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No I did not lose a sig bet, but I am really really really ridiculously good looking.
Idiots never do.
Yes it will do some research. All developed oilfields that we can get to will be running dry. I'm not saying that the planet will be completely tapped. There will be plenty left after this happens, but getting to it will be the problem. Maybe by then we will have oilfields out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Gotta sell our oil to other countries and make some money off of it, if we keep it for ourselves people will just demand it for next to nothing.
This is absolutely ridiculous. Seriously, absolutely ridiculous.
When you're fighting against a party whose leaders declare that their #1 goal is to make you a one-term president, you won't get any cooperation whatsoever. To lay all of the blame for the inability of the parties to compromise on Obama is so far beyond wrong that it hardly bears mentioning.
Hell, you have GOP leaders like Darrell Issa saying things like "this is not a time for compromise." As a president, what do you do there? If you act unilaterally, as in the case of the executive order relating to the DREAM Act, you're called a tyrant. If you try to negotiate through traditional channels, you're opposed regardless of the merits or validity of your proposals. As a result, you end up with the type of deadlock we saw in Obama's 1st term.
On top of that, the sequester is hardly Obama's baby. The only reason Obama was forced to consider the idea of the sequester is because of the lunatic fringe taking the debt ceiling hostage. That crisis was just another example of the obstructionism Obama has been fighting against since he was elected. No other president has had to deal with that amount of BS.
Finally, even GOP darlings like Paul Ryan have said that they've fought for legislation like the sequester for years - but now, they're backpedaling and attempting to use its negative effects to slam Obama. I would hope that you're not so brainwashed that you just dismiss the entirety of this post, but I really, really can't emphasize how ridiculous your post was.
Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sums it up.
Using current technology on currently producing reserves we have about 75 years. The fact is there are massive reserves not producing because of environmental issues (Colorado/Wyoming shale, offshore) or cost isn't there yet to make it profitable. Most don't realize that coal can be refined into a combustible fuel(nazis used this a lot during ww2) as well and we have that to spare (not to mention the massive quantities of natural gas available).
Ding, Ding, Ding... We have a winner ! You are correct cockfool, There is no shortage of crude in this country whether it is domestic or bought on the open market. But there sure is a shortage of refineries to bring that crude to your local gas station, since no new refineries have been built in the U.S. since the 1970s. When you can control the amount of refined gasoline that is brought to the U.S. market,then you can easily control the price at the pump. I remember when the population of the country hit 200 million, and now it's over 300 million. Most of that 50% increase in population is of driving age yet the ability to increase a refined product has not changed and demand stays high. Great strategy by the oil companies and it becomes a concerted monopoly. Bastards !
Obamas in bed with big oil?
Lemme guess, Bush?
THIS x1000, isn't there already thousands of miles of pipe running through there already? But its heavy crude! Oh noz!
Yes there's an existing Keystone pipeline already. Not to mention natural gas and gasoline pipelines already crossing the aquifer
Global warming leads to longer summers, longer summers leads to more lawns needing to be mowed, more lawns getting mowed means more mower failures, more mower failures leads to increase in mower purchases of bigger, more gas using mowers, more gas guzzling mowers leads to increase fuel, increase fuel leads to increase demand, increase demand leads to increase price?
Massive off shore potential - great white north should unveil some big reserves once there is enough infrastructure in place to start attracting big projects. Not to mention gas hydrates that people are trying to figure out how to tap into. Absolutely massive gas reserves in the ocean cause of these things. Add that to all of the shale formations now becoming economic, should be good for a while if no alternative source of energy takes over. IMO the biggest issue will come down to water supply, because of all the fresh water required for these extraction processes. In 50+ years I'd imagine there are going to be some issues supply the water demands of earth's massive population.
Whoever figures out an economical way to remove/lower the salinity of salt water will be the richest person on earth within months. No doubt in my mind. The amount of salt water on earth is limitless
So Pedro will always have a job
If Pedro was more efficient like the Pedro's before him the less gas guzzling mowers would be needed, problem is modern day Pedro is getting lazy like modern day negro and cracker.
damn you modern day negrocrackers!
'modern day negro'
I get it - but you are posting the same type of Dem vs. Reps stuff like your comment about clean energy earlier. It's been a us v. them thing seemingly forever.
Obama is not a leader - a leader can negotiate with the other party - Reagan did it, Clinton did it, and even George Sr. did it.
Obama alienates the Republican Party and acts all shocked when they give him the middle finger...
Honestly - what is Obama's legacy at this point?
Could be the loose monetary policies creating an asset bubble.
Sweet Jesus, you really don't get it.
Obama didn't ride in on a platform of " the Republicans, I'm running this thing." He tried to compromise for years, and got nothing. Anything he put forth was opposed simply by virtue of who proposed it. Romneycare? Best idea ever. Obamacare? Apocalypse. Over and over and over again. There's no compromise to be had when one side refuses to budge an inch.
I don't think you really understand how unprecedented it was for Obama to face the level of pure political obstructionism that he dealt with and deals with to this day. No other president has faced a debt ceiling negotiation because one party is holding the interests of the country hostage for petty political gain. No other president has seen such virulent opposition to the appointment of a cabinet position when the appointee isn't even of the president's party.
This is not a "both sides do it" situation. Your example of what constitutes a "leader" is idiotic, because it's not like Obama didn't try to negotiate for years. No president has faced the blind obstructionism that Obama has faced. His legacy will be as the first president to deal with the violent death throes of the traditional Republican party. He'll go down as the victim of the most childish and selfish collective political behavior in Post-war America.
Complete and utter bullshit. He didn't republican support for 1 item in his 1st 2 years as president. In fact it was the shitty way his ACA was passed that lead to his party getting their asses handed to them in 2010. What did he say during the health care negotiations to John McCain? How many times has he reminded the Republicans that "He won?"
The Republicans shouldn't budge an inch because Obama is at best a socialist and at worst a Marxist communist.
Hell, in that google forum he held last week, he decried the fact he wasn't emperor of the US, but just the president.
I wouldn't rule it out as a contributing factor. But also oil is a worldwide commodity. Many factors are leading to rising prices. Unrest in Middle East, Iran sanctions, increased demand in china and India. Even though we are doing a better job at keeping up with our domestic demand, the world?...eh... Not so much.
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