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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    ummmm, maybe they haven't started recovering it yet.
    Here is what the oil executives had to say about it in their report, Strategic Energy Policies for the 21st Century:

    "The American people must know about this situation and be told as well that there are no easy or quick solutions to today’s energy problems."

    "As it is, national solutions alone cannot work. Politicians still speak of U.S. energy independence, while the United States is importing more than half of its oil supplies and may soon for the first time become reliant on sources outside North America for substantial amounts of natural gas. More flexible environmental regulation and opening of more federal lands to drilling might slow but cannot stop this process. Dependence is so incredibly large, and growing so inexorably, that national autonomy is simply not a viable goal. In the global economy, it may not even be a desirable one."


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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

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    Nobody can tell you anything you don't want to hear, and you know it, so why this overacting? Want sympathy, a hug...

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Here is what the oil executives had to say about it in their report, Strategic Energy Policies for the 21st Century:

    "The American people must know about this situation and be told as well that there are no easy or quick solutions to today’s energy problems."

    "As it is, national solutions alone cannot work. Politicians still speak of U.S. energy independence, while the United States is importing more than half of its oil supplies and may soon for the first time become reliant on sources outside North America for substantial amounts of natural gas. More flexible environmental regulation and opening of more federal lands to drilling might slow but cannot stop this process. Dependence is so incredibly large, and growing so inexorably, that national autonomy is simply not a viable goal. In the global economy, it may not even be a desirable one."


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    Thanks for the quote, but it has zero relevance to my post. I never claimed the U.S. would be a totally independent of imported oil, although most people seem to forget we are one of the world's leading oil producers.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Thanks for the quote, but it has zero relevance to my post. I never claimed the U.S. would be a totally independent of imported oil, although most people seem to forget we are one of the world's leading oil producers.
    We're #3 on the list of countries.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    We're #3 on the list of countries.
    Absolutely correct. Most people (probably Catawba) think we produce very little oil. They also think we get the majority of our oil from the Middle East.

    Both assumptions are wrong.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Absolutely correct. Most people (probably Catawba) think we produce very little oil. They also think we get the majority of our oil from the Middle East.

    Both assumptions are wrong.
    really? poll it.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    really? poll it.
    poll what ??

    Don't you think most people would look it up before voting ??

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    really? poll it.

    I wonder if he will included Canada in the poll?

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Now we will be told what size light bulb we can use. More government control over our lives.

    Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye - San Jose Mercury News

    As of Saturday, what used to be a 100-watt light bulb manufactured and sold in California will have to use 72 watts or less. The 72-watt replacement bulb, also called an energy-saving halogen light, will provide the same amount of light, called lumens, for lower energy cost.

    Similar new standards for traditional 75-watt, 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs will go into effect in California over the next few years, with wattages reduced to 53, 43 and 29 respectively.

    The new rule does not ban incandescent light bulbs; it just requires those bulbs to be 25 to 30 percent more efficient. And it only affects incandescent light bulbs manufactured in 2011 or later, not those already in use or on store shelves.
    You're right, next thing you know we won't be allowed to produce lead based paint.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Thanks for the quote, but it has zero relevance to my post. I never claimed the U.S. would be a totally independent of imported oil, although most people seem to forget we are one of the world's leading oil producers.
    The main point I made to Erod, to which you interjected yourself, was that "since 1971 we have not produced as much oil as we consume." I was further making the point (with their own quotes) that the oil executives themselves realize that "Drill baby Drill" is just a campaign slogan and not a viable solution to our energy problems.

    I stand by that assessment.
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