Pathway in the Sea
Ever see a butterfly flutter by? John 3:7-8
Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.
"The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick along side it."
-D. L. Moody
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Whereas the "Environmental Protection Agency" has classified the gas Carbon Dioxide as a "pollutant" , and whereas all alcoholic beverages and carbonated beverages generate Carbon Dioxide as a byproduct of their production and consumption, and whereas alcoholic and carbonated beverages are a discretionary, as opposed to an essential, part of a thriving economy, and whereas energy production and consumption are an essential, as opposed to a discretionary, part of a thriving economy, it is hereby resolved that a moratorium on all regulatory efforts under the pretext of limiting the generation of Carbon Dioxide against the production and consumption of energy be imposed and remain in force until such time as the production and consumption of alcoholic and carbonated beverages has been effectively banned and caused to cease.
To augment prejudice in favor of making a ban and the cessation of the production and consumption of alcoholic and carbonated beverages a mandatory pre-condition to the regulation of the production and consumption of energy, let the public call to mind the detrimental effects to the public health and safety caused by the consumption of alcoholic and carbonated beverages, and weigh those against the benefits of cheap and abundant energy to the public health and safety and the clauses in the Preamble to the United States Constitution regarding promoting the general welfare. Let the "Global Warming / Climate Change" movement put public health and safety in its proper, Constitutional place in their pusuit of limiting the generation of Carbon Dioxide in the United States of America by giving appropriate priority to the alcoholic and carbonated beverage industries in their regulatory efforts or face criminal charges for promoting policies that are clearly detrimental to the public health and safety and the general welfare of the American People.
PrePublication Copy 04/17/09 Page 1
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Chapter 1
Proposed Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for
Greenhouse Gases Under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Proposed Rule.
SUMMARY: Today the Administrator is proposing to find that
greenhouse gases in the atmosphere endanger the public
health and welfare of current and future generations.
Concentrations of greenhouse gases are at unprecedented
levels compared to the recent and distant past. These high
atmospheric levels are the unambiguous result of human
emissions, and are very likely the cause of the observed
increase in average temperatures and other climatic
changes. The effects of climate change observed to date
and projected to occur in the future – including but not
limited to the increased likelihood of more frequent and
intense heat waves, more wildfires, degraded air quality,
more heavy downpours and flooding, increased drought,
greater sea level rise, more intense storms, harm to water
resources, harm to agriculture, and harm to wildlife and
ecosystems – are effects on public health and welfare
within the meaning of the Clean Air Act. In light of the
likelihood that greenhouse gases cause these effects, and
the magnitude of the effects that are occurring and are
very likely to occur in the future, the Administrator
proposes to find that atmospheric concentrations of
greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare within
the meaning of Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act. She
proposes to make this finding specifically with respect to
six greenhouse gases that together constitute the root of
the climate change problem: carbon dioxide, methane,
nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and
The Fizz Bizz First!
(Put your beverage where your mouth is, Gore.
Why do you insist on insulting the intelligence of the American People?
Do us all a favor and pull your Carbon footprint out of your collective mouths, won't ya?
BTW, I'm sure that we can count on the enthusiastic support of Senator John McCain in this effort. )
Excerpted from Wikipedia:
Fermentation in food processing typically refers to the conversion of sugar to alcohol using yeast under anaerobic conditions.
Ethanol fermentation (performed by yeast and some types of bacteria) breaks the pyruvate down into ethanol and carbon dioxide. It is important in bread-making, brewing, and wine-making. Usually only one of the products is desired; in bread-making, the alcohol is baked out, and, in alcohol production, the carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere or used for carbonating the beverage.
Beer is the world's oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverage and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea. It is produced by the brewing and fermentation of starches, mainly derived from cereal grains—the most common of which is malted barley, although wheat, maize (corn), and rice are widely used.
Wine is an alcoholic beverage often made of fermented grape juice
Whisky or whiskey refers to a broad category of alcoholic beverages that are distilled from fermented grain mash.
A distilled beverage, liquor, or spirit is a drinkable liquid containing ethanol that is produced by means of distilling fermented grain, fruit, or vegetables.
The term spirit refers to a distilled beverage that contains no added sugar and has at least 20% ABV. Popular spirits include brandy, fruit brandy (aka eau-de-vie), gin, rum, tequila, vodka, and whisky.
Distilled beverages that are bottled with added sugar and added flavorings, such as Grand Marnier, Frangelico, and American schnapps, are liqueurs
A soft drink is a beverage that does not contain alcohol.
Carbonated soft drinks are commonly known as pop, soda pop, soda, coke or tonic in various parts of the United States, pop in Canada, fizzy drinks or soft drinks in the United Kingdom and Australia and sometimes minerals in Ireland. The adjective soft specifies a lack of alcohol by way of contrast to the term "hard drink".
Carbonation occurs when carbon dioxide is dissolved in water or an aqueous solution. This process yields the "fizz" to carbonated water and sparkling mineral water, the head to beer, and the cork pop and bubbles to champagne and sparkling wine.
(end of Wikipedia excerpts)
Beer fermenting at a brewery:
Wine fermentation tanks at Tokara Winery:
Whiskey mash fermentation:
Herb Stucker of Maker's Mark distillery in Loretto, Kentucky over a tub holding thousands of gallons of bubbling fermenting mash.
A whiskey distiller must first determine the 'mash bill', essentially the recipe of different grains from which the whiskey is to be made.
Some distilled beverages:
Some examples of carbonated soft drinks :
Won't you all join me in hoisting a celebratory glass to the end of "Global Warming/ Climate Change" at its obvious source: