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September 13, 2008
February 11, 2010 12:07 AM
It is their oil - they can do what they want with it. Stay home more.
May 14, 2009 2:43 PM
if anyone would do a little research into the oil peak then they would notice that this situation is due to end any year soon, then we will be forced into alternate technologies, time to get into the habit of not using plastic
December 29, 2008 10:28 AM
October 6, 2008 9:33 PM
not only oil: blood!
Very funny BUT.. I believe that if oil would disappear, terrorism would do the same! Oil and blood mix very well! This is not only an ecological problem, you guys (other visitors) you are short-sighted and should think a little. Oil is really killing us and the clip is then not so FUNNY! It is the truth..
September 28, 2008 5:51 PM
September 22, 2008 5:03 AM
I agree that we are too dependent on hydrocarbons period. Why don't we have access to technology like zero point energy supplemented with solar, wind and Geothermal? At the price we now pay for a house it should have it's own source of energy that should even generate a surplus for sale.
September 17, 2008 3:11 AM
Ever notice why we have "Greater" Jewish Councils?
Chasing the all too evasive American Dream has its long term price tags and now (like many mortgage payers) are starting to feel the crunch. Our Jewish Communities are no exception to this. So why couldn't we stay and defend our older communities in the city where we had infrastructure and were close to one another? Now we all live in the Sticks where we have no sense of community and are assimilating fast. We need to move back into what we once called 'Ghettos' and be closer to our schools and Shuls and become better neighbors in tighter space- this beats having swimming pools and Chem-lawns.
September 16, 2008 8:14 PM
too dependent on hydrocarbons
I think the pitch is too simplistic (yes offensive to some, although perhaps minimally based in reality), I think the developed world is altogether too dependent on ANY oil!!! There are alternative energy technologies (NOT ethanol) that are less harmful to a) the planet, b) global relations and c) local economies. These should be invested in, supported, and changed to as soon as possible.
Let's stop the fearmongering about the nations we buy our oil from, and start the charge for change!!!
September 16, 2008 6:11 PM
Far too dependant
Here in Australia we produce a lot of wheat, I suggest we sell a bushel of wheat for the equivalent price of a barrel of oil about $100 or so. If the Saudi's don't like it well let em eat their oil.
September 16, 2008 12:30 PM
What about air travel
The other day I inquired about a trip to Europe. I was shocked when the travel agent told me that HALF of the fare goes for Arab oil.
September 16, 2008 12:04 PM
Carpenter is just a partisan. Who does he think has been in power and turned the world into shambles? Why do you think we're having these economic crises and global energy shortage? It is the party of deregulation and the rejecters of alternative fuels. The party that didn't plan but was asleep at the wheel.
September 16, 2008 11:29 AM
Most of our oil is imported from Canada, which is destroying its environment as much as any other country in the production of oil (and mining)...the answer is to use a natural resources that is literally freely available without the environmental damage (such as solar power). Hydroelectric, coal and wind power (all used to generate electric)cause extensive damage to the ecosystems. The places where the sun shines brightest could supply the needs for all...if we could learn to share the sun's energy with each other!
September 16, 2008 10:24 AM
Why is it we only hear about things being "Offensive to the Arabs" Many things coming from the Arab world are offensive to the Jews but we never hear it put that way.
September 16, 2008 10:13 AM
When did you wake up?
Of course America is too dependent on foreign oil. I'm Canadian and we are squandering our children's future and the environment on dirty tar sands oil. In fact so much of it goes to the US that we import oil to serve eastern Canada from places like Venezuela, Iraq etc.
The key is conservation - better fuel economy, more electrtic vehicles like plug-in hybrids, better public transit and biofuels as a transition.
Generally electricity in North America is coal or nuclear. An electric car charged overnight on cheap electricity make sense since we don't shut off generators.
Use of public transit and redesign of cities to incourage higher density with less travel also makes sense.
None of the above are complete solutions, but all are necessary steps.
This week gasoline increased in price by almost $0.60 a gallon on rumours that Ike would knock out Texas refineries. We don't get our gas from the US and we don't sell our gas there, yet the oil monopoly can get away with charging what they want. The stranglehold that oil companies have on our economy (like the hoses in the video) will kill the car industry, the airline industry, the food industry etc.
September 16, 2008 9:34 AM
It may be that despite its humorous intent, that this clip could be very hurtful to Arab individuals who may be suffering with high fuel costs as the rest of us are. Also, many may be innocent and stand along with Israel and the U.S. We should always try to be frank and honest. We should always try, however, not to hurt or malign others. As a nation, we should have pushed much harder, much earlier to try to solve our fuel problems. We have had other warnings in the past. Would it not be ironic is Israel developed some groundbreaking new technologies that made major contributions to solving our fuel problems? Let's pray!
September 15, 2008 7:07 PM
I think this video is scary. It is sad that we are so dependent on Arab oil.
September 15, 2008 6:23 PM
Who Is Who?
It is true that some of our money goes over to the Arabs and they spend their money on whoever they wish. The scarier picture is the political party who is simpithetic to the ani-Sematic counties ,who don't want us in Iraq, who don't want us to drill in the USA and who definately wants the world to look as shambled as possible come Nov.7th. If you can guess who then you are on the right track. Sometime exaggerated pictures are needed to prove a point.Lets all work together and use bio-fuel, natural gas and any other source to break their hold on us.
September 15, 2008 9:47 AM
dependence on foreign oil video
The subject is real and scary. The video, although I know it is satire and therefore highly exaggerated,is in my opinion, offensive to Arabs.
September 15, 2008 9:43 AM
This is really not simple. i have heard that Lukoil (a lot on GSP in NJ) is owned by the Russians.
It is interesting though, that as they raise prices, people trade in larger cars for smaller. A few years ago when this started, I heard that 10,000 people in Toronto alone traded in SUVs for smaller cars. (Not to mention - as an aside, a hummer that drove wildly up my block this morning. I'm certain was not a Jewish driver, just because one has a gas guzzling vehicle, does not mean they have to drive like a maniac and go up a block honking at everyone and almost cause two crashes.)
So, anyways, may everything work out with the help of heaven.
p.s. I heard from my rabbi, that an amount of electricity is generated from oil also. Thus we need the mercy and help of Heaven.
September 14, 2008 9:17 PM
scary and ironic
It is scary, yet ironic that we depend on Arab oil, which seemingly enables the financing of terrorists. Arabs and the US oilmen have a lot of power monopolized on what to say and do when it comes to giving our cars fuel.
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