Do Not Support Obama’s Military Action Against Syria – David Epps

By David Epps:

Here is my letter regarding the subject
Use this link to send one of your own if you like.
http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Dear Jason Smith,

Do not support Obama’s military action against Syria.h/t utexas.edu
America’s sovereignty has not been violated!
Obama has been creating this war.

The situation in Syria is extremely fluid and Obama’s trigger happy action would be unjust and unwarranted, ill advised, ineffective, and mis-targeted!

1. The rebels have been killing Christians and destroying their towns since the beginning of 2012.
2. This started with the Arab Spring movement and now Al Qeada, and the Muslim brotherhood are involved.
3. The house of Saud and The Arab League wants the US to intervene when they could just as easily take action.
4. The US has been supplying arms to the rebels via Benghazi.
5. Jonathan Steele (17 January 2012). “Most Syrians back President Assad, but you’d never know from western media”. The Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/jan/17/syrians-support-assad-western-propaganda
6. In April 2008, Assad told a Qatari newspaper that Syria and Israel had been discussing a peace treaty for a year, with Turkey as a go-between.
7. In February 2011, Bashar backed an initiative to restore 10 synagogues in Syria
8. On 18 May 2011, U.S. President Barack Obama signed an Executive order putting into effect sanctions against Bashar al-Assad.
9. Obama knew there were WMD in Syria. The Syrian military stores WMD at a base on the outskirts of Aleppo. June 21, 2013 “The situation in Aleppo is very hot” according to spokesman for Aleppo’s Northern Storm Brigade.
10. The Islamic Ahrar al-Sham Movement is strongest in Aleppo but is smaller than many other factions throughout the country.  It seeks an Islamic state based on sharia law contrary to other factions that want an elected government.
11. The The Islamic Ahrar al-Sham Movement rebels gained access to the WMD and attacked on August 21, 2013.
12. On the question to launch attack against Syria – UN Security Council: NO, NATO: NO, China: NO, Russia: NO, Jordan: NO, Cyprus: NO, United Kingdom: NO, Canada: NO, Poland: NO, Czech Republic: NO, Finland: NO, Germany: NO, Sweden: NO, Netherlands: NO, Italy: NO, Spain: NO, Portugal: NO, France: delay, vote

Beginning in January 2011, The Arab Spring has affected the following countries: Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon, Jordan, Oman, Mauritania, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Sudan, Palestinian authority,l Iraq, Bahrain, Libya, Kuwait, Western Sahara, Iranian Khuzestan, Borders of Israel

Keep in mind Obama’s incitement to riot of June 4, 2009:
“That does not lessen my commitment, however, to governments that reflect the will of the people…. Those are not just American ideas, they are human rights, and that is why we will support them everywhere.”

Keep in mind Obama’s January 2011 orchestration of the overthrow of Egyptian government
“The White House executed a nuanced and carefully balanced series of statements designed to encourage the fall of Mubarak and begin Egypt on a course toward democratic change. ”

Keep in mind that Obama was and may be still shipping weapons to Syrian rebels via Benghazi. “June 21, 2013 Rebels said the new weapons had already given them a boost. Ahmed al-Kateeb, a spokesman for Aleppo’s Northern Storm Brigade — whose leaders met with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) during his brief visit to Syria last month — said the group had launched attacks overnight Thursday at several locations on the long, static front line between regime- and rebel-held areas of Aleppo (location of WMD stockpile) after receiving a delivery including ammunition and Russian-designed wire-guided Konkurs antitank weapons.

Here is the bottom line.

Syria’s has stockpiled approximately 1,000 tonnes of chemical weapons, stored in 50 towns and cities  Any attack by the US short of ground troops will not secure the WMD, WMD is in the rebel, Al Qeada, and the Muslim brotherhood’s hands. The cat is out of the bag.

Obama put US in harms way by not thinking about the presence of WMD in Syria when he began his instigating the overthrow of countries.

“One senior State Department official, though, told Fox News that the president’s goal to take military action will indeed be carried out, regardless of whether Congress votes to approve the use of force.”

Force Obama to carry out his threat or lose face. His act will be impeachable! His foreign policy which put the US in harms way is treasonous.

Your task is to devise a strategy to put the cat back in the bag!!!! The only way that I see to put the cat back in the bag is to ally with Assad and not blow him or the chemicals up risking collateral damage beyond measure but to secure whats left and dispose of him and them safely.

David C. Epps
Cape Girardeau, MO

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Is SB207 A Tax Increase?

Americans for Prosperity sent an e-mail wondering if we citizens viewed SB 207 as a Tax Increase.

AFP SB 207 Request - 20120206

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The Bill Summary reads as follows:

SB 207 – Currently, gas corporations may file a petition with the Public Service Commission for rate adjustments to recover costs incurred for infrastructure replacement projects. This act allows electrical corporations to follow a similar precess to recover costs for infrastructure replacement projects. The types of costs that can be recovered include certain work on electric plants, certain capital projects undertaken to comply with environmental or safety regulations, and costs of facilities relocation due to public works projects.  This act requires the Public Service Commission to track the differences between certain capitalized and non-capitalized labor costs of electric corporations. Electric corporations may record these labor costs as regulatory assets or liabilities and amortize them over a period of three years for consideration in rate proceedings. In subsequent rate proceedings, unamortized balances of such regulatory assets or liabilities shall be amortized over three years.

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One of our CCTP members, David Epps, provided the great response below:

Yes I consider this bill as a tax increase!

Basically, the bill is asking Missourians to pay for federal unfunded mandates specifically , quoted from the bill “generating plants and their components, and cyber-security, customer service, and smart grid investments”.

New Generating plants to meet federal EPA carbon emissions (AKA global warming remediation) and smart grid are a totally unnecessary means to reduce power consumption and stress on the electrical distribution grid… …AND… …how is Customer Service a capital expense anyway?

This is just another of the means the environmentalists have come up with to pay for their boondoggles and is as stupid as feed in tarriffs where everybody subsidizes those few that choose to install electric solar cells on their homes and/or businesses. You have got to ask yourself why after all these years of the existence of the PSC changes are needed now.

All of this is lunacy. We have natural gas sufficient to power our automobiles and using ground source heat pumps we can significantly reduce electrical consumption. The elecric cooporatives have for years offered rebates for the installation of ground source heat pumps as a less expensive alternative to stringing more wires. Switching to natural gas for automobiles would reduce carbon emissions more than replacing every generating plant in the country at a 10th of the cost.

And we did all this before between 1980 and 1983: The graph clearly shows what occurred to cause the reduction of oil imports. It was the mass conversion of fuel oil furnaces to natural gas furnaces and the conversion of gasoline vehicles to propane. Both Energy sources were Made in the USA.then and still is to this day.

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The US NG/PROPANE/E85 Vehicle and GSHP Energy Policy and Economic Recovery Plan

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  1. Low cost NG/E85/PROPANE conversions for existing 244M US fleet of cars, NOW!
  2. Replacing old, worn out, inefficient home and business NG/PROPANE furnaces with 450% efficient electric GSHP NOW!
  3. Replacing old, worn out, inefficient home and business resistive electric furnaces with 450% efficient electric GSHP NOW!
  4. GSHP in the summer reduce electrical consumption by 50% over a 8 SEER air conditioner and thus NG/PROPANE electrical consumption is reduced.
  5. GSHP in the winter reduce electrical consumption by 75% over a electric resistive heater and thus NG electrical consumption is reduced.
  6. GSHP in the winter eliminates NG/PROPANE consumption by 100% but winter electrical consumption is increased slightly.
  7. NG in todays market is cheaper than imported oil and GSHP reduces electrical consumption.
  8. GSHP ground loops have useful life of 40 years and
  9. NGV CO2 is reduced by 25% over gasoline
  10. CO2 is reduced proportionally to electrical consumption reductions using GSHP’s and renewable geothermal energy

Eliminating NG/PROPANE for home heat and reducing NG produced electricity consumption we can put it in our cars and will have little effect on the other uses for natural gas and actually there is some left over for growth in those industries and agriculture (assumes current consumption and supply) GSHP harvest renewable geothermal energy.

This all can be accomplished by

  1. local mechanics,
  2. local geothermal GSHP installers,
  3. local ground loop drillers and trenchers.
  4. US industry, as 95% of the components for NG conversions and GSHP’s and ground loop pipe are made in the USA
  5. Putting money in the pockets of We the People with local jobs and much lower family energy costs.

Eliminate one EPA regulation: the certification of natural gas vehicle (NGV) retrofit kits.A conversion kit MLO is $2500 but with the EPA certification it costs $15,000 and there would be no need for new power plants or smart grid.

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Thanks David!