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Busted! EPA Uses Junk Statistics to Support Junk Science in Crippling Regulations
http://gopthedailydose.com ^ | june 9, 2014 | rick wells

Posted on 06/10/2014 5:55:11 PM PDT by lowbridge

It’s a tough sell trying to push a domestic agenda that will cripple your country. The last things you need getting in the way are facts which don’t support your made-up claims.

In more legitimate administrations, the proponents might have had to give up, or scale back on their dubious goals, but not now. Obama does as Obama wants. They’ll just make up more supportive “facts” they like as they go along.

It’s too bad for the talking yard gnome, EPA Secretary Gina McCarthy, that someoneinvestigated the veracity and accuracy of her claims. What they discovered is an absence of any legitimate scientific method in the creation of statistical evidence to support their position. Simply put, she’s been caught lying.

What’s worse for her and the Obama spin-meisters, those who exposed and documented the falsehoods cannot be accused of belonging to some right-wing conspiracy. They acted on behalf of the liberal-leaning Brookings Institution.

Brookings fellow Ted Gayer and Vanderbilt University economist Kip Viscusi conducted the study and uncovered the inaccuracies, stating that the EPA “shifted to a worldwide benefits approach, leading to a substantial increase in the estimated benefits.” The costs quoted were domestic, but they extrapolated the benefits worldwide to inflate the perceived gain, making their argument more acceptable.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: epa; epamafia; junkscience; puddlejumpers; sciencebenders

1 posted on 06/10/2014 5:55:11 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

It is time to have this entire “Administration” committed to a long-term mental institution for the criminally insane.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 5:57:47 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: lowbridge
Simply put, she’s been caught lying.

About what, in particular?

3 posted on 06/10/2014 5:58:42 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: lowbridge

Ah, the Brookings Institute, Susan Rice’s Alma Mater, a veritable repository of factual information.

What a joke...


4 posted on 06/10/2014 5:58:43 PM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: lowbridge

I wonder why I am not surprised, I am beyond the point where I believe any thing they say and anything they claim is good for us, I know is just the opposite.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 6:00:18 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: sauropod

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6 posted on 06/10/2014 6:00:38 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: lowbridge

.... Obama is nothing more than the worlds most powerful radical activist and organizer working on a global scale. Everything he does is covered in Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals. For some reason the GOP never seems to grasp this fact ..... and refuse to understand their opponents. They continue think that everything that is happening is just business as usual and nothing to worry about.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 6:05:51 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: sauropod

Goebbels would be proud!


8 posted on 06/10/2014 6:06:36 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Sioux-san
i preferred they all be lobotomized...
9 posted on 06/10/2014 6:09:41 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: lowbridge

but who will do anything about it.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 6:11:20 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: lowbridge
None of this matters.
Obama and the enviro-wackos have nearly the entire government in their pocket (Department of Justice in particular), and most of those not in their pocket are too scared to fight them (hello, Republicans).

Those who are inclined to fight are in a bad spot with a dwindling majority of Americans supporting them.
Too many stupid kids and even more stupid adults embrace The Lie.

11 posted on 06/10/2014 6:12:12 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Chode

you are kinder than I am - tarring & feathering comes to mind for me.


12 posted on 06/10/2014 6:15:02 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san
works for me...
13 posted on 06/10/2014 6:20:08 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: lowbridge

With all do respect, how does some story on the GOP daily or whatever translate to trouble for the DEMs and the EPA? Only if FOXNews or if Cruz or someone else gets it on the news on quote on reference will it matter. Otherwise it is a tree falling in the woods with no one to hear it and no proof it occurred. Sorry, but that is where we are.


14 posted on 06/10/2014 6:40:04 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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To: Sioux-san

they aren’t insane. they know what they are doing and are aware of it, and are doing it deliberately. they are evil, not insane.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 6:53:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: lowbridge

The truth about the new wood stove and hydronic boiler rule. And contrary to recent comments by some, in a little over five years, wood heaters (woodstoves) of the kind currently certified and expensive won’t even come close to passing. [Little loss of smugness for some there.]

Residential Wood Heaters New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Proposal – General Overview
http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-02/documents/proposed-nsps-overviewslides20140218.pdf


16 posted on 06/10/2014 6:55:46 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: lowbridge
Not everyone is buying into the "settled science, no questions please bit. Now, perhaps the Antarctic ice sheet collapse began 5,000 to 14,000 yeas ago as the last ice age weakened. Not that everything is necessarily all okay but just that more, less politically influenced and publicly pressured work can be done.

This study puts things back in a believable time scale.

17 posted on 06/10/2014 6:58:37 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: lowbridge

Fireplaces and other currently used heaters guaranteed to be banned soon after, BTW. Masonry heaters will have to be filtered. Due to many with those installations posting cheers for the new regs. (”all grandfathered in” and superior to the neighbors), it’s already a nationwide low roar and in the works. Defecate-on-your-neighbor politics is not the way to go.


18 posted on 06/10/2014 7:02:32 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: R_Kangel; grobdriver
"Obama..."

The new EPA rules were the results of quite a few state and local governments and interested corporations running the sweetheart lawsuit scam with the EPA. The EPA doesn't have to pay and claims to be a victim pushed into implementing the rules. It's a recurring con game.

The figurehead (Obama for now) takes credit in so-called news for the demands of his most influential constituents in both parties, and socialist political/regulator folks continue getting votes from the indoctrinated and ignorant.

State and local regulations are just as bad and are part of the whole game (see federal funding to local bipartisan bureaucrats). It would better be called the anti-competition game of outlawing domestic competition and self-sufficiency.

It won't work, though. For the technically inclined, there are always good and honorable ways around regulations to savings and personal and family independence.


19 posted on 06/10/2014 7:18:17 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: lowbridge

Oh come on. Its not we can just let everybody have electricity. At least not 24 hours per day. Its time to eat out peas for climate change.


20 posted on 06/10/2014 7:45:47 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: JimSEA

#17: Re ice sheets collapsing.

Solution:

Superglue and Duct Tape. Never fails.

No job to small. No job too big. Who you gonna call? Ice-fixers!


21 posted on 06/10/2014 7:53:59 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: familyop
"... It won't work, though. For the technically inclined, there are always good and honorable ways around regulations to savings and personal and family independence."

.... Unfortunately ... the part about "It won't work" depends on what they are trying to get to work.

..... It's important to realize that the so called "Green" movement began to be infiltrated and eventually controlled back in the 70's when environmentalism began to be engaged with and eventually governed by the Marxist/Socialist movements around the world. It is now a controlling mechanism that has been set in place to pull strings and bring promised "Change" around the world for the good of the environment. Especially to countries that do not currently espouse the Marxist/Socialist philosophy and beliefs.

.... No ... this isn't your father's Green Movement .... it is something much more sinister than what it appears to be on the cleaner air/environmental surface.

22 posted on 06/10/2014 8:36:23 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: R_Kangel
".... Unfortunately ... the part about "It won't work" depends on what they are trying to get to work."

I was trying to say that domestic competition and self-sufficiency won't be successfully outlawed for those with strong technical inclinations--those who really continue educating themselves and tinkering.

As for the green movement, I know what you mean by the change. It was once an idealist effort in agriculture. I've looked under the covers of the nasty contemporary efforts, though.

At both the federal and local levels, it's a collection of anti-competition political tactics perpetrated by influential, government-linked interests. They simply strive to outlaw productive work done by anyone but their own foreign slaves.

They don't care about the evironment. They're fakes. They only want to prevent Joe, the small shop man, from building his house, keeping his family whole or making anything useful. "Cottontail migration path," you know (actually heard that one from some hags in a local, yocal, Republican-Democrat socialist commissioners' meeting).

Meanwhile, they don't even have the technology to detect a better heating system designed by my kind of peasant trash, while their own smoke and heat signatures are outstanding. We're not as we appear to be. We are the "permaculture," and we're going to multiply like rabbits to spite them.

;-)


23 posted on 06/10/2014 9:20:40 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: R_Kangel

Visualize a very small, efficient house, heated by the sun, very little wood and the like. It doesn’t generate much in the way of revenues to regulators, does it. And a garden. The shop is in a temporary shelter during winter, if need be (permits, engineering required, taxes, etc.).

Many such people speak the contemporary “green” language of hooked up, global corporations in bed with socialist governments, but they are quite different. Many of them are not approved, certified, licensed or degreed, although some are (see so many engineers tossed into consulting for decades—big mistake irretrievably made by the influential).

Oh, yeah, that’s all good for the environment, but that’s not what it’s all about. During this strange time, the way described above is a very conservative way for many. Many of the young lefties of a decade back, eager to learn like growing children then, have already been assimilated into practical reality. Some of them are farmers, fly-by-night contractors, tiny manufacturers and the like. They pay their taxes but don’t cotton to anyone trying stop them from staying alive.

Those changes are difficult to see from any lofty height, where benefits of frivolous desire are believed to be needs (today’s leadership).


24 posted on 06/10/2014 9:51:13 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

you are right - sometimes one and the same


25 posted on 06/10/2014 10:10:07 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: lowbridge

I have no doubt that there were lying and questionable statistics involved, but I’d like to see exactly what they were. Just saying that the EPA was caught in lies without telling what the lies were is not very convincing.


26 posted on 06/11/2014 4:08:28 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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