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Old 12-26-2012, 07:49 AM
 
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Contrary to environmentalist fanatics trying to demonize fossil fuels....It was fossils fuels that saved humanity..."long live Big Oil"

http://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/f.../pa715_web.pdf
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:03 AM
 
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Contrary to environmentalist fanatics trying to demonize fossil fuels....It was fossils fuels that saved humanity..."long live Big Oil"

http://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/f.../pa715_web.pdf
How much are they paying you?
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:04 AM
 
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I wish!!!
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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No matter how much you love fossil fuels, they are a limited resource, and eventually, due to market forces and innovation, the world will rely on them less and less.

Imagine if you had the option never to pay an electricity bill again and rely instead on energy from solar panels and other sources of renewable energy, energy saving home construction etc. That's why the old forms of energy, coal and oil, are fighting the renewable energy source industry tooth-and-nail, but it's a losing battle. Consumers will vote with their wallets and ultimately renewable energy is cheaper and more democratic, not to mention healthier for humans and the planet.

Already countries like Germany, Norway and even China have reduced their reliance on fossil fuels immensely. Portugal now gets 45 % of its electricity from renewable sources like sun and wind. In 2010 congressional blockage over the wind-power tax credit halved wind-power additions in the U.S., while China doubled its wind capacity for the fifth year running. Who benefits? China. Who loses? The U.S. and it's citizens.

[source: Foreign Affairs, March/April 2012, Vol 1, No. 2.]

It will only be a matter of time until the U.S. catches up to the rest of the world.

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Old 12-26-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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I wish!!!
"Long live big oil" ---- who else says that unless they hate humanity and this planet or are being paid to say it?
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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No matter how much you love fossil fuels, they are a limited resource
The US Is Sitting On A 200-Year Supply Of Oil..

The US Is Sitting On A 200-Year Supply Of Oil - Business Insider
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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"Long live big oil" ---- who else says that unless they hate humanity and this planet or are being paid to say it?
So true. Mr. XXX is either a paid shill or so brainwashed by the Dick Armey/Koch brothers' astroturf rallies, he's lost all sense of reality.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:33 AM
 
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"Long live big oil" ---- who else says that unless they hate humanity and this planet or are being paid to say it?
No I Luv the planet...I just don't subscribe to environmentalist fanatics/lunatics propaganda to drive energy prices upward to cause unnecessary hardship on the middle class and poor!!
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:33 AM
 
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Contrary to environmentalist fanatics trying to demonize fossil fuels....It was fossils fuels that saved humanity..."long live Big Oil"

http://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/f.../pa715_web.pdf
If we use it all in the next 40 years it will not be longed lived. Why not use it consevatively so it will be around for many future generations, not just ours???
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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Even Mr. XXX's source is ridiculous! The Cato Institute is a well-known, right wing, politically conservative think tank pushing an obvious pro-coal/oil agenda. Guess who the founders are. Can you say KOCH BROTHERS?

HAHAHAH!
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