Friday, July 20, 2007

Just say (N)OPEC

A bill is winding its way through Congress which would allow OPEC to be sued under United States antitrust legislation: President Bush, in his latest bad decision, has already vowed to veto the bill if it reaches his desk, though given the anti-OPEC sentiment in the country right now (Gee, I wonder why........), there is at least a fair chance that this veto could be overriden.

The Op-Ed which discusses the bill, however, raises another good point. We need as a society to find an alternative fuel source, and soon. Every penny that we use to buy oil goes to organizations or countries which hate us. We are directly funding our enemies. How in the world can that be justified? This is a society which has developed computers whose computing capacity is approaching that of the human brain, and yet we can't find an alternative to oil? What's wrong with that picture?

UPDATE (12:35 p.m.): Here's another reason to find an alternative fuel source:

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