Forget the propaganda churned out by the corporate news media, here are the facts about the SOB (Soros-Obama-Biden) oil and gas policies designed to socialize America towards control via “The Great Reset, and New World Order (NOW).
🔹The day before Barack Obama was inaugurated regular gasoline prices across the USA were $1.87 per gallon.
🔹When Obama left the White House the cost of gas was $4.22 per gallon.
🔹Immediately upon taking office he rescinded leases for oil shale production and expedited the failed Solendro energy deal while stalling other new energy production.
🔹He urged the Senate to pass a new higher energy tax.
🔹To George Soros’ delight, Obama opposed bills to unlock American energy resources, stopped drilling and leasing through new bureaucratic hurdles, and rejected the Keystone pipeline.
2018– The United States became the world’s top crude oil producer under President Donald J. Trump and maintained the lead position through 2020.
April 7, 2020- Americans, with the leadership of President Trump in the White House, were enjoying low gasoline prices at the pump. $1.79 per gallon
BIDEN’S BUILD BACK BETTER
Jan. 21, 2021– Biden inaugurated and immediately cancels Keystone XL pipeline. Gas is at $2.09 gallon
Jan. 27, 2021– Biden halts new oil and gas leases. $2.35 gallon
Feb. 19, 2021– Biden rejoins Paris Climate Agreement. $2.48 gallon
May 7, 2021– Biden makes 30% of land off limits to oil and gas. $2.64gallon
June 1, 2021– Biden halts drilling in ANWR. $3.07 gallon
June 30, 2021– Nancy Pelosi’s Congress reverses President Donald J. Trump’s natural gas regulations. $3.12 gallon
Oct. 29, 2021– Biden’s Department of Interior introduces “Social Cost of Carbon.” $3.43 gallon
Nov. 15. 2021- Biden begins moratorium on drilling in Chaco Canyon. $3.80 gallon
Feb. 24, 2022- Because Russia invades Ukraine, suddenly Biden Administration and Big Oil decides gas should be over $4 a gallon. $4.02 gallon.
March 1, 2022– Biden releases oil from US Strategic Petroleum Reserve again. $4.13 gallon
March 21, 2022- Biden’s SEC proposes Anti-oil Rule. $4.24 gallon
May 12, 2022– Biden cancels all remaining lease sales. $4.48 gallon.
June 12, 2022– Price of regular gas reaches all-time historical high according to AAA. State averages range from $6.43 a gallon in California to $4.52 in Mississippi. $5.01 gallon
Recently, Senators Steve Daines, R-Mont.; Jim Risch, R-Idaho; Roger Marshall, R-Kansas; Mike Crapo, R-Idaho; Jerry Moran, R-Kansas; Bill Cassidy, R-La.; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo.; Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.; John Hoeven, R-N.D.; and Tom Cotton, R-Ark. wrote a letter to Biden’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm demanding she must comply with the law requiring her agency to disclose the number of jobs lost when Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline.
“At the time of its closure, the Keystone XL pipeline project was already under construction and employed more than 1,500 workers,” the letter read. “By the end of 2021, the Keystone XL pipeline was projected to provide approximately 11,000 jobs.”
“The closure erased thousands of real, high-paying jobs and approximately $800 million in wages,” it continued. “Significant prospective spending for rural communities and small businesses, as well as tax revenue for local schools and public safety, disappeared with the stroke of a pen.”
“The Keystone XL pipeline was a critical investment for U.S. energy security and job creation,” Sen. Risch said in a statement. “Why the administration made the decision to prioritize Russia’s workforce and energy sector over the United States is beyond me. The Department of Energy must report back on this significant domestic loss.”
How is the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris “Build Back Better” agenda working out for you?
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Before Joe Biden was weazled into the White House, America produced more oil and gas and held more coal reserves than any nation, surpassing Saudi Arabia in 2013 as the largest producer of petroleum hydrocarbons in the world.
Because of increases in domestic energy production – driven by market forces, pro-energy policies, and American ingenuity, under President Donald J. Trump, America became a net energy exporter, meaning we exported more than we imported.
If America would have continued to lead by fostering free markets and energy entrepreneurship, the US and her allies would have benefited from a wealth of energy and ideas, thereby increasing our economic and geopolitical security.
Within days of the Biden takeover, it became obvious the Democrats are on course for a socialism Globalist stance. We can preview where this is taking us by looking at Europe.
AVERAGE ELECTRICITY RATES IN GERMANY HAVE RISEN BY MORE THAN 60% IN THE LAST 12 YEARS
🔹According to Eurostat, retail electricity rates for an average German household rose from 20.6 to 36.5 Euro cents per kWh from 2007 to 2019.
This increase is primarily due to taxes and levies to support renewable energy generation and integration, including a 7.2 Euro cent per kWh levy for direct payments to renewable energy producers.
Average retail prices for U.S. households were 12.5 cents per kWh in 2019.
🔹Direct taxes and subsidies for renewable energy cost and estimated €24 billion in 2017, and IHS estimated that net export losses due to high electricity prices were €52 billion from 2008 to 2013.
🔹Despite hundreds of billions of Euros in taxes and subsidies over the past two decades, CO2 emissions in Germany only fell by 9% from 2003 to 2018 because Germany is forcing out nuclear generation, the only practical means to achieve zero carbon electricity generation, and relying on coal to support intermittent renewable resources.
The recent experience of Germany and many other countries, including many U.S. states, has shown that mandates, taxes, and subsidies that support renewable energy and increase power prices are regressive, distort markets, and do not move the needle on global climate change.
🔹By most accounts, the U.S. contains enough reserves of fossil fuels to sustain current production levels for many decades to come.
🔹The latest estimates show that the U.S. has at least 310 billion barrels of recoverable oil, enough for almost 80 years of production at current rates.
North America has over 2 quadrillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas, enough for more than 60 years at current production rates.
The lower 48 states have enough recoverable coal to meet current demand for 350 years. And more resources are being found every day as the energy markets go to work.
Energy demand and production will always have their booms and busts due to economic cycles and price fluctuations, but the fact that more than 80% of the energy we consume comes from petroleum, natural gas, and coal will not change in the foreseeable future.
Thanks to the shale revolution, domestic production is rising to satisfy that continued demand. The Energy Information Administration correctly projected the U.S. would produce oil and natural gas at record levels in 2018 and 2019 and became a net energy exporter in 2020.
Before Biden, we were making great progress in technological advances and the efforts of energy entrepreneurs, we were unlocking resources once thought unattainable and achieve sustainable fossil fuel production.
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In March 2019 near the South Pole, a Russian ship carrying scientists and tourists traveled to the bottom of the Earth so pro-climate change alarmists could gather more ammunition to document global warming and shrinking ice caps. With hundreds of thousands of dollars pumped into the expedition, the return on investment backfired. The ship became stuck on ice that was thicker than at any time since records started being kept in 1978.
A year later, also in December, a Russian military vessel, Sparta-III became lodged in ice due to record breaking cold with temperatures of -58F and below reported.
Then, in November 2021, 18 Russian cargo ships were trapped, some for weeks, by another freeze.
It seems like these Big Climate scientists and propagandists would have learned a thing or two about previous attempts. Like the one in December 2013, when the Russian vessel M.V. Akademik Shokalskiy, with 74 people on board for a polar expedition, was stuck in ice near Antarctica for days.
Similar to what the world is currently experiencing with the false narratives of government and Big Pharma related to disease, viruses and vaccines, the Big Climate industry has pulling the same types of scams for decades.
Unfortunately for the John Kerrys and Al Gores of the world, the real truth is that Arctic ice “recededing” wasn’t accurate. In fact, between 2012 and 2013, the ice actually grew by 29 percent into an unbroken patch more than half the size of Europe and within 5 percent of what it was 33 years ago, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Over time, millions of Americans have wised up to Big Pharma and Big Climate. They have especially learned and rightfully concluded that “climate change is a hoax.”
The economic consequences of Biden’s global warming policies can already be seen in electricity and fuel prices, which are currently the highest in U.S. history. Remarkably, Biden’s global warming policies are increasing electricity prices even while new natural gas discoveries, revolutionary advances in natural gas production technologies, and a dramatic resultant decline in natural gas prices would otherwise spur a dramatic decline in electricity prices.
The Biden Administration habitually recite Big Climate global warming alarmists who argue that changes in the biosphere make it richer, lusher, and more conducive to life are changes to be feared and opposed.
If barren ecosystems and deserts constitute their ideal planet, then the alarmist fears of more plant life make sense. On the contrary, global warming realists understand a climate more conducive to richer, more abundant plant life is beneficial rather than harmful.
We learned and agree that severe storms, floods and agricultural losses do indeed cost a great deal of money, but such extreme weather events – and their resulting costs – are dramatically declining as the Earth modestly warms.
Documented by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, severe storms are becoming less frequent and severe as the Earth modestly warms.
This is especially evident regarding hurricane and tornado activity, which are both at historic lows. Similarly, scientific measurements and peer-reviewed studies report no increase in flooding events regarding natural-flowing rivers and streams. Any increase in flooding activity is due to human alterations of river and stream flow rather than precipitation changes.
🔹The fact is NASA satellite instruments have documented a great greening of the Earth, with foliage gains most prevalent in previously arid, semi-desert regions.
🔹Although forests and plant life are expanding globally, this is particularly true in the western United States.
🔹Regarding food and water supplies, global crop production has soared as the Earth gradually warms. Atmospheric carbon dioxide is essential to plant life, and adding more of it to the atmosphere enhances plant growth and crop production. Longer growing seasons and fewer frost events also benefit plant growth and crop production.
🔹Big Pharma and their puppet politicians and universities make a big deal about icebergs breaking off the Antarctic ice sheet. They deliberately ignore the overall growth of the Antarctic ice sheet.
Icebergs break off the Antarctic ice sheet every year, with or without global warming, particularly in the Antarctic summer. However, a particular iceberg – no matter how large – breaking off the Antarctic ice sheet does not necessarily result in “Shrinking Glaciers.” To the contrary, the Antarctic Ice Sheet has been growing at a steady and substantial pace ever since NASA satellites first began measuring the Antarctic ice sheet in 1979.
🔹Big Climate’s assertion that polar ice sheets are melting is simply false. Although they often point to a modest recent shrinkage in the Arctic ice sheet, that decline has been completely offset by ice sheet expansion in the Antarctic. Cumulatively, polar ice sheets have not declined at all since NASA satellite instruments began precisely measuring them 39 years ago.
🔹Objective data show there has been a gradual increase in global precipitation and soil moisture as our planet warms. Warmer temperatures evaporate more water from the oceans, which in turn stimulates more frequent precipitation over continental land masses. The result of this enhanced precipitation is an improvement in soil moisture at almost all sites in the Global Soil Moisture Data Bank.
🔹The Biden and leftist’s preferred electricity source – wind power – kills nearly 1 million bats every year (not to mention the more than 500,000 birds killed annually) in the United States alone. This huge death toll occurs even though wind power produces just 3% of U.S. electricity.
🔹Lyme Disease is far more common in northern, cooler regions of the United States than in southern, warmer regions. Asserting, without any supporting data or evidence, that a disease that prospers in cool climates will become more prevalent as a result of global warming defies objective data and common sense.
While it might sound cynical, global warming has been used politically in order for governments to gain control over the private sector…As a former government employee, I can attest to the continuing angst civil servants have over remaining relevant to the taxpayers who pay their salaries, so there is a continuing desire to increase the role of government in our daily lives.
In 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was given a legitimate mandate to clean up our air and water. I remember the pollution crises we were experiencing in the 1960s. But as those problems were solved, the EPA found itself in the precarious position of possibly outliving its usefulness.
So, the EPA embarked on a mission of ever-increasing levels of regulation. Any manmade substance that had any evidence of being harmful in large concentrations was a target for regulation.
I was at a Carolina Air Pollution Control Association (CAPCA) meeting years ago where an EPA employee stated to the group that “we must never stop making the environment cleaner” (or something to that effect).
There were gasps from the audience.
You see, there is a legitimate role of the EPA to regulate clearly dangerous or harmful levels of manmade pollutants.
But it is not physically possible to make our environment 100% clean.
As we try to make the environment ever cleaner, the cost goes up dramatically.
As any economist will tell you, money you spend on one thing is not available for other things, like health care. So, the risk of over-regulating pollution is that you end up killing more people than you save, because if there is one thing we know kills millions of people every year, it is poverty.
Global warming has become a reason for government to institute policies, whether they be a carbon tax or whatever, using a regulatory mechanism which the public would never agree to if they knew (1) how much it will cost them in reduced prosperity, and (2) how little effect it will have on the climate system.
So, the policy prescription does indeed become a hoax, because the public is being misled into believing that their actions are going to somehow make the climate “better”.
Even using the IPCC’s (and thus the EPA’s) numbers, there is nothing we can do energy policy-wise that will have any measurable effect on global temperatures.
In this regard, politicians using global warming as a policy tool to solve a perceived problem is indeed a hoax. The energy needs of humanity are so large that Bjorn Lomborg has estimated that in the coming decades it is unlikely that more than about 20% of those needs can be met with renewable energy sources.
Whether you like it or not, we are stuck with fossil fuels as our primary energy source for decades to come. Deal with it. And to the extent that we eventually need more renewables, let the private sector figure it out. Energy companies are in the business of providing energy, and they really do not care where that energy comes from.
Dr. Roy Spencer, former NASA climatologist
And here are words of knowledge from another former NASA scientist:
“The term ‘climate change’ is meaningless. The Earth’s climate has been changing since time immemorial, that is since the Earth was formed 1,000 million years ago. The theory of ‘man-made climate change’ is an unsubstantiated hypothesis [about] our climate [which says it] has been adversely affected by the burning of fossil fuels in the last 100 years, causing the average temperature on the earth’s surface to increase very slightly but with disastrous environmental consequences.
The theory is that the CO2 emitted by burning fossil fuel is the ‘greenhouse gas’ causes ‘global warming’ — in fact, water is a much more powerful greenhouse gas and there is 20 time more of it in our atmosphere (around one per cent of the atmosphere) whereas CO2 is only 0.04 per cent.
There is no reproducible scientific evidence CO2 has significantly increased in the last 100 years. Anecdotal evidence doesn’t mean anything in science, it’s not significant…”
Dr. Leslie Woodcock, former NASA
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Film and television star John Goodman was hovering over 400 pounds when he decided to improve his health. Now, over 100 pounds lighter, he says his life has greatly improved.
One of the keys to the success of Goodman’s weight loss diet is based on the latest science. By enhancing our ability to identify and kill off inflammation we reduce inflammation throughout the entire body.
Inflammation is believed to contribute to many health issues including obesity, heart disease, arthritis, and allergies. By boosting your bodies anti-inflammatory defenses you can start to lose weight without really reducing the amount of calories you eat.
The anti-inflammatory diet that Goodman uses incorporates olive leaf extract, turmeric, resveratrol and phytosterols which are plant derived ingredients that have all been shown to boost the immune system and therefore lower inflammation.
The diet encourages the use of olive oil and olive leaf extract. By removing unhealthy fats from your diet, along with adding in essential fat-burning nutrients and keeping the calorie count low you can begin to lose weight while staying full.
Goodman’s diet regimen includes consumption of fish oil, skate liver oil and a variety of other healthy oils and vegetables for ultimate benefits.
He now limits the amount of fat consumed and increases the amount of fiber. This causes a significant shift in the makeup of the body and a decrease in insulin sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity is what determines how long the fat stays in the system. This means that people who are able to lose weight via a Mediterranean type diet with an anti-inflammatory protocol have a higher chance of being able to keep the weight off.
It has recently been discovered that a high fat diet, particularly one high in saturated fat, can increase the risk of the development of many serious health conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
🔹The evidence also shows that a high fat diet, particularly one high in fat and sugar, decreases the rate at which the body adapts to infections and increases the risk of cancers of the intestinal tract, colon and prostate.
🔹It also increases the risk of developing obesity, tooth decay, gallstones and cirrhosis.
🔹When it comes to the bacteria that we are exposed to, a high fat diet decreases the abundance of protective bacteria needed to fight off infection and lower the risk of developing illnesses such as allergies, asthma and depression.
The first thing Goodman did was rid his three unappealing vices: smoking, alcohol, and fried foods.
His Mediterranean Diet allowed him to have these things:
Consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and healthy fats on a daily basis.
Intake of beans, fish and eggs on a weekly basis.
Red meat in a very limited portion.
While following this healthy diet, John Goodman has completely eliminated added sugar, refined grains, trans fats, refined oils, processed meat, and highly processed foods.
Instead of starving himself and counting calories, he instead works out for the same amount of time he eats.
His fitness trainer, Mackie Shilstone, states that if you are going to lose weight on a diet plan that you need to eat your food and get enough protein to help your body burn fat. This is where the diet really starts.
GasBuddy recently forecasted the national average for gasoline at the pump will rise to $3.41 a gallon in 2022, up from $3.02 a gallon in 2021.
Energy Information Administration (EIA) last week predicted gas will be up to $3.79 in 2022.
White House Resident Joe Biden, on Day One decided to rescind the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Under President Donald J. Trump’s first term, gas prices were close to $1.20 less than Biden’s first year in office. For the first time in history, Americans were not energy dependent on foreign oil.
Today, US pipeline capacity is sitting around 50%.
“We could see a national average that flirts with, or in a worst-case scenario, potentially exceeds $4 a gallon,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, the leading app that tracks fuel prices, demand and outages.
Baby Boomers have not forgotten the amplified inflationary pressures American families grappled with during the 1970s and 1980s. With Biden in control, all analysts (except for those in government and mainstream media) indicate we will soon be living with the biggest price spikes in nearly 40 years.
Many of us experienced first-hand the rationing, restrictions and long lines of President Jimmy Carter’s decisions. It was devastating and did not set too well with most Americans when Carter, discussing high home-heating oil prices, encouraged us to wear a sweater and turn down the thermostat.
Singer Jerry Reed’s new recording was entitled “The Crude Oil Blues.” Other songs hitting the airwaves and record stores were “Get That Gasoline Blues,” by NRBQ and “Where Have All the Gas Pumps Gone To?”
Just as it was with Carter, citizens today see in Biden as someone not on their side of the fight.
Inflation, Gas Prices, Bigger Issues Than Climate Change and COVID
Democrats and their presidential leader, Joe Biden, continue to sink in popularity at a rate almost as devastating as mainstream media numbers.
The latest figures on the pandemic show that only 32% of American voters now believe the worst is behind us. That’s down eight points from a week ago and 14 points from a month ago.
A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 40% now believe the worst is yet to come. These numbers reflect a significant increase in pessimism. It’s the first time in two months that more voters expressed the negative view rather than the positive option.
Perceptions about the pandemic have varied over time. When the lockdowns first began, a majority of voters believed the pandemic would end by Memorial Day 2020.
In 2021, optimism rose when the vaccines became available. By May, 56% believed the worst was behind us. However, confidence fell over the summer due to the Biden Administration, CDC, FDA and Anthony Fauci blunders. By July, 28% still believed the worst had already come and gone. Confidence began to grow again in early October before falling again in November.
Gasoline Prices vs. Climate Change
Forty percent (40%) of voters now believe that rising gas prices are a bigger problem than climate change. This is a growing concern for politicians who support expensive liberal Green Deal intiatives. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that only 29% take the opposite view and see climate change as the bigger problem. Twenty-eight percent (28%) are equally concerned about both and 3% are not sure.
🔹Most Republicans (60%) see rising gas prices as the bigger problem.
🔹A plurality of Democrats (44%) are more worried about climate change.
🔹Among independent voters, 37% cite rising gas prices as their top concern, while 27% say climate change.
Inflation Bigger Than COVID
The survey also found that 33% believe inflation is a bigger problem than COVID, while only 26% say COVID is a bigger problem. A plurality of voters (36%) see them as equally important.
A large majority, sixty-five percent (65%) of voters are more interested in economic issues than cultural issues. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 19% take the opposite view and 16% are not sure.
Most voters (55%) also believe that Republican politicians and activists are more interested in economic issues. Only 21% believe the GOP has more interest in cultural issues.
However, when it comes to Democratic politicians and activists, voters are almost evenly divided. Thirty-eight percent (38%) believe those in Biden’s party are more interested in cultural issues. Thirty-seven percent (37%) think economic issues are the top priority for Democrats.
Independent voters, by a 38% to 29% margin, tend to see Democrats as more interested in cultural issues. These unaffiliated voters see Republicans as primarily interested in economic issues by a 47% to 17% margin.
Emergency first-responders are facing a new wave of safety hazards when responding to car accidents involving electric vehicles (EV). After a deadly crash in Mountain View, California, the fire chief released a safety alert to other first-responders in the region to warn of the dangers of the high-voltage batteries in electric cars involved in accidents.
Firefighters responding to the crash were shocked to see once the fire was extinguished it reignited at least 3 times in the next six days. This created a seriously hazardous condition for the firefighters who were unsure when the battery would stop bursting into flames. Many have been questioning the safety of electric cars in high-speed car accidents.
What are Electric Cars?
The electric car market has caught the attention of many consumers with the promise of increase in environmental efficiency and decrease in fuel costs when compared to regular gas-fueled vehicles. Electric cars run entirely off of electricity, so they must be plugged in to charge before continuing to travel. The electric car market has recently boomed with over 2 million people across the world using electric cars with the U.S. being the third largest market. With these new cars comes new safety hazards that the public needs to be aware of.
How are Electric Cars Dangerous in a Car Accident?
Electric cars are equipped with high-voltage lithium-ion batters that differ from regular gas-fueled cars because they engineered to be rechargeable. Some electric car manufacturers, such as Tesla, engineered the battery to respond in the case of a fire by slowing down the spread of flames so all passengers can retreat safely. Unfortunately, this seemingly innovative safety features is creating more work and hazards for first-responders. The battery is burning energy so slowly that the leftover energy becomes unstable, leaving the battery to spontaneously combust over the course of a couple days after the accident.
Firefighters are usually able to cool a battery down to guarantee safe removal but with the Tesla electric battery it took days and a call to Tesla engineers to officially declare the battery safe. This is important for electric car drivers to know in case of an accident.
Battery safety is a serious concern for makers of electric vehicles (EV) today because of potential battery fires. But in earlier years, one of the most serious incidents wasn’t a fire, but a toxic chemical cloud from an EV’s experimental battery.
Automakers, energy interests, and major government-funded efforts have been on the hunt for the ideal battery to power electric cars for decades. It hasn’t been an easy road and remains a challenge even today, as shown by several massive recalls of electric vehicles with batteries that, in rare cases, have suffered spontaneous combustion.
Fires aren’t a new thing. During the EV’s drive to market, battery fires occurred early on, including several in experimental Ford Ecostar electric vehicles powered by sodium-sulfur batteries back in 1994.
A particular battery safety incident that stands out occurred at an electric car race in 1992. Rather than a fire, a race entry running an experimental battery suffered a leak that spewed a toxic vapor cloud that injured racers and race personnel, causing the raceway to be evacuated.
Here, we present the following article from the Green Car Journal archives, as it was originally published in June 1992:
Excerpted from June 1992 Issue:It was in the final hours of racing activity at Phoenix International Raceway when the lead car began spewing a reddish-brown vapor trail into turn one, then went into a spin, braking hard.
As the car slowed to a stop, its driver tore at the window’s safety net and dove out of the opening head-first, stumbling, then collapsing as he tried to escape the battery gases that filled his cockpit and the area around the car. Like the driver, James Worden, of the Solectria team (Boston, Mass.), 14 track officials and others who came to his aid would be taken to the hospital to treat breathing difficulties. Worden was admitted in serious condition. Fortunately, all 15 people injured in the accident recovered.
This was the sobering final scene that red-flagged this year’s APS Solar and Electric 500 in Phoenix, Ariz. An important showcase of new and developing electric car technology, the race exemplified new thinking like quick-change battery packs and race-style pit stops under 20 seconds. Many of the cars were substantially faster than just a year ago, and the driving more sophisticated. Products from major sponsors like General Electric, Motorola, Goodyear, and Firestone were used and touted on banners and cars. The event drew a small crowd of enthusiasts and a good showing of research teams from across the U.S. Many were small-time efforts with personal cars converted to electric propulsion. Others were well-financed teams equipped with the latest in electric motors, controllers, and batteries.
It was the experimental battery technology that brought an early end to the Chrysler-Plymouth Electric Stock Car 200. Complexed bromine solution leaked from a dislodged tube in the race car’s pressurized zinc-bromine battery on lap 91, hitting the hot track and creating a toxic cloud near the car and an acrid smell that hung over the infield. The hazardous materials team handling the incident ultimately ordered the raceway evacuated. Although disabled, Worden’s Solectria entry was later declared the winner since he was five laps ahead of the field.
Should this experimental battery have been at the race? Race sanctioning body Solar and Electric Race Association (SERA) regulations specifically cite that “any battery type (except silver-zinc) is generally permitted and any number of batteries may be utilized within the vehicle.” Thus, the prototype zinc-bromine batteries used independently by both the Solectria and Texas A&M entries were allowed. A wide array of other battery technologies, some potentially dangerous, would also be permitted under these rules.
Phillip Eidler of Johnson Controls, supplier of the experimental batteries in the Solectria car, told GCJ that of the battery technologies being pursued, zinc-bromine is one of the safer ones. “What you saw out there was one of the worst incidents, short of crashing into the wall, you’re probably going to see from the battery system.” He also cites that the Johnson Controls battery does not contain pure bromine. “It’s a complexed form, in solution, that doesn’t have near the vapor pressure and evaporation rate of pure bromine,” advises Eidler. Johnson Controls is the largest U.S. manufacturer of lead-acid automotive batteries and the leading supplier to both the original equipment and replacement markets.
Sources at Johnson Controls cite the company is engaged in a cost-shared development contract for the zinc/bromine battery with the U.S, Department of Energy for utility applications. Zinc-bromine is said to have 2-3 times the energy capacity of lead-acid batteries and, according to Johnson Controls’ vice-president of battery research Bill Tiedemann, it’s “one of the most environmentally safe battery technologies available.”
“While experimental technology is critical to the developing EV and alternative fuel vehicle fields, it’s equally critical that safety is addressed as vigorously outside the lab as it is inside. “
A spokesman for principal race sponsor Arizona Public Service (APS) told GCJ that the technologies to be used by race teams will certainly be examined more clearly for safety in coming years. SERA’s Ernie Holden cited that closer scrutiny would be built into the safety inspection process for future races as well. Johnson Controls is also offering to help in any way it can to make the race a safer event. Since assurances from entries using experimental technology cannot serve as the final word on safety, though, it’s obvious that an expert inspection team will be needed to independently perform this task.
This incident should sound a warning signal within the industry. While experimental technology is critical to the developing EV and alternative fuel vehicle fields, it’s equally critical that safety is addressed as vigorously outside the lab as it is inside. This is especially true in the case of public demonstrations of experimental technology. With the upcoming schedule or races, ride-and-drives-, and public demonstrations of electric vehicle technology worldwide, it will be imperative that adequate safety measures are taken. The same holds true for future fleet testing of electric vehicles using potentially hazardous batteries. A catastrophic battery failure on city streets could have wide-ranging consequences.
Experimental technology will continue to be seen in electric car racing, since racing is the proving ground that ultimately benefits the cars that make it to dealer showrooms. But high-risk system components, or even ones protected by redundant safety systems which could still prove deadly in the event of catastrophic failure, might be penciled out in the rule books for safety and liability reasons. This is especially true of those technologies which could injure large numbers of people in a single incident.
What of experimental components, like batteries, which need to be tested during their evolutionary run to market? That’s why the major automakers have proving grounds In their place, smaller R&D firms can rent a track like Phoenix International Raceway or countless others around the world…and do their testing with the stands empty.
“It would probably have been much better for us if we would have just ran and ran the car around the track without anybody there,” muses Johnson Controls’ Eidler. “But we’ve done years worth of testing. After that works, where’s the next place you go?” That’s a dilemma that will surely be faced by many R&D efforts in coming years. He adds: “There comes a point where you have to take it out on the road.”
GCJ editors do expect that electric cars will compete in major-league racing alongside conventional gasoline-engine cars. But it seems certain that some important safety checks will have to be in place. Racetracks packed with tens of thousands of spectators are not the venue for volatile technology that could endanger the lives of those who are on hand to root for its success.
As Americans Struggle With Rising Fuel Prices, Why Is Biden Shipping Our Oil to Asia?
New data shows more citizens are turning away from the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration and federal government at historical levels.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of voters believe that the federal government today is a threat to the freedom and liberty of individual Americans.
A recent national survey by pollster Scott Rasmussen revealed that just last month 24% disagree and 19% are not certain. Today, only 20% and 25% are not certain.
🔹Seventy-four percent (79%) of Republicans see the federal government as a threat to freedom and liberty.
🔹59% of independent voters believe the same.
🔹Surprisingly, almost half, or 48% of Democrats think so too. This has never happen prior to Biden.
🔹Biden gave Taliban terrorists $84 billion in arms and gear and planes and choppers.
🔹Biden opened the Southern Border and more than 1.6 million illegal immigrants have crossed into the US.
🔹Now we learn Biden, who began closing our pipelines his first day in office, is now selling our US oil reserves to Asia after downgrading America from being an oil exporter to dependent on Russia and the Middle East.
About 1.6 million barrels of crude from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve — a monthly record — was shipped out in October, according to data from market intelligence firm Kpler. Three cargoes were loaded onto a supertanker in the U.S. Gulf Coast and are headed to Asia.
“Given the ongoing pace of the current SPR release — 12 million barrels in the last two months and the biggest weekly release so far last week at 3.1 million barrels — it’s fair to assume more SPR barrels are going to leave U.S. shores in the weeks ahead,” said Matt Smith, an oil analyst at Kpler.
In historical numbers, most Americans are turning away from the Biden Administration, Deep State bureaucracts, and even the Supreme Court.
🔹Seventy-nine percent (79%) of voters are close to resuming their normal life in terms of going out socially, traveling, and interacting with others in person. That’s up five points from 74% October and nine points from 66% in September.
🔹19% say they are not close to resuming a normal life.
Just last month, a Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 22% said they were not close to resuming their normal life (down eight points from September).
These results come amidst a renewed burst of optimism that the worst of the pandemic is behind us and/or that the pandemic was not as bad as it was made up to be by media, politicians, and other Big Pharma disciples.
🔹Among those who say they will never get vaccinated with the experimental COVID-19 shots, 66% say they are close to resuming normal activities.
🔹However, among those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine, only 37% are very close to resuming a normal social life while 21% say they are not close. This is likely due to their tendency to follow mainstream media, Anthony Fauci and Biden Administration reports.
Another Poll Downgrades Biden
“Americans give pResident Biden a negative 36 – 53 percent job approval rating, while 10 percent did not offer an opinion,” Quinnipiac University reported about their. “It’s the lowest job approval rating he’s received in a Quinnipiac University national poll. In mid-October, he received a negative 37 – 52 percent job approval rating. In today’s results, Republicans disapprove 94 – 4 percent, Democrats approve 87 – 7 percent, and independents disapprove 56 – 29 percent with 16 percent not offering an opinion.”
Quinnipiac typically favors Democrats in their push polls.
The $3.5 Trillion Human Infrastructure package includes an animal agriculture tax of $2,600 per head of cattle? $500 for swine. This is the Democrats war on ranchers and meat.
Don’t believe the $3.5 trillion figure propaganda from Democrats and Mainstream Media. According to several studies, including the non-partisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the true cost is nearer to $5.5 trillion. Even liberal The New York Times reported this week that the current bill is “likely to cost well over $3.5 trillion.”
Figuring out the true cost could take some time. The bill, formally known as the Build Back Better Act, weighs in at 2,465 pages and 444,311 words.
This and other atrocities are slowly being revealed as more politicians and voters finally have an opportunity to read it. Here are just some of the items in the spending bill.
🔹Over $7.5 billion for a “Civilian Climate Corps.”
🔹More than $7 billion for upgrading the U.S. Postal Service to electric vehicles.
🔹$5 billion for environmental and “climate justice” block grants.
🔹$1.4 billion in “climate change research.”
🔹$3 billion for a tree-planting program “with a priority for projects that increase tree equity.”
🔹$4 billion for “neighborhood access and equity grants.”
🔹$2.8 billion to increase the capacity of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to give lawful permanent residence to illegal immigrants into the U.S.
🔹$198 million in funding for “school leadership programs” dedicated to school principals for development and training programs. Can you say Critical Race Theory?
🔹$1 billion for an”electric vehicle charging equity program.”
🔹A boost of $78.94 billion over the next 10 years to go to the Internal Revenue Service expand audits and tax enforcement activities. This includes hiring thousands more employees and an additional $410 million for IRS oversight over taxpayers.
🔹$25 million would go to “nonprofit organizations” to develop “anti-discrimination and bias training” for the health care sector, and another $15 million for national resource centers “focused on providing services for older individuals who are underserved due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.”
🔹$300 million to hire more federal government workers to enforce more “environmental reviews.” This includes purchasing new equipment and assets.
🔹$5 million to implement electronic voting systems for union elections. Do I hear “Dominion?”
🔹Union members would each get a new IRS deduction of up to $250 for dues paid to a labor organization,
Observers see this as one of many provisions to pay back unions for their votes. “extracurricular activities” and affairs to support the controversial election of Joe Biden and Democrats in 2020.
Excerpts of Bill Gates speech at TED TALKS in 2010 reveals why he invested billions in vaccines, political takeover, health, energy and environment.
If you gave me only one wish for the next 50 years — I could pick who’s president, I could pick a vaccine, which is something I love, or I could pick that this thing that’s half the cost with no CO2 gets invented — this is the wish I would pick. This is the one with the greatest impact. If we don’t get this wish, the division between the people who think short term and long term will be terrible, between the US and China, between poor countries and rich, and most of all, the lives of those two billion will be far worse.
First, we’ve got population. The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s headed up to about nine billion. Now, if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by, perhaps, 10 or 15 percent. But there, we see an increase of about 1.3.
These breakthroughs, we need to move those at full speed, and we can measure that in terms of companies, pilot projects, regulatory things that have been changed. There’s a lot of great books that have been written about this. The Al Gore book, “Our Choice,” and the David MacKay book, “Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air.” They really go through it and create a framework that this can be discussed broadly, because we need broad backing for this. There’s a lot that has to come together.
Now, we put out a lot of carbon dioxide every year — over 26 billion tons. For each America, it’s about 20 tons. For people in poor countries, it’s less than one ton. It’s an average of about five tons for everyone on the planet. And somehow, we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero. It’s been constantly going up. It’s only various economic changes that have even flattened it at all, so we have to go from rapidly rising to falling, and falling all the way to zero.
CO2 is warming the planet, and the equation on CO2 is actually a very straightforward one. If you sum up the CO2 that gets emitted, that leads to a temperature increase, and that temperature increase leads to some very negative effects: the effects on the weather; perhaps worse, the indirect effects, in that the natural ecosystems can’t adjust to these rapid changes, and so you get ecosystem collapses.
The second factor is the services we use. This encompasses everything: the food we eat, clothing, TV, heating. These are very good things. Getting rid of poverty means providing these services to almost everyone on the planet. And it’s a great thing for this number to go up. In the rich world, perhaps the top one billion, we probably could cut back and use less, but every year, this number, on average, is going to go up, and so, overall, that will more than double the services delivered per person.
Now, efficiency, “E,” the energy for each service — here, finally we have some good news. We have something that’s not going up. Through various inventions and new ways of doing lighting, through different types of cars, different ways of building buildings — there are a lot of services where you can bring the energy for that service down quite substantially. Some individual services even bring it down by 90 percent.
There are other services, like how we make fertilizer, or how we do air transport, where the rooms for improvement are far, far less. And so overall, if we’re optimistic, we may get a reduction of a factor of three to even, perhaps, a factor of six. But for these first three factors now, we’ve gone from 26 billion to, at best, maybe 13 billion tons, and that just won’t cut it.
So let’s look at this fourth factor — this is going to be a key one — and this is the amount of CO2 put out per each unit of energy. So the question is: Can you actually get that to zero? If you burn coal, no. If you burn natural gas, no. Almost every way we make electricity today, except for the emerging renewables and nuclear, puts out CO2. And so, what we’re going to have to do at a global scale, is create a new system. So we need energy miracles.
The last three of the five, I’ve grouped together. These are what people often refer to as the renewable sources. And they actually — although it’s great they don’t require fuel — they have some disadvantages. One is that the density of energy gathered in these technologies is dramatically less than a power plant. This is energy farming, so you’re talking about many square miles, thousands of times more area than you think of as a normal energy plant. Also, these are intermittent sources.
The sun doesn’t shine all day, it doesn’t shine every day, and likewise, the wind doesn’t blow all the time. And so, if you depend on these sources, you have to have some way of getting the energy during those time periods that it’s not available. So we’ve got big cost challenges here. We have transmission challenges; for example, say this energy source is outside your country, you not only need the technology, but you have to deal with the risk of the energy coming from elsewhere.
Under Biden, the price of gas has increased 40%–so far.
Gas prices are bursting through the roof under the Joe Biden presidency, and analysts say they’re only going to get much worse.
After the price of gas clocked in at its most expensive since 2014 prior to the July 4 weekend — at an average of $3.11 a gallon, according to the American Automobile Association — a report from Tuesday indicates a 2-cent increase to $3.13 a gallon.
Since Jan. 1, when the national average gas price was $2.25 per gallon, the price of gasoline has risen 40 percent.