Blame the government not PG&E Utility for CA fires and power blackouts

 

As millions of Californians are plunged into the dark ages is there anything that can be learned from this experience? Let’s take a look.

Now the media theme of the problem goes like this:

Millions of Californians may have just suffered an unprecedented, induced blackout by the state’s largest (and bankrupt) utility, PG&E, just so it isn’t blamed for starting even more fires causing it to go even more bankrupt.

But there is much more to blame than the utility company. Hint: Could it be the government?

Oh by the way, keep in mind all those wonderful solar panels don’t mean anything. Almost all are piped back into the utility system. Thus not one bit of help.

CA fires of hell, thank the environmentalists

Obama-Era Eco-Terrorism through Environmental Regulations

These Obama-era regulations introduced excessive layers of bureaucracy that blocked proper forest management and increased environmentalist litigation and costs — a result of far too many radical environmentalists, bureaucrats, Leftist politicians and judicial activists who would rather let forests burn than let anyone thin out overgrown trees or let professional loggers harvest usable timber left from beetle infestation, or selectively cut timber.

In a 2016 Townhall column, Paul Driessen explains:

Eco-purists want no cutting, no thinning – no using fire retardants in “sensitive” areas because the chemicals might get into streams that will be boiled away by conflagrations. They prevent homeowners from clearing brush around their homes, because it might provide cover or habitat for endangered species and other critters that will get incinerated or lose their forage, prey and habitats in the next blaze. They rarely alter their policies during drought years.

The resulting fires are not the “forest-rejuvenating” blazes of environmentalist lore. They are cauldron-hot conflagrations that exterminate wildlife habitats, roast bald eagle and spotted owl fledglings alive in their nests, boil away trout and trout streams, leave surviving animals to starve, and incinerate every living organism in already thin soils … that then get washed away during future downpours and snow melts. Areas incinerated by such fires don’t recover their arboreal biodiversity for decades.

CA Fires of Hell – Thank Moonbeam Brown for Cutting Forest Management Budget

In September 2016, Governor Brown vetoed SB 1463, a bill in the California legislature which would have required the California Public Utilities Commission to prioritize areas at increased risk from overhead wires in their management of wildfires.

Then we had Brown slashing the forest management budget. Good move moonbeam.

Also note the infamous Delta Smelt budget was not cut… this endangered specie causing the water shutdown thus causing the drought in the lush farmland of  Central California.

 

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And the coup de grâce of California at its finest?

More than 2 million people are being plunged into darkness as part of an unprecedented, orchestrated blackout across Northern California. But good luck finding out whether you’re one of them. Bloomberg’s Lynn Doan reports on “Bloomberg Markets.”

 

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The Wind Farm, the Hamptons, the Super Rich, and ‘not in my back yard’

 

“My home is not a detail” so goes the argument against a wind farm landing cable site to be strewn throughout their particular clump of sand on tony Long Island. The battle between the very super rich and the super rich – Not in my back yard!!

So will it be Wainscott? Or twelve mies away away in Hither Hills in Montauk for a substation and run twelve miles of cable? Or no wind farm?

The transmission line would go through an area where homeowners include the billionaire Ronald Lauder and Marci Klein, daughter of Calvin Klein.

 

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — This affluent enclave on the East End of Long Island is steeped in eco-conscious pride, with strict water quality and land preservation rules and an abundance of electric cars on the roads.

Wainscott is home to many affluent homeowners, some of whom oppose having the transmission cable landing site in their neighborhood.

So at first, many happily embraced a plan for an offshore wind farm that would help lead the way as New York State sets some of the most ambitious green energy goals in the country.

But then came word that the project’s transmission cable was going to land in Wainscott, one of the most exclusive slices of the already exclusive Hamptons, where homeowners include the likes of the cosmetics billionaire Ronald Lauder and Marci Klein, a former longtime producer of “Saturday Night Live” and the daughter of Calvin Klein.

Soon a push to protect the planet was out and the imperative to protect a golden plot of sand was in. Homeowners organized and hired an army of lawyers, lobbyists, public relations experts and engineers to argue their case.

…still, he added, “their zeal for wind power need not be exclusive with picking the best available landing site.

Some view the landing site as a detail in the big picture of addressing climate control. But it is not a detail where the landing site is. My home is not a detail.” Wainscott is home to many affluent homeowners, some of whom oppose having the transmission cable landing site in their neighborhood.

Now the developer of the wind farm may turn to an alternate landing site, bringing the cable ashore in Hither Hills in Montauk, a popular state park, and then burying it for nearly 12 miles before connecting it to a substation.

In Montauk, resentment is building among some residents over the idea that they may be forced to accept the cable landing because of a campaign mounted by the deep-pocketed in Wainscott. (P.S. Montauk is building a war chest to block it as well.)

From  New York Times

“The Hamptons Love Green Energy. But That Wind Farm …”

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MSNBC : It’s a ‘Privilege’ to Not Eat Meat to Save the Planet

 

MSNBC promotes a guest who states meat intake needs to be reduced by 90 percent. Their guest and climate change activist Jonathan Safran Foer on Monday said it’s a “privilege” to not eat meat in order to save the planet.

Foer harkens back to the wonderful days of rationing during WW II. My parents told me it was just swell. Forget that China and India continue spew along. No doubt this is what our kiddies are being taught in our educational institutions. Grubs and plants are to be our mainstay in our diet.

Anyway, climate change is simply about control over every aspect of our life.

Foer said:

“There’s a good model for this in World War II, the home front efforts that regular Americans made regardless of their political leanings or their socioeconomic backgrounds, driving at 35 miles per hour,”

“We had a 94 percent income tax, highest rate income tax. We had rations on foods and a really wonderful fireside chat that I could never imagine our president giving, but FDR gave at the time.”

MSNBC asked Foer whether he was talking about “individual choices” or “government-level, institutional-level changes to how we eat” when he was talking about sacrifices to the way we eat.

Foer said he was talking about both and then said he took issue with Velshi’s use of the word “sacrifice.”

And of course, when all else fails, and what is starting to be pushed:

Newsweek: Time to re-think the taboo on cannibalism?

No doubt the better red meat……then there is always fresh “roadkill”!

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Democrats 2020 – Ban all things! Blast us back to the 18th century

 

Listening to bits and pieces of the weekend talk shows about the marathon CNN Extravaganza on climate change. Wow. How is it possible that America isn’t howling with laughter? You do know the intent of their policies is to blast us back a couple of centuries in a time capsule and let the today’s Visigoths keep breeching our walls? Totally disrupt our economies? Destroy our economies and create massive unemployment? Here are just a few of the highlights.

The Visigoths were one of two main branches of the East Germanic tribe known as “Goths” (the other tribe is the Ostrogoths). The Goths were among the Germanic peoples who disturbed the late Roman Empire during the Migration Period, following a Visigothic force led by Alaric I’s sacking of Rome in 410.

How is it even possible that any of these candidates are in any real contention for 2020?

Have we really lost our way entirely and there is not one bit of sense left in our population?

Short, sweet and to the point.

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NASA map shows Africa has more fires burning than Brazil

 

The dust up with France’s Macron and the President of Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro regarding the fires burning in the Amazon left out one small detail. Africa is on fire as well. NASA maps show that there are more fires in the African region than in the Amazon.

The on again off again acceptance of money to fight the Amazon fire lost sight that we have fires everywhere. The G-7 Summit raised $20 Million to assist in putting out the fires in Brazil.

No doubt more proof that humans are just too destructive to the “lungs” of earth.

Another detail never mentioned is that long before planes and humans, fires raged across the planet. It was nature’s way of regeneration. Old growth was removed and new growth lead to food sources for animals and birds.

But after all now, humans are much wiser. An earlier post:

CA Fires of Hell? Thank Obama and the Environmentalists

“Hotter, drier, longer forest fires we are witnessing today have nothing to do with dangerous manmade climate change. They have a lot to do with idiotic forest mismanagement policies and practices. Diseases are devastating the Forest.

It’s the worst of both worlds, small fires are not allowed to burn allowing forests to rejuvenate with new growth and browse necessary to sustain animal life. Appropriate logging has been stopped or severely curtailed thus limiting barriers to these hellish fires as well and help keeping forests healthy.

In a 2016 Townhall column, Paul Driessen explains:

Eco-purists want no cutting, no thinning – no using fire retardants in “sensitive” areas because the chemicals might get into streams that will be boiled away by conflagrations. They prevent homeowners from clearing brush around their homes, because it might provide cover or habitat for endangered species and other critters that will get incinerated or lose their forage, prey and habitats in the next blaze. They rarely alter their policies during drought years.

The resulting fires are not the “forest-rejuvenating” blazes of environmentalist lore. They are cauldron-hot conflagrations that exterminate wildlife habitats, roast bald eagle and spotted owl fledglings alive in their nests, boil away trout and trout streams, leave surviving animals to starve, and incinerate every living organism in already thin soils … that then get washed away during future downpours and snow melts. Areas incinerated by such fires don’t recover their arboreal biodiversity for decades.

But I digressed. Of course I don’t think that the fires burning in the Amazon are a good thing. I just suggest keeping a perspective. Fires have raged across the earth long before humans came on the scene:

Over a period of two days last week, Angola had approximately three times more fires than Brazil , according to data that Bloomberg news agency obtained from Weather Source. On Sunday, 6,902 fires were recorded in Angola and 3,395 in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo , compared to 2,127 fires in Brazil. In the last 48 hours, Zambia ranked fourth in the list of countries with the most fires and Bolivia, a neighbor of Brazil, ranked sixth.

Fires in Africa and South America

It remains to be determined whether these are grassland or forest fires, the magnitude of these and whether they have been caused . Experts say that the fires in the rainforest of Central Africa are often seasonal and are linked to traditional farming methods . African farmers set fire to forests in the dry season to “clean” the land in order to plant crops. Deforestation, soil erosion and loss of biodiversity are some of the consequences of using this agricultural technique known as ” logging and burning ” and is usually carried out by these dates, one month before the start of the season of rains

According to NASA, in June last year more than 67,000 fires were registered in a period of one week..

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The Economist alarmed that poor people are eating more meat around the world

Poor people eating more meat means it is ‘bad news for the environment.’ That means they will live longer, healthier lives. More global warming. Poor people. They need to start thinking of the environment instead of survival and what not.

Usually progressive liberalism masks its racism better than this…Should we just gas them?

You used to do the ‘enough of me, too much of you’ better.

The Economist

More poor people are eating meat around the world. That means they will live longer, healthier lives, but it is bad news for the environment  https://econ.st/2NfwKWd

We must teach them the wonders of wokeness, such that they seek out only avocado toast and pumpkin spice latte.

If only they could purchase carbon offsets and other indulgences, like their betters in the first world do.

Wokeness gets closer and closer to genocide. Those damn poor people screwing up the environment by living.

There is nothing new about eugenics.

Nothing new at all.

A reminder about what Progressivism is all about.

George Bernard Shaw: Justify Your Existence

The Smithsonian honored one of the 20th century’s most notorious eugenics proponents, Margaret Sanger. American Life League exposes Sanger’s racist plan to create a “master race.” Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood and Progressives. All in it together. Here are the words of Sanger.

Conclusion: Left-wing environmentalism is an ideology harmful to poor people.

Progressivism ideology is harmful to poor people.

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New York Times – Lawns are Racist

Yes, you read that correctly. Lawns, as in your front or back yard. Apparently, it’s not enough that anyone who represents something other than their agenda is racist. Now, even inanimate objects can be classified as such.

We read a few days ago that the Times was moving on from Russia Russia Russia in blaming Trump to Racism. Apparently this was to set the stage.

 

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The Great American Lawn – The New York Times

According to Botti, the creation of lawns transformed the “pristine wilderness” to “identical rows of manicured nature,” as part of the “colonizing of America.” Furthermore, they were created “on the backs of slaves.”

To give evidence to this, he zooms in on a painting of George Washington who is standing in a field among other men who are cutting grass with scythes. Botti said, “It’s grueling, endless work,” as we can well imagine with such primitive tools.

He continues with the history lesson by saying, “By the 1870s, we also see American culture slowly start to embrace lawns for the privileged masses.” He goes on to explain how it was something for the rich and the powerful. Having a lawn meant you were doing well, a sign that you had ‘arrived,’ so to speak. Everyone wanted one, but few could afford the work that it took to create them.

Botti then cites historian Ted Steinberg by calling lawns the “outdoor expression of ‘50s conformism.” He then shows a vintage film of two women in their yards speaking about why they moved to their current neighborhood. Both say it was to be around other white people only.

However, this implies that their neighborhood and not their lawns are racist. In fact, the word lawn or anything remotely similar in meaning isn’t even mentioned.

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To drive this point home even further, the Times refers to a 2005 NASA report that says there are more lawns in the US than there are irrigated cornfields. They also try to insinuate that more water resources are used to cultivate our yards than is used to ensure our nation has healthy crops.

The Times released a hard-hitting piece talking about how lawn care actually contributes to climate change, pollution and has a history rooted in, you guessed it, slavery.

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