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West's dependence on dodgy regimes

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Submitted by Mike (United Kingdom), Jan 30, 2006 at 09:30

To Guy - you are spot on with regard to lessening the West's reliance on Arab oil.

Every time I get into my car I reflect on the fact that I am using 100+ years old technology here and now in the 21st century. Men have landed on the moon (supposedly), and every single technical field has advanced in leaps and bounds, but we still need some gloopy stuff dug out of the ground to propel us around - what a crock.

I reckon the reason we rely on oil is simply because the powers that be ( in particular western governments) make a lot of money out of it. If we ran around on a cup of seawater and a lump of nutty-slack, there goes their gravy train and much of their power. So please, please, please will sombody develop something that allows me to stick two fingers up to the tossers with the oil.
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