Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Trump Responds Satirically to whacky Green New Deal…

Democrat darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released information on the Democrat Party’s radical and lunatic Green New Deal on Thursday. It was a complete disaster.

The Gateway Pundit Reports:

The Green New Deal is a Communist scam that included guaranteed income for Americans ‘unwilling to work.’

The 14-page Commie wishlist also included a plan to transition to all electric cars and completely eliminate airplane travel — because trains over the ocean is a genius idea!

The Democrats also want to get rid of cow flatulence — which means all cows would be eliminated.

Within hours, the Green New Deal was yanked from Ocasio-Cortez’s webpage.

It gets better…

Ocasio-Cortez’s policy advisor appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show on Friday night and claimed the Green New Deal document that Tucker Carlson and Republicans were reporting on was “doctored.”

It was all a lie — the document Tucker Carlson read on his show was not doctored — it was taken directly off of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s website.

AOC even retweeted a tweet from far-left ‘Media Matters’ spreading the lie that the document was doctored.

President Trump mocked the Democrat-Green-New-Deal-clown-show on Saturday evening, calling the resolution, “Brilliant.”

TRUMP: I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal. It would be great for the so-called “Carbon Footprint” to permanently eliminate all Planes, Cars, Cows, Oil, Gas & the Military – even if no other country would do the same. Brilliant!


Media Fawns over the Green New Deal

Democrats unveiled their latest version of the Green New Deal on Thursday, but despite some concessions to reality, this version is still little more than socialism masked as environmental policy. But that didn’t stop the media from fawning all over it. Where was the fact-checking when you needed it?

Most media reports focused on the threat of climate change and how this was an aggressive plan to tackle it, but they glanced over its more radical, and ultimately absurd, proposals that had far less to do with environmental policy and far more to do with carrying out a far-left social and economic transformation of America.

ABC News reported, “The wide-reaching proposal calls not just for a massive overhaul of the nation’s energy sector over the next 10 years, but also investments in the country’s education, infrastructure and health care systems and a redesign of the entire U.S. economy.”

This is an understatement.

Among other things, the Green New Deal calls for the elimination of air travel through the development of high-speed trains—because the California bullet train project is going oh so well—the elimination of cars, the greening of every building in America, and even floats the idea of getting rid of meat.

Again, this would all be accomplished in 10 years.

And that’s not all.

It includes a grab bag of far-left goodies such as national health care for all and a jobs guarantee for those unable and, this is actually in text of the FAQ section, quote, “unwilling” to work.

Yes, the authors of the Green New Deal want to replace the nation of the self-made man with the unrepentant mooch.

It would seem that a proposal that has received so much coverage, and from a freshman member of Congress who has been showered with attention, would receive a little more scrutiny.

The fact is, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. and the socialist ideas she espouses are looked upon favorably by many in the press, which is why they are happy to give her cover even though they know her ideas are absurd.

When even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi clearly mocked the proposal, calling it the “green dream,” the press was willing to quickly brush over this as if she was actually praising the Green New Deal.

Politico actually buried this line at the bottom of its coverage despite the fact that an attack by the most powerful Democrat in Congress and person most needed to bring the plan to reality in the House just mocked and dismissed it.

This week the media was busy fact-checking whether or not Jewish people believe in heaven in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. Yes, that really happened. But where was this same “fact-checking” during the release of the media darling’s Green New Deal?


Crazy Cory Booker Equates ‘Green New Deal’ To FIGHTING NAZIS

Sen. Cory Booker doubled-down on Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal’ Friday; telling a crowd of supporters the fight against climate change is the same as those who fought against Nazi Germany during World War II.

“We have to deal with this, our planet is in peril. We need to be bold, that’s why I co-sponsored the resolution for the Green New Deal,” said Booker.

“We are a nation that has done impossible things before. We need to be bold again in America. When the planet has been imperiled in the past, who came forward to save earth from the scourge of Nazism? We came forward,” he added.


Perspective on the extraordinary 2019 flooding in Townsville, Australia

Extraordinary floods go back a long way

A new study examines how unusual meteorology interacted with topography and other local conditions to generate some of the most devastating floods in American history.

A new study categorizes the 1903 Heppner Flood in eastern Oregon, shown here, as a “strange flood,” which stems from uncommon flood agents or extreme conditions. Credit: National Weather Service
By Aaron Sidder  4 February 2019

On 14 June 1903, a massive swell of water overwhelmed the small town of Heppner, Ore., killing more than 250 people. Ordinarily, floods are reported in probabilistic terms: A 10-year flood, for example, describes streamflow conditions that have a 10% (1 in 10) chance of occurring within any given year. But the Heppner Flood was so extreme that it defied standard descriptions. At its peak, the flood was more than 200 times larger than the discharge of a 10-year flood.

“Strange” is not an adjective commonly applied to floods and other natural disasters, but Smith et al. argue that it may be the most appropriate descriptor for extreme and unusual flooding. The Heppner  Flood, they argue, may have been one of the strangest floods on record. It was triggered by an intense hailstorm in June, in a region where spring snowmelt typically drives peak annual streamflow. These conditions are characteristic of strange floods, which they define as extreme events triggered by circumstances that contrast with the common flood-generating mechanisms in a region.

The researchers examined extreme floods across  several decades in the conterminous United States, using annual flood peak observations from more than 8,000 U.S. Geological Survey stream gauging stations. They developed a statistical framework they call the “upper tail ratio,” in reference to the upper tail of a statistical distribution, where rare events reside. The upper tail ratio is defined as the peak discharge for a flood of record, divided by the stream’s 10-year flood magnitude. The 1903 Heppner Flood registered an upper tail ratio of 200, topped only by the 1976 flood caused by the bursting of the Teton Dam.

The team discovered that record floods share many traits. In the western United States, severe flooding is linked to mountainous terrain and intense thunderstorms; in the east, it occurs in coastal regions susceptible to tropical cyclones. Major floods also have a different seasonal distribution than annual peak flow events:  Annual flood peaks across the United States tend to have winter or spring maxima, whereas the strange floods in the upper tail nearly always occur in the warm season.

In addition to the analysis of floods across the United States, the authors provided a case study of the Blue Mountains, the setting for the Heppner Flood and other strange floods in the 1950s and 1960s. In the case study, they examined the hydrology, hydrometeorology, and hydroclimatology of the extreme floods in the region.

Strange floods are the least expected and most damaging floods, but their infrequency can make them difficult to study. The analysis offers insight into extreme floods and provides a platform for comparing floods around the world to those in the United States. (Water Resources Research,, 2018)


Australia: NSW Greens push for mandatory solar and batteries for all new homes

As if new house prices were not unaffordable already for average workers

The bidding war among NSW political parties over solar panels has been joined by the Greens who want photovoltaic systems and batteries to be made compulsory for all new dwellings.

The Greens would also introduce a $2000 rebate for the introduction of panels plus storage for half a million homes as part of $1.25 billion boost over four years for the sector.

All public housing and government buildings would get panels too at a cost of $250 million, with 110,000 public housing tenants in line to receive electricity rebates, according to the Greens' policy aimed at the March 23 state election.

“It is negligent that in 2019 we have over 70,000 new dwellings in NSW every year and no requirement for solar panels on these developments," Cate Faehrmann, the Greens environment spokeswoman, said. Owners of new dwellings would pay into a renewable energy offset scheme as an alternative to adding panels or storage.

The Greens' policy follows Labor's launch on Saturday of its plan to support 500,000 households get solar, with a rebate capped at $2200 for households with annual income of $180,000 or less.

The Berejiklian government followed a day later with the release of a scheme offering no-interest loans for solar energy and batteries for as many as 300,000 owner-occupied households.

For those living in flats or renting, the Greens would set up an offset scheme to buy credits for solar arrays on their building or offsite. Some 20 per cent of all private dwellings in the state are apartments, while about 32 per cent of residents are renting - people who are currently "locked out of the benefits of roof top solar,"  the Greens said.



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1 comment:

C. S. P. Schofield said...

Is it just me, or is there a touch of panic in the Greenies lately? Is this New Deal drivel simply that they know the word is going to be perceptibly cooling soon, and this is going to be their very last chance to hornswoggle the public into buying in?