Skip to comments.OIL, The Common Man's Friend
Posted on 08/06/2008 10:48:47 AM PDT by OneVike
In the current political discussion we are having on the need to drill or not to drill for oil, often the discussion comes down the need for more fuel to drive the vehicles we use for transportation.
What the libs fail to see, is that oil is truly the common man's best friend. We must not forget that we live in a world that thrives upon synthetic products. That is products made from materials other then natural substances, like rubber from rubber trees or silk from cocoons made by silkworms, (the larvae of the Asian moth Bombyx mori) etc. etc.
However, it is often forgotten that there are many household and non household products made from oil these days. Many forget that during WWII the war effort was bolstered by the discovery that we could make synthetic rubber from oil, and the women of the world have since been the recipients of the synthetic silk made from oil.
Just ask your grandmother or great grandmother how much nylons used to cost before scientists discovered they could make nylon from oil. A glance around the common man, or woman's home, will show how pervasive the use of oil in the production of things we use is. Besides the fact that all plastic objects are a product of the oil we suck out of the ground.
As an aside I don't think we really suck the oil out, (I could be wrong, but I don't think I am) I believe it is already under such pressure all we do is tap into it like an artesian well. That's why it's so difficult to put out oil rig that has caught on fire, it is like trying to put out a blow torch, only at a much larger scale.
But I digress, my point is to give a short list of just some of the many products that may disappear or at least increase drastically in price if we curtail our ability to continue getting oil.
Air conditioners, ammonia, anti-histamines, antiseptics, artificial turf, asphalt, aspirin, balloons, bandages, boats, bottles, bras, bubble gum, butane, cameras, candles, car batteries, car bodies, carpet, cassette tapes, caulking, CDs, chewing gum, cold, combs/brushes, computers, contacts, cortisone, crayons, cream, denture adhesives, deodorant, detergents, dice, dishwashing liquid, dresses, dryers, electric blankets, electricians tape, fertilisers, fishing lures, fishing rods, floor wax, footballs, glues, glycerin, golf balls, guitar strings, hair, hair colouring, hair curlers, hearing aids, heart valves, heating oil, house paint, ice chests, ink, insect repellent, insulation, jet fuel, life jackets, linoleum, lip balm, lipstick, loudspeakers, medicines, mops, motor oil, motorcycle helmets, movie film, nail polish, oil filters, paddles, paint brushes, paints, parachutes, paraffin, pens, perfumes, petroleum jelly, plastic chairs, plastic cups, plastic forks, plastic wrap, plastics, plywood adhesives, refrigerators, roller-skate wheels, roofing paper, rubber bands, rubber boots, rubber cement, rubbish bags, running shoes, saccharine, seals, shirts (non-cotton), shoe polish, shoes, shower curtains, solvents, spectacles, stereos, sweaters, table tennis balls, tape recorders, telephones, tennis rackets, thermos, tights, toilet seats, toners, toothpaste, transparencies, transparent tape, TV cabinets, typewriter/computer ribbons, tyres, umbrellas, upholstery, vaporisers, vitamin capsules, volleyballs, water pipes, water skis, wax, wax paper.
Libs don't fail to see this at all. They know it is true. They just want to keep the price high so that the masses remain miserable and vote for B. Hussein Obama, who will make oil prices even higher.
Fortunately for conservatives, people are coming to realize that the ‘Rats won’t do a thing to lower prices.
The choice is yours. Fill your tires not your tank.
The authr misses the point of the Socialists. They want those things to disappear. The more uncomforatble and unpleasant the common mans life can be made the more people turn to Socialiosm for help.
Oil put America on wheels. Barack want’s to take that away in ten years.
Remember back in the 70's that the media kept stating we'd be out of oil in the next 15 years? Kind of like the next coming ice age?
Well, Dr. Gold has worked and studied to prove that petroleum is NOT a "fossil fuel" in a limited supply wherever dinosaurs and plants were covered up and rotted into oil. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know the truth.
"There is much to be said about this important book. Gold exhibits the irreversible and universal genius that we recognize in Aristotle and Leonardo da Vinci. The versatility and range of knowledge exhibited is remarkable. The Deep Hot Biosphere is a highly interesting and important book; it should be required reading for every geology student." (David Deming, Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 17 (2), 2003)
"Thomas Gold is a physicist who is not afraid of controversy. His big new theory is that oil and natural gas are produced by geology and chemistry of the hot deep layers below the Earth's surface. The book is the best kind of science writing: contentious and passionate, with all the evidence there for you to weigh up." (New Scientist, August, 2001)
In the book:
It appears as if the Russians are making monkeys out of us westerners. They now have over 300 ultra deep oil wells producing oil from as far down as 40,000 feet. Way beyond any possibility of finding sludge from dead dinosaurs and old rotting cabbage patches. Russia is now the world's #1 oil producer handily surpassing Saudi Arabia. Speaking Of Saudi Arabia - known reserve estimates there have been increased yet again.
The skeptics continue to amuse and embarrass themselves as Viet Nam now joins the club of oil producing nations pumping from areas western "experts" proclaimed oil-free based on geology.
Eugene Island is an underwater mountain located about 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. It is refilling itself from deep fissures.
Jean Whelan, a geochemist and senior researcher with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute assigned to study the Eugene field. Becoming familiar with the phenomenon, she said " . . .. I believe there is a huge system of oil just migrating deep underground"
By every measure - known oil reserves are INCREASING despite vastly increased demand.
I’ve come to the realization that the elitist leftists have reached the point at which very few of the luxuries that they can afford are out of reach to the “common man”.
They can’t “elevate” themselves more, so in order for there to be more difference between themselves and the commoners, they must make most things unaffordable.
This is their reasoning behind the restrictions on using resources.
Anyone who says we’ll run out of oil is ignorant of some basic economic concepts.
As you said, it gets more difficult (ie, costly) to recover and use, but it isn’t going to run out.
Once all of the cheaply accessible oil is used, if ever, the price will rise to the point that “alternatives” become viable. This will happen without any government subsidies or mandates.
I will check his book out, because all the evidence I have seen tells me the same thing. Again I believe those who deny there in plentiful amounts of oil are like the Global Warming nuts. They are all Flat earthers.
Speaking of "Global Warming", it talks about 'gases' in the book. There is plenty of oil seeping up from the ocean floor and far from being a pollutant, it feeds the sea life. Plus, the gases produced by all the volcanoes, forest fires and just plain escaping gasses like methane and carbon dioxide from holes and cracks in the earth far exceed any "man-made" gasses we produce by running cars or power plants.
Those "earth groups" are just a front to shut down the United States. Probably where the all the communists grouped after the fall of the U.S.S.R.
Look at all these Liberal-Leftist-Socialists-Collectivists-Commie groups...they're metastasizing like a cancer:
Member Charities African Wildlife Foundation, American Farmland Trust, American Forests, American Rivers, Beyond Pesticides/NCAMP, Environment and Justice, Clean Water Fund, The Conservation Fund, Conservation International, Defenders of Wildlife, Earth Day Network, Environmental and Energy Study Institute, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Law Institute, Friends of the Earth, Land Trust Alliance, National Audubon Society, National Parks Conservation Association, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy, The Ocean Conservancy, The Peregrine Fund, Pesticide Action Network, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (I thought the want more rail travel), Rainforest Alliance, Rocky Mountain Institute, Scenic America, The Sierra Club Foundation, Student Conservation Association (brainwashes kids), The Trust for Public Land, Union of Concerned Scientists, The Wilderness Society, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Wildlife Fund.
Can you believe how many there are? NO WONDER WE CAN'T DRILL FOR OR REFINE OIL!
and it’s not as if dinosaurs are the only fossils.
last time I checked, animals and people are still dying.
I just want to make it very clear that that the basis of liberals' position is not that of ignorance, as they know full well the economic hardships brought on by high energy prices. I am overtly asserting that the basis of their position is their desire to see the common man suffer and to convert that suffering into more votes for liberalism.
Every Democrat president since FDR has used this tactic as a successful means of building up a solid, reliable voting base.
If you want to see the average ‘Rat turn purple,
shove that little truism in their face.
Exactly. ‘Rats know that they cannot get more power from a good healthy economy so they have to create the illusion that the world is about to fall apart. They have absolutely no interest in actually SOLVING problems. Look at Venezuela. Chauvez just used the excuse of poverty and misery to expand his power, which in turn will lead to worse condition for all except the elite.
As the saying goes, capitalism is the unequal distribution of wealth and liberalism is the equal distribution of misery.
Part of my automatic e-mail from Concerned Women for America:
“Congressmen are abandoning their summer vacations and flocking back to D.C. to keep the House open. They’re welcoming visitors and tourists into the House gallery - and some even onto the House floor (this never happens!). They plan to do this all week and maybe longer (see below for the times).
This is a terrific opportunity for you to participate in this historic event. You could even get to talk personally with Congressmen as they await their turn to speak - and maybe sit where only Congressmen are allowed.
Most importantly, you’ll be encouraging these brave leaders as they stand up for American families. This debate could determine whether our country will pursue energy independence, rather than allow rising oil prices to cause families and schools to cut back, as our country lines the pockets of state sponsors of Islamic terrorists.
Come to D.C. this week. Representatives will be on the House floor:
Thursday, August 7, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Friday, August 8, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern
Attendees should go to the Independence Avenue side of the Capitol and tell the Capitol Hill police they are going to HC-9. You will need photo identification for entrance. Cameras and cell phones will not be permitted in the chamber, but there will be a person in HC-9 to watch purses, bags, etc.
Call Representative Pelosi at 415-556-4862 and urge her to ensure our national security by making America more energy independent.
Call your Representative at 202-225-3121 and urge him to support efforts to make America more energy independent.”
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