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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:00:19 AM

too bad article is missing, but we do need to find ways to make diesel cheaper.
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my2002m
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 11:21:38 PM

Too small to make a real dent in our supply needs.
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zaq001
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:22:50 PM

ok
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tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 12:34:00 PM

The depletion of world rock phosphate reserves will restrict the amount of food that can be grown, a situation that can only be compounded by the production of biofuels, including the potential large-scale generation of diesel from algae.

Cheaper alternative fuels from algae, bacteria, the biomass or the waste stream. Cheaper renewable energy from solar, wind, hydro, thermal, tidal and/or nuclear to replace the oil that will not be there some day.
Biofuel, bio gasoline, biodiesel from algae grown with help of the local waste treatment plant. Rid the planet of human waste and grow algae for fuel at the same time.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle is, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using ‘other’ forms of transportation or car pool to lower your cost for transportation.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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katmandue
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 11:15:50 AM

we need to fuel a solution
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dan30thz28
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:06:58 AM

We need some kind of fuel solution.
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ILVET
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:20:55 AM

Everyday farmland that once grew food is being bought and converted to housing that we dont need. But thats ok as our egos for living in a brand new overpriced house is much more important then our stomachs! You want to know the problem in our country? Look in any mirror for the answer.
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Ticobird
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:05:31 AM

The author tries to bully your thinking with pseudo facts to conform to his way of thinking. I do not accept his premise's and do I agree with his conclusions.
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cableman31
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:03:09 AM

Very interesting. The first article today that made sense.
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RNCII
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:02:40 AM

So if we use the phoshate to grow fuel we can't use it to grow food.
Food vs fuel again. Not the why to go.
If that leaves us solar and wind power we are going to be in sad shape as we are starving for food and fuel.
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icer06
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:02:09 AM

ok
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Marson
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:01:45 AM

Que pasa?
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teatiger
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:00:34 AM

i will have to reread this one...
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rogerparry
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:00:13 AM

What happened?
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paul12011
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:59:28 AM

what???
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2khawk
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:58:47 AM

Huh?
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HDUltra03
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:58:45 AM

What article?
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millerin
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:57:02 AM

i could not open the article.
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billk44077
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:56:00 AM

Probably not
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madison8359
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:55:53 AM

We have to kick the oil addiction so why not try something different.
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Valricoslash
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:55:28 AM

No substituting fuel for food. We need to stop this silliness now.
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foggiest1
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:55:27 AM

no article to read.

Happy Monday!
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yonasb
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:55:07 AM

Wow
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sailfreeMI
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:54:58 AM

OK
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speedraider
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:54:57 AM

not hard to say we need oil.
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INBwana
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:54:26 AM

More guess work. Some day we may run out of sunlight also.
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FBI2991
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:53:20 AM

No ethanol from food
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UncaLar
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:53:16 AM

It's always something!
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skitard
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:52:38 AM

We are not going to run out of oil! Lies Lies Lies!!
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GasholeMI
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:52:17 AM

So, in other words, we should not fear peak oil but fear peak rock phosphate?

We should fear the lack of jobs and squandering of taxpayer money more.
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DieselCash
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:49:51 AM

every year some clown comes out and states we are going to run out of oil by so and so. We somehow just keep finding more.

green = waste
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grandmacbc
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:49:45 AM

Dick Tracy and Buck Roger type gadgets were seen as pipe dreams. Look where we are now? So who knows where we will be for sure by the time this potential crisis is real?
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lkozark
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:49:42 AM

Everybody wants their piece of the pie.
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1cheapgasin
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:49:36 AM

More govt. waste.
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belladog
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:49:23 AM

above my pay grade
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Mariuxus
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:47:57 AM

So..what else is new....slow monday..
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A2J
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:47:40 AM

lots of thoughts..,
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Paw5X
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:46:51 AM

We need to do something before we run out of crude oil!
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Candy4430
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:45:51 AM

Not good...
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rnlunder
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:45:21 AM

I have never been a fan of any BioFuels that take food out of peoples mouths.
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:44:15 AM

I want to hold the key to the future, that's why I am secretly waiting on a patent for my anti-gravity, anti-matter, power machine. No worries I will not use my new found power and money to rule the world, maybe the block I live on though, perhaps.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:42:33 AM

ok
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schvanda63
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:42:25 AM

"Jer 10:23. man cannot direct his step. we cant do anything properly."

And to REALLY screw it up,give it to the government.
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1stClicker
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:42:13 AM

I read the article as well Cuzilla. Drill, build refineries and put the Keystone pipeline in.
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savannahoaks
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:41:51 AM

You could run a similar story that solar may never hold the key to the future(too expensive). Or electric cars(too limited, too expensive, the technology is always just around the corner). Or ethanol(too expensive, does not reduce oil consumption).
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rockymountman
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:40:32 AM

Jer 10:23. man cannot direct his step. we cant do anything properly.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:40:07 AM

More good news?
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BrucePen
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:39:18 AM

This message brought to you by the propaganda machine at Big Oil.
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PENNYPINCHR
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:38:57 AM

I couldn't agree more. Increase production in the US. Drill Baby Drill....
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Cuzilla
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:38:46 AM

Someone is finally starting to understand the importance of Phosphorus in the life cycle of life on the planet. But this concern is not new. I first read about it in an essay by Isaac Asimov back in the 70s. Asimov called it "The Bottleneck of Life."
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