Stop your embarrassing screeching, alarmists: Obama DIDN’T BAN ammonium nitrate
He simply used an executive order that empowers the federal government to take “additional measures [...] by executive departments and agencies (agencies) with regulatory authority to further improve chemical facility safety and security in coordination with owners and operators.” (See Sec. 1 of E.O.)
And to do so, he created a new bureaucratic working group, the “Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group,” under the control of DHS, EPA, and the Department of Labor.
– Who will determine who and what ammonium nitrate can be purchased by and used for. And stick that info into a database, along with all the Google info, the NSA info, the IRS info, and the health care info.
Because, like pressure cookers and backpacks — along with gasoline and matches and black powder and aerosol cans and other such things, like wires and contacts and batteries and egg timers, etc, evil inventions of putrid capitalists, all. — commercial ammonium nitrate, the fertilizer that makes farming affordable and, yes, largely viable and successful, can also be used by unscrupulous people to make bombs.
And the President is very concerned about potential terrorist violence — so much so that he wants to make it more difficult to obtain the farming staple. Though that whole Benghazi thing? Can’t we all just get over that already?
Obama cares. And it’s not like the EPA, DHS, or the Labor department would ever use a vague, largely open-ended mandate about “safety monitoring” to hassle farmers, frustrate their efforts to grow crops, assess punitive damages against them, watch them with drones, etc. — in an effort to kill off small farms and take a controlling interest, through cronies, in the food supply.
Honestly, that’s absurd. And those black helicopters you keep insisting you’re seeing? Are really just huge ravens.
Which you fear. Because they are black. And you want them to fail.