Maaatt Daaamon took Arab cash to produce attack on US economy

Posted on September 28, 2012 by Donald Ferguson

Matt Damon’s portrayal in “Team America” as a dim-witted tool of anti-American interests appears to have been more fact than fiction.

“A new film starring Matt Damon presents American oil and natural gas producers as money-grubbing villains purportedly poisoning rural American towns. It is therefore of particular note that it is financed in part by the royal family of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates,” The Heritage Foundation’s Lachlan Markey reveals.

“While left-leaning Hollywood often targets supposed environmental evildoers, Promised Land was also produced “in association with” Image Media Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, according to the preview’s list of credits. A spokesperson with DDA Public Relations, which runs PR for Participant Media, the company that developed the film fund backing Promised Land, confirmed that AD Media is a financier. The company is wholly owned by the government of the UAE.”

The movie presents numerous fictionalized, debunked attacks on fracking.  It was produced with the intention to cripple the United States’ fast-growing natural gas economy.

That would be a financial windfall for Arab nations, as it would leave a weaker United States dependent on foreign oil and natural gas.

The fact is Matt Damon took Arab money with the intent to make the United States weaker and subservient to the Middle East.

Bullock slammed for opposing 4,300 new jobs, $92 million a year for schools

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“Gubernatorial hopefuls Steve Bullock and Rick Hill clashed Thursday night over who would do a better job developing Montana’s natural resources and bolstering education, sharpening their tone in their second debate of the campaign season,” Helena Independent Record reporter Mike Dennison reports.

“‘I am a strong advocate for natural-resource development in Montana, and the reason I am is that we are second-to-last in this country in terms of what we earn in salaries and wages,’ Hill told an overflow crowd at the Montana Tech auditorium in Butte. ‘There is no reason, with all the wealth we have in this state, that we’re next-to-last in take-home pay.’”

The University of Montana’s Bureau of Business & Economic Research reports Montana’s $1.4 trillion Otter Creek coal tracts would provide 4,300 jobs and $92 million a year in tax revenue for schools and other services.  Bullock pandered to the wealthy Sierra Club by voting against developing them.

“Hill used his question to attack Bullock’s record on coal development, asking why Bullock failed to join 24 state attorneys general from coal-producing states this year when they challenged new Environmental Protection Agency rules Hill said would harm coal-fired power plants.”

Obama shuts down two Okla. power plants, forces 11% rate increase

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“AEP-PSO will spend $350 million to satisfy federal air quality rules in a plan that includes shutting down two coal-fired generation units and upgrading emission controls on three natural gas-fired plants in the next 14 years,” The Tulsa World reports.

“…company officials estimated that base utility rates may eventually need to rise about 11 percent to recover the compliance costs.”

Other Oklahoma utilities have been forced to sue Obama to try and stay afloat.

“Oklahoma Gas and Electric, the state’s largest utility, is continuing its legal battle against the EPA over the rules.  In April, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed suit against the new EPA rules on behalf of OG&E. Utilities argued that the EPA was too aggressive in its timeline to enforce the regional haze rules.”

No warming: NASA admits Arctic ice loss due to storms, Antarctic ice sets record

Posted on September 26, 2012 by Donald Ferguson

“In a September 18 video posted by NASA on its website, they admit that the Arctic cyclone, which began on August 1, “wreaked havoc on the Arctic sea ice cover” by “breaking up sea ice,” Marc Moreno reports.  (NASA story here)

“Global warming activists have been giddy in their hyping of the satellite era record low Arctic sea ice extent while ignoring the satellite record sea ice expansion in the Antarctic.”

“Reuters news service filed a September 21 report based on NASA’s video admission titled: “NASA says Arctic cyclone played ‘key role’ in record ice melt.” The news segment details how the Arctic sea ice was reduced due to “a powerful cyclone that scientists say ‘wreaked havoc’ on ice cover during the month of August.” (Reuters on “Arctic Cyclone” — 0:47 second long segment — Rob Muir reporting.)”

Meanwhile, the Antarctic ice is growing rapidly, something that doesn’t happen in “global warming.”

So rapidly, in fact, it’s the most sea ice ever recorded at either pole.

Generally the planet averages between 15 and 23 million square kilometers of sea ice.  Right now we have 18 million, which is 1 million more than the seasonal average.

Czech president calls out ‘man-made global warming’ hoaxsters

Posted on September 25, 2012 by Donald Ferguson

From today’s Washington Times interview between Brett Decker and Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus

Decker: Rare among world leaders, you have challenged the radical green agenda on global warming. What about the climate-change ideology is so dangerous?

Klaus: You rightly call it “ideology” because the global-warming alarmism is not about science. This is a collectivistic ideology with a very particular political agenda which restricts our freedom and prosperity. The attempts to command the climate and decide about the temperature on our planet are wrong and arrogant. I wrote a book about it which was published in English under the title “Blue Planet in Green Shackles.”

ATI files suit to stop illegal EPA human medical experimentation

Posted on September 24, 2012 by Donald Ferguson

WASHINGTON — American Tradition Institute’s Environmental Law Center filed a federal lawsuit Friday seeking to stop illegal human medical experiments conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The suit, filed in United States District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, describes in detail how six EPA employees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School intentionally pumped what they termed “lethal” amounts of diesel exhaust, specifically small particulate matter termed “PM2.5,” directly into the lungs of human volunteers who were not properly advised of the risks.

“It is difficult to overstate the atrocity of this research. EPA parked a truck’s exhaust pipe directly beneath an intake pipe on the side of a building. The exhaust was sucked into the pipe, mixed with some additional air and then piped directly into the lungs of the human subjects,” said ATI Environmental Law Center Director Dr. David Schnare.

Dr. Schnare was previously a 34-year EPA attorney and holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Management from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Master of Science in Public Health-Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina, where the experiments were conducted.

“EPA actually has pictures of this gas chamber, a clear plastic pipe stuck into the mouth of a subject, his lips sealing it to his face, diesel fumes inhaled straight into his lungs.”

Scientific assessments of PM2.5 conducted in 2004 and 2009 by the EPA determined there is no safe level of exposure.  Nevertheless, the EPA pumped it directly into the lungs of humans, including an obese volunteer and a volunteer with chronic asthma.

The EPA violated numerous federal laws by failing to properly inform volunteers of the risks or that the EPA has previously determined their level of exposure to PM2.5 was potentially lethal.  Additionally, the experiments violate federal laws requiring the potential benefits to the subjects outweigh the risks to the subjects.

Also, federal law requires volunteers in medical studies to be fully informed of any “reasonably foreseeable risks or discomforts to the subjects. [45 CFR 46.116 and 40 CFR 26.116 (a)(2)]

A review of the consent forms by Dr. John Dale Dunn, a policy advisor to the American Council on Science and Health, confirms subjects were not properly informed of the risks or that their exposure was potentially lethal.

Additionally, federal law prohibits medical experiments on humans imposing risks that are not reasonable in relation to the anticipated benefits. [45 CFR 46.111 and 40 CFR 26.111(a)(2)]  Those laws prohibit including possible long-range effects of applying knowledge gained the research when weighing risks and benefits.

The EPA admits there is no potential benefit to directly inhaling diesel fumes.

Dr. Dunn called EPA’s human experimentation “scandalously unethical and immoral” and said “There can be no further tolerance of this misconduct.”

The suit, ATI v. EPA, names EPA, EPA administrator Lisa Jackson as defendants.  It seeks to immediately halt the experiments, halt any similar experiments, to declare the EPA did not provide sufficient information to victims, to halt expenditures for the study, to suspend use of the UNC Medical IRB unit, to prohibit the EPA from using information from the study and to suspend implantation of any rules under the Clean Air Act to control fine particulate matter until it is ensured they are not based on information gathered from illegal medical experiments.

The American Tradition Institute is an independent 501(c)3 “think tank” associated with, but completely independent from, American Tradition Partnership.  

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