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THE EPA CAN KISS MY GAS
boblonsberry.com ^ | 12/08/09 | Bob Lonsberry

Posted on 12/08/2009 5:22:40 AM PST by shortstop

Carbon dioxide is poison.

That’s what the EPA says.

The public health is at risk. Carbon dioxide is poison and an “endangerment” edict has been issued and the government is going to run your life.

Even more than it does already.

In one more Obama lurch toward totalitarianism, the administration announced yesterday that the Environmental Protection Agency has determined that carbon dioxide is a threat to clean air and that it, the EPA, claims the authority to impose binding rules across the society and economy to cut American production of CO2.

That’s right, the same CO2 you exhale something like 17,000 times a day.

The same CO2 that’s been a part of the earth’s atmosphere since before some primordial slug bred with a species of puss to produce the first Democrats.

Barack Obama has decided that CO2 is a danger you must be protected from. And on Wednesday, his EPA director, in a European backwater named after a brand of chewing tobacco, will explain to the world exactly how the American economy will be gutted.

And next week, after collecting his Nobel Peace Prize, Caesar Obama will himself stand before the high priesthood of the global-warming cult and share his wisdom.

And you and I will be dirt.

And what we used to know as America will be on the high road to extinction. Without a vote of Congress, without the people being consulted, contrary public opinion and priority, the president’s unelected minions will reshape the very nature of our lives.

Is that an overstatement?

No. It is, in fact, an understatement.

Because carbon dioxide is integral to our lives and livelihoods.

Like driving a car, eating food, having electricity, working our jobs and buying stuff at the store. All of those things – from our diets to our lights – produce CO2. Consequently, an Obama clamp down on CO2 is going to crimp those parts of our lives, making them more expensive and potentially unattainable.

Let’s start with transportation.

Though a single volcano spews forth more CO2 than all the cars in all the countries in all the history of humankind combined, personal transportation is not possible in a carbon dioxide-restricted society.

Translation: Kiss your car good bye.

Even these taxpayer-subsidized alternative energy cars produce CO2, though usually they do it indirectly, through the generation of electricity.

Your car is a huge producer of carbon dioxide. Do you think the government is going to let you keep driving it the way you always have?

And what about trucks?Trucks and trains – which combine to move almost all of American’s consumer goods – both produce high levels of carbon dioxide. That will be capped and taxed, and transportation costs will go up – and you will see that reflected on everything you buy at the store.Especially food.

Because the production of your food puts a lot of CO2 into the air. Vegetables, grains and fruits all require vehicles and processing – from irrigating to canning – that put out CO2. Food production is one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide in the nation.

Especially meat.Various global-warming cultists have said that the American diet – rich in meat and dairy – is the single-largest source of global-warming gasses in the developed world. Many of the global-warming leaders are also vegans and vegetarians.To save the planet, activists say, you have to stop eating meat.

And those activists have a friend in the White House. A friend who, with yesterday’s declaration, now has limitless power.To turn out your lights.Electricity is the foundation of modern life. It affects and enables almost everything we do. It also is a giant producer of carbon dioxide. Through wonderful coal and natural gas production, we have available and inexpensive electricity.But the global-warming people want to change that. With their cap-and-trade nonsense and their loathing of coal – remember Obama saying as a candidate he would bankrupt anybody who tried to open a coal-fired power plant? – the first place the EPA will look is electricity.Then we can all learn what rolling blackouts are, and what sky-high electric bills are.The issue won’t just be the affordability of electricity, it will be the availability of electricity.And nobody uses electricity like business. Factories and stores need it to function. And we need them to earn a paycheck. But as the Obama CO2 witch hunt goes forward, and business is burdened with global-warming costs, your boss isn’t going to be able to afford you.

If he can even stay in business.

All of this has come about without a single vote of Congress. This is not the will of the people as expressed by their elected representatives – as it’s supposed to be in a Republic – it is the dictate of liberal Obama appointees. We are slaves to the bureaucrats.

And there’s nothing we can do about it.Carbon dioxide is poison.

Maybe they’ll fine God for inventing it.


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You think EPA's crack scientists (that's scientists on crack) have it mixed up with carbon MONOXIDE?
1 posted on 12/08/2009 5:22:40 AM PST by shortstop
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To: shortstop
If CO2 is a dangerous pollutant, then the government can stop us humans from “polluting” by stopping us from breathing. IOW, the power of government shall be without limit.

This way lies tyranny and revolution.

2 posted on 12/08/2009 5:26:11 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: shortstop

“Many of the global-warming leaders are also vegans and vegetarians.To save the planet, activists say, you have to stop eating meat.”

Cut CO2,suffocate a plant, STARVE A VEGETARIAN.


3 posted on 12/08/2009 5:28:25 AM PST by o_zarkman44
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To: shortstop

Can we prioritize the list of humans who should “stop polluting”?


4 posted on 12/08/2009 5:28:57 AM PST by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: shortstop
You think EPA's crack scientists (that's scientists on crack) have it mixed up with carbon MONOXIDE?

No, and I'll tell you why:

After all the countless emissions mandates imposed on the auto industry, the only significant exhaust emissions are, CO2 and water.

The green-weenies had nothing else left to pick on.

5 posted on 12/08/2009 5:28:57 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: shortstop

“.....have it mixed up with carbon MONOXIDE?”

Nope. They know what their target for control is, and that is America, and Americans.


6 posted on 12/08/2009 5:29:07 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Travis McGee

Denying healthcare to seniors will reduce CO2 emmissions.


7 posted on 12/08/2009 5:29:48 AM PST by csmusaret (Fox is more of a news network than Obama is an American President.)
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To: Travis McGee

Another creative method of taxation it seems.
Tell all the green stuff that breaths Co2 that it poison and that they need to stop breating it. Whoop forgot that they exhale Oxy.


8 posted on 12/08/2009 5:30:38 AM PST by jedi150
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To: o_zarkman44

I think that as small children, envirowackos were over exposed to CO2, thus causing brain deficiencies.
They need to QUIT REBREATHING THEIR AIR.


9 posted on 12/08/2009 5:32:04 AM PST by o_zarkman44
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To: G Larry

High on the list must beer drinkers. Every time they pop the top they begin to emit CO2 that hangs around for ever

The same is true for Coke and Pepsi drinkers


10 posted on 12/08/2009 5:32:27 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Lukenbach Texas is barely there)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

This CO2 BS is going to be a nasty surprise to most Americans. The main industries that will be impacted are refiners, chemical plants and paper mills. About 20 years ago, those industries were forced to install flue gas desulphurization equipment on their dime. This CO2 restriction cost will raise the prices of all fuel big time. That means much higher gasoline, diesel, heating oil and electricity. Think about the last time diesel went way up, the cost of groceries went up very quickly. Add to that smaller companies that cannot get bank financing because the govt owns the banks. They will not be able to absorb that kind of govt manadated cost. Hope and change.


11 posted on 12/08/2009 5:34:47 AM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: shortstop

Watch for “The Freerepublic server uses too much CO2 and was confiscated.”


12 posted on 12/08/2009 5:43:04 AM PST by deadrock (Liberty is a bitch that needs to be bedded on a mattress of cadavers.)
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To: shortstop; livius; DollyCali; FrPR; TenthAmendmentChampion; Horusra; Delacon; Thunder90; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

13 posted on 12/08/2009 5:44:17 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Time to prosecute Al Gore now that fellow scam artist Bernie Madoff is in stir.)
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To: o_zarkman44

“Many of the global-warming leaders are also vegans and vegetarians.

Rumor has it, most of the leaders are also gaia worshipers.


14 posted on 12/08/2009 5:45:45 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: shortstop

EPA is poison.


15 posted on 12/08/2009 5:50:21 AM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: shortstop

BTTT


16 posted on 12/08/2009 5:52:36 AM PST by Edgewood Pilot
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To: Travis McGee
This way lies tyranny and revolution.

The communists will be "shocked" at the "unexpected over reaction" on the part of "extremists."

What surprises me is how enthusiastic they are about running themselves off the cliff as fast as possible. It's like the common sense possessed by a child escapes them.

17 posted on 12/08/2009 5:52:59 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

So, you have to conclude that it’s not “emissions” that they’re after, but industry and energy usage itself.

I swear, we’re going to have to drag these people down the steps by their ankles to get our point across.


18 posted on 12/08/2009 5:55:40 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MrB
I swear, we’re going to have to drag these people down the steps by their ankles to get our point across.

Indeed! Even then they may not get it - I think some would have to swing from lamposts.

19 posted on 12/08/2009 6:04:18 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Some of them are going to have to see their fellow elitists going for a lamppost ride before they “get it” that we the people are not going to be subjugated to their “superior vision”.


20 posted on 12/08/2009 6:06:27 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: shortstop
All of this has come about without a single vote of Congress. This is not the will of the people as expressed by their elected representatives – as it’s supposed to be in a Republic – it is the dictate of liberal Obama appointees. We are slaves to the bureaucrats.

And there’s nothing we can do about it.

?

When, in the course of human events, ...

21 posted on 12/08/2009 6:06:47 AM PST by PGalt
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To: shortstop

I wonder how many global warming gases come out of the barrel of a gun?


22 posted on 12/08/2009 6:16:38 AM PST by Gritty (Welcome to green hell, you bastards. Get ready to have the rat cage strapped to your face-Doug Giles)
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To: MrB
So, you have to conclude that it’s not “emissions” that they’re after, but industry and energy usage itself.

Since CO2 is a normal and naturally occuring compound, and the only way to reduce it is to eliminate the process that produces it (i.e. shut down power plants, park cars, close factories, kill cows, etc.), and since the gubmnit proposes "offsetting" the emission of the noxious CO2 by the payment of large sums of money (mostly to companies owned or controlled by AlGore), the actual purpose of these new regulations is to extort cash to fill their pockets.

The Emperor not only has not clothes, he is on a float parading down main street dry humping Tiger Woods accompanied by several dozen topless Las Vegas showgirls.

Sheesh! How can America be so stupid?!?!?

23 posted on 12/08/2009 6:17:27 AM PST by Conservative_Rob
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To: G Larry

Volunteer to become Soylent Green...


24 posted on 12/08/2009 6:34:52 AM PST by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: Gritty
10 KNO3 + 3 S + 8 C → 2 K2CO3 + 3 K2SO4 + 6 CO2 + 5 N2 (yes, folks, it is a simplified reaction equation)
25 posted on 12/08/2009 6:37:53 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: bert
High on the list must beer drinkers.

Molon Labe.

26 posted on 12/08/2009 6:58:01 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: MrB
(yes, folks, it is a simplified reaction equation)

Simple if I could remember a damn thing about chemistry...

Otherwise, it just makes my brain go "ouch."

27 posted on 12/08/2009 7:00:44 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: MrB

Ah, gunpowder. Sad that I had to look it up. I never really was any good at following the chemical equations, however, I can tell you that hydric acid can be deadly when inhaled, but for some reason, it’s benign when ingested.


28 posted on 12/08/2009 7:03:49 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

OK, let’s just say this -

yes, discharge of gunpowder-based cartridges DOES produce CO2 in significant quantities.


29 posted on 12/08/2009 7:04:57 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MrB
yes, discharge of gunpowder-based cartridges DOES produce CO2 in significant quantities.

But the recipient of the projectile is far more likely to die of lead poisoning than CO2 poisoning.

30 posted on 12/08/2009 7:50:29 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: Rummyfan

...or a bullet between the eyes....that solution is rapidly becoming an option...


31 posted on 12/08/2009 8:53:26 AM PST by Fedupwithit (The Constitution was written with a pen, and it was enforced with a gun. No one listens to a pen.)
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To: MrB
That's black powder, not smokeless. Oh, so we're gonna let the folks with "primitive weapons" go first, just like in deer season. I get it.

Carry on.

32 posted on 12/08/2009 9:08:54 AM PST by thulldud (It HAS happened here!)
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To: shortstop
You think EPA's crack scientists (that's scientists on crack) have it mixed up with carbon MONOXIDE?

No; they haven't.

ANYone wtih a brain educated in public schools can SEE that CO2 is TWICE as bad as CO!

33 posted on 12/08/2009 9:44:17 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: shortstop
You think EPA's crack scientists (that's scientists on crack) have it mixed up with carbon MONOXIDE?

No; they haven't.

ANYone wtih a brain educated in public schools can SEE that CO2 is TWICE as bad as CO!

34 posted on 12/08/2009 9:44:34 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: PGalt

There ya go!


35 posted on 12/08/2009 9:46:20 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: shortstop

Do teleprompters produce CO2?


36 posted on 12/08/2009 9:47:02 AM PST by surfer
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To: MrB

That looks exothermic...


37 posted on 12/08/2009 9:47:13 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

Too long ago to remember... :)


38 posted on 12/08/2009 9:48:07 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Elsie

Wait, of COURSE it’s “exothermic”...
a whole BUNCH exothermic...


39 posted on 12/08/2009 9:48:34 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MrB
yes, discharge of gunpowder-based cartridges DOES produce CO2 in significant quantities.

But remember:

The inventor of SMOKELESS gunpower got a Nobel Peace Prize!

40 posted on 12/08/2009 9:48:49 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Travis McGee

“If CO2 is a dangerous pollutant, then the government can stop us humans from “polluting” by stopping us from breathing. IOW, the power of government shall be without limit.”
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

An unerring train of thought which is impossible to fault but will be disregarded by many. The EPA has actually claimed authority to determine a maximum lifespan for Americans, to determine who may have children and how many, to end the use of power lawnmowers, to limit or end the keeping of pets, the list goes on forever but people will try to act as though it is no big deal.


41 posted on 12/08/2009 9:49:16 AM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Texas resident

***About 20 years ago, those industries were forced to install flue gas desulphurization equipment on their dime.***

Actually it is older than 20 years ago. back about 1969 and 1970 there was lots of advertising against scrubbers in the major magazines (LIFE, LOOK). They failed.

Scrubbers are good for high sulfur eastern coal so most new plants after that time started using extremely low sulfer western coal and precipitators to remove 99.9% of the ash.

Now, plants designed for low sulfer coal are having to retrofit with scrubbers to remove that last smidgen of sulfer to please the environmentalists. Now the enviros have found new enemies to battle in low sulfer coal power. Mercury. Radiation. nitrous oxide and (gasp) lead!


42 posted on 12/08/2009 9:52:55 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Are my guns loaded? Break in and find out.)
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To: shortstop
Actually there is something very simple we can do about it, just unelect every democrat in the country. The people are sovereign. They are frequently foolish, but they are in charge. They were sick of Bush, but they are not sick of breathing, and they will not put up with any of this.
43 posted on 12/08/2009 12:54:10 PM PST by JasonC
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To: TLI
Except for the "like" part...
44 posted on 12/08/2009 12:55:50 PM PST by JasonC
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To: Travis McGee
This way lies tyranny and revolution.

Unfortunately this is what usually happens....


45 posted on 12/08/2009 1:37:07 PM PST by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: shortstop

Class Action Lawsuit against the EPA . Invite ALL Americans to join the suit.


46 posted on 12/08/2009 1:40:06 PM PST by Danae (No political party should pick candidates. That's the voters job.)
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To: MrB

I took chem in college..I actually found more students having trouble with general chem than organic chem. Go figure.


47 posted on 12/08/2009 2:10:27 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: Fedupwithit
"...or a bullet between the eyes....that solution is rapidly becoming an option..."

So the antidote to CO2 poisoning is lead poisoning. sarc/

48 posted on 12/08/2009 2:42:00 PM PST by Truth29
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To: PGalt

Americans are not going to take much more...


49 posted on 12/08/2009 3:21:00 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (How will America deal with tyranny and oppression?)
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To: shortstop
Well, I think the United States Gubmint just bit off more than it can chew.

Is there no one in gubmint that has noticed the sales numbers of firearms and ammunition since ACORN committed massive election fraud?

The founding fathers warned us.

50 posted on 12/08/2009 3:36:41 PM PST by exnavy (God save the republic)
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