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  • Will North Dakota be the first state to end property taxes?

    06/11/2012 2:27:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Post Bulletin ^ | 6/11/12 | Josh Goodman
    Will North Dakota be the first state to end property taxes?By Josh Goodman Associated Press Posted: Jun 11, 2012, 10:29 am WASHINGTON — North Dakota voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of a ballot initiative that would make the state the first in the country to end property taxes. If any state is going to take such a dramatic step, North Dakota would seem to be a likely candidate. North Dakota is generally a conservative state, and fiscal conservatives generally support lower taxes. The state is also experiencing a surge in tax revenue unrivaled elsewhere. The property tax is...
  • PN Bakken: ND tax collections jump 44 percent (North Dakotaabolish property taxes)

    06/11/2012 2:23:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Petroleum Bakken ^ | May 6, 2012 | Rose Ragsdale
    In the April 17 edition of Forbes, contributor Josh Barro cited an astonishing jump in North Dakota tax collections in 2011 due to the recent oil and gas boom in the northern plains state. Citing U.S. Census Bureau report on 2011 state tax collections figures, Barro said tax collections in North Dakota have soared — up 44.4 percent over 2010, all on the strength of the oil and gas boom in the Bakken shale formation. Severance taxes (taxes on natural resource extraction) leaped 65 percent from year to year and now make up 49 percent of the state’s tax collections....
  • Argentina to 'immediately launch' criminal proceedings against UK oil firms

    06/04/2012 7:02:26 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 04 Jun 2012 | Philip Aldrick
    The Argentine foreign ministry on Monday declared "illegal and clandestine" the activities of Desire Petroleum, Falkland Oil and Gas, Rockhopper Exploration, Borders and Southern Petroleum, and Argos Resources on the grounds that they are drilling in Argentine waters. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said the companies were operating "in a sovereign area of the Argentine nation and as such fall within its specified laws and rules". The companies "are not authorised by the Argentine government under law 17.319 on hydrocarbons", she added. According to the Argentine foreign ministry, her declaration opened the way for the "immediate launch" of criminal proceedings....
  • Obama to fight judge’s ruling EPA overstepped bounds in revoking coal mine permit

    06/03/2012 7:48:45 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Unified Patriots ^ | June 2, 2012 | Lady Impact Ohio
    The sorry saga continues, as the Obama administration is intent on getting their way in everything and by any means possible. In January of 2011 I reported that the EPA had revoked the permit for an already-in-use coal mine in West Virginia, the Spruce Mine to be specific operated by Arch Coal, citing “violations of the Clean Air Act.” This unprecedented action struck fear in the hearts of not only coal companies who have invested millions of dollars and time into securing the necessary permits, but other business owners as well. After all, why would they want to invest in...
  • What has caused the recent drop in oil price/bbl(about $20/bbl; $0.60/gal at the pump)? (Vanity)

    05/30/2012 7:51:58 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 49 replies
    self ^ | 05/30/2012 | izzatzo
    Actually, I know the answer to my own question. The answer is manyfold: Hussein has lifted the drilling moratorium; Hussein approved Keystone; Hussein has opened domestic exploration, drilling, and production; Hussein has opened the "strategic reserve"; Hussein didn't actually "invest" all those billions in Brazil's, etc. petroleum industries, he invested it our petroleum industry; Hussein Obama pees oil thereby increasing domestic supply driving the price down; isn't Obama wonderful? NOT I'm not an industry economist so what did I miss? Don't tell me it's all because of Memorial Day and summer's arrival, that doesn't make sense. This is not an...
  • June 2012 could be America's pivotal month

    05/31/2012 7:58:53 AM PDT · by billorites · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 30, 2012 | Philip Klein
    June is usually a sleepy month during any presidential election, but not this year. Two events this month will not only affect the outcome of the presidential election, but also have a dramatic impact on the direction of the country, no matter who wins in November. On June 5, Wisconsin voters will decide whether or not to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The vote will be the culmination of an 18-month campaign by big labor to thwart Walker's public sector union reforms, which are already loosening the stranglehold that the unions had on state and local budgets. With just a...
  • Friday's US Jobs Report Is So Stunningly Bad It's A Danger To The Global Economy

    06/03/2012 10:37:55 AM PDT · by Son House · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 3, 2012 | AP Writers
    Alan Krueger, head of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, pointed out that the country has added jobs for 27 months in a row, including 4.3 million jobs in the private sector. The economy still has a few bright spots. Americans bought cars and trucks a strong pace last month, giving automakers their best May since 2008. Underscoring the challenge for Obama with five months to go in the campaign, a May poll by The Associated Press and GfK, a research company, showed that 52 percent disapproved of Obama's handling of the economy while 46 percent approved. Some financial analysts...
  • Neocons vs. Islamophobes

    05/24/2012 5:37:04 PM PDT · by rmlew · 8 replies
    Salon ^ | May 16, 2012 | Jordan Michael Smith
    The Muslim Brotherhood, a group that was once thought virtually extinct in Syria, has surprised everyone by staging a comeback. The Islamist group is, according to Reuters, a “dominant force” in the Syrian opposition. Similarly, in Egypt, the MB has become perhaps the most powerful group in the wake of the Revolution.This doesn’t sit well with everyone in the American conservative movement, and two factions are vying to define the Republican response to the increased power of political Islam. Leading what might be called the ‘to-hell-with-democracy’ strain of thought is Andrew McCarthy, a national-security columnist for National Review and senior...
  • Israel Discovers New Giant Off-Shore Oil and Gas Field

    06/03/2012 7:39:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/6/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    An Israel energy company announced Sunday it has discovered an off-shore energy field that may even surpass previous finds in terms of the possibilities of developing commercial grade oil. Israel Opportunity Energy Resources LP announced that its Pelagic licenses indicate 6.7 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of gas and 1.4 billion barrels of oil. By comparison, the previously announced Tamar and Leviathan off-shore fields contain an estimated 9 and 17 TCF of natural gas. The amount of commercial oil, if any, has not been finalized, but estimates of possible oil in the Leviathan field have been downsized to 600 million barrels....
  • Keystone readies SE Texas linkage

    05/30/2012 5:11:23 PM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Beaumont Enterpris ^ | May 30, 2012 | Dan Wallach
    A crude oil pipeline that will run 485 miles from Cushing, Okla., to Southeast Texas should be under construction by late summer and operational in late 2013. TransCanada, the builder of the Keystone Pipeline, is looking for workers, vendors and suppliers to help support the $2.3 billion project. On Tuesday, TransCanada conducted a registration workshop in Beaumont, similar to others it has sponsored in other areas along the route. "We'll need supplies, goods and services," TransCanada spokesman Jim Prescott said, listing fuel, tires, oil and welding sticks. And, he said, "We anticipate it will create about 4,000 direct construction jobs...
  • Euro-zone Crisis Will Hit Russia Hard

    05/28/2012 10:15:59 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    TMO ^ | 5-28-2012<b> | Pravda
    Euro-zone Crisis Will Hit Russia Hard Economics / Russia May 28, 2012 - 07:38 AM By: Pravda The political collapse in Greece and Moody's downgrade of the rankings of 16 Spanish banks at once have led to the decline in stock indexes all over the world. In Russia, the head of the Central Bank, Sergei Ignatiev, showed an optimistic reaction to such unpleasant news. Making a speech at the government last week, the official urged everyone not to panic. According to him, Russia is prepared to the crisis much better than it was four years ago. Economists say, though, that...
  • UPDATE 6-Brent crude oil rises above $107 on Greece, Iran

    05/28/2012 12:04:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday, May 28, 2012 | Christopher Johnson
    Oil rose above $107 per barrel on Monday as fears of a euro zone break-up receded but Middle East oil supply worries resurfaced after minimal progress in talks over Iran's nuclear programme. Opinion polls suggested Greece's pro-bailout conservatives could win elections on June 17, keeping the country in the euro zone and making a swift collapse of the currency bloc less likely. Fears of a war in the Gulf that could threaten global oil supplies have returned after world powers failed to convince Iran last week to halt its most sensitive nuclear work. Tension between Iran and the West remains...
  • The Plan for 21st Century American Resurgence

    05/23/2012 5:08:02 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 5 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-05-23 03:40:40 | TPTsubmissions
    The most crucial Presidential election, in a lifetime, nears.  Please read what I authored.  Is this the proper direction for America, now? It is Romney, his baggage and his ideology, vs. Obama, his baggage and his ideology. What else could the election represent? It represents the future for America and our families, now and forever.  -Lance"THE ECONOMIC FUTURE FOR AMERICA IS NOW, STARTING IN 2009", (2012).By: S. Lance SilverHow are we going to pay now and in the future for our American lifestyle? It's so simple.We create money for American expenditures currently in two methods:1. by Taxation;2. by Printing;There is...
  • Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan & The Black Panthers: Shocking New Details on Their Meeting & the ‘Beast’...

    05/22/2012 11:34:07 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 22, 2012 | Benny Johnson
    Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan & The Black Panthers: Shocking New Details on Their Meeting & the ‘Beast’ Axis That Was Forged According to New Black Panther Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz: Envisions the “glory” of “paroling on the Israeli embassy with a hundred New Black Panthers” fighting for Palestine. Fighting white people is an “international struggle against a common enemy.” Whites are trying to “divide the non-white” population against each other Because “half of Africa” was involved in slavery “we say Africa owes us reparations, too.” Black radicals should seek “alliances that are possible right now with people who got solid track records...
  • Top 10 reasons President Obama won't be reelected

    05/21/2012 9:44:54 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 29 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 19, 2009 | Staff
    If you have any doubts that Obama will be sent packing from the White House in November, then cast your eyes at this list of reasons Barack Obama will be a one-term president.
  • Enbridge starts historic flow on Seaway oil pipeline { First flow to Texas refiners from Cushing}

    05/21/2012 5:42:57 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | MAY 17, 2012 | DINA O'MEARA
    First oil will flow south to refiners in the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend on the Seaway pipeline, providing slight relief to bloated storage in the Midwest and to discounted Canadian crude. Enbridge Inc. and partner Enterprise Products Partners said Thursday the 150,000 barrel-per-day line reversal was complete, and oil from Cushing, Oklahoma would be arriving in Houston, Texas within two weeks. Markets responded to the news by shrinking the discount of West Texas Intermediate to Europe’s Brent by $2 to approximately $14 US per barrel on visions of slowly debottlenecking record amounts of oil at Cushing. The difference had...
  • Mitt Romney vows immediate approval of Keystone XL on first day in White House

    05/21/2012 5:35:18 AM PDT · by thackney · 42 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | MAY 18, 2012 | LEE-ANNE GOODMAN
    Mitt Romney is vowing to approve TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline on his first day on the job if elected U.S. president in November. In a campaign ad unveiled on Friday, the presumptive Republican nominee asks voters to imagine Day 1 of his presidency, and lists Keystone as a top priority. "Day One, President Romney immediately approves the Keystone pipeline, creating thousands of jobs that Obama blocked," the ad's narrator says. Romney has been maligning U.S. President Barack Obama for months for failing to give the green light to Keystone. The president rejected the $7 billion pipeline earlier this year, but...
  • Joe Sixpack Get Lost!

    05/20/2012 9:42:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/19/2012 | Mickey Kaus
    So it’s unanimous, then– Thomas Edsall was right: In the aftermath of Obama’s gay marriage flip, pundits seem to have concluded that Obama’s Democratic party has indeed given up on white working class voters. They’ve been dropped from the winning coalition, which is now composed of three main groups: “young people, college-educated whites (especially women), and minorities,” according to Ron Brownstein. Bill Galston agrees. Ruy Teixeira–who once wrote a book called America’s Forgotten Majority: Why the White Working Class Still Matters–agrees. Here’s Teixeira on how Obama can win Arizona: First, the share of Hispanic voters must grow and their support...
  • Gas Should Be More Expensive (Democrat Policy Barf Alert)

    05/20/2012 9:26:10 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 27 replies
    If we want to reduce fossil fuel consumption, I say, we should raise the price of gasoline to $7 a gallon. Reason: Today this country burns through 21 million barrels of oil per day, 60 percent of which is imported. Only with some shared economic pain will we ever change our habits. High gas prices will force us to think before we drive. It will encourage mass transit use, car pooling, and the sale of more fuel-efficient cars. The auto industry will not suffer because it has learned that it can charge more for cars that are cheaper to build...
  • Role of American capitalism on trial

    05/20/2012 7:41:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 20, 2012 | Robert J. Samuelson
    This election is being fought along the traditional skirmish line of capital versus labor. President Obama projects himself as the protector of workers and families who are preyed upon by greedy and wealthy capitalists. Mitt Romney counters that the president doesn't understand business and that his antagonism discourages private investment and job creation. A couple of observations on the table. First, capital income doesn't flow just to "fat cats." It also goes to small businesses, retirement accounts, college endowments, ordinary shareholders, landlords and people who collect interest. Second, labor's shrinking share isn't necessarily a disaster for workers. What else is...