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Response to bananas (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 06:07 PM

40. This is a stupid idea.

Enjoy low natural gas prices while you can.

When it falls apart you won't be able to afford water, natural gas, or electricity, and it's because of projects like this that this failure will happen not gradually, but catastrophically.

The current natural gas industry is a bubble of corruption. Too many people are making huge amounts of money selling wells and properties that won't last. What's going on now is the equivalent of "flipping" real estate. We are screwed.

Reasonable people when faced with water shortages might limit lawns, golf courses, and other decorative outdoor irrigation. But we are not reasonable creatures, most especially the wealthier among us who don't give a damn about the people who have little or nothing.

I think we'll be seeing some Depression era sorts of population migrations as the climate becomes less hospitable. The failures of projects like this will only make our problems worse. It's a house of cards.

Ah, but maybe there will still be water in Oregon... Hope you folks in San Diego don't have to walk.



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