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Saturday, April 07, 2012

OPNTalk Blog New Home

Hey folks, Maybe appropriate that it's April. 6 years ago in April, I started this Blog. 3115 Posts and 6 years later, I must start anew. This is due to an upgrade to Google Chrome that Blogger has switched to. This Blog is no longer compatable so I have begun a new one. The All New OPNTalk 2 has been created HERE. http://opntalk2.blogspot.com/ You will still be able to stop by here for the Vast Archvives and to share Articles from the past Six Years. The Email is the same. The posts will still be the same from me. The Tuesday Energy Front, Friday Emails, and of course the Big Sunday Edition. Look foward to seeing you there. Thank you for the years of support here, and look forward to years more to come at the New OPNTalk2 Blog. Happy Easter, and Happy Passover to you. See you there. Peter

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Hopefully Blogspot folks are working on this. Seems I have some time to spend with the Family. Happy Easter. Be back ASAP! Peter

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Fracking: An existential threat to green dogma

Misleading claims about shale gas development serve dogma but not the public interest

The Sierra Club and other environmental pressure groups are redoubling their efforts to “stop fracking in its tracks.” No wonder. The technology is an existential threat to fundamental “green” dogmas.

Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing is a true “game changer.” In less than two years, this proven but still rapidly advancing technology has obliterated longstanding claims that we are running out of petroleum. Instead, the USA now finds itself blessed with centuries of oil and gas.

Thankfully, much of it is on state and private lands, which cannot easily be locked up by federal diktat.

Poland and Estonia are using it, China has invited companies to the Middle Kingdom, Britain, Israel and Jordan are evaluating their shale deposits, and other nations are following suit – coaxing oil and natural gas from shale and other rock formations that previously had refused to yield their hydrocarbon riches.

By making more natural gas available, fracking has reduced the US price for this clean-burning fuel to under $3 per thousand cubic feet (or million Btu), compared to a peak of $8 a few years ago.

Natural gas is also supplanting coal for electricity generation. Due to excessive, mostly unnecessary new Environmental Protection Agency regulations, many US coal-fired power plants are shutting down. Replacement plants are far more likely to be gas-powered than nuclear, especially in the near term.

Natural gas makes heating and electricity more affordable for families, hospitals, government buildings and businesses; feed stocks less expensive for makers of plastics, paints, fabrics and other petrochemical products; and the prospect of natural gas-power vehicles more enticing, without mandates or subsidies. That translates into thousands of jobs created or saved.

Companies are keeping chemical plants open that were slated to close, due to soaring prices for oil that they now can readily replace with cheap natural gas. Shell plans to build a $2-biillion ethane “cracking” plant near Pittsburgh – creating 10,000 construction jobs and 10,000 permanent jobs – thanks to abundant gas from Marcellus Shale. Louisiana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas and other states are reporting subsidy-free employment and revenue gains from shale gas development. More are likely to follow, as companies seek new ways to capitalize on access to abundant, inexpensive, reliable gas.

Natural gas also provides essential backup power for wind turbines. Without such backup, electricity generation from these projects would plummet to zero 70-80% of the time, affecting assembly lines, computers, televisions, air conditioners and other electrical equipment dozens of times every day.

Even harder for environmentalists to accept, cheap natural gas also makes it harder to justify building redundant wind turbines that require large subsidies to generate far more expensive electricity only 5-8 hours a day, on average, while killing large numbers of raptors, migratory birds and bats. It makes more sense to simply build the gas turbines, and forget about the mostly useless wind turbines.

Fracking is also unlocking oil in the vast Bakken Shale formations beneath Montana, North Dakota and Saskatchewan. Oil production there has shot from 3,000 barrels a day in 2006 to nearly 500,000 today – creating thousands of jobs … and a growing need for the Keystone XL pipeline to Texas.

In response, eco-activists are spreading unfounded fears about this proven technology. Using words like “reckless,” “dangerous” and “poisonous,” they say unregulated fracking companies are operating with little concern for ecological values and causing cancer, earthquakes and groundwater contamination.

The claims have fanned borderline hysteria in some quarters and prompted Maryland, New York and other states to launch drawn-out studies or impose moratoria that will postpone drilling and the benefits it would bring. Facts are sorely needed.

Drilling and fracking have been carefully and effectively regulated by states for decades. As studies by the University of Texas and various state agencies have documented, there has never been a confirmed case of groundwater contamination due to fracking. Even EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson acknowledged that to a congressional panel.

These analysts, drilling companies and even an Environmental Defense expert now say fracking has not played a role in any of the rare cases where methane has gotten into drinking water.

Instead, the cause has generally been a failure of “well integrity” – the result of improper cementing between the well borehole and the steel “casing” and pipes that go down through aquifers and thousands of feet deeper into gas-laden shale formations. Similar failures occur in water wells drilled through rock formations containing methane (natural gas).

The solution is straightforward: better standards and procedures for cementing vertical pipes in place, and testing them initially and periodically to ensure there are no leaks.

Similarly, fracking fluids fail to match the “toxic” and “cancerous” opprobrium alleged by anti-drilling campaigns. Over 99.5% of the fluids is water and sand. The other 0.5% is chemicals to keep sand particles suspended in the liquid, fight bacterial growth and improve gas production.

Although industrial chemicals were once used, almost all of today’s are vegetable oil and chemicals used in cheese, beer, canned fish, dairy desserts, shampoo, and other food and cosmetic products.

As to “earthquakes,” barely detectable “tremors” have occasionally been measured near fracking operations and wastewater disposal injection wells. However, calling these snap, crackle and pop noises and movements “earthquakes” is akin to screaming “Earthquake!” when a cement truck goes by.

Despite these facts, EPA is nevertheless trying to invent problems and inject itself into already vigilant and responsive state regulatory efforts. The agency has conducted a roundly criticized study in Wyoming and is conducting water tests in Pennsylvania, where state officials view its activities as unnecessary meddling.

Additional over-reach and over-regulation would be hugely detrimental to US and global well-being. Fracking could help create numerous jobs and provide a far more secure, affordable, dependable and lower-pollution future than would ever be possible with wind or solar power.

By expanding oil and gas development, it could make North America the world’s new energy hub. Middle East sheiks, mullahs and OPEC ministers would lose economic, political and strategic power. Threats of Russian pipeline closures would no longer intimidate Eastern European countries. Politicians everywhere would waste less money on “renewable” energy T-Boonedoggles.

Unfortunately, though, fear campaigns are preventing some of America’s poorest counties and families from enjoying the economic benefits of Marcellus Shale development.

Baltimore’s Sage Policy Group calculated that fracking in western Maryland could reduce energy costs, create thousands of jobs, and generate millions of dollars annually in revenue for the state and Allegany and Garrett Counties. Similar studies in New York and elsewhere have reached similar conclusions.

Hydraulic fracturing technologies are proven. Regulations to protect drinking water are in place and improving steadily, as cementing and other legitimate concerns are recognized and addressed.

North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Poland and Israel are showing the way forward.

Communities that have not yet opened their doors to responsible drilling, fracking and production need to replace anti-hydrocarbon agendas and fears with facts, optimism and science-based regulations.

Paul Driessen

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Illinois, Kansas and Maryland, Three Winning Mega Tickets

Preview for Sunday 4/01/12

Hey folks,

Happy Sunday to ya. Glad you stopped by. I am of course Peter Carlock, this IS of course the OPNTalk Big Sunday Edition, and if you want to be a part of the OPNTalk, you can send in Articles, Comments, Complaints, whatever, to the Email which is opntalk@gmail.com.

BUSY Weekend this Weekend. I was at a Birthday Party yesterday in Jupiter Fl, right there at the Jupiter Inlet. Great place to check out if you are ever in the area. I will be attending another Birthday Party today, and have a thing tonight. Like I said, BUSY Weekend. So let's get going. Coming right up?

Trayvon Martin Case: My Opinion
White Kids Die In Silence
Keith Olbermann Out Again
Eggs, Yolks and All, Are As Good For You As Apples
DLA For Sunday 040112
IWA For Sunday 040112


Oh and I'm sorry. I've got bad news for ya. THREE winning Lotto Tickets were sold for that Mega Money Jackpot of $640 Million. If you did not buy one in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland, your out of luck. The Three that DID? I only hope that the deserve it.

Don't you just hate that. Seriously. You see someone hits a LARGE Jackpot only to find out later, that they really don't need the money. Or even worse, these people that DO win then go Bankrupt? Oh the winning numbers are 02-04-23-38-46, and the Mega Ball 23. Just in case you DID buy on in Illinois, Kansas, or Maryland.

Lets get right to it, we have a lot to cover today, so going to fill my cup. Be right back.
Peter

Trayvon Martin Case: My Opinion

"Why are you not talking about this more? You said you think Zimmerman is guilty of Racism? You said you think he should have been arrested. You said the Police should be fired. What about all this new evidence coming out,,,,,,,,,"

Hey folks,

"Do you still hold to your original opinion? Open your eyes man!!!" My eyes are WIDE open TC. The following is for TC and anyone else out there that think I'm not talking about this case enough. Completely unintended by me, this entire Big Sunday Edition, with the exception of the Health and Science Segment has turned into the Trayvon Martin Case. So you want me to talk about this. OK. Lets talk.

First, here are the FACTS we know. A Black guy, in a Hoodie {Be he Six Feet Talk with Dreads or not} is walking down a street in a Gated Community. A HISPANIC Male, the Captain of the Neighborhood Watch sees him. He called 911. He CHASES the Black Guy down the Street. Now some of this new information says that he looses the Black Guy. The Black Guy now known to be Trayvon Martin then comes up from behind Zimmerman and attacks him. Zimmerman Shoots him dead.

Some of you are not going to like me too much here, but if Zimmerman never engaged Martin, NONE of this would have taken place. So I DO blame Zimmerman for initiating first contact and triggering the Situation. No pun intended. Did he engage Martin because he was Black? Seems like it to me. But we do not have all the Facts. Does the Police Report make sense? No. Does it look like they may be attempting to hide something? Yes.

I have NO problem whatsoever in standing with the Community and demanding answers. But NONE of this is my main issue with this. THIS is.

KATU.com - 7 California boys arrested in attack on teen By Associated PressPublished: Mar 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM PDT

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Seven black teens have been arrested on suspicion that they committed a hate crime when they attacked a 15-year-old Hispanic boy while he was walking home from school in Southern California, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office
Chicago Tribune - 13 shot, 2 dead in Chicago in six hours Thursday night

Police inside a crime scene on the 4100 block of West Roosevelt Road. (WGN-TV) March 30, 2012|By Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner | Tribune reporters

At least two people were killed and 11 others wounded in violence across Chicago overnight, most of the victims from just two shootings on the West and South sides, according to police.

Suspects were being questioned in one of the shootings, the killing of a man near his home on the Far South Side, officials said.

The worst shooting occurred around 6 p.m. Thursday when two men in hooded sweatshirts opened fire inside a convenience store in the 1400 block of West 79th Street in the Gresham neighborhood, police said.

One man was killed and five others were wounded. The victims ranged in age from 16 to 24.

The gunmen fled in an SUV and police continued searching for them this morning.

About four hours later, four people were standing in a parking lot in the 4100 block of West Roosevelt Road when a black car drove up and gunfire rang out.

A 29-year-old man was shot in the arm, a second man the same age was shot in the leg, a 27-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 36-year-old man was shot in the thigh, police said. They were all taken by a friend to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

The gunman's car fled west on Roosevelt Road and north on Keeler Avenue, police said.

Other shootings:

-- A 31-year-old man was shot and killed across the street from his home on 113th Place between State Street and South Michigan Avenue, police said. David Gulley, 31, was pronounced dead at Roseland Community Hospital about 5:10 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

Calumet District officers saw the shooting and brought several people in for questioning, police said. Up to three guns were recovered, police said. The people were still being questioned as of 5 a.m. today, police said.

-- A 24-year-old man was shot in the buttocks in the 11800 block of South Ashland Avenue about 5 p.m. on the Far South Side, police said. He was walking down the street when two people approached on foot and opened fire, police said.

He was stable Advocate Christ Medical Center, police said. No one was in custody this morning.

-- About 10:15 p.m., a man in his 30s was shot in the leg in the 13100 block of South Ellis Avenue. He was taken to Metro South Medical Center in Blue Island, police said.

The man told police he heard shots and felt pain.
And this?
Breitbart.com - Hoodie-Wearing Gunmen Kill 1, Wound 5 in Bobby Rush's Chicago District by Dan Rieh

Former Black Panther Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) made quite a fuss when he donned a "hoodie" during a speech in the U.S. House of Representatives until he was escorted out. At the time, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) "applauded his courage" for doing so.

Meanwhile, back home in Rush's district, two men wearing hooded sweatshirts, or "hoodies," were the shooters in an incident that left one dead and five injured.

In fact, during a span of six-hours Thursday night, 13 people were shot, leaving two dead in Chicago. It would seem it takes more courage to simply walk down the street in Rush's district than it does to wear a hooded sweatshirt in the House of Representatives by way of a stunt in a bizarre tribute to a young man shot and killed in Florida during a shooting incident still under investigation.
Or THIS..Time - Spike Lee's Incorrect Tweet Causes Elderly Couple To Flee Home

70 year old couple - Famed director Spike Lee was forced to apologize after retweeting an incorrect tweet thought to reveal the address of George Zimmerman, who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The Sanford, Fla. address Lee tweeted out to his more than 250,000 followers actually belongs to an elderly couple, David McClain, 72, and his 70-year-old wife Elaine, who subsequently received threats and hate mail directed at Zimmerman, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The negative attention, along with a few visits from reporters seeking Zimmerman, forced the bewildered couple to temporarily move into a hotel.
This is all a direct result of Race Baiters and the Media hyping this ONE Incident up. This is all because the Mother of Trayvon is attempting to Trademark his name. This is all because Obama jumped into the mix. All because Jesse and AL are involved. OH, I love this VIDEO. I posted it on FACEBOOK.

Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) insisted on CNN Wednesday that her colleagues‘ outrage over teen Trayvon Martin’s death was not solely because Martin was black — but faltered when asked to name the murdered “young white female” Brown said she was just as concerned about.
I really do not care if Al and Jesse, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL), or Stars, or even the President himself, want to make this an opportune moment to gain Political Points, 15 minutes, Financial Gain, or whatever. They are stoking the flames. They are making things worse than they EVER needed to be.

Murders and Killings happen all the time here. We never hear of 99 percent of them. This one? This one has tried and Convicted Zimmerman before all the facts are in. This one is throwing Fuel on the Fire. This one is going to cause MORE innocent people to get killed. From the Politicians looking for Political Gains, the Race Baiters looking for more Fame and Fortune, and the Media sensationalizing this for whatever reason, it is my fear that this will end badly.

I said it before, I'll say it again. I will stand with the community and demand Answers. From the fact he was not Arrested, or even detained for any length of time, to the inconsistencies in the Police Report and Videos that are out there, I have no problem with an outside agency coming in to Investigation this Incident. I would rather it NOT be the Obama Administration's Justice Department of whom we already know is Bias, but an outside Agency non-the-less. It is my fear however, that even if Zimmerman is found innocent here, he will still be hunted down and slaughtered like an animal. This will lead to even MORE Violence by others to seek to revenge HIS death. So on the cycle goes.

This is a terrible and tragic Incident. Someone lost their life. A Mother lost her child. But to further the Violence and the divide of the Races for Personal Gain is insane. It needs to end. It needs to end NOW.

Be right back with MUCH more on this, in just a second.
Peter

Sources:
KATU.com - 7 California boys arrested in attack on teen
Chicago Tribune - 13 shot, 2 dead in Chicago in six hours Thursday night
Breitbart.com - Hoodie-Wearing Gunmen Kill 1, Wound 5 in Bobby Rush's Chicago District
Time - Spike Lee's Incorrect Tweet Causes Elderly Couple To Flee Home
VIDEO

White Kids Die In Silence

Headline too harsh? It IS Reality.

Hey folks,

This is what I'm talking about is my issue, well, MAIN issue, with the Trayvon Martin Case. One guy, regardless of the Circumstance, is Shot to death, INSANITY engulfs the Country. Two White kids Murdered right here in Florida? No one takes notice? Where's Obama? The Guy that killed them is Black. They are White. Is this not a HATE Crime? Were is Jesse and Al? Well, we know where they are. But where WERE they when this happened.

Thankfully the guy that Murdered them is in Jail for Life. But why are their Faces NOT on the Cover of People? Where is their MERE mention by Obama? Well, the Parents of these two would like an official answer. Don't hold your breath. They answered their own question. According to The UK Telegraph - Parents of murdered British students criticise Barack Obama By Paul Thompson in Sarasota 3:00PM BST 29 Mar 2012

The parents of two British students murdered in Florida have criticised President Barack Obama for his lack of compassion over their sons' deaths.

His failure to respond to three letters sent to the White House was because there was no "political value" and not worthy of a few minutes of his time.

They spoke out as teenager Shawn Tyson began a life sentence after being found guilty of the murder of James Cooper and James Kouzaris last April.

The 17 year old, who shot the men as they begged for their lives, will die in prison.
Or be pardoned and set free by some Liberal that convinces someone that he does not deserve it. That the only reason he was arrest was because he's Black. Or some sort of nonsense.

His conviction of first degree murder carries an mandatory life sentence without the chance of parole.

The powerfully built teen even looked bored as emotional DVD presentations about the dead men prepared by their grieving parents were shown in court.

Tyson, who has the word 'Savage' tattooed across his chest didn't show a flicker of emotion, slumping in his seat as he was forced to watch a montage of photos showing the victims from early childhood to young men.

Two close friends of the dead men who had attended the eight day trial in Sarasota, Florida. had also delivered highly emotional impact statements to the court prior to the sentencing.

Paul Davies and Joe Hallett spoke of the "living hell" they and others who knew the men had suffered since the murders.

During the eight day trial they had been shown graphic crime scene and autopsy photos shown in court.

Later speaking after Tyson was jailed Davies and Hallett lashed out at Mr Obama saying the deaths of their friends was "not worthy of ten minutes of his time."

Davies said:"We would like to publicly express our dissatisfaction at the lack of any public or private message of support or condolence from any American governing body or indeed, President Obama himself.

"Mr Kouzaris has written to President Obama on three separate occasions and is yet to even receive the courtesy of a reply.

"It would perhaps appear that Mr Obama sees no political value in facilitating such a request or that the lives of two British tourists are not worthy of ten minutes of his time."
There you go. That's the answer right there. " Mr Obama sees no political value in facilitating such a request or that the lives of two British tourists are not worthy of ten minutes of his time." Yup. Be it them, James Cooper and James Kouzaris, The "White Girl" that Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-Fla.)can't remember, even though there were "Protests" for her, or a Sweet Innocent Jewish Girl {Miriam Monstango} who was hunted and Murdered, just because she is Jewish? Where are the Hoodies? Or whatever the two British Students were wearing that day? Where are the calls to ESCALATE Protests?

Now I know. You are thinking, yeah, but the Murderer of Miriam Monstango is dead, and the Murderer of James Cooper and James Kouzaris, is Jailed for Life. Zimmerman is still out. What about the White Person that just died Last nigh? My point is that murders take place every day in this Country. Black on Black, White on White. White on Black, Black on White, As in the Trayvon Case, Hispanic on Black. Males on Females, ETC. You NEVER hear anything about it. This Case is so disturbing to me, not because it happened, but because of what WILL happen because of a few seeking to Profit from it. How do you feel this helps Race Relations in this Country? Trayvon on the cover of People, and White kids die in silence? Just saying.
Peter

Sources:
The UK Telegraph - Parents of murdered British students criticise Barack Obama

Keith Olbermann Out Again

Poor guy. I do know one person that will be sad to hear this.

Hey folks,

Remember back in the day when Keith Olbermann worked for MSNBC? No? No one else really does either. Rumour has it Olbermann is nothing more than a Prima Donna. He is all about him and everyone else, including those that he collects a Pay Check from, are nothing but little Annoyances that he needs to deal with from time to time. Got him Fired from MSNBC.

Then Al Gore's Current TV picked him up. Al's dream, like all Liberals out there, is to have a Network as successful as Fox News. They are ALWAYS looking for the Liberal version of Rush Limbaugh. Who wouldn't like to have 22 PLUS MILLION Listeners at any given Segment?

Apparently, Keith Olbermann may ACTUALLY be TOO Liberal for the Libs? Perhaps he is a PURE Progressive, out there for all to see, and they still can't show who they are fully? Or perhaps his Ego clashed too many times with Al Gore or Joel Hyatt's Ego? Who knows? Who really cares? Well, to be fair, I know one person that will be sad to hear this. But one, a Network does not make.

Here is the official Press Release by Al Gore, Joel Hyatt, and Current TV:

We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic progressive outlet. We are more committed to those goals today than ever before.

Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it.

We are moving ahead by honoring Current's values. Current has a fundamental obligation to deliver news programming with a progressive perspective that our viewers can count on being available daily -- especially now, during the presidential election campaign. Current exists because our audience desires the kind of perspective, insight and commentary that is not easily found elsewhere in this time of big media consolidation.

As we move toward this summer's political conventions and the general election in the fall, Current is making significant new additions to our broadcasts. We have just debuted six hours of new programming each weekday with Bill Press ("Full Court Press, at 6 am ET/3 am PT) and Stephanie Miller ("Talking Liberally," at 9 am ET/6 pm PT).

We're very excited to announce that beginning tonight, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer will host "Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer," at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Eliot is a veteran public servant and an astute observer of the issues of the day. He has important opinions and insights and he relishes the kind of constructive discourse that our viewers will appreciate this election year. We are confident that our viewers will be able to count on Governor Spitzer to deliver critical information on a daily basis.

All of these additions to Current's lineup are aimed at achieving one simple goal -- the goal that has always been central to Current's mission: To tell stories no one else will tell, to speak truth to power, and to influence the conversation of democracy on behalf of those whose voice is too seldom heard. We, and everyone at Current, want to thank our viewers for their continued steadfast support.
{Laughing} I LOVE this. Looks fully look at this for a second.

We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic progressive outlet. We are more committed to those goals today than ever before.
Anytime you hear "Progressive" all you need to think about is this Far Left Kook Fringe. They actually think there is a Market out there. There isn't. Can you tell me what channel it is on your TV. Maybe next to Oprah's OWN? I have no idea. The funny thing about this is that the ONLY way it is even on is because it is FUNDED by Liberal Individuals and Corporations. {Laughing} Like NPR, the NYT. These things would be LONG gone if it were not for Private Funding.

Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it.
What Viewers?

We are moving ahead by honoring Current's values. Current has a fundamental obligation to deliver news programming with a progressive perspective that our viewers can count on being available daily -- especially now, during the presidential election campaign. Current exists because our audience desires the kind of perspective, insight and commentary that is not easily found elsewhere in this time of big media consolidation.

As we move toward this summer's political conventions and the general election in the fall, Current is making significant new additions to our broadcasts. We have just debuted six hours of new programming each weekday with Bill Press ("Full Court Press, at 6 am ET/3 am PT) and Stephanie Miller ("Talking Liberally," at 9 am ET/6 pm PT).

We're very excited to announce that beginning tonight, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer will host "Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer," at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Eliot is a veteran public servant and an astute observer of the issues of the day. He has important opinions and insights and he relishes the kind of constructive discourse that our viewers will appreciate this election year. We are confident that our viewers will be able to count on Governor Spitzer to deliver critical information on a daily basis.
Does Current just pick up people that other Networks throw away? Seriously? Eliot Spitzer? THAT is going to be a Home Run? Do they see him as a big "get." Seriously? No one watched him on CNN. They are going to now take the time to FIND Current and watch him there?

All of these additions to Current's lineup are aimed at achieving one simple goal -- the goal that has always been central to Current's mission: To tell stories no one else will tell, to speak truth to power, and to influence the conversation of democracy on behalf of those whose voice is too seldom heard. We, and everyone at Current, want to thank our viewers for their continued steadfast support.
Speak Truth to Power? Unless you are talking about Obama and Crew, then you, like ALL the Liberal Media out there, simply report whatever Obama and Crew TELL you to. You ATTACK whomever you may see as a threat. You show your Ignorance through your Arrogance DAILY. You are completely clueless to what America is made up of. It AIN'T Liberal Kooks.

You know, it really is simple to understand. To be successful in Media, be it TV, Radio, or New, you MUST connect with your Audience. You must be in touch with who they are and what they want. You have to have TALENT. Not just some person that get on and rants about this or that for no apparent reason, while giving outdated and proven false again and again, talking points that amount to NOTHING. Well, that IS the Extreme Kook Fringe Left. Affectionately known here as the LWL {Left Wing Looneys} But the problem is, there simply is not enough of them out there to support a Network or anything else. Ask those that continue to attempt to get Rush off the air.

We here at the OPNTalk Blog want to take this opportunity to wish Keith Olbermann well in his future enderv,,,WAIT. Yeah. Oprah did just fire Rosie. Maybe? Hey, you never know. Be it at another Network that no one watches, or whatever, may you have much success in the future. Or at least, uh, some. Sorry for your loss B.B.
Peter

Sources:
Yahoo News - Keith Olbermann fired from Current TV, replaced by Eliot Spitzer By Mike Krumboltz

Eggs, Yolks and All, Are As Good For You As Apples

Eggs and Coffee? I should live long and have a sound mind.

Hey folks,

For years there has basically been two groups. Those that HATE Coffee, and tell you, you will DIE, or become sick, if you drink it. Another that says Coffee is good, and has many Health Benefits. I prefer to agree with the latter.

For years we have also been told that the Whites of the Egg we love so much are OK, but you better not eat the Yolks. They are EVIL and will raise your Cholesterol, and increase your risk of Heart Disease. They have Products out there that even take all the work away from you. You can buy Egg Whites only. You can order Egg White Omelets. I know people who do. As for me? I love the Yolk. I love ordering Sunny Side Up or Over Easy nine out of ten times I eat Breakfast out. I MAKE Sunny Side Up Eggs and Hard Boiled Eggs all the time.

So seems that all those years of people skipping the Yolk, was wasted. Not only is the Yolk NOT bad for you, seems that a whole cooked Egg is actually as Healthy for you as an Apple. Yup. An Apple. Are you buying this? According to Shine - Are Egg Whites Healthier Than Whole Eggs? By Details Magazine Posts By Details Magazine | Healthy Living – Thu, Mar 29, 2012 2:21 PM EDT by Mike Dawson. I love the way he wrote this, by the way.

The yolk has been the enemy of breakfast for years-but no more, my egg-white-omelet-ordering friends.

Like most of you, I ditched the yolk thinking I was lowering my cholesterol, helping my ticker, and staying lean. But it turns out those yellow-less free-ranges were doing more harm than good. Here are three reasons to go for yolk (boo!) when you eat eggs.

First, assuming you are not obese, eat relatively well, and work out at least a little, a few or more whole eggs a week aren't going to lift your bad cholesterol levels.

Second, whole eggs are packed with protein, good fats, vitamins, and nutrients that have been proven to help boost your brain. Some studies suggest they may even guard against dementia.
Hey, so does Coffee. Eggs and Coffee? I should live long and have a sound mind.

Third, last year a study at the University of Alberta, home to one of the world's leading food-science programs, discovered that cooked whole eggs, yolk and all, are equal to apples in their antioxidant potency, and these robust antioxidant properties may actually help ward off heart disease and cancer.

Time to rethink that brunch order, buddy.
{Laughing} So have at it my Friends. Order those Eggs, yolks and all, a big cup of Coffee, and enjoy. You are doing your body and apparently Mind good. Be right back.
Peter

Sources:
Shine - Are Egg Whites Healthier Than Whole Eggs?

DLA For Sunday 040112

This week we have TWO Winners. I guess we should have two IWA Winners too.

Hey folks,

So we know Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, no I did not forget "Reverend," are looking for another 15 minutes and more Money. They are exploiting this tragic situation for their own gain. Can they tell me the Name of the White Kids that have been killed in this Country over the Past Week? There have been. Can they tell me the Names of the Black Kids that were killed in Gang Related Violence just this past two days? No? Can they tell us the Name of that Poor Innocent Jewish Girl that was hunted, chased down, pulled by her Ponytail, and Shot to death in France? Nope. Can they tell us the name of the White Girl that Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) was talking about? What about this? Can they tell me who James Cooper and James Kouzaris are?

Of course not. They do not care about them. They are too busy CREATING an atmosphere of Hate and Violence. They ARE. They are doing so, for nothing more than Fame and of course, more money. Obama is using this for Political Points. Even put the 2012 Re-elect Logo on Hoodies. Not kidding.

So now Al is calling for an "escalation" and a "move to the next level" if the Police do not Arrest Zimmerman. Now we just talked about all the insanity going on out there. 70 year old couple having to flee their Home. People being Shot to death by people wearing Hoodies. Property Damage and Harrassment of Innocent people. And Al is calling for a "move to the next level?"

Well, there are two people that have had enough. Our first Winner is someone I have never heard of before today. He is a Radio Talk Guy. I guess. His name is Todd Schnitt. He is calling for MSNBC to FIRE Al Sharpton, for what he calls, an attempt at inciting Violence. He also feels that he should be arrested if Riots break out. I agree. Al Sharpton IS using his Show to do exactly this. He IS stirring up strife and division. He WILL be responsible for further Violence that IS and WILL take place. He is USING his Show to do just that.

You know, it was funny to me that so many Liberals wanted Rush off the air for saying a Liberal Activist called herself a Slut, after she went on National Television and said she had so much sex she couldn't afford Contraceptives. But yet, no one is calling for Sharton to be Fired for inciting Violence and spreading Hate? Rush's Audience is bigger than ever, and he has even MORE Sponsors than ever. Just a little side note.

Then we have our SECOND Winner. One from a source I was actually SHOCKED to see. His name is Turner Clayton. Who is he? He is the Seminole County Chapter President of the NAACP. {Laughing} Yup. The NAACP. {The National Advancement of Colored People} According to WKMG Local 6 - Civil rights leaders condemn Sharpton's call for escalated civil disobedience

Turner Clayton, the Seminole County chapter president of the NAACP, reacted immediately to Sharpton's warning, saying, "We hope that the citizens of Sanford will govern themselves accordingly. We are not calling for any sanctions, against any business or anyone else. And, of course, what Rev. Sharpton does, that's strictly the [National] Action Network. We can't condone that part of the conversation, if that's what he said."

Clayton said he believes that the expected 3,000 people who will attend Saturday's march and rally in Sanford will realize the difference between Sharpton's message and the NAACP's mission.

"I don't think they can confuse that," Clayton said. "It's just that they will have to make a judgment as to whether they want to follow the mission of the NAACP or follow what the Rev. Sharpton said."
THANK YOU Mr. Clayton. You see, I have no problem with people Protesting and showing their disdain, or disagreement, with something going on. I really don't. But that is NOT what Al and Jesse are doing. Jesse is calling for Zimmerman to be Crucified. Al is calling for "Sanctions?" against WHO? Calling for a "move to the next level?" What exactly does he mean? Sounds like he is inciting Violence to me.

Congratulations to both of you. Mr. Clayton and Mr. Schnitt. For having the Intelligence and courage to stand up and call what is, IS, and call for sanity to prevail in the Insanity that is ever growing, you are BOTH the Winners of the Display of Logic Award for Today, Sunday, April 1st, 2012. I hope YOU and the people LIKE you, prevail against those that would further the divide for personal gain.
Peter

Sources:
Todd Schnitt Radio
WKMG Local 6 - Civil rights leaders condemn Sharpton's call for escalated civil disobedience

IWA For Sunday 040112

Rhetoric like this, causes more harm than good.

Hey folks,

In what turned into being a Trayvon Martin day here at the OPNTalk Blog, much to my chagrin, we wrap things up with the Idiot of the Week. Now I have often asked over the years, when it comes to Reverends Jackson and Sharpton, Reverends of WHAT? Where are their Churches? Where do they Preach? What do they Preach? Well, we know WHAT they Preach. Hate and division for Profit and Fame. But Seriously, Reverends of WHAT?

What is the Definition of Reverend? rev·er·end/ˈrev(ə)rənd/
Adjective: Used as a title or form of address to members of the clergy.

Noun:

A clergyman, priest, minister

Synonyms:
adjective. venerable - honourable - honorable - worshipful


So if used as a title or form of address to members of the Clergy? What Church? What faith? What are the teachings? Where are the Followers? If an attempt to be seen as Honourable? Why? Why should we Honour someone because they CHOOSE to add the "title" of Reverend to their name? Did you know, and this is true, I could become a Reverend Online for a small fee in about 15 minutes? That's right. I would then be the Legal Definition of a Reverend. I can Marry. I can absolve of Sins. I can be Tax Exempt. I'm not kidding.

So we have two guys, in this case, I want to focus on ONE, who calls himself a Reverend. I thought Reverends we suppose to bring people together and teach about God, Sin, and Faith. But all this Reverend, of whom I will never refer to again as such, does is create strive and division while getting Famous and Rich from doing so. That's it. He exploits his own people and they, well, some, prop him up on this Pedestal and give him what he seeks.

None of this is new. Anytime a Black Person is "a Victim of Injustice" real or imagined, he jumps into the fray, stirs things up. He then collects his 15 minutes and Money, and goes home. Or goes and Fathers another Baby. But in this case, he crossed the line. In this case, he is actually calling for the Crucifixion of a fellow Citizen. He is calling for the Murder of a Person who, agreed of not, has not been arrested, Tried in Court, and found Guilty of a Crime. In this Country, we are INNOCENT until Proven Guilty. This Idiot is calling for him to be MURDERED. Not that most of you know this. NO ONE is reporting this. But he said it. He said....

"This is Easter time, you don't have to be guilty to be crucified. We come more than asking for him to be arrested today"
Now to be fair, he went on to say this...

"I ask we join hands together to repeal this law."
So if it HAD been reported, which it wasn't, he would have just said, "I was talking about repealing the Law." but it is CLEAR what he was saying. Here, again....

"This is Easter time, you don't have to be guilty to be crucified. We come more than asking for him to be arrested today"
As a Christian, I find this offensive Jesse Jackson. Are you going to Protest yourself? Maybe another FALSE Rev. Your Brother in Solidarity Sharpton will take up my cause? Yeah, I know, don't hold my breath right?

Congratulations Jesse, you are no doubt, the Idiot of the Week. You are no doubt, in the running, for Idiot of the Year. At least the top Five. To call for the execution, the Crucifixion, of a fellow Citizen, using the Crucifixion of Christ as an example? You are actually more Stupid than I originally thought. I will no longer, even in jest, address you as Reverend. You should have never held that Title to begin with. I hold YOU accountable for the death of innocent people, based solely on the Color of their Skin. YOU are creating a situation here that HAS already escalade to Violence all over the Country. YOU did it. YOU and Al, another I will never again address as Reverend. YOU are to Blame you Moron. You are to a Reverend what Satin is to God. And it really is, just that simple.

Have a great rest of Weekend folks. I'm off to Birthday Party two, and the Thing I have later. See you soon.
Peter

Sources:
Global Grind

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pink Slime Update, Plants Close, Company Blames YOU

Really need a theme song for this Segment.

Hey folks,

Time for what is growing into a regular Segment here at the OPNTalk Blog. Pink Slime Update. I knew when I first started looking into this it would be big. I had no idea HOW big it would become. I originally thought it was McDonald's only, well, Fast Food in General all do about the same things, so others would not surprise me. But then we learned it's in our Schools and in our Stores. There is a chance you may have it in your FRIG. You may have bought what you were lead to believe is "healthier" ground Beef, only to learn that "lean, finely textured beef," is nothing more than a code word for Pink Slime. The same process they use to make Dog Food.

So you spoke up. Some of you YELLED. Last Sunday I reported to you that Stores All Over Country Pulling Pink Slime. They have stopped selling it all together. Except Wal-Mart and Sam's Club. This is why I will shop elsewhere.

So what happens when you have a Company, that has LIED to people over the years, HID what they are actually doing, and people find out? What do you do if you have a Company that makes a Product that no one buys? Yup. You go bye, bye.

So "Beef Products Inc.," the maker of Pink Slime, and Regina Roth, the VP of the Company, are closing Planets, laying off workers, and blaming YOU! {Laughing} I kid you not. Remember Ms. Riley? She was the one back on Sunday, March 18, 2012 OPNTalk -
Pink Slime WAS Dog Food who, when asked why not Label Packages to let people know they were eating Pink Slime, said...

"What are you asking me to put on the label, its beef, it's on the label, it's a beef product, it's says beef so we are declaring … it's beef,"
Well, Ms Roth just repeated the line. She said..

"What should we label it? It's 100 percent beef What do you want us to label it? I'm not prepared to say it's not beef because it's 100 percent beef."
NO it's not Ms Roth. It's GARBAGE. It's filler to extend Profit. It is NOT Beef. But we know this now, so I doubt you need worry about it. No one is buying it anyway.

So according to ABC News - 'It's 100 Percent Beef': Company on Defensive as It Closes Plants By Jim Avila ABC News – 5 hrs ago

After two weeks of no comments, Beef Products Inc., the maker of "lean, finely textured beef," a product now known by the critics' term for it, "pink slime," came out swinging today during a news conference to announce the temporary closing of several facilities.

The company said that it was suspending all operations at three of its four plants in Texas, Kansas and Iowa. Its headquarters in Sioux City, S.D., would remain.

It said today that it would continue to pay its workers for 60 days as it launches a public relations program designed to restore confidence in its product.

"After that 60-day period is over, if we haven't been able to resume operations again by then, we believe we won't have a decision other than to formally terminate those employees' employment," said Rich Jochum, the company's corporate administrator.
{Laughing} So we are going to LIE to you some more over the next 60 days and hope you buy our Product. If you don't YOU are responsible for all these people losing their Jobs. YOU are responsible for this.

The company blamed social media and news organizations, specifically ABC News, for what it called a gross misrepresentation of its product and process.

"What should we label it? It's 100 percent beef," asked Regina Roth, the company's executive vice president. "What do you want us to label it? I'm not prepared to say it's not beef because it's 100 percent beef."

She said that the company would "attack" the misconceptions in consumers' minds through social media.

"What we're going through is not something any other companies want to … have to endure," Roth said.
Good lick with this. The Stores are not going to buy it. We are not going to buy it. YOU lied to people for years, "90 percent Lean?" uh, Pink Slime. Healthier, less fat, MORE EXPENSIVE for less REAL Meat. No Ms Roth, YOU are to blame. And as much as you say it's One hundred percent beef, others disagree.

Two former scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture who reviewed the product advised against using it in ground beef and told ABC News that it was not the same as ground beef.

"It's not fresh ground beef. It's a cheap substitute being added in," microbiologist Gerald Zirnstein said.

The scientists added that the filler was not as nutritious as ground beef, though the company disputed that. An industry website noted that a side-by-side comparison of nutrition labels showed "90 percent lean beef trimmings and 90 percent lean ground beef have substantially identical nutritional value. And all USDA certified ground beef [with or without lean finely textured beef] found in your grocery store is considered to be a good or excellent source of 10 essential nutrients including protein, iron, zinc and B-vitamins."
An Industry Website said. They say so, so, just except it.

The low-grade trimmings used to produce lean, finely textured beef come from the parts of the cow most susceptible to contamination, often close to the hide, which is highly exposed to fecal matter. But because of the treatment of the trimmings - after they have been simmered in low heat, separating fat and tissue using a centrifuge, they are sprayed with ammonia gas to kill germs - the USDA says it's safe to eat.
It goes on to talk about the Stores and the Schools. So there you have it. It's your fault folks. But they will give you just 60 days to change your mind. Or YOU will be responsible for all these fine people losing their Jobs. I don't know about you, but I know I'm not eating Dog Food anymore. If you want to buy this garbage, go to Wal-Mart and Sam's. They still sell it. Probably dirt Cheap too.
Peter

Sources:
ABC News - 'It's 100 Percent Beef': Company on Defensive as It Closes Plants

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

We Have It, They Admit It, However, We Can't Use IT.

This is a GREAT Article.

Hey folks,

Happy Tuesday to ya. This is a GREAT Article. It really is. Just one problem, which it even admits. It's by News Chief - What U.S. energy crisis? Published: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 6:28 a.m.

Every election year, the politicians take malicious delight in panicking Americans with lurid predictions of an imminent energy crisis: We're running out of oil. We're running out of natural gas. The oil sheikhs will be dictating how we run the country.

The solution, of course, is always to elect the politicians making the charges. It's all nonsense.
OK remember this. To say we need to Elect a Politician to CHANGE Obama's Energy Policies is nonsense? We will look at this again in a few seconds.

A March 20 Wall Street Journal commentary by Citi's top commodities researcher, Ed Morse, contends that "in energy, North America is becoming the new Middle East."

That might have been an overstatement, but not by much.

The U.S. and Canada's proven reserves of oil and natural gas are increasing at rates that would have been considered fantasy only a few years ago.

The conservative calculations of the Energy Information Administration said oil reserves increased 8.6 percent from December 2008 to December 2009 and natural gas reserves rose 11.3 percent — and those were economically down years when exploration would presumably slow down.

Natural gas reserves reached their highest level since 1971.

Proven reserves are those that the EIA deems reasonably recoverable given existing technology and economic conditions.

Of course, the technology is constantly improving and high demand makes the recovery profitable.

And then there are new discoveries, like the Bakken Field underlying almost all of North Dakota and parts of South Dakota and Montana. It is estimated to hold 481 billion barrels of oil.

Indeed, because of our refining capacity, the United States became a net petroleum exporter last year for the first time since 1949.

In The Wall Street Journal, Morse writes, "The United States has become the fastest-growing oil and gas producer in the world, and it is likely to remain so for the rest of this decade and into the 2020s."
Now this is true. However, a bit misleading. This is IN SPITE of Obama's War on Energy. His outright hostility to anything Oil, Natural Gas, and Coal. IN SPITE of Obama standing in the way, we have been able to do this. Imagine what we could do if he would get OUT of the way.

Canada is enjoying a similar boom in production and explorations. And one can hope that the overregulation and underinvestment restricting production in Mexico and Venezuela won't last forever.
We would profit greatly from and WITH them if Obama would allow the Keystone Pipeline to be fully built. He is NOT. HE is standing in the way of this also.

In the United States, it would help if the federal government wouldn't get distracted by uneconomic and wasteful incentives for ethanol, electric cars, wind mills that chop up great numbers of birds for tiny contributions to the electricity grid and schemes for extracting fuel from random plants.
OBAMA!

The government's efforts should be directed to research, investment and regulation to insure that this energy, which our economy must have, is extracted cleanly and safely.

The "new Middle East" sounds pretty good energy-wise, but we'd just as soon skip the political turmoil. With the coming election, we have a surplus of our own.
OK, so? "The solution, of course, is always to elect the politicians making the charges. It's all nonsense?" THAT is nonsense. It is OBAMA that said the Coal Industry would go Bankrupt, and he was proud about that. It is Obama that said he likes $4.00 plus a gallon Gas. It is HIS Administration that said we need to find a way to INCREASE our Gas Prices to those of Europe. They have of course backed off that. It is OBAMA that put into place Moratoriums both actual and de facto, that have cost America hundreds of thousands of Jobs. It IS Obama standing in the way of the Keystone Pipeline. Oh, he attempted to take credit for that of which he could not stop if he wanted to, and what he has no say on, but he IS blocking the Majority of it for no other reason than Politics.

It IS OBAMA who keeps throwing hundreds of Billions of Dollars into Companies that do nothing but line the Pockets of their CEO's, fire Employees, produce NOTHING, and go out of business. No folks, it's NOT nonsense. It's FACT! We need someone in Office that understands REALITY, and is committed to doing what we need to do. Forget the Gas Prices, that we KNOW from History WILL go down. Forget the new Jobs it WILL create, that we know from History. We are talking nearly if not more than a TRILLION dollars in NEW REVENUE that it WILL generate. We have a President that just says no. While saying NO, continues to spend more money. Think about that.
Peter

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Oprah Fires 30, Me Hide?, Iran Planned to Bomb Israeli Ship

Preview for Sunday 032512

Hey folks,

Happy Sunday to ya. Glad you stopped by. Oh, seems I forgot to post the Email Link on Friday. Got this "You call it from the emails, yet you do not post an email link. How does that work?" First, uh, I got your Email? Second, I did forget to post the link. Sorry. I usually do. Like I do every Sunday, about this time I say this. If you want to be part of the OPNTalk, send in Articles, Comments, Complaints, or just say Hi, the Email as always is, opntalk@gmail.com. But I will try to remember next Friday. {Smile}

Last Sunday I asked you, "If a Show fails on a Network no one watches, does it make a noise?" I was talking about Oprah dropping Rosie O'Donnell, who was averaging fewer than 200,000 viewers, on a daily basis. So for fun I started asking people last Week, "Do you know where to find the OWN Network on your TV?" I asked 22 people. It doesn't matter if they had Cable, Dish, or Direct TV, It didn't matter who the Carrier was. Out of the 22 people I asked, ONE. Yes, 1. One person said Yes, and could tell me. She was also mad at me for calling Rosie a Fat Pig. Sorry. Just calling it like it is. {Smile} 1 out of 22. Any wonder WHY Oprah NOW fired 30 Employees? NO ONE IS WATCHING the Network. They do not even care enough to find out where it is on their TV.

This is another sign out there that most people in this Country are NOT Liberal Kooks. Rumor was back then that Oprah left her long time, Successful Talk Show, because she felt restrained and wanted to start her own Network to have more Freedom to be who she really is. She banked on Rosie being a Major Player and an Anchor For the Network. When that didn't work, they tried to tone down and modify Rosie. They tried to make her "Nice" again. Just failed big time because everyone know who and what Rosie is. Then if you watch the Shows, you get the idea of what Oprah is. There is not enough die hard Libs out there to make it work. This is why there is no Liberal Rush Limbaughs. Why no Liberal Radio works. But hey, they keep trying.

Anyway, coming right up?

Trayvon Martin Case Nothing To Do With "Stand Your Ground"
Stores All Over Country Pulling Pink Slime
Hummus, not Just Middle Eastern Anymore
DLA For Sunday 032512
IWA for Sunday 032512


All this as we dive into the Big Sunday Edition of the OPNTalk Blog. Of course I AM Pe,,,Oh yeah. That's another point I want to make. "You are real brave Online. Calling people idiots. Calling Rosie a 'fat pig.' Saying Liberals are stupid. I would like to see you say this stuff when you are not hiding behind a screen name."Signed BigThinker--- {Laughing} Me hiding? Hi, my name is Peter Carlock. I live in Sunny South Florida, Stuart to be more precise. I think, I may be wrong, but I THINK my Phone number is on my Profile. I sign EVERYTHING I write, WHEREEVER I write it. From Comment Sections on News Sights, fellow Blogs, WHATEVER. I do NOT sign it "BigThinker---" or "Fubar" or "Quicksilver" or anything else. So are you Male or Female? What's YOUR name? Where do YOU post from? {Laughing} Just saying.

Congrats to Rick Santorum who took Louisiana...Did you catch THIS?

According to Haaretz - Report: Iran planned to bomb Israeli ship in Suez Canal

Egyptian paper Al-Ahram reports that two Egyptian citizens received instructions from Iranian agents to attack an Israeli ship, and offered a third man 50 million Egyptian pounds to carry out the act. By Avi Issacharoff

The investigation of the two found that they had received their instructions from Iranian agents, and that the two asked a third person, by the name of Mohamed Zakri, to carry out the act in exchange for 50 million Egyptian pounds.
I know Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is paying attention. Are WE?

Going to fill my cup. Be right back.
Peter

Sources:
The Hollywood Reporter - Oprah Winfrey's OWN Lays Off 30 in Network Restructuring 2:31 PM PDT 3/19/2012 by Lacey Rose
Haaretz - Report: Iran planned to bomb Israeli ship in Suez Canal

Trayvon Martin Case Nothing To Do With "Stand Your Ground"

Does it have to do with Race? Possibly.

Hey folks,

The Trayvon Martin Case. Here is a Black Kid walking back from a Mini-Mart thing with a Snack, and he is accosted by a MORON, George Zimmerman, who is Hispanic by the way, and Trayvon Martin ends up dead.

Here is what we know. Trayvon was visiting Relatives therefore he was not a Resident of the Gated Community. Zimmerman, who is the Volunteer Neighborhood Watch Captain of his Community, is walking around with a Gun he should not have.

He spots Martin, and decided he was suspicious and called 911. 911 told him to NOT pursue Martin, that they would send someone out. He pursued Martin, who was unarmed, and something happened. The Something is not clear, but what we do know is that Martin was Shot by Zimmerman, and killed. Zimmerman, and the Police involved, claim he operating on the grounds of the "Stand Your Ground Law." No arrests were made. Zimmerman has since relocated.

Like clockwork, and according to the Liberal Anti Gun Script, and according to the Race Card Fame Script written by the Revs. Jackson and Sharpton, the Media kicked into overdrive, and even Obama threw himself into the mix. After all, if Obama had a Son, he would look like Trayvon.

First, we do not even know if Zimmerman has a Concealed Carry Permit. Rumors abound that he doesn't. Second, even if he DID have a CCP, he was not allowed to carry a weapon while on "Patrol" as a Volunteer Neighborhood Watch Captain. So he was wrong right there. Third, he was TOLD by Dispatch NOT to pursue. He did. He was wrong there. He did not "Stand His Ground," he ran him down. Forth, he shot and killed an unarmed kid.

Just on these grounds, he should have been arrested on the spot. None of this has anything to do with the "Stand Your Ground" Law, nor does it have anything to do with Guns. It is all about a Moron, most likely a Wannabe Cop, who killed an unarmed kid. It also doesn't make Martin MORE dead because he is Black. He is just as dead as he would be, if he had been Green with pink polka dots. Lets look at the Liberal reaction and see if we can make sense of it. I know, I know, but lets try.

Some want to now do away with, or modify the "Stand Your Ground" Law. Why? The speed limit here in Sunny South Florida is 70. I speed, I hit someone doing 80 and kill them. Is the Law to blame? No. I AM! I was not following the Law. I was SPEEDING. So modifying the Law will accomplish NOTHING. Change it from 70 to 65 will not matter to me, or someone like me, who will STILL drive 80. The next person who drives 80, hits, and kills someone else, will be no more guilty than before the Law changed. Zimmerman was not following the Law as he and the Police involved claim. Therefore changing or doing away with the Law will accomplish NOTHING.

The Law on Carrying Guns? Did he have a Permit? Does the guy that just robbed Bells Bargo have a Permit? I've talked about this many times. If I'm going to commit and Crime, I am NOT going to go to Wal-Mart, or a Gun Store, get finger printed, go through a Background Check, wait ten days, then go pick it up. No. I'm going to the corner of Hookers Are Us, and Drugs For All Occasions, and buy one from another Criminal. The Gun Laws will not stop this process. We do not need more. I do however think we need more Mandatory Training for those who do go through the Process.

As I've also said many times, I do not like Guns. Truth is, you are more likely to have an Accident with a Gun in your house than you are to EVER need to use it in a Home Invasion type scenario. If you ever pull a gun on me, or someone like me, you BETTER be trained on how to use it. I will take it from you and shoot you with your own gun if I need to. But that's just me. I believe EVERYONE has the right to have one if they chose, as long as they DO follow the Laws on the Books.

Now lets deal with the Race Issue. Is Martin Black? Yup. Is Zimmerman White? Nope. He is Hispanic. But since his last name is not Rodriguez, or Lopez, he's got to be a White guy. Or at lease that is how he will be portrayed. Did he pursue Martin and Shoot Martin because he was a Black guy in a Hoodie? Seems like it to me. But I can not prove that, no. Do we have any evidence to this effect? No. I believe he DID purse Martin SOLEY because he was a young Black Kid. The Hoodie did not help the Situation. But I do truly wonder if he would have been so zealous if the Kid had been White. I have my doubts.

There is so much more I could say about Dress and Appearance of Today's Youth, and the Direct correlation on that, and the reaction they get from others who see them, but I want to stick to this Case.

Truth is, The Revs., even though I AGREE that Race played a part in this, are going to make things FAR worse. Not better. There is a Lynch Type Mentality growing out there that is NOT good for ANYONE. Should Zimmerman be Arrested? Of course. He should have been on the night of the Murder. Should the Police that played a role in NOT doing their Job, and the Chief, if found he did anything improper be fired? Absolutely. Is this a tragic event that caused a young man to die, and a family to morn? Of course it is. But stirring up MORE Racial Violence and possible Riots, is NOT useful and does not help anything.

To take a line from Joyce Kaufman, "Can anyone tell me the names of the Jews that were Killed in France by a Muslim?" Anyone? Can you tell me the name of the little 8 year old girl that was pursued and grabbed by her Pony Tail, right before a Rabid Human shot her to Death? Miriam Monstango is her name. Obama can tell you Martin's name. Can Obama tell you her name? Did Race Play a part in that senseless death? Of course it did. He said he killed her because she was a Jew. No press on that. But this story, the Trayvon Martin Case, will be Headline News for weeks. All because the Victim was Black. All because the Media has it orders to cling onto this. Hey, at lease no one is talking about the Economy. All because the Revs. see this as another one of their Spotlight moments.

Make no mistake about it. I truly believe Race DID play a part in this. George Zimmerman SHOULD be in Jail right now. No question in my mind. God Speed Trayvon Martin, and may his family have the Peace and Comfort they need in this very devastating time.

However, to profit from this? To put this Victim over every other Victim, just because of the color of his Skin, or to create MORE division and strive amongst the Races over this while seeking to get attention for oneself, or use it for a distraction or Political gain, is just plain WRONG. May Justice be served in this Case. May we all move on from it.
Peter

Stores All Over Country Pulling Pink Slime

Pink Slime Update

Hey folks,

Because of YOU. Well, the New Media that first reported this, then the Mainstream Media that came kicking and screaming along, reported that McDonald's was using Pink Slime. Garbage that should be thrown away, that they use for DOG FOOD, McDonald's was putting in their Burgers and even Chicken Nuggets. They say they have stopped because of YOU.

Then we learned that SCHOOLS were using Pink Slime. While deeming a Turkey on Wheat as not healthy enough, replacing it with Pink Slime Nuggets. Serving Pink Slime Burgers. They now have a choice, because of YOU.

Then we learned that the Beef People refuse to label their packages with Pink Slime, because they "Say it's Beef, it's Beef." {Sigh} We learned that the same process used to create Pink Slime is what they use for Dog Food. YOU said enough is enough. YOU started contacting your Local Grocer and YOU started saying "I will not longer buy Beef in your Store."

Now? Chains: Acme, Albertsons, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher's, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw's/Star Market, Shop 'n Save, Kroger Co., Stop & Shop, Giant, Weis, Safeway, The Food Lion, have ALL said no more Pink Slime filler Beef. Public Outrage has changed their minds.

According to USA Today - Kroger, Stop & Shop join 'pink slime' exodus

NEW YORK (AP) — Supermarket chains Kroger Co. and Stop & Shop said Thursday they will join the growing list of store chains that will no longer sell beef that includes an additive with the unappetizing moniker "pink slime."

Federal regulators say the ammonia-treated filler, known in the industry as "lean, finely textured beef," meets food safety standards. But critics say the product could be unsafe and is an unappetizing example of industrialized food production.
Any doubt that it was YOU that, uh, helped their decision making process?

The Kroger Co., the nation's largest traditional grocer with 2,435 supermarkets in 31 states, also said it will stop buying the beef, reversing itself after saying Wednesday that it would sell beef both with and without the additive.
Yup. They changed their mind. Wonder why? {Smile}

Earlier Thursday, Stop & Shop said that while the U.S. Department of Agriculture has said the product is safe for consumption, it will stop selling the beef due to customer concerns. Stop & Shop is a unit of Dutch supermarkets owner Royal Ahold NV and operates 400 stores in the Northeast U.S.

The chains joined Safeway, Supervalu and Food Lion, among others, who have said they won't sell beef with the filler.

"Our customers have expressed their concerns that the use of lean finely textured beef — while fully approved by the USDA for safety and quality — is something they do not want in their ground beef," Kroger said in a statement. "As a result, Kroger will no longer purchase ground beef containing lean finely textured beef."
"Lean finely textured beef?" It's GARBAGE. It's DOG FOOD. It's not even MEAT. All these Stores are making the right decision here. Any doubts it was the New Media?

Though the term "pink slime" has been used pejoratively for at least several years, it wasn't until early March that social media suddenly exploded with worry and an online petition seeking its ouster from schools lit up, quickly garnering hundreds of thousands of supporters.
This is a growing trend, because of you. Oh, Wal-Mart? You are NOT too big to NOT be effected. Do the right thing and stop sell this Garbage to your Customers. But look and this..

Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo, and Giant/Martin's, which operates Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets and in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, all said Thursday they will no longer sell beef with the additive.

BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. also said it will stop selling beef products with the additive, starting April 7 for fresh products and April 20 for frozen.

Whole Foods, A&P and Costco said they have never sold beef products with the additive.

On Wednesday, Supervalu Inc. — which operates stores under the Acme, Albertsons, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher's, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw's/Star Market, Shop 'n Save and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy banners — said that customer concern prompted it to stop carrying products containing the filler.

Delhaize America, the U.S. unit of Belgium's Delhaize Group, also said Wednesday that its Food Lion, Hannaford, Bottom Dollar Food and Sweetbay chains have made similar decisions.

And Safeway Inc., which operates the Genuardi's and Dominicks chains, as well as Safeway stores, also said Wednesday that it has announced it will stop selling fresh or frozen ground beef with the filler.
Do what you want folks, but there is a whole lot of other places out there that you can buy your Beef from. You do not have to buy it from Wal-Mart. They just want the Cheapest Product, hence the most Profit. It truly is a shame what Wal-Mart has become.

So Pink Slime is doing what it should. Going back to being Dog Food. Or sold in other Countries. Or in Wal-Mart. But YOU have made this happen. Keep up the good work.
Peter

Hummus, not Just Middle Eastern Anymore

A healthy Snack. Try it sometime.

Hey folks,

If you have known me longer than the past couple of years, you know that my Wife Laura is a Vegan. One of the things I love is trying new foods. Always have. But then again, if you know me, you know I love Food in general. (Smile) That's why I spend time in the Gym.

One of my favorite Snacks of all time is Chips and Sour Cream and Onion Dip. I remember about 15 years ago, my Mentor in the Hotel Business was talking to me about my Weight. I was about 230 at the time. All Stomach pretty much. You see, I quit Smoking and went from 180 to 230 in about Six Months time. He asked me why I did not drink Diet Soda as apposed to regular. I hate the taste was my answer. He then asked what my favorite Snack was. I told him, Chips and Sour Cream and Onion Dip. I will never forget the way he laughed and said, "Why not just drop a scoop of pure FAT in a bowl and eat that?" He told me I should try Salsa. Maybe Join a Gym while I'm at it.

Over the years, I did. I did switch to Diet Soda. I did stop eating McDonald's for my daily intake. I started to get healthy. I started to feel better. Well, I went through a Divorce, moved to Florida, picked up Smoking again, and pretty much went back to doing whatever I wanted. However, I did not change trying to eat healthier, nor did I stop going to the Gym. Then I met my Wife now.

She told me that she was a Vegan. I had no idea what that means. Then I learned over time, that being a Vegan or Vegetarian is not just eating twigs and berries, that there really are GREAT Dishes that can be made. I'm now 249, but is mostly muscle now. And I will admit, though I still eat meat, mostly Chicken, I look forward to "Meatless Monday."

One of the things she got me to try was Hummus. I LOVE HUMMUS. Roasted Garlic and Basil. Sun Dried Tomato. Straight up Hummus. A healthy Snack. Try it sometime. I even tried, and now can't get enough, Hummus and Avocado Sandwiches. Trust me on this.

So in today's Health and Science Segment, I wanted to check out the Health Benefits of Hummus. Is it healthy for you? According to Eating Healthy Foods .org - Take the Healthy Dip – Benefits of Hummus PLUS Unique Recipes

Thinking of making a healthy dip? Then why not try hummus? This centuries-old recipe come from Midwestern origins and is commonly composed of mashed beans, spices and other common ingredients like lemon, salt, garlic, or olive oil. Although you can buy a ready made hummus from groceries and supermarkets, homemade hummus is healthier and fresher. Besides, hummus will set you back at around 6 USD for as little as 20 grams.
I've had Hummus from every store and Restaurant around. Trust me, make it yourself.

That’s expensive especially when you are planning a party. Doing your own hummus recipes (see below for some unique ideas) will certainly save up on the costs and you’ll never run out of dip to serve. Eating healthy foods such as hummus can be easy if you plan.

Traditionally made of chickpeas (also known as garbanzos), lemon juice, garlic, and tahini, this dish has suddenly become a world-wide delight. When enjoyed with raw veggies, whole wheat pitas, or whole wheat crackers, the benefits of hummus are wonderful enough to justify its consumption on a daily basis.

Homemade hummus benefits differ greatly from their store-bought counterparts. While the store bought varieties are filled with sour cream, an ingredient nearly everyone recognizes as fattening, the homemade versions are full of healthy proteins, healthy fats, and tasty spices. Furthermore, homemade hummus has a low Glycemic index, meaning it breaks down more slowly, and releasing glucose more gradually into the bloodstream. Hummus is also rich in vitamin C due to the lemon juice component. It also provides other benefits like copper, manganese, iron, and molybdenum to strengthen the immune system.

Nearly every ingredient has a benefit worth mentioning:

First, the chickpeas: These little white beans are full of protein and nearly void of saturated fats or cholesterol. They can help stabilize blood sugar and prevent the buildup of plaque on your artery walls. With this many benefits from the staple ingredient in hummus, you can eat the dish without fear. Chick peas are also rich in protein and amino acids.

Tahini: Another ingredient that is good for you is the tahini. Tahini is also known as sesame butter, and while it is known for its high fat and calorie count, the good news is that

1)there is only a little tahini in each serving of hummus (how fortunate for us hummus lovers!)

2)most of the fat is unsaturated fat (the good kind); and

3)tahini is high in both calcium and protein.

Lemons and garlic: more staples found in traditional hummus, are greatly valued for their abilities to fight off invasions of viruses or bacteria, their high anti-oxidant properties, and their cleansing virtues as well.

But before you run to the refrigerator for another bite of healthful hummus, stop–there is one possibility that hummus may not be for you. Be honest about what you are eating with it. Are you using it as a dip for your favorite brand of fried potato chips? Throw out the hummus. It will merely be more calories on top of the chip pile. If, however, you enjoy it in the typical Arab custom, such as in pitas or as a dip for veggies, by all means enjoy the meal without guilt. One of the best and tastiest ways to enjoy hummus is slathered inside a whole wheat pita with tomatoes, green leaf lettuce, sprouts, and cucumbers. This sandwich will not only be tasty–it will be healthy, filling, and energy-boosting at the same time. Or add a bit of red pepper flakes to your hummus, as well as a bit of cumin and chili powder, to make a fiery-tasting dip for crudites.

Hummus is not only easy to make–it is filling, and can be used in a multitude of sandwich combinations. It is healthy, and full of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. it is tasty, with infinite variations on flavoring. And best of all, it lasts for many days in the refrigerator, so it will always be available when you need a bite to eat.

There are several different hummus recipes that you can try, the basic ingredient are mashed chickpeas, Tahiti or olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Doing your own hummus, you can be assured of what ingredients will be going into it, and best of all, no preservatives!

If you are tired of the same old traditional food you should try something different: you can create some unique hummus recipes that will delight your family and friends.
I'll be honest, I WILL be trying all three of these..Can't wait.

Unique Hummus Recipes:

A hummus sandwich is quick and easy to prepare and you do not have to be a master chef to make one. If you love beefsteak tomatoes this dish will become an absolute favorite.

Grilled Beefsteak Tomatoes with Hummus and Arugula

Prep Time 15 Minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients
4 Slices 12 grain wheat bread
4 Tbsp hummus
1 Large ripe Beefsteak tomato
2 Slices Swiss cheese
1 Cup arugula
1 Tbsp olive oil

Directions
Slice the tomato and set aside. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Assemble your sandwiches with cheese, tomatoes and arugula and place in the hot oil. Grill and turn when it starts to brown. Serve with additional hummus for dipping if desired.

If you are looking for a great dip try mixing hummus and artichokes. The flavors work well together and taste delicious on flat bread, crackers or in a sourdough bread bowl.
OK. I'll give you FOUR Recipes..

Delicious Hummus and Artichoke Dip

Prep Time 15 minutes
Serves 10

Ingredients
2 jars of marinated artichoke hearts
2 cans of garbanzo beans (chickpeas) drained
6 Tbsp olive oil
4 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Cloves crushed garlic
3 Tbsp tahini

Directions
Place artichoke hearts, tahani and garbanzo beans in a food processor. Blend and add olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. Continue blending until smooth.

If you are making your own hummus, you do not have to use Tahini paste or sauce. It is delicious, but if you are looking for a hummus recipe without tahini that is lower in fat you might want to try this.

Black Bean Hummus Tacos

Prep Time 35 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients

Taco Recipe
1 Can black beans
1 Can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
2 Tbsp cumin
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp dried parsley
2 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
2 Cups diced cooked chicken
1 Cup shredded red cabbage
4 Corn tortillas
1 Cup sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste

Salsa Recipe
1 Large can diced tomatoes
½ Cup diced fresh cilantro
¼ Cup diced canned jalapeno’s
½ Spanish onion sliced
1 Tbsp chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions For Salsa
Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate before serving with your delicious black bean and hummus tacos.

Directions For Taco’s
Place the black all of the ingredients except for the chicken cilantro and cabbage into a food processor. Blend until creamy. Heat the tortillas in the oven for about 5 minutes. Remove and fill with the chicken, hummus and cabbage. Serve with sour cream and salsa.
And number four? Hummus and Avocado Sandwiches. Hummus, Avocado, Honey Wheat Bread. I like mine with Onions, but if you do not like Onions, leave them off.

The next time you are looking for an unusual hummus recipe use your imagination. This delicious paste will go with almost anything. Try it on toast or use it as a base for your next chicken lasagna. You will be surprised at how versatile garbanzo beans can be.
OK I will admit this too. Never heard of Chicken Lasagna. I think I may pass on that one. But I love Hummus. Trust me folks. If you never had Hummus, you need to try it. At least once. Better for you than all those Fatty Snacks you have been eating. And it TASTES GREAT too.
Peter

DLA For Sunday 032512

This one is too funny for me.

Hey folks,

It also puts to rest I'm wrong. The idea that what I and many others say about why purely STUPID people, not just ignorant, but STUPID people Voted for, and will Vote again for Obama. You remember 08 right? "He will pay my Mortgage. He will buy me a new Car. He will give me free stuff." Remember them? They are still out there. There are even more of them at that. Why? Because that is exactly what Obama wants. He wants STUPID Voters. People that rely on the Government for everything from Cradle to the Grave.

This is why all these Liberal Programs are out there. That is why Obamacare was so important to get passed. That is why Unemployment had to be extended. That's why Obama keep throwing Billions of Dollars away. He WANTS these people to believe he will give them free stuff.

Now this Video that is just out is setting the Liberal on fire. They are going nuts. This is a person they were happy with when she did her first Video showing Racism in the South. But now that she talked to some Welfare Recipients in New York, they can't attack her fast enough. Why? Because the Video tells you the TRUTH. It shows you, in their own words, just who it is that supports Obama. And Why. According to Newsmax - Pelosi's Daughter Enrages Left with Welfare Video Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 02:31 PM By Martin Gould

Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, who courted conservative controversy with a video short showing the sometimes racist views of toothless Mississippi rednecks, has enraged liberals with a second video: New York welfare recipients.

But Alexandra Pelosi admits it wasn’t easy getting the video on television. “All the people I work with at HBO, all the people I grew up with, said, ‘You can’t put that on TV.’

“Somehow [I was] allowed to do it to the toothless rednecks, but when it was our neighbors, it was wait a second, they got defensive,” she told Bill Maher on his HBO show, “Real Time.”

The people Pelosi interviewed at a welfare office on New York City’s 14th Street, admit they don’t want a job, and support President Barack Obama “because he gives me stuff,” and “because he’s black.”
See? I told you that the vast majority of Americans that Voted for Obama, did so, because of the Historic Nature of the Election. The first Black President in History. Others will Vote for him THIS time, for no other reason than he's Black. Then you got these stupid people that are still waiting for theirs. They think if they give Obama another four years, he will finally get all the Rich People's Money and give it to them.

One man smokes and drinks Budweiser through a straw as he stands on line. He laughs as he admits to having five children by four different mothers. He tells Pelosi, “I’m here to get a check … whatever they’ve got to offer, it’s not like they’ve got a checklist … I’m just here to get what I can get.”

Pelosi was attacked by conservatives for being selective in the people she depicted in her video from Mississippi. One man in that video said, “This is America, our president should be American, not Muslim.”
Now in the Spirit of full disclosure, I never even heard of the first Video. But I want to see both. It goes on...

Alexandra Pelosi, the youngest of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s five children, admitted to Maher that she didn’t have to go far to speak to the people she called “freeloading welfare queens,” as the office is “right downstairs from where I live.”

She asks one man, “Why should I help you? Why should my tax dollars be going to you?” He responds, “Only because my ancestors came here to help build this place – my ancestors, the slaves.” He said the last time he worked was “half a decade” ago, and he wasn’t looking for a job – “maybe a career, but not a job.”

Another said he was on welfare “because of my background. Once you go to jail, it’s hard to get a job.” The only white person she interviewed, a young woman, said she was there to get food stamps. “It’s just food,” she said.

Pelosi said the film showed the entitlement culture is causing problems for the party her mother leads in the House. “We have to address the fact that this is why Democrats are losing ground. And this is a problem in America. The entitlement culture has gotten so big that we are losing our own people,” she said.
It's all by design. It's all being done on purpose. This is WHY they do not want the Unemployment numbers to go down too far. That is WHY they want $4.00 plus Gas. That is WHY they want people to feel entitled. They feel that they will not Vote them out if they think the new people will take their free stuff away.

The Emmy-nominated documentary maker also predicted outrage among her fellow liberals, saying she expected “a left-wing feeding frenzy” about her report.

Reaction to the video was swift.

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly said he would find a way to put the father-of-five in jail. He said Pelosi’s film showed “a subculture that says, ‘Look, I’m a victim, you owe me, and I’m going to support this president because he will deliver a bigger gift than the other guys will.’ ”

His guest on “The O’Reilly Factor,” political analyst Juan Williams said, “What we have to do is say, ‘You work in this country, this entitlement thing is a total bunch of baloney and it kills you.’ It hurts families, it hurts children, and children are the ones who really bear the brunt.
Yup. It's a simple concept. But they are MAD as hell folks. She hit a nerve.

Congratulations Ms. Pelosi, you are the Winner of the Display of Logic Award for Today, Sunday March 25th, 2012. For having the courage to produce this Video, knowing your Mom would have serious issues with it, you deserve the Award. For showing a bit of a balance in your reporting is also admirable.

A word of warning to ya MS Pelosi. You have shown the truth about Liberals and their policies. Good luck to ya. You should know by now, if you do things like the first Video, some on the Right will get angry. But if you do the same on the Left, they will attempt to DESTROY you. It matters NOT whom your Mom is. But thank you for your work.
Peter

Sources:
Newsmax - Pelosi's Daughter Enrages Left with Welfare Video Tuesday,