Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Technology Exists

Yes it is out there. The more who know the more likely it will be put to use. The video loads a little slow but it is well worth it.

Could you imagine 150 miles to the gallon or more?

The only other thing scarier then this to the Oil Sheiks is Congress passing a law that allows us to drill and use our own oil. If congress passed this law today the price of oil would start to fall tomorrow.

More great videos and info can be found here.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Some good may yet come of this.

Looking at it carefully we can see the Democratic Party being ripped apart as well. They started out in utter euphoria having both a black candidate and a Woman candidate. Yet, they may end in a heap. This may be the best thing that could happen to such a left leaning political group.
If we work hard at mobilizing the voters to the polls, Obama can't stand as a candidate. Sadly, we are stuck with McCain as the only likely choice, but if the democratic party is weakened by this strong division the next four years may not be that bad.
In every primary Obama has gotten 80% of the black vote and 20-25% of the white vote. Toss in miscellaneous other groups and you still only get 40% of the voting block. Further, drive conservative legal voters back to the polls with sound reporting by bloggers and word of mouth and the numbers should drop to 35% or less.
So talk it up, write it up, but get every conservative you know to the polls.

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What's Wrong with Republicans?

by Victor Davis Hanson

On this great debate, I tend to agree with Mark Levin and others that conservatives should reach out with conservative principles better framed and presented, rather than change the message for the perceived advantage of the hour.What the Republicans need is not an abandonment of conservative principles, but a smarter, more articulate defense of even more conservativism, not less.

Read the Details outlined here

In short, low taxes, secure borders, moral governance, sober government spending, ethical leadership, exploration and conservation of petroleum, and strong defense is what the American public wants — but those core principles have to be articulated hourly and can't be compromised. In an honest debate, Obama's alternatives to the above would be to turn toward more government, higher taxes, more bureaucracies, more dependence of the individual upon the state, etc. And I can't believe the public wants a prescription that historically simply doesn't work.

I think in their depression, the Republicans fail to see that their problems were not in their principles, but rather in the sometimes sleezy and sloppy way they advanced them — and even more often in the manner that they abandoned them — and as a result, they are apparently eager to compromise on them.

To the degree McCain can articulate the above, he will win; to the degree that he either cannot or believes the latest gurus that he must abandon them, he will lose. Moving toward a lite version of the Obamian/European "bipartisan" and socialist view of government and calling it a new conservatism is a prescription for utter disaster.

No one can out-Obama Obama.

This is a must read article that needs to be used as the talking points/Selling Points that will raise America out of its depression.

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Has Solar Energy Arrived?

We have been waiting for the sun to give its power to the grid and its time may now be here.

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Politics Under the Microscope

I read a lot of news. I go from site to site and read and read. In my reading I ran across several articles that clearly state the condition of our nation and our political climate. I usually pick a subject and focus on the key points. One thought at a time is usually enough to digest and your antacid of choice can usually assuage the pains.
Let me offer up a few pieces and my recommendation for reading them. Our nation needs everyone of us to vote and bring about this full left tilt that may sink us if we don't act.

We could be energy-independent if it weren't for political a*ses and greenies
By Vincent Gioia
May 23, 2008
Before I got my first driver license I envied my young friends with cars. They ruled the neighborhood and had first choice of girls; I could only stand by and wonder what it would be like to be able to cruise down Main Street in my own "wheels" and eat at drive-in restaurants served by pretty car hops. Little did I know then that all this was made possible because gasoline was a bargain and fill-ups were affordable by most everyone.

Today drive in restaurants are gone and with them pretty car hops; and so is affordable gasoline. In those days the only Arabs I knew about were the occasional actors in movies like Road to Morocco, Flying Carpet and Alibaba and the Forty Thieves (how prescient was the title of the last one?). Never having been there I could only imagine the likes of Arabia; I suppose something like Coney Island without a Nathan’s Hot Dog Stand.

When I fill up my car with gasoline now, it costs $50, a far cry from the days when gasoline was 25 cents a gallon; and we have Alibaba, political asses and greenies to thank for that. They are responsible for unaffordable gasoline.

There's more............ Go Read It.

A Nation in Crisis
By Frank Salvato
May 24, 2008
People, the news media and pundits like to throw around the word “crisis.” The mainstream media and their ilk tell us that we are currently experiencing a crisis in the sub-prime mortgage market, an economic crisis, a crisis with the environment, a crisis in race relations and with oil prices. There is a crisis with the polar bears, the environmentalists tell us, as they taut their questionable consensus on the global warming crisis, this even as 31,000 scientists rebuke their “consensus.” Educators tell us there is a crisis in public education. We even have a steroid crisis in the sports industry. I won’t be opining about any of these “crisis” today.

We in the United States are experiencing a crisis of epidemic proportions. It is a crisis that threatens to end the great experiment in democracy that is our country. It is a crisis that involves apathy and arrogance, ignorance and a lack of fundamental prioritization. It is a crisis that centers on the loathsome practice of self-aggrandizement at the expense of others and that feeds on the “I’ve got mine, to hell with you” attitude possessed by the self-absorbed so prevalent in today’s American society.

We the People have a crisis of purpose.

The Crisis needs to be understood so we can act......Read the Rest.

GOP Congressional Disasters: The "McCain Effect"
By Christopher G. Adamo
May 24, 2008
For nearly the last four decades, a consistent pattern has been established in the Republican political arena, whereby both good and bad fortunes can be directly correlated to the overt conservatism, or the lack thereof, in the party. The more conservative the party and its candidates are, the better they do on election day. Conversely, as GOP members seek "common ground" with liberal Democrat rivals, their prospects at the ballot box diminish.

Republicans ignore this relationship at their own peril. Yet it appears that they are about to do so once again as they go into the 2008 general election season. The two dismal defeats in the recent Alabama and Mississippi congressional special elections should be construed as a warning sign, but thus far, the party seems intent on critically misinterpreting them. So more calamities are likely to follow.

That such a simple and reliable pattern of cause and effect can be so casually refuted or ignored by the party hierarchy is a testimony to the power of the liberal press to mischaracterize events, as well as a grim reflection of the corrupting effects of the Washington environment where truth, right, and reality are utterly flexible, to be defined by the latest public opinion polls.

Conservatives Still out number liberals it just gets harder to tell.....Read the rest.

Obama's Fatal Weakness With Whites
By Michael J. Gaynor
May 23, 2008
Rookie United States Senators and current Democrat frontrunner Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. rightly took a big hit with white voters after the media focused the nation on his relationships with the likes of Rev. Jeremiah A. "God damn America" Wright, Jr. and William "I bombed the Pentagon and wish I'd done more" Ayers and a videotape of Obama telling the elite as a closed-door San Francisco fundraiser that small town Americans clung to religion and guns out of bitter over their economic circumstances was made public.

By then, however, Obama had become the frontrunner, as Democrats forgot that Iowa picks corn and New Hampshire (won by Hillary Rodham Clinton) picks presidents.

Since then, Hillary Clinton has won nearly all of the primaries, with the predictable exceptions of North Carolina (where blacks cast about 40% of the vote in the state's 2008 Democrat presidential primary) and Oregon (where at least a third of the voters in the state's 2008 Democrat presidential primary don't do to a church, a synagogue or a mosque to worship).

Race and gender had worked FOR Obama, as 1984 Democrat vice presidential nominee Geraldine A. Ferraro astutely noted.

The Race Card, like it or not, will still have to be played.........Read the Rest.

Our political climate is more tumultuous then hurricanes or tornadoes. I hope the next cycle does leave a body count as high. If we are to avoid this next disaster we better get back to the polls. We better take our citizenship seriously and toss people out of office who don't represent those who sent them. Impeach and Remove need to become key words in taking back America.

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What to Do When You Don't Like Any of These Candidates

By Tom DeWeese
May 23, 2008

Hillary Clinton. John McCain. Barack Obama. Those are our choices for the next president of the United States. Are you happy with that selection? If not, what is your alternative? As the saying goes, "The lesser of two evils is still evil."

Beyond the presidential race we have congressional candidates, governors, state legislators, county commissioners, mayors, and city council candidates. Are you happy with whom the parties have chosen to offer for election? If not, what's your alternative?

The real issues of the day are not even being addressed in the campaigns. The falling dollar that will render our money worthless; the rising gas prices that grab the last of our worthless money; the invasion of illegal aliens that are changing our society; the globalization of our economy; assaults on our private property; the loss of American jobs to foreign countries; and now the threat of food shortages.

These are real problems facing every American, yet it is apparently politically incorrect to discuss them. There are no questions concerning these issues during debates, on Sunday morning political talk shows, or anywhere in the news media in relationship to the candidates. It's not there. Not to be discussed. The powers in charge are picking the issues - no matter how frustrated the electorate is.

Is it any wonder that there are millions of Americans who don't vote or participate in our nation's debate because they think it doesn't matter anyway. The "average voter" increasingly feels that the decisions have been made for them.

You really need to read the rest.

America needs to be taken back by its people.

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Let us not forget how great this nation is.

I love that peice. Thanks Ray.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

We Have Forgotten

It seems the lessons of history are quickly forgotten. Perhaps conveniently or simply the pain is more then our memory can bare. I keep having people tell me that terrorism wasn't a problem prior to 9/11. Some say that we didn't have terrorism until George Bush took the office of President.

So let us set the record straight and look at the many acts of terrorism that pre-dated 9/11 carried out against Americans.

It began in November 1979.
That was shortly after Ayatollah Khomeini had seized power in Iran, riding the slogan "Death to America" - and sure enough, the attacks on Americans soon began. In November 1979, a militant Islamic mob took over the U.S. embassy in Tehran, the Iranian capital, and held 52 Americans hostage for the next 444 days.

April 1983: 63 dead at the U.S. embassy in Beirut.
October 1983: 241 dead at the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut.
December 1983: five dead at the U.S. embassy in Kuwait.
January 1984: the president of the American University of Beirut killed.
April 1984: 18 dead near a U.S. airbase in Spain.
September 1984: 16 dead at the U.S. embassy in Beirut (again).
November 1984: A bomb attack on the U.S. embassy in Bogota, Colombia kills a passer-by. The attack was preceded by death threats against U.S. officials by drug traffickers.

December 1984: Two dead on a plane hijacked to Tehran.
April 1985: A bomb explodes in a restaurant near a U.S. air base in Madrid, Spain, killing 18, all Spaniards, and wounding 82, including 15 Americans.

June 1985: One dead on a plane hijacked to Beirut.

June 1985: In San Salvador, El Salvador, 13 people are killed in a machine gun attack at an outdoor café, including four U.S. Marines and two American businessmen.

August 1985: A car bomb at a U.S. military base in Frankfurt, Germany kills two and injures 20. A U.S. soldier murdered for his identity papers is found a day after the explosion.

October 1985: Palestinian terrorists hijack the cruise liner Achille Lauro (in response to the Israeli attack on PLO headquarters in Tunisia) Leon Klinghoffer, an elderly, wheelchair-bound American, is killed and thrown overboard.

November 1985: Hijackers aboard an Egyptair flight kill one American. Egyptian commandos later storm the aircraft on the isle of Malta, and 60 people are killed.

December 1985: Simultaneous suicide attacks are carried out against U.S. and Israeli check-in desks at Rome and Vienna international airports. 20 people are killed in the two attacks, including four terrorists.

April 5, 1986: A bomb destroys the LaBelle discotheque in West Berlin. The disco was known to be frequented by U.S. servicemen. The attack kills one American and one German woman and wounds 150, including 44 Americans.

April 1986: An explosion damages a TWA flight as it prepares to land in Athens, Greece. Four people are killed when they are sucked out of the aircraft.

Dec. 21, 1988: A bomb destroys Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. All 259 people aboard the Boeing 747 are killed including 189 Americans, as are 11 people on the ground.
January 1993: two CIA staff killed outside agency headquarters in Langley, Va.

February 1993: A bomb in a van explodes in the underground parking garage in New York's World Trade Center, killing six people and wounding 1,042.

April 19, 1995: A car bomb destroys the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and wounding over 600.

Nov. 13, 1995: A car-bomb in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia kills seven people, five of them American military and civilian advisers for National Guard training.

June 25, 1996: A bomb aboard a fuel truck explodes outside a U.S. air force installation in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 19 U.S. military personnel are killed in the Khubar Towers housing facility, and 515 are wounded, including 240 Americans.

July 27, 1996: A pipe bomb explodes during the Olympic games in Atlanta, killing one person and wounding 111.

June 21, 1998: Rocket-propelled grenades explode near the U.S. embassy in Beirut.

Aug. 7, 1998: Terrorist bombs destroy the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In Nairobi, 12 Americans are among the 291 killed, and over 5,000 are wounded, including 6 Americans. In Dar es Salaam, one U.S. citizen is wounded among the 10 killed and 77 injured.

October 1999: 217 passengers killed on an EgyptAir flight near New York City.

Oct. 12, 2000: A terrorist bomb damages the destroyer USS Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39.

This totals 1,019 American Deaths and 2,194 Americans were injured. We can count thousands of others killed or injured as well by these attacks.

How come it took us so long to declare war on an enemy who was actively pursuing war against us?

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Glen Beck Hits it out of the park.

The Glen Beck Show has only recently been airing in my area. I didn't even know the guy existed before a couple of weeks ago. The time he has been place on air hasn't been real convenient so I have only caught a minute or two here and there.
Today, I caught the opening of the show. I couldn't believe my ears. I was reaching over to the radio and turning it up. I didn't want to miss a word. Finally, someone has clearly said what needs to be said and I'm just the guy to post it.

GLENN: Enough. We brought together the heads of big oil. See that big head over there? Yeah, he runs Shell. That one? That runs ExxonMobil. Mr. Big oil, we're here to talk about the high price of gasoline. How could it have possibly gotten this high?
Let me tell you what we've done here in congress. We told you that drilling in ANWR is off limits. We told you that drilling off the coast of Florida and California is off limits. We told you, Mr. Big oil, that there wouldn't be any new leases for drilling in the Gulf while China and Venezuela and even Cuba pursued these leases and have just signed 100-year leases on the oil in the Gulf of Mexico. We here in congress have promised, as all three presidential candidates have also promised, to introduce and pass in the next term a cap and trade legislation bill that will increase the price of gasoline according to the EPA by an additional $1.50. Some people say it could be as high as $5 additional per gallon. Order, order. We have said that we're shutting down oil fields in Colorado. We won't let you develop shale oil fields in several Western states. And yesterday we passed legislation that would let us sue OPEC with the full understanding that they'll never retaliate. Yes. We have allowed environmental attorneys to sue you big oil fiends for future possible destruction of Alaskan Eskimo village which legal experts believe is the same strategy used to bring down big tobacco. We're especially proud of our recent action to protect the polar bear and their habitat which just happens to be where the future oil deposits happen to be located. We told you that you're making too much money and that we're looking at seizing any money that we consider windfall profits. Yes. We have allowed you to drill in some very small areas in Alaska while simultaneously creating very generous environmental laws which have tied up the very production we authorize through years of litigation after you spent the money on buying and setting up equipment. We told you through our policies that we would not allow you to build a new refinery in over 30 years. In fact, this great country, under our tutelage, has even reduced the number of operational refineries by half since 1982. Order, order, order. We have even told your potential competitors in the nuclear and hydroelectric industries that we would send the environmental lawyers after them if they even dared think about building a new plant or a new dam. We've refused to fund or allow the deployment of coal-to-oil technology which has been around since the 1930s. We've told you that you have to make different blends of gasoline, let states like California dictate what unique gasoline blends you have to make for them. We will not reduce our federal gasoline tax. We won't even consider reducing it for the summer months. So Mr. Big oil, tell me why exactly are gas prices so high? Order, order!

Let me hear a round of applause for Mr. Glen Beck!

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Energy Independence

A guy in Indiana has taken it to heart. Either we want energy Independence or we don't. So far it is more of a campaign slogan then an actual effort to restore America back to some level of Independence. I am not saying that everyone in America needs one of these in their yard, but we need to take our energy needs seriously and take steps to deal with them. Wind generation has been a big push as you can tell by my previous post, but what about the many other forms of energy. What about drilling to meet the needs of today while we hurry to meet the needs of tomorrow with an alternative. At $127 a barrel this guy gets it, and he also has natural gas that he is using.

Indiana Man Operates Oil Well in Backyard, Producing Three Barrels of Crude a Day

What about Solar energy? Back in January of 2005 some of us noticed this: Spray-On Solar-Power Cells Are True Breakthrough. Three years ago solar took an incredible leap forward. In 2006 the US Dept. of Energy reported an efficiency of 40.7% and a cost basis that rivaled current producers of electricity. In July of 2007 we read reports about flexible plastic solar sheets and nano technology. With all this advancement, where is the usage and electric production?

Thanks to its aggressive push into renewable energies, cloud-wreathed Germany has become an unlikely leader in the race to harness the sun's energy. It has by far the largest market for photo voltaic systems, which convert sunlight into electricity, with roughly half of the world's total installations. And it is the third-largest producer of solar cells and modules after China and Japan. Yet Germany has one third less sun then Florance Italy or San Diego California and is producing 14.2% of its power from renewable energy sources. The current technology advances and energy costs may soon push other nations toward this exciting alternative.

When are we in America going to start using the discoveries and knowledge we our gaining to actually become energy independent. We advanced the use of nuclear to the point where the waste is manageable and yet we haven't built a nuclear plant that uses the technology. We discovered water heating through compost piling as reported in 1981 by Mother Earth News and even produced major scale designs for use at universities and technical schools (2005), yet I see no significant commercial applications.

There are so many ideas and possible solutions in part to the problem yet here we are at the mercy of the oil producers. Back in 2006 we put to use a technology that converted almost anything to oil. It has had to fight tooth and nail to stay open despite the obvious value of this technology. Europe has more then welcomed this American technology. And we then complain about American Jobs and Technology going over seas.

Get it together people. $4 dollar a gallon gas is small potatoes compared to where we are heading given our current perspective on drilling and alternative energy.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

The Language Rewriter's Score Again

and Society takes a huge fall.

Everyone is talking about it. You can't help but get caught up in the chaos that has now ensued thanks to the California Supreme Court.

For thousands of years Marriage has been understood to be a union between a man and a woman. It has only been in the last fifty or so years that any question has risen over the issue. Over this same period of time the erosion of language and values has gotten us to half buy into this idea. The definition and understanding of words is the very thing that holds society together. To be able to clearly speak so that real meaning and understanding can occur between parties is what makes civilization possible. In the last decade or so this fabric has been torn apart.

That really depends of what the definition of "is" is.

As words and their clarity are watered down or simply broken society is damaged. It was less then 100 years ago that two people could come together with a hand shake and conduct business without question as to ones obligation to the other. Now it takes a team of lawyers and a crate of paper to come to a simple agreement, that probably wont hold up in court because the definition of one or more of the words could have been misunderstood. This erosion of language further sets back mankind.

Some would erroneously say it is only one word, but it is more than a simple word. It is a hinge pin that defines society for thousands of years. It is a measuring stick that all other contracts can be based against. It apparently hasn't been enough that marriage has been cut by over 50% through the promotion of divorce and self gratification strategies. Now it must further be under cut by the very parts of assembly that have made it what it has always been.

Let us not forget the multitudes of other institutions that have set marriage as the highest order. We see the many who scoff at these long standing pillars of society now dancing in the streets. It is not the word but the vast sweep of casualties that have been taken by the sword swipe of this decision; Religion, Tradition, Family, etc..... No terrorist act could do as much damage as this decision made by four people who have chosen to dishonor billions of people throughout the centuries.

Why post links? It is impossible to not find it.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

How Long Will the Lie of Global Warming Grip the Planet

John McCain was in Portland Oregon today speaking at a company that makes wind generators. These are amazing colossuses that produce electricity from wind. Both Washington and Oregon have renewable energy requirements and the deadline is fast approaching. It is no longer an issue of cost and consumer considerations it is all about meeting the mandate even if it greatly increases the cost per kilowatt.
McCain stood there and used all the standard GW talking points to make us all feel better about this. He is convinced that GW is real.
I guess it really doesn't matter what the science shows to be true. As the evidence stacks up against global warming we will still be left paying the bills for all the blunders.
I really don't have a complaint with wind generation I think it is a great idea. It will never make a large enough dent to mean anything in the grand scheme of energy production but it sure looks cool.

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Planning To Fail

With all due respect to the Democratic Party and Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, your energy plan is the worst conceived and the stupidest think I have ever heard. It will probably fail in unprecedented proportions of any plan I have ever seen. It clearly demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of the problem as well as a total failure to understand basic economic principals. Before I dissect it further allow me to present the plan in their own words.

Senator Debbie Stabenow Delivers the Democratic Radio Address 5/10/08

"Good morning, I'm U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow. When George Bush took office back in 2001, a gallon of gasoline cost about $1.50. Today, if you are filling your tank in my home State of Michigan, you are paying more than $3.70 for regular and $4 a gallon for premium.
"In every corner of our country, we are paying record prices. When gas prices first began to rise, it was an annoyance. Then it became a burden. Now it is a crisis for every American family - a crisis that doesn't just affect us at the pump, but also raises the prices of groceries, increases our home-heating bills, and squeezes small businesses trying to keep their heads above water.
"Enough is enough. The American people deserve real solutions. Democrats and Republicans have both offered plans, but our approaches could not be more different.
"Republicans want more drilling, more consumption, and more tax giveaways for the big oil companies. Democrats say that those are exactly the policies that got us into this mess to begin with. This week, Democrats offered a new plan - a clean break from the failed Bush policies that were literally written by the big oil companies.
"First, the Democratic plan ends the billions of dollars in tax breaks for big oil companies whose executives have been hauling record profits while we pay record prices.
"Second, our plan forces the oil companies to do their part by investing some of their profits in clean and affordable alternative energy.
"Third, we protect the American people from price gougers and greedy oil traders who manipulate the market.
"Fourth, we temporarily stop filling the national Strategic Petroleum Reserve - which is already 97 percent full - to increase supply here at home and lower prices.
"And fifth, our Democratic plans stands up to OPEC and countries who are working together to keep oil prices sky-high.
"George Bush, Dick Cheney and their Republican friends have had more than seven years to control our national energy policy. Time after time they have sided with big special interests and left the rest of us to pay the bill. Again, enough is enough.
"This fight won't be easy. The President and his oil buddies have gotten used to the spoils of plunder, and they won't give up without a fight. Democrats will fight just as hard - but we need your help. Call President Bush. Call your members of Congress. Tell them that you're fed up with record gas prices, and you want a plan that puts people first. A plan that puts people first is long overdue.
"That's the Democratic plan. That's the plan our country needs. And with your help, we can get real results for you and your family. I'm Senator Debbie Stabenow from Michigan. Thanks for listening, and have a great weekend."

Oil prices are fairly complicated so let me tell you the basic effects.
OPEC - A Union of Oil Producing Nations mostly of Middle Eastern Affiliation.
US Dollar - The current trading currency for Oil Purchase. Swings in the value of the dollar greatly effects price.
- In essence gamblers predict what will happen in the market and cause it to value up or down. War and general unsettled behaviors around the key fields greatly effects price.
Supply/Demand - World demand is at a never seen high with so many nations entering into the market. Supply has not really changed that much in relation to demand. This falling supply drives up price.
Refinery Capacity - Oil is a fantastic base starting agent but it must be distilled down to its more then 100 distillates. We currently buy out a large portion of this activity.
Final distribution - Location is big even in the Oil market. The farther you are from the source the higher the price unless out weighed by volume.

We can fix four of the six and probably effect 6 of 6 by doing the following.
Drill Our Own Oil - OPEC has NO say over Our Oil. We use our own Money. Speculation has minimal effect. We can control supply and better meet our needs. We are refining oil either way. If WE DRILL at home we don't have to haul it halfway around the globe.
Build More Refineries - We currently don't have the capacity to refine all the oil we need. This forces us to not only buy oil in the open market but now we have to pay other nations to distill it.

It has nothing to do with the nonsense in the Democratic Radio Message. If they follow through on their plan $6 a gallon is looking to be an easy reach. Please call your elected representatives and tell them to toss this plan and explain to them what America really needs to have done. Americans want Real Change in Energy Policy, they want to drill their own oil, do the jobs that need doing, and fulfill our distillation needs. Those are the Changes America Wants.

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Can You Say That On The White House Lawn?

I thought this kind of behavior and speech was unconstitutional and forbidden on federal land. Those are Federal employees.

Sure is nice to see.

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Forgotten American Wisdom 2

Teddy Roosevelt knew what an American was.

'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag...
We have room for but one language here, and t hat is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Windows Mobil -- XV6800

I have been trying out all sorts of things on my phone and thought that I would give you a taste of what works for me.
Out of the box the XV6800 is a great phone but you quickly run into a need for function. After all the first job is as a phone. If you can't get to your contacts quickly it starts to wear on you. The voice activation feature forces you to program a voice command for every contact and then you find the environment you need to use it causes errors. I got some guy when I was trying to call my wife.
Access to programs was another problem. You needed to break out the stylus and tap from three to six times to get what you want. This slow response and need to fully concentrate on the phone was starting to annoy me.
I started searching the net for upgrades that would solve all my problems. My first purchase was SPB Pocket Plus. This corralled all my programs into quick and easy icons that I could quickly launch from the today screen. It gave me some great data tools as well as an accurate battery meter. I had a great time personalizing it so I could get the maximum function out of it.
I was so pleased I purchased SPB Diary as a companion. Now this program set me free. I could organize all my contacts, appointments, tasks and notes in a quick easy to use format. I simply tap the screen and my most called contacts are right there. I can even include a picture and simply tap the face and dial the number. I can filter and categorize my contacts to make using my phone a breeze.
Now I was really enjoying my phone. The only thing it still lacked was voice recognition. Microsoft had a great voice command package, easy to install and doesn't need training. Now the freedom of blue tooth and a push of a button I can instantly be connected to anyone in my contact list without even getting my phone out of the case. I know have the perfect phone.
I also added:
SPB Weather - Fantastic
Goggle Maps
Total Commander - far better then file explorer

If you have a windows Mobile phone and want to use it to the max, I would suggest you add the same features to yours. You wont be disappointed.

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Monday, May 05, 2008

Forgotten American Wisdom

Words of Abraham Lincoln

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

Does anyone in Politics Understand what once was commonly understood?

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Oil On The Brain

Seems everywhere I turn someone is talking about oil. Every time I drive down the street and see the fuel price signs, I shake my head. The TV, the radio, and the paper have an article or discussion every single day. Even the politicians are starting to make oil the central theme. My question is, if everyone is talking about it how come nothing is being done?
People are complaining about the Alaska oil being sent over to Japan because we can't refine it here. We don't have the capacity nor the facilities on the west coast. I suggested building a refinery in Coos Bay Oregon. It is the only deep water port that is almost un-used. It was once a thriving hub of the lumber industry and is now empty of major industry.
Building basic infrastructure that supports the oil industry would reduce the cost to the consumer, reduce our vulnerability to accident or terrorism and keep jobs at home where we need them. Putting a refinery on the west coast makes sense. Most of our capacity is in the Gulf of Mexico and that means we are exposed to hurricanes and other major storms. The never ending story of Katrina could play out again and again further damaging fuel production and our economy.
People are complaining about all the money being sent to the middle east for oil. Yet every time it comes up for us to drill and use our own oil it is stopped cold. Even if we uncapped the wells we simply stopped using it would make a dent. A small move in the market would do much to shift the tendencies.
Oil is at $120 a barrel and seems to still be rising. Much of the price is driven by speculation. Speculation is simply how investors see oil based on world events. As long as Iran, Iraq, Syria and all the other middle east nations keep saber rattling and stirring up chaos the price will keep rising. The terror organizations and countries like Iran hope to drain us of all financial and worldly support. So far it looks like they are winning. The Democrats have been helping with their surrender tactics and verbal praise of those who stand against us. Our PC politics have removed all aggression and have given us the portrait of the toothless paper tiger to the world. We can't seem to stand up for anything.
Our monetary policies and selfish ambitions have driven the value of the dollar lower and lower causing everything else to increase in price. The goal was to increase our ability to trade with other nations by reducing the dollar. This is a flawed concept that believes you can buy friends. These policies need to be turned back and the nation needs to once again base its currency on something. We once stood as the rock of Gibraltar with gold as our standard barer.
Once Again I Ask, What Is Being Done?
Here are our options:
Build more capacity and drill, recover and refine our own oil.
Build and/or complete the nuclear power plants proposed in the 70's and 80's. Take this vast resource of power and use it.
Build Coal fired power stations with clean burning technology to ease power demand.
Encourage the use of electric vehicles by those who travel less then 30miles a day. (The Nuclear and Coal plants will make this viable)
Offer incentives for companies to employ from home and reduce grid lock.
Build and Improve Freeways and Rails to freely move people and products around with limited to no wait time. (idling just uses up fuel)
Come up with a sustainable plan for the lumber industry and return us to a net exporter again and stop the million acre forest fires from lack of management.
Choose and encourage effective alternative energy sources that have a positive impact on society. (wind, Solar, geothermal,etc... These are natural occurring events that we can harness energy from.)

I could go on and on here. Let us stop the round robin of blame games and start working on solutions that will keep America moving.

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Look An Attorney General With Character

You Got to Love this Guy. Finally someone who stands on principals that represent the Real American Ideals. When filing a suit or action you need to show legal grounds to which you have been hurt and then the court is to apply the appropriate remedy to address this injustice. The problem in this case is the person who claims to be hurt has no legal basis. If you were not here illegally the issue wouldn't have come up. You have no rights so you have no grounds for the suit.

Neb. AG refuses to sue for immigrants' fair housing rights
By NATE JENKINS Associated Press Writer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Anne Hobbs was angry. The head of the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission had just learned of a Hispanic couple who said their landlord asked for their driver's licenses - but didn't ask the same of non-Hispanic tenants.
Hobbs said it sounded like the couple were "treated differently than everybody else because of national origin," and sent the case to the state's top prosecutor, hoping he would sue on their behalf under fair housing laws.
When Attorney General Jon Bruning received the case, he was angry, too - for a different reason than Hobbs.
"I'm not going to use taxpayer dollars to file lawsuits for illegal aliens," said Bruning after learning the couple was in the U.S. illegally. "You're not going to get a free lawyer" from his office, he said, "if you're not a citizen of this country." (Emphasis Mine)

Read the whole article and then keep your eyes pealed. Jon Bruning is a marked man and he will be challenged by the illegals and their sympathizers. He has finally stepped forward and said what all the other government agencies should be saying. He should be given an award.
Hopefully, he has started the first domino of a wide layout designed to return the US Government back to its citizens.

Thank YOU Jon Bruning, Some Things Just Need To Be Said.

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