Monthly Archives: September 2012

Drain the Swamp

The heroes of Flight 93 didn’t have a week to conclude we were under attack on September 11, 2001. The attacks had no precedent. Flight 93’s passengers had scant shreds of information but a ton of common sense and the … Continue reading

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“Warp bubbles” could make Star Trek-style space travel possible #rsrh #onlythemessenger

Energy question could make Star Trek warp drive possible “NASA scientists are working on a way to power a spacecraft to distant solar systems with the use of warp drive, a fictional faster-than-light propulsion system that became popular due to … Continue reading

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North Dakota’s Bakken tops 600,000 barrels per day #rsrh “The Bakken has been the single most important unconventional oil play in the U.S. in recent years, as output from the shale deposit has sent North Dakota skyrocketing into second-place among the oil-producing states in the country. “In July, … Continue reading

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S. Dakota mining school’s new grads beat Harvard’s for pay #rsrh “Harvard University’s graduates are earning less than those from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology after a decade-long commodity bull market created shortages of workers as well as minerals. “Those leaving the college of 2,300 students this … Continue reading

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So Proudly We Hail … the Russian Navy & the Turkish Air Force

Fighter jets shown at DNC were Turkish, not American | The Daily Caller “The Democratic National Committee has already apologized for using a photo of four Soviet-era Russian warships in a giant stage backdrop intended to illustrate the party’s support … Continue reading

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‘We have more oil and natural gas than anyone thought possible even 5 years ago.’

The domestic oil and gas supply picture is better than it’s been in a generation, and it’s getting better every day. That’s not my opinion; it’s also the conclusion of Adam Sieminski, chief administrator of the Department of Energy’s Energy … Continue reading

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Will Obama tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve before November? #rsrh

White House could have ‘defensible pretext’ to tap SPR soon: analysts “A drawdown of the US emergency oil stockpile is looking increasingly likely as economic and political pressures converge to enable the Obama administration to justify a release, analysts said … Continue reading

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Brazil Supreme Court upholds ban on Chevron, Transocean #rsrh

Brazil Supreme Court upholds injunction against Chevron, Transocean “RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s Supreme Court has upheld a lower-court injunction barring oil major Chevron and drilling rig operator Transocean from operating in the country, denying a request by local regulators … Continue reading

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I Told You So Part DCCXXI: Bacteria ate ~60% of BP Spill’s oil #rsrh

Research indicates bacteria broke down majority of Gulf oil spill “According to an assessment spearheaded by Rochester’s John Kessler, as much as 200,000 tons or more of oil and natural gas might have been consumed, leaving only around two-fifths of … Continue reading

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Enviro Defense Fund favors #fracking for #natgas over coal. #rsrh

Business Insider: Environmental Defense Fund Supports Fracking “Natural gas production can never be made entirely safe; like any intensive industrial activity, it involves risks. But having studied the issue closely, we are convinced that if tough rules, oversight and penalties … Continue reading

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