a headache today, ugh. i wanted to go to the double door show tonight, might still, but its not all solid up there right now. energy debate comin up. touched on it with a right-winger at work last week, how the cost of our military needs to be factored into the cost of the oil. first he said there is so much oil in the world, just let the market forces decide. well get off it as soon as its not economically viable. i brought up the military cost. he jumped subject. but i think i was wrong. protectin the oil is kinda an excuse. the large military is really just market subsidy. a jobs program, not just for those who serve, but mainly for those who make the high-tech and not-so weapons of war. R&D so that weve got the best, and also so that other countries continue to pay US companies for them. part of why we support, essentially, the idea of israel. besides the annual $300 billion plus injection into US companies year after year. jumpin back. why drill in ANWR? environmentalists are not just tryin to be mean. they are not tryin to take the land away from commercial interests, that was already done. it was decided years ago that the american people felt it was part of our natural history that we want to preserve. its the opposite folks. commercial interests, via certain formerly talkative but now closed lip federal officials, want to personally profit off public land. take the environmental value out of the equation. ask em, when they make money off the land, if theyll take just the labor costs, and give the rest to the american people? or are they willin to pay the govt a fair market price? you can fuck the environment, and ill bet you they still dont find a true assessment economically viable.