House Panel Rips Obama Over Drilling Permits

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 House Panel Rips Obama Over Drilling Permits

The House Natural Resources Committee has issued a statement lambasting the Obama administration for dragging its feet in issuing permits for oil and gas drilling on federal lands.

According to the committee’s statement, it takes the Bureau of Land Management an average of 307 days to process a permit to drill, nearly twice as long as the 154 days it took in 2005.

In Colorado, it takes just 27 days to approve a permit on state and private lands, and in North Dakota, just 10 days.

To put the federal delay into perspective, the committee claimed that in 307 days, a person can drive from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles 154 times, watch the movie “Die Hard” 3,349 times, or hike the entire Appalachian Trail — twice.

“President Obama has touted that U.S. oil and natural gas production is at its highest levels in years, but he’s only telling half the story,” according to the committee’s statement.

“The recent increase in U.S. oil and gas production can all be attributed to state and private lands — not federal.”

Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash., said: “The Obama administration’s federal energy policies are costing American jobs, impeding economic growth and recovery, and robbing the U.S. Treasury of much needed revenue to help us balance our budget.

“We’ve seen how energy production on state lands can create new jobs … [and] ease the pain of high gasoline prices. So why is the Obama administration refusing to take the same steps as the states to develop these resources?”

The statement was issued following an April 17 oversight hearing. One witness at the hearing, Utah Lt. Gov. Gregory S. Bell, noted that “state and federal permits require similar regulatory and engineering reviews, so it is hard to understand why a federal permit should take four times as long to be issued.”

Bell concluded: “The status quo of federal overreach is simply unacceptable.”

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry E. Patterson also appeared as a witness and said: “The states lead the way in leasing, permitting, drilling and most important, the production of oil and gas. This administration should look to the states and follow their lead if we are to become energy independent. Sadly, federal policies hamper the development of vitally needed energy.”

Back in February, President Obama said in his State of the Union address that his administration has been actively working to speed up the permitting process: “That’s why my administration will keep cutting red tape and speeding up new oil and gas permits.”

The committee responded at the time: “Facts are stubborn things, and that statement simply is not true.”

Is Google now an Obama propaganda machine?

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On Thursday, February 14th, President Obama will join the latest in a series of “Fireside Hangouts” – a 21st century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about his State of the Union Address.During the +Google+ hangout, the President will answer questions from Americans across the country about the issues and policies laid out in the speech.How you can join:
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Is Google now an Obama propaganda machine?  By Mario Murillo

I opened Google today and here is what I saw.  It was what everyone saw: an invitation to chat with Obama.  More accurately it is a chance to hear him explain what he meant by his State of the Union Address.

It is disturbing to see Google as a propaganda tool for Obama.  Because it is GOOGLE the young will believe Obama even when what he says makes zero sense.

If you think you will be able to ask Obama anything meaningful think again.  The questions have already been chosen and if you are lucky enough to ask one of the prechosen questions, it will look like you actually asked it.

You will not be allowed to ask how he expects to pay for his program (he can’t) or to explain what he was doing while Americans were dying in Benghazi (he won’t), or if he believes he has the right to use drones to kill Americans on American soil (crickets).

Though he steals the name fireside, the entire staged event bears no resemblance to Franklin D. Roosevelt fireside chats.    Roosevelt used his speeches to comfort and encourage a hurting nation.  He restored a nation with self-effacing compassion building coalitions that repaired us physically and spiritually.

Obama, on the other hand cannot find sincerity.  He is the essence of detached professorial dystopia. He has taken 57 vacation days since he said, “I will not rest until Businesses are hiring.” He poisons everything he touches with division and arrogance.  His single objective is to expand his control.

The reason that he summoned GOOGLE and commandeered this “chat” is because of the backlash against his PIGS CAN FLY logic for the economy the State of the Union Speech.  The GOOGLE chats will be the means of using social networking to hand out more Kool-Aid.

There will be no gesture of reconciliation or good will.  He will pontificate until we suffocate.  The GOOGLE effect wants to popularize the president beyond any accountability to reason, righteousness or anything other standard.  He will ask for the blind allegiance necessary to carry out the progressive suicide of his policies.

Future generations may refer to the means by which we were distracted from rational thinking, presented one side without no opposing view permitted as being GOOGLIZED.

We live in a time that Psalm 12 calls “exalted vileness.” But Psalm 12 is also the cure for the child of God reeling in these times of manipulation and control.

Psalm 12

1 Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.2 They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; With flattering lips and a double heart they speak. 3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, And the tongue that speaks proud things, 4 Who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; Who is lord over us?” 5 “For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, Now I will arise,” says the Lord; “I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.” 6 The words of the Lord are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times.  7 You shall keep them, O Lord; You shall preserve them from this generation forever. 8 The wicked prowl on every side, When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

Today you need not fear the gathering storm of government control.  God has promised ““I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.” Obama is in for some surprises as he inadvertently awakens the sleeping giant called the Body of Christ.

 

EVERY time you purchase an app on Google Play, your name, address and email is passed on to the developer, it has been revealed today.

The “flaw” – which appears to be by design – was discovered this morning by Sydney app developer, Dan Nolan who told news.com.au that he was uncomfortable being the custodian of this information and that there was no reason for any developer to have this information at their finger tips.

You may remember Mr Nolan as the creator of the Paul Keating insult generator all that hit number one in the Aussie App Store last month.”

“Let me make this crystal clear, every App purchase you make on Google Play gives the developer your name, suburb and email address with no indication that this information is actually being transferred,” Nolan wrote on his blog.

“With the information I have available to me through the checkout portal I could track down and harass users who left negative reviews or refunded the app purchase.”

Harrassment aside, the problems posed by malware – “virus” programs that infect your phone, or computer and steal your personal details – are far more serious.

With Google customers’ details just sitting in developers accounts, all it would take is a half decent piece of malware software for that information to be accessed. These personal details could then be used to access the users’ bank details. That’s also more than enough information to be able to access your other devices which could also be mined for more data – insurance information, other credit cards –  which could then be used to access your banking credentials.

Mr Nolan told News.com.au that tens of millions of Google customers could be affected.

“As far as I can tell this impacts every person who purchased an App on the Play Store,” he said.

“I can’t see any way to opt out of providing that information and it seems to be a feature of the Google checkout process. I don’t know whether it applies to free apps, but there are hundreds of thousands of apps that are available for pay on the play store and there are millions of people who buy Android apps out there, I’d say easily millions or tens of millions of people.

“It’s active in every market that Google accepts payment for apps. That’s a lot of people having their personal information handed over without them knowing.”

Mr Nolan told News.com.au that user information has always been provided to developers, “as far as he could tell and that the reason it hadn’t been discovered until now was because the people who would have paid attention to it were likely exploiting it and selling users’ personal information, it using it as an extra source of revenue on top of what they were making off their Google Play / Android app.

“In comparison to the information you get from Apple which is just a quantity of sales in a Country and then a cheque three months later, this is absolutely absurd,” he said.

“I doubt anyone expects to have their contact information, name and suburb sent to a developer purely because they decide to buy an app off the Play Store. ”

Google’s terms of service state that it may store your personal information including your name, address and billing details, but nowhere in its privacy statement does the company explicitly state that it passes on your personal information to developers, every time you purchase their app.

The terms of service state that Google will share your address and personal information if you purchase a magazine subscription through Google Play, but it makes no mention of other apps.

“This is a massive oversight by Google,” Nolan wrote on his blog.

“Under no circumstances should I be able to get the information of the people who are buying my apps unless they opt into it and it’s made crystal clear to them that I’m getting this information. This is a massive, massive privacy issue Google. Fix it. Immediately.”

Have you heard the news? By Mario Murillo

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Have you heard the news?  You should be boiling, raging mad at all your leaders today.

Anger is almost never good.  It is a destructive trait that is roundly condemned by the Bible except for one single form of anger.  Anger can destroy relationships, opportunities, and blessings as fast as a raging fire.  While this is true about anger, there is a place for divine anger, in the heart of God’s vessels.

1 Samuel 11: 6 “Then the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard this news, and his anger was greatly aroused.”   We need the Spirit of God to come on Pastors, Prophets, Apostles, Teachers, Evangelists and every American who names the name of Jesus to rage against the certain disaster of Obama’s lies.   The recovery will not come under debt.  Jobs are not coming with his policies!  Wake up!

Here is the news that the Holy Spirit needs to use on everyone child of God who reads this.  Our leaders, both Democrat and Republican are guilty of crimes against our children.  Obama, the Democrats and the Republicans have the blood of all future Americans (if there are any) on their hands.

Last night we heard a speech that was the biggest bag of lies and misstatements since the 1920’s.  Nancy Pelosi who does not know how to parse words as well as Obama said it best, “we do not have a spending problem.”  Obama danced around the issues last night like Lady GaGa.  He used smoke mirrors, hipness and mindless emotion to tell us that we will get out of debt by spending more, spending wildly, and spending all we can.  Under the banner of equality he is leading us into slavery.

You should be furious over the destruction of this country by Democrats like Obama, Pelosi, and Reid and gutless Republicans who are not only complicit, but even now are still afraid to speak out about it!

Is there a solution to the cancer of debt that Washington has heaped on America?  Is there a solution to the lap dog complicity of the Republican Party?  Yes there is but it will take your soul getting the news that this is a time for collective outrage against what I know is a demonic destruction of the nation.

Your individual voice is greater than you know.  Today we must scream out for justice and truth in this nation.   Today, while we still can we must rebuke this madness!  At the very least, you will sleep at night knowing you were not silent during these atrocities, and that when this is all over, you were innocent of going along with the great lie.

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Mark Levin BLASTS both Democrats and gutless Republicans for the destruction of this country

“You should view these politicians with the deepest contempt you can possibly imagine. What they are doing to this country, what they are doing to our finances – there is not a criminal in any federal prison, state prison, city or county jail, with respect to financial crimes of any sort who collectively could have done the kind of damage that Barack Obama and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and YES, willing, timid, gutless Republicans have done to this country! To your future, to your children and your grandchildren! What they are doing is with malice and with forethought….

What the h— does the Democrat party stand for today? The destruction of America? And what the h— does the Republican party stand for today? To sit there with their thumbs in their mouths while it’s going on?

Any politician with an ounce of common sense should be getting on any soap box imaginable and screaming from the top of their lungs that these policies are destroying America!”

 

Final note from Mario:  IF YOU KEEP SILENT  Esther 4:14 says: “For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

I cannot make it any clearer.  Obama has singled out the church for her undoing.  He will fail.  Right now there are those that have the clear call of God on their life for this exact time and this exact crisis.  Mordecai is speaking to many who are reading this blog right now just as truly as he did to Esther.

Pastor, do you really believe you are to remain silent still?  What did Esther do when she got the news?  Leaders of Christ, do you actually believe you should be talking about everything else except what needs to be said right now?

God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called.  No one need fear this time.  No vessel of the Most High should tremble.   Get the news about our nation’s destruction and then get the might, wisdom and power to do something while there is still time!

RUBIO’S STATE OF THE UNION RESPONSE!


RUBIO'S STATE OF THE UNION


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Tue Feb 12 2013 18:01:18 ET

“This opportunity – to make it to the middle class or beyond no matter where you start out in life – it isn’t bestowed on us from Washington. It comes from a vibrant free economy where people can risk their own money to open a business. And when they succeed, they hire more people, who in turn invest or spend the money they make, helping others start a business and create jobs. Presidents in both parties – from John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan – have known that our free enterprise economy is the source of our middle class prosperity. But President Obama? He believes it’s the cause of our problems.”

“Mr. President, I still live in the same working class neighborhood I grew up in. My neighbors aren’t millionaires. They’re retirees who depend on Social Security and Medicare. They’re workers who have to get up early tomorrow morning and go to work to pay the bills. They’re immigrants, who came here because they were stuck in poverty in countries where the government dominated the economy. The tax increases and the deficit spending you propose will hurt middle class families. It will cost them their raises. It will cost them their benefits. It may even cost some of them their jobs. And it will hurt seniors because it does nothing to save Medicare and Social Security. So Mr. President, I don’t oppose your plans because I want to protect the rich. I oppose your plans because I want to protect my neighbors.” 

“Economic growth is the best way to help the middle class. Unfortunately, our economy actually shrank during the last three months of 2012. But if we can get the economy to grow at just 4 percent a year, it would create millions of middle class jobs. And it could reduce our deficits by almost $4 trillion dollars over the next decade. Tax increases can’t do this. Raising taxes won’t create private sector jobs. And there’s no realistic tax increase that could lower our deficits by almost $4 trillion. That’s why I hope the President will abandon his obsession with raising taxes and instead work with us to achieve real growth in our economy.”

“The real cause of our debt is that our government has been spending 1 trillion dollars more than it takes in every year. That’s why we need a balanced budget amendment. The biggest obstacles to balancing the budget are programs where spending is already locked in. One of these programs, Medicare, is especially important to me. It provided my father the care he needed to battle cancer and ultimately die with dignity. And it pays for the care my mother receives now. I would never support any changes to Medicare that would hurt seniors like my mother. But anyone who is in favor of leaving Medicare exactly the way it is right now, is in favor of bankrupting it.”

“Despite our differences, I know that both Republicans and Democrats love America. I pray we can come together to solve our problems, because the choices before us could not be more important. If we can get our economy healthy again, our children will be the most prosperous Americans ever. And if we do not, we will forever be known as the generation responsible for America’s decline.”

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