The EPA Changed the Way it Makes Scientific Decisions to "Sustainable"
In January 2012, the EPA announced it was "realigning its entire research enterprise around the concept of sustainability." The new initiative is titled, "The Path Forward." Agency scientists and managers agreed to base their process on "the widely used definition of sustainability as outlined by the Brundtland Commission in 1987..."
The 1987 Brundtland Commission report, also known as "Our Common Future," stated that the earth was in danger, there was too much poverty and industrialized nations like the US were the cause. According to Brundtland, the only way to protect earth was for powerful central authorites to control all of society, the economy and the environment in an initiative it coined as "sustainable development."
Union Founder's Words on Socialism
"Socialism has no place in the hearts of those who would secure the fight for freedom and secure democracy." Samuel Gompers 1918
Samuel Gompers was the founder and longest serving president of the American Federation of Labor. (AFL)
"Deja vu All Over Again?"
FDR won his first two terms by attacking the wealthy and pitting them against poor Americans. In 1932 he promised to "cut government operations by 25% and lower taxes", but did neither.
In 1936, he overwhelmingly won by raising taxes on the rich then redistributing the money to larger voting blocks in swing states using the WPA, Silver Purchase Act and the Agricultural Act.
By 1940, needing businesspeople to win the war, he called for unity among the same people he divided and won another decisive victory.
In 1944, FDR sidestepped laws prohibiting union money in elections by forming the nation's first Political Action Committee. This provided urban labor support. Fearing a backlash by Japanese prisoners if released from internment camps, he created an executive order to keep them imprisoned until 3 days after the elections. To gain the Polish American vote, FDR promised special treatment for Poland after the war. He won nearly 90% of their vote, and then betrayed the group by failing to offer the promised "self-determination" for Poland at the Yalta conference. Still, he won a fourth slim victory.
Upon his death, the NYT wrote, "Men will thank God on their knees 100 years from now FDR was in the White House."!
Between budget battles and elections, politicians and media supporters spin wildly to advance their own positions, leaving the public misinformed. In this column we will attempt to unravel some of the worst spins.
Worst Economy, I think!
In 2008, now Pres. Obama said "we are in the worst economy since the Great Depression."
During the Healthcare Summit and his 2010 State of the Union message, Pres. Obama declared the healthcare bill would cut the federal deficit.
Windfarms Wear Out 50% Faster Than Expected
Oregon environmentalists sue to block windmill construction.
Carbon Tax Would Kill Major Industries, Hurt U.S. Consumers
Another UN Climatologist Hands Climate Change Theory A Drubbing
Fracking Lawsuit in NY Dismissed by US Judge
Rio+20: Negotiators Walkout at 'Green Economy' Talks
US Shale Boom to Create Half-million Jobs
Dep't. of Interior Cancels Bush Administration Oil Shale Leasing Plans
UT researchers have discovered that electric cars have an overall impact on the environment more harmful than gasoline.
Obama XL Rejection Loses US Discounted Oil Prices
New E15 gums up fuel systems, prompts "check engine lights" and messes with fuel gauge readings.
TransCanada to Build Texas Oklahoma Leg of Pipeline
New Documentary Blows Away Windmill Lies
Senate GOP Floats Bill to Bypass Obama and Approve Keystone
Solar Stocks Plunge as Germany Vows to Quicken Subsidy Cuts
Green Solar Jobs In Germany Fail To Materialize-German Greens On Perry
Most Solar Manufacturers May Vanish by 2015, Trina CEO Says
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