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Old 2011-02-27, 00:39   Link #53
Join Date: Nov 2007
Age: 30
Originally Posted by FDW View Post
The solution to americas energy problems is actually quite simple. Stop subsidizing a car-based lifestyle.
What synth said made a point :

Originally Posted by synaesthetic View Post
That's rather difficult considering how spread-out a lot of our cities are. For places like where I live--in the Bay Area--it's not that hard. Having a car here is kind of a bother with expensive parking, expensive gas and expensive insurance...

But when I lived in the South, you pretty much had to own a vehicle, or you couldn't get anywhere. Everything was so far apart.
Public transport must have been really shitty.

Not to mention shipping. The solution is to throw massive resources into battery technology and EV research. America is to coal what the Middle East is to oil, so with electric cars, our need for oil drops to incredibly low levels, and we can still happily generate power while telling the Mideast to go fuck itself.
With US effectively bankrupt, the only solution to run these is quantitative easing.

But the GOP is blocking all that money flow into resource development, but instead, wanting to use leverage instead (which is fucking more risky). Obama had little choice. What most Americans didn't realise is that the major resource that is running out for them is TIME - the GOP's cockblocking is only a tactic to win the presidential election, not to solve long-term problems such as alternative energy and reverting US back to a sustainable asset-backed economy.

Also, build more nuclear power plants, and get rid of that stupid prohibition on reprocessing spent fuel rods.
Them "environmentalists" want to have a word with you.

Originally Posted by Lost Cause View Post
I for one am all for the ongoing revolution in the middle east! And hope that our current administration has the brains too stay out of it!
With the rest of European politicians having their heads up their arses, I would sure want US to send humanitarian support. Drop the 82nd and Rangers in, send up medical points and soup kitchens, then feed some people. Whoever dies is not their problem, don't take sides.

When three puppygirls named after pastries are on top of each other, it is called Eclair a'la menthe et Biscotti aux fraises avec beaucoup de Ricotta sur le dessus.
Most of all, you have to be disciplined and you have to save, even if you hate our current financial system. Because if you don't save, then you're guaranteed to end up with nothing.
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