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Postby geekster » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:02 pm

It looks like my above posting might not be true. The originator of the posting is standing by it claiming to have two LEO resources confirming it, but direct calls to the various departments in the area by other media outlets have not resulted in confirmation.

So in other news:

UK decides to decentralize their health care system:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/25/world ... wanted=all

[quote]The plan would also require all National Health Service hospitals to become “foundation trusts,â€
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Postby geekster » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:17 am

"There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.

--Booker T. Washington


I got that from an oped piece by Walter E. Williams, professor of economics at George Mason University and a man whose syndicated columns I very much enjoy reading.
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Postby can't sit still » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:19 pm

More paperwork for business;
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/69746
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Postby geekster » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:53 am

the First Lady is spending the next few days in a five-star hotel on the chic Costa del Sol in southern Spain with 40 of her "closest friends." According to CNN, the group is expected to occupy 60 to 70 rooms, more than a third of the lodgings at the 160-room resort. Not exactly what one would call cutting back in troubled times.

Reports are calling the lodgings of Obama's Spanish fiesta, the Hotel Villa Padierna in Marbella, "luxurious," "posh" and "a millionaires' playground." Estimated room rate per night? Up to a staggering $2,500. Method of transportation? Air Force Two.



Get that? lets say 65 rooms at "only" $2000 per night each. That's $130,000 PER NIGHT that Michelle Obama (and 40 of her closest friends) are costing the US Taxpayer at the Spanish Riviera.

The FUCKING NERVE!

The papers are calling her Michelle Antoinette

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/201 ... anish.html

I hope every unemployed American looks carefully at what these idiots that we elected to Washington are doing.
To be clear, what the Obamas do with their money is one thing; what they do with ours is another. Transporting and housing the estimated 70 Secret Service agents who will flank the material girl will cost the taxpayers a pretty penny.

Perhaps it could be that the Obamas, who seem to fancy themselves more along the lines of international celebrities than actual leaders, espouse a different view of sacrifice. When Michelle Obama accompanied her husband to Copenhagen along with best buddy Oprah Winfrey, she billed the trip - an ultimately unsuccessful bid to bring the Olympics to Chicago - as follows: "As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or Oprah or the President to come for these few days, so many of you in this room have been working for years to bring this bid home."


Why the fuck does Michelle rate 70 secret service agents? SHE isn't the President.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:42 am

We just surrendered to the Japanese.
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Postby can't sit still » Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:45 pm

The news is looking particularly bleak. In a typical economic morass like our present situation, GOV usually starts a war to cover their tracks of theft and mismanagement.
The International Forcaster has this to say;
"The big question is when will WWIII start.]"
http://news.goldseek.com/InternationalF ... 888240.php
Celente is calling for a war;
http://ftmdaily.com/ftmweekly.php
Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic is pounding the drums of war.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.inf ... e26148.htm
I seriously doubt that a middle-east war could be a small war. There is no certain victor. The Russians have developed missiles that can take out our entire navy. The SU-27 goes to mach3 and evades.

Raytheon has developed LASERs that can take out missiles;
http://www.raytheon.com/newsroom/featur ... 025223.pdf
Not sure how effective they are.
The U.S. military has lost a lot of strength in the last few decades. This article pints out some numbers;
http://www.mayanmajix.com/art565.html
The other risk of widespread war is a cutoff of oil supplies. China has spent a lot of time and money getting control of maritime chokepoints. They can cut off a LOT of shipping. Their attitude is easy to understand;
"Hong Kong's Cheng Ming newspaper quoted Chinese Defence Minister Chi Haotian as saying war with the United States is inevitable."
The U.S. is not completely oblivious to this;
"Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest ranking military officer in the U.S. has concluded that China is planning on a major war with the U.S. within the next two years.

Admiral Moorer believes a conflict with China over Taiwan is inevitable and that such a war is likely to lead to the use of atomic weapons by both sides."

http://www.meguiar.addr.com/China.htm

So, if Iran is attacked, oil will automatically be cut off. After we run the tank dry, will that be incentive for China to attack? What a bunch of shit :evil:
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Postby geekster » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:17 pm

"Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest ranking military officer in the U.S. has concluded that China is planning on a major war with the U.S. within the next two years.


Do you honestly believe Obama will defend Taiwan against China? Really?

I don't see that happening.
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Postby ygmir » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:23 pm

geekster wrote:
"Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest ranking military officer in the U.S. has concluded that China is planning on a major war with the U.S. within the next two years.


Do you honestly believe Obama will defend Taiwan against China? Really?

I don't see that happening.


nope, I don't see it, either.

one fear I'd have, though, is that his ego could get in the way, and, to prove his "detractors" wrong, he'd do something totally stupid........
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Postby can't sit still » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:41 pm

Not in the slightest. It makes you wonder why he made the comment. Maybe he was pushing U.S. bonds. Maybe he was trying to sell LOTS more military equipment :lol:
Iran, on the other hand is more or less itching for war.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.inf ... e26140.htm
"IRGC commanders will interpret any American strike as the beginning of an existential conflict, and will respond appropriately. "
" IRGC as the “most ideological armed force in the world.â€
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Postby geekster » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:48 pm

Iran considers themselves already at war. They are perpetually at war. They are just waiting for the shooting to start.
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Postby can't sit still » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:10 pm

We need to put LOTS of fluoride in their water and get them regular blowjobs. :lol:
Strange,,, spellcheck doesn't like the word blowjob. Blowjobs are quite nice.
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Postby can't sit still » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:02 pm

I have not checked out all of this info. Some, I know is accurate.

OBAMA'S "CZARS"-- Read who they are and realize what they want to do.

Richard Holbrooke

AfghanistanCzar

Ultra liberal anti gun former Gov. Of New Mexico. Pro Abortion and legal drug use. Dissolve the 2nd Amendment
Ed Montgomery

Auto recovery Czar

Black radical anti business activist. Affirmative Action and Job Preference for blacks. Univ of Maryland Business School Dean teaches U.S. Business has caused world poverty. ACORN board member. Communist DuBois Club member.
Jeffrey Crowley

AIDS Czar

Radical Homosexual.. A Gay Rights activist. Believes in Gay Marriage and especially, a Special Status for homosexuals only, including complete free health care for gays.
Alan Bersin

Border Czar

The former failed superintendent of San Diego. Ultra Liberal friend of Hilary Clinton. Served as Border Czar under Janet Reno - to keep borders open to illegals without interference from U.S.
David J. Hayes

California Water Czar

Sr. Fellow of radical environmentalist group, "Progress Policy". No training or experience in water management whatsoever.
Ron Bloom

Car Czar

Auto Union worker. Anti business & anti nuclear. Has worked hard to force U.S. Auto makers out of business. Sits on the Board of Chrysler which is now Auto Union owned.
Dennis Ross

Central Region Czar

Believes U.S. Policy has caused Mid East wars. Anti gun and completely pro abortion.
Lynn Rosenthal

Domestic Violence Czar

Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Vicious anti-male feminist. Supported male castration.
Gil Kerlikowske

Drug Czar

Devoted lobbyist for every restrictive gun law proposal, Former Chief of Police in Liberal Seattle. Believes no American should own a firearm. Supports legalization of all drugs
Paul Volcker

E conomicCzar

Head of Fed. Reserve under Jimmy Carter when U.S. Economy nearly failed. Obama appointed head of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board which engineered the Obama economic disaster to U.S. Economy. Member of anti-business "Progressive Policy" organization
Carol Brower

Energy and Environment Czar

Political Radical Former head of EPA - known for anti-business activism. Strong anti-gun ownership.
Joshua DuBois

Faith Based Czar

Political Black activist-Degree in Black Nationalism. Anti gun ownership lobbyist.
Cameron Davis

Great LakesCzar

Chicago radical anti-business environmentalist. Blames George Bush for "Poisoning the water that minorities have to drink." No experience or training in water management. Former ACORN Board member
Van Jones

Green Jobs Czar

(since resigned).. Black activist Member of American Communist Party and San Francisco Communist Party who said Geo. Bush caused the 911 attack and wanted Bush investigated by the World Court for war crimes. Black activist with strong anti-white views.
Daniel Fried

Guantanamo Closure Czar

Human Rights Activist for Foreign Terrorists. Believes America has caused the war on terrorism. Believes terrorists have rights above and beyond Americans.
Nancy-Ann DeParle.

Health Czar

Former head of Medicare / Medicaid. Strong Health Care Rationing proponent. She is married to a reporter for The New York Times.
Vivek Kundra

Information Czar

Born in New Delhi, India. Controls all public information, including labels and news releases. Monitors all private Internet emails.
Todd Stern

International Climate Czar

Anti-business former White House chief of Staff- Strong supportrer of the Kyoto Accord. Pushing hard for Cap and Trade. Blames U.S. Business for Global warming. Anti- U.S. Business prosperity.
Dennis Blair

Intelligence Czar

Ret. Navy. Stopped U.S. Guided missile program as "provocative". Chair of ultra liberal "Council on Foreign Relations" which blames American organizations for regional wars.
George Mitchell

Mideast Peace Czar

Fmr. Sen from Maine Left wing radical. Has said Israel should be split up into "2 or 3 " smaller more manageable plots". A true Anti-nuclear anti-gun & pro homosexual "special rights" advocate
Kenneth Feinberg

Pay Czar

Chief of Staff to TED KENNEDY. Lawyer who got rich off the 911 victims payoffs.
Cass Sunstein

Regulatory Czar

Liberal activist judge believes free speech needs to be limited for the "common good". Essentially against 1st amendment. Rules against personal freedoms many times -like private gun ownership and right to free speech.
John Holdren

Science Czar

Fierce ideological environmentalist, Sierra Club, Anti-business activist. Claims U.S. business has caused world poverty. No Science training.
Earl Devaney

Stimulus Accountability Czar

Spent career trying to take guns away from American citizens. Believes in Open Borders to Mexico. Author of statement blaming U.S. gun stores for drug war in Mexico .
J. Scott Gration

Sudan Czar

Native of Democratic Republic of Congo. Believes U.S. does little to help Third World countries. Council of foreign relations, asking for higher U.S. taxes to support United Nations
Herb Allison

TARP Czar

Fannie Mae CEO responsible for the U.S. Recession by using real estate mortgages to back up the U.S. stock market. Caused millions of people to lose their life savings.
John Brennan

Terrorism Czar

Anti CIA activist. No training in diplomatic or gov. affairs. Believes Open Borders to Mexico and a dialog with terrorists and has suggested Obama disband U.S. military
Aneesh Chopra

Technology Czar

No Technology training. Worked for the Advisory Board Company, a health care think tank for hospitals. Anti doctor activist. Supports Obama Health care Rationing and salaried doctors working exclusively for the Gov. health care plan
Adolfo Carrion Jr..

Urban Affairs Czar

Puerto Rican born Anti American activist and leftist group member in Latin America. Millionaire "slum lord" of the Bronx, NY. Owns many lavish homes and condos which he got from "sweetheart" deals with labor unions. Wants higher taxes on middle class to pay for minority housing and health care
Ashton Carter

Weapons Czar

Leftist. Wants all private weapons in U.S. destroyed. Supports UN ban on firearms ownership in America .. No Other "policy"
Gary Samore

WMD Policy Czar

Former U.S. Communist. Wants U.S. to destroy all WMD unilaterally as a show of good faith. Has no other "policy".
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Postby Trishntek » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:57 pm

CSS, I know there are many on this board who cannot stand Glenn Beck, but everything you just wrote, plus MUCH more was exposed by GB months, and in some cases, over a year ago. And there is SO MUCH MORE!

Why do you think the Department of Education is being pressured to remove "key" history instruction from the next generation?

http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/44193/
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Postby ygmir » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:13 pm

nothing surprising there, at all.........it all started with Khrushchev at the U.N.
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Postby geekster » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:13 pm

I am more of a fan of John Batchelor but no station around me carries his full show so I listen to the podcasts: http://johnbatchelorshow.com/

He has very interesting guests and often very interesting conversation.

It isn't a "call in" program.

But Obama with his czars is part of a "progressive" program that has been going on for decades to create bureaucracies to handle regulation that do not answer to elected officials. In that way the officials can "wash their hands" of the decisions saying they didn't make them. They are basically directed by a "politburo" of individuals outside of elected office. The California Air Resources Board and California Coastal Commission are examples of this. The EPA is becoming one though it is still under the direction of the President, I see a time coming when someone is going to argue to make it independent of any authority but its own.

ADDED: and by creating these "czars" (Caesars in Latin or Kaisers in German), he gets around the Congressional approval process. He doesn't have to answer to the Senate and neither do the "czars".

His little kaisers can just march right around the constitution.
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Postby ygmir » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:15 pm

yeah, that Czar thing..........
well,
we know, washington doesn't like the constitution any more, as written.
so, if it means nothing, it'll be easier to re-do it all.
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Postby can't sit still » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:41 am

The Eurozone is getting a big dose of un-elected people running the show. That isn't necessarily bad. Democracy only works when it's limited. It always busts the bank when it has no limits. People clamor for more than the budget allows. This is only a generalization though. The BIG problem is that these czars are completely unqualified in most cases.
The science czar Holdren wants to see the U.S. de-industrialized. He figures that this will improve the quality if living. Evidently, he doesn't see extreme poverty as being a negative for quality of living.
Trish, I don't have radio or TV. Don't think I've ever heard Glen Beck. I do hate the idea of trying to submerge our history.
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Postby can't sit still » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:48 am

This is strange. Harvard sold every investment in israel. Israel is a strong and dynamic economy. Cal me pessimistic BUT, I can see only one reason for Harvard to take an action that would generate a lot of negative fallout. WAR.
When Berkeley debated divestiture, there was a huge public debate and outcry. WHY would Harvard risk the same? Why now? Why hasn't israel protested?
http://www.legitgov.org/Harvard-Univers ... l-holdings
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Postby geekster » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:41 am

Re Harvard: Its the fashion. All the "kewl kids" are doing that. Nevermind that Israel currently leads the world in research and development. That doesn't matter. Apparently Harvard is too sexy for its shirt.

But check this out:

IL Rep. Melissa Brown has union thug intimidating constituents who ask "inconvenient" questions. The guy is quite frightening in how he treats the first woman in the video. Walks over to her, leans down over her, gets right in her face while he glares at her.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF0_jJRXPhQ[/youtube]

The Democrats are getting pretty darned desperate.
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Postby geekster » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:55 am

OH, this pisses me off like nothing I have seen in YEARS!

This is what happens when you get "government health care". The administration is apparently pressuring the FDA to withdraw approval of a breast cancer treatment because it is "too expensive".

[quote]Federal regulators are considering taking the highly unusual step of rescinding approval of a drug that patients with advanced breast cancer turn to as a last-ditch hope.

The debate over Avastin, prescribed to about 17,500 women with breast cancer a year, has become entangled in the politically explosive struggle over medical spending and effectiveness that flared during the battle over health-care reform: How should the government balance protecting patients and controlling costs without restricting access to cutting-edge, and often costly, treatments? …

The FDA is not supposed to consider costs in its decisions, but if the agency rescinds approval, insurers are likely to stop paying for treatment.

“It’s hard to talk about Avastin without talking about costs,â€
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Postby geekster » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:06 pm

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Postby geekster » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:14 pm

Re: Harvard

It appears that Harvard did NOT divest its holdings of Israeli stocks. Here is what happened:

In May, Israel was reclassified from a "developing" country to a "developed" country. Harvard has a portfolio of investments in developing economies. So they removed the assets from that portfolio and "rebalanced" them:

the Management Company's most recent S.E.C. filing details changes in holdings, as is routine, but no change in policy. The University has not divested from Israel. Israel was moved from the MSCI, our benchmark in emerging markets, to the EAFE index in May due to its successful growth. Our emerging markets holdings were rebalanced accordingly. We have holdings in developed markets, including Israel, through outside managers in commingled accounts and indexes, which are not reported in the filing in question".


So Harvard still holds Israeli investments, just not in its "emerging" economies portfolio.
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Postby geekster » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:32 pm

Hilarious:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUKHWnpsOL8[/youtube]
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Postby can't sit still » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:28 pm

Drug-Friendly Netherlands to Close 8 Prisons -- Not Enough Crime
News by Marijuana Policy Project
(May 26, 2009) in Society / Drug Law

By Bruce Mirken

For years prohibitionists, including our own Drug Enforcement Administration, have claimed — falsely — that the tolerant marijuana policies of the Netherlands have made that nation a nest of crime and drug abuse. They may have trouble wrapping their little brains around this:

The Dutch government is getting ready to close eight prisons because they don’t have enough criminals to fill them. Officials attribute the shortage of prisoners to a declining crime rate.

Just for fun, let’s compare the Netherlands to California. With a population of 16.6 million, the Dutch prison population is about 12,000. With its population of 36.7 million, California should have a bit more than double the Dutch prison population. California’s actual prison population is 171,000.

So, whose drug policies are keeping the streets safer?

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Postby Trishntek » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:52 pm

CSS, that is an impressive comparison; although, I wonder how many illegal aliens the Dutch have to deal with which leads to gang activities and fraud. I'm sure the difference in drug policies greatly contributes to the difference, I just do not believe it is all drug policy related.
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Postby geekster » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:40 pm

From the BBC:

Many people believe that some drugs are legal in the Netherlands because of the availability of cannabis - but the reality is more complicated. The Dutch system tolerates licensed "coffee shops", where people can buy small amounts of cannabis for personal consumption. But the trafficking and sale of drugs remains illegal.

In effect, the Dutch have a system where cannabis sales are decriminalised in an effort to separate out its consumption from other drugs on the market.


But they are wrong on this count:

Thirteen states, led by California, have decriminalised the consumption of cannabis for medicinal purposes - although in some cases the law conflicts clearly with federal legislation.


It was led by Alaska, not California. Alaska was the first to decriminalize small amounts of cannabis and not even for "medicinal" use, in 1975.

In Alaska, cannabis was decidedly legal (under state, but not federal, law) for in-home, personal use under the Ravin v. State ruling of 1975. This ruling allowed up to two ounces (57 g) of cannabis and cultivation of fewer than 25 plants for these purposes. A 1991 voter ballot initiative recriminalized marijuana possession, but when that law was eventually challenged in 2004, the Alaska courts upheld the Ravin ruling, saying the popular vote could not trump the state constitution. In response to former Governor Frank Murkowski's successive attempt to re-criminalize cannabis, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the state. On July 17, 2006, Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins awarded the Case Summary judgment to the ACLU. In her ruling, she said "No specific argument has been advanced in this case that possession of more than 1 ounce (28 g) of cannabis, even within the privacy of the home, is constitutionally protected conduct under Ravin or that any plaintiff or ACLU of Alaska member actually possesses more than 1 ounce (28 g) of cannabis in their homes." This does not mean that the legal possession threshold has been reduced to one ounce, as this was a mere case summary review filed by the ACLU, not a full case. Reinforcing Ravin, Collins wrote "A lower court cannot reverse the State Supreme Court's 1975 decision in Ravin v. State" and "Unless and until the Supreme Court directs otherwise, Ravin is the law in this state and this court is duty bound to follow that law". The law regarding possession of cannabis has not changed in Alaska, and the Supreme Court has declined to review the case, therefore the law still stands at 4 ounces (113 g).[citation needed] However, federal prosecutions under the CSA can be brought in Federal Court, and federal courts applying federal law are not bound by state court precedent. As such, federal courts in Alaska will recognize that possession of any quantity of marijuana remains illegal in Alaska under federal law.


Which might be the reason why Sarah Palin recently described cannabis as a "minimal problem":

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162- ... 03544.html

"I think we need to prioritize our law enforcement efforts," Palin said. "And if somebody's gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody else any harm, then perhaps there are other things our cops should be looking at to engage in and try to clean up some of the other problems that we have in society."
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Postby gyre » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:24 am

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Saudi torture

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11109726

We've seen nails used this way before, in Saudi video.
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Postby can't sit still » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:35 pm

The pharmaceutical companies are making great progress in getting rid of vitamins. The FDA is making great strides in getting rid of nutritious food.
"They believe you have no right to good health, except as approved by the FDA "
"Plaintiffs' assertion of a 'fundamental right to their own bodily and physical health, which includes what foods they do and do not choose to consume for themselves and their families' is similarly unavailing because plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish."

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Postby can't sit still » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:00 pm

The world is fast changing and, I guess, this thread is the place to talk about it. As we all know, israel is a U.S. forward garrison to control Mid-East oil. Much of the excuse for war is oil.
Everybody is trying to lock up supplies of oil. We're doing our best to screw Russia out of Central Asian oil. When Hubbert came up with his peak-oil theory, explorers were pretty much sure of all the areas that held oil. It was running out. This was true.
As you all know, South America was recently attached to Africa. It drifted apart.

It has been recently discovered that a large percentage of the no-longer joined area has hundreds of billions of barrels of oil. Brazil and Namibia are in the center of all this. The Brazilians and Russians have gotten very good at recovering this oil.
http://energyandscarcityinvestor.agoraf ... discovery/

There is no doubt that this will change world politics. Namibia has only 2 million people.
Just as the Anglo-American companies did their best to screw up Iran as a country, I wouldn't be surprised if they did the same to Namibia.
http://www.oilcompanies.net/oil1.htm
China has signed a 10 year contract with Brazil to provide oil. The Chinese may block america from screwing up Brazil. Namibia will be toast now that the reserves have been proven.
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There has been speculation that the Gulf blowout was done on purpose. It resulted in obama ordering a moratorium on gulf drilling. BP brass specifically ordered the drillers to NOT execute a standard procedure for blocking the well to maintain pressure as they were reading it for production.

As the Russian and Brazilian drillers bring in hundreds of billions of additional proven reserves, it will be increasingly difficult to cry "oil scarcity". The oil pundits have gradually morphed from "Peak oil" to "peak cheap oil"
There are enormous deposits of oil at the north slope. Same with the Aleutians. The recent discovery of the Bakken field in Dakota and Wyoming is problematic. The same is true for the very recent discovery of new huge fields in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hopefully, enough easily recoverable oil will be discovered to stop the oil wars. I'm sure that the Middle-East could use a break.
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Postby can't sit still » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:39 am

Here's a VERY interesting story on current anti-war protests;
http://blogs.lasvegascitylife.com/cityb ... s-history/
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