You know our GNP used to include what WE manufactured, what we grew, what we were able to sell/export to make money. We are a service oriented society nowadays. We need our manufacturing base, food growing capabilites and INDEPENDENCE FROM FOREIGN OIL BACK NOW! OK IT'S HERE! ENJOY IT BUT DONT COUNT ON IT TO LAST. .......$50 Oil - Dont be Fooled. From a video from my virtual stock game: reported from Bloomberg TV saying that oil may fall to $50 a barrel. Dont be fooled and dont slow down on our mission here. It will go back UP should it fall to that cause if it goes down we will start to use more. Supply and demand folks and of course the greed will jump back into the mixture. They are a little jumpy right now and that is where we want to keep them. From a fellow Pickens member: Cheryl, I agree, if oil goes lower we not only will use more, but devices, (especially cars), that leverage the use of oil and gasoline will remain in production, further prolonging the agony of foreign oil dependence. We must build new infrastructure to host a domestic energy dollar; wind and natural gas fuel transportation alternatives. The supply and demand equation added to the consumer model to pit gasoline and natural gas transportation fuel choices against one another will lower the cost of both and stabilize the fuel markets in general. We remove power from Big Oil with the Pickens Plan and invite them to compete, something they have never had to do before. Pat
Hello everyone. Hope your Holidays are going well. The New Year is fast approaching and we have alot of work to get done. I volunteered for the TX 01 and wanted to know exactly where the members of that particular district were located. I found these maps online and they gave me a starting point. I wanted to share with ya'll so here is a link to the maps of each District of the 110th Congress of our fair country (January 2007-January 2009). As stated on the website: "These maps of the… Continue
Board of Directors Mr. Boone Pickens, founder of BP Capital. Mr. Pickens is active in the management of the BP Capital Equity Fund and Commodity Fund. Founder of Pickens Fuel Corp., in 1997; predecessor company to Clean Energy. Mr. Pickens, was also founder of Mesa Petroleum, and was CEO and Chairman for 40 years. Clean Energy (Nasdaq: CLNE) is the largest provider of vehicular natural…
Try the Nacogdoches area also. The college might make it an easy place to organize.
We should have a membership drive. Sounds a little corny but if we could figure out a way to make it competitive we may get some production. Happy hour, golf, free dinner....something to win for whoever brings in the most new members.
Welcome on-board. You comment on US manufacturing vs service is right on point. Product supports services; Economics 101 and with base now centered off shore, we are destined to export dollars, not product and coincidental to that is loss of control.
Cheryl, Thank you for joining the Energy Party for Texas. I am in district 13, and we just 2 leaders, and need to organize and gather our district members. your information on the Energy Party for Texas page was very helpful
Thanks and looking forward to more "work" as we see this state lead!
your fellow texan
The Energy Party Database at present is just a concept. Mr. Scott and I are testing the waters. We are presently thinking about making this happen not only for the Energy Party Group, but the Energy Party State Groups as well.
My part is to get it started. Alone I will never be able to mature it as it will need to be. That is the reason for the questions. And as you can see, Mr. Scott has his hands full with the Energy Party Group.
He is the Captain of this ship - I serve in the engineroom.
Happy New Year Cheryl,
Last year I helped so many members of Pickens Plan learn about personal home energy plans. It's all about conservation of power, and home power generation, things I have been doing at my residence to lower my electricity costs. Send me a friend request a to add me Cheryl, I'd be honored to have you as a friend here.
BTW, Texas: I just posted an article link on my pickens page about Home Wind Systems in Texas. Your state's representatives, governor, and public utility commission officials are not in your corner with this "weak policy" on Net Metering. Instead they have the tables turned against green power for businesses and homeowners. Texas has created multiple sets of rules for loopholes and you have less rights than people in other states. You should read that article, important.
To quote my new friend, Earl Scharff, from RI,
"FOR INFLUENCE, YOU NEED NUMBERS!"
PLEASE TAKE A PETITION TO WORK TODAY!
I am asking everyone to please take petitions to school or work or wherever you are going today! Offer to be a District leader, or check in with yours - they need your help with signing up supporters. It is very easy. I was able to gather 75 signatures Thursday and Friday while Christmas shopping and running errands. Everyone wants to get off of foreign oil, we just need to gather their names. WE CAN DO THIS, with everyones help.
Here is the petition:
Please congratulate Doug Auer, our newest 100CLUB member
Doug has been steady at the tiller with consistent effort and kept at it until he was done. I am inspired by his tenaciousness. I hope you are motivated by his success.
Would you please share this message with your friends!
You have great ideas. We want to invest in the pickens plan is for Investments. Maybe they can set up an investment vehicle for this.
GREEN JOBS NOW! is for jobs. Join this group if you are looking for a job with a GREEN company or if you are a GREEN company looking for a workforce.If you know of a Green job or a need, Please post them.Upload your resume FREE at:www.green-jobs-now.com .
I put a lined sheet of paper at the bottom of the pledge (instead of Boone's lines that have you sign one sheet at a time) and used a clip board. Saves paper. People are more comfortable signing when others have already signed. Put your info on the first line to establish the format NAME - ADDRESS - EMAIL ( if the wish - don't let this be a deal breaker if they are reticent to give it)
Would love to have you int he100CLUB! Tell me when.
I knew what you meant...mercy, between old age and typing with one hand, none of my posts are not too pretty.
Anything you use to promote the plan or anything else would be considered marketing materials. Like the things you printed up. Also, things like mugs, bumper stickers, t-shirts. I have the above graphic on a yard sign in my front yard. I have bought "official items" from VistaPrint and Cafepress.
Can you do me a favor, please and thank-you. Ask you Regional Leader about official PickensPlan.com marketing materials. I have over and over..just get the run around..."It's coming soon". It's been coming since first week in July.
I read your post about passing out printed materials in the Ambassadors group. What a wonderful idea. I have never known about any help on printing, however I am not a PickensPlan.com insider. I think you should ask that question to your Regional Leader, Geoff Bailey.
I am apologizing for some things I wrote to you yesterday.
I wrote “I have read about the Exxon-Mobile plan, the BP/Dupont plan, and the Chevron plan. I am finding out they are promoting alternate energy more than Pickens. Pickens seems to be promoting mainly wind energy. Then he is promoting natural gas as a bridge to more wind. He says drill, drill, drill,”
Honestly, I have not read enough about any of these plans to be an expert on them. I have seen the advertising about these companies on TV about their involvement with alternate energy. Also I have seen Yahoo news articles about them. All I know about the Pickens plan is from his videos. What I wrote to you was my impression about them all from the little I know about them. I should have stated so and not made myself sound like an expert. In fact, after I sent the same message to a whole bunch of people, I started thinking about it and realized that I am not positive that Pickins is not pushing other forms of alternate energy except wind energy.
Also, when I wrote about the oil men who testified on congress, I really can't remember if they said 8 years or 6 to 8 years to get oil after they look for new oil. I should have made it clear that I could not remember the exact figure. I have some people quote 10 years in the news. Honestly, I don't know what the figure really is on the average. I should have said that.
I want to get involved with Green Research, and the most important quality to have as a researcher is credibility and I feel that I blew it when I wrote to you about the Pickens plan. So obviously, I have to work on my honesty. To do effective research, there must be credibility, transparency, and when there is a mistake, those involved must go out of their way to make the mistake very public, especially those who are effected by it.
I feel that the very mistake that I made yesterday by not being totally honest is the same sort of mistake that is getting our country in trouble. I feel credibility is one of the the things that so many of us wish for from our politician, and most of us feel that we get the wool pulled over our eyes over and over.
I personally have been struggling with my honesty all my life, and hard at times for me. Nothing fixes it for me and it is obviously something I must fix for myself.
I do read a lot about global warming, alternate forms of energy, pollution, but don't have an adequate understanding of it all. I have some facts but mostly impressions. I am a retired Engineer who is trying really hard to get an honest grasp of it all, and it is hard. Me not being forthright about what I don't know won't help the situation at all.
Again, my apology.
My conclusion is that drill, drill, drill is a mistake. Also, it is mistake to promote mainly wind as an alternate energy.
Yes, we have only 3 percent of the worlds oil reserves, but we are using 25 percent of the world oil, just like Pickens says. but do you know that we are using our oil reserves up about 3 times faster than the rest of the world is. Even though we use 25 percent of the world's oil, we only import 15 percent of the worlds oil. We get 10 percent of the worlds oil from our own reserves. We are pumping our reserves like mad, 3 times a fast as the rest of the world.
I have read that we are past the peak in our reserves. That means that we are running out of easy oil. That means that it will cost more to get to oil that is still left in our reserves.
I listened to the oil people testify in Congress in CSPAN and they said that the soonest we could get oil from drill, drill, drill is 8 years. They were making the case that they needed money from Congress to support them because most of the time when they drill, then don't find oil and when they do, it takes a long time before they can get the oil. I know that some people are saying that we can get the oil in 1 1/2 to 3 years. I am not an oil man, so I am going by the oil people testifying on Congress. They say 8 years.
That means that we have to jump on other forms of energy ASAP. We can drill our hearts out and let the USA get even more in debt to China and other countries in the mean time. That means that we can through a lot of money at our diminishing reserves and waist that money when it could have gone to other forms of energy sooner, which is what we have to be using in the long term anyway.
Drill, drill, drill distracts the oil companies from their move to alternate forms of energy. It is bad for us, and it is bad for them.
In my opinion, lots of oil people have spent their lives in the oil business and it is all they know. It paid the bills very well. They are getting old and it is scary as hell to them to consider anything else. I feel that we can't let this fear hold us up. We have to move ahead and drill, drill, drill is a hold up.
We need all the forms of alternate energy in order to get off of foreign oil.
We need to invest in biobutanol, which is a biofuel which replaces gasoline directly. It runs in gasoline engines without modification. It produces less smog than gasoline. It gives slightly better MPG. It can use the existing infrastructure. Ethanol can't use the existing infrastructure because it absorbs water, which corrodes. Ethanol must be trucked to gas stations.
Pickens needs to add biobutanol to his plan. It can be made from anything that ethanol can, and we don't to convert our cars at all to run on it. Pickens should be pitching biobutanol in his videos. Check www.butanol.com to learn about it. Do Google searches on biobutanol to learn about what BP and Dupont are doing. By the way, the University of Berkely has a huge grant to research economic ways of making ethanol and biobutanol.
Dupont and BP will be selling biobutanol in lots of other Countries soon but not in the US that I know of. The USA will be left behind if we don't get on the stick. It is critically important that Pickens add biobutanol to his plan and do this in a big way.
Again, don't take my word for any of this. Spend what ever time it takes to research for yourself. You will find that all the oil companies are involved with alternate energy, some more than others. Pickens is actually behind because with his plan of his narrow focus. Pickens members need to get the facts and pressure him to update his plan. It is a good plan in lots of other ways but it needs some changes.