about time

London, KY

#280 Jul 29, 2014
VA Bill wrote:
The 97-0 Senate vote to confirm McDonald comes as Congress appears poised to approve a $17 billion compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care. The bill is intended help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them, and make it easier to fire senior executives at the agency.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said it was important that Congress act on the reform bill as quickly as possible to give McDonald and his team "the resources they need to ensure American veterans are getting the care we've promised them."
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said McDonald "has a tough job ahead of him," but said that if he "is willing to work in a collaborative and open manner with Congress," Republicans will help McDonald fix the VA.
President Barack Obama applauded McDonald's confirmation.
About time it happened. I guess the republicans felt the heat on them from vets, what with the elections coming up.

But last Feb it was a different story.

(Reuters)- U.S. Senate Republicans blocked legislation on Thursday that would have expanded federal healthcare and education programs for veterans, saying the $24 billion bill would bust the budget.

Even though the legislation cleared a procedural vote on Tuesday by a 99-0 vote, the measure quickly got bogged down in partisan fighting.

Supporters said the measure would have brought the most significant changes in decades to U.S. veterans' programs. For example, it called for 27 new medical facilities to help a healthcare system that is strained by veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

With Democrats pressing for passage this week, Senate Republicans, backed by their leader, MITCH MCCONNELL, attempted to attach controversial legislation calling for possible new sanctions on Iran.

"The issue of Iran sanctions ... has nothing to do with the needs of veterans," complained Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernard Sanders of Vermont, the main sponsor of the bill.

Republicans also raised budget concerns, forcing another key procedural vote that ended up killing the bill. By a vote of 56-41, the Senate failed to waive budget rules that would have allowed the bill to proceed. Sixty votes were needed and 41 of the chamber's 45 Republicans voted against the waiver.
hahahahaha hahahahahaha

Williamsburg, KY

#281 Jul 29, 2014
Oahu will become the first place in the United States where electricity generated by ocean waves is connected to a power grid, the Honolulu Star Advertister reports.

In September, private firm Northwest Energy Innovations, with backing from the Navy and the University of Hawaii, will start testing a prototype device in waters offshore from Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay, the paper reports.

The device could potentially generate up to 20 kilowatts from the wave energy, enough for power to several homes.

"It's a relatively small ... but important step" in the nascent wave energy industry, Patrick Cross, senior project specialist at UH-Manoa's Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, told the Star Advertiser
truth

London, KY

#282 Jul 29, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell met personally with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy today during a meeting with Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee. During the meeting, Senator McConnell pressed her regarding the EPA’s latest round of regulations and its impact on Kentucky farmers, small businesses, coal miners and families. The Republican members on the committee called the meeting to discuss EPA’s proposed Water of the United States (WOTUS) regulations, which would expand federal authority over waterways across the country.

“This proposed rule by the Obama Administration would have a devastating impact on Kentucky’s farmers, coal industry, landowners, and other small businesses; it would have a harmful effect on jobs,” Senator McConnell said.“I have heard from Kentuckians across the state on this issue. All are concerned this is another power-grab by the EPA to essentially regulate every ditch and pothole in our state.”

Senator McConnell also used the meeting to press Administrator McCarthy on the War on Kentucky Coal Jobs and how the EPA refuses to hold a hearing near coal country. Last month, the Senator invited McCarthy to hold a hearing in eastern Kentucky. The EPA is holding four public hearings on the proposed regulations and, once again, eastern Kentucky was left off the list.

Senator McConnell stated,“You know what you are doing to my home state with your carbon emissions regulations. There are no nearby hearings and Kentuckians feel as though you have no intentions of hearing from them. They tell me how angry they are, angry that you have made up your mind without listening to their concerns.”

McCarthy made clear that she still intends to proceed with the regulations despite her failure to hear from Kentuckians in the state.
EKy

Williamsburg, KY

#284 Jul 29, 2014
truth wrote:
WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell met personally with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy today during a meeting with Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee. During the meeting, Senator McConnell pressed her regarding the EPA’s latest round of regulations and its impact on Kentucky farmers, small businesses, coal miners and families. The Republican members on the committee called the meeting to discuss EPA’s proposed Water of the United States (WOTUS) regulations, which would expand federal authority over waterways across the country.
“This proposed rule by the Obama Administration would have a devastating impact on Kentucky’s farmers, coal industry, landowners, and other small businesses; it would have a harmful effect on jobs,” Senator McConnell said.“I have heard from Kentuckians across the state on this issue. All are concerned this is another power-grab by the EPA to essentially regulate every ditch and pothole in our state.”
Senator McConnell also used the meeting to press Administrator McCarthy on the War on Kentucky Coal Jobs and how the EPA refuses to hold a hearing near coal country. Last month, the Senator invited McCarthy to hold a hearing in eastern Kentucky. The EPA is holding four public hearings on the proposed regulations and, once again, eastern Kentucky was left off the list.
Senator McConnell stated,“You know what you are doing to my home state with your carbon emissions regulations. There are no nearby hearings and Kentuckians feel as though you have no intentions of hearing from them. They tell me how angry they are, angry that you have made up your mind without listening to their concerns.”
McCarthy made clear that she still intends to proceed with the regulations despite her failure to hear from Kentuckians in the state.
He meant mudhole.
coal is dying

London, KY

#285 Jul 29, 2014
Massive Solar Downdraft Tower Proposed in Arizona

http://www.iymc.org/earthcare/blog/renewable-...

A typical coal burning plant generates 500 to 750 megawatts.

"The company says “the Tower’s potential hourly yield would be 600 megawatt hours,” 100 of which will be used to provide energy to the tower. The remaining energy would then be sold to the power grid."

“The Solar Wind Downdraft Tower has the capability of being operated with virtually no carbon footprint, fuel consumption, or waste production. The technology will generate clean, cost effective and efficient electrical power without the damaging effects caused by using fossil or nuclear fuels, and other known alternative power sources.”
Billy

London, KY

#286 Jul 30, 2014
hahahahaha hahahahahaha wrote:
Oahu will become the first place in the United States where electricity generated by ocean waves is connected to a power grid, the Honolulu Star Advertister reports.
In September, private firm Northwest Energy Innovations, with backing from the Navy and the University of Hawaii, will start testing a prototype device in waters offshore from Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay, the paper reports.
The device could potentially generate up to 20 kilowatts from the wave energy, enough for power to several homes.
"It's a relatively small ... but important step" in the nascent wave energy industry, Patrick Cross, senior project specialist at UH-Manoa's Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, told the Star Advertiser
Yeah that ideal has been around since the 1950's

If it works it will be a cheap power source,,, The Hydro Electric Dams we have built are really a big power source

But even if the technology works there will have to be an environmental impact study done on the project and since there are thousands of different species living in the depths of the ocean the study and lawsuits that will follow from the Animal Rights Activist could take 25 or 30 years to decide

So unless your really young,,, i doubt if you will live to see the Wave Technology producing any electric in your lifetime

,

Since: Sep 09

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#287 Jul 30, 2014
On this link scroll down to 'United States Of America'. Here's a list of gas power plants in America. Check out the length of it. I started to count them but gave up.

That's only gas power-plants. It doesn't include hydroelectric, nuclear, wind, or other non-coal plants.

Combined with competition from cheaper coal being mined out west, and a lot of the other uses of coal (non-power related) being replaced by new technology, no wonder the coal industry is having bad problems. After seeing the length of the list on the below link I'm kinda surprised coal isn't already dead. But one thing is certain ..... coal is not 'ever' going to be as it once was.

http://globalenergyobservatory.org/list.php...
Black Gold

Williamsburg, KY

#289 Jul 30, 2014
___Jenny___ wrote:
On this link scroll down to 'United States Of America'. Here's a list of gas power plants in America. Check out the length of it. I started to count them but gave up.
That's only gas power-plants. It doesn't include hydroelectric, nuclear, wind, or other non-coal plants.
Combined with competition from cheaper coal being mined out west, and a lot of the other uses of coal (non-power related) being replaced by new technology, no wonder the coal industry is having bad problems. After seeing the length of the list on the below link I'm kinda surprised coal isn't already dead. But one thing is certain ..... coal is not 'ever' going to be as it once was.
http://globalenergyobservatory.org/list.php...
India needs coal, and a lot of it.

http://firstbiz.firstpost.com/economy/message...
I see

Somerset, KY

#290 Jul 30, 2014
___Jenny___ wrote:
On this link scroll down to 'United States Of America'. Here's a list of gas power plants in America. Check out the length of it. I started to count them but gave up.
That's only gas power-plants. It doesn't include hydroelectric, nuclear, wind, or other non-coal plants.
Combined with competition from cheaper coal being mined out west, and a lot of the other uses of coal (non-power related) being replaced by new technology, no wonder the coal industry is having bad problems. After seeing the length of the list on the below link I'm kinda surprised coal isn't already dead. But one thing is certain ..... coal is not 'ever' going to be as it once was.
http://globalenergyobservatory.org/list.php...
I quit counting them before I got out of the A's. The coal days are over. The days of gas is here.
I see

Somerset, KY

#291 Jul 30, 2014
By A's I 'm talking about US States starting with A.
Billy

Somerset, KY

#292 Jul 30, 2014
___Jenny___ wrote:
On this link scroll down to 'United States Of America'. Here's a list of gas power plants in America. Check out the length of it. I started to count them but gave up.
That's only gas power-plants. It doesn't include hydroelectric, nuclear, wind, or other non-coal plants.
Combined with competition from cheaper coal being mined out west, and a lot of the other uses of coal (non-power related) being replaced by new technology, no wonder the coal industry is having bad problems. After seeing the length of the list on the below link I'm kinda surprised coal isn't already dead. But one thing is certain ..... coal is not 'ever' going to be as it once was.
http://globalenergyobservatory.org/list.php...
You seem Really intent on destroying whats left of the Coal industry and the 73,000 Ky Jobs that are going to be lost when mining ceases to exist

I think i'll start a New Post on how the Greens are Destroying the Amazon and Indian Forest,,,

Think I should include the American Jobs that's being lost because of Stupidity ??

132 species of plants and animals in India listed as critically endangered

And the Politics of the Greens in the United States has been a major factor in helping to destroy their habitat

The Greens thing they are Oh So smart,,,,, Fact of the matter is they can't see the Forest for the Trees ,,,, so they are responsible for it being Cut down ,,, then they might be able to see



Get Real

Somerset, KY

#293 Jul 31, 2014
Billy wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem Really intent on destroying whats left of the Coal industry and the 73,000 Ky Jobs that are going to be lost when mining ceases to exist
I think i'll start a New Post on how the Greens are Destroying the Amazon and Indian Forest,,,
Think I should include the American Jobs that's being lost because of Stupidity ??
132 species of plants and animals in India listed as critically endangered
And the Politics of the Greens in the United States has been a major factor in helping to destroy their habitat
The Greens thing they are Oh So smart,,,,, Fact of the matter is they can't see the Forest for the Trees ,,,, so they are responsible for it being Cut down ,,, then they might be able to see
What she's saying is true. She's giving a warning Ky better get it's head out of the sand. Coal is being substituted by other things. Coal electric plants are retooling with gas. Pretending it isn't happening is hurting Ky.
Billy

London, KY

#294 Jul 31, 2014
Get Real wrote:
<quoted text>
What she's saying is true. She's giving a warning Ky better get it's head out of the sand. Coal is being substituted by other things. Coal electric plants are retooling with gas. Pretending it isn't happening is hurting Ky.
She isn't giving a warning ,,,, you think people don't know coal is having a hard time ??

People really don't need a warning ,,,, They have talked to their neighbors thats out of jobs and can't pay their house payments ,,, so i think people know

If gas is that much more Superior to coal then whats the problem ??,,,, Coal will die out ,
But just let it die a Natural death

So she isn't giving no one a warning,,,, She is up on her leftist soapbox trying to kill more jobs in Kentucky

And in case you haven't heard we do have a problem with having enough jobs go around

Ky is proably in the worst financial shape since the 1930's ,,, but got a job thats on the leftist hit list ,,, Kill it ,,, lol

I wonder if the leftist have any ideals to create some new jobs for us,,,???

No Wonder China is doing so much better than we are ,,, They are smarter than us

.
Billy

Somerset, KY

#295 Jul 31, 2014
Going to be Paying More for Electric ????

http://www.politico.com/sponsor-content/2014/...
Independent

Somerset, KY

#296 Jul 31, 2014
Billy wrote:
<quoted text>
She isn't giving a warning ,,,, you think people don't know coal is having a hard time ??
People really don't need a warning ,,,, They have talked to their neighbors thats out of jobs and can't pay their house payments ,,, so i think people know
If gas is that much more Superior to coal then whats the problem ??,,,, Coal will die out ,
But just let it die a Natural death
So she isn't giving no one a warning,,,, She is up on her leftist soapbox trying to kill more jobs in Kentucky
And in case you haven't heard we do have a problem with having enough jobs go around
Ky is proably in the worst financial shape since the 1930's ,,, but got a job thats on the leftist hit list ,,, Kill it ,,, lol
I wonder if the leftist have any ideals to create some new jobs for us,,,???
No Wonder China is doing so much better than we are ,,, They are smarter than us
.
Looks to me you aren't letting it die a natural death. If saying the mountains need to bring in other jobs is killing jobs I don't see how. We do need other jobs. Coal jobs are fading out.
Billy

Somerset, KY

#297 Jul 31, 2014
Jobs was my point ,,,,,

Coal just isn't fading out,,,, its being strangled to death

but I guess its all in how people look at it
Disney

London, KY

#298 Jul 31, 2014
Coal mining has been one of the greatest crimes against humanity.
Ditch McConnell

Somerset, KY

#299 Jul 31, 2014
Billy wrote:
Jobs was my point ,,,,,
Coal just isn't fading out,,,, its being strangled to death
but I guess its all in how people look at it
It's been happening for decades.
Ditch McConnell

Somerset, KY

#300 Jul 31, 2014
Hello.

My name's Ditch McConnell. And I'm running for Senator.

On the issue of coal. Eighty-seven percent of my campaign funds comes from out of state. So unless you are a donor writing those big checks to me I couldn't care less about you.

So I'm for Kentucky sitting on it's heels doing nothing rather than prepare other jobs to make up for the ones lost due to natural gas. My donors are coal corporations and associations, not from gas or people like you. I haven't done anything in the past and I don't intend to now. That doesn't bring me those large checks.

But in my speeches this spring I fully intend to tell you all the things concerning coal that I have no intention of doing. That brings me votes. And as a candidate for Senator I love gullible voters who never look at my past record of nothingness.

Remember, I'm Ditch McConnell. Vote for me.
truth

London, KY

#301 Jul 31, 2014
Ditch McConnell wrote:
Hello.
My name's Ditch McConnell. And I'm running for Senator.
On the issue of coal. Eighty-seven percent of my campaign funds comes from out of state.
Grimes' campaign funds come from places like California and Martha's Vineyard. Those were two of her first campaigns. Lawyers, Lobbyists, Unions, bankers and Big business give her a lot of money.

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