‘Green Energy’ – Not for the Birds

19 August 2014 AD

Warning! Warning! Warning!

Global warming alarmists have been beating their end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it drums for several years now. Even as real science disproves their theory of anthropogenic atmospheric anomalies, instead of changing their minds, they change the name of their theory from ‘global warming’ to ‘climate change’.

Scientific Fact #1: Man Little – Sun Big

Statisticians say the average man has a mass of 70 kg, approximately 154.3 lbs. According to the World Population Clock, today there are approximately 7,254,814,816 living persons on terra firma. Therefore:

There are 7,254,814,816 X 154.3 = 1.119417926 X 1012 lbs. of people

This translates to approximately 5.078370371 X 1011 kg

The Earth’s mass is 5.9736 x 1024 kg.

Dividing the mass of all people by the mass of the earth calculates thus:

5.078370371 X 1011/ 5.9736 x 1024 = 8.50 X 10-14%

Conclusion: the mass of people is inconsequential to the mass of the entire earth.

How does the mass of the earth compare to our sun?

Onee sun is equivalent to 1,300,000 earths. I leave calculation of the kilograms to the reader.

The point of these mathematical gymnastics is to demonstrate the utter insignificance of mankind, mass wise, to the sun. I hasten to point our collective mass is utterly insignificant to the mass of the earth.

Conclusion: the sun determines our weather, not coal-fired power plants.

Renewable? Have You Asked the Birds About This?

Streamers

‘Streamers’ is the name given to feathered flambeau that fall from the sky immediately upon entering airspace above an enormous solar reflector array near Primm, Nevada.

Solar Reflector Array Near Primm, Nevada
Solar Reflector Array Near Primm, Nevada

According to Yahoo! News, “over 300,000 mirrors .. focus sunlight on boilers’ tubes atop 450 foot towers heating water into steam which in turn drives turbines to create electricity.

Yes, this marvelous “renewable energy” plant heats water into steam and it does something else: it makes fricassée of birds who fly over it.

Typical 'Streamers' Birds fried by renewable energy
Typical ‘Streamers’
Birds fried by ‘renewable energy’

Read “Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air” from Yahoo! News

One fricassée feathered friend becomes sacrifice for the liberals’ sun god every two minutes.

But Wait! There’s More

As reported in the Smithsonian Magazine online, “somewhere between 140,000 and 328,000 birds die each year from collisions with wind turbines.

Killing Wildlife: It’s Not Nice to Fool with Mother Nature

In case you missed a lesson in high school or college, birds eat insects. Need I say more? No? Good.

Lying under our feet are abundant and inexpensive fuel stocks in the forms of natural gas, oil and coal. We are awash in the stuff.

Now for the coup de grâce: Energy Density and portability.

Oil, gas and coal have energy density. They work equally well in darkness or sunlight, on windy days and still. We have discovered we can’t seem to mount a windmill atop our cars. Solar power? Well, there are experimental solar-powered cars raced annually by college students, but they aren’t particularly useful to a family of four. Or, even a single woman. Or man.

Conclusion

Real science reveals all the phony science that led us down this worthless ‘renewable’ path.

This sitting president has been playing in the sandlot of ‘crony capitalism’ whereby he funds worthless ‘renewable energy’ companies like Solyndra whose owners in turn contribute tens of millions of our tax dollars to Democrat political campaigns. If your looking for a word to describe his activities, I suggest CORRUPTION.

A Little Bit of Texas History – Sam Houston

17 August 2014 AD

The History of Houston You Don’t Know

Sam Houston "Colonneh" - "The Raven"
Sam Houston
“Colonneh” – “The Raven”

Native Texans who learned some Texas history in public school know Sam as first president of the Republic of Texas. Public School lessons also teach how he was the commanding general of the Texian army and it was he who captured Mexican ‘Mandatario’ General Antonio López de Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto.

The largest city in Texas was named for him, numerous streets throughout our great state have a “Houston Street”, a state university bears his name. It seems appropriate that Houston County is where you find the Davy Crockett National Forest.

Sam was an imposing figure, but not quite so as that humongous statue outside Huntsville portrays him. (Personal note: that statue is an embarrassment to me)

Sam Houston’s story ended in Texas, but began elsewhere. He and George Washington shared Virginia as the state of their nativity. Coincidentally, if you believe in coincidences, Washington was called “Father of our country” and Houston earned the title “Father of Texas”.

Sam Houston's 'second home' - the Cherokee Nation
Sam Houston’s ‘second home’ – the Cherokee Nation

His family moved to Tennessee where, for whatever reason, as a young teen he ran away from home and found his place with the Cherokee Nation. Chief Oolooteka named him “Colonneh” – “The Raven.” While living with his Cherokee family, he learned their ways, their language and developed a lifelong love of Native Americans. Your Texas history teacher probably didn’t tell you this. Am I right? There is more to the Indian story.

Later in life, the people of Tennessee elected him governor. It was during this time in office his marriage fell apart. Devastated to the core, he abandoned his office and fled to the people who most influenced his life: the Cherokee Nation. While under the care of his Indian brothers, he was cured of alcoholism and heartbreak.

Sam's Cherokee Wife (her first husband was David Gentry)
Sam’s Cherokee Wife Tiana
(her first husband was David Gentry)

According to the Raab Collection, “He married a Cherokee woman named Diana Rogers Gentry, became a Cherokee citizen and was actively involved in peacekeeping, trade, and other tribal affairs.”

Unlike the United States to the east, under President Sam Houston, American Indian tribes were treated with great respect and protected from predatory settlements. Sam’s perspective on Native Americans differed greatly from that of other white men. He assiduously protected his adopted Indian brothers and their lands.

Later on, after Texas became and state and ‘push came to shove’ over slavery and secession from the Union, Sam Houston sided with the Union.

Today, about 1,200 people per day migrate to the Great State of Texas. It will take them sometimes years to understand those of us who are native sons of the Lone Star State. We say, “Ya’ll come, but leave your liberal un-Texan ways behind you.”

Houston served as our U.S. Senator as a Union Democrat. Union Democrats in today’s Texas are called Republicans. There was stark difference between Union Democrats and Dixie Democrats.

Personal Note

TEXAS-TX-FLAGGrowing up in South Texas, everyone I knew was a Democrat. I continued my affiliation with the Democrat Party right up to the time I voted for Jimmy Carter for president. Jimmy was no Sam Houston. I next voted in the Republican Primary for Ronald Reagan and never looked back. I am pleased to be in the company of other former Texas Democrats like Rick Perry and Ralph Hall.

I will be forever thankful for being born in the Great State of Texas

John White

Yes, Virginia, There Are Moral Absolutes

Are there moral absolutes? Yes, so long as society submits to supreme moral authority. To which supreme moral authority do we look? Our Constitution? Declaration of Independence? Gettysburg Address? Dallas Morning News?

Let’s consider material standards. Who says one ounce of gold is truly an ounce of gold? By international treaty (international yard and pound agreement of 1959) the avoirdupois ounce is THE standard throughout the civilized world. By the way, treaties become the Supreme Law of the Land for us American citizens. Thus, if someone attempts to sell you an ounce of gold that is even a fraction of a grain different from the international standard, that sale is unjust, wrong, probably illegal.

The Living God, the Creator of the universe, is and was the ultimate standard of morality. Long before men and women walked the earth He, El Shaddai was.

My company recently purchased two costly instruments used for critical measurements of various parameters of HVAC systems. Reading the quick start guides made me to know the importance of reading and following printed instructions in the respective owner manuals to achieve the desired results.

instruction manualOur world has an instruction manual provided by its ‘Manufacturer’. There was no printed copy of Torah (Instruction) for the first 2448 years after Creation. In those early years, tribal leaders were few and could simply talk to the Manufacturer directly. Torahs are big and too cumbersome to carry around.

As time went by, the instruction manual was bound together in convenient books that would fit just about anywhere: bedside, desktop, pocket sized, glove boxes and hotel nightstands. Collectively, we came to call this portable, bound version “Bible”.

All around the world, Jews and Christians generally recognize this Instruction Manual, the Bible, as a reliable standard for everyday living and as the source for moral absolutes. Muslims refer to the Bible as “the book” and therefore call Christians and Jews “People of the Book”.

Of late there is pervasive departure from moral absolutes as activists in the form of pro-abortion, “gay rights”, the LGBT-Whatever movement, atheists and communists strive to outlaw moral absolutes, but we who steadfastly refuse to throw away our up to date instruction manual get in their way. We are obstacle to be rid of.

Look to Canada to see what happens when the aforementioned activists gain control of government. In Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that “Biblical speech opposing homosexual behavior, including in written form, is essentially a hate crime.” God is ‘hate’? I don’t agree.

The Instruction Manual clearly reveals that God is love (1 John 4:8). That same Instruction Manual foretold these anti-God activists, by the way. The Isaiah section of the Instruction Manual, written about 2,700 years ago, gave warning to activists who would strive to eliminate moral standards established by the Manufacturer. To wit: Isaiah 5:20

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who change darkness into light and light into darkness, who change bitter into sweet and sweet into bitter!”

Question of the hour: Will we choose to follow the activists, or will we choose to follow the Manufacturer’s Instruction Manual?

John White

Are you ready for ancient history about Palestine?

9 August 2014

map of middle east - no palestine“Ancient” Palestine, according to artifacts carbon dated, goes all the way back to 15 November 1988 AD. This compares to the modern state of Israel that was founded on 14 May 1948, forty years before establishment of the mythical state of Palestine.

You knew this to be true, but you haven’t had the rhetorical tools to answer contemporary critics of Israel. Here they are, questions you can ask supporters of the not-so-ancient territory of Palestine.

 

  1. When was it founded and by whom?
  2. What were its borders?
  3. What was its capital?
  4. What were its major cities?
  5. What constituted the basis of its economy?
  6. What was its form of government?
  7. Can you name at least one Palestinian leader before Arafat?
  8. Was Palestine ever recognized by a country whose existence, at that time or now, leaves no room for interpretation?
  9. What was the language of the country of Palestine ?
  10. What was the prevalent religion of the country of Palestine ?
  11. What was the name of its currency? Choose any date in history and tell what was the approximate exchange rate of the Palestinian monetary unit against the US dollar, German mark, GB pound, Japanese yen, or Chinese yuan on that date.
  12. And, finally, since there is no such country today, what caused its demise and when did it occur?

Source: “The Japanese have some questions for ‘Palestine Supporters’” http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2014/08/05/the-japanese-have-some-questions-for-palestine-supporters-and-oh-are-they-awesome/

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Liberalism and Liberals – Not What They Say They Are

9 August 2014 AD

liberalism is evilEarly in our history, liberalism stood for individual liberty, but contemporary liberals like Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Eric Holder, Sheila Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters and Harry Reid who, while touting progressivism move us ever toward fascism. Liberalism is a new name for socialism.

“It was in the 1960s that the left convinced itself that there is something fascistic about patriotism and something perversely hary reid incompetence“patriotic” about running down America. Anti-Americanism — a stand-in for hatred of Western civilization — became the stuff of sophisticates and intellectuals as never before. Flag burners became the truest “patriots” because dissent — not just from partisan politics, but the American project itself — became the highest virtue.” — Jonah Goldberg

maxine waters pandering to race“Inside many liberals is a #totalitarian screaming to get out. They don’t like to have another point of view in the room that they don’t squash and the way they try to squash it is by character assassination and name calling.” — David Horowitz

 

 

President Ronald Reagan

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” — Ronald Reagan

 

 

 

Hamas Target No. 1: Israeli kindergarten children

7 August 2014 AD

Hamas zealots readily sacrifice Arab children to score negative propaganda against Israel. As little as Islamist terrorists value the life of their own children, they value the lives of Israeli children much less, if that is possible.

Jewish High Holy Day of September 24 was to be Israel’s “911”

explosives in tunnelsUnbelievably, Kerry actually proposed in his latest “cease-fire proposal” – none of which have been honored by Hamas so far – that Israel refrains from degrading remaining attack tunnels. This mind-boggling concept would necessarily be rejected by any sane government, of any country.” – Daily Caller

Yes, unbelievable, isn’t it? An American president and his secretary of state actually maneuver to empower Muslim terrorists on a quest to utterly destroy all of Israel, all Jews and all Christians now living on the face of the earth.

 

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. – Psalm 122:6

Source: Daily Caller article: “Stories From The Battlefield: Hamas Tunnels Used To Target Israel’s Kindergartens” Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/27/stories-from-the-battlefield-hamas-tunnels-used-to-target-israels-kindergartens/#ixzz39ivrrcu1

John White
Rockwall.Conservative@gmail.com

http://RockwallConservative.com/

Migration Theory – Natural Law In The Driver’s Seat

5 August 2014 AD

Human Migration – Why?

Human migration, aka ‘illegal immigration’, is very much in the news. There are folks here who invite it and folks here who vehemently oppose it. Very ordinary human reactions.

Setting aside emotional reactions, let’s get to the heart of why it happens.

A fellow named Ernest George Ravenstein studied immigration back early in the Nineteenth Century. His studies concluded with Ravenstein laws of migration. Ravenstein’s study produced seven laws, but other academics have extrapolated as many of eleven from the original seven.

Numerous other academics have studied human migration, but I leave further research of like theories to the reader’s initiative.

Let’s reduce migration to its lowest common denominator: two forces at the root of all human migrations.

AP Human Geography Models and Theories
AP Human Geography Models and Theories

Push-Pull Factors

In all science – whether physics, mathematics, economics – movement always involves two forces: a force that pushes and a corresponding force that pulls. This simple idea holds true for moving water from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’, just as it also applies to electrical apparatus and airplanes.

Biblical Principle Affirmed in Scripture

Example of “Push” force

As recorded in Genesis chapter 42, there was famine in Canaan that threatened the lives of Jacob and his family. As the story goes, Joseph had transitioned from prisoner to Chief of Staff to Pharaoh, king of Egypt. By divine revelation, Joseph knew to store all the corn he could buy over a seven-year span of time, because he knew this horrific famine was coming upon the middle east to endure seven years.

Word gets around to Jacob that there was corn in Egypt. He ordered ten of his sons to go buy corn from Egypt to stave off starvation. There was a lot of drama, but let’s focus on the “push” force at play. There was ample reason, push force, for Jacob to want to leave Canaan, but nothing was telling him where to go.

Example of “Pull” force

For a season, Jacob continued to import foodstuff from Egypt, forestalling any motivation to leave his country. But, when, with the blessing of Pharaoh, Joseph invited his father and family to immigrate to Egypt where they find work and plenty to eat. So it was, Jacob packed up the moving vans and migrated to Egypt. Joseph’s invitation was the “pull” force.

Push + Pull = Migrate

This is my simplified theory of migration, but it’s well supported by research of geographers and demographers.

Central American Migration to Our Country

Push Force

Poverty: Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras all have deep poverty, but Nicaraguans are counted in the flood of humanity in the news. In fact, Nicaragua experiences deeper poverty than the other three. Economics is not one of the ‘push’ factors.

Why are Nicaraguans not migrating north?
Why are Nicaraguans not migrating north?

Crime: While Nicaragua experiences little crime, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras all have rampant crime that overwhelms neighborhoods. Crime in these three countries is “off the scale”.

Why so much crime? Read my blog on Cause & Effect – Stuff You Should Know to learn how crony capitalism leads to tyranny and crime. Rampant crime is the leading ‘push’ force behind Central American migration north.

Pull Forces

Now we clearly see the ‘push’ force of rampant crime that serves to motivate Central Americans to leave their countries, but what determines the direction of migration?

There are plenty of countries closer than the U.S.A. Nonetheless, they come here. Therefore, there is a ‘pull’ force at our end.

5) Migrants proceeding long distances generally go by preference to one of the great centers of commerce or industry.

Ravenstein’s fifth law is one force pulling migrants here, but there are others.

Our outlaw president acts on his vision to “fundamentally transform the United States of America” by overwhelming social services as he paves the way toward election fraud. Knowledgeable folks say this is a component of the Cloward-Piven strategy. I have no argument against such a conclusion.

As it was when Pharaoh invited Jacob to take refuge in Egypt, so also does Barack H. Obama extend invitations to crime-weary Central Americans to come here. Two years ago, Obama declared amnesty for millions. Late last year he put in motion federal contracts to “escort unaccompanied alien children”. Barack H. Obama’s invitations and his cavalier attitude toward the rule of law are the ‘pull’ force.

Now you know. Standing atop overpasses accomplish nothing except to energize the Democrats with plenty of propaganda for 2014 elections. Dressing in camo and sporting your AR-15 along the border gets us nowhere either.

Gov. Rick Perry dramatically stepped up border protection, doing the work that is the duty of this administration, but Obama continues to laugh at our situation as he goes merrily about the country fund raising for his party.

What’s the Cure?

  1. Put an end to hateful, shrill, anti-Hispanic rhetoric that serves only to alienate conservative Hispanics from our Republican Party.
  2. Work to register voters.
  3. Incessantly demand lawful enforcement of immigration laws.
  4. Take a breath and choose to love the “undocumented” aliens among us. Stop seeing them as criminals and recognize them as refugees who have come here by invitation of our president. Read: Hospes Eram – Thoughts on the Human Crisis at Our Southern Border
  5. Participate in local Republican events: club meetings, block walks, voter registration, volunteer to work at election sites, contribute money to Republican candidates. Ranting and raving accomplishes nothing worthwhile, apart from making you feel good for a season.
  6. Communicate with your state and federal lawmakers via phone calls, fax and email.
  7. Get out the vote during early voting.
  8. Most important of all – PRAY for our leaders and our country.