Posted by Liberty on April 26, 2009
“The most insidious part of the Earth Day movement is how it has fully infiltrated our schools. They are successfully scaring the pants off our kids.
So much so that a new Opinion Research poll of America’s preteens shows that one in three children fears an Earth apocalypse. An astonishing 75 percent of black children and 65 percent of Hispanic children believe the planet will be irrevocably changed by the time they’re adults.
What does that tell you? There are larger concentrations of minorities in the cities. There’s also a larger concentration of liberals pushing this apocalyptic garbage in the cities.
They are brainwashing our kids into losing sleep over a myth. Almost 60 percent of metropolitan area kids as a whole feel we’re doomed while 47 percent of suburban kids have such fears.”
I found this column by Phil Valentine pretty interesting. I wish more people [like those clowns in Congress] would accept the fact that arctic ice is actually increasing.
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Posted by Liberty on April 9, 2009
“Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.”
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Posted by Liberty on April 8, 2009
Orbusmax had this one up today.
This article comes to us courtesy of WorldNet Daily. Apparently the results aren’t really in line with the MSNBC agenda so they’re not making a big deal of it. I searched for it using the search box at the top of the MSNBC home page and didn’t find it. When I searched on Google (which, incidentally, significantly increased my carbon footprint) several blog posts came up first but I actually did find the MSNBC poll page. If you’d like to vote, click here.
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Posted by Liberty on April 8, 2009
I heard an interview with Todd Myers [Director of WPC’s Center for the Environment] on the radio the other afternoon. He’s been conducting an investigation into the efficacy of Washington State’s “green schools” mandate and has concluded that supporters of the mandate have made exaggerated the cost savings of green schools.
“Lawmakers passed the mandate for one-size-fits-all “green” government building construction standards in 2005 based on numerous promises, including that it would reduce energy costs for state buildings and increase test scores. WPC looked at the data and discovered the top-down mandate has failed to live up to its proponents’ promises and in some cases is actually using more energy and costing more than non-green buildings. After reviewing WPC’s research, KING 5’s Susannah Frame decided to investigate school district claims, resulting in at least one official confirming there are no actual cost savings from these mandates.”
And a link to the KING 5 story:
There’s video of the report available at that link as well.
“It [Gray Middle School, Tacoma] has impressive environmentally friendly features everywhere you look. Some of them include banks of windows for lots of natural light, recycled beams from an old high school, rubber flooring that doesn’t require chemicals, drought tolerant landscaping, and a filtration system that circulates fresh air all day long.”
There’s a video on the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s website that promotes the benefits of these green schools. In the video, the SPI and Department of Ecology claim that in exchange for an approximate 2% increase in design and building cost, green schools cost 10-15% less in operating costs. Kudos to Susannah Frame at KING 5 and Todd Myers at WPC for digging for the truth on this one.
“Large districts in the state tell us it’s [green school construction] between 3 and 7 percent more expensive. That adds up.
Half a billion dollars will be spent on school construction in the state this year.
If green mandates cost 5 percent more, that’s $25,000,000 additional dollars. All that money comes from local school district tax dollars.
After the first year, the legislature pulled all funding for the green schools mandate.”
That last sentence made me wonder: if the very people [the Legislature] who imposed this green school mandate don’t believe in it enough to fund it, why is it still in effect?
Posted in Environlunacy, Liberalism, Washington State | Tagged: Green school, Green school claims oversold, KING 5, Washington Policy Center, Washington State | Leave a Comment »