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I’m trying to understand the changing relationships among the world’s growing economies.

A few years ago, the United States was accused of producing 25 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. Now, because of our use of cleaner energy such as natural gas and other energy-saving efforts, we have reduced our contribution to the world’s CO2 emissions to 15 percent – while other developing countries have nearly doubled their emissions. This, in spite of the fact that our total energy use has increased.

Wind turbines do not even meet 2 percent of our energy needs, but they kill hundreds of thousands of migratory birds, and on top of that we import hundreds of these ugly machines from South Korea and China, keeping our jobs overseas.

Our administration maintains a dumbing-down educational policy to ease their manipulation of the masses by
our Washington “politburo,” as syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer called it in a recent column (“Obama unbound,” Jan. 26). Remember that the uneducated classes such as illegal immigrants, etc., have re-elected the Obama entitlement administration with a policy that handicaps entrepreneurship.

If we won’t educate ourselves and learn from history, we will continue down the road to a socialist dictatorship.

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Techfan
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Techfan 02/10/13 - 07:12 am
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"Remember that the uneducated

"Remember that the uneducated classes such as illegal immigrants, etc." Source? Proof? Voter suppression, voter purges, and voter ID laws (and possibly Electoral College changes), have been instituted to insure GOP wins: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77811.html
The problem for the GOP is that demographics in the US are changing. The younger voters don't like the GOP and the bigoted, anti science, and in some cases just oddball comments and platforms the GOP stands for. That's one of the reasons Faux "news" viewership is down. The old white audience that they've played to is dying off. The younger voter is more savvy and through all of the digital media can fact check their bull and not just take it at face value. The GOP has been running on a campaign of fear and lies for a decade. It's wearing thin and as the voters are catching on.

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Gary Ross 02/10/13 - 09:52 am
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The younger voter is more savvy?

Techfan, where is your source and proof? Do you really think the younger voters have the experience to make logical sound decisions? Every culture in the world has a great deal of respect and honor for the older experienced generation, except the USA. When this country becomes well ensnared in your socialist dictatorship dreams, I don't want to hear a single word of complain from you.

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deestafford 02/10/13 - 10:22 am
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Oh, so many things have contributed

to putting us where we are. Starting with LBJ's Great Society that began the destruction of the family. Then came the radicals taking over the education system and the hippies of the 60's becoming the heads of today's education facilities and policy bodies such as Department of Education. Couple all of this with the "elite ruling class's" notion that we peasants are stupid and they know what is best for us and you end of with a population who looks at government as the parents and bosses of the people as Chris rock so "elogently" stated the other day when he said Obama and Michelle are our parents an bosses and we should do as they say. If one reads Marx one will find that the destruction of the family is an initial goal. Start reading Marx and the Frankfurt School of economics and Afro-Centric Theology and you will begin to understand why we are where we are.

carcraft
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carcraft 02/10/13 - 10:31 am
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It is interesting that so

It is interesting that so many younger voters like Obama. Well as jobs continue to disappear, taxes increase and health care insurance increases these young people are going to run smack into the wall of reality. Obama care prescribes automated record keeping saving money. This was one of the things that was going to make Obama care affordable. Here is what was purposed http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/12/technology/stimulus_health_care/ Well guess what? It is revenue neutral to health care costs or increase health care costs according to the New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/business/electronic-records-systems-h... Now people involved in actual health care that have to navigate the system realized how much this slows us down and really doesn't help us that much. So much for Obumbler’s hugh savings…LOL reality trumps BS every time…So we march to bankruptcy ind illegal actions by Obama and nobldy calls him oout on it!

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soapy_725 02/10/13 - 11:12 am
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After the Communist Revolution in 1917,
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they focused on the youth. They are highly impressionable and eager to make a difference, even if that difference is wrong. All they new of history was that the STATE had delivered them from tyranny. The old were ignored. Even churches were left alone for the old to visit. The young were discouraged from participating in religion. Same song, second verse; could get better but it will get worse.....

The youth are our future. Read 'em and weep.

carcraft
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carcraft 02/10/13 - 06:33 pm
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Here is a CBO estimate that

Here is a CBO estimate that says Obama care is going to cost twice as much as Obama told us it was, so those of us that knew Obama was slinging BS were right! http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/14/cbo-health-law-estimate-shows... But those of you that voted for him enjoy your higher taxes and health care costs!

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 02/10/13 - 04:15 pm
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I'm thankful...

...that I was alive to at least enjoy the last part of America's greatness...After Nov. 6th, it dawned on me that it's all downhill from here...I really doubt that the country will be totally destroyed by the time I die, which will be sometime in the next 40 years or so. But I believe that the seeds have been planted in this generation that will spell the ultimate end of the "great experiment" known as The United States of America...
The left has finally convinced enough people that their saviour is the Imperial Federal Government....and has supplanted their initiative with largesse, in return for voting for the very politicians who shall become your masters...
Techfan is right. There are not enough of us left who believe in self-reliance, personal responsibility and capitalism to turn the tide......and I predict that when this representative republic is a distant memory, it will not be conservatives who are blamed for the downfall, but the liberal left....If, by then we are even allowed to speak openly..

carcraft
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carcraft 02/10/13 - 06:35 pm
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The only way this gets turned

The only way this gets turned around is if people wake up and they aren't!

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burninater 02/10/13 - 07:53 pm
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Ironic

Ironic that someone would criticize a "dumbing down" trend while simultaneously trying to argue that wind turbines produce excessive bird kills.

Here are some non-dumbed down bird kill numbers to chew on -- first is the killer, second are the numbers killed, per year, in the U.S.:

Feral and domestic cats: Hundreds of millions [source: AWEA]

Power lines -- 130 million -- 174 million [source: AWEA]

Windows (residential and commercial) -- 100 million -- 1 billion [source: TreeHugger]

Pesticides -- 70 million [source: AWEA]

Automobiles -- 60 million -- 80 million [source: AWEA]

Lighted communication towers --40 million -- 50 million [source: AWEA]

Wind turbines -- 10,000 -- 40,000 [source: ABC]

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/wind-turbin...

I'm all for the fight against a dumbed-down America, Mr/Mrs von Schweinitz, and step one is working on that brain in the mirror.

gargoyle
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gargoyle 02/10/13 - 09:15 pm
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Conservative Man I fear you

Conservative Man I fear you are right and the freedom I enjoyed will be legislated away , the people who will suffer most from the surrender are the same shortsighted ones who call for change.We are seeing the change from Rule of Law to Laws by Edict with a side dish of mob rule when it suits the King

Darby
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Darby 02/10/13 - 09:24 pm
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"The younger voters don't like the GOP and....

....the bigoted, anti science, and in some cases just oddball comments and platforms the GOP stands for."

If anything, the younger voters may be more easily influenced by the vile, distorted and misleading information they get from the media. That's understandable when you consider that the left has mastered the art of regurgitating with a single voice the talking points of the day, while conservatives still insist on trying to speak for themselves as individuals.

If one needs to resort to that tired old "Faux" News cliché it tells the reader that they just can't be bothered to think for themselves.

Darby
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Darby 02/10/13 - 09:35 pm
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"Here are some non-dumbed down bird kill....

....numbers to chew on --"

Really, you give us numbers cooked up by the so far off the left hand side of the chart American Wind Energy Association and pass them off as legitimate. Why not just quote Huffington Post?? Would carry just as much weight. Maybe even more..

No thanks!!

carcraft
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carcraft 02/10/13 - 09:41 pm
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Actaully, as I understand it

Actaully, as I understand it the problem is birds of pray such as hawks, falcons, and eagles. Many of these birds hunt in open areas and simple don't see the turbine blades when they dive to the kill.

gargoyle
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gargoyle 02/10/13 - 09:44 pm
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AWEA A lobbying force for

AWEA
A lobbying force for wind development and voice for wind manufacturers in the United States. Includes wind energy information.
ABC
People that should be reporting news instead of manufacturing news

Burn ,both of the sources cited as a resource of facts may not pass the unbiased smell test. I can tell what I've seen, a pair of hawks flying between the blades of a turbine looking like they were enjoying themselfs in all their glory.All in all make WindTurbines work without subsidies then there would be no argument. In other words the energy they produce is'nt cost effective yet.

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grouse 02/10/13 - 10:03 pm
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It's almost amusing when
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It's almost amusing when people regurgitate right-wing myths and downright lies...http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/wind-turbine-kill-birds.htm

Wind manufacturers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wind_turbine_manufacturers

The only ones claiming illegal aliens are voting are fringe conservative publications and web sites.

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myfather15 02/10/13 - 10:09 pm
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Fear not my friends......

Don't let the things going on around us get your spirits down. Be watchmen, as Christ told us to be; for if the watchmen had known what time the thief would come, he would have watched and not suffered his house to be broken in.

I'm not a fan of sitting on my behind and doing nothing. I voice my opinion everywhere and anywhere possible; we must keep doing so. We must keep fighting the good fight; all the way to the end. Listen my friends, we ARE going to lose more and more battles; but be not troubled about it. Just continue to be watchmen and KNOW what you are seeing unfold. This is the age of mankind being in charge of the world. God always lets them to make their own bed a lay in it.

He has paved the way for His children that love Him throughout the generations. He brought the tribes of Israel (US) here to this Country to be free to worship without persecution. He established us here for a reason. He is bringing his perfect plan to a brilliant finish, right here during your and my lifetime. But, there is a negative part that must be fulfilled as well. It's hard to stomach, but be strong, stay in His Word for HE is our strength. When others place their trust in MEN, we place our trust in God. We CAN NOT LOSE, remember that.

Remember, in the Civil War, the South won far more battles than the North, but what happened in the end? Remember, it doesn't matter how many battles they win, we have the victory in the END. During the days of the Revolutionary War, we didn't have satelittes to tell us where every single body of land is, in the whole world. Today, we do; we now know there is NO NEW LAND for freedom to flee to, as she has done throughout history. This IS the last stand for Freedom, throughout the entire world. We ARE living in the end days, if you learn the parable of the fig tree, you will be certain of this.

Israel becoming a Country again in 1948 marked the beginning of the final generation here on earth. Isreal had not been a Country since Biblical days and she was reborn in 1948, just as God said she would. Those born in 1948 are getting a lot of gray hairs on their head. So remember, this is Freedoms last stand, and no matter how many battles we lose, we still have a SAVIOR!!

myfather15
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myfather15 02/10/13 - 10:19 pm
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Our Savior is far more

Our Savior is far more capable of SAVING, than theirs. One day, they will be extremely sorry that they placed their trust in men. MEN have proven throughout history, they will let you down. God warned us of this throughout the Bible. Yet they won't listen. They've made their choices of their own free will, therefore they will be held completely accountable for their own FREE WILLED choices.

God has forewarned us of all these things that will happen. When you are forewarned, it shouldn't be quite as hard to stomach. He told us things are going to get very bad and a "Falling away" will happen. It has happened and continues to get worse. Dr. Ben Carson warned us during the National Prayer Breakfast that we need to get back to God and WE SHOULD. But will this Country do so? No, it won't; but be strong as an individual created by God. Help your neighbors and stand strong with them. Help them when they are in need. I've read the end of the BOOK; we have the victory. We have THE SAVIOR so be strong in that faith; but remember we still have lots of work to do here.

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Techfan 02/10/13 - 10:57 pm
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“And they have caused the

“And they have caused the destruction of this people of whom I am now speaking, and also the destruction of the people of Nephi. And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed; for the Lord will not suffer that the blood of his saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet he avenge them not. Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain—and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be. Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up. For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies; even that same liar who beguiled our first parents, yea, even that same liar who hath caused man to commit murder from the beginning; who hath hardened the hearts of men that they have murdered the prophets, and stoned them, and cast them out from the beginning.”

myfather15
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myfather15 02/11/13 - 04:11 am
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Nehpi isn't even in the King

Nehpi isn't even in the King James Bible; What exactly did Satan use to tempt Christ on the mount? Scripture, but he twisted and misquoted it just a little, so as it would lose it's meaning.

Techfan, I realize you're not a person of faith, but if there is a God, do you honestly believe you can be smarter than Him? He has forewarned us EXACTLY how people will confuse HIS people, even with scripture. There is NOTHING you can do to outwit God. Those that love Him and FULLY understand his word (The elect); He has fortold us everything. So YOU can't come up with a single thing to surprise us. Nice try though.

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