World Runs On Oil -But Not Our Oil

THURSDAY 7-10-08…Any child who’s ever spent any time in a Sunday School class learned about the Golden Rule “Do Unto Others as you would have them do unto you.” But it doesn’t take long once a kid begins to grow that he or she learns the variations of that Golden Rule. “Do others, before they do you.” And…”He who HAS the gold makes the rules.”

Today, oil is considered black gold….and countries that have the black gold are making the rules. The OPEC countries decide how much oil they’ll pump. That can control the price other countries have to pay for it. Since the world runs on oil, countries that don’t have it are at the mercy of those that do.

Oh…don’t get me wrong. The United States HAS oil. Lots of it. According to the latest government reports, the United States has enough oil to power sixty million cars, and heat sixty million homes for at least sixty years.

According to Jim Ostroff, Associate Editor of The Kiplinger Letter, the U.S. is sitting on the world’s largest, untapped oil reserves — reservoirs which energy experts know exist, but which have not yet been tapped. Such untapped reserves are estimated at about 2.3 trillion barrels, nearly three times more than the reserves held by OPEC nations and sufficient to meet 300 years of demand for auto, truck, aircraft, heating and industrial fuel, without importing a single barrel of oil.

Oh….there’s some token pumping going on but not enough to make a dent in what this country needs…so we’re at the mercy of other oil producing countries…of which most of ‘em hate us.

So, why are we still at the mercy of countries that hate us? Rush Limbaugh uts the blame on “No-Drill Democrats” but we must include a bunch of environmental wackos who claim to be protecting the Sage Grouse, Polar Bears, and Elk; don’t’ forget the global warming crowd that claims starting a car causes global warming, and politicians more concerned about their careers than the well-being of this country. There are a lot of factions that’re against drilling our own oil. So….we keep having to import it…instead.

We’ll keep using oil…because the world runs on oil. It just won’t be OUR oil. Does any of that make sense?

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