Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The best price for regular gas here is $2.66 we can drive 8 miles and get it for $2.60. In Cleveland, Tennessee a good price is $2.67.
It will be hard for folks outside the huge cities to start using bus service. For one reason there are no bus stops or station here, so busses no longer run in Belmont. They have been gone for forty years. We are addicted to cars. Car pooling is out, because a person never knows when they will have to rush home, etc. There are a million excuses for not using or wanting mass transit, and mostly they are excuses because we like the freedom of our own vehicle.
Since I have never lived in a huge city where there was little or no parking available, I haven’t faced looking for parking. We lived in Arlington (practically DC), but we had parking provided.


This is a hydrogen fuel cell car in London, it is a Mercedes.
I think we must face facts; we are going to continue to use OIL/Gasoline & diesel for at least the next twenty years. We have our own oil here in the USA. I am of the opinion as one politician says, “Drill here, Drill now!” In the interim our top minds should be looking at an alternate energy source. President Kennedy made a statement about putting a man on the moon, it was a goal, WE did it.

BMW Hydrogen car.
Bush was a proponent of the hydrogen car, one that runs off water. IT does this by separating the H2 from the O in H20, and firing the Hydrogen in the engine. It is possible and it is being done, but not on the front burner. Getting the man to the moon was not as important as the alternate fuel and we can do it. I hope someone get’s inspired and says, “We will be energy independent by2015.” We could do it.
Battery power is good, but it wastes a lot of natural resources we can us some other way. I read the estimated cost of changing the batteries in a hybrid is close to $2000. Plus we have used tons of lead. So what is the answer? It may not be hydrogen, but it is something.
Natural progression: We walked, then we boated and road horses, then the steam engine trains took the day. Someone developed a bicycle to get us around and the horse was replaced partly. Then the gasoline engine, planes, jets and rockets, mostly centered on oil. Solar energy works on the space station, but they never have a cloudy day.
What do you envision? We know we will run out of OIL at some time in the future.
Nite Shipslog
PS:
Man with one
Chopstick go hungry.
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Man who scratch butt
Should not bite fingernails.
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6 comments:

Paula said...

I like the last two pieces of advice to man. I'm more worried about running out of water then oil or a least a shortage of water.

Fred Alton said...

I'm for H20 cars! Would salt water work as well? Or would we have to deal with more rust? I do believe with you that we could become energy independent if we (the American public) would stand for it. However, it might mean we would have to give up the luxury of our 4X4's, motor homes, and such like. I'm all for it if I can keep my pick-up!!! ♠ And maybe my Cessna? ♠

That corgi :) said...

I would take public transportation if it was more available; rode buses all around growing up since we didn't have cars

gas here for regular grade is about $2.99 a gallon

betty

Jen said...

If public transportation was more convenient, a lot more people would use it. We don't have enough oil to sustain ourselves for long and what we do have is expensive to drill. We need to fund research on alternative fuel. I'd rather my taxes went to pay for that instead of a war over oil.

Sayit-baldys said...

ANCIENT HISTORY, INFORMATIVE IN HOLY BIBLE.

NILE RIVER AND TIGRESS EUPHRATES RIVERS.
WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT ?
AS NOW, FARMING PROVIDES NECESSARY FOOD FOR LIFE. OF COURSE FISH CONTRIBUTE TO FOOD SUPPLY.
JESUS WAS EXPERT AT FISHING. (IN THE NEW TESTAMENT). WE ONLY HAVE RECORD OF ABOUT THIRTY TWO YEARS OF JESUS BEING ON EARTH.

WHY SO MANY PREVIOUS YEARS OF FARMING THE NILE VALLEY WITH OXEN AND CRUDE FARM TOOLS ?

THE POINT THAT IS BEING MADE HERE IS THAT GOD HAS CONTROL AND CAN EXTEND AND USE HIS POWER WHEN AND WHERE HE WILLS.
SOMEONE WAS BORN WITH A BRAIN THAT BROUGHT FORTH A WHEEL TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION ALONG WITH A SLED.

GOD TOOK HIS TIME TO BRING FORTH HUMANS WITH BRAINS TO INVENT BOW AND ARROWS, SWORDS, SAILBOATS AND AS CENTURIES CAME AND WENT, GUNPOWDER AND CRUDE FIREARMS.

DURING THESE ERAS THE POPULATIONS WERE INCREASING IN ASIA, AFRICA, EUROPE, AND OF COURSE THE NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICAS. WE DO NOT REALLY KNOW HOW MANY THOUSANDS OF YEARS BACK THAT THESE COUNTRIES WERE INHABITED.

WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT ONLY IN THE RECENT CENTURIES HAVE INVENTIONS 'SNOWBALLED'IN THE PRESENT WORLDLY CONDITION THAT VERY SERIOUS PROBLEMS ARE OCCURING.

BACK TO THE ANCIENT HISTORY, LEADERS OF OLDER COUNTRIES HAD AND USED POWER TO IMPOSE SLAVERY ON PEOPLES CONSIDERED AS 'THE ENEMY'. WE CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THE HOLY BIBLE TO BE TRUE HISTORY AND THAT OUR GOD THAT WE WORSHIP HAS THE POWER TO CONTROL UNFAIR LEADERS OF COUNTRIES.
WHY THOUSANDS OF YEARS WITH VERY FEW INVENTIONS ? CHECK ANCIENT HISTORY AT THE LIBRARY AND COMPARE TO THE OLD TESTAMENT.

GOD ALLOWED 'DESPOTS' TO CONTROL POPULATIONS. WE CHRISTIANS ARE A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE WORLD POPULATION NOW. TIME TO GET SERIOUS WITH PRAYERS TO GOD TO PLEASE CORRECT THE EVILS AND GET THE WORLD'S POPULATIONS ON THE RIGHT PATH. sam

ρομπερτ said...

On average it takes people to find a parking lot about 40 minutes ! sometimes less, other and many more times very long.
One would love to save this entry and re-read it in about two decades, proofing that you might be indeed right.
Please have you all a wonderful Friday.