Only a Bird’s-Eye View Can Show Scale of Wind Power’s Dirty Secret

Wind power has a reputation for being a clean energy source that can function with a strong and consistent breeze, but one visit to a Wyoming landfill may startle some die-hard advocates of the technology.

The environmentally unfriendly side of wind turbines can be seen at the Casper Regional Landfill, with only a bird’s-eye view showing the full scale of the technology’s impact.

According to Wyoming News Now, the landfill reached deals with three wind farms in September 2019 to begin accepting their old equipment.

“Ninety percent of the turbines are completely reclaimed, recycled and reused, but there is 10 percent that is fiberglass, so those are coming to us from three different farms in the state,” Casper’s Solid Waste Division manager, Cynthia Langston, told Wyoming News Now.

The 10 percent that can’t be recycled has to be disposed of by some other method. The blades are first cut into sections before being loaded onto transportation and hauled to the Casper landfill.

Because these fiberglass blades are too strong to be crushed, the giant pieces of trash have to be buried intact.

The scale of it all is so large that it can be seen in photos taken by mapping satellites.

Viewing the landfill on Google Maps reveals rows and rows of the fiberglass blades, only partially covered with dirt:

Viewing the landfill on Google Maps reveals rows and rows of the fiberglass blades, only partially covered with dirt. (Google Maps / screen shot)

Because of the blades’ resilience to the elements, the discarded turbine pieces will not decompose anytime in the near future.

“The wind turbine blade will be there, ultimately, forever,” Veolia Environnement SA’s chief operating officer, Bob Cappadona, told Bloomberg, which noted that his company “is searching for better ways to deal with the massive waste.”

“Most landfills are considered a dry tomb,” Cappadona added. “The last thing we want to do is create even more environmental challenges.”

Wind energy does have its problems, but there is no denying that the technology is innovative and generally low-waste.

A turbine’s blades are turned by wind, a free and renewable resource, as a mechanism converts the rotation into clean electricity for homes, schools and hospitals.

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The Department of Energy celebrates wind power, particularly the fact that “turbines don’t produce atmospheric emissions that cause acid rain, smog, or greenhouse gases.”

While the turbines themselves don’t produce much in the way of pollution, the fiberglass waste remains an ugly problem for wind power’s image.

Wind turbines don’t work in all parts of the United States, but their ability to produce cheap, renewable and domestic power is not something that can be overlooked.

Schiff Names Eric Ciaramella As Whistleblower

UNITED STATES—Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee revealed the whistleblower listed on transcripts in the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, as Eric Ciaramella.

RealClear Investigations first published their suspicions about Ciaramella, who is a CIA analyst. He worked at The White House on October 30.

Ciaramella was at the center of the impeachment probe. He was there in the White House through the Mueller Investigation, and according to multiple news sources worked in the Obama administration under Vice President Biden.

 

 

Whistleblower Reported To Be CIA Analyst Formerly Assigned To the White House.

 

Democrats in Congress insisted that the name be kept secret for the whistleblower’s own protection.

“Democrats this week blocked Republicans from asking more questions about him and intended to redact his name from all deposition transcripts,” wrote RealClear Investigations.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul took the stage on at the Trump Rally on November 4 said:

“We now also know the name of the whistleblower. The whistleblower needs to come before Congress as a material witness because he worked for Joe Biden at the time Hunter Biden was getting money from corrupt alagarks. I say tonight to the media, do your job, and print his name, and I say this to my fellow colleagues in Congress and every Republican in Washington, step up and subpoena Hunter Biden and subpoena the whistleblower.”

Sen. Paul spoke out publicly naming the whistleblower and citing the Sixth Amendment which notes that during all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall have the opportunity to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed.

The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution adds that the district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.

This from Canyon News: Here

 

Rashida Tlaib and Rasha Mubarak, American Muslims for Hamas

Why are Democrats ignoring the Islamist fifth column infiltrating their party?

Joe Kaufman, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is Chairman of the Joe Kaufman Security Initiative (www.kaufmansecurity.org) and the 2014, 2016 and 2018 Republican Nominee for U.S. House of Representatives (Florida-CD23).

Following the founding of Hamas in 1987, the Muslim Brotherhood set up worldwide committees to assist the newly formed terrorist group. In the US, it was called the Palestine Committee, and by the end of 1994, it would consist of four organizations, all falling under the leadership of then-global head of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook. Of the four, only one remains, CAIR. However, remnants of the others came together in the form of a more recent group, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP). Given AMP’s connection to a terrorist organization, why would Democrat officials, including US Representative Rashida Tlaib, go out of their way to aid and abet the group, and why isn’t the Democratic Party doing anything to stop this?

AMP was established, in 2006, with the goal of vilifying and delegitimizing Israel. True to its Hamas roots, AMP’s message is laced with support for violence. The Executive Director of AMP is Osama Abu-Irshaid. Prior to AMP, he served as editor of Al Zaytounah, the official newsletter of the Palestine Committee’s Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP). This month, Abu-Irshaid stated at an AMP event, “Palestinians, if they don’t take what they want willingly, they will take it forcefully. We promise you this, we’re going to liberate our land and we’re going to liberate our people, whether they like it or they don’t like it. Well, they have picked the wrong enemy!”

Last month, AMP celebrated, on its Facebook page, the 32nd anniversary of the First Intifada, the violent uprising against Israel from which Hamas was created. During its January 2018 ‘JERUSALEM IS A RED LINE’ rally, AMP repeatedly led chants of “Long live Intifada.” AMP’s Chairman, Hatem Bazian, who is also the founder of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), at an April 2004 rally held in San Francisco, called for an intifada in America. He stated, “Well, we’ve been watching intifada in Palestine, we’ve been watching an uprising in Iraq. And the question is what are we doing? How come we don’t have an intifada in this country?”

One AMP board member, Salah Sarsour, allegedly has had involvement with Hamas, itself. According to a December 1998 Israeli Police memo, Salah’s brother Jamil Sarsour, in the course of an interview, claimed that Salah had involvement with Hamas and did fundraising for Hamas via the Palestine Committee’s Holy Land Foundation (HLF). Jamil also claimed that Salah had plotted an attack on Israel, as revenge for the September 1998 killing of Salah’s friends, Hamas military wing Qassam Brigades leaders and brothers, Imad and Adel Awadallah, by Israeli soldiers. Previously, Salah had spent eight months in a Ramallah prison.

AMP is a part of the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO). Representing AMP on USCMO’s Board of Directors is Osama Abu-Irshaid. Another board member is Mazen Mokhtar, a US-based admin for qoqaz.net, a now-defunct al-Qaeda recruitment/financing site. Mokhtar, who has spoken at AMP events, has called Hamas acts “heroic” and suicide bombings “an effective method of attacking the enemy.” One more board member, Siraj Wahhaj, was cited by the US government as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Wahhaj has been linked to the bomb maker of the attack, Clement Rodney Hampton-El, and has praised the spiritual leader of the attack, Omar Abdel Rahman.

The Facebook Manager for AMP is Leena al-Arian. Besides AMP, al-Arian is the Associate Director of the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF), a group founded by her father, former Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leader Sami al-Arian, that provides legal advocacy for and which seeks to whitewash the cases of high profile convicted terrorists. Last October, Leena was accompanied by two of her father’s past PIJ co-conspirators, Hatem Fariz, who was convicted of PIJ support, and Ghassan Ballut, to lobby the government. In November 2018, Leena referred to all of the convicted HLF Hamas financiers as “pillars of their communities.”

Taher Herzallah is AMP Director of Outreach & Grassroots Organizing. Originally from Gaza, Herzallah uses Twitter to post material from and correspond with the Palestinian Information Center, the media arm of Hamas, which publishes Hamas communiques, anti-Semitic cartoons, and praise for murders of Israelis. In May 2012, when Israel handed over the remains of 91 deceased terrorists, including several suicide bombers, to Palestinian authorities, Herzallah tweeted a photo of a procession of cars with Palestinian flags and armed men, calling the dead terrorists “martyrs.” In November 2012, Herzallah tweeted, “[O]ur martyrs are in paradise…”

With AMP’s leadership involved in such sinister activity and with the group’s links to extremists and violence, how could anyone look to promote this group, especially a member of US Congress? Well, one US Representative has, and that is Rashida Tlaib.

Last month, while visiting the US-Mexico border with fellow Democrat, Rasha Mubarak, the two held up signs produced by AMP and containing the AMP logo. The signs read, “FROM PALESTINE TO MEXICO, ALL THE WALLS HAVE TO GO.” Consider, both women have lengthy histories of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activism and incitement, and Tlaib has a history of participating at AMP events. In fact, this coming February, she will be the Guest of Honor at AMP-Missouri’s 1st Annual Banquet Dinner.

Tlaib has called for a ‘one-state solution’ regarding Israel and the Palestinians, which would spell an end to Israel. She happily allowed herself to be photographed with a map featuring a Post-it note renaming Israel “Palestine.” She brought up the anti-Semitic canard of ‘dual loyalty,’ questioning the loyalty of US Senators after they came out against the BDS movement. As a result, Tlaib was condemned by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and barred from entry into Israel. Tlaib has also cavorted with Abbas Hamideh, who told Jews, in October 2015, “Rest assured, Zionism will be eradicated and if you’re lucky you’ll be sent back to Europe where you belong…”

Mubarak, who serves as National Committeewoman for the Florida Young Democrats (FYD), is offended at the very notion that Israel has a right to self-defense. In November 2012, Mubarak tweeted, “Lies I’m tired of hearing, Israel has the right to defend herself.” Just this past May, when Hamas launched more than 600 rockets into Israel, leading to the deaths of four civilians, Mubarak tweeted against anyone who would dare defend Israeli retaliation, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the producer of The Ellen Show, Andy Lassner. She has posted pictures of Hamas celebrations, and she has been involved in Hamas-related groups, herself.

Israel bashing, anti-Semitism and incitement all seem to be condoned by the Democratic Party, whose abject failure to combat it within Democratic ranks has led to its acceptance as part of legitimate political discourse. It has been suggested that the huge spike in violence against Jews can be attributed to this phenomenon.

Unless Democrats take decisive action to purge their party of its Islamist fifth column – to which Rashida Tlaib and Rasha Mubarak are a part of – the Democratic Party will continue to be seen as promoting this dangerous trend and providing aid and comfort, as well as a safe haven, for the enemies of America and America’s friends and allies overseas.

Though it may already be a reality, Democrats must fight to stop their party from becoming/remaining the party of radical Islam.