"Obama, Congress and the Catalytic
National Association of Rural
Copyright May 3, 2009 - All Rights Reserved
What do Obama, the U. S. Congress and
the automobile's catalytic converter have in common? Lots of shine,
expensive and do all the wrong things!
Let's go back to 1975 when the U. S.
Congress, always meddling in the private affairs of industry and the people,
(more now, than ever) were convinced by the inmates
of the environmental cult, to "convert" the emissions from automobile exhaust to
less toxic substances, for the protection of that other God, Gai'a, the God of
Earth. This new meddling would require a very expensive catalytic
converter. Let's see now ..... what was that one less toxic
substance the catalytic converter, converted the exhaust to? That's right,
you guessed it ..... carbon dioxide, CO2 in a chemist's language.
Now, today, praise be to Gai'a, CO2
is a pollutant! And why is it a pollutant? Because the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it is. Why does the EPA say it
is a pollutant? Because the inmates of the environmental cult told them to
say it, because allegedly, CO2 will fly up into the stratosphere and stop heat
from escaping the Earth and thus raise the temperature of the Earth by
a whopping 0.7 degrees centigrade, in 150 years. Good
Lord! Now that is a crisis.
Oops! Except for four
little tiny things the "inmates" keep forgetting, or purposely choose
to ignore. CO2 is heavier than air and thus stays close to the ground
where the plants trees and sea-life suck it up by the quadrillion tons. If
plants, trees and ocean creatures love it so, how can it be a pollutant?
How indeed! Now CO2 represents less
than 0.2% of all other greenhouse gases. Man's contribution to
that CO2 is even a much smaller percentage than 0.2%. The largest
greenhouse gas having the greatest affect on planet's heating or
cooling, is water vapor. Water vapor represents at least 95% of
all greenhouse gases. Common sense dictates that water vapor has the
greatest greenhouse effect, if any, and CO2 is less than negligible.
Then of course, the "inmates" completely disregard the significant effect that
the great big heat-producer and nuclear furnace in the sky, has on planet Gai'a,
our Sun. Finally, there is the effect of cosmic rays on the production of
clouds. Less clouds, more heating. More clouds, less
heating. Tell the "inmates" to add these variables in their
computer models and see what they get. Gibberish! Any scientists
worth his degree will tell you, you can't produce long-range accurate
predictions, by computer-modelling, a non-linear dynamic system.
Remember, a weather forecast is only good for about two hours. Five-day
and 10-day weather forecasts are non-reliable in less than 24 hours.
Check it out.
Nevertheless, in the infinite
wisdom of Obama, past presidents, the ever-corrupt U. S. Congress and the
inmates over there at the environmental cult agency (ECA), CO2 must now be
reduced, or eliminated altogether to prevent that crisis of all crises,
man-caused global warming. Obviously, this will require new rules to
be promulgated by ECA to limit this poisonous, highly
toxic, pollutant, that plants, trees and sea-life love. Let's
see. What will those new rules cost, do you think? Probably
What then the catalytic converter
that produces huge quantities of CO2? It will obviously have to be
redesigned to convert engine exhaust into something less toxic than CO2.
Hmmm! What would that less-toxic something be? CO1, maybe, or how
about just "O". Wait a minute. You can't produce "O", when the
car burns all the "O", or can you?. In the end, it is just one more
unnecessary cost added to the price of a car for a non-crisis that government
manufactured, for reasons that remain only known to them. No wonder
American car companies are going broke.
And one more thing. Did you
know that catalytic converters are lined with Platinum, or another rare-earth
metal? The current spot price for platinum is around $1,100 per oz.
The spot price for gold is hovering around $900 an oz. So platinum is more
expensive than Gold. That begs the question, how much did the
cost of the platinum or other rare-earth element, that lines the inside of
a catalytic converter, add to the original price of a car?
A catalytic converter that emits CO2, which has now been declared a pollutant by
the inmates in the asylum, the president, congress, the environmental cult
and the EPA and must be significantly reduced, or eliminated?
At least hundreds of dollars per car, is the answer.
When government sticks "its" dirty
little hands in places they don't belong, nor have the authority to be there in
the first place, the unintended consequences their actions produce,
rains down on our freedom and liberty parade and we the people get to pay
through the nose for their stupidity ..... or is it their insanity?
The question is, how long are we the
people going to let the inmates run the asylum ..... inmates that operate in
direct violation of the document that gives them their very limited authority to
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