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If we don't have oil in the United States what would you do?

Saw this on a post... This is what I see as alternatives.

Food in cold storage. We used to have to salt meat, now we froze, or by cured, smoked,and seasoned meats. But still need to be refrigerated, so perhaps liquid nitrogen is a new status symbol of the big truth in big corporations. (or small !!) Can we make liquid nitrogen??

For heating, the solar powered grids are a tax write 0ff.
For electricity like lights and generators we would use batteries, or even hurricane lamps with mineral oil. , or even vegetable oil , maybe we can even recycle our cooking oils to use for the lamps afterward.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:54 PM on Jun. 7, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • oh my goodness we might all have to change for the better of our environment! who would have ever thought of that!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:56 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • You pretty much can not make anything or run anything without petrolium products.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:57 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • We are using dead animals to fuel things. How disgusting!

    delilahsmom1177

    Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 12:58 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • What do you think they make the solor panels from? wood? Nope, its all petro.
    BlooBird

    Answer by BlooBird at 12:59 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • Oh, my good..........blah, blah, these are great ideas, the environment is crumbling way before we started losing oil. , But some people are still driving one person per car................ Duhhhhh I dunno, maybe we should change,

    Come on, it's only change!! GEEEEEEESSSSSHH!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:00 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • This is the kind of backward thinking that brought us ethanol. You know how much gas is used to make 1 gallon of ethanol from corn? 1 1/2 gallons.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:01 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • ONLY PETROLEUM PR> excuse me......... but what is vegetable oil, it's corn!! and soybean oil, it's pressed from soy beans.
    People and muscle, excuses are so invalid.... get a backbone
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:02 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • Has anyone had to live in alaska, they use whale blubber. Did you see shots from ethiopia, the local folk make use of anything they can, they live in grass huts, or clay roofing, dirt floors, and what do we let happen, do we adopt them?? No they get over governed and mass genocided
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:05 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • but what is vegetable oil, it's corn!! and soybean oil, it's pressed from soy beans.

    How do you think they press it? With machines. There are not a bunch of people turning a hand crank to get it.
    BlooBird

    Answer by BlooBird at 1:07 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • Anon :05, great points!!! Wow you should PM me!
    delilahsmom1177

    Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 1:08 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

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