>In a message dated 97-04-29 18:17:56 EDT, you write:
>><< There are lots of urban legends out there about great inventions that
>> been suppressed by The Powers That Be. In these stories, They seem to use
> >threats, media blackouts, and murders that look like accidents. I am
> >willing to believe that all such stories are bunk. However, there is
> >another way to suppress an invention: licence the patent, and then don't
> >manufacture it. This is entirely legal, though people don't tend to talk
> >about it, as it is anti-social. Does anyone know of a time when this has
> >definitely happened? >>
>Definately. There are 65 alternative energy patents bought up by the oil
>companies and they're not using them. When asked why they dont they reply
>"Only when we have to".
That's interesting - where did you get that from so I can find out more?