For the Naysayers, YOU Better Worry About Oil, Cause Employment Isn't the Problem

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    Any comment, Europe?

    http://today.reuters.com/news/newsa...85_RTRUKOC_0_US-ECONOMY-EMPLOYMENT.xml&rpc=23

     
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    Good news on jobs, but

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    I wouldn't be crowing too soon.

    However, that graph is somewhat misleading since we've had to contend with the biggest bubble of all time which distorted employment.
     
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    Always worry about oil. Everything you have in your life is thanks to oil. Your house is built with materials cut, created, shaped, molded, and transported with oil powered machinery. You food is grow using natural gas-derived fertilizers and transported on an oil powered truck in a refrigerated container made by oil-powered factories. Your electricity is comes from coal mined and transported to the coal plant by oil, natural gas that comes from oil fields, and nuclear and hydro plants built by construction equipment fueled by oil. The same goes for any alternative energy resource. Anything that affects oil affects us all.
     
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    If oil was the only worry in the world, there wouldn't be any worries. Worry about the tree huggers that is stopping us from getting the oil out of the ground.
     
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    http://economistsview.typepad.com/

    From a liberal-learning economist no less.
     
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    Wow, Mr. Conley that was a very depressing response. I guess the investment I made in a horse is looking better then ever. In all seriousness, I am holding my breath for those super rich oil companies to come and save the day. :)
     
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    There's 4 things this world will never run out of. Water, oil, coal, and dooms-dayers.
     
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    Its not about running out, its about having enough of oil at a cheap enough price to keep us/the world out of recession or, more likely depression.
     
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    Sheperdboy
    You might want to take a look at Exxon's recent annual report that basically said the best way to keep up with oil demand was for everyone to conserve and be more energy efficient. And this is from the people who make their money selling the stuff. Exxon has posted record profits, but wouldn't they be trying to sell even more, not have everyone use less. Also take a look at the recent Chevron ad campaign that says the same thing.
     

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