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(NewsMax)   We have been told that we would run out of oil in 10 years since the 1920s. We still have oil   (newsmax.com) divider line 86
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2002-04-22 08:33:18 AM  
Anybody remember 'The Energy Crisis' in the mid-late 70's? What a load of crap. I can still remember the commercials; 'By the time your children are your age, there won't be enough energy left...'
 
2002-04-22 10:02:12 AM  
When are we due to run out of scaremongering warnings?
 
2002-04-22 11:11:59 AM  
Of course, this means that we should continually chug oil at extreme rates and make even more cars that get 1.5 mpg!
 
2002-04-22 12:39:19 PM  
If NEWSMAX said it it MUST be true!!!
 
2002-04-22 12:46:12 PM  
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Here at our multi-billion dollar refinery in Fairbanks, we're extracting 2.5 billion barrels of crude oil each day from teenagers faces.
 
2002-04-22 12:47:35 PM  
One more NEWSMAX link with an OBVIOUS tag and I'll make it my personal mission in life to destroy FARK.

Anyone who thinks oil is an unlimited resource is retarded. Just because there are catastrophists out there who grab the ears of the media doesn't mean there isn't truth behind what you hear.
 
2002-04-22 12:57:12 PM  
This is from CNS, but they link to it from newsmax just because of the flame war possibility.

Oil isn't unlimited, but the more we use up, the harder it is to get the rest of it. Economic pressure means we'll eventually switch over to nuclear power and more plentiful sources. Trying to scare up a crisis in the mean time is just ridiculous.
 
2002-04-22 12:58:04 PM  

Fark the oil crisis ! I don't care, as long as my Cherry 2000 never runs out of power, Im GTG for 14 minutes !


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2002-04-22 12:58:33 PM  
this website is so fvcking farked
F U fark, goodbye you fvcking farking fvckers... F U
 
2002-04-22 01:01:38 PM  
 
2002-04-22 01:01:57 PM  
Ok, so in 10 years we will be breathing completely pure air at an average global temperature of 150 F. We have an infinite supply of fossil fuels (provided we don't use them or God continues to provide more). There will be plenty of species of life on Earth (of course all of the mammals will be dead; 2/3(something like that) of the species are insects).
I'm relieved, how bout you?
 
2002-04-22 01:04:45 PM  
We may hot be out.. but I sure miss the $0.25 a gallon days!
 
2002-04-22 01:05:55 PM  
It's beCause we've been told for so long that we're running out of oil that we still have some left.
 
2002-04-22 01:05:55 PM  
we have been out of oil for nearly 70 years. thank my god we have found the secret to converting carbon-based lifeforms into a petroleum-like product that can be refined into an energy yielding compound similar to the leaded fuels of yesteryear. as long as we don't run out of those in the next ten years...
 
2002-04-22 01:14:17 PM  

Runtime: 89.60 sec -- Mon Apr 22 13:04:47 2002

It took me almost a minute and a half to get to this page ... an experience sort of like morse code on a shortwave radio. Time to bounce the SQL Server.

Oh, and oil? I don't even want to know where 'baby oil' comes from.

 
2002-04-22 01:18:55 PM  
"The oil-age is not going to come to an end because of a lack of oil, just like the stone-age did not come to an end because of a lack of stone."

We ran out of stones?
 
2002-04-22 01:36:38 PM  
All Newsmax post should have the DUMBASS tag. You have to be one to read that crap.
 
2002-04-22 01:38:53 PM  
"We have been told that we would run out of oil in 10 years since the 1920s. We still have oil"

Conclusion: We will always have oil.

Brilliant.
 
2002-04-22 01:39:16 PM  
I'm not too worried about running out of oil. We already can run cars and such off of fuel cells. We'll get off of oil when the oil industry is good and ready to let us get off of oil. Isn't that right, Dubya?
 
2002-04-22 02:00:18 PM  
Bjorn Lomborg. Scientific American tore him a new asshole last month.

http://www.sciam.com/2002/0502issue/0502lettersbox1.html

Make sure you scroll down to see the editor's reply.
 
2002-04-22 02:11:07 PM  
I suppose that mentioning the loss of marine life in large expanses of our oceans, the increasing frequency of algae blooms, and the continuing droughts that have been brought on by a combination of cyclical climatic change, and the contribution of green house gases, and thermal pollution that is altering weather patterns would just be "lefty" rhetoric and scaremongering. The fact that fishermen across the Eastern Seaboard have been reporting smaller and smaller catches for the last ten years, forcing them further and further out to make a living, and watching foreign factory fishing boats spreadig gill nets to "sweep" to ocean is just goofy I suppose. It's nice that NewsMax is such a knee-jerk rightist rag that it can ignore warning signs. *sigh*
 
2002-04-22 02:17:47 PM  
Two Newsmax posts... yeah... what were those folks saying about Fark being liberal? (Not trying to insinuate that Fark is conservative, just that such bullshiat claims are exactly that: bullshiat)

Was the author a scientist on the payroll of an oil company? Oh, wait: corporations NEVER lie to protect their interests, and only non-profit awareness groups do. I should have known all along!
 
2002-04-22 02:18:20 PM  
<scaremongering>Boston had the hottest April day in history this month. And today it's snowing.</scaremongering>

Perfectly normal. Move along now, nothing to see here.
 
2002-04-22 02:27:21 PM  
The long and the short of it is:

If we were running out of oil not only would it be more expensive (simple economics anyone...Supply and Demand), but alternative power would be far more popular.

I'm all for alternative power, but until it becomes mainstream, there is no point is scaremonger tacticts (Does anyone remember "Earth Shift" from the late 70's early 80's? or what about the next ice age during the 70's?) I think you have to look at it more scientifically (that Bjork guy is a moron and so are some of the green peace and Earth First idiots) and calm down...I mean damn.
 
2002-04-22 02:29:37 PM  
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Things aren't as scary as they might seem. The way OPEC is controlling supplies we're more likely to stay in the 1-2% range of growth.
 
2002-04-22 02:30:34 PM  
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Things aren't as scary as they might seem. The way OPEC is controlling supplies we're more likely to stay in the 1-2% range of growth.
 
2002-04-22 02:32:04 PM  
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Things aren't as scary as they might seem. The way OPEC is controlling supplies we're more likely to stay in the 1-2% range of growth.
 
2002-04-22 02:34:08 PM  
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Things aren't as scary as they might seem. The way OPEC is controlling supplies we're more likely to stay in the 1-2% range of growth.
 
2002-04-22 02:35:29 PM  
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Things aren't as scary as they might seem. The way OPEC is controlling supplies we're more likely to stay in the 1-2% range of growth.
 
2002-04-22 02:35:30 PM  
[image from eia.doe.gov too old to be available]

Things aren't as scary as they might seem. The way OPEC is controlling supplies we're more likely to stay in the 1-2% range of growth.
 
2002-04-22 02:35:31 PM  
[image from eia.doe.gov too old to be available]

Things aren't as scary as they might seem. The way OPEC is controlling supplies we're more likely to stay in the 1-2% range of growth.
 
2002-04-22 02:35:31 PM  
[image from eia.doe.gov too old to be available]

Things aren't as scary as they might seem. The way OPEC is controlling supplies we're more likely to stay in the 1-2% range of growth.
 
2002-04-22 02:35:32 PM  
[image from eia.doe.gov too old to be available]

Things aren't as scary as they might seem. The way OPEC is controlling supplies we're more likely to stay in the 1-2% range of growth.
 
2002-04-22 02:35:34 PM  
[image from eia.doe.gov too old to be available]

Things aren't as scary as they might seem. The way OPEC is controlling supplies we're more likely to stay in the 1-2% range of growth.
 
2002-04-22 02:35:34 PM  
[image from eia.doe.gov too old to be available]

Things aren't as scary as they might seem. The way OPEC is controlling supplies we're more likely to stay in the 1-2% range of growth.
 
2002-04-22 02:35:34 PM  
[image from eia.doe.gov too old to be available]

Things aren't as scary as they might seem. The way OPEC is controlling supplies we're more likely to stay in the 1-2% range of growth.
 
2002-04-22 02:35:34 PM  
[image from eia.doe.gov too old to be available]

Things aren't as scary as they might seem. The way OPEC is controlling supplies we're more likely to stay in the 1-2% range of growth.
 
2002-04-22 02:35:34 PM  
[image from eia.doe.gov too old to be available]

Things aren't as scary as they might seem. The way OPEC is controlling supplies we're more likely to stay in the 1-2% range of growth.
 
2002-04-22 02:35:34 PM  
[image from eia.doe.gov too old to be available]

Things aren't as scary as they might seem. The way OPEC is controlling supplies we're more likely to stay in the 1-2% range of growth.
 
2002-04-22 02:38:44 PM  
Way to spam Enigmamf!!
 
2002-04-22 02:39:44 PM  
Shoot! The farking fark server was sitting for a couple minutes when I clicked sumbit, so I did it again... waited a minute, did it again... another minute, another try, so I clicked add a billion times... Apparently all those tries got through... Ooops. Well those 15 reposts are what you get for having such a stinking slow server.
 
2002-04-22 02:40:18 PM  
By the way, what happened to the repost filter?
 
2002-04-22 02:40:57 PM  
It took me a few times, but I *think* I hear you now :)
 
2002-04-22 02:43:40 PM  
An interesting article from an old Wired magazine has a theory that oil isn't focil based, as commonly thought, but that it's a basic substance that could quite possibly be found in all non gas-giant planets.

It's long, but a good read.
 
2002-04-22 02:45:56 PM  
At least you make Fark LOOK academic. But I do like your post...I think you are on the money
 
2002-04-22 02:47:03 PM  
CanuckGuy: Wasn't that a hoax? (IRRC)
 
2002-04-22 02:52:28 PM  
i hope we run out of oil this afternoon. it's about friggin' time.
 
2002-04-22 02:52:49 PM  
Wow, a NewsMax double whammy! :o I still want my hydrogen powered car (combustible hydrogen is great, BMW made a hydrogen-powered 7-series that makes **380 horsepower**). Until then, the Ford Excursions can suck it.
 
2002-04-22 02:54:34 PM  
What I don't understand are these people that buy these BIG ASS SUVs and NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER take them off road or haul stuff with them or use them as they are supposed to be used...I don't understand why people have to have this big ass truck to haul around 2 kids and a soccer ball...

Bah...
 
2002-04-22 02:55:28 PM  
Boot20 Dunno, I never heard anything else about it. But It did mention in the article that a lot of geologists didn't take him seriously.

Either way, it was interesting.
 
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