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Old 05-15-2010, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Cars, planes, and railroads all run on........oil.

Now what?

"War, terrorism, economic instability -- these are just a few of the reasons to be concerned about our addiction to oil. Here's a list of 10 reasons to be concerned"

10 Reasons to Be Alarmed About Our Catastrophic Oil Addiction | | AlterNet

Now get outta that damn car!!!
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:42 PM
 
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Do you own a car?
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:47 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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We will always have oil for the future. Oil is used/needed for many things to function.
I was told yrs back from a reliable oil source worker that there is at least a 200 yr supply available...just a matter of drilling while some good producing wells are capped off while we use up the oil from the middle east. He was with Hughes Tool Company.

It is obvious with the number of gallons/barrells of oil coming to the surface in the Gulf of Mexico that we need to harvest the vast supply for our economic needs and keep the prices down to a reasonable level inorder to benefit the economy.

Steve
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Still in Portland, Oregon, for some reason
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I'm so sick of this doom-and-gloom B.S. I could crap an oil refinery. Every time the price of oil comes down, one of these little press releases seems to pop up to get the investors all jittery and drive the price back up.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Cars, planes, and railroads all run on........oil.

Now what?

"War, terrorism, economic instability -- these are just a few of the reasons to be concerned about our addiction to oil. Here's a list of 10 reasons to be concerned"

10 Reasons to Be Alarmed About Our Catastrophic Oil Addiction | | AlterNet

Now get outta that damn car!!!
Do you go to a doctor's office or a hospital? Do you drink or eat from plastic containers? Do you use a computer? If you do any of the above then you too are addicted to oil. Do you buy goods (food or clothing)? How do you think those things got to your store?
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:57 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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This is an automotive forum where car enthusiast come to discuss their car problems, new upcoming models and how to build mechanical horses.

Maybe your post would be better off in "Frugal living" or "Great debates."

Seems to me this thread is a little off-topic.
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:00 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Cars, planes, and railroads all run on........oil.

Now what?

"War, terrorism, economic instability -- these are just a few of the reasons to be concerned about our addiction to oil. Here's a list of 10 reasons to be concerned"

10 Reasons to Be Alarmed About Our Catastrophic Oil Addiction | | AlterNet

Now get outta that damn car!!!
No problem, I'll tell you just like I tell my other tree hugging customers.

I'll be glad to ride my bike out to your house, or other job sites pulling a small wagon with the tools, and parts I need. Might take 4 or 5 trips at the least each way, and I will be billing you from the minute I leave the shop to the minute I get back at the end of the day. Rainy days forget it, windy will slow me down, and if there is a lot of hills, the heart-attack may put a crimp in the timetable as well.

Amazing how fast the "park the big old mean truck/car" attitude changes. And in case you are wondering. No, I have never lost a job for telling anyone that.
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Do you go to a doctor's office or a hospital? Do you drink or eat from plastic containers? Do you use a computer? If you do any of the above then you too are addicted to oil. Do you buy goods (food or clothing)? How do you think those things got to your store?
Plastic ,and other oil derivatives, can easily be replaced by metals, paper/cardboard/wood or glass just has they have in the past. Oil is NOT the end all be all for commerce.
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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This is an automotive forum where car enthusiast come to discuss their car problems, new upcoming models and how to build mechanical horses.

Maybe your post would be better off in "Frugal living" or "Great debates."

Seems to me this thread is a little off-topic.

I considered that but in the end I figured that if it were not for oil there would be no cars. That said, car owners/drivers (of which I'm but one) must take ownership for their part in our planets fate.
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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I considered that but in the end I figured that if it were not for oil there would be no cars. That said, car owners/drivers (of which I'm but one) must take ownership for their part in our planets fate.
no even with no car's natural gas heats alot of peoples home's and makes power so we would still be using it and it is cleaner burning than coal.
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