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  • Is This The Next Big Headache For Oil Prices?

    07/25/2016 8:00:46 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 25-07-2016 | Nick
    When oil analysts look at the markets to try to get a sense of where oil prices are heading, one of the great unknowns, at least in the U.S. shale industry, is the large volume of drilled but uncompleted wells (DUCs). As oil prices began collapsing two years ago, shale drillers increasingly decided to defer the completion of their drilled wells, hoping to wait out the downturn and bring production online at a later point when prices rebounded. But with oil prices suffering from a prolonged downturn, the DUCS began to mount, leaving a huge backlog of potential production that...
  • Kansas Gun Show Vendors Outnumber Protesters 20 to 1

    07/25/2016 4:59:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A gun show in Wichita, Kansas, showed the disparity in Second Amendment supporters to those who seek a disarmed population.  On the Saturday morning of 16th  July, there were over 20 *vendors* who had rented tables for every protester.  There were over a hundred vendors and five, as pictured above, protesters.  From kake.com: WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Inside Century II Expo Hall today was a gun and knife show with more than 100 vendors selling firearms, knives and accessories. Outside Century II, the Wichita Coalition Against Gun Violence held a vigil for those who have lost their lives in...
  • Rapid, low-temperature process adds weeks to milk's shelf life

    07/25/2016 3:41:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Purdue University Agricultural News ^ | July 19, 2016 | Brian Wallheimer
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A rapid heating and cooling of milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present, extending by several weeks the shelf life of one of the most common refrigerator staples in the world, according to a Purdue University study. Bruce Applegate, Purdue associate professor in the Department of Food Science, and collaborators from Purdue and the University of Tennessee published their findings in the journal SpringerPlus, where they show that increasing the temperature of milk by 10 degrees for less than a second eliminates more than 99 percent of the bacteria left behind after pasteurization. “It’s...
  • Robert Reich: Does Hillary Get It? – OpEd

    07/24/2016 3:55:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    http://www.eurasiareview.com/24072016-robert-reich-does-hillary-get-it-oped/ ^ | July 24, 2016 | Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor
    Does Hillary Clinton understand that the biggest divide in American politics is no longer between the right and the left, but between the anti-establishment and the establishment? I worry she doesn’t – at least not yet. A Democratic operative I’ve known since the Bill Clinton administration told me “now that she’s won the nomination, Hillary is moving to the middle. She’s going after moderate swing voters.” Presumably that’s why she tapped Tim Kaine to be her vice president. Kaine is as vanilla middle as you can get. In fairness, Hillary is only doing what she knows best. Moving to the...
  • Regulators Vow Revenge Against States for Opposing Federal Land Grab

    07/24/2016 3:54:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Freedomworks ^ | July 20, 2016 | Kenny Stein
    On Tuesday, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) formally announced the removal of the lesser prairie chicken from the endangered species protection list. They did not take this step voluntarily; FWS lost a court case last year which ordered the agency to remove the bird from the list. However, even as they complied with the court’s order, the FWS issued a threat that the agency’s land grab under the guise of conservation was not over. In the words of Director Dan Ashe, “Responding to this court ruling by removing the bird from the Federal List does not mean we are...
  • Why a bill about catfish will show whether Ryan's serious about regulatory reform

    07/24/2016 3:44:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2016 | Neil Siefring
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) convened a needed Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens as part of his legislative agenda, "A Better Way." The Speaker and his colleagues who worked on the task force have rightly identified the massive regulatory burden imposed by federal bureaucrats as an obstacle to economic growth and a distortion of our constitutional form of government. That is why it is baffling that Ryan has failed to bring regulatory reform legislation that recently passed the Senate to the floor of the House for a vote. The tale is one of catfish and courage. The catfish you...
  • It’s Easy to Become a “Scientist”—there’s an App for that!

    07/24/2016 7:53:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    Suffice to say that neither being a U.S. Senator nor signing a petition by the UCS makes you a scientist. That "App" needs (much) more work! No need for you to feel “scientifically challenged” anymore; there’s an App for nearly everything now. It appears that one of the easiest ways to become a “scientist” (concerned or not, my personal view) is to join the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). That group has already millions of members (so it claims) and you are most welcome to join. No experience or other credentials required—if anything, just a few dollars from your wallet....
  • Warren to La Raza conference: We won't build Trump's 'stupid wall'

    07/24/2016 2:03:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 23, 2016 | Kristin East
    As Hillary Clinton rolled out her running mate Tim Kaine in Miami Saturday, erstwhile VP pick contender Elizabeth Warren was also in Florida, slamming Donald Trump's "stupid wall" at the National Council of La Raza conference in Orlando. The Massachusetts senator drew a clear divide between Trump and the country's Hispanic population, telling attendees that Hispanics were disproportionately hit by the 2008 housing crisis while accusing the Republican nominee of profiting from it. "We will never build Donald Trump's stupid wall," she told the crowd to cheers during her 20-minute address, adding that "diversity has made this country strong." Previously,...
  • Laffer Curve Needs Change in Terminology From Government Speak to Individual Rights and Freedom

    07/23/2016 1:01:38 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 8 replies
    Love to see everyone enjoying the afterglow of this amazing GOP Convention. Haven’t felt like this politically since 1980. I think morning is once again coming to America. Art Laffer, economist, has analyzed Trumps chances and it brought up some thoughts I have on the Laffer Curve. I love the curve but I hate the terminology... Laffer and Reagan brought us an unprecedented and historic 25 years of growth and prosperity until the Left finally shut it down. Tax cuts are a must, but we need to flip the reasoning - we need to change the terminology and the paradigm...
  • Criminals Using 3D Printers To Cover Up Shipping Heists

    07/22/2016 4:36:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Benzinga ^ | July 22, 2016 | Wayne Duggan
    3D printing technology allows users to easily replicate small items like paper clips, coat hangers and broken refrigerator door handles. Unfortunately, some creative criminals have taken advantage of the declining price of 3D printers to make the lives of law enforcement officers extremely difficult. Security company G4S has discovered criminals are using 3D printers to aid in stealing shipments of goods. In as little as 10 minutes, criminals can print replacement cargo seals, decoy security devices and replica locks and keys. After breaking into cargo containers, the criminals use the 3D-printed items to help cover their tracks. For law enforcement...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown: Facilitating The Inevitable California Collapse

    07/22/2016 10:04:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/16 | Katy Grimes
    California's dear leader is killing the golden state: Californians, gird your loins in anticipation of the tax onslaught “California is definitely back,” Governor Jerry Brown boasted in 2014. Brown then proclaimed the state a “job creation engine,” proving he was still living in the 1960s. However, Brown has shown little stomach for sensible tax and regulatory cuts, and instead pays lip service to the media about how fiscally prudent he is…. everything he touches turns Brown. For a state $130 Billion upside down in budget debt, and another $750 Billion of long term unfunded public employee pension debt, the estrangement...
  • Trump Considers Continental Resources’ Harold Hamm for DOE Pick

    07/21/2016 9:17:25 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 8 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 21-07-2017 | Hamm
    With the Republican National Convention wrapping up this week, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is considering nominating one notable fracking CEO to become his Secretary of Energy if he wins the November election. Reuters reports that Donald Trump is leaning towards appointing Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources, to take over the Department of Energy. If such an event were to occur, it would be the first time that an energy secretary came directly from the oil and gas industry. Harold Hamm spoke at the Republican Convention on Wednesday night, where he spoke about the need for the U.S. to...
  • Urban Outfitters cashes in on Trump haters

    07/20/2016 12:54:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | July 20, 2016 | Alice Cuffe
    Urban Outfitters putting out a controversial T-Shirt comes as no surprise to anyone. With a track record that includes selling a mock blood stained Kent State sweatshirt and a shirt that resembled the uniforms worn by gay prisoners at Nazi concentration camps, the brand are often called up for questionable design. Their latest foray into the political sphere is as lucrative and risky. Ordinarily you tend not to see multi-million dollar worldwide brands weighing in on political debate but the American presidential race has proved to be a tempting source of revenue for this clothing brand, who are currently selling...
  • Oil Industry CEO Claims Democrats Have Done More For Oil

    07/20/2016 11:38:59 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 16 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 20-07-2016 | GOPConvention
    With the Republican National Convention set to wrap up on Thursday, and the Democratic National Convention getting ready to kick off in Philadelphia next week, one prominent oil executive is noting that the industry has fared better under Democrats than Republicans. Scott Sheffield, CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources, says that he has noticed the trend during his 42 years in the business. That may sound strange considering the two parties’ diverse platforms when it comes to energy. The Republican party is touting deregulation and has said that it does not support the Paris Climate Accords. Going a few steps further,...
  • Why Lithium Will See Another Price Spike This Fall

    07/19/2016 7:25:18 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 11 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 19-07-2016 | The Guru
    So far, lithium has been the hottest metal of 2016, beating out gold, with exponential demand expected over the coming years. Although the price trajectory of the metal has been subdued in recent months, the fundamentals behind the long-term trajectory suggest strong potential for long-term growth. Price doubling from 2014/2015 was first seen in China and is now being felt worldwide, with lithium hydroxide prices from $16-20 and carbonate prices from $12-14 thousand USD per ton.
  • Big Oil Begins To Worry About Trump’s Wall

    07/18/2016 11:14:56 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 34 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-07-2016 | Wall of China
    Donald Trump’s idea to build a wall along the southern border of the U.S. has been called everything from controversial to harebrained, but—to the likely dismay of some of the oil majors—it’s now officially part of the Republican Party’s platform. As it turns out, the idea has been on the GOP table for a while, and Trump was just the man to voice it loudly and persistently enough. Trump’s wall is on the agenda, should he become president. A wall stopping people and vehicles from illegally crossing into the U.S. may appear to be a simple and effective solution to...
  • Helicopter Money——The Biggest Fed Power Grab Yet

    07/16/2016 10:01:58 PM PDT · by amorphous · 8 replies
    Stockman's Corner ^ | 14 July 2016 | David Stockman
    The Cleveland Fed’s Loretta Mester is a clueless apparatchik and Fed lifer, who joined the system in 1985 fresh out of Barnard and Princeton and has imbibed in its Keynesian groupthink and institutional arrogance ever since. So it’s not surprising that she was out flogging—-albeit downunder in Australia—- the next step in the Fed’s rolling coup d’ etat. We’re always assessing tools that we could use,” Mester told the ABC’s AM program. “In the US we’ve done quantitative easing and I think that’s proven to be useful. “So it’s my view that [helicopter money] would be sort of the next...
  • Fun-Hating Socialist Magazine Jacobin Says PokemonGo Must Be Destroyed

    07/16/2016 9:55:40 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Reason ^ | July 14, 2016 | Robby Soave
    Marxists of the 21st century (not an oxymoron; they exist) have identified a new threat to the glorious proletariat revolution: PokemonGo. Of course, this is par for the course. The Soviet Union banned The Lord of the Rings. Leftist hero (and murderous thug) Che Guevara worked to suppress Jazz music in communist Cuba. The People's Republic of China censored Back to the Future because the regime thought that time travel undermined law and order. And on and on. Now Marxist sympathizers at the socialist magazine Jacobin think the new Pokemon-themed iPhone app—which is currently being enjoyed by millions of people...
  • Hillary to Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania Coal Miners: “McDonald’s is Hiring!

    07/15/2016 6:12:13 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Pressa ^ | 07/15/16 | William Kevin Stoos
    "I misspoke when I said I misspoke: I really will put you out of business." —Satire When Hillary Clinton spoke at an Ohio town hall meeting during her primary campaign earlier this year, her flippant remark that she would “put a lot of coal miners outta work,” if she is elected President, was as welcome to coal miners as a skunk at a picnic. In an effort to un-ding the bell and reverse the political damage caused by her remarks (undoubtedly one of the reasons that 30,000 Democrats in Pennsylvania switched to the GOP in recent months) she quickly reversed...
  • AZ:Tucson Passes Resolution Restricting Private Gun Sales, Risks Lawsuit and Fines

    07/15/2016 6:01:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On July 6th, 2016, the Tucson City Council banned the sales of any gun capable of firing 10 or more rounds without reloading, at gun shows held at the Tucson Convention Center. From tucson.com: Any weapon capable of firing 10 or more rounds can no longer be sold at the Tucson Convention Center. The Tucson City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to add more restrictions on private gun sales at the city-owned venue. The resolution was put forward by Ward 3 Council Member Karen Uhlich and the Vice Mayor Kozachick.  From a pdf of the resolution: FWe request the...
  • EV’s Won’t Kill Diesel – Electric Highways Will

    07/14/2016 3:03:07 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 34 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 14-07-2016 | Harvey
    There are millions of trucks on the world’s highways at any given time, carrying cargo from one place to another and spewing diesel exhaust fumes. That’s how it’s been since the dawn of trucking, that’s how it still is. But that’s not necessarily how it will be in the future. Electric trucks are a fact, though not a very popular one, which is undeserved to a certain degree. While short-haul deliveries are perfect for utilizing electric freight carriers, a long-haul electric truck would need a battery weighing 23 tons to be able to make a 500-mile journey in one go....
  • MI: Second Amendment Night for Battle Creek Bombers Baseball

    07/14/2016 6:10:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from fox17online.com On Friday evening, June 24th, the local ball club, the Battle Creek Bombers of Battle Creek, Michigan, hosted a Second Amendment Education night.  Because of the way Michigan laws have been crafted, open carry was required, if participants were going to carry at the event.  The event gathered enough publicity that the AP picked up the story, making it national. From the washingtonpost.com (AP): “2nd Amendment Education Night” was held Friday at C.O. Brown Stadium as the Battle Creek Bombers hosted the Rochester (Minnesota) Honkers.  Bombers general manager Tony Iovieno tells WOOD-TV there were no security problems...
  • IEA: Gasoline Glut Could Cause Oil Price Rout

    07/13/2016 9:39:07 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 7 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 13-07-2016 | IEA
    Oil prices have been crushed over the past two years because of a glut of production. With supplies falling off, particularly in the U.S. shale patch, prices have begun to firm up. But another glut that has built up and has stubbornly refused to fall threatens another oil price downturn. In its July Oil Market Report, the International Energy Agency warned about shockingly high levels of refined products sitting in storage. Gasoline, diesel and heating oil are built up to such high levels in so many parts of the world, that a sharp rise in crude oil prices is unlikely...
  • Home reloading of Percussion Caps and Primers is More Common than Thought

    07/13/2016 5:46:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The home and small shop manufacture of ammunition is an interesting subject for those debating the potential for disarming the population.  Guns are not very hard to make.  They are routinely made in third world workshops and by first world hobbyists.  Some of the simplest to make are some of those most detested by the opponents of armed self defense.  Homemade submachine guns are commonly found in Brazil and Israel. Many who oppose armed self defense have made the case that ammunition is the weak point in a black market or grey market economy.  They assume that ammunition is...
  • Pew Research Finds Europeans Increasingly Uncomfortable With Immigration

    07/12/2016 7:32:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 12, 2016 | Charlie McKenna
    A study released by the Pew Research Center on Monday shows a startling development in European attitudes towards Middle Eastern refugees. In eight of the ten countries surveyed, majorities of citizens polled believe incoming refugees increase the likelihood of terrorism at home. Respondents in Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Greece, and the United Kingdom all responded that they believe incoming refugees increase the risk of terrorism. Respondents in Hungary are most likely (at 76 percent) to believe incoming refugees increase the risk of terrorism, while respondents in Spain are the least likely to believe incoming refugees increase the likelihood of terrorism (at 40...
  • 'Finding Prince Charming': First Gay Dating Show to Air this Fall

    07/12/2016 7:22:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 12, 2016 | Josh Luckenbaugh
    Undoubtedly in an attempt to capitalize on the success of ABC's "The Bachelor," the LGBT-themed cable network Logo has greenlit a gay dating show called "Finding Prince Charming," which will premiere this fall.  Logo made the announcement on its website Tuesday morning: Love is in the air—and on the airwaves—as Logo announces its new reality dating competition series, Finding Prince Charming. Coming this fall, the show will see 13 handsome suitors housed together as they vie for the heart of a hunky Romeo. With help from host Lance Bass, the guys will try to stand out from the crowd and, hopefully, make an intimate connection....
  • Senator Ted Lieu’s Koch Problem

    07/12/2016 5:42:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/12/16 | Megan Barth
    Junk Science Gigolos In case you missed the release of the 2016 Democratic platform, the use of federal government agencies to punish those who disagree with them on “Climate Change” is their regressive progressive reality and many of their climate change cohorts have already launched their assault on Exxon Mobile. In case you missed the release of the 2016 Democratic platform, the use of federal government agencies to punish those who disagree with them on “Climate Change” is their regressive progressive reality and many of their climate change cohorts have already launched their assault on Exxon Mobile. This use of...
  • Crude Rebounds Spectacularly On Weaker Dollar

    07/12/2016 1:24:34 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 3 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 12-07-2016 | Len
    Oil prices showed weakness on Monday once again after a brutal few days last week. But WTI and Brent moved up in early trading hours on Tuesday. Several news items overnight pushed oil up on Tuesday, including a falling U.S. dollar, a ruling from an international court on the South China Sea (more below), news that an ExxonMobil well was attacked in the Niger Delta (something which Exxon denies), and reports that some oil exports were delayed from Iraq because of a pipeline leak. The markets are awaiting crude inventory estimates from API later today, which could move prices.
  • Citibank: We’re Nearing A Bull Market For Oil

    07/12/2016 10:01:52 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 8 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 12-07-2016 | Citi
    Citigroup is “especially bullish” on commodities in 2017, the bank says. “The oil market is treading water for now, but the oil price overshot to the downside earlier this year and this is clearly setting the stage for a bullish end to the decade,” Citi analysts, led by Ed Morse, wrote in a research note published on July 11. There is a quite a bit of volatility in commodity markets, especially for oil, but global demand continues to grow at a steady pace. Prices have crashed on oversupply, but with oil production going offline, particularly in the U.S., the markets...
  • Top 10 for tech workers Sierra Vista among the best places in the nation for tech workers

    07/12/2016 7:38:49 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    SIERRA VISTA — A national survey of 201 cities ranks Sierra Vista as the tenth best place to work for employees in the technology industry in 2016. SmartAsset, an online financial service based in New York City, points to the average salary paid to local tech workers and the lower cost of living as two primary reasons Sierra Vista earned a spot in the top 10 this year. It the first time in the three-year history of the survey that any city in Arizona has earned a spot in the top 10.
  • FL: Open Carry March Draws Hundreds of Second Amendment Supporters

    07/11/2016 5:22:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Hundreds of men women and children participated in an open carry march in Florida on the 4th of July.  On video posted on facebook, you can see the march stretching into the distance in front of and in back of the camera. You can also see the wfla video posted on wfla.com.  It is taken at a corner. That perspective makes the march look much smaller. From wfla.com: INVERNESS, FL (WFLA) – More than 300 people marched through the streets of Inverness in Citrus County to show their support for the Second Amendment on the morning of Fourth of...
  • What Clinton and Trump Would Do for Gig Economy Workers

    07/11/2016 11:14:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Next Avenue ^ | July 11, 2016 | Nancy Collamer, Work & Purpose Blogger
    As we enter the final stretch of the presidential election season (Hallelujah!), the rhetoric around jobs — how to create good paying ones, minimize income inequality and bring opportunities back home — is sure to heat up. But what about the challenges facing the growing number of Americans who don’t work in traditional jobs, but are instead gig economy workers — like freelancers, consultants, and contractors — who lack the benefits and legal protections typically provided by employers? Where do Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stand on them? It matters because millions of Americans — the U.S. Government Accountability Office...
  • Before Trump, there was Wendell Willkie

    07/11/2016 9:47:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Greenfield Recorder ^ | July 10, 2016 | Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal
    AKRON, Ohio — The Republican Party once chose a presidential nominee who was successful in business but had never held political office. Who went from being a Democrat to a Republican, but was a maverick in his new party. He would often speak off the cuff, was not much of a churchgoer, had what one historian called “a magnetic personality” and was not always faithful as a husband. He was definitely a dark horse when he began his campaign against veteran candidates but won the GOP nomination in defiance of the political establishment, with what one observer called “a tendency...
  • New study: U.S. brimming with oil reserves, but . . .

    07/11/2016 7:49:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/11/16 | Herman Cain
    . . . our fearless leaders have no interest in going to get them A new study shows that the United States has more energy reserves than Saudi Arabia or Russia. Most of it is still in the ground, but if we would bother to extract it, we would be truly energy-independent for the first time in our history. The report comes from Rystad Energy, and indicates the U.S. is sitting on 264 billion barrels of oil. That’s 8 billion more than Russia and 52 billion more than Saudi Arabia. And all of this falls under the category of recoverable...
  • Musk Ready to Release Part 2 of Tesla’s Top Secret Master Plan

    07/11/2016 7:49:11 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 19 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-07-2016 | EV Crusher
    Elon Musk tweeted yesterday that he will be releasing the second part of his Top Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan soon, possibly by the end of this week. The unofficial announcement comes at an interesting time for the company and its boss. Tesla Motors is currently the target of an investigation after a fatal accident with a Tesla Model S that was allegedly caused by the car’s autopilot. The car did not stop when it approached a tractor-trailer and crashed into it, killing its driver. The investigation, initially involving the Florida Highway Patrol and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,...
  • Phoenix City Council Bans Laser Gun Shooting Gallery Because "Guns"

    07/11/2016 6:28:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 july, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    According to the Phoenix City Council, Prescott Pete’s Highfalutin Shooting Gallery is crimethink and not allowed.  The arcade type of entertainment allows customers to shoot laser guns at targets that appear in the arcade.  No targets appear on humans.  It is simple fun with toy guns.  But even toy guns must not be allowed at the Phoenix event because "guns". From dcourier.com: On Monday, July 4, the City of Phoenix will recognize Independence Day by hosting one of the state’s largest annual events. Known as Fabulous Phoenix 4th, the free family-oriented celebration will feature 50 vendors. Despite putting in...
  • Fossil Fuel Divestment: A Fool's Errand

    07/10/2016 11:55:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 7, 2016 | Robert Bradley Jr.
    Green activists are getting schooled in fossil fuel divestment. Despite left-environmentalists’ best efforts, New York University and the University of Cambridge just rejected pleas to stop investing in fossil fuels. The green push for institutions to scrap all oil, natural gas, and coal investments is several years old. Campaigners insist that starving fossil fuel producers of capital will leave mineral energy in the ground, save the climate, and thus rescue the earth. There isn’t enough space in this piece to dissect the exaggerated fears of global warming. Suffice it to say that climate science is revealing lower climate sensitivities to...
  • Chick-fil-A’s act of support for cops could be considered real act of courage

    07/10/2016 9:51:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | July 10, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Thursday’s carnage in Dallas, just 200 miles to the north of College Park, elevated Chick-fil-A’s previous act of support for police to what could be seen in the future as an act of courage. The popular fast food chain Chick-fil-A has never been a stranger to controversy, and has always weathered the storm with self-confidence and a cheery smile. But a position at one of its Texas locations that was noble last November could put the sandwich-making outfit on the receiving end of more than mere hate speech in this environment — it could lead to violence, if recent events...
  • 80-year-old yeast + 3D printer = instant pizza satisfaction

    07/10/2016 1:01:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fast Casual Magazine ^ | July 8, 2016
    Hold on to your rolling pins, pizza restaurateurs — things are about to get a little weird. That's because today the world's first 3D pizza printing company, BeeHex, Inc. announced it has teamed up with Ribalta Neopolitan Restaurant Executive Chef Pasquale Cozzolino to make a 3D printed pie. Cozzolino, who also owns the New York City and Atlanta restaurants, is the pizza pro behind the venture, in charge of devising the right dough, sauce and cheese to work in the printer. He is working with a team of people at BeeHex, including Anjan Contractor, to create the best recipes for...
  • New California Ammunition Law: Restrictive, Burdensome, Costly, Ineffective

    07/09/2016 5:08:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law SB 1225.  It is a lengthy, extremely restrictive law regulating the sale of ammunition in California.  It is so restrictive, that it might not hold up in court.  Challenges to the law may have to wait.  The law only goes into effect *if* the very broad, very anti-Second Amendment proposition "Safety for All Act of 2016" is not approved of by the voters.  So this bill, and several others signed by Governor Brown, do not go into effect *unless* voters refuse to approve of the anti-Second Amendment  "Safety for All Act". What...
  • How George Soros Singlehandedly Created The European Refugee Crisis - And Why

    in 1944, 14-year-old George Soros went to work for the invading Nazis.. until the end of the war .. he worked with a government official, helping him confiscate property from the local Jewish population. In an 1998 interview with 60 Minutes, Soros described the year of German occupation as “the happiest time in my life.” ... Soros also uses his Open Society Foundations to funnel money to the progressive media outlet, Media Matters. Soros funnels the money through a number of leftist groups, including the Tides Foundation, Center for American Progress, and the Democracy Alliance in order to circumvent the...
  • Cheap Gas’ Latest Victim is Fuel Economy

    07/08/2016 9:42:09 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 9 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 08-07-2016 | Irina
    Falling prices at the pump have given motorists reason to rejoice continuously over the last year and a half, but they’re not good news for everyone. At least, not for the people who are about fuel economy. The latest sales-weighted fuel economy ratings report by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute revealed that in June, the value of the indicator was 25.3 miles per gallon, down from 25.4 mpg in May. Now, that’s not a huge dip, as Road Show author Andrew Krok notes, but it follows a pattern of declining fuel economy that parallels the decline in gas...
  • Portuguese Homemade Revolver uses Homemade Cartridges

    07/08/2016 4:58:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    This image from homemadeguns.wordpress.com appears to be from a Portugese  police agency.  Shotgun shells are often used for the clandestine manufacture of pistol ammunition.  It many countries it is much easier to obtain shotgun shells than pistol or rifle ammunition.  In countries where severe restrictions on the private ownership of firearms have been imposed, shotguns are the least restricted.  In the extremely restrictive Soviet Union, shotgun cartridges were relatively available.  In England, the easiest firearm license to obtain is the shotgun license, as it is in Japan. With a source of shotgun cartridges, you have everything you need to...
  • Electorate Tremors: The Era of the Angry Voter Is Upon Us

    07/07/2016 2:17:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | July 6, 2016 | Staff
    Paula Heap and Joel Coe live 6,400 kilometers apart. They don't even know each other, but they share the same sense of outrage. She voted for Brexit and he intends to vote for Donald Trump in November. She hails from Preston, a city in northwest England that never truly recovered from the decline of the textiles industry. He's an American from the small town of Red Boiling Springs in northern Tennessee. His textiles factory, Racoe Inc., is the last of its kind still in business in the area. It's Heap's view that globalization has created a lot of winners and...
  • Bill Gates And Other Billionaires Backing A Nuclear Renaissance

    07/07/2016 11:28:10 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 27 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 07-07-2016 | Billyboy
    Let’s for a second imagine a world without nuclear energy. That’s a tough one but let’s try. No nuclear bombs, of course, no Chernobyl and Fukushima, no worries about Iran and North Korea. A wonderful world, maybe? Probably not, because without nuclear energy we would have burned millions more tons of coal and billions more barrels of oil. This would have brought about climate change of such proportions that what we have today would have seemed negligible. Nuclear energy and uranium, which feeds it, are controversial enough even without any actual accident happening. Radioactivity is dangerous. Nobody is arguing against...
  • Vanity 1 (free trade globalist caucus)

    07/07/2016 9:31:50 AM PDT · by impimp · 32 replies
    Freerepublic.com ^ | 7 July 2016 | Impimp
    This is for free trade globalists only. Specifically, to post here you need to adhere to the following viewpoint: 1. You want Trump to be President. 2. You are in favor of increased trade and want more trade deals and find Trumps rhetoric troubling. 3. You are a trade globalist but not an immigration globalist. You like Trumps views on immigration.
  • More .22 Ammo at Yuma WalMart

    07/07/2016 8:07:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A little more than a week ago, I was in the local Yuma WalMart.  There are three, but I primarily visit one.  Last Friday, I was surprised to find 2300 rounds of CCI Mini-mag .22 Long Rifle cartridges and 1,000 rounds of Standard Velocity CCI .22 Long Rifle cartridges for sale.  The clerk, Yittzel, told me that it was unusual, but they saw .22 come in about once a month.  She said it would be gone quickly.  I had not seen .22 ammunition in the store for three years. Yittzel tempered this by saying it appeared to be coming...
  • Hawaii County Police Exhibit Common Sense on New Guns

    07/06/2016 3:21:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2015, the Honolulu Police Department destroyed over a half a million dollars worth of pistols for no apparent reason.  The Hawaii Police Department has shown that it is much smarter, and serves its constituency much better.  As with the Honolulu department, the Hawaii Department is in need of upgrading from its current 5906 Smith & Wesson stainless steel auto pistols.  The Hawaii department has decided to convert to 9 mm Glocks, a popular choice all over the world.  From westhawaiitoday.com: The guns will first go to the recruits, who will learn on the new Glocks right from the...
  • Why Chevron And Shell Are Better Bets Than BP and Exxon

    07/06/2016 11:20:37 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 1 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 06-07-2016 | Oil Major
    Want to invest in the oil majors? Take a look at Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell, but steer clear of ExxonMobil, BP, and Total. That is the conclusion from a new analysis from Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., which identified Chevron and Shell as the best of the lot. The reason for choosing Chevron, for instance, is that the American oil major will have high-margin growth, largely due to the completion of several large-scale projects. The Gorgon LNG project is one example – with huge capex requirements behind it, Chevron will enjoy free-cash-flow turnaround. Tudor Pickering Holt also likes Chevron’s...
  • Why An Oil Price Crash Remains Unlikely

    07/06/2016 10:20:46 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 06-07-2016 | Mike
    There has been a lot of optimism returning to the energy markets of late as oil prices have climbed to the $50 a barrel region. Ironically, while a few years ago $50 a barrel would have been seen as an unthinkably low oil price, today it is regarded as much needed relief from prices that ran in the $25 a barrel region earlier this year. Yet with the climb in prices, analysts are now starting to forecast prices per barrel of as much as $80 in the next year. That view is not the mainstream though. Instead most analysts are...