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					                        T. Boone Pickens Media Coverage 12.17.10



Total of 4 Placements

       Print: 3
       Blog/Online: 1



Coverage Summary:



The Columbia Daily Tribune published a comment saying enacting the Pickens Plan would have
been the best thing a president has done in the last 100 years.



Highlighted Placements (Full Articles Below)

Trib Talk – Columbia Daily Tribune – 12/16/10



Print Placements (Full Articles Below)

Alan Peppard on Bob Schieffer, Tom Brokaw, T. Boone Pickens and More – Dallas
Morning News – 12/17/10

We Have Some Viable Economic Options – Times-News – 12/17/10



Blog/Online Placements (Full Articles Below)

EIA Projects Huge Growth In U.S. Shale – UPI.com – 12/17/10
HIGHLIGHTED COVERAGE



Trib Talk – Columbia Daily Tribune – 12/16/10



―In defense of the man who said Barack Obama was the worst president in history, the guy had
part of his answers right, but the real reason he is the worst president is because he ran on getting
an energy policy for the nation, and we still have zero energy policy. Boone Pickens’ plans
would have been the proper way to go and would have been the best thing a president has done
in the last 100 years for the country. If we would have converted to natural gas, your cost per
gallon would be about $1.08 a gallon, including your freaking taxes on that gallon of gas. And
these morons keep shipping all our money overseas. That’s the reason he is the worst president
in the history of the country, because as much as people are hurting on their energy costs, we
have done nothing on a national energy policy.‖



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Alan Peppard on Bob Schieffer, Tom Brokaw, T. Boone Pickens and More – Dallas
Morning News – 12/17/10



By Alan Peppard



This week's Conversation With a Living Legend luncheon gave attendees two legends for the
price of one. The guest of honor at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
benefit was Fort Worth-raised Bob Schieffer of CBS News.



Interviewing him in front of the crowd was friend and competitor Tom Brokaw, who had almost
universally good things to say about Schieffer, whom he described as humble. "And if there is
one oxymoron in American life," Brokaw added, "it's humble anchorman."



Among the big shots who turned up for the luncheon at the Hilton Anatole was Texas Rangers
president Nolan Ryan. Twenty years ago, Ryan was a Rangers pitcher and Schieffer's brother,
Tom Schieffer, was team president.



Also on hand were oil and gas dealmaker T. Boone Pickens and his wife, Madeleine; car dealer
Carl Sewell and his wife, Peggy; oilman Herbert Hunt; beer distributor Barry Andrews and his
wife, Lana (underwriters of the luncheon); and the event's honorary co-chairs, Margot and Ross
Perot.



After doing a Vegas-ready impersonation of his late colleague Walter Cronkite , Schieffer took a
page out of Cronkite's book and expressed his skepticism about our approach to the war in
Afghanistan. (After Cronkite's 1968 editorial on Vietnam, LBJ reportedly said, "If I've lost
Cronkite, I've lost middle America.")
While Schieffer said an abrupt removal of all American forces from Afghanistan would be a
mistake, he couldn't make a case for leaving them there.



"As I read the experts," he said, "I find it more and more difficult to understand what we're doing
there."



Woman to know



It's time to start cozying up to Dallas art collector Cindy Rachofsky. That's the word from Town
& Country magazine, anyway.



The January issue features a piece by society scribe William Norwich called "101 People You
Must Meet in 2011."



Rachofsky made the list along with the likes of Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky,
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, philanthropist Melinda Gates, Mad Men star Jon Hamm,
future Queen of England Kate Middleton and shipping heiress Athina Onassis.



Sondheim on the town



Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim made the rounds while in town for the speaker series at
the Nasher Sculpture Center.



On Wednesday afternoon, he spoke to students at Booker T. Washington High School for the
Performing and Visual Arts.



After his evening appearance at the Nasher, he dined with Dallasite and fellow Broadway pro
Roger Horchow.
Alan's Last Word



"There's a little more ego involved in these jobs than people might realize." Walter Cronkite



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We Have Some Viable Economic Options – Times-News – 12/17/10



By Chip Worrell



―Remember son,‖ my daddy told me, ―half of all economists are always wrong. Keep a quarter
handy for flipping, and you’ll be just as smart as they are.‖



This was back in the Dark Ages, say, 1974 or thereabouts — before computers, cell phones or
video games and especially before Facebook.



Unfortunately, I would have been 14 or so years old and already knew everything I could
possibly want to know about anything, so most of what Pop said went in one ear, rattled around a
bit and passed right out the other.



This one thing must have hung up on a neuron or a crooked synapse, though, because it still
jumps into my memory every time I read or see an economist explaining ―what is going to
happen next.‖
Economic policy rarely has much to do with fixing anything. Politicians pass spending bills to
make voters feel good about politicians. You can’t borrow enough money to buy another
business boom any more than you or I can borrow enough money to become Bill Gates.



The Great Depression wasn’t solved by the New Deal in the ’30s. That took the Second World
War and the G.I. Bill that the war spawned. Suddenly, about 6 million people could go to school
and learn how to doctor, engineer and manufacturer just when the rest of the world had been shot
to smithereens, and we were the only game in town.



On the other hand, the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps kept
a whole lot of people from literally starving to death in the ’30s. The Rural Electrification
Administration is why Mountain Valley got electricity in the ’50s, and Tennessee Valley
Authority paychecks have put a lot of chickens in the pot for the past 60 years without adding
one whisker of carbon to the global warming debate.



So you see, government programs can both buy votes and help people out at the same time. The
trick is to not just do the vote buying.



Have any of the big-time economic forecasts in the past 40 years come to fruition? I don’t mean
the vague, gypsy fortune-teller forecasts (―I see trouble and success in your future‖). What I’m
expecting from a professional economist is what I can expect the economy to do in the next six
months and how to fix what’s broken.



These guys make gazonga bucks to do what so far I could do just as well by throwing darts at a
wall. (Improving, strong bull market, bear market, sell everything and buy guns). Since they
can’t do any better, let me warm up a dart and toss it ... there. It says, ―Rising fuel costs and the
stubborn refusal of mortgage holders to adjust rates means that more empty properties will be
dumped on an already saturated market and the costs of goods shipped will result in higher prices
along with lower margins, resulting in lower stock market activity.‖



My solution: Listen to Mr. Boone Pickens and get with the natural gas fuel infrastructure, and
pass legislation requiring all foreclosed properties to be re-offered with a mortgage 2 percent
above prime.
We don’t need to replace oil as a fuel, we just need to offer a real fuel alternative for the free
markets to perform.



Today’s OPEC monopoly is the same as Standard Oil was 100 years ago, but there doesn’t seem
to be any Teddy Roosevelt trying to stop it. The robber barons of the Gilded Age are still with us
— we just call them mortgage fund managers today.



I don’t think my children’s world is going to be bleaker than mine has been, but it will look a lot
different. How different is what politicians of all stripes are determining now.



My daddy also said, ―Son, there’s no Santa Claus. Now get off the couch and get back to work.‖



Here’s praying we will all be back to work soon.



Merry Christmas to all.



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BLOG/ONLINE COVERAGE



EIA Projects Huge Growth In U.S. Shale – UPI.com – 12/17/10



New information gleaned from drilling activity in the United States reveals shale gas reserves are
about twice as abundant as previously thought, the EIA said.
The U.S. Energy Information Agency said in its 2011 outlook that it projects technically
recoverable unproven shale gas reserves sit at 827 trillion cubic feet, 474 trillion cf larger than
the previous year's outlook.



Shale deposits are considered an emerging energy resource for the United States. T. Boone
Pickens, a Texas oil magnate, said abundant gas reserves in the United States made the country
the "Saudi Arabia of natural gas."



U.S. consumers by 2035 are projected to rely on imports to meet 18 percent of their energy
demands compared with 24 percent in 2009, the EIA said. This is moderated, the agency said, by
increased use of domestic biofuels, rising energy prices and better efficiency standards.



Renewable energy resources and natural gas are the fastest growing fuels for electricity, though
coal remains the dominant source of energy for electricity in the United States.



This, the EIA said in its outlook, in part suggests carbon dioxide emissions should grow slowly
but won't return to their 2005 highs until 2027.



"Our reference case projection shows the growing importance of natural gas from domestic shale
gas resources in meeting U.S. energy demand and lowering natural gas prices," said EIA
Administrator Richard Newell in a statement. "Energy efficiency improvements and the
increased use of renewables are other key factors that moderate the projected growth in energy-
related greenhouse gas emissions."



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