Energy Independence - Why liberals are against it.

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    Having ties to the energy sector, I find it troubling that we are unable to achieve energy independence in this nation. The problem is less about our ability and more about our inhibitions.

    1. Oil - We have lots. Let's get it while it's available and bridge the switch to something better.
    2. Wind - Stop protests of windfarms. You can't argue that they are bad for the environment when compared to other options.
    3. Solar - I'm shocked to say, but for some reason the liberals protest these too.... why?
    4. Nuclear - Quite possibly the safest of plants, and clearly the most efficient, yet we don't build them because they are "bad".

    The reason we don't have the options we seek is that it would give large groups of people nothing to complain about. They would instead have to find jobs, something they aren't accustomed to. Further, Al Gore would not make money off his carbon offset credit scam, which is quite possibly the most brilliant scam I have seen in my lifetime.
     
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    Who the fuck protests wind and solar power? I'm sorry, but I haven't seen that. I will admit that THAT would be getting ridiculous. We might as well give up and stop eating. The thing with Nuclear power is what it has done before to places... the risk of failure is pretty horrifying and ingrained in people's minds, though personally I think with technology nowadays, with safer and standardized power plant designs across the board, that would be a good option, at least much better than oil.

    Oil is the devil. It's our species' collective drug. The whole planet runs on it, and it's fucking us, and it's gonna fuck us more the more we use it and the faster we get off it, the easier the withdrawal's gonna be. And yeah, carbon credits are a sick scheme. Carbon Tax >>>> Cap-and-Trade, by far.
     
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    The whole truth --why partisan idiots are against it.
     
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    You want wind fine don't give me wind farms that will tie up more acreage and further aggravate the housing situation in this country, go small scale give people tax credits for placing small wind turbines on their houses. Solar should be done the same way and the latest mmodels of solar cells are much more efficient and getting better all the time.
     
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    Who needs to protest wind farms when you have Ted Kennedy just deciding that they shouldn't exist?
    Who needs to protest solar when you have Dianne Fienstien deciding they shouldn't exist?
     
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    WTF? What's their reasoning behind that?? Are they just nuts?? :cuckoo:
     
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    Wind Watch: Groups protest wind turbine eagle kills
    Nevada utility finally meets state's solar-energy mandate - Business - ReviewJournal.com

    Just two sources.
     
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    In the latter case saving the desert, in the former saving migrating birds... oh and likely the thought that Pickens stands to get richer off of those wind farms and more politically powerful as well probably impacted the decison...
     
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    You answered your own question.
    But hey, they are liberals after all. What else did you expect?
     
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