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I've assumed this for a long time. Article is here.
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We need more offshore drilling of southern CA. that'll bring our gas price down..
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They say there is one heck of an oil field directly beneath Yosemite Valley!



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They say there is one heck of an oil field directly beneath Yosemite Valley!
There we go. then Dam it so we can have hydropower after the oils gone.. positive thinking!!! like a new prison in Death Valley no buldings just wire and tents, a few guard towers. economical for lifers who just take up space anyhow. Might cost a bit more for guards out there but nothing like the saveings for building, A/C cable... let'em rot!! or maybe build a big hamster wheel they could be made to walk on 24/7 and sell and excess electricty they produce.. It'd be abetter product then the rappers and gangs the prisons produce with the current system.
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It's getting pretty obvious that the drilling will be started everywhere we "smell" oil now because of the complete lack of any imagination coming from Washington. And I don't expect to see any restrictions on the construction of new refinaries in our own "backyards."
Still wonder about the "sand-heads" who don't want the drilling done in one of the largest fields discovered on U.S. lands in Andwar! Probaly less than fifty people see the area a year and it's only half the distance than "Saudia."
It's pretty darn obvious to me that the politicians are not going to let wind, solar, and tidal hydraulic power ever be developed. Don't know if it's all that "oil money" floating around in "D.C. but the big "Wind Power" project approved and privately financed for Nantucket Sound is still after "five" years being held up by "politicals!"
I do believe now that when people are going to have to move or "freeze" we may see something done.
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We just have to stop bragging about our "thirty year" senators and Congressmen. They no longer work for the citizen voter. (But for their next election.)



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Hi, hyperion,

Regard'g your last line in your post just above, on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night there was a skit with a tribal chief (Fred Willard) in the South American rain forest. Jay Leno asked the chief about their tribe's isolation : "Just how far out of touch with the rest of the world are your people?". Fred Willard responded : "They're so far out of touch that they could be politicians in Washington DC!".

I just had to laugh at that, but it's so sad that most of them just don't give a darn about our well-being or our country's economic security or future. Some of them seem more interested in making a name for themselves and/or lining their pockets for THEIR economic security (and look at the great healthcare coverage they get for free). As a retiree, my MONTHLY health insurance premium (for just 2 of us) went from $770 3 yrs ago, to $880 last yr, & is now at $998 (& that's AFTER the $625 monthly subsidy from my ex-employer has been applied). That's more than 2/3 of my pension check, which doesn't leave much left for food, gas (at $4.20 to $4.45 in my area---soo glad I own a Prius), or fuel oil (to heat the house & hot water) which varies from $4.00 to $5.20 per gallon, depend'g on how many galloms you can afford to put in the tank at one time. Just heard this morn'g that crude is at its all time high of $141 a barrel (& if I remember correctly that's for a 40-gallon barrel---NOT the standard 55-gallon barrel most of us are familiar with). The Saudis are tell'g us that the real cost is lower, but it's just that high because the oil futures speculators in the stock market are doing that to us. Great! They get rich & we can't afford to drive to work or go on much needed vacations or heat our homes this winter.

And while I'm on this rampage, I saw a newspiece last night that said while our fight'g men & women are stationed overseas their homes are being forclosed on & they can't even come back home to do anything about it. It seems their is some governmental protection/aid for only the National Guard soldiers but not the regular active duty ones. We shouldn't tolerate anybody having to lose their homes in this time of our country's history, especially not our fight'g men & women. A lot of things need to be addressed in this country & chg'd real quickly, not 20 years from now.

I knew approval for the windmill farm off of Nantucket had finally been granted, but I thought things were start'g to move along. I didn't realize the politicians were still stonewall'g this.

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The project is still being held up even though all hurdles, (fish, Coast Guard, envireamental, radar blockage ect) have been satisfied, and now an injunction to stop the laying of a cable to a ground "pick-up point." Even though it means providing for inexpensive clean power for all of Cape Cod and the "islands"
Completely eliminating the oil burning power plant on the Mass Bay side of the Cape Cod Canal.
On the other side about the military. We don't agree. I guess I'm just too old. As for the voluntary Armed services it was never meant to be awarded funds for two separate households. It is meant for a career for those wanting that type of employment. They go in and know exactly what their benefits will be. It is unfortunate that an awfull lot go in because they can't realize those benefits in civilian life.
The National Guard however is an entirely different type of entity. They joined units to establish a standby citizen army to protect the country if it ever got attacked. Not to be jump-started out of their chosen life and jobs to fight in peace time police actions in "mickey mouse" countries. Now that we have "definate" hindsite we can see the mistake every day of our lives and yet we have a presidential candidate who professes to continue the battle to a "victory." (Not defined, as to what that means.)
Everything possible should be done for the activated "Guardsmen" who because of the guard lack of "call-ups" in the Viet Nam conflict never expected to end up in a shoot-up war in a foreign desert, unless this country had been attacked. (Never by any means from Iraq)
One of the kids (a high school drop-out) working for the landscaper in my garden has just joined the 82nd airborne. Not because of any patriotism but for the $27,000 signing bonas. (Not given to the guard) He gets $5,000 on passing his physical, $5,000 upon completion of basic training, $10,000 upon his second year of service and the last $7,000 upon completion of his third year if he is still alive, otherwise that 10 disappears.
I would love to see some of our military forces based in 250 other countries in the world brought home, "OR" I would love to see a contingent of say 20,000 French Army based in "Utica" New York to boost that cities economy and be a stand-by force for us if we were ever really domestically attacked. (By Canada?) Maybe another 20,000 Germans based againin El Paso to help in their economy and to guard against any attacks from the Mexican Army!
Silly? No more so than US Troops in 200 other countries!



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