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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron River View Post
    I’m an engineer with no engineering education. I learned by experience and a natural understanding of mechanics. The first drill bit that I designed for oil and gas drilling set five published world records in three categories. One was the fastest, another drilled the most footage and yet another drilled for the most hours.

    Who do you expect will arrest me? Or will I be sued by one of the engineering societies that I belonged to while I was designing drilling tools.

    Today I started designing a new type of disc brakes that will have more clamping power, will last much longer and will be lighter than conventional disc brakes.

    A year ago I finished a pickup truck bed shell that is like nothing on the market today. When I put the prototype that I hand built on my HEMI Dodge truck it got 20% better gas mileage.

    Maybe if I was a real engineer the things that have designed and built would work even better.
    You remind me of an older gentleman I ran into many years ago. A good portion of the special auto repair tools sold in parts stores were designed by him. He was a dyslexic high school dropout. His wife ran the business, he couldn't do that end of it. But show him a mechanical repair problem, and he was all over the answer in no time.
    Gill still hasn't said what kind of engineer he is....I smell a phony...
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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    The Germans produced synfuels out of wartime necessity. I think we know more today than we did then, but I also think we'll have more success with synfuels if the economics of it are market driven and not dictated by government fiat.
    You never heard of peace time necessity? Govt never invents or produces anything, but they can provide incentives to the "free market".
    Govt fiat gave us the clean cars we have today.....sometimes the govt gets it right.
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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron River View Post
    I'm an engineer with no engineering education. I learned by experience and a natural understanding of mechanics.
    Reminds me of this guy:

    (Thomas) Edison executed the first of his 1,093 successful U.S. patent applications on 13 October 1868, at the age of 21.

    Edison's Patents - The Edison Papers
    I guess since he had three months of formal education and didn't get a scientist or inventors license he wasn't a scientist or inventor.
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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Govt fiat gave us the clean cars we have today.....sometimes the govt gets it right.
    Government also gave us all of those piggy Hummers and GMC Yukon Denalis, since trucks and SUVs weren't considered "gas guzzlers" under federal law.
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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    Government also gave us all of those piggy Hummers and GMC Yukon Denalis, since trucks and SUVs weren't considered "gas guzzlers" under federal law.
    Not true......they were made and sold because consumers wanted them....the govt never forced GM to make them...
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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    who cares, your opinions are insignificant
    Suit yourself, I have plenty of amusement watching those that ignored peak oil for 40 years running around now whining about the price of gas. Happy motoring!
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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Suit yourself, I have plenty of amusement watching those that ignored peak oil for 40 years running around now whining about the price of gas. Happy motoring!
    They'll enjoy the fruits of our hardwork when they can buy an electric vehicle for a reasonable price (especially with the tax credits being given out). You can get the Chevrolet Volt for $32,000 right now!
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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    Government also gave us all of those piggy Hummers and GMC Yukon Denalis, since trucks and SUVs weren't considered "gas guzzlers" under federal law.
    I am glad the Democrats put an end to that.
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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Suit yourself, I have plenty of amusement watching those that ignored peak oil for 40 years running around now whining about the price of gas. Happy motoring!
    Yet you have no problem with the programs that cause us to use more like ethanol and what has been done to big trucks

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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I am glad the Democrats put an end to that.
    Explain how democrats did that

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