Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Reason #4 to get rid of the EPA:

The corruption.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) paid out nearly $500,000 in unauthorized bonuses, according to a report released by the EPA Inspector General. 

An Inspector General (IG) investigation found that 11 EPA employees received $481,819 in unauthorized retention bonuses between 2006 and 2013. The bonuses are meant to incentivize employees who receive other job offers.
One EPA employee received $77,204 in unauthorized pay over five years, even though he had only been approved for a one-year retention bonus. 

Another employee received incentive pay for four years totaling nearly $105,000, even though the bonus should have been terminated in 2009 because he was promoted.

I'd imagine the EPA is just fine with this "Screw African peasants wanting power!" attitude:
But it is as an Africanist, rather than a statistician, that I object most strongly to "climate justice." Where is the justice for Africans when universities divest from energy companies and thus weaken their ability to explore for resources in Africa? Where is the justice when the U.S. discourages World Bank funding for electricity-generation projects in Africa that involve fossil fuels, and when the European Union places a "global warming" tax on cargo flights importing perishable African goods? Even if the wildest claims about the current impact of fossil fuels on the environment and the models predicting the future impact all prove true and accurate, Africa should be exempted from global restraints as it seeks to modernize.

With 15% of the world's people, Africa produces less than 5% of carbon-dioxide emissions. With 4% of global population, America produces 25% of these emissions. In other words, each American accounts for 20 times the emissions of each African. We are not rationing our electricity. Why should Africa, which needs electricity for the sort of income-producing enterprises and infrastructure that help improve life expectancy?
Because the AGW clowns would rather they die younger and live worse than- gasp!- have electricity for better lives.

More wonders from the Brit NHS that we're supposed to envy and want to copy:
It found failings in 83 per cent of cases with “major avoidable factors” in 66 per cent of them. Nine out of 10 of the deaths of children could potentially have been avoided, the review concluded. 

Too many GPs were prescribing patients with the wrong medication in an attempt to keep down costs, giving sufferers only the blue “reliever” inhalers but not the brown “preventive” inhalers, which contain low doses of steroids and are prescribed to stop attacks.


newrebeluniv said...

Here's an idea... Stop giving American tax dollars to the World Bank and then I don't have to care where they spend their money.

Gerry N. said...

Kim DuToit, may he live long and prosper greatly, wrote an essay some years back called "Let Africa Sink".
It should be mandatory for every politician on the globe to read and prove he, she or it understands what Kim wrote. As should every school pupil in the Unites States.

Gerry N.

Keith said...

Ironically "world Bank" is a US foreign policy tool, intended to benefit US crony firms and to entice gullible or greedy "leaders" into saddling entire popiulations with un re-payable debts and owing eternal favours to the US cronies.

The developments which the "aid" does buy are seldom, if ever, capable of standing up in a free market.

Ordinary Africans (and many others) would be far better off without such "aid" ad the neo-imperialism which comes with it: beware of gifts bearing greeks/uncle sam's cronies