Wednesday, September 28, 2005

You think the price of oil is going up!

Cement Shortage? While everyone is running around with notions of our oil supplies running out, and wondering how we will drive our cars, heat our homes, and every other thing we do with oil, something I don't give a second thought to honestly, there are real issues surfacing.

Yes you read that first statement correctly. The Untied States is experiencing a cement shortage. How the hell is that even possible? Cement is a mixture of limestone and clay, which is everywhere, and when you mix that with water and sand you get concrete. I am sure there is more to it than that, but it can't be that complicated. So now if there ever is an oil shortage, which I don't see happening in my lifetime, it won't matter, because with concrete we won't have roads, or foundations for homes, or sidewalks, or a million other things we use cement for. There are 11 states, mine included, that are actually experiencing critical shortages. Does anyone else find this amusing?

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