***How Obama is choking off U.S. oil production. This borders on treason, in my opinion.
The news wires are reporting that President Obama actively lobbied Senate Democrats to defeat the Keystone pipeline yesterday. The effect of blocking the Keystone XL Pipeline is to defer 700,000 barrels of oil per day. And as I reported at The Weekly Standard recently, the president’s policy of choking off oil production under federal leases will prevent another 1 million barrels of oil per day this year, and even more next year.Obama will soon be personally responsible for preventing some 2 million barrels per day of possible North American crude oil production from reaching the American economy. The U.S. currently produces only about 6 million barrels of domestic crude oil, so that would be more than a 30 percent increase in domestic production.
Come on, November.
***"Occupy Jesus." I like it!
The “Occupy Wall Street” movement has transformed the word “occupy” into a catch-all term which they now apply to every conceivable noun: “Occupy education”; “Occupy foreclosures”; “Occupy the future”; and so on. Annoying and essentially meaningless, but catchy.
Yet you can’t copyright a word, so a group of Christians decided to co-opt OWS’s sloganeering yesterday and give Occupy San Francisco a taste of its own medicine.
Shortly after OccupySF re-established an encampment in front of the Federal Reserve Bank on Market Street, they were surrounded by Christians holding up signs that said “Occupy Jesus."
***Former NASA specialists claims he was fired over Intelligent Design.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has landed robotic explorers on the surface of Mars, sent probes to outer planets and operates a worldwide network of antennas that communicates with interplanetary spacecraft.
Its latest mission is defending itself in a workplace lawsuit filed by a former computer specialist who claims he was demoted -- and then let go -- for promoting his views on intelligent design, the belief that a higher power must have had a hand in creation because life is too complex to have developed through evolution alone.
David Coppedge, who worked as a "team lead" on the Cassini mission exploring Saturn and its many moons, alleges that he was discriminated against because he engaged his co-workers in conversations about intelligent design and handed out DVDs on the idea while at work. Coppedge lost his "team lead" title in 2009 and was let go last year after 15 years on the mission.
***Florida wounded warrior gets surprise visit from Tim Tebow. Check out the video, it's great.