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Thread #91008 Message #1729140
Posted By: dianavan
28-Apr-06 - 02:02 AM
Thread Name: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
Subject: RE: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
A. Mouse - "I can barely figure out how to send them to college without bankrupting my wife and me."
Join the club. We all wonder how our children will be able to attend college or university. I don't think you can blame that on the caribou or the Gwich'in people.
The caribou use that land as their calving grounds! Thats like closing your local hospital and telling pregnant women to find another place to give birth. Robo says, "ANWR presents little by way of danger to actual animal populations," but I have yet to see any proof of that.
Drilling for oil in that region will also strike at the heart of the Gwich'in people. Cultural genocide is not a pretty sight. Do you really think your children's education is more important than the survival of people who depend on a healthy caribou herd?
What makes what you want, more important than what they need?
Your economic woes pale in comparison.
Besides that, what makes you think that drilling in ANWAR will solve any of your problems? Its doubtful if any of that oil will ever reach U.S. markets. Even if it did, by the time it got there, the price would be much more than it is today.
"Emirs, Dictators, Islamic-radical assholes," presidents, CEO's, prime ministers and premiers, etc., do not give a rat's ass about you or your kids. You have no control over the price of oil and never will. The only thing you can control is your reaction to their policies.
The only way to free yourself from your dependency is to find an alternative. The best alternative I have been able to find is to work for a greener, sustainable future. Don't blame it on the caribou or the Gwich'in people. They were here long before you and your greed. What makes you so important?
Tell your kids to get a job and pay their own way through university. Thats more opportunity than most kids have. Get real! Why should others have to subsidize you and your family?