Monday, June 16, 2008

Memo To All The Flag Pin Bozos

Action that improves the quality of life for all is more important than whether someone is wearing a flag pin or not.

Instead of invading Iraq we could be using the money wasted there to build hydrogen fuel stations all over the United States. This would lessen the impact of many of the problems that we face: global warming, dependence on Middle East oil, the question of whether we should drill in Alaska, high gasoline costs, high food costs, and basically any problem we have where oil is the root cause. Are any of the presidential candidates doing anything about this? After all, they are United States Senators, they do have considerable power. Are any of the presidential candidates talking about this? Where are the proposals?

We could have invested in hydrogen fuel stations years ago. Why didn’t we? Could the fact that the Bush administration is filled with oil men and women have anything to do with it?

Hey Washington! Stop throwing away our tax dollars in Iraq and start funding hydrogen fuel stations all across the United States of America. Let’s see less empty rhetoric and more tangible solutions for a change. That’s a change I can believe in.

The cars are here NOW, we just need the stations. NOW!

From Honda rolls out fuel cell car:

Honda's new zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell car rolled off a Japanese production line Monday and is headed to southern California, where Hollywood is already abuzz over the latest splash in green motoring.

The FCX Clarity, which runs on hydrogen and electricity, emits only water and none of the gases believed to induce global warming. It is also two times more energy efficient than a gas-electric hybrid and three times that of a standard gasoline-powered car, the company says.
The biggest obstacles standing in the way of wider adoption of fuel cell vehicles are cost and the dearth of hydrogen fuel stations.
We need action, and we need it now.

One last thing. If Washington does get off of its huge collective ass and does what I suggest, I leave it with a suggestion. Don’t give any money to the big oil companies to do this. They don’t need or deserve any of it. Find the entrepreneurs who have been developing alternatives to oil for years and reward them.

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