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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:46 PM
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Blowing Green Smoke
"We also have Secretary Steven Chu, my Energy Secretary. Where is Steven? There he is over there."
- President Obama at Georgetown U last week

Blame Steven Chu, then, because when it comes to America's energy predicament, the president has been woefully misinformed. Mr. Obama pawned off a roster of notions and proposals already product-tested in the public meme-o-sphere. Almost everyone of these ideas is inconsistent with reality, based on faulty premises, or represents some kind of magical thinking. What they have in common is that they're ideas the public wants to hear, whether they are truthful or not, because we don't want to change the way we live.
The central idea in Mr. Obama's speech is that we will reduce our oil imports by one-third in a decade. This is a gross distortion of reality. The truth is that our oil imports will be reduced automatically, whether we like it or not. The process is already underway. The nations that export oil to us are using much more of their own oil even while their supplies have passed peak production and entered depletion. Countries like Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Mexico have some of the highest population growth-rates in the world. They sell gasoline to their own people for less than a dollar a gallon. At the same time China and India are driving more cars and importing a lot more of the world's declining supply. (China has perhaps the equivalent of a four-year supply of its own oil in the ground, and India has next-to-zero oil of its own).

http://kunstler.com/blog/2011/04/blowing-green-smoke.ht...

Debunking Obama's cloud-cuckoo-land version of the cure for resource depletion...
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:11 AM
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3. And here you are up at 1am Eastern time
still ignoring the inconvenient truth... :eyes:
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:11 AM
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2. He needs to reign in the speculators first
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:15 AM
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4. He can't do anything...
He's incapable of realizing the dimensions of the problem...

By training he's a tool for preservation of the Status Quo...

He's a died in the wool capitalist true believer...

And he's surrounded by "experts" blowing capitalist smoke up his ass...

He fucked the only guy who might have somewhat understood what's goin' on and who could have clued him in when he caved to the right-wing about Van Jones...

And it's Capitalism that's accelerating the decline because of its very nature...
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:02 AM
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5. Yeah, I have to agree
I had "hope" he had a backbone, but I've "change"d my mind after seeing the inaction in action.
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