VIDEOS: A 13 Year Old Grades Obama and Romney – Our Future Generation Nails It!

My faith and hope in our country has been renewed!  Meet Jenny Cantrell, a 13-year-old student who held Obama and Romney to the same grading system she and her fellow students are required to meet.  She graded them on the economy, business, Obamcare, energy, national debt, and national security.  Jenny’s youth and inexperience in politics kept her open-minded and analytical.

 

Her teachers and parents should be proud!  She is our hope!

 

 

Excellent job Jenny!  After her stint as ‘Teacher for the Day’ Jenny made a follow-up video regarding the auto bailout, unions, the debates, taxes, redistribution of wealth, and the candidates’ values.  She nailed those too!

 

 

H/T Swiss Defence League

Top Seven Reasons to Re-Elect Obama…..

Just counting the days until November 6, 2012!

Very good video by Natural News highlighting Fast and Furious, Genetically Modified Foods, Vaccinations, Big Brother and Farmers, and Free Education!

“If I Wanted America to Fail”…..I would continue on the path we are on!

This excellent and insightful video explains, in detail, steps required to ‘fundamentally transform America’ and set us up for failure – steps the current Obama regime have been initiating and implementing for the last three years!  Free market is failing, our housing market is failing, jobs are failing, the economy is failing, education is failing, energy independence is failing, and soon our new heavily taxed health care program will fail.  If America fails, the world will soon follow!  Please watch and please share!

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Can President Obama Name ONE Clean Energy Success?

By via Heritage Action

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UPDATE 4-20-12: First Solar, which received $1.46 billion in loan guarantees, announced on Tuesday that it will lay off another 2,000 employees. In December, the company announced it would lay off 100 employees. The Export-Import bank also subsidizes First Solar.

UPDATE 4-10-12: The Willard & Kelsey Solar Group claimed they only received money from Ohio taxpayers. The Ohio-based solar company has gone bankrupt, and according to Recovery.gov (the website set up so that taxpayers could track the money they spent in the “stimulus”) they actually received $6 million from U.S. taxpayers thanks to President Obama’s “green” energy loan program. The company received this money, despite recording just over $500,000 in revenue in 2009 (which was a grant from the state) and a loss of $4.2 million. Money well spent!

UPDATE 4-5-12: A123 Systems, an electric vehicle battery manufacturer which shipped faulty batteries to Fisker Automotive, has seen it’s stock fall to less than $1 and is filing for bankruptcy. It is now fighting a class action lawsuit because of the faulty batteries, charged with deceiving the public, artificially inflating its market price and causing investors to purchase stock at the artificially inflated price. A123 received $279 million from taxpayers thanks to President Obama’s Department of Energy loan guarantees.

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Russia Issues International Arrest Warrant for Convicted Felon George Soros

BY VOLUBRJOTR via 2012 Indy Info

Putin Issues Arrest Warrant for Financial Terrorist George Soros!!

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Soros’ use of these cross-collateralized compounded derivatives utilizing Luxembourg banks violates the terms of the Basil II European Union banking agreement.

The thing that should give pause to the Heads of State Western is like Putin did in freeing Russia from those who wanted to bring the total economic and social collapse and beat up in jail all those who have tried.

Are they influencing Lubawitschern Putin? The fact is that Putin is loyal to Russia and its people, and never allow anyone, even when he is in command in that nation, to sell out his country and into the clutches of the NWO lasciarela. For this he ordered to issue an international arrest warrant against George Soros, who has been caught red-handed as he prepared to send financial aid to what is called opposition in Russia, which recently made the streets in dozens of thousands of people telling lies and misinformation-cheating during the elections.

Now Mr. Soros has little room to continue his dirty games with the speculation that has devastated the entire global financial system, in collaboration Rothschild / Rockefeller and other jackals.

Putin’s speech, which was officially issued by the Russian authorities.

Today it is made public the following statement by the Russian Federation and its Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, has been asked for an arrest warrant against the International Terrorist Finance, the Hungarian currency-Mogul George Soros, the Russian secret serviceshave found that Soros was using foreign currency derivatives with other Danes to start an attack against the Russian Currency Shares in the market.

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It should be noted that Soros was using these derivatives with the help of Luxembourg banks, which is forbidden after the contract was made by the EU called Basel II.

Both the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and European Union have issued an Interpol “Red Notice” which is not only against the immediate arrest of Soros, but also against the Sharks on Finance, Bush, Clinton, criminal organization, Marc Rich and his firm, which is located in Switzerland, the Commodities Broker-Richfield, which is why the Russian Premier Putin has recently met the Chef of the Federal Reserve Bernanke Bermard making clear that the Russian Federation will not accept that such use is made of people like Soros and Rich to commit criminal acts of the derivatives market and Finance, which led to social destabilization across the globe.

Putin will be done and start the hunt for these criminals and their accomplices Bankers Rothschild, Rockefeller.

Turkey does not go down to the will of the West.

The turkey is not associated with the embargo that the U.S. / Israel and the EU have decided to take against Iran, has stated that the turkish government spokesman, adding that since the decision when the embargo will not be officially given by ‘ UN, Turkey will continue to import oil from Iran, since both states have agreed in the contracts they have in common, the spokesman continued his speech, stating that the EU states that have passed the Embargo you are penalized for their own to please the U.S. government without thinking that the reactions of citizens would be contrary to their decisions, this leads to moodiness and social problems (they’re seeing), Iran itself has decided to cut oil supplies to the EU immediately even if they decided that the embargo should be implemented within 6 months from the declaration.

Turkey itself has commercial contracts with Iran, which also consist of providing material for the maintenance of its nuclear plants that are used for electricity and how it is spread by the Western media who write under pressure governments US / Israeli that control them 100%, that Iran is almost ready to build its atomic and therefore always to serve their master without thinking such catastrophic consequences may ensue, to consider that the Obama administration had agreed that the Turkey remained on good terms with Iran, since when “probably” a threat by the Israeli government to influence the upcoming elections for the presidency, has persuaded him to change course.

The Israeli government made the request of the Greek government of Israeli troops to be stationed with the adjacent military airport on the island of Cyprus, makes it clear that diplomacy has no place in the ranks of the Israeli government, for them, there is only violence under the guise of a threat does not exist and with which they would like to take the absolute domination in the Middle East.

.P.S. At this hour the government of Greece is ready to leave the European Union and try to save their nation similar to that which took place in Iceland.

P.P.P.S. This is a direct warning to the privately owned, criminal Federal Reserve:

Any attempt to ‘bail out’ Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan and their bogus credit claims against the nation of Greece using U.S. Taxpayers money will lead to a major response by the U.S. Military.

In closing, a direct message to alleged pResident Barack Hussein Obama-Soetoro:

When you signed the TREASONOUS, UN-Constitutional National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which permanently shredded the U.S. Constitution, you declared war on theAmerican People and forfeited any chance of an alleged re-election.

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H/T Teirrah Warren – thank you!

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Obama’s war on individual liberty

By William Murray via WMD  H/T Leslie Burt

The mandate drafted under Obamacare which forces church organizations to purchase health-care policies that provide for contraceptives and sterilization and abortifacient pills is just one small step toward Barack Obama’s hard-left goal of establishing a centrally planned society. The effect of the health-care mandates is more far-reaching than even critics first reported.

Under Obamacare, standards are set by bureaucrats, and all insurance policies must supply mandated services. Most likely the issue of contraception was the opening shot for Obama and his administration to soften up the opposition. The goal is rationing of care according to the “quality of life.” The quality of life concept is a leftist central planning goal that calls for “defective” babies to be aborted and care to be withheld in end-of-life situations to save government funds. As with central planning in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, health care will be available only for those who can continue to contribute to society. Moral issues are forgotten as they are not central to government.

Most conservatives point to Friedrich von Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom” in the context of defending free enterprise. For example Rep. Paul Ryan is an expert on the works of Hayek and the economists of the Austrian School. But the thrust of “The Road to Serfdom” was not economic, but rather the loss of liberty under central planning. On moral issues Hayek wrote:

“What our generation is in danger of forgetting is not only that morals are of necessity a phenomenon of individual conduct but also that they can exist only in the sphere in which the individual is free to decide for himself and is called upon voluntarily to sacrifice personal advantage to the observance of a moral rule. Outside the sphere of individual responsibility there is neither goodness nor badness, neither opportunity for moral merit nor the chance of proving one’s conviction by sacrificing one’s desires to what one thinks right.”

At its heart Obamacare is a worst-case scenario of central planning, putting aside not only the will of religious organizations, but the self-determination of individuals as well.

There is no law forcing church organizations to supply contraceptives; this provision is not in the massive Obamacare law pushed through by then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Harry Reid. The mandate for contraceptives is a “rule” written by the Health and Human Services Department under the authority of the original bill. Obamacare gives HHS the authority to mandate virtually anything regarding health care. In the extreme, HHS could order that all costly attempts to save premature babies be stopped. Medicare already mandates that costly medical care for the elderly be restricted.

There are lists of approved Medicare services, and doctors may not prescribe anything that is not on that list for Medicare patients. This same central control is now becoming obvious in Obamacare. Central planning is not limited to just ordering individuals to buy insurance.

Going back to Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom”:

“If the law says that such a board or authority may do what it pleases, anything that board or authority does is legal – but its actions are certainly not subject to the Rule of Law. By giving the government unlimited powers, the most arbitrary rule can be made legal; and in this way a democracy may set up the most complete despotism imaginable.”

Pay close attention to this portion of the above quote: “… a democracy may set up the most complete despotism imaginable.”

Canada is defined as a democracy, but there is virtually no freedom of speech in that nation. Individuals have been fined for letters of opinion sent to newspapers. The courts there forced one man who was publicly critical of Islam to work in a mosque as public service. Democracy and liberty are not synonymous. It could be possible for an individual to have greater personal liberty under a monarchy than under a democracy whose bureaucrats have been given unlimited rule-writing powers.

The problem of the loss of liberty through central planning goes beyond Obamacare. Our Congress has abdicated its responsibility in many areas, giving the authority to bureaucrats to write “rules” that have the force of law, “rules” that if violated can bring about not only fines but prison time. The Environmental Protection Agency has jailed innocent land owners for such crimes as cleaning garbage from their property.

Oddly, conservatives have aided in the rush to central planning. Republicans in Congress have sworn off “earmarks,” thus giving Barack Obama and the bureaucrats the full authority to spend trillions of dollars a year as they see fit without congressional oversight. It is now Obama who decides which states get new bridges, not the Congress. Apparently, tea-party members believe that having Obama decide where to spend trillions of dollars is better than the “corruption” of congressmen trying to bring jobs to their districts. The tea party is unwittingly assisting in the creation of even more central planning.

The problem with Obamacare is not Obamacare. The problem stems from both major political parties moving away from the concept of individual liberty and toward central planning, whether it is George W. Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” or Barack Obama’s attempt to control medical care for the entire nation from one central location in Washington, D.C.

We must heed the warnings of Friedrich von Hayek and dismantle the central planning monster we have created in Washington before it devours the last of our liberties.


William J. Murray is the chairman of the Washington, D.C.-based Religious Freedom Coalition and the author of seven books including “My Life Without God,” which chronicles his early life in the home of destructive atheist and Marxist leader Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the woman who filed the lawsuit removing prayer and Bible reading from America’s public schools. Having lived the Ayn Rand lifestyle, he has a unique prospective of the political candidates.

How Unions are Ruining America

by Daniel Brown in Work, May 30, 2010

A union is a group of workers.  Their purpose is to try to gain rights  for the workers by teaming up.  Of  course, this sounds like a worthy cause.  More money for hard working families is a good thing.   Stop!  I do not want to downplay people who work extra hours, scraping  together every penny just to feed their children.  Hard workers are  admirable, but I believe that unions are not.

First of all, I would like to point out America’s most important feature:  liberty.  Liberty means a lot.  It means citizens can do what they see  fit, provided they retain the rights of others.  Liberty means you can  believe what you want, say what you want, and most importantly: do what you  want.  The economy of America is also [supposedly, I feel compelled to add]  a free market.  This means that  people can buy and sell as they please.  It means you can employ or be  employed as you please.  Wait, liberty and a free market gives people the  right to employ as they please?  It gives people the right to work for  whoever they please?  Then how come America forces people in certain  professions to join a union?  If a worker is willing to work, and an  employer is willing to employ, what can stop them from making a contract?   The government can, of course!

So there you have it.  The government removes a significant amount of  freedom by this single requirement.  It is not right to force  someone to join a union.  The only thing the government can force people to  do for no reason is pay taxes.   Anything else the government forces us to do is conditional.  Many people  think we are forced to buy car insurance,  but we are not.  We only have to get car insurance if we choose to own a car and operate it on the  government’s roads.  The government does have that right, because we  use their roads.  That’s fair enough, but the same concept does not apply  in employment.  The government is not working for us when we get hired (as  they are when they maintain public roads) so why do they feel they can  interfere?  They can’t.

This is just the beginning.  The government has no right to endorse  unions, but what is wrong with the unions themselves?  Lots.  First of  all, why do they feel they can demand higher wages?  (Unions also fight for  other benefits, but they all have the same effect in that they cost the employer  more.)  This is greedy.  Almost always, the union’s main goal is to  achieve higher wages and more benefits for less work.  Greed, greed,  greed.  Although these things are pleasing, there is no need for  them.  Many union members believe that they cannot survive without these  things, because goods are expensive, and they have to have food, and a house and  whatnot.  But imagine workers actually worked hard, instead of complaining,  and asking for more money.  Then, the  company would have more money (because they didn’t have to raise their  wages) and more workers (because the worker kept working, and didn’t  strike).  So now, the employer gains a lot.  They have more profit, so  they can lower prices.

A worker might complain though that the company is the greedy one.  Just  because they have more money doesn’t mean  they will lower prices.  They will keep them high to increase their profits  even more.  But this is impossible.  Remember that worker?  The  one who kept working, even with low wages?  He now has less money, so he  can’t buy the product.  The company then has no one to sell to unless they  lower their prices.  But since the wages remained low, and the worker kept  working, they are able to.  They have to, and they can.

You see?  In a truly and fully free market, a natural balance will always occur.  Now this  example is just with one worker and one company, but it would be  widespread.  If everyone worked for whatever wages they could, prices would  easily fall to accommodate less money.  So unions claim they are making  things better.  They claim they are helping people, but they only make  things infinitely more difficult.  Unions, instead of letting each person agree on what is acceptable, they force  everyone to fight for what is unacceptable and unnecessary.

So the existence of unions is plainly pointless, but they don’t just  exist.  Unions also do things.  Often they strike.   Striking is awful in so many ways.  Since the businesses don’t have  workers, their prices are bound to rise.  How does this help the  workers?  It doesn’t.  They have to pay more for things, which makes  the pay raise they’re fighting for useless.  Strikes hurt both the  companies and the employees, but not only the ones involved.  Strikes also  hurt other businesses and other workers.  If one business  is temporarily out of commission, other businesses will have no one to trade with.  They could not buy from or sell to that  business, so then other businesses are at least hurt, possibly worse.   Their employees are in turn dealt the  same hand.  Their employer goes down so the workers suffer, and it could  potentially start a long chain of business injuries.  Strikes hurt consumers just the same.   Prices rise to compensate for the lack of production, and that’s money out of  the consumer’s pocket.  The consumer might then seek a raise from his own  employer.  There’s another deadly chain.

During a strike, the government also limits the number of other workers that  can be brought in.  That is after all, part of the point of picketing  during a strike: to prevent the company from hiring other workers.  But the  government also plays a part in this action.  There are laws that put limits on hiring during a strike.  This  is a massive violation of rights.  Just as before, if people are willing to  work, and the employer will hire them, then they have every right to act.

So unions are entirely uncalled for.  They are just greedy (or lazy)  people who want more stuff.  They hurt both the parties involved as well as  external groups.  And the government supports them!  This is  just so wrong.  Even if unions really did help things, the government needs  to stay out of it.  The only way an economy will really be free is if this  is the case.  Government intervention throws off the natural balance and  hurts everyone.  This is unacceptable.

This is my stand.  Feel free to challenge me, but you will be  wrong.

Read more here.

H/T Gary Donato

Obama’s Team – One Common Denominator

By Marcia Wood via Tea Party Nation

It’s time to find out who is behind Obama; we all know that one man could not single handedly steal 787 billion dollars from us and redistribute it without the assistance and direction of others. Nor could one man increase our National Deficit 5 trillion in 3 years without the help of many, many others.

We know that one man couldn’t stop businesses in their tracks without assistance from the inside. We know that one man couldn’t choreograph the Fast and Furious gun operation, a covert operation that has caused the murder of many innocent human beings.

We know that a man running for his second Presidency term would not turn on the Churches, the military, the tea parties, the States – no one in their right mind would behave in this manner unless there were ulterior motives and he was being controlled, not in control.

Looking back over the past three plus years, it is strange that neither Republicans nor the Democrats monitored our money, nor were any one of them good stewards of the money that we loaned the Government.

From 2008 thru 2011 we watched the Liberal News, the Republicans and the Democrats carefully prepare for the next saga of American under siege. Daily they dressed in their costumes wearing many hats and presented to us a play by play blow as America was being devoured from the inside out.

They distracted us and divided us pitting the poor against the wealthy, races against races throwing in the race card, the Church card, the blame card just for sound and effect.

Obama is the puppet, a creation, a product of many evil puppeteers; he can’t move or breathe without explicit direction and marching orders.

Some call him a Muslim, others an African American, some say he’s a Heinz mixture and none of that really matters now as we head into the 2012 Presidential Election, because he’s never been vetted and no one knows who he really is, where he came from or what he has been doing for the past 50 years.

But, the most important question is this – who is behind the puppet and who pulls the puppet’s strings?

Americans will not find out these answers in the yellow pages, or at Occidental or Columbia colleges. In order to win the fight in “Taking Our Country Back,” we must first know who the enemy is…

The first thing to check out is the people who are in charge of our Federal reserve (Ben Bernanke,) the person in charge of our Treasury (Timothy Geithner,) the Chief Financial Adviser (Larry Summers,) the Chief Political Adviser (David Axelrod,) the Office of Management and Budget (Peter Orszag,) the White House Chief of Staff (Jacob Lew,) Hillary Clinton and the majority of Obama’s Czars; they all have one thing in common.

There is one common denominator that will explain why we hear of a New World Order and a new global regulatory system that would rule the World and why the FEDS remain behind closed doors.

First clue is George Soros and second would be Warren Buffet, the Old Republican Establishment, the Liberal News Media and Democrats can fill in the missing pieces if you but ask them or maybe they’ll turn tail and run.

AMERICA WE ARE CONTROLLED – NOT IN CONTROL

Obama’s Phony Recovery

By Dick Morris

President Obama, faced with no recovery from the recession as he enters an election year, has come up with a handy political gimmick: Fake the statistics.

The economic data that portend recovery are totally and completely inventions of Obama’s political operation. The reality is that no recovery is taking place!

Economist James Fitzgibbon, of the Highlander Fund, explains how cooked the economic statistics on which the president bases his claims of recovery really are.

Begin with “gains” in the stock market. Fitzgibbon explains that they are no indication of changes in the public mood because the public isn’t doing the investing anymore. He notes that HFT (high frequency trade computers) now “account for 80 percent [of the market's] daily business. No one else is left because they lost their money in 2008 and the public has fled the market … Total NYSE volume is 67 percent lower on average than in 2008. Volume is 29 percent lower this year compared to 2011. The prices [have] no serious meaning.”

Have consumers, as alleged, started borrowing again? Not really. Fitzgibbon explains that “credit use has surged only because the Obama administration changed the student loan program to a direct program and those loans are now counted as part of this metric. It is not comparable to anything prior to 2011.” And, he adds ominously, “massive credit card use as measured against actual verifiable sales shows the increase is in borrowed funds to pay for food! Not my idea of a healthy sign.”

How about lower unemployment figures? Fitzgibbon says they are a “joke.” He says that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has “completely changed the … metrics as of January 2012. None of the current percentages are relatable to anything prior to 2012!” He points out that the January unemployment data are heavily adjusted for “seasonal variations.” He notes that “the actual data [show that the economy] lost 2.7 million jobs in January.” And that’s just the numerator. For the denominator — the number of people in the workforce — the data “also shows about 1.2 million people magically left the workforce.” He says one has to go back to the early 1980s to see labor force participation as low as it is now.

Auto sales? He says “auto sales are when the manufacturer dumps cars and trucks on a dealer. Inventory stuffing! It has no relationship to actual sales to a consumer. Thanks to Obama, GM dealers are drowning in product no one wants to buy. It is a meaningless data point. Only dealer-to-consumer data is useful. It is not showing any growth at all.”

Housing? He says positive news in this sector is unreliable. “The raw data we get shows it is worse than last year and in some regions [the] worst ever since the ’60s.”

So it appears that Obama’s reelection strategy hinges on asking people to believe the data he puts before them rather than the evidence of their own eyes. It won’t work.

Any economic recovery is only publicly noticed eight to 12 quarters after it has taken place. Ask George H.W. Bush, who lost the 1992 election despite very positive economic news at the end of his term. Or ask Clinton, who lost Congress despite two years of favorable job-creation numbers. It takes awhile for the good economic news to sink in. And, when there is no good news, just faked government propaganda, it takes even longer to sink in!

People will understand that Obama’s data are a lie. The economy is not some abstract issue. Real people do not depend on changes in the unemployment-rate data to gauge their mood. They are more interested in whether they can get good jobs themselves. Obama’s attempt to rig the statistics won’t work. Indeed, it is a pathetic attempt.

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Unions, Buffett, Robber Barons and Cronies Now Have Our Oil, Oh My

By John Ransom via Townhall Finance

 

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It’s already been widely reported that Warren Buffett, a major shareholder in Obama, Inc. will be one of the primary beneficiaries of the decision from the White House to kill the Keystone pipeline and the jobs it would create.

The administration now makes no attempt at all to disguise the fact that most decisions he makes are made in the best interest of Obama, Inc. shareholders.

Buffett’s railroad, the BNSF Railway- now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Obama, Inc.- in a remarkable coincidence, will instead, apparently and patriotically, transport Canadian oil to the US at only a slight premium to the oil companies than it would have cost to transport via the Keystone pipeline.

Ohmygosh. What a fortunate coincidence for all of us. Maybe now Buffett’s secretary will be able to afford the higher tax bracket her jerk-off boss puts her in and she won’t have to decide between her medication and cat food.

Obama has decided thusly to kill the pipeline even though: 1) Transport costs will be more expensive; and 2) The transport method will introduce more of the dreaded “carbon” into our atmosphere. Remember the thing that activists have been protesting against?

Net/net environmentalists have just made sure that more “carbon” will kill our planet even more quickly under their theory.

It’s a win-win-win. Obama and Buffett and Buffett’s secretary all benefit.

And really: Who else is there to be concerned about?

Seriously though: You just can’t find a group more gullible than environmental activists.

It used to be that starting a religious cult was a convenient way to control the gullible. But today’s sophisticated con artist would be well advised to invent a global crisis, you know, like Global Polar Bear Cannibalism.

Imagine spending six months working toward stopping Keystone because you believe with all your liberal bleeding heart that you’ll stop the dirty, planet-killing carbon, only to read today’s article from Bloomberg about the Buffett Express.

While Buffett apparently is a shareholder in Obama, Inc., enviros are only sharecroppers in the concern.

Because anytime you have a liberal policy that 1) is more expensive and 2) doesn’t even attempt to address the issue that liberal activists say they are protesting- you know, like too much “carbon” in our atmosphere- you know somewhere, somehow, someway that another, better-heeled liberal shareholder has just stuck it to the sharecroppers on Obama’s plantation. They tried it previously with Al Gore’s Climate Exchange. I’m still waiting for a thank you from environmentalists for stopping that scam.

I wrote previously about how Labors’ International Union of North America- another sharecropper on Fantasy Island- denounced president Obama’s decision to kill Keystone. But a handful of other unions will benefit greatly because their workers work for Obama shareholder Warren Buffett.

I know, I know: It surprised me too.

Here’s how the Transport Workers Union explained it:

Under President Jim Little, TWU has been a leader in advocating for major “New Deal” type investments in infrastructure modernization and repair, public transportation, energy conservation and climate protection as a means of putting people to work and laying the foundations of a more sustainable economic future for the United States. This is a transition that sound science and sound economics tell us we must make today, not in some far off future, in order to prevent irreversible harm to our planet’s climate, and to provide good jobs now for the millions of Americans who desperately need them. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would take us in the opposite direction, increasing our reliance on dirty bitumen sands oil and stalling critical efforts to create the jobs we need to transition to a more sustainable economy.

The pipeline appeared to be on a fast track to approval, but thanks to the efforts of TWU and a handful of other unions allied with millions of climate justice activists, in November the State Department delayed its decision on the project, and President Obama has said that if Republicans again try to force him to make a premature decision by tying the pipeline’s fate to another payroll tax cut extension early in 2012, he’ll kill the project for good.

So now we know where Obama draws the line: terrorist are OK; illegal immigrants; mob violence- good with all that. But force him to make up his mind? You’ve really crossed the line now buddy.

Thanks to goodness that Obama’s not thinking about the good of the country, but rather just the politics of the whole thing. Maybe we can get him to hold his breath too until the GOP backs down? Hey, it’s worth a shot. He’s done dumber things…this year.

No mention from the Transport Workers union in their communiqué that their workers will now transport the oil that would have gone via the pipeline. Also no mention that a million barrels of oil transported per day will produce for railroads about $3 billion in annual revenues for union workers who are in pay dispute with Buffett’s BNSF and other national carriers.

Ohmygosh. They forgot to tell us that part too.

Where will they get the money to raise union wages?

Ta Da! President Obama has now found the money to settle the dispute.

In October, Obama signed an executive order declaring an emergency and created a Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) to forestall a railroad strike.

I guess the PEB found a way out of the difficulty. It’s just a gut feeling I have, but perhaps there will be no strike now.

But the fun doesn’t stop there ladies and gentleman.

Just think of this: Warren Buffett and the railway workers now control a significant portion of your oil. Greaaaat. We thought we’d stop letting our enemies dictate to us once we used less Middle East, Iranian and Venezuelan oil.

Think again.

Get ready to pay and pay and pay….

The energy publication the Platts puts it this way:

John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil used trains to help solidify the power of his trust. (A paper written by two professors on the history of Standard Oil and rail put it this way: “The charge leveled most consistently against Standard Oil is that it secured unfair competitive advantages by negotiating advantageous rates with the railroads over which it shipped crude from the ‘Oil Regions’ of Pennsylvania and Ohio to its Cleveland refineries and sent kerosene and other refined petroleum products to markets on the East Coast.”)

But now the railroads will be able to switch roles with the Standard Oils of the world.

And all this time we thought Keystone was just a dispute about carbon, when in fact it was just a falling out amongst cronies. Some of them, it turns out, are shareholders and some of them, it turns out, are sharecroppers.

Well, either way, global warming, once again, just created a bumper crop of something for someone.

And that something stinks.

John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom and on Facebook: bamransom.