Just like Ronald Reagen said to Gorbechev in tearing down the Berlin wall, how hard will it be for the rest of us, to tear down those God awful oil fields?
Far more difficult to tear down the oil fields than it was for the Russians to tear down the Berlin Wall. A wall is just that...a wall. We...meaning America... were not dependent on anything from that wall and, once it was gone, the Germany that emerged became one of the best economies in Europe, and one of our staunchest allies. Unfortunately, the oil fields are subject to the West's need for the oil they produce. Where are we going to be without their oil? Our very existence is dependent on energy and how to keep it coming to our greedy selves! The oil fields are located in an area that is made up of a culture that is suppressed by its religion...except for the males, of course... the same religion that has kept the area from evolving out of its Iron Age attitudes. But with the recent uprisings in those areas, maybe things are going to change. It will be slow, though, because of the long pattern of suppression...and religion plays such a big role in the people being willing to be suppressed. There are some factions trying to make that happen in our own country, and unfortunately, being very successful in making it happen!!!!
Personally, I am beginning (Note I say BEGINNING..it may not last!) to change my mind about domestic oil production. While I've not lost the vision of other energy resources, nor my hope that they will eventually be developed more fully, if we could become less dependent on foreign oil, maybe it's time to consider more pipelines, or things like that. In my area, it's amazing how many people are leasing their land to solar panel construction companies. I've seen four of them going up in the last year. Below my house, there's an ideal field for it, and I am hoping the owner of that field will see about it. It beats his putting a hundred trailers in there...which I've heard he's thinking of doing!
But then, I see our Congress critters don't want the big oil companies to pay their fair share of taxes...where's the wisdom in that???? :roll
Good to see the possibilities of solar panel production taking off in your area Catherine. The county just to the north of us, has a couple hundred wind turbines installed and operational now, with more construction on the way. The sad part is, that they are being manufactured in China, and brought here for installation. (not a surprise huh) Granted, there are the maintenance aspects of this, that creates the jobs here, which is surely needed. However, with the exception of a cable company manufacturer here where I live, this is the only "blue collar" jobs being offered for wind turbine construction here. (and I applied for it as well)
Yes, it's so sad to see our misfit political whores knee padding themselves out to foreign corporate interests. We could hire the blue collar worker here, send them to a trade school like I went to for precise training, on how to maintain and design these works of art.
Kinda reminds me of the Batman days, when Batman and Robin were in a closed room, with all four walls closing in. How long will it take for the people in this country to wake up!!
...fortunately, and with the help of the filthy right, some people are starting to wake up. The serpant is indeed rising, with the potential slaughter of medicare/medicade and social security from these pigs.
Wouldn't it of been nice, to see May 21st, the last day for Republicans, instead of the last day for the rest of the world!!
Jesus could of saved them the time in going through the airport screeners, then swept them away like a funnel cloud!!
"There's no place like home."
"There's no place like home."
Excuse me, I need to grab a tissue!!