Limitless Oil

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 07 Apr 2005 12:00:00 GMT
From jomama:
"The thought of how far the human race would have advanced without government simply staggers the imagination." -- Doug Casey 1979
CORPORATION, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility. -- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

From The Federalist:

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." -- Henry David Thoreau
"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you." -- Pericles
"If George W. Bush were to discover a cure for cancer, his critics would denounce him for having done it unilaterally, without adequate consultation, with a crude disregard for the sensibilities of others." -- Martin Peretz
President Bush is combining first lady Laura Bush's campaign for literacy with his war on drugs. It's a new program he calls, "Just spell 'no'." -- Jay Leno

From muth:

"The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others." -- Thomas Jefferson

# Chuck Asay at Marc Brands Liberty - You're Too Fat - Uncle Sam warns Americans that they're overweight. Hahahahahaha! [smith2004]

# George Crispin at - Oil Reserves Are Increasing - there is evidence that oil is created inside the earth, not from fossils. If true, then the supply is essentially limitless (though the flow rate is not). Wouldn't that be nice! [trt-ny]

Eugene Island is an underwater mountain located about 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. In 1973 oil was struck and off-shore platform Eugene 330 erected. The field began production at 15,000 barrels a day, then gradually fell off, as is normal, to 4,000 barrels a day in 1989, Then came the surprise; it reversed itself and increased production to 13,000 barrels a day. Probable reserves have been increased to 400 million barrels from 60 million. The field appears to be filling from below and the crude coming up today is from a geological age different from the original crude, which leads to the speculation that the world has limitless supplies of petroleum.

# George Potter at The Claire Files - Roberta - fiction. A tale of the afterlife. For the clueless (and uninitiated): "RAH" is Robert A. Heinlein. Google can tell you about "Peikoff". [clairefiles]

Part Two tomorrow, Part Three the day after most likely. There MAY be a part four (depends on how three goes). I'm having so much fun with this story that I don't want it to end. Writing in the voice of RAH is something I've wanted to do for a decade but just now steeled my nerve to undertake. Writing as RAH ending up a woman is hilarious. Writing as RAH ending up in Ayn Rand's body, and confronting 'The Peikoff' is utterly delicious.

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