See what putting all your eggs in one basket.....

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    - oil, leads to?

    Saudi unrest escalates, police fire on protesters - World news - Mideast/N. Africa - msnbc.com
    Another reason to diversify.
     
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    The Dow is down 225 today.

    The world holds its collective breath for tomorrow's rally in Saudi.

    Peak is here. There is no more elasticity in ramping up spare capacity production. Whereas Saudi could always ride to the rescue in past oil crisis (Suez, Iraq/Iran, Gulf Wars), it no longer can do so. That's because Ghawar is dying. All their major fields are dying.

    Add a bit of growing unrest across the region and market panic, and you have the perfect shit storm.

    But no. Global resource depletion? Skyrocketing food costs? That's all just a myth put forth by liberals and speculators!! :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Would you support nuclear?

    Most bang for the buck plus it provides lots of jobs.

    And we know how to do it.
     
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    I promote diversifying. The status quo is too tenuous and drilling in ANWAR doesn't seem like a good idea.
    Look at the people who get fabulously wealthy off of our dependence on oil too. Pretty sad.
     
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    I assume you're speaking to speculators because diversifying is not something the average american home and automobile can do. We need to drill for now. When alternate energy is affordable and realistic, people will use it.
     
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    As long as alternative energy is forced to be on the margins due to artificially low prices of petroleum products, they won't improve. The "true" cost of a gallon of gas doesn't include the use of the military and the associated consequences.
     
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    Was here. 2005. Simmons and Deffeyes and Ruppert said so. Do try and keep up with your own ignorant Priests of Peak please.

    All fields producing today are dying. Its what oilfields spend a century DOING you oil-ignoramus. Your religious beliefs on this topic are irrelevant. Go find someone with an IQ of 10 to sell your garbage to, maybe there are still a few of them left who haven't figured out your scam.
     
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    We should take a "compartmented" approach to our energy needs. Solar/Wind/Gas/Nuclear/Hydro/Oil.
     
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    It isn't just an economic concern (its cheap/has been cheap) As I've said, the costs of wars and various other ongoing military actions aren't factored into the price one pays at the pump. It's a national security concern yet most conservatives I encounter seem to think relying solely on oil is just fine.
     
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    So, I guess as the rest of technology continues to advance, the over-a-century-old combustible engine technology will continue on.
    Why is it that the world has seen the greatest advances in technology ever during the last 50 years but we are still stuck on a ancient form of technology in regards to one of the biggest needs of civilization,,,energy?
    The brain washed mentality of drill baby drill basically comes with a rider, just say no to alternative energy. Let's stay dependent on oil. That's putting all your eggs in one basket and at the same time substantially weakening your country's security. Let's stay in the stone age.
    Why are people so against alternative energy and how did they get that way?
     

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