Oil and Energy Prices, Questions and Answers
Why the US Should Stop Subsidizing Big Wind
Written by Berry Jingles Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:34
Intro to the Paul Driessen Article
Paul Driessen is an expert on energy sources, and always presents well-reasoned writings to back up his positions - not wild claims of forthcoming doom to humanity and the earth that never materialize. He is "senior policy adviser for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), which is sponsoring the All Pain No Gain petition against global-warming hype."
He does not work for Big Oil. He does not work for Big Gas. He does not work for Big Coal.
The eco-maniacs hate him - obviously.
His points in this piece are widely unknown yet salient, and should be made known to all of society.
It's my view that those who oppose his reasoning do so either because they are benefitting financially from Big Wind, Solar, Global Warming research funds or they are so brainwashed they can't possibly go against the propaganda they have swallowed.
Notice too that these are true subsidies Driessen is speaking of for Big Wind, which are direct costs to the taxpayers of billions annually.
What leftists call "subsidies for Big Oil" are simply the same business expense write offs and equipment write downs that all businesses use. Obama has led the charge against "Big Oil," with shady comments like this one: "I think it's only fair to ask an oil company or a corporate jet owner that has done so well to give up a tax break that no other business enjoys."
(I think the president's wife and children should give up expansive and expensive vacations - at taxpayer expense - at a time when so many millions of people are suffering unemployment and starvation.)
Obama made the above statement in a State of the Union speech. It definitely takes a lot of nerve to lie like that; you have to give him that. Our Collection of Obama Lies shows that he has to be the most brazen liar ever to occupy the White House.
To hear Barack Obama's tale, you would think that oil companies aren't paying any taxes at all. The major US oil companies alone pay hundreds of billions in federal taxes, with billions more going to foreign nations. In 2010 (I've not seen the 2011 figures, which will be more, much more) one of the oil companies that the eco-maniacs hate the most, Exxon which donates millions to eco-maniac causes, paid $89 billion in taxes.
There are many other reasons to dislike "Big Oil" than the fact that they write off their expenses just as all businesses do. They lie about "global warming" and they sponsor the very eco-maniacs who bash them at every turn.
With wind and ethanol and solar, taxpayers are paying companies - often the biggest political donors to the Party in Charge - and providing them with special tax breaks and loans to produce the products and infrastructure for these types of energy. GE has been a beneficiary of contracts and special tax breaks - yet has sent jobs to China to carry out much of the work. Not a word about that from the Obamaites. Thus, what Big Wind and Solar are receiving are nothing but paybacks to political backers.
The result this wild "green spending" has been an economic catastrophe, the loss of jobs, jobs sent abroad, a bane to the environment, and the demonization of natural earth fuels (coal, gas, oil) to convince the people and the government they should chose the above-mentioned forms of energy instead.
Very informative article. A veritable study in energy sources by an honest expert. Would that our bought and paid off government would listen.
For the health of humanity and the planet: Berry Jingles
Current Crude Prices Make Drilling Profitable
Written by Erik Thorsen Monday, 12 December 2011 00:00
Can America become a crude oil exporter on the global market?
Across the United States are discovered enormous reserves of natural gas and crude oil. Novel exploration and exploitation technologies, such as fracking and horizontal drilling, are not cheap. However the high price of oil, around $100 per barrel, makes the new expensive techniques very profitable. Which means that oil deposits scarcity is not a factor in the US.
Is CO2 a Pollutant or Not?
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 August 2011 21:23 Written by Elmo Robbins Wednesday, 31 August 2011 21:14
Video of Seven World Renowned Scientists Refuting Al Gore's Claims That CO2 is Polluting the Planet and Causing Global Warming
Earth Enters Global Cooling
Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2011 14:24 Written by Erik Thorsen Tuesday, 26 July 2011 12:11
Is our planet actually cooling?
"The salient facts [regarding climate change] are these. First, the accepted global average temperature statistics used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change show that no ground-based warming has occurred since 1998. Oddly, this eight-year-long temperature stasis has occurred despite an increase over the same period of 15 parts-per-million (or 4 percent) in atmospheric CO2."
"Second, lower atmosphere satellite-based temperature measurements, if corrected for non-greenhouse influences such as El Nino events and large volcanic eruptions, show little if any global warming since 1979, a period over which atmospheric CO2 has increased by 55 ppm (17 percent)."
"Third, there are strong indications from solar studies that Earth’s current temperature stasis will be followed by climatic cooling over the next few decades."
"In fact, there is every doubt whether any global warming at all is occurring at the moment, let alone human-caused warming." (Bob Carter, Professor in Climate Science at James Cook University)
The above statement was made in 2006. Harsh winters and cool summers to date are an indicator that our planet has already entered a natural and normal, cyclical, cooling phase.
Global Warming, The Big Joke
Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2011 14:24 Written by Erik Thorsen Monday, 25 July 2011 11:06
Did our elected politicians listen to the sane scientists? No. Why energy prices keep soaring beyond reason? This is a rhetoric question... Otherwise, we're the fools in this huge big joke they call "man-made global warming." It's another mistake ditched on the taxpayer, or is it a mistake or not?
“Man’s contribution to greenhouse gases is so small we couldn’t change the climate if we tried. We’re all going to survive this. In five years Global Warming will be seen as a big joke. It’s time to attack the myth of Global Warming. A combination of misinterpreted and misguided science, media hype, and political spin has created the current hysteria. It’s become a witch-hunt, a Salem witch-hunt. And it’s time to put a stop to it.” (Augie Auer, retired University of Wyoming professor of atmospheric science; 5-16,07)