Christian literalists warn to be on the lookout for anything that incorporates the number 666, because “666 is the number, or name, of the wild beast with seven heads and ten horns that comes out of the sea.” You may be thinking, “What beast with
When I opened the paper on October 18, Chance Brown’s Hi and Lois comic strip struck me soundly. Poor Hi, we’re meant to conclude. But are the circumstances related in the strip accurate? I did a bit of fact checking: Correction 1: Gas hasn’t had
On Friday, the Obama Administration approved a plan to begin seismic blasting of the sea floor by oil companies seeking places to drill for petroleum. The blasting has been assessed as likely to kill and injure huge numbers of marine mammals.
The Republicans promised that if the USA could just produce more oil, the price we pay for gasoline at the pump would go down. Drill Baby Drill, they urged. The Republicans lost with this argument in the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections, but Barack Obama
If the fossil fuels industry can’t guarantee safety in the calm and temperate waters of inland Alabama, why should we believe that they’ll be able to conduct safe and clean oil drilling operations in the Arctic Ocean, or in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico?
It’s strange to me that Rick Santorum would choose to use this particular image in a campaign ad, because what the picture shows is suicide through the means of gasoline. It looks to me like a statement that our dependence upon gasoline is killing our society. That’s a message that doesn’t support Santorum’s freak out about gasoline prices. It suggests that we all need to relax, walk away from the gasoline pump, and simply drive our cars less when the price of gasoline is high.
Consumption of gasoline increased by 200,000 barrels per day in just one week, during the same time journalists began to describe Americans as fuming about the cost of gasoline. If Americans are really fuming about gas prices, how come they’re buying more of it?
Look to the canoeists andkayakers. While the jet skiers sit and bend their wrists, people who go by canoe and kayak put their whole bodies into it. They’re pulling through the water with their chests, their backs, their arms, and even using their legs. They’re tight. They’re hard. They’ve got the circulation it takes to really perform.
With a 50 cent gasoline tax, American citizens will have more money, we will gain more efficient energy, and the world will become a little less toxic.
Recent events remind us that oil spills happen on land as much as at sea.
I think that there’s a good argument to be made for the idea that, although the current financial crisis is founded broadly upon problems in credit markets, that the economic stress that provoked the breakdown in credit markets was the rapid inflation in gasoline and other oil-based energy products.