Former President Jimmy Carter and actor George Clooney have been asked to mediate talks between Nigerian rebels and the Nigerian government. What a combination! And the good news is, both of them have experience dealing with dangerous radicals. Carter once was attacked by a rabbit and Clooney successfully fought off an invasion of killer tomatoes. That's putting some good thought into things, rebels! Okay, seriously, Carter and Clooney have reps that seem to be respected around the world, so that's fair enough. If having Mr. Peanut and Danny Ocean present suddenly makes a meeting official, I'm all for it. So come on guys, let's appease those rebels and get things going again. –Stephen Payne, Editor, Oil and Gas Investor This Week; spayne@hartenergy.com