Go Ahead, I'll wait here.
Do you remember when states started passing bottle deposit laws? When Nixon was president?
The end of the Viet Nam war? Do you recall when Charlie Manson went to prison? When the U.S. got into the railroad business with Amtrak? How about Led Zeplin coming out with Stairway to Heaven? The movies Love Story and The Exorcist? If so, you are thinking back about thirty years. Doesn't seem like it was very long ago does it?
That's interesting because experts agree that the earth only holds about a thirty year supply of crude oil, based on our present volume of usage. After that you better know where you left your bicycle.
If you think this is some half baked theory of panic stricken wing nuts, consider that no oil company is building any new refineries. Such a capital investment doesn't pay off for over thirty years, and there wont' be anything to refine then.
This year the U.S. will spend 14 billion dollars on NASA, the president has requested over 80 billion dollars on top of the 150 plus billion already spent for the present war efforts in the middle east. But according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, president Bush has cut the budget for alternative energy research by 20 million dollars this year. This research could lead to an annual savings of 100 billion dollars in increased fuel efficiency.
Priorities make the agenda obvious. Short sighted and obvious.
David Blaine [10:51 AM]