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My Note –

Despite myself – I made some notes while I was in the bath –

This was one of them –

This man seems awfully quiet since the oil spill – is the man dead?



46th Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Al Gore
Succeeded by Joe Biden

In office
March 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
President George H. W. Bush
Deputy Donald J. Atwood, Jr.
Preceded by Frank Carlucci
Succeeded by Les Aspin

15th United States House of Representatives Minority Whip

In office
January 3, 1989 – March 20, 1989
Leader Robert H. Michel
Preceded by Trent Lott
Succeeded by Newt Gingrich

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wyoming’s At-large district

In office
January 3, 1979 – March 20, 1989
Preceded by Teno Roncalio
Succeeded by Craig L. Thomas

7th White House Chief of Staff

In office
November 21, 1975 – January 20, 1977
President Gerald Ford
Preceded by Donald Rumsfeld
Succeeded by Hamilton Jordan


Roundup: Until it’s safe, stop deep-water drilling

USA Today – 26 minutes ago
Is Dick Cheney at fault? Are the American people at fault, for turning a blind eye to the dangers of oil drilling in deep water?


American Oil Spills In Gulf Of Mexico Is A Good Thing! Lessons for

Modern Ghana – Paul I. Adujie – 2 hours ago
There was this well publicized secret meetings with Dick Cheney and oil companies in writing energy bill for the United States.

(Modern Ghana?)


(from pp. 2 of this search)

(and pp. 1 – same search for Dick Cheney news – by date)



Tonight’s Candidates: With Just a Little Help From Their Friends

The Washington Independent – Rachel Rose Hartman – 3 hours ago
The NRSC created a joint fundraising committee with Grayson, Dick Cheney and other GOP figures offered their endorsements, and other lawmakers quickly

Schwarzenegger: Gov race shows need for new system

San Jose Mercury News – Judy Lin – 6 hours ago

Her campaign recently began touting an endorsement from former Vice President Dick Cheney. The governor is doing his part to pass Proposition 14.

My Note –
About Uncle Richard’s endorsement of Meg Whitman – the CEO that just about destroyed every company whose hand she ever touched including EBAY – and others – check it out yourself.

and – that’s my opinion, having noticed it over a period of years.
those two deserve each other.

– cricketdiane

(Note – I had to quit calling him Uncle Dick – because my children kept calling everybody “dickhead” after hearing me do so on a fairly regular basis. (That was when they weren’t in kindergarten yet, some of my younger children – they are in their twenties and thirties now.)


This one has some good leads but both if – you want to know, and if you don’t want to believe it – there is evidence that the Cheney plan was well under way long before this notes it – back to his first White House administration under President Ford with the Big D – Rumsfeld –

Dick Cheney: War Profiteer

Nov 17, 2005 Dick Cheney: War Profiteer. by Tom Turnipseed. Questions persist about Vice-

President Cheney’s role in the ongoing investigation and scandal


dick cheney

google search pp. 10


(this is web results rather than news)


(then on pp. 15 of the same results -)


  1. PressThink: Dick Cheney Did Not Make a Mistake By Not Telling the

    Feb 16, 2006 Dick Cheney will look into the eyes of a journalist on television and deny saying what he’s on tape saying! And when the first tape is

  2. As Dick Cheney Prepares to Depart, His Mystery Lingers – TIME

    Jan 19, 2009 He may have been the most powerful Vice President in history. Just how powerful, we may learn only later.

  3. Obtained: The CIA Documents Dick Cheney Says Vindicate Torture

    Aug 24, 2009 We’ve obtained and scanned in the two CIA documents that former Vice President Dick Cheney claims justify his longstanding arguments that

  4. Dick Cheney’s house gets uncensored on Google Earth : Tech Digest

    Jan 27, 2009 Former American Vice President, Dick Cheney, was a big fan of secret surveillance and monitoring, but wasn’t so keen on having aerial images

  5. Is that really a naked woman in Dick Cheney’s sunglasses? | McClatchy

    Apr 10, 2008 The blogosphere is atwitter about a reflection in the vice president’s sunglasses in a photograph on the White House Web site.

  6. Dick Cheney Was Right | The Weekly Standard

    ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2003, “Meet the Press” host Tim Russert asked Vice President Dick Cheney whether Saddam Hussein was involved in the September 11 attacks.
  1. Dick Cheney Wins BuzzFlash’s GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award

    Apr 23, 2009 “Secrecy” is practically Dick Cheney’s middle name. He famously went as far as suggesting that, as king president of the Senate,

  2. Vice president Joe Biden accuses predecessor Dick Cheney of

    Feb 15, 2010 White House number two responds to the latest anti-Obama tirade from Bush cabinet hawk.

  3. Crossing the Rubicon: Simplifying the case against Dick Cheney

    Jan 18, 2005 Dick Cheney was the acting Commander in Chief on 9/11. Dick Cheney was well aware of the coming Peak Oil crisis at least as early as

(that was all of the search results on that page – except for one – and much of the information that has yielded the results in the Gulf of Mexico and other disasters of a similar nature caused directly by the oil industry can be traced through these sites and the leads they provide about the history of my adult lifetime – except some of the Nixon years stuff in his second term of administration and just immediately before it was discovered about the Watergate incident, my note)


Now – what to do about it at this point?

First – I note this –

During those years of the remaining Republican administration which had President Nixon at its helm but others actually running the ship, there were decisions made in paranoia with an “under-siege” mentality that probably wouldn’t exist today or anytime since. They were in an environment without cellphones, without the computers we have today, and with protesters at their doors and at every turn without stop – everywhere they were, everywhere they turned and every time they made a decision or failed to make one. There was a pretty specific attitude of the national security danger that represented to those in power and there is some evidence that a years, upon years, upon years influence has been the outgrowth of it in certain decision-making despite changes in our world and our nation around us.

– cricketdiane


The second thing that I noted –

As of the 1967 oil embargo – it was noted that to rely exclusively on a principle source of energy, transportation, air transportation, shipping and fuels generally that has as its foundation – petroleum, left us –  a nation with a significant vulnerability which could be undermined by both international incident (or choices) and by domestic events that might interrupt the supply.

So, then what happened?

(to follow this – I made a google search for oil timeline wikipedia and from those results on this page – chose these – and then I’m making a search with google using the terms – petroleum timeline wikipedia)

Pine River Timeline – Great Lakes Wiki

Dec 8, 2007 From Great Lakes Wiki. 1930s. 1930s – pollution monitoring began 1953 – Oil wastewater surveys began to be conducted throughout the

I just thought these two were interesting –

Timeline results for oil timeline wikipedia

347 AD
An oil well … The earliest known oil wells were drilled in China in 347 CE. … http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Oil_well. East Texas Oil Field
First commercial oil in US was produced, in fact, from The Drake well, PA, in 1859 (Wikipedia, “W”). If we recalculate the timeline based on this

(from – )



OPEC – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC, pronounced /ˈoʊpɛk/ ….. OPEC Timeline by Nicolas Sarkis, from Le Monde diplomatique, May 2006
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPEC10 hours ago

Energy policy of the United States – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wood and Coal Stove Advisory; ^ “Petroleum Timeline“.

Timeline of Energy & Fuel

See Offshore Oil History (Petroleum History Resources) ….. Largest spills Oil spills of over 100000 tonnes or 30 million US gallons at Wikipedia

(from the Energy Policy of the United States entry on wikipedia – )

Several mandates have been proposed over the years, such as gasoline will never exceed $1.00/gallon (Nixon), and the United States will never again import as much oil as it did in 1977 (Carter),[1] but no comprehensive long-term energy policy has been proposed, although there has been concern over this failure.[2]


and then a google search for – 1967 oil embargo – what happened that altered everything at that point or immediately before it and certainly was put into effect after it –

my note, cricketdiane


Well, I partly know this because you can’t design a new system without understanding the old one and how it got that way. – cd


On my other computer and notes – I have open the wikipedia entry on Petroleum – about 7/8 ‘s of the way down the page is a title – “Alternatives to Petroleum” where you will find this –

In the United States in 2007, about 70% of petroleum was used for transportation (e.g. gasoline, diesel, jet fuel), 24% by industry (e.g. production of plastics), 5% for residential and commercial uses, and 2% for electricity production. Outside of the US, a higher proportion tends to be used for electricity. [footnotes 46 and 47]

(from wikipedia entry – Petroleum)


down this page a ways – it gives us this –


Energy policy budget and incentives

An incentive resulting from US energy policy is a factor that provides motive for a specific course of action regarding the use of energy. In the U.S. most energy policy incentives take the form of financial incentives. Examples of these include tax breaks, tax reductions, tax exemptions, rebates, loans and specific funding. Throughout US history there have been many incentives created through U.S. energy policy. Most recently the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, each promote various energy efficiency improvements and encourage development of specific energy sources. U.S. Energy policy incentives can serve as a strategic manner to develop certain industries that plan to reduce America’s dependence on foreign petroleum products and create jobs and industries that boost the national economy. The ability to do this depends upon which industries and products the government chooses to subsidize.

(It neglects to mention the previous ones prior to this time period that have resulted in what we have primarily based in petroleum rather than anything else, despite the knowledge that it made – and makes our nation – vulnerable as a direct result of doing it that way, my note – cricketdiane)


The third thing I noted – if that is the number I’m on now, – is that the plan to make all else neglected, undermined, unfacilitated, lost, lost to competition that wasn’t fair or evenly based, and to focus all resources on petroleum – came partly as a direct result of the events surrounding the oil embargo of 1967 – so let me go to that part.

– cricketdiane


Going to pp. 24 of the google search results about VP and Chief of Staff, Secretary of Defense – Dick Cheney –



List of United States Energy Acts


Hirsch report

(which is a follow-up report in fact from prior studies, reports and estimates being made all the way back to the 1930’s and especially popular as an excuse for policy during the 1970’s and using data from the 1950’s reports. This one is merely an outgrowth of the others and actually fails to bring much new information to bear on the subject, my note – cricketdiane)

This is interesting also when you have time to fiddle with it at some point –

^ a b c “Energy in the United States: 1635-2000 – Electricity”. United States Department of Energy. http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/aer/eh/elec.html. Retrieved 2007-07-04.


1967 Oil EmbargoWikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1967 Oil Embargo began on June 6, 1967, one day after the beginning of the Six-Day War, with a joint Arab decision to deter any countries from

(the six-day war is interesting reading sometime – you should take a look at it when you get a chance – not just on wikipedia but in a free-standing encyclopedia or history book about the Middle East and the Persian Crescent) – my note, cd9


  1. Dick Cheney reinvents the former vice presidency

    Mar 21, 2010 Now, Dick Cheney, who reshaped the vice presidency during the George W. Bush years, is reshaping the former vice presidency just as


    The beautiful human being that is Vice President Dick Cheney. Dick Cheney Fan Club Gear – Wear it the greatest VP in American history,Dick Cheney.

  3. Papantonio: Thank Dick Cheney and His Meetings With Oil Industry

    May 1, 2010 As Karoli already noted, Halliburton has been tied to the Deepwater Horizon spill. Mike Papantonio implicated Dick Cheney as well on Ed

  4. Richard (“Dick“) Cheney

    Dick Cheney. [Source: Boston Globe]Dick Cheney, a long-term college student who avoided the Vietnam War by securing five student deferments [Washington Post

(from pp. 24 of the google search results – )


(and a quick search using that tab for – Nixon energy policy – petroleum)

from this page on google-




The Baghdad Resolution is important because Egypt broadcast claims of US aircraft support on June 6. Iraq was the first country to limit their oil shipments, embargoing the United States and the United Kingdom on June 6. Iraq, Kuwait, Algeria, Bahrain eventually embargoed the United States and the United Kingdom. Syria stopped all oil exports, rather than just embargoing specific countries in order to avoid declaring specific nations as aggressors.

The United States advocated emergency measures in OECD meetings and supported the establishment of an International Industry Advisory Board. The Advisory Board was critical in efficiently apportioning limited tanker resources and managing the distribution of the limited oil resources. This was an effective measure to negate the oil embargo as there was no consensus on what countries to embargo, and more importantly, oil shipped to a European country could then be shipped to any of the embargoed countries. Some Arab countries encouraged the oil companies to circumvent the embargo, as the Amir of Kuwait even proposed to the US ambassador that companies simply tamper with shipping manifests to allow shipment of oil to prohibited countries.

The oil embargo was the main reason for the formation of OAPEC which would provide a forum for the discussion of using oil politically.

Notes and references

  1. ^ U.S. Department of State, Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968. Vol. XXXIV: American Republics (Washington, DC: GPO, 1986), Doc. 232. http://www.state.gov/www/about_state/history/vol_xxxiv/index.html
  2. ^ This is substantiated in several cables from several different foreign and domestic officials as can be seen in the FRUS volumes (Cited Above)
  3. ^ This is substantiated by briefing, June 30 by DCI John McCone to President Johnson about danger and effectiveness of constant propaganda from Egyptian State Radio in Cairo (Available in the FRUS volumes, Vol XXXIV Doc 252 (Link Above)

Petroleum politics

Energy crises

1960s economic history

1967 in international relations

(but some of the stuff predates this by two years and was an ongoing part of the energy resource focus and the arguments about it putting America at a unique disadvantage regardless of how much we had, how much should be needed as a strategic reserve, how much would be needed from domestic production in order to assure a continuous resource without a gap in delivery should there be a situation arise domestically or internationally that might otherwise interrupt some part of the resource stream, etc. ad nauseum – my note – cricketdiane – see 1965 timelines sometime – not on wikipedia necessarily – there are a number of others online that are cumulative from various sources, independent inputs and compiled information.)


My Note – just in case you wanted to know – on my other computer I have four tabs open, one is for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, one is for FermiLab Home, one is on C-SPAN Video Library where I was looking up the live coverage tonight from the Senate on the proprietary trading of the large brokerages / financial regulation reform stuff, and fourth, – the Category on wikipedia for Heterogeneous Chemical Mixtures – where I’m looking up some things about petroleum derivatives and fuel alternatives.

On this computer, I have the tab with my blog where I’m working on it and the other two tabs as suggested above with Nixon energy policy terms used as a google search where I am about to grab the links from the search and the wikipedia entry with the 1967 oil embargo open on it.

– cricketdiane

Going to the Nixon energy policy search –

  1. The Nixon Administration Energy Policy — Morton 410 (1): 65

    by RCB Morton – 1973
    Reacting to the chal lenge, the Nixon administration adopted an energy policy designed to ensure an adequate and dependable supply of energy to meet the

  2. Energy policy from Nixon to Clinton: from grand provider to market

    This article refers to the United States Strategic Petroleum Reserve. ….. (8) Richard M. Nixon, PUB. Papers 13 (Sept. 22, 1970). (9) Energy Policy and

Department of Energy – Timeline ’71-’80

President Nixon establishes the Energy Policy Office. The new office is assigned the task of allocating reduced petroleum supplies to refiners and
http://www.energy.govAbout DOEHistory9 hours ago

My Note –

They have just broken through the perimeter in Bangkok – to take the city center back from protesters – on CNNI just now – 11.44 pm ET – US

05-19-10 (in Bangkok)(05-18-10 in US)

They have the Thai Finance Minister on the phone right now with pictures from the protests and from what is currently occurring there as the government comes into the area with troops and armored vehicles.

*** – 05-18-10

  1. Energy Policy

    Nixon addressed the country about the crisis and had a special adviser for energy issues. Strategies for dealing with the crisis included government
    http://www.nixonlibrary.govFor KidsSpeeches for KidsCachedSimilar

  2. Department of Energy: Definition from Answers.com

    Nixon signed into law the act creating the Federal Energy Administration (FEA) to of petroleum allocation, energy conservation, energy data and analysis, …. It is charged with the administration of New Brunswick’s energy policy
    http://www.answers.com/topic/department-of-energy16 hours agoCachedSimilar

  3. [PDF]

    Nixon’s Address on National Energy Policy

    File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat
    Nov 25, 1973 Nixon’s Address on National Energy Policy. November 25, 1973 adjust production schedules and divert petroleum which might normally go

  4. U.S. Energy Policy from Nixon to George W. Bush

    US Energy Policy from Nixon to George W. BushLenny Bernstein April 28, 20081 One View of 1973 ‐ Congress passed the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act,

(and also from these results and from the next page of the same Google results – there is this group)

  1. The American Presidency Project contains the most comprehensive

    Richard Nixon: Remarks About the Nation’s Energy Policy. …. The United States would prefer to continue to import oil, petroleum products from the Mideast,

  2. [PDF]

    Microsoft PowerPoint – Harris-History of Energy Policy

    File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat – Quick View
    shortage of energy since WW II.” Richard Nixon. 7 November 1973 …. EIA Petroleum Navigator, U.S. Product Supplied for Crude Oil and Petroleum Products:
  1. Congress, inflation, and energy – Gerald R. Ford – policy, war

    In his first three months, he vetoed more bills than had Nixon in Calls for deregulation of petroleum products so that prices could be Finally, in December, Ford signaled the end of the debate by signing the Energy Policy and
    http://www.presidentprofiles.com › … › Gerald R. FordCachedSimilar

  2. The Nixon Administration Energy Policy

    by RCB Morton – 1973
    lenge, the Nixon administration adopted an energy policy designed to ensure an adequate and The petroleum industry failed to increase financial outlays

  3. 1973 oil crisis – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Over the long term, the oil embargo changed the nature of policy in the West towards November 27—U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Emergency Petroleum …. The energy crisis led to greater interest in renewable energy and

  4. 70’s

    27, 1973 Nixon signed the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act, one of control: the result of over-consumption on top of flawed energy policies.

  5. The Energy Crisis

    Petroleum or “black gold” provides the world with nearly half the energy used. To work on the energy crisis, Nixon assigned James Akins to the White House. …. (5, 26) Congress passed the Energy Policy and Conservation Act in 1975.


My Note –

I have to change computers and re-boot this one – it is buggared again.

– cricketdiane