Well, the farmers and auto workers who wind up in Washington had better have a better understanding of the oil situation than that, Urimaginaryfrnd. No offense meant, of course.
For God's sake, why would George Bush ( a former Texas oilman ) conspire to bring the US--and the ENTIRE WORLD--crashing down by deliberately starving the planet for oil?
[Don't answer that!!.....I can get that response by asking anybody standing at the next gas pump......I have already heard 900 "theories" this year alone......and now I have just heard ANOTHER ONE. TWENTY SOME years ago everything was just "FINE" as long as we were getting raped when gas was $1.44 per gallon!......according to the man on the street! It was FINE WITH THEM back then that OPEC was controlling the price of oil!! It was FINE WITH THEM that the price of oil crashed so far down that it was cheaper for the oil companies to BUY IT from "FOREIGN OIL" than it was to drill for it!! That was the big oilfield BUST of the 1980s!!]
I agree with you that this crisis is being carefully planned. But it ain't being carefully planned by the White House--since the US GOVT doesn't have a bloody thing to do with it!
LOOK TO OPEC.
But measures could be taken ( and COULD HAVE BEEN taken ) years ago.....but the OPEC cartel is controlling the price of oil by loosening and tightening the valves over in the Persian Gulf.....and as long as THEY control the SUPPLY......we are at their mercy...and the oil companies either drill and produce the wells when it's PROFITABLE .....or they cap them and simply BUY your oil for you when the price of oil drops through the floorboards.
How many zillions of attempts have been made to drill for oil in this country when the price of oil was slightly profitable? The oil folks have been stonewalled at every turn for DECADES by legislation about ecology, spotted owls, yuppie trails, YOU NAME IT!! OBAMA doesn't want to drill!!! BUSH WANTS TO OPEN UP EVERYTHING!! Is he "sitting by"?
OPEC (which is ninty per cent Islamic) has got CONTROL of the biggest RESERVES. THAT should have set off some alarm bells in the American people back in 1973---But it didn't!!
Obama was raised Muslim in his early years.....( but now claims he's a Christian because he went to a "church" that was actually more like a Jesse Jackson-style Bully Pulpit about White Oppression.......the message, which, by the way, Obama claims he DID NOT catch on to, even though he went to that church FOR TWENTY YEARS!!!....)... HE ought to raise some Alarm Bells!!!
The oil companies make big profits because the US citizens use 40% of the world's oil to OPERATE over here! We BEG THEM for it!! We stand IN LINE for it! The US govt makes MORE MONEY PER GALLON IN TAXES than the oil companies do IN PROFIT----and the govt doesn't lift a finger!!----they just rake it in off the top.....you think that THEY want to shut down that Golden Goose? Do THEY want America to GRIND TO A HALT!?
The US Government IS NOT IN CONTROL of this situation----that's why Bush went to Saudi Arabia to talk to "our friends" who are holding the world for ransom ( like SPECTRE in a James Bond movie!) They politely told Bush that they were going to continue holding the world for ransom......( The Arabs are GONNA LOVE Obama!!!!)
We need to DRILL NOW EVERYWHERE!! If the government and the moronic citizens of this country would un-tie the hands of the oil companies we could BEGIN to do what we needed to do for years now......but OPEC will keep playing with the SUPPLY and keep controlling THE PRICE (and thereby can control future EXPLORATION----that is, IF we are ever ALLOWED to EXPLORE!!!) The oil companies will re-open old wells when it is profitible to do so---sand or no sand!!! If it is PROFITABLE the oil companies can re-drill a well that has been cemented in----they simply drill through the cement!!!
We don't have enough oil reserves in this country to enable us to operate for more than just a few months! NO OIL SHORTAGE??!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? WE DON'T HAVE ANY!! WE'RE JUST BUYING IT!!! And the US is sitting on top of one of the BIGGEST SHALE OIL RESERVES on Earth!!! Congress has just shut down EXPLORATION hopes on that situation a month ago ( Sen. Salazar--COLO). MORONS!! JACKASSES! Apparently it ain't a "short term solution" !!! I cannot believe I am HEARING THIS!!!! The longest journey starts with the first step. Do they think we are going to be OIL INDEPENDENT by ......NEXT TUESDAY!!!
OPEC IS IN CONTROL. The World runs on oil. America is asleep at the wheel murmuring about the price of oil.
OPEC is 90% Islamic and THEY DON'T LIKE US!!!! Bush was an oilman and he couldn't do anything about it. McCain wants to drill for oil--will he be able to DO ANYTHING? Obama DOESN'T want to drill---he wants to find ANOTHER SOLUTION BY NEXT TUESDAY---so HE WON'T do anything.......
THIS PLANET is in really big trouble..........
I hope I haven't offended anyone.....I just get real excited when I hear the average man's take on the WORLD OIL SITUATION. The United States of America IS NOT IN CONTROL of this situation!!! We are standing in line with a cup in our hands at the Red Cross Missionary Truck!!
WE NEED TO DIG SOME WELLS!!