My friend, Kelleigh sent this. It’s a perfect example of the impractical and ruinous “sustainability” component of Agenda 21 applied to the “Cash for Clunkers” program. ~LTG
The person who calculated this bit of information is now and has been aprofessor at The University of West Virginia in Morgantown for the last forty some years.
- A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15 mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year.
- A new vehicle that travels 12,000 miles a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons of gas a year.
- So, the average Cash for Clunkers transaction will reduce gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year.
- The government claims 700,000 clunkers have been replaced so that’s 224 million gallons saved per year.
- That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.
- 5 million barrels is about 5 hours worth of US consumption.
- More importantly, 5 million barrels of oil at $70 per barrel costs about $350 million dollars.
- So, the government paid $3 billion of our tax dollars to save $350 million.
- We spent $8.57 for every $1.00 we saved.
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Robert Redford, movie star, owner of the Sundance Film Festival and heart-on-sleeve champion of the environment, is a hypocrite. So says this short film directed by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer.
Redford is a hypocrite because, while opposing the development of an eco-village, he’s quietly selling $2 million lots in the Sundance Preserve for luxury vacation homes. Redford is one of the main opponents of a plan by the Pacific Union College to build an eco-village in Angwin California. The college says it needs the funds because of a dire financial situation.
But the proposed eco-village is close to Redford’s vineyard in the Napa Valley.
And so, at the same time as Redford publicly opposes the eco-village in the name of “preserving the rural heritage,” he’s quietly selling development lots in his Sundance Preserve for $2 million. These lots are intended for rich people’s (like him) vacation homes close to Redford’s Sundance Ski Resort. Double standards, anyone?
Film director Ann McElhinney makes clear that the film is not criticising Redford for selling his property. “It is great that in a recession Mr Redford can find so many buyers. I am delighted that those houses will be built, creating jobs and vitality in a remote area but it is shocking that Mr Redford would deny others similar opportunities to make a profit and create jobs.”
The film’s co-director Phelim McAleer said the film simply seeks to highlight the double standards of so many celebrities and environmentalists: “This is just another example of environmental elites telling the rest of us how and where we must live and what we are not allowed to do, but thinking that those rules don’t apply to themselves. Robert Redford has shown himself to be a hypocrite – plain and simple.”
Another of Redford’s hypocritical acts is this: Although he has campaigned against “dirty fuels” and wants to end the use of oil, Redford has done lucrative voice overs for a series of United Airlines commercials — commercials that promote flying, which of course, uses oil!
“Again Robert Redford has shown he has an appalling double standard. The rest of us must stop flying because of the environment but these restrictions don’t apply to him. He is somehow different,” said McElhinney.
Robert Redford Hypocrite was produced and directed by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer. They previously produced Not Evil Just Wrong, a documentary which took a sceptical look at Global Warming hysteria, as well as James Cameron Hypocrite about the double standards of Avatar director James Cameron.
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