One of my dad’s hobbies when I was growing up was collecting glasses given away by service stations in the days before they became just gas stations that provided little service at all. One of his favorite examples of this art form was a glass with a picture of the Exxon tiger with the slogan “Put a tiger in your tank” written in about a dozen different languages. I remember many mornings when I practiced pronouncing the foreign phrases as I drank my morning OJ.
This morning I was perusing the Mother Jones site where Judith Lewis recently published her article titled The Nuclear Option and found a new article that caught my eye Put a tyrant in your tank. As a student of the use of petroleum (both oil and gas) as a tool and even a weapon of power, I believe that the article provides some valuable insight.
Go read it and think about the implications that it might present with regard to my theory that people that prefer to sell oil, coal and gas just might be devious and ruthless enough to provide support for the anti-nuclear industry’s efforts to slow the development of atomic fission power sources.