If this was truly an honor killing that was ignored by the Tampa Police Department, this is an issue that should be of grave concern to all of us in Tampa Bay and the entire United States. It has already been documented that Shari’ah compliant mortgage financing has been occurring across the country for over ten years, and Shari’ah has been deferred to in a court case in Hillsborough County, Florida.Serious action is needed to ensure sharia cannot be employed in Florida or elsewhere in the United States.
Saturday, June 04, 2011
THE REAL DREAM IS TO OWN A HOME.
NOT TO BUY ONE AND FLIP IT, AND BUY ANOTHER AND FLIP IT.
TO OWN ONE.
TO RAISE YOUR KIDS IN IT.
TO DIE IN IT - AND MAYBE LEAVE TO YOUR KIDS.
NOT TO FLIP IT.
THE HOUSING BUBBLE WAS THE NIGHTMARE, NOT THE DREAM.
THE NIGHTMARE WAS CAUSED BY THE CRA AND FANNIE MAE AND THE IMPLICIT GOVERNMENT GUARANTEE THAT ALL FANNIE MAE PAPER HAD.
IT WAS THIS IMPLICIT GUARANTEE THAT WAS THE PRIMARY BASIS FOR WALL STREET'S INVOLVEMENT IN CREATING DERIVATIVES,
AND THIS CREATED FEEDBACK WHICH INCREASED BAD-LENDING PRACTICES BY FANNIE MAE,
AND TOGETHER THESE GSE'S AND WALL STREET - AND THE POLITICIANS THEY CONTROLLED, AND WHO LOOKED THE OTHER WAY - CAUSED THE BUBBLE.
THIS ONE WAS COMPLETELY AVOIDABLE:
AS EARLY AS 2003, GEORGE W. BUSH PROPOSED MORE GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT OF FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC, BUT THE LIBERALS IN CONGRESS BLOCKED THEIR PROPOSALS AND SAID FANNIE AND FREDDIE WERE FINE - AND THAT BUSH WAS A RACIST FOR TRYING TO REIN THEM IN.
ALL BUBBLES BURST.
BUT THE DREAM LIVES ON.
THE BURSTING OF THE HOUSING BUBBLE WAS INEVITABLE - ALL BUBBLES BURST.
THIS HOUSING CRASH WAS BROUGHT ON BY THE OIL BUBBLE - WHICH ALSO BURST.
AND THE DERIVATIVES WALL STREET HAD INVENTED AND SOLD ALL OVER THE WORLD WERE SEEN TO BE WORTHLESS AND THIS BROUGHT THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM TO NEAR COLLAPSE.
WE ARE STILL STRUGGLING TO RECOVER FROM THESE TWIN CRISES: THE ENERGY BUBBLE AND THE HOUSING BUBBLE.
WE MUSTN'T LET THE LIBERALS BLAME THEM ON THE FREE MARKET:
THEY WERE CAUSED BY THE GSE'S AND BY WALL STREET FIRMS WHICH FEED OFF THEIR CLOSENESS TO POLITICIANS AND GOVERNMENT POWER.
WE MUSTN'T LET OBAMA AND HIS COMRADES BLAME BUSH AND THE FREE MARKET:
IT WAS THE LIBERAL POLICIES THAT OBAMA AND HIS COMRADES DEVELOPED AND PROTECTED THAT BROUGHT THIS CRISIS ON.
THE CURE IS NOT MORE GOVERNMENT AND MORE GSE'S AND MORE SWEETHEART DEALS FOR THE PALS OF POLITICIANS.
THE CURE IS LESS GOVERNMENT, SMALLER GOVERNMENT AND MORE LIMITED GOVERNMENT -
AND LESS POWERFUL POLITICIANS - UNABLE TO HELP THEIR CRONIES AND UNABLE TO INFECT US WITH THEIR MISGUIDED UTOPIANISTIC AND CORRUPT IDEOLOGY.
THE CURE IS LESS GOVERNMENT, SMALLER GOVERNMENT AND MORE LIMITED GOVERNMENT.
YOU MAY CALL ME A DREAMER FOR THINKING THIS IS STILL POSSIBLE.
BUT THIS TOO IS PART OF THE AMERICAN DREAM:
A DREAM OUR FOUNDERS MADE REAL, AND THAT LIBERALS HAVE NEARLY DESTROYED -
BUT NOT YET.
THE DREAM LIVES ON.
WE CAN MAKE IT MORE REAL IN 2012.
Friday, June 03, 2011
Vatican calls for independent Palestinian state 'soon'WHY SHOULD JEWS HANDOVER ANY PART OF OUR ANCIENT HOMELAND - JUDEA AND SAMARIA - TO THESE VILE SCUMB*GS JUST SO THEY CAN HAVE ANOTHER TERROR STATE LIKE SYRIA AND LEBANON AND GAZA!?!?!?!?
Pope Benedict XVI meets PA President Abbas at Vatican, says its urgent that Palestinian state, Israel "live in security, at peace with neighbors."
The Vatican on Friday called urgently for a just and lasting peace between peace between Israel and the Palestinians, which it said can be brought about through and independent Palestinian state.
SHOULD WE DO SO BECAUSE OF THE WAY THESE MUSLIM SCUM TREATED THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY!?!?! MAYBE THE POPE IS TOO SENILE TO REMEMBER THIS, BUT I AM NOT SENILE YET AND I DO REMEMBER IT WELL:
Stench fills Christ's birthplace after siegeAND I REMEMBER HOW THESE MUSLIM SCUMBA*S TREATED JOSEPH'S TOMB:
BETHLEHEM, West Bank - The overwhelming stench of urine was the first thing to hit visitors who entered the shrine in Bethlehem revered as the birthplace of Jesus.
The standoff between Palestinian militants and the Israeli army at the Church of the Nativity, which came to an end on Friday after nearly 40 days and nights of high drama, had left one of Christianity's holiest places in a shocking mess.
Garbage bags, lemon peels, gas canisters, petrol cans and electric hotplates were scattered throughout the church off Manger Square. A Reuters correspondent saw altars, the sacred focus of Christian worship, covered with food scraps.
"It's not a church any more, it's a place filled with beds and trash," said Sandy Shahin, a local teenager who rushed into the church minutes after the end of the siege on Friday.
"The smell is too bad. The floor is too bad. I'm filled with fear," Shahin, a Roman Catholic, said between sobs.
... Soon after the militants left, priests from the often bickering denominations argued over whether to allow Israeli army bomb disposal experts in to make sure no explosives were left behind. The clergymen decided in favour of a sweep.
"We have found 40 explosive devices and five rifles hidden there and the IDF is dismantling them now," an army spokeswoman said.
Earlier, 13 men on Israel's most-wanted list left the church and were quickly flown on a British aircraft to Cyprus, the first stop in an exile abroad which will take them to third countries under a European Union-brokered deal.
Twenty-six others considered less serious offenders by Israel were expelled from the West Bank and taken to Gaza.
Some 200 people -- Palestinian militants, police, civilians, priests and nuns took refuge in the sanctuary to evade Israeli troops and tanks that swept into Bethlehem on April 2 in a West Bank offensive triggered by suicide bombings.
In the early days of the al-Aqsa Intifada, on the morning of October 7, 2000, Israel withdrew the small contingent of IDF border policemen who had been guarding the site of the Tomb of the Patriarch Joseph and its Yeshiva. The holy site was located in Shechem in Samaria, the town the Arabs call "Nablus". Over the preceeding days, the Tomb had been attacked with gunfire, stones, and firebombs. The IDF defenders in the compound withstood the attacks and stopped several attempts by armed Palestinians to break in. An IDF border policemen was wounded, and the heavy rioting prevented his evacuation for treatment in time to save his life.
In order to prevent further loss of life and to lower tensions in the area, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak authorized the temporary evacuation of the site, based on the agreement of the Palestinian Authority (PA) to safeguard the location, in accordance with their obligations under the Oslo Accords to protect holy sites, Jewish and Christian, and ensure access by all. The PA also pledged to prevent any vandalism and to return the Tomb to its original state after the violence settled down.
The PA pledge was brazenly violated about two hours after the Israeli evacuation, when a Palestinian Arab mob entered the Tomb compound and began to systematically destroy everything in sight, including all remnants of the Yeshiva. The furniture and books that were left behind were burned by the mob. The Palestinian police stood by, failing to prevent any of these violent activities, despite their commitment to guard the Tomb. Within hours, Joseph's Tomb was reduced to a smoldering heap of rubble. Within two days, as an Associated Press dispatch reported, "the dome of the tomb was painted green and bulldozers were seen clearing the surrounding area," as the Palestinian Arabs sought to transform the biblical Joseph's resting place into a Moslem holy site.
THAT WAS 2000; THEY DID IT AGAIN THIS YEAR:
THIS POPE IS WRONG. HE IS ADVOCATING A BAD IF NOT EVIL THING.
NO GOOD WILL COME OF IT - NOT FOR ANYONE; NOT FOR THE RC CHURCH.
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Americans Are Joining Flotilla to Protest Israeli Blockade... The Americans have named their boat “The Audacity of Hope,” lifting the title of a book by President Obama to make a point, said , a political organizer who is the coordinator of the American boat.
When an international flotilla sails for Gaza this month to challenge Israel’s naval blockade of the Palestinian territory, among the boats will be an American ship with 34 passengers, including the writer Alice Walker and an 86-year-old whose parents died in the Holocaust.
I DEMAND OBAMA TELL THEM TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE BOAT - IF HE DOESN'T, THEN HE IS IMPLICITLY ADMITTTING THAT HE SUPPORTS THE FLOTILLA!
Liberal Online Magazine Salon Asks, "Are We At the Beginning of The Age of Fossil Fuels, Not the End?"
Are we living at the beginning of the Age of Fossil Fuels, not its final decades? The very thought goes against everything that politicians and the educated public have been taught to believe in the past generation. According to the conventional wisdom, the U.S. and other industrial nations must undertake a rapid and expensive transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy for three reasons: The imminent depletion of fossil fuels, national security and the danger of global warming.
What if the conventional wisdom about the energy future of America and the world has been completely wrong?
As everyone who follows news about energy knows by now, in the last decade the technique of hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," long used in the oil industry, has evolved to permit energy companies to access reserves of previously-unrecoverable “shale gas” or unconventional natural gas. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, these advances mean there is at least six times as much recoverable natural gas today as there was a decade ago.
Natural gas, which emits less carbon dioxide than coal, can be used in both electricity generation and as a fuel for automobiles.
The implications for energy security are startling. Natural gas may be only the beginning. Fracking also permits the extraction of previously-unrecoverable “tight oil,” thereby postponing the day when the world runs out of petroleum. There is enough coal to produce energy for centuries.
And governments, universities and corporations in the U.S., Canada, Japan and other countries are studying ways to obtain energy from gas hydrates, which mix methane with ice in high-density formations under the seafloor. The potential energy in gas hydrates may equal that of all other fossils, including other forms of natural gas, combined.
The arrest of Ratko Mladic has given the western media occasion to recall the Bosnian civil war of the early 1990s and the crimes for which Bosnian Serbs have been held responsible. But – since as a rule they did not report on it in the first place – it is unlikely that they will remind their audiences against just whom the Bosnian Serbs were fighting: namely, a Bosnian government headed by a self-avowed Islamist whose forces were armed by Iran and augmented by foreign mujahideen linked to none other than Al-Qaeda.Are these the kind of people whom civilized society would want to associate themselves with? Certainly not me. Let's also recall how Sulejman Talovic, the Bosnian Muslim teenager who went on a shooting rampage in Trolley Square's mall in Utah was a product of the very RoP that the mujahideen worshiped too.
On the arming of the Bosnian government forces by Iran – and the role, in particular, of the late American diplomat Richard Holbrooke in forging the relationship – see my earlier article here.
Al-Qaeda’s involvement in the Bosnian “jihad” is well known to Balkan specialists and has even been acknowledged, however obliquely, by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Indeed, when the late Bosnian commander Rasim Delic was tried by the court for crimes committed by the so-called “El Mujahid” unit, Delic’s defense argued that the general was not responsible for the foreign fighters’ atrocities, since their orders came not from him, but rather directly from Al-Qaeda. (See “Al-Qaida’s Bosnian war move”, International Relations and Security Network.)
The court ostensibly rejected this line of defense, insisting that the input of what it daintily termed “foreign authorities” was limited to recruitment of mujahideen and logistical support. Nonetheless, it only convicted Delic on one of the four charges in the indictment and sentenced him to merely three years in prison. Delic had already served nearly half of this time awaiting judgment and he was subsequently released pending appeal. For all intents and purposes, then, the court left the crimes of the El Mujahid unit unpunished.
The atrocities described in the Delic judgment include, for instance, the summary execution and decapitation of a Serb detainee by the name of Gojko Vujicic. After the beheading, the mujahideen displayed Vujicic’s severed head to other detainees. The judgment describes the scene as follows:
Back in the house, a Mujahedin entered the detainees’ room carrying Gojko Vujicic’s head on an s-shaped butcher’s hook. Blood dripped from the head. The Mujahedin threw Vujicic’s head onto Krstan Marinkovic’s lap, then took the severed head from one detainee to another, forcing them to “kiss your brother”. The Mujahedin then hung Vujicic’s head on a hook in the room where it remained for several hours.
Far from hiding their atrocities, the foreign mujahideen in Bosnia made a practice of filming them for purposes of intimidation and propaganda. The point has been noted in both John R. Schindler’s book-length study of Al-Qaeda in Bosnia, Unholy Terror, and in the Norwegian documentary Sarajevo Ricochet, which contains footage of the mujahideen and their victims. A substantial extract from Sarajevo Ricochet with English narration has been made available here by the American journalist J.M. Berger.
This is something that conservatives everywhere are going to have to ponder - we have to be very careful not to fall into the propaganda trap the left wove all these years.
UP to 70 convicted terrorists due to be released this year will not be properly monitored, a probation chief warned yesterday.More here:
The "high risk" extremists, some of them bomb makers, could be walking the streets after being freed on licence.
But Harry Fletcher, assistant general secretary of the National Association of Probation Officers, said cuts to services meant adequate checks could not be kept on them.
He added: "They have to be supervised by us and the police at a fairly intensive level.
"My fear is as cuts go deeper we're going to be unable to give them the close attention that we have hitherto. These men require maximum supervision and we're not going to be able to do it."
Among those set for release are Saajit Badat, jailed for 13 years in 2005 for plotting with shoe bomber Richard Reid. Also due to walk free is Moinul Abedin, jailed for 20 years in 2002 for making bomb detonators.
Senator John Kerry, who called the twisters a “once in 100 years” event, said teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency were on the way.TRUTH/CNN:
KERRY IS A LYING IDIOTIC TRAITOROUS ASS,
Though not as tornado-prone as much of the Midwest or the South, Massachusetts has averaged two to three twisters per year since 1950, according to figures from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
In 1953, a massive tornado that struck Worcester and nearby towns killed 90 people, according to NOAA.
The last tornado to hit the state was in 2008.
The economic recovery is faltering, and Washington is running out of ways to get it back on track.WTF: RUNNING OUT OF THINGS TO TRY!?!?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. NOT EVERYONE. JUST THE LEFT. JUST OBAMA AND HIS COMRADES.
THEY MEAN RUNNING OUT OF LEFT-WING KEYNESIAN CRAP TO TRY.
ER UM.. THEY COULD TRY ENACTING THE GOP PLAN.
"Police in Spain's Canary Islands Wednesday arrested a Moroccan suspected of 'recruiting children for terrorist purposes', the interior ministry said.
Imad El Mouahhid, 25, also had 'links with members of terrorist organisations currently serving sentences in Morocco,' it said in a statement.
The suspect was detained in the town of San Bartolome de Tirajana on the island of Gran Canaria as part of Operation Quixote which is investigating people 'involved in the recruitment and the proselytizing of jihad.'
The suspect was 'proselytizing and advocating terrorism through the recruitment of children for terrorist purposes and the development and distribution of different materials,' the ministry said."
"Their relationship began in the most romantic of ways — at a sun-drenched holiday resort in a foreign land. But Sarah Ben Miled’s surprising love story is now the stuff of nightmares.More here.
She is hiding out alone in a safe-house, terrified that the man she loved and married two years ago will find her and exact an appalling revenge for the failure of their short and ill-fated marriage.
Sarah’s story is a cautionary tale for anyone with idealised notions of whirlwind love and holiday romance."
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
THIS IS GOOD BECAUSE FOR AMERICA TO WIN, OBAMA AND HIS COMRADES MUST LOSE.
The late Bruce Paltrow knew that Schultz was a fan of President Ronald Reagan. When Schultz showed up to audition for St. Elsewhere, a show Paltrow produced, to read for the part of Fiscus, Paltrow told him: "There's not going to be a Reagan asshole on this show!" The part went to Howie Mandel.
"Most nepotism in Hollywood isn't familial, it's ideological," Shapiro writes in the book. "Friends hire friends. And those friends just happen to share their politics."
NOTE: PALTROW WAS A JEW, AND PALTROW'S DAUGHTER - GWYNETH - IS MARRIED TO A GUY IN COLDPLAY AND COLDPLAY SUPPORTS THE PALESTINIANS AND OPPOSES ISRAEL.
PROVING ONCE AGAIN THAT THE LEFT IS THE HOME OF ANTISEMITISM - AND EVEN FOR JEWS THEIR LEFTISM TRUMPS THEIR HERITAGE.
THE POSTMODERN LEFT:
ANTISEMITIC, BLACK-LISTING, GAIA-WORSHIPING, JIHAD-APPEASING LEARJET HYPOCRITES.
“It took people less time to lose 10 pounds” on a high-fat diet-and-exercise program, about 45 days on average, than the 70 days it took for those who exercised and followed a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet constructed using guidelines from the American Heart Association, said Kerry J. Stewart, director of clinical and research exercise physiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and lead author of the report. And at least in the short term, there were no apparent harmful effects.
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM GOOD!
MORE BURGERS'N LESS BUNS!
AND EVEN BACON IS GOOD TOO - IF YOU'RE NOT KOSHER!
CAN YOU SAY ANTISEMITISM?So why exactly is that anomalous 19 years considered the "status quo" again?
Manufacturing — a consistent driver of growth over the past year -- slowed dramatically last month, according to data released Wednesday. Private job creation was exceptionally weak in May, other data showed Wednesday. Adding to that, home prices are falling, consumers are spending less, and companies are laying off more workers, according to other recent reports.WE NEED TO ENACT THE GOP BUDGET PLAN AND WE NEED TO ENACT IT NOW.
Putting it all together, the economy is still expanding, but the pace is sluggish, and it’s clearly losing momentum. Several analysts who had been relatively optimistic about growth this year have cut back their estimates in recent weeks. Wednesday’s financial markets also reflected the grim outlook.
IF OBAMA SPENT AS MUCH TIME ON THE ECONOMY AS HE HAS PLAYING GOLF AND FUNDRAISING, THEN MAYBE THE ECONOMY WOULD STINK SO MUCH.
AND ANOTHER THING;
THIS PROVES THE PORKULUS DIDN'T DO DIDDLY-SQUAT.
From the New York Times:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday that the government will lose about $14 billion in taxpayer funds from the bailout of the U.S. auto industry, a third of the loss officials had initially estimated.Buy Ford.
In a report from the president's National Economic Council, officials said that figure is down from the 60 percent the Treasury Department originally estimated the government would lose following its $80 billion bailout of Chrysler and General Motors in 2009.
The report's release coincides with the administration's efforts to tout the bailout's role in the revitalization of the U.S. auto industry after last week's announcement that Chrysler is repaying $5.9 billion in U.S. loans and a $1.7 billion loan from the Canadian government. Those payments cover most of the federal bailout money that saved the company after it nearly ran out of cash in and went through a government-led bankruptcy.
For Obama, the auto industry comeback is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise sluggish economic recovery. What's more, the auto industry has a big footprint in key presidential battleground states like Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Missouri.
General Motors Co., which also went through bankruptcy, received a $49.5 billion U.S. bailout. The federal government has lowered its equity stake in the company from 61 percent to 26.5 percent of GM after selling part of the stake in November. Ford did not seek federal government assistance.
NEW YORK (AP) — The former chairman of one of Egypt’s major banks has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing a maid at a Manhattan hotel, just weeks after the arrest of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on similar allegations.The NY Daily News says that a supervisor tried to delay her reporting to police, and has been rightly suspended:
Police say Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar was arrested at the Pierre Hotel on Monday morning.
The 74-year-old businessman is accused of sexually abusing the maid and holding her against her will inside his hotel room.
Police say the incident happened Sunday night.
Police spokesman Paul Browne says detectives found the complainant to be credible.
Omar is the former chairman of Egypt’s Bank of Alexandria.
The Pierre hotel suspended a supervisor who stopped a maid from immediately reporting that she was groped by a guest - and its housekeepers will soon be getting panic buttons.We can guess what happened here: political correctness regarding Islam came in. It's very fortunate that justice prevailed, the culprit was jailed and the would-be supervisor hung up to dry. Plus, they're giving their employees emergency signals.
The get-tough moves came a day after Egyptian businessman Mahmoud Abdel-Salam Omar, 74, was charged with pawing the body of the 44-year-old maid in his $900-a-night room.
The maid escaped his clutches and quickly told a supervisor, "who said something to the effect that the best way to report this is to notify the security director," NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said.
It was Sunday and the director was off, so the woman - a mother of four from Ghana who is a devout Pentecostal Christian - was sent home without any action being taken.
"It's an absolute outrage," said Peter Ward, president of the Hotel & Motel Trades Council.
"You don't take a person who has just been assaulted and send them home. You help them.
"This customer continued to roam around the hotel, continued to have access to the bar, continued to have access to room service after he assaulted somebody simply because some manager tried to sweep it under the rug."
But look at the contrast between bail prices:
Strauss-Kahn is free on $6 million bail and bond and is under house arrest in Tribeca, where he ventured out to see his lawyer Tuesday.They're charging him less than DSK? I may not know enough about this kind of pricing, but it still looks fishy and disgusting that they're charging Omar less to post bail.
Omar, the former head of the Bank of Alexandria, was arraigned Tuesday night on charges of sex abuse and forcible touching. He was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bond or $25,000 cash bail. He did not enter a plea.
OR LIKE NORWAY'S RAPISTS - ALL FOREIGN.
THESE DATA SHOULDN'T SURPRISE ANYONE: LETTING IN TENS OF THOUSANDS OF UNASSIMILATABLE IGNORANT, VIOLENT AND/OR NON-WESTERN IMMIGRANTS IS BOUND TO CAUSE BIG PROBLEMS.
From confused "peak oil" theorists to confused Congressmen, it's all but impossible to hear a discussion of US energy policy without hearing the left's tired refrain: "The United States currently uses 25% of the world oil production but has only 2% of world reserves." The left uses this misinformation to argue against domestic oil drilling, claiming that with only two percent of the world's reserves, we can't possibly have enough oil in the ground to matter.(Read the whole thing!)
It's a line which reminds me of Mark Twain's wisdom (which he attributed to Benjamin Disraeli) that "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." Twain would be proud of these haters of fossil fuels whose "statistics" fall apart upon examination of a couple of definitions and a few pieces of data.
First, the word "reserves." As the Congressional Research Service notes, there are several different types of reserves, classified based on their official discovery, as well as "concentration, quality, and accessibility." The top of the "resource pyramid" is made of "proved" reserves, namely reserves of oil, natural gas, coal, or other fuel "which geological and engineering data demonstrate with reasonable certainty to be recoverable in future years from known reservoirs under existing economic and operating conditions."
This is the most limiting definition of reserves, and of course it is the one which the left relies on when saying that we have "only two percent of the world's oil reserves." Specifically, the U.S. has 20.7 billion barrels of proved crude oil reserves as of the end 2009. (That's actually up from 2008 numbers which by itself should be a clue how meaningless the left's two-percent argument is.)
The problem with the use of the "proved reserves" statistic is that it ignores the many more billions of barrels of oil which we know exist and are likely to be recoverable on American land and just off our coasts. Since our government prevents exploration, there are massive deposits of oil (and other fuels) which are prevented from being measured adequately to be defined as "proved." But that doesn't make them less real.
A broader measure of fossil fuel deposits is UTRR, undiscovered technically recoverable resources. Marcus Koblitz, energy analyst at the American Petroleum Institute, sent me this "short" definition of the term: "UTRR are estimated by USGS and/or BOEMRE using advanced modeling techniques that apply knowledge of geologic formations and technical access capabilities to currently unexplored formations that are similar to producing formations in order to determine the amount of oil and natural gas in a specific area or basin."
The UTRR numbers are remarkably high for the United States; indeed they demolish the left's anti-drilling pseudo-logic. Or they would if the media's talking heads would stop just accepting the 2% lie-statistic.
In particular, the United States' UTRR for onshore oil is currently about 38 billion barrels, with the offshore technically recoverable resources coming in at a stunning 86 billion barrels. (Of this, just over half is in the Gulf of Mexico, a third in Alaska, and the rest off our Pacific and Atlantic coasts.) Our real but not "proved" resource of oil is thus about 125 billion barrels. Furthermore, the offshore numbers are based on a report that used data from 2003, at which time oil discovery and drilling technology were far behind what they are today, the BP disaster notwithstanding. It is likely that a new survey would conclude with a substantially higher UTRR number.
Even with the outdated offshore figures, the U.S.'s total technically recoverable oil, including current proved reserves and 10 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, is estimated by our government at 163 billion barrels, eight times the number thrown around by the left.
Yes, our total recoverable oil reserves (including proved) are at least eight times our proved reserves alone. It's just that government keeps us from proving them. And if that's not enough, our UTRR for natural gas is five times our proven reserves of that resource.Using only the proved oil reserve number of 20.8 billion barrels, the U.S. ranks 12th in the world in that category. However, America's UTRR of oil and natural gas combined is likely the largest in the world.
THE LEFTIST LIES ABOUT SO-CALLED FOSSIL FUELS, CO2, AND THE SAFETY OF EXPLOITING GAS AND OIL ARE DESTROYING OUR ECONOMY. AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. AND RETARDING PROSPERITY OF THE THIRD WORLD.
AND NOT CHANGING GLOBAL CLIMATE ONE TEN-THOUSANDTH OF A DEGREE.
THE MAN-MADE CO2 MYTH - "CLIMATO-ANTHROPOGENICISM" - IS A LIE WHICH IS AS HARMFUL TO HUMANITY AS WAS MARXISM AND IS ISLAMISM.
WE MUST DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO CRUMPLE THIS HIDEOUS POLITICAL CREED INTO A BALL AND TOSS IT ONTO THE DUSTBIN OF HISTORY
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
A teenage Muslim girl was stoned to death under 'Sharia law' after taking part in a beauty contest in Ukraine.As Jihad Watch notes, this kind of violence has its origins in the Koran's Sura 4:34, which tells that it's legitimate to employ violence against "disobedient" women.
Katya Koren, 19, was found dead in a village in the Crimea region near her home.
Friends said she liked wearing fashionable clothes and had come seventh in a beauty contest. Her battered body was buried in a forest and was found a week after she disappeared.
Police have opened a murder probe and are investigating claims that three Muslim youths killed her claiming her death was justified under Islam.
One of the three - named as 16-year-old Bihal Gaziev - is under arrest and told police she had 'violated the laws of Sharia'.
Gaziev said he had no regrets about her death because she had violated the laws of Islam.
For a sharp contrast, look at this case in Gedera (via Failed Messiah) where the principal of a religious school expelled a Jewish teenage girl for taking part in a beauty contest. While I think that was a stupid thing the principal did, making a mountain out of a molehill over exaggerated religious beliefs, neither he nor anybody else ever turned savage about it, and the girl is getting some help in countering the expulsion from the school.
The Bangladeshi mozlem scum that sought refuge from justice in London, 40 years ago!
"The investigation agency formed to probe the war crimes cases on Monday finalised the first-ever investigation report, pressing charges against Jamaat-e-Islami’s nayeb-e-amir, Delwar Hossain Sayedee.The 4,074-page report in 15 volumes — the 77-page investigation report in one volume that proposes formal charges and the 3,997-page case diary in 14 volumes — will be submitted to the prosecutors today, said the investigation agency’s coordinator, M Sanaul Haque, at a briefing in the agency’s office on Bailey Road.‘We have got enough evidence to prove Sayedee’s involvement in murder, rape, arson, robbery as well as mass killing during the War of Independence in 1971. And the report has been based on the evidence and documents,’ said Sanaul at the briefing."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel touched down more than two hours late in New Delhi for the start of her visit to India, after Iran refused to allow her plane access to its airspace.The plane was forced to turn round and circle over Turkey before permission was finally granted - just before the plane ran out of fuel.Anything to do with the Germans trying to close down an Iranian bank in Germany??
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle requested the presence of the Iranian ambassador in Berlin on Tuesday. He said he wanted to make it clear that such a "breach of international protocol would not be tolerated."
PBS Plans Promotional Breaks Within Programs"PROMOTIONAL BREAK"
The great unknowns are whether PBS viewers will welcome receiving programming in shorter bites, or rebel against a move they see as more commercial.
... PBS officials told member stations at its recent annual meeting in Orlando that beginning this fall, the Wednesday science series “Nature” and “Nova” would contain corporate and foundation sponsor spots, promotional messages and branding within four breaks inside the shows, instead of at the very beginning and end.
... The great unknowns are whether PBS viewers will welcome receiving programming in shorter bites, or rebel against a move they see as more commercial, and if foundation supporters will see the change as an abdication of mission.
“One of the biggest things they have to sell is that they are noncommercial,” said David D. Oxenford, a partner with the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, who represents some public broadcasters.
TYPICAL LEFTIST DOUBLESPEAK.
WILL IT EFFECT VIEWERSHIP?
NOT MUCH. DEMOGRAPHICS WILL HAVE A GREATER EFFECT: LIKE THE LEGACY MEDIA, PBS'S VIEWERS ARE LITERALLY DYING - AND NOT BEING REPLACED.
EVENTUALLY THEY WILL DIE TOO; GOOD RIDDANCE.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
According to the Jerusalem Post, a group of political activists have ‘announced plans to set up a local version of the Nazi party.’ One would think that this story, the latest evidence that the Arab Spring is rife with anti-semitic sentiment, would turn some heads here in America. After all, we claim to be the biggest supporter and ally of Israel, despite recent comments made by The President. Why are we ignoring old hatreds?Israel and America have so much in common, that's why these evil fascists want to destroy both. That's why we have to be on the lookout for them.
“The founding member of the new Egyptian Nazi party is Emad Abdel Sattar. He says the party would bring together prominent figures from the Egyptian society. The party’s founding deputy is a former military official. The party believes investing all powers in the president after selecting him or her carefully, adding that the preparations are underway to choose the most competent person to represent the new Egyptian Nazi party,” Glenn said.
“It is breathtaking how far ahead of the curve we have been on this since, what, since November of last year? We have almost nailed this thing in advance when it didn’t make sense. We have just said these things and put these things out there and told you the curve of the Earth,” Glenn said, noting the accuracy of his predictions over the past few months.
“How did we go from a nation that understood good versus evil just a few years ago to now when you hear hundreds of thousands of people in many countries chanting ‘Kill the Jews’ that we don’t even recognize it; it’s not even a blip on the radar? How is that happening? Just as it happened in Europe at the turn of the century bit by bit, slowly, slowly. And you learn to dismiss it.”
“There is no greater goal than to be the righteous among the nations. We must be those people. We must be those people. Barack Obama will say, well, we have a responsibility to protect. That’s why we’re going into NATO, et cetera, et cetera. I’m sorry. But the destruction of Israel is the destruction of the West: Hate the Jew, hate the capitalist, take them both out.”