Ken Collins: It’s broke

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The tragedy in the Gulf has brought up a lot of questions about the safety of drilling offshore, especially in deep water. President Barack Obama shutting down drilling with the moratorium has caused economic troubles for the residents of that region. An argument against the moratorium has been that when an airline crashes, we don’t shut down the whole industry. No, we don’t. But we have a black box that tells us what exactly happened. Quite often, it’s pilot error. But if it’s mechanical, it is unique to that plane and situation.

We have no idea the problem — or more likely, the problems — that led to this disaster. And I can’t help but wonder this: If all the major oil companies are drilling off shore, why haven’t any of them come up with a plan to help this environmental disaster? Maybe it’s because they don’t have a solution. And maybe the moratorium is not such a bad idea. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Well, it’s broke.

Ken Collins

Oak Creek

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seeuski 4 years, 6 months ago

Very simple Ken. What you should do is spend some time on the internet seeking information about the non inspections by our Government on that rig and the safety award given by the Obama Administration to BP for that rig and the political donations received by Obama from BP and the drilling company pulling their guys off the rig the morning before the explosion. there is more, like the survivors who claim BP followed unsafe drilling practices and was warned by the engineers etc. What should be done is what Sarah Palin did in Alaska when she took office and that was to set up an independent Board which verified that the oil companies were following proper guidelines and maintaining safety precautions like replacing worn or corroded piping etc. Obama installed his own liaison in the MMS division and she failed to do her job, lets ask how is it that this White House cited BP for safety just days before the explosion and now we know that BP has the largest accumulation of OSHA issued safety violations of any oil company. No, I have to disagree with you on the moratorium, I believe we need to follow the proven actions that were taken in Alaska and we should stop bowing down to the Environmentalists and drill in shallow waters where this would have been contained by now if it had even occurred at all. We should tap into our dry land supplies also while we work on new technologies not yet ready to move us into the new era of energy. We can't abandon oil at this time. And for heavens sake, we must not let this Government install Cap and Trade laws which will end our way of life. Don't let the Government install electricity regulators on your homes. Fannie Mae paid for the the patent on those with our money when Franklyn Raines was in charge. Check out the Chicago Climate Exchange, Emerald Cities, George Soros, William Ayers and Maurice Strong for starters. That is where our money will go if this gets passed.

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Steve Lewis 4 years, 6 months ago

Thanks for the letter Ken. I sometimes wonder how much the BP event means to Colorado folks, and I appreciate that it matters to you.

I agree with the moratorium. Completely. The race to reach oil, for me, is also emblematic of the cruel flaw of pure capitalism. "Get it before the other guy gets it" describes the logic. In a saner world, we might understand we are racing to spend our energy inheritance. In a saner world we might understand we are racing to spend our childrens' energy reserves too.

The moratorium is not "abandoning oil". The oil will be consumed - we all know that. But let's do it right, later.

Partisan trolls are oblivious to the right questions. NEITHER party has a backbone. BOTH sides are corrupt. Cap and trade is a highly flawed shell game, and it won't get the job done. We need a carbon tax. Coal and oil are much more costly than the cost of extraction and delivery currently borne by the energy companies.

Tax it.

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seeuski 4 years, 6 months ago

They already do tax the hell out of gas and oil what should we pay double? triple? have you quit using oil produced products? NO! The clothes you wear, the plastics you use and many other things are made from oil. So it's not just GREED/Capitalism as lewi claims, it's our lives. Getting it later is meaningless and we will never run out of it as the crazy carbon tax crowd believes. We need to get it safely and continue our quest for higher technologies that will lead us into the future. We can be safe AND efficient if the politics and the true power hungry mavens are stopped.

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seeuski 4 years, 6 months ago

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/7842728/BP-oil-spill-leak-found-in-rig-weeks-before-blast.html

If the Government had proper inspections of this and all the oil rigs we would not have this catastrophe in the gulf. Again, we should follow the system Sarah Palin instituted up in Alaska which verifies and keeps track of the oil companies maintenance rig by rig or pipe by pipe. It is the Governments job to do this but it is not the Governments place to takeover BP, which has been suggested by many on the left and in the Administration. What is the MMS for anyway?

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JLM 4 years, 6 months ago

"Tax it."

No kidding? Really?

Oil is already one of the most highly taxed commodities in the world from government royalties, lease fees and end product taxes (e.g. gasoline road taxes).

How much more do you want to tax it?

Talk about a moronic short sighted knee jerk but truly revealing insight --- tax it? No kidding?

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Steve Lewis 4 years, 6 months ago

Let's see.... the government caused the Gulf disaster. And only a moron could believe we are not paying the full costs of the carbon fuels we burn.

Respectfully, I disagree. I do not believe we are paying the full costs of carbon fuels. We need a tax on carbon to account for the externalized costs of pollution and military expenses in the middle east. And taxing the real costs of carbon will speed our switch to far more desirable alternatives.

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pitpoodle 4 years, 6 months ago

Coming from a different perspective, the only way individuals will cut back on their use of carbon fuels is to apply more tax and raise the cost. As we have seen, when gasoline was way over $3/gallon, people rode the bus or carpooled. They understood the cost (if not carbon fuel conservation). As we all know, when something is taxed there is always less use or purchase. No one wants to pay more, but cheap resources are not conducive to conservation for individuals, small businesses or corporations or (and especially) government. Oil should be (and is) a highly taxed commodity. Providing more at low cost doesn't solve the problem.

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JLM 4 years, 6 months ago

Of course the gov't did not cause the BP Gulf oil leak --- but they did take charge of it and they did extort $20B from BP and they did undertake to remake the entire Gulf Crescent from Tx to Florida so now they OWN the MF-er.

Because as Rahm says --- you don't want a crisis to go to waste.

So other than peeing on Tony Hayward's leg about going "yachting", what have they really accomplished?

Face it, this bunch is both unlucky and incompetent. They are clowns.

If the gov't had its head out of its posterior, it would be encouraging nuclear power which would replace the most concentrated pollutant --- coal --- with a product which would create meaningful amounts of high quality jobs in the construction and even better jobs in operations.

Or course, that would require the administration to be as "brave" as say, France?! Or as competent?

And, that is not bloody likely to happen.

But what the heck, maybe the real answer is to levy yet another tax while the country is roiling in recession and permanently kill the economy? LOL

You can't make this stuff up, folks.

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StopTheBrutalChemtrails 4 years, 5 months ago

The CEO of BP dumped most of his stock in the company about 2 weeks or so before the big "accident". A little company called haliburton bought a big oil cleanup company weeks before the big "accident". Good luck, Amerika.

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StopTheBrutalChemtrails 4 years, 5 months ago

Evidence Points To BP Oil Spill False Flag

  • Sales of shares and stocks in days and weeks beforehand

  • Halliburton link, acquisition of cleanup company days before explosion

  • BP report cites undocumented tampering with well sealing equipment

  • Government uses disaster to push for Carbon Tax, Nationalization talk

Steve Watson, Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones Prisonplanet.com Tuesday, Jun 8th, 2010

Troubling evidence surrounding the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20th suggests that the incident could have been manufactured.

On April 12th, just over one week before the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, Halliburton, the world’s second largest oilfield services corporation, surprised some by acquiring Boots & Coots, a relatively small but vastly experienced oil well control company.

The company deals with fires and blowouts on oil rigs and oil wells. It was responsible for putting out roughly one third of the more than 700 oil well fires set in Kuwait by retreating Iraqi soldiers during the Gulf War.

The deal itself is still under scrutiny with Boots and Coots facing an ongoing investigation into “possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law”

Where this information gets really interesting is with the fact that Halliburton is named in the majority of some two dozen lawsuits filed since the explosion by Gulf Coast people and businesses who claim that the company is to blame for the disaster.

Halliburton was forced to admit in testimony at a congressional hearing last month that it carried out a cementing operation 20 hours before the Gulf of Mexico rig went up in flames. The lawsuits claim that four Halliburton workers stationed on the rig improperly capped the well.

As the New York Times noted on May 26th, “BP officials chose, partly for financial reasons, to use a type of casing for the well that the company knew was the riskier of two options,”

Workers from the rig and company officials have said that hours before the explosion, gases were leaking through the cement, which had been set in place by the oil services contractor, Halliburton. Investigators have said these leaks were the likely cause of the explosion.”

According to a 2007 study by Minerals Management Service, cementing was a factor in 18 of 39 rig blowouts in the gulf between 1992 and 2006.

Another intriguing connection Boots and Coots has to the Deepwater Horizon explosion comes via Pat Campbell, the man BP has employed to cap the well beneath the ruined rig. Campbell worked for Boots and Coots as general manager for many years.

BP has admitted to buying Yahoo and Google keywords in an attempt to control publicly available information in the wake of the catastrophe. It seems that the company is taking all the flack for the spill while the Halliburton link is being roundly ignored. http://www.prisonplanet.com/evidence-points-to-bp-oil-spill-false-flag.html

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StopTheBrutalChemtrails 4 years, 5 months ago

If you care about your country's future you will listen to this show. Knowledge Is Power

http://www.infowars.com/stream.pls

Or you can just go back to sleep.

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Matthew Stoddard 4 years, 5 months ago

So, is seeuski now working & conspiracy-theorizing for the Dems? I ask because it's not that many people that make me laugh out loud with a post! Yep! Nothin' like a good ole manufactured oil spill to get people the people to blame the Left!

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StopTheBrutalChemtrails 4 years, 5 months ago

Interview with Naomi Wolf author of "The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW9Pul...

Downloadable audio mp3 of this interview available at http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php...

Talk by Naomi Wolf "The End of America" available at http://youtube.com/watch?v=RjALf12PAWc

Save the Republic

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StopTheBrutalChemtrails 4 years, 5 months ago

Carbon Tax On Electricity To Send Prices Skyrocketing

First salvo of Obama’s nightmare “green economy” targets impoverished Americans

Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Monday, June 21, 2010

Americans already laboring under the financial duress of massive unemployment and the threat of a double-dip recession will be hit with massive electricity bill hikes if President Obama succeeds in ramming through the first salvo of his “green agenda” – a carbon tax on electricity companies which will be passed on to customers.

Obama is in a race against time to exploit fears over climate change as poll numbers show increasing skepticism towards the issue since the Climategate scandal emerged late last year. He is preparing to rush though a weakened version of the Kerry-Lieberman climate bill in an attempt to get a foot in the door, before pursuing the rest of the agenda after the November mid-term elections.

Part of this effort to pass a scaled back version of the climate change bill will be a version that only includes carbon caps on electric utilities, White House advisor Rahm Emanuel has indicated.

“The idea of a ‘utilities only’ [approach] will also be welcomed,” said Emanuel on Friday.

As Raw Story points out, this would “greatly leverage the profitability of US nuclear power generator Exelon,” which Emanuel helped create.

As the Wall Street Journal noted on Friday, the idea is to get the carbon trading system, which is primarily owned by oil companies, the Rothschild family and people like Al Gore, in place before expanding it to other industries.

The elite are still desperate to impose a consumption tax on Americans as part of the move towards a “post-industrial revolution” and the kind of nightmare “green economy” that has left Spain with a 20 per cent unemployment rate. In a so-called green economy, over 2.2 jobs are lost for every “green job” created. Electricity prices in Spain have “skyrocketed” since the implemented of these policies, according to a leaked government report.

The EPA has been busy floating propaganda about how Obama’s cap and trade legislation would cost Americans an average of $79 to $146 per year. In reality, as we have documented, the stronger provisions of the bill would see around $2.9 trillion shaved off the economy by the year 2050 if enacted. The legislation would also reduce GDP by 6.9 percent – a figure comparable with the economic meltdown of 1929 and 1930...

http://www.prisonplanet.com/carbon-tax-on-electricity-to-send-prices-skyrocketing.html

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Matthew Stoddard 4 years, 5 months ago

I wouldn't make too much fun, seeuski. Chemtrails seems to be your Bizarro counterpart (is that possible when one is already Bizarro??) when it comes to posting stuff that is waaaaaayyy out there. I told you: for every Far Right nut, there's a Far Left nut walking in the same shoes.

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StopTheBrutalChemtrails 4 years, 5 months ago

Your Government loves you and would never do anything to harm you, just go back to sleep, everything will be just fine.

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seeuski 4 years, 5 months ago

Stoddard, Are you a member of either a union a socialist party or a communist organization? Because the stuff I put out there has and is occurring and I can back it up and have. You seem to get very defensive and quite upset at the exposure of the true face of Obama and the Communists running our Country. Alex Jones is an anti-semite and blends facts with fiction to attract those prone to those feelings. They do have factual data at that site but they are anti Israel and Jew and use their propaganda to move emotions against them. It's the old "Jews running the World" garbage that the KKK used to spew. So Stoddard, If I am so right wing what are you? Did you find any of the Nazi crap you accused me of? It's been a while on that charge of yours. I want to make that $50 donation so come on lets go. You made the claim so back it up already.

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Matthew Stoddard 4 years, 5 months ago

As I always say, I'm a Moderate. I find bad and good on both sides...just not from the extremists & conspiracy theorists. Your spout the extreme right, and Chemtrails is spouting extreme left.

What upsets me is people like you blaming Obama and Dems for all the ills of the world when the same thing has been happening for the last decade. (Longer actually.) You worry about Obama at $13 Trillion of National Debt, but when Bush was doubling the Debt, I heard nothing except "We're in 2 wars." Guess what?

And both sides complain about the other sides tactics, yet do the same thing and it's okay. I've heard complaints about how Obama extorted $20 Billion from BP and said it was a takeover all the while they were calling for Obama to "cap the leak." Well, guess what? That means taking it over. And then those same people, when a majority starts liking that $20 Billion escrow, say BP put it up and it had nothing to do with Obama. Dems did the same thing to Bush for letting a chance at bin Laden go when Clinton did the same thing. The only difference was that one was Dem and the other 'Pub. Same thing on immigration. Bush didn't do squat and neither did Obama so far. But it's only 1 Pres' fault, right?

The ConExtremists talk about how Obama is ignoring Iran enriching uranium. Well, what did we do for the last decade? We decided it was more prudent to get rid of Saddam, who just happened to be a straw man at this point, instead of clamping down on North Korea and Iran- the ones who we actually knew were trying for nukes. Foolishness we all should be ashamed of. The only, and I mean only good that came from invading Iraq was finding Saddam and having the Iraqi government try & execute him. Personally, I don't think it was quite worth the losses to our own troops and the excessive amount of money we spent there. It should have been concentrated on Afghanistan from the get-go. But as long as we got the weaker guy, who needs retribution on bin Laden? That's what makes me angry and that's what helped us accumulate a lot of the current National Debt.

I have no idea nor care who Alex Jones is. Means nothing to me.

So, Obama and the Dems are not better or worse than Bush and the 'Pubs. And if the Tea Party candidates actually get elected, it won't get better, in my opinion. It will only cause the left to go further to the left to balance the further shift to the right. Anyone with a fulcrum knows that best place to balance is at the crux, not the at the ends.

So yeah- I think you and Chemtrails are basically the same person. Maybe if you looked up from your conspiracies, you might not miss the things that go over your head, such as noticing Chemtrails is spouting the same as you but on the opposite side. Chemtrails just has a little more train of thought in his/her posts.

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Matthew Stoddard 4 years, 5 months ago

On a last note, you'll notice I was making fun of you both, on both sides of the political spectrum. That's what independent thinkers are allowed to do. We are bound neither by Palins nor Pelosis.

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ybul 4 years, 5 months ago

--The ConExtremists talk about how Obama is ignoring Iran enriching uranium.--

Maybe they are not ignoring Iran right now. Maybe the US military buildup is meant to either stimulate the economy as the only sure way the idiots in charge "know" how to do so is war. Which is maybe why we have had constant war since WWII (for the most part).

http://stevenjohnhibbs.wordpress.com/2010/05/22/the-massive-us-military-build-up-around-iran-with-carrier-groups/

WTF are the idiots in DC thinking? There wars in Iraq and Afganistan going so well lets take on another front.

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John Fielding 4 years, 5 months ago

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There is another valid explanation for having been at war to some degree all these decades.

In Korea and Vietnam the Chinese and Russians were supporting takeovers of those countries.

In Afghanistan the Russians were brutally massacring the populace in their attempt to conquer.

In that country today we pursue those who murdered thousands at the WTC bombing.

In Yugoslavia we put an end to "ethnic cleansing" genocides and restored stability.

In a dozen other conflicts we have removed dictators or stood in as peacekeepers.

We have not always managed to execute our mission flawlessly, many have suffered.

But our Mission has always been to protect and defend, to promote liberty, never to conquer.

Our willingness to sacrifice our blood and treasure for the relief of the oppressed is worthy.

"As He died to make men Holy, let us die to make men Free".

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mmjPatient22 4 years, 5 months ago

So....oil has nothing to do with the warS we're waging in the Middle East right now? So....it's all about freeing the oppressed and vengefully dispatching of our enemies?

Do you know how many countries in which we have Special Forces actively operating right now? Over 70. I guess there are a lot of people out there being oppressed right now, huh?

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housepoor 4 years, 5 months ago

No doubt mmj, the war with Iraq was revenge by W for saddam putting a bounty on his father’s head and cheny acting in the best interest of Halliburton.

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aichempty 4 years, 5 months ago

Our mistake has been to conquer, attempt to reform or pacify, and then pull out.

The rest of the world is trying to sneak in and live here. Why not just annex the rogue territories as we conquer them, and bring them under our own Constitution. Think of the tax revenues from oil!

Oil is being used as a weapon against us and our economy, so why let that happen? Just take it, let peaceful countries have it at a fair price, and use it to control the world economically for the good of all instead of for the greed of dictators, theocracies and monarchies who don't put the needs of the people first.

If our government under Obama is supposed to be so great, then why not share the good times with the rest of the world? It's our "manifest destiny," just like Colorado belonged to Native Americans, Spain and Mexico before we took it by force. Now it belongs to us and pot is legal for medicinal purposes and we know what's best for everyone, so why not make sure they all get the best, just like us?

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John Fielding 4 years, 5 months ago

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Was Iraq better off under the cruel dictatorship of Saddam?

Was Afghanistan better off under the oppression of the Taliban?

Of course oil is also a factor, ever since the first Arab oil embargo it has been a weapon.

But when we no longer need their oil, we will still be the champions of Liberty.

Did we go into Bosnia to exploit their resources?

Sometimes I think you guys just enjoy being cynical.

Imperfect as we are, we are still "The worlds last best hope".

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John Fielding 4 years, 5 months ago

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These words are as meaningful today as ever.

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The world knows we do know how to save it. We -- even we here -- hold the power, and bear the

responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free -- honorable alike in

what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of

earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just

-- a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless.

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Plenty of us still believe in Lincolns pronouncement.

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StopTheBrutalChemtrails 4 years, 5 months ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-fjhE_shio Listen to what this guy says, It's a laugh a minute.

"This is FAR MORE worse than what the news is telling everyone. The leaders of the USA are criminals and VERY EVIL for what they are doing. Look up eugenics and agenda 21. The purpose is to destroy this country to being about a new world order or world government. I know this may sound crazy but it is in fact true. I have researched this subject extensively and Obama is the point main for what is happening. He is an adept liar and hypnotist and can make people feel good while he is digging the dagger into their backs. Obama could even be "The One" as oprah said :O"

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Matthew Stoddard 4 years, 5 months ago

John- You make some very valid & eloquent points but it also sounds like the beginnings of imperialism. Iraqis did not invite us to help them. We just decided it was best for them because...well, just because. This is also how certain people feel about the current government- imposing it's will on the rest of us because they feel it's best for us. The problem is we elected them to do this for us. The Iraqis had no say in the matter.

You say, "Was Iraq better off under the cruel dictatorship of Saddam?"

I say, "Was the USA better off attacking Iraq to get Saddam and letting the mastermind behind 9-11, bin Laden go?" I personally think it's a huge nose-thumbing to everyone who died in the 9-11 attacks.

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John Fielding 4 years, 5 months ago

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Who among the Iraqis would have had to ask for the invitation to be valid?

Saddam was not going to ask for his people to be set free from his tyranny.

Few among the people of that nation would have dared to speak up at all.

Imperialism implies that the conqueror intend to keep the vanquished a subject nation.

We intend to leave as soon as they establish self rule, probably too soon in fact.

There is a world of difference.

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Matthew Stoddard 4 years, 5 months ago

John, that is all true, but we've been in Iraq for 7yrs and 8 for Afghan. We stationed a force in Germany until the early-mid 90's and still have bases there. That was for near 5 decades.

It isn't necessarily imperialism at this time, but this is how it starts. We go in for their own good and stay until we feel like leaving. Had the Iraqis tried an uprising & failed, that indicates they have the true desire for freedom. The uprising is how our nation started. Nobody came in and freed us from British rule, though we had help after we initiated it. That would be the world of difference I would look for. You can't force helping someone if they don't desire help. War isn't like an intervention.

Thanks for the reply, though!

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mmjPatient22 4 years, 5 months ago

But can you argue that, if it were not for oil, we'd still be over there? Really?

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John Fielding 4 years, 5 months ago

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I don't recall that we have been asked to leave Germany, I think they like having us there.

And out military strategists, whose job it is to protect our nation, find it useful to that end.

All attempts to overthrow Saddam from within were unsuccessful, even a suspicion was fatal.

Our uprising occurred in a fairly free and open society, not a totalitarian regime.

The welcome we received the day Baghdad fell was a genuine invitation after the fact.

But we did not immediately withdraw and substitute an all Islamic Peacekeeping force.

That was our big mistake, but we would have had to do some coalition building beforehand.

Anyway we are certainly not perfect, but we are still the best there is

God Bless America, Happy Fourth of July everyone.

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ybul 4 years, 5 months ago

-- I don't recall that we have been asked to leave Germany, I think they like having us there. --

Why would they, they do not have to pay for protection from others. The US foots the bill, which is running our country into the ground. One day we are going to have to pay the tab for the insanity that we have allowed to happen worldwide.

Why not go into tibet and free tibet. They have wanted that for quite a long time. Yet there is no oil and the corporatists that have moved our mfg sector to China and like the near slave labor, do not want to rock the boat.

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StopTheBrutalChemtrails 4 years, 5 months ago

We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights. ~Felix Frankfurter

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John Fielding 4 years, 5 months ago

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If we had the capability to answer every cry for help perhaps we would

If we'd been strong enough to free the Chinese from the tyranny of Mao, Tibet would be free too.

At that time we still had serious concerns about our own safety from the Red Menace.

Those concerns remain in a different form, that is one good reason to keep bases in Germany.

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." Hellen Keller

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StopTheBrutalChemtrails 4 years, 5 months ago

The Real Truth About BP and What is Happening in the Gulf

Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com June 26, 2010

BP is engaged in criminal negligence. It only pretends to clean-up its mess when government officials arrive for photo-ops. BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama.

BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg told reporters earlier this month: “I hear comments sometimes that large oil companies are greedy companies or don’t care, but that is not the case with BP. We care about the small people.”

Small people. Expendable people. The woman in this video tell us what is really happening in Louisiana. BP, Obama, and Congress — all beholden to large corporations and bankers — are sacrificing thousand of people and keeping it hidden.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3bzypjTIWg

The corporate media talks about Florida’s beaches and lost tourism money. They talk about the marine animals covered in oil but not the children who are coming down with respiratory problems from toxic gases blowing in from the Gulf.

Idiots on Fox and CNN trade barbs back and forth about Obama’s lack of leadership. It’s the Democrats say the Republicans. It’s the Republicans say the Democrats. Fingers get pointed while oil washes up in the salt marshes and deadly chemicals rain down on crops in Mississippi. People are beginning to talk about a new disease… Gulf of Mexico Syndrome.

“The petro-chemical-military-industrial complex is gassing Gulf Coast residents with poisonous Benzene and Corexit dispersant at dangerously high levels in the largest U.S. domestic military operation to date,” writes Deborah Dupré. “Human suffering in the Gulf is increasing from the world’s latest and largest toxic oil kill as BP lies and government remains silent about human health risks and associated military interventions. Most immediately damaging of the operation’s withheld information pertains to toxins breathed since the explosion.”

Near the end of the above video Kindra Arnesen talks about what toxins are doing to her children. Her story is likely not an isolated incident. Lots of children and old people with respiratory ailments are having problems with the air in Louisiana (and soon other Gulf states and Florida). The media is just not telling us about it. The media is owned by large corporations. The corporate media’s job is to distract with mindless fluff and cover up the crimes of the corporatists.

If this continues much longer the military will be called in — not to evacuate people but to contain angry people who will ultimately organize and take things into their own hands. Violence and revenge cannot be ruled out.

Can you blame them? Wouldn’t you do the same thing if BP destroyed your livelihood and poisoned your children?

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seeuski 4 years, 5 months ago

I am sad to see I have to re-argue the reasons that George Bush, furthering the war plans Clinton prepared against Iraq, saw it his required duty under the Constitution to invade Iraq. Stoddard claims:"Had the Iraqis tried an uprising & failed, that indicates they have the true desire for freedom. The uprising is how our nation started. Nobody came in and freed us from British rule, though we had help after we initiated it. That would be the world of difference I would look for. You can't force helping someone if they don't desire help. War isn't like an intervention." Where was Stoddard during Iraq's invasion of Kuwait? Where was Stoddard when the Shiites stood up and rebelled against Saddam and the Sunni oppression after the first gulf war ended and multiple thousands of men, women and children were gassed and murdered? When Americans bury their heads in the sand to the truths that are right before them they set the plate for the continued repetition of slaughter that we see in history. Saddam Hussein did not surrender after the first gulf war, it was decided by our Liberal Arabist State department that we would be better off leaving the Butcher of Baghdad in place under sanctions instead of creating turmoil by ending his dictatorship. And so the mistake was made by Daddy Bush to do so. Our WTC was bombed in 1993 by the same group that carried out 9/11 and the connections to Saddam Hussein have been exposed and proven. Saddam Hussein was also financing terrorist acts against Jews and Americans in Israel as shown by Deroy Murdoch. To those of you who believe George Bush's motives were oil, WHERE THE HELL IS THE OIL? Think people, that is what we were given brains for. Stop ignoring the truth about Islamic Jihad, it will kill us all if we do. Here we ago again with the links to the truth and the current state of affairs as it relates to the Islamitization of America. http://www.husseinandterror.com/ http://www.lauriemylroie.com/ http://www.amazon.com/Connection-Collaboration-Hussein-Endangered-America/dp/0060746734#reader_0060746734 http://jaynadavis.com/foreword.html

Watch this youtube and decide. http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/06/muslim-leader-admits-islam-not-a-religion-of-peace.html

Want the truth on Islam in the USA? Then peruse Pamela's site. It is what old style news reporting used to look like, I mean way old. http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/

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seeuski 4 years, 5 months ago

I can stand with Chemtrails on this one. The youtube video is alarming. http://www.gulfemergencysummit.org/

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mmjPatient22 4 years, 5 months ago

Oil rain happening already....

Impending, imminent, hurricane season....

Departure of spill containment boats/rigs/crews for 5 days prior to the arrival of major storm systems, leaving the gushing well possibly unchecked for longer than anyone can afford....

The Gulf is in for some sad times, to put it lightly.

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seeuski 4 years, 5 months ago

But the POTUS says Cap and Trade will fix it.

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mmjPatient22 4 years, 5 months ago

Our current POTUS says a lot of things.

The most hilariously ironic thing about him is that he preemptively won the Nobel Peace Prize....and now we have a freshly parked naval fleet on Iran's backdoor step. I'm not standing up for Iran or anything. I'm sure they're really evil and all, but I just don't see how we can logistically envelope ourselves in another war, in another country. Next door to our current enemies, or not. I'm not pretending to have a solution for the mess in the Middle East. All I'm saying is that we'd better be righteously sure of ourselves and our motives before we go to war with the entire planet(not that we're all that far off from it already, ecologically speaking anyway).

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StopTheBrutalChemtrails 4 years, 5 months ago

Is Toxic Corexit Rain Killing Crops in Mississippi?

Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com June 26, 2010

Yobie Benjamin, writing for The San Francisco Chronicle, is reporting what nobody else in the corporate media is reporting — a mysterious disease has stricken crops in Mississippi and it may be connected to the BP oil gusher.

“It seems like damage brought by the oil gusher has spread way beyond the ocean, coastal areas and beaches. Collateral damage now appears to include agricultural damage way inland Mississippi,” writes Benjamin. The disease has caused widespread damage to plants from weeds to farmed organic and conventionally grown crops.

Benjamin believes the disease is the result of BP spraying the oil dispersant Corexit 9500 in the Gulf of Mexico. Corexit 9500 is believed to be responsible for widespread reports of oil cleanup crews reporting various injuries including respiratory distress, dizziness and headaches.

“Dispersants have never been applied on this scale, leaving environmental scientists guessing about the consequences. Corexit may have caused seven cleanup workers to be admitted to the hospital with shortness of breath and nausea,” reports Popular Science.

“Many have focused their concerns about Corexit… on what it’s doing under the water. But as we know, the oceans are part of a larger precipitation cycle, and scientists are worried that soon the consequences of using dispersants could be falling from the sky,” writes Beth Buczynski for Care2, an environmental website.

The EPA asked BP to stop using Corexit, which is banned in 18 countries due to its toxicity, but the oil transnational has refused.

There is no direct evidence that the crop damage in Mississippi is the result of Corexit 9500 falling from the sky. However, as Benjamin notes, there “is very strong suspicion that ocean winds have blown Corexit aerosol plumes or droplets and that dispersants have caused the unexplained widespread damage.”

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StopTheBrutalChemtrails 4 years, 5 months ago

June 21, 2010 Rich Galen: FEMA is AWOL on BP oil spill

Texas on the Potomac frequently publishes guest opinions from across the political spectrum. Today, we offer a piece from one of our favorite Washington web columnists, Rich Galen.

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The actual name of FEMA is the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It is an agency within the Department of Homeland Security the head of which is Secretary Janet Napolitano.

If ever there was a Federal Emergency in need of Management, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill sponsored by BP would be it, and you might think that FEMA would be involved.

One of the many things in which I am not an expert is the span of FEMA's authority and responsibilities. Let's go back to the FEMA web page and see what it says:

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

FEMA employees are not all sitting in their cubicles searching for porn much as, for example, some employees of the Minerals Management Service were found to have been doing. In 2010, the FEMA web page shows, the agency has responded to, helped people recover from and mitigated the hazards associated with 47 declared disasters mostly dealing with flooding, tornadoes, and other natural episodes.

None were in or near the Gulf of Mexico.

In all of 2009 there were only 59 declared disasters so FEMA has been pretty busy.

A search of the FEMA.GOV website shows the most recent activity in Louisiana was: Disaster Number 1863: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding; 12/10/2009

Those storms affected parishes (Louisiana's term for counties) in the northern portion of the state.

The only element of FEMA's web page dealing with the oil spill in the Gulf is a button labeled "Oil Spill Guidance." Clicking on that button brings up a window which says:

"If you have been affected by the oil spill go to www.disasterguidance.gov for assistance."

Clicking on that button ... but, I think you're beginning to see the same pattern I saw: In what is being called the "greatest environmental disaster in the history of the United States" the agency which is statutorily charged with the task of managing the Federal response is nowhere to be found.... http://blogs.chron.com/txpotomac/2010/06/rich_galen_fema_is_awol_on_bp.html

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StopTheBrutalChemtrails 4 years, 5 months ago

They'll probably be able to kill most of us without firing a shot.

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StopTheBrutalChemtrails 4 years, 5 months ago

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." ~James Madison, speech, Virginia Convention, 1788

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sledneck 4 years, 5 months ago

What do you mean were "practically at war with the entire planet ecologically"?

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StopTheBrutalChemtrails 4 years, 5 months ago

Scientists Admit Chemtrails Are Creating Artificial Clouds

Mainstream science accepts that trails from jet aircraft are lingering for hours, but claims it is a natural phenomenon

Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Friday, July 2, 2010

Scientists now admit that emissions from aircraft are forming artificial clouds that block out the sun, precisely what geoengineering advocates like top eugenicist and White House science advisor John P. Holdren have called for, but the article tries to insinuate that the effect is caused by natural “vapours,” when in reality it can be attributed to chemtrails that contain substances harmful to humans.

“The phenomenon occurs when aircraft fly above 25,000ft, where the air temperature is around minus 30C. This causes water vapour emitted by the engines to crystallise and form the familiar white streaks across the sky, known as contrails,” writes Oliver Tree for the Daily Mail.

“Reading University’s Professor Keith Shine, an expert in clouds, said that those formed by aircraft fumes could linger ‘for hours’, depriving those areas under busy flight paths, such as London and the Home Counties, of summer sunshine.”

“Experts have warned that, as a result, the amount of sunlight hitting the ground could be reduced by as much as ten per cent. Professor Shine added: “Over the busiest areas in London and the South of England, this high-level cloud could cover the sky, turning bright sunshine into hazy conditions for the entire area. I expect the effects will get worse as the volume of air traffic increases.”

The report also makes reference to a 2009 Met Office study which found that high-level winds did not disperse contrails that later formed into clouds which covered an astonishing 20,000 miles.

Of course, this is no natural phenomenon as the article claims. Ten years ago, contrails from jet aircraft disappeared within minutes, yet apparently we are led to believe that the same substance is now causing the trails to linger for hours and form into clouds. This is impossible without something within the substance having been changed.

Mainstream science and academia has gone from dismissing chemtrails as a fantasy of paranoid conspiracy theorists to now accepting that they exist but claiming that they are natural and not artificially induced.

In reality, chemtrails are the consequence of the agenda to geoengineer the earth in the name of combating climate change, a science vehemently backed by people like John P. Holdren, who in his 1977 book Ecoscience advocated poisoning the water supply to involuntarily sterilize humans as part of a “planetary regime” that would control every aspect of our existence. The fact that such eugenicists are now in control of geoengineering programs that will have a direct impact on our health is alarming. http://www.prisonplanet.com/scientists-admit-chemtrails-are-creating-artificial-clouds.html

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