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Make it hurt Obama, make it hurt!!

Shell Oil Company (AKA Eeeeevil Big Oil) has announced it must scrap efforts to drill for oil this summer in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Alaska. (h/t Dan Springer at FoxNews.com)

Shell has spent five years and nearly $4 billion dollars on plans to explore for oil in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The leases alone cost $2.2 billion. Shell Vice President Pete Slaiby says obtaining similar air permits for a drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico would take about 45 days. He’s especially frustrated over the appeal board’s suggestion that the Arctic drill would somehow be hazardous for the people who live in the area. “We think the issues were really not major,” Slaiby said, “and clearly not impactful for the communities we work in.”
The closest village to where Shell proposed to drill is Kaktovik, Alaska. It is one of the most remote places in the United States. According to the latest census, the population is 245 and nearly all of the residents are Alaska natives. The village, which is 1 square mile, sits right along the shores of the Beaufort Sea, 70 miles away from the proposed off-shore drill site.
The EPA’s appeals board ruled that Shell had not taken into consideration emissions from an ice-breaking vessel when calculating overall greenhouse gas emissions from the project. Environmental groups were thrilled by the ruling.
“What the modeling showed was in communities like Kaktovik, Shell’s drilling would increase air pollution levels close to air quality standards,” said Eric Grafe, Earthjustice’s lead attorney on the case. Earthjustice was joined by Center for Biological Diversity and the Alaska Wilderness League in challenging the air permits.

What the hell, who needs more American Oil? I love paying over $20 to fill the tank on my Harley! Just a small change from an old Army chant… “Make it hurt Obama make it hurt! We like it, We love it, we want more of it, make it hurt Obama, make it hurt!” Of course that particular chant was reserved for physical fitness training when pain was merely a sign of weakness leaving the body. This? This is pain aimed at reducing us to serfdom, we will travel where and when they tell us we can. And by what means we can. High speed rail anyone? Hell, by foot is even better as long as you don’t walk too fast, raising your respiration rate and endangering the delicate balance of global warming/cooling/climate change/unicorn farts.

Hell, why fill a multi-billion dollar pipeline designed to fulfill a Nation’s energy needs?

At stake is an estimated 27 billion barrels of oil. That’s how much the U. S. Geological Survey believes is in the U.S. portion of the Arctic Ocean. For perspective, that represents two and a half times more oil than has flowed down the Trans Alaska pipeline throughout its 30-year history. That pipeline is getting dangerously low on oil. At 660,000 barrels a day, it’s carrying only one-third its capacity.

Everyone together now! It sends a tingle up Chrissy Matthew’s leg when we all chant together… Make it hurt Obama, make it hurt…

nessa
Retired Paratrooper, Biker, Tattoo Artist

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  1. I don’t know where the numbers are today, nessa, but when Reagan woke the common Democrats, the worker bees, up in 1980, the anarchists, statists and collectivists had only held sway for eight or ten years, so there was still some semblance of common sense in the land to cut them off at the pass. Unfortunately, he only had eight years. Now another two decades have passed and for a lot of people, all they know is statism and bobblehead nodding.

    • My last deployment was with CJTF (Combined Joint Task Force) 82. As the staff for RC East we worked alot trying to bring in an economy, factories, manufacturing, jobs, paychecks… We were invariably stopped by the utter lack of infrastructure. Electrical power was non-existent. The major cities had some power but it was unreliable and easily overloaded. Villages had their own generators but not large enough to provide for major employers/producers, not even a Coca-Cola bottling plant. I believe the foundation of the industrial revolution was the availability of cheap power, it made the Ford model of production/assembly possible. Without cheap power it is over-priced if even attainable. Allowing, hell, URGING prices for power higher, as the Obambi administration is doing is doing more to destroy our economy than our enemies have ever done, combined. His goal is to destroy us.

  2. Twenty years in the US energy industry – Obama hasn’t got me yet (but I have learned to zig zag as I run!) – with three of those years up in Alaska – here are some thoughts about the Alaska Pipeline:
    1. Though it cost more than originally estimated to construct, it has paid for itself many, many times over and is a veritable strategic asset to this country’s national security. While it was being built it employed tens of thousands of AMERICANS in high paying job$. It was already supposed to have been obsolete and junked by turn of the century but it is still performing magnificently. And all those millions of barrels of warm crude oil that came down the line – where did they go? In tankers from Valdez, down to refineries in…………….. California (!). That’s right, as the tree huggers motor in their BMWs from protests in Santa Barbara to the latest trendy restaurant in Marin County, the gas in their tank they are burning – came down the Pipeline.
    2. The Pipeline never harmed wildlife. If anything, it has been a boon to the Caribou who give birth and shelter underneath its protection & warmth. Polar bears likewise are thriving.
    3. “If we drill in ANWR, we still won’t have oil for 10 years” say the lib Dems – more like 5 years with better technology, BUT the effect on the world price of oil will be IMMEDIATE and downward if the permits go forward. There is already about a $30 “premium” built into the world price of oil because of MiddleEastern instability and the world’s business leaders’ poor opinion of Obama as a leader. Drilling in the US will reverse these tides of fear. Quickly,
    4. Besides the crude oil, there is also about 35 tcf (trillion cubic feet) of natural gas on the North Slope. A national treasure house and reserve of US hydrocarbon. Shall we tap it, or wait for Russian companies to come in and exploit it, same as Cuba is starting to drill (with China’s help) in the Gulf of Mexico- where we used to be.
    5. The citizens of Alaska want to drill. It is the libDem US Senate and the east coast based environmentalists who have been holding up what the people of Alaska – the State of Alaska – has wanted for the last 40 years (this is also a huge 10th Amendment issue!). Never fear, $6/gal gas will certainly, finally break that wicked cabal’s power; even now I think they may be starting to burn confidential files and contributors’ lists in the chimneys in Georgetown and the furnaces in the basement on K Street.

    • So what do you think, Jack? Should we continue to be good little Republicans and keep the EPA? Why, look how many jobs it has kept in the USA…(0). Look at how many lives it has saved ….(0). Look at how many oil spills it has prevented …(0). Look at how many times it has prevented God and Mother Nature from changing the weather/climate/temperature on us …(0). Look at how many earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, forest fires, floods, droughts, famines, pestilences it has prevented …(0). Yeah, let’s continue to be good little Republicans and hold hands at SOTU time. Let’s keep the Department of Energy and the Department of Education, too.

      • The shine was off the apple for me years ago when I found out what the Department of Energy (a Carter creation) actually did. It had nothing to do with helping producing energy domestically, or alternative energy even simply keeping statistics and data which would be of some justifiable help. No, it was a bunch of lawyers and clerks whose job was to enforce (collect fines and penalties) the Carter era windfall profits tax. Twent years after Carter, it was still squeezing small companies that were already going out of business on $12/bbl oil. We would have all done much better without it. But I would assume a new windfall profits tax is somewhere in Obama’s bag of tricks. It comes right after the “gouging investigations” led by reliable Massachusetts legislators, fail to turn up any evidence but do distract the MSM sufficiently long enough to move public attention away to the next Obama-induced crisis. Excuse my snark, we’ve just seen this over and over four or five times now with Carter, Clinton and now Obama.

  1. I don’t know where the numbers are today, nessa, but when Reagan woke the common Democrats, the worker bees, up in 1980, the anarchists, statists and collectivists had only held sway for eight or ten years, so there was still some semblance of common sense in the land to cut them off at the pass. Unfortunately, he only had eight years. Now another two decades have passed and for a lot of people, all they know is statism and bobblehead nodding.

    • My last deployment was with CJTF (Combined Joint Task Force) 82. As the staff for RC East we worked alot trying to bring in an economy, factories, manufacturing, jobs, paychecks… We were invariably stopped by the utter lack of infrastructure. Electrical power was non-existent. The major cities had some power but it was unreliable and easily overloaded. Villages had their own generators but not large enough to provide for major employers/producers, not even a Coca-Cola bottling plant. I believe the foundation of the industrial revolution was the availability of cheap power, it made the Ford model of production/assembly possible. Without cheap power it is over-priced if even attainable. Allowing, hell, URGING prices for power higher, as the Obambi administration is doing is doing more to destroy our economy than our enemies have ever done, combined. His goal is to destroy us.

  2. Twenty years in the US energy industry – Obama hasn’t got me yet (but I have learned to zig zag as I run!) – with three of those years up in Alaska – here are some thoughts about the Alaska Pipeline:
    1. Though it cost more than originally estimated to construct, it has paid for itself many, many times over and is a veritable strategic asset to this country’s national security. While it was being built it employed tens of thousands of AMERICANS in high paying job$. It was already supposed to have been obsolete and junked by turn of the century but it is still performing magnificently. And all those millions of barrels of warm crude oil that came down the line – where did they go? In tankers from Valdez, down to refineries in…………….. California (!). That’s right, as the tree huggers motor in their BMWs from protests in Santa Barbara to the latest trendy restaurant in Marin County, the gas in their tank they are burning – came down the Pipeline.
    2. The Pipeline never harmed wildlife. If anything, it has been a boon to the Caribou who give birth and shelter underneath its protection & warmth. Polar bears likewise are thriving.
    3. “If we drill in ANWR, we still won’t have oil for 10 years” say the lib Dems – more like 5 years with better technology, BUT the effect on the world price of oil will be IMMEDIATE and downward if the permits go forward. There is already about a $30 “premium” built into the world price of oil because of MiddleEastern instability and the world’s business leaders’ poor opinion of Obama as a leader. Drilling in the US will reverse these tides of fear. Quickly,
    4. Besides the crude oil, there is also about 35 tcf (trillion cubic feet) of natural gas on the North Slope. A national treasure house and reserve of US hydrocarbon. Shall we tap it, or wait for Russian companies to come in and exploit it, same as Cuba is starting to drill (with China’s help) in the Gulf of Mexico- where we used to be.
    5. The citizens of Alaska want to drill. It is the libDem US Senate and the east coast based environmentalists who have been holding up what the people of Alaska – the State of Alaska – has wanted for the last 40 years (this is also a huge 10th Amendment issue!). Never fear, $6/gal gas will certainly, finally break that wicked cabal’s power; even now I think they may be starting to burn confidential files and contributors’ lists in the chimneys in Georgetown and the furnaces in the basement on K Street.

    • So what do you think, Jack? Should we continue to be good little Republicans and keep the EPA? Why, look how many jobs it has kept in the USA…(0). Look at how many lives it has saved ….(0). Look at how many oil spills it has prevented …(0). Look at how many times it has prevented God and Mother Nature from changing the weather/climate/temperature on us …(0). Look at how many earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, forest fires, floods, droughts, famines, pestilences it has prevented …(0). Yeah, let’s continue to be good little Republicans and hold hands at SOTU time. Let’s keep the Department of Energy and the Department of Education, too.

      • The shine was off the apple for me years ago when I found out what the Department of Energy (a Carter creation) actually did. It had nothing to do with helping producing energy domestically, or alternative energy even simply keeping statistics and data which would be of some justifiable help. No, it was a bunch of lawyers and clerks whose job was to enforce (collect fines and penalties) the Carter era windfall profits tax. Twent years after Carter, it was still squeezing small companies that were already going out of business on $12/bbl oil. We would have all done much better without it. But I would assume a new windfall profits tax is somewhere in Obama’s bag of tricks. It comes right after the “gouging investigations” led by reliable Massachusetts legislators, fail to turn up any evidence but do distract the MSM sufficiently long enough to move public attention away to the next Obama-induced crisis. Excuse my snark, we’ve just seen this over and over four or five times now with Carter, Clinton and now Obama.

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