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Oil export ban and big imports expose US energy hypocrisy(think of all the CO2 released by this zot)
The National ^ | Jul 3, 2012 | Robin Mills

Posted on 07/03/2012 9:39:31 PM PDT by greenwill

North Carolina is a verdant state with long, sandy beaches. Its humid summers make air conditioning desirable: in fact, its 10 million people use more electricity than Indonesia's 237 million. Related

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"North Carolina is unique of all the states," says Daniel Fine of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, "of having potential natural gas but having prohibited it". Onshore shale gas exploration is banned, and drilling off North Carolina's shores has been forbidden since 1990. Last year, the governor vetoed an offshore drilling law.

North Carolina is thus a microcosm of a long-standing inconsistency in the United States' approach to energy: voracious consumption combined with restrictions on production. The assumption is that others, less squeamish about the environment, will make up the difference.

(Excerpt) Read more at thenational.ae ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: darfur; democrats; energy; herekittykitty; ibtz; indonesia; iraq; meowmix; newmexico; northcarolina; oil; republicans; southsudan; sudan; zot
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Minimal petrol taxation and lack of climate policy contribute to American greenhouse gas emissions and energy use per person being among the world's highest. Yet the former president George W Bush cited the lack of restrictions on China for the US's refusal to sign up to international deals aimed at limiting global warming. The average American produces almost three times the carbon dioxide of the typical Chinese.
1 posted on 07/03/2012 9:39:37 PM PDT by greenwill
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To: greenwill

IBTZ!!!

What a load. (Your comment, not the article.)


2 posted on 07/03/2012 9:56:59 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: greenwill
"The average American produces almost three times the carbon dioxide of the typical Chinese."

Oh my God!! That's horrible!!
EPA! Obama! Save Us!!!

3 posted on 07/03/2012 10:05:32 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: greenwill
There are few things more absurd than the idea of man made global warming. The temperature of the planet varies over millions of years not dozens. Stand in the path of an avalanche and try and stop it. You will have much more of an impact in that futile gesture than trying to change the temperature of the earth.
4 posted on 07/03/2012 10:07:09 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: greenwill

greenwill produces green swill I think.


5 posted on 07/03/2012 10:07:23 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: darkwing104

Wir haben zotbait.


6 posted on 07/03/2012 10:13:11 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: greenwill
And every Chinese wishes he were using as much carbon dioxide as every American.

But don't worry -- U.S. carbon dioxide emissions are now back to where they were in 1990, mainly because the economy is back to where it was in the Stone Age.

7 posted on 07/04/2012 12:13:28 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Politicalmom

I never personally watched a ZIA (Zot In Action).

It sounds exciting !


8 posted on 07/04/2012 12:49:22 AM PDT by onona (Of course you have to say is like George C. Scott....)
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To: greenwill

“American produces almost three times the carbon dioxide of the typical Chinese. “

I’m doing my best to make it at least 10 times you green freak!


9 posted on 07/04/2012 1:15:08 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: arrogantsob

I love using the example of the Grand Canyon to expose their lie.


10 posted on 07/04/2012 4:07:39 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: greenwill

Hence our verdant land.


11 posted on 07/04/2012 4:26:46 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: AZLiberty

From the article: “Minimal petrol taxation and lack of climate policy contribute to American greenhouse gas emissions and energy use per person being among the world’s highest.”

That’s a sign of wealth and liberty. All the Americans who think otherwise please emigrate to the country of your choice.


12 posted on 07/04/2012 4:29:58 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: greenwill

Green is the new red. STHU you commie thug.


13 posted on 07/04/2012 4:39:32 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: greenwill

I just farted, does that piss you off?


14 posted on 07/04/2012 4:40:48 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Steelfish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ...

ibtz.


15 posted on 07/04/2012 4:45:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: greenwill

greenwon’t save the planet from fictional boogiemen. greenwill destroy people and prosperity from the very real threat of onerous, dictatorial powers exerted by government over people. If that appeals to you, move to NY and let Bloomin idiot, who runs the city tell you that 18 oz of soda is an illegal commodity.


16 posted on 07/04/2012 5:26:45 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: greenwill; SunkenCiv
The average American produces almost three times the carbon dioxide of the typical Chinese.

OMG! The Chinese aren't breathing enough!!! That must be why they're too stupid not to kill our pets and try to poison us with their exported chemical-laden foods.

IATZ, but I don't care.

17 posted on 07/04/2012 5:38:01 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: StormEye

“The average American produces almost three times the carbon dioxide of the typical Chinese.”

By shear numbers that is not even possible. They have 3 time as many people as we do. They don’t have the smog regulations one industry or cars that the rest of the world must adhere. Remember the Bejing Olympics - the smog was so bad that the govt ordered all of its citizen to stop driving, ordered businesses shut down factories, for a couple of weeks before the olympics started in order for the smog to disapate. And it still was way more smoggier (as if that is even a word) than LA ever looks. Why isn’t that ever mentioned?


18 posted on 07/04/2012 5:47:19 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: greenwill; SunkenCiv; darkwing104; 50mm; humblegunner; Allegra; Eaker; Lazamataz; Norm Lenhart; ...

So long, greenswill (Posting History)
Hat Tip to SunkenCiv
Greenie weenie troll tries to lay a guilt trip, but trips itself up instead -- yummy, crunchy troll for the Viking Kitties!



Don't let the solar panels smack you in the butt on your way out



FReepmail TheOldLady to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.

19 posted on 07/04/2012 5:59:04 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: greenwill
The average American produces almost three times the carbon dioxide of the typical Chinese.

You're a lying pile of crap.

From a satellite perspective you can see a cloud of pollution emanating from China which stretches across the Pacific. That cloud contains not only CO2, but also Carbon Monoxide and good old soot (straight carbon)...Talk about "carbon pollution".

Our cars emit CO2 and water vapor, essentially the by-products of clean combustion.

I don't care what the idiot liberal judges say...CO2 is not a pollutant...especially at a level of 4/100ths of a percent.

...limiting global warming.

It seems we're coming out of an ice-age, what the hell would you expect to happen, and why would you want to stop that (assuming you could)?

20 posted on 07/04/2012 6:07:47 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: greenwill

“The average American produces almost three times the carbon dioxide of the typical Chinese. “

Actually, no.
China produces far more CO2 than teh U.S. does.
Try again commie loving watermelon troll.
Greens, green on the outside, communist red center inside.


21 posted on 07/04/2012 6:15:28 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: TheOldLady

Kindly add me to your ZOT list.

This was an especially well deserved one, I’ve missed too many others in the past.

;o)


22 posted on 07/04/2012 6:19:25 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: TheOldLady

Now THAT’S a worthy Zot! Happy 4th! :)


23 posted on 07/04/2012 6:47:34 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: shove_it

You’re on The ZOT LIGHTNING Ping List! Thank you, and welcome.


24 posted on 07/04/2012 7:02:26 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: LUV W

Indeed. Silly troll! Happy Independence Day to you too. :-)


25 posted on 07/04/2012 7:21:44 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: shove_it; TheOldLady

Welcome! You won’t be disappointed! Watching these twerps turn into ozone is one of life’s simple pleasures.

Zot! Zot! Zot! Zot! Zot! .......


26 posted on 07/04/2012 8:44:28 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......)
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To: greenwill
Take a hike punk

Your ignorance is annoying.

27 posted on 07/04/2012 9:25:37 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: TheOldLady
Good thing for him the ZOT came quickly because Ninja Kitty was about to get medieval on 'im.


28 posted on 07/04/2012 9:26:48 AM PDT by Semper Mark (Oh. Who's being naive, Kay?)
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To: onona

Heehee

I could point you in the direction of some excellent reading material. There’s one humongous thread from the last election fondly called “The Bug Zapper Thread”. :)


29 posted on 07/04/2012 10:00:29 AM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: TheOldLady
The average American produces almost three times the carbon dioxide of the typical Chinese.

OMG! The Chinese aren't breathing enough!!!

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

30 posted on 07/04/2012 10:28:54 AM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: greenwill; 230FMJ; 50mm; A.Hun; abigailsmybaby; AFPhys; Aircop_2006; AliVeritas; Allegra; ...
American greenhouse gas emissions

Here's to your contribution

Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Viking Kitty/ZOT ping list!. . . don't be shy.

31 posted on 07/04/2012 6:46:22 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Godzilla

Very nice, big guy! Good to see you, too.


32 posted on 07/04/2012 6:48:53 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Absolutely Nobama

You’re so upbeat, Alan. Thanks for driving the welcome wagon for me.


33 posted on 07/04/2012 6:50:13 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Markos33

OMGoodness! There you have your signature graphic for replying to ZOT posts and zottees. Great job.


34 posted on 07/04/2012 6:52:28 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Eaker

Hah! I love to make you laugh. [giggles]


35 posted on 07/04/2012 6:53:53 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Army Air Corps
Ausgezeichnet! Aber ich bin noch einmal zu spät! Verdammt!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

36 posted on 07/04/2012 6:57:51 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: darkwing104; greenwill; TheOldLady
Firekitty will burn your nonsense!

Photobucket

37 posted on 07/04/2012 7:06:02 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: TheOldLady
I don't know...

I think this one is more me. Don't you think?

38 posted on 07/04/2012 7:07:02 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Oh. Who's being naive, Kay?)
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To: Darksheare
Greens, green on the outside, communist red center inside.

A warm, squishy red centre at that.
39 posted on 07/04/2012 7:09:08 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Markos33

LOLOL! NO, actually. Never saw that side of you before, however, you’re right. That one is just as good, if not better, so you can probably alternate them.

Jason/Freddie Kruger Cat. I like it!


40 posted on 07/04/2012 7:23:12 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Markos33
Now yer talkin !

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

My new jacket doesnt make my tail look too big, does it?

41 posted on 07/04/2012 7:25:55 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: greenwill

Tuesdays and Fridays at my job we get shipments packed in dry ice. Hundreds of pounds of solid carbon dioxide. (It will cool your soda pop down real nice!) It makes me giggle like a school girl to stand out on the loading dock and watch as it sublimates into the atmosphere. Then “poof”, its just gone.


42 posted on 07/04/2012 7:29:59 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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...just like you.


43 posted on 07/04/2012 7:31:23 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: dynachrome

44 posted on 07/04/2012 7:53:53 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: dynachrome
You might like this one, too.


45 posted on 07/04/2012 8:01:20 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: dynachrome
And finally,


46 posted on 07/04/2012 8:07:17 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: greenwill; darkwing104



Send money
Help stamp out stupidity



47 posted on 07/04/2012 8:38:49 PM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Yeah, the Troll Response Unit is fast these days.


48 posted on 07/04/2012 9:07:24 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Lady Jag

Your poster is good advice to all environmentalists. They need to stop imprinting the world with their individual carbon signatures right now.


49 posted on 07/05/2012 3:34:14 AM PDT by samtheman (The Trillion Dollar ObamaCareTax definitely is a tax; just ask the US Supreme Court.)
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To: greenwill

This troll is proof if how far our society has devolved. If he/she/it could think at all then he/she/it would know that carbon dioxide is necessary to sustain life. It is food for plants. If the article has any truth, then the rest of the world should be thanking us for promoting a healthier planet!


50 posted on 07/05/2012 4:04:18 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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