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Post by Spishnittlestick on Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:37 pm

I was just thinking about the overall status of my nation (or our nation if you're from the States). I was just curious what you guys thought about it all.

I just met this Canadian girl on Facebook, so I started thinking how lame our units of measure are, haha. It's time to go metric, seriously.

And I think we're a wee bit imperialist. It's pretty bad when the foreign exchange student from Japan brings candy from home that has the English language all over it, haha.

The Economy? I'm not getting into this, haha.

Foreign Oil dependency? Come on! We're paying for both sides of the war, more or less, lol

Pick a topic and argue a side, but honestly, I'm not complaining too much, I don't mind living here (Although I would love to go check out England sometime). Overall, I don't think it's a terrible place, and I don't hate it, but It definitely needs some improvement.
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Post by fuzzy on Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:13 pm

Ok... Our nation is basicly ****ed.

Billions of dollars wasted in metric to imperial conversion (remember that space disaster a while back? miscalculations due to conversion issues)[space = toooo much money]

The economy... is going down hill real fast, and the economic stimulus package didn't do shit.

Oil, the bane of our nation, it is the one thing that has us by the balls.
155$ a barrel last time I check, and it is already wrecking everything. It is hurting our banks (mortgages/foreclosures due to increase fuel/transport costs) People are spending more and more of their disposable income on their thirst for fuel. And even though Americans logged 30,000,000,000(30B) less miles last year than in 06, it is still sucking our nation dry.

Because everything in our economy, and our horrible deficit (Both monetary and trade), other nations are valuing our dollar less and less. So its value goes down, and even if a barrel of oil does not climb (very rare I know) we'll still have to pay more for it, because of our weak dollar (that is not backed by anything more than an idea of value, no gold or silver standard)

Like on my religion post, I could keep going but... I think that is enough.
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Post by Apollo on Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:27 pm

There is still more oil underground in the US than has ever been used, it's just that refineries are shutting down, or not being put to use (for a reason that escapes me, making my argument look unfounded, haha). There is still enough oil underground to keep America on the road for at least long enough to find a successful alternate fuel source. Pretty soon it's going to be cheaper to just drill in the US again than import from other countries.
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Post by Spishnittlestick on Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:31 pm

We need to invest in alt. energy, FTW.

Wind
Solar
Electric
Hydro
Natural Gas
Nuclear

There's plenty of alternatives...why keep buying from the Mid East? We should be investing in other sources. I mean come on, the Manhattan Project to build the A-Bomb took...what? A couple years? And we still, after all of these years, don't have new and more efficient energy source? Reason why? The US wanted the A Bomb to establish itself as a world superpower. What about today? because of the immense oil industry bringing in unbelievable profit, the wealthy see no reason to change when it would mean losing money.

I do hope that when under new leadership, the US makes a comeback...but how practical is that? Truly?
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Post by icesniper on Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:06 pm

There is no hope for America since the politicians r f***in stupid for thinking that they're the best and not seeing that if we would just look into our own homeland we would see that we don't need the MidEast so look. Kansas has a lot of wind and still some oil. so how about we use it to our advantige. Oh and we also have Corn so we can us ethanol.
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Post by Apollo on Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:33 pm

icesniper wrote:There is no hope for America since the politicians r f***in stupid for thinking that they're the best and not seeing that if we would just look into our own homeland we would see that we don't need the MidEast so look. Kansas has a lot of wind and still some oil. so how about we use it to our advantige. Oh and we also have Corn so we can us ethanol.

You do realize that the amount of corn used to make one tank of ethanol could feed a human being for a year, right?
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Post by Cjanz on Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:35 pm

Ethanol is a horrible solution, and is one of our worst ideas yet. Food prices are so incredibly high because of it.

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Post by Spishnittlestick on Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:54 am

Yeah, you need a LOT of corn for a little Ethanol. A noble idea, but we need to try again, lol.
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Post by Cjanz on Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:56 am

Well it's not like we don't have any domestic resources to use, right?

There should be something that will gyrate enormous turbines that feed electricity to surrounding areas. I think if there were something like that, I'd call it WIND.

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Post by Apollo on Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:38 am

Cjanz wrote:Well it's not like we don't have any domestic resources to use, right?

There should be something that will gyrate enormous turbines that feed electricity to surrounding areas. I think if there were something like that, I'd call it WIND.

Where can I buy some "Wind"?
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Post by Cjanz on Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:44 am

Well, it needs to be invented, you see.

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Post by Apollo on Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:52 am

*Writes equation on drawing board*

Interesting.
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Post by Cjanz on Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:53 am

We might have something here. This "wind" could be a major breakthrough.

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Post by Apollo on Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:58 am

We might have to import the materials from Oklahoma. There are no trees there, making "wind" more possible.
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Post by fuzzy on Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:40 am

Dude... Corn is bad. Use it to power the trucks that are pulling the HUGE gnikcuf (reverse word) windmill blades all over the nation. set them up everywhere, then coat them in solar cells for extra $$Very Happy

then coat the ground in mirrors that reflect alll the light onto a huge solar ball.

Fun Fact: enough solar energy bombards the surface of the United States in one minute to power the ENTIRE country for an ENTIRE year.
(Kind of like the whole, enough power in a lightening strike to power a light bulb for waay to long.)

But nooo, politicians would never go for that, because they are sleeping with the oil industry!! Haliburton (sp) and Bush... anyone that thinks bush has nothing to do with that company has... questionable sanity?
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Post by Spishnittlestick on Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:40 am

Haha, word. I like the ideas there, lol.

Let's see, my earth science teacher told me like over a year ago that if we had a solar panel the size of nevada, we could power like every house in the nation

Or something similar, I can't quite recall.

But then there was the kid that said "Well wha (He was from Texas, so it's wha and not why, lmao) don't we jus git one?"

Well...we need to put it somewhere, and I don' think covering Nevada is really going to fly, haha.

And btw, *digs out wallet*, I would like to see about purchasing some of that there wind...
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Post by Donald Williams on Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:36 am

I think that this coming election is one of the most important elections in American history. Our country is in a grave state as we're losing more and more of our liberties everyday. We're causing wars without merit, and spending money in interest groups as our deficit is rising about 10 trillion. While this is happening our education system is 19th in the world and our health care is 39th, yes, 39th. I believe that we need to get out of Iraq as fast as we can, and stay out of conflict, we cannot make any process while we're in war. I just hope that whoever wins this election, is not blind enough to think that our country is fine how it is, and that we need big change so we can hope to uphold the liberties and ideals that this country was started upon.

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Post by icesniper on Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:43 pm

Well I think we just need a little bit of luck and the politicians might listen to us.....not, they would listen to us.
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Post by Donald Williams on Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:48 pm

Umm, Sadly, many politicians do what will get them the dollar bill, accepting lobbyist money to pass a certain bill, or pleasing the farmers with huge farm subsides for corn ethanol, just to look like they're doing something with Alternative energy, even though this is skyrocketing the price of food. The fact of it is that many politicians do not what's in our best interest as Americans, but what;s in their best interest.

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Post by Cjanz on Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:36 pm

You can't rely on luck with politicians because often enough, they're going to favor themselves over their country.

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Post by Spishnittlestick on Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:14 pm

And it would be rad if the candidates put millions of dollars towards more than just campaigning and luxury items.
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Post by Cjanz on Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:17 pm

Ah, but in the Politician's Handbook (made it up), that's blasphemy.

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Post by Spishnittlestick on Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:05 pm

Cjanz wrote:Ah, but in the Politician's Handbook (made it up), that's blasphemy.

Haha, we should go one step further and seriously make it up, I think that would be a riot (I've been having such a boring summer, so writing a book or doing an animated series doesn't sound that bad, haha).

Maybe I'm just having lame thoughts, but I think it would be cool to have a group project of some sort sometime Razz
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Post by Spishnittlestick on Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:08 pm

*Back on topic*

I just watched Rick Mercer talk to some Americans on a special that was aired a few years ago. It's hilarious. He got US officials such as Governor Mike Huckabee to say the stupidest things, haha.

It disappoints me to see how everything is dropping in US (monetary value, Intelligence Quotients, etc.)

And of course, the things that are rising (inflation, corruption, etc)
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Post by fuzzy on Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:19 pm

Kick bush in the face, get obama in there, if that doesn't work impeach, tada:D
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