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Senator: Let’s Nationalize Oil Refineries

July 8, 2008 Comments off

Somebody’s Gonna Get Shot! *Shakes Head*

Democrats in Congress

Recently, Democrat Rep. Maurice Hinchey, brought up the idea of nationalizing oil refineries in America. He must have a death wish. You must want Exxon to take out a hit on you. I suggest you retract that statement or beef up security.

Sidebar: nationalizing refineries…isn’t that socialism, the very thing Congress gets down on Chavez about. How come he’s not supposed to do that but Congress can? Don’t get mad, I’m just asking, as it seems like a double standard.

Also, how come the State Department condemns Cuba for being communist, but doesn’t do that to China. Is it because China is becoming the richest nation in the world and the supplier of just about everything on the planet?

Condoleezza Rice

I realize it is those respective nations’ way of life, and if their people want it, they are free to do as they wish. I can understand that. But it would be nice if Congress was congruent and consistent.

And lest I acquire a FBI file in vain for simply speaking my mind in a peaceful, legal way (according to the stats, the government reads this site more than I do), I am not a socialist or a communist, because I prefer democracy. But, the real kind of democracy, where one does not engage in severe human rights abuses against innocent people under the auspices of national security *looks at George Bush*.

When Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a New York Democrat, broached the idea for the nationalization of the nation’s oil refineries at a Capitol Hill press conference yesterday, it was a safe bet that congressional Republicans would seize on a patently controversial idea to paint House Democrats in toto as extreme.

The office of Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the House Minority Leader, didn’t disappoint. Last night, they put up a press release that started this way:

Bombshell: House Democrats Call for Government Takeover of Oil Refineries

Should the Federal Government Run the Entire Oil Industry? Senior Dem Says: “To Me, That Sounds Like a Very Good Idea”


“Out Of Balance: Exxon Mobil”

November 30, 2007 Comments off

Thursday the 29th of November, 2007

Title: “Out Of Balance: Exxon Mobil”

Year Of Release: 2006

Review Date: November 29, 2007

Rating: PG

Running time: 180 minutes

Box Office Gross: N/A

Recommendation: An interesting documentary on the environmental dangers oil companies present.

The documentary “Out Of Balance: Exxon Mobil” provided an informative and disturbing look at the reach of the Exxon Mobil corporation.

The film branded Exxon, “The largest company in the world” and discussed the influence they have on world governments.

It also focused on the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the worst in history, that wreaked havoc on the environment. It additionally details the promises Exxon made in the aftermath of the oil spill, regarding cleaning up the environment, that they failed to fully deliver on.

The part of the film I find most disturbing is the claim they purchased local newspapers in the area of the oil spill to ensure favorable press coverage of their company, effectively squashing the unflattering stories that began coming out.