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 Post subject: The Answer to the US Oil Problem
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 11:49 pm 
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This could be HUGE!

I've been reading about how Brazil has become independent of the global oil cartel by erecting ethenol plants which turn sugar cane into ethanol. That is much more difficult in the US, because we grow corn. Making ethanol out of suger cane is 8 times more productive, as opposed to making ethanol out of corn.

Cuba is the answer!

Cuba grows vast amounts of sugar cane which they can't sell because of US sanctions and US tarrifs which are made to protect the US sugar industry.

This is a pipe dream, given the anti-Cuba sentiment in the US government, but please bear with me.

First, we say, "Sorry about the last 50 years, but we want to work with you for the benefit of all our people."

Then, we say, "The US government will build as many ethanol plants as your sugar cane industry will support."

This will be a socialist undertaking with the US government in control of 49% of the operation, and the Cuban government in control of 51% of the operation.

Of course private companies will be enlisted to take part, but there will be no private control of any part of this effort. It will be like John F. Kennedy's effort to go to the moon.

This will go along way toward helping the US off dependence on oil from terrorist states in the middle east.

The Cubans would benefit immensely, and our immediate neighbors would become great allies.


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I have a motto. "If it makes sense it wont work". I used to say that at work all the time because it was true. That is a brilliant idea. But the US cant monopolize it so we wont do it. It would bust Cubas economy wide open, too. There would be so many jobs created. But in turn it would turn out they would get greedy and still charge $3 a gallon and say it was to cover expenses. Its a damn shame that as smart as we are someone else beat us to it. Thats where greed will get you. I hope like hell Lay and Skeeter get fucked in the ass everyday. Did I say that was a brilliant idea already?

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I know, the chances of it actually happening, given the huge number of regressives, in our country are about the same as a snowball's chance in Cuba in August.

Just thought I would throw it out, since everyone says there are no answers.

There are many answers. Solutions take cooperation.

Regressives say nothing new can work.

Progressives think of new ways to make things work.

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