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Feb 19 2012

Windmills Chop Up Golden Eagles

Politically correct but economically insane windmills are good for something besides helping liberals feel righteous after all — these Cuisinarts of the air are highly effective at killing federally protected golden eagles, as even NBC apparatchiks admit:

“It’s a tough dilemma: green energy and thousands of jobs, or protecting the great raptors of the sky.”

Considering that green energy is a joke that couldn’t power the economy of Burundi, and that the “thousands of jobs” exist mostly in the imaginations of moonbats, maybe the dilemma isn’t really all that tough.

Via Breitbart.tv, on a tip from Shawn.

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  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    Sometimes, to make a little Socialism

    You have to “crack a few (eagle) sculls

  • anym.

    If these wind farms were actually economically viable, and owned by a non-government entity, they would be shutdown by the EPA after the first dead golden eagle.

  • Sarge

    What “…thousands of green energy jobs”?

  • IslandLifer

    I’m sure the liberals are just thrilled they’re killing eagles with their environmental fans.

  • Kek

    Hey, you can’t make an omelet without break a few eggs.

  • TexasDoc

    So, the wind farm owned by Los Angeles is really doing little but helping its liberal citizens feel better while killing off Golden Eagles? How touching and how hypocritical.

  • dmgore

    @anym.
    You hit the nail square on the head with that one. you are exactly correct.
    DM

  • Bill T

    Better yet how this for stimulating to economy, with aerial cuisinarts. This project is in the area of the wintering grounds, in Texas, of whooping cranes.

    South Texas wind farm in Sarita that produces clean energy for San Antonio will receive an award of $114 million.
    The Peñascal Wind Farm is operated by PPM Energy, a Spanish company
    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/environment/article/S-Texas-wind-farm-wins-114M-in-funding-847761.php#ixzz1mrtvrghG

  • Laobag

    Bird blenders!

  • Toa

    This is what always happens when man thinks he is God and can create paradise on Earth…all he does is turn things into an inferno.

  • Sinister66

    “Green Energy” isnt going away anytime soon. Bitching about birds being diced up by wind turbines is as dumb as bitching about oil piplines disturbing the habitat of other animals. they’re animals. granted they are pretty expensive now but as time goes on they will get cheaper and more efficient. solar panels used today are cheaper and more efficient then panels used 5 years ago.

    Sure we can drill more but that wont lower energy or fuel costs. If it would our fuel prices should be lower now since we have such a stock pile that fuel is now one of our largest exports.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/first-gas-other-fuels-top-200739135.html
    http://www.fox8live.com/news/local/story/Fuel-becomes-Americas-biggest-export/JSqGsI2M90CFDUuUNqjBNA.cspx

  • anym.

    I couldn’t care less about the birds, If they cannot adapt, too bad for them, that’s what Zoo’s and museums are for… someday we may be in one too. This windfarm exposes the hypocrisy that “Liberalism” is. The green movement is nothing but a tool for the left to bash their politcal and economic (anyone who dares make an honest living) opponents. When it comes down to it liberals will NEVER play by their own rules (AL Gore’s House anyone?). They are only created to harass people.

  • KHarn

    “Sinister66 says:February 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm”

    We export oil because we don’t have the REFINERY CAPACITY; another “blessing” of the regressive policies.

    Since when does a massive amount of a product drive the prices UP? That goes counter to logic and sound business practices. Over-regulation, perhaps?

  • Sinister66

    anym. says:

    “The green movement is nothing but a tool for the left to bash their politcal and economic (anyone who dares make an honest living) opponents.”

    examples please.

    As I have stated before, my house runs solely on “green energy” due to my property being located beyond the boundries of the local utility companies. Also we has a large amount of homeowners adding solar to their houses to almost whipe out their power bills and avoiding the price hikes that will come with the smart meters. How is this harassment?

  • Sinister66

    KHarn says:

    From my link”
    “In 2011, U.S. refiners exported 117 million gallons per day of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other petroleum products, up from 40 million gallons per day a decade earlier.”

    Makes your,”We export oil because we don’t have the REFINERY CAPACITY; another “blessing” of the regressive policies.” a false statement.

    So I ask. Why export fuel when it could be kept here increasing demand and lowering the price.

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    Green Energy” isnt going away anytime soon.
    Sinister
    It will last as long as the subsidies and “green energy mandates” do.
    It’s just wonderful in how accepting you are of ideas like “smart meters”
    Especially considering that it is precisely that green energy you advocate for, which will eventually force the use of those smart meters, to compensate for the inevitable lack of energy.
    Just another example of the self fulfilling prophesy of liberalism’s race to the stone ages.
    Some of us use energy to produce other useless things, like food.
    When the cost of energy goes up, these things do as well.
    If there is even the slightest interruption in the SUPPLY of energy, production of a LARGE PORTION of current food supplies becomes impossible.
    When the starving lynch mob comes calling, shall I send them to Sinisters house, the one with the “sustainable panels”
    Oh wait, he is part of the mob too.

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    Even if we export it, it is still lowering the price.
    Oil and it’s refined products are a WORLD commodity.
    In fact, the alternative would possibly be to close those US refineries down
    http://www.consumerenergyreport.com/2012/01/09/whats-so-bad-about-exporting-gasoline/
    So we are importing oil from Mexico — the source of over 10% of our oil imports — and turning around and exporting back to them the higher value finished products. It creates jobs and tax revenue here in the U.S. That sounds like a bad deal for Mexico and a good deal for the U.S. So I don’t understand why people are upset. We could choose to stop selling gasoline to Mexico, in which case we could import less oil from them. But since gasoline is worth more than oil, that doesn’t seem like a very good business proposition.

  • anym.

    I know reasoning isn’t a strong point of the Liberal mind, but lets try it anyway…

    SinisterDA.

    IF: A company was responsible for for the death of large numbers of protected bird species.

    THEN: THE EPA (Federal Government) would shut them down.

    NOW, add some Gov. involvement…

    IF: The government was responsible for for the death of large numbers of protected bird species.

    THEN: THE EPA (Federal Government) DOES NOTHING.

    *Remember Obama & Friends Run the Federal Government (EPA), and belong to the party of GREEN (Democrats). They will Cite EPA Regulations to shutdown businesses, but when one of their pet projects is guilty of harming the environment, suddenly those Regs. no longer seem to apply. (killing birds is only evil if greedy Capitalists do it).
    Double Standards. Liberal Tactics 101.

    PS.
    I’m sorry if this hurts your brain.

  • chuck in st paul

    thanks Ghost, ya beat me to it

    Sinister is highly myopic on this energy subject. For one, the rest of us do not have the luxury of moving to a sunshine state area where solar actually has a positive cash flow. Anywhere above the Mason-Dixon east of the Rockies has way too many overcast and rainy days. Add to that the three to ten feet of snow that has to be cleaned off regularly all winter and the damn things are an expensive nuisance with negative payback.

  • octa bright

    It appears that one of the largest problems with federal regulations is that they are not applied equally. If the environmental laws would be appled to all they would create such a mess that the politically connected would force their end. Same with the civil rights laws, antidiscrimination laws, the antitrust laws, etc. I believe a start to ending government over reach would be a constitutional amendment forbiding to pass any law to which they are exempt.

  • octa bright

    That should be forbiding Congress to pass any law to which they are exempt.

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    Actually Chuck, the billions extracted from the US economy in both direct taxation, as well as indirectly through higher energy prices, along with rising costs of goods and services as a result of this moonbat obsession with these trinkets further strips needed private capital that would otherwise go to development of the next REAL energy revolution.
    In other words, windmills and solar panels are the Chevy Volts of energy.
    The theory is the more you reject them, the more the market is manipulated until you are left (begging)for them

  • Sinister66

    Ghost of FA Hayek says:
    “It’s just wonderful in how accepting you are of ideas like “smart meters”
    Especially considering that it is precisely that green energy you advocate for, which will eventually force the use of those smart meters, to compensate for the inevitable lack of energy.”
    WTF are you babbling about?? Smart meters are green energy??

    “When the starving lynch mob comes calling, shall I send them to Sinisters house, the one with the “sustainable panels”
    Oh wait, he is part of the mob too.”

    For one thing tool bag Im on a geothermal generator. not solar.

    “It will last as long as the subsidies and “green energy mandates” do.”

    Solar and wind have been around for over 30 years. try again.

    Your second post suggests exporting gasoline as nothing but a positive.
    I believe keeping the 117 million gallions of gas per day that would have been exported would lower the cost within the united states. to each there own I guess.

  • Sinister66

    chuck in st paul says:

    What sunshine state are you talking about. I’m on the Neveada side in the Sierras by Lake Tahoe. Only getting 3-10 feet of snow would be a god send.

  • Sinister66

    Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    I dont know where you get your info from but here in northern nevada the local utility company, a privately owned company, will lay off all but 5 of there meter readers when the smart meters are installed. They will raise there rates at peak times to $.33 per kwh from $.11. They are expecting their profits to raise anywhere from 15% to 25%. the biggest supports of the smart meters are the utility companies. you can scream about “oh its the liberals and the government” when its actually private busines.

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    They will raise there rates at peak times to $.33 per kwh from $.11.
    Sinister
    I assume Nevada has their own form of a public utilities commission ?
    A bunch of bureauweenies appointed to regulate utility companies ?
    I would also assume your local utility company employs lobbyists to stroke said commission members,along with the politicians who appoint them ?
    Of course the utility would apt for a “smart system” where they can charge more for delivering less.
    After all, cronyism is the new American way.
    Just ask the execs at Solyndra
    Smart meters in the UK
    http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php/site/article/7814/
    Government and industry publicity for the devices imagines smiling families gathered around glowing smart meters to watch their energy consumption and carbon dioxide production ‘live’, with the enthusiasm usually reserved for one of those Simon Cowell atrocity exhibitions that pass for Saturday night entertainment. From a dingy cupboard or outside box, the smart meter will emerge into the light as an electronic status symbol, prominently displayed in the home.

    So far, so empowering.

    Now if that “evil” utility company were forced to actually be payed based on the actual KWH (kilowatt per hour) sold, instead of PHS (politicians per hour stroked) smart meters would be cast aside quicker than Al Gore at a coal miners convention

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    BTW You are correct in that utilities could care less if they are mandated to produce electricity from unicorn farts.
    Here, this proposal became a reality
    http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/environment/2007-05-23-turkey-litter-power_N.htm
    Following the 20/20 green mandate in MN (can I scream oh it’s the liberals now ?)which made it possible this plant has it’s manure shipped in by truck from hundreds of miles away, as far as Central Wisconsin all courtesy of the electricity consumer.
    So much for “sustainability”

  • grayjohn

    Will the windmills in question be arrested ffor possession of eagle feathers?

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