Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Can We Jump Start the Economy with Energy?

Mitt says he will do it. 

Hey folks,

So can we really jump start the economy with Energy. Yup. As I have been telling you for the last few years. It will create jobs, increase National Security, DECREASE the cost of everything, and INCREASE revenue to the Government. There is no doubt about it. '

Mark Green, over at Energy Tomorrow has an excellent piece. Here it is.

A new USA Today/Gallup poll finds two of the top three issues that Americans care about the most in this election year are … jobs and reducing the federal budget deficit. Check and check. America’s oil and natural gas industry can help with both. Respondents were asked to weigh the importance of a number of issues (see chart), and 92 percent said creating good jobs is “extremely/very important.” On cutting the federal deficit the figure was 86 percent. Jobs and revenue to the government – we can help.

With the right policies in place – increasing access to American natural resources, the right approach to energy regulation, encouraging energy investments and more – our industry could create 1.4 million jobs by 2030. Here’s how the Wood Mackenzie energy consulting firm charts the potential jobs growth:

Leadership is needed to make this happen. Industry is doing its part – investing in America – and it’s willing to do more.

As for tax revenue for government, to help with the deficit, Wood Mackenzie estimates a pro-energy development strategy could generate a total of more than $800 billion by 2030:

Again, in a struggling economy the oil and natural gas industry is adding jobs and supporting communities while generating revenues for government. Energy-driven economic growth that’s being seen in North Dakota, Texas, Pennsylvania and other states can be realized in other places with a true all-of-the-above (and below) energy strategy.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Oylmpics Have Begun

Preview for Sunday 072912

Hey folks,

Happy Sunday to ya. This is of course the Big Sunday Edition of the OPNTalk2 Blog, I am of course your Provocateur of Thought himself, Peter Carlock. Glad you stopped by. Since it IS Sunday, new message over at TAG. In order to defeat any enemy, you have to first understand who the enemy is, and how they operate. Then and only then, can you defeat them. So Know the enemy, he is real. That's the new message at TAG.

If you want to be a part of the OPNTalk2 Blog or, for now, you want to send in comments, complaints, testimonials, articles, or just contact me for any reason, the Email is opntalk@gmail.com. That is good for both Blogs, it may change for the new one soon. But for now it's the same for both.

Coming right up today?

Government Continuing To Acquire More and More Power, Control

If you are like me, you watched the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London. I thought they were pretty good. Yes I watched the whole thing. I do not think it's fair to compare the opening ceremony to that of Beijing, but it was good. I really did not like the American outfits. Definitely do not get the big baby thing, but all in all I thought it was good.

So far, congrats to Ryan Lochte, who is our only American Gold Medalist so far. The count is as follows.

China (CHN)4026
Italy (ITA)2215
United States (USA)1225
Brazil (BRA)1113
Korea (KOR)1113
Japan (JPN)0213
Australia (AUS)1001
Kazakhstan (KAZ)1001
Russia (RUS)1001

So we may only have one Gold, but we are still in the running, 3rd in over all medal count. We can do better. All eyes SHOULD be on Gabby Douglas tonight, as the Women get their first shot. I'm telling you folks, if she can keep her nerves in check, she is the one going to win it all. She is THAT good.

Going to fill my cup. Be right back.

Government Continuing To Acquire More and More Power, Control

Time we all stand up and say Enough!

Hey folks,

Two news stories got my attention yesterday. One about this poor guy, that is on his way to jail, because he didn't pay the government for permission to have three ponds on his 170 acres of land. One of the ponds has been there 37 years. He is on his way to jail for 30 days and will have to pay over $1,500 in fines. Oh, you didn't know?  Any body of water on your property is owned by the Government. Not kidding.

The other was something we all need to watch CLOSELY. You know how Obama and crew hate Arizona. Right? Arizona is doing the job the federal government refuses to do. Enforce the Law. But Obama doesn't agree with the Law that they are enforcing. SO? He sued them. He lost. What to do now? Oh, just take over the Police force. Don't think they can't do that? Ask Seattle. Can you say Police State? Federal Police patrolling every state, county and town? Garrisons set up to report back to the Federal Government. To the Empire. Anything that they see that goes against the wishes of the Federal Government. The Empire?

First, lets talk about this poor guy on his way to jail. Do you remember this. I posted this video back on the Preview for Sunday 052409

Senate Bill 787 would have changed federal jurisdiction over "navigable" waters, to give the federal government control over all water everywhere. It was reported "Dead" by Committee June 19, 2009. But that doesn't matter. They are doing it anyway. According to CNS News - Oregon Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail -- for Collecting Rainwater on His Property 
(CNSNews.com) – A rural Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and over $1,500 in fines because he had three reservoirs on his property to collect and use rainwater.
Gary Harrington of Eagle Point, Ore., says he plans to appeal his conviction in Jackson County (Ore.) Circuit Court on nine misdemeanor charges under a 1925 law for having what state water managers called “three illegal reservoirs” on his property – and for filling the reservoirs with rainwater and snow runoff.
How do you illegally fill ANYTHING with rain water. Does the government own the rain. Yeah, I know, give them time. But this is patently absurd. He calls them bullies. That is what they are. According to this..
Harrington said the case first began in 2002, when state water managers told him there were complaints about the three “reservoirs” – ponds – on his more than 170 acres of land.
WHAT? What complaints? From WHOM? 170 acres of land? Three ponds. Who cares? There was no complaints. The Government wanted him to pay for the "right" to have these Ponds. They are probably trying to figure out how to get some if not all his land. Who needs that much anyway? Right?
According to Oregon water laws, all water is publicly owned.

Wonder what happens if you trace this back. Was it fashioned after Senate Bill 787

Therefore, anyone who wants to store any type of water on their property must first obtain a permit from state water managers.
There you go. Even if you have a natural pond on your property, you had better pay the Government for permission, or else. It goes on to talk about he attempted to get permits, was granted, then they were revoked, doesn't say why, now he is on his way to Jail. Doesn't really matter to me why. The Government has no rights to private property at all. Period!

The next one is scary. According to AP - Seattle, federal officials agree to police reforms By CHRIS GRYGIEL | Associated Press
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle officials agreed to an independent monitor and court oversight of the city's police department as part of an agreement announced Friday with the Justice Department following a damning report that found officers routinely used excessive force.
Now forget the Liberal, feel good, get even, crap reason for the why. Just imagine the fact, they are DOING it.
City and federal negotiators were involved in tense talks over the scope of a deal for months, and Justice Department lawyers had threatened to sue the city if a deal was not reached by July 31.

"It's no secret there were a few bumps in the road to get here," Mayor Mike McGinn said. "We do have a lot of work in front of us."
Look, it's a simple concept. There are a few Police abusing their power, they get fired and perhaps even arrested. If the Chief is involved, he steps down, or is fired and or arrested himself. Others take their place and run the Department the right way. What does not happen, is the federal government comes in and takes over the Police Department.
Thomas Perez, the Justice Department's chief civil rights enforcer.
Civil Rights Enforcer? That's a joke. More like one whom VIOLATES Civil Rights. According to this, there will be THREE bodies overseeing the day to day Police Activities. One, a Federal Monitor. Two, a Federal Judge. Three, a Civilian Community Police Commission. These three will now oversee, can you say control, the local Police Department. They will. Not the Police themselves. Not the Chief who has years of experice. Nope. Civilians, and Judge, and a Federal Goon.

Can you save Arizona? Wait, next you will see One, a Federal Monitor. Two, a Federal Judge. Three, a Civilian Community Police Commission. They will be overseeing that the Arizona Police do not "violate" Illegal's "rights." Before you know it, there will be One, a Federal Monitor. Two, a Federal Judge. Three, a Civilian Community Police Commission, for every State, County and City in America. What would that mean? No more State Rights. No more State Laws. It will all be under the control of the federal government.

Think about that. No more Gun Rights. No more Immigration Laws. No more limiting Abortions. No more protection for traditional Marriage. The people will no longer have a say in anything. One Centralized Controlling Government, with ONE person in charge of EVERYTHING. Whatever the Government says, goes. And there is nothing you can do about it.

The only way to stop it? VOTE in November. Vote the Socialists OUT. Bring in people that believe in this country. As founded. People the believe in Freedom. As a God given Right. People that believe in the People of America are the answer. Not the Government. This may be our very last chance to stop what is coming. It may be the only way to stop the USSA from being born, from the ashes of America. It really IS up to you.


CNS News - Oregon Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail -- for Collecting Rainwater on His Property

Russian Base in Cuba?

New Cold War? Cuban Missile Crisis?

Hey folks, 

Four years is a long time. Once it became apparent that Obama was going to be the new American President, the World got more dark and more dangerous. Iran spend up their Nuclear Quest. Russia, began to speed up their process of reversion back to the USSR.

I've been talking about Russia, Putin in particular, for years. He never left control. He wants Mother Russia back. He wants the Cold War back. Do you remember the Cuban Missile Crisis? For some of you who may be too young, or just do not know, here is a brief summery.
The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world ever came to nuclear war. The United States armed forces were at their highest state of readiness ever and Soviet field commanders in Cuba were prepared to use battlefield nuclear weapons to defend the island if it was invaded. Luckily, thanks to the bravery of two men, President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev, war was averted.

In 1962, the Soviet Union was desperately behind the United States in the arms race. Soviet missiles were only powerful enough to be launched against Europe but U.S. missiles were capable of striking the entire Soviet Union. In late April 1962, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev conceived the idea of placing intermediate-range missiles in Cuba. A deployment in Cuba would double the Soviet strategic arsenal and provide a real deterrent to a potential U.S. attack against the Soviet Union.

Meanwhile, Fidel Castro was looking for a way to defend his island nation from an attack by the U.S. Ever since the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961, Castro felt a second attack was inevitable. Consequently, he approved of Khrushchev's plan to place missiles on the island. In the summer of 1962 the Soviet Union worked quickly and secretly to build its missile installations in Cuba.
For the United States, the crisis began on October 15, 1962 whenreconnaissance photographs revealed Soviet missiles under construction in Cuba. Early the next day, President John Kennedy was informed of the missile installations. Kennedy immediately organized the EX-COMM, a group of his twelve most important advisors to handle the crisis. After seven days of guarded and intense debate within the upper echelons of government, Kennedy concluded to impose a naval quarantine around Cuba. He wished to prevent the arrival of more Soviet offensive weapons on the island. On October 22, Kennedy announced the discovery of the missile installations to the public and his decision to quarantine the island. He also proclaimed that any nuclear missile launched from Cuba would be regarded as an attack on the United States by the Soviet Union and demanded that the Soviets remove all of their offensive weapons from Cuba.

During the public phase of the Crisis, tensions began to build on both sides. Kennedy eventually ordered low-level reconnaissance missions once every two hours. On the 25th Kennedy pulled the quarantine line back and raised military readiness to DEFCON 2. Then on the 26th EX-COMM heard from Khrushchev in an impassioned letter. He proposed removing Soviet missiles and personnel if the U.S. would guarantee not to invade Cuba. October 27 was the worst day of the crisis. A U-2 was shot down over Cuba and EX-COMM received a second letter from Khrushchev demanding the removal of U.S. missiles in Turkey in exchange for Soviet missiles in Cuba. Attorney General Robert Kennedy suggested ignoring the second letter and contacted Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin to tell him of the U.S. agreement with the first.

Tensions finally began to ease on October 28 when Khrushchev announced that he would dismantle the installations and return the missiles to the Soviet Union, expressing his trust that the United States would not invade Cuba. Further negotiations were held to implement the October 28 agreement, including a United States demand that Soviet light bombers be removed from Cuba, and specifying the exact form and conditions of United States assurances not to invade Cuba.
Now as we have discussed in the past, Putin seems to be hell bent on restoring everything he saw as what was good about Mother Russia. He is attempting to reacquire territories and lands that have broken free. He wants it all back. He knew Obama would do nothing to stop him, or even slow him down. After all, we did give him a Button that said "peregruzka." Which our geniuses in Washington, or is it Albuquerque, I don't know, where ever our capital is, thought it said Reset in Russian. Problem is, it says "Overcharged."

So now we learn that Putin is taking more steps toward this goal. He wants back in Cuba. According to Reuters - Russia wants naval bases abroad: report
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia hopes to establish its first naval base abroad since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union and is looking at Cuba, Vietnam and the Seychelles as possible locations, state-run RIA news agency quoted the navy chief as saying on Friday.
Pay attention to Cuba folks.
Russia has been increasing the reach of its navy in recent years, sending warships further afield as part of an effort to restore pride project power in a world dominated by the U.S. military.

"It's true that we are continuing work on providing the navy with basing outside the Russian Federation," RIA quoted Vice Admiral Viktor Chirkov as saying in an interview.

The Soviet Union had a large naval base in Communist ally Vietnam but post-Soviet Russia opted to vacate the Cam Ranh base in 2002, during President Vladimir Putin's first Kremlin term, because rent payments were a burden on state coffers.
The fate of Russia's only naval facility outside the former Soviet Union, a maintenance and supply facility in the Syrian port of Tartous, is uncertain because of the conflict in Syria.

Chirkov said Russia was "working out the issue of creating sites for material and technical support on the territory of Cuba, the Seychelles and Vietnam," RIA reported.

Chirkov's wording suggested facilities in those countries might be less extensive than full-scale naval bases. Navy officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang, who was in Russia and was to meet Putin on Friday, was quoted as telling a Russian radio station that Vietnam has "no intention of cooperating with any country with the aim of military use of the port of Cam Ranh".

However, Sang was quoted as telling Voice of Russia radio that a maintenance and service facility at the port would be open to ships from all nations and that, in the interest of furthering a "strategic partnership" with Moscow, Vietnam "will provide Russia with advantages in Cam Ranh, including with aim of developing military cooperation".
So as we reduce our presence in the World, Russia is advancing. As we reduce our arsenal, Iran, Russia, North Korea, China, and others are increasing theirs. As we decrease our national security, others are attempting to increase theirs. They are getting ready for something. Are we?



See A Doctor If....

Do not diagnose yourself.

Hey folks,

We talk a lot about health and science here. It is one of my favorite topics. I love science. I always have. I also love sharing tips for healthier living and helping to inform people what is going on out there, in reference to information about the benefits of various foods and medications, and what to avoid.

However, I TRY to always remind you that I am not a Doctor. Do not say anything I say as absolute fact. If you are feeling something is off, or you are sick, GO SEE A DOCTOR. Do not diagnose yourself. Do not start doing some sort of treatment, because you THINK you may have this or that.

You know, true story, I went to the Doctor just last month. I had Bronchitis. I knew I had Bronchitis. I get Bronchitis nearly twice a year. I contribute 30 some years of smoking to this phenomena. So I get it so often, I know what it is. If it walks like a Duck, Quacks like a Duck, it's a Duck. Right? So I go in and tell the Doctor "I got Bronchitis." The Doctor looked at me and said, "Let me do the diagnosis. Just tell me what is going on." So tests, more tests, and then Doctor says, "You have Bronchitis." Great. Now that we got that cleared up, can I have the meds.

However, the Doctor was right to make the statement "Let me do the diagnosis." Bronchitis is pretty simple. For me anyway. But lets say it was something else. I go and start taking meds, THINKING I have something, turns out, I didn't. Turns out I had something completely different. Now I treating myself for A, which is not doing anything for B, and could actually make B worse.

This is great advice by Health Day / Yahoo Health - What's That Symptom? Experts Warn of Self-Diagnosis Via the Web
FRIDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- Got a weird ache or pain? A rash that's hung around too long? With the wealth of information now available at the click of a mouse, it's common to search the Web to figure out what may be wrong with you.
But a new study suggests that when the symptoms are your own, "self-diagnosis" via the Internet -- or anywhere but a doctor's office -- too often leads to inaccurate, worst-case conclusions.

Research suggests that people tend to overestimate their own risk for serious ailments, in a way that they wouldn't do if they were thinking about someone else's symptoms.

"This is particularly true when the disease is rare," said study co-author Dengfeng Yan, a doctoral student at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
"That is, given the same set of symptoms, people will overestimate their own likelihood of getting such rare (often serious) diseases than that of other people."

The study was published online recently in the Journal of Consumer Research and will appear in the journal's February 2013 print issue.
Now of course there really are people that suffer Hypochondria. But this is not what they are referring to. Anyone. Anyone that is feeling something is wrong. If you go to the Internet and read symptoms are: fever, fatigue, sore throat. You say to yourself I have Infectious Mononucleosis. Do you? Maybe just the Flu. Strep? Could actually be anything. The article goes on.
In a series of six experiments, Yan and co-researcher Jaideep Sengupta gave nearly 250 college students information about such diseases as flu, HIV, osteoporosis and breast cancer.

In the experiment on flu, for example, the students were told they were simply being tested on what they knew about the illness. But the researchers then told them to imagine that they had a number of symptoms -- cough, fever, runny nose, headache -- and then asked whether they thought they had "regular" flu or the (at the time) rarer and scarier H1N1 "swine" flu. They were also asked to diagnose a hypothetical "someone else" with these symptoms.
According to the researchers, when referring to their own symptoms people were much quicker to diagnose the rarer H1N1 strain of flu compared to if they thought the symptoms were someone else's. In other words, their accuracy in correctly gauging the likelihood of H1N1 infection dropped if they were thinking about their own symptoms.

Why the difference? "We explain these effects using the concept of psychological distance," Yan said. With distancing -- in other words, thinking about someone else rather than yourself -- people tend to rely more on broader information such as statistics (that is, the likelihood any one person will get disease X) and less on information specific to the individual, such as the symptoms he or she is having.

"Consumers often fear the worst when it comes to their own health, while maintaining a calm objectivity with regard to others," Yan said. If you've got pain in the chest, you think: heart attack. If a friend of a friend has the same symptoms, you say: probably indigestion.
Or Heartburn. Something else I know a lot about. But this is typical human nature. We, for the most part, all, of us think of ourselves as the center of the Universe. I'm not talking about arrogance. It just is the way we are. We live in our bodies. In our own little worlds. In our Bubbles. We walk around and look at all these things that are around us, as if they are there for us. We look at others as those that benefit us, or not. Even just for friendships. We let in to our little worlds, very few. We love them, as we love ourselves.
When we see bad things happen, we always think, that could never happen to me. When we see that there is a possibility of us actually having something wrong with us, we fear the worse. Human nature.

But this type of thinking can have downsides, the authors write, often leading "to mistakenly diagnosing oneself as possessing a serious disease, causing both unnecessary anxiety and wasteful medical expenditure." They add that, "mistaken self-diagnoses of this sort are particularly likely given the ease of information access on the Internet, which frequently leads consumers to engage in 'symptom-matching' exercises."

The findings ring true with Dr. Peter Galier, an internal medicine specialist at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, who reviewed the findings.
"I think it's human nature," he said. People are much more likely to worry about themselves and family members, he said, than about strangers.
Getting information via the Web can also make it difficult to decide what symptoms mean in the absence of a doctor's analysis. "When people are able to access a lot of information that isn't filtered, and they don't have expertise in the field, they don't know how to prioritize the information," Galier explained.

That's true whether you're investigating that strange knocking noise in your car but have no clue about mechanics, he said, or whether you've just spotted a lump in your thigh and have no medical expertise.

For instance, a healthy young man may have just drank a very cold soda and then has crushing chest pain. If he looks that up online, he is likely to see that the symptoms may point to a heart attack, Galier said. But that information doesn't take vital facts such as the man's age and medical history into account, he said. "Chest pain in a 55-year-old guy is looked at much differently than in a 25-year-old guy," he said.

Instead of doing amateur diagnosing on their own, Yan said, "We advise people to see a real doctor."

And as the new study points out, ''The advantage of seeing a real doctor isn't just because he or she is an expert," he said. "It's also that they aren't you."

For that reason, they will take into account less "emotional" information, such as how many people in the population actually get the condition you worry that you might have.
And what about that worrying time before you can get to your doctor's office? "People may simply tell the situation to their colleagues," Yan said, since they're likely to put those symptoms into a less panicked perspective.
So the bottom line is simple folks. If you do not feel well, or you feel something is not quite right, go see a Doctor. It's OK to research information on possible sickness and Disease, but the Doctor can tell you if you actually have it. Once you are diagnosed, your Doctor may even tell you where to find useful information about what the DOCTOR says you have, Online. But take MY Doctor's advice. "Let me {The Doctor} do the diagnosis. Just tell me what is going on."

Health Day / Yahoo Health - What's That Symptom? Experts Warn of Self-Diagnosis Via the Web

DLA For Sunday 072912

FINALLY a Member of Congress that gets it.

Hey folks,

Not only does he get it, he is brave enough to stand up and speak it. Just watch this..

That is Congressman Mike Kelly, Pennsylvania Republican. He got a standing ovation while he spoke in the House. That is just not done. But he told the truth. He spoke to the rest of Congress, what we already know. What we live.

Congratulations Congressman, you are the winner of the Display of Logic Award for today, Sunday, July 29th, 2012. Now that you have shown that you are brave enough to stand and speak, lets see you, and others, actually DO something about it. Whaddaya say?


IWA For Sunday 072912

Capital of Israel IS Jerusalem

Hey folks,

OK, so all of our House of Reps, and our Senators, meet in Washington. Right? They meet, to the work of the people. They do all sorts of Government stuff there. So what is the capital of the United States of America? No. Seattle. Right?

OR? When you ask me what the capital of the United States of America is, I guess I could tell you, "My position on that has not changed." What does that mean? "My position has not changed. You know. You know what it is. It has not changed."

SO? What is the capital of Israel?

Wait. Just to clarify. Lets ask the Obama State Department. What is the capital of Israel?

So glad we cleared that up. Truth is, as I have been telling you for years, Obama is no friend of Israel. I heard a rumor the other day that Obama PROMISES to visit Israel, uh, after he is re-elected. Yup. You re-elect me, and I, I, uh, I, yeah, I will go to Israel. Yeah. I will go there, and uh, bring them, uh, copies of some of my world changing, people fainting, ground breaking, speeches. Just make sure that these are the speeches that mention Israel in a positive light. Ya know what I mean? 

Congratulations to Jay Carney and all the other Idiots in the Obama Administration, that are either too stupid to know that the capital of Israel IS Jerusalem, or too beholden to terrorist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood and the Palestinians. You know the Palestinians? Those that Obama compared to American Black Slaves and told Israel to stop fighting back every time they attack Israel. Those that he told Israel to give up their land to. Yup. Same ones.

It's time folks. I'll tell you what. If I were Romney, I would TOTALLY stand in Jerusalem, look right at the cameras, and say something like this.

"Hey Mr. President. Hey State Department. I'm standing here in Jerusalem. I understand that there may be some confusion over there, so let me enlighten you. Jerusalem IS the capital of Israel. And when I become President, we will recognize that. Both privately and publicly. We will work on rebuilding the trust and the friendship we once enjoyed with the Israeli People. We will let them, and the rest of our Allies, know that we are once again going to have their backs. We are their friends. Not just in words in Political speeches , but in actions. I will make it crystal clear, to all our friends and allies, and all our enemies as well, make no mistake about it, America is BACK!"


Friday, July 27, 2012

Copy Cat of Colorado Killer To Be?

"No threat? No threat? Obsessed with a psycho? Who shot like 70 people? Who also tells cops he hates his coworkers? No threat? Really? Is this not how these things get started? In the warped mind of a deranged soon to be killer? Just saying we need to keep our eyes on Brooklyn. Could be the next Aura."

71 people. He shot 71. I could not agree with you more. Oh? Hey folks,

Happy Friday to ya. What MN is talking about is that this guy, a DOE Employee was acting so creepy, that his co-workers actually called the Cops. I kid you not. He was acting so strange that they got together and said, you know what, we no longer feel safe around this guy, and they called the Cops.

So the Cops come out and find a Photo of the Idiot that shot 71 people in Colorado on his computer. Then they find even more, doesn't say how much more, but more, pictures of the shooter all over his work desk. The guy is not there. So after they talk to his co-workers and listen to how creepy they feel he is, after finding the pictures of a mass murderer on his computer and desk, and whatever else they found, they go to the guy's home.

While there, they ask the guy, what's up with you? They guy admits that he is obsessed with the Colorado Shooter and then he tells them that he hates his co-workers. Then, for an unknown reason, he also "lunges " at the Cops.

They take him into custody, and take him to a mental hospital for evaluation. According to sources, they found no guns or explosives, he made no threats to anyone, so he is not expected to be charged at this point. Now I understand you cannot legislate against thought. I get that. I understand that the Law basically says that someone has to actually DO something before they can be arrested. I get all that. I really do. But this IS how these things start.

They guy admits that he hates his co-workers and that he is obsessed with a guy who puts on body armor and goes into a Movie Theater during a Batman Preview and guns down 71 people. He is most likely playing out scenarios in his head of him being the guy. He is most likely pretending that he is the one that obtains the arsenal and body armor, but instead of going to a Theater, he is fantasizing about going to work, and gunning down those co-workers he hates. He even said that the Shooter reminded him of himself when he was younger.

Now we are learning more and more about the Colorado Shooter daily. Now we have learned that the guy send a notebook to a College Professor a week before the shooting, describing exactly what he was about to do. Too bad no one bothered to open it. The whole thing may have been avoided.

I heard a rumor, I still have not confirmed it yet, but I heard a rumor that another crazy person was stopped at a local Movie Theater here is sunny south Florida. No one was hurt, most didn't know anything about it. That's one of the reasons it is important to not make these idiots stars through the news and other outlets. It can breed copy cats.

Charged or not, this guy in NY needs to be fully evaluated. If I were his Boss, I think I would either relocate the guy, if he is found to be sane and no threat to society, or I would just fired him and make sure that he doesn't come back on property. What starts in the deranged mind, sometimes end in real life. We really need to be careful with this guy.

Here is the Link: NBC News Channel 4 NY - Dept. of Education Worker Taken Into Custody After Professing James Holmes Obsession: Sources

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dinesh D'Souza - CPAC 2012 speech

Forget Politics. Forget Mitt Romney. Forget Liberal vs Conservative.

Hey folks,

I'm serious. Forget all that. Just watch this.
Watch this short informative video preview of this movie which came out only yesterday and share it with others. The preview has already been seen by over 18,000 people. Within a very short time it will have been seen by millions! After you see the preview, listen to what Dinesh has to say about Obama. Please take the time to hear this and pass it on.

The movie is called "2016".
The speaker here is Dinesh D'Souza, college President in New York and Author of many New York Times best sellers. The movie is from Gerald R. Molen, producer of Academy Award winning Schindler's List, Jurrasic Park, Brave Heart.
It explains in plain language who Barack Obama really is, what he stands for, and the dangers of him being reelected for another four years.
This was sent to me by a die hard Liberal. I'm not kidding. The guy that sent this to me, is an, or should I say WAS an, Obama supporter. I tried to have a coupe of conversations with him, and we ended up getting angry with each other. It didn't matter what I said. He just mindlessly repeated talking points he has been fed. It didn't even matter if I backed what I was saying with FACTS. He couldn't even hear me.

So I asked him, "Did you actually watch this?" He said "Yeah. I'll tell you what. I will Vote down the line Democrat. All but Obama." This Video did what I failed to do. It showed him the truth. Forget Politics. Just watch this video. Decide for yourself.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Joshua's 7th Birthday Bash, New Message on TAG

Preview for Sunday 072212

Hey folks,

Thank you to all at Stevie B's In Stuart. From the Manager to all the staff. You really made Josh's Birthday a special day. He had many friends show up. We had the room from 11 am, went a little long, til 2:30pm. Every time we turned around there was a Stevie B's person there seeing if we needed anything. The Manager, whom I have gotten to know pretty well, since we go there as often as we do, made sure he kept one of my all time favorite Stevie B's Pizza, BBQ Chicken and Onion, coming. I ate TWO. Pies that is.

Josh and all his friends had a blast playing the games. Even got some free tickets. Got some fun stuff. Even Eli loved hanging out in the Game Room. Pictures soon posted to Facebook. For those of you who want to check them out.

I went to the Manager around 1pm, and asked him how long we could use the room, seeing it didn't seem it was going to end anytime soon. He said, "There's no limit for you." That's good, because it went an hour and a half more.

Folks, if you like Chuck E Cheese. You will LOVE Stevie B's. I'm not kidding. Better Pizza. Better Prices. More "obtainable" Prizes for the kiddies. Better customer service. Seriously. They blow the mouse right out of the water. If there is a Stevie B's near you? You need to check them out.

Then last night Josh went to his first ever Baseball Game. The Folks at Rodger Dean Stadium did a great job too. Our Hammerheads won 4-2. He even got to hang out with Hamilton R. Head, the Mascot for the Hammerheads. We didn't get back until near 11pm, but it was a GREAT day!!

Happy Sunday to ya. Coming right up?

Remembering the Victims

Oh, welcome to the OPNTalk2 Blog's, Big Sunday Edition. I am of course your Provocateur of Thought himself, Peter Carlock. If you want to be a part of the OPNTalk2 Blog, or now, even if you want to comment, complain, send in stuff for here or TAG, the Email is, for both, opntalk@gmail.com

New Message over at TAG entitled Who Are You? We look at the answer in both a worldly sense and how God sees you. We also talk about the difference in walking in the Spirit and in the flesh. Check it out. 

Now I did want to mention something. I'm not sure once a week is enough. I understand I have time restraints. Things that need to be done. But this was one of the longest weeks, waiting to post this new Message. I have received pretty good response from some of you and know that it has already made a bit of a difference in someone's life. So I'm thinking that we will get together TWO times at TAG. Once on Wednesday, and then of course Sunday. Just feel once is not enough. 

Anyway folks, going to fill my cup. Be right back. 

Remembering the Victims

I have little to add

Hey folks, 

THIS is what it is all about remembering the Victims.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Ashley Moser drifted in and out of consciousness in the ICU, a bullet lodged in her throat and a gunshot wound to her abdomen. In her waking moments, she called for her 6-year-old daughter Veronica. 
Nobody had the heart to tell the 25-year-old mother that Veronica was already dead, the youngest victim killed at a Colorado movie theater in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.

"All she's asking about, of course, is her daughter," said Annie Dalton, who is Ashley Moser's aunt.

Dalton said Veronica was "a vibrant 6-year-old. She was excited, she'd just learned how to swim. She was a great little girl, excited about life — she should be at 6 years old."

The little girl was among those who died when a gunman barged into a crowded theater in a Denver suburb, set off gas canisters and opened fire, killing 12 people and wounding 58 others.

Colorado authorities Saturday released the names of the victims killed in the rampage. There were eight men, three women and Veronica Moser-Sullivan, the youngest slain. Gordon Cowden was the oldest. He was 51. All died of gunshot wounds, according to the release by the Arapahoe County coroner's office.

One of the 12, Matthew McQuinn, has been tentatively identified and is awaiting final identification, though his family's attorney confirmed to The Associated Press that McQuinn was among those killed.

Rob Scott of Dayton, Ohio, said McQuinn died after diving in front of his girlfriend and her older brother to shield them from the gunfire.

His girlfriend, Samantha Yowler, was in fair condition after being shot in the knee. Her brother, Nick Yowler, was not injured.

The couple had moved to Colorado from Ohio last fall, Scott said.

For Alex Sullivan, it was to be a weekend of fun: He planned to ring in his 27th birthday with friends at the special midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" and then celebrate his first wedding anniversary Sunday.

Late Friday, Sullivan's family confirmed that police told them he was among those killed.

"He was a very, very good young man," said Sullivan's uncle, Joe Loewenguth. "He always had a smile, always made you laugh. He had a little bit of comic in him. Witty, smart. He was loving, had a big heart."

Micayla Medek, 23, also was killed.

Her father's cousin, Anita Busch, told the Associated Press that the news, while heartbreaking, was a relief for the family after an agonizing day.

"You can't go that long without knowing," she said. "I hope this evil act ... doesn't shake people's faith in God."

Navy cryptologist John Larimer went to the theater with three other sailors from nearby Buckley Air Force Base, Navy Cmdr. Jeffrey Jakuboski said. Larimer was shot and killed, and Jakuboski said losing Larimer felt like losing "one of my sons."

"Losing a sailor, whether it's in combat or whether it's in a horrific domestic situation like this, it's hard. It's tough," he said.

Larimer's family said his brother is working with the Navy to take his body home to Crystal Lake, Ill.

An Air Force reservist who worked at Buckley also was killed in the rampage. Sgt. Jesse Childress, 29, was a cyber-systems operator from Thornton, Colo., said Air Force Capt. Andrew Williams.

Williams described Childress as knowledgeable, experienced and respectful. He says Childress was athletic and played in a kickball and volleyball tournament on base. "He was always our star," Williams said.

A vigil was to be held Saturday night for Alexander J. Boik of Aurora. His family issued a statement saying that he was loved by all that knew him and was dating "a beautiful young lady" who was with him at the theater and survived.

"We want to try and focus on the beautiful lives that were ended and not the evil that is responsible," the family said.

The family of Cowden, another Aurora resident, didn't want to speak to the press Saturday afternoon.

After graduating from high school in Reno, Nev., victim Jonathan Blunk, 26, of Aurora, Colo., served in the Navy between 2004 and 2009 and most recently worked at a hardware store, according to close friend James Gill of Brighton, Colo.

Blunk had plans to re-enlist with a goal of becoming a Navy SEAL, said Gill, who lived with Blunk several years in the Navy and later in Aurora.

Gill described his friend as an avid outdoorsman and gun rights advocate.

"Pretty much every weapon the guy in the theater used he owned," Gill said. "If you asked if he was still alive, he would have said his only regret is he didn't have his sidearm with him and he couldn't do anything to stop him."

Victim Rebecca Ann Wingo, 32, had started a job several months ago as a customer relations representative at a mobile medical imaging company.

Shannon Dominguez, who worked with Wingo on weekends, said she was friendly with everyone and always seemed to be in a good mood.

"I didn't really know her well but she had a really bubbly personality," Dominguez said. "She was a pretty happy person. She just never really seemed ... like with work, she never got irritated. She was pretty happy to be here."

Alexander C. Teves, 24, graduated in June from the University of Denver with a master's degree in counseling psychology, the school said.

The university identified Teves' hometown as Phoenix. School officials said they had no other information immediately available.

An aspiring sports reporter who recently wrote a blog post about surviving a Toronto shooting was killed, the woman's brother said.

The death of Jessica Ghawi, who was also known as Jessica Redfield, was a "complete and utter shock," said her brother, Jordan Ghawi.

Jessica Ghawi, 24, moved to Denver from Texas about a year ago and friends and colleagues described her as outgoing, smart and witty.

Ghawi blogged at length about surviving the Eaton Centre mall shooting in Toronto that killed two people and sent several others to the hospital.

Jessica Ghawi wrote of the Toronto shooting: "I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders' faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don't know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath."
Not about Politics and or agendas. Just remember. Just pray for the families of these. The Family that not only lost little viberant 6 year old Veronica Moser-Sullivan, but her Mother as well. Ashley Moser. Gordon Cowden the 51 year old. His family. What about Matthew McQuinn? Rob Scott who dies saving two people? Alex Sullivan who died on his Birthday? Micayla Medek? Navy cryptologist John Larimer? Alexander J. Boik. Jonathan Blunk. Rebecca Ann Wingo. Alexander C. Teves. Jessica Ghawi.

Remember those people. Keeping their families in our hearts and prayer. What does ABC News do hours after the shooting. Blame the Tea Party. What do liberals do hours after the shooting? Blame Talk Radio. Attempt to use this to attack the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Pathetic and sad. Predictable. But Pathetic and sad.

AP - Colo. authorities identify final rampage victims

Colorado Shooting, Victims and Families Need Prayers

Some good news? Everything happens for a reason.

Hey folks,

Lets leave politics and agendas aside for now and concentrate on the Victims and the Families. They really do need our Prayers and well wishes. I did find this. Some good news? Everything happens for a reason. Remember all those stories from people that woke up on the morning of 9-11, and for whatever reason, they did not go to work. They are still with us, while so many others lost their lives. 

Here is a similar story of a couple in Colorado.
Hours earlier, the 22-year-old Aurora resident and her husband planned to catch the midnight premiere of newest Batman movie at the Century 16 theater at the Aurora Town Center. But they couldn't find someone to watch their children on short notice.

"We were getting ready to go, but we couldn't find a babysitter," White told Yahoo News Friday morning. "If we went to the theater, we might be dead. I even got mad at my husband that we couldn't find a babysitter. But I thank God that we're here today to give my daughters hugs and kisses."
You see folks, sometimes what we see as bad, is actually good. We may not know it at the time. But look at this situation.
The shock of having narrowly avoided the mass shooting that claimed 12 lives and left 59 people injured was compounded this morning, when White discovered the suspect lived on her block.

She woke at 6:30 a.m. to find portions of her street--the 1600 and 1700 north blocks of Paris Street--cordoned off by crime scene tape, police cruisers, and fire trucks. Some of her neighbors had been evacuated; so far, her building had not been. White's home is cattycorner to the apartment building where Aurora authorities say the suspect in the shootings, 24-year-old James Holmes, lives.

"I do not feel safe, to be honest," White, whose daughters are 2 years old and 3 months old, said. "That's scary to wake up to something like this."

White, along with about 20 neighbors, watched Friday morning as Aurora firefighters smashed open a third-story window in the apartment building at 1690 N. Paris St.
There is another lesson to be learned here. Get to know your neighbors.
Few neighbors say they knew Holmes, who attended a Ph.D program in neurological sciences at the University of Colorado's medical campus, just a few blocks away.

"I didn't know him, couldn't even tell you if I saw him," said Antoinette Marshall, a neighbor who had attended a small party at the suspect's apartment building the evening of the shooting.

But Tayvon Lewis, who lives across the street from White, said he had seen Holmes on occasion.

"He was a quiet dude," Lewis said. "I have seen him early in the morning with his backpack on like he was going to school or work." Lewis said he usually saw Holmes about three times a week, but only saw him once in the last month.

Lewis described the immediate neighborhood as an "active block." He said Friday's scene--with neighbors milling about, visiting with each other on front steps--is a normal day. That everyone is always out in the open worries him in the wake of the public shooting: "It's a shame. I feel scared."

Another next-door neighbor, Hannah, 30, who didn't want to give her last name, said she saw police cars when she left for work at 3:30 a.m. She didn't think twice about it. "There were police in the parking lot, but no crime scene tape. I heard about it on the radio going to work. I didn't connect the two. They had a K9 unit out, but I was able to walk through (an empty lot next to the building)."

"The neighborhood's OK. It's not the best," she said. "I would suspect something more like a drug shooting [here]. If you look at Virginia Tech and Columbine, you don't expect it to happen next to you. But the scary thing is it could."

Added Phil, 46, a neighbor who didn't want to give his last name: "If it didn't happen here, it would have happened somewhere else. You never know what your neighbors do but what they show you."
I grew up in Small Town America. Where I live now, here in Sunny Florida, I KNOW my neighbors. I know their story. I know who they are. I know what they are about. I look out for them, they look out for me. If I do not go to work for more than a day or two, my neighbors are picking up the phone to see if I'm OK. We watch each other's homes when we go out of town. We have Dinner get togethers, when the Snow Birds are in town.Growing up, the entire town knew each other. We knew if something happened on the other side of town before the Sun set.

These people that lived next to Jim Holmes knew nothing about him. If they did, perhaps they could have seen the warning signs. There are nearly ALWAYS warning signs. But this guy lived right next door to these people and one guy saw him one time in the last month. There truly is something to be said for community.

71 people shot. 59 injured and 12 dead. All they did was go, over pay, to see a movie. That's it. They had no idea that waiting for the movie to start was the last 20 minutes of their lives. These are those we need to concentrate on. God Speed to those that lost their lives. May God be with those that were wounded, and help them heal. May the families have the peace and comfort they need in this time.

This is NOT about Gun Control. This is NOT about the Tea Party. This is NOT about Conservatism verse Liberalism. This is NOT about Politics and Agendas. This is about Good and Evil. This is about Community. This is about us coming together as one people, to support those in need. Can we, pretty please, take at lease a day or so to do that?

The Lookout - Colorado shooting suspect’s neighbors: one was going to movie but bailed

Avocados, The Super Food?

They are everywhere.

Hey folks,

If you are like me, you have notice a new trend. Avocados. They are adding it to everything. New sandwiches, well, same old, but now smothered in Avocado. Yes my friends, Avocados are not just for guacamole anymore. Now they are for your Turkey Sandwich, Italian Sub, BLT, and, well, anything. Seriously. They are everywhere.

I have heard them called the Super Food. Because Avocados provide you with vitamins A, C, E, K and B6. It's also suppose to be good for the skin. So? Are they the super food everyone makes them out to be? According to Eat This. I kid you not. According to Eat This....
Prostate Cancer Prevention
Avocados have been shown to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer.

Oral Cancer Defense
Research has shown that certain compounds in avocados are able to seek out pre-cancerous and cancerous oral cancer cells and destroy them without harming healthy cells.
Now wait. If that is true, that something in the Avocado can seek out Cancer Cells, destroy them, leaving healthy cells alone? Why are scientist working on that right now? Could we not possibly have a cure for Cancer in our little green friends? I know Cancer is a billion dollar business,,, that's a whole other post. But seriously? That's quite the claim. But it's not just Oral Cancer. Or Prostate Cancer.
Breast Cancer Protection 
Avocado, like olive oil, is high in oleic acid, which has been shown to prevent breast cancer in numerous studies.
So basically, Cancer. I hope someone is looking into these claims. We have seen other foods claim Cancer Prevention. So this or that form. I have never heard of one claiming Breast, Prostate, and Oral. The Skin is said to help Skin Cancer as well. Just don't eat it. But that's not it.
Eye Health
Avocados have more of the carotenoid lutein than any other commonly consumed fruit. Lutein protects against macular degeneration and cataracts, two disabling age-related eye diseases.
Lower Cholesterol
Avocados are high in beta-sitosterol, a compound that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels. In one study, 45 volunteers experienced an average drop in cholesterol of 17% after eating avocados for only one week.

Heart Health
One cup of avocado has 23% of the recommended daily value of folate. Studies show that people who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower incidence of heart disease than those who don't. The vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, and glutathione in avocado are also great for your heart.
Stroke Prevention
The high levels of folate in avocado are also protective against strokes. People who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower risk of stroke than those who don't.Better Nutrient Absorption

Research has found that certain nutrients are absorbed better when eaten with avocado. In one study, when participants ate a salad containing avocados, they absorbed five times the amount of carotenoids (a group of nutrients that includes lycopene and beta carotene) than those who didn't include avocados.

Glutathione Source
Avocados are an excellent source of glutathione, an important antioxidant that researchers say is important in preventing aging, cancer, and heart disease.

Vitamin E Powerhouse
Avocados are the best fruit source of vitamin E, an essential vitamin that protects against many diseases and helps maintains overall health.
OK. So maybe they really are a super food. Just remember though, The average Avocado is also packed with 322 calories and 975 mg of potassium. So be careful out there my Diabetic friends. And those watching calories.

Now I'm NOT anti-Avocado. Please do not misunderstand. My Wife Laura introduced me to the best Sandwich I have ever eaten. I'm not joking. Avocado and Hummus, with raw Onion on Flat Bread. Folks, you have to try it. I had a regular Hummus and a Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and Avocado Sandwich. Both are unbelievable. Now I don't know about adding Avocados to everything, but it IS great with Hummus.

So there you go. If you are trying to be a little more healthy, maybe we really need to look into our little green friends a bit more.

IWA for Sunday 072212

He should be fired.

Hey folks,

I know, I know. Not only will he not be fired. Nothing is going to happen to him at all. He was simply following the script and attempting to use this tragedy in Colorado to further the Left's agenda. Which of course right now, is nothing else matters more, than getting Obama re-elected.

This is also not new. Remember Gabrielle Giffords? Same day of the Shooting, before any evidence was in, the Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, came out and blamed Talk Radio, and Sarah Palin. Then Andrew Sullivan of the Atlantic.com was early to attempt to link lunatic killer Jared Loughner to the Tea Party. Turns out the guy was a big Lib.

Remember the Time Square Bomber? Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, told CBS News anchor Katie Couric...
“Home-grown, maybe a mentally deranged person or somebody with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something. It could be anything.”
Implying that the guy was a member of the Tea Party and listened to Talk Radio. Problem is, the guy was an Islomfacist. Faisal Shahzad, 30, was born in Pakistan, but had lived in the U.S. for a number of years. He was trying to flee the country when he was caught. The Liberal blogosphere went nuts. Blaming? Yup. Talk Radio and the Tea Party.

Anytime someone goes nuts and pulls something like this, most normal, sane people, send our hearts and prayers out to those involved and their families. The Left? They jump all over it, attempting to make it part of their insane agenda. This Colorado Tragedy is not different. Literally hours after it happened, ABC Chief Investigator Reporter went on National Television and blamed the Tea Party. He said this...
"There is a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado Tea Party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last year. Now we don't know if this is the same Jim Holmes, but it's Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colo."
Turns out, and Ross should have known this, perhaps he did, at the time, the Jim Holmes with the Tea Party Sight is actually a 52-year-old Hispanic man who used to work for the county courthouse in Aurora, Colorado. He had nothing to do with the Shooter. But that didn't stop Ross, who should be FIRED, from using the name and the Tea Party, to further an agenda. After all, those Tea Party People are nothing more than angry white males that cling to the Bibles and of course Guns, and they are nuts.

I wonder how many of the victims of the shooting were Black. I bet they are looking into that as well, since the Shooter is White. It will be interesting to get the ACTUAL facts about this guy, you know, when the investigation is COMPLETE.

The Tea Party responded....
"The attempts of some media organizations to characterize the shooter as a Tea Party member without having made any effort to contact our organization are shameless and reprehensible."
I think it was Glenn Beck,,yeah. Glenn Beck said the Tea Party should SUE ABC News and Brian Ross for Slander. I agree. If I was Jim Holms, the 52 year old, who had to disconnect his phone, and will be dealing with the media and the Kooks out there on the Left who still believe it to be this guy, I would sue them too.

Brian Ross and ABC News, had to apologize. Well, actually, not really. He said this.
"An earlier report that I had was incorrect that he was connected with the Tea Party. In fact, that's a different Jim Holmes. He was not connected to the Tea Party and what we do know about him is he is a 24-year-old white male who went to Colorado for a Ph.D."
Oops. Yeah, we just turned this guys life upside down and accused him of being a mass murder, but it wasn't him. Oops. It was actually THIS guy. That is not apology. ABC News knows this as well, so THEY released a statement.
"An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes of a Colorado Tea Party organization might be the suspect, but that report was incorrect. ABC News and Brian Ross apologize for the mistake, and for disseminating that information before it was properly vetted."
Folks, this guy disconnected his phone and worries for his family. His life has been completely turned upside down. There are 22 people by the name of Jim Holmes in the area. They concentrated on this ONE guy, why? Because HE is a member of the Tea Party. That's the only reason. Without even knowing if THIS was the ONE guy out of the 22, Brian Ross threw it out there. "The guy is a Tea Party member." Uh. I mean "He could be. See? Same name. Same Town. Tea Party!"

Congratulation Brian Ross, who should be formerly of ABC News, you ARE the Idiot of the week. If I were the Tea Party in Colorado, or especially Jim Holmes, I WOULD be suing you for slander and defamation of character. I hope he does. You people are amazing. Whatever happened to actually REPORTING the News? Not completely twisting it, or completely fabricating it, to make it fit an agenda.

Whatever happened to coming together and simply wishing the Victims and the Families Prayers and Well Wishes? No. You Kooks on the Left have to use them as nothing more than pawns for your agendas. Gun Control. Tea Party Slander. Anti-constitutional attacks of Freedoms. Get Obama re-elected. You people do not care about the Victims. It truly is sad and pathetic.

Fox News - ABC News, Brian Ross apologize for report suggesting shooting suspect tied to Tea Party

Friday, July 20, 2012

God Speed And Peace Be Upon All In Colorado

God Speed to the victims.

To those that were wounded, to the families of the wounded and lost, may you have the peace and comfort you need in this time. 

Where's the Stuff?

"You've talked a lot about the "green energy" movement this week Pete. Wondering if you saw this. The money is not just going to companies that are taking it and running. Where is the equipment?"

Hey folks,

Happy Friday to ya. Time to check the Emails. Remember, you too can be part of the OPNTalk2 Blog, by sending in articles, comments, questions, complaints, whatever, or just say "Hi." The Email is, as always, opntalk@gmail.com. This truly is amazing. It's by John Hayward posted over at Human Events. Just read this.
CNS News reports the not-particularly-surprising news that “An audit conducted by the Energy Department’s Office of Inspector General was ‘unable to locate’ $500,000 worth of equipment purchased with stimulus money by a recipient of funds distributed through the department’s Advanced Batteries and Hybrid Components Program.”
Ah, that wonderful Obama “stimulus.” Will the magic never end? It didn’t produce many jobs, but it certainly created plenty of opportunities for audits and investigations.
What’s the Advanced Batteries and Hybrid Components Program? Well, they got $2 billion of your children’s money to “support the construction of U.S. based battery and electric drive component manufacturing plants.” Sounds like another sure-fire Obama “investment!”
The report doesn’t say exactly what the missing equipment is, or why anyone would bother to steal the useless garbage that has thus far brought America nothing but a string of “green bankruptcies.” Solyndra had robots that could sing Disney songs, so maybe some Obama crony’s daughter has a hydraulic manufacturing arm in her bedroom, serenading her to sleep every night with “When You Wish Upon A Celestial Source Of Renewable Energy.”
The equipment cannot be located because one of the Advanced Batteries and Hybrid Components Program beneficiaries didn’t bother to fill out the advanced, hybrid paperwork “detailing information such as the location of equipment purchased with Recovery Act funds.” The Energy Department refuses to identify the company in question, which means it isn’t Koch Industries.
God help any citizen who fails to complete every last scrap of their advanced hybrid ObamaCare paperwork! But government micro-managers are evidently a lot more relaxed about requiring extensive documentation of how “Recovery Act” funds were spent.
Actually, there could be more than half a million bucks’ worth of hybrid battery whatever missing, because the auditor’s report says that “despite the assistance of recipient officials familiar with the premises and knowledgeable about the purchases made, we were unable to locate 20 of the 37 equipment items sampled. The missing items were valued at approximately $500,000.” It doesn’t sound as if they’ve been able to inventory everythingyet, just a “sample.”
Amusingly, the audit report notes that “Regulations currently require for-profit recipients to follow best commercial practices, but do not define such practices. One recipient in our sample had purchased about $24 million in equipment and services without adequately documenting purchasing decisions.”
So these companies got millions of taxpayer dollars – chump change by our high-rolling President’s standards, but a lot of money down here in You-Didn’t-Build-That country – along with vague instructions to follow undefined practices? Such is life in Obama’s America, where absolute compliance under threat of extra-constitutional penalties is demanded of the little guy, while the well-connected get to make things up as they go along.
{Laughing} I would summit to you, at least the possibility, that there never were any equipment. Most of this money, like the rest of this "Green Movement" money, lined pockets and created political kickbacks. It had nothing to do, nor does it have anything to do, with "Green" technology or saving the planet. The whole thing is a scam. A Money laundering scam.

Have a great Weekend folks. See you Sunday.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

One Year, $20 Million Dollars Tax Payer Money Gone

Here we go again.

Hey folks,

Do you know what the average profit is of Small Business? I'm seriously asking you. There is a formula. Most small businesses in America make around $2 Million a year. That's about it. So if someone was to give a small business, say, $20 million, that would be the equivalent to ten years profit.

Check out these stats.
A small business is a privately owned business with low sales and employee levels. The qualifying criteria for obtaining a Small Business Administration loan state that a small business is one with fewer than 500 employees and less than $7 million in annual sales. The reality is that the average small business in the United States has fewer than 20 employees and less than $2 million in sales annually. Various metrics for determining the size of a small business affect profit margins because larger companies generally deploy new technology whereas smaller companies rely on labor and less efficient equipment.
So $20 million dollars of FREE money, should go a long way. Right? Well there is, uh, was, a small business in North Las Vegas, that got $20 million dollars. Opened the doors, and closed the doors, one year later. It's name is Amonix. So? What happened?

Turns out, there were training issues. The workers were not train. There were quality issues. The stuff they were producing was garbage. And it would seem, as if they never really cared. SO? Where did all that money go?

This would be a great case to investigate. Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., and Gov. Brian Sandoval. all glorified the company. All were instrumental in getting the money for the company. How much money do you think they got FROM the company? What do you think the bank accounts look like for the CEO and other Heads of the Company before and after the closing? We need to know. It's OUR money.

Check out this story.
The Amonix solar manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas, subsidized by more than $20 million in federal tax credits and grants, has closed its 214,000-square-foot facility about a year after it opened.
Officials at Amonix headquarters in Seal Beach, Calif., have not responded to repeated calls for comment this week, but the company began selling equipment, from automated tooling systems to robotic welding cells, in an online auction Wednesday.
A designer and manufacturer of concentrated photovoltaic solar power systems, Amonix received $6 million in federal tax credits for the North Las Vegas plant and a $15.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2007 for research and development.
So not only did they get this money, $20 million dollars of YOUR money, they will now profit from the sale of the business and the equipment. That could be another few million right there.
Rene Kenerly, a former material and supply manager at Amonix, said the plant has been idle since May 1, when he was laid off. At its peak, the plant had about 700 employees working three shifts a day to produce solar panels for a utility in Amarosa, Colo., he said.
"I don't think they had a lot of training," Kenerly said. "There were a lot of quality issues. A lot of stuff was coming back because it had some functionality issues."
Yeah because they didn't actually care about the business. They were a scam from the beginning. They were a money laundering scheme, and a political tool. That's all they were. They didn't CARE about solar panels, the green movement, or anything else. They cared about $20 million dollars of free money.
The Amonix plant was highly touted by political leaders and economic development officials when it opened in May 2011. Company executives said they would employ as many as 300 assembly line workers paid $12 to $14 an hour, plus benefits.
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., and Gov. Brian Sandoval were among the political leaders who lauded the company when it announced it would start making solar panels in the Golden Triangle Industrial Park. Reid in particular has pushed for solar energy research and development in Nevada, drawing parallels between the value of Nevada sunshine and Saudi Arabian oil.
And? You know, even using the argument, that solar will not work everywhere, good in places like Florida and, oh, I don't know, VEGAS, it may not be good in Seattle, it should have worked in Nevada. Right? Harry Reid said this.
"Last year, Amonix CEO Brian Robert­son was tragically killed in a plane crash and unfortunately the company was unable to recover from this difficult time," Reid said Wednesday in an email statement. "Some people will be tempted to use today's unfortunate news for political gain. But I am hopeful that the bipartisan support for this project and the public-private partnership that helped make this and many other projects possible will not be degraded by dirty energy supporters for their own profit or political gain. The clean energy sector is too important to Nevada's future, and I hope that those that publicly acknowledge this will continue to strengthen the bipartisan support for renewable energy programs and incentives that exists in Nevada."
Uh Harry? How much money did you receive from this company? How much Harry. You feel like being honest? How much money did the DNC receive from this, and many other companies just like this? $20 million dollars, gone in a year, is not political. It's a FACT. Now DOE Press Secretary, Jen Stutsman said this.
"The global solar industry is facing significant challenges that are impacting solar manufacturers worldwide," Stutsman said Wednesday from Washing­ton. "Amonix, an innovative solar startup company with strong backing from Republicans as well as Democrats, received a tax credit to expand its American manufacturing operations and help ensure the United States continues to compete for the manufacturing jobs of the future. While today's news is disappointing, the United States simply can't afford to cede America's role in the growing, highly competitive solar energy industry."
{Sigh} THERE IS NO INDUSTRY! There is no market. "Significant challenges?" Yeah. There is no market. When the free government money runs out, they all go away. Shall I post the list AGAIN? Lets.

Solar Trust of America, LLC. 2.1 BILLION, Solyndra, $500 million, Abound Solar, Energy Conversion Devices, BrightSource, LSP Energy, Evergreen Solar, Ener1, SunPower, Beacon Power, ECOtality, A123, Uni-Solar, Azure Dynamics, Nevada Geothermal Power NGP, now we add Amonix

So wait a second. That is TWO in Nevada just this MONTH. Nevada Geothermal Power NGP just went dark. I told you about this on July 8th. Wonder how much money Reid got from BOTH. Someone really does need to start investigating all this.

The FACTS are simple. The Truth is easy to understand. The world runs on Oil and Natural Gas. Those markets are thriving. There is NO market for "green Energy." Zero. Why do we keep throwing money, we do not have, away on fail priorities? The only thing that makes any sense is that some are getting Rich off it.

The reality is, it is not producing anything that benefits anyone. It is not making the world cleaner. It is not helping the environment. It is lining pockets of CEOs and Politicians. It is funding campaigns and Politics. It is not doing what they claim it will do.

The answer is simple folks. They can make all the excuses they want, this company was never meant to succeed. It was nothing more than a money laundering scheme. If you truly want to create hundreds of THOUSANDS of jobs, increase National Security, bring in a Trillion new dollars in revenue, and lower the cost for every American, or, well, everything, you need to do what we KNOW works. Increase our production of Oil and Natural Gas. Get the government out of the way. Stop throwing Billions away on this garbage.
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