Many of you know my feelings about the blessing us shale landowners have rec'd in our humble lives. None of us could have ever dreamed of the riches that lie under our dirt. Many of us have been land poor for so long, we will never change because we know no other life but a conservative one. We never asked for a handout and we worked our hands to the bone because we are basically the few left who believe this is the American way.
Today, the whole country and for that matter the whole world is staring at us and our energy. Massive investments from all over the world have been made right under our feet and throughout this shale region. We here in GMS have successfully united in a defacto way, so to speak. We may not be formally organized, but we have a bond here and it is a very tight bond. We have collectively navigated our way through the preliminaries of a play and have proven to the energy giants that we will not lay down , but will fight for a fair deal.
And now we are faced with an uncertain government who finds itself on the brink of insolvency. We find ourselves locally as having a product that has value, infact much more than the legal tender dollar. Will we become a target of redistribution? Will our minerals be nationalized? Will we be taxed into insolvency?
I have always voted for who I believed to be the correct leader for our country, whether democrat, republican or Ross Perot. This November, I am worried, will our present leader continue as a solar , wind, green energy president? Or will we elect a new leader who understands energy like we have learned? In my life, I have never seen the changes to my country and my personal life as I have seen in the last 24 months. These are definitely interesting times and we need to make the right choice because I believe we may not have a second chance.
Normally I don't bother responding to political threads here, because in my opinion GMS should be for sharing direct information about the marcellus shale, but..........
I just read the article from Newt, and I'm only going to respond to a couple items that I "do" know something about. Newt said in 1976 gas prices had reached $2.46 and by 1980 $3.30 per gallon. All I can say is "where" Newt? Not in this country.
As for Newt going to bring gas prices back to $2.50 P/gal.....another case of saying anything that the american people want to hear in hopes of getting elected.
That's all, I'm done.
Priced in 2012 dollars.....
Thankk you for your service to our country.
From and Army brat long ago.
Any of the four will do just fine.
But can any of the four ensure a victory?
Yeah, and with my savings on gas from Newt, maybe I'll be able to afford to move to the moon. They have repeatedly said anything they can (true or not) to get support with the exception of Ron Paul. I'm all for getting this moving, but as a responsible citizen I want to be sure that my windfall doesn't affect anyone else. Regulation is a good thing.
local oversight, julseig, not federal - in my opinion
Make sure you get the mineral rights with your moon land. I heard Newt planed to pay for the cheap gas by stealing the moons minerals.
Be afraid, be very afraid.