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Archive for July 24th, 2011

Respecting the oaf of office

Posted by Charles II on July 24, 2011

Via Avedon, this article from Bloomberg:

Gov. Scott Walker’s administration is working on finalizing a plan to close as many as 10 offices where people can obtain driver’s licenses in order to expand hours elsewhere and come into compliance with new requirements that voters show photo IDs at the polls.

One Democratic lawmaker said Friday it appeared the decisions were based on politics, with the department targeting offices for closure in Democratic areas and expanding hours for those in Republican districts.

This sounds like a criminal offense, using the power of office to make voting hard for your political opponents. If it’s not, it ought to be.

If the Democrats don’t focus on defending the vote, and they won’t, 2012 will be stolen.

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The greasy pole

Posted by Charles II on July 24, 2011

Reuters:

OPEC’s proven crude oil reserves rose 12.1 percent in 2010 to 1.19 trillion barrels led by Venezuela, which has surpassed Saudi Arabia as the group’s largest reserves holder, OPEC said in its Annual Statistical Bulletin.

This is heavy oil in the Orinoco basin, not so easy to exploit. And a rise in reserves may not translate into a rise in production, given that Iran’s oil production is falling due to sanctions and Canada’s production from tar sands has serious environmental costs.

One can predict that the US will do everything it can to wrest control of Venezuela from the Socialists.

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Norwegian Media: Breivik Part Of International Right-Wing Extremist Group

Posted by Phoenix Woman on July 24, 2011

So much for the “lone nut” theory that’s always dragged out and dusted off whenever a right-winger commits an act of terror. That construct is no longer operative, to paraphrase Ron Ziegler.

Ketil B. Stensrud, who has written for the UK’s Independent and Daily Mirror and has a wealth of Norwegian media experience, posted the following on Twitter (if you’re not familiar with Twitter, start from the bottom and read upwards):

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..on Monday to be open for world media, so that he can ‘reveal all’. Strong suspicion of OSL/Utøya operation being funded by intnl n.work.
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Ketil B. Stensrud
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..belongs to an international network of right-wing extremists. He’s planned his actions for a long time, and has requested the hearing ..
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Ketil B. Stensrud
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Pulled over in my car to tweet this.. BREAKING: Breivik’s attorney has, in a radio interview with NRK, confirmed that his client (cont)

And not too long ago, he posted this:

Ketil B. Stensrud
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Police: “Raid in east Oslo linked with new intel suggesting that gunman also owned this particular flat. Six detained, all released w/o bail

Of course, now that Breivik’s been shown to be part of an international right-wing extremist group and that he very likely had help in the planning of his terror attacks, expect the US media to quickly drop this story.  Terrorism is only terrorism if brown-skinned non-Christians do it, as far as the GOP/Media Complex is concerned.

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