Energy Game

Political Cartoons by Robert Ariail

In each of the last 12 years, Gallup has run surveys asking Americans: “In general do you think the news media are too liberal, just about right, or too conservative.” Every year, between 44 and 48 percent have said “too liberal.” The largest percentage that ever said “too conservative” was 19 percent in 2006.

This recession has been more brutal, the job losses steeper,” he said. “Politics seems nastier. Congress more gridlocked than ever. Some folks in the financial world have not exactly been model corporate citizens.

“No wonder that faith in our institutions has never been lower, particularly when good news doesn’t get the same kind of ratings as bad news anymore,” Obama said. “Every day you receive a steady stream of sensationalism and scandal and stories with a message that suggest change isn’t possible; that you can’t make a difference; that you won’t be able to close that gap between life as it is and life as you want it to be.”- President Obama

And that’s just Republicans, Bush and evil “rich” people!!! So imagine how much better life would be without them. Hope & Change 2012.

Imagine what I can do for you if Government control everything and everybody every minute of every day! It will be Nirvana!

President Obama referred to the Constitution’s ability to help those who had originally been left out to fight their way in, especially when it came to unresolved race and gender rights. Obama likened the Constitutional to a “constant forward movement” in his commencement address to the women-only Barnard College.

“What made this document special was that it made it possible for those who were left out to fight their way back in a constant forward movement,” Obama said. “We look forward, not back.”

Obama’s campaign slogan, FORWARD, was introduced last month.

As long as you’re not a right wing religious bigoted misogynist rich white male capitalistic pigs that is. And you get past the 8%+ unemployment for over 3 years the net loss of millions of jobs, inflation,The EPA, The IRS,Obamacare,The FDA,HHS,The Labor Dept, The Justice Department, Illegal Aliens, your potential boss being a capitalistic greedy pig, FICA, and not being too successful. 🙂

Is Ann Romney under attack for being a mother? To me, it’s still kind of amazing that they’re still milking this thing. You know?” Newsweek and Daily Beast columnist Michelle Goldberg said on MSNBC.”

They started it. Now they, want it to go away because it didn’t work. But Blaming Bush 4 years later is still in vogue with Liberals. Funny how that worked out.

“The other part of it is that it plays into this thing of what we, you know. We have this kind of compact in the United States, where what we deny women in social support, or status or kind of economic security, we make up for in, in sort of insipid condescending praise,” Goldberg concluded.

Wow, what a Loon! Now wonder Obama is now a “Gay” President!

From Democratic Party Attack Pit Bulls Moveon.org: “Congratulations, Mitt Romney! You’re the presumed GOP nominee
and all you had to do was threaten to let our employers take away our contraception coverage threaten to let our insurance companies charge us more, just because we’re women and threaten to get rid of Planned Parenthood, a life-saving source of healthcare for million of women So this November, we’re gonna remember how you threw women under the bus, just to get the nomination.”

Talk about “condescending praise” 🙂

On Monday, in New York City, the president attended a fundraiser presided over by Hamilton James, the president of the fifth-largest private equity company in the world, the Blackstone Group, L.P.

How you made your money is evil, but to get re-elected The president is more than happy to take lots of cash others made in the same way as Romney and these people. Evil 1%ers all.

It’s evil when it’s a Non-Liberal. But when it’s a Liberal it’s beyond question.

Fascinating how that works.

Energy: The Government Accountability Office tells Congress the Green River Formation out West contains an “amount about equal to the entire world’s proven oil reserves.” So why are we keeping it locked up on federal lands?

Exploding the Big Lie pushed by President Obama that we can’t drill our way out of high gas prices because we have but 2% of the world’s proven oil reserves, Anu Mittal, GAO director of natural resources and environment, testified before Congress last week that just one small part of the U.S. is capable of outproducing the rest of the planet.

That small part is known as the Green River Formation, the world’s largest oil shale deposit, and is located in a largely vacant region of mostly federal land on the western edge of the Rocky Mountains that includes portions of Wyoming, Utah and Colorado.

As we have written in our “Oil And Gas/Fact And Fiction” series, the Green River Formation has been dubbed our Persia on the Plains, an area with technically recoverable oil in an amount estimated at four times the proven resources of Saudi Arabia.

Given that current U.S. daily oil consumption is running at 19.5 million barrels, the staggering amount of Green River reserves would by itself supply domestic oil consumption for more than 200 years. That sure blows the heck out of the “peak oil” theory that the world is running out of oil.

According to Mittal’s testimony before the House science subcommittee on energy and the environment, the U.S. Geological Survey “estimates that the Green River Formation contains about 3 trillion barrels of oil, and about half of this may be recoverable, depending on available technology and economic conditions.”

According to the president’s bizarre formulation, this oil does not count as a “proven” reserve because little drilling has been done. There is a reason for that. As Mittal testified: “The federal government is in a unique position to influence the development of oil shale because 72% of the oil shale within the Green River Formation lies beneath federal lands managed by BLM (Bureau of Land Management).”

The Obama administration also is in a unique position to block shale oil development. And while it says we can’t drill our way to energy independence, it blocks drilling wherever it can. When it can’t, as in the Bakken Formation centered on North Dakota, the economy booms and joblessness falls as oil is extracted from shale on private and state lands.

More:

The Green River Formation, a largely vacant area of mostly federal land that covers the territory where Colorado, Utah and Wyoming come together, contains about as much recoverable oil as all the rest the world’s proven reserves combined, an auditor from the Government Accountability Office told Congress on Thursday.

The GAO testimony said that the federal government was in “a unique position to influence the development of oil shale” because the Green River deposits were mostly beneath federal land.

It also noted that developing the oil would have an environmental impact and pose “socioeconomic challenges,” that included bringing “a sizable influx of workers who along with their families put additional stress on local infrastructure” and “making planning for growth difficult for local governments.”

“The Green River Formation–an assemblage of over 1,000 feet of sedimentary rocks that lie beneath parts of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming–contains the world’s largest deposits of oil shale,”Anu K. Mittal, the GAO’s director of natural resources and environment said in written testimony submitted to the House Science Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.

“USGS estimates that the Green River Formation contains about 3 trillion barrels of oil, and about half of this may be recoverable, depending on available technology and economic conditions,” Mittal testified.

“The Rand Corporation, a nonprofit research organization, estimates that 30 to 60 percent of the oil shale in the Green River Formation can be recovered,” Mittal told the subcommittee. “At the midpoint of this estimate, almost half of the 3 trillion barrels of oil would be recoverable. This is an amount about equal to the entire world’s proven oil reserves.”

While it is true that the shale oil is “recoverable,” the cost of extracting the oil from the shale would make any large scale operations prohibitively expensive at this time. It takes a tremendous amount of heat and pressure to recover the oil from shale – extractors would expend almost as much energy removing the oil, refining it, and bringing it to market than the oil itself would generate.

But instead of innovation to make it happen & jobs we need more Solyndras and Wind Farms! 🙂

That’s the The Ticket!

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

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