Oil or ? and where should we drill?Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 7:24 PM
I'm sure there are those of you that remember my T. Boone Pickens blog. Well, I'm going to expand on that. For those of you who feel absolutely committed to gasoline, fine! I could care less! Me, I want to be able to have a CHOICE! Big oil helped write the regulations that prevent me from converting my vehicle to CNG. This is WRONG! Since when has it become American to deny Americans a choice in their fuels for their PRIVATE vehicles??? I could easily convert my PRIVATE vehicle to methanol, but I can't legally build a still to make my methanol. How can this be American? Or is it considered UNAMERICAN to not be a slave to big oil? It seems everyone is screaming about personal choice, but when those of us that want to exercise our choice we are blocked by the companies you seem to want to support. The same companies that have no allegiance to the USA. So I say to everyone that reads this blog that wants to respond, give it your best shot at justifying the denying me my right to make a choice as to the fuel I wish to use in my PRIVATE vehicle.
Now that I have gotten that of my chest, my next opinion. Where should we drill for oil? It has been stated over and over the the oilfield in the Dakotas has more than enough oil to meet out needs for a good long while. So, if this is true, why drill on PUBLIC land? Drill and frack on private land to your hearts content.
if it were ever necessary to drill on the PUBLICS land, then not a single drop of that oil should ever be exported! It belongs to the people, not the oil companies! In addition to that, the price would have to be regulated to prevent gouging if the world market prices skyrocket. This American oil on American Public lands. It is for the use and benefit of the American people only! Those of you who think that private companies should be able to lay claim to a public resource and sell it around the world and charge us, the owners of that resource a premium because the world market is high do not have the best interest of the nation in your hearts.
My feelings on this subject are not liberal, they are NATIONALISTIC!
THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE RAPING OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO END!
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I'm an almost 61 year old transplant from California 6 1/2 years ago. I work in road construction, those dastardly flaggers. My family roots go back to New England farms, not the big city. The last town I lived in when in California grew from 16K to 40K in 10 years, and that was enough to drive me out. I don't engage in or tolerate name calling. Name calling reduces an adult discussion to grade school play yard level. I have never served in the military, but have family members who have, dating back to WW1. I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I am neither extremely Liberal or Conservative. I am raising my 16 year old grandson, not what I expected at this age, and dealing with those issues as well as my health and near retirement which are 2 things I intend to talk about. I decided to try my hand at this thanks to the warm welcome I have received on Mike's blog. When I take a position, I will defend it until I am shown that I am mistaken, and when that happens, I apologize. There are other things about me that will come out over time I'm sure.
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