Vote For A Change On July 26
With reference to your recent article, “Election Plays A Part,” concerning the recent budget proposal for the City of Greensboro.
I find it ludicrous that the City Council would even consider a tax increase when its citizens are struggling financially to put gas in their cars and food on the table.
We have an opportunity on July 26 to begin changing the face of our City Council. While I know that City Council elections are nonpartisan, changing the face of the council with more conservative councilmembers can make a big difference in how budgets are structured in the coming years.
Let’s take this opportunity to write in Chris Meadows for mayor and vote for Zack Matheny District 3, Tony Wilkins District 5, Thurston Reeder District 4 and Katie Rossabi for At Large.
Don’t miss the opportunity to make these changes on July 26. Get out and vote!
We’re Losing Our Way Of Life
Uncle Joe and the (National Socialist) party are winning. People are saying they are at the point that they have to choose between putting gas in their tank or food in their pantry.
Guess what, those worlds are getting close to colliding and people don’t seem to realize it.
Farmers plant, grow and harvest our food. Ranchers raise and produce the meat and dairy products we eat and drink. They sell and ship it to those companies that produce the end result, that being the items we require to stay alive and healthy.
People everywhere are complaining about prices in the stores going up while the portions are going down. Anyone care to guess what people haven’t considered ramifications of the higher oil prices hoisted onto us by Uncle Joe and the common denominator in this situation?
How about the price of fuel? Farmers and ranchers require fuel to run their equipment and their trucks to move it. Animal feed, fertilizer and in some cases insecticides must also be distributed. And we’re not talking about those 10- or 25-pound bags you use on your lawn and garden. Think bigger.
Now throw in the cost of fuel to transport these items to the processing plants, the processing itself, then the transportation and distribution to your favorite local grocery store.
Solar and wind technology is not even on the radar when it comes to resolving these extremely serious problems. It’s only a matter of time before things like power generation start going the same way. There are already reports of possible induced rolling blackouts in some parts of the country. Power is turned off, your refrigerator quits working, food spoils, which means you have to throw it out and replace it at current prices. There’s a vicious cycle there.
Americans have worked hard to achieve a way of life they dreamed of growing up and then wish to pass on to their children the ability to make it even better for them, but the (National Socialist) Democrats can’t have that because it reduces the number of willing thralls they will have at their disposal. It interferes with their plans to convert this great country, this shining beacon of light representing hope on the mountain top into their personal collection of fiefdoms.
Satan saw me on bended knee, my head bowed and smiled until I closed with amen.
Your Safety Is In Peril
As civility in Greensboro continues to disappear, you don’t need a AR-15, you need two!
Laws have not been effectively enforced in Greensboro for over 10 years resulting in the highest number of aggravated assaults in the state of North Carolina. Now your leaders are defunding the Greensboro Police Department because they have no idea on how to protect the safety of our law abiding citizens? They have thrown in the towel so now it is now up to our citizens to protect their own safety.
This has happened under the leadership (?) of Mayor Nancy Vaughan and current Guilford County District Attorney Avery Crump, who have decided to protect the rights of criminals, felons and those in the act of resisting arrest.
Good luck, Greensboro, you are currently in deep doo-doo and your safety is in peril.
Alan continues to show he is just a sheep parroting Right Wing talking points. This idea that the President of the United States has any say over Oil prices is absurd. Always has been and always will be!
You know why they stopped talking point about how great Trump was with the energy independence during his single term? Because the we ended 2021 as energy independent too! And we are actually even more energy independent today than when under Trump. This has nothing to do with price of gas but that didn’t stop Right Wing from promoting it when we lost that status briefly under Biden. Ring Wingers don’t care about truth…they only care about talking points that feed their lust for power. Just like their blaming Biden for gas prices when they KNOW that gas prices are set far more by OPEC supply decisions (or what ever it is called these days) and changes in demand (which spiked dramatically post covid pandemic). Oil leases have actually increased under Biden administration and Oil pipelines have very little to do with price of gas so lay of that over play talking point too.
These are facts. Not talking points for the sheep of the power hungry republicans.
Chris, Get your head out of the sand ( or whenever it is) and take a good look at reality! Joe Biden closed down the Keystone pipeline with the stroke of a pen on his first day in office, putting thousands out of jobs and immediately raising the price of oil and gas. From there it’s been a constant trickle down process , increasing the price of virtually everything.
He’s also shut down many extraction leases, then blamed it on ” the greedy oil companies”. MSM will never tell you the whole story. And there’s enough oil and gas in Alaska to fuel the world for years. He’s stopped up that source, too.
So learn the ugly facts Chris, before you spout off !
Preach on brother!
I’m glad to know others can see the cherry picking Chris uses to make a point.
Pipelines only impact cost of transportation of oil which is less than 3 percent if current cost. Most of the cost of oil is driven by supply and demand imbalance which is controlled by OPEC. So please put your head back in the sand until you actually learn something factual.
OPEC hasn’t controlled the price of crude oil for decades.
They do. The manipulate price by adjusting production. Always have and still do.
If it were 1973 you’d be right. But that was before North Sea Oil, Prudhoe Bay, post-USSR Russian oil development, the discovery of fracking, and the viability of shale oil.
You’re living in the last century, buddy. Get real.
*ON HIS FIRST DAY IN OFFICE Biden cancelled the Keystone XL Pipeline (already at an advanced stage), which would have employed 11,000 Americans and significantly increased the supply of domestic oil (something he is now begging the oil industry to do).
*He has suspended the issuance of oil & gas exploration permits on Federal land and water.
*He has cancelled the sale of Oil exploration leases in Alaska and the Southwest.
*He has instructed the Department of the Interior to “slow walk” the approval of roads needed to facilitate access to projected new wells.
*He is browbeating banks and financial institutions into refusing to provide capital for fossil fuel exploration, as he pushes for “Green Energy”. This is de facto fascism, and part of the ESG mechanism to control the American economy and people.
*And no new large oil refinery has been built in the US since 1976 – 46 years ago – because the nut job democrat environmentalists make it impossible to do so.
THESE ARE THE FACTS.
Biden is now trying to tell us the problem is due to “oil industry greed” and “Putin’s price hike”.
He must think we’re all as gullible as you.
Again you just parrot republican talking points like sheep.
Pipeline has very small impact on price of oil/gas if any. So big deal.
Permits have gone up under Biden (courts blocked his actions on permit reductions)
We are importing the same volume of oil into the US as we did under Trump.
Your denial of OPEC is pathetic. They clearly still control over 80% of the world’s oil reserves. They have full control over the market just as they did in the 70s.
Why don’t you try to refute the objectively factually true points I made?
In November 2020 I saved a couple of gas receipts in my scrapbook and wondered how long it would take the new President to double the price of gas.
The price was $1.799 per gallon.
You can spout your deluded garbage as much as you want. Even Democrats are beginning to realize that this Leftist Administration is waging a war on fossil fuels.
But you be you.
Your lack of understanding of economics is stunning. You have failed to explain how US president actions have caused WORLD fuel prices to spike. But to humor your ignorance:
*He has suspended the issuance of oil & gas exploration permits on Federal land and water. —-Courts overruled him and permits have actually increased under Biden.
*He has instructed the Department of the Interior to “slow walk” the approval of roads needed to facilitate access to projected new wells.—-environmental impact studies have always slowed approvals to drill on federal land…yet US production of oil has actually increased under Biden…hmmmm
*And no new large oil refinery has been built in the US since 1976 – 46 years ago – because the nut job democrat environmentalists make it impossible to do so. —-You want one in your backyard? Of course not. They are toxic as hell. But don’t lay this silly argument at Biden’s feet. Repubs have been in control many times since 1976.
*He is browbeating banks and financial institutions into refusing to provide capital for fossil fuel exploration, as he pushes for “Green Energy”. This is de facto fascism, and part of the ESG mechanism to control the American economy and people. – This is BS. Banks will always invest where they can make the best returns. We are still a capitalist based economy. Show me some statistic or valid news article showing a drop in investments in big oil? Doesn’t exist.
Lastly, none of these arguments have an significant impact on price of oil. OIL PRICES ARE ESTABLISHED IN A GLOBAL MARKET. Since you think you have it nailed down, answer this one question….how has Biden’s actions increased the cost of oil and fuel worldwide? It hasn’t.
Nice deflections and digressions, but no refutations. Whether I want an oil refinery in my back yard is completely irrelevant.
And I have a UK “A-Level” in Economics from the Oxford & Cambridge examination board – Grade A. I’ll be glad to show the Editor the diploma.
What are your economics qualifications, exactly?
I’m not a Republican.
Right, you are a nutter. You don’t believe in Science, you think it therefore it is (without any real facts), and you have no working understanding of the definition of facts versus lies.
One of us is definitely a nut job – It’s the one who’s become hysterical.
And you failed to answer my question, after accusing me of being ignorant about economics. I studied it for 5 years and got a Grade A in “Advanced Level” or A-Level.
So Einstein….. what ARE your economics qualifications?
C’mon, we’re all dying to discover the source of your erudition…. Ha, ha, ha…!!!
Your ignorance continues to amaze me, and not in a good way. The Resident in the White House is most certain to blame for the gas hikes. He tried to pawn it off on the oil companies and their greed but he was quickly put in his misinformed place by those oil companies. From day one he and his administrative waged war on fossil fuels; in his 2020 campaign, he flat out vowed to stop all fossil fuel production in the US. Also he starts his blame game before he heads to Saudi Arabia with his tail between his legs to beg for oil after he referred to them as “pariah”. This guy is such a terrible head of a country. The API issued a ten point plan to alleviate pain at the pump. Here are the things Biden COULD do right now if he would:
1. Lift Development Restrictions on Federal Lands and Waters
2. Designate Critical Energy Infrastructure Projects
3. Fix the NEPA Permitting Process
4. Accelerate LNG Exports and Approve Pending LNG Applications
5. Unlock Investment and Access to Capital
6. Dismantle Supply Chain Bottlenecks
7. Advance Lower Carbon Energy Tax Provisions
8. Protect Competition in the Use of Refining Technologies
9. End Permitting Obstruction on Natural Gas Projects
10. Advance the Energy Workforce of the Future
Biden has previously used executive orders to suspend oil and gas leasing, cancelling the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline and incentivize investments in green energy.
Gas prices have more than doubled since Biden took office, now eclipsing $5 a gallon on average nationally. Additionally, West Virginia Treasurer Moore along with others have pointed out the non-negotiable attitude of this administration when it comes to not getting their way. Moore sent a letter Tuesday to John Kerry, Biden’s special presidential envoy for climate, signed by the 15-member coalition raising concerns about White House pressure on banking and financial institutions to HALT lending to the fossil fuel industry. Moore accused Kerry of pushing for divestment that will force banks to discriminate against coal, oil and natural gas companies. Why would oil companies want to continue to drill and invest in an industry that this administration is hell bent on taking down?!? The sooner these four years are over the better I hope things will be. Spout your nonsense but they are not facts. “The majority of the experts say tha…” .Let me stop you there. I couldn’t care less what the majority of experts say, because the majority of people who follow the majority of experts are obese, chronically ill, depressed, weak, and spiritually disconnected. Conduct your own research, not on Google, use a non invested search engine and learn on your own. Quit defending a broken policy administration that has no clue how to run a country, they only ruin it. If you say that you’re financially better off now than 18 months ago, I call BS.
What a take down.
Well said, NomdePlume.
Nothing on your list has any direct impact on price of oil which makes up 80% of the cost of gasoline.
Your ignoring experts says a great deal about your intelligence. It says you are more emotional in your analysis versus rational. Biden is an awful president and his administration has mishandled the economy in their late response to inflation. But the facts are clear about the price of oil/gas. It is a global market and prices are set based on global supply and demand more than anything else.
Is it your idea that Biden has caused gas prices to spike globally? Please explain how you view Biden’s policies impacted price of oil globally?
A little history lesson for you Chris:
Since Nixon was in the White House, presidents have pushed energy plans that would reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil. These plans all said that increased domestic oil production couldn’t solve the problem.
Instead, from Nixon on down, presidents told us that the only way to achieve energy independence was through some combination of strict conservation measures and “alternative” forms of energy. In 1973, Nixon declared that “the answer to our long-term needs lies in developing new forms of energy.” He promised to spend $10 billion researching it. That year, Nixon also announced “a conservation drive” that he said would cut personal energy consumption by 5%. And he proposed creating a new Department of Energy. A few years later, Jimmy Carter signed the Energy Security Act of 1980, which created the disastrous Synthetic Fuel Corporation. He imposed fuel economy mandates on cars. And he urged people to turn down their thermostats in the winter.Bill Clinton proposed creating “energy independent areas” that relied on renewables, efficiency, and homegrown energy. He claimed these would “prove to the rest of the world that energy independence built on clean energy can occur.”George W. Bush said in 2006 that “America is addicted to oil.” The next year he signed the “Energy Independence and Security Act,” which imposed tougher fuel-efficiency standards on vehicles, mandated ethanol use in gasoline, and imposed various new conservation mandates. Barack Obama continued to advocate these ideas while repeatedly insisting that America could not “drill our way” to independence.None of it worked. Except for a brief respite in the early 1980s (when Ronald Reagan decontrolled oil prices) oil imports steadily increased.Then President Donald Trump took office and announced a radical departure from 50 years of this energy “wisdom.” Talking to the Energy Department months after taking office, he said that for decades leaders peddled the myth of energy scarcity and that most of it is self-imposed. What the country needs, isn’t “alternative” energy, or new austerity measures. It’s a government that “promotes energy development.” Trump listed actions he was taking to lift federal impediments to energy production.
Lo and behold, Trump was right.Advanced drilling technologies opened vast expanses of domestic oil and natural gas. And as domestic production increased, imports began dropping. Trump doesn’t deserve the credit for this boom. Oil companies do. But unlike his predecessors, Trump understands that energy independence doesn’t require yet another “energy plan” that tells people to wear more sweaters in the winter and wastes money on “new” energy sources. It just requires government to get out of the way so that oil companies can get at the vast supplies of good old oil and gas right under U.S. soil. So yeah, I guess I get emotional when my hard earned dollars are being wasted by a Resident that can’t do a damn thing right and lets countries run over him. And yes the President controls the prices whether directly or indirectly thru crap policies. Listening in school really pays off if you just do it.
Dependence on foreign oil has no impact on price. Do you assume that US will sell itself oil at a lower price than global markets just to be nice? Hahahahaha. Big ‘ol NOPE.
US production of oil actually dropped under Trump during his last year in office as the low cost of oil made it uneconomical to use those new tech for fracking oil. (look at the impact to ND economy due to the lose of oil production in late 2019 and early 2020) Oil production has actually increased under Biben each year since he has been in office. Back to the SAME levels that they were under Trump.
We remain energy independent under Biden for year end 2021 just as we were under Trump. Energy independence includes all sources of energy we produce…Note, we still import the same about of oil under Biden as we did under Trump.
Trump had nothing to do with the advanced tech use to frack oil in the western US. He did lift from barriers around environmental impact…but I ask…would you want them fracking in YOUR backyard? But most again, you see no statistical impact to production today as (again) we are drilling as much oil today under Biden as we did under the peak of drilling under Trump.
Just look up the US oil production figures. They slowed during covid and have returned to pre-covid levels. Hmmmm…wonder why the price has increased? Maybe global demand outpacing increase in supply. Plus Russian oil being blocked to most of market is major impact to supply.
NOT COMPLICATED. But be emotional and listen to others like a sheep. Bah Bah Bah
And nothing in the real World has any impact on your beliefs.
You’re not going to let the facts get in the way of your opinions.
You must be a leftist.
You have been wiped out in this argument. Why don’t you just accept it and acknowledge it?
Doing so would demonstrate that you at least have intellectual integrity.
Or are you just a knee-jerk left wing moron?
Which is it?
Just because people toss out theories that don’t have any real impact on price of oil (given that oil production numbers have gone up a great deal since Biden took office), doesn’t make me wrong. It just shows you all use your emotions to point blame where you are told by your shepherds. Bah Bah Bah
Emotions??? What emotions?
You are the one who’s becoming increasingly overwrought and upset.
There’s no use trying to talk to Chris because he believes anything that is not conservative. He is a typical democrat that resorts to name calling and now he’s a sexist by twice referring to me as emotional. Unbelievable, well, not really it’s typical behavior for him. Let him live in Neverland and keep his head under the sand. You can’t fix stupid. Obviously if it’s not on MSM he can’t learn. But Austin thanks for understanding the facts.
You’re welcome, Nom de Plum.
My father used to say “You can lead a liberal to the facts, but you can’t make him think”.
“Chris” will never acknowledge when he’s been proven wrong. He’s not big enough.
All just jibberish that has NO IMPACT ON PRICE OF OIL. OIL PRICES ARE ESTABLISHED ON GLOBAL MARKETS. Amazing how much you buy into other silly little points that have nothing to do with global oil market pricing. Again, answer THIS QUESTION. How does Biden policies have ANY impact on global oil markets? Basic economics. Just because you believe in stupid ideas doesn’t make that ideas correct or a valid take down….
Because Biden’s policies are part of the Left’s war on fossil fuels and are crippling the US energy sector, choking production in one of the biggest global oil producers, and therefore driving up the price of crude.
Got it now?
I bet everyone who voted for Uncle Joe sleepy Biden are glad they did, so that they can pay about $600 per month more for everything than when Trump was in office. We didnt have shortages of everything when Trump was in office. When will the Democrats wake up. Glad the Republicans will take over in November and hopefully in 2024 they can turn it back to the 2016-2020 economy.
Elections DO have consequences. Use your vote wisely in 2022. It’s up to voters to end the current madness!
They most certainly do have consequences and I wish people took their civic responsibility more serious. One example is the town council election in Oak Ridge 2021. Two incumbents were running and a lone newcomer. Guess who made it back in?? There are over 7,400+ registered voters in OR but only 758 actually voted. That is ludicrous. Their cronies put them back in office while the rest of the town didn’t even bother to vote. We still have one of the highest (if not the highest) tax rate in the state and the clown council is still spending money instead of lowering our taxes, or at least making it revenue neutral. Voting is a privilege and one which gets taken for granted. This November I hope people get out and vote to help make a difference. As we can see it makes a world of difference!
America First has changed to begging for oil and baby formula!
Democrats want to take our guns so we can’t fight back!
Think before you vote!
We import the same number of barrels of oil today that we did under Trump. Go fight your windmills. We all need a good laugh.
in March of 2019 – 195 million barrels imported
in March of 2020 – 179 million barrels imported (Biden was in office)
in March of 2021 – 198 million barrels imported
I know you don’t like facts that don’t support your Shepherds narratives that you like to repeat but these are not hard facts to look up.
So I looked them up – your facts.
You can’t even get your own information right.
Your chart shows the US imported :
March 2019 – 210 million bbl
March 2020 – 195 million bbl
March 2021 – 179 million bbl.
It clearly demonstrates our declining reliance on imported oil under Trump.
And your claim that Biden was in office in March 2020 just serves to demonstrate how unbelievably, breathtakingly, jaw-droppingly stupid you are. Right?
PS In March of this year – that’s 2022 for you – we imported 199 million barrels, an 11% increase year on year, now that Biden’s policies are starting to have an effect. So we are importing much more oil now, and have reversed Trump’s work to wean us off imported oil.
In short, YOU”RE DEAD WRONG – by your own evidence.
Oops. But Biden on wrong line. Increase was 2021 when Biden took office. Made a mess of my argument by rush through the comment.
Note March of 2022 was 198 barrels imported. versus 2020 of 195 barrels (when Trump was in office). Go figure.
Apologies for another typo mistake. So oil imports are same under Biden as under Trump. Duh.
US production of oil was 11,899 in March of 2019 and was 11,655 in March of 2022. Where is the big drop in production from all of Biden’s policies.
Ummmm based on your chart provided there’s a nice downward shift from 2016-2020. The highest appears to be during Obuma years. Guess joe learned from the best how to ruin this country. And why the yelling? Just look at it so basically and answer this: how come we were only paying $1.89 per gallon when Trump left office and yet ever since we have been paying more for literally everything.? Can you explain why products and goods and gas were cheaper?? I was looking forward to retiring but can’t see that right now. I make weekly runs to the grocery store and I’m a creature of habit buying the same things every week. My bill went from $120 to $165 a week. Gas aside EVERYTHING is terribly higher and yes, the buck stops with sleepy joe. The title commander in chief means he takes credit but also should take the blame when he screws up. Look at whatever charts or “experts” or whatever you choose to listen to and then look at your bank account and your 401 and your savings account and truthfully tell me it’s as high as it was 17 months ago. If you say it is I call BS and say that you are only here as a paid troll to generate comments so you get paid while insulting people all the time.
He’s yelling because he’s so emotional….
No, the chart you cited as evidence for your incorrect gibberish clearly demonstrates the opposite of your contention. Our reliance on foreign oil steadily and significantly declined under Trump, and is now increasing again under Biden.
You really are a buffoon.
Yes Jim….and the same ” educated” voters still elect the same old council members over and over again. Very sad indeed. Guessing higher taxes, fuel and food cost only affect a small number of citizens in Greensboro and Guilford county. As for safety , Greensboro leadership is no different than the clowns and wannabees in DC.
You have hit the nail on the head. We’re not there yet, but if the (National Socialist) Democrats maintain control at the national level we yet come to that situation.
I apologize for the errors in my rantings. My medication chose that time to kick in and I had a bit of a problem keeping my thoughts straight.
Alan, now if we could get Chris the left wing communist clown on some meds or at least off Dopey Joes socialist koolade he may be able to put together something similar to a coherent paragraph. Most likely not but as a Christian American Patriot I remain hopeful…
Says the guy with the name Crackhead.
Welcome to the my typo world Alan!!!
Those promoting our area for growth emphasize our congeniality here in the south. Hey, wake up the quarreling and public display of illiterate process and/or illegal doing in a process like “bilking votes by promise of rewards” in return is an age old SCAM. We thought it was done away with by taking the mafia to task. This is how it is done people. To have to show outsiders that growth here is a brawl of local self serving politicians and illegal enticement certainly would not be a place to want to raise literate children. Although we are supposed to be the third largest city, we are not growing folks. Those looking in, do not want to “live it” as the locals play out their “cover ups” and deny wrong doing, until taken to court. Yes the court takes time, but that is exactly how those must be treated to be exposed however long it takes. We citizens can see through the fish wrap, it stinks. We do not have to take it but we can take the behavior and process’ to task in a court of law!
Chris (who fabricates evidence) has kindly supplied us with a chart from the US Energy Information Administration that details how much crude oil the US imports (the link is in one of his comments above).
From January 2017 (when Trump was inaugurated) to January 2021 when he left office, the amount of crude oil we imported fell steadily from 262.8 million barrels (1/17) to 179.3 million barrels (1/21) – a 32% drop.
President Trump encouraged domestic oil production, made us energy independent, and brought the local price of gas down to $1.79. And we were no longer at the mercy of hostile foreign powers.
The senile frail old fool currently in the White House has reversed all that (oil imports for 2022 all now increasing, year on year).