The Countries With the Cleanest Environments in the World Are Also the Most Economically Free, Research Shows

Research shows that countries with the highest levels of economic freedom also have the highest environmental performance.


One of the most frequently raised arguments against capitalism is that it is the primary driver of environmental pollution and climate change. But if we compare Yale University’s ranking of countries with the highest environmental performance with the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom, a very different correlation emerges.

For more than 20 years, Yale University has been publishing the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) and ranking countries according to their environmental health and ecosystem vitality. The EPI uses 32 performance indicators across eleven issue categories:

  • Air Quality
  • Sanitation & Drinking Water
  • Heavy Metals
  • Waste Management
  • Biodiversity & Habitat
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Fisheries
  • Climate Change
  • Pollution Emissions
  • Water Resources
  • Agriculture

According to Yale University’s analyses, Denmark, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and France are the highest ranked countries, followed by Austria, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Germany. The report states, “One of the consistent lessons of the EPI is that achieving sustainability requires sufficient economic prosperity to fund public health and environmental infrastructure.” The researchers find that there is a clear positive correlation between environmental performance and country wealth, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) per capita.

An interesting comparison can be made between the EPI and the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom, which has been measuring economic freedom around the globe since 1995. The index, which is also referred to as the capitalism index by the sociologist Erich Weede, was most recently published in spring 2021 and analyzes the level of economic freedom in 178 countries. The Heritage Foundation index applies twelve criteria, all of which are weighted equally:

  1. Property Rights
  2. Judicial Effectiveness
  3. Government Integrity
  4. Tax Burden
  5. Government Spending
  6. Fiscal Health
  7. Business Freedom
  8. Labour Freedom
  9. Monetary Freedom
  10. Trade Freedom
  11. Investment Freedom
  12. Financial Freedom

The ten most economically free countries in the world in the 2021 index are:

  1. Singapore
  2. New Zealand
  3. Australia
  4. Switzerland
  5. Ireland
  6. Taiwan
  7. United Kingdom
  8. Estonia
  9. Canada
  10. Denmark

The countries with the lowest levels of economic freedom were North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, Sudan and Zimbabwe. The 178 countries are all grouped in five categories: Free, Mostly Free, Moderately Free, Mostly Unfree and Repressed. The Heritage Foundation’s researchers compared the two indices – Yale University’s Environmental Performance Index and their own Index of Economic Freedom – for the year 2020 and found that the countries with the highest levels of economic freedom also had the highest EPI scores, averaging 76.1, while the “Mostly Free” countries averaged 70.2. There is then a big gap to the “Moderately Free” countries, which were rated much lower (59.6 points) for their environmental performance. The “Mostly Unfree” and “Repressed” countries registered by far the worst environmental performance (46.7 and 50.3 points in the EPI, respectively).

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2021 ECONOMIC FREEDOM AND ENVIROMENTAL PERFORMANCE CHART

Image Credit: 2021 Index of Economic Freedom (page 26), Heritage Foundation

To smooth out the dynamic developments in the Index of Economic Freedom, it makes sense to take each country’s average score over 15 years from 2006 to 2020. This compensates for the kind of one-off effects that can result from short-term policy measures. These averages can then be compared with the Environmental Performance Index’s scores from 2020. The data reveal a clear positive correlation (the correlation coefficient is 67%). A regression analysis also confirms that for every one-point increase in the Economic Freedom Index there is a 1.06 point increase in the Environmental Performance Index. Such a high coefficient, combined with the very strong correlation between the indices, suggests a clear statistical relationship. This correlation can be explained by the causality between increased capitalism and greater technological progress and prosperity.

The economist Daniel Fernández Méndez addressed the potential objection that countries with greater economic freedom “are ‘exporting’ their polluting industries to the less free third world, while keeping non-polluting industries in their country.” However, this is clearly not the case. His analysis of the investments made by countries with high environmental standards reveals that only 0.1% of their foreign investments flow to countries with low environmental standards. The conclusions from these calculations are clear: “With the data analyzed, we can see that capitalism suits the environment. The greater the economic freedom, the better the environmental quality indexes. The ‘cleaner’ countries do not export their pollution by relocating companies.” Clearly, the environment is no different to so many other areas of life: Capitalism is not the problem, it is the solution.

COLUMN BY

Dr Rainer Zitelmann

Dr. Rainer Zitelmann is a historian and sociologist. He is also a world-renowned author, successful businessman, and real estate investor.

Zitelmann has written more than 20 books. His books are successful all around the world, especially in China, India, and South Korea. His most recent books are The Rich in Public Opinion which was published in May 2020, and The Power of Capitalism which was published in 2019.

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Dr. Campbell video: Vitamin D levels advised

Dr. Campbell video: Gibraltar, vaccine failure

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Merck’s latest trial data show its COVID pill is less effective

Renowned Doctor Sues Hospital For Banning Him From Prescribing Ivermectin

Dr. Jessica Rose Unloads on FDA Panel over it’s Vaccines EUA for Young Children

COVID-19 — Vaccines:

Children and Vaccinations

Short video: Dr. Coleman re recent study about mRNA vaccine

Study: mRNA COVID Vaccine Dramatically Increase Endothelial Inflammatory Markers and ACS Risk

Dr. Campbell video: discusses above study

Study: The higher the vaccination rate, the higher the excess mortality

Study: Vaccinated just as likely to spread the delta variant as unvaccinated

Of 89 nursing home COVID-19 infections, 87 people were fully vaccinated

Fully Vaxxed 9 Times More Likely To Be Hospitalized

COVID Deaths Ratio Vaxxed to Unvaxxed 4:1

Vaccinated UK adults under 60 are dying at twice the rate of unvaccinated people the same age

A frightening new potential explanation for vaccine-driven myocarditis and other problems

CDC: No Record of Naturally Immune Transmitting COVID-19

A Chemist Describes His Wife’s Major Adverse Reaction After Her COVID Vaccine

Africa is only 6% vaccinated, and COVID-19 has practically disappeared

Pfizer Documented 158,893 Adverse Events with 25,957 Nervous System Disorders in First Few Months of Distribution

COVID-19 — Vaccine Mandates:

Sharyl Attkisson: Vaccine Mandates Are The Ultimate Showdown

Position Paper: Vaccination of Children 5–11 Years

We will kill 117 kids to save one child from dying from COVID

The war on the ‘unvaccinated’ attempts to demonize and destroy the non-compliant

Legislation to give NYS residents independence from state COVID-19 regulations

FL Governor Signs Bills to Protect Employees & Families from COVID Mandates

Video: Austria’s lockdown of the unvaccinated

Austria to enter lockdown, bring in mandatory vaccinations

Court Filing to Halt Biden’s Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandate

The Fake Theology Behind Vaccine Mandates

COVID-19 — Models and Data:

VAERS Data

Why we cannot trust US COVID data

Italian Institute of Health Reduces Official Covid Death Toll from 130,000 to 4,000

Short video: Analyzing COVID-19 vaccine efficiency and safety statistics

Why are COVID Cases Spiking? Again

CDC Re-Defined The Term ‘Vaccine’ To Legitimize Deficient Pharma Products

Mirrors of OF Calamity: How Hospitals Became Vaults That Hid Evidence of COVID-19’s Toll

FDA Asks Court for 55 Years to Fully Release Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Data

COVID-19 — Masks:

Our New Report: COVID-19 Masks: How Effective and How Safe?

Report: Masking Children: Tragic, Unscientific, and Damaging

Report: A Scientific Analysis Why Masks are Ineffective, Unnecessary, and Harmful

Study: Mask mandate and use efficacy in state-level COVID-19 containment

Report: Evidence for Community Cloth Face Masking to Limit the Spread of SARS‐ CoV‑2: A Critical Review

WHO says fully vaccinated should wear masks and physically distance as Covid infections surge

COVID-19 — Dr. Fauci:

How Fauci Fooled America

Book: The Real Anthony Fauci…

RFK Jr.’s Fauci book is #1 bestseller on Amazon despite ‘total media blackout’

Fauci Warned About Coronaviruses in 2003—but Didn’t Act On It

COVID-19 — Omicron:

Video: New COVID-19 variant may be 500% more infectious than Delta

WHO names new COVID variant ‘Omicron’

COVID-19 — Misc:

New Report: What is a Physician’s Job and Obligations?

COVID-19 Investigation: Empirical Evidence For Preventative Strategies

COVID suspended the rules of civilization – and we need them back

Physicians Declaration II – Updated Global Covid Summit

Lions, tigers, leopards all have tested positive for COVID: What we know about the virus in animals

Drinking Jumps During Pandemic, Especially in Young Women

Researchers discover a gene that doubles risk of death from COVID-19

Greed Energy Economics & the Environment:

World’s largest offshore wind facility ‘unprofitable’, govt funded report confirms

Britons face record bill as wind farms perform poorly again

National Audubon Society sues county over wind turbine project: ‘A population sink’

Swiss wind project ordered to scale back to protect birds

Wind Energy:

Party’s Over: Unreliable Wind & Solar Ditched In Favor of Reliable Nuclear & Gas

Climate change, “wind droughts” and the implications for Wind energy

Long Island Power Authority sued about offshore wind project

Second lawsuit filed by opponents of proposed VA wind project

Interior Department approves 2nd large U.S. offshore wind project

NY Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Renewables Siting Policies

Ohio Commissioners Restrict County Wind and Solar Projects

Solar Energy:

VA County Commissioners Rebuff Solar Proposal

Solar Energy Isn’t As Green As You May Think

NY Town’s Industrial Solar Project Shows State Has No Clue

Nuclear Energy:

Why was Nuclear side-lined at COP26?

TerraPower picks site of first Natrium reactor

Uranium & Nuclear Power Play a Critical Role in the U.S.

California needs to keep the its nuclear plant open to meet its climate goals

Fossil Fuel Energy:

Europe was already facing a winter gas crisis. The risks just got even bigger

Putin sounds alarm bells after seizing control of Iran gas in ‘final act to secure Europe’

Methane Tax Another Case of the Elitist Empire Striking Back

President Biden’s Latest Oil Directives Lead To Nowhere Very Fast

Joe Biden to Recommend Increasing Red Tape, Fees on Oil Industry

Misc Energy:

Excellent: Robert Bryce committee testimony for U.S. Senate hearing on Energy Prices

Time To Reform Virginia’s Energy Policies

How cobalt-free batteries will bring down the cost of EVs

Needed: A rational and affordable climate policy

The Democrats’ Incoherent Energy Policy

Manmade Global Warming — COP26:

The ghastly charade in Glasgow and the West’s self-flagellation over the climate

Here’s why COP26 was a total waste of time, money, and carbon

‘Useful idiots’ who let China off the hook

COP26: ’Trans Nonbinary Liberation Is Eco-Justice!’

Report: Climate Change is more than CO2 and CO2 is more than Climate Change

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:

50 years of predictions that the climate apocalypse is nigh

The Profound Junk Science of Climate

Biden administration jockeying to create a $15B climate change slush fund

EPA: Cleaner air is more deadly

How the BBC is crushing the climate debate

Not Enough Energy To Keep 8 Billion People Warm On A Cooling Planet

Pentagon Says Climate Change is as Big a National Security Threat as China

Study: Modelers Got Aerosols Wrong…CO2 Climate Sensitivity likely .4°C Overstated!

Manmade Global Warming — Misc:

Important Peer-Reviewed Papers on Climate Change

The silly science of climate alarmism

Solar variations controversy

The Fight Over Climate Change’s Price Tag

Study: NY CLCPA will have a net cost of $300± Billion

In Their Pursuit of Climate Nirvana, Politicians Ignore the Consumer

Short video: Chicken Little Pox: climate change pandemic

The Supreme Court will hear cases that could undercut Biden’s climate agenda

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Election-Integrity.info (10 major election reports by our team of experts, plus much more!)

Allowing foreign citizens to vote in US elections is a rotten idea

Five Trump-Russia ‘Collusion’ Corrections We Need From the Media Now

New York Times held report on Kenosha arson, looting until after 2020 election

Federal indictment alleging Iranian hack further erodes narrative of perfect 2020 election

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The Desperate Scramble to Stop an Insider Election Threat

PA identifies vendor who will conduct an election investigation

New York City Moves to Allow 800,000 Noncitizens to Vote in Local Elections

26,000 dead people still registered to vote in Michigan, lawsuit alleges

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against the State of Texas

US Politics and Socialism:

Why Do People Willingly Sacrifice Their Freedom?

The Democrats Are a Communist Party Now

Democrats Build Back Better Bill Will Wreck America

Biden’s Bolsheviks Clearly Understand that ‘The Goal of Socialism is Communism’

Short video: The Plantation: Then and Now

Video: CAPITOL PUNISHMENT  (Everything They Told You Is A Lie)

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The West Is Burning

A fragile truce in Catholic bishops’ war over Biden

Excellent Video: The Vigano Tapes — The Complete Interview

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How Higher Education is Going to Change

How the Intercollegiate Socialist Society led to the American education takeover

‘Higher education is broken’: Why this group is starting a new university in Texas

Why Academia Needs to Go Back to the “Basics”

Protesting Parents Are Not ‘Domestic Terrorists’ And Will Not Be Intimidated

University of Chicago Demands New Level of COVID Compliance: Mental Submission

Don’t Cancel Rigor

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Bonhoeffer’s Theory of Stupidity Explains The World Perfectly

The Politicization of Science Funding in the U.S.

John Droz’ Finding Genius Podcast (discussing Science vs political science)


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California Effectively Ends Fracking, Cites ‘Urgent Climate Effects’

California has gradually weaned itself off fossil fuel fracking well ahead of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2024 ban of the oil and gas extraction method.

The California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM), the agency that oversees new permits, has denied 109 new permits from fossil fuel firms this year, according to Department of Conservation data. State regulators have approved just 12 permits in 2021, the most recent of which came in February.

Uduak-Joe Ntuk, the state’s oil and gas supervisor, said he couldn’t approve new fracking grants “in good conscience” in a September letter to the energy firm Aera Energy, The Associated Press reported. Ntuk cited the “increasingly urgent climate effects of fossil-fuel production” and “the continuing impacts of climate change and hydraulic fracturing on public health and natural resources.”

“Unfortunately, the State of California continues to take arbitrary actions that deliver little positive benefits for our fight against climate change but imposes big impacts on Californians – to our finances, to our freedoms, essentially to how we live and work every day,” Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) President and CEO Catherine Reheis-Boyd said in a statement last month.

“Real solutions do not come through arbitrary bans, mandates, and the whim of elected leaders,” she said.

On Oct. 8, the WSPA sued the Newsom administration over the mass denial of fracking permits. One month earlier, the Kern County Board of Supervisors also filed suit, challenging the state’s authority to ban access to oil and gas resources, according to The Bakersfield Californian.

“The decisions (Newsom) has made to unilaterally come after the oil and gas industry in violation of standing rules and standing law, that’s been established by the state Legislature, has been a gross overreach of his power,” Board Chairman Phillip Peters said after the suit was filed in September.

In April, Newsom ordered CalGEM to end new fracking permits by January 2024. He also asked the California Air Resources Board to conduct an analysis of how the state could completely wean off fossil fuel extraction by 2045.

The governor said the state “needs to move beyond oil.”

“In California, this is an industry that is used to getting its way,” Hollin Kretzmann, a senior attorney at environmental group the Center for Biological Diversity, told The San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday. “It is a sign that the tide is starting to turn, and the state is starting to prioritize public health and the environment over the profits of the oil industry.”

While California’s crude oil consumption has stayed level over the last several decades, it has become more reliant on foreign producers, state data showed. More than half of the state’s oil over the last ten years was imported.

Meanwhile, gasoline prices, which are tied to the cost of oil, have surged nationwide to multi-year highs, according to the Energy Information Administration. California has experienced the largest increase with prices hitting $4.79 per gallon on average.

COLUMN BY

THOMAS CATENACCI

Energy and environmental reporter. Follow Thomas on Twitter

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Oil Reserves Released By Biden Expected to Primarily Go To China, India

Gas prices for Americans are at an all time high. There are no words.

Oil reserves released by Biden expected to primarily go to China, India

U.S. taps 50 million barrels of oil from reserves in an attempt to tamper spiking costs at the gas pump

By Caitlin McFall FOX Business, November 24, 2021:

President Biden’s move to tap the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve is expected to supply Chinese and Indian oil needs as gas demands have led to global shortages, reports said Tuesday.
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The White House said the Department of Energy will release 50 million barrels of oil held in U.S. reserves — 18 million of which have already been congressionally approved for sale.

TOP REPUBLICAN ON ENERGY COMMITTEE SAYS TOO LITTLE TOO LATE AFTER BIDEN TAPS OIL RESERVE

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks on the economy during an event at the South Court Auditorium at Eisenhower Executive Office Building on November 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden announced the release of 50 million barrels of oil from the S (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images / Getty Images)

China and India have been actively purchasing U.S. sour crude oil produced in the Gulf of Mexico, first reported Bloomberg.

Sour crude oil contains high levels of sulfur, which reportedly makes it more expensive to process and traditionally turns buyers away.

But U.S.-produced sour crude oil appeals to foreign buyers because of its relatively affordable price tag, the publication said.

The White House’s Tuesday announcement means the U.S. will seek to accelerate sales abroad in an attempt to counter spiking prices at the gas pump.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks on the economy during an event at the South Court Auditorium at Eisenhower Executive Office Building on November 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden announced the release of 50 million barrels of oil from the S (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images / Getty Images)

The additional 32 million barrels will be intended for U.S. consumers to alleviate increased demand.

Earlier this month OPEC+, led by nations like Saudi Arabia and Russia, refused to increase production to meet rising demands.

Gas shortages have led to rising inflation and gas prices at the pump not seen in seven years.

“The President has been working with countries across the world to address the lack of supply as the world exits the pandemic,” the White House said in a statement.

In a globally coordinated effort China, India, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom will also tap their reserves to try and bring down gas prices.

“The president stands ready to take additional action, if needed, and is prepared to use his full authorities working in coordination with the rest of the world to maintain adequate supply as we exit the pandemic,” the administration added.

RELATED ARTICLE: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis blasts Biden, calls inflation a ‘huge problem,’ pledges gas tax relief

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‘Will Not Fix The Problem’: Biden Releasing Oil Reserves Due To Politics, Critics Say

  • President Joe Biden’s decision to tap the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) was derided by top GOP lawmakers and experts who said the move was political and won’t move the needle on gasoline prices.
  • “Even if the economic reality of five or maybe 10 cents a gallon of short term impact isn’t that big of a deal, doing nothing might look like a really big political problem,” Kevin Book, a National Petroleum Council member and managing director of ClearView Energy Partners, told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
  • The federal government will release 32 million barrels of oil from the SPR and accelerate the release of 18 million barrels that had already been congressionally mandated, the White House announced Tuesday.
  • “This very temporary measure is not going to solve the supply issue at the pump nor is it a solution to gas prices that have doubled in the last year,” Rep. Fred Upton, the top Republican on a House energy subcommittee, told the DCNF.

President Joe Biden’s decision to tap the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) was derided by top GOP lawmakers and experts who said the move was political and won’t move the needle on gasoline prices.

The federal government will release 32 million barrels of oil from the SPR and accelerate the release of 18 million barrels that had already been congressionally mandated, the White House announced Tuesday. Biden’s move to release crude oil from the nation’s emergency reserves was made alongside China, India, Japan, South Korea and the U.K., marking the first internationally coordinated release of emergency oil reserves.

However, experts suggested that the action was likely a political reaction to ever-rising prices at the pump and said it wouldn’t have a significant long term effect.

“It’s possible to say, ‘okay, this is something that politically, if not economically, requires intervention.’ The problem might be that, actually they started talking about doing something back in August,” Kevin Book, a National Petroleum Council member and managing director of ClearView Energy Partners, told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

“The White House was aware of these rising prices and concerned about them, and started taking steps towards intervention and created an expectation for intervention,” he continued. “So, even if the economic reality of five or maybe 10 cents a gallon of short term impact isn’t that big of a deal, doing nothing might look like a really big political problem.”

Book added that the release would have a minimal effect on oil prices, which had already declined over the last several weeks as reports of such a move became public. The price of oil is expected to decrease in the next couple of months due to normal seasonal market fluctuations, according to Book.

A Goldman Sachs report published last week echoed Book’s comments, arguing that tapping the SPR is a “short-term fix to a structural deficit” and was already priced-in to the market. Oil prices may even increase more than expected due to the move, the report concluded.

Biden even acknowledged that he doesn’t have a near-term fix for higher prices and that tapping reserves would barely have an effect during a CNN town hall in October. His administration has mulled an SPR release for months.

But, like Book, Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute Senior Vice President Christopher Guith said Tuesday that the White House should focus on long term policies rather than “ineffectual band aids.”

‘A cynical move’

Biden, meanwhile, has faced heavy criticism for his administration’s anti-fossil fuel actions, which include revoking the Keystone XL pipeline permit and banning new oil and gas leases on federal lands. While the president has set ambitious clean energy goals, gasoline prices have risen to their highest level in nearly a decade, government data showed.

Gas prices are tightly tied to the price of crude oil.

“This very temporary measure is not going to solve the supply issue at the pump nor is it a solution to gas prices that have doubled in the last year,” Michigan Rep. Fred Upton, the top Republican on a House energy subcommittee, told the DCNF.

The SPR was established in the 1970s as a tool to help the U.S. survive future energy crises where the global supply of oil dried up. The total inventory is estimated at around 604 million barrels of oil which is kept in deep underground storage caverns in Texas and Louisiana.

The last time the U.S. tapped the SPR was in 2011 when former President Barack Obama ordered a strategic release amid the Libyan civil war, a move that disrupted the Middle Eastern nation’s oil exports.

“President Biden’s policies are hiking inflation and energy prices for the American people,” Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member John Barrasso said in a statement. “Tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will not fix the problem.”

“We are experiencing higher prices because the administration and Democrats in Congress are waging a war on American energy,” he continued.

Dan Kish, a senior fellow at the Institute for Energy Research, said the move was like someone eating everything from the pantry then “shooting the farmers.”

“This is a cynical move by a guy who’s done everything in his power to restrict production here at home and in North America,” Kish told the DCNF. “All the while watching Russia become our number two supplier of foreign oil.”

Kish noted that oil prices have increased since Biden announced the release, a sign that it would have little effect on gasoline prices.

Republican Whip Steve Scalise said the SPR is strictly for emergency purposes in response to a question from the DCNF during an October roundtable. If Biden wanted to lower prices, he would make it easier for firms to drill and construct domestic pipelines, the Louisiana Republican added.

“The SPR is not to be used as a piggy bank just to bail you out when your failed policies create higher gas prices,” Scalise said.

“The answer is very straightforward and it’s right under our feet,” he continued. “Instead of trying to drain what’s left of our reserves, we ought to be producing more energy and creating more jobs here in America to take leverage away from OPEC countries and to take leverage away from Russia.”

COLUMN BY

THOMAS CATENACCI

Energy and environment reporter. Follow Thomas on Twitter

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Biden’s Comptroller Pick Would Bankrupt Energy Companies & Nationalize Banking

President Biden should withdraw his nomination of Saule Omarova to be Comptroller of the Currency — or the Senate should reject her.

Omarova, a professor at Cornell Law, said this concerning energy companies: “we want them to go bankrupt if we want to tackle climate change.”  She would apply that same destructive, heavy hand of government throughout our financial system.

Omarova advocates a radical transformation of banking that is tantamount to nationalization and would leave your relationship with your bank unrecognizable.

Some, such as Senator John Kennedy, have focused on Omarova’s education in the Soviet Union.  This included membership in “The Young Communists” and a college thesis entitled “Karl Marx’s Economic Analysis and the Theory of Revolution in Das Kapital” which she has refused to share with the Senate.  Omarova told Senators at her confirmation hearing, “I am not a Communist.”

CFACT does not hold growing up behind the Iron Curtain against people.  In fact, it is usually an asset.  We often look to those who grew up without freedom and its prosperity to share their hard-earned life lessons with those of us fortunate enough to have been born free.

However, the Left is trying to defend Omarova as the victim of a new McCarthyism (as if they didn’t spend the last five years shouting Russia, Russia, Russia! at people who had nothing to do with Russia).

The disqualifying problems with Omarova’s philosophy stem not from from the Socialist indoctrination she received back in the U.S.S.R., but from her immersion in the unmoored leftism flowing through American academia.

Last year Omarova laid out her philosophy of financial regulation in a law review article entitled The People’s Ledger: How to Democratize Money and Finance the Economy This article is directly on point to the role of the Comptroller and disqualifies Omarova to hold the office.

Omarova advocates for nothing less than the de facto nationalization of the American banking and finance system.

In the financial world Omarova envisions private banks would no longer offer deposit accounts.  We would all have a government bank account instead which the government would easily use to deposit, subtract and redistribute funds.  The feds would be able to observe your smallest transaction.  When the government determines it is time to stimulate the economy, funds could be “helicopter” dropped directly into those accounts deemed worthy.  Omarova describes this as “QE (quantitative easing) for the people.”

Like all bad generals, Omarova is focused on fighting the last wars, the financial crisis of 2008 and the contraction of the economy due to COVID-19 shutdowns.  She is all about pumping money into the economy with an unhealthy dose of left-wing redistribution along the way.  Omarova needs to wake up.  Deflation is no longer the threat, inflation is.
The debate should not be between pumping money into the economy via quantitative easing vs. throwing it out of “helicopters,” but rather how to restrain the growth of the money supply, as we did in the Reagan era, and get inflation back under control.
The Left’s radical plans for banking mirror their government takeover attempts on healthcare.   Omarova’s anti-banking philosophy consists of incremental steps on the road to what might be termed “single banker,” analogous to the Left’s relentless push for “single payer,” socialized medicine.
At a time when the beast of inflation has been released to ravage American savings, the President should nominate and the Senate confirm only reliable central bankers focused on forcing the inflationary beast back into its cage to safeguard our system of economic freedom.

Saule Omarova should not be allowed to serve as Comptroller of our currency.

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An Unstoppable Wildfire’ Of ‘Pi**ed-Off Moms in Florida

Frustrated by the overreach of government and attack on parental rights, moms and dads are stepping up and taking back their country one School Board at a time.

The Orlando Sentinel ran an article covering the importance of education issues in 2022 and highlighting Moms for Liberty, which is an organization based in Florida that launched just this past January and in less than a year has already grown to 142 chapters in 32 states with over 60,000 members.

The lesson at the ballot box in 2022 will be crystal clear – Don’t mess with our kids or the rights of our parents!

Face mask mandates fueled Moms for Liberty’s growth. Now group reviews books, looks ahead to school board elections

Jessica Tillman, a Seminole County mother of four, developed some new interests during the COVID-19 pandemic: Fighting against school board mask mandates and organizing with like-minded parents.

For Tillman, the government response to COVID-19 served as an “awakening” that spurred her to organize the Seminole County chapter of Moms for Liberty, a polarizing group that started in Florida and rapidly expanded across the country.

It really brought on the need for parents to really be involved in our children’s education,” she said.

The fight over face masks made Moms for Liberty a presence at Central Florida school board meetings, turning once staid policy discussions into sometimes

Now, the group’s members are shifting their attention to other priorities. Among them: urging schools to remove “pornographic” library books and criticizing instructional materials they think teach critical race theory or praise communism.

Launched on Jan. 1 by a trio of current and former conservative Florida school board members, Moms for Liberty quickly grew into a national network of parents aiming to become a lasting political force.

It puts its membership ranks at 60,000 with 152 chapters in 33 states, but many of its local groups are still small, with 40 or so dues-paying members who meet in their homes or local libraries, parks, churches and community centers.

An unstoppable wildfire’ of ‘pissed-off moms,’ GOP strategist says

Some of the gatherings are “Madison meet ups” where they read aloud from the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. The meetings start with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer and include a review of the local school board’s agendas. The group’s philosophy is proudly proclaimed on signature navy Moms for Liberty t-shirts that have become a fixture at school board meetings — “We do not co-parent with the government.”

The group’s rapid rise has been likened to the Tea Party movement that swept the country during the Great Recession. Bridget Ziegler, one of the founders, said parents who have long felt they have been sidelined from their children’s education are fueling the growth.

“These are their children,” said Ziegler, a Sarasota County School Board member married to a top Florida GOP official. “There is nothing people get more passionate about than their children and rightfully so.”

The group, “on a mission to stoke the fires of liberty,” views parental rights as its overarching goal. It hopes to influence Florida school board elections next year. Moms for Liberty has also become the darling of some GOP leaders, with one Jacksonville mother appearing on stage with Gov. Ron DeSantis at a press conference last month.

Christian Ziegler, Bridget’s husband and the vice-chairman of the Florida Republican Party, said he expects education issues will mobilize voters for “liberty-minded” candidates up-and-down the ballot in next year’s elections.

“It is a lot more difficult to show up to school board meetings than to vote, and these parents are showing up in droves at these school board meetings,” he said. “It is like an unstoppable wildfire out there.”

Politicians who dismiss the concerns of “pissed off moms” do so at their own peril, Ziegler said, noting such views helped propel Republican Glenn Youngkin’s to victory in the Virginia governor’s race earlier this month.

But Wes Hodge, chair of Orange County’s Democratic Party, sees Moms for Liberty as less grassroots and more part of a “coordinated effort” to influence 2022 elections by firing up supporters of former President Donald Trump through culture war issues.

The group’s views do not represent mainstream thought in Orange County, he said. A Quinnipiac University poll from August found 60% of Floridians supported mask requirements for students, teachers and staff.

“This is a way to keep the Trump Train engaged,” he said. “If you want to show up in a clown suit and spew nonsense about how masks cause UTIs, more power to you. That’s Democracy. Does that mean they have a right to have policy enacted after their viewpoints? No.”

Hodge was upset when a Moms for Liberty member got Orange County Public Schools to remove the book “Gender Queer” from three high schools, using Jacob Engels, the blogger and political operative who is an associate of the Proud Boys, a far-right nationalists group.

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With Oil Prices Up More than 60% in a Year Beijing Biden Sells U.S. Oil Reserves Overseas to Asia

Joe Hoft over at Gateway is reporting that terrible Joe is selling America’s reserves of oil to Asia after shutting down oil production in the U.S. This is the act of an enemy. There is no pushback from quisling GOP ‘leadership.’

With Oil Prices Up More than 60% in a Year Biden Decides to Sell US Oil Reserves Overseas to Asia

By Joe Hoft  November 18, 2021 at 5:20pm

Education Views reports:

Practically overnight, America went from oil independence and being a net oil [exporter], to suffering shortages and, as noted, rising prices. When asked about the problem, Biden risibly blamed OPEC and Russia. Meanwhile, Jennifer Granholm, the energy secretary, simply cackled maniacally and claimed the administration was helpless

Biden is now under pressure to tap the SPR to relieve some of the pressure on fuel prices. (Again, remember that Biden birthed this problem by squashing American fuel production, thereby creating the shortage. There’s also the little matter of his administration working with Congress to print money like rolls of toilet paper—except that toilet paper is more useful than inflationary dollars.) Even Chuckie Schumer wants to lower prices by chipping away at our SPR emergency supply, despite our having vast, untapped resources beneath American land.

It turns out, though, that Biden is already tapping into the SPR; he’s just not doing it to help Americans. A report in investment circles is finally trickling down into the mainstream news: Biden is selling massive amounts of SPR oil…to Asia!

This is based on a Bloomberg report:

About 1.6 million barrels of crude from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve — a monthly record — was shipped out in October, according to data from market intelligence firm Kpler. Three cargoes were loaded onto a supertanker in the U.S. Gulf Coast and are headed to Asia.

“Given the ongoing pace of the current SPR release — 12 million barrels in the last two months and the biggest weekly release so far last week at 3.1 million barrels — it’s fair to assume more SPR barrels are going to leave U.S. shores in the weeks ahead,” said Matt Smith, an oil analyst at Kpler.

Biden gave Taliban terrorists $84 billion in arms and gear and planes and choppers.  Biden opened the Southern Border and more than a million illegal immigrants have crossed into the US.  Now Biden sells the US oil reserves to Asia after changing America from being an oil exporter to dependent on Russia and the Middle East.

Is it time to impeach and remove Biden yet?  If not when will it be enough?

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The Democrats ‘Green New [Very Bad] Deal’ Is a Complete Sham

“Forget the CO2. Water vapor is the most important greenhouse gas. It controls the Earth’s temperature.”American Chemical Society, founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress.


Biden’s Climate Change Agenda is a Complete Sham.

Currently the federal government spends more than $22 billion a year financing programs to stop climate change. That’s $41,856 every minute!

After the United Nation’s COP 26 Conference the Biden administration went on the offensive to push its Climate Change Agenda.

In a Fox News article Joe Schoffstall reported:

Biden’s Build Back Better plan calls for 185 times more spending on climate than future pandemic preparedness.

Biden’s economic plan involves $550 billion in climate initiative funding and only $3 billion in pandemic preparedness.

The massive $1,750,000,000,000 plan allocates an eye-popping $550 billion for climate change projects, the backbone of the economic plan. Meanwhile, only $3 billion goes towards beefing up future “pandemic preparedness” despite coronavirus‘ economic impact on the country.

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The plan calls for significant climate investments valued at $550 billion over the next ten years, including $320 billion for clean energy tax credits and $110 billion in investments for clean energy technology.

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QUESTION: Will this massive spending make any difference at all in the climate?

The International Environmental Data Research Organization (IEDRO) asked the following in a September 23, 2010 article titled Water Vapor, CO2, and Global Warming by Anita Dotson:

Which gas then is to blame for global warming and should be controlled?

Water vapor accounts for 60-70% of the greenhouse effect while CO2 accounts for 25% —a notable difference when numbers alone are compared. It would seem then that water vapor should be climatologists’ primary focus. However, water vapor cannot be controlled by human intervention; it is simply a product of its environment.

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As the atmospheric temperature rises, more water is evaporated from ground storage, such as that found in our rivers, oceans, soils, and reservoirs. The released water vapor becomes a greenhouse gas where it then absorbs more energy radiated from the Earth and thus warms the atmosphere. The warmer atmosphere results in further water evaporation and the cycle continues. This mechanism is known as a Positive Feedback Loop. [Emphasis added]

Read the full report.

It’s Water Vapor and the Sun Stupid

The Environmental Protection Agencies’ Big Lie. The EPA’s website states:

Greenhouse gases trap heat and make the planet warmer. Human activities are responsible for almost all of the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere over the last 150 years.1 The largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in the United States is from burning fossil fuels for electricity, heat, and transportation. [Emphasis added]

NOTE: Human activity is NOT responsible for almost all of the increased greenhouse gases.

Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, the American Chemical Society (ACS) in an article titled “It’s Water Vapor, Not the CO2” wrote:

“Forget the CO2. Water vapor is the most important greenhouse gas. It controls the Earth’s temperature.”

It’s true that water vapor is the largest contributor to the Earth’s greenhouse effect. On average, it probably accounts for about 60% of the warming effect. However, water vapor does not control the Earth’s temperature, but is instead controlled by the temperature. This is because the temperature of the surrounding atmosphere limits the maximum amount of water vapor the atmosphere can contain. If a volume of air contains its maximum amount of water vapor and the temperature is decreased, some of the water vapor will condense to form liquid water. This is why clouds form as warm air containing water vapor rises and cools at higher altitudes where the water condenses to the tiny droplets that make up clouds.

Read the entire article.

So, what causes the earth’s temperature to rise, and fall? Why its the sun stupid.

In 2007, while doing some solar physics research, John Casey stumbled on a curious pattern among sunspots that would prove to be the most important problem he had ever confronted – what causes climate change and what is the planet’s next climate era going to be like? A few months later after completing his research, he made several a startling announcements to the world. In April and May of 2007 Mr. Casey said:

  1. Global warming was about to end, within three years!
  2. The Sun was going to begin a “solar hibernation” beginning with the next solar cycle #24 (which began in 2008). This hibernation would result in a record reduction in the energy output of the Sun.
  3. The Earth’s atmosphere and oceans were about to begin a long term drop in temperatures lasting for decades.
  4. A new cold climate era was beginning that posed a serious threat to all with the potential to bring global crop damage and loss of life through starvation, cold weather fatalities, and social upheaval on a historic scale.

He proposed that a new climate theory which he called the “Relational Cycle Theory” or simply the “RC Theory” should replace the greenhouse gas theory of manmade climate change and asserted that the Sun and not mankind was the primary cause of climate change.

Mr. Casey’s Research Report 1-2008  –  The RC Theory The existence of relational cycles of solar activity on a multi-decadal to centennial scale, as significant models of climate change on Earth clearly links the earth’s changes in temperature to the number of sun spots. The more sun spots the higher the temperature, the fewer or no sun spots the earth cools.

The Bottom Line

Kevin Mooney in his February 25, 2017 column “Group Defends Carbon Dioxide as ‘Elixir of Life’ in Climate Change Debate” reported:

Forget everything government officials, many media outlets, and “activist scientists” have warned about the damaging effects of carbon dioxide, because in reality there’s no cause for alarm, a group called the CO2 Coalition urges.

[ … ]

“Atmospheric CO2 is not a pollutant, it is in fact the very elixir of life,” Craig Idso, a science adviser to the CO2 Coalition, said during a panel discussion at CPAC exploring the benefits attached to higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

The CO2 Coalition, founded in 2015, describes its mission as “educating thought leaders, policymakers, and the public about the important contribution made by carbon dioxide to our lives and the economy.”

[ … ]

“Adding CO2 to the atmosphere enhances plant water use efficiency,” he said.

Increased levels of carbon dioxide could boost plant growth and make plants more resistant to droughts, he said. This could lead to increased food production, which in turn could offset projected food shortages. [Emphasis added]

So why does the EPA, the Biden administration and Democrats believe mankind is responsible for the climate changes? It’s simple, scare the people that the earth is coming to an end because of their bad behaviors and you can impose draconian limits on them.

I have learned three absolutes about the climate (a.k.a. weather)

  1. The climate changes.
  2. These changes in the climate follow natural cycles (e.g. summer, fall, winter, spring)
  3. There is nothing mankind can do to change these natural cycles.

The Democrats are now joined by the government of Slovenia. Both want to control their populations using mandates. Biden’s vaccine mandates versus Slovenia’s no jab no gas mandate.

The U.S. State Department currently has a “Do Not Travel” alert for Slovenia. Interesting isn’t it.

In the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill is funding for a Civilian Climate Corps (CCC). This $8 billion budget item was put into the bill to commission a federally funded climate police called the Civilian Climate Corps (CCC) who will conduct environmentalist activism on the American taxpayers’ dime (pages 821, and 926).

We already have Climate Czar John Kerry calling for abolishment of fossil fuels by 2035. We have Biden’s nominee for Comptroller of the Currency Saule Omarova wanting to ‘bankrupt’ the fossil fuel industry to ‘tackle climate change’.

Gird your loins. The Democrats ‘Green New [Very Bad] Deal’ is here!

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Navajo Nation Slams Biden Oil Drilling Ban, Says White House Violated ‘Tribal Sovereignty’

The Navajo Nation criticized the Biden administration for banning oil and gas leasing on a large swath of New Mexico land that supported much of its community.

The tribe argued that President Joe Biden failed to properly consult it before issuing the sweeping order earlier this week. Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Monday that the federal government would review a new rule prohibiting oil and gas leasing within the 10-mile radius around the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwest New Mexico for 20 years.

Biden made the announcement during the White House Tribal Nations Summit and said the ban would “protect” the more than 200,000 acres of tribal lands covered by the rule.

“The Biden Administration bypassed previous requests to Congress for field hearings and for leaders to hear directly from our Navajo families affected in the Chaco Canyon region,” Navajo Nation Council Speaker Seth Damon said in a statement Tuesday. “It is important that the federal government consider and work with our Navajo allottees to further advance development.”

“The Administration must respect our tribal sovereignty and what the government to government relationship entails,” Damon continued.

The Navajo Nation previously opposed the ban proposed by the Biden administration, instead advocating for a 5-mile radius around the historic site, according to Damon. Fossil fuel companies return an estimated $90 million per year to Navajo mineral owners, a sum that helps support the largely low-income community, a watchdog report concluded in 2017.

“The White House is ignoring the will of the Navajo Nation, which voted overwhelmingly to support a five-mile buffer that would protect the park while enabling Navajo mineral owners to access their prime oil resources,” Kathleen Sgamma, president of the fossil fuel industry group Western Energy Alliance, said in a statement. “Oil and natural gas development is already done in a way to protect cultural resources.”

Republicans also criticized the administration’s action, noting the indirect harm it would do to Navajo families.

“In the Biden administration’s desperate attempts to appease radical environmentalists, however, they are expanding that protected perimeter to miles outside the park, jeopardizing the ability of Navajo allottees to develop their mineral rights,” House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Bruce Westerman said in a statement.

Westerman added that the historic park is already protected.

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Is the Civilian Climate Corps (CCC) the new Allgemeine-SS?

In the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill is funding for a Civilian Climate Corps (CCC). This $8 billion budget item was put into the bill to commission a federally funded climate police called the Civilian Climate Corps (CCC) who will conduct environmentalist activism on the American taxpayers’ dime (pages 821, and 926).

The Republican Study Committee also found in the Democrat Party’s reconciliation bill these “green mandates”:

  1. Pushes Green New Deal in our public schools: Requires funding for school construction be used largely on enrollment diversity and Green New Deal agenda items (page 55).
  2. Pushes Green New Deal in our universities: Democrats include a $10 billion “environmental justice” higher education slush fund to indoctrinate college students and advance Green New Deal policies (page 1,935).
  3. Includes dangerous & deadly green energy mandate: Effectively forces Americans to get 40% of their energy from wind, solar and other unreliable forms of energy within 8 years (page 392). Reliance on these energy sources has proven deadly.
  4. Increases energy dependence on OPEC, Russia and China: The bill prohibits several mineral and energy withdrawals (page 979). It overturns provisions included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that authorized energy production in the Arctic that will result in 130,000 Americans losing their jobs and $440 billion in lost federal revenue (page 983) and the mineral withdrawals it prohibits would, ironically, include minerals necessary for renewable energy sources (pages 934940943).
  5. Chases green energy pipe dreams: $264 million to the EPA to conduct research with left-wing environmental justice groups on how to transition away from fossil fuels (page 1063).

The Democrats also included a legislative hull for Biden’s vaccine mandate. The bill increases OSHA penalties on businesses that fail to implement the mandate up to $700,000 per violation and includes $2.6 billion in funding for the Department of Labor to increase enforcement of these penalties (page 168).

Civilian Climate Corps (CCC) the new Allgemeine-SS?

The Waffen-SS was the military branch of the Nazi Party’s SS organization. Its formations included men from Nazi Germany, along with volunteers and conscripts from both occupied and unoccupied lands. The Allgemeine SS was responsible for enforcing the racial political policies of Nazi Germany, the general policing of the German people and the protection of Adolph Hitler.

It now appears that the Civilian Climate Corps, if funded and organized, will become the “militant branch” of the Democrat Party’s climate change agenda. We can expect volunteers and conscripts, like Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, to join the CCC.

Will the CCC become responsible for enforcing the racial political policies of Socialist Democrats, like AOC author of the Green New Deal, and for the general policing of the America people?

The more  government enforcement agencies, like the CCC, the more control over we the people.

Will we be arrested and sent to concentration camps by the CCC if we don’t comply with the Green New Deal’s mandates?

Is Biden and the Democrat Party Creating a Fourth Reich?

QUESTION: Are there similarities between Hitler’s Third Reich and the Biden Administration?

Since Biden’s election we have seen a dramatic increase in government control. Some are comparing what Biden is doing today as similar to what Hitler did after he took power in Germany on January 30, 1933. Hitler’s regime was called the Third Reich. Hitler fundamentally transformed Germany into a dictatorship.

Are Biden, his administration, Democrats in Congress, at the local, county and state levels all working in concert to fundamentally transform America into a dictatorship?

The following is a brief history of what Hitler did when he took power in 1933. We then compare what Hitler did to what Biden has done since his inauguration on January 20th to date.

The Third Reich

The Holocaust Museum makes these key points about what Hitler did, once elected Chancellor, to create the Third Reich:

  1. The Nazi rise to power brought an end to the Weimar Republic, a parliamentary democracy established in Germany after World War I.
  2. Following the appointment of Adolf Hitler as chancellor on January 30, 1933, the Nazi state (also referred to as the Third Reich) quickly became a regime in which Germans enjoyed no guaranteed basic rights.
  3. After a suspicious fire in the Reichstag (the German Parliament), on February 28, 1933, the government issued a decree which suspended constitutional civil rights and created a state of emergency in which official decrees could be enacted without parliamentary confirmation.
  4. In the first months of Hitler’s chancellorship, the Nazis instituted a policy of “coordination”—the alignment of individuals and institutions with Nazi goals.
  5. Culture, the economy, education, and law all came under Nazi control.
  6. The Nazi regime also attempted to “coordinate” the German churches and, although not entirely successful, won support from a majority of Catholic and Protestant clergymen.
  7. Extensive propaganda was used to spread the regime’s goals and ideals.
  8. Hitler had the final say in both domestic legislation and German foreign policy.
  9. Open criticism of the regime was suppressed by the Gestapo (secret state police) and the Security Service (SD) of the Nazi party, but Hitler’s government was popular with most Germans.

The Fourth Reich

QUESTION: Like Hitler fundamentally transformed Germany into the Third Reich, is Biden also doing fundamentally the same things to transform America into a dictatorship/Fourth Reich?

Let’s compare what Hitler did to what has happened since Biden was elected president on January 20th, 2021.

  1. Biden, like Hitler, is ending America’s Constitutional Republican form of government with a radical expansion of powers under the executive branch of government. OSHA and the CDC are using Covid to reshape our freedoms to choose our job, healthcare and economic futures.
  2. Americans, like under Hitler, are seeing their guarantied basic rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness stripped away. Government mandates are replacing our basic rights. If you don’t obey and get vaxxed you lose your job. As more and more people vote for a living rather than work for a living we can understand how Democrats, like Hitler, gain more and more power over the individual.
  3. The January 6th, 2021 protest in Washington, D.C is being used by Biden and Democrats, just as Hitler did using the Reichstag fire, as an excuse to oppress all political opponents. Those who participated in the Save America peaceful protest have had their constitutional rights taken away. They have been imprisoned, abused and even tortured. The Biden administration, and the Democrats in Congress, are demonizing those who peacefully protested the results of the 2020 election.
  4. Under Biden’s “Build Back Better Agenda” we are seeing the coordination —the alignment of individuals and institutions— with Democrat Party goals. The Green New Deal impacts all major institutions. The vaccination mandates have clearly hit all companies with 100 or more employees. From manufacturing, to healthcare, to law enforcement, to first responders, to our public schools, all are impacted.
  5. Since Biden’s inauguration we are witness a “cultural war” against those who do not agree with the policies and politics of the Democrat Party. If you are a parent and speak out against Biden’s plan to put Critical Race Theory in every classroom, then your are labeled a domestic terrorist by the FBI. If you don’t get jabbed then you’ll be punished. If you don’t obey your family won’t eat.
  6. Propaganda is the foundation upon which the Biden administration is built. The legacy media, social media, the White House press secretary are in full agreement that telling the big lie (propaganda) is the best pathway to keeping power. Anything negative about Biden is either suppressed or spun to make Biden look competent and his opponents look like enemies of the state. Lies are being told by members of the Executive Branch daily. The “big lie” is now the standard operating procedure of Biden and his handlers.
  7. Biden has coopted many Jewish, Catholic and Protestant clergymen. Churches fear losing their tax exempt status as Biden weaponizes the IRS.
  8. Biden’s handlers have the final say on all domestic legislation and U.S. foreign policy. Even if those policies are dangerous domestically and overseas. From Biden’s immigration policy of open borders, to kowtowing to our enemies like Iran, China and Russia, to leaving Americans behind in Afghanistan. All are disasters.
  9. Oppression. Biden is using the FBI to go after parents who disagree with what is being taught in our public schools. The FBI is complicit in suppressing opposition to Biden and Democrats. Some even suggest that the FBI is the new Stasi, the Ministry for State Security, or State Security Service, the official state security service of the German Democratic Republic. It has been described as one of the most effective and repressive intelligence and secret police agencies to have ever existed until Biden came along, that is.
  10. Biden’s policies are becoming less and less popular with the American people. However, there are hard core groups like Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Democrat Socialists like AOC, Nazi collaborator George Soros and the organizations he funds, and others who embrace Biden’s Fourth Reich.

Conclusion

The Democrats crave power. In his book 1984 George Orwell wrote, “Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”

Will the CCC be the enforcers of climate orthodoxy? Let’s hope that this reconciliation bill never passes. However, if it does remember what the Declaration of Independence says:

When a government fails to protect the unalienable rights of its citizens, it is the duty and right of citizens to create another form of government.

Perhaps Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) said it best in his book “The Conscience of a Conservative“:

“I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is “needed” before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents’ “interests,” I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can.”

It appears Biden, his administration and the Democrat party aren’t interested in their constituents interests. They are hell bent on inaugurating new programs that do violence to our Constitutional Republican form of government.

Gird your loins. It will most certainly get worse if the CCC is established.

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Watch as AOC Confuses Natural Gas For Oil In Video Explaining Why Pipelines Are Bad

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez confused a number of facts about fossil fuels in a video to her followers explaining why pipelines are bad for the country.

The congresswoman mistakenly asserted that the Keystone XL and Line 3 pipelines were proposed to increase U.S. natural gas exports in the video she posted on her Instagram account Saturday. The two pipelines would transport crude oil, not natural gas, from Canada into the U.S. as an import, according to their operators.

“When you look at Keystone XL, and when you look at a lot of these other pipelines, people say, ‘Oh, this is for energy, you know, independence in the United States,’” Ocasio-Cortez stated during the video which has garnered more than 180,000 views. “We actually already produce enough to power our own country, whether you agree with it or not.”

“A lot of these pipelines are being built so that the United States can export and sell natural gas abroad,” she continued. “And, you know, people make geopolitical arguments as to why that should be the case.”

Line 3 has transported crude oil into the U.S. through Minnesota since the 1960s. Enbridge, the company that operates the pipeline, is currently constructing a $2.9 billion Line 3 replacement, but the company has faced intense resistance from environmental activists.

Ocasio-Cortez said that she believes Line 3 “should not exist.”

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The Keystone XL pipeline would have similarly taken crude oil into the U.S. from western Canada. However, the pipeline — proposed as an extension to an already existing line that stretches from North Dakota to Texas — was canceled by its operator TC Energy after President Joe Biden revoked its federal permit.

More than 20 states have accused the president of overstepping his constitutional authority in an ongoing federal lawsuit challenging the permit revocation.

“The President has certain prerogatives to act on behalf of the United States in foreign affairs,” the lawsuit stated. “But as far as domestic law is concerned, the President must work with and abide by the limits set by Congress—whether he likes them or not.”

Republicans and fossil fuel industry advocates have argued that ensuring the U.S. has a steady, reliable supply of oil and natural gas protects national security. They also argue that the U.S. should leverage its own natural resources to be a net exporter of oil and gas rather than rely on foreign powers for energy.

But the Biden administration has hamstrung the U.S. fossil fuel industry, canceling pipelines, abandoning large drilling projects and introducing sweeping regulations, while asking Middle Eastern countries for more oil and Russia for more gas.

COLUMN BY

THOMAS CATENACCI

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Glasgow Gas Emissions Fiasco!

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I predicted two weeks ago the Glasgow climate conference wouldn’t amount to much, and I was right. It was billed as the “last chance” to save humanity, but it ended with China and India teaming up to water down language calling for phasing out the use of coal. The final language talks about how coal will be ‘phased down’, not ‘out’.

So there were two skunks at this garden party, but it was all completely foreseeable when you remember both China and India are building coal-fired power plants like crazy.  Estimates vary, but China is building at least 95  new coal plants and India is building 28.  You can add to that 23 more in Indonesia and dozens elsewhere.  Add it all up and you get 195 new coal plants being built around the world, as we speak.

China already has over a thousand coal plants.  India ranks second with 281, the U.S. third with 252, and 475 in the next nine countries combined.  No wonder U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said in January the U.S. could go to zero carbon emissions tomorrow and it wouldn’t make any difference, not when 90 percent of global emissions come from outside the U.S.

Speaking of John Kerry, we were treated during the conference to the pathetic spectacle of him desperate to get a deal, any kind of deal, with China.  The dealhe got is big on hifalutin talk about ‘thinking big’ and ‘shouldering responsibility’, but short on specifics.  China pledged to decrease its coal use.  Good luck with that when China’s 95 new coal plants come on line.  If we didn’t know Kerry’s ‘deal’ was worthless when it was announced, we certainly knew it when China and India watered down the final conference agreement.  And for this worthless piece of paper Kerry explicitly stated he was willing to overlook China’s use of slave labor to produce solar panels.  Swell guy.

Did the conferees act like climate change is a crisis?  No.  In addition to watering down the final language, the conferees made more worthless pledges to double the amount rich nations will pay poor nations for climate change.  Which doesn’t mean a whole lot when you consider developed countries reneged on a previous pledge to deliver $100 billion in climate payments per year to developing countries by 2020.  Meanwhile, the actions promised at the conference are insufficient to meet the conferee’s own goal of keeping the planet from warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.   No matter.  John Kerry declared mission accomplished, peace with honor, don’t make the perfect the enemy of the good.

I’ve said many times I’ll believe it’s a crisis when they act like it’s a crisis.  They’re not acting like it and, therefore, have failed to make the case it really is a crisis.   Yet Kerry & Friends want to turn the U.S. upside down to tilt at windmills.  Kerry says the U.S. won’t have coal-fired power plants by 2030.  Looks like former President Obama’s ‘war on coal’ has resumed.  One of Joe Biden’s nominees said she wants coal and oil companies to go bankrupt to fight climate change.

The inmates are running the asylum.  They’re chasing unicorns starting with the whole bogus notion of human-induced climate change, but this is what they’re really talking about: cutting your energy use by 90 percent, stopping economic growth entirely, keeping you from traveling, cutting your food by a third, and only allowing you to buy 9 pounds of clothing a year.  Is that what you want?

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, this isn’t about the climate.  It’s about making you poor and keeping you under their thumb.  Obama said he would give upa lot of his lifestyle to fight climate change.  OK, you go first.  When Obama and Kerry follow the climate crowd’s advice to own nothing and be happy about it, I will gladly follow suit.   Until they do, they should just stop flapping their gums.  It’s annoying.

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America Finally Admits Recycling Doesn’t Work [+Video]

It’s time to admit the recycling mania is a giant placebo.


A couple of years ago, after sending my five-year-old daughter off to school, she came home reciting the same cheerful environmental mantra I was taught in elementary school.

“Reduce, reuse, recycle,” she beamed, proud to show off a bit of rote learning.

The moral virtue of recycling is rarely questioned in the United States. It has been ingrained into the American psyche over several decades. On a recent trip to the Caribbean, my friend’s wife exhibited nervous guilt while collecting empty soda, water, and beer bottles destined for the trash since our resort offered no recycling bins.

“I feel terrible throwing these into garbage,” she said, wearing a pained look on her face.

I didn’t have the heart to tell her that there was a good chance the bottles she was recycling back in the States were ending up just like the ones on the Caribbean island we were visiting.

As Discover magazine pointed out a decade ago, recycling is tricky business. A 2010 Columbia University study found that just 16.5 percent of the plastic collected by the New York Department of Sanitation was “recyclable.”

“This results in nearly half of the plastics collected being landfilled,” researchers concluded. [View chart click here.]

Since that time, things have only gotten worse. Over the weekend, The New York Times ran a story detailing how hundreds of cities across the country are abandoning recycling efforts.

Philadelphia is now burning about half of its 1.5 million residents’ recycling material in an incinerator that converts waste to energy. In Memphis, the international airport still has recycling bins around the terminals, but every collected can, bottle and newspaper is sent to a landfill. And last month, officials in the central Florida city of Deltona faced the reality that, despite their best efforts to recycle, their curbside program was not working and suspended it. Those are just three of the hundreds of towns and cities across the country that have canceled recycling programs, limited the types of material they accepted or agreed to huge price increases.

One reason for this is that China, perhaps the largest buyer of US recyclables, stopped accepting them in 2018. Other countries, such as Thailand and India, have increased imports, but not in sufficient tonnage to alleviate the mounting costs cities are facing.

“We are in a crisis moment in the recycling movement right now,” Fiona Ma, the treasurer of California, told the Times.

Cost is the key word. Like any activity or service, recycling is an economic activity. The dirty little secret is that the benefits of recycling have been dubious for some time.

“Recycling has been dysfunctional for a long time,” Mitch Hedlund, executive director of Recycle Across America, told The Times.

How long? Perhaps from the very beginning. Nearly a quarter century ago, Lawrence Reed wrote about the growing fad of recycling, which state and local governments were pursuing—mostly through mandates, naturally—with a religious-like fervor. There were numerous problems with the approach, he observed.

The fact is that sometimes recycling makes sense and sometimes it doesn’t. In the legislative rush to pass recycling mandates, state and local governments should pause to consider the science and the economics of every proposition. Often, bad ideas are worse than none at all and can produce lasting damage if they are enshrined in law. Simply demanding that something be recycled can be disruptive of markets and it does not guarantee that recycling that makes either economic or environmental sense will even occur.

If only lawmakers had heeded Mr. Reed’s advice, or that of John Tierney, who offered similar guidance in The Times the following year.

Believing that there was no more room in landfills, Americans concluded that recycling was their only option. Their intentions were good and their conclusions seemed plausible. Recycling does sometimes make sense–for some materials in some places at some times. But the simplest and cheapest option is usually to bury garbage in an environmentally safe landfill. And since there’s no shortage of landfill space (the crisis of 1987 was a false alarm), there’s no reason to make recycling a legal or moral imperative.

That’s economics, you say. What about the environment? Well, the environmental benefits of recycling are far from clear. For starters, as Popular Mechanics noted a few years ago, the idea that we don’t have sufficient space to safely store trash is untrue.

According to one calculation, all the garbage produced in the U.S. for the next 1000 years could fit into a landfill 100 yards deep and 35 miles across on each side–not that big (unless you happen to live in the neighborhood). Or put another way, it would take another 20 years to run through the landfills that the U.S. has already built. So the notion that we’re running out of landfill space–the original impetus for the recycling boom–turns out to have been a red herring.

And then there are the energy and resources that go into recycling. How much water do Americans spend annually rinsing items that end up in a landfill? How much fuel is spent deploying fleets of barges and trucks across highways and oceans, carrying tons of garbage to be processed at facilities that belch their own emissions?

The data on this front is thin, and results on the environmental effectiveness of recycling vary based on the material being recycled. Yet all of this presumes the recyclables are not being cleaned and shipped only to be buried in a landfill, like so much of it is today. This, Mises would say, is planned chaos, the inevitable result of central planners making decisions instead of consumers through free markets.

Most market economists, Reed points out, “by nature, philosophy, and experience” a bunch skeptical of centrally planned schemes that supplant choice, were wise to the dynamics of recycling from the beginning.

As engineer and author Richard Fulmer wrote in 2016,

Recycling resources costs resources. For instance, old newsprint must be collected, transported, and processed. This requires trucks, which must be manufactured and fueled, and recycling plants, which must be constructed and powered.

All this also produces pollution – from the factories that build the trucks and from the fuel burned to power them, and from the factories that produce the components to build and construct the recycling plant and from the fuel burned to power the plant. If companies can make a profit recycling paper, then we can be confident that more resources are saved than are used. However, if recycling is mandated by law, we have no such assurance.

Again, economics is the key.

It’s time to admit the recycling mania is a giant placebo. It makes people feel good, but the idea that it improves the condition of humans or the planet is highly dubious.

It’s taken three decades, but the actions of hundreds of US cities suggest Americans are finally willing to entertain the idea that recycling is not a moral or legal imperative.

COLUMN BY

Jon Miltimore

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COVID-19 — Repeated Important Information:

New website (C19Science.info) with dozens of quality COVID-19 reports.

COVID-19 — Therapies:

Japan drops vax rollout, goes to Ivermectin — ends COVID almost overnight

Short Dr. Campbell video: Ivermectin vs Pfizer’s new COVID-19 drug

Short Dr. Campbell followup video: Alternative facts
Study: What repurposed drugs are effective against COVID-19?

Study: Concluding that Ivermectin is a very powerful obstructor of COVID-19

Study: Comparing the effectiveness of different drugs to block COVID-19

How Do We Determine Whether a Therapy is Effective?

COVID-19 — Vaccines:

Critique of CDC study re vaccinated vs unvaccinated

Epic Fail: COVID ‘Vaccines’ Do Not Impact Infection Rates

FOIA’d CDC Emails: Our Definition of Vaccine is “Problematic”

Essay: Orwellian Word Games at CDC on the Word “Vaccine”

Why aren’t we celebrating the naturally immune?

Whistleblower Tells Peer-Reviewed Journal: Pfizer Vaccine Trial Had Major Flaws

COVID-19: Researcher blows the whistle on Pfizer data integrity

Pfizer CEO: people who spread misinformation on Covid vaccines are ‘criminals’

Exposing The Vaccine Practice Known As HEK 293

Report: The Mystery Behind the COVID Vaccine

Acquired Immunity vs the Injection

Know Your Child’s Seizure Risk from the MMR Vaccine

COVID-19 — Vaccine Mandates:

20 Studies Exposing Vaccine Mandate Is Not Based On Science

High Recorded Mortality in Countries categorized as “Covid-19 Vaccine Champions”

Archbishop: Covid Agenda is a Satanic Action Against God

Fully Informed Consent for Childhood Vaccines – or Malpractice?

Sen. Ron Johnson Holds Expert Panel on COVID Vaccine Injuries, Federal Mandates

Short Video: Moog Walkout Protest Against Vaccine Mandate

As Vaccine Mandates Spread, Italy Shows What To Expect

COVID-19 — Misc:

Scientist who fled China: COVID-19 is a bioweapon meant to destroy America

Short video: Jordan Peterson — What I’ve Learned about COVID policy

Report: Pseudo-Pandemic

Study: SARS–CoV–2 Spike Impairs DNA Damage Repair and Inhibits Recombination

Dr. Scott Atlas unloads on Fauci, Birx, Redfield in upcoming book

Bills introduced to give NYS residents independence from state COVID-19 regulations

CDC’s COVID-19 Travel Recommendations

A Declaration for ReFounding America Now

Wind Energy:

French couple wins legal fight about turbines affecting their health

Will Wind & Solar confront its 10 challenges? If not, we need Nuclear, CCS, and more

Norway in legal quandary after wind turbines ruled a threat to reindeer herder rights

Maine Voters Reject Transmission Line, Blocking Renewable Energy Expansion

“Sad” News from Denmark about Industrial Wind Turbines

Wind Manufacturers Blown Off Course

Offshore wind builder tries to calm worries

Solar Energy:

Kerry’s non-response re China using slave labor producing solar panels

Maine towns start to halt solar panel construction

Wind & Solar to Provide 30% of New England’s Consumption by 2050

Short video: Threat of Industrial Solar – Gerrit Cain

Nuclear Energy:

The nuclear industry just got a significant boon from Congress

Nuclear Is Hot, for the Moment

Rolls-Royce To Develop Mini Nuke Reactors To Decarbonize Power Grid

Nations Go Nuclear As Prices Spike & Renewables Fail

Paper on gas and nuclear’s inclusion in EU green finance rules

Nuclear May Be the Ticket to a Carbon-Free Future. Why Do Environmentalists Hate It?

Fossil Fuel Energy:

‘King Coal’ Roars Back

U.S. to Sharply Cut Methane Pollution

The Vilification Of Oil Producers Continues Apace At COP26

Marxist Treasury Nominee Admits They Want Tto Bankrupt the Fossil Fuel Industry

Methane Fee Is Latest Step in Biden Plan to Kill U.S. Economy

Misc Energy:

Wake Up America! China Is Making Fools of Us on Energy!

New Documentary Reveals How Green Energy Is Corrupt And Destructive

Electric Vehicles on Collision Course with Reality

Plans To Dig the Biggest Lithium Mine in the US Face Mounting Opposition

Manmade Global Warming — COP26:

COP26 and the Hubris of Our Political Overlords

COP26 is a neo-feudal performance

CLINTEL Message to National Politicians and World Leaders at COP26

COP 26: Methane madness
COP, PLOP and Flop

Global warming activists double emissions to attend Glasgow conference

COP 26: Planet saved, now what?

Glasgow Elites Imposing Carbon Corporatism and Imperialism

COP Is Dead. Long Live the Movement!

False imagery and data hallmarks of COP26

Manmade Global Warming  — Misc:

Media Outlet hits back at study accusing it of publishing ‘climate denial’

After Climate Hypocrisy Hearing, Dems Turn Up the Heat on Themselves

EPA air reg’s price tag: Huge, politically toxic — and wrong

Study: Societal shifts due to COVID-19 reveal large-scale climate change complexities

Study: Ten Sensible Media Sources Regarding Climate

The Hounding of Pielke amid the demise of academic freedom in climate change

Climate: Can predictions be made using less than 1% of the data?

US Election:

Election-Integrity.info (10 major election reports by our team of experts, plus much more!)

Dems stand to lose 46 House seats in 2022

One Year Ago on Election Night All State Reporting Was Zeroed Out — Why?

Protecting Every Citizen’s Vote by Safeguarding the Integrity of the Ballot Box

Report: Citizen’s Guide to Building an Election Integrity Infrastructure

US Election — State Issues:

Three Proposed NYS Liberal Election Changes are Rejected

Setting Election Laws Belongs To Pennsylvania’s Legislature, Not Its Courts

Most 2020 Ballot Images from 56 Georgia Counties Have Been Destroyed

Report: How Many Potential Election Crimes Languish in Florida?

US Politics and Socialism:

Congressman exposes the fine print of Biden’s massive socialist spending bill

Meeting: We Will Not Be Silenced

Mammoth Nation: a site identifying Conservative US companies

A Nation in Peril

Teach Them To Hate

‘Radical’ Biden nominee faces backlash from banks

Someone Doesn’t Want You To Know About the Schiller Institute

Congress Approves $1.2T Investment in Energy, Climate Resilience, Natural Resources

The Most Anti-American Man in America

The Gathering Storm and Its Historic Precedent, Part 2 – America

US announces big hike in Medicare premiums

Religion Related:

Today’s man: An abominable snowman

Biden Offers To Have Hunter Repaint Sistine Chapel

Dems Trillion+ Plan, Specifically Excludes Religious Schools

Education Related:

I’m a Neurologist With Alzheimer’s

How Short-term Thinking on Race Has Caused Long-term Problems in Higher Ed

Faced with increasing Ds and Fs, schools are ditching the old way of grading

Science and Misc Matters:

Much of What You Know About Groupthink Is Wrong

Medical Research Rapidly Adopts ‘Systemic Racism’ as Truth, Risking Scientific Credibility

Doctor diagnoses patient with ‘climate change’

Book Review: George Melloan’s ‘Bogus Science’

Short video: Masculinity Is In Crisis

Report: Altered State — a checklist for change in New York State


 

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