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I focus on investments in the oil & gas sector with an eye for dividend income and long-term capital appreciation. I typically allocate a portion of my own portfolio and devote some of my Seeking Alpha articles to small and medium sized companies offering compelling risk/reward propositions.... More
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  • August Foreign Oil Bill 8 comments
    Sep 10, 2009 3:33 PM
    From Boone Pickens' email today:

    "In August alone we imported 355 million barrels of oil and sent $25.2 billion overseas – the most spent on foreign oil out of any month this year." 

    How President Obama, Energy Secretary Chu, and Congress (let alone Bernanke and Geitner) can be "agnostic" about natural gas transportation in face of this monthly bill is truly amazing. Their being asleep at the switch means a dire future due to America's continued addiction and dependence upon foreign oil. Amazing. Just amazing. Not to mention moronic, sad, unpatriotic, and unconscionable.
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  • one eye
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    Here you Go Michael:

     

    seekingalpha.com/artic...

     

    This is a John Peterson Article, you have 2 comments toward the end.

     

    Read them: 5 million reduction by Carter not a 50% reduction.

     

    I want an apology.
    11 Sep 2009, 12:08 AM Reply Like
  • one eye
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    Here's the other link to your other "I Never said":

     

    seekingalpha.com/artic...

     

    SkipinCA: after a cup of coffee, i realized my previous response to you:
    "the US has all the reserves it needs, but if we can get it cheaper from canada or LNG fine" seems quite hypocritical without explanation, i.e. it sounds as though i am supporting a switch from foreign oil addiction to foreign natural gas addiction. for the record, i am not. however, we need to be realistic here. i don't think a US natural gas transportation policy works without Alaskan nat gas. BP and COP have decided on a pipeline versus LNG, and i suppose they know best. the pipeline is projected to be completed in 2018."

     

    I want an apology for this as well:" i don't think a US natural gas transportation policy works without Alaskan nat gas."

     

    .
    11 Sep 2009, 12:17 AM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    Right there in his comments to to his article.

     

    What aggravates me most is this quote from the article itself.

     

    "The US government should give incentives by way of low interest loans in order to insure the trans-Canadian Alaskan to lower-48 natural gas pipeline(s) be built at an accelerated pace"

     

    That's exactly what the Hosue of Representative Clowns tried to do. Everyone is entitled ... but that's just another big-oil giveaway, in my opinion.

     

    HardToLove

     

    On Sep 11 12:17 AM one eye wrote:

     

    > Here's the other link to your other "I Never said":
    >
    > seekingalpha.com/artic...
    >
    >
    > SkipinCA: after a cup of coffee, i realized my previous response
    > to you:
    > "the US has all the reserves it needs, but if we can get it cheaper
    > from canada or LNG fine" seems quite hypocritical without explanation,
    > i.e. it sounds as though i am supporting a switch from foreign oil
    > addiction to foreign natural gas addiction. for the record, i am
    > not. however, we need to be realistic here. i don't think a US natural
    > gas transportation policy works without Alaskan nat gas. BP and COP
    > have decided on a pipeline versus LNG, and i suppose they know best.
    > the pipeline is projected to be completed in 2018."
    >
    > I want an apology for this as well:" i don't think a US natural gas
    > transportation policy works without Alaskan nat gas."
    >
    >
    >
    > .
    11 Sep 2009, 06:03 AM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    On Sep 14 09:43 PM Michael Fitzsimmons wrote:

     

    ><snip>
    > HT Love: if you would rather congress spend money on executive bonuses,
    > and taking over companies and continuing it's massive drift toward
    > fascism instead of solving our foreign oil addiction, then i am GLAD
    > you are aggravated.

     

    OK. Changing the subject to ignore the issue is a crappy tactic. I don't recall any place that I touched upon "rather congress spend money on executive bonuses" at all, so your attempted diversion away from a *possibly* valid issue is fruitless.

     

    I've noted these sorts of mis-direction tactics from you in the past and that is why I have not wasted my time commenting on articles and comments you have posted after our first encounter. It's a shame because I would have enjoyed engaging in what *might* have been an otherwise thoroughly enjoyable and productive discussion.

     

    In my mention that I believed the pipeline to be another boondoggle to benefit big oil, I did not link you to that in any way, other than the fact that you explicitly supported the construction of the pipeline, per your instablog. That neither explicitly nor implicitly assigns benefitting big oil as your goal or responsibility, so your response certainly seems inappropriate and sounds to me like a defensive reaction to a percieved (incorrectly) personal attack.

     

    If you think that the supplies and ability to develop them and the needed infrastructure are not available in the lower 48, I'll be glad to listen, consider and respond in a civil manner, as I had done with you in the past. I expect the same respectful behavior from you and I will not engage if your responses rely upon typical manipulative techniques to promote your point of view, rather than allowing reasoned intellectual examination of issues and techniques among (possible) peers..

     

    Otherwise, STFU, because infantile behavior such as you have exhibited waste my, and your, time.

     

    In good cheer,
    HardToLove
    14 Sep 2009, 11:12 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    Correction: I forgot that I had posted a couple more times to you before I recognized your behavior.

     

    HardToLove

     

    On Sep 14 11:12 PM H. T. Love wrote:

     

    > On Sep 14 09:43 PM Michael Fitzsimmons wrote:
    14 Sep 2009, 11:22 PM Reply Like
  • one eye
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    I've post your original attack on various Instablogs Mr. Fitzsimmons, Altering your words in your comment above is not AN Acceptable Apology.

     

    I repeat Altering the Words of a comment to Erase an Attack is Not An Acceptable Apology.

     

    The Original "Cancerous Black Hole of a Human Being" has been removed in its entirety. Is This the Way, your whole Energy Plan is being Promoted. You are Allowed to Change your Statements, so That They do not come Back to Haunt You???

     

    Do you actually believe that Other Blogs will not pick up on your Misdeeds?
    16 Sep 2009, 12:12 PM Reply Like
  • one eye
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    "you don't like that. all you offer is critcism. you have nothing positive or new to contribute. you're a black hole of negativity and obviously have nothing better to do with your life than examine every word i have ever written. you're pathetic"

     

    I'm still a "Black Hole and pathetic" to boot?

     

    You haven't offered anything new, you refuse to look at New technologies and yet you constantly berate me.

     

    Michael, I continuously post something New on the Alt. Energy Front, on Hydrogen buses, Nuclear energy, Proven Clean Coal Technologies and the Names of the Companies with that Technology. I've provided numerous Links, to Articles and Engineering Forums.

     

    On the Other Hand, you continue to Alter and Try to Alter what you have said in the Past.
    16 Sep 2009, 10:41 PM Reply Like
  • one eye
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    Like I said, this time around you are going to have to wipeout all traces:

     

    On Sep 16 10:47 PM optionsgirl wrote:

     

    > One Eye: My comment was removed. I want you to know that I did respond
    > when he called you a black cancerous hole. Sep 16 11:00 PM |Report abuse| Link | Reply 00

     

    Wow, what else do you have to show?
    17 Sep 2009, 02:51 AM Reply Like
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