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Friday, December 31, 2010

#33- AubreyJ’s Energy Update Report - December 31, 2010

AubreyJ’s Latest Energy Update Report
Oil Surged to Highest Year-End Price since 2007 - New York Bans Fracking Gas
Friday, December 31, 2010
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Grandfather’s Farm - Wells of Past 1967, Red Shute Plantation-
Photo by AubreyJ
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* Bloomberg.com had the following report posted up on their website this New Years Eve and it goes in part like this...Shale production is probably going to be with us forever and it can limit gains in gas prices,” said Peter Beutel, president of trading advisory company Cameron Hanover Inc. in New Canaan, Connecticut. “But if we have environmental rulings that certain states cannot produce shale gas, it’s going to take so much supply off the market.”...
Read this Bloomberg report in full at link below...
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* Also from Bloomberg.com is this report... Oil surged to its highest year-end price since 2007 as the dollar weakened and gasoline and heating oil futures climbed... Crude capped its second consecutive year of gains as the dollar dropped against the euro, boosting commodities’ appeal as an alternative investment. Oil settled above $91 a barrel after testing technical support near $89. Gasoline and heating oil advanced before the January contracts expired today...
Read the rest at link below...
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* TampaBay.com reports it this way...
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* Forbes.com posted up the following report on their website back on December 23rd and it starts off like this... New York Gov. David Paterson today signed a bill that will ban natural gas drillers from using the practice known as hydraulic fracking when developing fields in the gas rich Marcellus Shale. Environmentalists are happy at the ban. Energy companies are happy that the ban wasn’t for longer...
Read the rest at link below...
Image from Wiki - Original source by U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1268
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* MySanAntonio.com has the following posted up on their website today... Despite weak natural gas prices, Chesapeake Energy plans to drill 350 to 380 new Barnett Shale gas wells in North Texas in 2011 and keep about 20 drilling rigs active throughout the year, the company's top executive in its Fort Worth-based regional operation said...
Read the rest at link below...
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Israel Discovers Giant Natural Gas Field
About Video: Israel has announced the discovery of a massive natural gas field off its northern coast, worth tens of billions of dollars. The company behind the exploration of the "Leviathan 1" field says it is the world's biggest gas discovery in decades... It could free Israel from relying on foreign energy sources and could also affect the politics of the region. Anand Naidoo reports for AlJazeera.
This news Video posted on YouTube by AlJazeeraEnglish
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Read more on this great find at link below...
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AubreyJ.........

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Israel: On Ground Updates - December 30, 2010

Israel: On Ground Updates
Massive Offshore Reserve Holds $45 Billion in Natural Gas
Thursday, December 30, 2010
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- Noble Energy, Inc File Photo -
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* JPost.com brings us the following report and it starts off like this... An offshore natural gas reserve contains some 16 trillion cubic feet of gas worth an estimated $45 billion, an energy corporation which owns a share of the project said on Wednesday... Noble Energy Inc., which owns 39.66% of the prospect, said the massive store of natural gas in the “Leviathan” reserve – the largest of its kind discovered in the world in the last decade – “has the potential to position Israel as a natural gas- exporting nation.”...
Read the full report at link below...
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* Noble Energy, Inc. had the following Press Release posted up on their website on December 29th and it goes in part like this...
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Leviathan-1, located in approximately 5,400 feet (1,645 meters) of water, is about 80 miles (130 kilometers) offshore of Haifa and 29 miles (47 kilometers) southwest of the Tamar discovery. The results from the well confirm the pre-drill estimated resource range, with a gross mean for Leviathan of 16 trillion cubic feet (450 billion cubic meters). The Leviathan field is estimated to cover approximately 125 square miles (325 square kilometers) and, as a result of its size, will require two or more appraisal wells to further define total gas resources.
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Charles D. Davidson, Noble Energy's Chairman and CEO, said, "Leviathan is the latest major discovery for Noble Energy and is easily the largest exploration discovery in our history. In the past two years, we and our partners have made three significant natural gas discoveries in the Levantine basin. Total gross mean resources discovered are estimated to be approximately 25 trillion cubic feet (700 billion cubic meters), with nearly 8.5 trillion cubic feet (240 billion cubic meters) net to Noble Energy's interest. The Leviathan discovery has further confirmed our geologic models and interpretation of this basin and validates that it contains significant natural gas resources."...
Read the rest at link below...
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AubreyJ.........

Monday, December 27, 2010

On Ground Updates: Afghanistan/Pakistan - December 27, 2010

On Ground Updates:
Afghanistan/Pakistan
U.S. Drone Strike Destroy Trucks Believed Carrying Fighters
And Weapons To Afghanistan
Monday, December 27, 2010
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USAF Courtesy Photo
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* Guardian.co.uk brings us the following news out of Pakistan today and their report starts off like this... Suspected US missiles struck two vehicles in a Taliban stronghold near the border with Afghanistan today, killing 18 alleged militants, according to Pakistani intelligence officials. The attack in the North Waziristan tribal region came at the end of a year that has seen an unprecedented number of US drone strikes on Pakistani soil, part of a ramped-up US campaign to take out al-Qaida and Taliban fighters seeking sanctuary outside Afghanistan...
Read the full report at link below...
Pakistan: Suspected US drone strike against Taliban kills 18
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* LATimes.com reports it this way... Missiles presumably fired by U.S. drones on Monday incinerated three trucks thought to be ferrying fighters and weapons from Pakistan's tribal borderlands to Afghanistan. The strikes killed 25 suspected militants and injured four others, according to Pakistani intelligence officials... A campaign of American drone strikes against militants in the tribal areas has dramatically accelerated this year, targeting members of groups including the Taliban, an offshoot organization known as the Haqqani network, and Al Qaeda...
Read the rest of this report at link below...
Missile strike inside Pakistan kills 25 suspected insurgents
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AubreyJ.........

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday Wishes

* Holiday Wishes *
Note: This Post on TOP till after Christmas - Happy Holidays!
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Grandparents house, (The Big House) - Now owned by Aunt Martha Ree - Photo by AubreyJ
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No matter where you might be this coming Christmas… Remember all the loved ones you have on this day and all the loved ones that have gone before you.
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Make glad the heart of your childhood... that your loved ones made possible in each of their own way.
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Watch the children around you through their eyes this season... as they run about and play. I think you will see a little bit of you in each and every one of them... That's how our next generation of memories get started in such a way.
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Make sure to let the children know how it use to be... and the true meaning that this Christmas does bring.
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The beauty and glory of the season...
And all of those other very special things....
AubreyJ.........
Aubrey J. Fawcett
December 2002

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
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And god bless every one of you who are away from home and family, serving this GREAT Country of ours.
Thank You...
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Visit my Holiday website HERE for games, last minute gift ideas... and of course a few of my Christmas short stories that I wrote over these past so many years...
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ENJOY!!!
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Watch Tuesday’s Lunar Eclipse/Winter Solstice As Both Coincide For First Time In 372 Years

Image credit: Fred Espenak/NOAA

Get ready folks for Mother Nature is going to put on one heck of a show this coming Tuesday, December 21st, when the lunar eclipse and the winter solstice, (the first day of winter,) both coincide for the first time in over 372 years. The last time this happened was also on the day of December 21st... 1638. Those of us in North America well most likely have one of the better views of this lunar event, weather permitting of course.
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This late Monday night, early Tuesday morning lunar event will begin at 12:33am and end at 4:01am CST. The complete/full eclipse will be between the hrs of 1:41am and 2:53am CST, lasting for 72 minutes. This is when the full moon appears as a bright red/blood orange glow... or in other words, when the shadow of the earth completely covers the surface of the moon.
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Here’s some real COOL stuff at link below...
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ENJOY!!!
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And yes... I’ll be up watching!
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Oh yeah... one last thought... It won’t be another 372 years until the next Lunar Eclipse/Winter Solstice both coincide again on the same day. It will happen again in the year 2094. And yep... it too will be on the day of DECEMBER the 21st!
AubreyJ.........

Friday, December 17, 2010

House/Senate Pass Short-Term Spending Bill

House/Senate Pass Short-Term Spending Bill
Friday, December 17, 2010
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* CNN.com brings us the following report that starts off like this...
Both the Senate and the House of Representatives on Friday passed a short-term spending bill that would fund the government through Tuesday night... President Barack Obama is expected to sign it soon... Earlier in the day, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer asked that action be taken in order to keep government running as negotiations in the Senate broke down Thursday night...
Read this report in full at link below...
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* FoxNews.com Congress on Friday desperately sought a way to keep the federal government from shutting down this weekend after the Senate ditched a 2,000-page catchall spending bill loaded with more than $8 billion in home-state projects known as earmarks in Washington... had this report posted up on their website this Friday evening and it starts off like this...
Read the rest at link below...
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* CSMonitor.com reports the news this way... On the anniversary of the actual Boston tea party some 237 years ago – when pesky colonists dressed up as Indians and threw the King's tea into Boston Harbor – the modern invocation of that revolutionary spirit tossed another expensive package overboard Thursday: a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill...
Read the full report at link below...
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Just in case you missed it earlier this week -- Here it is again...
Senator John McCain Comments on
Senate Omnibus Spending Bill
About video: Senator John McCain's floor speech on the Senate Democrats' spending proposal
This video posted on YouTube by lookatsit1999
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Dang I wish my man McCain would have beat out Obama for President. But wasn’t to be so I guess. Anyway... Good work on the senate floor this week Senator McCain. Job well done sir.
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AubreyJ.........

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Raw Video: Inside the Fla. School Board Shooting

This Video removed by me due to Google Ad Policies
About Video: December 14th - A gunman who fired [near] point-blank at school board members before fatally shooting himself had for much of the meeting sat with the rest of the audience, listening to routine business. The video provided to the AP already altered. (This video posted Dec. 15th)
Above Raw Video Posted on YouTube by AssociatedPress
Read more at The Washington Post at link below...
(Above Link has good News VIDEO report too)
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Yes sir... Angles were definitely with a few of those folks in that room yesterday...
AubreyJ.........

Monday, December 13, 2010

U.S. Diplomat Richard Holbrooke Dead at 69





    This past Friday, Mr. Holbrooke was rushed to the hospital after becoming ill and was found to have a torn aorta. He went through more than 20 hours of surgery Saturday to repair the tear but sadly, he died this evening at the aged of 69. Richard Holbrooke was President Obama’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Richard C. Holbrooke - Official photo by DoS
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Read Holbrooke’s Biography HERE.
In memory of...
AubreyJ.........

Dolphin’s cornerback Nolan Carroll tripped by New York Jets' Strength and Conditioning CoachSal Alosi on sideline during Sunday’s Jets/Dolphin Game

Dolphin’s cornerback Nolan Carroll tripped by New York Jets' Strength and Conditioning Coach Sal Alosi on sideline during Sunday’s Jets/Dolphin Game
Monday, December 13, 2010
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The Huffington Post has the following report and video posted up on their website today and it starts off like this... Dolphin’s cornerback Nolan Carroll was tripped by the New York Jets' strength and conditioning coach on the sideline while covering a punt in the third quarter of Miami's 10-6 victory Sunday... The rookie fell to the turf while running down the sideline, and the Jets' Sal Alosi later admitted he interfered with Carroll...
Read the rest at link below...
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Jets Assistant Coach Intentionally Trip Dolphins DB Nolan Carroll On Sidelines

This video posted on YouTube by thebsoreport
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SFGate.com reports it this way... The New York Jets trainer who tripped a Miami Dolphins player on the sideline during a game Sunday appeared to hold back tears as he apologized for his "inexcusable and irresponsible" actions... Sal Alosi, the Jets' strength and conditioning coach, said at a news conference at the practice facility Monday that he had not yet received any discipline from the team or the NFL, nor had he personally spoken to the league. He also said he had not offered to resign. "I let everybody down yesterday with my actions," Alosi said. "My actions were inexcusable and irresponsible."... (Hell... Ya THINK!!!)
Read this report in full at link below....
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FIRE his butt!
No other words needed...
AubreyJ.........

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Part of Minnesota’s Metrodome Roof Collapses under Weight of Heavy Snow

Part of Minnesota’s Metrodome Roof Collapses under Weight of Heavy Snow - NFL Moves Sunday’s New York Giants-Minnesota Vikings Game to a Monday Night Game in Detroit
Sunday, December 12, 2010
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The game that was originally scheduled for today, Sunday at 1pm, had already been postponed once because of heavy snow. But... after the Metrodome roof collapsed Saturday night under the weight of snow... the NFL moved the game out of Minnesota and it will now be played at Detroit’s Ford Field Monday evening at 7:20pm EST.
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More than a foot of snow fell on the Twin Cities area last night.
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So now you know...
AubreyJ.........
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Inside Metrodome: Gaping Hole In Roof

About above raw video: Shows inside the Metrodome where the roof ripped this Sunday morning, deflating it before today's scheduled Vikings/Giants game.
This video posted on YouTube by UpTakeVideo

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Political Videos: GOP Weekly Address - Tax Cuts

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In this GOP Weekly Address, Republican Rep.-elect Kristi Noem of South Dakota applauds Obama’s tax cut deal saying it will be good for small businesses and more.
Original post date: Saturday, December 11th
This Video posted on YouTube by AssociatedPress
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Fox News brings us more on this tax cut issue with their article starting off like this... If Congress approves President Obama's deal with Republicans to extend the Bush tax cuts for two more years, the compromise is all but certain to be a major issue in the next election cycle...
Read the rest at link below...
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AubreyJ.........

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle lands at Vandenberg AFB

X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle lands at Vandenberg AFB
Post Date: Tuesday, December 07, 2010
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About photo: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Personnel in self-contained atmospheric protective ensemble suits conduct initial checks on the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle 1 (OTV-1), the U.S. Air Force's first unmanned re-entry spacecraft, after its landing here on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. The X-37B OTV-1 conducted on-orbit experiments for more than 220 days during its maiden voyage.
U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Stonecypher
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From the Vandenberg Air Force Base Website
30th Space Wing Public Affairs


12/3/2010 - VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The U.S. Air Force's first unmanned re-entry spacecraft landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:16 a.m. today.


The X-37B, named Orbital Test Vehicle 1 (OTV-1), conducted on-orbit experiments for more than 220 days during its maiden voyage. It fired its orbital maneuver engine in low-earth orbit to perform an autonomous reentry before landing.


The X-37B is the newest and most advanced re-entry spacecraft. Managed by the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (AFRCO), the X-37B program performs risk reduction, experimentation and concept of operations development for reusable space vehicle technologies.


"Today's landing culminates a successful mission based on close teamwork between the 30th Space Wing, Boeing and the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office," said Lt Col Troy Giese, X-37B program manager from the AFRCO. "We are very pleased that the program completed all the on-orbit objectives for the first mission."


OTV-1's de-orbit and landing mark the transition from the on-orbit demonstration phase to a refurbishment phase for the program.


The Air Force is preparing to launch the next X-37B, OTV-2, in Spring 2011 aboard an Atlas V booster.
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Star Wars 2010: Secret X-37B -
The Phantom Menace?
About this video: The X-37B unmanned spacecraft, a secretive US military project, landed on December 3rd at a California airbase after a successful seven month flight. The US Air Force claimed the flight was a test flight, used to measure the effectiveness of the craft. However, all of its activities while in orbit were classified. Officials explained the mission objectives as; guidance, navigation, control, thermal, autonomous operation, re-entry and landing tests. Due to the vague nature of the flight description, some have come to believe the craft was designed for spying or other military purposes; possibly leading to the militarization of space. Robert Bowman, the former director for Advanced Space Programs Development at the US Air Force said, the program is secret so potential adversaries are not aware of the exact nature of the program.
This news video/info posted on YouTube by RussiaToday
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Read Boeing’s Dec. 3rd News Release HERE
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AubreyJ.........

Friday, December 03, 2010

Lockheed Martin: Possible Manned Mission to the Dark Side of the Moon by 2016?


Image Credit: Lockheed Martin
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* POPSCI.com The Obama administration may have axed NASA’s ambitious manned moon exploration plans for even an even more ambitious deep space exploration agenda, but for those developing the technologies that will one day take us to deep space the moon is just too ripe a testing ground to ignore. Lockheed Martin is pitching NASA what’s being called an L2-Farside Mission that would launch a manned Orion spacecraft into a stationary halo orbit on the other side of the moon... brings us the following report that starts off like this...
Read the full report at link below...
Lockheed Martin Proposes Manned Mission to the Dark Side of the Moon
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Read LockheedMartin.com PDF file HERE
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COOL Stuff -- Now will it fly!!!?
AubreyJ.........