Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 26, 2012, 10:03 a.m. EST by bullfrogma
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This is a post taken from the AnonNews.org forum. It sounds pretty damn good. Sorry if this has already come up here. Wondering what people can say and share about it.
"Most of Americas and Worlds Problems Adressed By A Single Policy: Public Ownership of Renewable Energy Utilities."
America is addicted to Oil.America is in debt. Global climate Change is getting worse and poses a substantive threat to many industries such as insurance, agriculture and forrestry to name a few.Peak OIL poses a serious threat to stability of the economy as a whole.National debt is often cited as a major concern. War and security concerns have drained the taxpayer and lessened Liberty feeding into a Police state,Security, Prison, Military Industrial complex of the type Truman and Orwell warned us about.Even though we as individuals and a nation cant afford it we still fork over to the Saudi Family for instance one Billion dollars a day.Even though we as individuals and as a nation cant afford it we still spend 580 Billion dollars in defense spending every year. Tanks , guns and planes dont offer a benefit or return to the taxpayer or increase security and liberty. Quite the opposite. What this spending is is what the Republicans always complain loudest about, Big Government. This excessive defense spending is in fact a form of hidden oil subsudy , a form of taxpayer draining corporate welfare that offers the taxpayer no return on their investment. Free security for Oil firms who are big boys now and can afford to pay for their own security.Tactically and strategically speaking having supply lines that span half the world is foolhardy and unsound as well as expensive to secure. Maintaining expensive bases near the oil is counter to positive diplomacy to say the least. In fact their very presence is a barrier to positive diplomacy.The single largest consumer of petroleum in the world is the US military. The analogy could be made to the woman who spends all her money on crack cokaine instead of filling the cupboards with staple foods for her children or investing in education and attending rehab to better her situation. I guess you could blame the pusher who seems to smell money and comes around like clockwork. Up until a few years ago we had a Whitehouse full of them. We have other problems of course like the damage to groundwater aquifirs from natural gas fracking Halliburton is an example . They have a special exemption from the clean drinking water act.These problems can all be addressed by a single policy. Public ownership of renewable energy utilities. Contrary to the tax and liberty draining sinkhole of oil addiction, renewable energy utilities actually make money. The fuel is free , you do the math. Other nations have. Of course its possible . we went to the moon, and we committed to that when the technologies didn t even exist. These are well established technologies that pay for themselves in short order and address all the aforementioned problems and more.Enough solar thermal power generation in the southwest could power the entire nations energy needs for all applications includuing transportation seven times over. Now thats just solar thermal and thats just the potential of the southwest. When you add photovoltaics to that, and solar hotwater heating, as well as geothermal, biodeisel from algae and other sources, wind ,tidal, wave motion, offshore wind, conservation and efficiency, including electric high speed rail, hybrid and electric cars. This policy of public ownership of renewable energy utilities represents the economic, social, environmental , diplomatic and security win win win win win for America.