Discussion in 'Energy' started by Kevin_Kennedy, May 4, 2010.
Why Not Feel Sorry for BP? by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
That article actually makes some really good points. BP are one of the most ethical petro companies on the planet. That's not to say they are perfect but demonizing them is ridiculous. BP plow huge amounts of money into researching renewable energies - they employ 29,000 people in the US alone. If they go under because of this, not only do we have 29,000 more unemployed but the impact on research for renewables will be huge. It could set us back decades in the effort to cut carbon emissions and replace oil.
There are really important issues that are being ignored by the hysteria from the whiners about BP... From their hysterical rants, one can clearly see that they have absolutely no idea how important BP are, not just in the US but globally. In their enthusiasm for 'blame' they don't consider the bigger picture, they have absolutely no idea about BP - other than they are an oil producer. Fucking morons.
If it wasn't for oil producers drilling wells, we would all be on horseback.
Deep-sea drilling is one of the most dangerous and expensive types of engineering we perform (just shy of aerospace engineering). When any such construct takes damage, for whatever reason, it hurts the world economy.
It's not just about our cars. Parts of the country would starve, because they can't produce enough food and need to transport it in. We'd all be making our own clothes.... cus we wouldn't be able to run the factories that make them.... here or abroad.... And even if they could be manufactured, we couldn't move stuff around the country.
Basically, we'd go back a century. One has to wonder 'is that the "progress" that the left really support?'
Judging from the sounds that eminate from the HOMO cage I believe there are those that enjoy a powerful muscular animal between thier legs. If we asked for a show of hands I'm sure Krusty Frank and Continuous Lisp would confirm. Anybody else?
Not to mention all the oil-based products we consume...
...just to name a few.
(Huggy, this isn't the flame zone. Try using your brain.)
He's got nothing.
Yea, that's what I mean. Without the petro industy, we step back a century. Which is kind of funny since the supporters of ditching petro products are the 'progressives'. I wonder if they see the sheer stupidity of their stance?
The rational solution is to develop alternative fuels, be it hydrogen, natural gas, electric, or liquid coal for our transportation needs, and use our remaining oil stocks for polymer synthesis.
The vast majority of our oil is used as fuel...if we only used it to make plastic, for instance, I am certain our reserves will last for a few more generations, at least.
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