Originally Posted by DC Vol
Yep, gsvol is back. Had back-to-back VN timeouts.
Way to stay on topic and not make it personal, maybe you should take a vacation yourself.
I do appreciate the attempt at humor (at my expense even) though, it pays to be light hearted.
At least Lex has the attention span to stick around for the punch line.
Originally Posted by Lexvol
A guy on local radio yesterday suggested that if Tax and Trade is passed that the top three producing coal states (Wyoming, West Va, and Kentucky) should form a coal cartel. They could also reasonably include Texas as well.
The cartel could drive up the prices to the northeast and offset their costs of the Tax and Trade. I know it wouldn't happen, but it actually sounded feasible given the amount of coal those three states produce relative to other coal producers.
Surely he jested. First off being that obvious would run afoul of anti-trust law.
In about '74 when Carter's America hating, Arab friendly, idiotic commie loving energy policy saw us lining up for two blocks to get a couple of gallons of overpriced gasoline, the media never attempted to expose the hoax.
They slso didn't report that he demanded the Shah of Iran sign a deal to supply the US with $5 a barrel oil for the next fifty years, (well not the American people, actually Jimmy's phoney cronies) neither did they report that the Moollahs that Jimmy supported in the name of humanitarianism killed more people in a year that Pavlavi had it thirty either.
There was no oil shortage.
What escaped almost everyone's attention was the coal shortage hoax that followed shortly afterwards.
For instance the TVA coal fired plant that produced electricity at Memphis kept a mountain of coal on hand but for some reason that started to dwindle and while the media touted a non existant coal shortage the plant ran completely out of coal and was using front end loaders to scoop out dirt from under the old pile that had been saturated with coal dust and burn that.
Next, after the average brain washed citizen who puts any dependence in the media actually broadcasting the truth had forgotten about the dreaded coal shortage, on page six of the Memphis Comical Apple it was announced that TVA had just signed a contract with a coal company (cartel?) to supply them with coal for the next five years. The thing about it was though that TVA was paying twice the previoius rate per ton. Two weeks later coal on the coal yards that private citizens could buy was back to the original rate. Two months later the coal pile at the TVA plant was mountainous again and I suspect this happened throughout the TVA system.
While the gasoline shortage hoax was going on, gas barges were being hauled in up the Mississippi River at double time to fill up a storage facility at Memphis that took five years to build.
Here is the direction
in which the power elites will probably be directing us in the near future after cap and trade legislation is passed.
After all, cap and trade is already in place, all that is needed now if for government to enforce everyone to participate, willingly or not.
Cap and trade will not achieve the goals it purports to attempt any more than the idiotic and counter productive turning food and feed grain into fuel did.
Even with no corruption, cap and trade won't work and I doubt anyone on this board, no matter how much thay may support cap and trade, (or the supposed reasons calling for drastic government action) is really naieve enough to believe this won't be one of the most corrupt programs to ever hit Ameroica.