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February 01, 2021, 09:27 PM
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For most american, it’s too expensive to buy a home, especially in Los Angeles. For 1 million$ you can’t buy anything decent in this town. A young woman made a choice: she moved to Death Valley in California where real estate prices are lower.


If you refer to Los Angeles, San Francisco or New York, then I'd agree. But this isn't necessarily the case in the rest of the country. I'd say if you're middle class, have a decent job and good credit, you can buy a home. I know this from experience. Also, real estate prices vary wildly depending on the region of the country. In 2011 I sold my house in Miami for $139,000 and bought the one in San Antonio for $110,000. This  despite the fact that the house in Miami had a total area (including land) of about 320m³ whereas the one in San Antonio has about 740m³ and an additional bedroom plus a garage. Why anyone would want to pay more to live in Miami is beyond my comprehension.

Saudi Arabia's Economic Dilemma: Are the Good Times Over?

Countries that depend on oil and will not or cannot diversify are on a death spiral. Every day there is more oil and less demand with no indication of a price increase any time soon AND Venezuela's huge oil reserves are all but untouched. Add to this that slowly but surely the world is becoming carbon neutral. Clean technology becomes more advanced and more prevalent every day. I read somewhere that General Motors intends to go full electric by 2035. Others will follow suit.

February 02, 2021, 11:51 PM
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Countries that depend on oil and will not or cannot diversify are on a death spiral. Every day there is more oil and less demand with no indication of a price increase any time soon AND Venezuela's huge oil reserves are all but untouched. Add to this that slowly but surely the world is becoming carbon neutral. Clean technology becomes more advanced and more prevalent every day. I read somewhere that General Motors intends to go full electric by 2035. Others will follow suit.
If you want to read an interesting article about oil companies: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/02/business/energy-environment/exxon-mobil-bp-2020-loss.html
As far as EV are concerned, I think GM and other companies will never be "full electric" for physical reasons. By 1900, electric cars were at their heyday in the US, accounting for around a third of all vehicles on the road. 10 years later, they were replaced by gasoline-powered cars, which were cheaper. What's more, oil is more energy efficient.

February 03, 2021, 05:06 PM
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Countries that depend on oil and will not or cannot diversify are on a death spiral. Every day there is more oil and less demand with no indication of a price increase any time soon AND Venezuela's huge oil reserves are all but untouched. Add to this that slowly but surely the world is becoming carbon neutral. Clean technology becomes more advanced and more prevalent every day. I read somewhere that General Motors intends to go full electric by 2035. Others will follow suit.
Well, in order to give you a more complete answer, I stumbled upon a good article on the controversial website zerohedge, about electric cars:
https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/battery-fairy-other-delusions-race-replace-gas-powered-cars


I also found the excellent movie "The dark side of green energy" in English here: https://watch.thewest.com.au/show/345576
"The energy transition holds the promise of a more prosperous and peaceful world, finally free of oil, pollution and shortages. But this official thesis proves to be a myth : by breaking free of fossil fuels, we are setting ourselves up for a new dependence on rare metals..."

February 03, 2021, 09:35 PM
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As far as EV are concerned, I think GM and other companies will never be "full electric" for physical reasons. By 1900, electric cars were at their heyday in the US, accounting for around a third of all vehicles on the road. 10 years later, they were replaced by gasoline-powered cars, which were cheaper. What's more, oil is more energy efficient.

I wish I had a dollar for the number of times "never" happens.

If you mean replace internal combustion engines with electric cars with 1990's technology, then I'd agree. Technology has improved dramatically and will continue to do so. There are charging stations in just about every city. I've seen several of them here in San Antonio despite Texas being an oil and gas state. After nearly 20 years Tesla is still very much in business producing and selling electric cars. Here in America ALL dealerships have hybrid cars in stock for sale. So far every hybrid owner I've spoken to has given me great reviews. None of this would have happened if electric cars were as practical as those made in the 1990's or before.

Also: Internal combustion engines are NOTORIOUSLY inefficient. Of all the energy input from the fuel, only about 20% is converted into mechanical energy used to turn the wheels. Roughly 60% is lost in heat, and the rest is lost in friction and pumping i.e., turning all the other parts of the car needed for the engine to run (alternator, water pump, etc). Keep in mind their design isn't much different that the one invented by Karl Benz about 150 years ago.

February 04, 2021, 04:09 AM
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As far as EV are concerned, I think GM and other companies will never be "full electric" for physical reasons. By 1900, electric cars were at their heyday in the US, accounting for around a third of all vehicles on the road. 10 years later, they were replaced by gasoline-powered cars, which were cheaper. What's more, oil is more energy efficient.

I wish I had a dollar for the number of times "never" happens.

If you mean replace internal combustion engines with electric cars with 1990's technology, then I'd agree. Technology has improved dramatically and will continue to do so. There are charging stations in just about every city. I've seen several of them here in San Antonio despite Texas being an oil and gas state. After nearly 20 years Tesla is still very much in business producing and selling electric cars. Here in America ALL dealerships have hybrid cars in stock for sale. So far every hybrid owner I've spoken to has given me great reviews. None of this would have happened if electric cars were as practical as those made in the 1990's or before.

Also: Internal combustion engines are NOTORIOUSLY inefficient. Of all the energy input from the fuel, only about 20% is converted into mechanical energy used to turn the wheels. Roughly 60% is lost in heat, and the rest is lost in friction and pumping i.e., turning all the other parts of the car needed for the engine to run (alternator, water pump, etc). Keep in mind their design isn't much different that the one invented by Karl Benz about 150 years ago.
I wasn't talking about a 1990's technology, I was saying that electric cars appeared in 1900 (this wasn't a typo), ie a century ago. If oil cars replaced electric cars, it's because of oil properties. In fact, electric cars are a technology of the past. Nowadays, if car makers want to shift to EV, it's because they know that we won't have enough oil in the coming decades but it doesn't mean it's feasible on a large scale.

February 04, 2021, 04:10 AM
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Today, new videos are available on the forum.


Movies vs Life – With English subtitles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN38y5MILbs



French court rules France not doing enough on climate change
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9j9jw8N2Jw



How to husk a coconut.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQU6o4ooL5E



EuroDance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE47OxO65ds

February 04, 2021, 10:15 PM
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I wasn't talking about a 1990's technology, I was saying that electric cars appeared in 1900 (this wasn't a typo), ie a century ago. If oil cars replaced electric cars, it's because of oil properties. In fact, electric cars are a technology of the past. Nowadays, if car makers want to shift to EV, it's because they know that we won't have enough oil in the coming decades but it doesn't mean it's feasible on a large scale.

Both electric cars and internal combustion engines have been around for more than a century. I'm convinced electric car technology will continue to improve and made more practical as time goes on.

You don't necessarily need oil to run an internal combustion engine. Methanol and ethanol will do just fine and, unlike oil, these fuels are renewable. There is also more complete combustion and thus less air pollution plus the fact that these alcohols are biodegradeable. Unfortunately, like in any combustion, cars will continue to spit out CO₂ which contributes to climate change.

February 06, 2021, 04:08 AM
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I wasn't talking about a 1990's technology, I was saying that electric cars appeared in 1900 (this wasn't a typo), ie a century ago. If oil cars replaced electric cars, it's because of oil properties. In fact, electric cars are a technology of the past. Nowadays, if car makers want to shift to EV, it's because they know that we won't have enough oil in the coming decades but it doesn't mean it's feasible on a large scale.

Both electric cars and internal combustion engines have been around for more than a century. I'm convinced electric car technology will continue to improve and made more practical as time goes on.

You don't necessarily need oil to run an internal combustion engine. Methanol and ethanol will do just fine and, unlike oil, these fuels are renewable. There is also more complete combustion and thus less air pollution plus the fact that these alcohols are biodegradeable. Unfortunately, like in any combustion, cars will continue to spit out CO₂ which contributes to climate change.
This is true. But in the EU, biofuels production is still insignificant compared to oil consumption. And it must be borne in mind that the biofuels are themselves created out of fertiliser and pesticides (made from petroleum), diesel and electricity. There is very little primary energy addition in the creation of biofuels but they do reduce food supplies and produce upwards pressure on food prices. I think that the cars of the future will be the horse or the donkey.

February 15, 2021, 12:38 PM
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Tonight, new clips are available on the forum.

Short movie Elefante
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRxf9HmSo4k



Time jumpers full movie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAdu1jzDC4A



Vincent Mignerot - The risk of collapse of modern societies (a conference in French)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJQ9qhm2WOQ

February 25, 2021, 12:14 PM
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Tonight, a video of a conference is available on the forum. It is titled : Will technology save us from Climate Change and was released on 23/02/2021.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s254IPHXgVA