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german renewablesIn the late 1930s Germany went to war against its European neighbors. Conquest was the main goal but the acquisition of scarce natural resources, like oil, was essential. That's one reason why the Nazis expended a considerable amount of its armed forces to North Africa.

Today, Germany is going in the opposite direction, weaning themselves off of oil using peaceful technologies. Already they get 17 percent of their energy from renewable resources and are planning to reach 40 percent within ten years. To do this they will spend $30 billion a year paid for by a relatively tiny 3.5 per cent tax. In the U.S. that would be about $225 a year. Sounds like a pretty good trade-off for energy independence to me.

Germany is a cold country, as far north of the equator as Newfoundland. It's technicians would give their left nut for California's sun or Texas's winds and yet they still manage to achieve 17 percent in renewable energy, and much of that is from solar. Way to go, Germans!

On the flip side of that equation, in 1997 the U.S. produced 40% of the world's solar energy equipment. Today, that number is down to 8%. Why? George Fucking Bush and the Fucking Republican Congress who stripped ALL the subsidies away from solar power.

You're paying almost $4 a gallon for gas not because it's scarce, but because Wall Street is gambling with oil futures and squeezing you for every dime they can. Energy from renewable sources could not be manipulated this way.

Beginning to understand why Republicans and their fat cat buddies always support the oil companies?

It's been said before: If the U.S. had spent the same money on renewable energy techniques that it wasted on Middle Eastern oil wars then we wouldn't have to fight oil wars. Our air would be a lot cleaner and Fox News would have less to propagandize about 24/7. That's win-win, people.



john boehnerFebruary 10, 2011: "We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs." - John Boehner.

So far the list of Republican accomplishemts for 2011 is:

(1) Attempted curtailing of abortion rights.
(2) Attempted defunding of Planned Parenthood.
(3) Attempted defunding of NPR.
(4) Investigating Muslims.
(5) Declaring English as America's Official Language.
(6) Reaffirming "In God We Trust".

Nope. No jobs here.

Still waiting, John.


Fox News Lies!And what is Fox News spewing lately? Lies that they were being used as human shields by Libya.

If you don't watch Fox News please request that your local cable provider remove them from your monthly bill by calling them about it at three in the morning.

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