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  •  Like us, the Chinese need it to survive right now. (2+ / 0-)
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    Unlike us, they are putting a lot into research and development of new green/clean energy sources; when new energy methods are available, the Chinese will be using them to replace dirty energy sources...while we will cling to our filthy energy to the bitter end, just to keep wealthy corporate overlords filthy rich.

    We have a tendency to write off the Chinese as ignorant peasants and rigid Commies (whose goal is to build a military capacity to invade the globe).  They are not.  They are a very bright people with a very long history of discovery and innovation. We underestimate them.  

    One day, when we are forced to look for alternatives to our dwindling fossil fuels, we will be buying clean technology from them...technology that could and should have been developed and produced here.  In this respect we are victims of our own propaganda.  

    "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

    by 417els on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 04:05:34 AM PST

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    •  Why develop it here? (1+ / 0-)
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      One day, when we are forced to look for alternatives to our dwindling fossil fuels, we will be buying clean technology from them...technology that could and should have been developed and produced here.

      If buying it from them is cheaper than developing it was we should buy it from them.

      If it is more expensive, then we can redevelop the technology more cheaply than they did because we will know many of the right answers when we start.

      •  We might disover the "right answers" in the first (0+ / 0-)

        place.

        What will or will not be cheap or expensive in the future - and who will be setting the prices - is unknowable.

        "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

        by 417els on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 04:58:12 PM PST

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