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>Change.Org Is A Front For Socialist Obama

>Get real. is a front for the Obama people who probably had something to do with the explosion at that oil well in the Gulf.

If not, why was Obama so slow in even going there are doing anything – like ordering the Coast Guard and other military to help sop up the spill. 

It has been said that Obama didn’t even follow the emergency law on the issue. That is, right after an explosion – and they’re rare – the government is supposed to put one of it’s burn-off domes over the site and burn off the oil residue, not wait ten days until it becomes a threat to Gulf states which it now is. You know what? The FEDS don’t even have in stock these domes. A lot of help they are. Next time they tell you to prepare for disaster, tell them to practice what they preach.
I say, Blame Obama for the entire event. It is a man-made event in my mind. And it was made manifoldly more serious because of Obama’s lack of experience in handling a disaster of any kind. Bobby Jindal, governor of Lousianna, is trying to respond. He’s in it because the FEDs have done almost nothing to stem the oil and take care of the problem. Now is not the time to stop drilling. We need every barrel of oil we get from offshore. It is part of the Obama plan to have seven-dollar a gallon oil before the year is out, however. 
What is criminal is that Obama’s group of socialist-communist thugs aren’t even going to investigate the real cause of the explosion. That’s outrageous. Conservatives in Congress should call for an investigation.  Especially when your group of Obama sycophants now want to cry no more drilling off shore – or anywhere perhaps.
He created this emergency – which inadvertently caused the deaths of those people (accidentally in that situation) so that he can lobby the America people for what he has always believed in – no off-shore drilling. He wants to “level the playing field” and make our electricity and other utility bills go “unnecessarily higher” and I doubt he even wants on land drilling. Otherwise, why not drill or mine in known on-land sites like ANWAR, the Utah Colorado area where oil shale is abundant or North Dakota – Montana area which has the largest known deposit of oil in the world. Give me a break, I’m not going to front for you guys. is illegitimate, unpatriotic, and anti-American on the face.

Don White
Windermere, FL

— On Thu, 5/6/10, Action Alert  wrote:

From: Action Alert
Subject: Tell Obama: No More Oil Drilling Off Our Coasts
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2010, 9:08 AM
Sign the Pledge
Dear Don,
Last week’s oil drilling disaster off the Louisiana coast is expected to become one of the largest oil disasters in North American history.
Our hearts go out to the eleven families who lost their loved ones in the oil-rig explosion.
This is a tragedy, this is avoidable and this needs to stop — oil is dirty, dangerous, and deadly.
It’s been discovered that the well is spewing five times as much oil into the ocean as originally estimated, 210,000 gallons of oil each day — and no end is in sight.
Although President Obama is committing resources toward addressing the immediate cleanup and recovery needs of Gulf Coast residents, businesses, wildlife, and marine life, we know the damage can’t be contained completely.
We will see the communities of the Gulf Coast affected with the anticipated damages for years to come. Instead of risking our lives, our coasts, our clean air, and our security by perpetuating our addiction to oil, let’s build a clean energy economy that means more jobs, less pollution, and real energy independence.
It’s time to put an end to this today.
– The Team in partnership with the Sierra Club

>Al Gore and All Green People: Cut Your Ties To OPEC For The Good Of America

There is a link at the bottom that substantiates this email!  

Here’s an interesting read, important and verifiable information :

About 6 months ago, the writer was watching a news program on oil and
one of the Forbes Bros. was the guest. The host said to Forbes, “I am going to
ask you a direct question and I would like a direct answer; how much oil does the U.S. have in the ground?” Forbes did not miss a beat, he said, “more than all the Middle East put together.” Please read below.

The U. S. Geological Service issued a report in April 2008 that only scientists and oil men knew was coming, but man was it big. It was a revised report (hadn’t been updated since 1995) on how much oil was in this area of the western 2/3 of North Dakota, western South Dakota, and
extreme eastern Montana ….. check THIS out:

The Bakken is the largest domestic oil discovery since Alaska’s Prudhoe
Bay, and has the potential to eliminate all American dependence on foreign
oil.. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates it at 503 billion barrels. Even if just 10% of the oil is recoverable… at $107 a barrel, we’re looking at a resource base worth more than $5..3 trillion.

“When I first briefed legislators on this, you could practically see their jaws hit the floor. They had no idea..” says Terry Johnson, the Montana Legislature’s financial analyst.

“This sizable find is now the highest-producing onshore oil field found in the past 56 years,” reports The Pittsburgh Post Gazette. It’s a formation known as the Williston Basin, but is more commonly referred to as the ‘Bakken.’ It stretches from Northern Montana, through North Dakota and into Canada. For years, U. S. oil exploration has been considered a dead
end. Even the ‘Big Oil’ companies gave up searching for major oil wells decades ago. However, a recent technological breakthrough has opened up the Bakken’s massive reserves…. and we now have access of up to 500 billion barrels. And because this is light, sweet oil, those billions of barrels will cost Americans just $16 PER BARREL!

That’s enough crude to fully fuel the American economy for 2041 years
straight. And if THAT didn’t throw you on the floor, then this next one should – because it’s from 2006!

U. S. Oil Discovery- Largest Reserve in the World

Stansberry Report Online – 4/20/2006

Hidden 1,000 feet beneath the surface of the Rocky Mountains lies the largest untapped oil reserve in the world. It is more than 2 TRILLION barrels. On August 8, 2005 President Bush mandated its extraction. In three and a half years of high oil prices none has been extracted. With this motherload of oil why are we still fighting over off-shore drilling?

They reported this stunning news: We have more oil inside our borders, than all the other proven reserves on earth. Here are the official estimates:

– 8-times as much oil as Saudi Arabia

– 18-times as much oil as Iraq

– 21-times as much oil as Kuwait

– 22-times as much oil as Iran

– 500-times as much oil as Yemen

– and it’s all right here in the Western United States .

HOW can this BE? HOW can we NOT BE extracting this? Because the
environmentalists and others have blocked all efforts to help America become independent of foreign oil! Again, we are letting a small group of people dictate our lives and our economy…..WHY?

James Bartis, lead researcher with the study says we’ve got more oil in this very compact area than the entire Middle East -more than 2 TRILLION barrels untapped. That’s more than all the proven oil reserves of crude oil in the world today, reports The Denver Post.

Don’t think ‘OPEC’ will drop its price – even with this find? Think again! It’s all about the competitive marketplace, – it has to. Think OPEC just might be funding the environmentalists?

This is all true. Check it out at the link below!!!

GOOGLE it, or follow this link. It will blow your mind.

>Russia, Qatar, Iran To Form Natural Gas Cartel

>Why America Isn’t The Gas Cartel

October 22, 2008
by Don White

TEHRAN, Iran – Russia, Iran and Qatar may band together to force the US and other Western countries to pay exhorbitant natural gas prices.

It will be an OPEC-style cartel on natural gas, a move which Russia is making to boost its influence in the world at the expense of the rest of us. Their energy market monopoly would span from Europe to South Asia.

Such an alliance would have little direct impact on the United States, which imports virtually no natural gas from Russia or the other nations. We get some from Canada only.

If we had any sense years ago we would have forced the Democrats to allow drilling for more oil and gas, but no. . . Democrats seem to love the split end of the flail. They better learn real fast or they are doomed to extinction.

How can he write this, you ask, when Democrats are poised to take more seats in Congress and the presidency as well? Well, it may not happen. If we get the word out, Obama is doomed. He is a weak candidate and so are all those do-nothing Democrats who will find out either in this election or in two years that Americans are angry as a wild bull.

When you excite the bull you don’t want to be standing around. You’ve got to be running down the street to safety, and that’s where the Democrats will be ruuning if they know what’s good for them. Running for office and doing nothing about energy was their past motto, but it doesn’t wash these days. Americans demand we fix the energy problem.

Do you know, America has 80 percent of all natural gas supplies in the world? Yet we import natural gas and we produce only 6 percent of world production. Is something wrong here?

Are Democrats (and Republican) s0 so naive that they can’t see the huge amount of capital leaving our shores just to heat our homes and run our cars?

Washington and Western allies worry that closer strategic ties between Russia and Iran could hinder efforts to isolate Tehran over its nuclear ambitions. In addition, the United States opposes a proposed Iranian gas pipeline to Pakistan and India, key allies.

In Europe — which counts on Russia for nearly half of its natural gas imports — any cartel controlled by Moscow poses a threat to supply and pricing.

Energy Intelligence Administration (EIA) estimates that the average residential price of natural gas in the Midwest will be about 11 percent higher than last winter, while consumption is projected to be about 1 percent higher this winter. As a result, EIA expects that the total amount spent for natural gas consumed by the Midwest residential customer during this winter will increase by more than 12 percent from the level of last winter. To understand the current high-price environment for natural gas, it is helpful to know some basics about the commodity itself and the marketplace.

Where Does Your Natural Gas Come From?

Most of the natural gas used in the United States comes from domestic production, mostly from the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountains. The remainder comes from imports, primarily from Canada. Domestic natural gas production and imported gas are usually more than enough to satisfy customer needs during the summer, allowing some supplies to be placed into storage facilities for withdrawal in the winter, when the additional requirements for space heating cause total demand to exceed production and import capabilities. Natural gas is injected into pipelines every day and transported to millions of consumers all over the country. Much of it travels long distances from production areas to population centers through interstate pipelines owned and operated by pipeline companies. Natural gas is generally delivered to residential customers and other end-use consumers through the complex network of pipes owned and operated by local distribution companies (LDCs).

Residential Customers Natural Gas Bills?

The price of natural gas has two main parts (all cost estimates include a number of taxes):

Transmission and distribution costs – to move the natural gas by pipeline from where it is produced to the customer’s local gas company, and to bring the natural gas from the local gas company to your house.

Commodity costs – the cost of the natural gas itself.

From 2002 through 2006 the cost of natural gas at the wellhead (commodity cost) has constituted more than 50 percent of the residential price, and this trend is expected to continue through the next winter (Figure 1). This relative cost pattern differs from earlier years in which the commodity cost was consistently below 50 percent. The large commodity cost share has resulted from unusually high prices for natural gas during these winters. The high prices were driven by market conditions that included weak natural gas production despite increased drilling levels, colder-than-normal weather for long periods during some heating seasons, production disruptions from hurricane activity in the Gulf of Mexico, fluctuating net import levels, and record high crude oil prices.

Figure 1. Breakdown of Natural Gas Price Paid by Residential Consumers During
the Heating Season, 2002-2008

Figure 1 is a vertical bar chart showing the breakdown of the natural gas price paid by residential consumers during the heating season, 2002-2008---with transmission and distribution costs and the cost of the commodity (the gas itself). For more information, contact the National Energy Information Center at 202-586-8800.

Mcf = Thousand cubic feet.
Source: History: Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Monthly, September 2007.
Projections: Energy Information Administration, Short Term Energy Outlook (November 2007).

Factors That Affect Natural Gas Prices

Several underlying factors affected prices for most of 2007. Depending on the factor, each has applied either upward (Up arrow graphic ) or downward (Down arrow graphic ) pressure on prices. These factors include:

Down arrowImproving Production – Natural gas production increased by 2.3 percent from 2005 to 2006. Some of this increase reflects the recovery from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Production in onshore regions expanded as drilling increased. The industry in 2006 drilled a record number of natural gas wells for a single year and drilling activity in 2008 indicates another record.

As of September 2007, the number of exploratory and developmental wells drilled surpassed the year-to-date totals for 2006 by about 5.8 percent. Production is expected to increase by about 1.3 percent in 2008. The expected expansion in 2008 reflects the impact of new deep water facilities in the Gulf of Mexico that began producing during 2007. The number of producing natural gas wells increased each year from 2000 to 2006, reaching a record level of almost 449,000 wells in 2006.

Up arrowHigh Oil Prices – Some large-volume customers (primarily industrial consumers and electricity generators) can switch between natural gas and other fuels, such as petroleum products, depending on the prices. As a result of this interrelation between fuel markets, when oil prices rise, the competitive pressure to maintain low natural gas prices diminishes, and the shift in demand to natural gas drives prices upward.

Crude oil prices increased to a record-high $93 per barrel in October, 2007 and to $147 earlier in 2008. It stands at around $70 per barrel today. Geopolitical concerns and uncertainty in financial markets have contributed to rising oil prices over most of the year. Tight global oil market conditions are expected to persist through 2008.

Down arrowNatural Gas Inventories – Based on reports from underground storage facilities for November 2, natural gas in storage reached an all-time record of 3,545 Bcf. This is 8.9 percent above the 5-year (2002-2006) average of 3,254. The record storage level reflects the favorable economics that prevailed through most of 2007, and the impact of relatively mild weather in 2006 and 2007, which reduced the need for current consumption. Natural gas inventories are expected to track at above average levels through the rest of 2008 as long as weather conditions remain close to normal.

A both left and right arrow in one   Weather Effects – As of October 2008 there has been only minor storm activity in the Gulf of Mexico, avoiding major supply disruptions, which eased the upward pressure on natural gas prices. However, a return to normal weather this winter is expected to increase residential demand by about 3.9 percent compared with the 2006-2007 season as temperatures would be somewhat colder than last year.

Average Natural Gas Prices in the United States

Since 1999, residential natural gas prices in the United States have generally increased. The 1999 national average residential price was $6.69 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf), while the 2006 average price was $13.75, which is more than double the 1999 price.

The national average price of natural gas is only part of the story, as the prices in individual States can differ greatly. These differences are often related to a market’s proximity to the producing areas, the number of pipelines in the State, and the transportation charges associated with them, as well as State regulations and degree of competition. For example, based on 2006 data, the residential consumers along the Atlantic Coast tend to pay the most, with prices ranging from $15 to more than $20 per Mcf (Figure 2). In contrast, States in the rest of the country benefit from either indigenous production or the presence of major trunk lines traversing the State. The availability of relatively abundant supplies results in prices between $10 and $15 per Mcf.

Figure 2. U.S. Residential Natural Gas Prices by State, 2006 (Dollars per Mcf)

Figure 2 is a U.S. map showing all States and the residential natural gas prices in these States for the year 2006 The States are given different colors depending on their average residential price for natural gas. For more information, contact the National energy Information Center at 202-586-8800.

Source: Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Monthly, September 2007

>Why Gas Is So High At The Pumps

>Please take a close look at this map. Then print it out and place it on your fridge where you will see it every day. This November on election day, take a long hard look at it before you go vote! Please forward this to everyone in your address book.

Gas at $4.00 a gallon. Who’s to blame?

Thanks to the environmentalist lobby and its influence on Democratic legislators in Congress, the U.S. has, for decades, been prohibite d from drilling for oil in places that we know contain billions of barrels of proven reserves.

Check out this map:

All of the ‘NO’ zones are places where the U.S., thanks to the Democratic Party, is prohibited from drilling for oil.

But wait . it gets better.

*** China, Cuba, Canada and others continue to drill off our shores where US companies are not allowed to drill because of Democratic policies!

Yes, that’s right . China and Cuba are actively exploring oil fields 50 miles from Key West, Florida while U.S. companies are barred from working in this area because of U.S. policy . So, instead of allowing the most environmentally responsible companies to operate there and increase our domestic supply, China, who has a dismal environmental record, is preparing to suck our close, lucrative oil reserves dry.


Investor’s Business Daily recently explained how irresponsible the Democrats have been on the energy crisis. They lay into what they consider to be the worst Congress ever for …

~ Failing to allow drilling in ANWR. We have, as President Bush noted, estimated capacity of a million barrels of oil a day from this source alone — enough for 27 million gallons of gas and diesel. But Congress won’t touch it, fearful of the clout of the environmental lobby. As a result, you pay through the nose at the pump so your representative can raise campaign cash.

~ Refusing to build new refineries. The U.S. hasn’t built one since 1976, yet the EPA requires at least 15 unique ’boutique’ fuel blends that can be sold in differ ent areas around the nation. This means that U.S. refinery capacity is stretched so tight that even the slightest problem at a refinery causes enormous supply problems and price spikes. Congress has done nothing about this.

~ Turning its back on nuclear power. It’s safe and, with advances in nuclear reprocessing technology, waste problems have been minimized. Still, we have just 104 nuclear plants — the same as a decade ago — producing just 19% of our total energy. (Many European nations produce 40% or more of their power with nuclear.) Granted, nuclear power plants are expensive — about $3 billion each. But they produce energy at $1.72/kilowatt-hour vs. $2.37 for coal and $6.35 for natural gas.

~ Raising taxes on energy producers. This is where a basic understanding of economics would help: Higher taxes and needless regulation lead to less production of a commodity. So by proposing ‘windfall’ and other taxes on energy companies plus tough new rules, Congress only makes our energy situation worse.

These are just a few of Congress’ sins of omission — all while India, China, Eastern Europe and the Middle East are adding more than a million barrels of new demand each and every year. New Energy Department forecasts see world oil demand growing 40% by 2030, including a 28% increase in the U.S.

Americans who are worried about the direction of their country, including runaway energy and food prices, should keep in mind the upcoming election isn’t just about choosing a new president. We’ll also pick a new Congress.

If you agree with the need to let the American people know who’s REALLY responsible for the sky-high gasoline prices we’re seeing today, please forward this e-mail to everyone you know.

If we elect a liberal Democrat as president in the Fall and keep the same Democrat-controlled Congress, nothing will change .. except gasoline prices, which will keep going up.