An American Warning From Greece and Spain

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

A decade ago, Spain was a basket case. It had built up massive debt, and it was falling into a Depression. Today, Greece is in a similar situation, although the details are different.

A good part (certainly not most) of the travails of both countries can be traced the stupidity of the Green environmental agenda.

In Spain, it was the lure of profits from Carbon Credits which led to their difficulty. There was supposed to be an efficiently running market for these Carbon Credits, and Spain hoped to generate tons of these credits which could be worth Billions!

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Divestment Ethics and Realities

Guest essay by Paul Driessen – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com

College students who support divestment of fossil fuel stocks are passionate about their cause. Just look at their word choices. Though they could never function even one week without hydrocarbon energy, they call fossil-fuel companies “rogue entities,” assert that oil, coal and natural gas interests have the “political process in shackles,” and believe most of the world’s known fossil fuel resources must “stay in the ground” to avoid “catastrophic global warming.” It’s a shortsighted view of energy ethics and corruption.

Their over-heated hysteria over climate change is fanned by groups like 350.org and college professors who rehash doom-and-gloom forecasts about rising seas, dying species and other cataclysms that they insist can be remedied only by terminating fossil fuel use and investments in fossil fuel companies.

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Cargo Cult US Policy

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

Melanesia includes island countries like Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea. During World War II and other colonization eras, there developed what is called the Cargo Cult.

One main idea of the Cargo Cult was that it was the building of runways for airplanes which brought all the planes, which brought all the riches from the outside world. They believed that the cause of the planes coming was the existence of the landing strips.

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Mini-Milestone – 100th Post

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

This is the 100th post to US-Issues.com. Most of the posts are original, plus about 10 reblogged posts. I’ve been active for about two months and have gained a small, but respectable size, following with about 1150 page views so far.

Comments have been received, although interestingly, most of these come through my personal (Bob Shapiro) Facebook page. So far, there have been no flames (Thanks!), and several back and forth comments.

Action Item

One feature that is included on the web site, is a listing of all the “Action Items” that I’ve called for, including a few US Constitutional Amendments, a few Congressional Rules changes, and a lot of new laws. These Action Items have dealt with reducing the size of our federal government:

  • Balance the Budget & Repay the National Debt
  • A Dollar Cap on Federal Spending
  • Eliminating Agencies like EPA, FDA, & the FED
  • Bill Max Length (50 pages) & Legislator MUST know what’s in the Bill in order to vote yes
  • Phase out various Entitlement Programs like Food Stamps, Medicare, ObamaCare, & Social Security
  • Stop Debasing the Dollar & Return to Silver and/or Gold Standard
  • Deregulate industries like Food, Drugs, Airline, & Energy
  • Stop Green Anti-Energy Programs like ending subsidies on Wind & Solar, prohibitions on fossil fuels, and CO2 CAGW Nonsense
  • Oversee & Correct Statistical Standards like CPI Manipulations
  • Stop Bailouts & Bail Ins allowing Too Big To Fail businesses to go into bankruptcy if they’re broke & incompetent

Issues

I’ve dealt with a broad range of issues, sticking mostly to our Tag Line, “Political Issues of Economic Importance.” I’ll try to keep giving you more good, thoughtful pieces that you’ll be happy to read.

Thank you for reading my Blog!