Note: Of course I don't expect you to read all of this Pastor John! (I just got carried away :) By all means, please feel free to skip everything except for the first and last paragraph...you might want to read those..
Here on the "PP" we have come together and circled our wagons to join with T. Boone. We're working and helping to push Boone's viable plan to get our country independent from foreign oil. It is truly a worthwhile cause and it is most definitely not a case of just doing something because we don't have anything else better to do. Accomplishing energy independence is imperative because it is not only about our survival potential in the short-term, but perhaps more importantly, it is the long-term potential consequence in consideration for those generations that follow.
The question now is..."What can I do to help?"
If you haven't already, you will soon be receiving welcomes from other members and they will be giving you a volume of info on what, where and how to help push the PP and how to get around in this vast online community. That being noted, I want you to know that what I am going to direct your attention to will probably not be coming from any of the others.
On the 17th of December 08' at 11:23 am T. Boone Pickens emailed the PP army. Within the body of that email he stated the following:
"We use more energy to heat, cool and light our homes and offices than we do to power our factories or even to drive our cars and trucks. Our country can save over 1 million barrels a day just by making our homes and offices more efficient. That's 1 million barrels we won't have to import from overseas. That's a big step in the right direction."
So while we may not all be able to go out and directly get involved with wind farms of CNG (compressed natural gas) conversions....we do happen to live in structures that are (in most cases) consuming far more energy than is necessary. Therefore, by causing our existing housing to be more energy efficient and by insisting that any new housing be constructed so as to be super energy efficient...we can collectively effect a dramatic impact for the cause of energy independence and a blow against adverse climate change. And, very importantly, it does not have to take a long time. We can begin right now! You see, it is not only about gaining energy independence for our country, it is also very much about gaining energy independence for the individual and for helping to usher in a lifestyle, across the breadth and depth of the general population, that is SUSTAINABLE over the long-term.
Because none of can do it alone...four key concepts to keep forefront in our thoughts are....collaboration, partnership, mental flexibility and integrity. The multi-dimensional and multi-layered task that we have at hand is not only gargantuan in scope but it is deadly (a potential civilization killer). In order to overcome such a magnitude of adversity we are going to have to come together, seek out a point of common agreement and direct our collective energy and effort in an unified manner to accomplish a clearly defined goal. If we remain disbursed in our intentions and attentions and individuate form one another and behave as independent and arrogant tribes....then it is inevitable that we will lose across the boards. If anyone finds this difficult to accept then I invite them to look at our world history and note the many civilizations that have already come and gone. What makes our current civilization any different? ( never say never and never say it is not going to happen or it is not going to happen to me because it does happen and it happens every day). The reality we have at hand is the result of so many of us insisting that "it is my way or the highway." Or, assuming the attitude of, "I'll just go and watch this play out from up in the bleachers." And, as I think we will agree...the reality we are now embroiled in really SUCKS!
Things have a way of moving slowly until it is too late. And at that point it IS too late.
I strongly encourage you to join the SEE Super Energy Efficient Housing for Existing and New Homes Group. And if you don't join, I encourage you to at least drop in every now and then and check out the develpments.
Thank You for your time and attention. Oh, by the way, there is a small x up in the right hand corner of this comment. Click the x and you can delete this comment from your comment wall.
I am one of the welcome wagon crew. We are all volunteers. Out of sheer numbers I greet daily I have a paste and copy note.
It is not intended to overwhelm you, just give you a direction and some contacts. I do read every profile page.
We are a voluntary community of individuals who are placing our combined support behind T. Boone Pickens and his efforts to send our government a clear (heard) message that we must reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil through the use of all domestic energy alternatives. This site is a place to interact with fellow Pickens Plan supporters, keep up with events and opportunities to help get more involvement.
*************Please, I ask the first sites you visit to get accurate info and articles to see pretty much what the plan is about and where the plan stands, and please come back to these sites often as changes take place regularly. Some are long, please; take the time to get all the details.
On the home page, click on About The Plan ~ Boone Cam ~ Blog - You’ll see the Pie-graph Mechanics.
Our future is focus 1- at this point in time! If not now, When? If not you, WHO?
Mr. Obama has voiced that eliminating the dependence of foreign oil is a top priority.
[Click here], to enter your zip code and be paired up with members in your area. If you’re like me I do better working with some like friends. If you want to be a leader for your area, you can also sign up on that page.
For our members in other countries [Click here ], to link to the International group.
There is a group for almost everything. The Forums/discussions on this site are many and you’ll probably find something that interests or concerns you. Some are very long and were started months ago. For the ones that concern you, please keep in mind, events are remembered and relayed differently by those commenting, which as we all too well know equals at least three sides to the event.
After you have read the sites I mentioned, if you need anything else to help you, while you help the push, please stop by. I am proud to put my efforts towards this cause. Again, Welcome; Tom
Hi PASTOR.T.JOHN RAVICHANDRAN, Here is a tool for all of us to get RE projects started through a recommendation for a new program of US Treasury "Energy Independence Savings Bonds". Savings bonds are normally purchased in $25 increments. This gives a way for just about any American to tighten their belts just a bit by skipping a meal at McDonalds or Pizza Hut and buying a renewable energy, RE, savings bond to support a project and save money at the same time for themselves. The plan is to have a minimum of categories for S-Solar, W-Wind, C-COOP. A purchaser would get on the US Treasury web site and purchase one that is for a project that he/she would like to support via credit card or PAYPAL. A different tab would allow tracking of the projects and transparency in accounting as President Obama has promised we will have in his administration. I've faxed and emailed my representative in Congress already and have a copy of a FAX sent to Nancy Pelosi on my Pickens blog along with more details. On my web page is a link for a new group that was started today called “Energy Independence US Treasury Savings Bonds” Please do not hesitate joining the “my friends” on my PickensPlan web page as well if you like this Energy Independence plan. My email is email@example.com.