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  • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie May 18, 2010 2:05 PM Flag

    Akamai has joined the fight against the regime's taxation

    . . . Today every member of Congress will receive a letter signed by more than 1400 chief executive officers, founders and entrepreneurs urging lawmakers to recognize the critical role that venture capital has played in the US economy and retain a long term capital gains tax incentive for venture capital carried interest. . . . As the letter states, such a proposal would effectively double the taxes on those who are committed to building companies, creating jobs and bringing innovation to market at a time when America needs this activity the most.

    . . . Signers represented a broad base of industries . . . and included CEOs and other leaders from companies such as AMD, Akamai . . . . Additional signers included notable academics from institutions such as MIT . . . .

    The letter made three specific points . . . :

    Read the fighting words at:

    http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/More-Than-1400-CEOs-Company-Founders-Entrepreneurs-Implore-Congress-Preserve-Capital-1262657.htm

    http://www.
    marketwire.com/press-release/More-Than-1400
    -CEOs-Company-Founders-Entrepreneurs
    -Implore-Congress-Preserve-Capital-1262657.htm


    What a rotten shame that our capitalist business leaders have to IMPLORE the regime to allow those who work for the economy's betterment to actually KEEP some of the recompense!

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    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Jun 28, 2010 2:10 PM Flag

      >>I saw that one and it sounded realistic . . . inside a hurricane the surface becomes diffused, the oil and water become mixed and aeriated then picked up and carried inland when the hurricane hits the coast to cover everything with a layer of oil. I thought uh-oh. Then I read an article by (I believe) Joe Bastardi and he pooh-poohed that notion, saying the oil wouldn't get picked up and blown around. I doubt anyone really knows and we won't find out until it happens.<<

      I don't recognize that name. What is Joe Bastardi's background? I don't know the background, either, of the one who wrote the other article. I tend to believe the first author because oil floats on water. How could it not get picked up like a leaf floating on water and blown everywhere?

      You've probably seen the oil has now reached Mississippi's shores. In this Reuters report:

      <Although a hurricane would interrupt BP's efforts to cap the well and clean up the spill, some specialists say the heavy weather could actually help mitigate the environmental damage by dispersing the oil.>

      This seems to be a full-length version of shorter Reuters reports I've seen elsewhere.

      http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=11030073

      http://
      abcnews.go.com/print?id=11030073

      To where would that oil be dispersed? Througout the Gulf or into the air and onto land?

      Do you wonder why the shorter versions left out this?

      <Mississippi state officials and the U.S. Coast Guard, who said they expect more oil to arrive, were waiting on BP contractors to start cleaning up.

      "Life as I know it is over. What are we going to do if nobody cares to act fast enough?" asked Mike Hollings, a local resident who cried as he stared at the oil on the beach.>

    • >><The First OilCane? What Happens if a Hurricane Rides over the Oil Spill
      . . .><<

      I saw that one and it sounded realistic . . . inside a hurricane the surface becomes diffused, the oil and water become mixed and aeriated then picked up and carried inland when the hurricane hits the coast to cover everything with a layer of oil. I thought uh-oh. Then I read an article by (I believe) Joe Bastardi and he pooh-poohed that notion, saying the oil wouldn't get picked up and blown around. I doubt anyone really knows and we won't find out until it happens.

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Jun 27, 2010 3:41 PM Flag

      >>I don't know (what use would that be, they have to worry about the oil nearby on the surface), but I doubt that geyser is hot, in fact it's probably very cold. The problem BP has been having is with water ice crystals forming in their equipment and clogging things.<<

      I wasn't thinking about the geyser's temperature but about all the pollution it was gushing out into the ocean and atmosphere. Maybe reporters should call it a gusher, or does that conjur up a less forceful image, more like a fountain?

      So far, no more reports at OilPrice.com, but I found a better page to bookmark there. This page lists all of OilPrice's reports from all the authors it publishes and includes a one-sentence précis of each. Reports are listed from the most recent down to the oldest. Some that you haven't read yet unless you browsed through the site:

      <The First OilCane? What Happens if a Hurricane Rides over the Oil Spill
      . . .>

      <Secret Footage from the BP Boardroom of Devastating Coffee Spill
      Our inside sources have provided us with secret footage that was filmed in the BP boardroom when a new spill broke...>

      <9 Important Points about the BP Blowout – Part 1
      Here is what a couple of offshore drilling engineers told me about the BP Blowout…
      . . .>

      <Winners and Losers from The Gulf Oil Spill
      The oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico provides a near-perfect onshore platform for political...>

      http://oilprice.com/Environment/Oil-Spills/

      http://
      oilprice.com/Environment/Oil-Spills/

    • >>Are your county people keeping an eye on that undersea live video?<<

      I don't know (what use would that be, they have to worry about the oil nearby on the surface), but I doubt that geyser is hot, in fact it's probably very cold. The problem BP has been having is with water ice crystals forming in their equipment and clogging things.

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Jun 27, 2010 4:07 AM Flag

      >>Oh He does, He does. The only problem is He tends to sweep it under the rug, or the sand in this case so you end up with layers of tar separated by the nice clean white sand.<<

      I think BP is the one doing that.

      It finally occurred to me to save screenshots of the undersea camera's live feeds so I can compare them as they progress . . . I was about to tell you that I didn't know what the additional yellow above and to the right of a thing that looks like a brass disc (about half as high as it is wide) indicates (that I saw earlier), and I thought 'maybe nothing', but I just now looked again and it looks so different that it made me gasp. The billowing cloud of smoke no longer looks ugly brown like it did a couple days ago, or lighter brown and tinged with orange as it did earlier, but now is a very dark brown with dark reddish glow in its under part (reflecting from the now even larger expanse of bright yellow below it?), and the thing that resembled a brass disc now looks orange and somewhat molten, though that molten appearance is more likely just an illusion given by the sharper contrasts. The smoke and glowing metal look like a menacing inferno!

      http://www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_internet/globalbp/globalbp_uk_english/incident_response/STAGING/local_assets/html/Skandi_ROV2.html

      http://www.
      bp.com/liveassets/bp_internet/globalbp/
      globalbp_uk_english/incident_response/
      STAGING/local_assets/html/Skandi_ROV2.html

      Are your county people keeping an eye on that undersea live video?

    • >>:-) It might not be a bad idea to suggest it to him [to clean up the beaches]. <<

      Oh He does, He does. The only problem is He tends to sweep it under the rug, or the sand in this case so you end up with layers of tar separated by the nice clean white sand.

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Jun 26, 2010 7:47 AM Flag

      >>Yes i saw he had stock in an oil company, $15,000 worth I think. Didn't know he sold it but good. Hard to believe anyone would think he'd fix the case so his stock would soar up to say $16,000.<<

      The $1,000 profit would probably be marbles to the judge compared to his other income. The MSM wouldn't think he'd fix the case for a piddling stock profit, but they would sure like their audience to think that.

      >>Then he should clean up the beaches.<<

      :-) It might not be a bad idea to suggest it to him.

      I forgot to tell you that on the 22nd Reuters reported a US scientist's finding that methane in the Gulf is "astonishingly high."

      <As much as 1 million times the normal level of methane gas has been found in some regions near the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, enough to potentially deplete oxygen and create a dead zone, U.S. scientists said on Tuesday.>

      http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65L6IA20100622

      http://www.
      reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65L6IA20100622

      It was on the 23rd that Madsen wrote about the methane and the dead zone, attributing his information to insiders in FEMA and in the Army Corps of Engineers.

      I see I forgot to go back to where I left off yesterday and further back to a couple posts I wrote yesterday and didn't post. I need a TripTik.

    • >>Have you seen that the MSM is trying to make it look like the judge had a conflict of interest, that he owned stock in oil companies? . . .<<

      Yes i saw he had stock in an oil company, $15,000 worth I think. Didn't know he sold it but good. Hard to believe anyone would think he'd fix the case so his stock would soar up to say $16,000.

      >> . . . Or maybe Someone omniscient saw it coming and set the stage because he still likes you and the sunshine state best.<<

      Then he should clean up the beaches.

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Jun 25, 2010 2:34 PM Flag

      >>He'll [the judge who ruled against Obama's moratorium and rejected the DoJ's request to delay his ruling] be judging vegetables at the state fair before too long.<<

      LLOL You should warn me (not really) when these are coming . . . I almost choked on that one and wasn't even drinking or eating anything!

      Have you seen that the MSM is trying to make it look like the judge had a conflict of interest, that he owned stock in oil companies? What the trustworthy investigative MSM 'failed to notice' was that he sold those stocks a long time, at least months, ago. I wonder if he saw the legal ramifications coming and wanted to ensure his eligibility to preside over possible cases concerning deepwater oil drilling. Or maybe Someone omniscient saw it coming and set the stage because he still likes you and the sunshine state best.

    • >> . . . For how long do you think he'll be able to keep his job before he receives the Walpin prize?<<

      He'll be judging vegetables at the state fair before too long.

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