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  • Bundy Responds To NYT, Defends "Slavery" Comments

    04/24/2014 11:31:31 AM PDT · 93 of 132
    Hostage to camle

    Ha! Excellent counter! And spot on.

    The question is are welfare blacks better off now than their ancestors were under slavery? And the question is open as there is no answer that rigorously addresses the question.

    Holder was reported to have claimed that whites are cowards in avoiding issues of racism. Bundy’s ‘wonderings’ are a direct contradiction of Holder’s claim.

  • Ted Cruz's big show

    04/23/2014 8:41:35 PM PDT · 3 of 7
    Hostage to 2ndDivisionVet
    Hostile bloggers had photoshopped a picture of Cruz with tattoos all over his body.

    "Hostile"? HOSTILE?

    How about 'ardent passionate admiring supporters'?

    Please post that photo of 'Tatooed Cruz'.

  • Bundy Ranch Posts Response to Readers of USA Today

    04/23/2014 11:44:22 AM PDT · 9 of 50
    Hostage to ponygirl

    A poster commented last week that had Bundy paid the fees, he would have been required to acknowledge the federal dominion of the water shed and this would have cut his water usage by half resulting in losing his cattle business.

    Something caused 50 or so ranchers in Nevada to be put out of business. That is the real scandal. That is what needs investigating.

  • Marijuana mental health and safety risks ignored by media

    04/23/2014 11:20:42 AM PDT · 18 of 31
    Hostage to Wolfie

    Google ‘X’ and Google ‘Y’ and you’ll see plenty of evidence of how marijuana solves all the world’s problems, ...

    ... especially if you’ve been smoking it.

  • “If Obamacare Dies, Sarah Palin Killed It”

    04/22/2014 3:56:49 PM PDT · 8 of 33
    Hostage to 2ndDivisionVet

    I can see a painting now entitled Sarah d’Arc leading her army against OBarbariancare:

    Or even better with her on a horse slaying a beast “St. Sarah and the Dragon”:

  • Calif. moves to ban judges affiliated with Boy Scouts

    04/21/2014 7:42:11 AM PDT · 10 of 35
    Hostage to coloradan

    No, the Mayor of Mexico City is very pro-homosexual and pushed for the legalization of same-sex marriage.

    Please don’t refer to homosexuals as ‘gay’. There is nothing ‘gay’ about their conduct.

  • A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

    04/18/2014 6:26:12 PM PDT · 24 of 26
    Hostage to taxcontrol

    Uh Huh. So name one thing in which it is ‘far worse’.

  • (Seattle's socialist Kshama) Sawant says mayor’s minimum wage panel is ‘deadlocked’

    04/18/2014 3:48:45 PM PDT · 4 of 17
    Hostage to Libloather

    She gets a lot of attention doesn’t she? And she’s not worth a minute of it.

  • A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

    04/18/2014 3:47:13 PM PDT · 21 of 26
    Hostage to Pelham
  • A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

    04/18/2014 3:46:43 PM PDT · 20 of 26
    Hostage to taxcontrol

    A Flat tax never stays flat. The US has had several flat taxes in its history. Always the same result; grows into a monstrosity.

    Go with the FairTax. And don’t criticize it until you’ve actually studied and understood it:

  • Mitt Romney returns to political stage as Republicans prepare for midterms

    04/18/2014 2:58:50 PM PDT · 7 of 16
    Hostage to 2ndDivisionVet


  • Rand Paul Hates Mitch McConnell So Much That He Is Refusing to Publicly Support Him

    04/18/2014 2:52:04 PM PDT · 29 of 32
    Hostage to boycott

    We will see.

    One thing for sure, McConnell loses either way.

  • Rand Paul Hates Mitch McConnell So Much That He Is Refusing to Publicly Support Him

    04/18/2014 9:40:36 AM PDT · 24 of 32
    Hostage to boycott

    60,000 critical votes don’t care what we think.

    Bevin now has those votes and talked on a states rights theme, not a cock fighting theme. That was smart politics.

    Not many in KY will give a damn about it but those cock-fighters will fall in behind Bevin and their votes are critical.

    Of course progressives will squawk but they will squawk about anything that dirties their opponents. Placating them yields nothing. The best that can be done with them is to let them stay home on election day and not rile them up before. They won’t rush to the polls over cock fighting.

  • Report: Boehner 'Hellbent' on Passing Amnesty This Year

    04/18/2014 8:49:54 AM PDT · 13 of 51
    Hostage to gwgn02

    This is very troubling if true. I believe as others have posted that Boehner has been told to put immigration on hold until after the primaries because incumbents don’t want the immigration monkey on their back as they seek to shore up support among their constituents. After the primaries they will be more free to cast their votes with Boehner’s immigration push.

    I really believe Boehner’s alcoholism has led him to a compromised position in which the ‘Chicago Way’ mafia is blackmailing him. Boehner is making no sense and seems to have been brought completely under control of progressives with only an occasional media outburst that is inconsequential to any material legislation.

  • Rand Paul Hates Mitch McConnell So Much That He Is Refusing to Publicly Support Him

    04/18/2014 8:42:20 AM PDT · 22 of 32
    Hostage to boycott
    No he did not write a letter in support of bailouts, it was one of his partners.

    He was the director of an investment group that was required to file documents with the SEC. Investors and partners of the firm had their own opinions and would write them in letters to other members of the investment group. These letters required disclosure to the SEC. Matt Bevin had to be signing the SEC filing, and not necessarily endorsing the letters included in the filing.

    If you look at Edgar online or the SEC website and look at the filings you will see Matt's name and a description that signature is on file. In other words it was standard. Matt was not legally authorized to redact or exclude partner's opinions as laws regarding disclosure required divulging what key members were thinking in their letters and written opinions.

    The entire 'Bailout Bevin' campaign was a smear attack on him and it was misleading. The attack was not successful as key supporters including Tea Party supporters continued rallying around Matt after realizing the attack was without substance. But McConnell managed to nationalize the hit job and those outside KY are still misinformed.

    I did research on the above and called Bevin's campaign office to get the real story.

    All polls showing Bevin far behind McConnell were taken in February when Bevin was just ramping up, and February is a long time ago in politics. Polls also showed the lead narrowing and importantly the polls showed Bevin almost even with the democrat opponent who was leading McConnell by a few points, even though Bevin was far behind McConnell at the same time. What this indicates is many KY voters are for any republican before a democrat and that Bevin's name recognition was low. A new poll should show substantial changes as recent polls on McConnell show his popularity in KY about on par with Obama's, in other words very poor favorability ratings for McConnell and increased name recognition for Bevin should show a surge for Bevin in the polls for any new survey.

    Your youtube links to Scarborough and MSNBC. This is unacceptable sourcing on any level. MSNBC is a tool of the ruling class and that includes McConnell. I wouldn't trust them with anything.

    The second link to Daily Mail in UK is also a progressive leaning outfit but they sometimes reveal reality because their editors are not so much controlled and monitored by the state: Here's a good piece of reality they reveal:

    McConnell will have an easier time in the Republican primary against an opponent who is now linked to the illegal practice. But in November he will need every vote he can muster against Kentucky Attorney General Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat with whom he's running neck-and-neck.

    The scenario of a razor-thin margin in the general election could make even cockfighters' votes critical.

    Craig Davis, president of the United Gamefowl Breeders Association, told the Lexington Herald-Leader in February that his group could swing as many as 60,000 voters toward McConnell – or tell them to stay home on Election Day.

    Bevin was smart because those 60,000 votes from the game fowl bloc will be in his column and most Kentuckians don't give a damn about cock fight issues pushed out by progressive media.

    If Bevin loses the primary, then McConnell loses in November and the democrats pick up a Senate seat. But the GOP will still likely take the Senate.

    Bevin still carries massive grass roots support in KY and voters there can't stand McConnell. I think Bevin has a better than even chance of pushing McConnell aside and if he does succeed in doing that then all of McConnell's zombie supporters will get behind Bevin because he is a republican but Bevin's grass roots supporters will not rally to McConnell should Bevin lose. No matter what, McConnell loses and that is a 'good thing' /Martha Stewart.

  • Lawyer who defended Calif. gay marriage ban plans daughter’s gay wedding

    04/18/2014 7:42:10 AM PDT · 15 of 26
    Hostage to cuban leaf

    It is sinful conduct. It is a sin.

    Dick Cheney redux.

    It is no different than having a son who sleeps with two or more women at the same time. For a more grotesque example, it is no different than acts of bestiality. It is no different than a grown man having sex with an underage boy. All of these behaviors are unnatural and sinful. They cannot be tolerated or condoned by traditional society.

    Yes, this father should have told his daughter “I love you, but I will not participate in nor endorse your sin. You are on your own with it.” He could still have a father-daughter relationship with her but should draw the line at sinful conduct.

    Lesbian relationships do not last very long from what I have seen, read and heard. Pray his daughter sees the light and repents.

    Pray for all us and for America this Easter.

  • Rand Paul Hates Mitch McConnell So Much That He Is Refusing to Publicly Support Him

    04/18/2014 6:09:39 AM PDT · 11 of 32
    Hostage to boycott

    When did Bevin do that? Call his campaign and tell him to do some damage control immediately!

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 12:50:38 PM PDT · 107 of 122
    Hostage to thackney

    I am not sure it’s really that important unless someone is needing precise information to chase down the actual rigs and their sites. And I would be interested in doing just that but I was also told no media company will find out about this.

    But I imagine there were six pads somehow managed by the same operator and the report was each rig started gushing at the ‘about’ same time. I don’t know anymore than that but the description was that this was an amazing and unexpected event and the drilling operators did not what to do, were overwhelmed but eventually brought it under control. Then ‘about’ the same day it was reported that federal agents came to the site or sites and ‘took over’.

    Now all of this information appears garbled and needs clarification. I am not sure I can get it but my business partner knows the owner of the radio broadcaster in the region, one of the largest I am told, and if we can track him down maybe we can get some better information.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 12:41:55 PM PDT · 104 of 122
    Hostage to Osage Orange

    I don’t know yet. When he gets back we will go over some photos of MRAPs and such and try to pinpoint what he saw.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 12:40:43 PM PDT · 103 of 122
    Hostage to Smokin' Joe

    Good information but how is that relevant to the question of whether the federal government has the right to takeover any drilling or pumping of oil in the region?

    Can the BLM enter a drilling site say on land under a BLM lease and take over? It was reported that the drillers and investors would be compensated and that the oil would be brought under the SPR.

    The rest of your technical details I am sure the drillers complied with. But I asked the question that if-if-if this was a confirmed oil strike just days ago, how could federal agents know and act so quick?

    I think the message may be garbled but it is reported to come from someone who is one of the most knowledgeable people in the region. So we will see if anything comes of it. And if nothing comes of it but we hear of another such incident, then we can start to see a pattern.

    In the meantime enjoy making your lectures. You have accumulated some good information but your attitude needs a big adjustment.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 12:25:08 PM PDT · 95 of 122
    Hostage to thackney

    Yes, people in my business have been out to drilling service businesses and have seen drill heads with a lot of technology of sorts built into them. I imagine one could find photos of them on the internet. It was described to me like advanced surgical equipment and very impressive.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 12:22:12 PM PDT · 94 of 122
    Hostage to thackney

    I miswrote. The words I received was that it was a ‘six pad well’ meaning a six pad configuration of some sort.


  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 12:20:41 PM PDT · 93 of 122
    Hostage to okie01

    It may have been misunderstood or I miswrote but the report was that it was a six-pad setup, I imagine close in together but not sure.

    All of the drilling reports were not directly observed so all of it can be garbled. The person my business partner talked to about the drilling and gushing and what not is a well-known respected person in the region and has been there since 1993. I learned this because I asked who this person was. I have his name and know he runs or owns a radio broadcasting service in the region.

    I think the only thing safe to say is that something big appears to have happened in the Bakken the other day (a few days ago) and a large non-military but militarized convoy was witnessed yesterday on I-94 going towards Bismarck. Could be related but maybe not.

    The questions I asked are can federal agents take control of a well or lands where active drilling is ongoing? Some posters have responded with useful comments. Others seem intent on creating a ruckus.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 12:11:27 PM PDT · 89 of 122
    Hostage to Smokin' Joe; Admin Moderator
    First, I-94 is roughly 120 miles from Stanley, ND as the crow flies.

    I wrote that my business partner headed for I-94 from Stanley and went on I-94 in the direction of Bismarck. What's wrong with that?

    Second, armed convoys are not unusual from Minot AFB, considering there are missile silos in the Stanley area. I have seen those myself, but they have nothing to do with the oil industry.

    Good nugget of information. Thank you. But I asked him if it was a military convoy because I have seen them too and he said no it was not a military convoy. He also said helicopters were circling around above and they were not military helicopters. I will quiz him more when he gets back home.

    Only one well on the pad is being drilled at any given time, at most two (extremely rare), so hitting something that would cause six wellbores separated by better than 1250 ft. laterally to "Gush out of control" simultaneously would indeed be a feat, and defy well documented reservoir characteristics in the Bakken.

    I never said there was one more than one well on a pad. I said it was reported to be a 6 pad well setup, the largest in the entire region. But this was not observed by my business partner but came from a respected person who is well known in the region since 1993. But I admit all messages not directly heard can be garbled and I commented to that fact in a previous post.

    If there was a six well blowout, I can guarantee the following: The Feds would not be the ones to shut the wells in. It would be news all over the region, whether in the papers or just on the grapevine. Bad news travels fast in the patch.

    No one ever said that federal agents physically shut the wells. It is reported they took control or jurisdiction of the wells and I asked the question are they allowed to do that? It was reported the drillers had not expected any gushing and that it was out of control for awhile but they managed to get it under control, Then it was reported that federal agents came in and took over. All this information is spotty. It is the convoy observation that is more clear.

    Okay, pal, this is not just another bullshit hit piece on the oil industry, but now you are trying to crap on my home turf.

    You need to change your tone and attitude. We only need civil discussion here. You contributed some useful information but I am recommending for the future you erase the uncivil comments. They have no place here.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 11:08:12 AM PDT · 71 of 122
    Hostage to thackney

    I’ll tell my business partner that you as a poster on FR are thinking him to be a liar or he is hallucinating. He’s a gentleman and won’t think anything of it.

    But the observation of the convoy was ‘yesterday’? Have you instant connections to the region that allow you to infer that no one else is talking about it? Do you not know that wells are remotely positioned away from the interstate? Do you expect drillers to be able to see with precision a large federal convoy from where they are and immediately report it to you or a news organization?

    This is not an attack on you. This is just asking you to explain your skepticism in the context of the questions above.

    I find it hard to understand how you would conclude the convoy observation is suspect given I would stake my representation on it. It’s pretty insulting but you have the right to your views however flawed I think they are.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 10:57:02 AM PDT · 64 of 122
    Hostage to thackney

    The thread does not hold out as true the report or misreport or gossip of a six head oil gush shut down by federal agents. The report and its message could very well be garbled.

    It goes back to what most of us learn in primary school. When a message is passed from person to person, it is most often the case the original message bears no resemblance to the final message.

    A message’s veracity depends on the number of degrees of separation and the time the message has been ‘out there’.

    For example it was reported that a rabbi named Jesus was the Messiah. It was reported he rose from the dead. It is reported he was a subversive, a liar and a womanizer (Mary Magdalene). It is reported he was a treasonous fraud. It is reported that he attacked businesses by overturning business tables near a temple. It was reported this happened a long time ago like almost 2000 years ago.

    It is recorded that the world changed because of this man named Jesus.

    The only thing we can safely infer with cold bloodless reptilian reasoning is that something ‘big’ happened a long time ago concerning a guy named Jesus.

    With this speculative thread, the same principle applies. A lot of drillers near Stanley are talking in the field, lots of gossip going on in local bars, cafes and at home with family and friends that something big happened the other day in oil drilling.

    But a cold hard fact is that the very next day an enormously long militarized federal convoy of federal agents were observed be be heading away from Stanley and onto I-94 towards Bismarck.

    That’s all we can know for sure.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 10:42:25 AM PDT · 59 of 122
    Hostage to Admin Moderator

    Ok fair enough. But I would like to reserve the right to challenge comments designed to discredit the thread. But in this case I will refrain.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 10:12:42 AM PDT · 47 of 122
    Hostage to thackney

    You know thackney, you just conferred wisdom and knowledge on a speculation of a speculation.

    Color me skeptical about your judgement and contribution.

    You appear to have ‘some’ good knowledge about the oil and gas industry. So do many others.

    You appear to have some experience inside the federal government. So do I.

    But I think you are positioned down low in the bushes unable to see beyond the forests around you.

    But what wisdom and knowledge do you confer on the witness of a large militarized federal convoy with gunships leanding and tailing and helicopters circling overhead? Or is that also nonsense? Are you calling me and my business partner liars?

    Conferring wisdom and knowledge on a speculator of speculation, what a crock!

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 10:01:21 AM PDT · 43 of 122
    Hostage to thackney

    I don’t see anyone including me reporting this as an SPR operation. What is reported is that federal officials have taken over production wells ***for the purpose*** of the SPR. And this report may be misreported. Whether it is fake or not is an open question but certainly it is not precise.

    What is not fake is the large federal convoy witnessed in the area a day after the report of the well takeover.

    Don’t you agree that BLM or some federal agency could coordinate to transport this oil to SPR? Why do you narrow your view to just the SPR? Don’t you know that federal agencies coordinate efforts? I know they do in other matters. In this matter, there is not enough information to know for sure.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 9:44:53 AM PDT · 37 of 122
    Hostage to steve8714

    Yes KFYR is a good listen on all things Bakken.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 9:43:53 AM PDT · 36 of 122
    Hostage to deport

    I understand the six well heads are used with directional drilling with attached cameras and sensors.

    I would expect the different drill heads were taken in different directions out many miles from each other and many miles deep. When all well heads gushed (if truely reported), this would give credence to an ‘ocean of oil’.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 9:40:28 AM PDT · 34 of 122
    Hostage to dragnet2

    Good sarcasm. It’s just observations and questions at this point.

    I wish I had a friend or relative inside the federal government close to this activity but I don’t. I have a brother in Special Forces that is high up in DIA but he doesn’t know anything about this. The military and intelligence agencies operate on compartmentalization, so it’s always difficult to get any facts that can be verified.

    So we can only throw it out there and wait to see what else unfolds.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 9:26:27 AM PDT · 28 of 122
    Hostage to Michael.SF.

    Yes, I asked that question above in the main body; how in the world would they know so quickly? Maybe it is a requirement for drillers to report to government offices immediately when oil is struck?

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 9:23:32 AM PDT · 25 of 122
    Hostage to thackney

    Can federal officials shut down wells and bring it under federal control? Can they use federal contractors to pump oil and transport it to strategic petroleum storage?

    I believe it is a hard fact that locations and news blackouts surrounding strategic petroleum reserve activities is the norm for reasons of national security. The only news I believe the public is allowed to hear is when the federal government puts strategic reserves up for sale.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 9:08:46 AM PDT · 18 of 122
    Hostage to Steely Tom

    It was reported or misreported that the drill site and oil find would be made part of the strategic petroleum reserve.

    That could mean it will be locked up. I would speculate that the environmentalists that control Obama will want it locked up.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 9:05:32 AM PDT · 15 of 122
    Hostage to ryan71

    That was the impression. We will try and confirm this weekend when he gets home from driving.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 9:02:47 AM PDT · 12 of 122
    Hostage to henkster

    I agree but this may be an exception. It may also be misreported.

    But one thing is for sure, a large militarized federal convoy, not the US Army, was followed a day later on I-94 just outside the area of the reported strike.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 8:50:53 AM PDT · 5 of 122
    Hostage to Hostage

    One reported fact regarding the federal convoy on I-94 is of helicopters circling overhead around the convoy. I know it sounds like black helicopters that is mockingly used by those that laugh at conspiracy nuts. But my partner reported that not only where there multiple multiple gunships on the ground but also helicopters circling overhead. My partner does not drink and drive and he doesn’t do drugs for what it’s worth.

  • BAKKEN 'OCEAN' OF OIL - FED TAKEOVER? (personal opinion of poster)

    04/17/2014 8:44:54 AM PDT · 1 of 122
    Comments are welcome. I will not respond to accusations of Alex Jones-like conspiracy ranting because it does seem like that a tad. But let's get it out there for the FR record as one more anecdote. In time we will see if all reported incidents add up to a substantially firm inference.

    The firm takeaway from the above is a federal shutdown of a large oil strike and a federal military like convoy on an interstate a day later out of the region of the oil strike that was reported to have been shutdown and taken over.

  • Slogging forward on climate change

    04/16/2014 5:36:20 PM PDT · 7 of 23
    Hostage to Oldeconomybuyer

    Monsieur Lehigh, le nouveaux Goebbels de Notre epoque.

    The final solution is clear.

    All women who are pregnant shall be ordered to abort and surviving fetal creatures shall be Gozschnelled. Then those over age of 60 shall be ordered to euthanasia camp. Those left behind shall suffer climate change effects or state equivalent as penalty until they consume a potion of poison.

    Then no more humans, no more problems.

    Gute Nacht.

  • What I learned as a liberal talking head on Fox News

    04/16/2014 11:08:41 AM PDT · 36 of 81
    Hostage to SeekAndFind

    Shhhh! Sally now realizes she is on the dark side. Her conversion is just now taking place.

  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: mum on the White House, but against a Democrat going in

    04/16/2014 9:58:35 AM PDT · 12 of 18
    Hostage to napscoordinator

    Walker is good but he does not inspire. He gets results and has gone through hell but he does not energize.

    Walker is good right where he is.

  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: mum on the White House, but against a Democrat going in

    04/16/2014 9:56:12 AM PDT · 11 of 18
    Hostage to napscoordinator

    He has plenty of experience with how DC works. Just look at his resume. He is also ‘off the wall smart’ as described verbatim by the NY Times and he is extremely articulate.

    There is simply no better candidate in the field today.

    And you talk of experience. How about Obama’s experience? Was Romney’s experience as Massachusetts governor helpful? No, it showed he’s a shifty liberal that bends to whichever way the wind blows.

    In the arena of football there sometimes comes a player that is such a superstar in the first season that they are instantly prime for positions on the field. Cruz is a superstar.

  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: mum on the White House, but against a Democrat going in

    04/16/2014 8:48:51 AM PDT · 4 of 18
    Hostage to SoConPubbie

    Ted will run even if we have to drag him kicking and screaming to do so.

    He’ the next Reagan X 10.

  • Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A.

    04/15/2014 9:42:51 PM PDT · 42 of 53
    Hostage to re_tail20

    Bloomberg’s wealth comes mostly from Bloomberg terminals subscribed by Wall St type traders at $20,000 per year per terminal. That’s about six billion in revenue annually.

    Find a way to lure his subscribers away and Bloomberg crashes and burns.

  • OIL FRACKING LEASES Reason For Bundy Ranch Fiasco in Nevada NOT 'Desert Tortoise!

    04/15/2014 7:17:44 AM PDT · 255 of 260
    Hostage to dfwgator

    This is the last post I have time for this morning.

    Prince Alwaleed would be one. He nearly had a coronary when he learned of decisions to develop the Bakken shale which has more than ten times the proven reserves of that of Saudi Arabia.

    There is also an interesting yet real connection between the frenzied wildcat oil activity in North America and the global currency reset planning. Each country is to have its currency based on liabilities and assets. Hence, development of North American in-the-ground assets dovetails in with maintaining the US Dollar as oil’s reserve currency.

    There exists a real financial war going on that is not public and is not well-articulated in the financial press who only report its effects and not its design or compulsion. Currencies are part of the war and oil is very much tied to it. The decisions to invest billions in frack drilling have upset the previous balance and have resulted in a game-changing movement.

    The USA always had and still has plenty of resources and ‘assets’ in the ground. Only now Americans are tapping into their reserves and it is causing the competition to soil their undergarments.

    Here’s a listing of public entities that control Obama regarding oil:

    1. Natural Resources Defense Council
    2. League of Conservation Voters
    5. Greenpeace USA

    And as I posted previously that I heard with my own ears a top manager of one of North America’s major logistic companies say that environmentalists told Obama that if he signs the presidential permit for Keystone they will ‘crucify’ him.

    And I will tell you one other non-published fact. First, note there are 16 transborder pipeline projects pending approval with a Presidential Permit. And many are under construction, nearly finished and one is finished. The one that is finished shipped oil to Regina Canada LAST TUESDAY for the first time from the Bakken in defiance of Obama and his environmentalist puppet-masters. That pipeline operator no longer gives a damn and is in civil disobedience mode. The oil is piped to Regina where the Enbridge system brings it back to the USA to Clearbrook, Superior and on.

    The defiance is designed to put Obama and the environmentalists in the hot seat. Enforcement would result in negative press for Obama and his enviro fascists, especially in this election year.

    I like what I see. And that’s coming from someone who deeply respects the rule of law.

  • OIL FRACKING LEASES Reason For Bundy Ranch Fiasco in Nevada NOT 'Desert Tortoise!

    04/15/2014 6:43:58 AM PDT · 253 of 260
    Hostage to thackney

    No one said the term ‘fracking’ was for the entire industry. The term does encompass most drilling in shale formations.

    Like it or not the term has become general usage even for drillers in the Bakken.

    I am not going to wag a finger like you and other hard-headed purists on this thread in a ‘mark your territory’ activity like dogs and fire hydrants. It is easy to sense that the two or three detractors on this thread have no fracking experience.

    The term is fracking and it is now widely used in the field and in media. It’s also called ‘fracing’ without the k; look it up.

    Fracking in its current form is relatively new regardless of those who say it was used decades ago. The complete technology used today is highly evolved to what it was decades ago. Fracking technology today is the driver behind all the drilling in the shale. That fact is indisputable.

    Fracking as a term is used to generally describe the renaissance in American oil production. It has nothing to do with those that read the Oil & Gas Journal and pretend to be frack experts. I am not an expert and I don’t need to be. My company is one of many owners and dealmakers that axquire and move ‘frack oil’ to end-users. We also do the same for crude, LNG and refined product but our main business is water purification which is why we are in the Bakken in the first place. I am not going to tell other principals in my company to stop using the word ‘frack’ just because some yahoos on a conservative forum have a hard-on for their past life experience in the oil patch but who have no experience using frack tech.

    So sit back in your easy chair and real Oil & Gas and pretend you are still in the game. I sense you are far removed from it.

    This thread is about environmentalists using whatever means they can to shut down fracking. It’s not about thumping one’s chest crying “Look at me! Look at me! I know! I know!” and other unassorted bullshit.

    You can take it to the bank that environmentalists and foreign interests want to shutdown fracking wherever they can. That’s a fact.

  • OIL FRACKING LEASES Reason For Bundy Ranch Fiasco in Nevada NOT 'Desert Tortoise!

    04/15/2014 5:59:42 AM PDT · 250 of 260
    Hostage to thackney

    Fracking is the adopted term. You are pissing in the wind trying to stop it.

  • Documents Related to Bundy Situation

    04/15/2014 5:55:46 AM PDT · 20 of 69
    Hostage to Ray76

    Thank you. This makes it very clear that the conflict is EPA driven and the results are in pitting Nevada developers against ranchers using a mitigation bank.

    The federal statutes need to be changed to allow for grazing as a means of wildfire mitigation.

    The analysis of the desert tortoise problem needs reexamination and solutions need to include the human element of cattle grazing or goat herding. Humans and their animal migration are part of the environment in every sense of all other creatures that have migrated and established themselves.

  • OIL FRACKING LEASES Reason For Bundy Ranch Fiasco in Nevada NOT 'Desert Tortoise!

    04/15/2014 5:33:56 AM PDT · 248 of 260
    Hostage to Smokin' Joe

    Yeah sure Oil and Gas Journal is something I pick up now and then but it’s no substitute for having seen up close how drillers actually plan and operate.

    You’ve never worked a rig using frack tech. You’ve read about it but you’ve never worked it.

    But you certainly act like you own it.

    Have a nice ‘pretend’ life.