Oil, "Energy or Opiate"

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All they had to do is put one of these in to control the mess they made...
All they had to do is put one of these in to control the mess they made...

Oil energy or oil opiate which is it?

You have to understand oil is not the best source of energy by far so why has it such a foothold on the economics of the day? You really have to wonder who and why is it that there so much cause for concentration on developing oil when hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and it has the least harmful impact as a combustion fuel...

You have to know how the US got addicted to oil and how it addicted the world to to it... I guess the automobile would be the culprit tool that enticed the public to indulge in the oil habit; but why was it propagated. You see hydrogen was always know to be the fuel of fuels, its the fuel of choice for the Mars mission so why not for earth? You got to wonder, with the state of affairs and all. Who is protecting who and why is there this cover up conspiracy?

Look let me spell it out why are we not 100% hydrogen usage and zero petrochemical? There is something rotten in the works of the economic system to cause this illogical conclusion.

Hydrogen can be produced by simple electrolysis that takes place in a battery where water is hydrolyzed into its component molecules of hydrogen and oxygen to be stored and used from a low-pressure metal hydride canister which achieves high volumetric energy density with low canister pressure. This enables intermediate storage of larger quantities of hydrogen in a very compact form.

Now how impossible is this to accomplish. It is so easy it is pathetic. Now tell me why it is not being done as we speak? The answer is the powers that control the market place do not want it on the market because it would diminish the value of oil; which would tip the economic lever away from their favor.

The fear of hydrogen that has been propagated by the opponents was an outright lie. The old wives tale about the Hindenburg and how volatile hydrogen is a concocted contrivance to demonize hydrogen. The reason the dirigible exploded way back when was due to the doping glue that sealed the seams of the fabric structure of the craft ignited from the friction produced by the chaffing of the sewed together panels. You see, Hydrogen explodes straight up and does not burst outward like gasoline explosions.

With hydrogen as the primary energy source independent communities could flourish without a need for investment capital because energy would be so readily available to accomplish any industrial and mechanical task using combustion motors..

Back to the oil fiasco and the sloppy logic that cause its misuse and mishandling. You see oil is by far the worst energy fuel one could possibly use, not to mention it is better fit to be a lubricant or solid than a gas or gasoline because of its pervasive nature. It gets in places you do not want it if it is poorly handled; which is most often the case... People are not that bright to be left responsible for the care needed to handle petrochemicals.

Oil spills are a direct result of reckless environmental and safety practices that indicate poor regulatory and safety programs that are allowed by state legislators because of the lobbying and bargaining for shares in the wealth of this corrupt industry.

Lets look at the current situation with the Louisiana spill, did I not just hear not to long ago how we need to drill in Alaska oil reserves and how the technology is so sophisticated that a spill was a non issue? Apparently the oil field gurus where wrong; but their political puppets sang the tune of desperation for their cause to exploit nature set asides for crude without getting expert witnesses that would have warned of the stupidity in doing so...

OK, now how and why the Louisiana spill is so ridiculous. First when drilling a well one usually has an environmental and safety plan in case such an incident occurs so it can be resolved in short order. The plan should entail daily safety meetings on practices and procedures used to control spill situations.

The practices in the safety plan dictate that a blowout-preventer be placed securely in the casing string so in the event of a sheared drill stem the orifice can be closed... Now the way I see it, this practice was not implemented, or there was no contingency plan for any type of mishap occurrence. You see plugging the hole should be the primary countermeasure in the contingency plan... Apparently it was not a good plan and the staff was not capable of executing what was needed to do so.

My point in this discussion is that all the rhetoric I hear in the news has not addressed the pertinent issue of how and why the incident occurred... The well continues to release oil and the situation is let to progress and to add insult to injury these knuckle heads are going to use more chemicals to emulsify the oil so it will blend with the water rather than concentrating on stopping the flow; so apparently they do not have a plan to cut off the flow of oil so they are going to let it mix with water until they muster up some impromptu measure to distract the public away from the fiasco.

Now if they had half a brain the casing should have had a contingency detonation charges in the length of it so it could be detonated to collapse the hole in the event of this type of occurrence. You see, this is the purpose of a environmental and safety contingency plan, " to plan for these types of events".

You really have to question the mental capacity ability and potential of the people working in this industry. The first suspect is the decision makers in the board room. There is where the idiots live that let this sort of event be made possible by making decisions based on profit margins.... Greed in the first degree... If they can not do it right they should not be allowed to do it... If the industry is going to persist it should be a non profit public service industry...

When will the public realize it is responsible for letting this an every other boondoggle capitalist come up with to turn a buck. They all need the oversight of expert witness and public approval, for the risk created that the public has to live with... Wake up people, it is your responsibility to question and demand assurances for your own welfare...

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After years of planning and many months of careful negotiating, a major bipartisan proposal on climate and clean energy was all set to be introduced this week. The press conference was scheduled, the speeches were written, and the media was alerted. It would have kicked off debate and served as the foundation of the strong Senate bill we need so badly.

Then it all fell apart.

Comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation is being held prisoner to partisan bickering and political posturing. History has been put on hold -- and I need your help to get the Senate back on track.

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Please make sure you know what the differences are, demand to know what the issues are that are causing the debate; it seems like politics as usual with no real benefit for humanity... Check it out... Its your right to know... I have a request in for information I'll publish it as soon as I get a response... Thanks for listening...

Make sure to document your inquiry and Report your call here or with me... This should be interesting to know...

End of Article dated 4 30 2010


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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet Author

Shealy Healy, The primary importance is balance, to achieve a parity of power, force and strength... Good and bad; right and wrong; civil and evil; on and off; are all positive and negative attribute conventions which indicate a spectrum of balanced energy. It is imperative to have a process that accomplishes agreement, harmony and symmetry.

You are so on the money; but not willing to acknowledge (express) what you really feel. Look you know and everyone knows right from wrong from their particular perspective; If they don't know they where not taught. The issue is to collaborate on the orchestration of establishing a common perspective, " The typical example is a war situation where the general trend in perspective is to fight off the enemy." Ok, now lets look at a more sophisticated network of perspective based on goals objectives and plans for future survival. Here is where it gets interesting; consider the means and ways professionals go after the ends they wish for in their goals, objectives and plans. Lets look at a professional, a doctor, that is a mountain climbing enthusiast; he gets a guide to lead him up the mountain, "why"? "The guide is and expert," he is not, so he relies on the expertise of the guide. Here is where governance is all screwed up. People rely on other less qualified people to run their country, why is this? It is nuts. People have been conditioned into letting their will be manipulated by cleaver rhetoric that really has no substance... All politicians are less qualified than you to make decisions for you, why? because they decide based on their desire, emotion and will not your desire, emotion and will. More specifically, their purpose motive and intent is based on their own personal needs not yours, so why let them decide? You see their vote will be based on their personal gain not the good of the country. Look at the record books its documented I am not even going to argue this point because it is so obvious that it is apparent and needs no more clarification. The point is the people must make the decisions for the country not politicians, this is clear and simple; Its stated in the Constitution. The whole false rhetorical argument is that the common person is not intelligent enough to make the decisions that the legislative body makes. This is an outright lie and a sorry excuse for taking advantage of the citizen's rights. Given three expert choices any moron can pick one any one it does not matter the whole point of the choices are to limit the graft and corruption if one is let to control the decision process. Now this is what the Roman styled senate does, makes like they are special and intelligent when all the time its a shell game of manipulation. Hopeful you see the picture and that you understand that the voting process needs to include the citizen just to keep it honest. The most important part in this equation is the expert witnesses not the government its the process that is fundamentally flawed because of the graft and corruption that has manipulated the spirit of the constitution into the letter of the law. The legal justice system is corrupt by virtue of its lack of integrity to admit its wrong doing in writing away the people's rights.

You see in your remark I see how you have been conditioned to respond with, "you do what you can do"; but you do not mention that the people that are screwing up are using your will to do a less than adequate job you let them be voted into office). Look I am not pointing any fingers I am explaining how it came about, this condition that we suffer from. You see the people need to demand expert witness; not only expert witness but to be given three choices on every issue to decide which they want and they should be given the opportunity to vote on the decision choice that will be implemented. I have spelled out how this is done, it is quite easy for guidance to be obtained and sorted by critics until the best choice rise to the top; and here is where the people decide which one will be used. Now you have parity and balance in the decision process; and this learning results in an evolving progress. The deception and lies of the past are forevermore lost to truth and understanding, with this decision-making method. A great example is the American Idol show spend a minute to observe the process that is used to select the choice. This is how easy it is...

Hope this clarifies the point...

Thanks ever so much for your view and your input....

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Shealy Healy 6 years ago from USA

Forgive me for being abstract....

So a big question on this issue is "how might the average man/woman on the street make a change in the system of governing global issues?"

I have an answer to this question that might be what a seven year old decides. When we believe that we are an extention of a greater power that is good then we might not make poor choices in the efforts of trying to survive. When we live without fear-we are brave enough not to rape the environment for our own perceived good. When we wish our neighbors and friends good will-we might not wish to steal what is not ours. We might think we have enough of the material world.

Does anyone see where my childish words are heading? I am not really so far from the original issue.

But, here is where my pesimism shows. Is it possible to move from who we are to become who we should be? Is it possible that all of our problems will vanish when we are those good people that we should be?

Then, the next question is-is mankind as a whole ever good? Or, are we like the children of William Goldings Lord of the Flies? Are we never to be more then fearful creature who will war for what ever we want and think we need?

I have to admit-I expect that we as a whole will not ever be free from a fear that leads to greed. So, one oil spill, break or war is just a small piece of what mankind when on earth really is. Sorry. I don't like to write that opinion.

I promise I work every day to be more than a physical woman. The oil crisis, and all its aspects, is just one reason why I promote organic spirituality. It is the only way I know to solve the oil issue.

Good job Loua on making me and others think-therein lies the solution.

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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet Author

TH, You guessed it, the only problem is they have to find a way to magnify the cost of producing hydrogen; which will be a fabricated lie, because hydrogen takes very little to extract using photovoltaics for the electrolysis process to separate the ions.

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tom hellert 6 years ago from home

Not until oil is about to run out will there be any movement- or until it is profitable and economical for the hydrogen cars to be introduced and used. So that big oilwill turn into big hydrogen. that is why many "alternative energy sourcesare being squeezed out- all about the $$$$. But you know that as well as i do.

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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet Author

Ashmi, Thanks for reading, commenting, and searching the truth...

I see it as a huge challenge, "to pry open the eyes of humanity so the light penetrates the soul;" then life will be a singular-drive, motivation and effort to create, a universal equilibrium...

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Ashmi 6 years ago from Somewhere out there

Ioua......you know as well as I do that people will not move a muscle unless their comforts are taken away. People have been anesthetized by too much work, T.V, food, distractions and addictions etc etc etc.

They have lost the energy even to think for themselves. Whatever the media say we take it to be true. Whatever the politicians do, we put up with. Whatever the money men dream up next we submit to.

This is the sorry state of affairs, and it will not change until a genuine crisis of big enough proportions makes us wake up to the realities of this world.

The information is out there, thanks to the likes of people like yourself. The pain is there but we simply do not respond. Either we are unaware of the true misery caused by greed or the energy has been sucked out of us, and are rendered incapable of reacting.....great hub!!

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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet Author

Humma Ofi, Well I see I do not need to convince you... Yea, it needs to happen, thanks for sounding out...


Paradise, Now all we need to do is convince everyone else...lol Thanks for coming by...


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Terrific hub--I couldn't agree more. In addition to hydrogen as a resource, there is enough ambiant electricity in nature to provide adequate power. The whole world is one giant electromagnet. We don't need the polluting power of oil.

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Humma Ofi 6 years ago from Detroit, MI

Excellent hub. We need to change our way of thinking. The oil industry cannot continue to hold the world hostage. Things need to change, not tomorrow, but now. Every one needs to do their part to make that happen.

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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet Author

Shalini Kagal

That's the part that irritates me, things happen because there is a lack of involvement... Really appreciate your input...



Thanks for the visit... There are many ways of doing it; but all accomplish the desired end of sealing off the flow at a point where the formation has the competence to overburden the pressure of the system dynamics...



Appreciate your visit and the information, thanks... Yes, the world needs to address new non polluting means of energy resource.

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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

Fascinating read - we have a company here in Ireland who have started harnessing 'sea-power' with the view to reducing out reliance on oil over the next 5 years.It looks promising!

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msorensson 6 years ago

This is the solution they should adopt.

"the casing should have had a contingency detonation charges in the length of it so it could be detonated to collapse the hole in the event of this type of occurrence"

Thank you, loua

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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

Excellent hub, loua. Sadly, it isn't about which is better as a source of power but which is financially and politically more expedient. And we let it happen because we are lethargic :(

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