“The promise of ‘free energy’ from renewables like wind and sunshine is turning steadily into a giant money-sucking pit, full of crocs and crooks.” – Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
Avoid Crocs and Crooks
Ever tried to swim in a Floridian swamp, no? Not even dangled your toesies in one? Neither?
By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
Good choice! There are “crocs” (including gators) lurking beneath the water’s surface, invisible to your eye. And they are hungry — all the time! Even being on the shore and close to the water’s edge may be challenging your fate.
Danger is Lurking
Danger is lurking all about, no matter where you go or what you do. As remote as danger may be, there is no place on earth that’s absolutely safe, no activity that does not come with some possibility of mishap. Even snoozing on the couch may be less safe than you think. A croc may wander about and think highly of your delectable toesies.
Clearly, the crocs’ problem is a lack of proper progressive education, AKA indoctrination. If they had been trained to feed solely on carrots and veggie-burgers, there would be no problem for you, none at all. Surely, if rabbits can live on carrots why couldn’t crocs do so too? Then, you could go swimming to your heart’s delight, wherever and whenever. How come the crocs have not adopted the new vegan lifestyle that the crooks are telling us to be in vogue everywhere?
For example, as the TagesSpiegel reports, in Germany, even the government is getting involved: Agriculture-Minister Christian Schmidt wants a clear labeling of what is and what is not made of actual meat. No wonder, some shops advertise their deli as a “Vegetarian Butcher Shop.” If you really prefer rice patties over a sirloin steak that’s fine – but don’t try to sell me the former as the “new or improved” latter.
Terms like “vegan schnitzel” are contradictory in themselves. A schnitzel is, by definition, made from meat, most commonly pork or veal. Just look at Wiki’s explanation, it says so right up front and who could doubt Wiki’s veracity. Really, the problem with “vegan schnitzels” and related terms are not the items but the false advertising that frequently comes with them.
Swimming in the Big Pond
Swimming in the big pond ought to be fun. Certainly the mainstream media (MSM) would like to tell you that, day-in and day-out. No “crocs” anywhere, just all bliss! If need be, bend the rules a bit, use established meanings of common words in novel contexts, with new and unknown meanings, contradictory terminology, and so forth. In no time flat, you’ll have a thriving business that befuddles the unsuspecting customers and makes you rich.
It appears that many governments have adopted that crooked, evolving language too. They’ll give a “rebate” on your rapidly rising bills, a “largesse” that wouldn’t be necessary if they had not used previous years’ tax receipts to funnel large amounts into medieval technologies, like windmills and other silly ideas, in the first place.
As of Jan 1, 2017, in many states and provinces on this continent, gasoline prices and household electricity bills will rise due to new levies of various kinds. In the Province of Ontario, it’s a “cap and trade” charge that’s supposed to save the climate. As if it wasn’t cold enough yet. Many people are already forced to choose between buying food and paying exorbitant energy bills. Those that need to commute to work will be affected too, whether they use public transportation or not. And despite the generally rising level of taxation, government budgets are still sinking deeper into negative territories, nearly everywhere. And where does the money go?
The promise of “free energy” from renewables like wind and sunshine is turning steadily into a giant money-sucking pit, full of crocs and crooks. For example, some places in Europe are proudly experimenting with roads covered with solar panels. The cost of installing and maintaining them is orders of magnitude higher than the value of the “free” electricity to be obtained. Some of such roadway surfaces are covered with glass. That ought to give the cyclists ample opportunity to wipe out, particularly when wet — perhaps it never rains in France and the Netherlands. But the progressive-minded crocs are feeding well on governments’ troughs that are funding the idea.
But no expense or collateral damage is deemed to be too large to achieve the UN goal of “climate justice.” After all, both Pres. Obama and Pope Francis have elevated that to a nearly sacrosanct status. The “war on carbon” is just one major consequence of that. And if need be, you are allowed to do some false accounting to achieve your proclaimed goals, like in Germany.
Germany used to produce a lot of hard coal, also known as anthracite. In fact, it produced around 60 million tons per year, all used for steel and power generation in the country. In order to fulfill the goal of reducing Germany’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal, the government decided to close down all the coal mines that were getting the anthracite out of the ground; the last operating mine is scheduled to close in 2019. Voila, Germany will then no longer emit “Germany-made” CO2 from coal.
Believe it or not, the consumption of anthracite in Germany though will remain around 60 million tons per year – but that will no longer produce “German CO2.” Instead, Germany will get its anthracite from imports, mostly from the U.S., and the CO2 resulting from that is not accounted for in Germany’s CO2 emissions.
Isn’t that a prime example of false accounting?
Not that CO2 has any effect on the climate anyway; that’s just another ruse to get you to test the waters in swampland and feed its critters.
In short: Beware of the crocs and crooks in swampland!
Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser is a professional scientist with a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Technical University, Munich, Germany. He has worked as a research scientist and project chief at Environment Canada‘s Canada Centre for Inland Waters for over 30 years and is currently Director of Research at TerraBase Inc. He is author of nearly 300 publications in scientific journals, government and agency reports, books, computer programs, trade magazines, and newspaper articles.
Dr. Kaiser has been president of the International Association for Great Lakes Research, a peer reviewer of numerous scientific papers for several journals, Editor-in-Chief of the Water Quality Research Journal of Canada for nearly a decade, and an adjunct professor. He has contributed to a variety of scientific projects and reports and has made many presentations at national and international conferences.
Dr. Kaiser is author of CONVENIENT MYTHS, the green revolution – perceptions, politics, and facts
Dr. Kaiser can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org