February 8, 2013
The original early 20th century progressive …. So when you talk about the progressives remember who they are talking about. And since Tony Bennett so eloquently noted in his err, ahh speech, yesterday…
There is enough historical fact to prove the early 20th century progressives, those admired by Hillary, and much of their doctrine adopted and implemented by none other than Germany’s Hitler.
Trevor Loudin has this piece on his site:
President Obama’s second inaugural was a speech that the Obama Media literally drooled over as a straight forward and forceful expression of progressivism unmatched in American history. I agree, it was, but there was one thing that bothered me… the tendency of these media personalities to ignore the sources of many of the ideas the president expressed so well.
In the interest of fairness and as a debt to history, I think it’s important that we take a minute to give due credit to one of the greatest progressives in history, someone who undoubtedly should be an inspiration and influence to all progressives – former German leader Adolf Hitler, who against strong odds rose to power and fundamentally changed Germany and for a while, the world.
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January 23, 2013
You need to understand a few things.
First Germany is loaded with coal. It’s why the German’s in WWII used coal to liquids technology to fuel their war machine.
And recently the hated George Bush had built a coal gasification plant in Tampa Electric, Polk County Florida, to prove out the coal gasification technology, and the efficiency changes and lowered emissions this produces.
Your electricity costs will necessarily have to skyrocket
It’s about to become important to you, as Obama says he is going to pursue doing something about all the lies that make up the global warming hoaxers daily religion.
Hey even NASA can no longer hide the truth. The sun did it…
Back to my article about German electricity costs:
Story today about the article in Spiegel, Bjørn Lomborg writes on his Facebook page:
Real German electricity prices for households have increased 61% since 2000. One quarter of household costs now stems directly from renewable energy. Also, the increase is *not* because of increasing production costs (which have actually slightly declined since 1978).
The increase is due to dramatically increasing taxes, most noticeably from the Renewable Energy Act (EEG). In 2013 the EEG will increase 50% to 6.28 euro-cent (5.28 cents plus 19% VAT).
In June 2011, Chancellor Angela Merkel famously promised to keep EEG prices stable, but this promise has now clearly been broken. The German household will pay 24% of its electricity bill to renewables.
Perhaps this is why more people are stealing wood from German forests (http://bit.ly/VMllfs) and likely why up to 800,000 people can’t pay their electricity bills (http://bit.ly/XcK7nv). Some estimates show costs could escalate to €300 billion by 2030 (http://bit.ly/Qab1Hr).
Notice, that industry still pays much less and about the same as it paid in 1978.
Data from OECD (prices http://bit.ly/10IXX5J, with 2012 estimated from first two quarters from IEA, and adjusted with German Consumer Price Index (MEI),http://bit.ly/UkWaj7)
Yes, their costs have already gone up 61% because the German government bought into the glaobal warming hoax.
October 17, 2012
Before German’s totally destroy their economy, and the fact that no viable to fossil fuel exists, the Germans appear to be coming around.
The deputy leader of the parliamentary Christian Democratic Party (CDU), Arnold Vaatz, has called for a U-turn regarding Germany’s planned nuclear phase-out and for a complete revision of nuclear policy. On Tuesday evening, Vaatz questioned the Government’s entire green energy transition. Vaatz justified his push by pointing out the fact that renewable energy sources are incapable of generating base-load electricity. Therefore the “immediate repeal of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG)” was required, albeit while protecting legitimate expectations. “We will have to keep coal, gas and nuclear energy,” he said.
Die Welt, 17 October 2012
My guess Germany has people who know how calculators work, and Obama still believes in ground up unicorns and pixie magic dust.
July 20, 2012
Spain’s unemployment is now about 25% thanks to the government’s green programs.
Spanish 10-year bond yields hit a euro-era high of 7.3pc, a level widely believed to be unaffordable in the long term, while the spread between those bonds and the German benchmark Bunds widened to a record 600 basis points.
The Spanish stock market fell 5.79pc and the Italian MIB was down 4.4pc, while the euro hit a session low against the US dollar.
Budget Minister Cristobal Montoro said that his country’s recession would ease this year, with GDP contracting by 1.5pc, two percentage points lower than previous estimates. However, he revised next year’s outlook down from 0.2pc growth to a 0.5pc contraction, before a rise of 1.2pc in 2014 and 1.9pc in 2015.
He also expects Spain’s unemployment level to continue its 12-month rise to hit 24.6pc this year, before falling marginally to 24.3pc next year and 23.3pc in 2014.
The news comes as Valencia asked for financial help from the government. It follows Catalonia, Spain’s wealthiest autonomous region, which called for financial assistance in May.
July 18, 2012
- Leading German news magazine pokes fun at London’s Olympic planning
- Der Spiegel: ‘Visitors will need determination to reach the venues at all’
- Games will be an ‘arduous obstacle for everyone’, magazine claims
The British — They have a reputation for faultless efficiency and planning events with meticulous detail.
So perhaps we should be worried that Germans already believe London 2012 will be an ‘Olympic-sized disaster’.
Germany’s leading news magazine has launched an attack on Britain’s preparations for the Olympics, poking fun at facilities and warning that the Games are destined to go down in history as a gigantic ‘soggy mess’.
Drought in the USA, but rain in England. Weather is never predictable.
June 20, 2012
Obama tries to tell EU Members to spend spend and spend some more …
Ms. Merkel, who has been under increasing pressure from Mr. Obama and some of her European counterparts to ease up on Germany’s austerity-first prescription for the rest of Europe, appeared to take heart from the victory on Sunday of pro-Europe forces in Greece, thereby confirming the fears of some economists and European and American officials who fret that the Greek results might remove the impetus for quick action.
So Obama’s EU promises are for bankruptcy of the EU, Germany and the USA. No Sale!!!!
Austerity it is … Not what Obama wanted.
But Ms. Merkel says nein, Obama’s plan is bankrupt the EU, the Germans and the USA:
“Elections cannot call into question the commitments Greece made,” Ms. Merkel told reporters. “We cannot compromise on the reform steps we agreed on.”
Toward that end, the president spent two days in Mexico shuttling between Ms. Merkel and other European leaders in an effort to get them to sign onto a specific pro-growth agenda. But for all his influence as the leader of the biggest economy in the world, Mr. Obama sometimes seemed a bystander, there to exhort and cajole the other European leaders (especially the German chancellor) but little else.
Mr. Obama acknowledged at a news conference at the close of the summit meeting that none of the steps announced here included “a silver bullet.” But he added that he believed “the sense of urgency among the leaders is clear.”
Austerity is the way forward, and Ms. Merkel knows it … And is sticking to it. Obama can buzz off … phlttt.
May 29, 2012
This says it all – what they really think of Obama and the Clintons! Is this the “Change” Obama talked about?
These floats were part of the annual Carnival Parade in Germany watched by an estimated 3 million people in 3 German cities including Dusseldorf.
With our controlled press, it is interesting to see that German citizens seem to know more about the U.S. political system and environment than the majority of citizens on the streets of America.
Looks like the world know who our Commie really is …
Yep, our loser is right in there … the German election results.
“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation.
One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
▬ John Adams
And Hillary hanging on, still …
And we thought it was a serious election we had … Yokes on you.
March 18, 2012
Meet Elke. This inspiring woman was born in Hitler’s Germany and lived under communist rule for years before becoming an American citizen.
Her video explanation of what happened in Germany under communism and the parallels to our current administration and the path we are on will give you a chill.
She was born under Hitler, raised under the USSR’s sovereignty in East Germany, and came to America as a young adult. LISTEN to her.
November 28, 2011
Investors sent Europe’s politicians a painful message last week whenGermany had a seriously disappointing government bond auction. It was unable to sell more than a third of the benchmark 10-year bonds it had sought to auction off on Nov. 23, and interest rates on 30-year German debt rose from 2.61 percent to 2.83 percent. The message? Germany is no longer a safe haven.
Since the global financial crisis of 2008, investors have focused on credit risk and rewarded Germany with low interest rates for its perceived frugality. But now markets will focus on currency risk. Inflation will accelerate and the euro may break up in a way that calls into question all euro-denominated obligations. This is the beginning of the end for the euro zone.
Here’s why. Until 2008, investors assumed that all euro- zone sovereign bonds, as well as bank debt, were risk-free and would never default. This made for a wonderfully profitable trade: European banks could buy government debt, finance it at less expensive rates through funding provided by the European Central Bank, and pocket the spread.
Then credit conditions tightened around the world and some flaws became evident. Greece had too much government borrowing; Ireland had experienced a debt fueled real-estate bubble; and even German banks had become highly leveraged. Investors naturally decided some credit-risk premium was needed, so yields started to rise.
Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and now Italy have large amounts of short term debt that they can’t roll over at low cost. Leading European banks are in the same situation. None of these countries or banks can long bear the burden of their current debt levels at reasonable risk premiums.