The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @wfryer ever

September 10th, 2008

Why don’t we have a bullet train? Our oil has been cheap in the past. Our growth has been stunted in the past by cheap oil.

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When Boone was in China last year he rode on a bullet train.

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Germans are ahead of the U.S. on wind. French are ahead on nuclear power.

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French too. They do 80& nuclear. We only do 20%.

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somebody gets up and always asks “do you know the wind doesn’t blow all the time?” Answer: Look at Germany. They don’t even have good wind!

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$700 billion is going out of our country now If we could recapture just 20% of that per year via wind, that’s a huge influx into our economy

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Boone is building a wind farm now in Pampa, Texas

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200 megawatts of energy in Sweetwater, town is now over 12,000 in population, growing. Was a typical rural town prior to this wind project

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Sweetwater, Texas, is my model - Boone has a model for everything I do - “I don’t do a lot of R&D, I am too old.” :-)

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Look at gov’t study from April 2007 (1 year ago) - showed the wind corridor is from Texas to the Canadian border

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Natural gas can play a big role in helping get us out of this situation

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Arabs in the middle east selling us oil haven’t done this to us. It’s our own fault. We’ve chosen to buy this oil and be dependent on it.

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coal, natural gas, hydro, biofuels, wind, solar, geothermal

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now in the U.S. we have just 5 billion barrels of oil production per day. Boone is now explaining our different energy source options…

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Boone supports US drilling on US land, but that won’t solve this problem…

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Boone says there is no way we can fix this $700 billion importing problem by just drilling in more places

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we are paying $700 billion per year on foreign oil now, and we are importing approximately 70% of that oil today in the U.S.

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Our imported oil costs almost $700 billion per year now…

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If we keep drifting as we are now, we’ll be importing close to 80% of our oil and we could be paying up to $200 per barrel…

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We are now at about 67-68% of foreign oil importing…

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By the 1st gulf war the U.S. was importing 42% of our oil from foreign sources

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@pickensplan the webcast is working fine on my mac now :-)

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World oil production now is at 85 million barrels per day.

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the U.S. peaked in oil production in the 1970s with almost 10 million barrels per day. Saudi is now 9 million per day. We are 5 million now.

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watching the Boone Pickens webcast from Utah - http://www.pickensplan.c…

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I have joined the PickensPlan Ning to support an alternative energy agenda in the United States - http://push.pickensplan….

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@pickensplan The webcast audio isn’t working on my Mac laptop. Is the streaming method you’re using Mac compatible?

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Does anyone know if Seedlings @edtechtalk @bitbybit is webcasting tonight, and if so what time? http://edtechtalk.com/se…

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@ssandifer take care and get some rest when you can. You’re in my thoughts today.

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rainy day today in central oklahoma.

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make that “the end of next week”

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Looks like our Travian game may be over by the end of last week. I think my son and I started playing this one last November. Almost a year!

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Boone is “out of the race” for Presidential advocacy - he is focused on this energy issue from a nonpartisan position

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Boone started this campaign on July 8th.

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fix previous tweet: Honda natural gas CAR

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Boone retrofitted a Cadillac in 1991 for natural gas. He now has a Honda natural gas company.

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When I try to sell something I try to make it as simple as you can. That is why with trucking I’m proposing buying new natural gas.

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Answer: You CAN retrofit, you do get a federal rebate or tax credit, and a state credit.

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Question from the audience: What about EPA restriction preventing you from retrofitting a car for natural gas?

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Big oil is working for their shareholders, and I understand that. But we can beat that kind of lobbying.

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Then when I go to Washington I’ll be a lot more powerful. This must be done at OUR level. We can fix this.We can fix big oil-I know big oil.

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They way I can be more powerful is if you’ll join me on http://pickensplan.com and sign the pledge.

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When I go to Washington leaders are very respectful and they listen, but when I leave nothing happens.

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Boone: I got the same question in Fargo, North Dakota.

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Question from the audience: What do we do about our politicians being bribed by special interests?

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Now Boone is taking Q&A.

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Why has this not been done in the past? We didn’t have the leadership? We didn’t have the public support? And we HAD cheap oil.

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when you buy a new one, you won’t be able to buy a diesel - buy a natural gas (or give financial incentives for NG trucks)

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as trucking firms replace their fleets, they would replace with natural gas trucks

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GM produces 17(?) natural gas vehicles but now they are all produced outside the US.

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remember how fast ethanol happened? it will work if the President says we’re doing it, and Detroit knows it is coming, we can do it

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this is as critical as a WAR (energy fight) - fortunately we are not fighting it with guns [MY THOUGHT: IRAQ?]

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Swift changes its trucking fleet every 2 1/2 years. If we have a leader in Washington that puts the priority on wind and energy…

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Diesel, gasoline or natural gas is the only source we have now that can move an 18 wheeler.

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Boone is not sure McCain or Obama are focused on this at this point. A battery won’t move anything big like a truck now.

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Where Boone wants this natural gas to go is to TRUCKS. [THIS IS GREAT. HE IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. WE HAVE TO CHANGE FUEL PATTERNS FOR TRUCKING]

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Plan is to reduce $700 billion on foreign oil down by 38% within 10 years. At that level we can really help ourselves.

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Boone is advocating using cheaper, cleaner, abundant, and U.S. owned natural gas for transportation fuel

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