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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    They used to just burn a lot of it off, due to not having a way to transport it.
    It is also due to the recent development of hydrofracking and horizontal drilling allowing for increased production from singular wells. Making the process profitiable ( at least normally). Alberta used to burn it off as well but stopped most of it over the last 30 years.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Not true. We've always, at least since the early 1970s, imported a small percentage of our natural gas. We import a tiny percentage even though we are the world's leading producer of natural gas. Our production has even risen over the past five years.

    Actually, the U.S. proven oil and gas reserves have increased significantly in recent years.
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    "That Americans face long-term energy delivery challenges and volatile energy prices is the failure of both Democrats and Republicans to fashion a workable energy policy. Energy policy was allowed to drift by both political parties despite its centrality to America’s domestic economy and to our nation’s security.

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    "Strong economic growths across the globe and new global demands for more energy have meant the end of sustained surplus capacity in hydrocarbon fuels and the beginning of capacity limitations. In fact, the world is currently precariously close to utilizing all of its available oil-production capacity, raising the chances of an oil-supply crisis with more substantial consequences then seen in three decades."


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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    =Mayor Snorkum;1059461320]still stuck on oil? what else would you exploit?
    Well, oil is certainly the most important for now. Only a fool would think it shouldn't be tapped, and tapped ASAP.

    There's this stuff, Rare Earths.

    There's this stuff, it's called "steel", that the nation must produce cheaper. That will be done when important steel producing states become right-to-work states.

    That's another resource that must be nutured and expanded. Human freedom and the creativity unfettered freedom brings should not be subject to punitive taxation. There's a reason businesses are fleeing the United States, and it's not because the unions are too weak and business taxes are too low and the businesses aren't regulated enough.

    never said that,
    You're advocating bigger government. You think bureaucrats work for free?

    I am sure you can define free market to your satisfaction, but like communism, it doesn't exist as originally defined, and never will.
    Yes, your fantasy world is interesting, but your pretend ignorance is boring.

    Sadly, it's clearly an act.

    Libertarians are often those who take extreme views without limiting themselves to the extreme views of the far left or the far right.
    LIbertarians are those who think about issues using their brains, not their glands. Glands aren't especially useful for thinking.

    Libertarians are also those people who refuse to consider other people as resources to be consumed to satisfy some perverted notion of utility.

    What is a REAL libertarian?
    Libertarians who aren't fake libertarians.

    It's not hard to recognize that since people are not property, people don't have any authority to interfere with anyone's chosen life path that doesn't harmfully intersect that of others. That means, to wit, since it ain't your property, you don't get a vote on how it's used or consumed. It also means that since it's not your life, you don't get to dictate who that person lives it. Finally, it means, you're not allowed to harm othes, nor can you harm their property or impede their own freedoms if they're not infringing on you.

    You want an energy efficient property? Well, give the guy two cheers and hurrah! Don't run around expecting a halo or permission to order others to be just like you if they don't want to.

    Welcome to real libertarianism.

    I have seen many arguments as to what makes up a real conservative, with no consensus, of course. What makes you any more real than the next libertarian?
    There is no "next" libertarian. People who seek to wrongly impose controls on people for selfish reasons or altruistic reasons aren't libertarians, they're something else.

    The only acceptable controls are those prohibitions that prevent people from causing deliberate harm to others, from harming or stealing their property, or from engaging in fraud or other acts of deceit that separate people from their property or their lives.

    Especially since libertarians rarely get elected....
    Yeah, that must be relevant to someone. Not the Mayor, since kissing butt and selling out isn't in the Mayor's character profile.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Libertarians are also those people who refuse to consider other people as resources to be consumed to satisfy some perverted notion of utility.
    You mean like the Iraqi people? That is one of the Libertarian ideals that I admire, not going to war against a country that hasn't attacked us, and cutting our defense budget back to defense only levels.

    Of course with you being a Libertarian, I'm sure you agree.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You mean like the Iraqi people? That is one of the Libertarian ideals that I admire, not going to war against a country that hasn't attacked us, and cutting our defense budget back to defense only levels.

    Of course with you being a Libertarian, I'm sure you agree.
    Yes, certainly the Mayor opposed the invasion of Iraq.

    He also opposes the operations in Libya.

    The nation cannot cut the defense budget back to defense-readiness levels until it's withdrawn to a posture of defense readiness.

    That popped your inflated ribbed red condom, didn't it?

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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Yes, certainly the Mayor opposed the invasion of Iraq.

    He also opposes the operations in Libya.

    The nation cannot cut the defense budget back to defense-readiness levels until it's withdrawn to a posture of defense readiness.

    That popped your inflated ribbed red condom, didn't it?
    None of the unsubstantiated opinion that oozes out of the Land of Snorkum surprises me at this point!
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    None of the unsubstantiated opinion that oozes out of the Land of Snorkum surprises me at this point!
    Are you admitting to believing that the US can reduce the defense budget to defense-readiness levels while the nation has troops in three battlefields?

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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Are you admitting to believing that the US can reduce the defense budget to defense-readiness levels while the nation has troops in three battlefields?
    I agree that we should end both American led wars immediately, but that does not prevent us from closing other unnecessary bases around the world at the same time. Its too bad we didn't have a choice in the last election for a credible candidate that would have done that.
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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I agree that we should end both American led wars immediately,
    So you're refusing to acknowledge that the US is fighting three wars right now. And if the United States isn't leading the war, the United States shouldn't be in the war.

    but that does not prevent us from closing other unnecessary bases around the world at the same time.
    Yeah, we have thousands of empty bases scattered around the globe. We should certainly close the Bitburg base becuase those people should be punished for not allowing Candidate Obama to use wounded US soldiers as political stage props.

    Its too bad we didn't have a choice in the last election for a credible candidate that would have done that.
    You mean, it's too bad the Americans didn't have a choice. You've made it perfectly plain that you read for the (D)unce switch every time.

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    Re: Gasoline Taxes Per Gallon Nearly 7 Times Exxon Mobiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    So you're refusing to acknowledge that the US is fighting three wars right now. And if the United States isn't leading the war, the United States shouldn't be in the war.
    Libya was a NATO action we joined.



    Yeah, we have thousands of empty bases scattered around the globe. We should certainly close the Bitburg base becuase those people should be punished for not allowing Candidate Obama to use wounded US soldiers as political stage props.
    We have lots of bases empty and not that should be closed.



    You mean, it's too bad the Americans didn't have a choice. You've made it perfectly plain that you read for the (D)unce switch every time.
    They had the same choice we always have, the lesser of the evils. It is that way in all place except the utopia of the Land of Snorkum.
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