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  • Why trading water futures could be in our future

    07/02/2014 2:29:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/02/2014 | Patti Domm
    Water is the one natural resource required to sustain all life on the planet, making it already the most important commodity on Earth. Although it has been fought over, sold, diverted, dammed, claimed by governments and overseen by authorities, Wall Street has never really gotten its hands in it the way it has with, say, oil. Looking ahead into the next quarter century, clean drinkable water is expected to become more scarce as the human population grows and climate change shifts the shorelines and weather patterns. So the question is, Will this most precious commodity become a traded resource that...
  • NYC Announces Plan to Equalize Neighborhoods

    05/27/2014 10:17:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2014 | John Semmens
    Concerned that the City is an inhomogeneous hodgepodge with pockets of great wealth in some neighborhoods and squalor in others, newly appointed Housing Preservation and Development Commissar Vicki Been announced a plan to move 80,000 to 120,000 poorer families into middle class neighborhoods. “This way instead of having blight and filth in every direction they might look poorer families will be within easy walking distance of a better kept neighborhood,” Been boasted. “The crimes that plague poorer sections of our City would be more evenly dispersed throughout the whole City. Victims will come from a more broadly representative subset of...
  • BLM EYES 90,000 ACRES OF TEXAS LAND

    04/21/2014 1:37:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Bob Price
    After the recent Bundy Ranch episode by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Texans are becoming more concerned about the BLM’s focus on 90,000 acres along a 116 mile stretch of the Texas/Oklahoma boundary. The BLM is reviewing the possible federal takeover and ownership of privately-held lands which have been deeded property for generations of Texas landowners. Sid Miller, former Texas State Representative and Republican candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, has since made the matter a campaign issue to Breitbart Texas. “In Texas,” Miller says, “the BLM is attempting a repeat of an action taken over 30 years ago...
  • MilitaryConnection.com -Jobs Sources, Military Loans, Career Guidance For the Military Vet

    03/28/2014 4:37:27 AM PDT · by lbryce · 1 replies
    MilitaryConnection.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Staff
    army navy air force marines coastguard dod guard veteransgibill jobs Home Resources Military Buzz Military Spouses Directory of Employers Job Fairs Virtual Mall Charity Connection Advertising Blog GI Bill FAQs Featured Jobs Register here for SAT/ACT/LSAT Tests jobs loans schools scholarships virtual jobs register CAREERS FOR MILITARY VETERANS, VETERAN SCHOOLS, NEW GI BILL RESOURCES AND MILITARY LOANS Government jobs, up-to-date information on military schools, federal jobs, as well as military loans and detailed information on military pay charts. Our online directories of resources and information feature vital information on military education and benefits including the GI Bill, employment opportunities, the...
  • Red China’s Economic Strategies for Central Asia: Building Roads to Afghan Strategic Resources

    09/25/2012 10:46:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 9/21/2012 | Zabikhulla S. Saipov
    Recent Chinese diplomatic maneuvers in Central Asia, both bilateral and multilateral, show that Beijing’s strategy treats the region as a corridor for reaching resource bases in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa. Central Asia is thus part of China’s broader blueprint of securing strategic resources and supplies to feed its developing economy (Z. Saipov, China Oil & Gas Monitor, Week 21, Issue 396, News Base, May 31, p. 3–4). Hu Jintao (L) and Islam Karimov Illustratively, Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu’s two-week official tour of Congo, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on September 1–13 (English.sina.com, September 6) supports the premise that...
  • Water balance of global aquifers revealed by groundwater footprint (Abstract)

    08/16/2012 10:39:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    Nature ^ | 09 August 2012 | Tom Gleeson, Yoshihide Wada, Marc F. P. Bierkens & Ludovicus P. H. van Beek
    Groundwater is a life-sustaining resource that supplies water to billions of people, plays a central part in irrigated agriculture and influences the health of many ecosystemsMost assessments of global water resources have focused on surface water,, but unsustainable depletion of groundwater has recently been documented on both regional and global scales. It remains unclear how the rate of global groundwater depletion compares to the rate of natural renewal and the supply needed to support ecosystems. Here we define the groundwater footprint (the area required to sustain groundwater use and groundwater-dependent ecosystem services) and show that humans are overexploiting groundwater in...
  • With Big California Water Project, Governor Wants to 'Get %#@* Done'

    07/29/2012 7:35:55 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    The Atlantic Cities ^ | 26 July 2012 | Nate Berg
    Since returning to the state's top job for a second time in 2011, California Governor Jerry Brown has faced massive fiscal and functional problems. And he has not been shy about making bold moves to try to solve some of those problems. "Analysis paralysis is not why I came back," he said at a press conference in Sacramento Wednesday. "I want to get shit done." In this instance, the shit Brown hopes to get done is a $23 billion water delivery tunnel system that aims to help supply water to the state's Central Valley farms and the massive urban agglomerations...
  • Oregon Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail -- for Collecting Rainwater on His Property

    07/27/2012 10:01:30 AM PDT · by rawhide · 69 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7-26-12 | Kendra Alleyne
    – A rural Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and over $1,500 in fines because he had three reservoirs on his property to collect and use rainwater. Gary Harrington of Eagle Point, Ore., says he plans to appeal his conviction in Jackson County (Ore.) Circuit Court on nine misdemeanor charges under a 1925 law for having what state water managers called “three illegal reservoirs” on his property – and for filling the reservoirs with rainwater and snow runoff. “The government is bullying,” Harrington told CNSNews.com in an interview Thursday. “They’ve just gotten to be big bullies...
  • Nestle blames biofuels for high food prices

    07/18/2012 2:03:37 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 62 replies
    BBC ^ | July 18, 2012 | James Melik
    The head of the world's largest food producer believes high prices are due to the growing of crops for biofuels."The time of cheap food prices is over," says Nestle chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe. He is highly critical of the rise in the production of bio-diesel, saying this puts pressure on food supplies by using land and water that would otherwise be used to grow crops for human or animal consumption."If no food was used for fuel, the prices would come down again - that is very clear," he says. "We are now in a new world with a completely different level...
  • The Largest Natural Disaster In U.S. History: The Endless Drought Of 2012 Will Bake America...

    07/16/2012 10:01:00 AM PDT · by blam · 89 replies
    The American Dream ^ | 7-16-2012 | Robert Wenzel
    The Largest Natural Disaster In U.S. History: The Endless Drought Of 2012 Will Bake America Well Into AugustRobert WenzelJuly 16, 2012 Why is the heartland of the United States experiencing such a horrific drought right now? At the moment, approximately 61 percent of the entire nation is experiencing drought conditions, and this is absolutely devastating farmers and ranchers all over the country. Less than two weeks ago I wrote an article asking what would happen if these drought conditions persisted, and now we are finding out. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has created the largest natural disaster area in U.S....
  • You Worry. You Shouldn't : Overpopulation and Resource Exhaustion

    06/18/2012 4:20:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/17/2012 | Art Carden
    I worry too much. You do, too. And no wonder: you can’t watch the news or read a newspaper or click on a website without seeing or reading a report about something horrifying. Often, the risk as reported in the media is grossly out of proportion with the actual risk you face. Given that we have limited time and energy, there are some things people worry about that get far too much attention relative to the risks they pose. It seems like there are terrifying possibilities around every corner, and unfortunately there is an entire “industry”—government—that feeds on and fuels...
  • Western states demand feds return public land amid clamor for more drilling

    03/27/2012 6:41:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 27, 2019 | Joseph Weber
    Several Western states, fed up with a federal government some claim is locking down public land against oil drilling, are demanding Washington return millions of acres to state control. The pleas mark a new front in the battle over states' rights, and one state has already codified its demand into law. Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert, a Republican, signed a law several days ago that asks the federal government to return 20 million acres, which could be used to develop oil and other natural resources to bolster the state economy. Republican state Rep. Ken Ivory said Tuesday the land is...
  • Agenda 21 Action Thread

    03/23/2012 4:34:41 PM PDT · by TEXOKIE · 208 replies · 2+ views
    A few days ago I realized that we who are participating on the Agenda 21 thread have amassed an impressive amount of data and links which are quite important for the educating of anyone who is wondering what “Agenda 21” is all about. There is absolutely no question in the minds of any of our participants at this stage that “Agenda 21” is real, and is NOT a tin-foil hat conspiracy. There are quite a number of people on this forum who were way ahead of us, and have been quite patient with us while some (like myself) have played...
  • Barnhardt: Why The March 16th, 2012 White House Executive Order Is Different

    03/19/2012 10:28:21 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | March 18, 2012 | Ann Barnhardt
    I’m getting really, really sick of these pundits and talking heads on the so-called “right” clucking their tongues at the unwashed masses and telling us that we’re crazy and paranoid to be the least bit concerned each and every time the Obama regime takes another stride toward totalitarianism. And it is EACH AND EVERY TIME. Let me break it down for Ed Morrissey, and all of the other pundits in that social circle so that you can get your heads around this. We are concerned and even, dare I say it, panicked, because we can see the big picture of...
  • President Obama signs Executive Order allowing for control over all US resources

    03/17/2012 10:44:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 95 replies
    Examinier.com ^ | 3/17/12 | Kenneth Schortgen Jr
    On March 16th, President Obama signed a new Executive Order which expands upon a prior order issued in 1950 for Disaster Preparedness, and gives the office of the President complete control over all the resources in the United States in times of war or emergency. The National Defense Resources Preparedness order gives the Executive Branch the power to control and allocate energy, production, transportation, food, and even water resources by decree under the auspices of national defense and national security. The order is not limited to wartime implementation, as one of the order's functions includes the command and control of...
  • Expert unease over deadly flu virus 'created' in Dutch laboratory(biological WMD?)

    11/26/2011 4:57:11 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Dutch News ^ | 11/25/11
    Expert unease over deadly flu virus 'created' in Dutch laboratory Friday 25 November 2011 Dutch scientists have created a flu virus which is so deadly there is doubt about whether the research should be published, the Volkskrant reports on Friday. The paper says American experts are worried detailed information could fall into the wrong hands and that terrorists could recreate the virus as a weapon. The fears are notable because the work was carried out on behalf of the National Institutes of Health in the US. The research team, led by Ron Fouchier, professor of virology at Erasmus teaching hospital,...
  • Are You Prepared For What’s Coming?

    11/16/2011 1:18:45 PM PST · by blam · 106 replies · 1+ views
    The Market Oracle UK ^ | November 16, 2011 | Michael Burnham
    Are You Prepared For What’s Coming? Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2011 Nov 16, 2011 - 05:35 AM Michael A Burnham writes: The US$ is the world reserve currency and a huge amount of it is used in international commerce and held in foreign banks. What is the real value of the US$ or any currency for that matter? Money is no longer backed by gold or anything other than “good faith”, thus coined “fiat currency". Whenever the US Treasury runs short of money, it auctions Treasury notes…IOUs. But since there are fewer interested buyers in the world today, it then...
  • DAVID ROSENBERG: We Are In Year 4 Of A 7-10 Year Depression

    11/13/2011 10:11:57 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI /Pragmatic Capitalism ^ | 11-12-2011 | Cullen Roche
    DAVID ROSENBERG: We Are In Year 4 Of A 7-10 Year Depression Cullen Roche, Pragmatic Capitalism Nov. 13, 2011, 6:56 AM David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff joined Consuelo Mack on Wealth Track this weekend to discuss his outlook for the economy. Rosenberg isn’t just bearish. He say the US economy is in a modern day depression similar to what Japan has suffered from for the last 20 years. He bases this view on the idea that de-leveraging tends to coincide during a prolonged period of economic weakness that is not merely consistent with recession. Rosenberg says we’re just 4 years...
  • Russia WTO Accession: Success Could Spark Belated Economic Boom

    11/12/2011 4:06:30 PM PST · by SteelToe · 5 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 12, 2011 | Hao Li
    The Russia World Trade Organization (WTO) accession just took a big step forward on Nov. 10, 2011. The WTO Working Party on Russia’s accession approved the package detailing Russia’s entry into the international organization. This package will then be forwarded to the WTO at a meeting in December for adoption. Russia itself will have until June 2012 to ratify the package. After that, it will soon become a full-fledged member. Emerging market countries like China have proven that WTO accession, combined with credible global integration reforms, could pay huge dividends. Russia fits the bill of such a country. Since the...
  • High price of metal leads to spurt in South Florida sewer grate thefts

    10/29/2011 10:09:19 AM PDT · by dennisw · 17 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | October 28, 2011| | By Lisa J. Huriash,
    "These thieves are grasping for any metal they can get their hands on," said Fort Lauderdale Detective Travis Mandell, adding that manhole covers have also been taken. "At this point they are probably looking for any scrap they can sell and have realized sewer grates are a viable option." He said his department has assigned a detective to investigate scrap yards and try to locate the stolen property. "It really disgusts me that these criminals can live with themselves after they place the safety of the public in jeopardy, all for pennies on the dollar," said Mandell. "There seems to...
  • Copper Tumbles 6% (4% Yesterday)

    10/20/2011 11:46:39 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-20-2011 | Eric Platt
    Copper Tumbles 6% Eric Platt Oct. 20, 2011, 2:07 PM Copper, after tumbling 4% yesterday, plummeted again on the COMEX today. It's down 6% to $3.07 per pound. Take a look: Image: FinViz Precious metals are also taking a beating: * December gold contracts: Down 2.0% to $1,614 an ounce * December silver contracts: Down 2.8% to $30.36 an ounce * January platinum contracts: Down 2.1% to $1,491 an ounce * Southern Copper Corp. is trading 1.5% lower today. (snip)
  • Rick Perry jobs plan: Make rest of America more like Texas -- Working

    10/14/2011 3:10:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 128 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 14, 2011 | Mark Trumbull
    ....Not all economists would put domestic energy production among their top five priorities for job growth. But many do see significant potential in this field, as the Perry campaign does. For example, economist Peter Morici at the University of Maryland, in a recent analysis of the nation's employment crisis, wrote that "shutting down US oil and gas development is costing the US economy millions of jobs." His view: An emphasis on domestic production could create jobs by dramatically reducing America's trade deficit, thus recycling more consumer dollars in the domestic economy. Promotion of energy production would also spill over into...
  • Economic Growth According To The World’s Leading Economists

    10/05/2011 5:00:32 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 10-5-2011 | Bill Bonner
    Economic Growth According to the World’s Leading Economists By Bill Bonner 10/05/11 Paris, France – We were on the edge of our chairs yesterday. We wanted to see if the Dow would crash through the 10,000 barrier. A break below 10,000 would probably hit the markets like a drone attack on a birthday party… …perhaps causing investors to panic…and the feds to do something really stupid. The feds are getting ready. They’re being egged-on by some of the world’s leading economists. Nobel prize winner, Peter Diamond, for example, urges the feds to spend more money on infrastructure projects. Richard Koo,...
  • Good For Canada And Us

    10/04/2011 6:13:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 4, 2011 | Editor
    Energy: Environmentalists are making a last stand against the Keystone XL pipeline with a scare campaign about groundwater. Time to review the facts and let the project proceed. The Obama administration gets a lot wrong, but it does seem to be getting more clear-headed about oil. This week, it announced it was moving ahead with oil leases that open a sizable swath of the Arctic Ocean to drilling. And it may soon give the green light to TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL, a 1,700-mile, $7 billion pipeline that would bring oil from the tar sands of Alberta to refineries in Texas....
  • Twelve Shocking Quotes From Insiders About The Horrific Economic Crisis That Is Almost Here

    10/02/2011 4:30:15 PM PDT · by blam · 107 replies · 1+ views
    TEC ^ | 10-1-2011
    Prophets Of Doom: 12 Shocking Quotes From Insiders About The Horrific Economic Crisis That Is Almost HereOctober 1, 2011 We are getting so close to a financial collapse in Europe that you can almost hear the debt bubbles popping. All across the western world, governments and major banks are rapidly becoming insolvent. So far, the powers that be are keeping all of the balls in the air by throwing around lots of bailout money. But now the political will for more bailouts is drying up and the number of troubled entities seems to grow by the day. Right now the...
  • U.S. Defense Secretary To Arrive In Israel To Discuss Iran Nuclear Program

    10/02/2011 4:48:44 PM PDT · by edpc · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 2 Oct 2011 | Amos Harel
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will arrive in Israel on Monday and meet with Defense Minister Ehud Barak. The two are due to discuss several issues including security ties between the U.S. and Israel, the Palestinian drive for independence, the "Arab Spring" and the Iranian nuclear program. This will be the second meeting between Barak and Panetta within two weeks. The last meeting took place when Barak visited Washington just before the opening session of the United Nations' General Assembly that dealt with the Palestinian application. Barak also held meetings with General David Petraeus, who replaced Panetta as director...
  • Copper Telling You China Much Worse Off Than You Think?

    09/28/2011 10:15:25 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9-28-2011 | Lee Brodie
    Copper Telling You China Much Worse Off Than You Think? Published: Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 By: Lee Brodie In a volatile market like this one, you can’t afford not to examine every development. And this one isn’t good. In fact, if you’re bullish it’s kind of a one – two punch to the gut. On Wednesday, materials [XLB 30.451 -1.409 (-4.42%) ] led the market lower as investors worried the crisis in Europe could catapult the world into global recession. Considering materials propelled the market to bull market highs earlier in the year, the poor action in this sector is...
  • Germany slams 'stupid' US plans to boost EU rescue fund

    09/27/2011 6:09:43 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/27/2011 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Germany and America were on a collision course on Tuesday night over the handling of Europe's debt crisis after Berlin savaged plans to boost the EU rescue fund as a "stupid idea" and told the White House to sort out its own mess before giving gratuitous advice to others. German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble said it would be a folly to boost the EU's bail-out machinery (EFSF) beyond its €440bn lending limit by deploying leverage to up to €2 trillion, perhaps by raising funds from the European Central Bank. "I don't understand how anyone in the European Commission can have...
  • China pushes India east toward Vietnam

    09/26/2011 4:20:20 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 4 replies
    A recent diplomatic row with China highlights India’s moves to beef up its influence in the East Sea via more cooperation with Vietnam, observers say. China’s “peaceful rise” has led other regional countries to work together as a counterweight to the new superpower, a development evinced by India’s recent moves to strengthen its presence in the East Sea and its cooperation with Vietnam, political analysts say. When receiving Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna during his four day visit to Vietnam on September 17, President Truong Tan Sang welcomed India’s “Look East” policy. He hailed the active participation of India...
  • U.S. Army Embarks On $7 billion Renewable Energy Overhaul

    09/26/2011 11:41:49 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 39 replies
    TPM ^ | September 25, 2011 | ina Casey
    The U.S. Army has embarked on an ambitious $7 billion series of utility-scale renewable energy projects. The new program involves building twenty utility-scale renewable energy installations that rely on a mix of solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass power. The installations will be constructed on land owned by the Department of Defense, at Army bases throughout the U.S. The program calls for the Army to use its land as equity to leverage about $7 billion in private investment for the twenty projects.
  • Short China And The Not So Great Depression

    09/26/2011 11:16:28 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    TMO ^ | 9-26-2011 | Peter Navarro
    Short China And The Not So Great Depression Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2011 Sep 26, 2011 - 02:24 AM By: Peter Navarro Since February, I have called the market trend as a sideways pattern. This kind of trend dictates a move out of equities for the small active retail investors. I reiterate that call now and see far more risk to the downside than reward to the upside. I note that anyone moving to cash as of my February call would have given away no upside profits and would, at this point in time, have been protected from a more...
  • Is The U.S. Government Stockpiling Food In Anticipation Of A Major Economic Crisis?

    09/26/2011 9:59:58 AM PDT · by Shalmaneser · 36 replies · 2+ views
    The Economic Collapse ^ | September 23rd, 2011 | ~~~
    Is the U.S. government stockpiling huge amounts of food and supplies in anticipation that something bad is about to happen? Is something about to cause a major economic crisis that will require large quantities of emergency food? For a while, I have been hearing things about the government storing food through the grapevine and I have not been sure what to think about those rumors. Well, today I received a phone call that blew me away. I debated for quite a while before I decided whether or not to share this information with you all. Normally I do not like...
  • Law of Sea Treaty Could Cost U.S. Trillions

    07/07/2011 2:04:59 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 38 replies
    Human Events ^ | July 6, 2011 | Steven Groves
    It’s the year before a presidential election, so it must be time to debate the Law of the Sea Treaty (“LOST”) again. As recently as last Thursday the Chief of Naval Operations pleaded for the U.S. to join the treaty. The Obama Administration has supported Senate action on LOST since at least May 2009 when it released its Treaty Priority List. The last time LOST came up was in 2007 when the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, then chaired by Sen. Joe Biden, held hearings. But the treaty was never brought to the floor for a vote. 2011 is beginning to...
  • Port of St. Helens a potential candidate for a terminal to export coal to Asia

    06/15/2011 1:02:35 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Oregonian, Oregon Live ^ | June 14, 2011 | Scott Learn, The Oregonian
    Legal documents indicate the Port of St. Helens is talking with a coal export terminal developer, the first sign that Oregon could be in the mix to export coal to meet ever-growing Asian demand. Evidence of Port of St. Helens interest in coal stems from a complaint filed by Columbia Riverkeeper, which opposes coal export, asking a judge to require the port to release coal-related documents. ... The activity has caught the attention of Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat with strong backing from environmental groups. In a statement to The Oregonian Tuesday, Kitzhaber stopped short of taking a position on...
  • USA: A Net Exporter of Natural Gas?

    06/09/2011 5:12:24 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 11 replies
    Newgeography.com ^ | 6/9/2011 | Christopher Mims
    Less than a decade ago, major American energy companies were investing billions in constructing new terminals for importing liquefied natural gas — the cooled, dense state of methane that makes it economical for it to be transported by ship. Today, some of those same companies are contemplating spending billions to retrofit those facilities in order to export LNG. What happened in the interim? Natural gas boomed in the U.S., thanks to major discoveries of unconventional gas deposits in shale rock and new extraction techniques. In 2011, the U.S. Energy Information Administration raised its estimate for “technically recoverable” natural gas reserves...
  • Point of No Return | National Debt Tops Personal Income

    05/29/2011 12:26:49 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 14 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | May 29, 2011 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    ~ By: Larry Walker, Jr. ~For the first time since World War II, the National Debt of the United States has exceeded personal income, on a per capita basis. The point of no return was breached in 2010, during Barack Obama’s second year in office, and the derangement continues to spin hopelessly out of control. This means that every dollar earned by an American citizen is now owned by the federal government, and then some. That’s right, the average annual income of most working-class Americans now belongs to the federal government. The warning of Thomas Jefferson has come to pass,...
  • Energy dependence: A completely unnecessary national security risk

    03/28/2011 6:37:26 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 10 replies
    The North Star National ^ | March 27th, 2011 | Herman Cain
    In the early 1970s, America’s dependence on foreign oil was a little over 20 percent. Today, our dependence on foreign oil is over 65 percent. We have become more and more energy dependent because we have never had a serious energy independence strategy, and we still do not have one. Energy independence is within our grasp because we have plenty of energy natural resources. We have billions of barrels of oil, plenty of natural gas reserves, more coal than any other country in the world, lots of places we could build dams for hydroelectricity and some of the safest nuclear...
  • The energy superpower (For fun, try to guess w/o reading who has more reserves than anyone on earth)

    03/28/2011 6:12:50 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    american thinker ^ | 3/28/11 | T. LIFSON
    According to the Congressional Research Service, which nation has the largest energy reserves of all? Surprise! It is the United States. Peter C. Glover of the Energy Tribune writes: In case anyone missed it, let me repeat something that is of a magnitude of 10 on the scale of news-quakes for Joe Public USA: America's combined energy resources are, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service (CSR), the largest on earth. They eclipse Saudi Arabia (3rd), China (4th) and Canada (6th) combined - and that's without including America's shale oil deposits and, in the future, the potentially...
  • Retirement Planning Advice for My 20-Something Son

    02/24/2011 9:55:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    cbs ^ | Friday, February 25, 2011 | Steve Vernon
    Establish smart spending habits. Live like you're poor. How do you do that? Drive your cars into the ground, don't eat out very much, avoid expensive and potentially unhealthy processed foods, buy food in bulk, buy just enough clothes to fit your needs, and use public transportation. ... Use credit cards only as a convenience to avoid carrying cash; limit your credit card spending so that you can easily pay off the balance each month. Make every dollar count with your spending, so you can free up money to invest in the future. Get healthy. One of the best things...
  • Government's Disease

    01/20/2011 3:54:03 PM PST · by chickadee · 1 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/20/2011 | George Will
    It takes a worried man to sing a worried song, and in a recent speech that seemed like Larry Summers' swan song, the president's departed economic adviser warned that America is "at risk of a profound demoralization with respect to government." He fears a future in which "an inadequately resourced government performs badly, leading to further demands that it be cut back, exacerbating performance problems, deepening the backlash and creating a vicious cycle." <----> snip <----> The vicious cycle that should worry Summers is the reverse of the one he imagines. It is not government being "cut back" because of...
  • Sobering Numbers on American Energy (We are leaving a lot of our natural resources untouched)

    01/07/2011 9:31:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    This week the American Petroleum Institute (API) hosted a conference on “The State of American Energy” in Washington, which I attended. In it, API president Jack Gerard set forth some rather startling figures which speak to the future of the energy industry in the United States and how government policy will impact the effect this critical sector of our economy will have on jobs and the deficit – two areas of immense concern to the majority of Americans. (The full text of the address is available here.)First, Gerard recapped some of the highlights from the previous year. In 2010, oil...
  • Russia's $1.16bn offer for Mantra Resources

    12/15/2010 12:02:43 AM PST · by B.Lyle · 2 replies
    Perth Now ^ | 12/15/2010 | Russel Quinn
    PERTH-based Mantra Resources has received a $1.16 billion all-cash offer from Russia’s ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. “The cash offer enables Mantra shareholders to realise immediate value for their Mantra shares and reflects the size, strategic nature and near-term development potential of the Mkuju River Project uranium deposit.
  • Tax Hike Needed to Prevent Waste of Resources

    09/13/2010 8:11:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    The coming tax hike scheduled for January 1, 2011 has a lot of economists and business people worried. Not even Keynesian economics favors boosting taxes in a time of recession. Nevertheless, President Obama is adamant in his position that the tax hike take place. “I will grant that the idea of a tax hike during a recession is counterintuitive,” the President said. “However, the key is how the money is spent. I’ve heard the arguments saying that families might need this money for that businesses could use it to hire more workers. But these are very ‘iffy’ possibilities. I can...
  • In Council celebrating the 4th of July comes with a parade, fireworks and porcupine races

    07/02/2010 6:19:37 AM PDT · by kbennkc · 2 replies
    Idaho Statesman.com ^ | 2 JUL 10 | KATY MOELLER
    After all, nothing says "so long, suckers" like a race for glory in which drowsy rodents are steered with brooms and plastic garbage cans across a high school football field. No animals are injured in the annual running of the porcupines, say locals in western Idaho's Adams County. And neither are the humans, though some have been barbed by quills. Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/07/02/1253632/a-prickly-tradition.html#ixzz0sWw4gaoW
  • U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan

    06/13/2010 7:54:15 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 25 replies · 1,632+ views
    WASHINGTON — The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials. The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe. An internal...
  • Brewer reallocates AZ border resources, criticizes Obama for inaction

    04/22/2010 6:45:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 669+ views
    PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer unveiled her border security plan Thursday that consists largely of moving around funding for existing National Guard units, providing one-time grants for local law enforcement - and railing against the Obama administration for failing to do more. In a press conference at the state's National Guard headquarters, Brewer said it is the not the job of state government to secure the border. "But we have no other choice,'' she said. "Those who have failed to protect us have shown only weakness and delay.'' She said President Obama and his top officials have "simply turned a...
  • 200mph 'New Orient Express'...(China Neo-Imperialism)

    03/09/2010 6:39:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies · 332+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | March 9, 2010 | Staff
    Rail travel between London and Beijing in just two days could be possible within a decade through an ambitious Chinese project. The Asian power wants to build the 200mph 'Orient Express-style' rail line through Europe, the Middle East, India and Asia, paying for the entire scheme in return to access to the natural resources of the countries it travels through. The main line would link London with Beijing via Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Kiev, St Petersburg, Moscow, Astana in Kazakhstan and Khabarovsk in Russia's far east.
  • Niger president seeks to extend rule

    08/04/2009 4:57:41 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 663+ views
    Financial Times ^ | August 4 2009 | Tom Burgis
    Niger voted on Tuesday in a referendum the president hopes will give him a mandate to change the constitution and rule beyond the end of his term. Mamadou Tandja’s growing authoritarianism has raised fears of unrest in Africa’s second biggest uranium producer. The European Union on Tuesday warned that Mr Tandja’s actions could lead it to cut aid. In recent months, the president has governed by decree after dissolving parliament and disregarding the Supreme Court’s ruling against his plans to extend his stay in office beyond a two-term limit. “In voting today [Tuesday], I believe I have responded to the...
  • Obama Czar Urges Redistribution of America’s Wealth

    09/22/2009 7:59:53 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 20 replies · 1,103+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 20 September 2009 | John Semmens
    Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama’s regulatory “czar,” contends that “most Americans are too wealthy for their own good. They are hogging more than a fair share of the world’s resources and becoming fat and lazy in the process.” Sunstein suggested that “penalties for this country’s contribution to global warming would be an effective and efficient mechanism for achieving the transfer. Who can argue against saving the planet? And if it means American families couldn’t afford that second car or have to eat less meat, they’ll learn to walk more and eat their vegetables—boosting their own health along the way.” The...
  • US STOCKS-Wall St sees worst day in a month on resources, data

    06/15/2009 4:57:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 583+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/15/2009
    * Fresh concerns over economy spark sell-off * Lower commodity prices hit resource shares * Goldman Sachs downgrades Wal-Mart, stock slides * Dow off 2.1 pct, S&P off 2.4 pct; Nasdaq off 2.3 pct * For up-to-the-minute market news click [STXNEWS/US] (Updates with volume, adds details on volatility) By Leah Schnurr NEW YORK, June 15 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks tumbled, marking their worst slide in a month on Monday after regional manufacturing data dented optimism about the economy's health and resource shares fell alongside commodity prices. After a series of signs the economy may be stabilizing, investors are looking for...