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GE to Dump Offshore Wind-Power Plans Despite Obama’s Stimulus

Posted by FactReal on September 12, 2011

GatewayPundit reported:
  GE was awarded 44 contracts totaling over $46,000,000 and 44 grants totaling more than $79,000,000 from the Obama-Pelosi $757 billion dollar stimulus package. Millions of dollars in stimulus funds were used by GE in green energy projects.

Today GE announced that it was going to gut its offshore wind-power plans.
Forbes reported:

General Electric, the U.S.-based industrial giant and leading manufacturer of wind-power turbines, is scaling back efforts to expand its presence in the offshore wind power market.

The rationale: there is no meaningful offshore wind market to speak of – at least not yet.

Given slower-than-expected industry growth, the offshore market may not mature as rapidly as many wind boosters once believed.

In 2009, GE moved into the offshore market by acquiring Norway’s ScanWind, a developer of direct-drive turbines, based in the city of Trondheim.

GE is considering laying off about 40 employees in Norway as it scales-back its offshore operations there, according to reports in Recharge. The company has also suspended plans to construct a manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom indefinitely.

G.E. Paid No U.S. Taxes in 2010

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Ex-Mayor Julio Robaina’s School Events just like in Cuba (Photos) (Miami-Dade Mayoral Candidate)

Posted by FactReal on June 1, 2011

This report from America Times:
Hialeah participated in the International Walk to School Day on October 3, 2007:
Cuba is also participating in the International Walk to School Day
From the International Walk to School – Official Website: http://www.iwalktoschool.org/

Elementary School Camilo Cienfuegos in Puerto Padre, Las Tunas, Cuba

Elementary School in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
These seemingly innocent events are part of a global program from the International Walk to School Day. According to their official website (http://www.iwalktoschool.org/about.htm) one of their tops goals are to “raise concern for the environment.” By now we know that is code word for global warming indoctrination.

America Times explains:

Let’s look beyond their noble smokescreens
Their second goal is to “raise concern for the environment” (in other words: to inculcate our kids with man-made global warming) and to “reduce traffic congestion, pollution” (we know how much environmentalists hate our cars and the freedom they give us). One question remains, what will they do with the criminals, pedophiles, and drug dealers on the streets? Oh, yes, they say that by walking to school, they will “reduce crime.” According to them, these types of events also provide “valuable time with local community leaders” which means a great opportunity for politicians to impress future voters and to slowly take away parental responsibility.
Pushing Global Warming
They recommend these Classroom Activities on their site http://www.walktoschool.org/eventideas/classroom.cfm […] http://www.saferoutestoschools.org/lessonplans.shtml
Environmental Lesson Plans
Family Mouse Behind the Wheel (Grades K-2) is a fable with an environmental message. When the forest creatures vote to develop their home in the name of progress they wind up in gridlock. They learn their lesson though, and abandon their automobiles in favor of preserving their forest home in it’s natural state. Download the pdf.

Greenhouse in a Bottle (Grades 5 and 6) is a hands on science project or can be set up as a demonstration. Students work in teams to simulate the earth’s environment; doing a comparison and contrast of a pre and post-greenhouse atmosphere. After the class sets up the experiment, while waiting for the results, we have an opportunity to discuss how cars and non-renewable energy affects the environment. Download the pdf.

Details here.

Info for the June 28th election in Miami-Dade County:
Carlos Gimenez’s Record
Julio Robaina’s Record
(With links to primary sources)

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Posted by FactReal on May 25, 2011

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?

• 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

• plastic ties
• row cover
• irrigation piping
• polyethylene
• polypropylene
• bags and packaging
• pesticides and herbicides
• food preservatives
• fertilizers

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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

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?

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

Info for the May 24th election in Miami-Dade County:
All Mayoral Candidates: Biography, donors, record, votes…
Amendments’ Analysis

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CARLOS GIMENEZ Voted Against Offshore Oil Drilling (Miami-Dade Mayoral Candidate)

Posted by FactReal on May 16, 2011

In May 2010, Gimenez joined other commissioners to pass Resolution R-572-10 to support “the continuation of the federal moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling” and to urge the U.S. Congress “not to allow for such offshore drilling; opposing any effort by the Florida Legislature to allow for offshore drilling near the Florida coast.”

On top of that: Commissioners asked “County’s lobbyists to develop strategies to ensure that the County received as much assistance as possible from the $25 million pledged to the State Of Florida by the British Petroleum Oil Company (BP).”

On top of that: Commissioners urged the U.S. Congress “to instead direct federal resources towards more meaningful long-term solutions for our energy needs, such as conservation measures and development of alternative energy sources.”

But once again their alarmist predictions didn’t happen. Most of the BP oil simply disappeared. Even the pro-global-warming Obama’s Energy Czar Carol Browner, and NOAA had to accept the fact that most of BP spill oil was gone from the Gulf on its own.

In brief, the commissioners used lobbyists to try to a great slice of BP’s monetary pledge and federal resources to finance their own pet projects, i.e., alternative energy souces (solar, wind, etc.)

Here is how the County commissioners voted:

Do the commissioners know about Cuba’s plan to drill for oil less than 75 miles off the Florida Keys and deeper than BP’s Deepwater Horizon well? If we don’t drill, Cuba will.
http://www.miamidade.gov/govaction/matter.asp?matter=101223&file=true&yearFolder=Y2010, http://www.miamidade.gov/govaction/legistarfiles/MinMatters/Y2010/101223min.pdf
More on Carlos Gimenez’s votes here.
Info for the May 24th election in Miami-Dade County:
Other Mayoral Candidates: Biography, donors, record, votes…
Amendments’ Analysis

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Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina’s GREEN INDOCTRINATION PROGRAM (Miami-Dade Mayoral Candidate)

Posted by FactReal on May 16, 2011

On the City of Hialeah’s Budget report for fiscal year 2010, Mayor Julio Robaina tells us about their Green Kids club and their “green” indoctrination camp program. (Remember, they mix reasonable conservation lingo with environmentalist fallacies to make it palatable). Here is Robaina’s message:
In addition to planting these trees, local schools were invited to participate; ensuring that future generations were educated on the significance of plants to the well being of the environment as well as instill in children the habit of conserving and protecting Hialeah’s natural areas.

To further public awareness and education, the Communications and Special Events Department (CSE) and Education and Community Services Department (ECS), released several publications and initiatives throughout the year to keep the public aware in this ever changing world. The Communications and Special Events Department released its first completely green installment of Que Pasa that was filled with useful programs, stories and initiatives, on eco-conservation. In addition, the magazine went “Green” by using certified paper and soy based inks. The department also hosted Hialeah’s first ever “Green Day Hialeah” that brought thousands to Milander Auditorium for live animal presentations, environmental education, conservation displays, and a host of eco friendly companies that could help them live a little “Greener”. To educate our young citizens, the ECS Department and Libraries created Hialeah’s first every youth “Green Kids” club where children get hands-on experience on recycling, conservation, and education. In addition, a “Green” section was set aside at JFK and the E-Libraries where patrons could easily find literature on the subject and this year, Green Day Hialeah was held on May 16, at its new location, Goodlet Park 4200 West 8 Avenue. (…)

Community projects like Walk for Water Day and Treemendous Hialeah continue to conserve and plant for future generations…It is Hialeah’s goal to not only continue its green work, but be at the forefront of America’s greenest cities.

• Do you think these “green teachers” were balanced and presented other competing theories?
• Did they tell them about the thousands of American scientists opposing the human-caused global warming hypothesis?
• Did they tell kids and citizens that these environmentalists want to take away their ice makers along with the functional light bulbs, toilets, washing machines and showerheads?
• Did they tell Hialeah citizens of the many enviro-prophecies of doom that didn’t happen?
• Did they tell people how environmentalists’ lies caused the death of millions of Africans?
• Did they tell women they will have to use menstrual cups instead of tampons and sanitary pads?
• Did they tell people that to be truly “green” they will have to get rid of their petroleum-based products like:
– toys
– computers
– cellulars, telephones, earphones
– rollerskates
– bubble gum
– copiers, calculators, printers
– backpacks
– sneakers, sandals
– permanent press and polyester clothing; sweaters, windbreakers, …
– purses
– perfumes
– bracelets
– umbrellas
– beach balls, footballs, …
– cosmetics
– automotive products
– gasoline
and many more products derived from oil.
• Did they tell them that to be “true green revolutionaries” they will have to ged rid of their cars and ride their bikes as the main mode of transportation?

City of Hialeah’s Budget for fiscal year 2010 which ended on September 30, 2010, http://www.hialeahfl.gov/dep/finance/budget/2010/pdfs/Budget%20Message.pdf
Julio Robaina uses $2 million of Obama’s stimulus to buy hybrid garbage trucks
Global Warming is a hoax
Arrogant environmentalists thinking they can “save the planet”
Info for the May 24th election in Miami-Dade County:
Other Mayoral Candidates: Biography, donors, record, votes…
Amendments’ Analysis

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