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So whats so special about Crude Oil?

“Oil gave us a once-in-the-history-of-the-planet chance to build a sustainable industrial infrastructure, one that would provide a high standard of living by running on current solar income rather than by drawing down the planetary stock of capital, and so far, we’ve blown it. ´
''Oil gave us a once-in-the-history-of-the-planet chance''

I wanted to just take a moment to consider this claim. I feel it is a fairly big claim, one that is heard very often and accepted as being correct without question.

Personally I think any claims that one is being presented with under the billing ´a once in a life time opportunity´, should be examined very carefully. Often when presented with such entreaties the person claiming to be pointing out the rarity of the opportunity on offer is not without self interest in one taking the supposedly rare choice.

When back in the 1920's oil was adopted as the primary power source along with Coal the state of technology with respec…

Tin Man, America

At an interesting point in the road, two road signs one says ´ where did it all go wrong''' the other ´ you are headed this way, the right way .
One often wonders whether which ever path one takes will be adopted as the right one, Watching Lead Balloon last night and seeing Jack Dees hilarious ptolmic epicycles used in vain to justify ever more unjustifiable absurdities, convincing not even himself.
Anyway, this brings to mind this wonderful quote of George Bernard Shaw.
“A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.”

Sometimes late when things are real
And people share the gift of gab between themselves
Some are quick to take the bait
And catch the perfect prize that waits among the shelves

But Oz nev…