posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 10:01 AM
reply to post by saltheart foamfollower
Where is the outrage from the Media and Politicians? Well that's easy.. like usual, the media fails us. It is the Politicians that create these
problems, then we rely on them to fix the very problems they create. Make sense to you?
It's worrisome that people out there really believe that Deregulation will make a gallon of gas cheaper. The following ideas are based off of my own
experiences.... So from these, I don't know how anyone else can come to that conclusion and I then realize that people are just misinformed... As a
trader myself, Deregulation is a dream b/c it allows us to rip off the American Public by increasing the cost of oil and gas. do you know why Oil
went up to $150 a barrel a couple years ago? It wasn't b/c of Regulation from government, or OPEC reducing oil and supply, it was b/c massive Hedge
Funds were manipulating the price and the price per oil of barrel sky rocketed. I was right in the thick of it and saw it with my own eyes. It was
the constant supply and demand b/w traders jacking up the price. Why also do you think the California Energy crisis around 2000 to 2002 sky rocketed
energy prices? It was b/c of Energy Traders, mostly at Enron jacking up the price b/c guess why? DeRegulation. Deregulation allows greed to run
rampant and I'm tired of hearing to allow more deregulation b/c its NOT going to work. Everytime they reduce regulation, more greed and corruption
occurrs b/c individually we can't control our greed and will take advantage of the system. Granted there are people out there who will be ethical
and not take advantage of it, but most will and cause the little guy, like usual to get screwed..
We will probably never see a gallon of gas go below $3.00 a gallon. Japan and parts of Europe pay overr $5, $6 or even more per gallon and the USA
still has some of the cheapest gas on the planet. So we should be grateful.. Drilling of course is NOT the answer. The population explosion we face
on a daily basis does not allow for the oil supply to meet demand. 15 years ago we had 5 billion people on the planet, now we have 7 billion.
that's an addition of 2 billion people of which, 80% (in my opinion) rely on energy in the form of fossil fuels. Drill all you want, it will NEVER
meet demand! On top of this, why can't we learn from the BP Oil spill? How many screw ups do we need to realize we need new forms of energy. the
whole process of finding new oil wells and then drilling them just NO longer makes any sense as its a logistical nightmare drilling these wells.. And
of course, add global warming into the mix and its time we change to new energies. This will be the best option. even for those who don't believe
in GW, it still makes sense to use different forms of energy. (which I will never understand how people can be that irrational not believing in GW
and how we are messing up this planet. I feel like I'm the only republican who cares about our planet.. Planet comes first before country -
everyone should remember that.. But that's a different topic..) Fossil Fuels are so harmful in so many ways. And the process going into producing
these forms of energies is unreal when you go to the simplicity of Solar or Wind Power.. It just makes sense all around..