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    Re: BP Makes ‘Giant’ Oil Discovery in Gulf of Mexico

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    maybe because there is not an infrastructure to support the alternatives as of yet.
    Exactly the same can be said about gasoline - until such time that the market demanded it.
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    Re: BP Makes ‘Giant’ Oil Discovery in Gulf of Mexico

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    Re: BP Makes ‘Giant’ Oil Discovery in Gulf of Mexico

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Exactly the same can be said about gasoline - until such time that the market demanded it.
    The infrastructure for the oil based economy was supported by the government.

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    Re: BP Makes ‘Giant’ Oil Discovery in Gulf of Mexico

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    The infrastructure for the oil based economy was supported by the government.
    Supposing for the moment that this is true, the fact remains that it was -driven- by the demand from the market -- no demand, no support.

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    Re: BP Makes ‘Giant’ Oil Discovery in Gulf of Mexico

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Supposing for the moment that this is true, the fact remains that it was -driven- by the demand from the market -- no demand, no support.
    No it was driven by demand from Standard Oil and the people producing cars like Ford and GM.

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    Re: BP Makes ‘Giant’ Oil Discovery in Gulf of Mexico

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    No it was driven by demand from Standard Oil and the people producing cars like Ford and GM.
    If true, how is it that they got into a position where they could influence national policy?
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    Re: BP Makes ‘Giant’ Oil Discovery in Gulf of Mexico

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    If true, how is it that they got into a position where they could influence national policy?
    Money.

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    Re: BP Makes ‘Giant’ Oil Discovery in Gulf of Mexico

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Money.

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    And how did they get the money?
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    Re: BP Makes ‘Giant’ Oil Discovery in Gulf of Mexico

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    No it was driven by demand from Standard Oil and the people producing cars like Ford and GM.
    Um....no. Standard Oil and Ford were 'made' because of the demand for their products, not the other way around.

    'cause you see, until the markjet started buying their pordicts in bulk, they didn't have any meaningful influence over anyone, much less the government.
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    Re: BP Makes ‘Giant’ Oil Discovery in Gulf of Mexico

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Um....no. Standard Oil and Ford were 'made' because of the demand for their products, not the other way around.
    It really is more complicated than that.

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