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Senate Backs Oil Drilling in ANWR

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I was pleased to note Maria Cantwell voted Yea on the effort to strike the bill, but yeah. It sucks. thumbs_down.gif

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Well, come on. If we're going to run ourselves out of oil*, why not run ourselves out of caribou and polar bears while we're at it?

 

*Does anyone else find it interesting that peak oil has not been touted as something of a silver lining to the cloud of our fossil-fuel dependence and all the environmental damage it has wrought? Want to see electric cars, biodiesel cars, bike commuting, clean air, no more drilling/oil spills/Ken Serawewas? Just run out of oil!

 

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Quote GW, 2001...

 

"It would be helpful if we opened up ANWR. I think it's a mistake not to. And I would urge you all to travel up there and take a look at it, and you can make the determination as to how beautiful that country is."

 

I say it's beautiful. Nothing a few "discreet" oil drilling rigs can cure though.

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Hello capitalist!

Problem solved, just camouflage the rigs like California does the cell towers.

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Quote GW, 2001...

 

"It would be helpful if we opened up ANWR. I think it's a mistake not to. And I would urge you all to travel up there and take a look at it, and you can make the determination as to how beautiful that country is."

 

I say it's beautiful. Nothing a few "discreet" oil drilling rigs can cure though.

 

Hell, give us a year or so, and you can drive right in and see how beautiful it is!

 

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Hello capitalist!

Who cares about the artic? None of you ding dongs ever been there, never seen it. At least without the ice no one would slip and hurt theirselves.

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I don’t believe it’s necessarily a right or wrong about economic models as much as it is a story about the future.

 

Do you think it’s a fluke that China has embarked on a space program with a proposed mission to the moon with their stated goal to assess the helium-3 reserves? Oddly enough, I heard some Chinese entrepreneur interviewed on NPR who actually praised Mao for setting the country back 20 years or so in their economic-industrial development. Their delayed development is a factor that may allow them to take prime advantage of the economic model advanced by the West to leap ahead as a technological power. It’s not necessarily the innovators that reap the full advantage of developments as it is the adopters. Maybe the Chinese will be the only ones with the capital to smoothly make the massive transition in energy and related goods, a transition that could potentially produce economic convulsions in our society. Maybe there’s a rough ride ahead?

 

Then, of course, I could be speaking out my ass.

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