Now read the e-mail that I received and see if it does not speak volumes of truth.
Our country has all of the resources we need if we were smart enough to use them.
(HatTip to classmate and friend Chuck Jones for the e-mail)
Subject: Think about it
The OPEC minister will look you in the eyes and state:
"We are at war with you infidels. Have been since
the embargo in the 1970s. You are so arrogant you
haven't even recognized it. You have more missiles,
bombs, and technology; so we are fighting with the
best weapon we have and extracting on a net basis
about $700 billion/year out of your economy. We will
destroy you! Death to the infidels!
While I am here I would like to thank you for the
following: Not developing your 250- to 300-year supply of oil
shale and tarsands. We know that if you did this, it
would create millions of jobs for US citizens,
expand your engineering capabilities, and keep the
wealth in the US instead of sending it to us to
finance our war against you bastards.
Thanks for limiting defense dept. purchases of
oilsands from your neighbors to the north. We love
it when you confuse your allies.
Thanks for over-regulating every segment of your
economy and thus delaying, by decades, the
development of alternate fuel technologies.
Thanks for limiting drilling off your coasts, in
Alaska, and anywhere there is a bug, bird, fish, or
plant that might be inconvenienced. Better that your
people suffer! Glad to see our lobbying efforts have
been so effective.
Corn-based Ethanol. Praise Allah for this sham
program! Perhaps you will destroy yourself from the
inside with these types of policies. This is a gift
from Allah, praise his name! We never would have
thought of this one! This is better than when you
pay your farmers NOT TO GROW FOOD. Have them use
more energy to create less energy, and
simultaneously drive food prices through the roof.
Thank you US Congress!!!!
And finally, we appreciate you letting us fleece
you without end. You will be glad to know we have
been accumulating shares in your banks, real estate,
and publicly-held companies. We also finance a good
portion of your debt and now manipulate your
markets, currency, and economies to our benefit.
THANK YOU AMERICA!"