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Old 11-20-2006, 07:51 AM   #21
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Default Re: Life in Denial i.e Stay the Course crowd.

Where are gas prices below $2? Course here in MN it's a mostly Blue state exept for the govna'.
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:05 AM   #22
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Dear Lord.



Please make these predictions even close to accurate.



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The Good Ol' US of A.



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Old 11-20-2006, 09:07 AM   #23
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Shyte! I can't find 'Funny as hell ' in the Moderate drop down list.
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:07 AM   #24
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I always wonder how much money he made from all his 'predictions'. Not a penny I bet. Easier to talk about how smart you are I guess. No wonder he can only afford to ride a crashed out, old piece of crap.
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:26 AM   #25
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I've talked(a couple of years ago) to some of the guys involved in testing the diesel powered KLR650 developed for thr Marine Corps. there were a lot of developmental problems but the Corps was pretty optimistic about working them out. Consensus of opinion was that the concept had applications for the civilian market but technology was probably at least 10 or more years away from making major inroads across a broad spectrum of the motorcycling community. Weight to power and low revving nature were two concerns as I remember As a Harley riding baby boomer GPTB conservative type guy,I know KPAUL thinks I'm a paradigm ridden dinosaur, but I see the need for alternative solutions to the transportation issue. However,people like KPAUL tend to get too excited and overly optimistic about short term viability of new technologies. Diesel powered (even bio diesel) vehicles will be a PART of the solution but it is far from THE solution and its a way off.
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:38 AM   #26
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I have an office in Grand Junction and all the locals can tell you about "the crash." Oil Shale was going to be the next big thing during the Carter years and then the oil price plummeted during the Reagan years and the oil companies left the place like a ghost town.



The infrastructure is there now. You'd be amazed at all the trucks driving around Western CO with Halliburton! painted on the side.
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:03 AM   #27
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you could buy the KLR diesel from the company that was selling them to DoD. The cost was way off(18K) and they limited how many were released to the civilian world. This was in 05.

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Old 11-20-2006, 10:53 AM   #28
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Default Oil Shale facts and data, Buz wrong again

I grew up near both Ca and Cb oil shale tracts in the Piceance Basin in Colorado. I also used to fly over them when I fought wild fires. Oil companies love oil shale and government boondoggle tax breaks to support it. But it takes a hell of lot of energy to make gas from it. As far as the Halliburton thing. That is from all of the oil and gas. Every been to Rangely Buz.. There are still pumping wells out there. More pratical is coal which Colorado still has tons of in the NW portion of the state. Oil shale is the oil companies version of hydrogen. Sexy but not realistic.
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:56 AM   #29
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Ewww. Ick. Gack.
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:58 AM   #30
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I am just a fiscal conservative. Spend my money on appreciating assets i.e real estate, 401K, kids college, etc. My wife doesn't work either. ...When my kids get out of college and we downsize from our current house, I will be able to spend money on bikes like you.
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