At least they are consistent. Not only do the refuse to educate our children, they refuse to educate themselves.
The MacIver Institute reports...
The Marcellus shale is the largest unconventional natural gas reserve in the world. While reserve estimates should be considered somewhat uncertain at this early stage, aseach new Marcellus well is completed, estimates of recoverable reserves of at least 489 trillion cubic feet seem increasingly reasonable. The market and strategic value of the Marcellus Shale will no doubt grow as conventional natural gas reserves are depleted and our economy adjusts to a path with lower greenhouse gas emissions. Natural gas has considerably lower carbon content than petroleum and coal. The market share of natural gas in electric power generation continues to expand and opportunities for switching from petroleum to natural gas beckon in the transportation sector.
This is a technique that has been used since the 1960's and over a million wells have been drilled. It "is a process employed to cause natural gas to move more freely from the rock pores where it is trapped into a drilled well than it could otherwise move. Fracing involves the high-pressure injection of fracturing fluids into discrete sections of the drilled well, causing fractures in the rock and pushing them open. The fracturing fluids consist primarily of water and sand. A small percentage of the fluid consists of chemical additives, including friction reducers and bactericides. The function of the sand is to prevent the fractures from closing when the high pressure is released."
It is one of three major refineries in Iraq, the others being in the capital Baghdad and at Basra in the south.While the terrorists have hit one of the three major refineries in the south, there efforts will likely fail. This refinery is heavily depended upon by the people of Iraq but will hopefully be repaired soon. In any case, this will likely spur the government to invest more in refining capacity.
Police said it took 50 fire engines to control the fire at the refinery, which processes about 150,000 barrels of oil per day.
"The purpose behind DrRich’s Covert Rationing Blog is to explain healthcare rationing in America – why rationing is unavoidable, why we’re doing it covertly, and why covert rationing produces the most destructive kind of healthcare system we could ever imagine."
"Defensive medicine is ubiquitous, but poorly understood. There has only been one previously published study of defensive practices among orthopaedic surgeons. Our study was designed to prospectively capture and analyze the current rate and cost of defensive imaging among orthopaedists in a single state.
Members of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society were asked to voluntarily and anonymously record a consecutive series of patient imaging decisions (in any setting: clinic, ED, inpatient). Each orthopaedist was asked to record their demographic information and the modality, region and indication for each order. Demographics were analyzed using Chi-squared test for independence and costs were analyzed using economic models.
This is the first study to prospectively collect data on the cost and prevalence of defensive medicine in any specialty of medicine. Defensive imaging composes about 20% of all imaging orders by surveyed orthopaedists in Pennsylvania and composes 35% of the cost, indicating that defensive imaging is both common and costly."
"A bit disappointing, but largely old news at this point that will take a back seat to fears about growth beyond the first quarter in the wake of both oil price hikes and a budget impasse that could cut into government spending," said Avery Shenfeld, an economist at CIBC World Markets in Toronto.
U.S. government debt prices pared losses on the data, while the dollar extended losses against the yen.
In light of what some are now describing as a civil war in Libya, with the regime in Tripoli fighting for its life, this is not insignificant. If someone wants to believe that freedom fever would have spread this year even without the Iraq War, they still have to face the fact that without that war the wave of popular protest would have unleashed revolutionary anarchy in a potentially leaderless country with WMD–significant WMD, at that. When Qaddafi gave up his program, Americans were startled to learn that it was much further developed than most intelligence experts had thought. It included centrifuges, uranium enrichment facilities, and dual-use labs.
Some who still cant countenance any positive outcome from the invasion of Iraq might argue that this is a mere one-off unpredictable side-effect of a war that has otherwise caused great geopolitical damage. But, in truth, cleansing a dictatorial regime of its WMD so that the weapons would not be used by the unstable dictator or obtained by extremists after his ouster was precisely the kind of thing proponents of the Iraq War hoped to accomplish.
I met my language partner Sarah Rice Stender and she was nice and pretty, so I like her so much. Me and my friend Adbullrahman Alhamdi were with her today for out first meeting with her and she asked us to discuss about a topic, yet she likes to talk about religioun so we did. I think she has a good point about Islam and she is knowing better about this great faith and religioun.It has since been learned that Stender attended Vanderbilt University. And a Tennessee TV station out of Nashville, just hours ago, confirmed that Aldawsari too was a student there for a while studying English.
I am reading this day a lot of my prophet mohammed ( peace be to upon him ) to build my knowledge about my religioun and about him...
I am falling in love of her.....
She is goregeous that I cann't forget her just right away...
I am asking Allah the great to covert her to Islam and marry me.
Saif al-Arab, Gaddafi's youngest son, who was sent by his father to cooperate with Libyan security forces in the massive crackdown on pro-democracy protesters joined forces with the demonstrators on Thursday, while hinting that his father would commit suicide or flee to Latin America.
According to reports, Saif al-Arab had the backing of combat troops and had military equipment that were dispatched to the eastern parts of turmoil-hit Libya.
As many as 1,000 Libyans have so far been killed by the Gaddafi's forces, reports say.
A total of 130 Libyan soldiers have been executed for refusing to open fire on protesters.
Pro-democracy demonstrations inspired by the popular revolutions that deposed decades-long rulers in neighboring Egypt and Tunisia, have engulfed Libya since Feb 15, with thousands of people taking to the streets of the eastern city of Benghazi and calling for the ouster of the 68-year-old Gaddafi.
"Seeing a lone black man being shouted at by union goons, they (police) decided it was better that he joined the tea party protest at the bottom of the stairs, where he would be safe.
Traders said oil prices fell by more than $2 a barrel in late Thursday activity on rumors Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi had been shot.
There was no immediate indication of where the rumor had originated or any news report to substantiate it.
Traders also cited earlier reports that Saudi Arabia was in talks with European refiners to make up for the loss of Libyan crude and rumors of a possible release of U.S. emergency oil stockpiles as weighing on oil prices.