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#171546 Sep 13, 2013
Democracynow org wrote:
<quoted text>
What makes you think an American oil company in the Middle East is going to give you a good deal?
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TEXAS REPUBLICAN SENATOR PHIL GRAMM & ENRON MANIPULATING OIL PRICES./ Michael Greenberger, Former Director, Commodities Future Trading Commission 1997-1999./ August 5, 2009 / WASHINGTON, DC: June 24, 2008
Michael Greenberger discusses the role of unregulated oil speculators on the buying and selling of oil futures. He says legislation passed in 2000 created an environment where oil speculators influence the current day price of oil and other crude products.
http://www.cftc.gov/ucm/groups/public/ @newsroom/documents/file/heari ng080509_greenberger.pdf
Speculators' Impact on Oil Market
May 27, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/mor2rek
Michael Greenberger believes that legislation passed in 2000 created an environment where oil speculators influence the current day price of oil and other crude products.&#8194;He talked about how the legislation created the situation and current day efforts (via the Farm Bill) to close loopholes that were created in 2000.
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/205347-3
From Inventing Oil Derivatives To Deregulating The Market
June 6, 2011 / http://tinyurl.com/3ar3tlh
In April, ThinkProgress caused a stir when we uncovered a series of Koch Industries corporate documents revealing the company’s role as an oil speculator. Like many oil companies, Koch uses legitimate hedging products to create price stability. However, the documents reveal that Koch is also participating in the unregulated derivatives markets as a financial player, buying and selling speculative products that are increasingly contributing to the skyrocketing price of oil. Excessive energy speculation today is at its highest levels ever, and even Goldman Sachs now admits that at least $27 of the price of crude oil is a result from reckless speculation rather than market fundamentals of supply and demand./ http://thinkprogress.org/report/koch-oil-spec...
You do know the largest oil speculator are .... governments? No you didn't know and you don't care to know because it conflicts with you idea of reality.
Tell me, are governments/people who speculate in food comodities equally evil?

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#171547 Sep 13, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe they are afraid of the facts?
Yes, they must be shaking in their boots.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#171548 Sep 13, 2013
Why Does The United States Government Need A “Raisin Reserve?”
DOUG MATACONIS · FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013
Until I read about a Florida Congressman who wants to eliminate it, I had no idea the United States has a “raisin reserve,” and I’ve got to wonder why it ever existed in the first place:
A Florida congressman has introduced a bill that would eliminate one of the U.S. government’s most unusual institutions: the Raisin Administrative Committee, keepers of the national raisin reserve.
The raisin reserve is a program established by the Truman administration which gives the Agriculture Department a heavy-handed power to meddle in the supply and demand for raisins.
To limit the supply of raisins on the market, the government can simply take tons of raisins from the farmers who grew them. The raisins go into a “reserve.” They are often kept off the U.S. market: sold overseas, perhaps, or given to needy schoolchildren.
Sometimes, the farmers don’t get paid a cent in return.
A decade ago, California farmer Marvin Horne defied the reserve, refusing to hand over his raisins to the government. The Agriculture Department took him to court, and this year the case reached the U.S. Supreme Court.
The high court sent Horne’s case back to an appeals court in California, which will soon hear Horne’s argument that the Constitution prohibits government from taking his raisins without just compensation. Horne’s case was featured in a Washington Post article in early July.
On Thursday, Rep. Trey Radel (R)introduced a bill that would eliminate the reserve’s legal underpinnings. It would end the 1949 rule, Marketing Order 989, that created the Raisin Administrative Committee and the reserve.
“In my opinion, this is nothing short of theft,” said Radel, a freshman member from the Fort Myers area. He said he had no ties to the raisin industry or to raisin farmers, mainly located thousands of miles away in Northern California.
http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/why-does-the...
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#171549 Sep 13, 2013
Learn to Read wrote:
<quoted text>
I see you continue to declare your stupidity
LMAO! I see you haven't anything to say, so why put your feeble brain to the task of trying.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#171550 Sep 13, 2013
Molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor poses calamity for marine life
As much as 1,400 tons of molasses spill into Honolulu Harbor, killing thousands of fish, and officials say there's no way to clean it up.

By Matt Pearce
September 13, 2013, 3:37 p.m.
Fish began dying en masse in the waters around Honolulu after hundreds of thousands of gallons of molasses spilled into Honolulu Harbor early this week, and there's nothing officials can do to clean it up.

Thousands of fish have died from the sugary sludge. Crabs lay dead along the harbor bottom while more fish floated listlessly, some seeming to gasp above the surface of the water contaminated by the syrupy sweetener.

The spill is one of the worst man-made disasters to hit Hawaii in recent memory, officials said, not least because no one has quite seen anything like it.
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-honolulu-...

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#171551 Sep 13, 2013
London Beer Flood
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The London Beer Flood happened on 16 October 1814 in the parish of St. Giles, London, England. At the Meux and Company Brewery[1] on Tottenham Court Road,[1][2] a huge vat containing over 135,000 imperial gallons (610,000 L) of beer ruptured, causing other vats in the same building to succumb in a domino effect. As a result, more than 323,000 imperial gallons (1,470,000 L) of beer burst out and gushed into the streets. The wave of beer destroyed two homes and crumbled the wall of the Tavistock Arms Pub, trapping teenage employee Eleanor Cooper under the rubble.

“Politically Incorrect”

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#171552 Sep 13, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
Why, are you an English-American? Do you watch Russia from where you are? Bring on the Ritz crackers.
Had to stop laughing at your juvenile response before I could reply, Jackazz from Ottawa. You have no place here. You live in a thoroughly Socialist, messed up country, yet you deem yourself worthy and important enough to comment on American issues, too funny. You would do well to focus on your own domestic problems, before you pretend to know how to solve the problems of Our country.

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#171553 Sep 13, 2013
Learn to Read wrote:
<quoted text>
Come to think of it - Romper seems to be desperate for a visitor.(I believe Tuesday is visitation day at the "farm".). I'm sure he'd find you a cup if you stopped in to see him.
After he openly fantasized over what kind and color of underwear I was wearing?

Not for all the coffee in Columbia.

I am sure he could find a visitor in a rest stop or a barn or something.
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#171554 Sep 13, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
Exploration and exploitation BIG with Russians as is huge export deal with Japan. And , as you wrote, creation of incredible red tape making it impossible for Exxon and other U.S. companies to stay in Iraq. No Wmd's , no Al Qaeda, no Taliban, no Hezbollah, no Iranians found, no war reparations and now NO OIL, "get the hell out, Yanks". Mission accomplished.
LMAO! Yep, you are correct, it took 1400 Syrians to find the WMD!
Yep, on Al Qaeda, no Taliban, no Hezbollah, no Iranians found, we killed them and the dogs ate them.
Mission Accomplished, since oil wasn't the reason for the war.
Oh, have you apologized to Rogue?

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#171555 Sep 13, 2013
Democracynow org wrote:
Weapons of Mass Distraction: The Big, Long Lie about Iraq Lingers Still
The Iraq War remains with us as long as the lies continue and those responsible avoid accountability / by Dennis Kucinich / Video
October 10, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/9mfw57r
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/10/10-4
I put Kucinich right in between Ron Paul and Alan Grayson.

Elite politicians. The very best of what America has.
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#171556 Sep 13, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
Your strategy is very sound. Er, isn't that what you did in 2003? You should be teaching tactics at West Point or politics at Harvard or Yale or Princeton, Justice LRS oops, Dale. Brilliant.
LMAO! You don't need battlefield tactics for nukes, just push the button, sit back and "it's Miller time". Yep, no need for a mop-up campaign, the dogs will take care of that and in about two weeks the dogs will be gone, very tidy, eh!

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

RationalState

#171557 Sep 13, 2013
AlaskaGirl wrote:
<quoted text>Had to stop laughing at your juvenile response before I could reply, Jackazz from Ottawa. You have no place here. You live in a thoroughly Socialist, messed up country, yet you deem yourself worthy and important enough to comment on American issues, too funny. You would do well to focus on your own domestic problems, before you pretend to know how to solve the problems of Our country.
Yet "AlaskaGirl" deems herself worthy to comment on Canada as a "messed up country".

Hypocrite.
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
Why, are you an English-American? Do you watch Russia from where you are? Bring on the Ritz crackers.

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#171558 Sep 13, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
4,500 U.S. military killed, 32, 000 severely wounded, over 150,000 Iraqis killed (just Iraqis), 1 million wounded,(just Iraqis), country's infrastructure devastated, cost to the U.S. of over $2 trillion, alienation of allies and further alienation of foes, and the list goes on . No WMDs found, no Al Qaeda or Taliban or Iranians or Hesbollah found (all found now) and U.S. oil companies coerced out, big contracts given to "friendly" Russia and Japan.
Justice ha ha LRS's reaction ?: "LMAO Waa Waa Waa LMAO"
P.S. Easy, as of course, he didn't have to go.
I think he is only deployed when we absolutely need someone to yell... "faggitts!" and then shit themselves with laughter.
It is a very specialized field.

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#171559 Sep 13, 2013
Democracynow org wrote:
<quoted text>
What makes you think an American oil company in the Middle East is going to give you a good deal?
==========
Gotta love the extreme naivete it takes to think that because we war for oil American citizens would naturally be paying 99 cents a gallon.

As if we are all on the same team or something.
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#171560 Sep 13, 2013
Democracynow org wrote:
<quoted text>
What makes you think an American oil company in the Middle East is going to give you a good deal?
==========
TEXAS REPUBLICAN SENATOR PHIL GRAMM & ENRON MANIPULATING OIL PRICES./ Michael Greenberger, Former Director, Commodities Future Trading Commission 1997-1999./ August 5, 2009 / WASHINGTON, DC: June 24, 2008
Michael Greenberger discusses the role of unregulated oil speculators on the buying and selling of oil futures. He says legislation passed in 2000 created an environment where oil speculators influence the current day price of oil and other crude products.
http://www.cftc.gov/ucm/groups/public/ @newsroom/documents/file/heari ng080509_greenberger.pdf
Speculators' Impact on Oil Market
May 27, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/mor2rek
Michael Greenberger believes that legislation passed in 2000 created an environment where oil speculators influence the current day price of oil and other crude products.&#8194;He talked about how the legislation created the situation and current day efforts (via the Farm Bill) to close loopholes that were created in 2000.
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/205347-3
From Inventing Oil Derivatives To Deregulating The Market
June 6, 2011 / http://tinyurl.com/3ar3tlh
In April, ThinkProgress caused a stir when we uncovered a series of Koch Industries corporate documents revealing the company’s role as an oil speculator. Like many oil companies, Koch uses legitimate hedging products to create price stability. However, the documents reveal that Koch is also participating in the unregulated derivatives markets as a financial player, buying and selling speculative products that are increasingly contributing to the skyrocketing price of oil. Excessive energy speculation today is at its highest levels ever, and even Goldman Sachs now admits that at least $27 of the price of crude oil is a result from reckless speculation rather than market fundamentals of supply and demand./ http://thinkprogress.org/report/koch-oil-spec...
LMAO! We don't need their oil, the only reason we by it is to keep them from starving, the more we by the stronger they get. What is the logic with us buying foreign oil?
If it were in my power, I would regulate the price of oil in the US at 35 dollars a barrel, I can remember when it was under three bucks.

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#171561 Sep 13, 2013
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
Huh? Why would the court be afraid of the facts in a case with no merit?
Rouge the Stooge with another non sequitur.
<quoted text>
Thanks for saving me two sentences.

Well, one now.

Doh!

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#171562 Sep 13, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
You did not show any proof that any Republican interfered with the CIA/DIA's intelligence. It was not until the Patriot Act removed a Jimmy Carter law that prevented the FBI and the CIA/DIA from talking to each other.
Jimmy Carter almost totally dismantled the CIA and it took Reagan almost his whole eight years to restore the CIA.
So... THAT prick is responsible for the CIA?

Thanks Reagan. You just fell about 37 slots on my first to worst list of presidents.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#171563 Sep 13, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor poses calamity for marine life
As much as 1,400 tons of molasses spill into Honolulu Harbor, killing thousands of fish, and officials say there's no way to clean it up.
By Matt Pearce
September 13, 2013, 3:37 p.m.
Fish began dying en masse in the waters around Honolulu after hundreds of thousands of gallons of molasses spilled into Honolulu Harbor early this week, and there's nothing officials can do to clean it up.
Thousands of fish have died from the sugary sludge. Crabs lay dead along the harbor bottom while more fish floated listlessly, some seeming to gasp above the surface of the water contaminated by the syrupy sweetener.
The spill is one of the worst man-made disasters to hit Hawaii in recent memory, officials said, not least because no one has quite seen anything like it.
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-honolulu-...
Your link said : "no one has quite seen anything like it." Check this out, and same thing happened in Halifax, Nova Scotia. And, the Boston one was worse than the Hawaii one, yes, 21 dead.

The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

Although it's been almost 90 years since the flood, they say that on a hot day, the streets in some parts of Boston still bleed molasses.

On January 15, 1919, a sound later described as a dull, muffled roar emanated briefly from the six-story-tall molasses tank at the Purity Distilling Company. This grumbling was heard for only a moment, when it was shortly interrupted by a terrific explosion that sent the tank's half-inch-thick sheet iron shell flying through the air in three giant pieces. The force of the explosion demolished several nearby buildings, including a fire station which was crushed by a huge chunk of the steel tank, and the Purity offices which were flattened.

Even more catastrophically, the tank's two-and-a-half million gallons of molasses were loosed upon the city. A huge wave of molasses flowed swiftly down the surrounding streets, pushing buildings off their foundations and overturning wagons, carts, horses, and motorcars. It broke the girders of a nearby elevated train, and tossed a train from its tracks. The streets were quickly filled with the sticky debris of ruined buildings, and syrupy molasses sludge up to three feet deep.

Rescue efforts began immediately, but most who ventured into the mess quickly became mired in the goo, and soon required rescuing themselves. Terrified survivors were seen running away from the chaotic scene covered from head to toe in dark brown molasses.

The molasses in Purity's fifty-eight foot tall storage tank had been awaiting transfer to their processing plant, where it would then be used for sweetener, and to be used in making ethyl alcohol for drinking-liquor and munitions. The exact cause of the explosion was never determined, but it is generally attributed to unseasonably warm temperatures combined with defects in the tank. Reports indicate that when the tank was first filled with molasses, so many leaks appeared that Purity had it painted brown to hide them.

In all, twenty-one lives were lost in the disaster-- mostly to crushing and asphyxiation-- and 150 injuries were reported. It is said that a lawyer for Purity arrived on the scene within hours and tried to pin the disaster on anarchist saboteurs, but despite this continued insistence, the company ultimately paid out about $1 million in settlements, equivalent to about $11 million today. The nearby harbor remained brown through the rest of the winter and spring, and it took over six months to clean the structures, automobiles, and cobblestone streets of the sticky mess.

By coincidence, the 18th amendment of the US Constitution was ratified the very next day, enabling the Prohibition.

Written by Alan Bellows, posted on 23 September 2005. Alan is the founder/designer/head writer/managing editor of Damn Interesting.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#171564 Sep 13, 2013
AlaskaGirl wrote:
<quoted text>Had to stop laughing at your juvenile response before I could reply, Jackazz from Ottawa. You have no place here. You live in a thoroughly Socialist, messed up country, yet you deem yourself worthy and important enough to comment on American issues, too funny. You would do well to focus on your own domestic problems, before you pretend to know how to solve the problems of Our country.
Doing double shift, are you? Watching over Russia AND Canada. Wow. Yes, we are a troubled socialist country, indebted, high unemployment, misery, name it. Please keep watching over us and showing the way. Thank you.
Learn to Read

Indianapolis, IN

#171565 Sep 13, 2013
Justice Dale wrote:
<quoted text>LMAO! I see you haven't anything to say, so why put your feeble brain to the task of trying.
Since we know that you can't comprehend English, why would I waste effort on you. I certainly don't give a crap about you except as a source of amusement

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