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The Obama Administration, through the EPA, is prepared to use the Clean Air Act to enforce mind-numbingly strict regulations upon all elements of our economy which depend upon the burning of carbon-based fuels (story link). While EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is quick to point out that regulations are not imminent, she did make it clear that they are ready to move if Congress fails to curb emissions.

Representative Ed Markey (D-MA), who heads the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee that will craft the legislation over the next few weeks is quoted as saying

It now changes the playing field with respect to legislation. It’s now no longer doing a bill or doing nothing. It is now a choice between regulation and legislation.

The regulatory barrage will be unleashed against six gases and compounds which are claimed to be responsible for “Global Climate Change”: Carbon Dioxide (CO2); Methane (CH4); Nitrous Oxide (N2O); Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC’s); Perfluorocarbons (PFC’s); and Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6).

I’d like to take you through each of these, and try to determine why the EPA is hell-bent on removing these emissions.

CO2 is a normal byproduct of any combustion and respiratory function, as well as a normal product of countless chemical reactions. It is a necessary gas for photosynthesis and therefore is required for plant life. It accounts for a very small percentage of our atmosphere, just a bit over 0.038%. Water vapor, by comparison, makes up around 1%.

To be considered as a contributing factor to Global Warming, it must retain heat, or infrared (IR) radiation. While all matter absorbs some heat, CO2 is particularly bad at it. Three very narrowly defined frequencies, in the upper IR band are all that is absorbed. The upper IR band is a lower energy section of what is called the overall radiation power curve. The higher the frequency, the lower the amount of “energy” is present. The frequencies absorbed by CO2, in their voyage from the Sun, are absorbed completely within the first few dozen meters of our atmosphere. They never have reached the ground. They never will reach the ground. Additional quantities of CO2 does not change this fact. The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere becomes completely irrelevant to the discussion of atmospheric, or ground level temperatures. (more…)

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It seems that respect for America is waning. Pirates are freely attacking U.S. flagged ships, Iran and North Korea are thumbing their noses at us and deciding to go ahead with their nuclear missile programs regardless of our protestations, NATO refuses to aid our fight in Afghanistan by sending more troops, and even France’s leader Sarkosy is disrespecting us and our new president.

So, to rectify this Obama gets chummy with enemies of the Free World? Huh? Yes, Bush shook hands with Chavez, but in a business like manner. This is not a normal handshake. This is the greeting of pals. It’s almost a hug.

We do not need our enemies to like America. We need our enemies to respect and fear America. We want our friends to like America. We want those who are indifferent to like America. But our enemies? Wanting them to like us is a product of low self-esteem. We have no reason for low self-esteem. We are the greatest, most productive, and wealthiest country to have ever existed – all because of our system of government and economics. The freedom to labor as we will and keep the fruits of that labor has paid enormous dividends. The rest of the world would do well to follow us. Following them can only lead to our country loosing its status as the greatest place to live…ever.

For this, Il Duce gets a FAIL.

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