January, 2011

Peak Not: Running Into Oil and Gas

“Resources are highly dynamic functional concepts; they are not, they become, they evolve out of the triune interaction of nature, man, and culture.”[0] So said the institutional economist Erich Zimmermann, explaining why so-called fixed, depletable resources expand rather than deplete in free market settings. Julian Simon similarly stated: “Human beings create more than they destroy.”[2]

By Institute for Energy Research - Monday, January 31, 2011 - Full Story

The Edgewater - Seattle

imageThe birthplace of grunge rock has come a long way from the days of Nirvana, now transformed into a thriving, sophisticated metropolis with lots to discover. Nestled on waterways, three national parks and two mountain ranges the activities in Seattle are endless.

Explore landmarks like Pike Place Market, the 520 foot high Seattle Space Needle, have a picnic lunch in the stunning Japanese Gardens and see the city by boat with a cruise around Seattle on the Puget Sound.

By News on the Net - Monday, January 31, 2011 - Full Story

Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii’s Big Island

image    Explore the Spirit of Aloha at Hilton Waikoloa Village®. Located on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii in the midst of Waikoloa Beach Resort, the extraordinary property offers an unforgettable experience shrouded in breathtaking gardens, rich wildlife, and tranquil waterways.

A Thoroughly Unique Big Island Hotel

Discover a Big Island hotel like no other - Hilton Waikoloa Village. A destination in itself, this impressive property is nestled within 62 oceanfront acres, offering breathtaking tropical gardens and abundant wildlife. Explore our waterfront resort by air-conditioned trams. Or take a leisurely stroll along flagstone walkways flanked by Polynesian and Asian artwork. Located on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, Hilton Waikoloa Village features 1,240 guest rooms and suites - perfectly suited to any taste. Experience award-winning dining, world-class shopping, and an array of activities ranging from golf, tennis and the only interactive dolphin program on the island. Delight in all this exceptional Kohala Coast hotel has to offer for even the most discriminating traveler.

By News on the Net - Monday, January 31, 2011 - Full Story

Ocean Key Resort & Spa Reconnects Lovebirds

imageKEY WEST, Fla. – Jan. 10, 2011 – Blooming love affairs and long-time valentines are invited to escape to Ocean Key Resort & Spa for an unforgettably romantic getaway with the Love The One You’re With Package. Couples surround themselves with ocean views and relaxing sunsets at Zero Duval Street in the heart of Key West through May 31, 2011, starting at $744 per night plus tax.*

By News on the Net - Monday, January 31, 2011 - Full Story

Hundai Canada Achieves New January Sales Record

MARKHAM, ON,  - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced today it had sold 6,684 units in January, surpassing the company’s previous January sales record set in 2010 by 9.9 percent.

“Hyundai has been able to achieve 25 months straight months of sales growth through an aggressive new product introduction strategy,” said Steve Kelleher, President and CEO, Hyundai Canada. “While the all-new Tucson and Sonata have been performing extremely well in the market, the all-new Elantra exceeded all of our sales expectations in its first full month of sales. In fact, the Elantra more than doubled our previous sales record for January and the full marketing launch won’t begin until Super Bowl Sunday.”

By Guest Column - Monday, January 31, 2011 - Full Story

Blinder tries leading the blinder?

Economist Alan Blinder is trying to hoodwink the 112th Congress into a carbon tax.

In an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal, the former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, Princeton University professor and Clinton administration economic advisor called the carbon tax a “miracle cure” for our ailing economy and federal budget problems.

By Steve Milloy - Monday, January 31, 2011 - Full Story

The Emperor’s Pink Burka

imageCompletely missed amid the agonizing cries of human misery in Egypt is that the ending of a United Nations fairytale is being written.  The bum’s rush for President Hosni Mubarak has now gone global and from out of nowhere the Muslim Brotherhood-endorsed Mohamed El Bardei has arrived on the protest scene.  El Baradei’s got the Nobel Peace Prize.  All he’s really missing is the white horse.

Egypt will be turned over to radical Islam leadership.  And it would never have happened without President Barack Obama, who first ran the white flag flying over America up the flagpole—without the permission or knowledge of the American people—on April 6, 2010.

By Judi McLeod - Monday, January 31, 2011 - Full Story

America’s Word Is Worthless

While most eyes are on Mubarak, they should be on Obama. By supporting the rioters and even supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama is knifing two long time allies, Egypt and Israel, in the back. He is also underming the US. Who will ever trust the word of the US in the future. America will rightly be seen as an untrustworthy ally. Goodbye South Korea. Goodbye Formosa.

By Ted Belman - Monday, January 31, 2011 - Full Story

Obama has a Very Bad Day

“Jan 31, 3:10 PM (ET) - PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge in Florida says the Obama administration’s health overhaul is unconstitutional, siding with 26 states that had sued to block it. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson on Monday accepted without trial the states’ argument that the new law violates people’s rights by forcing them to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties.

By Alan Caruba - Monday, January 31, 2011 - Full Story

The Pilot

Your article on John Garvey “New CUA President says Catholic intellectual life needs renewal” by Maureen Boyle of CNS, tells of Garvey’s swearing-in as the 15th President of The Catholic University of America (The Pilot, Jan 28, 2011). The inaugural Mass took place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D. C. - just one day after the March for Life.

By News on the Net - Monday, January 31, 2011 - Full Story

The Twitter List of GOP Freshman in Congress

Want to know what all the GOP freshmen in the House of Representatives and the Senate are twittering about? Well, with this list you can tune into the Twitter feed of each of them and find out what is going on minute by minute.

By Warner Todd Huston - Monday, January 31, 2011 - Full Story

Bonehead Of The Day

During the health care debate, Democrats compared us to cars. That didn’t work, so they probably figured they’d need to find a gadget we could all relate to.

By Bob Parks - Monday, January 31, 2011 - Full Story

Rethink Pervasive Government Role in Mortgage Markets: C.D. Howe Institute

Toronto, – The federal government’s role in mortgage markets is pervasive and should be scaled back, while encouraging more competition in the mortgage insurance business, according to a study released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “What Governments Should Do in Mortgage Markets,” author Finn Poschmann, Vice President, Research, at the Institute, notes that the mortgage insurance book of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, CMHC, which is a Crown agency, now backstops mortgage lending equivalent to more than 30 percent of gross domestic product. While the net exposure is less than this, the arrangement subjects Canadian taxpayers to large, ill-defined risks. Poschmann suggests several steps to manage these risks better.

By C.D. Howe Institute - Monday, January 31, 2011 - Full Story

Inhofe Welcomes Boxer Commitment to Hold EPW Hearing on Ethanol

Excerpt: “Inhofe again stepped up his efforts against ethanol after the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to allow gasoline that contains more than 10 percent ethanol to be sold for newer model passenger vehicles. He believes he has won a commitment from Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, to hold a hearing on ethanol. ‘We are rolling. We are going to get this done,’ said Inhofe, the panel’s top Republican. A date for that hearing has not been announced…Inhofe has warned that the EPA is pushing too much ethanol too fast…”—Tulsa World

By EPW Blog - Monday, January 31, 2011 - Full Story

The Muslim Brotherhood: the enemy in its own words

As Egypt lurches towards the end of Hosni Mubarak’s regime, one way or another - by “an orderly transition to democratic rule” (as Hillary Clinton delicately puts it), through violent overthrow or simply through the demise of the ailing 82-year-old president - much is unclear. One thing that should not be is that the Muslim Brotherhood is our enemy, and whatever role it plays in Egypt’s future will be to our detriment.

By Frank Gaffney Jr. - Monday, January 31, 2011 - Full Story

FOB Salerno Soldiers pay silent tribute to 9/11

KHOWST PROVINCE – A color guard of Soldiers from Co B, 404th CAB raised a flag up the flagpole at FOB Salerno. It’s an act performed everyday by U.S. Soldiers across Afghanistan and, indeed, across the world.

By Guest Column ~Army Spc. Tobey White, TF Duke- Monday, January 31, 2011 - Full Story