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Forum Post: Gasoline from the e-coli virus?

Posted 10 years ago on Oct. 11, 2013, 12:49 a.m. EST by Builder (4202)
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Korean scientists have developed a method for producing petroleum from a commonly-found bacteria, e-coli. Usually associated with food poisoning, and the bane of meat industries everywhere, this breakthrough looks promising.




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[-] 2 points by nazihunter (215) 10 years ago

19th century technology. Let's can it and move on.

[-] 3 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

There's still some blood left to suck out of it, I'm afraid to say.

Electric motors are so low-maintenance, a whole industry will have to look at altering their business model, and start working on advancement, maybe??

[-] 0 points by nazihunter (215) 10 years ago

I could possibly agree with this...BUT!~ an entirely new business model would need a whole lot of R&D. A lot of ingenuity has been lost in this country because they think of the short-term and huge profits. Greed has finally sunk capitalism. I could tell you a story about my first job interview for a computer programmer....when outsourcing was relatively new and a retailer wanted me to write a program on the spot calculating percentages in the thousands and tens of thousands on profits. My immediate thought unfortunately came out of my mouth; "How can make 10000% profit on a pair of pants?" Lost that job. But it a suckbag place anyway. You see, when people become commodities to the point where those kind of profits are reasonable, then capitalism will ultimately fail. You have to go way down deep in the shit to see why but I'd bet my bottom dollar on it. You see, it set the kind of trend that started this website. It would take companies that give a fuck about the welfare of their people, where ever they reside, and interested in the long-term,..interested in posterity. You're right. There's a lot more blood to suck out of it, but for the few, not the many. But think outside the box, a few is millions and the many is hundreds of millions when you're speaking about populations. The blood it will suck will be from those many and, it will bring capitalism to collapse much quicker.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

I'm actually tipping a bit of a monetary coup, wherein those who've stashed their cash in various offshore holes in the wall, will either be severed from their loot, or the loot itself will be worth nothing.

[-] 2 points by nazihunter (215) 10 years ago

I'm for all forms of tough love on the rich.

[-] 0 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

China is calling for an end to petro-dollar dominance in the market.


[-] 0 points by nazihunter (215) 10 years ago

I don't blame them. The government shutdown is not helping faith in the U.S. The reigns need to be pulled in on the financial markets. If not, one can see nothing but trouble for the foreseeable future. Perhaps I could move to Iceland. The cold air would be good for me.

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

How are things at the moment in the US of A?

The nooz isn't saying much but doom and gloom.

[-] 0 points by nazihunter (215) 10 years ago

Sorry. I tried to respond to this and my computer went batty on me. The doom and gloom has been decades in making here. But the inflation that has been climbing since 2003 along with the bogus job market along utility companies turning into vipers, along with ....just name it. Nowadays, you go to a C-grade restaurant and even spaghetti is more than ten dollars. That's without bread and salad. Any business that accepts credit cards charges it whether you bought something or not. Yes, it's a vagrant's every man for himself economy, integrity and honor be damned. All customer service is re-routed to India, where they read off cue cards. They can't understand you. You can't understand them. But we are the 'lone superpower' other countries hate our 'freedoms'. HAH! Are ya fukin' kiddin' me? The police look like Northeast Stormtroopers even in towns where there is no crime. But I'm sure there's someone who disagrees with me. We don't have a democracy and we haven't for the last 30-40 years. What we have is a Hypocrisy. And they've done a damned good job with indoctrination process. That's why no one knows what they're talking about anymore. It's a great place! But is there anyplace safe from the mind fuck?

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

I was kinda meaning like right now.

Shutdown of govt, and all that.

[-] 0 points by nazihunter (215) 10 years ago

Well, I told you about the past 10 years. Now the assholes add insult to injury. So, howdya think it's doin?

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

No peeps getting run over by tanks?

No mace guns running amok?

No loose canons firing up the streets?

Just calm everyday stuff, then?


[-] -2 points by HCHC4 (-28) 10 years ago

Theres a reason they have been buying gold like no one's business.

Everyone says that the whole gold thing is bullshit. And it should be.

But when someone finally offers a sound currency that isnt being absolutely destroyed by its own leadership, the people with the cash may head in that direction, and quickly.

Not saying that we cant make do without it, but its going to be a big shock and will ultimately lead to war with whoever does it.

Don't believe it? Go ask Ghadaffi.

[-] -1 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

Yes, problem being, China won't be so easily demonised in the corp/press, and most certainly won't be unprepared for some old-fashioned "liberation" by NATO forces.

[-] 0 points by HCHC4 (-28) 10 years ago

"We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers. Our power is in our ability to make things unworkable. Bayard Rustin"

I didnt stumble upon that quote until very recently via this site, but has there ever been a better quote for occupy?

[-] 0 points by nazihunter (215) 10 years ago

It's a great quote. Its working for the pugs quite well right now. Its just not working for anyone else. Another great one to add is." Evil happens when good people do nothing."

[-] 0 points by HCHC4 (-28) 10 years ago

I fully believe this shutdown is just giving the people another chapter of the circus, while TPTB work on chipping away SS and getting the TPP lined up and ready to go.

They have no problem furloughing some federal workers and screwing up contracts. These are the same people that have been bombing villiages for 12 years straight, taking away rights, slobbering at the trough of the central banks, and giving wall street unlimited amounts of money.

A shutdown is nothing compared to all of that. If its happening, its because they want it to imo.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

Yes, the prez is perfecting that look of frustrated defeat.

He's going for the best actor oscar, for sure.

[-] 0 points by nazihunter (215) 10 years ago

Right! the 2-headed snake is in complete control. Evil happens when good men do nothing.


[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

It would be nice to think that everyone can afford to junk their autos, and buy a tiny electric people-mover, but there's got to be a transition stage in the process.

And due to planned obsolescence, lithium batteries now have a self-destruct feature, limiting the life of the battery to two or three years, when they were actually designed to last indefinitely, for use in satellites and space exploration vehicles.

If you're just hanging around here to pick fights, and piss people off, congrats, ZD, because you've done a wonderful job so far.


[-] 1 points by nazihunter (215) 10 years ago

Yes, well, let me say this, you unapologetic whisper from the atom age; I want a little space bubble to go riding around in with my dog, rastro. Then I want to hop \on an electric belt and go to, not Cogswell Cogs, the Koch Bros. funeral home. Yes, we'll turn their mansions into funeral homes for the 1% and their puppets. So, say about 10% of the population. There will be champagne served and lavish buffet spread. We'll have the Koch bros. taxidermied and stuffed in case you need boxing practice or a good workout. Lavish entertainment will excite us; we'll have bankers harnessed to dog sleds to give the kids free rides and darts to throw at their asses in case they go to slow. Yes, this is a new age. Embrace it; forget fuk'd up fossil burning bull ook ook. We have space cars; I've seen a few floating down at area 51. The taxpayers own it. Now we wanna see it. We've seen how good it is keeping it a secret. Anyone in the know sells their secrets to the other side anyway-meaning it's only a secret to those who pay for it-US! We damned humans get so emotional!!!!! It pisses me off!

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

Apology not expected.

When discussing profitability, let's look at the bottom line of tar sands, as opposed to sweet light crude, shall we? It's not a pretty picture, nor anywhere near as profitable. Almost break-even, which backs up your infrastructure proposal. Weening people off that supply diminishes demand. Eventually, the break-even point becomes the unprofitable, and after a term of writing off losses against other gains, the process will simply be shelved as no longer being viable.

The workers on these projects are numbers on a page. They'll simply be retrenched.

Could they be retrained? As battery makers in the lithium ion industry? Who cares? That's up to them.


[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

It goes a lot further than OPEC, as you're probably aware.

Plenty of other industries are umbilically attached to the auto industry, which is why we are still using technology that emerged in the early years of industrialisation.

Our own nation held a "royal" inquiry into the costing in the auto parts industry, and the results were never revealed, despite the reality that to build your own car from parts would cost close to half a million dollars.

Sales tax alone on those parts was enough to put the lid on that taxpayer funded inquiry.


[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

I've been cruising today on a shoprider electric chair.

Zero to ten in three seconds. Plenty fast enough for me, ZD.