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Ahead of power plant push, Obama ties climate change to health hazards
Reuters ^ | May 31, 2014 | by Jeff Mason

Posted on 05/31/2014 4:42:00 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

President Barack Obama kicked off a campaign to promote new restrictions on U.S. power plant emissions on Saturday by tying the fight against climate change with efforts to promote better health for children and the elderly.

In his weekly radio address, Obama said the United States had to do more to reduce carbon emissions so that children suffering from asthma and other related ailments did not face further problems as a result of polluted air.

Obama said the new guidelines would reduce smog and soot that threaten vulnerable populations such as the young and the aged and he said up to 100,000 asthma attacks and 2,100 heart attacks would be avoided in the first year the standards went into force.

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Destroying the US energy industry is a sport for this Marxist.
1 posted on 05/31/2014 4:42:00 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Not one coal family should ever vote Democrat again. Obama and the EPA Gestapo are taking the food off their table.


2 posted on 05/31/2014 4:43:29 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

Let me first say I don’t believe in this climate change crap, and frankly wouldn’t care even if it was true, because if it is true WE ARE NOT THE PROBLEM...countries like China are.


3 posted on 05/31/2014 4:51:01 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Government central planning for power plants is like government central planning for veteran’s health (VA).


4 posted on 05/31/2014 4:51:45 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

5 posted on 05/31/2014 4:52:26 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The global warming stuff is irrelevant to me in these types of discussions.

I’ve just never understood why everyone isn’t outraged about companies polluting air and water that ends up harming America’s citizens and shortening our lives.

If a company gets caught knowingly dumping toxins into the air and/or water they should suffer enormous consequences.

Asthma is way up over the last 50 years years, although part of the blame for this must be placed on our overuse of antibacterial products, such as hand sanitizers.


6 posted on 05/31/2014 4:54:31 AM PDT by sakic
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To: sakic

We could have had nice superclean American coal to burn, but BJ Clinton took that offline in exchange for a campaign contribution.


7 posted on 05/31/2014 5:13:39 AM PDT by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: sakic
part of the blame for this must be placed on our overuse of antibacterial products, such as hand sanitizers.
Your source for this claim?
8 posted on 05/31/2014 5:18:56 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obamacare is far and away a bigger health hazard to Americans than “climate change”..... too bad he’s not interested in doing away with that.


9 posted on 05/31/2014 5:19:21 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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To: Zuse

The US has the cleanest burning coal, best burn technology and massive power distribution infrastructure. Barry would like to louse this up like he’s done with our health care.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 5:20:35 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You have to give the radical leftist President the credit for pushing his stupid agenda ever forward. I wish we could get a conservative president who will push just as hard.


11 posted on 05/31/2014 5:23:20 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well...the corn bit has harmed the feed market. I can’t even afford an occasional good cut of meat. Am reduced to buying beef they use for hamburg when it’s on sale.


12 posted on 05/31/2014 5:23:37 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama ties climate change to health hazards

HE LIES!

About Fast and Furious..HE LIES!
About Solindra...HE LIES!
About the IRS... HE LIES!
About Bengazi...HE LIES!
About the VA... HE LIES!
About domestic spying...HE LIES!
About “Global Warming”…HE LIES!
About Healthcare…HE LIES!
About Illegal Immigration…HE LIES!
About gun control…HE LIES!
About the EPA…HE LIES!
About anything…About everything...HE LIES!

13 posted on 05/31/2014 5:27:21 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: txrefugee

OK!! Everybody pay attention!

Lesson for today:

1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.

2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.

3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.

4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


14 posted on 05/31/2014 5:29:05 AM PDT by abclily
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To: txrefugee

Obama & the EPA are taking food off of EVERY ONE’s table. The carbon dioxide is a basic requirement for plants to grow.

You can’t fool Mother Nature.


15 posted on 05/31/2014 5:33:21 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I am still waiting for the “community organizers” who advocate that human activity is causing meaningful changes to the climate to show what the average climate is, and whether our present climate is below or above this average. But alas, there appears to be no appetite for this key metric.

This should not come as a surprise especially when it is recalled that the vast majority of demands, suggestions and recommendations that accompany what passes for climate science all rapidly converge on statism, collectivism and the destruction of personal liberal and the resulting suppression of prosperity. This madness is not science, it is a form of gaia worship. It is a shame that so many otherwise brilliant and supposedly secular people are so duped by the oldest religion in human experience.


16 posted on 05/31/2014 5:43:57 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I'm pretty sure Obama and his minions won't be affected in the slightest by higher electric bills.

The government doesn't eat its own cooking - but YOU do.

17 posted on 05/31/2014 6:08:30 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Obama said the new guidelines would reduce smog and soot that threaten vulnerable populations such as the young and the aged and he said up to 100,000 asthma attacks and 2,100 heart attacks would be avoided in the first year the standards went into force”........But isn’t this the same guy who told us we could keep our current doctor & health insurance plan if we wanted?


18 posted on 05/31/2014 6:22:41 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Like a laser.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 7:08:47 AM PDT by themidnightskulker
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama would have us believe that coal plants belch forth tons of black smoke blotting out the sun. Wait that is only true in China. US coal plants were cleaned up decades ago and Obama’s pollution boogy man is only due to CO2 “pollution” That is a none problem. More heinous lies from our emperor.
20 posted on 05/31/2014 7:15:23 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: sakic

We have CLEANER air than ever before in this country...asthma is more likely tied to food intake.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 8:03:57 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Read a report the other day that blamed Global Warming on infidelity in some Dating Magazine in Miami. Guess the blame has moved from George Bush to Global Warming for everything
Freegards
LEX


22 posted on 05/31/2014 9:28:02 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How will they regulate all the smoke from the death camp ovens when it comes time?


23 posted on 05/31/2014 9:45:54 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Wolfie

1st qtr, 2014 U.S. economic growth was at .01% or less indicating that the economic goal of “Sustainable Development/Agenda 21” as adopted by the U.S. has largely been met. This also fulfills the machevellian wish of Maurice Strong, UN Chairman of UNCED aka The Rio Earth Summit where in 1992 he articulated the veiled intentions of the “Plan for the 21st Century- Sustainable Development/Agenda 21” by saying this in regard to our “unsustainable” high consumption of natural resources which is, according to them destroying the Earth; “...isen’t it our responsibility to bring about the collapse of the industrialized countries?” Now, to become truly as “Sustainable” as Bangladesh, more vital work is quickly needed to further collapse and “Degrow” the economy. This will be accomplished by more draconian restrictions on business and energy use which will be mandated by arbitrary regulations spawned by the bogus hype to save the planet from the dread effects of antropogenic Global Warming aka Climate Change aka Climate Disruption.


24 posted on 05/31/2014 11:08:42 AM PDT by Captain7seas
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To: oh8eleven

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2011/07/05/scientists-discover-that-antimicrobial-wipes-and-soaps-may-be-making-you-and-society-sick/

There is a lot of evidence connecting anti-bacterials, such as hand sanitizer, with asthma, as well as causing other health problems.


25 posted on 05/31/2014 8:31:01 PM PDT by sakic
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To: goodnesswins

The air is cleaner. The water is worse.


26 posted on 05/31/2014 8:32:26 PM PDT by sakic
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To: sakic
There is a lot of evidence connecting anti-bacterials, such as hand sanitizer, with asthma, as well as causing other health problems.
From your linked article:The anti-bacterials did not cause the specific diseases (e.g., asthma and diabetes) and additionally, the relationship is just an "association," not quite the same as causation.
Nevertheless, it was a very informative article, especially for a skeptic like me who never uses anti-bacterial wipes, still uses salt, eats bacon and eggs, red meat, etc. Thanks ...
27 posted on 06/01/2014 6:03:08 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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