Archive for January, 2007

follow up to Terror Free Oil

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

alright, well here is the response to my email to www.terrorfreeoil.org: from Alex Porter (intelsum@yahoo.com) CITGO imported some oil from Persian Gulf in the past. nice, eh? short and totally ignoring the rest of the email. but, for my own sanity i continued the investigation. here is what CITGO said: As a subsidiary of Petróleos [...]

My solution to the Iraq problem

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

I know, i know, just another voice in the debate, but i feel compelled to say this since no one else is. Prologue: great bit from ted koppell this morning on npr. he mentioned that the rhetoric coming out of DC right now sounds as if we invaded iraq for their benefit and not our [...]

Washington DC protest march: smart police tactics, finally

Monday, January 29th, 2007

quick link to a rumor article about the recent war protest march in washington dc. i have attended several of these events in the past and have always been amazed at the tactics taken by police when dealing with the anarcho-blocs. the most successful tactics used (in my experience) is to just allow the anarchos [...]

more investigation into the Terror Free Oil Initiative

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Dear readers, you will find below an email I sent to CITGO corp regarding assertions made by the Terror Free Oil Intiative website. I hope to follow up with responses from both parties within the next few days. I am seeking comment on some information being distributed by the Terror Free Oil Initiative (http://terrorfreeoil.org/companies.php). According [...]

letter to the Terror Free Oil Initiative

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

For those who are not trolling the net for news like i do, here is an article on a “terror free oil” gas station. Here is a link to a group central to the idea: here. and a copy of an email I sent to them after some investigation of my own. i encourage everyone [...]

More chinks in the armor…US starts to lose footing in finance

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

Real quick note for those who know about the potential impacts of these events… A commission recently found that New york City may be losing ground as an international finance hub (read that here). also, china, one of the largest holders of American dollars, has begun a move to diversify their currency reserves (read that [...]

Shock and awe

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

i dont know why i continue to be shocked by what I hear pass as expertise in mass media these days. today, i was listening to NPR. the story was something about judicial oversight and activist judges or something or other. what i heard clearly was this: some man saying that he thought overall the [...]

Why Wal-mart might get my business back some day…

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

woke up this morning to a report about walmart efforts to reach a zero waste/sustainable business model (read about it here).  as most of you know, i detest walmart and have not shopped their for my own personal goods since November 2003 (i had to take a buddy of mine to one store recently).  but [...]

Some Do’s and Dont’s for the new Democratic Congress

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

a few days ago i considered posting a message to the new democratic leaders because I was unhappy about their approach to the Iraq conflict.  several democrats were talking pull-out and about Iraqi responsibility and creating a dependent Iraq.  which I think is all total bullshit.  “sorry we invaded your country and created all this [...]

Tired of fighting the good fight

Friday, January 5th, 2007

last night an old friend stopped by our booth at the bar and wanted to talk some politics, mainly about the new incoming congress and the possible new direction of the iraq war strategy.  i noticed very quickly that both he and i seemed very unenthusiastic about the conversation.  we both agreed that we were [...]