I was sad, and felt a desire to protect what cherished memories I could, most notably the cement that I etched my name into the sidewalk as a youthJockstrip: The world as we know it. Jul 24, 2009
Another year went by, another $265 billion siphoned out of America's struggling economy, and we still haven't adopted a real energy plan to reduce our dependence on foreign oilPickens: U.S. spends $502,473/min on oil Jan 15, 2010
The bipartisan NAT GAS Act would incentivize Americans to make use of the only abundant domestic alternative to foreign oil: natural gasPickens: U.S. spends $502,473/min on oil Jan 15, 2010
April's oil import numbers are the highest we have ever seen and the implications are disturbing. This is a national security threat of the highest orderPickens: Oil addiction funding terrorists May 12, 2011
Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr. (born May 22, 1928), known as T. Boone Pickens, is an American financier who chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a well-known takeover operator and corporate raider during the 1980s. With an estimated current net worth of about $1.4 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as the 290th-richest person in America and ranked 880th in the world.
Pickens was born in Holdenville, Oklahoma. His father worked as an oil and mineral landman (rights leaser). During World War II, his mother ran the local Office of Price Administration, rationing gasoline and other goods in four counties. Pickens was the first child born via Caesarean section in the history of Holdenville hospital.