Archive for July, 2007

DuPont Settles on SO2

Posted in The Environment on July 21st, 2007

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a settlement with E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. that is expected to reduce more than 13,000 tons of harmful emissions annually from four sulfuric acid production plants in Louisiana, Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.

DuPont will spend at least $66 million on air pollution controls at the plants and pay a civil penalty of $4.125 million under the Clean Air Act settlement. The state governments of Louisiana, Virginia and Ohio colaborated with the federal government in the agreement and each will get shares of the civil penalty.

DuPont has agreed meet new, lower emission limits for sulphur dioxide (SO2) at its sulfuric acid production factories in Darrow, La.; Richmond, Va.; North Bend, Ohio; and Wurtland, Ky. At the plant in Darrow, the largest of the four, DuPont will install state-of-the-art “dual absorption” pollution control equipment by Sept. 1, 2009, at an estimated cost of $66 million. At the other three plants, DuPont has the option of installing appropriate control equipment or ceasing operations to meet the new lower emission limits. The additional cost of installing control technologies at all of the remaining three plants, if Du Pont does so, is estimated to be at least $87 million. All four plants must meet their lower emission limits by March 1, 2012. When fully implemented, the settlement with Du Pont will reduce sulfur dioxide emissions from the four plants by approximately 90 percent.

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Go to the EPA for Details on Settlement

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Execute Michael Vick!

Posted in Politics, Society on July 20th, 2007

Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) wants Michael Vick to be executed if he’s found guilty of federal felony charges of conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities and to sponsor a dog in animal fighting venture.

Michael Vick - Herpes infected, dog killing ghetto thugThe Senator is making an informed assertion. These is not the mouthings of a lily-livered dandy who doesn’t know the consequences of choices; he knows exactly what he’s asking for. Sen. Byrd has attended one execution before and claims he wouldn’t mind seeing another “if it involves this cruel, sadistic, cannibalistic business of training innocent, vulnerable creatures to kill.”

I am confident that the hottest places in hell are reserved for the souls of sick and brutal people who hold God’s creatures in such brutal and cruel contempt.
One is left wondering who are the real animals: the creatures inside or outside the ring?

Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV)
Speaking before the U.S. Senate on July 19th, 2007

The type of injuries suffered by the survivors of dogfighting such a Michael Vick is accused of performingFrankly the Author appreciates the august Senator’s desires, though finds them somewhat too generous and compassionate. After all that Vick’s has done, dying slowly from AIDS contracted through homosexual rape while in prison sounds like a more fitting punishment. Why should a man who’s famous for public obscenity, knowingly and willfully infected a woman with genital herpes, and allegedly took part in one of the cruelest and most gruesome of human acts be granted the mercy of an execution?

Sen Byrd won’t get his wish. Our legal system doesn’t support such justice. The Author’s hope is that the American justice and penal systems will do their respective parts so that he can get his wish and Michael Vick can get what he deserves.

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Just Say Nothing!

Posted in Politics on July 20th, 2007

The Democratic majority in Congress are used a technicality to block the so-called John Doe amendment sponsored by Rep. Peter King (R-NY) from being included in the 9/11 security bill. The John Doe amendment is more formally called the Protecting Americans Fighting Terrorism Act. It specifically ensures that any person who voluntarily reports suspicious activity in good faith will be granted immunity from civil liability for the disclosure.

For some reason the Democrats have chosen to side with islamofascist terrorists and prevent US citizens any measure of legal protection for protecting themselves and this nation!

This all started because 6 Imams were removed from US Airways Flight 300 from Minneapolis to Phoenix. The reason for their removal was several reports from passengers regarding suspicious behavior. The suspicious behavior included, praying loudly in the concourse and repeatedly shouted “Allah” when passengers were called for boarding; switching from their assigned seats to a pattern associated with the September 11 terrorist attacks; and asking for seat belt extenders although none of the men appeared to be overweight.

The Imams, with the help of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), filed a federal lawsuit against US Airways, Metropolitan Airports Commission and the “John Doe” passengers who reported the Imams’ suspicious behavior.

Apparently the Democrats – latter day Janissaries – don’t want American citizens to be free to report criminal behavior. So I guess the new signs on trains and other transit systems will say If you see something Just Say Nothing!

Election Note: McCain and Clinton voted for the amendment; Obama abstained.

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