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Thread #91008   Message #1729354
Posted By: Anonny Mouse
28-Apr-06 - 02:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
Subject: RE: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
Point taken Don. However, 800 days is not chump change in time. Kennedy lasted, what, 1000 days? How long was "Desert Storm"? OK-bad analogy. All I'm saying is a LOT can happen in 2 years and 2 months.

Consider: from the US there will be a new Prez, cabinet and complete change (one can hope) in leadership. 800 days might buy us some time for auto companies to really get on the hybrid bandwagon; 800 days might build some more ethenol refineries; 800 days could see Iran's present government fall flat on its collective ass; 800 days could easily see the current 30-40% "speculative" price of Oil Per Barrel lose its bottom. 800 days will NOT solve our energy crises: I'm not that naive.

But...when I was in energy/environment/ecology as a vocational field, 800 days *could* be an eternity. It also was (for me, at least) a drop in the time bucket in other respects. I'm sure that many of you might be surprised to learn that Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and other major middle-east oil companies are STILL in an environmental mess from Hussein lighting up all those well-heads, and destroying untold masses of land, wildlife and natural resources...and THIS from 1991!! So, I am sensitive to (and professionally aware of) REEEEAAALLY SCARY things like the U.S. "nuking" Iran's nuke facilities. In all honesty, the prospect of this will dwarf EVERYTHING. Believe it.

Rant du jour over. Thanks for tuning in, y'all come back now, heah?