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I agree salty we should be looking at alternatives for energy, but this big push by government is a just another case of big brother trying to scare the bejeezus out of everyone so they go along with anothe huge tax increase to satify the governments need for our money.

Let the industry's who know how to do this kind of R & D move forward and keep government at bay!
Yes just like the banks and AIG and enron. And madoff. Lets get out of their nway. They are experts with executive experience. Lets get out of their way with our scary government.
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Damn Mikeyy, your knees must be awfully sore from kneeling at the alter of big government.
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What will we do in 50 years? That kind of thinking got us into this mess. Use the oil, but prepare. Boy Scouts: "Be Prepared!"
Salty, if we don't have fusion power in the next 20 years, I'll be very surprised.
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Yes just like the banks and AIG and enron. And madoff. Lets get out of their nway. They are experts with executive experience. Lets get out of their way with our scary government.
Enron and Madoff were engagin in illegal activities, stuff the gov't already regulates through law. The banks and cos. like AIG took risks and paid the price - LEGALLY.
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Enron and Madoff were engagin in illegal activities, stuff the gov't already regulates through law. The banks and cos. like AIG took risks and paid the price - LEGALLY.
And WE paid the price for AIG, et al..... and WE will always carry the burden of criminal acts such as these.

But for the "honest" R&D Companies, I have yet to hear that they are getting funding from the government for alternative sources (Gore's dreams aside) other than grants. Please correct me if I am wrong.

To me, a fiscal conservative (read: monetary tight-ass), that would be the best $X$ spent... job creation, reduced oil dependancy, reduced polution, AMERICAN BORN INDUSTRY.
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And WE paid the price for AIG, et al..... and WE will always carry the burden of criminal acts such as these.

But for the "honest" R&D Companies, I have yet to hear that they are getting funding from the government for alternative sources (Gore's dreams aside) other than grants. Please correct me if I am wrong.

To me, a fiscal conservative (read: monetary tight-ass), that would be the best $X$ spent... job creation, reduced oil dependancy, reduced polution, AMERICAN BORN INDUSTRY.
You and I are in agreement here.
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You and I are in agreement here.
Whoa. I better go change my post, we can't have that happen twice in one week.
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Whoa. I better go change my post, we can't have that happen twice in one week.
Actually, this is the 3rd time this week.
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Default Re: BP makes "giant" oil find in Gulf of Mexico

Wow, took me awhile to find this thread. Wanted to see what our opinions were back when they announced the discovery and how we debated.
The original story has been scrubbed, but here's another version I found : BP Makes ?Giant? Oil Discovery in Gulf of Mexico (Update4) - Bloomberg

Check out the BP stock prices in that article.
here it is today
28.81
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Damn Mikeyy, your knees must be awfully sore from kneeling at the alter of big government.
I don't fear government. I fear unregulated mega corporations with our representatives in their pockets.
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