Here we go with the left’s ‘no fracking’ nonsense again. The United States is basically energy-independent these days. We are also in an economic and energy boom phase. But Bolshevik Bernie wants to put an end to all that and cause our energy prices to skyrocket and for many in our country to do without energy because of it. Killing fracking also kills jobs. And the left’s braindead zombies rapturously look on and coo over socialism and its deadly policies of want and destruction.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has officially declared that he is running for the presidency in 2020 again at the spry age of 77-years-old. Part of his platform is pledging to ban the drilling technique that’s turned the U.S. into the world’s largest oil and natural gas producer. There is no credible proof out there that it is harmful in the least, yet Sanders wants to kill it off.
“Fracking pollutes water, degrades air quality and worsens climate change,” Sanders tweeted Tuesday. “When we are in the White House we are going to ban fracking nationwide and rapidly move to renewable energy.” Fracking does not pollute water if guidelines are followed and it does not degrade air quality either. As for climate change, that is leftist-speak meant to dupe Americans into coughing up ever more money so they can stay fat, happy, and filthy rich. It’s about control and power.
This came up in response to Oregon state lawmakers passing legislation to ban hydraulic fracturing or fracking. Of course, Oregon is full of wannabe communists these days, so that’s not surprising. This is not a new stance for Sanders. He also was spewing this nonsense in 2016. He wants to run on the Democratic ticket again this time but the Dems won’t accept him as their leader. He is very popular with the “keep it in the ground” movement. They want to ban fossil fuels due to global warming. Sanders has also promised not to take donations from the fossil fuel industry.
Fracking pollutes water, degrades air quality and worsens climate change. When we are in the White House we are going to ban fracking nationwide and rapidly move to renewable energy. Thank you @ORHouseDems for taking this important step to stop fracking. https://t.co/7Bc2jHHema
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 19, 2019
States such as uber-Marxist Vermont, New York, Maryland, and others have been trying to ban fracking for years. They use over-the-top scary propaganda and even with that, no one believes them. Just like Sanders, they cite water contamination, poor air quality, illness, earthquakes, and even birth defects.
Take for instance the “Gasland” film series that features faucets spouting fire because of fracked methane getting into the water supply. That has never been proven. In late 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its five-year study of fracking and groundwater contamination. The EPA said that while fracking can potentially impact groundwater, the number of cases where that’s happened is small.
From The Daily Caller:
“The following year the U.S. Geological Survey published a study examining groundwater from 116 wells in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. The study only found nine instances of contamination, but none were linked to fracking.
“That same year the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas concluded that drinking water contamination from fracking “has not been observed in Texas.” Texas is the biggest oil and gas producing state.
“Fracking proponents also point to government data showing that increased natural gas production has reduced more carbon dioxide emissions than solar and wind power combined.
“Because of fracking, U.S. oil and natural gas production has surged to never-before-seen levels. U.S. oil output hit a record 12 million barrels per day in February, and natural gas production is expected to continue breaking records through 2020.”
And Bernie Sanders wants to kill all of that in the name of climate change and socialism. He is the granddaddy of the Green New Deal that Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) keeps pushing.
Bernie Sanders is running this time on the same platform he has run on for four decades.
From National Review:
“He’s making the same arguments for the same ideas about how America needs a socialist revolution that puts an end to millionaires and billionaires and private hospitals and moves social services from charities to government institutions. He’s always been friendly to leftist critics of America overseas and radicals eager to tear down the existing order and has been at best skeptical of U.S. military actions abroad (except during the Clinton administration) and U.S. intelligence agencies. Becoming a millionaire didn’t prompt him to revise his relentless demonization of millionaires as greedy. The collapse of the Soviet Union, several American economic booms, innovative technological revolutions, the fracking and energy boom, the alleviation of poverty around the world through global trade over the past two generations — none of them prompted him to change much of what he thinks about economics, politics, international relations, or society.”
His 2016 climate platform included many of the elements of the Green New Deal now being championed by politicians such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and climate organizations such as the Sunrise Movement, which was actually founded by a bunch of young Bernie activists.
For example, in 2016, Sanders called for the following and these same planks will be part of his 2020 platform as well:
- Reducing subsidies for fossil fuels and banning fossil fuel lobbyists from working in the White House.
- A pricey carbon tax, banning new fossil fuel leases on public lands and ending exports of natural gas and crude oil.
- No more offshore drilling, fracking, coal mining, drilling in the Arctic, and nuclear power.
- Establishing a nation-wide environment and justice plan.
- Investing in renewables, energy efficiency, upgrading buildings and infrastructure, and more.
Remember, Sanders supported communist dictator Fidel Castro and he refuses to call Maduro a communist dictator. That’s because he shares their totalitarian views. Socialism isn’t freedom… it’s slavery and communism-lite. It always ends in want, destruction, death, blood, and chaos. In the end, that is what Sanders truly stands for.
Getting rid of fracking is a means to an end for him. Bolshevik Bernie wants to put an end to American freedoms and bring full-throated Marxism into power here.
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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Apprehend Over 164,000 Illegals In Less Than 7 Months
This story originally appeared on WeBuildTheWall.news & was edited and republished with permission:
The Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol has apprehended more than 164,000 illegal immigrants in less than seven months. That’s simply staggering. They were taken into custody between Brownsville and Del Rio during the first seven months of fiscal 2019. Approximately 162,000 illegal immigrants were taken into custody during all of 2018 so this breaks that record.
Apprehended migrants are separated into three categories: Unaccompanied children, family units and single adults. Each category showed steep increases, according to Customs and Border Protection figures. They are simply being swarmed and overwhelmed on the southern border. That’s a military tactic by the way and it’s working.
From the Caller Times:
“From Oct. 1 through March 31, the number of unaccompanied children in the sector was up 56 percent compared with the same period the year before. Family unit apprehensions were up nearly 230 percent. And the apprehension of single adults was up 31 percent.
“The southwestern United States is divided up among nine Customs and Border Protection sectors. The Rio Grande Sector is by far the busiest with an average of about 1,100 migrants per day taken into custody.
“According to the US Department of Health and Human Services’ budget documents, providing care for unaccompanied children taken into custody by immigration authorities has been costing about $1.5 billion a year for the past few years. But the number could top $2 billion for the new budget year that begins in October, the agency said.
“The apprehension figures do not include migrants who show up at U.S. ports of entry to seek asylum.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection released the following statement:
“Release Date: April 23, 2019
“EDINBURG, Texas – The U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector continues to experience unprecedented numbers in illegal alien apprehensions.
“Less than seven months into the fiscal year, the Rio Grande Valley Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol Sector has apprehended more than 164,000 people to date, surpassing the total number of apprehensions made in fiscal year 2018. The sector continues to work with its federal, state, local and non-governmental partners in addressing the influx of Central and South American migrants crossing into South Texas.
“On average, Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrest more than 1100 people per day.”
The increase is the result of an ongoing surge of migrants, most of them from Central America, who are crossing the border to seek asylum. The 2019 total for the Rio Grande Valley includes 15,310 unaccompanied minors apprehended from October through March — compared to 23,760 during the entire 2018 fiscal year — and 79,000 people who were traveling in families during the same time frame, which has already surpassed the 63,280 family members apprehended in 2018. The Border Patrol has reported similar increases along the entire southwest border.
President Trump has tried repeatedly to get funding for a wall and security on our southern border and the Democrats have obstructed him at every step. We are being invaded and this is an attack using swarming tactics. The U.S. is under siege… just build the wall already and stop all immigration for a period of time while this is sorted out. It is a brutal act of war and the violence will skyrockets as the invasion steadily increases. #WeBuildTheWall
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Under Bernie’s Plan, 183K Murderers, 164K Rapists Would Be Allowed To Vote From Prison
Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) statement that those in prison should be allowed to vote is far more sweeping than most know. His proposal would allow some 183,000 convicted murderers and 164,000 convicted rapists to vote from their jail cells. In a CNN town hall this week, Sanders endorsed allowing all convicted U.S. citizens to vote from prison – including the Boston Marathon Bomber. It’s not a new stance for him… he’s always supported the felon vote.
“So, I believe people who commit crimes, they pay the price and they get out of jail, they certainly should have the right to vote,” Sanders said. “But, I believe even if they are in jail, they’re paying the price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) doesn’t want to be left out of this insanity either. She openly hinted that she would be open to such a plan, saying “I think we should have that conversation” when asked about allowing convicted criminals to vote from their cells. Of course, she is also saying she will use an executive order for gun control if she is elected president.
“The latest data compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative concludes that there are more than 1.6 million convicted criminals in local, state, and federal prisons across the country. This includes about 183,000 convicted murderers and 164,000 convicted rapists.
“Not all 1.6 million convicted criminals in local, state, and federal custody are American citizens, though. State and local prisons have yet to collect data deciphering between the citizen versus noncitizen populations of their prison populations.
“Federal data concludes that noncitizens make up about 25 percent of the federal prison population.
“Should this be true of local and state prisons, as well, this would mean that about 1.2 million convicted criminals in prison today could be eligible to vote from their cells under Sanders’ plan — including anywhere between 137,000 and 183,000 convicted murderers and potentially between 123,000 to 164,000 convicted rapists.
“Similarly, the Sanders plan would potentially allow anywhere between 14,250 and 19,000 citizens convicted of manslaughter to vote from their cells, as well as up to 154,000 convicted assailants.
“Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, as Breitbart News has reported, organizations funded by billionaire George Soros are working to restore the voting rights of about 1.4 million felons in Florida after the state approved the measure last year.”
Even Piers Morgan, who I sometimes agree with, but who is a rabid gun control advocate, thinks that Sanders is a lunatic for suggesting this. “I couldn’t really believe what I was hearing,” said Morgan, a former CNN host and DailyMail.com editor-at-large, calling the idea “utter lunacy.” He expressed disbelief that any Democrat could support such a proposal and believe they can defeat President Trump in 2020. He’s absolutely right. It’s a gift to Trump.
Carlson said Democrats don’t trust convicted felons “to go deer hunting” but are okay with them choosing the next president. “What they’re really saying is ‘we don’t care at all about anything. We’re nihilists, all we want is power and if we see a reservoir of potential voters, we’re gonna tap that reservoir,'” he said.
Bingo… that’s exactly what I’ve been saying for some time about the Democrats. It will backfire and Trump will get a second term because of it.
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