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Here’s a rather interesting email I got a few weeks ago…It’s a copy of a memo written to Valero Employees…a major oil company, and their reaction to Obama’s decision to block oil production in the United States.
Brazil, on the other hand, he’s all for.
(Thanks to Tom Beebe)
For those of you unfamiliar with Valero, it is an independent oil company based in San Antonio, TX. It owns 2 refineries, but no oil fields–it buys all the oil it refines and processes via contract or on the open market.
Its origin was as a public utility providing natural gas to the city of San Antonio, but it has grown to be a significant gasoline retailer in a good portion of the southeast and southwest, as well as a purveyor of natural gas.
It is a significant economic force in Texas, even in light of the other majors (Shell, Exxon, Mobil, etc.) based in the state. This memo to employees is a realistic insight into the economic importance of the proposed XL pipeline.
Date: January 24, 2012
From: Bill Klesse
Subject: Keystone XL Pipeline Statement
As you know, the Obama administration decided last week to deny TransCanada’s application to ship crude oil via the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast. Valero has planned to be a shipper and purchaser of that oil since 2008, and obviously we were disappointed in the decision. We issued a statement in response to questions from the media, and I wanted to share it with you in case you get questions from friends or business partners, and so that you would know why Valero supports the Keystone XL pipeline. This is the statement.
Despite the uncertainty and political fighting over the Keystone XL pipeline, Valero has continued to invest in its U.S. refining operation. In 2011 we spent nearly $3 billion on projects, and for 2012 our capital expenditure budget is over $3 billion. These expenditures are keeping our employees on the job and putting additional people to work. To reference two of our refineries, at Port Arthur, Texas, we have 1,600 contractors working on an expansion project, and at St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, we have another 1,000 contractors working on a separate project. We need this kind of economic activity to accelerate to help all Americans.
This illustrates why President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline is so absurd. There are pipelines in every neighborhood all across America. The administration’s decision was not about pipelines, it was about the misguided beliefs that Canadian oil sands development should be
stopped and that fossil fuel prices should increase to make alternative energy more attractive.
Instead, we should be impressed with how well the oil sands engineering and recovery technology has advanced, and the economic benefits this development brings. Having more oil available in the marketplace has the potential to lower prices for consumers. As an independent refiner, Valero buys all of the oil we process. Due to the administrations misguided policies, refiners like Valero will have to buy more oil from other sources outside the U.S. and Canada. Consumers will bear the additional shipping cost, not to mention the additional greenhouse gas emissions and political risks.
With all the issues facing our country, it is absolutely unbelievable our federal government says no to a company like TransCanada that is willing to spend over $7 billion and put Americans to work on a pipeline. The administration’s decision throws dirt into the face of our closest ally and largest trading partner.
The point above is that it is not about pipelines as many pipelines cross the Ogallala Aquifer, in the Great Plains region, and, in fact, there is already significant oil and gas production in the area covered by the aquifer.
This is politics at its worst.
While I should be thrilled to hear the ‘President’ make so many references to me in a speech, (cough, cough) even I was surprised when Obama blurted this out…I mean, I had NO idea that he was all for putting people back to work creating energy, and that means that he is going to approve the Keystone pipeline!
“Nobody wants a handout. Nobody wants to get something for nothing,” Obama said. “But if we’ve got a chance to create energy and create value and put people back to work, why wouldn’t we do that?“
Yes! Exactly, Mr. President! Why wouldn’t we do that? Just by saying this, how can you possibly refuse to build the Keystone pipeline because it would do exactly what you just said: create jobs, and create energy? Even Slim Pickens got out of the Windmill farms. Let’s go!
Nobody Knows how the President can keep on wanting to pour billions of taxpayers’ dollars down failing green energy jobs, because they all fail.
Which is why that video is an excellent way to start Mitt’s campaign attacks.
But Nobody Thinks, that the blacks around Obama are starting a big “get whitey” campaign motion going to get Obama reelected.
Yesterday, Eric Holder, a man who thinks whites are to blame for all the black problems, has decided to get all the black ministers in the country mobilized to make sure all the blacks stay on Obama’s plantations:
Attorney General Eric Holder, the IRS, and the liberal lawyers at the ACLU will brief several hundred pastors in the African American community on how to participate in the presidential election — which the Congressional Black Caucus chair expects will help President Obama’s campaign..
“In fact, we’re going to have the IRS administrator there, we’re going to have the Attorney General Eric Holder there, we’re going to have the lawyers’ organization from around the country, the ACLU — all giving ministers guidance about what they can and cannot do,” he noted.
Wait…isn’t that against the Constitution? The government giving ministers “guidance” about what they can and cannot do? We are not paying Eric Holder to “tell” churches what to do, that’s against the Constitution. And if the churches become Obama’s campaigners, they should pay taxes.
So, is the IRS being used as a threat? Or to make them all feel protected?
What would happen if all the “white” ministers got together and told their members to vote for Mitt Romney, because he’s white?
Well, one thing we do know…there isn’t one white politician that is going to say one thing about the insidious actions of the President using black churches to campaign for his reelection.
A BLACK politicians could–but nobody knows if they will.
The Obama administration wants us all to be in smaller cars. But we will always have big monster trucks on our highways.
(Thank to Pattie)
Here’s a guy who made a pretty good video about the almost criminal hypocrisy of Obama when it comes to gas prices. There are clips from the Democrats when they were running for office, claiming that the whole world was falling apart due to Bush and his high gas prices…but now that they are in office…OH…how they have changed their tune.
High gas prices are good, because…fewer people drive and fewer people will die due to car accidents. They are SO optimistic. (Rreally, they used that word.)
Fewer people will fly too…so who’s life is that going to save? Fewer people will be able to afford food. Whose life is that going to save?
I think they are hoping gas is so high by-election day, fewer people will drive to the polls. That’s part of their plan.
I usually don’t post email during the week, but this one is too good to pass up.
(Thanks to Tom Beebe)
He may not be Irish, but Newt Gingrich looks like one. Here’s Newt taking apart, word for word, Obama’s speech on energy.
Pull up a green chair, pour yourself a green beer, make yourself a corn beef sandwich, and watch the debate that most likely, you are not going to get to see for real.
Obama used the analogy today that the people who think all his new green energy programs are lame are like the people of old who thought the TV, telephone, and automobile would never work. They think the world is flat.
Nobody Thinks that green energy is more like the leeches theory of old. Remember that theory? The one in which all the doctors thought that by putting the latest medical technology…sucking leeches…on a patient..that the leeches would suck out the “bad” things in the blood that was killing their patients
Taking America off of oil and putting us all on algae, would be much like putting leeches on all our cars. It would kill us…as sure as George Washington died from all those blood sucking doctors who actually thought, they were helping their patient.
Obama’s green energy politics are …not only flat, they are blood sucking, and Newt, in his usual bravado form…makes him look silly.
Nobody Notes: Notice that his wife does not move more than five inches through the whole thing.
Nobody Gets Email
A few day ago, I got this from amfortas in Australia, who sends me the news sometimes before I wake up. I left in his comments, because amfortas, in case you haven’t noticed, has a wonderful sense of humor. (Thanks to amfortas)
The U.S. government last year announced a $10 million award, dubbed the “L Prize,” for any manufacturer that could create a “green” but affordable light bulb.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the prize would spur industry to offer the costly bulbs, known as LEDs, at prices “affordable for American families.” There was also a “Buy America” component. Portions of the bulb would have to be made in the United States.
Now the winning bulb is on the market.
The price is $50.
Amfortas said: Wait, what? The $50 bulb was the winner? What lost? A bulb powered by the hoofbeats of unicorns?
From the Conservative Daily News:
By DJ Redman
All of this idiocy and blatant government stupidity, (not to mention the theft of taxpayer dollars under the guise of a “prize”) is brought to you by Barack Obama’s Liberal-lunatic appointee, Steven Chu. Does America really want four more years of this Liberal-lunacy? Note. Should Energy Chief Chu not understand the title of this opinion piece, here is a clue. It involves a place where the sun doesn’t shine.
What would you prefer? Would you like to get up in the morning, hook your car up to a few minutes of compressed air, at a few pennies of cost, or would you like to go miles out of your way to fill up your car with the new government mandated bio-fuel: Algae? It will only cost you about $38 dollars a gallon…(that’s before tax) That’s not so bad now, is it? If Obama is re-elected, not only will some 13 panel control freaks in Washington decide if they will allow you to live if you get cancer after 50, you might have to pay outlandish prices for Obama’s new mandated energy biofuel just to get to the hospital.
Obama, and his Energy Secretary Steven Chu, have decided that America can’t drill for oil, even though Obama has given the go ahead to Mexico and China to drill off our coasts. They both dished the recent Keystone oil pipeline from Canada, because they both believe that we are killing the planet with our emissions. Chu admits we can’t do anything about China’s pollution.(Chu calls them the gorilla in theroom) —but they are making themselves feel better, they are determined to make Americans stop using gas.
WHY? Because they, and all their liberal friends are going to make trillions off it. Steven Chu has plans to be the new Rockefeller of bio-algae. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Steve after all, belongs to the Design the Future think-tank with all the other global alarmists who have decided to make a lot of money selling us solar panels, windmills, and now…algae.
Newt and Sarah Palin should be talking about this new insanity. Well, Newt did— but can we trust Newt? Forget corn…they can grow algae and make much more money off of it. Why? Well, for one thing, to save all those solar energy companies they have invested it. You see– algae grows best with …wait for it…wait for it……………….SOLAR PANELS!!
(Who decided that I wonder?)
Let’s talk about algae: first and foremost : know you enemy. Steven Chu, the man who gave the billions to Solyendra, has spent his life in academia. You know, those places that give out Nobel Peace Prizes to Presidents that bomb countries, and men who can cool atoms?
I’ve always wanted my atoms cooled, how about you?
As you can see by the video above, it took one engineer to develop a car that runs on compressed air. FREE compressed air. NO polluting emission. Just imagine what would happen if the inventors of the world put their heads together, and further expanded on this idea.
Minority Report? Jetsons? Come on…haven’t we been dreaming about air cars forever?
In a free market system, that’s what would be happening. But…the elites have been working night and day to get rid of that free market systems…where the lone inventor can invent something that changes the world. NO…globalization is where governments pick and choose who gets to manufacture what, and where they can manufacture it, and for whom. Unless your inventing something for the internet. Then…they let you get rich, because eventually, they plan to take it over.
The inventor of the air car, and his immediate investors would make the money…NOT the big liberal gurus like Al Gore and Chu who would not get a penny. Not to mention, they couldn’t take trillions of taxpayers’ dollars and give it to all the universities to keep the big academia of corruption going– could they now?
U.S. universities which are working on producing oil for algae include: The University of Arizona, University of Illinois, University of California, University of Texas, University of Maine, University of Kansas, The College of William and Mary, Northern Illinois University, University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Old Dominion University, Utah State University, New Mexico State University, and Missouri University of Science and Technology. The University of Georgia…and…uh….just how many Universities does it take to put one algae on the head of a pin?
They are already throwing billions of taxpayers’ dollars at this..and why? This is Steven Chu idea. In the future he says, special varieties of high glucose plants would be grown in the tropics. processed, and then the chemical would be shipped around like oil is today to other countries. The St. Petersburg Times has stated that Chu’s concept “shows vision on the scale needed to deal with global warming.”
Chu wants to be the new Green Global BP rich man of the world. And don’t you want to see who’s going to get on the ground floor of this? Notice that in this video below that Obama makes it sound like we can just do this in our country. Chu wants to develop in the tropics. (Who’s going to win?)
But not so fast space cadets… there is lots of problems: The difficulties in efficient biodiesel production from algae lie in finding an algal strain, with a combination of high lipid content and fast growth rate, that isn’t too difficult to harvest; and a cost-effective cultivation system (i.e., type of photo bioreactor) that is best suited to that strain. There is also a need to provide concentrated CO2 to increase the rate of production. Open-pond systems for the most part have been given up for the cultivation of algae with high-oil content.
Oh…so Obama is just teasing us about this stuff can be taken from anywhere? Yep.
Most companies pursuing algae as a source of biofuels are pumping nutrient-laden water through plastic or borosilicate glass tubes that are exposed to sunlight and so called photo bioreactors or PBR. Running a PBR is more difficult than an open pond and more costly but more effective.
You can’t use waste water because it cannot feed algae directly and must first be processed by bacteria, or it could contaminate the algae. You have to clean and sterilize. Ocean water is not good either. Metals and other stuff can corrupt the algae.
Whereas technical problems, such as harvesting, are being addressed successfully by the industry, the high up-front investment of algae-to-biofuels facilities is seen by many as a major obstacle to the success of this technology. Only few studies on the economic viability are publicly available, and must often rely on the little data (often only engineering estimates) available in the public domain. The group found that capital cost, labor cost and operational costs (fertilizer, electricity, etc.) by themselves are too high for algae biofuels to be cost-competitive with conventional fuels.
Do you see another Solyndra here? Everyone told them NOT to invest, but Obama kept on going. Do you see WHY now? Pond scum visions of world domination…it’s enough to make you wince. Like global warming…there are hundreds of scientists who will argue that algae has great potential, but they are almost all of them making a nice living off of government grants.
Nobody Thinks that one man, with determinations, can do more for the world than a handful of corrupt pond scum elites who see a way to buy their own fortune.
This time the redistribution is going to the top. Would you rather breathe the creativity of clean cool air, or follow the money to the top of the pond scum, and smell the stench of infinite greed?
Chu wants to be Rockefeller…Nobody Hopes he stays in the pond with Kermit.
Anyone who has read me for some time, knows that I happen to think there is an elite group of various powerful men and women, who have taken upon themselves to “save the planet.” Well, it’s nothing new in history, but it’s even more dangerous now in this time, due to our technology, which happens to be all in their hands. I have thought this for years, because it seems to be the only thing that makes sense.
People make mistakes, but when you see who benefits the ‘mistakes’ it starts to form a pattern.
So, I’m keeping this short. This video shows a bit of what many have been planning, and if you logically consider all the events in the world, and how they seem to all point to one direction, you will start to watch for it.
Black has become white. The Tea Party people are dangerous? There are black riots everywhere, and no one is talking about them? My own local Police chief told me to move becasue I was worried about my Muslim neighbors meetings?
Our own government opened the flootgates to the little farmers this spring. And more and more people want us to be like “China.” I hear it all the time on the radio.
And as you can see from this video (on Doug Powers site) they are going full force with the little ones.
I’m going to stop talking, because, it’s just so damn…insane. But, if you have the time, the video is worth it.
(thanks to amfortas)
Remember these images next you pay “four dollars at the gas station. Somewhere far away, is some poor harem of women, who have to clean this place.
And THEY despise capitalism?
–that one of the reasons we are so easily manipulated into getting used to accepting this global warming nonsense, is the very smart way they advertise. Nobody does it better than America.
If you want to sell something, put a cute baby animal into the picture. In this case, GE’s brillint ad for new energy just about makes you think that IF you buy an electric car, some cute little baby elephant will be dancing in the rainforest!
You want to change the world? Get a cute baby of anything to sell the idea that YOU..have nothing but sweet and gentle motives for the American people, and the planet.
The trouble is: this stuff works.
Watch as this cute baby elephant (cleverly dancing to Benny Goodman) brings up memories of AMERICAN FACTORIES that are NOT here anymore!
Okay, I will say no more….except this:
I wish someone would make another commerical with a herd of MAMA elephants that would go trashing through the solar panels, smashing them by the sheer force of their weight, AND THEN–the herd would go through a store that sells GE’s new lightbulbs, and the whole herd would take part in trampling them to little bits with their feet, (while the store employees run for their lives) AND THEN– they would stampede those cute little elecrtical parking meters to oblivion, all the while chasing Al Gore and Jeffery Immelt, back to the forest, to the tune of WIPE OUT.
In the last scene the cute little baby elephant would run to get under Mama Elephant’s legs, and hold up an Edison’s lightbulb…and it would light!
And baby elephant would …smile! While Mama patted him on the head.
Hollywood has lost it’s sense of humor.