Posts Tagged ‘bush 43’
Obama to bring back military commissions? Gitmo records to be destroyed? Target Women. Watada case dropped by Justice Department. Unsafe cosmetics. Better wind turbines.
National politics edition: U.S. economy looks more like an emerging market than an established one after undue political influence from finance, Obama administration is attempting an end run around Congress on bailout rules and reporting, documenting the administration’s ties to finance,Nassim Taleb predicted the collapse and explains what needs to happen next, the possible return of Eliot Spitzer, Spector no longer supports a vote on EFCA, war demands sacrifices from dogs too, state legislatures focusing on voter “fraud” instead of real issues, Congress may fillibuster Justice nominee to protect Bush administration, and being denied health insurance for needing it.
Politics at home and around the world: Martial law could be an improvement in Ciudad Juarez, 3,000 families homeless in Gaza, the UN Secretary-General’s remarks on International Women’s Day, the impact of conflict on women, Iraq’s pariah widows, a foundation to help women with restraining orders, an interactive graphic on the gender wage gap, Bush to appear before the International Criminal Court?, who is behind the campaign against Obama’s health care plan, and a partial list of the AIG counter-parties.
If you recall all those burning oil wells after the first Gulf War in Kuwait, you will understand that many of those burning wells were gushing oil and gas. That’s why they continued to burn. This illustrates how many of the wells in that region are under pressure and how petroleum flows to the surface with no need of pumps. Iraqi oil fields are some of the least expensive places on the planet to extract oil.