Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $15,180
17%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 17% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: opec

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Trump, Following Explosive News Reports, Denies He Worked For Russia

    01/14/2019 10:16:07 AM PST · by Innovative · 62 replies
    NPR ^ | Jan. 14, 2019 | Philip Ewing
    President Trump on Monday denied that he has been trying to conceal details about his discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin after a pair of explosive press reports over the weekend. "I never worked for Russia," Trump told reporters. "It's a disgrace that you even asked that question because it's a whole big fat hoax. It's just a hoax." Trump also said he doesn't know anything about what happened to the notes taken by an interpreter when he met with Putin last summer in Finland or after other meetings with the Russian leader. The Washington Post reported that Trump has...
  • Trump mocks: Why would I expand energy production and hurt Russia if I 'worked for Kremlin?'

    01/14/2019 7:18:08 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 14, 2019 07:46 AM | Katelyn Caralle
    President Trump on Monday asked why he would hurt Russia by expanding U.S. energy production if he was in cahoots with the Kremlin, as most Democrats suspect. “‘Gas prices drop across the United States because President Trump has deregulated Energy and we are now producing a great deal more oil than ever before.’ @foxandfriends But this is bad news for Russia, why would President Trump do such a thing? Thought he worked for Kremlin?” Trump wrote on Twitter Monday morning. On Friday, the New York Times reported that the FBI opened an investigation into whether President Trump was working with...
  • Trump touts 'long overdue' Syria pullout, says US 'will devastate Turkey economically' if they...

    01/13/2019 5:36:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | Nicole Darrah
    FULL TITLE: Trump touts 'long overdue' Syria pullout, says US 'will devastate Turkey economically' if they attack Kurds President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that the "long overdue pullout from Syria" is starting, and threatened that the U.S. will "devastate Turkey economically" if they attack Kurdish forces in the war-torn country. Trump said the removal of troops, which he announced via Twitter in December, is happening "while hitting the little remaining ISIS territorial caliphate hard, and from many directions." The president also vowed that the U.S. "Will attack [ISIS] again from existing nearby base if it reforms." Trump promised the...
  • Mexico endures gas shortages as government cracks down on narco fuel thieves

    01/13/2019 2:40:29 AM PST · by blueplum · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 18 Jan 2019 | Tim MacFarlan
    Mexicans have endured a week of gas shortages as the government takes drastic action to combat narco fuel thieves. Several states in the center of the country, including the capital Mexico City, have seen hundreds of petrol stations closed and long lines at those left open. {snip} The government of Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, known as AMLO, has cut off the gas supply in a number of key pipelines transporting fuel from refineries. The aim is take the fight to the "huachicoleros" as the fuel thieves are known. Many are affiliated with larger drug cartels, who for years have been...
  • New Seafloor Map Reveals How Strange the Gulf of Mexico Is

    05/27/2017 6:13:31 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | 05/26/2017 | Betsy Mason
    The floor of the Gulf of Mexico is one of the most geologically interesting stretches of the Earth’s surface. The gulf’s peculiar history gave rise to a landscape riddled with domes, pockmarks, canyons, faults, and channels — all revealed in more detail than ever before by a new 1.4 billion-pixel map. This striking view of the ocean floor off the coasts of Louisiana and Texas was created by a government agency you’ve likely never heard of called the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). The bureau’s job is to manage exploration and development of the country’s offshore mineral and energy...
  • Venezuela's defense minister would like socialist dictator Maduro to resign

    01/10/2019 2:27:20 PM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    In Venezuela, the main thing we hope and watch for is the whole disaster ending. The people are starving. The aid is not getting through. The oil is gone. The cocaine is out of control. The terrorists are running wild. The torture has started. The oil infrastructure is collapsing. The currency is rotten, with inflation in seven digits. The corruption tops Mobutu's. The country is selling itself out like a raddled street whore to hostile powers in exchange for military weapons and foreign troops to base there, and getting itself into deep-dive debt. Millions are fleeing. The neighbors are angry....
  • Sustainable 'plastics' are on the horizon

    01/04/2019 5:50:44 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 35 replies
    Science Daily / American Friends of Tel Aviv University ^ | 2018 December 25 | Science news from research organizations
    New sustainable biopolymer technology may one day free the world of its worst pollutant Source: American Friends of Tel Aviv University Summary: A new Tel Aviv University study describes a process to make bioplastic polymers that don't require land or fresh water — resources that are scarce in much of the world. The resulting material is biodegradable, produces zero toxic waste and recycles into organic waste. FULL STORY: The invention was the fruit of a multidisciplinary collaboration between Dr. Alexander Golberg of TAU's Porter School of Environmental and Earth Sciences and Prof. Michael Gozin of TAU's School of Chemistry....
  • Saudi Arabia warns of military action if Qatar gets Russian missiles: Report

    06/03/2018 11:06:06 AM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    PARIS: Saudi Arabia has threatened military action against Qatar if it goes ahead and acquires Russia's top of the range S-400 air defence missile system, Le Monde daily reported. Citing information it had obtained, Le Monde said Friday that Riyadh had written to French President Emmanuel Macron asking him to intervene to prevent the deal going ahead and to help preserve regional stability. There was no immediate official reaction from the president's office or the French foreign ministry to the report. Saudi Arabia, backed by other regional powers including Bahrain and the Unite Arab Emirates, broke off relations with Qatar...
  • Column: Trump's top 10 successes of 2018

    01/01/2019 12:53:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Morning Sun ^ | January 1, 2019 | Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post
    In his second year in office, the list of extraordinary things President Trump has done, for good and ill, continued to grow. Today, I offer my annual list of the 10 best things Trump has done in office. (In my next column, I will give you my list of the 10 worst.) 10. He has secured the release of 19 people, including 16 Americans, from foreign captivity. When Pastor Andrew Brunson was freed by Turkey, he became the 19th captive released thanks to Trump. Others include: four held by North Korea; an aid worker and her husband held by Egypt;...
  • Khashoggi: Qatari Asset in Life; Qatari Asset in Death

    12/27/2018 5:28:20 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    SSG ^ | December 23, 2018 | David Reaboi
    When Donald Trump announced that his first trip abroad as president would take him to Saudi Arabia and to Israel, it was a signal that the new administration had returned America’s traditional alliances in the Middle East to their privileged status. For the prior eight years, the Obama White House had, in contrast, prioritized relations with these countries’ regional adversary in Iran and embraced the Islamic Republic’s regional allies, Turkey and Qatar, as key interlocutors and partners. The Obama administration also supported Islamist movements in the Middle East, principally the Muslim Brotherhood, that threated to topple regimes and instigate more...
  • Bombshell: New Info Says Jamal Khashoggi Was A Foreign Influence Agent

    12/27/2018 11:28:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/27/2018 | Jim Hanson
    Jamal Khashoggi’s op-eds published in the very influential Washington Post certainly qualify as attempts to change U.S. policy against Saudi Arabia and in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Washington Post has caused itself a major scandal since it has come to light they and their martyred “reformer” Jamal Khashoggi were publishing anti-Saudi propaganda for Qatar. They tried to bury this in a pre-Christmas Saturday news dump, but that can’t stop the damage this will do to their reputation.“Text messages between Khashoggi and an executive at Qatar Foundation International show that the executive, Maggie Mitchell Salem, at times shaped the...
  • Trump EPA orders rollback of Obama mercury regulations

    12/29/2018 4:59:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 29, 2018 | Ellen Knickmeyer
    The Trump administration has targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying the benefits to human health and the environment may not be worth the cost of the regulation. The 2011 Obama administration rule, called the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, led to what electric utilities say was an $18 billion clean-up of mercury and other toxins from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants. Overall, environmental groups say, federal and state efforts have cut mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants by 85 percent in roughly the last decade. Mercury causes brain...
  • Enviros Threaten To Sue Macron For Caving To Yellow Vest Protesters

    12/29/2018 2:50:12 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Chris White
    Environmentalists are threatening to sue French President Emmanuel Macron for eliminating stiff carbon taxes after a grassroots movement opposed to the measure spurred several mass protests. Greenpeace and three other organization initiated a lawsuit Dec. 18 claiming France is not doing enough to tackle climate change. The organizations are giving the government two months to formulate a response, after which they will move forward with their lawsuit. The legal pursuit puts Macron in a bind. The complaint comes less than a month after Macron dinged an unpopular gas tax that roiled activists associated with the so-called Yellow Vest movement. The...
  • 'Green New Deal' divides Democrats intent on addressing climate change

    12/28/2018 4:46:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/27/18 | Elise Viebeck, David Weigel
    **SNIP** Climate activists expressed disappointment. "Without a mandate to create a plan and a requirement that its members don't take fossil fuel money, we are deeply concerned that this committee will be just another of the many committees we've seen failing our generation our entire lives," said Varshini Prakash, the Sunrise Movement's spokeswoman. The push reflects the increasing power and visibility of liberals on Capitol Hill. Poised to be the largest of the values-based caucuses next year, the Congressional Progressive Caucus has already received a jolt of energy from members such as Ocasio-Cortez, whose political celebrity and regular posts to...
  • Greece-Israel-Cyprus agree on East-Med pipeline at 5th Trilateral Meeting

    12/28/2018 1:29:42 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    TornosNews.gr ^ | December 20, 2018 | Source: CNA
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called on Turkey to respect International Law at the Press Conference following the 5th trilateral meeting in Israel with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday... “We have emphasised the need for respect of international law in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean. Respecting, in particular, the right of Cyprus to exercise its sovereign rights in its EEZ “. Mr Tsipras went on to underline the need for a just and viable solution of the Cypriot problem with the scrapping of the guarantees on the occupied part of the island and...
  • French Riots Really Aren't About Global Warming - They're About Tax Heavy Socialism

    12/11/2018 10:05:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 11, 2018 | Editorial
    After weeks of spreading riots and demonstrations in Paris, socialist French President Emmanuel Macron has had an epiphany or sorts. Not only is he not going to put a new global warming tax on fuel, he's going to let financially-strapped French families keep more of their money from the taxman. At least this year. "No mercy"? Sounds like total surrender for someone who, just days earlier, arrested 1, 939 people across the country, more than a thousand of those in Paris. The truth is, Macron has lost control both of the people and of the narrative. His 18% approval rating...
  • Oh, great. Russia takes over Venezuela’s oil industry

    12/26/2018 6:42:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | December 26, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    We already learned that Russia was sending bombers to Venezuela for military exercises and supporting the country’s imploding economy. What could Vladimir Putin have wanted in exchange? We’re probably seeing the answer come into focus as Russia moves in to “help” Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro as we head into the new year. Putin is going to bail out Maduro’s failing government with some cash in exchange for establishing some measure of control over that nation’s vast crude oil reserves that are currently lying mostly dormant. (WaPo) As allies go, Venezuela is a relatively cheap one for Russia. But the potential...
  • Bigger paychecks and cheap gas drive best holiday shopping season in six years

    12/26/2018 3:41:12 PM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    CNN Business ^ | December 26, 2018 | Nathaniel Meyersohn
    New York (CNN Business)Holiday sales grew at their fastest pace in six years, buoyed by rising wages and a drop in gas prices. Retail spending from November 1 through December 24 increased 5.1% from a year ago, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse. Shoppers spent more than $850 billion during the holidays. Unfazed by volatility on Wall Street, consumers flooded into stores and bought clothes and home decor online. Gas prices have dropped by more than 20 cents a gallon over the past month, giving shoppers extra cash for the holidays. "Consumer confidence translated into holiday cheer for retail," said Steve Sadove,...
  • Venezuela Invades Guyana to Block Exxon Mobil Oil Exploration

    12/25/2018 5:33:00 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/24/2018 | Frances Martel
    The Venezuelan Navy illegally entered the waters of Guyana this weekend and forced a ship contracted by Exxon Mobil to conduct oil research in the area to vacate, The incident, which Guyanese authorities angrily denounced and vowed to bring to the attention of the United Nations, reignites a feud Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro began with the neighboring country in 2015, claiming as much as two-thirds of Guyana itself belonged to Venezuela. Guyana has repeatedly noted that Venezuela signed an agreement in 1899 on the territory in question and no disputes remain as to who owns that land. Exxon Mobil...
  • Turkey masses troops near Kurdish-held Syrian town

    12/23/2018 7:44:08 AM PST · by familyop · 39 replies
    AP, Associated Press ^ | December 23, 2018 | AP, Associated Press
    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey is massing troops near a town in northern Syria held by a U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led force, a war monitor and Turkish media said Sunday. The buildup comes even though Turkey said it would delay a promised offensive in eastern Syria in the wake of U.S. decisions to withdraw its troops.