We here in America have a problem. It is a major problem. There are large number of people in this country, indeed I begin to suspect majority, who are sensing danger and destruction in our near future if this problem isn’t solved. Certainly it can be considered an economic problem, but I suspect that most […]

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Eric Florack on December 16th, 2008

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read in the ‘sphere; Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble… read and recommended by smart people, everywhere.  There’s lots to cover. Let’s get it. (Shake of the head) What you need to understand, Billy, is the mindset of the kind of people Paul’s talking about, here. Consider that these […]

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Welcome dear reader, to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere… BitsBlog’s Nightly Ramble. Over at Q&O, Lance points out that our tastes in women tend to change with the economic conditions. It’s called the ‘ Environmental Security Hypothesis ‘? Consistent with Environmental Security Hypothesis predictions, when social and economic conditions were difficult, older, […]

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Eric Florack on August 8th, 2008

08-08-08. Not sure it means anything, but it’s interesting. Just about mid-summer. The Telegraph reports what I told you about at about mid-spring would happen at Mid-summer: The great oil Bubble has burst. The market’s conviction that oil prices were set on an unstoppable upswing was underpinned by a set of mantras to be chanted […]

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Eric Florack on August 4th, 2008

These Nightly Rambles are all things I’ve found during the day. I input them all day long and auto-post whatever I’ve collected at around 4 to 430 eastern. I put things in here that catch my eye but that perhaps do not rate a full post on their own. Interesting…. and forgive me for a […]

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I have to wonder if the mostly manufactured response over Gramm’s comments as I mentioned this morning, isn’t an effort to squelch the noise over Jessie Jackson’s call to castrate Obama. Ya know, speaking of Jackson… I had a passing thought last night about him, while reading this. No, really. And the line of thought […]

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Bruce explains the reaction of Congress to our gas prices very well, indeedL Why do you suppose Congressional leaders are spending all their time blaming current oil prices on speculators, price gougers and OPEC? Because if they addressed the real problem – supply and demand – it is they who are at fault for not […]

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Eric Florack on June 23rd, 2008

(RTTNews) – Oil production in Saudi Arabia will be raised, although officials in the oil-rich nation are expressing doubts as to its affects on the rising price of crude in the global market. After an oil “summit” Sunday in Jeddah, Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said the nation would begin pumping more crude, starting next […]

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Eric Florack on June 20th, 2008

Ben Castlemen at the WSJ this morning points out that lifting the drilling ban would not be an immididate fix for our situation. If the bans were lifted tomorrow, it would be at least seven years — and likely as long as a decade — before the first oil began to flow off the coasts […]

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I’m to the point where I can draw no other conclusion than our government isn’t interested in solving the problem of high gasoline prices. The evidence for this goes back well prior to the current wave of price hikes, and we’ve written about these factors here several times. More recent examples of the anti-energy attitude […]

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Eric Florack on June 9th, 2008

Tiger Hawk answers a question I quoted VDH as asking earlier today, when he said: And why are Republicans, who voted in overwhelming numbers for off-shore drilling, ANWR, nuclear, shale, tar sands, liquid coal, etc—and were opposed by Democrats on grounds of wanting to enrich energy companies—not appealing to the country to develop domestic supplies […]

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Eric Florack on May 22nd, 2008

Got lots of mail last night on my “How to raise fuel prices” post of yesterday. Actually, that’s why my posting was a little lighter than usual, this morning… I was pouring over the mail. Some of it was pointing me to Bruce’s post of yesterday, about that congressional show hearing… particularly this part, which […]

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Judith Klinghoffer over at The American Thinker, asks a timely question: What do the Saudis want? Slowly but surely it is beginning to dawn on a world mesmerized by the Democratic primary contest that an oil cartel has been picking our pocket with impunity by willfully failing to adjust its output to the additional needs […]

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davidl on May 6th, 2008

“We’re going to go right at OPEC,” she said. “They can no longer be a cartel Ben Smith. Sure Mre. Clinton.   While you are at, why don’t you repeal that pesty law of gravity.   Serious times, require serious presidents.   The Clintons are not serious. ?

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davidl on May 3rd, 2008

The audacity of stupidity and being too young to remember the Carter Administration. May 1 (Bloomberg) — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama‘s proposal for a windfall profits tax on oil companies could cost $15 billion a year at last year’s profit levels, a campaign adviser said. The plan would target profit from the biggest oil […]

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