The baroque Colomanskirche is located near Schwangau in Bavaria. It was created in its current form in the 17th century on a previous building that was built in honor of Saint Koloman. The Irish pilgrim is said to have rested here in the summer of 1012 on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Due to its location at the foot of the Schwangau mountains and its proximity to the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle, the church is one of the most famous sights in Bavaria. (h/t Walking Arizona Blog)
What will the repeal of R–v–W do?
Whenever there is a Supreme Court decision that touches upon an emotionally charged issue, those who are on what is perceived as the “losing side” will claim that the High Court has grossly exceeded its bounds, engaged in rank partisanship, and denigrated and politicized the judicial process, while those on the “winning side” will acclaim the ruling as an enlightened and intelligent analysis of the law and the constitution.
About 98% of the People who express their opinion in such fashions will do so without ever reading the Court’s opinions or an objective detailed recitation of the legal principles expressed. All they truly know is whether the ultimate holding of the Court comports with their own opinions and prejudices on the subject, and that is the overriding touchstone by which they gauge its correctness. This regrettable truth hasn’t changed since the days of Chief Justice John Marshall. It probably never will change.
Come on, no conspiracy theories. IT’S RANDOM – like settled science. If you disagree you’re a domestic terrorist yourself.
Headline: As Food Plants Catch Fire, Massive Facility Opens to Process Crickets for Human Consumption
We may be mysteriously losing one farm, factory, or food processing plant after another to strange and destructive mishaps lately, but now we’ve also gained a brand-new facility that is making food out of insects. At the end of May, Aspire Food Group announced that in London, Ontario, Canada, it had opened the largest alternative protein manufacturing facility in the world that uses crickets as its base ingredient, according to the manufacturing industry news source Canadian Manufacturing.
See, it’s not all bad news.
Finding a Cosmic Balance – your sermonette
Whose Bright Idea?
…was it to put missile silos in the middle of the flight deck of Admiral Kuznetsov, probably in late 90s? Those crazy Russians.
From Real Clear Energy
(RCE) This is another sermonette. From Mike Sommers, American Petroleum Insititute. This is what USGOV can do tomorrow to fix the energy problem we find ourselves in.
- Lift Development Restrictions on Federal Lands and Waters The Department of the Interior (DOI) should swiftly issue a 5-year program for the Outer Continental Shelf and hold mandated quarterly onshore lease sales with equitable terms. DOI should reinstate canceled sales and valid leases on federal lands and waters.
- Designate Critical Energy Infrastructure Projects Congress should authorize critical energy infrastructure projects to support the production, processing, and delivery of energy. These projects would be of such concern to the national interest that they would be entitled to undergo a streamlined review and permitting process not to exceed one year.
- Fix the NEPA Permitting Process The Biden administration should revise the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process by establishing agency uniformity in reviews, limiting reviews to two years, and reducing bureaucratic burdens placed on project proponents in terms of size and scope of application submissions.
- Accelerate LNG Exports and Approve Pending LNG Applications Congress should amend the Natural Gas Act to streamline the Department of Energy (DOE) to a single approval process for all U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects. DOE should approve pending LNG applications to enable the U.S. to deliver reliable energy to our allies abroad.
- Unlock Investment and Access to Capital The Securities and Exchange Commission should reconsider its overly burdensome and ineffective climate disclosure proposal and the Biden administration should ensure open capital markets where access is based upon individual company merit free from artificial constraints based on government-preferred investment allocations.
- Dismantle Supply Chain Bottlenecks President Biden should rescind steel tariffs that remain on imports from U.S. allies as steel is a critical component of energy production, transportation, and refining. The Biden administration should accelerate efforts to relieve port congestion so that equipment necessary for energy development can be delivered and installed.
- Advance Lower Carbon Energy Tax Provisions Congress should expand and extend Section 45Q tax credits for carbon capture, utilization, and storage development and create a new tax credit for hydrogen produced from all sources.
- Protect Competition in the Use of Refining Technologies The Biden administration should ensure that future federal agency rulemakings continue to allow U.S. refineries to use the existing critical process technologies to produce the fuels needed for global energy markets.
- End Permitting Obstruction on Natural Gas Projects The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should cease efforts to overstep its permitting authority under the Natural Gas Act and should adhere to traditional considerations of public needs as well as focus on direct impacts arising from the construction and operation of natural gas projects.
- Advance the Energy Workforce of the Future Congress and the Biden administration should support the training and education of a diverse workforce through increased funding for work-based learning and advancement of STEM programs to nurture the skills necessary to construct and operate oil, natural gas, and other energy infrastructure.
This is a framework for new American energy leadership – for our nation and for America’s friends abroad – supporting investment and creating new resource access while avoiding unnecessarily restricted energy growth due to government policies and regulations. It’s time to lead.
Asking the Hollow Man to lead would be too much to ask, but it would be a good framework for the Republicans to adhere to and to push. What is the argument to any of this – except that you want a green new deal?