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Kenya's Lake Nakuru National Park Named Important Bird Area

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[TexasforObama] RE: cornyn - greenhouse gases - Texas ranks s7th IN THE WORLD for these emissions
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:42:16 AM
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He is correct IF we do not get the renewable energy parts right, in part because we are one of the dirtiest, most lax states around, ranking SEVENTH in the world in greenhouse emissions - that is right up there just behind the US, china, brazil, etc. we need to clean up our act here more than many states.

but there are also studies that we pay a HUGE cost for our dirty air - around $63 billion per year in the DFW area alone due to the effect on people.

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Subject: [TexasforObama] John "MAGGOT SHIT" Cornyn

The health care / insurance reform WAR isn't even any where close to being over; as it has really in fact just begun - And here comes the so FRIGGING eager beaver John "MAGGOT SHIT" Cornyn moving on to ENERGY - He must really want to be the Poster Child for the PARTY OF NO!
September 30, 2009


Raising oil-industry taxes would cost jobs in Texas

The following op-ed by Senator Cornyn was published in the Houston Chronicle, and can also be accessed here.
The oil-and-gas industry helps power the U.S. economy, especially here in Texas. More than 300,000 Texans work in the industry. They generate nearly 7 percent of the wages in our state, despite being only a little more than 3 percent of our workforce.
More than 90 percent of the wells in our country are operated by small and independent businesses, and even the major energy companies rely on small businesses as suppliers and contractors. Together these workers and businesses help reduce our dependence on foreign oil and contribute to the diversity of energy resources that we will need for decades to come.
Domestic oil and gas production is part of America's energy solution, but many in Washington see the industry as part of the problem. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I heard the Obama administration testify this month that our domestic oil-and-gas industry actually reduces our long-term energy security. In their view, our industry is guilty of overproduction, at a time when 60 percent of our oil comes from foreign sources.
To attack overproduction, the White House wants to repeal nine oil and gas incentives that encourage our entrepreneurs to develop America's natural resources and create new jobs. By doing so, the administration would impose more than $30 billion in new taxes over 10 years.
Texans would pay the biggest share of that bill, and some might pay by going out of business. For example, independent refineries must make the same large capital investments as their global competitors, while operating on much thinner profit margins. Raising taxes now could end their ability to compete and send more Texans to the unemployment line.
Higher taxes would cost jobs here in Texas and weaken our nation's strategic position overseas. The less oil and gas we produce here, the more dependent we are on foreign suppliers. And no matter which suppliers we choose, unfriendly regimes like Iran and Venezuela would claim a larger share of the global energy market.
In addition, U.S. private businesses would be further disadvantaged compared to their state-owned competitors, such as Russia's Gazprom and Brazil's Petrobras.
The White House has ignored strategic and economic reality and elevated liberal ideology. Despite identifying a goal we all share " the diversification of America's energy supplies " they have pursued a more statist agenda in pursuit of “the greatest social return.” But raising taxes on our oil and gas producers won't produce the return we want. Instead, we would only weaken our energy security, force many businesses to close or lay off workers and lengthen the longest and deepest recession in a generation.
Texans understand that we must develop all potential sources of energy, and we also understand the right way to do it. Thanks to economic incentives and private investment, Texas now has more than 8,000 megawatts of installed wind capacity, more than twice that of any other state.
We've also strongly supported the construction of new nuclear power plants, which emit zero greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. The entrepreneurial spirit, rather than government command and control, remains the key to technological innovation, as well as greater job growth for all of us.

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US Nukes Agency Pushes New Bomb Production
Matthew Cardinale, Inter Press Service: "Despite statements by US President Barack Obama that he wants to see the world reduce, and eventually eliminate, nuclear weapons, the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration continues to push forward on a programme called Complex Modernisation, which would expand two existing nuclear plants to allow them to produce new plutonium pits and new bomb parts out of enriched uranium for use in a possible new generation of nuclear bombs."

Judge's Order to Release Kuwaiti Detainee Puts Obama in a Bind
Carol Rosenberg, McClatchy Newspapers: "A year ago, an Air Force prosecutor swore out charges of conspiracy and providing material support to a terrorist organization against Fouad al Rabia, a 50-year-old Kuwaiti aviation engineer who was seized by US forces in Afghanistan nearly eight years ago. Now a US district court judge in Washington has ordered him released from the Guantanamo military prison, saying the government has presented no evidence of his guilt. The decision, recently made public in a redacted form, not only casts a harsh spotlight on the kind of evidence Pentagon prosecutors were relying on to bring a war crimes charge against Rabia, but also leaves the Obama administration with a dilemma."

Senators Unveil New Climate Change Bill
Renee Schoof, McClatchy Newspapers: "On a stage in front of the Capitol with a giant American flag behind them, a group of senators Wednesday unveiled a new climate bill that they say will increase jobs and reduce the billions spent on foreign oil. The bill's framework is similar to one that squeaked through the House in June. It orders mandatory reductions of heat-trapping gases by large companies and provides incentives and support for clean energy. It goes further, however, with more support for continued use of coal but with the emissions greatly reduced, and for increased reliance on nuclear power and natural gas."

Top US Envoy Removed From Afghanistan UN Job
Peter Graff, Sayed Salahudding and Maria Golovnina, Reuters: "America's top diplomat at the UN mission in Afghanistan has been removed from his post following a row with his European boss over the country's presidential election, a UN official told Reuters on Wednesday. Peter Galbraith, deputy to UN special envoy Kai Eide, had taken an aggressive and outspoken line toward fraud in the August 20 vote, angering his Norwegian boss who has preferred to operate behind the scenes."

Michael Moore Tells Democrats: "Find Your Spine" on Health Care
Markham Heid, Medill News Service, McClatchey News: "Sans video camera, filmmaker Michael Moore on Tuesday turned his megaphone on the current health care system and those Blue Dog Democrats he claims are 'dogging' the health care debate. Moore, an advocate of a single-payer, government-run health care system, called the current setup 'cruel,' and said that two-thirds of Americans support a single-payer system and would punish those Democrats who steer the conversation away from that option. 'To the Democrats in Congress,' Moore said, 'find your spine. Read the polls. And see us coming.'"

Deb Price | Remembering a "Very Human Life" Cut Short by Hatred
Deb Price, Truthout: "On a cold night 11 years ago, a 21-year-old University of Wyoming student was lured into a pickup truck and driven to the outskirts of Laramie, where as he begged for mercy, he was tied to a fence, kicked and pistol whipped so brutally that he lapsed into a coma. He later died. He was a victim of hatred. He was also his mother's treasure. And Matthew Shepard's horrible death forced much of our nation to look at how anti-gay prejudice can explode into violence."

Le Monde | "Gitmo" Again
Le Monde's editorialist writes (French Translation: Leslie Thatcher): "January 22, on the second day of his presidency, Barack Obama solemnly signed the decree for the closure of the Guantanamo prison facility: since 2002, that damning symbol of the George Bush presidency. 'America's moral example must once again be the foundation of our global leadership,' the American president said then, before clarifying that this closing would take effect within a year. Can this commitment be kept? At the moment, nothing is less certain."

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Now From Alaska

City unveils plan to reduce winter natural gas use

CONSERVATION: Campaign is launched to encourage residents to curb fuel use at peak times.


Published: September 30th, 2009 03:33 PM
Last Modified: October 1st, 2009 09:47 AM

Cold showers, chilly living rooms and microwaved cuisine could be in store for Southcentral residents this winter as local utilities and government leaders search for ways to conserve natural gas.
City and utility executives embraced the conditional use of those tactics and more in announcing a campaign Wednesday aimed at trying to get residents to use less power during winter's peak demand periods, when the mercury plunges deepest.

Under the new scheme, city officials, working with the utilities, created a three-tiered alert system advising consumers how they should help conserve fuel to cut back demand in cases where the system faces an overload.

"I do not want, under my watch, for half the population of the state to not have heat and not have lights," Mayor Dan Sullivan said. "Two of the last three winters we were in situations for several weeks on end where we were at 10 degrees below zero.

"We wanted to be prepared in case there's a problem moving that gas from producers to customers in the extreme situations."

The written plan revealed Wednesday notes that gas supplies are believed to be sufficient to meet Southcentral needs this winter and delivery problems are not anticipated. The plan, however, contends it is "prudent to plan for contingencies."

Last winter, the gas distribution system on several occasions nearly reached its limit. Utility leaders say the problem isn't a lack of gas, it's keeping the lines pressurized during the periods when demand is at its highest.

Here's the new system's color-coded advisory setup, which asks more and more of consumers as conditions worsen:

• Green: Normal operation. Residents are asked to "use energy wisely."

• Yellow: Residents are urged to set living-area thermostats at 65 degrees; 40 degrees in garages. They are asked to lower water heater settings to "warm."

• Red: Thermostats should be set to 60 degrees in living areas and water heater gas valves set to "pilot." Household activities should be consolidated into as few rooms as possible and people should use the microwave for cooking.

It is up to the utilities to initiate a call for more consumer sacrifices but the city manager will issue a new advisory, city spokeswoman Sarah Erkmann said. Many different factors could lead to a potential crisis so there is no set threshold for each alert level, she said.

Asked whether a red alert would have been implemented last winter when the temperature lingered below minus 10 degrees at length, Sullivan said he didn't think so, though a yellow alert might have been possible.

Sullivan said there will be a test of the system Oct. 21 from 6-8 p.m., in which consumers will be asked "to curtail energy use" under the terms of code yellow to see how much power is saved.

At the press conference, Sullivan said officials plan to launch an advertising campaign urging people to adjust their habits if needed, though he acknowledged there was no way to force people to comply. However, executives from Enstar Natural Gas Co. and Chugach Electric Association said their customers are willing to make sacrifices.

"We've actually done surveys to answer that question," said Chugach chief executive Bradley Evans. "Generally speaking, we had about a 70-80 percent reaction that said that they would do voluntary action to reduce the load."

Bob Pickett, chairman of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, said he thought creating the plan and getting the public on board was "a very responsible effort" that could help avert a potential crisis in the darkest, coldest months.

"I think it's fair to say that the deliverability issues are real and this has been a situation that's been a long time in the making, a lot of reasons for it," he said. "This is real and the actions of conservation on a short-term emergency basis could actually prevent the problem from happening."

Southcentral uses up to an estimated 400 million cubic feet of natural gas a day in winter. Most electricity generated in Southcentral comes from natural gas-fueled power plants -- about 90 percent of Chugach's kilowatt hours and about 85 percent of Municipal Light and Power's come from burning natural gas.

The gas fields in Cook Inlet have long supplied the demand, Sullivan said, but as gas has been extracted the reserves and pressure have declined. And dropping pressure means less gas can move through the lines.

To keep it flowing, the utilities have added compressors to give the gas a push into the Enstar system, ML&P general manager James Posey said. But if a compressor fails, as happened several times last winter, supply might not be able to keep up with demand.

The plan announced Wednesday -- which also includes partners Homer Electric Association and Matanuska Electric Association -- seeks to reduce demand when it is likely to be at its highest. That would be accomplished through the terms of the colored alert system and other voluntary actions like asking commercial operations to reduce their exterior lighting or generate their own power.

It also includes steps the utilities could take to limit demand. For instance, Seward and ML&P could start making power on their own with diesel generators, though that would be more expensive.

Utilities could also curtail power sales to Golden Valley Electric Association and divert gas from the liquefied natural gas plant on the Kenai.

"It's not the volumes of the gas, it's the deliverability," said Colleen Starring, president of Enstar. "During any situation that would require us to become worried that we're going to have an issue, the LNG plant automatically diverts."

In a worst-case scenario, which Sullivan said was unlikely to happen, utilities could implement rolling blackouts around town lasting from 20 to 30 minutes for residences and gas curtailments for commercial accounts.

Asked how long Southcentral Alaskans could expect to find themselves under a warning, Sullivan said it depended on whether the trend of cold snaps seen in the past few winters continues.

"If that continues this winter, next winter, you could be in the yellow situation or maybe even moving into red for a week to 10 days, maybe two weeks," Sullivan said.

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* Military may lift ban on women in submarines (Reuters)
* What the? Tourism group changes name, acronym (AP)
* Bangladesh awards farmer who killed 83,000 rats (AP)
* Britain asks Schwarzenegger to close prostitute website (Reuters)
* Giant candy store to open in gigantic mall (Reuters)
* Tweeting Ugandan gorillas make friends online (Reuters)
* Man sues BofA for "1,784 billion, trillion dollars" (Reuters)
* Girls warned not to hide boyfriends' guns (Reuters)
* Fashionistas furious over Berlusconi link (Reuters)
* German minister-to-be rebuffs question in English (Reuters)
* Rental pets and robots in "Blade Runner" Tokyo (Reuters)
* Schwarzenegger asked to close prostitute Website (Reuters)
* Fla. college ready for flesh-eating zombie attack (AP)
* Police: Woman, not in the mood, cuts boyfriend (AP)
* North American pro sports leagues in a twitter over tweeting (Reuters)
* Wyo. boy, 11, leads police on chase up to 100 mph (AP)
* Woman accused of urinating on NH police station (AP)
* School tells all parents their children are absent (AP)
* Mule deer or Yule deer? Buck draped with decor (AP)

Military may lift ban on women in submarines (Reuters) Top
Reuters - Top Pentagon officials are calling for an end to the U.S. military's historical ban on allowing women to serve in submarines.

What the? Tourism group changes name, acronym (AP) Top
AP - A Wisconsin tourism lobbying group is changing its name after realizing its initials formed a crude acronym. The Wisconsin Tourism Federation group did a quiet rebranding in July, changing its name to the Tourism Federation of Wisconsin and updating its logo from WTF to TFW after it was featured on Web sites and blogs poking fun at it. It had no way of knowing 30 years ago that the letters would go on to take on a crude association.

Bangladesh awards farmer who killed 83,000 rats (AP) Top
AP - Bangladesh on Wednesday awarded a farmer who killed more than 83,000 rats and launched a monthlong campaign nationwide to kill millions more, to protect crops and reduce the need for food imports. Mokhairul Islam, 40, won a first prize of a color television for killing some 83,450 rats in the past nine months in Gazipur district near the South Asian country's capital, Dhaka. He collected their tails for proof.

Britain asks Schwarzenegger to close prostitute website (Reuters) Top
Reuters - A government minister asked California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Wednesday to shut down a U.S. website that allows men to rate prostitutes, including many working in London.

Giant candy store to open in gigantic mall (Reuters) Top
Reuters - A Dubai-based company is opening what it says will be the world's largest confectionary store in Dubai as it looks to tap demand from the Gulf Arab region's hunger for candy.

Tweeting Ugandan gorillas make friends online (Reuters) Top
Reuters - Lurking deep in the mist-glazed forests of east Africa, Uganda's mountain gorillas are preparing to 'tweet' for their survival.

Man sues BofA for "1,784 billion, trillion dollars" (Reuters) Top
Reuters - Dalton Chiscolm is unhappy about Bank of America's customer service -- really, really unhappy.

Girls warned not to hide boyfriends' guns (Reuters) Top
Reuters - A campaign warning girls not to stash or carry guns for their boyfriends was launched by London police Wednesday.

Fashionistas furious over Berlusconi link (Reuters) Top
Reuters - Italian fashionistas on Wednesday hit back at foreign media reports that their latest creations were for "bimbos" inspired by the sex scandals surrounding Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's private life.

German minister-to-be rebuffs question in English (Reuters) Top
Reuters - Guido Westerwelle, who is widely expected to become foreign minister in the next German government, admonished a reporter who asked him a question in English on Monday, saying: "We're in Germany here."

Rental pets and robots in "Blade Runner" Tokyo (Reuters) Top
Reuters - Only in Tokyo could you hire a cat out for an hour and stroke it while you have a cappuccino -- or better still, while a robot cooks your noodles for you.

Schwarzenegger asked to close prostitute Website (Reuters) Top
Reuters - A British government minister asked California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday to shut down a U.S. website that allows men to rate prostitutes, including many working in London.

Fla. college ready for flesh-eating zombie attack (AP) Top
AP - No one expects a zombie apocalypse. But the University of Florida is making sure officials are ready for a night of the living dead, just in case. The school has a plan for responding to the undead on its Web site among outlines for dealing with hurricanes and pandemics.

Police: Woman, not in the mood, cuts boyfriend (AP) Top
AP - A 52-year-old woman was booked Thursday morning with domestic battery after telling police that she cut her boyfriend for trying to have sex with her. In the arrest affidavit, police said the woman's boyfriend claimed she cut him with a knife when they got into an argument, and police saw a 4-inch gash on his left arm along with several small cuts and scratches.

North American pro sports leagues in a twitter over tweeting (Reuters) Top
Reuters - North America's professional sports leagues are all a twitter over tweeting and have pushed through guidelines to ban player access to social networking sites during games.

Wyo. boy, 11, leads police on chase up to 100 mph (AP) Top
AP - Wyoming police say an 11-year-old boy driving a large SUV led officers on a high speed chase reaching speeds of 100 mph. Bureau of Indian Affairs police say the chase started about 3 a.m. Tuesday near Riverton in central Wyoming and ended about 50 miles away near Crowheart on the Wind River Reservation.

Woman accused of urinating on NH police station (AP) Top
AP - Police said a woman has been arrested for urinating on a police station after her companion wasn't allowed to use its restroom. A 28-year-old woman was charged with indecent exposure after the incident Wednesday, which started when her companion went to the station to resolve a 12-year-old traffic citation.

School tells all parents their children are absent (AP) Top
AP - A student absence phone call that went to every family of students at a West Tennessee middle school caused an uproar. The automated call is set to go out at 9 a.m. each day from Martin Middle School, but only to families whose children have been marked absent that day. WCMT Radio in Martin reported the call on Wednesday went to parents of all 475 students at the school.

Mule deer or Yule deer? Buck draped with decor (AP) Top
AP - Call it a case of Christmas creep. A young mule deer in Montana is ushering in the holiday season early. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden Kevin Cook says the buck got mixed up with a string of Christmas lights and now they are hanging from his antlers and body. The agency started getting reports about the decorated deer near Fort Harrison last week.

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