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Stop Funding America's Enemies

  1. Nov 21, 2007 #1
    from May 2006............

    Stop Funding America's Enemies
    http://www.defensetech.org/archives/2006_05.html
    For reference:
    http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/ene_oil_con-energy-oil-consumption
    #1 United States: 20,730,000 bbl/day

    Doing some math, 400,000 divided by 20,730,000 x 100 = 1.9%

    Even if the military used no oil our demand would not change because they use only about 2% of what we all use.

    If the military is trying to get off oil, why hasn't anyone asked us to?

    The president says we are addicted to oil, has he given us a plan in seven years to get off it anytime soon?

    You may know that Bill Richardson just released a book called Leading by Example that outlines exactly how the United States and the world can realistically -- and quickly -- reduce our output of global warming pollution. He has a bold 10-year crash program to reduce our dependence on oil and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters have hailed his plan as the most aggressive of any presidential candidate.

    Book link:
    http://www.amazon.com/Leading-Examp...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1195530096&sr=8-1
     
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  3. Nov 21, 2007 #2
    I agree. They don't seem to be trying.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2007 #3

    ShawnD

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    We hear a lot of talk and hand-wringing about oil in this part of the world. But it's time to step up and stand for market principles: a free trade in oil for the middle-east will die out eventually because of natural market forces, not government fiat. Just as the Market should be left to decide the cost of wheat, so should the Market decide best how to rid the world of all this oil burning. I have no doubt that had WW II gone on much longer, even the statist Nazis would have stopped their Auschwitz business, because the economics just made no sense on the face of it.

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    The best thing you can do is get a fuel efficient vehicle when it comes time to buy a new vehicle. That way, you'll be ready for any weird gasoline taxes or spikes in oil price due to war/collusion/whatever.
    I'm still laughing at all the people who bought SUVs a few years ago when oil was a lot cheaper, then had to sell them because they couldn't afford to pump thousands of dollars worth of gas into them every year. Never again. Buy a small car.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2007
  5. Nov 27, 2007 #4
    More on the topic.........................

    Air Force tests new synthetic fuel
    http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/newstex/IBD-0001-21237300.htm
     
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