Undecided? These two morons can help you.

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Anuba, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Anuba macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2005

    Note: You'll have to suffer through a Swedish commercial, followed by approx. 20 seconds of Swedish gibberish. After that, a black McCain supporter gets 20 seconds, followed by a white Obama supporter who gets 20 seconds.

    The first guy totally sold me on McCain. :rolleyes:
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040


    And you know that 'Drill Baby Drill' slogan won't even effect the current gas price per barrel now...

    A 2004 study by the government's Energy Information Administration (EIA) found that drilling in ANWR would trim the price of gas by 3.5 cents a gallon by 2027.

    Oil drilling info

    Even by 2030, offshore drilling would not have a significant impact on oil prices, according to Martin, because oil prices are determined on the global market. "The amount of total production anticipated—around 200,000 barrels a day—would be less than 1 percent of the total projected international consumption."

    And disruptions to the global supply affect the price of every barrel of oil the U.S. purchases, whether it be from Saudi Arabia, Venezuela or off the New Jersey coast. "Suppose the U.S. got all its oil domestically, and the price was $100 a barrel. Then the Saudi family was deposed," disrupting that country's oil exports, Kaufman says. "The Saudis produce about 10 million barrels a day of the world's 85 million, so clearly prices would go up, because now there is this big shortfall of oil."

    Kaufman dismisses as "nonsense" any promises that offshore drilling could make the U.S. "oil independent." Even if it could somehow insulate itself from the ups and downs of the global oil market, he notes, the U.S. would have to make a huge leap in domestic oil production to replace what it buys from overseas.

    "At its peak in production, which occurred in 1970s, the U.S. produced about 10 million [barrels of oil] a day," Kaufman says. "Now, after 30 years of fairly steady decline, we produce about five million barrels a day," whereas we consume 20 million barrels daily. "Whoever talks about oil independence has to tell a story about how we close a 15-million-barrel gap."

  3. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    OBJECTIVE reality
    I just wanna be clear that the second guy was not me. :D

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