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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dept of Energy to Use School "Contest" To Indocrintinate Kids into Believing in Global Warming


Remember when we used to receive those 'Sweepstakes' ads in the Mail? They all promised "Money and Prizes" just for participating in their little contest or for buying a few magazines. Most of us threw them away knowing the chances of winning were slim to none or at worst, they were just a scam trying to get a hold of your personal information and some of your hard earned cash.

Thanks to the Internet, most of us no longer receive those types of ads in the mail. But sadly those 'scams' are not gone entirely. Instead, these 'scams' have apparently become a tactic that is used by the Department of Energy (DOE). Except the DOE isn't interested in stealing your personal information or getting their hands on your money, they have a different goal in mind..

To Brainwash Your Children into Believing in Global Warming.

According to an article on Earth911.com, Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced the creation of a "contest" called the "America's Home Energy Education Challenge" that is to be a joint effort between the DOE and the National Science Teachers Association:

"With a new environmental education initiative, America’s Home Energy Education Challenge, the federal government aims to motivate students to take an active role in saving energy at home, as well as inspire them to pursue studies in science, technology and math.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and administered by the National Science Teachers Association,"

More specifically, America's Home Energy Challenge is, according to the Home Energy Challenge website:

"America's Home Energy Education Challenge is designed to teach students and their families about energy, energy use, and the correlation between saving energy and saving money to encourage them to implement energy savings techniques at home. The two parts of the program allow all students to gain knowledge of energy and awareness of energy use and then learn about energy saving methods. The America's Home Energy Education Challenge is intended to provide an additional incentive for students and schools to leverage local efforts and participate in a national program. As a resource to educators and parents, America's Home Energy Education Challenge will provide energy-saving ideas, resources for developing increased knowledge of energy and energy use concepts, connections to utility energy saving programs, and instructional materials for teachers focusing on energy and energy conservation."

What do the Schools and the Students receive for participating in this seemingly harmless "contest"? Well Cash and Prizes of course:

"Schools select another school or small group of schools in their local area and form a local competition based on home energy savings. If a school cannot find another school to compete against, it may organize an internal competition between students in particular grades, classes or other grouping. Competitions (the group of schools or classes within a school that make up the local competition) in each of 11 regions of the U.S. compete for $102,000 in cash prizes and special recognition by the Department of Energy and the National Science Teachers Association; winning projects will be based on student participation rates, energy savings, and the overall creativity and quality of the participating local competition."

As the paragraphs describe above the "contest" is made up of two segments. During the first segment, students will collect 3 months worth of actual energy usage data:

"3 months of individual home energy use data within a four-month time span and compare it to the data for the same three-month period of the previous year. Teachers will work with students to collect and analyze the data with the goal of learning about energy conservation and reducing their energy use. Participants must collect actual (not estimated) energy use data from their utility records."

The second segment of the "contest" consists of an online test for kids to take:

"The Energy Fitness Award, the second segment of the Challenge, focuses directly on individual and classroom knowledge about energy. This online component is a separate educational activity; students can participate at any time and can return to play multiple times. Successful demonstration of a student's energy knowledge will be recognized with an Energy Fitness Award. The online system will provide a platform for students to complete quizzes individually and engage in additional activities as a class if they wish. Each student who successfully completes the Energy Fitness Award quiz will receive an Energy Fitness Badge. Schools and/or classrooms with exemplary participation in this activity will earn additional prize."

Sounds relatively harmless so far right? Well here is where it gets scary.

As apart of the "Energy Fitness Award" segment, Teachers will be given a "toolkit" that will help the students get ready for the online test. The DOE encourages that Teachers combine this "toolkit", and the "National Education Standards", so that they can "Integrate" the National Energy Fitness Award into their Curriculum:

"By following national education standards, you can integrate the National Energy Fitness Award into your curriculum. Looking for ideas for how to integrate the Award and energy efficiency into your lesson plan? Visit DOE's education portal to find lesson plans and educational materials."

What type of Lesson Plans and Educational Materials does the DOE provide?

Well, ones that push Global Warming of course.

According to the lesson plan for grades K-8 titled: "Comparing Light Bulbs", there are too many green house gas emissions:

"Too many greenhouse gas emissions are collecting in our earth’s atmosphere and are causing our climate to change. People at any age can help by using less energy. In this exercise, students will use a light to demonstrate the difference between being energy-efficient and energy-wasteful, and learn what energy efficiency means. After the lesson, they should be able to discuss the following:

x How does using less energy help our environment?

x Do compact fluorescent light bulbs and standard light bulbs create the same amount of light?

x How do you know if one light bulb is more efficient than another light bulb?

x What is one way we can save energy at home?

x Brainstorm: What are other ways we can save energy?

Background:

We have all heard about global climate change and know that it is a challenge facing our world. Most people don’t know that the average home is responsible for twice as many greenhouse gas emissions as the average car. Most of the electricity we use at home comes from burning fossil fuels like coal and oil, which releases greenhouse gas emissions into our earth’s atmosphere. What this means is that we can each play a role in reducing these emissions by using energy more efficiently."

The first paragraph above also appears in other Lesson plans for Grades 5-8 and 9-12 titled "Energy Efficient Ambassadors"..

In another lesson plan for Grades 9-12 titled: "Creating Bio Diesel and Mitigating Waste", students learn what the benefits are to using Bio Fuel:

"Fuel made from waste fryer grease has the following benefits when compared to petroleum diesel:

 Using a waste product as an energy source

 Cleaner burning: lower in soot, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and carcinogens

 Lower in sulfur compounds: does not contribute to acid rain

 Significant carbon dioxide reductions: less impact on global climate change"

But in the Quiz for Grades 9-12 titled: "Energy Awareness Quiz", all attempts to hide the Global Warming Agenda go out the window.

Here are the instructions given to the teachers when conducting this quiz:

"PROCEDURE

1.Distribute the Energy Awareness Quiz.

2.Have students take the quiz and discuss the correct answers given below. Ask them what answers they disagree with and what answers surprise them.

3.Tell students that the environmental problem that gets the most attention these days is global warming and the green­ house effect. Ask students to list ways that everyone con­tributes to the amount of carbon dioxide and other green­ house gases entering the atmosphere.

4.Have students complete How Much CO2 Do You Spew? Debrief with the following questions:

a.What changes, if any, would students consider making in their consumption habits after doing this activity?

b.What statements can students make about our consump­tion and GHG production as compared with other coun­tries? (It is much higher than most countries’.)

c.Which energy topics would students like to find out more about?"

This quiz goes as far as to say that Global Warming is a "fact" and goes on to use scare tactics to get kids to fall in line with the idea of reducing their Co2 output:

"Global warming has been a source of controversy within the scientific community for many years. After many investigations, it is now well-documented and accepted as fact....

Sometimes things like the greenhouse effect seem far away—the same as troubles in the oil-rich countries of the Middle East (they presently, but not always, sell us all the oil we can pay for).

Just like waste dumped at sea, these problems eventually come home—proving one of Murphy’s laws, that “What goes around, comes around.” Eventually we all must pay the costs.

So how much CO2 do you contribute to the greenhouse effect? This is your “CO2 Quotient.”

Here’s how to figure it out.

Your answer may shock you, but it should help you to see that lowering your CO2 quotient is necessary to your very survival. It seems with this problem, only two outcomes are possible: a big win or an even bigger loss.
"

This "Quiz" then goes on to ask the students if it's "fair" for one country to create more CO2 than other countries. It even brings up the Kyoto Protocol:

"For a larger point-of-view, consider that the world is currently releasing 20 billion metric tons of CO2 each year. Some experts believe that it will require slashing that figure in half to 10 billion tons to stabilize the climate. Because there are 6.5 billion people on Earth at present, each person’s rightful share of CO2 emissions is about 1.5 metric tons (1500 kg) annually. Do you think that some countries have the right to contribute more greenhouse gases than other countries?

Why or why not?

What do you think about the Kyoto Protocol?"

And finally, you knew that the "Quiz" had to be designed to throw doubt into the student's minds about those who claim Global Warming isn't real:

"It is now commonly accepted that global warming is occurring. Debate now centers around on how much humans are influencing global climatic cycles. What biases may cause scientists to interpret the same data in different ways? Consider whom scientists work for and where their funding comes from."

Now after reading all of this you may ask your self Why?.... Why would the DOE use this contest to indoctrinate your kids into believing Global Warming besides the obvious answer of just brainwashing your kids?

Well according to a Lesson Plan for Grades 5-8 titled: "Energy Efficiency at Home -- An Interdisciplinary Module for Energy Education", it's so that your kids can pressure you into believing in Global Warming and force you to change your habits:

"Ask students if they feel they can successfully convince their parents to use energy more efficiently.

What approaches do students think would be most successful in changing their parent's behaviors?"

How will the DOE help your kids to change your minds and make sure your behavior is acceptable and up to Government Standards?

One of the ways is by becoming little Government Energy Inspectors and doing "Energy Audits" on your Home.

According to the Lesson Plan titled : "Take the Energy Action Challenge". This lesson plan provides the students with a list of questions that they are to ask their parents about their Home and Workplace. Some of the questions asked in this very long and intrusive questionnaire are:

2. Are the exterior walls and roof a light color to help keep the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer?
10. Is the backside of papers used for scratch paper?
14. Is the thermostat for heating set at 68 °F (20 °C) or lower?
15. Is the thermostat for air conditioning set at 78 °F (25.6 °C) or higher?
27. Is the refrigerator opened and closed quickly?
29. Are quick showers taken instead of baths?
32. Are carpools used for work and family activities?
33. Do family members walk or ride a bike when possible?
38. Are dishes washed in the dishwasher allowed to air dry?
39. Are my vehicle tires properly inflated so they will last longer?
40. Do I use alternative or public transportation when possible?

As you can see, the Obama Administration, through the Department of Energy, is using a "contest" to indoctrinate your kids into becoming Global Warming Zombies with the mission of pressuring You, their parents, into changing your Energy Usage behavior so that it's conforms to Approved Government Standards.

I guess the Obama Administration knew they couldn't post a Federal "Green Police" Officer in your home to Monitor your Energy Use...

So they decided to utilize a 'Scam' School "Contest" in order to make your Child one instead.


How Do You Like that "Change"?

UPDATE

Funny how the Obama Administration is also using the Department of the Interior to create the 21st Century Youth Conservation Corps which was designed to do the same thing as the Department of Energy's School "Contest". Both programs indoctrinate our kids into believing in Global Warming.....

Hmmm I think I see a trend....

UPDATE 2

Energy Secretary Chu was caught on video talking about how he (The Department of Energy) could use Children to influence their parents in order to make them change their behavior when it came to energy usage. Here is the Video:



Well at least Energy Secretary Chu is consistent....

And he did say he was going to use your Children to get to you.. and he is....

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