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  •  You're just old (1+ / 0-)
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    Foothills of Oblivion

    and projecting your own mortality into your political opinion.

    America will be fine.

    •  Brace yourself Dorothy. (5+ / 0-)

      Crude oil has not gone below $100/barrel since 2008. The U.S. economy evolved to run on $10/barrel oil.

      Low EROI (Energy Returned on Energy Invested) fossil fuels from tar sands and fracking are expensive. Fracked wells deplete more quickly than conventional wells. The worst thing about low EROI is that we ave to burn 50 barrels of crude to extract and refine 100 barrels where we used to burn 1 to extract 100 back in the days of light sweet crude.

      Notice no one uses the term "light sweet crude" anymore. It is, for all intents and purposes, gone. We're left with tar sands, fracking, and ultra deep water drilling. We killed eleven men and almost ruined the Golf of Mexico doing that. Plus, it's expensive.

      Kansas is going bye bye.

      Reaganomics noun pl: blind faith that unregulated capitalism can provide unlimited goods and services, that government is bad and it can increase revenue by decreasng revenue. Synonyms: Friedmanomics. Antonyms: common sense. Related Words: Laffer curve

      by FrY10cK on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 05:21:00 PM PDT

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    •  It would be great (0+ / 0-)

      if you were right.  Rec for the hopeyness and youthful disdain.
      Smells like hippie spirit.

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