[extropy-chat] Debate on Peak Oil

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Tue May 3 23:56:22 UTC 2005

--- Alfio Puglisi <puglisi at arcetri.astro.it> wrote:
> On Tue, 3 May 2005, Mike Lorrey wrote:
> >As most eurogas pricess are taxes, how much of those taxes actually
> go to
> >reducing alleged greenhouse gasses???
> Most of it just goes into the general state budget, so it's going
> into the
> major spending items like health care, public pensions and so on. But
> greenhouse gasses are reduced, because you burn less gas for each
> dollar/euro spent. 

Pollution reduction through deterrence? This pretty much confirms what
I've repeatedly said here: the 'coincidence' of most supporters of
global warming (and peak oil) being from europe, and europes:
a) dismal economic competetiveness
b) incredibly high taxes on gasoline and other energy sources, which
are spent almost entirely on funding their economy-destroying welfare
state programs and not on actual pollution reduction,

Clearly leads anyone with rational faculties to the obvious conclusion
that both global warming and peak oil are political myths intended as
propaganda to convince the American people to castrate themselves
economically so that europe may compete without having to give up its

> Not that most people like it, but they just don't know
> about the US. When I mention $0.25/liter gas they are amazed.

Funny, when people here gripe about high prices, all the Naderites
point to europes prices.

Mike Lorrey
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
                                      -William Pitt (1759-1806) 
Blog: http://intlib.blogspot.com

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