What +skooter Martin
said is true.
Keep in mind that even the reply I'm writing here is an oversimplification.
It is a funny cartoon! Made me chuckle.
The reason the cartoon is funny is, that come the day we meet aliens,
If they so desire it, they will take the resources they want, and we will live on reserves.
That is not what is happening today in regards to crude oil and most other commodities. There are some sad things that rest on the doorsteps of the UK and USA, but not paying (stealing) is not usually one of them.
Of course everyone would like to find solutions that provide cheap, easy energy to the whole world. +William Oppong
"Democracy" actually equals "freedom," this includes the freedom to disagree! No democratic country is perfect, but some are so damn much better than many others which are not.
I am a third generation oilman from Alberta, Canada. I am certain that American companies are paying for the oil that the company I work for ships daily to the USA via pipeline. I know this because they have paid my wages for 26 years. This is because they get paid close to market prices for crude oil. +Bothwell Nzuwa
Both the UK and the USA have large reserves of their own crude oil. I think the USA supplies over half of its fuel needs from domestic oil production. The UK produces large quantities of oil from it's North Sea production.
What a shame that people don't check their facts!!!!!!!
The real world is complicated. There are no easy answers.