Skip to comments.THE EPA CAN KISS MY GAS
Posted on 12/08/2009 5:22:40 AM PST by shortstop
Carbon dioxide is poison.
Thats 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.
Thats right, the same CO2 you exhale something like 17,000 times a day.
The same CO2 thats been a part of the earths 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 presidents 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.
Lets 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 Americans 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 yesterdays 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 wont 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 isnt 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 its supposed to be in a Republic it is the dictate of liberal Obama appointees. We are slaves to the bureaucrats.
And theres nothing we can do about it.Carbon dioxide is poison.
Maybe theyll fine God for inventing it.
This way lies tyranny and revolution.
“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.
Can we prioritize the list of humans who should “stop polluting”?
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.
“.....have it mixed up with carbon MONOXIDE?”
Nope. They know what their target for control is, and that is America, and Americans.
Denying healthcare to seniors will reduce CO2 emmissions.
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.
I think that as small children, envirowackos were over exposed to CO2, thus causing brain deficiencies.
They need to QUIT REBREATHING THEIR AIR.
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
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.
Watch for “The Freerepublic server uses too much CO2 and was confiscated.”
Many of the global-warming leaders are also vegans and vegetarians.
Rumor has it, most of the leaders are also gaia worshipers.
EPA is poison.
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.
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.
Indeed! Even then they may not get it - I think some would have to swing from lamposts.
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”.
And theres nothing we can do about it.
When, in the course of human events, ...
I wonder how many global warming gases come out of the barrel of a gun?
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?!?!?
Volunteer to become Soylent Green...
Simple if I could remember a damn thing about chemistry...
Otherwise, it just makes my brain go "ouch."
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.
OK, let’s just say this -
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.
...or a bullet between the eyes....that solution is rapidly becoming an option...
No; they haven't.
ANYone wtih a brain educated in public schools can SEE that CO2 is TWICE as bad as CO!
No; they haven't.
ANYone wtih a brain educated in public schools can SEE that CO2 is TWICE as bad as CO!
There ya go!
Do teleprompters produce CO2?
That looks exothermic...
Too long ago to remember... :)
Wait, of COURSE it’s “exothermic”...
a whole BUNCH exothermic...
The inventor of SMOKELESS gunpower got a Nobel Peace Prize!
“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.
***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!
Unfortunately this is what usually happens....
Class Action Lawsuit against the EPA . Invite ALL Americans to join the suit.
I took chem in college..I actually found more students having trouble with general chem than organic chem. Go figure.
So the antidote to CO2 poisoning is lead poisoning. sarc/
Americans are not going to take much more...
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.