Let me tell you, I post some on this other board that is not political in nature at all and there has been a discussion about the oil spill. Most everyone is just horrified about everything that is happening, the cover ups, the lies... its horrible and
ing. Anyway, this woman says this:
the subject title of the thread implies that we (the USA) should not drill off our coasts . . . however, other countries ARE DRILLING off our coasts, so why shouldn't we? I'm all for nuclear power and natural gas, but in the meantime, yeah, drill baby drill!
We "the people" as a public never get the whole story on anything. I could share countless "rest of the story" on many major national interest items, stuff that the public was never told. What does it matter after the fact? We have real issues in the world today, and another oil accident is small comparatively, imo. But this is being heightened for political reasons, imo. I mean, the media scared and worried us for over a month before any oil began showing up. Their tactics didn't change BP nor our own govenment's reactions, it only injured the people like terrorists like to.
To which I replied:
I think that saying other countries are drilling off the coast, so we should drill off the coast is a false dichotomy. Perhaps instead we should work on finding other ways do produce power.
Of course, she also says more:
I can understand that two (or three or four) wrongs don't make a right, however, since North America will reap the consequences if other country's oil rigging goes awry, why not reap the benefits in the meantime while drilling ourselves?
I just had to quit responding, she's a fucking idiot.