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  • < vanity > Pres. Trump Please Lift the Anwar, AK drilling ban < /vanity >

    01/30/2017 9:29:37 AM PST · by central_va · 7 replies
    1/30/17 | self
    Data from the last seismic survey done in the ANWR in the early 1980s suggest the region potentially contains some ten billion barrels of recoverable oil, says Houseknecht—enough to meet U.S. demand for about a year and a half. But the uncertainty is large. In 2002, estimates of the recoverable oil in the vast National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPRA), to the west of Prudhoe Bay, were also more than ten billion barrels. That estimate fell by 90 percent in 2010 after exploratory wells found mostly gas. What Obama's Drilling Bans Mean for Alaska and the Arctic
  • Obama Administration Moves to Block Drilling in Parts of Alaska

    01/23/2017 8:55:57 AM PST · by central_va · 31 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 2:58 p.m. ET | By Amy Harder
    The Obama administration is moving this week to designate areas of Alaska off limits to oil and natural gas drilling in its latest effort to bolster its environmental legacy. The Interior Department announced on Sunday that it was proposing to preserve as ....
  • BBC Image: PKM in Iraq Militia hands shows Feed Box use

    05/31/2015 1:12:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In this image   From the BBC, a militia leader makes sure that the PKM is up front and center.  As in the picture of the Al Shabab marchers, it makes sense to put some of the more powerful weapons up front, to show that you are well armed, perhaps to intimidate enemies, or gain some political clout.  This might be considered a local version of the Soviet May Day military parade. With both side and bottom shots of the soldier/militiaman with the PKM, the use of the feed box/ammunition box is clear.   They are conspicuously lacking in the...
  • Anti-Kremlin protest draws thousands in Moscow

    04/13/2014 8:57:06 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 21 replies
    MOSCOW (AP) — More than 10,000 people turned out in Moscow on Sunday for an anti-Kremlin rally to denounce Russian state television's news coverage, particularly of the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. In promoting the Kremlin line, state television has portrayed the new pro-Western government in Ukraine as a "fascist junta" under the control of the U.S. government and determined to oppress Russian speakers in eastern Ukraine. The broadcasts have taken on a harsh anti-American tone. Some of those who took part in the demonstration, called a "March of Truth," carried blue and yellow Ukrainian flags. One woman, wearing a traditional...
  • Nigerian Terror Suspect Flown to New York for Trial...

    09/28/2013 3:53:36 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies ^ | Friday, Sep 27, 2013 | By Jonathan Dienst
    "Nigerian Terror Suspect Flown to New York for Trial, Accused of Recruiting, Training for Al-Qaida Federal authorities say Lawal Babafemi received al-Qaida money to recruit English-speaking people to engage in acts of terror against America" SNIPPET: "A Nigerian terror suspect accused of trying to help al-Qaida in Yemen was flown to New York to appear Friday in a federal courtroom. Lawal Babafemi is accused of training with members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and using his English skills to help publish the terrorist magazine "Inspire." Judge John Gleason ordered Babafemi, also known as "Ayatollah Mustafa," held without bail." SNIPPET:...
  • Metro bus driver shot in downtown Seattle

    08/12/2013 9:37:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Seattle P. I. ^ | 8/12/13
    The King County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday morning that a shooting occurred on a Metro bus in downtown Seattle. The suspect, who was shot by officers, is now in custody. The Seattle Police Department tweeted that the shooter fired at a Metro driver....
  • NY Times Honors Muslim Who Believes Apostates from Islam Should Be Killed...In America

    06/19/2013 11:05:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | June 19, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    On September 10, 2010, the day before our enormous freedom rally at Ground Zero protesting the Ground Zero victory mega-mosque, the New York Times profiled a Muslim named Sinclair Hejazi Abdus-Salaam, who had no place to pray. The whole story was a subtle advertisement for the Ground Zero mega-mosque. But as it turns out, Sinclair Hejazi Abdus-Salaam is not quite the "moderate" that the leftist NYT dhimmis assumed he was, but calls openly for the murder of apostates from Islam -- here in the U.S. Here again we see The NY Times legitimizing and norming the most extreme voices. They...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Social Media, Terrorism Connect Too Well

    12/05/2012 12:51:07 AM PST · by Cindy · 28 replies ^ | Published 1:16 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012 | Janine Zacharia
    SNIPPET: "Social media is no longer simply a fun way to share updates on the harmless idiosyncrasies of our lives. It can undermine national security, and there ought to be a more robust discussion between the Bay Area technology world and Washington on what to do about it. Cyber-terrorism, especially the potential for electronic tampering with U.S. industrial or military installations, is a paramount national security threat that Washington is working to forestall. We're all working to protect our accounts from hackers. But the cyber-threat getting far less public attention involves the social media networks we use every day and the...
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • Anwar al-Awlaki 'had been in US custody'

    12/01/2012 9:16:44 PM PST · by Theoria · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Nov 2012 | The Telegraph
    Anwar al-Awlaki, the US-born Islamic cleric killed in a US drone attack in Yemen last year, had been in American custody at least twice but was released, according to a human rights group. Judicial Watch, an accountability watchdog group, said it had learned this through Freedom of Information lawsuits it filed with the US government. It said documents from the US embassy in Yemen indicate Awlaki was held for at least eight months between late 2006 and mid 2007. But the documents do not say how long he was held or why he was he was freed. Back in October...
  • North America Losing Its Oil Edge

    01/30/2012 10:11:52 PM PST · by dila813 · 11 replies
    blogs.scientificamerican ^ | January 29, 2012 | Melissa C. Lott
    For good or bad, from 1980-2010, North America lost some of its oil production edge. .....North America was the only region in the world that had a net production decrease over these three decades.
  • Saudi linguist convicted of sex assault in Colorado gets sentence cut, could get parole soon

    05/21/2011 5:32:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | 25 Feb, 2011 | P. Solomon Banda
    A Saudi linguist convicted of sexually assaulting a housekeeper and keeping her a virtual slave for four years won a 20-year reduction in his prison sentence Friday, and his defence attorneys hope it means he'll be released from prison soon. District Judge J. Mark Hannen sentenced Homaidan al-Turki to between eight years and life in prison during a hearing Friday in Centennial. Hannen cited al-Turki's good behaviour in prison in cutting the sentence from its original 28 years to life. ... Al-Turki insists he is innocent and a victim of anti-Muslim sentiment. His case has angered Saudi authorities — several...
  • Republicans In New Push To Drill In Alaska Reserve

    04/01/2011 4:19:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    reuters ^ | April 1, 2011 | Ayesha Rascoe
    Not yet a year after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, Republicans are renewing efforts to drill for oil and gas in a fiercely contested Alaskan wildlife refuge. Moving one day after President Barack Obama's unveiled a plan to cut U.S. oil imports by a third over 10 years, Republicans will unveil a bill to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The bill would also force the Interior Department to hold lease sales for offshore areas, a Republican aide said.

    10/12/2010 1:12:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 100 replies
    JAWA REPORT - blog ^ | October 11, 2010 | By Hetz Shahor
    SNIPPET - quote: October 11, 2010 North Carolina Muslim Admits Working with al Qaeda: "Proud to be an American Traitor" [Full text] ****Jawa Report Exclusive**** I think we can quit with the speculation about where he went and why Update by Rusty: The full text of Khan's story can be found at the end of this post. (Excerpt) Read more at ...
  • It's time to fight back against death threats by Islamic extremists

    09/28/2010 9:53:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 27, 2010 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Daniel Huff
    A federal law is needed to cover threats against free-speech rights. Across media and geographies, Islamic extremists are increasingly using intimidation to stifle free expression. Earlier this year, after Comedy Central altered an episode of "South Park" that had prompted threats because of the way it depicted Islam's prophet Muhammad, Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris proposed an "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day." The idea was, as she put it, to stand up for the 1st Amendment and "water down the pool of targets" for extremists. The proposal got Norris targeted for assassination by radical Yemeni American cleric Anwar Awlaki, who has been...
  • Rep. Meeks helped 'jihad' flier--Queens Democrat: Ease JFK grill of Osama 'ally'

    09/19/2010 1:36:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 19, 2010 | Isabel Vincent & Melissa Klein
    US Rep. Gregory Meeks scolded immigration officials for questioning a Muslim scholar whose nonprofits have been linked to financing terrorism. The Queens Democrat contacted federal agencies -- finally appealing to then-Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff -- asking why Anwar Hajjaj faced "unwarranted scrutiny" when he returned to the United States from trips abroad through JFK Airport. Meeks described Hajjaj as a "highly regarded" professor of Islamic studies who leads Friday Muslim prayers at the Capitol. Meeks said Hajjaj was "a pioneer in distance-based learning of Islam" through the American Open University in Virginia, according to a copy of the Sept....
  • Periodical Review June 2010 - No. 1

    06/28/2010 5:54:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies
    Periodical Review June 2010 – No. 1 This report summarizes the most prominent events brought up in the Jihadi online forums in the second half of May 2010. Following are the main subjects brought up in this report: • Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s media institute publishes an interview with Anwar Al-Awlaki, calling to the Muslims in the U.S. Army to kill their friends. • Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula publishes a video calling the Yemenite tribes to join the Jihad campaign against the U.S. and the Yemenite government. • Ayman Al-Zawahiri publishes an obituary for the death of the...
  • Regarding the Mark Burnett/Reality Show Story

    03/04/2010 2:06:02 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies · 669+ views ^ | March 4, 2010 | Tommy Report
    It appears that the story is being mischaracterized. We've heard that what Governor Palin is pitching to television executives is not a "reality show" but rather more of a "Planet Earth" style documentary showcasing Alaska's resources, people, history, and splendor. If the project comes to fruition, it will not be an Alaskan version of the Osbournes. The show will be more "PBS/Ken Burns" instead of "MTV/The Osbournes". This sounds like it's another opportunity for Governor Palin to promote Alaska -- which is, of course, one of the promises she made when she stepped down from the governorship. The star of...

    12/31/2009 4:35:15 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 515+ views
    INTERNET ^ | December 31, 2009 | Aaron Weisburd
    31 December 2009 “LIKE DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN” SNIPPET: “There is overlap in space if not in time between NW 253 bomber Abdulmutallab and various unsavory characters and websites. Perhaps it’s just a case of like-minded people moving through similar places at similar times in their lives, but then again, maybe Abdulmutallab came into contact with some of these people, particularly in what appears to be his critical period of radicalization in London circa 2005-2007. At this point all I have are suspicions and some interesting data points to share.”
  • Awlaki personally blessed Detroit attack (the imam who counseled the Ft Hood shooter)

    12/29/2009 4:31:59 PM PST · by SE Mom · 20 replies · 835+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 29 December 2009 | Victor Morton
    The Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner had his suicide mission personally blessed in Yemen by Anwar al-Awlaki, the same Muslim imam suspected of radicalizing the Fort Hood shooting suspect, a U.S. intelligence source has told The Washington Times. The intelligence official, who is familiar with the FBI's interrogation of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, said the bombing suspect has boasted of his jihad training during interrogation by the FBI and has said it included final exhortations by Mr. al-Awlaki. "It was Awlaki who indoctrinated him," the official said. "He was told, 'You are going to be the...
  • Update:13 Soldiers Killed 31 Wounded Fort Hood Shooting [Muslim terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan]

    11/05/2009 12:18:55 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 2,869 replies · 134,525+ views
    ABC ^ | 05 NOV 09
  • Maybe Palin wasn't persuasive enough? (no drilling in ANWAR).

    06/09/2009 5:10:05 PM PDT · by ak267 · 12 replies · 424+ views
    ADN ^ | 06/09/2009 | ak267
    From Erika Bolstad in Washington D.C. -- Remember back to September, when Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was a newly minted vice-presidential candidate and she was asked by ABC's Charlie Gibson about drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and her split with her running mate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.? At the time, she told Gibson: "We'll agree to disagree, but I'm gonna keep pushing that, and I think, eventually, we're all gonna come together on that one." Apparently Palin wasn't persuasive enough
  • Algerian Author Anwar Malek: The Arabs Have Lost Their Worth, Their Humanity, and Their Culture

    04/16/2009 6:27:51 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 9 replies · 958+ views ^ | March 3, 2009 | Anwar Malek
    This link leads to an amazing Al-Jezeera interview with author Anwar Malek who asserts that Arab society has failed by every measure (militarily, economicaly, moraly etc.). The author vigorously disputes another guest on the show by arguing thatArabs do not have a single military victory in modern history - they have only defeats dressed up as victories. He mocks the assertion that the Arabs created the number zero by asking "What did the Arabs every do with it?" He is a stone cold realist and he states the painful facts so boldly that I fear for his life.
  • Alaska Governor Sarah Palin joins Lars to discuss ANWR, bears and jobs (July interview)

    09/02/2008 2:03:31 PM PDT · by AuntB · 11 replies · 516+ views
    The Lars Larson Show ^ | Sept. 1, 2008 | Lars Larson
    NICE audio interview Lars has posted at his website. Worth the listen. Two quotes: "Alaskans want to see Anwar developed" "What we [Alaska] need if for congress to unlock our lands!"
  • Call Congress Back To Vote On Drilling

    07/26/2008 3:11:58 AM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies · 196+ views
    IBD ^ | July 25, 2008 | Editor
    Leadership: When it comes to giving relief at the pump by drilling for more oil, this is truly a "do-nothing" Democratic Congress. President Bush should give 'em hell like Harry Truman did. Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution states that the president "may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both houses" of Congress. On more than two dozen occasions in our history, presidents have done just that, forcing the Senate and House of Representatives to meet on extraordinary matters of defense or economic peril. Sixty years ago this month, President Truman called such a special session to shame into action what...
  • Oil drilling question looms as election issue

    06/23/2008 7:39:49 AM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 35+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/23/8 | Zachary Coile
    There's a reason Republican Sen. John McCain, President Bush and even Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida all abruptly endorsed plans to expand offshore drilling last week - and it's not just $4-a-gallon gasoline. In an election year when Republicans are bracing to lose seats in Congress and major issues from Iraq to the economy appear to favor the Democrats, the GOP is betting that an aggressive push to drill for new domestic energy will be their ticket to success in November."Energy is actually a huge opportunity for Republicans," said Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., who chairs the Senate Republicans' re-election...
  • McCain and Palin: Wrestling in the Oil

    06/14/2008 3:19:57 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 15 replies · 294+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | June 14, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Video of McCain, then Palin. John McCain says he opposes drilling in ANWAR, but supports states' right to drill where they want. He is going to have to contend with future Republican heavyweight, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska. She want to drill in her state. What say you Johnny Mac?
  • ANWR Not the Frosty Paradise It's Cracked Up To Be

    06/13/2008 5:08:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies · 212+ views ^ | June 13, 2008 | Jonah Goldberg
    Sen. John McCain said this week he would not drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for the same reason he "would not drill in the Grand Canyon ... I believe this area should be kept pristine." Pristine means unspoiled, virginal, in an original state. One wonders how pristine the Grand Canyon can be if it has roughly 5 million visitors every year, rafting, hiking, picnicking and riding mules up one side and down the other. Campfires, RVs and motels that do not conjure the word "virginal" ring around large swaths of it. This isn't to say that the Grand...
  • Now Hear This, Now Hear This.......American Conservatives Speaking

    06/07/2008 6:52:20 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 130 replies · 63+ views
    TO: John McCain and the RNC, Your latest solicitation for our money has a lot of “I want…” statements in it. Merely saying “I want…” does NOT impress me and won’t get the job done! I would like to hear some “I WILL…” AND MEAN IT ! If you want our money, and our vote, then “WE WANT” some ACTION from the RNC and John McCain! GET YOU HEAD OUT AND PAY ATTENTION…. WE ARE SERIOUS AMERICAN CITIZENS THAT VOTE! We WANT an absolute, unequivocal, commitment that we WILL DRILL HERE, DRILL NOW, AND PAY LESS! The stupidity of sitting...
  • Senate Rejects ANWR Drilling

    05/13/2008 4:55:42 PM PDT · by blu · 242 replies · 244+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 05-13-08 | Erika Bolstad
    Senate rejects ANWR drilling Erika Bolstad Modified: May 13th, 2008 03:27 PM WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate rejected a Republican energy plan that promised to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration, an option that was part of an overall package to increase domestic energy development.
  • Senate Democrats introduce Consumer-First Energy Act(solution to the high price of gas)

    05/10/2008 12:52:23 AM PDT · by Fred · 8 replies · 71+ views
    Oil & Gas Journal ^ | May 9, 2008 | Nick Snow
    WASHINGTON, DC, May 9 -- US Senate Democrats presented their legislative response to record high oil prices on May 7, introducing their energy bill 6 days after Republicans introduced theirs. The primary difference between the two measures was apparent in their titles. Republicans called their bill the American Energy Production Act. Democrats named theirs the Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008 and incorporated provisions similar to several in HR 5351, which the House passed by 236 to 182 votes on Feb. 27 largely along party lines. Those provisions include moving $17 billion in financial incentives from major oil companies to alternative...
  • John McCain needs a "Where does gasoline come from tour."

    05/09/2008 8:57:09 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 40 replies · 76+ views
    NRO ^ | 5/8/08 | Jim Geraghty
    JOHN MCCAIN A Potent Issue, With Less Contrast Than Would Be Ideal Gas prices get even higher, ensuring that oil and energy will be dominant issues in the campaign this summer. GatewayPundit has some great maps showing areas that are off-limits to offshore drilling. He writes, "Which party blocked drilling in ANWR?— Democrat", which is accurate, but we ought to note that (sigh) McCain opposes drilling in ANWR as well. McCain also describes himself as a "federalist" on offshore drilling (even though one poll suggested 75 percent of Alaskans support ANWR drilling) and a "let the locals decide" policy sounds...
  • Question about oil...

    04/16/2008 8:15:37 AM PDT · by YankeeMagic · 67 replies · 508+ views
    I am hoping someone here can help me with this question abnout oil from Alaska. This past weekend we had a visit from my wifes very Liberal Grandparents. The of course rode me on the evil Republicans causing mass suffering worldwide. When the topic got to the price of gasoline, I quickly brought up that Democrat's and tree huggers should support us drilling in Anwar. I was quickly told to learn my history, because the oil drilled in Alaska goes to Japan because Reagan was a crook blah blah blah... So whats the real story about oil from Alaska? A...
  • Polar Bears Potential ESA Listing Called ‘Regulatory Monster’

    04/03/2008 7:47:12 AM PDT · by EPW Comm Team · 12 replies · 128+ views
    Inhofe EPW Press Blog ^ | April 2, 2008 | EPW Comm Team
    Polar Bears Potential ESA Listing Called ‘Regulatory Monster’ For the second time in the past three months, the EPW Committee conducted a hearing on the decision to list the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The potential listing of the polar bear under ESA is being promoted by many activists as a way to save the bear. Today’s hearing also focused on the Department of the Interior’s failure to meet its court-ordered and statutory deadlines for making a listing decision and the subsequent lawsuit brought by environmental groups. FACT: Worldwide polar bear population numbers are at or...
  • Oil Spike to Last Through 2008: OPEC President

    03/10/2008 8:33:35 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 84 replies · 1,361+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/10/08 | William Mclean
    Oil prices will stay at current high levels for the rest of this year due to speculation and geopolitical tensions, Algerian state media on Monday reported OPEC President Chakib Khelil as saying. Prices could retreat in 2009 with a recovery of the U.S. dollar in foreign exchange markets following the election of a new U.S. president, and as fundamentals reassert themselves as major market forces, he was reported as saying by government newspaper El Moudjahid and state news agency APS. "Just like the current surge in oil markets, the (world economic) crisis, will last until the end of the year,"...

    02/21/2008 6:09:04 AM PST · by shortstop · 75 replies · 369+ views ^ | 02/21/08 | Bob Lonsberry
    Should we use ethanol for fuel? Certainly. Should we use corn to make that ethanol? Certainly not. Sure, we want to get over our need for foreign oil. Sure, we want to find a renewable fuel for our vehicles. Sure, ethanol could work just fine. But don’t make it from corn. Here’s what I’m talking about. The president and a bunch of powerful people in Congress have been working over recent years to hold up corn-based ethanol as the answer to our future energy-supply needs. When he talks about it, the president says corn-based ethanol is our only hope of...
  • McCain. Drilling in Anwar was voted down by McCain.

    01/26/2008 9:42:46 PM PST · by factmart · 92 replies · 862+ views
    Drilling in Anwar was voted down by McCain.
  • Oil prices prompt expanded drilling talk

    01/02/2008 8:19:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies · 175+ views
    Moldova ^ | 1/02/08
    Oil prices prompt expanded drilling talk Crude oil prices hitting $100 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Wednesday show the need for expanding domestic production, the White House said. Oil prices topped $100 a barrel during intra-day trading before closing at $99.62 a barrel. We know that higher energy prices have a perverse impact on families' budgets, especially small businesses, as well, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said during a news briefing. President George W. Bush will push Congress to expand domestic production of oil in environmentally sensitive ways in areas such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge...
  • A great new government program (Oregon, other states--taxing cars per mile!!)

    05/02/2007 5:41:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 1,341+ views
    Townhall ^ | Rich Galen
    An article in the Wall Street Journal last week points out what happens when public officials depend upon the continued bad behavior of Americans to fund their projects. Under the headline: "Fuel-Efficient Cars Dent States' Road Budgets," reporter Robert Guy Matthews writes that drivers, answering the call to conserve energy, are driving cars which use less gas. Less gas used means less gas purchased. Less gas purchased means fewer tax dollars collected. Way fewer. According to Matthews: The Federal Highway Administration estimates that by 2009 the tax receipts that make up most of the federal highway trust fund will be...
  • Dems hope to ban Alaskan oil drilling

    01/06/2007 7:53:32 AM PST · by saganite · 88 replies · 2,088+ views
    NorthWest Herald/AP ^ | 06 Jan 06 | staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Opponents of oil drilling in an Alaskan wildlife refuge are going on the offense after playing defense for a quarter of a century. They want the new Democratic Congress to make an oft-challenged drilling ban permanent. Legislation introduced in the House on Friday would make the oil-rich 1.2 million-acre coastal strip of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a permanently protected wilderness, and end repeated efforts to open the area east of the Prudhoe oil field to energy companies. “The consensus is that there should not be drilling in the refuge, so the logical next step is to...
  • Going Yellow Going Yellow: Energy Department says ethanol is a an energy winner

    09/11/2006 7:56:28 AM PDT · by ElTiante · 67 replies · 1,389+ views
    WASHINGTON -- Along with automakers, the Bush administration wants to end debate over whether ethanol made from corn yields more energy than does the fuel used to produce it. The Energy Department's verdict: It does. A new department brochure says that 740,000 British thermal units of fossil energy are consumed to make and deliver ethanol that contains 1 million Btu of energy. The latest version of the brochure, issued last month, is part of a broad department defense of ethanol. . . . Critic unbowed "Every argument they make is bogus," says Tad Patzek, one of the leading critics of...
  •, Activist Travel web site exposes themselves

    07/13/2006 2:07:07 PM PDT · by ICE-FLYER · 28 replies · 834+ views
    Television, and internet ^ | July 13, 2006 | Ice Flyer has started running an ad that is amazingly poor in honesty and is activism wrapped up in emotionalist lies. The add at THIS link shows how you should visit pristine Alaska and see it before BIG OIL does. The scene is cartoonish, showing animals and such all of a sudden being covered in oil along with the landscape. I sent them feedback on-line and called as well. Below are contact numbers if you care, but this is disgusting leftist activism at its worst. 27 Ann Street, Suite 300 Norwalk, CT 06854 Tel (203) 899-3100 Fax (203) 899-3125
  • Another bill seeks to open ANWR

    05/23/2006 8:29:49 AM PDT · by saganite · 2 replies · 244+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 23, 2006 | Liz Ruskin
    The chairman of the House Resources Committee, Rep. Richard Pombo, has filed another bill to accomplish what so many prior bills have failed to do: open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Recent strategies to get an ANWR bill through a reluctant Senate have involved mixed marriages -- ANWR and the budget or ANWR and the defense bill. Pombo's latest proposal, on the other hand, is a stand-alone bill dealing only with ANWR. That leaves it wide open to filibuster in the Senate. "There's always the chance that Sen. (Ted) Stevens and other like-minded senators could get the...
  • Probing For Oil, An Investigation of the High Cost of Gas At the Pumps

    04/28/2006 6:08:10 AM PDT · by jennivinson · 13 replies · 560+ views
    1440 KEYS AM RADIO ^ | April 28, 2006 | Jenni Vinson Trejo
    Probing For Oil By Jenni Vinson Trejo April 28, 2006 Since I broke my right ankle in November in an auto accident, I haven’t been able to drive. I’ve been playing Miss Daisy and having my family chauffer me around. But, this week, my daughters had a crisis in Kingsville and I needed to handle it in person, so I broke down and drove for the first time. It was painful. I did feel the pain in my ankle but having to fill up the Blazer and watching the numbers on the pump spin wildly was even more painful. This...
  • Is man caused Global Warming a Scientific fact?

    02/05/2006 1:50:21 AM PST · by Exton1 · 12 replies · 1,119+ views
    Global Warming is not Scientific Is Global warming a scientific theory or a belief? There are many claiming to be "client scientists", yet (for some strange reason) they don't realize that statistics is not science. Science requires an experimental control. Statistics often provides a scientist a good idea for a hypothesis, but correlations do not prove cause and effect. Furthermore, a computer models are not an experiments in that they again can not discriminate theories into true and false. (They may give one an idea where to poke around, but to claim they "prove" anything is pure fiction...
  • Democrats at Heart of Middle East Problems

    01/31/2006 8:31:23 PM PST · by anymouse · 36 replies · 1,390+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | January 31, 2006 | Shawn Christopher Phillips
    Democrats may claim victim status for unintended consequences, but at the end of the day, their policies have ultimately produced our current problems with the Axis-of-Evil and their nukes. One only need go back to the Carter administration to reveal the ugly facts. Between World War II and 1979, Iran was the model of progressive Middle Eastern modernity and was undeniably our strongest ally within the Muslim world. However, after Carter’s election, he decided the Shah didn’t measure up to human-rights standards. A leftist mainstream media campaign ran stories of Iranian government-sponsored torture while willfully neglecting to report the Soviet...
  • Understanding Progressives, aka Liberals

    12/27/2005 9:46:26 AM PST · by billhilly · 3 replies · 1,177+ views
    Vanity, self | 12/27/05 | Billhilly
    A number of years ago I bought a four wheel drive SUV. It was a lot of fun to drive, and it would go through snow up to the bumper. It was also fun to drive in the sand along the shore, and because I liked to surf fish, I accidentally discovered the essence of liberalism, or progressivism. Driving in deep sand along a sea shore can get you into a bad situation pretty quickly as I was to discover when my SUV began to show signs of completely bogging down. It was then when I realized what liberals do...
  • The Right-Wing Takeover Has Been Stopped (Mega Barf alert)

    12/22/2005 11:26:37 PM PST · by Angel · 30 replies · 1,137+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 23, 2005 | Froma Harrop
    The right-wing takeover of this sensible country has been stopped. With this pleasant thought, we enter 2006. In one golden week, three things happened that bore a common thread. In each case, mainstream positions won out over the bluster of blowhards. People of principle stared down charges that they were unpatriotic, loved Osama or hated religion. The results were gratifying -- not only to liberals, but to moderates and a good number of self-described conservatives, who have distanced themselves from their leaders' excesses. For starters, the Senate said "no" to opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. It...
  • Shell to halt oil exports in Nigeria after attack

    12/22/2005 8:51:58 AM PST · by saganite · 15 replies · 455+ views
    xinhua ^ | 22 Dec 05 | staff
    LAGOS, Dec. 22 (Xinhuanet) -- Royal Dutch Shell has been forced to halt oil exports in Nigeria following a pipeline fire that is still blazing in the country's oil-producing Niger Delta region, a company spokesman said on Thursday. "We have declared a force majeure. That means we could not load crude oil from the Bonny Terminal until we restart operation again," a Shell spokesman told Xinhua by telephone. "Today, we will try to fight the fire and commence repairs of the pipeline to see what production we can restore," he said. Shell had closed two oilfields and a flow station...