High gas prices...

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Big Black Dog, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Big Black Dog
    Offline

    Big Black Dog Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    22,906
    Thanks Received:
    5,107
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Ratings:
    +5,702
    Gas prices are out of sight... and there is nobody to blame for it except ourselves. It isn't OPEC's fault. It isn't the fault of the major oil companies. It's our fault as a nation. We have plenty of oil we could be drilling for and pumping out of the ground. Yet, we don't do it. We haven't built a refinery in this country for a good many years. Instead, we allow the environmental crazies and the politicians who court their favor to determine how much a gallon of gas cost us in this nation. We give other countries money and beg them to sell us the oil we help them build oil fields for to produce it. We whine to OPEC every time they slack up their production. We bitch and moan because oil companies are making huge profits selling a product they are in business for to sell. We do everything except to attack the problem in a responsible and reasonable way. I think it's about time we started doing something constructive about creating reasonable gas prices in this country. Time to stop harping about alternative energy and all of that other politically correct horse shit and begin to address the problem in a serious way. Sarah Palin said it correctly, "Drill baby, drill."
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. Antiderivative
    Offline

    Antiderivative BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1,616
    Thanks Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +103
    Thank goodness Reagan tore off the solar panels on the WH and killed Carter's energy plan.

    The alternative energy freaks amaze me. We don't need to find another viable source of energy, especially when God gave America so much oil.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2011
  3. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,466
    Thanks Received:
    5,411
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,307
    Yep. 3% of the known reserves, while we use 24% of the world's oil.
     
  4. C_Clayton_Jones
    Offline

    C_Clayton_Jones Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    41,543
    Thanks Received:
    8,933
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    In a Republic, actually
    Ratings:
    +23,869
    Palin’s wrong – again. Can’t drill our way out of this problem:

     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. ClosedCaption
    Online

    ClosedCaption Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    47,528
    Thanks Received:
    5,965
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Ratings:
    +17,151
    The op says it's not OPEC

    Then says we "bitch" when OPEC cuts oil production

    Then blames nameless faceless "environmetalist"

    Then pretends that the laws of supply and demand doesn't apply to oil production
     
  6. bigrebnc1775
    Offline

    bigrebnc1775 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Messages:
    64,004
    Thanks Received:
    3,798
    Trophy Points:
    1,790
    Location:
    Kannapolis, N.C.
    Ratings:
    +4,830
  7. 007
    Offline

    007 Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2004
    Messages:
    38,328
    Thanks Received:
    7,861
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +11,924


    This is pure HORSE SHIT. The same, LAME line of CRAP the left rolls out every time DRILLING FOR OIL is mentioned. Well I'll tell ya what mister lefty, ALTERNATIVE ENERGY isn't going to help us out anytime soon EITHER! GOT THAT?

    YES, DRILLING CAN GET US OUT OF THIS PINCH! Not tomorrow, not in one or two years. But we CAN drill ourselves into enough independence from FOREIGN oil that every time they think they're going to cut production to hurt America, we'll have enough of our OWN oil that they'll only be cutting their OWN THROAT.

    WE - NEED - TO - DRILL.... NOW!!!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2011
  8. Mr Liberty
    Offline

    Mr Liberty Hater of Socialism

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    391
    Thanks Received:
    62
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Location:
    In a great country that has lost it's way
    Ratings:
    +62
    The United States is the largest producer of natural gas in the world. Converting our vehicles to operate on natural gas makes sense to me. Think that might put a dent in the price of gasoline?
    How did Brazil become energy independent? They developed natural resources and allowed only multi fueled vehicles in their country. That makes sense too.
     
  9. Antiderivative
    Offline

    Antiderivative BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1,616
    Thanks Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +103
    The only problem with natural gas, is that it is very dirty and located next to many water sources, which fracking can contaminate.

    I have no problem with some natural gas production. However, many of those who advocate it are shills and are not responsible about it.

    For example, the 2005 Energy Bill, passed under the radar by Cheney, exempted natural gas and oil companies from the Clean Water Act and what did we end up with?

    [​IMG]


    I can admit that natural gas does play a role in our energy needs, but I am skeptical of it. Natural gas proponents are not looking out for our best interests. Plus, natural gas is only a band aid to our problems.

    Natural gas is not a viable source of energy. Plus, it needs to be regulated from contaminating drinking water and pollution. However, many on the right think that these regulations are amusable, to say the least.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2011
  10. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,104
    Thanks Received:
    9,264
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,387
    Crude oil fell $10 today.
    In 34 years of following this market, I've never seen such a precipitous single-day drop.
     

Share This Page