x can't power America!

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    Can someone tell me why x [be it oil, solar, wind, nuclear, or anything else] must power America? Why do we assume Maine, New Mexico, Alaska, and Florida must take their energy from some common source? Why is the most common objection to every alternative energy support to say t can't power the entire nation? Why should that been be a goal? Do we need a single food to feed everyone and a single cloth to clothe everyone?

    Why does America seem so reluctant to accept that different energy sources and fuels/fuel mixtures might be suited to different areas?
     
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    The hot fathers day gift this year is a so-called "solar-power outage backup system" which retails for about $2,000. It's a pretty neat and compact setup with a solar panel on wheels and a device that looks like a generator. When you read the fine print it seems that you might run your phone on the fully charged device for about 8 hours but that's it. The point is there is no alternate energy substitute for fossil fuel at this stage in human existence. Any leftie who tells you an alternate energy invention is just around the corner should be institutionalized.
     
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    What about fission?

    And sugar cane ethanol (NOT CORN) has been shown to work elsewhere as one source of automotive fuel.
     
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    Nuclear power is of course an accepted and tested method of supplying energy to homes. Here's the deal about corn. Fossil fuel is the product of millions of years of animal and plant residue. You can't grow enough corn in a year to make a dent in America's gas supply.
     
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    I really tried. :(
     
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    If looked upon as an investment, one would consider diversity in lieu of putting all one's eggs in one basket, simply due to market vunderability.

    The Oilocracy, however, has gone out of it's way to convince the general populace (most of who don't know how a light bulb works, mind you) that this rationale is unviable, or delusional partisanship

    To analogize, we are given a dull knife, which gleefully slit our necks with, at the behest of it's owner here...
     
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    "Oilocracy?"

    1. Are you suggesting oil companies have suppressed the development of other resources in favor of oil, and it couldn't simply be true that oil has been the cheap & easy alternative?

    2. Little electricity in the USA is produced from oil

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    You don't suppose the fact that our government is so heavily influenced by the Oilicacy has anything to do with that, do you?
     
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    Is this the lastest thing Maher is teaching you to parrot?

    Or do you have anything to substantiate such a dumbass question.
     
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    Parrots it is then Sammy ?

    Far be it for me to insinuate we have divisions created that would dictate the one being either for or against big energy originating anywhere other than from us lowly trogulites howling away from our ascii entrenchments, eh....?
     

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