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  1. One of the biggest traffic jams I’ve evert witnessed was a rally to stop a pipeline being built in our back yard. Few people at that rally saw the irony in that.
    We always believe that our backyard is somehow our backyard is somehow more special than anyone else’s back yard.
    I happen to believe that “everyones” back yard is special.
    I never see a rally to stop the pipeline bring oil to our gas tanks.
    We vote for politicians that support foreign wars that murder literally millions of people and destroy those countries environments.
    But apparently that is ok because we need the oil. No problem if it is their backyard left swimming in pollution of oil, unexploded bombs, depleted uranium etc….. because we need to secure cheap oil.
    We all cluck cluck and say that war is terrible but then we vote the same politician in again.
    Oil is the foundation of everything we use. The plastic components and lubricants in our electric cars and the roads that we drive on are heavily constituted with oil. The paints that we paint our houses with are derived from oil. The list of plastic products is enormous.
    I’d like to see a deeper discussion of our dependance on the use of oil.
    Jumping on the bandwagon without careful thought is not going to help us find alternatives to this problem.
    That’s how I feel about it. I hope these thoughts help.

  2. One of the biggest traffic jams I’ve ever witnessed was a rally to stop a pipeline being built in our back yard. Few people at that rally saw the irony in that.
    We always believe that our backyard is somehow more special than anyone else’s back yard.
    I happen to believe that “everyones” back yard is special.
    I never see a rally to stop the pipeline bring oil to our gas tanks.
    We vote for politicians that support foreign wars that murder literally millions of people and destroy those countries environments.
    But apparently that is ok because we need the oil. No problem if it is their backyard left swimming in pollution of oil, unexploded bombs, depleted uranium etc….. because we need to secure cheap oil.
    We all cluck cluck and say that war is terrible but then we vote the same politician in again.
    Oil is the foundation of everything we use. The plastic components and lubricants in our electric cars and the roads that we drive on are heavily constituted with oil. The paints that we paint our houses with are derived from oil. The list of plastic products is enormous.
    I’d like to see a deeper discussion of our dependance on the use of oil.
    Jumping on the bandwagon without careful thought is not going to help us find alternatives to this problem.
    That’s how I feel about it. I hope these thoughts help.