August 19, 2017

Al Gore’s “Energy Hog” House Devours up to 34 Times More Energy Than the Typical U.S. Home

Press Release from the National Center for Public Policy Research:

Star of Green Documentary An Inconvenient Sequel “Has Done Little to Prove His Commitment to the Cause in his Own Life”

Power Bills Show Gore Leading Double Life of Preaching Sacrifice to Others While Indulging Himself

Nashville, TN / Washington, D.C. – Al Gore’s Nashville estate devoured more than 21 times the amount of electricity than the average American household over the past year.  A National Center for Public Policy Research report on energy use at the property of the former vice president portrays Gore as a hypocrite who demands others sacrifice for his green zealotry while he enjoys energy without apparent care for cost or capacity.

Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power environmental documentary debuts nationwide this Friday.

 Key findings of the National Center’s “Al Gore’s Inconvenient Reality” report, which draws on data obtained from the Nashville Electric Service (NES), include:

  • The 10,070-square-foot 20-room mansion, pool and security gate on Gore’s 2.09-acre estate outside Nashville used 230,889 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity during the last 12 months.  According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the typical American household uses just 10,812 kWh a year.

  • In September of 2016 alone, Gore’s estate guzzled 30,993 kWh of electricity – an amount more than 34 times the national monthly average.

  • Al Gore’s average annual power consumption at his Nashville home was a staggering 21.3 times more than the average American.  He also owns two other homes not included in this report.
  • The former vice president burns through more electricity to heat his pool each year than the average U.S. home uses in six years.

  • The 33 solar panels Gore installed on his home produce only 5.7 percent of the energy his home consumes annually.

  • With an average consumption of 22.9 kWh per square foot over the past year, Gore’s home classifies as an “energy hog” under standards developed by Energy Vanguard – a company specializing in energy efficiency methods.

“Al Gore has attained a near-mythical status for his frenzied efforts to propagandize global warming,” said National Center Senior Fellow Drew Johnson, the author of the report.  “At the same time, Gore has done little to prove his commitment to the cause in his own life. I’m not sure he even believes what he’s saying.”

“While Gore encourages people throughout the world to reduce their carbon footprint and make drastic changes to cut energy consumption, Gore’s own home electricity use has hypocritically increased to more than 21 times the national average the past year with no sign of slowing down,” Johnson said.

Electricity for Gore’s home, pool and security gate comes from NES and is largely derived from coal and nuclear power – with just 3.2 percent generated by wind and solar alternatives.

Gore’s behavior conflicts with behaviors he suggests others follow.  On the website for his documentary, people are urged to “lower your carbon footprint” and advocate for renewable energy use.  It asks people to sign a “ Pledge to #BeInconvenient” that commits them to “switch my home… to 100% renewable energy,” persuade others “to pursue climate solutions” and buy tickets to his documentary.

“Like most sequels, Al Gore’s documentary and his lifestyle choices don’t live up to expectations,” said National Center President David A. Ridenour.  “Al Gore is asking Americans to make expensive and uncomfortable changes to adhere to his green goals, yet his electricity bills show he does not live the way he wants to impose on others.  He can’t just talk the talk – he must walk the walk.  And he has now failed at that twice.”

This is the second time Gore’s conspicuous consumption of power has been exposed.  In 2007, Johnson – then president of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research – reported that Gore used over 220,000 kWh of electricity a year at the same property. This led Gore to install solar panels, a costly geothermal heating system and other alleged energy-saving home improvements.  Despite these renovations, his 2016-2017 electricity consumption is over 10,000 kWh more than a decade ago.

The National Center for Public Policy Research, founded in 1982, is a non-partisan, free-market, independent conservative think-tank.  Ninety-four percent of its support comes from individuals, less than four percent from foundations and less than two percent from corporations.  It receives over 350,000 individual contributions a year from over 60,000 active recent contributors.  Sign up for email updates here.  Follow us on Twitter at @NationalCenter for general announcements.  To be alerted to upcoming media appearances by National Center staff, follow our media appearances Twitter account at @NCPPRMedia.

 

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Predators: You Built it Tarzan! You Climb it!

Officials from the town of Cape Elizabeth in Maine have issued a warning to people who walk trails in the region because a couple of coyotes were spotted by a walker. Reading some of the comments left by readers underscores the ignorance of dealing with predators. It should also drive home the fact that social demands by ignorant Romance Biologists and Voodoo Scientists should not have sway over wildlife management. But, now that it has and does, they don’t know how to deal with it, they don’t understand any of it, and the best they can come up with is childish, snide comments that range anywhere from “beautiful animal” to “I’m not sure what the fuss is.” In addition, some readers scoff and ridicule the fact that, for whatever the reasons, police have to warn people to be vigilant of predators while walking in the woods (this term is used loosely). One reader wanted to know if the coyotes “behaved in an un-natural way” – as if they understand and could recognize what a coyote’s “natural” behavior would be.

With all of this brought to the forefront with media reports, the events of people regularly encountering coyotes, or any over protected large animal predator, are of their own creation and it appears those who demand protection of predators, such as coyotes, run scared when they encounter the results of their own actions and demand government do something about it. Perhaps a zoo would work better for these people.

I was asked just the other day if I thought people were as stupid as they are being treated. An example would be printing on the bottom of water bottles, “Open Other End.” Well, each of us will have to decide that for ourselves, but it did set off a period of story sharing of real life events that prove the stupidity. But, it is pointless to actually share those events because if you’re not that stupid, you already know of such events. If you are that stupid, my telling you that certainly will have no effect.

Therefore, enjoy your creation. Perhaps you can make friends with your neighborhood coyote; bring him food daily and love and cuddle the little “beautiful creature.” “He has every right to live where he wants to,” I read in another report this morning. And, not that it would matter to you, but watch out for the 50-some diseases, viruses and parasites them beautiful creatures carry and are more than willing to share.

There’s an expression that goes along with a physical display of one’s First Amendment right that says: You built it Tarzan. You climb it!

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“Religious” Tolerance? Nah, Normalizing Lunacy

Recently the Maine Legislature passed a bill that would permit a small cult that calls themselves Quakers to NOT wear the blaze orange that hunters have worn for years that has proven to save lives. According to the Quaker cult, their “religion” disallows them to wear “bright clothing.”  Therefore the Legislature, in their infinite wisdom, and God knows they are amply endowed, passed a bill that exempts them from wearing the orange in exchange for wearing “bright” red. This, of course, is insanity at its finest, but then again aren’t we now living in a post normal society where we have normalized lunacy? The reality is nobody recognizes the lunacy….because it is all “normal.”

Here’s further proof. A man in Arizona has been allowed to have his drivers license photo taken of him wearing a metal colander on his head. “This subjugated monotheistic religious minority believe a giant, omniscient spaghetti monster that lives in the sky created the universe and has complete control of its fate.”

Perhaps out of “respect” for these lunatics – and I’m also referring to the lunatics who pass bills and allow such nonsense – this “free” country should mandate that at least one day out of the year everyone wear “bright” red and a metal colander on their head.

I have two words for all of them…..but I won’t print it.

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Landless Cattle-less And Sheep-less Husbandry Experts Everywhere

“I worry that implementing non-lethal tools only after wolves (or other predators) start killing livestock may be too late–at that point they’ve learned to target livestock. Better to have good husbandry practices in place and prevent depredations to begin with.”—Jeremy Bruskotter – Ohio State University

Buy some land in the NRMs and some cattle and show us that good husbandry “professor” Jeremy… You’re going to fail.. Then what Mr.Professor?

I know I know.. We all need thousand acre barns to herd our cattle and sheep into at night..

So the wolf with more freewill than even a man can roam unmolested by the law of a mans freewill and self determination.. So the urban jungle dwellers can shed no more tears.. Over the precious wolves..

It is amazing watching people with no business experience in a particular business trying to advise the business owners how to make their business better.. For the wolves.. And the best part is these rascals are pseudo wildlife experts too… Albeit no doubt Jeremy “professor” is an efficient page turner..

Just another day on the public lands wolf farm where wildlife and their owners except no responsibilities for the actions of their wild live stock yet they shriek at the private land owners and lawful public lands grazers and shriek about better animal husbandry..

Of course this nonsense is not about saving carnivores it is all about about draconian fascist legal control measures against people who ranch/farm and hunt.. When a society attacks its own food producers that society does not have long to live..

We are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield.? George Orwell

I have not met a single one of you “anti-wolf management advocates” willing to get down to the nitty gritty and speak to empirical data and facts. It is all this subjective theorizing based on cloistered indoctrination. A very peculiar situation when it is the “Pro wolf management advocates” who are being framed here as those who are lazy uneducated and lacking of moral domestic animal husbandry practices because we fail to outwit nocturnal predators that raid us at night and worse we are censored because according to these professors professing idiocy we have empty substance-less positions for our defense against their outright lies and lunacy. It is blatant and prima facea, and would not stand in even high school debate class. That is the reason they hide in echo chambers chanting their fourth grade nonsense..

Their nonsense would fly well in ‘Politics’ though – wouldn’t it? Yep..

Politics or political thought is a fictitious personally held private belief and nothing more..—ThereIsNoDebt

Notes by ThereIsNoDebt

Etymology of Politics
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=politics
What is BODY POLITIC?
http://thelawdictionary.org/body-politic/
What is BODY CORPORATE?
http://thelawdictionary.org/body-corporate/
~
Definition of Legislature –
“A body of persons having the power to legislate; specifically : an organized body having the authority to make laws for a political unit”
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legislature

Definition of body politic
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/body+politic
Note.- A body politic is fictitious in character.
It must be remembered that ‘politics’ deals with affairs of the mind. They are ‘personal opinions’ of how people think we should relate to each other and to which people are entitled to contract or agree with if that is open to them to do so, or just simply ignore. And therefore as opinion, politics or political thought is a fictitious personally held private belief and nothing more.

Definition of Political unit
political unit – a unit with political responsibilities
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/political+unit
Note.- Political units are unable to own land, in fact or in reality, due to their fictitious nature. Their ownership of land is a mere fancy that remains unchallenged, no doubt because they have a monopoly on force. Of which land they ‘claim’ to own, can only be that to be found in the physical world where the living do not dwell. That is why the territorial jurisdiction political units (nations, countries, states, etc.) define legally as being where they are to be found, remains in their definition as, territorial waters, sea bed, continental shelf, and only the subsoil making up the subterranean world.

Another day in the fake imaginations of public lands politicized wolf farmers playing their trivial Political Ponerology of thoughtless pursuits.. Professing idiots in every sense of the word..

If you work 48 hours in 24 hours the wolves won’t kill your sheep says little urbanite Bo professor Peep..

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The Stupidest High School Science Teacher In The U.S.

DUMB! Stupidity is scientific.. You have to know how to do stupid, it’s a knowledge.. Lets do something stupid. Hopefully this genius teacher and his clown cop friend aren’t planning shooting lessons..

When stupid teaching stupid has gone to far;

 

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Abortion Should Be the Recommended Instrument to Control Animal Populations

Insane debate rages in Maine over a proposed constitutional amendment wrongly presented as a guaranteed right to hunt, fish and trap.

Last week I was reading an article that contained some comments from those opposed to the amendment and those in favor of such. In one comment from a member of the opposition a woman stated, “This proposal’s vague terms open the door to inhumane, unethical trapping and hunting practices.” 

We are subjected to the nonsensical drivel of the animal rights perverts but consider the realities here and then take a step back and ask yourself just exactly who is inhumane, unethical and insane.

It is always the Left who promote animal rights, while presenting animals as sentient beings of and above the existence of man, endowed with all the same rights, and more, as man. Any form of killing of an animal to these perverse followers of Satanic animal worship is considered “inhumane.” Ever stopped for a minute to understand what the word “inhumane” is derived from? I didn’t think so.

And so, in this one tiny discussion, it is believed by an obvious Leftist that a constitutional amendment suggesting that hunting, fishing and trapping be utilized as a means of controlling the population of certain game animals, will lead to “inhumane, unethical” practices.

Forget that this statement makes no sense at all, and just consider the positions always taken by the Left that make absolutely no sense, contradict their own stated positions and expose themselves as the ignorant frauds that they are.

The Left opposes the killing on ANY animal because doing so is “inhumane” and “unethical.” (understand that many of the same eat dead animals) However, they will give their own lives to defend what they call the right to mutilate and murder an unborn baby. To these mixed up individuals, which number in the millions, it is somehow humane and ethical to pop the head of an unborn baby, tear it to pieces and toss it in a garbage can, and yet hunting, fishing and trapping is inhumane.

Geez! At least most hunters eat what they kill. Do Leftists eat mutilated babies?

Perhaps then, if this country insists on living as mixed up, immoral murderers of babies while protecting animals, wildlife managers should begin a system of capturing and aborting the unwanted fetuses of animals in order to, not only control the population of certain species of animals but to also protect the rights of the female game animals who, according to many on the Left, should enjoy the same “rights” as us immoral and murdering, unethical and inhumane, Americans.

Nothing abnormal here. Move along.

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Earth Day Traditions

Everyone has their traditions for what to do on Earth Day – that fake celebration of causing the creation of many millionaires/billionaires who pushed for “environmental” causes using people as their pawns.

I have my Earth Day traditions as well. For a period of a few months leading up to Earth Day, I collect as much Styrofoam and plastic objects as I can. My favorite item to collect is an old plastic tarp, preferably partly shredded. On Earth Day, I build a large fire in my outdoor fire pit and burn my collection. It’s good for the soul. Shredded tarps burn exceptionally well and last a long time.

Do you have traditions, perhaps like the one depicted in the below photograph that shows the brilliance of your environmentalism?

 

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Isle Royale’s Reversal of Global Warming

If we listen to those who assume the high ground and are the only bearers of “Best Available Science” we are told that moose are struggling to survive in several places across the country and it’s all, directly or indirectly, being caused by global warming.

We learn that the wolf population on Isle Royale has, for all intent and purposes, killed itself off for various reasons. Because the wolves are gone, the moose population is “undergoing a population explosion.”

But don’t think for a moment it is exploding because there’s only two wolves left alive. No, no! It must be that somehow, the two remaining wolves have “magically,” as their magic has no bounds, reversed the effects of global warming and thus are growing more moose to kill and eat. According to the same “High-Grounders” because there are now more moose, the result of the wolves’ magic, more magic will take place in that wolves will rebound because there is more food. Seeing all those moose causes their reproductive organs to go bonkers. Let’s hope the wolves aren’t too busy moving rivers to save the birds. And even though disease and inbreeding killed the wolves, we know the moose have no diseases and there are no “weak and sickly” ones left because the moose magically took care of that.

Maybe it’s time that we look very closely at these magical moose such that Al Gore can spread them across the entire planet to spare us all from the devastation of global warming. Maybe they will even magically kill the sickly and weak among the people. Think of the money we could save.

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Stay Off My Land You SOB Part II

It’s absurd if you think about it and I predict in time it will become even more absurd. What am I talking about? I’m talking about a Maine proposed piece of totalitarian law, LD 128 (shown below as it currently is written) that would require anyone to obtain written permission from the landowner to forage for wild edibles, whether for personal or commercial use. If you happen to be wearing a sidearm at the time of your “arrest,” you’ll go to jail and have your birthday taken away from you. Adding that bit to the legislation makes you wonder exactly who the SOB was behind such a stupid bill.

I had written previously about this proposal back in December 2016, stating that there already exist laws on the Books that provide the legal means of keeping people off your private property. I pointed out that a better approach would be some kind of education program that helps people understand about respecting the landowner and seeking permission before deliberately entering private land for the purpose of foraging for wild edibles, or for any other purpose.

There are other serious repercussions such a bill would cause. As is explained by Maine Sen. Paul Davis, “I wouldn’t want to see somebody that was out brook fishing catch a trout, pick a few fiddleheads to go along with the trout, have a gun with him and get arrested for a felony.”

Outdoor writer, V. Paul Reynolds says that, “Don’t kid yourself, LD 128 will be the death knell for those of us in Maine who enjoy gathering wild edibles.”

It would do even more than destroy the long-time tradition of foraging for wild edibles. It is also the beginning of what Mainers would recognize as “reverse land posting.” This has been voiced by the current Executive Director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, David Trahan. At present, private land in Maine is open for access unless the landowner legally posts his land. Hunters and some other outdoor sportsmen understand the vital importance of maintaining that access and as such have gone out of their way to educate the sportsmen to always get permission before hunting, etc. Of course, in the example given by Sen. Paul Davis, one might end up fishing a stream and in the process enter onto someone’s land where things like fiddleheads are found. This can only be complicated by existing laws in water rights of way.

At the end of this piece, I’ve posted and made available, the current proposal. Already the sponsor of the bill is trying to bail himself out, because the bill is extremely totalitarian, and change the wording to include only commercial harvesting of wild things. In addition, looking over the bill, someone took the lazy man’s approach to this bill and it appears they didn’t really fully understand what the intent of an amended existing bill would do….or did they?

LD 128, as written, is nothing more than amending the current law on the prohibition of stealing Christmas trees. Anyone with half a brain should be able to understand that there is a huge difference between stealing millions of Christmas trees, to satisfy the Pagan’s, false religion, and rummaging through the forest looking for mushrooms, fiddleheads or dandelion greens.

Now to my prediction. Judging by the direction this country is headed, I would suspect that the fascists in government will see this is an opportunity to pounce in order to further tax the worker drones, while appeasing the large landowners. In this case in Maine, the Maine Woodlot Owners favor this bill. So what might this “pouncing” look like? First, anyone wishing to “forage” for wild edibles would need to be licensed. A license would have to cost at least the same amount as a hunting or fishing license would. If you are from out-of-state prepare to pay in excess of $100.00 to pick up a handful of dandelion greens for supper.

But, before you can get the Foragers License, one must take a course from a registered and certified professional forager, i.e. Environmentalist. This may or may not cost the forager money.

For each trip into the forests, by first obtaining written permission from the landowner and paying said landowner a fee, the amount of which is up to the landowner but there would be a tax paid to the government as part of the fee, each “harvest” item would have to be tagged and registered with the state…another tax and fee. Mind you having such regulation would not change anything as it pertains to the landowner, fearful someone might be getting something to eat off his land. Crooks, who steal now, will continue to steal. But don’t go look!

Sound ridiculous? Well, it isn’t. This is exactly what the same clowns calling for bills like LD 128 want to see as far as land access goes – paying to play on private land and giving the landowner the freedom to charge whatever amount the market will bear and limiting access to only the chosen few…who have the most money.

The future.

Maine 128 - SP 47 item 1
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