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Saturday
Jun272009

Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta's Public Schedule (June 27 - July 5, 2009) 

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

12:30 p.m. – Congolese Independence Day Celebration; City Hall Steps; One City Hall Plaza; Manchester

 

Please contactMark Laliberte at (603) 624-6500 ormlaliberte@manchesternh.gov for more information about any of these events.

 

Saturday
Jun272009

Daily Grind: Congress Should Reject Carbon Caps 

Editorial: Congress Should Reject Carbon Caps
While the American people cope with the impact of a brutal recession and soaring unemployment, not to mention inflation looming on the not-too-distant horizon, Congress in the Waxman-Markey bill proposes to make energy ever more expensive.

 

Habitual Criminals and Padded Cells
Barney Frank wants to further corrupt Fannie Mae's lending standards by forcing it to hand out more unsecured loans.

 

A Duty to Die?
How does one get to the point of saying that some members of society have an actual duty to die?

 

Saturday
Jun272009

NetRight Daily: Cap & Trade, ACT NOW! 

Cap & Trade Vote: This is a round up story of information about the Cap & Tax debate. I am also including updates on what is happening with the bill here.

 

Cap & Tax: Congress Should Reject Carbon Caps: Today, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on controversial legislation, HR 2454, that would force carbon-emitting industries coal, oil, gasoline, and natural gas to purchase carbon permits that would decrease in supply over the next decade. The bill aims to reduce industrial emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by 17 percent by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050.

 

The Cap & Trade Song: This funny video was made possible by the Tax Foundation. Spread this around to tell people about Cap & Trade.

 

What If Government Ran Health Care?: This video presents an all to possible reality of what could happen if we get socialized medicine. While it is pretty funny, it's also very scary!

 

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Saturday
Jun272009

ALG Condemns the House for Approving "Cap-and-Tax" Bill, Predicts Energy Inflation 

"Today, the House bowed to the altar of radical

environmental extremism. 'Man-made' climate

change is a myth and cult, and its lies are based

upon faulty computer models that act as the

movement's oracles."ALG President Bill Wilson.

 

June 26th, 2009, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today strongly condemned the House of Representatives for approving legislation "that intentionally will drive up the costs of gasoline, oil, and coal at a time when the American people are just struggling to make ends meet."

 

"Today, Nancy Pelosi's House of Representatives has handed over the nation's energy policy to a radical faction that has but one agenda: to wreck the nation's economic standing in the world by making energy unaffordable, eliminating real jobs, and sealing away American natural resources from an economy that will be unable to grow without them," said Wilson.

 

"They have opened up a Pandora's box," Wilson added.

 

The legislation, HR 2454, would force carbon-emitting industries coal, oil, gasoline, and natural gas to purchase carbon permits. The bill aims to reduce industrial emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by 17 percent by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050.

 

"The fact is: the United States depends upon carbon-emitting sources of energy for electricity, transportation, home heat, and much, much more. Capping carbon emissions necessarily means restricting the available supply of these resources, thereby deliberately increasing the prices of energy," Wilson added.

 

Wilson noted that supporters of the legislation "want to increase the prices of oil, gasoline, coal, and natural gas across the board, and thereby 'incentivize' alternatives like solar, wind, and hybrid vehicles," Wilson explained. "It won't work, because the alternatives are inefficient, have a lower yields, and are more expensive."

 

Wilson believes that there is already upwards pressure on energy prices. "Energy prices are already primed to begin soaring again purely because of inflation caused by Congress, the Treasury, and the Federal Reserve's respective spending, lending, borrowing, and printing binges."

 

Wilson pointed to more than $12.8 trillion of bailouts committed by the federal government, the trillion-dollar "stimulus", the proposed $3.6 trillion budget, and the CBO-projected $1.8 trillion deficit as being "highly inflationary, and when that happens, investors flee to the safety of commodities."

 

"So, with the recession moving from bad to worse, unemployment poised to reach double-digits nationally, and that inflation primed to strike, Congress in the Waxman-Markey bill has set the stage to make energy ever more expensive for decades to come," said Wilson.

 

The final vote in favor of the legislation of was 219 to 212.

 

"How will businesses function? Where will people work when they cannot even afford to turn on the lights? Who will be able to afford the fix-ups necessary for their homes to be up to new federal zoning codes?" Wilson asked, referring to portions of the bill that will require homes to be up to California's energy standards.

 

"The American people's only hope now is Harry Reid's rubber-stamp Senate," Wilson noted. "But hope is not a strategy. In truth, it is up to the American people, millions of whom made history today with phone calls and emails to stop this legislation dead on its tracks," Wilson said.

 

Wilson called upon the American people to make their views against the legislation known to every member of the Senate. Wilson noted that similar legislation had failed in the Senate last year. "This bill was rejected last year, and should again be rejected this year, because it will destroy the economy. Period."

 

Wilson also pointed to a study from APS Physics, "Climate Sensitivity Revisited," as discrediting the justification for capping carbon emissions. "The Monckton study raises serious doubts as to the accuracy of the UN International Panel on Climate Change's computer models. The whole hypothesis is not even be based on actual observable data that can be confirmed."

 

Wilson says that the Congressional majority is lying to the American people about the reasons for the legislation. "Today, the House bowed to the altar of radical environmental extremism. 'Man-made' climate change is a myth and cult, and its lies are based upon faulty computer models that act as the movement's oracles."

 

"Now, the hour grows late, and it is up to the Senate to close this Pandora's box before it reaches the President's desk," Wilson concluded.

 

Saturday
Jun272009

CEI Weekly: EPA Hides Global Warming Findings 

>>CEI Unveils Findings That the EPA Wouldn't Disclose

An EPAsenior analyst'sfindingson climate change are repressed because of its likely negative impacts on the Administration's campaignregulate carbon dioxide.

http://cei.org/rcandtestimony/2009/06/15/comment-endangerment-proposal

 

Also cited in The Washington Examiner

 

 

>>Shaping the Debate

Waxman-Markey: Death Knell for U.S. Jobs, Low Cost Energy

Bob Murray in The Hill

http://cei.org/articles/2009/06/22/waxman-markey-death-knell-us-jobs-low-cost-energy

 

Trojan Hearse: 'Cap and Trade' = Economy-Killer

Myron Ebell in The New York Post

http://cei.org/articles/2009/06/25/trojan-hearse

 

Will Congress Switch Off the Lights?

Iain Murray in The Washington Times

http://cei.org/articles/2009/06/25/will-congress-switch-lights

 

Accident Chasers

Christian R. Camara in The Panama City News Herald

http://cei.org/articles/2009/06/21/accident-chasers

 

 

>>Best of the Blogs

Commission Asks Justice Department Why Pro-Obama Thugs Got Away With Menacing White Voters

by Hans Bader

By dismissing the case, political appointees in the Obama Justice Department blocked action against a racist, anti-semitic hate group whose members included an Obama poll-watcher and city democratic official, who used racial epithets and physical intimidation to drive white voters away from a polling place in Philadelphia last year.

http://www.openmarket.org/2009/06/22/civil-rights-commission-demands-to-know-why-obama-justice-department-let-obama-backers-who-menaced-white-voters-off-the-hook/

 

Minneapolis Drops $75k to Defend Stinky Tap Water

by Angela Logomasini

Minneapolis recently dropped $75,000 just to build a website encouraging people to drink only tap water. . . The site is part of a total $180,000 paid to a public relations firm to address this “pressing” issue. Why does Minneapolis need this campaign? Because their tap water stinks—literally!

http://www.openmarket.org/2009/06/23/minneapolis-drops-75k-to-defend-stinky-tap-water/

 

Obama Administration's Anti-Travel Policies Hit New Low

by Marc Scribner

Now the Obama administration is imposing new restrictions on civilian aviation, requiring private pilots to reveal detailed personal information about their passengers and to seek government permission to leave the country, a first in American history. Even more frightening is the Department of Homeland Security’s claim that it is free to conduct random, warrantless searches of civilian aircraft.

http://www.openmarket.org/2009/06/22/obama-administrations-anti-travel-policies-hit-new-low/

 

FTC to Monitor Blogs for Undisclosed Compensation

by Elizabeth Jacobson

The Federal Trade Commission is drafting new rules that would extend its authority to encompass bloggers who promote products in exchange for compensation or giveaways. . . Applying these rules to independent, small-time consumer product reviewers and noncommercial bloggers who use AdSense oversteps any reasonable exercise of regulatory power in the name of “consumer advocacy.

http://www.openmarket.org/2009/06/22/ftc-to-monitor-bloggers-for-undisclosed-compensation/

 

 

>>CEI in the News

Politico-- Eli Lehrer

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0609/24115.html

 

Atlanta Journal Constitution-- Wayne Crews

http://blogs.ajc.com/bob-barr-blog/2009/06/19/federal-regulatory-burden-hits-117-trillion/?cxntfid=blogs_bob_barr_blog

 

Miami Herald-- Eli Lehrer

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/breaking-news/story/1112293.html

 

 

>>Podcast

Episode 48: Total Privacy Awareness

We begin with the top story of the week – the presidential election and resulting protests in Iran. We then move on to bad energy policy in Virginia, radio royalties for big music companies and the scandalous waste of bailout money. We finish with an interview with Ryan Radia on Internet privacy and some real estate-related Olympic News.

http://www.openmarket.org/2009/06/24/libertyweek-48-total-privacy-awareness/

 

 

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