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    Re: PetroChina buys entire Alberta oilsands project

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
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    Since no one else in this thread has said that they want to eliminate motorized transportation in order to save the world, I thought it was your idea. Are you saying it was just a strawman?
    Nowhere did i say I was trying to save the world. If you knew what straw-man meant you wouldn't be bothering with this silliness.

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    Re: PetroChina buys entire Alberta oilsands project

    Alright j-mac, no more excuses. A replacement for your F-150 is just around the corner. The smart for-us electric pick-up breaks cover in Detroit


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    Re: PetroChina buys entire Alberta oilsands project

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Even if all Americans put away their cars, motorcycles, etc and all started riding bicycles like the Chinese once did, it would still not save the world. It would only mean America would be a third world country still trillions of dollars in debt and with everyone else using the oil Americans rejected.
    U.S. oil consumption has decreased year-over-year, every year, (IIRC) since the 1990's.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: PetroChina buys entire Alberta oilsands project

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    U.S. oil consumption has decreased year-over-year, every year, (IIRC) since the 1990's.
    Not true. U.S. oil consumption has dropped since the recession began in 2007, but had increased every year before that except for additional brief drops during previous recessions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    U.S. oil consumption has decreased year-over-year, every year, (IIRC) since the 1990's.
    And what have epa, and other regulations done to pricing since that time? Telling half the story doesn't win you anything...

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    Re: PetroChina buys entire Alberta oilsands project

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    And what have epa, and other regulations done to pricing since that time? Telling half the story doesn't win you anything...

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    Apparently they've made gas a lot cheaper here than it is in most of the civilized world.

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    Re: PetroChina buys entire Alberta oilsands project

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Alright j-mac, no more excuses. A replacement for your F-150 is just around the corner. The smart for-us electric pick-up breaks cover in Detroit

    The designers must have hit paydirt with the "ugly look". Jezus that thing's horrid.

    I'll take an old Rancharo or El Camino that spits plumes of blue smoke and backfires first.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: PetroChina buys entire Alberta oilsands project

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    The designers must have hit paydirt with the "ugly look". Jezus that thing's horrid.

    I'll take an old Rancharo or El Camino that spits plumes of blue smoke and backfires first.
    Jeez, ain't that the truth !!!

    Don't think it can haul many sheets of plywood either.

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    Re: PetroChina buys entire Alberta oilsands project

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Not true. U.S. oil consumption has dropped since the recession began in 2007, but had increased every year before that except for additional brief drops during previous recessions.
    Irrelevant, because

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Even if all Americans put away their cars, motorcycles, etc and all started riding bicycles like the Chinese once did, it would still not save the world. [...]

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    Re: PetroChina buys entire Alberta oilsands project

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Irrelevant, because
    My post would have been irrelevant if I'd been replying to the member you quoted. Unfortunately for you, I wasn't so your post is irrelevant.

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