
• Liquids used in paints and printing inks
• Oil and greases used to keep car engines and other machines running smoothly
• Waxes used in making candles, packages, matches, polishes, crayons, and candy
• Petroleum jelly used in medical products, skin-care products, and make-up
• Asphalt used for paving roads, and materials for roofing and flooring
• Synthetic rubber used in hoses
• Synthetic fibers used in carpets, clothing, and shoes
• Medicine: aspirin and antihistamines
• Life-saving medical supplies: artificial hearts, heart valve replacements, and pacemakers
• Chemicals: pesticides
• Detergents: laundry detergent and dishwashing liquid

SOME EVERYDAY PRODUCTS MADE FROM OIL:
Agriculture
• plastic ties
• row cover
• irrigation piping
• polyethylene
• polypropylene
• bags and packaging
• pesticides and herbicides
• food preservatives
• fertilizers

Automotive
• antifreeze
• flat tire fix
• street paving (asphalt)
• car battery cases
• coolant
• motor oil
• tires
• loud speakers
• bearing grease
• sports car bodies
• traffic cones
• car enamel
• brake fluid
• dashboards
• windshield wipers
• visors
• car sound insulation
• oil filters
• car seats
• convertible tops
• fan belts
• gasoline

Clothing and Textiles
• ballet tights
• nylon cord
• polyester clothing
• permanent press clothing.
• beads
• bracelets
• pantyhose
• nylon zippers
• plastic hangers
• purses
• thongs and flip flops
• earrings
• ribbons
• fake fur
• windbreakers
• sandals
• garment bags
• shoe laces
• rain coats
• iron-on patches
• sneakers
• sweaters
• sofa pillow material
• tote bags
• umbrellas

Sports and Hobbies
• backpacks
• fishing lures
• air mattresses
• cameras
• beach balls
• fishing poles
• hang gliders
• vinyl cases
• footballs
• glue containers
• puzzles
• darts
• Frisbees
• golf ball and golf bags
• shotgun shells
• ear plugs
• knitting needles
• waterproof clothing
• stadium cushions
• earphones
• yarn
• kites
• tennis racquets
• fabric dye
• decoys
• lifejackets
• nylon strings
• face protectors
• volley balls
• model cars
• plastic water guns
• fishing bobbers
• soccer balls
• oil paints
• parachutes
• fishing cylume
• light sticks
• earphones
• playing cards
• photographs
• monofilament fishing lines
• diving boards
• poker chips
• goggles
• rollerskate/skateboard wheels
• whistles
• guitar strings
• picks
• rafts
• ice chests
• tents
• sleeping bags
• pole vaulting poles
• motorcycle helmets
• skis, water skis
• rubber cement
• plastic flowerpots
• hot tub covers
• sails
• snorkels
• monkey bars
• photo albums
• wet suits
• flippers
• tennis balls
• boats
• insulated boots

Infants and Children
• acrylic toys
• baby oil
• laundry baskets
• waterproof pants
• baby aspirin
• bath soap
• mittens
• pacifiers
• baby blankets
• bibs
• rattles
• doubleknit shirts
• baby bottles
• disposable diapers
• baby shoes
• teething rings
• nipples and binkies
• dolls
• stuffed animals
• baby lotion

Health Care
• allergy medication
• cotton-tipped swabs
• inhalers
• liquid Pepto-Bismol
• aspirin
• first aid cream
• lancets
• pill cases
• band aids
• first aid kits
• latex gloves
• prescription bottles
• burn lotion
• glycerin
• mosquito spray
• rubbing alcohol
• chap stick
• heart valve replacement
• nasal decongestant
• surgical tape
• syringes
• Vaseline
• antiseptics
• hearing aids
• anesthetics
• artificial limbs
• eyeglasses and sunglasses
• antihistamines
• cortisone
• vaporizers
• denture adhesives
• laxatives
• Bactine
• oxygen masks
• stethoscopes
• prescription glasses
• cough syrup
• hearing aids

Kitchen and Household
• vinegar bottles
• egg cartons
• meat trays
• trash bags
• breadboxes
• freezer containers
• melamine dishware
• tumblers
• cake decorations
• jars
• microwave dishes
• utensils
• candles
• freezer bags
• milk jugs
• vacuum bottles
• coasters
• gelatin molds
• nylon spatulas
• wax paper
• coffee pots
• ice cream scoops
• oven bags
• mops
• drinking cups
• ice trays
• plastic containers
• fabric softener
• detergent bottles
• plastic table service
• drain stoppers
• dish drainers
• lunch boxes
• pudding molds
• sponges
• dish scrubbers
• brushes
• baggies
• drinking straws
• Styrofoam
• paper cup dispensers
• measuring cups
• Teflon coated pans
• table cloths
• refrigerator shelves

Beauty
• cologne
• hair brushes
• lipstick
• permanent wave curlers
• perfume
• hair color
• mascara
• petroleum jelly
• comb
• foam rubber curlers
• shampoo
• contact lenses and cases
• hair spray
• hand lotion
• shaving foam
• hair dryers
• shoe inserts
• dentures
• body lotion
• face masks
• skin cleanser
• deodorants
• moisturizing cream
• soap holders
• disposable razors
• leather conditioner
• mouthwash
• sunglasses
• facial toner
• lens cleanser
• nail polish
• sunscreen
• tooth brushes
• toothpaste tubes
• vitamins
• synthetic wigs
• bubble bath
• soap capsules

Furnishings
• carpet padding
• Naugahyde
• Venetian blinds
• TV cabinets
• extension cords
• picture frames
• flocked wallpaper
• shower doors
• Formica
• refrigerator lining
• vinyl wallpaper
• curtains
• kitchen carpet
• shag carpet
• welcome mats
• fan blades
• lamps
• shower curtain
• patio furniture
• swings
• linoleum
• upholstery
• rugs

Building and Home
• caulking material
• light switch plates
• plungers
• faucet washers
• clotheslines
• measuring tape
• polyurethane stain
• water pipes
• electric saws
• paintbrushes
• propane bottles
• wood floor cleaner/wax
• vinyl electrical tape
• plastic pipe
• shingles (asphalt)
• light panels
• garden hoses
• plastic wood spackling paste
• awnings
• glazing compound
• Plexiglas
• spray paint
• enamel
• epoxy paint
• artificial turf
• folding doors
• floor wax
• glue
• house paint
• paint rollers
• toilet seats
• water pipes
• putty
• solvents
• roofing material
• plywood adhesive
• sockets
• propane

Office Supplies
• ball point pens
• diskettes
• thermometer
• Ink
• computers
• business card holders
• copiers
• waste baskets
• calculators
• printer cartridges
• microfilm
• name tags
• binders
• erasers
• rulers
• scotch tape
• magic markers
• telephones

Miscellaneous
• ash trays
• dog food dishes
• toolboxes
• CDs and DVDs
• balloons
• dog leashes
• tape recorders
• synthetic rubber
• bubble gum
• dog toys
• flashlights
• nylon ropes
• bungee straps
• flight bags
• disposable lighters
• cassette player
• flea collars
• flutes
• lighter fluid
• cigarette cases
• electric blankets
• tool racks
• name tags
• cigarette filters
• ammonia
• newspaper tubes
• calibrated containers
• insect repellent
• phonograph records (vinyl)
• crayons
• ice buckets
• dyes
• pillows
• credit cards
• flashlights
• fly swatters
• plastic cup holders
• dice
• movie and camera film
• k-resin
• rain bonnets
• luggage
• video cassettes
• charcoal lighter
• rayon
• safety glasses, gloves, hats
• shoe polish
• signs
• cassette tapes
• toys
• watch bands
• waterproof boots
• shopping bags
• bedspreads
• checkbooks
• covers
• tobacco pouches
• clothes hangers
• flea collars
• flavors
• masking tape
• safety flares
• flags
• butane

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Hialeah Mayor Julio ROBAINA INDOCTRINATING our Kids (Video) (Miami-Dade Mayoral Candidate)

Posted by FactReal on May 19, 2011

DID YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT ROBAINA?
Video shows Robaina and his friend indoctrinating kids with global warming fallacies and promoting submission to environmentalists. They urge them to only buy products with the environmentalist seal of approval.

Of course, there is also time to venerate Obama. After the indoctrination session and pointing to the children at a day care center in the city of Hialeah, he said:
“Everybody knows Obama? Today we have the new Hialeah Obamas.”

And there is more…watch the video:

No rational person wants to destroy their own habitat, but it is wrong when politicians use government muscle to impose on Americans their apocalyptic beliefs in the theory of “man-made global warming” which relies on questionable science.

They want kids to hate oil. Did they teach the kids that to be truly “green” they will have to get rid of all these petroleum-based products?

Could McDonad’s go into schools with the trojan horse lofty goal to eradicate world hunger and tell the kids to buy only products with the McDonald’s logo or seal of approval?

MORE ON ROBAINA
Uses Obama’s “stimulus” money to finance projects
Admits using Obama’s so-called stimulus to finance Hialeah projects
Indoctrinates kids with environmental fallacies
Pushes “green” environmental agenda
Gives showerheads away to “save the planet”

More on Mayor Julio Robaina here

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GREEN FAILURES: Environmentalists Lied about DDT – Millions of Africans Died

Posted by FactReal on May 12, 2011

The LA Times reported in 2006 the criminal effects of Green policies.1

Here is a summary:

● Environmentalist “led to a ban on the pesticide in the U.S. in 1972 and subsequently in many parts of the world, including in several African nations.”

● Malaria is an epidemic that kills 1 million Africans annually.

● Malaria is the No. 1 killer of African children, claiming one about every 30 seconds. And the toll is rising.

● Malaria costs Africa $12 billion a year in lost gross national product and absorbs more than 20% of healthcare costs in some countries.

● “DDT is the answer to our problems,” said Dr. John Rwakimari, head of the national malaria program in Uganda, where malaria rates over the last 15 years have increased fivefold. “We must do something.”

● African officials complain of hypocrisy and double standards on the part of Westerners, who used DDT to eradicate their own malaria problems decades ago but now push Africa to rely on harder-to-implement methods such as mosquito nets.

● South Africa, which reintroduced DDT in 2003 after a seven-year ban, saw its malaria rates plummet 80%.

● DDT was developed into a pesticide during World War II by Swiss chemist Paul Hermann Mueller, who won a Nobel Prize for helping to save more than 500 million lives.

● Whether DDT is harmful to humans is hotly debated, and there is no conclusive evidence on either side, experts say.

● International backlash against DDT began in 1962 with the publication of Rachel Carson’s book “Silent Spring,” which focused attention on the environmental harm of man-made chemicals and helped spawn the environmental movement in the U.S.

Mark Levin explains:2
In fact, nowhere in Silent Spring did Carson mention that DDT had saved tens of millions of lives, a widely known fact by 1962 but of no apparent import to her or her growing legion of adherents.

The media gobbled up Carson’s alarmism. President John Kennedy formed an advisory committee to investigate her claims. Congress held hearings. The Environmental Defense Fund and the Sierra Club brought litigation to pressure the government to ban DDT. Although DDT has never been directly linked to even one human death…, the EPA, which had been established in 1970, banned DDT in 1972. Its use worldwide soon plummeted because the United States and the United Nation’s World Health Organizations would no longer provide financial support for the lifesaving chemical’s use. (…)

…EPA administrator William Doyle Ruckelshaus, who in 1972, banned it [DDT] anyway…At the time, Ruckelshaus belonged to the Audubon Society and later joined the Environmental Defense Fund, which, along with the Sierra Club, was a budding organization that brought lawsuits pressing for DDT’s ban.

Only recently has the world community begun to revisit the benefits of DDT. In 2006, the World Health Organization announced that it would reverse years of policy and back the use of DDT as a way to control malaria outbreaks…Overall, the ban has resulted in the deaths of millions.

The EPA and its environmental-group masters conspired in a deliberate and systematic distortion of science, leading to genocide-like numbers of deaths of human beings throughout the undeveloped world.

Rachel Carson’s book – just one book – influenced the vulnerable minds of environmentalists. They proceeded to kill DDT just to make themselves feel good. The environmentalists’ hedonism has killed millions with the help of spineless politicians.

SOURCES:
- LA Times: Malaria’s Toll Fuels the Case for DDT Use in Africa (May 29, 2006), http://articles.latimes.com/2006/may/29/world/fg-ddt29
- Mark Levin, Liberty and Tyranny (NY, 2009), page 118.

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