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  • nuevovida nuevovida Jan 16, 2006 9:01 AM Flag

    Send a Huge Message To GWB!

    Want to send a huge message to GWB, C. Rice, D. Rummy, et al?

    Park your cars, ride your bikes, walk, take the bus to work and stay away from the gas pump!!!

    The U.S. bombs kids in Pakistan yet Rice offers no apology. What is this?

    'Makin hay while the sun shines' is what the oil and gas boys and girls are telling us and we all know where GWB was born!!!

    If only 1 million Americans stopped using their cars and trucks TODAY, this would send a huge message to Washington and the 'leaders'.

    They are shafting us, it's time to do a little shafting back don't you think!

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    • Market Insight:

      "Traders’ lust brings out energy’s volatility"

      By Pan Kwan Yuk in New York

      Published: January 16 2006 17:24 | Last updated: January 16 2006 17:24

      Energy stocks revealed their wild side in 2005.

      Long viewed as the investment equivalent of a faithful, long-term commitment, they became a vehicle for traders’ one-night stands.

      Soaring crude prices, and the resulting rise in corporate profits have made energy stocks an attractive target for momentum players – funds that buy an asset because it is trending in one direction on high volume.

      This might explain the sharp increase in the number of speculative positions in energy stocks.

      FWIW: THE REPORT (www.ft.com/) CAN BE ACCESSED AT THE BUD YAHOO COMPANY MESSAGE BOARD, Message #'s 32317 and 32318.

    • Market Insight:

      "Traders’ lust brings out energy’s volatility"

      By Pan Kwan Yuk in New York

      Published: January 16 2006 17:24 | Last updated: January 16 2006 17:24

      Energy stocks revealed their wild side in 2005.

      Long viewed as the investment equivalent of a faithful, long-term commitment, they became a vehicle for traders’ one-night stands.

      Soaring crude prices, and the resulting rise in corporate profits have made energy stocks an attractive target for momentum players – funds that buy an asset because it is trending in one direction on high volume.

      This might explain the sharp increase in the number of speculative positions in energy stocks.

      FWIW: THE REPORT (www.ft.com/) CAN BE ACCESSED AT THE BUD YAHOO COMPANY MESSAGE BOARD, Message #'s 32317 and 32318.

    • continued....GWB & his cronies can't even pay due respect to the family of a U.S. soldier who was killed in action in Iraq, by 'friendly fire' it seems.

      This is pathetic and GWB should be impeached. Isn't he a liar and traitor to all but his inner-circle of Ivy Leagers?

      This isn't about being liberal or conservative. This is about being a decent human being.

      continued....

      "I think Bush needed Ohio to swing the election, and I think they didn't want the publicity of what really happened to Jesse," she said.

      White House officials do not comment on personal conversations Bush has with families of the fallen, said Trent Duffy, a White House spokesman.

      "He does offer to help, and these are genuine offers and they are followed through," Duffy said, adding that sometimes getting information to families takes time. "It is never fast enough, but there is a deliberate and careful system of checks and balances to make sure the most sensitive information is accurate."

      The final casualty report was prepared on Nov. 22, 2004, attributing Buryj's death to "hostile action."

      The death certificate said he died within "minutes" of sustaining the gunshot wound, but it listed the time of death as hours after the incident.

      The final autopsy report, dated Nov. 24, 2004, attributed the death to friendly fire, but Peggy Buryj didn't receive it until February.

      She says it was the first indication she had that her son was killed by friendly fire.

      One other inconsistency: The Army Safety Center officially lists Buryj as having died from U.S. friendly fire, according to an Army spokeswoman, though U.S. investigations rule out gunshots by Americans.

      Peggy Buryj received her official briefing on her son's death in April.

      An Army officer confirmed that he had been killed by friendly fire and indicated that Polish troops "most likely" fired the deadly shot.

      On the PowerPoint presentation used in the briefing, this statement appeared:

      "12 May 2004, 1400 notified next of kin on change of finding from hostile incident to friendly fire incident."

      Peggy and Amber Buryj said they were shocked and disputed the claim that they had been told so early: If that was true, why would they have spent the better part of a year trying to find out how Jesse died?

      Peggy Buryj said the briefers had no response. Asked about the discrepancy for this article, Army spokesmen said they do not discuss individual cases.

      Officials at the Casualty and Memorial Affairs Operation Center in Alexandria said they have been working to improve notification efforts, especially in friendly-fire cases. Communication breakdowns between officials on the battlefield and those in the United States have caused delays in passing along information, and the Army has become well aware of the effects of having an incomplete story.

      "We understand that a full accounting of the events leading to a loved one's death provides a sense of closure to such a tragic event in their lives," said Col. Mary Torgersen, who runs the center.

      "The Army is constantly seeking ways to improve how we conduct casualty operations. . . .

      There is nothing more important to that family than knowing the truth about how their loved one died."

      Despite her frustration, Peggy Buryj continues to support her president and the war, believing her son did not die in vain. She even wrote to Bush in April, thanking him "for being my son's Commander in Chief."

      But both Peggy and Amber Buryj said they are convinced they will never hear the whole story of how Jesse died. "I still feel like I need answers," Amber said. "You can't just put something like that to rest when you love someone so much. You need to know."

      © 2006 The Washington Post Company

    • AP
      Oil Prices Jump on Concerns About Iran
      Monday January 16, 10:42 pm ET
      By Gillian Wong, Associated Press Writer
      Oil Prices Jump to Near $65 a Barrel on Political Concerns Over Iran, Nigeria


      SINGAPORE (AP) --

      Crude oil prices jumped Tuesday as Iran's nuclear ambitions and an attack on an oil platform in Nigeria kept traders edgy over potential supply snags.

      Light, sweet crude for February delivery rose 98 cents to $64.90 a barrel in Asian electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The front-month contract on Friday dropped 2 cents to settle at $63.92 a barrel.

      IMAGINE what would happen should chip prices double tomorrow. A price freeze would probably be issued immediately by Greenspan and Company!

      AGAIN, send a message by parking your cars tomorrow.

      No more trips to the gas pump ='s more free time for whatever you like.

      • 1 Reply to nuevovida
      • GWB & his cronies can't even pay due respect to the family of a U.S. soldier who was killed in action in Iraq, by 'friendly fire'.

        This is pathetic and GWB should be impeached. Isn't he a liar and traitor to all but his inner-circle of Ivy Leagers?

        This isn't about being liberal or conservative. This is about being a decent person.

        Wake Up!!!

        "An Army death, and a family left in the dark
        ‘Friendly fire’ incident in Iraq remains murky"

        ....."Peggy and Amber Buryj believe they were strung along because Jesse's death became a diplomatic embarrassment.

        Documents obtained by The Washington Post reveal one investigation that was abruptly terminated because of diplomatic concerns, another that was not shared with Polish allies, and delays in the release of official reports about Buryj's death.

        Those documents were not issued until after Bush was reelected -- with the help of a slim margin in Buryj's home state of Ohio".....


        By Josh White
        The Washington Post
        Updated: 5:49 a.m. ET Jan. 17, 2006


        WASHINGTON - Army Spec. Jesse Buryj was in the gun turret of a Humvee that night, guarding a traffic circle in Karbala, Iraq. The soldiers were on edge -- they had been warned about a car bomb -- so when a dump truck came barreling into the intersection, they opened fire from all sides. But the truck kept coming and crashed into Buryj's armored vehicle, sending the 21-year-old hurtling to the ground.

        The next day, May 5, 2004, an Army officer notified Buryj's wife and parents in Canton, Ohio, that he had been killed in a crash early that morning. Several days later, as the family pressed for more information, a casualty assistance officer said that Buryj also had been shot. A death certificate that arrived in July listed a gunshot wound as the cause of death, but provided no information about the circumstances.

        Peggy Buryj asked everyone she could to help find out the details of her son's last hours. She even asked President Bush when she and other grieving parents met with him during a campaign stop in hotly contested Ohio. He promised to look into it. Soon afterward, she said, his campaign called and asked her to appear in a commercial for him, but she declined.

        Months went by with no clarification. "We had a lot of questions," said Amber Buryj, 22, Jesse Buryj's bride of seven months. "We were left in the dark."

        And in the dark they stayed. Family members say they were not told Jesse was killed by "friendly fire," though the Army later said they were. They did not know that Polish soldiers with Jesse's unit may have fired the fatal shot and that his death had the potential to cause a rift with a coalition partner right before the 2004 presidential election. They asked friends in Jesse's platoon what had happened, but the soldiers had been told not to discuss the incident until the investigation was complete.

        Even today, 20 months later, Peggy Buryj -- a Bush supporter who believes strongly in the Iraq war -- is left with swirling questions, a shattered faith in the Army, and the unsettling feeling that her son's death has been sullied by partisan politics and international intrigue.

        The Tillman parallel
        Of the approximately 1,500 Army deaths so far in the Iraq war, 11 have been officially attributed to friendly fire.

        Even Army officials acknowledge that the number is too low, citing the difficulty of ascertaining the cause of death during intense firefights.

        But military experts agree there's another reason friendly-fire cases are often left unexamined: morale.

        Retired Lt. Col. Charles R. Shrader said these incidents can be so devastating to other troops that it is "not helpful" to investigate most of them.

        "The only reason for pursuing one of these things (?) is to work out the rules and principles to avoid it in the future," he said. continued...

    • Clinton was not in office in 1992!!! Try 1993 and the perpetrators are in jail!!!

    • >>Park your cars, ride your bikes, walk, take the bus to work and stay away from the gas pump!!!<<

      Hell, this is the first time I can recall agreeing with a liberal jackass. Please DO park your car, walk, ride a bicycle (no motors allowed!), take the bus and stay away from gas. You and your liberal buddies don�t have the intelligence to be driving anyway! The roads will be safer for everyone.

      Thanks

      -texican

    • "Dubby Ya still hasn't found Osama. "

      Good point...Clinton was in office only 1 month during first WTC attack, did NOT blame Bush Sr, and put in jail those responsible.

      Bush was in office 8 months during 9/11 attack, GOP blamed Clinton as much as they could, and OBL is still loose.

    • WRONG!!!

      First, the bombing was in 1993. Bush Senior was still President in 1992, dummy.

      Clinton was in office only a month before the 1993 bombings. He didn't blame Bush Senior, he put the perps are in prison.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Trade_Center_bombing

      Dubby Ya still hasn't found Osama.

    • The WTC wetre attacked in 1992 and the BOZO in charge was Willy Jeff Clinton. AND HE DID NOTHING.

    • Until the population is down too where the bum and his cronies want it. Any traffic jams where you live lately, any road rage where you live lately any shooting's,mobs beating's,anything that tells you things have changed for the worst in the last 5 years.bush and his cronies are behind it all from stealing the election's and the tower's on down and with the help of allthe crooked politican's. And i mean all.

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