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Are you worried about a meat shortage due to hacking?   The Consumer You: Marketplace

Started 6/1/21 by Showtalk; 1702 views.
Showtalk said:

There are separate wells for diesel fuel, too. How do they keep their jobs?

They have to drill quite a few wells that get kerosene or roofing tar before they strike a deposit of jet fuel or diesel. <snicker>

Jerry Pournelle's iron law of bureaucracy comes to mind.

WALTER784 said:

But regardless of who they blame it on... you would end up paying at least $37,000 or more for a gallon of gas?

There would be a total demand collapse if it reached that point. Starving hordes would swarm out of the densely populated cities, and strip the rural land bare like locusts. Millions would either die in place or kill one another in "violent competition for dwindling resources".

Things would be like Zimbabwe or Venezuela. Or the Weimar Republic.

But it would certainly thin out the population. Only the meanest, baddest, most ruthless predators would remain when the dust settles.

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk 

Jun-18

Oh, that is how it works.  Thank you. 

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jun-18

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

They have to drill quite a few wells that get kerosene or roofing tar before they strike a deposit of jet fuel or diesel. <snicker>

ROFLMAO...

FWIW

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jun-18

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

Jerry Pournelle's iron law of bureaucracy comes to mind.

Yep...

Now that's a name I haven't heard in quite a while. I used to hear people from all over the world quote him but that was 12 ~ 15 or more years ago.

FWIW

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jun-18

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

Things would be like Zimbabwe or Venezuela. Or the Weimar Republic.

Venezuela is the one I was mainly thinking about. They used to be quite a rich country... probably the most prosperous in Central America... but now look at them.

FWIW

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jun-18

Showtalk said...

Oh, that is how it works.  Thank you. 

Are you serious?

It's all produced from crude oil!

FWIW

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk 

Jun-19

It’s called humor.

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