Democrats Want To Know Who Will Profit From Keystone Pipeline

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The worst kept secret in America is that the Democrats do not want the Keystone Pipeline to go forward. The reasons they use as an excuse for their resistance to Keystone escape anyone with a modicum of common sense. They publicly worry about the possibility of a spill from the pipeline causing an environmental disaster. The statistics I was able to find suggest that there are somewhere around 2.5 million miles of pipeline throughout the United States. Not all of these transport crude oil, with some carrying natural gas and other types of fuel. Do accidents happen? Most certainly they do. Does that mean we should not build the Keystone Pipeline to take advantage of the tar sands oil in Canada? Most certainly not. To make that leap of logic, one would also have to stop building cars because people have accidents in them. The list of examples that apply could go on for quite a few paragraphs, but I think you get the idea.

But, with the Democrats desperate to stop Keystone, they are using every excuse they can manufacture to put on the brakes. With the Republicans in charge in Congress making it known they will pass a bill approving the final construction of Keystone to go forward, they are getting even more desperate. Even though President Obama is sure to veto the bill, his friends in Congress want to keep him from having to make that very public choice. Therefore, they have been offering amendments to the Senate bill that will approve Keystone. I found two of those amendments to be unusual, but not so much surprising.

Fox News – Among the Democratic amendments killed by the Senate was a proposal to put an 8 cent fee on every barrel of oil which would move through the pipeline and also require financial disclosure of those who benefit from the tar sands project in Canada.

Okay, so the Republicans in the Senate were able to kill the amendments. That’s a good thing. But it begs the questions to be asked. Why single Keystone out to tax the oil that passes through it? Yes, I know they call it a fee, but that’s just a tax in disguise. Just to give you an idea of the revenue that would raise, every 1 million barrels would $80,000. You can see that would grow exponentially as more oil flowed from Canada.

To the other amendment that was killed, which is what prompted me to write this post, why is it so important for the Democrats to know who will profit from the tar sands oil being pumped south to Texas? I thought that’s how this country is supposed to work. If you see a particular product or service that you are interested in furthering, and you have the money to back that particular venture, then you are free to invest to your heart’s content. To the liberals in America who seem to miss the point, making a profit is the point of the entire process. Making said profit is not an evil deed.

Are the Democrats so worried that someone will make a dollar besides their liberal friends in the alternative or green energy sectors? Or do they just have a particular dislike of all things related to the oil and gas? They clearly embrace the jobs that are supposedly being created in the green energy fields. In contrast, they shy away from the jobs that the Keystone Pipeline will create. It appears to me their priorities are fairly clear.

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Uncle Sam Keeping Gas Above $2/Gallon In Most States

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Hat/Tip to Joseph Rossell at Newsbusters.

You can thank you state and federal government for the fact that most of America is still paying more than two bucks a gallon for gasoline.

Subtracting state and federal taxes and fees on gasoline, the price of a gallon of gas would fall below $2 in 29 states, according to data published by the American Petroleum Institute in October 2014, and by AAA. AAA said the national average for gas dropped to $2.394 per gallon on Dec. 22. while the average state and federal gas taxes and fees averaged a whopping 49.28 cents-per-gallon, or more than 20 percent of the total price.

Of course you won’t hear about those taxes on the evening news broadcasts.

Those gas taxes, which are hidden by being incorporated into the pump price of gasoline, also went unmentioned by the broadcast network evening shows from Sept. 29 to Dec. 21.

And in typical Utopian, knee-jerk, Liberal fashion, we can NEVER have enough taxes…

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Falling prices have been good news and economic “stimulus” for drivers and retailers, yet some liberals have already started calling to raise gas taxes even higher — right now, so that consumers won’t feel it. The New American said on Dec. 17, that 67 percent of Americans oppose raising the federal gas tax. According to The Tax Foundation, the federal excise tax on gasoline is 18.4 cents-a-gallon.

Howard Gleckman, a Forbes contributor and a resident fellow at The Urban Institute, said on Nov. 11, that this was “a perfect opportunity to raise the gas tax,” because consumers “would barely notice if they had to pay a bit more now at the pump.”

CBS’s “60 Minutes” also promoted calls for higher taxes in a 14-minute segment on Nov. 23, by interviewing five people in favor of increased funding for transportation and no opponents. That night, Ray LaHood, former Secretary of Transportation, told correspondent Steve Kroft that “politicians in Washington” lacked the “political courage” to raise taxes and improve infrastructure.

Another former politician, CNBC’s “On the Money” Dec. 5, Democrat Ed Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania, said it was time to raise the gas tax in a Dec. 5, CNBC “On the Money” interview.

Rendell claimed, “Our infrastructure’s crumbling. Our roads and our bridges are in dangerous condition and it actually will save people money.” 

Read the full story here.

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Falling Oil/Gasoline Prices: Winners and Losers and What You Can Do With The Money You Save At The Pump

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In the Asylum Watch post last Sunday, we talked about how the chaos President Obama has inflicted on Syria and Iraq has to do who gets to control the flow of oil and gas from that region and a secret deal between the US and Saudi Arabia. In exchange for US efforts at regime change in Syria, the Saudis have agreed to increase oil production at a time of over supply and keep oil prices down for a year or two. The speculation is that this secret deal is designed to put pressure on Iran and Russia to behave themselves and to ensure that it is America’s friends who eventually will get to control the flow of oil and gas from the region. Well, so far the Saudis are living up to their side of the bargain. Oil prices are way down and you should be enjoying lower gas gasoline prices for the next year or so.

Winners and Losers

It’s probably too late for the Democrats to benefit from the lower price at the pump in the upcoming mid-term elections. Quick Draw Barry was a tad slow, apparently. But, with energy prices falling, consumers everywhere will be the big winners. No doubt the good folks in Europe, where their economies are in serious decline and Russia is threatening to cut back on their gas supplies, are breathing a sigh of relief, with winter breathing down their necks. All the SUV drivers in America are smiling, I’m sure.

Whether or not the powers that be realize the results they want from Iran and Russia, these dramatically lower prices are definitely going to hurt their economies. I read somewhere recently that Iran needs a price of around $117 per barrel to break even with their nation government spending levels. Russia will be feeling the pinch, as well. Of course, there are other countries that are heavily dependent on the revenues from their oil exports. Iraq, Libya, Mexico, Norway, and the socialist paradise where I live come to mind. Here in the 21st Century Socialist State, the government has been milking their cash cow for all she is worth for fourteen years, while keeping her on a very meager diet. Most of the oil produced here is what is called “extra heavy”. In the past, there was enough production of “light” oil to mix with the “extra heavy” to make it marketable. But, light oil production has been on the decline and the government is now buying oil at market prices from Algeria and Russia to mix with the “extra  heavy” and now this Socialist Republic needs a price close to $200 per barrel to cover the spending level to which government is addicted. The cost to refine oil produced here is currently priced at $77 per barrel. That’s a long ways from $200. You can see, I hope, that this government will only be able to stay in power through even more repression. So, dear friends, keep this humble observer of the asylum in which we all have to live in your thoughts as things continue to spin out of control down here.

America will have its losers, too. Ironically, America’s oil boom of the last several years has been due the huge increase in production of “shale oil” and the use of fracking and horizontal drilling technologies and, due to its higher cost of production, it is oil shale companies that will get hit hard.

What  To Do With The Money You Save At The Gas Pump?

The Federal Reserve lap dogs at CNBC have some patriotic advise for you.

I say spend, spend, spend those pennies you’re saving while gassing up the F-150. And, according to Moody’s, you should have a lot of dough to play with.

I have to wonder if the author, Todd Schoenberger, of the CNBC article will be charged with plagiarizing form Janet Yellen’s (Fed Chiairperson) recent speeches. Ms. Yellen, you see, thinks you all have been very unpatriotic during this “Recovery of No Recovery” by refusing to go deeper in debt and spending that borrowed money on ever more consumption. So, the message is clear. It is your patriotic duty to take this gift from Saudi Arabia and spend, spend, spend! Don’t you dare think of saving more or of paying down some of your current debts. That would be unpatriotic of you!

By the way, the New York Times, has an idea for how you can spend your windfall. They are offering you a chance to go on an exotic tour with one of their journalist. ( No doubt to boost their sagging bottom line.) For only $6,995, you can travel with foreign correspondent Elaine Sciolino to _ are you ready for this? _ Iran! The tour, to a country with whom the US has no diplomatic relations and is in fact placing economic sanctions on the country, is being billed as a chance to “discover the ancient secrets of Persia.” I’m sure you would go with the blessings of our Muslim -In-Chief, Barack Obama. That’s patriotism for you!

I suspect that Ms. Yellen and her lap dogs will see their Christmas wish come true, right?

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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Good News At The Pump Thanks To Those Greedy Saudis

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Some of you are old enough to remember the occasional gas price wars in the 50’s and 60’s, where gas stations would change their prices several times a day, with prices falling from the normal 23 ¢ to 16 ¢ per gallon. Well, you will never see those prices again, but we are seeing oil prices fall on world markets and there is some hope this trend will continue for a while. You can thank American ingenuity in fracking technology and Saudi Arabian greed.

With US oil production approaching that of Saudi Arabia thanks to the use of fracking technology for oil and natural gas production there has been an over-supply of oil in recent months. Typically, Saudi Arabia, the largest producer among the OPEC countries would orchestrate a reduction in the quotas for each member country. Not this time, according to CNBC. The Saudis have never minded lowering production before as log as they continued to maintain their market share. But, with US production rising in leaps and bounds, the Saudis are losing market share and they don’t like that.

But Commerzbank analysts said ” OPEC appears to be gearing up for a price war.”

In a note, they said Saudi prices are getting close to levels of the 2008-09 economic crisis. “Such measures give rise to doubts about OPEC’s longstanding strategy of striving above all for price stability,” they wrote. “We therefore do not expect prices to stabilize until this impression disappears and OPEC returns to coordinated production cuts.”

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“I think we’re going to see the low $80s fairly quickly from here if there’s no supply response from OPEC,” Kilduff said. “Peak winter demand season is upon us, and it could bail them out. Brent will likely head to the low $80s. If the winter cooperates even slightly I would look for the price action to bottom around January.”

So, smile America! This winter you should enjoy lower energy prices. Europeans are no doubting breathing a sigh of relief as the sanctions against Russia for daring to support freedom of choice in Ukraine could have resulted in Russia cutting back on their gas supplies this winter. But, with lower oil prices, Russia will be hurting and will need to sell all the energy they can to whomever they can.

No doubt our narcissistic President will claim credit for the lower energy prices, although we know the increased production in the US has occurred in spite of his efforts to cripple America’s energy companies.

Only slightly off topic is this interesting article at Zero Hedge.  America often is hammered by the governments like the one I live in for consuming a disproportionate amount of the world’s oil production I recall a few years ago when oil prices had surged to $140 per barrel the president here (now deceased)  said something to the effect of: ” Americans make up just 5 percent of the global population, they use 20 percent of its energy. We’ll see how the imperialist yankees like it when oil goes to over $200 per barrel.” He was an idiot and now he is a dead idiot. Sadly, he was replaced by an even bigger idiot. Anyway, you might be interested in know that of the top ten energy consumption per capita nations, the US ranks number nine. The eight that surpass America may surprise you. They are, according to the ZH article:

  1. Iceland – 18,774 kg.
  2. Qatar – 17,418 kg.
  3. Trinidad and Tobago – 15,691 kg.
  4. Kuwait – 10,408 kg.
  5. Brunei – 9,427 kg.
  6. Luxembourg – 7,684 kg.
  7. United Arab Emirates – 7,407 kg.
  8. Canada – 7,333 kg.
  9. United States – 6,793 kg.

Check out the short ZH article to learn some the interesting reasons these countries consume so much energy per person.

So, enjoy your lower energy prices while they last. Keep in mind, however, there is another contributing factor behind these lower oil prices and that is lower economic growth world-wide, which does not bode well for the future.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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Superconductors From Cigarette Butts?

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Who knew that Mr. Butts (pictured here) was the secret ingredient to superconductors?  According to some South Korean researchers, however, a smoker’s ashtray might be a potential power source…

Researchers at Seoul’s National University recently outlined how they converted used cigarette filters into a material capable of storing energy that could power anything from pacemakers to electric cars.

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The scientific team presented their evidence this week in the journal Nanotechnology, explaining that the cigarette filters are composed mainly of cellulose acetate fibers that can be transformed high-performing carbon-based material using a simple one-step process, according to Reuters.

Cigarette filters and are considered toxic and a risk to the environment, instead the researchers want to employ this process to provide a win-win solution.

“Our study has shown that used cigarette filters can be transformed into a high-performing carbon-based material using a simple one-step process, which simultaneously offers a green solution to meeting the energy demands of society,” Jongheop Yi, professor and study co-author said.

To clarify, a superconductors do not create energy, but can store or conduct it with little to no loss.  The quest for such substances has been considered a Holy Grail of sorts.

If it’s successful, however, I’m sure that the government will ban it.  Such a discovery would interfere with the environmental movements efforts to return us to more primitive way of life.

 

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Coal Miner Gives Heartfelt Testimony Regarding Obama’s EPA Policies

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Obama promised that he would put coal fired power plants out of business.  Obama promised that his policies would make make electric bills “skyrocket.”  As we face potential energy shortages and even possible brownouts/blackouts due to Obama’s policies, coal miners are looking forward to a bleak future as well.  Here is video of a miner making a rather humble and heartfelt comment a a public hearing.

 


When Obama kills the industry that uses much of the coal mined, it puts the coal miners in a precarious position. But, of course, the Obama administration doesn’t care a bit about the miners, other than the fact that it drives more and more of them into dependency on the government.  I do have to ask some questions though…

Did the United Mine Workers Union endorse Obama?

Did the United Mine Workers give campaign dollars to the democrats that support Obama’s job killing policies?

And now, they’re going to take Obama to task for doing what he promised to do in the first place?

And, come to think of it, why does Obama only keep promises that wreck people’s lives?

I know, the typical leftist, having no facts in his or her arsenal, will resort to insults, but in the meantime, they’ll put this man out of work, impoverish his family, and blame it on someone else-probably Bush.

And the sheeple will bleat compliantly.

I can only hope that more and more people wake up to this, but previous experience tells me that it’s wishful thinking.

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Another Bypass on the Keystone XL Pipeline, but this time it’s Congress’ turn

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Despite the empty rhetoric of President Obama about the Keystone XL Pipeline, it looks like he is never going to green light it. Oh he may have “fast-tracked” portions that had already been approved, but in totality, he will never sign its approval.

The Rolling Stone Magazine recently reported, “…the president is likely to announce his decision on the northern leg of the Keystone XL, the hugely controversial 1,179-mile-long pipeline that would bring tar-sands

oil down from Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries. Although no final decision has been made, two high-level sources in the Obama administration told me recently that the president has all but decided to deny the permit for the pipeline…”

Rolling Stone Magazine goes on to say how this will “light up” Democratic voters and donors, but that rhetoric just doesn’t play well in the real world. The author, Jeff Goodell, is letting his religious climate change views skew his logic. In the real world, people need jobs, and the country needs hydrocarbon energy. But then Mr. Goodell believes that man is causing Global Climate Warming Change – or whatever they’re calling it these days, and it would seem that even Obama’s supporters are very close to no longer being on board.

The Obama administration’s latest Keystone XL delay is having an unintended consequence: the revival of the effort in Congress to circumvent the White House by forcing approval of the project.

While a plurality of U.S. senators are on record supporting Keystone, no bill relating to the pipeline other than a non- binding resolution has passed in the chamber. That’s because some Democrats who back it haven’t wanted to usurp President Barack Obama’s authority to make the final call.

“We’ll have to start counting noses again,” first-term Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a North Dakota Democrat, said after the State Department said last week it was again delaying a recommendation on the project.

“Now that this process has taken a turn for the worse, I think we need to have those discussions again.”

Forcing approval remains a heavy lift — backers acknowledge that they still are a few votes short of the 60 needed to advance a bill in the 100-member Senate. It would require two-thirds of the Senate — or 67 members — to override an almost certain presidential veto. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in charge of the agenda and a pipeline foe, has declined to bring up legislation that would bypass Obama on Keystone.

Isn’t it ironic that Obama, who promised to change Washington and reach out to the “folks on the other side of the aisle,” is finally getting some bipartisanship action in Congress? Too bad for him that it is bipartisan disagreement with him.

Senator John Hoeven, a North Dakota Republican, said supporters are determined to try. His office has reached out to Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, a Democratic backer of the project and the chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, to plot a strategy once members return next week from a two-week break.

“There is going to be a strong push,” to advance a bill, Hoeven said.

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has already passed similar measures by broad majorities.

Of course, Dirty Harry can always be counted on to proved cover for President Obama.

Democrats Michael Bennet of Colorado, Tom Carper and Chris Coons of Delaware, Tim Johnson of South Dakota, Bill Nelson of Florida and Mark Warner all voted in favor of Keystone when it didn’t matter and opposed taking the decision out of Obama’s hands. Supporters would probably target those Senate Democrats.

Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, said Reid probably won’t let it get that far, blocking the Senate from voting on anything at odds with the president on Keystone.

“I think he’ll block as much as possible because he doesn’t want to send anything on this to the president, even though there’s wide bipartisan support for getting this done,” Stewart said.

Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson didn’t respond to a request for comment on whether the senator would permit a vote on such a measure. Reid has said he opposes Keystone.

How far will this go? Who knows? Maybe when enough Democrats begin to fear for their jobs, well, maybe then we’ll see Obama forced to veto the pipeline for real.

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The Navy Can Make Their Own Fuel Using Sea Water!

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In a recent announcement, the Navy disclosed that they now have the means to create it’s own fuel, using seawater.  Yahoo News has more…

The US Navy believes it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades: how to take seawater and use it as fuel.

The development of a liquid hydrocarbon fuel is being hailed as “a game-changer” because it would signficantly shorten the supply chain, a weak link that makes any force easier to attack.

The US has a fleet of 15 military oil tankers, and only aircraft carriers and some submarines are equipped with nuclear propulsion.

All other vessels must frequently abandon their mission for a few hours to navigate in parallel with the tanker, a delicate operation, especially in bad weather.

The ultimate goal is to eventually get away from the dependence on oil altogether, which would also mean the navy is no longer hostage to potential shortages of oil or fluctuations in its cost.

Vice Admiral Philip Cullom declared: “It’s a huge milestone for us.”

Get over to Yahoo to see the rest.  At any rate, it makes the US Navy able to operate; independent of foreign oil.  In that event, how long before Obama orders it stopped?

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Crises Response by Two Presidents: A Look Back

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As we head into the new year, with an eye on the upcoming, all-important mid-term elections, let’s take a look back at how two different presidents handled a crisis, shall we? These events are separate; each having their own hurdles and problems, but both tied to the same geographic area.

On one hand, we have President George W. Bush and one of the major crises of his administration – that would be Hurricane Katrina. And on the other, we have President Barack H. Obama and his response to the Gulf Oil Spill.

On April 20, 2010 the deep water oil platform, Deepwater Horizon suffers an explosion so intense that the 11 rig workers bodies were never recovered. For two days the platform burns and on the 22nd, another explosion sends the platform to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. At this point, thousands of gallons of crude oil are spilling into the gulf each day. President Obama waits nine days from the first explosion to even make a public statement about the disaster. He pledges “every single available resource” to respond to this emergency. In total, he waits an astonishing 12 days to even tour the affected areas. He won’t see the area again until over a month after the original explosion, when he visits again on May 28, 2010.

Backtrack to 2007 and then candidate Obama said, of the Bush administration’s response to Katrina: “Part of the problem, I’ll be honest with you, I just don’t think there is a sense of urgency in the White House, where the president is cracking the whip, day in, day out, and saying, ‘Why is it that we’re not getting this done?'” Obama said.

Continuing on with President Obama’s response to the Gulf Oil Spill, President Obama denied the offered help from the Dutch government who made available the latest in oil skimming technology, citing the Jones Act. It is interesting to note that President Bush issued a temporary waiver of the Jones Act following Katrina – despite having received campaign donations from the Seafarer’s International Union in 2000 and 2004.

In little more than one month since the first explosion, President Obama engaged in a week of vacation, several fundraisers, several campaign events, attended 7 sporting events and played over a half dozen rounds of golf. Let’s just remind President Obama of candidate Obama’s words, “I’ll be honest with you, I just don’t think there is a sense of urgency in the White House, where the president is cracking the whip, day in, day out, and saying, ‘Why is it that we’re not getting this done?”

Almost 45 days into the Gulf Oil Spill, President Obama sends Attorney General Eric Holder and a team of Justice Department lawyers down to the gulf area. On day 58 of the disaster, President Obama assigns a “Blue Ribbon” panel to investigate the causes of the BP Gulf Oil Spill. He also tells the Today Show that he wants to know, “…whose ass to kick.”

By July 15, 2010 BP announces that it has capped the well and the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico has been stopped.

Now let’s shift our focus back to August of 2005 when Hurricane Katrina tore into the gulf region of the United States, leaving death and destruction in its’ wake.

President Bush was already on a working vacation at his ranch in Texas. He flew over the area ravaged by Katrina, deciding that landing Air Force One, which would necessitate shutting down the New Orleans or Baton Rouge airports, would hamper rescue efforts. He actually cut his “vacation” short to fly back to DC to coordinate the federal response.

It is worth noting that Bush faced tough opposition from New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and then Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco. Both were contacted by the National Hurricane Center and urged to put evacuation plans into motion. Both Nagin and Blanco decided not to. In fact, President Bush declared the areas affected by Katrina a national disaster area BEFORE Blanco did on a state level. He did this to facilitate advanced preparations.

Donna Brazile, a pundit that works for CNN and is a former Vice Chairwoman for voter registration for the Democratic National Committee, has been known to be a harsh critic of President Bush. However, she wrote an article titled, “Brazile: Bush Came Through on Katrina,” about her experience with President Bush during her work on the Lousiana State Commission overseeing the long-term recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

She wrote, “George W. Bush was good as his word. He visited the Gulf States 17 times; went 13 times to New Orleans. Laura Bush made 24 trips. Bush saw that $126 billion in aid was sent to the Gulf’s residents, as some members of his own party in Congress balked. Bush put a special emphasis on rebuilding schools and universities. He didn’t forget African-Americans: Bush provided $400 million to the historically black colleges, now integrated, that remain a pride, and magnet for African-American students. Laura Bush, a librarian, saw to it that thousands of books ruined by the floods were replaced. To this day, there are many local libraries with tributes devoted to her efforts.”

And speaking of Bush being as good as his word, as it relates to the Katrina recovery, President Bush signed the following seven acts into law:

*     Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act to Meet Immediate Needs Arising From the Consequences of Hurricane Katrina

*     Second Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act to Meet Immediate Needs Arising From the Consequences of Hurricane Katrina

*     2005 Flexibility for Displaced Workers Act

*     Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005

*     QI, TMA, and Abstinence Programs Extension

*     the Hurricane Katrina Unemployment Relief Act of 2005

*     the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005

Oh, and the number of acts President Obama has signed into law as relates to the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

Zero.

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Oil Production In America Setting Records In Spite of Obama and His Green Marxist Friends

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It’s not easy finding good news to report on these days. But, I did manage to find some that you may have missed. In spite of President Obama bowing to every wish of his environmental extremist supporters to kill oil and gas production in America and to force Americans to pay ever-increasing costs for energy, the private sector has been going gang busters on private lands. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that America is the world’s largest producer of petroleum liquids for the eight straight month. This EIA graph comparing US production to that od Saudi Arabia was lifted from an article at the American Enterprise Institute.

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That is pretty impressive! And yes, Mr. President, the private sector did do that. They did develop the fracking and horizontal drilling technology that made this happen.

Imagine where we might be in oil and gas production if it wasn’t declining on federal lands due to Obama policies. Shameful! But it is not just the federal government that is hindering US oil and gas production from reaching its full potential. The People’s Socialist Republic of California is sitting on top of the huge Monterey shale deposit (supposedly four times bigger than the Bakken deposit in North Dakota), but the green weenies of California do not want it developed.

Imagine what America would be capable of if our government(s) put America ahead of their socialist agendas.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

Original Post:  Asylum Watch

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Obama Tells Africans to Live in Thatch Huts

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In the name of fighting Global Cooling Global Warming Climate Change The Big Lie, US President Barak Obama informed an audience in Africa that they can n0t be allowed to develop, lest the “planet will boil over.”  

CNS News reported:

President Barack Obama said at a town hall event in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday that unless we find new way of producing energy “the planet will boil over” if people in Africa are allowed to attain air conditioning, automobiles and big houses.

“Ultimately, if you think about all the youth that everybody has mentioned here in Africa, if everybody is raising living standards to the point where everybody has got a car and everybody has got air conditioning, and everybody has got a big house, well,the planet will boil over — unless we find new ways of producing energy.”

Could you imagine the reaction if President Bush had said this?

Obama is such a racist!

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Is Obama Going to End Coal?

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Is Obama going to end the use of coal?  It’s very possible, if you take a look at the following, from the Independent Sentinel…

Obama is at war with fossil fuels and his first key battle is against coal, which provides 45% of the electricity in the United States. Obama has succeeded at making it impossible to build new coal plants and he is about to close existing plants.

Last year the EPA passed stringent carbon emissions standards on coal plants that prevented the building of any new coal-fired facilities in the United States. Some of the worst rules, delayed until this year, will increase standards on existing plants so that they are deliberately unattainable – the goal is to close existing plants.

Many existing plants will have no choice but to shut down as opposed to upgrading quickly because they won’t be able to make a profit. If they attempt to meet the standards, the EPA will only continue to throw more rules at them.

I recall the intent of the last paragraph well.  I grew up in SW PA, so the news came from Pittsburgh.  In the Summer, on hot, humid days, we had “Ozone Action Days,” when to prevent Ozone creation, people were advised to cut back on cutting grass, and other terrible polluting activities.  Of course, as time wore on, there were  less and less Ozone Action Days. So then, to make the Ozone Action Days relevant, the standard for calling those events were  lowered, so there would be more Ozone Action Days.  The same thing will happen here with coal.  Even if some coal fired plants meet the initial regulations, the EPA would keep changing the regs until all of them succumbed.  Where does that leave us?  President Obama said what he wanted…

For once , it appears that Obama made a promise he’s actually trying to keep.

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Al-Qaeda’s Favorite Pressure Cooker Recipes

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Food for your soul.  And it kills Jews too!

Food for your soul. And it kills Jews too!

Greetings fellow militants in the struggle against imperialism, Zionism and the Great Satan!  We hope you had a great year.  You know, being a member of Al-Qaeda is more than shootings, bombings and suicide attacks.  There are cookouts and family events too.  We like to think of ourselves as a social club.  Without Jews, of course.

In response to our question in last month’s newsletter asking what your favorite pressure cooker recipes are, many of our operatives throughout the world have sent in many tasty and easy to make food dishes.  We now present the editor’s choices.

Remember the old Al-qaeda saying:  Pressure cookers – good for fun, good for killing Jews.

Legal note:  All recipes void where prohibited by infidel law.

New England Nails and Clambake

Pour water in six quart pressure cooker.  Add bay leaf, herbs and garlic.  Season with salt, pepper and nails.  Don’t be stingy with the nails! Place thinly sliced butter over the tops of nails.    Add corn on the cob.  Close pressure cooker securely.  Shake pressure cooker to distribute nails evenly.  Drop pressure cooker in crowd.  Run.

Sweet ‘n Sour Chicken and Ball Bearings

Heat oil in pressure cooker.  Brown chicken a few pieces at a time.  Return chicken to pressure cooker.  Add celery and green pepper.  Combine pineapple juice, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and ketchup.  Note:  Some recipes call for a dash of Jew blood but this is up to the individual operative, naturally.  Add ball bearings.  Cook for eight minutes.  Rotate pressure cooker to distribute ball bearings.  Drop pressure cooker in crowd.  Run.  Note:  The infidel is tricky.  Try not to drop pressure cooker in area with security cameras as this could lead to your capture.

Chili and Nails

Heat pressure cooker and brown ground meat, onion, green peppers and nails.  In this recipe Jew blood is not optional and must be added before closing pressure cooker.  To get Jew blood we suggest hanging out in areas where Jews congregate such as banks (Jews bankers!)  Close cover securely.  Cook for five minutes, rotating pressure cooker to distribute nails evenly.  Drop pressure cooker in crowd.  We suggest wearing a t shirt that says “Not Chechen terrorist” so that you blend in with the infidel.  Run.

Spare Ribs with Barbeque Sauce and Ball Bearings

This recipe points out the decadence of the infidel.  Imagine having spare ribs!  Allah has given us only the ribs we need.  But the Jew and the Great Satan have extras apparently.  This is why they will crumble before the prophet!

Season ribs with salt, pepper, paprika and ball bearings.  Pour vegetable oil and a dash of Jew blood into pressure cooker.  Close cover securely.  Cook for 15 minutes, rotating pressure cooker to distribute ball bearings.  Drop pressure cooker in crowd.  Run.  Note:  The cagey infidel might be suspicious of your backpack.  If approached by their police ask them why they are prejudiced and harassing a person of color.   Tell them that you saw a “teabagger” a block away.  The policeman will apologize and run to arrest the teabagger.

Once again we would like to thank all of our operatives for sending in their favorite pressure cooker recipes.  So let’s keep cooking and killing Jews!

In next month’s newsletter we want to know your favorite places to hideout when you are the object of a nationwide manhunt.  Boats, sewers or college campuses?  Send in your comments and recommendations.

We look forward to hearing from you!

And remember, let’s be safe out there*

*Until it is time to blow yourself up, of course.

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North Dakota Floating on Oil, How will Obama Stop it?

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We know there is a oil boom going on under the northern plains.  In fact, it appears that North Dakota is virtually floating on oil.  However, the scope of it is only now being realized.  The Lid has the facts…

It isn’t new news that there is oil and natural gas under the ground in North Dakota. The news is the latest estimate of the U.S. Geological Survey which reports that reservoir of fossil fuel is double the oil and triple the natural gas originally projected. The new find makes the North Dakota oil field the largest ever on the continental US–even larger than the Texas oil fields that made J.R. Ewing famous.

The fossil fuel fields (Bakken and Three Forks) are shale formations and can be harvested via fracking:

The primary source of oil for the Bakken and Three Forks Formations are the Upper and Lower Bakken Shale Members of the Bakken Formation. USGS assessed the Bakken and Three Forks Formations for both continuous and conventional resources. Unlike conventional oil accumulations, continuous oil remains in or near the original source rock, and instead of occurring in discrete accumulations is dispersed heterogeneously over large geographic areas.

Now, the only question is how will the Obama administration block access to these finds?  they can’t allow this to be drilled, unless it’s going to the ChiComs, or a company owned by George Soros.  It’s simply against the administration’s DNA to allow energy prices to come down.  The middle class must be brought onto the government plantation, and high energy costs are vital to that end.

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Explaining the Opposition to Drilling and Fracking: A Michigan Teacher’s Perspective

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 Michigan apparently is sitting on valuable oil and gas reserves and is quickly becoming a battleground between those people who want to environmentally extract these valuable resources to power America and those who worship the Green God.

Those who worship the Green God believe that no drilling should occur in their backyard, although they will repeatedly state that they have no problem with it being done in a much more environmentally destructive manner in other areas and then being shipped at great damage to the environment to them to power their cars and homes. These people believe that those who do want to drill are all part of some hidden conspiracy that includes the regulators, the regulated, elected officials, and any citizen who supports drilling in an environmentally friendly manner, but they through their superior morality and intelligence have seen through this conspiracy and know the real TRUTH. They don’t really want to protect the environment, you see- in many cases these groups actually oppose drilling even if it is done in an environmentally safe way that bans controversial methods like hydraulic fracturing (better known as “fracking”)- these people are not so much environmentalists who care about the environment and doing things in a manner that protects it, but rather they are worshipers of an old religion and shout their beliefs from a wellspring of faith.

These worshipers of the Green God believe in an elaborate cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness. They will frequently make derogatory comments about the material world, sneering at money and budgets and putting food on the table and powering their cars, instead speaking lovingly of some sort of greater spiritual world that is being damaged by these things. They view what is happening with fracking and drilling as some sort of ongoing process in which they are battling a historic battle to keep the light of the environment protected from those who are gradually processing and drilling it and moving it into the world of matter. Of course they know the real knowledge of the world, having watched some sort of movie or youtube clip or read it on the internet. They gather in their societies and have meetings where they talk about these ideas until everyone is faithfully preaching the same message. And then they go forth to battle those who would harm the light of the world by drilling it and using it, screaming ‘shame on you’ on those who they oppose as the pass judgement on them, which they see as only natural since they have achieved mystic enlightenment, or gnosis, whereby others have not.

At local meetings around Michigan that are discussing proposals to drill or engage in hydraulic fracturing, logical arguments are advanced and sensible safeguards are proposed, but in meeting after meeting- Barry County, West Bloomfield, Waterford, Rochester, Ionia, etc- the meetings inevitably break down in order as those who worship the Green God are not interested in logic or reasoning or really even protecting the environment- to them it is instead a matter of questioning their faith.

For example, Independence Township Board is currently considering a proposal from Jordan Exploration, an oil and gas company from Traverse City. Jordan Exploration has offered to enter into a nondevelopmental lease with the township board, which wouldn’t allow a wellhead on township property. Instead, wellheads would be located on nearby properties owned by private landowners. In other communities they have also promised (and signed a legally bind document that stated this) that they would not engage in fracking on township land- or any other land in the community that they legally could do so- if the lease was signed. And they would pay generous royalties to the community that would help them to pay police, fire, library staff, and build parks and sidewalks. And America would become more energy secure and prosperous. And the whole process would be supervised by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), with environmental groups ready to sue if any sort of infractions occurred. It’s a good deal that only someone who was motivated by something other than logic and reasoning could oppose.

Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash is obviously this sort of person- at that meeting he said- “you can put on all the safeguards you want, but human nature is we’re not perfect and things happen.” This sort of idea that human beings are imperfect yet the environment is fits with the Manichaeism ideology that is the older form of the worship of the Green God.

At the Independence Township Board meeting and others, experts and geologists and those in the industry and even lawyers came forward to testify that the environmentally friendly route to go that would also provide revenue to the township would be to sign the lease- and yet the worshipers of the Green God kept calling out for a “real expert” to testify on their behalf. But in all honesty, they were not looking for an expert to speak on the issue- they wanted a priest of their religion to testify and call down the wrath of their God on the unbelievers. The wild look in their eyes betrayed their agenda- go to these meetings yourself and you will see, as I did at recent meetings in Genesee County over this issue.

And the saddest part of this whole debate is that those who oppose fracking ‘in the name of protecting the environment’ really are producing more damage to the environment. Their opposition to fracking is lessening the use of natural gas, which offers significant public health and climate benefits over coal and was once seen as the bridge fuel to a clean energy future. But better public health, protecting the climate, and a cleaner energy future aren’t really the goals of those who oppose fracking- instead, it is a worthy tithe to the Green God that demonstrates their superior morality over the other fallen beings of the material world.

Celebrities such as Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Robert Redford, Mark Ruffalo, Mario Batali, Scarlett Johansson, Alec Baldwin, and Matt Damon have spoken out against the expansion of natural gas drilling, producing movies like Gasland and speaking at fancy events on the issue- even though natural gas provides a very substantial health benefit in reducing air pollution and leads to tremendous health gains (source). These are simply false prophets leading followers of a false god to a worse world.

Be prepared- followers of the Green God or some sort of other Gnostic god will increase as our schools churn out more children filled with dubious scientific knowledge, rejecting Christianity, and filled with a willingness to assert their opinions vociferously even though they are unable to put together a coherent argument. We must teach these people and work to move our nation back to a more moral, logical, spiritual, and prosperous path that includes more environmentally safe drilling and oil exploration.

Original Post: A Conservative Teacher

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Are “Supercapacitor” Batteries Coming Our Way? And Why the Left Will be Sad

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Imagine a cell phone that will charge in minutes, or even seconds?  What if an electric car will charge in a fraction of the current time?  A Supercapacitor Battery would be a game changer!  Andrew Riley at All American Blogger posted the following video.

OK, here’s my thinking. If this type of battery could be massed produced, electric cars could be a real alternative. Off the grid solar and wind, with these supercapcitors storing the juice, would be a more attractive option. People could be energy independent. The global warming alarmists (at least on the basis of their own rhetoric) could be largely silenced. BUT…That’s not the point of the environmental movement at all. And, energy independence does not allow the state much control over the populace. The point of the environmental movement is control of the means of production, and therefore, every human being on earth-from cradle to grave. This development sabotages all of this. So, I wonder if we’ll ever hear about it again, or will the genius of the market win the day?

I personally see the introduction of a cheap supercapacitor batter as a day of mourning for the environmentalists, as well as the left as a whole. It simply represents too great a loss of potential political and personal power.

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Obama’s Second Term EPA to Destroy Coal Industry

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Apparently, the Obama Administration is holding back on announcing new regulations, especially from the EPA.  It would seem that the Administration does not want prospective voters knowing what the EPA will be up to.  However, Freedom Works has some relevant information…

First, an October report from Republican Sen. James Inhofe indicated that the EPA specifically “punted” on numerous regulations in an attempt to “earn votes” for a second term.  

Then, the administration illegally failed to meet a deadline for releasing regulatory plans for the coming year, a move which prompted Inhofe to release the following statement:

“President Obama is refusing to comply with the law that requires him to publish forthcoming regulations because he doesn’t want the American public to know the terrible cost of the regulatory barrage he plans to unleash in a second term.”

The actual cutback in October regulations and subsequent plans in November bear this out.  We’ve seen an unprecedented number of ‘economically significant’ regulations being approved by the Obama administration last month.  Reports indicate that there were only 4 regulations approved during October, while Obama has averaged over 40 such regulations on average over his term.

Inhofe warns that 2013 will be much different – wide-sweeping regulations will be coming from the White House … after the election.  And it won’t be a pretty scene for the jobs scene in coal country:

The Oklahoma senator and ranking Republican on the chamber’s Committee on Environment and Public Works has released a report stating that when the agency approves the roughly one dozen regulations next year in 2013, they will “spell doom” for jobs and economic growth… ‘These rules taken together will inevitably result in the elimination of millions of American jobs, drive up the price of gas at the pump even more, impose construction bans on local communities and essentially shut down American oil, natural gas and coal production.’”

New EPA regulations will facilitate the closing of up to 69,000 megawatts of coal-fueled electric generation, and will sever up to 887,000 jobs per year. Worse according to the report, peak years could see job losses anywhere between 700,000 and a staggering 2.2 million.

That’s what Obama promised.  He promised to bankrupt coal, and the new regulations, that won’t be released unless/until Obama wins will do exactly that.  But, how many people working in the emergy/coal sector will go out and vote for the man who will put them out of work?

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