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Protesters briefly interrupt Bachmann's New Hampshire speech

"You're the state where the shot was heard round the world at Lexington and Concord," Bachmann said. Uh...sorry Michele...That was in Massachusetts, not New Hampshire.  (Mar 12, 2011 | post #5)

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NPR executive: Tea Party a bunch of 'xenophobic, gun-toti...

In a one-year period, NPR solicited comment from Conservative think tanks 239 times versus 141 times from Liberal think tanks. NPR receives 1.4% of their revenue from federal funding.  (Mar 8, 2011 | post #193)

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Bachmann forges ahead with bill to allow new St. Croix Ri...

It isn't pork when it's our pork.  (Mar 2, 2011 | post #262)

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Sticker shock at the gas pump

Who's "admitting " the amount of oil? The oil in the western fields is locked up in shale. Shale oil is mined, not pumped. The process is complex and requires large amounts of water and energy. When it's profitable to do so, lots of oil companies will start mining that oil. As the Rand report says, it will take many years to produce significant amounts of oil from western shale and it will be expensive.  (Mar 1, 2011 | post #214)

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Sticker shock at the gas pump

And you know this becauseThe Bakken deposits are being used. The total amount of oil in those fields amount to about 1-1/2 years' worth of U.S. consumption (according to your link). They are currently pumping faster than the oil can be transported. These are shale deposits and extraction costs are about $75.00/bbl. The Bakken output is about 1/2 million bbls/day. U.S. consumption is about 20 million bbls/day. The Green River deposits are also shale deposits. They will require large amounts of energy and water to mine. When it's economically viable, oil companies will start mining these deposits. "Under high growth assumptions, an oil shale production level of 1 million barrels per day is probably more than 20 years in the future, and 3 million barrels per day is probably more than 30 years into the future." http://www.rand.or g/pubs/monographs/ 2005/RAND_MG414.pd f  (Mar 1, 2011 | post #206)

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debunked here http://www.snopes. com/politics/gasol ine/bakken.asp and here http://oilslick.co m/Commentary/?id=4 5&type=1 and here http://www.factche ck.org/2009/03/us- offshore-oil-reser ves/ and several others.  (Mar 1, 2011 | post #204)

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UK removes 'Baby Gaga' breast milk ice cream from shop

I don't drink any mammalian milk -- it's not good for you.  (Feb 28, 2011 | post #4)

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Sticker shock at the gas pump

The Chinese are not drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. http://www.foxnews .com/story/0,2933, 366249,00.html  (Feb 28, 2011 | post #173)

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UK removes 'Baby Gaga' breast milk ice cream from shop

Why is drinking breast milk from cows, sheep, yaks, etc. okay but drinking breast milk from our own species is repugnant?  (Feb 28, 2011 | post #2)

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Sticker shock at the gas pump

You're wrong. Even FOX News says you're wrong. I'd follow your example and call you an idiot but that would be redundant to what's already obvious.  (Feb 27, 2011 | post #99)

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Sticker shock at the gas pump

The "temporarily abandoned" wells are not limited or dry oil wells. They are wells that have been drilled on speculation and then capped until demand and prices make them more profitable to open up.  (Feb 26, 2011 | post #84)

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Existing wells do not require drilling. They've already been drilled.  (Feb 26, 2011 | post #83)

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Sticker shock at the gas pump

The moratorium is on drilling and has nothing to do with existing wells.  (Feb 26, 2011 | post #78)

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Sticker shock at the gas pump

There are currently 27,000 abandoned oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico. Of these, 3,500 are "temporarily abandoned." They can be unplugged and put into production. Oil companies drilled the wells and then capped them so they can open them up more quickly when the oil prices go up. The BP oil spill happened when that capping process was fouled up. When oil prices go high enough, there will be plenty of oil. http://www.foxnews .com/us/2010/07/07 /gulf-awash-abando ned-oil-gas-wells/ http://www.foxnews .com/us/2010/07/07 /gulf-awash-abando ned-oil-gas-wells/  (Feb 26, 2011 | post #76)

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Sticker shock at the gas pump

Which oil company is going to keep oil in the U.S. when they can get a better price elsewhere?  (Feb 26, 2011 | post #72)