Petroleum

Stock Crisis Helps Consumers In Short Term

HE SUDDEN COLLAPSE OF COMMODITIES that drove oil prices back below $70 a barrel Thursday is reverberating through the world economy from Alberta to Texas to Timbuktu. While falling commodities prices are helping struggling American consumers and businesses with dramatically lower energy costs, they are devastating rising stars such as Brazil, Russia, Dubai and Australia. Even China, the engine behind the commodity boom, is faltering, though it remains one of the only emerging-market juggernauts that still has growing surpluses of cash to keep plowing into U.S. financial markets. Indexes of major commodities from copper and wheat to coal and corn...

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Obama's Radical Comrades Eat Empire Cake

ESPITE SUPPOSEDLY HAVING authored two autobiographies, Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists. This story of course, is very old news to anyone with a dial-up account or better except to the Rip van Winkles working three point five jobs just to keep a roof over theirs and their families' heads. But the Two-Fisted Quorum is relieved...


Rockefellers Rip Exxon

As someone who actually spent quality time among the Rockefellers working for the minimum wage of $1.65/hr during my years as a teenager on offshore Cumberland Island, GA, this story warmed my heart. I spent several years in manual labor doing an odd assortment of jobs learning the construction trade from the time I was fourteen up through my senior year in highschool on the island where my pop worked as a master carpenter. Cumberland remains accessible to this day either by boat or by small four or six-seater plane, the latter to land on an old field requiring one...


Lethal Stupidities

ound posted by a fellow known as Wellington: "As Menachem Begin said, Saudi Arabia is not a country, it's a family (and a horrible family at that). This story about the percentage of terrorists in Iraq who are Saudi Arabian, functions as just one more reason why America must move to almost complete energy independence. We need to explore in ANWAR. (And please spare me the environmental concerns. Anwar is the size of West Virginia and less than 1% or it would have to be drilled, and then with the most sophisticated drilling equipment the world has ever seen.) We...


America's Limp Leadership

oes the average Joe Hammerhead seeking clues to what ails his country tis of thee really have a clean shot at figuring out why its limp leadership also appears to be deaf, dumb, and blind in ignoring those rather obvious factors poised to take us down, but I'll take a shot. In short, it appears there are several things hamstringing the United States government in responding to these Islamic thugs commingling in our midst: 1) Saudi money. The Saudis for decades have had a program where any retiring pol who says good things about Saudi Arabia gets nice big fat...