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June 23, 2008 Poll Results

Should restrictions on off-shore oil drilling and drilling in Alaska be lifted?

Yes 64% 445 votes
No 31% 215 votes
Not sure 3% 25 votes
Total: 685 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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Joanie
June 23, 2008
9:35 a.m.

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WELL I GATHER FROM THE ABOVE POLL THE IQ'S OF GAZETTE READERS IS WAY BELOW AVERAGE AND THEIR LEANINGS ARE TO THE 'RIGHT'...
HONESTLY MAKES ME NOT WANT TO BE PART OF THE GAZETTE READERSHIP.

superdave1919
June 23, 2008
12:33 p.m.
(Comment was removed by moderator for not meeting the Daily Gazette's community standards.)
ecwashere7
June 23, 2008
10:04 p.m.

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40 BILLION, yes BILLION, acres of offshore territory is already available to the oil companies and they are choosing not to drill and pump. Why? Because they like gas prices the way they are now. This is simply an effort by the Republicans, who are in the pockets of big oil, to extend the property available to the oil companies. This will not affect gas prices one bit, it will just make the oilmen richer. Some people are just too lazy, or stupid, to find out the facts and read between the lines.

coachmike
June 24, 2008
4:49 a.m.

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Between " goddess" and "superdave 1919" with there profane atitude and ignorance in how they address each other, I think I choose the third comment as more decent and factual as to the true account of what is happening. The government wants you to use oil only if they are making a hefty profit; as to cars mpgs they don't want good gas mileage,but only clean emmissions, you don't want them losing there taxes do you," they don't" ! It is no more the government for the people but only for themselves, to see how much they can squeeze you with out breaking you, when you cry they ease up with a stimulus check so you can buy your beer, and ciggies. America better smarten up.

terrbarr
June 24, 2008
3:59 p.m.

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RON PAUL HOPE FOR AMERICA

souscolline
June 24, 2008
10:43 p.m.

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Wow! Why has the Gazette allowed such a personal attack by superdave1919 to be posted here. I'm sure that his diatribe filled with such invective and personal insults would not be published in the print edition. The problem with sites like this that invite readers to express their opinions is that it makes the ignorant equal with the well informed and thoughtful. Obviously one can discern who is who after reading the above postings. If one is unable to give a well thought out commentary, absent of personal attacks, perhaps a couple of courses in manners and how to write coherently is needed.

superdave1919
June 25, 2008
6:38 a.m.
(Comment was removed by moderator for not meeting the Daily Gazette's community standards.)
superdave1919
June 25, 2008
6:43 a.m.
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timbok
June 25, 2008
3:48 p.m.

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I guess the Daily Gazzette has the "RIGHT" people reading this site.
DRILL EVERWHERE...OIL...OIL..OIL

annarondac
June 25, 2008
4:38 p.m.

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Off the coast of Santa Barbara there is an oil slick that was reported even back in the 1500's when Cortez sailed the blue seas. This is seepage from the tremendous oil fields off the coast. It is such a problem, that the beaches need to be cleaned when this comes to land. So, if we drill there we solve two problems, we get oil and we get a clean environment. Now everyone wins!

dazedcat
June 26, 2008
10:12 a.m.

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New drilling only solves some of the current problem. Manipulation of the oil market has to stop and the American dollar has to be strengthened. You can open the entire North American continent to drilling, but not taking care of these other two situations will negate anything else.

pwt3210
June 26, 2008
2:24 p.m.

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The comments read much better with the removal of superdave

superdave1919
June 26, 2008
4:10 p.m.
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Rick
June 26, 2008
7:23 p.m.

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"THE IQ'S OF GAZETTE READERS IS WAY BELOW AVERAGE. HONESTLY MAKES ME NOT WANT TO BE PART OF THE GAZETTE READERSHIP"

See, just one person can make a difference - the IQ has taken a great leap up since you left.

"40 BILLION, yes BILLION, acres of offshore territory is already available to the oil companies and they are choosing not to drill and pump. Why?"

Because you forgot to include $PEND BILLION$ to EXPLORE those 40 billion deep offshore acres to locate the oil before they can drill and pump. That's something that it not necessary on the continental shelf or in ANWAR, because they already know exactly where the oil is.

superdave1919
June 26, 2008
8:14 p.m.

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well said Rick

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