Thursday, October 25, 2012

United Nation Monitors not Welcome in Texas

The United States has a Republican form of Government. We vote for our Representatives. We been doing that for a long time.

UN Affiliate Will Monitor U.S. Elections

The upcoming presidential elections will be observed by election monitors from countries that have their own issues with democracy.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a group that has observed U.S. elections since 2002, is sending dozens of monitors from around the world to monitor the presidential and congressional elections in the United States this November.

As CNS News reports, 12 of those monitors come from countries that Freedom House ranks "not free," specifically Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, and six come from countries ranked "partly free."


Can't say our electoral history has been all pure and simple. That is a fact. But then I am talking history, something we learned here as we strive  to fulfill the preamble to our Constitution,

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union

Well, some of us just don't like foreigners poking their noses in our business.  A great thing here is we have Texas.

Texas sparks international row with election observers

Texas authorities have threatened to arrest international election observers, prompting a furious response from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

“The threat of criminal sanctions against [international] observers is unacceptable,” Janez Lenarčič, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), said in a statement. “The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

U.S. World’s Top Oil Producer ! ?

How in the heck did my country come to this?

I mean really.

Our government mandates we put corn ethanol into our gas tanks, even though it is more expensive than gasoline. Meanwhile domestically producing record amounts of  gasoline.

All along gas prices at the pump climbed to, and remain unquestionably expensive.

Then to read an article which touch on a fact which we all should be cognizant of.

U.S. May Overtake Saudi Arabia As World’s Top Oil Producer

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer.

Driven by high prices and new drilling methods, U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons is on track to rise 7 percent this year to an average of 10.9 million barrels per day. This will be the fourth straight year of crude increases and the biggest single-year gain since 1951

The Energy Department forecasts that U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons, which includes biofuels, will average 11.4 million barrels per day next year. That would be a record for the U.S. and just below Saudi Arabia's output of 11.6 million barrels. Citibank forecasts U.S. production could reach 13 million to 15 million barrels per day by 2020, helping to make North America "the new Middle East."