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  • Fiddlers, Foreign Oil and Failed Policy

    02/25/2012 8:47:34 AM PST · by Comrade Brother Abu Bubba · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2012 | Lt. Col. Steve Russell, US Army (Ret.)
    No one with a brain needs to be convinced that America has a dangerous dependence on foreign oil. With an irresponsible Congress spending what we can't hope to make tomorrow, the United States stands at a crucial and historic moment. Rather than curbing economic and entitlement lusts, and promoting domestic, exportable resources, our country seems to be led by fiddlers watching from the rooftops while torches are being set all around. If such fiddling seems hyperbolic, take the Obama administration's devastating decision to hamper America's efforts to get off foreign oil. The denial of the Keystone XL -- a major...
  • Obama: Shift From Foreign Oil Will Help Create More Jobs

    04/02/2011 5:24:07 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/02/2011 | CNBC
    President Barack Obama says shifting the U.S. away from imported oil and toward cleaner forms of energy will add momentum to a trend that has led to 1.8 million new jobs in the past 13 months. Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday to promote his ideas for bringing down gasoline prices by decreasing U.S. dependence on foreign oil. A blueprint he outlined in a recent speech calls for increasing domestic oil exploration and production, making cars and trucks more energy efficient and building vehicles that run on alternative fuels or electricity.
  • Shocker: Domestic Oil Production Down, Foreign Imports Up

    03/11/2011 7:38:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/11/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Fortunately for all of us, the wise energy policies of the Obama administration have us well on the way to a sustainable, secure energy future for our nation. After all, who could argue with a policy where we seek to import less oil from abroad, stifle the domestic production of such resources and do nothing to replace the shortfall?With that in mind, surely nobody would expect a result like this.The lack of effective leadership on this vital issue has drawn the ire of a group of conservative leaders who recently provided a summary of just what we can expect in...
  • The Only Way Out for the American Economy

    03/04/2011 3:39:51 AM PST · by Scanian · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 04, 2011 | Steve McCann
    Economic despair reigns in America, as stagnation and mounting debt make our future look hopeless. Yet America is uniquely positioned to rebound and recover our economic preeminence. All that is necessary is a political decision to reverse our energy policy and stimulate domestic production of hydrocarbons. From that would flow a true economic stimulus that would mend many of our ills. The United States is again, for the second time in less than three years, being reminded of its absurd dependence of foreign sources of energy, most notably, oil. The upheavals in the Middle East have driven up the cost...
  • 'Tough' O won't face real oil threat

    06/17/2010 3:54:59 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 359+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 17, 2010 | Adam Brodsky
    Barack Obama has finally become a wartime president. Unfortunately, the enemy happens to be an oil com pany. Talk about missed opportunities: In Tuesday's Oval Office speech, the president could have addressed a genuine national-security imperative -- specifically, the need to stop showering billions of US petrodollars on America's enemies: Iran, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia . . . Instead, he talked about oil economics -- and got it all wrong. Obama started channeling George "Bring It On" Bush last week, promising some presidential butt-kicking in response to the BP spill. Likening the accident to 9/11, he said it was "assaulting our...
  • FUEL AMERICA BY BEING LAP DOGS TO CHAVEZ AND AHMADINEJAD INSTEAD OF DRILLING OUR OWN, BABY?

    06/14/2010 6:54:47 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 134+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 06/14/2010 | Gary P.
    It should be interesting to watch the loons on the radical left as they go through all sorts of mental and verbal gymnastics trying to justify buying oil from terrorist nations, after this hard hitting bit of writing by Sarah Palin! Remember when Bush and the evil Darth Cheney were in office? Hollywood and the radical Marxist-communist-environmentalists were running television ads and producing You Tube videos telling us that SUVs were the greatest threat to mankind ever, because they used gasoline, and that gasoline, …. wait for it …. funded terrorism! Oddly enough, now that they have one of their...
  • A Ban On Truth

    06/10/2010 6:02:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 976+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: The advisory board on offshore drilling says it never endorsed a moratorium, which was added later by the interior secretary. The only thing transparent about this administration is its lies. Experts brought together by the Obama administration to review offshore drilling safety were asked to review recommendations in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. They did not give their blessing to the six-month drilling moratorium announced by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and have accused him of deliberately appending their report to make it seem like they did. According to the New Orleans Times Picayune, Salazar's May 27...
  • Malaise At Mellon

    06/03/2010 4:47:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 654+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 3, 2010 | Investors Bsiness Daily staff
    Deja Vu: In a Carteresque speech Wednesday, the president said we should tax our way out of despondency and dependence on fossil fuels. The American dream isn't slipping away. It's being stolen by big government. It might as well have been President Carter addressing the audience of students and faculty at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University. Instead it was President Obama who spoke of our dependence on fossil fuels and blamed everybody and everything, except for a lack of presidential leadership, for our current situation. On July 15, 1979, President James Earl Carter gave what has become known as the "malaise"...
  • CAFE Vs. Toyota

    03/10/2010 6:12:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies · 1,162+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 10, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Auto Safety: As a Toyota Prius with a stuck accelerator races down a California freeway, no one mourns the victims of the fuel economy standards imposed by Congress. Forced into smaller cars, thousands have died. We can barely imagine the panic felt by James Sikes, 61, as his Toyota Prius accelerated uncontrollably while he drove down Interstate 8 in San Diego County. We can imagine the continuation of the grandstanding by the owners of "government motors" as they further browbeat a competitor of government-run GM and Chrysler. We do not minimize the safety issues here that need to be addressed,...
  • Drilling Oil Execs For Answers

    05/11/2010 4:26:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 455+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 11, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    The BP Spill: Tuesday on Capitol Hill, oil executives were subjected to the Senate's latest show trial. Senators did not say the accident in federal waters was a federal responsibility or that nature spills more oil every day. The morning hearing by the Energy and Natural Resources Committee chaired by Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico and the afternoon session before California Sen. Barbara Boxer's Environmental and Public Works Committee prove White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's dictum that a good crisis is a terrible thing to waste — especially when your goal is exploiting the Deepwater Horizon disaster...
  • MoveOn ad: Reinstate offshore ban

    05/03/2010 1:24:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 289+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 3, 2010 | Mark Murray
    As Rahm Emanuel said, never waste a crisis. And that is now playing out with the oil spill in the Gulf Coast. In what is the first political TV advertisement to highlight the oil spill in the Gulf Coast region -- and apparently the first explicit politicization of the accident -- MoveOn.org has a new TV urging President Obama to reinstate the ban on offshore drilling. ("The Ban" video at link)
  • Louisiana Spill: Big Oil's Chernobyl?

    04/30/2010 5:18:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies · 2,100+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 30, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy: The administration has banned new offshore drilling until the Gulf oil spill is investigated. Was its heart in it anyway? It seems environmental concerns apply only to certain forms of energy. No one pays much attention to the aquatic "dead zones" that have appeared off our shores at the mouths of our rivers due to agricultural runoff created by mandates for corn-based ethanol. Ethanol is green energy, good energy — never mind that such biofuels drive up food prices, increase hunger around the world and damage the environment in their own way. The explosion that blew apart an oil...
  • Drill, Mr. President, Drill

    03/31/2010 4:23:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,007+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 31, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAYLY Staff
    Energy: As the administration loosens restrictions on domestic energy development and offshore drilling, a reviled company develops technology to unlock America's vast shale resources. Drill, baby, drill. We have been among President Obama's harshest critics when it comes to the administration's overly restrictive energy policy, so we were pleasantly surprised to see him announce on Wednesday some light at the end of the pipeline. Some light, for many restrictions will remain in an energy policy best termed schizophrenic. Speaking at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C., Obama announced the welcome news that his administration will let lease sales go...
  • Chortling At Chu

    03/12/2010 5:07:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 957+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 12, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Future Fuels: Our secretary of energy pushes bio-refineries and windmills to oil executives at an energy conference as the administration announces a three-year offshore drilling ban. This is a policy for economic suicide. They don't qualify as an official group of victims, but carbon-Americans, as they have been called, did not have much to cheer about last week, when Energy Secretary Steven Chu addressed CERAWeek 2010, a premier industry conference hosted by IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates. With an economy struggling to regain sound footing, Chu advocated a starvation diet devoid of additional fossil fuels that are to remain under...
  • Drilling Ban To Cost Trillions

    02/16/2010 4:16:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 1,321+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 16, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy: A new study shows that our reluctance to develop domestic energy will cost the beleaguered U.S. economy trillions in opportunity costs, reduce our gross domestic product and increase our trade deficit. From trying to stimulate jobs in nonexistent ZIP codes at great expense to worshiping the false gods of climate change, our biggest deficit these days may be in the area of common sense. A new study shows that many of our wounds are self-inflicted as we forgo the wealth and jobs to be found in our waters and under our feet. The study by Science Applications International Corp....
  • Peak Gov't, Not Oil

    08/04/2009 5:39:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 1,103+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy Policy: The chief economist of the International Energy Agency says the world is running out of oil. We've been told that for the last 150 years. The only thing we're running out of is the will to drill.Ever since the first oil well was drilled in Titusville, Pa., in 1859, experts have been predicting we would soon run out of oil. The latest is Dr. Fatih Birol, chief economist for the International Energy Agency in Paris, whose job it is to assess future energy supplies by OECD countries. In an interview with the Independent, Dr. Birol says that based...
  • Drillgate: Secretary Salazar's Cover-Up

    02/08/2010 5:50:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 1,136+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy The administration asked for public comments on a plan to expand offshore drilling. When they came in 2-to-1 in favor, the Interior Department sat on the news. Time for a "Texas tea" party? When you ask for public comment on a major policy issue, at some point you should make the results public, not hide them until you can figure out a way to spin the public reaction to support a conclusion you've already drawn. On its last business day in office, the Bush administration published a proposed draft of a five-year plan to lease areas in the Atlantic...
  • Drill Gate: Obama Administration Ignores American People, Enacts Ban on Offshore Energy

    02/15/2010 11:29:08 AM PST · by La Lydia · 40 replies · 1,349+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 15, 2010 | Institute of Energy Research
    One of the most disappointing aspects of the Obama Administration’s domestic policy has been the way it has dealt with domestic energy production – in particular new offshore energy production. It took oil prices reaching $147 a barrel for President Bush to tear up the moratorium on offshore energy production, but at least when he did, he quickly moved forward with the regulatory process to give Americans access to these energy sources—and the jobs this development would create. The Obama Administration, on the other hand, would be hard pressed to move any slower than they already have, never mind what...
  • China Plays It Smart While Democrats Destroy: What You Need to Know About Your Energy Future

    12/16/2009 4:37:45 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 1 replies · 263+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 12-16-09 | Bob McCarty
    As so-called "cap-and-trade" legislation winds its way through Congress, many Americans want to know how they their country's energy future might be impacted if the legislation becomes law. Because the mainstream media isn't being too honest about the topic, they have to find alternative sources of information, including the blog you're reading now. Another good source for insight about this dangerous legislation is the Institute for Energy Research.
  • W & Foreign Energy: Stemming the Tide

    01/13/2009 3:44:21 PM PST · by Scott Martin · 1 replies · 215+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 1-13-09 | Clyde
    The press and politicians have fed us this line of being "dangerously dependent on foreign oil." Articles are easy enough to find. It seems to me that we need to look at foreign oil not as a stand-alone item, but in relation to GDP. Since GDP grows, one would expect our use of oil to grow. So the data needs to be normalized somehow. So I gathered the source data - Real GDP (Chained) and Imports of Foreign Oil. I found that the normalizing would be somewhat useless - just a look at the data makes it clear. One of...
  • W & Foreign Energy: Stemming the Tide

    01/13/2009 12:13:32 PM PST · by clyde_m · 3 replies · 172+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 13, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    President Bush decreased our foreign-oil imports, and nearly flat-lined our natural-gas imports - after record-setting increases in both by Clinton. Includes links to all source data.
  • Georgia preparing to defend the town of Gori

    08/10/2008 5:42:13 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 35 replies · 231+ views
    BREAKING NEWS: Georgian troops are preparing to defend the town of Gori against the advancing Russian army.
  • SHALE OIL NOW Campaign: SHALE OIL INFORMATION [Energy Independence Possible Soon

    06/30/2008 5:00:50 AM PDT · by Moseley · 16 replies · 187+ views
    SHALE OIL NOW Campaign ^ | June 30, 2008 | Jonathon Moseley
    America has an Estimated 1 to 2 Trillion Barrels of oil locked in shale in the Midwest. That could be as much as 8 times the total proven oil reserves of Saudi Arabia. America could be energy independent within 5 years. (Note that this is primarily in the Green River Formation. There is some debate about the Bakken Formation.) Any alternatives to our oil economy are at least 30 years away (possibly never). While there are many ways of extending our oil supplies, and I vigorously support and promote all of them, we can not HOPE our way out of...
  • Real Energy Strategy for America: Hybrid Cars Stir Passions [Confusion of hybrids vs. electric]

    06/19/2008 4:47:04 AM PDT · by Moseley · 18 replies · 140+ views
    New Media Journal ^ | June 19, 2008 | Jonathon Moseley
    A great many confuse hybrid cars with electric cars plugged in to the wall. Hybrids are a completely different animal. Confusing hybrids with electric cars, many raise objections that apply only to electric cars. Hybrids do not use any electricity from the power grid. They run exclusively on gasoline. Many people apparently think that “hybrid” means that a hybrid car is simultaneously a purely electric car and also a traditional car, requiring all the mechanisms of both. Comments reflect the incorrect idea that a hybrid switches between running like a normal car to running like an electric. Comments then suggest...
  • USA has Shale Oil 8 Times Saudi Arabia Oil [Energy Independence waiting political will]

    06/17/2008 6:17:58 AM PDT · by Moseley · 49 replies · 359+ views
    Christian News Wire ^ | June 17, 2008 | Jonathon Moseley
    The United States has as much as 8 times as much oil in the form of "shale oil" as all of Saudi Arabia's oil. America could end all imports of foreign oil if these shale oil resources were developed. The Wall Street Journal editorial page then picked up the theme of accessing America's shale oil resources, shortly after publication in the New Media Journal. America's vast supplies of shale oil has not been tapped because it was too expensive when oil was trading at $19 per barrel. And no one has taken action now that oil has exceeded $137 per...
  • A Real Energy Strategy for America: Hybrid Cars [Can Cut Gas use by 30%]

    06/17/2008 6:13:49 AM PDT · by Moseley · 125 replies · 280+ views
    New Media Jounral ^ | June 17, 2008 | Jonathon Moseley
    Hybrid car technology has the potential to cut America’s total consumption of gasoline by 30% within as little as 3 – 5 years. Hybrid cars, generally speaking, can get double the miles per gallon of a comparable old-style car. If half of America’s vehicles were replaced by hybrids getting double the gas mileage, U.S. oil consumption would fall by roughly 30%. (Note that this is not a mini-car...but the same size car with the same strength, safety, and sturdiness). Hybrid cars (and soon buses) use the same type of power train as a diesel-electric locomotive: A diesel engine generates electricity,...
  • Westinghouse Signs Deal to Build 4 Nuclear Reactors in China

    12/16/2006 12:20:01 PM PST · by pleikumud · 35 replies · 897+ views
    Fox/AP ^ | December 16, 2006
    BEIJING — China and the United States on Saturday signed an agreement that paves the way for Westinghouse Electric Co. to build four civilian nuclear reactors in China, a multibillion dollar coup for U.S. business over French and Russian competitors. A memorandum of understanding supporting the transfer of nuclear technology to China was signed by China's Minister for the National Development and Reform Commission Ma Kai and U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman. "This is an exciting day for the U.S. nuclear industry," Bodman said at the ceremony. "It is an example that if we work together we can advance not...
  • US Eyes Nuclear Power to Meet Growing Energy Demands

    09/01/2006 10:32:36 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 33 replies · 676+ views
    VOA ^ | Aug. 30, 2006 | Stephanie Ho
    As U.S. demand for energy continues to grow, a top American nuclear official says the United States is seriously considering stepping up its reliance on nuclear power. As Nuclear power already accounts for 20 percent of the U.S. electricity supply. The last nuclear plant to open in the United States was 10 years ago. The new chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Dale Klein, indicated that since U.S. demand for electricity remains strong, nuclear power generation is once again a serious option. "But one of the reasons in the United States that we're looking at building new nuclear plants is...
  • Nuclear power's 'renaissance'?

    06/18/2006 6:12:53 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 46 replies · 865+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2006 | Joyce Howard Price
    It's been 20 years since the deadly explosion and fire at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and with the passing of two decades comes a time of renewed interest in nuclear energy, given the high levels of safety and production at U.S. power plants and the advancement of technology. Industry leaders are calling this the "renaissance of nuclear energy," . . . . . . A partnership called UniStar Nuclear, . . . has told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) it expects to submit applications to build and operate reactors at both Calvert Cliffs and a site in upstate New...
  • Bush marks Earth Day with focus on alternative fuels

    04/22/2006 3:51:31 PM PDT · by EastCobbRules · 37 replies · 853+ views
    Bush marks Earth Day with focus on alternative fuels SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - President George W. Bush marked Earth Day on Saturday by highlighting technology that could reduce U.S. dependence on oil, while Democrats used a spike in gas prices to criticize White House energy policy. With oil prices hitting a record high this week and gas at the pump topping $3 a gallon in some places, Democrats hoping to win control of the U.S. Congress in November elections seized on the issue to make a populist argument against big oil companies and Republicans' ties to them. Critics are also...
  • Jihad Against Oil. Al Qaeda and Dems objective in common — sabotaging oil available to America.

    03/04/2006 6:56:42 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 13 replies · 769+ views
    IBD ^ | March 2, 2006 | Investor's Business Daily
    Energy Dependence: Al-Qaida and Democrats in Congress have a curious objective in common — sabotaging the supplies of oil available to America. The Saudi Arabian branch of al-Qaida this week provided religious justification for its attempt last Friday to car-bomb the huge oil-processing complex in the eastern Saudi town of Abqaiq. "Targeting oil interests is legitimate economic jihad," said a 63-page document posted on a militant Islamic Web site. "Oil is the basis of modern industry and the backbone of industries in infidel countries." Of course, through God's wisdom there's also a substantial quantity of oil in North America. But...
  • A Long Row To Hoe [ethanol has a major problem]

    02/17/2006 7:33:27 AM PST · by ZGuy · 132 replies · 1,804+ views
    TCS ^ | 2/17/6 | Russell Seitz
    Proposals for an alcohol-fueled end to dependence on foreign oil do not sit lightly on the American landscape. Can they fit within our borders at all? State Of The Union speeches tend to cross using figures with speaking figuratively, and this hybrid rhetoric can bear strange fruit, like the switchgrass mania spreading up K Street like kudzu. Math has never been the Beltway's strongest suit, and it will take a while for many in DC to realize that biofuel, like the solar and wind energy franchises already on offer, suffers from sheer lack of real estate. Solar ranching translates into...
  • ANWR

    12/21/2005 11:51:55 AM PST · by Mikmur · 32 replies · 1,112+ views
    Personal ^ | 12/21/05 | MCM
    It is a shame that you didn't vote to help alleviate our dependence on foreign oil by allowing drilling in the ANWR. Though it would only help a little, any little bit helps and also sends a message that we will do whatever it takes to free ourselves from that horrible OPEC. It is a blatantly political maneuver designed to get more democrats elected and has no bearing on caring for the American people. The science and technology exists and is commonly accepted to drill without harm to the environment. There is no reason environmentally to be against it, unless...
  • How to achieve full energy independence in fifteen years...

    10/04/2005 6:57:30 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 14 replies · 464+ views
    EconoPundit ^ | September 23, 2005 | Steve Antler
    Here's the EconoPundit national energy policy. 1. Impose an immediate and permanent oil import tax set on a sliding scale between $95/bbl and current world price. If world price is $70, the tax is $25/bbl. If world price sinks to $35, the tax automatically rises to $60/bbl. This tax is permanent. Energy costs as seen by households and businesses will initially rise substantially but will quickly stabilize and won't fluctuate even one tiny bit from year to year. What now goes "up and down" is import tax revenue, not domestic energy costs. It is possible there are massive cost reductions...
  • Simulated oil meltdown shows U.S. economy's vulnerability

    06/25/2005 12:47:46 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 36 replies · 1,852+ views
    Knight Ridder ^ | June 24, 2005 | Kevin G. Hall
    ...These scenarios unfolded in a simulated oil shock wave held Thursday in Washington. Two former CIA directors and several other former top policy-makers participated to draw attention to America's need to reduce its dependence on oil, especially foreign oil. The scenario is intended to show how vulnerable the U.S. and world economies are because of dependence on oil from places where political instability threatens orderly production and distribution. This year the world is consuming about 84 million barrels of oil a day. America alone guzzles about 20.8 million barrels a day. Experts think oil-producing nations have only 1.5 million barrels...
  • Quenching America’s Thirst for Oil

    06/23/2005 5:53:14 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 9 replies · 710+ views
    Project Syndicate ^ | June 23, 2005 | Joseph Nye
    The United States consumes a quarter of the world’s oil, compared to 8% for China. Even with high Chinese growth expected in coming years, the world will not run out of oil anytime soon. Over a trillion barrels of proven reserves exist, and more is likely to be found. But two-thirds of those proven reserves are in the Persian Gulf, and are thus vulnerable to disruption.In the past, rising prices had a strong effect on US oil consumption. Since the price spikes of the 1970’s, US oil consumption per dollar of GDP has fallen by half, which also reflects the...
  • Cool clip: Plug in for America

    06/17/2005 6:30:42 AM PDT · by ddtorque · 7 replies · 558+ views
    Watch this (with speakers on)
  • Save the Humans - Bring Balance to Environmentalism

    04/12/2005 1:58:39 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 884+ views
    BREAKPOINT.COM ^ | APRIL 12, 2005 | CHARLES COLSON
    Over the past couple of years, evangelicals have taken an increased interest in the environment. You may have read about some of the meetings that have been held recently in Washington. This is a good thing, because evangelicals have often forgotten that we have a stewardship responsibility for all of God’s creation. That means the air we breathe, the water we drink, the wilderness areas we all enjoy. I applaud some of the evangelical leaders who have been pricking our consciences—and some who have been setting good examples by driving fuel-efficient vehicles. But evangelicals need to remember that we are...
  • Scramble for Africa, Fear of corruption and chaos in oil rush

    06/16/2003 7:35:33 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 5 replies · 303+ views
    The Guardian ^ | June 17, 2003 | Charlotte Denny
    The new scramble for Africa risks bringing more misery to the continent's impoverished citizens as western oil companies pour billions of dollars in secret payments into government coffers throughout the continent. Much of the money ends up in the hands of ruling elites or is squandered on grandiose projects and the military. Tony Blair will today urge the oil industry to be more transparent in its dealings with Africa. Openness and accountability are essentials for stability and prosperity in the developing world, he will tell oil company executives and oil exporting countries at a meeting in Lancaster House in central...
  • Let's Boycott U.S. Gas Companies Who Import Arab Nation Oil (Opec)

    02/25/2003 10:33:46 PM PST · by SlightOfTongue · 8 replies · 1,153+ views
    unknown source ^ | 2/26/03 | SlightOfTongue
    It's worth a try. GASOLINE SOLUTION! We CAN buy gasoline that's not from Middle East. Why didn't George W. think of this? The Saudis are boycotting American goods. We should return the favor. An interesting thought is to boycott their GAS. Every time you fill up the car, you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi Arabia. Just buy from gas companies that don't import their oil from the Saudis. Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I fill-up the tank, I am sending my money to people who are trying to kill me,...
  • The Wise Words of Ronald Reagan - On Current Events

    12/04/2002 8:11:31 PM PST · by editto · 8 replies · 267+ views
    Ronald Reagan | Dec. 12, 2002 | editto
    Many, especially those on Free Republic, are familiar with the words of Ronald Reagan, and his conservative views on domestic and foreign issues. Many have heard his positions on smaller government, lower taxes, communism, military strength, and all those issues for which he is well known. In reading the book, Reagan In His Own Hand, I have come across Reagan's views on topics that still make prominent headlines in idealogical debate to this day. The book I mention is mostly a collection of handwritten drafts of Ronald Reagan's short-form radio addresses, that aired in the mid to late 70's. The...
  • Venezuela syncrude challenging Mideast oil in U.S.

    03/21/2002 12:48:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies · 814+ views
    yahoo ^ | March 20, 2002 | Matthew Robinson
    JOSE, Venezuela, March 20 (Reuters) - Venezuela's rapidly rising production of foreign-financed synthetic crude is providing the United States with a new stable supply of oil outside the Middle East, according to oil analysts. Amid concerns over Gulf exports, Venezuela Wednesday formally launched its $4 billion Sincor project, slated to give U.S. markets another 180,000 barrels per day (bpd) of light oil, which analysts say will not count as part of the Venezuelan OPEC quota. ``That crude will come straight to the United States, and directly challenge light Saudi Arabian crude at a time when the market is going to...