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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