posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 12:31 AM
Ahhh, Mr. Ed
I see you posting here very often, which is very good. Free speech for everyone.
Now, I've been drinking, so ignore me if you will, but I have something to add to this speculation of yours.
I (unfortunately?) work in the oil patch. I (unfortunately?) make a lot of money doing so. I work in geo-physical survey. We go in after a well is
drilled (as soon as they get their drill pipe out of the hole), and send our 'logging' tools into that hole to tell the client if they've hit oil
or gas or water, what kind of rocks are down there from shale, to dolomite, to sandstone, to whatever.
NOW, you say we are not running out of oil and gas. Thats great that the Saudis have plenty, and a few other countries that AREN'T YOURS. Unless you
take them over like say... er...Iraq? But, my man, we, us, North America land based stuff? You WILL see the end of it in your life time.
I promise you that.
Even when (not if) Mr. Bush rips into the wildlife reserves up north (which i'll end up logging for some pretty sweet coin), you still don't ahve
enough for ALL the petroleum starved citizens of Canada and the US. (Mostly the US, you take a VERY large percentage of all oil produced in Canada at
cut-throat prices). So, when you're finished bleeding us dry in the next... oh... 40 to 50 years... then what?
OH YEAH!!! Theres still 50 years of production left in the Middle East!!!! Good thing you started taking them over today, because it saved your arse
in the future... for another 50 years. But after that?
CRAP! Now we have to start investing in alternative energy. Wait a minute, we already have it, it just wasn't profitable yet. Now, refer to
www.sandia.gov and their pulsed power section, or maybe www.jet.efda.org and look at the leaps they are making in nuclear fusion technologies. While
your looking, check out the Princeton Plasma Physics labs, and a few other links you'll find on those pages.
My man, we ARE running out of fossil fuels, and thats the truth. No hiding or denying to make Joe Q. Public feel better, thats it. But, Mr. Public CAN
feel better, because all the alternatives are already there, ready to be implemented for a price, to take over the highly valued fossil fuel markets,
as soon as they are the most profitable alternatives. Solar power, grain ethanols (farmers rejoice, finally some cash!!!), GMO's, magnetic and plasma
physics... all cheap, all clean, all worth cash when we're done with oil and gas.
[edit on 28-11-2004 by Torus]