Economic Surge in April/ More Windmill Baloney

CNBC.com reported:

Job creation in April bounced back from a disappointing March, with nonfarm payrolls growing by 211,000 while the unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent, its lowest since May 2007. Economists surveyed by Reuters had been expecting payroll growth of 185,000 and the headline jobless rate to tick up one-tenth to 4.6 percent.

…The unemployment rate dropped even as the labor force participation rate edged lower to 62.9 percent. The employment-to-population ratio increased to 60.2 percent, its best showing of 2017 and the highest level since February 2009.

… An alternative reading on the unemployment rate that includes those not actively looking for jobs as well as those working part-time for economic reasons dropped to 8.6 percent from 8.9 percent in March, the best reading since November 2007.

Job growth was concentrated in lower-paying areas, with leisure and hospitality adding 55,000 positions. Health care and social assistance rose 37,000, financial activities grew by 19,000 and professional and business services grew by 39,000. Government payrolls increased by 17,000 and mining rose 9,000.

OK, let’s look at this to see what is really going on with this very good jobs report.

First, the economy did better than expected. If these numbers keep up Trump could create 25 million net new jobs over 8 years versus 11 million under Obama.

Second, the media are trying to play down the good numbers. The phrase that “Job growth was concentrated in lower-paying areas” was never uttered when Obama was president even though everyone knew how bad the jobs were under Obama, including low pay and part-time work. This statement that some of the jobs are “lower-paying” is intended to slander president Trump.

Third, CNBC conveniently failed to mention that crucial manufacturing jobs increased by 6,000 in April alone, which is a huge plus. This omission was intended to also slight Trump. Manufacturing jobs have been disappearing from the US since 1979 when they peaked at 19 million. They slipped dramatically under Obama.

President Trump vowed to bring them back, and he is doing so. About 65,000 manufacturing jobs have been created since Trump was elected, and this does not even account for the thousands of jobs that have not left the US (been “saved”) since Trump promised to make our economy more amenable to manufacturers.

Fourth: How about 9,000 mining jobs? Wow. Kaboom. These are the good-paying jobs that the ‘greenies’ and Democrats have been killing for decades. And the rebirth of these jobs means that Trump will win the electoral votes in coal mining states like Pennsylvania and Ohio again in 2020.

Watch out Democrats!

Here’s more good news about April:

Jobs skewed sharply to full-time positions, which grew by 480,000, while the part-time rolls tumbled by 370,000.

This is great. And look at the phrases “highest level since 2009” and “best reading since 2007”. Isn’t this all good news for president Trump?

Of course. But you will never read much about that in the mainstream media. Now here is an editorial about windmills. Breitbart.com recently reported:

Dutch officials on Monday opened what is being billed as one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms, with 150 turbines spinning in action far out in the North Sea.

Over the next 15 years, the Gemini windpark, which lies some 85 kilometres (53 miles) off the northern coast of The Netherlands, will meet the energy needs of about 1.5 million people.

At full winds the windpark has a generating capacity of some 600 megawatts, and will help supply some 785,000 Dutch households with renewable energy, the company said.

The ($3 billion) project is a collaboration between the Canadian independent renewable energy company Northland Power, wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Wind Power, Dutch maritime contractor Van Oord and waste processing company HVC.

It has been “quite a complex” undertaking, Haag said, “particularly as this windpark lies relatively far offshore… so it took quite a lot of logistics”.

Gemini …will also help reduce emissions of carbon-dioxide emissions, among the so-called greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, by 1.25 million tons, the company says.

So what is wrong with this story?

Well, it simply makes statements that you are supposed to immediately accept as true. Yet who says any of this is true? This is what environmentalists do all the time; they tell us that this solar panel or that windmill will produce X amount of energy or cut “greenhouse gases” by X. Why should we believe it? Have you ever seen a utility report the actual output figures for wind or solar power, versus what they project?

No. The ‘greenies’ always give the most wildly optimistic projections.

If you want to see a similar situation, look at what happens when a city builds a new subway line or trolley line. They predict that it will get, say, 10,000 riders a day and then it maybe gets 3,000 but nobody cares because the taxpayer makes up the difference.

Notice that they say that “at full winds” that the Dutch windmills will produce 600 megawatts of energy. Well, the winds don’t always blow at full power and windmill efficiency falls off significantly when the windmill is not spinning at an optimized speed for which it is specifically designed. Windmills also shut down completely in very high winds, to prevent them spinning too fast and self-destructing.

These sea-based windmills also are going to suffer all sorts of breakdowns and other problems that will be very expensive to repair, and which will cut their energy production significantly. The ocean is a very harsh environment.

Nikitas3.com predicts that the actual output of these windmills will be about 25%, or maybe much less, of the optimistic projections. I make this prediction after analyzing wind power for many years and proving its inefficiency mathematically.

Here is another example of this fakery from years ago:

I lived in Vermont in the late 1970s and the ‘hippies’ told us that we should burn wood to heat our houses. These are the same ‘hippies’ that wanted the government to regulate gasoline and heating oil down to the molecule, who said that every gallon of fuel had to produce exactly this much energy or the oil company would be hauled into court.

Yet if you bought a “cord” of wood from a ‘hippie’ you had zero idea how much heat energy it would produce. It could be X or it could be half of X. It all depended on the kind of wood, its moisture content, the actual size of the “cord” (which was usually a very rough measurement), the intensity of the fire in the stove, etc.

In other words, when it came to the ‘greenies” and the ‘hippies’ the facts did not matter. No, you just had to take their word for it that they were telling you the right thing.

Nikitas3.com has written often about the fraud of ‘green’ energy, particularly this 2016 commentary about windmills, which will really open your eyes.

I have debunked every single ‘green’ energy source around. Back in the 1970s the ‘greenies’ said unequivocally that solar windows on your house, or solar hot water systems on your roof would save the planet. But none of it worked. I know because I lived in one of those ‘green’ houses. Most of this stuff has been outright abandoned.

The reason that the Dutch built these windmills out in the ocean is because the Dutch people did not want them on land. Yet sea-based windmills are twice as expensive, or more, as land-based windmills because they have to be built of stainless steel and other corrosion-resistant materials.

Meanwhile the towers often have to be much bigger than land-based units, in order to reach the ocean bottom in deep water. And rest assured that putting towers out in the ocean, and anchoring them to the sea bed, is very, very expensive, time consuming and energy consuming. At the same time, the cables to connect up the windmills to each other and to the land have to be very long, which is very expensive – 53 miles just to get to the land.

So how much energy did it take to make all of that extra copper for that extra-long cable?

The ‘greenies’ will never tell you. And thus here is the crux of it – don’t believe what they say. This solar and wind stuff does not work. Period. End of story. We should be building nuclear power plants. They are literally thousands of times more efficient than ‘green’ energy.

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