THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion... Documentary.

Tell us if you found a gem or a piece of shit, and who peddled it

Moderator: Dux

User avatar
SAR
Top
Posts: 2153
Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:51 pm

Re: THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion... Documentary.

Post by SAR » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:24 pm

Issue isn't that we're not looking into alternative sources. The issue is that policy makers aren't really pushing the development of alternatives in any real fashion. Moreover, many benefit from oil profits.

The whole situation is crazy. Saudi Arabia is our "friend?" Obviously large factions of anti-westerns living among the population is not criteria for "enemy." Seems our friend/enemy line is drawn as much by economic ink as it is by potential risk. I'm not naive enough to deny some practical need to this, but the sooner we manage to get free of the oil noose, the sooner we can get off the crazytrain. I'm surprised this isn't among the very highest priorities in this election.
Image

User avatar
SAR
Top
Posts: 2153
Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:51 pm

Re: THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion... Documentary.

Post by SAR » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:27 pm

Would diverting the money out of the middle east and into the farmers growing the crops stimulate the economy? Seems we're already spending the money anyway, might as well fund our own citizens.
I don't know if this is a correct assessment or not..I'm curious as to an economist's viewpoint.
Image

User avatar
GoDogGo!
IGX Honorary Lesbian
Posts: 11208
Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:10 am
Location: Casa de Culo

Re: THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion... Documentary.

Post by GoDogGo! » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:53 pm

You forget that Andygoogle has definitely proven that getting out of Iraq will not save us any money.
The flesh is weak, and the smell of pussy is strong like a muthafucka.

User avatar
Pinky
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 7100
Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:09 pm

Re: THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion... Documentary.

Post by Pinky » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:43 pm

KMF wrote:Would diverting the money out of the middle east and into the farmers growing the crops stimulate the economy?
Not necessarily, but it would sure make ADM happy.

I think the best thing to do at this point to lower dependence on oil and move us toward alternatives is tax oil consumption more and use that money to fund research. The thing that worries me about the government funding that research, however, is that the government is run by whores and buffoons. If they try to pick a winning technology now they'll almost certainly get it wrong because we don't know what the best alternative will be in 20 years, and because they'll likely pick the option(s) supported by the people who have the best lobbyists. That means ethanol, coal, and/or whatever Detroit wants to do.
"The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all."

User avatar
GoDogGo!
IGX Honorary Lesbian
Posts: 11208
Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:10 am
Location: Casa de Culo

Re: THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion... Documentary.

Post by GoDogGo! » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:23 pm

Pinky wrote:
KMF wrote:Would diverting the money out of the middle east and into the farmers growing the crops stimulate the economy?
Not necessarily, but it would sure make ADM happy.

I think the best thing to do at this point to lower dependence on oil and move us toward alternatives is tax oil consumption more and use that money to fund research.
You want to see every gov't in the Middle East roll over, show its belly, and crack down hard on Islamoterrorism? Start seriously moving the US towards alternative fuels.

They got nothing else, just the Spice.
The flesh is weak, and the smell of pussy is strong like a muthafucka.

User avatar
johno
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 7817
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:36 pm

Re: THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion... Documentary.

Post by johno » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:15 pm

Malthus said it best...we're doomed.
In fact, we're not doomed - we don't even exist. Because Malthus proved we wouldn't.

This shit is tired, although it makes for edgy Sci-Fi like Braderunnah.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

W.B. Yeats

___________
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 7502
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:12 am

Re: THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion... Documentary.

Post by ___________ » Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:32 am

Why are all you niggers so dumb?
Fucking nuclear to fucking electricity, you dumbasses.
We fucking have electrical grids to every fucking house in America.
We will need upgrades to the grids, but that's no big deal.
We'll have to get over this irrational fear of nuclear energy, but IT IS INEVITABLE.

User avatar
Turdacious
Lifetime IGer
Posts: 20575
Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:54 am
Location: Upon the eternal throne of the great Republic of Turdistan

Re: THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion... Documentary.

Post by Turdacious » Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:31 am

MarcoFP wrote:Why are all you niggers so dumb?
Fucking nuclear to fucking electricity, you dumbasses.
We fucking have electrical grids to every fucking house in America.
We will need upgrades to the grids, but that's no big deal.
We'll have to get over this irrational fear of nuclear energy, but IT IS INEVITABLE.
How hard would it be to upgrade the grids? Easier than increasing oil refining capacity I hope.
"Liberalism is arbitrarily selective in its choice of whose dignity to champion." Adrian Vermeule

___________
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 7502
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:12 am

Re: THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion... Documentary.

Post by ___________ » Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:20 pm

DEATHTURD wrote:
MarcoFP wrote:Why are all you niggers so dumb?
Fucking nuclear to fucking electricity, you dumbasses.
We fucking have electrical grids to every fucking house in America.
We will need upgrades to the grids, but that's no big deal.
We'll have to get over this irrational fear of nuclear energy, but IT IS INEVITABLE.
How hard would it be to upgrade the grids? Easier than increasing oil refining capacity I hope.
Much.
Power lines are no contreversy kinda deals.
It's the generation VIA nuclear that gets people & politicos all wet around the anus.

User avatar
johno
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 7817
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:36 pm

Re: THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion... Documentary.

Post by johno » Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:17 pm

Jack wrote: I'm sure someone will invent our savior energy source before it gets scary. Not
It's hip to be doomed.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

W.B. Yeats

___________
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 7502
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:12 am

Re: THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion... Documentary.

Post by ___________ » Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:07 am

Jack wrote:Nuclear Power is fueled by substances that would last an additional ten years, if utilized to the levels needed. Then you have what's left. It's dangerous to humans for much longer after it's used up.

Nuclear power is just not enough in the long run. China, The Americas, and the now the even the third world, places that never used to use oil, now all need regular supplies of oil, they need resources and energy. The whole game is changing drastically.

I'm sure someone will invent our savior energy source before it gets scary. Not
10 thousand years, Jack.
My solution?
Space elevator to clear atmosphere & then a gentle push to the moon, then launch it right to the sun.
Bap, bing, badda boom.
Do you have any idea the order of power available VIA nuclear?
Google that shit, faghettie, a few pounds of plutonium is enough to keep the lights on for a long time.
Along with nuclear energy generation, we'll unleash NE on the ME.
If you support my plan, please, vote ME 4 President.

User avatar
Pinky
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 7100
Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:09 pm

Re: THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion... Documentary.

Post by Pinky » Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:17 pm

MarcoFP wrote: 10 thousand years, Jack.
My solution?
Space elevator to clear atmosphere & then a gentle push to the moon, then launch it right to the sun.
Bap, bing, badda boom.
Sweet. Now people will finally have a use for the space elevator blueprints I have scattered around my home office.
"The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all."

User avatar
Fat Cat
Jesus Christ®
Posts: 37982
Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2005 4:54 pm
Location: 鬼ヶ島

Re: THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion... Documentary.

Post by Fat Cat » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:05 pm

johno wrote:It's hip to be doomed.
Sooth. And so much easier than thinking of creative solutions. At the same time, believing everything is lost or that nothing bad can happen are equal vanities, IMHO.
Image
"Prepare your hearts as a fortress, for there will be no other." -Francisco Pizarro González

___________
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 7502
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:12 am

Re: THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion... Documentary.

Post by ___________ » Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:40 pm

Pinky wrote:
MarcoFP wrote: 10 thousand years, Jack.
My solution?
Space elevator to clear atmosphere & then a gentle push to the moon, then launch it right to the sun.
Bap, bing, badda boom.
Sweet. Now people will finally have a use for the space elevator blueprints I have scattered around my home office.
You know this elevator has been on tap for a long time, Pinky.
The idea is solid, gonna have the technology available inside 5 years.

___________
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 7502
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:12 am

Re: THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion... Documentary.

Post by ___________ » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:12 am

Jack wrote:The projections that the scientists and speakers in "Energy War" spoke of said quite simply that the worlds Nuclear Fuel supply, if it replaces oil, is good for ten years.

Countries that ten years ago were zero oil consumers, are now rabid consumers. 3rd world nations among them, and that use and need is spreading.

Nuclear just ain't the answer, all the experts agree.
Bullshit.
& solar collectors in space out of the earth's atmosphere FTW.

___________
Sergeant Commanding
Posts: 7502
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:12 am

Re: THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion... Documentary.

Post by ___________ » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:47 am

Damn it Jack, WE WILL OVERCOME!
Oil is not the only answer.

Post Reply