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  1. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 6 months ago

    That’s called lying.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    The picture is accurate, refined products for export are where the companies make more profit, with lower taxes too boot!! It IS the reason for the Keystone XL pipeline!

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, 6 months ago

    A massive lie. The US is a net importer of oil and gas.

  4. Mike Rossi

    Mike Rossi said, 6 months ago

    @1opinion

    Love your comment. Reasonably new to the site? Enoki’s been good at that stuff for awhile now :-) Its due for a really silly comment soon as this is just run-of-the-mill :-)

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    @Enoki

    We could be independent via solar and wind alone could generate twice what we use now.

  6. bernardgarner

    bernardgarner said, 6 months ago

    Taking tight oil and gas into account American has greater reserves than Saudi Arabia. There are generations worth and America is going to make a lot of money exporting it. Solar energy has been on a Moore’s Law curve for over thirty years and it will not be too far down the road that America will not need anywhere near as much oil as it does today.

  7. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    The idea of using our petroleum and natural gas to avert a major war … terrible. We should save it so we can drive around in the post-nuclear wilderness looking for food.

  8. Habenero Hound

    Habenero Hound said, 6 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    What planet are you living on? Solar and wind are nowhere near capable of supplying our energy needs

  9. Caligulla

    Caligulla said, 6 months ago

    @pirate227

    Actually, I’ll help correct your woeful ignorance . . . the US is one of the leading EXPORTERS of petro products in the world. Reason? There are different KINDS of such products not all we make at some of which we’re the only source of. As a result while we do import petroleum we ALSO export it.

    Now, think of this . . . we have PLENTY of natural gas, so much that in places they used to vent and burt it at oil wells as it was regarded as an undesirable by products. Then someone made natural gas heaters and turbines and it became useful. Now we burn much of it to produce power rather than just to vent it off the oil wells.

    Now, if we DID drill to the extent shown in the straw man comic we’d not only not have to import ANY petro products, but we’d be an exporter of natural gas, coal (remember, according to the Kyoto accord China and India being developing nations can pollute all they want, endorsed by the President) and lubricants even though we likely won’t export any refined petro products.

    Of course the SMARTEST thing to do is to start building third generation nuclear plants, but the first time this President intentionally does something smart I may die of shock, and thus never live to see it.

    At least President Buchanan will be praising his name in heaven even if the founding fathers will be cursing it to hell.

  10. Caligulla

    Caligulla said, 6 months ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist

    Enoki and other “Obama can do no wrong DNZombies” are not capable of staying within the bounds of reality as under those circumstances they’d realize how ludicrous their arguments were the minute they came out of their mouths, and so either they’d have to learn something, or stay silent.

    Given that DemoCraps in general and hard core liberals in particular have shown through their choice of party a decided preference for ignorance, I wouldn’t be holding my breath on his return to reality if I were you, assume he ever had a grip on it BEFORE he entered the public school system.

  11. traintravler

    traintravler said, 6 months ago

    @1opinion

    The cartoon is saying that Keystone XL is purported to provide increased energy independence for the US and Canada, but most of that oil is going to be shipped to China.

  12. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    this is true. The stuff from Canada is for exporting. To make a profit.I hope the pipeline is stopped before it gets to the Oglala auquifer. the pipeline has a very bad record of leaks and a few drop of it in water supply would make it so we, our pets, and farm animals would destroy the aquifer.
    Big Business don’t care about anything except $$$

  13. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @CCNJ's say the sky is falling

    Liberals are the ones who care most about pollution. How many consevatives rally around the cause by petitions and protests!

  14. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @traintravler

    that is what I’ve heard, but I don’t get news from fox.
    Also heard that in Canada they won’t show fox news because news is supposed to tell the truth.

  15. ARodney

    ARodney said, 6 months ago

    @CCNJ's say the sky is falling

    That, of course, is pure right-wing bullpucky. You simply cannot believe anything conservatives say anymore, since facts do not matter to them.

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