Veterans for wind? "Rally" Tuesday 2pm at U Maine Orono. Someone please speak truth to (wind)power!

This is a media release just sent me about the "Veterans for American Power Tour" visit to University of Maine Orono. Tuesday, March 30 @ 2:00 p.m. in the University of Maine Memorial Union, Woodbury Bumps Room.

I suppose it'll be about the wonders of wind, with a few thumbs up for wave & tidal. Someone should make a poster featuring a grinning techie with a construction helmet and a holster full of wrenches saying "We had to destroy the village to save it" with a background of a windmill riddled landscape. Birds bursting in air, weird sonic vibrations etc,

The Wind Warriors will be arriving in a colorfully decorated bus See picture below. The whole thing is (surprise) a front group for windustry. The wrinkle is that its funded by Democratic party activists


National Veterans Tour for Clean Energy & Security Hits Orono

Veterans say oil dependence funds enemies,

climate change destabilizes nations

This Tuesday, as part of a four-month national bus tour, the Veterans for American Power National Tour will come to Bangor, Maine. The tour of US military veterans will highlight the connection between climate change and national security. The Tour was recently extended to 13 additional states as comprehensive climate and energy legislation gains momentum in Congress. Over the course of the full tour, the bus will travel to 27 states and hold over 125 events.

Veterans on the Tour highlight how oil money funds terrorism around the world and how climate change creates terrorist safe havens as it destabilizes weak nations through flood, famine, and drought.

Earlier this year, the Defense Department identified climate change as a strategic threat to international security. Read more about this.

WHAT: Roundtable discussion with local veterans

WHERE: Woodbury Bumps Room, University of Maine Memorial Union, 5778 University Bookstore, Orono ME

WHEN: Tuesday, March 30 @ 2:00 p.m.

VISUAL: 45-foot long wrapped tour bus (photo)

This will be the last of three cities the Tour will visit in Maine. Previously the tour was in New York. It will continue on to Massachusetts later this week. The Tour began January 13th in front of the US Capitol.

The Tour will cover the following states: Virginia, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Washington, DC, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.

The Veterans for American Power Tour is a campaign of Operation Free, a bipartisan coalition of veterans and national security organizations dedicated to securing America with clean energy. Learn more at www.OperationFree.net . Operation Free is a campaign of the Truman National Security Project.

Canon_8666 by Operation Free.

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Comment by Joanne Moore on April 3, 2010 at 2:46pm
Exactly! 5th columnists destroying us from within by touting wind.
Comment by Ron Huber on April 3, 2010 at 12:24pm
We need to warm the veterans for american power that many of the winds being exploited in Mars Hill and elsewhere are coming from...Canada, and as everyone knows, socialist wind=socialist electricity. If they set up in the Gulf of Maine - goddess forbid - they'll be foisting wind energy from Old Europe on us freedom-loving, capital-hugging Americans. What is this Veterans for American Power group, anyway? 5th columnists?
Comment by donaldsmith on April 3, 2010 at 6:32am
why is there so many assholes think they ar going to save the earth? they are going to spend billions and not even make a dent, plus distory the mt.s dont worry earth will be distoryed soon enough but it wil not be our doing it will be gods . so intead of you that think your gods stop distorying and enjoy what we have now ,you can take al that money with you
Comment by Joanne Moore on March 29, 2010 at 11:19pm
What I find in looking at this military group more closely is the hilarity of their position. Supporting wind power as a way to free us from terrorism is like going into battle dressed in a loin cloth and feather boa.
Comment by Ron Huber on March 29, 2010 at 11:00pm
I'm sure they'll have a some stirring scripted rhetoric
Comment by Joanne Moore on March 29, 2010 at 10:56pm
OK. I get ya. But I don't look on it as odd. I guess in my cynicism of politics I assumed both parties were industry sponsored/corporate sponsored and only say and do what their corporate sponsors/masters demand or no more donations into party coffers. Thus I think this phony grassroot group is industry speaking and the "activists" are mere sockpuppets or ventriloquist's dummies.
Comment by Ron Huber on March 29, 2010 at 10:29pm
The odd fact was that the organization as you read into its background is a democratic party initiative . Nothing wrong with that; its just different. Usually the astroturf grassroots groups are pure industry sponsored.
Comment by Joanne Moore on March 29, 2010 at 9:52pm
Ron, what do you mean by "the wrinkle is that its funded by Democratic party activists" ? Sorry, I don't understand "wrinkle".
Comment by Long Islander on March 29, 2010 at 9:09pm

Comment by Long Islander on March 29, 2010 at 8:52pm
When you go to "Operation Free's" website you immediately see that one of their campaign director's is:

Alex Cornell Du Houx
alex@trumanproject.org
207-319-4511
(Washington DC, Maine)
http://www.operationfree.net/about-us/our-team/

He is a state rep from Brunswick and his mother Ramona Du Houx publishes "Maine Insights", one of the biggest wind power cheerleading publications you will ever find, formerly called "The Maine Democrat - Inclusive and Progressive". Here is their logo from http://maineinsights.com/


http://www.alexcornell.org/about_alex.html

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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