LIEberman is TOAST!!! Uhh..maybe not

Pieces of a military/oil/nuclear industry are falling strangely into place.

PUZZLE PIECE ONE

May 13 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. military proposed closing its submarine base in New London, Connecticut, and Fort McPherson in Georgia, and returning 14,000 overseas personnel to domestic bases in the first round of base closings and realignments in a decade.

Update [2005-5-13 12:53:37 by Parker]: Via has all of the details http://www.ilpundit.blogspot.com/ Connecticut is slated to lose 8586 jobs

Infact if I am reading his data correct CONNECTICUT WILL HAVE THE HIGEST NET LOSS OF JOBS*

Text Total results:

Blue States lose (-24,289) jobs

Red States gain 12,538 jobs.

PUZZLE PIECE TWO!!! Suddenly all of these "abandoned" bases are to be used as refineries or nuclear plants... New London already has nuclear facilites for it's submarines.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/print?id=709078

President Bush proposed allowing oil companies to build new refineries at abandoned military bases and encouraging new nuclear power plants in steps that critics said would do nothing to address America's immediate problem of high gasoline prices."The problem is clear. This problem did not develop overnight, and it's not going to be fixed overnight," Bush said in lowering expectations for immediate relief.

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada said Bush's announcement "amounts to little more than half-measures and wrongheaded policies that will do nothing to address the current energy crisis or break the stranglehold that foreign oil has on our nation."

Bush, speaking to a friendly crowd of small business leaders, urged Congress to include in energy legislation now moving on Capitol Hill a plan to let oil companies use former military bases to build new refineries.

No new U.S. oil refineries have been built since the 1970s, mostly because of the lengthy process to obtain environmental permits from state regulators and opposition from local communities.

PUZZLE PIECE THREE!!! The only obstacle to turn the military complexes into oil refineries is the enviromental concern... but hey guess what the Pentagon asked for this week?

Pentagon Is Asking Congress to Loosen Environmental Laws
Why?

WASHINGTON, May 10 - After three unsuccessful tries, the Pentagon is asking Congress again this year to loosen major environmental laws to allow military training exercises around the country to proceed unimpeded.

Military officials say the requested changes, hich could be approved this week as part of the defense authorization bill for 2006 ,[WAS THIS APPROVED????] are essential to preserve the quality of training and to avoid lawsuits over possible violations of statutes that govern air, water and waste.

With more than 100,000 American military personnel in Iraq, training issues have taken on a heightened sense of urgency, giving the request a better chance of passing this year despite opposition from environmental advocacy groups and state and local governments.

"Workarounds, while sounding reasonable and feasible, cannot sacrifice realistic combat training," Paul W. Mayberry, a deputy under secretary of defense, said in a speech last month, referring to interruptions to military exercises. "All too often, such workarounds chip away at basic fabric and underpinnings of the training objectives."

Mr. Mayberry cited several examples, including the way troops headed for Iraq learned to roll up their tents, a security issue at night because of the way light reflects off the material. In training, he said, they were faced with "an environmental requirement"not to disturb desert tortoises in the training area.

Wingnut tells High School kids that 'Condoms cause Cancer'

I swear they just want to kill our kids.

An irate father is demanding that Bozeman High School present students with a rebuttal to what he called "extremely biased religious dogma" delivered by an assembly speaker who warned teens against the dangers of drugs, drinking and premarital sex.

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Wells demanded the school give equal time to rebut the "misinformation" his son heard: that condoms lead to cancer, that birth control pills are only 20 percent effective, that sexually transmitted diseases are spread by skin contact alone, that third-trimester fetuses can be aborted, that video games lead to homicide, that human papilloma virus can be transferred through condoms and that teens can achieve "second virginity" through abstinence.

She maintained it's true that there are cancer-causing agents in latex condoms; that 80 percent of teenage girls who seek abortions are already on birth-control pills; and that human papilloma virus is small enough to pass through condoms. She said she does promote the idea of second virginity.

The school paid Holewinski paid $1,500 for her talk and expenses.

Well I guess it is not only Africans and Brazilians they are trying to kill. Sounds like they want everyone to join in the "rapture"...  next they will be passing out cynide-lace koolaid.

This is a widespread cult.

The small plane in DC was STAGED!!!!

I KNEW IT!!!

I said this yesterday in Terra Alutz

They played out their welcome with the color coded terra alurtz. When I first saw this nonsense about the plane and how they made people run about like chickens with their head cut off I knew something was amiss.

It reminded me of kids pulling the fire alarm to get out of taking an exam.

LANCASTER COUNTY, PA -  A wayward plane from Lancaster County sparked a brief panic in the nation's capital Wednesday afternoon when it crossed into restricted airspace near the White House.

A wayward plane from Lancaster County sparked a brief panic in the nation's capital Wednesday afternoon when it crossed into restricted airspace near the White House.

The pilot, Hayden "Jim" Sheaffer Jr., 69, of Lititz, and his passenger, Troy D. Martin, 36, of Akron, were taken into federal custody and questioned for several hours before being released.

No charges were filed against the two men after Secret Service agents determined they simply got lost on their way to an air show in North Carolina.

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Sheaffer was not required to file a flight plan before departing, according to the airport owner.

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Youmans said Sheaffer is a Republican and campaigned for President Bush.

"He's a big President Bush supporter," Youmans said. "He's a good person that made a terrible error."

This is beginning to sound like the BOY WHO CRIED WOLF

The day that there really is an attack no one is going to believe them.

Calling all Langevin and Casey Lovers

This is the type of not-so Democrat Democrat you could have or can expect from these so-called Democrats.

Another Democrat Back stabs the Democratic Party

Mr. Nelson's proposal is that six members of each party sign a memorandum of understanding under which the Republicans would pledge to oppose the "nuclear option" and the Democrats would pledge to support cloture on some of the seven currently filibustered nominees. They would also pledge to refrain from supporting future filibusters except under the most extraordinary circumstances.

What exactly would constitute such extreme circumstances is not entirely clear -- which is actually the point. Democratic signatories would know that their understanding of extreme circumstances might not correspond to that of the Republican signatories. A decision, in other words, by any of the six Democrats to support a future filibuster could -- if the Democratic case is not widely accepted -- cause the Republicans to consider themselves released from the deal. The deal would therefore preserve the current rules, yet it would also give Democrats genuine reason to think twice before derailing a future nominee who enjoys majority support.

Mr. Nelson's spokesman, David DiMartino, says the senator is confident that six Democrats support the idea and that interest on the Republican side is strong as well -- though Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.), who had been working on the compromise, has recently denied that a deal is close.

Question: What kind of slimy bastard Democrat sells out the filibuster to the GOP???

Answer: One that is not a Democrat

My guess to the other five sellout Senators: LIEberman, Salazar, Biden, Clinton, Kerry (cuz Hilliary signed)

This is why the Democrats will NOT take back the House or the Senate in 2006...because we have too many Democratic assholes in Washington. Any fool touting partisanship over issues and that we must support any freakin jerk that has a "D" behind their name... just shove Nelson, LIEberman and Salazar in their faces....

Terra Alurtz, State Homeland Security and Pensions...(Poll)

Everytime the Fed Government raised the terra alurtz states had to shell out millions of dollars for readiness.

However at the same time:

Bush cut funding to the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Domestic Preparedness, which supplies a variety of first-responder grants to state and local governments, by $800 million, to $3.6 billion in 2005 from $4.4 billion in 2004. [Department of Homeland Security, 2005 Budget in Brief, www.dhs.gov; Congressional Quarterly, www.CQ.com]

Bush Leaves Chemical Plants, Air Traffic, Ports, Other Sensitive Targets Under-Protected

The sector that had no choice but to pay themselves for homeland security has been airports orther wise people would not fly.

This sector could least afford the cost of fake terra alurtz. According to the Reuters website, the industry's cost structure is very tight.  The average margins are: gross margin 28%, operating margin 5.4% and net income margin 2.6%.  The long-term debt as a percentage of total assets - 1.05%.

Funny the same day that Ridge confesses to unneccessary terra alurtz is the same day that a bankruptcy judge has allowed United Airlines to default on its pensions.

Is the Bush administration to to blame? And if so should the sates and the employees of United sure the federal government for negligence?

Dean was right about... terra alurtz

"I am concerned that every time something happens that is not good for President Bush, he plays this trump card, which is terrorism.  His whole campaign is based on the notion that, 'I can keep you safe (therefore in times of difficulty for America) stick with me.' And then out comes Tom Ridge."

- Howard Dean

There's more...

Pentagon Is Asking Congress to Loosen Environmental Laws

Why?

WASHINGTON, May 10 - After three unsuccessful tries, the Pentagon is asking Congress again this year to loosen major environmental laws to allow military training exercises around the country to proceed unimpeded.

Military officials say the requested changes, which could be approved this week as part of the defense authorization bill for 2006, are essential to preserve the quality of training and to avoid lawsuits over possible violations of statutes that govern air, water and waste.

With more than 100,000 American military personnel in Iraq, training issues have taken on a heightened sense of urgency, giving the request a better chance of passing this year despite opposition from environmental advocacy groups and state and local governments.

"Workarounds, while sounding reasonable and feasible, cannot sacrifice realistic combat training," Paul W. Mayberry, a deputy under secretary of defense, said in a speech last month, referring to interruptions to military exercises. "All too often, such workarounds chip away at basic fabric and underpinnings of the training objectives."

Mr. Mayberry cited several examples, including the way troops headed for Iraq learned to roll up their tents, a security issue at night because of the way light reflects off the material. In training, he said, they were faced with "an environmental requirement"not to disturb desert tortoises in the training area.

They are so full of shit

There's more...

Wingnuts 'Persecution Complex'

Have you noticed how wingnuts thrive on their perceived notions of persecution?

Check out Redstate... poor me... woes me... I am being persecuted by dem evildoer libruls.

It is really fascinating...Kremplasky was on C-Span and the only thing he could comment on afterwards was those nasty emails he received...

These jokers really have a persecution complex.

I was thinking that what they really need in love and attention...

Let's change tactics... a revised version of the recipe tactic on dKos. Whenever a wingnut troll appear (cough jcassity cough) let's shower them with LOVE AND ATTENTION... I swear they are just a bunch of lonely homeschooled morans

Congress funding Christian Madrasses

Aid to Christian School In Alaska Spurs Lawsuit

There are those who complain that Congress does not care about the concerns of the little guy. But those people do not attend Alaska Christian College.

The school, founded five years ago and affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church, has 37 students. It is not accredited and does not grant degrees. It offers, instead, certificates in biblical studies at the end of a student's first year and certificates in biblical and general studies to those who complete a second. Over the past two years, Congress has given the school more than $1 million.

There's more...

Gasoline prices from around the world

This chart is from CNN's website. Gas prices around the world  (in US dollars per gallon):

Gasoline prices in the United States, which have recently hit record highs, are actually much lower than in many countries. Drivers in some European cities, like Amsterdam and Oslo, are paying nearly 3 times more than those in the U.S.

The main factor in price disparities between countries is government policy, according to AirInc, a company that tracks the cost of living in various places around the world. Many European nations tax gasoline heavily, with taxes making up as much as 75 percent of the cost of a gallon of gasoline, said a spokesperson for AirInc.

  • Netherlands Amsterdam $6.48
  • Norway Oslo $6.27
  • Italy Milan $5.96
  • Denmark Copenhagen $5.93
  • Belgium Brussels $5.91
  • Sweden Stockholm $5.80
  • United Kingdom London $5.79
  • Germany Frankfurt $5.57
  • France Paris $5.54
  • Portugal Lisbon $5.35
  • Hungary Budapest $4.94
  • Luxembourg $4.82
  • Croatia Zagreb $4.81
  • Ireland Dublin $4.78
  • Switzerland Geneva $4.74
  • Spain Madrid $4.55
  • Japan Tokyo $4.24
  • Czech Republic Prague $4.19
  • Romania Bucharest $4.09
  • Andorra $4.08
  • Estonia Tallinn $3.62
  • Bulgaria Sofia $3.52
  • Brazil Brasilia $3.12
  • Cuba Havana $3.03
  • Taiwan Taipei $2.84
  • Lebanon Beirut $2.63
  • South Africa Johannesburg $2.62
  • Nicaragua Managua $2.61
  • Panama Panama City $2.19
  • Russia Moscow $2.10
  • Puerto Rico San Juan $1.74
  • Saudi Arabia Riyadh $0.91
  • Kuwait Kuwait City $0.78
  • Egypt Cairo $0.65
  • Nigeria Lagos $0.38
  • Venezuela Caracas $0.12

In a few Latin America and Middle-East nations, such as Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, oil is produced by a government-owned company and local gasoline prices are kept low as a benefit to the nation's citizens, he said. All prices updated March, 2005.

Source:
CNN
http://money.cnn.com/pf/features/lists/global_gasprices/

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