Exploring Hydrocarbon Depletion
onlooker wrote:Fascinating commentary Squil. You have touched in fact on what now appears to be the trigger that will collapse our socio-economic system. The rights you speak of meaning money as a representation of tangible goods/services. Yes, many poor people on the planet. They now cannot afford to buy the gas or oil which is the prime energy source. So, a shock is coming to the energy system. The Oil Industry is fast losing money as the combination of a weak consumer sector worldwide and rising costs make the production of Oil ever more problematic. So we are reaching fast the point whereby the weakness of the consumer Economy is precipitating fatal weakness in our most vital sector, the energy sector. Basically, around the point when the energy derived from producing in this case Oil is less than the energy required to produce it. So that now appears to me will be the catalyst for economic collapse.
This kind of thinking means that to survive collapse you need to be on the lookout for the first signs and then bail QUICK.
There was a time not all that long ago that most folks had a sense of civic duty so that their first instincts when faced with a perceived societal threat would be to pull together. Back then they would think of someone with the above sentiment as aberrant and very abnormal.
I also think this is very aberrant.
vtsnowedin wrote:The problem with wooden covered bridges is the weight of concrete trucks, county plow trucks and fire engines. Some of these top out at 100,000 lbs when fully loaded so a safety factor of three requires a bridge built for 300,000 and that takes steel and concrete.
VTAOT is replacing the decks of two nearly identical bridges in my village. Bid price for the two over four million dollars.
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