Category Archives: Energy / Oil

I Am Offended by Your Compliment!


There are five (yep, count ‘em – only five) allegedly Native Americans who are so upset by the term “Redskins” that they have sought help from the government to help them suppress this oppressive abuse caused by the use of … Continue reading

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Ceteris Paribus in Government Assumptions


Have you ever noticed that the word “unexpected” keeps cropping up in announcement after announcement coming out of the White House, the various agencies within the Executive Branch and in news reports concerning the unintended consequences associated with things that … Continue reading

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Zen, Galileo and Global Warming


Followers of Zen have a word that specifically describes a special event, a recognition of some profound truth or reality – satori. Satori is often described as a sudden awakening, and I recently experienced satori for myself. All of us … Continue reading

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How Effective is an “Oil Free Zone”?


Unless you have been living under a very large rock in the middle of the Mojave Desert, with no wifi and the battery in your lap top died about four years ago, you ought to have at least a passing … Continue reading

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The CBO Gets It Wrong


So much has been made of the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) assessment of Obamacare and its adverse impact on employment and the resulting “Hey!  Look a bunny!” responses from the White House and other brain impaired Democrats, that I fear … Continue reading

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Living has Consequences


Elections have consequences.  Really?  Well, thank you so very much, Captain Obvious. One small observation though. You’re dead wrong. Elections, in and of themselves, don’t have consequences.  Choices have consequences.  Who you choose to vote for has consequences.  Who you … Continue reading

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So, the NSA Snoops Don’t Stifle Dissent, Do They?


I just wandered out to the mailbox to check our mail, and right on top was a letter from the NY State Department of Taxation and Finance. Normally, I would have looked at it and thought, “What did those idiots … Continue reading

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It’s For My Own Good?


Originally published at Canada Free Press I happened across an as-yet-to-be-published review in the New York Review of Books  of a newly released book by Sarah Conly.  The review itself is apparently scheduled for publication on March 7, 2013 and … Continue reading

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France stumbling badly in Mali


The recent French incursion into Mali, with insufficient troops, insufficient logistical support, insufficient intelligence and insufficient drone capabilities while targeting a determined insurgent Muslim terrorist organization reportedly affiliated with Al Qaeda is a stark reminder of just how inept the … Continue reading

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Is Politics Important?


I was talking to my son the other day.  He’s been under a lot of stress lately, and after listening to him vent for about 20 minutes, I thought a change of topic would help.  So in passing I asked … Continue reading

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