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Friday, August 1, 2008

Was it all made up?

This is strange because it took the government so long to find this guy right under the nose of the government. This story smells. If it was this guy where is the evidence? Will it die with him or will the government publish it and explain what he did knowing there is now no defense because he is dead. This is to convenient. All of a sudden this was published and he is accused. Accused is the word not convicted as this news report would have us believe. This it seems to me could have been applied to anyone connected with making government anthrax. I think this is just a coverup, don't you?
Though friends and family claim that Bruce E. Ivins was innocent and the victim of FBI harassment, he also had been accused recently of having “a history dating to his graduate days of homicidal threats, actions, plans, threats & actions towards therapist.”

Perhaps I’ve just watched too many episodes of “The X-Files,” “Prison Break” and similar programs, but If the accusation about long-time violent tendencies is true, one might wonder why Ivins was allowed to work in Army biodefense labs–WITH ANTHRAX, for EIGHTEEN FREAKING YEARS! One would hope it was merely oversight or stupidity and not related in any way to all the help Ivins allegedly gave the Bush administration in its efforts to curb civil liberties in America and start a war in Iraq.
It is strange no weapons of mass destruction and now no anthrax as caused by iraq.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Open letter sent by fax to my SC senators about senate bill s3093.

Open letter sent by fax to my SC senators about senate bill s3093.

Send faxes to Congress on important bills at this web site for free.
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I have faxed all of my faxes and called my congressmen.
Please call and take this time to let congress hear your voice!
Remember Capitol Switch board is 202-224-3121!

E-Verify is working. Don't let open border lobbyist put a nuzzle on your mouth.

Let congress know you mean business.

ACTION ALERT! Senate legislation would expand and improve E-Verify program!

S 3093, by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), would reauthorize, enlarge, and improve the E-Verify program that allows employers to ascertain the work eligibility of new employees.

The verification system, formerly the Basic Pilot program, was first authorized in 1996 and allowed only five states to participate. The program was reauthorized in 2001 and then expanded in 2003. The last expansion allowed employers in all 50 states the opportunity to use the program voluntarily.

The new legislation would:

* Make the E-Verify program permanent.
* Require all contractors of the federal government to use the verification program.
* Allow DHS to require companies to use the E-verify program if a pattern of illegal hiring is found.
* Give businesses the option to verify the status of all employees, not just new hires.
* Require employers to re-verify employees who are in the United States on temporary status.

My Fax:
Do not let the e verify program expire in nov 08. Vote yes on s3093, by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), to reauthorize, enlarge, and improve the E-Verify program that allows employers to ascertain the work eligibility of new employees.

Do not gut the bill so it is not effective. I live Easley SC and
work in Greenville SC. We seem to be coverup with mexicans
who don't speak english. I suspect most are illegals. I expect you to vote for this bill. This bill would help protect my ss number also from being hijacked by an illegal alien. I am
mad as hell at congress for not protecting me and other US citicizens from this threat!

There are a number of steps that we can take to stop the illegal employment that is causing so much harm to our country. The primary one is to remove the jobs that continue to draw new illegal aliens.

Illegal aliens are using increasingly sophisticated documents to work in the United States. This has made the electronic verification of the Basic Pilot program an important and useful tool for employers who seek to comply with the law.

s3093 would make the E-Verify program permanent and require all contractors with the federal government to use it. It would also allow the DHS to require companies to use the program if they have a history of illegal hiring.

Listen to the people in SC, we want e verify to continue, its the least congress can do before they go on vacation!

Gas could fall to $2 if Congress acts, analysts say

Here is the reason for the price increase and the answer to a price decrease.

The news media is not reporting this as they should.

Gas could fall to $2 if Congress acts, analysts say
Limiting speculation would push prices to fundamental level, lawmakers told
By Rex Nutting & Michael Kitchen, MarketWatch
Last update: 4:24 p.m. EDT June 23, 2008

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The price of retail gasoline could fall by half, to around $2 a gallon, within 30 days of passage of a law to limit speculation in energy-futures markets, four energy analysts told Congress on Monday.
Testifying to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Michael Masters of Masters Capital Management said that the price of oil would quickly drop closer to its marginal cost of around $65 to $75 a barrel, about half the current $135.
Fadel Gheit of Oppenheimer & Co., Edward Krapels of Energy Security Analysis and Roger Diwan of PFC Energy Consultants agreed with Masters' assessment at a hearing on proposed legislation to limit speculation in futures markets.
Krapels said that it wouldn't even take 30 days to drive prices lower, as fund managers quickly liquidated their positions in futures markets.
"Record oil prices are inflated by speculation and not justified by market fundamentals," according to Gheit. "Based on supply and demand fundamentals, crude-oil prices should not be above $60 per barrel."

Futures trading in London has not been a major factor in rising oil prices, testified Sir Bob Reid, chairman of the Chairman of London-based ICE Futures Europe. Rising prices are largely a function of fundamental supply and demand, not manipulation or speculation, he said.

"Energy speculation has become a growth industry and it is time for the government to intervene," said Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., chairman of the full committee. "We need to consider a full range of options to counter this rapacious speculation." It was Dingell's strongest statement yet on the role of speculators.
There has been much discussion recently about how big a role speculators have been playing in the sharp rise in energy prices, though no consensus has emerged on this point.
Dingell introduced a bill on June 11 that would ask the Energy Department to gather the facts on energy prices, including the role played by speculators. See full story.
There are two kinds of speculators in the futures markets, Masters said. Traditional speculators are those who need to hedge because they actually take physical possession of the commodities. Index speculators, on the other hand, are merely allocating a portion of their portfolio to commodity futures.
Index speculation damages price-discovery mechanisms provided by futures markets, Masters added
The committee will likely consider legislation that would rein in index speculation by imposing higher-margin requirements; setting position limits for speculators; requiring more disclosure of positions; and preventing pension funds and investment banks from owning commodities.
Both major presidential candidates have supported closing loopholes that encourage speculation in the energy markets.
However, other witnesses said that pure speculators have had little impact on energy prices, which have doubled in the past year to about $135 per barrel. Both Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman have dismissed the impact of speculators on prices paid by consumers.

Speculators now account for about 70% of all benchmark crude trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, up from 37% in 2000, said Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., chairman of the investigations subcommittee. Stupak introduced a bill on Friday that would limit index speculation.
There has been much discussion recently about how big a role speculators have been playing in the sharp rise in energy prices, though no consensus has emerged on this point.
Congress, however, has grown increasingly concerned over speculative investors' role in the energy market in comparison with those buying futures contracts to hedge against risk from price changes. Lawmakers are expected to consider legislation to set strict limits -- or in some cases, an outright ban -- on speculative trading in energy futures in some markets.
Dingell is looking into any legal loopholes that may have contributed to speculation in energy markets. In 1991, according to documents provided by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to the committee's investigators, the agency authorized the first exemption from position limits for swap dealers with no physical commodity exposure. This began what Dingell said was "a process that has enabled investment banks to accumulate enormous positions in commodity markets."
Is Congress barking up the wrong tree?
Neal Ryan, manager at Ryan Oil & Gas Partners, said that if Congress develops regulations to cut back speculative trading, speculation will just find a new home.
"Speculation is the root of capitalism," he said. "If the speculation is forced out of the U.S. exchanges, it'll simply show up on other exchanges that are OTC like the ICE, or new exchanges will pop up to allow for the spec trades to continue functioning."

Ryan said he does see a reason for Congress to look at eliminating aspects such as allowing West Texas intermediate crude oil futures to trade on foreign markets and the "Enron loophole," but "these exchanges are currently functioning as they are supposed to in a free marketplace."
The creation of a comprehensive U.S. energy policy that tackles issues of increasing domestic supply and reining in consumer demand via conservation should be Congress' focus, Ryan said. "Instead we're on bended knee begging the Saudis to put more oil on the market and talking about shutting down spec trades." End of Story