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August 13, 2013

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Aug-22-13 9:37 AM

Congress - not just the GOP - is at 14% or 19% depending on what poll you are looking at. Even as dumb as you appear at times, you do realize the GOP does not control the Senate of Executive. Get out your Civics book.

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Aug-22-13 6:02 AM

OIIOHH, factually the Presidents approval ratings are rockstar compared to congressional Republicans. Its all relative isn't it.

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Aug-20-13 5:42 PM

hartman - where's your list?

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Aug-19-13 9:45 AM

Ranger you are an excellent steward of our earth. Thank You! All of us must do our part to leave our world habitable for future generations. Manufacturing and industry must also act responsibly by not polluting our water and air. Energy demands and profits, lack of ethics, greed and disregard for regulations are destroying our environment. Many liberals are trying to address this issue. It is refreshing to know a conservative is doing the same. Thanks.

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Aug-18-13 11:44 AM

hartman - I built my own wind turbine and purchased and installed so-called obsolete solar panels that I bought at a deep discount, so my home is electrical energy neutral, I have a geothermal heating and cooling system, we recycle virtually everything possible and we grow most of our own fruit and vegetables, much of which we can for winter. I do need a van due to two factors - health issues and the fact that we live 4 hours from our kids and grandkids, which are not served by rail.

Back to you.

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Aug-16-13 11:37 PM

NBHH,I have every confidence the hippies will save America - it's the Capitalists I fear the most!

I do what I can rangeral because every little bit helps - how about you?

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Aug-16-13 4:27 PM

Back to you hartman - what are YOU doing in your every day life to make energy green and use less energy?

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Aug-16-13 4:26 PM

Btw, hartmann, in the interest of fairness, there are plenty of RINOs in both legislative bodies that fit the definition of "old hippie liberals". As there are and have been realistic Dems in those houses. Collin hits the mark on occasion. But I still miss Zell Miller.

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Aug-16-13 4:15 PM

You're right hartmann. That's my duh moment for the day.

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Aug-16-13 4:06 PM

Thats obvious, NBHH!

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Aug-16-13 12:53 PM

That last sentence was supposed to read - There are alot of other things we DON'T do, but I'm out of space.

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Aug-16-13 12:49 PM

hartmann, I don't disagree with your assessment of green energy's potential. At odds here is that there is no magic switch to flip & suddenly it's all windmills, solar panels, & affordable, reliable electric cars. Your utopian scenario will take decades to implement. So hartmann, what do we do in the meantime? We "necessarily" rely on cheap fossil fuels. We DON'T throw scarce tax dollars at bankrupt green industries, we let capitalist based private enterprise do its magic (think Bill Gates, Steve Jobs) & the green industry will begin to flourish. We DON'T deliberately make fossil fuel energy for Americans to use, quote Obama "necessarily skyrocket". We DON'T demonize the capitalist system thereby dissuading the most innovative among us from using their enterpreneurialism & knowledge to develop green technologies. Solyndra wasn't one of those, but Obama & his old hippie liberal Senate were/are too clueless to see that. Lots of other things you DO

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Aug-16-13 12:26 PM

hartman - still waiting to hear how you personally live green.

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Aug-16-13 11:59 AM

Our dependence on foreign oil has decreased every year since Obama was elected President even as oil companies sit on unused oil leases. The Keystone pipeline would allow Canadian oil to flow into U.S. ports to be loaded into tankers and sold in foreign markets. Jobs would be few & only oil companies who receive billions in subsidies and pay little in taxes would profit. Continuing to depend on fossil fuels that emit toxins into our environment when alternatives exist is foolish.

Advancements in generating and storing renewable energy will create new industries leading to economic growth & development plus ALL the energy generated would benefit local and/or regional markets. Not only would the U.S. benefit but so too would undeveloped countries where oil & gas is not readily available & expensive. The technology we develop & export could help to raise the standard of living for more than 1/3 of the world’s population currently living in poverty..

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Aug-15-13 8:13 PM

I would like to turn this back to all of us non-corparation little people. Let's do our share. So many times I see tires, used oil, appliances, etc left at local recycling boxes. Those are not free dumping stations! If you see or know someone illegally dumping items there, tell them to dispose of it properly or you will turn them in.

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Aug-15-13 5:03 PM

hartman - here's your chance to tell all your readers how you live environmentally, or are you like Al gore - do as I say not as I do?

We are all waiting to hear your story.

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Aug-15-13 4:31 PM

hartmann, who on this thread is saying the green energy should NOT be promoted? Your comment is subtrifuge .... again. THE OBVIOUS is that we cannot jump immediately to green energy. THE OBVIOUS is that Obama, by his own admission, intends to make fossil fuel too expensive, and has demonstrated that with placing unecessary burden on the coal industry, limiting leases on the profuse US oil reserves, lolligagging on Keystone XL, and wasting billions in taxpayer money on poorly managed, bankrupt green industries, think Solyndra. But yet environmental ruin is A-OK for other oil producing nations, think blatant hypocrisy. THE OBVIOUS is that we need fossil fuel at this moment in time to progress, and most of all, to help climb out from under the impending financial ruin he has exacted upon our nation, think fossil fuel exports. THE OBVIOUS is obvious, hartmann.

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Aug-15-13 3:25 PM

"a greenie's brain doesnt comprehend the obvious."

NOW by obvious, do you mean no credible proponent of renewable energy ever claimed "green" energy could supply ALL of our energy needs? Or obviously, individuals are currently able to live completely off the grid without burning fossil fuel? For a guy living in a bunker NBHH, you are sadly uninformed about alternative forms of energy.

Easy does it SEL, don't burst their bubble. You have to remember the self-described “leaders” NBHH, OIIOHH, rona & rangeral appreciate are inept. Those “leaders” must compensate for their incompetence by trivializing their opponent’s good sense and foresight. Logic informs us that fossil fuel supplies are finite and burning them is harmful to ALL living things. The more renewable sources we can incorporate into our energy production, the better. It’s that simple. Yet the opposition continues to offer laughable arguments of why renewable energy sources won’t work, only to be pr

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Aug-15-13 1:05 PM

So SELyonCo, all of the news I hear about Owe’Bummer’s incredible incompetence “is just baseless propaganda”? Then I suppose I should just ignore his PATHETIC 44% public job approval rating also…

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Aug-15-13 12:00 PM

Hartmann, I asked you in a previous post to show me a reliable family car with a windmill that I can drive right NOW, or show me a reliable family car with solar panels that I can drive right NOW, and I'll be on board with the oblivious "greenies". In the meantime, we need fossil fuels. But for some reason, a greenie's brain doesnt comprehend the obvious.

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Aug-15-13 11:55 AM

With green energy our energy costs will "necessarily skyrocket". Thank you Mr. President for that bit of insightful wisdom. The dimwit keeps getting worse and worse. I keep thinking he couldn't appear any more worthless than he is already, but he keeps proving me wrong!

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Aug-15-13 8:18 AM

OIIOHH you need to stop believing everything you hear on Faux News. The number of vacation days this POTUS has taken pale in comparison to his predecessor, W, and the do-nothing congress. The rest is just baseless propaganda.

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Aug-13-13 6:20 PM

Thanks Darwyn for a thread of common sense in the Emptypendent.

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Aug-13-13 5:51 PM

Hartman, you can cackle all day long about the utopia of renewable energy, and that’s wonderful. But it’s PREPOSTEROUS for the letter writer to suggest that Obama (with his history of sweetheart deals, corruption, and endless Air Force One vacations) will be some kind of Clean Energy Jesus.

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Aug-13-13 5:36 PM

Mr. Dyce - I assume you live off the grid, have no generator, no gas or diesel fueled vehicle, no air conditioning, refrigeration or heating. Remember, even the production of a bicycle requires mining of the materials, oil production for your tires and paint, all of which would be abhorrent to you as an environmentalist.

Send a reply so we can see how you actually live.

hartman - you and others have complained about wind towers and solar collectors, as well as the electrical grid to move the power. So, how do you live and what do you want the rest of us to do without?

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