Category Archives: oil

Watching the Skys, Nets

Let’s not add to the rolling snowball of self-perpetuated insanity that has most recently gathered a hefty layer from The Decider’s proclaimations of sanction ag’in Shi’ite Persia.

Let’s instead look at what, perhaps, They™ would use such sabre-rattling clamor to obfuscate. Reports of true Kafkaesquisity in the ever-growing beurokrautik
double-blind farce of the WatchList, which a SlashDot post posits is most probably fueled by datamining. With recent NSA and telecom collusion coming into fine focus, one might argue that this is not so much a lame-duck Presidency as an infant totalitarian dictatorship we here in the US of A have allowed to bloom.

Not this Candidate.

Personally, i’ve always thought that the NSA had best be wiretapping and the FBI watchlisting and the CIA renditioning and such. I just would have thought these agencies more targetted and adroit at thier game, like they were during the CoIntelPro days. These days their nets are too big, too broad and ill-suited to the tasks. They aren’t going to catch any fishies like this, all they’re going to do is piss good people off. Or scare them.

This doesn’t make it any more palattable. It just makes us a bigger target, which we didn’t need help with. We’ve been, as the Latin Americans who survived our decades of death squads and dictators say, “pinche hue Gringos.” What’s the gain in this game Cheney and Company are running?

Follow the money. The “left” press is almost there; watch them pull back from it like a slug from salt. It’s right under your noses when you sniff at Fox news. It’s why we fight in Afganistan, Iraq, and every other Eastern Hemisphere theatre, it’s why you were so confused about the voracity with which the shut-down of Lyndon LaRouche was effected.

If you say “oil” i swear to Maa i’ll fucking reach through the tubes and smack your dumb asses. I done tol’ allz’y’all prior that the USA is not going to get oil from Iraq. That much is obvious, or should be, to anyone with access to the internet who cares enough to look into who owns the damn pipelines. However, follow those pipelines and they’ll lead you home.

If you care.

If not, look up. There’s a new star in the North Eastern skies.

Confessors of The City

An Inspiror
The Adventures of Confessions of Saint Augustine Bear

Get Your War On
Get All Your War On

Since i know some people in New York read this, i thought i’d give a Destination Event Suggestion ~ Form Of: David Rees in Greenpoint for a free engagement at Word Books. Buy a copy of both books, whose royalties go towards landmine removal.
MDC 5
“We can’t walk over there.”

I note that the US is having an unrequited honeymoon with our new nuclear bedfellows in the World’s Largest Democacy™, India. Thanks for blue-balling America back to dealing with that clusterbombing hooker in Tel Aviv, Singh.

W/e. Here’s 78 vids of Sri Carlin.

The Confessions Of Saint George

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…And Now, The Other News.

This is the B-Side to the previous nicey-nice post of food and chuckles.

Aljazeera English Special Reports


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Iraq: The hidden facts


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OK, shake it off with Louis CK.

Lucky LouisVille

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Oil, Anbar, & US

Iraq: Mixing Blood & Oil

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Ghosts of Anbar


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Meme Vectoring and Office Supply Shrinkage

Hey, wanna take it to the man?
Load up a few sheets of your company’s Avery 5160 address label stock &

D/l a PDF to prink from work.

Two-Handed Tales

Let none say that Citizen j doesn’t provide the goods, being as “goods” are defined as “cartoons featuring well-endowed ladies killing Nazis/vampires”.

Black Lagoon has the usual suspects, with a healthy action-to-filler ratio. Quite unlike certain kiddie Anime that’s really pissing me off right now.

I’m not saying there’s any parallels to electoral tyranny here. There probably isn’t, other than a broad theme of personal power against legacy institutional power. One must shoot from both hips with accuracy and choose one’s battles well. Even so, don’t expect more than to be crushed with intact principles. A hero is just a troubled loner until they succeed, and they usually fail.

Now here’s some beatz straight outta Beruit.

Some of my favorite heroes are just musicians, or in the case of HipHop/Beatmixing, just people with music. Pretty lame for a hero. Not really very heroic. I could say, “well, music, you know, it affects the vibe, it, you know, like, informs and such” but we both know that’s shit. Music is less an agent of change than that spunky new haircut of yours. Music may be a measure of a civilization’s spark, but it’s more likely a reflection of human iconoclastic narcissism and a testament to our inability to understand harmony while mistaking uneccessary complication in artiface for beauty and ingenuity.

Here’s more summerfun from the Lands of Sands.


From the good folks at http://www.linktv.org/. Question: if the USA is in the Western Hemisphere, why do we spend so much time and money and blood in the Eastern Hemisphere?

Remember, the answer is not “oil”. We already covered the Myth of Arab Oil.

Bonus Question: Why don’t you want a direct vote for Chief Executive?

The Myth of Arab Oil

From the good ol’ USDOE:

Crude Oil Imports (Top 15 Countries)
(Thousand Barrels per Day)
Country Apr-07 Mar-07 YTD 2007 Apr-06 Jan – Apr 2006
CANADA 1,909 1,780 1,846 1,710 1,726
MEXICO 1,460 1,621 1,471 1,601 1,692
SAUDI ARABIA 1,458 1,216 1,358 1,582 1,413
VENEZUELA 1,182 1,036 1,070 1,171 1,190
NIGERIA 891 1,290 1,089 1,022 1,149
IRAQ 562 523 488 531 498
ALGERIA 530 501 495 256 235
ANGOLA 514 696 556 389 446
RUSSIA 269 193 137 0 19
BRAZIL 175 209 174 111 114
ECUADOR 159 191 200 312 289
CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) 138 79 78 33 16
KUWAIT 126 288 187 225 139
UNITED KINGDOM 119 77 97 169 108
GABON 92 48 60 33 53

Total Imports of Petroleum (Top 15 Countries)
(Thousand Barrels per Day)
Country Apr-07 Mar-07 YTD 2007 Apr-06 Jan – Apr 2006
CANADA 2,475 2,305 2,424 2,238 2,266
MEXICO 1,572 1,749 1,601 1,750 1,805
SAUDI ARABIA 1,485 1,244 1,378 1,595 1,443
VENEZUELA 1,412 1,285 1,311 1,393 1,485
NIGERIA 948 1,346 1,135 1,098 1,211
ALGERIA 798 727 718 543 528
IRAQ 562 523 488 531 498
RUSSIA 547 455 400 218 239
ANGOLA 526 708 571 419 463
UNITED KINGDOM 386 292 285 315 252
VIRGIN ISLANDS 322 349 353 239 283
BRAZIL 246 234 222 169 167
NORWAY 198 164 150 206 205
KOREA, SOUTH 184 164 136 106 65
ECUADOR 159 191 202 319 295
Note: The data in the tables above exclude oil imports into the U.S. territories.

As one can clearly see, the bulk of our oil is imported from our neighbors in the Americas. So let’s all STFU about Arab oil cartels, or the reliance we have on Mid Eastern oil, or WTFE idiots believe about oil imports and wars.