Originally posted by sos37
Energy policy - because it effects just about everything in America. Obama believes in flights of fancy and gambling with "renewable
You know what I find that funny.... its almosts as if your so sure we can "drill drill drill' our way out of this problem. How the heck do you think
we got into this mess in the first place? OIL, why did we invade Iraq? OIL, what resource is currently being exploited and his holding the world
middle and lower class at ransom? OIL
Now you suggest that we just drill for more and more oil as if there will never come a time in which we will have to search for renewable energy? Are
you serious?? McCain HAS no solutions to the oil crises other than to drill on Alaskas northern slope, an area that has been drilled previously, and
area in which oil will take by the least 10years to reach us, 20years according to the IEA.
Our solution to the oil crises, simply make an extension of the current drilling reserve and wait for 10years for 3cents to drop from the fuel pumps.
Yes finding alternative sources as the primary focus is a "gamble".
Your saying "we're taking a gamble on renewable energy" when its oil that we are apparently loosing as a resource, yet its no gamble to drill drill
drill in an extended area of a previously drilled territory. Most americans have NO idea as to whether there is enough oil in that area, the IEA and
some of americas oil men have already stated that it is pointless drilling our way out of an increasingly scarce resource, we all know that it will
take 10years for the little bit of oil to reach the pumps and even at that it will be very short and brief, what happens after that huh? what happens
after Alaska? we move onto California? Florida? we'll just move along because apparently searching for alternatives now "is a gamble".
What is your definition of a "gamble" sos? Drilling our way out of an increasingly hard to find expensive resource in a small extension of a larger
previous drilling field or to find alternatives and make ourselves independent of a single resource all together?
and wants to sink in billions of dollars to researching it while stifling oil production and nuclear plant options.
Either more government focus on alternative energy to get us independent from the global oil addiction or we can continue drilling our way to a dead
end. I agree with you on the point of nuclear plants, whatever gets us off oil. McCain seems to put the vast majority of focus on drilling our way out
of this mess in an area most fuel analysts have declared pointless to get fuel prices down.
He has no freaking clue about science or how long it could take to find a renewable resource that could replace oil.
Oh I think he has a freaking clue over the current fuel crises, and he like the minority of smart americans can see that ANWR is no more than election
year pandering. We all know this is a BS solution to our current fuel crises, we know that alaskas northern slope had been previously drilled as
referenced above, we know that it will take 10years by the least for any impact to be made at the pumps, we know it will be temperory relief, we know
that oil itself as a resource has allowed the wealthy to exploint the middle class and the government, we have a freaking clue as to the inevitability
of looking for alternatives and we know that oil is becoming a scarce resource.
If the rest of america would get a freaking clue as to why not to "give the junkie a quick fix", we'd all be getting ourselves out of the mess with
iraq, the middle east as a whole, and Europe would have been tougher on russia if she would get a FREAKING clue on how pointless it is staying on
But right now everything is formatted for oil. He doesn't seem to get it. If you take away oil and say "here's more wind power while we
continue researching for the holy grail of renewable energy", you must refit a LOT of machinery formatted to use oil
Yes, however there is no single alternative in focus for fuels. There are a range of alternatives Barack Obama is looking at and he will be investing
in the developement and engineering of new alternative fuels, something the government has been slack on all these years. Especially the focus on
hybrid cars, cheaper hybrid viechles. John McCain and the rest of the rightwingers seem to have this idea that drilling in a small area just west of
a larger drilling area is going to sort out americas fuel woes, and the politicians conveniently leave out the details, as to how long it will take,
and how long it will last. Howlong will it take for you all to realize that there needs to be focus on alternatives?
a cost probably well into the TRILLIONS
Wonderful, looks like Bush already wasted a trillion in the worlds second largest oil reserves, gee.... I wonder why he hasnt been that successful.
You put up numbers out of your own head yet you neglect the current analysis from various agencies and oilmen as to how pointless it is to drill drill
drill you way out of this mess?
Tell me, wheres the evidence as to whether Anwr will sort out americas current energy needs sos?
It will be for McCain/Palin.
McCain, a man who cant figure out howmany houses he has, a man that says our economy is fundelmentally strong when our economy is only getting worse,
when the government is having to spend more money that anytime after the depression. A many who cant figure out why we're in Iraq, only that the
"surge" is working and a woman who thinks that simple because she lives closer to Russia than most americans, she has foreign experience.
No its fine, I guess its just easy to turn the other way from real solutions.
[edit on 20-9-2008 by southern_Guardian]