Duck and run
This, of course, is in my humble opinion.
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The United States has allowed multiple large, vertically intergrated oil companies to merge over the last five years, placing control of the market in too few hands. The result: uncompetitive domestic gasoline markets.The report further states that "large oil companies can more easily control domestic gasoline prices by exploiting their ever-greater market share, keeeping prices artificially high long enough to rake in easy profits but not so long that consumers reduce their dependence on oil."
"The high price reflects the significant global demand for crude oil as well as the limited ability of oil-producing nations to expand their production in the short run . . . futures prices, which reflect the market’s expectations of prices six years hence, are around $55 per barrel. The small expected decline from current prices reflects the market’s view that the supply-demand balance for oil will not change appreciably over the medium term."The API closes out their statement by adding that "Greenspan wrote that the 'U.S. economy seems to be coping pretty well' with higher energy prices, but estimated that the increase in oil prices since the end of 2003 likely reduced real GDP growth last year by 0.5 percentage points and would cut growth this year by about 0.75 percentage points."
"Cindy Sheehan has become the Rosa Parks of the anti-war movement," said Rev. Lennox Yearwood, leader of the Hip Hop Caucus, an activist group. "She's tired, fed up and she's not going to take it anymore, and so now we stand with her."I take it back, I do have this to say ...
Still putting out the O'Reilly fires of me being a traitor and using Casey's name dishonorably, my in-laws sent out a press conference disagreeing with me in strong terms; which is totally okay with me, because they barely knew Casey. We have always been on separate sides of the fence politically and I have not spoken to them since the elections when they supported the man who is responsible for Casey's death. The thing that matters to me is that my family: Casey's dad and my other 3 kids are on the same side of the fence that I am.
The Sheehan Family lost our beloved Casey in the Iraq War and we have been silently, respectfully grieving. We do not agree with the political motivations and publicity tactics of Cindy Sheehan. She now appears to be promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety at the the expense of her son's good name and reputation. The rest of the Sheehan Family supports the troops, our country, and our President, silently, with prayer and respect.In an August 10 entry in her blog on ass-hat Michael Moore's site, the nut job demonstrated how this is a personal issue for her and really has nothing to do with her son. For instance, she wrote, "Again, I did tons of interviews. It looks like I will be on the cover of People Magazine. Time Magazine, Vanity Fair and Oprah's magazine will be interviewing me also." Nothing in that day's entry mentions her son.
Casey Sheehan's grandparents, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.
Five years ago, in her husband's tax evasion trial, Jeanine Pirro heard prosecutors claim he had illegally deducted the expenses of their luxury cars, a paternity suit and even the custom-made pen for their pet pigs, Wilbur and Orville.If nothing else, they're each almost half-way decent looking. Perhaps they could wrestle in Jell-o.
'There's not any part of my life that's not in that indictment,' complained Pirro, now the district attorney in Westchester County, in the New York City suburbs.
On Monday, she likely signed up for more of the same kind of attention when she announced she would seek the Republican nomination to run against Hillary Rodham Clinton for the U.S. Senate.
Morgan Connery is from Lampasas.This, of course, is in my humble opinion.
“I just jumped in my truck and drove out with a big bucket of chicken. That was the best thing I could think of to bring. If I could've done it over, I'd bring a tent.
It's all in support of Cindy Sheehan, who lost her son Casey in the Iraq war: “I am amazed at the outpouring of love and support from around the world that we're getting.”
Sheehan's story tugged the heart of Killeen resident Cathleen Fox, whose son Christopher is stationed at Fort Hood. Christopher just got back from Iraq and will ship out again in a few months. The two came to the camp to show their support.
Cathleen says, “I read yesterday that Cindy Sheehan was out here and it just crushed me.”
FOXNews.com - Dead Marine's Mom Protests at Bush Ranch: "CRAWFORD, Texas — The mother of a fallen U.S. soldier who is holding a roadside peace vigil near President Bush's ranch shares the same grief as relatives mourning the deaths of Ohio Marines, yet their views about the war differ."
While I have sorrow for this woman's loss, I am compelled by her actions to write that I feel she is a fool. This is a time of war and, whether as an American one agrees with it or not, there must still be support and solidarity on all fronts.
She wants to know why her son died. It's my belief that this man joined the armed forces of his own fruition and knew the risks going in. Sure, I'm sure some people out there look at it as a free ride; however, the ultimate purpose of the armed forces is to serve this country in many forms and this sometimes means the lose of life.
American casualties by conflict:
Many would argue the necessity for our involvement in World War I and others would argue that Pres. F.D. Roosevelt forced us into World War II by ignoring warnings of domestic "terrorism". Still, it is held that the wars were accepted by the American public and questions of honor, loyalty and duty never came up.
(It is obvious that this was not entirely the case, despite the glamorization of those time periods by many. Though there were protests and riots, all in all there was still a great deal of patriotism at all costs. Finally, even the American Civil War had its share of protests with most occurring in the northern cities -- especially
Before there was a draft, hundreds of thousands lined the streets to enlist for the wars. Not until
This attitude of individuality is clearly evident by the actions of one Leonard Clark. A kindergarten teacher stateside, Clark has been serving in
In my opinion,
NOTE: There are daily reports of the soldiers being under supplied. While this shouldn't be the case, it's important to note that this has always been the case from the American Revolutionary and Civil wars to World War II and
This, of course, is in my humble opinion.