Sorry Jerry, I can no longer respond because I have unsubscribed to the ABH. Much of the information you provided is dated and has been replaced by new more accurate data. There has been no global warming for over 17 years. Even the IPCC has revised their predictions. One scholarly paper laments that the global earning hoax has badly damaged the reputation of all science. If you are a funded research agency you would do your reputation very well by saying you were wrong, the models were wrong and the scientific method was hijacked by a few who let their egos control their brain. The CAGW show is over Jerry. Stop beating the dead horse down the road. Stay warm.
Good bye and good luck my dear friends. I wish you all a very best. The ABH has shown us what they think of their readers and their advertisers. I have Unsubscribed.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 13:34
The chemical is alcohol based and is a form of methanol. In heavy concentration it will cause health problems. It is a Green Chemical and according to the original patten application the chemical is a foaming agent and separates coal dust from clay, shale and other elements to allow the coal dust to burn more efficiently, cleaner and to reduce the fly ash coming from smoke stacks and associated with the non-combustable elements. This chemical is also used as an air freshner. Again, transportation of a product is a key issue. A tremendous amount of product can be shipped via barge at a much lower per ton price rather than by rail. Thus, the reason much heavy industry is closely associated with waterways. Should the company have sent a guy out to inspect the tanks and pipes on a regular basis? Sure. Should the state (last inspection was 2001) and the Feds.(last EPA inspection 1991) have done their job and inspect on a regular basis. Sure.
Ahhhhhh, think about what you said for a minute and read the story. Look at any large waterway and you will see manufacturing, frabracting, industrial, refining and chemical plants. The reason these plants are located where they are is to be near a transportation source. The company which orgionally built this facility did so to have access bardge traffic. Even the ditch or storm sewer in front of your home has access to a water source, especiously now with our heavy rains. No...I am not a tool for the company.
I have enjoyed the opportunity to discuss issues and I try to provide an alternative view on important issues. I have also clicked on many on-lines ads and have frequented the business who advertise on-line. As a person who is retired and on a fixed income, I must be concerned with purchasing fuel, food, healthcare and paying high taxes. Therefore, I will be leaving when I am removed by ABH and the advertizers will lose a customer. This is a very bad move by the ABH and is not in the best interest of their advertizers.
NOTE TO ABH: Even if I wanted to subscribe, I could not because you only provide access via a credit card. I cut up all my credit cards when the banks took my tax money then raised credit card rates. I, like many others are cash only now.
This is a terrible move and whoever the pointy head is who came up with this should be fired.posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 12:24
Like Hillary said when she responded to the lies connected to the deaths of 4 Americans, some who worked for her onnher watch, "What difference does it make?"posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 12:11
@Mr Charlie Told Me So:
It is not a penalty, it is a tax according to the Supreme Court. It is interesting to note that many of these 'morons' as you call them are those with pre existing conditions. Last week the President (Executive Branch) unilaterally and without any actions of Congress (Legislative Branch) extended the requirement of the ACA allowing those with pre existing conditions until March to sign up. Only 24 percent of those with pre existing conditions have signed up for the ACA according to government estimates.
Other 'morons' as you call them are Hispanics who cannot understand the Spanish Language version of Healthcare.org. I guess the Spanish version is as much of a train wreck as the original version.posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 10:36
Let us not forget the post by an UGA professor early this year who stated his research showed the heavy rains this spring were the result of the Clean Air Act. Sadly, I mocked him at first but then looking at the research I was left with no other alternative but to agree with him.posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 10:23
Yes and this is an issue which needs to be resolved. We know this act was illegal and caused such a massive disruption to traffic. There were drivers screaming, the media was reporting the chaos, wouldn't you think he would have picked up the phone and asked his key people, "What the heck is going on?" In his defense there is a management philosophy of some Administrators who strongly feel that they have key people in charge (Director of NJDOT) and it's the job of that person to resolve these issues and the Administrator should not get involved. It's Chain-of-Command thing. The President seems to do very well with the Sergeant Schultz defense, "I know nothing...nothhhhhhing." He hasn't a clue and gets away with it. Perhaps Christie tried that and it didn't work because he is a Republican and is fresh meat to the media. It will be interesting to see how this shakes out.
I recall the day was sunny and very mild when I walked to the mailbox with a song in my heart. Inside was a copy of Modern Maturity magazine and a letter with an application to join the AARP! What a terrible blow to the ego because now I received my ID that proves I am officially old. i sent the magazine and the application back to the AARP and told them to take me off their mailing list. They continued to send me their stuff and I sent it back in their prepaid envelop. Since then my loathing for the AARP has increased and peaked with their support for the ACA whichnis a train wreck. Yup, I recall the day well.posted @ Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 11:20
Bravo mpd. You are very correct and the references are very correct. I learned very quickly in my career as I became an Administrator that the people who work for you can make you look very good or very bad. The administrator, the boss, the top dog must take the heat for the actions of his/her key people. I'm really not a Chrisie fan. I dont like his method of operstion nor his management style. But, as it stands right now, it appears he took quick action after he learned of this terrible and illegal event. He fired those who he found committed the act. He took swift action in contrast to the outrageous scandals facing us on the national level.
@concerned citizen in athens:
Not only must many show ID to purchase alcohol but some states require a person to show ID to purchase medications. Many must show ID to purchase tobacco. You need to show ID to open a bank account or to co-sign for a loan. You mist provide ID to obtain a post offfice box. You must show ID to apply for food stamps or other public assistance. You must provide ID to enroll in the ACA. You need to show ID to fly or travel on a cruise ship. You need ID to visit the White House. You need ID and have an NCIC criminal check to enter the Port of Savanna. Police will require you provide an ID for almost any reason. But, you do not need to show ID to vote. Insane decesion.
The state sent inspectors to this place in 2oo1. The last time the EPA inspected the facility was in 1991. This appears to be nothing more than a terrible accident and nobody has hinted any criminal Intent such as trying to bleed off excess methanol or dump a product into the water. So yes, you are correct the government does appear to be negligent in doing their official duty. The media reports this chemical is used in the coal industry. It is a Green Product because it separates coal dust from clay and shale which reduces fly ash after the combustion process. The chemical is also used as an air freshner according to the patient application.
You may have hit the mail on the head. Recall, candidate Obama stated he wanted to fundamentally transform America. Sadly, this appears to be the only promise he is keeping.
Not to mention the pipeline will greatly reduce the danger of transporting crude by train the thousands of miles to the special refineries capable of cracking heavy crude.
Thank you. Glad to see you've come around and looked at the facts that any climate change is naturally occurring and caused by solar and geological events. You and Pfunk get a gold star.
Recall back during the Bush administration the New York Times published a story after the Bush administration asked them not to, about the NSA listening to AQ telephone cel and satellite phones. This news did serious damage because AQ stopped talking on phones and began using runners. So, now we must ask ourselves if the terrorists have any intelligence whatsoever, would the openly talk about plans over the phone or internet or would they talk in code or use other means. We know the Boston Bombers openly talked about Jihad and nobody withinnthe intelligence community caught it. So...is this collection of data beimg used for other reasons?posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 18:12
Me too. The wholesale collection of data is on its face unconstitutional. It is just what the founders feared amd were exposed to under rule of the English monarch. This collection of data did not catch the Boston bombers even though they spoke openly of jihad to their mother in Russia. News reports hint he is going to exempt foreigners. Why? I believe foreign individuals are a threat. We now understand the economic threats against Target and other retailers originated in Russia. We must rely on probabal cause or reasonable grounds to 'tap, a phone or collect data of Americans.
There have been news reports that they do. They also collect personal data from others also.
Please provide documentation of how GWB had anything to do with any of this or did he issue an executive order? Congress writes and passes laws.
Not really. They stiffed my doctor. It's like we went to dinner and the bill was $145.00. I paid the tip but the Gov. stiffed the restaurant.
Yes...indeed and thank you. It is like the title of an old "B" movie. Did you know that according to the Energy Information Agency (agency of the US Government) the United States is the only Industrialized country to be in compliance with Koyoto? Seems like we are doing our part. See how far you get now with India and China.
And just how would you go about disarming a person? I've done it three times. Once involving a guy with a shotgun who came out of his bed room and was pointing it at me at a distance of about three feet. I was responding to a DV call. Then twice again with two guys holding hand guns while investigating suspicious persons. There are some quick moves a well trained person can make to snatch a gun away from a person. I doubt if you are well trained.
Ahhhhhhh. you might seriously want to think about limiting yourself to one small cup of coffee innthe morning.
A January 14 release as the result if a Freedom of Information Act shows the EPA is working with outside radicals such as the Sierra Club to cause the destruction of the coal industry.
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
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