July 31, 2008

Beware charismatic men who preach ‘Change’ — Change you didn’t want. We have a significant Cuban American population nearby, they aren’t for ‘change’. They have been there, done that, once was enough.

New Nukes For Florida

July 30, 2008

The Florida Public Service Commission July 16, 2008 approved a proposal by Progress Energy Florida for a ‘determination of need’ to build two, 1,100-MW nuclear reactors at a greenfield site in Levy County, Florida. The first reactor is scheduled to be operational in 2016, and the second reactor in the following year. Progress submitted the petition to the PSC in March.

One of many regulatory hurdles that block the real construction start. The ‘determination of need’ establishes that the need for more power generation is real and is supported by the demand.

Progress plans to install two newer Westinghouse AP1000 reactors. In April, Progress announced that it had executed a letter of intent with Westinghouse Electric and The Shaw Group Inc. to purchase long-lead materials for the new nuclear reactors that are to be installed.

Progress is not the only utility planning to build nuclear reactors in Florida. In March, the PSC approved a petition by Florida Power and Light for a ‘determination of need’ to build two more nuclear reactors at its Turkey Point facility south of Miami. These proposed units are scheduled to commence operations in 2018 and 2020.

Turkey point is right down the road from me, if you think I want nuclear power plants in your backyard and not mine. FPL have had two nuclear generators continuously for years. Turkey Point and the North Tampa area anchor the Florida grid, since most of the population clusters around those spots. Orlando is sort of out on it’s own, but has little permanent population relatively speaking.

Brings to four the total new reactors now being planned for Florida — It’s a start, but in the USA, we need more.

The Planet Has Ten Years, Fix Global Warning Or We Are Cooked

July 28, 2008

Where have I heard this before … I just can’t put my finger on it. Oh yeah, now I remember, it was from the UN.


Source: From Herald Wire Services Southern Cross Astronomical Society

A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of “eco-refugees,” threatening political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the United Nations U.N. Environment Program, or UNEP. He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the

Published on July 5, 1989, Page 2E, Miami Herald, The (FL)
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Liberty Quote Of The Day

July 25, 2008

“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”  — Benjamin Franklin

Something to keep in mind with the enchanted song sung by the Obama one.

President Bush Rescinds Oil Drilling Ban

July 25, 2008

Price of a barrel of oil drops — Imagine what would happen to the price per barrel if we actually started drilling in these areas protected by the Democrat Marxists in Congress?

For example, just a short term back, the ‘new Democrat’ Sen Ken Salazar, added a provision in secret to a Senate bill which blocks oil shale conversion in Colorado. Now why would he do that? I will tell you why, he wants you to suffer at the gas pump, simple as that. Sen Salazar is onlly a ‘new democrat’ when running fior election, after the election, he reverts to the same old Marxist Democrat obstructing America’s energy supply.

Democrats lie to get elected, then revert back to the same old Marxism after the fact. Didn’t you know that? Next time, pay attention before voting, your wallet and your family will appreciate that.

Oil shale conversion is a proved process, the electric power can be provided by nuclear power stations — Many countries around the world are currently doing this, oil shale to liquid fuels, the latest to join in is China. American oil companies have the technology know how to make it happen and make it happen fast. It is believed America has between 800 and 2,000 billion barrels of oil locked in the western shale deposits.

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The IPCC And Positive Feedbacks

July 24, 2008

What if I were to tell you that the entire case for man caused global warming(AGW) were to rest on two papers written by two scientists, and they provide no proof for their conclusions. Not thousands of scientists concurring on the facts, but a couple of scientists, whose work is done at the auspices of the UN. That fact is now becoming widely known. This fools game, relying on theory for both your hypothesis and the evidence you need to support it, is not science it’s a hoax, offered up for lay people to consume.
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Sabal Palm In Trouble

July 23, 2008

Bad news … Florida’s State Tree in for tough times. The sabal palm, Florida’s state tree, is under attack by a microscopic killer that has scientists stumped.

An unknown but growing number of sabal palms in the Tampa Bay area have died from a mysterious disease. Even after scientists pinpoint the disease, they will have to learn what insect spreads it. The disease will be tough to stop.
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