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  •  which is why (8+ / 0-)

    we need to switch to renewable clean energy sources,

    which the President also advocates for,

    and which the Kochs oppose tooth and nail.


    What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
    -- Maslow ...... my list.

    by jamess on Sun Mar 04, 2012 at 07:24:44 PM PST

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    •  This is true (10+ / 0-)

      We have to get off fossil fuels. And I hate the Koch brothers. And it would be good to torpedo their schemes.

      However, re oil prices, I think many times too much is made of market manipulation and too little of basic supply and demand.

      President Obama got it right the other day:

      But over the long-term, the biggest reason oil prices will rise is growing demand in countries like China, India, and Brazil. Just think — in five years, the number of cars on the road in China more than tripled. Nearly 10 million were added in 2010 alone. Ten million cars in one year — think about how much oil that requires. And those numbers will only get bigger over time.
      It's important for people to get this. Understanding that cheap oil is gone will help us in convincing people that now is the time to cut back on fossil fuels. We need to get real, for multiple reasons.

      I wrote a diary about the other day.

      An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

      by mightymouse on Sun Mar 04, 2012 at 07:36:41 PM PST

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