The 28 Greenpeace International activists arrested on charges of piracy on Sept. 19 are still being detained in Russia. They are now facing up to 10 years in prison for "Hooliganism." But to call there protest a foreign plot is more than a bit ludicrous.
Don't pick it up, it may look innocuous, and it doesn't look at all dangerous, but if it looks like a metal cylinder and it's between Pecos Texas and Odessa, just leave it where it is and call 911.
The pumping of crude oil from northern Afghanistan will soon be a reality now that construction of the first well is underway. The value of oil fields in northern Afghanistan were recently pegged as being worth billions of dollars.
Shell had won a bidding war to successfully nab a couple of oil leases back in 2005 for the Beaufort Sea. But after a legal challenge in 2007, Shell was forced to suspend it's oil exploration activities.
Using the suspension of the rules calender, House Democrats failed to acquire a two-thirds majority which would require oil and gas companies to use or lose the lands they have leased from the federal government for oil drilling.