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North Carolina May Declare Official State Religion Under New Bill

North Carolina May Declare Official State Religion Under New Bill

Commented Apr 3, 2013 at 11:13:28 in Politics

“I was born and raised in North Carolina. Highly educated and very liberal. Most of the people I know are as well. Urban areas are quite progressive and vote blue, but the rural areas are very red. Its like a microcosm of the US, except in NC, the crazies won majorities in the last election. I'm making plans to escape.”

CoastalNC on Apr 3, 2013 at 11:29:58

“Please don't leave billtoe....then they will outnumber us even more.

fanned”

christiana on Apr 3, 2013 at 11:18:26

“My mother was born and raised in North Carolina and you're right. Because of large numbers of transplants from the north many parts are now quite liberal. But those rural areas-yikes. Let's just say it makes South Carolina look rather progressive.”
Renewable Energy Policy Uncertainty Stalls A Fossil Fuel-Free Future, Experts Say

Renewable Energy Policy Uncertainty Stalls A Fossil Fuel-Free Future, Experts Say

Commented Feb 15, 2013 at 16:44:34 in Green

“Wow.. Where is the nuclear lobby getting all the money to pay you guys to constantly post this stuff... Nuclear is a total non-starter.. and every day, there is more bad news for the industry. There is never going to be a resurgence of the nuclear industry!! Give up already!!”

PEinEE on Feb 15, 2013 at 17:36:39

“There is no nuclear lobby. The industry is broke. There is a very large Big Oil lobby though pushing wind and solar on these pages.

There are over 400 nukes in the construction cycle world wide. The BRIC countries all see nuke as their energy growth regime.

No doubt the US and the West will follow as gas prices triple to the cost of production and our economies are crippled by high energy prices as the BRIC countries economies soar on dirt cheep nuke power.”
Renewable Energy Policy Uncertainty Stalls A Fossil Fuel-Free Future, Experts Say

Renewable Energy Policy Uncertainty Stalls A Fossil Fuel-Free Future, Experts Say

Commented Feb 15, 2013 at 16:36:05 in Green

“This is the latest talking point from the well funded fossil fuel lobby... and is being interjected into every conversation on the subject of renewables (as you know). In reality, the investment that China is putting into renewables and the resulting growth rate is enormous. The result of these investments will cause changes in China that will be astounding to the rest of the world in a few years. But of course by the time everyone knows this, you and the fossil fuel lobby will be pushing some other lame talking point.”
Bad Economy Is New Normal, More Americans Say

Bad Economy Is New Normal, More Americans Say

Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 14:04:13 in Business

“Dude, You have posted 29 comments on this article, and they all just say negative things about the president. You do know the elections are over, right?”

deezus on Feb 7, 2013 at 14:07:13

“What is there good to say about him?”
Energy Secretary Steven Chu Resigns, Chastises Climate Deniers And Clean-Energy Critics

Energy Secretary Steven Chu Resigns, Chastises Climate Deniers And Clean-Energy Critics

Commented Feb 2, 2013 at 12:03:11 in Green

“Dude, Its a letter to his staff.”

hp blogger Jeffrey P. Colin on Feb 2, 2013 at 14:57:11

“It is also proclamation to the world at large, or it would not be in the news. Interoffice memos don't make headlines. Think about it.”
Steven Chu Resigning: Energy Secretary To Step Down From Obama Administration Post

Steven Chu Resigning: Energy Secretary To Step Down From Obama Administration Post

Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 15:31:52 in Politics

“Steven Chu is a great and brave man...

The fossil fuel industry has more money, influence and power than any entity that has ever existed. At the same time, intelligent people know that our civilization has to ween itself off of these fuels in order to survive. Dr Chu and the DOE made enemies in the fossil fuel industry in order to get this process moving. You can read lots of comments here from the well paid fossil fuel lobbyists to see what it is like to take on the fossil fuel industry.

I saw Dr Chu in DC a few years ago at the Solar Decathlon and he was being treated like a rock star. He certainly deserved to be!”

pitlover52 on Feb 1, 2013 at 15:39:40

“for being stupid?”
Obama's Climate Change Promise: Procurement Could Offer Solution

Obama's Climate Change Promise: Procurement Could Offer Solution

Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 10:44:53 in Politics

“That is a fossil fuel industry talking point. In reality, it is all about economies of scale. I suspect you already knew that.”
Obama's Climate Change Promise: Procurement Could Offer Solution

Obama's Climate Change Promise: Procurement Could Offer Solution

Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 22:04:20 in Politics

“Dude.. I have an EV. I charge it with solar panels. My dad does too. It ain't rocket science.”

waaboos on Jan 22, 2013 at 22:33:15

“Do you have any idea how much environmental destruction is required to manufacture the battery in that silly little thing?”

MJ galt on Jan 22, 2013 at 22:09:21

“That's the only way electric cars make it greener.  You are to be congratulated for your good example.”
Micaela Schaefer Shows Sideboob In VHS Tape Dress To 'Men In Black III' Premiere (PHOTOS, POLL)

Micaela Schaefer Shows Sideboob In VHS Tape Dress To 'Men In Black III' Premiere (PHOTOS, POLL)

Commented May 16, 2012 at 18:44:41 in Style

“Wow! I've always totally ignored "social news" articles on HuffPost but this one caught my eye somehow and I checked it out. And I'm very glad I did! Hi-light of my freaking day! What a gorgeous women, and I love the dress, and love the side-boob shots, and I'm sure I will love the movie!
I'm thinking our next "theme party" may be that you can only wear video tape.... and a hat..”
Washington Post Corrects Light Bulb Math Without Telling Readers

Washington Post Corrects Light Bulb Math Without Telling Readers

Commented Mar 12, 2012 at 20:20:47 in Media

SoDoSomething on Mar 12, 2012 at 21:16:47

“The difference is that the L-Prize bulb uses 10 watts vs. the earlier version sold at HD, which uses 12 watts.”
huffingtonpost entry

Newt Gingrich Leaves 30-Year Trail Of Debts, Lawsuits And Bankruptcies In His Wake

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 12:26:13 in Politics

““The latest polls show Romney and Rick Santorum neck and neck. Not to be confused with Newt Gingrich, who is shown in the polls as chin to chin.” –David Letterman”
Solar Industry Overcapacity Could Drag On For Some Time

Solar Industry Overcapacity Could Drag On For Some Time

Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 18:01:55 in Green

“I've seen this article all over the net. In reality, if you tracked down the solar predictions made for the last X years by the analysts that are quoted in the article, it would show that they have never even been close to accurate. Seriously, there is NO correlation between how often an analyst is quoted in articles like this, and the actual accuracy of that analyst. The person writing the article is a journalist that has zero understanding of the solar industry, but has to write an article about it, and the "analysts" gets free advertising by throwing out either random guesses they have about the future of the solar industry, or whatever movement would allow their company to make the most money in the market... And then people read the article and think they are getting accurate info from experts.
Also, if you ever read an article that has the words "could" or "may" in the title, then it will contain no information of value. So the real title of this article is "Solar Industry Overcapacity Could Drag On For Some Time... OR it could not". I personally don't think it will, but I'm not an "analyst" so I don't get quoted in articles like this. Also, sometimes I'm wrong... although not as often as people who get quoted in articles like this..”

Genders on Feb 16, 2012 at 02:23:12

“Probably true, overcapacity leads to lower prices, leads to greater demand. There goes the over capacity.”
huffingtonpost entry

Keystone XL Pipeline: Obama Administration Announcing It Will Not Go Forward With Controversial Plan

Commented Jan 19, 2012 at 11:13:10 in Green

“@proranger Did you forget to take your medication again?”

ProRanger7777 on Jan 19, 2012 at 11:35:30

“Oh I take them every day. I just dont drink the BO Kool Aid you have been sucking down by the gallon.”
huffingtonpost entry

Keystone XL Pipeline: Obama Administration Announcing It Will Not Go Forward With Controversial Plan

Commented Jan 18, 2012 at 14:57:45 in Green

“Oh right!! We scored!! Now the score is:
Fossil Fuel Industry: 4560
Environment: 5
I'm taking the rest of the day off.”
huffingtonpost entry

Beyond Detroit Auto Show Hype, Gas-Powered Models Still Rule

Commented Jan 10, 2012 at 15:49:27 in Business

“The article is missing a big part of the solution. In just a few years, the game changer in the car industry will be composite materials like carbon fiber that are stronger and much lighter than steel. A lighter vehicle goes further and faster on the same gallon or kwh. Like all technologies, it will take a while for economics to work, and for car manufactures to re-tool. Its a major shift. BMW plans to ship a carbon fiber car in late 2013.
Also, with an electric vehicle, you can put motors in the wheels. This removes a very heavy drive train and so the car goes even further. Its all about weight.”

realorpretend on Jan 11, 2012 at 00:20:23

“The real tragedy is that you won't get the thrill of a stick shift and there will never be a classic car again as the electronics will only last 6-8 years before the parts are obsolete, no longer made, and mostly corroded….

sadness.”

JDINTX on Jan 10, 2012 at 18:28:57

“Carbon fiber autos for the mass are decades, if ever away. Lighter weight cars are not the answer. Natural gas could run every auto/truck in this country with an inexpensive conversion.”

Peter Combs on Jan 10, 2012 at 17:25:14

“They will be making Gasoline powered cars from composite as well, which will boost milage for those cars also...the drive trains for gas cars are alreay being modified to lighter designs..”

WasteNJ on Jan 10, 2012 at 17:03:01

“It's definitely all about weight. I dropped about 60-70 lbs on the drift car when I swapped out the front end metal body panels for carbon fiber ones. CF is good stuff, but expensive and super hard to repair for a typical vehicle, at least nowadays.

There are plenty out there now, the Corvette Z06 and ZR1 are either part or fully carbon bodies. The Nissan GT-R has a ton of carbon panels, and the supercars (Lexus LF-A, Ferrari, Lambo, Aston Martin, Saleen, Henessey, blah blah) are all carbon bodied... but spendy and slow to produce.

Drivetrain loss is a place where a lot of efficiency could be gained with something like the motorized wheels, we need to get outside the box for those types of vehicles...

f/f”

eric14 on Jan 10, 2012 at 16:29:10

“Of course these measures will be countered in some cases by consequences of obesity epidemic.”
Of Energy Wars And Energy Revolutions: Michael A. Levi's 'The Power Surge'

Of Energy Wars And Energy Revolutions: Michael A. Levi's 'The Power Surge'

Commented Jun 24, 2013 at 16:15:48 in Green

“@SJC - I have an EV, solar panels, and net metering, so to me the age of storage would appear to be already here.”
C'mon ABC: Since When Is Ann Coulter a Serious Analyst?

C'mon ABC: Since When Is Ann Coulter a Serious Analyst?

Commented Aug 7, 2012 at 10:51:09 in Media

“Yeah at one point Fareed Zakaria's show GPS was one of my favorite news shows. Watched it every Sunday. Then one day (over a year ago) he had Coulter on his show. I turned it off and have never watched GPS since... and feel quite betrayed by Fareed. If you invite Coulter on your show, then you are no longer a news show.”
A Time for Bold Action to Build a Sustainable Economy

A Time for Bold Action to Build a Sustainable Economy

Commented Jun 24, 2012 at 17:24:40 in Green

“Sounds like you read the first paragraph of the article, and then posted a straw man argument in the comments, using a contrived example, while quoting a line that has no logical connection to your argument.”
Cape Wind Project Approval Was 'Highly Political,' FAA Employees Claim

Cape Wind Project Approval Was 'Highly Political,' FAA Employees Claim

Commented Jun 15, 2012 at 13:58:01 in Green

“LOL.. Are you reading from a script? That is EXACTLY how a paid lobbyist for the fossil fuel industry is trained to respond to accusations like mine. When your BS is confronted, you respond with level 2 BS. Now you can throw your level 3 BS at me where you start throwing out made-up data from right wing propaganda tanks.

With enough money, you can convince half the population that the sky is green. Give us a break!”

barbaradurkin on Jun 15, 2012 at 15:59:21

“I note you avoid debate on the issue with which I recognize you are unfamiliar. The wind/fossil fuel lobby has half the population convinced that wind energy is beneficial. Don't you consider the information source might have a vested interest in making promises unrealized by the public already on the hook for Solyndra, Evergreen Solar, Beacon Power, bankruptcy filings?

The formula is the same for Cape Wind as the developer also has minimum "skin in the game". The public assumes all risks and three times current electric cost by a source that's unreliable, offshore Cape Wind.

Apply that logic to the FAA that appears to have had its marching orders on wind energy projects by the Obama Administration.

Are you not concerned that politics trumps public safety threatened by wind turbines due to their interference with radar? There are over 400,000 flights in this airspace each year. The courts overturned the FAA No Hazard Determination for Cape Wind. Do you think it's acceptable that the FAA is subjected to political pressure from the White House regarding their determinations on hazards to public safety?”
Cape Wind Project Approval Was 'Highly Political,' FAA Employees Claim

Cape Wind Project Approval Was 'Highly Political,' FAA Employees Claim

SkiingGator on Jun 16, 2012 at 04:20:24

“interesting link - food for thought”
Cape Wind Project Approval Was 'Highly Political,' FAA Employees Claim

Cape Wind Project Approval Was 'Highly Political,' FAA Employees Claim

Commented Jun 15, 2012 at 12:03:48 in Green

“The Fossil Fuel industry spends billions of dollars to spread the exact propaganda you are espousing here. I assume you are getting a piece of that large pie...”

barbaradurkin on Jun 15, 2012 at 13:23:03

“While Cape Wind EMI was under permitting, the developer proposed a diesel-fired fuel plant next to an elementary school in Chelsea, MA.

I'm not paid to voice my objections against a public safety hazard. Or paid to publicly call out deliberate political pressure intended to advance an agenda, public subsidies by rent seekers in exchange for unreliable and cost-prohibitive offshore wind energy.

'The Wind Lobby Is Powered by Fossil Fuels'

"...Furthermore, the American Wind Energy Association’s spokesmen and their many boosters in the blogosphere regularly deride anyone who criticizes industrial wind projects as somehow being in the thrall of the fossil fuel sector. But their rhetoric doesn’t match reality. The hard truth is this: AWEA represents the fossil fuel industry..."”
Cape Wind Project Approval Was 'Highly Political,' FAA Employees Claim

Cape Wind Project Approval Was 'Highly Political,' FAA Employees Claim

Commented Jun 15, 2012 at 12:01:24 in Green

“Jeez. Why is this article in the "green" section? It should be moved to the BS section. The fossil fuel industry is spending unknown billions of dollars a year to bring down renewable energy and BS articles like this one are constantly being written as a result. and distributed around the net.

Here is a link to a article that explains why fossil fuel companies hate solar power (wind power's younger sibling). Solar brings down the cost of electricity, but most people don't know that because the fossil fuel industry spends billions of dollars to convince us that the opposite is true.”
Bill Gates Never Ran an Energy Company

Bill Gates Never Ran an Energy Company

Commented Apr 15, 2012 at 20:12:30 in Green

“Oooooo... Robert says he has a ph.d. A doctor of Lobbying.. LOL!!”
Italy Green Energy Incentives To Be Scaled Back

Italy Green Energy Incentives To Be Scaled Back

Commented Apr 5, 2012 at 21:47:34 in Green

“@oilpatch Give us a break dude... You obviously have no idea how much an Air Craft carrier costs to build and operate and how many are required to protect the shipment of oil around the world. You don't pay for them at the pump. You also have no idea how much the burning of oil and coal increases worldwide medical costs. And yes, the burning of fossil fuels causes climate change, and that cost is going to be astronomical.. The actual cost of fossil fuel is easily 10 times the cost of renewable energy. So spare us your propaganda.”
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