“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” - George W. Bush

All The Best


I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.

My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.

At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.

An elephant never forgets.
Be well.

Deuce, 21 June 2018

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Saudis are fracking and the Russians may be bailing out Cyprus? Interesting.

Arabian fracking: Saudis drill for shale
March 19, 2013, 5:12 PM  MARKETWATCH
By Claudia Assis

After much resistance and a mix of disdain and resentfulness, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries suddenly decided to embrace fracking, The Wall Street Journal’s MarketBeat said.
That means, of course, that it’s really Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s largest member and frequent dissenter among the organization’s ranks, that has done the embracing. Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi told reporters in Hong Kong the kingdom intends to remain an energy powerhouse, partly by adopting new technology.
Naimi estimated Saudi Arabia has roughly 600 trillion cubic feet of unconventional shale gas. “The potential is very huge and we plan to exploit it,” he told The Wall Street Journal on Monday.
The Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration says Saudi Arabia’s proven natural-gas reserves are 288 trillion cubic feet as of the end of 2012. That’s the fifth largest behind Russia, Iran, Qatar and the U.S., the EIA said.
Saudi state-controlled oil and gas company Aramco puts known natural-gas reserves at the fourth largest in the world. Aramco said finding additional gas reserves is a top priority.


  1. If it ain't Ethanol, it ain't Shit.

    Just Trust Me.

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  3. ...sorry, I'm just getting psyched for my doctor visit tommorrow.

    He's an Internist, and half "African American"

    It's always a dramatic internal dialog thinking about him maybe going internal and African America.

    Used to be a pretty big deal, now I just want someone to

    (I've lost FIVE fucking inches in height)
    ...normal is 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches.

    ...thanks to collapsed disks and a spaghetti-shaped spine.

    The powered wheelchair awaits.
    ...or an AR 15 to the temple.

    The last time I will have overstressed my gimpy left shoulder.

  4. The right hand will be beating off for one last time.

    ...on the only organ that still resembles what it looked like when it was serviced by someone else.

    Anne went to Punahoe long before our dear leader.
    And she's rich.
    And I can't find her.

    PunahoeLess Doug.

    Let us pray for him.


  5. "Punahoe" is derived from "ho" and poontang.

    POTUS added copius amounts of dope, coke, crack, and meth.

    Envy Overhelms.

  6. Obama in Israel What a great day for geo-politics.

    1. Russians in Cyprus, Saudis fracking and Obama tap dancing.

    2. Jest another day at the office, eh? :)

    3. Deuce, if you could, would you please e-mail the deleted comment?

      ...i have no reccolection.

      Ethanol is a terrible thing to taste.

      ...just ask Rufus.

    4. like I have nothing better to do.

  7. Be a little more creative and obtuse with your phallic descriptions.

    1. Damn!
      You replied before I asked!

    2. All I can say is it ain't bragging if it's still as long and wide as ever, and is my only organ w/o age related wrinkles and other infirmities.

      God DOES have his plan.

    3. .

      Yes, he does.

      And wouldn't it be ironic if along with all your other ailments your hand was the next to go?


    4. hey Q, errr haiQ,

      you've become quite the humorist! mucho more fun than the grumpy old man shouting "nonsense" and "they're all dicks".


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    6. That last one made me laugh out loud. You shouldn't have deleted it - the double entendre was decent.

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    9. lest one fertilize with shit.

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    11. What made me laugh the first time was it followed:

      "And wouldn't it be ironic if along with all your other ailments your hand was the next to go?"

      "hand" "grasp"

    12. .

      That was the original intent.

      However, I should have taken my time and just ended up with the last version.

      The iterations and the process ruin the spontaneity and the mood.


    13. .

      the tuber grows in fallow soil,

      the reach exceeds the grasp,



  8. Iran’s nuclear ambitions may loom large, but lurking in the shadow of President Obama’s highly anticipated visit to Israel this week is a protracted and secretive war already being waged between Jerusalem and Tehran.

    Analysts and former officials say the “shadow war,” featuring suicide bombings and clandestine attacks from Eastern Europe to Asia and the Middle East, is a potential source of friction between individuals at the CIA and Israel’s lead intelligence agency, the Mossad.

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/19/shadow-war-between-israel-iran-rages-on-as-obama-v/#ixzz2O5PUPb24
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    1. Marxism contests with Islam as being the stupidest thought system in the history of mankind. Marx didn't even have his economics right, much less any good thinking about the transcendental. Islam is just nuts, getting both wrong, too.

      Do you realize all the dead from these two thought systems?

      Do you know, really know, what the Russians did to themselves, and the Chinese? The Russians ran out of bullets killing one another. And what the Islamics have done?

      Yes, there is a war going on, and thankfully the Israelis are not Marxists, though Marx was Jewish background.

      Living off the largesse of his friend Engels.

      It is a strange world.

      And I believe we should support our friends the Israelis, because they are not Marxists, nor Islamic, we should support them in their time of need.


    2. Hamdoon turned to the waitress, and asked for another cup of tea. He looked across the street, where a cab had just suffered a fender bender, and there was an argument going. He lit another another of his inevitable cigarettes, and began to think about hunting forest grouse when he was a kid. He had found himself in his memory.


  9. Tom Barton DOES look like he's repeatedly done something disreputable, possibly relatated to something phallic, concerning Middle Eastern "males."

    Does that pass the test?

    And, as I wrote before:

    ...do we really need this?

  10. Frick, Frack,Fruck...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGOhveZW8usI would

    Hey, them is us!

    The descendants of the Solutreans perhaps. We are just not sure yet.

    Those northerns, driven down to France and Spain. holed up in the caves, down from the north, away from the cold, hunters.

    Creators of the first true Cathedrals in the History of the World, and the beginning of art, and song too.

    I would love to go there with you sometime, and maybe we can, too!



    letter to my son

  11. The beginnings of Platonic Thought, for those of them out of fricking, fracking and frucking.


    1. The beginnings of love.

      And the higher life.