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I bought stock in a Canadian company that drills/extracts oil from sand in Canada. Supposedly, there is an unlimited supply of this "sand oil". Hope the stock prices hold in Canada.
Windwatcher Wrote:I bought stock in a Canadian company that drills/extracts oil from sand in Canada. Supposedly, there is an unlimited supply of this "sand oil". Hope the stock prices hold in Canada.

Ah, the Alberta oil sands. The only problem is, it's a real bitch to extract the oil, and it's not unlimited, there's no such thing as an unlimited oil supply. The oil sands might be a good idea, but it's still much more expensive to extract than it is to drill. The stock prices should stay high, because everything in Canada that involves a trade is doing very well right now. It might just be a few years before the oil sands are seen as a truly viable option at the level drilling is.
Would that be like Shale oil? If that is, I have just heard that it is very inefficient to extract the oil from the rock. If you mean sand and its not like gas sands (where the pockets of gas are), then I have no clue what that is.

In addition, I believe we should unite in DC for the betterment of the energy of this country. And I also firmly believe that if the government would create (big) incentives for alternative fuels, it would bring a pretty nice boost to areas of the economy. If it is just in automotives, then probably not because NO ONE has money for those kinds of investments. But making innovations like this would create jobs, in manufacturing of actual energy sites, but also in the development of the technology, and the amount that would need to be built would have work for a LONG time. NOT saying that this would be a saving grace for the economy, but it may help a bit.
The fact of the matter is...they still have their jobs to do. Just because they are running for an office...doesn't mean they can just drop their jobs and work full time on their campaign. They were elected into Congress for a reason...they still need to fullfill that duty until they are elected into another position. Right?

I think postponing it was a great idea.
The Bug Wrote:The fact of the matter is...they still have their jobs to do. Just because they are running for an office...doesn't mean they can just drop their jobs and work full time on their campaign. They were elected into Congress for a reason...they still need to fullfill that duty until they are elected into another position. Right?

I think postponing it was a great idea.

In what respect, Charlie?

/unnecessary Palin jab
The Bug Wrote:The fact of the matter is...they still have their jobs to do. Just because they are running for an office...doesn't mean they can just drop their jobs and work full time on their campaign. They were elected into Congress for a reason...they still need to fullfill that duty until they are elected into another position. Right?

I think postponing it was a great idea.

Also, after some searching, the last vote McCain cast in the Senate was, I believe, on April 9th. It seems that he dropped his full time job in order to campaign.

Aww, I hate arguing with Katie.
TMLfan Wrote:Also, after some searching, the last vote McCain cast in the Senate was, I believe, on April 9th. It seems that he dropped his full time job in order to campaign.

Aww, I hate arguing with Katie.

okay...you got me there.

:plzdie: I don't like arguing either....
Am I the only person in America that is a little upset by the thought that they are bailing out companies that are not only national companies but international companies? Let some of the countries that for instance AIG deals with throw some of their money in to this bail out. If the government would bail out all the families who are losing their homes, pay the mortgage companies directly, I believe this would be a better help to our economy then trillions of dollars that our goevernment is borrowing to bail out companies who have made bad investments. Whose to say these bad investments won't continue and all of the bail out money is lost? Lower the interest rates so families can continue paying their mortgages which is what they have been telling us is the cause of all this to begin with is it not?
Does anybody on either side of politics here, trust the Government with a blank 700 billion dollar check?
Katfive Wrote:Does anybody on either side of politics here, trust the Government with a blank 700 billion dollar check?

No, but how do we stop it?? I have made calls to my reps, I bugged my local rep who has no voice in this. I saw a quick quest from a reporter to Greenspan(?) (is that his name?) anyway, when asked if this will be the last bailout that they are going to ask for he said probably not...this is expected to reach into the trillions before it is over with.
Why should my money, bail out companies, if I or you make a poor investment with our whole life savings and it goes bust, no one bails us out. I have investments that could be affected but I would feel safer letting the dust fall where it may and moving forward. You don't pay off bad debts with more borrowed money, you are just adding to your bad debts. I feel trapped in a box with no way out, this is going to happen whether we the people who are paying for it want it or not. I think this should be up for us to vote on. If you are for it then you can pay it through your taxes the rest of your life, your children's lives and their children's lives, I personally don't want to pay their bills.
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