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A Socialist Answer to the World's Fuel Needs

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posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 10:33 PM
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I just bought a car today. It's a 2002 Sebring Limited convertible with very low milage and in really good shape. Got a sweet deal on it. Always wanted a convertible. We drove down the Natchez Trace Parkway with the top down all afternoon and into the night. I could hear the crickets and frogs in the woods and see the moon rising in the sky. Beautiful! It's the latest model car I've owned. I hate these late-model electronic monsters. I do most of my own mechanic work and do not want a car I can't fix. But I am digressing before I even start.

The car has one of those computers that tells you the average MPG since last fill-up as well as the real-time MPG at any given moment. I notice that when I'm coasting downhill, the MPG readout is insanely low. Like 50 or 70 or up to 99 miles a gallon (being a two-digit readout).

So, I got to thinking (which is seldom a good thing), and it came to mind that there is an answer to solving the world's fuel demand problems that is perfectly in line with Socialist thinking. I should probably patent this but I'm too much of a humanitarian and a philanthropist, and I'm sure that states like California and Illinois will want to jump on it. So be it, if it helps out mankind.

Here's the answer, folks, staring us in the face all this time yet so simple that we never thought of it:

BUILD ALL ROADS SO THAT THEY'D ONLY GO DOWNHILL!!!!!!

See, it's perfect! In a Socialist paradise, this is all they'd have to do and everything would be perfect. Very low to zero fuel consumption. As a matter of fact, you could hook generators up to the wheels and actually produce electricity everywhere you go!

Time to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Well, at least get somebody else to get to work.

A government grant, maybe?
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posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 10:35 PM
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a reply to: incoserv

This is either satire or you didn't really think it through.

I'm unsure which, but both possibilities are equally funny.



posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: incoserv

I see what you did here.

Nice try.



posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 10:37 PM
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originally posted by: TerryDon79
a reply to: incoserv

This is either satire or you didn't really think it through.

I'm unsure which, but both possibilities are equally funny.


Satire? What satire. Clearly you must be one of those capitalists.

Gotta think like a socialist, bro!
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posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: incoserv

So socialists are dumb.

Very original.



posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 11:45 PM
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a reply to: incoserv

All road go down hill. I like where you going with this. Are you thinking something along the lines of using hydraulic jacks that would push the road up when it is behind you? Can you explain the concept in a little more detail please.



posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 11:49 PM
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originally posted by: TerryDon79
a reply to: incoserv

This is either satire or you didn't really think it through.

I'm unsure which, but both possibilities are equally funny.


Naw it makes sense to me. You've just never visited California.

Here's how it works: Cali native rolls their car down a hill, and then expects someone else, possibly an immigrant, to push it back uphill with no concept of compensation for services rendered.



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posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 11:49 PM
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originally posted by: incoserv


BUILD ALL ROADS SO THAT THEY'D ONLY GO DOWNHILL!!!!!!



And name every road American Economy Freeway because they are so economical



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 12:09 AM
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Ooooooh, this could work! About every fifty miles there would have to be a wind turbine which powers a car escalator in order to bring everyone up to a new top of the hill.




posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 12:46 AM
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this actually isnt strict socialism. this is subsidized capitalism at its best. can you imagine all the government paid work to build up a hill underneath every major city so we can just roll on back to our suburban homes? imagine solar powered ski lift hooks to drag us in our vehicles to our jobs on dreadful mondays, and a sweet roll downhill on that same afternoon! brilliant. you should take back your altruistic idealism and totally patent this. elon musk is jealous.



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 01:00 AM
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a reply to: ixc77

plus this has the benefit of protecting new york and miami and all the major coastal cities from the expected coastal flooding due to climate change! you have really hit on something here.



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 02:17 AM
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The Roads Must Roll.



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 02:28 AM
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It might work, if you bored straight-line tunnels from point A to point B, as seen in this hastily-googled diagram.

As you can see, at the mid-point of the A-B line, the tunnel would be closer to the centre of the Earth than either point A or point B.

So if you set off from point A you could coast downhill without fuel till you reached the middle of the tunnel, and momentum would carry you a little way up the other side toward B.

As soon as momentum starts to die away on the uphill stretch towards point B, you turn on the engine and hey presto you have not only travelled from A to B in half the time it would take to cross the curved surface of the Earth, you have only used a fraction of the fuel.

There are of course some practical complications to the construction of such a project, but in theory you could set up such tunnels between major cities and have regular roads everywhere else.

PS, I am mad.



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 03:56 AM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha
Lived in California all my life,we pay probably 10 times the road tax,we have to drive slow because money for roads spent on deadbeat liberals,who you can't get to do anything but whine,you'll be stuck at the bottom of the hill,unless a Trump supporter may help,Democrats too busy spending taxpayer money



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 10:20 AM
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originally posted by: 3daysgone
a reply to: incoserv

All road go down hill. I like where you going with this. Are you thinking something along the lines of using hydraulic jacks that would push the road up when it is behind you? Can you explain the concept in a little more detail please.


You're overcomplicating the whole thing. Just don't worry about that part. It'll take care of itself.



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: incoserv

Clearly the Earth is flat. If it was round then every road would always be going downhill all the time anyways.



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 11:59 AM
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Of course it could work. I remember walking 5 miles to school uphill in the snow and bare foot in both directions when I was a kid.



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 12:17 PM
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You're overcomplicating the whole thing. Just don't worry about that part. It'll take care of itself.


So...some type of gravity manipulation device?



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 05:21 PM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha

originally posted by: TerryDon79
a reply to: incoserv

This is either satire or you didn't really think it through.

I'm unsure which, but both possibilities are equally funny.


Naw it makes sense to me. You've just never visited California.

Here's how it works: Cali native rolls their car down a hill, and then expects someone else, possibly an immigrant, to push it back uphill with no concept of compensation for services rendered.




Well, no. That service is free. They'd all gladly pay a little more in taxes to make sure of that, and if you don't think it's a right, then why are you such a hater?



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 08:01 PM
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originally posted by: 3daysgone
a reply to: incoserv





You're overcomplicating the whole thing. Just don't worry about that part. It'll take care of itself.


So...some type of gravity manipulation device?


Just build all the roads going downhill. That's all.



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