Over a Barrel

Author: Raymond J. Learsy
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594032033
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Crude Truth: Do you want to know why you're paying so much at the pump these days? Raymond J. Learsy, a longtime commodities trader, explains the real facts behind today's outrageous gasoline prices by lifting the veil from the Mideast oil cartel. He shows how OPEC manipulates the oil markets with results that are destabilizing to the world's economy and threatening to America's national security. With refreshing candor and an insider's perspective, Learsy explains how OPEC: - promotes a bogus perception of oil scarcity in order to hike prices and gain political power. - is compromised by connections to Islamist terrorists, who fuel anti-American hatred with dollars from our own pockets. - keeps Third World populations in crushing poverty, despite rich oil deposits found in their countries. - became the de facto master of Iraq's newly liberated oil fields. Along with a sweeping survey of OPEC's methods of economic domination, Over a Barrel offers a well-informed strategy for busting the Mideast oil cartel and charting our nation's course towards energy independence.

Over a Barrel

Author: Thomas Pellechia
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438455496
Format: PDF, ePub
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How a small family company in the Finger Lakes became one of the most important wine producers in the United States, only to be taken down by corporate greed and mismanagement. In 1880, Walter Stephen Taylor, a cooper’s son, started a commercial grape juice company in New York’s Finger Lakes region. Two years later, wine production was added, and by the 1920s, the Taylor Wine Company was firmly established. Walter Taylor’s three sons carefully guided the company through Prohibition and beyond, making it the most important winery in the Northeast and profoundly affecting the people and community of Hammondsport, where the company was headquartered. In the 1960s, the Taylor family took the company public. Ranked sixth in domestic wine production and ripe for corporate takeover, the company was sold to Coca-Cola in 1977. Three more changes of corporate ownership followed until, in 1995, this once-dynamic and important wine producer was obliterated, tearing apart the local economy and changing a way of life that had lasted for nearly a century. Drawing on archival research as well as interviews with many of the principal players, Thomas Pellechia skillfully traces the economic dynamism of the Finger Lakes wine region, the passion and ingenuity of the Taylor family, and the shortsighted corporate takeover scenario that took down a once-proud American family company. In addition to providing important lessons for business innovators, Over a Barrel is a cautionary tale for a wine region that is repeating its formative history. “Over a Barrel offers various cautionary lessons that can be applied to all too many businesses. The Taylor paterfamilias began making wine from grapes in the Finger Lakes region, and his three sons improved it. But when the world of wine consumption changed, the Taylors didn’t, and they eventually sold out. Subsequent corporate owners gradually destroyed the wine and the farmers who grew the grapes. Only the black sheep grandson stayed true to the family code, ranting from his perch on Bully Hill.” — Mark Pendergrast, author of For God, Country, and Coca-Cola: The Definitive History of the Great American Soft Drink and the Company That Makes It, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded

Over a Barrel

Author: John S. Duffield
Publisher: Stanford Law & Politics
ISBN:
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Over a Barrel provides the first comprehensive analysis of the costs of U.S. foreign oil dependence and how they might be reduced.

Over a Barrel

Author: Peter Driver
Publisher: Twenty First Century Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1904433030
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Over a Barrel

Author: Tom Mast
Publisher: Hayden Pub
ISBN:
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"Over a Barrel: A Simple Guide to the Oil Shortage is a concise summary of the urgent oil shortage issue. It provides a balanced and factual picture of the medium-to-long range role of oil in supplying the world's energy needs, as well as an understanding of the many technical and social implications of the alternatives to oil. A foundation in understanding energy is provided by the early chapters on energy concepts, history, uses, and sources. Then, the focus shifts to understanding oil. Oil alternatives are reviewed with the alarming conclusion that we don't know which of them can overcome their many technical and social issues to fill some of the gap that will be created by declining oil production. The case for more and better organized research and development of alternatives to oil is made. The book explores life in a world with declining oil and no alternatives and suggestions to remedy the situation.

Over A Barrel The Phalanx Blood Series Part II

Author: Bruce E. Arrington
Publisher: Bruce Arrington
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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My blood kills cancer. But it does a lot more than that. It makes me a living, walking target to those who want to make me their blood bank and cash cow. So now I'm in hiding until my plans for revenge can come to fruition. But as you'll see, don't trust everyone these days, even those you thought were there to help.

Lock Stock and Over a Barrel

Author: Melody Carlson
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433679256
Format: PDF, Docs
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With high hopes, Daphne Ballinger lands her dream job at The New York Times. But it's not long until writing about weddings becomes a painful reminder of her own failed romance, and her love of the city slowly sours as well. Is it time to give up the Big Apple for her small hometown of Appleton? When her eccentric Aunt Dee passes away and leaves a sizeable estate to Daphne, going back home is an easy choice. What isn’t easy is coming to terms with the downright odd clauses written into the will. Daphne only stands to inherit the estate if she agrees to her aunt's very specific posthumous terms -- personal and professional. And if she fails to comply, the sprawling old Victorian house shall be bequeathed to . . . Aunt Dee’s cats. And if Daphne thinks that’s odd, wait until she finds out an array of secrets about Aunt Dee's life, and how imperfect circumstances can sometimes lead to God's perfect timing.

Over a Barrel

Author: Bruce Arrington
Publisher: Pdb
ISBN: 9781942031161
Format: PDF, Docs
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My blood kills cancer. But it does a lot more than that. It makes me a living, walking target to those who want to make me their blood bank and cash cow. So now I'm in hiding until my plans for revenge can come to fruition. But as you'll see, don't trust everyone these days, even those you thought were there to help.