Biodiesel Is the Future

18 05 2011

by Christopher Thompson

I am so excited!!!! I have been learning about  biodiesel,  the fuel of tomorrow. Well, actually it is the fuel of yesterday. What we call biodiesel should just be called diesel, since it was the fuel that Rudolph Diesel designed his engine to run on. What we call diesel should be called petro-diesel. Biodiesel can be made from all sorts of things. It can be made from inedible plants, from very abundant plants like seaweed, it can even be made from your leftovers. Yes, all organic oils can be used to make biodiesel.

So, what is biodiesel? It Is a  fuel made from natural oils such as vegetable oil or animal  fat. What is great is that any vehicle that runs on diesel will run on biodiesel with no modifications. But aren’t diesels slow? This used to be true, but not anymore. They now make cars with diesel engines just as fast as gasoline powered cars.  Diesel  engines are also more fuel-efficient.

The trucks, trains and, ships that transport cargo all run on diesel. So, even if these vehicles switched to biodiesel, it would cut pollution down a lot. Well, what if I don’t care about pollution or the environment? You still would benefit from switching to biodiesel, unless you like paying almost 5 dollars for a gallon of gasoline. We would no longer dependent on foreign oil. This  means  that there would be fewer wars over oil, and would also help  decrease out national debt because we could provide our own fuel. There are just so many benefits to biodiesel.

But if biodiesel is made from Vegetable oil , won’t it cause food shortages, and bring up the price of food? No, that is the  beauty of  biodiesel, It can be made from used cooking oil from restaurants, and the oil doesn’t have to be vegetable oil or  animal fat, it can be made from any organic oils.

One argument that the Oil companies make is that there is no money in biofuels. This is so not true. My cousins husband works for a company that processes Used cooking oil into  biodiesel and they have money up the wazoo. Maybe that’s the problem. The oil companies don’t like the Idea of losing their monopoly on fuel, so they spread all this disinformation. Biodiesel is clean, safe and economical. Biodiesel  is the future.

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When are Americans Going to stop being the Corporations’ Bitches

17 05 2011

By Christopher Jay Thompson.

I am sick of living under the Iron fist of corporate rule. It has gotten to the point where major corporations have more power than governments. We think that our current president, but the president is the same president who has been in power since the end of the 1800’s. That president is big Oil, its cabinet members are the coal industry, Wal-Mart, Fox, Disney,Sony, the Auto industry and other corporate Entities.

When are Americans going to realise that they have been made into the Bitches of the Major corporations, mainly the corporations that control the supply of energy. Yet any time anyone wants to limit the power of the All powerful corporate elite they are called communists and Un-American. I think the all-encompassing power of wall street is un-american.

The corporate world is the biggest threat to our freedom than anything else in the world, but we have become so dependant on our corporate masters that we cannot see through the lies. Why are Americans so willing to bend over and take one for the team. This country was built on the Idea of personal freedom, not free enterprise.
We have gotten to the point that we don’t even Know how to grow food or make our own clothing. We would be helpless without the corporations. They take advantage of that fact. Maybe we need to relearn to do thing for ourselves so we won’t be so dependent on them in order to survive. It is cool to have interesting things like cars, computers and tv’s, but it isn’t cool to be dependent on greedy companies in order to survive. Slavery is slavery regardless of the form it takes. I believe it is time to stop being slaves.





Global warming is Real, but Climate gate is a sham. What is up with that?

7 05 2011





academic paper on economics and climate change states that Co2 stays in atmosphere for up to 200 years

2 05 2011

This is a reply to a statement by john wilder who said people who think that co2 would float in the air fo a hunded years. Note the highlighted area.

for full document click link economics and climate change





8 Ridiculous Arguments Against global Warming

1 05 2011

 By Christopher Jay Thompson

 

 

On the website for the American Policy Round Table there was an article called 8 arguments against global warming. This information was supplied by  the Heartland Institute. Before we delve into the contents of that  article, let’s examine what the Heartland institute is. It claims to be a Non-profit research and education organization. Yet, what they really are is a corporate funded media lobbyist group. Some of their  Biggest contributors have been Exxon, Wal-Mart and Philip Morris. So you coul imagine the credibility of an organization that is funded by corporate money.

     So let us now turn our attention to the 8 Arguments against global warming:

1) Most Scientists do not think human activity is responsible for global warming and there is no convincing evidence.

this is false. They refer to the Oregon petition as proof of their statement. As is turns out the Oregon petition is a Fabrication. So there goes that argument.

2) The most reliable sources say there is no data that shows a trend in warming.

False.  NASA says there is a definite trend in warming according to satellite data. I guess they don’t consider NASA a reliable source. But the oil companies are? I guess NASA is a part of this sinister global conspiracy.

3) Global climate computer models are too crude to predict future climate changes. scientists have also cheated by tweaking the numbers.

False. Although models of the 1990s were rather crude, current models are rather complex. As far as the Question of their acuracy, they are not a magic window into the future. there is no crystal ball.

The accusations of the scientists cheating, there is no evidence to support such a claim. I am curious who there sources(Exxon) are. This argument sounds like more conspiracy theory.

4) IPCC did not prove that human activities are causing global warming.

Yes they have.

 

5)A modest amount of global warming is good for the environment and beneficial to the natural world.

False- First of all I don’t even know what they consider modest. If the global temperature  rises 5  degrees we are toast. Even a 1 or 2 degree rise in global temperature could have serious ramifications. Remember we are talking about global temperature, not regional temperatures.

6) Efforts to reduce green house gasses would be costly and wouldn’t stop the climate from changing.

You have got to be kidding. It would be costly? I think the Fortune 500 companies that are  polluting the most can afford it.

The claim that we can’t do anything about it is just irresponsible. Is is saying”well, we probably can’t stop the climate from changing,so lets just pollute till our heart’s content”.

7) Efforts by state governments  to reduce emissions would be expensive and would bust state budgets.

this falls under the nobody knows for sure category. Yes, the measures would be expensive. But to say that they know for sure that it will bust state budgets is a rash statement. Apparently the Heartland Institute can see into the future. 

8) The best strategy to pursue is “no regrets”. Make no drastic changes. Invest in atmospheric research. Investments should only be made if they are economically viable.

So not true. This one needs no commentary.

 

Well there we have it. Notice how the  arguments contradict one another . They keep shifting from it isn’t real, to humans don’t cause it, to its a good thing,to noting can be done about it. I think the credibility of the Heartland Institute has gone down the toilet.






Climate Change Deniers and why they are Idiots

16 04 2011

by Christopher Jay Thompson


 

There are all these idiots out there that deny climate change and Civilization’s  effect on the environment all together. We live in a society that dumps chemicals and garbage on the ground and in the ocean,and has factories and vehicles that spew toxic smoke into the air. We uproot entire forests for lumber, paper , and to make room for more cities to add to the pollution.

This is Sanbernardino on an average day. Isn't it pretty?

   How can a logical person think that this has no effect on the environment. I guess that’s the point, they aren’t logical. I grew up in San Bernardino county in southern California, which is victim to both air and water pollution(and extreme levels of poverty and crime). If any one has seen the movie Erin Brockovich, the town she was representing was in San Bernardino county.   

San Bernardino county(or  the great western smog bowl as I call it.) is a valley completely  surrounded by mountains. All the smog from L.A. and Sandiego Blows into the valley and stays there. The sky is literally brown. Children have died of lung cancer from just breathing the air.To think that this poison has no effect on the environment is not just stupid, it is Irresponsible.

Let’s get to the root of climate change denial, wich is greedy corporations. They deny climate change because they are of regulations  that would require them to buy expensive equipment to limit factory admissions.Talk about cheap. We have really got to wake up to reality, we are killing ourselves off.Climate change is real, and we must do something before it is too late.

 





God hates HighSchool

14 04 2011

The nuts at westboro are at it again, now protesting outside of highschools. Is there any limit to their madness?








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