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"The whole world is about oil". Deny it all you want but the truth is truth.

 

Pretty much. Fossil fuels drove all the economic growth during the last 100 years. People who bitch about it have no idea what our world would be like without it. A trip back to the 1800's would give them a clue. Maybe.

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I wonder how much oil Apple uses in making the products that the Liberals use to bitch about oil?

 

Not much.

 

The high-tech computer manufacturing industry doesn't require a huge energy input.

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I wonder how much oil Apple uses in making the products that the Liberals use to bitch about oil?

 

Not much.

 

The high-tech computer manufacturing industry doesn't require a huge energy input.

 

What about raw materials?

Plastic is mostly oil, no?

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What about raw materials?

Plastic is mostly oil, no?

 

 

U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and AnalysisSources & UsesPetroleum & Other LiquidsCrude oil, gasoline, heating oil, diesel, propane, and other liquids including biofuels and natural gas liquids.

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How much oil is used to make plastic?

 

In the United States, plastics are made from liquid petroleum gases (LPG), natural gas liquids (NGL), and natural gas. LPG are by-products of petroleum refining, and NGL are removed from natural gas before it enters transmission pipelines.

 

In 2010, about 191 million barrels of LPG and NGL were used in the United States to make plastic products in the plastic materials and resins industry, equal to about 2.7% of total U.S. petroleum consumption. Of those 191 million barrels, 190 million barrels were used as feedstock and 1 million barrels were consumed as fuel

 

In addition to petroleum, natural gas is used to manufacture plastic materials and resins. In 2010, about 412 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas were used to make plastic materials and resins, equal to about 1.7% of total U.S. natural gas consumption. Of the 412 Bcf, 13 Bcf were used as feedstock, and 399 Bcf were burned as fuel.

 

Electricity is also used to manufacture plastics. In 2010, about 65 billion kilowatt-hours were used, equal to about 1.7% of total U.S. electricity consumption. Only about 1% of the total U.S. petroleum consumed in 2010 was used to generate electricity.

 

EIA does not have similar data for other countries, and does not have data on the quantity of plastics materials and resins produced in the United States and in other countries or data on the origin of all the plastic products used in the United States.

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pokeyguy.gif   And the insight? 



 



Wasn't Iraq about WMDs?  I hear Canada has WMDs buried in sand, too. 



 



Again, I really didn't have any hopes discussing oil so as to meaningfully resolve all the U.S. issues involving energy and global policy.  



 



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pokeyguy.gif   And the insight? 



 



Wasn't Iraq about WMDs?  I hear Canada has WMDs buried in sand, too. 



 



Again, I really didn't have any hopes discussing oil so as to meaningfully resolve all the U.S. issues involving energy and global policy.  



 



I had found a yellow and red one of these online:  pokeyguy.gif   However, when one pastes it here, it changes to blue.    headscratch.gif





It was about WMDs. We know they had them because;



1. We GAVE them to Iraq.



2. Saddam USED them.



So, the only real questions that remained  prior to the Iraq invasion were;



1. Did they STILL have them



2. Can we take Saddam Hussein's word for it that they no longer had them.



Both Clintons, both Bush's, Congress, and the international community all seemed to think that taking Saddam's word that he used up all the WMD's we gave him would be a bad idea.


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Saddam could have complied with the UN inspectors and avoided all the problems. Instead, he kept on posturing and huffing and puffing and kicking out inspectors and... well... he talked himself right out of his kingdom and right into a hangman's noose.

 

When the police tell the suspect to come out with his hands up and instead, he goes to the window and brandishes a squirt gun, you can't really piss all over the police because they shot him stone cold dead. It was the same thing with Saddam. All the pissing and moaning subsequently because we didn't actually find WMD was just political grandstanding by democrats.

 

Saddam should have let the inspectors look for them instead of daring us to send in troops to do it.

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