A lot of people are confused by the name. Is it T Bone Pickens or T Boone Pickens? Well of course his name is not as important as his plan. But just to clear up the confusion, it is T Boone Pickens! You can call him what ever you like, as long as you take the time to look at The Pickens Plan!
The Problems and The Pickens Plan
Everyone knows that America is in a tough time, in more ways than one. There are major threats to our economy, national security, and environment. And at the center of these major issues there runs a common thread: Foreign Oil. Since 1970 America’s oil imports have risen from 24% to nearly 70%. Of all of the oil in the world, America uses about 25%. Yet it only has 3% of the oil reserves and only 4% of the world’s population.
Billions of dollars are being put into foreign economies each and every month to satisfy our oil needs. This is money that could be spent right here in our own country, creating jobs, cleaner power, and a better environment for future generations.
The Pickens Plan is on track to within 10 years produce 22% of our electricity needs from wind power. That is in addition the the power we already have and will have from solar power. Build a 21st century backbone electrical grid. We must have a plan to get the power to all of the people. Conserve the amount of energy that we are using. Provide incentives to people for using energy saving measures. Replace the imported oil transportation fuel with natural gas.
The Man: T Boone (T Bone) Pickens
I have read some stupid comments about Pickens being in this for the money. Yea right. He is worth over 3 billion dollars. He has donated millions and millions to charity. And continues to do so. He is 80 years old. Just what could he do with the money? He can’t even spend the money that he has now! He is doing this for our children and future generations. It can no longer be a question of when, but rather why isn’t it done yet. Who is going to do it if it isn’t us? There is no one else. It will be too late if we leave it for the next generation!
And so what if he does make some money. Will he be the first man who came up with an idea and made a profit? If not, he is joining a very long list of evil men and women who changed the world for the better and made some money!
Other Arguments on The Pickens Plan
Just when you thought you had heard it all. The birds. Yes I am sure that birds are being killed. But I have 2 or 3 birds every year die at my house because they tried to fly into one of my windows. So I think that windows should be outlawed. People die in auto accidents everyday because they are even more stupid than birds. They are texting, talking on cell phones, reading newspapers, shaving, and eating. I think that cars should be outlawed. No. Maybe we should sue the auto manufacturers because they don’t have warnings on the dash that warn you that driving takes a lot of attention.
Ice flying off of the blades. Come on now. If that is a problem, I am sure that it can be solved. But I have seen lethal sized icicles fall from my house. I am not sure that there is a lot that can be done about that. Well maybe promote global warming so there will be no more ice?
Wind farms are ugly. Well that is certainly a matter of opinion. Personally I love them. Man is at his best and inventing again! Imagine what the first people to see a car thought.
They take up a lot of space. The nice thing about them is that you can still farm the land under them. Of course the bad thing is that the farmers have to dodge the flying ice and dead birds!