Who is John Galt?
In my part of flyover Pennsyltucky there is no retail less than three miles away...one way. No public transportation unless you are over 65. Unless you're an experienced mountain biker internal combustion driving is a necessity.
not sure anything can stick to this ‘teflon’ nothing sticks pres.
Great post! Thanks.
Well? For me, it is enough the Obama WANTS high energy prices, and that he AND his Energy Secretary have said so.
I subscribe to an energy investment newsletter, and the Paulbots there almost seem to defend Obama, at times.
But, of course, they WANT scarce energy -—
This is what is most troubling:
The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president. — Author Unknown
“When President Obama suggested last week that we might eventually be replacing oil with algae, Mark Whittington of Yahoo suggested that the President had reached his “lunar base moment.””
I doubt you all will be laughing when the Gingrich-Obama Lunar Base Alpha is humming away powered by its massive algae biofuel farms :P
When is some state like Texas going to stand up and tell the imperial federal government to kiss its you know what? How much longer do we as a free people, given to us by God, and the US Constitution going to stand for this crap. These envirowackkos, socialists, communists, homo loving dimocrats continue to drive PC down our throats and demand we bow to them. I am frankly sick and tire of it. We are a free people. We have states. Those states have rights to determine what too do with their own states and those states resources. The federal government has gotten too big for its pants. Like trying to stuff a size 44 into a 36 pair of pants. Won’t fit!
Destroying dams. Destroying a critical pipeline. Wiping out the oil industry of the nation.
Its hard to know if we are discussing the allies attacking Nazi Germany,, or Obama attacking the USA.
Obama’s Waterloo: And it will all be his doing — blaming Bush won’t cut it anymore.
His blaming Bush not “cutting it anymore” shouldn’t matter-—the fact that Bath-House Barry desperately wants to destroy this country ASAP is.
That's in Iowa, where Obama did good last time.
If it's a Napoleonic reference, then let's know that our slick opponent hates more the sunlight of truth than cannon shot from us belligerents.
All I can say is drill, drill, drill and at the same time explore all other resources from which we can either extract or covert them to oil such as shale and coal. At the same time we should embark on a massive construction schedule of nuclear power plants which can provide clean and reasonably priced energy, of course any other supplemental energy source is more than welcome such as wind, solar etc.
At the same time great effort should be expanded and research subsidized by our government to bring about the nuclear fusion process as it is much cleaner and safer and has none of the nuclear waste as by products and will provide us with a near limitless supply of energy for generations to come.
There is little doubt in my mind that we will have to reach this point very soon as the survival of our society is at stake. In the long run no society can grow and prosper without a plentiful and reasonably priced supply of energy. The results of what happens if we do not happen to have these resources can be seen all around us with prices of almost everything going out of sight.
Unfortunately we still have way too many politicians who are unable to grasp the bigger picture and instead of making a concentrated and concerted effort to solve our energy problem picker amongst themselves about things which should be secondary in nature at best.
Bluntly spoken lets face it, when you have to put most of your money in to your gas tank or leave it at the grocery store there is not much left to be spent on anything else which in turn will depress our economy, this is something most of our politicians fail to grasp and I do not take pleasure to mention that it is at their own peril..
Right now we have not even reached the number one level of a society. Applying the laws of thermodynamics and energy, astrophysicists who scan the heavens have been able to classify hypothetical extraterrestrial civilizations in to three types, based on ways they utilize energy. Russian astronomer Nikolai Kardashev and Princeton physicist Freeman Dyson label them Type I, II and III civilizations.
Assuming a modest yearly increase in energy consumption, one can extrapolate centuries in to the future when certain energy supplies will be exhausted, forcing society to advance to the next level.
A type 1 society is one that has mastered all forms of terrestrial energy. Such a society can modify the weather (does that remind you of something?) mine the oceans, or extract energy from the center of their planet. Their energy needs are so large that they must harness the potential resources of their entire planet. Harnessing and managing resources on this gigantic scale requires a sophisticated degree of cooperation among heir individuals with elaborate planetary communication. This by necessity means that they have attained a truly planetary civilization, one that has put to rest most of their fictional, religious, sectarian, and nationalistic struggles that typifies their origin.
Type 2 civilizations have mastered stellar energy. Their energy needs are so great that they have exhausted planetary sources and must use their sun itself to drive their machines. Dyson has speculated that, by building a giant sphere around their sun, such a civilization might be able to harness their suns total energy output. They also have begun the exploration and possible colonization of nearby star systems.
Type 3 civilizations have exhausted the energy output of a single star. They must reach out to neighboring star systems and clusters, and eventually evolve in to a galactic civilization. They obtain their energy by harnessing collections of star systems throughout the galaxy.
To give a sense of scale, the United Federation of Planets described in Star Trek probably qualifies for an emerging Type 2 status, as they just have attained the ability to ignite stars and have colonized a few nearby star systems.
This system of classifying civilizations is a reasonable one because it relies on the available supply of energy. Any advanced civilization in space will eventually find three sources of energy at their disposal: their planet, their star, and their galaxy. There is no other choice.
The conclusion is that no country or society can grow and prosper without a reasonably priced plentiful supply of energy.
War with Iran will be this little stalin’s Stalingrad!
recalling a Gates investment, I did a search on Bill Gates invests algae and came up with an article dated 2008 about Sapphire Energy that Gates invested heavily in. They were supposed to have made gasoline from algae by 2011, projecting a whopping 10,000 barrels a day. I’d guess they’re still trying. but 10K/day doesn’t sound like a whole lot of anything.