13 years ago
Perplexed Bob

Is technology the solution to the middle east?

The terrorist attacked the USA because of our interference in midle east affairs. We interfere to protect our interest: oil. What if we had no more interest in the region? What if we were energy independent? People say we are decades away from energy independence. That simply isn't true. Tesla Motors produces an electric car that gets the equivalent of 135 mpg. That's 9 to 5 times more efficient than internal combustion engines. http://www.teslamotors.com/ Technology such as this can wean us off international oil supplies. Oil would lose its luster. Money would stop pouring into the middle east. Madmen would not have great wealth to wage war and spread terror. The USA would have little reason to interfere in middle east domestic affairs. Why are we not exploring this avenue rather than playing into the hands of the terrorist by waging war in the region? If little Tesla Motors can obtain 135 mpg, why can't GM & Ford?
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13 years ago
Anonymous
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How far can those cars go before they have to be recharged? What drives the electricity? Coal? Oil? Water? We use oil in plastics, so look around you, you have oil products all around you.
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5 years ago
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I have never heard anyone in the media refer to him as the worst former President. Don't know where you're getting that from. He is actually rather well respected. His Carter center has worked on Peace initiatives, human rights and fair election monitoring worldwide for years. He got the Nobel Peace prize for it, for heavens sake! Does that sound like a loser to YOU? He got Egypt and Israel a peace treaty, which amazingly enough has stood the test of time.
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13 years ago
prancinglion
Well Bob... The problem isn't our interest in the Middle East is Oil. We get more oil from Canada and Mexico than we get from the Middle East.... and of course there is the domestic production. Having a more fuel efficient lifestyle and increased use of different forms of energy will have no effect on the murderous antics of Islam. In fact, they would probably step up their murderous attacks on others if the money started drying up over there. The problems from the middle east come from the intolerance and ignorance of the people there... not the oil. Warm regards, Douglas
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13 years ago
iceman
Some folks are just addicted to oil, they could dive into an oil well ? Gent below. with a hard name: Sorry for previous remarks, my mistake. U 2 prancing ? keep up the good work. I guarantee you folks, if we leave ME alone, we will do much better, we have science and high tech, why we need some freaking ME oil? I didn't go to school and educate myself, just to beg some damn like you say fanatics for oil? I'll make the damn oil? I'll make other form of energy, i can do it, we can do it together. Best Regards.
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13 years ago
alphabetsoup2
We need to make important political decisions concerning energy independence and treat this as seriously as we do using the military in hotspots overseas. It is, as the kids say, a no brainer. We need better leadership in Congress and in the White House!
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13 years ago
Bio_freak
No those people who bombed the US are fanatics. They are people brainwashed by some men who are teaching ' God' (or if they are really teaching what he says). Even if the US stops intefering the region for its own intersest(s) they would not stop until the country is in ruins
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13 years ago
Overt Operative
Lillian is missing the point, as well as most people seem to. Tesla's car is electric and electricity must be generated by oil or coal or whatever. But the car is more efficient. It's stretching the mpg to 135. The car recharges in about 2 hours and goes several hundred miles on a charge. If every vehicle in the USA used this technology, oil prices would drop by at least 75%.
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