The Awesome Jon Stewart on our “Dependency on Foreign Oil”

This is one of the best segment of the Daily Show I’ve  seen – funny, genius, and well put!

With our president promising a plan to move America toward a non-petroleum based future, Jon Stewart took the time to give a little history lesson on the show last night. As he pointed out, Obama is certainly not the first President to come on TV and talk about a plan for energy-independence. No, no. It seems that going as far back as Nixon, every President has broadcast the same, if not similar, pledge.

Bwhaaaa cause Tricky Dick was a communist …lol.
Even Nixon wanted a universal health care plan, I didn’t know that.

The strikingly similar footage of each of the last eight presidents painted a bleak picture of our reliance on oil, but also served as a platform for Stewart to mock our nation’s leaders dating back to 1974. The latter, as you can imagine, was quite funny.

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After watching this video, I want you to ask yourself this: How have you cut down your own energy consumption?

While you expect miracles from the government, what  have you personally done “to make a change”?

Have you used public transport this year?
Turn off your lights in a room if you are not in that room.?
Bring your own canvas bags to the store when buying food?
Rest the tumble dryer ?
Bin the old boiler?
Buy local produce?
Avoid over-packaged goods?
Cut down on junk mail?
Change your light bulbs to eco ones?
Draught proof and/or double glaze your windows?
Don’t leave appliances on standby?
Conserve energy when cooking?

The List is endless…

People want change, but how many have really been part of this change?

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

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