Framing the Dialogue

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Obama In His Own Words – War On Coal

“What I’ve said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else’s out there.  I was the first to call for a 100 percent auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter.  That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.  So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”

The Enemy Within

“Listen to me. We’ve traced the call… it’s coming from inside the house”

when a stranger callsI don’t know if you saw the suspense movie, When A Stranger Calls, but when the police made this call to the young lady in the house, chills went up my spine.  The stalker was actually inside the house where everybody assumed that she was safe.  Where we all think we are safe.

As I watched the recent presidential campaign many things struck me as odd, but one in particular.  Barack Obama enjoyed the support of the United Mine Workers Union.  That in itself is not a big surprise as he had the support of every union as Democrat politicians usually have.  The interesting part was when you factored in Obama’s comments regarding the future of coal: