Sunday, July 27, 2008

A little lesson on a place called ANWR

OK, I can't take credit for any of this, I received it in an email. If you go to snopes to look this up, they will not call it an actual truth, claiming that it is one sided. They then list each sides reasons for not drilling there. And of course, the other side reads like the usual complaints that environmentalists use for everything. And since wack job environmentalists won't be happy until we start living in caves again, I really don't care what they think.


So take this info however you want. But I will let you know that I am a firm believer in more drilling in the U.S., as well as more nuclear power to get this country off foreign oil. And when alternative technologies are actually ready for everyday use (which they are not) I will gladly switch over. Either way you do take it, at least you can be more informed about what they want to do up there.




FIRST… do you know what ANWR is?

ANWR = Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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Now… A comparison



And some perspective…


NOTE WHERE THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AREA IS…
(it's in the 'ANWR Coastal Plain')


THIS IS WHAT THE DEMOCRATS, LIBERALS AND 'GREENS' SHOW YOU WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT ANWR
…and they are right… these ARE photographs of ANWR


ISN'T ANWR BEAUTIFUL? WHY SHOULD WE DRILL HERE (AND DESTROY) THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE?



WELL… THAT'S NOT EXACTLY THE TRUTH


Do you remember the map?

The map showed that the proposed drilling area is in the ANWR Coastal Plain

Do those photographs look like a coastal plain to you?


WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?

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THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE…

THAT IS NOT WHERE THEY ARE WANTING TO DRILL!

THIS IS WHAT THE PROPOSED EXPLORATION AREA ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE IN THE WINTER

AND THIS IS WHAT IT ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE IN THE SUMMER

HERE ARE A COUPLE SCREEN SHOTS FROM GOOGLE EARTH



AS YOU CAN SEE, THE AREA WHERE THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT DRILLING IS A BARREN WASTELAND.




OH… AND THEY SAY THAT THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE EFFECT ON THE LOCAL WILDLIFE…

HERE IS A PHOTO (SHOT DURING THE SUMMER) OF THE DEPLETED WILDLIFE' SITUATION CREATED BY DRILLING AROUND PRUDHOE BAY *…DON'T YOU THINK THAT THE CARIBOU REALLY HATE THAT DRILLING?


HERE'S THAT SAME SPOT DURING THE WINTER.

HEY, THIS BEAR SEEMS TO REALLY HATE THE PIPELINE NEAR PRUDHOE BAY *…
*The Prudhoe bay area accounts for 17% of U.S. domestic oil production


NOW, WHY DO YOU THINK THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE LYING ABOUT ANWR?

REMEMBER WHEN AL GORE SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD WORK TO ARTIFICIALLY RAISE GAS PRICES TO $5.00 A GALLON?

WELL…
AL GORE AND HIS FELLOW DEMOCRATS HAVE ALMOST REACHED THEIR GOAL!


NOW THAT YOU KNOW THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN LYING,WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?


There, now you know a little more about ANWR, whether you wanted to or not. So next time you hear some wack job environmentalist talk about destroying ANWR, you will know (as if you didn't already. c'mon!) they are only telling you what will benefit their argument.

11 comments:

SuzanSayz said...

Even though I may have a few liberal leanings I absolutely HATE environmentalists. They are probably the biggest bullys our country has ever had to deal with. And for some reason almost everyone finds it easier to believe and go along with them than to think for themselves about some of their ridiculous claims. I remember the time when one of them was on some show talking about animal extinction. This liberal genius was explaining how every single day at least 1000 species of animal life would become extint. I saw immediatly what a stupid illogical claim that was. I do understand that there are millions of different species that live or at least exist somewhere on Earth. But if we were losing at least a thou a day, now just how long would it take to notice that animals were dropping left and right? It never stops amazing me how radicals, that would be on the right as well as the left, can take any statistic and doctor it up to fit their own criteria. Now it may be true that we won't see any benefits from drilling in Alaska for several years, but just think if they had started on it in the 80's the last time there was an oil crisis and Alaska was brought up as a solution and of course all the slug and gopher lovers threw a hissy and got their way then too.

Lisa said...

lol....slug and gopher lovers....Susan, you crack me up.

Thanks for putting the honest truth out there Donald....I'm with you 100%.

Jan said...

We hear you loud and clear. It is so unbelievable to us.

Mandi said...

I have to be honest I dont know much about US politics anymore, but your pictures are very thought provoking, so my question is why are they doing that? Why show pretty photos in a place where they are intending to drill, surely this would cause more of an uproar, than showing the actual isolated areas - so I am confused as to what their motivation is, I am sure you will be better able to explain their motivations, what are they hiding? That is my question??? Are they trying to justify their actions in the various military campaigns they are currently running, or what?? I would love your comments on this, as I am a little confused......

libbie said...

All I gotta say about this is . . . . WORD! Oh, and that we are totally on the same page when it comes to politics.

The Donald said...

Mandi-
Thanks for the Q, and I will try to answer it as best as I can.

I think the reason why the side AGAINST drilling in ANWR (Mainly the Democrats and Environmental groups) show the nice photos is to do just what you said, and that is to cause an uproar.

They (the groups mentioned above) know that most people will see the photos of this pristine untouched area, and along with said photos be told that this is where Republicans and Oil Companies want to drill.

And since most people in this great country just take their word for it that we would be destroying the beauty of the land and killing off Caribou, and not look into the issue themselves to get the real story.

To me that is a big problem in the US right now. We are in an age where unlimited info is at our fingertips, but we are too lazy to look at it.

A great example of this is the man made global warming myth. People listen to WackAL Gore and take his word on the subject with no questions asked, and then prepare themselves to do outlandish things to comply with his bullcrap. (That is another blog post though. I won't get into that here.)

That is why I put this out there. If more people understood that we are wanting to drill on a barren wasteland, there would be more pressure on Congress to authorize the drilling. Most Americans today are now for expanded drilling ops in this country, but the head Dems in the Congress and Senate want nothing to do with it, since it would upset the extreme left wing of their party.

Like I said in the post, we DO need to develope alternative energies, but until we do, we have to get it from fossil fuels. The US is the only country in the world that I know of that refuses to tap their own resources. Meanwhile countries such as Cuba and China have plans in place to set up drilling operations with wells pointing towards the US so they can get the oil and other resources.

Sorry for the long winded explanation. I hope that I was able to explain in more detail. If you want to know more, or have other questions, feel free to break me off an email.

And thanks for reading my Texassie friend!

SuzanSayz said...

Donald, I think you just insulted Mandi. It should have been Texaussie. Aussie AUSSIE, not assie.
Oh well, he means well Mandi.

Heather said...

Seriously, let's gett drilling...

The Yancey Family said...

UUGGH! I am so frustrated with the whole thing! I am sooo with you on this one! What do you think about coal to oil plants, like Glenn Beck talks about?

Mandi said...

Hey Donald, I didnt realise what you had written until I read your Moms comment, then I pissed myself laughing!!!

Seriously I am still laughing as I type this, you dont understand, its really funny (and you didnt even know),

I have HUGE issues about my ASS!!! Seriously I am always saying it should have its own postcode!!! My girlfriend who I work with is always yelling at me saying, OH FOR GOD SAKE, ITS NOT ANY BIGGER THAN ANYONE ELSES!!!

Yea yea yea,

So this is really quite amusing to me......thanks for the laugh!!

Also, thanks for the explanation, I thought that was what you meant, I dont understand why all our governments are not trying to be self sufficient in these areas, isnt the whole having to buy crude oil from other countries what got us all into the whole gulf war issue in the first place, maybe I am not informed enough, but it makes sense to me to find these resources on our own land????? If this land is barren waste land - what the F, are these freakin politicians going>>>>

Meghan said...

Well actually Dodgeball at Union was last Christmas with all the Reil Family. It was very enjoyable. I just didn't have any other sweet pictures of me showing off my six words! Do you ever play basketball anymore?