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Phatz (White Giant)

Monday, May 26, 2008 - 07:12 am Click here to edit this post
I've enjoyed reading the discourse on this thread and the insights put forth. My 2 cents...

Rebellion is overdue in this country, our government is ill and needs some shaking up. Both parties are two sides of the same corrupt, power hungry, arrogant, self serving bunch of liars. On the other hand that's what it now takes to be re/elected with all the "special interest" groups our country has become. A person with character and integrity would be butchered by the media.

Thomas Jefferson had a nice quote concerning this: "I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions as not to discourage them too much. It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government."

Concerning the energy situation, hydrogen does make sense and the oil companies currently have a distribution system that could relatively easily be equipped to add this as another item. Hell let them make it too. These large fully upgraded oil corps aren't going away and if they have something to gain from it and promote hydrogen's usage it has a chance to succeed. We still will need petro products as was stated for all the plastics we use. Bio-fuel is a money grab, it currently takes 1.2 galleons of fossil fuel to make 1 galleon of bio. Currently there are over 75 years worth of known oil reserves and still finding more, but we still need to conserve what we have. In the '70's we had a wake-up call with fake shortages that had us buying gas based on odd/even numbered license plates on alternating days. The gov't responded with the C.A.F.E. standard which was amazingly successful in increasing fuel economy in autos, but this peaked in the mid '80's and has shown little improvement sense. This is manly due to the increased size of vehicles in demand by the public (suv's, etc). Does the government need to tell people we don't really need larger vehicles? It looks that way, our current crisis/dependency on oil in this regard is the peoples fault. The car companies will accommodate our demands. The price of gas at the pump had been steadily rising for the past several years and no one paid any attention until it hit $3 per galleon and the media stared screaming that the sky was falling. Now everyone wants to blame someone else except the people driving these big wasteful vehicles. We want our cake and ... The oil producers will charge as much as they can get and with the obvious shortage of refineries (thank you enviro-nazis) it will get worst before we can make any meaningful adjustments. BTW the oil companies make the same percent of profit as they did before the price increases.
Oh yeah, one more thing the car companies will/are making hydro vehicles, but the design puts the fuel tank in the middle of the vehicle for safety precautions and limits designs. The designs allowed using fuel cells are revolutionary and very creative, yet fuel cell technology still has a long way to go to be realistic. Another interesting technology that has promise is in perpetual magnetic motors.

argh, I guess I've been storing up for this, enough for now.

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