The Federal Government Under the Obama Administration

There will never be a saint or prophet elected to the office of the President of the United States. Every president and his administration has had their fair share of secrets and scandals. But that said, I’ve never seen so many scandals surrounding one term of one president. Under the Obama Administration the following has occurred.

  • The highest levels of the Department of Justice allow guns to cross into Mexico.
  • The military uses drone strikes to execute American citizens without due process.
  • The General Services Administration spends nearly $1 million dollars for a retreat in Las Vegas.
  • The Secret Service and the State Department are implicated in a hooker scandal in Colombian and Brazil.

You have to believe that all of the above are not an isolated cases and that it is just the tip of a political iceberg.

Climate Engineering and Troll Propaganda

I recently saw a comic by Joel Pett that made me realize that the climate change debate is more about money, marketing, and control that it is about the climate. The comic depicted a lecture on climate where the presenter (possibly Al Gore) had a slide with a few bullets; Energy Independence, Preserve Rain forests, Sustainability, Green Jobs, Livable Cities, Healthy Children, etc, etc. At the same time, a guy in the back of the lecture hall says, “What if it’s a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?”

Climate Summit by Joel Pett

Climate Summit by Joel Pett

So what’s wrong with the above comic? It’s troll propaganda. Most people have have issues with how the current climate change debate is framed are not concern about creating a better world for nothing. I believe the better question is “What if it’s a big hoax and we create a better world for whom and for how much?” I also have issues with the bullet points in the slide. I would have changed them to Carbon Cap, Consumption Tax, CRV Fee, Force Relocation, etc, etc.

Take green jobs for example. It’s been recently reported that a $500 million green job program run by the government has been mostly a failure, with only about 15% of participants landing jobs. Another half a billion dollar failure in the green job sector has been Solyndra. After receiving over $500 million loan from the federal government Solyndra still went bankrupt.

Climate change is normal planetary and geological evolution, just like continental drift, but certainly pollution and high emissions don’t have not helped to maintain the climate at which humans prefer. But having lived through the financial mismanagement in part both by the government and the financial institutions that are paid to manage financial risk, I can assure that any effort or agreement on climate change will not benefit the people.