Just Say No To Campfires And Grilling


No more bonfires at the beach
No more bonfires at the beach

In the latest blow to even the most hard core, cave dwelling, stone-age-style living environmentalist, soot is now being blamed as nearly equal to carbon emissions for cranking up the thermostat on our planet.

Grilling a hamburger, enjoying a fire at the beach, cooking with something other than a solar oven, and old-style diesel engines (which are still in use outside the United States), are all perpetuating the drastic, human caused, global warming.

Really, the Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres (that is the name, I verified it) as reported by Slashgear, is claiming that new studies show soot from the aforementioned human activities have a much greater impact on global warming than previously thought. Nearly equal to that dastardly carbon.

And here I thought that cave dwelling, dead wood fuel burning, hunting and gathering was the ideal of the extremists in the environmental movement. I guess they need to reassess what the ideal really is since wood burning is now on the hit list as greatly problematic.

It seems impossible to keep track of what you can and cannot do. Let me see if I have this right. The following is a list of forbidden activities:

  • No driving a car or any transportation that isn’t exclusively solar powered since everything else creates carbon pollution
  • No heating or cooling your living or work quarters, all climate adjusting is limited to blankets, layering clothing, or hand fanning
  • No using electricity for any device unless exclusively solar powered
  • Forget all previous solar powered things since the batteries are manufactured and transported by a carbon and soot spewing manufacturing and logistics chain
  • No burning wood since the soot and carbon are a one-two punch of greenhouse evil
  • No grilling a burger or vegetable since the soot will bring about the destruction of the planet

Now that the alarmists are shaking their heads at the logic listed above, let me clarify something for you. Please do conserve where possible, don’t be wasteful and inefficient. Let’s find reasonable methods to conserve and preserve our environment that also don’t make me feel like I need to revert to Stone Age style living.

I am tired of GLOBAL WARMING having taking up all the air about the environment. Clean air, clean water, reduce chemical pollution, and basic health should all be the focus.

Start by exploiting our geothermal resources for electricity since it is a clean, renewable, baseload source for the grid. Second, use more of our natural gas since it is significantly cleaner than other hydrocarbon sources, meaning lower in carbon and nearly zero sulfur and mercury emissions . Third, let’s stop with the sky-is-falling tactics and take a rational approach to living balanced lives with concern for others and the environment in which we live.

So go enjoy your food, walk or ride your bicycle when possible, plant a food garden, speak loudly with your wallet, and remember that humans are not all that bad.


Al Gore’s Al Jazeera TV


Do you want a little jihad to go with your liberal viewpoint television? You sure will now!

As if we don’t have enough issues like politicians not dealing with fiscal issuespork-laden Sandy relief bills held up in Congress, and the Dallas Cowboys missing the playoffs

Al-Jazeera, famous for anti-US viewpoints that almost caused a diplomatic row in 2005 between the Bush White House and the Qatari government, will now take over a network that nobody watches. Oh, that’s right, Al-Jazeera is a government owned mouthpiece from the Middle East and Current TV averages 42,000 viewers during prime-time programming.

Only the population of a small suburb is watching Current TV at anytime yet Al-Jazeera bought out Al Gore and pals for $500 million?!?

You don’t think they want to get their propaganda across really badly, do you? Oh yes, let’s slowly brainwash Americans in the cultural war for mindshare, is what the amir (think monarchy) and his family are thinking with this expensive purchase.

Brace yourselves for the onslaught of verbal attacks that you are not open-minded enough to handle an alternate viewpoint if you don’t like Al-Jazeera taking over the airwaves in the U.S.

And I am one who enjoys Japan’s NHK and the U.K.’s BBC among other non-U.S. media sources.

No thanks, I am not interested in being brainwashed by a viewpoint that America bad, Islamic caliphate good. I will not be watching the newly branded Current TV/Al Jazeera English other than for laughs and to dissect the tales being told.

From MSN.com and AP:
Al-Jazeera, the Pan-Arab news channel that struggled to win space on American cable television, has acquired Current TV, boosting its reach in the U.S. nearly ninefold to about 40 million homes. With a focus on U.S. news, it plans to rebrand the left-leaning news network that cofounder Al Gore couldn’t make relevant.
The former vice president confirmed the sale Wednesday, saying in a statement that Al-Jazeera shares Current TV’s mission “to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling.”
The acquisition lifts Al-Jazeera’s reach beyond a few large U.S. metropolitan areas including New York and Washington, where about 4.7 million homes can now watch Al-Jazeera English.
Al-Jazeera, owned by the government of Qatar, plans to gradually transform Current into a network called Al-Jazeera America by adding five to 10 new U.S. bureaus beyond the five it has now and hiring more journalists. More than half of the content will be U.S. news and the network will have its headquarters in New York, spokesman Stan Collender said.”