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The Associated Press: McCain and Obama's energy proposals - 0 views

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    A look at some of the positions of the presidential candidates on energy and global warming:
Jennifer Dorman

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    Calamitous Web Bot Predictions George Ure and his colleague 'Cliff', two self-described "time monks," shared dire predictions based on their web bot technology. Their method captures changes in language patterns within Internet discussions. This aggregated data is then processed with software to determine various keywords, which they interpret in a predictive fashion. Beginning on October 7, 2008 and running through March 2009, they foresee a calamitous period on an epic scale. America will be beset by a variety of problems, which they broke down as 45-48% related to the economy, 40% concerning the military, and the rest associated with natural disasters. Between 2 and 22 million lives could be lost or seriously impacted, they estimated, possibly related to a "global coastal event" in 2009. On Dec. 10-12th, 2008, a large quake could hit the Pacific Northwest, they added. The two recommended developing self-sufficiency and the ability to live off the grid.
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For Nevadans, the Presidential Election Is Life or Death in a Much More Literal Way | |... - 0 views

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    Will the November 4, 2008, election doom the future of Nevada? That sounds ominous, I know, but this election could be a make-or-break moment in history for the Yucca Mountain Project. This is the ill-conceived plan to bury nuclear waste in Nevada's Yucca Mountain. Everyone in this state knows the problems inherent in this project and should be on alert. But also this should serve as a "heads-up" to everyone in the country.
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Hill Dems Blow It for Obama with Energy Bill | Environment | AlterNet - 0 views

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    Both The Hill and Politico.com have reported that a bipartisan "gang" of 20 Senators will not introduce a compromise energy bill before the election. You can read details of the original compromise here: The Gang-of-10 drilling deal is something for nothing. This is a huge triumph for McCain and major political blunder by Congressional Democrats. The original energy compromise was, I argued, "the best chance -- indeed, the only chance -- the Dems will have to simultaneously give the lie to McCain's faux bipartisanship and to expose the Big Energy Lie, the absurd notion that McCain and the Republicans believe in an all-of-the-above energy for dealing with our energy crises" (see "Gang-of-10 deal is a must for Dems").
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Political winds buffet California ballot measures on energy [National Wind Watch] - 0 views

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    Two of the world's richest men bankroll alternative-energy initiatives on the November ballot. Each is opposed by some of the very champions of those alternatives. Adding to the confusion, both measures carry "renewable energy" in their titles.
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Think Progress » So-Called Energy Expert Sarah Palin Doesn't Know How Much En... - 0 views

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    On Wednesday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) defended Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's "experience" in "the field of national security" by asserting that "she knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America." McCain's claim to Palin's expertise was undercut the next day, however, when Palin severely overstated Alaska's energy production in an interview with ABC News's Charlie Gibson. Challenged by Gibson on her "national security credentials," Palin cited her experience as the governor of a "state that produces nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of energy" as a credential that she "brings to the table":
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Think Progress » No Energy Expert At Senate Hearing Willing To Say That Oil D... - 0 views

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    Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a Bipartisan Energy Summit featuring experts from MIT, Google, Shell, and others. At one point in the hearing, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) tore into the energy protest House Republicans have been holding for the past several weeks. This political stunt was meant to demand a vote on oil drilling and "attack Democrats for leaving town" in August "without doing something to lower gas prices." After listening all the problems currently facing the country, Whitehouse asked the experts whether anyone thought drilling was the "number one issue" right now. Almost nine seconds went by with complete silence:
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ENN: An Alaska Native Speaks Out on Palin, Oil, and Alaska - 0 views

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    I am writing this letter to raise awareness about the ongoing colonization and violation of human rights being carried out against Alaska Native peoples in the name of unsustainable progress, with a particular emphasis on the role of Sarah Palin and the Republican leadership. My hope is that it helps to elevate truth about the nature of Alaskan politics in relation to Alaska Native peoples and that it lays a framework for our path to justice.
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POLITICS-US: Canada's Tar Sands Lobbyists Focus on Democrats - 0 views

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    As the U.S. election campaign kicks into overdrive, Canadian politicians and oil executives are stepping up lobbying efforts to make sure whoever controls the White House keeps purchasing notoriously dirty oil from the Alberta tar sands. Executives from Nexen energy, which has major investments in northern Alberta's heavy oil industry, and Tony Clement, chair of a Canadian cabinet committee on energy security, met with Democratic candidate Barack Obama's top energy advisor Jason Grumet late last week to cement the "energy partnership" during the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.
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Newsvine - The Green Candidate's Record And Some Remarks On Oil - 0 views

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    Cynthia Mckinney was last seen in a slap down with a White House Security guard who doesn't place much faith in his ability to remember faces. While I was feeling some sympathy when I discovered the old story on the internet recently, her position in this election is obviously to be an alternative of the same color as the the likely Democratic candidate. The little siphoning drain on what makes the candidate stand out. The 3rd party prospect can say, I voted for a better African American candidate when they subtract their vote from the Democrats.
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TPM Election Central | Talking Points Memo | McCain Supports Tax Breaks For Oil Industr... - 0 views

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    Here's something else that could create political complications for John McCain in key swing states as he continues to defend measures that would maintain tax breaks for the oil industry: He recently opposed extending tax breaks for the wind-power industry. Making this more difficult for McCain, the fledgling wind-power industry is popular in key upper Midwest and central plains states -- and here you have McCain protecting such tax breaks for Big Oil, but opposing them for Big Wind, or, if you prefer, Little Wind.
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CounterPunch: From Off-Shore Drilling to the Georgian War - 0 views

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    Many years ago, during the 1970s if memory serves, neoconservative Irving Kristol, echoing John Stuart Mill, called his conservative party, the Republican Party, "the stupid party." Kristol was referring to the Republican's inability to compete on the policy front. Jack Kemp and Ronald Reagan led the Republicans out of the wilderness, but now Republicans have reverted to the stupid party, or more precisely the moronic party.
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How drilling brought out the worst in candidates - 0 views

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    A key to understanding the language of politics in this country is credulity -- the willingness to believe the damnedest nonsense with no supporting evidence, as long as it appeals to one's abiding prejudice or unquenchable avarice.
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Newsvine - While Dems away, GOPers play - on oil drilling - 0 views

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    About 20 House Republicans have cut short their August vacations, gathering on the floor to protest Democratic energy policy and demand that Speaker Nancy Pelosi call lawmakers back into session to vote on an energy package. The bill would include GOP demands for more domestic drilling.
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toledoblade.com -- Oil threatens U.S. security, Obama says - 0 views

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    DAYTON - Calling it one of the most dangerous weapons pointed at America, presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama yesterday vowed to break the hold the "tyranny of oil'' has on the United States.
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