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Will any TT moonbats "camp" with him?
“Occupy Pittsburgh Spokesman Arrested for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender
“OWS had zero affect on our lives, sure?
“Andrew Breitbart Confronts Occupy
Crowd At CPAC, Demands They
Stop Raping People ”
“Remember when Obama and the D's took mega millions in donations from wall street fat cats?
Obama Tops GOP Candidates in Wall Street Donations
New figures show President Obama continues to pull in huge donations from the financial sector, with more money from Wall Street this year than all other Republican presidential candidates combined. According to the Washington Post, Obama has raised a total of $15.6 million from banks and other financial firms, with nearly $12 million of that going to the Democratic National Committee. Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney has raised less than half that much from Wall Street, around $7.5 million. A top banking executive and Obama fundraiser told the Washington Post that reports of Wall Street antagonism toward Obama "are exaggerated and overblown ... [but] it probably helps from a political perspective if heâs not seen as a Wall Street guy."
OWS this Summer
“I'll watch your video later Nimrod but yeah, they're about to shift gears and it won't be pretty. Just like Greece, we are headed for riots in the streets, all in the name of progress....”
“I can't wait - riots are the only way to make any progress”
“Is this before or after the hyperinflation you've been predicting for the past three years?”
“Doesnt matter, you won't admit it when it happens....
But since you brought it up...Gas is headed for $5.00/gal
Average Gas Price at Obamaâs Inauguration: $1.84 Per Gallon
by Ben Shapiro
The Drudge Report blasted out a link this morning to a piece trumpeting âGas pricesâ earliest-ever rise above $3.50 a bad sign for motorists.â The piece quoted Brian L. Milne, fuels editor for Telvent DTN, a commodity information services firm, who stated that by June, the U.S. average would be above $4 per gallon; in some parts of the country, he said, gas would be above $5 per gallon.
So just where were gas prices when President Obama took office? The average gas price in the U.S. was just $1.84 per gallon. So, what determines price at the pump? The short answer is supply. If we produced more of our oil â if we had, in the words of Sarah Palin, drilled, baby, drilled â our prices at the pump would be lower. But because America imports so much of our oil, we are largely reliant on the whims of cartels like OPEC. That means that international diplomacy and relationships with oil-producing nations are paramount.
President Obama fails on both fronts.
American oil production is up only on private and state lands, and is down on federal lands. According to the Institute for Energy Research, âoil production on federal lands has fallen by 43 percent over the past 9 years according to the Obama administrationâs Energy Information Administration.â Meanwhile, turmoil in the Middle East, thanks to Obamaâs Islamist Winter, is jacking up oil prices from the region.
Letâs put this in context for a moment. Back before the Great Collapse of September 2008, Americaâs oil prices were above $4 per gallon. Meanwhile, the federal government was continuing to sponsor bad mortgages. Many economists believe that the gas prices at the pump directly contributed to the collapse.
Today, weâre talking $4 per gallon again â and as The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday, weâre looking at bailing out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac once again:
âFHA-backed mortgages are an attractive option for borrowers because they can make down payments as low as 3.5%. But as home prices continue to fall, many of those borrowers have fallen underwater, where they owe more than their homes are worth and are at greater risk of default if they experience income shocks. The estimates by the White Houseâs Office of Management and Budget show that the FHAâs capital reserves, which stood at $4.7 billion in October, would be wiped out in the coming year, forcing the agency to seek nearly $700 million from the U.S. Treasury.â
Are we looking at a double dip? The preconditions are certainly there. And this double dip is brought to you by the Obama Administration.”
“gas was at $5 a gallon out here during a good chunk of the Bush administration and, as much as we all expected it, the very fabric of reality didn't unravel. The sky didn't fall. America went on being the land of the brave and home of the free.
however, you're absolutely spot on about the cause. These poor poor oil companies are just trying to make an honest living and the mean ol' government just won't let them! This is entirely Obama's fault... and obviously, he's doing this so the commies can win.”
“The OWSers will riot over college loans that they took out and expect government to bail them out like their fannie mae and freddie mac parents......banks ...auto industry......”
“O-Bummer has effectively killed Gulf drilling, Killed Keystone, promoted and FACILITATED Mideast turmoil, but yeah, other than that.... He's squeaky ....clean...except he said he wants energy prices to necessarily skyrocket under his administration so we'll all drive magic unicorn cars that'll run on popcorn ... But other that that , I mean yeah, no, yeah... I agree with you Pepsi...”
“And when Bush, a very pro-drill president, was in office (and, of course, spreading peace and dandilions across the middle east), gas was also $5 a gallon. So perhaps there's a different cause and effect going on here...”
“Don't ya know? IT'S ALL OBAMA'S FAULT!”
“of course, none of this addresses my first point - when gas was $5 a gallon not so very long ago, America did not implode despite common sense and logic saying that the arbitrary number of $5 would cetainly spell her doom. We continued being the most powerful (lul), free (lolz), and happy (snicker) country in the world. What happened instead is that people became more conservative - less wasteful. They left the H2s and Excursions in the driveway a little more often. I know, I know... awful. The death knell of liberty.”
“to address another of your finely articulated points, strat... I couldn't agree more about Obama killing gulf oil drilling. That bastard! If the oil companies need anything to get out of the stranglehold that anti-business Obama has them in, it's less of that pesky regulation and control...
“#&%!$ about gas prices and drive a POS that gets 10 mpg. Live in suburbia and commute three hours a day in stop and go traffic and stress out. Give in to road rage and cause an accident. Drive three blocks to buy cheap shat at WalMart and suport the commies so you can go back home, eat cheetos, have a coronary and waste what little is left of your brain on the plug in drug. Have it YOUR way: the Amerikan way!”
Pepsi, yes prices spiked in 2008 under BUsh, and then what happened at that exact moment? Everything blew up, the worst financial crisis since the great depression. Furthermore, prices are going up now, at a time of year when they usually fall dramatically. Yes there are other factors, it's still a serious problem now.”
“So, you are proposing that the spike in gas prices had some sort of direct effect on the housing collapse? And that such a thing is poised to happen again?”
“Why is gasoline the biggest $ export from this country and that's happening with the same number of refineries? They're buying everything out from under us, even your local gov'ts. This is what plutocracy is like, I guess you sub Mason Dixon types are just loving this takeover.”
“Everything is connected, there are no consequences.”
The Obama Administration recently approved a record amount of off-shore drilling licensees, including the Gulf of Mexico.
Check yer head, yo.”
“Oooo rosey, excellent phrase "plug in drug", I'ma use that on my 13 yr old !”
“Yes Pepsi, spell check got me
Q2 dood Bruh, yo all the platforms moved to Brazil cuz they got tired of waitin 6 months to drill, n ish...”
“O-Bummer has effectively killed Gulf drilling, Killed Keystone, promoted and FACILITATED Mideast turmoil, but yeah, other than that.... He's squeaky ....clean...except he said he wants energy prices to necessarily skyrocket under his administration so we'll all drive magic unicorn cars that'll run on popcorn ... But other that that , I mean yeah, no, yeah... I agree with you Pepsi...
Once again, strat's reality and the one the rest of us live in are at odds:
By Simone Sebastian
The United States' rapidly declining crude oil supply has made a stunning about-face, shredding federal oil projections and putting energy independence in sight of some analyst forecasts.
After declining to levels not seen since the 1940s, U.S. crude production began rising again in 2009. Drilling rigs have rushed into the nation's oil fields, suggesting a surge in domestic crude is on the horizon.
The number of rigs in U.S. oil fields has more than quadrupled in the past three years to 1,272, according to the Baker Hughes rig count. Including those in natural gas fields, the United States now has more rigs at work than the entire rest of the world.
"It's staggering," said Marshall Adkins, who directs energy research for the financial services firm Raymond James. "If we continue growing anywhere near that pace and keep squeezing demand out of the system, that puts you in a world where we are not importing oil in 10 years."
There are doubts that energy independence is that close. But many say the booming shale oil fields in Texas and North Dakota and the growth of deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico will allow the nation to cut its reliance on oil imports significantly over the next couple of decades.
Last month, the U.S. Energy Information Administration upgraded its forecast of crude production in 2025 to 6.4 million barrels per day - 1 million barrels more than were pumped in 2010.
Previously, the EIA had projected the U.S. would peak at 6 million barrels in 2022.
"The growth that we've seen in shale, that's one of the biggest changes that's contributing to our outlook," said Dana Van-Wagener, a research analyst for the agency. "It's evolving so quickly. We weren't anticipating enough growth."
Crude prices stable
By the EIA's forecast, the United States will challenge Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil producer when crude and other forms of liquid petroleum are included. But the U.S. is also the world's top oil consumer, demanding nearly 20 million barrels a day. So even with an oil boom, the nation still falls far short of its energy demands.
The technology that fueled the national shale gas rush is moving into oil fields. The pairing of fossil fuel production techniques called horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing allowed companies to access previously hard-to-reach natural gas trapped in dense shale rock.
The rush has unleashed a flood of natural gas onto the U.S. market, causing price to dive and making some gas wells uneconomical. Companies have started to close natural gas wells and pull rigs out of gas fields.
Meanwhile, crude oil prices have remained high, with the domestic benchmark West Texas Intermediate price rising 93 cents to $103.24 on Friday.
Pumping crude out of shale rock is more expensive and difficult than getting at natural gas, said Eric Potter, program director for energy research at the University of Texas at Austin's Bureau of Economic Geology.
Oil molecules are larger and harder to squeeze through the cracks created by hydraulic fracturing. But the high price of crude makes it worthwhile for many companies.
"With natural gas prices being as low as they are, your company could go out of business if you don't manage this carefully," Potter said. "People are moving quickly to get into these oil plays. It's a matter of their existence."
The Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, the Permian Basin in West Texas, and the Bakken Shale in North Dakota have been hubs of the domestic crude boom. They now make up about 40 percent of the nation's land-based oil production, noted Adkins, the Raymond James analyst. He projects that proportion will grow to two-thirds by 2015.
Adkins says the Energy Information Administration is vastly underestimating the rapid growth of those oil fields. He believes that crude oil production in the United States will reach 9.1 million barrels by 2015, some 45 percent more than the EIA's forecast.
The reason for the varying projections about the nation's crude potential is uncertainty about how much oil is underground and whether technological advances will make it reachable.
That also causes debate about future crude oil prices.
Adkins, for example, says the rising production will help reverse the surging price of oil, pushing it down to $90 per barrel next year.
Others, however, believe oil prices will continue to rise despite the growing supply coming out of U.S. oil fields. Domestic crude prices are closely tied to the world market.
That makes domestic prices susceptible to the global Brent crude benchmark price, which is on the rise due to foreign conflicts and rapidly growing energy demands in developing countries.
The EIA projects the average world oil price will reach about $145 per barrel in 2035, in current dollars, compared to the 2011 average of $93 per barrel. Meanwhile, the agency forecasts gasoline in America will rise to $4.09 per gallon.
"As far as drilling and production, it's going to be really good and robust," said Michelle Michot Foss, chief energy economist for the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology. "But consumers will be upset because gasoline prices will continue to be high."”
“I'm sure this is just another case of Obama's Marxist pals spinning things to make him look good.”
“Once again, strat"s reality and the one the rest of us live in are at odds:
Actually, you two are opposite sides of the same delusional coin.
last edited: 2/22/12 9:50:03 AM”
“700 Gather Outside San Quentin for Occupy Protest (Occupiers Now Coddle Killers & Rapists)
Is this delusional or reality?
“Florida Drivers Shelling Out Nearly $6 A Gallon At Some Gas Stations
By Matthew L. Higgins
February 22, 2012 11:47 AM
TAMPA (CBS Tampa) â Talk about pain at the pump! Some Florida drivers are spending nearly $6 a gallon to fill up their gas tanks.
According to GasBuddy.com, motorists are shelling out $5.89 for a gallon of regular gas at a Shell station in Lake Buena Vista, topping out at $5.99 a gallon for premium. It doesnât get better at a Suncoast Energy station in Orlando, where drivers are paying $5.79 for a gallon of regular.
Isn't that weird? Mutt and Violin are both wrong and I'm right...weird weird weird”
what I've been saying all along
“UAW, SEIU, MoveOn Building â99 Percent Springâ Astroturf Movement
* Posted on February 21, 2012 at 10:13pm by Mytheos Holt Mytheos Holt
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The self-proclaimed â99-percentâ movement behind Occupy Wall Street claims to be a leaderless movement a la the so-called Arab Spring. So itâs inevitable that a website that advertises something called the â99 percent springâ would emerge to complete their analogy. Unfortunately for the Occupiers, the analogy doesnât stop there â rather like the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the forces leading the â99 percent springâ seem to be using the âleaderlessâ mantle to hide their motives.
The website advertises the movement as one inspired by âthe tradition of our forefathers and foremothers and inspired by todayâs brave heroes in Occupy Wall Street and Madison, Wisconsin,â which is prepared for âsustained non-violent direct action.â Specifically, from April 9-15 of this year, the movement will organize âacross America, 100,000 strong, in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets to join together in the work of reclaiming our country.â This extended seminar on Occupier-inspired economics and sociology will âtell the story of our economy: how we got here, whoâs responsible, what a different future could look like, and what we can do about it,â as well as instruct participants on âthe history of non-violent direct action,â and get them organizing themselves.
Leaderless, self-educated, direct action, right? Wrong. According to the Daily Caller:
While the 43 organizations co-signing a letter on the ragtag-looking site indicate the sort of leaderless resistance characterized by the Occupy Wall Street movement, a series of files The Daily Caller downloaded from the United Auto Workers website indicate that the organized labor powerhouse is behind the effort.
“Rising gas prices .. we were warned
Obama's energy Sec wants gas prices to be $9 or $10 here....
“U.S. oil gusher blows out projections
By Simone Sebastian
The United States' rapidly declining crude oil supply has made a stunning about-face, shredding federal oil projections and putting energy independence in sight of some analyst forecasts...
What a sad day. After looking through all the old oil-related threads I can't believe *cough* that there isn't more outrage being expressed at the obvious devastation to our environment from this.”
“I'll make this simple for you Strat.
You say Obama killed Gulf drilling but the article points out that the "number of rigs in U.S. oil fields has more than quadrupled in the past three years" and "the United States now has more rigs at work than the entire rest of the world'.
In what insane, upside down universe does this make you right?”
“I guess this empty suit President is just as much in the pocket of big oil as the last empty suit President. Meet the new boss..”
“Hey! My kinfolk better stay away from my goats.. I'm the jealous type!”
“I see that pedx and co. rode to violin's rescue very quickly again.”
“I guess this empty suit President is just as much in the pocket of big oil as the last empty suit President. Meet the new boss..
Amen to that! Thankfully, soon America will be given the choice to keep this empty suit president or elect an all new empty suit president to act in the best interests of his lobbyists as opposed to the best interests of the country. I can't wait! It's always such a moving thing to see democracy inaction...”
“Progressives.... Like you”
“like me? hell, they LOVe me!”
“here you go violin, the spin stops here
Hastings Calls on Administration to Move Forward with Other Delayed and Canceled Offshore Lease Sales
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 14, 2011 - Today the Obama Administrationâs Interior Department conducted the first offshore lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico since the tragic explosion and oil spill that occurred nearly 20 months ago. With just 17 days left this year, the Administration narrowly avoided making 2011 the first year since 1953 without an offshore lease sale.
However, one conveniently-timed lease sale does not make up for the other offshore lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Virginia that have been delayed or canceled by the Obama Administration. By delaying and cancelling lease sales, the Obama Administration is blocking American energy production, preventing American job creation and forfeiting much-needed revenue.
âActing out of political expediency, not economic necessity, the Department of the Interior finally held the first offshore lease sale of this year. However, donât be fooledâthis Administration has delayed and canceled multiple lease sales that were previously scheduled,â said House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings. âIn spite of the hundreds of thousands of jobs that could be created by opening up more offshore areas to energy production, this Administration has repeatedly stood in the way.
âHouse Republicans have passed three offshore energy bills that would guarantee lease sales that the Obama Administration has delayed or canceled as well as open up the most productive areas of our Outer Continental Shelf for American energy production. While Iâm pleased to see this lease sale carried out, the Administration must take immediate action to resume the other sales theyâve delayed and canceled.â
The current five-year plan (2007-2012), established by the Bush Administration, included the following offshore lease sales: lease sale #220 off the Virginia Coast in 2011, Gulf of Mexico lease sale #216 in 2011, and Gulf of Mexico lease sale #222 to take place in 2012. H.R. 1230, The Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act, which passed the House with bipartisan support, would require all of these lease sales to occur before June 1, 2012 or within one year after enactment of the bill.”
SO full of it
“Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012
By Neal Boortz
Yesterday I told you about the Obama administrationâs completely warped explanation of why Obama failed to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Now itâs gotten even better. First, Obamaâs chief dogwasher Jay Carney says that Obama does not âaccept responsibilityâ for high gas prices. Yeah âŠ right. And I donât accept responsibility for my weight. We could let Obama run and hide from this were it not for the outcry over Bushâs responsibility for high gas prices during his administration. Princess Pelosi: âThe price of oil is at the doorstep -- 4 dollars plus per gallon for oil, is attributed to two oil men in the White House.â Whereâs the aging hollow-eyed hippie from Haight-Ashbury now?
But it gets worse. Jay Carney went on to brag that domestic oil production is at a record high right now. Thatâs complete horsesqueeze, and hereâs why. The fact is that oil production is at a record despite Obama, not because of Obama. Let me remind you of a few things.
* Oil and natural gas production on federal lands is down by more than 40 percent compared to 10 years ago.
* Under the Obama administration, 2010 had the lowest number of onshore leases issued since 1984.
* The Obama administration held only one offshore lease sale in 2011.
But donât count on the ObamaMedia to call them out on this. The ObamaMedia is doing all it can to quell any fervor over gas prices. Too bad they didnât extend the same courtesy to George Bush. The Business and Media Institute analyzed broadcast network news references to gas or fuel prices between Jan. 20 and Feb. 20, 2012 and from March 24 and April 24, 2008. It found that in the 2008 period there were more than 4 times as many gas prices stories, news briefs or news headlines on ABC, CBS and NBC as there were in 2012 (97 to 21).
I think you see whatâs happening here.”
“So strat - you have absolutely no answer to my question, right?”
This is OWS thread violin
“Occupy Supporter Threatens to âStormâ Wall St. and Capitals With Guns in USA TodayâŠIs This Him?
So maybe they should take up their Second Amendment-sanctioned guns and storm Wall Street and our nationâs capitals. If our country doesnât change, it could very well come to that one day.”
“"we came unarmed
“The truth and the fading (R) are gapping more as they continue to act as though they have something to say.”
“â99% Spring?ââŠ and Training in âPlaces of Worshipâ
Since Occupy Wall Street seemingly went into hibernation (we note seemingly because the movement keeps popping up despite what some national outlets are reporting), The Blaze has brought you plenty of analysis theorizing that the spring could be an even bigger time for the movement. Now, it looks like those theories have been confirmed: the unions and other leftists have announced a â99% spring.â
UAW, Van Jones, and Others Announe 99% Spring
âWe are at a crossroads as a country,â a letter on the site dedicated to the new movement says. âWe have a choice to make. Greater wealth for a few or opportunity for many. Tax breaks for the richest or a fair shot for the rest of us. A government that can be bought by the highest bidder, or a democracy that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people.â
It continues: âThe choice is in our hands. This spring, we will act on that choice and rise up in the tradition of our forefathers and foremothers. We will not be complicit with the suffering in our families for another year. We will prepare ourselves for sustained non-violent direct action.â
That âpreparationâ looks like a week-long training session from April 9-15. But not just any training session, this training session will be held across the country and will reportedly feature meetings in âplaces of worship:â
From April 9-15 we will gather across America, 100,000 strong, in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets to join together in the work of reclaiming our country. We will organize trainings to:
Click here to find out more!
1. Tell the story of our economy: how we got here, whoâs responsible, what a different future could look like, and what we can do about it
2. Learn the history of non-violent direct action, and
3. Get into action on our own campaigns to win change.
âThis spring we rise!â the website declares. âWe will reshape our country with our own hands and feet, bodies and hearts. We will take non-violent action in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi to forge a new destiny one block, one neighborhood, one city, one state at a time.â
UAW, Van Jones, and Others Announe 99% Spring
So just who exactly is behind this? The letter contains âsignersâ that will be familiar to you. Or at least their organizations will. And itâs a buffet of far leftists, unions, and even the communist group Working Families Party. Oh, and of course Van Jones:
* Sarita Gupta
Jobs With Justice
* Bob King
United Auto Workers
* George Goehl
National Peoples Action
* Ai-jen Poo
National Domestic Workers Alliance
* Justin Ruben
* Mary Kay Henry
Service Employees International Union
* Van Jones and Natalie Foster
Rebuild the Dream
* Phil Radford
* Leo Gerard
United Steel Workers
* Daniel Cantor
Working Families Party
* Bruce Klipple
United Electrical Workers Union
But while Bob King of the United Auto Workers (UAW) is a signer of the letter, might the union be behind it more than itâs letting on? It would seem so. The Daily Caller was able to download a cache of files from the UAW website last week that point to a high level of organizing:
[A] series of files The Daily Caller downloaded from the United Auto Workers website indicate that the organized labor powerhouse is behind the effort.
The files, downloaded Sunday, include campaign talking points, a fill-in-the-blank press release template for participating organizations and an advance look at the social media campaign the organizers plan for Facebook and Twitter.
Also included is a âFYIâ letter designed for endorsers to distribute, complete with a blank space at the top of the list of participating groups. Filling in a given organizationâs name lends the impression that it, not the UAW, is the campaignâs driving force.
A Google cache indicates that the files were available on an unprotected area of the UAWâs web server at least as early as February 16. They disappeared from public view Monday.
The Caller was able to capture the information before it was deleted:
Uaw 99 Percent Spring Daily Caller
Also interesting? It appears the domain for the 99% Spring was registered by the leftist group MoveOn.org (also a signer of the letter).
âWe will rise this spring, because we DO hold these truths to be self evident,â the 99% Spring site concludes, âthat all men and women are created equal, that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.â
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