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Offlinepleco
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Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate
    #3929129 - 03/17/05 06:46 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

"Washington -- The Senate voted narrowly Wednesday to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil drilling, a defeat for environmentalists who had fought the measure for decades and a major win for President Bush and Republican efforts to boost domestic energy production." - SF Chronic....

Way to go W, thanks for voting for Bush everyone, this is fantastic!
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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: pleco]
    #3929134 - 03/17/05 06:53 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

:frown:

Guess the American life style still isn't up for negotiation.


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: Young_but_cool]
    #3929178 - 03/17/05 07:23 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

The sooner we're all out of oil the better...


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: Kamek]
    #3929181 - 03/17/05 07:29 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Sometimes there's just not enough vomit to express how sickening it is what the Bush administration is doing.


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: Young_but_cool]
    #3929185 - 03/17/05 07:36 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

Young_but_cool said:

:frown:

Guess the American life style still isn't up for negotiation.




Good guess!~

Maybe someday they will pull their heads out...and use hydrogen power.

Hopefully sooner than later.


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: Roadkill]
    #3929360 - 03/17/05 09:19 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

heh...hope...yeah....uh huh


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: pleco]
    #3929374 - 03/17/05 09:23 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

there is no hope in our government.


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: Vvellum]
    #3929426 - 03/17/05 09:39 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

GODDAMN GODDAMN I SAY GODDAMN.

That's what we need, more oil to fucking ruin our environment even more so we are more dependent, instead of focusing on new energy sources, all while fucking up one of the last truly wild places in the united states.

If you have been to Alaska (I have twice) it is like having an ego loss trip, without any drugs. The size of everything is so HUGE. It is so majestic. Its the north American version of the African Serengeti. Do you see Africa trying to chop up there land, hell no. But we are going to tear it up. I hate this.

Is there a letter writing campaign i can join. If not, I'm starting one. This makes me sick.


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: Vvellum]
    #3929446 - 03/17/05 09:45 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

bi0 said:
there is no hope in our government.



What? Alternative energy?
Biodeisel and more efficient deisel engines for 15 billion less than the cost of gasoline?
ALl from agricultural runoff?

NO!  LET'S DRILL A NATURE PRESERVE!!!  :smirk:


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: pleco]
    #3929476 - 03/17/05 09:54 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

where we are now i can't even imagine what the bottom will be like... and i mean that in the most negative way there is...

i knew this was gonna happen as soon as that fucker got reelected...

edit: grammar


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: pleco]
    #3929568 - 03/17/05 10:25 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Great...now we can supply the US for a day or two :rolleyes smiley x10:


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: pleco]
    #3929578 - 03/17/05 10:29 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I can't fucking believe this.

I'm doing an Ecology report right now on this very subject. A very sad day indeed.


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: pleco]
    #3929590 - 03/17/05 10:36 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

the entire Bush family should be banned from politics forever and re-claim their rightful place in the world as tailors and shoemakers.


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: Adden]
    #3929720 - 03/17/05 11:21 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I'm taking an environmental class. The world is in deep deep shit. If any of you have heard of a book called Red Sky at Morning by J. Speth, it's a good book to get an idea of how far gone the environment already is.

Direct statistics from chapter one of the book:
*a third to half the worlds forests are now gone
*half of the world's wetlands gone
*agricultural productivity of 1/4 of all usable land has been degraded due to overuse and mismanagement
*in 1960, 5% of marine fisheries were fished to capacity or overfished. NOW 75 PERCENT!!
*1/4 of bird species are extinct and 12 percent are threatened.
*24 pecent of mammal species threatened, 25% reptiles, 30% fish. The rate of species extinction today is estimated to be a hundred times the natural rate.
*there is 32% more carbon dioxide in the air
*2.5 billion pounds of toxic waste released annually in the U.S.
*damage to the ozone layer is harmful to the ecosystems of the earth, in addition to human health
*Industrial processes such as the manufacture of fertilizers and other human activities now double the amount of nitrogen transferred from the atmosphere into biologically active forms.

I don't really know what to do. It hurts to know these things. Speth urges everyone not to lose hope, and to get active. I want to join one of these environmental groups, one of these days.


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: RedNucleus]
    #3929723 - 03/17/05 11:23 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Dammit I was in the dark before I read that.

Ignorance is bliss, I heard.


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: Roadkill]
    #3929730 - 03/17/05 11:25 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

There is no such thing as "hydrogen power".

Unless you can point me towards the mass quantities of hydrogen lying around...


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: Boom]
    #3929733 - 03/17/05 11:26 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

A quote from the first chapter talks about the fact that once you learn about how bad the environment really is, you "live alone in a world of wounds." People aren't aware of just how much serious damage is being done to the Earth that continues to get worse at an accelerating rate, and will not disappear even if we stopped all industry.


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: RedNucleus]
    #3929744 - 03/17/05 11:28 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I think we are firmly entrenched in the Holocene Extinction Event by now. Some estimates say we could lose as much as 90% of all species on the planet within 100 years :frown:

I like diversity. I don't want it to go away.


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: trendal]
    #3929753 - 03/17/05 11:32 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I had to look up holocene.

For anyone who's not trendal, holocene basically means the recent epoch.

Holocene - Of or belonging to the geologic time, rock series, or sedimentary deposits of the more recent of the two epochs of the Quaternary Period, beginning at the end of the last Ice Age about 11,000 years ago and characterized by the development of human civilizations.


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Re: Drilling in Alaska passed in the senate [Re: RedNucleus]
    #3929755 - 03/17/05 11:32 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

the whole peak oil thing
bothers me.


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