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WHAT AMERICA NEEDS – A CONGRESS THAT ACTS INSTEAD OF FIGHTS!

What Congress has become in my lifetime is a body that spends most of their time developing ways to stop progress and develop political actions to divides the people instead of focusing on progress. I researched their responsibilities and found the following.  

1. Congress is the legislative, or lawmaking, branch of our national government. It shares power with the president and the Supreme Court. The writers of the U.S. Constitution thought Congress was so important, they listed it first! Congress has two parts, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

One thing is certain, Congress has lost its importance of being first as they have defaulted their power and the Presidents use executive powers to act to either help or hurt the people. We just had a President that did more to divide the people than every enemy we have had in our history. Now we have a President that is trying to unite the people and he is being combated by the Federal Courts, the Supreme Court and both the Democrats and Republicans in Congress. The people elected Trump to unite the people and the other two branches of government have stopped him from doing exactly what he promised to do when he was elected. Congress is dysfunctional and so divided it only debates and gets nothing done.

2. Congress has authority over financial and budgetary matters, through the enumerated power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States.

The Senate has not approved a budget in so long it should have its powers removed. If you look at the IRS alone the collection of taxes alone has become a major cost of governing and the people can no longer do their own taxes. I have a Masters in Business and I have been unable to do my taxes for over 25 years. The IRS has grown a lot faster than the economy by issuing 70,000 pages of rules that are changed daily. Trump promised a new tax system that would simplify the tax system and it has been over nine months for nothing to happen in Congress to help the people.

3. Congress has five main functions: lawmaking, representing the people, performing oversight, helping constituents, and educating the public.

Lawmaking created little while lawbreaking has become commonplace in our cities and many States. Federal Judges now make law, Our last President, Governors and Mayors openly ignore laws and nothing happens. Trump called Washington DC a “Swamp”. When a Federal Judge in Hawaii can make laws by decree the Swamp is a morass likely nationwide?

How many of those who read this have been helped by your Congressperson?

As far as educating the public Congress can’t even educate its members. The recent debacle over a Trump phone call is proof positive Congress has no control over its own members.

4. Through legislative debate and compromise, the U.S. Congress makes laws that influence our daily lives. It holds hearings to inform the legislative process, conducts investigations to oversee the executive branch, and serves as the voice of the people and the states in the federal government.

Now we get to the red meat. Congress has demonstrated that debate and compromise are two things that have become totally inoperative today. Congress has made laws that have devastated the people and our daily lives. Congress holds hearings to give face time to individuals who consistently prove they can’t ever agree that white is white or right is right. There are so many Congresspersons  begging for face time on the networks and in hearings I feel sure all 535 members have a hairdresser and a makeup professional to make sure their lipstick, powder and hair look professional.

5. What are the three powers of the Congress? Enumerated powers, or the expressed powers, are powers the Constitution explicitly grants to Congress, including the power to declare war and levy taxes.

I for one doubt that if we were attacked today by North Korea that Congress would be debating the issue to declare war for six months and the vote would be 52 to 48 in the Senate. Even the RINO Republicans would all hopefully vote to declare war. Well I have always been an optimists. If Ms Collins, Mr McCain, Ms Murkowski or Mr Paul rebelled against war, North Korea might gain control of the entire west coast states and Alaska. Maybe we should throw in Arizona, Illinois and New York?

What America needs first and now are jobs, jobs and jobs. Putting our welfare army to work will solve the National debt issue. Only term limits will correct the Congressional issues.

C Brewer  10-21-17

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AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON.

My golfing buddy, Ed Johnson, shared this with me. The first thing that entered my mind was the American media should have tripped over these facts a year ago. Next they had to purposely sit on this making every Congress Person, career politician, bureaucrat, consultant pundit and the media guilty of suppressing this from the public. All they all want 100% is to destroy Donald Trump and probably Ted Cruz who is next in line, so Washington DC would survive the earthquake that is long overdue.

Politics has become so toxic and rife with lies, propaganda, lawless elected officials including President Obama that it is time for the people to elect a President with the “Gonads” to stop ignoring the Constitution. Please share this with everyone you know as the Internet is the only news outlet remaining to find the truth and Obama is trying hard to shut it down by regulations and fear. C Brewer

Facts

What did Presidents Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower have in common?

This is something that should be of great interest for you to pass around. I didn’t know of this until it was pointed out to me.

Back during the great depression, Herbert Hoover ordered the deportation of ALL illegal aliens in order to make jobs available to American citizens that desperately needed work.

Harry Truman deported over two million illegal aliens after WWII to create jobs for returning veterans.

In 1954 Dwight Eisenhower deported 13 million Mexicans. The program was called Operation Wetback. It was done so WWII and Korean War veterans would have a better chance at jobs. It took two years, but they deported them!

Now, if they could deport the illegal aliens back then, they could surely do it today. If you have doubts about the veracity of this information, enter Operation Wetback into your favorite search engine and confirm it for yourself.

Why, you might ask, can’t they do this today? Actually the answer is quite simple. Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower were men of honor, not untrustworthy politicians in both political parties looking for votes!

Reminder: Don’t forget to pay your taxes – 12 to 20 million illegal aliens – are depending on it.

Voting is a freedom that is also in danger as illegals are openly allowed to vote and our Justice Department openly refuses to stop this unlawful fact. C Brewer

DONALD TRUMP – PART THREE

This is the third part of a series to hopefully get American people to decide who to vote for President in next year’s election. If people are satisfied with the march towards Socialism (100% of Democrats are happy now) then they all will vote for the Democratic Candidate even if they were to nominate their “Donkey”. If you are fed up with lies, EPA overkill, Executive Orders that violate the law, a political Supreme Court, a Justice Department that ignores the laws, and a Congress that is deadlocked with stupid then pay attention to my published facts in this series. The next election is the most important election in my 85 years and liking Trump is not the issue. The issue is who else running for President can force our Federal Government to stop dividing Americans and “Unite” us again.

Trump will force a common sense foreign policy and he has publically stated that it must include these specific core principles;

  1. American interests must always come first. No apologies.
  2. Maximum firepower and military preparedness.
  3. Only go to war to win.
  4. Stay loyal to your friends and suspicious of your enemies.
  5. Keep the technological sword razor sharp.
  6. See the unseen. Prepare for threats before they happen.
  7. Respect and support our present and past warriors.

Trump has been more than outspoken in demanding that captured terrorists must be treated as military combatants, not as criminals. The Obama administration will eventually release them all just so that he can deliver on his commitment to close Guantanamo. Obama could care less where they go except Hawaii where he will retire in Luxury. If he retired tomorrow it would be the only thing he did to benefit America since he was elected.

Trump has been adamant that China’s manipulation of their currency has given them unfair advantage in our trade dealings with them. He insists that we tax their imports to offset their currency manipulation, which will allow American companies to again be competitive. He will create jobs and provide ways to bring manufacturing back to America. Trump has stated that China is the biggest offender and that America should stop all foreign governments from taking any jobs and manufacturing. Trump cited an example, that Ford is building a plant in Mexico and he intends to require that every part or vehicle Ford makes in Mexico be taxed 35% if it is destined to be shipped into the U. S. This would force companies like Ford to no longer be competitive by using their Mexican or any other foreign operations to cut costs domestically. This will result in creating American jobs when companies move manufacturing operations back to the good old USA.

Trump will insist that Congress create NOPEC legislation (No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act – NOPEC – S.394), which would allow the government to sue OPEC for violating antitrust laws. Trump has insisted that this would break up the OPEC cartel. He intends to allow our energy companies to drill domestically without the myriad of unnecessary government regulations that have been imposed. This will again allow the increase in domestic production that will create jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil that both Obama and Congress have screwed up…

Unless you are blind, deaf or a Democrat you have read or heard that Trump will demand a secure border that is just plain common sense as well as critical for both security and prosperity in America.

Trump will eliminate all Washington roadblocks and build a wall to stop illegals from entering and force Congress and the Justice Department to follow all of our laws that control illegal immigration. Trump has stated (the media has ignored) that he will force Mexico to pay for the wall. The media and both the Democrats and Republicans have ignored that he is one of the most successful business “LEADERS” in America and his business successes.

One more time, who else running for President could or would even try to re-unite America by the actions described in this series? He can stop the Liberal-Progressive objectives to create a Socialist Democracy and destroy our Republic form of government.   C Brewer

WAKE UP AMERICA!

Looking back over my nearly 85 years gives me more American history to remember than most. Political history is distorted, hidden, misrepresented and protected by both individuals and the government. Our government uses security reasons to hide facts that have no justification other than to protect both individuals and agency failures. Watching the facts currently being made public against Dennis Hastert are a perfect example to support my thesis. To further protect someone from being exposed the Justice Department is now trying to hide reasons to likely protect some other political or governmental agency from being exposed.

When you add the bias, distortion and sensationalism that the printed and visual media publishes to hide the truth Americans today are just brainwashed with propaganda. Watching this happen is what motivated me to devote what life I have left writing and sharing what I have observed. I do use the printed media articles and material shared with me by friends to publish some articles.

Many people use and suggest that I use Snopes to check authenticity. Most of my critics are not seeking the truth they just want to find something wrong with anything that offends them. Snopes has no way to see if a fact is hidden, distorted or falsified by the government. If they think something is an urban legend, folklore, myths, rumors or mis-information, they can say anything they desire without oversight. Snipes is the most Progressive-Liberal organization in American history. If you disagree check where they get their financing. There is no agency or publication in America that has access to government secrets. I trust my friends, other blogs and my own memory of facts far more than any politically funded and slanted source.

Now let me use my memory and some actual facts to predict the Presidential election in 2016. I have been wrong at times and I hope my prognosis is wrong this time. America needs to stop the race to socialize our Republic. When you have a proven communist, Hillary Clinton, along with an admitted Socialist, Bernie Sanders as the front runners to be the Democratic Party candidate for President their mission is quite clear to anyone. The national media will continue to hide, distort, and blindly support the Democratic candidate as always.

Sadly women will strongly support any female chosen as they feel it’s time for a woman President no matter what will happen. I have no opposition to a female President and I feel like the bumper sticker on my car. It has a picture of Hillary Clinton with the following verbiage, “Life is a Bitch, Don’t Elect One”. I you want some I can tell you where to buy them.

Our over 40,000,000 welfare army which includes illegals, dead, and fictitious voters will never vote for someone who insist they work for their handouts. I lived in the CCC and WPA years that actually did help build and repair infrastructure projects. Our current President insist he needs billions of tax dollars to just repair the infrastructure when all he has to do is make the able people on welfare and fake disability get off their butt and go to work.

If we could create jobs instead of gerrymander the unemployment statistics to hide facts we might not have as many in prisons. In fact, if we just made the army of those in prisons actually work on civic improvements nothing but good would happen. If Joe Arpaio was President Inmates would not enjoy prison life. Today, life in most prisons is an improvement for some who are mistreated, ignored or abused. When I was young we were encouraged to avoid breaking the law as prisons were not country clubs like some are today. Fact, the Texas prison system is the largest school district in the state. Why don’t we educate kids before they break the law. You can get a PhD in the Texas prison system, free.   

If she keeps her mouth closed, avoids any debate involving her government service, another woman fails to challenger her or the Republicans don’t nominate a woman, Hillary Clinton will be our next President. Now let me describe the reasons for my prognosis.

The Republican Party will not nominate a woman or a true conservative candidate. They have a well-qualified female in Carly Fiorina, they have a 100% true conservative in Ted Cruz and they have a 100% Libertarian in Rand Paul. In-between they have so many Republican-in-Name-Only (RINOS) that will distort the scene and they, assisted by the media, will defeat themselves. We also have a conservative African American in Dr. Ben Carson who impresses me. It also appears that one proven leader, Donald Trump hopefully will announce his candidacy fast. In my opinion the only two who have the will to downsize and the leadership competency to change the runaway government is Cruz or Trump. If the Republicans nominate either one it will be earth shaking evidence they truly desire to win. Will this happen, “NO”?

The biased media, including Fox News, has announced debate rules for the Republican candidates using distortion, manipulation and creative ways to control your mind. They will use polling data to limit who you will hear and the poll data is as phony as a three dollar bill with Bill Clinton’s picture. Questions in any poll can control information with greater distorted accuracy than the testimony we have watched from the IRS and Hillary before Congress. President Obama, IRS, EPA and the Justice Department have taken more liberty with the truth than anyone in America’s history. Poor old Nixon erased a few minutes of an unlawful action but Hillary and the Obama administration has taken lying and destroying government documents to a totally new level.

We will have to suffer through a barrage of debates and the Republicans will nominate a wishy-washy RINO to represent the Party again. Even then the Republicans could win over Hillary Clinton if enough American independent voters like myself really desire to stop the attack on destroying our individual freedoms. Will this happen, “NO”? Save a copy of this article to review on November 4th 2016 after the elections.

Rand Paul knows that he will never win the nomination and he is building up the same following that supported his father Ron Paul. When he loses the Republican nomination he will announce that he will run as the Libertarian party candidate just like his father has done three times. His dividing the Republican vote like Ross Perot did in the 1992 election will assure that another Clinton will be President. Perot is the reason Bill Clinton won the Presidency and Rand Paul will be the reason Hillary Clinton will be our next President. November 4th 2016 will be the saddest day of my life if I am still here.

My kids and grandkids will not enjoy the freedoms I enjoyed. The freedom to express opinions like I have done will disappear along with all personal weapons. Ladies, I hope you will be permitted to wear designer Burkas. Female voters are being led to the slaughter like the rats that followed the Pied Piper into the sea.   

Wake up America!   C Brewer      

OBAMA’S PROMISE TO CREATE JOBS!

 

Even though our President has failed to keep his promise to create jobs, the news about another delay in starting the Keystone project was expected. By me for sure. There is no doubt in my mind that he will never allow this jobs program to happen. The damage he has done to destroy our economy is beyond belief. If lying was a Nobel Prize event he would be given a lifetime award as he could not be beaten by anyone now that Castro and Chavez are both inert.

He has used every excuse imaginable to satisfy the lunatic tree huggers who keep Democrats in office and are hell-bent to regulate America back at least two centuries. American environmentalist, Eco-Terrorists, are no different than the male Muslim terrorists in Afghanistan who also want no change in their lifestyles. The major difference is the Muslims are willing to give their lives to stop progress. In America, our Eco-Terrorists, like Al Gore, Jimmy Carter might give someone else’s life to stop all progress from their lofty perch and extravagant life styles.

Eco-Terrorism since Obama was elected has allowed our government unionized bureaucrats to produce more unnecessary government regulations than all of the necessary regulations enacted since George Washington was President.

It is clear to me that destruction of our economy and creating hatred within people by making success look criminal was Obama’s only objective. Using the Eco-Terrorists to hide behind was a brilliant ploy to achieve his goal.

Back to the Keystone decision. Why is he delaying his decision to kill the Keystone project until after next November’s election? He is wise enough to know that if he kills the project now he will destroy any chance of regaining control of the House of Representatives and likely lose control of the Senate. Only an imbecile, the Democrats have a lip lock on this segment of society, are dense enough to see that the eventual cancellation of Keystone will assure their loss of the House, Senate and the Presidency in 2016.

Obama does not care who replaces him as it will take 50 years to repair the damage he has inflicted on America. He will be living in Hawaii, golfing every day and enjoying a regal lifestyle we will pay for. If he is challenged or has his pension cancelled, he has amassed a fortune that will allow him a regal lifestyle anywhere in the world. He hates America anyway.

Those who elected him twice, women, the poor, and the illegals, those on welfare, all democratic politicians and bureaucrats will suffer the most in a bankrupt America. The only alternative will be civil war which is what Obama and Eric Holder have laid the ground work for already. Hatred is the fuel for any civil war and a divided America already exists and is fueled daily from Washington and publicized by a  by the media idiocy.

Folks, those who still love freedom, there is only one way to stop Obama and further destruction, vote. Even if the conservatives regain control of the Senate and retain control of the House, the next 50 years will be a struggle to just repair the damage. We have no money now to maintain a leadership role in the world and we can’t just print more much longer.

One thing is certain, the Keystone project will never be approved by Obama. If he holds control of the Senate in November he will still have  good old Harry Reid, “Expert on Identification of  American Domestic Terrorist”, happily continuing to stall everything in the Senate. Obama can just keep postponing the decision until 2017 when he moves to Hawaii and maybe Hillary can continue the destruction.

The Democrats do not appear concerned about losing anything as they can depend on the Republicans to self destruct over the abortion and birth control war they fight with each other.

C Brewer

TODAYS AMERICA- WHY WE NO LONGER HAVE ENOUGH JOBS?

Did anyone watching the State-of-the-Union last night here one word on why we can’t make these things in America again? No!

Our President and Congress ignore the problems which are “REGULATIONS, UNIONS and POWER”. They just love to soak it to the energy industry so we can make OPEC  and AL Gore richer.  C Brewer

THE STORY

Men looking for work, start the day early using an alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN).

Next they plug in the coffee pot (MADE IN CHINA).

They shave with an electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG).

They put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA).

After cooking breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA) he sits down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to see how much he could spend today.

After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA) he gets in his car (MADE IN GERMANY) filled with GAS (from Saudi Arabia) and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.

At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day checking his Computer (made in MALAYSIA), he decides to relax for a while.

He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL), pours himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE) and turns on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA), and  wonders why he can’t find a good paying job in AMERICA

HE’S PRAYING HE CAN GET A JOB WITH SOME HELP FROM A PRESIDENT MADE IN GOD KNOWS WHERE!

ANON…..Thanks Ron

ATTENTION MAGICIANS – DEMOCRATS HAVE MASTERED THE ART OF MEDIA MANIPULATION!

Four years ago a majority of Americans elected a President who had never had to find a job. In fact he never really had a job producing anything but conflict. If it were not for his color and unearned free education, he would likely be fighting an inherited desire to wage war against everything America stands for like his own family waged.

History will someday report that Obama was the most damaging individual to our freedoms that ever lived. He has mesmerized the majority of the people with his lying and along with the power of the Presidency, he has total control of the national newspapers, radio and television media. The media refuses to report his inherited hatred of our Free Enterprise system.

He promised to improve the economy by increasing jobs. He has utilized that media power and slight-of-hand manipulation of statistics to make the people believe he has created millions of jobs. If he had created these jobs we would not need tax increases to support his rape of our Constitutional rights. The increased tax base alone would have supported his Socialists agenda. Creating more government jobs that he has accomplished will not provide enough revenue to just pay the additional bureaucrats he has hired.

Increasing government size and power along with wasteful expansion of welfare programs will be his eventual legacy.

I will be the first to admit that he is a master of deceit and with the media power and the socialistic control of formal education, he has transformed America. Getting re-elected he has proved that America may never be the freedom symbol for the world it was for most of my life.

The youth, African Americans, Socialists, illegal aliens and women who elected him should be happy that they won the second Civil War without killing each other. Democrats have soundly trounced the opposition who has committed political suicide ever since “Roe vs. Wade a long time ago.

Democrats, with Obamas charm, have successfully divided the people and gained enough power to control America for many more years. Should Americans ever decide to restore these lost freedoms, it will involve bloodshed of each other again. The Democrats know they will never be able to disarm the people, Obama has caused the arming of Americans to the highest level in our history. We all have friends and neighbors who now possess enough guns and ammunition to supply a small army. They are not afraid of criminals, they are afraid of the United States government.

It is not amusing that when someone mentions jobs, Obama and his team create another smoke screen to change the subject. They used healthcare to hide the problem for four years and now they are focused on immigration and gun control. When world events like Benghazi erupt, they just change the subject and hide behind whatever crisis that can be found. The media even promotes a crisis to provide him cover to hide behind.

One thing the Republicans should try that would equalize the battle and would not cost us a dime. Convince the Nobel Committee to create a new award to meet the changing times we have today, “World’s Best Politician” each year. This would divide the Democrats immediately and create an internal war against each other. Obama would be challenged with the ego trips of Reid, Polosi, Durbin, Bloomberg and Schumer. Then they would all be out run by Mr. Ego, Al Gore. This would drive Hollywood wild with their rush of egos to become eligible by running for office and trample each other to win any award.

Now that I think of the advantages, we could make “Lying” the number one priority to win, rename this to “World’s Greatest Bulls**t Artist” and let the Republicans join the competition. It is certain Obama would win the next three competitions but he would have to be anointed King to win more than three.

My good friend Glen has been pushing for term limits for all politicians, which is the easiest solution to solving Washington D.C. madness. Sadly this is just a long term dream as are my suggested thoughts above. I just feel my idea would be more amusing to watch, how do you feel?         

C Brewer

OBAMA’S EPA ENERGY PLAN

 

We destroyed the coal industry this term now we can destroy all oil and gas exploration and production. Let us share more of our wealth with our OPEC friends.

If this is how Obama plans to help the poor and middle class family’s standard of living by increasing energy costs, they deserve the results if they re-elect him. If we have to buy all of our energy from other countries the costs of groceries, gasoline, transportation and everything that requires shipping will go out of sight. Remember he said this over and over even before he was elected the first time.   

Take a good look at the following article a good friend sent me that was posted by Parkdota. You can bet this will be hidden from voters view until after the election. The Obama administrations EPA will likely stop all domestic drilling and possibly all oil and gas production where Fracking is utilized by January if Obama is re-elected. They have been feverish in creating catastrophic events that can be used to kill the energy boom. C Brewer

Article

With millions, if not billions, of dollars hanging over the ledge, the boom in the oil patch would go into a free-fall if drilling suddenly stopped.

Thousands of workers unemployed overnight, housing starts abandoned, businesses shuttered and bustling oil towns from Williston to Belfield emptying out instead of filling up are all part of a future few would prefer — even if they despair of the changes to land and lifestyle wrought by the upswing of oil.

Even with oil near $100 a barrel and 200 rigs drilling in North Dakota last week, the specter of some sort of free-fall caused by a federal push to regulate hydraulic fracture treatment weighs heavily on Lynn Helms. He’s the director of the Department of Mineral Resources, the one man most in charge of this seemingly unstoppable surge centered on the Bakken.

Every single well in the Bakken and associated formations is fracture-treated. By now, that amounts to 3,000 wells, a fraction of future oilfield development. Fracking, with high-pressure injections of water, sand and chemicals, has so far proved the only successful way to make oil flow from the dense source rock.

Helms believes the Environmental Protection Agency is on track to stop fracking as soon as January, when state regulators must write new rules for fracture treatment based on an EPA guidance document that is under review by the Office of Management and Budget.

The document will tell states how to comply with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and write permits under the act’s underground injection control Class II well program when diesel fuels are used in fracking fluids, an authority the EPA said it has in a statement to the Tribune.

Here’s how Helms said he sees that evolving.

In January, the EPA will release the guidance document to states. Then, his department will write a new section of state rules to comply with the document. Those are referred to the State Industrial Commission for adoption, but first are opened for public hearing.

By January 2013, the state would be able to complete its rulemaking, which the EPA must first publish in the Federal Register, possibly in the first quarter of that year, before the state could begin permitting hydraulic fracturing.

In the meantime, Helms said, he believes there will be a moratorium on fracking because of the history of many-months moratoriums in Alabama, when the EPA, because of an environmental lawsuit, revoked Alabama’s underground injection program until the state wrote new rules specific to fracking under Class II well standards.

“I believe it will be stopped cold for 12 to 24 months. The best case is 15 months and that’s only if we red-lighted everything else and got nothing else done,” Helms said.

Three separate fracking moratoriums came and went in Alabama as the situation went through courts and appeals that were based on the reasoning that fracking is a temporary injection leading to production, unlike Class II saltwater disposal wells, which are injection wells for their lifetime.

Helms said drilling in Alabama never regained its pre-moratorium vigor.

Once the regulatory dust settles and the rules are in place, the process to permit fracking as Class II wells will be lengthy, at least if it must follow the same protocol as saltwater disposal well permitting.

Helms said there’s an area of review around saltwater wells, requirements to sample all existing water wells, surface rules that come into play, public hearings — all followed by an Industrial Commission order, a process that takes 60 to 90 days.

His message: Once any moratorium is over and rules are in place, the result will be a lengthy red-tape process for each and every fracture treatment.

This begs the question: If the EPA is using diesel as its handle to regulate fracking as a Class II well under the Safe Drinking Water Act, why not just eliminate the diesel? It’s a relatively small part of what goes into fracking fluid.

Helms said — and so does the national FracFocus Chemical Disclosure Registry for some 7,000 wells, including many in North Dakota — the typical amount of diesel is around .088 percent of the fracture fluid. That amounts to 4,400 gallons in 5 million gallons of fracking fluid.

Monte Besler, a fracture treatment consultant with a company called FracN8tr, said many companies have already eliminated diesel and use mineral or vegetable oil as the gelling agent that helps suspend sand particles in the injection fluid.

Diesel or some distillate gets used only when it’s very cold and other oils would freeze or when there’s no available alternative.

“If you didn’t have cold in North Dakota, probably no one would use diesel,” Besler said.

Helms said it may not be that simple.

The EPA has indicated it will define diesel fuel based on its physical and chemical characteristics, not with a precise Chemical Abstract Services number. A definition that broad could throw a blanket over any oil, even canola oil, if it has the same characteristics as diesel, Helms said. Mineral oil, used in fracking instead of diesel as well as for many household purposes, is a highly-refined petroleum product.

The State Industrial Commission recently sent a letter to the EPA that underscores its opposition to federal regulation.

The letter said, in part, “As late as 2008, EPA had done nothing with regard to nationwide regulation of hydraulic fracturing operations utilizing diesel fuels and continued to stand by its 2004 study finding that hydraulic fracturing poses little or no threat to Underground Sources of Drinking Water. The typical North Dakota Bakken frac contains 0.088% petroleum distillates. If EPA persists with regulation of diesel fuel hydraulic fracturing under UIC Class II along with a new and unique definition of diesel fuel, North Dakota oil and gas investment and jobs would come to a standstill, and potentially never return to the activity and growth we are seeing today.”

No one at the EPA returned phone calls for this story, including Ann Codrington, the acting director for EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act program.

An EPA spokeswoman issued a statement in response to questions from the Tribune, but said it was attributable to the agency, not her.

The statement explained the agency’s authority and goals in developing guidance for fracking under the Class II underground injection control program. It said that the “EPA has not made a decision on the definition of diesel fuels at this time.”

The Legislature allocated $1 million in the recent special redistricting session for a legal challenge against the EPA. Helms said it’s likely North Dakota will band with other oil- and gas-producing states for an injunction while it asks the court to weigh in.

The EPA is once again studying the effects of fracking on drinking water, and aquifers at a well near Killdeer that blew out during fracture treatment have been sampled as part of the study.

At the very least, the EPA should await its own study results before proceeding with fracture treatment regulation, the Industrial Commission said in its letter.

Helms said, “The EPA needs to stop this until they finish their study, and then we can talk about who should regulate how.”

 

Comment

The EPA is out of control and if they are not stopped we will have another 47,000,000 people on food stamps. The increase in prices of food will depreciate the value of the food stamps by 50%. When will the people wake up, hopefully before the November election?  Obama promised higher energy prices and that is one change he has accomplished. So for he has increased gasoline prices over 100%.  I am sure his west coast liberals and uniformed aliens who blindly vote for democrats are happy with gasoline prices over $5.00 a gallon.  C Brewer

BREAKING NEWS RELEASE

Obama and the news networks report that the Romney’s are selfish for keeping a horse? What they omitted was;
*They employ a groom with a family to support.
*They pay for the feed that’s sold by someone with a family to support.
*The feed is transported in trucks by someone with a family to support.
*The truck is manufactured in a factory by people with families to support.
*The feed is grown by farmers with families to support.
*Who must have a barn built by construction workers with families to support.
*The materials are trucked by drivers with families to support.
*Again the truck was built in factories with workers with families to support.
 
This is just a part of an endless chain of why free enterprise in America made us the envy of the world.

That one Romney horse has done more to put Americans to work than the horse’s ass in the White House.

 
Thanks Pete
 

AMERICAS ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION- INTENDED OR ACCIDENTAL?

I received a message yesterday from a good friend concerning the economy. The facts disclosed in the message present a picture that is even worse than I perceived. This message was five pages long and included a list of 50 economic facts. I have edited these facts to hopefully wake up as many as possible to make sure we do not have four more years of Obama.

If the republicans would stop slaughtering each other and just stay with these facts, they will defeat Obama and gain control of the senate and stop this march to destroy America. Hopefully these factual economic numbers will be shocking enough to wake enough people up.

Hopefully, many of you will understand the importance of the list below and use it as a tool to help you share the reality of the U.S. economic crisis with your family and friends. It does not blame any party, as both sides have contributed to the dangerous condition we find ourselves in. 

1. If the number of Americans that “wanted jobs” was the same today as it was back in 2007, the “official” unemployment rate put out by the U.S. government would be well above 11 percent.

2. The average amount of time that a worker stays unemployed in the United States is now over 40 weeks.

3. There are fewer payroll jobs in the United States today than there were in 2000 even though we have added 30 million extra people to the population.

4. Since December 2007, median household income in the United States
has declined by a total of 6.8%, adjusted for inflation.

5. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 16.6 million Americans self-employed in December 2006. Today, that number has shrunk to 14.5 million.

6. Fact, in 1980, less than 30% of all jobs in the United States were low income jobs. Today, more than 40% of all jobs in the United States are low income jobs.

7. Fact, in 1969, 95 percent of all men between the ages of 25 and 54 had a job. In July, only 81.2 percent of men in that age group had a job.

8. The Federal Reserve recently announced that the total net worth of U.S. households declined by 4.1 percent in the 3rd quarter of 2011 alone.

9. Fact, the median price of a home in Detroit is now just $6000.

10. Fact, 19 % of all American men between the ages of 25 and 34 are living with their parents.

11. Fact, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that health care costs accounted for just 9.5% of all personal consumption back in 1980. Today they account for approximately 16.3%.

12. The retirement crisis in the United States just continues to get worse. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, 46 % of all American workers have less than $10,000 saved for retirement, and 29 percent of all American workers have less than $1,000 saved for retirement.

13.  Fact, 37 percent of all U.S. households that are led by someone under the age of 35 have a net worth of zero or less than zero.

14. Today, one out of every seven Americans is on food stamps and one out of every four American children is on food stamps.

15. Fact, 48.5% of all Americans receive some form of government benefits. Back in 1983, that number was below 30 percent.

16. Today, spending by the federal government accounts for about 24 percent of GDP. Back in 2001, it accounted for just 18 percent.

17. The U.S. federal government had a budget deficit of nearly 1.3 trillion dollars in 2011. That was the third year in a row that our budget deficit has exceeded one trillion dollars.

18. The U.S. government has now accumulated a total debt of 15 trillion dollars. When the current administration came to power the national debt was just 10.6 trillion dollars.

19. Should the federal government began at this moment to repay the U.S. national debt at a rate of one dollar per second, it would take over 440,000 years to pay off the national debt.

20. Since Obama took office, the U.S. government has accumulated more debt than it did from the time that George Washington took office to the time that Obama took office.

Hopefully, the facts listed will wake up the under informed, because 2012 is going to be a choice between freedom or socialism. It’s the economy “Stupid”.

Thanks for the facts Ron………………………..C Brewer

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