Skip to comments.The Algae President (Saturbray)
Posted on 02/25/2012 7:48:37 AM PST by bray
Whoever does not LOVE does not know God, because God is LOVE. 1 John 4:8
Once again Obozo vilifies the evil oil companies and hides behind the myth that you cannot drill your way out of the oil crisis. Well he has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt you cant pour money into Solyndra and get anything but empty slogans. Rather than losing a half a billion of taxpayer dollars down the favorite Rat laundry machine, we could have let an American company invest its own money putting Americans to work producing American oil. The best part of this equation is that rather than costing the American taxpayers one single dime, the oil companies would have paid tax dollars in royalties. They are proving beyond a doubt that liberals have no idea how this country works.
His speech on energy was embarrassing in he gave his marching orders to the gathered press secretaries claiming that drilling has nothing to do with price when most of us have been warning of this shortage since Keystone and beyond. This is the direct affect of his prohibition of drilling in the Gulf, the Federal lands moratorium and finally Keystone. It is a bigger problem of a lack of refining capabilities that we have to provide refined products around the world since there is a worldwide shortage of both oil and refineries although not for long.
This is the same old liberal hatred of the oil companies and his fundamental religious following of the Global Warming fraud. To pretend that you cannot drill and develop your resources to reduce the shortage of that very resource is so short sighted and disingenuous it would be a joke if it wasnt so expensive. He and the DNC are simply driving this country into financial destruction over a fraud and a scam invented by agenda driven junk science so everybody has to pay their tithes whether they belong to the cult or not. This theocracy has enslaved the entire country.
His answer was algae which is the favorite solution of Energy Secretary Chu. This is what he won his Nobel Prize putting him in some fine company indeed. If you thought solar or wind were socialist boondoggles you havent seen nothing yet. Can anybody imagine the size of the algae ponds required to replace even a percentage of the worldwide need? This is simply another bad idea to avoid having to drill and support the hated oil companies.
Secretary Chu is a Global Warming extremist who claimed the Sierra Nevada Mountains would be snow free by the year 2017 which was a major reason the commie libs closed down farming in the Central Valley of California. Those same mountains have had record snowfalls over the past three years as we head into a cooling trend. Now they want to do to America what they did to those farmers with algae.
This increase in gas prices is going to further damage an already weak economy right when it was beginning to pull itself out of the Obama Meltdown. The higher prices are going to force Americans to put more money into their tanks rather than going to dinner once a week or a new car payment they were starting to enjoy with the lowering gas prices. This will once again make every consumer item higher than it is today thanks to higher freight and production costs cutting into the profits and driving prices higher. One of those prices of course is food which is almost fifty percent freight and energy costs in one form or another forcing the food budgets up.
None of this needed to happen if we had a president who was a champion of America rather than an enemy. It is time for America to decide if they want to live in a Soviet style communist country like we have now or unleash the power of capitalism. We have never had a pure capitalist economy since the 1920s and it is time to begin the roaring teens. It is time to throw the Stalinists out of office and begin to free the American industry and let hard work and creativity to again rule the day. Rather we have to listen to an extreme commie tell us we need to live like North Koreans while locking up all of our resources and opportunities to their Fatherland.
We are fighting a religious cult that believes anything you do to the earth, wind or water will make the earth gods mad. They believe if they live a perfect life in relation to these gods they will be good people and go to their liberal heaven. They are more than willing to enslave the entire country to a life of absolute slavery if it will make them good people. These people believe America is an evil capitalistic country that has hurt the earth and deserves punishment so now that they are in power they will deal that punishment to those evil industries like oil. So we end up with $4/gal gas in the middle of a recession when it should be under $3 as penance.
This gas shortage can be laid right in the lap of Barack No Oilbama. He has been at war with the oil companies from the day he entered the office and this is legacy. Until we have a energy policy that doesnt revolve around windmills and rainbows we are always going to be slaves to the pump. Until we decide we want to return to capitalism and industrialism then we will run around pretending we dont need oil or electricity in massive quantities worshipping the earth and living North Korean lifestyles. We will have a country where those inside the inner circle enjoy glorious vacations burning massive amounts of fuel eating caviar and wagyu beef while we decide between dinner or algae.
Pray for America
OK..”Creature from the black lagoon” is raaaaaaacciiiiiisssttt!....sigh...(beating self senseless)
John Kennedy, Sept 1962 Rice University (excerpts)
No man can fully grasp how far and how fast we have come, but condense, if you will, the 50,000 years of man¹s recorded history in a time span of but a half-century. Stated in these terms, we know very little about the first 40 years, except at the end of them advanced man had learned to use the skins of animals to cover them. Then about 10 years ago, under this standard, man emerged from his caves to construct other kinds of shelter. Only five years ago man learned to write and use a cart with wheels. Christianity began less than two years ago. The printing press came this year, and then less than two months ago, during this whole 50-year span of human history, the steam engine provided a new source of power.
Newton explored the meaning of gravity. Last month electric lights and telephones and automobiles and airplanes became available. Only last week did we develop penicillin and television and nuclear power, and now if America’s new spacecraft succeeds in reaching Venus, we will have literally reached the stars before midnight tonight.
This is a breathtaking pace, and such a pace cannot help but create new ills as it dispels old, new ignorance, new problems, new dangers. Surely the opening vistas of space promise high costs and hardships, as well as high reward.
So it is not surprising that some would have us stay where we are a little longer to rest, to wait. But this city of Houston, this State of Texas, this country of the United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them. This country was conquered by those who moved forward—and so will space.
William Bradford, speaking in 1630 of the founding of the Plymouth Bay Colony, said that all great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, and both must be enterprised and overcome with answerable courage.
If this capsule history of our progress teaches us anything, it is that man, in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred. The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space.
In the last 24 hours we have seen facilities now being created for the greatest and most complex exploration in man’s history. We have felt the ground shake and the air shattered by the testing of a Saturn C-1 booster rocket, many times as powerful as the Atlas which launched John Glenn, generating power equivalent to 10,000 automobiles with their accelerators on the floor. We have seen the site where the F-1 rocket engines, each one as powerful as all eight engines of the Saturn combined, will be clustered together to make the advanced Saturn missile, assembled in a new building to be built at Cape Canaveral as tall as a 48 story structure, as wide as a city block, and as long as two lengths of this field.
Within these last 19 months at least 45 satellites have circled the earth. Some 40 of them were “made in the United States of America” and they were far more sophisticated and supplied far more knowledge to the people of the world than those of the Soviet Union.
The Mariner spacecraft now on its way to Venus is the most intricate instrument in the history of space science. The accuracy of that shot is comparable to firing a missile from Cape Canaveral and dropping it in this stadium between the the 40-yard lines.
Transit satellites are helping our ships at sea to steer a safer course. Tiros satellites have given us unprecedented warnings of hurricanes and storms, and will do the same for forest fires and icebergs.
We have had our failures, but so have others, even if they do not admit them. And they may be less public.
To be sure, we are behind, and will be behind for some time in manned flight. But we do not intend to stay behind, and in this decade, we shall make up and move ahead.
The growth of our science and education will be enriched by new knowledge of our universe and environment, by new techniques of learning and mapping and observation, by new tools and computers for industry, medicine, the home as well as the school. Technical institutions, such as Rice, will reap the harvest of these gains.
And finally, the space effort itself, while still in its infancy, has already created a great number of new companies, and tens of thousands of new jobs. Space and related industries are generating new demands in investment and skilled personnel, and this city and this State, and this region, will share greatly in this growth. What was once the furthest outpost on the old frontier of the West will be the furthest outpost on the new frontier of science and space. Houston, your City of Houston, with its Manned Spacecraft Center, will become the heart of a large scientific and engineering community. During the next 5 years the National Aeronautics and Space Administration expects to double the number of scientists and engineers in this area, to increase its outlays for salaries and expenses to $60 million a year; to invest some $200 million in plant and laboratory facilities; and to direct or contract for new space efforts over $1 billion from this Center in this City.
But if I were to say, my fellow citizens, that we shall send to the moon, 240,000 miles away from the control station in Houston, a giant rocket more than 300 feet tall, the length of this football field, made of new metal alloys, some of which have not yet been invented, capable of standing heat and stresses several times more than have ever been experienced, fitted together with a precision better than the finest watch, carrying all the equipment needed for propulsion, guidance, control, communications, food and survival, on an untried mission, to an unknown celestial body, and then return it safely to earth, re-entering the atmosphere at speeds of over 25,000 miles per hour, causing heat about half that of the temperature of the sun—almost as hot as it is here today—and do all this, and do it right, and do it first before this decade is out—then we must be bold.
Barack Obama, February 2012 ( a fundraiser somewhere in America):
” My vision of the way forward for America from the present crisis is, in a word, “Pond Scum”. Trust me and dont believe those shifty republicans that want to deny you contraception and for us to drill in Anwar or build a pipeline from British Columbia or would have us resume drilling in the Gulf if anybody could get the global oil companies to bring their rigs back. Pond Scum... I grow it in my house, you can grow it in yours. I am going to propose a government program to pay you $10 an hour to group pond scum in your house and thereby bring the unemployment rate in America down to 8.1% and it will only push the deficit up another trillion or so. To help pay for this sustainable technology program I intend to mothball the Pacific 7th Fleet and Med 6th Fleet. This will also let the the Russians and Chinese know we are peace loving, unless you are a tent dwelling dictator I can bomb for weeks without fear of retribution. Now if we can only find a way to turn old clunker automobiles into energy. Dream Big America!”
Rick Santorum got it right the other day when he said that the earth is ours to steward and use for our benefit,rather that elevate earth as an idol to be worshipped.
“Secretary Chu is a Global Warming extremist who claimed the Sierra Nevada Mountains would be snow free by the year 2017...”
Do you have a link to this, I’d like to archive it.
Big Algae is ripping us off!!
Algae has a lot going for it and will be a great source of fuel. The problem is using the potential of algae as a source of liquid fuel to justify not using our existing resources. Right target, wrong reason.
The author should google Algae fuel and see some of the work being done.
There are so many companies much closer to producing volume biofuel from used fat, of which there is an almost unlimited supply. I am invested in Biofuels Energy (BFLS) which seems much more promising.
I’m going to invest what few funds I have left in algae futures. If the geologist-in-chief has recommended it, what could POSSIBLY go wrong?
If someone figured out how to create oil from algae economically on an industrial scale the greens would fight the construction of every factory anywhere in the country.
Obama would support them. Their enthusiasm for any energy technology is inversely proportional to how practical it is.
Where do you get the idea that there is an unlimited supply of fat? Are you being sarcastic?
Just clone Al Gore and hook them all up to solar-powered liposuction. All the biofuel you could possibly ever use. What to feed the Goreplex array, though?
I need only look down to see it...
Sometimes the level of dishonesty is such that it just takes your breath away.
I hear people defending Obama saying “we have to reduce our dependence on foreign oil” when absolutely everything this president does increases our dependence on imported oil.
They like to point out that production is going up, without noticing that he is attacking it everywhere he can. North Dakota oil, under attack. Gulf coast oil, under attack. Alaska oil, under attack.
I hear them using environmental concern as a way of excusing the killing of the Keystone pipeline, ignoring the fact that there is already a dense network of oil and gas pipelines criss-crossing this country. There are gas pipelines running down every street in America, for crying out loud.
So now the talking point of the moment is that Repubs are using rising gas prices for political advantage. When all he has to do to steal the issue back is to start drilling, and start building pipelines, and do it... three years ago.
“You can’t drill your way to energy independence” the O likes to say. But as a point of fact, thats exactly the way you do it.
Here’s a guy who has really thought it out:
Even a regular compact car, that gets 30 miles to the gallon, would go 3.3 miles on the 3500 Calories contained in a pound of fat.
[Algae has a lot going for it and will be a great source of fuel. ]
Algae sucks as a liquid fuel substitute. It benefits from carbon pumping, so you want to put it next to coal plants. But then you might as well burn it in the furnaces cause otherwise you have to process megatons of it. And yes I researched it thoroughly, even bought some algae websites.
They've already started: World Bank Urges Global Action to Save Oceans They will head off using any of Earth's sun absorbing ocean surface to grow genetically engineered algae. The water, real estate, and sunshine are unlimited and free for the taking. Petroleum could be entirely replaced using less than 2% of the ocean surface, but the lefties will have none of it. They think they've got us cornered and are not about to let us go free.
The algae breakthrough will come from USA military research spending, not from Barky's repeat of Carter's Aquatic Species Program. When the breakthrough happens is largely dependent on when we get serious about it. It will probably occur sometime within the next 50 years, which means we've got less than 50 years to pump all the oil out of the ground before it is completely worthless. Drill here, drill now, because it's going out of style!
It’s on my website where I wrote a post on him. Goggle Chu and Stanford and it will come up, it was one of his hallmarks.
Pray for America
I live near a small restaurant (seats approx. 60 people). The owner is a friend. He tells me he produces 6,000 gallons (36,000 pounds) of used cooking fat per month and has to pay for it to be pumped out of his storage tank and carted away. That’s 432,000 pounds of cooking fat in a year. From just one small restaurant. Per the latest tally (2007), there were 1,259,655 restaurants in the U.S. You bet there’s plenty of used oil.
I don't know anything about it but I do know living things need more then sunshine to grow. If you are taking millions of gallons of oil out of the ocean every year(via algae) something is being taken out of the ocean to make it that and will have to be replaced.
What inputs (besides sunlight) will this process use?
In 2004 Americans used 391 million gallons of gas/day.
A risk about genetically engineered algae is they could go berserk. Left unchecked they might cover the Earth's oceans 20 feet deep in oil.
The plants need other nutrients to do their job but these atoms are recycled.