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Arctic oil: Facts versus Fiction (ANWR)
Senator Frank Murkowski ^ | unknown

Posted on 10/17/2002 10:52:13 AM PDT by alaskanfan

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To: alaskanfan
And the PFD. Almost everyone shrieks when it sounds like someone might reduce the payout a couple dollars. It might be zero next year no matter what, but that of course wouldn't enter into political decisions.
21 posted on 10/17/2002 12:08:43 PM PDT by RightWhale
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To: Tacis
The reason we can't touch our oil and have become more dependent on Opecker oil the past two decades is the illegal power of the Watermelon Green Jihadists like Club Sierra!

Makes one wonder if the same people who bought out Jimmy Carter could have bought out Club Sierra and other Watermelon Green Jihadists who work 24/7 to make us more dependent on Opecker Oil?
22 posted on 10/17/2002 12:18:30 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Alberta's Child
Look at it the other way around -- the cost of extracting oil in most other parts of the world is LOWER than in the U.S. The red tape and all that crap you mentioned plays a role, but I think the biggest factor is that the U.S. dollar is very strong against almost every foreign currency. Canadian oil companies get $45 per barrel in their currency when the price is at $30 ($US) per barrel.

Given the choice of exporting petro dollars and importing terrorism or paying more for gas at the pump. I wonder what the U.S. response would be?

How many U.S. lives should we be willing to sacrifice for cheap gas.

And then there is the question of the direct effect on the U.S. economy. How much has 9-11 cost the U.S. in lost jobs and fear based economic depression?

While the initial cost might be higher, I'm not certain about the long term costs.

23 posted on 10/17/2002 12:22:28 PM PDT by alaskanfan
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To: alaskanfan
Thanks for posting this excellent article. I have postmarked it to use the next time that an Opecker financed Watermelon advances some of these lies. (I prefer to call them lies instead of myths.)

This is another example of why on 5 November we must vote out of the senate as many of Da$$hole's fellow rats that are running for office.

If we can have a sizeable lead in the control of the senate and increase our control in the house, all of these Green Lies get flushed down the toilet. Then we can begin drilling in Alaska and other areas to eliminate the need for the Opecker Oil. That will defund a lot of rats and Watermelon organizations dependent on Opecker donations.
24 posted on 10/17/2002 12:23:03 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Species8472
Normal black oil seeping up from under the frozen tundra is easy to find. You just look for the black seepage signs on the frozen ice.
25 posted on 10/17/2002 12:24:17 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: alaskanfan
Given the choice of exporting petro dollars and importing terrorism or paying more for gas at the pump. I wonder what the U.S. response would be?

The U.S. response is given to you every day of the week. Not just at the pump, but in every shopping mall in this country where people spent billions of dollars on imported goods.

26 posted on 10/17/2002 12:27:51 PM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: SauronOfMordor
If I was a super rich Opecker Prince who hated America and wanted to keep my money pump, OPEC, strong, I would donate to every Watermelon organization in America.

Then, I would demand that they send part of those donations to Da$$hole and other Rat Senators in the name of Enviralism. If a Rat senator was short of money, I would donate a few hundred thousand $'s to Club Sierra or any Watermelon is our/name/game phoney organization. The enviral organization would get to keep 20% as a laundry fee and the rest would be "donated" to the rat senator up for re election.
27 posted on 10/17/2002 12:28:28 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Black Agnes
Do the Opecker Princes donate to the wacky left greens? Do bears err in the woods? One of these days we will see the blood money flow that has come over from the Opecker Princes to the anti American Watermelon Green Jihadists. It will surprise some, and many of us will say, "So What Is new!"
28 posted on 10/17/2002 12:31:00 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: BOBTHENAILER
Bob, I would appreciate you sharing some of your insights with us re the oil not tapped in Alaska.
29 posted on 10/17/2002 12:32:49 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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30 posted on 10/17/2002 12:36:45 PM PDT by ChadGore
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To: RightWhale
And the PFD. Almost everyone shrieks when it sounds like someone might reduce the payout a couple dollars. It might be zero next year no matter what, but that of course wouldn't enter into political decisions.

Fran has stated that our state budget shortfall can't be solved by budget cuts. B.S. Just in the last two days I've run across two items in the local paper that are highly questionable.

$100,000 for a feasability study of a causeway from Anchorage to Fire Island.
Who in the hell goes to Fire Island? There is nothing there. And this is just for a study.

$150,000 for a water and sewer analysis and design for Funny River Road.
I live on Funny River Road and I don't want their blasted water and sewer or the added property taxes that go with them.

Maybe Fran could cut out some of that legislative travel to and from Juneau. Maybe that would save the state a buck or two.

31 posted on 10/17/2002 12:38:29 PM PDT by alaskanfan
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To: alaskanfan
note to self to read
32 posted on 10/17/2002 12:40:57 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: alaskanfan
They have made substantial cuts over the years, but in wrong areas. Looking at the State land auction flyer, I see nothing but leftover, unsellable lots in state subdivisions. Nothing attractive. The State has cut DNR, eliminated State cadastral surveying, and made fresh offerings of homestead acreage impossible. There is some fine land, but it is off the market. At the same time they talk about state budget shortfall. Shortsighted, when the solution is within reach.
33 posted on 10/17/2002 12:44:49 PM PDT by RightWhale
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To: Alberta's Child
The U.S. response is given to you every day of the week. Not just at the pump, but in every shopping mall in this country where people spent billions of dollars on imported goods.

I don't think enough of a case has been made in the liberal media of this country linking the continued funding of terrorists by OPEC nations and the high cost of domestically produced oil caused by the ecco-terrorists.

I try to avoid all products not produced in the U.S. but it is getting more difficult on a daily basis.

34 posted on 10/17/2002 12:52:32 PM PDT by alaskanfan
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To: alaskanfan
IT'S 19 DAYS 'TIL THE ELECTION

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A resource for conservatives who want a Republican majority in the Senate

35 posted on 10/17/2002 1:09:12 PM PDT by ffrancone
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To: RightWhale
They have made substantial cuts over the years, but in wrong areas.

I couldn't agree more. They shut down the DOT maintenance station at Ninilchik last year. They did it mostly to punish Jerry Ward(local legislator) and his defense of the Permanent Fund. Fran can't wait to get her hands on our money.

While they were cutting the Ninilchik DOT station, they still had enough money to spend $300,000 redecortating the Governors mansion, and an additional $250,000 to build a new workout facility for the state legislators. I guess the local "Y" in Juneau isn't good enough for these elitists.

The State has cut DNR, eliminated State cadastral surveying, and made fresh offerings of homestead acreage impossible.

Yet less than one percent of our state is privately owned, and the environmentalists are concerned that we are destroying the state.

36 posted on 10/17/2002 1:17:59 PM PDT by alaskanfan
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To: Tacis
Part of the reason is that we have no totally domestic oil companies. Our oil companies have a vested interest in maintaining our dependence on foreign oil.
37 posted on 10/17/2002 1:24:50 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Grampa Dave; alaskanfan; Tacis
The reason we can't touch our oil and have become more dependent on Opecker oil the past two decades is the illegal power of the Watermelon Green Jihadists like Club Sierra!

In a nutshell, Dave has it pegged. It makes no difference where the product is, the enviro-nazis will attack any extraction attempts with all their might; legal,illegal, political or whatever.

Their lies and distortions of the DIRE ecological damage caused by oil & gas exploration and production are without end. The goal is to force us into EXPENSIVE alternative renewables and they care not one whit about the consequences. Bear in mind that this philosophy fits the leftist/socialist agenda to a tee.

ANWR could replace Saudi imports for 20-25 years, but you'll never hear the lefist pussies who care so much about sending "our sons and daughters" to peril in the middle east over Iraq, mention that they will gladly send them there to protect the vital petro-supply lines. We have the ability to be almost self-sufficient, given no constraints on Alaskan production, offshore California and Florida, increased coal fired plants (200 year supply of coal) and increased usage of the CHEAPEST source of power--NUCLEAR. That'll never happen thanks to the enviro-nazis and their Hollywood support system.

One final note, have you all noticed how the democRATS are trying out voter fraud on South Dakota Indian reservations? Just remember how the RATS sold out the Native American tribe next to ANWR that was 100% for its development and would have gained immensely, with employment in high paying jobs, monetary boost to their local economy, etc., etc.

38 posted on 10/17/2002 1:30:50 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER
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To: Eva
Our oil companies have a vested interest in maintaining our dependence on foreign oil.

Could you explain this "vested interest" to those of us that are not so enlightened?

39 posted on 10/17/2002 1:42:24 PM PDT by alaskanfan
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To: BOBTHENAILER
Thanks Bob!

There is no shortage of oil in America or the world.

If there was a shortage of oil, then Opeck and the Opecker funded Watermelons which create artificial shortages would not be necessary.

It is time to make Opec disappear, and then most of the Watermelon Green Jihadist Organizations will disappear when their sugar Daddy Opec fades away.
40 posted on 10/17/2002 1:44:14 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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