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Old 07-05-2007, 06:36 PM   #11
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Ideally you wouldn't use fossil fuels to make ethanol, anyways. It'* not like refining crude oil doesn't use up energy, too. I don't see the logic in that...
At least the people developing alternative fuels are trying to change or make a difference. The fact is that we have to develop something in order to replace what'* currently in use, and it'* not just going to pop up in your head, it will take years and years of development, and trial and error. There was a time in human history when change was frowned upon, it was called the dark ages, I believe.
Yes, but pick a better resource. grass, garbage, anything else but food. it is driving up the cost of our food and of the food for our food. It is actually driving some farms out of business because their costs have gone through the roof.
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What a retard this guy is...
Hey! I've got a car full of illegal prescriptions and pot in the Car, I'd better do 100mph so the cops can take them.
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downhill with a tail wind isnt enough, i fear.

it seems the car must have been basically falling off a cliff. anyone know what terminal velocity on a prius is?
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Somewhere around 400 mph.
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A prius flew past me once on the highway and i had to be going at least 75 mph myslelf. Wonder how long it took to get there.
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Ideally you wouldn't use fossil fuels to make ethanol, anyways. It'* not like refining crude oil doesn't use up energy, too. I don't see the logic in that...
At least the people developing alternative fuels are trying to change or make a difference. The fact is that we have to develop something in order to replace what'* currently in use, and it'* not just going to pop up in your head, it will take years and years of development, and trial and error. There was a time in human history when change was frowned upon, it was called the dark ages, I believe.
Yes, but pick a better resource. grass, garbage, anything else but food. it is driving up the cost of our food and of the food for our food. It is actually driving some farms out of business because their costs have gone through the roof.
I wouldn't say there isn't any bad side effects of trying to obtain sustainable sources of crude oil.
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