Posted by Gunner Asch on June 15, 2009, 8:08 am
On Thu, 04 Jun 2009 18:42:40 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
"Lenin called them "useful idiots," those people living in
liberal democracies who by giving moral and material support
to a totalitarian ideology in effect were braiding the rope that
would hang them. Why people who enjoyed freedom and prosperity worked
passionately to destroy both is a fascinating question, one still with us
today. Now the useful idiots can be found in the chorus of appeasement,
reflexive anti-Americanism, and sentimental idealism trying to inhibit
the necessary responses to another freedom-hating ideology, radical Islam"
Bruce C. Thornton, a professor of Classics at American University of Cal State
Posted by user on June 16, 2009, 1:05 am
Gunner Asch wrote:
Cites please, otherwise you are just perpetuating myths. The American
fields in the lower 48 states have been in decline since the early 1970's.
Posted by Day Brown on June 16, 2009, 2:39 am
There is the Fayetteville shale gas field still being opened up and
upping output of natural gas, which I gather has some oil because I see
the tanks for it at the well heads. Which are only 15 miles from me.
And like lotsa folks, I've received calls wanting to buy my mineral
rights. No thanx. Arkansas has 1% of the total US population, and now
produces 1% of the natural gas. Which could be compressed as propane to
run vehicles on.
But in general, your point well taken. And if the economy tanks because
production is what you think, then those regions which have energy
supplies are going to want to keep them.
Remember the "heat engine" in the physics lab that ran when you heated
the cylindar head with a bunson burner? Well, if you have gasoline,
diesel, or propane, burn that. But if not, consider wood.
Posted by user on June 16, 2009, 1:31 pm
Day Brown wrote:
LOL, there isn't enough wood either ;~) The fact is there is no one
source of energy that can allow the USA to continue as it has since WW2
Fayetteville is estimated to contain 20 trillion cubit feet of gas,
which sounds huge, but the USA burned 20.2 trillion cubic feet just
Posted by Day Brown on June 17, 2009, 3:03 am
Maybe not enuf wood for you, but I got 20 acres of it.