Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: MS Gulf Coast
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Hot damn. I always wanted to hunt whales. Huh? You mean, you didn't consider that? We can discuss it at the same pow wow in the sand. See, when you remove crude oil you must replace it with something. Environmentalists are all about biofuels replacing crude oil, so let's sharpen up those harpoons and get ready! Yeah, did you know that? Petroleum saved the whales. The biofuel oil they were hunted for was replaced by crude oil. Stop whaling because nearly all of the uses for whale oil have been replaced by synthetic means, and what does that mean? Crude oil.
I live on the Gulf, always have. The Deepwater Horizen accident didn't have to happen. They could've hit the same reserves angle drilling from 5 miles out. Any sport fisher or diver will praise the rigs for the marine havens they become, and a blowout is much more easily handled at 300ft as opposed to 5,000ft. Thanks to the environmentalists, the potential accident has become reality by makiing it so much more difficult to get at the oil. This whole thing would've been over 6 weeks ago in shallow water. So, the disaster they thought to prevent has now happened, only it isn't over, and I bet it's much worse than they already imagined. Did BP cut corners? I don't doubt it. That's why sensible regulations and on-site inspectors should be standard. Oil has twice as much power as coal, pound for pound, and we have huge reserves of both. I'm all for alternatives, but you do not just stop over night. Replacing crude with bio makes as much sense as using electric motors to turn generators to recharge batteries that run the motors that run the generators. It doesn't work. Take crude out and you lose clothing, packaging for food, electricity, tires, gas, medical supplies, fertilizer, everything. Alternative fuels are a small supplement, not a replacement, and until we can all go to Wally's and get our own personal "Mr. Fusion" units, it's petroleum that rules the day. Get that through your head and get out of the way. You come up with something better and I'm right there with ya. We do not yet live in the Star Trek Universe. Hey, you may be the nicest person on the planet, and I'm sure you mean well, but this isn't helping. BTW, BP just struck oil at 2 1/2 times the depth of the Deepwater Horizen site in the southern Hemisphere and what do you know? No explosions. Hmmmm
Planes crash, we make 'em better. People die in cars, we make 'em better. Spaceships explode, we fix it. A well leaks.....we quit?
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