Re: alternatives to big oil and if they can be allowed to happen....

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Thu Feb 03 2000 - 06:38:14 MST

On Wed, 2 Feb 2000, Spike Jones wrote:

> However, these projections assume a continuation of the comically
> wasteful way in which we use power today, simply because we
> have so much of it, free, just waiting to be pumped out of the ground.
> If energy were to cost more, we might get a little smarter about its use,
> but in the meantime, what argument could I offer my humvee driving
> neighbor as to why this is not a good thing? spike

Spike, when rational thinking doesn't work, the best solution is to
rationalize the entire situation. On the first of every month as he is
climbing into his humvee, take him over a hot cream cheese bagal
(or some other gift to grease the social mills) and tell him
how much you want to thank him for making your life *sooo* very
much nicer in the future. When he asks what you are talking about,
explain that in these days of environmental conservatism there are
precious few people willing to pay lots of money to subsidize the
increase the global (atmospheric) carbon resource that we will all
be able to draw on for free in the future.

He is one heck of a nice guy your neighbor. Throw in some jelly with
the cream cheese for me.


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