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Dangerous Times: Will Shale beat Shari'ah?
American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2013 | James Lewis

Posted on 04/27/2013 9:21:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A week after the Boston Marathon bombing, Conservative London Mayor Boris Johnson wrote a shameless puff-piece celebrating the glories of "sensuous" camel racing in the Gulf emirates in the London Telegraph. Gulf Arabs, including the Saudi Arabians, are huge terrorist enablers, big European spenders, London party animals, media investors, sexual abusers, wife beaters, Euro-American arms purchasers, Shari'ah imperialists, massive London vote buyers and powerful political meddlers.

Boris Johnson, who is not a stupid man, is also aware of a slew of London Jihad bombings starting in 2007, both successful ones and a reported sixteen fizzled plots. He knows exactly who pays for Al Qaida and who pays for vote-buying by hundreds of thousands of radicalized Pakistanis imported into London via the corrupt and politicized immigration system.

But Mr. Johnson still sang for his supper about the glories of camel racing in the Gulf emirates and their "dynamic" economies. He has that in common with Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Hussein Obama.

Desert Arabs of the Gulf region would still be living in pathetic tents and whooping up rape and pillage raids on each other, were it not for John D. Rockefeller, whose company discovered Arabian oil in vast quantities before 1900. Even today radical Islamists on both sides of the Gulf have only two exports: oil and religious fanaticism.

London has seen its share of Jihad bombings, and yet -- it has allowed radical terror-preaching imams to radicalize thousands of followers at places like the Finsbury Park Mosque....

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: islam; jihad; shale; sharia

1 posted on 04/27/2013 9:21:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good article.

Vast new sources of clean energy bode well for America, China and the rest of the world outside OPEC.

As the article points out, conservatism principles also win. A victory Productive values vs. Ideological values.


2 posted on 04/27/2013 9:55:06 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: cicero2k
And we have not yet begun to tap that other great source of methane-natural gas that lies on the bottom of the ocean everywhere in the world. Under conditions that exist in deep bodies of water, a substance called Methane Hydrate is formed readily. A possible engineering application for the harvest of Methane Hydrate from the ocean floor: Methane Hydrate is somewhat heavier than saline water, and naturally sinks to the bottom. It is amorphous, that is, it has no crystalline structure, but is kind of a gel. Machinery that is rather like either a large suction apparatus, could pull this substance up, or a simple dredge line could scoop pieces up and convey them to a submerged receiving chamber. Here, the debris would be allowed to fall away, all the while keeping the Methane Hydrate stored near the temperature where it would be stable, 38º F., which is the temperature everywhere at depths of 1,500 feet or greater. When the debris is cleared out of the submerged chamber, then warm water from the surface is drawn down and allowed to warm the Methane Hydrate, which then goes through phase change, and the methane is released from its containment through a vertical pipe, to a collection and compression apparatus on the platform above. The practical application is to compress and cool the released methane to liquified natural gas, and transport it in refrigerated ships to the port, where it is transferred to storage units until it is warmed and sent into natural gas distribution pipelines. Methane does not liquify until it is cooled to -260̊F. Otherwise, it remains a gas, one that may be greatly compressed, and for use as a vehicle fuel, would have to be. Methane has a rather low energy density per pound, and even compressed, takes up a comparatively large volume per pound. But internal combustion engines burn the fuel quite cleanly, there being almost complete combustion and virtually no carbon monoxide formed in the exhaust, much cleaner than Diesel or even good quality gasoline. There is a way to convert methane to other, longer-chained alkanes, such as octane, nonane and decane, the major components of gasoline and Diesel fuel, by keeping it under pressure, in the presence of a nickel-iron catalyst, and applying heat. This may be, in fact, a much simpler way to transport the extracted methane than by cooling it and transporting it as a liquid. And as it is already compounded to almost the exact requirements for motor fuel, very little additional refinement would be necessary. It is estimated that on the ocean floor, there is enough of this Methane Hydrate to equal from four times to ten times the amount of the total of all the known and estimated reserves of coal, natural gas and petroleum in the world. Methane Hydrate is formed continuously, because under the conditions of temperature (38̊ F.), and pressure six to ten times atmospheric, that exist at the bottom of the ocean continental shelf, the physical fixing of this substance is the stable configuration. Methane is being continuously as the final decomposition product of ALL organic matter. After all, what do you think became of whale poop? It drifts to the bottom, where highly specialized anaerobic bacteria combine the elements in water and organic materials, to form the methane and carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide combines with water, in turn, to form carbonic acid, which then reacts with other minerals (chiefly calcium and magnesium) in the water to form carbonate rock, the basis of the formation of limestone.
3 posted on 04/27/2013 10:25:58 AM PDT by alloysteel (Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Even today radical Islamists on both sides of the Gulf have only two exports: oil and religious fanaticism.

Almost half of the world's pistachio supply comes from Iran.

And then there are all those Persian rugs ...

4 posted on 04/27/2013 10:26:21 AM PDT by wideminded
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We did get some nice horses from them, too.


5 posted on 04/27/2013 11:08:59 AM PDT by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: wideminded

We did get some nice horses from them, too.


6 posted on 04/27/2013 11:09:00 AM PDT by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: wideminded
Almost half of the world's pistachio supply comes from Iran.

Funny thing about that. At the time of Jimmah Carter and the hostage fiasco, Iran produced nearly 100% of pistachios. When that got cut off due to the embargo, voila, California developed a pistachio industry.

7 posted on 04/27/2013 12:09:15 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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