Reference to the following world problems:
1. World wide food shortages:
If you feed the rest of the world for a day, you have to do it again tomorrow. If you help them feed themselves, they solve their own problem. There is no shortage in the rest of the world of people wanting to help themselves. There is only a shortage in technology, water, seed, etc. If you can eliminate the greed at the top and provide the technology, the people will benefit more in growing their own food than they will with continuous handouts.
2. Price of oil:
A. Where there is a demand, supply will follow if you can eliminate the incompetent decision makers in Washington D.C. If everyone would stop voting to re-elect any public official, they would get the message that they only have one opportunity to get something done and would have no reason to continually take money from special interest groups. Texas has way too many beholding, professional politicians.
B. Logic dictates that if you want to end dependence on foreign oil, and you have the supply and means to do it; decision makers should get out of the way and let private industry do it. It is not as if the U.S. is too stupid to locate oil, get it out of the ground, refine it in NEW refineries, and sell it on a supply and demand basis; it is only that the U.S. has too many incompetent politicians and special interest groups in Washington D.C. to be logical.
3. Presidential race:
Logic dictates that none of the three major candidates are doing anything but telling lies to get elected. Much of what they are telling us they are going to do they either do not have the power to do, or much of the country will revolt if they try to do it. Just look at the damage McCain received over the immigration issue, and that was a minor issue compared to the economy, Iraq, oil prices, etc.
Just trying to help you be a little more logical.
Retro Ranger in West Texas