Thursday, April 10, 2014

U.S. House Panel Votes To Speed Up Gas Exports To Allies

As Americans continue to pay record prices for gas under the guise of dependency on foreign as a "national security" issue

PRESS TV
04/09/2014

A US House of Representatives subcommittee passed a bill on Wednesday that calls for expediting liquefied natural gas exports to US allies.

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n a 15-11 vote, the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Energy and Power passed the bill which was proposed by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) after the crisis in Ukraine highlighted the country’s dependence on Russian gas. 
 
 
Obama's big oil cronies continue to rape and pillage Americans
Gardner has said that not passing the bill would be similar to “hanging up on a 911 call.”

On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the Ukrainian government to come to the negotiating table over its unpaid energy bills.

Putin said he had asked Moscow’s energy giant, Gazprom, to refrain from taking drastic measures against Ukraine until consultations are held between Moscow and Kiev.


In case the two sides fail to resolve the issue, the Russian gas giant has been ordered to receive payments for its gas supplies a month before deliveries are made to Ukraine.

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama and his administration officials have assured Washington’s European allies that they will receive as much natural gas from the US as they need. 
 
 
Oil companies taking record profits while exporting U.S. gas
After a meeting with European leaders in Brussels, Belgium, on March 26, Obama said future US natural gas exports to Europe can reduce US allies’ dependence on Russian gas. 
 
Obama said Washington would be able to export as much natural gas a day to Europe as the continent uses each day. 
 


“The United States is blessed with some additional energy sources that have been developed in part because of new technologies, and we've already licensed, authorized the export of as much natural gas each day as Europe uses each day,” he said.

Last week, also in Brussels, US Secretary of State John Kerry said, “Our new capacities as a gas producer and the approval of seven export licenses is going to help supply gas to global markets, and we look forward to doing that starting in 2015. And we will supply more gas than all of Europe consumes today.” 
 
 
 However, a Foreign Policy report shows Obama and Kerry’s comforting messages to Washington’s European allies are either miscalculations or a deliberate refusal to underscore the two key words “by tanker.”

According to Foreign Policy, the 28 member states of the European Union consumed about 44.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in 2013. Europe imported only 4.6 billion cubic feet of the natural gas it consumed per day in 2013 in the form of liquefied gas aboard massive tankers, which is the way US companies can export natural gas to Europe.


The US Department of Energy has already approved seven natural gas terminals which could export a total of about 9.2 billion cubic feet a day. The department is considering whether to approve the construction of 30 other plants that would, in theory, allow US firms to export nearly 27 billion cubic feet a day more to EU countries. 
 
 
 

Moreover, the Foreign Policy report says, Europe is unlikely to be able to buy future American gas because US firms have already signed long-term contracts with Asian countries.

ISH/ISH




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BREAKING : House Ways And Means Committee Votes To Refer Lois Lerner For Criminal Charges

Lerner should now be compelled to testify without immunity in any form

TOWN HALL
By Katie Pavlich
04/10/2014

The House Ways and Means Committee has voted to 23-14 along party lines to refer former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner to the Justice Department for prosecution. 
 
 
Not above the law:  Lois Lerner
Although the details about exactly what charges will be have not yet been released, lawmakers are arguing Lerner has not been truthful with Congress or the IRS inspector general and leaked confidential tax information.

Last time a referral like this happened, it was to Major League Baseball player Roger Clemens, who was pursued by the Department of Justice for lying to Congress but was exonerated in court. 
 
 


This is a test for the Department of Justice and the Obama administration. What's more important? Baseball and steroids? Or the most powerful federal agency abusing its power to target innocent conservative groups?

 
Holder will now be forced to act or be impeached for cause
Last summer President Obama called the targeting "outrageous" and promised to hold people responsible and accountable for what happened. If the Justice Department refuses to pursue charges against Lerner, it's fair to say one reason is because they don't want information leading back to the administration coming out in court. 
 


Tomorrow the House Oversight Comittee will vote on whether to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress.





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Obama, MSM Desecreate Memories Of Fallen Soldiers At White House Hijacked Ft. Hood Ceremony

Obama and his crew of sycophantic soldier-killers in a despicable, White House PR driven stunt designed to usurp the pain and horror of the survivors to divert responsibility for these needless deaths that were entirely preventable:  CNN, Fox News, MSM corporate vultures on hand to bleed every last drop of blood, devastation from victims and their families

THE 5TH ESTATE
By Robert S. Finnegan
04/10/2014

Today Ft. Hood soldiers and families of the most recent Ft. Hood mass-shooting witnessed the disgusting spectacle of their "Commander in Chief" Barak Hussein Obama, an individual who has never seen a day of military service or worn the uniform of our armed forces hijacking their memorial service in order to spew White House PR propaganda and lies in a disgraceful attempt to deflect responsibility from himself and base commander Mark Milley for this preventable tragedy.


Obama:  Fake sympathy
Once again, Obama and his war shills cry fake crocodile tears for our dead as the cameras roll and CNN, Fox News and other "mainstream media" vultures gasp and swoon with fake patriotism and sympathy while their ratings spike once again dripping with the blood of our fallen military servicemen and women.

Obama campaigned on the promise of  bringing our military home from the illegal, immoral wars of Iraq and Afghanistan and as with every promise he has ever issued, it was broken resulting in the additional, preventable deaths and maimings of thousands of Americans.  He and he alone bears the ultimate responsibility for each and every military death in these illegal oil and resource wars of occupation.


The vomit inducing spectacle of toady Ft. Hood military officers attempting to cover their own asses for their dereliction of duty once again by quoting patriots from our glorious history surpassed and amplified the outrage and disgust at the usurping of this preventable tragedy for political gain and attempted cover-up.


True colors: Mark Milley laughs at Ft. Hood press conference
Fox News fraud Gretchen Carlson goes so far as to suggest soldiers now carry firearms to gun each other down while on duty in CONUS, as redneck shill Shepard Smith huffs and puffs fake fear while labeling this tragedy an "act of terrorism."  

Neil Cavuto then one-ups them by "interviewing" one Army "Sgt. Meyer" to smear all PTSD rated veterans on camera by suggesting they are faking it. 



Sgt. Meyer behaves and mugs for the cameras as if he was one of the individuals dredged out of U.S. jails and prisons and allowed into the military on a "moral waiver," yet another obscene attack on the integrity and Honor of our armed forces and especially our Veterans.


Fox News whore Gretchen Carlson
CNN frauds posing as journalists continue to screech in hysteria about "terror plots," endlessly linking this tragedy to the Nidal Hasan terrorist shootings in a further attempt to propagate needless public fear while diverting responsibility from Obama and Milley and this newest Ft. Hood shooter's chain of command.

Not one "mainstream media" prostitute addressed the real issue of the shooter's already diagnosed and documented mental health problems, the fact that he had requested and been denied leave on the very day of the shootings (that in itself would have prevented these senseless murders), the fact that the Ft. Hood military psychiatrists had been dragging their feet at rating the gunman for his obvious PTSD for over a YEAR and the fact that they had been made fully aware that this soldier was a walking time bomb.


Fox News blowjobberall Shepard Smith
No one has addressed the reality that the base commander, his psychiatrists and the shooter's chain of command bear full responsibility for his rampage under the UCMJ.  Instead, they once more resort to the cowardly Bush/Rovian tactics of smearing and burying the gunman in an acalanche of character assassination and any dirt they can dig up on him, to further confuse and obfuscate the real issue of responsibility for this SECOND Ft. Hood mass murder that was entirely preventable were it not for the dereliction of duty by his immediate commanders and Mark Milley.


Obama has one more used our dead military personnel to divert and distract from the scandals of IRSGate, NSAGate, BenghaziGate and now CIAGate where his CIA committed acts of TREASON in spying on Congress in clear violation of U.S. law along with the destruction of Bush era torture memos and evidence, scandals that will result in his eventual impeachment and imprisonment.


Fox News fraud  fruitcake Neil Cavuto
 The White House criminals have outdone themselves once again in a filthy, disgusting attempt to upstage what should have been a private memorial ceremony for the Brothers, Sisters and families of our fallen soldiers instead of a sickening attempted political sanitization of those who should be in the spotlight and on the hook for this deplorable invident.  




Obama, Milley and the Ft. Hood chain of command are responsible for this tragedy and the resulting needless deaths, and we shall not forget - or forgive.

Following the ceremony and instead of remaining to comfort the victims and their families, Obama jetted off to two fundraisers in Texas that were obviously more important than the deaths of our military personnel.

The 5th Estate conveys it's most heartfelt sorrow and sympathies to the victims and families.


Robert S. Finnegan is a retired investigative journalist, licensed legal investigator, journalism professor and United States Marine Corps NCO.  He resides permanently in Indonesia with his spouse Imas Kurniawati-Finnegan.


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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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UPDATED 01/07/2015 : New Analysis Challenges Tamiflu Efficacy; Hong Kong Corona Virus Outbreak

UPDATED 01/07/2015 : FOX NEWS CORPORATE PHARMA SHILL MEGAN KELLY AND FOX NEWS QUACK DOCTOR NOW PUSHING TAMIFLU FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN;

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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