Monday, June 23, 2008

300 million per day

A contest for cripessake!
FRESNO, Calif. - John McCain is hoping to solve the country's energy crisis with cold hard cash. The presumed Republican nominee on Monday proposed a $300 million government prize to whoever can develop an automobile battery that far surpasses existing technology. The bounty would equate to $1 for every man, woman and child in the country, "a small price to pay for helping to break the back of our oil dependency," McCain said at Fresno State University.
We piss away billions on research & development of weaponry the military doesn't even want. Our universities & corporations are addicted to that money. But our dependency on imported oil is the most dangerous weapon we hand the rest of the world to use against us. Please, oh Princes of the House of Saud, cut us a break. Please, China & India, spare us a few gallons. It's why we're in Iraq, where estimates of the costs range from 175 to 300 million dollars per day. Let's stop looking at alternative energy development as a "small price to pay" & as something we can do on the cheap, & treat it as the big price of national security it is.

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