Originally posted by rusethorcain
reply to post by MarkusMaximus
Unfortunately I think we might be breeding them for the purpose of fuel...knowing us.
For now the oil is all we have. It is like a currency.
Black gold. Texas Tea.
Some people believe alternative energy technology is already there and being with held although it is never clear why, or by whom.
Either way we need to think harder and mix it up a little.
Originally posted by MarkusMaximus
Originally posted by AwakeinNM
You'd still have to have a job to pay taxes.. ah yes, taxes. Can't escape those, can you.
Taxes serve two purposes:
1. "Infrastructure building"
2. To keep you a part of the system. Even if you don't have income, you've got taxes.
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
The implications would be profound if we did not have oil. Here are a few items I can think of. By no means is this an exhaustive list and I tried to exclude obvious items like people not driving SUV's.
REPLY: Odd that you chose to leave that out. Did you know that from design to scrap, the Prius produces more pollution than a mid-sized Hummer?
1. No Suburbs.
The growth and existence of suburbs in the US (an other parts of the world) depends on the automobile and fuel. Take fuel out of the equation and people will no longer live in the suburbs in large numbers. People would be concentrated in cities.
REPLY: Look at the Amish And Mennonites, who travel to and from local towns on horses and buggies. We'd all be doing more of it rather than choose to live in populated and crime-ridden areas.
This is all I could think of for the moment..