08/13/12

Obama’s alternative energy cabal

By: A. Dru Kristenev and Toddy Littman

Although the word ‘cabal’ came into common use after the early 1600s, the Chaldean root: to acquire, fits right in with the more modern definition of a conspiracy or plot, as in overthrowing a government. Why else create a ‘cabal’ if not to acquire power?

You have got to be wondering why I’ve chosen this particular word to describe what President Obama is about when he already occupies the most powerful office in the land, and as generally accepted, the world. This is going to be a deep discussion, so hang onto your scuba mask so you don’t drown under the obfuscating rhetoric and blow-by that continues to spring from the oval office.

How many of us have truly considered who are the beneficiaries of all the ‘green’ bucks that continue to be laundered through the executive branch? The multiple billions of dollars that have been awarded via Stimulus and grants constructed to prop up the alternative energy industry – a term used for lack of a better one since there is no actual industry in motion, just a scheme (look up that word, too, while you’ve got your dictionary handy) – are going precisely where?

In answer to that, there is the oft-mentioned $535 million to Solyndra, but let me add these few to the list:

• ½ $186 million for federal weatherization in California produced a total of 538 full-time jobs; 3 homes weatherized and 14 jobs in $20 Million grant to Seattle • $510 million in stimulus loans and grants to green-tech companies: Tesla Motors, RecycleBank, EdeniQ and Amyris. http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2011/09/06/president-obamas-green-jobs-pretense-is-an-unmitigated-fiasco/. And then there’s the Soros’ investments in ‘green’ tech growth capital with government funds http://changingwind.org/index/comment.php?comment.news.167
(though you’ll be interested to know that both articles linked therein are, strangely, no longer available… hmmm).

Although these are drops in the bucket, as they say, it should be noted how hedge funds that drive oil speculation and oil moneymen like T. Boone Pickens are now hip-deep in ‘green’ technology. Why is that? And why are think tanks like the Milken Institute pushing for federal Competitive Renewable Energy Zones to tap into the $11 billion for grid upgrades ‘created’ by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009. By the way, isn’t Milken, better known as the junk-bond king, the guy who went away for securities fraud? We should examine where our advice originates. http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/8419/designate-renewable-energy-zones-across-us-suggests-think-tank/ What is most disturbing is the assumption that government can and should design and implement the “plan” for grid modernization to accommodate government-driven (read that “compelled”) private investment into “renewable” sources that maybe pans out to 20% of (unreliable) energy generation, with losses of 40% in transmission alone over copper conduction lines. (Kristenev, A. Dru (2009). Energy Barons. ChangingWind, softcover editon, Page 418)

Who, then, is Obama, our ultimate corporate (billionaire) lobbyist-in-chief for alternative energy, as Toddy tags him, working to benefit? Certainly not the average citizen, you or me, as we will be in hock to the handful of billionaires that own the rights to this or that technology that “converts” the wind, Sun and whatever other inconsistent and obscure energy source they can conjure up for “usage fees.” President Obama is the frontman for the legal regime that manufactured the separation of mineral rights from those of the land, thereby dividing property owners from the full usage and enjoyment of their land. And what about airspace? How does that figure in to this creation “of a legal system to control invented energy generated by inventions?” (I stole that from Toddy Littman, too.)

Think about it. Harnessing contrived methods of transmitting free energy, the only purpose of which is to take profits… who can afford the manipulation of government and the political hacks in order to accomplish this except for the small number of outlandishly wealthy such as the Soros’ and Buffetts of this world? A scheme is built where a contraption like a specialty windmill “gathers” energy without burning, or really “generating” anything, as opposed to what occurs with coal, natural gas and oil, all to sell to the highest bidder, who then backs the socialist government which gets its cut via leases. The cycle is self-proliferating… lawyers breed laws that feed the money-source that engenders the governmental regulations to keep the circular-dwindling of individual rights in motion. The entire thing is owned by the invention owner because the legal regime was created for that purpose, to bilk the people through the legal control of the alternative energy industry, being defined by government as a “public utility” and given a specific local monopoly. Beyond that is the fact that there is no liability to the invention owner. Do not forget that most legislation quite often is created to protect government, and its cronies, from liability (which is the whole point of lobbyists like Obama).

This all goes to the “end user license agreement” applied to every use of technology, including now the “generation of energy.” Here again we will be “licensed” to use energy. The more we license, the less we own, because we relinquish our rights in favor of government-granted privilege, “government-granted” because it is a privilege created by “legislation,” known to the “end user” as a license. This is the road to capitulate to government, “constituted” by us to be our servant, handing over to government the free usage of our property in exchange for an “allowed” use (so long as we pay the government fee of course), wherein it is a “use crime” to access it unless duly licensed.

We shall go one step further. Recall the June 28, 2012 ruling of the Supreme Court (note our last article: “Let’s go back to Egypt; Freedom is just too hard”) to understand that the Obamacare decision opens the door for a government mandate to purchase energy according to government standards. The days of culling energy with a personally owned windmill, solar panels or even a wood burning stove could be over. Instead, you’d be taxed, or fined for “generating” your own power except under government purview and by prescribed acceptable means. Even the gas station will go by the wayside, replaced by a “power station.” Funny how all that stimulus money that was designated for electric vehicle charging bases that never materialized, seemed to dissipate into thin air. The Phoenix company, eTec (parent company ECOtality) secured a $99.8 stimulus grant in 2009 (part of the $2.9 billion to DOE) to build 12,000 charging stations across five states http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-11-03-electric-cars_N.htm. They have released almost nothing to the press since August 2010 http://www.etecevs.com/pdf/08242010_Biden.pdf. So, where have they been and what have they done with all that cash? Looks like they’re using part of it to sue California energy regulators for giving a contract to build charging stations to NRG, a New Jersey outfit. http://articles.latimes.com/2012/may/26/business/la-fi-nrg-charging-20120526
Oh yes, it looks like they’ve built 556 of the planned 12,000 plug-in corners thus far http://www.blinknetwork.com/locator.html. That’s progress as progressives look at it. On top of that is the ridiculous cost of the electric vehicles in the first place, not to mention that those charging stations are still being powered by coal. (Charleston Daily Mail, 12/14/10: “National energy policy isn’t making much sense; electric vehicles depend on coal; wind and solar can’t supplant it”)

We are witnessing cronyism at its worst: Obama working the country as lobbyist-in-chief to corner the alternative energy market for his billionaire chums, trying to persuade his constituency that he’s a “man of the people” when, in truth, he is anything but. He is a sellout and corporate toady. He’s also the one who said we want to be Brazil’s (Petrobras) “biggest customer” for oil, the company that saw Soros’ investment of U.S. funding not once, but twice (Progressive Brute Force Marketing: Egypt). Obama is setting up for the oil barons to become the alternative energy barons, plain and simple.

Who loses? You, me and all the minorities Obama calls his base, who are facing bankruptcy at the hands of White House crony energy policy. New energy scheme, same owners, same old cabal, yet with greater financial leverages, no cost of drilling, no cost of mining. It’s all in who owns the “rights to harness” the movement of the oceans, or the wind, where maintenance is the highest “cost of production,” irrespective of the intrinsic environment over our own land being made unavailable to us for our use without paying The Alternative Energy Piper Lord their homage, what they so appropriately call “royalty” á la “end user license fees.”

Thank you for reading,

A. Dru Kristenev and Toddy Littman
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A. Dru Kristenev is a citizen of the great Northwest United States, former journalist and author of the Baron Series, novels of political intrigue, world markets and presumptive power brokers based on research of the underpinnings of real-time political and global financial maneuvering, and who’s instigating it.

Visit ChangingWind.Org for news links and insightful postings by a legal researcher as Toddy Littman, “Gold Baron” character, who reappears in the sequel “Energy Barons.” You can also find Toddy on twitter “@ToddyLittman” or http://twitter.com/?_twitter_noscript=1#!/ToddyLittman

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08/13/12

Top Ten Reasons For Israel to Bomb Iran

By: Dan Friedman

1. It will be the triumph of experience over hope.

2. Won’t it be fun to watch Bronfman, Soros and hundreds of Reform “rabbis” pee in their pants?

3. It will be the coup de grâce for the Oslo illusion and the two-state delusion.

4. It will send a message to the world about Israel: “F**k with the bull, get the horns.”

5. We win, they lose.

6. No new Holocaust or the need to build a fourth Jewish Commonwealth in another 2000 years.

7. Jericho beats out Masada, the faint-hearted spies are proven wrong again.

8. It will burnish the G-d of Israel’s name and spread the holiness of His Torah throughout the world.

9. Permission? We don’t need your stinkin’ permission!

10. Obama and the “international community” don’t want Israel to do it.

08/13/12

This Week’s Watcher’s Forum: Should Romney Go Negative?

The Watcher’s Council

Every week on Monday morning, the Council and invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum with short takes on a major issue of the day. This week’s question: Should Romney Go Negative?

Rhymes With Right: I think it is important that Romney goes negative. After all, there is plenty to go negative about.

Imagine an ad featuring Brian Terry’s parents, discussing their son’s murder and the connection to Fast and Furious.

Or an ad by one of those non-union employees whose pension was abrogated while union pensions were preserved in the wake of the GM reorganization.

And that does not even get into raising questions about Obama’s passport records, college records, real estate deals, his connection to the release of sealed court records about opponents, Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, etc. . .

The Razor: Yes, for the simple reason that Obama is going to say he’s gone negative whether he goes negative or not. Given the depth of depravity shown by this administration, no surprise to those of us who have actually lived in “Beirut on the Lake” Chicago, they will smear Romney in ways that will defy our imagination. Romney has to attack back.

Bookworm Room: I don’t think it’s “going negative” to speak the truth about ones opponent — even when those truths encompass ugly things. What Romney shouldn’t do is “go vicious,” which is the Obama/Axelrod/Reid MO.

Romney doesn’t have to demean himself by spewing forth false and extremely evil accusations. In his case, the truth shall set him free, and he should trumpet those truths from the mountain tops — all the while reminding voters that he is an incredibly competent money manager and that, when it comes to the economy, a rising tide lifts all boats.

The Colossus of Rhodey: An emphatic “yes.” Next question?

The Independent Sentinel: Some of the Super PAC ads for Mitt Romney have already been negative. Negative ads work so, yes, he should be negative.

It isn’t so much negative or positive for me as honest or deceitful. The ads must be based in fact and focused on issues.

I think it’s time for Mitt Romney to talk about Barack Obama’s ideology in addition to talking about the economy.

The Noisy Room: All Romney has to do is go for the truth, not negative. The truth will do all the heavy lifting required. But Romney must get on the offensive.

1. He needs to detail and go into his accomplishments and how his work ethic works for America.

2. He needs to go into Obama’s history and highlight his Marxist and radical associations. That will be perceived as negative, but hey, the truth hurts.

3. He needs to present concrete plans for righting the country not only economically, but militarily.

4. He needs to keep the high ground and not go vicious. He’s a good, moral man and needs to project that.

5. For the love of all that is holy, he needs more conservatives around him and advising him. Get rid of the moderates and progressives on his team and move to the right. As Monica Crowley said on Fox News this morning, he needs ‘Tea Party cred.’

If he does this, he tells the facts and the truth without going negative. All the negative is on the Marxist in the White House as it should be.

Right Truth: Romney doesn’t have to go negative, all he has to do is is quit acting like John McCain did and tell the truth about Barack Obama. Romney would not even take a stand over the Chick-Fil-A situation, where a company was attacked and threatened because the owner expressed his personal views. If Romney won’t even stand up in situations like that, how can we expect him to stand up to anyone, including opposition in Congress, foreign leaders, or the enemy? Romney needs to do like Rush Limbaugh suggested and hire more people like John Sununu who isn’t afraid to call Obama out. Romney needs to call Obama out on everything connected to Obama’s past, his policies, his by-passing Congress, his connections, his failures. Now is not a time to be polite and meek, it is a time for boldness. I won’t hold my breath.

The Right Planet: I don’t think it’s so much about “going negative” as it is turning the tables on your opponent. This is politics, not rocket science. The Obama camp is hurling everything from Romney killed some steel-worker’s wife to alleging Mitt was part of the largest tax scheme in history–all blatant lies, by the way. It shouldn’t be too hard to find some mud and throw it back harder and faster. Just don’t lie! There’s enough real muck on Obama and his minions to rack for decades to come.

You know, if the truth hurts Obama, then it is what it is–for example, the Obama camp freaking out over Romney’s ad criticizing Obama gutting the work requirement form welfare reform. Pour it on, I say! Pour it on hot, thick and heavy … and when the MSM and the Obama camp go apoplectic hearing it, like they are wont to do, then you’ll know your arrows are hitting their mark. REJOICE! Then grab some more arrows out of your quiver and start firing again. Make ’em count! Get to work!

Well, there you have it.

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08/13/12

Flashback: Andrew Klavan’s Economic Smackdown: Paul Ryan vs. Barack Obama

Hat Tip: Judy W.

Obama goes after Paul Ryan… on the farm bill?

The Farm Bill, because food stamps grow on farms:

Obama’s farm bill — conveniently named the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act — funnels taxpayer dollars toward people and pet programs Democrats favor, many of which have nothing to do with farming. The bill is bloated with new spending. Its CBO-estimated $969 billion price tag represents an astounding 40% spending hike since the 2008 farm bill. To add injury to insult, more than $750 billion of this spending is slated to grow the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — a.k.a., food stamps. And unlike Barack Obama, Paul Ryan understands that money doesn’t grow on trees.