Saturday, October 11, 2008

Outrageous campaign claims

OK, I stay out of politics since I never trust any politician to do what they say, but some claims are just too outrageously exaggerated to ignore.
We've heard politicians suggest that ALL american oil dollars are going to countries which sponsor terrorists.
Do they really consider Canada and Mexico to be dangerous?
Those two countries supply half our imports.
By the way, if fully exploited ASAP, offshore U.S. oil would provide about 1% of U.S. consumption in 10-15 years.
The drill-drill-drill crowd forgets to mention that there are NOT unleased deep water oil rigs in the world.
To drill you first have to order and wait for delivery of new production drill rigs (3-5 years).

OH yea, and if people are serious about conserving oil and reducing the cost of gasoline, why does Detroit
still sell cars that can go 130 mph? All it takes is a simple reprogramming of the computer to limit every vehicle to
75 mph max, making it safe for conservative drivers to travel at the speed limit. Also, cars limited that way could be
programmed to run much more efficiently. A vehicle "capable" of going 120 mph will get worse mileage at 55 mph than one
only capable of going 75 mph.

"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, .....
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son! - Kipling

"If you can keep your head when all around you are in panic; you may not understand everything that's happening." - jm

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