Re: Suppressed inventions
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 18:32:14 -0400 (EDT)

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".