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  • The State of the Disunion.

    Just what are the real priorities when it comes to the year(s) facing us?

    Will we even get to work on them with the likes of the one pictured below "in charge"?

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    Originally posted by nacktman:
    Just what are the real priorities when it comes to the year(s) facing us?

    Will we even get to work on them with the likes of the one pictured below "in charge"?


    The topic, "The State of the Disunion" is oh so true these days

    Two great questions, nacktman! It will be interesting to read what the CFF posters think the real priorities are.
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    • #3
      Here are some priorities:
      1) A sensible Middle East policy;
      2) A sensible oil policy (why God chose to put America's oil in the Middle East utterly confounds me);
      3) A sensible environmental policy;
      4) A sensible cultural policy. For too long, Hollywood has controlled America, and Canadians have controlled Hollywood. It is time for America to free itself of Canadian cultural domination!

      Oh yeah, a voting system that allows votes to fairly and securely counted and recounted would be nice too.

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      • #4
        The first priority should be GWB's resgination~

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        • #5
          Well, folks, the oration is over, so what do you think about the original two questions?

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          • #6
            Since the 70's I've been hearing Presidents talk about reducing our dependence on imported oil.
            Billions of dollars have been given to research to find alternative sources of energy and fuel for cars.
            Maybe it's time to start giving all that money to someone that doesn't profit from imported oil, or gas sales.

            Put a lid on gas prices so Big oil can't make Billions in profits. Only then will they be willing to allow other sources of energy to make any headway.

            Steve

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Nude in the North:
              Since the 70's I've been hearing Presidents talk about reducing our dependence on imported oil.
              Billions of dollars have been given to research to find alternative sources of energy and fuel for cars.
              Maybe it's time to start giving all that money to someone that doesn't profit from imported oil, or gas sales.

              Put a lid on gas prices so Big oil can't make Billions in profits. Only then will they be willing to allow other sources of energy to make any headway.

              Steve


              After the 1970s oil embargo, Nixon had a 7 year plan, Project Independence, to get the U.S. off its addiction to oil. That was when the U.S. only imported 35% of its oil (now it imports 60%).

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              • #8
                Finish off the radicals and reduce dependence on oil.

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                • #9
                  Why Disunion? Why not misstate? Who cares is that is not a word

                  Two words: nuclear cars

                  Bob S.

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                  • #10
                    quote:
                    Put a lid on gas prices
                    That means a lid on wages and salaries, too. IOW, Price Controls.

                    Is that really a viable solution to anything?

                    Hint: Price Controls produce one thing only-- shortages.

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                    • #11
                      Hey now, 'Disunion' is a legitimate word I made it up just like Steven Colbert made up 'Truthiness' an that one's been used on Oprah so you know its a legitimate word. 'Disunion' will be on Oprah before you know it!

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                      • #12
                        Oil companies are smart. They know exactly how long the oil in the ground will last us, the most people are willing to pay, and how to time the introduction of new technology so that they continue to make money. Notice how oil companies now call themselves energy companies? Notice the big "mea culpa" ad campaigns by companies like BP? They even actively seek criticism, just so they can controll boths sides of the argument. These are really rich and smart people and they have a plan to hold on to what they've got and take us for a ride doing it. They understand that energy is fundamental to the functioning of modern society, and they want to stay in control of providing it in whatever way suits them best. We will see new technology because now we really need it, but it will be on their terms. There is only so much oil, and you can manipulate politics but not physics. So I think we're in for more pain, but not catastrophy, because anything dire would just be silly for anyone to allow.

                        This administration needs to own up to its view of the world and its real reasons for its actions. But really, no one EVER does that.

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                        • #13
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                          Oil companies are smart.
                          Exactly. When Nikola Tesla discovered how to harness the endless free energy emanating from the cosmos, about a century ago, the then-head of Standard Oil (I forget the name) said, "If it can't be metered, I don't want it." End of discovery.

                          But it's still true that entrepreneurs are smart, not governments. To have bureaucrats diddling in the free market is no solution.

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