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ben_meyers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-08-08 03:01 PM
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19. Of course not,
But what are you trying to say? Could it be that for now and the foreseeable future we are going to have to rely on oil, coal and nuclear energy? There isn't going to be a magic overnight solution to our energy needs?

The truth is that we will still have to insure a reliable and uninterrupted supply of oil. We still have to burn coal. Not every can afford to switch over to solar, wind and hybrid vehicles. Maybe some ice will melt, Polar Bears will have to adapt, Caribou might die and yes, wars will be fought over oil. But you are seeing the problem 1st hand. PEOPLE are going to die!

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  -There are parts of Maine that could become uninhabitable this winter. phantom power  Jul-08-08 11:07 AM   #0 
  - Just another Repuke trying to scare people into drilling in  ben_meyers   Jul-08-08 11:15 AM   #1 
  - Snowe voted to ban drilling in ANWR.  Buzz Clik   Jul-08-08 11:25 AM   #3 
  - Well we do have the largest (gasp)nuclear plant in the country  ben_meyers   Jul-08-08 12:04 PM   #7 
     - Being a pragmatist, that doesn't bother me, as long as you have a plan for waste disposal.  Buzz Clik   Jul-08-08 12:12 PM   #8 
        - This would be in lieu, I assume, of demanding that the people of Maine have a plan  NNadir   Jul-08-08 04:50 PM   #28 
        - Hm. One of your pet peeves.  Buzz Clik   Jul-09-08 08:20 AM   #39 
        - Nobody has a "plan" for nuclear waste "disposal."  losthills   Jul-08-08 08:15 PM   #34 
           - No plans? That certainly isn't true.  Buzz Clik   Jul-09-08 08:26 AM   #40 
  - Ummmm, this is a serious issue  Marrah_G   Jul-08-08 02:00 PM   #15 
  - Its that simple eh?  Zachstar   Jul-08-08 02:07 PM   #18 
  - Of course not,  ben_meyers   Jul-08-08 03:01 PM   #19 
     - You can vote for McCain - again  jpak   Jul-08-08 04:10 PM   #23 
        - And you have an answer for these people  ben_meyers   Jul-08-08 05:42 PM   #31 
           - Yes I do - and no "magic" required  jpak   Jul-08-08 10:12 PM   #36 
              - Non-snarky question ...  Nihil   Jul-09-08 04:25 AM   #38 
                 - Non-snarky reply  jpak   Jul-09-08 07:00 PM   #41 
                    - Good to hear it.  Nihil   Jul-10-08 03:25 AM   #42 
  - Last time I checked  hogwyld   Jul-08-08 03:40 PM   #20 
     - Solar hot water heaters in Maine provide 100% of hot water demand in summer and 60-80% in winter  jpak   Jul-08-08 04:16 PM   #24 
     - funny, my sister's solar panels weren't buried under snow and ice last winter  eShirl   Jul-10-08 10:21 AM   #44 
  - A lot of us are simultaneously complaining about the current heat and worrying about how to keep  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-08-08 11:17 AM   #2 
  - Become unihabitable? BECOME unihabitable? When was Maine  hedgehog   Jul-08-08 11:36 AM   #4 
  - There are going to be a lot of uninhabitable houses  Warpy   Jul-08-08 11:38 AM   #5 
  - The very young actually do better than you would expect in the cold  XemaSab   Jul-08-08 12:04 PM   #6 
     - I wrote something similar to my congress folks.  twiceshy   Jul-08-08 12:21 PM   #9 
        - Those are all prudent steps to take  Warpy   Jul-08-08 12:25 PM   #11 
        - Hey- how well do the wall heaters actually work?  Marrah_G   Jul-08-08 02:03 PM   #16 
        - I moved from Monson to Denver in 2001.  intheflow   Jul-08-08 04:39 PM   #27 
  - Strange way to put it.  One_Life_To_Give   Jul-08-08 12:25 PM   #10 
  - 300 years ago the population of north america was 7 million.  phantom power   Jul-08-08 12:33 PM   #12 
  - Which hits people in population centers  One_Life_To_Give   Jul-08-08 12:43 PM   #13 
  - Even if you don't have your own woodlot.......  twiceshy   Jul-08-08 12:44 PM   #14 
  - It's a different world then it was 300 years ago.  Marrah_G   Jul-08-08 02:05 PM   #17 
  - Many people were unprepared for the rapid increase in heating fuels and gasoline.  jpak   Jul-08-08 04:04 PM   #21 
  - I get the feeling we're going to hear a lot more of this come fall.  phantom power   Jul-08-08 04:08 PM   #22 
  - We're hearing about it already...  jpak   Jul-08-08 04:23 PM   #26 
     - Really? Were you "hearing" about it when you advocated destroying the largest single  NNadir   Jul-08-08 04:54 PM   #29 
        - The owners of Maine Yankee shut down their own plant in 1997 because it was a POS  jpak   Jul-08-08 05:01 PM   #30 
           - Not really. It became "uneconomic" because a bunch of syndic thugs were continuously  NNadir   Jul-08-08 07:10 PM   #33 
              - Maine Yankee *was* a failure  jpak   Jul-08-08 10:14 PM   #37 
              - "Yo" Mama  TheBorealAvenger   Jul-10-08 05:11 AM   #43 
  - while the sob's that vote republican for the most part are going to be just fine  madokie   Jul-08-08 08:38 PM   #35 
  - Our existence is based on oil.  Javaman   Jul-08-08 04:23 PM   #25 
     - !  bvar22   Jul-08-08 05:43 PM   #32 
 

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