Keep An Eye Out For PETA Drones While Hunting

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PETA, the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, started their drone harassment campaign last year during hunting season. They are planning to enlarge it in 2014 and beyond by selling drones to their members. They are offering the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 on their website for $324.99.

Interestingly, Amazon.com sells the same quad copter for less that $300.

PETA calls their campaign ‘Air Angels’.

The drones are controlled with a tablet or smart phone and they relay everything their on-board camera sees back to your smart phone where it can be recorded and passed along.

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At least one of the PETA drones was shot down last year by a hunter.

PETA claims in their release that they are trying to combat illegal activity but these machines are being used to harass hunters and scare away game. Those actions are illegal.

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China Takes Another Swipe At The USD

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I would like to throw out some information about China (and by proxy BRICS) latest swipes at the USD. It’s important to remember a few things about supply routes & strategic choke points, when thinking about military and economic containment. It’s also critical that one consider geostrategic imperatives in relation to global energy supply, when considering the foreign policy clusterf-ck quandary we find ourselves in.

And now, as AP reports, for the first time in history, China has docked a Navy Destroyer in a Southern Iranian port of Bandar-Abbas – right across the Straits of Hormuz from ‘US stronghold-for-now’ Bahrain and UAE.

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China fired their first real shot across the bow, late last year. The Chinese are encouraged by the increasingly indiscernible foreign policy being dictated to the world, by Washington. They are emboldened by our lack of stomach for war. We’re arming the friends of our enemy, to fight the enemy of our friends. We ban drilling in U.S. waters, block critical oil pipelines domestically, impose sanctions on Russia (which only hurts U.S. oil companies). We snub the Saudi’s and the Israelis. We destroyed & abandoned Iraq. We try to befriend Iran and have supported the wrong side in every major upheaval in the past 5 years. All the while, our leadership is doing everything in it’s power to hurt or destroy the U.S. economy.

It’s coming folks. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

In case you missed some of the others over the years (not all mine):

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“Having less is actually very freeing.”

These are the people who are driving the debate about the environment. They are sad, really. The Reason reporters ask what they want to see happen. They don’t have answers. But these guardians of the environment have garbage – and they just leave it all behind for others to pick up.

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Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of New York City today to call for more action to combat global warming, in what organizers are calling the largest climate change march in history. Kmele Foster, co-host of Fox Business’ The Independents, was on the scene for Reason TV talking to the participants.”

Video from Reason.com

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Climate Change Skeptics Should Be Imprisoned With Other War Criminals

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Robert F Kennedy Jr said, before boarding his private jet.

Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. lamented that there were no current laws on the books to punish global warming skeptics…

Kennedy Jr. accused skeptical politicians of “selling out the public trust.” “Those guys are doing the Koch Brothers bidding and are against all the evidence of the rational mind, saying global warming does not exit. They are contemptible human beings. I wish there were a law you could punish them with. I don’t think there is a law that you can punish those politicians under.”

Kennedy saved his most venomous comments for the Koch Brothers, accusing them of “treason” for “polluting our atmosphere.”

“I think it’s treason. Do I think the Koch Brothers are treasonous, yes I do,” Kennedy explained.

“They are enjoying making themselves billionaires by impoverishing the rest of us. Do I think they should be in jail, I think they should be enjoying three hots and a cot at the Hague with all the other war criminals,” Kennedy declared.

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Sometimes, a small part of me wishes these fools wanted a real war…

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Pistol Packin’ Pastor Has A Sense Of Humor

BAYTOWN, TX (KTRK) — A pistol-packing pastor nabbed a grandmother who police said is responsible for stealing dozens of packages from homeowners’ front porches.

On September 12, Laurie Ferguson, 52, was caught stealing some packages from Benny Holmes’ front porch, according to the Baytown Police Department.

“He was at his wits end,” said Holmes’ wife, Pat. “He was determined in his mind that he would sit here, however long it took, to see if he could find her.”

Pastor Benny Holmes is seen on video bolting through his front door with a gun in hand. He ordered Ferguson to get on the ground. She did.

“She said I’m looking for my dog,” said Holmes. “He said you found your dog. Bow wow,” said Pat Holmes.”

More at ABC13

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Politico Exclusive: ‘Lois Lerner breaks silence’

U.S. Director of Exempt Organizations for the IRS Lerner is sworn in to testify before a House Committee hearing in Washington

Employers won’t hire her. She’s been berated with epithets like “dirty Jew.” Federal agents have guarded her house because of death threats. And she’s spent hundreds of thousands of dollars defending herself against accusations she orchestrated a coverup in a scandal that has come to represent everything Americans hate about the IRS.

Lois Lerner is toxic — and she knows it. But she refuses to recede into anonymity or beg for forgiveness for her role in the IRS tea party-targeting scandal.

“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Lerner said in her first press interview since the scandal broke 16 months ago. “I’m proud of my career and the job I did for this country.”

“We followed the trail where it leads, and we saw it lead to Lois Lerner,” House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said at a hearing Thursday. “She refers with disdain to conservatives; she’s an active liberal; and it’s clear her actions were set out to be detrimental to conservatives.”

I wonder who is calling her a ‘Dirty Jew’? The only anti-Semites I ever see are on the left.

Very few details of Lerner’s personal history, professional background or life since her fall have been detailed in the news media. One thing is clear: She doesn’t seem poised to back down or give her Republican critics in Congress any satisfaction.

“Regardless of whatever else happens, I know I did the best I could under the circumstances and am not sorry for anything I did,” the 63-year-old said.

On May 22, 2013, Lerner returned to the seeming safety of her IRS office after invoking the Fifth Amendment and being chased down a Capitol Hill hallway by the Washington press corps.

Instead, she was summoned by the human resources department and ordered to resign or clean out her desk by 2 p.m. and be escorted from the building on indefinite administrative leave. She refused to resign.”

Read more at Politico

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McCarthy Out In Chicago?

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Second City Cop has been doing some investigating and has found some clues:

Adding the evidence together and it certainly looks like he’s leaving shortly:
Exhibit #1 – there hasn’t been a CompStat meeting for a month now.

He’s in town, he’s been seen here and there, he’s been quoted in the paper. But his favorite pastime of belittling and humiliating the Command Staff has ceased to be for the past four weeks.

Exhibit #2 – Candlelight Vigil. McCarthy sat by himself and none of the regular sycophants approached him at all, instead congregating in their own little herd and studiously ignoring the Supe.

That is very telling – not needing to impress or be noticed by the boss because he’s not really in charge any more. That’s very typical Chicago – the guy on the chopping block is usually the last to know. Or knows and is just going through the motions for a hefty paycheck.

Exhibit #3 – Election time. Rahm needs votes. Shaking things up will produce the illusion of change and Rahm can say, “Look what I’m doing!” and there are enough stupid people that will believe he’s actually changing things.
Put all of this into the bozo-puter and we’ll set the over/under for a change at the top at early November…”

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Politico: “Americans for Shared Prosperity to launch women-focused ads”

Below is one of them. In it is a smart, attractive woman who tells us that she supported Obama in 2008 and 2012. Since then, though, she has grown up and has seen him for what he is.

John Jordan, a California winery owner and head of the group Americans for Shared Prosperity whose work in outside groups has gained attention in the past year, is planning to air two women-focused spots nationally over the next few days during major news shows like “Meet the Press” on NBC and on Fox News, as well as digitally across national print publications, including POLITICO.

Jordan said he is bothered by the Democrats’ focus on a “war on women” that emerged in the 2012 campaign cycle, but also believes Republican messaging has been weak in pushing back.

So the ads he commissioned from Florida-based admaker Rick Wilson feature a woman speaking direct-to-camera about issues like the economy and national security, in a 30-second spot and a 60-second one. She accuses Democrats obliquely of treating women like single-issue voters and talks about President Barack Obama as if he’s a boyfriend she’s stuck with for a few more years. “The goal here is to communicate with women voters in a way that outside groups and campaigns haven’t,” Jordan said.”

Read more at Politico, especially the comments. These ads have struck a nerve.

Hat tip to Moe Lane

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More Evidence That A Hillary Presidency Would Be Worse For America Than Obama

Saul Alinsky and Chicago are the things that connect Clinton and Obama. They were both heavily influenced by Alinsky’s writings and speeches. Clinton wrote her thesis at Wellesley College on him. Obama allegedly taught Alinsky’s teachings.

Clinton is not as lazy as Obama. He has set the foundation for her to build on.

Read the dedication page in Alinsky’s ‘Rules For Radicals’. Here is how he dedicates the book:

Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”

He meant it, otherwise he would not have done it.

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The Hillary Letters

Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky correspondence revealed

NOTE: READ THE HILLARY CLINTON-SAUL ALINSKY LETTERS HERE.

Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveal new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development.

Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory of community organizing.

Clinton’s relationship with Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969, two letters obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show.”

Read more at the Washington Free Beacon

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Iranian Happy Dancers

Great video, good tune, fun dancing, good looking people, pure joy…

The dancers, of course, have been conditionally sentenced to prison and to be beaten bloody by the lash.

A defense lawyer in Iran says six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” and the video’s director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes.

Lawyer Farshid Rofugaran said Friday the seven have been sentenced to six months in jail and 91 lashes each, though the verdict won’t be carried out unless the defendants commit crimes and are found guilty in the future. He says the suspended jail term is the punishment for acting in the video and the lashes are over ignoring Islamic norms.

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Is Congress abdicating its constitutional responsibilities?

In going to recess without a vote up or down on Obama’s plans to go to war, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) says Congress is “absolutely” abdicting its constitutional responsibilities.

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Today is the Autumnal Equinox

You can balance an egg today. Of course you can balance an egg on any of the other 364 days of the year as well.

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Capuchin Monkeys Hate Capitalism

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Even capuchin monkeys get mad when they detect a lack of fairness.

A dislike of greed is a universal human condition and virtually all world religions reject it as sinful.

“Greed” however, is difficult to define objectively. Some see greed where others do not. For example, Capuchin Friars believe that a life that is not one of extreme austerity, simplicity and poverty is greedy and sinful. Other members of the Roman Catholic faith believe that wealth accumulation is not sinful as long as alms are made to the Church and to the poor.

The friars have a narrow definition of what behavior is greedy but other Catholics accept a much broader definition. The definition of what is and isn’t greedy and what is and isn’t fair play can vary greatly. It would seem that how we see greed is part of the foundation of our individual personalities.

The friars rail against greed and wealth accumulation but narrow definitions of greed and fair play are not limited to the religious. Many faithless people also believe that imbalances of wealth are a symptom of greed and that the imbalance is unfair.

These people almost universally adopt a leftist worldview. Leftists believe that wealth accumulation and the resulting imbalance in wealth are ‘sinful’ and that society’s primary goal should to eliminate this ‘sinful’ greed. Since capitalism has created many times more wealth than all of the other systems in history combined, they see capitalism as unfair and, therefore, evil.

In the past, these people became Marxists and told workers of the world that they were slaves. Capitalism, they explained, enslaved the workers and would lead to greater and greater wealth for the capitalist exploiters and increasing poverty for the workers. This unfairness would eventually be ended when the workers of the world united and launched an inevitable proletarian revolution.

The problems with traditional Marxism was that the workers didn’t descend into poverty. Capitalism created a huge middle class with workers able to buy homes, cars, vacations, restaurant meals, etc. The workers had no reason to rise up in revolution. They were getting richer too.

This reality punched a great big hole in the so-called scientific inevitability of the Marxist dialectic and the resulting revolution. Capitalism was making the workers wealthier. There was, however, still a disparity of wealth. Remember, leftists are mostly concerned with the unfairness of disparities of wealth, not poverty itself.

Some leftists adopted Cultural Marxism as the means to destroy capitalism and, thus, destroy unfairness and greed. Others discovered another means to demonize capitalism: Global warming.

Global warming is caused by capitalism, they explain. Industrial capitalism serves consumerism, materialism, wealth creation and, thus, wealth inequality. In the process, it also creates demonic CO2 which is murdering the earth itself. If people can be made to believe that CO2 is killing the planet, they will be willing to kill industry, kill capitalism and, therefore, kill the greed and unfairness it cultivates.

Global warming scaremongering is, therefore, the tool by which modern leftists work to end greed and unfairness as they narrowly define it. They see unfairness in the same way as a capuchin monkey or a Capuchin friar but they blame capitalism for creating the unfairness and see global warming scaremongering as the final means to kill capitalism.

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Colion Noir Brilliantly Compares Ray Rice And Shaneen Allen

The Shaneen Allen Legal Defense Fund is here. It’s currently at $61,378.44.

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“This man has had sex with 60 prostitutes – and Sydney’s ratepayers footed the bill”

He answered this ad in the Sydney, Australia Morning Herald:

Brothel buster investigator

Three years ago Fred Allen* was a taxi driver working 12-hour shifts to make ends meet.

Today, he is a gun for hire, having received tens of thousands of dollars from Sydney’s metropolitan councils in exchange for crucial evidence that is presented in court to help expose and close underground parlours. In short, Mr Allen has paid sex with prostitutes and ratepayers foot the bill.

“Never in a million years would I have imagined a job like this existed, let alone me doing it,” the 60-year-old said, with a hint of a smirk. “It’s a strange world for sure.”

When Sydney-based Lyonswood Investigations advertised for a “brothel buster investigator” in 2011, it was inundated with resumes from as far afield as Finland.

But while all applicants were willing to engage in paid, undercover sex, the agency’s managing director Lachlan Jarvis confirmed Fred was the only suitable candidate for the niche role. “He had his private investigator’s license, his oral and written English was excellent, he was willing to appear in court if needed … and he was single.”

* Not his real name.

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Cherilyn Sarkisian Sued By Black Dancer For Racial Discrimination

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68 year-old Cherilyn Sarkisian, commonly known as ‘Cher’, has been sued by a black dancer because she told her choreographer to put fewer black people in her chorus line.

Cher is being sued for allegedly telling her choreographer there were too many black people on stage during her concerts … but the singer says the allegations are BS.

According to a new lawsuit — obtained by TMZ — Cher was auditioning dancers for her “Dressed to Kill” tour in 2014 when choreographer Kevin Wilson said he particularly liked “a minority female dancer.” Wilson claims Cher responded, “We have too much color onstage.”

Wilson claims in the suit — filed by attorney Perry Wander — Cher then told him to find a white, blonde dancer. Wilson further claims he was instructed “not to cast anymore dark skinned black dancers on the tour.”

Read more at TMZ

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Just For The Heck Of It. A Great Example Of Teamwork

An Amish Barn Raising. It was done in ten hours. The photographer condensed it into three and a half minutes.

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“California boy gets detention for sharing school-prepared lunch with another student”

Michelle Obama will not be resisted. Of course it was California. “You will comply!”

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A 13-year-old California boy was reportedly placed in detention for sharing a school-prepared lunch with another student.

Kyle Bradford, a student at Weaverville Elementary School in Weaverville, Calif., was disciplined after sharing his chicken burrito with a friend who didn’t like the cheese sandwich he was given by the cafeteria, KRCR-TV reported.

“It seemed like he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give mine to him because I wasn’t really that hungry and it was just going to go in the garbage if I didn’t eat it,” Bradford told the website.”

Read more at Fox News

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Revealed: Obama’s Problem With Premature Evacuation

Like many Premature Evacuators he will not admit he has a problem.

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Heh. “Dennis Rodman Leaves US To Talk With Leaders Of ISIS”

Los Angeles, CA — With only a handful of reporters present at the Los Angeles International Airport, Dennis Rodman announced his intentions to leave the United States to speak with leaders of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
“I know a lot of people won’t understand what I’m doing, but it’s my decision,” Rodman told reporters. “I think if I could just talk with the leaders of ISIS they would see the errors of their ways.”
“I wish him the best of luck,” Rodman’s agent, Paul Horner, told reporters. “Dennis is a wordsmith, a really likeable guy. I think ISIS will listen to what the man has to say and hopefully change for the better.”

From the National Report, a satirical news site.

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Bill Whittle And ‘Bush Light’

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This is scathing.

Time to send him a few bucks.

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Two Closely Related Stories In Today’s News

First it is said that the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State are unaware of the 40 ISIS fighters that have returned to the Unites States.

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Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop representing CD-1 on Long Island told a concerned audience at a LIMBA meeting Friday of last week that of the approximately 100 Americans who went to fight with ISIS, 40 have returned.

DHS, the State Department, Jeh Johnson, John Kerry and other key government officials are completely unaware that these terrorists have returned if one can judge by their comments made before Congress on Thursday.

Mr. Bishop is currently being accused of exaggerating the number or exposing secrets. He would not “come to the phone and explain where he got it” when a Newsday reporter called him.

In testimony Thursday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry argued that the U.S. must stop foreign fighters with U.S. passports from returning to the homeland.

Kerry said the following according to the Daily Mail:

What I want to make certain, Kerry told the congressional panel, ‘is that anybody who has a passport [and joins with ISIS] ‘who returns, returns in handcuffs – not through customs with their passport.’

‘I don’t think these guys are ten feet tall,’ he said later.

Committee chairman Rep. Ed Royce, a California Republican, agreed.”

Read the rest here

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Currently my favorite image of Cruz

The next story is one of the US Senate refusing to act. From the Washington Times:

Dems block Cruz bill to strip U.S. citizenship from Islamic State defectors

Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises.

Ahead of the Senate’s scheduled consideration Thursday afternoon of a proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels, part of President Obama’s strategy to combat the terrorist group, the Texas Republican asked for unanimous consent to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act he introduced earlier this month.”

And here, at no extra charge, is a third story:

Canadian Government Begins Invalidating Passports Of Citizens Who Have Left To Join Extremist Groups

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If you carry a hammer long enough, you will eventually hit something…

The problem with the militarization of police isn’t that they are militarized, per se. Hell, if ISIS was in town, I’d be glad the sheriff’s department had military weapons.

That isn’t very realistic, however. The problem with providing a few thousand police departments and other law enforcement agencies with heavy military equipment is that the temptation to use it will be overpowering.

You can’t carry around a hammer day after day without developing the urge to hit something. Eventually, these police departments will end up using SWAT teams and warrantless, no-knock raids to check to see if barbers’ licenses to cut hair are up to date.

No, seriously.

On August 19, 2010, two inspectors from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) visited the Strictly Skillz Barbershop in Orlando and found everything in order: All of the barbers working there were properly licensed, and all of the work stations complied with state regulations. Two days later, even though no violations had been discovered and even though the DBPR is authorized to conduct such inspections only once every two years, the inspectors called again, this time accompanied by “between eight and ten officers, including narcotics agents,” who “rushed into” the barbershop “like [a] SWAT team.” Some of them wore masks and bulletproof vests and had their guns drawn. Meanwhile, police cars blocked off the parking lot.

The officers ordered all the customers to leave, announcing that the shop was “closed down indefinitely.” They handcuffed the owner, Brian Berry, and two barbers who rented chairs from him, then proceeded to search the work stations and a storage room. They demanded the barbers’ driver’s licenses and checked for outstanding warrants. One of the inspectors, Amanda Fields, asked for the same paperwork she had seen two days earlier, going through the motions of verifying (again) that the barbers were not cutting hair without a license (a second-degree misdemeanor). Finding no regulatory violations or contraband, the officers released Berry and the others after about an hour.

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“God, Let Me Get Back To My Girls.” God Answered

A good story of heroism and sacrifice from Bearing Arms:

Navy SEAL Senior Chief Mike Day was the first man through the door into a room hiding four al Qaeda operatives. All four terrorists opened up on him the moment he stepped into view. He was hit 27 times, including 16 shots to the torso, shots to both arms, and shots both legs. A grenade went off, peppering his body with shrapnel. The only place he wasn’t hit was in the head.

Then he went to work.”

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The United Kingdom Gets Less Than Three Percent If Its Electricity From Wind

This information comes from the UK National Grid Status website. There they give us a daily tally of the electrical demands and the amount that is supplied by each different source. Wind powere is in last place, of course, and by a very wide margin. Wind provides 2.93% of needs. The second-to-last is nuclear power which provides 15.84% of what is necessary.

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Wikipedia tells us that the UK has 5,276 wind generators:

Two of the wind turbines at the Black Law Wind Farm in Scotland

Two of the wind turbines at the Black Law Wind Farm in Scotland

The UK is one of the best locations for wind power in the world, and is considered to be the best in Europe.[1] [2] Wind power delivers a growing fraction of the energy in the United Kingdom and at the beginning of January 2014, wind power in the United Kingdom consisted of 5,276 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of over 10 gigawatts…

Curious about the return that wind turbine farms provide I found at Ask.com that they are expensive:

The cost analysis of a wind turbine would depend on whether it is used for commercial or personal use. Commercial wind turbines can cost upwards of 2 million dollars plus maintenance.”

My little calculator tells us that 5,276 turbines which cost $2 Million each equals an expenditure of… well my calculator won’t work in numbers that large. It gives me an ‘Error’ message. But it looks like more than ten billion dollars.

The Wikipedia article cited above tells us that these turbines are capable of, “…over 10 gigawatts.” The data from the UK National Grid article shows us that they are falling mighty short of that figure. They are actually producing a little over one-tenth of it – 1.10 GW.

The ten gigawatt figure seems to be wildly optimistic. Perhaps it was provided by the companies that supplied them. More likely it was a combination of them and the Green lobby. Regardless, it seems that the United Kingdom was sold a bill of goods. I wonder of the good citizens there are at all aware of these numbers.

I suspect we have that same thing going on in the United States but on a much larger scale.

Hat tip to Kate for the link to that UK site.

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