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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

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sacredh
sacredh

OT, and it's hard to imagine anyone else caring, but I just cleaned and put a sealer on the multi-colored slate tiles in my bathroom. It looks wet. It's shiney and dry as a bone.

collioure
collioure

Attn: mantisdragon

One last time, child

A statement wherein Obama states his commitment to energy independence.

(BTW he couldn't tout energy independence because it has not yet been achieved.)

terryclifton1
terryclifton1

@sacredh  

I'm sure it looks great. I watch the DIY Network and marvel at all the projects that I will never be able to do in my lifetime. 

Hollywooddeed
Hollywooddeed

@terryclifton1  

I remember all the cooing and humming approval of the Patriot Act in 2001.  I wonder what's changed.  Let me guess.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@collioure 

Hey bud, using the word 'child' as far as trolling goes makes you look like a blithering idiot. It has absolutely no effect on the person you calling a child. 

And coming off as sloppy thirds after paulejb and handy isn't exactly high praise. That and 'child' pretty much cement you as the ignoramus you throw around.

Just so you know - if you cant explain why something is other then retorting with child and ignoramus and I don't have time to teach you etc and other third rate trolling mechanisms I suggest you turn off your computer and give yourself a breather before you start believing in your own stupid like paulejb does.

It's not healthy, nor a very constructive form of argument. Just sayin'. If you don't have the facts to support your 'mouth' the result is usual inane idiocy.

Stay frosty.

collioure
collioure

@sacredh 

I'm rather liberal on social issues, but this law looks mighty weird to me.

sacredh
sacredh

@terryclifton1, 30 years ago, I thought so too. Once I tackled small projects and saw how easy they were, I started doing bigger ones. I've built an entertainment center, coffee tables, floor to ceiling bookcases for the library and even a couple of walk-in clothes closets for my wife's things. The sealer was as easy as painting. A friend showed me how to do a diamond cut lay-out for the slate tiles and then I took over once I got the hang of it. 

collioure
collioure

@MrObvious @collioure 

This juvenile poster never has any material to back up his silly assertions.  He is a compendium of campaign slogans with zero depth. 

Must have excelled at excuses for forgetting his homework in school.

Run along now, please.

sacredh
sacredh

@PaulDirks, yes. I hear that quite a bit. My wife often nails me with "say you were wrong". So I say "You were wrong".

MrObvious
MrObvious

@ahandout @fitty_three 

Good - why should for profit companies be able to extract their resources from the commons? They can do it from their own land.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@ahandout 

Using FOX to discredit your tenacious hatred of Obama was too good to pass up.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout @fitty_three Which is where it should be happening. Remind us again why we should allow Oil Companies to plunder Federal lands? Its bad enough when the Koch Brothers were stealing oil from Indian reservations to avoid paying royalty fees.

terryclifton1
terryclifton1

@PaulDirks @terryclifton1 @Hollywooddeed  

I know right, but a lot of people would jump on the bandwagon. Partisans are great for that..I had a few of my friends question my "patriotism", but I stood tall. Now they are attacking the NSA, FBI, CIA, and others..lol..

collioure
collioure

@ahandout @TyPollard @ARTRaveler

I'm sorry, but that's just too realistic for the liberal low information voters who post here

They're used to dreaming about renewables without any recognition whatsoever of how small a part of the picture they really are.

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

colliouri, you so smart so look it up yoursxelf.  Start with the state of the union for the past 5 years.  That should answer your questions.  BTW, actions still speak louder than all the Bush2 speeches. 

And I am waiting for Interior to change the rules for off-shore leasing to say that they have 5 years from the date awarded to actually do something on the leased area or they lose their money and the section is put up for auction again.  The oil companies have stockpiled leases to run up their "reserve"numbers with no intention of drilling.  I think the next ones should be off Jacksonville FL, Miami Beach, Charleston SC, and Orange Beach AL.  Those seem to have the loudest mouith U S Representatives who want leases but not in their back yard (or in this case, their front yard).

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

So we get a new poster who starts calling the established group names because they are so smart!  collioure, maybe you need to go back to teh archivers before yopu start calling names.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@collioure@mantisdragon91@fitty_three@ahandoutSpeeches don't get thing done actions do. And here is an action that speaks volumes.

"The reality is that acres of land that have been leased for energy production far outstrip land that has been preserved or conserved during the Obama administration," said Pete Maysmith, Director of Conservation Colorado. 



mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout@fitty_threeAlso from his article

In a statement to Fox News, the Bureau of Land Management pointed out that, "Domestic production from over 99,000 federal onshore oil and gas wells accounts for almost 13 percent of the nation's natural gas production and 5 percent of its oil. In FY 2012, this amounted to about $2.5 billion in royalties from onshore federal oil and gas production."

While industry critics say those figures are insignificant compared to what they could be, some conservationists believe the administration has gone too far in opening up federal lands in the West to oil and gas production.

"The reality is that acres of land that have been leased for energy production far outstrip land that has been preserved or conserved during the Obama administration," said Pete Maysmith, Director of Conservation Colorado. 

The administration has worked to shorten the time it takes to obtain oil and gas leasing permits on federal lands, a process that used to take an average of 300 days. But critics like Wigley say it's still not enough when compared to state and private lands. "For instance a permit in Texas or Oklahoma or North Dakota, you can get in 15 or 45 days. A permit on federal lands is about 230 days."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/23/domestic-oil-production-on-rise-in-western-states-due-to-technology-private/#ixzz2cSCAh8DE

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/23/domestic-oil-production-on-rise-in-western-states-due-to-technology-private/#ixzz2cSBz9zBp

fitty_three
fitty_three

@ahandout  

That's opinion.  Look upthread.

I already anticipated you.  You have nothing but your hatred.