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Gas isn't even in a shortage, you do understand that gas prices are only high because of certain political events. I'm not going to get into that, don't care, but we could make gas a hell of a lot cheaper than any current alternative. =(

I do however want an alternative to come out soon, so that we can rid gas companies of the grip and control they have on society. I want bio-diesel! I want it now!!! I actually want more nuclear power first, but this is good too.
Go one step further. Gas is only high because we allow the same stupid speculation driven trading in the oil market that almost brought down capitalism twice.

The political events and areas of unrest only serve as an excuse for those speculators to drive up oil prices. I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if the oil companies had a hand in driving up the speculation frenzy in an effort to raise the profit on their one and only product.
    
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Wait a minute. I think you just broke the TOS by stating the words "cheap", "abundant" and "fuel" all in the same sentence.

There will NEVER be cheap fuel, NEVER. Regardless of what its made of someone will line their pockets with gold at our expense.
    
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never thought I'd see the day when "cheap" and "fuel" were used together

+1 for the need of alternative fuel--these rising gas prices are outrageous.
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Hemp could be a alternative, but politics again prevail.
     
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And in case people haven't noticed, the general public isn't keen on E.coli being abundantly available in the environment, especially areas that could enter their water table.
Lab strains of E.coli are harmless. Most people don't realize this. I work with them on a daily basis in my research. There are many strains of E.coli and only a few can make you sick. Sadly the pathogenic ones are the only ones most people have heard of. The majority of bacteria in the world are actually harmless.
    
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Lab strains of E.coli are harmless. Most people don't realize this. I work with them on a daily basis in my research. There are many strains of E.coli and only a few can make you sick. Sadly the pathogenic ones are the only ones most people have heard of. The majority of bacteria in the world are actually harmless.
Oh yes, I know this, you know this--but the general public will never be convinced of this.
    
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Oh yes, I know this, you know this--but the general public will never be convinced of this.
They will eventually. There's no Anti-Bacteria PAC to spread FUD about it
    
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yes yes yes.....

my answer to the article is no we arnt, we arnt even close.

People are running their cars off water on youtube, but when do you think
the world is gonna throw away $4 gas for every car on the road?


Btw you can separate hydrogen from water using high school chemistry , than compressing the hydrogen gas into a tank and injecting it into the motor , its very easy to do.
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They will eventually. There's no Anti-Bacteria PAC to spread FUD about it
Haha, true. But given the fact that the general public is still terrified of the term "nuclear," yet nuclear power has been demonstrated to be quite safe these days, it still hasn't gained much leeway. I'd be surprised if e.coli was given a pass.
    
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post #20 of 31
Fuel sucks. Concentrated solar power plants are like the coolest thing ever, and it requires almost no special technology. We should build tons of them. There are plans to cover the sahara desert with them I think. That should be our main source of energy.

Also, I'm tired of cars. Cars are stupid. Our cities are badly planned to make the cars a necessity. Babyboomers are retarded for thinking that suburbs are awesome. Every 12 seconds, an urban planner kills himself because of how stupid and ugly suburbs are. Cars and roads and the way cities are design is also a proof that people don't understand basic economic principles like opportunity cost, because these things are excessively expensive, and to have that there's a bunch of more awesome stuff we can't have.

So, this fuel thing is irrelevent to me, because I exist only to live in a big arcology powered by concentrated solar power plants.
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