vtsnowedin wrote::razz: We should start shipping them potable water by the supertanker load. Sell it to them for say $10 per barrel. The water to oil ratio will become the new world monetary standard and the dollar will get pegged to it as well as all other world currencies.
Good idea! We could use sail-powered ships.
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