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Forum Post: Anyone interested in rebutting some BS/propaganda or wrong thinking of government?

Posted 1 year ago on June 18, 2012, 5:24 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN
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June 18, 2012

Dear Dan:

Thank you for writing. I appreciate hearing from you, and I share the vision of millions of Americans who want to take control of our Nation’s energy future. My Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy is about developing every source of American energy—a strategy aimed at saving families and businesses money at the pump by reducing our reliance on foreign oil, expanding oil and gas production, and positioning the United States as the global leader in clean energy.

Just like last year, gas prices are climbing across our country, and we are experiencing another painful reminder of why developing new sources of energy is so critical to our future. When gas prices go up, everyone is impacted, and Americans have to stretch their paychecks even further.

The hard truth is there are no overnight solutions to our energy challenges. The only way to deal with this problem is through a sustained, serious, all-of-the-above approach. Under my Administration, American oil production is at its highest level in 8 years, and we are now less reliant on foreign oil than in any of the past 16 years. We have more working oil and gas rigs than the rest of the world combined, and we have opened up millions of new acres for oil and gas exploration where appropriate and where it can be done safely. My Administration has also approved dozens of new pipelines to move oil around, including from Canada, which will help create jobs and encourage more energy production. Thanks to our Nation’s booming oil production, more efficient vehicles, and a world-class refining sector that last year was a net exporter for the first time in 60 years, we cut net imports by 10 percent—or a million barrels a day—in the last year alone.

My Administration will continue to look for every way we can help consumers—from relieving distribution bottlenecks to ensuring speculators do not take advantage of volatility in the oil markets. To decrease our dependence on foreign oil, we established the toughest new efficiency standards for cars and trucks in history. These fuel economy standards will double the fuel efficiency of our cars and light trucks by the middle of the next decade, which means filling up your car every two weeks instead of every week.

But as a country that has 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves but consumes 20 percent of the world’s oil, we cannot just drill our way to lower gas prices. The United States leads the world in natural gas production, with reserves that can last nearly 100 years—a supply that can power our cars, homes, and factories in a cleaner and cheaper way, and one that experts believe will support more than 600,000 jobs by the end of the decade. However, we must utilize this reserve without putting the health and safety of Americans at risk. That is why, for the first time ever, I am requiring all companies drilling for gas on public lands to disclose the chemicals they use.

Thanks in part to my Administration’s investments in clean energy—the largest in American history—the United States has nearly doubled renewable energy generation from wind, solar, and geothermal sources, and thousands of Americans now have jobs as a result. By cooperating with the private sector, we have positioned our country to be the world’s leading manufacturer of the high-tech batteries that will power the next generation of American cars. I have repeatedly called on Congress to stop giving away $4 billion a year in oil subsides to an industry that has never been more profitable, and instead to pass clean energy tax credits to cultivate a market for innovation in clean energy technology. And I have directed the Department of the Interior to allow the development of enough clean energy on public lands to power three million homes. The United States military—the largest energy consumer in the world—is also doing its part, making one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history.

Securing our Nation’s energy future is one of the major challenges of our time, and will require the efforts of our brightest scientists and most creative companies. Americans must summon the spirit of optimism and the willingness to tackle tough problems that led previous generations to meet the challenges of their times. My Administration is making a serious, sustained commitment to tackling these problems, and I encourage you to learn more about our efforts at www.WhiteHouse.gov/energy.

Thank you, again, for writing.

Sincerely,

Barack Obama


If you would like to contact the President:

http://www.barackobama.com/contact-us/ or email info2012@barackobama.com

You can also make contact here:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments

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[-] 2 points by francismjenkins (3713) 1 year ago

In other words, let's try to outplay republicans at their own game, in the mean while, Portugal now generates half its electricity from renewable sources (so it's clearly technologically possible), electric and hybrid cars exist (but there's no support for those vehicles, so sales are low), global warming is exceedingly becoming an acute problem, and here's our great President actually bragging about how much he's bending over backwards to help out the oil industry, oh and btw, I'm quite sure that response is merely a boiler plate form letter (where they just insert a name, maybe even automatically without a human being ever actually reading the letter, and yes, a good software platform can do that).

That letter just made more pissed at Obama.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Absolutely - and I think that we should let him know that his propaganda is weak. His energy policy with LNG/fracking and Clean-coal/NOT is bullshit and that in pursuing them he is threatening our lives and our future.

[-] 1 points by francismjenkins (3713) 1 year ago

Right, and even more than that ... the extent to which Obama has capitulated to republican mantra (and agenda) is just surreal (I'm at a loss of words). I never put much stock in the hope and change routine (slogans like that are obvious political bullshit), but I didn't expect such a complete double cross. I'm usually more cynical than most, but I must say, Obama took me by surprise (he may be more of a Machiavellian than even Clinton was, if that's possible).

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yeah - pissed me off too. I asked him when he was gonna make the announcement of the incorporation of the USA and announce our new name - The Incorporated States of North America.

[-] 1 points by francismjenkins (3713) 1 year ago

You know, leaving arguments about the merits of capitalism aside for a moment, this isn't even capitalism, this is cronyism and corruption (pure and simple). The only difference between Obama and Bush so far, is Obama seems a little less trigger happy, but I don't think that represents any inherent reluctance on Obama's part to slaughter people, it seems more like a continuum in neocon strategy (sort of like a good cop bad cop routine).

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Playing to an audience - how much can the masses be manipulated to accept if it seems in opposition to the right wing. How much can the masses be manipulated if they think it is in opposition to the left wing.

Time to tell them we aint buyin it anymore - none of it.

[-] 2 points by francismjenkins (3713) 1 year ago

Fuck telling Obama shit. If he wants to talk to me (and I'm sure he doesn't) I was in the Army for 9 years, they know where I live.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Not Obama - government and the corpoRations and the American people.

We aint buyin into no more propaganda - no more lip service - no more listen to what I say don't pay attention to what I do.

[-] 1 points by francismjenkins (3713) 1 year ago

I mean, they can watch protest rallies (and we can safely assume they're aware of what's going on, even if it's under reported by the press).

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Why leave them with any peace - flood their miserable lives with noise.

[-] -1 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

The kind of advice that only a forum troll like you would give, DKAtoday...

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Big Bad tryin to pwotect his gubbywubby? and hisens wittle copoRations too? How vewy vewy sweetums of hisum.

[-] 0 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

People, People, People! Screw this reverse psychology "Time to tell them this" and "Time to tell them that" brainwashing! It is not intended to let them know they answer to you (they don't): It is intended to condition you to pleading to them.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Living in opposite world Butt?

[-] 0 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

Did Matt the Moron assist you with this composition, Danny Boy?

[-] -1 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

"Fuck telling Obama shit". Fuckin' a...

[-] -1 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

People, People, People! Screw this reverse psychology "Time to tell them this" and "Time to tell them that" brainwashing! It is not intended to let them know they answer to you (they don't): It is intended to condition you to pleading to them.

[-] -1 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

People, People, People! Screw this reverse psychology "Let Him Know This" and "Tell Obama That" brainwashing! It is not intended to let him know he answers to you (he doesn't): It is intended to condition you to pleading to him.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Truly?

Is that how you feel?

Then why even bother trolling with your comments?

If it is all non-sense - why do you even care?

realitycheckButtBrucie.

[-] -2 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

You comment here is nonsense, DKAtoday. You "earned" 9205 forum groupthink points posting childish nonsense like this? That stat should have the moderators and members of this forum burying their heads in shame...

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Brucie you are really hung up over the idea of score - you should get together with trashy as he also has a hang-up over score as well. You could con-soul each other - maybe you two would develop a real relationship and then your lives (?) would not be so empty.

[-] -1 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

Why do you keep calling me names that aren't mine, DKAtoday? Don't bother to answer, as the question was rhetorical. Your posts here are a waste of digital space, Dan, and I hear you don't amount to much in the flesh either...

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Are you a woman?

I don't think you are as women are not stupid.

Anyway Don't be hurt but I can not return your affection as I love women.

Trashy might take you on though you have so much in common.

So though I can understand your hard-on for me - it just aint gonna happen.

[-] 0 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

It's been my experience that forum trolls like you can't beat their way out of wet paper sacks in real life but feel big and bad while cloaked in digital anonymity. I suggest you keep in mind that anonymity is only permanent for those that take it to their grave...

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Big bad IronButt is you tryen ta scares me?

OH - NO - I don't think I can handle the stress.

You really should hook-up with trashy - you could tell each other scary story's then comfort one another. You two were made for each other.

[-] 0 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

I would advise you to know who you're attacking before you attack them, DKAtoday. But forum trolls like you always learn that lesson the hard way...

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Seriously quit tryin to hump my leg - go hook up with trashy as he is lonely just like you.

[-] -1 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

Pitiful... Absolutely pitiful...

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yes you really are - I know you have a fixation but really.

[-] 0 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

The only difference between forum trolls like you and shit-their-britches babies is that babies can't type.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

OH-NO - WHO IS YOU TINK YOU IS? Get offa my leg you horny little bastard.

[-] 1 points by Shule (1554) 1 year ago

Wow, so much for the environment; the hell with the Sierra club.

George Bush did say " America is addicted to oil. We must increase supply!"

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yep - they are out to screw the world in a major way.

[-] -1 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

And showering them with online petitions, letters and emails won't slow'em down by so much as a second, Troll.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Is that why you are so concerned? For wittle ol me? How sweet. But quit tryin to hump my leg.

[-] 0 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

People, People, People! Screw this reverse psychology "Time to tell them this" and "Time to tell them that" brainwashing! It is NOT intended to let them know they answer to you (they don't): It is intended to condition you to pleading to them.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Sure sure - like you - I mean a masochist hates a spanking and loves tender quiet moments of reflection?

[-] 0 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

Meaningless drivel, DKAtoday, like virtually all of your Troll posts.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

HeywrongwayButtBrucie. You are trollin me, like a love sick schoolboy who has been rejected you are now angry and gonna punish.

Luck with that psycho.

Quit tryin to hump my leg.

No holding your breath and turning blue will not help.

Go play in traffic - take trashy with you.

[-] 0 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

Meaningless drivel, DKAtoday, like virtually all of your Troll posts.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

That is too funny...

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[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

The United States leads the world in natural gas production, with reserves that can last nearly 100 years—a supply that can power our cars

Frack ?

Labyrinth lipy of the Bog of eternal stench

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yes - fucking fracking. Great way to protect the environment - Hey?

People seriously - send in your thoughts on this BS propaganda.

Spread the word call out all bullshit all wrong thinking.

Send an open letter copy it out here and to social media.

[-] -1 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

People, People, People! Screw this reverse psychology "Tell Obama This" and "Tell Obama That" brainwashing! It is not intended to let him know he answers to you (he doesn't): It is intended to condition you to pleading to him.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

Nobody uses bold anymore.

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Wow - corpoRat Shill - you really do not like the idea of people sounding off directly to their ( "THEIR" ) government.

Does it scare you to think that if enough mail volume was achieved that they might have to rethink their position?

Or are you afraid that by contacting government and receiving no respect that the population might really start working on addressing and fixing government.

BTW - your text yelling? - still very funny.

[-] 1 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

The only people listening to you, DKAtoday, are the ones who have no clue and don't want one. When a politician gets a check for a million dollars with a service request attached and a milllion letters/emails giving him lip about it, the complainers get back lip and the payer gets back service.

"Afraid?" Bullshit. As V said, "People should not be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people."

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

So go for it ButtonomousBruciemax.

Sound off - you enjoy beating a dead horse into hamburger - take it out on D gubmint.

[-] -3 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

More lies from DKAtoday: As I suspect you knew before you posted it, your posting here is a standardized email reply filled with corporate fascist puppet Obama propaganda that has been plastered all over the Internet, many of the sentences plucked directly from his 8th-grade targeted SOTU:

http://tinyurl.com/8xhmtke

It is a political PR masterpiece in that it contains few provable lies but a multitude of half-truths. I challenge any and all who might care one way or the other to dissect this steaming pile of BS and test the claims - one at a time - via web search. That may require missing a few frames of Dancing With The Stars or Hillbilly Handfishing, but I guarantee it will be a better investment than your latest slave-manufactured smartphone purchase.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Shit-head this is the propaganda message sent to me in response to one of my open letters - my guess would be in response to my letter - there is no such thing as clean coal.

The purpose of posting this reply from the government is to show what their response was.

I am inviting one and all to call them out on it.

Screw up your courage and reply to them with what you think of their propaganda.

[+] -4 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

You are PART of their propaganda, DKAtoday.

I don't THINK that. I KNOW that.

You have been assigned to pollute this forum with pro-regime partisan propaganda. I have taken it upon myself to neutralize your lies.

AND I WILL...

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Trashy? ButtBrucie? I don't care which as you are both lame dead horse beaters.

Anyway - FUCK-OFF.

[-] -2 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

Trashy Butt who? Ad hominem attacks come quickly from propaganda professionals and as a last resort from pathetic losers.

WHICH ARE YOU, DKATODAY?

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Neither as it is you who is attacking me - shit-head.

So you studied BS as a major and that is now your current profession?

Well just as well you didn't try to study anything useful - as you suck at what you do - but you are not likely to cause any damage.

[-] -1 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

Obviously the best way to hang you, DKAtoday, is to hand you the rope...

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Fine you do that - now run along like a good little shill and play in traffic.

Or better yet - respond to the propaganda in the letter posted above. Send your heart(?) felt thoughts to the pres and the rest of the US government.

Or would that be out of your league?

[-] -1 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

You don't truly expect anyone with an IQ higher than Dubya's to buy your BS, do you DKAtoday? You're either a poser, a plant, or both. That much has been proven.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

quiet foot stool

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Sorry photosynthesis is not my thing and no I have never stood in front of an art class.

[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

if I had a nickle every time I read an accusation

and lost a nickle every time the claim of the accusations

I'd be rich

[-] 0 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

You challenge Google Results, moron, not me:

http://tinyurl.com/8xhmtke

Afraid to click a Tiny URL? No problem! Enter it here:

http://longurl.org

[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

my fingers

[-] -1 points by RealityCheckReDKA (-22) 1 year ago

are where, moron? inserted in your orifices?