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Old 08-14-2006, 06:43 AM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Since France choose to deny the US access to their air space when it was critical that they did, I have since developed a bad taste for anything French.

Driver &gt; both of us! The only thing I can recall in history these guys did good for us was help the US during the Revolution and the War of 1812. I'd say we have more than paid them for that assistance.

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Old 08-14-2006, 12:01 PM   #16
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That has to be the future of the globe. Ethanol is touted as an alternative fuel. However, it takes about 1.8 gallons of petroleum based fuel to make 1 gallon of ethanol if you track fuel consumption from tilling the ground, to the completion of converting plant life into that gallon of ethanol. Ethanol has about 55% of the energy in 1 gallon of gas. That's what I've read anyway.

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Old 08-14-2006, 02:06 PM   #17
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The other thing is, the French owned Michelin Tire company passed off the combat assault vehicle tires known as the XRV (Extreme Retreat Velocity) as a high speed stable tire for use in the United States on recreational vehicles.
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Okay, how do you add a picture to your signature?

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DavidMc:
Hello Toby,
When you open up a thread(conversation) on the forum, there are a set of action buttons at the top.

The "Go" button leads to choices that include "Personal Zone" which then offers "Profile". Click on the "Profile" to bring up a new screen where you will find the option to "View/Edit Complete Profile".

That link will bring up yet another screen where you can add "stuff" to the signature block. Enjoy ! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Lukeaa has it totally correct. If, and only if, we open to nuclear power, we can afford H powered vehicles. And Ray,IN also has it correct. It takes more power (oil) to generate alternatives using current allowed methodology. Corn fuel is a politicians delight.. Tons of votes from the corn belt.

Americans have their heads in the sand. We need to get ahead of the curve or we will continue going down the tubes and continue to move toward becoming a third world country.. Politics and pandering to the Sierra Club has really tied our hands in saving oil.. course this is my very biased perspective
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What happened to the "Burns anything combustable" gas turbine. I know from driving one at Greyhound in the early '70's it only got 2mpg using diesel fuel.

It likes to run at a steady, high rpm, unlike the gas or diesel engine that constantly raises and lowers the rpm.

This, combined with a gernerator and electric motors on the drive axle's, would seem to be more practical. If you run low on fuel just stop at a liqoure store and pick up some Vodka on sale.

Who, in this monopoly controled country, decided that our present gas or diesel engine was the only answer?

Brazil runs straight alcohol? Can't we?

I say that anyone that comes along with a practical, cheap alternative to the gas engine will have a fatal accident with in the first few months. That, or be given a choice of never being heard from again.

What about the synthetic fuel the Germans used in WWII?

Like it or not we're in a dictatorship that allows us to freely vote for them every time.

How about fueling our vehicles on "Crapola" because it is cheap and available everywhere you turn.

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