Daily Archives: October 19, 2007

Inconvenient Truth: Walmart Greener than Most

From Business Week comes this tantalizing tale of using dubious green credits (carbon offsets) that companies tout to make themselves look better to the enviros. See the story here. Then comes the observation that, uh, oh, Walmart leads the pack. Sorry Sam. Sorry Randy.

Amid the overheated claims, some corporations have made legitimate environmental gains. Wal-Mart Stores (WMT ) helped spark the market for energy-saving fluorescent bulbs by giving them top billing, even though incandescent bulbs are more profitable. Office Depot overhauled lighting and energy in more than 600 stores, contributing to the company’s real 10% decline in releases of heat-trapping gases. Dow Chemical (DOW ) and DuPont (DD ) have significantly trimmed their actual emission levels. But there is still reason to worry about long-term commitment. Dow says it invested $1 billion to help achieve reductions of 19% between 1994 and 2005.

So called REC’s (renewable energy credits) have found a critic in the Aspen Skiing Environmental Director who says that “REC’s have as much effect on the development of new renewable-energy projects as would trading rocks, IOUs or pinecones.”

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No Money for Roads but Homer "Halliburton" Williams Gets ANOTHER Subsidy from PDX

As discussed on the show (here )with the reporters on Wednesday…No WONDER Sam the Tram, Mayor Moonbeam and the Rainbow City Council say they can’t afford to maintain roads and MUST INCREASE TAXES (here)! They’re too busy stuffing lettuce into Homer’s pockets,here. And paying off citizens to be the streetcar’s best friends here. And giving away taxpayers’ money to candidate law breakers here.
When this kind of thing happens in another city and we read about it in the newspapers we call it corruption. What do you call it when it happens right under your nose?

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Move Along…No Scandal Here. Hillary Shakes Down Illegals in NYC Chinatown

If this fund raising proclivity had been displayed by Rudy, Mitt, Fred, Duncan, Tom, or even the G-43, this would be a scandal. Instead, however, this shake down of illegal alien and legal Chinese natives in NYC will barely make a ripple because it’s been done by Her Thighness, Hillary Rotten Clinton (thank you Mark Levin 2-5pm on KPAM 860).
At least the LA Times is on it but the headline clearly, purposely UNDERsells the issue,

AN UNLIKELY TREASURE TROVE OF DONORS FOR CLINTON:

Many of Clinton’s Chinatown donors said they had contributed because leaders in neighborhood associations told them to. In some cases, donors said they felt pressure to give.
The other piece of the strategy involves holding out hope that, if Clinton becomes president, she will move quickly to reunite families and help illegal residents move toward citizenship. As New York’s junior senator, Clinton has expressed support for immigrants and greater family reunification. She is also benefiting from Chinese donors’ naive notions of what she could do in the White House.
As with other campaigns looking for dollars in unpromising places, the Clinton operation also has accepted what it later conceded were improper donations. At least one reported donor denies making a contribution. Another admitted to lacking the legal-resident status required for giving campaign money.
‚Ķseveral dozen were described in financial reports as holding jobs — including dishwasher, server or chef — that would normally make it difficult to donate amounts ranging from $500 to the legal maximum of $2,300 per election.
Of 74 residents of New York’s Chinatown, Flushing, the Bronx or Brooklyn that The Times called or visited, only 24 could be reached for comment.
Many said they gave to Clinton because they were instructed to do so by local association leaders. Some said they wanted help on immigration concerns. And several spoke of the pride they felt by being associated with a powerful figure such as Clinton.
A man named Liang Zheng was listed as having contributed $1,000. The address given was a large apartment building on East 194th Street in the Bronx, but no one by that name could be located there.
Another listed donor, Yi Min Liu, said he did not make the $1,000 contribution in April that was reported in his name. He said he attended a banquet for Clinton but did not give her money.

Cue the Chinese monks, “no controlling legal authority,” and Bagman Gore. Frankly, I’m shocked she wasn’t able to kill this piece like she did the one in GQ.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Inconvenient Truth: Walmart Greener than Most

From Business Week comes this tantalizing tale of using dubious green credits (carbon offsets) that companies tout to make themselves look better to the enviros. See the story here. Then comes the observation that, uh, oh, Walmart leads the pack. Sorry Sam. Sorry Randy.

Amid the overheated claims, some corporations have made legitimate environmental gains. Wal-Mart Stores (WMT ) helped spark the market for energy-saving fluorescent bulbs by giving them top billing, even though incandescent bulbs are more profitable. Office Depot overhauled lighting and energy in more than 600 stores, contributing to the company’s real 10% decline in releases of heat-trapping gases. Dow Chemical (DOW ) and DuPont (DD ) have significantly trimmed their actual emission levels. But there is still reason to worry about long-term commitment. Dow says it invested $1 billion to help achieve reductions of 19% between 1994 and 2005.

So called REC’s (renewable energy credits) have found a critic in the Aspen Skiing Environmental Director who says that “REC’s have as much effect on the development of new renewable-energy projects as would trading rocks, IOUs or pinecones.”

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

No Money for Roads but Homer "Halliburton" Williams Gets ANOTHER Subsidy from PDX

As discussed on the show (here )with the reporters on Wednesday…No WONDER Sam the Tram, Mayor Moonbeam and the Rainbow City Council say they can’t afford to maintain roads and MUST INCREASE TAXES (here)! They’re too busy stuffing lettuce into Homer’s pockets,here. And paying off citizens to be the streetcar’s best friends here. And giving away taxpayers’ money to candidate law breakers here.
When this kind of thing happens in another city and we read about it in the newspapers we call it corruption. What do you call it when it happens right under your nose?

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Move Along…No Scandal Here. Hillary Shakes Down Illegals in NYC Chinatown

If this fund raising proclivity had been displayed by Rudy, Mitt, Fred, Duncan, Tom, or even the G-43, this would be a scandal. Instead, however, this shake down of illegal alien and legal Chinese natives in NYC will barely make a ripple because it’s been done by Her Thighness, Hillary Rotten Clinton (thank you Mark Levin 2-5pm on KPAM 860).
At least the LA Times is on it but the headline clearly, purposely UNDERsells the issue,

AN UNLIKELY TREASURE TROVE OF DONORS FOR CLINTON:

Many of Clinton’s Chinatown donors said they had contributed because leaders in neighborhood associations told them to. In some cases, donors said they felt pressure to give.
The other piece of the strategy involves holding out hope that, if Clinton becomes president, she will move quickly to reunite families and help illegal residents move toward citizenship. As New York’s junior senator, Clinton has expressed support for immigrants and greater family reunification. She is also benefiting from Chinese donors’ naive notions of what she could do in the White House.
As with other campaigns looking for dollars in unpromising places, the Clinton operation also has accepted what it later conceded were improper donations. At least one reported donor denies making a contribution. Another admitted to lacking the legal-resident status required for giving campaign money.
‚Ķseveral dozen were described in financial reports as holding jobs — including dishwasher, server or chef — that would normally make it difficult to donate amounts ranging from $500 to the legal maximum of $2,300 per election.
Of 74 residents of New York’s Chinatown, Flushing, the Bronx or Brooklyn that The Times called or visited, only 24 could be reached for comment.
Many said they gave to Clinton because they were instructed to do so by local association leaders. Some said they wanted help on immigration concerns. And several spoke of the pride they felt by being associated with a powerful figure such as Clinton.
A man named Liang Zheng was listed as having contributed $1,000. The address given was a large apartment building on East 194th Street in the Bronx, but no one by that name could be located there.
Another listed donor, Yi Min Liu, said he did not make the $1,000 contribution in April that was reported in his name. He said he attended a banquet for Clinton but did not give her money.

Cue the Chinese monks, “no controlling legal authority,” and Bagman Gore. Frankly, I’m shocked she wasn’t able to kill this piece like she did the one in GQ.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com