Peak oil is a myth. Look it up. So is overpopulation, and a shortage of food. Even if peak oil was a reality, by the time crude and the oil from
shale, coal and other sources actually does get very scarce, we will have developed substitutes.
Look up thorium reactors on google and youtube.
Look up hydrogen fuel cells.
Look up cold fusion.
The system under which commerce functions in this realm places a bargaining advantage on those who would possess or control the availability of a
product that is in wide demand. Gasoline, plastics, fertilizers, and many other products derived from crude oil are priced arbitrarily, the price of a
gallon of gasoline is not neccessarily related to it's cost of production and distribution. We have seen evidence of this by the way gas prices have
been and still are manipulated by the big oil corporations.
Control the availability of a widely popular commodity, and the most advantageous utilization of that position, is to give the public the impression
that the product is difficult to get to, difficult to move, difficult to refine, or there is not much of it left, so it is therefore a rarity. All of
those factors, true or false, serve the producer in creating an impression that his product requires extraordinary efforts, training, intelligence,
experience, to be delivered to the customer.
If you knew that vast reserves of oil had long ago been located, and that refineries were not being built intentionally, so that surplusses could not
occur, so as to give the ILLUSION that the producers are scrambling to keep the supply up with the public demand, so as to be able to set prices at
"what the market will bear", meaning what those who desire it will pay for it...if you knew all of that, if you knew that you could buy gasoline for
about $1.30 a gallon and the oil companies and gas stations would still profit handsomely, instead of disgustingly, would you still pay $3.20 per
I don't think you would...I wouldn't.
But maybe you see how dangerous it is to allow corporations to operate without regulatory oversight. I think if you look at this country since Reagan
and the mass deregulation era, you will see how the corporate base consolidated its control over so many products that used to be readily available,
grown, built, and manufactured in farms and factories right here in the USA, but are now produced by the cheap labor of third world countries for
pennies on the dollar compared to the cost of production in the US. So they send the manufacturing jobs overseas, neglect to replace those jobs with
anything adequate, so as to render a segment of the workforce, out of the workforce, then they ship the cheaper goods now being produced overseas,
back over here to sell to the unemployed...
How long before cheap crappy contaminated products stamped Made In The USA are filling the shelves of the Chinese Walmarts?
Kill the Banks and the Corporations! End Admiralty! End the Fed and DEMAND that Congress end the State of Emergency, (Bankruptcy) that this nation
has been operating under since June 5, 1933!
edit on 19-11-2010 by Banjamin Jefferson Madiso because: typos...