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    Behind the Numbers on Energy Return on Investment...

    Behind the Numbers on Energy Return on Investment
  2. I am referring to drugs in general.

    For your first point, what you have are not "capitalist rules" but the absence of such, as the patent holder has no say on the matter, and what you call the "anticapitalist" government allows anyone...
  3. For your first point, what you have are not...

    You mean "If this were a capitalist society, a capitalist system and had capitalist rules, then anybody capable of doing it competently would be allowed to manufacture and sell Daraprim -- and an...
  4. The Federal Reserve is essentially a private...

    The Federal Reserve is essentially a private consortium of Wall Street banks, which with robber barons have been controlling the U.S. economy for more than a century. Given that, one cannot argue...
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    If prosperity cannot be maintained given limits...

    If prosperity cannot be maintained given limits to growth, then religion may return, but not in the way most imagine.
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    The issue may also be seen in light of population...

    The issue may also be seen in light of population aging.
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    I got the info from another forum, i.e.,...

    But, in my small city there are well over fifty churches, including 30 Baptist churches, several Methodist churches, one upscale Episcopal church, one Mormon church, one small Catholic Church, many...
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    From what I know, Church attendance, etc., has...

    From what I know, Church attendance, etc., has been going down steadily since the 1960s, and more so in places where prosperity is growing. The catch is that prosperity is ultimately based on...
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    Also, check out "Why EROI Matters...

    Also, check out "Why EROI Matters". One reason why energy returns for renewable energy are low is because oil is needed (as fuel and petrochemicals) for mining, manufacturing, and shipping of various...
  11. The second sentence of your message refers to the...

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    Evidently not. If this were a capitalist society, a capitalist system and had capitalist rules, then anybody capable of doing it competently would be allowed to manufacture and sell...
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    Vietnam could have gained that without the war...

    Vietnam could have gained that without the war and two million deaths. Also, it learned from China, which started during the late 1980s. Finally, the difference is that in these countries the...
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    If climatologists and geologists are right, then...

    If climatologists and geologists are right, then tipping points for irreversible effects of climate change and limits to growth are close. In order to avoid them, those in the middle class will have...
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    For petrochemicals in general, they are used for...

    For petrochemicals in general, they are used for fertilizer, implants such as heart valves, stormwater barriers, household and industrial cleaning agents, refrigerants, artificial joints, much of...
  15. According to the EIA, shale oil won't last...

    No. We really don't need Saudi oil. Trump just has financial ties with SA so it doesn't matter how disgusting the kingdom is, as long as Trump gets his money. Besides, we need to use less oil and...
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    So, now it turns out that you never realized that...

    Oh, what a shock. A disingenuous p.o.s. stuffs some straw in order to come back around and claim victory.

    It's time for you to :fuckoff:[/QUOTE]

    So, now it turns out that you never realized...
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    Are you kidding me?! They are necessary and...

    I was responding directly to the entirety of your claim. The fact that plastics and petrochemicals have thousands of uses and are integral to modern society does not mean that they are NECESSARY or...
  18. Around 10 pct of oil imported by the U.S. comes...

    Around 10 pct of oil imported by the U.S. comes from KSA, but almost 30 pct comes from OPEC members. The oil purchases involve the petrodollar which is coupled with the military industrial complex,...
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    I referred to thousands of applications used for...

    "They" does not refer to consumer-oriented goods and services but to "plastics [and] petrochemicals...used for thousands of applications, and are integral to modern industrial civilization." You...
  20. Can also be seen in light of the petrodollar.

    Can also be seen in light of the petrodollar.
  21. And yet he was supported by people who were...

    And yet he was supported by people who were generally the opposite.
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    Here's what I wrote: Your claim: ...

    Is a disposable razor a "basic need"? No it is not. So does this other point you are making have anything to do with what I've argued? No it does not.

    Further, in regard to your argument--at...
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    And it wasn't just Vietnam but various forms of...

    And it wasn't just Vietnam but various forms of intervention in different parts of the world which led to significant levels of human suffering.
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    But that wasn't my point, remember? The...

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    I made it perfectly clear--and reiterated it, no less--that I was referring to such things as disposable razors and plastic utensils and the like--i.e., single-use, throw-way...
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    Strawman? Your WHOLE post talked about reusable...

    Once again, you are demonstrating extremely poor reading comprehension skills and/or are merely being unnecessarily pedantic. As I pointed out, I clearly qualified my comment and included examples...
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