Brigitte Interview with Boone Pickens


An ACT for America email highlights a video interview that is between Brigitte Gabriel and T. Boone Pickens talking about energy security will be America’s National Security. The content of the video should be of interest to Conservatives interested in protecting a market driven economy and breaking the stranglehold of Muslim nations’ dominating global oil production as well as to Counterjihadists concerned of the threat of the antichrist religion known as Islam.

I’m posting the email text describing the video followed by the 26 minute and 52 second Youtube video.

JRH 7/11/15

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Brigitte Interview with Boone Pickens

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Sent: 7/9/2015 8:03 PM

Few subjects are as closely connected as National Security and Energy Security in the U.S. Without a reliable source of fuel, the U.S. economy will grind to a halt, but almost every dollar that goes overseas to pay for oil helps to fund radical Islamic terror.

There is a solution, however. We need to “turn oil into salt.”

In ancient times, salt was the commodity that drove commerce. Cities rose and wars were fought over salt deposits. Today, due to refrigeration, salt is now one of the cheapest commodities available.It no longer has any strategic value. Two pieces of legislation that have been introduced in the U.S. Congress will help “turn oil into salt.” If passed and signed into law, these bills will set the stage for oil to become the salt of the modern world — abundant, cheap, and easily replaceable.

If oil is no longer a strategic commodity, the vast amount of wealth enjoyed by oil rich OPEC countries, and the terror funding that is supported by petrodollars, will disappear. Without the OPEC oil money, terror funding dries up. It’s the closest thing to a silver bullet that we know of, when it comes to fighting jihadist terror.

The bills Brigitte mentions in the video are H.R. 2418 [Blog Editor: Here and HERE] and S. 889 [Blog Editor: HERE and HERE] and, as she notes, they would use market forces to let consumers choose how they want to fuel their vehicles — and turn the conventional “gas” station into a fuel station. (What a concept! Americans actually having a CHOICE about how they want to fuel their vehicles, with no mandate and no cost to taxpayers!)

When consumers have this kind of choice, oil prices go down and money that finances countries that want nothing more than to destroy the U.S. dries up. It’s that simple.

We need you to register your support for these two bills, and to ask your federal legislators to support them as well by signing on as a co-sponsor.

Click here to call your Congressmen and tell them you support H.R. 2418, The Fuel Choice For American Prosperity and Security Act of 2015.

Click here to call your Senators and tell them to support S. 889, the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2015.

If you’d rather send a written message, click here to write to your Representative, and click here to write to your Senators.

Thank you for your help. By continuing to work together, we will accomplish a lot!

Energy Security is National Security –

Brigitte Gabriel and T. Boone Pickens talk about the direct correlation between National Security and Energy Security.

VIDEO: Act for America’s Brigitte Gabriel on Energy Security

 

Published by PickensPlan

Published on: Jun 30, 2015

T. Boone Pickens and Brigitte Gabriel, President and Founder of Act for America, discuss radical ideology and energy security.

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Gold and Oil work for USA rather than Against


Petro_Gold

John R. Houk

© February 14, 2013

 

Not long ago I posted on how OPEC controls the global economy which of course affects the U.S. economy through a monopolizing bloc controlling oil. The theme of the post ran something like if the USA developed alternative fuels for motor vehicles it would eliminate the OPEC stranglehold on our economy. Here is a quote for thought:

 

If you follow our email alerts you know that last year we actively supported a bill called The Open Fuel Standard Act. Simply put, this bill would break up the liquid fuel monopoly that now exists. This monopoly guarantees that the only fuel you can buy for your car or truck is gasoline (or, at most, gasoline containing a small percentage of ethanol).

If we are to ever really break the back of the OPEC price-fixing cartel, we must break the gasoline monopoly. The first step is ensuring that cars can actually run on other fuels such as methanol, which can be made from natural gas, coal, even waste such as grass clippings.

Did you know that, with just a few minor alterations to your car, it’s possible to run it on methanol—at a significant savings over the cost of gas?

 

I was excited about this visionary thinking.

 

NOW I just finished reading an article about Russia and China hoarding gold as a medium of exchange by eliminating U.S. dollars as the global currency thus ending the power of petrodollars. You have to realize that Russia and China are friends with the OPEC giants.

 

The implication of the article is gold-currency will replace petrodollars thus placing a coffin nail in the U.S. economy.

 

I am just thinking out loud here. What if Russia and China succeed in replacing petro-gold for petrodollars? Essentially the fall of the dollar would again bring back a gold standard as the foundation of the global economy. I think that is a good thing.

 

Yes adjustments would have to be made for the U.S. dollar. A forced global gold standard could force America back to a gold standard because of the global oil economy. AND STILL the USA can use innovation to develop alternative fuels to at least end any American dependence of OPEC oil. Russia and China might succeed in supplanting the dollar with gold, but a transformed fuel economy free of fossil fuel from OPEC would also stimulate the U.S. economy. Suddenly America might become the exporter of alternative fuel competing with OPEC fossil fuel.

 

So here’s the thing. Gold replaces debt as the standard for the U.S. economy. A new industry involving alternative fuel for motor vehicles will effectively compete with OPEC but also place a huge crunch in their profits which in turn might actually drive down the price of fossil fuel again.

 

Essentially folks this is a win-win for the U.S. economy in placing the dollar back on a market economy rather than a debt economy while at the same time innovating a globally competitive industry again strengthening America as a financial giant.

 

Like I said I am just thinking out loud because I certainly am no economist. Nonetheless, grass roots Capitalism will benefit all Americans over the Eco-Marxism that fearless leader President Obama supports.

 

JRH 2/14/13

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The Gasoline Monopoly


OPEC-America Oil Addiction

 

John R. Houk

© January 28, 2013

 

Did you know your car runs on gasoline for a specific reason? That reason is a gasoline monopoly. Cars and trucks are required to be made to burn a petroleum based fuel. I am no scientist so the info I found out about alternative fuels is new to me. This is the info: Did you know that car engines can be made that burns a petroleum based gasoline, ethanol or methanol alternatively or simultaneously? AND according the information I read the car you currently drive can relatively easily rework your engine to burn ethanol and/or methanol?

 

Why are these questions important? Because if cars are manufactured with engines that operate on more than just petroleum gasoline, the economic power of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) would sliced in which the Western World would no longer have an absolute dependence of foreign oil especially the kind of oil from nations that are taught to hate the USA, Jews and Christians.

 

The single largest entity impacting the world’s oil supplies is the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), a consortium of 13 countries: Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.

 

Together, these 13 nations are responsible for 40 percent of the world’s oil production and hold the majority of the world’s oil reserves, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). [source: EIA]. When OPEC wants to raise the price of crude oil, it simply reduces production. This causes gasoline prices to jump because of the short supply, but also because of the possibility of future reductions. When oil production dips, gas companies get nervous. The mere threat of oil reductions can raise gas prices.

 

In April 2001, OPEC decided to reduce its collective production by one million barrels per day. This was at the same time that American consumers saw gas prices rise, hitting an average high of $1.71 per gallon on May 14, 2001. (READ THE RESTHow Gas Prices Work)

 

The advocacy of ACT for America alerted me via email about this issue which you can read below.

 

JRH 1/28/13

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Breaking the back of OPEC

A national security imperative

 

Sent by ACT for America

Sent: Jan 28, 2013 at 12:11 PM

 

If you follow our email alerts you know that last year we actively supported a bill called The Open Fuel Standard Act. Simply put, this bill would break up the liquid fuel monopoly that now exists. This monopoly guarantees that the only fuel you can buy for your car or truck is gasoline (or, at most, gasoline containing a small percentage of ethanol).

If we are to ever really break the back of the OPEC price-fixing cartel, we must break the gasoline monopoly. The first step is ensuring that cars can actually run on other fuels such as methanol, which can be made from natural gas, coal, even waste such as grass clippings.

Did you know that, with just a few minor alterations to your car, it’s possible to run it on methanol—at a significant savings over the cost of gas?

We encourage you to check out the article below and the Open Fuel Standard website.

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Breaking Monopolies is One of Government’s Most Important Responsibilities

http://www.openfuelstandard.org/2013/01/breaking-monopolies-is-one-of.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenFuelStandard+%282+-+Open+Fuel+Standard%29

 

Anne Korin and Gal Luft make a very persuasive argument in their new book, Petropoly, that the most influential free market advocates have always been in favor of one particular use of government: To prevent or break monopolies so free markets and competition could occur.

Many people are in favor of fuel competition but think the Open Fuel Standard is an overreach of government. Korin and Luft’s arguments make it clear that nothing could be further from the truth.

Many people believe that the reason other fuels don’t compete with gasoline is because they can’t — they’re too expensive. But this is not so. Ethanol and methanol can both be sold today for less money per mile than gasoline. The only reason people don’t use them is because their cars are not warranted to burn them. The engines themselves could burn the fuel. But the cars are warranted to burn one fuel only, regardless of how easy and inexpensive it is to make them capable of burning all three. And that’s the only reason fuels are not competing today.

What we have is a virtual monopoly. And since transportation underpins our economy, this monopoly rules our most economically important commodity. What would Nobel Laureate (in Economics) Friedrich August Hayek think should be done about this? He was, as Korin and Luft put it, “One of the greatest economists and political philosophers of the 20th century and the world’s leading free market proponent…In 1945, Hayek published his triumphantly successful book The Road to Serfdom, a manifest in defense of markets and competition which made him the darling of conservative parties and leaders all over the world, including Margaret Thatcher.”

Hayek said that you can’t rigidly stick to rules with regard to free markets, and he named especially laissez-faire as one of those rules you should not be inflexible about. Hayek believed that the government should function as “a counterweight to monopolistic coercion” as Luft and Korin put it. That’s exactly what we have in the transportation sector. “Cars that block competing fuels,” they write, “are a barrier to the development of a free market in fuels.”

Because we don’t have any other attractive options for breaking OPEC’s monopolistic coercion of our economy, Hayek would probably have wholeheartedly supported the Open Fuel Standard Act.

Another important and influential free market advocate was also a Nobel Laureate in Economics — Milton Friedman. He wrote that “the first and most urgent necessity in the area of government policy is the elimination of those measures which directly support monopoly.”

What is something within our borders that directly supports the petroleum monopoly? The petroleum-only vehicle.

What could eliminate that monopoly? The Open Fuel Standard.

Many people are understandably angry at our government’s constant interference and meddling in the free market. But freeing markets from a monopoly’s dominance of an important commodity is one of the few good reasons our government should intervene. Let’s hope this understanding reaches enough people in time.

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The Gasoline Monopoly

John R. Houk

© January 28, 2013

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