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    • Sat, Mar 24, 2012 - 05:13pm

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      wolfstemple

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      FriscoMike wrote:Just

    FriscoMike wrote:

    Just curious to know your thoughts on the stagnate demand.  Is it the oppressive administration?  Is it the recent cost increase?  Is it overall better fuel efficient vehicles?

    After the 1970s, into the 80s, there was a long term impact decreasing demand.  A combination of both coming off a bad economy and more efficient (smaller) cars.

    IMO, the admin would love cheap gas, but there is no way for it to determine that and it’s the same thing – economy and more efficient cars.  In the 1970s, we had huge boats that passed as cars, back in the 00’s, it was every other person having SUVs.  But mostly it’s the economy.

    • Sat, Mar 24, 2012 - 05:04pm

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       Ok, I’m trying to work

     Ok, I’m trying to work through the math (physics really isn’t my forte), and on a wattage basis it seems a bit more reasonable (though overstated still) but on a caloric basis I just can’t make it work.

    I have a recumbent bike that tells me wattage, and on all the excercise places, 100W is light effort and 200W is vigorous (Lance Armstrong can sustain 500W for 20 mins).

    The thing is, if I drive my car with 1 gallon on flat terrain and get 35 miles away, I can see it taking around 50 hours (6 work days) getting it back.  Or doing it with 5 other people and taking a whole day.  It taking 12 weeks (or 2 weeks with 6 people) just seems wrong.  I have pushed cars a ways single-handlely before (even vans) and just, no.  Back in WW1, when all the artillery pieces were pushed by humans/horses, it would have taken forever to get anywhere but didn’t – it was slow, but it just didn’t take them 3 days to go a mile.

    I wish I put this topic in 17a specific chat.  This is really all I can criticize on crash course from what I checked out, and the point still stands, gas does a lot of the labor for us.  But I’m justr trying to wrap my head around this.

    • Sat, Mar 17, 2012 - 06:06am

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      Romans12.2 wrote:I want to

    Romans12.2 wrote:

    I want to pay off our 8k credit card debt, my husband says no – just make minimum payments.

    I know it’s probably way too late, but any half-way decent financial advisor would tell you to pay off the credit card and fast.  Their rates are like around 30% and that means any investment has to produce about that just to start paying off.

    • Sat, Mar 17, 2012 - 02:57am

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       Oh, okay, I googled the

     Oh, okay, I googled the title and the original article makes it more clear that it’s written by someone else:

    http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/protecting-yourself-against-crime-and-violence/51463

     

    Thanks for the clarification and other info.  I actually got recommended Chris Martenson’s presentation at the Gold & Silver Meeting in Madrid on Youtube on Reddit a few weeks back which is how I’m getting all this.

    I already knew about Peak Oil and seen Dr. Albert Bartlett’s exceptional lecture 5+ years back but it never clicked that it was so, well, in my lifetime, tbh.

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