House of Representatives "drills" us a new one

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Okay, a few thoughts:

    1. Mr. Abrams' headline writer at the AP really ought to learn how to spell "Arctic".
    2. "...an all-night session Monday"? Isn't today Monday?
    3. How low of the House to tie bird flu and hurricane relief to oil drilling in the ANWR. Vote against one, vote against all. Oh, and on top of that, they stick a shiv in the back of a few American companies hurt by unfair trade practices. Really, really nice. :mad:
    Shameless bastards.

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  2. srobert macrumors 68020

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    That's one mighty powerful paperclip. It can make an environmentalist vote for drilling in a wildlife refuge. ^_^
     
  3. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    ******* Shameless Bastard Pirates

    Of course an enlistment bonus of 40K looks pretty sweet for those who have no other means of a future.
     
  4. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    Meh... as the article says: "barren northern Alaska range".

    If it's done properly... let's drill it. :cool:
     
  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    That "barren" land was officially recognized as a wildlife refuge 45 years ago, in the Eisenhower administration. Funny how quickly it got to be "barren" when the oil companies demanded drilling access.
     
  6. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    if the journalist was the one who came up with that word in this usage, then s/he was being sloppy. the land is not barren, regardless of which definition is applied:

    it supports both wildlife and the (useful) vegetation necessary to support the ecosystem.

    fails on both counts, especially "interest." there's been a lot of interest in the region for years now.
     
  7. tristan macrumors 6502a

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    From the numbers I've seen on ANWR it's just a drop in the bucket... er, barrel.. not enough oil there to make a difference in prices.
     

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