Hurricane takes a new route to Cuba and then putters out.
Seriously if the infrastructure is not damaged to any extent then the prices will go up but then correct.
Katrina knocked some rigs around but the vast majority survived.
But the 'all eggs in one basket' of refineries on the Gulf Coast is a problem this time of year.
We should have some more refineries inland, say Kansas.http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/article ... 575fc8.txt
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Well technically Carter was CinC.....
And Delta Force is under his direction.....
He had to authorize the action....
How is he not responsible?
Should have asked the Israelis for some help.
Planning for this rescue effort began shortly after our Embassy was seized, but for a number of reasons, I waited until now to put those rescue plans into effect. To be feasible, this complex operation had to be the product of intensive planning and intensive training and repeated rehearsal. However, a resolution of this crisis through negotiations and with voluntary action on the part of the Iranian officials was obviously then, has been, and will be preferable.
This rescue attempt had to await my judgment that the Iranian authorities could not or would not resolve this crisis on their own initiative. With the steady unraveling of authority in Iran and the mounting dangers that were posed to the safety of the hostages themselves and the growing realization that their early release was highly unlikely, I made a decision to commence the rescue operations plans.
It was my decision to attempt the rescue operation. It was my decision to cancel it when problems developed in the placement of our rescue team for a future rescue operation. The responsibility is fully my own.
Yes, Regan can be blamed, he too was CinC and NASA, while not a military operation, is under his direction along with Congress.
They all were pushing the envelope with crapped out equipment, it was not unexpected.
The NASA guys knew it would happen but no one bitched loud, long or high enough.
It was a systemic problem that began long before and he failed to see the warning signs.
The system failed on his 'watch' so it is his problem because he did not correct it.
Bad news/things get all the attention but good news just passes us by.
Bad news will travel twice around the world before good news even makes it out the door.
NASA is an independent civilian space agency under the executive branch, created by Congress to help execute policy or provide special services (other independent agencies include the Central Intelligence Agency, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation). Although NASA is not a cabinet-level organization like the Department of Defense, its administrator gets nominated by the President and must be confirmed by the Senate. Presidents can set policies/directions for the agency. Here are some examples:
1961- President John F. Kennedy directed NASA to land men on the moon by 1970
1972 - President Richard M. Nixon instructed NASA to develop the space shuttle
1984 - President Ronald Reagan called on NASA to develop a space station "in a decade"
1989 - President George H.W. Bush proposed to send humans to Mars
2004 - President George W. Bush directed NASA develop a new space vehicle by 2008 (now called Orion, see How the Crew Exploration Vehicle Works) and focus human space activities on exploration
Like all other government agencies and departments, NASA proposes an annual budget, which gets incorporated into the President's annual budget and submitted to Congress. Congress debates and appropriates funds to NASA through legislation (appropriations bills). NASA's success in carrying out its mission and achieving presidential directives is highly dependent upon funding from Congress. For example, the Mars exploration program proposed by President George H.W. Bush met enormous resistance in Congress because it was deemed to be too expensive ($500 billion over 20 to 30 years). Congress did not fund the program and the proposal failed.
I will eat any thing if it is prepared properly!
Piggies from my friends farm done up by the butcher in Sanford, ME.
Walk em in the back and two weeks later they are all wrapped and ready for the freezer.
Red deer is a favorite, he has a stock of elk that he raises and butchers.
USDA inspected too!
They constantly try to escape
From the darkness outside and within
By dreaming of systems so perfect that no one will need to be good.
But the man that is shall shadow
The man that pretends to be.
T. S. Eliot