Posted in the Alaska Forum
Since: Mar 11
#1 Mar 8, 2011
Picture this: thousands of bicycles on the road headed to work, no cars. Picture this: pedel to the grocery store to find there are no groceries to be had. Picture this: car payments on a car or two that you can't drive because you can't get gas for it at all. Could happen. Could happen very soon.
Just the situation in Egypt could force prices beyond what most can pay. We're sitting on the biggest reserves we've ever had but the price is going up. Why? The Suez canal in located in Egypt. The bulk of our oil travels through that canal. If the new government isn't friendly towards the US (and it probably won't be) our oil could have to travel an extra 3 MONTHS to reach us because we can't go through the canal. What is that going to do to the price?$5,$10, maybe $20 per gallon?
Then there is the rest of the middle east. Did you know that a poll over there shows that 84% of the people favor the death penalty for anyone converting to Christianity? They don't like us. They can shut off our oil at any time. They can put this country to a dead halt any time they decide they want to. When our trucks can't get fuel how do we get groceries to the stores?
Yes, wicked, somebody should do something and it's not the oil companies that are the problem. It's our government. Did you know that the Dept of Energy was created to LESSEN our dependence on foreign oil? Haven't they done a good job? The only reason we started importing oil in the first place is that it was cheaper. it's not even cheaper anymore and we have people in this country that would like to have those jobs. We have oil. We have a 200 year supply of oil right here in this country. Don't even have to drill under water to get it. No more oil spills, no more imports, so whats the problem? The tree huggers won't let us drill for it. We might endanger some rat thats about to be extinct or something.
I think it's about time we quit electing politician lawyers and community organizers and start electing businessmen and leaders who know how to use some common sense and run this country instead of using the whole time they're in office trying to win their next election. This country has bigger problems than how much salt is in our food. It's time we start taking care of OUR country.
We need to supply our OWN oil. We need to get up and running NOW. Before we get to the part about the bicycles. It takes some time to get up and running and we might not have much time.
Myself? I think Rocky Mountain Spotted Owl tastes like chicken and if it comes down to him or me? Well, bye bye owl.
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