Muddled Duck wrote:
Gaper's Pimp wrote:
Amen to that. We need oil, and we need the cheapest oil we can get. This is tragic, and hopefully those in the industry will learn something worthwhile from it since it sure as hell isn't good for them either. Even if you ride a horse and fish from a canoe, oil has a huge impact on your quality of life. Most people have no idea how many items they count on every day are made with oil.
Guess what, both fucking parties suck.
True that, Chaser.
Anyone trying to paint this colossal goatfuck in partisan colors needs to wake the hell up. I run my A/C for 8 months out the year and drive a 4WD crewcab. I'm as much to blame as anyone in Washington.
Well, No shit.... you don't say. How about stating the obvious, again.
It has nothing to do with cheap anything. All this bullshit about oil being scarce, blah,blah,blah is all bullshit. Its all about the who can make the most money and how.
There are plenty of alternatives, some better and cheaper than petro, but there are not enough important people standing to profit. The U.S also has to be P.C and keep the rest of the world, especially the middle east rich and happy, in turn using the money to wage war on us.... but thats ok, thats what makes them happy.
This is just the beginning. All the looking the other way, whoring out the land and sea to the highest bidder, etc. is coming back to bite us in the ass and there is nothing that can be done. Oil industry has this nation by the balls, mining is right behind it...and thats how they wanted it.
It only costs a small percentage of their profits to do things the right way, most intelligent people would gladly pay extra for this to happen. It wont though and we will continue to pay whatever they ask. Why in the hell would anyone think a foreign company in an international market would give a shit about fucking up the land/water when they don't really have to answer to anyone, are encouraged to cut corners, and have been allowed to do whatever for so long???
Our politicians sold us out, plain and simple...... and now we pay for it and deal with the consequences, while they shop for vacation homes uneffected by oil/mining. It has nothing to do with cheap. Our leaders not only failed us, but sold us out.