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Obama shuts down oil exploration in Atlantic

Our lord and master: In a reversal the Obama administration has announced that it will ban all oil exploration in the Atlantic for the next five years.

Makes sense to me. By putting the squeeze on American oil companies it will force American industry to increase its dependence on the Arab oil barons, thus sending more of our wealth to the Islamic world. Moreover, this action will be very effective in further weakening the struggling American economy.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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3 comments

  • Garry

    This will also have other consequences. As the price of oil has cratered, I’ve wondered how much of that has been through our efforts, as so many of the parties we have a problem with are suffering mightily from low oil prices, notably Russia, Iran, and ISIS.

    The way the oil market works, just this announcement will probably lead to higher prices almost instantly.

  • Wayne

    Garry–
    It’s even worse— you can’t simply ramp-up/ramp-down production, overnight. It’s part pure “geology” and part infra-structure & having the necessary skilled labor on hand.

    Tangent– I think it was McCain that said a few years ago,– “Russia is a Gas-Station, with a Country attached to it.”
    ((even a broken clock is correct, twice a day!))

  • Tom Billings

    This will boost market share for exactly the people that contributed to the 2012 election funding of the Democratic ticket, without registering their names or the fact that they live outside the US, at exactly the time similar funds are becoming needed for them to win in 2016, if they can at all. Will it do so soon enough for the overseas funding spigot to open again as it did in 2008 and 2012? I haven’t a clue.

    Will such funding be as decisive as it was then? Even less of a clue is visible. It *will* turn up the emotional heat, and progressives from Trump to Hillary to Sanders have always benefited from that in the US. To have one of those 3 in the WH is the intent.

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