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The Media Blunder of the Month -- Energy Independence, so NOT

Huffington Post -- America's oil addiction and oil dependence are not a thing of the past -- whatever the media may have yipped at each other's heels to tell you this week. In fact, we are on the verge of committing the world to a future of ever more expensive oil and ever larger U.S. economic problems for paying for oil imports -- not to mention the devastating impact this oil dependence has on the climate, air and water, and the economies of Asia and Africa.

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virostek
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Buying a volt is not the answer.
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Just stay home.
52MPG
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 10:21:40 AM

Energy independence will come at the consumer level.
MAC48
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 1:50:25 AM

In 2 or 3 hundred years, Carl Pope may actually be correct in his insistence the alternative fuels replace most of the world demand for oil and natural gas. Hopefully with another 200 or 300 years of R&D progress the various alternative energy concepts of today and many tomorrows will actually come up with one or more sustainable, practical, and cost effective alternative fuels not using arable land nor human/animal food sources that will allow the world to wean itself away from fossil fuels to the necessary degree.

All but the very few delusional environmental extremist knows that Carl Pope's vision will not occur in our lifetimes nor probably within the 21st century. The problem with the Carl Popes of this world is that they demand to have this future today at any cost.
ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 1:45:07 AM

Joke!
andy1024
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 11:43:15 PM

Just like the issue of climate change, here are too starkly different opinions on energy independence.
BurtB
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 11:18:20 PM

notice that this article did not come out before Obama was reelected?

They have their priorities straight.
Get the most Liberal Senator who became the most Liberal President (it would be fair to label him a "European Socialist") in place, before pointing out unpleasant issues.
Hemond
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:19:58 PM

This article is published by the Huffington Post and authored by the president of the Sierra Club. Two of the most disreputable and dangerous organizations on the planet.

Under no circumstances do rational people give any credence to such lunatics. The Sierra Club wants us all to move back to the stone age. Not gonna happen.

[Edited by: Hemond at 11/17/2012 8:21:02 PM EST]
leemun
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 2:31:43 PM

Environazi propaganda blather. Goebbels would be proud.
mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 11:09:36 AM

NRU has a point. The real issue is, when "alternative" sources come up to be developed if the GREEN fanatics will alow them to go forward. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Freeze in the dark, peons, is Sierra's motto.
nru
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 10:54:18 AM

It does not matter who wrote it, or what bent he has in writing it. We need to stop supporting Putin - his revenue is from oil, and we need to stop funding terrorism - their revenue stream is oil. No matter how much more we produce, until we cut demand for it, we are still contributing to them. Put the federal fleet on CNG, build a bunch of nukes, and start shifting all our energy needs away from coal and oil - why is it that worshiping large corporations is viewed as "American" - Bobby Jindal is right - we need to stop being stupid and look at the larger picture.
PTBpricer
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 9:55:58 AM

This from the former president of the Sierra Club.
geezrtek
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 9:54:48 AM

To the Dragnet theme: Doom DO Doom Doom!

The former executive director and chairman, Sierra Club (the author) suggests you'll feel better if you hug a tree.

sabre75
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 9:21:41 AM

Not believing this.. Must be a tree hugger ramblings.
skempton
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 9:00:15 AM

He has a strange definition of energy independence.
goalie1950
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:53:59 AM

The author of this article is from the Sierra Club, one of the largest tree-hugger organizations in the world. Not sure I would put a whole lot of time believing what this guy is selling unless your ready to sell your car and move back into the forest to live.
RochBear
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:48:28 AM

There is a huge difference between North American Energy independence, and USA energy Independence!
Petrock
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:47:12 AM

Gloom and Doom. The world is coming to an end! I think we need to worry about our debt and spending more money than we have (government AND personal). If we resolve that (a huge issue that will require a LOT of work) where we get our energy from will not be such a big deal.
Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:45:56 AM

Less than 10% of the oil we consume in the U.S. is from the Middle East.

While we have a dependence on oil today, there are emerging technologies which are being tested and refined all the time that are only beginning to wean us off our dependence on oil.

Think of the Titanic turning (port-rounding) the iceberg. It seemed that the ship was not turning even though the rudder was hard over. Eventually, it began to turn.

Sadly, and I hope this is not the case for us, it still hit the edge of the submerged section of the iceberg - hitting something unseen. That is the part I fear.
Gassed01
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:45:50 AM

This utopia has been suggested in the past and never happened. What makes anyone think it will happen in the future either? Pipe dream I guess.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:44:47 AM

Anyone interested in developing alternative fuels yet?
peabeax55
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:42:15 AM

People should not relax on this issue until they get rid of Middle East oil
and gain some control over local energy sourcing.
If any kind of news keeps it our face, fine.
angel4me
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:40:52 AM

perhaps not yet - but need to work at it..........
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:40:46 AM

The media will tell any lie if they think that it will help their president.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:40:40 AM

When you start believing what the media is hyping then you truly have arrived in "1984"
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:40:34 AM

Enviromentalists are our downfall.
tauro514
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:40:18 AM

okay.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:39:50 AM

Don't see it
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:39:34 AM

Don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:38:27 AM

not going to happen
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:37:47 AM

Hard to imagine...
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I don't have the time to keep up with media blunders.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:37:18 AM

I think we are on a start, but still have a long way to go.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:36:55 AM

ok
sent4456
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:36:45 AM

Just only on paper.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:35:55 AM

Consider the paper
polarbear2
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:35:02 AM

What a pant-load
NJColt
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:34:07 AM

Bout time somebody has the cajones to speak the truth!
bbreff
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:32:41 AM



Since this is by the Huffington Post, I think it is a bunch of crap.

greatartiste
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:32:18 AM

no, not biased, just the truth...
gabisgram
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:31:44 AM

I gotta' admit, I didn't even read this article cuz' it said Huffington Post at the start.
bobcatfan
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:29:36 AM

Biased.
ironbox_sara
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:28:53 AM

What "addiction?" Having to go to work???
jimraehl
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:28:48 AM

http://www.panacea-bocaf.org or http://www.cheniere.org or Google Tom Bedini, for more energy ideas that the media ignores.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:27:57 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:27:22 AM

Ok
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ok
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:26:44 AM

hmm
jeskibuff
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:25:29 AM

MacDad614 said: "People who don't like the Sierra Club need to STFU. You have nothing constructive to add to the conversation."

I think it's pretty evident that people who don't like people who don't like the Sierra Club are the ones adding nothing to the conversation! That's just a show of typical liberal ignorance, telling other people to shut up if they don't think like they do!
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:24:18 AM

not quite so glum.
Hangnail309
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:22:34 AM

sometimes the media runs with a story before researching all the facts ... sounded to good to be true with a lot of ifs and qualifiers ...
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