Sunday, June 12, 2005

MY PET SAUDI

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"I assure you, my love, we are faking the anti gay marriage stuff."

"My Pet Saudi" was the book that engrossed Bush on 9/11. Again and again, in between kissing and snuggling sessions, the Saudi Princes and Bush try to reassure Americans that the oil will flow forever and then some.
Saudi Arabia has plenty of oil — more than the world is likely to need — along with an increasing ability to refine crude oil into gasoline and other products before selling it overseas, a top Saudi official says. “The world is more likely to run out of uses for oil than Saudi Arabia is going to run out of oil,” Adel al-Jubeir, top foreign policy adviser for Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Abdullah, said Wednesday.
As Goebbels said, if one must lie, make it a big lie. If any Americans fall for this bag of bamboozle, they will deserve every bad thing that is going to come their way. Darwin's iron laws of survival of the fittest will be set into motion.
Saudi Arabia now pumps 9.5 million barrels of oil daily, with the capacity to produce 11 million barrels a day. The country has pledged to increase daily production to 12.5 million barrels by 2009, and the nationÂ’s oil minister said last month the level of 12.5 million to 15 million barrels daily could be sustained for up to 50 years.
Quick history lesson: how long is 50 years in the scale of human history? Better yet, I am 54 years old. If a child is born today, Saudi Arabia will be out of oil when it is an adult. We call this "an eyeblink" in time. A mayfly lifetime is one day human time.

Politically as well as physically, there is no way Saudi Arabia will reach the goal of 15 million barrels a day. Even if they find many new oil fields, this simply will make up for the continuing decline of the great Gwahir field which is now being pumped with sea water to keep the pressure high enough for the oil to flow.
“If we send more oil to the United States and you can’t refine it, it’s not going to become gasoline,” al-Jubeir said. The United States has not built a refinery since the 1970s, and other markets have similarly outmoded or limited refining capacity. Environmental concerns and local opposition make it unlikely new U.S. refineries can be built quickly, even with the current gas price crunch.

Saudi Arabia has partly stepped into the breach, with new refineries being built inside the kingdom as well as in China and soon in India, al-Jubeir said.
Hahaha. So many people pulling our legs, I feel like a centipede. What the Prince is saying is, his country won't be sending more oil to America. Good thing, too. We are the oil gluttons of the earth. He does assure us that oil refineries are still being built...in China and India! Way to go! Rev up that SUV, all you have to do is go to China to gas up!

Maybe if the Chinese revalue the yuan, it will be cheap, too!
Ordinary Saudis remain deeply distrustful of the United States in the aftermath of the Iraq invasion and revelations about mistreatment of Muslim prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and a range of complaints about conditions at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, al-Jubeir said.

“Why do they hate you? They don’t hate you, they just don’t like your policies.”
Translation: the people hate Bush and his crew. Nothing personal. Just duck if they attack us again like on 9/11.

Mother Nature doesn't do press conferences nor does she issue statements. She acts independently and can't be stopped when she puts her mind to things. One reality is that oil is a non-renewable resource because it is an artifact of the past, pre large animal times when the seas teemed with tiny creatures whose dead bodies rained to the bottom to pile up and rot. The lands were covered with forests of ferns that grew as big as redwoods but were soft and easily mooshed into oil over time.

Since the rise of larger creatures, this living excess was devoured to create large hard to turn into oil creatures. The energy of the sun which becomes oil energy is, when the food chain grew long and complex, dissipated as each step, it is eaten and processed and various molecules removed until the predator who eats the grazer who eats the grass that displaces the single celled algae/bacterial mats has eked out the last bit of solar energy from the system. When grass dies, it is consumed by bugs and other tiny things and turned into soil. Tree leaves turn into soil. All things that die are turned into soil of some sort, or dust.

But in ancient times, there were no bottscavengerssea scavangers eating every living thing that fell to the seafloor. This is why we no longer see chalk deposits forming! In ancient times, so many tiny multi celled creatures fell until their compressed bodies formed vast layers of chalk. Today, they are eaten long before they can die a natural death.

I wonder why our rulers want to deceive people concerning the reality of the Hubbert Oil Peak. As I point out relentlessly, the Peak is the top of production, not when it declines. It comes when things are roaring along, at its best. This is why thinking things through and planning for the next step is vital, literally life and death. Geological realities can't be talked away. They have to be faced.

But then, we see people building flimsy houses in the path of hurricanes and tornadoes and of course, building on fault livolcanoesctive volcanos.
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