[ExI] Wash post comment

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Sat May 19 08:55:23 UTC 2012

On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 3:28 PM, Jeff Davis <jrd1415 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm so tired of the dance of doom.  I prefer enhancement, starships,
> and a sunny singularity.  I choose joy.

I choose abundance with you.

> If tar sands are economically
> feasible at oil prices above $20/barrel -- and as you no doubt know,
> we're currently hovering around $95 per,

When I hear about the economics of tar sands, I often wonder if they
compute in the cost of the environmental cleanup that will have to
come later. The tar sands mines in Canada make strip mining coal look
downright clean. So while I'm not a rabid environmentalist, I do have
some concerns about that. Sure, fracking might mess up some ground
water here and there, but those tar sand mines, whew!

I read the other day that there are seven times the value of oil based
derivatives than the known world reserves of oil. I don't know if it
is true, or if it is even relevant to our lives or reality in general,
but if someone knows whether this is a real problem or not would try
to explain it to the rest of us, I'm all ears.


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