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  • VIDEO:Former Drill Sgt. Unleashes HELL On Obama Admin.(MUST WATCH!)

    04/03/2016 1:12:08 AM PDT · by ResisTyr · 36 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 31 March 2016 | John Burk
    (WARNING: STRONG, POLITICALLY INCORRECT LANGUAGE!!) This Will Give You Patriotic Chills Posted by on Thursday, March 31, 2016   Under President Barack Obama, the United States military has been cut to its core, and many military members are feeling quite discouraged because they aren’t being allowed to do their jobs. Over the years, an increasing number of servicemen and women have begun to speak out against Obama’s policies and those carried out by his military leaders. John Burk, a former drill sergeant, posted a video titled “The Inward Decay of the Military” on his Facebook page in which he ripped...
  • Expedition to drill to center of Earth ends without success

    02/03/2016 4:35:38 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 01, 2016 | Fox News
    An international effort to drill into the floor of the Indian Ocean in an effort to reach below the Earth’s crust for the first has come up short. The expedition on the ship, the Joides Resolution, had set out to drill down to 4,265 feet in a stretch of ocean floor off Africa known as the Atlantis Bank gabbroic massif. Gabbro is an intrusive igneous rock that forms when magma is trapped beneath Earth's surface and cools slowly. But the researchers, who had been on the expedition since Nov. 30, were only able to drill down to 2,588 feet, according...
  • WATCH: Heidelberg Spar Upended in Gulf of Mexico

    11/25/2015 6:16:07 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies ^ | November 24, 2015 | Mike Schuler
    Anadarko's Heidelberg Spar has made the 400 mile trip from Ingleside, Texas to its new home at the Green Canyon 859 block in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, where it has now been upended.
  • 95,000 Russian troops in massive military drill

    09/15/2015 7:34:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/14/15
    Russia on Monday launched its largest military exercises of the year, Centre-2015, involving some 95,000 soldiers including ground troops, navy and airforce units The long-announced war games are "the most large-scale drill of 2015," the defence ministry said. Russia has recently intensified snap checks of its military might, testing its capabilities from the Arctic to the Far East as relations with the West have plunged to a post-Cold War low over the Ukraine crisis. Centre-2015 takes place at 20 sites across Russia's central military district, which reaches from the Volga River to the Ural mountains and Siberia in the east,...
  • Obama defends Shell Arctic drilling decision

    08/29/2015 8:52:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 8/29/15 | Jérôme Cartillier
    **SNIP** The Obama administration's green light for the Anglo-Dutch oil giant angered environmental groups which have decried the "hypocrisy" of the president, who in recent months has stressed the need for aggressive actions against climate change. **SNIP** "I know there are Americans who are concerned about oil companies drilling in environmentally sensitive waters," Obama said in his weekly address, noting that the drilling leases had been purchased before he took office. "I share people's concerns about offshore drilling," he added. "I remember the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico all too well. That's precisely why my administration has worked...
  • Military exercise Black Dart to tackle nightmare drone scenario

    07/25/2015 7:03:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/25/15 | Richard Whittle
    Sweat the small stuff. That’s the unofficial motto for this year’s edition of the military exercise Black Dart, a two-week test of tactics and technologies to combat hostile drones that begins Monday on the Point Mugu range at Naval Base Ventura County in California. The military categorizes Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) by size and capability, from Group 5 drones that weigh more than 1,320 pounds and can fly above 18,000 feet like the Reaper, down to Group 1, mini- and micro-drones less than 20 pounds that fly lower than 1,200 feet. Previous Black Darts have covered threats to troops overseas...

    06/10/2015 7:51:56 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 88 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6/9/2015 | Melissa Dykes
    When the American flag is flown upside down, if you were not aware, it is a signal of dire distress. Can you imagine what it is like to suddenly have low-flying military helicopters, explosions, and gunfire rocking your home in the middle of the night? This message went out on Facebook around midnight last night from the official Lapeer County Police, EMS, and Fire Facebook page: "ATTENTION VIEWERS: PER FLINT POLICE OPERATIONS (FPO) THE US ARMY IS DOING TRAINING IN FLINT THIS WEEKEND AND YOU MAY HEAR HELCOPTERS, GUNFIRE, & EXPLOSIONS. PLEASE DO NOT BE ALARMED." That message was sent...
  • Statewide Weapons Of Mass Destruction Drill Underway in Des Moines

    04/15/2015 11:54:29 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 19 replies
    DES MOINES, Iowa — This week you may notice extra emergency vehicles and public safety officers running around in tactical gear, Hazmat suits, and bomb suits. It’s a part of a statewide drill Des Moines is hosting Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare emergency personnel for dealing with weapons of mass destruction. Brian O’Keefe with the Des Moines Fire Department said emergency officials in Iowa need to be prepared for anything.
  • It's come to this: US Naval destroyer flees Iranian naval drill in Sea of Oman

    01/02/2015 9:38:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/2/2015 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Once upon a time, I would have dismissed this report as the ravings of a fascist government. Now, unfortunately, this type of report has become totally believable. According to Iranian television, a US Naval destroyer fled the area of the Sea of Oman where Iran was conducting a naval drill after being 'warned' to leave. Let's go to the videotape. The 'highlight' is from the 2:00 mark to the end.
  • Police Officers Draw Guns During Unannounced ‘Active Shooter Drill’ At Elementary School

    11/16/2014 8:33:28 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 63 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | Nov 15, 2014 | Staff
    Students, teachers and parents were taken by surprise after an “active shooter drill” brought the Winter Haven middle school into lockdown as armed police officers burst into classrooms with their weapons drawn. Students at Jewett Middle Academy said they were terrified when police officers burst in the doors for a planned active shooter drill – but students and teachers are irked they were not told ahead of time. snip “We actually thought that someone was going to come in there and kill us,” the station quoted her as saying. But police say they conduct these drills for the absolute safety...
  • Massive emergency drill in New York City

    08/01/2014 1:47:17 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    MFoxNY ^ | 8-1-14My | LUKE FUNK
    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The New York City Department of Health conducted a massive emergency preparedness drill at 30 facilities across the city on Friday. They tested the delivery of emergency medications in the event of a biological attack, such as anthrax, or other large-scale public health emergency in the city. The majority of the deliveries will take place to public school buildings. It's the largest surprise drill in the city's history. The drill was scheduled to take place from approximately 6:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The majority of participants were given no notice to better test and simulate a...
  • Louisiana's Landrieu Seeks Energy Boost in Re-Election Campaign (DRILL, exempt Mary, DRILL!)

    03/29/2014 8:12:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/28/14 | Amy Harder, Alicia Mundy
    **SNIP** She supports construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project that many Democrats oppose because of its potential climate impact. Ms. Landrieu is also pushing revenue-sharing legislation that directs more money generated from offshore energy production to coastal states like hers. Oil and natural gas fill the veins of Louisiana's economy and culture. Second only to Texas in natural-gas production and refining capacity, the state is home to the Henry Hub, a place where more than a dozen major pipelines come together and that serves as the official delivery location for futures contracts on the New York Mercantile...
  • Russia's Military Begins Massive Nuclear War Drill

    03/29/2014 2:26:28 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 3-29-2014 | Zachary Keck
    -On Thursday, 10,000 Russian troops began a drill simulating the massive use of nuclear missiles. While much Western attention has been bestowed on Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine, Moscow also began a massive nuclear offensive exercise on Thursday. According to the Russian daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta, on Thursday Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces began a massive three-day exercise involving 10,000 soldiers and 1,000 pieces of equipment from more than 30 units. The major purpose of the drill, according to the report—which cites multiple senior Russian military officers—is to ensure Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces have sufficient readiness to conduct offensive operations involving the...
  • Texas drivers get asked for saliva, blood at police roadblock

    11/20/2013 5:58:03 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 62 replies
    Some drivers along a busy Fort Worth street on Friday were stopped at police roadblock and directed into a parking lot, where they were asked by federal contractors for samples of their breath, saliva and even blood. It was part of a government research study aimed at determining the number of drunken or drug-impaired drivers. "It just doesn't seem right that you can be forced off the road when you're not doing anything wrong," said Kim Cope, who said she was on her lunch break when she was forced to pull over at the roadblock on Beach Street in North...
  • Valley students take part in earthquake safety drill

    10/19/2013 8:40:02 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 19 replies
    FOX 10 News ^ | October 17, 2013 | Staff report
    PHOENIX - It's called the Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill. Even though earthquakes are not common here in Arizona, they do happen. And today the Red Cross wanted to make sure everyone is ready just in case. Kids are learning to drop to the floor, cover themselves and hold on at Tumbleweed Elementary. "There are three steps, one you drop to the ground, number two cover, get under your desk, and three hold on to your desk," says student Thomas Harris. "You hold on to your desk until the principal announces over the intercom that we're all clear," says student Erica...

    10/07/2013 4:36:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 107 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 7, 2013 | Larry Neumeister,Eric Tucker
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police in Washington are reviewing the use of officers' deadly force in the killing of a woman who tried to ram her car through a White House barrier, a shooting her family says was unjustified.
  • Gold miners in remote Alaska town want answers after task force storms in

    09/05/2013 5:20:58 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 75 replies ^ | 9/5/2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Some miners in Alaska want the feds to start digging for answers. A task force including members of 10 state and federal law enforcement agencies descended on a gold mine in the tiny town of Chicken (pop. 17) last month, in what locals described as a raid. “Imagine coming up to your diggings, only to see agents swarming over it like ants, wearing full body armor, with jackets that say "POLICE" emblazoned on them, and all packing side arms,” gold miner C.R. Hammond told the Alaska Dispatch. “How would you have felt? You would be wondering, ‘My God, what have...
  • Power Grid Down Drill To Be Conducted By US Government

    08/31/2013 12:44:22 PM PDT · by LucyT · 108 replies
    OffTheGridNews ^ | August 28, 2013 | Tara Dodrill
    Power grid vulnerabilities are finally garnering some attention by government officials. An electrical grid joint drill simulation is being planned in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Thousands of utility workers, FBI agents, anti-terrorism experts, governmental agencies, and more than 150 private businesses are involved in the November power grid drill. The SHIELD Act, which is stalled in Congress, is the first serious piece of legislation in many years to attempt to address the vulnerabilities of the power grid in.
  • School bus hijacking drill takes place in Rossford

    08/15/2013 5:03:59 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 5 replies ^ | August 14, 2013 | Zachary Pitts
    ROSSFORD, Ohio - A training exercise this Rossford Wednesday morning left students literally hanging on to the edge of their seats. In the scenario: A school bus is en route to an event when suddenly it's hijacked! A camera inside the bus captured the whole thing while an audience of school teachers, administrators and transportation directors watched it all unfold on a live feed.
  • Sheriff’s Department Rushes In School, Firing Blanks At Teachers To Test School’s Readiness

    05/02/2013 9:20:00 PM PDT · by yldstrk · 63 replies
    constitution school ^ | May 2, 2013 | constitution school
    Teachers in rural Oregon are stunned after the local Sheriff’s Department attempted to test their school’s emergency readiness by sending two masked gunmen into the Pine Eagle Charter School, wearing hoodies and wielding handguns. The event, which took place last Friday during a staff meeting of teachers, was part of a surprise drill conducted by the Sheriff’s Department, aimed at testing “Pine Eagle’s preparation for an assault by ‘active shooters,’ who were in reality volunteer staff members of the school.” The volunteers fired blanks at everyone in the room, “killing” all but two of the teachers. According to local media,...
  • Family ripped from their home at gunpoint; Police storm the property looking for terrorists

    04/22/2013 5:56:56 PM PDT · by LucyT · 488 replies
    Live Leak ^ | April 20, 2013 | Staff
    Friday, April 19, 2013, during a manhunt for a bombing suspect, police and federal agents spent the day storming people's homes and performing illegal searches. While it was unclear initially if the home searches were voluntary, it is now crystal clear that they were absolutely NOT voluntary. Police were filmed ripping people from their homes at gunpoint, marching the residents out with their hands raised in submission, and then storming the homes to perform their illegal searches. This was part of a larger operation that involved total lockdown of the suburban neighbor to Boston. Roads were barricaded and vehicle traffic...
  • Private military ops 'work' the Boston marathon with black backpacks, rad. detectors, tac gear

    04/18/2013 4:03:33 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 24 replies
    April 18 2013 | M Adams
    Natural News has now confirmed that at least five private military contractors were operating on scene at the Boston marathon, and that they all carried black backpacks which look very similar to the backpack carrying the pressure cooker bomb (see pictures below). The mainstream media is completely censoring any mention of these "Craft" operatives, pretending they don't even exist. Only the alternative media is conducting real investigative journalism on these bombings. The mainstream media isn't interested in the truth; they only want to spin the attack into a new way to somehow blame conservative Americans for something they had no...
  • UM Coach: Bomb Sniffing Dogs Were at Start, Finish Lines for “Drill”

    04/15/2013 2:30:21 PM PDT · by RolandTignor · 39 replies
    Local 15 ^ | April 15, 2013 |
    University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach, who was near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions went off, said he thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.
  • Army drill scares residents on Houston's south side

    01/28/2013 10:13:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    abc local ^ | 1/28/13 | Jessica Willey
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The sight of Army helicopters and the sound of gunfire created a lot of concern Monday afternoon in one Houston neighborhood. We received a lot of phones calls, Tweets and Facebook posts from worried neighbors, wondering what was going on. SkyEye 13 HD was over the south side where at first look, it appeared there was a massive SWAT scene happening. With military helicopters flying above her southeast Houston neighborhood, Frances Jerrals didn't know what to think. "When you see this, you think the worst. When you hear this, you think the worst," Jerrals said. And so,...
  • Bubblin' Crude

    12/18/2012 10:27:40 AM PST · by scocha · 6 replies ^ | 12/18/12 | S.H. Chambers
    Cartoon. President Obama clarifies his "all of the above" energy policy. "In order to decrease our dependence on foreign oil..."
  • Man attempts to rob convenience store with electric drill

    09/06/2012 8:15:06 AM PDT · by bigbob · 26 replies
    Lincoln JournalStar ^ | 9/5/12 | Lincoln JournalStar
    Police are looking for a man who attempted to rob a convenience store early Wednesday with an electric drill. A man wearing black jeans, a black sweater and a black mask entered the Kwik Shop near First Street and Cornhusker Highway at 2:49 a.m., Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood said. He demanded money and held an object concealed under a towel to look like a gun, Flood said. The clerk, however, noticed a drill bit and saw a cord hanging from below the towel and refused to give the man money. After the clerk told the man she thought it...
  • Mitt Romney Energy Plan Evokes ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’ Slogan

    08/23/2012 5:33:00 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    abc ^ | 8/23/2012 | By Emily Friedman
    Mitt Romney revealed a new energy policy today that will hinge on states, and not the federal government, being able to control energy development on federal land, a shift that the campaign says will result in North American energy independence by the year 2020. It includes more offshore drilling options, evoking memories of the slogan introduced four years ago at the Republican National Convention in 2008: “Drill, baby, drill.” “If I’m the president of the United States in a few months here, I will set a national goal of America and North America, North American energy independence by 2020,” Romney...
  • Navy Commandos in Largest Drill in Decade

    05/13/2012 2:00:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/12 | Gil Ronen
    Israel Navy commando forces carried out their largest drill in a decade last week. Soldiers of the elite Shayetet 13 and the 916 Detachment, together with the Snapir port security unit and the Israel Air Force, practiced "operational scenarios that could arise at any moment," reported Yohanan Levin in the Israel Navy Website. The senior leadership of the Detachment attended the exercise, in which soldiers simulated a number of scenarios. These included neutralization of an enemy force at sea, ship malfunctions, and evacuation of an injured soldier by helicopter – all carried out within severe time restraints. The exercise was...
  • Kids All Over America Are Being Put On Buses During School Terror Drills

    03/27/2012 4:35:00 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 66 replies ^ | March 26th, 2012 | The American Dream
    All over the United States, school children are being taken out of their classrooms, put on buses and sent to "alternate locations" during terror drills. These exercises are often called "evacuation drills" or "relocation drills" and they are more than a little disturbing. Sometimes parents are notified in advance where the kids are being taken and sometimes they are only told that the children are being taken to an "undisclosed location". In the years since 9/11 and the Columbine school shootings, there has been a concerted effort to make school emergency drills much more "realistic" and much more intense. Unfortunately,...
  • In Oklahoma, Obama Declares Pipeline Support

    03/22/2012 10:59:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 22, 2012 | By JACKIE CALMES
    RIPLEY, Okla. — President Obama stood in a red-dirt field before acres of stacked pipeline pieces on Thursday to illustrate his support for expedited construction of the southern half of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. But his public declaration of support for the project has pleased neither the industry and its Republican supporters nor environmentalists. Environmentalists nationwide have rallied to oppose the entire Canada-to-Gulf Coast pipeline because its owner, TransCanada, wants to transport what environmental groups consider dirty oil from the tar sands of Alberta. The groups say such oil would hasten climate change, threaten spills and pollute air,...
  • FACT CHECK: More US drilling didn't drop gas price

    03/21/2012 2:29:23 PM PDT · by Dacula · 92 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 3:06 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    <p>WASHINGTON — It's the political cure-all for high gas prices: Drill here, drill now. But more U.S. drilling has not changed how deeply the gas pump drills into your wallet, math and history show.</p> <p>A statistical analysis of 36 years of monthly, inflation-adjusted gasoline prices and U.S. domestic oil production by The Associated Press shows no statistical correlation between how much oil comes out of U.S. wells and the price at the pump.</p>
  • Senate rejects plan to open Arctic refuge to drilling

    03/13/2012 3:09:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 13, 2012 | Sean Cockerham
    WASHINGTON _ The Senate on Tuesday resoundingly rejected a sweeping measure to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other protected areas to oil drilling, as well as to approve construction of the Keystone pipeline project. Tuesday's vote was the first time in four years that the Senate has voted on a measure including ANWR drilling, and it failed miserably.
  • U.S. must 'hustle' to reach 36 billion gallons of biofuels by 2022, ag secretary says

    03/12/2012 6:34:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | March12, 2012 | by Cory Nealon
    The United States can meet President Barack Obama's goal of producing 36 billion gallons of biofuels by 2022, but it better get moving. That's according to Tom Vilsack, secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. According to a 2010 Agriculture Department report, the agency plans for the U.S. to produce 13.4 billion gallons of biofuels from grasses and sugars. The rest would come from oil seeds, crop residues and wood waste. The EPA is exploring other sources, such as animal fats, municipal solid waste and algae. The push for more biofuels comes as other industries, such as commercial power companies,...
  • White House defends Obama on gas prices after poor poll numbers (Hussein starts drilling?)

    03/12/2012 4:08:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/12/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    White House defends Obama on gas prices after poor poll numbersBy Andrew Restuccia - 03/12/12 01:41 PM ET Interior Secretary Ken Salazar took to the White House briefing room Monday to defend President Obama’s energy plan after a new poll suggested high gas prices are eroding the president’s approval numbers. Salazar insisted that Obama is reviewing short- and long-term actions to lower gas prices, while also noting that there are no quick fixes to the problem. “All options are on the table because the president obviously feels the pain that the American people are facing,” Salazar said when asked if...
  • GOP: Fight high gas prices with more oil drilling, Keystone (the rookie Hussein disagrees?)

    03/03/2012 1:30:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/03/12 | Justin Sink
    GOP: Fight high gas prices with more oil drilling, KeystoneBy Justin Sink - 03/03/12 06:36 AM ET Republicans used their weekly address to slam President Obama on rising gas prices, part of what the GOP says is a "coordinated campaign" to push energy to the forefront of national politics. House Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) pushed what Republicans are calling their "all-of-the-above" energy approach, which would encourage additional drilling in federally owned and offshore areas, the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and a loosening of regulations on the oil industry. "When we responsibly develop these resources, we don’t...
  • Obama Could Lose The Way Carter Did.

    02/25/2012 3:27:56 PM PST · by johnatures · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 23 2012 | John A. Tures
    The talk among college professors, students and those in the conservative southern community I live in, is that Barack Obama is going to win big, whether one wants it to happen or not. The other day, someone said it could be as big a victory as FDR's overwhelming reelection in 1936. I pointed out that Democrats would do well to remember the lessons of the 1980 election. Others in the conversation dismissed such talk. After all, Obama's got a big lead in the polls. According to polls, Obama is opening up big leads in Associated Press polls and even...
  • A “small window” to the unknown world of the subglacial lake Vostok is open.

    02/13/2012 5:42:08 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 11 replies
    The penetration to relict water of subglacial Lake Vostok happened at last on 5 February at 20.25 Moscow time. On 4 February there was a contact of the drill with the water lens at the borehole depth of 3766 m. The ice core bottom segment extracted from this depth served as evidence – the surface of the lower 70 cm of the ice core was glazed, as if it were submerged to water just before recovery. No ducts or capillaries in the ice core body were visually observed at this. Exactly this contact with the water lens in the borehole...
  • Antarctic explorer says Russian scientists drilling at 'alien' underground lake are safe

    02/05/2012 10:40:44 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 34 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 6th February 2012 | ROB COOPER and THOMAS DURANTE
    An American professor and expert of the Antarctic said he believes contact with a team of Russian scientists that has not made contact with colleagues in the U.S for seven days has merely been busy as they drill into a lake buried beneath the Antarctic ice for 20 million years. Professor John Priscu told in an email that the crews have been working ‘round the clock’ to beat the end of Antarctic summer, which ends Tuesday. Afterwards, temperatures will fall to deadly levels.
  • Rick Perry: Perhaps Not Out of This Race Yet!

    01/04/2012 8:47:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 203 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Januarey 4, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    Last night, I wondered if four of the “Not Romneys” would “have the self-control to stop hitting the other Not Romneys and focus on Romney?” For much of this morning, it appeared there would be two fewer of them, with indications that Perry and Bachmann would depart the race. But now, perhaps not; Perry’s personal Twitter account just chirped, “And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State…Here we come South Carolina!!!” It featured this photo:
  • Tweeting the word 'drill' could mean your Twitter account is read by U.S. government spies

    12/28/2011 9:18:53 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    ukdailymail ^ | 9:59 AM on 28th December 2011 | Rob Waugh
    The Department of Homeland Security makes fake Twitter and Facebook profiles for the specific purpose of scanning the networks for 'sensitive' words - and tracking people who use them. Simply using a word or phrase from the DHS's 'watch' list could mean that spies from the government read your posts, investigate your account, and attempt to identify you from it, acccording to an online privacy group. The words which attract attention range from ones seemingly related to diseases or bioweapons such as 'human to animal' and 'outbreak' to other, more obscure words such as 'drill' and 'strain'. The DHS also...
  • Tweeting the word 'drill' could mean your Twitter account is read by U.S. government spies

    12/28/2011 8:43:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/28/11 | Rob Waugh
    The Department of Homeland Security makes fake Twitter and Facebook profiles for the specific purpose of scanning the networks for 'sensitive' words--and tracking people who use them. Simply using a word or phrase from the DHS's 'watch' list could mean that spies from the government read your posts, investigate your account, and attempt to identify you from it, acccording to an online privacy group. [Snip] The DHS outlined plans to scans blogs, Twitter and Facebook for words such as 'illegal immigrant', 'outbreak', 'drill', 'strain', 'virus', 'recovery', 'deaths', 'collapse', 'human to animal' and 'trojan', according to an 'impact asssessment' document filed
  • Iran discovers gas field in Caspian Sea (estimated 50 TRILLION cubic feet of gas)

    12/12/2011 1:19:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/11/11
    Iran discovers gas field in Caspian SeaAP – Sun, Dec 11, 2011 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's oil minister says the country has discovered a huge gas field containing an estimated 50 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Caspian Sea. **SNIP** Iran sits atop the world's second largest proven reserves of natural gas and is the second largest OPEC oil producer.
  • Obama Administration Approving Only 35 Percent of Gulf Drilling Plans

    11/26/2011 4:26:59 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 11 replies
    A new report from a New Orleans-based group reveals that the Obama administration is approving just 35 percent of the oil drilling plans for the Gulf of Mexico so far this year. It is also taking an average of 115 days — nearly four months — to secure approval from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement. Those numbers contrast sharply from previous years. This historical average is a 73.4% approval rate. The approval time has nearly doubled; the historical average is 61 days for the government to approve plans. For plans that require drilling activity, the numbers...
  • Cuba drills where Obama fears to tread

    10/19/2011 8:41:14 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 19,2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Good news, domestic energy fans! After extraordinary delays, it looks like there will finally be some energy production activity in the Gulf of Mexico once again. This time it’s in the fertile fields to the south and west of Florida, employing some brand spanking new deep-water drilling rigs with all the latest technical features. This is terrific, and I’m sure you’ll all join me in congratulating President Obama for moving forward with this much needed expansion of … What’s that? We’re not the ones doing the drilling? Then who is? “Before the end of the year, a Chinese-made drilling platform...

    10/19/2011 5:50:54 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 50 replies
    My Photobucket ^ | October 19, 2011 | swampsniper
    This is cool!
  • Perry's Jobs Plan: Drill, Baby, Drill

    10/17/2011 5:32:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 17, 2011 | Editor
    Election '12: A governor of an energy-rich state would use the "energy of the past" to create the jobs of the present rather than placing bets on solar panels and tilting at windmills. During the GOP presidential debates, Gov. Rick Perry was criticized for taking all the credit for Texas' job-creation record since he was not responsible for the oil and gas in the ground that created many of those jobs. True enough. But like Sarah Palin, the governor of another energy-rich state, he did foster a business-friendly climate as free from NIMBY regulations as possible, making the extraction of...
  • Bahamas oil drilling could begin by 2012

    10/14/2011 2:43:29 PM PDT · by fso301 · 15 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Oct 14, 2011 | David Goodhue
    As state, local and federal officials brace for a major offshore drilling operation to begin between Cuba in Key West in December, another exploratory well may be drilled a year later in the Bahamas. The Bahamian and Cuban governments on Oct. 3 signed an agreement delimiting the two nations’ maritime borders after nearly 40 years of negotiations. The move cleared a major obstacle in the way of the Bahamas’ oil exploration goals since leases identified for their potential oil finds are near Cuban waters.
  • North Dakota soon to pass Alaska in oil production

    10/14/2011 11:04:57 AM PDT · by thackney · 20 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | October 14th, 2011 | Associated Press
    North Dakota is poised to surpass California and Alaska to become the nation's No. 2 oil producer behind Texas. North Dakota's rise in oil production from the Bakken and Three Forks shale formations has propelled it from the nation's ninth-biggest oil producer to fourth since 2006. ... North Dakota is producing about 444,000 barrels daily.
  • Frrep this Poll: Should the State Department approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline?

    10/12/2011 3:26:09 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2011 | Staff
    Should the State Department approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline?
  • The Great Crew Change: 'Honey, How Are We Going to Train All These Kids?'

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