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

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 […]

Good News At The Pump Thanks To Those Greedy Saudis

  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 […]

Superconductors From Cigarette Butts?

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. 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 […]

Coal Miner Gives Heartfelt Testimony Regarding Obama’s EPA Policies

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 […]

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

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 Navy Can Make Their Own Fuel Using Sea Water!

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 […]

Crises Response by Two Presidents: A Look Back

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 […]

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

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 […]

Obama Tells Africans to Live in Thatch Huts

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 Obama Going to End Coal?

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 […]

Al-Qaeda’s Favorite Pressure Cooker Recipes

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.  […]

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

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 […]

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

 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 […]

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

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) […]

Gasoline Costs $900 More a Year Under Obama

I guess people voted for higher gas prices, because gasoline costs $900 more a year since Obama took office.  Breitbart has the graphical evidence… Remember, elections have consequences.

Obama’s Second Term EPA to Destroy Coal Industry

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 […]

Attention Ohio Voters: President Obama Killed 200,000 Jobs in Your State

While the President wants Ohioans to vote for him,  Obama killed 200,000 jobs for those same citizens… First, it was 20,000 jobs the Obama Administration delayed by punting a decision to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring 700,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada into the United States. Multiply that number by 10 and you have the amount of jobs the President is putting on hold by delaying a mineral lease sale in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest for oil and gas drilling. This decision kills jobs and denies Americans access to affordable energy. The Washington Examiner reports that Wayne National Forest already has […]

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Green Cars Cause More Pollution!

When it comes to green cars, I feel obligated to invoke Quinn’s First Law… “Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of it’s stated intent.” You can’t argue it.  The “war on poverty” caused more poverty.  Since the onset of the Department of Education, education has gotten worse.  I could go on all day, but you get the point.  Liberals state that they are going to make something better, and instead make it worse.  Then, they blame us for their failure.  Here is the latest; green cars cause more pollution!  The Lonely Conservative has more… The Daily Caller reported that a new study by […]