CNN Tonight- SHTF

CNN Tonight- SHTF

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    CNN Tonight- SHTF

    Quick glance looks like a what if the SHTF story on CNN tonight.

    Show Pages - Special Investigations Unit - CNN.com

    Just thought id share


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    Here was my response in another forum to the gas crisis and drilling off the coast of Florida.

    This is exactly what they were saying 10 years ago and if they had started then we would not be paying $4 per gallon now. I am all for beautiful parks and beaches, thats why I live in Florida. However sending us back to the stone age is not the way to go as the enviro-nuts would have you believe. Oil is one of the most natural substances that we can find on earth and it was put here for a reason. We will never get to the point where we are completely free from the use of oil but that does not mean we should not try other sources of fuel but not at the expense of our food source (corn). I am a scuba diver, although I have not dived in a while. I have no problem with drilling 50 miles offshore. When Catrina happened there were many oil rigs that got damaged in the Gulf but we did not have any oil spills.

    All I'm saying is the more of a product you have on the market the cheaper it gets. Because we outsource so much other nations are growing and using more oil so that means less for us. I do not want the spigot controlled by the middle east especially when we have our own source at home.

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    Here is a place to watch in the coming weeks and months with regard to energy:

    Strait of Hormuz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    As a nation, we should have been serious about alternative energy sources decades ago...we'd be better prepared now. I fear, however, we'll just keep making the same mistakes....change is uncertain and uncomfortable.
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    This looks interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falcon1 View Post
    Here is a place to watch in the coming weeks and months with regard to energy:

    Strait of Hormuz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    As a nation, we should have been serious about alternative energy sources decades ago...we'd be better prepared now. I fear, however, we'll just keep making the same mistakes....change is uncertain and uncomfortable.
    Been there, done that. Standing at General Quarters (battle stations) the whole time we went through the strait. Big time danger spot to Americans.
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    Watched it. Mostly the same as they have been saying and doing nothing about it for years.

    Tells me that we need (and should have been doing for years) to drill our own fields, use the oil shale mines and installations we built (but never used) in the 80's, build nucelar powerplants, promote clean coal technologies, develop and increase the use of our vast natural gas fields all at the same time look at new sources of energy.

    One thing that hit me was they were strongly advocating electric cars and that all you have to do is plug them in in the evening. WHERE DO THEY THINK THE ELECTRICITY COMES FROM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    Watched it. Mostly the same as they have been saying and doing nothing about it for years.

    Tells me that we need (and should have been doing for years) to drill our own fields, use the oil shale mines and installations we built (but never used) in the 80's, build nucelar powerplants, promote clean coal technologies, develop and increase the use of our vast natural gas fields all at the same time look at new sources of energy.

    One thing that hit me was they were strongly advocating electric cars and that all you have to do is plug them in in the evening. WHERE DO THEY THINK THE ELECTRICITY COMES FROM?
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    How about the sugar cane in Brazil to make ethanol?I have a 2007 Dodge PU that is set up for ethanol.I would have to drive 90 miles to Houston to buy any.Brazil started working on this since the 1970's.What happened to us?Greed?Big oil?No,that just could not happen.

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    Not only does Brazil do this, but sugar cane ethanol has much more energy than corn ethanol. This has been common knowledge since this was tried once before in the '70's.

    Our representitaves, beholden to the eco-crazies, have ignored this as well as development of our current energy sources or any other measures that would help make us less dependent on foriegn sources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    Not only does Brazil do this, but sugar cane ethanol has much more energy than corn ethanol. This has been common knowledge since this was tried once before in the '70's.
    I wonder if anyone is trying ethanol made from sorghum? Grind the entire plant just like cane. More sugar content than beets, but don't know how its percentage stacks up against sugar cane: not as much, I'd be willing to bet, but surely a greater ethanol yield than grain corn.
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    Good point, sugar content increases alcohol, so I am told. (not that I have brewed any beer or made home made wine.)
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