Who do you support for Governor in Pe...
johnny holmes

West Mifflin, PA

#51018 Jul 13, 2013
Here's another source numbnuts,,,,read on son.....

Among all industrial sources of air pollution, none poses greater risks to human health and the environment than coal-fired power plants. Emissions from coalfired power plants contribute to global warming, ozone smog, acid rain, regional haze, and–perhaps most consequential of all from a public health standpoint – fine particle pollution. In 2000 and again in 2004, the Clean Air Task Force commissioned comprehensive studies of health impacts caused by fine particle air pollution from the nation's roughly 500 coal-fired power plants. Each study incorporated the latest scientific findings concerning the link between air pollution and public health, as well as up-to-date emissions information. Both found that emissions from the U.S. power sector cause tens of thousands of premature deaths each year and hundreds of thousands of heart attacks, asthma attacks, emergency room visits, hospital admissions, and lost workdays.

This study provides a new update on the burden of death and disease from coal-based electricity production across the United States. Estimated impacts are based on projected power sector emissions in 2010. As in our 2000 and 2004 reports, Clean Air Task Force commissioned Abt Associates to conduct the analysis for this study. Abt Associates developed estimates of health impacts using a well-established and extensively peer-reviewed methodology that has been approved by both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Science Advisory Board and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). In fact, the same methodology has provided the basis for regulatory impact analyses in the context of recent EPA rulemakings.

Source:

http://www.catf.us/resources/publications/vie...
john holmes

West Mifflin, PA

#51019 Jul 13, 2013
Conservative media have claimed that the Obama administration is waging a "war" on "cheap," "clean" coal that will cause blackouts and massive layoffs. In fact, the Obama administration has simply implemented long overdue and legally required clean air regulations to protect public health without hurting electric reliability or employment, and much of the transition away from coal is due to the rise of cheaper, cleaner natural gas.

FACT: Regulations Were Legally Required And Long Overdue
MYTH: The Obama Administration Has Waged a "War On Coal"
On Fox News, Deneen Borelli said that Obama "has a war on coal, a war on fossil fuels. It's hurting hard-working Americans. It is harming businesses. Our energy prices are going up." [Fox News, Hannity, 5/28/12, via Nexis]
A Washington Times editorial stated "There's no doubt the Obama administration is waging an all-out war on affordable energy," citing the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. It added: "Ending the war on coal is the first step to reviving the U.S. economy." [Washington Times, 8/21/12]
The Weekly Standard's Henry Payne recently wrote that "Obama's EPA has done an end run around the legislative process" to wage a "War on Coal" that has been "devastating to businesses and communities across the eastern coal belt." [The Weekly Standard, 9/24/12]
CRS: Most Major Clean Air Act Rules Began Under The Bush Administration. A Congressional Research Service report explained that many Obama-era pollution rules proposed to enforce the Clean Air Act and other statutes "began development under the Bush Administration":

Source:

http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/09/20/m...
john holmes

West Mifflin, PA

#51020 Jul 13, 2013
MYTH: EPA Regulations Are Causing Large Job Losses
On Fox News, Michelle Fields of the Daily Caller said: "Obama and the EPA, they are basically saying look, we don't care that your way of life is threatened because if they did they would be implementing policies that don't destroy jobs and industries." [Fox News, Hannity, 8/3/12, via Nexis]
Fox Business' Melissa Francis reported "The casualties for the embattled coal industry piling up even higher," before attributing the job losses to EPA regulations and the Obama administration's "war on coal." [Fox Business, MONEY with Melissa Francis, 9/18/12]
In a Weekly Standard column, Henry Payne wrote "perhaps no industry can count job losses the White House is causing like the coal industry." [The Weekly Standard, 9/24/12]
In a Forbes op-ed, the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Marlo Lewis cited an industry-funded study which claimed that the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards and three other EPA regulations "could reduce net employment by an average of 183,000 jobs per year." [Forbes, 6/12/12]
WV Center On Budget And Policy: "U.S. Coal Mining Employment Is Much Higher Today Than It Was Over The Last Decade." An analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics by the nonpartisan West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy found that U.S. coal mining employment is much higher today than it was over the last decade":

While U.S. coal mining employment rose substantially during the first half of the economic recession it lost over 10,000 jobs in 2009 before bouncing back in 2010 and 2011. In May 2012, the industry employed 85,600 compared to 77,200 in December of 2007. However, since the beginning of 2012 the coal mining industry has shed about 1,000 jobs. In spite of these recent jobs losses, U.S. coal mining employment is much higher today than it was over the last decade. In fact, coal mining employment today is higher than at any time between 1999 and 2008.

Source:

http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/09/20/m...
Yeah right

Lehighton, PA

#51021 Jul 14, 2013
Reverend Irreverent wrote:
It's over so let's move on. There are much larger problems in the nation and world at-large and this just doesn't register as more than a paltry distraction to what ultimately matters.
How's that?

Uh, while switching channels this morning, I can tell you that it isn't over. The race baiters - all black by the way - are out in full force. When they stfu it might be on the way to being over. The little fella in the White House is a good example of a race baiter ... and then he'll hide and pretend he said nothing.

What did the little King have to say about the black on black crime in Chicago over the 4th weekend? Answer: Nothing.

How's that?
martin L

West Mifflin, PA

#51024 Jul 14, 2013
Yeah right wrote:
<quoted text>
Uh, while switching channels this morning, I can tell you that it isn't over. The race baiters - all black by the way - are out in full force. When they stfu it might be on the way to being over. The little fella in the White House is a good example of a race baiter ... and then he'll hide and pretend he said nothing.
What did the little King have to say about the black on black crime in Chicago over the 4th weekend? Answer: Nothing.
How's that?
WOW! Another racist......!!
Yeah right

Lehighton, PA

#51025 Jul 14, 2013
martin L wrote:
<quoted text>WOW! Another racist......!!
And you're black, right?
Corbett

West Mifflin, PA

#51027 Jul 14, 2013
Gov. Tom Corbett is dogged by consistently woeful poll numbers.

Larry Sabato, the University of Virginia scholar and political handicapper, rates him the most vulnerable incumbent governor in the nation. The authoritative Rothenberg Political Report last week moved its rating of his seat's 2014 prospects as "tilts Democratic," while the Washington Post opined that the Pennsylvania governor's mansion was No. 1 in the chances of switching parties next year.

His often rocky relations with Republican leaders in the Legislature were demonstrated anew last month, as the lawmakers failed to pass his three most ardently sought initiatives -- liquor privatization, pension reform and a transportation bill. All those woes have attracted a long line of Democratic challengers who are expected to battle each other in a crowded primary in May.

Corbett's sycophantic relationship with the shale "drillers" is a disgrace and is something that future generations will pay for forever - unless, of course, all living beings can somehow do without drinking water. His conservatism seems to be limited to cutting public services. Disgusting...

Out in Westmoreland County the Beaver Run Reservoir is now surrounded by Marcellus Shale Drilling operations. One is on a hilltop overlooking the reservoir less than a 1/2 mile away.
But hey, since they're exempt from the Clean Water Act, it MUST be safe, right? Right?
Oh and uh, the entrances to these sites are guarded by armed guards...
white as rice

West Mifflin, PA

#51028 Jul 14, 2013
Yeah right wrote:
<quoted text>
And you're black, right?
UMMM no, i'm actually white
Yeah right

Lehighton, PA

#51029 Jul 14, 2013
Then you're just a fkn idiot. LOL
DoD Coup

Hazleton, PA

#51032 Jul 14, 2013
Will Obama find Karma for accepting the overthrow of a democratic government in Egypt and have a coup on his hands? Will Trayvon Martin's ghost drop the soap in purgatory? Stay tuned to this forum for more information.
Clearfield Coal Miner

Clearfield, PA

#51033 Jul 14, 2013
liar wrote:
<quoted text>show me facts that support that.
Okay dumbfck. Obama is President and all that happens under his Presidency is his responsibility. He loves to take credit when things are good but when it doesn't he blames someone else.
Clearfield Coal Miner

Clearfield, PA

#51035 Jul 14, 2013
john holmes wrote:
not only does the GOP support arming Egypt,they voted to arm the terrorists......!!!!
Rand Paul: My colleagues just voted to arm allies of al-Qaeda
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Rand Paul: My colleagues just voted to arm allies of al-Qaeda
May. 22, 2013 3:33pm Meredith Jessup
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5716410&nbsp;&nbsp;8Ke ntucky Sen. Rand Paul spoke out against his fellow members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations this week after they voted 15-3 in favor of arming elements of Syrian opposition. According to Foreign Policy, the bipartisan bill “would authorize the shipment of arms and military training to rebels ‘that have gone through a thorough vetting process.’”
Gee, what could go wrong?
“This is an important moment,” Paul announced.“You will be funding, today, the allies of al Qaeda.
http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2013/05/22/rand-...
Lets post the part you left out needledick.

“This is an important moment,” Paul announced.“You will be funding, today, the allies of al Qaeda. It’s an irony you cannot overcome.”
Clearfield Coal Miner

Clearfield, PA

#51036 Jul 14, 2013
johnny holmes wrote:
<quoted text>
Here ya go skippy !
Coal-fired power plants have a dramatic effect on human health and the environment as well as total health care costs (courtesy of EERE)
Everyone’s heard of the carbon footprint of different energy sources, the largest footprint belonging to coal because every kWhr of energy produced emits about 900 grams of CO2. Wind and nuclear have the smallest carbon footprint with only 15 g emitted per kWhr, and that mainly from concrete production, construction, and mining of steel and uranium. Biomass is supposedly carbon neutral as it sucks CO2 out of the atmosphere before it liberates it again later, although production losses are significant depending upon the biomass. Carbon emissions and physical footprints are known as externalities and are those vague someone-has-to-pay-eventually kind of thing it’s hard to put a value on. Proposed carbon footprint taxes are in the range of $15 to $40/ton of CO2 emitted, but assigning a physical footprint cost depends on the region, ecosystem sensitivities and importance. A hundred-acre wetlands to be flooded by a new dam is worth more to the planet than a barren hundred-acre strip under a solar array in the Mojave (P. Bickel and R. Friedrich, 2005).
Coal-fired power plants have a dramatic effect on human health and the environment as well as total health care costs (courtesy of EERE)
But an energy’s deathprint, as it is called, is rarely discussed. The deathprint is the number of people killed by one kind of energy or another per kWhr produced and, like the carbon footprint, coal is the worst and wind and nuclear are the best
For coal, oil and biomass, it is carbon particulates resulting from burning that cause upper respiratory distress, kind of a second-hand black lung. Our lungs just don’t like burnt carbonaceous particulates, whether from coal or wood or manure or pellets or cigarettes. The actual numbers of deaths in China from coal use exceeded 300,000 last year since they have ramped up coal so fast in the last decade and they usually do not install exhaust scrubbers. The impact on their health care system has been significant in not just deaths, but in non-lethal health effects and lost days of work.
Source:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2012/0...
You are one dumkfck....You missed the main point of my posts on this subject.
Reverend Irreverent

Blairsville, PA

#51039 Jul 14, 2013
Yeah right wrote:
<quoted text>
Uh, while switching channels this morning, I can tell you that it isn't over. The race baiters - all black by the way - are out in full force. When they stfu it might be on the way to being over. The little fella in the White House is a good example of a race baiter ... and then he'll hide and pretend he said nothing.
What did the little King have to say about the black on black crime in Chicago over the 4th weekend? Answer: Nothing.
How's that?
He's in the White House for almost 4 more years. I suggest you (and many others) learn to deal with it for the sake of stress and sanity.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#51040 Jul 14, 2013
Yeah right wrote:
<quoted text>
Uh, while switching channels this morning, I can tell you that it isn't over. The race baiters - all black by the way - are out in full force. When they stfu it might be on the way to being over. The little fella in the White House is a good example of a race baiter ... and then he'll hide and pretend he said nothing.
What did the little King have to say about the black on black crime in Chicago over the 4th weekend? Answer: Nothing.
How's that?
Race baiting? LOL!

I don't believe you know the meaning of the term you keep using.

LOL!

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#51041 Jul 14, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
EPA regs shutter two more coal plants
07/09/2013
High costs associated with stricter federal environmental regulations and increased competition from low-priced natural gas have shut down two coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania....
These two Pennsylvania plants add to the already 15,000 megawatts of coal-fired power that have been taken offline since President Barack Obama came into office in 2009. Most of that reduction in energy availability has come through tougher environmental regulations and cheap natural gas.
The Obama administration recently came under fire from industry and Republicans for targeting the coal industry with a slew of new regulations aimed at curbing U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, which environmentalists say contribute to global warming.
“[Obama] is personally responsible for the loss of thousands of jobs. He obviously does not have much interest in states like Kentucky, Tennessee and Wyoming, where the coal industry is so vitally important and we are losing jobs dramatically,” said Kentucky Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield.
http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/09/epa-regs-sh...
You post this like it's a BAD thing.

LOL!

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#51043 Jul 14, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Shuster: Two more casualties in the 'War on Coal'
July 10, 2013
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, said the impact of two Pennsylvania coal-fired power plant closures reaches beyond the coal industry — it impacts anyone who pays electric bills.
FirstEnergy, the Akron, Ohio-based parent company of West Penn Power, announced Tuesday that it plans to close Hatfield's Ferry Power Station in Masontown and Mitchell Power Station in Courtney by Oct. 9.
The closures are due to tightening Environmental Protection air quality standards.
http://www.dailyamerican.com/news/somerset/da...
Adapt or die. Coal is a relic of the past.

Any suffering as a result of its slow decline due to market forces comes directly from the policy decisions of Republicans who deny science and perpetuate obsolete, destructive technologies.

Want to blame someone for suffering in coal country? Take a look in the mirror, son.

LOL!

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#51044 Jul 14, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Why is the U.S. arming Egyptian terrorists?
June 29, 2013
The Obama administration should stop sending taxpayer dollars to nations that embrace Islamic terrorism — nations that behave like adversaries, not allies.
Case in point: Egypt and the radical Muslim Brotherhood. The Obama administration recently agreed to spend an additional $250 million in taxpayer money to send weapons to this increasingly unstable nation.
That's in addition to the more than $1 billion annual taxpayer giveaway to Egypt. The United States is putting highly sophisticated tanks and warplanes in the hands of terrorists — terrorists who are hostile to America and to our longtime ally, Israel.
http://triblive.com/opinion/featuredcommentar...
Sooo predictable and true to form. The wingnuts - being the true reactionaries they are - their blind hatred of Obama causes them to attack him for anything he does, even when he implements policies THEY demanded of him.

Here's the only principle the right has left - blindly attack anything the President says or does. Obama implements the policy Republicans have been demanding and suddenly it's the most horrible thing the wingnuts have ever heard of.

Honestly - could you be MORE of a mindless wingnut drone? LMAO!

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#51046 Jul 14, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Will Obamacare take bite out of dental coverage?
Dental health may suffer after law’s rollout, experts say
July 13, 2013
The Affordable Care Act has no teeth. That is not to say enforcement won’t be strict—by all accounts, it will.
No, the law literally has no teeth. Dental coverage was all but ignored in the sweeping health-care overhaul.
So while more Americans will likely gain access to medical care when the law goes into effect next year, the number that can afford a visit to the dentist for a filling, root canal or checkup may actually decrease, industry officials say.
The health reform law requires consumers to buy a health plan that covers everything from seeing a psychologist to the full cost of breast pumps—but there are no such mandates for dental coverage, or requirements that insurers pay for the care of most Americans’ pearly whites.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/will-obamaca...
So let me get this straight. Now you're bitching because the ACA doesn't cover MORE services?

LMAO! I love it when the wingnuts PROVE they have absolutely no integrity. They stand for NOTHING. Nothing except for their blind, visceral hatred of the President.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#51047 Jul 14, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Why Underemployment May Be Worse Than It Looks
Monday, 8 Jul 2013
The level of underemployed workers looks bad on its face but even worse when it's not the government doing the counting.
When the Labor Department released its monthly nonfarm jobs report Friday, it was all sunshine and roses except for one glaring weakness: A big jump in the underemployment rate that includes those who have quit working as well as those who have had to take part-time jobs even though they'd rather work full-time.
That rate, which economists call the U-6, jumped from 13.8 percent in May to 14.3 percent in June—a 3.6 percent increase and indicative that the 195,000 new jobs created in the month weren't exactly of the highest caliber.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/100870095
Really? This old trope?

The U6 is ALWAYS higher than the official unemployment rate, you uninformed nitwit. And under Obama's leadership, it has declined FASTER than the official unemployment rate.

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