Lake only an idoit can't see the move to solar and other sources of non fossil fuels. B. Clinton told the Arab money boys years ago to invest thier petro dollars in that kind of energy and living in the desert they have done just that. The only question is not IF but when fossil fuels will start to loss the market. For the answer I would say watch XOM and Cheveron. If you see them start to put big bucks into other sources of energy then the time is upon us.
Those boys are LT smart. Years ago they started cranking up production in ALL their refineries in the US as did others who owned old plants. Today we see finished oil products leaving the US in record numbers no oil but instead where the real money is being made refining. Buffet saw it comming in 2006 and invested in Phillips and they invested in refin end and now Buffet is buying XOM and odds are XOM will follow Phillips Corp model and break refin out of as a stand alone sub sid. Money to be made in XOM if Buffet is right and who wants to bet against Buffet? XOM also owns a HUGE amount of NG from buying out XTO. NG is going to bust the 5 buck mark this winter and maybe higher as a second winter storm is hitting Now and are we yet in official winter season yet? 5 year stock pile in NG is at the average right now and will soon start to drop below the average and price of NG at 4 bucks now. Lots of money to be made in NG at 4 much less 5 bucks.
fossil fuels days may be numbered but untill the fossil fuel engine in transportation is replaced fossil will be around for a while. Price not science is only thing that puts pressure on use of oil. When it starts to trade above 110 the howl goes up and OPEC pulls it back down. I see no reason not to invest and make good money off of fossil fuels for years to come. The end may be down the road but the road is long.
Oil up and NG a sure fire up given the early hard winter as the second storm of the winter hits so why are not the E&P boys Axas being only one of them on fire? Frankly when oil moved down to 92 it took them all with it and now it goes up and only a slight recovery.
LNG is the big export of the future as well as oil by products. The big boys like XOM and Chev saw all this comming years ago as All refineries were adding compacity and even the big boys are restructuring thier Corps to make refining stand alone sub sid. Buffet was in on Phillips when they did it and now he is in XOM as they get ready. The future of US oil and NG is export as production will exceed demand soon in both. Right now no oil leaves the country but finished product does and is being produced as fast as they can. NG in the form of LNG will be next. AXAS is looking good LT but short term appears to be once again the old slow to move up AXAS. If they would ever break into the $5 buck range they might pick up a few more funds interest as most do not bother below the 5 buck level.
As long as oil stays above $90 bucks AXAS should be a solid move up from here. I didn't expect it to dip below 3.50 again and so far it has not but needs to move away from where it is now at to be safe from falling below that mark. I did add some yesterday at 3.58 and I do not think by year end I will regret it.
They need to work on PR however and not just every 3 months or so. Any good news should be let out to stockholder ie public. Play the PR most smaller E&P boys do it as well.
KOG I hope as well has bottom out and is up a bit today but like AXAS only a small bit.
I will take a nickle a day for the next few days no need to see it jump up all at once that just invites the day traders lol.
LT winner NG will get to 5 bucks in next 3 months or higher if winter stays like it has been or has winter officially arrived yet? Whatever the cold weather is burning up NG. & heating oil.
chim I agree big move up for crude and NG going up as well and another big cold front on the way but the E&P sector is not moving up with the price of commodities for the most part. AXAS is down more than others as this stock is never helped by any PR release so only those that follow AXAS know what the future holds.
4.25 within the next 3 months seems almost a sure thing so I guess today would be a good day to buy.
raouldes you talk about Liberty as if it can be bought and owned. Capitalism does indeed give those who are at the top of the latter all the liberty money can buy or corrupt. If money is the sole basis of liberty as you suggust. The poor 80% who work furnish the top 20% their living have what claim to such liberty that the top 20% enjoy? The liberty to have a car to enjoy a vacation? The liberty to have a summer and winter home? The liberty to have health care? The liberty to have a motorcycle, a boat, or whatever toy you wish to write a check to buy. If by taking away some of the wealth of those at the top takes away their Liberty then it would also be fair to say that the 80% at the bottom have never had the money to enjoy the what you seem to value as liberty.
Capitalism is a purely eco system. It has no conscious or morals of it own. It does not even have within it any "fair" or principles other than aquire more capital anyway you can. History shows the abuses done and liberty loss and taken when Capitalism is allowed to operate with no regulations at all. What liberty to a fair price do you have when price fixing is the practice of the day? What liberty do you have a small business owner against Globalism or Monopolies which are backbone capitalism. History says that Bastiat was Wrong in what he said and nothing shows this more than the French Revoluation.
If you are suggusting that Pure capitalism allows liberty then you are really navie as to how such capitalism has worked throughout history. Revolts and unions and Magna Charta laws are a direct result of such an entitlement of the rich to rule as they please type of eco system.
Those who pay their workers less than a livable wage and then enjoy their wealth and complain that the Gov comes to the aid of their own workers give no liberty to anyone yet demand that they have it.
Walmart has been far more damaging to small business owners liberty than Wal. workers.
msn I think you have answered your own question. If rates hold then yes FRO will reach 5 bucks. however we have a very import date comming up which will effect the growth rate of our eco and the world. In Jan the Demo's and GOP again will fight out a debt ceiling and budget. Any cuts in spending will slow the eco and thus send a clear message to the eco world wide. How much this will effect the whole year in shipping is unknow but it is without a debt a Red Flag. Before this stock because a "played" stock it was a 3.25 a share bottom. It could very easy return to that. If we see a Big drop to this rise then it will be being "played yet again" The higher rates mean the "play" can be more. If it retreats to the 2.50 level I am a buyer.
Hope you and yours had a great thanksgiving. I over ate so all can get on me about bad health habits that cost money I am guilty today for sure. Smoked Turkey and all manor of sweets over came my resistance.
I watched the a part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and I am yet to see anything to do with the meaning of thanksgiving. Each of us on this list, left or right has a lot to be thankful for and maybe today was a good day to see the 3/4 full glass instead of the missing 1/4.
I suggust you read "The Real Story Behind the Phony Canceled Health Insurance Scandal" can be found by goggling mother Jones under the title.
This article shows the real problem with health insurance. AARP, Blue Cross and others are found to be bad guys as well as many other BIG NAMES in health insurance. Ending ACA would not solve any of these problems but a single payer plan would. Buyer beware you say??? Then why is over 40 million in law suits been won by these scam artist? Can you get any lower than picking the bones of the sick?
Lake you are right wing tea party when it comes to saying "I WAS WRONG"
Here is a news flash for you Lake. Back when Lincoln said a house divided speech he didn't need to say Jesus had spoken the same words since Most folks back then knew it. The % of Christians in America was a lot greater back then than today and the % who knew the bible either by reading or being read too had heard this while you clearly had not. Jewish folks I am sure would be a lot less to know it was a term or teaching example used by Jesus many times in the NT but Lincoln who learned to read by a lamp from the bible certainly knew his NT. His speaches are filled with bible teaching and belief's as were most of the speakers of his day.
Again in your tea party fashion you refuse to post any proof of your claim. You do to grump over your coal use in Germany and I did when SCS challanged me to find 2 verses in the bible that proved that the Gov was used by God to do his will. So why not show me where you claim is found the proof that evoluation is a Fact and not a theory? First of all their is NO one theory of evoluation anymore. Darwin evoluation is old school and could not be reproduced by the may fly and was tried and the rule of any theory is if you can not prove a part of the theory and in fact one theorum part is disproved the theory is considered a failure.
Darwin wrote over 100 years ago and he was by the way a Christian. The may fly was used to try to prove Darwin's idea since it was available and had a one day life span and over the last 50 years the may fly has not evolved. So which evoluation theory do you believe.
Grump he twice feed thousands with bread and fish do you think no children were present. I have posted before which you choose to forget or ignore that Jesus says you will be judged by what you did to the least of them.
If you are so dense that you do not understand that go to your preacher if you have one and ask him since I know you will not believe me. Jesus told his followers to do or not to do many things. A christian takes Jesus at his words and does not demand to "see" a verse where Jesus did as he taught.
Most Christians understand that if Jesus said that is good enough. If you do not that is your problem and again go discuss your problem with your pastor or rabbi if you have one.
I suppose you think Jesus was for seeing children starve to death, go naked and live out in the weather while folks like you and me lived in nice houses, had full bellies and closets full of clothes. If that is Your idea of Jesus RUN do not WALK to talk to your Pastor about how you can repent and start thinking correct. Jesus was not for kids to starve, He was not for the old to be forgotten and abused or go hungry.
Your post is so silly or so twisted that I can only say you really do need to go visit your pastor to learn some basic facts about Jesus and the Christian faith.
Lake again you go tea party on me when caught and proved wrong you refuse to admit it and try to find a back door to your post. Lincoln learned that divided concept from the bible shake that any way you want and the truth remains that Lincoln was a bible taught man who believed what he read.
God does not only talk to me but to you as well. You simply refused to read the book (that is God talking) and go by what it says. I have read it and forgotten more than I remember but I know where Abe Lincoln got the themes of many of his speeches and if you ever read the book you would as well.
A family, a nation an individual can not live committed to two very different set of values and principles. You will serve one master and hate the other (Jesus words again).
You are 100% wrong in your boast based on not one ounce of fact that evolation is fact and not a theory. In FACT most of the evolationalist have disowned Darwin because they could not prove what he theorizied and they tried with the may fly.
They still believe in evoluation but not Darwin's view of it. The fact that Darwin is still taught and held up to be the ONLY theory on evoluation is an insult to our public school system and college being slow to change with the cutting edge of science. Just as the "God factor" is new and HOT in the academic scientfic world and those doing research it has not yet made it to the text books now most likely will it for years to come.
There is not one bit of provable evoluation to be found in Darwin theory if you even understand or know what his theory was. If you disagree please post your Facts and not just Say what is correct without any back up. Since you claim it is proved and settle please post the scientific work that supports your claim?
scs you say "you do not expect" as to what you do not expect your Gov to do. God does not care about what I or you expect.
His word teaches what HE expects, blesses,punishes, demands
in believers in regard to their lives and how they should behave and conduct their affairs. If a believer gets elected he is not excused from following God will because of what others expect from Gov. You are clearly a States right believer and states do indeed have rights as long as they do not go against the rights of the Federal Gov. The south lost the war over that.
God is much like that. you as a person have obligations before God and you are expected to follow those teachings if you want a life of fullness in the Kingdom of God. The Gov is under God will and law just as an individual and God will bless, use, punish those based on how they treated the least of them that the Gov oversaw. Sodam and Gom is a perfect example of a Gov (city) whose people and Gov allowed selfishness to rule and turned their back on the poor and were destroyed because of it. God "favored" the King of Babalon to be the tool of punishment toward Israel for their Gov and people moving away from his teachings. Moses was the Gov. and lawgiver and he gave what God told him to give.
Neither you or I or any Gov is above the will of God without suffering a less than full life and when you and I and a Gov follows Jesus then we will be blessed by Kingdom living.
Christian have a duty to make any Gov they find themselves in
one that reflects what they as individuals are following. Both that way will have the protection and blessing of God. The USA is NOT a Chrisitian Nation as some claim but it is a nation that if it is to be blessed of God should conduct itself following Jesus teachings just as all Christians in that Gov should follow.
There is nothing that is outside the King ship of God almighty nor does any constituation overrule the Will and order of God.
Lake Lincoln did indeed say that. Where had he learned that great truth? Mark 3:25, Matt 12:25, Luke 11: 14 following.
You see Lake unlike you President Lincoln read, understood and tried to follow the teachings of Jesus.
I do not expect you to follow Christian teaching if you ran but I if I ran would tell folks ahead of time that I followed the teachings of Jesus as best I could and stand on those principles.
Helping the sick, poor, old and helpless would be something I would endeaver to do with the full weight of the office.
I would also follow Jesus teaching in NOT discriming against homosexual. While not approving or promoting their life style I would NEVER try to make it possible or hard to get and keep employment simply because of their lifestyle.
I assume you and I both do not think it wise for a young girl or boy to engage in sexual behavior and teaching abstance would to me be both Jesus teaching and common sense.
As for abortion I do not believe the women Alone has the right to end a baby she carries. To allow Aboration is to take the life of the unborn child and to me is a civil liberties issue. I have been against current abortion laws before I was a believer and I am not sure what Jesus position would be but I know if his teaching was followed by both the women and the man then no unborn child would be even a question for those born out of wedlock. Unfortunely a lot of abortion are done by married women with the consent of their husbands and some without their consent or approval.
Romney was a mormon and I voted for Obama this last time to vote AGAINST Romney since I know many Mormon's and they would do as I would do and remain true to their faith and use the office to try to further Mormon agenda.
You may not believe this but I dispise organizied religion as much as you do as in most cases it spews forth what the world wants to hear and ticle ears of followers and teaches more doctrine than Jesus. A hindrence to the Cross.
scs thank you for reading the passages. You are correct that the NT follows Jesus teaching (God's) in how we are to deal with our slaves, workers, employees and in ALL cases we are as Christians to follow the teachings of Jesus even if others either over us or under us do not. Our duty is not to obey God in all matters. If you were elected President and had it within your power to either "Move" the nation toward the teachings of Jesus or move the nation away from Jesus teaching which would you do? SS was passed by a president that felt old folks needed help which is what Jesus teaches. SSI was passed by a president who felt disablied people needed help which again is what Jesus teaches. Food stamps to feed the poor again withing the teaching of Jesus is feeding the poor. Jesus does teach this needed to be done. The Jewish religion taught it needed to done. The Jewish Gov followed the teaching of the Jewish religion and it WAS DONE. As a Christian you or I if we chose to run for office should run as a Christian first and "statesman" second. To do otherwise is putting yourself under the wrong kingdom and a wrong focus.
To not help the hungry if you were president as FDR faced in 1932 when he knew he could use the Gov. to take over where a underfunded and understaffed Red Cross could no longer do the work was I think being a Christian first. If he had not acted he would one day have to explain to Jesus why as president he did nothing to feed the hungry. We in who we vote for and how we act put ourselves in the same position.
We either stand individually for Christ teaching and want a Gov. that reflects that or we are divided in our
house. Jesus says such a house can not stand. I support the poor and I want a Gov that does as well.
It is following Jesus for me to do it and for the Gov to do it as well. I do not answer to God for how the help is used or accepted only that I am willing to give it. Trust God and Obey easy.
scs you asked for two let me give you a few more. I ask only that you read the text yourself, step back from any ideas you brought to the word and let it speak fresh to you.
NT passages Romans 13 :1-7
Titus 3: 1
1 Pet 2:13-17
John 19: 10-11
OT passages Jeremiah 27:5-8 (whole chapter is all about God and Gov)
2 Chronicles 35: 20-27 (Paroh of Egypt Neco is used by God and Egyptian warned King Josiah of Juda against opposing him and thus opposing God. Josiah was killed in battle when he failed to follow Neco warnings)
The OT is full of God using kings and Gov to do his bidding get a good topical bible and look them up for yourself underk Government - God.
Israel was a country of both Goverment and Religion with NO seperation in the two. Religious Law was enforced by the Gov. The Gov was subject to Religious law as well. Islam today is of the Religion/Gov make up as was found in Israel. The Religious ruling power (sanhedrian) had power of arrest as it was they not the Romans that arrested Jesus. Jesus was first taken before the high Priest then to Pilot then to King Herold and then back to Pilot. His was charged with breaking Religous Law not civil law. Herold found no violation nor did Pilot but Pilot turned caved in to the demands of the religious leaders and had Jesus Crusified.
God has used Gov to punish misbehavior, to administer justice, to protect the people, to bring peace and order and to be a fear to those that would break the law.
scs why do you feel you must put words in my mouth? Are your positions in Holy Scripture so weak you have to resort to the sort of stuff that Grump majors in? Is that the best you can do? I believe that we as indivuals do indeed have a demand placed on us by scripture to give and not some lossy 10% that most Christian like to hid behind and still do not meet up too. I also believe the scripture teaches clearly that the Gov. is used by God to do his will. They are many many examples of this in scripture both old and new testiment.
You are against abortion because you believe it is murder and based that on your Christian belief. If I am wrong on that tell me. Most Christians who follow that belief want to see the US Gov. make abortion illegal thus using the Gov to do what they believe is God's will. They also feel the same way about #$%$ sexual life style and a Gov. that would make it illegal or allow discrimanation against #$%$sexuals. Again that is using the Gov in their eyes to do God's will. That is fine and dandy with them and you is my bet.
However to use the same Gov to feed, cloth, house the poor, widows and needy is somehow not the Gov. job but the job of only Individuals. Your continued attacks on people who are poor as folks who somehow put themselves in a position that removes them from being your brother is also not found in the scripture.
The scriptures teach clearly that we are to love even those who mistreat us and abuse us. That would those who take your money by fraud (food stamps as well as other kinds of fruad) or a harsh and unfair employeer.
Again you have NO PLAN to take of children who the conservatives want to reduce their food stamps thus causing possible harm to children. Your reason from scripture for doing that please?
Tell me the church you go too what is the % of their budget that goes to helping folks?
What is the % of Gov money that goes to helping folks? Which is doing the better job?
Grump it is not about what you believe or want or what I believe and want. It is about reality.
Reality is easy to find when it comes to health care. The greatest benefit to ALL (yes some win and others lose but as a whole the vast majority or better off) is found in the models of Europe, UK and Canada and other developed nations who have found out a cheaper way to deliever health care to ALL their citizens.
You can argue all you want that some do not deserve to have health care but the facts are than no civilizied nation allows folks even those who are undeserving to die for lack of health care attention. You can dismiss this and be ready to watch millions of poorer folks die if you want to save money for those that can afford it but Your views are not shared by the vast majority of people. We even have laws on HUMAN ways to put people to death and it does not include letting them die a slow unattended death in their cell by witholding medical attention. The old has given the young the world they have so a little pay back has in the past been just fine and most of the young have had older folks (their parents) pay for their schooling and health care most of thier lives so again pay back is not cruel or unfair. Few children can shoulder the burden of taking care of parents given the cost of health care in the US so again a health care system that "flattens out" the cost of care to the age and helps the young to have children and children to have insurance and those with preexisting conditions to have insurance is an IMPROVEMENT on what we had. Will it cost some more?
YES. Will it cost less than an unchanged health care system would of cost? Most likely to the vast majority again the answer is YES.
If American's vote yes or no on ACA based on their own cost it would pass by a majority. More benefit than lose but many of the young and old only look at themselves and not the majority and only their current situation and not what may come.
Grump I understand that ACA is still capitalism and it will not fix the for profit that is found in insurance co.'s nor will address the rip off we in the USA are taking by drug pricing and it will not hurt the upper class income of DR. all it will do is offer cheaper coverage to the lower classes of which you and I are not members. It will allow kids to be covered till age 26 which does not effect you or I. It does do away with preexisting conditions being excluded.
Being unable to price shop does not mean capitalism is not present. Pure capitalism does not have to be a place of a Free market place in fact they like monoplies and price fixing just fine and both would be legal in pure capitalism.
You and I both understand that Pure capitalism is a brutal eco system for the sole purpose of making capital for those that have it. I just admit it while you try to flower it up to be something nice and serving the public. It has never been that nor is it suppose to be.
The system is broken we both agree on that. You have no fix because you want to leave it within Capitalism which will never make it work. Europe, UK and canda and others have proven this and continue to prove it. You know that too but for some reason you want to have a system that is FAIR to YOU by excluding all those who are not like YOU. That is not going to happen you are living in a fantasy that will not happen.
The US will never be a 3rd world country that allows the dead to pile up in the streets for lack of money to get health care.
If you like that way of humanity then move to the Philippians,
India, Indonesasia, or countless other 3rd world countries where only those with money have value and health care.
Given the realities of the USA your only chance to lower your health cost and have good health care is a single payer socialist systmen like Europe, UK and Canda enjoy. Why fight so hare to cost yourself money?
scs I have read your post and clealy you value the fact that it will cost you money for the Gov to take of kids.
Then you try to clear yourself by saying the poor should take care of the poor. You say you believe the bible is inspried book then show me from the inspired book where Jesus says it is not your duty to do for the least of them? Show me where in that Book that James is wrong when he says do more than pray for those in need? Show me in that God breathed book where the Gov. is not used by God to do his GOOD WILL.
You cast a stone on a women who gets with child because she has sinned and you cast a stone at her desire to rid herself of the child and you cast a stone at the Dr. or anyone who helps her acheive her desire. That is a lot of rock throwing your doing. I am blessed indeed to be on the same board with a man without SIN in his life. You do not the Gov to pay for health of the women or the child even when in her womb nor do you want the Gov to care for her or the child after birth. But you throw your stone at her because SHE wants to KILL the child. Your action of no health care nor after birth care is however in your mind just fine.
So tell me oh man without sin if not the gov who will take care of the women and child? Her family you say.
Fine for those with families that can pay but what oh man without sin about those who's families are without funds? Tell me oh man without sin what did you think about Texas medicade standards showing how hard it is to get medicade. Has the birth rate of unwed mothers went down in Texas?
The book is inspired and I trust it 100% and one day those who did ill and turned their well taken care of backs on the least of them will cast into a pit of fire and damnation. Arn't you lucky to be a man without sin and able to throw your rocks at all us sinners.
scs I see you have become one of the dodge and hide then post again on another subject when the coast is clear. Just keep that smirk on your face the time will come when you will have to explain it.