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  •  Half the Reason We Need the MIC At All is to (4+ / 0-)

    secure energy supplies.

    We need not a mere "initiative" but alt energy as a core mission of the entire complex.

    We're still defending against an empire that collapses a generation ago. We don't need ICBM's and subs to war off the Al Qaeda navy. A great deal of the spending that's going into so much missionless economic suicide is what needs to be redirected into alt energy.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun May 29, 2011 at 05:37:43 PM PDT

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    •  well, control them, more broadly (2+ / 0-)
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      Edger, Calamity Jean

      denial of critical resources to rival geopolitical powers is as important as controlling them for our own needs.

      which actually makes a rather effective if evil argument for why we need energy independence: if we can't be gutted by an oil boycott or disruption of oil shipping lanes, it gives our security state the freedom to mess with everyone else's oil supplies risk-free.

      but yes, agreed on the incredible need to get the hell off of non-renewable energy ASAP, at whatever cost.

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