"WASHINGTON - The US will allow two companies to export unrefined oil for the first time in four decades, taking steps to break a ban on crude exports, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday."
Why only two companies seems like that gives those two an unfair advantage. Not to say I like exporting US oil or Ng, I believe the R. lies that they were circulating when they wanted to drill in the Alaska National Wildlife Preserve ( ANWR), that we need our own oil and gas for our own security.
First when FrankenCheney appeared on Fox News he stated “Rarely has a U.S. president (P. Obama) been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.” The surprise, citing this comment, Fox anchor Megyn Kelly unexpectedly snapped, “But time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well sir.” If she dropped the " as well," she would have had it 100% correct.
Then Rupert Murdock came out for illegal amnesty.
And another Fox Anchor said to a Iraq Hawk that we should not go back into Iraq, and added we should have never went there in the first place.
Top this off with Glenn Beck who formerly hosted a show on Fox, said the liberals were right about Iraq, the conservatives were wrong about going to war in Iraq, and we should not spend one more life, or dime there..
Interesting to note: The second-largest holder of voting stock in News Corp (Fox News), is Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, a nephew of the Saudi king.
"Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto blasted Republicans on Wednesday for preparing to file a federal lawsuit challenging the executive actions of President Barack Obama. During an interview with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Cavuto belittled the effort as “an enormous waste of effort” and “a political football,” suggesting that President George W. Bush used similar executive authority.
The segment devolved into a shouting match, with Cavuto laughing off Bachmann’s indignation about Obama’s use of executive powers."
"As of February, Obama had issued fewer executive orders than all but one of the other presidents since World War II. Republicans, meanwhile routinely embrace the power of Republican president George W. Bush to take action, even at times when he would circumvent Congress by doing so."
I'm stunned, Fox News must have gotten tired of the adolescent antics of their ReptileCon constituents, the Pope must have gotten to them..
Maybe there is a God?
Shut up Reek, take that as a preemptive reply to your coming gibberish reply.
"The statements of the Iraqi prime minister were made on the background of an unprecedented arms deal between Iraq, fresh from saying good bye to the American occupation force, and Russia. The deal, which envisages supplies to Iraq of Russian MIG29M/M2 fighter jets, anti-aircraft systems and MI-28NE assault helicopters to the tune of $4.2 billion was described as “a breakthrough” by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti defense analyst, Konstantin Bogdanov.
“The post-Saddam government of Iraq is often viewed as a puppet of Washington,” Bogdanov said. “That is not true; the new Shia-dominated government is trying to stick to its own independent policy line. For natural reasons, Iraq is getting back to the front stage of Middle Eastern politics – the size of the country and the amount of its oil revenues all presage a swift return of past glories.”
In Bogdanov’s opinion, the signing of an arms deal with Iraq is a good reason for celebration among Russian companies involved in arms exports operations. But al-Maliki’s statement on the Turkish-Syrian conflict is also a reason to celebrate for Syrians. If Iraq indeed plays the role of a counterweight to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, with their undisguised attempts to destabilize the Syrian government and later to lure Turkey into a war with Syria, Damascus can at last take a breath – for the first time in many months.
Interestingly, Iraq’s unexpectedly independent stance sheds a new light on the American occupation of Iraq and its consequences. Obviously, instead of a strong ally, free of Iranian influence and completely drawn into the orbit of American influence, Washington has got in Baghdad the exact opposite of its desires."
Sunday the South Dakota permit for the Keystone XL expires. The First Nations of Canada wins In a unanimous decision, the high court has restored a ruling that essentially allows a BC First Nation to establish title over broad tracts of traditionl hunting and fishing lands. This is the Supreme Court’s first ruling on aboriginal title and will apply to all unresolved land claims. First Nations now controls more of the land Enbridge needs an easement for their East to West pipeline......
You and Fox News are about the same, the difference is recently Fox has slowly been coming around to admitting truths.
I doubt if this is a trend at Fox News more likely they were anomalies. Not sure what got into them, maybe the travesty of the Halliburton Iraq war penetrated deeply enough to hit a moral bone, after all we are talking about the murder of 10's of thousands of innocent people, the killing and maiming of over 35,000 of America's best, and the destruction of our the Dept of Defense, and McInsane R. types want a redux.
FrankenCheney recently said, when he was in office the US could wage war on two fronts, now we can barley manage one.
Yeah sure Cheney, no military strategist will ever say the more war fronts the better, in fact its the opposite, Hitler's history lesson. And there is still the matter of paying for his two wars, plus the costs of rebuilding our run down Armed Forces. I doubt the ReptileCons can take enough food away from children to pay for that, but that isn't to say they won't try. To them it is better to take food away from our poor than it is to raise taxes on the rich who are the main beneficiary of the Cheney/BuSh R.ideology of make war, no bid contracts, cut taxes, cut regulations, and ignore the regs they can't get rid of polices.
The first thing to consider when a rightie opens their mouth, is if they know what they are talking about, the second thing to consider is if they are lying.
Facts, nothing has changed Canada still wants and actually needs the Keystone XL more than ever to export their oil to Foreign markets. Because of a recent court ruling that favored Canada's First Nations (Indian tribes) claim to lands, much of the land that the pipeline must go through to reach BC ports is now in their hands, and to date most tribes don't want it. And the Keystone XL permit through South Dakota expired, this weekend, that is big trouble for them, as more people find out the true purpose of the XL is to export oil to foreign markets, the less American's approve of it .
Another road block that has to settled before the XL can be built in NB. "In February, Lancaster County, Nebraska, Judge Stephanie Stacy declared unconstitutional and void the 2011 law transferring authority to the governor for approving the routing of the Keystone XL pipeline. "
Note that the R. who are always claiming they are for personal property rights, has stepped all over them in attempting to get the Keystone XL pipeline built. In fact as pointed out by some R. who don't want the pipeline on their property have stated not one R. has come out to support them.
The US number one export is gasoline and diesel, also there is a glut of oil in the gulf, Eagle Ford and Bakken tight oil production is increasing, in other words they have to much to process now, imagine what it would be like if the XL is built, it has to be an export pipeline and that isn't about US security like the ReptleCons claim, it is about multi national companies making money at our citizens expense...
The H00ker could be correct about this one, because I'm sure they figure it would be a gross wast of money to save one righties life.
It all goes back to hate the government reagan policies, that laws and regs don't protect us from anything they just impede progress. It is the rights hate the government policies that has enabled Cliven Bundy and his right wing gun packing outlaws to be portrayed as heroes, allowed Wall Street and the Banksteers to get mostly away with mass fraud, which they continue to do despite their previous shenanigans almost ending capitalism, bringing the world to the edge of an abyss apocalyptic financial failure, which we are far from being safe from today, and it is the same with vaccine industry.
"First Nations on the coast remain adamantly opposed, fearing spills will wreak serious damage on their environment and livelihoods. “As far as we’re concerned,” said Art Sterritt, executive director of Coastal First Nations, an umbrella group representing nine communities, “Northern Gateway is a dead project and we will treat it as such and do whatever we can to make sure that it never moves forward.”
The pipeline will carry 525,000 Barrels a Day diluted bitumen, that is far short of the amount of oil Alberta needs to export, despite the rightwing's hysteria the XL is still very much wanted by the Multinationals. Also in the agreement there are 220 conditions Enbridge must meet.
" probably just a PR stunt though to give Big Oil grist for their propaganda machine."
There may be a silver lining here, ISIS or ISIL take your pick, is attracting many of the most radical from around the world. Baring some Iraqi Sunni's who have made a deal with the devils, the general run of Shia's (I can't use the correct spelling Yahoee won't allow it),and Sunnis no matter what country they come from don't want to go back into the stone age, woman having to stay home and having to wear burqas when they are out, men wearing beards, and traditional clothing adhering to the most strictest interpretation of sharia law. The marriage between the Iraqi Sunnis and ISIL will not be a lasting one, once the Iraqi Sunni's get more power and some pay back, it will end.
The silver lining, many of the worst of the worst are now consolidated into an army, most of the bad apples if you will, are now concentrated, providing an excellent opportunity to get rid of a large portion of them..
Oh what a few Daisy cutter (BLU-82B/C-130 weapon system), and bomber could do now.. The thing is the US can't be the one that uses them.
I'm not very happy with P. Obama's decision to export US Ng, and now he gave permission for two US companies, Pioneer and Enerplus to export light crude.
He is giving away the US competitive advantage of having cheap energy here at home, cheap energy puts more money in peoples pockets, and across the board it makes our products more competitive.
lending a hand to the Shia's in Iraq's civil war, interesting Russia and Iran are Syria's allies. Why would Maliki want to move closer to them. Could this mean he is moving closer to the Assad regime? Maybe the template is how Russia handled western companies when they wanted Russian Ng and oil. Let the western companies in let them spend their money, update Russian equipment and tech, allow some development, than kick them out if they don't renegotiate their draconian contracts.
Which brings me to the question, why didn't Maliki want any US combat resources to remain in Iraq? Perhaps he intends to nationalize Iraqi oil, to move closer to Iran, Russia, and Syria...
It is clear FrankenCheney and gw BuSh was no match to the cleverness of the Muslims. Cheney can take his prewar map of the Iraqi oil fields, that mapped Halliburton's share of Iraqi's oil fields, and use it for toilet paper..
And what of Bin Laden, his demands and plans has worked out very well for him. One, the removal of the US air base in Saudi Arabia. Two, Saudi oil over 100 bucks a barrel. Three, Bankrupt the US by a war of attrition.
US 0, Bin Laden 3
But, of course the ReptileCon corps win either way, and is probably what is behind their pus to get the US involved in Iraq again. It is the people of the US that lose.
H00ker_soup, I countered your BS, since you haven't been bloviating about it, I haven't had to point out your lies.