New poll shows Obama plummeting again

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After regaining some of his approval from the public by working with Republilcans in Congress to extend the Bush-era tax rates, the latest poll released this morning shows Barack Obama plummeting again to some of the worst levels ever recorded during his Presidency.

Scott Rasmussen, who surveys only likely voters rather than the general population, finds that Obama is now at a net minus 20 in approval. Those who strongly approve of Obama’s job performance number only 23% of likely voters, while those who strongly disapprove number 43%–20 percentage points more than those who approve.

Overall voters give Obama a 44% approval rating when those who strongly approve and those who somewhat approve are added together. But those who strongly disapprove and those who somewhat approve stand at 56%–one of the highest negative figures during Obama presidency.

Republican political strategist Karl Rove links Obama’s woes to skyrockeing gasoline prices, maintaining that a President’s fortunes in the past have been tied to fluctuations at the pump. If this is the case, then Obama may get a break with the current, ongoing disaster in Japan, which has sent the price for a barrel of oil downward.

But such good fortune may be shortlived with tensions still mounting in the Middle East.


Gaddafi blows up Libya’s oil pipes as tanks are turned on civilians

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Gaddafi’s scorched earth: Libya’s skies turn black as desperate dictator blows up oil pipes and turns his tanks on civilians

Black clouds: Libyan rebels attack government troops as a natural gas facility burns on the frontline near Ras Lanuf today

Colonel Gaddafi’s forces today blasted an oil terminal to smithereens as Libya’s bloody civil war entered its blackest day.

Rebels retaliated by firing back with rockets as a fireball exploded from one
of the oil tanks and the sky above the Es Sider terminal, in the east of
the country, filled with hideous smoke.

A witness said one of the smoke plumes was the biggest he had seen in the conflict so far.

The fresh onslaught came as Gaddafi deployed tanks and snipers to ‘shoot anything that moves’.
loyal to the Libyan dictator poured into the city of Zawiyah in a
desperate bid to oust the hardcore band of protesters and army defectors
who have taken control.




The Energy Solution by the Founding Fathers: the 10th Amendment


Here’s the answer to the Energy Crisis the Founding Fathers gave us. They were so intelligent and they knew the history of what governments would eventually do to it’s States and citizens, because as the scripture says.

The Tenth Amendment Energy Solution

The Middle East is burning and gas prices are exploding.   The price of oil shot above $100 a barrel and futures have gone about $110 a barrel.

What is Obama and his regime doing about this?


This should not be a shock to anyone.  Obama is a socialist who hates America.  He wants to see America in economic collapse.  Only if the economy is wrecked and America’s power destroyed can he and his socialist cronies replace the greatest economic system in the world with a failed system.

But, the good news is there is still time to stop him.

And the solution to some of our problems is found in the Tenth Amendment.

America is dependant on foreign energy sources only by the design of liberals who have for forty years or more, been trying to weaken this country.  Real Americans can say no to this and we can start now.

Texas can be our test case.  Obama and his regime have shut down drilling in the Gulf of Mexico for several reasons, not the least of which is it will drive up unemployment in the largest red state, Texas.

Texas should fight back by announcing it is going to drill as much oil as it wants within the confines of the territory of the State of Texas. Texas also has refineries, so that the oil produced in Texas can be refined in Texas.

There is no argument that the Constitution gives the Federal Government the right to regulate interstate commerce.  The Federal Government has no right to regulate intrastate commerce.  Texas can produce all the oil it wants and process it in Texas.  Now the down side for the rest of America is, that processed gas can only be sold in Texas, without triggering the Interstate Commerce Clause of the Constitution.

If Texas did this, first, unemployment in Texas would immediately drop.  Gas prices across the country, but especially in Texas would drop dramatically.   This would be a huge boost to the state economy that could spill over to neighboring states.

If the second largest state becomes energy independent, it diminishes the demand for oil in the rest of the country and the fact that Texas is producing oil is going to create downward pressure on the price of oil.

This can apply to other areas too.  Tennessee has a decent supply of coal and has coal fired power plants.  Obama wants to kill these. Tennessee should mine its own coal, fire its own plants, sell the power within the state and watch the left scream as we use the Constitution to defeat them.

As children, we were taught to respect the President.  He represents America.  Now we have a scenario that was previously unimaginable. We have an un-American President.  For the first time in our history, we have a President who not only does not believe this is the greatest country in the world but wants to see this country brought down.  We cannot stand by and idly let this happen.

In the next few months, we are going to see the highest gas prices we have ever seen.  The damage this is going to do to the economy will be incredible.  Our only hope until the 2012 elections is if States will step up to the plate and tell the Federal Government not only where to go but also how to get there.

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Renewable Electricity Standards Kill Jobs Too

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Well this is no news to those of us who saw the report from Spain that to create one  “green job” it  killed 2.2 regular jobs.

Morning Bell: Renewable Electricity Standards Kill Jobs Too

Cap and trade legislation is dead. The left abandoned the policy this summer when it became clear it was a liability. Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) told Politico: “You can’t use cap and trade anymore because it is like manure on the trough. It’s defined, and people are opposed to it.” But that doesn’t mean the left has abandoned plans to hike up our nation’s energy costs in a vain attempt to save the world. All they did was pick a new a set of government mandates and repackage it as Renewable Electricity Standards (RES). Don’t be fooled. The goal (reducing emissions) and mechanism (raising energy prices) are still the same. As is the result: millions of lost jobs at a time when unemployment already is hovering around 10%.

According to a Financial Times/Harris survey conducted this month, most Americans favor an expansion of renewable energy. But that support is very weak. When asked if they would be willing to pay as little as 5% more for electricity, only 32% of Americans answered yes. On the other hand, a full 57% of Americans said they would be opposed to paying for more than a 5% increase in electricity prices for renewable energy. And that is where the left’s RES dreams hit cold hard economic reality. Here are the prices that President Barack Obama’s  Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects for various sources of electricity per megawatt hour in 2016 (in 2008 dollars):

• Conventional coal power: $78.10
• Onshore wind power: $149.30
• Offshore wind power: $191.10
• Thermal solar power: $256.60
• Photo-voltaic solar power: $396.10

As you can see, the prices for alternative energy are at a minimum almost double the cost of conventional coal power. So what would happen if Congress mandated that utilities obtain growing percentages of their power from renewable sources of energy? A Heritage Foundation analysis of 22.5 % RES by 2025 found: 1) household electricity prices would jump 36%; 2) industry prices would rise by 60%; 3) national income (GDP) would be cut by $5.2 trillion between 2012 and 2035; and most importantly 4) RES would kill more than 1,000,000 jobs.

Renewables like hydro, wind, solar energy and biomass account for only 6% of our nation’s electricity generation. But when was the last time you saw a dam built? Take hydro-power out and renewables account for only 3% of our nation’s power. And this is after decades of existing generous renewable subsidies. If electricity created by wind and other renewables was cost competitive, consumers would use more of it without a federal law to force consumption. But renewable energy is not cost competitive, hence the need for government coercion to force the American people to buy it.

There simply is no upside to a RES. In fact, in some ways it is even worse than cap and trade. Heritage analyst David Kreutzer explains: “Electric power is one of the most critical inputs to a modern economy. Thus, it is no surprise that forcing the cost of electricity to rise dampens economic activity. The cost increase for electricity can be viewed as a particularly damaging energy tax, because a renewable mandate, unlike the case of a normal tax, provides no revenue to at least partially offset the higher cost.

By way of comparison, the highway use tax on gasoline raises the price of gasoline, but it also generates revenues for building and maintaining roads and bridges. On the other hand, a renewable energy standard raises costs in the form of less efficient production, which provides no economic benefit.”

Obama Issues Executive Order Mandating “Lifestyle Behavior Modification”

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Obama Issues Executive Order Mandating “Lifestyle Behavior Modification”

June 12, 2010 · 103 Comments

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is fond of saying, “You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste; it’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid.” Well, the Obama Administration certainly has not let the British Petroleum (BP) Deepwater Horizon oil rig crisis go to waste, using it as a smokescreen to silently assault and further diminish American citizens’ personal freedom.

While the nation has its eyes and ears focused on the blame game ping-pong match between President Obama and BP top brass, President Obama on Thursday, June 10, quietly announced a new Executive Order establishing the “National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council.”

You will "change" to my liking!You will “change” to my liking!

Claiming the “authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,” President Obama has truly gone off the deep end this time in his most atrocious attempt to date to control every aspect of Americans’ lives.

According to the Executive Order that details the President’s “National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy,” the Council will be charged with carrying out ” lifestyle behavior modification” among American citizens that do not exhibit “healthy behavior.”

The President’s desired lifestyle behavior modifications detailed in Sec. 6 (c) focus on:

  • smoking cessation;
  • proper nutrition;
  • appropriate exercise;
  • mental health;
  • behavioral health;
  • sedentary behavior (see Sec. 3 [c]);
  • substance-use disorder; and
  • domestic violence screenings.

Making matters even worse, if that is even possible at this point, President Obama will create an “Advisory Group” composed of experts hand-picked from the public health field and various other areas of expertise “outside the Federal Government.”

Let’s consider who the President has sought advice and mentoring from in the past:

  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who the Anti-Defamation League calls a “Messenger of Intolerance,” and
  • Bill Ayers, leader of the 1960′s domestic terrorist group ”Weatherman” that was “responsible for 30 bombings aimed at destroying the defense and security infrastructures of the U.S.”

Now, President Obama is going to seek medical advisors who will be charged with modifying lifestyles and behaviors of those citizens he deems unhealthy? “Paging Dr. Kevorkian! You’re wanted in the White House STAT by President Obama!”

Whether you are a child, a parent, a worker, or retired, the President’s approximately 25-member “Advisory Group” will soon be present in every aspect of Americans’ lives, as the Executive Order prescribes in Sec. 4 (b). Specifically, our new so-called lifestyle behavior modification advisors will be actively carrying out the President’s orders in:

  • worksite health promotion;
  • community services, including community health centers;
  • preventive medicine;
  • health coaching;
  • public health education;
  • geriatrics; and
  • rehabilitation medicine.

President Obama’s sweeping plan to enforce “lifestyle behavior modification” is chock full of open-ended target areas, especially when it comes to issues of “mental” and “behavioral” health, “proper nutrition,” “sedentary behavior,” and “appropriate exercise.” The President’s Executive Order is a blatant and forceful attempt to adjust the way Americans young and old think, behave, eat, drink and whatever else free will used to entitle our nation’s citizens to enjoy as prescribed by the Founding Fathers.

If you are feeling stressed-out, sad, confused, hungry, thirsty, bored, or tired, do you honestly trust President Obama and his “Advisory Group” to act in your best interests.

Nanny State Liberation

More oil in the US than the Middle East?


Thanks to my friend Tommy for sending this…they’ve known about this for around 2 years now.  Why are we still marred up in oil traders and the Middle East?

Kinda makes one feel warm and fuzzy about those in Washington “protecting” us!

About 6 months ago I was watching a news program on oil and one of the Forbes Bros. was the guest. This is out of context, but this is the actual question as asked.. The host said to Forbes, “I am going to ask you a direct question and I would like a direct answer, how much oil does the U.S. have in the ground.” Forbes did not miss a beat, he said, “more than all the Middle East put together.” Please read below. The U. S. Geological Service issued areport in April (’08) that only scientists and oil men knew was coming, but man was it big.  It was a revised report (hadn’t been updated since ’95) on how much oil was in this area of the western 2/3 of North Dakota ; western  South Dakota ; and extreme eastern Montana …. check THIS out:

The Bakken is the largest domestic oil discovery since Alaska ‘s Prudhoe Bay , and has the potential to eliminate all American dependence on foreign oil. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates it at 503 billion barrels. Even if just 10% of the oil is recoverable… at $107 a barrel, we’re looking at a resource base worth more than $5.3 trillion.

‘When I first briefed legislators on this, you could practically see their jaws hit the floor. They had no idea..’ says Terry Johnson, the Montana Legislature’s financial analyst.

‘This sizable find is now the highest-producing onshore oil field found in the past 56 years’ reports, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette.  It’s a formation known as the Williston Basin , but is more commonly referred to as the ‘Bakken.’  And it stretches from Northern Montana, through North Dakota and into Canada .  For years, U. S. oil exploration has been considered a dead end.  Even the ‘Big Oil’ companies gave up searching for major oil wells decades ago. However, a recent technological breakthrough has opened up the Bakken’s massive reserves…. and we now have access of up to 500 billion barrels.  And because this is light, sweet oil, those billions of barrels will cost Americans just $16 PER BARREL!

That’s enough crude to fully fuel the American economy for 2041 years straight. 2. And if THAT didn’t throw you on the floor, then this next one should – because it’s from TWO YEARS AGO! U. S. Oil Discovery- Largest Reserve in the World!

Stansberry Report Online – 4/20/2006

Hidden 1,000 feet beneath the surface of the Rocky Mountains lies the largest untapped oil reserve in the world. It is more than 2 TRILLION barrels.  On August 8, 2005 President Bush mandated its extraction. In three and a half years of high oil prices none has been extracted. With this motherload of oil why are we still fighting over off-shore drilling?

They reported this stunning news:  We have more oil inside our borders, than all the other proven reserves on earth. Here are the official estimates:
8-times as much oil as Saudi Arabia
18-times as much oil as Iraq
– 21-times as much oil as Kuwait
– 22-times as much oil as Iran
– 500-times as much oil as Yemen
– and it’s all right here in the Western United States ..

HOW can this BE? HOW can we NOT BE extracting this?  Because the environmentalists and others have blocked all efforts to help America become independent of foreign oil! Again, we are letting a small group of people dictate our lives and our economy…..WHY? James Bartis, lead researcher with the study says we’ve got more oil in this very compact area than the entire Middle East -more than 2 TRILLION barrels untapped.  That’s more than all the proven oil reserves of crude oil in the world today, reports The Denver Post.

Don’t think ‘OPEC’ will drop its price – even with this find?  Think again!  It’s all about the competitive marketplace, – it has to. Think OPEC just might be funding the environmentalists? Got your attention/ire up yet?  Hope so! Now, while you’re thinking about it …. and hopefully P.O’d, do this:

3. If you don’t take a little time to share with others, then you should stifle yourself the next time you want to complain about gas prices— because by doing NOTHING, you’ve forfeited your right to complain. Now I just wonder what would happen in this country if every one of you sent this to every one in your address book. By the way…this is all true. Check it out at the link below!!! GOOGLE it or follow this link.  It will blow your mind.

Is it High, Is it Low, How much can we make, before They all know?

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I found both these stories on Bloomberg today.  After reading these, do you feel that you’ve been drilled as well? How can oil be poised to go to $85 by the end of the year, and go to $60 because of a glut?  Remember someone telling you about fuzzy math?


By Mark Shenk

Nov. 12 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil is “coiled” to spring to $85 a barrel before the end of the year, according to a technical analysis by Auerbach Grayson, a brokerage in New York.

The range that crude oil has traded in has narrowed since futures broke though resistance at $76.50 a barrel on Oct. 15 and reached a one-year high of $82 on Oct. 21, according to Richard Ross, an analyst at Auerbach Grayson. This pattern is setting up the market to rise, he said.

“A coil has formed since Oct. 15 as the range has got narrower and narrower,” Ross said in a telephone interview. “We’re seeing the lows get higher and the highs get lower.”

The former resistance level of $76.50 was tested last week and held as a new support level, according to Ross. A close above $80 a barrel will be a signal for traders to push prices to $85.

“Prices will probably break out to the upside due to the fact that $76.50 has been tested and held,” Ross said.

Crude oil for December delivery fell $2.34, or 3 percent, to $76.94 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the lowest settlement price since Oct. 14. The contract traded between $76.55 and $82 after breaking through the Oct. 15 resistance level.


By Shigeru Sato and Yuji Okada

Nov. 12 (Bloomberg) — Oil in New York may fall as low as $60 a barrel next year as wealthy countries maintain near-record levels of crude and fuel inventories, said Deutsche Bank AG’s Chief Energy Economist Adam Sieminski.

Crude-oil inventories are currently equivalent to “61-day forward cover in Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development countries while normal levels would be 55 days,” Sieminski said in a telephone interview from Washington D.C. today. “That’s 300 million barrels of oil too much, with daily demand estimates of about 50 million barrels.”

Deutsche Bank forecasts West Texas Intermediate crude oil, the U.S. benchmark, to average $65 a barrel in 2010, Sieminski said. That’s $10 below the median estimate of 36 analysts compiled by Bloomberg News. Oil may reach $60 in the middle of the year when the U.S. and China start to ease stimulus spending, he said.

Crude and fuel stockpiles stored in non-government tanks in the OECD’s 30 member-nations rose to 2.76 billion barrels in the third quarter, close to the record 2.77 billion barrels reached in 1998, U.S. Energy Department data show. The 1998 glut caused oil to collapse to $10 a barrel.

The volume of heating oil and jet fuel stored offshore increased 17 percent to 112 tankers with a combined capacity of 13.1 million deadweight tons, London-based Simpson, Spence & Young Ltd., the world’s second-largest shipbroker, said in a report on Nov. 6. Deadweight tons is a measure of a ship’s capacity to carry cargo, fuel and water.

Sieminski expects oil to climb as high as $85 next month. “I would expect that would come some time in December if the dollar hits 1.55 to the euro,” he said.

Oil has gained 78 percent in New York this year, and was at $79.21 a barrel at 1:47 p.m. Tokyo time. The dollar traded at $1.4997 per euro at 1:29 p.m. in Tokyo compared with $1.4987 in New York yesterday, when it touched $1.5048, the lowest since Oct. 26

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