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Posted on 02/15/2012 8:17:39 PM PST by true believer forever
The fact that Americans must cope with ballooning gas prices and energy vulnerability while living in a country with some of the richest untapped energy resources on the planet is an absurdity that can only be accomplished by bad government. By unleashing the American people from regulations and bureaucracy designed to promote the agenda of radical environmentalists, we can tap our enormous oil and natural gas supplies to drive fuel prices down.
Most Americans have no idea that the United States is sitting on enough technically recoverable oil to power us at current rates of consumption for over 250 years. We are estimated to have 1.4 trillion barrels of oilor 1.7 trillion, adding in the resources of Canada and Mexico.
That amount of oil, as a report from the Institute for Energy Research recently explained, is more than the world has used since the first oil well was drilled over 150 years ago in Titusville, Pennsylvania and 6 ½ times the proved oil reserves of Saudi Arabia.
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If you are a Newt supporter, please consider doing national calls for Newt. He has been hit big time from all sides, but we know he will endure. Thank you very much.
p.s. if you didn't know, Newt writes a new article every week for Human Events, and they have a special "Newt" tab that has lots of Newt stuff...
Easy, The FischerTropsch process
Drill here...drill now. Frack here...frack now!
Would increased fracking for natural gas lower gasoline prices?
I would say the combination of both.Gassification would be expensive at first, but it would pay off over time and the technology is already there. Now you have many coal mines now looking for business. South Africa oil and gasoline supply is made from coal.
“...By unleashing the American people...”
I said something similiar three years ago, only it was about the Capitalist economy. Unhindered and unleashed, the American economy would take off like a rocket. We have incredible abilities and creativity - we just need the obstacles, such as communists in the Obama administration, out of the way.
That was the whole idea with the moon base.
And the economy was pretty damn good during most of Bush's (Republican controll of house, senate, presidency) time. It got bad when DEMONcrats started taking control.
"Russia is talking with the US and Europe on plans to create a manned research base on the moon, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos said Thursday.
Roscosmos is discussing the possibilities for a permanent moon base with officials from NASA and the European Space Agency, the agency's chief, Vladimir Popovkin said. "We don't want man to just step on the moon," Popovkin told Vesti FM radio station, according to the Ria Novosti news agency. "Today, we know enough about it, we know that there is water in its polar areas ... we are now discussing how to begin [the moon's] exploration with NASA and the European Space Agency."
He said the plan was either to set up a base on the moon or launch a station to orbit around it. Russia also is planning to send two unmanned mission to the moon by 2020, Popovkin said."
Chinese moon base 2002
Of course, Sanctimonium, ever the class act, called it crass politics:
POLITICO's Robin Bravender reports from Tallahassee, Fla.:
Santorum was asked at Florida State University about whether he'd expand NASA programs after Newt Gingrich's pledge for a new moon base.
"I go back to trying to be very up front and honest with the people of Florida, the people of the country," he said. But given a potential explosion of inflation, he said, "the idea that anybody's going out and talking about grand, new, very expensive schemes to spend more money at a time when we do not have our fiscal house in order, in my opinion, is plain, crass politics."
NOBODY, absolutely NOBODY makes more sense than NEWT GINGRICH.
And we could reduce current levels of gasoline consumption if we took the corn out of it, without reducing our miles driven.
It takes a higher volume of gasoline, plus the added ethanol, for me to drive a thousand miles with gas-a-hol than if it were pure gas. How this lowers pollution is beyond me, what it does is increase demand for the oil companies, which in turn increases their profits... oh wait, I think I am beginning to understand something here.
I’m not :) but if it means you agree with Newt’s ideas, then I agree with YOU!
The problem is that obama (pee on his name) and the other treasonous democrats seem to be deliberately getting our nation into so much debt that we will not be able to have another moon mission, or even build another aircraft carrier.
Our worse enemies could not have hoped for more damage than what these political hacks are doing to our great nation.
They are bringing her to her knees.
When Newt explained this at his Cocoa speech in Florida, he said he would like to unleash the private sector with all their resources and creativity to handle the job - paying 90% of the cost - with incentives, prizes, tax breaks etc - and the govt shouldering the last 10%...
You are absolutely right, though, and when you take into consideration what he is doing to the military, bit by bit, most of it unknown, barack’s agenda is even clearer.
I don’t even think Barack wants America with the strength to fall to her knees, I think he wants it dead, and kicked to the global curb... WE can fight this off with Newt in the Presidency, he’s the bastard who will tell them all to go to hell... sorry, feeling feisty tonight.
It would ultimately if we would commit to converting heavy trucks to run on nat gas instead of diesel. That would allow refineries to make more gasoline, increasing supply and lowering prices.
House Bill 1380.
Reading this piece makes me hopeful. I am currently reading Armageddon, Oil, and Terror...a bit unnerving. I am glad Gingrich offers solutions and not just talk, that is what I want—a map, no more wandering around aimlessly.
Then reading Maxine Waters comments today...UGH!
“She also noted that if Democrats re-take the majority, she would become the chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services, the committee that regulates Wall Street.”
The lady who said/did this:
The Shell exec said paying $5 at the pump will look like a very low price in the years to come if we are prohibited from finding new reserves, new opportunities to increase supplies.
Waters responded, in part, And guess what this liberal would be all about. This liberal will be about socializing uh, um.
The congresswoman paused to collect her thoughts.
Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies.
The oil executives responded, according to Fox News, by saying theyve seen this before, in Hugo Chavezs Venezuela.
Then recently there was this:
The former president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister, says Americans could be paying $5 for a gallon of gasoline by 2012.
We really need to work hard to hold the house and gain the senate and I think we need Gingrich as our president. He has a plan and he has been working on some of these problems for years and he has solutions. That is what I want, solutions! Cheap gas would be a nice added benefit... :)
Though right now I’m pretty much only concerned with trying to save this country from going under, because it sure feels like that is where we are headed unless we turn this around fast.
Go Gingrich! I’m counting on you!