Who are you going to believe, a slick PR firm hired by the mayor or your trustworthy friends on social media? Are you going to make sure your loved ones are safe or risk watching them die a horrible, agonizing death? Can we really be certain the microcystin hasn't mutated and found new hosts on land, including the turf at local high school football stadiums?
The Blade waits until the very last paragraph of this lengthy story to give readers the most jarring remark by Mayor Collins, that directors (he used the plural) of public utilities are "political hacks." He doesn't name names and the editors apparently didn't press him to do so, but it's obvious that Ed Moore, a good and decent man, is being set up as a scapegoat. My guess is that the mayor and the editors are colluding, doing a little set-up work to justify future attacks on selected employees in the water division.
Defend this, conservatives!
On Friday afternoon Kasich released a statement saying he was going to appoint Rick Hodges as Director of the Ohio Department of Health. Hodges, a former lawmaker, currently leads the Ohio Turnpike Commission. Hodges will be replacing Dr. Ted Wymyslo… and that “Dr.” part is kind of important.
According to Ohio Revised Code 121.10:
The director of health shall be either:
(A) A physician holding the degree of doctor of medicine from a medical college approved by the state medical board who, before assuming his duties, has been licensed to practice medicine in the state and who has had experience in pursuing some phase of medical practice;
(B) An individual who has had significant experience in the public health profession.
An Insurance Company Is Suing 200 Illinois Towns For Not Being Better Prepared For Climate Change
Quote from article:
"An insurance company is suing nearly 200 Chicago-area towns for failing to do more to prevent damages it says are linked to climate change, Reuters' Mica Rosenberg reports.
The Canadian 10th Grader Discovers Radioactive Imported Seafood Long After Government Stopped Testing
IF you are still feeding your kids (or yourself) tuna fish, you should probably read this article:
The article is actually more readable at henrymakow.com, but the way Dr. Makow rotates his articles, it may not be there tomorrow.
Renewables and Energy Efficiency in Ohio
Ohio has a rich history of innovation and manufacturing – a history that is interwoven with traditional resources like coal and natural gas. Though these sources of energy have helped to build a strong economy in Ohio in the past, too much of today’s economy – and military operations – depend on a single-source commodity: oil.
To protect our economic and national security, America must diversify and look to clean, homegrown alternatives like wind and solar.
T. Boone Pickens was dropped from the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans as the result of losing millions on wind farm investments. This is the first time since 2005 that his net worth dropped below $1 billion.
What? This can't be. Remember Obama's parade of visits to wind turbine and electric battery factories where he told us that "green energy" was where the action was? Pickens said he "lost his ass in the wind business."
Well, it's funny that a rich man who fell for the green energy malarkey and lost about half of his fortune, now admits that jobs are in oil and gas. It's even more hilarious that most of us commoners who had a clue knew that wind energy was a boondoggle right from the start.
Ahh--remember when "green jobs" were the wave of the future. President Obama crisscrossed the Country talking about the thousands of jobs that were going to be created making wind turbines and electric batteries. Billions of taxpayer dollars were distributed to promote these save-the-environment employment opportunities (please ignore that ABC news reported that 80 percent of the money went to foreign firms).
Northwest Ohio got in on the green jobs bonanza with UT erecting an entire field full of solar panels on the corner of Hill and Parkside and one wind turbine on the Scott Park Campus. These entities produced enough energy to power...well, never mind about that.
It seems that the Obama administration has come to accept what most of us knew from the beginning--"green jobs" were the figments of liberals' imaginations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced that it has eliminated all "measuring green jobs products." According to the BLS website: "This includes the special employer surveys that provide data on the occupations and wages of jobs related to green technologies and practices, as well as career information related to green jobs." Say it ain't so!
3.1 GW Of Fossil Fuel Power Plants To Be Shut Down In Germany — No Longer Competitive
Quote from article:
"RWE has announced in their latest report on their first six months results (press release in German) that they plan to take 3.1 GW of fossil fuel generating capacity off the market.
As this expert explains - BO knows nothing about global warming.
I refuse, btw, to call the topic "climate change", because CC was a disingenous attempt to divert attention from the leftists' original title - GLOBAL WARMING - which was quickly proven to be untrue. So they chose "climate change" to confuse the issue. The issue being, the elitists are on a never-ending quest to pick your pocket. As in:
Danish survey finds neighbours can learn to love wind turbines
A new Danish survey on people living close to wind turbines shows that four out of five people feel there are no downsides to the experience – and 23 % of those surveyed became more positive towards the turbines within one year of installation. In addition, 59% of respondents answered “neither positive nor negative” to the question of whether their attitude changed over one year of living with the turbines in their midst.
Don't let people tell you that Obama doesn't know how to create jobs. As an example, Obama distributed $9 billion in taxpayer dollars to fund solar and wind projects that created 910 "direct" jobs.
Now those anti-Obama slugs might say, "Wow, that's $9.8 million per job created." Well, you teabagging losers--that's not counting the 4,600 "indirect" jobs that were created. Let's see: 910 + 4600 = 5,510 divided into $9 billion--that's only $1.63 million per job. See--if Obama had an additional $100 million he could create another 61 jobs!
‘I don't want presents this year. I want to donate 101 pairs of shoes to kids that don't have shoes!
HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (5/18/12) – For their birthdays, most 6-year-olds want presents and cake. Not 6-year-old Jasmine “Jazzy” Larkins (pictured on far right beside her mother, and older sister Lilly). Jazzy has requested something much different for her 7th birthday this year on June 9th.
For pictures, and the full blog, click on the above link!
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New York Times
February 16, 2012
Wind Turbines and Health Hazards
Quotes from article:
"There is no conclusive evidence so far that wind turbines are responsible for health problems ranging from balance problems to diabetes, an independent panel of health experts reports.
There is no evidence for a set of health effects characterized as “wind turbine syndrome.”