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Hope Via Oil, Gas and Coal

Hope Via Oil, Gas and Coal

In spite of the best efforts of this Administration, America is on the verge of an energy revolution with consumer costs plummeting due to secure North American sources of oil and natural gas. Innovative technologies for unleashing huge oil shale deposits in North Dakota and neighboring Canada combined with natural gas discoveries primarily located in the northeastern United States will be the building blocks for a second American century.

The Alternative Energy US Navy

The Alternative Energy US Navy

From The Patriot Post (www.PatriotPost.US)

EPA Dust Bill Passes US House With Bipartisan Support

EPA Dust Bill Passes US House With Bipartisan Support

A bill sponsored by Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) to prohibit any further regulation of rural dust by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed the U.S. House today with bipartisan support. The bipartisan bill, H.R. 1633, was approved by a vote of 268 to 150. “The EPA is still saying they have no plans to further regulate farm dust, and that this issue is a “myth,” but those words are empty promises until we back them up with real action.

Cleaning Up the Dust Threat

Cleaning Up the Dust Threat

Some jobs are dustier than others. Rural American jobs like tilling fields, herding cattle, driving along dirt roads or extracting important resources from the land are critical American jobs that sometimes kick up a little more dust than others. But as far as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is concerned, the dust is too much.

Noem Farm Dust Bill Headed for Thursday Vote

Noem Farm Dust Bill Headed for Thursday Vote

According to U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on Thursday the House will take up a bill sponsored by Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) to prohibit any further regulation of rural dust by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The bipartisan bill, H.R. 1633, was approved by the House Energy & Commerce Committee last week.

EPA Auto Meddling Adds Cost, Subtracts Safety

EPA Auto Meddling Adds Cost, Subtracts Safety

The EPA’s most recent announcement is all vehicles must meet an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025—a doubling of today’s average of about 27 mpg, according to the Wall Street Journal. The free enterprise system is once again interrupted by the edict of a rogue government agency, and the result will be higher costs to the consumer–whether the consumer wants them or not–and a reduction in vehicle safety in order meet these unrealistic standards.

Victims of the Obama Corruption Machine

Victims of the Obama Corruption Machine

The Obama Administration’s Solyndra scandal that cost U.S. taxpayers $535 million is just the tip of the iceberg of the scandal enveloping Obama’s use of taxpayer dollars to help his top donors. Obama has nationalized the Chicago patronage system. The truth is that on a scale of one to 10, the Nixon scandals were about a three compared to Obama green payoff being a 10.

Liberalism, Not Earthquake, May Break Up California

Liberalism, Not Earthquake, May Break Up California

In California, environmental regulations are the law of the land, public employee unions have the upper hand and elected official’s progressive agenda rules all. To remedy the state’s myriad problems there have been suggestions to break up the state, since not every person or community in California is on board with many of the decision made by its elected officials. This would allow more conservative parts of the state that want less government to break off on their own.

Rep. Noem Testimony on Farm Dust Regulation

Rep. Noem Testimony on Farm Dust Regulation

Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) is trying to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from further extending its reach into Americans’ lives by blocking their efforts to regulate farm dust. Dust in a farming operation is natural and a simple fact of life–but not beyond the clutches of professional regulators, if they have their way.

Curb on EPA Farm Dust Regulations Moving Forward

Curb on EPA Farm Dust Regulations Moving Forward

he Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today approved bipartisan legislation to provide much-needed certainty and regulatory relief to America’s farmers, ranchers, and rural businesses. H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, passed the panel by a vote of 12-9 and now moves to the full Energy and Commerce Committee for consideration.

Rep. Noem Announces Missouri River Flood Hearing

Rep. Noem Announces Missouri River Flood Hearing

Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) announced today that the U.S. House Missouri River Flood Working Group will hold a hearing in Washington, DC on November 30th to discuss the Missouri River flooding of 2011. The Working Group has agreed that their top goal is to make flood control a greater priority in Missouri River management.

Myth vs. Fact on EPA Regulation of Farm Dust

Myth vs. Fact on EPA Regulation of Farm Dust

The following is from a press release from Rep. Kristi Noem’s (R-SD) office concerning the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) efforts to regulate dust on farms. Rep. Noem has sponsored legislation to prevent the EPA from intruding in this area. The release deals with erroneous beliefs concerning the EPA, farm dust, and attempts to regulate yet another area of American’s lives.

Green Follies at the Labor Department

Green Follies at the Labor Department

The Labor Department’s green jobs training debacle unearthed by the Department’s own Inspector General reveals that the program has failed miserably to achieve its goals. The Labor Department initially claimed that 79,854 would get jobs, while only 8,035 found employment. Even worse, only 1,336 of the trainees who found employment still had the job six months later. All at a $170 million price tag to the taxpayer.

Solyndra: Timeline of a Taxpayer Ripoff

Solyndra: Timeline of a Taxpayer Ripoff

I like the title they gave this Solyndra video at Breitbart TV: “CRONY CAPITALISM: A CONCISE HISTORY OF OBAMA’S SOLYNDRA SCANDAL” So apt: crony capitalism. Not real capitalism. Not the free market. Crony capitalism, where it looks like capitalism to a point, but it’s really shuffling the taxpayer’s money to your friends so they can in turn shuffle some of it back your way, come election time.

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Sept. 24, 2011

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Sept. 24, 2011

The hottest articles at Dakota Voice this past week, including: Senator Thune: ‘I Don’t Think So’ on Obama’s Debt Plan; How to Win the CNBC Million-Dollar Portfolio Challenge; Florida Fox News GOP Debate With Video; Project ‘Gunwalker,’ ATF Approved Crime; Criminal Bed Sheets and Bible Studies; SD Freedom Index Reveals Friends, Enemies of Freedom in South Dakota; Solyndra Just Part of the ‘Green Jobs’ Scam; and more!

Solyndra Just Part of the ‘Green Jobs’ Scam

Solyndra Just Part of the 'Green Jobs' Scam

Taxpayers certainly deserve a full accounting on the Solyndra scandal, but it would be a mistake to assume that this scam is limited to one bad loan for $535 million. The true cost of government’s “green jobs” scam is much larger than that.

Solyndra: Obama’s Enron

Solyndra: Obama’s Enron

What would the reaction of the media would have been if when Enron imploded it was revealed that the Bush Administration had guaranteed a half billion dollars in loans.What has the reaction of the media been now that we know the Obama Administration pushed a $535 taxpayer-backed loan against the advice of the OMB…and now that company is belly-up?

Environmental Regulations Suppress the Economy

Environmental Regulations Suppress the Economy

As Obama prepares to unveil his latest plan to create jobs, one thing you probably won’t hear from him Thursday night is how he plans to get rid of environmental regulations that impede construction projects. Bureaucratic red-tape put in place by environmental zealots holds back job creation. In today’s America, the new slogan seems to be, “if you build it, they will sue.”

The Economic Accomplishments of President Zero

The Economic Accomplishments of President Zero

Zero. It hasn’t happened in the lifetimes of anyone who isn’t eligible for social security. Zero net jobs were created in the month of August for the first time since 1945. It is almost mind boggling to think about what may turn out to be this President’s singular accomplishment — ending a 792 month job creation winning streak for the American economy. Historians will be looking to determine just how the Obama Administration reached this milestone.

The Propaganda of ‘Big Oil Subsidies’

The Propaganda of 'Big Oil Subsidies'

Every American manufacturing company gets tax deductions that help it create jobs and strengthen our economy — whether it produces newspapers, furniture, cars or fuel. Eliminating those deductions would increase unemployment and further slow our nation’s desperately needed economic recovery. Yet that is precisely what President Obama wants to do when oil companies want to use the deductions.

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Aug. 27, 2011

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Aug. 27, 2011

The best of the best at Dakota Voice last week including: Time to Normalize Pedophilia: Firsthand Report on B4U-ACT Conference; How to Maximize Long-Term Returns; Who Needs Robin Hood?; White House ‘Insider’ Claims 2012 Will Be ‘Brutal…Off the Charts’; The Tea Party Really Is the Enemy; Kardashian Wedding Report Eclipsed; In that Cold Room of Isolation: The Case of Gary Harvey; and more!

Crazy Pete’s Enviro-Friendly Discount Galleria

Crazy Pete's Enviro-Friendly Discount Galleria

Is this what they mean by a “green job”?

Environmentalists Would Stop the Hoover Dam Today

Environmentalists Would Stop the Hoover Dam Today

This brief clip brings up a number of important truths that could be discussed at great length. One of them is that, as liberals look at the Hoover Dam and gin some government-worship, George Will throws a cold bucket of reality on the exercise by pointing out that there is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that if we were to try to build this project today, environmental extremists would find some animal, some plant, some wacked-out ephemeral excuse why it couldn’t be done and it would be shut down.

Barack Obama: The Meltdown Montage

Barack Obama: The Meltdown Montage

This video montage shows that support for Barack Obama is dropping like a stone–even among liberals. Several liberal talking heads make some astonishing admissions–not only about Barack Obama, but about some of their own pet causes and projects. The narcissistic Obama, of course, doesn’t see his own vulnerability. Perhaps he can Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom his way on out of the White House.

Micromanaging America’s Farms Out of Business

Micromanaging America's Farms Out of Business

Farm life is different than most ways of life these days. It’s a tough life that requires the children from an early age to help get things done and make the bottom line. But now, thanks to your meddling, way-over-the-edge-of-the-Constitution government, it may soon be a lot harder on farm families to meet the bottom line…and put some out of business altogether. And it seems to stem from an attempt to implement UN environmental regulations on a local level.