What the establishment GOP and elite media won’t show the voters. Please share with your friends!


What the establishment GOP and elite media won’t show the voters. Please share with your friends!

The Secret Truth About Newt Gingrich

Published in: on March 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

Chemical tests from new oil near DeepWater Horizon site matches last year’s BP oil spill samples. (Pictures and fly over video inside)


As reported on August 20, 2011 (read previous blog, New sub sea oil plumes found near the Deepwater Horizon oil platform) the oil sheen sitting nearly on top of the Deepwater Horizon rig (the location of the last year’s catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico) is quickly expanding.

On Wings of Care, California nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of wildlife, wild habitat, and natural ecosystems, flew over the reported oil sheen and the pilot Bonny Shumaker stated that the oil “stretched for miles with one continuous sheen stretching for nearly 10 miles.” (Pictured above.  Credit: Press-Register/Jeff Dute).

To view the August 30, 2011 fly over of the oil spill (Credit: On Wings of Care) click below:

Robert Bea, an internationally prominent petroleum engineer and professor emeritus at the Berkeley campus of the University of California indicates that he feels that the primary source of the oil with the highest probability is the Macondo well/Deep Water Horizon rig.

“(It) looks suspicious. The point of surfacing about 1 mile from the well is about the point that the oil should show up, given the seafloor at 5,000 feet – natural circulation currents would cause the drift,” Bea said. “A Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) could be used to ‘back track’ the oil that is rising to the surface to determine the source. This should be a first order of business to confirm the source.”

On August 26, 2011- BP, the US Coast Guard, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, representatives from the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida as well as the GCIMT (Gulf Coast Incident Management Team) came together in New Orleans, LA to participate in a standard visual wellhead inspection via Remote Operated Vehicles of the Macondo Well (MC 252) and the relief well.

In the video- there were small, intermittent bubbles rising from cement ports at the base of the wellheads. These bubbles were determined to be nitrogen bubbles, a residual byproduct of the nitrifed foam used in setting the wells but no oil or hydrocarbons were found indicating a breach of the cement plug and/or the areas of the Macondo Well.

Yet samples of the sheen were  analyzed by Louisiana State University researchers and tests showed it was a chemical match to the 4 million+ barrels of sweet Louisiana crude that gushed from BP’s exploding well.

Scientists suggest that perhaps it was trapped within the riser pipe or the rig itself which is still sitting at the bottom of the Gulf which could result in trapped oil floating out of the wreckage.

Another option is that the bacteria degraded the oil on the seafloor and the lighter fractions were released and floated to the surface although that oil would be considerably more weathered.

Now the questions are directed towards BP once again- how much oil is trapped, why has the wreckage not been salvaged  and why has there not been a concentrated efforts on ways to clean up the ocean floor (and subsequently; add oxygen back into the dead zones?)

Copyright (c) August 31, 2011. All rights reserved.

Countdown to the Shutdown: The Compromising Solution


Many of Heart of America’s readers and listeners have been writing in asking me for my solution to a government compromise in an effort to avoid a government shutdown.

Here is my answer. Please feel free to share it. 😀 The Democrats need to STEP UP and be willing to compromise on cutting- they are hardly cutting anything and there is a TON of govt waste! I see waste and unconstitutional bills everywhere and have written several blogs on where we could cut (Let’s start at the REAL ID Act that will cost the states $11 billion)

The Republicans (and I say this as I am one of them) need to let go of the Planned Parenthood and EPA riders. Its not the time to fight for this. They need to include cuts to these programs in the 2012 budget; the 2011 budget ends in September- only a few months away. Its not worth shutting the govt down to cut the waste from Planned Parenthood and the EPA. (Note I said cut, not demolish).

The Democrats need to stop accusing the Republicans of catering to the Tea Party as this is untrue. In the grand scheme of things, $61 Billion is not a lot and the Tea Party is pushing for much further cuts. The Democrats need to stop using scare tactics of extremism, saying that the Republicans are catering to the Tea Party, our grandparents wont get meals (I saw Nancy Pelosi say this!) and it would have a crippling effect on our economy. It will have an affect— its called Financial Freedom for our Children.

I say this with all the love in my heart as I am one with the Tea Party and understand their concerns but The Tea Party needs to be realistic. We cannot cut as excessively as some desire because many people depend on the programs being funded. We can definitely cut and we should do so extensively but, come on, let’s be real and let’s make sure that we know what we are cutting and the true effects before we protest for it to be cut.

Let’s put our egos, pet issues and special interests aside and work in the best interest of the People because we will have severely negative trickle down economics if a government shuts down at 12:01 am.

Both the House (majority ruled by Republicans) and the Senate (majority ruled by the Democrats) need to be contacted as soon as possible in an effort to convince them that a government shutdown MUST not happen.

If you havent done so already, please read my blog, The Operational Military & Staff affected during a Govt Shutdown and The Cost of a Government Shutdown

Afterwards, please contact your Congressman/women and spread the word.

Contact your Representative: https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

Contact your Senator: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Together, we can AVOID a Government Shutdown. Thank you for your attention and willingness to act on this matter.

Copyright (c) April 8, 2011. All rights reserved.

Published in: on April 8, 2011 at 3:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

What would close and what staff would be affected during a govt shutdown?


As the People of the United States stand on the sideline and watch our Congress deadlock on a budgetary compromise, our government has  real chance of shutting down. There is much speculation as to what operations close down so I have looked into the matter and have compiled a list. I have bolded the matters that I find of severe importance. Would love to hear your thoughts!

Category Agency/service Details
Interior & Environment National Parks  

All national parks would close at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday. Parks that have actual hours, like the St. Louis Arch or Washington Monument, just won’t reopen. At parks where people camp, gates will be closed so no one can enter. Those in the park will be given 24 hours to leave. Parks like Yellowstone and Gettysburg, which are large and contain public roads, will be passable but all gates and visitor centers will be locked and closed. Most park employees will not report to work. Law enforcement will remain to protect parks and the public.

 

Justice Federal Courts – judges  

Every federal judge and magistrate would remain on duty. Many would be encouraged to work from home if possible, which many appeals judges and justices already do. The chambers staff would likely be reduced to absolute essentials, including law clerks.

 

Justice Federal Courts -trials and arrests  

Trials that would already be underway at the time of a shutdown would likely continue, especially criminal trials. District judges would have the discretion of postponing future trials, with an emphasis on civil trials being delayed over criminal trials. Grand juries might be dismissed.

 

Justice 

 

Federal Courts – filings 

 

 

Since nearly all court filings and appeals are done electronically, there would be less backlog of paperwork than from the last shutdown. But clerks of court and their staff would likely be among the first to be furloughed in a shutdown, so those filings and appeals would be delayed in their processing.

First appearances for newly arrested or charged criminal defendants would continue, but many preliminary pre-trial hearings might be delayed. Appointment of public defenders might be delayed.

 

Justice Federal Courts – probation officers Duties of probation officers — who operate under control of the judiciary — may be curtailed, and they may not be able to fully monitor those on parole or probation. 

 

Justice Federal Courts – other services 

 

Public access to the courts — especially tourists visiting the Supreme Court — might be limited or blocked for the duration of the shutdown. Emergency appeals like stays of execution would not be affected. Other staff that might be furloughed would be: clerks, librarians, support staff for judges like aides and secretaries, public information staff, and those in the cafeteria, maintenance, and engineering departments. 

 

National Security 

 

National Reconnaissance Office 

 

The vast majority of civilian staff will be told to stay home because there will be no support services — no cafeteria, no cleaning crews, minimal heating and lighting since most offices will be empty. 

 

Interior & Environment National Park Web sites The NPS website gets about 1 million hits a day. It’s unclear whether it will continue to operate during a closure. 

 

National Security National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency The NGA, which provides map and image intelligence to the military, is reviewing its contingency plans for mission-essential personnel to sustain vital global missions such as safety and navigation of the maritime mission, aeronautical support, war fighter intelligence support to numerous ongoing operations. 

 

Justice Federal Courts Court officials say they expect things to run fairly normally for the first two weeks, using their ‘non-appropriated’ emergency funds. That means trials, hearings, grand juries, oral arguments, jury schedules, filings, probation officers — all the operations of the federal courts — would run normally. After two weeks, discretion has been granted to each individual court to make their own decisions on what would constitute ‘essential activities.’ Every federal judge and magistrate would remain on duty. 

 

Homeland Security 

 

Administration and support personnel 

 

Shutdown could impact these positions. 

 

Transportation Air Traffic Control Controllers would report to work as normal. 

 

Defense 

 

Veterans Affairs 

 

Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Education Centers likely to close. 

 

Homeland Security 

 

Customs and Border Patrol 

 

Most Customs and Border Partol services would be unaffected. 

 

Homeland Security 

 

FEMA 


Emergency services continue. 

 

Congress 

 

House 


Many congressional staffers have received furlough notices; members of Congress continue to get paid. 


Congress 

 

House 

 

Functions operated by private contractors and outside entites are unaffected by the federal budget and will be open for business. Levels of service may be decreased if there is not a sufficient need for these services 

 

Homeland Security 

 

Immigration 

 

Many immigration services continue. 

 

Treasury 

 

IRS 

 

No IRS processing of paper tax returns or refunds. 

 

Health & Human Services 

 

Medicaid 

 

Processing of disability applications could be delayed. 

 

Health & Human Services Medicare & Medicaid 

 

Personnel who normally answer Social Security questions will likely not report to work. 

 

Defense 

 

Military 

 

Troops including those fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq will not be paid on time. Troops will continue to earn money but will receive no paychecks. 

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

 

National Weather Service 

 

Weather forecasting and emergency services continue. 

 

State Department 

 

State 

 

Passport processing will be slower because of fewer workers. Regular passports will not be issued, but emergency passports will be issued. 

 

Homeland Security 

 

Visas 

 

Regular visas will not be processed, however emergency visas will be processed. 

 

Interior and Environment 

 

EPA 

 

EPA would cease monitoring pollution and issuing environmental impact permits. Toxic waste site cleanup would stop. 

 

Technology 

 

Government websites 

 

Most government websites will not be updated. 

 

Health and Human Services 

 

National Institutes of Health 

 

No new clinical trials; won’t accept new patients. 

 

Business 

 

Small Business Administration 

 

SBA approvals of applications for direct loans to small businesses will stop. 


Executive 

 

White House 

 

The White House Visitor Center would close. 

 

Executive 

 

White House 

 

The House gift shop would close to the public. 

 

Sources: CNN, White House, Congress, Various federal agencies

Published in: on April 8, 2011 at 1:24 am  Leave a Comment  

Pawlenty throws his hat into the race. Formed exploratory commitee and named staff. Plans April visit.


Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty states he will file papers with the Federal Election Commission forming an organization to explore seeking the 2012 Republican nomination for president.

Pawlenty aides said the former two-term governor is also expected this week to name staff to lead his preparations for Iowa’s caucuses, and is planning an early April return to the leadoff caucus state.

Aides also said Pawlenty, who has visited Iowa several times in the past 16 months, is expected to return on April 1 and 2, and is planning a spring campaign announcement.

Pawlenty already has lined up the support of a team of seasoned Iowa campaign operatives. With West Des Moines consultant Eric Woolson expected to fill a senrior communication role showing support.

Veteran Iowa Republican operatives Chuck Larson and Karen Slifka have also been Pawlenty advisers, as have former national GOP strategists Terry Nelson and Sara Taylor, both Iowa natives.

It’s a shame that Pawleny does not respect the baby boomers enough to keep their social security intact. Or the fact that he wanted to impose a no fly zone over Libya weeks ago which is fiscally irresponsible and puts the US security at risk by meddling in civil wars of other countries.

I wish we didnt disagree on two of my “hot bed” political issues. I will support social security 110% and think we should have not taking such a large role in the Libyan airstrikes and that we definitely should not have done so without obtaining the approval of Congress because he seems like a nice guy.

 

Published in: on March 22, 2011 at 2:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

BREAKING NEWS & PICTURES:: 100 x 12 oil sheen spotted off the LA coast.


On March 18, the Coast Guard said it was notified of a 3 mile long, rainbow colored sheen off the Louisiana coast 9:30 a.m. local time on Saturday.

2 later sightings were also reported, the last of which had the sheen extending from 6 miles off the coast of Grand Isle to 100 miles out into the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard said.

The substance was sighted about lies 30 miles southeast of the Louisiana coastline, and extends to Barataria Bay.

The substance extended 100 miles long and 12 miles wide of the Deep Water Horizon site,  too close for comfort as the Gulf of Mexico oil spill less than a year ago is still fresh in the mind of  the people in the Gulf States.

Several boat captains have confirmed that they have encountered the slick of oil and said that it is indeed fresh oil because of the odor and the way it caused eye irritation.

A Coast Guard cutter and 2 independent pilots participated in a fly over as well as capture analysis to better understand what local residents were witnessing.

Independent pilots, including John Wathen of the Waterkeeper Alliance, and Bonnie Schumaker with Wings of Care, are currently flying out to investigate the spill. Schumaker reports having seen the sheen on Friday, March 18, 2011 and confirms that it is rapidly expanding.

While many people are quick to point to the substance being an oil sheen, the US Coast Guard in an exclusive interview with Heart of America cautioned about “jumping to conclusions”.

“There is a lot of dredging in the mouth of the Mississippi River, and a bunch of silt is below the water level which could cause the appearance of oil or an oil sheen”

However, The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, which holds oil royalties to pay for spill clean-up costs, has been opened, the Coast Guard said.

Further, the reports came back and the federal government stated that the oil slick was NOT from the Deepwater Horizon yet failed to mention confirmation that the oil is from the Mississippi river or that of another rig.

Do you remember what was said about the probability of a blown casing on the Deep Water Horizon?  I recall statements that if they cap and pack it, and the sleeve is blown or weak, oil will leak out into strata layers.  The result would be an ever-growing pocket of oil much closer to the surface – one that would eventually find an exit.

It is possible that the 8.9 earthquake in Japan may have exacerbated an already fractured wound in the Macondo Field. Setting the stage for the oil to be coming from not the Matterhorn rig but the stressed and cracked Deepwater Horizon “fix”.

If you hear of anything regarding the Matterhorn 243 rig,  Deepwater Horizon rig or the oil sheen spotted off the coast of Louisiana yesterday, please contact me directly at Theheartofamerica@hotmail.com

Published in: on March 20, 2011 at 11:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

Gas Guzzler Special Edition


The International Energy Agency (IEA) has produced an  estimates stating that the social upheaval in Libya has halted between 850,000 and 1.0 million barrels per day of the country’s exporting oil.

In the United States, oil prices has risen to over $106/barrel causing CA to fill up at the price for an astonishing $5/gallon. On the East Coast, prices loomed around a whopping $3.5- $4/gallon.

It has been said that society could survive on gas pumps as high as $4.5/gallon but current recessive times are causing people to doubt that figure and instead are looking for ways to lower our gas costs.

Before I outline of options of how we can reduce the US’s gas concern, A BIG thank you goes out from the Heart of America to Saudi Arabia, the IAE & Canada for offering to help us during this tumultuous time. I hope our “leaders” (and I use that term loosely) will come to their senses and take you up on your offer to help bring financial relief via the gas pump to the United States. Thank you, thank you, thank you. It’s comforting to see who our true friends are in a time of crisis.

Option #1- Seek assistance from the IEA

IEA, part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), holds emergency stockpiles equi va lent to at least 90 days of net oil imports, counting both government and industry stocks.

IEA executive director Nobuo Tanaka last week sought to calm markets by saying emergency oil stockpiles could be used if needed to counter the disruption from Libya.

“We can release 2.0 million barrels per day for two years. We don’t really have to worry too much about the supply side,” said Tanaka.

Option #2- Take up Saudi Arabia on their effort to help.

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia has pledged to fill any supply void left by Libya.

Saudi Arabia was currently pumping around 9.0 million barrels daily and has spare capacity of 2.5 million to 5 million barrels per day; although that would cut global spare capacity to pump more oil.

Opponent of this idea are against it because we would be resting our demand in Saudi Arabia’s hands and their regional area is running amok with domestic civil wars and stability in Saudi Arabia is not guaranteed.

Yet it is important to remember that OPEC [Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries] is capable of managing the situation and has stated that they can export 2.5 to 4 million barrels a day are available from Saudi Arabia.

What’s even better is that new oil production can be completed in a few days while price reductions at the gas pump become immediate.

Problem being? Is not so much the quantity but rather the quality that the US is searching for as Libyan oil is “sweeter” which makes it easier to be refined. Unfortunately, not too many countries can “measure up” to Libyan oil but at this point, “can beggars really stand to be choosers?”

Option #3- Seriously consider Canada’s offer to help while ensuring that the water of Ogallala is protected.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday urged U.S. officials to approve an oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, calling his country a secure, stable and friendly neighbor that offers “ethical oil” as Canada respects human rights, workers’ rights and environmental responsibility. Not too mention the location convenience of having the oil right next door and on all things considered, “calm” land.

Canada is offering to build a 1,900 mile pipeline that would carry crude oil extracted from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to refineries in Texas, producing more than 500,000 barrels a day of crude oil derived from formations of sand, clay and water in western Canada.

The $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline could substantially reduce U.S. dependency on oil from the Middle East and Venezuela, according to a report commissioned by the Obama administration.

“Keystone XL will also create 20,000 high-paying jobs for American families and inject $20 billion into the U.S. economy“, states CEO of Calgary-based TransCanada, the project’s developer.

The study suggests that the pipeline, coupled with a reduction in overall U.S. oil demand, “could essentially eliminate Middle East crude imports longer term.”

Yet opponents are responding that the project would bring “dirty oil” from a polluting source into the U.S. Specifically, portions of Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and South Dakota, Wyoming, before coming to it’s finally destination stop in Texas via the Ogallala Aquifer.

The Ogallala Aquifer holds the majority of the water in America’s high planes and uses 90% of the underground water to irrigate crops that provide 1/5 of the total annual U.S. agricultural harvest.

While I understand their concern of their deletable and non-renewable source of water; I have to think that Canada has run across similar concerns as this type of drilling is a relatively new concept.

Perhaps we could meet with them and find a way to allow access to their oil reserve while protecting the American plains irrigation water and make this a win-win for both parties involved.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Option #4 – Opening up drilling in the US areas where already pre approved.

Now newer fields are showing promise, including the Niobrara, which stretches under Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas; the Leonard, in New Mexico and Texas; and the Monterey, in California and North Dakota.

By 2015, oil executives and analysts say, the new fields could yield as much as 2 million barrels of oil a day — more than the entire Gulf of Mexico produces now.

This new drilling is expected to raise U.S. production by at least 20 percent over the next five years. Within 10 years, it could help reduce oil imports by more than half.

** Please note- this is NOT an argument for additional drilling in the Gulf of Mexico after last year’s oil spill.

In fact, I would prefer for the existing drilling to be compliant with an independent drilling regulatory agency (as talked about: https://theheartofamerica.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/cg-adm-thad-allen-and-bureau-of-oem-support-an-indepenent-drilling-regulatory-agency/) before they are allowed to start drilling again.

In addition, I also would like existing Gulf drilling to be in full compliance of the new safety legislation, Implementing the Recommendations of the BP Oil Spill Commission Act (read more: https://theheartofamerica.wordpress.com/2011/01/28/safety-measures-for-oil-may-be-tedious-but-dont-throw-them-to-the-wayside-for-a-quick-dollar/)**

For the record, while I support existing and pre approved new drilling- I do not support any new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico as it provides a potential threat to our Country’s military mission off the West Coast and runs the risk of getting into the Loop Current near South Florida and be carried into the Gulf Stream which runs up the East Coast of Fla and of the United States.

Option #5 Tapping our strategic oil reserve (THIS SHOULD BE AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS)

Democratic lawmakers are pushing the public into lessening our personal supply of oil for a (possible) relief at the gas pump by tapping into our strategic oil reserve which holds only 727 million barrels of crude.

The U.S. reserve’s stockpile is equal to 485 days of Libyan oil exports and about 60 days of total U.S. oil imports.

However, tapping this reserve has only been done on a few occasions in the past and is frowned upon by many as it reduces our energy self dependence (something that the Democrats, ironically enough, keep talking about).

If the Democratic Party is looking for “all the help we can get”- perhaps they should look to the solutions below instead of depleting one of our only stable sources of security.

Option #6: “All the help we can get” which includes other means of financing

One way that we can work towards investing in our alternative energy sources is by eliminating big oil subsidies and reduce royalties. You can read more about it by visiting: https://theheartofamerica.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/case-in-point-eliminate-big-oils-subsidies-and-royalties-reduction-of-national-debt-encourage-alternative-energy-and-give-back-money-to-the-american-taxpayers/

Another way of tackling the rising gas costs is to copy British finance minister George Osborne line of logic as he signaled he would cut the country’s fuel tax to counter soaring oil prices. A one penny-per-liter rise in the fuel duty planned by the previous Labour government is due to take effect in April. Perhaps we can do something similar here in America.

Option #7: “All the help we can get” which includes alternative energy

Natural gas remains an important fuel for electricity generation worldwide as it is less expensive with natural gas than with oil as the primary energy source, and natural-gas-fired generating plants are less capital-intensive than plants that use coal, nuclear, or most renewable energy sources.

High world oil prices encourage consumers to turn to natural gas in the near term but this will only be a short term gain as natural gas supply is expected to start dwindling by 2020 – 2035.

Solar Energy; Connects a solar thermal array with an existing combined-cycle natural gas power plant, reducing the use of natural gas when heat from the sun is available to help produce the steam needed to generate electricity.

The technology uses solar collectors with mirrored surfaces that reflect and concentrate the sunlight onto receiver tubes filled with a heat transfer fluid. After being heated, this fluid travels to a heat exchanger where it converts water into steam, which is used in the steam turbine generator to produce electricity. Look at FPL Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Martin County, FL as an example.

** Side note: There is another option involving closed land fills. To find out more about the benefits of transforming closed landfills into solar facilities, please visit: https://theheartofamerica.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/saving-the-planet-one-landfill-at-a-time/

Hydroelectricity which uses the Earth’s water cycle to generate electricity. Water evaporates from the Earth’s surface, forms clouds, precipitates back to earth, and flows toward the ocean.

This movement of water as it flows downstream creates kinetic energy that can be converted into electricity. A hydroelectric power plant converts this energy into electricity by forcing water, often held at a dam, through a hydraulic turbine that is connected to a generator. The water exits the turbine and is returned to a stream or riverbed below the dam.

The Department of Energy has completed a resource assessment for 49 states (no report was generated for Delaware because of scarce resources). The completed work has identified 5,677 sites in the United States with undeveloped capacity of about 30,000 MW. By comparison, today there is approximately 80,000 MW of hydroelectric generating plants in the United States.

Geothermal energy is achieved by digging deep wells and pumping the heated underground water or steam to the surface. We can also use the stable temperatures near the surface of the earth to heat and cool buildings. Read more about geothermal energy, by visiting: https://theheartofamerica.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/geothermal-debate-heats-up/

Wind farms It is estimated that wind energy has the potential to provide 10 to 15 percent of future world energy requirements. Yet, if we can make use of ocean areas with high winds for wind energy, they could potentially generate 500 to 800 watts of energy per square meter. Though it is slightly less than solar energy (which generates about one kilowatt of energy per square meter), wind power can be converted to electricity more efficiently than solar energy and at a lower cost per watt of electricity produced. Read more about offshore wind farms, by visiting: https://theheartofamerica.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/offshore-wind-farms-a-dream-turned-reality/

In Conclusion;

If we use Saudi Arabia and IAE’s oil while working with Canada in figuring a way to turn their “dirty” oil into “clean” oil, working on our pre approve drilling projects, researching and implementing alternative energy options all the while cutting big oil’s subsidies/royalties and lessening the gas tax – we would be able to pull ourselves from this slippery slope of mass confusion and panic and possibly come out better than where we were before the Middle East upheaval.

Truth be told, it is going to take a lot of work and creativity to get this done but I have full faith in the American People to rise above, join together and do what is best for our Country in an effort to give our children and grandchildren a better life than what we were given.

Simply tapping our oil reserve because we are too lazy to research into the options will only hurt our future generation’s self reliance. We cannot allow this to happen- not when other countries are offering to help and when we have the solutions right outside our grasp.

Copyright (c) March 8, 2011. All rights reserved.

Published in: on March 10, 2011 at 5:17 pm  Leave a Comment  


 

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Florida to propose a light rail between TIA and Downtown Orlando.

The Atlantic Coast and it’s attempt to make Wind Power the new normal.

Breaking News

Europe, Britian, Canada, US, Germany & Switzerland move to freeze the assets of Libyan President.

Here we go again.. Iran requests access to Egypt’s Suez Canal.

Obama Administration forces sanctions and freezes on Libya.

Budget

A preview of the 2011 budget. Rating: D+.

Balancing the Budget

But wait.. there’s more.

Case in point: Eliminate big oil’s subsidies and royalties and reap the rewards .

Democrats found with their tail between their legs. Shameful.

Just Say No to State Bailouts.

NASCAR lives, educational television dies. Where are our priorities?

Northwestern Florida on edge with talk of canceling the F35.

Pentagon/Defense appropriations bill needs to be passed ASAP.

SOUND OFF: Republicans $100 billion budget cuts (details inside)

Stop attacking the defense budget.

Taxpayers and pro-lifers rejoice.

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Education

Is the Fla SB736, Merit Pay for Teachers, SB6 in disguise?

The case for school vouchers.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker explains his logic behind increasing Union’s pensions and health care contributions.

Environmental News

BP and EPA in cohorts and shortchanging Gulf states.

CG Adm Thad Allen and Bureau of OEM support an independent drilling regulatory agency.

New oil fields found despite possible risks to the environment.

Report concludes, Clean up on the oil spill is over. Personal pictures and testimony state otherwise.

Rocket fuel aka Perchlorate found in drinking water.

Raise Big Oil’s Liability Cap and Protect the People.

Eye on 2012

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Potential 2012 GOP contender telling a supporter of the Muslim faith to not, “blow sunshine up my butt”. WTG Lt Col West.

Florida Focus

EPA’S new water pollution standards impact Florida.

Florida to propose a light rail between TIA and Downtown Orlando.

Is the Fla SB736, Merit Pay for Teachers, SB6 in disguise?

Report concludes, Clean up on the oil spill is over. Personal pictures and testimony state otherwise.

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Behind the Food Safety Modernization Act

Healthcare

26 (potentially 28) states have filed a lawsuit against Obamacare.

Obamacare reform 101: If you cant repeal it, block the funding.

Senate Democrats- Finally Expressing the Unconstitutionality of the Health Care Law.

Senate strikes down health care reform road, Republicans find an alternate route.

PREDICTION: Healthcare law will be sent to the Supreme Court. Eyes on Scalia/Kagan.

Israel Concerns

Replacing evil with desperate. A deeper threat to Israel.

Thanks to Israel’s PM and FM, Palestinians are gaining momentum in the UN.

Iran Development

Iran’s new rockets and satellites have US on alert.

Job Concern

The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

Military Matters

Iran’s front of “innocence” and the Bushehr Reactor

Service wo/men in Afgahnistan are coming home.

NASA

Massive solar flare gives a peek as to what we can expect in late 2012/early 2013. In related news, Obama defunds NASA.

NASA job reduction, courtesy of President Obama

Russia, Europe and China participate in a simulated launch to Mars as the US sits in the corner.

The Discovery’s last launch will be Thursday, then it will be “shuttling” off to the Smithsonian Institution.

Poli Predictions

PREDICTION: Egypt, the Fall of Mubarack and the Bible.

PREDICTION: Value Added Tax coming to a city near you.

Social Security

Social Security will run deficits this year. We need a long term plan.

Tax Increases

“Read my lips, no new taxes”

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Published in: on February 28, 2011 at 8:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Obama Administration forces sanctions and freezes on Libya.


Heads up: Coordinated sanctions & suspended/frozen US military against Libya. As well as possible weapons embargo and freeze assets in Libya. Does Obama realize that with these steps, he has created a precedent that we must take in ALL conflicting countries where proteters are being hurt or killed by their own govt- such as Yemen, Bahrain and Iran? This was a BAD move by the Obama administration. It’s only going to breed further foreign contempt.

Published in: on February 26, 2011 at 7:29 pm  Leave a Comment  


 

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Eye on 2012

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Poli Predictions

State of the Union Response 2011

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Alternative Energy

Florida to propose a light rail between TIA and Downtown Orlando.

The Atlantic Coast and it’s attempt to make Wind Power the new normal.

Breaking News

BREAKING NEWS and VIDEO: Wisconsin’s union workers protest Gov. Walker’s budget bill with cues from Egypt.

Budget

A preview of the 2011 budget. Rating: D+.

Balancing the Budget

But wait.. there’s more.

Case in point: Eliminate big oil’s subsidies and royalties and reap the rewards .

Democrats found with their tail between their legs. Shameful.

Just Say No to State Bailouts.

NASCAR lives, educational television dies. Where are our priorities?

Northwestern Florida on edge with talk of canceling the F35.

Pentagon/Defense appropriations bill needs to be passed ASAP.

Taxpayers and pro-lifers rejoice.

Breaking News

Here we go again.. Iran requests access to Egypt’s Suez Canal.

Contact with President Obama

Contact with President Obama

Education

Is the Fla SB736, Merit Pay for Teachers, SB6 in disguise?

The case for school vouchers.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker explains his logic behind increasing Union’s pensions and health care contributions.

Environmental News

BP and EPA in cohorts and shortchanging Gulf states.

CG Adm Thad Allen and Bureau of OEM support an independent drilling regulatory agency.

New oil fields found despite possible risks to the environment.

Report concludes, Clean up on the oil spill is over. Personal pictures and testimony state otherwise.

Rocket fuel aka Perchlorate found in drinking water.

Raise Big Oil’s Liability Cap and Protect the People.

Eye on 2012

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Potential 2012 GOP contender telling a supporter of the Muslim faith to not, “blow sunshine up my butt”. WTG Lt Col West.

Food Safety

Behind the Food Safety Modernization Act

Healthcare

26 (potentially 28) states have filed a lawsuit against Obamacare.

Obamacare reform 101: If you cant repeal it, block the funding.

Senate Democrats- Finally Expressing the Unconstitutionality of the Health Care Law.

Senate strikes down health care reform road, Republicans find an alternate route.

PREDICTION: Healthcare law will be sent to the Supreme Court. Eyes on Scalia/Kagan.

Israel Concerns

Replacing evil with desperate. A deeper threat to Israel.

Thanks to Israel’s PM and FM, Palestinians are gaining momentum in the UN.

Iran Development

Iran’s new rockets and satellites have US on alert.

NASA

Massive solar flare gives a peek as to what we can expect in late 2012/early 2013. In related news, Obama defunds NASA.

NASA job reduction, courtesy of President Obama

The Discovery’s last launch will be Thursday, then it will be “shuttling” off to the Smithsonian Institution.

Poli Predictions

PREDICTION: Egypt, the Fall of Mubarack and the Bible.

PREDICTION: Value Added Tax coming to a city near you.

Social Security

Social Security will run deficits this year. We need a long term plan.

Tax Increases

“Read my lips, no new taxes”

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Published in: on February 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm  Leave a Comment