posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 10:08 PM
Perhaps you can take the MARTA train into work. Atlanta has an extensive transit system. But then It could be you to far out? I know Cobb county
has bus service for those who live there. I'm not trying to be rude, but the baby boomers and X'rs have burned up fuel like there's no tomorrow
and spent money like drunken sailors for so long that now when the chickens finally come in to roost they can't handle it...denial ain't just a
river in Egypt!
We have to start facing the inevitable reality that the major fields aren't producing as well as they have been and have passed peak...what's left
is going to be far more expensive to get at and as a result prices are either going to shoot through the roof or we will have shortages or both.
Also, why haven't more refineries been built? Literally that is the $billion question. It's either because it's not worth it because there isn't
enough oil left, or it's in the interest of creating bottle necks and having shortages. Either way it's not in the best interests of the people or
the national security, but it is in the best interests of the oil executives and speculators.
Maybe this really will serve as a wake up call for us to demand absolutely that we get off of 100% dependence of oil and move towards alternatives.
Instead of gas mowers there are the silent, non polluting manual mowers for instance. On a more grand scale if our govn't put forward a new war like
effort at putting affordable (subsidized...with the money we have blown on Iraq we could have done this already and been off of foreign oil) solar
panels on every roof top then you could plug in your electric car when at home and plug in when you get to work...The oil companies (domestic and
abroad) and the oil executives running the country have us all by the you know what’s and I for one think it's high time we do something about this
and demand something different. It's time we dump the old guard and vote for folks who have "the people's" interests in mind...we see this with
their background work and policy platforms...we need to take charge and demand change or...
Or we can do more of the same...watch the ball games, look at the Britney Spears stories in the tabloids, and be distracted with entertainment, and
with our tail between our legs, keep voting in these oil people who are bought and paid for by the big corps...or we can change our habits like moving
close to work, using public transport, and demanding electric cars and solar panels...
Someone brought up ANWAR; even if we drill there and suck it all out it won’t fix the problem, and at best will only slightly prolong things…they
aren’t even drilling on the hundreds of millions of acres already set up and with almost 5,000 drilling permits…they like shortages, and like the
old cliché’ you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! So go with the phony drill baby slogans, or demand real change. The choice is ours.
[edit on 22-9-2008 by skyshow]