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Tuesday
Oct212014

ALG's Daily Grind - What credit tightening? Where? 

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Oct. 20, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

What credit tightening? Where?
Why Ben Bernanke might not be a representative sample of the U.S. refi market. 

Where is the Republican Party?
Dan Bongino can win, yet the National Republican Congressional Committee isn't helping him. Why? 

Murtaugh and Doan: Shale boom helping American consumers as never before
"Oil traders might see the 27 percent slide in global prices as a bear market. For U.S. consumers, it's more like an early holiday gift."

  

Oct. 20, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

What credit tightening? Where?
Why Ben Bernanke might not be a representative sample of the U.S. refi market.

Where is the Republican Party?
Dan Bongino can win, yet the National Republican Congressional Committee isn't helping him. Why?

Murtaugh and Doan: Shale boom helping American consumers as never before
"Oil traders might see the 27 percent slide in global prices as a bear market. For U.S. consumers, it's more like an early holiday gift."

 

Wednesday
Oct152014

Fracknation - VIDEO: Calvin Tillman runs away from fraud questions 

CALVIN Tillman, a prominent anti-fracking activist, has said he will still rely on a fracking study compiled by a company with a CEO who admitted fraudulently claiming to be a qualified engineer and to have a PhD.

 
After being questioned by journalist and filmmaker Phelim McAleer, Tillman did not challenge several court findings that his "expert" was a fraudster but also said the would continue to use her "findings" to push his anti-fracking message.
 
You can see McAleer's attempt to get Tillman answer questions about the fraudulent scientist here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epo-s8rLML4&feature=youtu.be
 
In an attempt to stop the questions, Tillman's supporters attacked McAleer with anti-immigrant insults (McAleer is Irish) and even called the police. The police refused to take any action stating that it was not illegal to ask questions.
 
Calvin Tillman is the former Mayor of Dish Texas who has been claiming that fracking and gas processing in the area has poisoned his children and local townspeople. He is now a full-time anti-fracking activist.
 
However, it has emerged in a number of court cases that the scientific study Tillman relied upon to push his claims was compiled by a multiple fraudster.
 
A series of court hearings and judgements found that the tests and the results were put together by Alisa Rich of Wolf Eagle Environmental Engineers who:
 
 
 
 
McAleer - a journalist and filmmaker - has produced and directed FrackNation, an investigative documentary that examined many of the environmental claims about tracking and found most of them to be, disproved by science, exaggerated or fraudulent.

FrackNation was acquired by and premiered on AXS TV, owned by a maverick billionaire Mark Cuban. It was subsequently picked up for distribution by Magnolia Pictures and is now available on Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and VOD. The movie was financed through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter. It raised $212,000 in 60 days and was one of the most successful documentary campaigns ever funded through Kickstarter.
 
The New York Times described FrackNation as "provocative and meticulously researched."

Phelim McAleer is a filmmaker and investigative journalist. He most recently produced and directed FrackNation - a documentary to uncover the truth about Fracking. He has produced documentaries for CBC (Canada) and RTE (Ireland) and two independent feature length documentaries. Before becoming a filmmaker, Phelim was a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times in Eastern Europe. He also covered Romania and Bulgaria for The Economist. Before that he covered Ireland for the UK Sunday Times. He has worked as a filmmaker and journalist in many countries including Romania, Uganda, Madagascar, Bulgaria, Chile, Indonesia, Canada and China. McAleer has appeared on or is a regular contributor to an array of international media organizations including Fox News, CNN and the BBC. He has been interviewed on over 100 US and international radio shows.
Thursday
Aug142014

ALG's Daily Grind - Barack Obama: His own political worst enemy 

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August 13, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Obamacare drop outs could mean health insurer taxpayer funded bailouts
Investor's Business Daily: Only 70 percent of those who signed up for Obamacare through health insurer Aetna are actually paying premiums and remain in the system.

Barack Obama: His own political worst enemy
Obama: "Our politics are dysfunctional… societies don't work if political factions take maximalist positions." How right he is, and it shows precisely why his administration has been such a public policy failure.

Colorado Dems frack backtrack is all about November
Anti-fracking commissioner ousted in Mora County, N.M. provides teachable moment for Colorado Democrats.

Wednesday
Jun252014

FrackNation now available through Mark Cuban's Magnolia Pictures 

Mark Cuban's Magnolia Pictures have released FrackNation, the controversial "pro-fracking" documentary on VOD, DVD and streaming.
 
FrackNation, which was praised by The New York Times as "meticulously researched and provocative", debunks many of the claims made by anti-fracking activists. 
 
Activists have claimed that fracking - a method of bringing oil and gas out of deeply buried rocks - damages the environment and has a number of dangerous and dramatic side effects.

As McAleer probes these claims and the motivations behind them - he becomes the victim of gun threats, malicious 911 calls and bogus lawsuits.

FrackNation will be available for transactional VOD (Rental and Electronic Sell Through) on all Digital VOD services (iTunes, Xbox, Playstation, Amazon, Vudu, Nook, etc.). It will be also available on Cable VOD (Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Cablevision, Charter and Verizon).
 
The DVD and Blu-Ray are going to be available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Hastings, Bookstores/Libraries, Transworld (FYI & Suncoast), Family Video, Netflix (physical disc at release date 6/24 on Netflix by mail, and Netflix subscription/streaming at a later date). It will also be available at hundreds of small chains and mom & pop stores across the country. 
 
FrackNation, which was funded through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, was produced and directed by McAleer, his wife Ann McElhinney and their colleague Magdalena Segieda.

McAleer, an Irish film maker now based in Los Angeles, said he is delighted that with this release most Americans will now have a chance to hear the truth about fracking - without scaremongering or exaggeration.

"FrackNation has adopted a journalistic approach to the fracking controversy. We listen to people's stories and allegations but then, like all journalists should do, we ask for the independent scientific evidence. "

McAleer said FrackNation's investigations had uncovered no scientific evidence to support the most dramatic claims of anti-fracking campaigners.

Where to find FrackNation:
iTunes: http://bit.ly/iTunesFN
Vudu: http://bit.ly/VuduFN
Nook: http://bit.ly/NookVideoFN
Xbox: http://bit.ly/XboxFN
Amazon: http://bit.ly/AmazonFN
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/BarnesNobleFN
Netflix DVD: http://bit.ly/NetflixDVDFN
Best Buy: http://bit.ly/BestBuyFN
Walmart: http://bit.ly/WalmartFN
Family Video: http://bit.ly/FamilyVideoFN
Hastings: http://bit.ly/HastingsFN
FYE: http://bit.ly/fyeFrackNation

About the filmmakers:

Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney are a married film making team. They work with Magdalena Segieda  and are based in Los Angeles, CA.

Phelim McAleer is a filmmaker and investigative journalist. He most recently produced and directed FrackNation - a documentary to uncover the truth about Fracking. He has produced documentaries for CBC (Canada) and RTE (Ireland) and two independent feature length documentaries. Before becoming a filmmaker, Phelim was a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times in Eastern Europe. He also covered Romania and Bulgaria for The Economist. Before that he covered Ireland for the UK Sunday Times. He has worked as a filmmaker and journalist in many countries including Romania, Uganda, Madagascar, Bulgaria, Chile, Indonesia, Canada and China. McAleer has appeared on or is a regular contributor to an array of international media organizations including Fox News, CNN and the BBC. He has been interviewed on over 100 US and international radio shows.

Ann McElhinney is a filmmaker and investigative journalist most recently producing and directing FrackNation. She has produced documentaries for the BBC, CBC (Canada) and RTE (Ireland). She has written for a series of newspapers including The UK Sunday Times and the Irish Times. Ann has worked as a filmmaker and journalist in many countries including Indonesia, Romania, Vietnam, Cambodia, Uganda, Madagascar and Uzbekistan. She has appeared on or is a regular contributor to an array of international media organizations including ABC, BBC, CBC (Canada), ABC (Australia), RTE (Ireland) and Fox News. She is a regular on a number of US talk radio shows including Hugh Hewitt and the Dennis Miller. A well known public speaker she has spoken most recently at conferences in Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Toronto, Phoenix, San Diego, St. Louis, Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City.

Magdalena Segieda was born in 1982 in Szczecin, Poland. She studied political science and international relations. In 2007, she worked on a documentary for Polish state television (TVP), shot in Dublin. Right after, she met two Irish filmmakers, Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer. McElhinney and McAleer had just returned to Ireland to start pre-production for a feature documentary, Not Evil Just Wrong. Ms Segieda was involved in all aspects of the production of the film. Ms Segieda moved with the filmmakers to Washington, DC and worked on the independent distribution of the film. After the team relocated to Los Angeles, she worked on “Hypocrites,” a series of short films, released online, taking a critical look at celebrities who run anti-development environmental campaigns. Most recently, she co-directed the feature length documentary FrackNation - A journalist's search for the fracking truth.

Friday
May232014

ALG's Daily Grind - Food workers union sues grocer for offering employees higher pay

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May 22, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Food workers union sues grocer for offering employees higher pay
Seniority is outdated. What today's worker needs is a system that rewards extra energy and effort, and rewards doing a good job.

Cartoon: The Mad Lib

A Tribute to Women -- Or to Liberalism?
Congress recently approved -- by an overwhelming margin -- a commission to study the creation of  a National Women's History Museum on the National Mall. But will it be in honor of women or far-left feminism?

VIDEO – Sting operation uncovers scummy Hollywood environmentalist agenda with reporter disguised as a Middle Eastern oil tycoon
Hollywood elites are caught by an undercover reporter accepting money from "Middle Eastern oil tycoons" to make a movie attacking American energy companies.