To a few of the regular readers here, I am paused to comment on TV I've thus far seen this evening if only because it is so pertinent to recent subject matter being discussed or hinted at herein.
Immediately after watching the "60 Minutes" segment on the NASA scientist warning of runaway global warming (as taped in front of a NASA observer whose presence was mandated by higher ups in the Bush administration), we stumbled across CNN's program,
"CNN Presents: We Were Warned, Tomorrow's Energy Crisis".
We didn't catch it all, but it repeats at 11:00 EST tonight and 2:00 a.m. EST tomorrow morning. While not having seen it all, from what we saw this evening, I highly recommend this program.
[NOTE: Next year Brazi will, with fuel produced from sugar cane called E-85 (85% ethanol) and FLEX vehicles able to detect the fuel mix and switch its engine to function accordingly, attain energy independence from all imported energy needs, but that's because of steps they took a quarter century ago. America has yet to get serious and start a program towards such independence. It's easy to see where tomorrow's world leading nations may come from.]