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Real Reason for Fracking Boom Is to Build North American Union?
Keystone pipeline decision to languish until mid-June-US source The Obama administration's decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline will not be made until at least June, a U.S. official said, which would delay the project for months and frustrate backers of Canada's oil sands. "We're talking the beginning of summer at the earliest," said the source, who did not want to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the TransCanada Corp project, which has been pending for more than four and a half years. "It's not weeks until the final decision. It's months." ... "The fact the administration is taking its time suggests ... that it wants to succeed with an airtight story that pleases the primary concerns of both sides," said Kevin Book, an analyst at ClearView Energy Partners in Washington. – Reuters
Dominant Social Theme: Fracking is the most important technology since the advent of the oil drill.
Free-Market Analysis: Reuters is signaling that a Keystone Pipeline decision is coming soon. Turning the United States into two separate countries (metaphorically anyway) is an ongoing option that looks to become reality.
Looked at this way, we have a solution to our "fracking dilemma."
In several articles we've raised the point about why fracking – a way of unlocking oil – has become a recognized solution to the world's artificial oil crisis. It seems to weaken another elite dominant social theme, which is that the world is running out of oil and authoritarian governmental measures must be taken to conserve what we have.
This supports various justifications for more global government, as well. And now it seems that the fracking boom could be partly intended to create what conspiracy theorists call the North American Union.
The North American Union is a union between Canada, Mexico and the United States.
This makes sense within the context of the gigantic Keystone Pipeline that is intended to run from Canada down the length of the United States, from Alberta to Texas, virtually bisecting the US. We went looking for information about the Pipeline and its applicability to the NAU.
Among others, we found an article posted about a year ago and initially published via the Huffington Post by Daniel Tencer entitled, "Keystone XL Pipeline Delay: Were Fears Of A 'North American Union' Behind Opposition?"
Here are some excerpts:
The Obama administration's decision to delay the Keystone pipeline has been largely painted in the media as a victory for the environmental movement ...
In terms of the practical steps required to make Keystone XL a reality, the most significant opposition came from Nebraska, where a Republican governor came out firmly against the project. In a letter to the Obama administration this summer, Gov. Dave Heineman argued the Keystone XL pipeline, in its current proposed form, would threaten the Ogallala aquifer, a watershed that supplies drinking water to 2 million people in Nebraska and six other states.
... Underneath the heated discussions over environmental impact lie several issues close to the hearts of populist American conservatives.
One of these issues is property rights. As The New York Times reported last month, TransCanada Corp., the Keystone's builder, "has been threatening to confiscate private land from South Dakota to the Gulf of Mexico, and is already suing many who have refused to allow the Keystone XL pipeline on their property even though the controversial project has yet to receive federal approval."
Nothing could strike a more unwelcome chord with today's libertarian-minded rural American conservative. The idea that a company -- and a foreign company, at that -- could come to people's homes and demand that they sell their property to them under threat of lawsuit flies in the face of what they see as the foundations of America's constitutional order. The spectre of a large, unaccountable Canadian company taking homeowners' land against their will in order to build a pipeline for Canadian oil is enough to spark a revolution in today's bloody-minded, Tea Party-dominated conservative movement ...
But beyond the controversy over property rights lies another concern, one which may not be articulated by elected politicians in the deep-red rural Midwest, but one that appears in private conversations, in the comments sections of online articles, and on the discussion boards where grassroots conservative debate takes place. And that fear is the North American Union.
It has been a concern (some would say a conspiracy theory) of U.S. conservatives that the North American Free Trade Agreement is the thin end of the wedge to the creation of a North American Union, our very own version of the European Union, complete with mountains of technocratic regulations, soul-sucking bureacuracy and an accompanying loss of sovereignty that would make the United States a subservient element of a new, super-national entity.
(It's an interesting irony to note that while in Canada the fear of losing sovereignty through economic integration has been the domain of progressives, in the U.S. that exact same fear is primarily held by conservative-leaning individuals.)
In the mid-2000s, a conspiracy theory began to circulate on the Internet about a "NAFTA Super-Highway," a massive freeway and rail right-of-way running from the Mexican border to the Canadian border across the continential United States.
Regardless of the fact that such a project would be largely unnecessary and unrealistically expensive, rumours of its imminent groundbreaking spread across the Internet like wildfire. To those worried about a North American Union, the super-highway represented a dangerous new phase of this supposed project to create a super-state from Canada, Mexico and the U.S.
Enter the Keystone pipeline. As some observers have pointed out, the Keystone's route is fairly similar to the route "proposed" for the NAFTA Super-Highway.
Tencer, writing then, pooh-poohs the idea of a North American Union. He obviously didn't give credence to the idea of a gigantic highway with a dozen lanes paralleling a railroad corridor slicing through the United States like a gigantic scar.
There is plenty of evidence that such plans DO exist and have only been delayed and not scuttled. In fact, this is one of the quickest ways to kill a culture and drain a region.
New York power broker Robert Moses pursued a similar strategy by running elevated highways through the Bronx, then one of New York's most prosperous boroughs. In a single generation the Bronx became a desolate, abandoned ruin. It's never recovered.
The mainstream media is dismissive of the idea of powerful interests creating a North American Union that would mimic the failing European Union. But it is fairly obvious to those who study what we call directed history that just such a union is likely planned and has not been implemented only because of stiff opposition.
President George W. Bush and his counterparties in Mexico and Canada spent a good deal of time creating various joint security projects and today the "constitution-free zone" includes along the border between Canada and the US where the two governments work extensively together.
In Mexico, meanwhile, various steps have been taken by the US State Department and others to destabilize that bleeding country via the faux drug war. The drug war is an invention of US black ops and a handy method of projecting US power throughout South America.
Mexico's ongoing destabilization via drug war violence and such black ops as "Fast and Furious" proceeds apace. One can surely speculate that part of the program at the highest levels is to create a "failed state" that will be easier to integrate into a North American Union.
There is plenty of oil in the world; it may be abiotic. In any case, John D. Rockefeller created the name "fossil fuels" to promote the idea of the increasingly scarce nature of oil. Oil scarcity is a promotion, an elite dominant social theme. Thus, we've been surprised that the idea of fracking has been allowed to take hold. Fracking is an old technology and one that – from what we can tell – has been suppressed.
There is plenty of oil to be had via fracking in the Rocky Mountains of the US. But that is not what is being proposed. Instead, the idea is take oil from Canada and run it through the United States. From Reuters, again:
A series of steps still have to be taken by the State Department, where the decision will be made because the 830,000 barrels per day crude oil pipeline crosses the national border. The pipeline will link Alberta's oil sands and North Dakota's Bakken shale fields to refineries and ports in Texas.
The State Department did not comment for this story, but last week a spokeswoman said it did not anticipate making the decision before the end of March. Previously, the department had hinted the decision could come in the middle of the first quarter.
The good news is that this gigantic superhighway complex remains controversial. The bad news is that quite obviously – to those who believe in directed history – this new oil-conduit is creating a corridor that can then be exploited for a highway, railroad, etc.
The power elite that wants to create global governance – and sees the US as a major stumbling block – may be willing to blow up its oil-scarcity meme to accomplish a larger objective. Oil scarcity can be renewed via green pushback but in the meantime a further attack on US culture and polity can be launched.
Conclusion: The game is afoot.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 02/05/13 06:35 AM
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Posted by Abu Aardvark on 02/05/13 04:48 AM
DB: "The "green" movement at the top is an elite promotion."
Here's an interesting quote ...
"I am James Lovelock, scientist and author, known as the originator of Gaia theory, a view of the Earth that sees it as a self-regulating entity that keeps the surface environment always fit for life… I am an environmentalist and founder member of the Greens but I bow my head in shame at the thought that our original good intentions should have been so misunderstood and misapplied. We never intended a fundamentalist Green movement that rejected all energy sources other than renewable, nor did we expect the Greens to cast aside our priceless ecological heritage because of their failure to understand that the needs of the Earth are not separable from human needs. We need take care that the spinning windmills do not become like the statues on Easter Island, monuments of a failed civilisation."
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Posted by nithsdale on 02/05/13 12:03 AM
A great resume of a proposition that is about to be a reality. There is no stopping this Leviathon!
There are other factors still to be explained in all this. For some years now, quiet groups in Federal agencies have been pursuing atudies re the Mississippi River, which bi-sects the USA. Originally they came out of the historical studies of the New Madrid Earthquakes in the early part of the 19th Century which made our government sit up and notice Mother Nature was the largest adversary it had yet encountered. Those investigations into natural problems continued since one door opened another.
Today, the studies re the Mississippi Basin are large and even in State agencies. The picture being built from data discovered is not pleasant. The Defense department has all kinds of "last day scenarios" as a result of some of the worst findings. For the last four decades, the opinions are that the disaster will come again and the USA will never be what it was.
Some studies insist that the whole Mississippi Basin will implode and as it sinks, the seas will cut the USA in two.
These doomsday problems are never presented to the public for a very good reason. No one can place a time for it to happen but as the signs begin to mount, there are planners who produce ideas to compensate for such horrific disasters. Some of them have presented this to the War College which instructs our future staff officers of problems they may encounter in their lifetime.
You must have noted over the last decade, the rising concern re the Mississippi River, how important its water route has been and the fact that something dramatic is happening to it. This year, it is low water and 70% of the normal distributive traffic for the central USA is severely impacted.
I call this to your attention because you appear to be stuck in a groove when it comes to elites and conspiracy!
Our Earth has entered a new area of our universe. 65 years ago, MIT and most universities worldwide began to warn of the dangers facing all of us on this globe from that new travel arc our world was taking. It is nothing that Man can change but there were many then and many now who try to figire out what can be done if any of us survive.
I suggest you begin to think of that when you look at everything happening about us now
Posted by Danny B on 02/04/13 11:43 PM
This is more of the "chess game". China is positioning itself as a world oil broker. Russia, Iran, Venezuela, et al have promised to send China all the oil that it wants. China is building a huge refinery in Saudi Arabia. Russia is apparently going to guarantee the security of various Mid-Eastern states.
America has enough oil BUT, it wants to limit availability to China.
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It's a VERY stupid game. There is so much oil available in Central Asia that America won't have any bargaining power. America can crash the price of oil but, I seriously doubt that it will. The original lease in Prudhoe Bay was an area 10 miles square.
On VERY old maps, you can see that a HUGE area is marked, "Naval No.7 petroleum reserve"
Pastor Williams has proved himself to be correct about the enormous finds at Gull Island.
The world is awash in oil but, America wants to keep Canadian oil away from China.
The alyeska-pipeline has moved 16 billion barrels of oil since 1977. It has 1114 wells on 333 sq.miles. This is nothing compared to the total drillable area.
The number 7 reserve is Huge but, I can't find any references to it.
The number4 oil reserve is 23 million acres, also in Alaska.
There is way too much oil in the far north to keep a lid on it.
It does make sense to send the oil to Texas because that is where all of the finished-product pipelines originate.
Gas is the other big issue. Alaska has several hundred cubic miles of natural gas.
There was/is a plan to build a new oil pipeline and use the old abraded pipeline to carry gas. Bloomberg claims that America will build 450,000 miles of new gas pipeline in the next 25 years. CNG is fast replacing coal.
Mexico has one of the four super giant oil fields in the world. BUT, the Cantarell is almost pumped dry. It has huge finds in the gulf but, it can't bring them to production.
GOV has robbed all the money from PEMEX. It needs to drill 11,000 wells. It has only drilled 13,000 wells in it's entire history. PETROBRAS could bring the field to production but, the Mexican constitution forbids foreign involvement in petroleum production. I suspect that The Keystone pipeline would bring crude to Texas and then a new pipe would bring refined products to Mexico.
I believe that the PTB want to do a North American consolidation.
They want to keep North American oil within North America. I'm sure that this is also true for American and Canadian food surpluses also. Africa, India and the Middle_East are soon to see food shortages. Grain reserves are very low and the price is rising.
Posted by Justin on 02/04/13 10:18 PM
Money is the most precious DB. Oil has utility, so value, but is not precious. It lacks the QUALITY required for preciousness. Oil is not infinitely valuable (thanks Mr Schiff!)
Money power is ultimate power, the power of the Gods, or, alchemy.
The junk debt of government & its banking cronies has been monetised - 'money good'. It's a credit bubble of unimaginable scale, but one that has been extraordinarily successful - at least for the lucky few who run the scam, as Robert K. Landis would say. Government & its banking cronies are as Gods.
Ask yourself; if you, a mere mortal, were as a God, what would you do to maintain that exhulted position? I'll wager 100 ounces of silver you would do whatever it takes. What other explanation do you need?
What we want hasn't changed for thousands of years... . we still want the purse that will always be filled with gold... . we want to be as Gods.
From: Margaret Atwood. Seeing Further, The story of science & the Royal Society.
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on 02/04/13 08:46 PM
The "dollar" will become worthless, only to be replaced by the "Amero" and that NAU currency will then open the door to the union of the 3 countries adn the termination of the US Constitution.
Posted by jkluttz on 02/04/13 07:42 PM
What's the real reason?
There doesn't have to be one in any specific issue. The goal is chaos. As you keep saying, "Out of chaos, order."
Posted by Justin on 02/04/13 07:23 PM
Money is the most precious, not oil. The ability to monetise anything - to make whatever the hell you please, even absolute s--t - trade 'money good', is where real power lies.
That's what you should be focusing on, for such power is alchemy, a power reserved for the Gods. Isn't there even a biblical admonition about a tower that people attempted to build to a certain place?
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DB doesn't focus on money power?
Posted by DaveM on 02/04/13 06:41 PM
Alberta gets between $40 to $50 dollars/barrel for synthetic crude and around $60 for conventional due to the fact it is landlocked.
This is a huge boost for the US refiners, so big in fact that they are funding most of the "enviromental" protesters who are trying to block the Keystone pipeline. I worked in the Alberta petrochemical industry for most of my adult life and have a pretty good idea of what is happening.
Politics control the price of oil to a large extent, not availability. For years I have argued how flawed the peak oil theory was and finaly people are starting to realize it.
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We don't fully understand your comment but we agree:
1. The "green" movement at the top is an elite promotion.
2. Peak Oil is just another elite scarcity promotion.
Posted by 1776 on 02/04/13 03:15 PM
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Reply from The Daily Bell@ , It is all about keeping the military industrial complex in business. Just pure speculation of course from myself in fly-over country!
Posted by mava on 02/04/13 02:15 PM
I agree with dave jr.
In order to validate our paper as supposedly "money", we:
1) force those we can to sell their energy for our paper.
2) we sell our own energy for our own paper, too.
3) we can always control the supply/demand for world energy by buying more or less energy from the . This way we make sure that:
a) the price of energy is not too high to expose the falling value of our paper.
b) the price of energy is not too low to permit other currencies to meaningfully enter the energy market.
Posted by Thomas Molitor on 02/04/13 02:11 PM
By logical extension, the Daily Bell is saying the EPA is the biggest impediment to building a North American Union. Unless, of course, the EPA plays the role of fake obstacle and at some time in the near future gives its blessing to the Keystone XL?
Posted by gabe on 02/04/13 01:42 PM
"Yes, this is just the point. Interesting they have to send it down from Canada when the lower 48 is swimming in unfracked oil. What's the real reason? "
Not many new refineries have been built in North America the last three decades. This is one bottleneck that the power elite have very little trouble maintaining (Rockefellers started in refining not drilling). The refinery owners in Texas/LA want the capacity filled ... they don't want to invest in new refineries in western Canada or have competitors build new refineries.
Posted by 1776 on 02/04/13 12:56 PM
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Exactly. So why do they need to pipe millions of barrels of oil down through the US midwest cutting the country in half.
Posted by johnac on 02/04/13 12:56 PM
And while blowing up the meme of scarce oil, potable groundwater is fouled in the process.
Posted by dave jr on 02/04/13 12:41 PM
"Elite really aspires: CONTROL"
Yes, and the most effective means of control is to have you begging for your daily bread.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 02/04/13 12:26 PM
"What's the real reason?"
Well, why did 'they' promote the meme that the US went to Iraq for oil?
It's supposed to look like it's about oil, but it's not. Neither in Iraq nor in Libya, Mali or Canada, for that matter.
Oil is - like the gains of the Military-industrial complex - merely a payoff for the functional elites and their foot soldiers, imho. What these courtiers provide in the process of conquering (not only) foreign lands, however, is what the Power Elite really aspires: CONTROL.
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"ower Elite really aspires [to] CONTROL.
Yes ... and you know this is the point we make over and over, too, despite constant resistance
The myth of resource scarcity is just that - a myth. Used to justify PE depredations, schemes, etc.
Posted by 1776 on 02/04/13 12:23 PM
How Long Has Hydraulic Fracturing Been Used? Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have turned unproductive shales into the largest natural gas fields in the World.
The first use of hydraulic fracturing to stimulate oil and natural gas wells in the United States was in the 1940s. The method successfully increased well production rates and the practice quickly spread. It is now used throughout the world in thousands of wells every year.
What is Hydraulic Fracturing?
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Posted by dave jr on 02/04/13 12:13 PM
I wondered why the pipeline needs to run to the coast in Texas. So the oil can be exported? Then I wondered why it has to be exported when the US is importing 2/3rds of its consumption. Approximately 12 million barrels per day? Wouldn't it be more profitable to supply the local market?
Ah, wait! If the USD/FRN is largely backed by crude, and the USD/FRN is the chosen world reserve currency; then does it follow that oil sales need to be international? In other words, what would happen to global central banking if the host nation of the worlds reserve currency became energy independent? Don't they need USD/FRNs flowing out to the world?
I need to think about this some more.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 02/04/13 10:58 AM
"Two Key Charts on the Super-Boom in Texas Oil Production ... So much for peak oil"
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Yes, this is just the point. Interesting they have to send it down from Canada when the lower 48 is swimming in unfracked oil. What's the real reason?