Archive for June 8th, 2009

Double Whopper w/ Guts: Burger King franchisee defies alarmists, franchisor

June 8, 2009

Please patronize the 40 Burger Kings in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi owned by Mirabile Investment Corporation. Here’s why…

Click here for the story….

Call/write Burger King in support of the Mirabile Investment Corporation’s valiant effort to fight global warming baloney!

Burger King Holdings, Inc.
5505 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, FL 33126
Main number:(305) 378–3000
Consumer relations: (305) 378-3535

Poor countries: Tax international air travel for global welfare fund

June 8, 2009

From The Guardian,

Britain and other rich countries will be asked to accept a compulsory levy on international flight tickets and shipping fuel to raise billions of dollars to help the world’s poorest countries adapt to combat climate change.

The suggestions come at the start of the second week in the latest round of UN climate talks in Bonn, where 192 countries are starting to negotiate a global agreement to limit and then reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The issue of funding for adaptation is critical to success but the hardest to agree.

The aviation levy, which is expected to increase the price of long-haul fares by less than 1%, would raise $10bn (£6.25bn) a year, it is said.

Poor countries are just cutting their own throats by siding with the greens who, if they had their way, would simply ban international air travel — except, of course, for the green elites like Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, Richard Branson, the Google creeps, etc.

Moreover, if poor countries want to be richer, in addition to political reform, they should kick the anti-development, people-hating greens out of their countries, as Paul Driessen explains in his book Eco-imperialism: Green Power, Black Death.

Mass transit not so green

June 8, 2009

From AFP:

You worry a lot about the environment and do everything you can to reduce your carbon footprint — the emissions of greenhouse gases that drive dangerous climate change.

So you always prefer to take the train or the bus rather than a plane, and avoid using a car whenever you can, faithful to the belief that this inflicts less harm to the planet.

Well, there could be a nasty surprise in store for you, for taking public transport may not be as green as you automatically think, says a new US study…

Click here for the full article…

Obama’s new coal scare: U.S. not the ‘Saudi Arabia’ of coal

June 8, 2009

A new report from the Obama administration’s Department of Energy says we may no longer be the “Saudi Arabia of coal,” according to the Wall Street Journal, because we may only have 120, rather than 240 years years of economically accessible reserves.

I promise to worry about what people will do for energy in 120 years right after I finish worrying about free enterprise and capitalism surviving the Obama administration.

Greens vs. Al Gore?

June 8, 2009

The greens are using their chokehold on water supplies to thwart water-dependent solar projects.

This may upset Al Gore. His venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins, has invested millions of dollars in the solar power firm, Ausra, which uses the water-dependent solar technology.

It’s hard to pick sides on this one. Maybe the Earth can just open up and swallow both of them.

Waxman-Markey federalizes local building codes

June 8, 2009

… even the Washington Post is worried about this one:

In fact, the [Waxman-Markey] bill also contains regulations on everything from light bulb standards to the specs on hot tubs, and it will reshape America’s economy in dozens of ways that many don’t realize.

Here is just one: The bill would give the federal government power over local building codes. It requires that by 2012 codes must require that new buildings be 30 percent more efficient than they would have been under current regulations. By 2016, that figure rises to 50 percent, with increases scheduled for years after that. With those targets in mind, the bill expects organizations that develop model codes for states and localities to fill in the details, creating a national code. If they don’t, the bill commands the Energy Department to draft a national code itself.

The Post concludes:

Is the best way to achieve that, though, to federalize what has long been a matter of local concern? And if the point of cap-and-trade is to change market incentives, why does Congress, and not the market, need to dictate these changes? Those are a few questions that emerge when you begin to read through the 900 pages.

One dream. One world. Obamaland für alle.