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  • Smelling Blood in the Political Water

    04/23/2016 10:27:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    The great white environmentalist sharks smell blood in the water. It’s gushing from mortally wounded US coal companies that the Obama EPA has gutted as sacrifices on the altar of “dangerous manmade climate change” prevention and other spurious health, ecological and planetary scares.Peabody Energy, Arch Coal and other once vibrant coal producers have filed for Chapter 11 protection, shedding some $30 billion in shareholder value and tens of thousands of jobs in their companies and dependent industries. The bloodletting has left communities and states reeling, union pension funds and 401k plans empty, and the health, welfare, hopes and dreams of...
  • SunEdison files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    04/21/2016 7:39:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:04am EDT | Arathy S. Nair
    U.S. solar energy company SunEdison Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, becoming one of the largest non-financial companies to do so in the past 10 years. Once the fastest-growing U.S. renewable energy developer, SunEdison embarked on an aggressive acquisition strategy that left it struggling with $12 billion in debt. In its bankruptcy filing, the company said it had assets of $20.7 billion and liabilities of $16.1 billion as of Sept. 30. Although solar project developers such as SunEdison continue to benefit from robust demand, their shares have been hit by investor concerns that demand could fall in...
  • Tax Day 2016

    04/18/2016 8:06:54 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-18-2016 | MOTUS
    Theres no need to complain about Tax Day.All the money you donate to the federal kitty goes to good use. Well okay, maybe some of it is questionable: ANOTHER TAXPAYER-FUNDED RENEWABLE-ENERGY COMPANY FAILS... Renewable energy giant Abengoa SA filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. as the Spanish energy company continues talks with its banks and bondholders to agree on its plan to restructure billions of dollars in debt. WSJLast November, the Washington Times reported Abengoa had received at least $2.7 billion in federal loan guarantees since 2010 to build several large-scale solar power projects in the United States....
  • America's Next President Must Continue Obamas Progress On Clean Energy

    04/06/2016 7:07:33 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/5/2016 | David Ignatius
    So much of America's future is at stake in the 2016 presidential election. But let's focus for a moment on just one area--energy and the environment--where the Obama administration has made startling progress.... Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, arguably President Obama's best Cabinet appointment, has been leading a quiet revolution in clean-energy technology. Innovation is transforming this industry, costs are plummeting and entrepreneurs are devising radical new systems that create American jobs--in addition to protecting the planet.... Here's a suggestion for any fact-based, technology-respecting candidate in either party: Promise that, if elected, you'll try to persuade Moniz to remain in place.......
  • The Solar Industry Is Dying. Good Riddance.

    03/20/2016 5:20:30 PM PDT · by upchuck · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 20, 2016 | James Delingpole
    If you still own shares in solar energy it’s probably a sign that you’ve been in the sun too long: the sector is tanking – and deservedly so – as reality dawns that this is a Potemkin industry, an Enron of a con-trick, whose survival depends not on the energy it generates but on the subsidies it squeezes from the taxpayer. Consider Exhibit A: the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the California desert. This $2.2 billion project, heavily backed with federal grants by the Obama administration, is absolutely brilliant at killing birds. According to some estimates it accounts for...
  • Obama-Backed Solar Plant Could Be Shut Down For Not Producing Enough Energy(WTH!?)

    03/18/2016 8:41:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/17/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    California regulators may force a massive solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert to shut down after years of under-producing electricity not to mention the plant was blinding pilots flying over the area and incinerating birds. The Ivanpah solar plant could be shut down if state regulators dont give it more time to meet electricity production promises it made as part of its power purchase agreements with utilities, according to The Wall Street Journal. Ivanpah, which got a $1.6 billion loan guarantee from the Obama administration, only produced a fraction of the power state regulators expected it would....
  • Hospitals Cutting Jobs While Obama Continues to Throw Away Billions to This Industry

    03/01/2016 6:48:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 1, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. Barack Obama began peddling his national healthcare system. On more than one occasion, he pointed to Canada and the United Kingdom as examples of a workable national healthcare system. When I first heard him point to them, I instantly thought of Rachel, a work acquaintance who lived and worked in the United Kingdom. She was experiencing abdominal pains and having problems eating for months before Englands National Health Service doctors finally diagnosed the problem to be her gall bladder. The doctor said it needed to be removed. However, from the time they wrote the...
  • When Obama carried out his Solyndra scam, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart went to prison

    02/03/2016 8:22:06 AM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 8, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    When Obama carried out his Solyndra con game, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart went to prison forbreaking In 2009 the Obama administration gave $535 million to Solyndra, claiming that it would create 4,000 new jobs. However, instead of creating those 4,000 new jobs, the company went bankrupt. It was later revealed that the company’s shareholders and executives had made substantial donations to Obama’s campaign, that the company had spent a large sum of money on lobbying, and that Solyndra executives had had many meetings with White House officials. It was also revealed that the Obama administration had...
  • Obama Wants $4 billion to Subsidize Silicon Valley Driverless Cars

    01/16/2016 6:03:57 PM PST · by Rockitz · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 16 Jan 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    In the Obama Administration’s latest welfare for Silicon Valley billionaires, the President intends to ask Congress for $4 billion in federal subsidies and nationalization of transportation safety regulations in an effort to speed the deployment of driverless cars. US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, surrounded by about a dozen auto and Silicon Valley tech leaders, announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that the U.S. Department of Transportation Agency intends to remove “potential roadblocks to the integration of innovative, transformational automotive technology that can significantly improve safety, mobility, and sustainability.” These code words mean driverless regulatory design is...
  • ‘Four Times Greater Than Solyndra’: DOE Drops 1,200 Pages Of Heavily Redacted Docs On Green

    12/25/2015 12:59:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/25/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    The Department of Energy recently turned over more than 1,200 pages of heavily redacted documents in response to a records request about a subsidized biofuels company from The Daily Caller News Foundation. In October, TheDCNF filed a FOIA request with the Energy Department, asking for email records from government officials regarding federal loan guarantees given to Abengoa, a Spanish-based green energy company. The request came on the heels of reports Abengoa was running into big financial problems, despite being given generous taxpayer-backed loans. The DOE gave TheDCNF the records it requested Dec. 18, and after spending time reviewing the documents,...
  • Solyndra investor who made out like a bandit to host Hillary fundraiser

    12/12/2015 7:46:28 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 12, 2015 | Rick Moran
    On Friday, Hillary Clinton attended a fundraiser hosted by George Kaiser, a noted businessman and philanthropist who was a major bundler for resident Obama in 2008. He is also the founder of Argonaut Private Equity, a hedge fund that poured $270 million into the now bankrupt solar company Solyndra. In 2009, Solyndra received more than half a billion dollars in taxpayer guaranteed loans. When the company went belly up in 2011, Kaiser and other investors were given a soft landing when they were guaranteed certain tax breaks that would kick in if Solyndra went bankrupt. Kaiser is a curious choice...
  • US scraps its $500million programme to train 'moderate' Syrian rebels ...

    10/09/2015 8:46:03 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    FULL TITLE: US scraps its $500million programme to train 'moderate' Syrian rebels after producing fewer than 80 soldiers, most of whom were either shot or ran away The U.S. has scrapped its $500 million program to train moderate rebels after it produced fewer than 80 fighters, most of whom had been killed or fled. U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter said Washington would instead work more closely with capable Kurdish and other forces in Syria. No details were immediately available, but the programme to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State group is widely considered a failure....
  • Obama Weighs "Syria Retreat" As White House Ends Training Of Moderate Rebels

    10/09/2015 10:53:13 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/9/2015 | Submitted by Tyler Durden
    This past weekend we called Obama's latest failed attempt to replace Syria's president (after a comparable attempt in 2013 also ended in failure) for what it is: "Make no mistake, this is shaping up to be the most spectacular US foreign policy debacle since Vietnam - and we don't think that's an exaggeration." Some of our high level observations: The US, in conjunction with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, attempted to train and support Sunni extremists to overthrow the Assad regime. Some of those Sunni extremists ended up going crazy and declaring a Medeival caliphate putting the Pentagon and Langley in...
  • Solyndra autopsy: Did Inspector General go too easy on Department of Energy?

    08/31/2015 7:36:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Watchdog ^ | August 31, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    An Inspector General of the Department of Energy report that picked over the bones of the Solyndra green energy fiasco placed most of the blame on Solyndra executives for losing more than $500 million in taxpayer money. But a close reading shows DOE made plenty of mistakes as well. The report authored by DOE Inspector General Gregory H. Friedman came just short of calling Solyndras highest officials liars, saying their actions during the loan process were at best, reckless and irresponsible or, at worst, an orchestrated effort to knowingly and intentionally deceive and mislead the Department. While the 13-page report...
  • Solyndra Misrepresented Facts to Get Loan Guarantee, Report Says

    08/28/2015 4:43:22 AM PDT · by thackney · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 26, 2015 | Associated Press
    A four-year investigation has concluded that officials of the solar company Solyndra misrepresented facts and omitted key information in their efforts to get a $535 million loan guarantee from the U.S. government. Solyndra was the first company to get federal loan guarantees under a program that was created in 2005 and expanded by President Barack Obamas 2009 economic stimulus package. The companys failure soon after receiving the loan guarantee likely will cost taxpayers more than $500 million. Republicans and other critics cite it as an example of wasteful spending under the stimulus program. The report by the Energy Departments inspector...
  • Report: Solyndra Misrepresented Facts to Get Loan Guarantee

    08/26/2015 9:22:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    ABC ^ | KEVIN FREKING Associated Press
    A four-year investigation has concluded that officials of the solar company Solyndra misrepresented facts and omitted key information in their efforts to get a $535 million loan guarantee from the federal government. The company's collapse soon after getting federal backing provided ammunition to lawmakers and other critics who portrayed President Barack Obama's economic stimulus program as wasteful government spending. The company's failure likely will cost taxpayers more than $500 million. "In our view, the investigative record suggests that the actions of certain Solyndra officials were, at best, reckless and irresponsible or, at worst, an orchestrated effort to knowingly and intentionally...
  • Top 10 Climate Discoveries of 2014

    01/04/2015 6:16:13 PM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    drroyspencer.com ^ | Dec. 31, 2014 | Dr. Roy Spencer
    Top 10 lists are popular this time of year, so I gave in to the peer pressure. Heres my Top 10 list of totally true climate stories of 2014. Kind of like that movie Fargo, which was not based on a true story, but was a totally true story. 10. Weather did not even occur before Henry Ford automated the production of the automobile. No, really, look it up. 9. Climate modelers discovered that the Earth is not warming nearly as fast as their models predicted. A multi-billion dollar effort is now underway to make the climate system warm even...
  • Idaho inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

    07/11/2014 9:56:41 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 7-11-2014
    The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built arent meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear that comes from inclement weather and vehicles, big and small, to generate electricity. We need to rebuild our infrastructure, said Brusaw, the head of Solar Roadways, based in Sandpoint, Idaho, about 90 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington. His idea contains something for everyone to like.
  • Why the Solar Roadways Project on Indiegogo is Actually Really Silly

    05/25/2014 11:25:36 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 24 replies
    Equites ^ | 5/23/14 | Joel Anderson
    In the first month since posting their project on Indiegogo, Idaho couple Scott and Julie Brusaw raised over $400,000, and were rapidly approaching half of their $1 million goal in the Friday prior to Memorial Day weekend. Their idea? Solar roadways.
  • ENDLESS ELECTRICITY: Here's A Way Of Turning America's Roads Into Gigantic Solar Panels

    05/14/2014 7:13:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/14/2014 | ROB WILE
    Solar RoadwaysJulie and Scott Brusaw. There are about 31,251 square miles of roads, parking lots, driveways, playgrounds, bike paths, and sidewalks in the lower 48 states.If Julie and Scott Brusaw have their way, they will all someday be replaced with solar panels.For the better part of a decade, the Idaho couple has been working on prototyping an industrial-strength panel that could withstand the weight of even the largest trucks.They now appear to have cracked the formula, developing a specially textured glass coating for the panels that can not only bear tremendous loads but also support standard tire traction.By their...
  • Electric Avenue: Solar Road Panels Offer Asphalt Alternative

    05/26/2013 11:22:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | May 24, 2013 06:14 PM | Sren Harder
    A lot of thought is put into how much energy we use to drive from point A to B. But what if the road itself could generate energy? Julie and Scott Brusaw, a married couple from Sandpoint, Idaho, have taken on just such a concept, which they hope will make the auto transport of the future cleaner and safer. The idea is as simple as it is ingenious. Wherever roads are laid, solar panels could go instead. They would generate electricity, which would in turn be fed into the grid. Thus, oil is conserved twice: Electric cars could be charged...
  • Solar Collector Could Change Asphalt Roads Into Renewable Energy Source

    08/15/2008 12:06:49 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 18 replies · 130+ views
    Science Daily ^ | August 14, 2008 | Staff
    ScienceDaily (Aug. 14, 2008) Anyone who has walked barefoot across a parking lot on a hot summer day knows that blacktop is exceptionally good at soaking up the suns warmth. Now, a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has found a way to use that heat-soaking property for an alternative energy source. Through asphalt, the researchers are developing a solar collector that could turn roads and parking lots into ubiquitousand inexpensivesources of electricity and hot water. The research project, which was undertaken at the request of Michael Hulen, president of Novotech Inc. in Acton, Mass, which holds a...
  • Gary Hart: Americas Founding Principles Are in Danger of Corruption

    06/28/2015 7:03:08 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 51 replies
    TIME ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Gary Hart
    Welcome to the age of vanity politics and campaigns-for-hire. What would our founders make of this nightmare? Four qualities have distinguished republican government from ancient Athens forward: the sovereignty of the people; a sense of the common good; government dedicated to the commonwealth; and resistance to corruption. Measured against the standards established for republics from ancient times, the American Republic is massively corrupt. From Plato and Aristotle forward, corruption was meant to describe actions and decisions that put a narrow, special, or personal interest ahead of the interest of the public or commonwealth. Corruption did not have to stoop to...
  • Tesla Leases Former Solyndra Manufacturing Site

    06/22/2015 7:54:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Gas2 ^ | June 22, 2015 | Steve Hanley
    Electrek is reporting that Tesla has signed a lease for the former Solyndra manufacturing site just a few miles away from its assembly plant in Freemont, California. Its current production facility can build up to to 500,000 cars a year, but Elon Musk says Tesla will be building millions of cars by 2020. What will it do with the new space? In an e-mail to Business Journal, it said 901 Page, located conveniently down the road from the Tesla Factory, gives us the space to expand our manufacturing and build more engineering labs as we build up production. There is...
  • Tesla leases former Solyndra building in Fremont

    06/11/2015 7:02:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/11/15 | David R. Baker
    Fast-growing Tesla Motors has leased a Fremont building once occupied by Solyndra before the solar companys high-profile implosion, the Silicon Valley Business Times reported Thursday. The 500,000-square-foot facility, at 901 Page Ave., was the last of Solyndras former buildings to remain empty. Seagate Technologies snapped up Solyndras main factory built with $528 million in federal loans in 2012. And earlier this year, SolarCity leased a two-building Solyndra complex at 47700 Kato Rd. Tesla CEO Elon Musk chairs SolarCitys corporate board.
  • David Brooks: 'Obama Has Run An Amazingly Scandal-Free Administration' [mentions my blog]

    05/31/2015 4:47:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 31, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Despite 6-1/2 years of horrid governance and dozens of acknowledged scandals, several of which a few of the credible remaining outposts of liberal thought have actually agreed are scandals, David Brooks, the New York Times's resident fake conservative, asserted on Friday's PBS NewsHour, as if it's an indisputable fact, that "President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but the people around him."</p>
  • Crispy Critters Nevada Solar Plant Not For The Birds

    02/25/2015 9:50:11 AM PST · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    investor's Business Daily ^ | February 25, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    A solar-power project set to open next month in Nevada has fried 130 birds during tests and will soon join another solar farm in California in avian incineration. If as many birds being burned by solar power farms built in the U.S. were to wash up on our beaches soaked in crude oil from a leaking offshore well, the outrage would be deafening. But as with the wind turbines that now cover acre upon acre of former "pristine" countryside, what amount to avian Cuisinarts slicing and dicing everything that flies, including endangered species, only the crickets are chirping. House Minority...
  • Energizing an energy policy

    02/03/2015 7:55:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 2, 2015 | Ed Fuelner
    If youre like most Americans, youre enjoying the fact that it costs a lot less to fill up your cars gas tank these days. If youre a fan of big government, you may feel a bit ambivalent, though. Why? Because one of the biggest drivers behind the drop in gas prices is the rise in directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) here at home. While the government is busy micromanaging the energy industry trying to saddle it with more regulations while showering favors on so-called green companies the free market is showing how to actually get things done....
  • Huge solar plant lags in early production [because there's not enough sunlight!]

    11/18/2014 9:18:06 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 42 replies
    AP ^ | November 17, 2014 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    The largest solar power plant of its type in the world - once promoted as a turning point in green energy - isn't producing as much energy as planned. One of the reasons is as basic as it gets: The sun isn't shining as much as expected.
  • Remember Solyndra? Those loans are making money (o rly?)

    11/13/2014 6:54:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Washington Post Wonkblog ^ | November 13, 2014 at 8:26 AM | Max Ehrenfreund
    Lost in the hubbub following President Obamas climate agreement with China was a smaller bit of surprising environmental news Wednesday: the Department of Energys loan program is expected to make money for taxpayers. Most people are familiar with the program because of Solyndra, a solar-panel manufacturer that went bankrupt in 2011 after borrowing $528 million from the federal government. [] You cant avoid defaults when you lend money, though, and on balance, the loans are being repaid. A report released in the next several days will give the departments first estimates of how the program is performing financially: the loans...
  • Ron Klain and Solyndra [From The Man Who Campaigned for Hope and Change!]

    10/20/2014 8:47:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | October 20, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    OCTOBER 20, 2014 Ron Klain and Solyndra The administrations point man on a solar fraud is now in charge of Ebola. By Andrew C. McCarthy Ron Klain is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as Ebola czar may not be the presidents best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And thats not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obamas vow that his administration would shun lobbyists. Klain was also a central player in the presidents Solyndra fraud, which soaked taxpayers for...
  • The Ebola Czar, Ron Klain and Solyndra $535 Million Fraud

    10/20/2014 4:09:26 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 13 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | Oct 20, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Ron Klain and Solyndra The administrations point man on a solar fraud is now in charge of Ebola. By Andrew C. McCarthy NRO October 20,2014 Ron Klain is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as Ebola czar may not be the presidents best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And thats not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obamas vow that his administration would shun lobbyists. Klain was also a central player in the presidents Solyndra fraud, which soaked taxpayers for...
  • Ron Klain and Solyndra: The administrations point man on a solar fraud is now in charge of Ebola.

    10/20/2014 7:36:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/20/2014 | Andrew McCarthy
    Ron Klain is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as Ebola czar may not be the presidents best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And thats not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obamas vow that his administration would shun lobbyists. Klain was also a central player in the presidents Solyndra fraud, which soaked taxpayers for over half a billion dollars for the benefit of Obama cronies. In Faithless Execution, I recount the Solyndra fraud. It never got the attention...
  • Obama Appoints Democrat Operative Who Oversaw Stimulus Boondoggle as Ebola Czar

    10/18/2014 5:37:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    TPNN ^ | October 17, 2014 | Matthew Burke
    Even though earlier this week, the official Obama Regime spokesman, Josh Earnest, announced to the nation that there was no need for an Ebola Czar, Obama announced his new Ebola Czar on Friday, a Democrat Party operative with no experience in the health care or medical industries. Ron Klain, a lawyer who oversaw the implementation of the failed Obama 2009 Stimulus Porkulus plan, also served as chief of staff to buffoonish Democrat Vice President Joe Biden and global warming huckster and fraud, former vice president, Al Gore. Think Solyndra.
  • 'Ebola Czar' Absent from White House Ebola Strategy Meeting

    10/17/2014 9:12:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 17 Oct 2014
    Ron Klain, the newly-appointed "Ebola Czar" for Barack Obama's administration, did not attend a White House meeting Friday discussing the federal response to the domestic threat of the deadly Ebola virus.
  • White House Ebola Czar Was Key Player In Solyndra Scandal

    10/17/2014 6:54:26 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 17, 2014 | Ales Griswold
    Ron Klain, the newly appointed White House Ebola response coordinator, was one of the senior White House officials who advised that President Obama should visit solar power company Solyndra in 2011, despitean auditor raising red flags about the companys finances. According toThe Washington Post, Klain was one of the key players in the scandal while he worked for Vice President Joe Biden: Ron Klain, then Bidens chief of staff, dismissed auditors concerns about Solyndras solvency, reasoning that all innovative companies come with risk.
  • Obama's man on Ebola is former Biden staff chief

    10/17/2014 11:49:07 AM PDT · by campg · 41 replies
    Washington AP ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    Obama's man on Ebola is former Biden staff chief 1 hour ago BY JIM KUHNHENN(0) Comments WASHINGTON (AP) He's tackled the financial crisis, served two vice presidents and been portrayed by Kevin Spacey in an HBO film, but Ron Klain's newest job as the U.S. point person on Ebola may be his toughest challenge to date. A longtime Democratic operative, Klain was tasked Friday by President Barack Obama with running the government's response to the Ebola crisis. Klain has been a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, and served as Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff...
  • Obamas New Ebola Czar Was Deeply Involved in Solyndra Scandal

    10/17/2014 10:35:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/17/14 | PJ Tatler
    Bridget Johnson reported earlier that President Obama has appointed Ron Klain to become Ebola czar. Klains career is not in medicine, epidemiology, or any field related to disease control or prevention. Klain is a laywer, a K Street lobbyist, and a career Democrat party operative. Klain is not a doctor. He is a Democrat loyalist. Not only was he involved in Al Gores 2000 election recount as Bridget reported, Klain was involved in the Obama administrations Solyndra debacle. In January 2012, ABC News reported that Klain, then Vice President Joe Bidens chief of staff, was right in the middle of...
  • When Obama carried out Solyndra con game, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart went to prison

    06/01/2014 8:37:18 AM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 8, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog When Obama carried out his Solyndra con game, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart went to prison forbreaking In 2009 the Obama administration gave $535 million to Solyndra, claiming that it would create 4,000 new jobs. However, instead of creating those 4,000 new jobs, the company went bankrupt. It was later revealed that the companys shareholders and executives had made substantial donations to Obamas campaign, that the company had spent a large sum of money on lobbying, and that Solyndra executives had had many meetings with White House officials. It was also revealed...
  • Wayne LaPierre: You Know The National Media Is Lying When They Call Themselves Journalists

    04/25/2014 7:06:02 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    NRO ^ | April 25, 2014 1:27 PM | Geraghty
    National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, now speaking to the NRA Annual Meetings Leadership Forum, held at the Lucas Oil Stadium: One hundred million gun owners will not back down, not now, not ever. Freedom has never needed our defense more than now. The core values that we believe in the things we care about most are changing and eroding: our right to speak, our right to gather, our right to work, our right to practice our religion and raise our family and protect them they see fit. Those arent old values or new values. They are core...
  • Correcting the Net Metering Record

    04/17/2014 2:18:56 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg
    American Legislator ^ | 4-17-14 | John Eick
    Theres nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it. William James A lie told enough becomes the truth. Vladimir Lenin Perhaps the most frequently used logical fallacy in the world of politics and public policy today is the argument of assertion, or the idea that someone can legitimately argue a point by merely declaring that something is true, regardless of contradiction. Thus far in 2014, the solar lobby and environmental activists have together employed this strategy to attack ALEC as a legislative membership organization and our stance on the issue of net...
  • FIRST HE WALKS OUT OF THE PRESIDENTS MAJOR SPEECH NOW HES THINKING ABOUT FILING IMPEACHMENT

    01/29/2014 3:51:47 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 119 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/29/14 | Becket Adams
    Just hours after he stormed out of President Obamas State of the Union address Tuesday, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced hes considering filing articles of impeachment against the president.
  • On PBS, David Remnick Praises Obama Administration As Scandal-Free, Pro-Science

    01/21/2014 1:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 21, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    David Remnick of The New Yorker showed up on PBS’s Charlie Rose Monday night to discuss his long, mostly sympathetic profile of Barack Obama from the January 27 issue of the magazine. Near the end of the interview, Rose focused in on the president’s reported desire to be “big.” The host wondered, “[W]hat's his definition of 'big,' and does he believe in his deep recesses of his own mind that the chance of that has slipped away?” Remnick replied that no, Obama does not think his chance of being “big” has slipped away. The editor then rattled off a laundry...
  • Taxpayers lose $139 million on Fisker Automotive loan

    11/25/2013 7:16:47 PM PST · by DBCJR · 3 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3:59 PM 11/22/2013
    Happy Thanksgiving from the Obama administration. The Energy Department has sold off its $192 million loan guarantee to Fisker Automotive to Chinese billionaire Richard Li for $25 million the biggest taxpayer loss on a green loan since the failure of Solyndra. The Energy Department will announce the selling of the promissory note to Hybrid Tech, which is owned by Chinese billionaire Richard Li, according to sources familiar with the sale. The DOE sold the loan to Li for $25 million after lending the financially troubled green automaker a total of $192 million since 2009. Once again, American taxpayers are...
  • Solar firm linked to Obama donors could be 'next Solyndra,' top GOP Sen. warns

    11/19/2013 6:01:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2013 | Joseph Weber
    A California-based solar company backed by several Obama supporters has been receiving millions in federal tax credits while losing $322 million since 2008, raising concerns about the company becoming the next Solyndra. Among SolarCity Corp.s biggest investors is Elon Musk -- the high-profile donor and fundraiser who co-founded PayPal and whose companies SpaceX and electric-car company Tesla Motors have received at least $846 million in loans and startup money from the Obama administration. Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, warned about SolarCitys financial standing in a letter Monday to the Treasury Department. There is...
  • How do Bankrupt Solyndra and Bankrupt Obamacare Differ Ideologically?

    10/31/2013 9:33:29 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 7 replies
    Graewoulf | October 31, 2013 | Graewoulf
    Will those of us who see no difference between the failed Green Energy Socialist ideological experiment of the Solyndra Bankruptcy, and the failed Socialized Medical Insurance Tax Socialist ideological experiment of the Obamacare Bankruptcy vote in large enough numbers in the 2014 National Congressional Election to REPEAL and ABOLISH Obamacare, Boehnercare or another Federal "replacement" to Universal Socialized Medical Insurance?
  • Federal Solar Auction Gets No Bidders;y

    10/27/2013 5:38:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 27, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    Green energy is supposedly the future. Why, solar energy will break out and become a major energy source any year now, or any decade now. Or maybe never. It has been the subject of national attention ever since President Obama made it a cornerstone of his 2008 presidential campaign. Of course, what Obama claims is in energy policy has worked out to be more a of a growth-constraining, government money-wasting endeavor than anything else. The Denver Post carried the original story on Thursday of how the federal government's first attempt at a solar auction went. The headline was accurate: "1st...
  • GOP hopes Obama heath care woes have staying power

    10/26/2013 11:28:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 26, 2013 12:32 PM EDT | Julie Pace and Nancy Benac
    For nearly five years, Republicans have struggled to make a scandal stick to President Barack Obamas White House. One by one, the controversieswith shorthand names such as Solyndra, Benghazi, and Fast and Furioushit a fever pitch, then faded away. But some Republicans see the disastrous rollout of Obamas health law as a problem with the kind of staying power they have sought. The health care failures are tangible for millions of Americans and can be experienced by anyone with Internet access. The law itself is more closely associated with Obama personally and long has been unpopular with the majority of...
  • No one bids to build solar plants on Colorado public lands

    10/25/2013 1:49:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 24, 2013 | ASHE SCHOW |
    Well, this is awkward. An auction in Colorado for the right to build solar energy plants produced no bids, according to the Denver Post. "We are going to have to regroup and figure out what didn't work," Maryanne Kurtinaitis, renewable energy program manager for the federal Bureau of Land Managements Colorado office told the Post. But Ken Borngrebe, environmental permitting manager for First Solar, said the problem likely had to do with market uncertainties surrounding solar projects. "It may come down to the lack of confidence in the market for solar today," Borngrebe said. The problems for solar energy stem...
  • Obama, the Environmental Charlatan

    10/18/2013 6:52:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/18/2013 | Jeffery Folks
    The president is committed to the idea of anthropogenic global warming. Man-made carbon emissions, he believes (or pretends to believe), cause global temperatures to rise, and this temperature increase is destructive. By reducing man-made carbon emissions, temperatures can be made to fall. Every part of this logic is flawed, if not utterly false. Do carbon emissions cause global warming? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is largely composed of climate researchers with what would seem a strong vested interest in promoting the global warming agenda. Yet even the IPCC has a 5% doubt that human activities affect the climate.