Welcome, America, to Obamaville

During the coming little ice age, which is evidenced abundantly by solar conditions matching closely those of the Maunder Minimum, living in Obamaville will not be quite as much fun as it is today.

Development of energy resources has been sabotaged by The One, complicating greatly the human impact of normal, almost regular solar-induced climate cycles. Energy supply was already highly inelastic, meaning it cannot increase easily with demand. Thanks to The One, energy supplies will not increase at all. Increased energy supply to farm or process or transport food? Forget about it, says Obama. The forests will burn all too quickly when Obamaville residents get cold.

Millions of Americans agree with Obama that Obamaville life is an improvement over Free Enterprise.

Some will survive to forget that belief. Obama doesn’t give out bogus, nothing-down, subprime, no income check mortgage loans to everyone, does he? He is actually quite selective in this process. To whom will Obama deign to parcel out energy credits? Do you have what it takes?

Schwarzenegger Opens ‘Obamaville’ for Homeless

Thursday, March 26, 2009 10:53 AM

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, reacting to a nationally famous make-shift tent city for the homeless spouting up in Sacramento, is ordering that it be shut down and its residents transferred to the state fairgrounds.

The tent city, which has long existed along the banks of the America River, gained national attention last month when some of its recently homeless residents were featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

But it is only one of dozens, perhaps hundreds, which are now being erected around the country, according to The New York Times. Shanty towns and tent cities are not only popping up in large urban areas, according to the paper, but also in smaller towns.

“While encampments and street living have always been a part of the landscape in big cities like Los Angeles and New York, these new tent cities have taken root — or grown from smaller enclaves of the homeless as more people lose jobs and housing — in such disparate places as Nashville, Olympia, Wash., and St. Petersburg, Fla.,” the Times reports

The state facility known as Cal-Expo in California’s state capital, Sacramento, will be used for three months to serve an estimated 125 people, some of them displaced by the economic recession, according to Bloomberg News. The Sacramento city council also voted unanimously on a $1 million homeless program to provide 150 additional beds, including 50 new beds at the winter shelter run by the Volunteers of America, the Sacramento Bee reports. That brings the total there to 204. The newspaper says the shelter will be allowed to stay open until July, three months longer than normal.

California’s unemployment rate, among the highest in the nation, stands at 10.5 now and is likely to grow. Home to 1 out of every 8 Americans, the state has been particularly hard hit by the subprime mortgage crisis. California has one of the highest rates of foreclosure, and home prices have dropped 41 percent.

“Together with the local government and volunteers, we are taking a first step to ensure the people living in tent city have a safe place to stay, with fresh water, healthy conditions and access to the services they need,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement. “And I am committed to working… to find a permanent solution for those living in tent city.”

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Obama Youth Corps Smashes Through Congress

Like Hitler’s finest Panzer divisions, the Obama Youth Corps has smashed through at least the House, easily destroying the enemies of The One it encountered there.

House acolytes of The One and his mandatory youth service program also approved spending for a distinctive new Obama Youth Corps uniform.

Obama Youth Corps, Prepare!

H/T: Gateway Pundit House Passes Hitler Youth Bill

House Passes Mandatory National Service Bill

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, March 19, 2009

The House passed a bill yesterday which includes disturbing language indicating young people will be forced to undertake mandatory national service programs as fears about President Barack Obama’s promised “civilian national security force” intensify.

The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, known as the GIVE Act, was passed yesterday by a 321-105 margin and now goes to the Senate.

Under section 6104 of the bill, entitled “Duties,” in subsection B6, the legislation states that a commission will be set up to investigate, “Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.”

Section 120 of the bill also discusses the “Youth Engagement Zone Program” and states that “service learning” will be “a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency.”

“The legislation, slated to cost $6 billion over five years, would create 175,000 “new service opportunities” under AmeriCorps, bringing the number of participants in the national volunteer program to 250,000. It would also create additional “corps” to expand the reach of volunteerism into new sectors, including a Clean Energy Corps, Education Corps, Healthy Futures Corps and Veterans Service Corps, and it expands the National Civilian Community Corps to focus on additional areas like disaster relief and energy conservation,” reports Fox News.

The Senate is also considering a similar piece of legislation known as the “Serve America Act,” which also includes language about “Youth Engagement Zones”.

Fears about Obama’s plans to create involuntary servitude were first stoked in July 2008, when Obama told a rally in Colorado Springs, “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.”

Despite denials that Obama plans to institute a mandatory program of national service, his original change.gov website stated that Americans would be “required” to complete “50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year”. The text was only later changed to state that Americans would be “encouraged” to undertake such programs.

In addition, Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, publicly stated his intention to help create “universal civil defense training” in 2006.

Rahm Emanuel describes the HitlerObama Youth Corps in enthusiastic detail. Apparently it is a very serious defense organization not associated with the current military. The Obama Youth Corps will counterbalance that failed degenerate US Military apparatus which is known by the Obama church administration to be manipulated by greedy capitalists.

Surprising BAD NEWS on Wind Turbines

Who would’ve thunk it. Wind turbines are rated to deliver 370% more energy than they actually deliver by the capitalists selling them to government.

What, you say? We are letting greedy and corrupt CAPITALISTS sell vastly overrated wind turbines to hopeless helpless, innocent, naive government officials?

It turns out that the money government officials (bureaucrat or politician) spend was not, nor is, theirs to start with. Perhaps they would be more careful if it was. Perhaps they would ask about the actual performance of their magical wind turbines. Seriously, government officials are not naive, and actually come out on top in this transaction (leaving who as the loser?)

Here is an interesting, large scale, and significant empirical study of wind turbine performance from the Charleston Gazette, courtesy of Don Surber, Blowing down the wind power arguments:

The Charleston Gazette

March 1, 2009
Arthur Hooton

. . . Wind turbines are inefficient. They produce energy intermittently. The industrial wind facility in Tucker County operated at 27 percent of its rated capacity in the last year that records were available. Worse yet, the constantly fluctuating energy entering the transmission lines must be balanced by an alternate, dispatchable energy source, such as gas-fired generators running in standby mode. As a consequence, the more we rely on intermittent generators to supply electricity, the more balancing capacity we need, reaching a point where the added units, be they gas or coal, will be like tugboats tied to docks, engines idling, waiting for calls to rescue the suddenly becalmed, wind-powered sailing freighters the government has required. The supposed carbon savings from using sailing vessels would be severely compromised by the need for all that engine-idling.

A 27 percent average annual output of energy by wind turbines is dismal, but there’s more bad news. The PJM grid operators forecast their power needs day to day, week to week, and month to month. They assign a credit capacity factor to the various generators on line, based on past performance.

Good thing you have plenty of cash handy right now so that government can save you from global warming, which warming has been reported by government.

Enjoy your wind turbines!

It remains a puzzle why humans would dig up coal when wind has been available at no charge and without digging for centuries.