Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Cost of Energy Will Necessarily Skyrocket Humor


Fred Thompson: "A new report shows that America's current economic growth is only half of what President Obama promised that his policies would deliver. But I guess he breaks even, since gas is still twice what it was when he took office."

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Early Gun Control Attempt

Just a reminder that 19 April is the 239th anniversary of the battles of Concord & Lexington (19 April 1775) - known as "The Shot Heard 'Round the World". This first battle, leading to our nation's independence, was a FAILED attempt at "gun control" by the then-dictator, King George III of the United Kingdom - an act being carried out in too many parts of our USA RIGHT NOW. This first gun control of the Colonies was a failure, because of the will and determination of a small part of the population (about 3% actually fought for our Independence actively, with many others supporting) to stand up to an oppressive controlling government (England). Without the sacrifice by those few Patriots, we could very well still be "British Subjects", rather than Independent Citizens. Think about that.
Ed Cooper, San Juan County Tea Party

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Federal Agency Enforcement Staffs Growing

The armed BLM snipers and enforcement officers in Nevada reminded me of an article I read the other day (but didn't keep). The article dealt with the arming of the federal agencies, giving numbers of armed employees that various agencies have on staff since 9/11. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency (NOAA) even has approximately 100 armed enforcement personnel on staff now. The Nevada BLM event exposes the huge federal law enforcement force that our elected officials have put in place to control American Citizens. (Why would the BLM have snipers? Why wouldn't they just use local Sherriff and Police for enforcement?) Have you noticed the armed federal transportation officers stopping truckers in our area of the State? Imagine what they could do if they wanted to stop illegal immigration. A handful of BLM snipers could control hundreds of miles of US borders fulfilling the constitutional obligation to control immigration.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Is The Science Settled?

From Newsmax


A prominent scientist and former NASA researcher has added his voice to those who challenge the "scientific fact" that manmade carbon emissions are causing global warming.
Dr. Leslie Woodcock is a professor emeritus of chemical thermodynamics at the University of Manchester in England, with a Ph.D. from the University of London, and served as a senior research consultant at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Laboratory in Ohio.
In an interview with Britain's Yorkshire Evening Post, Woodcock declared: "The theory of 'manmade climate change' is an unsubstantiated hypothesis.
"The theory is that CO2 emitted by burning fossil fuel causes 'global warming.' In fact, water is a much more powerful greenhouse gas and there is 20 times more of it in our atmosphere [than carbon dioxide].
"Carbon dioxide has been made out to be some kind of toxic gas but the truth is it's the gas of life. We breathe it out, plants breathe it in. The green lobby has created a do-good industry and it becomes a way of life, like a religion. I understand why people defend it when they have spent so long believing in it."
Woodcock is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a founding editor of the journal Molecular Simulation, a recipient of a Max Planck Society Visiting Fellowship, and a former guest scientist at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.
He went on to say: "If you talk to real scientists who have no political interest, they will tell you there is nothing in global warming. It's an industry which creates vast amounts of money for some people.
"The temperature of the earth has been going up and down for millions of years. If there are extremes, it's nothing to do with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, it's not permanent and it's not caused by us. Global warming is nonsense.
"It's become almost an industry, as a consequence of this professional misconduct by government advisers around the world."
But he added: "You can't blame ordinary people with little or no science education for wanting to be seen to be good citizens who care about their grandchildren's future and the environment.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Rancher and the BLM

Nevada rancher, Cliven  Bundy, is fighting the good fight against the BLM and government over reach.  A lot of people showed up in the desert over the weekend to support is effort. I am sure that this is only another of many battles to come. He will need support for the legal expenses in this fight. I don't have information were to donate to the cause yet but when I do I will pass it on. Support keeping public land public.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Current Events

From the Patriot Post


Historian Victor Davis Hanson: "We are in a new Inquisition. Self-appointed censors try to stamp out any idea or word that they don't wish to be aired -- in the pursuit of a new race, class, gender and environment orthodoxy. ... Unfortunately, the Obama administration has been part of the problem, not part of the solution. ... All of that them/us rhetoric has given a top-down green light to radical thought police to harass anyone who is open-minded about man-caused global warming, or believes that gay marriage needs more debate, or that supporting Israel is a legitimate cause, or that breaking federal immigration law is still a crime and therefore 'illegal.' Our civil liberties will not be lost to crude fascists in jackboots. More likely, the death of free speech will be the work of the new medieval Torquemadas who claim they destroyed freedom of expression for the sake of 'equality' and 'fairness' and 'saving the planet.'”





Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Stop Tax Payer Support for Self-Serving Special Interest Group

An Editorial published in the Washington Post.


EDITORIAL: New Mexico challenges its public-sector unions

Gov. Martinez works to loosen the grip of AFSCME

 

The success of governors holding unions to account in the union strongholds of Wisconsin and Michigan has inspired imitators.
Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico — often mentioned as a prospective Republican vice presidential nominee in 2016 — wants the state government to quit collecting dues for the public-sector unions.
 
Government collection of union dues is not particularly costly for taxpayers, but it’s a unique and valuable perk for the unions. It’s so valuable, in fact, that Ms. Martinez was immediately scolded by a spokesman for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, who called her announcement a “declaration of war.”
 
Given the chance to avoid mandatory dues collection, many government employees choose not to pay the tribute. Most employees would rather keep what they earn than send any of it to distant union bosses.
 
Membership plunged in the Milwaukee-area government employee union after Gov. Scott Walker freed employees from the burden of mandatory contributions. The Milwaukee union declined from 9,000 members and an income of $7 million in 2010 to 3,500 members and a deep deficit by the end of 2013.
 
Unions see direct deduction of dues from paychecks as key to their survival. The Rio Grande Foundation, a free-market think tank in New Mexico, argues that, far from a “declaration of war,” Ms. Martinez’s proposal is well to the left of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s opposition to the very existence of government employee unions. “The process of collective bargaining, as usually understood,” Mr. Roosevelt said in 1937, “cannot be transplanted into the public service.”
 
FDR understood that government unions had the power to manipulate bargaining to their benefit. Union dues could be used to elect the politicians who sit across the bargaining table.
 
Instead of an adversarial process that would lead to a fair bargain, it skewed the system. Union negotiators sat across the bargaining table from cronies eager to do their bidding. The taxpayers lost big.
 
The system became so unworkable in Detroit that the city collapsed into bankruptcy, but in other places government unions have been smart enough not to kill the host.
 
This isn’t so in New Mexico, where the host is gravely ill. Unlike neighboring Arizona and Texas, New Mexico is a blue state firmly controlled by Democrats. Republican governors are the exception, and the state House of Representatives has been in the hands of Democrats in New Mexico since the Eisenhower administration.
 
Liberal policies have not been kind to the Land of Enchantment. The Fraser Institute finds it to be the “least-free” state in the United States. Reliance on federal spending has impoverished the state. Despite clear skies and beautiful weather, it’s one of the 10 states losing population. Incomes are stagnant and the economic recoveries of its neighbors have dwarfed New Mexico’s.
 
Having Gov. Martinez in charge in Santa Fe, eager to implement authentic labor reform, puts New Mexico on track for an economic turnaround.