Typical Obama — a $1.5 BILLION dollar library without books

Typical Obama —  a  $1.5 BILLION library without books.

The Obama  library provides document access from any computer anywhere.  World wide.

Which means that the Obama library ‘picks up’ the internet address of all persons world wide accessing it. Quite a coup for connecting forever with persons supporting Obama’s policies.

There’s a time when excesses build to reach Nero and Caligula levels, and as presidential libraries go, the Obama Library on the South Side of Chicago seems to have hit that tipping point.

The Obama Library is on track to cost $1.5 billion, three times the $500 million it was projected to cost, and quite a bit of that will be borne by taxpayers.  Yet it won’t contain…any library materials.  It won’t even be hooked up to the National Archives system – on account of it being too cheap to want to pay the six-figure costs of that purpose.

All it will have is online document access, which can be reached from any computer anywhere.  There will be nothing special about coming to the Obama library to do any kind of presidential research.  What’s more, it’s a great way to cherry-pick which documents can be seen among the Obama papers and which cannot.  Is this library really about what libraries are about, which is to say scholarship of the historical record?  Not in Obama’s case.  He’d probably rather no one remember the details of his many failures in office, which those records could show.

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Firenze Sage writes:  Will Michelle get space for her rutabaga garden?

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Is the electric car a fraud? Should “green technology” be paid for by taxpayers?

Let’s “Go Green” with electric cars?

 Huge hopes have been tied to electric cars as the solution to automotive CO2 climate problem. But it turns out the the electric car batteries are eco-villains in the production process of creating them. Several tons of carbon dioxide has been emitted, even before the batteries leave the factory.

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute was commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Energy Agency to investigate litium-ion batteries climate impact from a life cycle perspective. There are batteries designed for electric vehicles included in the study. The two authors Lisbeth Dahllöf and Mia Romare has done a meta-study that is reviewed and compiled existing studies.

The report shows that the battery manufacturing leads to high emissions. For every kilowatt hour of storage capacity in the battery generated emissions of 150 to 200 kilos of carbon dioxide already in the factory. The researchers did not study individual brand batteries, how these were produced, or the electricity mix they use. But if we understand the great importance of the battery here is an example: Two common electric cars on the market, the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model S, the batteries about 30 kWh and 100 kWh.

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Firenze Sage writes:  We all knew this but “green technology” must be revered and of course paid for by taxpayers.

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